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

Richard Hanson Marshall

Male 1786 - 1853  (67 years)


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  • Name Richard Hanson Marshall 
    Born 16 Mar 1786  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Oct 1853  "Woodyard" Marborough District, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001448  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Father Richard Marshall,   b. 1750, Marshall's Adventure, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1816, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Margaret Wilcoxon,   b. Abt 1758, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1826, Nelson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 5 Mar 1782  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marshall, Richard = Margaret Hardey
      Prince George's County
      Date of Marriage: 1782, March 5
      Prince George's County Marriage
      Record 1777-1797, p. 22
    Family ID F00823  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Summers,   b. 1793, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years) 
    Married 7 Jan 1815  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marshall, Richard H. = Anne Summers
      Remarks: Prince George's County
      Date of Marriage: 1815, January 7
      Reference: Prince George's County Marriage
      Record 1797-1817, p.61
    Children 
     1. Richard O. Marshall,   b. 1823, Marborough District, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1852, "Woodyard" Marborough District, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     2. William Hanson Marshall,   b. 1832, Marborough District, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F00822  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • dwelling 394, 1850 Federal Census, PGCo MD; Marlborought District Census page 70, 64yrs, planter, $16,850 real estate, living next to Joshua Peake 83yrs and Bringham, Wm. P, 49yrs (manager)

      Planters Advocate 10/26/1853 obit; died 16th Oct 1853, 68yrs old. This compiler (William Edgar Marshall) has in his possession a letter dated April 16, 1866 written by Robert Marshall to his nephew William Hanson Marshall, (the son of his brother, Richard Hanson Marshall) in which he states:

      My dear Nephew:

      I have seated myself this dark rainy Monday morning, being the day set apart for the free Negroes to have a great Festival in Washington memory of the great things that Father Abraham has done for them, Together with the things that Congress has done for them. At this stage of the subject I hardly know what to write to you. I will say to you that I am well., thank God. Wilfred and wife are well. He is living out at Stoney Hill now. His wife looks better than I have ever seen her. I have attended to your business as far as I could. I find that your Mother and family will not touch at the bait I threw out. Mr. Dangerfield is dead. T. Talbot has sold his farm to some Yankee, and he is carrying on a Negro School there. He sold it to the man for what he paid for it and made his clean escape. The price of land in Maryland is at a standstill. Mr. Contee's Lands were sold the other day for $42.00, of which was worth $80.00. William, as soon as this comes to hand you will write to me and enclose the papers that Bocy left with you as I am opposed to these going on Record as they would only be good enough to carry out the transfer of personal property and that would hardly pay the collateral tax. I have talked with a Lawyer and this is the statement given me; When you write to me., if there is anything you will have me do., let me know and I will attend to it.

      Your affectionate Uncle,

      Robert. Marshall

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      Richard Hanson Marshall, born Prince George's County, Maryland. He is buried in the old burying site on the old Summers Estate, now owned by Dr. Stansbury on Upper Marlborough Road just the other side of Forestville, Maryland. His tombstone the largest in the plot bear the following inscription;

      Sacred to the Memory of Richard H. Marshall, the son of Richard and Margaret, was born March 16th 1786, Died October 16, 1853 Aged 67 years and 7 months. "Blessed are the Pure in Heart for they shall see God".

      He married Anne Summers (sometimes spelled Sommers) January 7, 1815, and by this union 2 children were born, namely;

      Richard 0. Marshall, 7Cl-A (more further)

      'William Hanson Marshall, 7C1 (more further)

      There follows information, both personal and official,, concerning Richard Hanson Marshall, 6Cl;

      (1) Letter from Ezekiel Masters, (who married his sister Sarah), from Scott County, State of Ohio., bearing date October 12, 1819.
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      CHANCERY COURT
      1844/03/06
      9604: Richard H. Marshall, Anne Marshall, Louisa Summers, Maria Summers, Elizabeth Summers, Henry Warren Summers, Jr., Henrietta Summers, Samuel Cecil, and Mary Cecil vs. James C. Summers, Thomas Summers, Henry W. Summers, and Deborah Berry. AA, PG. Estate of Nathan Summers - Champion Forest, Support, Trusty Friend, First Addition, Second Addition, Third Addition, Pinkestones Delight in AA. Also Summers Resurvey in PG. Plat of Summers Resurvey at 1/38/1/30. Recorded (Chancery Record) 166, p. 290.
      Accession No.: 17,898-9604-1/2 MSA S512-12- 9514 Location: 1/38/5/
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      Patboblex@aol dot com - I've been in touch in recent days with Anne Stinson regarding the family of Richard and Margaret (thought to be Wilcoxen - widow Hardy), whose family settled in the Ky. counties of Nelson and Washington. Richard and Margaret married in 1782 in Prince George's Co. Many of the children in Ky. may be established by an inter-family suit brought by son Rezin/Reason in 1829.
      here is the text of the suit:

