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Generation No. 9

19. PATIENCE9 MARVEL(DAVID8, THOMAS M.7, JOHN6MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL, JOHN4,JOHN3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)was born January 21, 1758 in Sussex Co., DE, and died May 05, 1817 in Mount Station, IN. She married JAMES KNOWLES 1778 in Sussex Co., DE, son of RICHARD KNOWLES I. He was born May 09, 1757 in Sussex Co., DE, and died October 23, 1839 in Ft. Branch, Gibson Co., IN.

Marriage Notes for PATIENCE MARVEL and JAMES KNOWLES:

James and Patience Knowles were born in Delaware about the middle of the 17th century and were married in 1778. There were born to them in Delaware seven children, six sons and one daughter, one son dying in infancy. In 1795 they moved to Georgia, where they lived 16 years and then came to Indiana in 1811, having had three sons added to their family in Georgia. Patience Knowles lived only about five years after locating in Indiana.

James Knowles remarried the Widow Clark, and unto them two children were born, a son and a daughter, the latter dying in infancy.

James Knowles raised 10 children and had one hundred and eight grandchildren born, 93 of whom lived to be grown. Prettyman raised 10 children; James raised 9 children; Comfort raised 9 children; Nathan raised 7 children; Ephriam raised 13 children; Eli raised 9 children; Asa raised 9 children; John raised 10 children.

Source: Newspaper - Gipson County TODAY; published Monday, October 2, 1995

Children of PATIENCE MARVEL and JAMES KNOWLES are:

i. EDMUND (EDDY)10 KNOWLES, b. 1774, Sussex Co., DE; d. April 01, 1859, Fayette County, GA; m. NANCY FITZPATRICK, June 10, 1811, Georgia. His occupation was Methodist Preacher.
ii. PRETTYMAN KNOWLES, b. Sep 16, 1780, Sussex Co., DE; d. Mar 08, 1871, Petersburg Menard Co., IL; m. PATSY (MARTHA) GREER, Aug 03, 1802, Green Co., GA; b. 1786, Ireland; d. June 04, 1870, Menard Co., IL.
iii. JAMES KNOWLES, b. Aug 03, 1783, Sussex Co., DE; d. Mar 01, 1861; m. ANNA REED, Jan 03, 1806, Greene Co., GA.
iv. JESSE KNOWLES,SR., b. July 10, 1787, Sussex Co., DE; d. March 11, 1852, Illinois; m. ELIZABETH REED; b. 1794; d. 1868.
v. COMFORT MARVEL KNOWLES, b. Feb 14, 1790, Sussex Co., DE; d. Dec 31, 1868; m. JOSHUA WILSON, April 09, 1807, Greene Co., GA; b. June 18, 1775; d. April 11, 1839.
vi. NATHAN KNOWLES (1), b. 1791.
vii. NATHAN KNOWLES (2), b. June 17, 1795, Sussex Co., DE; d. Feb 02, 1892, Knowles Station, IN; m. TEMPERANCE BOREN, Jan 31, 1822, Gibson Co., IN; d. Sep 13, 1835, Gibson Co, IN.
viii. EPHRIAM KNOWLES, b. October 25, 1797, Green Co., GA; d. August 17, 1882, Gibson County, IN; m. (1) LOUISA NIGHT; m. (2) CYNTHIA KIMBALL, October 20, 1825; b. April 01, 1809, Gibson County, IN; d. October 04, 1865, Gibson County, IN.
ix. ELI W. KNOWLES, b. Sep 02, 1799, Green Co., GA; d. Feb 15, 1868, Gibson Co., IN; m. ELIZABETH SCOT, Oct 07, 1824; b. Apr 02, 1803, TN; d. Oct 22, 1858, Gibson County, IN. Eliís occupation was school teacher, farmer and doctor.
x. ASA KNOWLES, b. March 05, 1802, Green Co., Ga.; d. 1868, Toronto, Kansas; m. (1) SUSAN BROWN; m. (2) MATILDA MONTGOMERY, June 07, 1828, Gibson Co., IN.

20. PRUDENCE9 MARVEL(DAVID8, THOMAS M.7, JOHN6MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL, JOHN4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born 1759, and died Bef. 1796. She married RICHARD KNOWLES, JR.

Child of PRUDENCE MARVEL and RICHARD KNOWLES is:

35. i. DAVID10 KNOWLES.

21. PRETTYMAN9 MARVEL,SR.(DAVID8, THOMAS M.7, JOHN6MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL, JOHN4,JOHN3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born January 29, 1763 in Dagsboro, Sussex County, Delaware, and died October 01, 1856 in Waynesville, Dewitt Co., Illinois. He married LAVINA ROGERS 1788 in Sussex Co., DE, daughter of JOHN ROGERS and COMFORT PRETTYMAN. She was born 1765 in Sussex County, Delaware, and died 1848 in Gibson Co., IN.

Notes for PRETTYMAN MARVEL,SR.:

Prettyman Marvel, Sr. (1763-1856), sixth child of David and Sarah (Prettyman) Marvel, was the first to bear the given name of Prettyman. He must have been an admirable character as the name was carried down in the family for several years.

Prettyman Marvel was born in Delaware in 1763, where he grew to manhood, married and had two children born to him and removed to Georgia. From there in 1807 he came to Indiana territory, settling in the forest a short distance south of where Princeton was later located, where he resided until 1811. In that year he moved to the southern part of the county and two years later went to Illinois to visit a son. Being too feeble to make the return trip he died in Illinois in 1859. His family numbered nine children, one of who was Patience, who lived to the old age of ninety years. (1)

Moved to Green County, Georgia in 1796, Gibson County, Indiana in 1808, and to Waynesville, DeWitt County, Illinois in 1854. (2)

Prettyman Marvel and his wife Lavina Rogers were living in Harmony Twp. in 1850. their son George owned ground in Harmony Twp. and they lived with him. Lavina died in Harmony Twp. and is buried in an unmarked grave. This ground is now in Center Twp. George Marvel sold his ground around 1853 and went to Southern Illinois. Prettyman then went to central Illinois to live with other children. (3)

In 1763, the events that led up to the War of Independence were: Americans helped crush French domination in Canada. But British complain the Americans didn't muster up enough troops or supplies to help them.Proclamation of 1763: British say there will be no settlement west of the Appalachian mountains.

SOURCES:

l. Gibson County Indiana History.

2. The Marvel Family of England, ibid (see Roberte Marvel).

3. Cox, Carroll and Gloria, "We the People of North Central Posey County," printed by C&E Enterprises, a division of Hope's Hopechest, Route 1, Poseyville, Indiana 47633, p. 47 and 48.

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Another account shows:

Since the history of the Prettyman Marvels were so closely associated with Elisha Marvel's, some information should be included about this family. Prettyman Marvel was the son of David and Sarah (Prettyman) Marvel and was born in Sussex County, Delaware, January 29, 1763. He was the first to bear the given name of Prettyman, and must have been as admirable character, as the name was carried down in the family for generations. He was a small child at the time of the Revolutionary War and, in later years, often told of how he and the other youths protected their homes from bands of marauders who came to pillage and destroy. In 1788, he married Lavina Rogers, daughter of John and Comfort (Prettyman) Rogers.

