He married Comfort Julia Madison after 1813. Comfort died October 20, 1866. John was named orphan of William Purnell on October 12, 1779 and was over age 14. (David Heise, Wor. Co. Orphans Court Proceedings, pp. 86-89; Liber JW15) In 1802, John sold land as son of William of John to Elizabeth Purnell daughter of Thomas. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Land Records, p. 615) In 1800, John Purnell with wife Elizabeth of Sussex Co., DE and Reuben Anderson with wife Nancy Anderson of Kent Co., DE appoint brother and friend Thomas Purnell of Maryland to sell equity in "Golden Valley;" In 1801 John Purnell son of William which he had by Elizabeth Fassitt, with wife Elizabeth Purnell of Sussex Co., DE and Reuben Anderson with wife Nancy Anderson, daughter of William Purnell, sold to Elizabeth Smock 250 acres. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Land Records) (John's children, Thomas, Elisa, Sallie & William, and information about them-Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum; LDS Ancestral file; Polk Family & Kinsmen)
John's third wife was Comfort Julia Madison (Family Tree Maker Disk 23, Pedigree 2657) and John died in Fleming Co., KY, leaving a will there dated December 23, 1831 and probated February 6, 1832. John's will named children: William, Francis, John, Bamry, Anna, Mary, Sarah, Betsey, and Thamer, and his wife, Comfort and his children by her: Martha, Nancy, Hermy, Madison and James. (Will Bk D, p. 229, Fleming Co. KY Wills) John names five children by wife, Comfort. He named nine other children, and it is not clear who their mother was.
John is shown selling land in 1800 and 1801, but it is unclear when he went to Fleming Co., KY. John's nephew, Zadock Purnell Gibbs was in Kentucky in 1805.
John Purnell(Of Sussex DE) and Elizabeth May had the following children:
+ 457 iv. Thomas Purnell was born about 1790.
John Purnell(Of Sussex DE) and Comfort Julia Madison had the following children:
462 ix. Madison Purnell was born in VA 1816. Madison died September, 1895. He married twice. He married Sarah Ann Ross in Fleming Co., KY, June 1, 1836. Sarah was born in Fleming Co., KY 1818. Sarah died about 1875 in KY. Daughter of Catesby Ross and Elizabeth Shirley. (Family Tree Maker, Disk 23; notes of Willard D. Purnell)
John Purnell(Of Sussex DE) had the following children:
John Purnell(Of Sussex DE) and Sarah Seymore Minors had the following children:
+ 467 xiv. William Thomas Purnell was born July 25, 1805.
+ 468 xv. Sallie Sarah Seymour Purnell was born July 25, 1805.
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