Daniel was the son of: Father: Samuel Purnell b 1791 Clutton, Somerset, England 40th Foot Regiment. Metals: Peninsular Metal, Waterloo Metal with Laurel Leaves.
Mother: Sophia Wargony b 1797 Donfrier, France.
Husband of Mary Carnish Purnell and Mary Stratton Purnell Children: Daniel Purnell Jr 1861- Enoch Purnell 1866- George Purnell 1869- Maryann (Anne)Purnell 1870- Joseph Edwin 1873- Racheal 1874-1946 From the McKean County Democrat Nov 1911:
DEATH OF DAVID PURNELL. Aged Man Passed" Away Last Friday on Bank Street." Daniel David Purnell died at the-home of his daughter, "Mrs. E. R,-Amster, on Bank Street, last Friday morning,-after an Illness of several weeks. Mr. Purnell had been a resident of Smethport for several years and during his residence here 'made hosts of warm personal friends who will iburn his demise. Mr. Purnell was man of unusually fine qualities.'. He was a devout member of the. Methodist- -church and-was an Odd Fellow, being a Christian gentleman whose acquaintance was a privilege.
Daniel and his younger brother Issac lived next door to each other on the 1870 Mahanoy, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania Census.
Special Thank you to Mr. Eric Zizelmann For making a special trip out to the cemetery in order to get this picture for me. Also, from Mr Zizelmann: Daniel and his wife Mary are both buried on the lot (Section 3, Lot #188), and the grave was also demarkated by a GAR veteran marker. Daniel didn't come to the United States until about 1867 which was after the Civil War. This marker is an error.