Prettyman Marvel was the first cousin to Elisha Marvel. Since their wives were sisters, he was also a brother-in-law to Elisha Marvel. They were very good friends also. Prettyman and family were with the group that moved to Green County, Georgia near the present day town of Greensboro, in 1796. The Land Lottery of Georgia shows that Prettyman and Elisha took land, side by side in 1805. Due to poor health, caused by the humid weather in Georgia Prettyman and family moved to Gibson County, Indiana in the year 1809. At the same time elisha and Orpha disposed of their property and left Georgia, but stopped in Livingston County, Kentucky where they stayed two years, and then moved to the same location as Prettyman, in the year 1811.

Prettyman Marvel and Lavina (Rogers) Marvel had seven children: John (1794), Patience (1796), Comfort, Prettyman Jr., James, Wiley, and Nancy. The last five were born in Georgia.

Lavina (Rogers) Marvel, as well as her sisters, were skilled in the dispensation of the medicine of the day. She went about the neighborhood looking after the needs of the sick. It was while engaged in the benevolentpractice that she had two falls from her horse and suffered injuries from which she never recovered.

Another family that must be recognized as part of the life of Marvel histories are the following:

Leah Rogers, wife of Eli Marvel

Orpha Rogers, wife of Elisha Marvel

Lavina Rogers, wife of Prettyman Marvel

NOTE: All three Rogers were sisters.

Eli and Elisha Marvel were brothers.

Prettyman Marvel was their first cousin.

By marriage they were all related and their lives were all very closely interwoven so I feel it necessary to include a brief history of the Rogers' family. (See history of Lavina Rogers Marvel).

MOVE: 1796 Greene Co., GA. Traveled by the water route along the Atlantic coast.

PURC: 1805 Greene Co., GA. Purchased 211.25 acres from brother-in-law James Knowles.

MOVE: DEC 1808 Greene Co., GA

Note: Left for the north.

MOVE: Summer 1809 Livingston Co., KY. Stopped for a while; Lavina gave birth to eight child, Elizabeth.

MOVE: Autumn 1809 Montgomery Twp., Gibson Co., IN

Note: near Old Fort Branch

MOVE: 1850 Posey Co., IN. Moved in with son George Rogers.

MOVE: 1851 Franklin Co., IL. Moved to farm with son George Rogers.

Death: 1 OCT 1856 in Waynesville, DeWitt Co., IL. While staying with daughter Comfort Marvel Barr.

Burial: Waynesville, IL. Evergreen Cemetery

Religion: Methodist

Note: Note: Died in Illinois in 1854. Date of Death?

Note: PRETTYMAN MARVEL, R. Prettyman Marvel, Sr. (1763-1856), sixth child of David and Sarah (Prettyman) Marvel, was the first to bear the given name of Prettyman. He must have been an admirable character as the name was carried down in the family for several years.

Prettyman Marvel was born in Delaware in 1763, where he grew to manhood, married and had two children born to him and removed to Georgia. From there in 1807 he came to Indiana territory, settling in the forest a short distance south of where Princeton was later located, where he resided until 1811. In that year he moved to the southern part of the county and two years later went to Illinois to visit a son. Being too feeble to make the return trip he died in Illinois in 1859. His family numbered nine children, one of who was Patience, who lived to the old age of ninety years.

Moved to Green County, Georgia in 1796, Gibson County, Indiana in 1808,and to Waynesville, DeWitt County, Illinois in 1854.

Prettyman Marvel and his wife Lavina Rogers were living in Harmony Twp.in 1850. Their son George owned ground in Harmony Twp. and they lived with him. Lavina died in Harmony Twp. and is buried in an unmarked grave. This ground is now in Center Twp. George Marvel sold his ground around 1853 and went to Southern Illinois. Prettyman then went to central Illinois to live with other children.

SOURCES: l. Gibson County Indiana History.

2. The Marvel Family of England, ibid (see Robert Marvel).

3. Cox, Carroll and Gloria, "We the People of North Central Posey County," printed by C&E Enterprises, a division of Hope's Hopechest,Route 1, Poseyville, Indiana 47633, p. 47 and 48.

Note: Another account shows: Since the history of the Prettyman Marvels were so closely associated with Elisha Marvel's, some information should be included about this family. Prettyman Marvel was the son of David and Sarah (Prettyman) Marvel and was born in Sussex County, Delaware, January 29, 1763. He was the first to bear the given name of Prettyman, and must have been as admirable character, as the name was carried down in the family for generations. He was a small child at the time of the Revolutionary War and, in later years, often told of how he and the other youths protected their homes from bands of marauders who came topillage and destroy. In 1788, he married Lavina Rogers, daughter of John and Comfort (Prettyman) Rogers.

Prettyman Marvel was the first cousin to Elisha Marvel. Since their wives were sisters, he was also a brother-in-law to Elisha Marvel. They were very good friends also. Prettyman and family were with the group that moved to Green County, Georgia near the present day town of Greensboro, in 1796. The Land Lottery of Georgia shows that Prettyman and Elisha took land, side by side in 1805. Due to poor health, caused by the humid weather in Georgia Prettyman and family moved to Gibson County, Indiana in the year 1809. At the same time Elisha and Orpha disposed of their property and left Georgia, but stopped in Livingston County, Kentucky where they stayed two years, and then moved to the same location as Prettyman, in the year 1811.

Prettyman Marvel and Lavina (Rogers) Marvel had seven children: John (1794), Patience (1796), Comfort, Prettyman Jr., James, Wiley, and Nancy. The last five were born in Georgia.

Lavina (Rogers) Marvel, as well as her sisters, was skilled in the dispensation of the medicine of the day. She went about the neighborhood looking after the needs of the sick. It was while engaged in the benevolentpractice that she had two falls from her horse and suffered injuries from which she never recovered.

More About PRETTYMAN MARVEL, SR.: Burial: Evergreen Cemetery

Fact 1: 1796, Moved to Green County, GA

Fact 2: 1808, Moved to Gibson Co., IN

Fact 3: 1854, Moved to Waynesville, DeWitt County

Notes for LAVINA ROGERS: Lavina Rogers was an early mid-wife. She was the daughter of John Rogers. (1)

SOURCE:

1. Cox, Carroll and Gloria, "We the People of North Central Posey County," printed by C&E Enterprises, a division of Hope's Hopechest, Route 1, Poseyville, IN 47633, 1993.

John Rogers, was probably born in Sussex County, Delaware in 1738.Records state he was a near relative of Daniel Rogers, governor of Delaware, but does not give the name of his parents. It is presumed they migrated from Virginia to Delaware. John Rogers married Comfort Prettyman in 1759 and settled near Georgetown, Delaware on land owned by her father, Thomas Prettyman, Jr. The will of John Rogers, written October 6, 1794 and probated October 25, of that year in Sussex County, Delaware, names the following children: George, John, Leah, Patience, and Unice Rogers, Ann Jones, Comfort Fisher, Rachel Warren, Polla Bivans, Lavina Marvel and Orpha Marvel. It was the custom of that day that male members of the family were named first in a will and names of the other children did not necessarily follow in chronological order. It is known that Lavina Rogers Marvel was born in 1765; John Rogers in1773; and Orpha Rogers Marvel in 1775. The will of Comfort (Prettyman) Rogers was written January 28, 1797 and probated March 1st of that year in Sussex County, Delaware.

