PURCELL

Family History

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Some of this information is based upon research in progress and

and has not necessarily been proven or finalized.

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Purcell

English, Welsh, and Irish Purcells are of Norman decent.
Purcell is from an old French word pourcel ‘piglet’.    

Latin porcellus, a diminutive of porcus ‘pig’

Names were simply spelled as they sounded by medieval scribes and church officials. Therefore, during the lifetime of a single person, his name was often spelt in many different ways, explaining the many spelling variations encountered while researching the name Purcell. Some of these variations included: Purcell, Purcel, Pursell, Purcill, Purcells, Percell, Porcell, Percill, Persell, Percel, Pirsell, Porcill, Porsell, Purcelle, Purcele, Persells, Pursells, Purcels, Porcells, Purchell, Purscel, Purtill and many more.

 

Normandy
(France)
to 1066

England
1066 - 1200

Ireland

1200 - 1677

The Normans were the people who gave their names to Normandy, a region in northern France. They descended from Viking conquerors of the territory and the native population of mostly Frankish and Gallo-Roman stock. Their identity emerged initially in the first half of the tenth century, and gradually evolved over succeeding centuries until they disappeared as an ethnic group in the early thirteenth century. The name "Normans" derives from "Northmen" or "Norsemen", after the Vikings from Scandinavia who founded Normandy (Northmannia in its original Latin).

The Norman conquest of England began in 1066 AD with the invasion of the Kingdom of England by the troops of conqueror Guillaume Le Conquérant aka "William the Conqueror" (Duke of Normandy) and his success at the Battle of Hastings resulted in Norman control of England.

For distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D., Porcell was granted lands in Surrey England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy), their liege Lord.

Sir Hugh Purcell, Lord of Loughmoe
In the 1170 Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland, Sir Hugh Purcell came to Ireland with Richard 'Strongbow' de Clare (created Lord of Leinster by the King of England) and was soon after "slaine by the Waterfordians," leaving two sons, (a) Sir Walter, ancestor of the Loughmoe family, and (b) Sir Hugh, Jr.   All Irish Purcells seem to descend from Walter Purcell, who came to Ireland in the early thirteenth century. Walter obtained lands in Kilkenny while his son Hugh later obtained lands in Tipperary in marriage with an heiress.

Purcell is a common surname in Ireland, having become established there in the 12-13th century.  In Irish, the name is written Puirseil.  Purcells were found mostly in the contiguous counties of Kilkenny and Tipperary. 

Historically the Burkes, FitzGeralds and Butlers are the three Norman families outstanding in the moulding of the history of Ireland following the invasion of 1169.  Purcells were adherents of the Butlers (Earls of Ormonde) and captains of their army.  The picturesque ruined castle of Loughmoe, the seat of the head of the family, is a well known landmark near Thurles, about halfway between Dublin and Cork.  Nicholas Purcell, 13th Baron of Loughmoe (1651 – 4 March 1722) was the first son of Colonel James Purcell of Loughmoe and Elizabeth Butler, sister the influential James Butler, 1st Duke of OrmondeNicholas was commissioned captain on February 12, 1686 after the ascension of King James II, and in May 1686 was admitted to the King's Privy Council of Ireland.  It was at this time in 1686 that King James II confirmed the title of Baron of Loughmoe to Colonel Nicholas.  Colonel Nicholas was also a right-hand man to Patrick Sarsfield, Earl of Lucan.

 

Blackcastle

The Blackcastle as it is known, was built in the Town Park in 1450 by the Butlers. This building and its manor lands were occupied by them and leased to the families of Purcell of Loughmore and Morris of Knocka

 

 

Purcell Research

Resources:

http://www.findagrave.com/surnames/p/purcell.html

http://genforum.genealogy.com/purcell/

http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.purcell/mb.ashx

http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Purcell-family-history.ashx

http://www.ancientfaces.com/research/surnames/p/purcell

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jeffcotham/Thomas%20Purcel/index.htm

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlkik/history/purcell.html

Another possible spelling is Pearsall : http://members.core.com/~sharprm/library/pearsall.htm

Research:

 

  On the ship Constance which departed London for Virginia arriving in October 24, 1635 there is

  one Thomas Pursell

  Thomas Purcell's (1666) parents are unknown but his grandfather was thought to be Thomas Purcell

  who came to America on the sailing vessel, Constance, in 1635, age 16, from London.

  (See the volume "From Ireland to Oregon" by Aloa Dereta for complete sources and history.)

 

Henry Pearsall was one of the 50 original settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.
Nassau County Historical Society Journal 18:3 (summer 1957) 1-16; (summer- fall 1969) reprinted 24-37.


"The Fifty Original Proprietors of Hempstead" by George D. A. Combes.
Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707 page 23. --HENRY PEARSALL born Est. 1598-1627, and d.July 1667.
He married Ann Pankhurst Est 1624-1667

 

 

 

John Parcel ~1630 - 1677  (Not Yet Proven)

John "Jan" Parcel (Parcell)  ?? aka Botcher
Birth:            ~1630
Married #1:  unknown
Married #2:  Judith Ytie Jans ~December 1658 in New Amsterdam, New York
Death:          1677 and his will was proved on September 28, 1677

November 25, 1658 John Parcell, alias Borcher, of Huntingdonshire, England for living in adultery with Ytie Jans, to be placed at the whipping post with two rods in his arms, to be banished for 20 years, and pay a fine of 100 guilders ($40), with costs. A petition submitted to the Council on December 12, 1658 by John Parcell and Ytie Jans, two sorrowful sinners, ask for pardon and leave to marry. The Council allowed them to remain three months to settle their affairs, but must separate from each other at once. Official records become strangely silent at this point, but Jan must have found a way to marry Ytie, since a wife by that name survived him and was his widow in 1684. They provided a home for their children from previous marriages and at least two of their own. (2) On June 13, 1674, Ytie was named as a sponsor at the baptism of Catharine, daughter of son Hans. Jan Parcell died in 1677, his will proved on September 28 of that year. Ytie, along with step-sons John and Thomas Parcell, appear on the rate list of Newtown in 1683. In March 1684 she petitioned the Council concerning a dispute over lands near Gravesend - the last time her name appears in the public records.

Source: http://www.jonathanpaul.org/genweb/d0001/g0000086.html

Mrs Parcel (unknown)
Birth:           

Children:

Thomas Parcel
Birth:   1653 in New Amsterdam, New York Co., NY
Death: ~1732 in Spectacle Island, Westchester Co., NY

John Parsel
Birth:   1657 in Newtown, Queens, NY
Death: after 1713 in Newtown, Queens Co., NY

Judith Ytie Jans (or Jansen)
Birth:             1636 in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
                      daughter of Thomas Jansen
Married #1:   Laurents DUYTS ~1635 in Germany and had 5 children
Married #2:   John Parcell ~December 1658 in New Amsterdam, New York
Immigration: ~1650 to New Amsterdam, New York Co., NY
Death:           1684 in Newtown,, New York

November 25, 1658 Judith Ytie Jans was sentenced to a whipping and banishment for living in adultery with Jan Parcell in New Amsterdam, New York. 

November 25, 1658 Laurens Duyts of Holstein received sentencing from Stuyvesant for selling his wife, Ytie Jansen and forcing her to live in adultery with another man, and for living himself in adultery, he was to have a rope tied around his neck, and then to be severely flogged, to have his right ear cut off, and to be banished for fifty years.

Source:http://www.jonathanpaul.org/genweb/d0001/g0000086.html

Children:

Catherine Parcel
Birth:   b: 1659 in Newton, Queens, New York, USA
Death: after 1677 in NY

William Parcel
Birth:   1660 in , New York, New York, USA
Death: ~1728 in Newtown, Queens Co., NY

Cedric Parcell posted that his research showing John Parcell to have been John Parcil of Swineshead, Hunts who emigrated to Long Island in 1642. This full history of the family back to 1179 is documented in his book 'Parcel Past', shortly to be reprinted as 'The Heirs of Turgis de Pateshall'.   http://genforum.genealogy.com/parcell/messages/88.html

 


1660 map of New Amsterdam (New York City, now Manhattan)

 

 

 

Purcell to America

 

Ireland

1200 - 1677

New York
1677 - 1700

 

John Persell ~1627

John Percell (aka John Pursell / Purssell / Persell / Purslow / Pursley / Purslone)
Birth:            ~1627 in Dublin, Ireland
Married #1: 
Married #2: 
Married #3:  Elizabeth Walmsley, widow of Thomas Walmsley on November 1, 1684
Occupation:  Husbandman - fancy name for a farmer
Death:          1680 in Newtown, Queens County, New York

Sources have documented a John Persell that came to America from Dublin, Ireland, on the ship "Phoenix", Captain Shaw, arriving in the river Delaware in August, 1677.  

 

John settled in the Bucks County, Pennsylvania area.  Possibly John was the "John Pursland" who was one of the owners of cattle in Bucks county in 1684, according to the entry in the original record.  John Persell was appointed Constable for the "...further side of Neshaminah" in 1689 and was also appointed Constable for the "..upper parts of the settlement, between Neshaminah and Poquessing." In the same year he appears as a witness in the Bucks County courts, and gives his age as "about sixty years." John Persell would have been born about 1627.  He was again appointed Constable in 1690, for "upper parts of Neshaminah." He married in 1684, Elizabeth Rudd, the widow of Thomas Walmsley.

Elizabeth Rudd Walmsley (widow of Thomas Walmsley)
Birth:            ~1644 in Yorkshire, England
Father:         Giles RUDD of Mouldhole
Married #1:  Thomas Walmsley on Nov 13, 1665
                        at the home of Jane Waln at Slaine Merow, Yorkshire, England
Married #2:  John Persell on November 1, 1684
Death:          1684

 

Thomas Walmsley Sr. of Wadington Eaves, Yorkshire, England was born about 1642.  He married Elizabeth Rudd on September 13, 1665.  Thomas and Elizabeth, along with their six children, came to America on the ship “Lamb”.  They arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682. Three of the six children died on board ship.  They settled in the Byberry, Philadelphia county area.   Thomas Sr. died less then a year after they arrived.  Elizabeth remarried in 1684 to John Persell.

