Elisha Percival Jr.

6 April 1781–14 April 1867 (Age 86)
Lenox, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elisha

When Elisha Percival Jr. was born on 6 April 1781, in Lenox, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Elisha Percival Sr., was 37 and his mother, Abigail Smith, was 33. He married Sarah Robinson on 20 October 1805, in Lenox, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Dalton, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1810. He died on 14 April 1867, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Elisha Percival Jr.
Sarah Robinson
Marriage: 20 October 1805
Levi Robinson Percival
Harriet Percival
John H Percival
Abigail Percival

Spouse and Children

20 October 1805
Lenox, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States



    Harriet Percival


    John H Percival


    Abigail Percival


Parents and Siblings



    Abigail Percival


    Lydia Percival


    Hannah Gates Percival




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 2

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 5

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.

Age 23

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Name Meaning

English:1. from the personal name Perceval, first found as the name of the hero of an epic poem by the 12th-century French poet Crestien de Troyes, describing the quest for the holy grail. The origin of the name is uncertain; it may be associated with the Gaulish personal name Pritorīx or it may be an alteration of the Celtic name Peredur ( see Priddy ). It seems to have been altered as the result of folk etymological association with Old French perce(r) ‘to pierce or breach’ + val ‘valley’. 2. Norman habitational name from either of the two places in Calvados named Perceval.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elisha Percival, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Elisha Percival, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Elisha Percival, "United States Census, 1830"

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