Some books have stated that George Rogers was a Baptist preacher, but later research has proved it was his brother John. On his tombstone in a family cemetery near Georgetown, Delaware is this inscription:Rev. John Rogers - July 19, 1773 and departed this life March 8, 1861 - aged 87 years, 70 months and 19 days. George Rogers was evidently a planter, judging from the amount of land he owned at his death.

Note: Prettyman Marvel was born 29 January 1763 in Sussex county, Delaware. He was the first in a long line of male descendants given the Christian name Prettyman. He was a young lad at the time of American Revolution. But, he related many stories of how he and other young men protected their homes from marauders who came to steal and destroy. Prettyman was of small stature and an expert rider of race horses.

In 1788 Prettyman married his first cousin, Lavina Rogers, daughter of John and Comfort (Prettyman) Rogers (See The Rogers Family.) Many female descendants of Prettyman and Lavina were named Lavina, Lovina, Louvina and other variation on the spelling. Despite the spelling it is said that they were named either for Lavina (Rogers) Marvel or one of her descendants who were named for her. Lavina was born in 1765, daughter of John and Comfort (Prettyman) Rogers.

The invention of the cotton gin, in 1793, started an industrial revolution in farming. Many families decided to leave Delaware and make their fortune raising cotton in Georgia. In the autumn of 1795, James and Patience (Marvel) Knowles, with their six children, started for their new home in the South. With their possessions in a covered wagon, they made the long and tedious journey through Maryland, Virginia and the Carolinas into Greene county, Georgia. They settled about fifteen miles south of the present city of Greensboro.

In 1796 Prettyman Marvel had finished his business affairs in Delaware so he and Lavina and their two children decided to join the James Knowles family in Georgia. The Marvels traveled by the water route, along the Atlantic coast, to their destination. David Knowles, son of Richard II and Prudence (Marvel) Knowles, accompanied his uncle Prettyman and family on their journey. While in Georgia David met and married Nancy Piper.

The first record of Prettyman having bought land in Georgia is in 1805 when he bought 211.25 acres from his brother-in-law, James Knowles. The first few years in Georgia were spent clearing the land, building homes and raising cotton. Prettyman and his relatives found the soil, in Georgia, to be not as fertile as the Delaware soil. After a few years of very poor returns on his crops and failing health, due to the humid climate, Prettyman and his family felt they needed to leave Georgia. They had all heard that large tracts of land were available in theTerritory of Indiana. Then the Territory included what is now known as Illinois.

Prettyman Marvel and David Knowles, along with their families, headed North in December of 1808. James Knowles and his family could not leave Georgia yet and remained behind to finish up his affairs. The others left with the promise to prepare the way for the James Knowles family. By this time Prettyman and Lavina had five more children born in Georgia. With their seven children and David Knowles and his family they left on horse back and in wagons.

The trip to Indiana was an extremely difficult one. There were many reports of Indian massacres coming out of the North. Floods were another hazard that detained them at times. They stopped in Livingston county, Kentucky during the summer of 1809. Here Lavina gave birth to their eighth child, Elizabeth. The group crossed Ohio River that autumn and settled near "Old Fort Branch" in Gibson county, Indiana. A year later, in the autumn of 1810, Prettyman returned to Georgia to finish his business there. When he started home it was decided that Jesse Knowles, son of James and Patience Knowles, would accompany Prettyman on his return trip to Indiana. In early 1811 Jesse and Elizabeth (Reid) Knowles packed their possessions on the back of a horse. Elizabeth and the baby rode atop the pack while Jesse walked and led his family to Indiana.

Soon another member of the James and Patience Knowles family immigrated to Indiana. Eddy Knowles had married Nancy Kirkpatrick while in Georgia. They packed their belongings on the back of a horse and a Negro slave. Bringing up the rear was their very large dog.

According to the plan, James and Patience disposed of the remaining property in Georgia and in November 1811 the Knowles family started the journey to Indiana Territory. In all it was a caravan of twenty-three people and their possessions. When they passed through the Cherokee Indian country they found the Indians were not all hostile, some were willing to sell them the provisions they needed.

As they neared the Ohio River on November the 5th, news of the "Battle of Tippacanoe" reached the caravan. We question the date because that only gave them 5 days to travel over 300 miles. It was probably December 5 instead of November. Some family members felt that they should stay in Kentucky. The older members of the caravan, however, were determined to join their kinsmen in Indiana. On the evening of December 16 (1811) they camped on the northern shore of the Ohio River. While there they felt the tremors of the "Great Earthquake of 1811". The next morning, as they continued their journey north they were met by John Marvel and Jesse Knowles. They had come to meet them and guide them on to "Old Fort Branch". After only a couple of days rest the Knowles family began building a cabin of poles in the denseforest.

Another relative, Elisha Marvel, had also moved into the Indiana settlement in 1811. He was born in Delaware on 28 October 1771, son of Thomas II and Susanna (Parker) Marvel. He had married Orpha Rogers, daughter of John and Comfort (Prettyman) Rogers. Orpha and Lavina were sisters, making Elisha and Prettyman brothers-in-law and cousins. Elisha and Orpha had gone to Georgia and left there before Prettyman and his family did. They lived in Kentucky two years before the Marvel-Knowles migration to Indiana Territory. They all lived in Gibson county five years before Indiana became a state.

Eli Marvel and his brother Elisha first appears on the Livingston county tax list in 1809. Eli was taxed for one horse and Elisha was taxed for two horses. In 1819 Eli appears again on the Livingston county tax list. Here he is taxed for five horses and 108 acres of land bounded by Crooked Creek. It seems Eli had been very successful in Kentucky.

In 1812 David and Nancy (Piper) Knowles left Kentucky to join their relatives in southern Indiana. Their sons William and Richard Knowles were born in Georgia. Sons Marvel and Archibald were born in Kentucky. Four more sons and four daughters were born to them in Indiana, their names were Elizabeth, Comfort, John, David, Lavina, Henry, Permelia and Logan. The Knowles and Marvels are, by now, naming their children after each other and it is getting more difficult to keep these families straight.

At first the Territory of Indiana was a wilderness. There were no mills so bread was made from cornmeal ground by hand with mortar and pestle. Indian raids and massacres were frequent before and during the War of 1812. The white settlers were often forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in the stockades. Later the Indians were finally subdued and the settlers began to expand and improve their homesteads. As more of the land was cleared it proved to be as rich and fertile as the families had hoped. The young men could keep the family larders full with all types of wild game. They all built better cabins and began enjoying a comfortable life.

After settling in Gibson county, Prettyman and Lavina Marvel had another son, George Rogers Marvel. Lavina was 50 years old when he was born. The Prettyman Marvel home was located in Gibson county, about 4 1/2 miles southwest of the present city of Owensville, in Montgomery Township. It was less than a mile northeast of the Black River Schoolhouse and about the same distance southeast of the Antioch church. Prettyman and Lavina Marvel united with the Methodist Church. They worshiped under the ministry of the first preacher in the Indiana Territory. Besides the family worship, which was held regularly morning and evening, Prettyman also read the scriptures at the noon hour. Their home was the first preaching places in Indiana when there was only one presiding elder and six preachers in the entire Territory. The Marvels were devout people and a place of worship was very important.

