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38. COMFORT10 MARVEL(PRETTYMAN9, DAVID8, THOMAS M.7,JOHN6 MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL,JOHN4, JOHN3, THOMAS2,JOHN1) was born April 04, 1799 in Green County, Georgia, and died October 21, 1865. She married JOHN BARR January 21, 1822 in Gibson Co., IN. He was born April 04, 1799 in Chester, South Carolina, and died May 13, 1882.

Notes for COMFORT MARVEL: Comfort (Marvel) Barr was the third child of Prettyman and Lavina (Rogers) Marvel

Comfort was named after her maternal grandmother, Comfort (Prettyman) Rogers. In 1824, John and Comfort Barr, accompanied by Prettyman, Jr. and Rebecca Marvel, left Indiana in search of a location less populated. They started toward Illinois, the women riding horseback, driving the cattle and sheep, while the men walked and drove the oxen hitched to the two-wheeled carts containing their possessions. There were very few trails to follow and no bridges. They had to forge all the streams but did ride a ferry across the Wabash River. On 1 January 1825 the little party crossed the Sangamon River and settled about fifteen miles north of Springfield, Illinois. Springfield, then, was a settlement of a few small shanties. The Barr family lived with the Prettyman Jr. family for a few months before building their cabin in Section 26, Atlanta Township, Logan county, Illinois. In February of 1826 the Barrs, now consisting of three, moved near to the present town of Waynesville. In the Valley, where these two families settled, runs the Kickapoo Creek. The Pottawatomie and Delaware Indians often mingled with the Kickapoo Indians and during the summer months, John Barr often went along on their hunting expeditions. Once, while John was working in his garden, a band of Indians passed by the house, and as a friendly gesture John tossed them each a freshly dug turnip. They ate the turnips unpeeled and unwashed, slicing them with their bloody hunting knives. In December of 1830, John had loaded his wagon with corn, intending to take it to the mill, near Springfield, to be ground into meal the next day. The weather made it impossible to leave the next morning and it continued to snow for the next twenty-one days. The snow practically buried them in their cabin and continued off and on for the remainder of the winter. The only time John left the cabin was to go out to secure fuel or for game for the family to eat. They lived on rye, hominy, potatoes and the wild game, which was plentiful. During this period of isolation, Comfort gave birth to a son. They named the son John, making him the fourth generation John Barr. During this siege a neighbor, J. J. McGraw, had exhausted his supply of corn to feed his family. They could get word to John Barr, telling him that they had no money either, but were willing to work by making rails for Mr. Barr when the snow melted. John said they could have all the corn they needed and pay for it the way they wanted. John Barr was heard to say, "A man was here the other day wanting corn and informed me he had plenty of money to pay any price I asked. I told him if he was so well prepared with means, he should buy corn elsewhere and I would keep mine for the needy." Mr. J.J. McGraw later became a judge and he was always fond of telling the story. He said he never mauled rails with more pleasure or gave a bigger count than he did for that sack of corn. John and Comfort Barr were, for years, the most influential members of the Mount Tabor Methodist Episcopal Church, which was located close to their home. But, during the Civil War, political difficulties arose among members of the church and Mount Zion Southern Methodist Church was organized. The Barrs were among the first to belong to the new church. In June 1854, John and Comfort Barr left the old home place in Logan county and bought 320 acres of land in Section 7, Barnett Township, DeWitt county, Illinois. This was about the time that Wiley Marvel and John Barr went to visit Prettyman Marvel, who lived with his son, John Roger Marvel, in Franklin county. Prettyman returned to DeWitt county with them and died at the home of his daughter, Comfort Barr, on 1 October 1856. In late 1860 the Barrs moved a half mile south of their former home and Comfort died there on 21 October 1865. She is buried in Union Cemetery, Waynesville, Illinois. The youngest daughter, Comfort (Barr) Garrett, then moved into the home to care for her father. John Barr had gone to Kansas to visit relatives in May 1882 and while visiting there he died on 13 May 1882. He is also buried in Union Cemetery, Waynesville, Illinois.

Note: 11822 Marriage -- Indiana Marriages Through 1850, Indiana Genealogy Library, this is the date the license was issued. Spouses names and children. (1)This family moved to Central Illinois.

(1)SOURCE: 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.

More About JOHN BARR: Burial: Union Cemetery, Waynesville, DeWitt Co., IL

Children of COMFORT MARVEL and JOHN BARR are:

i. LAVINA11 BARR, b. Dec 25, 1822, Gibson Co., IN.
ii. NANCY BARR, b. Mar 20, 1825, Springfield, Sangamon, IL.
iii. HAMILTON BARR, b. Dec 13, 1826, Atlanta Twp., Logan Co., IL.
iv. PRETTYMAN BARR, b. Mar 19, 1828, Logan Co., IL; d. 1895.
v. JOHN BARR, b. Jan 18, 1831, Atlanta Twp., Logan Co., IL.
vi. HIRAM BARR, b. Mar 19, 1833, Atlanta Twp., Logan Co., IL.
vii. ELIZABETH BARR, b. Aug 02, 1834, Atlanta Twp., Logan Co., IL.
viii. COMFORT BARR, b. Nov 27, 1836, Atlanta Twp., Logan Co., IL; d. Feb 25, 1923; m. JOSEPH BELL GARRETT, Sep 09, 1858; d. 1911.

