MARR, David Price

Male 1816 - 1864  (48 years)


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  • Name MARR, David Price 
    Born 12 Feb 1816  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography

    • David Price Marr, son of William Marr and grandson of Joseph Marr, was born Feb. 12, 1816, on the homestead near Milton, and died Sept. 2, 1864, aged forty-eight years. Though he died at a comparatively early age, he had made a signal success of his business life, his great industry, perseverance and good practical sense having won him notable standing among his fellow men. Possessed of fine executive ability, he was engaged in assisting to complete the system of internal improvements which had been so successfully commenced in his State. It would be difficult to mention another whose death was so generally felt and so sincerely lamented.

      In early life he was a farmer. Later he engaged extensively in railroad and bridge building for the Catawissa, Northern Central, Philadelphia & Erie and other roads. At the time of his death he was associated with his cousin, J. B. Moorhead, of Philadelphia, president of the Philadelphia & Erie Road, in carrying on railroad construction in the State of New York. He was also interested in manufacturing, having built and owned the White Deer Woolen Mills, later taking Benjamin Griffey in as a partner. After his death this property was bought by Ario Pardee, of Hazleton; the mills were destroyed by fire in 1878. The Presbyterian church in Milton which was destroyed in the great fire, which occurred May 14, 1880, was built by him. His industries were many and varied.

      On Dec. 17, 1839, David Price Marr married his first wife, Hetty L. Davis, who was born in 1814 and died July 2, 1848. He married Jan. 22, 1850, (second) Harriet J. Matchin, born Sept. 11, 1820, daughter of Joseph and Janette (Hiatt) Matchin, of London, England, died March 30, 1896. The children of David Price and Hetty L. Marr were: (1) Anna Eliza, born Oct. 30, 1840, married Sept. 24, 1861, John A. Grier, who was born at Brandywine Manor, Chester Co., Pa., Jan. 9, 1834, and died at Chicago, Ill., Nov. 18, 1902. (2) William Price, born Nov. 20, 1842, died Aug. 30, 1850. (3) Mary Helen, born Nov. 9, 1844, married June 6, 1864, Col. John McCleery, a prominent attorney of Milton, and a leading member of the Northumberland county bar.

      The children of David Price and Harriet J. (Matchin) Marr were: (1) William Price was killed on the Pennsylvania railroad, while crossing the track near his home. He was in his nineteenth year, and a student in his sophomore year at Princeton College, New Jersey. (2) Alem K. married Jan. 16, 1878, Ella L. Schofield, of Addison, N. Y., and lives in Prince George county, Md. (3) David Brainard lives in Prince George county, Md. (4) Alfred Hiatt who lives at Eagles Mere, is married and has two children, David and Harriet. (5) Janette Dales married Edmund Hunter Heaton, of Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 14, 1885, and resides in Milton.
    Census (desc) 1860  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    working as a farmer 
    _UID B7EA91E42716C4409A2A9AD30BA8D69FB076 
    Died 2 Sep 1864  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I621  Milton Families
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2009 

    Father 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) 
    Mother BARBER, Mary,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 DAVIS, Esther L. (1),   b. 1814,   d. 2 Jul 1848  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 17 Dec 1839 
    Children 
     1. MARR, Anna Elizabeth,   b. 30 Oct 1840,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. MARR, William Price,   b. 20 Nov 1842,   d. 30 Aug 1850  (Age 7 years)
     3. MARR, Mary Helen,   b. 9 Nov 1844, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1928, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. MARR, Rebecca L.,   b. 11 Feb 1847, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1850  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F246  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 MATCHIN, Harriet J. (2),   b. 11 Sep 1820,   d. 30 Mar 1896  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 22 Jan 1850 
    Children 
     1. MARR, William Price,   b. 1851,   d. Jan 1870  (Age 19 years)
     2. MARR, Alem K.,   b. 1854,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. MARR, David Brainard,   b. 1856, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1928, Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. MARR, Alfred Hiatt,   b. 1859,   d. 1917  (Age 58 years)
     5. MARR, Jeanette Dales,   b. 7 May 1861, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1939  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Feb 1816 - Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a farmer - 1860 - Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Sep 1864 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 299.

    2. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 11.