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1. Joshua MARCUS was born about 1772 in North Carolina.1 He appeared in the census in 1800 in Edgefield Co., South Carolina. Joshua Marcus is probably listed on page 161 of the 1800 Census. He is head of a household containing:

1 male <10 (Ellis, abt 3)
1 male 16-26 (unknown)
1 male 26-45 (Joshua, abt 28)
1 female <10 (unknown)
1 female 16-26 (Frances, abt 20)
1 female >45 (unknown, maybe his mother Elizabeth?)
No other free people or slaves in the household.
He is listed in a deed on 13 Oct 1800 in Edgefield Co., South Carolina. Joshua is a witness to a deed from Elisha Palmer to Thomas Palmer (Joshua's father-in-law).
He appeared in the census on 16 Nov 1850 in Fanning Beat, Autauga, Alabama.1 They are listed in Dwelling 896 Family 913:

Jashera (or Joshua, just smudgy) Marcus, 78, M, Farmer, $100, NC,
Ellis", 53, M, None, SC, Idiotic,
Rebecca ", 33, F, GA, illiterate.

His son James and family are listed next door.
His daughter Rebecca married William McCord in 1842 and is listed with him in the 1850 census. I don't know who the Rebecca still in the household is!
He is listed on the Slave Schedule as owning a 53-year old male and a 40-year old female slave/s.2 He is listed as owning a 53-year old black male and a 40-year old black female. In his will, written in 1852, he left two slaves to his son Ellis: Tom aged 47 and Caroline aged 40. I don't know if these are the same two, just with different ages, or not.
He signed a will on 17 May 1852 in Autauga Co., Alabama.3 [Transcribed from photocopies of the originals by Rebecca Lambert, 3 March 2000. I have kept the original spelling, though not the spacing.]

State of Alabama In the name of God Amen. I Joshua Marcus of said state and
Autauga County county being mindful of my mortality do this 17th day of May A.D. 1852 make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner following: First I give to my son Ellis 80 38/100 acres of land to wit - the east ½ of north east 1/4 section No. 18 of township No. 20 of range No. 14 also two negros to wit- Tom aged 47 and Caroline aged 40 also one mare and saddle to wit my bay mare 6 years old and after all of my debts is paid it is my wish that my above named son shall have all of my Hogs and cows Household and kitchen furniture and plantation tools and all the rest and residue of my property whatsoever and whosoever of what nature and kind and quality soever the same may be and not herein before given and disposed of I wish to be his as long as he lived And I appoint my Son Alvin [should be Abner] D. Marcus Guardian for my above said insain son Ellis Marcus and at the death of my above named Son if anything remains after Supporting him comfortably through life it is my wish that it be Equally divided among my other children.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day & year above written Joshua x Marcus (his mark)
Signed Sealed & published and declared by said Testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence who at his request in his presence have subscribed our names witnesses thereto:
J. McCord
Mathias Dennis
Albert x R. Hughes (his mark)

The State of Alabama
Autauga County Special Court of Probate
May 15th 1855
personally appeared in open Court Johnson McCord and Albert R. Hughes two of the Subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Joshua Marcus who being first and duly sworn depose & saith that they Saw the Said Joshua Marcus Sign said will by makeing his mark and that he published and declared the same to be his last will and testament that they these affiants subscribed their names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said testator and that Mathias Dennis the other subscribing witness also signed the same as a witness thereto in the presence of the said Joshua Marcus.


[-The above two documents are on the same pages. There is also an inventory of the estate of the *deceased* Joshua Marcus, made on 23 Dec 1854, and signed by J. McCrod, Joel P. Dawson, and M. Dennis with John T. Carewile, J.P.]



The State of Alabama Court of Probate
Autauga County May 15, 1855
John Deavenport having heretofore on the 14th day of April 1855 append [?] the last will and testament of Joshua Marcus deceased for probate & record and this 15th day of May 1855 having been appointed for the Probate of the Same and James Marcus, John H. Pool & wife H. Pool, John Marcus and Augustus Jones & Martha Jones his wife and Elizabeth Marcus who has the maintenance and charge of John E.[?] Marcus, Rhoda E. Marcus, Sarah J. Marcus, Emily A. Marcus, Susan T. Marcus, William H. Marcus & Mahala F. Marcus, minors who are all the next of kin of said dec'd that reside in this state, having had due notice by citations that said will would be probated this day.
It is therefore ordered by the court that said last will and testament of the said Joshua Marcus be admitted to Probate & And on the affidavit of Johnson McCord & Albert R. Hughes two of the subscribing witnesses to said will. It is ordered that said last will and testament of Joshua Marcus be admitted to record as the last the last [sic] will and testament of said Joshua Marcus dec'd.
Ordered that John Deavenport be appointed administrator with this last will & testament __?__ __?__ of Josua Marcus, dec'd.

