Levi Marble

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Levi Marble

Birth
Williamsburg, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 4 Mar 1874 (aged 83)
Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois, USA
Burial Round Lake, Lake County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 59071668 · View Source
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Born the son of Anna Dunham and Ephraim Marble, Levi married Elizabeth Granger on February 19, 1809 in Sodus, New York. They raised nine children as early settlers in Avon Township, Lake County, Illinois.
Enlisted as a teamster in 1813 under Gen. McClure, NY Militia, Levi transported baggage serving at the Battle of Ft. George, NY May 25-27, 1813 and at the Burning of Sodus Point, NY June 20, 1813. He received bounty land for his service. The 1878 widow pension application of Elizabeth Marble was rejected. Levi was considered a civil employee thus not qualified for a widow pension.
Elected the first Justice of the Peace in the town of Avon in 1839, Levi continued in office without interruption for about thirty years. In 1840 the Fort Hill Post Office was moved to the Marble house when he was appointed Postmaster. The first school house, built of hewn logs in the SW corner of town around 1841, became known as Marble School House, due to Levi, who lived immediately to the west of it. Further illustrating his importance in the community, Levi was selected as a delegate from Lake County to the Chicago River and Harbor Convention of July 1847.
One Lake County historical sketch from 1852 notes a "large and extensive fruit nursery is a matter of worthy notice containing 50,000 trees of various kinds of fruit and choice varieties", attributed to Esq. Levi Marble.


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  • Created by: Dabparis
  • Added: 22 Sep 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 59071668
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Levi Marble (10 May 1790–4 Mar 1874), Find a Grave Memorial no. 59071668, citing Fort Hill Cemetery, Round Lake, Lake County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Dabparis (contributor 47264160) .