First of family John Durnel, born Cir 1783, came to Carroll (then Grayson) County Virginia and appears on the Wythe Co Va tax list in 1793. Sold land in 1811 to Peter Finley. Wife Phebe, joined Quaker Church in 1805 and transfered membership to Quaker meeting in Tennessee. John died Jun 11, 1843. Children: 1 Phebe 2 Sarah 3 Alley 4 Andrew J 5 James 6 Mary 7 Hester and 8 Ely. Lots of info in Carroll County Virginia. Genealogy Society is on Web. Johns dad was James from Pittsylvania County or Bedford County Virginia. If you have any info please post.