New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 21, 1865|
Seth Marvin was born in Goshen, Orange County, New York. He is thought to be the twelfth and youngest child of David Marvin and Hannah Gregory. His family moved to the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania (modern Wilkes-Barre), scene of the historic Wyoming Massacre of July 3, 1778, where Captain David Marvin is memorialized on the Wyoming Battlefield monument inscription. Seth's gravesite has a bronze plaque recognizing him for service as a Private in the Wyoming Valley Company that fought in the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey, on June 28, 1778. Most records show that Seth married Mercy Ann Noble in 1782, but this is clearly an error, as her tombstone at Angelica, New York, indicates that at her death in 1826 she was only 46 years old. They had 12 children: Mercy Ann Hannah, Samuel, Zebediah, Phebe, Catharine C., George, Stephen, Jane, Prudence, John, William, Angeline. Living first at Wyoming, they later moved to New York, where they lived in New Haven, Oswego County, then in Angelica, Allegany County, where Mercy died in 1826. In 1829 Seth remarried, to Priscilla Nobbs (born 1784 in Connecticut) in Ashtabula, Ohio, and they lived in the Pennline, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, area for the balance of his very long life. He fathered four more children: Seth A. Marvin II, Sallie, and two whose names are unknown.
"The Oldest Voter In The United States. - Seth Marvin, of Conneaut township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, aged 105 years, deposited his vote for Lincoln and Johnson, in that place on election day. He has ten grandsons in the Union army and insisted that his name be placed upon the roll by the enrolling officer. He was in the battle of Monmouth, in the Revolution, and retains all his faculties but his sight."
From The Oregon Statesman
Vol. 14 - No. 50 Salem, Oregon Monday, Feb. 13, 1865
Priscilla Nobbs Marvin (1784 - 1872)
Mercy Ann Noble Marvin (1780 - 1826)*
Hannah Stevens Marvin Comes (1797 - 1856)*
Zebediah Marvin (1800 - 1876)*
Phebe Ann Marvin Starkey (1804 - 1881)*
Catharine C. Marvin Reeves (1810 - 1902)*
Prudence Marvin Taft (1814 - 1886)*
Note: There is a discrepancy between the marriage date of 1782 for Seth and Mercy, her stated age of 46 at her death in 1826, and the birthdate for their eldest child, 1797. Also poor documentation of Seth's parentage. Married in 1796?
Maintained by: John Ival Blair
Originally Created by: skye
Record added: Aug 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40435326
For great-great-great Grandpa Seth who lived longer than anybody else in my tree. He fought at the Battle of Monmouth in the Revolutionary War and lived to vote for Abraham Lincoln in 1864.|
John Ival Blair
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