Special Court of Probate May 29, 1855
This day came John Deavenport & presented his Bond as administrator with the last will and testament of Joshua Marcus, dec'd in the sum of Three Thousand dollars with Jonathan S. Jones & Hugh Jones as Security & which Bond is hereby approved by the court and is due [?] to be recorded and filed in office.
He died before 23 Dec 1854 in Autauga Co., Alabama. He made out his last will and testament on 17 May 1852, and there was an inventory of the estate of Joshua Marcus, deceased, on 23 Dec 1854. He had his estate probated between 23 Dec 1854 and 12 Jan 1859 in Autauga Co., Alabama.4 Joshua Marcus Estate Settlement Transcriptions

[Transcribed from photocopies of the originals by Rebecca Lambert, first document , 3 March 2000, the rest on 29-30 January 2009. I have kept the original spelling, though not the spacing.]

The State of Alabama )
Autauga County ) Special Court of Probate
) May 15th 1855
Personally appeared in open Court Johnson McCord and Albert R. Hughes two of the Subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Joshua Marcus who being first and duly sworn depose & saith that they Saw the Said Joshua Marcus Sign said will by makeing his mark and that he published and declared the same to be his last will and testament that they these affiants subscribed their names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said testator and that Mathias Dennis the other subscribing witness also signed the same as a witness thereto in the presence of the said Joshua Marcus.

[The above document is on the same page as the second page of his will.]

I am missing the very top of the page with the estate inventory on it. If anyone has a full copy with whatever I am missing, please let me know!

I think I can read the first couple words that are cut off at the top, and then will transcribe the rest, keeping the spelling and spacing as much as possible:

? Two negroes..???
To 80 Acres of Land 150.00
One mare Sadle & Briddle 106.00
One yoke of Stears & Cart 65.00
twenty head of Cattle 120.00
nineteen head of Hogs 36.00
Two feather Beds & furniture 25.00
Seven Siting Chairs 3.00
Two tables & one Desk 2.50
One Spinning wheel & Reel 3.50
One Trunk 1.50
four axes 1.50
Three augurs & three chisels one foot ads & one Drawing Knife 2.00
One handsaw one Square one froe & one bell 2.75
One cutting knife & one pair of fire Dogs 2.00
Two Iron wedges & one chip ax 1.25
One Log Chain & 3 plow Hoes 4.00
four weding Hoes & one grabing Hoe 1.25
one plow Stack Single tree & guear [gear] 1.50
One Sith [sythe?] & cradle & 3 pots, one oven & a Skillet 4.00
one grid Iron one Smoothing Iron & one kettle 1.50
one pr candle moles Skillet & 2 water Buckets 1.50
one pr Steel yards & one wash pan & foot tub 1.00
one Shovel Ladle & fire poker & 3 pr pot Hooks 1.00
4 plates one Dish & some knives & forks 2 cups & saucers 1.00
three glass tumblers one Sugar Bole one candle Stick 0.50
one Stand for Smoothing Iron one Salt Seller one pr Shears 0.25
Three Stone Jars 2 Tin pans 1 coffe pot & Bread tray & sifter 1.25
nine Books & a map one cubbord 2 Judgs & a Bottle 2.50
25 Bushels of corn more or less at 75 cents pr. B (left blank)
500 Pounds Seed Cotton more or less at $2.00 pr cwt 10.00
Three Stays 1 dark lot of Barrels & Grind Stone 2.00
10 Bushels of Potatoes more or less 2.50
582 lb pork at 6 cents per lb 34.92
One Small bank of Sweet potatoes for Seed (left blank)

You and each of you do solemnly Swear that you as appraisers of the Estate of Joshua Marcus deceased will appraisers the Same at its true value to the best of your Judgement so help you god.
Sworn to & subscribed in presence of me ) J. McCord
this 23 day of December 1854 ) Joel P. Dawson
John T. Carewile, J. P. ) M. Dennis

[ Out of everything, I wish I knew which 9 books he had and what the map showed! RDLM, Jan 2009]


