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Hit a brick wall, can anyone help

I am searching for my grandmothers fathers family. I am looking for a John Durnell, he was born between 1812 & 1813, he was born in Delaware or Maryland and he married a lady named Elizabeth Jackson. John could have been mulatto. I am not sure, he moved to Chester County New Garden Township, near Delaware.

I have hit a brick wall, if anyone can help, please email me directly at

They had the following children, all of who were born in Chester County, PA.

In the 1850 Chester County Census, the following were listed:

John Durnell 37yrs., race: Black, laborer, place of birth: Delaware, his father's name may have been Levin Durnell

Elizabeth 35 yrs., black, place of birth listed as DE/PA.


Sarah E. 6 yrs., Female, black, attended school
Rebecca 5 yrs., Female,black, born in PA
Elizabeth 4 yrs., Female, black, pa
Catharine 3 yrs., Female, black
Samuel, 2 yrs., Female, black,(May be my ggrandfathers father, not sure
Marion, 1 female, black

There were more kids listed after 1850, will get them later.

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Hit a brick wall, can anyone help
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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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