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  • ID: I00819
  • Name: Joseph Marble
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1650 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts
  • Death: 2 AUG 1728 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
  • Occupation: Mason
  • Event: Historical Event (Facts P 13 JAN 1691/92 Salem Witch Trials
  • Note:
    Joseph Marble, 1650 - 1728, of Salem Witch Trials


    (I) Joseph Marble, the immigrant ancestor of the Marble family of Ashburnham, was born about 1650. He may have been son of a Nicholas Marble, who is found in Glucester, Massachusetts, as early as 1658. He was very likely a brother of Samuel Marble. Joseph and Samuel Marble settled in Andover, Massachusetts. Samuel, who seems to be the elder, had children: Samuel, born 1660, a brick mason; Freegrace, the progenitor of the Sutton branch of the family, given else where in this work; Enoch Noah, whose son Joseph died January 29, 1746, in the Louisburg expedition; Daniel; Job and Rebecca (twins), born 1695.

    Source: Worcester County, Massachusetts Memoirs, Volume I-II, Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts Vol. 2 , Page 247, The Marble Family.

    About 1650, Joseph Marble was born, possibly in Boston, Massachusetts. According to a listing in James Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of First Settlers of New England, Joseph was very likely a son of John and Judith Marble of Boston: if so then Joseph had at least one brother, John, born to John and Judith Marble in Boston on 10 Nov. 1646. There were probably other children of John and Judith.
    His marriage record is in Andover, Mass., where he married on 30 May 1671 to Mary Faulkner who was born about 1649 in Andover, a daughter of Edmund Faulkner and Dorothy Robinson.
    Joseph Marble and Mary Faulkner had at least seven children.

    ANDOVER, Essex County, Massachusetts was first settled about 1642 as Cochichewick. They had serious trouble with the Indians in 1676 and again in 1698. In 1692 more than 50 complaints were lodged against the Andoverites for bewitching, afflicting and consorting with the Devil. Three were hang two of them women.

    An American family: Botsford--Marble ancestral lines/compiled for Otis Marble Botsford of Winona, Minnesota by Donald Lines Jacobus
    (Family History Library--Salt Lake 929.273 B658j Microfilm 0896876 item 2

    Joseph Marble at the age of 19 was apprenticed to John Eames.
    1671, On September 07, he was sued concerning a colt in his brother Samuel's hands; and Samuel Marble, aged about 23, deposed that his brother Joseph left the horse in the meadow of a neighbor.

    1673, 5 January:
    Andover Records: Granted ye 5th of January 1673 to Joseph Marble and to Samuel Marble a pcell(parcel) of low land, adjoining upon the south side and east end of their meadow they bought of Samuel Martin, and to be valued by the lot-lairers ye said Joseph & Samuell paying the true valuation thof to the towne.

    In 1681 Joseph was elected Constable of Andover.
    1681, On March 06, Joseph Marble was chosen to survey the boundaries of a property dispute.

    Joseph was on the Grand Jury which took part in the "Jail Delivery" when the witchcraft delusion began to subside in 1692. & much more in the Botsford Book.

    Joseph posted bond with brother-in-law, Francis Faulkner, to release children Dorothy and Abigail Faulkner from Salem (witch) prison. (Book: Salem Witchcraft & Hawthorne's House of 7 Gables; Enders A Robinson; Heritage Books; 1992; Library of Congress# 91-78137)

    Jan 13, 1692, Bond for Dorothy & Abigail Faulkner, Faulkner, Francis & Marble, Joseph
    Page #95, Image #235-236, Document #104, Actual Image on Webpage:
    Massachusetts Archives, (SC1-45x), Volume 135: Witchcraft Papers, Index 1692-1759

    January 13, 1692, Friday, Salem Town
    At least six more prisoners were temporarily released on bail pledged before Chief Justice William Stoughton. William Barker Jr. and his cousin Mary were freed on 100lb bond put up by her father, John Barker, and John Osgood. A like sum promised by Francis Faulkner and Joseph Marble freed the sisters Dorothy and Abigail Faulkner Jr. (whose mother was still under a death sentence).
    The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege by Marilynne K. Roach, Page 365
    Published 2004, Taylor Trade Publications, History / U.S., 688 pages

    Marriage: Mary Faulkner (AFN:3HQF-D8) married 30 May 1671, Andover, Middlesex, MA
    Death: place of death check-CAMBRIDGE, Franklin, MA

    1692, 13 January; Event In History, Salem Witch Trial:
    (Recognizance for Dorothy Faulkner and Abigail Faulkner, Jr.)

