428. MOSES6 PURNELL (MATTHEW5, THOMAS4, MATTHEW3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born in Worcester Co., MD 1784. MOSES died April 19, 1859 in Worcester Co., MD, at 74 years of age. (notes of Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum)

He married twice. He married CHARLOTTE MADDOX in Worcester Co., MD, May 22, 1810. (Melanie Ayres Merryweather, Genealogy of the Purnell Family)

CHARLOTTE died before 1821. He married MARIA "MARY" BOWEN in Worcester Co., MD, before 1821. MARIA was the daughter of MARY ANN (wife of ___ Bowen). His father left him "Addition to Thurbin (Sherborn)". Moses was named by his sister in 1829.

MOSES PURNELL and MARIA "MARY" BOWEN had the following children:

child 668 i. WASHINGTON7 PURNELL. (Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum)

child 669 ii. MARY JANE ROZELLE PURNELL was born in Queponco, Worcester Co., MD December 20, 1821. MARY died February 29, 1848 in Warsaw, Benton Co., MO, at 26 years of age. Buried at Buckingham Presbyterian Church Cemetery. She married ISAAC WILLIAM KER HANDY (Rev.) in Queponco, Worcester Co., MD, October 29, 1839.

ISAAC was born in Washington, DC December 14, 1815. ISAAC was the son of JAMES HENRY HANDY and MARIA A. P. GILLIS. ISAAC died June 14, 1878 in Philadelphia, PA, at 62 years of age. (Matthew Wise, The Littleton Heritage, p. 305; decendants are continued in Melanie Ayres Merryweather's Genealogy of the Purnell Family, p. 26)

child 670 iii. WILLIAM HENRY PURNELL was born in Worcester Co., MD 1826. WILLIAM died 1902 at 76 years of age. He married MARGARET NEILL MARTIN in Worcester Co., MD, June 13, 1849. (Mary Beth & Vanessa Long, Worcester Marriage Records)

MARGARET was born 1825. MARGARET died 1895 at 70 years of age. William was a dedicated advocate for the Union during the Civil War, organizing a military unit which became known as "Purnell's Legion." He was a member of the Maryland Bar, postmaster and an educator. William Henry Purnell is remembered as the man who raised a legion to save Worcester County for the Union. (Maryland Times Press, Michael Morgan, November 6, 1996--(Melanie Ayres Merryweather, Genealogy of the Purnell Family, p. 27) His ten children are traced in Merryweather's Genealogy of the Purnell Family.

child 671 iv. JOSEPHINE ELIZABETH MARSHALL PURNELL was born in Worcester Co., MD September 20, 183?.

child 672 v. CHARLES HOUSTON PURNELL was born in Worcester Co., MD 1848. CHARLES died 1906 in Worcester Co., MD, at 58 years of age. He married MARGARET COFFIN 1874. MARGARET was born 1855. MARGARET was the daughter of ISAAC COFFIN. MARGARET died 1890 in Worcester Co., MD, at 35 years of age. Her body was interred in Worcester Co., MD, Buckingham Church. (Melanie Ayres Merryweather, Genealogy of the Purnell Family, p. 27) Charles had three children, whose descendants are traced in Melanie Ayres Merryweather's Genealogy of the Purnell Family, p. 27-28.

MOSES PURNELL had the following child:

child 673 vi. MOSES THEODORE PURNELL. MOSES died 1865. (dates-Melanie Ayres Merryweather, Genealogy of the Purnell Family, p. 27)

MOSES PURNELL and CHARLOTTE MADDOX had the following children:

child 674 vii. DAVID PURNELL.

child 675 viii. EREXINE SARAH PURNELL was born in Worcester Co., MD April 3, 1816. EREXINE died August 1, 1892 at 76 years of age. She married WILLIAM DALE PITTS in Worcester Co., MD, April 4, 1838. (Bond date April 2, Mary Beth & Vanessa Long, Worcester Marriage Records)

WILLIAM was born February 12, 1816. WILLIAM was the son of JAMES PITTS and NANCY F. TINGLE. WILLIAM died December 15, 1897 at 81 years of age. Information for Erexine came from Matthew Wise's, The Littleton Heritage. Her line is continued in this reference, page 404 and in Melanie Ayres Merryweather's, Genealogy of the Purnell Family p. 26.

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