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All Lines will be listed by Earliest Known or Assumed Ancestor.  All of us hope that eventually all families or lines participating in the Marsalis and Variant Spellings DNA Project AND the recently added John Edeson/Edison Project will be listed on this Patriarch page. 

Participation in the DNA Project is not a requirement for listing on this page, but we will indicate families who have a male representing them in the DNA Project.  If you are a Marsalis or a variant spelling through a maternal line we welcome your lineage posting at the Pedigree Forum and we will transfer the tree here.

Thanks to DNA we have recently discovered a common ancestor for Marselis and Edison. This is a history changing event as we eagerly await findings on the origins of JOHN EDESON, great grandfather of THOMA ALVA EDISON, America's own "Wizard of Menlo Park" (now Edison, NJ) and history's 4th most prolific inventoer.

Steve and Austin Edison  are direct descendants of John and Sarah Ogden EDESON/EDISON

Austin descends via a paper trail from Samuel Ogden Edison as did Thomas Alva Edison.

Steve descends via a paper trail from Moses Edison

More will be posted on this line as information is learned.

We welcome all who descend from John EDESON/EDISON through a son or a daughter to post your pedigree - whether you test or not.

We now welcome a newly revealed cousin Herb MARSELAS. He is descended from John Edason MARSELAS born 1780, Maryland. Again thanks to DNA.

We welcome David ADDISON.   DNA has proven him to also be an EDISON who is also a MARSELIS.

 

MARSALIS/MARSELIS/MARCELIS/MERSELIS/MARSEILLES, MASALIS,MASALES,MARSALAS.........

Our Marsalis family began in the U. S. on May 9, 1661 with the arrival into New Amsterdam (New York) of the ship  DE BEVER
Passenger list : "Pieter Marcelis/ Marselis, from Beesd, with wife, 4 children, 13, 6, 4, and 2 years old and 2 servants"  --Holland Year Book 1902
According to the Holland Society Yearbook 1915 Pieter settled at Bergen, N.J. and died there with his burial recorded in the Bergen Dutch Church on September 4, 1682.

Within the last years there has been confirmation of Marcelis Pieters' origins in Beesd, Netherlands.  

 The Message Boards for Marselis and Marsalis at Genforum and at ancestry.com have much information.

VARIANT Names are spelled as found on various records and some will reflect the patronymic system


1 Pieter Marcelis and his wife ( Elizabeth LNU) and 4 children arrived 1661 into New Amsterdam.  He died  4 Sep 1682 Bergen, NJ.
 2. Marselis Pieterse (as commonly written) b 1656, Netherlands, d 23 Oct 1747, NJ m  Pieterje Van de Voorst the daughter of Ide Cornelissen Van Voorst and Hilletje Jans.

 Ide/Edo ran as a First Name through several Marselis branches and has no English equivalent. Several different spellings commonly found in early records are Ide/Iden/Idea/Ydes/Edo/Eden/Edea. It is pronounced as "E-da" or "E-duh"

The name "Ide" entered the Marcelis/Marselis family by Pieterje Van Voorst and Marselis Pieterse naming a son after her father Ide Cornelissen Van Voorst.  According to the Dutch patronymic system a name like John Edeson could be interpreted as "John son of Edo/Ide"

CORNELIUS VAN VOORST, b.ca.1580 – d. either late 1638 or early 1639 probably at Ahasimus /Jersey City, married VROUWTJE IDES. C.V.V may well be labeled as "the first Jersey man". Much history is available on him.

Their son IDE CORNELISSEN VAN VOORST, b. ca. 1626 is said to be the “1st native white male to have been born in New Netherlands, d. 12 -28 -1683.  He married 10 -18 -1652 HILLETJE JANS, b.ca. 1630 and died 12 - 18- 1705.

One of their daughters was named PIETERJE VAN VOORST (bap. 9 Oct 1659). She married in 1681 MARSELIS PIETERSE, a son of our  known ancestor the immigrant PIETER MARCELIS/MARSELIS and ELIZABETH LNU

 3 Ide Marselis born 1690 (Baptism NY Dutch Church)

   married 1st Maritie Cornelis Coddemis/Cadmus April 23, 1713.

Now known are a Marcellus Ideson and a  Cornelius Ideson/Edeson who were grandsons of Maritie Cornelis Cadmus' parents  according to an estate paper.  In various records Cornelis' last name was spelled Idensse, Edesen, Eidese, Ideson, Idesen and Ydese.

Maritie Coddemis/Cadmus* must have died. No other record has been found for her.

There are church records for marriage and the baptisms of children of Cornelius Idesen/Edeson and Dirje Vreeland.

