Researching a family member William "Will" Alexander Marley, born 2 June 1880 in Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., TX to parents Kemp Ezra Marley and Susan Beck Marley. They were formerly from Martin County, and Orange County, Indiana, and came to Texas in 1877, soon after Kemp and Susan's marriage.I have census records of 1880 Van Zandt Co., TX where the family lived, but it was taken a few days before he was born. I NEED A PROOF DOCUMENT THAT "WILL" WAS THE SON OF SUSAN BECK MARLEY AND THAT MAY BE IN HUNT COUNTY.
Then the family migrated to Mill Creek, OK in 1896, and I have a document in tha county of a Chattel Mortgage since they bought cattle and were ranchers in I.T. His family were listed in the 1900 census in Oklahoma but he is not listed on that census. William Marley died in Stringtown, Atoka, OK on 3 Dec 1932 and is buried there. He left a large family.
REF: William Alexander "Will" Marley Born: 02 Jun 1880 in Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., TX; Lived in Mill Creek, OK; (Mail Carrier) and close friend to James W. Faulkner Died: 03 Dec 1932 Stringtown, Atoka Co., OK (lived 4 Mi East of Stringtown, OK) HIS WIFE+Margaret "Peggie" Jane Hughes Born: 03 Jan 1880 in Russellville, AR (In 1920 Census named as Margaret) Married: 03 Aug 1902 in Nebo, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, now Oklahoma (Murray County)Book F, p. 434 in Ardmore Courthouse Died: Apr 1956 Stringtown, Atoka Co., OK Father: Houston H. Hughes Mother: Nancy Elizabeth Parr/Pear
THEIR SON Willie Lee Marley Born: 21 Jan 1911 in Mill Creek, OK; to Stringtown, OK; Lived 193 in Dardena Twp, St. Charles Co., MO Died: 27 Mar 1999 McAlester, OK; bur. Stringtown Cem., Stringtown, Atoka Co., OK
1880 Van Zandt Co., Texas Census, p. 96, Family 20/23 (who lived next door to her father Alexander D. Beck) MARLEY, K.W M30 Farmer ININKY Susan W F22 WIFE INININ Fidella W F9D INININ (Dau of his 1st marriage) Harry W M2S TXININ
1900 United States Federal Census about Kemp Marley Name: Kemp Marley Home in 1900: Township 2, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Age: 50 Birthplace: Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Relationship to head-of-house: Head Spouse's Name: Susan Marley Occupation: View on Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Kemp Marley 50 Head IN Susan Marley 39 wife IN Harry Marley 21 sonTX Robena Marley 15 Daughter in law May Marley 15 dauTX