39. PRETTYMAN10 MARVEL,JR.(PRETTYMAN9, DAVID8, THOMAS M.7,JOHN6 MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL,JOHN4, JOHN3, THOMAS2,JOHN1) was born May 08, 1801 in Green County, Georgia, and died July 23, 1842 in Waynesville, De Witt Co., IL. He married REBECCA BARR May 15, 1823 in Owensville, Gibson Co., IN. She was born April 21, 1806 in Chester Co., S.C., and died September 30, 1893 in Waynesville, De Witt Co., IL.

More About PRETTYMAN MARVEL,JR.: Burial: Union Cemetery

Children of PRETTYMAN MARVEL and REBECCA BARR are:

69. i. JOHN SHRADER11 MARVEL, b. Mar 14, 1824, Gibson Co., IN; d. Dec 10, 1861, Waynesville, IL.
70. ii. JAMES S. MARVEL, b. Oct 29, 1825, Springfield, Sangamon, IL; d. Feb 06, 1876, Waynesville, DeWitt Co., IL.
iii. INFANT MARVEL, b. Nov 04, 1827, Waynesville, DeWitt Co., IL; d. Nov 04, 1827, Waynesville, DeWitt Co., IL. Twin to Nancy
iv. NANCY MARVEL, b. Nov 04, 1827; d. May 17, 1913; m. WILLIAM TEAL, Dec 12, 1844, DeWitt Co., IL.
v. CYNTHIA MARVEL, b. Jan 29, 1830; d. Nov 08, 1893; m. MONTGOMERY WARRICK, May 15, 1848, DeWitt Co., IL. Twin to Lavina
vi. LAVINA MARVEL, b. Jan 29, 1830; m. ARCHER EVENS, May 15, 1848, DeWitt Co., IL. Twin to Cynthia. Married on same day as twin sister Cynthia.
vii. PRETTYMAN MARVEL III, b. March 31, 1832, Waynesville, DeWitt Co., IL; d. March 07, 1913; m. PERMELIA MALONE, 1853, DeWitt Co., IL.

Notes for PRETTYMAN MARVEL III:
Prettyman Marvel (1832-1913) was the seventh child of Prettyman, Jr., and Rebecca (Barr) Marvel. He was not known as Prettyman III, as his father died when he was only 10 years old.

Note: Prettyman Jr. and Rebecca (Barr)'s third and fourth children were twins, Nancy and an unnamed son who died at birth. The fifth and sixth children were twin girls.

Source: Prettyman Marvel Family (This is an excerpt from a genealogy published in 1968 by Rev. Edgar Cannon Prettyman).

viii. REBECCA MARVEL, b. Oct 10, 1834, Waynesville, DeWitt Co., IL; d. Oct 05, 1917; m. MARTIN OLES, Dec 28, 1854, DeWitt Co., IL.
71. ix. MARY ANN MARVEL, b. Jan 03, 1837; d. Aug 09, 1931.
72. x. WILEY MARVEL, b. Mar 19, 1839, Waynesville, De Witt Co., IL; d. Jul 02, 1906, Waynesville, De Witt Co., IL.
73. xi. GEORGE MARVEL, b. Aug 31, 1841; d. Feb 08, 1931.

40. JAMES WESLEY10 MARVEL(PRETTYMAN9, DAVID8, THOMAS M.7,JOHN6 MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL,JOHN4, JOHN3, THOMAS2,JOHN1) was born December 10, 1803 in Green County, Georgia, and died January 08, 1885. He married SUSAN COMFORT KNOWLES, daughter of DAVID KNOWLES and NANCY PIPER. She was born May 20, 1813, and died 1883.

Notes for JAMES WESLEY MARVEL:
Sources Type: Book
Author: Gil R. Stormont
Title: Samuel O. Marvel
Periodical: History of Gibson County, Indiana Her people, Industries and Institutions
Place: Indianapolis, Indiana
Publication: B. F. Bowen & Co., Inc.
Date: 1914
Page: pp 853-855
Repository: Fort Wayne

Notes for SUSAN COMFORT KNOWLES:
Source: Prettyman Marvel Family (This is an excerpt from a genealogy published in 1968 by Rev. Edgar Cannon Prettyman).

Children of JAMES MARVEL and SUSAN KNOWLES are:

i. WILEY (JAMES)11 MARVEL, b. 1831, KY; d. 1864.
ii. PRETTYMAN MARVEL, b. May 03, 1835, Gibson Co., IN; d. May 22, 1850, Waynesville, DeWitt Co., IL.

Notes for PRETTYMAN MARVEL: Published in the Evansville Journal in Cynthiana, IN on May 31, 1856:

"Our settlement has just learned the sad news of the suicide of one of her best citizens, under the following circumstances: His name is PRETTYMAN MARVEL; he had gone with a drove of cattle to Logan County, Illinois for the purpose of herding them during the summer and after taking his supper was well as ever apparently. The evening of May 22nd, he started to a friend's some two miles distant. At the same time giving orders for his cattle to be turned out next morning, which was done, and during the afternoon the cattle was observed to scatter, which aroused suspicion and search was made. He was soon found; where he got down and hitched his horse to the fence, and took off the halter and hung himself to the rider of the fence. The deceased was 23 or 24 years of age, of exceedingly steady morals. He had received a partial collegiate education at Greencastle, Indiana. The loss falls very heavy on his aged father, JAMES MARVEL, who resides on Black River, and is one of the most respectable and wealthy farmers in Gibson County. Greencastle papers please copy."

