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Sybil (Sybie) Jane Marrs was born 11 Apr 1884 in Kentucky to Dockery Jordon Cynthia Barthena McClaire (nee Price) Marrs.

The record of Sybil and Columbus's marriage states Columbus was from Hearin (probably Herrin) age 27 1st marriage, occupation farmer, and his parents born in Ky. Sibbie J Marrs of Wheatcroft age 17 1st marriage, bride and her parents born in Ky. Married at Dave Marrs' house in Webster Co. by U J Fox Baptist Minister. Witnesses were S. P. Nall and C.C. Hall (probably brother-in-law C. Christopher Hall). Date of Bond 17 Dec 1901; surety: D J Marrs (Dockery Jordon Marrs)

When they divorced Sibbie took Jewel and went to Indianapolis and started a rooming house. There she met Mr Hoalt. Columbus and CJ lived with Dock and Cynthia.

Columbus and Sybie (under the name Kerrico) are buried side by side in Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery, Benton, Franklin Co., Illinois.

Emma's father said Columbus died of a broken heart.
in USA


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