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The ancestor of every Marshall 
Named in this Book 

(except two) 

Who gave seven years service to his country in the 

This Book is Dedicated 
By the Author 


Preface 2 

Chapter I 
The Alarshall and related families 9 

Chapter II 
John Marshall. AI 17 

Chapter III 
William Marshall, All 20 

Chapter IV 
Hannah Marshall, AIII No. 1 28 

Chapter V 
John Marshall, AIII No. 2.. ; Z7 

Chapter VI 
Eleanor Marshall, AIII No. 3 58 

Chapter VII 
William Marshall, AIII No. 4 68 

Chapter VIII 
Robert Marshall, AIII No. 5; 82 

Chapter IX 
Mayflower descendants 168 

Chapter X 
James Marshall. AIII No. 6 198 

Chapter XI 
Elizabeth Marshall, AIII No. 7 205 

Chapter XII 
Freeman Marshall, All No. 8 209 

Chapter XIII 
Benjamin Marshall, All No. 9 241 

Chapter XIV 
Sarah Marshall. AIII Xo. 10 247 

Chapter XV 
Seth Smith Marshall, AIII No. 11 272 

Chapter XVI 
Conclusion 284 


Verses and Honor Roll 2<^8 

Photographs 321 


In the Charts — 

AI means John Marshall, the first {generation, the Roman figure stand- 
ing for the number of the generation to which the person belonged. 

BV means Jane Sampson, fifth generation of the S. H. Marshall branch 
of the family, only. 

All I No. 6 means in the third generation, the sixth in that generation 
column on the Charts. 

In the History, the type in which the name of any person, after which 
there is generation and column numbers, is different, as follows : 


Type as above for first and second generations. 


AIII No. 3 
Type as above for third generation. 


AIV No. 3 

Type as above for fourth generation. 


AV No. 3 

Type as above for fifth generation. 


FOR many years, as opportunity afforded, 1 ha\e accumulated 
vital statistics, and all possible information concerning' my rel- 
atives. I ha\e ahva}s had a curiosity to know where we came 
from ])hysically, as well as "whither we are going" spiritually. 
Since m}- childhood 1 have sought association with my relatives 
wdiene\'er within my reach. There were se\eral angles to the 
origin of our immediate famil}' that ha\e always claimed my inter- 
est. Some t\\'elve years ago 1 began to assemble the records for 
a family chart. After some work was accomplished and data gath- 
ered, the ])ress of business afifairs caused its suspension for the 
time. During a trip down east last October, I for the first time 
heard of my mother's ancestors, which reawakened ni}- li\-eh' in- 

After the death of my father in November. I determined to ])ut 
in record form the history of the family in its several branches. I 
had outlined a personal reminiscence of each member of whom T 
had remembrance. I believe I have met more members of the 
various branches than au}^ other member of the family, living or 
dead. After spending several weeks in preparation, for good and 
sufficient reasons I have determined to write a general outline of 
the original families down to my immediate family, and write ex- 
tensively of our branch only. Where others ha\e furnished manu- 
scri])t, their names will be subjoined. 

I shall (li\ide the record into four parts : 

First: Charts of the first Marshall, 1740, and his descendants; 

vSecond : Chart of the first Sampson and his descendants; 

Third: History of the Alarshalls ; 

Fourth : History of the Sampsons ( Wrights ) ; 
with personal reminiscence of the Marshall families. 

As the years go by, interest becomes more lively in descend- 
ants of revolutionary war soldiers, in Mayflower descendants, and 
in time the same w ill include ci\il war and world war descendants. 

I have for several years frequently been asked by members of 
the family in several states for the proof that they were eligible to 
membership in such societies. There are no authoritative records 
published, nor even collected, up to this time. 

My cherished purpose is to provide a complete and correct 
record from the beginning, as far as they may be traced, to the pres- 

ent time, for the use of tlio^e of my generation, rmd man_\- more 
Iiereafter, that re.^ard "l)lo()(l as tliicker tlian water." Tliat some, 
with an exac^'ci'erated ei^'o, will be (lisapi'ointed, is to be ex])ected. 

When we rexdew the ])ast three hundred }ears with a brdad 
\isit)n. eonsider the sturch-, indomitable wdlls of our loretathers, 
their industr\' under trying' conditions, their lack ol adxantaj^es and 
ct)mforts, and yet remember that the}- made and ])reser\ed this 
countr\- for us, our ri^^ht to ])ride in their achie\ements no sane or 
just man could den}-. 

As to an}-thin,L;- written in this record, it is written with neitlier 
env}-, jealous}- nor malice. Jt is written from authentic sources, 
or from personal impressions, with a happ\- t^'ood will to all. 


Lal'"a}-ette, Indiana. 
February 4, 1922. 


Honor Thy Father and Mother 

Reg'ardless of any mental reservation 1 may have as to any 
other. I heartily approve the fifth commandment, and helieve a 
liberal construction of the text would have it include other worthy 
ancestors in the admonition. There are nearly, if not quite, as 
many millions of human beings who worshi]) only their ancestors 
as there are (if those who practice the Christian reliij;"i()n. While 
in no sense an ancestor worshiper. I can but believe that we of this 
great free country of America should do homa[;e to those ancestors 
whose sturdy industry and self-denial i^ave to us the .Ljrandest 
country on the face of the earth for our habitation. 

That the Marshalls and related families described in these 
pages have done their full share in this wonderful de\elopment. 
there is no doubt. In the year 1620 some of our ancestors landed 
at Plymouth Rock and established the first permanent cidonx' in 
Massachusetts Ray ; in the seventeen hundreds many others landed 
in the new world, to car\e from the wilderness a home for freedom 
of action and religion ; and our own fathers and mothers, whcjse 
trials and hardshijis are proA-erbial. perfected tbe beneficent results 
of which we are the recipients. Whether we have lands or riches, 
or whether we are poor in purse, we are rich in rtpportunitv and 
inheritance of the manifold blessings of a free country. As they 
landed from the high seas, with axes in one hand to clear the wild- 
erness, and rides in the other to protect themselves from savages, 
the exigency of eternal vigilance always necessary to protect from 
ambush, they had a vision, and that was to car\-e a home out of the 
wilderness, free from oppression and religious persecution, for 
themselves and their olTspring. As this history will disclose, for 
more than two centuries they were ])ioneers. starting from the 
east and progressing toward the west, always in the vanguard, until 
the whole broad land was not only subjugated but also free from 
foreign control, and filled from coast to coast with hap]n', peaceful 
homes. Do they deserve that their descendants do them honor? 
With a spirit of inherited pride, in a work of joy, and with what 

little ability I possess, I propose to do them honor by bringing 
their names and achievements to the attention of their descendants, 
that they may not lie in oblivion, forgotten and unremembered. 

Members of the Marshall and related families have done their 
work well. Among them much the larger number have been tillers 
of the soil, which for two centuries of this record was almost ex- 
clusively the industry of the country, and is today, in the writer's 
opinion, the most honorable occupation of human endeavor. 

If some of the young folks of the present generation look upon 
the likenesses of these pioneers with amusement because of the 
quaint attire of the women, and the whiskers of the men, let them 
remember that these were the salt of the earth ; that the whiskers 
were not only the fashion of the day, ])Ut were regarded as the 
insignia of manhood. The comfortaljle frocks of the women cov- 
ered their bodies from their necks to their heels, Init they were 
often the covering of angels of mercy and saints of the order of 
the faithful heart. True, it was eas}- then to distinguish between 
a twelve-year-old girl and a thirty-year-old spinster, and a man 
knew, when he approached a feminine figure, whether she was a 
schoolgirl or grandmother. In this year of 1921, with its paucity 
of covering for women above and below, and its generosity in 
powder and rouge, a mere man is often puzzled. 

The hardships of these pioneer people are almost inconceivable 
to our generation, and yet they were, no doubt, as a rule much 
nn)re content with their lot in life than most of us. Our old people 
and their traditions disclose that the}- were a happy people; the 
family members were always closely associated; \-isiting one with 
the other was continuous. They had time to live, and time to enjoy 
themselves. Cireed for mone}' and often the insatiable desire for 
pleasure were things unknown to them. A t\\enty-mile journey 
was an e\-ent for ])reparation and plamiing, and resulted in a day 
or two of unalloyed pleasure. This journey was always made in 
primitive fashion with horses and often oxen. There were no rail- 
roads, telegraph nor telejilKMie, let alone automol)i]es, for rapid 

This history discloses I)ut few of its sul)jects in pul)lic life, 
but nowhere does it reveal an}'thing ])ut the most intense patriot- 
ism. As the early stages of the country pass they are found in all 
the occupations of life, as laborers, farmers, miners, tradesmen, 
manufacturers, preachers, law}'ers. doctors, and professors, each 
in his element doing well the things his situation requires. 

3ilany times the question has been asked, whether this Alarshall 


or that Alarsliall was of our familw .More often has this occurred 
as to Chief justice John Marshall and \'ice-l'resident Marshall. 
It is well that this matter Ije exjdained and settled for all time. 
The Congressional Librar_\- at Washington ( where a co]iy of this 
history will be de]:)osited) and the \\'ashin,L;t(jn City Library con- 
tain se\'eral histories and famil}- cliarts of tlie Marslialls, each of 
them re\'ertin!^ back to the early stages of the country. In gen- 
eral there are three lines there gi\en. There are two more lines, 
but no histtiries of them have been found. John Marshall is from 
what may l)e termed the '"X'irginia Marshalls." \\ Idle our family 
came from that state to Ohio, yet they were originally from Penn- 
sylvania. Diligent search through that record revealed no connec- 
tion of that family with ours, \dce-l 'resident 1 homas R. Marshall 
is of the Marshall family of Kentuck}-, which may be termed 
(based upon their history) tlie "Democrat, Presl)yterian Mar- 
shalls." Their ancestors were Presl)yterian jireachers ; their his- 
tory claims one of their preachers was the first Marshall to grad- 
uate from a university in this country (if true, there have been plenty 
since of other families), ddie descendants are largely lawxxrs and 
])reachers, and to the man Democrats since Thomas ]efterson"s 
time. I have met manv of them. In politics they are \erv partisan. 

I have been api)roached as a Marshall b}- an<nher of that line, 
who said all Marshalls were related, and the onl}' test of rela- 
tionship was, "Are you a Democrat?" Nix, nit, vamoose. I am 
not: neither are any oi our race that 1 hax'e found, except one, 
and he was born in Virginia while Jefi:'erson's candle burned high. 
There is no indication that this family oi IMarshalls is connected 
with ours. 

There is another line of Alarshalls. of whom William Marshall, 
an Irishman, who emigrated to Xew York from Scotland earlv in 
the eighteenth centur}', was the head. There are three \-olumes 
in the history of his family and I have found them from Xew York 
to California. They are no relation of ours. 

In central western Pennsyh'ania there is a two-volume history 
of another separate line of which I have heard, but which I liaxe 
not seen. Western Penns} Ivanvia is full of Marshalls. .Since our 
first known Marshall ancestry was of Pennsylvania they ma}- l)e of 
our family. Of the other three lines I am fully persuaded we are 
no relation, except distantly, and that in England, from where all 
apparently emigrated. Notwithstanding our opposite political affil- 
iations, we all have the highest regard for Thomas R. Marshall. ex- 
Governor of the State of Indiana and ex-\'ice-President of the 


United States. He acquitted himself with the greatest honor in 
both positions. I have not met him personally, but have followed 
his political career from news publications, with more than ordi- 
nary interest because his name was Marshall. Aside from his 
purely political speeches, all of his speeches, talks and sayings are 
commandingly pointed, refreshingly frank, and delightfully enter- 

Many of my friends are friends of Mr. Marshall and his gifted 
wife. All who know them give them unstinted praise. Without 
self-sought notoriety or personal egotism he seems to more truly 
fill the title of the "Great Commoner" than Bryan. 

To the nation-wide and age-old honor given the memory of 
Chief Justice John Marshall, nothing we can say will add luster. 
We can all be glad, however, that two men of our name have 
reached such high positions in the nation's history as have John 
and Thomas R. Marshall. May our children and descendants re- 
member them as guides to their conduct and aml^itions. 

As time passed and the branches of the family went their 
several ways, it seems strange many of them became so absorbed 
in their personal lives that they neglected to teach or inform their 
children of the trials of their ancestors, or even the location of 
many of the main branches. My natural interest in history has for 
many years led me to seek information from our older relatives. 
My father and uncles were pestered with questions, until I had all 
I could get. They could give me names and sometimes locations. 
After my lather's death it was thought he was the last of his gen- 
eration. Since that time I have located ten of his first cousins still 
living, and I have conversed with six of the ten. I am quite sure 
that those ten are all of that generation that are yet living. 

After months of diligent work I have found all the descendants. 
That others may realize the pleasure it has given me. I reproduce 
a few letters I have received : 

"Wapello, Iowa, March 5, 1909. 
Wallace Marshall, 

LaFayette, Ind. 

Dear Sir: 

Your letter of the 3rd received. In reply will say I am one 
of the descendants of William Marshall, my grandfather being 
Smith Marshall. Now if you will tell me just what informa- 
tion you want I will be pleased to give you all I can find out. 
If you care to come and make us a visit will take you around 
to see all your relatives. I tell you there are lots of them. 


The first township west of Wapello was called Marshall 
Township after my grandfather. * * * 
Yours truly, 

G. S. Marshall." 

I found this man's name in Dun's commercial reports, aloni;" 
with many other Marshalls, to whom 1 wrote, searching" for the 

"Clinton, 111., Feb. 14, 1921. 
Mr. Marshall: 

I am a j^randson of Sarah Marshall and Dr. Samuel 
Phares, he being" a veterinary surgeon. Grandmother died 
over forty years ago. Grandfather about twenty-five, I think. 
They were the parents of thirteen children, two sets of twins, 
and all of them are gone except three — one in Montana, one 
in Portland, Oregon, and Mrs. Margaret Mattix of I^anes, 111. 
I think possibly you could get more information from her than 
any one. I am sending you the address of a Mrs. Merwin, who 
is related to the Marshall family, and if you do not get all the 
information you need, possibly my sister, Mrs. Cackley, of 
Clinton, can help you, but think this is all I know. 

Yours very truly, 

John A. Phares." 

My father had told me his Aunt Sarah had married Dr. Samuel 
Phares and moved to Clinton, Illinois. A letter to the postmaster 
brought the name of John A. Phares. The statement that a Mrs. 
Merwin was related ot the Marshall family promptly meant a letter 
to her, with the following result : 

"Manito, 111., Feb. 20, 1921. 
Dear Mr. Marshall : 

Your letter of k^ebruary 17th received and read with much 
interest. The Freeman Marshall of whom you have no trace 
was my grandfather, the one Marshall of them all with whose 
family I am acquainted. * * * His father, as you prob- 
ably know, was William and their home was in Ohio. My 
grandfather's brothers and sisters and their descendants in a 
general way are well remembered by my mother. M}' mother 
was born in Greene County, Ohio, * * *. So I think the 
counties of Greene and Miami were probably the homes of the 
family. Freeman — son of William — married Elizabeth Rake- 
straw in Ohio. They moved to Indiana, near \\ illiamsport, 
Warren County, in the year 1836; moved to Illinois in 1844; 
he died in Havana, 111., in 1893 at the age of 86. -■' * * My 
mother is living, very active and bright, although somewhat 
deaf at the age of eighty-six and one-half. Your father was 
her own counsin. so you and I are cousins second remove. I 
am delighted to meet you. I was lecturing in an institute in 


Clinton a few years, and saw the sig-n "Phares" in electrics 
over the door of a garage. I remembered the name, and in- 
quired within. I was directed to Mrs. Thomas Cackley, who 
was the granddaughter of the Aunt Sade I had heard my 
mother si)eak of so often. We enjoyed meeting exceedingly, 
and she even found a facial resemblance to her grandmother, 
which perhaps was not quite all fancy, for my mother is all 
Marshall and I look a little like her. I am a school teacher who 
lectures a bit in institutes in the summer. If chance should 
bring me happily within week-end distance of your town, I 
shall find you, and I trust that your genealogical pilgrimage 
may some day bring you within reach of Manito and we shall 
have the pleasure of meeting you and talking over the big Mar- 
shall tribe. There is a tradition in my mother's family that we 
are descendants from Lafayette. Ever get a hint of that in 
your research? Also I have wondered if the Vice-President 
may not have been one of our Indiana Marshalls. So glad you 
wrote and hope you may find a little help in what I am sending. 

Yours sincerely, 

Fannie Spaits ]\Ierwin." 

The results from this letter will be recorded under the caption 
"Freeman Marshall." 

"Hebron, Nebraska, Feb. 21, 1921. 
I\Ir. Wallace Marshall, 
LaFayette, Ind. 

Kind Sir : 

Mother is overjoyed to once more hear of a relative by 
the name of Marshall. Her mother's name was Sarah Mar- 
shall and father's was Samuel C. Phares. He was a veterinary 
surgeon. To this couple were born thirteen children, and they 
all lived to be grandparents, only three of whom are living : 
Samuel M. Phares, of Hedgerville. ■Montana; Mrs. Eddie Har- 
rison, of Marshfield, Oregon, and my dear mother, Mrs. Mar- 
garet Mattix, of Lanes, 111. Your letter to mother was for- 
warded to Hebron from Lanes, 111., as mother is spending the 
winter with us. She has her home in Lanes and several of 
her children are near her. All seven of them are married. I, 
like you, am trying to keep in touch with all the relatives. 
Mother remembers having an uncle by the name of Freeman 
Marshall, but doesn't know what became of him. She doesn't 
remember of any of them living in Iowa. Please let us know 
where they live in Iowa, as it might not be hard to find them 
from here, as some of our people drive from Illinois here in 
cars. Mother says she remembers there was a Benjamin, but 
she su])posed they were all in Ohio. * * * Also, who are 


the relatives in Ohio? Plave you a family in LaFayette? 
:;: ^ :|: WquIcI bc glatl to hcai' from yuu or see you at any 

Mrs. C. C. Willmore, 

Mrs. Margaret Mattix, 

Lanes, 111."" 
There was much more in this letter, also an enclosure gi\'ing' 
the whole record of the Phares famil}-. 

The above are samples of man}- letters received in answer to 
our inquiries for information and records. At this point I wish 
to record my grateful appreciation of the unifonu courtesy and 
consideration which I have received from the many whom I visited 
j)ersonally, and for the promptness and cordial o-ood-will expressed 
bv those with whom 1 have corresponded in furtherance of this 
work. I hope each will find sufficient reward in the matter this 
book contains. 

In reviewing- the labors of our ancestors, I wonder how many 
of our generation realize the grandeur o( the work they performed.' 
Do they appreciate that this is not only the largest republic on 
earth at this time, but has the grandest contiguous territory, has 
the largest homogeneous single language population of any govern- 
ment, of any kind, that has ever existed upon the face of the earth? 
Do they realize that the privileges, the freedom of action, their 
doing what thy please or going where they ])lease, without thought 
of restraint, is something unknown in any other country? 

Do they realize the difference between tra\el here and in 
Europe? Here a traveler may take a train from any place at any 
time and travel a thousand miles in twenty-four hours. In Europe, 
he must spend from three days to three weeks in securing permits, 
])assports, official signatures, and often the cost in fees in the course 
of this preparation is greater than the entire fare in America. The 
journey begun, the tra\-eler consumes li\e times the number of 
hours in travel that the same journe_\- would require here, and he is 
stopped at the border of every little nation, delated, and circum- 
scribed in every possil^le way. 

\\'hen the little independent nations of this countr}- laid aside 
their personal amljitions and joined in the L'nited vStates of Amer- 
ica, they not only assured their own security, but organized a na- 
tion dift'erent in spirit and system from anvthing else in the wrirld. 
The crisis came in the war of secession. Had the L'nion l)een 
allowed to begin disintegration, doubtless both North and South 


America would have been today organized on the petty state plan 
of the old world, and both continents would have been subject to 
mandates by tyrants of Europe. 

I would warn our people to be on watch to preserve our in- 
heritance. In all innocence of trouble we are letting professional 
agitators insidiously undermine our stability. Class hatred and 
class privilege taught by unbalanced faddists, parlor bolshevists and 
such, will do the work to destroy the grand civilization of our 
time unless the principles our fathers established are maintained. 
Europe is fast starting downward to the dark ages. America, to- 
tally and distinctly different in go\'ernment, in thought, in educa- 
tion, and ambition, while now lulled in happy satisfaction, must 
awake to her peril or she, too. will take the downward course. Let 
every descendant of the Marshalls and the Mayflower heroes hold 
fast that which has proved to be good and true, and firmly oppose 
any innovations in our government or entangling alliances, or dip- 
ping into the cesspool of European politics, is my solemn injunc- 





The first Marshall of (^ur family of whom we find any record 
was born in eastern Pennsylvania alxjut 1740, as it is supposed, in 
or near Chester Count}', lie is said to ha\e been a Quaker, and 
either he, or his forebears, likely were William Penn colonists. 

As the record states that his son was born in Chester County 
we mav assume that county to be the orii^inal location of the Mar- 
shalls. Further information is that he moved to b'redcrick County, 
Maryland, after the revolutionary war. There were at least two 
sons in his family, and doubtless more. For lack of time and o])])or- 
tunity I ha\"e made no investigations of old records at these twi) 
points. If I should not l^e permitted to do so, I hope some future 
member will amplify this early record. 

Of his business or occu])ation we ha\e no recc^rd. I have the 
statement of one of my uncles, and my father, when they were very 
old men, that it had always been understood their forefathers were 
farmers; as they well remembered their grandfather, son of John 
Marshall, it may be, with safety, so considered. 

Relig'ious affiliation, character and type of manhood are sub- 
jects of especial interest in reviewing the life of an individual or 
family. Therefore they shall receive attention throughout this 
work. We are informed that John Marshall was a Quaker. Of 
him personally' that is all we know. ]\Iay we not be correct in as- 
suming' that he had the Quaker traits of character?* .'^ome of us 
remember these traits, observed while li\'ing' in a Quaker C()n-imu- 
nity, long' years ag'o, and we know that many Quaker character- 
istics in a subtle manner, appeared in a few of the descendants of 
John Marshall. Also, may not the Quaker attitude explain no rec- 
ord of the Marshalls in the Revolution or other earl\' wars? 

In reading" of the blue laws which were in the statutes of the 
colonies, we find that a Quaker was not considered n fit person to 
live. In some colonies if one was discovered, the law i)rovided he 
should lea\'e the colonoy v.-ithin twenty-four hours rir suffer death. 
This law was enacted by men profes>ing to be Christians. To the 
writer's mind it is analogcjus to the Christian times of the Spanish 


Inquisition. What kind of an outlaw was our Quaker ancestor 
that supposed Christians would have put him to death had they 
known his faith? What do some of our present Christians think 
at this time of their brothers of that time? If that was God's truth 
two hundred years ago, why isn't it truth today? Ignorance, you 

If the ecclesiastics of today were given unlimited power for a 
few years, who could answer for their use of it? Ignorance, super- 
stition, intolerance, injustice, have not departed from the earth. 
The quiet, non-resisting, moral and patient Quaker was murdered 
in the name of Christianity ! 

History, indeed, helps to throw light upon some of the insan- 
ities of 1921 ! 

Well, Grandpa, some of us, your descendants, find ourselves in 
a rather embarrassing position. W^e cannot think evil of you, and 
when we come to write of our other grandpas who held it their 
bounden duty to physicall}^ chastise you as a heretic, and con- 
sidered you not only as an abomination before the Lord but unfit 
to live, how can we praise them without oft'ending you? They 
were Presbyterians. It might relieve our dilemma somewhat if 
we were sure they were United Presbyterians. That would give 
some excuse. If perchance some of them did fulfill the law they 
made, and are held in the neutral place called Purgatory, to satisfy 
you we will let them remain a few hundred years longer before 
we pay for a High jNIass to secure their release ; and, our Quaker 
Grandpa, we cannot help but speculate as to the reception accorded 
you, of the meek and modest faith, when received in the other 
world, as compared to our other ancestors of such confident de- 
meanor. It draws a chuckle, if we imagine that reception to corre- 
spond with Mark Twain's "Bar Keep and Talmage." There is this 
to be said in your favor, by us who would do honor to both branches 
of our ancestors, that history shows the complete reversal of their 
attitude, and yours remains the same. The world pities their nar- 
row views and shortcomings, while no apology has ever been neces- 
sary for the followers of your faith. 

We find this first Marshall, like his descendants, going west- 
ward. To those of the agricultural country of Ohio, Indiana and 
the West, it needs no drawing on the imagination to find a motive 
actuating John, first, and \\'illiam, second, to move. In the clay 
hills of that part of Pennsylvania and ■Maryland, from which tliey 
came, there is ample reason open to the eye of anyone passing 
through the country, even in the 3'ear of grace 1921. Plant some 


of our prairie farmers over there today, and, like the old fellows of 
revolutionary days, they would take the chance of scalping and 
the tomahawk rather than climb the hills. 

While the lips that would know are all sealed, and I have no 
means of proving" it, I am of the opinion that John Marshall had 
several sons, and likely brothers also, and that they have descend- 
ants all over the land. I was much interested in that idea until I 
had progressed part way into the record of William, his son. When 
I get what is necessary for that record it w^ill be ample satisfaction 
for my curiosity. We shall always, however, be interested in know- 
ing more of John Marshall's ancestors. 





Well, Great-Grandsire ^^'illiam, it was a long way by foot 
power from Chester County, Pennsylvania, near Delaware I'ay, 
to the plat back in the timber, close to the hillside near Cairo, 
Louisa County, Iowa, where you found a resting place forever. On 
August 7, 1770. }'ou were born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, 
and passed away near Cairo, Iowa, on ]\Iarch 20, 1861. You used 
nearlv ninet\'-one years in that journey. For about fifteen years 
vou were growing from a child, in what is now the old State of 
Pennsylvania. From the scenes of your youth, which you never 
forgot in nearly a century, you turned your face to the endless West. 

The first stage of the journey, taken in the compan}^ of your 
father. John Marshall AI, and an older brother, and. we suspect. 
several others, ended in Frederick County, Maryland, near the 
Potomac River. At the time of your arrival in Maryland, history 
had been made for the locality. The revolutionary war was over, 
but the result of the war was visible on every hand. Your youth 
prevented you from participation in that conflict. From the patriot- 
ism of your descendants we may fondly imagine your desire, with 
your youthful vigor, to do a soldier's share, and your being pre- 
vented by age and parental control. What eft'ect the Quaker faith 
of your father had. both upon himself and his sons in connection 
with that war. we of this day have no knowledge. We can, how- 
ever, make deductions of that religious force, in other ways. In 
reading the history of other families in that section of the country 
during the last half of the eighteenth century, we invariably find 
them in conflict with the Indians, and some of them either killed or 
taken prisoner. Nothing of this kind appears in the history of tra- 
ditions of your family. We think it safe to assume the Quaker 
attitude responsible for both conditions. 

Your young manhood was undoul:)tedly passed in the environ- 
ment of the Potomac. 

Next we hear of }'our marriage to Elizabeth Cole on Decem- 
ber 2[K 17'>2. in bVederick County. Virginia. That was another 
stage in your journey westward, although only some twenty or 


tliirtv miles. Whether you had chaiii^ed }oiir residence from 
Mar\land to Virginia before marriage, or whether you had many 
times crossed the river in a canoe to go a-courting. we are unin- 
formed. After marriage, however, we find you Hving in Fred- 
erick County, Virginia, and rearing a large family there ; in fact, 
all but one of your children was born there, ilere you resided 
until 1815, or twenty-three years. The Indians, civilization and 
settlements were moving westward, and it seems ycni were follow- 
ing the trail, for your next stage was a longer one, reaching to 
Greene County, Ohio. There you settled again, with a large fam- 
ily of young folks. You were not the first Marshall, how^ever, in 
Cireene Count}'. The county was organized in 1801, and a Marshall 
was one of the organizers of the county. That is not all. In going 
over the records in the Court House at Xenia. covering the j)eriod 
from 1801 on. T found many more Marshalls that were not of our 
immediate family than of those that were. All of them carried the 
typical Marshall names — John, Robert, Jesse, Daniel, William, 
James and so on, which conxinced me, my dear great-grandfather, 
that you followed others of your family when you came to Creene 
County. Whether they were uncles or brothers we know not, but 
they surely were relati\'es. 

We hax'e no information of any impress you made by living 
some forty-fi\e }'ears in P^ennsyh-ania, Maryland and Virginia. We 
are confident, howe\er. that such impress was made. The record 
of Greene Count}-. ( )hio, for one hundred years would be incom- 
plete, indeed, if from it were eliminated everything of which you 
or yours was the originator. There is at this time, and always has 
been, much to your cre<lit, and, to my knowledge, nothing to your 

In Greene County \\ illiam Marshall jjassed thirty-four years. 
From many sources I learn he was a sturdy character. He and 
his wife, Elizabeth Cole, were very religious. They were Method- 
ists in membership. He had not followed his father as a Quaker, 
although there were in his immediate neighborhood Quaker 
churches, which were there after his time, to my knowledge. A 
grand-daughter more than eight}' years old, with whose family he 
lived in Ohio and in Iowa until his death, and who knew them 
well, is authority for the high Christian character of this pioneer 

Wdien William Marshall and wife arri\'ed in Ohio they had 
eleven children, born in Frederick County, X'irginia. and one later 
born in Ohio. The following is a copy of their record taken from 


his Bible in the possession of one of his granddaughters in Colum- 
bus Junction, Iowa, by the writer. The writing is in the hand of 
Smith Marshall, the youngest boy, and is a beautiful script, as 
perfect as a lithographed copy book. 

William Marshall Bible Record 

John Marshall started for Ills. April 24th. 1838. 

Benjamin Alarshall started for Iowa, Sept. 25th, 1845. 

William and S. S. Alarshall and families started for Iowa. April 

8th, 1849. 
William JMarshall Sr. was born Aug. 7th, 1770. 
Elizabeth Cole was born Feb. 25th, 1774. 
Hannah, daughter of William and Elizabeth Marshall was born 

January 24th, 1793. 
John Marshall was born January 24th, 17*)5. 
Eleanor Marshall was born January 13th. 1797. 
William Marshall was born January 10th, 1799. 

lames Marshall was born . t ^ i -.o^m 

* , IT , ,, 1 Kwms |une 6th, 1801. 

Robert Marshall was born 

Elizabeth Marshall was born December 6th. 1803. Died Sept. 11, 

Freeman Marshall was born May 6th, 1806. 

Benjamin Marshall was born . „ , , , .o^,^ 

^ ' ^^ , ,, , Hwms Sept. 16th, 1809. 

Sarah Marshall was born 

Seth Smith Marshall was born Oct. 27th, 1813. 
Maryann Marshall was born Feb. 4th, 1816. 

These large families in the early days were managed some- 
what after the old Virginia plantation st}de. Each family and each 
plantation, from an economic point, was a closed community. They, 
from necessity, had to provide their needs. Factories in this coun- 
try were practically unknown, so a big family had to supply every- 
thing by their labor. That condition, no doubt, accounts for Wil- 
liam Marshall, Jr., being a cabinet-maker, James being a shoe- 
maker, Robert a blacksmith, and others farmers. I am sure of the 
above trades only, but have no doubt the women's work was like- 
wise ordered into dairying, weaving, sewing, etc., with each mem- 
ber of the family fitting in the right place to completely support 
life. All their children grew up and married in Greene County. 
William Marshall's home place was located a short distance north 
of Selma, just beyond the creek, where the road from Pitchin 
crosses it. 

As the years wcM^e on, the clearin<2^s were made, the stumps 
pulled out, and the sod all Ijroken. The Indians had gone from 
the countr}'. The call of the \\'cst l)eL;an on tlie sons and ended 
with the parents, as May and the fishinj^- rod calls first the boy and 
finally the dad. I^^irst h>eeman, the fifth son, in 1836 started the 
exodus !:)y goinj;' to Indiana. In 1838 jnhn, tlie eldest, moxcd over- 
land to Iowa. 

\n 1843 Benjamin followed John, and then }()U, William, 
started the fourth and last stage of }our long journey. It was on 
August 8, 1849, that }ou and great-grandmother and your youngest 
son. Seth Smith, with his wife, jane \'an Urant Marshall, and their 
family, together with your grandson, Daniel II. Marshall, and his 
wife Nancy, left (ireene County for Cincinnati. There your party 
took a packet line boat dc^wn the Ohio River and up the Mississippi 
to St. Louis, Missouri ; there you changed to another boat and 
steamed up the Mississi])pi to Ikirlington, Iowa; and there you 
were met by your boys. You were even then an old man oi 7\) 
years, great-grandmother was 7.x No. 1 do not believe for a 
moment that that long, hard trij) was undertaken by either of you 
on account of the call of the wild, or to try to better your financial 
condition. It had been years since either of you had seen your 
two older sons, and that mother and father lo\e craved above 
everything on earth the sight, the loving touch, the smiles of your 
sons, who, to you, were still your little children. Your sons and 
daughters in Ohio, all l)ut one. had died or mo^■ed away. Your 
hearts were sore and lonely, and to reach }'Our boys in the far West 
was heaven. Cannot those of us who ha\e sons and daughters, 
absent for years, appreciate that meeting on the l)anks of the rixer 
in the springtime of 1849. 

Of the forty-mile trip, through the then raw country to Cair(\ 
made with a big covered wagon in which the women and children 
rode, while the ten men of the party walked; of the unalloyed joy 
with which the hardships were endured, we ha\e heard from one 
of the part}', whose lips are not }et sealed, d^he last stage was 
o\'er. Idle Indians were still there. You had kept abreast with the 
march of ci\ilization. I-^or that age, }(ju saw much of the country. 

In the month of February, 1921. I left the puldic road about 
one mile northwest of the little detached \-illage of Cairo. Iowa, 
scrambled through the brush, down and u]) the sides of a ra\ine, 
to high ground — to what was sixty years ago, no doubt, a promi- 
nent burying ground. Within a short time I found a rather large 

flat slab of carved marble, broken diagonally across. In well pre- 
served letters it contained this inscription : 
\\^illiam Marshall Sr. 
departed this life 
March 20th. 1861. in the 91st year of his age. 
Elizabeth, wife of 
\\'illiam Marshall, 
Died June 15th. 1852. in the /^th year of her age. 

As I stood over your graves. William and Elizabeth, contem- 
plating and speculating on your long journey from the east to the 
west, and the long span of years you passed on earth, my thought 
was, how fine it would be, sometime, somewhere, without hurry, 
without care, to meet }'ou and hear from your own lips the knowl- 
edge we seek, and can never know on earth. 

Requiescat in pace. 

Revolutionary Soldier for Seven Years 

When we began the writing of this history, the first maternal 
ancestor of whom we had knowledge was Elizabeth Cole, wife of 
AVilliam Marshall, Sr. 

We have endeavored to gather all axailable information accom- 
panied. whencA-er ])ossible, by interesting detail, of the life of this 
couple (our great-grandparents), and their descendants. 

In the course of this research we were delighted to find, both 
bv tradition and by family record, information concerning the 
father and mother of Elizabeth Cole. 

Her father was William Cole. He lived in Frederick County. 
A'irginia. Diligent search has failed to disclose the place of his 
birth, marriage or death. The last public record of him was found 
to be in Frederick County. Virginia, in 1802. 

Official war records in Washington. D. C. and Richmond. Va.. 
given in full near the close of this book, establish for all time the 
fact that he gave his service for seven long years, to help establish 
this free countrv for you and hundreds of millions of others of the 
children of men. 

In the mountain country of Old Virginia this child was reared 
to manhood. Judging by the almost unvarying characteristics of 
his descendants, we can imagine that he was strong, dark, with a 
constitution of iron, and muscles of steel. Courage, he must have 
had, determined, he must have been, and resourcefulness in the 
pioneer lad of spirit, may be as much presupposed as light and air. 


No doubt he helped to pro\'ide food for his father's table with 
his gun, and certainly he helped to protect his father's family, and 
later his own, from the attacks of maraudins;- Indians. 

We may imagine his fellowship and association with his com- 
panion, Daniel Morgan ; his elation at the personal conflicts and ex- 
ploits that history records of Morgan for several years l)efore the 
Declaration of Independence; the call to arms, and Morgan raising a 
regiment; William Cole leaving his wife and child and hurrying to 
"James Carters" and enlisting in one of the companies to go with his 
hero, Col. Daniel Morgan, to fight for independence ; the long rifle he 
carried with its flintlock, and the battles in which he fought for the 
three long years. 

And again, we may picture the young wife and mother, Xellie 
Cole, staying at their cabin home, working in their fields, caring ior 
a few animals, and producing in primitive fashion the foorl necessarv 
for herself and child ; and each day, waiting, waiting, and ])raying 
for her husband's safety and return. 

b^inally sickness overcame the young soldier and he was fur- 
loughed home for two months. As soon as health was restored he 
rejoined his regiment and later went into winter quarters at X'alley 

This was the darkest period of the war. The American forces 
were without money, without shelter, without food, without cloth- 
ing. Victims of indifl^erence and even treachery at home, their dif- 
ficulties were multijdied until hope was almost gone. lUit this 
staunch young patriot hastened to count one with Washington's 
immortal legion. 

His enlistment expired and his wife and child and home 
claimed him. The outlook was dark, freedom was still doubtful. 
Once more he must choose between the needs of home and the 
needs of countr\-. Once more, at Winchester, he enlisted in ( iencral 
Daniel Morgan's Regiment, not for one year, not for three vears, 
but for the war. Once more he was with his old comrades of the 
three difl:'erent regiments in which he had served at difl:'erent times. 
Once more he endured the hardshi])s that history records of those 
long, long years until he was finally discharged in 1783. The last 
shot had been fired, and the Stars and Strij)es were afloat o\er the 
land of the free and the h(ime of the bra\-e. 

He was free now to return to his wife and child from whom 
he had been separated for se\en ^■ears. 

His child was Elizabeth Cole who li\ed to mother the ele\'en 
children of William Marshall, whose dust mingles with that of her 

husband on the hill at Cairo, Iowa. Unless some of her descendants 
show their appreciation of their pioneer ancestors soon, hers will be 
an unmarked grave, just as that of her hero father is unknown today. 

In writing- the pages of this history, describing the lives of the 
descendants of this man, William Cole, we have been happy t(^ 
record again and again the struggle from poverty to wealth, from 
obscurity to influence, from dependence to service. This upward 
climb has not been achieved except through patience, perseverance, 
fortitude and native ability. These qualities are inherited, not ac- 

Think of the strength of purpose it must have required in those 
days of revolutionary struggle to make a record of heroism seven 
years long. 

I have no doubt, the blood of this soldier crossed with the 
Quaker firmness of purpose, gives the Marshall descendants their 


Nellie Freeman Cole, wife of William Cole, was born in Wales 
in 1748. She was married to AVilliam Cole in Frederick County, 
Virginia, sometime before 1774. She came to Greene County, Ohio, 
about the year 1824 to live with her daughter, Elizabeth Cole 
Marshall. Though there is no record of the fact, it is probable that 
she came after the death of her husband, which probably occurred 
about this time. 

She died in 1830. at the home of her daughter and was buried in 
South Charleston, Ohio. 

Freeman is a common name among our people, as will be seen 
on the chart. No doubt the first "Freeman," son of \\^illiam and 
Elizabeth Cole Marshall, was named for his grandmother, Nellie 
Freeman Cole. 

All of the information concerning Nellie Cole and the source 
from which it was obtained is related in following chapters. 


By Harry O. Weaver 

William Marshall, the father of the Marshall brothers, came 
to Louisa County, Iowa, with his son Seth, following the trail 
blazed by his eldest son, John and Benjamin, in the western coun- 
try. He and his wife made their principal home with their youngest 
son, Seth, on a beautiful 160 acres of land, although he visited very 
frequently with his son John as well as Benjamin. 


He is buried in what is known as '"SlauL^htcr Cemetery," one of 
the earliest cemeteries in the county. 

When he came to Iowa he beheld a country sparsely settled. 
The trail of the Fox and Sacs were yet in evidence, lie was 
sheltered in his son John's loi^" house with clapboard roof, warmed 
by the earliest tyjic of a fireplace with sticks and clay chimney. 
This early house was located upon one of the most beautiful tracts 
of land there was in the west. Located beside an cverfiowing' sprini^', 
surrounded by natural .proves of i)lum trees, wild crab trees, and 
g'rape \ines. A portion of the land had been cultivated for several 
years. Soon his other sons took possession of other lands equally 
as beautiful. 

He was a man of the kindest disposition. L'sually wore a broad 
brimmed hat, and was very much the Quaker in his manner and dis- 

He and his wife assisted all of his sons in their improving and 
providing themselves with homes, such as they were in those early 

The very oldest settlers remember him as "Uncle Billy Mar- 
shall." He must have been something" of a reader, as one of his 
great grandsons has in his possession the Autobiograph}- of Ben- 
jamin Franklin with his autograph in it. 

It was said also that he was a man of good conxersation ; kept 
up with the topics of the times, and delighted in his home in the 

L'nfortunatel}', many years before he died, he became abso- 
lutely blind. He did not complain. His good disposition remained 
with him, and he never allowed any one to do anything for him 
that he could do himself. He was courageous, and had a wonderful 



AIII No. 1 

Among the foothills of the north and south branch mountains 
in the northern County of Virginia, one hundred and twenty-eight 
years ago, on the 21st day of June. 1793, was born the first of the 
third generation of the line of John ^Marshall. 

Hannah [Marshall, first child of William Alarshall and Elizabeth 
Cole Marshall, was born in Frederick County, Virginia, on that 

Only last October, I passed within view of those mountains. 
The variated colors of the foliage on the slopes, with every color 
of the rainbow, was a sight most beautiful to behold. 

Wliile it was a new country in those early days, yet the scenes 
of Hannah's youth must have included the same glorious views 
which it has been my privilege to see. 

]\Iy information has been that William Marshall and family 
moved from Virginia to Ohio in about 1815. From the records in 
the Court House at Xenia, I found that Hannah Marshall married 
John Townsley, January 16, 1812. 

It is a subject for speculation, but not susceptible of proof, 
when the family arrived in Ohio. If my grandfather was fourteen 
vears old as reported, when they came, then Hannah preceded the 
others by three or more years. 

She may have come there to other relatives, as I am convinced 
many were there before \A'ilIiam. 

If she did not, then there is an error as to the time William 
arrived with his family in Ohio. 

All of her married life except some four years, at the close of it, 
was passed in Green County, Ohio. 

She was the mother of eight children as will be seen from the 

Reader, of my generation (the fifth), had you ever heard of her? 
I had not, except my father's notes stated, "she had married a 
l^ownsley and always lived in Ohio." 

I had trouble in getting her record ; several letters of inquiry 
failed to disclose who her family was. I had as little information of 



Elizabeth Cole 

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WiLLiAM Cole 

Born about 1745; 
Died after, 1815. 
named abou+mO, 

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Died (8JO, m Ohio. 

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her sister Eleanor, so made a special trip to ( Jhio to inxestij^atc. 

Havino' arrived at Cedar\-ille, the old home locality, 1 was still 
at sea. I searched two cemeteries, hut could not find her g^rave. At 
Xenia, 1 found the marriai^e record. And much to nn- delii^ht, I 
learned from Jennie Townsley (Spahr), that Hannah Marshall was 
her "grandmother. Jennie d\)wnsley had heen m\' |)la_\'matc from my 
earliest recollection until I was seven or eight years old, one of the 
loveliest playmates a hoy e\cr had. 

It was then clear to me wh_\- in my youth in ()hi(i Jim Towns- 
lev's familv and ours were always such close associates. 

In nn' yearly visits to the old home of my father. 1 usually 
called upon some of the TownslcN' family l)ecause 1 had always 
known them, Init had no definite knowledge of our relationship. I 
helieve that to he true also of all my famil}-. 

I ha\e ke]~)t in t(nich with James Townsley's familv all these 
years, and at this late date, am glad indeed to positix-ely know of 
my relationshi]) to those fine women I have alwa}'s admired. 

As I muse of the catching of tadpoles in the little stream near 
their house, of the hornet's nest in a tree in the harn lot, that we 
clubhed ; and how we would run with a hornet after us, there comes 
a longing for the daws of youth, with its pleasure unalloyed. 

Right here I fancy some (^ne repeating the hackeyed i)hrase, 
"one is onl}' as old as one thinks." Just so, but the real "think" is 
exactly the age of the person thinking. Xo one yet has found the 
fountain (^f perpetual youth, neither a way to compel nature to 
walk backwards. To some of us jiractical. hard-headed sinners of 
three score years of ex])erience, much c|uiet amusement is cnio}-ed, 
at obser\ing ])eople trying to conceal their honorable }ears, in 
presenting a "Front" that deceives nobody, not e\"en themselves. 
Year by year, nature ])erforms her w(Trk, and while we mav muse 
of the acti^•ities of 3'outh, and wish their return, our greatest ])leas- 
ures are in the thoughts of the past ; and hapi)y is he who can say 
with me, "1 have no regrets." 