The State of Alabama ) Court of Probate
Autauga County ) May 15, 1855
John Deavenport having heretofore on the 14th day of April 1855 offered the last will and testament of Joshua Marcus deceased for probate & record and this 15th day of May 1855 having been appointed for the Probate of the Same and James Marcus, John H. Pool & wife H. Pool, John Marcus and Augustus Jones & Martha Jones his wife and Elizabeth Marcus who has the maintenance and charge of John L.[?] Marcus, Rhoda E. Marcus, Sarah J. Marcus, Emily A. Marcus, Susan T. Marcus, William H. Marcus & Mahala F. Marcus, minors who are all the next of kin of said dec'd that reside in this state, having had due notice by citations that said will would be probated this day.

It is therefore ordered by the court that said last will and testament of the said Joshua Marcus be admitted to Probate & And on the affidavit of Johnson McCord & Albert R. Hughes two of the subscribing witnesses to said will. It is ordered that said last will and testament of Joshua Marcus be admitted to record as the last the last [sic] will and testament of said Joshua Marcus dec'd.
Ordered that John Deavenport be appointed administrator with this last will & testament on __?__ of Joshua Marcus, dec'd.

Special Court of Probate May 29, 1855
This day came John Deavenport & presented his Bond as administrator with the last will and testament of Joshua Marcus, dec'd in the sum of Three Thousand dollars with Jonathan S. Jones & Hugh Jones as Security & which Bond is hereby approved by the court and ordered to be recorded and filed in office.
Ordered that letters of Administration with the last will and testament of Joshua Marcus dec'd issue to sd. John Deavenport

ordered that

[end of page]


The State of Alabama ) Special Court of Probate
Autauga County ) January 4th, 1856
This day came John Deavenport administrator with the will annexed (?) of Joshua Marcus deceased and filed his petition to sell the east half of the N.E. ¼ of Section 18 T 20 R 14 and the improvement adjoining on public land belonging to the Estate of Said dec'd to pay the debts it being more to the interest of said Estate to sell said land than the negroes of said estate and it appearing to the court by said application that said dec'd left as his heirs at law James Marcus, H. Pool wife of John H. Pool, John Marcus, Martha Jones wife of A. Jones & Ellis Marcus of unsound mind who are over the age of 21 years and reside in this State and Joshua L., Sarah Jane, Emily A., Rhody E Susan T. William H. & Mahala F. Marcus & Elizabeth Cord minors under the age of 21 years and Abner D. Marcus and William Marcus who are of full age & reside out of this State.
It is ordered that Joseph Price a proper person be appointed guardian ad litum to represent the interest of (^of the said Ellis) said minors & that and ordered that citation issue to the said James Marcus, John H. Pool & wife, John Marcus, A. Jones & wife Martha Jones
and that the notice of the filing of said application be given by publication in the Autauga Citizen a newspaper published in said county for three successive weeks to said Abner D. Marcus & William Marcus who reside out of this state to be and appear at a court to be held 14th day of February nex to show cause why said land should not be sold.

[end of document]

From page 145 (Volume unknown)

Report of the Sale of two negroes and bed and clothing belonging to the Estate of Joshua Marcus:
1 negro man Tom and negro woman Caroline To James Deavenport = 700.00
1 Bed & clothing James Marcus = 14.00
714.00

The State of Alabama )
Autauga County ) Personally appeared
before me Henly Brown
Judge of Probate of said county John Deavenport administrator with the will annexed of the estate of Joshua Marcus deceased who being first duly sworn deposith and saith the above report of the sales of the property of said dec'd is correct.
Sworn to and subscribed )
before me this 13th day of ) John Deavenpo.
May 1857)
Henly Brown
Judge of Probate

(End of document)

From page 391, Will Book, Autauga County

Dr (this is in the margin, so I don't know if it's a title or a legal abbreviation) John Deavenport- Administrator in apc (?) Settlement of Estate of Joshua Marcus deceased.

What follows are from two columns of a ledger sheet, presumably credits on the left and debits on the right. I will list the left column first, then list the right, since I can't put columns in my genealogy program (RDLM, 10 Apr 2009).

