556. Matthew6 Purnell (John5, William4, Matthew3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born in Worcester Co., MD November 18, 1794. Matthew died October 28, 1857 in Worcester Co., MD. His body was interred in Worcester Co., MD, Makemie Presbyterian Church.

He married Euphemia Duncan 1816. Euphemia was born April 28, 1801. Euphemia was the daughter of Thomas Duncan and Frances "Fanny" Marshall*. Euphemia died August 6, 1855 in Worcester Co., MD. Euphemia is a descendant of the Marshalls from Accomack Co. VA. (notes of James H. Marshall from research of Dr. William Rowley Bishop, Jr.) Dates from headstone at Makemie cemetery. 1850 census: Marthias 55 farmer, Euphemia 49, Thomas 30, Lemuel 25, Sarah 22, Ann 20, Georganna 13, Levi 9. (children's names-Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum; dates & burial-Melanie Ayres Merryweather, Genealogy of the Purnell Family, p.24) Matthew's descendants are traced in Genealogy of the Purnell Family by Melanie A. Merryweather. Dates of birth and death shown on 1898 family tree; the month of death "Oct" may not be correct.

Matthew Purnell and Euphemia Duncan had the following children:

child 870 i. Margaret7 Purnell.

child + 871 ii. Thomas Duncan Purnell was born about 1820.

child + 872 iii. John Matthew Purnell was born 1823.

child + 873 iv. Stephen Duncan Purnell was born January 18, 1824.

child + 874 v. Lemuel B. Purnell was born about 1825.

child 875 vi. Sarah Purnell was born in Worcester Co., MD about 1828. 1850 census shows her living at home with her parents, age 22. She married twice. She married Unknown Sewell(husband of Sarah Purnell). She married Unknown Collins(husband of Sarah Purnell).

child 876 vii. Delilah Annie Purnell was born in Worcester Co., MD 1831. Ann Purnell was living at home for the 1850 census, age 20. Delilah died 1896. She married James Purnell Burroughs in Worcester Co., MD, December 14, 1863. (Mary Beth & Vanessa Long, Worcester Marriage Records)

child + 877 viii. Georgianna Caroline Purnell was born about 1837.

child + 878 ix. Levi A. Purnell was born about 1841.

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