Let me return to Aunt Hannali. As I unfolded tlic reccjrd (»f 
her life, I found her descendants widely separated. While m\' first 
premise was that she had always lived in Ohio, I found that her 
husband had died, and she then made her home with her daughter, 
Julia AA'ade, wife of John Wade, then li\ing in ( ireen Cmmt}', Oliio. 

In 1861, John W^ade and family moved to Ti])pecanoe County, 
Indiana, and settled on the A\'ea Plains. Aunt Hannah came with 

After one or two 3-ears they mo\"ed to l^enton County, and then 


to Pine Village. ^Varren County, where Hannah Alarshall Townsley 
died on July 5, 1866 or 1867. 

She was buried in the Carbondale Cemetery. I visited this 
cemetery but could not locate her grave. Vandals have broken and 
actually removed parts of head stones, hers among others. 

From her granddaughter, Mrs. Olive Wade Fenton, and others, 
I learned of her personality. 

She was a large woman, of strong character ; she was quite re- 
ligious ; for some time before her death she was crippled, having 
broken her hip by a fall. 

Some of our ultra-fashionable ladies of today smoke cigarettes, 
and doubtless think they are pioneering. They are not. Aunt Han- 
nah and most others of her day, smoked a pipe. Many times she 
would hunt and hunt for her pipe, and finally find it in — her mouth. 

From those who remember her, I gather that she was well 
worthy the lasting remembrance of her descendants. 

AIV No. 1 

James Townsley, my Uncle Daniel H. Marshall, my grand- 
mother and my father with their families, all lived within a radius 
of a quarter of a mile, from my earliest remembrance until I was 
some seven or eight years of age. We were all daily associates. 

All the men and boys in those days had nicknames. James Towns- 
ley was called "Britches," father was called "Somp," and I was called 

Not only in childhood, but always in after years, vmtil his death 
in 1907, Jim Townsley treated me with fine consideration, and to me 
he seemed as dear as my uncles. 

He was a man of force, a strong character; he was blunt and 
short of speech, but withal pleasant. He had much dry wit for enter- 
tainment, and a successful man. 

James Townsley married Clarisa Harper, daughter of Elijah 
Harper and sister to Nancy Marshall (Daniel's wife), who died about 

A few^ years later he married Hester Barber. All of his children 
were by his first wife. 

He lived on his farm about three and one-half miles east of Cedar- 
ville most of his life. In his later years he retired and lived in Cedar- 
ville, where he died on August 18, 1907. 



AV No. 1 

John Townsley was the oldest son of James. He was a typical 
farmer. He always lived on his farm adjoining that of his father. He 
was a man of pleasant address. I had not seen him for several years 
when I saw him in 1*)15. T was surprised to see his black hair and 
mustache had become graw and that he had become of heavy build. 
He was a successful farmer, and the kind of man with whom one en- 
joys long, companionable visits. 

He married Malinda Kershner in 1871. They had four children; 
(see chart). 

John died at the early age of sixty-three years, on September 20, 


AV No. 2 

Elizabeth. James' oldest daughter, married John Owens. I do 
not remember Mr. Owens. 

For a number of years after his death, Lizzie lived in Cedarville, 
where I met her many times. She was a large, fine looking woman 
of very strong character. 

She had two children. Lulu M. Owens (deceased) and Minnie 
Owens. Elizabeth died August 25, 1913. 

Minnie Owens was a mighty nice looking girl. When a young 
woman, she lived with her mother in Cedarville, and taught school 
for ten years. 

She was married to Ira C. Davis in 1900. They have two very 
interesting children. Mary Eloisc. and John Alfred Davis. I said 
Minnie was a nice looking girl. Twenty years later, she is a finely 
developed, splendid looking woman, of much intellectual force. She 
is ambitious ; she longs to take wings and fly to "higher things." I 
hope in some manner, some day, she may, to her full satisfaction. 


AV No. 3 

Delila Townsley was si.x years older than I. and was one of the 
big girls, in our early associations. 

She was different from her sisters ; she had dark hair and eyes, 
and was a beautiful girl. She also had an "air" and carried it with 
her to later years. 


She was married in 1875 to Jacob Spahr. They have always been 
well to do, and have lived on one of the best farms in that country, 
about half way between Cedarville and Jamestown. 

Two children were born to them, Frank Mason Spahr, now de- 
ceased, and James Leroy Spahr. 

Delila's mannerisms, methods of living, and appearance in later 
years, remind me of the same class of people I have observed in 
southern Kentucky and in Tennessee. 


AV No. 4 

Emma is the same age my brother George would have been if 
living. In every way she is a Townsley ; she is large, finely propor- 
tioned, of splendid appearance, and affable disposition. A womanly 
character, of sympathy and affection for her family and friends. She 
has proved her interest in her relatives by going to much trouble to 
get the facts about her own branch of the family, for this publication. 

My memory of her, from }'outh, until the present, has always been 
one of pleasure. 

She was married in 1875, to Newton Harper, of Xenia. She lived 
in Xenia for some years, then moved to Dayton, Ohio, where she now 

She has two children, Eva Harper (Ensley), of Dayton, and 
James Harper, not yet married, who makes his home with his mother. 

I have not met her daughter since she was a child, but James has 
something about him to attract, and make one feel, here is a man with 
a great big heart. Jimmie, I wish you well. 


AV No. 5 

"The Rose of Sharon." 

Jennie Townsley was the youngest of James Townley's daughters, 
near my own age, and my playmate in youth. 

She was fair complexioned, light hair, smooth features, a beautiful 
girl. With the added years came a natural development of physical 
charms, together with intellectual qualities, happy disposition, and 
pleasant surroundings, that produced a lovely woman. 

In 1880 she married Osmon A. Spahr, of Xenia, Ohio, and has 
resided there since. 

They have one son, Fred Leon Spahr. 


Her home in Xenia is a fine example of the finest type of urhan 
homes, fully refleclint]^ the refinement and the character of its oc- 
cupant. From the time one steps inside her door, until he leaves, 
he is made to feel an afi^ection for this tastefully, neatly dressed 
woman, with kindly manners, all in harmony with her surroundings. 
Sell always has a wonderful fiower garden, and her lawn is filled with 
shrubbery from every clime, and she speaks of them by their botan- 
ical names. She has the only Rose of Sharon 1^-ee I have ever seen, 
and it suggests a fitting name for her. 

Among her flowers, and their artistic settings, she seems a 
happy, satisfied, American woman, in an ideal home. 

My hair has gone white, but never in memory has there been 
aught but pleasant thoughts, when the subject was Jennie. 


AV No. 6 

Robert, son of James, was born ou the old home place, June 4, 

He married Effie McMillan, and has one son Fred Townsley. 
He was just a small child when we moved from the old home neigh- 
borhood. I have met him a few times, but from the fact of his 
indifiference, I have never been acquainted with him, and have nothing 
to record. 


AV No. 7 

Frank is the youngest of James Townsley's family. He was 
born May 4, 1867. 

His mother died either that year, or the next. I can well remem- 
ber being told of her death, while we lived in Clark County. 

In all my visits to ()hio, I have never met Frank more than 
two or three times, and know but little of him. He li\es on the old 
home farm. 

In 1888 he was married to Effie Fields. I do not remember 
meeting her. They have four children. (See chart.) 

It is said of Frank that he is a very successful business man, 
owning several hundred acres of fine farms, near Cedarville. As a 
financial success, he may be a fit subject for an extended sketch in 
this book. 

However, it recjuires other \-irtues in addition to that, to seriously 
attract my attention. 


AIV No. 2 

William, son of Hannah Marshall Townsley, died in Sidney, Ohio. 
He was married twice. By the first wife there were two daughters. 
One, Hannah Townsley, died without issue. The other, Mary Jane 
Townsley, married Dee Walker. 

She has a son now living, who is a minister of the United 
Brethren Church. 

By William's second wife, he had two daughters. Mrs. Caroline 
Russell, and Lulu Townsley, now married, and both live in Sidney, 


AIV No. 3 

George Townsley, now deceased, married a Miss Baldwin, at 
Selma, Ohio. Her brother lived at Oxford, Indiana, whose son is 
Thomas Baldwin, now living at Oxford. 

George Townsley moved to Kansas. Three children survive, one 
of whom is George Townsley, of Cherokee, Kansas. 


AIV No. 4. 

Smith Townsley died in youth, from an accident, in being thrown 
from a horse. 


AIV No. 5 

Robert Townsley, son of Hannah, was the first Marshall I have 
found to enter the war for his countr}'. 

Whether he was married in Ohio or Indiana. I have not been 
able to learn. He was brought from the front, wounded, to his home, 
about a mile from Oxford, Indiana. 

The old home was pointed out to me a few days ago, by William 
Wade, who saw him there, with a large hole clear through his leg, 
while Dr. Sleeper, father of Joe Sleeper, now of Oxford, was swiping 
it out with a silk handkerchief wrapped about a stick. His wound 
healed and in a few months he went back to his regiment and stayed 
until the close of the war. 

Sometime after the close of the war. he with his family, went 
further west, and I have not succeeded in locating him. 



Aiv No. 6 15,19,135 

She married a man by the name of Fox. I have no further 


AIV No. 7. 

JuHa, the daughter of Hannah Marshall Townsley, was born in 
Ohio, September 1, 1828. 

She died in Pine Village at the age of forty-three, in 1871. .\t 
the time of her death, my father and Uncle William, both lived 
within about ten miles of Pine Village. She was their first cousin. 
Their aunt had died at the same place, only four years before. I 
do not believe they knew Julia lived at Pine Village. 

I am sure none of us children ever heard of a relative so close 
as first cousin to father, living at that place. In fact, I never knew 
it, until within the present month. 

( Since writing the above. I have learned that L'ncle William at- 
tended his Aunt Hannah's funeral, so they were known to be there 
by the older people. ) 

Julia Townsley married John Wade, in Ohio. They lived in 
Ohio until 1861 or 1862. When they moved to the Wea Plains, in 
Tippecanoe County, Indiana, Julia's mother. Hannah, came with theiu. 
As previously stated, they finally settled at Pine Village. 

Julia Wade had seven children. Six of them are still living. 
Isaac Wade was the oldest of her family. I knew Isaac Wade for 
forty years. He was living in the city of La Fayette when we came 
to the State in 1871. 

Somehow, I had understood that he was related by marriage 
to our Uncle William's wife. Aunt Lucy. When I put the question 
to Edgar Marshall, nine years older than myself, nine years longer 
in the State than myself, and who also had known Isaac Wade most 
of his life, he stated that he thought that Isaac Wade was distantly 
connected by marriage to his mother. 

So that the discovery I made, a month ago. that Isaac Wade was 
just as much Marshall as we are. was a great surprise to us. 

Isaac Wade was a well educated man. He first married Clara 
Benjamin, a finely educated woman of Lafayette. He was Principal, 
and she a teacher in the Linwoofl School for many years, before 
Linwood was annexed to the city of LaFayette. His first wife died 
many years ago. 

Later, he married Frances E. Royal. He had two children by 
his first wife, and two by his second. (See chart.) 

Isaac Wade for forty years devoted his full time to the Tem- 
perance Cause. He made speeches, and delivered lectures, all over 
a wide territory. He with others, like himself, pioneering in the cause 
of temperance, were primarily the force that resulted in the Eighteenth 

He died some five years ago, without living to see the culmination 
of his efforts. 

He was a pleasant, even tempered, afl:'able gentleman. While 
our relations were pleasant all those years, I did not take the personal 
interest in his welfare that I should have done, had I knovv'n his 
blood contained the same amount of Marshall that mine does. It 
is very clear to me now, why upon every occasion when I met Jim 
Townsley, the first question he would always ask, was "How is Ike 
Wade?" The explanation is Isaac W^ade was his nephew. 

Isaac Wade was a soldier in the Civil War. He belonged to 
the G. A. R. and always took part in their activities. He was justly 
proud of his services to his country and so am I for him. 

Only a few days ago I had the privilege of meeting, for the first 
time, his sister, Mrs. Olive Wade Fenton, of Pine Village. She is 
a very high minded and intelligent Christian woman, wholly wrapped 
up in a motherly interest in her family. 

Her son, a Professor of Music, from boyhood, had passed away, 
in January of this year, leaving an aching void in her heart. 

She is an attractive woman, with a sympathetic nature. 

The other ^^'ade children, with the exception of W'illiam, who 
resides at Pine X'illage, are located at Danbury, Nebraska. The chart 
will disclose most of the names of this famil}-. No doubt, some are 
omitted, but they were beyond my reach. 

In closing this chapter of the record of Hannah Marshall, I 
must say, I am satisfied. At first. I did not think it possible to give 
more than the fact that she was William Marshall's oldest daughter. 
It has recjuired time and expense. However, the information given 
to other members of the family provides me with a full reward. 




AIII No. 2 
By H. O. Weaver, Wapello, Iowa 

John Marshall, Born in Virginia. June 24, 17')5; died in Marshall 
Township, Louisa County, Iowa, September 17, 1880. 

He came to Greene County, Ohio, and married Nancy Hays, 
the quaint ceremony being performed by the Rev. James B. Finley, 
one of the early Methodist itinerant ministers of the frontier. Nancy 
Hays, with two other sisters, a father and mother, were early pioneer 
settlers on the Little Miami River of Greene County. 

Nancy Hays was born November 28. 1799_, and died September 
1, 1885. 

John Marshall left Greene County, Ohio, in 1838, and with his 
family, came as far west as Princeton, Illinois. The same year he 
came to Louisa County, — one year after the Keokuk Reservation was 
opened for settlers. He selected and purchased a tract of land from 
one \\'illiam Rogers. He returned to his family in Illinois, farmed 
during the summer season of 1838, and in the spring of 1839 he 
settled on the land so purcliased, which remained his homestead 
until his death. Pie was one of the very earliest settlers in the Keokuk 
Reservation. Eight }ears before Iowa became a state he owned a 
section of land on which he made his home. One-third of it was 
beautiful prairie land ; the remaining part was heavy timber. 

He was a man of about five feet, eight inches in height ; active ; 
energetic ; industrious ; a man of very kind disposition. His home 
became the stopping place for early travelers on the main roads that 
led from Burlington, Iowa, the early point of settlement to Iowa City, 
then the capital of the Territory. Plis was the home of the needy, 
and he never refused a meritorious request for help. He reared as 
many children from other families as he did of his own. He was 
known throughout the country as "Uncle John." 

Pie improved his prairie lands, and early maintained the first 
mills in the county. 

He had a great interest in his children and in his grandchildren, 
and was loved by all of them. 


His home was located before Louisa County was properly organ- 
ized and the township where he located was named Marshall Town- 
ship because of the Marshall settlement. He had a great interest 
in live stock and was always surrounded by good horses, cattle and 
hogs. Before the railroads had entered Iowa he shipped horses, using 
the Mississippi River as a means of transportation, both to St. Paul 
and to St. Louis. 

On one corner of his farm his eldest son, James H. Marshall, 
laid out and platted the village of Cairo. 

His was a homelike place. He cultivated two large orchards. 
He loved the soil, the grasses and trees that it produced. He was 
naturallv inclind to the life of a farmer and jjioneer. His cribs and 
bins were always filled in the fall, as well as his smoke-house. He 
always laid up an abundant supply of meat, and always had a store 
of food at his home. He had great faith in humanity and trusted 
his friends without note or bond. He never was so happy as when 
seated by his old fireplace with an old fashioned pipe, visiting with 
his children or old friends. His cellar was always filled with vege- 
tables, apples, and cider barrels, and as was usual in those days, he 
always had a demijohn of whiskey but never used it to excess. He 
was of a mild, gentle nature. Everybody liked to visit his home, and 
everybody loved him. 

Li politics, he was a Democrat. He never affiliated with any 
church. He was patriotic and loved the progress of State attairs, — 
a striking example of the early pioneer who made the Great West. 

For many vears John Marshall and family lived in the log house 
with puncheon floor and clapboard roof — in fact, until his children 
reached man and womanhood. Continuing with the progress and 
development, the old log house was replaced on the very spot with a 
new structure, a two-story, ten room house. One of these rooms acted 
as Postoffice for the neighborhood, as he was one of the first Post- 
masters in the Countw His house became headquarters for the com- 
munity. The earl\- ])reacliers made it headquarters and expounded 
their faith and at times conxerted this house into a place of worship. 
Nancy Marshall and her daughters were devout Methodists, and al- 
though Uncle John, as before stated, never joined any church, he was 
one of them and dearly loved by all who were sheltered by his roof. 

This house was built with lumber cut from his own land and by 
his own saw mill which stood for many years in sight of the house. 
It was sawed from the choicest of black walnut. Frame, siding, doors, 
windows, wainscoting, the book cases, and a sort of a cupboard which 
were built on each side of the fireplace, were all made by hand and 


from this wood. Tables and chairs, — in fact, all their furniture 
was made from the nati\-e wo(k1 by a neiji;hb()ring- carpenter by the 
name of Frank Griswold from Connecticut, who witii his family 
settled near the Marshalls. (h'iswold was an accomplished workman 
and was two years buildiu"- this house. 

Two immense barns were built about the same time. They too, 
were built largely of walnut. ( )ne of these was used for working 
horses and granaries. It was provided with a driveway, and above 
could be seen hanging long green tobacco for his own use. In this 
barn was also the cider press. In the fall the writer has seen here 
the store room hlled with cider barrels. He had cultivated two large 
orchards of the choicest fruit. The orchards were protected by fences 
of willows on the north and west. This peculiar willow he had brought 
from ( )hio as a small bundle of s])routs. b^very four or h\'e years 
these fences were cut and ])lace(l in shelter as kindling wood for the 
old tire-place. This carefully pre])ared wood was always in place 
when he retired. 

The worksho]) and smokehouse cotubined, stood east of the main 
house. This was surrounded by bearing fruit trees and underneath 
their branches were beehives carefully guarded from the winter wind. 
Beside these stood the old shaving horse and cooperage tools ; home- 
made barrels, with staves from oak and hoops from native hickory. 
His brother Benjamin being a coojjer, did much repair work on the 
storage barrels and kegs which awaited the fall harvest. This little 
house had cured tons of meat. Idie hangers were securely fastened 
to the frame, and out of season one would find the carefully prepared 
seasoned gambrels which gave nmch evidence of their age and usage. 

He was a careful, ])ainstaking man ; a diligent and s\stematic 
farmer of the old type. Unselfish himself, he was free to overlook faults 
in others. He never oxerlooked the feelings of others, as the following 
incident will illustrate. The writer wdiile a small boy of eight years 
journeyed with his father and grandfather to the county seat for 
the purpose of paying taxes. When we reached our destination, grand- 
father led us into a restaurant and when seated, in came a waiter 
and placed at each of our plates a large schooner of beer. (Jrand- 
father viewed my surprise and then said, "My boy, taste it if vou 
like, but don't drink it unless you want it." ( )ne sip was all 1 Avanted, 
and it was many years before I forgot its insipid taste. Rut his 
thoughtfulness made an impression on me and gave me a lasting 
remembrance of his unselfishness. 

Bluebirds, martins and wrens found a home in his door \ard in 
carefully prepared houses, and the feeding of quail and prairie chickens 


was as much of a duty in severe winters as the caring for the domestic 

John Marshall's fields were cultivated with much skill and hus- 
bandry. The seeds were planted and the harvests cared for in his 
usual painstaking manner, and the lands that fell to his lot were made 
more productive for the next generation. 

He and his wife lived to celebrate their sixtieth anniversary of 

(In February, 1921, I visited all about Cairo. There were only 
parts of the foundations of John Marshall's homestead remaining. 
The town of Cairo, laid out by James H. Marshall, had the appearance 
of an old. old, town, no doubt, because when the railroads came they 
left the town to one side and other places sprung up to attract the 
settlers. * =i: ^f: * 

^ -T^ -T- -T* 

At this time there are many of the Marshall descendants of John 
and the others li\ing about old Cairo. To them and those vrho have 
moved awav, no doubt it is home, just as Montmorenci is home for 
me. although I liave been away from there for thirty-five years. The 
balance of this chapter on John Marshall's family is furnished by 
Mrs. Henrietta Salmon (nee Weaver) granddaughter of John Mar- 
shall and Nancy Hays. (The Author.) 


AIV No. 8. 
By Henrietta Salmon 

Emily Mar-liall was the eldest daughter of John and Nancy Hays 
Marshall, born in Greene County, Ohio, on February 22, 1818. She 
married Joh.n Sellers in C)hio. 

Soon after her father went to Iowa, they followed. She and her 
husband purchased a farm near the old Marshall homestead and lived 
there the greater part of their lives, rearing a large family. 

When the Ci\il Wur was declared. Emily's husband, John Sellers 
and two sons, Newton and Chauncey, left their pleasant surroundings 
and went to war for their country. 

The business of the farm was carried on in their absence. None 
ever heard a word of regret from the wife and mother that she had 
to give up a ])art of her household for the benefit of her country. 

They lived to return after a few years, but during all that time 
the picture of the struggles in that conflict were ever present in her 


Emily and John Sellers were the parents of nine children as fol- 
lows : 


AV No. 24 

Nancy, eldest daughter of luiiily and John Sellers, married Axom 
Lamb. Their home is in Clarion, Iowa. The\' had one daughter Lena 
Lamb, AVI No. 38. Axom Lamb serverl in the Civil War. lie died 
in October 1921. and is buried at Clarion, Iowa. 


AV No. 25 

Irene was the second daughter of Emily Marshall and John Sel- 

Slie married Stephen McKinley, Home. Morning Sun, Iowa. 

They have two children as follows : Albert McKinle}', .WT No. 39, 
who married Nellie Butler, and Emma McKinle\' AVI No. 40 who 
married A\'ill Thompson. To them Vv'ere born six children as follows: 
Martha Thompson AVII No. 14, Hallie Thompson AVII No. 15, 
Bernice Thompson AVII No If), Sarah ddiompson AVII No. 17, 
Stephen Thompson AVII No. 18. and Susan Thompson A\'H No 19. 

AV No. 26 

Newton Sellers was the third chdld of Emil}- Marshall and John 
Sellers. He married Alargaret Skinner. Their home is in Redfield, 

They had two children — Morris Sellers AVI No 4, and Mary 
Sellers AVI No. 42. 

Newton Sellers was a soldier in the Ci^■il War 


AV No. 27 

William Sellers was the fourth child of Emily Marshall and John 
Sellers. He married Nancy Brown. Home. Cairo, Iowa. 

They have one child Elsie Sellers A\T No. 43, who married 
Henry Wagg. They are the parents of eight children whose names 
we failed to obtain. 



AV No. 28 

Chauncey Sellers was the fifth child of Emily Marshall and John 
Sellers. He married Mary Carson. Home, Redfield, Iowa. He was 
a soldier in the Civil War. They have five children as follows : Homer 
Sellers AVI No. 44, Lee Sellers AVI No. 45, Minnie Sellers AVI No. 
46, Loretta Sellers AVI No. 47 and Earl Sellers AVI No. 48. 

AV No. 29 

Evan Sellers was the sixth child of Emily Marshall and John 
Sellers. He has two children. Blanch Sellers AVI No. 49 and Gladys 
Sellers AVI No. 50. Their home is in Washington, Iowa. 

AV No. 30 

John Sellers was the seventh child of Emily Marshall and John 
Sellers Sr. He married Nellie Gould. Home, Iowa City, Iowa. 

Thev have six children as follows: — Wayne Sellers AVI No. 51, 
Bernice Sellers AVI No. 52, Herbert Sellers AVI No. 53, Glen Sel- 
lers AVI No. 54, Eleanor Sellers AVI No. 55, and Emily Sellers 
AVI No. 56. 

AV No. 31 

Ellen Sellers was the eighth child of Emily Marshall and John 

She married John Carson. Their home is Greenfield, Iowa. They 
were the parents of two children — Aland Carson AVI No. 57, and 
Irene Carson AVI No. 58. 

AV No. 32 

Blanch Sellers, youngest child of Emily and John Sellers, 



AIV No. 12 

James H. Marshall was the fifth child of John Marshall and 
Nancy Havs. (There were three died in infancx). lie was born 
in Ohio. 

He married Nancv Sellers, the daughter of Warren Sellers. He 
commenced life as a farmer and lived in the neighl)orhood of John 
Marshall his father, until he was past middle age. 

By this marriage he had three children all living within a few 
miles of the old homestead, as follows: — Alvah Marshall AV No. 33, 
who married Eliza McCoy and lun'e one daughter Myrtle iMarshall 
AVI No. 59. Home, Cairo, Iowa; Lloyd Marshall, AV No. 34, wdio 
married Minnie Ireton. home Cairo, Iowa; Laura Marshall AV No. 
35, who married, first. David Brown. From this marriage there were 
four children — Lloyd Brown, A\T No. 60, Leroy Brown, AVI, No. 
61. and Glen Brown AVI No. 62, and Pearl Brown. AVI No. 63. 
Her second marriage was to John S W'yKert, with (jne child, Henry 
WyKert. AVI No. 64. 

James H. Marshall's second wife was Catherine Browder. He 
died in the early eighties at the home of his father, and was buried 
at the Fulton Cemeter)'. 

James H. Marshall was about fwti feet, nine inches tall, and v/as 
one of the most l<)\able of men. He had a natural instinct for 
mechanics and he together with his father, originally constructed one 
of the first corn plows in the state, known as the "Ciopher Plow," 
wdiich he manufactured in great quantities at his father's home in a 
building which he had constructed for that purpose. 

He became familiar with steam engines, saw-mills, and grist 
mills, and his ingenuity added greatl}' in the work of progress and 
development in this count}'. He was a man of very kind disposi- 
tion, was a great friend of the boys ; took an mterest in what they 
were doing, and encouraged their likings and jnirsuits. He laid out 
the village of Cairo. 

He was kind hearted and generous to a fault. 

AI\' No. 13 

Mary (Polly) Elizabeth Marshall was the si.xth child of John 
and Nancy Hays Marshall. She was born April 30, 1829, in Greene 
County. Ohio. Came to Iowa with her parents in 1839 and was mar- 
ried to Erastus Weaver in 1848. 


Erastus Weaver, one spring morning, left his home and his wife 
with four small girls, and enlisted in the service of his country. He 
was absent in the Civil War for nearly four years. The work of car- 
ing for the family on a farm depended upon the energy and stability 
of the mother, and, during all that time there probably never was a 
week but what this family expected a letter from the father, or tidings 
that some ill befell him. 

She endured all the hardships of that time, caring for her family 
as best she could. 

The winter of '63 in Iowa was a severe one, but her father and 
neighbors saw that she did not want for comforts of life, and her 
strong will was always in evidence during all those years of worry 
and trouble. 

Emily, Mary (or Polly, as she was called) and Eleanor, were 
all women of high character; industrious, and always showed a deep 
loyalty to their parents. In many ways their natures were the same. 
They lived to make a pleasant and comfortable home for their fam- 
ilies and their homes were homes for their neighbors and their chil- 
dren. They came to the west banks of the Mississippi River when they 
were mere children. They learned to love the beauties of the prairies 
of the West and were soon schooled into the ways of the making of 
a State which fixed a sturdiness in their character that ever remained 
with them. In their older age they delighted to tell the stories of 
the early hardships of pioneer life but it had a sweetness for them. 
They became schooled in the ways of what would appear as hardships 
today, but all of their discouragements were forgotten by their in- 
terest in their families. When they first started in life, they began 
in small houses, a few cramped rooms, where they reared their chil- 
dren, yet they were always happy. They lived for the love of their 
families and the advancement which they could make in the world. 
They strove that their children should be better provided for with 
education and happiness than they had been, and were willing to sac- 
rifice their own enjoyment to that end. 

Their habits were much the same. They made their weekly visits 
with one another. The distress of sickness of one family was the 
distress of all. Their homes were similarly arranged. Instinctively, 
they always had near their homes a beautiful garden which contained 
all kinds of vegetables and fruits. Along the vine covered fence the 
hollyhocks grew, and somewhere in each yard would be found the 
honeysuckle, jessamine, lilac and petunia. If one of these sisters had 
a special flower or shrub it was soon found in the gardens of the 
other sisters, and while their husbands were busy in the fields or at 


their work, their wives were busy rearing their children and educating 
tliem to the beauties of nature and usefuhiess. lliey earnestly watched 
the covered wagons and the great movement of emigration that finally 
settled the West. In their advanced years they delighted in wandering 
about the prairies and would tell of the many things that happened 
in the various localities wdien they were young. They planned for 
the future and delight of their families. 


AV No. 36 

Elizabeth Weaver is the daughter of Mary Marshall and Erastus 
Weaver. She was born near Cairo. low^a. 

She married Reese Sellers. They have three children as follows: 
Frank Sellers AVI No. 65, who married Maud Murray, and they 
have four children, Mary Sellers AVU No. 21, William Sellers AVII 
No. 22. Murray Sellers AVU No. 2i, and Charles Sellers AVII No. 
24, George Sellers A\T No. 66, second son of Elizabeth, married 
Vera Marshall to whom was born Max Sellers AVII No 2^, Leona 
Sellers AVI No. 67, third child of Elizabeth married Arthur New- 
hirter, and they have two children, Elizabeth Newhirter AVII No. 26, 
and Harold Newhirter AVII No. 27. Elizabeth Weaver's home is 
at Cairo, Iowa. 


AV No. Z7 

Emily is the second daughter of Mary E. Marshall and Erastus 
Weaver. She married Dr. Wm. H. Darrow, and their home is Col- 
umbus Junction, Iowa. 

Dr. Darrow was a soldier in the Civil War. He was Assistant 
Surgeon, 5th Iowa Volunteers, with rank of Captain. 

They had one son John Darrow AVI No. 68, who married Effie 
Klatz, to whom were born two children, Helen Darrow AVII No. 28 
and William Darrow AVII No 29. 


AV No. 38 

Lucy the third daughter of Mary E. Marshall and Erastus Weaver, 
married E. S. Briggs. Their home is Wapello, low'a. 

To them were born two children — Weaver Briggs AVI No. 69, of 
Cairo, who married Ethel Marshall, to whom were born Hilton Briggs 


AVII No. 30, Alice Briggs AVII No. 31, Robert Briggs AVII No. 
32, and James Briggs AVII No. 33. 


AVI No. 70 

Captain Charles W. Briggs, second son of Lucy Weaver Briggs, 
graduated from the Iowa State University, class of 1911, from Har- 
vard Law in 1913. Began the practice of law under the firm name of 
Weaver & Briggs, Wapello, Iowa. Was twice elected States Attorney 
of Louisa County. Resigned his office and entered first training camp 
ot Fort Snelling. Promoted to Captain and was assigned to the 352nd 
Regiment, 88th Division. Was one of the training officers at Camp 
Dodge. Left wnth his Division and served in France during the 
World's War. Was mustered out in August, 1919. He entered the 
law firm of Clapp & McCartney, 1408 Merchants National Bank Build- 
ing, St. Paul, Minnesota, his present address. 


AV No. 39. 

' Gara J. Weaver is the fourth child of Mary E. Marshall and 
Erastus Weaver. She was born in Iowa, and married Dr. C. B. Allen. 
Their home is in Chicago. 

They are the parents of three children as follows : Harry D. Allen 
AVI No. 71 who was in the World's War, and served in France with 
a Regiment of Engineers. He was mustered out in June 1919. He 
is manager of the Fidelity Insurance Company of Kansas City, Mis- 
souri. William S. Allen AVI No. 72 who married Gladys Bonner. 
They have one child. Charlotte Virginia Allen, AVII No. 34. Lottie 
Allen, AVI No. 73, who married Miles T. Babb and lives in Chicago. 


AV No. 40. 

(By Mrs. Henrietta Salmon) 
From the early settlement of the Marshall family in lov/a until 
the 80's, it was the saying of Nancy Marshall, John Marshall's wife, 
that she kept all of her children within the sound of her own dinner 
horn, and especially was this true during the stirring times of the 
Civil War. 

Mary Elizabeth Marshall, the second daughter of John and Nancy 
Marshall, when a girl of eighteen years married Erastus Weaver, a 
young man who had settled in Louisa County in 1846, the year Iowa 
became a state. Mr. Weaver was a native of Rhode Island, although 
his boyhood days had been spent in X'ermont. lie enlisted in the 
Civil War in the spring of 18()i, leaving his wife and four small girls 
on a farm wh.ich he owned within one-half mile of the John Marshall 
homestead. During his absence for three and one-half years they 
were cared for by Mrs. Weaver's father and brothers. ( )ne of the 
brothers, Robert, soon joined the same regiment, h'arly in the spring 
of 1865, at the close of the war, Erastus Weaver returned to his home, 
and on April 20, 1866, the subject of this sketch was born, being the 
only boy in a family of nine children. 

The boyhood days of Harry O. Wea\er were spent on the farm 
and at the village school of Cairo near his gradfather's old home. He, 
together with other grandchildren, spent much time at the old home- 
stead, and delighted to hear his grandfather tell the stories of his 
early pioneer life in X'irginia and Ohio. His stories were full of 
interest, and his manner and sturdy character made a great impression 
on the minds of his boys about him. 

John Marshall's death occurred some years before Harry began 
his career as a school teacher and entered the University at Iowa City 
where he took the collegiate and law courses, graduating in the year 
1892-3. But he did not forget the many interesting hours spent with 
his grandfather, as will be shown hereafter. 

He was married October 6. 1896, to Alma A. Neuse. 

He has one child, William ( ). Weaver, AVI No. 74. 

Harry Otis Weaver began the practice of law in Wapello, Iowa, 
when he returned from college, and is at present one of the leaders 
of the bar in southeastern Iowa. He has one of the best equipped 
libraries in the state. 

Being an active and energetic Republican, his friends sent him to 
the Legislature from Louisa County for three successive terms, where 
he was very active in the revision of the code of 1907. He was the 
youngest member of the assembly. 

Lie has for ten vears re])resented his party a^; committeeman from 
the First Congressional District of Iowa, and was elected three times 
State Chairman and manage<l successfully tlie McKinlcy-Shaw cam- 
paigns. He was appointed Internal Revenue Collector for Iowa by 
President Roosevelt and held the position for eleven years, serving two 
years under President Wilson. During the cam|)aign for President in 


1020 he took charge of the state organization for Governor Lowden 
and carried every Congressional District for him. He was made Chair- 
man of the Iowa delegation at Chicago, and was reluctant to see his 
old college friend go down in defeat. 

Mr. ^^'eaver's activities have not been confined to law and politics. 
After twenty years of active practice of his profession, he purchased 
an estate within two miles of Wapello, with a beautiful frontage on 
the Iowa River. He controls and operates this farm, known at "Up- 
I)ermill,"' and he with his cattle partner, John Garden, owns the largest 
herd of pure bred cattle in the state. He says "the instinct for soil 
production and cattle is inherited," and he spends every spare moment 
on this farm, to his delight and satisfaction. 

The successful operation of this breeding establishment is well 
told by a leading article which appeared in the Breeders Gazette of 
Chicago, date of March 3, 1921 : 

"The name of the Iowa farm resulted from the location of a mill 
in the early days which was known for many miles around as 'The 
Upper Mill.' The adjacent land, owned in connection with the mill, 
was the Upper Mill farm. H. O. Weaver, senior member of the firm, 
acquired scA'cral hundred acres of land, including this farm, and it 
was appropriate and natural to continue the name 'Uppermill Farm.' 

Mr. ^\'eaver is an attorney prominent in his profession. He has 
had an active connection with Iowa politics, but first of all he was 
a lawyer. I say first of all; that was his chosen profession, but back 
of that he inherited or acquired in his youth a love for the outdoors, 
for the hills and wooded streams, for grassy slopes and the soil. 
This, perhaps unconsciously on his part, inclined him to invest on a 
rather large scale in Iowa land, and stock the land, which is known 
as Up{)ermill Farm. In making the farm a going enterprise there came 
a question as to the kind of live stock which he should adopt. Pure 
breds were earl}' decided upon, with a preference for shorthorns. 
When Mr. ^\'eaver first became an owner of shorthorns he was not 
a skilled judge of Shorthorn individuality. Few men are skilled judges 
at that stage. Long Ijefore the development of skill as to animal 
form and merit there has been developed the desire to possess better 
representatives of the chosen breed. But Mr. \\'eaver made creditable 
selections. The type \aried, and there was a miscellaneous repre- 
sentation of bloodlines, but the Shorthorns were of the useful kind, 
and served admirably the purpose for which they were selected. Mr. 
Weaver had mucli pride in the start which he made ; not that he felt 
that he had satisfied his ambitions, but these first selections furnished 


the foundation ; a sort of stepping-stone from which he could the more 
easily reach higher levels. 

From my first acquaintance with the Uppermill Farm operations 
I have felt that this was an interesting illustration of the hold that 
farm environment has upon men of all professions, h^or }cars Mr. 
Weaver had given the closest study to law, a knowledge of which is 
not acquired in a day. nor mastered in a decade, lie was an earnest 
student and fond of his profession. He saw great possilulities un- 
folding before him; possibilities that he has never under-rated. He 
built up a large practice. In the Hawkeye State he has become a force 
in his profession but through all these years — years of advancement 
— there has come to him in the law office, in the court, and wherever 
his professional duties called him, the beckoning apjieal of the farm; 
the woodland and the prairie and the kine that feed upon it ; an 
appeal which he might have resisted but did not. Other men in equally 
inviting and as lucrative pursuits have heeded this same call, and turned 
their attention in mature life to the farm, and found greater enjoyment 
and profit than in the enterprises and professions to which they have 
given many of their best years. So that when the acres in Uppermill 
Farm were increased, and pure bred cattle were included as an essen- 
tial farm investment, the combination was given the same thought and 
persistent effort that had been applied to the owner's profession. 

For a number of years the American Shorthorn Breeders' Associ- 
ation has had the benefit of Mr. Weaver's training and judgment as a 
director, and at present he is president of the association. He has 
served as director of the Iowa State Board of Agriculture for a 
number of terms. He has interested himself in the reclamation of 
Iowa lands, aiding in the framing of workable laws for this purpose, 
which have resulted in the ultimate reclamation of approximately 200.- 
000 acres that had previously had little or no value, from a production 

Mr. Weaver has given much time in the last ten years to the 
reclamation of the lands along the Iowa and Mississippi rivers. He 
has acted as attorney for these large drainage districts. con\erting 
low and overflow lands into the richest lands to be found. Idiis is 
accomplished by means of levees and pumping plants, following the 
example of Holland in this respect. 

In addition to his busy life, he has found time to answer "the 
inherent part of his disposition," "the call of the Wild," and to many 
who know him best, this is where he is most interesting. On the banks 
of the Iowa River at Uppermill he has maintained a Hunting Lodge, 

' 49 

and nearby is found splendid quail and duck shooting. When oppor- 
tunity permits, here is where Mr. Weaver is truly at home. He has 
always been a great student of nature and is happy with the companion- 
ship of the native forest and surrounding flora. In this Hunting 
Lodge, or "shack" as he calls it, will be found many interesting things 
of historic value. He has a wonderful knowledge of woodlore and 
Indian history and traditions, as this collection indicates. One of his 
decorations stands out most prominent. On the ceiling of this Lodge 
in front of the large old fashioned fireplace hangs the old "tar bucket" 
which his grandfather brought to Iowa in 1838, tied to the coupling pole 
of the linch-pin wagon, long since forgotten. Here will also be found 
his grandfather's grain sickle with deer horn handle ; also a froe that 
has been in the Marshall family for three-quarters of a century. Many 
other relics and tokens of pioneer days are found here, and Mr. 
Weaver's special delight is in giving their story to friends that they 
might learn something of the character of John Marshall and his good 
wife, Nancy. 

At Mr. Weaver's home in Wapello will be found the old clock that 
stood on his grandfather's mantle for sixty years. He has also 
some very rare old books of Marshall tradition which he has pre- 
served. The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, contains the name 
of William Marshal in 1834. Also a "History of King Philip's War," 
owned by John Marshall and bought of his father, William Marshall, 
in 1837 for sixty-two and one-half cents. 

At the home of Mrs. Lucy Briggs, his sister, will be found a 
beautiful specimen of home spun coverlid, woven by Elizabeth Cole 
Marshall and brought by her from Ohio in 1849. 

Another sister, Mrs. Darrow, is in possession of a small, highly 
decorated sugar bowk for many years used by W^illiam Marshall and 
his wife. 

For many years Mr. Weaver has been one of the prominent 
citizens of the state. His counsels are sought by his many friends, 
whether it be law or friendly advice or employment. His early career 
in politics brought him in close relation with the prominent men of 
Iowa in the past twenty-five years, and perhaps he is acquainted per- 
sonally with as many people in his state as any other resident. 

During the late war lie gave almost his entire time to the work 
of organization. He was chairman of the Red Cross of his county. 
His patriotism called forth his greatest efforts, and it is needless to 
say it was well done. 


For many years he has refused to enter poHtics for himself. He 
is content to hve among his old neighhors and friends, and his law 
books, and to give such time as is possible to his agricultural interests. 

AV No. 41. 

When Henrietta sent me the information of the balance of her 
family, she forgot (?) to say anything of herself, so the author will 
have to supply that deficiency. 

Henrietta Weaver was the youngest child of Mary Elizabeth 
Marshall and Erastus Weaver. She was born in Cairo, Iowa, some time 
in the nineteenth century. I do not have the date. She was married 
in 1893 to G. A. Salmon. Their home was in Columbus Junction, 
Iowa. Mr. Salmon died in 1919. They had no children, so Henrietta 
is left alone. 

In February of 1921 I visited for a couple of hours in Columbus 
Junction. ^Vt that time I was not aware that there was a host of Mar- 
shall descendants living in Columbus Junction. I had the pleasure of 
meeting only two or three of them on that trip. 

After I came home I got in communication with Mrs. Salmon, 
and for the past ten months have enjoyed a most delightful corres- 
pondence with her. She at once became interested in my work and 
has furnished me all the information of her grandfather's family con- 
tained in this chapter, excepting that credited to Harry O. Weaver. 

I have speculated quite a little as to the appearance and character 
of this woman, and I have her pictured as one with unlimited energy. 
My first communication from her stated that she was visiting at her 
brother's home at Wapello when my letter came to his office, asking 
for information of his activities to use in this work ; and that her 
brother was away from home, and she knew him so well, — that he 
would not say anything of himself. Therefore, she had taken it upon 
herself to give me a sketch of his life, and enclosed a sketch of Harry 
O. Weaver, just preceding this subject. 

After reading that sketch, the reader will appreciate the versa- 
tility of Henrietta. 

From the many letters that have passed between us, I gather 
that she is a woman interested in every activity of her community. 
She has a full part in the Chautauqua meetings, and in the Church af- 
fairs ; is a member of the Methodist Church, and takes a great interest 
in picnics, county fairs, and all the social activities of her town and 
neighborhood. She is extremely proud of the success of her brother 


and other relatives in their chosen occupations. She drops everything 
and goes to distant points, as far as Chicago, immediately on hearing of 
sickness of her sisters or their families. She visits the old home place 
in Cairo, and lives her life over again as a young girl, finding great 
enjoyment in the environments of the old home. At Cairo she goes to 
the old Church with her cousins, plays the organ, and sings the old 
songs again, after many, many, years. 

Her sister, Elizabeth, lives in their old home at Cairo. 

The town is an old place off of the railroad, and has not kept up 
with the times like Columbus Junction. However, it is home again 
to her, and the memories of her young days fill her mind with fondest 

Many touching incidents she has written me of her excursions, 
but she has always admonished me that they were not for the book. 
To keep faith with her, I shall not repeat them, but any one of us may 
place our mind on a backward plane, and imagine the scenes of our 

Evidently, since she has been left alone, she is not satisfied to 
remain stationary at one point, but is impelled to keep going. At 
present she is in California with relatives of her husband, where she 
is getting new experiences and finding pleasure in life. 

Visiting the extreme west is a pleasure, Henrietta, but come to 
the east and leisurely survey the route your grandfather took from 
Virginia to Iowa, and you will receive the surprise of your life. 

I am looking forward with pleasure to the time when I can meet 

AIV No. 14. 

John Smith Marshall was the second son of John and Nancy 
Hays Marshall. He was born in Ohio, on December 25, 1831. He 
moved with his father to Louisa County, Iowa, in 1838. 

He married Ruth Smith. They lived on a farm in Marshall 
Township for a number of years. They then moved to Columbus 
Junction, where his family grew up, and while there was a dealer 
in all kinds of stock and produce. 

He was a man of excellent qualities and pleasant disposition. A 
smile was always on his face, no matter what troubles there might be 

Early in the '90's he moved to Colorado with his family, settling 
near Gunnison of that state. Here he pursued the work of farming. 
He died in 1918, at the age of 87 years. 

They were the parents of five children. 



AV No. 42. 

Howard Marshall is the first son of John Smith and Ruth Smith 
Marshall. He married Emma F'ath. 

He has two daughters, Laveta Marshall. AVI No. 1:^, and Ruth 
Marshall, AVI No. 76. Their home is Gunnison, Colorado. 


