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Col. William Henry MARSHALL

Male 1809 - 1892


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  • Prefix  Col. 
    Born  22 Oct 1809  Albemarle County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  2A78F3DD84518A4DB00B5CB12C1256E761D2 
    Buried  Jan 1892  Forsyth County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  4 Jan 1892  Forsyth County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5947  Marshall and Allied Families
    Last Modified  1 Aug 2015 

    Father  William MARSHALL,   b. Abt 1772, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1843, Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary CONNERLY,   b. 1772, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854, Forsyth County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Jan 1792  Albemarle County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  A2C2985298461E4995CE15CA2D8B74E9EAB7 
    Family ID  F34  Group Sheet

    Family  Mariah VANCE,   b. 22 Jul 1814, Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1900, Forsyth County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Apr 1836  Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  D5833E3F6BD3264297910241D70B6E306600 
    Children 
    >1. James Matterson MARSHALL, (Matt),   b. 20 Dec 1836, Dennis, Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1882, Dennis, Forsyth County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Sarah Greene (Sallie) MARSHALL,   b. 10 Nov 1841, Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1890, Forsyth County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Elizabeth Ann MARSHALL, (Eliza),   b. 25 Aug 1844, Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1890
    >4. John William MARSHALL,   b. 6 Oct 1848, Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1921, Forsyth County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1786  Group Sheet

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    Marshall, Col. William Henry
    Marshall, Col. William Henry
    Marshall Home - Col. William Henry Marshall
    Marshall Home - Col. William Henry Marshall
    Col. William Henry Marshall home place in Walnut Cove, North Carolina.

  • Notes 
    • Marshall 0022; Marshall 0033, Pg. 4 - He and his wife are buried in the Salem Chapel Church Cemetery in Forsyth County. It is thought that his first name might also be William.
      !Marshall 0067b, p. 1
      !Marshall 0169, p. 2 - This source does give his firsh name as William. It included good documentation about Col. William Henry Marshall.

      The following email message was sent to me by Anita Strader on January 6, 2002:

      David,
      Thank you for the information about Martin Marshall's gravesite. I did not know that his son, William, was buried off Pine Hall Road (where my brother lives). If he does not know where the old family cemetery is located, he may know someone who does.

      Salem Chapel Church is very familiar to me. (My father is buried there.) It was at Salem Chapel, as a very young child, that I first showed an interest in family history. I have a photo of Elizabeth Marshall Strader's tombstone, but not that of her father, Henry. The tombstone of Henry's wife, Mariah Vance, is engraved: "MARIAH wife of Col. H. Marshall". He was known as Henry, but I believe that to be his middle name.

      I will gladly send the photos of the Marshall gravesites, by "snail mail", but it may be some months before this ex-Floridian ventures out to the cemeteries!

      Anita Strader Knott

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      From: The Keeters [mailto:keeter@triad.rr.com] Sent: Monday, February 01, 2010 9:36 AM To: David Marshall Home Subject: Marshall Home place

      Hi David,

      Thought I would just write by email. Facebook seems to be sending me some viruses according to my scan ware this morning!

      The house is located in Salem Chapel Township, between Walkertown and Walnut Cove, NC.

      David, you might remember that we corresponded a few years ago when I was trying to sell the contents of the farmhouse. I managed to inventory everything, but never followed through because my mother got sick and has been living with me for 3 years now. With my caregiver responsibilities, I have just been unable to find the time to continue that effort. We will eventually sell the contents and the house. Since my mother and I are the last of Col. Henry's land heirs, I would love to see the place go to someone in the lineage!! So when I can get things in order to sell, I hope I can call on you again to announce it to your email distribution. Just not ready now.

      We have done a lot of work to the house and it is in very good condition for its age, but it needs a makeover.

      I'm attaching a chart that links us back to Martin and a short copy of the history to jog your memory. We also have an abstract that traces the property deeds back 166 years as of 2005 that was presented to the governor with our application for the NC Century Farm <http://www.agr.state.nc.us/paffairs/Century/index.htm> designation.

      Looking forward to keeping in touch by email and Wall!

