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Of such is the kingdom of Heaven.
I found a death notice for Marcus on page 3 of the 21 May 1889 Macon Telegraph, but it gave me pause since the parents listed for him were "Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Vinson":
Marcus was enumerated for a US Federal census once, in 1880. He was listed as a 6-year-old son in the household of B. F. and Elizabeth Vinson (image available at Ancestry). They were residing in Bibb County, Georgia. Walden, where the death notice points to, was a community in that county (and is still noted as such today).
So I'm chalking this up to a typographical error. If I'm wrong, please let me know.
What adds a bit of interest to the story is there is in fact a W. G. Vinson related to Marcus. William Green was the grandfather of Frances Isabella Vinson, who married William Emmette Vinson, a brother of Marcus.
My connection to Marcus Franklin Vinson: "Brother-in-law of sister-in-law of 2nd cousin 2x removed." It's a bit tenuous, but I'm still labeling this a This Time It's Personal post. :-)