516. Moses6 Purnell (Matthew5, Thomas4, Matthew3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born in Worcester Co., MD 1784. Moses died April 19, 1859 in Worcester Co., MD. (notes of Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum)
Charlotte died before 1821. He married Maria Mary Bowen in Worcester Co., MD, before 1821. Maria was the daughter of James Bowen and Mary Ann Riley. His father left him "Addition to Thurbin (Sherborn)". Moses was named by his sister in 1829. He served as executor for his brother-in-law, Lemuel Henderson, in 1822. Moses and Maria are listed in the 1850 census at Berline, MD: Moses 65, Maria 45, Moses 19, Josephine 14, Levi 8.
Moses Purnell and Maria Mary Bowen had the following children:
836 ii. Erexine Sarah Purnell was born in Worcester Co., MD April 3, 1816. Erexine died August 1, 1892. She married William Dale Pitts in Worcester Co., MD, April 4, 1838. (Bond date April 2, Mary Beth & Vanessa Long, Worcester Marriage Records)
William was born February 12, 1816. William was the son of James Pitts and Nancy F. Tingle. William died December 15, 1897. Information for Erexine came from Matthew Wise's, The Littleton Heritage. Her line is continued in this reference, page 404 and in Melanie Ayres Merryweather's, Genealogy of the Purnell Family p. 26.
837 iii. Mary Jane Rozelle Purnell was born in Queponco, Worcester Co., MD December 20, 1821. Mary died February 29, 1848 in Warsaw, Benton Co., MO. Buried at Buckingham Presbyterian Church Cemetery. She married Isaac William Ker Handy(Rev.) in Queponco, Worcester Co., MD, October 29, 1839.
Isaac was born in Washington, DC December 14, 1815. Isaac was the son of James Henry Handy and Maria A. P. Gillis. Isaac died June 14, 1878 in Philadelphia, PA. (Matthew Wise, The Littleton Heritage, p. 305; decendants are continued in Melanie Ayres Merryweather's Genealogy of the Purnell Family, p. 26)
838 iv. William Henry Purnell was born in Worcester Co., MD 1826. William died 1902. He married Margaret Neill Martin in Worcester Co., MD, June 13, 1849. (Mary Beth & Vanessa Long, Worcester Marriage Records)
Margaret was born 1825. Margaret died 1895. William was a dedicated advocate for the Union during the Civil War, organizing a military unit which became known as "Purnell's Legion." He was a member of the Maryland Bar, postmaster and an educator. William Henry Purnell is remembered as the man who raised a legion to save Worcester County for the Union. (Maryland Times Press, Michael Morgan, November 6, 1996--(Melanie Ayres Merryweather, Genealogy of the Purnell Family, p. 27) His ten children are traced in Merryweather's Genealogy of the Purnell Family.
William and Margaret, both age 24, are living with their one month old daughter, Mary, in the household with E. D. Martin, Clerk of County, Joseph P. W. Richardson, Clerk, and others. William's occupation is shown as lawyer, in the 1850 census.
842 viii. Charles Houston Purnell was born in Worcester Co., MD 1848. Charles died 1906 in Worcester Co., MD. He married Margaret Coffin 1874. Margaret was born 1855. Margaret was the daughter of Isaac Coffin. Margaret died 1890 in Worcester Co., MD. Her body was interred in Worcester Co., MD, Buckingham Church. (Melanie Ayres Merryweather, Genealogy of the Purnell Family, p. 27) Charles had three children, whose descendants are traced in Melanie Ayres Merryweather's Genealogy of the Purnell Family, p. 27-28.
Moses Purnell and Charlotte Maddox had the following child:
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