      Kind regards, David.
      Linda

      One of the attachments to Linda's email is shown below. (DWM - 02/02/2010)


      A Historic Site in Forsyth County

      Henry Marshall was born in Albemarle County, Virginia in 1809, son of Irish immigrants, William and Mary Connolly Marshall. He came to North Carolina with his parents around 1820. In 1836 he bought a plantation on Salem Road (now Squire Marshall Rd.) where he built his home "The Cedars" in 1840. During those years he manufactured tobacco, raised fine horses and operated his large plantation. On June 13, 1845 Governor William Graham commissioned Henry a Colonel in the North Carolina Militia, and ordered him to organize and train a regiment of soldiers, which he did. Following the war, Col. Marshall was appointed Provost Marshal, with the special task of feeding the wives and children of the absent soldiers. After the war, Col. Marshall was one of many people who felt the county of Stokes should be divided because of the distance involved in traveling to the county seat in Germanton. In 1848 Col. Marshall ran as an "Independent Democrat" against the Whig and Democratic candidates on a platform of "County Division". He was elected, and served in the General Assembly four years. In 1849 he introduced the bill calling for the division of Stokes County. It was finally ratified in 1851 after long negotiations over naming the new county and the village adjoining Salem. In the end, Col. Marshall was asked to select the names. After the division, fellow war hero, Colonel Benjamin Forsyth's home was left in Stokes. Col. Marshall felt it would be fair to name the county Forsyth and the town Winston.

      When Col. Marshall died in 1892, he left his plantation to his youngest son, John William. John William lived here his whole life, and willed the estate to his youngest son, James (Jimmy) Lee, Linda's Grandfather. He remarried after the death of his wife, Della, and moved to Winston-Salem where there was more work for his carpentry business. He signed the property over to his oldest son, Luke Moir. After two years of service, the Red Cross arranged Luke's release. He saved the home, literally from the auction block, during the depression years. Much of the land was sold, leaving only 40 acres. After Luke's death, we were astonished to learn his boot camp base was in Camp Croft, SC. Twenty- five years later, Gary grew up scavenging for old army relics, in a neighborhood built on that very site.

      Helen Miles Marshall, Linda's mother, was the last of Jimmy's five children, born just after Della's 43rd birthday. Helen was only nine years old when Della died. James Lee, Jr., the second born son, was stranded at war in Europe during these hard times, but returned to help with the farm. Charles William returned from the war, married and moved to Winston-Salem. Rachel Earline, the third child, was 24 when Della died. She was forced to take on her mother's role and struggled to raise her sister, keep the farmhouse going and feed the field hands. She suffered from debilitating asthma, a complication of Scarlet Fever. Unable to make a living at farming, Luke went to work for Forsyth County Grounds Maintenance, where he retired. In the 60's, the Army Corp of Engineers built a 90-acre watershed lake across the foot of The Cedars. It was meant to protect Walnut Cove from flooding. Luke led the petition to get approval from all the neighboring landowners. The access road was built across his farm.

      When Luke was too old to care for the place, he signed it over to James Lee, nick-named "Jiggs". Jiggs moved to Winston-Salem shortly after returning from war and took a job with Western Electric, where he retired with 30 years of service. He helped with the farm and the support of his sisters all along. Baby sister, Helen, left home and married in 1952. Linda was Helen's only child and grew up in the auxiliary care of her Aunt Earline, here at The Cedars. Her memories of the active farm days and the stories of her ancestors are cherished. When Uncle Jiggs died in 1991, he passed the farm to Linda & Gary, as he trusted their business instincts and their commitment to care for Helen and Earline. Earline passed away in 1999, but Helen now lives on the farm. Gary and Linda continue to honor their promise, working to preserve the farmhouse, grounds and barns.

      Heritage Line:
      Colonel William Henry Marshall 1809-1892
      John William Marshall 1848 - 1921
      James Lee Marshall 1886 - 1952
      Luke Moir Marshall 1912 - 1987
      James Lee Marshall, Jr. 1918 - 1991

      What this chart doesn't show is that Linda (below) is the daughter of James Lee Marshall's younger sister, Helen. (DWM - 02/01/2010)

      Linda Lee Mitchell Keeter -
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      From Linda Mitchell Keeter's Facebook post August 1, 2015

      Yesterday, The Cedars' deed was officially passed from our family for the first time in 176 years. On Monday we packed the last of our earthly belongings and headed to our home on the NC Coast, where we hope to retire. Beginning with our auction in 2013, The Cedars move has been a journey filled with more emotion than I can describe and wrapping up for 5 generations has been no easy physical task. My husband, Gary Keeter & I have done everything in our power to close the Marshall chapter at The Cedars with dignity. I believe we have achieved that and I know in my heart that The Colonel & other spirits of those who toiled at The Cedars understand the weight of the task that fell to me. Surely they are well-pleased. No matter where I go, I will carry the extraordinary love and loyalty of the Marshall family, especially that of my mother, Helen, Aunt Earline, Uncle Jiggs and my sweet, jolly Uncle Luke. After 31 years of beautiful country living at The Cedars, we look forward to realizing our dream of simple island living & time just for US! We are grateful to pass the baton to a new owner who brings her own dreams for the future and appreciates nature, especially fine horses - just like the Colonel.