Children:

Henry
Birth:
  
Death: 

Thomas
Birth:  
Death:

 

THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
CHAPTER XVI (Vol. II), 1905 ed. BRIDGETON. 1890.
http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/bucks/history/local/davis/davis45-16.txt
 

John Pursell (~1627-1680)

It is impossible, at this late day, to give the names, and time of settlement, of the pioneers who located in that part of Nockamixon now embraced within the boundary of Bridgeton. The Pursells were one of the earliest families to settle in the new township whose descendants remain. Recent investigations satisfy us the original name of the family was not Pursell, but "Purslone," and was among the earliest settlers in Penn's Colony. Among the arrivals in the Delaware in the Phoenix, Captain Shaw, August 1677, was John Purslone, a farmer from Ireland. He probably settled in Bensalem, although his name is not on Holme's map, where it would have been had he been a land owner. On the 9th of 7th month, 1685, he was appointed constable for the "further side of Neshaminah," which brought his residence in Bensalem. He appears as a witness at the court of Quarter Sessions 1 mo. 9. 1689, when his age is given as 60 years. His wife's name was Elizabeth. (1) In the Quarter Sessions docket his name is written Purslone and Pursley.

Thomas Pursell (1666-1738)

On May 12, 1726, Thomas Pursell, or "Pursley," Wrightstown, bought 225 acres in that township of John Cooper, on Randall's run.

Dennis "Denes" Pursell (1708-1792) & Ruth Cooper

Prior to 1745 Dennis Pursell, or Pursley, father of John Pursell, appears in Musconetcong, Hunterdon county, New Jersey. His wife's name was Ruth, daughter of Henry Cooper, of Newtown, married 1728, and her mother a daughter of William Buckman, also of Newtown. She was married twice, the first time to Henry Cooper, and upon his death, to Launcelot Strawhen.

There were Pursells in Bristol township early, the will of John Pursell being proved April 8, 1732, leaving a daughter Ann, and the will of Mary, his widow, was proved April 7, 1786.

We do not know at what time Dennis Pursell, or Pursley, died on the Musconetcong, but his son John removed to Nockamixon about 1775, and died there. The names of the children of the two generations of Pursells are about identical, as far as they go. All the Pursells of Bucks county are descendants of John the elder of Nockamixon, now embraced in Bridgeton.

John Pursell (~1627-1680) & Elizabeth Walmsley (1644-1684)

(1) The maiden name of John Purslone' wife was Elizabeth Walmsly, widow of Thomas Walmsly, who died 1684, leaving sons Henry and Thomas.

John Pursell (1721-1804) & Anne Coomb (17??-1820)

There is a difference of opinion as to the time the Pursells, or Pursleys, removed from the Musconetcong to Nockamixon, the date being fixed between 1750 and 1775, but we think the latter date the nearest correct. About 1773, John Pursell purchased of Dr. John Chapman 100 acres lying on the Delaware below Bridgeton for £450, the deed being witnessed by John Beaumont and Thomas Ross. He had four sons, John, Thomas, Brice and Dennis, and at least six daughters; Ruth, who married Daniel Strawhen, Elizabeth, Benjamin Holden, Ann, Margery, Jane, married John Houseworth, and Mary who married a Henry. John Pursell died 1805, and his wife, Anna, 1820.

Of the sons of John, Thomas settled at Bridgeton and held the first Methodist service there. Brice M. Pursell, a man of influence in his day is well remembered by many friends.

Thomas Pursell (1720-1779) & Mary Van Hook (1722-1771)

Thomas Pursell, who located at Narrowsville in the last century, and had a ferry there, is thought to have been a brother of the first John.

CHAPTER XLI or CHAPTER XI (Vol. II), 1905 ed. DURHAM. 1775.

Thomas Pursell and father, who were employed on the Durham boats between Durham and Philadelphia

Thomas Pursell (1763-1861)  son of John Pursell and Anne W. Combs

Adam Romig set up a tavern in Pursell's house, and the latter opened the river road down to Kintnerville and out to the Durham road. The ferry was much used by people going from New Jersey to Philadelphia. Thomas Pursell's dwelling is still standing and occupied as a tavern. In 1797 Pursell built a mill in New Jersey, opposite Riegelsville, at the mouth of Musconetcong creek. In 1793 he bought plat 12 next to 13 and disposing of all his property, 1807, sold plat 12 to Michael Fackenthall and 13 to Charles and Thomas Meredith, of New Britain. He then moved over to Finesville, New Jersey, and died there 1821. He was twice married and left a large family.

 

 

Purcell American Migration

 

New York
1677 - 1700

New Jersey
1700 - 1740

Virginia
1740 - 1795

Kentucky
1795 - 1810

Indiana
1810

 

 

Thomas Purcell 1666 - 1738

Thomas Purcell    (Pursel / Pursil)
Birth:     1662 in Ireland
          or 1666 in New York  
          or 1655 in Staten Island, Richmond County, NJ
Father:   ?? William Pursell
               ?? John Persell
Married: 1695 to Christiana Van Woggelum in Brooklyn, Kings County, NY
Death:    1738 in Dover, Kent County, Delaware
Will:       dated July 25, 1738 . Administer of will was his son Daniel, executed at Dover Kent Delaware.
              (Calendar of Kent County, Delaware probate records 1680-1800, FC929.3D343))

At about the same date of arrival of John Persell in Bucks County in 1677, Thomas Purcil (Pursell) appears at Flatlands, Long Island.   Thomas' first official residence was on Staton Island, now Richmond County, New York

Thomas PEARSALL was born about 1586 in Staffordshire County, England.
October 24, 1635 The Constance departed London for Virginia
85 passengers listed. Pursell, Thomas . . . . 26

Thomas died about 1642 in VA.
He was married to Mary BRENT.
Children were: Nicholas PEARSALL .

Henry Pearsall was one of the 50 original settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

Christiana Van Woggelum
Birth:       October 30, 1667 in Staten Island, Richmond, NY
Baptized:
October 30, 1667 Brooklyn Dutch Church in Brooklyn, Kings County, NY
Father:    Jan Pietersen Adriaense Van Woggelum born ~1647 in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Mother:   Stintje Jan Van Ootmarsum born 1650 in Ootmarsen, Oversyel North Holland, Netherlands
Siblings:  Margret (aka Grietje) Janse, Jan Jans, Adiaen Jans, Trientie (aka Catherine) Janse, and Helletie Janse Van Woggelum.
Death:     1735 in Kent, Delaware

1679 Thomas acts as an appraiser in Flatlands, Long Island
1686 Thomas was one of the patentees of Newton, Long Island
1703 Thomas or a son of his with the same name moved to the Raritan, in Somerset county, New Jersey prior to 1703
1710 Thomas purchased a large tract of land in Somerset county, though then living in Middlesex
1719 Thomas conveyed one half of it to his son Daniel
1728 son Daniel conveyed a part of it to Gysbert KROM, of Amwell township, Hunterdon county
1726 on May 12, Thomas bought 225 acres in that township of John Cooper, on Randall's run. 

1600 map of Flatlands, Kings County, what is now New York


1660 map of New Amsterdam (New York City, now Manhattan)

Children:   baptized at the Raritan Dutch Reformed church.

Daniel  
Birth:            1696 in Port Richmond, Steuben, New York
Married: #1: Elizabeth before 1727
Children:      John Purcell
Married: #2: Keiziah Hite 1739 in Dover, Kent, Delaware
Children:      James Purcell 1744;  Dennis Purcell 1740;  Thomas Purcell 1746 all born in Dover, Kent, Delaware
Death:          1776 in Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky

 

Thomas Purcell
Birth:           1697 in Staten Island, Richmond, New York
Residence:   upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Death:         1792
 

John "Jan" Purcell

Birth:       1698 in Port Richmond, Staten Island, New York
Baptized: 1698 Hunterdon, NJ - Witnesses: Pieter Staats and Grytie Van Woogleum  
Death:
     March 1779 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Married:  Hannah Hall about 1718-19
 

 

Elizabeth
Birth:       1702 in Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey
Baptism:  March 23, 1702 in Raritan Dutch Church, Raritan, New Jersey

 

Peter
Birth:       1704 in Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey
Baptism:  October 25, 1704 in Raritan Dutch Church, Raritan, NJ

 

Dennis "Denes" Purcell
Birth:        < April 28, 1708 in Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey
Baptism:   April 28, 1708 in Raritan Dutch Church, Raritan, NJ
Married:   Ruth COOPER on September 28, 1728
                  Ruth born 1704 daughter of Henry Cooper and Mary Buckman of Newtown, Bucks county
Residence: Settled in Bethlehem township, Hunterdon county, New Jersey
Children:   John Purcell born: 1742 - died: 1782 - married: Mary - Children: Dennis 1780                   
                  Lydia  born 1729
                  Daniel born 1730 - died 1804 - married Lydia
                            children: Peter, Benjamin, Thomas, Ruth, Sarah & Hannah
                            will dated May 2, 1803, and was probated January 7, 1804
Death:       before 1792 in Kent County, Delaware

BIOGRAPHY: Denes Pursell, yeoman, married Ruth Cooper, spinster by New Jersey license dated 18 September 1728. Denes Pursell, or Dinnes Pursell, was the youngest child of thomas and Christiana Van Woggelom Pursell. Denes was baptized as Dinnes Pursell at the Raritan Dutch Church, 28 April 1708. Denes Pursell is said to have exchanged land which he owned in Kent County, Delaware, with his brother Daniel for land which the latter owned in Wrightstown Township, Bucks County. The subsequent history of Denes and Ruth Pursell is shrouded in mystery.

BIOGRAPHY: The other daughter Ruth Cooper married Denes Pursel of Dover,Kent County, Delaware, a son of Thomas Pursell, both father and son being natives of Ireland. Denes Pursel (as he wrote the name) on January 22, 1732, transferred his interest in a large tract of land in Kent County, Delaware, to his brother, Daniel Pursell in exchange for a tract of land owned and occupied by Daniel in Wrightstown Township, Bucks County. He later removed to New Jersey and little is known of his history, but he and his brother Thomas are supposed to be the ancestors of the Pursell family of Upper Bucks.
 

THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

A Daniel PURCELL settled later in Alexandria township, Hunterdon county and in 1783 bought a tract of land in Tinicum, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, and erected a grist mill which he operated for two years. He then returned to Kingwood, New Jersey, where he died in 1804, leaving sons, Peter, Benjamin and Thomas, and daughters, Ruth MIDDLESWARTS, Sarah TINSMAN and Hannah JONES.

Will of Daniel Pursell dated May 2, 1803 and probated January 7, 1804.
It provides a home for his widow Lydia on his plantation is Kingwood during life or widowhood. To a son Peter is devised the plantation in Sussex County, New Jersey, whereon he then lived, containing 110 acres. To the son Benjamin is devised the plantation whereon the testator lived in Kingwood, "said to contain 230 acres more or less."  To his son Thomas Pursell and daughters Ruth Middleworth, Sarah Tinsman and Hannah Jones, is bequeathed œ150 each, to be paid successively one, two, three and four years after the death of their mother. To sons Peter and Benjamin, residue of personal estate; and they are named as executors. Attached to the will is the following endorsement, signed by the widow, "Probate--Kingwood Township, Hunterdon Co. The subscriber Lyddy Pusley due agree and am fully satisfied and it is my choice and desire that this will should be proved according to law.  Witness my hand and seal this seventh day of January one her thousand eight hundred and four. LYDDY X PUSLEY (SEAL)" mark


THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
CHAPTER XVI (Vol. II), 1905 ed. BRIDGETON. 1890.
http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/bucks/history/local/davis/davis45-16.txt

Prior to 1745 Dennis Pursell, or Pursley, father of John Pursell, appears in Musconetcong, Hunterdon county, New Jersey. His wife's name was Ruth, daughter of Henry Cooper, of Newtown, married 1728, and her mother a daughter of William Buckman, also of Newtown. She was married twice, the first time to Henry Cooper, and upon his death, to Launcelot Strawhen.

There were Pursells in Bristol township early, the will of John Pursell being proved April 8, 1732, leaving a daughter Ann, and the will of Mary, his widow, was proved April 7, 1786.

We do not know at what time Dennis Pursell, or Pursley, died on the Musconetcong, but his son John removed to Nockamixon about 1775, and died there. The names of the children of the two generations of Pursells are about identical, as far as they go.  All the Pursells of Bucks county are descendants of John the elder of Nockamixon, now embraced in Bridgeton.

Henry Purcell

 

 

 

Hunterdon County, New Jersey

Hunterdon County, is a rural county in Western New Jersey, located about half way between New York City and Philadelphia.

 

 

John "Jan" Pursell 1698 - ~1758 & Hannah Hall 1700-17??

John "Jan" Pursell
Birth:     1698 in Port Richmond, Staten Island, New York
Father:  Thomas PURCELL born 1667
Mother:  Christiana VANWOGGELUM born 1666
Married:
Hannah Hall in 1718-19 in Hunterdon County, NJ
Death:    after 1758 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Hannah Hall
Birth:      1700 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Father:   Thomas Hall  born app. 1663
Mother:   Hannah Seather born app. 1675
Death:

John and Hannah Pursel were both baptized at the Readington Reformed Church in Somerset County, New Jersey by the Rev. Theodorus J. Frelinghuysen on April 9, 1720. The witnesses were Jacob Sebring and Ceitjen Van Neste. (Somerset County Historical Quarterly Vol IV )


Children:

Thomas Purcell

Birth:         April 9, 1720 in Readington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Baptized:   April 19, 1720 in New Jersey
Marriage:  Mary Van Hook in 1750
              
   Mary Van Hook born ~July 5, 1722 in Freehold, NJ
Children:   Catherine Purcell           Birth: ~1740
                  Hannah Purcell              Birth: 1740 in VA
                  Benjamin Purcell            Birth: 1746 in Shelburne Parish, Loudoun, VA
                  Henry Purcell                 Birth: 1747 in Loudoun, VA Death: Kentucky
                  John Purcell                   Birth: 1747 in Loudoun Co. VA
                  Thomas Purcell Jr.          Birth: 1742 in Hillsboro, Loudoun County, VA
                                                        Marriage: Lydia Vernon
                  Daniel Purcell                 Birth: 1754 in Bucks, Pennsylvania
                  Lawrence Purcell           Birth: 1756 in Londoun County, Virginia
                  Mary Van Hook Purcell Birth: September 11, 1758 Loudoun Co., VA
                  Samuel Purcell               Birth: May 1760 in Fauquier, Virginia
                  Christiana (twin) Purcell Birth: ~1760-61 in NJ
                  Elizabeth (twin) Purcell   Birth: ~1760-61 in NJ
                  Deborah Purcell             Birth: 1767 in Loudoun Co., Va.
Military:    Revolutionary War Soldier
Death:       March 1779 in Loudoun County, Virginia
Buried:      Potts Cemetery, Loudoun, Virginia

John Pursell

Birth:         November 5, 1721 in Hunterdon, NJ
Baptized:   November 5, 1721 in Readington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Marriage:
  Anne W. Coon (Coomb) in Pennsylvania in 1761
Children:
   Margaret   1752 born
                                   1776 married Daniel Strawn (Strawhen) Sr in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
                                            Daniel was the son of Jacob Strawn 1717 and Christina Styntje Pursell 1721
                   John         1762 born
                                   179? married Martha Mercy Iliff and had 11 children
                                   1816 died
                   Ruth         1765 born
                   Thomas    1769 born August 25
                                   17?? married #1 Catherine Crause
                                   1797 Pursell built a mill in New Jersey at the mouth of Musconetcong creek.
                                   1821 died in Finesville, New Jersey
                   Brice.       1776 born, August 15 in Nockamixon, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania.
                                   17?? married Catherine Moore in Pennsylvania
                                   1806 lived on the 1/3 of the farm inherited from his father
                                   18?? Served as justice of the peace for twenty-one years
                                   1848 died, August 12, 1848, in Nockamixon, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania.
Death:        1804 in Nockamixon Twp, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania
Burial:        1804 December - The Narrows, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Will:           1805 will was probated February 5, 1805

It is unclear whether John Pursell was a son of

  1. John "Jan" Pursell 1698 - ~1758 & Hannah Hall 1700-17??
    or

  2. Dennis Pursell - aka Denes Pursle 1708-1804  &  Ruth Cooper 1704-17??

THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
CHAPTER XVI (Vol. II), 1905 ed. BRIDGETON. 1890.
http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/bucks/history/local/davis/davis45-16.txt

There is a difference of opinion as to the time the Pursells, or Pursleys, removed from the Musconetcong to Nockamixon, the date being fixed between 1750 and 1775, but we think the latter date the nearest correct. About 1773, John Pursell purchased of Dr. John Chapman 100 acres lying on the Delaware below Bridgeton for £450, the deed being witnessed by John Beaumont and Thomas Ross. He had four sons, John, Thomas, Brice and Dennis, and at least six daughters; Ruth, who married Daniel Strawhen, Elizabeth, Benjamin Holden, Ann, Margery, Jane, married John Houseworth, and Mary who married a Henry. John Pursell died 1805, and his wife, Anna, 1820.

Of the sons of John, Thomas settled at Bridgeton and held the first Methodist service there. Brice M. Pursell, a man of influence in his day is well remembered by many friends.

