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

Judge Thomas Alexander Marshall

Male 1794 - 1871  (77 years)


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  • Name Thomas Alexander Marshall  [1
    Title Judge 
    Born 15 Jan 1794  Woodford County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Apr 1871  Louisville, Kentucky, buried in Lexington Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I4785  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Senator Humphrey Marshall,   b. 1756, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1841, Lexington, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Anne Marshall,   b. 29 Sep 1757, 'Oak Hill', Fauquier County, Virginia; Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1825, Frankfort, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 18 Sep 1784  Woodford County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3716  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Price,   b. 1 May 1795,   d. 17 Nov 1875, Louisville, Kentucky, buried in Lexington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1816  [1
    Children 
     1. Thomas Alexander Marshall,   b. 4 Nov 1817, Frankfort, Franklin Co. Ky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1873, Charleston, Ill Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
     2. Anna Maria Marshall,   b. 15 Aug 1819, Frankfort, Franklin Co. Ky Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Charles Sims (Judge) Marshall,   b. 19 Jan 1821, Paris, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. John Hart Marshall,   b. 20 Nov 1822, Paris, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1856, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)  [natural]
     5. Humphrey Marshall,   b. 12 May 1824, Paris, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Elizabeth Nannette Marshall,   b. 4 May 1837, Lexington, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F3677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Paxton.FTW]

      298 JUDGE THOMAS ALEXANDER MARSHALL, L. L. D., b. in Woodford County, Kentucky., January 15, 1794; d. in Louisville, Kentucky., April 17, 1871; buried in Lexington, = November 26, 1816, ELIZA PRICE, b. May 1, 1795; d. November 17, 1875; buried beside her husband. He graduated at Yale College, 1815, commenced the practice of law in Frankfort, Kentucky.; removed to Paris, 1819; removed to Lexington, 1835; removed to Frankfort, 1857, and to Louisville, 1859. He was in Congress from the Paris district, from 1831 to 1835; Supreme Judge of Kentucky, 1835 to 1856; and again in 1866; was on the bench of the Court of Appeals twenty-one years, and twice Chief Justice of that Court; represented Bourbon County in the Legislature, 1827 and 1828, and represented the City of Louisville, 1863, 1864 and 1865; was professor of law in Transylvania University, 1836 to 1849; celebrated his golden wedding, 1866, in Louisville; twenty-four volumes of Kentucky Reports attest his legal attainments. I heard a distinguished jurist remark that his decisions on Aquatic rights alone would form a treatise superior to any text book on the subject. His kinsman, Judge James P. Harbeson, was associated with him for years, and remarked to me that "He was a Christian gentleman; a classical scholar; an erudite jurist, and, altogether, the greatest and best man I ever knew."

      Mrs. Marshall was said to have been the most lovely woman in Kentucky. She was a grand-daughter of Col. Thomas Hart, and a niece of Henry Clay. In 1883, I visited the family tomb, which stands in the Lexington cemetery, under the shadow of the magnificent monument of Kentucky's favorite son. Names and dates are the epitaphs of the family.

      142 Thomas A. (1820) Census Bourbon Co.

  • Sources 
    1. [S171] Paxton.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jul 20, 2002

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