AV No. 43. 

Jesse Marshall is the second son of John Smith Marshall and Ruth 
Smith. He was born in Iowa. 

He married Louise Smeltzcr. Their home is in I)es Moines, Iowa. 
We have no further information. 


AV No. 44. 

Frank Marshall is the third son of John Smith Marshall and Ruth 
Smith. He was born in Iowa. 

He married Alice Trian. They live at Gunnison, Colorado. They 
were the parents of three children, as follows: Alice Marshall, AVI 
No. 77 \ Dorothy Marshall, A\T No. 78 and Donald Marshall, AVI 
No. 79. 


AV No. 45. 

Minnie Marshall was the fourth child of John Smith Marshall 
and Ruth Marshall. He was born in Iowa. 

She married Theo Davis. Their home is at Gunnison, Colorado. 
They have one son, John Marshall Davis, AVI No. 80. 

John Marshall Davis was a soldier in the World War. He en- 
listed at Gunnison, Colorado, which is his present address. 

A\' No. 46. 

Annie Marshall was the hfth and youngest child of John Smith 
Marshall and Ruth Smith. She was born in Iowa, and moved with her 
parents to Gunnison, Colorado. 

She married John Downey. They have four children, as follows. 
Helen Downey, AVI No. 81 ; Cecil Downey, AVI No. 82 ; Thorne 


Downey, AVI No. 83 ; John Marshall Downey. AVI No. 84. 

We should like to have given more information of this Marshall 
family, but are unable to do so. 

AIV No. 15. 

Eleanor Marshall w-as the fifth daughter and eighth child of 
John and Nancy Hays Marshall. She was born February 9th, 1834, 
in Ohio. 

She married Newton Sellers in Iowa. Mr. Sellers died when 
36 years of age, leaving Eleanor with a family of six children, which 
she reared with tender care, adhering at all times to what she thought 
was the spirit of truth and upbuilding of character. She was a woman 
of sturdy nature, deeply set in her way of thinking, which was usually 
right, and which she impressed on all those about her. 

The writer has never known three characters of greater worth 
to any community ; whose natures and dispositions were more for right- 
eousness in all things and the earnest endeavor on their parts to 
impress love and kindliness on their children and upon those with 
whom they were associated, than Emily, Mary and Eleanor Marshall. 

They early joined the Methodist Church, and were close ad- 
herents of that faith as long as they lived. Emily lived to be 73. Mary 
lived to be 69, and Eleanor lived to be 78 years of age. 

All were buried in Fulton cemeter}-, by the side of their father 
and mother, a mile distant from where they spent many happy days 
at the old Marshall homestead. 

Eleanor and Newton Sellers were the parents of six children, as 
follows : 


AV No. 47. 

Oscar Sellers was the oldest child of Eleanor Marshall and New- 
ton Sellers. He was born in Cairo, Iowa. 

He married Ellen Buffington. Their home is at Cairo. They are 
the parents of five children, as follows: Robert Sellers, AVI No. 85; 
Flossie Sellers, AVI No. 86, who married N. Turgeon ; Talma Sellers, 
AVI No. 87, who married Henry McCoy ; June Sellers. AVI No. 88, 
who married Clarence Young; and Cecil Sellers, AVI No. 89. 


AV No. 48. 
Edward Sellers was the second child of Eleanor Marshall and 
Newton Sellers. 


He married Mary Buftington. They had one daughter, DeHah 
Eleanor Sellers, AVI No. 90. 


A\' x\o. 49. 

Rohert Sellers was the third son of Eleanor Marshall and Newton 


AV No. 50. 

William Sellers was the fourth son of Eleanor Marshall and 
Newton Sellers. 


AV No. 51. 

Nancy A. Sellers was the fifth child and only daughter of Eleanor 
Marshall and Newton Sellers. She was born in Louisa County. Iowa. 

She married Joseph Miller. They have one son. Ehrnd Aliller. 
AVI No. 91. " 

The author of this book had the pleasure of calling upon Mrs. 
Miller at her home in Cairo, in February of 1921. I was very hos- 
pitably received, and spent some time talking of the host of relatixes 
in that neighborhood. 

Three times, when on that trip, I found some of our relati\-es 
that were duplicates of the Marshalls in the east. I had with me a 
photograph of Alfred Marshall, of Columbus, r)hio. Floyd Miller and 
Alfred, as shown in the photograph, appeared to be the same person. 
The resemblance was \ery striking. There were two other similar 
cases — that of Harry Heyl, of Peoria, who very much resembled 
Jesse M. Marshall, of Springfield, when of his age. The third was 
Mrs. Fannie Spaits Merwin. of Manito, Illinois, whose appearance is 
so much like my older sister, Emma, now deceased, that when I first 
saw her, I w'as very much im])ressed with the resemblance. 

Mrs. Miller has the Bible record of John Marshall's family. She 
also furnished me pictures of John Marshall and his wife. 1 spent 
two or three hours with Mrs. Miller and Elizabeth Weaver Sellers, 
in Cairo. It was on a Sunday, and there was a host of relatives 
present. I could not begin to remember the names of all of them. 
All of this group, however, were the same class of people as descend- 
ants in Indiana or Ohio. 

I was treated cordially by all of them, and am pleased to extend 
to them my cordial good will. (The Author.) 



AV No. 52. 

James Grant Sellers was the sixth and youngest child of Eleanor 
Marshall and Newton Sellers. 

He married Mary J. Smyth. They had four children, as follows : 
Bessie Sellers, AVI No. 92, who married Marion Smith ; Bertha 
Sellers, AVI No. 93, who married John Rensberger ; J. Sellers, AVI 
No. 94, and Charles Sellers, AVI No. 95. 

AIV No. 16. 

Robert L. Marshall was the ninth and youngest child of John 
Marshall and Nancy Hays. He was born in Ohio, on November 8, 

He was married in Iowa to Mary Smith, after the Civil War. His 
wife was sister of the wife of John S. Marshall. 

He enlisted in Company C, 10th Regiment of Iowa Volunteers, 
February 2, 1864. He was discharged for disability, February 9, 1865, 
at Davenport, Iowa. 

They reared a family of three boys and one girl. 

He moved from Marshall Township to Columbus Junction, where 
he lived ten years, thence going to Colorado to join his brother, John, 
where the sons soon followed. 

He died in the year of 1917, and was buried in Fulton Cemetery, 
near Cairo. 


AV No. 53. 

Elmer E. Marshall was the oldest son of Robert L. Marshall and 
Mary Smith. He was born in Iowa. 

He married Josie Bemis. They now live at Tulsa, Oklahoma. 
They are the parents of three children: Lee Marshall, AVI No. 96; 
Robert Marshall. AVI No. 97, and Esther Marshall, AVI No. 98. 


AV No. 54. 
Arthur Marshall was the second son of Robert L. Marshall and 
Mary Smith. He was born in Iowa, but have no record of his marriage. 


AV No. 55. 

Ida Marshall was the youngest child of Robert L. Marshall and 
Mary Smith. 


In closing the chapter of John Marshall, the author takes this 
opportunity of stating to the family in other parts of the country 
that John Marshall and his descendants have heen a wonderful force 
in the eastern part of Iowa. From the long list of his descendants, 
as given hv Mrs. Salmon, it will he seen that the name "Marshall" 
will remain in Iowa for many years to come. 

The writer visited John Marshall's old neighborhood in the month 
of February, when, of course, the country presented its worst appear- 

He conversed with a number of citizens who were not related 
to the Marshalls, but who had lived among them all of their lives. 
Invariably they pronounced the old folks as being splendid, upright 
people. There was not a criticism offered on the older people, but 
all commended them as good citizens in their time. 

That part of Iowa reminded me very much of our prairie 
country here, and the near timber, about thirty-five years ago. The 
people there have not understood the value of improved roads, neither 
have they the school facilities that we have in the older settled country. 

One thing impressed me in regard to their roads. I did not 
see a foot of gravel road in any of m>' travels in that neighborhood, 
yet the roads were fairly good at that time. Twenty minutes" rain, 
however, Would lay a person up with an automobile. The engineers 
of the country have practiced the one essential for making good roads 
— they have graded up every road and thoroughly drained it, so that in 
a short time after a rain the roads become passable, and do not 
get full of chuck holes, as there used to be in our country before gravel 
roads were universal. 

I was limited in time, and I am sorry I did not get to see Harry 
O. Weaver's stock farm. I called at his office early in the morning, 
or about seven o'clock, and found him there. We became busily en- 
gaged in conversation at once. It was but a few minutes, however, 
until his clients began to come in. and in a short time the office was 
nearly full, and he was compelled to take up his business matters. 

A\dierever I went Mr. \\^ea^'er was spoken of as a leading 
man in that part of the state. 

I shall always remember the hurried trip that I made among the 
scenes of my great-grandfather and mother and their three sons. 

I am sure that many of the Marshall descendants will be glad to 
know of all these people. 




AIII No. 3 

Eleanor Marshall was the second daughter, and third child of 
William and Elizabeth Cole JNIarshall. She was born in Frederick 
County, Virginia, on January 13, 1797. She was married to Wil- 
liam AVhite in Greene County, Ohio, on December 29, 1816. William 
White lived but a few years after marriage, and the second time 
she was married to Robert Laing. She died in 1881, and is buried 
in the Selma Cemetery at Selma. Ohio. 

When Eleanor was about 18 years of age she came with her 
parents over the mountains and through the wilderness to Greene 
County, Ohio. 

The name "Eleanor" is frequently noted in the ^^larshall fam- 
ily. When I began this history, I had no recollection of ever hear- 
ing of her. The first 1 heard of her was from I\Irs. Rebecca Spaits, 
of Alanito. Illinois, of whom she was an aunt. I again heard of 
her from her neice, Mrs. Henry Allen, in Iowa. They both remem- 
bered that Eleanor had married twice, the first husband's name 
Ijeing AA'hite, and the other Laing. They both recalled that she 
had a son b}' Mr. White, who was a minister. They called her 
"Xellie." From her father's Bil^le record, given in Chapter HI, 
I find her full name and date of birth. All the record we have of 
her grandmother is that her name was Nellie Cole. I am c|uite 
sure lier name was really Eleanor, the granddaughter being 
named for her. 

William [Marshall's first daughter w-as named liannah. and 
his first son's name \^•as John. John was doubtless named for Wil- 
liam's father, John, and, if we knew the truth, we would probably 
find that Hannah was the name of his mother. The next son, Wil- 
liam, Jr., was no douljt named for his grandfather, A\'illiam Cole. 
Their son. Freeman, was evidently named for his grandmother, 
Nellie Freeman Cole. In those days, as well as at present, the 
first children were nearl}- always named after other members of 
the family. 

Eleanor was about 18 years of age when they moved from Vir- 
ginia to Ohio. 


At the time of writinii' this chapter. 1 have j^athered all the 
information possible of the \vhole family. I have expended much 
time and labor in seekinj^' information of Eleanor's ^"randparents. 
I have just paid out g"ood money for a new automobile. I would 
willingly trade the machine and walk for a while if 1 could talk 
with Eleanor when of that age, and be aide to record the knowl- 
edge she had of her grandj^arents. William and Xcdlie Cole and 
John Alarshall. r)Ut, alas! Their history \vill ne\ er be known. 
After A'isiting Illinois and Iowa. I lacked information of Eleanor 
and her sister, Mannah Marshall Townslc}-. Not l)eing able to 
obtain any facts In' correspondence, I made a tri]) to ( 'hio especially 
for that purpose. 1 succeeded admirably in the case of 1 fannah, 
bv reason of splendid co-operation by her descendants. I left there 
assured that I should also liaNC the record and history of Eleanor. 
After waiting several weeks, and urging with several letters, I 
could wait no longer to proceed with the family charts. I could 
only place in the charts her at the proper place, and proceed 
to finish the charts. 

In October of 1921, on my return from the east, I stopped 
in Springfield, and then went to the old Marshall neighborhood at 
Selma, seeking the burial place of Xellie Cole. In the immediate 
neighborhood I stopped at the residence of John Nelson, and there 
met Eleanor's granddaughter, Laura White Xelson. I explained 
to her the lack of information 1 had of lier grandmother's descend- 
ants. She promised to get me some information. A fev; weeks 
later I received a letter from away out in Idaho from Mrs. Mar- 
garet Miller, a granddaughter of Eleanor Marshall. gi\ ing me the 
record of herself and her family, h'urther corresjiondence gave me 
much more information, so that the original chai)ter of Eleanor Mar- 
shall, which had been completed, was discarded, and I am able to give 
a record of most of the family. 

W^e are indel)ted to Mrs. Miller for practicall}' all the f(illowing" 
information: 'Afy grandmother's name was Eleanor, but she was 
known far and wide as 'Aunt Nellie Laing.' She never had but two 
children, my mother, Julia White, and John White, \\dio was a 
minister. When (j rand father White died, grandmother went back 
to live with her mother, and lived there until she married grand- 
father Laing. My mother. Julia A\'hite, lived most of her girlhood 
days with Aunt Sara Harper, who. I think, was your grandmother. 
(Correct — Author.) After grandmother married again, mother 
and L^ncle John went to the farm and lived with them until the} 
were both married. 


My father bought the old Marshall farm from grandmother's 
father, and I lived on the old farm all my girlhood days. Grand- 
mother's father moved to Cairo, Louisa County, Iowa, with his son, 
Bennie, as grandmother always called him. 

Grandmother was a great cook and fine housekeeper, and all 
her neighbors loved her, and called her "Aunt Nellie Laing.'' When 
they wanted something good to eat, they always knew where to go 
to get it. 

She lived with my mother after grandfather died, and after 
my mother died she lived with her grandchildren. She died at 
Elizabeth Anderson's at the ripe old age of 86. 

She, like Aunt Hannah Townsley, loved her pipe. Many times 
I have seen them smoke tog'ether. 

Julia Wade. Aunt Hannah's daughter, was a grand, good 
woman. I have been there with my mother many times." 

While Eleanor Marshall had but two children, this history will 
disclose that she has many descendants. 

Once in a wdiile, in conversing with people on this subject, I 
have been asked if it would not be better not to find too much about 
our ancestors. My reply has always been that I was not afraid 
but that I should be proud of every one of them. Of all the people 
in this whole large family whom I have addressed for information, 
every one has promptly responded, excepting Ohio descendants of 
Eleanor Marshall. Some of them have absolutely ignored my com- 
munications. I have wondered whether they were not of a sus- 
picious nature, and thought they were of superior clay. If they 
do, they are mistaken. They have their equals and superiors in 
education, social standing, and wealth among the Marshall de- 
scendants all over this land, and none of them can lay claim to be 
of higher character, kindlier disposition, or of more patriotic record 
than their ancestors, William and Elizabeth Cole Marshall, while 
the Revolutionary War record of our ancestor, ^^"illiam Cole, is 
sufficient to make every descendant of the whole Marshall family 
honor him for all time to come. 

Mrs. Miller, who is now 77 years of age, and who has lived in 
far-ofif Idaho since 1883. remembers well all of these old people, 
and rejoices in her memory of their splendid character. This 
woman, who has a heart of gold, shining with afi'ection for her 
family, even with her trembling hand sends to me her splendid 
grandmother's record, which younger people refused to give me. 
To her the author presents his humble gratitude that this history- 
contains the record of Eleanor Marshall, along with her other ten 


brothers and sisters, all of whom have left nothing- but what is a 
credit to them. 


AIV No. 17 

John White was the first child of Eleanor Marshall and Wil- 
liam White. He was born near Selma, Ohio, on October 10, 1817. 

He was married on October 27 , 1837, to Nancy Tindall. He 
died April 21, 1851. Me is buried in the Pdocksom Cemetery, 
near Selma, Ohio. 

John White was a local preacher. He was a .great character. 
There are many incidents connected with his life that would have 
been of great interest to his descendants, as well as others of the 
Marshall family. He was a man of quick wit and quick action, as 
illustrated by the following incident : At one time he was preach- 
ing a sermon in an old church in his neighborhood. It was in the 
warm summer time. There was no pulpit, and, to see over his 
congregation, he was standing on a chair, talking in his forceful 
way, with man}' active gestures, when the chair collapsed and let 
him fall to the floor. He rose up, picked up the chair and threw it 
out of the window, exclaiming at the same time, "Get thee behind 
me, Satan." He then proceeded with the sermon as though nothing 
had occurred. 

I was promised other incidents of John W'hite, l)ut the prom- 
ise was not fulfilled, much to my disappointment. 

He died at o7 years of age, and left a wife and five children. 
His wife's brother, then a bachelor, took the wife and children to 
live with him. They lived with him until they were grown. 


AV No. 56 

Sara Ellen W'hite was the oldest child of John and Nancy 
White. She married x\lfred Miller. 

She died early in life, and left two children. Lizzie Miller, AVI, 
and Charles Miller. AVI. Lizzie Miller is still living, and married. 
She lives in Bentonville, Arkansas, and has no children. Charles 
died at about 38 years of age, was married and left three children. 
AVe do not have their names. 


AV No. ~:^7 

Laura Wliite was the second child of John and Nancy White. 
She married John Nelson. 


The Nelsons live about a mile and a half from Selma, in the 
old neighborhood. The writer visited them in the fall of 1921. 
They live in a nice home, in a splendid agricultural country, and 
have always been farmers. Mrs. Nelson is a kindly woman, now 
well advanced in years. 

They have three children, as follows : Robert Nelson, AVI, 
oldest son of John and Laura Nelson. lie married Margaret 
Finney. They live in South Charleston, Ohio. They have five chil- 
dren, as follows: Pauline Nelson, A VII; Robert Carl Nelson, 
AVII; Dorothy Nelson, AVII ; Hazel Nelson, AVII, and Betty 
Nelson, AVII. Homer Nelson, AVI, second son of John and 
Laura White Nelson, married Mary Clements. They have one 
child, W^arren Nelson, AVII. George Nelson, A\T, is the young- 
est son of John and Laura Nelson. He married Ruth Garlough. 
They have no children. 


AV No. 58 

Robert AMiite was the third child of John and Nancy White. 
At the age of 18 years he enlisted in the 10th Ohio Battery in the 
Civil War. He served four years, and obtained an honorable dis- 
charge. After coming out of the war, he moved to Iowa, and mar- 
ried Mary Stubbs. 

He died at Bradshaw, Nebraska, leaving his wife and four chil- 
dren, as follows : Roscoe White, AVI ; Ray White, AVI ; Jessie 
White, AVI, and Pearl White, AVI. 


AV No. 59 

William White was the fourth child of John and Nancy White. 
He moved to Iowa and married Kate Towlman. 

He died early in life, at about 40 years of age, leaving six chil- 
dren. Kate Towlman ^^'hite, we are advised. li\es at Indianola, 

We can give no further information of his children. 


AV No. 60 

Anna White was the fifth child of John and Nancy White. She 
was not married, and died at her mother's home when 3? years 
of age. 


It is understood that L'licle John White was a ,!^reat preaelier 
in his day. He was also a dry ,qoods merchant. I'^leanor Marshall, 
his mother, was \ery ])roud of her son. 

AIV No. 18 

Julia A. White was the second child of Eleanor ^Marshall and 
William White. She was horn near Selma, Ohio, , and mar- 
ried, on No\'eml)er 21, ISvV, Charles Tindall. She is buried by the 
side of her mother in the Methodist Cemetery at Selma, Ohio. 

They were the parents of ten children, ddiree did in infanc}", 
and seven li\'ed to l)e t^'rown and married. 



Elizabeth Tindall was the eldest daughter of Julia and Charles 
Tindall. She married John Anderson. 

Airs. Anderson is now past 81 years of age, and resides in 
Spring'field, Ohio, with two of her children, her husband having 
passed away some years ago. 

They ^vere the parents of seven children. Idie oldest son died 

Clair Anderson, A\'I, was the second child of Elizabeth and 
John Anderson. She married Erank Cory. She died a few years 
ago, leaving a family of six children, as follows: L'na Zell Cory, 
AVII, who married Ered W. W'illiamson. They have three chil- 
dren: Marie Anderson WTlliamson, AVIIl ; Erancis Jean William- 
son, AVIII, and Clarence Erederick Williamson, A\^III. Esther 
Cory, AVII, is unmarried. Al. Carl Cory, AVII, married Leah 
Jenkins. John A\'ilbur Cor}- is unmarried, and Mar}- Lucile Cory, 
AVII. Jessie Anderson. AVI, daughter of Elizabeth and John 
Anderson, married Robert Cory. They are the parents of six chil- 
dren, as follows: Bessie A. Cory, AVII. who married Wilson Hanna, 
has two children ; Robert Cory Hanna, AX^III. and Gladys Jean 
blanna, A\MII. Helen Cory. AVII, married A. Leonard Matter. 
They have four children: Mary Leah Elatter, AX'IIl ; \'irgil Cory 
Elat'ter, AMII ; Phyllis Elatter, AVIII; Joseph I^attcr, AVIlf; 
and Erancis M. Cory, AVII. who married Wayne h'latter. They 
have one child, Samuel W^ayne Elatter. AVIII. Mildred J. Cory, 
AVII. married Rev. Ernest Eoster. They ha\e one child. Char- 
lotte Eoster. AVIII. Robert Howard Cory. A\'II. is unmarried. 


Julia Anderson, A\'I, daughter of Elizabeth and John Anderson, 
married Walter Furgeson. They have three children : David 
Lawrence Ferguson, AVII. who married Mary x\nderson ; Warren 
Ferguson, AVII, unmarried, and Bruce Ferguson, unmarried. 
Nellie Anderson, AVI, the daughter of Elizabeth and John Ander- 
son, married Harvey Collins. They have four children, as follows : 
Eugene Collins, AVII; Frederick Collins, AVII; John Harvey 
Collins, AVII. and Mary Eleanor Collins, AVII. They live at 
Xenia, Ohio. Cora Anderson, AVI, the daughter of Elizabeth and 
John Anderson, is unmarried and resides with her mother in 
Springfield, Ohio. Frederick Anderson, AVI, the youngest son 
of Elizabeth and John Anderson, marriel Christel Rackard. now 
deceased. They have one child. Elizabeth R. Anderson, AVII. 


Nancy Tindall was the second daughter of Julia White and 
Charles Tindall. She married John Harrison. They were the 
parents of three children, as follows: Charles Harrison, AVI, de- 
ceased; William Harrison, AVI, had two children. Mrs. Grace 
Harrison, of (dendale, California, and two children are the only 
descendants of this family. 


AV No. 61 

Margaret A. Tindall was the third child of Julia White and 
Charles Tindall. She married Thomas P. IMiller in Ohio; in 1883 
they moved to Idaho. Mr. ]Miller died some years ago, and Mrs. 
Miller lives with her son. Col. Amos J. Miller, at Caldwell, Idaho. 

Mrs. Miller was brought up in the old Marshall neighborhood 
near Selma, on her great-grandfather Marshall's old farm, where 
she married Thomas P. Miller. She writes me that if my mother 
were still li^■ing, she ctnild tell me about Thomas P. ]\Iiller; that 
when they were both young, they were very warm friends. She 
states she had often heard him speak of mother as being a very 
fine girl. She also remembers my grandmother, "Aunt Sara Har- 
per," as she calls her, and refers to the fact that her mother lived 
with her. 

I have had several letters from Mrs. Miller, all of which were 
filled with interesting remarks and records. 


She was the mother of eii^ht children ; three died in infancy, 
and five Hved to be grown. Her chiklren are widely scattered 
now. All of them are well sitnated, and Airs. Miller is extremely 
proud of her family. 

Again I wish to thank her for her courtesy in answering my 
communications, and for the time she has spent in gathering rec- 
ords for me. 

She apologizes for her writing, stating that her age makes her 
nervous. Notwithstanding that, she writes a snidother hand than 

1 ever have in my life. 

Her people are well-to-do, and I should judge from her com- 
munications that she is thoroughly enjoying the later years of her 
life. I hope there will be many }'et for her, free from care and 

The record of her children follows: ?^Iar}- Anna, AVI No. 99, 
her oldest daughter, married h^rank Buell, who is now deceased. 
She lives in Milwaukee. Wisconsin, and has six children. The 
oldest, Bessie Buell. AYII No. 3S, married Lawrel Haws, wdio is 
engaged in the general merchandise trade. They have one child 

2 years of age. Mar}- Anna's second son, Ralph r.uell, AVH No. 
36, and the third son, Lester Buell, AVH No. 37, live in Milwaukee, 
and are with Henry Ford. The fourth son, Ted Buell, AVH No. 
38, resides in Milwaukee, and is paymaster for a company. Ruth 
Buell, AVH No. 39 is at home with her mother, who is comfort- 
able; Franklin Buell, AVH No. 40. is at home in high school. 
Julia Miller, AVI No. 100, the second daughter of Margaret, mar- 
ried Frank \\^oodard. They had two children, Cora Voodard. 
AVH No. 41, and Ralph A\'oodard, AVH No. 42. Julia died when 
her youngest child was one year old. Amos J. Miller, AVI No. 
101, is the only son of Alargaret and Thomas P. Miller. He is a 
retired farmer, owns his farm and has it rented. He moved to 
Caldwell. Idaho, to educate his children. He is now operating 
the Caldwell Sales Company. He is an auctioneer, has an office, 
yards, and a sales ring, with a covered sale pavillion, and conducts 
farm and live stock sales, and pure bred stock sales. 

He married \'irginia Howell. They are the ]~iarents of six 
children. His oldest son, Fred Miller. AVH No. 43, married 
Beulah Nicol. They have two children, Margir Miller. AAHII, and 
Robert Miller, AVIII. Ruth Miller, A\TI No. 44. married Glen 
Evans, and lives in C)ntario, Oregon. Rachael Miller. AVH No. 
45. their third child, married Albert Paulson. Thev are farmers 
on their own farm, and have two children, \'irginia Paulson, AVIII, 

and Pauline Paulson, AVIII, and live at Caldwell. Idaho. Mary 
]\'Iiller, AVII No. 46, the fourth child of Amos Miller, married 
James Hawks. Mr. Hawks is a minister, and they live in Spokane, 
Washington. Lucy Miller, AVH No. 47, fifth child of Amos Miller, 
is in college in Caldwell. Helen Miller, AVH No. 48, is in high school 
in Caldwell. Stella Miller, AVI No. 102, the third child of Margaret 
and Thomas Miller, married S. F. Woodard, who was formerly the 
husband of her older sister. Mr. Woodard is a druggist, and lives at 
Gannett, Idaho. They have three children as follows : Florence Wood- 
ard, AVII No. 49, Sarah Woodard, AVII No. 50, and Arta Woodard, 
AVII No. 51. Lucy Miller, youngest child of Margaret and Thomas 
P. Miller, died at 13 years of age. 


William Tindall was the fourth child of Julia and Charles 
Tindall. He was born in Ohio, in the old Marshall neighborhood, 
and moved to Bradshaw, Nebraska. He has been a farmer, and 
owns a good farm, the youngest son being on the farm. 

He married Selena Hatswell. They were the parents of eight 
children, as follows: Louis M. Tindall, AVI, who married Mar- 
garet Willows. They have two children, Marshall Tindall, AVII, 
and Frank Tindall, AVII, and live at Kindersley, Sask., Canada. 
Fred Tindall, AVI. married Lillian Brumsay. They have no children 
and live at Milestone, Sask., Canada. William Tindall, AVI, married 
Blanche Merkel and has two children. Thelma Tindall, AVII, and 
Louise Tindall, AVII, and lives at Kindersley, Sask., Canada. Royal 
Tindall, AVI, is unmarried and lives at Kindersley, Sask., Canada. 
Franklin Tindall, AVI, lives at Bradshaw, Nebraska. Lucy Tindall, 
AVI, married Albert Holmes. They have four children, Margaret 
Holmes, AVII ; Helen Holmes, AVII ; Bernice Holmes, AVII, and 
Harlan Holmes, AVII. The family lives at Kindersley, Sask., Canada. 
Margir Tindall, AVI, is living at Bradshaw, Nebraska. 



Thomas Tindall is the fifth child of Julia White and Charles 
Tindall. He was born in the old Marshall neighborhood, near 
Selma, Ohio, and has always lived in Ohio. At present he is at 
Yellow Springs, Ohio. 


He married, first, I'^lora Mcl'^arland, and, second, Minnie 
Mound. There are no children by the second marriat^e. By the 
first marriage, there are three children, as follows : Charles W. 
Tindall, AVI, who married Essie Bridgeman. They have two 
children, Thelma E. Tindall, AVI I, and Margaret E. Tindall, AVII. 
Their home is in Xenia, Ohio. Nellie Tindall, AVI, married S. C. 
Powell. They live in Cincinnati, Ohio. Morence Tindall, AVI, is 
unmarried. P^lorence lives with Elizabeth Anderson, in Spring- 
field, who took her when she was 5 years of age. 


John Tiiulall was the sixth child of Julia White and Charles 
Tindall. He was married, and had one child, of which we have no 

He was a merchant, and died at about 42 years of age. 


Fred Tindall was the seventh and youngest child of Julia White 
and Charles Tindall. He was born on the old farm, near Selma, 
Ohio, and died in 1919. 

He w^as married twice, first to Mary Keyes and, second, to 
Martha Vottice. They were the parents of three boys: Paul H. 
Tindall, AVI, who married Eva Hudson. They have no children. 
Paul H. Tindall is in the banking business at Springfield, Ohio. 
Louis Tindall, AVI. married Ednoh Hopping. They have two 
children, Ralph Tindall, AVII, and Gretchen Tindall, AVII. Mr. 
Tindall is in the banking business at Cedarville, Ohio. Elton Tin- 
dall, AVI, married ( iretta Bronson. They live at Selma, Ohio, 
where Mr. Tindall is in the merchandise business. Elton Tindall 
was in the World War. 

In closing the chapter of Eleanor Marshall, the author regrets 
that there are a few blank spaces. I have held open the closing of this 
chapter to the very last one in the whole book, and have recorded 
all the information I could get, after working on it for almost a year. 




AIII No. 4 
(By Emma \\\ Wilson) 

Our grandfather. William Marshall, Jr., was horn January 10th, 
1799, in Frederick County, Virginia. He was of English descent, a 
man of fine mind with ideals far ahead of his generation. 

He married Catherine Huffman March 22nd, 1821. He carried 
on a prosperous country store in a village in Clark County, Ohio, 
called Cortsville, named for his partner Robert Cort, a native of 

Twice yearly lie went by stage to Philadelphia to purchase mer- 
chandise. He dealt extensively in wool which was sent to an Eastern 
market. Produce was gathered throughout the country from the 
farmers and fortnightly hauled in covered wagons to Cincinnati to 
be exchanged for store goods. 

Upon one of these trips to the City. Robert Cort met an English- 
woman visiting there, a nurse, with two of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 
daughters ; they drove to Cortsville and were entertained in Grand- 
father's home until the return trip to Cincinnati in two weeks. 

Grandfather also conducted the Post Office for that section. He 
died of fever January ist, 1842, aged forty-three years. 


Grandmother Catherine Hufifman Marshall, born October 11th, 
1801, was a true Christian woman, noted for her kindly disposition, 
respected and loved by all who knew her. 

She was left a widow early in life with eight children, two having 
died in infancy. She reared them to useful manhood and womanhood. 

The untimely death of her husband robbed his family of a de- 
voted father, whose aspirations for his children could not be realized. 

Grandmother died May 2nd, 1867. 

The great event for the grandchildren was the yearly vacation 
visit to grandmother's farm. The house was surrounded by huge 
locust trees, with the wonderful spring nearby, the spring-branch 
lined with sweet flag and mint. 


AI\' No. 1'). 

Ann Eliza ]\Lirshall, the oldest daiii^hter of William and Catherine 
Marshall, horn ALireh 7th, 1S22, married William Storry, a Virginian, 
who died when his little daughter Kate was nine weeks old. 

She later in 1846, married William Mills, whose father in 1827 
was one of the pioneer settlers of Greene County, ( )hi(). 

It was through Judge Mills's influence and linancial aid that An- 
tioch College was estahlished in Yellow Springs, ( )hio. This was the 
first college in the land to gi\e equal educational ad\antages to hoth 
sexes, with the honor of hax'ing Horace Mann, the famous Eastern 
Educator, as first P'resident. 

Capt. Mills was Quartermaster during the Civil War, stationed at 
Nashville, Tennessee. After the war, he was in Cjovernment employ 
for several years in the south. 

His wife died July 10th, 1864, leaving five motherless children 
to the care of their half sister, Kate Storry, who devoted her young 
life to them. 


AIV No. 20. 

Our mother, Delila Peterson Marshall, second daughter of William 
and Catherine Marshall, married Joseph E. Wilson, a Virginian, in 
1 845. 

With her sister, Ann Eliza, she for several months attended a 
seminary in Springfield, ( )hio, taught Ijy two charming eastern women. 

She assisted in her father's store and post office, and after his 
death taught school. 

She was a devoted, unselfish mother, a lover of flowers and birds, 
and in fact, of all nature. 

It is to her remarkable memory and her diary kept through many 
years that I am indebted for these reminiscences. 

She died August 19th, 1915, in Yellow Springs, ( )hio, aged ninety- 
two years, leaving a family of four children. 


AIV No. 21. 

Mary Ann Marshall, daughter of William and Catherine Marshall. 
was born June 9th, 1825. She was the third daughter. 
She was the wit and life of the family. 


She married Samuel Stewart, of Yellow Springs, Ohio. 

The second edition of Pennsylvania Genealogies, by Prof. Egle, 
who for many years was State Librarian of the state of Pennsylvania, 
contains on page 645 a complete history of the Stewart family, under 
the head of "Stewart of Drumore." Mr. Samuel Stewart's family is 
found recorded on page 663, bottom of page, where his children are 
listed. Cyrus McCormick, of Chicago, caused Prof. Egle to compile 
this second edition, and it is quite complete, and will be found in the 
leading libraries of the country. 

In his early life Mr. Stewart was in partnership with his brother 
Elder, in Yellow Springs, during the days when Antioch College was 
in its prime, and when Horace Mann was its President. Mr. Stewart 
later purchased an extensive stock farm, on the line of Logan and 
Hardin County, Ohio, and engaged extensively in stock farming. He 
was well known in the section of the country where he resided. He, 
at one time, was Commissioner of Hardin County. 

Mary Marshall Stewart was quite beyond the ordinary woman. 
She had a most brilliant memory. One of her characteristics was the 
love and devotion to her family that was most marked. 

She died in July of 1890. She was an invalid during the last 
eight years of her life, but was most patient through it all, and. not- 
withstanding the fact that she was confined to her room during all that 
time, she never lost interest in the affairs of life, and made an effort 
to keep in close touch with them. 

She was the mother of six children, whicli follow : 


AV No. 71. 

Marshall Stewart w^as the first child of Mary Ann Marshall and 
Samuel Stewart. He was born in 1850. 
He married Olive Stephenson. 


AV No. 7Z. 

Ella Mav Stewart was the second child of Mary Ann Mashall and 
vSamuel Stewart. She was born in 1852. 

She married Lsaac W. Lewis. 
Harold Lewis, AVI, son of Ella May Stewart, served in the World 



AV No. 74. 

Chase Stewart was the third child of Mar\ Ann Marshall and 
Samuel Stewart. He was born in Yellow Springs. Ohio, on October 
26th, 1856. 

He attended ( )hio W'esleyan Universit}', at Delaware, ( )hio, from 
which institution he received a degree, and then graduated in the Arts 
Course of Chicago University with the class of 18X0. Adojiting 
law as his profession, he attended the National Law School, at \\'ash- 
ington, D. C, graduating therefrom in 1882. He located at Sjiring- 
field, Ohio, in i883, and has continued the practice of law in that city 
up to the present time and in the State and Federal courts. 

In addition to the few facts furnished us by Mrs. Emma Wilson, 
of Chase Stewart, the author knows him to be one of the forceful 
men of the state of Ohio, and desires to record more of his history. 

Chase Stewart is resj)onsi])le for this whole Ijook, and everything 
therein. I have no doubt that he willl repudiate the responsibilit\-, 
since he is a very cautious man. Indeed. I would hesitate to ask 
him to bear the responsibility for the expression of a good many opin- 
ions contained herein, for I judge, with his critical and conservatiA'C 
nature, he would eliminate aljout three-fourths of theiu. 

Be that as it may, I called at his office a number of years ago, 
in Springfield. While there, he showed me a t\])ewritten record of 
William Marshall's (his grandfather's) family. With it was also a rec- 
ord and considerable history of the Peterson family, of whom both he 
and I are descendants. That was probal^ly fifteen years from the jores- 
ent time — 1922. That information, he told me, had been gathered by 
his mother and Delila Peterson Wilson, his aunt. I had never met his 
mother, but I had met, 'way back in 1878. his Aunt Delila Wilson. I 
met her several times later. She was a most remarkable woman. Her 
memory was prodigious. She was a charming conversationalist. At the 
age of 90-odd years, and two years before her death, her remarkable 
memory was still as bright as e\er. b>om Chase, and other sources, I 
learn that his mother was of a like forcefulness. 

I asked Chase for a copy of that record, which he j^romised to 
send me. Like all other baciielors, he was so busy that he failed to do so. 

A year or so later I called, while in Springfield, at his office again. 
After some conversation, he asked me how long 1 would be in the 
city. I replied that it all depended on himself. "Mow is that?" he 
asked. I stated the incident of the Marshall record he possessed, and 
that he had forgotten to send me a copy ; that I was there in his office, 


and did not intend to move until I possessed it. It was quite evident 
that he did not want me about his office, for he immediately went to 
his rooms, and got the papers for me. From that basis, in 1909, I 
started that which has finally culminated in this book. So, Mr. 
Stewart, if you do not like anything contained herein, just blame it on 

Chase Stewart has never married. Whether 'way back in his 
student days, at the period in which most men mate, he loved and 
lost and has since cherished an ideal ; or whether he was so much in 
love with his chosen profession and too much engrossed in preparing 
himself for his life work, and thereafter too busy to permit himself to 
seriously think of the fair sex, I have no knowledge. 

From heredity on the Marshall side, he would have married once, 
and possibly again, so I believe his cautiousness comes from the Stew- 
art part of him, as in that family I know of others that have refrained 
from entangling alliances, and devoted their whole lives to the interests 
of others. 

Chase Stewart has inherited from his parents a strong char- 
acter, and much ability. I have no doubt, had I been intimately 
acquainted with him, that his life has furnished many thrilling in- 
cidents that v/ould be of interest to his many relatives, closely and 
distantly related. W'e can only write of his public record. 

His first public office was that of Prosecuting Attorney of Clark 
County, to which he was elected in the fall of 1888. Three years 
later he was elected for the second term, serving six years in all, in that 
office. While holding the position of Prosecuting Attorney, he was 
elected President of the Prosecuting Attorneys' Association of the State 
of Ohio. Mr. Stewart was one of the leaders in the organization of 
the C)hio League of Republican Clubs, and held the position of Treas- 
urer. In the early '90's this League was quite active and potent in 
all state party affairs. He was always a Republican, and became one 
of the leading Republicans of the state. In the fall of 1895 he was 
elected as a member of the Ohio General Assembly, and, as a Repub- 
lican, at once took a prominent part in the councils of his party. He 
served on several of the important committees, and was Chairman of 
the Judiciary Committee. He was recognized as the leader of the 
Republican party of the Plouse. He was re-elected to his seat in 
1897, and returned to the Legislature, with the reputation of a thorough 
and earnest worker, and a redoubtable antagonist in debate. He was 
always fearless and outspoken, and his intense earnestness, cool head, 
and ripe judgment carried his party safely through many a shoal, and 
these same qualities, together with his untiring energy and devotion, 


have won for him success in his profession. lie has many times been 
urged to seek other poHtical honors, but has alwaws declined to be a 
candidate. He is one of the leading Attorneys of the Springfield Bar, 
which is composed of men of high professional ability. He is another 
one of the ^\'illiam Marshall descendants who has reached an eminent 
position in the practice of law. 

I have visited a number of them, and the onl\- objection I have 
to calling on them has been that they are too bus_\-. Prol)ably the 
experience they get in utilizing every minute of their time in pleading 
for others will come handy some time in the future in persuading Peter 
to let them see the other side of the Gates. 

All right, you Stewarts, Heyls, Hay woods. Weavers, Briggses, 
Corys, Powells, and other lawyers of the family — should you get turned 
back at Peter's (Sate, come along and cross over the bridge that I 
will try to build over the chasm. 

Mr. Stewart takes part in public affairs at all times. In the 
political campaigns he delivers speeches all over the state, for the 
Republican party, because he believes that the count rv is best served 
through its principles. He has a wide i)ractice in his profession 
throughout the State and Federal Courts. 

Chase Stewart belongs to the Methodist Church. He is a member 
of the Knights of Pythias, and the Masonic Fraternity, a member of 
the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, the Lagonda Clul), the Country 
Club, and Men's Literary Club. He has visited many foreign lands, 
and his travel lectures are most delightful and instructive. 

As this is the first time in writing this History that I ha\e had 
a lawyer as a subject, I desire to make a few observations on this 
l^rofession. When I was a young man on the farm, I thought a law- 
yer didn't do anything but ha\e a good time. I apprehend that that 
is the view of a great many of our farmer relatives at this time. After 
forty years of experience in business affairs, for the most part I have 
found that I needed a lawyer. Instead of getting one into trouble, as 
a great many people think, their principal business is getting them out 
of it. I have employed lawyers for individual cases, and I have em- 
ployed them by the year ; have been in various Courts, local and Fed- 
eral. \\'ith that experience I have found that a good lawyer is not 
only one of the business men in any vocation, but. if a trial lawyer, he 
works more hours, and expends more energy in his profession than 
any other class with whom I have come in contact. When anyone — 
farmer or business man — has need of a lawyer, he has need of a 
good one. I never was really defeated but twice in law-suits ; once 
because of an incompetent lawyer, an experience that cost a good deal 


of money ; the other time when I acted as my own Attorney in a case 
before a Justice of the Peace, when my case was thrown out of court 
without trial. Since this History shows a clear record for all the family, 
possibly they have wisely employed the able Attorneys in the family 
to keep them out of jail. 


AV No. 75. 

(By Emma W. Wilson) 

Mary Stewart was the fourth child of Mary Ann Marshall and 
Samuel Stewart. She was born in 1861. 
She married Charles B. Cory. 


AV No. 76. 

Elizabeth Stewart was the fifth child of Mary Ann Marshall and 
Samuel Stewart. She was born in 1863. 
She married Joseph Y. Boone. 


Catherine Stewart was the sixth child of Mary Ann Marshall and 
Samuel Stewart. She was born in 1871. 

AIV No. 22. 

Robert F. Marshall, eldest son of William and Catherine Huffman 
Marshall, was born at Selma, Clark County, Ohio, on July 27th, 1827, 
and died at the home of his son, William, in Dayton, Ohio, on January 
6th, 1913. 

His father, William Marshall, died at the age of forty-two, and 
left a large family, and his widow, locally and lovingly known as "Aunt 
Katy," whose piety and philanthropy in the community was proverbial. 

Thus to Robert at fifteen years came the burden of helping his 
mother and two older sisters support and rear the younger children. 
Having no opportunity for higher education, Robert was a great 
reader and became well informed, possessing a clear, logical mind and 
a remarkably retentive memory. 

He inherited a religious nature and developed a high sense of 
honor, patience and modesty. Accuracy, kindness, generosity, and 
courage were his dominant traits of character. 


On June 2nd, 1853, Robert married Agnes P>l(lcr, oldest daughter 
of Thomas Elder and Margery Anderson, of Scotch- Irish and Scotch 
descent, a young woman of strong character and quick intuitive per- 
ceptions, who remained his faithful help-meet throughout the fifty- 
seven years of their wedded Hfe. 

To this union seven cliildren were horn, Kate, Ma\-, William C, 
Tiiomas Elder, Robert, Winifred and Agnes, in the order named, all 
reaching maturity except Agnes, who lived but three da\s. 

At an early day, Robert, with his young wife and I)aby daughter, 
Kate, moved to Illinois, locating on "the prairies" of McLean County, 
where he accjuired large land lioldings which he abandoned when the 
Civil War began, throughout which struggle he had charge of a Federal 
wagon-train. He was captured by Confederate cavalry, Init by a feat 
of remarkable daring and agihty he escaped and resumed his command. 

During the later years of his life, Robert suffered greatly from 
Arthritis Deformans and other ailments, being, for more than a year 
preceding his death, confined to his bed, helpless as a little child. In 
all his afflictions no word of complaint escaped his lij)s, but with sul)- 
lime patience and fortitude he awaited the summons to join his loved 
ones gone before. 

His death was beautiful. He announced the time of his going 
twelve hours before, and as the stated hour approached he lay in 
full possession of all his mental faculties. With wide open eyes, 
apparently fixed upon the dawning vista of a future world, he whis- 
pered the words his mother uttered on her death-bed, "All is bright, 
no sorrow, no darkness, no gloom," and ceased to breathe. 