Christiana Styntje Pursell

 Birth:        November 5, 1721 at Bethlehem, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey.
             or March 01, 1722 (or 24-25) in Reading, Hunterdon City, New Jersey             
Marriage: Jacob Strawn (Strachan / Strawhen) March 22, 1740 in Bethlehem, Hunterdon Cty, New Jersey
                                                                     or March 28, 1741 in Bethlehem, Hunterdon Cty, New Jersey
                 Jacob born in 1717 in Bucks Cty, PA died December 20, 1800
                 son of Lancelot Strawn and Mary Buckman Cooper
Children: Thomas    Born June 8, 1742 at Bethlehem, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey.
                                Census: 1772, in Haycock Twp, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania.
                                Census: 1799, in Richmond, Madison Co, Kentucky.
                                Census: 1800, in Madison Co, Kentucky.
                                Married #1 Mary Heacock on June 8, 1769  in Richland, Bucks Co, PA
                                daughter of William Heacock and Ann Roberts,
                                Married, #2 Sophia Chisholm circa 1772, in Pennsylvania
                                daughter of James Chisholm
                                Died January 2, 1814, in Richmond, Madison Co, Kentucky.
                John         Born 1744 in Bethlehem, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey.
                                Prob of Est: 29 Aug 1808, in Greene Co, Pennsylvania.
                                Census: 1804, in Morgan Twp, Greene Co, Pennsylvania.
                                Married Kezia Dennis
                                       Apr 1770, in Richland, Monthly Meeting, Bucks Co, PA
                                       daughter of John Dennis and Kezia Ball
                                Died  Aug 1808, in Greene Co, Pennsylvania.
                Jacob       Born  23 Mar 1746/7, in Bethlehem, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey.
                                Married Susannah Van Buskirk circa 1773, in Hunterdon Co, New
                                daughter of George "Joris" Van Buskirk and Sarah Susanna Ashton,  Jersey.
                                Died  20 Aug 1809, in Jefferson, Greene Co, Pennsylvania.
                                Burial: Aug 1809, in Smiths Cemetery, Rices Landing, Greene Co, PA.
                                Prob of Est: 28 Aug 1809, in Greene Co, Pennsylvania
                William     Born, 17 Jan 1749/0, in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey.
                                married #1 Ann Van Horn,
                                daughter of Garrett Van Horn and Mary Neal.
                                married second, Mary Raudenbush in Pennsylvania.
                                Died, 12 Jun 1809, in Strawntown, Haycock Twp, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania.
                Daniel       Born, 27 Mar 1752, in Strawntown, Haycock Twp, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania.
                                Occupation: Farmer.
                                married #1 Ann Lloyd 1774, in Bucks Co, Pennsylvania.
                                daughter of John Lloyd and Eleanor Foulke
                                married #2 Margaret Pursell, circa 1780, in Pennsylvania.
                                married #3 Sarah Shaw Moore 14 Jan 1808, in Buckingham MM, Bucks Co, PA.
                                daughter of Jonathan Shaw and Sarah ( ),
                                Died, 10 Sep 1819, in Haycock Twp, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania.
                Mary        Born, 21 Feb 1754, in Strawntown, Haycock Twp, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania.
                                Married Joseph Van Buskirk (Captain) 1772, in Northampton Co, Pennsylvania.
                                son of George "Joris" Van Buskirk and Sarah Susanna Ashton,
                                Died, 1782, in Chestnut Hill, Twp, Northampton Co, Pennsylvania
                Hannah    Born, 8 Apr 1756, in Strawntown, Haycock Twp, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania.
                                Married John White Sr, 1773, in Fayette Co, Pennsylvania. 
                                Died, 9 Nov 1823, in Madison Co, Kentucky.
                Isaiah       Born, 28 Oct 1758, in Strawntown, Haycock Twp, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania.
                                Burial: Aug 1843, in Deer Park Cem, Putnam Co, Illinois.
                                Census: 1817, in Morgan Twp, Knox Co, Ohio.
                                Military: 1777, in Continental Svc, of Rev War, Bucks Co, PA.
                                Occupation: Blacksmith/Farm.
                                Married Rachel Reed 12 Aug 1781, in Turkeyfoot Twp, Somerset
                                daughter of John Reed (Captain) and Thankful Honawell,  Co, Pennsylvania.
                                Died, 2 Aug 1843, in Florid, Deer Park Twp, Putnam Co, Illinois.
                Job          Born, 12 Oct 1760, in Strawntown, Haycock Twp, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania
                                Burial: Sep 1821, in Redstone Cem, Brownsville, Fayette Co, PA.
                                Census: 1810, in Franklin Twp, Fayette Co, Pennsylvania.
                                Census: 1820, in Dearborn Co, Indiana.
                                Occupation: Farmer/Breeder.
                                Married #1 Mary Cooper 4 Nov 1791, in Pennsylvania.
                                daughter of John Cooper and Martha ( ), 
                                Married #2 Hannah Bowers McCauley, 2 Jul 1813, in Fayette Co, Pennsylvania.
                                Died, 5 Sep 1821, in Muncie, Delaware Co, Indiana
                Jerusha     Born, 14 Dec 1762, in Strawntown, Haycock Twp, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania.
                                Married Jeremiah Reed 1785, in Fayette Co, Pennsylvania.
                                son of John Reed (Captain) and Thankful Honawell 
                                Died, 1834, in Reed Station, McLuney, Clayton Twp, Perry Co, OH.
                Abel         Born, 12 Mar 1765, in Strawntown, Haycock Twp, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania.
                                Married Elizabeth Raudenbush in Pennsylvania.
                                Died, 17 Nov 1848, in Strawntown, Haycock Twp, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania.
                Enoch       Born, 1 Sep 1768, in Haycock Twp, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania.
                                Census: 1840, in District of, Kensington, Phila, Pennsylvania.
                                Married #1 Rebecca Raudenbush, 1791, in Bucks Co, Pennsylvania.
                                Married #2 Margaret Carty (McCarty), 14 Nov 1822, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
                                Married #3 Elizabeth Remer 19 Aug 1830, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
                                daughter of Matthew Remer and Sarah ( )
                                Died, 7 Nov 1849, in Quakertown, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania.
Death:    May 2, 1805 in Haycock Twp, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Burial:    Richland Friends Meeting Burial Ground Quakertown Bucks County Pennsylvania

Margaret Pursell

 Birth:      October 20, 1726 in Readington, Hunterdon Co., NJ

 

Jonathan (or Jonathon) Pursell

Birth:      ~1730 in Readington, Hunterdon Co., NJ
Married:
Esther

 

 

 

 

Loudoun, Virginia

Loudoun County (pronounced "LOUD-un") is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

 

Loudoun County was established in 1757 from Fairfax County. The county is named for John Campbell, Fourth Earl of Loudoun and Governor of Virginia from 1756–59. Western settlement began in the 1720s and 1730s with Quakers, Scots-Irish, Germans and others moving south from Pennsylvania and Maryland and by English and African slaves moving upriver from Tidewater.

 

By the time of the American Revolution, it was the most populous county in Virginia. During the War of 1812, important Federal documents and government archives were evacuated from Washington and stored at Leesburg for safe keeping. Local tradition holds that these documents were stored at Rokeby House and thus that Leesburg was briefly the capitol of the United States.

 

Early in the American Civil War, the Battle of Balls Bluff took place near Leesburg on October 21, 1861. Future jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was critically wounded in that battle along the Potomac River. During the Gettysburg Campaign in June 1863, Confederate Major General J.E.B. Stuart and Union cavalry clashed in the battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville. Confederate partisan John S. Mosby based his operations in Loudoun and adjoining Fauquier County (for a more in-depth account of the history of Loudoun County during the Civil War, see Loudoun County in the American Civil War).

 

 

Thomas Purcell Sr. 1720 - 1779        (PURCELL - PURSEL - PURCILL - PURSLEY)

Thomas Purcell Sr (aka Perselly & Persel)
Birth:       < April 9, 1720 in Readington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Baptized: April 9, 1720 in New Jersey
Father:    John Purcell born 1698
Mother:   Hannah Hall born 1700
Married:  Mary Van Hook in 1740 or 1750 (children born starting 1740)
Military:
  Revolutionary War Soldier
Death:     March 1779 in Loudoun County, Virginia
Buried:     Potts Cemetery, Loudoun, Virginia

Will:         Thomas Perselly on March 29, 1779 Loudoun City, VA
Probate:  April 12, 1779 Loudoun City, VA

Mary VAN HOOK
Birth:      < July 5, 1722 in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey
Baptized:
July 5, 1722 in Tennent Church, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Father:   Hendrick "Henry" VAN HOOK b: 19 FEB 1701
               son of Arent Isaacszen van Hoeck (1623-1697) of Germany
Mother:  Deborah L. PARENT born 1701 in Freehold, Monmouth, NJ
Death:    1771 in Loudon County, Virginia
Buried:    Potts Cemetery, Loudoun, Virginia

 

Mary Van Hook Purcell 1722-1771
Potts Cemetery, Hillsboro, Loudon County, VA

Original Stone says across top

"Aged 48 years .."

(rest illegible)

across middle

"Mary Pursel 1722 / 1771"

Newer stone reads

"Mary Van Hook Wife of Thomas Pursell Sr. 1723 - 1771"

 

 

Thomas was a Corporal in the 13th Virginia Regiment during the Revolutionary War

 

 

The 13th Virginia Regiment was authorized on 16 September 1776 by the Continental Congress for service with the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. The unit was organized on 12 February 1777 at Fort Pitt in present-day western Pennsylvania to consist of nine companies of troops from the far-western Virginia counties (now parts of West Virginia and western Pennsylvania). The regiment saw action in the Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, and the Battle of Monmouth. On 24 May 1778 the unit was assigned to the Western Department, and on 12 May 1779 it was reorganized and redesignated as the 9th Virginia Regiment. It was again reorganized and redesignated as the 7th Virginia Regiment on 1 January 1781 to consist of two companies. The regiment was disbanded at Fort Pitt on 1 January 1783.  At Valley Forge the brigade commander was Brig. Gen. George Weedon.

 

 

Some claim that Thomas Pursell helped found the town of Hillsboro, Virginia.  He was a wool weaver and established a blanket factory in Hillsboro.
 

In 1752, Hillsboro Virginia was a huddle of houses and a mill known as The Gap.

 
The Gap was an obvious choice for a village name, for then as now the cascading North Fork of Catoctin Creek, on its eastward rush toward the Potomac River, splits Short Hill in two. A full 500 feet below the two hillside crests stood Samuel Bucher's mill and its "tenement," an old English word meaning dwelling place.

 

The Gap grew as the number of mills increased and their size expanded. John Hough rebuilt Bucher's Mill in 1785, and by 1797, he had a second mill built 1,700 feet upstream. By 1802, the village was approaching its current size of 96 residents, and a post office was established Jan. 1.

 

Striving for a more alluring name than The Gap, Mahlon Roach, the first postmaster, chose Hillsborough, meaning "a shelter in the hill."

 

The classic spelling was essential between 1806 and 1825, for during those years there was a Hillsboro post office in Culpeper County, 38 miles southwest of the one in Loudoun County. That village, also largely made of stone, is now in the Blue Ridge foothills of Rappahannock County.

 

Indeed, the Hillsborough spelling was official through 1893, when the U.S. Postal Service dropped the last three letters.
 

Children:    The older children used the spelling Pursley, the younger ones used Purcell.

