Marvel Family History by Robert and Muriel (Marvel) Smith and Mildred Marvel Burwell

I was given a book that is called – The Marvel Family History – by Robert and Muriel (Marvel) Smith. I have copied this volume in a series of PDFs.

The following is from the Introduction of the Remembrances Volume:

“This document is a compilation of information on the progeny of John Marvell, who was a seventeenth century emigration to America. One information source was a series of reports distributed at the annual reunions of 1920 through 1933. These reports were compiled into a single, 319 page, document which is referred to, in this document, as the “M” version of the Marvel history. These reports were developed by Dr. John Everett Marvel, Mrs. Ethel (Marvel) Blomberg, and Mrs. Ella (Armstrong) Yeakel. Anther source was a document, 280 pages in length, that was originally distributed circa 1969. This document focused on the progeny of Prettyman Marvel, Jr. and is referred to as the “B” version. It was researched and compiled by Mrs. Mildred (Marvel) Burwell. The remaining information came from extensive files developed by Burwell and information collected by the author of this document. All of these source materials will be placed on file at the Vespasian Warner Public Library, Clinton, IL.”

“Burwell, introduced a system of cross-referencing that has (been) invaluable in preparing this version. This system assigns a unique code to each lineage member of the family.” (See the Information Sources section for further explanation.)

This document was compiled by Robert and Muriel (Marvel) Smith and will be referred to as the “S” version. Where information for this version was extracted from the earlier versions credit and page numbers are given.”

from Information Sources page 3, The Marvel Family History by Robert and Muriel (Marvel) Smith August 5, 1996

Some of the information in the Linage Indexes may not be correct. The information was done from earlier versions and updated with new information. When using the various indexes, use the information as a guide in your research. As always – please verify all family connections with verifiable proof.

The link below is a PDF of Mildred Marvel Burwell’s work – ‘B’ Version

History of the Marvel Family – Prettyman and Lavinia (Rogers) Marvel by Midred Marvel Burwell

(The above file was found at this location :

The link below will lead to the pages of the Marvel Family History by Robert and Muriel (Marvel) Smith – “S” Version

The Marvel Family History by Robert and Muriel (Marvel) Smith – Link