In some cases during this time period, suicide was also referred to as "self-murder".

iii. MATILDA EMALINE MARVEL, b. Sep 24, 1836, KY; d. Nov 16, 1908, Arno, MO; m. GEORGE WILLIAM FULLERTON, MD, Nov 08, 1856.
74. iv. WILLIAM KNOWLES MARVEL, b. Dec 18, 1839; d. March 09, 1914.
v. NANCY LAVINA MARVEL, b. 1840; m. DEL ELKINS.
75. vi. DAVID MARVEL, b. 1842, IN; d. 1917.
76. vii. ELIZA JANE MARVEL, b. 1844, Gibson County, IN; d. 1892.
viii. PERMELIA ELIZABETH MARVEL, b. 1847, IN; d. 1875; m. SAMUEL WILKINS.
77. ix. SAMUEL ORR MARVEL, b. Sep 23, 1849, Montgomery Twp., Gibson Co., IN; d. Nov 14, 1932.
x. JAMES LAUGHLIN MARVEL, b. July 29, 1852, Gibson Co., IN; d. 1880; m. FLORENCE WILSON.
xi. JOHN DOSS MARVEL, b. July 03, 1855, Gibson Co., IN.

41. WILEY10 MARVEL(PRETTYMAN9, DAVID8, THOMAS M.7,JOHN6 MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL,JOHN4, JOHN3, THOMAS2,JOHN1) was born April 04, 1806 in Green County, Georgia, and died July 27, 1883 in Midland City, De Witt Co., Illinois. He married (2) CHARITY FUGAT CLARK March 30, 1826, daughter of BRAXTON CLARK and ELIZABETH FUGAT. She was born January 23, 1807 in Western North Carolina, and died January 01, 1868 in Midland City, De Witt Co., Illinois. He married (3) SARILDE MARTINAbt. 1871.

Notes for WILEY MARVEL: After the marriage of Wiley Marvel and Charity Clark, they lived in Indiana where their children were all born. Three children died in early childhood and, seven attained to man and womanhood.

In 1852, Wiley and Charity (Clark) Marvel moved to Dewitt Co., IL with their family accompanying them. Living in Illinois at that time were John and Comfort (Marvel) Barr and Prettyman and Rebecca (Barr) Marvel with their families. They were among the very early pioneers of that country. Uncle Prettyman, son of Prettyman Marvel, Sr., having died several years before our arrival there.

My Grandfather, Prettyman Marvel, now near ninety years of age, after the death of Grandmother, who was also near ninety, moved to Benton County, Illinois, to live with his youngest son, George Rogers Marvel. He was very desirous to see his children, Wiley and Comfort (Marvel) Barr, so they rigged up a large family carriage that Father had brought from Indiana the spring of 1852, and in the early fall of 1855 my father and Uncle John Barr started on their journey toward the southern part of Illinois to bring "Grandpap" to our home.

You can hardly imageine the joyful and expectant feeling that we children had for three or four days. One of us would keep a constant lookout for miles and miles across the broad and level plain toward where the city of Lincoln now stands.

One day one of us shouted, "Oh I see something coming this way!" And it wasn't long until we all began to clap our hands and shout, "Oh! It's them! It's them!" We could hardly wait until they got close enough so we could run and meet them. Our first question was, "Where is Grandpap? I want to see Grandpap." The team stopped and Grandpap raised up from his bed with joy and gladness beaming over his tired old face, realizing that the long journey was over. Most of his talk was about southern Illinois, where he had been making his home for some time, and their trip on the road.

At that time, like most everyone else, we had but very little house room, and according to arrangements Grandpap was to be with us over the winter. We had but two rooms; one big room with a "lean-to" for a kitchen, having a bed in one end. We had two beds in the big room with trundle beds under each of them. Mother told some of the larger boys they would have to sleep in the bed in the kitchen because Grandpap would have to sleep in the bed where it could be kept warm. Mother arranged the bed for him and said, "You may go to bed anytime you wish." But he had the trundle beds underneath the other beds and said, "Charity won't you let George sleep with me? He will keep me warm." So it was arranged that way.

Nothing would have pleased me better. From that time on he looked to me for every little favor, such as getting his clothes ready for him, his cap, "specks", walking stock, drink of water and so on.

Grandpap and I continued sleeping together the trundle bed for about eight months, so you see I was with him most of the time. It seemed to be a great pleasure for him to talk of his "Early Boyhood Days". Especially of the trials, incidents, and hardships they had to endure during the long seven years of the Revolutionary War. He was hardly in his teens and the only one the family could look for protection and help against hungry Indian raids, Tories and many other dangers connected with war times.

One thing he told me several different times was that during the long war, mad dogs became numerous. Wolves were also going mad. As every family had dogs, things became alarming. He said they had one very large family watch dog that was always on the lookout for any approaching danger. They could tell by his manner and barking, when they saw him coming, the kind of danger approaching. He would stand guard against everything else but a mad dog. Grandpap said, it seemed that he could smell them long before they came into sight, and the alarm he gave for them to shut the stock up and get to safety.

