Bluford Jackson Marrs

4 June 1846–2 January 1931 (Age 84)
Tazewell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Bluford Jackson

When Bluford Jackson Marrs was born on 4 June 1846, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States, his father, Henry W. Marrs, was 34 and his mother, Nancy Jane Brooks, was 34. He married Levicy Elizabeth Stevenson in 1868, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Big Creek Magisterial District, McDowell, West Virginia, United States in 1880 and Stonewall Magisterial District, Wayne, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 2 January 1931, in Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Bluford Jackson Marrs
1846–1931
Levicy Elizabeth Stevenson
1847–
Marriage: 1868
John Wesley Marrs
1869–1935
Edward L. Marrs
1871–
James Alexander Marrs
1872–1957
Evaline Marrs
1874–
William Henry Marrs
1878–1974
Hugh B Marrs
1879–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1868
Tazewell, Virginia, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 1

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.
1863

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 24

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Marr .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Bluford J Morris in household of Henry Morris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Bluford J Marrs in household of Henry W Marrs, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Bluford J Marrs in household of Joe A Marrs, "United States Census, 1930"

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