The next priority was education. Education was very limited in those pioneer circumstances, still, it was very important that the best possible training be provided for the children. There were various degrees of education enjoyed by the adults of the settlement. A schoolhouse was built and the available efforts were pooled to provide a rudimentary education for the children until a more formal standard was available.

The description of the location of the Prettyman Marvel home gives you an idea about the central focus of life in those days. The first thing to be provided, after shelter from the elements, was a place to worship. Thenext was means for education. No doubt these priorities exerted areal influence in giving their children the high standards that they possessed.

In the midst of this happiness, prosperity and contentment, sadness touched their lives on the May 5, 1817. Patience (Marvel) Knowles, wife of James, died of consumption. After Patience death, James married a second time. He married Mrs. Elizabeth (Fugate) Clark, a widow with five children. To this couple was born two more children, a daughter, Prudence, who died in infancy and a son, John Lowery Knowles. James died 23 October 1839 and was buried beside Patience, his wife of many years.

Lavina Marvel and her sisters, were skilled dispensing medicines of that day. She would go about the neighborhood tending to the needs of the sick. It was while she was practicing this Samaritan relation that shehad two serious falls from her horse. She got hurt in these falls and never completely recovered.

George Rogers Marvel and his family remained at the Marvel homestead, in Gibson county, until 1849. He then bought a farm in Posey County, Indiana, near Poseyville and New Harmony. On this farm he built a small comfortable home for his parents who were both in their eighties by then. In 1850 Lavina died and Prettyman moved into the big house with his son and family. In 1851 George Roger decided to buy a large farm in Franklin county, Illinois. The farm was located near the Cave Township. George Rogers took his father, Prettyman, with him to the new home.

In the fall of 1855 Wiley Marvel, Prettyman's fourth son, reconditioned the old carriage. He had used the carriage bringing his family to Illinois in 1852. Wiley and his brother-in-law, John Barr (Comfort's husband),went to Franklin county and brought Prettyman to central Illinois to visit his children living there. Prettyman spent that winter with Wiley and Charity and their seven children. In May of the following year, 1856, Prettyman went to visit his daughter Comfort and her husband, John Barr, who lived about two miles south of Waynesville. He stayed the summer and on 1 October 1856, at the age of 93 years he died.He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery at Waynesville, Illinois

Sources: The Marvel Family by Mildred Burwell; Compendium of AmericanGeneal.; Joan Knowles, Corres.; Helen Marvel, Corres.; John W. Crossno, III via H. Marvel; The Brief History of Marvel Family by Daisy (Marvel) Jones; Reunion of the Knowles Family by Rev. Levin Wilson

SOURCE: 1. Cox, Carroll and Gloria, "We the People of North Central Posey County," printed by C&E Enterprises, a division of Hope's Hopechest, Route 1, Poseyville, IN 47633, 1993.

John Rogers, was probably born in Sussex County, Delaware in 1738. Records state he was a near relative of Daniel Rogers, governor of Delaware, but does not give the name of his parents. It is presumed theymigrated from Virginia to Delaware. John Rogers married Comfort Prettyman in 1759 and settled near Georgetown, Delaware on land owned by her father, Thomas Prettyman, Jr. The will of John Rogers, written October 6, 1794 and probated October 25, of that year in Sussex County, Delaware, names the following children: George, John, Leah, Patience, and Unice Rogers, Ann Jones, Comfort Fisher, Rachel Warren, Polla Bivans, Lavina Marvel and Orpha Marvel. It was the custom of that day that male members of the family were named first in a will and names of the other children did not necessarily follow in chronological order. It is known that Lavina Rogers Marvel was born in 1765; John Rogers in 1773; and Orpha Rogers Marvel in 1775. The will of Comfort (Prettyman) Rogers was written January 28, 1797 and probated March 1st of that year in Sussex County, Delaware.

Some books have stated that George Rogers was a Baptist preacher, but later research has proved it was his brother John. On his tombstone in a family cemetery near Georgetown, Delaware is this inscription:"Rev. John Rogers - July 19, 1773 and departed this life March 8, 1861 - aged 87 years, 70 months and 19 days." George Rogers was evidently a planter, judging from the amount of land he owned at his death.

Children of PRETTYMAN MARVEL and LAVINA ROGERS are:

36. i. JOHN ROGERS10 MARVEL, b. Apr 08, 1794, Sussex Co, DE; d. Nov 18, 1876.
37. ii. PATIENCE MARVEL, b. 1796, Sussex Co, DE; d. Dec 04, 1882, Gibson Co., IN.
38. iii. COMFORT MARVEL, b. Apr 04, 1799, Green Co, GA; d. Oct 21, 1865.
39. iv. PRETTYMAN MARVEL, JR., b. May 08, 1801, Green Co., GA; d. Jul 23, 1842, Waynesville, De Witt Co., IL.
40. v. JAMES WESLEY MARVEL, b. Dec 10, 1803, Green Co, GA; d. Jan 08, 1885.
41. vi. WILEY MARVEL, b. Apr 04, 1806, Green Co, GA; d. Jul 27, 1883, Midland City, De Witt Co., IL.
42. vii. NANCY MARVEL, b. Abt. 1807, Greene Co., GA.
43. viii. ELIZABETH MARVEL, b. 1809, Rockcastle Co., Ky; d. Sep 11, 1849, Polk Twp., Jefferson Co., Iowa.
44. ix. GEORGE ROGERS MARVEL, b. Mar 08, 1815, Gibson Co., IN d. Feb 16, 1889, Franklin Co, IL

22. PARKER9 MARVEL(THOMAS8, THOMAS M.7, JOHN6MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL, JOHN4,JOHN3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)died Abt. 1881. He married PRUDENCE KNOWLES 1791 in Sussex, DE, daughter of RICHARD KNOWLES. She was born Abt. 1771 in Sussex Co., DE.

Notes for PARKER MARVEL: Marvel, Parker dec'd Report on sale of his land 1808 Libro K 108, (Sussex County Delaware Court House Orphan's Docket Index).

Author: Jimmie Howard
Periodical: The Marvel Family
Publication: Privately distributed
Date: 1992
Text: (P. O. Box 1043, Canyon, TX 79015)

Children of PARKER MARVEL and PRUDENCE KNOWLES are:

i. NANCY10 MARVEL, b. 1796.
ii. PRUDENCE MARVEL, b. 1798.
iii. DEAN MARVEL, b. Abt. 1800, Delaware.
iv. ELIZA MARVEL, b. 1801; d. Bef. 1848.

23. THOMAS9 MARVEL III(THOMAS8, THOMAS M.7, JOHN6MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL, JOHN4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)He married NANCY KNOWLES.

Child of THOMAS MARVEL and NANCY KNOWLES is:

i. ELISHA10 MARVEL.

24. JOSEPH9 MARVEL(THOMAS8, THOMAS M.7, JOHN6MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL, JOHN4,JOHN3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)was born June 04, 1769, and died 1817 in Sussex Co., DE. He married MARY HARRIS.

Notes for JOSEPH MARVEL: Will for Joseph Marvel: Joseph raided in the County of Sussex and State of Delaware. Joseph and Mary Marvel were parents of five children. The lands and a mill is bequeathed to the sons, Joseph Marvel, John Parker Marvel and Job Marvel. The daughters, Susanna Marvel and Lewpinkster Marvel are to divide the personal property and Mary, his wife, is named executrix.