He told of seeing General Washington and his men marching past, and of the privations and suffering of the Continential Army. I think he talked mostly on subjects he thought most boys of my size. He was a great lover of fish. He said he liked everything that had fish taste or smell, such as turtles, eels or oysters.

I remember one evening we boys caught a very large snapping turtle. We brought it to the house. I ran in and said, "Oh grandpap, come see our turtle." He said, "Why they are good to eat, good as any fish." He told me how to dress it, but it did not look good to me. I ran into the house to ask mother about it. She said she would not cook it. I said, "But mother, Grandpap says it's good as fish and he likes fish so well." "Well, we'll try to get him some fish." said mother. So next morning they started me off on the "fish hunt." They told me to go to Schrader Marvel's. I went there and was successful in getting fish.Grandfather stayed with us until the next May. He was then taken to John and Comfort (Marvel) Barr's, about two miles south of Waynesville, Illinois. There he died the following October 1, 1855, at age 93 years. He was a life longMethodist. His home was open to the ministers for religious worship. From all I know, all the impressions I have of his life, he was a true patriot and a firm believer in the constitutional form of Government.

I believe that all his descendants, will say that by, and through him, we have a freedom loving principle implanted in us, that we will not for one moment surrender our sacred and God given rights to any King orprotentate. Not even to Rome, Rum and Ruin. If we cannot all be Klans, let us all, who are in any way connected with the good and grand old name "Marvel" be truly clannism and ever perpetuate and keep alive theassociation and annual reunion of the "Marvel Family."

We remain loving yours,
George W. and Nancy J. Marvel

Some source information by: Christopher Marvel

Notes for CHARITY FUGAT CLARK:

The Clarks were of very early pioneer stock. They were French Huguenots. Protestants driven from France by the Catholics about the year 1615. They came to America and settled in South Carolina. In 1808 they emigrated to Indiana and settled in Gibson County.

The country through which they traveled was a wilderness and they were beset with many dangers from Indians and wild beasts. The children were carried all the way between beds lashed on a pack horse, while the older ones walked and drove their cows. They had lived on such food as they could obtain from the forest.

Scarcely had they become settled, a small patch cleared and a cabin built, when Grandfather Clark took sick with a fever and died. The two older boys, one of whom took sick with a fever and was down a long time and the other one killed by a falling tree, left Grandmother Clark alone with the smaller children to fight the battle of life.

During one of the Indian raids, just before the battle of Tippecanoe, while she was weaving a piece of cloth to make clothing for the children, a neighbor rushed in and said, "Indians are coming!" Grandma said she did not want the redskins to get her cloth and to cut it would ruin it, so she declared she would stay and finish it. The neighbor said if she would stay, she was going to remain there also. So they took turns at the loom and watching for the Indians until the cloth was finished. She however sent her children to the nearest stockade. One of those children was Charity (Clark) Marvel, born January 23, 1807.

No further information is available about this story.

We remain loving yours,


George W. and Nancy J. Marvel

Child of WILEY MARVEL is:

78. i. GEORGE WASHINGTON11 MARVEL, b. November 20, 1844, IN; d. 1938.

Children of WILEY MARVEL and CHARITY CLARK are:

79. ii. JAMES KNOWLES11 MARVEL, b. Mar 29, 1827, Gibson Co., IN; d. Oct 04, 1890, Waynesville, Dewitt Co., IL.
80. iii. MARY MARVEL, b. February 09, 1828; d. 1898.
iv. LEVINA MARVEL, b. 1832; d. 1833.
v. ELIZABETH MARVEL, b. 1834; d. 1834.
81. vi. PRETTYMAN MARVEL, b. Dec 27, 1835, Gibson Co, In; d. July 10, 1911, Baldwin, KS.
vii. JOSEPH WILEY MARVEL, b. July 30, 1838; d. 1909.
82. viii. JOHN WESLEY MARVEL, b. February 21, 1841; d. 1865.
83. ix. BRAXTON MARVEL, b. October 01, 1847, Gibson Co., IN; d. Jan 22, 1942.
x. WILLIAM HENRY MARVEL, b. 1851; d. 1851.

Child of WILEY MARVEL and SARILDE MARTIN is:

84. xi. PHILIP NEWTON11 MARVEL, b. 1872; d. 1929.

42. NANCY10 MARVEL(PRETTYMAN9, DAVID8, THOMAS M.7,JOHN6 MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL,JOHN4, JOHN3, THOMAS2,JOHN1) was born Abt. 1807 in Greene Co., GA. She married NATHANIEL MAHLON STONE April 02, 1829 in Posey Co.,IN.

Children of NANCY MARVEL and NATHANIEL STONE are:

i. JAMES11 STONE.
ii. JOHN STONE.
iii. EDWARD STONE.

43. ELIZABETH10 MARVEL(PRETTYMAN9, DAVID8, THOMAS M.7,JOHN6 MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL,JOHN4, JOHN3, THOMAS2,JOHN1) was born 1809 in Rockcastle Co., Ky, and died September 11, 1849 in Polk Twp., Jefferson Co., Iowa. She married EDMUND BROWNING MCREYNOLDS March 03, 1836 in Gibson Co., IN, son of EDWARD MCREYNOLDS and SARAH ANDERSON. He was born April 12, 1816 in Sumner County, Tennessee, and died 1867.

