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Job Marion (1730 - abt. 1778)

Captain Job Marion
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 14 Dec 1762 in South Carolinamap
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Died about at about age 48 in St. John-Berkeley, Charleston, South Carolinamap [uncertain]
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04:21: Michelle (Hartman) Detwiler edited the Biography and Status Indicators for Job Marion (1730-abt.1778). (Adding sources. Bio improvement. ) [Thank Michelle for this]
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1776 Project
Captain Job Marion served with Charles Town District Regiment, South Carolina Militia during the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Job Marion is a DAR Patriot Ancestor, A212134.

Job Marion was the 4th child of Gabriel Marion and Esther Cordes. Job was born about 1730 in South Carolina.

Birth of Brother Francis Marion (1732–1795)

Death of Father GABRIEL MARION (1693–1747)

Death of Mother ESTHER CHARLOTTE CORDES (1695–1757

Death of Brother Gabriel Marion (1711–1777)

Death of Brother Benjamin Marion (1718–1778)


Job Marion married at least twice:[1]

  • Elizabeth de St. Julien (1741-1762), daughter of Paul de St. Julien bef 1760
  • Elizabeth Gaillard, daughter of Theodore Gaillard Sr.
  • Birth of Son JOB DE ST JULIEN MARION (1760–1799) ABT 1760 • St John's Berkeley, South Carolina

Death of Wife ELIZABETH ST JULIEN (1741–1762) bef Dec 1762 • South Carolina

Marriage to Elizabeth Gaillard (1742) 14 Dec 1762, South Carolina

  • Birth of son Samuel Jul 8, 1764[2]
  • Birth of daughter Lydia on Dec 20, 1767 [3]


  • 25 AUG 1767 Owned land in Berkley County, SC, on the waters of Santee River
  • Goshen Plantation, came from his wife Elizabeth de St. Julien through marriage[4]


1770 • Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States

Job Marion served with brother Francis on the 2nd Provincial Congress, represented St. John's parish in 1775. He also fought alongside his brother at Fort Moultrie and in small skirmishes, until his death at 57 on June 8, 1778.


Aft 8 Jun 1778 • South Carolina


  1. Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina, Issues 20-22, 1914
  2. "South Carolina Births and Christenings, 1681-1935," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Job. Marion in entry for Samuel Marion, 08 Jul 1764; Christening, citing SAINT JAMES SANTEE PARISH,CHARLESTON,SOUTH CAROLINA; FHL microfilm 975.7 B2S V.17.
  3. "South Carolina Births and Christenings, 1681-1935," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Job Marion in entry for Lydia Marion, 20 Dec 1767; Christening, citing SAINT JAMES SANTEE PARISH,CHARLESTON,SOUTH CAROLINA; FHL microfilm 975.7 B2S V.17.
  4. Transactions of the Hugenot Society

Reconstructed Census Records [1]

South Carolina Marriage records [2]

Copies of documentation can be found in HSSC Member files. (Huguenot Society of South Carolina)

References: St. Julien Genealogy, Transactions 105:73 & 82 Job Marion , brother of Francis Marion, m. 2nd Elizabeth Gallard 14 Dec. 1762, 'Job Marion Bio', Biographical Directory of SC House of Reps, 2:434/35.Wil l of Job St. Julien Marion: Pet. of Wm Moultrie, Henry Ravenel & Job Marion re: St. Julien Marion, minor (abt age 10 in 1770) w/Judgement for Land Partition, Colonial Writs A: 182/87 (SC, 1770); Job was born before Francis Marion, born 1732.

Proof of parentage for this generation: 'Job Marion Bio', Biographica l Directory of SC House of Reps, 2:434/35

Lessons From the Big House Author: Frye Gaillard Publication: Down Home Press, Asheboro, North Carolina Note: Notes for JOB MARION: Job was the brother of Gen. Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox of Revolutionary War fame. The Marion and Gaillard families were friends; Elizabeth, Job's wife, was the half-sister of Capt. Peter Gaillard. Peter was originally a Loyalist, and even participated in an attempt to arrest Gen. Marion, but later became an ardent Revolutionary, joining Gen. Marion's unit. It is likely that Peter's brother-in-law, Job, was influential in arranging for Peter to join Marion's unit after he became a Revolutionary.

Job and his brother Francis were the closest of the five brothers in their family, and joined the Revolutionary forces together.

Info taken from Frye Gaillard's book, Lessons From the Big House, Down Home Press, Asheboro, North Carolina, Chapter 2.

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SOUTHERN AND WESTERN MAGAZINE AND REVIEW Author: Edited By William Gilmore Simms Publication: CHARLESTON, S. C, JULY, 1845 Note: Land Owned 1760's Sons of Gabriel Marion, Grandsons of Benjamin the Emigrant


(approximately Page 265-276)


From this it would be inferred that General Marion, on his removal to St. John's, had settled at Pond Bluff originally, and that as early as 1759. We are here again able to set the biographer right, by establishing the precise time when Gen. Marion became the owner of Pond Bluff, which was not until the 8th Sept. 1773, by purchase of 200 acres from John Matthews for £800 currency, a few years before the revolutionary war; and he could scarcely have had time to bring it well into cultivation before his country called on him to turn the plough-share into the sword. The first land, of which we can trace his ownership, was a tract of 350 acres, in Berkley County, on the waters of Santee river, granted to him August 25, 1767, and bounded north on land of Theodore Gaillard, Jr., west on land of Job Marion, south on vacant land, east on land of Mr. Ravenel, together with another tract of 100 acres, granted to him Aug. 25, 1767—the surveys being certified by B. Farrar, D. S., June 8, 1767, and memorial registered in Auditor's office, Oct. 1, 1767, by Andrew Broughton, for the memorialist. Whether he ever cultivated these tracts or not, we have no information; but we rather think he did not, as the sequel will shew that he described himself as of St. Stephen's Parish, as late as Oct. 6, 1768. The next grant of land to him, on record, is of a tract of 450 acres (Santee River Swamp) in Craven County, Aug. 19, 1768, bounded north partly on land of James Norvell and partly on land of Joseph Cantey, east on land of John Troup and Elizabeth Wilkins, south on land of Wm. McCalvey, [McKelvey] and west on land of Wm. Dogin—warrant issued by Egerton Leigh, Surveyor General, April 6, survey certified April 12, and memorial registered Oct. 14, 1768; and this same tract was conveyed by Francis Marion, on the 5th and 6th Oct, 1768 (by lease and release, in which he described himself as then of St. Stephen's Parish) to Mathew Neilson, for the sum of £10 current money.

We have every reason to believe that Gen. Marion, at the death of his mother, was in very narrow circumstances, and that, between that period and his purchase of Pond Bluff, or perhaps the end of the revolutionary war, he cultivated a portion of Belle Isle, in St. Stephen's Parish, by the permission of his brother Gabriel, who had become rich and the owner of that place by marriage, and whose fraternal affection the General enjoyed in a high degree. The deed above cited, describing Gen. Marion, as of St. Stephen's Parish, in October 1768, strongly confirms the following statement in a letter written to us by the Hon. Wm. Dubose, of St. Stephen's Parish:—

“It being very certain that he [Gen. M.] never owned any part of Belle Isle, I think it very likely that it was through the liberality and kindness of his brother Gabriel, that he occupied and planted a portion of it called "Hampton Hill"; and this must have been after the Cherokee war, and after 1763."

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