2nd Generation of Robert Marvel III

JULIA ANN2 MARVEL (Robert1 III) was born on 06 Mar 1829 in Muskingum County, Ohio. She died on 28 Dec 1894 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (Age: 65). She married Robert Dickerson on 13 Apr 1848 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He was born on 22 Jul 1825 in Ohio. He died on 04 Mar 1856 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. She married John J Jones, son of John Jones and Esther Heath Fisher, on 29 Oct 1859 in Indiana. He was born on 07 May 1812 in North Carolina. He died on 17 Jan 1874 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (Age: 61).

Julia Ann Marvel, Robert Dickerson and John J Jones are buried in the Crown Point Cemetery which is located off 38th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Robert Dickerson and Julia Ann Marvel had the following children:

i. GEORGEA3 DICKERSON was born in 1852 in Indiana. She died on 28 Jan 1860 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.

ii. CHARLES E DICKERSON was born on 14 Feb 1855 in Indiana. He died on 05 Apr 1927 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (Age: 72). He married Sarah Elizabeth Huffman, daughter of Jonas Huffman and Mary Emeline Williams, on 27 Sep 1883 in Marion County, Indiana. She was born on 09 Aug 1857 in Huntington, Huntington County, Indiana. She died on 03 Jan 1923 in Wayne, Marion, Indiana (Age: 65). He married Laura Alice Speer, daughter of Robert Barnhill Speer and Nancy McCurdy, on 25 Feb 1880 in Marion County, Indiana. She was born on 21 Dec 1862 in Indiana. She died on 25 Feb 1881 in Indiana (Age: 18).

John J Jones and Julia Ann Marvel had the following children:

i. ELIZABETH3 JONES was born on 20 Nov 1860 in Indiana. She died on 30 Aug 1897 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. She married Thomas Hunter Nelson, son of Thomas Nelson and Sarah Sally Hamlet, in Jul 1874 in Marion County, Indiana. He was born in Aug 1844 in Bond County, Illinois.

ii. ISABELLE JONES was born in 1861 in Indiana.

iii. SARAH E. JONES was born on 11 Mar 1863 in Indiana. She died on 11 Nov 1943 in Danville, Hendricks County, Indiana. She married Henry Clint Tomlinson, son of George W. Tomlinson and Martha Jane Conarroe, on 28 Dec 1881 in Marion County, Indiana. He was born on 16 Aug 1848 in Indiana. He died on 08 Dec 1916 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. She then married (2) BENJAMIN KRAMMER. He was born in 1887. He died on 05 Mar 1925.

iv. ADA JONES was born in Nov 1865 in Indiana. She married (1) George Millslagle on 26 Feb 1880 in Marion County, Indiana. He was born in Sep 1856 in Indiana. She then married (2) James Buchanan Watts, son of Thomas E. Watts and Lucretia Jones, about 1890. He was born on 08 Sep 1856 in Marion County Ind. He died on 09 Feb 1932 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana (Age: 75). She married (3) George Welsh, son of Alexander Welsh and Sophia McNaughton, on 04 Jun 1919 in Marion County, Indiana. He was born on 07 Feb.

v. ANDREW JACKSON JONES was born on 20 Mar 1868 in Marion County, Indiana. He died on 05 Nov 1948 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas (Age: 80). He married Florence E. Eck, daughter of Teterick Eck and Margaret America Tolen, on 20 Aug 1893 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana. She was born in Aug 1866 in Indiana. She died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. He then married (2) Annie M Eck, daughter of Teterick Eck and Margaret America Tolen, on 18 Sep 1888 in Marion County, Indiana. She was born in 1868 in Indiana.

Notes for Julia Ann Marvel:

According to notes that I found at the Danville, Indiana public library. Julia owned a farm which was located what is now 34th and High School road. Above her land was her daughter’s farm Sarah E. Jones Tomlinson and across from Julia’s farm was Andrew Jackson Jones’s farm. Charles Jones had a farm in the same area.


The information sheet that I received from the Danville, Indiana Public Library it states:

“Julia Ann Marvel was born in 1829 in Muskingum County, Ohio. she married Robert Dickerson on April 13, 1848. They were the parents of two children: Georgea, who died January 28, 1860 and Charles E. Dickerson. Robert Dickerson died March 4, 1856 and is buried at Crown Point Cemetery off Old Wilson Road in Marion county, Ind. Georgea is buried beside her father. Julia Ann and Robert Dickerson lived on Mississippi Street in Indianapolis near the State House. They lived over a store that the time was being used by the Masons. After Robert’s death, Julia Ann remained there for awhile; she over heard the entire Masonic Ritual as the results, she was accepted into the Masonic Lodge, one of two women to ever belong to all male Masonic Lodge.

received from the Danville, Indiana Public Library

This information has been in history books taught to school children some years ago. To confirm this: Julia Nelson Studebaker, great granddaughter of Julia Ann, discussed this information with the Masonic Lodge at Illinois Street and they admitted they had heard of Julia Ann as a member, but it was not entered into the early meetings. Later on, Mr. James Buchancan Watts, presented Ada Jones, as the granddaughter of Julia Ann Marvel Dickerson, woman member of the Masonic Lodge of Indianapolis. Julia Ann Marvel Dickerson married a second time to John Jones, a wealthy bachelor, on October 29, 1859. They were the parents of three children: Elizabeth, Sarah E. and Andrew Jackson Jones. Julia owned a farm which was located what is now 34th and High School road; above her land was her daughter’s farm Sarah E. Jones Tomlinson and above Sarah’s was Julia’s son Andrew Jackson Jones’s farm. Across from Julia Ann farm, was her son Charles E. Dickerson farm. Julia took care of her father, Robert Marvel, until his death; at this time she lived in Pike township, Marion County, Ind. Julia Ann and her husband, John Jones are buried at Crown Hill Cemetery off 38th Street, Indianapolis, Ind. The grave is situated across from President
Harrison’s grave site.

