873. Stephen Duncan7 Purnell (Matthew6, John5, William4, Matthew3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born January 18, 1824. Stephen died 1874.

He married Mary Jane Laws 1843. Mary was born 1824. Stephen and his family are shown in the 1850 census of Worcester Co., MD: Stephen 26, Mary J. 21, William M. 5, Stephen L. 3, James L. 1. A family tree drawn with names Emma Camp and Dr. & Mrs. (J.W.?) Purnell in 1898 Mexico City, Mexico, shows other children for Stephen. Unfortunately, much of the information on this pen & ink "tree" cannot be read. Melanie Merryweather's "Purnell Family" follows descendants of Stephen (p.24). 1880 census, Snow Hill, Worcester, MD shows Mary J. Purnell, 52, with children: George E., 17, Ralph C., 14, John W., 11, and Mary, 9.

Stephen Duncan Purnell and Mary Jane Laws had the following children:

child 1127 i. Mary K.8 Purnell.

child 1128 ii. William Mathew Purnell was born 1845. William died 1903. He married Martha Ellen Lenard 1875.

child 1129 iii. Stephen Laws Purnell was born 1847. Stephen died 1925. He married Sarah Farlow 1821.

child 1130 iv. James Levi Purnell was born 1849. James died 1936. He married twice. He married Dora Collins 1881. He married Annie Purnell after 1888.

child 1131 v. Margaret A.R. Purnell was born 1851.

child 1132 vi. Gertrude D. Purnell was born 1853. Gertrude died 1893. She married George W. Truitt(Capt.) 1878. George was born 1845. George died 1928.

child 1133 vii. Oscar Moore Purnell was born 1858. Oscar died 1936. He married Emma Jane Purnell 1883. Emma was born 1860. Emma was the daughter of Thomas Duncan Purnell and Julia Anne Gray. Emma died 1945.

child 1134 viii. Jefferson D. Purnell was born 1860.

child 1135 ix. George E. Purnell was born 1863.

child 1136 x. Ralph C. Purnell was born 1866.

child 1137 xi. John Williams Purnell was born 1868.

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