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"Cousin Book" by Edith Jackson Hankins [Part 2 of 4].

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Elizabeth O'Canny Sorrell, wife of Thomas, was daughter of Daniel (Danny) O'Canny. Danny died in 1716. Elizabeth died in 1725, leaving seven children. I only know of two of them at this time: Lettice married (1) Challis (2) John Wilcox (3) Charles Buck.

Our ancestress, Anna, was the youngest of the seven Sorrell children, and; as stated, married Samuel Earle, III.

After Anna's death, Samuel Earle, III married Elizabeth Holdbrook on January 13, 1754 in Stafford County, Virginia. Elizabeth was half-sister of Sarah Pattison Conyers, who married Thomas Hampton. She must have been a young woman, for after Samuel, III died in 1771, she married twice more. The seven children: Theodocia Earle married Matthew Compton. Elizabeth Earle married Benjamin Elkins, Jr. Mary Ann Earle married (1) John Byrne (2) John Overall. Samuel Earle, IV born 1760, married Tabitha Williams and went to Kentucky and Alabama.

Col. Elias Earle married Frances W. Robinson. Esias Earle married Sarah Brownley. Ezias Earle died unmarried.

Elizabeth Holdbrook Earle married (2) Joseph Byrne (Burns) and Elizabeth and Joseph's daughter, Nancy Holland Burns, was born December 4, 1773. Nancy's descendant, Joseph Earle Birnie of Atlanta, George, was such help with the Samuel Earle III family. Joseph did a book about the Birnie family, which included that of our ancestor, Baylis Earle. Elizabeth Holdbrook Earle Burns married (3) Edward Rogers.

Samuel Earle, III was son of Samuel Earle, II of Cople Parish and Yoecomico Church. He was born in 1670 in Westmoreland County, Virginia and married Phyllis Bennett in about 1691. 34