wonderful. i know from my experinces,limited at best,that you have to look back sometimes to get to the present. In my case I had located a branch of my family of marrows from granville nc that showed up in Mecklenburg Va.in the 1870 and 1880 censuses but they were nowhere to be found in va. or nc by 1900 but I continued to search and just 2 weeks ago i finally found them in massachusetts in 1900-1930 censuses. I assume they were there because of job opportunities in the big shoe factory there. I had been searching for more than 2 years for these people wondering what could have happen to an entire family but there they were . I will be searching for their offspring and hopefully i will find ones that are living who can provide some family information.
I haven't forgotten about your Marrows and their possible link to mine I feel certain that I will get answers as I continue to search. so keep it up and cogratulations on locating your relative.