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John W. PURCELL
Sarah Elizabeth CARRICO
WARNING:  Secondary sources are confusing our subject with his uncle, the John PURCELL (b. 1809/10, IN) who married first, Jane, then second Sarah HAMILTON, then third Catherine E. BEEDLE; he is in the 1850 census of Haddon Twp., Sullivan Co., IN (p. 223B), where he is age 40 and has wife, Jane.
Husband:  John W. PURCELL
Birth:  Oct 1855, Sullivan Co., IN
Death:  ca. 1933, IN
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  George Washington PURCELL
Mother:  Sarah ISBELL
Marriage:  4 Mar 1876, IN
Wife:  Sarah Elizabeth CARRICO
Birth:  Feb 1857, IN
Death:  1920-30, presumably in Sullivan Co., IN
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  John J. CARRICO
Mother:  Myra J. __?__
Children born in Haddon Twp., Sullivan Co., IN:
  1.  Rosina / Rosanna / Rose PURCELL, b. 1876/7; d. ca. 1945; m. 8 Sep 1893, Sullivan Co., IN, Jerry T. McDADE (1873-1924)
  2.  Hulda J. PURCELL, b. 8 May 1879; d. 23 Mar 1916, Sullivan Co., IN
  3.  Thomas W. PURCELL, b. 16 Nov 1880 or 1881
  4.  Oda PURCELL, b. 23 Jan 1884 or 1883
  5.  Flora PURCELL, b. Apr 1885
  6.  Maude D. PURCELL, b. 14 Jun 1888
  7.  Florence PURCELL, b. 11 Jan 1890
  8.  Osa "Osie" O. PURCELL, b. 22 Dec 1891
  9.  William W. PURCELL, b. 17 Feb 1895 or 1896
10.  Nellie M. PURCELL, b. 20 Dec 1898 or 1899
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Indiana, Kentucky

Sources:

1.  Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 (online at Ancestry.com):
John W. Purcell Sarah E. Carrico 4 Mar 1876 Performed by J.P. Benson Usrey

2.  Anon.  1940.  Index to Birth Records, Sullivan County, 1882-1920 Inclusive, Letters MC-Z Inclusive, and Supplement.  Vol. II.  Indiana Works Progress Administriation (online at GenealogyLibrary.com).
Pg. Child's Name Father's Given Name Mother's Maiden Name Sex Color Date of Birth Book Page
89 Purcell ___ John W Sarah E Carrico M W Jan 23 1883 1 66
89 Purcell ___ J W (???) Carrice F W Jan 23 1890 2 33
The earlier child is probably Oda.  Our subjects cannot have had a child born 11 Jan 1890 (see next Source) then another born 23 Jan 1890.  These WPA indices were compiled by non-genealogists, so errors are rampant in them.  Someone needs to obtain the original records.

3.  Anon.  1940.  Index to Supplemental Record, Marriage Applications, Sullivan County, 1880-1920.  Indiana Works Progress Administration.  Original Records Located: County Clerk's Office, Sullivan, Indiana  (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):
Pg. Names of 
Brides and Grooms
Father's 
Given Name
Mother's 
Maiden Name
Sex Color Date of Birth Book Pg.
164 Purcell Florence John W Sarah E Carrico F W Jan 11 1890  6 157
164 Purcell Maude D John W Sarah E Carrico F W Jun 14 1888  4  93
164 Purcell Nellie M John W Sarah E Carrico F W Dec 20 1898 12  17
164 Purcell Osa O John W Sarah Carrico M W Dec 22 1891 11 196
164 Purcell Thomas John W Sarah E Carrico M W Nov 16 1881  7 168
164 Purcell William John W Sarah E Carrico M W Feb 17 1896 13 190

4.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 27):  Haddon Twp., Sullivan Co., IN, Roll T9_313, p. 589A, PN 17, SD 4, ED 327, enumerated 17 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 23 24 25 26
161 161 Purcell J W W M 25     / Far. / IN KY KY
    _______ S E W F 20 Wife   / Hs.wrk / IN IN IN
    _______ Rosina W F  3 Dau /       " " "
    _______ Hulda W F  1 " /       " " "
Sarah's mother was born in TN.

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

6.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #17 of 40):  Haddon Twp., Sullivan Co., IN, Roll T623_404, p. 110A, SN 9, SD 2, ED 128, enumerated 8 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28
202 208 Purcell John W Head W M Oct 1855 44 M 23     IN   KY Farmer     Y Y Y R F 26
    _______ Sarah E Wife W F Feb 1857 43 M 23 10 10 IN IN OH       Y Y Y      
    _______ Thos W Son W M Nov 1880 19 S       IN IN IN Farm Laborer 4   N N Y      
    _______ Oda Dau W F Jan 1884 16 S       IN IN IN       Y Y Y      
    _______ Flora Dau W F Apr 1885 15 S       IN IN IN       Y Y Y      
    _______ Maude Dau W F Jun 1888 11 S       IN IN IN     6 Y Y Y      
    _______ Florence Dau W F Jan 1890 10 S       IN IN IN     6 Y Y Y      
    _______ Osie Son W M Dec 1891  8 S       IN IN IN                  
    _______ Wm W Son W M Feb 1895  5 S       IN IN IN                  
    _______ Nellie M Dau W F Dec 1899 5/12 S       IN IN IN                  
Sarah's mother was born in TN.

7.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #25 of 28):  Gill Twp., Sullivan, IN, Roll T624_380, p. 133A, SN 13A, SD 2, ED 166, enumerated 4 May 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29
264 265 Purcell John W Head M W 54 M1 34     IN IN KY Eng Farmer General Farm OA     Y Y   R F 164
    _______ Sarah E Wife F W 53 M1 34 10 10 IN IN KY Eng None         Y Y        
    _______ Thomas W Son M W 29 S       IN IN IN Eng Farm Laborer Working Out W N 0 Y Y Y      
    _______ Oda Son M W 27 S       IN IN IN Eng Laborer Concrete walks W N 0 Y Y Y      
    _______ Osie O Son M W 18 S       IN IN IN Eng Miner Coal Mine W N 6 Y Y N      
    _______ William W Son M W 14 S       IN IN IN Eng Farm Laborer Home Farm W     Y Y N      
    _______ Nellie M Dau F W 11 S       IN IN IN Eng None         Y Y Y      
Sarah's mother was born in TN.

8.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 32):  Cass Twp., Pct. #5, Sullivan Co., IN, Roll T625_466, p. 2B., SN 2B, SD 2, ED 231, enumerated 5 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28 29
Fm 40 40 Purcell John W Head R M W 64 M Y Y IN US US Y Laborer Farm W 15
      _______ Sarah E Wife   F W 62 M Y Y IN IN KY Y None      
Sarah's mother was born in TN.  Listed next to married son, Oday PURCELL (æ 37, b. IN).

9.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  John W. PURCELL (æ 74, b. IN, widower) is living in Sullivan City (Ward 1), Hamilton Twp., Sullivan Co., IN (p. 154B), with his widowed daughter, Rose McDADE (æ 54, b. IN).

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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