GEORGE W.2 MARVEL (Robert1 III) was born on 29 Apr 1831 in Muskingum County, Ohio. He died on 11 Dec 1903 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana. He married Sarah Lucinda Dickerson, daughter of Jesse Dickerson and Sarah Lee, on 06 Mar 1853 in Hendricks County, Indiana. She was born on 04 Jul 1835 in Indiana. She died in Mar 1875 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He married Lucinda C Brown, daughter of Levi Brown and Elizabeth Landrom, on 07 Nov 1875 in Vigo County, Indiana. She was born on 04 Jul 1835 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana. She died on 16 Feb 1917 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana (Age: 81).


George W. Marvel and Sarah Lucinda Dickerson had the following children:

i. MARGARET3 MARVEL was born on 08 Dec 1853 in Indiana.

ii. MARY ETTIE MARVEL was born on 28 Dec 1855 in Marion County, Indiana

iii. CLARA MINNIE MARVEL was born on 10 Jan 1861 in Marion County, Indiana.

iv. FRANKLIN P. MARVEL was born on 08 Jun 1865 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana. He died on 17 Oct 1958 in Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana (Age: 93). He married Louisa May Lou McDaniel, daughter of Ira Jackson McDaniel and Melissa N Watson, on 06 Jan 1887 in Boone County, Indiana. She was born on 06 May 1864 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana. She died on 09 Jan 1933 in Hendricks County, Indiana (Age: 68).

v. OTTIE MARVEL was born on 15 Jun 1869 in Hendricks County, Indiana. She died on 22 Feb 1946 in Wichita, Kansas. She married James I Davis in 1922 in Kansas. He was born in Sep 1863 in Missouri. He died on 29 Jul 1943 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. She married Samuel E Watson, son of James W. Watson and Sophia E. Ruble, on 26 Feb 1885 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He was born on 04 Mar 1863 in Mahaska, Iowa. He died in 1922 in Kansas.

vi. ROSE ROSA MAY MARVEL was born on 22 May 1875 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana. She died on 14 Sep 1959 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana (Age: 84). She married Leonzo Alonzo Marion Simms, son of William Simms and Prudence Phoebe Fuson, on 27 Mar 1898 in Marion County, Indiana. He was born on 11 Dec 1874 in Marion County, Indiana. He died on 30 Jun 1941 in Hendricks County, Indiana (Age: 66).

Notes for George W. Marvel:

According to notes found at the Danville, Indiana Public library.
George W. Marvel came to Indiana in 1834 with his parents Robert and Sarah Marvel. He was raised on his father’s pioneer farm. His first marriage was to Sarah Dickerson. They settled on their own farm and raised 6 children. George ended up owning 155 acres in Brown township, Hendrick County. He worked as a plasterer while farming his land. Sarah Dickerson Marvel is buried beside her three daughters, Margaret, Ettie, and Clara in the Crown Point Cemetery off of Old Wilson Rd, in Marion County, Indiana. George married a second wife in Vigo County, Indiana in 1875 to Lucinda Watson. George and Lucinda are buried at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Brownsburg, Indiana.


Biography of Brown Township from “Atlas of Hendricks Co. Indiana” (1878: J.H. Beers & Co.. Chicago) page 11.

MARVEL, GEORGE W., P.O. Trader’s Point, Marion Co. Farmer, Sec. 30; settled in this county in 1863; born in Muskingum Co., Ohio, April 29, 1821; son of Robert and Sarah Marvel, who settled here in 1835. Married March 6, 1853 to Sarah Dickerson; six children: Margaret, born Dec. 1853; Ettie, Dec. 28, 1855 (deceased) ; Clara, Jan. 10, 1861 (deceased); Frank, June 8, 1865; Ottie, June 15, 1869; Rose, b. May 22, 1875. He was also married to Lucinda Watson Nov. 8, 1875 in Vigo Co., Ind. Mrs. Marvel’s father settled in this county in 1829; lived here thirty years; moved to Marion County, where he died; his wife Elizabeth died on the homestead; both were members of the Christian Church. Mr. Marvel has a fine farm and excellent improvements.

From the “History of Hendricks County, Indiana” by Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co. , 1885 — Brown Township, page 478.