Children of JOSEPH MARVEL and MARY HARRIS are:

i. JOSEPH10 MARVEL.
ii. JOHN PARKER MARVEL.
iii. JOB MARVEL.
iv. SUSANNA MARVEL.
v. LEWPINKSTER MARVEL.

25. ELISHA9 MARVEL,SR.(THOMAS8, THOMAS M.7, JOHN6MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL, JOHN4,JOHN3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)was born October 28, 1771 in Sussex, Delaware, and died March 26, 1846 in Posey Co., Indiana. He married ORPHA ROGERS Abt. 1792 in Sussex, DE, daughter of JOHN ROGERS and COMFORT PRETTYMAN. She was born December 22, 1775, and died 1879.

Notes for ELISHA MARVEL,SR.:

Elisha Marvel, Sr., born in Sussex County, Delaware, son of Thomas Marvel and Susannah Rodney, and his wife, Orpha Rogers, daughter of John Rogers and Comfort Prettyman and other members of the Marvel family of Delaware, one being Elisha Marvel, Sr., cousin Prettyman Marvel, who was also Elisha's brother-in-law, their wives were sisters, left Delaware for Georgia about 1796 and 1798. It was about this time that people were excited about Eli Whitney's invention, the cotton gin. The glow of cotton anamored the farmers. They saw through it a sure and immediate wealth. The unsurpassable climate of Georgia, and the adaptability of her soil to the cotton plant was every where known.

This little band of Marvels set out for Georgia, traveling through Maryland, Virginia, and the Carolinas into Green County, Georgia. They hoped to be lucky and receive land through the lottery, but they did not.Eventually, Prettyman purchased land from his brother-in-law, James Knowles. There is no record of Elisha owning land in Georgia. Prettyman bought his land in about 1805. It wasn't long before they all realized that they had made a poor exchange of countries. Delaware was a fertile plain with few hills, while Georgia seemed to be all hills, and in two or three years of cultivation the soil seemed to be exhausted. They were all feeling the effects of the climate,they had had enough of Georgia.

They packed up and headed for Indiana. Elisha, Sr. had already left and made his way as far as Kentucky where he and his family settled for two years in Livingston County. In 1811 he moved his family to Gibson County, Indiana, where the rest of the Marvels were settled by this time. Elisha located on what is known as the Samuel Redman place. He and his eldest son, Painter, owned land together in Johnson Township, Gibson County, Indiana. Elisha Sr. and Orpha, his wife, remained there until their death. At his death he willed every thing he owned to his beloved wife, Orpha. Sometime after his death his grandson-in-law sued Orpha for what he claimed to be his father-in-law, Painter Marvel's land. A record of that suit can be found in the courthouse at Princeton, Indiana.

Orpha left no will, there is not a probate for her either. No one has a record of her death date. Some say she died at the age of 104 in 1879. Others say she died in 1864. The last date seems to be closer to correct, as there is a note sent to Elisha, Jr., telling him to come at once if he wanted to see his mother alive, and to tell his brothers. All of his brothers were dead by 1879. In fact, Elisha, Jr., died August 14, 1879.

Elisha, Jr., first married Polly Hawkins and they had two daughters. This marriage ended in divorce, a record of this can be found at Princeton, Indiana. He then married Pheobe Duncan, widow of Azariah Brothers, she had three known children by him.

Elisha, Jr., and Pheobe lived in Gibson, Indiana until about 1853. There are tax records on land that they owned in Gibson County, Indiana for years 1847, 1851, and 1852.

In 1853, Elisha, Jr., purchased 40 acres of land in Richland County, from Henry Kerlee and wife Rachael. Elisha, Jr., eventually owned 119 acres. There are tax receipts for the years 1861, 1875, and 1881. These were found in an old trunk that he kept his receipts in. This land was all located in Noble Twp., north of Noble, Illinois. This is where he and Pheobe lived in the log cabin that Jessie Marvel played in. Of course, that was long after the deaths of Elisha, Jr., and Pheobe.

Pheobe Duncan, wife of Elisha Marvel, Jr., was the daughter of Thomas Duncan and Lydia. Pheobe was born in South Carolina. She came to Posey County, Indiana then to Gibson County. Her mother, Lydia, lived about 5 miles west of Haubstadt, Indiana. Her father, Thomas Duncan, died in 1818 in Posey Co., Indiana. Her mother then moved to Gibson Co., Indiana. She was quite a noted mid-wife for the neighborhood and was frequently called to minister to the afflicted for miles around. She was an excellant horse woman, and made her trips on a fleet and powerful stable horse, and while on her missions of mercy to the sick whether it be night or day, carroed a loaded pistol.

Elisha, Jr. and Pheobe remained on their farm north of Noble, Illinois, until their death. They are buried on the family farm in the family cemetery. The farm was sole to Austin Desch when Theodore Marvel left his home to live with his daughters. The cemetery was not taken car of, the fence that protected it was knocked down by the present owners livestock. In order to preserve the memory of the Marvel family that was buried there, the stones were moved to North Freedom Cemetery.

A will has been located for Painter Marvel, the oldest son of Elisha Marvel, Sr., and Orpha. The will states the date of death of Orpha Marvel. Painter had left a provision for his mother to have given to her a certain amount of money until her death. This was the final settlement made by his executor, his son, Thomas Marvel

Source: This information was written by Judith C. Bandy and furnished to the Marvel family by Bettie Wheat of Fairfield, Illinois.

Another account states:

Elisha Marvel is the direct ancestor of the line of Marvels being traced in this history. He is the great grandson of the emigrant, John Marvel. He is the grandson of Thomas Marvel and the son of Thomas Marvel, Jr.

Elisha Marvel was born October 28, 1771 in Sussex County, Delaware. He married Orpha, daughter of John and Comfort (Prettyman) Rogers. In 1793, the invention of the cotton gin started an industrial revolution in farming. Many families decided to leave Delaware and make their fortune raising cotton in Georgia. In 1796, Elisha and family loaded their belongings in a covered wagon and with several other families started south, for Greene County, Georgia.

Elisha Marvel took up land in the Georgia Land Lottery. The records reads as follows: 1805 Lottery: Elisha marvel #864 of Greene County, Georgia - drew B_B 2 blanks.

Elisha's cousin, Prettyman Marvel also took up land in the Georgia Land Lottery. Drawing #863 B_B 2 blanks. Elisha and Prettyman, it was said, were great friends.

The first few years were spent clearing the land, building homes and raising cotton. However, the soil was not so fertile as their native Delaware and, after a few years, their crop was a near failure. Elisha and Orphadisposed of their holdings in Georgia and in the spring of 1809 moved again by covered wagon to Livingston County, Kentucky. Tax records show Elisha was taxed in 1809 for two horses.

In 1811, Elisha and Orpha again loaded everything into the old travel-weary covered wagon and crossed the Ohio River into Gibson County, Indiana, five years before Indiana became a state.

Elisha Marvel and Orpha (Rogers) Marvel were the parents of twelve children: Paynter (1793). Comfort (1795), Lavina (1798), Elisha, Jr. (1801), George (1803), Polly (1806), William (1808 - he died in youth), Orpha (1811), Thomas (1814), Ceny (1816), John Rogers (1819) and Unice (1823).

More About ELISHA MARVEL,SR.: June 28, 1772, Baptized: Lewes and Coolspring Presbyterian Church

 

Children of ELISHA MARVEL and ORPHA ROGERS are:

45. i. PAINTER10 MARVEL, b. Oct 20, 1793, DE; d. Jan 18, 1864, Posey Co., IN.
ii. COMFORT MARVEL, b. Oct 08, 1795; m. M. MCDOWELL.
iii. LAVINA MARVEL, b. Feb 18, 1798, Gibson Co, IN; m. JOHN ROCKETT, July 22, 1840.
46. iv. ELISHA MARVEL,JR., b. Feb 07, 1795; d. Aug 14, 1879.
47. v. GEORGE MARVEL, b. Oct 02, 1803, Green Co, GA; d. Feb 04, 1876, Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL.
vi. POLLY MARVEL, b. Apr 06, 1806, Gibson Co, IN; m. (1) GARVIS MEAD; m. (2) JAMES SCOTT, Dec 28, 1826.
vii. WILLIAM MARVEL, b. October 22, 1808; died at a young age.
viii. ORPHA MARVEL, b. May 13, 1811, Gibson Co, IN; m. BENJAMIN ALCORN,JR., Jan 29, 1827.
48. ix. THOMAS MARVEL, b. March 20, 1814; d. May 23, 1872.
x. SENA MARVEL, b. 1816; m. JOHN MARTIN, August 20, 1840.
xi. JOHN ROGERS MARVEL, b. July 08, 1819; d. January 18, 1851.
xii. UNICE MARVEL, b. March 02, 1823.

26. ELI9 MARVEL(THOMAS8, THOMAS M.7, JOHN6MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL, JOHN4,JOHN3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born October 25, 1773 in Sussex County, Delaware, and died October 23, 1833 in Livingston County, Kentucky. He married LEAH ROGERS Abt. 1786, daughter of JOHN ROGERS and COMFORT PRETTYMAN. She was born July 29, 1763 in Sussex Co., DE, and died September 24, 1834 in Livingston County, Kentucky.

Notes for ELI MARVEL:

This Eli Marvel being traced in the great grandson of the John Marvell/Marvel (1632) who came from England. He is the grandson of Thomas Marvel (1682-1757) who married Elizabeth Huggins. He is the son of Thomas Marvel, Jr. (1732-1801) who married Susanna (Suzanne) Rodney, daughter of William and Mary Rodney. Eli is the father of John R. Marvel who married Sally Ann Lisenbee. They settled in Livingston County, Kentucky about 1821. Eli is the great grandfather of the writer Oyjdal Shewmaker Marvel, Isakson, who was born 1913 in Crittenden County, Kentucky, married Walter Raymond Isakson of Hobart, Indiana and has resided in Lake County since April 1932.

The father of Eli Marvel, Thomas Marvel, Jr., married two times. It is thought he is the father of eleven children. Nine are mentioned in his Will dated December 15, 1807. Elizabeth and Isaac are mentioned in another record according to a Marvel record by Daisy Marvel Jones in the Indianapolis Indiana State Library. The following children are mention in the Will: Elisha, born 08 October, 1771, Joseph, Robert, Obediah, Stephen, Parker, Eli, born 25 October, 1773 and Patience.

Eli Marvel was born 25 October, 1773. There is no proof as to where he was born, but have reasons to believe it was Delaware. His birth is recorded in the MARVEL Family Bible in the possession of Stacy Marvel Asbridge, Marion, Kentucky, Crittenden County as of 1970. There are xerox copies of the Bible pages. Eli Marvel married Leah Rogers, daughter of John Rogers and Comfort Prettyman Rogers. So far there is no record found of the marriage. Leah is ten years older than Eli. The 1800 Census of Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, has one female age 26-46. The 1830 Census of Livingston County, Kentucky has one female 60/70. From these two sources, it proves the Bible record of Leah's age to be correct.

Leah Rogers is the daughter of John Rogers and Comfort Prettyman Rogers of Sussex County, Delaware, and the granddaughter of Daniel and Hanna Wise Rogers. John and Comfort Rogers' children are: George, John, Ann, Comfort, Fachell Polla, Lavina, Patience, Unesal Leah and Orpha.

Eli Marvel died October 23, 1830, in Livingston County, Kentucky. His Will is dated October 21, 1830, a copy of which is documented. In this will he bequeaths to Leah, his beloved wife, all his land, chattels ofevery description and money to her use during her natural life, except such property that he willed to two of his grandchildren. After Leah's death all is to be sole and equally divided among his several children.

Leah Rogers Marvel died the 24 September, 1834 in Livingston County, Kentucky. It is believed both Eli and Leah were buried in the Crooked Creek Cemetery, located in Crittenden County, north of Marion. There is no proof.

In the Livingston County Settlement Book, page 119 and 120, is a record of the estate sale of Eli and Leah Marvel. The total amount of the income from the sale was $556-383/L.

John R. Marvel, the son of Eli and Leah, pays $160.00 for 94 acres of land. J.H. Peekings pays $206.00 for the Old tract of land. (Records should be checked someday to see if this was 114 acres). The executor, John Hughes, signs the deed for the land that John R. Marvel purchased at this sale. This record if found in Livingston County, Deed Book ID, page 427-428.

Another record in an old Livingston County, Kentucky Court Order Book or Plat Book on page 314, dated November 13, 1816 states: Surveyed for Eli Marvel, assignee of Agnes McClain, 94 acres of land by virture of an original certificate granted Agnes McClain by the Livingston County Court on November 3, 1802. It is assigned to said Marvel (l). Beginning at a Beach Oak in a line of a survey made for Gallon going thence...Signed by Danscy Jarrale, John Moore and Levi or Eli Marvel, director. This 94 acres probably is the 94 acres John R. Marvel purchased, see above paragraphs of the 1819-1854 Plat Book.

February 26, 1821

Surveyed for Eli Marvel

One hundred acres of land in Livingston County on Crooked Creek Registered Warrent #5451. Beginning at a Dogwood and Hickory. William Dickey line running with it N. 50 E. 170 poles to a poplar under a clift of rocks, corner of said.....Dickey N 43 E. 46 poles croping Crooked Creek to a Beech on the bank of said creek to Garland going N. 29 E. poles to a poplar and two white oaks on the side of a hill N 65 W 80 poles to three Black S 80 W 70 poles to two White Oaks and Hickory thence to the beginning John Swansey and John Marvel. H.K. attested in field notes February 24, 1821.

John Swansey CC

John Marvel Sworn

Eli Marvel Markert>

Three of the Rogers sisters married Marvels. Leah marrying Eli, her sister Orpha Rogers married Eli's brother, Elisha Marvel. Lavina Rogers married a cousin of Eli's, Prettyman Marvel, the son of David and SarahPrettyman Marvel.

