Looking for information on Samuel Marks born in 1824 somewhere in Ohio. He married Electa Bassett in 1848 in LaGrange County, Indiana. He died in the Civil War in 1865 at the Battle of Fort Fisher. In particular, I'm trying to find any information on his parents. I've been told but can't verify that his father fought in the War of 1812 and the trunk he carried his gear in has been handed down through the generations. I have seen this trunk however no one knows his name. The story goes on that when Sam was young there was some tragedy and both his parents died with Sam and his siblings being sent out to foster homes. Any information about Sam's parents and/or possible siblings would be greatly appreciated. I do have a picture of Sam in his civil war uniform for anyone interested.