“George W. Marvel is a native of Muskingum County, Ohio, born April 29, 1831, a son of Robert and Sarah Marvel, who came to Hendricks County, Indiana in 1835, and entered eighty acres of wild land in Brown Township. Here he was reared on a pioneer farm, receiving but a limited education. he is one of the prosperous citizens of Brown Township, and owns 155 acres of valuable land. When a young man he learned the plasterer’s trade, at which he has worked in connection with farming. Mr. Marvel was married in March, 1852, to Sarah Dickerson, and to them were born six children, but three of whom – Franklin P., Ottie M., and Rosa M. – are living. Margaret, Ettie and Clara are deceased. Mrs. Marvel died in May, 1875, and the following October Mr. Marvel married Lucinda Watson, of Vigo County, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Marvel are members of the Christian church. “

The article was received from the Danville, Indiana library.


Notes for Sarah Lucinda Dickerson:

Danville Republican dated June 25, 1908 page 1 – COUNTY NEWS NOTES Mrs. Lou Marvel is very poor health with bronchial trouble.

DAVID JAMES2 MARVEL (Robert1 III) was born on 10 Jun 1833 in Centerville, Gallia, Ohio. He died on 01 Oct 1897 in Lewis, Clay County, Indiana (Age: 63). He married Amanda Brown, daughter of Levi Brown and Elizabeth Landrom, on 16 Feb 1853 in Hendricks County, Indiana. She was born on 01 Jul 1837 in Hendricks County, Indiana. She died on 01 Mar 1897 in Lewis, Clay County, Indiana.


David James Marvel
and Amanda Brown had the following children:

i. SARAH3 E.MARVEL was born on 25 Nov 1855 in Iowa. She died on 29 Aug 1936 in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana (Age: 80 at the Evansville State Hospital). She married (1) WILLIAM T NICHOLSON, son of James T Nicholson and Susan Nicholson, on 16 Nov 1871 in Clay County, Indiana. He was born on 12 Jun 1852. He died on 05 Mar 1906 in Evansville (Age: 55 Yr). She married (2) JOHN LEONARD NICHOLSON, son of Abraham Nicholson and Margaret Pipher, on 05 Mar 1907 in Greene County, Indiana. He was born on 05 Apr 1845 in Green Township, Grant County, Indiana, He died on 18 Jul 1914 in Wright, Greene County, Indiana (Age: 69). She then married (3) WILLIAM GREENBERRY MOSS, son of Labon Moss and Rhoda Rector, in
1915 in Indiana. He was born on 29 Jan 1857 in Greene County, Indiana. He died on 18 Dec 1931 in Jasonville, Greene County, Indiana (Age: 74).

ii. MARY FRANCES MARVEL was born on 23 Jan 1858 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana. She died on 19 Jul 1930 in Jasonville, Greene County, Indiana (Age: 72). She married William Thomas Chestnut, son of John L. Chestnut and Susan Stuck, on 01 Oct 1873 in Clay County, Indiana. He was born on 10 Aug 1851. He died on 07 Oct 1932 in Hillsboro, Montgomery, Illinois (Age: 81).

iii. VICTORIA MAY ‘VESS’ MARVEL was born on 15 May 1860 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana. She died on 02 Jul 1927 in Madison, Jefferson, Indiana (Age: 67 Madison State Hospital). She married Samuel B. Parish, son of David Parish and Milley McCullock, on 14 Feb 1874 in Sullivan County, Indiana. He was born in June1855 in Sullivan County, Indiana. He died in Jan 1929 in Indiana.

iv. JOANNA MCKEEN MARVEL was born on 03 Nov 1861 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana. She died on 03 Sep 1930 in Coalmont, Clay County, Indiana. She married William M. Nicholson, son of Able O. Nicholson and Margaret Hannah Pipher, on 06 Oct 1879 in Sullivan, Sullivan County, Indiana (Performed by J.P. J.M. Clark). He was born in 1855 in Sullivan, Indiana. He died in 1891. She then married (2) John B Keen, son of Thomas Keen and Rachel Keen, on 30 Oct 1890 in Sullivan County, Indiana (Performed by B. W. Luzader). He was born in 1857 in Indiana.
She then married (3) Reuben Wheat, son of James A. Wheat and Susan Kennedy, on 09 Feb 1897 in Alum Cove, Sullivan, Indiana. He was born on 11 Nov 1870 in Russell, Kentucky. He died on 23 Apr 1941 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana (Age: 70 lived on the Poor Farm ).

v. ADA J MARVEL was born on 04 Jul 1865 in Indiana. She died in Oct 1865 in Indiana.

vi. LULA J MARVEL was born on 09 May 1866 in Indiana. She died on 01 Nov 1866 in Indiana.

vii. SYLVESTER P. MARVEL was born on 05 Nov 1870 in Alum Cove, Sullivan, Indiana. He died on 03 Apr 1917 in Fayette, Vigo County, Indiana (Death Age: 46; death in a mine accident). He married Cora Alice Badders, daughter of James Martin Badders and Mary E Wright, on 08 Apr 1888 in Sullivan County, Indiana. She was born on 09 Apr 1872 in Sullivan County, Indiana. She died on 19 Apr 1928 in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana.(Age 56)

viii. NANCY ELDORA MARVEL was born on 26 Dec 1872 in Coalmont, Clay County, Indiana. She died on 30 Jun 1946 in Lewis Township, Clay County, Indiana (Age: 74). She married Robert Wesley Scamihorn, son of Jacob Scamihorn and Mary C Scamihorn, on 01 Sep 1888 in Sullivan, Sullivan County, Indiana. He was born on 02 Feb 1867 in Pierson, Vigo, Indiana. He died on 15 Apr 1941 in Lewis, Vigo county, Indiana, (Age: 73). She then married James Edward Stevenson, son of James Stevenson and Elizabeth Hill, on 18 Jul 1942 in Indiana. He was born on 19 Aug 1876 in Tracy City, Grundy, Tennessee.