Catherine
Birth:       ~1740
Married:  McCafferty or McCaffety
Children: William McCafferty or McCaffety

 

Hannah
Birth:       1740 in VA
Death:     July 13, 1819 in Loudoun County, Virginia
Burial:     Ketoctin Baptist Church Cemetery Round Hill Loudoun County Virginia, USA

"Hannah Osburn Wife of Richard  Osburn died July 13, 1819 79 years"

Married:  1768 in Loudoun, VA
Spouse:    Richard OSBURN
                Birth: 1739 in , Loudon, VA
                Father: John OSBURN b: 1712 in , Chester, PA
                Mother: Sarah MORRIS b: <1719> in , , MD
                Death:   June 2 1795 in ,Loudoun, VA
                Burial:     Ketoctin Baptist Church Cemetery Round Hill Loudoun County Virginia

               

                "Richard Osborn Departed His Life on 2nd day of June 1795 ... 56 years"

Children:

Morris OSBURN           b: 22 Sep 1769 in ,Loudoun, VA

Joel OSBURN Sr.          b: 12 Oct 1770 in ,Loudoun, VA

John OSBURN               b: 1 Feb-Sept 1771 in ,Loudoun, VA

Thomas OSBURN          b: 8 Dec 1772 in ,Loudoun, VA

Richard OSBURN          b: 16 Oct 1774 in ,Loudoun, VA

Nicholas OSBURN        b: ~1778             in CHESTER CO Pennsylvania

Mary OSBURN              b: 1777/1780 in ,Loudoun, VA

Sarah OSBURN              b: 7 Oct 1781 in ,Loudoun, VA

Hannah OSBURN           b: 15 Jun 1784 in ,Loudoun, VA

Joab OSBURN                b: 25 Mar 1786 in ,Loudoun, VA

Priscilla OSBURN            b: 25 Jun 1788 in ,Loudoun, VA

Baalam OSBURN            b: 2 May 1792 in ,Loudoun, VA

Permelia Millie OSBURN b: 30 Jun 1794 in ,Loudoun, VA

John OSBURN                b: 1 SEP 1771 or 1 Feb 1771 in Loudoun, Virginia, USA

Richard OSBURN            b: 16 Oct 1774 in ,Loudoun, Virginia, USA

Mary OSBURN                b: 1777/1780 in ,Loudoun, Virginia, USA

Sarah OSBURN               b: 7 Oct 1781 in ,Loudoun, Virginia, USA

 

Benjamin
Birth:
       1746 in Shelburne Parish, Loudoun, VA
Death:     1819 in Deerborn County, Indiana

Married:  Elizabeth Osburn  ~1773 in Loudoun County, VA

Spouse:    Elizabeth Osburn   born ~1746   d: before 1830 in Dearborn County, Indiana
     Father:  John OSBURN
     Mother: Sarah MORRIS

Children:

Thomas Purcell   b: October 25, 1774

 

Samuel Purcell
Birth:       1775 in Loudoun County, Virginia
Death:     19 MAY 1860 in Marshall Co,IA 
Married:  22 JAN 1801 in -, Nelson, Kentucky
Spouse:    Ann Brewer born 1782 in St. Mary's, Maryland
Children: Benjamin S. Purcell
                    Birth: 30 JAN 1803 in Ripley Co,Indiana
                    Marriage 1 Mary SMALLEY b: 30 APR 1817 in Warren,Ohio
                    Death: 17 NOV 1867 in LeGrange,Fayette Co,Texas
                    Burial: Smalley Cemetery in LaGrange, Fayette County, Texas
               Elizabeth Purcell  Marriage: Jeremiah Watson
               Daniel Purcell born ~1806 Indiana and Jane Graham Mithcell born after 1808

 

Mariah PURCELL
Birth:       1780
Death:     ~1826
Married:  February 15-18, 1800 in Nelson County, KY
Spouse:    Zachariah Cotton born 1773-74; died 1840 in Anderson County, KY
Children: Zachariah Cotton born 1815; died Aug 11, 1892 in Carroll County, KY
                Burial: Sanders Cemeterey #2, Sanders, Carroll County, Kentucky

 

Benjamin PURCELL      b: 1784           in Kentucky

 

Lawrence PURCELL     b: 1791           in Simpson Creek, Nelson Co., KY

 

John Samuel PURCELL
Birth:      ~1792 in Simpson Creek, Nelson Co., KY
Death:    Livingston County, Missouri
Married: Elizabeth Livingston

 

Moses PURCELL  ...more....
Birth:     1795 in Simpson Creek, Nelson Co., KY
Death:    ~1850 Ripley County, Indiana
Married: 3 NOV 1816 in Gallatin, Kentucky
Spouse:   Sarah Davis b: ABT. 1795 in Kentucky
Children: Nancy Willson PURCELL        b: ~1819
                 Melissa PURCELL                  b: ~1824
                 Mary Emeline PURCELL        b: 1825 in Indiana
                 Eliza Ann PURCELL               b: 1832 in Indiana
                 Samuel Van Hook PURCELL b: 1833 in Indiana
                 Aaron Smith PURCELL          b: 19 OCT 1835 in Versailles, Ripley, IN
                 Moses Mandeville PURCELL b: 1837 in Indiana

 

Aaron PURCELL
Birth:        March 1779-1800 in Simpson Creek, Nelson Co., KY
Marriage: ~1820
Spouse:     Maria born December 10, 1802 in Canada
Children:  Benjamin C. PURCELL b: 1821 in Indiana
                 Mahlon PURCELL        b: 1824 in Indiana
                 Arabella PURCELL       b: 1832 in Indiana
                 Maria Louisa PURCELL
                 Abrilla PURCELL          b: 1832 in Indiana
                 Beritta PURCELL
                 Priscilla PURCELL
                 Malvina PURCELL        b: 22 AUG 1834 in IA

 

Sally "Sarah: PURCELL
Birth:        ~1799 in Simpson Creek, Nelson County, KY
Marriage: Thomas DAVIS

 

Elizabeth PURCELL
Birth:        ~1801 in Nelson Co., KY
Children:  ?? Elizabeth
                 ?? Spouse:     Joseph LYONS b: 1846 in IL

 

Henry
Birth:       1747 in Loudoun, VA
Death:     Kentucky
Married:  3 FEB 1807 in Shelby, KY
Spouse:    Elizabeth WHITTAKER born 1740 died July 1819

 

John
Birth:       1747 in Loudoun Co. VA
Death:     Franklin County, Ohio

Married: Sarah Osburn before 1786 in Loudoun Co., Va.

Spouse:   Sarah Osburn was born in 1751 in Loudoun Co., Va.
                She died in Bloomsburg Pennsilvania
                Daughter of John Osburn and Sarah Morris

Children:

Tamar Elizabeth Purcell
Birth:      1772 in FT. WHEELING VA
Death:    27 AUG 1848 in WAYNESBURG PA
Burial:    INDIAN HILL FARM, WAYNESBURG PA
Married: 1796 in WASHINGTON PA
Spouse:   CORNELIOUS NEIL GILLESPIE b: JUN 1772 in NEW CASTLE PA
Children: JOHN GILLESPIE b: 1779
                MARIA GILLESPIE

Enos Purcell
Birth:       1774 in VIRIGINA
Death:   
Burial:   
Married:

Spouse:    MARTHA SMITH
Children: SMITH PURCELL b: 30 MAY 1804 in ROSS CO., OH

 

Abel Purcell
Birth:       1776 in FT WHEELING VA
Death:   
Burial:   
Married:

Spouse:  
Children: (12)

 

Mary Purcell
Birth:      1778
Death:   
Burial:   
Married:

Spouse:   ZEPHENIAH BEALL
Children: Sarah Jane Beall married John Welsh

 

John Purcell Jr.
Birth:       1780 in Virigina
Death:   
Burial:   
Married:
Susannah Goodwin on 2 Aug 1818
Spouse:  
Children:

 

Samuel Purcell
Birth:      1785 in W. Brownsfield, Washington Co Pa.
Death:    14 Mar 1843 in Franklin Co Oh.
Burial:    Walnut Hill Cem. Franklin Co., Oh.
Married:

Spouse:  
Children:

 

Moses Purcell
Birth:       16 Jul 1790 in Brownsville Washington Co., Pa.
Death:   
Burial:   
Married:

Spouse:  
Children:

 

Isiah Zephaniah Purcell
Birth:      16 Mar 1790 in Pennsylvania
Death:    21 May 1867 in Johnson City Ia.
Burial:    Oaklawn Cem. Iowa City, Ia
Married:
#1 Abigail Vance on 27 Dec 1814. Isiah
Married: #2 Rachel McDONALD on 18 Nov 1825 in Franklin Co Oh
Children:

 

Morris Purcell
Birth:      1795 in W. Brownsfield, Washington Co Pa.
Death:    1866 in Lone Tree Ia. Morris
Burial:   
Married:
#1 Sarah O'Donnell in 1824 in Pennsylvania.
Spouse:   Sarah was born in 1800 in W. Brownsfield, Washington Co Pa.
               She died on 21 Aug 1843 in W. Brownsfield, Washington Co Pa.
Married: #2 Elizabeth O'Donnell in 1843.
Spouse:   Elizabeth was born 1795 in Uniontown, Fayette Co Pa.
Children:           

 

Thomas Jr.
Birth:       1742 in Hillsboro, Loudoun County, VA
Death:     1810 Loudoun County, VA
Military:  Revolutionary War Soldier

Married:  Lydia Vernon in 1779 in Loudoun Virginia
Children:

Samuel PURCELL   b: 1776-1796

John PURCELL
Birth:       15 Dec 1781 in NR. Hillsboro,Loudoun,VA
Death:      Frederick Co, VA
Marriage: Mary Jany Janney
Spouse:     b: 2 Jul 1788 in (Snickersville), Frederick Co, VA
Children:  Pleasant PURCELL b March 13, 1806 in Hillsboro,Loudoun,VA

Joseph PURCELL   b: 1783

Thomas PURCELL  b: 1785

Nancy PURCELL    b: 1787

George PURCELL   b: 1790

Pleasant PURCELL  b: 1792

Lydia PURCELL      b: 1792

Mary PURCELL      b: 1794

Valentine Vernon PURCELL b: July 12, 1796

 

Daniel

Birth:       1754 in Bucks, Pennsylvania or Goose Creek, Loudon, Virginia

Death:      July 8, 1813 in Shelby, Ky

Marriage: Margaret SMITH on ?????
Spouse:    Margaret Smith 
                Birth:
~1758 in Virginia
               Death: 22 MAY 1830 in Plum Creek, Spencer, Kentucky

Children:

John M. PURCELL               b: ABT 1780 in , Loudoun,

Virginia Hannah PURCELL   b: 8 AUG 1783 in , Loudoun, Virginia

Henry Purcell ( Not Proven ) b: ABT 1785 in , Fayette, Pennsylvania

Jesse PURCELL                   b: 20 FEB 1787 in , Fayette, Pennsylvania

Alexander PURCELL            b: ABT 1789 in , Fayette, Pennsylvania

David PURCELL                   b: ABT 1791 in , Shelby, Kentucky

Reuben PURCELL                b: ABT 1793 in , Shelby, Kentucky

Elizabeth PURCELL              b: ABT 1799 in , Shelby, Kentucky

James PURCELL                  b: 4 SEP 1803 in , Shelby, Kentucky

Tamer PURCELL                 b: ABT 1805 in , Shelby, Kentucky

Susanna PURCELL               b: ABT 1807 in , Shelby, Kentucky

Rosanna PURCELL              b: ABT 1809 in , Shelby, Kentucky

Daniel moved with brother, John, to Bedford County, Pennsylvania; served with brother Lawrence during the Revolution in Washington County, Pennsylvania, 5th Battalion (PA Archives 6:2:189, 209); The older children used the spelling Pursley, the younger ones used Purcell.   Source - Purcell Family Journal Oct. 1975

CENSUS RECORDS: 1810 Shelby County, Kentucky page #211
Daniel PURSLEY 1 male under 10, 1 male 10 to 15, 2 males 16 to 26, 1 male over 45, 2 females under 10, 2 females 10 to 15, 1 female 26 to 45, 1 female over 45

PROBATE RECORDS: Shelby County, Kentucky film #259250, page #66
Daniel PURCELL, wrote his Will on 28 June 1801 and it was not probated in open court until July 1813. He signed his name and did not have to make an 'X'. He says that his wife Margaret is to have everything so that she can provide for and school his children. He mentions his two oldest daughters but not by name, that if they should marry they would receive so much as their dower. He does not mention any of his children by name or how many there are. His wife Margaret PURCELL and his brother-in-law Reuben SMITH were the executors of his Will. The witnesses were: Isaac NORMAN, Henry JOHNS and Peter FISHER.

