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WHERE IS JOHN MARION MARSHALL BURIED? FIND HIM AND WIN $100!
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It has my entire database of just over 43,000 names and is completely searchable.
Genealogy of the Bible
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A map to Martin Marshall's Grave
Submissions to the Database
More good genealogy Web Sites
A really great site - Take this link to get to The Surry County, North Carolina Cemetery Project
Take this link to learn about The Marshall Family
Go to a fun site that will allow you to create a personal historical timeline that corresponds to your life.
LDS - FamilySearch
Service - This is the Mormon church site that has their database that you can search online. It should be the starting point for ANY genealogy search.
RootsWeb - One of the most complete genealogy sites on the web. Along with the LDS site above, it is a must for any serious genealogy research.
US GenWeb Project - Part of the World Genealogy Project below.
Web Project - Links to GenWeb Projects all over the world.
Just starting your genealogy research? Here is a good site to help you get off the ground.
Your Personal Family History: Learning About Genealogy
Cemeteries - Cemeteries of interest to Surry County, North Carolina researchers
Surname Search - A very good surname search page. It quickly gives you thee names of other people who are researching the same surnames that you are. DON'T PASS THIS ONE UP!!
Coats of Arms - Many coats of arms and more to be added.
Surname Search - Another Surname search page you will find very useful.
The Marshalls of Lincoln, UK - A Marshall web site in the UK.
Jarvis Family - There are many families here that are allied to the Marshalls.
Family Reunion List - This is an index of family reunions all over the country. Who knows, you might find one you will want to attend. Or, maybe your family is planning a reunion and hasn't told you.
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Congress - What congressional offices have your surnames held? Go to this site and find out.
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Dedicated to the Martin Marshall and allied family lines - Over 43,000 and growing!
Welcome to the only Web Site dedicated entirely to the Marshalls of Surry, Forsyth, and Stokes Counties in North Carolina
and Carroll County in Virginia.
I also Research The Following Allied Families: Badgett, Frey (Fry), Joyce, Marion, Marshall, Key, Nichols, Quesenberry, Robertson, Sparger, Talbot, Vanhoy, Venable, Wolfe, Wray.
This site focuses primarily on the family of Martin Marshall; Born in Calvert County Maryland; died in Stokes (Now Forsyth County), North Carolina. The information at this site also includes the names of the people we believe to be the ancestors of Martin. Even though we are not certain about Martin's ancestors, Michael Marshall of Caret, Virginia has come closer to closing that gap than anyone else I have been in contact with. I am including the results of his work in hopes that as time goes along others can refine the data and, perhaps eventually find the documentation we need to firmly establish the family links.
The data at this site begins with William Marshall, the person we believe to be Martin Marshall's 2nd great grandfather. Beginning with William there are over 13,00 Marshall descendants on this site.
So, begin your search by going to Marshall Genealogy Pages. Good luck, and please contact me if you find a connection to any of the family lines on this web site.
Where is John Marion Marshall Buried?
Here is everything I know about John Marion Marshall that I hope will eventually help us find his grave site. It is quite a story.
First, John Marion Marshall is my great grandfather. He married Christina Sparger and fathered 12 children by her in White Plains, NC, just outside Mt. Airy. Until late in the year 2001 I had no solid documentation about where he might be buried. I was pretty sure that he was buried in or around San Antonio, Texas, but had no official documentation. Now I have some census information that firmly places him in San Antonio in 1880. Here is what I know.
I have two letters that Robert K. Marshall and Gurney Robertson exchanged in 1925.
Robert K. Marshall is the one who tried to connect us to Chief Justice John Marshall, which Gil Robertson was able to disprove. Gil is Gurney's nephew. Anyway, Robert K. was collecting letters about the Marshall family to store at Guilford College in Greensboro.
Here is what Robert K. had to say about John Marion Marshall:
"To this I hope to add a letter written by John Marion Marshall to uncle Sam." (Uncle Sam would be John Marion Marshall's son, Samuel Edward Marshall, my grandfather - DWM) "There was also a letter written to Eleanor Martha (Saunders) by John Marion asking if it would be possible for him to return (with his second wife). This should also be located."
Gurney's letter to Robert K. Marshall says the following about John Marion Marshall:
"John Marion Marshall became attached to a woman in Yadkin County and about 1872 left the county with her going west. Her name was Frankie Pate. They lived together and two children are know to be born unto them. Elizabeth and Bill. They were living in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1876 they left there to go west of San Antonio, Texas. He was going there to look after a ranch for a man near Indianapolis. Before he arrived there the man that owned the ranch died and left him without a job. The last he was heard from his wife had died and he was living somewhere in Texas."
To the information in those two letters, add the information below from the census records:
1880 United States Census
Census Place: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas
Source: FHL Film 1255291 National Archives Film T9-1291, Page 79B
|John M. Marshall
|Minnie D. Marshall
You can see that the census record agrees with Gurney's letter in great detail. Frankie was dead, and they did have at least two children, actually three children. His occupation also matches what we know about him in Surry County. There are a couple of interesting things that the census record shows. Notice that the first two children are said to have been born in North Carolina. I have never heard of any children being born to them while John was still in White Plains. This could mean a couple of things.
1. He lived in NC for a while with Frankie before going to Indianapolis. However, that doesn't agree with Gurney's letter that he left Surry County in 1872. The oldest girl, Elizabeth, would have been born about 1872.
2. John misreported their birth locations to the census taker.
3. Something else happened that we don't know about.
Does anyone have an idea about this?
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Submissions to the Computerized
"Family Tree" Database
The Computerized "Family Tree" will add your family data to the database of the descendants of Martin Marshall and their allied families. It is the most extensive database in existence that is devoted entirely to these families.
DON'T DELAY - Submit your family and ancestor names today and receive FREE family group sheets.
We only accept names that are related to families already on our database and we do not charge you for the privilege of adding your information. In fact we automatically print and return family group sheets to you free of charge that reflect the information you submitted. Many times the family group sheets we return to you are more complete than the data you gave to us, because of the data already on the database. We only ask that you submit copies of any documentation you have to confirm the information you wish to add and agree to allow us to give your name to others who are researching the same family line.
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A map to Martin Marshall's Grave Site - It is about 6 miles northwest of Winston Salem up Baux Mt. Road. Dusty Trail is just below the Stokes County line on the map below. You turn right down Dusty Trail until you reach the old Civitan camp. You have to walk about 75 to 100 yards beyond the old camp and go into the woods to the left. Do not go there without contacting the owner. Send me an email or call me at 803-796-7228 to get his name.
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