233. Sarah "Sary" Marshall5 Purnell (Thomas4, Matthew3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born about 1761.

She married Peter Townsend. Peter was born in Worcester Co., MD about 1760. Peter was the son of Barkley or Bartley Townsend. Peter died before 1795 in Worcester Co., MD. On October 6, 1791, Joshua Townsend sold to Peter lot in Snow Hill. On December 16, 1791, Peter, with wife Sarah Marshall Townsend sold lot 10 in Snow Hill to Joshua Townsend, son of Jeremiah. (Ruth T. Dryden, The Townsend Family) She was called Sarah Marshall Townsend in her brother, Matthew's, will of 1791 and her mother named her sons: Isaac Purnell Townsend and (Hist?) Marshall Townsend.

Sarah "Sary" Marshall Purnell and Peter Townsend had the following children:

child 520 i. Thomas6 Townsend was born in Worcester Co., MD about 1779. Thomas died before 1830 in Clinton Co., OH. Thomas was not named in the will of Elizabeth Purnell in 1796. (he may have been over age 21 or a son by a previous marriage) He maried Sophie Truitt February 23, 1804, Worcester Co., MD, daughter of John and Sophia Truitt. Sophie was born in 1783 and died in 1883 KY. (Ruth T. Dryden, The Townsend Family of Maryland; research of Nancy Townsend Zebelean)


1) John Townsend b. 1806 MD, d. August, 1853 Andrew Co., MO. John went west with his family to Ohio and he moved on to Missouri, where he is buried. He married 1st 2/7/1828 OH Nancy McElwain, c. 1804-c. 1833, daughter of David & Rebecca McElwain. He married 2nd 4/4/1834 OH Rebecca McElwain, 10/11/1810-5/1/1875, daughter of David & Rebecca McElwain and widow of Josiah Harris. John's children: William Marion Townsend b.c. 1830 m. Permelia Kelley; Eliza Townsend b.c. 1832; Moses R. Townsend b. 2/14/1835, d. 6/30/1900 KS, m. Anna Eliza Cox, m. 2nd Mary Peugh; John Townsend b. 2/19/1837 IL, d. 4/23/1919 MO, m. Annie R. Banes; George W. Townsend b. 3/27/1839 IN, d. 12/10/1907 KS, m. Elizabeth Ellen Cox; Thomas Jefferson Townsend b. 5/26/1841 IL, d. 8/15/1906 MO, m. Margaret Miller, m. 2nd Susan Mary Ricketts; Robert Edward Townsend b. 8/31/1847 MO, d. 4/1/1933 MO, m. Mary Frances Cheek; David Milton Townsend b. 1848 MO, d. 1865 MO; James M. Townsend b. 1851 MO, d. 1853 MO.

2) William Charles Townsend, b. March 19, 1814 Worcester Co., MD, d. May 11, 1850 Clinton Co., OH. William moved with his family to Ohio and stayed at Clinton Co., OH. William married Rhoda Moorman Anthony on December 21, 1834, Clinton Co., OH, daughter of Joseph Anthony & Rhoda Moorman. She was born September 20, 1807 VA and died July 17, 1868 Clinton Co., OH. Their children: William Oliver Townsend b. 5/5/1846 OH, d. 10/10/1916 m. Mary McKibben; Joseph Thomas Townsend; Alpheus Thomas Townsend; Elmira Townsend d. 6/7/1913, m. Thomas Jefferson Shockley; Calvin Masson Townsend; Matilda Townsend; Adeline Townsend; James Truitt Townsend.

child 521 ii. Isaac Purnell Townsend was born in Worcester Co., MD before 1796. He was named grandson by Elizabeth Purnell in 1796.

child 522 iii. Marshall Townsend was born in Worcester Co., MD before 1796. He was named grandson by Elizabeth Purnell in 1796.

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