Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Thomas Marshall

Male 1759 - 1838  (79 years)


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  • Name Thomas Marshall 
    Born 27 Feb 1759  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Mar 1838  Pittsylvannia Co. Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I000638  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2019 

    Father John Marshall,   b. 1732, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1810, Woodford County, Kentucky - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Mary Quisenberry,   b. 1732, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1790, Frankfort, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 11 Nov 1747  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Fanny Parker,   b. 28 Feb 1763, St. George Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1806, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married Abt 1785  Culpeper County, Virginia or Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Marshall,   b. 4 Oct 1785, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1876, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. Humphrey Marshall,   b. 13 Sep 1787, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1805, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     3. William Marshall,   b. 16 Oct 1789, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mariah Marshall,   b. 7 Jan 1792, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Thomas Mordor Marshall,   b. 11 Dec 1793, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Jane Marshall,   b. 8 Oct 1795, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. James Markham Marshall,   b. 5 Nov 1797, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Whitington Marshall,   b. 17 Jun 1800, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Betsey Perkins Marshall,   b. 11 May 1802, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Nancy Marshall,   b. 2 Jul 1804, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Fannie Marshall,   b. 26 Aug 1806, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F00357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nancy Brewer,   b. Abt 1789 
    Married 8 Nov 1809 
    Children 
     1. Madison Marshall,   b. 13 May 1812
     2. Humphrey Marshall,   b. 5 Jun 1813
     3. Edmond Marshall,   b. 15 Sep 1815
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F00402  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • left Kentucky with family April 20, 1791for Lebanon Tennessee. Part of the family relocated to Jackson Co. Missouri.

      From: SuncityTHM@cs dot com [mailto:SuncityTHM@cs dot com]
      Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 2:03 PM
      To: dmarshx@yahoo dot com
      Cc: gmarshal@ruf.rice.edu; Marshall, Michael
      Subject: Re: Thomas Marshall


      Hi David,

      Good to hear from you again. The website "Northern Kentucky Marshalls" has Thomas Marshall married first to Fanny Parker, and then in 1809 to Nancy (unknown), with sons Madison, Humphrey, and Edmond. Also named are daughters of Thomas Marshall and Fanny Parker, Mariah and Nancy.

      Mary Leigh Boisseau of Danville, Virginia., a professional genealogist, has located records in Pittsylvania County, Virginia (OB37:65) wherein Nancy Marshall is named as widow of Thomas Marshall (who died intestate); also named as heirs are Thomas Marshall, James Marshall, William Marshall, William Garrett and wife, Charles Fretwell and wife, Humphrey Marshall, Edmund Marshall, Madison Marshall, Jane Marshall, Elizabeth Marshall, Francis Marshall, and Whittington Marshall.

      There are records available online from the LDS website that have Mariah (or Maria) Marshall married to William Garrett on 1 Dec. 1812 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia; and Nancy Marshall married to Charles Fretwell on 20 Dec. 1832 in Henry County, Virginia.

      Also, again from Mary Leigh Boisseau, Pittsylvania County (DB11:251 and 252) records Humphrey Marshall of Woodford County, Kentucky, appointing Thomas Marshall of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, who is named as the brother of Humphrey Marshall, to act as his attorney in fact in the sale of one thousand and ten acres dated September, 8, 1797.

      Finally, Mary also located marriage bonds from records dated January thru May of 1809 for Pittsylvania County, Virginia, in which Thomas Marshall and Nancy Brewer, daughter of William Brewer, are named.

      I had earlier found an obituary for Thomas Marshall of Pittsylvania County in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography - Volume 35(1927) - page 448, in which the "Whig" of April 20, 1838 states that Thomas Marshall died 16, March 1838, was born 26 February 1759, served in the Revolutionary War, was brother to Humphrey and James Marshall of Kentucky, and cousin to Chief Justice John Marshall.

      I have also located documentation in which Thomas Marshall of Pittsylvania County is certified as a Revolutionary War veteran, and entitled to a pension, but no record that he applied for, or received, such a pension.

      Based on the above, it would appear that the Thomas Marshall named in "Northern Kentucky Marshalls" died in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 16 March 1838 (not 1858).

      Warmest regards,

      Tom Maloney (SuncityTHM@cs dot com)


      For what it is worth, I have been able to locate marriage records for the two daughters of Thomas Marshall and Fanny Parker (Mariah and Nancy).

      Mariah (or Maria) married William Garrett 1 Dec. 1812 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

      Nancy married Charles Fretwell 20 Dec. 1832 in Henry County, Virginia.

