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Marble Name Study

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Please contact the Study's coordinator Cecily Hintzen or leave a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!

Goals

This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other Marble researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

These three are not at all "facts", but loose speculation at best.

From Marble Genealogist Lynn R. Marble:

• April 12, 1639, The Marble brothers: John, Samuel, Nicholas, and William sailed from London. • The Marbles sailed aboard the ship "Jonathan" & arrived in Boston, MA. • The Marbles arrived during the "Great Migration" (1630-1642).

John was listed as a resident of Boston in 1646 when John Jr. was born. The only child for which there is verifiable documentation is John Jr., the other five are designated as children of John and Judith by many sources, but no known documented birth or baptism records exist.

There are many early local histories of New England towns that list these six as the children of John and Judith, but with no reference as to their source of the information. It is thought by Victor Roman (a professional genealogist in Florida) and the late Forest W. Marble of Solon, Ohio, that John (1605) came to America from County Essex, England with a brother, Samuel, in the 1630's. It is thought that John's brother, Samuel, lived for a while in Concord, MA (1666) and at some time had a son, Samuel, who married Rebecca Williams in 1686 at Haverhill, MA and started the Haverhill line of the Marbles. (This Samuel should not be confused with Samuel (1648), the son of John, who married Rebecca Andrews and resided in Andover) There was also a William and Nicholas Marble, who were thought by some to also have been brothers to John and the elder Samuel. William, age about 40 in 1652, lived in Charlestown, MA. and Middlesex court records state that he returned to England. Charlestown, Mass is now Cambridge Mass.


My second great grandfather, John Marble, did extensive research on his mother's Hannah (Carey) Marble, family, but because his father died or disappeared, we have little to no clues to determine how he relates to the Marbles described above. The brick wall here is Eleazer Marble, John's paternal grandfather. The family has tried researching his origins to no avail. We have only anecdotal evidence that his daughter stitched a sampler with his birthdate and place - 4 Dec 1762 in Boston, MA. And we know he died in Wilkes-Barre, PA in 1805.

DNA seems to have pierced that wall as I found a DNA match to a 6th half-cousin whose ancestor, Jesse Marble, would have been a half brother to Eleazer.[1] This suggests that Eleazer was an illegitimate son of Samuel Marble. In addition, Samuel's last child of record was Ruth born in 1761. yet there is a baptismal record in Sutton dated 3 Oct 1762 for male child of Samuel.[2]

Task List

Who was Eleazer's mother?

What became of the Marble brothers?

Sources

  1. Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between [[Marble-739]|Cecily (Marble) Hintzen]] and her 6th half cousin Robert Funkey. Their most-recent common ancestor is their fifth great grandfather, Samuel Marble. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 5th-8th Cousins, based on sharing 13 cM across 1 segments; Confidence: Moderately High.
  2. Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCGV-RXJ : 15 January 2020), Samuel Marble in entry for Marble, 1762.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between [[Marble-739]|Cecily (Marble) Hintzen]] and her 6th half cousin Robert Funkey. Their most-recent common ancestor is their fifth great grandfather, Samuel Marble. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 5th-8th Cousins, based on sharing 13 cM across 1 segments; Confidence: Moderately High.




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