Julia A. Purnell   Snow Hill, Maryland
Julia LeCompte was born in Snow Hill, Maryland in 1843. She married Williarm H. Purnell, a storekeeper, in 1869 and had two sons. She created many types of needle art throughout her life, including quilts, cross-stitch and embroidery. At the age of 85, Julia Purnell begain embroidering scenes of homes, churches, and gardens in Snow Hill.

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  The town of Snow Hill was founded in 1642 by English colonists. Established along the Pocomoke River, the town was made a royal port by William and Mary of England; imported goods came through Snow Hill to be taxed. Goods such as cypress lumber and tobacco were exported. Snow Hill was also home to a thriving shipbuilding industry.

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