    That on the Thirteenth day of Jan'ry 1692 in the fourth year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord & Lady William & Mary the Grace of God of England &c: King & Queen Defenders of the faith &c: Personally appeared before William Stoughton Esq'r cheife Justice of their Maj' ies Province of the Massachusets bay in New England Francis Falkner Husbandman & Joseph Marble Mason both of Andiver in the County of Essex and acknowledged themselves to be joyntly & severally Indebted unto our s'd: sovereigne Lord & Lady & the survivor of them their Heires & Successors in the sum of One Hundred Pounds to be levied on their or either of their Lands and Tenniments, goods & Chattles for the use of our s'd: sovereigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen or survivor of them on Condition that Dorathy Forkner and Abigaile Forkner haveing stood committed for Suspition of Witchcraft shall make their p'sonall appearance before the Justices of our s'd: Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen at the next Court of Assizes and Generall Goal Delivery to be holden for the County of Essex then & there to answer to all such matters & things as shall in their Maj'ies behalfe be alleadged against them and to do and receive that which by the s'd: Court shall be then & there injoyned them & thence not to depart without licence.


    Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, MA: Massachusetts Archives Collections, Vol. 135
    Items from a Collection
    Recognizance for Dorothy Faulkner & Abigail Faulkner Jr. by Francis Faulkner & Joseph Marble

    The 1692 Map of Andover indicates the homesteads of Andover families.

    72 Lovejoy, Nathaniel 2, Lovejoy, Ebenezer 2 , Marble, Samuel , Marble, Joseph
    Map Legend: The number before a name or group of names indicates location of the house on the map. A number after a name (1, 2 or 3) indicates generation. An asterix * before a name indictes involvement in the witchcraft trials, residences are marked with a black roof.
    Source: Massachusetts Lovejoys

    In 1692 Joseph Marble was elected Fence Viewer.
    1695, On March 04, Joseph Marble he was elected as Grand Juryman.
    1704, On September 18, Joseph purchased 165 acres in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
    In 1725 and 1726 Joseph transferred land to his sons John and Edmund.
    1728, August 02, at the age of 78, Joseph Marble passed away in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

    Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849,
    The Essex Institute, Salem Massachusetts, 1910

    Flint, James, comp., Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Index, 1648-1870
    Given Name: Joseph
    Surname: Marble
    Location: Marlborough
    Date: 1729
    Subject: Administration
    Number: 14648

    Other children of EDMUND FAULKNER and DOROTHY:

    Page 3.

    MARY (2) b. unknown as the records were lost; m. 1671, JOSEPH MARBLE.
    The locality of Marbleridge on the old R. R. to Salem, gives an idea of the site of her home.
    The MARBLES planted themselves near the present cemetery.
    Early Records of the Faulkner Family of Andover by Charlotte Helen Abbott.
    Source: Essex - Family History & Genealogy Message Board

    American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
    Name: Joseph Marble
    Birth Date: 1650
    Birthplace: Eng, Massachusetts
    Volume: 109
    Page Number: 506
    Reference: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 8 Jun 1904, 566

    Early Records and Notes of The Marble Family of Andover
    Compiled by Charlotte Helen Abbott


    Source: The Marble Family Genealogy Homepage by Lynn Robert Marble of Macomb, Michigan

    Father: John Marble b: ABT 1605 in County Essex, England
    Mother: Judith b: ABT 1620 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

    Marriage 1 Mary Faulkner b: ABT 1649 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts
    • Married: 30 MAY 1671 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts
    • Note:
      Marriages in the Town of Andover, MA, 1647-1700
      New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 3, January 1849, Pages 65 - 69

      Lucius Manlius Boltwood. 1849. "Marriages in Andover, MS., from 1647 to 1700." New England Historical and Genealogical Record 3(Jan): 65-68.
      On p. 66: Joseph Marble & Mary Fawkner married May 30 1671

      Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850
      Name: Joseph Marble
      Gender: Male
      Spouse: Mary Fawkner
      Marriage Date: 30 May 1671
      City: Andover
      County: Essex
      Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0496897.
    1. Has No Children Dorothy Marble b: 16 JUN 1672 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts
    2. Has Children Joseph Marble b: 28 JUL 1673 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts
    3. Has Children John Marble b: ABT 1679 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts
    4. Has Children Jonathan Marble b: 7 JAN 1681/82 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts
    5. Has Children Edmund Marble b: 8 JAN 1684/85 in ndover, Essex County, Massachusetts
    6. Has Children Mary Marble b: 1 JUN 1691 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts
    7. Has No Children Alice Marble b: 1 JAN 1693/94 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts
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