John Marion MARSHALL

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  • Name John Marion MARSHALL 
    Born 16 Oct 1824  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 48 
    Person ID I38  Marshall and Allied Families
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2021 

    Father Richard MARSHALL,   b. 22 May 1801, Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1866, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Suzannah SAMUEL,   b. 26 Apr 1803, Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1880, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1821  Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Christina SPARGER,   b. 26 Dec 1822, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1904, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1844  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    +1. Murlin Lafayette MARSHALL,   b. 6 Apr 1846, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1905, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +2. Martha Jane MARSHALL,   b. 6 Dec 1847, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1900, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +3. Richard Kossuth MARSHALL,   b. 8 Oct 1850, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1914, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +4. Nannie Susan MARSHALL,   b. 20 Jun 1852, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1913  (Age 61 years)
    +5. John Skidmore MARSHALL,   b. 1854, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1919, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +6. Dora MARSHALL,   b. 24 Mar 1856, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1886, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    +7. Bethania A. MARSHALL,   b. 15 May 1857, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1940, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +8. Samuel Edward MARSHALL,   b. 27 Apr 1859, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1928, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +9. Priscilla MARSHALL,   b. 1 May 1863, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1923, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +10. Ellen Sara MARSHALL,   b. 3 May 1861, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1942, Winston Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     11. Benjamin F. MARSHALL,   b. 1866, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1889, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    +12. Charlotte A. (Lottie) MARSHALL,   b. 27 Aug 1867, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1955, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Family ID F14  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Frankie PATE 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth MARSHALL,   b. Abt 1871, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1930, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
    +2. William Franklin MARSHALL,   b. 6 Jun 1870, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1953, Beeville, Bee County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
     3. Minnie MARSHALL,   b. Abt 1877
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F13925  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Marshall, John Marion
    Marshall, John Marion
    Great grandfather of David W. Marshall, Sr.

  • Notes 
    • Marshall 0001; Marshall 0004; Marshall 0005; Marshall 0017, Pg. 136, Marshall
      0022 - John Marion Marshall had twelve children by his wife, Christina Sparger. Then he left his family and went to Texas with another Frankie Pate. There it is reported that he raised another family of twelve children. I have no information about his death or where he is buried.
      !Marshall 0241, pp. 1, 9 - This source, a letter from Robert K. Marshall to Gurney Robertson, dated 9/17/1925, sheds some light on John's second wife, Frankie Pate. It says that John wrote a letter to "Uncle Sam" (Samuel Edward Marshall?) and a letter to Martha Eleanor (Marshall) Saunders asking if he could return to Surry County with his "second wife." I am not sure that either letter exists now, or maybe they never did.

      More information - Apparently he and Frankie went to Indianapolis, Indiana. There he met a man who owned a ranch in the area of San Antonio, Texas. The man hired John to go to Texas and look after his ranch. While John was in route to Texas, the man died in Indianapolis.

      The census data below places him firmly in San Antonio, Texas in 1880. Apparently, Frankie had died.

      1880 United States Census Census Place: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas Source: FHL Film 1255291 National Archives Film T9-1291, Page 79B
      Rel Sex Marr Race Age Birth Occupation
      John M. Marshall Self M W W 55 NC Wheel Wright
      Elizabeth Marshall Dau F S W 9 NC
      Wm Marshall Son M S W 7 NC
      Minnie D. Marshall Dau F S W 3 IN
      Maria Garera Other F W W 35 NM House Keeper


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      Below is more information from Gilmer Robertson. He sent it to me January 5, 2002 in response to a message I broadcast to my distribution list offering a $100 reward for anyone who could find John.

      Dear David, It is nice to get your emails although I seldom respond. I'm not sure if I ever told you this or not (I probably did, but it's been too many years to know) but my Aunt Bettye Marshall Robertson told me that her husband Merlin actually went to John Marion's grave in Texas. Merlin and Bettye lived in Waco for many years and my recollection is that she said Merlin set out to track his down and met one of John's sons or grandsons-she couldn't remember what town the grave was located in. Merlin and Bettye were cousins-Merlin's grandfather was John Marion and I believe that Bettye was John Marion's great-granddaughter. Bettye died in 1976 and I had talked with her about this probably in the early 70's so I am fuzzy on this one but it seems that John changed his name. I'm pretty sure she said he became just John Marion and dropped the Marshall completely. Well, that should be enough to confuse all of us- perhaps someday all of this will be discovered. Keep up the good work-I could use the $100 to pay for Xmas but I don't think I have the time to do any research. Perhaps we could check all of the death records in the Texas counties. Best regards for the new year, Gil