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

Rev. William Rev. Marshall

Male 1735 - 1809  (74 years)

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  • Name William Rev. Marshall  [1
    Title Rev. 
    Born 1735  Washington Parish, Westmoreland Co. Va. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Dec 1809  Eminence, Henry County, Kentucky - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I004860  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2018 

    Mother Elizabeth Markham,   b. 1704, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1779, Culpeper County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Family ID F03573  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Paxton.FTW]

      18 REV. WILLIAM MARSHALL was born in Washington parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia., in the year 1735,--d. 1809 in Ky., = 1766 in Va., MARY Anne PICKETT, daughter of William Pickett and sister of Martin Pickett. His father died in 1752, and the family removed to Fauquier County, Virginia., and settled in the vicinity of Germantown. He was a tall, graceful and handsome youth, with dark, piercing eyes and engaging manners, and fond of the fashionable amusements of the day. In 1765, he purchased land two miles west of Markham, Fauquier County, Virginia., and his old residence is still pointed out. About 1766 he married, and in 1768 he was brought under the influence of the New Light preachers, and united with the Baptist Church. His gay and festive habits ceased, and in a short time he began to preach. The circumstance of the conversion of one so wild, as well as the earnest words he uttered, brought many under his influence. His preaching was attended with such power that multitudes were converted, and he was God's agent in one of the greatest revivals that ever occurred in Fauquier County. Among the fruits of his ministry were John Taylor and Joseph Reading, who afterwards became zealous apostles of the gospel. He preached for a season in Shenandoah County, Virginia., and thousands came out to hear him. Fifty-three persons were at one time baptized in the Shenandoah. Such was his earnestness that some supposed him deranged, and he was apprehended, but released on the solicitation of his brother, Col. Thomas Marshall. He often preached at Happy Creek and Front Royal. In 1780 he removed to Kentucky, and settled in Lincoln County, where his brother Markham had preceded him. A few years later, he removed to Eminence, Henry County, Kentucky., and built up "Fox Run" church. His ministry extended to all parts of the State, and he became a devoted evangelist of the Baptist church. His preaching was an efficient agency in bringing about the remarkable revival of the early part of the present century. But a fall from his horse and a broken limb stopped him from preaching for a time. The bone was imperfectly united, and he suffered much pain. During his confinement he studied theology, and, from that time, his preaching was more doctrinal. But the fire, zeal and pathos of his early years still remained with him. It was affecting to see the earnest patriarch assisted to the pulpit, and there propped, that he might preach to dying men. He died at Eminence in 1809. A year before his death he divided among his children a large amount of real estate, which he had located at an early day. Much of it, however, was lost to his heirs by superior titles. No name is more revered, even at this day, throughout Kentucky; and indeed, William Marshall may be said to have been the best, if not the greatest of the family. His will is recorded in Henry County, Kentucky., and is as follows:

      (a) In the name of God, Amen: I, William Marshall, of the County of Henry, in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, being weak of body, but sound of mind, memory and understanding, do make and declare this my last will and testament, as follows:

      (b) Item: I give and bequeath to my sons, William and Thomas Marshall, a certain tract or parcel of land, containing 300 acres, situate in Shelby County, to them and their heirs forever, according to their

      division by them heretofore made, it being the land I purchased of James and Thomas Reeves.

      (c) Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter, Elizabeth Ballow, a negro girl named Milly, which she now has in possession, to her and to her heirs forever.

      I give and bequeath to my wife, Mary Ann, the tract of land upon which I now reside, containing 107 acres, and all the rest and residue of my estate, both real and personal, during her natural life, if she remains a widow, to be used for the support of herself and younger children, so long as they may live with their mother, viz.: Mary Ann, Susanna and Jane; and in case she should marry another man, or at her death, in either case, then the said lands and personal estate to be equally divided among the following children: Hetty Ballow, Martin Marshall, Lucy Booker, Mary Ann, Susanna and Jane Marshall, which shares they and their heirs, are to hold forever; hereby revoking and disannulling all other and former wills, by me heretofore made.

      And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my two sons, Lewis and Martin Marshall, my whole and sole executors of this my last will and testament. Dated December 10, 1806. Probated December term, 1809.

