Family of the Hon. Dr. John Hartwell Marable
and Ann Jones Watson


Hon Dr. John Hartwell Marable (b. 1786, Brunswick Co., VA; d. 1844, Montgomery Co., TN), son of the Rev. Henry Hartwell Marable, and Ann Jones Watson (1790-1860), his wife. John Hartwell Marable studied medicine at Philadelphia and then moved to Yellow Creek in Montgomery Co., Tennnessee, where he practiced medicine. He served in the Tennessee state legislature before 1820 and then in Congress as a Representative from Tennessee from 1825 to 1829. Those were heroic times: his colleagues in the Tennessee delegation in Congress included Sam Houston, Davy Crockett and James Knox Polk in the House and Andrew Jackson in the Senate. After his term he returned to "Escape," his plantation and his medical practice on Yellow Creek until his death in 1844.


The gate to the old Marable Cemetery at "Escape" on Yellow Creek and the grave of the Hon. Dr. John Hartwell Marable, being cleared and inspected by a few of his descendents.


Plantation house at Escape on Yellow Creek near Palmyra, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, where the Hon. Dr. John Hartwell Marable lived.