      Both of the husbands names appear in the estate distributions for the widow (Nancy (Brewer) Marshall) and children of Thomas Marshall who died intestate in Pittsylvania County, Virginia in 1838.

      Regards, Tom Maloney

      This E-mail is an attempt to thank all of those who have tried to help me over the years in my research into the Marshall families of Virginia and Kentucky.

      I would also like to take this opportunity to clear up the identity of the Thomas Marshall who was the grandson of John Marshall "of the forest" and Elizabeth Markham.

      Elizabeth (Markham) Marshall refers to her "grandson Thomas, son of John", in her will probated in Culpeper County, Virginia, May 17, 1779. Her son John was the father of Senator Humphrey Marshall of Kentucky.

      W. M. Paxton, in his 1885 book "The Marshall Family", has son John of Elizabeth (Markham) Marshall married to Jane Guisenbury, but this is incorrect, as his wife was Mary Jane Quisenberry. Paxton also has omitted Thomas Marshall, but included his brother Humphrey Marshall, as children of the John Marshall who was the son of John "of the forest" Marshall and Elizabeth Markham.

      For some time I have tried to determine the identity of the Thomas Marshall who was brother to Senator Humphrey Marshall, and thus the son of John Marshall and Mary Jane Quisenberry. Unfortunately, I had three candidates for this sibling of Senator Marshall:

      1. Thomas Marshall of Culpeper County, Virginia.

      2. Thomas Marshall of Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

      3. Thomas Marshall of Giles County, Virginia

      I have only recently located documentation in Pittsylvania County that clearly identifies the Thomas Marshall of that county as the brother of Humphrey Marshall of Woodford County, Kentucky. There is also a marriage bond dated 1809 which identifies Nancy Brewer as the second wife of Thomas Marshall and identifies children entirely consistent with those found in the website "Northern Kentucky Marshalls".

      Efforts on my part to obtain documentation for the genealogy found in "Northern Kentucky Marshalls" so as to correct the death date of Thomas Marshall from 1858 to 1838 (which is the date found his 1838 "Whig" obituary) have not been successful. His obituary also identifies him as brother to Humphrey Marshall of Kentucky, and cousin to Chief Justice John Marshall.

      Since Thomas Marshall of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, was first married to Fanny Parker, and then in 1809 to Nancy Brewer (who was his widow), and since he died in 1838, he is clearly not the same Thomas Marshall of Giles County who married Sallie Johnston, and then Mary Abbott; nor is he the Thomas Marshall whose will was probated in Culpeper County, Virginia, in 1794.

      There is evidence to support the belief that Thomas Marshall of Culpeper County is related to the family of the Chief Justice, but just in what fashion is not known. As to the Thomas Marshall who married Sallie Johnston in Culpeper County, it appears that the will of John Marshall probated in 1810 in Woodford County, Kentucky, does not name that Thomas Marshall, but rather the Thomas Marshall who died in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, in 1838.

      If you wish to receive any further E-mail from me regarding Marshall genealogy, please be kind enough to reply in some fashion to this E-mail; otherwise I will assume that you have no interest in the matter.

      Again, thanks for your input, and best of luck to all in your genealogical research.

      THM
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      From: SuncityTHM@cs dot com [SMTP:SuncityTHM@cs dot com]
      To: irish10@adelphia dot net
      Cc: Marshall, Michael (Contracts); Jack_Bailey@ccmail.wiu.edu; gmarshal@rice.edu; glosey@netally dot com; jtwalker@rlc dot net; cradad@foothills dot net; drodeman@holli dot com; lonfink@dmrtc dot net; Marsh70@aol dot com; jwmr2@earthlink dot net; jimony2k@yahoo dot com

      Subject: Thomas Marshall of Giles County

      Hi Joyce,

      I have been looking over my notes on the Thomas Marshall who married Sallie Johnston.

      I sent for material from the Giles County Historical Society (208 North Main Street, PO Box 404, Pearisburg, Virginia 24134), and they have information from a bible owned by Mrs. Mary Marshall of Fresno, California, as transcribed by Retta Grubb of Radford, Virginia.

      This bible, said to be a leather bound 1591 edition, begins with the John Marshall who fought in the battle of Calais in 1558, and ends with Agnes Marshall (1790-1842), daughter of Thomas Marshall of Giles County. My understanding is that the bible was lost in a flood, but was later recovered.

      This account has Thomas Marshall as the son of John and Jane (Humphrey) Marshall of Woodford County, Kentucky. The Historical Society has published "Giles County Virginia - History and Families" in which reference is made to the will of John Marshall of Woodford County, Kentucky, which was written in March 1809. That John Marshall was married to Mary Jane Quisenberry, and was the father of Senator Humphrey Marshall of Kentucky, who married his cousin Mary Marshall, sister to Chief Justice John Marshall.

