177. John Purnell5 Marshall (Capt.) (Elizabeth4 Purnell, John3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born in Worcester Co., MD February, 1761. John died March 19, 1829 in Worcester Co., MD. Recorded in his family Bible.
He married twice. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Fisher. Elizabeth was born in Worcester Co., MD January 30, 1767. Elizabeth was the daughter of Jabez Fisher and Elizabeth Purnell. Elizabeth died January 6, 1802 in Worcester Co., MD. (dates-Melanie Ayres Merryweather, Genealogy of the Purnell Family; Anna Wharton Smith, Genealogy of the Fisher Family, 1896, Philadelphia, PA)
Ann died February 20, 1820 in Worcester Co., MD. Record from John Marshall Bible. (notes of James H. Marshall)
He made a will in Worcester Co., MD, January 31, 1829. John's will was probated in Worcester Co., MD, April 14, 1829. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Will Book MH, f.364-368) John is shown living at Boguelnorton Hundred, Worcester Co MD in 1800 and 1810 census.
The "Republican Star" of August 29, 1815 reads: Sale of land where subscriber John P. Marshall formerly lived in Worcester County. It appears John went to Princess Ann, where he had a dry goods store. Newspaper item from January 13, 1829 notes a new store of Tubman Jones and L. S. White in Princess Ane, lately occupied by John P. Marshall - dry goods, groceries, hardware and cutlery. (F. Edward Wright, Maryland Eastern Shore Newspaper Abstracts)
Properties named in his will were "Bell Vale", "Bell Air" on the road from Poplar Town to Liberty Town, and "Wings Conclusion," all in Worcester County. (Ruth Dryden, Wills 1822-33, Book MH, p. 30) John received the tract, "Timmonds Choice" from his father's will in 1797. (Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co. MD Will Book JWB, p. 32)
John was the owner of a family Bible and the notes in the Bible are attributed to him. When these records were copied, the Bible was in the possession of Gordon A. Marshall, John's grandson. Family members called him "Uncle Jack."
John Purnell Marshall(Capt.) and Elizabeth "Betty" Fisher had the following children:
+ 368 i. Matilda6 Marshall was born June 7, 1794.
John Purnell Marshall(Capt.) and Ann Bell had the following children:
+ 410 iv. John Edward Henry Marshall was born 1807.
+ 411 v. Josiah Mitchell Marshall was born December 21, 1808.
412 vi. George Washington Marshall was born in Worcester Parish, Worcester Co., MD October 10, 1819. (F. Edward Wright, Eastern Shore Vital Records; recorded in family Bible of his father, John Marshall) George was under age at the time of his father's will in 1829. His brother, John Edward Henry Marshall was named his guardian. He received part of "Bell Vale," and "Wings Conclusion" from his father's will in 1829. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Will Book MH f.364-368; Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Land Book)
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