ESTATE SELL: Shelby County, Kentucky film #259250, page #72 & 78
Inventory of estate appraised and signed by Reuben SMITH in the August Term of Court in 1813. Daniel's last name is spelled PURCILL, PURCELL and PURSLEY in these papers. The following people bought things at the sell.

Jonathan OSBORN (Widow's new husband), Alexander PURCILL (son), Reuben PURCELL (son), Elizabeth PURCELL (Daughter or wife of David?), James PURSLEY (A possible brother or other relative to Daniel, as his son James would only be 10 years old at the time.), Reuben SMITH (Brother-in-law), Peter FISHER (6th great-grandfather to Vickie Beard Thompson), Levi BRIDGEWATER (6th great-grandfather to Vickie Beard Thompson), John STILLWELL (Cousin to Vickie Beard Thompson), Joseph STOUT (Cousin to Vickie Beard Thompson), Robertson SHELLBURN, Benjamin AKERS, Abram SILLS, Elisha ECHCRAFT, Moses HUFF, Benjamin ALLAN, Martha SMOCK, William NAP, Henry SMOCK, Charles NAP, John LUKES, Alexander LASLY, Zely WILLIAMS, John PIGG, William HANSBOROUGH, Elijah WEEKS, John SMITH, John DOOLEY, John CLEVELAND, Peter JOHNSTON, John DAVIS, Daniel GREEN, William HARRIS, William GREEN and Mayhew LEGG.

K.H. MANKIN NOTES: The majority of the files on the Internet have Daniel and Margaret having 10 children, but I have 12 children listed for them. The two extra that I have are Henry and David, but I don't have any proof on any of these children, not just these two.

 

 

Lawrence

Birth:       1756 in Londoun County, Virginia
Parents:   Thomas PURCELL ~1720-1779 & Mary Van Hook 1724-1771
Death:      Harrison County, Indiana
Married:   Catherine Hannah Brown

 

 

Mary Van Hook
Birth:        September 11, 1758
Death:      11 Mar 1824 in Roundhill Loudoun Co., Va.
Married:   Col. Abner Humphery in 1784 in Londoun Co., Va.
                 Abner was born on 27 Oct 1763 in Bluemont, Loudoun Co., Va.

 

Samuel
Birth:         May 1760 in Fauquier, Virginia
Death:       13 May 1828 in Loudoun Co., Va.
Buried:       Potts Cemetery in Purcellville, Loudoun Co Va..
Married:    Margaret Copeland in Loudoun Co., Va.

 

Christiana (twin)
Birth:
         ~1760-61 in NJ
Married:   William Lodge

 

Elizabeth (twin)
Birth:         ~1760-61 in NJ
Married:   William Brown

 

Deborah
Birth:       1767 in Loudoun Co., Va.
Death:      28 Sep 1846 in Jefferson Va.
Buried:     1767 in Londoun Co., Va. Deborah
Married:   Stephen Shipman about 1785 in Loudoun Co., Va.
Spouse:     Stephen Shipman was born about 1762. He was christened on 25 Jul 1762 in Morristown, New Jersey.

Children:

Mason Shipman

Craven Shipman
born in 1790 in Loudoun Co., Va.
died about 1839.

Daliah Shipman
born in 1790 in Loudoun Co., Va.
died in Jefferson Va.

Lydia Shipman
born on 10 Sep 1793 in Loudoun Co., Va

Ethelia Shipman
born on 15 Jan 1796 in Loudoun Co., Va.
died about 1878 in Leesburg Va.

John Shipman
born on 9 Mar 1797 in Loudoun Co., Va.
died about 1838 in Baltimore Md.

Samuel Shipman
born on 9 Sep 1800 in Loudoun Co., Va.
died about 1861 in Waterford Va.

Ethelen Shipman
born on 15 Jan 1802 in London Co, Virginia.

Elizabeth Shipman
born on 15 Jan 1804 in Loudoun Co., Va.
died in Jefferson Va.

Mary Shipman
born about 1806 in Loudoun Co., Va.
died in Bath Va.

Hannah Shipman
born about 1812 in Loudoun Co., Va.
died in Jefferson Va. 

 

 

 

Purcellville, Loudoun, Virginia

From storekeeper Valentine Vernon Purcell, son of Thomas Purcell Jr. and Lydia Vernon, the town drew its name.  Purcell's Store had been the village's first post office, and Purcell had been appointed postmaster in 1822. One of his descendants, Patience Adelaide Purcell, instructed the correct pronunciation of the family name. "It's PURcell," she said, emphatically accenting the first syllable. "PurCELL is a French affectation."

Patience Purcell Hutcheson celebrated her 99th birthday Aug. 5, 2007 at the Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Leesburg. The Town of Purcellville was named after Patience's great-great grandfather, Valentine Purcell

 

 

Lawrence Purcell 1756

Lawrence Purcell
Birth:     1756 in Loudoun County, Virginia
Father:  Thomas PURCELL born ~1720 in Readington, Hunterdon NJ
Mother:  Mary VAN HOOK born July 14, 1724 in Freehold, Monmouth, NJ
Death:    Harrison County, Indiana

Catherine Hannah Brown
born

Married about 1791

Children:

Uriah Purcell : Most likely son of Lawrence and Catherine Purcell - Not Yet Proven

Birth:      ~1795 in Kentucky
Married: Sarah Byrn in Harrison County Indiana on October 8, 1815
Death:    1849 in Harrison County Indiana
 

Nancy Purcell
Birth:      August 22, 1797 in Nelson County, Kentucky
Married: February 20, 1817 in Dearbor County, Indiana
Spouse:   James Allison Robey born February 7, 1791 in Port Tobacco MD

Hezikah Purcell

Birth:      April 12, 1792 in Nelson County, Kentucky
Death:    October 3, 1875 in Houston, Texas County, Missouri
Burial:    Allen Cemetery, Houston, Texas County, Missouri
Married:  April 1829 in Harrison County, Indiana

Spouse:    Lucinda Martin born April 18, 1809 in Kentucky
Birth:   April 18, 1809 in Kentucky
Death: September 7, 1881 in Houston, Texas County, Missouri
Burial: Allen Cemetery, Houston, Texas County, Missouri

Children:

Rachel Mahala PURCELL
Birth:      1830  in Harrison County, Indiana
Married: March 18, 1851 in Harrison County, Indiana
Spouse:   James NEELY

Sarah Jane PURCELL        b: 19 MAR 1832  in Harrison County, Indiana
Birth:      March 19, 1832 in Harrison County, Indiana
Death:    September 23, 1879
Married: May 22, 1851 in Harrison County, Indiana
Spouse:   Jessie Jones born June 8, 1827
Children: James L JONES b: 25 SEP 1851
                Aaron JONES b: 07 JUN 1852 in Indiana
                Harriet JONES b: 1856 in Indiana
                Rosa JONES b: DEC 1859 in Indiana

William L PURCELL          b: 1835                 in Harrison County, Indiana
Birth:      1835 in Harrison County, Indiana
Death:    February 24, 1895 in Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana
Married: July 27, 1869 in Harrison County, Indiana
Spouse:   Jennie LINGENFELTER

Isaac Newton PURCELL   b: 05 SEP 1837    in Harrison County, Indiana
Birth:      September 5, 1837 in Harrison County, Indiana
Death:    October 6, 1877
Burial:
    October 6, 1877 in Windell Cemetery, Harrison County, In
Married: February 4, 1859 in Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana
Spouse:   Jerusha MARTIN b: 1842 in Kentucky
Children: Mabry PURCELL b: FEB 1860 in Indiana

Sidney PURCELL
Birth:  May 12, 1840  in Harrison County, Indiana
Death: August 4, 1915
Burial: Allen Cemetery, Houston, Texas County, Missouri
Married: 1876
Spouse:   Mary Alice DIEDRICH b: JUL 1857 in Illinois
Children: Peter PURCELL b: DEC 1877 in Missouri
                Phill S PURCELL b: JUL 1880 in Missouri
                Phoebe PURCELL b: JUL 1882 in Missouri
                Charlotte L PURCELL b: NOV 1884 in Missouri
                Maud B PURCELL b: MAY 1887 in Missouri
                Ruby PURCELL b: NOV 1889 in Missouri
                Fred PURCELL b: 23 MAY 1894 in Missouri
                Sylvia M PURCELL b: OCT 1896 in Missouri
                Robert S PURCELL b: JAN 1899 in Missouri

Emily PURCELL
Birth:  1843 in Harrison County, Indiana

Amanda PURCELL
Birth:  1847 in Harrison County, Indiana
Married: March 1, 1870 in Texas County, Missouri
Spouse:   John Conrad ALMACK b: JAN 1836 in Ohio
Children: Hattie Almack ALMACK b: 19 JUL 1875 in Missouri
                Grace ALMACK b: 15 OCT 1883 in Missouri
                John Conrad ALMACK b: 15 OCT 1883 in Missouri
                James Leighton 13 SEP 1889 in Houston, Texas County, MO

John H. PURCELL            
Birth:   October 12, 1850   in Harrison County, Indiana
Death: September 21, 1928
Burial: Allen Cemetery, Houston, Texas County, Missouri
Married: ~1884
Spouse:    Francis C b: FEB 1864 in Missouri
Children: Victor PURCELL b: 05 APR 1885 in Missouri
                 Maud M PURCELL b: MAY 1889 in Missouri
                 Mary L PURCELL b: JAN 1891 in Missouri
                 Jordan PURCELL b: MAR 1892 in Missouri
                 Grace PURCELL b: JAN 1896 in Missouri
                 Leland PURCELL b: JAN 1897 in Missouri
 

Research:       HARRISON COUNTY INDIANA

http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3243618&id=I633113778

 

 

Indiana 1812 census index lists Uriah Purcell, Militia, Harrison County, Indiana

Harrison County Census:

1820 - Uriah Parcell
1830 - Wier Purcell
1840 - Uriah Percell

Harrison County marriages: Uriah Purdue to Sarah Byrn 8 Oct 1815.

