MARR, Joseph

Male 1750 - 1796  (46 years)


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  • Name MARR, Joseph 
    Born 15 Jun 1750  Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    • From Bell's History of Northumberland County PA 1891: JOSEPH MARR was one of the pioneers of Turbut township, Northumberland county, the site of his home being now embraced in the borough of Milton. He was born June 15, 1750, in Northampton county, Pennsylvania, where he married Susannah Frampton of the same county, born April 27, 1754. In 1792 he purchased three hundred seventy-nine acres of land from the widow of Turbutt Francis, a part of a tract known as "Colonel's Reward", lying on the east bank of the West Branch, immediately north of Milton. It must have been well improved property, as he paid at the rate of four pounds per acre for it. In 1793 he settled upon his purchase, where he died, September 3, 1796; his widow survived him until December 27, 1826. They were the parents of six children: Mary, who married Robert Martin; Hannah, who became the wife of Williarn Hull; David, who died, February 14, 1819; William. who died December 18, 1823; Joseph, who died October 5, 1804; and Alern, who became quite a prominent lawyer and politician and served two terms in Congress.
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    • History of the land bought by Joseph Marr from Turbut Francis - The localities of the Indian tribes prior to William Penn's arrival (Oct. 24, 1682) have been identified as follows: The Six Nations occupied the territory north of the sources of the Susquehanna and the Delaware rivers. Land was purchased from them in 1754 and the New Purchase advertised by the land office Feb. 23, 1769. In 1764 officers who served under Colonel Bouquet made an agreement in writing with each other that they would apply to the Proprietors (the Penns) for a tract of land for their services, to be divided among themselves. One Col. Turbut Francis's tract was 2,775 acres, surveyed to him in one tract adjoining the tract bought by him in Montour, embracing what is called Turbut township. It was called the "Colonel's Reward." Joseph Marr bought part of this land from the widow of Turbut Francis in 1792.

      On July 2, 1792, Joseph Marr purchased from the widow of Turbut Francis a tract of land, one mile square, a part of the tract known as the "Colonel's Reward," lying on the east bank of the west branch of the Susquehanna river, embracing the northern part of what is now Milton, including the three farms north of that place. For this land he paid "four pounds per acre lawful money of Pennsylvania and a negro girl at the price of thirty pounds." He settled on the property in 1793 and immediately built a stone house beautifully situated on the banks of the river. It is still standing. In later years it was purchased from the family of Alem Marr, his son, by Moses Chamberlin. Joseph Marr died Sept. 18, 1796, aged forty-six years, and was buried in what was then the Marr burying ground, where the Lincoln street schoolhouse stands. Later his remains were removed to the upper cemetery, where they now rest. Mr. Marr was an earnest and consistent member of the Episcopal Church, in his day called the Church of England. On Aug. 18, 1794, he and his wife Susanna gave a tract of land, in Church lane, adjoining Upper Milton, to the trustees of the Episcopal congregation for burial and church purposes. He was one of the founders of the church of that denomination and the prime mover in the erection of the first church of that faith in Northumberland county. The church as an organized body dates back to 1793.
    _UID E5FF1F864E4D7F46ABCF2F4AC439F2EBB63B 
    Died 18 Sep 1796  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Marr burial ground, moved to Milton Cemetery 
    Person ID I608  Milton Families
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2015 

    Father MARR, Lawrence,   b. 1700, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1781, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family PRICE, Susannah,   b. 27 Apr 1754,   d. 27 Dec 1826, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1776 
    Children 
     1. MARR, Mary,   b. 20 Apr 1775, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1830  (Age 54 years)
     2. MARR, Hannah,   b. 23 Mar 1777, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1858, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. MARR, David,   b. 14 Mar 1779, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1819  (Age 39 years)
     4. MARR, Alem,   b. 18 Jun 1781, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1843  (Age 61 years)
     5. MARR, William,   b. 26 Mar 1782, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1823  (Age 41 years)
     6. MARR, Joseph,   b. 5 May 1785, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1804  (Age 19 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jun 1750 - Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Sep 1796 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Marr burial ground, moved to Milton Cemetery - - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Bell's History of Northumberland County PA 1891, Page 971.

    2. [S14] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Pages 301 and 296.