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Josiah Silas Marcum

JOSIAH SILAS MARCUM, b. 2 May 1759, Chesterfield Co., VA, d. March 1846 Wayne Co., VA, m. (1) ca 1779 to Eda McDonald, b. 1760, d. <1829, daughter of Jared McDonald & Eleanor Atkinson; (2) Polly Belcher, b. 1763 VA. Family moved 1763 to Prince Edward Co., VA, later to Bedford Co., VA; 1776 Josiah bound to Thomas Markham for gunsmith and blacksmith apprenticeship, served in Revolution, on tax roll 1782-3 Washington Co., VA, bought 125 acres from John Marcum in Henry Co., VA 1784 (his brother?), Montgomery Co. VA tax rolls 1788-9, a part of which county became Kanawha Co. in 1788, a part of which became Cabell in 1809. In early 1800’s several settlers in Lincoln District, Wayne Co. VA, Tug River, bounded on the west by KY, including Jacob, John, Josiah, and Moses Marcum. 1809-18 Josiah on tax roll Cabell Co. Josiah applied for Revolutionary War Pension 1832, Lawrence Co., KY. He was a drummer at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, and is buried on the Stonecoal road off Rt. 52 between Kermit and Crum, WV. Go 5-6 miles up Stonecoal Road to the right, walk 20 yards into a cornfield. (probably 1820 Cabell Co., VA Census with son John C.) One record lists the children of Josiah and Rhonda Belcher Marcum as Joseph, Joshua, and Randall; children of Josiah and Edie McDonald as Jacob M., Stephen F., Moses, William H., James, John C., Rebecca, and Clara.
  1. Thomas Marcum, b. 1772, d. 1861, He married Mary "Polly" WILSON 1 JUN 1819 in Clay County, Kentucky, daughter of Phillip WILSON and Rebecca CONNELLY. She was born 3 SEP 1780 in Clay County, Kentucky, and died 31 DEC 1853 in Clay County, Kentucky
  2. Randall Marcum, b ca 1779 VA, m. (1) Ann Cline of Franklin Co., VA, (2) 5 August 1811 Floyd Co., KY, to Any Southerland. Legend has it Randall swapped Any to Mr. Atrip for a barrel of whiskey, after which were born Nancy 1820, Andrew 1824, Jackson 1825, Aly 1826, Alexander 1829, Melinda 1833, and Joseph Atrip 1835*. This would make Ann Cline the probable second wife, and mother of the Marcum children born after 1820:
  3. Jacob “Jingo Jake” Marcum, b. 24 February 1780, Washington CO., VA, d. 29 January 1872 Wayne Co., WV, age 91, m. (1) 18 July 1797 Lee Co., VA to Rachel Martin, b. 1772 Lee Co., VA, d. 1816; (2) 20 February 1817, Lawrence Co., KY, to Rhoda Saddler, b. 18 July 1787 Washington CO., VA (1820 Cabell Co., VA Census; 1830 Cabell Co., VA Census; 1860 Logan Co., VA Census Jacob & Rhoda members of Moses Dee Marcum’s household)
  4. Stephen F. Marcum, b. 31 January 1783, Washington Co., VA, d. 6 May 1838, Lawrence Co., KY, m. (1) Rhoda Ann Sperry. She was born 10 MAY 1797 in Wythe Co VA, and died 21 APR 1860 in Wayne Co WV., (2) Elizabeth Sadler, b. 19 June 1778, d. 31 July 1861; He married Lurana Farris. She died 06 MAY 1838 in Lawrence Co KY. (1820 Cabell Co., VA Census; 1830 Lawrence Co., KY Census; 1850 Wayne Co., VA Census Eliz member of James H. Marcum household; same in 1860)
  5. Moses Marcum, b. 1785, d. 1861 Wayne Co., VA, m. (1) ____ Elswick; (2) Christina Wiley, dau of Jennie Wiley b. ca 1790; (3) 11 June 1819 Lawrence or Flory? Co., KY, to Edy Bryant, ; (3) Sarah Christina Wiley, b. ca 1814 KY (1820 Cabell Co., VA Census; 1830 Cabell Co., VA Census; 1850 Wayne Co., VA Census)
  6. William Hurley Marcum, b. 1784, m. 1809 to Lydia “Edy” Sutherland, b. 1806, daughter of Alexander Sutherland (div 1823, Lawrence Co., KY) (1820 Floyd Co., KY Census) William was a Baptist preacher.
  7. Sarah Jane Marcum, b. 1788 VA
  8. Joseph M. Marcum, b. 19 February 1794 VA, d. 13 Jun 1875 Chelsea, Butler, Kansas, m. (1) _____, (2) Rebecca _____, b. 1805 VA (1830 Lawrence Co., KY Census; 1840 Lawrence Co., OH Census 20211001-0100101; 1850 Wapello Co., Iowa Census)
  9. James Marcum, b. ca 1792 VA, m. 19 February 1817, Lawrence Co., KY, to Dicy or Dicey Chapman (1820 Floyd Co., KY Census; 1830 Lawrence Co., KY Census; 1850 Lawrence Co., KY Census)
    1. son Marcum, b. ca 1818
    2. dau Marcum, b. ca 1819
    3. Alfred Marcum, b. ca 1820 KY
    4. son Marcum, b. ca 1823
    5. Fleming Marcum, b. ca 1824 KY, m. Elizabeth ____, b. 1828 KY (1850 Lawrence Co., KY Census)
      1. Dicy Marcum, b. Dec 1849 KY
    6. son Marcum, b. ca 1826
    7. dau Marcum, b. ca 1827
    8. dau Marcum, b. ca 1829
    9. Rebecca Marcum, b. ca 1832 KY
    10. Nancy Marcum, b. ca 1834 KY
    11. Cynthia Marcum, b. ca 1838 KY
    12. Jane Marcum, b. ca 1840 KY
    13. Dicy Markum, b. ca 1843
  10. John C. Marcum, b. 1798, d. 1858 Lincoln Co., WV, m. (1) Clerinda Copely, b. ca 1803 VA; (2) 18 March 1819, Lawrence Co., KY to Cloe or Chloe Stephens (1820 Cabell Co., VA Census; 1830 Cabell Co., VA Census; 1850 Wayne Co., VA Census)
    1. son Marcum, b. ca 1819
    2. Joshua Marcum b. 29 October 1822, d. 1918 KY? m 7 August 1855 Lawrence Co., KY, to Mahulda Fluty
    3. Marinda Marcum b. 11 April 1825 VA, d. 1 February 1904 Wayne Co., WV, m. Jesse “Curley” Perry
    4. son Marcum b. ca 1826
    5. Sarah Marcum b. ca 1826
    6. Eveline Marcum b. ca 1828
    7. Martin Van Buren Marcum, b. ca 1830 VA, m. Lucinda Salmons
    8. Naoma Marcum, b. ca 1834 VA, m. Samuel Ferguson
    9. Mary J. Marcum, b. ca 1836 VA
    10. Rebecca Marcum, b. ca 1839 OH, m. William Perry
    11. Marker Marcum, b. 1846
    12. Martha J. Marcum, b. 1848 Wayne Co., VA
  11. Rebecca Marcum, b. ca 1799, m. 20 February 1817, Lawrence Co., KY, to James Copley
  12. Clara Marcum, b. ca. 1801, m. 26 September 1821, Lawrence Co., KY, to John Kirk(s)
  13. Joshua Marcum, b. ca 1802, m. 16 March 1821, Lawrence Co., KY, to Frances Stephens