Children of ELIZABETH MARVEL and EDMUND MCREYNOLDS are:

i. NANCY11 MCREYNOLDS, b. 1836; d. Infant.
ii. HENRY MCREYNOLDS, b. 1837, GIBSON, INDIANA.
iii. SALLY MCREYNOLDS, b. July 12, 1838, Gibson, IN; m. JACOB BLACK.
iv. NANCY MCREYNOLDS, b. 1840, GIBSON, INDIANA.
v. GEORGE W. MCREYNOLDS1, b. Dec 20, 1841, GIBSON, IN
vi. LAVINA J. MCREYNOLDS1, b. Nov 27, 1844, Polk Twp., Jeffer.,IA; m. (1) FRANK MOORE; m. (2) FRANK MOORE1.
vii. LEWIS C. MCREYNOLDS, b. Feb 16, 1849, Polk Twp., Jeffer., IA; m. MARY NANCY WILLIAMS.

44. GEORGE ROGERS10MARVEL (PRETTYMAN9, DAVID8, THOMAS M.7, JOHN6 MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL, JOHN4, JOHN3, THOMAS2,JOHN1) was born March 08, 1815 in Gibson Co., Indiana, and died February 16, 1889 in Franklin County, Illinois. He married SARAH H. MCREYNOLDS August 13, 1834 in Gibson Co., Indiana, daughter of EDWARD MCREYNOLDS and SARAH ANDERSON. She was born April 27, 1820 in Allen County, KY or Wilson Co., TN, and died July 29, 1901 in Franklin County, Illinois or Gibson Co., IN.

Notes for GEORGE ROGERS MARVEL:

George Rogers Marvel was born March 8, 1815 in Gibson County, Indiana. He was the only one of the children born in Indiana and was named for his uncle (mother's brother) George Rogers. At a very early age, he learned the responsibilities of farm life. His older brothers had married and one by one started building their homes and clearing their land. When he was eleven years old he was the only son left at home to help his father.

On August 13, 1834, George Rogers Marvel and Sarah H. McReynolds, daughter of Edward and Sarah (Anderson) McReynolds were united in marriage. Sarah's brother, Edmund McReynolds married George Rogers' sister, Elizabeth.

The George Rogers Marvel family had remained at the family homestead in Gibson County until 1849, when he bought a farm in Posey County, Indiana. By now his father, Prettyman, was 86 years old and his mother was 84. When he moved to his new home he took his parents with him and built a small, comfortable house for them. Lavina died the following year and they took Prettyman into the main house to live.

In 1851, George R. Marvel bought "Fancy Farm", an expance of between five and six hundred acres in Franklin County, Illinois. This was near Cave Township, about sixteen miles from Benton, the county seat. In the fall of 1855, Prettyman Marvel went to Dewitt County to visit with his son, Wiley Marvel, and daughter, Comfort (Marvel) Barr. While with them he died in 1856.

At the beginning of the Civil War, George R. Marvel, enlisted in the infantry as a Veterinary Surgeon under General John A. Logan. He was a close friend of the General and through his influence, George R. wascommissioned a Colonel to raise one thousand men. He enlisted thirteen thousand men, organized the 13th Illinois Cavalry, which he led to the Shiloh, Corinth, Oxford, Holly Springs, Champion Hill, Black River, Raymond, Vicksburg and was in many skirmishes. He became so disabled by rheumatism that he had to be helped on and off his horse. Because of this and his deafness, he resigned as Colonel before the close of the war. Four of his sons and two of his sons-in-law were with him in the army.

The Marvels were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church and he served as a stewart for over twenty years. True to the Marvel tradition, he was a lover of fine horses and usually had some very fine specimens to exhibit at the County Fairs.

Source: C. R. and Jimmie Howard; P. O. Box 1043, Canyon, TX 79015

Source: McReynolds, a Noble Clan by William Howard McReynolds

More About GEORGE ROGERS MARVEL:
Burial: Liberty Methodist Cemetery, Franklin County, Illinois
Military: 13th Illinois Cavalry/Fought in Civil War

Notes for SARAH H. MCREYNOLDS:
Sarah J. "Sallie" McReynolds (April 27, 1815-July 29, 1901) was born in Allen County, Kentucky, the daughter of Edward Browning and Sallie Anderson McReynolds, moving with her parents to Gibson County, Indiana in 1831. she was married August 13, 1834 in Gibson County, Indiana to George Rogers Marvel (March 8, 1815 - February 16, 1889) born in Gibson County, Indiana, the son of Prettyman and Lavina Rogers Marvel.

George R. and Sallie McReynolds Marvel lived in Gibson and Posey County, Indiana for several years finally moving to Franklin County, Ilinois where they resided at the time of death. They are buried in the Liberty Methodist Cemetary, Franklin County, Illinois.

