62. Elisha4 Purnell (Matthew3, Thomas2, Thomas1) birth date unknown. Elisha died 1800 in Worcester Co., MD. Will dated February 10, 1800, Probate September 19, 1800. He named his wife, Mary, daughters Martha, Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth, son-in-law James Trip and John Purnell, grandsons Elisha Purnell, Jephthat Purnell Marshall. Witnesses: Esme Purnell, Milby Purnell and James Houston, Jr. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Co., MD Will Book JBR f.126)

He married Mary Ayres. Elisha was under age in 1760 and was still living in 1780. He owned a tract at "Purnell's Industry." (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Land Records) He served as 1st Lt., Worcester Militia, Sinepuxent Battalion, Capt. John Purnell's Co., August 30, 1777 and commissioned Captain August 14, 1779. (Henry C. Peden, Revolutionary Patriots of Worcester & Somerset)

Elisha Purnell and Mary Ayres had the following children:

child 202 i. Jeptha5 Purnell. Jeptha died after 1778 in Worcester Co., MD. Jeptha was named "brother Elisha's son" in the will of his uncle, John Purnell, in 1778.

child + 203 ii. Elizabeth Purnell.

child 204 iii. Sarah Purnell.

child 205 iv. Martha Patty Purnell. Martha died after 1806. She married John Purnell (Major) in Worcester Co., MD, 1797. John was the son of Robert Purnell and Nancy(wife of Robert Purnell). John died about 1808 in Worcester Co., MD. William Lankford was appointed guardian to John Purnell, orphan of Robert, at February Court, 1807. (Orphans Court Records, Worcester Co., MD, transcribed by Sue Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum); December Court 1808, new guardian, William Holland, Sr., named for John Purnell orphan of Robert Purnell. (Orphans Court Records, Worcester Co., MD, transcribed by Sue Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum) Patty Purnell married in 1797 John Purnell. (Melanie A. Merryweather, The Purnell Family; Long, Worcester Co. MD Marriage Licenses). This was probably Major John Purnell d. 1806, son of Robert Purnell d. 1807. Martha Purnell, widow of Major John Purnell, sold "Brothers Love" in 1808. (Dryden, Worcester Land Records)

child + 206 v. Huldah Purnell.

child 207 vi. John Purnell.

child 208 vii. Maria Purnell.

child 209 viii. Jane Purnell. She married James Trippe in Worcester Co., MD, December 18, 1795. (Mary Beth & Vanessa Long, Worcester Marriage Records) (Melanie Ayres Merryweather, Genealogy of the Purnell Family, p.23)

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