The Linn B. Marksberry, that I'm familiar with, b. 30 Aug 1885 in Indian Terr, OK was not the son of Prilda Florence & Simon Kenton Marksberry. I believe he was the son of Sarah Banks? & Simon K. Marksberry. Simon K. & Prilda Florence Prater married 29 Nov 1885, after Linn B. was born 30 Aug. 1885. It is speculated that Sarah Banks? died 1885, in or as a result of childbirth, and Simon K. needed someone to look afeter his son. Have been unable to locate a record of marriage for Sarah & Simon. My speculation is that Sarah's last name is Banks, is due to Linn Banks Marksberry's naming. Linn Banks would have been Sarah's great grandfather. Given the early, and sometimes still used today, of naming the children after ancestors, try this lineage. You will see other Marksberry's getting into the Banks names.
Sarah's parents would be: Samuel Gerrard Banks & Elizabeth Martin. Thence; William Banks & Rachel Marksberry, thence; Linn Banks & Sarah Proctor, thence; Gerrard Banks & Ann Stanton. I got this out of several Family Tree's that had been submitted to Family Tree Maker.
Info on Prilda Florence that I have found. Her 2nd husband was Hiram Henderson McFarland, & Simon K. her third. Her parents were; Benjamin Prater Jr. & Susan Cole, thence; Benjamin Prater Sr. with spouse unknown. Benjamin jr. b. 1828, Susan b. 1832. Benjamin Sr. b. abt 1863 & d. abt 1749.
Linn Banks Marksberry md. Nevada Adaline Hodge on 16 April 1916. They had 11 children, with one set of twins, but both lived to adulthod.
I've also heard that Prilda or someone in this chain was Indian or part Indian. The person I am trying to help with this family line is a child of Linn Banks Marksberry. Would like to know how & where you fit into this line.
Arasha Marksberry b. abt 1805 was married twice. He md. Margaret DeVine, 22 May 1828. md. 2nd, Martha "Patsy" McCarty, 4 Sept 1837. Don't know how many children were with Margaret or their names, but Simon Kenton Marksberry's mother was Martha Patsy McCarty Marksberry. Both marriages were from Grant Co., KY records extracted by IGI. International Genealogical Index.
Lets hear from you. Would like to get a copy of Prilda's photo. Bob J. email: firstname.lastname@example.org