The children of Robert F. and Agnes E. Marshall, for the privi- 
lege of such parents, surely owe to the Giver of all good a lasting 
debt of gratitude. 

"Let me die the death of the righteous, and max- my last end 
be like his." 


AV. No. 78 
Kate taught in the public schools for several years, and was much 
beloved by her pupils. She died from tuberculosis at her father's 
home near Yellow^ Springs, Ohio, in 18^^5, aged fort\-one years. 


AV No. 79 
May married John A. Bradfute, a most worthy young man, 
lived a few useful happy years thereafter, dying from hemorrhage in 


1894, aged thirty-eight years, leaving her devoted husband, daughter 
Kate, aged eight, and Cornelia, the baby girl for whom she gave 
her life. 

Kate and May were earnest Christian women such as the world 
can ill afford to lose. 


AV No. 80 

William C. is a physician of Springfield, Ohio. He married L. 
Scherer, and to them have come two sons, Robert F. and William C. 


AV No. 81 

Thomas Elder is a physician of Sheridan, Wyoming. He mar- 
ried Florence Seward of Urbana, Ohio, and they have one son, Thomas 
Elder. Jr. 


AV No. 82 

Robert married Bernardina Ohmer, of Dayton, Ohio. 
He is in bubsiness in Washington, D. C. 


AV No. 83 

Winfred married Carrie Johnson, of Yellow Springs, Ohio. He 
makes his home in Ocean Springs, Miss. 


AIV No. 23 

Amos Huffman Marshall, second son of William and Catherine 
Marshall, born October 15, 1829, sailed for California in 1853, from 
New York. He, with five friends, landed on the Isthmus of Panama 
at Aspinwall, now called Colon. They reached the terminus of the 
railroad, about twenty miles up the Chagres River, then were poled 
by natives in flat-boats twenty miles farther. Instead of going mule- 
back, being scarce of funds, the five hiked over the identical ground 
where the Panama Canal is now located. 


One of the party contracted Chagres Fever, and after taking 
passage on a sailing vessel at Panama, was seriously ill. 

Many on board died of fever and their bodies were cast into 
the Pacific. 

They reached San Francisco in about fifteen days, almost penni- 
less, and endured many hardships before reaching the gold region. 

Their search for the 'Golden Fleece" was a failure. 

After seven vears, Amos came home, but soon returned to 
Trinity County, where he married and lived in view of Mt. Shasta 
vintil his death in 1919, his wife dying in 1917. 

His three children with their families live in California. 

AIV No. 24 

Elizabeth Nagley Marshall, daughter of William and Catherine 
Marshall, born 1831, married my father's brother, Daniel P. Wilson, 
in 1855. 

In 1859 they moved from Clark County, Ohio, to Illinois, near 
Lexington and endured all the hardships of pioneers. 

In 1862 she and a baby daughter died of measles, and the three re- 
maining daughters were brought to Ohio by their father and left 
with relatives until old enough to return to their home in Illinois. 

No member of the family is now living. 

AIV No. 26. 

Catherine Hufifman Marshall, daughter of William and Catherine 
Marshall, born January 21, 1835, married my father's youngest brother, 
David P. Wilson, in 1856. 

In 1860 they moved from Selma, Ohio, to McKissick's Grove, 
Iowa; in 1861 to Ft. Scott, Kansas, and in August of the same year 
by wagon train overland to Pikes Peak, Colorado, travelling in con- 
stant fear of Indians. 

In November her two little children, Clara and Charles, died the 
same night of diphtheria, and were buried in the same coffin. 

Fler husband had a brilliant mind. He was at one time Repre- 
sentative in the Colorado Legislature. He was also the proverbial 
"rolling stone." 

She died in Kansas City, Missouri, 1870, leaving one lovely 
daughter who died suddenly in Silver Citv, New Mexico, in 1886. 



AIV No. 28. 

The youngest of the W'ilHam Marshall family, Samuel Clark, born 
December 11, 1840, at the age of twenty enlisted in the Fourth Ohio 
Cavalry, and was honorably discharged after serving his country three 
\ears in the Civil War. 

Later he was in Government employ in Nashville, Tennessee, 
where he married and lived until the death of his wife. 

In 1886 he was appointed Government Agent in the Navajo 
Agency, Ft. Defiance. Arizona. 

He died in Boston in 1894. His one son died in early manhood. 

Our branch of the family had many representatives in the dififerent 
wars of our country. 

Our father. Joseph E. Wilson in 1864 served in West Virginia 
as Lieutenant-Colonel of the 154th O. N. G. 

My daughter's husband, Dr Clarence S. Ramsey, was Captain 
and Quartermaster of the 3rd O. V. I. in the Spanish War. During 
the World War he offered his services, and was appointed a member 
of the draft examining board. 

My youngest son. Harold Marshall Wilson, was in the Philippines 
fighting the Moros. 

Jesse R. Holman, of Texas, son-in-law of my brother Frank E. 
Wilson, was Colonel of the 18th Engineers with the American Ex- 
peditionary Forces in France. 

A son, J. Marshall Wilson, was also in the Regiment. 

I can remember perfectly Great-grandfather Peter Huffman, and 
Great-grandmother Barbara, meeting them, when a child, at their 
daughter's home, Cartherine Marshall, our grandmother. 

He was short, and fair, with bright blue eyes, wearing what was 
called in those days a "wampus," probably the progenitor of the present 
day "sweater." 

Great-grandmother, also, was small in stature, and of dark com- 

After recording the above chapter by Mrs. Emma Wilson, I noted 
that she has not said a word about herself or her family. I knew^ 
she had a brother, William Marshall Wilson, AV No. 74, way up in 
Canada, and decided to inveigle him into giving me more information 
of Delila Wilson's family. A letter sent to him promptly brought the 
following information: 


" Joseph Ely Wilson and Delila Marshall were married at Selma. 
Ohio, December 2, 1845. After their marriage in 1845, father farmed 
for two years, three miles north of Yellow Springs. He then removed 
to Yellow Springs, where he was engaged in the lime and quarry 
business until the outbreak of the Civil War. In 1886, father bought 
lands near Greenwood, Jackson County, Missouri, where we resided 
from 1867 to 1870. Sister Emma being married in 1865, remained in 
Ohio. In 1870, the family returned to Yellow Springs, excepting 
brother Frank, then 21 years of age, who took a herd of }oung cows 
west to near Trinidad, Colorado, and began ranching. lie was after- 
wards in the hardware trade in Trinidad and Pueblo, and later was 
Sheriff and Treasurer, for a number of years, of Comanche County, 
Texas, where he later ranched. He still resides in Texas. 

My sister Emma was educated at Antioch College. She was a 
student of more than average ability. She married Charles Knott 
Wilson in 1865, and resided on a farm in Clark County, northwest 
of Yellow Springs, for twenty years. Her husband met with financial 
reverses, and during most of the lives of the children their mother 
was their main support, residing during those years mostly in Spring- 
field. I can truthfully say that Emma was a woman of strong charac- 
ter and j)ersonality, a devoted, sympathetic, affectionate mother, an 
active, energetic, practical and efficient woman, and at heart and 
mind a true mother — a most worthy daughter of a most unusual 

You ask how I come to be way up in Alberta. I think I may say 
that I inherited a love of nature, and also a pioneering spirit from 
my ancestors on both sides. I ha\'e always been attracted to the new 
lands, and am now in a most wonderful country, with a great un- 
developed empire to the north of us, for many hundreds of miles, that 
will ultimately surpass in wealth and population anything you can 
think of. You people of the South think of it as cold, but do you 
know that the coldest point in North America is in Montana, and 
that one thousand miles north of the United States, it is warmer than 
the Northwestern states ? ( I have lately learned that that statement 
is a fact. The author.) 

Before leaving Yellow Sprin,gs with my parents, (ov Missouri, 
and after I returned, I was for thirteen years in the primary or 
model school preparatory classes, and three years in the scientific 
courses in Antioch College. For two years, in 1874 and 75, and '75 
and '76, I was in the agricultural course of the State University at Col- 
umbus, Ohio. After my marriage, I farmed one year in Ohio, and 
then removed to Butler, Bates County, Missouri, where I farmed seven 


years. I was then farming seven years in Freemont County, Iowa, 
near Randolph, and in the Nishna Botna Valley. I was then for ten 
years in and near Webb City, Missouri, in the lead and zinc mining, or 
manufacturing of mining machinery and supplies. I was Vice Presi- 
dent and Manager of the Webb City Iron Works for a number of 
years. I returned to Yellow Springs in 1904, and remained there with 
Mother for a year, when I came to Alberta in 1906, and located the 
following year, with my second wife, Ruthetta Drake, of Yellow 
Spring, where I since have resided — farming, and breeding Short- 
horns and Durocs. 

My eldest daughter, Mary, a graduate of the Iowa State Uni- 
versity, married Thomas B. Powell, a graduate of Gambrier, in Ohio, 
and of law at the State University. He is in the law practice in 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. My second daughter is also married, and resides 
in Cedar Rapids, her husband being connected with the Quaker Oats 
Co. My youngest daughter, Gertrude, was educated at Oberlin, Ohio, 
and the Chicago Art Institute. She married Henry C. Cook, a gradu- 
ate of Princeton, a chemist, and has resided at Buffalo, New York, and 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he has been connected with the steel 
industry. Pie is now in Buft'alo, in the manufacturing business." 

Following are the records of the four children of Delila Marshall 
and Joseph Ely Wilson : 

AV No. 68. 

Emma Wilson was the first child of Joseph and Delila \\'i]son. 
She was born on September 29, 1846, Cortsville, Ohio. 

She married Charles K. Wilson on November 4th, 1865. They are 
the parents of four children. Elizabeth Wilson, AVII No. S2, who mar- 
ried Clarence Crooker, and they have one son, Ernest Seymour 
Crooker, AVIII ; Sarah Wilson. AVII No. 53, Hannah, AVII No. 54, 
deceased ; and Rachel Wilson. AVII No. 55 ; Delia Elizabeth Wilson, 
AVI No. Ill, who married Dr. Clarence S. Ramsey. They have one 
daughter, Louise Elizabeth Ramsey, AVII No. 56. Wilbur Clark 
Wilson, AVI No. 112, married \^era Jones, and are the parents of 
two children ; Francis Gertrude Wilson, AVII No. ^7 ; and Marshall 
Wilson, AVII No. 58. Harold Marshall Wilson, AM No. 113, mar- 
ried Martha Williams, and they are the parents of two children; Emma 
Louise Wilson, A\TI No. 59; and Ravmond Marshall Wilson, All 
No. 60. 


AV No. 69 

Frank E. Wilson was the second child of Deli la and Joseph Wil- 
son. He was born at Yellow Springs, Ohio, February 13, 1S49. 

He liiarried Lina WVight, November 13, 1877, at Comanche, 
Texas. They had six children, as follows : Kate E. Wilson, AVI No. 
113, born September 1. 1878; Lucille Wilson, AVI No. 116, born Janu- 
ary 15. 1880; Arthur Wilson, AVI No. 114, born December 23, 
i883, and died July 13, 1887; Joseph Wright Wilson, AVI No. 117, 
born August 26, 1886; Delia Wilson, AVI No. 119; and Marshall 
Wilson. AVI No. 118. 


AV No. 70. 

William Marshall Wilson was the third child of Delila and Josejih 
Wilson. He was born at Yellow Springs, Ohio, February 28, 1856. 
He married May A. Woodard, of Pennsylvania, November 21, 1877. 
His second marriage was to Ruthetta Drake. 

They had three daughters, as follows : Mary A. Wilson, AVI No. 
120, born February 2S, 1880; Lorena M. Wilson, AVI No. 121, born 
August 6, 1881 ; and dertrude H. Wilson, AVI No. 122, born August 
19, 1883. 


AV No. 71 

Hannah P. W^ilson w^as the youngest child of Delila and Joseph 
Wilson. She was born at Yellow Springs, Ohio, September 3, 1858. 

She married Edward J. Winslow, of California. To that union was 
born one son, Hugh B. Winslow. AVI No. 123, on December 22, 1883. 

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AIII No 5. 


Robert Marshall, son of William Marshall and Elizabeth Cole 
Marshall, was born in Frederick County, Virginia, on June 6, 1801, 
and died September 17, 1846, al)out three miles from Clifton, in 
Greene County. Robert and James, twins, were the fifth and sixth 
sons of the family. 

He is buried in the Blocksom Cemetery, about one mile west of 
Selma. I have visited his grave twice, within the past two years. 

He married Sarah Huffman in Greene County, Ohio, on April 
22, 1824. He came from Virginia with his parents when about four- 
teen years old. 

The Huffmans lived south of Xenia in Greene and Clifton Coun- 

For a time Robert and his wife lived south of Xenia in Greene 
County, where my father, S. H. Marshall, was born in 1829. 

Robert Marshall was a large man physically, as were all his sons, 
except my father. He was a man of determination and activity. His 
quality of determination was fully inherited by his sons and grandsons. 

He was a farmer, a dealer in live stock and a business man. At 
the time of his death, in addition to live stock and the farm, he was 
also operating a general store at Cortsville. about a mile from where 
Selma is at the present time. 

Robert Marshall died suddenly from an attack of pneumonia. 
in the prime of life, leaving large interests, but considerably involved. 

I remembered that Grandmother had a life estate in the home 
farm that was sold to Charles Stewart for certain annual payments 
during her life which lasted for about forty years. 

Flis estate went to Grandmother, and finally to George and Daniel 
H. Marshall. Whether it was much or little, I do not know but the 
others received nothing. 

Of his religious views or practice, I have no information. In 
politics, he was a whig ; his memory was held high in esteem by all 
his children. I have often heard father talk of him, and there would 


always be a wistful tenderness in his voice, as if he were speaking 
of a lost child. 

In my }'0uth. I remember hearing a great deal of Clinton County, 
where my grandmother would go to visit the MuiTtmans and Olges- 
bees. One of her sisters, Delila, married Daniel Olgesbee. 

I do not remember meeting any of the HuiTmans or Olgesbees 
until 1915. In that year I, my father and his cousin, Ro])ert Olgesbee, 
of Xenia. traveled all over the old neighborhood. My father was 
eighty-six and his cousin, seventy-six years of age. Father easily 
located the old house in which he was born although he had not seen 
it for seventy years. 

That day we visited several first cousins of Father's, the Huft'mans 
and Olgesbees. Among them was one sister of Robert Olgesbee, a 
widow living with her married daughter. She is a splendid type of 
womanhood ; tall, finely moulded, and of charming elderly appearance. 

The daughter, a fine example of modern American woman, with 
the beauty and grace inherited and acquired from right living and right 
thinking, lives in a lovely country home. Much we regretted, owing 
to our limited time, our inal)ility to stay and enjoy their profl:'ered 

We visited one of Robert Olgesbee's brothers and two of the 
Huft'mans, all of them well to do country people, with many l)road 
acres of as fine land as (^hio contains. 

In Wilmington, we found Christopher Huft'man, a first cousin of 
father and almost of the same age. They had not met since their 
boyhood days. 

He and his wife, a large healthy woman, had retired from the 
farm to a nice home in Wilmington. 

I do not recall e\'er having witnessed a more jiathetic scene than 
at this meeting. 

Christopher Huft'man harl been a man of large stature and acti\e 
mind. We found him on his bed, where he had been confined for 
many months, paralyzed from his hips down. 

It would have been a dull person, indeed, not to note his joy 
at finding father at his bedside. After spending some two hours in 
which they reviewed events of their boyhood da}s, and their lives, 
it was necessar}' for us to leave. 

The poor old fellow })iteousl\- {)leaded that Father stay with him ; 
he held his hand with both of his, until Father had to force himself 
free. We were compelled to leave him with the tears streaming down 
his face. 


On the trip with my father, we visited his father's old home 
about three miles from Clifton and two from Cortsville. We found 
it exactly as father had described it from memory of over sixty years 
before ; the rooms, the spring, the old log springhouse with its roof 
projecting some six feet over the spring, was leaning badly, but still 
standing. After taking a drink, he remarked. "That's the best water 
I ever drank, and it tastes just like it did seventy-five years ago." 

Over along the Pennsylvania Railroad, father pointed out several 
hundred acres of fine land that was formerly owned by his father. 

That strip of railroad formerly called the Little Miami Railroad 
was one of the first lines built in what was then called the West. 
Father worked on its construction. Robert furnished ties and timbers 
for it. It is now a double track trunk line. 

From what I saw, and what I heard on this trip, authoritatively 
let me assure the members of the family connected with the Huffman 
side of it, both those of my generation and those who come later who 
know nothing of their Huffman Ancestors, that they were men among 
men of whom they may well be proud. 

Sarah Huffman Marshall 

Sarah Huffman Marshall was the daughter of Daniel Huffman 
and Rosanna Peterson Huffman. 

She was born in Hardy County, Virginia, now West Virginia, 
on January 3, 1890. She departed this life on December 17, 1893, 
at the age of eighty-four years, near Clifton, Greene County, Ohio, 
and is buried in the Cedarville Cemetery, by the side of her son, 
Daniel Huffman Marshall. 


Rich indeed, is the early memory of every person which has 
impressed upon it the likeness of "Grandmother." 

Though the time of its existence may be short, or extend to three 
score years and ten, always will it remain, and dear to the secret heart 
is the memory. 

\\niile resting in the quiet wakeful darkness, that page of earliest 
youthful memories ever comes forth as a spirit from another land, 
to calm, to soothe, and to cheer a tired brain. 

Can there be found in all the words that we have known, a 
meaning sufficient to describe the tenderness, the sympathy, and the 
love sublime, of Grandmother's smile, or of the cadence of song that 
was Grandmother's voice : or has there ever been made a cradle or 
crib, with down so soft, and cover so comfortable and warm, as Grand- 
mother's lap and arms ? 


Can we intuitively discern between the kiss of a friend, the long 
kiss of a lover, the short kiss of a relative, and the kiss of love, 
Grandmother's kiss? 

Can we remember when little children, hand in hand, in our little 
bare feet, fairly flving over the field to Grandmother's ; were ever 
anybodies' cakes as good as Grandmother's cakes ; and from some- 
where, before time to go home, there would come a stick of candy, 
twisted red and white, sweeter than any that has ever since been made? 

It is near three score years, but I see her yet, sitting in the cool 
rear porch of the old farm home, and near by, the old fashioned 
well, with its "old oaken bucket, the iron bound bucket." I remember 
Grandmother's home, as if it were but yesterday. 

From youth, the years passed on, and with them my visits^ from 
necessity, became less and less. ( )n every return, however, it was 
ever the same; the quiet, tender, considerate, interested, sympathetic 
and loving Grandmother of my youth. Her whole life for the thirty 
years that I knew her. was but a benediction. 

At my earliest recollection, next to mother, grandmother was the 
whole world, past, present and future, to me. With others wherever 
the God of love rules, it is the same today. 

Some time after Robert Marshall's death, she married Elijali 
Plarper and we always knew her as Grandmother Harper. 

He died in 1867, and for twenty-six years she lived a widow. For 
many years she lived on the old place near Cedarville, her son George 
being with her most of the time. 

For several years before her death, she made her home with 
her only daughter Delila Stewart, at whose home she passed away. 

She was married when but fifteen years and two months of age. 
She always had good health. I cannot remember her being sick. 
A few years before her death, her mind became feeble. While in that 
condition when I would call upon her, she would not know me ; when 
told who I was, she would say, "Why, yes, Wallace, how is Somp?" 
(my father) and then pass back to blankness. \'ery. very ])athetic. She 
was always so quiet, gentle and kindly in her manner, that I cannot 
think of her as other than that. 

Her ancestors on her maternal side were Swiss-German, her grand- 
father having been born in Switzerland. She was called Virginia 
Dutch. She would often jabber in German to us children for our 

Since William Marshall, Jr., AHI No. 4, and Robert Marshall. 
my grandfather, both married HufTmans, it is of interest to two of the 


eleven families of that generation that I write of the Petersons and 

Sarah Huffman Marshall was the daughter of Daniel Huffman 
and Rosanna Peterson Huff'man, both of whom were born in Virginia 
in 1778. 

Daniel Huffman and Rosanna Peterson were married on May 28, 
1800. Rosanna died in December, 1846, and Daniel in 1848 in Clinton 
Countv, Ohio, and are buried in the Peterson Family Cemetery in 
that County. 

Barbara Peterson, sister of Rosanna, married Peter Huffman, 
brother of Daniel. They were born in Virginia. Barbara and Peter 
Huft'man are buried in the Selma Cemetery at Selma, Ohio. 

Their daughter Catherine married William Marshall, Jr., so these 
two families are doubly related. 

John Martin Peterson was born in Switzerland May 20, 1730. 
and emigrated to America with his parents July 23, 1736. He was 
the father of Rosanna and Barbara Peterson, also Elizabeth Peterson 
who married Garret Boots and John Peterson, who married Mary 
Harper, and Jacob Peterson, who married a sister of Mary Harper, 
and Joseph Peterson. 

The home of the Petersons was in Hardy, County, Virginia, 
wdiere John Martin Peterson died in 1820. 

John Martin's father was "Hans Jacob Peterson," born in Baren- 
veil Count3\ Switzerland, on January 7, 1706, and rfiarried Sarah 
Mohlerin on August 13, 1728. He emigrated to America in 1736 after 
procuring the necessary passport which is in the possession of the 
Peterson family of Wilmington, Ohio, and reads as follows: 

"The Burgomaster and Council of the city of Basle testify here- 
with that in our city and this region of the country, there is no con- 
tagious disease raging, but by the Grace of God we enjoy a pure air 
free from all infections, and we therefore manfully request that our 
former citizen Hans Jacob Peterson, together with his family, con- 
sisting of his wife and four children intend to travel, first by water 
to Rotterdam, and per ship to the Island of Pennsylvania, be per- 
mitted to pass and repass all places safely and without hindrance. Such 
favors we are ready promptly to return according to our government 
custom. Given under the printed smaller seal of our city the 23rd day 
of April, 1736." 

With his family he arrived at Philadelphia. After living in 
Pennsylvania for some years he went with his family to Augusta 
County, Virginia, that being a frontier settlement where the settlers 
were much exposed to Indian raids, which were frequent. 


His second son, John Martin Peterson, our ancestor, with others, 
was taken prisoner by the Indians, and was six months with them 
west of the Ohio Ri\x'r in the Muskintijum, Siota and Miami Valleys. 

After many hardships, he succeeded in makin.^' his escape and 
worked his way throug-h North Carolina to his home. 

At another time, three of Ilans Jacob's daughters were ca])turcd 
bv the Indians. One was a captixe six years, another for ft)urteen 

The Petersons mostly moved to Clinton and Greene counties, Ohio. 
It is claimed that John Martin when a prisoner was the hrst white 
man to travel over these counties, which later became the home of 
most of his descendants. 

The histories of Clinton and (ireene Counties in the State Library 
at Columbus give a lengthy account of the Peterson family. 

I have almost a complete record of the Peterson family. While 
looking up Martin Peterson's record I found his grandson, Solomon, 
had moved from Ohio to Montgomery County. Indiana. 

Some twenty years ago, a Mr. Charles Peterson was civil engineer 
instructor in Purdue University and worked in my office during 

His father had been a County Commissioner in Montgomery 
County with whom I had done considerable business. They were 
fme men. 

When I found that Soloman had moved to Montgomery County, I 
addressed a letter to the brother of Charles, inquiring if he knew who 
his ancestors w^ere. 

A reply gave his record just as I had it back to John Martin Peter- 
son who was his and my great-great-grandfather. So Charles Peter- 
son, my friend of twenty-five years ago (deceased 1905) was also 
my relative though neither suspected it. 

In the notes of the Peterson family that I ha\'e possessed for 
several years, there was a Revolutionary War Record of three years 
assigned to John Martin. I have taken careful pains to investigate 
that statement and am fully con\inced from legal documents and 
records that it is a mistake. 

The Petersons, both of Ohio and Indiana are of tlie best and 
foremost people of their localities. 



AIV No. 29 

(By Belle Carver and Morton M. Marshall) 

William Marshall was the first child of Robert and Sarah Hiifif- 
man Marshall. He was born in Greene County, Ohio, January 
19, 1825, on his mother's sixteenth birthday. He died at Green- 
castle, Indiana, August 30, 1912. He was married to Lucy E. 
Dimmitt February 17, 1846. in Chillicothe, Ohio. To them nine 
children were born, six of whom are living. In 1861 he with his 
wife and six children moved to Indiana, leaving an indebtedness 
there of twelve hundred dollars ($1200.00) bearing 10 per cent 
interest. He and the eldest son Robert travelled in a covered 
wagon drawn by two horses with a two-year-old colt following, 
the trip requiring weeks of time over almost impassable roads. 
The wife and younger children travelled by train. They rented a 
farm on the Wea Plains, near LaFayette. later removing to a larger 
farm in the vicinity of Montmorenci. 

Shortly after the close of the Civil War. with the assistance 
of the family, he was able to return to Ohio and settle in full 
all indebtedness, with a surplus remaining. This surplus enabled 
him to make a payment on an eighty-acre farm at Montmorenci, 
to which he moved, thereby giving the family better school and 
church advantages. For years he was a trustee of the Methodist 
Church of that place. He was also a trustee of the cemetery com- 
pany and one of its incorporators. Later he sold the farm and 
moved to Pulaski County. 

Two years later he returned to Tippecanoe County, to the 
farm owned by his son Robert, on Slim Prairie. Robert at that 
time was left alone by the recent death of his wife. 

In 1890. no longer able to do farm work, he moved to Otter- 
bein. Benton County, living there until 1903. when he purchased 
a good home in Greencastle that he might be near his son, Morton 
M. ]\Iarshall. and daughter. Belle M. Carver, of that place. After 
the death of his wife in 1909. he spent the remaining years of his 
life in the home of Mrs. Carver. 

William Marshall was a fine type of manhood, well propor- 
tioned, weighing two hundred pounds and of great strength and 
endurance, quiet, unassuming and home loving. Xot being sub- 
ject to draft in the Civil War. he nevertheless contributed gener- 
ously to the cause in ever}- way possible. His children were taught 
by precept and example that honesty was the best policy and to do 
right for right's sake. 


He was a splendid singer of church music. In his hist hours 
he said the happiest hours of his Hfe were when he was surrounded 
by his chikh-en singing the beautiful okl hymns. 

U. wn. n life-lom2- ReinibHcan, never an office-seeker, or ofhce- 


Lucy Dimmitt Marshall, the wife of William Marshall, was 
born in Chillicothe, Ohio, August 2, 1826. Died at Greencastle, 
Indiana, September 25, 1909. She was the daughter of Robert and 
Eleanor Dimmitt. She had one sister, Ellen D. Smith. Her father 
died in New Orleans when she was four }'ears of age ; two years 
later the mother married Isaac S. Wade and six children were born 
to them. She died in Springfield, Mo., about 1883. 

Lucy Dimmitt was a woman of fine personality, characterized 
by high ideals, making great sacrifices for her home and children, 
especially during the earlier years. She was originally a member 
of the Presbyterian church, but in the absence of that church the 
entire family joined the Methodist church, in which she worked as 
long as age and strength permitted. Her best work was done with 
children, having charge of the primary department of the Sunday 
school for a series of years. She was generous and charitable al- 
most beyond her means to those in need. A woman of strong con- 
victions, fearless and outspoken, she made enemies as well as last- 
ing friends. 

Her quick, ner\ous temperament was in direct contrast to the 
methodical ways of her luisl)and, but each was the complement of 
the other, and only the children could appreciate the respective 
worth of both parents. Of their five sons. William Marshall. Jr., 

1 and Roswell Smith Marshall died in infancy. 


I Of the eight grandchildren, all the six grandsons served in the 

i W^orld W^ar. 


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AIV No. 29 

(By Belle Carver and Morton M. ^Marshall) 


He was a splendid sing^er of church music. In Iiis last hours 
he said the happiest hours of his h'fe were when he was surrounded 
by his chil(h-en siui^ini;- the beautiful old hynnis. 

lie was a life-lont;^ Republican, ne\er an office-seeker, or office- 
holder, but a supporter of all public and ci\ic im])rovements. 

Jiumanity was made richer by the life of W'illiaiu .Marsliall. 
The last years of his life were passed in rest and comfort and he 
looked forward to his death with confidence and faith. 


AV No. 95 

Robert D. Marshall, eldest son of \Villiani and Lucy ^larshall. 
was born January 1st, 1847. In ])olitics he was a Republican, I>ut 
with him the church held first ])lace. He was a tireless worker in 
both the Sunday school and church of the Methodist Church, lie 
was a progTessi\e man along- all lines, and a successful farmer. 

Being- the eldest son, he was the mainstay of the entire familv 
as loni^ as he lived. He was of fine physique, g;enerous. affable and 
kind. He possessed many friends in all walks of life. Married 
Miss Emma Waldrip. of Attica, bAdiruar}- 22, IS77. She died four 
years later with the birth of a child. The next year he purchased 
a 190-acre farm on Slim Prairie. l)uilt a good house and established 
a home which he maintained until the time of his death, Xo\em- 
ber 29, 1885. 


AV No. 96 

Florence X. was the eldest daughter of William and Lucv 
Marshall, born in Ohio. November 23, 1848. She was a dainty little 
woman, tireless her devotion to the brothers and sisters and later to her 
own family. 

She was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church, cheery 
and hopeful always. 

She married Thomas McCiinitie in Kansas City, Missouri, October 
26, 1881, living- for a number of years in Chicago and I'nilman, 
where their two sons, William Marshall and lulward D., were 
born, later going to Seattle, Washington. 

Both sons are prosperous business men; both are married. 

Marshall has two daughters. Caroline and Lucy. 

Florence'.^ husband died three years ago at Seattle. Washing- 
ton. She owns a comfortable home in that cit\-, but at i~)resent 
is living in Crandview. AWashington. that >he may be near her son 
Edward. Both sons served in the war. 



AV No. 97 
(By the Author) 

James Edgar is the second son of William and Lucy ]\Iarshall. 

He was born in 1851 in Greene County, Ohio. He is another 
great-grandson of William Marshall, Sr., and Elizabeth Cole, who 
has made his mark in the world and will always hold it. 

Note that middle name "Edgar." It is just a little different 
from "Edward." It is not so common. Neither was it intended to 
be. There is an exclusiveness about it. 

It was a part of the training of all (jf his family, even as was 
their religion, to call him "Edgar," and never under any circum- 
stances, aggravating or otherwise, to abbreviate it to the plebeian 
"Ed." I never heard any member of his family call him anything 
but "Edgar," and never heard anybody else call him any name but 
"Ed." So I must say that James Edgar has always been accorded 
a little more family respect than most boys, or even men, receive. 

He was born between Cedar\"ille and Jamestown, and the 
James in his name may have been for the first part of the town's 

When I was a boy and li^•ed near there, it was called "Jim- 
town." It is a certainty, however, that J. E. has never been called 

By his family he is "Edgar," by the neighborhood and neigh- 
bors he is "Ed," and in print he is and will be known as J. E. 

He was only about ten years old when his family left Ohio and 
came to Indiana. 

Some five years ago, I was all over that old second bottom of 
the Little Miami Ri\er, along the old Federal Pike between Cedar- 
ville and Jamestown, and took particular note of the la}' of the 
land, of its qualit}', and its products. In view of James Edgar's 
subsequent discriminating attachment for good land, I am con- 
vinced that had he loeen a few }ears older when he left there, he 
would never ha\e come without ha\'ing a section or two of that 
land tied to him. 

AMien his family came to Indiana in 1861, they rented a farm 
near Wear Creek and well to the east end of the famous Wea Plains, 
where they resided for some two years before moA'ing to the Mont- 
morenci neighborhood. 


James Edgar, a boy of twelve, and Roljcrt, liis l)r()tIuT. four years 
older, must have been at that age sturdy characters. More tlian 
twenty A'ears after they had left that neighborhoi )il. I made the 
acquaintance, in a business wa}', of ex'ery resident on the I'lains. 
and it was remarkable tlie mnnber oi times 1 was a>ked al)oui 
Robert and Edgar ]\farshall. 

About eight years after they had mo\ed from the W'ea, or, to 
be exact, a]:)out 10 t)"clock on the night of Jantiary J, 1S71, on the 
Pine \'illage road, just beyond Indian Creek', and one and one- 
half miles south of Alonlmorenci. there climbed otit of a big wagon 
mv father, my mother and their sexen children, and we were at 
my L'ncle \\Hliam"s home. 

That was the first time 1 liad ever seen James E. or any of his 
famil}-. The next da\- we proceeded to our own one-room log- 
cal)in, as related further on in this history. From that night to this 
night it is nearing fifty-one \ears. For the first seventeen years 
I lived within one to one and one-half miles, and since that time 
within eight miles, of J. E. Marshall. 

It was for that reason, when I requested lielle and Mort, his 
brother and sister, to give me a sketch of the family. 1 told them 
to omit J. E., as I knew him better than they did and could relate 
all the mean things he had ever done. 

At that time, in 1871. J. E. was twenty years of age, and was 
working with his father and Robert on the farm, south of Mont- 

lie had attended the towniship schools in (Jhio, and in the 
winter months in Indiana, until that time. That with fifteen years' 
attendance at Sunday School finished his early education. 

Mis father and mother were consistent, strict Methodists, and 
from a child he had been brcutght up in the straight and narrow 
wa}'. acc(Trding to the discipline of the Methodist Episcopal denom- 

In 1872, his father bought a farm adoining the \illage of Mont- 
morenci, and Edgar and Robert t<)ok charge of the large farm the 
family had been renting. 

For the next six years they farmed and transacted business 
together. Whether the_\' were [partners or each handled his own 
aft'airs I never knew. At any rate, they lived at the same place, 
worked together, and did l)usiness together. I ha\e heard it said 
that they were \ery kind to themselves, in that they jirovided 
themselves with two meals each night (breakfast and supper). They 
saved the daylight for work all right, and any playing was done 
after sundow^n. 


From what follows, it will be shown that Ed is a successful 
man. At this point however, I wish to revert to his brother Rob- 
ert as I knew him. Physically he was a man six feet or more in 
height, straight as an arrow, not heavy nor light, but built like 
an athlete. 

He was a man of commanding appearance, and attracted at- 
tention wherever he went. Self assurance and confidence in him- 
self so radiated that others instantly had confidence in him. He 
had humor and a pleasant countenance. All with all, I think he 
was the most affable and gracious Marshall that I have ever known. 

His personality and demeanor were but the ^■isible part of him. 
For the other part he was a spinning dynamo of initiative, energy 
and character. When I write the word "character" in connection 
with Robert D. Marshall, I do not mean his membership in the 
church, the Epworth League or Sunday school, together with the 
Christian Graces all of which he possessed, but I mean the man 
with the will to do and accomplish his purpose, to place his wits 
in open combat against those of his competitors or opponents and 
take the consequences without a murmur, whether they be favor- 
able or unfavorable ; the man whose word is as good as his bond 
and everybody knows it. 

His brother and sister modestly say, he was a successful 
farmer. He was all that, and in addition was an uncommonly 
shrewd, competent, and successful business man. He did not till 
the soil, sell the crops and wait for the next season as did most of 
the typical farmers of his day, but he was astride of his horse out 
and after trades in stock and other commodities, both early and 
late. So that his estate probably equalled as much as all the grain 
he ever raised would have brought at its market price, not count- 
ing anything for expense of raising it or for living. 

As he and J. E. were together for six years there will be more 
of this further on. 

I give it as my opinion, that, had Robert D. Marshall not been cut 
short in early manhood, this history would have recorded him as 
one of the most successful men, financially, of the whole Marshall 

Going back to the subject of this sketch. James Edgar's in- 
heritance at twenty-one years of age consisted of a strong, healthy, 
vigorous body, containing a mind fairly well educated, and per- 
fectly trained in honesty, integrity, self-respect, habits of industry 
and the principle that character, and not wealth makes the man. 


That was all, but no }'ounL;' man ever rcccixed a more \'alual)le 

With that as capital, he began farming and business on quite 
a large farm, considerably cut up into patches by Indian Creek, 
together with his brother Robert. 

As Robert was four years older than he, I am inclined to think 
he emulated some of Robert's characteristics and profited there- 
from, since later in life the}' both followed the same tactics with 
Robert the more aggressive. On those creek bottoms and the uplands, 
they raised corn, big corn, immense corn, and lots of it, but 1 never 
saw them selling any corn. That was farming. 

When he was seen on his saddle-horse galloping off into the 
prairie, or down in the flat woods, stopping at some farmer's dicker- 
ing for a colt, a calf, a bunch of shoats or se\cnteen head of stock 
steers that were good for nothing but to eat and drink, and then 
seen driving them to his farm where there was plenty of water in 
Indian Creek and plenty of corn in the cribs to make them grow 
into money, that was business. 

Manv a farm lad with ecjual chances, then and now. with nega- 
tive character, wt)nders how he could do it without capital. The 
answer is, he had capital. 

He had the inheritance cited above, plus positive character. 
Character meant do things; keep his promises; fulfill his contracts; 
pay what and when he agreed, and character furnished him cap- 
ital in the following manner. In those days there were not banks 
at every cross-road as at ]:)resent. There were banks in the city, 
but for even an old well-to-do farmer to borrow money he nearly 
had to mortgage his soul in addition to his property to raise a few 
dollars, with nothing doing for a young fellow witliout landed in- 

In Alontmorenci there was a merchant who loaned money, al- 
most exclusively on mortgages. He was a keen judge of human 
nature. He had seen these boys grow from boys to young men and 
knew their character. With him their notes were good, and there 
never was a time when a bargain came along and j. R. wanted to 
take it in but that he could do it whether he had the money in 
his pocket or not. If he didn't have it. he knew where he could get 
it without fail. I'ositive character and stamina ga\c him his op- 
portunity, and of course he made money. 

The negative on-looker then and now, may have just as good 
an education, just as good morals, possess better social graces, have 
membership in the church and all it auxiliaries. l)ut they are not 


accepted as collateral at any bank of discount when lacking initi- 
ative and positive character. 

In the fifty years of my memory of economical conditions in 
our country, there has been no more depressing, hard times for 
those in agricultural pursuits than the early seventies, culminating 
in the panic of seventy-three. And this w^as the time J. E. was get- 
ting on his feet in a business way. I can not recollect of wet sea- 
sons or dry seasons ruining the crops, or of hog cholera taking the 
last porker, but I have no doubt he met with just these things at 
times, as everyone else did. 

I, however, have a very clear recollection of what I considered 
a calamity overtaking him one of those early years. To cultivate a 
farm of some three hundred acres, it requires a number of teams 
of horses. About mid-summer, when they had all their teams in the 
fields, there suddenly came up a heavy thunder storm. The men 
rushed all the teams to a large shed nearby. A stroke of lightning 
struck the shed, passed through and instantly killed every horse 
they had. Aly recollection is, there were eight horses. Plow the 
men escaped I have forgotten. If that would not shake the nerves 
and try the metal of a young beginner, I do not know wdiat would. 
I remember my boyish sympathy went out more to those hard work- 
ing beginners on that day than it ever did before or has since to 
anyone else. 

For some five years James Edgar farmed as described and went 
after business. He also went a-courting. His family at that time 
was one of the prominent families of the neighborhood, socially and 
in the church. The Harvey \^'estfall family was the most prom- 
inent family sociallv, and in the church, and in addition likely the 
wealthiest family in the whole neighborhood. The Westfalls had 
two grown daughters and one son at that time. James Edgar gave 
his attentions to Jennie, the older daughter, and ^lark, the Westfall 
son, showed marked preference for Edgar's sister Ellen. 

Edgar and Jennie were married on February 3, 1876, and JMark 
and Ellen were married on November 25, 1874. Later, in 1880, I 
married a niece of Harvey AVestfall, his sister's daughter, so that 
the Westfall family and the Marshall family of Indiana are pretty 
well tied together. 

Jennie Martha Westfall was brought up at her parents' beautiful 
country home, two miles north of Montmorenci with all the ad- 
vantages of a highly cultured family. She was well educated in 
the schools and with a finished musical training. Along with her 
social culture however, she was taught every rudiment of household 


economics that was iiecessai'}- in operating- a lar^e farm. So when 
she and Edijar were married she was not onl\- ])rei)are(l to preside 
gracefully over the household, but also to take lier part and per- 
form it well, in the whole scheme of life, which she has done until 
this day. 

Ellen Marshall at the time of her marriage to Mark was the 
beauty of her family. 'Jdiat was not all. 1 still ha\e a recollection 
that she was about the ])rettiest girl in the whole neighborhood. 
She and ]\Iark have li\ed an ideal life, mostly in (Oklahoma Cit\-, 
and have raised two boys, Paul and Leslie. All are hnanciallv suc- 
cessful and of the highest t}pe of citizens. While Ellen was the 
beauty of the family when a girl, and it was worthy of notice at the 
time, it couldn't always be so. 

When I saw Clara, Ellen's sister, last, some few years ago, she 
had been transformed into decidedly the finest looking matron of 
the famil}-. She was not only of exceptionally fine appearance her- 
self, but her daughter, Mrs. Ditmars, would favorably attract one's 
attention at the first glance. They live in r.rookl}-n, N. Y. The 
daughter knows her I'aris and London, and hits the high spots of 
the Metropolitan development of Xew York, notwithstanding her 
Quaker great-great-grand father. 

I know it is a dangerous pastime to write about the looks of 
woman. l)ut nay, nay, my dear ladies, the truth must Drexail whether 
it is written or not. 

I^efore starting to trace the life ])athwa}' of James lulgar and 
Jennie Martha, together, I must write more of her family because 
of my personal knowledge and associations with them. 

Jennie's maternal grandmother \\-as an r)hio h^jster. M \- wife's 
paternal grandmother was an Ohio h^)ster, and thev were cousins. 
Their common ancestor. Rev. John Foster, First, was a Revolution- 
ary Soldier, l)y virtue of which m_\' daughter is a niem])er of the 
Patriotic Society, The Daughters of the American Revolution, and 
Jennie may be if she so desires. So the relationship to that extent 
is a little mr)re scrambled. 

Jennie's maternal grandfather was Samuel Shigle}', a pioneer 
resident of Shelby Township, his large country home still stands 
one mile north of ]\Iontmorenci. Before he dixided his estate he 
owned all the land on both sides of th.e highwa}- for three and one- 
half miles from Montmorenci, north. His home was built just in the 
edge of the timber and his farm lands went out into the l^oundless 
Grand Prairie. 


As a boy I remember him well, but that was before my life work 
taught me to be an expert judge of men. Only recently I have seen 
a fine large picture of him, and it needs but a glance at that picture to 
understand why he possessed all that land. Every feature of that 
face demonstrates ability. For two years, when eighteen and nine- 
teen yars of age, I w^orked on his farm for Jennie's father, and lived 
with the family. 

Her mother was general manager of that house and all it con- 
tained, but I never knew as soft spoken, gentle, kindly, and pleasant 
a woman in all my life. I was only a farm hand, but was treated 
almost like one of the family, not only for those two years, but for 
the nearly forty years that she lived thereafter. All those years I 
thought of her as if she were mother. Jennie inherited many of 
her ways and characteristics, and at this time is in apparance just 
like her mother forty years ago. 

Her father. Harvey Westfall, was the only gentleman farmer 
and farmer gentleman combined that I have ever known. I have 
heard of them, and have seen many so called. However, when you came 
to examine them, they were l^ankers, merchants or professional 
men appearing on the farms they owned, dressed like city men 
with other interests equal or paramount to the farm. Or they were 
farmers that worked on their farms in work clothes, had other in- 
terests and dressed themselves according to the position they hap- 
pened to occupy for the moment. 

Harvey Westfall had several hundred broad acres of fine farm 
land and he made it his sole business to manage his agricultural 
interests. I never knew of his having a dollar's interest in anything 
else whatsoever. He was a man of fine proportions, six feet or 
more in height and made by nature perfect in form. I do not believe 
that from the time I first knew him he ever had a colored shirt or 
pair of overalls (the common dress of the farmer of those days), 
to his name. Whether week day or Sunday, he always w^ore cloth- 
ing thcit fit t(T perfection, made of the finest materials, selected with 
the most discriminating judgment and made by the best merchant 
tailors in LaFayette. 

I never saw him out of the house without a white collar and 
a necktie. He was never over-dressed nor flashy, Init always dressed 
like a gentleman. 

He always kept a good riding horse for his farm work, and a 
special team of fine driving horses for the carriage on the road, 
only. Every day in the summer season that saddle-horse took him 


to every part of the lars^-'e farm, anions;' the cattle, aloiiL;' the fences, 
over to the men in the fiehls, a continuous r()un(h 

Two thini2,s he always did himself. One was to salt the cattle, 
and the other to see that every load of feed for his cattle was ])laceil 
just as he wanted, and that ret^ardless of weather. I lis work hf)rses 
and drivins:: horses were always kept slick and fal, summer and 
wdnter. A\'hen 6 o'clock came, even in the lony summer days, his 
teams and men nuist leave the fields. 

