The authenticity of the information from The Marksberry Family
History has not been verified. However, it appears that Marksberry
males do carry Douglas dna.
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title, one of many with which the Scottish house of Douglas is
associated, originated in the creation of Sir William Douglas (d
1640) as Earl of Queensbury in 1633. He was the eldest son of Sir
James Douglas of Drumlanrig (d 1616). His grandson
William, the 3rd
Earl (1637 - 1695) was created Marquess of Queensbury in 1682, and
Duke of Queensbury in 1694. William had 2 sons, James and Samuel.
Samuel decided to go out on his own breaking all ties with
his family. He went to England around 1680. There he changed his
name, using his title of Marquess of Queensbury, he created the name
After 1680, the name Samuel Marksbury begins to
appear in English records. Samuel was 18 and learned the trade of
surveyor. Samuel migrated to America around the late 1680's,
settling in Prince William County, VA. He married around 1700,
possible to an indian woman. He had one son in 1711, and named him
Samuel Marksbury, Jr.
Samuel Marksbury Sr died in Prince
William County, VA in Nov 1745. After his father's death, Samuel
Marksbury Jr moved to Amhurst County, VA. He married, but his wife's
name is unknown. He had 2 known children, Samuel and Prudence.
Samuel Marksbury Jr died in Amhurst County, VA in 1784. His son
Samuel Marksbury III was born in Prince William County, VA in 1740.
In 1784 Samuel Marksbury III and his wife Isabell Owens(?)sold their
land and moved to Garrard County, KY. There Samuel died in 1813.
Children of Samuel Marksbury III and Isabell:
Caty Franks 4 Feb 1793
Samuel IV married Lucy Banks 15 Nov 1793,
he died 1798
Isaac married Susanna Radcliff 1794
Ephraim Tongate 1799
Milly married William Franks
married Zachariah Hogan
William married Peggy Phillips 18 Apr
Rachel married William Banks 1790, she died 1801
married John Banks in 1798, and after his death married Richard
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