To amount of Sale of personal property = 385.84
Interest from 1st Janurary 1856 = 93.53
To amount of Sale of land (^57.08) & Collton = 72.87
Interest from 12 April 1859 = 10.20
To amount of Sale of his Negroes Tom and Caroline and bed = 714.00
Interest from 5 May 1858 = 39.18
To hire of negroes to John Devenport = 140.75
Interest- from 11 January 1857 = 22.52
To hire of Negroes to John Rucker = 12.00
Interest from 4th May 1857 = 1.60
(total) $1492.47

Here are the debits, most labeled v1 - v19 (maybe the receipt number?)
1855
Oct 15: By cash paid Mathias Deuners (?) v1 = 3.12-1/2
1856: Interest from 15th October 1855 = .83
Jan 1: By cash paid J W Clark
………: Tax for 1855……2 = 1.26
………: Interest = .30
March 1: By cash pd Johnson McCoy, 3 = 4.50
…………..: Interest = 1.03
“ 1: By cash paid Albert Hughs, 4 = 3.00
………Int. = .68
Feby 12: By cash paid W C Howell, 5 = 4.00
…....Interest = .92
April 10: By cash paid William J. Pool, v6 = 7.34
…….Interest = 1.60
April 28: cash paid Christian & Folke, v7 = 7.76
…….Interest = 1.60
Sept 20: By cash pd. A Colenberger, v8 = 14.00
……Interest = 2.58
Oct 31: Cash paid J W Clark Tax for 1856, 9 = 1.83
1857…Interest = .32
Oct 12: By cash paid J Klhemer (?), v 10 = 14.64
1856…Interest = 1.46
Jany 1: By cash pd. Abner D. Marcus, v 11 = 250.00
1858…Interest = 60.60
April 26: By cash pd. W J Pool, v 12 = 7.56
…..Interest = .42
Amt pd W C Howell v 13 = 4.00
1856
Feby: 1 pr. Shoes for Ellis Marcus of P. Devenpor 13 = 1.75
Interest = .52
By cash paid printers fee, 14 = 4.00
By cash pd John Devenport v. 14 = 26.00
Interest from 1 September 1854 = 9.06
By cash paid John Devenport v 15 = 15.05
Interest from 1 January 1855 = 8.25
By “ paid for building house for Ellis = 65.00
Interest from 1 July 1855 = 1.41
By “ for Keeping & Taking care of
Ellis Marcus non compos 18 months & 4 days , v 17 = 217.60
to the 11 January 1857 = 34.91
Interest (I presume the above amount should go with this line Interest instead)
By amt paid W H Northington, v 18 = 15.00
“ “ “ J Jones, v 19 = 11.00
Allowance to administrator = 112.33
Court fees rec $34.00
“ “ “ “ for extra = 30.50
Services & actual expenses = 35.00
……………………………907.66 Paid
Allowance to guardian ad litem 2.00
**There is a line drawn to total the column = 944.23
Amount to balance = 548.24

The State of Alabama ) Personally appea-
Autauga County) red before me Henly
Brown Judge of Probate of Said County John Devenport administrator of the Estate of Joshua Marcus deceased who on oath says the foregoing account and final settlement of the Estate of said deceased is correct to the best of his knowledge and belief.
Sworn to and
Subscribe before
Me this 2nd day ) John Deveport
of December 1858
Henly Brown
Judge of Probate

(End of Document)



The State of Alabama) Probate Court Special
Autauga County ) Term Dec. 2nd 1858

Joshua Marcus dec'd ) This day came
Estate of Final Settlement) John Davenport
administrator of estate, and filed his account, vouchers and evidence for a final settlement of his said administration, and the Court having examined said account etc. and found them to be apparently correct, they are now reported for such settlement.
1st: It is therefore ordered that the 12th day of January 1859 be appointed a day to make such settlement, and that notice of the time and nature of such settlement be given by publication for three successive weeks in the Autauga Citizen, a newspaper published in said county.
2nd: It is further ordered that G. A. Northington be, and he is hereby appointed guardian ad litem for and to protect the interests of Susan T., William H., and Mahala P. Marcus, and Elizabeth McCord the only minors concerned in this proceeding, and that said Northington have notice of said appointment.

