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Buter Emery Marble's Migration West
Time Table: Butler Emery Marble’s Migration West 1794, January; birth of Emery Butler to Joseph and Susannah Butler Marble in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. 1809, Joseph Marble, a Revolutionary War Veteran built the first saw-mill in Fayston, Washington County, Vermont. 1815, December 10; Emery Butler Marble marries Mary Jenette Laws 1817- 1819 Emery Butler served in Montpelier Prison, Washington County, Vermont for stealing father’s oxen. 1819, April 04; birth of son, Levi in Fayston, Washington County, Vermont 1820, November 04; birth of son, Jehiel Butler Marble in Essex, Chittendon County, Vermont 1822, birth of daughter, Mary Matilda Marble in New York State 1829, February; birth of son, John Milton Marble in Fulton County, New York 1830, United States Census, Marble’s residing in Constantia, Oswego County, New York 1833, March 30; birth of son, Ansil Sylvester Marble in Johnston, Fulton County, New York 1835, birth of son, Jackson Marble in Coldwater, Branch County, Michigan 1838, Butler Emery Migrated to 1838, Clyde Township, Whiteside County, Illinois In 1838, Wing laid out a "city" at the mill which was called "Genesee City." The "city" was great in its immensity. Lots were sold to eastern people, and several came on to inspect the new metropolis. They found a magnificent array of stakes, and but little else to speak of. Butler E. Marble, the miller, went to Oregon. 1840, May 16, 1840; Butler E. Marble’s second marriage to a Matilda Crawford in Ogle, Lee County, Illinois. 1841, November 16; Son, Levi Marble marries Jerusha Closson in Whiteside County, Illinois 1850 United States Federal Census, Marble’s residing in Harlem Township, Carroll County, Illinois 1851, November 04; marriage of Jehiel Butler Marble to Anna Loveridge Drake in Carroll County, Illinois. Jehiel Marble's family migrated to Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. They bore three sons from 1852 to 1861. Jehiel was a stone mason. 1852, April 27; Son, Ansil Sylvester Marble married Louvisa Gainer Green in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. They spent their honeymoon traveling on the Oregon Trail with Ansil’s father, Emery. 1852, 16 November; 1852, October; Butler E. Marble and Ansil arrived at the Dalles, Oregon, the end of the Oregon Trail. From Whiteside County, Illinois, Butler had traveled since the early Spring of 1852 by covered wagon drawn by an oxen team. 1852, 16 November; Butler and Ansil Marble Family arrived in the village of Portland, they had loaded their possessions on a barge and took it from Dalles. 1852, December 1; John Milton Marble came to the Oregon Territory a month after his father Butler. John a blacksmith and machinist had built the Klickitat Roller Mills, Goldendale, Klickitat County, Washington in 1878. In the winter of 1854-55, one Levi Marble caught the western fever. He must have had it bad, for he hitched his horses to a cutter, drove to Fulton, Illinois, and thence making the entire trip on ice, drove up the Mississippi River to Reed’s Landing, Minnesota, from Reed’s Landing up the Chippewa River to the mouth of Dead Lake, and continued his sleigh ride up the lake, notwithstanding that the mercury was seldom above 40 below. Now removed to Dead Lake Prairie in the present township of Waterville, Pepin County, Wisconsin, Levi Marble built a little board house at the foot of the hill called Silver Birch. In 1855, he introduced the first threshing machine in Pepin County. He also placed the burrs and did the first grinding of grain in Dorwin's mill, the first that was built in that section. He also built a ferry boat at Round Hill which served the community for several years. 1855, Ansil Sylvester Marble filed for a Donation Land Claim in Clark County, Washington Territory at Military Road between Vancouver and Salmon Creek. Butler E. and son Ansil had lived in Portland, Oregon since 1852. In 1859, Ansil and his father built a saw mill on Salmon Creek. In 1864 he built a flourmill on Salmon Creek, and operated a successful business until 1883 when a new building was constructed at another site. The mill, the first in Clark County, was located near the present intersection of 134th Street and Salmon Creek Avenue. It had three grinding stones and was powered by the water from Salmon Creek. Ansil had moved to Salmon Creek, where he built a flour mill and operated it for a period of 30 years. The mill burned down in 1885. He was an Indian war veteran and served in the campaign against numerous outbreaks of the redskins. 1866, Butler Emery Marble died and was buried at the Post Military Cemetery, Vancouver Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington.