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

James Markham Marshall

Male 1764 - 1848  (84 years)


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  • Name James Markham Marshall  [1
    Born 12 Mar 1764  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Apr 1848  'Fairfield', Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Happy Creek, Warren County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I004811  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father Thomas Marshall,   b. 2 Apr 1730, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1802, Woodford, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Mary Randolph Keith,   b. 28 Apr 1737, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1809, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1754  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F03564  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hester Morris,   b. 30 Jul 1774, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1816, 'Fairfield', Fauquier County, Virginia. buried at "Happy Creek." Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 9 Apr 1795  Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Thomas Marshall,   b. 6 Feb 1796, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1826, Winchester, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     2. Robert Morris Marshall,   b. 20 Jan 1797, on a U. S. vessel, on the coast of England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1870, Happy Creek, Warren County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. John Marshall,   b. 4 Feb 1798, Happy Creek, Warren County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1799, Happy Creek, Warren County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. William Marshall,   b. 1 Apr 1800, Richmond, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, Richmond, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     5. Elizabeth Marshall,   b. 14 Apr 1801, Richmond, Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. James Marshall,   b. 21 Oct 1802, Winchester, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1880, Happy Creek, Warren County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. John Marshall,   b. 27 Jun 1804, Happy Creek, Warren County, Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1855, Edgeworth, Fauquier County, Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     8. William Marshall,   b. 29 Mar 1806, Happy Creek, Warren County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Lucy Marshall,   b. 26 Jun 1807, Happy Creek, Warren County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Charles Lewis Marshall,   b. 14 Apr 1809, Happy Creek, Warren, County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1831, Fairfield, Fauquier County, Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     11. Henry Morris Marshall,   b. 13 Jun 1811, Happy Creek, Warren County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, Warren County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 70 years)
     12. Susanah Marshall,   b. 11 Oct 1812, Happy Creek, " Warren County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Alexander Marshall,   b. 24 Jan 1814, Warren County, Virginia. - Happy Creek Find all individuals with events at this location
     14. William Marshall,   b. 1 Jan 1815, Warren County, Virginia. - Happy Creek Find all individuals with events at this location
     15. Lucy Marshall,   b. 22 Mar 1817, Warren County, Virginia. - Happy Creek Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F03592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Paxton.FTW]

      He was a Lieutenant during Revolutionary War under Alexander
      Hamilton. He was U.S. agent to negotiate the release
      of Gen. LaFayette from Austria Prison.

      58 (a) JAMES MARKHAM MARSHALL, b. in Fauquier County, Virginia., March 12, 1764; d. at "Fairfield," Fauquier County, April 26, 1848; = April 9, 1795, HESTER MORRIS, b. July 30, 1774; d, at "Fairfield," April 18, 1816. Both were buried at "Happy Creek."

      Mr. Marshall, like his brothers, was thoroughly educated at home. Though quite a youth, he was elected a Lieutenant in one of the companies of Alex. Hamilton's regiment, and served to the close of the Revolutionary War. At the siege of Yorktown, he led the "forlorn hope," in an attack upon the fort. He came to Kentucky with his father, and, on one occasion, went to the field to fight a duel with James Brown, afterward Minister to France and Senator from Louisianna. He returned to Virginia in 1795, and married Hester, daughter of Rob. Morris, the great patriot and financier of the Revolution. He was sent, by Washington, as agent of the government, to negotiate the release of LaFayette, when a prisoner of Austria, at Olmutz; and while in Paris, witnessed the outrages of the Reign of Terror. Several years were spent abroad, and his two oldest children were born on ships of war, on the British coast. While in England, he purchased of the heirs of Lord Fairfax, all their estates in what was called the Northern Neck of Virginia. This purchase was made in the names of John Marshall, (Chief Justice,) Rawleigh Colston, Harry (Light Horse) Lee and James M. Marshall. But the State of Virginia set up title to the lands by confiscation, and a compromise was effected, whereby the company received all the Fairfax lands in Leeds Manor and some other smaller tracts. Their portion embraced about 180,000 acres, and the cost to them was something less than one dollar per acre. James M. Marshall purchased the share of Harry Lee, and Mr. Colston took lands on the Potomac. All the unsold lands in Leeds Manor, therefore, went to John and James Marshall; and here their posterity have found homes. They form a community in and around the little town of Markham, Fauquier County; attend Leeds church, and send their sons to the State University. All are Democrats, and members of the Episcopal church. There is hardly a household that does not have family worship, and they are never seated at their meals until the oldest present, whether male or female,--father, mother or child,--asks a blessing upon them. They are a frugal, honest, upright, hospitable, sensible and pious people; and I venture to say there is no spot on the continent,
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      James Hughes 2005-12-29 08:50:39
      CHRONICLES OF THE SCOTCH-IRISH SETTLEMENT OF VIRGINIA; Vol 2, pp 180 - 189