ix. WILLIAM MORTON MARVEL was born on 26 Jul 1876 in Lewis, Clay County, Indiana. He died on 23 Feb 1956 in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana (St. Anthony’s Hospital). He married Effie R Stoops, daughter of Robert Nelson Stoops and Martha Ann Woods, on 24 Dec 1893 in Clay County, Indiana. She was born on 14 Jun 1880 in Lewis, Clay County, Indiana. She died on 22 Nov 1952 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana.

x. ROBERT WINFORD MARVEL was born on 01 Oct 1881 in Alum Cave, Clay, Indiana. He died in 1912 in Indiana. He married Minnie M Beeson, daughter of Jonathan Beeson and Mary Margaret McBride, on 21 Mar 1899 in Vigo County, Indiana. She was born on 13 Jan 1876 in Saline City, Indiana. She died on 15 Oct 1934 in Collinsville, Madison, Illinois

Notes for David James Marvel:

David James Marvel died of Carbuncle on his left shoulder. Also between his left shoulder and neck. He was treated by Dr. J.W. Davis. The children and their birthdates is supplied by Mary Chestnut during a deposition for the a claim of pension increase for her father David J. Marvel. This is dated July 11, 1899. She stated that there existed a framed record of the births of the family. It was in the possession of Willliam Morton Marvel.

During the deposition, Mary stated “that her father and mother were married either in Boone – Marion Co. or Hendricks Co. Indiana. They lived near the border line of those counties. They were married at Levi Brown’s – father of my mother Amanda Brown. Neither had been married before they married each other. They never divorced and they were never separated until Death.”

David J. Marvel enlisted in the Company K of the 79th Indiana Regiment of Vol. Infantry on August 21, 1862 to serve 3 years. According to the Certificate of Disability for Discharge – “he was born in Centerville in the State of Ohio is 29 years of age, 5 feet 11 inches high, dark complexion, grey
eyes, Dark hair, and by occupation when enlisted a Farmer.” Dated August 31 st , 1863. Signed by Henry A. Mitchel at Loisville, Ky.

According to the Declaration for Invalid Army Pension dated July 30, 1864:

On this 30th of July A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty four personally appeared before me, William Wallace Clerk of the Circuit Court within and for the county and State aforesaid, David J. Marvel aged 32 years, a resident of Royalton in the county of Boone in the State of Indiana who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical David J. Marvel who enlisted in the service of the United States on the 2 nd day of September in the year 1862, as a Private in company K commanded by Captain Joseph Jordon in the 79 Regiment of Indiana Vol. Infantry in
the war of 1861, and was honorably discharged at Louisville on the 31 day of August in the year 1863: that while in the service aforesaid, and in the line of his duty at a place called Louisville in the State of Kentucky on the 20th day of September 1862, he was disabled as follows, to-wit: He was taken sick with a Bowel complaint at Louisville Ky. he left said place for Glaser Ky with the Regt. w/wn his arrival thus he was immediately stricken down with the Dysentery and sent back to Hospital No. 9 at Louisville Ky where he remained about a month then transfered to the Hospital No. 8 at New Albany, Ind.where he remained about two months then returned to the Regt at Murfreesboro Tenn where he remained about three months being unable to do any service on account of his Dysentary he was sent to the field hospital where he remained about a month then sent to Nashville, Tenn Hospital No. 7. his Dysentary became Chronic, he remained in said hospital about a month then sent back to No. 7 Hospital Louisville, Ky where he was discharged from the service. Since discharge he has been unable to perform any manual labor he is almost reduced to a skeleton. his chronic Diarrhea remains unabated, is hardly able to get about.

Declaration of Invalid Pension found at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

According to several depositions taken during the years 1864 to 1899, Most stated that he had Sunstroke and chronic Diarehea .

JOHN JESU2 MARVEL (Robert1 III) was born on 10 Feb 1836 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He died on 19 Feb 1913 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (Age: 77). He married Mary L Wilson, daughter of John P Wilson and Sarah Sally Carter, on 05 Feb 1857 in Brown Township,
Mary L Wilson was buried on 05 Jun 1924 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (Pleasant Hill Cemetery).

