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Birthplace: Steble, Essex, England
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Managed by: Thomas Edward Shirley
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About John Marion

John Marion Male, #19458, (about 1619 - 7 January 1705)

    John Marion was born about 1619 in Stebbe, Essex, England.1 He was the son of Isaac Marion.2 About 1640 John, married Sarah Eddy, daughter of John Eddy and Amie Doggett.2,3 John Marion and Sarah Eddy moved before 1652 to Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.2 John Marion and Sarah Eddy joined the First Church on 15 February 1651/52 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.2 John Marion became a freeman on 26 May 1652 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.2,3,4 He was a cordwainer and a shoemaker in Watertown.2,3,4 On 11 January 1677 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, John Marion was mentioned in the will of John Eddy.2,4,3 John Marion served in 1693 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as a Selectman.2 He died on Wednesday, 7 January 1705 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.3,4 His estate was probated on 12 February 1705 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.4 John's gravestone inscription in Kings Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, reads:

HERE LYES Ye BODY OF JOHN MARION DIED JANUAYe 27-1705 IN Ye 86 YEAR OF HIS AGE2 Children of John Marion and Sarah Eddy

   Mary Marion2,3,4 (Nov 1641 - Jan 1642)
   John Marion2,3,4 (1643 - 1643)
   Elizabeth Marion2 (1644 - )
   John Marion2,3 (26 Dec 1651 - 3 Jan 1728)
   Isaac Marion2,3 (30 Jan 1652/53 - 25 Jun 1724)
   Samuel Marion2,3 (14 Dec 1655 - 6 Aug 1726)
   Sarah Marion2 (24 Apr 1659 - )
   Thomasin Marion2 (23 Sep 1660 - )
   Mary Marion2 (13 May 1663 - )
   Joseph Marion2,4 (14 Oct 1666 - )
   Benjamin Marion2,4 (25 Aug 1670 - )


   Assumptions of the Author.
   Eddy, Ruth Story Devereux. The Eddy Family in America. Boston: The Eddy Family Association, 1930.
   Bond, Henry. Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts including Waltham and Weston. 1860. Reprint Boston: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1978.
   Pope, Charles Henry. The Pioneers of Massachusetts. 1900. Reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1981.


Born: Place and date unknown.

Died: in Hampton, NH, date unknown.

Parents: Uncertain. There was a John Marian, shoemaker, of Watertown, MA, who was the son of Isaac Marian of Stebbin, Essex, England, but whether that John Marian is the same as our ancestor John Marrian is not known.

John lived in Watertown, MA, first and was early of Hampton, NH, where he was a proprietor and where on 23 May 1645, he "purchased a house and 5 acres of upland" from a widow, Judith Parker, of Charlestown, MA. In 1646, he received 2 acres of the commons from the town. On 1 January 1671, he deeded land and housing "to Henry Dearborn and my daughter Elizabeth, his wife," and to their two eldest male children; and to Isaac Godfrey, husband of his daughter, Hannah. On 3 June 1681, he deeded other lands to his sons-in-law, in consideration of their agreement to provide for himself and his wife for the rest of their lives. John was called "Senior" at the time of his second marriage.

John and his first wife Sarah Marrian had at least four children:

Elizabeth, b. probably in Watertown, MA, ca. 1644; m. Henry Dearborn.

Hannah, place and date of birth unknown; m. Isaac Godfrey.

Abigail (probably), died 25 Sept. 1668.

John (probably), no other information.

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John Marion's Timeline

Steble, Essex, England
November 1641
Age 22
May 12, 1643
Age 24
Age 25
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Age 27
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age 27
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Age 30
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
May 26, 1651
Age 32
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Age 32
January 20, 1653
Age 34
Boston, Suffolk, England