      John Marshall vs. Janney--O. S. 238; N. S. 84--Bill, 22d June, 1799.
      John Roussean was one of Fairfax's surveyors and surveyed a lot on New Creek in Hampshire intended to be reserved for Fairfax and by him leased to Roussean. Denny Martin Fairfax sold to James M. Marshall, who sold to orator by deed in General Court. Roussean's lease has expired and William Jenny is in possession. Guy Broadwater surveyed and laid off lots 1 to 8 on New Creek. Copy of Fairfax's will. Deed 30th August, 1797, by Denny Martin Fairfax to James M. Marshall, his interest in Northern Neck Grant. Recorded in General Court, 11th June, 1797.
      William Jenny answers: On 13th August, 1773, John Myers of Hampshire entered in Fairfax's office 400 acres adjoining Christopher Buler on New Creek in Hampshire and then assigned to Ignatius Wheeler, who got patent 30th August, 1788. Survey was made 9th June, 1774. At same time as Christopher John Janson made an entry for 100 acres, which he sold to Ignatius. Wheeler conveyed to defendant. Deed 10th October, 1798, by James Markham. Marshall and Hetty, his wife, a resident in Philadelphia, but now in City of Richmond, in behalf of himself and all others, having title under Denny Fairfax. Recorded in General Court, 13th November, 1798. Deed 31st August, 1778, by Fairfax to John Raussan of Hampshire.
      Lot 6 on New Creek. Lease, 21 years. Recorded in Hampshire, 10th
      November, 1778. Patent 1789 to Wm. Jenny, assignee of Wm. Armstrong, 100 acres in Hampshire on New Creek. Deed 20th September, 1789, by Ignatius Wheeler of Hampshire to William Jenia, tract where Ignatius lives entered by John Morgan, surveyed by Elias Posten in 1774 on New Creek.
      Recorded in Hampshire, 15th October, 1789. Patent 30th August, 1788,
      to Ignatius Wheeler, assignee of John Myers, 300 acres by survey, 9th
      June, 1774, on New Creek. Warrant by Fairfax, 13th August, 1773, to
      John Myers, 400 acres on New Creek adjoining Christopher Beelor. Assignment 1788 by John Myers, Sr., to Ignatius Wheeler, lot surveyed 9th June, 1774. Patent by Fairfax to Nicholas Kenwood of Frederick County,
      tract on New Creek surveyed by Guy Broadwater, 400 acres 7th October, 1751. Patent by ditto to _____ _____, lot 5 of surveys made by Guy Broadwater, 10th January, 1752. Deed 8th August, 1780, John Roussean of Hampshire to Cornelius Ward (recites lease by Fairfax to Rossean above), assigns the lease. Record in Hampshire. Parts of lots surveyed for Guy Broadwater. Edward McCarty deposes (aged 50 years) in Romney, 1807, he has known the lands since 1770. John or Torrence Popejoy was there in 1772 or 1773. John and Torrence Popejoy, Nicholas Dewalt and John Myers live near Chilicothe. John and William Vandivear depose 4th March, 1808, in Romney, that John Popejoy came to New Creek not more than 30 years ago. Hannah Baker deposes in Romney, 1810, she has lived on New Creek for 40 years. Col. Edward McCarty boarded at her house in 1774. John Ravenscroft deposes, same time, has lived near the land near 40 years; he moved there in August after Hannah Baker went there. John Savage was an old resident there. John Sturman deposes, same time and place, has lived on New Creek and Patterson's Creek upwards
      of 40 years. He was married in 1777. He lived on Patterson's Creek until 1800. John Popejoy deposes, 25th May, 1808, at house of George Renich in Chilicothe, Ohio, he had never seen the land in 1772 or 1773. He moved to Hampshire about 29 or 30 years ago. Terrance Popejoy deposes, same time and place. John Van Meter, aged 75 years, deposes in Martinsburg 6th October, 1810. Martin Cockburn deposes, same time and place, had been in this section since 1759. Nicholas Kenwood's will of Frederick, natural son, Michael Landew. To the older brother of John Sutter who died in this Colony in service of Lord Fairfax. Legatees, Godfrey Humbert,George Hindry, Mary Bourne, wife of James Bourn. Wages due him from Lord Fairfax. Dated 17th November, 1759. Recorded in Frederick 4th March, 1760. Deed 9th March, 1784, by Michael Louders of Hampshire and Jane, his wife, and Jacob Neal and Nancy to William Janney, tract on New Creek. Patent 1792 to William Jenney, 390 acres on New Creek.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:
      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=377&last=&g_p=GY&collec tion=LO Grant
      Title Marshall, James M.
      Publication 1 June 1786.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
      Note Location: Fayette County (Ky.).
      Description: 444 acres on the waters of Elkhorn between the north and south fork adjoining Charles Beall and Cyrus McCracken.
      Source: Land Office Grants Y, 1786, p. 377 (Reel 65).
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      http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/pensions/vapen_m.txt
      JAMES M. MARSHALL
      FREDERICK COUNTY
      LIEUTENANT OF ARTILLERY
      VIRGINIA CONT'L
      $400.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
      $1,200.00 AMOUNT RECEIVED
      JUNE 12, 1833 PENSION STARTED

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      Date of Import: Jul 20, 2002

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