Source: C. R. and Jimmie Howard; P. O. Box 1043, Canyon, TX 79015

Source: McReynolds, a Noble Clan by William Howard McReynolds

More About SARAH H. MCREYNOLDS: Burial: Liberty Methodist Cemetery, Franklin County, Illinois

Children of GEORGE MARVEL and SARAH MCREYNOLDS are:

85. i. ASENATH ELLEN11 MARVEL, b. Dec 18, 1836, Gibson Co., IN; d. Mar 05, 1918.
86. ii. PRETTYMAN WOOD MARVEL, b. Feb 15, 1839, Gibson, IN; d. Sep 01, 1926.
iii. JOHN JULIAN MARVEL, b. Dec. 07, 1840, Gibson, IN; d. Abt. 1860, Franklin Co., IL. Before the war ended, died of fever contracted in the service. Military: Civil War/Union Soldier.
87. iv. WILEY HENSLEY MARVEL, b. Feb. 23, 1843, Gibson Co, IN; d. Aug 24, 1924.
v. WILLIAM TEAL MARVEL, b. May 20, 1845. Cause of Death: Fever. Military: Died in Pine Bluff, Ark. in Civil War/Union Soldier
88. vi. JAMES EDWARD MARVEL, b. June 20, 1847, Posey Co., IN; d. Oct 01, 1923.
89. vii. SARAH ELIZABETH MARVEL, b. Nov 20, 1849, Posey Co., IN; d. Apr 07, 1874, Thompsonville, IL.
90. viii. LUCY JENETT MARVEL, b. Apr 17, 1852, Franklin Co., IL; d. Jan 04, 1892.
ix. LAVINA JEAN MARVEL, b. December 22, 1855; d. Dec 22, 1855.
91. x. MARTHA ANN MARVEL, b. July 11, 1857; d. March 31, 1916.
xi. GEORGE HILL MARVEL, b. Dec 07, 1859, Franklin Co., IL; d. Died at a young age.
92. xii. HATTIE MAE MARVEL, b. Mar 18, 1862, Franklin Co., IL; d. Jun 16, 1946.

45. PAINTER10 MARVEL(ELISHA9, THOMAS8, THOMAS M.7,JOHN6 MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL,JOHN4, JOHN3, THOMAS2,JOHN1) was born October 20, 1793 in Delaware, and died January 18, 1864 in Posey Co., Indiana. He married (1) LYDIA CATHERINE SMITH. She was born February 25, 1794 in Adair Co., KY, and died October 16, 1857 in Gibson Co., Indiana. He married (2) SARAH WEBSTER WILKINSON.

Notes for PAINTER MARVEL:

Mbt. Capt Patterson's Co Indiana Infantry Militia War of 1812

Will of PAINTER MARVEL from the Gibson County Courthouse, Princeton, IN.

Starts out "I Painter Marvel of the town of Owensville, County of Gibson, State of Indiana.

He states he was of sound mind and Judgement but weak in body, that he was resolved to settle his wordly affairs in his lifetime in order to prevent all difficulties and disputes that might arise after his death, makes,ordains and declares his last will and testament." Then he

  1. Directs his exec. to pay his debts.
  2. Advances his daughter (you can't read it, but it looks like Martitia)Redman $2,000.
  3. Gives his children THOMAS, SYRELDA B, (looks like AMANDA) ROBINSON $2,000 and mentions their sister (this time it looks like MARTHA) REDMAN.
  4. Gave his granddaughter Pamelia (sp) Jane MARVEL $2,000 to be held in trust by a SAMUEL B..
  5. Gives his aged mother ORPHA MARVEL, $30 a year for the rest of her life.
  6. Gives his exec. $100.
  7. Gives son THOMAS his scholarship in the Indiana Asbury University.
  8. Directs everything else be divided amongst his children.
  9. Names son THOMAS as exec..

Signed and Dated by Painter Marvel 19 Sept. 1860

Children of PAINTER MARVEL and LYDIA SMITH are:

i. MARTITIA11 MARVEL, b. Sep 13, 1823, Posey Co., IN; m. SAMUAL REDMAN.
ii. SERELDA MARVEL, b. January 20, 1825; m. SAMUEL BOREN; b. 1825.
iii. JAMES MARVEL, b. 1826.
iv. ELIZA J. MARVEL, b. 1828.
v. WILLIAM L. MARVEL, b. 1829; m. LOUISE AYERS, Feb 15, 1852, Gibson Co., IN.
vi. AMANDA MARVEL, b. February 01, 1832; m. WOOD ROBINSON.
93. vii. THOMAS MARVEL, b. May 11, 1834, IN; d. April 27, 1924.

Children of PAINTER MARVEL and SARAH WILKINSON are:

viii. JAMES11 MARVEL.
ix. JOHN ROGERS MARVEL, b. July 11, 1819; d. Jan 28, 1851, Gibson Co., IN.
x. THOMAS MARVEL.
xi. SYRELDA B. MARVEL.
xii. AMANDA MARVEL.
xiii. MARTHA MARVEL.

46. ELISHA10 MARVEL,JR.(ELISHA9, THOMAS8, THOMAS M.7,JOHN6 MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL,JOHN4, JOHN3, THOMAS2,JOHN1) was born February 07, 1795, and died August 14, 1879. He married (1) POLLY HAWKINS November 19, 1823. He married (2) PHOEBE JANE DUNCAN BROTHERS Abt. 1826. She was born 1802.

