23. Elizabeth5 Marshall (Isaac4, John3, Thomas2, John1) birth date unknown. Elizabeth died December, 1796 in Worcester Co., MD.

She married Thomas Purnell. Thomas was born 1738. Thomas was the son of Matthew Purnell and Martha McClemmy. Thomas died 1773 in Worcester Co., MD, at 35 years of age. He made a will in Worcester Co., MD, April 19, 1772. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Co. MD Wills JW4 f.192-195)

Thomas's will was probated in Worcester Co., MD, June 25, 1773. His father named him in his 1760 will. He owned tracts at "Purnell's Industry," "Long Trusted," and "Purnells Security." (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Land Records) He named his brother Elisha, and brother Levi's son, Thomas.

She made a will in Worcester Co., MD, December 22, 1796. Elizabeth's will was "word of mouth." (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Co. MD Wills JWB f.313)

Elizabeth's will was probated in Worcester Co., MD, December 28, 1796. In her will, Elizabeth named her grandsons: Isaac Purnell Townsend and (Hist?) Marshall Townsend and Thomas Purnell, son of Isaac.

Elizabeth Marshall and Thomas Purnell had the following children:

child + 56 i. Peter6 Purnell.

child 57 ii. Robert Purnell.

child + 58 iii. Sarah "Sary" Marshall Purnell.

child 59 iv. Walter (Walton) Purnell. His father added a codicil to his will naming Walter/Walton and leaving him Negro girl Lydia purchased from Angelo Atkinson, "if he dies before becoming of age, then my daughter Sarah;" witnessed: John Rosse, Thomas Duncan, Smith Bishop.

child 60 v. James Purnell. He married L. Hudson. This is probably the James Purnell who served as Private, Worcester Militia, Sinepuxent Battalion, Capt. John Rackliff's Company, 1779/1780. He took the Oath of Allegiance in Worcester County in 1778 in Buckingham Hundred. (Henry C. Peden, Revolutionary Patriots of Worcester & Somerset Cos.) James Purnell administered the estate of his brother, Thomas, in 1784. A hand-drawn family tree shows his wife as L. Hudson.

child 61 vi. Thomas Purnell was born 1751. Thomas died 1784 in Worcester Co., MD, at 33 years of age. Thomas was under 21 in 1772. (date of birth - Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum) Estate probate was March 9, 1784 for Thomas Purnell of Thomas, James Purnell, administrator, and bonds by Benjamin Purnell and Thomas Purnell of Wallops Neck. Inventory was submitted with Zadok Marshall and Isaac Purnell as next of kin. (Administrators Bonds and Inventories 1783-1790, FHL 975.21 P29d, p.20--Karen L. Robert & George I. Purnell III, Descendants of Thomas Purnell, private, 1999)

child + 62 vii. Matthew Purnell(Cpt.) was born about 1755.

child + 63 viii. Zadock Purnell was born about 1760.

child + 64 ix. Isaac Marshall Purnell was born 1765.

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