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 Marinda Sarah <I>Hanchett</I> Marble

Marinda Sarah Hanchett Marble

Birth
McKean, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 21 Sep 1899 (aged 64)
Central Valley, Sevier County, Utah, USA
Burial Central Valley, Sevier County, Utah, USA
Plot 140
Memorial ID 88968 · View Source
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Daughter of Elam Martin Hanchett and Sarah Meacham

Married William Lorenzo Marble, abt 1852, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Mary Almeda Marble, William Lorenzo Marble, Martin Nathaniel Marble, Elam Sylvester Marble, Sarah Marinda Marble, Mary Almeda Marble, Henry Myron Marble, George Benjamin Marble, Appleton Milo Marble, Emma Jane Marble, Joseph Austin Marble

History - Marinda was the third child. Sarah Marinda was born on February 18, 1835. The fourth child was Mary Rosetta, she was born August 20, 1837 in Kirkland, Ohio. Mary married Wesley Norton. She lived and died in Nephi, Utah. The fifth child was Elam Sylvester, born about 1838 at Kirkland, Ohio. He died in Nauvoo, Ill. at about 18 years of age.

After the death of Marinda's mother, she and her brother, Elam, were put in the care of another family. The woman who took care of them had cancer and was in very bad condition. Her own daughter refused to dress her cancerous sores. Marinda, a mere child, was required to do this unpleasant task.

One day Marinda's father was expected for a visit to see his children. Marinda was concerned with her little brother whom she thought was being mistreated. Marinda took her brother aside and persuaded him to put on an act so the father would take him away. The plan worked. When the father arrived, Elam went to him and cried and begged to be taken away. The father took him back with him. Marinda was left with the family.

Marinda's father, Martin married a second time. His wife was Almeda Marble. She was the daughter of Nathaniel and Mary King Marble. This meant that after Marinda married Lorenzo Marble her husbands sister became her step mother. Both her father and step-mother died in Nauvoo, within three weeks of each other. (1848) So at the age of 13, she was without parents.

During the time they lived in Nauvoo, Martin Hanchett was told if he would deny Mormonism, his home would be saved, otherwise it would be burned. He refused to deny his faith, he went home, packed his belongings into a wagon and started to take his family to a safer place. Before they were out of sight of their home, it was in flames at the hands of the mobsters.

After Marinda's father died, she and her sister, Diantha lived with George and Polly Stringham and came with them to Utah. It is thought they came with the Appleton-Harmon Companies. Marinda and her brothers and sisters called Mr. and Mrs. Stringham, Aunt Polly and Uncle George. Sometime they called Mrs. Stringham, mommy Stringham. The Stringham's were good to Marinda and she stayed with them until she was married.

In 1852, William Lorenzo Marble went to Salt Lake City from Manti for a 3-day visit. He went purposely to seek out a childhood friend, Marinda Hanchett. He saw her hand in marriage and when he returned to Manti, he had a bride with him. She was 17 and was about seven years older then when they knew each other. They had 10 children together.

William (Lorenzo) and Marinda lived the first few years of their life in Manti and Richfield, Utah. Later, they moved to Salem. Still later, they moved to Central, Utah in Sevier County. Lorenzo did farming there. It was in Central that Marinda died, 21 Sept. 1899.

Marinda probably had no schooling. She would write a little but seldom did. She was very much a home person and not socially inclined. She was a good cook and her main interests were in her home raising her family. She was a small woman, slender, not very strong. In her prime had heavy dark hair and very dark eyes. She was a quick spoken person and fearless in asserting her rights. She helped a alot in caring for the sick among her neighbors.

*This was written from the memory of Sarah Marinda Marble Jackman by her granddaughter when Sarah was 80 years old. Her grand daughter noted that her grandmother's mind was remarkably keen and she could not have written this history without her help.


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  • Maintained by: SMSmith
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88968
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marinda Sarah Hanchett Marble (15 Feb 1835–21 Sep 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88968, citing Central Valley Cemetery, Central Valley, Sevier County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .