He married Julia Anne Gray. Thomas was named in the will of Thomas Dixon Purnell in 1814. He was living
with her parents in the 1850 census, age 30. His occupation is shown as merchant. Children are shown on 1898 family tree and followed in
Merryweather's "Purnell Family." 1880 census shows him living at Snow Hill and a Retail Grocer, age 60; wife Julia A., 58, Emma Jane, 20,
Julia T., 18, and nephew R. Lee Purnell is living with them.
Thomas Duncan Purnell and Julia Anne Gray had the following children:
Euphemia "Belle"8 Purnell. She married John
Purnell Moore. John was born 1856. John was the son of John Robins Purnell Moore and Margaret Gordon Toadvine.
John died 1918.
Emma Jane Purnell was born 1860. Emma died 1945. She married Oscar Moore
Purnell 1883. Oscar was born 1858. Oscar was the son of Stephen Duncan Purnell and Mary Jane Laws. Oscar died
Juliet Thomas Purnell was born 1861. Juliet died 1949.