Uriah's children always listed his birthplace as KY.
In 1810 Purcell heads of households in Harrison Co. were Jesse and Lawrence.

In 1820 they were Lawrence, Henry and Uriah.

Unproven at this time, but Uriah's father was probably Lawrence.

 

In 1848 James Purcell and his wife Elizabeth sold land they had inherited from Lawrence Purcell to Hezekiah Purcell.  Hezekiah was born April 12, 1792 in Terre Haute, Indiana and died October 3, 1875 in Raymondville, Texas County, Missouri.  Hezekiah married Lucinida Martin born April 18, 1809 in Indiana. Hezekiah is listed in the 1840 Census in Harrison County Indiana.  In the 1860 Census Hezekiah was 68 and living in New Amsterdam

Maybe Uriah's brother.

 

1810 Harrison Co., IN Census Partial

Purcell, Jesse Exeter    1 1 0
Purcell, Lawrence Exeter 6 8 0 

 

 

 

Harrison County Indiana 1800s

Harrison County was created on December 1, 1808 and was formed from Clark and Knox Counties.
The County was named for William Henry Harrison, governor of Indiana Territory and later U.S. President.

 

 MORE...

 

 

Uriah Purcell ~1795 - 1849 & Sarah "Sallie" Byrn 1797 - 1891

Uriah Purcell
Birth:       ~1795 in Kentucky
Married:  Sarah in Harrison County Indiana on October 8, 1815
Death:     1849 in Harrison County Indiana

Uriah Purcell's

Last Will and Testament

December 2, 1844

1812 Indiana Census - Militia, Harrison County, Indiana
1812 War - Company: 5 REG'T (PADDACKS') INDIANA MILITIA. - Rank: Private

Sarah "Sallie" Byrn
Birth:   February 6, 1797 in North Carolina
Death: August 18, 1891 at the age of 94 years, 6 months and 12 days
Burial: Shepherd Cemetery, Shepardsville (Fayette Township), Vigo County, Indiana.

1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison County, Indiana - Widow

Sarah Byrn Purcell

Email from Dorothy Baker (January 2, 2008)

Picture of Sarah Byrn, I copied this from one my Aunt Helen had, and it is her handwriting at the top of the picture I believe. It states she was born in Dublin, Ireland and died when she was either 96 or 99. I thought she was born in NC, but I could be wrong. I do know there is a Purcell castle in Ireland, or the remains of one. Aunt Helen thought genealogy was a waste of time, but she did love me so helped when she could. Sarah is not buried in Harrison County, Indiana but I do know where she is. I don't believe there is a grave for Uriah, probably lost over the ages. He was dead by 1850 as he was not on the 1850 census with Sarah.

Sarah Byrn Purcell

Birth

Feb. 6, 1797

North Carolina, USA

Death:

Aug. 18, 1891

Vigo County Indiana, USA

 Inscription:
 Wife of Uriah Purcell
 Aged 94y 6m 12d
 Sarah and Uriah were married Oct. 8, 1815

 in  Harrison Co., IN. They were the parents of

 2 sons and 8 daughters, including Indiana Otte

 and Susan Dreher who are also buried here.

 

Burial:
Shepherd Cemetery
Shepardsville Vigo County Indiana, USA

 

Research:       http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3243618&id=I633113778

 

Indiana 1812 census index lists Uriah Purcell, Militia, Harrison County, Indiana

Harrison County Census:

1820 - Uriah Parcell
1830 - Wier Purcell
1840 - Uriah Percell

Harrison County marriages: Uriah Purdue (Purcell) to Sarah Byrn 8 Oct 1815.

Uriah's children always listed his birthplace as KY.
In 1810 Purcell heads of households in Harrison Co. were Jesse and Lawrence.

In 1820 they were Lawrence, Henry and Uriah.

Unproven at this time, but Uriah's father was probably Lawrence.

 

 

Research:

 

Sarah always gave her birthplace as NC.
In the earliest IN census (1820), Byrn heads of households in Harrison Co. were:

        Charles, Temple, Thomas, David and Catherine.


All of these lines appear to have come from Ireland to NC to IN.

 

Sarah most likely was the daughter of Thomas Byrn and Catherine Hoover

 

Byrn, Charles born 1731 in Ireland and died July 22, 1787 in Rowan County NC  (PDF)

- Byrn, Charles Leason born 1777 in died 1837 in Harrison County Indiana  (PDF)

- Byrn, Temple Cole born Sept 9, 1778 in Rowan County North Carolina  (PDF)

 

Byrn, John

- Byrn, Thomas died 1827 in Harrision County Indiana  (PDF)    Note: Sarah/Sally listed as 6th child

     born about 1747 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina

     died Apr 29, 1827 in Harrison County Indiana
     married about 1770 in North Carolina

     Catherine HOOVER born 1749 in Pipe Creek Waters, Frederick Co., MD

 

Byrnville Cemetery, Jackson Township, Harrison County, INDIANA (PDF)

Children:

James L. Purcell

Birth:             January 21, 1820 in Harrison County Indiana
Marriage #1  Rebecca Jane Leady (or Leedy) on February 24, 1850 in Vigo County, Indiana
                      Rebecca was born in 1832 in Ohio to James and Catharine Leedy
Children:       To this union two children were born, both dying in infancy.
Marriage #2  Barbara Emaline Kintner Curts on Sept. 5, 1869 in Harrison Co. Indiana
                      Barbara was born January 27, 1837 the daughter of Andrew Kintner (1768 - 1814)
                      She died May 6, 1888 in Harrison Co. Indiana and Buried at Windell Cemetary, Harrison Co. IN
                      Barbara's fist husband was Andrew J. Curts and had son Samuel E. Curts born 1863
Children:       Sarah M. "Sallie" born 1870; married Andrew J Utz in 1897 in Harrison Co, IN
                      Jesse W.             born 1872; died 1890 in Harrison County, IN
                      John Solomon      born 1875; married Ora B. Utz on October 14, 1914 in Harrison Co, IN
                                                 children: Eliza Cordell Purcell, married Byrne
                      Anna Mae           born Jan 16, 1878; married George H. Koch or Cook on Oct 10, 1900;
                                                 died 1965
Marriage #3  Francis Virginia Fawver Kintner on February 12, 1889 in Harrison Co., Indiana
                      Francis was born in 1848 in Virginia
                      She is buried at Windell Cemetery, Harrison County, Indiana
                      Francis' first marriage was to Samuel Thomas Kintner on January 8, 1865
                      Frances and Samuel had 11 children
Children:       Allie M.               born September 1891; married Leo W. Quebberman on May 20, 1908
                      Corda Lynn         born May 3, 1894; married Evelyn A. Link in 1928 in Greys Harbor, WA
Death:           March 7, 1904 in Harrison County, Indiana at the age of 94.
Burial:           Wolfe Cemetery, Georgetown, Floyd County, Indiana -- (rootsweb obiturary)

Obituary: James L. Purcell dies at Ninety-Four
James L. Purcell, dies at his home in Harrison Co., Ind. on Saturday March 7th, 1904 at 2:10 P.M. after an illness of erysipeias. He was born Jan. 21st, 1820, age nine-four years, one month and fourteen days. Funeral services were held at his home one mile southwest of Georgetown, Ind, Monday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. Arthur Jean, and the remains were laid to rest in the Wolfe Cemetery about one mile west of Georgetown. Mr. Purcell was married three times, his first wife was a Miss Leady, of Vigo Co., Indiana. To this union two children were born, both dying in infancy. His wife passed away also. He married then Mrs. Barbara E. Curts in 1867, who passed away in 1888. To this union were born four children, Mrs. Sarah Utz, Jesse and John Purcell and Mrs. Anna Cook, all of whom survive but Jesse who died in 1890. In 1889 he married to his third wife, Mrs. Frances V. Kintner, who survives. To this union two children were born, Mrs. Allie Quebbeman and Corda Purcell. He also leaves ten step-children and five grandchildren, one brother and two sisters besides a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

 

Melissa Purcell
born       ~1822 in Harrison County Indiana
married   July 26, 1840 to James Blackburn in Harrison County, Indiana
children   Mary born 1843, Willis born 1845 and Sarah born 1848
died        before 1850
Note:      when Melissa died James married her sister Nancy
 

Nancy Purcell
born       ~1827 in Harrison County Indiana
married   January 3, 1850 in Harrison County to James Blackburn
children   Uriah born 1853
died         before 1856
 

Elizabeth Purcell
Birth:              ~1829 in Harrison County Indiana
Marriage #1    Felix G. Kemper
                        Felix was born ~1830 in Indiana
Children:         Albert Harden Kemper born September 12, 1857 in Harrison County Indiana
                        Albert died in 1939 and is buried at Anderson Cemetery, Warren Park, Marion Co, IN
Marriage #2    James Young on December 13 or 16, 1849 in Harrison County Indiana
                        James born ~1829 was the son of David Young
 