      (d) Gen. A. W. Doniphan in a letter written to me in 1883, thus notices Mrs. Marshall and her son George:

      In the fall of 1821, my mother made a visit to her only brother, Capt. Robert Smith, of Henry County, Kentucky., and I accompanied her. The mother of Martin Marshall, of Augusta, resided in the same neighborhood, and Mr. Marshall requested me to deliver her a letter. I found her a sprightly little lady about 80 years old, having no family but her servants. Like many aged persons, she declined a home with any of her children, preferring to live at the old homestead, where her husband had years before, located in the wilderness, and where he lived, died and was buried. I remained several hours--dined with her, and was delighted to answer her many questions about her favorite son and his family. At her request I called to see her son, George Marshall, who owned a good farm near the road back of my uncles. He was a stout, robust and energetic farmer, and talked fluently. Of his intelligence I was too young to judge.

      For the Pickett family see No. 64.
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/fauquier/wills/willbk1.txt
      TULLOS, Richard - 13 July 1758. 24 May 1759.

      Peter Lawerence to have all my clothes. Edward Lawerence, Jr. to have my horse. To Teanny (or Feanny) Lawerence, money that is now in the hands of Martin Hardin; balance of money to her oldest son. "There is 4W in the hands of William Stewart that I have no account; crop at Seaton's to sister's oldest son. Friend, John Markham, to take charge. " Wit: William Marshall, Thomas Conway. (p.4)
      James Hughes 2005-10-17 13:13:13
      Early Virginia Religious Petitions
      http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=relpet&fileName=100/176/176pag e.db&recNum=2&tempFile=./temp/~ammem_zHmy&filecode=relpet&next_filecode=re lpet&prev_filecode=relpet&itemnum=4&ndocs=10
      Early Virginia Religious Petitions
      November 2, 1785, Culpeper, Against assessment bill.

      Image 3: William (Machell?)
      the Marshall family was converted and provided a great pastor. William and Markham Marshall were converted by Joseph Murphy at Carterís Run (separate) Baptist church. The congregation was under John Pickett and the ordination of William Marshall was a powerful conquest. William Marshall preached at Battle Run and South Creek (later Happy Creek). He moved to Kentucky about 1782.
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Lincoln County, Stanford Court House

      EDWARD BALL-Book A, page 159-Children, William, Elizabeth, Shadrack Chave. Execs., Wife and son, William. Witnesses, Joseph Helm, WM. MARSHALL and David White. Writtten Sept. 29, 1788. Probated Oct. 21, 1788

      McAdams, Harry Kennett,
      Kentucky pioneer and court records : abstracts of early wills, deeds, and marriages from court houses and records of old Bibles, churches, grave yards, and cemeteries
      Lexington, Kentucky.: Mrs. H.K. McAdams, 1929, 383 pgs.

      James Hughes 2005-12-25 21:06:36

      ID: I5869
      Name: William H. Slaughter
      Surname: Slaughter
      Given Name: William H.
      Sex: M

      Marriage 1 Elizabeth Marshall b: 1776

      Title: e-mail correspondence
      Note: from K. Hicks.
      Text: ROBT. C. PICKETT about a suit in Montgomery Circuit Court, October Term: THOMAS P. MOORE vs. JOHN MARSHALL, WILLIAM H. SLAUGHTER and ELIZABETH his wife (late ELIZABETH LOCKE). Taken from the Kentucky Gazette Number 45, volume IV, Friday, 6 November 1818, Volume XXXII.
      Fauquier County, VA Wills By J. Estelle Stewart King
      Will Book Number 1 1759-1783
      TULLOS, Richard
      13 July 1758. 24 May 1759.
      Peter Lawerence to have all my clothes. Edward Lawerence, Jr. to have my horse. To Teanny (or Feanny) Lawerence, money that is now in the hands of Martin Hardin; balance of money to her oldest son. "There is 4% in the hands of William Stewart that I have no account; crop at Seaton's to sister's oldest son. Friend, John Markham, to take charge." Wit: William Marshall, Thomas Conway. (p. 4)

  • Sources 
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      Date of Import: Jul 20, 2002