Notwithstanding he no doubt had many provocations, the only 
cross words he ever spoke to me in the two years I worked for 
him was on an occasian when he sent me to help a neighbor thresh 
oats. The machine didn't stop until sundown, which was about 
half-past seven. When I g-ot home, he was out of humor, and 
snapped, "Why didn't you stay all night?" 

His broad pastures and tilled land were kept at the highest 
point of fertility, with all fences and buildings in perfect repair. To 
maintain that was his business. He had no other. A gentleman 

He was not a many sided man, but a man of only two sides. One 
side I have described. The other side was moral force. He was a 
specialist in occupation and a specialist in association with hu- 
manity. He was inflexible in wnll-power and strength of character. 
At all times he was dignified in l:)earing and among strangers of a 
reserved demeanor. In his community, among his people, and with 
his friends, he was easy to approach and always of a friendly and 
sympathetic nature. 

His wdiole life was centered in his church and the Montmo- 
renci Sunday School. While of course he was interested in civic 
afifairs and performed his full duties, his whole energy and life work 
was devoted to the Sunday School and church for the forty years 
that I knew him. The real good that he did to thousands of boys 
and men in moulding their characters, and fitting them f(^r life, 
through his moral force and teachings, is incalculal)le. He was a 
model husband and father, and his children worshipped him, and he 
was a farmer gentleman. 

I am aware this is all on the border line of the Marshall his- 
tory, but two of their children are a part of the Indiana ^Marshall 
familv, which gives one excuse, and the other is, I know nowhere 
else that I can leave in print mv high api)reciation of the nearly 
forty years of their encouraging friendship. 

I will return to the subject of this sketch and try not to jump 
the track more than two or three times more. 


After J. E. and Jennie were married, they made their home on 
the rented farm south of Montmorenci for about three years, where 
they continued farming and business. 

In the fall of 1879, George Bringham, my brother-in-law, and I 
constructed the six-room house three-quarters of a mile north of 
Montmorenci, that they have occupied for forty-two years. 

They have named the place "Edgewood." It is in the edge of 
a grove, and on the edge of the Grand Prairie, so is properly named. 
They started there with about one hundred acres of land. I think 
they now have some five hundred acres thereabouts, and consider- 
ably more than that in other places. 

For many years he continued his intensive application to the 
farm and the stock business, always ready to take in any bargain 
that came along. For miles around the country in every direction 
everybody knew, if they had anything to sell worth the money, 
where to go to get it. Even yet he has a few colts and calves grow- 
ing into money. 

About twenty years ago he became interested in bank stocks. 
Since that time he has been a gentleman farmer and banker. He 
pla3's the role of each in the typical way. 

He will impress one as a farmer, when talking farm and on the 
farm. Then when it comes to talk bank, securities, and credit, he 
is the proverbial banker. 

He is the president of the Montmorenci State Bank ; is a di- 
rector of the City National Bank of LaFayette ; vice-president and 
director in the Battle Ground State Bank, and how many others, I 
do not know. 

For a number of years, while he is on the go most of the time, 
he has been taking excellent care of himself, physically, and not 
working his head off. 

He has always saved his money and spent none of it for dis- 
play. He keeps two good Ford cars. 

I have heard the tale that his father-in-law op])osed his mar- 
riage on account of his being poor, and that he made the declaration 
that he intended to be worth more than his father-in-law. I do not 
believe there was any truth in it, as I did not hear of it until lately, 
and I was surely in position to have heard of it at the time if true. 
They had differences of opinion, because both were strong minded 
men, but I never heard from either, anything of that kind. How- 
ever, if he did make the statement, he has made it good. 

Others remark al^out their living in the same old fashioned 
house, all these years, when they could build a castle if they wished. 


I suspect they feel just as T do al)OUt my old-fasliioncd thirty-year-old 
place ou \Vii;\i4ins street. It just suits me. and 1 dim't care a 
picayuue what other peo])le like or think, ] am i^nini;- to ha\e it just 
that way until I aiu i;"<tne, in spite of an\tliin^-, — except tire. ( )lher 
people, who are not hlled with en\-y, may feel the same \\a\-. 

In the husiness world, he has manv men of >tan(lin<;- and char- 
acter anioni;- his friends, and for the same (pialities that attract 
friends, he has some first class enemies. 'Idieir ai^,L;'ressi\e inter- 
ests ha\e clashed. 1 ha\e a few enemies that I am as proud of as 
I am of my friends. 

In politics, J. K. was hroui^ht U]) a Rei)ul)lican and has always 
been a Republican. 

In our young- da\s, both lixing in the same precinct, we often 
disagreed. At that time, locall}-, he was for the man more than 
party. 1 was for the ])arty fellow that we could elect the easiest, 
and didn't take the trouble to look up his pedigree too close. 

In 1912, he quietly stood by the bosses while 1 did the kicking". 
Neither of us ever held a public office, ne\er ran for one, and ne\'er 
wanted one. Our obituaries will sa\e ink to that extent anyway. 

Now at sixty and se\ent}- years of age, we are both so conserv- 
ative in our views, that we believe only about twenty-five per cent 
of the voters are qualified to vote in the country, and are ready to 
prove it. 

Republican, Repul)lican is our name. 
Republicans till we die. 
Been receix ed in the Rei)ublican camp. 
Stay on the Re])ublican side. 

And now, we will just reverse the paraphasing and tell \ou 
what James E. has been and is, from another \iewpoint^ 

Methodist. Aletlujdist is my name, 
Methodist till 1 die. 
Been baptized in the IVIethodist church, 
And will sta}' on the Methodist side. 

That is James K. Marshall for the fifty-one }ears that 1 have 
known him. He has attended Sunda}' school and the church serv- 
ices all these years. At a time, many years ago. \\ hen he could not 
get a sufficient output for Sunday school energv at Montmorenci. 
he organized one down in his old neighborhood, known as "'Buck- 
eye," of which he was general manager, superintendent and financial 
sponsor, for several years. Since that time, he has been acti\e in 
the Montmornci M. E. Sundav school. His greatest interest in life, 


outside of business, has been cast with the church and Sunday 
school, for making boys and girls into good moral citizens. 

He takes much interest in the Masonic Fraternity, belongs to 
the Blue Lodge Chapter, Knights Templars, and Scottish Rite, 
Thirty- two degrees, and Mystic Shrine. 

He attends the meetings locally, at the State Capital, and the 
Tri-annual Conclave wherever held all over the country. He is 
seventy years of age, but in appearance, action and disposition, is 
not over fifty. He attends every gathering and meeting of a very 
active community, and enjoys and takes a part in all of it. He goes 
about ten times more than I do. although about ten years older. 

That's all right, Ed, I have children to do my getting about, 
and you haven't. In appearance he is a Alarshall as you will ob- 
serve from his photograph printed herein. 

He has plenty of humor, and is an agreeable and pleasant com- 
panion anywhere. For sixty years the name Marshall has been on 
the tax lists, and a familiar one in Shelby Township. When he 
passes, the last of the family by that name will be gone from the 
old neighborhood, but the name will be remembered. 

He seems to have a long memory. At least, he always remem- 
bers a string of jokes he tells on me, with the greatest glee. And I 
have some on him. It would be a sad day when we should forget 

Of Belle and Morton, who wrote the short history of their 
family, I want to add a few facts. Not many of our people have 
known them. 

Belle has been a widow for many years. She always kept 
her home and brought up her boy, educated him in the grade 
schools, then in the university, fitting him to start in life under the 
most favorable circumstances. 

Captain Edgar Carver shows in every characteristic his careful 
bringing up. A manly man, of great ability of whom his mother is 
justly proud. 

M. ]\Iorton Marshall is a broad minded, strong character. He 
is well informed concerning his country, its history, and present 
conditions, and is the kind of business man to hold radicals and 
traitors in check in the time of need. He is of a friendly disposition, 
and the more one sees of him the more one likes him. He is well- 
to-do, and stands high in business, social, and political affairs in the 
city of Greencastle, Indiana. 

Since writing the first part of this sketch, the splendid looking 
woman, Clara Marshall Sawyer, with her kindly disposition, love 


of family and love of country, has passed away, ha\ing- died in 
Brooklyn, New York, in December, 1*)21. 

AV No. 98 

Ellen J. was the second dauc^hter of William and Lucy Mar- 
shall, born December 6, 1853, with the happy faculty of seeing- the 
silver lining' to every cloud. 

She married Wm. Mark Westfall, a farmer of near Montmo- 
renci, and the two sons, W. Paul W^estfall and I^eslie M. Westfall, 
were born on the farm. Later, while the sons were being educated, 
Paul as a druggist and chemist, Leslie as a doctor and specialist, 
Mark engaged in the hardware business in Otterbein and Lab^av- 
ette. Later still, they moved to Oklahoma City, to become associated in 
business with the son, Paul, a druggist of that city. 

Dr. Leslie married Miss Betty Lou Simms, of Oklahoma City, 
and they have one daughter. 

Both Paul and Leslie have had signal success in their chosen 
professions, due in great measure to the loyal support of their par- 
ents. Paul served in the world war, as purchasing agent of drug- 
gists' supplies ; Captain Leslie as a physician overseas. 


AV No. 99 

Clara Wade Marshall was the third daughter of William and 
Lucy Marshall. She was born February 15, 1856. in Ohio. It was 
to Clara that the whole family appealed for help in every need, and 
it was Clara who gave it generously. Possessed of marked artistic 
ability, could she have been educated along those lines, I believe 
she would have had success. She married Walter Sawyer, of 
Francisville, Alarch 15, 1882. 

Clara's greatest pride and comfort has been in her children. 
Roswell, the son, commissioned first lieutenant, was stationed in 
W^ashington, where Clara spent three years. Lucy, the daughter, is 
married and living in Brooklyn. New York. There Clara was very 
ill for more than a }'ear. The best medical aid was obtained, and 
every comfort provided by Lucy's husband, Mr. Gregory Dittmar, 
and herself, making Clara's recovery possible. 

Pier address is 602 3rd St.. Brooklyn, New York. 


AV No. 100 

Lucy Belle Marshall, youngest daughter of William and Lucy 
Marshall, was born December 23, 1859. She married Morton Carver, 
a young" farmer of Morton, Indiana, Noveml^er 26, 1885, a man of 
line personality and sterling worth in that community. Nine years 
later he was thrown from a horse, dying of his injuries. Later 
Belle rented the farm, purchased a home in (jreencastle, a college 
town, where Edgar Marshall Carver, the only child, entered high 
school, later graduating as a mechanical engineer at Purdue LTni- 
versity at LaFayette. He immediately l^ecame associated with the 
Dodge Power Transmission Company, of ]\lishawaka, Indiana, and 
is still with this company. He was a commissioned captain, serving 
in the Engineers' Division at Washington, D. C, and later in Chi- 
cago, in the World War. He married Miss Avalyn Parks, of Indian- 
apolis. They have a little daughter, Carolyn, and reside in South 
Bend, Indiana. 

The door of Belle's home in Greencastle is always open to her 
friends and relatives. 


AV No. 101 

Morris Morton, the third living son of William and Lucy Mar- 
shall, was born April 22, 1866. He was for several years a farmer 
and stock raiser. He married Laura Radclifif, of Greencastle, where 
he has been engaged in the grain and building supply business for fif- 
teen years, under the firm name of Marshall & O'Hair. He is a man 
weighing about 160 pounds, quiet, unassuming, not much of a mixer, 
but a conservative, successful and respected business man. He is a 
staunch Republican. He was made a Mason shortly after his 21st 
birthday, now ha\ing membership in Temple Lodge, Greencastle. 
He is characterized b}' his close friends, of whom he has many, as a 
"Man among ]\len." 

They have one daughter. Eugenia, who married Harold Com- 
stock. a successful merchant of ^ylonroe, Alichigan. 


AIV No. 30 

Daniel Huffman Marshall was the second son of Robert and 
Sarah Huffman Marshall. 


He was born in Greene County, Ohio, on April 28, 1828, and died 
at Cedarville in 1910. His whole life of eighty years was passed in 
Greene County. 

On December 2, 1847, he married Nancy Harper, whose father. 
Elijah Harper, later married Daniel's mother, and his father-in-law 
became his stepfather. 

To them two sons were born, Charles Finley and William Lewis 
Marshall. I have known both of them since my earliest recollection. 

Robert Marshall in his }'oung manhood was a blacksmith, and 
while he lived on a farm, always had a shop. Uncle Dan, Father, and 
all the others learned more or less of the trade. Uncle Dan had a 
shop at his home, and as long as he remained on the farm did his own 
smith work. 

About the close of the Ci\il War he and his cousin and brother- 
in-law, James Townsley, each built brirck residences, which at that 
time were considered mansions. They were less than one-half mile 
apart. Those buildings are still standing, are nice homes, and the 
only brick ones in the immediate neighborhood. I remember they 
made the brick for them on the home site. 

Uncle Dan was a great big man of strong character and impres- 
sive personality. He was a large man physically, weighing I should 
judge about two hundred and forty pounds. 

While he was a farmer, he was pretty much of a gentleman 
farmer ; from the time I knew him he did some farm work, but saw 
more of it done than he did himself. 

For many years he was an auctioneer. His first work in that 
line was farmer sales. Later he became a widely known live stock 
auctioneer, and conducted sales all over the country. He was a great 
success at that work. His eyes were large, and so was his face, and 
the use he could put them to would almost make a monkey laugh. 
When he was before a crowd there was never a dull moment. Mis 
fun-making ability was largely the cause of his success in that line. 

All of his life that faculty made him an agreeable man to meet. 
an entertaining host, and furnished pleasant recollections for me for 
fifty years. 

In 1849, when his grandfather and L'ncle Seth Smith Marshall 
went to Iowa, Daniel and his young wife went with them. He did 
not tell me much of the trip out, but made up for it in the return. 
They stayed only one summer. Homesickness for Ohio impelled them 
to the backward trail. They started from Iowa in a covered wagon, 
with two or three horses. 

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He had two shotguns and killed prairie chickens and other game 
on the way, as long as he had the guns. He had started with little 
money ; bad luck caused delay after delay, sickness, accidents and 
weather. Finally everything was sold or traded except one horse, 
which both he and his wife were riding when they reached Dayton, 

From Dayton, the home folks beyond Xenia learned of their com- 
ing. The whole neighborhood turned out, principally on horseback, 
and met them between Dayton and Xenia. From his account of the 
reception, it beat any "belling" any young couple ever endured. Not- 
withstanding the gibes and taunts they were forced to stand for, they 
were two of the happiest people alive. 

They had been popular and well liked ; everybody in the commu- 
nity knew them and took that method of demonstrating good will. 

It is more than twenty years since he told me of that incident, 
and I can only outline what was a very interesting tale. 

He was a very prominent man in his community all his life. 
For the last fifteen or twenty years before he passed away they lived 
in a nice home in Cedarville. The name of Marshall has been an 
honored one in that locality for more than a hundred years. 

I believe there is but one of that name, except Aunt Adda, Uncle 
Jesse's second wife, now living in Greene County, and that is Daniel's 
son Charles. 

Daniel Marshall and wife Nancy were always Methodists in 
church affiliation. I never could keep my head bowed low when he 
said grace at the table. I could not help keeping the corner of my 
eye open to see the peculiar twist of his eyes and mouth when he said 
"Amen." It gave me a big laugh all inside. His religion was formal, 
somewhat like the static ritual of the Episcopal Church, and did not 
bother him much one way or the other. 

I do not believe either he or any of his brothers ever belonged 
to any secret sociteies, which are so universal in this generation. 

Many times I visited him. both before and after his sons left home, 
and I shall always recall with pleasure the kindly greeting, the enjoy- 
able conversation and delightful entertainment on each occasion. 

He did a full life's work, left a competence for his family, a 
memory honored by all who knew him, then went contentedly the way 
of all the earth. 

Nancy Marshall was always a large woman. In our young days, 
we children were afraid of her. from the fact that she had a rather 
severe look in her countenance. As with many other people, that ex- 
pression only masked a really great big heart full of sympathy that did 


not freely flow from the lips. As the years went hy and I visited 
her frequently, I became more and more attached to her. 

As I bade her good-bye after Uncle Dan's funeral, she remarked: 
"Since he has gone, you will not come back just to see me." That 
remark furnishes a text for some advice to the young of today, and 
of the future generations. How prone we are to imagine that old 
persons do not think of little things, because they do not speak of them, 
or that they have no interest in the activities of the young about them 
because they do not participate in them ; or because their tear wells 
have gone drv, there are no feelings left to hurt ; or because the spring 
and elasticity of youth have left their bodies there is no buoyancy in 
their souls. 

These are illusions in the young, due to lack of experience and cor- 
rect understanding. The minds of the old have traveled all the paths 
that the young are now treading. The memories are all there, subject 
to call at will, and how many of the young ever think of the shocks 
they give, of the hurts they inflict, unthoughtedly, to those sensitive 
souls that crave attention and affection, just as much at eighty as at 
twenty. Nay, more, a kind act, a thoughtful attention, a word of 
aft'ection is remembered, is cherished and appreciated much longer by 
one old than by the young. 

In fact, such acts of kindness the old never forget, and usually 
the young never remember. 

I returned to Ohio at least once each year, and for the six years 
Aunt Nancy lived after Uncle Dan, I never crossed the Ohio line that I 
did not call to see her. She seemed as glad to see me as if I w^ere her 
own son, and I know I was always well repaid for my visits. 

She was the sister of Clarissa Harper, the wife of James 


AV No. 102 

Charles Finley Marshall is the eldest son of Daniel and Nancy 
Marshall. He was born September 25, 1856. in Greene County, Ohio, 
and has resided there all his life. 

He is a big, happy-go-lucky sort of fellow, largely endowed with 
the instincts of a sportsman. 

In his younger days, and ostensibly in later years, he was rated a 
farmer. Since he was married the first time, he has had a good farm 
adjoining his father's old home. 

While young, he would work like a mule in the forenoon, pro- 
vided he could get to go fishing in the afternoon. For some years he 


has laid off the work, and fishes all he wants to. Since he has no one 
to see after but himself, if he does not have a pleasant time he should 
just blame himself. 

In 1877, he was married to Ella Foglesong, of Xenia. To them 
one son and one daughter were born : Daniel lives in Springfield, and 
Gertrude lives in Dayton. 

His first wife died in 1893 and he then married Georgia A. 
Latham, who died December 27, 1915. For some time now he has 
been a widower, prospecting. 

He is a Republican. He belongs to the Knights of Pythias, and is 
an American who bought several thousand dollars of liberty bonds. 


AV No. 103. 

William Lewis Marshall was the second son of Daniel H. and 
Nancy Harper Marshall. 

He was born in Greene County, Ohio, on August 2S, 1862, and 
lived on the farm until some time after his marriage to Carrie Barber 
of Cedarville on January 15. i885. 

Following the footsteps of his father, he was a farmer and 
auctioneer for some years. He moved to Xenia and engaged in the 
livery and sales business for about fifteen years; he then entered the 
autoriiobile business, and has followed it since. About five years ago, 
in 1916, he moved to Columbus, where he lives at present. 

In appearance he has inherited the rather heavy Marshall fea- 
tures ; his nose is long, and so is his head ; you know what I mean, he 
is one of those typical long headed fellows. Lie is deliberate and slow 
to act. He always gives matters time to soak in, and therefore seldom 
has an explosion of temperament. A discerning eye trying to read his 
thoughts by observing his countenance, had as well look at the sphinx. 
He keeps his own council, and outsiders know mighty little about his 

Many Marshalls have been traders, and he is one of them. He 
knows how to wait with patience for developments. He never was 
a sportsman, but he surely would have made a good squirrel hunter; 
he could watch a hole for it to come out for a week, and not be asleep 
when it came out. 

None of his family ever held public office or have been candi- 
dates. They, however, have always been wheel horses within the 
Republican Party. 

Will is well posted in political history, and sees straight and 
level on public questions. 


He is niucli interested in Iiis re])ntation as a sf[nare. reliable busi- 
ness man, but makes no l)i(l for public notoriet\- of anv kind ; be is 
nominally a cburcli man, but never attends to Ije seen, nor pravs to 
be heard by others. Neither does he work business under the elord< 
of relig'ion. lie is just an every da}'. u\) to date, linclx- formed, hard 
headed business man. 

His wife, Carrie Barber Marshall, is an aoeomplishecl. finel\- 
cultured woman. Iler famil}' was one of the old estal)lished and well 
to do families of (ireene Count}-, influential in the rresb\lerian Church 
and all community affairs. 

Ever since their marrias^a^ the}- have had a home. .Ml these \-ears, 
I have visite<l them and it was ever a home, with all that implies. 
When one entered their residence, it meant welcome, comfort, free- 
dom from restraint, pleasant association, agreeable and lively con- 
versation, and an atmosphere with nothing lacking. A suggestion of 
taste and rehnement characterizes everything about their home. 

For her many qualities of grace and manner everybody admires 
this good w'oman. just as I do. 

They have three sons and one daughter. Alfred, the youngest, 
is a student in Ohio State University. Mary, next to iiim, married 
James H. Hawkins, a stock farmer near Xenia. 

Of these two young peoi)le I could write much. Mary is an ac- 
complished musician, both vocally and on the piano. Alfred is 
determined to have a college education. Both ha\-e s])ent much time 
to assist me in getting historical data for this book. For their interest 
and cooperation I am grateful. 

Harr}- and Arthur are engaged in the Automobile Business. Harrv 
at Columbus, and Arthur at Los Angeles. California, where he is in 
charge of a large territory for one of the big automobile comi)anies. 

While Will, like myself, missed the Civil War. was not needed in 
the Spanish-American War, and was too old for the World War, his 
three sons were all of them in service for the World War, Alfred in 
the Navy. Arthur in Aviation, and Harry in the Supply Departments. 
Their names are in the Honor Roll, and I, with their parents, am 
proud of them. 

Alfred, I am expecting you to set a high mark in life, and then 
reach it. 


AIV No. 3L 

Solomon was the third son of Robert and Sarah Huttman Mar- 
shall. He was born in Greene County, Ohio, on November 10, 1829. 


He was brought up near Clifton and Selma, until he was about 
sixteen years of age. His father died at that time, — 1846, — leaving 
a family of six children. How long the family were kept together, 
I do not know. 

The early school system of Ohio must have been a good one. 
Fifty-four years ago I attended school near Selma, and the terms 
were about nine months long. Since not only all of Robert's children, 
but he and his brothers and sisters had a good common school educa- 
tion, the schools must have been good, long before that. I have seen 
the writing of several of Robert's generation, which indicates fully 
as good in education as the common schools of this day provide. 

'Father's education had not been neglected, and he was always 
a well informed man. 

He was married to Sarah Ann Wright on February 2, 1851, a 
short distance northwest of Selma. They lived in that neighborhood 
until about 1855. In that year, they, together with S. A. Todd, a life 
long friend and companion of father's, moved to Lexington, Illinois, 
where they together operated a general store. 

Amos Whiteley, mother's nephew, has told me of spending week 
ends with them in Lexington, when he was a young man stationed at 
Bloomington, selling his brother William's first harvesting machines. 
Brother George was born here. 

After two years of ill health and homesickness, they returned 
to Pitchin, Ohio. I have heard father tell of leaving either his home 
or store building at Lexington because he could not sell it. It was 
doubtless sold for taxes. 

Pitchin is in Clark County, but only about five miles from Selma. 
There Father and Sam Todd started a blacksmith shop and were so 
engaged when the Civil War came on. 

At Pitchin Father built a very nice home, which he later sold 
to his cousin, Robert Marshall. It was there that I was born. The 
house upon a pretty knoll is still there. 

S. A. Todd, who by that time had married my mother's niece, 
Maryette Wood, enlisted for the war, and became a captain. 

Father went to Springfield for a short time, and then back to 
Greene County on a farm near his mother's home. Here he had a 
blacksmith shop and also farmed for several years. From there we 
moved to Moorefield, in Clark County, where he ran a shop and a farm. 

In the fall of 1870, Father came tot Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 
where he bought a farm in Shelby Township, about three miles south 
of Montmorenci. The rest of the family, consisting of Mother and 


seven children, left Springfield, Ohio, on New Year's day, 1871, and 
arrived in Lafayette before daylight on jannary second. 

We stayed at the old South Street Depot, now the freight office, 
until three o'clock in the afternoon, before Father got in with a big 
wagon to take us out to Uncle William's, where wc si)cnt the night. 

There was no railroad west from Lafayette at that time.. The 
old canal was still operating. Many canal l)oats and some river steamers 
were tied up for the winter. 

Possession of the farm was not to be given until March first. 
Besides the frame residence upon it, there was an old abandoned log 
house about twenty-four feet square. Father had plastered the chinks 
up with clav nuid, cleaned it uji, and had the furniture in it ready for 
us. On January third we occu])ie(l it. All nine were in one room, 
where wc lived for sixty days. We were as comfortable as you please, 
and happy as larks. 

All of us children immediately started to the old Buckeye School. 
Father went each day to Montmorenci and worked in the shop. 

Brother George was now nearing fifteen, and I eleven years of 
age. We worked the farm, with Father most of the time blacksmith- 
ing at Montmorenci, for three years, when he sold the farm in the 
country and purchased a small tract at the town. There we farmed and 
Father ran a shop. He quit the shoj) about 1883. 

For a number of years after this, he was in the grain and coal 
business in Montmorenci. 

After retiring from acti\e afifairs he always kept busy with his 
home and garden of about an acre, which he made almost into a show 
place, and where he tranquilly passed the closing years of a long and 
useful life. 

It was when a boy in his father's shop at home, that he learned 
the blacksmith trade, and he learned it well. It was a regular thing 
for him all the winters long, to get to the shop liefore daylight and 
shoe horses until nine or ten o'clock at night. 

He possessed two strong characteristics. One of them was an 
intense industry. For forty years he did more physical labor than two 
men should ha\e done. The other characteristic was an uncoiupromis- 
ing adherence to integrity and justice. He abhorred a hyj)ocrite and 
despised a sham. 

I believe that during his life he did more physical labor than all 
four of his brothers put together, and if I add that of two of his 
sons, it would not more than balance the score. Physically he differed 
from his brothers, being only a medium sized man. He never weighed 
more than one hundred and sixty pounds, but he had muscles of steel 


and the will-power or the — what the World War Boys immortalized — 
to back them up. Bear in mind, I am not writing obituaries, I am 
writing of life, as it has been, and is. 

Moreover, while writing, I am in my lookout, high upon the banks 
of a beautiful stream, overlooking the whole works in the construction 
of a bridge. The hiss of steam is music to me ; the steady heavy 
blows of the pile hammer, means facts ; the round after round of 
the teams means perseverance ; the rise and fall of the derrick boom, 
each time despositing a ton of excavated earth means progress ; each 
revolution of the mixer drum means concrete that will endure for 
ages, all going in order, and in time and rhythm to a predetermined 
completed structure, a mathematical fact. Not theory, speculation, 
or imagination is before me. Therefore the thoughts expressed or 
the things described are not likely to be other than those of action. 

Similarly, for most of his life, my father dealt with facts, the 
hard fast facts of doing things requiring action. There were no theories 
or speculations in his work. He confronted conditions and worked 
away, day in and day out. year in and year out, with his completed 
object away ahead; that object a competence for his old age, and 
properly rearing and educating his family as he proceeded. Forty 
years of perseverance and he had accomplished his purpose. 

When I review those years and think of his labors and responsi- 
bilities under the conditions that confronted him, I marvel at the 
will-power that impelled him always forward. 

For the first ten years in Indiana, the family suffered from the 
prevailing fevers, and old fashioned shaking ague with occasional 
typhoid. There were doctors' bills galore. The panic of seventy-three 
left everything depressed, but his optimism and indomitable courage 
made a happy home, a family well cared for, and when my mother 
died in the spring of Nineteen Hundred, she was proud of their 
mutual achievement. 

Morally, he lived a blameless life. He never knew from personal 
observation of the depravity of the cities and the laxity of morals in 
general, so that he worried much when some local person went wrong, 
or the local morals seemed lax. 

Wliile he made no profession of Christianity and three of his 
brothers did, from my knowledge of all of them, it is my opinion that 
he was the most consistent Christian of them all, in that he did not 
profess but lived a man's life, performing every duty of husband, 
father, neighbor and citizen. 

He was a tireless reader of political literature, and an uncom- 
promising Republican. He watched the progress of the World War 


with the keenest interest, and often expressed the liope to Hve and 
see its termination, which was "granted him. 

At the time of the Ci\il War, he had a younq; wife and five small 
children depending upon him alone for support, which prevented his 
enlistment. However, he served for some months in defending southern 
Ohio from Morgan's raids. 

He was much interested in the nineteen-twenty Presidential 
Election. He was a partisan for Harding's nomination. After the con- 
vention he waited election day with as much longing as a plow boy 
looks forward to hear the dinner bell ring. With the election over, and 
results to his satisfaction, lie gradually declined, and died at the age 
of ninety-one years and nine days. 

While I have dwelt upon the hard work Father did, it must not 
be understood that he was a common laboring man. Far from it : he 
not only did all that work, but was a business man along with it. 

He always took an interest in community atfairs, as far back as T 
can remember. He found time to visit his relatives and fully enjoy 
social afifairs. In his home, he was jolly and good tempered. From 
a boy, he was a fine old-fashioned fiddler. He could get livel}' 
music out of a violin that makes one's feet want to patter, more than 
any professional violinist I ever heard. Music was of nightly occur- 
rence. As the family grew u]>, and the organ added to the "fiddle" 
we just Ik'cd with such surroundings, and he was happy. At the time 
of his death, he still had his violin. 

Uncle Dan and Uncle Jesse were also experts with the "fiddle and 
the bow." The three together playing "Money Musk" or "The Devil's 
Dream" would be a treat for the world. Blessed with good health, he 
lived a long, happy, useful life, and left his family a rich inheritance of 
pleasant memories. 

B\T No. 9. 

My mother, Sarah Ann Marshall, wife of S. H. Marshall, was tlie 
daughter of John Wright and Jane Sampson Wright, of New Har- 
mony, Clark County, Ohio. She was the youngest of four children, 
and was born on August 27, 1831. 

Her mother was married four times. First, to Amos Nelson in 
Massachusetts: from which there were four chiUlren. second, Abraham 
Morton of New York State with one child ; third, Silas Eddy of 
Ohio with no children ; fourth. John Wright with four children. 


A history of her whole life is given further on in this book under 
the caption "Mayflower Descendants." John Wright, our grandfather, 
was a thorough Britian, having come direct to Clark County, from 
England in 1820, wdiere he married Jane Sampson-Nelson-Morton- 
Eddy on July 6, 1823. 

From the accounts I have heard of our grandmother from many 
sources, Mother inherited her "git up and git" from her, and passed 
a goodly portion of it on to her children. Her mother never missed 
attending church at Fletcher Chapel no matter how inclement the 
weather, and usually went on horseback. In her younger days, mother 
was a Baptist, but after coming to Indiana, she became a Methodist 
for the balance of her life. 

Her mother was a wonder of activity, \\nien Mother was about 
fourteen years of age. her mother made a business trip overland to 
Cincinnati in very bad weather. On the way home, she was stricken 
with pneumonia from exposure, and died, being brought home a corpse, 
and leaving mother an orphan. 

For a while she lived with her older sisters, and for two or three 
years with her Uncle John Kirby at Cincinnati. 

John Kirby was a wealthy business man of Cincinnati, whose wife, 
as I understand, was our grandfather's sister. His son John later 
settled at Urbana, where all during his life, he was the most prominent 
banker and capitalist of that city. His widow and son Robert still 
live at Urbana, where his son has succeeded him in afl:'airs. 

At the time of my mother's marriage she was living with her 
brother, Thomas W^right, between Roddy Ridge and Selma. 

Her attitude as a Christian was to live Christianity, but from 
modesty refrain from public utterances. 

In bringing up her children she was very strict in her requirements 
for their morality, honesty, and punctual attendance at Sunday School, 
and all other religious services. 

No matter how poor their clothes, or dirty their work during the 
week, there were always clean clothes and a cleaning up for Sunday. 

There was no going a-fishing on Sundays for the boys, nor card 
playing for any of us at any time. There was a dead line on the streets 
beyond which we boys were not allowed. 

She had to know' at all times where we were, and what we were 
doing, and no association permitted with questionable characters. 

There were no restrictions on innocent amusements on Sundays 
or any other time. 


Her manner of life was reflected by her daughter Emma, who, 
when nearing her end, said "Do not let the Minister say what a good 
Christian I have been. My life speaks for itself." 

My statements heretofore, that Father was a worker was only 
half of it. Mother was the other half. 

All the things that were necessary to make a home she did, and 
besides, for many years, she tended a garden, the cows, the milk, the 
butter, the chickens, the eggs, not only an abundance for her family 
but additional for the market. 

Fifty-three years ago, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, she 
would take a spring wagon load of produce eight miles to the Spring- 
field market. Many times I have been with her, and how anxiously 
we would watch for Aunt Nancy Whiteley, Aunt Caroline Stewart and 
the others to come up Market street, pass all the other wagons and 
make straight for ours. 

Those market days in Springfield continue to this day, and others 
as then, high and low, visit the country w^agons, just as they did then. 

Later, in blackberry time, when the horses were all Intsy, I ha\e 
w^alked with her three miles, and helped her carry blackberries and 
butter to market. 

There was a period of two years at that time, during which Father 
did not run a shop and only farmed. In the middle of the summer and 
between crops, money was just "not." Now listen to this, you modern 
petted wives with plenty. Father always chewed tobacco, and was 
never happy without it. from as early as I can remember, to the day 
before his death. I have seen Mother take the money received for 
blackberries and butter that she had carried three miles to market and 
purchase tobacco for him along with the groceries, and she difl it 
joyfully to make him happy. Would }ou? 

She was a slender, frail woman, never weighing more than about 
one hundred pounds, yet of wonderful strength and vitality. For 
many years she suiTered intensely from neuralgia. Many times we 
would think she would surely die from the pain, but after a night of 
rest she would be up and going in the morning. 

All her life, she greatlv enjoved association with people. \A'liile 
in Ohio, all our relatives on both sides of the family constantly visited 
back and forth with us. When we came to Indiana we had one family 
of relatives, and Aunt Lucy saw to it that they kej^t strictly aloof 
from us. In a short time, however, we had many friends, and Mother 
never was happier than when she was giving them big dinners. No 
one ever came to her house without being invited to stay and "]:)reak 
bread." Her hospitality is a joy for me to remember. 


In the early Eighties, the children all being married except Henry, 
she began the annual Thanksgiving dinner. From that time until 
her death. May 18, 1900, that was the big day and none of the family 
ever missed it. 

The last of her children had only just left her, when sister Lyla 
died, leaving a baby boy only ten days old. Mother took the child, Merl 
Marshall Moore, and brought him up the same as she had her own 
children until her death, wdien he was fifteen years old. He was a 
great comfort to her during those years. 

She had worked so hard and had such cares in those early years, 
that the comfort and relaxation of the later ones were richly deserved. 
All of her children had achieved a reasonable success before her 
death, and she often expressed satisfaction with her life's work. 

While out in Iowa gathering information of the Marshalls, I heard 
more and saw more evidence of Jane Van Brant Marshall's activities 
than of any other of the old people. Every place I went and by nearly 
everyone with whom I conversed. I was either shown some of her 
handiwork or given an interesting reminiscence. Each time my thought 
was, ''Mother, Mother, over again." 

I do not know whether she ever knew her blood was inherited 
from six of those intrepid souls that came over on the Mayflower 
three centuries ago. If she did, I never heard her speak of it, but 
whether she knew it or not, she was a credit all her life to her illus- 
trious ancestors. Speaking for myself, as her son. I am proud o^ 
my heritage. 


ABV No. 104 

Emma A. Marshall, oldest daughter of S. H. and Sarah Ann Mar- 
shall, w^as born in Clark county, Ohio, January 22, 1852. She moved 
to Tippecanoe county. Indiana, with her parents in 1871. She was 
married to George W. Bringham, April 4^ 1872, near Montmorenci, 
Tippecanoe county. Indiana. She died at her home one mile west of 
Montmorenci, September 23, 1888. She was a beautiful and vivacious 
young woman, of very strong character, full of ambition. She taught 
school in Shelby Township after coming to Indiana. She lived by choice 
a strenuous life, with no thought of self, which brought her to an un- 
timely end. She was wholly interested in her family and in successfully 
rearing them. She did all the work commonly done by a farmer's 
wife, and very much more. Her activities and unnecessary exposure 
undermined her health and she passed away while still a very young 
woman. She was of strong Christian character, but very modest in her 


professions. xA.t the last, when she knew she could not li\e, she said 
her only thought was for her young girls. One of her re([uests was 
that at her funeral service she wanted no statement made as to her 
Christian life. She said that her friends and family knew her man- 
ner of life, and that was sufficient. She left three young girls, the 
eldest being about twelve years old. They were kept together by their 
father, and all grew to maturity. She was a beautiful woman, whose 
likeness will never fade from the memory of her family while they 

George W. Bringham, the husband of Emma A. Marshall, was 
the son of an early settler in Shelby township, lie still owns the farm 
on which he was born and it is his home today. It is one mile west 
of Montmorenci. He was a carpenter in his young days. He has al- 
ways had what the neighbors knew as the Britigham character. It 
is best described in darky jiarlance, as "He never l)Othered troul)le, nor 
let trouble bother him." He is now about 74 years of age. With the 
care he has always taken, and still continues to take, of himself, and 
the inherited Bringham longevity, he should reach one hundred. One 
thing is sure, he will never wear out. 

He is an honest, upright and square man. He can see only with a 
Republican eye, politically — in fact has no other eye. After the death 
of Emma, he kept the children together until their maturity. He was 
a soldier in the Civil War, and was located for a time at Winchester, 
Virginia, the old home of our ancestors. He takes a great interest 
in G. A. R. aiTairs and never misses a Convention. 

ABVI No. 140 

Jennie Bringham was the eldest daughter of George and Emma 
Bringham. She was born in Montmorenci on ( )ctober 1, 1874. 

She married Frank P. Rowe, in LaFayette, on July 24, l'K12. 
They now live in Metropolis, Illinois. Wdien matured, she was a tall, 
finely proportioned woman, her disposition, appearance, actions and 
character being a blend of those possessed by both of her parents. She 
is deserving of the most splendid praise for her devotion and work in 
practically assuming the head of the family, when but 14 years old, 
and bringing up her two younger sisters. She is well educated, and 
taught school in Shelby Township for a number of years. She was 
teaching in the high school in Montmorenci at the time of her mar- 
riage to Frank P. Rowe, who was principal of the same school. 

They have no children. 

She is very thoughtful for her family and relatives, and is much 
admired by all of them for her womanly qualities. 

Frank P. Rowe is the son of Martin V. Rowe, and grandson of 
William T. Rowe. In my father's boyhood days, William T. Rowe 
carried the Star Route mail at Selma, Ohio, before the days of rail- 
roads. Frank's father was a highly educated gentleman. He taught 
the school in Shelby Township that we attended when we first came 
to Indiana in 1871. 

For several years Jennie and Frank have been located in Metrop- 
olis, where he is engaged in the merchandise business. In a business 
way he is exceedingly smart. He has any Jew on earth skinned to 
the quick at their pre-historic game. If they were jockeying for a 
duck, the Jew would not get a pin-feather. For that accomplishment 
it takes brains. He is financially well-oiT. He and Jennie have lived 
well and happily, at which we all rejoice. 


ABVI No. 150 

Lulu Bringham was the second daughter of Emma and George 
Bringham. She was born at the Bringham homestead one mile west 
of Montmorenci, July 2S, 1879. She was brought up in Montmorenci, 
and on the farm. She was educated in the schools of Montmorenci. 
She greatly resembles her sister Jennie. After Jennie's marriage, 
she kept the home for her father for a number of years. Later, when 
her sister Edna married, they all lived together, until her untimely 
death in 1916. She had never married. 

She was a woman of the most kindly disposition ; was helpful to 
everyone with whom she came in contact. She was popular in the 
neighborhood, and most sincerely mourned by all her family and 
friends when she passed away. 


ABVI No. 151 i 

Edna Bringham is the youngest daughter of Emma and George 
W. Bringham. She was born on the farm near Montmorenci, on the 
31st day of March, 1882. She was but a small child when her mother 
died, and was practically brought up by her sister Jennie. She was 
educated in the schools of Montmorenci, while young, and later lived 
with her aunt. Mrs. George P. Haywood, and attended the schools in 
the city of Lafayette, wltere she graduated from high school in 1900. 


She was married to Samuel T. Barnes, May 16, 1906. For a 
number of years they have lived on the old home farm west of Mont- 
morenei. Edna is essentially a Marshall. She has but a slight trace of 
the Bringham characteristics. In appearance she largely favors her 
mother, and is personally very attractive. She is an up-to-date, modern 
woman in all the alTairs of life. Intellectually she is extremely bright. 
She has her mother's unbounded ambition. Her social relations are 
largely with the city people. The political status of women having 
changed by the granting of franchise in 1920, she has been given an 
opportunity for activities in that direction. Already she has repudiated 
the Republicanism of her family, and identified herself with the 
Democracy of her husband, in which she is demonstrating her aggres- 
sive nature to a nicety. Her husl)and, Samuel T. Barnes, is a son 
of Samuel T. Barnes, Sr. The Barneses are an old, highly respected 
family of the Battle Ground neighborhood. Samuel is an up-to-date, 
active farmer and stock raiser. He follows scientific instructions 
from Purdue University, and is making a success. He is well thought 
of by the family outside of politics. ( Referring to politics in this 
manner is but a joke. We all grant there are just as good and prac- 
tical men in the Democratic i)arty as in the Republican.) 

They have one son, Samuel T. Barnes, Jr., ABVII No. 66, a 
lad of about 14 years of age. 


ABV No. 105 

George Linley Marshall, my elder brother, was born June 2, 
1856, at Lexington, Illinois, and died at Oak Lawn Farm, near 
Hebron, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, in November, 1914. 

He was always a farmer. From the age of eight or ten, he was 
"boss" of Father's farming interests. He was never robust, physically. 
It was almost a mystery how he could do the hard work that he did, 
and accomplish all that he accomplished. 

His early education was like that of the others of the family — 
limited to the common schools of Ohio and Indiana, acquired, for 
the most part, during the winter months after the season's crops 
were cared for. He had, however, inherited ambition, which, in his 
case, was successful farming. He became not only a practical farmer, 
but he educated himself into a highly scientific stockman and agri- 
culturist. In his community, he was one of the pioneer leaders in 
farmer organizations and agricultural improvement. He took a lively 
interest in the Purdue Experimental affairs, and mastered their scien- 
tific methods. 


In December, 1880, he was married in Chauncey, (now West 
Lafayette) to Elizabeth Smiley, daughter of Jacob and Lucinda 
Smiley, early settlers on the Grand Prairie, who had moved to town. 

For thirty-four years she entered whole-heartedly into the task 
of making a success of life. She co-operated in her husband's activities, 
both in acquiring knowledge for useful application, and in the practical 
operations of the farm. 

As an evidence of her capacity, one has only to review her 
management and improvement of the home place, with the production 
of a handsome income, since her husband's death. 

After their marriage, the young couple began housekeeping on 
a rented farm ten miles west of Brookston, in the new prairie. From 
the prairie they moved to the old James Stockton farm, one mile west 
of Montmorenci, opposite the Bringham farm, and then to their own 
Oak Lawn. 

In the history of this plain, simple man's life is the history 
of the best type of success in the greatest calling on earth. Only a 
farmer who passed through the period of the three decades follow- 
ing the year 1880, can appreciate the trials, the toil, the defeats, and 
the perseverance that constituted the price of success. George L. 
Marshall not only made a success of his life-work, but he also filled to 
full measure the duties of citizen and head of a family. He produced. 
Without such, the world would die. 

Without the blessings of robust health, without inherited wealth, 
he and his faithful wife made a beautiful country home of their be- 
loved "Oak Lawn," named for the cherished grove on its acres. Every 
foot of this farm was fenced, drained, clo\ered, and brought to a high 
state of cultivation. 

The home was provided with a large, well-selected, private library, 
which contained the best literature published in the fields of art, 
history, science, poetry, fiction, and religion. It is far more excellent 
than the library of the average city home. 

The interests of this household were by no means confined to 
their own four walls. My brother had always belonged to the Metho- 
dist Episcopal Church, and was, to a large extent, responsible for 
the building and sustaining of the Mount Zion Church, adjoining his 

During his last illness and death, it was remarkable to note the 
esteem in which he was regarded by his neighbors. Their high 
regard was fully demonstrated by their actions. They knew him 


He was the fourth of the seven children of our family to pass 
into sleep. Three remain. 

