He married twice. He married Adeline (wife of Hastentius Purnell). He married Eliza Wilkins Cocke in Perry Co., AL, November 16, 1833. Eliza was born in TN about 1813. Eliza died after 1860 in TN. His name also spelled Hortensius. He was named in the will of his uncle, Stephen Purnell in 1835. (His descendants researched by Diane Bender)
Hastentius Quintus Purnell and Eliza Wilkins Cocke had the following children:
+ 601 i. William6 Purnell was born February 11, 1834.
602 ii. Ann Hortentia Purnell was born in Greene Co., AL about 1837. Ann died October 11, 1855 in Macon, MS. She married Thomas A. Hopkins in Noxubee Co., MS, September 4, 1855. Thomas was born about 1830. Newspaper in New Orleans: "daughter of Mrs. Eliza Purnell. She had been married but one short month." (research of Diane Bender)
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