Anna Purcell

1784–
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Anna

When Anna Purcell was born in 1784, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Thomas Purcell, was 38 and her mother, Eleanor Sullivan, was 34.

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Thomas Purcell
1746–1830
Eleanor Sullivan
1750–1795
Catherine Sullivan Purcell
1770–1850
Isaac Purcell Sr
1778–1805
Sarah Sullivan Purcell
1782–1859
Anna Purcell
1784–
James Sullivan Purcell
1786–1827
John Purcell
1788–1834
Thomas Purcell
1792–1821
Wesley Purcell
1793–1853
Peter Purcell
1794–

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World Events (3)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 3

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1792 · Becomes the 15th State

Age 8

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains

Name Meaning

English, Welsh, and Irish (of Norman origin): from Old French pourcel ‘piglet’ (Latin porcellus, a diminutive of porcus ‘pig’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, or a nickname, perhaps affectionate in tone. This is a common surname in Ireland, having become established there in the 12th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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