Sara Jane Litsey

4 September 1826–23 June 1896 (Age 69)
Grayson, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Sara Jane

When Sara Jane Litsey was born on 4 September 1826, in Grayson, Kentucky, United States, her father, Henry L Litsey, was 24 and her mother, Catherine Day, was 22. 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 23 June 1896, in Duff, Grayson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Duff Cemetery, Duff, Grayson, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Roderick Purcell
Sara Jane Litsey
Marriage: 1846
Kate Purcell
Henry Thomas Purcell
Squire Jesse Purcell
John Warren Purcell
Mary M Purcell
Franklin P Purcell
George Purcell
Cassandra M Purcell
James Marion Purcell
William Grant Purcell

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens
    Age 4
    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.
    Age 20
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Possibly an Americanized form of a German surname, perhaps Litscher .

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Sarah J Purcell in household of James R Purcell, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Sarah Jane Purcell in entry for Kate P. Mercer, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
    • Sarah J Purcell in household of J R Purcell, "United States Census, 1860"

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