Information on Philip Marvel Sr.

PHILIP PHILLIP1 MARVEL SR. was born on 13 Nov 1735 in Stepney Parish, Somerset County, Maryland (Christened on Nov. 30, 1735). He died on 04 May 1795 in Dover, Sussex, Delaware. He married Comfort Rodney, daughter of William Rodney and Mary Hill, on 16 Jun 1751 in Somerset, Maryland. She was born on 28 Apr 1738 in Sussex County, Delaware. She died on 12 Feb 1801 in Dagsboro Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware.

Philip Phillip Marvel Sr. and Comfort Rodney had the following children:

  1. THOMAS2 MARVEL was born on 08 Mar 1761 in Dagsboro Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware. He died on 04 Sep 1836 in Sussex County, Delaware. He married Leah Jones, daughter of Jacob Jones and Mary Magdaline Rodney, on 07 Jan 1796 in Sussex County, Delaware (Performed by L. Conway). She was born on 30 Mar 1772 in Sussex County, Delaware. She died on 20 Jun 1808 in Dagsboro Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware. He married Priscilla Prissa Harris, daughter of Abraham Harris Sr. and Director Dickerson, on 18 Oct 1784 in Sussex County, Delaware (Cememony performed by Simon Kollock). She was born on 19 Sep 1761 in Sussex County, Delaware. She died on 07 Sep 1795 in Sussex County, Delaware. He married Andasiah McCalley, daughter of Robert W. McCalley and Angelina Unknown, on 20 Aug 1808 in Sussex County, Delaware. She was born on 29 Oct 1764. She died on 25 Jul 1850 in Sussex County, Delaware.
  2.  RHODA MARVEL was born on 18 Feb 1763 in Dagsboro Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware. She died in 1804 in Sussex County, Delaware. She married William Garfield Burcher, son of William Butcher and Frances Stephenson, on 21 Aug 1781 in Sussex County, Delaware (Lewes and\ Coolspring Presbyterian Church, Lewes, Sussex Co., Delaware). He was born on 22 Oct 1752 in Sussex County, Delaware. He died in 1798 in Sussex County, Delaware.  She married George Collins, son of John Collins and Leah Bloxam, on 06 Jun 1799 in Indian River, Sussex County, Delaware.  He was born in 1750 in Delaware. He died in 1840 in Delaware.
  3. WILLIAM MARVEL was born on 16 May 1765 in Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware. He died on 27 Apr 1847 in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex, Delaware. He met RACHEL ENNIS. She was born in 1769 in Delaware. She died in 1854 in Sussex County, Delaware.
  4. AARON MARVEL was born on 12 Sep 1767 in Dagsboro Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware. He died on 18 Apr 1836 in Dagsboro Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware. He married Margaret Levina Prettyman, daughter of George Prettyman and Levenia Jones, on 04 Feb 1794 in Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware. She was born in 1773 in Sussex County, Delaware. She died on 08 Mar 1855 in Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware.
  5. MARY ‘POLLY’ MARVEL was born on 29 Mar 1770 in Indian River Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware. She died in 1800. She met CHRISTOPHER DENNY.
  6. ADAM MARVEL was born on 17 May 1772 in Sussex County, Delaware. He died in 1830 in Dagsboro Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware. He married Sarah ‘Sally’ Short, daughter of Isaac Short and Elizabeth Betsy Connaway, on 06 Dec 1798. She was born in 1778 in Delaware. She died on 16 Dec 1859 in Sussex County, Delaware.
  7. DAVID MARVEL was born on 18 Jan 1775 in Dagsboro, Sussex County, Delaware. He died on 13 Sep 1866 in Willow Grove, Kent County, Delaware. He married Ann Berry, daughter of William Berry and Sarah Leach, on 19 Jan 1826 in Murderkill Hundred, Kent County, Delaware. She was born on 05 Dec 1783 in Kent County, Delaware. She died on 03 Oct 1861 in Willow Grove, Kent County, Delaware. He married Elizabeth Gilder, daughter of Henry Gilder and Tamar Dunning, on 06 Dec 1798 in Sussex County, Delaware. She was born in 1780 in Kent, Delaware. She died in 1825 in Murderkill Hundred, Kent County, Delaware.
  8. CAPTAIN PHILIP P MARVEL was born on 09 Feb 1779 in Sussex County, Delaware. He died on 19 Aug 1850 in Dagsboro Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware. He married Elizabeth Jefferson, daughter of Job Jefferson and Sarah Morris, on 03 Sep 1801 in Sussex County, Delaware. She was born on 02 Apr 1775 in Sussex County, Delaware. She died on 29 Mar 1827 in Sussex County, Delaware.
  9. CHLOE CHLOEG MARVEL was born on 10 May 1782 in Sussex County, Delaware. She died on 28 Sep 1843 in Georgetown, Sussex County, Delaware (Buried on the Joshua Pepper Farm). She married Eli Pepper, son of Joshua Pepper and Elizabeth McCauley, in 1800 in Sussex County, Delaware. He was born on 28 Apr 1770 in Georgetown, Sussex County, Delaware. He died on 03 Nov 1856 in Georgetown, Sussex County, Delaware.

Notes for Philip Phillip Marvel Sr.:
On May 20, 1776 Thomas Marvel, Sr. formerly of Worcester Co. now Sussex Co., conveyed to Philip Marvel a parcel of land in Indian River Hundred, 100 acres, granted to afsd Thomas Marvel by patent dated September 16, 1760, of which land is sold 54 1/2 acres for 10 pounds (SUDELR M12:429)

Philip Marvel’s will was made on 4 May 1795 in Dagsboro Hundred.

Heirs: wife Comfort Marvel; sons Philip, Thomas, William, Aaron, Adam and David Marvel; daus. Mary and Cloe Marvel, and Rhoda Butcher
Executor Name: wife Comfort Marvel
Witness Names: Simon Kollock, Rachel Sirman

Will Probate Date: 12 May 1795 Arch. vol. A87, pages 11-12. Reg. of Wills, Liber E, folios 36-37. [Note: – Arch. vol. A87, page 12 mentions William Butcher].

Source Information: Ancestry.com. Sussex County, Delaware Probate Records, 1680-1800 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: Calendar of Sussex County, Delaware Probate Records, 1680-1800. Georgetown, DE: Public Archives Commission, 1964.

Notes for Comfort Rodney:
Comfort Marvel died leaving a will dated 20 Sept 1800, proved 9 March 1802. To son Phillip Marvel, all the cyder casks. To granddaughter Elon Burcher, bed and furniture, to be in the care of her guardian til she comes of age. After payment of debts the residue of estate to my two daughters Mary Marvel and Chloe Marvel and grandaughter Elen Burcher. Mentions granddaughter Comfort Burcher. Exec: son Adam Marvel, Wits: Thomas Marvel, Aaron Marvel. (SCP Arch. F6:33)

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