49. John Moore4 Pursell (Brice3, John2, Unknown Parents1 Pursellunknown) was born Upper Black Eddy, Bucks Co, PA December 27, 1806. John died March 21, 1875 Bucks Co, Pennsylvania, at 68 years of age.
He married Sarah Williams in Tinicum Twp, Bucks Co, Pa, September 30, 1833. Sarah was born Bucks Co, Pennsylvania May 19, 1816. Sarah died April 1, 1896 at 79 years of age. In the 1850 census Nockamixon Twp Bucks Co PA page 262B, John (age 43) is living with his wife Sarah (age 34), Benjamin (age 16), Sextus (age 9) and Sylvania (age 5). Also living in the same household are Sarah's mother Rebecca A Williams (age 60) and Sarah's brother Elwood Williams (age 25). John is noted as being the Justice of the Peace with a property value of $4,500.
John Moore Pursell and Sarah Williams had the following children:
89 i. Benjamin W5 Pursell was born in Tinicum Twp, Bucks Co, Pa June 28, 1834. Benjamin died after Jan 1920. In the 1920 census Bridgeton, Bucks Co PA page 54B, a Benjamin Pursell (age 85) is living as a boarder with William Harwick and wife Eva.
+ 90 ii. Sextus Pursell was born March 31, 1841.
91 iii. Sylvania Pursell was born in Tinicum Twp, Bucks Co, Pa April 4, 1845. Sylvania died February 3, 1914 at 68 years of age. In the 1880 census Bridgeton Twp Bucks Co Pa page 130A, Sylvania (age 35) is living with her mother Sarah (age 64). Sylvania has the occupation of Assistant.
In the 1900 census Bridgeton Twp Bucks Co Pa page 56A, Sylvina (age 55) and has living with her, her Uncle Elwood Williams (age 74). Sylvina is single, had no children and has on occupation of farmer listed and she owns her farm with no mortgage. Looks like Sylvina has just stayed on the farm where she was born.
In the 1910 census Bridgeton Twp Bucks Co Pa page 69B, Sylvina (age 65) is living alone on South Deleware River Road. She owns her farm with no mortgage, has not been married and has had no children.
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