82. Hiram William5 Pursell (Jacob4, Thomas3, John2, Unknown Parents1 Pursellunknown)(4288) was born Upper Black Eddy, Bucks Co, PA August 1, 1837.
He married Sarah Sigafoos 1864. Sarah was born in Pennsylvania February 1841. Sarah died before 1910 in White Haven, Luzerne Co, PA. His name is also recorded as William
Hiram Pursell was a veteran of the Civil War and received the Congressional Medal of Honor for carrying the flag. He is buried in White Haven Cemetery.
104th Penn. Infantry, born at Upper Black Eddy, Buck County, PA, August 1, 1837. It show his picture, tells the story of him carrying the flag. He was hit by a bullet in the left thigh and was wounded in the arm and neck. He lived to be in his late 80's. He was for years in charge of the wreck train, for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. He lived in White Haven and died there. His daughter Agnes lived with him and still lives in the old home. Kate, the other sister, lives next door.
In the 1880 census 1st Ward, White Haven, Luzerne, Pennsylvania page 426B Hiram (age 42) is living with his wife Sallie (age 41), John (age 14), Kate (age 12), Agnes (age 11), and Easley (age 2).
In the 1900 census 1st Ward, White Haven, Luzerne, Pennsylvania page 13 Hiram (age 61) is living with his wife Sallie (age 51), and Agnes (age 30). They have been married for 35 years and have had 5 children with 4 living at the time of the census.
In the 1910 census 1st Ward, White Haven, Luzerne, Pennsylvania page 32 Hiram (age 72, widow) is living with his daughter Agnes (age 32). Hiram is a railroad gate tender.
Hiram William Pursell and Sarah Sigafoos had the following children:
145 i. Dennis6 Pursell was born on (birth date unknown).
146 ii. John S Pursell was born in Pennsylvania 1865.
147 iii. Kate S Pursell was born in Pennsylvania 1867. She married Lewis Fulmer about 1887. Lewis was born in Bristol, Bucks Co, PA 1867. Lewis was the son of William P Fulmer and Mary Emily unknown.
148 iv. Agnes Pursell was born in Pennsylvania March 1870. Agnes never married
+ 149 v. Easley R Pursell was born 1878.
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