      Rezin Marshall vs. Jeremiah Marshall admr & others
      Filed 10th March 1829
      To the honorable the Judge of the Nelson Circuit Court in chancery sitting your orator Reason Marshall would respectfully State that in the year Margaret Marshall your orators Deceased mother became your orators guardian Copy of guardians bond referred to and made a part thereof by appointment of the County Court of Said County and that there came to her hands as guardian Leven hundred and Three Dollars your orator would further State that after She became your orators guardian She made a purchase of a tract of land the farm whereon Jeremiah Marshall now lives containing acres and your orator believes She appropriated your orators money toward the Purchase of the Said land your orator States that Jeremiah Marshall administered on the estate of Said Margaret whom your orator makes Defendant to this bill your orator States that the following are also the heirs of the Said decedent namely Samuel Marshall, Richd H Marshall, Sarah Master [Masters] formerly Sarah Marshall, and Ezekiel Master, her husband, Josiah Marshall, Robert Marshall, Thomas Marshall, Polly Pope formerly Polly Marshall, and Joseph O Pope her husband, Letty Bayne formerly Letty Marshall, and Thomas Bayne her husband, Caroline Beckum [Beckham] formerly Caroline Marshall, and Nimrod Beckum her husband and Margaret Marshall all whom are made Defendents to this Bill the Said land is now in the possession of the Said administrator whom your orator calls upon to State what personal property Came to his hands and if There Should be a Sufficiency of personal property your orator prays a decree for the amount of your orators claim or against the Said Josiah Marshall & Joseph Pope as Securities of the Said guardian and that Justice may be done may it please your honor to grant unto your orator the Commonwealths writ of Subpoena Compelling the Said Defd to appear and answer all the allegations in this bill Say how much land decended from the Said Margaret Decd your orator prays that by a decree of this Court So much or Such a part of the Said land may be Sold as will be Sufficient to satisfy your orators Said claim of $704 and the Cost of this Suit and all other and further relief as to Justice may belong and your orator will ever pray &c
      S. Young P T

      The Commonwealth of Kentucky to the sherriff of Nelson County Greeting
      We command you to summon Jeremiah Marshall Admtor of Margaret Marshall decd Saml Marshall, Richd H. Marshall, Sarah Master & Ezekial Master her husband, Josiah Marshall, Robert Marshall, Thomas Marshall, Polly Pope & Joseph O Pope her husband, Letty Bayne & Thomas Bayne her husband, Caroline Beckum & Nimrod Beckum her husband & Margaret Marshall heirs & Representatives of Margaret Marshall decd
      to appear before the judge of our Nelson Circuit Court at the Courthouse in BardsTown on the 1st day of our March Term next to answer a bill in chancery Exhibited against them by Rezin Marshall

      And this they shall in no wise omit under the penalty of 100 ea and have them there this writ Witness James Slaughter clerk of our said court this 10th day of March 1829 and in the 37th year of the Commonwealth
      James Slaughter J
      On the back of this document is written "not executed March 10th 1829"

      Also on record is a form to the sheriff dated 10 July 1829 with the same requirements. The same people are listed in the same order.
      This one has on the back that it was executed on Jeremiah Marshall & Josiah Marshall July 15th 1829; Joseph O Pope, Thomas Bayne & Letty Bayne August 7th 1829; Polly Pope September 8th 1829.
      The implication, then, is that it was not executed on Samuel Marshall, Richard H. Marshall, Sarah Master, Ezekiel Master, Robert Marshall, Caroline Beckham, Nimrod Beckham, nor Margaret Marshall.