Notes for ELISHA MARVEL,JR.: From the Gibson County, Indiana probate order book B 1838-1832 page 22. Ordered that clerk pay Thomas Hawkins the amount paid by Elisha Marvel, Jr., for his illigitimate child.

Posey County Civil Order Book, 1829-1839 (Elisha Marvel, Jr., vs. Thomas Hawkins Slander - Plaintiff didn't appear in court)

Polly Marvel vs. Elisha, divorce 2 children (State vs. Elisha Marvel and Polly Hawkins. Adultry - Found guilty.) (Peggy Hawkins vs. Elisha Marvel bastardy).

Source for above: Bill Shelton at email address: wshelton[at]d20.lawrric.k12.it.us

More About ELISHA MARVEL and POLLY HAWKINS: Divorce: 1830

Children of ELISHA MARVEL and PHOEBE BROTHERS are:

i. JAMES11 MARVEL.
ii. EUNICE MARVEL.
iii. MARY MARVEL.
iv. LEWIS MARVEL.
v. HANNAH MARVEL.
vi. MAHALA MARVEL.

47. GEORGE10 MARVEL(ELISHA9, THOMAS8, THOMAS M.7,JOHN6 MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL,JOHN4, JOHN3, THOMAS2,JOHN1) was born October 02, 1803 in Green County, GA, and died February 04, 1876 in Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL. He married (1) RUTHA JOURDAN February 12, 1829 in Gibson Co, IN, daughter of FRANCIS JORDAN and HESTER BOREN. She was born 1805 in Greenboro, Green County, Ga. He married (2) ELIZABETH MCGILL April 09, 1839. He married (3) JANE MORRIS Abt. 1841. She was born 1819 in Illinois, and died April 06, 1901.

Notes for GEORGE MARVEL:

George Marvel settled the family farm in Fairfield, Illinois in 1846, which is documented in tax receipts. In 1850 a Sheepskin deed was made out and today is framed in the residence of Billy Marvel (1995).

George Marvel's headstone in Brown Cemetery says: (Stone broken in the middle). "Farewell, my wife and children all, From you a father Christ doth call, Mourn not for me it is vain; To call me to your sight again." (1)

Reference: Mr. Billy Marvel and John Earl Marvel - September 10, 1995.

George Marvel is the fifth child of Elisha and Orpha (Rogers). He was born in Green County, Georgia near the present day town of Greenboro, in the year of 1803. When six years of age, he moved with his parents to Livingston County, Kentucky. After two years, they moved on to Gibson County, Indiana where he grew into manhood.

George Marvel married three times. Records in Gibson County, Indiana show he married Ruth Jourdon, February 12, 1829. He married Elizabeth McGill on April 9, 1839. Records show he married Jane sometime before 1850. He died in Wayne County, Illinois in 1876.

George Marvel was the father of eleven children: James A. (1829), John (1831), Elizabeth (1839), Joseph (1841), John (1843), William (1846 - he died before 1860), Francis M. (1850 - Franks tomestone states 1851 as date of birth), Ellen J. (1851), Orpha (1855), Nancy J. (1857) and Florence (1860).

More About GEORGE MARVEL: Burial: Brown Cemetery, Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL

Notes for JANE MORRIS: Family rumors indicate that she may have been Indian.

Children of GEORGE MARVEL and RUTHA JOURDAN are:

94. i. JAMES AARON11 MARVEL, b. Dec. 1829, Gibson Co., IN; d. Apr 1876, Mt. Erie, IL.
ii. JOHN MARVEL, b. April 29, 1831, Gibson Co., IN.
95. iii. MARY SERILDA MARVEL, b. Mar 15, 1833, Gibson Co, IN; d. Mar 01, 1908, Mt. Erie, IL.

Children of GEORGE MARVEL and JANE MORRIS are:

96. iv. JOSEPH11 MARVEL, b. Jan 04, 1842, MT. Erie, Wayne Co., IL; d. Feb 07, 1895.
97. v. JOHN MARVEL, b. Sep 09, 1844, Posey Co., IN; d. Aug 26, 1926, Mt. Erie, Wayne Co, IL.
vi. WILLIAM MARVEL, b. 1846, MT. Erie, Wayne, IL.
98. vii. FRANCIS MARION (FRANK) MARVEL, b. Nov 20, 1850, MT. Erie, Wayne, IL; d. Oct 21, 1919.
99. viii. ELLEN J. MARVEL, b. March 01, 1852, MT. Erie, Wayne, Illinois; d. 1923.
100. ix. ORPHA MARVEL, b. April 15, 1855.
101. x. NANCY J. MARVEL, b. 1857, MT. Erie, Wayne, IL.
102. xi. FLORENCE MARVEL, b. 1860, MT. Erie, Wayne, IL.

48. THOMAS10 MARVEL(ELISHA9, THOMAS8, THOMAS M.7,JOHN6 MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL,JOHN4, JOHN3, THOMAS2,JOHN1) was born March 20, 1814, and died May 23, 1872. He married NANCY BROTHERS August 20, 1840.

Child of THOMAS MARVEL and NANCY BROTHERS is:

103. i. GEORGE ROBERT11 MARVEL.

49. ELIZABETH10 MARVEL(ELI9, THOMAS8, THOMAS M.7,JOHN6 MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL,JOHN4, JOHN3, THOMAS2,JOHN1) She married COL.JOHN SWANSEY.