In the Marvel history by Ella Yeakel is states that Prettyman Marvel, and his wife Lavina Rogers Marvel moved by boat to Green County, Georgia in 1798. In 1796, Prettyman's sister, Prudence Marvel and her husband, James Knowles had moved to Green County, Georgia. Prettyman Marvel purchased 211.25 acres of land in Georgia in the year of 1805. They did not like the climate so in 1808 they moved to Livingston County, Kentucky, where their daughter Elizabeth was born. In the fall of 1809 they crossed the Ohio River and built a log cabin in the vicinity of "Old Fort Branch". They eventually moved to a locality near the present site of Owensville, Indiana where they lived many years. In the 1820 Indiana Census #242 Gibson County show a "Pirtyman Marvel"

About 1807 Eli's brother, Elisha and his wife Orpha Rogers Marvel also migrated to Green County, Georgia. In a Land Lottery Book by Greenwood is found Elisha Marvel and Prettyman Marvel, had participated in a land lottery drawing in Georgia. Federal population census schedules for Georgia prior to 1820 are missing. The 1805 Land Lottery lists are a substitute for the 1802 Georgia Census. Six land lotteries were held in Georgia between 1805 and 1832. The 1805 list is unique in that names of all registrants have been preserved, not just the names of the fortunate drawers. A person entitled to draw must be free, (people were bound out in those days for their passage over here and other reasons) white, and over twenty-one years of age, have one year of residence in Georgia and be a U.S. Citizen. They were entitled to two draws if married with a wife or child and had resided in Georgia one year. Elisha Marvel was #864, of Green County and drew BB (two blanks).

The first records I find of Eli Marvel in Livingston County, Kentucky are the 3.809 tax list. Eli and his brother Elisha are both on the tax list. Eli, is free, white, over twenty-one and is taxed for one horse. Eli is 36 years old at this time and has a son John R., about twelve. Elisha Marvel is taxed for two horses on the 1809 list.

At this time, the Territory of Indiana was a wilderness. There were no mills, and bread was made from cornmeal beaten by a pestle in a wooden mortar, made by burning a hole in the end of a log. Indian massacres were a frequent occurrence before and during the War of 1812. Settlers were often forced to flee to the stockade for safety. Later the Indians were subdued and caused no further trouble to the settlers. The pioneers cleared more land each year and raised abundant crops. The young men of the family kept the larder supplied with wild game. They built cabins and were enjoying comfortable living.

This description helps one to understand some of the basic principles of the Marvel family life. They were devout people, so a church was built as soon as possible. Education was limited in pioneer days, but they did their best to provide the rudiments of learning for their children.

These pioneer days of a day long past were sturdy, brave, self-reliant people. For them the "Promised Land" lay beyond the last frontier. Nature had flung relentless barriers in their way, but they continued to press forward. Their caravans passed through dense forests and across trackless prairies, often facing the menace of floods, of savage beasts and of unfriendly red men. Overcoming all obstacles by their great industry, theycarved for themselves homes in the middle west, and left to all of us, their descendants, a goodly heritage, free from the dangers and difficulties which beset our forefathers.

In the year of 1819 (ten years later) Eli is again on the Livingston County, Kentucky tax list. He is taxed for 208 acres of third rate land, in two pieces. That would be the 94 acres mentioned before on page 314, in the Old Order Book dated November 23, 1816 and the 114 acres. This land is bounded by Crooked Creek. Eli has five horses and a total valuation of 626. On the 1820 tax list it states Eli has 208 acres and it is patented in his name,total value 566. In the 1821 tax list he has 300 acres bounded by Crooked Creek, three horses and a total value of 700.

In 1821, Eli's son John R. Marvel first appears on the Livingston County tax list. He is taxed for three horses, a total value of 150. John R. Marvel was born February 13, 1797. He would have been 24 years old andthe father of two children. Orpha born 1820 and Plary (Poll) born 1821.

In 1822, page 21, on the tax list John R. Marvel is taxed for fifty acres of land (50-10) also appeared on the tax list. No meaning. He had 2 horses, a total value of 175. Eli still has the 300 acres.

In 1823, page 27, John R. Marvel is listed as having 100 acres of land bounded by Crooked Creek and 50 acres of land that also had another name that looked like Lucy Ann. John R. Marvel had 3 horses and a total value of 300.

In 1823, Eli Marvel is back to 208 acres. In 1824, it is 200 acres. In 1827 Eli taxed for 300 acres of land in three patents all bounded by Crooked Creek. He has 4 horses and a total value of 1,300.

In 1828, John R. Marvel is not taxed for land. He is taxed for one poll and two horses. In 1829, #603, John R. Marvel still has no land on the tax list. In 1830 he has 200 acres in Livingston County bounded by Crooked Creek. It is surveyed in the name of J. E. W., patented in Eli Marvel's name. It also lists him as having 3 children. Actually John R. Marvel has 5 children at this time. His total value is 200. The children at this time would be Orpha born 1820, Polly born 1821, Eli born 1823, George R. and Josephine born 1830.

In 1830, on page 31, Eli Marvel has 200 acres on Crooked Creek, patented in his name. 3 horses, value 300, no children. According to the Bible Eli dies on October 23, 1830 at the age of 57. On September 21, 1836 page 119 in an old book in the Livingston County Court House is a record of an estate settlement.

In the 1800 census of Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, Eli Marvel's is listed as having: 1 male under 10 (this would be John R. Marvel born 13 February, 1779, 3 yrs old) two male 25/45 (Eli born 25 October, 1773 would be 26) one female under 10 years, one female 26/45 (Leah born 29 July, 1763, would be 36 years old).

The daughters of Eli have not been able to be traced. I found a marriage record in Livingston County, Kentucky of a Sarah Marvel that marries Jewel Morgan February 19, 1821. Joseph Hughes attest and William Price. This could be a daughter of Eli. I suspect another daughter married a Jarrale, but have no proof. In 1816 on the land recorded for the 94 acres of land Eli Marvel has, I found that Dansey Jarrale is one of the signers. At Eli's estate sale A. M. Jarrel purchased tea cup and saucers [at] 373-1, 1 flesh fork 183/4, one heifer 8.121.S. Jarrel purchased 1 spur and 1 cury comb for .25.

Eli Marvel had willed his granddaughter Arphy (Orpha) Marvel one bed and furniture, one cow and calf. On September 24, 1834, Leah, the wife of Eli passes away. On page 222 of the court order book we find this: John R. Marvel on October 6, 1834 is appointed guardian of Arpha (Orpha) Marvel, yet Charles Lizenby as surety established. Arphy was 14 years of age at this time. Because she was not twenty-one years old, he had himself appointed guarding. Arphi/Orpha and Charles Lizenby were married 17 July, 1837. Could it be that the Charles Lizenby that established surety, be the father of Charles that married Orpha. Or could Charles be a father or brother of Sally Ann Lizenby that married John R. Marvel.

Monday, May 4, 1835, we find a road order that Samuel Nunn, Ira Nunn and John Marvel work on a road from James Shoemalc (extending to the Tradeliater river, etc. John Marvel was the surveyor on some of the road orders.

October 4, 1830 in the court order book, John R. Marvel has paid out $25.00 for burying W. Bremfield, boarding and nursing him. Benny Bremfield two years old apprentice. Who can this be?

January 5, 1842, Crittenden County - Book A, page 27 is a deed from John R. Marvel to Lewis Nelson for 40 acres on the Crooked Creek being a part of 200 acres surveyed.....etc., signed A.M. Jarrel.

May ? Sally Jarrel makes her Will and does not mention a husband.