[end of document]


The State of Alabama ) Special Court of Probate
Autauga County ) January 12th, 1859

Joshua Marcus, deceased, estate of ) This being
Order on Final Settlement ) the day
) set to hear
and pass upon the account heretofore filed, by John Devenport, the administrator of said estate, for a final settlement of his said administration, now comes the said Devenport, and moves the Court to proceed with said settlement, and that his said accounts be passed and or allowed as filed by him, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court from proper evidence, that due notice of the time set for the hearing, and of the nature of such settlement has been given by publication for three successive weeks in the Autauga Citizen a newspaper published in this county, And G. A. Northington who was heretofore appointed to act as guardian ad litem for and to protect the interests of Susan T., William H., and Mahala P. Marcus, and Elizabeth McCord, the only minors concerned in this proceeding in all matters pertaining to this settlement, now appears in open court, consents to act as such guardian, and proceeds (sic) to contest such settlement, whereupon the Court proceeds to audit & state? said account, and the said Devenport having produced evidence to the satisfaction of the Court, sustaining (^ the correctness of) each item on the credit side of said account, Thereupon the Court the Court stated? the said account.
1st: It is ordered that said account as audited and stated? by the Court be passed and allowed in all things as or stated. And it appearing to the Court that said estate must be divided into equal parts or shares, and that of one said shares must be subdivided again into nine equal shares, making those entitled to whole shares, entitled to the sum of ninety one 37/100 dollars each, Those to sub shares, entitled to the sum of $10.15 each.
2nd: It is ordered, adjudged, and decreed by the Court, that James Marcus recover of John Devenport, the said administrator the sum of ninety one 37/100 dollars his distributive share of said estate.
3rd: It is further ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that John H. Pool and Hetty Pool, his wife, for the use of the said Hetty Pool, recover of the said John Devenport administrator as aforesaid, the sum of ninety one 37/100 dollars his (?) distributive share of said estate.
4th: It is further ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court, that Abner D. Marcus, recover of the said John Devenport the sum of ninety one 37/100 dollars his distributive share of said estate.
5th: It is further ordered, adjudged & decreed by the Court that William Marcus recover of the said John Devenport, administrator as aforesaid the sum of ninety one 37/100 dollars his distributive share of said estate.
6th: It is further ordered, adjudged & decreed by the Court, that, Elizabeth McCord, by her guardian, when known, recover of the said John Devenport, admr. as aforesaid the sum of ninety one 37/100 dollars her distributive share of said estate.
**A note in the margin sideways beside this paragraph reads: Rec'd full payment of this Decree August 12th 1859, Esq. ?? Cossly, Attory for Wm. McCord, Guardian of Frances Elizabeth McCord, witness R.W. Kui?
7th: It is further ordered, and decreed by the Court that John Marcus recover of the said John Devenport, administrator as aforesaid the sum of ten 15/100 dollars his distributive share of said estate.
8th: It is further ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court, that A. Jones and Martha Jones, his wife, for the use of the said Martha recover of the said John Devenport administrator as aforesaid, the sum of ten 15/100 dollars her distributive share of said estate.
9th: It is further ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court, that Rhody E. Marcus recover of the said John Devenport admr. as aforesaid the sum of ten 15/100 dollars her distributive share of said estate.
10th: It is further ordered that Joshua L. Marcus recover of the said John Devenport admr. as aforesaid the sum of ten 15/100 dollars his distributive share of said estate.
11th: It is further ordered, adjudged, and decreed by the Court that J. J. Honeycut and Emily A. Honeycut his wife for the use of said Emily A. recover of the said John Devenport admr. as aforesaid the sum of ten 15/100 dollars her distributive share of said estate.
12th: It is further ordered that W. J. Atkinson & Mahala P. his wife for the use of the said Mahala P. recover of the said John Devenport admr. as aforesaid the sum of ten 15/100 dollars her distributive share of said estate.
13th: It is further ordered and decreed by the Court, that Jane, William H., and Susan T. Marcus, by their guardian, Elizabeth Marcus, recover of the said John Devenport admr. each ten 15/100 dollars, their distributive shares of said estate making in the aggregate the sum of theiry 45/100 dollars.
14th: It is further ordered by the Court that said report , x-x-x be recorded, and places on file in this Court.

[end of document]

Based on the preceding document, the children receive full-shares, one granddaughter received a full share as the only heir of her mother, and nine grandchildren receive subshares.

Full shares/Children of Joshua Marcus:
1. James Marcus
2. Hetty (Marcus) wife of John H. Pool
3. Abner Marcus
4. William Marcus

Full share/Granddaughter of Joshua Marcus:
Frances Elizabeth McCord, only child Rebecca Marcus and William McCord.