John Jesu Marvel and Mary L Wilson had the following children:

  1. i. ELENORA ELLENORA J.3 MARVEL was born on 26 Oct 1857 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana. She died on 05 Aug 1877 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (Age: 19). She married Samuel Jackson C. Shambaugh, son of Samuel Jackson W. Shambaugh and Minerva Ann Cooper, on 18 Nov 1875 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He was born on 08 Sep 1848 in Pike Township, Marion County, Indiana. He died on 05 Jul 1911 in New August, Hendricks, Indiana (Death Age:62).
  2. ii. CANADA HOLMES MARVEL was born on 02 Dec 1859 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana. He died on 15 Feb 1939 in Nankin Township, Wayne, Michigan (Age: 81). He married Elizabeth Ann ‘Lizzie’ Slagle, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Slagle and America Faulkner, on 16 Aug 1888 in Lebanon, Indiana. She was born on 06 Jan 1868 in Boone, Indiana. She died on 22 Mar 1937 in Indianapolis Marion County, Indiana.
    iii. ISAAC MARVEL was born on 01 Dec 1861 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana. He died on 08 May 1863 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (Age: 1). Isaac Marvel was buried on 08 May 1863 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
    (Pleasant Hill Cemetery).
  3. iv. EVERETT E. MARVEL was born on 07 Nov 1864 in Indiana. He died on 25 Sep 1932 in Hendricks, Indiana, USA (Age: 67). He married Alice A Mark, daughter of William Henry Clay Mark and Jane Highly ‘Hila’ Delong, on 29 May 1892 in Hendricks County, Indiana. She was born on 06 May 1866 in Marion County-Indiana. She died on 23 Feb 1948 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (Age: 81).
  4. v. ANNA B MARVEL was born on 24 Oct 1865 in Hendricks Co, Ind. She died on 26 Feb 1945 in Rural, Hendricks, Indiana. She married Franklin Gardner, son of Benjamin Gardner and Eliza Jane Hull, on 30 Sep 1891 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He was born on 13 Jun 1853 in Salem, Pulaski, Indiana. He died on 28 Apr 1929 in Indiana.
    vi. SARAH SALA MARVEL was born on 08 Apr 1868 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana. She died on 28 Sep 1873 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (Age: 5). Sarah Sala Marvel was buried in 1873 in Brown Township, Hendricks County,
    Indiana (Pleasant Hill Cemetery).
    vii. INFANT SON MARVEL was born on 29 Jan 1870 in Marion County, Indiana. He died on 14 Feb 1870 in Marion County, Indiana (buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery). Infant Son Marvel was buried in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.
    viii. ARTHUR MARVEL was born on 18 Mar 1874 in Indiana. He died on 23 Dec 1883 in Hendricks County, Indiana. Arthur Marvel was buried in 1883 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (Pleasant
    Hill Cemetery).

Notes for Mary L Wilson:

Obit from the Brownsburg Record – Brownsburg, Indiana dated Friday June13, 1924

Mary L. Marvel (nee Wilson) was born November 22, 1834, in Hendricks County, Indiana, and departed this life June 3, 1924, having reached the age of 89 years, 6 months and 11 days. Mrs. Marvel spent her life in and around the late home, where on February 5, 1857 she was married to John Marvel, who preceded her in death eleven years ago. To this union were born eight children, five boys and three girls, of whom there are left to mourn her demise, one daughter, Mrs. Frank Gardner, and two sons, Canada H. and Everett E. Mrs. Marvel was a life long member of the Macedonia M.E. Church. Funeral services ere conducted by Rev. Homer Dale, at the Christian Church at Traders Point, June 5th with interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The floral offerings were many and beautiful

Mary L Wilson was buried on 05 Jun 1924 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (Pleasant Hill Cemetery).

Notes for John Jesu Marvel:

According to The Republican from Danville, Indiana dated Thursday, March 11, 1897 page 1 column 5 — SUITS FILLED Joseph J. Dickerson vs. John Marvel and Mary L. Marvel.

The Republican from Danville, Indiana dated Thursday, March 25, 1897 page 1 column 6 COURT NOTES — Joseph L. Dickerson vs. John Marvel et al. Judgement for the plaintiff for $2280.97.

The Republican from Danville, Indiana dated April 29, 1897

Notice of Sale W.O. Darnall, Atty for Pltf. Sheriff’s Sale By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the clerk of the Hendricks Circuit court, in a cause wherein Joseph J. Dickinson is plaintiff and John Marvel and Mary Marvel are defendants requiring me to make the sum of two thousand two hundred and eighty-nine dollars and ninety-seven cents. ($2289.97), interest and costs. I will expose at public sale to the hightest bidder on Saturday, the 22nd day of May 1897 between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m. of said day, at the door of the court house of Hendricks county, Indiana, the rents and profits for a term not exceeding seven years of the following decribed real estate towit: The north-west quarter of the north-west quarter of section twenty , township….. If such rents and profits will not sell for a sufficient sum to satisfy said decree interest and costs, I will at the same time and place exose to public sale the fee simple of said real estate or so much thereof as may be sufficient to discharge said decree, interest and cost. Said sale will be made without any relief whatever from caluation or appraisement. Done April 28th a.d. 1897.

