Solomon Marble

New York, USA
Death 12 Mar 1879 (aged 83)
Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois, USA
Burial Round Lake, Lake County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 184386167 · View Source
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March 15 1879 pg 3 col 8
Waukegan Gazzette
MARBLE- In Avon, March 12th, 1879 Soloman Marble aged 83.
Mr. Marble was a native of New York State and moved to Ohio in an early day, but settle in Lake county in 1839 and has made this his home nearly all of the time for forty years. His remains were interred in the Fort Hill burying ground.

per "An American Family, Botsford-Marble Ancestral Lines," compiled for Otis Marble Botsford of Winona, Minnesota by Donald Lines Jacobus; New Haven, Connecticut; 1933:
"Soloman, b. 20 Feb. 1796 (Bible record); d. at Waukegan, Ill., 12 Mar. 1879 ac. 83 (gravestone) or 13 Mar. 1879 (Bible record). He was married four times. His third wife, Mary, d. at Waukegan, 3 Aug. 1845 ac. 46 (gravestone). "
(Footnote: The age on the stone was read as 16, an obvious misreading for 46. Perhaps the year of death was also misread; otherwise, the Bible record errs as to the date of the next marriage.)
He m. fourth, May 1845, Catherine Converse, b. 1 Aug. 1813, d. 18 May 1883. She probably m. (2) as Catherine B. Marble, aged 66, in Lake County, Ill., 9 Mar. 1880, Hiram Fox. Soloman lived in Ohio for a time, but in 1839 moved to Lake County, Ill., traveling with covered wagon from Cleveland. He brought ten sheep on foot, and three horses, among the first horses to be brought to Lake County. Getting stuck in the mud on the site now occupied by Chicago, he said he would not locate there if they gave him the land, it was a mud hole. Soloman suffered an infection of the leg in early life, which left him lame and in-capacitated him for hard work. He raised peppermint and extracted the oil and sold it; having secured a competence thus, he bought a large acreage in Lake County. He always wore a high plug hat and white shirt and collar, unusual for that period and in a wild new country. By one of his earlier marriages he had daughters,--Alice, m. 20 June 1838, Gilbert Granger, and d. at Waukegan, Ill., 7 Aug. 1847; Cynthia, who m. in Lake County, Ill., 28 Jan. 1845, Lorenzo Wilson; and Sabina, who m. in Lake County, Ill., 16 Dec. 1847, James B. Brown and in 1878 was the only child living who had come from Ohio with Soloman. By his fourth wife, he had two daughters,--Caroline, b. 5 Mar. 1849, m. 30 Nov. 1867, Erastus T. Cleveland and lived in Lake Villa, Ill., and Mary H., b. 7 July 1852, m. 5 Mar. 1873, Marshall B. Huson; and a son, the late Converse Marble.
(Footnote: Converse Marble, b. in Avon Township, Lake County, Ill., 2 Nov. 1847, d. at Sheboygan, Wis., 28 or 29 Dec. 1926; m. 3 Oct. 1870, Arabella King, a granddaughter of Levi Marble." (Levi Marble was Soloman's brother, so Arabella was Converse's 1st cousin, once removed.)
page 119: "Levi and Solomon Marble were her (Amanda (Marble) Wait) brothers, and among the early settlers of Lake County."
page 124: "They (Levi Marble and wife Elizabeth) both died in Waukegan, Ill., and are are buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery, the land for which was donated by his brother, Soloman Marble, and by George Thompson."
Page 136: A letter from Soloman's niece, Elizabeth Electa (Marble) Botsford, to her cousin Ephraim Westbrook, dated March 4, 1878, states, in part:
"Uncle Soloman is living 14 miles west of here (Waukegan, Ill.,) on a farm, he is quite an invalid, has been lame from a child, has a bad cough, seldom goes from home, his P.O. address is Fort Hill, Lake Co., Ill., shall send him your letter. He is living with his fourth wife, he has but one child living, who came with him from Ohio, that is Sabina Brown, she lives near her father. Uncle has one son and two daughters by his present wife, Aunt Kate."

NOTE: A grave marker has not been located in the Fort Hill Cemetery as October 2017.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Solomon Marble (20 Feb 1796–12 Mar 1879), Find a Grave Memorial no. 184386167, citing Fort Hill Cemetery, Round Lake, Lake County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Vernon B Paddock (contributor 46984111) .