Josiah Marcum

Josiah Silas Marcum (1759 - 1846)

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Josiah Silas Marcum
Born in James River, Chesterfield County, Colony of Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1779 in Lee, Chesterfield County, Virginia, United Statesmap
Husband of — married 1816 in Wayne County, Virginia, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Jennies Creek, Wayne County, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Josiah Marcum served during the American Revolution
Service started:
Service ended:

Military Service Revolutionary War Soldier

Josiah was born in 1759. He passed away in 1846.

  • Josiah Silas Marcum, Gunsmith, Blacksmith, RWS Drummer, 'The Vulcan of the Big Sandy Valley'.
  • Josiah was born after 1750. He was the son of William Marcum and Mary Walton. He passed away after 1750.

Married in what is now Wayne County, West Virginia.

Research Notes

Alternate parents listed as:

Name: Josiah Silas "The Vulcan" Markham Marcum. [1]

Born May 2 1759. James River, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States. [1]

Died Mar 1846. Jennies Creek, Wayne, West Virginia, United States. [1]

Buried Crum, Wayne County, West Virginia, United States of America. [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Source: #S-542176638 Ancestry Record 60525 #81955659

See also:

  • 1830 Census; Name: Josiah Macken [Josiah Markum]; Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Cabell, Virginia; Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1; Free White Persons - Under 20: 2; Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1; Total Free White Persons: 5; Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 5; Source Citation: 1830; Census Place: Cabell, Virginia; Series: M19; Roll: 190; Page: 22; Family History Library Film: 0029669
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed October 28, 2018), "Record of Josiah Markham", Ancestor # A073803.
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #25107385
  • Ancestry Record 1995 #74061; U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900; Name: Josiah Marcum; Pension Year: 1834; Application State: Ohio; Applicant Designation: Survivor's Pension Application File; Archive Publication Number: M804; Archive Roll Number: 1629; Total Pages in Packet: 36. Transcription of Pension Application: First page; Second page.
  • Newspaper article about historical marker about Josiah. Another note about historical marker.
  • 1907 Letter about Josiah Marcum
  • 1936 Letter about Josiah Marcum
  • Notes about Marcum Family
  • Source: S-542176638 U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Publication: Operations, Inc. Record Collection 60525
  • Source: S-549948421 Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.Ancestry Family Tree Ancestry Family Tree 71215284

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On 15 Oct 2018 at 01:49 GMT William Foster Jr wrote:

Marcum-825 and Marcum-127 appear to represent the same person because: Clear dup.

On 20 Dec 2015 at 03:18 GMT Keith McDonald wrote:

Marcum-369 and Marcum-127 appear to represent the same person because: hi,

dates are a little off, but one is estimates. parents are the same

Josiah is 16 degrees from T S Eliot, 16 degrees from Walter Howe and 13 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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