According to the Brownsburg Guide dated Wednesday February 16, 1966

“John Marvel grew up on his father’s farm and always devoted his attention to agriculture. He was one of the successful farmers of Brown Township. He married Mary L. Wilson in 1859. They bought an 80 acre farm and the improvements they made on it were among the best in the township. It was just north of his father’s farm and 40 acres of it is now a part of the De Wiltt Brown place on the north side of 56th Street and the other 40 is now on the south side of 86th Street owned by Mr. Oertly. Mr. and Mrs. John Marvel had eight children, among whom were Annie and Everett. Annie married Frank Gardner and Everett marred Alice Mark, a school teacher. She taught in several of the one-room schools of the township. The had three children, Elsie (Mrs. Gus White of 322 North Green Street, Brownsburg), Clarence Marvel of Wilson Road, and Elnora (Mrs. Clarence Vice of Brownsburg).
John Marvel was a well known horse breeder. He was so proud of the crops he raised that he always entered them at the Indiana State Fair which he attended every year. His garden produce and grains of the field won him many blue ribbons and premiums. The family were members of the Macedonia M.E. Church, John died on his farm at the age of 75 years”

From The History of Hendricks County (Chicago: Interstate Publishing, 1885) – Brown Township, page 478

“John Marvel was born in Hendricks County, Ind., Feb. 10, 1837, a son of Robert and Sarah Marvel, early settlers of Brown Township. He was reared in his native county, receiving but a limited education, as his services were early required at home. He has always devoted his attention to agriculture, and is one of the representative successful famers of the township. He owns a fine farm of eighty acres, and his improvements are among the best in the township. He was married in February, 1859, to Mary L. Wilson, and to them have been born eight children, but of whom are living – Canada, Evert and Annie.”

From the Danville Republican dated May 5, 1904 page 7 column 6

Danville, Indiana Over the County – The home of John Marvel, three miles southeast of Brownsburg, burned Sunday, April 16. All the contents were burned as no one was at home. Marvel had about $900 of insurance. The origin of the fire is unknown.

WILLIAM A.2 MARVEL (Robert1 III) was born in 1843 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He died in 1871 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana. He married Angeline V. Wilson, daughter of John P Wilson and Sarah Sally Carter, on 20 Oct 1867 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana.
She was born in 1841 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana. She died in 1929. He then married (2) Louisa J Bosten on 19 Sep 1861 in Marion County, Indiana. She was born in Indiana.

William A. Marvel was buried in Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana.
Angeline V. Wilson was buried in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana.

William A. Marvel and Angeline V. Wilson had the following children:

i. JOHN W3 MARVEL was born in Jul 1868 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He died in 1927 in Marion County, Indiana. He married Ida May Croan, daughter of Thomas Croan and Rebecca Nixson, on 27 Feb 1895 in Marion County, Indiana. She was born on 17 Jan 1872 in Marion County, Indiana. She died on 03 Feb 1955 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (Age: 83).

ii. JEREMIAH ‘JEREMY’ MARVEL was born on 16 Nov 1869 in Indiana. He died on 08 Sep 1870 in Indiana. Jeremiah ‘Jeremy’ Marvel was buried in Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana (Salem Cemetery).
Notes for Jeremiah ‘Jeremy’ Marvel: Jeremiah and John W. Marvel are twins. .

iii. RHETTA MARVEL was born on 27 Jan 1871 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana. She died on 31 Dec 1934 in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa (Age: 63). She married Winifeild Scott Swaim, son of Lorenzo D Swaim and Jane Wilson, on 28 Jan 1891 in Hendricks, Indiana. He was born on 24 Apr 1852 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana. He died on 12 Apr 1933 in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, (Age: 80).

William A. Marvel and Louisa J Bosten had the following children:

iv. CHARLES E. MARVEL was born on 03 Aug 1862 in Indiana. He died on 15 Aug 1863 in Indiana. Charles E. Marvel was buried in Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana (Salem Cemetery).

v. CAROLINA ARMINTA ‘MINTA’ MARVEL was born on 15 Jan 1864 in Hendricks County, Indiana. She died on 31 Oct 1952 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana (Age: 88). She married John C. Carter, son of Jeremiah Carter and Catharine G. Storts, on 20 Feb 1881 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He was born on 11 Jun 1859 in Boone County, Indiana. He died on 17 May 1928 in Lincoln, Hendricks, Indiana, (Age: 65).

MARY M2 MARVEL (Robert1 III) was born on 27 Jan 1843 in Hendricks County, Indiana. She died on 18 Jan 1927 in Indianapolis, Indiana (Age: 83). She married George W Hough, son of Isaac Hough and Louisa Ann Howard, on 25 Jul 1867 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana. He was born on 15 Jun 1836 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He died on 23 Apr 1907 in Hendricks County, Indiana (Brownsburg Cemetery). Mary M Marvel was buried on 20 Jan 1927 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana (Brownsburg Cemetery).

George W Hough and Mary M Marvel had the following children:

i. WILLIAM ROBERT ‘WILLE’3 HOUGH was born on 17 Jul 1868 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He died on 27 Dec 1931 in Hendricks County, Indiana from Asthma. He married Mary Elizabeth Molly Mayo, daughter of Francis M Mayo and Louisa Shockency, on 01 Jun 1903 in Hendricks County, Indiana. She was born in Jan 1883 in Madison County, Kentucky. She died on 03 Feb 1950 in Hendricks County, Indiana.

ii. LAURA BELLE HOUGH was born in Jan 1870 in Hendricks County, Indiana. She died on 20 Sep 1961 in Danville, Hendricks County, Indiana. She married Robert Franklin Herring, son of Azariah Herring and Ellen Beasley, on 16 Aug 1896 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He was born on 31 Jan 1864 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana. He died on 10 Nov 1923 in Hendricks County, Indiana (Age: 59).

