He married Sarah "Sally" Cameron July, 1805. Sarah was born April 11, 1785. Sarah was the daughter of William Cameron and Arcada Walker. Indenture of January 24, 1805 between Abel Teakle, wife Mary, and Milby Purnell; witness that whereas a certain Thomas Purnell of Queponco Hundred seized fee simple a tract of land called "Purnells Industry," willed it to his son Isaac who sold the land to Solomon Bradford who sold it to James Quinton who willed to his daughter Mary M. who is the wife of Abel Teakle who sold this tract of land for 500 pounds to Milby Purnell, wit. Nixon Davis & John Purnell of Queponco. (Worcester Co. Land Records Book X, p. 139, FHL #0014544) Milby Selby Purnell sold 1 acres of "Amee Down" to John Selby of William Selby on February 9, 1805. (Worcester Co. Land Records 1666-1810, FHL 975.221 R28d, p.20) On February 19, 1806, Milby Purnell set free Negro boy named Jacob, age 10. (Worcester Co. Orphans Court, Book Y, p. 17, FHL #0014544) On June 28, 1806, Milby Selby Purnell, with wife Sally Purnell, sold 1 acre of "Amee Down" along the road from Snow Hill to Berlin for 75 pounds, wit. Nixon Davis & Mathias Davis. (Worcester Co. Land Records 1666-1810, FHL 975.221 R28d, p.21) Milby and Sarah sold 93 acres of "Amee Down," "Mulberry Grove," and "Matthews Purchase." in 1808 to Jesse Jones and 12 acres "Batchelors Lot" to Parker Collins in 1809. (Worcester Co. Land Records 1666-1810, FHL 975.221 R28d, p. 21; FHL #0014545, p.36) Milby purchased 40 acres of "Adventure" from John Burbage in 1828. (Worcester Co. Land Records FHL #0014553, p.211) (Karen L. Robert & George I. Purnell III, Descendants of Thomas Purnell, private, 1999)
1810 census, Worcester Co.: 1M10-15, 1M26-44, 1F-10, 1F10-15, 1F26-44, 1 slave. 1830 census Worcester Co.: 1M-5, 1M10-15, 1M40-50, 1F15-20, 1F40-50. It is not clear that a Lotty and Peggy Purnell were daughters of Milby. They both joined with Washington Purnell in 1839 to sell 9 acres of land to Isaac Purnell for $23. Lotty and Peggy are probably the females in Milby's 1810 household.
Milby Selby Purnell and Sarah "Sally" Cameron had the following children:
+ 846 iii. Isaac Purnell was born August 13, 1812.
+ 847 iv. Washington Purnell was born 1815.
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