Jesse M. Purcell         (rootsweb obiturary)
Birth:           December 1832
Marriage     1) Mary Ellen Wolfe Nov. 13, 1859
Children:     Viola born Feb 1860
Marriage:    2) Irena Reeve on Aug 9, 1887 in Edgar County Indiana
                    Irena born September 1862 in Indiana
                    mother Margret E. Wagcof born ~1838 in Indiana
                    1920 United States Federal Census - Otter Creek, Vigo, Indiana - Age 82
Children:     Minerva born Dec 21, 1883, Lotte born Sept 20, 1888, Walter J. born Nov 1892 & James L. born Aug 1895
Death:         July 21, 1924 in Terre Haute, IN
Burial:         Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, IN

1900 United States Federal Census - Harrison, Vigo, Indiana - Age 67
--  Jesse 67 - wife Irena 37 - daughter Jessie 16 - son Walter 7 - son James 4
1920 United States Federal Census - Otter Creek, Vigo, Indiana - Age 89
 

Mahala Purcell

Birth:        September 8, 1832 in Harrison County
Marriage: Willis Funk March 16, 1851 in Harrison County, Indiana
Death:       June 7, 1919 in Knox County, Colony Township, Missouri

1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison County, Indiana -age 15

 

Sarah Purcell
born           1838 in Harrison County, Indiana
1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison County, Indiana -age 12
 

Indiana Purcell      (rootsweb obiturary)
born           March 1840 in Harrison County, Indiana
married #1 William H. Pritchett on March 1, 1859 in Harrison Co., Indiana & divorced ~1879
children      John Wesley born May 1861 and Daisy P. born Feb 1878 in Vigo County Indiana
married #2 William H. Otte on September 10, 1889, a widower with 6 young children
died            March 30, 1934 in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana and is
Burial:         Shepherd Cemetery

1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison County, Indiana -age 9
 

Susan E. Purcell
born        May 27, 1842 in Harrison County, Indiana
married   Antone Eremit Dreher on May 1, 1865 in Vigo County, Indiana
children:  Sallie A born Nov 26, 1866, Herman B. born Feb 1871,
               Bessie born 1874 and William born Nov 16, 1879 in Techmseh, Vigo County, Indiana
died         April 4, 191
Burial:      Shepherd Cemetery

1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison County, Indiana -age 6
 

Mary Jane Purcell
Born       July 2, 1846 in Harrison County, Indiana
Married  Eli Wright on July 2, 1846 in Harrison County, Indiana

NAME

LAST, FIRST

Pg. # on

Microfilm

County

PURCELL, Uriah

70

Harrison

 

 

1840 United States Federal Census
about Uriah Purcell

Name:

Uriah Purcell

Township

Harrison

County

Harrison

State

Indiana

 

 

 

Mahala Purcell Funk 1832-1919 & Willis Funk 1832-1911

Mahala Purcell

Birth:       September 8, 1832 in Harrison County Indiana
                daughter of Uriah Purcell and Sarah "Sallie" Byrn.
Death:     June 7, 1919 at the age of 86 of "mental trouble",
                which could mean a myriad of things
Burial:     June 8, 1919
                Millport Cemetery just south of Rutledge Missouri, in Knox County

 

1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison Cnty, Indiana -age 15
 

 

 

Willis Funk
Birth:       February 22, 1832 in Harrison County Indiana
Military:  Served as a soldier in the Civil War on the northern side 1861-1865 Union : 2nd Northeast Regiment, Missouri Home Guard
Death:     June 29, 1910 at age of 78 of Uremic Poison
Burial:     Millport Cemetery just south of Rutledge Missouri, in Knox County

Willis and Mahala were married on March 16, 1851 in Harrison County Indiana. They moved from Indiana to Galesburg Illinois and then later settled on a farm near Rutledge Missouri.  Both Mahala and Willis are buried in the Millport Cemetery just south of Rutledge Missouri, in Knox County

Rutledge, Knox County
Missouri

Children:  (Source: Letter written on the back on picture of Mahala Purcell Funk)

William Henry
Birth:       1852 in Harrison County, Indiana
Married:  a half breed Indian girl and was disowned by the family.  The family lost track of him after he moved to Oklahoma. 
Children: Henry had two daughters.
Death:     unknown
                maybe this Wm Henry Funk that died on August 7, 1919 in Buchanan County Missouri

 

Indiana Anna "Annie"
Birth:       1855 in Mercer County Illinois
Married:  November 24, 1878 in Knox County, Missouri to John L Carder
                John L. Carder born March 3, 1853 and died July 12, 1913
Children: daughter born on October 2, 1883
                John born 1878-79
                Carrie born Feb 5, 1885
                Charles L. "Charlie" born February 23, 1889 died Aug 9, 1894.
Death:     December 29, 1937 at the age of 83 in Knox County, Missouri
Burial:     Harmony Grove Cemetery in Rutledge, Scotland County, Missouri

 

Alexander Warren "Alex"
Birth:       December 12, 1859 in Illinois
Married:  Annie McCabe.  Annie A born May 3, 1862 and died December 22, 1938 in Knox County, Missouri
Children: two daughters, both school teachers. One is Mary Johnston who lived in the old family home in Rutledge MO.
Death:     July 6, 1939 in Fulton, Calloway County, Missouri at the age of 79 of cancer (adenocarcinoma)
Burial:     Edina, Knox County, Missouri on July 7, 1959
Occupation: farmer and worked for the railroad. 

 

Sarah
Birth:         1861 in Knox County Missouri
Married:    a Doctor
Death:       ~1891 from TB at age 30.
Residence: lived briefly in Montana, probably because of the TB

 

Robert Morse Funk
Birth:        May 10, 1864 in Knox County Missouri near small town of Rutledge
Death:       March 24, 1952 in Sheridan Montana

 

Marietta (Eita)    (or Mary Etta)
Birth:       April 16, 1866 in Missouri
Death:     August 3, 1929 at the age of 63 in Liberty, Knox County, Missouri
Married:  Joseph Francis St. John died March 9, 1924 in Colony, Know County, Missouri
Burial:     Colony Cemetery
Notes:      Eileen (Funk) Yeager resembled her. 
                When Eileen went to home of cousin Mary and Homer Johnston (age 90) in 1957,
                Homer said “If it isn’t old Eita back alive”.

 

Virginia A.
Birth:       1870 in Missouri
Death:     1886 at 16. 
                Her white marble tombstone says:
                “Dear Parents – Cease your weeping above the spot where I lie sleeping.
                 My time was short before He called me to Eternity.”

 

Edward Mason "Eddie"
Birth:       October 22, 1874 in Macon County, Missouri
Married:  Hettie Elizabeth Johns born September 1886 in Tennesee
                daughter of Louis Paul Johns and Ollie Viola McCalb Johns of Clarkton, Missouri
               
(Source: posting of Willis Paul Funk, Jr.). 
                Death: after November 13, 1953 because Hattie Funk signed her mothers death certificate
Death:     August 14, 1919 in Knox Couny, Colony, Missouri
Burial:     Millport Cemetery
Occupation: Edward ran a restaurant in Rutledge and was a section man for the railroad

 

Aaron T
Birth:       1876 in Knox County, Missouri (per death certificate)
Married:  never married
Death:     January 4, 1953 in Lewis County Missouri at the age of 76 at the Peery View Rest Home
Notes:     At the age of two while running with a pair of scissors fell and pierced one eye leaving him partly blind. 
Occupation: farmer and possibly a railroad man like his brother Aaron

 

Twins died at birth in 1878.

 

James
Birth:       1879 in Missouri.  Interesting not included in any previous family history but I found listed in 1880 Census.

While living near Millport, Willis had a lime kiln and made lime for plasters used in homes.  There are many lime caves in this region. 

1880 United States Census
Colony, Knox, Missouri

 

 Name 

Relation

Marital Status

Gender

Race

Age

Birthplace

Occupation

Father's Birthplace

Mother's Birthplace

 Willis FUNK 

 Self   M   Male   W 

 49 

 IN   Farmer   VA   KY 

 Mahala FUNK 

 Wife   M   Female   W 

 46 

 IN   Keeping House   KY   NC 

 Sarah FUNK 

 Dau   S   Female   W 

 20 

 MO      IN   IN 

 Robert FUNK 

 Son   S   Male   W 

 17 

 MO      IN   IN 

 Marietta FUNK 

 Dau   S   Female   W 

 14 

 MO 

  

 IN   IN 

 Virginia A. FUNK 

 Dau   S   Female   W 

 10 

 MO      IN   IN 

 Edward FUNK 

 Son   S   Male   W 

 6 

 MO      IN   IN 

 Aaron FUNK 

 Son   S   Male   W 

 3 

 MO      IN   IN 

 James FUNK 

 Son   S   Male   W 

 1 

 MO      IN   IN 

According Robert Morse Funk, Mahalla Purcell was of Scottish ancestry.  She was in some way related to the poet Robert Burns, hence the name Robert in the family.  Also in some way was related to Samuel Morse, inventor of the Morse Telegraph.  From this Robert got his middle name Morse.
 

 

 

FEEDBACK SECTION

10/30/2008

Hello,

I just ran across your Purcell Family History page...wow...what a wonderful site!

 

I am descended from Jesse Purcell and Jane Akers, son of Daniel Purcell and Margaret Smith

                                          Samuel Purcell and Artamissa Boone

                                                 Daniel Alonzo Purcell and Maria Lena Bollier 

                                                       Howard Purcell and Mary Witzke

                                                             (my grandparents on my mothers side)

                                      

                                    

It was interesting to see that Benjamin Akers...Jane's father was one of the purchasers in the estate sale of Daniel Purcell!  Jane and Jesse were married in Shelby, Ky before moving up to Harrison county, Iowa. We have photos of the Purcells tombstones from the Jesse Purcell Cemetery near Woodbine, Iowa.

 

I truly enjoyed all the photos and maps.....my husband and I have been to the Old Potts graveyard ( we sure had fun finding it!) and spent a lot of time in the Loudoun county area...unfortunately, that was about 20+ years ago and I didn't have as much info as I do now...but it was thrilling to see the graves of our ancestors from the 1700's.

 

Thank you for sharing all this wonderful information, I will check back to see what other wonderful items you add.

 

Lori Bowman-Hoyt

 

 

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