Charles Purcell


Brief Life History of Charles

Charles Purcell was born in 1792, in Prince William, Virginia, United States as the son of Lt George W Purcell. He married Nancy Dyer on 26 July 1814, in Mason, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in New Harmony, Harmony Township, Posey, Indiana, United States in 1830 and Harmony Township, Posey, Indiana, United States in 1840.

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Charles Purcell
Nancy Dyer
Marriage: 26 July 1814
Andrew Purcell
Sarah Purcell
John Purcell
Louisa Purcell
Mary Emma Purcell
George Purcell
Margret Purcell
Nancy Jane Purcell
Juliann Purcell

Sources (7)

  • Percell in entry for Jane Smith, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Chas Purcell, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Charles Purcell, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 July 1814Mason, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 2

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.


    Age 22

    Historical Boundaries: 1814: Gibson, Indiana Territory, United States 1816:Posey, Indiana, United States

    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

    Age 32

    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

    Name Meaning

    English, Welsh, and Irish (of Norman origin): from Old French pourcel ‘little pig’ (from Latin porcellus, a diminutive of porcus ‘pig’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, or a nickname, perhaps denoting someone thought to resemble a pig. This surname is common in Ireland, having become established there in the 12th century. There may sometimes be confusion with Pearsall .

    English: habitational name from Purshull in Elmbridge, Worcestershire. The placename derives from an uncertain first element + Old English hyll ‘hill’.

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

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