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

William P. Marshall

Male 1770 - 1849  (79 years)

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  • Name William P. Marshall 
    Born 1 Jan 1770  Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 May 1849  Cincinnati, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001367  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 

    Father James Marshall,   b. 1729, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1803, "Wett Works" Plantation, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Female MNU Marshall,   d. Abt 3 Aug 1803, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00746  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1800 Census District 1 - William (26-45) and 3 slaves. No females

      Fredericktown Herald of Maryland, newspaper abstract of 25April1812; "William P. Marshall to sell his personal property: horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, furniture and other items."

      Bartgis Republican Gazette newspaper abstract of 02May1812 "Sale of furniture at William Marshall's ferry." This was the Ferry mentioned in father James Will across the Monocacy on 355. Bridge was soon built over river here.

      The Examiner, Frederick 13 June 1849.
      Marshall, William P., age 80y 5m, d. Cincinnati 06 May 1849; formerly lived in Frederick Co. for many years; to Ohio in 1812.

      Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2000 8:52 PM
      Subject: Re: Marshalls

      > Dear Shirley, From all that I know the one from Glasgow Old William I
      will all him came from Glasgow, he talked of leaving things to people in
      Glasgow to whom he was related....etc.....sooner or later I will find the darn will.....The William in the the will is the son of James Marshall brother to Chloe and Eleanor...I have all kinds of transfers of lands etc., left in the will right here next to me.....those lands came from father James Marshall he probably inherited them from William...... The second William son of first William is Brother to James Marshall............I found in the DAR records

      I had a copy of an old 1808 map of Frederick & Washington Co, MD.. which
      labeled one Marshall property. Its not a very good copy..or the map itself
      was old and faded. The Marshall place was south of Frederick town...just a touch East. It appears to be marked W.P. Marshall and it is East of Monocacy River, where Ballinger Creek runs into Monocacy River. The W. P. Marshall house is located near Johnson's Forge which appears to be on Bush Creek.

      I did not find a will filed for William P. Marshall, 1791-1901, in Hamilton Co. per the published source. I also checked published cemetery inscriptions for Columbia Twp. but he is not recorded in this source. That does not mean, of course, that he did not leave a will since many were destroyed in the Courthouse fires. And he may have been buried in a cemetery in this township that has not been read & published.

      You might subscribe to the Hamilton County Rootsweb list and send a query concerning census records for 1820-1840 as other subscribers may have access to these.

      There is a publication called "Index to Selected Hamilton County, Ohio Recorder's Books, 1801-1820" by William H. Graver that I checked although I don't normally volunteer to do this :>) As the title implies, this is not a complete list of land sales or purchases but I did not find anything for William P. Marshall.

      I do not have probate records after 1837 but did check "Abstract of Book 4, Probate Record 1834-1837, Hamilton County, Ohio", published by the Hamilton Co. Gen. Soc., 1985, and did find entries for William Marshall.

      The first abstract would not be for the person you are researching:

      June 25, 1834 - pg 55 - Citation against Philip AMY & Cynthia his wife admrs. Wm. MARSHALL decd to show cause why est not settled.

      The next entries must apply to a different individual. From what I know of these records, the deceased is always referred to as such. A petition for partition of land owned by the deceased at his death would not be brought against the deceased individual but against his other heirs.

      September 20, 1834 - pg. 107 - Robert MERRILL, Jr., Thos. J. GOFORTH, Wm. GOFORTH, Jemimah D. GOFORTH vs William MARSHALL, no answer on petition for partition; John T. JONES, John G. LEONARD, Isaac GRIFFIN set off 1/5 quarter section to plaintiffs.

      October 17, 1834 - pg. 119 - Robert MERRELL, Jr., Thomas J. GOFORTH, William GOFORTH, Jemima GOFORTH vs William MARSHALL, writ of partition confirmed, petitioners hold 1 divided 5th part 1/4 section land in petition, being 32.36 acres.

      If you are not familiar with the term "petition to partition"...when an individual died without a will, the estate as a whole was inherited by the heirs-at-law. In order to sell any part of the estate, an heir or heirs had to bring suit against other heirs in a petition to the court to divide (partition) the estate so that all or part of it could be sold. Generally, this was a "friendly" suit.

      I hope I have been of some help and wish you good luck with the search.

      In a message dated 10/19/01 4:10:23 PM Pacific Daylight Time,

      Hi, saw you listed on the usgenweb lookup page.

      Looking for more Ohio background information on this Marshall.. ie. census, wills, land, patents, pensions, obits to link family etc.

      This was the obit in the Frederick Maryland paper....
      Marshall, William P., age 80y 5m, d. Cincinnati 6 May; formally lived in
      Frederick Co. for many years; to Ohio in 1812.
      The Examiner, Frederick, Maryland 1849 13 June. (1779-1849)
      Appreciate what details you can add.

      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.lib.umd.edu/archivesum/actions.DisplayEADDoc.do?source=/MdU.ead .histms.0047.xml&style=ead
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      Item 4943 Thomas [Dimmor?], William Marshall and James Robertson granted ferry license; signed [Abraham?] Shriver (Judge) and Peter Buckhart (Justice of the Peace) [Frederick County]., 2/23/1810-2/23/1810