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Descendants of Nicholas Meriwether Marks and Rebecca Lide Wright, The following corrected copy of the descendants of Nicholas Meriwether Marks was supplied by Mrs. Pat Bell and Jerome Hale who are descended from sisters of Rebecca Lide (Wright) Marks. Their work is well documented. See MARKS-BARNETT pp. 39,40 for material being corrected.
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Nicholas Meriwether MARKS (John Harvie³, James², Hastings¹,) was born 21 Aug 1803 in GA; died 14 Aug 1866, Bossier Parish, LA, and was buried in Marks Plantation Cemetery Benton, Bossier Parish. LA. He was the son of John Harvie Marks and Susanna Tompkins.

He married 01 Mar 1830, in Montgomery Co., AL, Rebecca Lide WRIGHT (Joseph², Carney¹,)was born 22 Jan 1813, Fairfield Co., Camden District, SC; died 07 May 1885, Marshall, Harrison Co., TX at the home of her son Dr. R. M. Marks. She was the daughter of Joseph Wright and Mary Ann Twitty (who m. (2) Derrel Harrison.) Maternal grandparents were John Twitty and Nancy Ann Lide (who m. (2) ___Twitty, (3) ___Burn) of Marlboro District, SC. Paternal grandparents were Carney Wright and Sarah McKay of Marlboro District, SCAL Marriage Bk C. p. 131. Nicholas M. Marks named in estate settlement of Joseph Wright 12/19/1840 (Montgomery Will BK 2, p.61). Rebecca died at the home of her son Dr. R. M. Marks, (Melinda Fry Moore family notes). Named in will of grandmother, Sarah Wright, dtd 11/08/1816 Marlboro Co., SC. Bk A, p. 90.

Nicholas: The Twitty Family in America says the family moved to Red River area in LA. Will on file in Bossier Parish, LA. See Wright Family

  1. Mary S. Marks b. 13 Jan 1831 prob. Montgomery Co., AL; died 1 Sep 1894, prob. New Orleans, LA; m (1) 25 Nov 1847 in Montgomery Co., AL Charles S. Beasley, d. c. 1853, prob. New Orleans, LA; Moved to Marshall, TX then to New Orleans, LA in 1853. She m. (2) after 1853, Charles Cleveland.

  2. Thomas Meriwether Marks b. 2 Jul 1832 Montgomery, AL; m. 1. 13 Dec 1865, P. Toolie Robertson, b. 1841, d. 14 May 1879, Marshall, TX m. (2) 24 Feb 1881, in Natchez, MS, Caroline Augusta Perry, b. 24 Set 1844, d. 11 Feb 1926. He studied engineering at Cumberland U, Lebanon, TN; medicine at Tulane U, grad 1860. 3/11/1868 Tex Republican, Marshall, TX. CSA for 4 yrs. under Gen Lee. Mvd to Marshall 1868, 1st president of Harrison Co. Med Soc., Woman's doctor. Co-exr w/bro John H. Marks of father's estate, 1866. Caroline: Daughter of Caroline Lee and William Alexander Perry (both bur. Marshall TX

  3. William Marks b. 21 Oct 1833, prob. Montgomery Co., AL d. 15 Nov 1875, Benton, Bossier Parish, LA bur. Marks Plntn, nr. Benton, Bossier Par, LA. Not married.

  4. Joseph Marks b. 28 Mar 1835

  5. Sarah Marks b. 14 Sep 1836, Montgomery Co., AL d. 20 Feb. 1904, Hayti Plntn, nr Benton, Bossier Par, LA bur. Cottage Grove Cem., Bossier Par, LA Married Dr. Francis M. Abney 12/18/1856, Bosier Parish, LA (uncle of Dr. William M. Abney who married Susan Tompkins Marks, her sister.

  6. Amelia May Marks b. 23 Feb 1838

  7. Benjamin Franklin Marks b. 18 Nov 1839 Montgomery Co., AL d. 8/10/2-3, Battle of Cedar Creek, VA No known marriage or issue.

  8. John Harvie Marks b. 25 Apr 1841 b. 25 Apr 1841 Montgomery Co., AL

  9. Andrew Jackson Marks b. 31 Jan 1843, Al d. 13 Nov 1869, Bossier Parish, LA bur. Marks Plntn, Bossier Par, LA

  10. James Marks, Jr. b. 31 Jan 1843, AL d. 17 Mar 1883 bur. Marks Plntn, Bosssier Par, LA. (Jerry's note: Is he the twin of Andrew Jackson Marks or is the b. day in error?)

  11. Nicholas Meriwether Marks, III, b.10 Sep 1847, AL d. fl 1916, CA. Went to CA per orbit of sister, Susan Marks Abney in 1916. In 6th LA cav, Vinson Brig, Wharton's Div.

  12. Lennas DeSaix Marks b. 26 Apr 1850, Bossier Parish, LA d. 13 Nov 1857, Bossier Parish, LA Also listed as Lanaes Dessaix, Lennais D... 1850 Bossier Par., LA shows "Lewis" 1 mo. old

  13. Susan Tomkins Marks b. 29 Jan 1852, Forest Home Ptn, Collinsburg, Bos P, LA d. 17 Jul 1816, Bossier Parish, LA bur. Cottage Grove Cem, Bossier Par., LA Married Dr. William M. Abney 12/04/1872 (nephew of Dr. Francis M. Abney who m. Sarah Marks, her sister).

  14. Samuel Hastings Mark b. 4 Dec. 1854, prob Bossier Parish, LA d. 12 Aug 1877, prob Bossier Parish, LA bur. Marks Plntn, Bossier Par., LA 1860 census age (8).




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