There are mentions of Marcelis Idesen as a witness in baptismal records.

YYDES/Ides, MARSELES married Femmetie Doolhagen, Nov 21, 1741,  2nd  Reformed Dutch Church, Passaic.  Was this Marcelus Idesen? Were Ydes/Ides and Femmetje parents of John Edeson/Edison?  (Femmetie is sometimes Aanglicized as Febe or Phebe)

( After the Tory/Loyalist John Edison left NJ and moved to Canada there is a Marshall on a list with him. Marcellus/Marselis is Germanic in origin and sometimes anglicized as Marshall. )

 It is very probable that Ide Marselis married FIRST COUSINS. His two wives – (1) Marritie Cornelese Coddemis/Cadmus and (2) Arriaentie Bras-- were the daughters of probable sisters Maritie KOEMANS and  Geertie KOEMANs who were the probable daughters o of Lucas Koemans and Arriaentie.   (Research by SRM.)

 

 By July 6, 1718 Ide Marselis and 2nd wife  Arriaentie Bras baptised their son "Harmanus"/Harman  Records at the Reformed Dutch Church, Hackensack, N.J.

 4 Harmanus/Harman Marselis baptized 6 July 1718 at Hackenscak Dutch Church, left a will Dec 1747, Piscataway, Middlesex NJ. He married Hannah Hutchins Marselis Robins/Robbins. She was born Dec 10, 1723 and died Sept 11, 1792 near Bound Brook, Somerset Co, NJ.  Hannah was the daughter of (Jacque) James Hutchins and Magdalene Pintard.  Hannah was the sister of Mississippi planter Anthony Hutchins, a founder of Natchez environs, and the sister of Thomas Hutchins, America's 1st and only Geographer.

(After Harman's early death Hannah Hutchins Marselis married William Robbins/Robins and had several more children. The known names from family letters are Charity, George, William Jr.)

#4 Harman and Hannah Marselis had 2 sons John (#5 below b. 1745) and Peter (born 1747 ) Peter's line later spelled the name as Marseilles and moved from NJ to Pennsylvania. Peter left a diary of his travels to the Southlands and many letters as well as 2 wills - one unexecuted. It is Peter's great granddaughter Lillie Marseilles Saxman, b 1866,  who first began Marselis/Marseilles family research about 1930.


  5.John Marselis/Marseilles ( b Sept 13, 1745, d 22 Oct 1805 Somerset Co, NJ) mar. Prudence Last Name Unconfirmed - said to be Fitz Randolph.  John and Prudence (Prudy) had sons  Peter Hutchins Marsalis., Ephraim H. Marsalis (died 1812, MS) and John H. Marsalis (died age 13, NJ) and a daughter Sarah/Sally.


6 Peter Hutchins Marsalis born ca 1775 prob. Bound Brook NJ , died July 1846 Amite Co, MS,  married Mary Magdalene Gordon in either NC or Georgia. The Marsalis Cemetery on the site of their former plantation in Amite County, MS is currently being restored in an effort led by Thomas Wixon (Marsalis descendant) and William (Bill) Marsalis and others. Several Marsalis descendants have contributed to the expenses. All the Marsalises who have tested are direct descendants of one of Peter (Hutchins) H.'s 6 sons. Peter Hutchins Marselis and his descendants adopted the variant MARSALIS spelling

Peter Hutchins Marsalis and Mary Magdalene (Polly) Gordon are the common progenitors for all the mostly Southern lines surnamed MARSALIS

LINEAGE 1......... MARSALIS

1 Pedigree for Kenneth R. Marsalis   # N19898

   haplogroup snip confirmed R1b1b2 with 67 Markers


Pieter Marcelisse arrived 1661 at New Amsterdam, d 4 Sep 1682 Bergen, NJ  m Elizabeth
Pieterse Marselis b 1656, Netherlands, d 23 Oct 1747, NJ m  Pieterje Van de Voorst  
Ide Marselis born 1690 (Baptism NY Dutch Church) m Arriaentie Bras  
Harmanus/Harman Marselis baptized 6 July 1718, NJ, Will Dec 1747, NJ m Hannah Hutchins
John Marselis/Marseilles b 13 Sept 1745, NJ d 22 Oct 1805 prob. Somerset Co, NJ m Prudence
Peter Hutchins Marsalis b abt 1775 prob, Bound Brook NJ d July 1846 Amite Co, MS
James  Marsalis b 1827 MS d 1882 Amite, MS m Dorcas Swearingen
Peter Lotterick Marsalis b 1845 MS d 1927 Summit, MS m Louisa Garner
Louis Hillery Marsalis b 1876 MS d 1934 Colorado m Alice Bryant Warner
Peter Hugh Marsalis I b 1904 CO m Alice Rebecca Ellis

Living

 

2 Pedigree for Bill (William Ephraim II) Marsalis    # 155751

67 Marker Test


Peter Marcelis arrived New Amsterdam 1661, d  1682 Bergen, NJ  m Elizabeth(?)

