Marks Family of Chatham County, North Carolina

                                                                                                                                                  Submitted by Sharon Marks



 

1st.ZACHIUS MARKS b. ca.1824 Chatham County, North Carolina / d. August 22, 1864

     Richmond Hospital, Virginia / m. Emaline Burns, Dec. 10, 1842 Chatham, NC (b. Mar. 1819

     NC / d. 1902, buried on the family farm in Buies Creek, Harnett Co., NC)
 
 

children (2nd gen):

1a. WILLIAM HARRIS MARKS b. Feb. 1844 Lower Regiment, Chatham Co., NC / d. 1924 IN /

      bur. Circle Grove Cem., Spiceland, IN (Quaker) / m. Prudence Elizabeth Burns (b. Sept. 22,

      1836 Chatham Co., NC / d. 1908 IN, bur. Circle Grove Cem., Spiceland, IN / dau. of  Micajah

      & Hannah (White) Burns)
 
 

2a. LUCIEN H. MARKS b. Apr.28, 1845 North Carolina / d. between Sept. & Dec. 1904 / m.

     Clementine Gattis, Jan. 22, 1866 Wake Co., NC (dau. of Thomas & Melinda Gattis, b. May 19,

     1847 NC / d. aft. July 1907 buried on the family farm in Buies Creek, Harnett Co., NC (stone

     missing)
 
 

            children (3rd gen.):

1b. Wesley Marks b. ca. 1866 North Carolina / d. prob. before 1880, buried on the family

      farm in Buies Creek, Harnett Co., NC (stone missing)
 
 

2b. Zacchius Marks b. ca. Mar. 1870 Chatham Co., North Carolina / d. Mar.31, 1928

      Bromley, Alabama, bur. Bankester Cemetery, Alabama  / 1m. Stella A. – 1897 WY (b.

      Mar. 1878 WY) / 2m.? Addie Phillipps, July 24, 1912  (dau. of George W. & Susie

      Phillipps / b. 1896) / 3m. Dessie Jane Peterson Askegren, Mar. 21, 1923 Escambia

      Co, Florida (dau. of Daniel & Emma (Andrews) Peterson, b. Sept. 28, 1897 Florida /

      d. Nov. 11, 1966 San Diego, CA / bur. Mt. Hope Cem., San Diego, CA)

                                    (my line of decent)
 
 

     3b. Leola Marks b. May 24, 1875 North Carolina / d.July 16, 1948 Norfolk, Virginia, bur.

           Forest Lawn Cem, Norfolk, Virginia / m. John Middeton Burns (b. ca. 1884 / d. July

           12, 1947, Son of Henry & Hannah Burns)
 
 

    4b. Edmond Elwin Marks (or Edmond) b. Oct. 20, 1882 North Carolina / m. Mary Eva

          Reardon (dau. of JR & Emma Reardon d. late 60’s), Nov. 29, 1903 Neills Creek, NC,

          divorced / d. July 4, 1969 Raleigh, NC
 
 

            5b. Joseph Early Marks b. June 29, 1885 North Carolina / 1m. Minnie - / 2m. Minnie - ,

                    ca. 1905 / 2MARRIED:  Ouida - , ca. 1916 (b. 1893 GA)
 
 

6b. McDonald Marks  b. Sept. 9, 1887 North Carolina / d. July 26, 1934 Neills Creek,

      North Carolina (bur. Buies Creek Cem.) / m. Lina Eetelle Reardon, July 14, 1907

      Neills Creek, NC  (dau. of J.R. & Emma Reardon, b. 1889 / d. Sept. 4, 1962 Buies

      Creek, NC, bur, Buies Creek Cem.)
 
 

7b. Walter Raleigh Marks  b. Aug. 25, 1878 North Carolina / d. May 7, 1957 (bur. West

      Parkview Cem., Portsmouth, VA.)/ m. Bessie Crawford, 1903 (dau. of John S. &

      Minnie S. (Gerke) Crawford, b. 1886 NC / d. 1948 Portsmouth, VA)
 
 
 
 

3a. SIMEON G. MARKS b. 1857 NC / never married / d. 1928 NC, buried on the family farm in

      Buies Creek, Harnett Co., NC; probate: Apr. 24, 1929 Dunn, NC
 
 
 
 

My Marks family goes back to 1824 with Zachius Marks. Thus far no information has surfaced as to his
parentage.  Although he lived next door to Willis Marks and very close to Mary Marks. If anyone can help
with how these families are related
 
 

Mary Marks shows up on the 1850 (Lower Regiment) & 1860 (Middle Division), Chatham County census,
living virtually next door to the Zachius Marks family.  She is listed as 81 years old. In the same household
are Lucinda H. Marks (age 35, b. ca. 1815 NC) and Louiza A. Marks (age 13, b. ca. 1837 NC). In a deed
dated July 5, 1855 it states that “William H. Marks and Lucian H. Marks sons of Zacheus Marks” “that the
said Mary Marks hath this day for and inconsideration of the natural affection, together with the
sum of one dollar to her in hand paid by the said William H and Lucian H. Marks, doth hereby convey grant
and give for the above consideration unto the said William H and Lucian H Marks all her rights and title to
the tract of land on which she now lives, except the House and Lot, as long as she may live. The house
and lot then to be used by her daughter Lucinda Marks as long as she may think proper to occupy it”.
 
 

Willis Marks was born circa 1810 NC and shows up in the 1840 & 1850 Chatham County, NC census
records as a farmer living next door to Zachius.  His children are listed as: Mary – b. 1832 NC, Thomas B. –
b. 1834 NC, Francis - b. 1836 NC, Samuel – b.1838 NC, Calvin – b. 1840 NC