iii. SARAH SALLIE LOUISE HOUGH was born on 07 May 1872 in Clay County, Indiana. She died on 05 May 1944 in Pettyboro, Hendricks, Indiana. She married (1) Thomas C Beasley, son of Lewis Beasley and Deborah A Sparks, on 19 Sep 1913 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He was born on 20 Jan 1871 in Hendricks, Indiana. He died on 11 Jun 1946 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (Age: 75) She then married (2) Terrillus Edgar Herring, son of Azariah Herring and Ellen Beasley, on 01 Dec 1890 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He was born on 30 Jun 1866 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He died on 24 May 1905 in Lincoln, Hendricks, Indiana. She married a third time to an unknown spouse on 01 Dec 1890 in Hendricks County, Indiana.

iv. JAMES ALBERTO HOUGH was born on 22 Nov 1874 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He died on 12 Nov 1927 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. He married Fanny Alexander, daughter of Lawson Alexander and Eliza Alexander, on 26 Dec 1900 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana. She was born on 06 Nov 1877 in Indiana. She died on 04 Oct 1959 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana (Age: 81).

v. MINNIE M. HOUGH was born on 17 Oct 1877 in Hendricks Co Ind. She died on 02 Dec 1960 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana (Age: 83). She married George D Eck, son of Teterick Eck and Margaret America Tolen, on 12 Oct 1897 in Marion, Indiana. He was born in Feb 1870 in Indiana. Minnie M. Hough was buried in 1960 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana
(Greenlawn Cemetery).

vi. ICY DORA HOUGH was born on 11 May 1880 in Hendricks County, Indiana. She died on 25 Aug 1967 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana (Age: 87). She married Alfred ‘Fred’ W Wilson, son of James T Wilson and Mary ‘Polly’ Jane McCurdy, on 11 Apr 1900 in Snacks, Marion, Indiana. He was born on 04 Jul 1876 in Pike Township, Marion County, Indiana. He died on 10 Apr 1947 in Hendricks County, Indiana (Age: 71).

vii. FREDERICK SHERMAN HOUGH was born on 30 Jun 1882 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He died on 06 Dec 1939 in Hendricks County, Indiana (Brownsburg Cemetery). He married Lena M. Marsh, daughter of Robert F. Marsh Jr and Emma R. Starkey, on 09 Oct 1909 in Marion County, Indiana. She was born on 09 May 1888 in Pike Township, Marion County, Indiana. She died in Jul 1968 in Clayton, Hendricks, Indiana (Age: 80).


Notes for Mary M Marvel:

Obituary of Mrs. Mary M. Hough – from the Brownsburg Record dated Friday January 28, 1927

Mrs. Mary M. Hough — Mary M., daughter of Robert and Sarah Marvel, was born January 27, 1843, in Hendricks County, Indiana and died January 18, 1927 at the home of her son Albert at Indianapolis, at the age of 83 years, 11 months and 23 days. She was united in marriage to George W. Hough in July 1867, soon after the close of the Civil War. To this union was born 7 children all of whom are living, Willie, Albert, Fred, Laura Herring, Sallie Beasley, Minnie Eck, and Isa (Icy) Wilson. Her husband having preceded her in death almost 20 years ago. She was next to the youngest of a large family, all of whom have preceded her in death. She was a charter member of the first Sunday School class of Macedonia and in young woman-hood cast her membership with that church. Besides these children she leaves to mourn her departure, 23 grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral Services were conducted by Eld. R. A. Fuson from the M.E Church at 11:00 a.m. last Thursday.

George W Hough was buried in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana (Greenlawn Cemetery).

Notes for George W Hough:

Enlisted in Company H, Indiana 7th Infantry Regiment on 13 Sep 1861.Mustered out on 20 Sep 1864.

JOSIAH ‘JOSEPH’ B.2 MARVEL (Robert1 III) was born on 25 Jan 1845 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana. He died on 28 Oct 1913 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana (Age: 68). He married Nancy L Wilson, daughter of John P Wilson and Sarah Sally Carter, on 31 Dec 1863 in
Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana. She was born on 04 Oct 1843 in Hendricks County, Indiana. She died on 14 Nov 1929 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana. Josiah ‘Joseph’ B. Marvel was buried in 1913 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana (Greenlawn Cemetery).

Josiah ‘Joseph’ B. Marvel and Nancy L Wilson had the following children:

i. IDA ELDORA3 MARVEL was born on 25 Sep 1864 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana. She died on 14 Jun 1935 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana (Age: 73). She married Verni S Brown, son of George Washington Brown and Mary Elizabeth Moore, on 03 Dec 1879 in Vermilion, Illinois. He was born in Feb 1854 in Brown Township, Hendricks, Indiana. He died on 18 Dec 1901 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana (Age: 48 – railroad accident – skull fracture). She then married (2) William Canada Ruse, son of Thomas Ruse and Mariah McCurdy, on 27 Nov 1890 in Marion, Indiana. He was born on 06 Jun 1862 in Indiana. He died on 19 May 1938 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana (Age: 75).

ii. CHARLES ELMER MARVEL was born on 25 Sep 1864 in Traders Point, Marion County, Indiana. He died on 25 May 1937 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana (Age: 72). He married Cora Hattie Gossett, daughter of John Bishop Gossett and Mary Malinda Beaman, in 1884 in Indiana. She was born on 23 Feb 1867 in Avon, Hendricks County, Indiana. She died on 01 Jun 1926 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (Age: 59).