Pieterse Marselis b 1656, Netherlands, d 23 Oct 1747, NJ m  Pieterje Van de Voorst

Ide Marselis born 1690 (Baptism NY Dutch Church) m Arriaentie Bras

Harmanus/Harman Marselis baptized 6 July 1718, Will Dec 1747 m Hannah Hutchins

John Marselis/Marseilles b 13 Sept 1745 d 22 Oct 1805 Somerset Co, NJ m Prudence

Peter Hutchins Marsalis  b abt 1775  NJ d July 1846 Amite Co, MS m Mary M. "Polly" Gordon

Ephraim Marsalis b 1807 GA d 1883 Amite Co, MS m 1st Elizabeth Ann Flowers

James Enoch Marsalis b 1828 Amite, MS d 1915 TX m Dorothea Thompson

Ephraim Ezra Marsalis b 1855 Pike Co, MS d 1947 Warren Co, MS m Susan Wilson

Stanfield Marsalis b 1890 Holmes, MS d 1944 Colorado Springs CO m Mary Johnson

William Ephraim Marsalis I b 1913 Cleveland, MS d 1968 ALA m Opal C. Nabors

Living

 

3 Pedigree for Michael Marsalis, Sr.   # 155590 37 Markers

4.Pedigree for Michael Marsalis,Jr.    # 232897 67 Markers

Pieter  Marselis b abt 1602, d 4 Sep 1682 Bergen, NJ  m Elizabeth
Pieterse Marselis b 1656, Netherlands, d 23 Oct 1747, NJ m  Pieterje Van de Voorst  
Ide Marselis born 1690 (Baptism NY Dutch Church) m Arriaentie Bras  
Harmanus/Harman Marselis baptized 6 July 1718, NJ, Will Dec 1747, NJ m Hannah Hutchins
John Marselis/Marseilles b 13 Sept 1745 d 22 Oct 1805 probably Somerset Co, NJ m Prudence
Peter Hutchins Marsalis b abt 1775 prob, Bound Brook NJ d July 1846 Amite Co, MS
         m   Mary Magdalene "Polly" Gordon
William Peter Marsalis b Oct 1808 GA d Oct 1877 Amite Co, MS m Lucy Denman  
Dr.Thomas Hutchins Marsalis b Aug 1853, MS d Feb 1920  MS m Eula Kinnebrew
Thomas Ray Marsalis b Dec 1888 MS d Nov 1963 New Orleans, LA m Rubye Griffith
Lane Kinnebrew Marsalis b Jan 1915 MS d Sept 1981, Dallas, TX m Mildred Gordon

Living Living

 

5. Pedigree for Ernest Marsalis  #271550  37 Markers

Peter Marcelis arrived New Amsterdam 1661, d  1682 Bergen, NJ  m Elizabeth(?)

Pieterse Marselis b 1656, Netherlands, d 23 Oct 1747, NJ m  Pieterje Van de Voorst

Ide Marselis born 1690 (Baptism NY Dutch Church) m Arriaentie Bras

Harmanus/Harman Marselis baptized 6 July 1718, Will Dec 1747 m Hannah Hutchins

John Marselis/Marseilles b 13 Sept 1745 d 22 Oct 1805 Somerset Co, NJ m Prudence

Peter Hutchins Marsalis  b abt 1775  NJ d July 1846 Amite Co, MS m Mary M. "Polly" Gordon

Ephraim Marsalis b 1807 GA d 1883 Amite Co, MS m 1st Elizabeth Ann Flowers

James Enoch Marsalis b 1828 Amite, MS d 1915 TX m Dorothea Thompson

Ephraim Ezra Marsalis b 1855 Pike Co, MS d 1947 Warren Co, MS m Susan Wilson

James William Marsalis b 1877 Holmes Co, MS d 1953 Ft Worth, Tarrant Co, TX m Susan Barnett - 1st.

