He married three times. He married Catherine Covington Dirickson in Worcester Co., MD, September 14, 1818. Catherine was the daughter of Levin Dirickson. He married Jane Bowen in Worcester Co., MD, July 25, 1825. Jane was the daughter of James Bowen. Jane died about 1836. She is not named in her father's will, nor are her children.
He married Mary Hammond in Worcester Co., MD, 1837. Mary was born 1803. Mary died after 1850. A Martha Hammond, age 22, was living with Mary and Zadock in 1850. Known as "Big Zadock," he is shown as an orphan of John Purnell and John Purnell's mother was Robert Mitchell's widow August court 1809. (orphans court-transcribed by Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum; marriages & dates, Melanie Ayres Merryweather, Genealogy of the Purnell Family) Zadock's children and their marriages came from the notes of Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum. Zadock and his family were ennumerated in the 1850 census of Worcester County, MD: Zadock, 51, Mary 47, Elizabeth 12, Clementine 10, Zadock 18, John 8, William H. 5.
Zadock Purnell and Mary Hammond had the following children:
Zadock Purnell and Catherine Covington Dirickson had the following children:
696 vi. Sally Louise Purnell was born September 29, 1818. (F. Edward Wright, MD Eastern Shore Vital Records Vol. 5, p. 94) Sally died 1840. She married Jesse Jones. Sally was named in the will of her grandmother, Elizabeth, in 1838. (dates & marriage-notes of Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum)
697 vii. Elizabeth Catherine Purnell was born in Worcester Co., MD January 20, 1821. (Worcester Parish Records-F. Edward Wright, MD Eastern Shore Vital Statistics Vol. 5, p.94) Elizabeth died 1850. She married Custis Evans. (Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum)
Zadock Purnell and Jane Bowen had the following children:
+ 698 viii. Ellen Jane Purnell was born March 29, 1830.
699 ix. Annie Maria Purnell was born 1831. Annie died 1850. She married George E. Bowen in Worcester Co., MD, October 7, 1849. (Mary Beth & Vanessa Long, Worcester Marriage Records) George was the son of David Bowen. George was named in his father's will and given 600 acres "where I live."
Paul Baker Touart's "Along the Seaboard Side," Worcester Co., MD, 1994, p. 415 "Atkinson-Young House" Levin Atkinson in 1863 purchased 3A of the Cowley tract from George E. Bowen, a county sheriff named in a court settlement involving the property. Zadock T., Ann M., Ellen I. (J) Purnell orphans of Zadock Purnell, Zadock Purnell guardian Oct. Court 1841 (Orphans Court Records transcribed by Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum)
+ 700 x. Zadock Thomas Marshall Purnell was born 1832.
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