iii. MARY ALICE MARVEL was born on 19 Feb 1869 in Hendricks County, Indiana. She died on 17 Apr 1940 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana. She married John Nelson Wilson, son of James T Wilson and Mary ‘Polly’ Jane McCurdy, on 19 Feb 1889 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He was born on 03 Jul 1859 in Marion County, Indiana. He died on 18 Oct 1921 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana (Age: 62).

iv. CORA LETTY MARVEL was born on 27 Dec 1870 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana. She died on 12 Mar 1947 in Hendricks County, Indiana. She married Ernest William Lange, son of Leonard Frederick Lange and Minnie Reange, on 30 Jun 1917 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. He was born on 15 Sep 1879 in Gripewald, Germany. He died on 28 Sep 1958 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. She married Walter Clay Weaver, son of Ellis M. Weaver and Eveline Weaver, on 24 Aug 1890 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He was born on 27 Dec 1868 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He died on 19 Apr 1906 in Hendricks County, Indiana.

v. HARLEN HARPER MARVEL was born on 10 Oct 1879 in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana. He died on 03 Mar 1946 in Rural, Marion, Indiana, (Age: 67). He married Nannie B Mark, daughter of William Henry Clay Mark and Jane Highly ‘Hila’ Delong, on 27 Jan 1903 in Hendricks County, Indiana. She was born on 19 Jan 1880 in Hendricks County, Indiana. She died in 1957 in Hendricks County, Indiana (Age: 77).

Notes for Josiah ‘Joseph’ B. Marvel:

Interesting note: Genealogy Data- Index to 1878 Atlas of Hendricks Co. Indiana — atlas of Hendricks County (Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co., 1878) – Brown Township, page 11.
(The author of the piece did not get Josiah’s name correct nor his mother’s name)

Marvel, Joseph, P.O. Box Trader’s Point, Marion County,; Farmer, section 30; born June 25, 1845; Son of Robert and Nancy Marvel. Married December 31, 1863 to Miss Wilson, of this township; four children: Charles E. and Ida E. (twins), born 9 25 1864 ; Mary A. born 12 29, 1867; Cora L, born 12 27, 1870, Mr. Marvel served in the 7th Ind. Vols. Is now engaged in clearing a farm for himself in the woods. He has a fine family of children, and is a worthy citizen.

Josiah Marvel was a non-commissioned officer in – private – in the Seventh Indiana Infantry for three years. Company H. Josiah was eighteen when he enlisted in the 7th Indiana Regiment of Indiana. While in Cumberland, Maryland, he contracted typhoid fever, which developed into rheumatism and chronic diarrhea. He was honorably discharged on July 1, 1862. He returned to Hendricks County and again began farming.

The 7th Indiana saw service throughout the Civil War in the Eastern Theater, especially in the (Shenandoah) Valley Campaign, Cedar Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.

According to the Indiana State Digital Archives – Military Records – Civil War – Statewide — Josiah Marvel enlisted at the age of 18 on 09/12/1861 in Indianapolis, Indiana and was discharged 07/01/1862. He was a member of Regiment 7 Company H.

Notes for Nancy L Wilson:

Nancy L Wilson was buried on 15 Nov 1929 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana (buried in Greenlawn Cemetery).

From the Indianapolis News – Indianapolis, Indiana Nov. 15, 1929 page 23

Mrs. Nancy Marvel Dies
Brownsburg Woman, 86, Spent Entire Life in Hendricks County.
Mrs. Nancy Marvel, age eighty-six, a lifelong resident of Hendricks county, died Thursday at her home in Brownsburg. The funeral was held Friday at 2 p.m. at her home in Brownsburg and burial was in he Brownsburg cemetery. She is survived by five children, Charley and Harlan Marvel and Mrs. Ida Ruse, Mrs. Alice Wilson and Mrs. Cora Weaver, eighteen grandchildren and thirty-four great-grandchildren.


Obituary dated May 22, 1929 Unknown source.

NANCY MARVEL
Nancy Wilson, daughter of John and Sarah Wilson, was born in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana. Oct 4, 1843. She was one of a family of seven children, all of whom have preceded her in death, except one, Angeline of the soldiers Home in Lafayette. She lived at the family home with her parents until her marriage to Josiah Marvel on Dec. 31, 1863. To this union was born five children, Ida Ruse and Cora Weaver of Indianapolis, Alice Wilson and Charlie of Brownsburg and Harlen of Traders Point. In their early married life she with her husband united with the Old Ebenezer Christian Church at Trader’s Point, but after moving to Brownsburg in 1903, they moved their membership to the Christian Church here. The husband died almost sixteen years ago, since which time she has lived alone. She had been in failing health for some time but had been able to be around the house until last Saturday when she fell, fracturing her arm. Her feable condition could not stand the shock and she gradually grew worse until she passed away, Thursday morning Nov. 14 at 4:30 aged 86 years, 1 month and 10 days. She leaves to mourn her departure five children, eighteen grandchildren, forty great grandchildren, one great, great grandchild, besides other relatives and a host of friends.