      Know all men by these presents that we Margaret Marshall, Josiah Marshall and Joseph Pope are held & firmly bound unto the commonwealth of Kentucky in the sum of three thousand dollars current money to be paid to the said commonwealth to which payment well & truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs exors & admors jointly & Severally by these presents sealed with our seals & dated this 21st day of February 1820
      The condition of this obligation is that if the said Margaret Marshall Guardian of Reason Marshall infant orphan of Richard Marshall deceased do at the next term of the Nelson County court deliver into said court an inventory upon oath of all the estate of the said Orphan which she shall have received and exhibit in the said court in the month of August of every Year or at the next session if there be none in that month or oftener if she be specially required accounts of the produce of said estate of the sales & distribution of the produce & the disbursements & shall will & truly pay & deliver unto the said Orphan all such estate or estates as may be due to when shall come to the lawful age to demand the same or when thereto required by the justices of said court for the time being and in all other things do faithfully discharge said office according to law then this obligation to be void else to remain in full force.
      Executed in court Margaret Marshall seal
      the date above Josiah Marshall seal
      Joseph Pope seal
      Test
      Benj Grayson c.c.
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber TT; 1808-1812;
      Folio 16 JOSHUA POPE 05/10/1809 08/18/1809
      "being sick and weak in Body ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      I Drusilla Jenkins -niece
      -to have 100 acres of land in Monongalial County, Virginia and to be
      laid off by William Norris ---- and Joseph Jenkins Sr.
      -to have Negro woman "Lovee" and her 2 children "Solomon" and "Marie
      -to have 1 young sorrel mare and bed and furn.
      -to have Negro man "Rezin"
      2, Joshua Osborn --nephew
      -to have 100 acres of land in Monongalia County, Virginia being part of the same tract of land bequeathed to Drusilla and to be laid off by William Norris Parrott and Joseph Jenkins, Sr.
      3, Amy Pope --sister-in-law
      Mary Pope -sister-in-law
      Elizabeth Parrott --sister-in-law
      -remainder of the estate both real and personal along with testator's money
      to be divided equally among them
      4. Samuel Marshall
      -named executor of tbe will
      Witnesses: David Stone
      Thomas Ramsey Hodges
      Richard Marshall
      Then came: Thomas Ramsey Hodges and David Stone
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      Folio 424 BENJAMIN BERRY 12/18/1827 12/24/1827
      "being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Barbara Berry --wife
      -to have during her natural life the plantation whereon the testator now lives
      -to have 10 Negroes on the plantation of her choosing and they are not to be
      taken or sold for the payment of debts
      -to have 1/2 of the household furniture in the testator's dwelling house at the
      time of the testator's death
      -to have the testator's carriage and horses, 5 work horses, 12 head of black
      cattle, 20 head of sheep, and 20 head of hogs, 3 plows and suffIcient utensils
      to carry on a crop with the said Negroes
      -to have 2 yoke of oxen and 2 ox carts
      2. Eleanor Waring --granddaughter
      Deborah Waring --granddaughter
      Priscilla Waring --granddaughter
      Rachel Waring --granddaughter
      -to have all the land the testator purchased from William Kilty and
      William Chandler (?) and the part of the land the testator purchased from
      John Radle which the said granddaughters did occupy and which is separated
      from the lands given by the testator to his son John by the courses, described in
      a deed to the testator's son John dated the 15th of March 1826, and the lands to
      be divided equally among them
      -each to have a Negro girl near the age of 8
      3. Lawrence Waring --grandson
      -to have Negro boy about his own age
      4. Harriet (Berry?) --daughter
      -to have 12 Negroes in families to be chosen from those on the dwelling
      plantation after widow has her choice
      5. Barbara E. (Berry?) --granddaughter
      -to have Negroes "Rachel" the nurse of the said Barbara and a boy named
      "Lemuel"
      6. John E. Berry --son
      -to have all Negroes and stock now in his possession
      -he and after his death, his sons to have all the testator's land "Independence"
      which were purchased by the testator's father from Charles Carroll, of
      Carrollton and all the land adjoining with the exception of the grave yard
      -to have all the rest and residue of the estate--Negroes and stock --after those
      are sold to satisfy debts
      7. Otho B. Beall
      Spencer Mitchell
      -named executors with the testator's son John.
      Witnesses: Richard H. Marshall
      Spencer Mitchell
      Elizabeth A. Beale
      Then came: Richard H. Marshall
      Note; the testator signed the will in his own hand