George W. Marriner, son of John and Abigail Marriner, was born in 1835 in Howell Twp., Monmouth Co., NJ and was the older brother of Nelson. George and Nelson are living next to each other in the 1880 Census for Howell Twp., Monmouth Co., NJ.
George first married a Sarah E. ? and had: James H. (b. 1861: NJ), Mary L. or Ella M. (b. 1865; NJ), Tillie (b. 1867; NJ and d. <1880),Issac (b. 1869; NJ and d. < 1880) and Nelson R. (b.1870; NJ). Sarah died after Nelson's birth. George second married Elizabeth Kern about 1871 in Howell Twp., and they had: Lewis/Lyle, Carrie M., Rebecca, Tina, all b. in NJ, before they moved to IL.