George Ansell 
- Born: December 29, 1818, , Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA
- Marriage: Sarah A. Hartsell  about 1841
- Died: March 8, 1854, Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA at age 35
- Buried: Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA
Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Genealogical and Personal History
The Ansells came to Fayette county from Somerset county, Pennsylvania , where Michael Ansell was born, learned his trade of miller and married. Later he came to Fayette county , where for many years he operated Roger's mill. Children: 1. Alexander , was a rider "Postillion," on the National Pike. 2. John , a farmer. 3. A daughter. 4. George , of whom further.
(II) George , youngest son of Michael Ansell , was born in Somerset county, Pennsylvania , in 1819 , died 1854 . He was quite young when his parents moved to Fayette county , where he became a farmer of North Union township and lived until his death at the age of thirty-five years. He married Sarah Hartsel , born in Preston county, Virginia , in 1824 , died May 31, 1897 . She had two brothers Jacob and Daniel , both farmers of Virginia , now West Virginia , and a sister. She was but thirty years of age when her first husband died and she married (second) Albert Collins , a cooper of Uniontown , where she resided until her death. Children of George and Sarah Ansell : 1. Alexander , died September 23, 1897 ; he was a farmer; married Mary Snyder . 2. Alfred , married Florence Craft and resides in Uniontown , proprietor of a livery business. 3. Jacob , of whom further. 4. Sarah , married Allan Cannan and lived on their North Union township farm; both deceased. 5. Mary , born June 26, 1846 , married David Balsley and resides in Uniontown . 6. Jane , twin of Mary , died April 3, 1880 ; married John Collins . 7. Michael , born 1848 , died young. 8. William , deceased, married Lucy Jobes , who survives. Children of Sarah (Hartsel) Ansell by her second husband, Albert Collins : 1. Frank , resides in Uniontown , unmarried. 2. Smith , married Eliza McDowell , of Uniontown . 3. John , resides in Pittsburgh . 4. George , married Mary Sloan and resides in Uniontown .
Most Ansell information from Barbara Goss Barbee2@worlnet.att.net and her web site.
She cites J006 Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pa by Jordan & Hadden, 1912 Vo.l p. 230-232
1846 George moved to Jockey Hollow in 1846 and then in 1848 to N. Union Twp of Fayette,PA.
1850 Federal Census, there is a George Ansel (Ausel in index) Henry Clay Twp, Fayette, PA p.125.
MARRIAGE: Married Sarah Harsel (Hartzell) 1824 Preston, VA - 31 May 1897 Uniontown, Fayette, PA
Alexander abt 1842 Married Mary Snyder
Alfred abt 1843 Married Florence Craft
Jacob 24 May 1844 - 17 Nov 1921 Uniontown,Fayette, PA married Wharton, Fayette, PA 17 Jul 1874 Mary Bradford 12 Feb 1845 Note:Jacob and his brother Alexander ran away from home and joined the army. Jacob enlisted 30 Apr 1962 as bugler of Company F, 14th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry. He was captured ast the battle of Winchester on 24 Jul 1864 and held prisoner at Danville, NC for 7 months and 3 days.
Sarah abt 1845 married Allan Cannan
Jane E 26 Jun 1846 - 3 Apr 1880 married John Collins
Mary 26 Jun 1846 married David Balsey
Michael 1848 No children
William 1855 married Lucy Jobes
Records state George Ansel died at the farm of Dennis Springer (later the farm of his son Levi Springer).
Possibly a farm accident? Horse accident? His cause of death is, as of now, unknown, but he was only 35 years old, so I would assume it was accidental.
Great Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery
Noted events in his life were:
• Picture: Head Stone of George Ansel2.
• Picture: Head Stone of George Ansel.
• Census: Pennsylvania 1850 Fayette Henry Clay Image 19, October 10, 1850. Dwelling 131 Family 131
George Ansel (28), Sarah (26), Alenander (8), Jacob (6) Mary E. (5), Michael (2)
Name: Alexander Ansel
Estimated birth year: abt 1842
Birth place: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Henry Clay, Fayette, Pennsylvania
George married Sarah A. Hartsell  [MRIN: 5114], daughter of Jacob Hartsell Sr.  and Margaretha Smith , about 1841. (Sarah A. Hartsell  was born on March 5, 1824 in , Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA, died on May 31, 1897 in Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA and was buried in Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA.)