Eugene Graham  Marsalis b 1912 MS d 1957 Ft Worth, Tarrant Co, TX m Elena Kimball 
 
Bobby Joe Marsalis b 1932 Shreveport, Louisiana d 1984 Louisiana
Living
 

 

NOT Tested because of Maternal Marsalis DNA but with known paper trail: 

Pedigree for Thomas (Tommy) C.S. Wixon   twixonATgmail.com 
 
Pieter Marcelis/Marcelisse b 1602 Netherlands, d  1682 Bergen, NJ  m Elizabeth
Pieterse Marselis b 1656, Netherlands, d 23 Oct 1747, NJ m  Pieterje Van de Voorst  
Ide Marselis born 1690 (Baptism NY Dutch Church) m Arriaentie Bras  
Harmanus/Harman Marselis baptized 6 July 1718, Will Dec 1747 m Hannah Hutchins
John Marselis/Marseilles b 13 Sept 1745 d 22 Oct 1805 Somerset Co, NJ m Prudence
Peter Hutchins Marsalis b abt 1775  NJ d July 1846 Amite Co, MS m Mary M. "Polly" Gordon
Ephraim  Marsalis b 1807 GA d 1883 Amite Co, MS m 1st Elizabeth Ann Flowers
James Enoch Marsalis b 1828 Amite, MS d 1915 TX m Dorothea Thompson
Ephraim Ezra Marsalis b 1855 Pike Co, MS d 1947 Warren Co, MS m Susan Wilson
Stanfield Marsalis b 1890 Holmes, MS d 1944 Colorado Springs CO m Mary Johnson
Myrtle Belle Marsalis b 1924 Cleveland, Bolivar, MS d. 1996 Pascagoula, MS
Living

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Lineage 1

 Pedigree for Herbert Alton Marselas  #256211   111 Markers

 

John Edison/Edason MARSELAS, b. 1780  Maryland  d. 1842

Documented records for John E. Marselas/Marcellus and a descendant line in Maryland. Marselas is TIGHTLY RELATED to Marsalis/Marselis and the Edison/Addison lines.

 

LINEAGE 1...........SURNAME EDESON/EDISON

The earliest documented ancestor of the Edison family is JOHN EDESON/EDISON who married Sarah Ogden, the daughter of Samuel Ogden and Phebe Baldwin, on 10 October 1765 at Hannover Presbyterian Church in Morris Co, New Jersey.   Although family tradition has held that John was born in the Netherlands ca. 1727, recent research including DNA sampling, suggests that John is more likely to have been born in New Jersey after 1741.  To date, no definitive documentation has been discovered to confirm John’s birth or the births of his children.  The known children of John and Sarah Edison are Samuel, Adonijah, Mary, Thomas, Catharine, Sarah and Moses all born in New Jersey and Margaret, born in Nova Scotia.  The earliest documentary evidence of John Edeson/Edison is his marriage to Sarah Ogden.  However, considerable documentation survives surrounding his capture,  imprisonment and exile arising from his service as a United Empire Loyalist during the American Revolution.  John Edison is perhaps best known for his role in the American Revolution and as the Great-Grandfather of the American Inventor, Thomas Edison. (Info by Steve E. Edison)

1. Pedigree for Steven E. Edison    #159936   67 Marker Test

John Edeson/Edison  b.  aft. 1721 (poss. ca. 1741) probably in New Jersey  d. bet. 1811 – 1814; Bayham Twp., Elgin, ON  m. 10 Oct 1765; Hanover Presbyterian Church, Caldwell, Morris, NJ Sarah Ogden

Moses Edison  b. 10 Jun 1782; Acquackanonk Twp., Essex, NJ d. 26 Sep 1849; Walker Twp., Kent, MI  m. ca. 1804; Digby, Digby, NS; Jane Saxton

Hains Edison  b. 16 Apr 1814; Bayham Twp., Elgin, ON  d. 10 Oct 1878; Walker Twp., Kent, MI  m. 17 Nov 1839; Malahide Twp., Elgin, ON; Charity Hains

Milo Hains Edison  b. 08 May 1849; Walker Twp., Kent, MI  d. 14 Mar 1936; Walker Twp., Kent, MI  m. 01 May 1873; Elgin Co., ON Mary Ann Marr

Harry Edison  b. 01 Mar 1885;  Walker Twp., Kent, MI  d. 23 Feb 1953  Mt. Dora, Lake, FL  m. May 1906; Saginaw, Bay, MI Grace Evelyn Ross

Joseph Milo Edison  b. 02 Apr 1907; Walker Twp., Kent, MI  d. 21 Jul 1989; Grand Rapids, MI  m. 05 Sep 1930; Detroit, Wayne, MI Katherine Eva Björk

Don Boyd Edison  b. 28 Mar 1935; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI  d. 19 Apr 2007;  Marietta, Cobb, GA  m. 07 Mar 1964; Karlsruhe, FRG Living

 

2.Pedigree for Austin Edison   # 159306      37 Marker with Marsalis Results

"Tory" John Edeson  born ca 1708 d ca 1812
Captain Samuel Edison b 7 March 1767 NJ, d 27 March 1865
David Edison b 3 June 1798, d 30 October 1886
Absalom Edison b 25 Nov 1830, d 25 April 1906
Cyrus Edison b 6 August 1864, d 21 February 1954
Austin G Edison b 21 December 1897, d 21 October 1997
Living
 

3. Pedigree for David Addison   #285683        67 Markers 

Pedigree with paper trail back to Abraham Edison/Marselis. Hypothesis from Abraham back to Cornelis Ideson/Marselis based on known children's names and birth dates.

