Prettyman Wood Marvel, Sr

Prettyman Wood Marvel, Sr

Birth
Dagsboro, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Death 1 Oct 1856 (aged 93)
Waynesville, DeWitt County, Illinois, USA
Burial Waynesville, DeWitt County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 31588184 · View Source
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Prettyman Marvel married LAVINA ROGERS. She was born 1765 in Sussex County, Delaware, and died 1848 in Gibson Co., IN.

Prettyman Marvel was born January 29, 1763 in Sussex county, Delaware. He was the son of David Marvel and Sarah Comfort Prettyman. He was a young man at the time of the American Revolution and he told of seeing Gen. Washington and his men marching past, and of the privations and suffering of the Continental Army. Prettyman was of small stature and an expert rider of race horses. Prettyman Marvel married Lavina Rogers (daughter of John Rogers and Comfort Prettyman) in 1788.

A son, whom they named John was born to them April 8, 1794. Their second child, Patience, was born in 1796. That same year, the family moved to Green County Georgia. Prettyman found the soil in Georgia to be not as fertile as the Delaware soil. After a few years of very poor returns on his crops and failing health, due to the humid climate, Prettyman and his family felt they needed to leave Georgia. In 1808, with their seven children (John, Patience, Comfort, Prettyman Jr., James, Wiley and Nancy) they began traveling North on horse back and in wagons. They stopped in Livingston county, Kentucky during the summer of 1809. Here Lavina gave birth to their eighth child, Elizabeth. The group crossed Ohio River that autumn and settled near "Old Fort Branch" in Gibson County, Indiana. After settling in Gibson County, Prettyman and Lavina Marvel had another son, George Rogers Marvel. Lavina was 50 years old when he was born. The Prettyman Marvel home was located in Gibson County, about 4 ½ miles southwest of the present city of Owensville, in Montgomery Township. It was less than a mile northeast of the Black River Schoolhouse and about the same distance southeast of the Antioch church. Prettyman and Lavina Marvel joined the Methodist Church.

In 1850 Lavina died and Prettyman moved into the big house with his son, George Rogers, and family. In 1851 George Rogers decided to buy a large farm in Franklin county, Illinois. The farm was located near the Cave Township. George Rogers took his father, Prettyman, with him to the new home. Prettyman Marvel died on 1 October 1856, at the age of 93 years.





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  • Created by: Edd Marks
  • Added: 21 Nov 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 31588184
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Prettyman Wood Marvel, Sr (29 Jan 1763–1 Oct 1856), Find a Grave Memorial no. 31588184, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Waynesville, DeWitt County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Edd Marks (contributor 46883608) .