Genealogical and Family History
of the

Compiled under the editorial supervision of George Thomas Little, A. M., Litt. D.

New York

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[Transcribed by Coralynn Brown]

[Many families included in these genealogical records had their beginnings in Massachusetts.]


This unusual patronymic has been found but twice in this country - in connection with the family now under consideration, at Boothbay, Maine, and on the check-list at Boston, Mass. The rarity of the name would lead one to think that it might be a corruption of some allied form, perhaps Marston; but Bardsley, in his "English Surnames," lists it as a separate word, and says that it is derived from the Christian name of Mark.

(I) Arber Marson, whose given name is as unique as his family name, was born in Dresden, Maine, Nov. 10, 1800, died May 23, 1889. As a young man he went to Bath, and thence to Boothbay Harbor in 1842. He was a caulker by trade, an industrious, prudent man, who accumulated a competence. The early Methodist church at the Harbor found in him a strong and earnest supporter.
Arber Marson was twice married, and there were five children by his first wife and eight by the second.
Children of 1st wife:
1. Mary J., born March 25, 1829, married John L. Adams.
2. Henry P., born Sept. 27, 1830, died in 1851.
3. Charles E., born April 5, 1832, married Sarah Preble.
4. William D., born Dec. 17, 1833, died Jan. 13, 1901, unmarried.
5. Abigail, born July 25, 1835, married Willard Walker.
The first wife of Arber Marson died about 1835, and in 1837 he married Hannah P. Huff, of Edgecomb, who died Jan. 24, 1899, aged eighty-eight years.
Children of 2d wife:
6. George A., born May 11, 1838, married Sarah W. Martin.
7. Angenette, born Oct. 14, 1839.
8. Fannie L., mentioned below.
9. Emma E., born Sept. 6, 1844, married David Mayo.
10. Allah A., born Sept. 4, 1846, married James C. Poole.
11. James S., born May 17, 1848, died July 5, 1863.
12. John S., born July 7, 1850, married Ella Vanhorn.
13. Woodbury, born June 5, 1852, married Clara Moore.

(II) Fannie L., second daughter of Arber Marson and his second wife, Hannah P. (Huff) Marson, was born at Boothbay Harbor, Maine, Feb. 5, 1842. She was first married to Capt. Benjamin Harris, of Southport, who died Feb. 1, 1867; and she subsequently married Hiram L. Ingraham, of Boothbay Harbor.

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