He married Sarah Anne Taylor in Worcester Co., MD, April 23, 1861. (Mary Beth & Vanessa Long,
Worcester Marriage Records)
Sarah was born April 9, 1837. Sarah died August 6, 1899 in Worcester Co., MD. Jenkins is shown as a doctor, living in
his father's home in the 1850 census. Jenkins and his wife, Sarah, are both buried at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Berlin, MD. (Matthew
Wise, The Littleton Heritage, p. 227) Their children are shown in Melanie Ayres Merryweather's Genealogy of the Purnell Family, p. 33.
Francis "Jenkins" Purnell(Dr.) and Sarah Anne Taylor had the following children:
Francis Henry7 Purnell was born in Worcester Co., MD April 21, 1862.
Margretta Emlen Purnell was born in Worcester Co., MD January 30, 1864.
Lemuel Godden Purnell was born in Worcester Co., MD August 7, 1865. Lemuel died October 24, 1869 in
Worcester Co., MD. Buried at St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church, Berlin, MD.
Andasia Robins Purnell was born in Worcester Co., MD January 16, 1868.