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

William Louis Marshall

Male 1846 - 1920  (73 years)


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  • Name William Louis Marshall  [1
    Born 11 Jun 1846  "Walnut Grove, " Mason County, Kentucky. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1920  GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I004842  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2021 

    Father Colonel Charles Alexander Marshall,   b. 2 May 1809, Walnut Grove, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895, Walnut Grove, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Phoebe A. Paxton,   b. 2 Feb 1818, Washington, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 2 Sep 1833  Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 


    • September 1832 Charles A. Marshall Phebe Anne Paxton
      Bondsman: John M. Dukes
    Family ID F03585  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Paxton.FTW]

      1850 Census Roll 212, Page 102 Mason Co.

      688 CAPT. WILLIAM LOUIS MARSHALL, b. at "Walnut Grove," Mason County, Kentucky., June 11, 1846; entered Kenyon College, Ohio, September 1, 1860, left on the breaking out of the war in 1861, enlisted in the Tenth Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry, August 16, 1862; served in Eastern Kentucky, until September 17, 1863; entered as cadet in United States Military Academy at West Point, July 1, 1864; graduated No. 7, in a class of fifty-four members, June 15, 1868; commissioned Brevet Second Lieutenant of Engineers, same date; First Lieutenant, June 21, 1871; Captain, June 15, 1882; served at Willets Point, N. Y., from October 1, 1868, to August 28, 1870; as Acting Assistant Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, in the United States Military Academy, at West Point, from August 28, 1870 to August 28, 1871; at Willets Point again from August 28, 1871 to July 5, 1872; in charge of the Colorado Section of the United States Geographical and Geological Explorations and Surveys west of the 100th meredian, from 1872 to 1875, making extensive topographical surveys in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah; discovered the "Marshall Pass," across the main ridge of the Rocky Mountains, now used by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, and also the gold placers in "Marshall Basin," in Southwestern Colorado, on the San Miguel river; served as Assistant Engineer on the improvement of the Tennessee river at the Mussel Shoals, and other works in Georgia and Alabama, from 1876 to 1881; and as Engineer in charge of the improvement of the Mississippi river from 1881 to 1884; and has charge at this time, of the improvements at Milwaukee, and other lake harbors. Capt. Marshall's professional education and experience have made him one of the best officers in the Engineer Service. His practical knowledge has enabled him to present to the government some excellent inventions to facilitate the work in his department.

  • Sources 
    1. [S044832] Paxton.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jul 20, 2002

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