This family fairly represents the trend of modern agricultural 

When mv brother married, and for some years afterward, there 
was not a foot of gravel road in White County, nor in Benton County. 
In Tippecanoe County there were six gravel roads, each with toll gates, 
that led out a few miles from LaFayette. Many times there were weeks 
during which the farmers of Crand Prairie were mud hound. When 
compelled to visit Brookston, Montmorenci, or Otterhein for supplies, 
they, more likely than not, used two horses hitched to the rear axle 
and hounds of the wagon, with the couj^ling pole for a tongue. At 
that it would be a hard, all-day trip. Today, all of that country 
is a garden of agriculture, splendid gravel roads on every mile, east, 
west, north, south. Any farmer may leave his home after supj^er, 
at anv time of the year, and in his automobile, (they all have them) 
attend a picture show anywhere within a radius of twenty miles, and 
return for early bed time. 

During the early da}s of my brother's marriage, whole square 
miles of black land could ha\e been purchased for from fifteen to 
thirty dollars per acre. Now, its value is from one hundred and fifty to 
four hundred dollars per acre. 

The development in trans])ortation, means of communication, and 
in highways that may be traveled at all times, brings the countr>- 
resident into contact with all the afi:'airs of life. 

Surely this will help the farmer to regain the positon occupied 
by our leading public men, who, in the early days of the United 
States were farmers. 

In my opinion, the time will again come when the farmer will 
be regarded the back-bone of the country, and his place in the afit'airs 
of state will be recognized and honored far above the loud-talking, 
agitating, peanut politicians of the cities. 

To their union two children were born, Linley Earl and Lyla V. 


ABM No. 152 

Linley Earl Marshall was the only son of Ceorge L. and Lizzie 
Marshall. He was born on the 26th day of November. 1881. 

After receiving an education in the common schools, he entered 
Purdue University, and graduated in the Civil Engineering class in 
1905. After leaving college, he followed his profession of Civil 


Engineer with railroads, for some time, in this part of the country. 
He then went west, and while in charge of an engineering gang, locat- 
ing new lines in the state of Washington, he was stricken with typhoid 
fever, and died in Seattle, Washington, on the 30th day of September, 
1907. His body was brought home and lies in Grandview Cemetery, 
Lafayette, Indiana, his promising career ended. 

ABVI No. 153 

Lyla V. Marshall was the younger child, and only daughter of 
George L. and Lizzie Marshall. She was born in Tippecanoe County. 
Lidiana, on the 6th day of October, 1883. 

She graduated in the common schools, and entered Purdue Uni- 
versity, where she graduated in 1904. 

In her youth she met with an accident that retarded her growth, 
caused her untold trouble, and her parents years of both suspense 
and expense. This physical defect, however, did not blunt or affect 
her mind, as will be seen from he graduating at the University. The 
fact is, she is an enigma. Her complexion is dark ; her eyes black, 
her hair black and straight ; her cheek bones prominent. In general, 
her appearance seems more of a foreign t)"pe than American, and, 
in fact, similar to a southern European, or to one from the Alps, 
from whence came her forefathers two hundred years ago. Her mind 
is prodigious, and not in any sense of the conventional quality ; sharp 
as a tack ; quick of wit. While small of stature, her ambitions reach 
the sublime. For several years she pursued the will-o-the-wisp Art; 
alone, crossed the Atlantic two or three times, studied in art studios 
of Paris ; lived in Greenwich Village, the assembling place for artists, 
geniuses — the Bohemia of New York; studied and had her studio in 
Chicago. She had self-confidence and assurance that, while it would 
take the breath, leaves no misgivings as to her abilit}" to take care 
of herself. I can see no merit in her paintings, although I could not 
do as well in a thousand vears ; doubtless she can see none in my 
writing. Hum — Hum — we. then, are even. 

In Chicago, in 1916 she married Mr. Constantine Harcoff, a 
Russian engineer. They have lived there since, and have one black- 
eyed little girl, named Jane H^arcofif, ABVTI No. 67. Lyla is a living 
example of this generation of our family at least, that does not run true 
to the conventional rural form. 



ABV No. 106 

Mary Jane Marshall, next youn.^er than Cleori^e, was l)orn in 
Ohio on May 12, 1858. She was reared in Shelby Township with all 
her adult life spent in the city of La Fayette, Indiana. She married 
(leorge P. Haywood at Montmorenci, C)ctol)er 3, 1879. She was 
educated in Ohio and in the \illage school; for a time she taught 
in country schools. Like others of the family her bringing- up was 
in the best environment. The influences at home and in the village, 
and rural community were all for good. Indolence, inertia or mental 
desuetude were neither inherited nnr permitted to be acquired bv 
our ever active, alert and ambitious luother. d'herefore it was but 
natural that Mary was the first to gladly get in to a larger social 

There is no doubt in my own mind that whcthei" she was con- 
scious of it herself or not, ambition had a track laid dowai for her 
forty years ago leading to the present time. It was up-grade all the 
way. The steady pull, however, has landed her at the top of the 
mountain, where she calmly views the tranquil scene below^ with 
restful satisfaction. And what was the dream? b^irst, social posi- 
tion in her community, second to none other, for herself and family. 
That station was not to be reached by the exercise of nerve or ag- 
gressive egotism, Init rather from the impression of personal char- 
acter stamped upon every moveiuent of an active life. 

Barring a few years immediately following her marriage, dur- 
ing which George P. was acquiring his profession and establishing 
a reputation, and during which economy was a necessity, she has 
always been provided with ample finances for good living and suf- 
ficient more to forward her projects. L'niversitv education for 
her three children completed, each of them married, she has for 
some years de\'oted most of her time to matters of a public nature, 
in which she finds herself exceedingly busy. She is certainly "pro 
publico bono," but in a very dignified and quiet manner. She is a leader 
among leaders in the community, yet without ostentation or un- 
seemly publicity. In action, in conversation, in manner, she is the 
typical colonial dame, confidently assuming the privileges and per- 
forming the duties of her position in the traditional charitable 

She is a quiet member o{ the M. E. church, attending ser\ices, 
participating in its activities, but xoid of the old time emotionalism. 

About the time of the close of the ^Vorld War, tlie acti\ities (jf 
the women's organizations of the city l:)ecame so great that Mrs. 


Haywood thought there should be a public meeting place that would 
accommodate such activities for the whole city. She assumed the 
responsibility, and purchased a fine property, centrally located, on 
Ferry street, in the city, to be used as a Community House. In a 
short time the various organizations took it over, have purchased 
an adjoining property, and now are splendidly equipped with a 
meeting place for all such societies. 

Mrs. Haywood is probably the best known woman, in public 
affairs of this nature, residing in the city. She gives, by far, the 
larger part of her time to such public enterprises. 

George P. Haywood 

The husband of ]\Iary Marshall Haywood, deserves more than 
a page of space in the necessarily brief record now l^eing made by 

His character is of an unusual type, a strong man from every 
angle ; a man of decided opinions, and the will to express them ; a 
hard fighter, but no compromiser ; and, yet, popular socially, profes- 
sionally and politically. 

George P. is the son of Henry and Martha Haywood, pioneer 
settlers of Jackson Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, where 
he was born December 15, 1852. 

"G. P.," as we are wont to call him, passed his }-outh on the 
farm. The school he attended as a boy is known as Goosenibble, 
and stands near his father's old farm. His mother was a devoted 
member of the United Brethren Church. His father was a Liberal 
in views and practice. Of G. P.'s bo}'hood days I can give but little, 
authoritatively. His environment, as in all the country at that period, 
was wholesome for making strong, healthy, A'igorous men, both 
mentally and physically. The civil war. then in progress, stimu- 
lated patriotism in the youth of the land, and no doul^t had its in- 
fluence upon the future character of young Haywood. Two of his 
elder brothers were in the service. From the accounts given by 
one of his brothers, his activities and energy displayed in later years 
were exceeded by those of another kind in his youth. Pranks of all 
kinds were the order of the days and nights. Tricks and jokes were 
practiced at all times, for the discomfiture of each other. 

In his young days he was tall and slender, with dark complex- 
ion ; not particularly striking in appearance. \\'hen he grew older, 
with added avoirdupois, he became a large, finely proportioned man, 
of very pleasant address, and distinguished appearance. All of his 
children have notably the Haywood features, and many of his char- 


After finishing his school days at Goosenibble, he was sent to 
Green Hill Seminary for a time. This was a collc.^e in Warren 
Connty — a United l^rethren denominational school — founded in 
the early sixties. Leavin,<^- (ireen Hill, Air. Hayw<j()d entered \'al- 
paraiso Normal School (now University) where he .graduated in 
1876, and thereafter bcs^an the teachini^- of school and the study 
of law. 

In the fall of 1878 he came to Alontmorenci as teacher of the 
advanced grades in the Monimorenci school, in wliich the writer 
was a pupil. 

The first day of the term he started things. lM)rmcr methods 
and customs w^ere so changed that the pupils were rudely shocked. 
It had been a custom, even for quite young pu])ils, to choose their 
own curriculum. The writer had never undertaken either grammar 
or physiology. I did from that on, but not from mv own choice. 
\\'e had studied mathematics by rules; the then uidieard (jf, and 
revolutionary analytical method was enforced, together with many 
other innovations of old time practices. There was the usual 
grumbling at such autocratic presumption. However, it did not last 
long, and his tw'o terms were the most successful in ever}- sense in 
the history of the school up to that time. His requirements of 
essays, recitations, debates, and mental exercises from all the pu])ils 
were invaluable for their future. He at once liecame the leader, 
organized literary societies, and generally directed all the acti\ities 
of the young people. So. when at the end of his second 3ear, he 
permanently retired from the profession, he had the unl)ounded re- 
spect and admiration of all his pupils. That one trait of character — 
initiative and leadership — practiced in that communitx' in his earl}- 
manhood, has been his cliief characteristic throughout his busy 

He began the ])ractice of law in the city of Lab'ayete in 1880, 
which he has continued until the [present time. 

For many years he was the chief attorne}' of the corporation 
of wdiich the writer was the head. All during those years we had 
many cases in the courts of two or three states and the United 
States courts. They were mostl}' damage cases, and each of con- 
sideraljle financial inqjortance. Our policy in securing assistant 
counsel was to always secure the best talent in the jurisdiction 
wherein the case was being tried. In all these cases we never found 
the equal of Air. Haywood for an all-round lawyer, either before a 
jury or the court. He was quick as lightning to see a point and save 
it for his client, or to block it for his adversary. He is adept at 


handling a witness on direct or cross examination. He is always 
vigorous and emphatic in his arguments, either to a jury or the 
court. He really is not an orator, neither a very pleasing speaker; 
however, he is clear and logical in statement, and by clever handling 
of his subject, is always impressive before a jury. He is thoroughly 
versed in the theory and practice of law, which, with his intense 
earnestness and industry, always makes him an antagonist of power. 
Of all the attorneys I have ever known, he is the most particular in 
insisting on thorough preparation before trying a case. When a 
case in which he is counsel is started, he never permits anything 
to divert his attention in any other direction until it is ended. As 
soon as he leaves the court room, he goes to his office or hotel room 
and works until far in the night, in preparation for the next session. 
jMany times he has worn the writer out by his strenuous gait. 

When Haywood is in a case for a client, he appears not to 
see any merit on the other side, any more than he can on the other 
side in politics. For that reason he always satisfies his client. I 
am, by experience with him as attorney and client, fully competent 
to judge him. As lawyer he has but one equal at the Tippecanoe 
County Bar, and no superior in the whole state, in my opinion. 

In politics, Mr. Haywood is a Republican. He has been active 
in every campaign for forty years. 

He was postmaster of the city of LaFayette during the Taft 
administration. He held the position of City Attorney of LaFay- 
ette for twelve years. He is a Republican yet — a standpat Repub- 

As a Business Man 

From the time of his first success as a lawyer, he has also been 
a business man. His income was large, and so were his outgoes. 
He never lacked nerve in taking a chance. I rememl:)er in his early 
career he always had some beautifully engraved stock shares as 
current assets. As fast as they were charged oiT to profits and loss, 
and for the greater part, loss, he would try it again. The only time 
the writer ever tried a blue-sky game, late in the nineties, Hay- 
wood and others were in. Each of us lost $2,500.00. That was 
the first for me, and the last. Not for Haywood. Within a year 
he was in the zinc boom and lost much more. He never cried over 
split milk, and always backed his judgment. He always lost until 
about 1906, when, with his usual optimism he went to the oil fields 
in Oklahoma and came home in some four months with enough to 
pay all his losses many times over. In regular legitimate business 
ventures his judgment has been uniformly good, and as an adviser 


and manager lie has been amply successful, lie is T^xsident of the 
Haywood Publisliint2;" Company, owned exclusi\ely by the family. 
He is President, and a laroe stockholder of the LaFayette 'relei)h()ne 
Company, a million dollar corporation of LaFayette, and interested 
in many other enterprises. Fie has for many years been a most lil)- 
eral contributor to all ]:)ublic charitable institutions and activities. 
But few know of the ]iri\ate contributions he has bestowed ffir 
many years. He is known as a most loyal friend to those he claims 
as friends, and has contributed more to those who had no claims 
upon him, other than friendship, than any other man I have ever 
known. To his family he was al\va}\s generous and never close or 
ni^oardly. and gave all his children a University education, llis 
ability and disposition ha\'e given him a position and standing" in 
the communty, as a lawyer, as a citizen, and as a man. in which he 
and his family may take pardonable pride. 


Mr. Haywood belongs to the M. E. Church. Fie is a member 
of all the Masonic bodies up to the thirty-second degree, is a Past 
Eminent Commander Knights Tem]:)lar, a memlDcr of the Knights 
of Pythias, a member of the Elks, belongs to the Columbia Club of 
Indianapolis, the LaFayette Club, and Lincoln Club of LaFayette. 

I will close this sketch with a j»^ke he has told upon himself. 
Among the lawyers in cities under the old order, if there was one 
who did not occasionally take a nip, the others would murmur some- 
thing about sprouting wings. Haywood was not in the minority- 
class. He is seldom seen upon the streets, but when he is. almost 
every man he meets, greets him, and is saluted in return in a cordial 
manner. Fq:>on such an occasion, after being effusively greeted by 
a fine looking gentleman, elegantly dressed, G. P. was confused at not 
remembering him, and in an apc^logetic manner suggested he had 
forgotten for the moment the name of his fricnrl. "Why." said the 
friend, "don't you remember me? I am the gu}' that mixes vour 
Manhattans o\er at the Lahr Flouse." 

Mary and George P. Haywood are the ])arents of three chil- 
dren, which follow : 


ABVI No. 154 

Leona Haywood, eldest child of Mary and George P. Haywood, 
was born January 12, 18.S2. at LaFayette, Indiana; educated in the 
city schools of LaFayette. Indiana, and attended Smith College in 
Massachusetts. As a child she was brought up under entireh' dif- 


ferent circumstances and environments than her mother, experienced 
city comforts and advantages, with no denial of anything reasonable 
or necessary for her development or pleasure. Of pleasing disposi- 
tion and superb physical form, she has developed into an ultra- 
modern city matron, with all that that implies. 

After graduating from Smith, she was married to Roy Elder 
Adams, a well-to-do manufacturer of Indianapolis, where they have 
since resided. Air. Adams is a graduate of Purdue University. They 
represent fully the ideal culture of this republic. They have two 
girls, Mary Ann, ABVII No. 68, and Janet, ABVII No. 69— two 
great girls. 


ABVI No. 155 

Marshall Haywood, the elder son of Mary J. and George P. 
Haywood, was born March 13. 1886. He was educated in the city 
schools, studied one year in Purdue, graduated from Lawrenceville 
Preparatory School at Princeton, New Jersey ; entered Princeton 
University, graduating June 12. 1907. When he returned home he 
began an active business career. 

To convey to the reader the innate ability of his makeup, I record 
the following from personal knowledge. Immediately from college 
he entered the employ of a large general contractor as an estimator 
in the office ; within six months he had so mastered the details of 
the whole business that he was promoted over all others, including 
the chief assistant, who had spent years attaining the position. The 
irony of the situation developed later when he was to become a 
brother-in-law of this same chief. 

His time was not long as an employee. His father had a large 
interest in a printing business, which included the publishing of the 
LaFayette Morning Journal. Marshall assumed the management of 
that enterprise. Promptly his ability was again demonstrated. Under 
his management the newspaper became, instead of a liability, an asset, 
and in a few years sold for $125,000 of real cash. 

In the meantime the printing and publishing business had grown 
to mammoth proportions. About the time Marshall entered the com- 
pany the family secured entire ownership. In 1914 they constructed 
their own building at Fifth and Ferry Streets. The business has out- 
grown even that space and needs more and more. Of all this Marshall 
has contributed the major part. He is mentally keen, quick, shrewd, 
farsighted and generally able. He is popular and one of the city's 
leaders in all civic affairs. He was not in the world war but did 


his full share of war relief work. Aside from his work for the 
Publishing Company he personally owns and publishes a national 
trade magazine of large circulation, puljlished monthly, devoted to the 
paper box and box-board industry. 

During his school and college days his escapades and Ijoyish prank 
activities were limited only by the hours of the day and night. One 
instance may be related. While in Princeton a New York City elec- 
tion came on. Without lea\e he went to New York City, assumed 
the captaincy of a precinct on the Anti-Tammany side of politics ; 
pulled and hauled, scrapped and slugged in the approved manner of the 
times until the polls were closed ; ran the risk of arrest, expulsion 
from college, and parental discipline, all for the love of adventure. 

While strictly a moral man, his religious tendencies, like most 
urban dwellers of his generation, seem to be "nil." However, he is 
a member of the Episcopal church, of which, in his younger days, 
he was a member of its vested choir. 

Marshall was married on May 21, 1910, to Miss Enid Carothers. 
formerly of Princeton, New Jersey. They have one son Marshall Hay- 
wood, Jr., ABVn No. 70. Enid is admired by the whole family for 
her charming appearance, dignified bearing and friendly association. 
Her father was a partner of the original Arbuckle Bros., coiTee mer- 
chants of New York. She was educated internationally, having studied 
nine years in Germany, and speaks several languages. Further refer- 
ence to this couple is reproduced from the Lafayette Courier on May 
23, 1910: 


Marshall E. Haywood and Miss Enid Carothers Wed. Marriage Complete 

Surprise to All. Young People Interviewed 

at Indianapolis 

"LaFayette society was treated to a genuine surprise yesterday 
when it was announced that Miss Enid Leora Carothers, daughter of 
Mrs. Ginevra L. Carothers, had been married Saturday evening to Mar- 
shall E. Haywood, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. George P. Haywood. 
Having succeeded in keeping their matrimonial intentions a secret 
from the family and friends alike, the young people united in wed- 
lock and away on their automobile honeymoon before it liecame known 
that they had taken the marriage \-ows. 

"The news was the more surprising from the fact that only a 
few days ago it was announced informally that Miss Carothers was to 
marry a young Englishman whom she met on a recent trip to Europe 
with her mother. 


"The marriage ceremony was performevl Saturday evening at 
seven thirty o'clock by Rev. Demetrius D. Tillotson, pastor of Trinity 
M. E. Church, at his home on North Sixth Street. George P. Hay- 
wood Jr., brother of the bridegroom, was the only attendant and he and 
an intimate girl friend of the bride were the only ones to whom the 
young couple confided their secret. It is believed that the marriage was 
planned on earlier than Friday evening. Mr. Haywood procured a 
marriage license late Saturday afternoon, pledging the county clerk 
and his deputy to secrecy. He had already prepared his motor car 
for a long journey, and after dusk suit cases containing wearing 
apparel were strapped to the back of the car. 

"Immediately after the marriage ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Hay- 
wood departed in the automobile for Frankfort, and after spending 
the night there they continued on to Indianapolis yesterday and were 
at the Claypool hotel last night. Today they resumed their journey, 
which will probably take them to a number of cities before they return 
to this city for residence in about two weeks. 

"The news of the marriage caused great surprise, both in the 
Haywood and the Carothers homes. Mr. and Mrs. Haywood were 
interviewed at the Claypool in Indianapolis by representatives of 
the Indianapolis Star, and according to a story in the Star today Mr. 
Haywood admitted his bride's engagement to E. S. Walker, of London, 
England. Mrs. Haywood, however, according to the Indianapolis 
Star story, ridiculed the idea that she was the fiancee of the English- 
man, stating that she only met him on the steamer on which she and 
her mother returned from England a month ago. The Star says: 'Mrs. 
Haywood said she and her mother are close friends of the Walker 
family, but added that she and the younger Walker never met until 
he and his father and she and her mother sailed for America on the 
same steamer. She said Mr. Walker and his father were in Chicago 
where the elder Walker is ill. She and her mother have visited them 
several times in Chicago, and this, she added, is probably what gave rise 
to the rumors that she was to have married the younger Walker. She 
admitted her mother knew nothing of her plans to marry Mr. Hay- 

Mrs. Haywood is a beautiful and charming young woman of many 
accomplishments. She is the younger daughter of Mrs. Ginevra Car- 
others, of South Seventh Street. She came to Lafayette for resi- 
dence with her mother and sister three years ago, coming from Prince- 
ton, N. J. It was there she met Mr. Haywood while he was attending 
Princeton University, and it was rumored at that time that the two 
were engaged. Miss Carothers has been a great favorite in society 


circles in Lafayette ever since her arrival here. She is a nicmher of 
the Lafayette Dramatic Club and has taken leading parts in club pro- 
ductions. She is also a member of the Pickwick Club. 

"Mr. Haywood is secretary-treasurer of the Burt-Haywood Pub- 
lishing Company and one of the best known men in Lafayette. He is 
a very capable business man and has a large circle of friends. He was 
graduated from Princeton Liniversity in the class of l''()7, and before 
going to Princeton he attended Purdue. He is a member of the Purdue 
Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and of the Elm Club of Prince- 
ton. He fs also an active member of the Lafayette Club." 


ABVI No. 156. 

George P., Jr., the Hay woods' younger son, was born Macrh 17, 
1890, early in the morning of St. Patrick's day, which accounts for 
his always wearing green. He was educated in the city schools and 
both studied and played in Princeton University. He has probably 
seen more real life in his youth than any other member of the famil)'. 
In appearance and actions he is a very innocent sort of chap, one of 
the kind that had he set a bomb it would have a long fuse, and he 
would be found in innocent sleep far away, when the explosion came. 
I confess I have never been able to make his accjuaintance. Those 
who know him best are his great and lasting friends. 

Since the world war he has been connected with the management 
of the Haywood Publishing Company. One great big feather in his cap, 
in the writer's estimation, is the fact that he thought more of his 
country than he did of his hide, and enlisted in the verv dangerous 
flying squadron of the aviation department in the World War, not- 
withstanding he had a young wife and child to leave. After gradu- 
ating as a flyer he was an instructor in flying in a Texas field. Much 
to the surprise and relief of his family, he served his time without 
injury. He was discharged with the rank of Lieutenant. For 
this action he will always be honored by the writer, as one of the 
very few of our branch of the Marshall familv whom history shows 
ever entered the service of their country. To be fair, however, I 
shall state here that by j^ersonal investigation, going back many years, 
I have found good and sufficient reasons and extenuating circumstances 
why the family has left such a record, and not in the least degree 
any lack of patriotism in the past generations. 

After a courtship l)oth before the footlights and behind the 
scenes, extending backward and forward across the country, on June 


28th, 1915 he was married to Miss Mabel Harris, the daughter of 
a prominent artist of New York City. Mabel at and before her mar- 
riage was an actress, with a lovely appearance and the voice of a lark. 
They have two boys, George P. Ill, ABVII No. 71, and Harris, 
ABVn No. 71. 


ABV No. 107 

The writer of this record, Wallace Marshall, second son and 
fourth child of Solomon H. Marshall and Sarah Ann Wright Mar- 
shall, was born at Pitchin, Clarke County, Ohio, on July 6, 1860. 

I attended school in Ohio from my sixth year to my tenth and con- 
tinued in the winter months only, in Indiana, where the family had 
moved, until my eighteenth year. The last term that I attended, 
taught by George P. Playwood, in Montmorenci, closed in the spring 
of 1879. From the age of nine years, along with my elder brother 
George, we worked the farm, only getting started in school late in the 
fall, and usually some time after the school term had begun. Begin- 
ning at fourteen years of age I worked more or less, as opportunity 
offered, learning the carpenter trade. The spring before I was eighteen, 
not being needed at home, I was permitted to work out. From March 
to November of that year, and the same the next I worked on the 
farm of Harvey Westfall. an uncle of the girl whom I later married, 
feeding cattle and raising corn. I worked for $17 per month for 
the first year, and $18 per month for the second year. 

In 1880 I farmed for myself on a rented forty acres and worked 
at the carpenter trade in the fall. I was married to Alice E. Sapping- 
ton on October 7, 1880. In 1881, we lived on a small farm owned by 
my wife. In 1882 and '83, I ran a store and sold Champion Harvesting 
machines in Montmorenci. In 1884 my father and I, brother Henry 
working with us, with a store room at No. 3 South 2nd Street, La- 
fayette, sold Champion Harvesting machines in Tippecanoe County. 
After voting for Benjamin Harrison for President, in the morning of 
election day in November, 1888, we moved from Montmorenci to West 
Lafayette, where we have since resided. 

In the fall of 1884 I began the bridge business. From that time 
on every moment of spare time, by day and long into the night, was 
used to acquire an engineering education. Seven years of study, work, 
and struggle were necessary before I achieved success. As to what 
I have accomplished since. I will say nothing, except that it is a long 
way for a country boy, from following a pair of mules in the prairie, 
to a contracting and manufacturing business of half a million dollars 


a year ; to traveling and doing business over the whole country ; land- 
ing in J. P. Morgan's office in New York, and easily holding my own 
with the trust magnate ; to being known the country over as an engi- 
neer and aggressive competitor ; to leaving as my tracks, in many 
states, monuments of steel and masoiu-y, in structures of many kinds, 
that will remain long after 1 and all of mine are seen no more. 

My life experience as an engineer and manufacturer, and a Iniilder 
of all kinds of structures, has been an extremely interesting one 
to me. Alwavs, as with others, there seemed insurmountable difficulties, 
which, when met and successfully passed were only encouragement for 
further and greater effort. Money reward likely never had the value 
to me that it should have had. My ])leasure has been derived from 
actual physical construction, which accounts for my limited financial 
possessions. I never had a money nose. Now, after more than sixty 
years, I view the j)anorama of life, and see what a wonderful thing 
life and ]~>ersonality is; wliat opportunities we have had; what little 
things the failures we have made really were ; what a great thing it has 
been to live and be a free moral agent to use the vast and wonderful 
things of nature as the tools of our will ; and that the poorest of us 
in mental equipment have had much more of pleasure than of sorrow. 
So that I question the gratitude of those whose avarice makes them 
believe their efforts for their own pleasure entitle them to more and 
more for ever and ever. 

For what achievements and success I have had in life. I give 
credit to an inheritance from my father for perseverance, and from 
my mother for her unlimited energy. 

Alice E. Marshall is the daughter of Thomas Sappington and 
Isabelle Westfall Sappington. 

She was born in Tippecanoe Count)', Indiana, on August 2. 1860. 
She was brought up in the neighborhood of Montmorenci, and was 
married there, to Wallace Marshall, the author of this history, on 
October 7, 1880. 

We have one daughter. .M. Estelle (Marshall) Walters of West 
Lafayette, Indiana, and one son, Wallace Leslie Marshall, of Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Both the Sappington and Westfall were old respected pioneer 
families of Tippecanoe County. 
I Three of the A-Iarshalls married in the Westfall family. Ellen 

I Marshall married Mark Westfall, J. Edgar Marshall married Jennie 
' Westfall, sister of Mark, Wallace Marshall married Alice, daughter 
! of Isabelle Westfall, and cousin of Mark and Jennie. 


At this point I must record a protest against the proverbial flings 
at mother-in-laws. 

My mother-in-law lived with us for ten years before her death. 
There never was a single unpleasant word spoken, nor an unkind act 
by her toward me in all those years. On the contrary, she was always 
helpful, considerate, and pleasant, and took the most kindly interest 
in our welfare. 

I am therefore, always furious when anyone says slighting, sar- 
castic things about a mother-in-law. 

Alice's grandmother, Mary Sappington, was the daughter of John 
Foster, Second, a Methodist preacher of Maryland and Ohio, and he 
was a son of John Foster, First, a preacher for thirty-five years and a 
Revolutionary soldier. John Foster, Second, was also the great-grand- 
father of Jennie and Mark Westfall on their mother's side of the 

I am informed by James C. Foster of Higby, Ohio, that there are 
ten thousand descendants of Rev. John Foster, First, living all over 
the United States. 

There were eight of the women in this locality nearly a hundred 
years ago, each of whom left many descendents. 

Alice was educated in the schools of Montmorenci as the other 
members of the family were. 

She has always belonged to the M. E. Church. She was taught 
housekeeping and economy from youth, and practices what she was 
taught until this day. 

Home and her children have been her life interest, which has now 
been extended to the three grandchildren. 

We are leisurely descending toward the sunset of life, with good 
health, few responsibilities and no worries, and likely as well content 
as the average couple that have been married forty-one years. 


M. Estelle Marshall, only daughter of Wallace and Alice E. 
Marshall, was born September 29, 1881, on a farm one and one-half 
miles north and one-half mile east of Montmorenci. In temperament 
and every other way she is the daughter of her father. From early 
childhood she has been exceedingly active and industrious. She at- 
tended the graded schools and graduated from the high school of \^^est 
Lafayette. She then entered Purdue University and graduated with 
the degree of B. S. with the class of 1902. She gave special attention 
to music and is an accomplished musician and a pipe organist. All 
my young days I was determined that if I ever possessed children, 


they should have the opportunity to enjoy Hfe while young. It was 
impossible for my father, with his large faniil\-, to give his children a 
college education, or any of the luxuries of life, lie and my mother 
did remarkably well, considering the time and the condition of the 
country in those days. The pleasures and leisure I craved as a boy it 
was my ambition to give to my children. As I grow older, it seems 
a question in my mind whether the hard W'Ork and industry for the 
young is not best for them in after life. Regardless of that, I am 
happy to know that both of my children not only received a university 
education, but never had to work and save and deny themselves as I 

So Estelle had ample time and advantage to cultivate her character 
and accomplishments. For several years after her graduation she en- 
joyed herself in her own way. She had no desire for society life, ex- 
cept a close relation with a large number of girl associates, who thor- 
oughly enjoyed life. She belonged to the M. E. church, and partici- 
pated in the church activities. On June 15th. 1910, she was married 
to Harry A. Walters, formerly of Indianapolis, then with the West- 
inghouse Co., of East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They lived in a sub- 
urb of Pittsburgh for three years, coming to West LaFayette in 1913. 
Since 1915 they have lived on State street, West LaFayette, where 
Harry has been in the supply and plumbing business. 

They have three daughters, Alice Marshall Walters, y-VBVII No. 
72>; Helen Leslie Walters, ABVII No. 74 and Virginia Louise Walters, 
ABVH No. 7^ in which Estelle's life is now centered. These three 
girls are as tine as can be, and the pride and comfort of their grand- 
parents, who take the keenest delight in seeing them grow and improve. 
Estelle is planning twenty years ahead for their following her foot- 
steps in education and for their graduation from her Alma Mater, Pur- 
due University. 


ABVI No. 158 

Wallace Leslie Marshall, only son of Wallace and Alice E. Mar- 
shall, was born on February 20, 1887, at Montmorenci, Tippecanoe 
County, Indiana. When he was about one and a half years old the 
family moved to West Lafayette. Indiana, where he spent all his life 
until he was twenty-five years old. He went to school nine months 
per year for fourteen years, and then balked when I wanted him to 
take a post graduate course. He attended the grade school and took 
three years of the high school ; he did not stay to graduate in the high 
school, and enter the university on a high school commission, but 

took the examination a year ahead of the ordinary time, and was ad- 
mitted to the university freshman class. He graduated with his class in 
1908, with the civil engineer degree. He is of a peculiar character, and 
in many ways unusual. He has a strong, solid character. In disposi- 
tion and temperament he is his mother over again. I never knew him to 
have an enemy nor to have a scrap in his life. In all his boyhood years, 
and until the present, he never caused his parents one moment's worry 
by bad conduct. He was brought up in the environment of a city, plus 
the students of the university from everywhere, and had all the oppor- 
tunities for mischief, if he had been so inclined. He was taught what 
was right and wrong, but given entire liberty, and he never abused his 
privilege. He is affable, but reserved. He has a purpose and place 
for everything he does, and nothing can divert him from a course 
that he has adopted. 

To illustrate his determination, I relate : During vacation, while 
he was in college, I was personally superintending the construction 
of a large bridge over the Wabash River at Cayuga, Indiana. He 
came down to the work to spend his vacation away from town, and as- 
sist in the construction. Before leaving home, he had planned to stay 
at the work up to a certain day, then go to Terre Haute and reach home 
on a certain day to prepare for matriculation. It so happened that he 
was running a hoisting engine when the time came for him to leave. 
The day before we had had some labor troubles, and were short of 
men. I suggested that he could stay a few days more until things set- 
tled down. His reply was, "I came to stay until tomorrow." When 
the morrow was over, he packed his grip and proceeded with schedule. 
His whole life has been just as orderly. 

After graduation from the university, he entered our engineering 
office and remained for some five years. He then spent one year as 
assistant engineer in a similar concern in East St. Louis. After that he 
came back to LaFayette and stayed until the \\'orld W^ar was on. He 
always read the news and kept exceptionally well up on all public 
questions, upon which he had decided opinions. The code of honor 
in the university forbade any man to bluff or be a "four flusher," and he 
had great respect for these principles. When war was declared I waited 
with intense interest his action, but said nothing. He finally brought 
up the subject of voluntary enlistment and stated his position. Many of 
the college men and his associates were enlisting. His position was 
that he could not do it ; his hearing, like my own. is badly impaired. He 
said if he did enlist, he would surely be rejected, and as all his associates 
knew of his misfortune, they would think he was "four flushing,'" 


knowing he would be rejected. He spent a month or two planning 
liow to get into the service. All at once he announced he was off for 
Washington, and left within twenty-four hours. At Washington, he 
received an appointment in the engineering department for aviation. He 
passed the examination 100 per cent in everything, educationally, i)hys- 
ically and mentall}', hut his hearing was 25 per cent impaired, and 
he was rejected. He advised me he could get an appointment in the 
ordnance de])artment, but the result would likely be the same, and that 
that day he would go to work in the emergency fleet corporation, where 
it w^as not necessary to pass such an examination ; and there he went. 
It is more than four and a half }ears, and he is still there, performing 
faithful service. 

On December 17. 1 *>!'*, he v/as married to Miss Ciladys Shannon, 
of East St. Louis, Illinois. The}- are nicely located in a large apart- 
ment house in Washington, leading a quiet but ideally happy life. He 
is a Republican through and through, is strictly moral in every way, 
but has never indicated any religious convictions one way or the other; 
however he has attended church more or less all his life. He is amply 
able to hold his own and take care of himself and his, under any cir- 


ABV No. 108 

Lyla, as she was called during her life, was the youngest daughter 
of Solomon H. and Sarah Ann Marshall. She was born either in 
Greene or Clark County, ()hio, on ( Jctober 16, 1862, brought up at 
Montmorenci, Ti])pecanoe County, and married Charles h^reemont 
Moore in 1884. 

She died Decem])er 25. 1885, at Boswell, Benton County, Indiana. 

She was educaterl in the school at ]\Iontmorenci. the same as the 
other children. 

She was an accomplished musician, and a great worker in the 
Methodist church and Sunday school. 

She was a splendid, high-minded, cultured, and beautiful Noung 
woman; She died from fever, after giving birth to a bo}- bab}-, whom 
she named Merl Marshall Moore. She passed awa}- at the \ery thresh- 
old of life, deeply mourned b_\' a host of friends besides her familw 

She is buried in the Montmorenci Cemeter}-, where her gra\e is al- 
ways kept green. 

Her husband at that time was a teacher and principal of the 
Boswell schools. He 's a graduate of Purdue University. He as a 


young man was a fine, upright, able fellow, and his subsequent career 
has fully justified his early promise. 

After being a widower for a number of years, he again married 
and has two interesting daughters. 

He resides at Racine, Wisconsin, where for twenty years he has 
owned and conducted a large business college. 

He was my schoolmate for several years, then my brother-in-law. 
To me, he is my brother-in-law yet, and always will be, and held in my 
highest esteem for his manly qualities. 

He is an enthusiastic Mason, belongs to the Blue Lodge, Chapter, 
Knights Templar, the Consistory and Shriners. 

ABVI No. 159 

Merl was born at Boswell, Indiana, on December 15^ 1885. 

After Lyla's death, he was taken to Montmorenci and placed under 
the care of his grandparents, where he was brought up under the same 
conditions as the others of our family had been before. 

After Mother's death in 1900, when he was nearly fifteen years of 
age, he went to his father, who by that time had married and had a 

He was given a good education, and then entered the business col- 
lege as a teacher, and partner with his father. 

For several years he has had the management of the college, while 
his father looked after the outside work, that is, getting the students 
while Merl teaches them. 

I have been to their college, and it is a wonder. Desks, typewriters, 
adding machines and office fixtures without number and hundreds of 
students with a full complement of instructors. Merl is in charge from 
early morning until the night classes are dismissed, every working 
day in the year except one week of vacation. 

They have made a big success, and how they did it, I do not know. 
Within a few squares, the Racine High School gives a full business 
course with free tuition, while their only income is from scholarship 
fees. No wonder he works sixteen hours a day. 

Notwithstanding his strenuous duties, he is fat and hearty, as 
handsome, and finely proportioned a young man as ever lived. In addi- 
tion, he is a man of character and standing. For twenty years, or 
until Father's death, he nev^er failed to come and see him twice a year, 
at Christmas and in July. 


Aside from his manly qualities, his loyal consideration for his 
grandfather has made a warm place in the hearts of all the family 
for Merl Marshall Moore. 

Although thirty-six years of age, he has never married. I wonder 
if he hasn't heen too husy. 


ABV No. 109 

Henry Wright Marshall, who was the sixth child of S. H. and 
Sarah Marshall, was horn in Greene County, (Jhio, on January 29, 
1865. He came to Tippecanoe County, Indiana, January 1, 1871, where 
he has since resided. 

He is the youngest of the family, with the exception of one son, 
William, who died in 1871. He was brought up in the same environ- 
ment and under the same restrictions as the other members of the 

His education was received in the schools of Montraorenci, and 
the Union Business College of LaFayette, from which he graduated 
in 1883. 

He was an alert and quick student in school. As a young man he 
took advantage of every opportunity to acquire information and edu- 
cate himself in the problems of life. He has continued that policx' all 
his life until today he is as well educated broadly speaking, as the most 
able university graduate. He is a very forceful and logical writer upon 
any of the topics of the day. His diction is clear and always in perfect 
form. He is very choice in phraseology and decidedly particular as 
to how his words are arranged. While he emplo3's an editorial staff 
on his newspaper, many of the best articles are written by him. 

In his young manhood he participated in all the social activities 
of his neighborhood. After going to the city he was quite popular 
among the city's social set. He had a fine voice and natural musical 
ability wdiich he cultivated. He was a choir member of the largest 
church in the city for a long time. He played the piano and guitar 
sufficiently well to always help in social gatherings. The writer has seen 
him entertain a crowd in other cities for hours at a time. 

When young he had a natural gift for making friends and retaining 
them. He inherited the industry of his parents, and particularly the 
energy of his mother, whicli has followed him continuously through 
life, in all of his peregrinations. 

He was married to Laura O. Van Natta, of Montmorenci, in 1891. 
They have one son, Henry W. Marshall, Jr., of LaFayette. 


After his marriage his business responsibiHties gradually increased, 
and in proportion his social activities declined. Periodically he re- 
lapses to the old form and enjoys himself to the limit. 

His business career began at an early age, as is usual with coun- 
try bred boys. While he lived in the village of Montmorenci, his oc- 
cupation until about eighteen years of age, was upon the farm. For 
one or two seasons he worked with his eldest brother on a farm in the 
prairies of White County. 

In the winter of 1883, after graduating from the business college, 
he was engaged in the Harvesting Machine Agency with the writer 
and his father. 

In the fall of that year, he was employed by the old Rosser Print- 
ing Establishment, and from there he went on the road as traveling 
salesman for a printing establishment in Bloomington, Illinois, selling 
printing and stationery to the retail trade in Illinois and Indiana. At 
that early age his personality and ability attracted the attention of 
business men with whom he came in contact. One of his customers, 
of large means, had a son about H. W.'s age, whom he wished to 
establish in business, but whom, owing to his inexperience, he was 
afraid to trust alone. He proposed to Henry that he would furnish 
the capital for a partnership of Henry and his son, if Henry would 
agree to manage the business. As a result the stationery firm of 
Marshall & Jaques was established in the City of Lafayette, where 
they did a large and successful business until some time after Henry's 
marriage. During these years, he built up a reputation as a shrewd 
business man. 

In 1891, he joined with me in reorganizing the Lafayette Bridge 
Company. He became President of the company, and I acted as 
General Superintendent and Engineer. The bridge plant was built 
on the Belt Railroad, and became very successful, and was operated 
continuously until sold to the American Bridge Company in 1900. 

During these years of business associations, I had the opportunity 
to observe his orderly methods, his intellectual power, and the begin- 
ning of his career, which has developed into that of one of the most 
successful and widely known men in the State of Indiana. 

Many people believe that "luck" has all to do with a successful 
life. My observation and experience is that that is all "tommy-rot." 
In analyzing my own life, it is no trouble for me to ])lace my finger on 
the mistakes and faults that kept me from being a wealthy man. It is 
equally clear to me how H. W. avoided them and succeeded, although 
both had the same heritage. 

The secret of success is brains plus self contral. plus the ability 
to see and act straight. II. \\"s. acti\ities are well illustrated by the 
following incident: In a conversation with a bank president and very 
wealthy man, he remarked, "11. \V. could afford to do certain things 
if he wished." "Yes," I answered, "he has had very good luck." 
"Luck? H— 1," said he, "it's brains, nothing but l)rains." (jranted the 
brains, he sees straight. 

Some vears ago, I th.ought I saw a fine business opportunity out- 
side of my regular line. I talked it over with H. \V., ])Utting the best 
possible emphasis on the {prospects. He listened without comment, 
according to liis custom. When I had finished, he curtly advised, 
"Keep out, there is nothing to it." Like most people, I received the 
advice I had requested, but followed by own inclination. Within six 
months I was several thousand dollars wiser and that amount poorer. 
He had, and always has had, an uncanny faculty of seeing straight. 

He has another important faculty. He will listen, without the 
bat of an eyelash, for hours to suggestions, to arguments, to facts and 
fancies. An observer might think he never saw a point, nor cared a 
straw for wTiat was said. If that same observer should watch results. 
a day, week, or perhaps a year thereafter, he would find, arranged 
in martial order, everything of value that occurred, with nothing for- 
gotten that was of use, and e\erything from which he could profit, 
adopted as his own. 

Physically he is but a medium sized man, always well groomed 
and of good apjiearance, but shows no signs in his makeup of any- 
thing other than the ordinary intelligent business man. His speech 
is always soft and low. He has good control of temper, wdiich, with 
all the family, he possesses. There is nothing about him of bluff or 
bluster. Nevertheless, he has nerves of steel. That nerve however. 
is always in reserve and only exercised in emergencies. A case in 
point, of which there are many similar. I shall relate. 

While w^e were in business together, and still }Oung men, we 
were in another city attending the letting of a large contract by a 
board of county commissioners. As usual, we had made careful 
preparation for the conflict with some twenty or more strong com- 
petitors. It was competition of both price and engineering. The 
board was sole judge of both. An all day session with the various 
competitors had extended until ten o'clock at night. We and the 
three members of the board, with the auditor, were in the private 
room of the board. I had discussed and explained the engineering 
features. Everybody was tired. When I had finished the President 


of the Board announced they would adjourn until morning, and started 
to leave the room. As quick as a flash, H. W. jumped between him and 
the door and in his quiet, but firm and easy manner, said. "Hold on, 
Mr. A, let's settle this now. Mr. B, how do you vote on this award?" 
"I vote for your company." "Mr. C, how do you vote?" "I vote 
for your company." "Now, Mr. A, two have voted for us; just make 
it unanimous." "Well, two is a majority; I will vote yes." "All right. 
Thanks. "Mr. Auditor, make up the record accordingly." I have 
never seen a finer exhibition of nerve. 

Another faculty he possesses to a remarkable degree is his ability 
to judge men and motives. In business affairs he is as cold as a piece 
of steel. He appraises a man at a glance and seems to instinctively 
place him in his proper sphere. Hence, his selection of his employes 
and assistants is seldom, indeed, a misfit. This element in his nature 
accounts for his success in organization. After he has selected a man 
for a certain position he gives him full rein and places the responsi- 
bility upon him to make good; if he doesn't, it's good-bye and no 
apologies. Sympathy for failure has no reserve fountain in his make- 
up. His good-will and friendship are steadfastly held, but by success 
alone. He expects big results from services, and always pays in pro- 
portion. I know of one man taken from another position, where he 
was getting fifteen dollars per week, and in four years H. W. was 
paying him one hundred and fifteen dollars a week, and the man had 
never asked for an increase. 