Pieter Marcelisse arrived 1661 at New Amsterdam, d 4 Sep 1682 Bergen, NJ,  m Elizabeth (?)
Pieterse Marselis b 1656, Netherlands, d 23 Oct 1747, NJ, m Pieterje Van de Voorst  
Ide Marselise  b:1690  (Baptism NY Dutch Church) d:1773   m 1st Marritje Cadmus/Coddemis
Cornelis Ideson/Marselise b: 1717   m Dirikje Vreeland                
Hendrik Edison/Marselise b: 1 Aug1754 in Second River, NJ d:??    m Elizabeth Furloo
Abraham Edison/Marselise  b: 27 Oct1784 in Second River, NJ d abt 1855 m. Abigail McCurl
William H. Edison/Addison b: 1820 in NJ, d: 29 Dec 1891 in Newark, NJ, m. Phebe Ann Drew
Lewis Addison b: 03 Feb 1851 in Chatham, Morris Co.,NJ, d: Bef. 1940, m. Mary M. French
Arthur Henry Addison b:17Jan1877 in Newark, NJ, d:1968 Johnson City, NY, m.Edith L Leue
Henry Addison b: 1913 in N J, d: 2003 in Boynton Beach, FLA, m.Vivienne Byars

Living

Pedigree for # 339069  mtDNA FTDNA    Deborah Carmen  Haplogroup   X2b6

A paper trailed cousin to David Addison/Edison (Marselis)

Pedigree with paper trail back to Abraham Edison/Marselis. Hypothesis from Abraham back to Cornelis Ideson/Marselis based on known children's names and birth dates and vital records.

Pieter Marcelisse arrived 1661 at New Amsterdam, d 4 Sep 1682 Bergen, NJ,  m Elizabeth (?)
Pieterse Marselis b 1656, Netherlands, d 23 Oct 1747, NJ, m Pieterje Van de Voorst  
Ide Marselise  b:1690  (Baptism NY Dutch Church) d:1773   m Marritje Cadmus/Coddemis
Cornelis Ideson/Marselise b: 1717   m Dirikje Vreeland                
Hendrik Edison/Marselise b: 1 Aug 1754 in Second River, NJ d:??    m Elizabeth Furloo
Abraham Edison/Marselise b: 27 Oct 1784 in Second River, NJ d: abt 1855 m. Abigail McCurl
William H. Edison/Addison b: 1820 in NJ, d: 29 Dec 1891 in Newark, NJ, m. Phebe Ann Drew

James B. Addison b: 1862, NJ, d: 1959, FL, mar Emily French, Newark, NJ 1882

Ruth Hilda Addison b:1899, NJ, d: 1982 FL mar Mario S. Cerniglia

Private/Living                     

 

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Pedigree for Suzanne Sauter (Van Houten/Edison/Marselis)

Maternal DNA so no test results.

Assumed line from Phebe Catherine Edison back to Cornelius Edeson/Idesen/(Marselis) Suzanne has hypothesied the relationship being Abraham Vreeland Edeson.

Ide Marselis and Matitie Cadmus

Cornelius Edese/Edeson/Edison bc 1717 Second River, NJ, d. ? m Dirckje Vreeland
Abraham Vreeland Edeson b. 1747 Second River, NJ d ? m.Unknown OR Hendrick b. Dec 15, 1754
Abraham Edison b c 1789 prob. Second River, NJ or  Oct 27, 1784 - d bef 1850 Madison, NJ m Abigail (poss. McCarl)
Phebe Catherine Edison b c 1821 Morris Co., NJ d 1886 Madison, NJ m
Peter Sharp VanHouten
William Henry Van Houten b 1846 Hanover, NJ d. 1907 Morristown, NJ m. Ida Augusta Howell
Augustus Sharp Van Houten b 1879 Madison, NJ, d 1955 Summit, NJ m. Susie May Loree
Evelyn Augusta Van Houten b 1906 Morristown, NJ d. 1991 Raleigh, NC m. F. Albert Sauter
Living


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