Hi Barbara, Did you ever find any info. on Thomas Lafayette Marlin's parents? I have them as James M Marlin and Rebecca M E Davis.
Husband James M. MARLIN Birth:1849, , Arkansas Marriage:23 DEC 1869Osage Twp, Benton, Arkansas Wife Rebecca M. E. Davis (Rebecca's parents are Daniel 'Dock' Davis and Rebecca of TN)
Children 1.Samuel M. MARLIN Male Birth:1876Falls, Texas 2.Lafayette T. MARLIN Male Birth:1878 Falls, Texas
There is also a James Marlin about the same age in Falls Co., Tx that married a Julie Sanders (possibly a 2nd wife).Not sure if this is the same James Marlin that married Rebecca Davis.If it is, I have that line of Marlin's back to NC.