Sub-shares (1/9th) grandchildren of Joshua Marcus, probably all are children of Daniel Marcus, deceased:
1. John J. Marcus
2. Martha (Marcus) wife of Augustus Jones
3. Rhody E. Marcus (no longer a minor)
4. Joshua L. Marcus (no longer a minor)
5. Emily A. (Marcus) wife of J. J. Honeycut
6. Mahala P. (Marcus) wife of W. J. Atkinson**
7. Sarah Jane Marcus (guardian Elizabeth Marcus)
8. William H. Marcus (guardian Elizabeth Marcus)
9. Susan T. Marcus (guardian Elizabeth Marcus)

[**They made a mistake, because we know that Sarah Jane married W. J. Atkinson. Mahala Paralee is likely the same Parolee Marcus who married Floyd Ellison and moved to Texas. She didn't have a death certificate, unfortunately. In 1858 AND at the start of the 1859 settlement, Mahala P. is mentioned as still being a minor and NOT Sarah Jane. I think they just mixed their names up at the end of the document. RDLM, Jan 2009]



Report of the Sale of land of Joshua Marcus

The State of Alabama ) To the Judge of Probate of Said
Autauga County ) Court the undersigned admin-
istrator debonis now with the will annexed of Joshua Marcus late of said county dec'd that in pursuance of an order of said Court bearing date the 14th day of January 1856 ordering a Sale of the land belonging to said Estate after legally advertising the Same for Sale by posting up advertisements at the Court House door and three other public places in said County on the 29 March 1856 proceeded to Sell Said land on the premises in Said County between the hours of 12 o'clock NC? and five o'clock PM at Public outcry on a credit of twelve months and James Devenport being the higher and best bidder therefore to wit the E ½ of the NE ¼ of Section 18 T 20 R 14, 80 acres and the improvements on the public lands adjoining for fifty one dollars for which he has complied with the terms of sale by giving his note & e.
Sworn to & subscribed before
me this 12th day of January 1859)
Henly Brown)
Judge of Probate)
) John Devenport



Joshua MARCUS and Frances PALMER were married about 1795. They appeared in the census on 1 Jun 1830 in Cap't. McLane's District, Autauga, Alabama.
J. Marcus, Sr., heads a household containing:

1 male 15<20 (prob. Abner D. abt 19),
2 males 20<30 (prob. William abt 25 and an unknown son or male relative),
1 male 30<40 (Ellis, abt 33),
1 male 50<60 (Joshua abt 58),
2 females 10<15 (maybe Hetty abt 12 and Rebecca abt 8),
1 female 40<50 (Frances abt 50).

J. Marcus and J. Marcus, Sr. are both listed one after the other on this page. The index says “Jr.”, but in the only other instance of Jr. on the page, the J is very long. On what I read as J. Marcus, Sr., the “J” or “S” is compact, like other S's on the page. I think J is newlywed James and J., Sr. is Joshua.
They appeared in the census on 1 Jun 1840 in Autauga Co., Alabama.5 Joshua Marcus is listed as head of a household containing:

1 male 40<50 (prob. Ellis, abt 43),
1 male 60 <70 (Joshua, abt 68),
1 female 20<30 (possibly Rebecca abt 18, although there is a Rebecca aged 33 in the household in 1850, who'd be 23 here, but I don't know who she is or when she joined their household),
1 female 60<70 (prob. Frances, abt 60).

No slaves are listed with them.
Frances PALMER (daughter of Thomas PALMER and Rebecca) was born about 1780. She died before 1850 in Alabama ?. Frances is not on the 1850 census and no wife is mentioned in Joshua's will, so I presume Frances predeceased him.
Joshua MARCUS and Frances PALMER had the following children:

2

i.

Ellis MARCUS was born in 1797 in South Carolina. He died about Jan 1857 in Alabama. He was last mentioned in his father's estate settlement papers on 4 Jan 1856. Several of his expenses were listed on the estate ledger sheet, one in Feb 1856 when one pair of shoes was purchased for him. Another line listed "By cash paid for building house for Ellis, $65.00." He was not listed in the 2 Dec 1858 list of heirs. An undated line on the estate ledger sheet shows that the estate paid $217.60 "By cash for Keeping & Taking care of Ellis Marcus non compos 18 months & 4 days." The entry before that shows interest from 1 July 1855 and the date after shows interest to the 11 January 1857. That is 18 months and 10 days, so that may give us a January 1857 death date for Ellis.

+3

ii.

Daniel MARCUS.

+4

iii.

William MARCUS.

+5

iv.

James MARCUS.

+6

v.

Abner David MARCUS.

+7

vi.

Hetty MARCUS.

+8

vii.

Rebecca MARCUS.