Marshall, Arch.

Submitted by mercercounty on Wed, 08/18/2010 - 04:35

ARCH. MARSHALL, farmer, post-office Henderson, is a son of Hugh and Nancy (Henderson) Marshall. James Marshall, the grandfather of our subject, was one of the pioneer settlers of this county, and died February 24, 1852, aged eighty years, and his wife, Martha, died in 1832. He reared two children: Jane, Mrs. William Simcox, deceased, and Hugh, the father of our subject, who was born in Venango County December 30, 1800, and came to this county with his parents. Our subject now resides on the farm upon which they located. He died March 1, 1877, and Nancy, his wife, died September 12, 1871. He voted the Democratic ticket, and was an elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Their family consisted of thirteen children: Martha, resides with our subject; Robert, enlisted in Company K, Second Missouri Volunteer Infantry, and served two years, and died in the army August 25, 1863; William, resides in Kansas; Mary, died September 29, 1849; James, served in Company K, Fifty-fifth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and lives in Kansas; John settled on a farm near his father’s old residence, and died October 23, 1879, he married Isabella Simcox, and had six children, all of whom are living but one; Archibald; Hugh, lives in the West; Jane, died August 81, 1842; Alexander, died in 1847; Nancy, died in 1847; infant, deceased. Alfred, the youngest, was born March 14, 1848, and was married March 11, 1870, to Millie, daughter of the late William V. Perrine, of Worth Township, and had five children: Allie, died August 4, 1885; W. L., Bertha L., L. S., Leroy. Alfred died November 1, 1880, and his wife died September 21, 1879. Our subject was born November 12, 1837, on the homestead he now owns, and received a common-school education. In 1862 he enlisted in Company F, Eighteenth Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, and served until the close of the war. He first married Fannie, daughter of Thomas Gadsby, of Venango County; she died in 1880, leaving one child, Robert, who died May 29, 1879, In 1883 he married Mary E., daughter of John Carmichael, of Worth Township, and by this union they have two children: Arthur H., born January 13, 1886, and Henderson, born February 23, 1888. Mr. Marshall has held the office of school director and supervisor of the township. He votes the Republican ticket, and he and family are members of the Presbyterian Church.

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1079-1080

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Arch Marshall

Submitted by Norris Burdette on Wed, 08/18/2010 - 04:35.

More information on Arch Marshall from Norris Burdette

Arch Marshall lived almost another 40 years after the 1888 bio was written. He had a son John, born 1891-92. His wife Mary died in 1896. He married Sarah Ann Burdett, widow of Robert Lyons of Lake Twp, in 1897. He died in 1926 and Sarah died 1933. They are both buried in Oakhill Cemetery, Sandy Lake Twp. His first two wives are buried in Irwin Cemetery, Venango Co.

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