61. Zipporah4 Purnell (John3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born in Worcester Co., MD 1736. (Melanie Ayres Merryweather, Genealogy of the Purnell Family)

She married twice. She married John Purnell. John was born in Somerset Co., MD March 31, 1725. (Bible record) John was the son of Thomas Purnell(III) and Mary Outten.

John died March 30, 1758 in Worcester Co., MD. He made a will in Worcester Co., MD, March 28, 1758. (Maryland Calendar of Wills, v11 p. 211)

John's will was probated in Worcester Co., MD, May 19, 1758. John owned tracts "Brandt Pond," "Boys," "Point Lookout" and "Muddy Branch." Land records for "Mt. Ephraim" show John and wife Zipporah sold the land to his father, Thomas. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Land Records). In "Genealogy of the Purnell Family" by Melanie Merryweather, he is called Captain. His wife, Zipporah married second John Rackliffe. (dates-Merryweather, Genealogy of the Purnell Family, p.15) John patented "Pointers Gift to Purnell" in 1755 as a resurvey of "Edward's Lott." Edward Pointer had willed to friend John Purnell of Thomas in 1751. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Land Records, p. 203)

She married John Rackliff in Worcester Co., MD, before November 15, 1759. He made a will in Worcester Co., MD, October 15, 1788. (transcribed by Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum)

John's will was probated in Worcester Co., MD, September 4, 1790. John named his daughter Sally Fassitt and deceased daughter Catherine White. He named grandchildren Thomas Fassitt, Zipporah Fassitt and Sally White. Her father left her "Bowens Choice" and "Deep Swamp."

John Purnell and Zipporah Purnell had the following children:

child 134 i. Thomas5 Purnell.

child 135 ii. Ann Purnell.

child 136 iii. Mary Purnell.

child 137 iv. Elizabeth Purnell.

Zipporah Purnell and John Rackliff had the following children:

child + 198 v. Catharine Rackliff.

child 199 vi. Thomas Rackliff.

child + 200 vii. John Rackliff.

child + 201 viii. Sarah Rackliff was born about 1760.

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