Sara Jane Litsey

4 September 1823–26 June 1896 (Age 72)
Grayson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Sara Jane

When Sara Jane Litsey was born on 4 September 1823, in Grayson, Kentucky, United States, her father, Henry Litsey, was 21 and her mother, Catherine Day, was 19. She married James Roderick Purcell in 1846. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Short Creek, Grayson, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 26 June 1896, in Duff, Grayson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Duff, Grayson, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Roderick Purcell
1822–1903
Sara Jane Litsey
1823–1896
Marriage: 1846
Kate Purcell
1846–1846
Henry Thomas Purcell
1847–1936
Squire Jesse Purcell
1848–1924
John Warren Purcell
1849–1900
Mary M Purcell
1851–1851
Franklin P Purcell
1853–1901
George Purcell
1855–
Cassandra M Purcell
1857–1948
James Marion Purcell
1861–1943
William Grant Purcell
1864–1941
Purcell
1868–1868

Spouse and Children

    James Roderick Purcell

    Male1822–1903Male

    Female1823–1896Female

MARRIAGE
1846
children

(11)

    Kate Purcell

    Female1846–1846Female

    Henry Thomas Purcell

    Male1847–1936Male

    Squire Jesse Purcell

    Male1848–1924Male

    John Warren Purcell

    Male1849–1900Male

    Mary M Purcell

    Female1851–1851Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Litsey

    Male1802–1877Male

    Catherine Day

    Female1803–1887Female

siblings

(11)

    Female1823–1896Female

    Female1825–1888Female

    John D Litsey

    Male1828–1897Male

    Elizabeth Litsey

    Female1829–1831Female

    Squire J. Litsey

    Male1832–Male

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 7

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1846

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of a German name, perhaps Litscher .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah J Purcell in household of James R Purcell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah J Purcell in household of J R Purcell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah J Purcel in household of James Purcel, "United States Census, 1850"

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