Source: Compiled by Oyidal Marvel Isakson

More About ELI MARVEL: October 21, 1830, Made Will

Notes for LEAH ROGERS:

John Rogers, was probably born in Sussux County, Delaware in 1738. Records state, he was a near relative of Daniel Rogers, governor of Delaware, but does not give the name of his parents. It is presumed theymigrated from virginia to Delaware. John Rogers married Comfort Prettyman in 1759 and settled near Georgetown, Delaware on land owned by her father, Thomas Prettyman, Jr. The will of John Rogers, written October 6, 1794 and probated October 25 of that year in Sussex County, Delaware, names the following children: George, John, Leah, Patience, and Unice Rogers, Ann Jones, Comfort Fisher, Rachael Warren, Polla Bivans, Lavina Marvel and Orpha Marvel. It was the custom to name the male members of the family first in a will and names of the other children did not necessarily follow in chronological order. It is known that Lavina (Rogers) Marvel was born in 1765. John Rogers in 1773 and Orpha(Rogers) Marvel in 1775. The will of Comfort (Prettyman) Rogers was written January 28, 1797 and probated March 1st of that year ini Sussex County, Delaware.

Another member of the Rogers family, Leah had married Eli Marvel, son of Thomas, Jr., and Susanna Rodney Marvel. Eli was born October 25, 1773, probably in Sussex County, Delaware and died in Livingston County, Kentucky October 23, 1830. Bible records give Leah (Rogers) Marvel's birthdate as July 29, 1763. She died in Livingston county, Kentucky October 21, 1830. Eli had several children: Names unknown other than John R. Marvel, born February 13, 1797 an died November 18, 1845 in Crittenden County, Kentucky. Crittenden County was created from part of Livingston County in 1842. John R. Marvel was married three times. The following are his children: Orpha, Mary, Eli, George R., Catherine (died in infancy), Josephus, John, Stephen, Ephraim Roger, Rebecca, Samuel Numm and Nancy E.

Children of ELI MARVEL and LEAH ROGERS are:

49. i. ELIZABETH10 MARVEL.
ii. JESSIE MARVEL.
50. iii. JOHN ROGERS MARVEL, b. February 13, 1797.
51. iv. SARAH LEAH MARVEL, d. Aft. 1869.
v. UNICEY MARVEL.
52. vi. ORPHA MARVEL, b. 1807, Georgia

27. THOMAS9 MARVEL(PHILLIP P.8, THOMAS M.7, JOHN6MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL, JOHN4,JOHN3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born March 08, 1761 in Sussex Co., DE, and died September 04, 1836. He married (1) PRISSA HARRIS October 18, 1784, daughter of ABRAHAM HARRIS. She died September 07, 1795 in Sussex Co., DE. He married (2) LEAH JONES January 11, 1796 in Sussex, DE, daughter of JACOB JONES. She was born March 30, 1772, and died June 20, 1808 in Sussex Co., DE. He married (3) ANDASIAH MCCALLEY August 20, 1808, daughter of ROBERT W. MCCALLEY. She was born April 05, 1774, and died July 25, 1854 in Sussex Co., DE.

Children of THOMAS MARVEL and PRISSA HARRIS are:

53. i. BENTON H.10 MARVEL, b. Sep 06, 1795, Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex, DE; d. July 05, 1863, Elkhart Co., IN.
ii. LEMUEL MARVEL, b. Sep 22, 1785; d. Aug 08, 1823; m. LOVEY JEFFERSON, Oct 09, 1808, Sussex, DE; b. Oct 02, 1791.
iii. ABRAM MARVEL, b. Sep 20, 1787; m. ZIPPORAH TINDEL, Oct 04, 1812.
iv. EDWARD MARVEL, b. Oct 07, 1789; m. MARY MORRIS, Sep 12, 1813, DE.
v. RHODA PEUSA MARVEL, b. Feb 24, 1791, Sussex Co., DE; d. Nov 17, 1795, Sussex Co., DE.
vi. STEPHEN MITCHELL MARVEL, b. Sep 17, 1793; d. Aug 17, 1813.

Children of THOMAS MARVEL and LEAH JONES are:

vii. JACOB10 MARVEL, b. Dec 10, 1796; d. Jan 29, 1797.
viii. PRISSA MARVEL, b. Oct 05, 1798; m. DAGWORTHY DERECKSON, Sep 09, 1819.
54. ix. AARON MARVEL, b. Aug 20, 1800, Sussex Co., DE; d. Sep 03, 1863.
x. NANCY MARVEL, b. Jul 07, 1804; d. Jan 22, 1836; m. DAVID BOYD, Mar 11, 1824, DE.
xi. ELIZA MARVEL, b. Feb 23, 1806; d. Jan 23, 1837.

28. RHODA9 MARVEL(PHILLIP P.8, THOMAS M.7, JOHN6MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL, JOHN4,JOHN3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)was born February 18, 1763 in Sussex Co., DE, and died 1804 in Sussex Co., DE.She married WILLIAM BUTCHER August 21, 1781 in Lewes and Coolspring PresbyterianChurch.

Children of RHODA MARVEL and WILLIAM BUTCHER are:

i. LEWIS10 BUTCHER.
ii. THOMAS BUTCHER.

29. AARON9 MARVEL(PHILLIP P.8, THOMAS M.7, JOHN6MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL, JOHN4,JOHN3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born October 12, 1768 in Lewes, Sussex Co., DE, and died April 18, 1836 in Lewes, Sussex Co., DE. He married LEVINA PRETTYMAN February 04, 1794 in Lewes, Sussex Co., DE (Presbyterian Church), daughter of GEORGE PRETTYMAN and MARTHA REED. She was born 1773.

Children of AARON MARVEL and LEVINA PRETTYMAN are:

i. GEORGE10 MARVEL, b. Abt. 1798, Lewes, Sussex Co., DE; m. ELIZABETH ROBERTSON, Sep 02, 1836, Lewes and Coolspring Presbyterian Church.
ii. PETER MARVEL MARVEL, b. July 22, 1798.
iii. PRETTYMAN MARVEL, b. July 22, 1798.
iv. PHILIP MARVEL, b. March 28, 1802.
v. AARON BURTON MARVEL, b. September 16, 1805, Lewes, Sussex Co., DE.
55. vi. NUTTER MARVEL, b. June 24, 1810.
vii. NANCY MARVEL, b. June 24, 1813; m. ROBERT PRETTYMAN, March 03, 1837, Lewes, Sussex Co., DE (Presbyterian Church).
viii. LEVINE EMELYNE MARVEL, b. Sep 15, 1816; m. JOHN WAPLES, May 14, 1840, Lewes, Sussex Co., DE (Presbyterian Church).

30. ADAM9 MARVEL(PHILLIP P.8, THOMAS M.7, JOHN6MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL, JOHN4,JOHN3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)was born July 19, 1772 in Sussex Co., DE, and died Abt. 1867 in Sussex Co., DE.He married (1) ELIZABETH HEATHER. He married (2) JANE THOMAS February 25, 1825in Sussex, DE. She was born Abt. 1801.

Children of ADAM MARVEL and ELIZABETH HEATHER are:

i. ELIZA10 MARVEL, d. Bef. 1868; m. HARRINGTON.
ii. PARMELIA MARVEL, b. Sussex Co., DE; d. Bef. 1898; m. LEVI JOHNSON.
iii. HENRY N. MARVEL, b. 1807, Sussex Co., DE; d. Milford, Kent Co., DE.
iv. ANN MARVEL, b. 1823, Sussex Co., DE; d. Bef. 1898; m. JAMES VINYARD; b. 1821.

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