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Marcus Ring 2nd (abt. 1790 - abt. 1871)

Mr. Marcus Ring 2nd
Born about in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotiamap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of and [half]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died about at about age 81 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotiamap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 10 Jan 2010
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Marcus Ring was born circa 1790, and christened in 1810, the son of Marcus Ring and Abigail Churchill of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia[1]

On May 28, 1811, he married Mercy Trefry, daughter of Joshua Pitman Trefry II and Elizabeth Kinney of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and had children[2] including:

  1. Abijiah Ring, born 1810 who married Hannah Carney, daughter of Daniel Carney[3]
  2. Abigail Ring, born 1812, who married Cornelius Mood[4]
  3. Benjamin Ring, born 1814, who died unmarried in 1846[2]
  4. Jacob C. Ring, born 1815 who married Mary Robbins, Zilpha's sister, and did not have children[2]
  5. Marcus Ring III, born 1816, who married Zilpha Robbins [5]
  6. Jane, born circa 1819, who married Nelson Cook on February 7, 1843, and after he died she married Deacon Jacob Potter, on May 8, 1856[6]
  7. Rebecca Ring, born circa 1822, who married Henry Seeley of Argyle[7]
  8. Mercy Ring, [2], born 1824

Mercy died 24 February 1827 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia[8]

In 1837, Marcus married Phoebe (Scott) Crosby, widow of Benjamin Crosby, and they had a daughter:

  1. Deborah, born in 1831, who married Jesse Wyman II on November 11, 1855, and who died December 2, 1888[9]

Marcus died in 1871.


  1. Familysearch shows several family trees with the same information
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Genealogies : Transcribed from the Yarmouth Herald, by George S. Brown; prepared for publication by Martha & William Reamy, assisted by John McDonald Hilton ... et al.; published in Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., c1993. ISBN: 0806313722; see pages 210, 405 and 597 for information about Marcus and his family.
  3. "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 23 April 2015), Abijah Ring in entry for Albert Jenkins Ring, 28 May 1940; citing Kemptville, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, certificate 1154, Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax.
  4. Nova Scotia Vital Records showing Benjamin R Mood, died 1919 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth County can be found in Registration Year: 1919 - Book: 110 - Page: 59
  5. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 August 2016), Marquis Ring, Pine River, Gratiot, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district ED 100, sheet 610A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0580; FHL microfilm 1,254,580.
  6. "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 December 2014), Jane Ring in entry for Henry Potter, 18 Aug 1938; Public Board of Health, Archives, Springfield; FHL microfilm 1,818,886.
  7. "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 December 2014), Rebecca Seeley, 06 Sep 1854; citing Beverly, Massachusetts, v 84 p 111, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 960,170.
  8. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2017-03-09), entry for * Mercy Trefry, submitted by mrstickney2751685.
  9. Chebogue (Town Point) Cemetery listing on Rootsweb, transcribed by Robert F. Mckinnon. Genealogy notes are those of Clement Doane; 12 May 05; accessed March 8, 2017

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