Child of ELIZABETH MARVEL and COL.JOHN SWANSEY is:

i. MARY11 SWANSEY, m. SAMUEL ASHLEY; b. December 18, 1817, Beech Grove, Coffee County, Tennessee; d. October 07, 1900, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado.

Notes for SAMUEL ASHLEY: Samuel Ashley was County Commissioner and County Judge for Saguache County, Colorado. Samuel and Mary migrated from Kentucky to Richmond, Ray County, Missouri. Mary remained in Missouri while Samuel served in the 3rd Missouri infantry during the Civil War. After the war, the Ashley family migrated to Colorado, initially settling in Fort Garland at the time that Kit Carson was in command of the fort.

Source: Cindy Nelson - email address cindamuse[at]hotmail.com

50. JOHN ROGERS10 MARVEL(ELI9, THOMAS8, THOMAS M.7,JOHN6 MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL,JOHN4, JOHN3, THOMAS2,JOHN1) was born February 13, 1797. He married (1) SALLY ANN LISENBEE. He married (2) UNKNOWN. He married (3) NANCY BRANTLEY.

Notes for JOHN ROGERS MARVEL: Continued from Eli Marvel's Notes:

Another deed - Deed Book GG, page 96-97 dated February 20, 1841.

Indenture (deed of conveyance) sold to Henry Vaughan. Charles Lisenby (could be husband of Orpha Marvel) teste John Swansey. Samuel Ashley could be the one that married John R. Marvel? Signed Elizabeth X Lisenbee (her mark).

In Crittenden County, page 358, June 11, 1844, John R. Marvel - I now set George R. Marvel (his son) free from this time forward to do his own trading and trafficking and don't consider myself bound for any contracts he may make. Please enter on record and oblige with a receipt. Signed John R. Marvel.

NOTE: George R. Marvel was born in 1826. At this date he was 18 years old. In Crittenden County Deed Book A, page 301 is a deed dated 05 August, 1845 - Eli Marvel to George R. Marvel (these are brothers) (Eli, Sr., had died 23 October, 1830).

George R. Marvel was almost 19 years old at this date. (April, 1990) Elizabeth Marvel (1818)

Children of JOHN MARVEL and SALLY LISENBEE are:

i. ORPHA11 MARVEL, m. TIMOTHY WINDERS.
ii. MARY (POLLY) MARVEL, m. RICHARD WINDERS.
iii. ELI MARVEL, m. SUSAN HART BRANTLEY.
iv. GEORGE MARVEL, m. MARY J. DODD.
v. JOSEPHUS MARVEL, m. MARY J. NELSON.
vi. JOHN MARVEL.
vii. SARAH MARVEL.
viii. CATHERINE MARVEL.

Children of JOHN MARVEL and UNKNOWN are:

ix. STEPHEN11 MARVEL, m. HARRIET MELVINA KING.
x. EPHRAM ROGERS MARVEL, m. SUSAN J. TAYLOR.

Children of JOHN MARVEL and NANCY BRANTLEY are:

xi. REBECCA11 MARVEL, m. JOHN MCKINLEY.
xii. SAMUEL NUNN MARVEL, m. SUSAN J. TAYLOR.
xiii. NANCY E. MARVEL, m. J.V. GAPS (GASS).

51. SARAH LEAH10 MARVEL(ELI9, THOMAS8, THOMAS M.7,JOHN6 MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL,JOHN4, JOHN3, THOMAS2,JOHN1) died Aft. 1869. She married MORGAN JARRELL 1821 in Livingston Co., Kentucky, son of DEMPSEY JARRELL. He was born Abt. 1797 in Livingston Co., KY, and died 1854 in Stoddard Co., MO.

Marriage Notes for SARAH MARVEL and MORGAN JARRELL:

Married Morgan Jarrell, son of Dempsey Jarrell, in Livingston co. Kentucky in 1821. Morgan and family moved to Stoddard Co. Missouri in the 1830's. Morgan died in 1854 or 1855. Some of Morgan and Sarah's descendents still reside in the same area.

Child of SARAH MARVEL and MORGAN JARRELL is:

i. HENRY "MACK"11 JARRELL, b. 1825, KY.

52. ORPHA10 MARVEL(ELI9, THOMAS8, THOMAS M.7,JOHN6 MARVELL/MARVEL,SR., THOMAS5 MARVELL,JOHN4, JOHN3, THOMAS2,JOHN1) was born 1807 in Georgia, and died Unknown. She married CHARLES LISENBEE 1824. He was born 1801 in South Carolina.

Children of ORPHA MARVEL and CHARLES LISENBEE are:

i. JAMES11 LISENBEE, b. 1825.
ii. JOSIAH LISENBEE, b. 1828.
iii. GEORGE W. LISENBEE, b. 1831.
iv. ELIZABETH LISENBEE, b. 1834.
v. CHARLES LISENBEE,JR., b. 1836.
vi. LOUISE LISENBEE, b. 1837.
vii. REBECCA LISENBEE, b. 1839.
viii. ELI LISENBEE, b. 1842.
 ix. FRANCES ISABELLA LISENBEE, b. 1845; d. 1884.
x. THOMAS LISENBEE, b. 1849.

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