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Sgt Jesse Purcell
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Birth: Apr. 16, 1788
Redstone
Fayette County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1868
Harrison County
Iowa, USA

Obituary

DEATH OF A SOLDIER OF 1812.

Jesse Purcell, aged 79 years, died in Harrison county on the 19th. The Western Star notices his death at length.

He was born near Pittsburg, Penn., April 16th, 1788. Emigrated with his father's family to Shelby county, Kentucky, thence to Putnam county, Indiana. In 1856 he moved to Harrison county, Iowa. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. He raised eleven children--ten of whom are left to mourn his loss.

While he has been a resident of Iowa, he has made many warm friends, who feel that in him they have lost a father. He died in the full hope of blissful immortality.

Published in the Daily Iowa State Register (Des Moines, Iowa) on Friday, March 27, 1868.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Jane Akers Purcell (1794 - 1868)
 
 Children:
  John M. Purcell (1807 - 1856)*
  Benjamin Purcell (1814 - 1885)*
  Elizabeth Purcell Boone (1819 - 1891)*
  Alexander Purcell (1821 - 1895)*
  Samuel Jersey Purcell (1827 - 1905)*
  Lewis E Purcell (1832 - 1873)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Aged 79y 10m 1d
SGT War of 1812 NS USD
 
Burial:
Jesse Purcell Cemetery
Woodbine
Harrison County
Iowa, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 21, 2004
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VETERAN: WAR OF 1812
-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 6, 2012
 
 
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