Ansel Purple

about 1773–16 November 1808 (Age 35)
Chatham, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Ansel

When Ansel Purple was born about 1773, in Chatham, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Edward Purple, was 28 and his mother, Mary Hodge, was 23. He married Dorothea Dolly Smith in February 0019, in New Hartford, New Hartford, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 16 November 1808, in Middle Haddam, Chatham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 35.

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Ansel Purple
Dorothea Dolly Smith
Lyman Smith Purple
Ansel L. Purple
Lavina Purple
Elisha Purple

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 8

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1783 · A Free America

Age 10

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.

Name Meaning

Probably a translation of Italian Purpura .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ancel Purple, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"
  • Ancel Purple, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"
  • Ancel Purple, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"

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