Thomas Marvel, Jr. (1732 - 1801)

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Birthplace: Stepney Parish, Somerset, Maryland
Death: Died in Sussex, DE, USA
Occupation: Peach grower, brandy maker, and horse breeder
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About Thomas Marvel, Jr.

Thomas Marvel., Jr., second son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Huggins) Marvel, was born in Sussex County, Delaware. He grew to manhood on his father's plantation. From the earliest times, peach growing was one of the main industries of Delaware and the Marvel family gave much attention to their orchards. From the luscious fruit they made brandy. A flagon of this beverage always stood upon the family table, and occupied a special position upon every festal board.

They also gave their attention to the raising of fine horses. The four sons of Thomas Marvel had a liking for horses and has been said, "They had a way with the beast". When they went courting, no other, could compete with the horseflesh these young men were riding.

Thomas Marvel, Jr., married Susanna Parker or Rodney. She was the mother of his children. His second wife, Patience, last name unknown. The will of Thomas Marvel, Jr., dated December 15, 1801, names the following children: Thomas, Joseph, Parker, Stephen, Robert, Eli, Obediah, Elisha and Patience. Two other children, Elizabeth and Isaac, mentioned in another record, are not listed in his will. No doubt they were dead at that time.

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Thomas Marvel, Jr.'s Timeline

1732
November 11, 1732
Somerset, Maryland
1752
1752
Age 19
Sussex, DE, USA
1761
March 8, 1761
Age 28
1762
1762
Age 29
Sussex, DE, USA
1765
1765
Age 32
Sussex, Delaware
1769
June 4, 1769
Age 36
Sussex, DE, USA
1770
1770
Age 37
1771
October 28, 1771
Age 38
Green, GA, USA
1773
October 25, 1773
Age 40
Sussex, Delaware
1801
December 15, 1801
Age 69
Sussex, DE, USA