366. John Fisher6 Purnell (Isaac Marshall5, Thomas4, Matthew3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born in Worcester Co., MD July 29, 1796. John died January 15, 1871 in Worcester Co., MD. His body was interred in Worcester Co., MD.

He married Eliza Bowen in Worcester Co., MD, April 7, 1823. (Mary Beth & Vanessa Long, Worcester Marriage Records)

Eliza was born 1803. Eliza was the daughter of Elijah Bowen and Elenor "Nellie" Jones. Eliza died June 28, 1857 in Worcester Co., MD. Dates from headstone, Makemie cemetery. John F. Purnell and Thomas Purnell, orphans of Isaac Purnell, October Court 1807. (Orphans Court Records of Worcester Co., MD, abstracted by Sue Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum) His mother was living with him, as Hester Jones, in the 1850 census. (dates & marriage-Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum; children-Melanie Ayres Merryweather, Genealogy of the Purnell Family) February Court 1812 (p.3), John Purnell bound to Thomas Purnell; John Purnell, orphan of Isaac Purnell, 15 years of age 29, July last, until age of 21 years, to teach him his trade of boot and shoe making and also to teach him to read, write and cypher as far as the single number of three and to provide him food, clothing and lodging fit for a person of his station. (Orphans Court, Worcester Co., MD, transcribed by Sandra Quillin for Ocean City Lifesaving Museum)

John's descendants are traced in Merryweather's Genealogy of the Purnell Family. Son, George, is found in the family Bible of his uncle, Littleton Bowen. Children: Mary, Sally, Irving, Ellen, Adella are found in the Turner manuscript at Maryland Historical Society. 1850 census: John F. 47, Eliza 45, Esma 23 farmer, Thomas 21 farmer, Elmira 17, Sally 15, Isaac 13, Littleton 11, Elijah 9, Irving 7, William 6, Delphina 4. Dates from headstone, Makemie Cemetery. (Date of birth-Wor. Co. Orphans Court, Liber MH17, p. 3)

John Fisher Purnell and Eliza Bowen had the following children:

child 655 i. Lavinia7 Purnell.

child 656 ii. Ellen Purnell.

child 657 iii. Mary Elizabeth Purnell was born in Worcester Co., MD 1823. Mary died in Worcester Co., MD. She is buried at Makemie Presbyterian Church Cemetery. She married Thomas H. Collins in Worcester Co., MD, November 24, 1847. (Family Bible of Littleton Bowen) (dates-Melanie Ayres Merryweather, Genealogy of the Purnell Family, p. 29)

child 658 iv. Esmay or Esme Bowen Purnell was born in Worcester Co., MD 1827. Esmay died 1851 in Worcester Co., MD. His body was interred in Worcester Co., MD. (Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum)

child 659 v. Thomas Edward Purnell was born in Worcester Co., MD about 1829.

child 660 vi. Elmira Church Purnell was born 1833. She married George Washington Purnell Smith in Worcester Co., MD, January 14, 1856. (Mary Beth & Vanessa Long, Worcester Marriage Records)

child 661 vii. Sally Purnell was born 1835. She married Unknown Hutchinson.

child 662 viii. Isaac Marshall Purnell was born in Worcester Co., MD about 1837. He married Josephine Regester.

child 663 ix. Lyttleton Bowen Purnell was born in Worcester Co., MD 1839. Lyttleton died 1898. He married Mary Elizabeth Berry Hurst 1865. Mary was born 1845. Mary was the daughter of John Hurst. Mary died 1917. His descendants are traced further in Melanie Ayres Merryweather's Genealogy of the Purnell Family, p. 29.

child 664 x. Elijah Bowen Purnell was born in Worcester Co., MD February 25, 1840. Elijah died March 3, 1854 in Worcester Co., MD. His body was interred in Worcester Co., MD. (Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum; dates-Melanie Ayres Merryweather, Genealogy of the Purnell Family, p. 30)

child 665 xi. Washington "Irving" Purnell was born 1843.

child 666 xii. William Montgomery Purnell was born 1844.

child 667 xiii. Adelia "Delaphine" Purnell was born 1846. She married Horace Payne.

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