His genius for organization and executive ability have made his 
financial success. Let no one think, however, that ability, genius, 
brains, luck, or anything else will make success either in wealth or in 
accomplishment or enduring fame, without the inevitable drudge of 
labor and perseverence. H. W. has been no exception to this rule. 
His days and nights and Sundays have been given up to it for these 
many years. He has been burning both ends of his candle of life. 

The position he has reached is enviable in one sense, and yet there 
is another angle. Today as I write there lies in this city the body of 
Henry's most intimate friend, awaiting burial. They have been asso- 
ciates in many business ventures. He was all that Henry is, and even 
more successful in a financial way. Many prominent and wealthy 
men from all over the country will attend his funeral, and in a few 
days all but a few will have forgotten. His candle of life burning 
at both ends cut him short in early life. Many times I have tried to 
impress this lesson upon H. W., but without success. Satisfaction in 
success? Yes, but often a reasonable financial success provides ways, 


yes, many ways, for all the activity necessary for a man of middle life, 
and will give, in addition, more dividends in satisfaction, l)esides assnr- 
\ng the normal length of life. 

For example, the knowing- the people whom T have met, and the 
preparation of this record, are worth more to me in pleasure than the 
income of a million. In addition to that, the hook will he used a hun- 
dred years from now hy some yet unborn, stimulating them by confi- 
dence in their heredity. 

For a few years, beginning in the late nineties, due to ill health, 
H. W. relaxed sufficiently from strenuous business to enjoy himself 
for a time with two playthings. 

First, there were race horses. That was before the speed demon, 
the automobile, was even dreamed of. He kept a string of speedy 
horses, attended the fairs and grand circuit races, solely for the sport 
of the game. 

Sometimes he won, and sometimes he didn't. I am of the o])inion, 
however, that he got more genuine pleasure out of it, and had more 
healthy enjoyment, than he has had in any other period of his life 
so far. 

The other was politics. Previous to 1898, he had taken a lively 
interest in politics, but only that of a citizen, interested in the welfare 
of the community. 

In 1898 he was elected to represent Tippecanoe County and \\'ar- 
ren County in the State Legislature. He was re-elected in 1900 and 
again in 1902. 

He was elected Speaker of the House for the session of 1903-5. 
For some time he was district chairman of the Repuljlican party of 
his district. 

He was national delegate from the Tenth District to the Repub- 
lican convention at Chicago that nominated Charles Evan Hughes for 

He is a standpat Republican, and stayed with the old line when 
the majoritv in both county and state flopped to the Progressives in 

In the first two sessions of the Legislature in which he was a 
member he was inconspicuous so far as open meetings were concerned, 
but behind the curtains and in private conferences, where the work is 
really done, he was in his element. His strength among his contempo- 
raries was such that in the third session he was elected Speaker with- 
out opposition. 

He made a popular speaker, acquitting himself with honor. Dur- 
ing the six years as representative he became acquainted with all the 


public men of the State, together with the poHticians. Httle and big, and 
through that source and his business connections he came to know 
all the men in the State who do things. From that time on he has 
probably yielded as large an influence on public affairs as any man in 
the State, either in public or private life. 

The Sixty-third General Assembly of the State of Indiana en- 
acted a law providing for the appointment by the Governor of a Lou- 
isiana Purchase Exposition Commission, to consist of fifteen commis- 
sioners, one from each congressional district, and two at large, all to 
serve without compensation. Henry W. Marshall was one of the two 
commissioners-at-large, and was vice-president of the Commission. 
He spent much time in preparing Indiana's exhibit at St. Louis, and 
was largely responsible for the creditable showing made by the State 
at the exposition. 

Many times in the past decade or two he has been too busy, or 
for other reasons was not about the polls on primary election days, 
where delegates to conventions of importance are elected. Neverthe- 
less, at the proper time he always shows up in the inner circle, in time 
for the fireworks. 

That method of manipulation and keeping out of the limelight is 
illustrated by his smooth performance in 1912. The writer's sym- 
pathies have always been with the proletariat, and I never could be 
hitched and made to stand by the politicians. It was but natural that 
I joined the Roosevelt Four Million in 1912 and was active from the 
beginning to the end of the campaign. 

Every one of us were pilgrims in the new cause, enjoined with 
the solemn duty of burying the old Republican party and its bosses, and, 
incidentally, by presiding at an historic meeting for organization, or 
stumping the rural community, to lay the foundations for family his- 
tory in the far dim future, and record our names as among the first 
"Bull Moosers" for the edification of our descendants. Alas, alas, it 
can never be. Dreams, dreams, nothing but dreams. 

Well, in our community, as in every other, about four out of five 
voters were with Roosevelt, and, as in every other, the Republican 
organization was not. Only two out of thirty of our county delegates 
to the State convention were for the organization. H. W. was not 
one of the two, and not even a candidate. 

On the evening before the convention, when the district delegates 
met at Indianapolis to elect various committeemen for the convention. 
H. W. smilingly appeared, equipped with a proxy from one of the two 
who had been elected. The old liners started the machine rolling, with 


the regulars standing shoulder U) shoulder, and the new recruits 
first on one leg, then the other. (Jur delegation had one place, 
that one a memher of the committee on credentials, and H. W., one of 
the two old liners, and he only a proxy delegate, was rolled into the 

The "organization" had the key to the credential committee room 
and a hig colored policeman guard. No matter who was elected, a 
majority of stand-patters only were permitted in that committee room. 
Likewise, when that committee reported the temporary roll of mem- 
bers for the convention, they saw to it that a majority of them were 
stand-patters. Fair? I told H. W. they had never heard the word. 
They ])ut the program through over the howl and protest of the vast 
majority. Every mother's son of them knew they were going down 
to defeat in the election to follow. Then what was the object? Sim- 
ply this, to keep the organization in their control. H. W. was in the 
background just pulling the strings. 

They didn't even campaign in the election, except to show a front. 
They were holding the organization, waiting for the next time, looking 
ahead. In looking back, we see every one of that crew back in the 
boat two years later, and all of them who were after the offices, big and 
little, have them. 

And thus it was the country over. There were in every commu- 
nity a few long-headed fellows like H. \\'., never in a hurr}-, patientl}' 
waiting, but never for a moment forgetting the organization. 

There are but few men in LaFa\ette who know^ the real power 
that H. ^\^ exercises in State politics. He honestly thinks he does it 
for the good of the people. I will concede his honesty of purpose, 
but his views and my opinion of that set of political buccaneers is just 
as near crosswise as it was in 1912. lie has repeatedly disclaimed any 
desire for political office. I wish he had not. I think it would l)roaden 
his vision of success in life, beyond the horizon of finance. 

In speaking, he makes no attempts at oratory. Howe\'er, by the 
use of good language, clear reasoning and keen wit, he makes an im- 
pressive speech. 

A\'hile H. W. is regarded as a cool, calculating business man, he 
is in fact discriminating in how he makes money. This element in his 
character is illustrated by the following incident: 

After he retired from the bridge company, al)0Ut 1808, he opened 
a broker's office. In about a year he abruptly closed it. In talking 
with me about it he said he could make more monev with less effort 
in that line than in an_\- other in which he had been engaged, but that 

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90 per cent came from poor people who were not able to pay, and that 
he would not follow a business of that character. 

About that time he assumed the sales management of a paving 
and supply company in Chicago. While employed upon a salary only, 
in a very short time he was general manager of the company. That 
was about the period of the formation of the trusts throughout the 
United States. The owners of the concern, recognizing his ability, 
retired to the background and told him to take charge of negotiating 
its sale. In a short time he had disposed of a few old melting pots 
and some contracting machinery to the asphalt trust for about one-half 
million dollars. That was really about the first of his association with 
big business. 

After that sale had been consummated, he organized the Western 
Construction Company, consisting of himself, Hugh McGowen of Indi- 
anapolis, and Samuel and Charles Murdock, of LaFayette. He was 
president and manager of the company from that time until early in 
this year of 1921. They did an enormous amount of asphalt paving 
all over the State of Indiana, running into millions of dollars. 

A few years later he negotiated the purchase of the street railway 
system of Evansville, Indiana, and the interurban from Evansville to 
Princeton and Patoka. They later purchased practically all the util- 
ities of Evansville. He was president of those utilities for a number 
of years, only closing out his interest two years ago. During all those 
years he was constantly in touch with large financial interests of the 
East, and has the confidence of all his associates. 

Besides his other interests, he and his wife are among the largest 
land owners of Tippecanoe County. Their land lies in Shelby Town- 
ship, and is known as "The Marshall Farms." 

These farms consist of several hundred acres of fine prairie soil, 
well improved. There are large cattle barns, horse barn and two 
immense silos that are in view for miles. In addition there is one of 
the most modern hog breeding plants in the country, where he special- 
izes in raising the big-type Poland China hogs of the finest strain. 

In 1914, he determined to enter the newspaper field. His interest 
in public afi'airs was one motive, but the largest one was financial 
profit. He first purchased the "Sunday Times of LaFayette"; a short 
time later he purchased the "LaFayette Morning Journal" from the 
Haywoods. Lie consolidated the papers, greatly improved the publica- 
tions and increased the circulation. 

In 1919, he purchased the "LaFayette Daily Courier," the other old 
established daily paper of the city, at a cost of one hundred fifty thou- 


sand dollars. The two papers were consolidated and has since heen 
published as "The LaFayette Journal and Courier." 

The newspapers were published in the Haywood Building, until 
1920, when he built a fine new structure on Sixth Street, and filled it 
with the most modern equipment for the production of the newspaj^er, 
and devoted it exclusively to that purpose. 

As another exhibition of nerve, in January, 1920, he purchased 
for five hundred and fifty thousand dollars the "Evansville Courier," 
published at Evansville, Indiana. The writer was considerably worried 
at his continued expansion and increased assumption of responsibilities, 
and so informed him. The only response was that same old quiet 
smile. In a few months he disposed of a half interest in that paper. 
In less than a year he had disposed of the other half. I am not going 
to state the number of dollars of profit he made, but in that deal he 
netted more than I have made in twenty years of hard work. 

For the past year he has been gradually reducing his responsi- 
bilities, until at the present time he is apparently getting to the point 
where he can enjoy life without wearing himself out. 

He is not only a man of action, but, in the proverbial sense, his 
word is as good as his bond. 

This characteristic was pointedly illustrated during last summer. 
He owned a large lot with a building adjoining his newspaper plant on 
Sixth Street. He had been offered twenty-five thousand dollars for it 
several times, and declined to accept it. The National Painters' head- 
quarters are in this city, and they approached him to purchase the real 
estate upon which to build an ofiice building for their use. He told 
them what he had refused for it, but as a citizen interested in the wel- 
fare of the city he would make them a proposition ; that they could set 
what in their judgment was a fair price and he would accept it. After 
a few days they informed him that they had fixed the price at eighteen 
thousand dollars. Without a protest, he smilingly accepted and deeded 
them the property. 

During these years he has been exceedingly lil^eral in many ways. 
Many people are under lasting obligation to him for generous gifts, of 
which few know but themselves. 

He has fully supported all public projects commensurate with the 
position he occupies. 

For many years before our father's death he was ever solicitous 
and active in looking after his comfort and pleasure. 
; A short time ago his close friend and associate, Samuel Murdock, 
passed away. I note in another newspaper than Henry's the statement 


that a big man had gone, and that H. W. Marshall was another big man 
of this city who still remained. That statement is but the truth. 

He is a member of Trinity M. E. Church, a member of the Co- 
lumbia Club of Indianapolis, a member of the Lincoln Club of La- 
Fayette, a member of the LaFayette Club of LaFayette, and belongs 
to the Masonic order, being a Knight Templar, and a member of the 
Consistory, or Thirty-second Degree, and the Mystic Shrine. 

He is a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Elks. 

By appointment of the Governor of the State, he is a Trustee of 
Purdue University of this city. 

Since writing the above sketch of Henry W. Marshall, Dr. W. 
E. Stone, who had been President of Purdue University for twenty 
years, met with an accident while mountain climbing in northern Can- 
ada, and was killed in July of 1921. The Board of Trustees of the 
University were called to meet immediately, and Henry W. Marshall 
was elected Vice-President and acting President of the University 
until such time as they could elect a new President. 

Henry W. has now been acting President for some seven months, 
assuming the responsibility of that large institution along with his 
many other affairs. I have heard many complimentary remarks on his 
excellent executive management of the affiairs of the University. He 
is very anxious to be relieved of the responsibility, which will doubt- 
less be done before many months. I have heard it from members of the 
faculty that they had never had such fine financial management as there 
has been since his administration began. 


Laura Olive Van Natta was born in Montmorenci on December 
22, 1867, and married Henry W. Marshall on February 10th, 1891, at 
the Van Natta home in Montmorenci. She was the daughter of 
Aaron and Emily Van Natta. 

The Van Natta family was one of the most prominent families 
of the west part of Tippecanoe County. They came there in an early 
period of the country's settlement. 

Laura's father was the principal merchant and the postmaster in 
Montmorenci for many years. He was a very able man in business, 
and at the time of his death the largest land owner on the west side 
of the county. 

He had been educated for a lawyer, and was very exact in every 
transaction. He had a fine intellect, a strong character, and was a 
splendid example of Christian manhood. 


Her mother, Emily Moore Van Natta, was a memljer of the prom- 
inent pioneer Moore family, who entered the land where Montmorenci 
is located in 1830. 

Mrs. Van Natta's first ancestor in this country was I'homas Moore. 
He was an officer in the English army ordered to Canada, and sta- 
tioned near the present city of Kingston, a few years hefore the Revo- 
lutionary War. 

For his services as an officer he was granted a large tract of land 
upon which Kingston is located. At the time of the Revolution he had 
retired from the army. His sympathies were with the Revolution. 

He was a fearless and outspoken man, and found it expedient to 
leave Canada between two days and go south to the States. He never 
recovered his property- in Canada. 

Mrs. Van Natta was a woman of wonderful memory. In 1899, 
she collaborated with her cousin and my brother-in-law, C. F. Moore, 
in writing an interesting history of the Moore family^ wherein there is 
left many reminiscences from her remarkable memory. 

Laura's keen mental quality and quiet but firm disposition are 
characteristic of her father. 

While they have one of the finest homes in the city of LaFayette 
and participate to a limited extent in social activities, she is not a 
society woman. She is interested in her home, and takes an interest 
in things worth while. In her quiet way she does many acts of charity 
and helps wdiere it is deserved and needed. 

She doesn't talk overmuch, but if anyone thinks she does not see 
and know what is going on he is badly mistaken. 

She never becomes excited or ruffled. I have known her as a 
child, young woman, and as wife and mother, and known her only to 
admire her. She has been not only my sister-in-law, but also a loyal 

She may see many faults in me and others, but her countenance 
j never betrays it. I have often thought what a big difference there is 

between what is in her mind and what some may think is there, and 
I how easily she can detect deception and quietly enjoy it all in her 


I She has been a member of the Methodist Church since childhood, 
jbut her retiring disposition keeps her from being publicly prominent. 
;She is mindful of her position and maintains it with proper dignity, 
I and always lets others do just as they please without its bothering 
'her a bit. 

i Neither show nor sham has aught to do with Laura. She has 
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always been kind to me, and I would fight today for her should it be 

She was educated in the school at Montmorenci, and in both De- 
Pauw and Purdue Universities. She was also a student of art and 

She belonged to the Kappa Alpha Theta, Greek letter sorority, 
and has ever since her college days been a loyal patroness of her 

Of serene temperament, she presides over one of the finest homes 
in LaFayette with grace and charm to the comfort and pleasure of 
her family. 


ABVI No. 160 

Henry Wright Marshall, Jr., is the only child of Henry W. and 
Laura O. Marshall. He was born on March 19, 1892, in the city of 

Henry is more Van Natta than Marshall, in both appearance and 

He was educated in the public schools of LaFayette^ entered Pur- 
due University and graduated in 1913 in the Agriculture Department. 

After graduating from the University, he entered the newspaper 
business, in the advertisement department of the LaFayette Journal,' 
owned by his father, and at present is manager of the Journal-Courier 

He has a wide opportunity open before him for an unusually 
pleasant life. 

Henry, Jr., is a typical city chap. He is of fine physical form 
and pleasant personality. While he graduated in agriculture, I haven't 
heard as yet of his plowing any corn. Since the family owns many 
acres of farm lands, that education will doubtless be of value to him 
at some future time. 

He was married to Helen Bromm in Evansville in October, 1916. 
Helen is a finely cultured young woman of a kindly and pleasing dis- 
position. She is popular in a wide circle of friends, and active in social ! 
afifairs. They move about and enjoy life, and that is precisely what 
they should do. 


AIV No. 32 

Jesse Wilson Marshall was born June 2*^. 1836, in Greene County, 
Ohio, the fourth son of Robert and Sarah Huffman Marshall. 


On November 10, 185'', he married Anna (lowdy, at Springfield, 
Ohio. She died at Tarkio, Mo.. August 23, 1894. On the 10th day of 
June, 1896, he married Adaline Crothers at Yellow S()rings, Ohio. 

He died at Xenia, Ohio, on October 11th, 1911. 

I wish I had the ability to write of Uncle jess as I should like to. 
I remember him well, from my early youth until his death. From one 
of his cousins still living in Iowa, I learned that his Uncle William 
was the aristocrat of our great-grandfather's family. 

Similarly, to my mind, Uncle Jess was the aristocrat of our fam- 
ilv. Not that he was snob1)ish, or gave the impression that he was 
better tiian others, but tiiat he was always neatly dressed, and was fine- 
looking and gentlemanly in his bearing. 

I do not know when he moved to Illinois, but he was there in 1868, 
and was there at my earliest recollection. All that time, he frequently 
came back to visit his relatives in Ohio and Indiana. He was usually 
accompanied by Aunt Anna antl the children, when they were small. 

He was a business man. For many years he was a large ship- 
per of horses. He was one of the best judges of horses in the West, 
and always kept fine drivers. 

In 1879, when I was a ])oy of nineteen years, I visited them in 
Monmouth, Illinois, for six weeks. That has been a green spot in my 
memory ever since. Thev lived in the finest house in Monmouth, and 
he was one of the leading men of the cit_\" in business affairs, and his 
family were leaders socially. 

At that time he said to me: "When I was a young man without 
a home I lived with your father and mother. I want to repay them. 
Up the street is Monmouth College. You enter the college and stay 
until you graduate. When you are through, I will put you in the best 
lawyer's office in this city, and make a lawyer of you. You will live 
I with me, and at no expense to your family." 

I What little judgment the average boy of that age has! I had girl 

I on my brain, like most fellows. I thanked him, but I must get to work 
I and make money to get married. The opportunity for an education 
i passed forever from me. 

I In the million times he has entered my mind since, every time I 

! remember his generous offer, and feel as thankful for it as if I had 
j accepted. 

I \\ ithout a college education, I made myself a successful engineer. 

With a college education, I wonder what kind of a lawyer he would 
have made of me. However, the "might have beens" cut no ice in the 
mill pond. 


In the eighties, after his daughter Lizzie had married, he moved 
to Tarkio, Missouri. In the spring of 1894, when on a business trip 
through Missouri. I spent a day or two in Tarkio. 

It was a short time before Aunt Anna died. Even then she was 
failing fast. Ever since my boyhood she was the beautiful, kindly, 
refined Aunt Anna to me. There was none her equal. Surrounded 
with a loving family, with every comfort, with the best of care, yet she 
was fast failing. 

Sadly, I left her forever,, but shall always have memories of her 
beautiful life. I have not seen any of their children since that time. 

After her death, Uncle Jess went back to the old home in Ohio. 
There for the next ten or twelve years I was with him many times, and 
came to know his strength of character. 

He had always been of a religious nature. They were United 
Presbyterians. There was about him the subtle Quaker attitude 
alluded to heretofore. He was always quiet-spoken, but of firm con- 

He was a Republican in politics, and knew and could logically 
give the reasons for his being even a stand-pat Republican. 

He had a strong mind, and a most level head. He was of a most 
discriminating nature. In landscape, garden or home, everything must 
be perfect and in harmony. He was a judge of beauty in nature, ani- 
mals, or men and women. 

Of all our people, I know no other who took the interest in his 
relations that he did. No matter who they were, if they were of Mar- 
shall blood he was always interested in their welfare. 

His final resting place is beside Aunt Anna, at Tarkio, Missouri, 
the home of all of his children. 

AV No. Ill 

Lizzie Marshall, eldest daughter of Jessie W. and Anna Goudy 
Marshall, was born August 12, I860, in Ohio. 

She married William F. Rankin, at Monmouth, Illinois, on May 
12, 1881. 

Now that I come to writing of Uncle Jess's family, while a 
pleasure, I find it a problem. My youthful impressions and boyish 
memory of forty-two years ago, while exceedingly pleasant, are hard 
to express in words. 

As previously stated, when children they were brought with their 
parents to visit their relatives in Ohio and Indiana. 


Lizzie's disposition was of a quiet sort, hut I^^annie made a full 
house. She was a light-hearted, happy girl with an exuherance of the 
spirit of youth that had to ha\e an outlet every moment. 

She was as sharp as the ])oint of a needle, and with her wit and 
proclivity for action it hecame everybody's business to look out while 
she was around. To us children she was the idol of our eyes and a 
great sport. 

Lizzie was a lady while still in short dresses. She was exceedingly 
pleasant, but, like her mother and father, dignified. 

When I was nineteen years of age, a raw, inex])erienced country 
lad, I was at their home in Monmouth for six weeks. 

From the first, Fannie — her open-hearted, spontaneous self — and 
I had a fine time. For quite a while I kept shy of Lizzie, not under- 
standing her. Before I left, however, I came to understand her and. 
although she did not know it, I appreciated and admired her more and 
more each day, so that when it came to leaving I carried with me a fine 
feeling of attachment for her that has remained to this ha])py day. 

In appearance, Lizzie is Marshall. In disposition and character 
she is a resultant from the deliberation, poise and dignity of her father 
and the ladylike bearing and gentle characteristics of one of the lo\e- 
liest mothers that ever has lived. 

Of the time of which I am writing, late in eighteen hundred and 
seventy-nine. Will Rankin, an Ai)ollo of a young man, and Lizzie 
were lovers. About eighteen months later they were married. 

William F. Rankin was the son of David Rankin, a banker and 
large land owner of Monmouth, Illinois. 

The senior Rankin was a ])ioneer in Illinois. It is said he founded 
the town of Rankin. Illinois, and the town was named after him. 

Soon after AVill's marriage they moved from Monmouth to Tarkio. 
in the northwest part of Missouri, where they had purchased a large 
tract of the finest land I have ever seen, and proceeded to develop the 
town. About that time. Uncle Jesse and his family moved to Tarkio, 
and lived on a farm of two hundred acres of brown loam ten feet deej), 
about a mile from the town. 

While on a business trip in 18*^H, I passed a day or two with them 
in Tarkio. The town had about one thousantl inhabitants at that time. 
and it all centered about the one family. Will Rankin was apparentl\' 
the business head of the town. Will F. Marshall and he operated the 
electric light plant and water works. 

J. E. Travis, his brother-in-law, and Will Rankin had a large de- 
partment store. They had a very large brick manufacturing plant, and 
the finances of the community were handled by their bank. 


Right here, for the information of some of our clod-roUing people 
of the East, I want to describe the land of that country. 

It is not flat nor hilly. It is a gently rolling prairie as far as the 
eye can see. Corn appeared to be the principal crop. As I came into 
the neighborhood I wondered what they were going to do with all the 
sweet potatoes they had ridges for. It was in the planting season, and , 
thousands of acres looked for all the world like a garden sweet potato 

I was taken out eight miles over the Rankin land and shown what 
it really was. They did not break their land with a plow such as I 
had ever seen. They used a plow with two mold boards, turning the 
soil in both directions at the same time. Not only that, but, below and 
behind the plow was a subsoiler and planter combined that drilled the 
seed still below the plow bottom. This plow, or lister, as it was termed, 
turned up the soil just a corn row at a time, and planted it also. That 
was all there was to it, and hence the fields looked like sweet potato 
ridges to me. 

For cultivating they used a gopher. That was two plates about 
eighteen inches long fastened to a frame with tongue for the team. 
These blades were placed apart in front and came within about eight 
inches of each other in the rear. In the place of plowing they scraped 
the soil from these ridges over and about the plants. As the corn 
grew up the ridges were leveled down, burying the lower stalks about 
a foot deep. 

There was a reason for all this. First, the corn grew so tall and 
rank that it would not stand up unless deeply rooted. Second, it was 
so high to the ears that a man couldn't reach the ears to husk it. Don't 
smile. This is no fish story. 

A few years ago I read in a metropolitan publication a lengthy 
special article describing the farming interests of the Rankins, which 
had been merged into a family owned corporation, in which the writer 
claimed they were the largest actual farmers in the United States. 

William F. Rankin became one of the most prominent business 
men in Missouri before his death, which occurred in 1918. 


AVI No. 161 -^^ 

Jesse D. Rankin is the son of Lizzie and William F. Rankin, born 
on October 19, 1883. He married Nellie Bragg, of Oregon, Missouri, 
on August 10, 1909. 

They have three children, as follows : Elizabeth Rankin, born 
May 5, 1911 : Jane Rankin, born October 3. 1913, and J. D. Rankin, 
Jr., born January 5, 1915. 


AVI No. 162 

Helen is the only (laui,diter of Lizzie and W. F. Rankin, born 
Tune 1, 18*)0. She married janies Blanie Shauni Octol^er 24, 1012, in 
Tarkio, Missouri. 

They have two children, Frances Flizaheth Shauni, horn March 
27, 1918, and James Blanie Shaum Jr., born March 20, 1921. 

AV No. 112 

Fannie B. Marshall, the second daughter of Jesse and Anna Mar- 
shall, was born March 30, 1804, and married James Fdward Travis on 
October 20, 1802, at Tarkio, Missouri. 

James E. Travis was born at Mercer, Pennsylvania, on May 2.^, 
1864. They have no children. 

It is more than twenty-seven years since I have seen Fannie, but 
in my mind's eye it seems as yesterday. I imagine her just the same, 
with only about ten years of age added. In the interim, my hair has 
become as wdiite as snow, l)ut I cannot see her so. Wdien I meet her, 
she must be the same jolly girl as in our \outh to me. 

Her family has been so far away that in the actixities of a stren- 
uous life, each engaged in his personal affairs, communication has 
been neglected but recollection has never ceased for me. 

A short time ago I received a letter from her, the first direct 
communication for years, that brought tears of gratitude to my eyes to 
know she had not forgotten her relatives, and was deeply interested in 
the Marshall family. 

Back of her outward manifestations of humor there was always 
the serious thinking woman, observing and appraising life about her 
with a discerning understanding. 

That jolly disposition was also a sentimental one. Tears of sen- 
sitive personal feeling are as much a part of her inmost nature as the 
outward laughter. 

The day I passed wath her was a glorious day. The changed 
conditions' and natural development of all our people fills me with a 
yearning to see her again, after more than a quarter of a century, anrl 
to understand the difference between youth and middle age. 

If not before, at a reunion of the whole Marshall family, descend- 
ants of William Marshall, Sr., in the near future, we shall meet again. 


AV No. 114 

William Fleming Marshall is the only son of Jesse and Anna 
Gowdy Marshall. He was born at Monmouth, Illinois, on August 
18, 1870. 

He received his education in the common schools at Monmouth, 
Illinois, and at Tarkio College, Tarkio, Missouri. 

He was married to Berinece Morrison Gilliam on January 18, 
1893, at Tarkio, Missouri. 

Berinece Morrison Gilliam was born in Maryville, Missouri, Sep- 
tember 26, 1873. 

They had one son, Ralph Fayette Marshall, born August 11, 1894. 

I have not seen W'illiam Marshall since shortly after his marriage. 
I only remember Will as a lad, a bright, manly fellow. His photograph, 
however, which is published herein, shows him at this time to be a 
duplicate of his father, in his father's younger days. He has fully 
developed and the expression of his countenance is Uncle Jess over 

When a young man nineteen years of age. he was employed as 
bookkeeper and collector by the Tarkio Electric and Water Company, 
which position he held from 1889 until 1895. From 1895 until August, 
1920 he was manager of the Tarkio Electric and Water Company. 
At that time he resigned, after over thirty years with that company, 
to manage his own afifairs. 

After leaving the electric and water company he and his wife spent 
three months of vacation on an automobile trip. That was Will's first 
vacation in thirty years. 

Since that time, he is engaged in the operation of his farms and 
looking after his interests in electric light properties. 

At present he is president of the Rockport Light and Power Com- 
pany, of Rockport, Missouri ; he is vice-president of the Fairfax Light, 
Heat and Power Company, of Fairfax. Missouri ; he is vice-president 
of the Argus Building and Loan Association, of Tarkio. Missouri ; he 
is president of the Tarkio Cemetery Association; and he is a member 
of the Financial Committee of the United Presbyterian Church, of 
Tarkio, Missouri. 

He owns and operates six hundred and twenty acres of land. It 
will readily be seen from the above that Will has a wide field for his 
activities. We republish the following sketch : 

"Ralph Fayette Marshall, only son of William Fleming and Beri- 
nece Morrison Marshall, died in Ensworth Hospital, St. Joseph, Mis- 


souri, April 14, 1914, as tlie result of being shot accitlcntall)- ten days 
before. He was a faithful and consistent member of the United Pres- 
byterian Church of Tarkio. Missouri, and an enthusiastic memljcr of 
an organized class of young men who had taken as iheii- name 'The 

His death, so unexpected and tragic, deej)ly stirred his churcli and 
the entire community. A great wave of sympathy overwhelmed the 
Marshall home, as Ralph was the only son and child. He was one of 
the deservedly popular students in the Tarkio High School and Ije- 
longed to the Senior Class. He was greatly interested in athletics, and 
during the past year was manager of the boys' basketball team and 
coach for the girls' basketball team. 

In his death Tarkio has been bereaved of a young man of nolde 
spirit, splendid promise, and trtie worth. His memory will be a bene- 
diction, for it is not in which the mantle of charity must cover a reck- 
less career, but rather one in which the outstanding characteristics are 
virtues. He was pleasant, his smile and friendly attitude being habit- 
ually in evidence. 

He manifested a deference toward old people which was most 
commendable. He possessed in a marked degree the faculty of making 
and holding friends. 

He w^as loved by the citizens of Tarkio, not because they thought 
they ought to love him, but because his amiable disposition inclined 
them to do so. 

He was thoughtful of others, taking an unselfish interest in their 
welfare. He was free from injurious habits, so free that after one of 
the surgeons had examined him upon his arrival at the hospital he 
said, Tf there is a chance at all for his recovery the fact that he has led 
a clean life physically and morally, not using liquor, tobacco, nor e\en 
tea and coffee, gives him the chance.' And the fact that he had started 
upon his tenth day after the accident before the end came is evidence 
of the splendid fight his ]ih\sical condition enabled him to make for 

But, best of all, he was a sincere Christian, faithful to his relig- 
ious duties, upright in his life and possessing a strong faith in Christ 
as his Savior, to wdiich he gave expression when the accident brought 
him face to ?ace with death. He lived less than a score of years, but 
Tarkio and the world are better because he lived. 

A very impressive service was held in the high school auditorium 
Tuesday morning, September 8, 1914, at the chapel hour. The occa- 
sion was the unveiling of a bronze tablet which the class of 1914 had 

provided in loving memory of their classmate, Ralph Fayette Marshall. 
The tablet, which was made by the John Williams Engraving Company 
of New York, is a real work of art and is placed on the west wall of 
the high school auditorium." 

Ralph was laid to rest beside his Grandfather and Grandmother 
Marshall in the Marshall family lot in the Tarkio Cemetery, Tarkio, 

Uncle Jess was proud of his children. I have seen as much or 
more of them as any other of their relatives, and in my opinion he had 
a reason to be proud. 


AIV No. 33 

Delila Ann was the only daughter of Sarah and Robert Marshall. 
There was another child named Rosannah, who died in infancy. Delila 
was born November 15, 1838. 

She inarried Thomas E. Stewart November 16, 1858. 

Of her life as a child and young woman I have no record. Her 
mother married Elijah Harper in 1848, and I presume she lived with 
her mother until she was married. 

When their children were young. Aunt Lyle and Uncle Thomas 
lived at the old home where her father had lived. That place was 
sold to Charles Stewart, and they then moved about a mile north of 
Clifton, where they passed many years, and where the husband died. 
This was their permanent home excepting four years in Yellow Springs, 
while educating their children. 

After Uncle Thomas' death, Aunt Lyle moved to Yellow Springs, 
where she resided until her death on November 13, 1913, at the age of 
seventy-five years. 

Aunt Lyle was a Marshall, with the Marshall features and dis- 
position. By disposition I mean that she had opinions of her own, and 
was firm in her actions. She was of rather quiet nature, but deter- 

She was a strict United Presbyterian with everything that that im- 
plies, which will be well understood by those who have lived in a Lhiited 
Presbyterian neighborhood. 

She performed her whole duty as she saw it. With no criticism 
intended. I have always felt that the restraints upon her children kept 
them from the full enjoyment of life. 

She had the care of grandmother for several years, and all the time 
during which her mind was feeble. It was a great care, but Aunt Lyle 


and her family looked after every comfort for her during her decline, 
and she never wanted for anything but that it was provided. My father 
was ever grateful to her for that fidelity. 

Thomas E. Stewart was a member of the old and respected family 
of Stewarts of Clark County. Many of them yet remain and are 
among the best people of the county. 

In the Civil W'ar, Uncle Thomas served as wagonmaster of the 
94th Ohio Regiment. 

He was later mustered in as first lieutenant of Company D of the 
146th Ohio Volunteers, and received his discharge September 9, 1864. 

Uncle Thomas was a tall, spare built man, as straight as an arrow. 
He was of a kindly disposition, and upright character, and he was a 
Christian gentleman. He suffered severely for a long time before his 
death from cancer. 

He and his wife are buried in the family lot in the Clifton Ceme- 

Their Children 

I have known all of these as children, as girls, as young women, 
and as fully grown adults doing their life work. Two of them have 
demurred at having anything said about them, even in a family histor}'. 
The only reason for that is their extreme modesty and self-effacement. 

I have written Anna May that there is no patent or copyright on 
their names ; and I am not going to say anything bad about them, be- 
cause I couldn't, but that many relatives they never heard of will be 
interested in knowing of tliem, just as they will be in reading of others. 

Their only fault is, they are too modest. They are no better by 
inheritance than their relatives, but just as good as any. If this be 
libel, make the most of it. 


AV No. 115 

Ethel, as she has always been called, was born August 13, 1859. 
She married Roljert F. Cory December 22, 1881. To them were born 
four children. The first child died when only six months old. 

From the time her children were small, Ethel, single-handed and 
alone, provided for and brought up and educated her three sons to 
manhood. It is true that she did only her duty, but her fine boys are 
the evidence that it was done so much better than most w^omen who 
have help and money, and all other advantages, that I insist she has 
been the best mother in Springfield. 


The loss of her second son was a great blow to her maternal 
heart. She has had a life full of responsibilities, but found joy in her 
duties. She did well. She is of a retiring disposition, but has a tender 
heart full of sympathy. She is a good woman. She has much in the 
past to think over, but there can be no regrets for anything left undone 
by herself. 

She has a nice home, and is refined in thought and action. Now, 
relieved of heavy care, I bespeak for her a sanguine, happy time for 
the remainder of her life. She deserves the highest praise for her 
excellent life work. 


AVI No. 164 

Earl Stewart Cory, the second child of Sarah Ethel Stewart Cory, 
was born in 1884. 

He was married in Springfield, Ohio, in 1906, to Ada Spangler. 
He died in 1907. 


AVI No. 165 

Homer C. Cory, the third child of Sarah Ethel Stewart Cory, was 
born July 9, 1887. 

He married Amie Helen Jobe, of Xenia, Ohio, January 1, 1920. 
She died December 4, 1920. 

Homer C. Cory has attracted my attention since his early college 
days. In the first place, he is a fine specimen of physical manhood, 
who commands attention for his clean-cut features, and, in addition, he 
has brains. He is finely educated. He graduated at the Clifton High 
School. He then graduated at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, in 
1910, and is now a member of its board of trustees. He graduated 
from the law department of Ohio State University in 1915. He was 
instructor in Military Law and Court Martial in the Ohio State Uni- 
versity, after his graduation, until 1918. In the World War he enlisted 
as a private July 5, 1918, at Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio. He 
was made a sergeant September 2, 1918, and commissioned first lieu- 
tenant November 2, 1918. He was transferred to the Judge Advocate 
General's department, stationed at Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, on 
March 15, 1919, and from there was transferred to Judge Advocate 
department, Washington, D. C. He was discharged July 5, 1919, when 
he returned to Springfield. 

When he came home from the war, he was offered a partnership 
with one of the strongest and best known lawyers in Springfield, 


which he accepted, and is now engaged in the practice of law in Spring- 
field, under the partnership name of Martin & Cory, with offices in 
the Bushnell Building. In addition to his studies in the ( )hio State 
University, he was a law student in Chicago for some time. lie is 
finely equipped by education for his work. Watch this xoung man's 
progress. There is but one thing that may pre\ent his being a big 
man before the public, and that is extreme conservatism. Contrary 
to most young lawyers, he has not the exaggerated ego. My advice to 
him is to assert his personality in ratio to his ability — fix his ambition 
for a high point, and then reach it. I wish you well, Homer. 


AVI No. 166 

Thomas Elder Cory is the youngest son of v^arah Ethel Stewart. 
He was born December 8, 1890. 

He was named for his grandfather, Thomas E. Stewart. 

He married Cecelia Hilcoyne, of Springfield, Ohio, May 2, 1918. 
They have one daughter, Martha Lucile Cory, AVIT, born Eeliruary 
27, 1919. 


AV No. 116 

Anna May Stewart, second daughter of Delila Ann Marshall and 
Thomas E. Stewart, was born August 14. 1861, near Clifton, Clark 
County, Ohio. 

She has never married. She is one of the great, fine members 
of this family who have given the best of tlieir lives for others. She 
was brought up on the farm, educated at Clifton and Antioch College. 
For a number of years she assisted m the care of her grandmother, 
when grandmother lived with her family. l)oth in the country and at 
Yellow Springs. Some time after grandmother's death, her father 
was an invalid, and for several years she nursed him with the most 
tender care until his death. .She then lived in Yellow S])rings with 
her mother, and nursed her through her illness until her death in 1913. 
After her mother's death, she went to Springfield, where she was 
superintendent of the Odd Fellows' Orphans' Home. She was in 
charge of hundreds of children for two years. Now for six or seven 
years she has been the companion and support of .Vunt Addy Marshall. 
Uncle Jess's widow, who lives in Xenia, who i^ quite advanced in 
years and requires constant attention. 


Anna May has surely done her part for humanity. Throughout 
her Hfe she has been a very cheerful, pleasant woman, always inter- 
ested in the better things of life. She enjoys fun, and can see the 
humor in almost everything. She has always belonged to the United 
Presbyterian Church, and has taken an active part in church affairs 
ever since she was a child. 

She certainly is honored by all the family who know her for her 
unselfish devotion to the interests of others. 

AV No. 117 

Lucy Marshall Stewart is the third daughter of Delila Ann and 
Thomas E. Stewart. She was born near Clifton, Ohio, June 30. 1865. 

She received a thorough education in the Clifton schools and 
Antioch College, at Yellow Springs, Ohio, and is by profession a 
teacher. She is another one of the Stewarts who has never married. 
Often have I speculated why not. As one of my favorite cousins, I 
would not for the world say anything that would hurt her feelings. 
She is one of the family who says there is nothing to be said about 
her. I understand that all right. She lacks a long bit of being one 
of the modern, presumptuous, and rattle brained society women. On 
the other hand she is just a wee bit modest, with a tendency toward 
self effacement. She is a splendid looking, finely cultured woman, 
with a most pleasant disposition. She, like the other girls of the 
family, was raised under a strict. United Presbyterian discipline. 

That she has remained single, manifestly is not for the reason 
that she had no attractions for men, since she possesses all the graces 
that would attract the most critical masculine taste. About the only 
reason that I can think of for her spinsterhood is that any man she 
would accept had not the nerve to press his suit, from a feeling of 
inferiority, and that she would not accept anyone that was not suf- 
ficiently masterful to just carry her away. 

Beyond a doubt she has lived her life in the manner she has 
from her own choice. 

My dear Cousin, you do not know what you have missed. Think 
of the fine pleasure in darning sox, sewing on buttons, inhaling Havana 
tobacco smoke, cleaning cuspidors, tidying up disheveled rooms, taking 
care of the furnace, apologizing to the neighbors for the carelessness 
and don't-careness of a husband. 

Then again, what a i)leasure in being disciplined, not to do as 
you please, but to have on your mind the exquisite pleasure of promptly 


having ready three meals a day for 365 days each year, for 40 years, 
just for someone else, whetlier you wanted to or not. Then if there 
had been a house-full of children, there would have been such a grand 
job of washing them, dressing them, training their lips to say "prism," 
and starting them off to have some teacher, with altruistic ideas, teach 
them that Woodrow W^ilson is the greatest man of the twentieth cen- 
tury. Oh, you have missed a lot, but while missing all these things, 
you have had time and the satisfaction of meeting many peoi)le of 
many minds, of being untrammeled in seeking things that gave yon 
comfort and pleasure. 

You have spent years of time in an unselfish occupation, 
training the minds of thousands of human beings into channels of 
righteousness and ujiright living, and, for the greater part, far beyond 
and above the comprehension of their parents. The many years that 
you have devoted to the guidance of young boys and girls, and your 
wide experience and broad knowledge gained in the profession of 
training the young, has made you a vital force in the affairs of life, 
v/hich will influence the ultimate actions and manner of life of several 
generations yet to come. 

There is no finer occupation for women than teaching the young, 
wherein they give their best of life for the good of others. 

Lucy Stewart, from the time I first knew her, possessed a most 
kindly and cheerful disposition. She was a charming girl, and as a 
woman, a most delightful companion. She is full of energy, quiet 
humor, and enjoys life. 

In 1904. during school vacation, she and her sister Bertha \isited 

with us. We had a summer lodge on the Tippecanoe River, where 

we would often go to spend a day or week of recreation. I had one 

of the early automobiles. Sometimes it would go, and sometimes it 

wouldn't. One day we went to the lodge, about thirteen miles away, 

i to spend the day, taking our lunch. In the evening, when we started 

I to go home, I couldn't get the machine to pull up the hill. We worked 

' and worked. The girls pushed and pushed, until we were completely 

j exhausted. Darkness came on. and we were compelled to stay all 

j night, and in the morning, wait for something to eat until the carriage 

i came to take us home. Those girls had a world of fun at my dis- 

j comfiture. I wonder if they have forgotten it. 

I Luc}' has been teaching in the Akron schools, at Akron, Ohio, for 

several years. 


AV No. 118 

Edwin Earl Stewart is the only son of Delila Ann Marshall and 
Thomas E. Stewart. He was born August 12, 1870, near Clifton, 
Clark County. Ohio. 

He was married November 23rd, 1909, to Miss Emma M. Gray, 
daughter of Col. George N. Gray, of Ironton. Mr. Stewart's boyhood 
was spent on his father's farm, and all of the incidents, and experience 
of farm life were his. He attended school at Clifton, and graduated 
from the high school there in 1887. After graduating from high 
school, he taught school for two years. He then exercised his muscles 
for some time working in a hominy mill. His work on the farm and 
in the hominy mill gave him an understanding of what hard w^ork 

The habit of industry taught him by his parents has served him 
well in later years. He was a student at Wittenberg College in Spring- 
field in 1889 and '90. He later attended Antioch College. Yellow 
Springs, Ohio, from which he graduated, receiving the degree of A. B., 
in 1893, and A. M., in 1894. He then attended the law department of 
Ohio State University, graduating in 1895, wath the degree of LL. B. 
At Antioch College he was elected orator of his class, and received 
the same honor at the State University. 

He was admitted to the practice of law by the Supreme Court 
of Ohio in June, 1895, and by the Supreme Court of the United State 
in December, 1907. He began the practice of law in Springfield. Ohio, 
in 1895. In 1901 he was a candidate of the Republican party for Judge 
of the Municipal Court of Springfield, but was defeated by a small 
majority at the election. In 1904 he was elected to the Ohio House 
of Representatives, and for the next five years represented Clark 
County in the Legislature, serving through three sessions. 

He served on the Judiciary Committee, and was chairman of the 
Insurance Committee. He was also chairman of the Ohio Insurance 
Investigating Committee, a committee of six selected from the mem- 
bership of the Ohio Senate and House of Representatives. While 
working with this committee, he was called upon to sit with the Wis- 
consin Insurance Investigating Committee at Milwaukee, and later, 
on invitation took part in the Conferences of the "Committee of Fif- 
teen" at its final sessions in Chicago, the "Committee of Fifteen" being 
one appointed at a conference of Governors, Attorneys General and 
State Insurance Commissioners, originally called at the request of 


President Roosevelt for the purpose of investigating insurance condi- 
tions, and recommending model insurance laws. 

