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William Marks

Birthplace: Pawlet, Rutland County, Vermont, United States
Death: Died in Plano, Kendall County, Illinois, United States
Place of Burial: Shabbona Grove, DeKalb County, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Cornwell Marks and Sara Marks
Husband of Rosanna Robinson and Julia Ann Durfee
Father of Lucy Ann Marks; Lafaette Marks; Ephraim Robinson; Henry; Mary Eliza and 4 others
Brother of Prudence J Miles; Paulina Marks; Elisha Marks; Electa Smith; Elizabeth Marks and 1 other

Managed by: Randy Stebbing
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About William Marks

Joseph Smith Papers:

William Marks 15 Nov. 1792–22 May 1872. Farmer, printer, publisher, postmaster. Born at Rutland, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of Cornell (Cornwall) Marks and Sarah Goodrich. Married first Rosannah R. Robinson, 2 May 1813..."

"...Ordained a counselor in RLDS church presidency, 8 Apr. 1863. Married second Julia A. Muir, 5 Sept. 1866, in Shabbona. Moved to Little Rock, Kendall Co., Illinois, by June 1870. Died at Plano, Kendall County..."


Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...William Marks (November 15, 1792 – May 22, 1872) was a leader in the early days of the Latter Day Saint movement and was a member of the First Presidency in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Marks is mentioned in the Doctrine and Covenants in sections 117 and 124 of the LDS Church edition and in section 115 of the Community of Christ edition.

Marks was born in Rutland, Vermont to Cornwall (or Cornell) Marks and Sarah Goodrich. He married Rosannah Robinson on May 2, 1813 and was the father of five children..."

"...Marks was first counselor in the First Presidency of the Reorganized Church when he died in Plano, Illinois on May 22, 1872. A marked grave bearing his name is located in the Shabbona Grove Cemetery at Shabbona Grove, DeKalb, Illinois, adjacent to that of his wife Rosannah Robinson Marks, who died on October 18, 1862. Marks had married a second time in 1866 to Julia Ann Durfee, who survived him..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'William Marks (Latter Day Saints)', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 31 December 2010, 22:15 UTC, <> [accessed 19 January 2011]

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William Marks's Timeline

November 15, 1792
Pawlet, Rutland County, Vermont, United States
May 2, 1813
Age 20
March 26, 1814
Age 21
Portage, Livingston County, New York, United States
January 19, 1816
Age 23
Portage, Livingston, New York
February 12, 1818
Age 25
Portage, Livingston County, New York, United States
May 19, 1821
Age 28
Portage, Livingston County, New York, United States
June 13, 1823
Age 30
Portage, Livingston County, New York, United States
December 4, 1825
Age 33
Portage, Livingston County, New York, United States
March 25, 1829
Age 36
Portage, Livingston County, New York, United States
Age 37
of Shabbona, Dekalb, Illinois, USA