      It is probably a good idea at this point to clarify an omission in Paxton's "The Marshall Family". Paxton has identified the children of the John Marshall who married Mary Jane Quisenberry as James, John, Jane, Nancy, Humphrey, Mary, and Elizabeth. No mention of a son named Thomas; however, the will of Elizabeth Markham Marshall (Culpeper County Will Book B, page 287) names grandson Thomas as a son of the John Marshall who married Mary Jane Quisenberry.

      Thomas Marshall of Giles County married first Sallie Johnston, daughter of David Johnston and Annie Abbott, and after Sallie's death about 1790, married Mary Abbott on 20 Sept 1794. Mary was the daughter of Matthew Abbott. Thomas and Sallie were the parents of the following children:

      Thomas Jr. who married Mary Ald 24 Sep 1794
      James who married Rachel Burton 25 Aug 1800
      Nancy who married James Burton9 Feb 1795
      David who married Susanna Abbott 25 Aug 1795
      Agnes who married Ralph Lucas 1 Mar 1810

      The above courtesy of Donna M. Wireman, H.C. 77 Box 91, Royalton, Kentucky 41464

      There are accounts of this family in " A History of Middle New River Settlements" by David E. Johnston, and "Early Settlers of Lee County, Virginia and Adjacent Counties, Volume ll". I have also found a pension application (R16057) for a Revolutionary War soldier who served as paymaster in Colonel Marshall's regiment, but cannot determine if this is for Thomas Marshall of Giles County. There does seem to be no doubt that Thomas Marshall of Giles County did serve in the war.

      You will need to look at the posting by Greg Marshall (#2959) on the Marshall Family Forum of Genforum (www.genforum.genealogy.com) in which Thomas Marshall, son of John Marshall, son of J. (John) M. (Marshall) of Westmoreland is identified as the husband of Fanny Parker, and then Nancy Brewer, who he married in 1809. It is this Thomas Marshall of Pittsylvania County who was the son of John Marshall and Mary Jane Quisenberry, not Thomas Marshall of Giles County. I have changed my records of Greg's birth and death dates for Thomas Marshall given in this posting to agree with the obituary notice below.

      MARSHALL, CAPTAIN THOMAS - Died, 16 March, 1838. Born 26 February, 1759, probably in Fauquier County; died at his home on a small farm in Pittsylvania County. Entered the Revolutionary war at age 16 and served throughout; in battles of James and Yorktown. A brother of Humphrey and James Marshall of Kentucky, and cousin to the late Chief Justice John Marshall. Survived by widow, five or six sons and several daughters. - (Whig, 20 April, 1838)

      (Above obituary notice taken from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography (Vol. 35 (1927), p. 448) which is from Revolutionary Soldier Obituary Notices compiled by W. Ronald Cocke Jr.)

      Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension files - Vol. 2 by Virgil D. White ( Salt Lake Family History Library film 0971635) has a record of Thomas Marshall of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, receiving a pension certificate #786 as a Virginia line soldier with aff'dt made 4 Sept. 1835. As far as I know, he did not in fact receive any pension payments for some reason.

      I will be sending you a copy of my material from Deed Book 11 of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, which shows that Thomas Marshall of Pittsylvania County was the brother of Senator Humphrey Marshall of Woodford County, Kentucky.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:
      Virgina Agency Book
      Rev. War.
      shows Thomas Marshall allowed
      pension under Act Mary 15, 1828
      by lef.786. Sgt. Dragoons
      allowed #180. lef. issued Aug. 3,1829

      Affidavid signed by Thomas Marshall September 4, 1835 before Benjamin Watkins a Justice of the Peace for Pittsylvania County, Virginia who stated that he knew Thomas Marshall was the person he represents hemself to be. Certified by William Turnstall Clerk of the County Court of Pittsylvania in the state of Virginia. Dated Sept. 14, 1835.
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      James Hughes 2006-08-24 19:35:43
      1790 / 1800 Virginia Tax List

      Martial, Thomas, Capt Pittsylvania 1800PersonalA 17
      1014
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL:
      URL title: BROWNING-L Archives
      Note:
      Deed Book J Page 12 March 27, 1806
      Thomas Marshall and Fanny his wife, of Mason county .. to... Thomas
      Browning and Elizabeth his wife, of same place.... 100 acres of land in
      Mason county on waters of North Fork of Licking River...

      BROWNING-L Archives
      http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/BROWNING/2000-07/0965101054

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