James Marrs Jr

8 September 1817–14 May 1887 (Age 69)
Logan, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James

When James Marrs Jr was born on 8 September 1817, in Logan, Kentucky, United States, his father, James L. Marrs, Sr, was 27 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Houston, was 28. He married Elizabeth Ann Carl on 2 January 1840, in Franklin, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Texas, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 4, Williamson, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 14 May 1887, in Corn Hill, Williamson, Texas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Florence Cemetery, Florence, Williamson, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Marrs Jr
Elizabeth Ann Carl
Marriage: 2 January 1840
Manson Alexander Marrs
Wiley Barton Marrs
Thomas Willis Marrs
Matthew Long Marrs
Nancy Ruhama Marrs
Martha Joe Marrs
Sarah Jane Marrs
Emer Cornelia Marrs
Mary Marrs
William Macklin Marrs
Augusta Belle Marrs
Infant Babe Marrs

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Ann Carl


2 January 1840
Franklin, Arkansas, United States



    Wiley Barton Marrs


    Thomas Willis Marrs


    Matthew Long Marrs


    Nancy Ruhama Marrs


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 1

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 19

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Marr .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Marrs, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Marrs, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James M* in entry for Augusta B Perry, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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