In November of 1909 Mr. Stevi^art removed to Ironton, Ohio, 
where he has continued the practice of law. Mere he has been in- 
terested in many civic matters, serving as an officer of the Board of 
Trade, Rotary Club, and as President of the Chamber of Commerce. 
In l')14 he was elected a member of the City Charter Commission. 
During the World War he was a "Four-Minute-Man." In 1921 he 
was elected Mayor of Ironton. 

After his nomination for Mayor, the writer read se\eral copies 
of the Ironton newspapers. The newspapers had many glowing ac- 
counts of his excellent character, of his high standing in business and 
social affairs, and stressed his well known integrity. In the election, 
he won by a large majorit}-, without any promise, whatever, to any 
person or persons for positions or anything else, excepting to give a 
clean, upright, scjuare administration. 

Everyone who knows him has full confidence that his promise in 
that regard will be lo}ally kept. 

It is refreshing to the writer to know of citizenship that will 
elect such a man as Mayor of a large city. On the day he was elected 
in Ironton, in two cities in Indiana, of similar size, Muncie and Terre 
Haute, disreputable characters, who had served terms in the Federal 
Penitentiary, were candidates for Mayor of their respective cities, and 
it required the most vigorous campaign by the decent citizens to de- 
feat them. 

Mr. Stewart belongs to the Masonic Fraternity, and has held 

the highest offices in the Blue Lodge, in the Chapter, the Ohio Council 

and Ironton Commandery. He was a District Lecturer for four years 

of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Ohio, and is a member of Alladin 

I Temple and Scioto Consistory of Columbus. Ohio. 

I He belongs to the Ironton Golf CIuIj, Rotary Club, Chamber of 

j Commerce, Century Literary Club, and is Treasurer and a member 

1 of the Board of Control of the Chas. S. Gray Deaconess Hospital, 

I and a director of the First National Bank of Ironton. 

I He is a fine, clean-cut, manly man, with broad views, unques- 

[ tioned integrity, and lives a clean life. He is fond of athletics of 

i every form. He is public spirited, and will always be found among 

the leaders in any movement looking toward the civic and moral 

' betterment of the comiuunity in which he lives. He is not a man 

I of shifting popular opinions, but thinks for himself, and acts accord- 

i ingly. 

He is fully informed of the selfishness and shams of politicians. I 
have had some very pleasant conversations with him upon many sub- 
jects, and have found him a level-headed and practical man. I admire 
him very much, maybe because in our conversations our views agree. 
He has always belonged to the Presbyterian Church. We have never 
discussed theology. Should we approach that subject, we might have 
different views. 


AV No. 119 

Bertha Belle Stew-art is the youngest of the family, born May 
5th, 1875. 

She graduated at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1897. 
She took Post-graduate work at Columbia University, and entered 
the teaching profession. 

She was instructor in Latin in the Troy, Ohio, schools for nine 

In 1914 she married Clarence G. Snook, a manufacturer of Troy, 
where they now reside. 

I have met Mr. Snook several times. He is a very strong char- 
acter, well educated, and exceedingly well informed upon public ques- 
tions. He is practical, polished, and a capable business man, with fine 
social qualities. 

He is a Republican, with independent opinions. 

And Bertha is happy. Always a jolly, good natured, fun loving, 
but highly cultured woman. 

Their home is as pleasant a place as one ever visited. 

Aunt Lyle's children were all credits, and no debits to the Mar- 
shall family. 


AIV No. 34 

George W. Marshall was the youngest child of Robert and Sarah 
Huffman Marshall. He was born in Green County, Ohio, on January 
13th, 1841. 

He married Eliza J. Todd January 23rd, 1863. 

My first recollection of Uncle George Marshall is that when I was 
about 8 years old, he and his family and our familv lived on adjoin- 
ing farms in Madison County, Ohio, for about two years. I did not 
see any of them again until 1878. About that time he and his wnfe 
had separated. She was living in Pitchin with her two children, and 
he had gone back to his mother's home near Cedarville. After that, 
I saw him frequently until about 1890. 


He was a very peculiar man. He was the tallest of any of the 
family, but not of large build, like most of them. For some time he 
farmed his mother's home place, and was a dealer in stock. Later, 
he engaged in business in Cedarville. flis wife, Eliza J. Marshall, 
secured a divorce from him. What the marital troubles were, I never 
knew. He received considerable criticism from the other members 
of the family. 

He married again, while living in Cedarville. While he was 
criticised more or less by the other members of the family, probably 
on account of the divorce, he was a man of very pleasant address. 
Whenever I met him, he was very affable and agreeable. For some 
reason he was a man that made many and lasting friends. In Cedar- 
ville, during the time that I knew him there, he seemed more popular 
with the people than even Uncle Dan. 

I do not know just when he left Cedarville and went west. We 
had heard nothing from him, excepting indirectly, for more than 
twenty years. He had located at Seattle, W'ashington. He had gone 
up into Alaska in the gold districts. While there, he left his second 
wife, as we understand, nicely situated in Seattle. He returned to 
Seattle, and resided several years, until after the death of his second 

About 1914 or 'IS, Father showed me a letter that he had just 
received from Uncle (leorge. In the letter he stated that he had had 
no communication from Father for twenty years or more. He was 
then located in Montana ; had a cottage in the mountains, and was thor- 
oughly enjoying himself. There was a mountain stream that passed 
the rear of his cottage, and he spent many happy hours trout fishing. 
In the winter times he would stay in a nearby town. 

For many years he had not been in communication with his two 
children. A pathetic story was told me by his son Jesse M. Marshall, 
who, a few years before his father's death, had gone to Montana to 
visit him. When he met him, his father did not know him, and he 
was compelled to tell him who he was. When he was informed, he 
broke down and cried like a child. 

In his letter to Father, he stated that he had plenty to keep him 
during his life, deposited in a Seattle bank. Fle died December 31, 
1916. His son, Jesse M. Marshall, who lives in Springfield, went to 
Montana, brought the body home, and had it buried in Ohio. After 
his death, his son could find no trace of any property. I venture that 
some people in Montana or Washington profited considerably from 
his being isolated from his familv. 


Annt Lyde, as we always called his first wife, raised the two 
children, both of whom have made a splendid success in life. She 
lived in Pitchin for some years, and then moved to Springiield, where 
she passed the remainder of her life, passing away on November 9th, 
1908. Aunt Lyde was a splendid little woman, and leaves a most 
favorable remembrance to myself and others. 

AV No. 120 

Minnie L. Marshall was the daughter and older child of George 
W. and Eliza Todd Marshall. She was born in Ohio, October 7 , 1864, 
and has lived there all of her life. 

On May 20th, 1884, she married Andrew Fink. Her husband 
died July 4th, 1908. Mr. Fink was for many years in the butcher 
business in Springfield, Ohio, where they raised their family. Minnie 
was a great worker. She not only did her household work, but very 
often helped him at the store. They were very successful. She is 
a splendid looking woman, at the present time enjoying life in a 
pleasant manner. 

They were the parents of two children. Jesse W. Fink, AVI, 
was born April 9th, 1886. He marriad Mabel L Young, and they are 
the parents of one child, Glenn E. Fink, AVH. Glenna N. Fink, 
AVT, the second child of Minnie, was born October 30, 1889 and 
married Walter E. Ottenfeld. Thev have one child, Dorothy N. 
Ottenfeld, AVH. 


AV No. 121 

Jesse M. Marshall was the second child and only son of George 
W. and Eliza Todd Marshall. He was born September 6th, 1866, in 
Ohio, and has spent his entire life in and near Springfield. 

He was married September 17th, 1890, to Georgia E. Shocknessy. 

Jesse Marshall is a great commoner. He has been a mail carrier 
in Springfield for over thirty years. In another year or two he 
will have reached the age of retirement from Government service, and 
will be retired on a pension, whether he wants to quit work or not. 

He has a most happy disposition. He probably knows personally 
half of the men, women and children of Springfield, and everyone 
knows Jesse. He is always pleasantly greeted by everybody. He is 
a worker. All these years he has not only carried mail every day, 
but owns a fine farm three or four miles from Springfield, where he 

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lived for some time, and which he has operated successfully for many 
years. He is a very com])anionable man. 

They have a very pleasant home in Springfield, where an}-one 
visiting finds a splendid hospitality. They have a fine famil\- of chil- 
children as follows: Florence E. Marshall, AVI No. 170. was 1)orn 
June U), IS^)\. She married Roy V. Hosier, and has two children, 
Ellen M. Hosier, AVH No. 84, and Robert B. Hosier, AVH, No. 85. 
Robert W. Marshall, AVI No. 171, was born bV-bruary L^tb, 18<)3, 
and married Miriam N. Kelly. They have two children, Betty J. 
Marshall, AVH No. 86, and Martha a'. Marshall, AVH, No. 87. Ed- 
gar H. Marshall, AVI No. 172, born November 7th. 18')7, and Ruth 
E. Marshall, AVI No. 173, born December 5th, 1902 are unmarried. 

Their children are all splendid types of twentieth century up- 
to-date young children. The boys are all engaged in business, and 
doing well. 

There is no better citizen, and more upright man than Jesse M. 




In the fall of nineteen hundred and twenty, when on my way 
to Washington. D. C, I called upon my cousin. Marietta Todd, in 
Springfield, Ohio. 

A short time before, there had been a family reunion of the Todd 
family. Edith Todd had prepared and recited some verses at that 
meeting, based upon recently acquired information that her ancestors 
were Mayflow^er Descendants, of which she showed me a copy. 

That was the first time I was aware that we had Mayflower pas- 
sengers as ancestors. 

When I reached W^ashington. I spent several days in research on 
that subject, finding substantial proof of its authenticity. 

After returning home. I forwarded the records, as we had them, 
to Boston. Massachusetts, and in a short time received assurance from 
which I am satisfied we had six ancestors on the ship Mayflower. 

So the familv of Solomon H. Marshall had ancestors on the May- 
flower, were a part of the Plymouth Rock colony, and lived under 
the so-called Blue Laws of that time. Now, what of those Blue Laws 
and our Mayflower ancestors? 

In 1921, freedom of conscience and religious opinions exist for the 
individual in all the Christian World. 

In some countries, a state church still exists supported by tax- 
ation upon all citizens, whether or not they may be believers of that 
particular denomination. 

In the early colonization of America, each sect or denomination 
through their leaders sought by statute to uphold their particular creeds, 
although not as a State Church. 

The Quakers alone, demanded full freedom of religion. The 
Presbyterians were in the ascendancy and their early leaders, and 
later Cotton Mather and Increase Mather, advocated strict control 
even to the execution of witches at Salem, Massachusetts. 

Jonathan Edwards, the greatest Presbyterian preacher of Amer- 
ica, about 1740. split with his congregation, and was discharged after 






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almost a life-time of service, for his persistency in the old doctrine 
and unwillingness to grant liherty of opinions. 

Assuming that all these, including the Mayflower i)assengers, 
were sincere, and upon passing away, found another life as they 
expected, there yet remains much to be explained to their modern 
inquisitive descendants. Being mindful of modern s])ir!tualism, why 
may we not unroll that scroll for our enlightenment? Why not? I 
will issue the summons and we will await results : — 

Mr. Henry Sampson, will you not kindly speed your way to 
earth again where we desire to hold an interesting meeting, and are 
in need of your presence and testimony? 

William and Alice Mullins, please leave the Golden Streets and 
spare us a little of your time out of eternity to assist in a worthy 

Dear Madame, Priscilla Alden, secure if you please a temporar}- 
absence from the Heavenly Chorus, intimate to John that you are 
needed on earth a short time for an historical purpose, and I am sure, 
from his gallant record, he will hang his harp on a willow tree and fl>" 
away with you, to the rendezvous. 

Grand Marshal Miles Standish, the secret of my ancestry I long 
have sought, and mourned because I found it not ; if }ou will leave 
your well earned rest to assist, at my sincere request, I shall be hon- 

The hour has arrived. The cabinet has been placed, the lights 
properly lowered, and you have come forth. I thank you. 

In the third century after your departure from earth, it is the 
custom in well regulated seances for the audience to be of passive mind 
and of submissive disposition while one spirit alone comes forward in 

We shall reverse the conventional form, and you shall both be the 
audience and give the testimony, while I will record the proceedings 
for future historical purposes. 

All is well, and in order, and I am persuaded the results of our 
meeting will be as authentic as any of those of Professor James or 
Secretary Hyslop, and may be used by Sir Oliver Lodge as further 
convincing proof of spiritual communication. 

First I desire to bring before the meeting for confirmation the 
record as applied to myself, and supposed to be correct, as follows, 
to-wit : 

Tlic First Generation. — Henry Sampson was born in England, 
came over on the Mayflower with his Uncle Edward Tilley. He was 


not of age at that time. He married Ann Plummer on February 6th, 
in 1636 or 1637, and died December 24, 1668. 

The Second Generation was, James Sampson, their son, born about 
1640, and'died in 1717. His wife was Hanna (• — ■ — — ) Wait. 

The Third Generation was Joseph Sampson, their son, born about 
1690, and died about 1738. On May 6, 1714, he married Sarah Samp- 
son. She later, on November 7, 1739, married John Rouse. (Here 
we will go back to Sarah Sampson's ancestors before proceeding.) 

Abraham Sampson is understood to have been a brother of Henry 
Sampson, who came over from England some years after the May- 

He married a Miss Nash, daughter of Samuel Nash, to whom 
was born a son, Abraham Sampson, about 1658; Abraham the elder 
died in 1727. 

This Abraham Sampson married Sarah Standish. to whom was 
born, about 1700, a daughter, Sarah Sampson, the mater of the third 
generation of Sampsons. 

Sarah Standish was the daughter of Sarah Alden and Alexander 
Standish. Sarah Alden was the daughter of John Alden and Priscilla 
Mullins, both of whom were Mayflower passengers. 

Priscilla Mullins was the daughter of William and Alice Mullins, 
Mayflower passengers, both of whom died in the spring of 1621. 

Alexander Standish was the son of Miles Standish, a Mayflower 
passenger, and his second wife Barbara. 

Thus the descendants of the third generation, Joseph and Sarah 
Sampson, had six ancestors on the good ship Mayflower. 

W^e will now proceed with the Fourth Generation, which was 
Joseph Sampson, son of Joseph and Sarah Sampson, born December 
11, 1726. He married Mercy Eldridge May 30, 1746, and died June 
27, 1808. They lived at Fair Haven, Massachusetts. 

TJie Fifth Generation was Edward Sampson, their son, born 
December 13. 1746. He married Catherine Sharrow October 28, 
1768, and died February 2S, 1816. Catherine Sharrow was born in 
1748, and died February 20, 1790. 

The Sixth Generation was Jane Sampson, their daughter, born in 
1787, and married, first, Amos Nelson in 1809; second. Abram Mor- 
ton about 1818; third, Silas Eddy on May 5, 1822, and, fourth, John 
Wright on July 6, 1823. 

The Seventh Generation was Sarah Ann Wright, the daughter of 
Jane Sampson and John Wright, born August 27, 1831, married Solo- 
mon Huffman Marshall on February 2. 1851. and died May 18, 1900. 


The Eiglitli Generation, is Wallace Marshall, son of above, and 
many other descendants of Jane Sampson in the Nelson-Whiteley-Mor- 
ton-Wood-Todd-W'right and Negley families, for which see Chart B. 


Now. m}- honored forebear. ]\lr. llenry or llarry or llenery 
Sampson, as vou are \-ariously named b}' tlie early writers, what 
say you as to the truth, the whole truth, and nothing;- but the truth 
of these allegations? 

"Well. Son, your jircsuiuption in calling us from our celestial 
occtipations to testify to matters of your inquisitivcness is only equalled 
l)y your unparallelled assurance. 

Since, however, when on earth in my early days, I possessed the 
daring for adventure, I can still much admire it in another, and will 
therefore unbar the door and admit you to the past. 

I was a seafaring lad in those early days, ever restless to sail the 
boundless sea, so when my uncle, Edward Tilly, kindly permitted me 
and a cotisin. Humility Cooper, to accompany him on his great adven- 
ture, it was with no pangs of regret that I left that ancient luigland 
for the new world. 

I had no choice of occui)ation in life after landing at Plymouth 
Rock until I reached my majorit)'. By that time, every day was an 
adventure to my liking. 

After a few years I married Ann Plummer. and we did our part 
to de\elop the new country, and for posterity. 

At the appointed time. I ])assed beyond the veil. That has been 
but a short time ago. Eeternity. you know, is a long while, and the 
little matter of two hundred and forty years since 1 received my wings 
is as but yesterday. 

Your days are as seconds, your months as minutes, and your years 
as hours, as we view tiuie which is not. 

Knowing but few of our relatives before leaving the earth, we 
had not many acquaintances when we arrived. Therefore, for a while 
we were not overly emplo\ed. 

The veil of separation from earth and our abode is similar to 
those wire screens you have seen on bank windows and salo«n doors. 
The purpose on earth being for the malefactors within to observe the 
public without, and not disclose their identity. 

vSomewdiat in that manner, we are able to observe wdiat goes on on 
your little earth without having our tranquillity disturbed or our pres- 
ence discovered. 


With languid interest we have watched our descendants multiply 
and the little colony we planted at Plymouth Rock develop and expand 
into a continent full of people. 

The labors, the hardships, the trials, the sufferings, the sins, little 
and big, that seem so tremendous to you are insignificant to us who 
are free in unlimited space. Instead of the fear of death, as you in- 
herit it, from the other side of the divide we observe it as a happy 
transition. Much the greater part of your suffering is of mental 
origin and purely imaginary, upon which we look with amusement. 
Even your whole world is such a puny little aft'air that it is almost 
negligible when compared to the Universe which is open to our under- 

Do you remember your dream of heaven? Each person on earth 
is given a revelation of the future, and when you dreamed of pass- 
ing over, do you remember that you met your bitterest enemy, and 
your best friend, and the one you thought was the devil on earth, and 
another the saint of saints, and you found them all alike utterly and 
inexpressibly happy? There was good in all of them, and the bad was i 
of such little consequence, that it cannot even be considered in eternity. 

Well, son, I have kept familiar with my progeny, and your gen- 
ealogy of the Sampsons, as you have it down to the sixth generation, 
is near the truth. But I must hesitate when it comes to testifying that 
record as the whole truth. 

Jane Sampson had eight brothers and sisters, and all of the others 
back to my time followed the scriptural injunction to multiply and 
replenish the earth, which is the reason I am kept so busy now hold- 
ing receptions for those coming over and looking me up. 

Since the Tercentenary Advertising began, our social duties have 
greatly increased. Hark ! I hear Peter's second assistant gatekeeper, 
number nine hundred and ninety-nine, paging me for another reception i 
to a delegation of a thousand descendants just admitted. Also, it has: 
just occurred to me, it must be about dinner time. I have been so in-i 
terested since coming over that I haven't thought of refreshments untilj 
just now, although it was in the evening of the day before Christmas,; 
in 1668, when I left the earth. j 

I am happy if I have been of assistance to you, and am sure the; 
others who came with me at your request will further assist you in 
your laudable undertaking. 

Farewell, my son, for a short time only. I wish you well." j 

172 j 


Elated at the prospects of proving such an honorable ancestry, I 
am encouraged, though timid from non-association with women except 
of my own household, to request you, Mrs. Priscilla Alden (nee Mul- 
lins), my maternal ancestor, to corroborate the communication of 
Henry Sampson, your fellow ])assenger on the Mayflower, and to 
enlarge upon the historical facts of that time, and developments since, 
of interest to my generation. 

The records we have of your womanly virtues while on earth give 
only a hint of a character which none but a poet of poets could ade- 
quately describe. With breathless interest, we implore you to proceed. 

"Far be it from mc, my inquisitive descendant, to question the 
accuracy of the genealogist who supplied your information. 

Happily, however, I well remember my granddaughter, Sarah 
Standish, who married a Sampson, and I have been an interested ob- 
server since of her line. They are almost countless in numbers and, 
with few exceptions, a credit to their progenitors. 

It was neither of my own choice, nor for any cherished opinions 
possessed, that I was a passenger on that staunch ship Mayflower, the 
name of which has become immortal. I was but a young girl, under 
the care and keeping of my parents, William and Alice Mullins. 

Freedom from religious persecution, or wider fields for personal 
and political activities were not subjects of concern with me. I was 
vastly more interested in the beauties of nature and the impulses of 
youth, while I dutifully obeyed my parents. 

Romance accompanied me from England to Holland, and thence 
across the seas. Later the unrelenting realities of life, disillusioned 
from dreams and fancies, absorbed my attentions and activities. 

For the preservation of our lives we banded together, and neces- 
sity of the times and conditions was the mother of all our laws and 
customs. There could be no relaxation from rigid rules of eternal 
vigilance by even one individual, without endangering the whole. 
The common dangers made us a common people with common views, 
and those views were the product of our early teachings. 

Perhaps you have noticed, in the history of battles between men, 
where danger and death abound, that there is little thought of religion 
or even morality. \\'hereas, with men and women together facing 
danger, a religious mania reigns. With this strange psychology the 
Pilgrim colonies were possessed. Hence the association of religious 
views with all their activities. 

Our little band of passengers were, without exception, Christian 
men and women of sturdy characters, and not mercenary adventurers. 
Our emigration was an adventure, it is true, but a laudable one. The 
civilized inhabited globe at that time was small, and old England even 
then was over-populated, and opportunities few. Honest ambition was 
in the hearts of our people then, just as it has been since, and was 
before, with the Anglo-Saxon race. 

We were a loyal band, capable of restraint and self-government, 
as is evidenced by the above simple statement of facts. Stripped of 
the traditions and myths added by visionary preachers and inventive 
historians for the past three hundred years, here is the simple truth 
and whole truth signed by every legally qualified member of the colony 
on November 11, 1620, while all were still on the Mayflower, and 
known as the compact or combination, which was the first written con- 
stitution of any form of government in all the world, to-wit : 

The Compact 


In the Name of God, Amen. We whose Names This was the 
are under-written, the Loyal Subjects of our dread fif^^tPoundation 
c • T IT'- T ' u ^1 r- r /^ 1 r of the Govem- 

^overaign Lord Kmg James, by the Grace of God of ment ofNew- 

Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defendor of Plymouth. 
the Faith, &c. Having undertaken for the glory of 
God, and advancement of the Christian Faith, and the 
Llonour of our King and Countrey, a Voyage to plant 
the first Colony in the Northern parts of Virginia; Do 
by these Presents solemnly and mutually, in the pres- 
ence of God and one another. Covenant and Combine 
ourselves togetlier into a Civil Body Politick, for our 
better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of 
the ends aforesaid, and by virtue hereof do enact, con- 
stitute and frame such just and equal Laws. Ordi- 
nances, Acts, Constitutions and Officers, from time to 
time, as sh.all be thought most meet and convenient for 
the general good of the Colony ; unto which we promise 
all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof 
we have hereunto subscribed our Names at Cape Cod. 
the eleventh of November, in the Reign of our So\er- 
aign Lord King James, of England, France and Ire- 
land the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty fourth. 
Anno Doni. 1620. 

John Garver. Samnel Fuller. Edward Tilly. 

JVilliam Bradford. GhristopJier Martin. John Tilly. 
Edward IVinslow. JVilliam Mullins. Francis Gook. 
IVilliam Brewster. JVilliam White. Tliomas Rogers. 


Isaac AUcrton. Richard Warren. Tlioiiias Tinker. 

Miles Standisli. John Hoivland. John liidiidale. 

John Aldcn. Steven Hopkins. Ildzi'ard Fuller. 

John Turner. Digery Priest. Richard Clark. 

Francis Eaton. Jlionias Williams. Richard Gardiner. 

James Chilton. Gilbert Winslozv. John Allerton. 

John Cra.vton. Edniond Margeson Thomas Enc/lish. 

John. Billinc/ton. Peter Brown. Fdzvard Doteii. 

Joses Fletcher. Richard Bitteridge. Edward Leister. 

John Goodinan. George Soule. 

This was the first Foundation of the Oovernment of 
New Plymouth. 

Of the subsequent statutes, ordinances, etc., of which you seek 
an explanation, I will leave that to John, since he was the clerk or 
recorder, and can speak as 'one having authority.' 

I will, however, speak of one of our early statutes, that relating 
to expensive and gaudy clothes. We were a poor people, and for the 
good of all, economy was necessar}'. If one family was destitute, the 
others must provide for them. 

At that time, as in your day, there were those who, for vanity's 
sake, would spend all their income for dress and show, and expect the 
others to provide for them. 

Again our practical headed people did not approve of display and 
they, being in control of the colony, passed the laws referred to. 

You yourself had to be called down by your editor for your 
emphatic language in regard to woman's dress fashions of 1921, and 
likely, if you had the power, as those early colonists had, you would 
make some rules on dress that in a few years would appear to another 
generation as absurd as ours aj^pear to you. 

That dress law was not entirely bad, either. In sh(^rt. it only 
required those who dressed as if they were rich to pay tax on an estate 
of three hundred pounds, or, expressed in modern language, 'required 
them to back up their front.' 

I know you are deeply interested in what there is be\"ond the great 
divide. Of that, I am privileged to say but little, and that, like all the 
spiritual communications you have heard and read, seems only of the 
earth earthy. Space is so wide, and deep, and long, that you cannot 
understand it until you are able to comprehend the fourth dimension. 

1 fared well for the first two hundred years, or until one of my 
lineal descendants. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, in poetic measure 
drew the attention of the whole world to the beauties and romance of 
simple human nature. 

After that, not only my descendants, but thousands upon thou- 
sands of those that 'fight to kiss the hand of genius' keep both him 
and me forever in a reception line. 

Since an inventor of our line has lately come, we have appealed 
to him to find relief for us, and are now confidently anticipating a 

My father and mother, William and Alice Mullins, bear witness 
to my historical statements. I bid you adieu." 


For sixty years I lived, John Alden, without knowing from writ- 
ten word or tradition of my illustrious ancestors. It is not a silly 
fad, nor an idle dream, that impels my determination to record the his- 
torical facts concerning those from whom we came. 

It is that we, their descendants, and our descendants, may not 
again be so forgetful of past achievements, and that a proper spirit of 
pride in our origin may give confidence and help in the battle of life, 
that I seek to hand down in printed language this evidence for future 

The little colony of the Mayflower has the honor for all time of 
having established the first permanent government in North America, 
which at this time has become the most powerful nation and the great- 
est people the world has ever seen. The greatest man of letters yet 
produced from America's soil, the poet supreme, Henry Wadsworth 
Longfellow, you may proudly claim as a lineal descendant. 

Notwithstanding the virtues and fame of those pioneers, there 
are some of your descendants who look askance upon what at this time 
are termed your Blue Laws. As you were a recorder, and doubtless a 
keeper of records and seals, will you not expound them as they were? 

"In all modesty, yet with a certain measure of conscious pride, 
we view with satisfaction the record of our achievements while on 
earth. Not the least of these was the community government, based 
upon trutli. justice, honesty and right thinking and right living. 

The purpose of our laws was to keep the fear of hell before our 
people and temptation from possessing them. We believe in the re- 
ligion of the Bible as it read and applied its limitations to our statutes, 
for our w^orldly and future welfare. We leave it to any thoughtful 
person of your generation, whether the moral, social and economic 
conditions of our times were not better for all concerned, even on earth, 
without regard to the future life, than those of your enlightened civ- 
ilization, constantly increasing as it is in its laxity of morals, both 
public and private, its multiplicity of crimes aganst God and man. 


Your manufacture of locks, for instance, became greater and 
greater to protect your property against thieves. We stopped stealing 
by the sim])le process of branding a convicted thief. We also followed 
the old scripture doctrine of "an eye for an eye, and tooth for a tooth," 
but it was seldom, indeed, we had to black an eye or break a tooth. 

While with you, those whom the lawyers cannot free upon a legal 
technicality, or are not freed by the influence of sentimental cranks 
bearing arms full of roses, are carefully provided for at public expense, 
and released in a short time to breed more of their kind. Note the 
thousands of murderers turned loose by your governors! 

Several of our ordinances, made by the radicals, were noted more 
for the breach than the o])servance, the same as in your day. 

Yes, it was my business to note and record events, during my time 
on earth, and the habit formed then, has persisted since in noting ex'cnts. 
For instance, look o\er the statutes of your time, and you will tind 
ninety per cent of our early laws are, in princi})le and meaning, uj)on 
your statute books precisely as they were on ours. They were not 
rigidly enforced then, and in your time there is not even an effort to 
enforce them. 

Moreover, if they were enforced, and all your Inisiness men and 
others were paying the penalties prescribed for their violations, there 
would be about as many in your penal institutions as there are out of 

There was one Connecticut colony (this was not a Plymouth law) 
that prohibited a man and wife from kissing each other on the Sabbath 
day. That seems to provoke more hilarity among moderns than any 
other. I am not stating it as an historical fact, but gossip has it, that 
this was the origin of the "Joker" in legislative bills. It was attached 
to an otherwise important bill as a balm to a bachelor member of the 
body who had been publicly jilted. 

In those early days, we did not have the skeptics and emlirvo 
students of science with the audacity to scrutinize, tear apart for in- 
spection and investigation, the most sacred subjects and traditions, not 
sparing even the inspired Bible, as you have in modern times. 

We obeyed by precept and example the laws and traditions handed 
down by the fathers in their wisdom from long before the dawn of 
history. These were wdiat they found to be necessary to control the 
ambitions and passions of men. Whether they were founded on facts, 
myths, or Hction, they served their purpose well. 

Since they have been largely relegated to the winds as relics of a 
bygone age, the modern world is reaping the whirlwinds of unbridled 
human frailties, and the end is not yet. So mote it be. 


Truth, honesty and morality are the cardinal virtues for right 
living. Laudable ambition to achieve is a necessary asset for suc- 
cess in life. 

To all my descendants, I can not too strongly emphasize their 
duty to do these things that will conduce to the welfare, pleasure, 
and happiness of men and women on earth, as the future will take 
care of itself. 

From beyond the veil of life, your greatest sufferings, your 
finest efiforts, your dismal failures, and grandest successes are so in- 
finitesimal as to duration and time, that they gi\-e us no concern, 
and our greatest interest is in your coming. Farewell." 


With my head erect and my heels clicked together, I salute 
you. Captain Miles Standish. One of your associates has intimated 
audacity in my presuming to address such historical characters. 
It is not that. It is but confidence inspired by the knowdedge of 
the quality of my blood. 

Besides, my chieftain, I have many years ago. knocked at both 
the outer and inner doors of ancient organization, seeking secrets 
of the far away past, and am encouraged in this venture by my suc- 
cess in that. 

The printed records that I have seen gives your lineage far 
back of the Mayflower time. You were a military man in a military 
family. Indeed, you were an officer of the king's command at the 
time you tendered your service to the Mayflower party as their pro- 

You were a student of generalship. Alexander the Great was 
your heroic example. You were the first Military Ofticer in Massa- 
chusetts. Nothing I have seen indicates that you were a crusader 
for religion or any other cause. 

As we have it, your business was to protect the colony from 
danger and keep the government in order, and we learn that it kept 
you rather busy. Your name, however, in modern times is known 
more from your courtship than your generalship. 

Now, Captain, while investigating the record of my first known 
ancestor on my paternal side, I found he had been a Quaker. He 
belonged to those of gentle faith, of quiet demeanor, of returning 
good for evil, of brotherly love ; but they were everlastingly firm 
in their right to worship according to the dictates of their own con- 
science, and they granted others the same privilege. 


It is recorded that in lf)47, during your time on earth, the court 
at Plymouth ordered that no Quaker be allowed to enter the land 
"by land or water" under penalty of twenty shillini^s per week, for 
every week he stayed after warning'. 

In various trials they were referred to as "dangerous heretics," 
as "cursed sect," "blaphemous heretics" and were warned "in case 
of banishment if they returned they would be hanged upon the 
gallows," and, in 1659, at least two were executed for being Quakers. 

Our Mayflower ancestors were part of that community at the 
time. Today we would regard such acts as murder. Then how- 
are we to honor one set of our ancestors, that would murder those 
of the other side, whom our family traditions declare to have been 
the finest of Christian men? 

Can you throw any light upon this dilemma? 

"Sir, I was born a solder. My profession in life was that of a 
soldier, and much to my disgust, I died a natural death. It is true 
that my military training was based upon Alexandrian tactics. 

Active employment in my profession before we left England 
seemed far away. The horrors of the late wars had created such 
a hatred of war by the populace, that we were of the opinion there 
never would be another among civilized people. Hence, I came 
with the colony for their protection with my knowledge and ex- 
perience in warfare. 

My first encounter with those savages with their ambushes, 
their stealth, their indescribable cruelty, while I had neither base 
nor reserves, taught me the futility of my early training, and I was 
compelled to invent my own way of fighting. 

It was not warfare, it was killing fiends, which was not entirely 
ended until 1876. Wars did not cease as ex])ected. when I left 
England, nor will they as you expect since the World War, as men 
have always fought and always will, both in debate and with arms, 
since it is their nature. 

From my post behind the veil, I have viewed with delight the 
military genius of a Napoleon, a Wellington, a Washington, a Grant, 
a Pershing, a Foch and all the others. 

Washington was not only a military genius, but, in addition, a 
statesman. Likewise, there have been many statesmen, diplomats, 
and philosophers, but not politicians, that held commissions as 
lieutenants, captains and colonels, and also held their tongues. 

I myself was endowed with some of these qualities, but my 
duty in addition to protection of my people was to enforce the laws, 
and not to make them. 


Our people were a God fearing people who believed they 
should obey the Bible teachings as they understand them. Con- 
cerning the Quaker orders, they were not nearly so drastic as they 
were in England. 

In the year 1700 there were thousands of them in prison in 
England. Those in Plymouth were fined for their heresy, but not 
tortured nor bured as had been the custom for heretics from the 
faith for centuries in the old country. 

The only cases of capital punishment had other reasons than 
heresy. Selling or trading fire arms or ammunition to the Indians 
meant murdering our women and children. Our laws provided for 
hanging any member of the colony guilty of so doing. 

The only mention you found in the early history of your an- 
cestor, Henry Sampson, was where he testified against a profiteer 
for violating that law. 

The Quakers believed in treating the Indians as luiman beings, 
instead of savages, and often violated our protective order. I do 
not remember the case you speak of, but I know some of them broke 
the order and had to pay the penalty, and that was ample cause. 

Calvinism was just as intolerant of Quakerism as Catholicism 
was of Calvinism. You mention Witchcraft. Witchcraft was con- 
demned by the Bible where it says "Thou shalt not permit a witch 
to live." For ages witches had been executed in the old countries 
according to that commandment. 

Your own John Wesley, founder of the \\''esleyan or Methodist 
church, publicly advocated the enforcement of the scriptural injunc- 
tion against witches. So why single out the Plymouth Rock people 
for anathema? 

We note you seem somewhat proud of your ancestral blood. I 
know of no reason why you should be ashamed of it. We, however, 
are not greatly responsible for you. There is only one two hundred 
fifty-sixth part of your anatomy that came from each of us, and 
the other two hundred fifty-five two hundred fifty-sixths came from 
seven hundred sixty-six other people, not fartlier away from each 
other than grandparents. Figure that out if you can. 

You need not worry over your ancestors, as they are more of a 
credit to you than you are to them. Besides, they are all beyond 
with us, including your Quaker grand])arents and you don't know 
whether you will ciime or not. 

I thought at first that fellow Longfellow did me a mean trick 
in using his talents. l)ut when he came o\'er a while liack. we had 
a hearty laugh, and have since been ])oon companions. 


Give my regards to Sir ()li\er, and tell him Professor James 
hasn't woke up yet from his first morning' nap. and doubtless he 
will hear from him later. 

Now if you are satisfied, 1 will march back to my permanent 
headquarters, till we meet again." 

Their Descendants 

In writing the foregoing bit of history, humor, and allegory, my 
purj)ose has been to attract suiTficient attention, so that the reader 
will remember from whence he came, and also to plant a few seeds 
that may germinate in the minds of thinking' persons. 

Since it has been l)ut a short time that I have kn<)wn of our 
g'enealogy, I can give l)Ut little of the histt)ry of the Sampson 

Down to the fifth generation they were known as seafaring- 
men, and for two hundred years li\ed in the environs of Plvmouth 

In July. Nineteen Hundred and Twenty. Mr. Edwin S. Todd 
(BIN) visited the old Sampson neighborhood in Massachusetts to 
view what had long been the home of his ancestors. Following I give 
excerpts from his letter of July 3rd : 

"Got to New Ijedford this morning' early. I was eag'er to hike 
out to Fair Haven and Mattoi)oisett. So I bestrode my bicycle and 
crossed the bridge across an arm of Buzzard's Bay to Fair Haven 
ten miles away. 

Idiere was nothing in the wa}- of interest at b^air Haven. Some 
of the Sampsons lived there howexer. in days gone bv. I then 
pushed on to Alattopoisett. a little village on Buzzard's Bay, a 
beautiful old Massachusetts villag-e, old fashioned with colonial 
look. I went to Long Plain and was shown what is known as the 
old Sampson place in between two large ponds or lakes. I fouiul 
the spot where supposedly the old Sampson farm was near Long 
Plain. I also found a graveyard full of Sampsons. It was raining 
so hard that I did not search through the yard ver\' long. 

People seeing me in the rain and in an old forsaken graveyard 
must have thought me crazy, and maybe I am. 1 didn't succeed in 
finding Great Great-Grandfather Sampson's grave, but have little 
doubt that I was on the s]iot. 

Anyhow, I have seen with ni}- own eyes the place whence came 
your Grandmother Wright-Nelson et al. It is too bad that we can't 
know the route she took to Ohio. I'd follow her u]) if 1 knew. If it 
clears up. I may stay around here another day and hunt Sanipsons. 
Some of them li^•e in this place. 


This is a beautiful country — rolling — full of lakes with good 
roads. It has been a full da3^ 

Get your map of Massachusetts if you want to see the general 
neighborhood occupied by your ancestors. Plymouth Rock is only 
twenty miles away from here. Begin at New Bedford, thence east- 
ward to Alattopoisett, thence northernly to Rochester and Long 
Plain and to Middleborough." 

Our grandmother, Jane Sampson, was brought up at Mattopoi- 
sett, and was married there to Amos Nelson in 1809. They moved 
from there to Tiogo, New York. 

They had four children. See chart. Mr. Nelson died in New 
York about 1816, and she was married the second time to Abram 

From New York they moved to near Gallipolis, Ohio, where 
one child, Rhoda Ann Morton, was born. Mr. Morton died some- 
time previous to 1822. 

On May 5, 1822, she was married to Silas Eddy at Gallipolis, 
Ohio. I have been informed that she was a school teacher ; that 
Mr. Eddy was a teacher in the same school, and that he lived but 
a short time after their marriage. 

After Eddy's death, she moved with her children to New Har- 
mony, Clark County, Ohio, where, on July 6, 1823, she was the fourth 
time married to John Wright. Not four times to John Wright, but 
three times before marrying him. 

She died in 1846, and was buried at Fletcher Chapel. John 
Wright died in the forties and lies by her side. 

From traditions, I learn she was a remarkable woman. There 
was no limit to her energy. She was well educated, and a school 
teacher. She was a very consistent Christian, and noted for her 
faithfulness in attending religious services. 

There has been much fun poked around because of her marriage 
four times. I venture there were good reasons for that. My theory 
of life has been that a man never really loves but once in a lifetime. 
That rule evidently doesn't hold with women, or else about three of 
her marriages were of convenience. She, with four and five children 
to provide for and manage, may have badly needed some assistance. 

Of the Nelson children, the two boys. John and William Nelson^ 
died unmarried. 


BVII No. 2 

Nancy Nelson married Andrew W'hitcle}'. of Clark County, Ohio. 

From that union there came forth a remarkahle family. Aunt 
Nancy was a woman of strong character and lovahle disposition. She 
had a very forceful mind and personality. 

I have the fondest recollection of Aunt Nancy. All of her rela- 
tives loved her for her kindl}- ways and interest in their welfare. 

Whether her strong qualities were inherited from the Sampsons 
or Nelsons I cannot say. The Whiteleys were the foremost men of 
their neighborhood, with exceptional cai)acity for enterprise. 

Their children inherited much force of character and intellec- 


BVIII No. 1 

William was the eldest son ; I remember him from my boyhood 
until his death on February 11, 1911. 

In his early manhood he became of national reputation for his 
inventive genius. He was contemporary with Cyrus McCormick in 
inventing the harvesting machine. 

His father's home, where he was brought up, was out East High 
Street, in Sprngtield, about three miles, just beyond where the rail- 
road crosses the highway. The suburbs have at this time reached the 
old farm. 

As a boy, William walked those three miles each day to work in 
a machine shop in Springfield. W'hile working as a mechanic, he be- 
gan his experiments that never ended either in his mind or in the 
work of development until his end came. At the time of his death he 
had a large experimental shop, with an enormous amount of models, 
patterns, etc. 

A few years ago, I possessed a complete set of patent office reports, 
from the time the office was organized. It w^as very interesting to me 
to note the patents granted to William N. \Aniiteley. In the sixties, 
seventies and early eighties his name appeared more frequently than 
that of any other. 

His earliest and most successful inventions were the Champion 
reapers and mowers. The Champion machines were known the world 
over as the leading harvesting machines. The name Champion means 
William N. Whiteley. from the earliest product to the present modern 


harvesters used wherever grain grows. A genius ! I have heard the 
following tale : 

In the early stages of mower and reaper developments, there was 
much rivalry as to the merits of the new inventions. We of this day 
have seen similar contest after contest staged to demonstrate their 
work, with farmers from miles around gathered to observe their per- 
formance. In William's early days, as was common, such a contest 
was arranged for a demonstration of the merits of mowing machines. 

The field was selected, the date advertised, and a throng of inter- 
ested farmers and partisans for each machine assembled. The field 
was duly divided for each contestant. Next to the perfect cutting 
qualities, the draft was the most important consideration. Those early 
models were heavy compared to those of our times. 

On one such occasion William N. had duly prepared for the ex- 
hibition. A certain box he had brought with his outfit was securely 
locked and its contents carefully concealed from view. 

At this point let it be understood that William N. Whiteley was 
a big man. He was about six feet three or four inches in height. His 
bones were in proportion. He never was fleshy, but duly propor- 
tioned from head to foot, with the height and the strength of a giant. 

The contest began with two and three horses to the machine. 
Round after round was made. William had but two horses to his 
machine. To equal him, his competitors released one horse, and pulled 
their machine with two. Whereupon William took ofif one horse and 
pulled his machine with one. Not to be outdone, his competitors fol- 
lowed suit. 

William complacently watched their performance for a time. Then 
the box was unlocked and a specially prepared set of harness was 
brought forth that would not fit any horse, mule or ox, but it fitted 
William N. to a nicety. With this harness on himself, he had the one 
horse taken away, himself hitched to the machine, and continued the 
mowing of his allotment. 

It is needless to try to describe the commotion of that assembly 
and discomfiture of his competitors. 

In this brief sketch I shall not attempt to give a history of what 
he accomplished in industry. It would require a whole volume to do 
him justice, and I shall confine myself to his personality. 

However, I do say that the City of Springfield, Ohio, owes its 
growth and present commanding position as a manufacturing city to 
William N. Whiteley, for his activities in its earlier history, and that 
city will some time acknowledge her debt to him in a fitting monument 
to his memory. 


I have met and seen and heard many men in my time, but never 
one with the big brains possessed by this mechanical genius. 

All the time that I knew him, it seemed he hardly knew there were 
days and nights. He paid no attention as to when the day ended and 
night began. Just a bit of lunch, and an hour or two lying down, and 
he was at" it again. Always busy with his work. 

He was the hardest man to see by any one not having business 
of the utmost importance I have ever known, because of his intense 
application to his own affairs. For that reason, one would suppose 
him uninformed. Knowing all this, it was a mystery to me where and 
when he stored his marvelous mind with its vast amount of ancient 
and modern history, literature, music, art and the modern sciences, as 
well as current events of his time. 

He had a devoted love for his sister Carrie, so that whenever she 
asked, he would leave his work and come to her. My visits to her, 
of which I write further on. were the fortunate opportunities of my 
meeting him many times. 

It was her custom, when I visited her. if William was in the city, 
to invite him to dinner, and those repasts I shall never forget. 

The time for the meal would compare with a civic l)anquet. The 
feast of intellectual comnumication emanating from that wonderful 
brain would keep us enthralled in admiration at its power. 

It seemed to me that nothing he had ever read, heard, or experi- 
enced, from ancient history to modern politics, from dogmatic the- 
ology to applied mechanics, had ever for a moment escaped his memory. 

He not only possessed a world of information, but he had the 
ability and personality to impart it to others, to their greatest delight. 

He was ever mindful in looking after the pleasure and comfort 
of his mother and father and sisters, and to hundreds of his relatives 
and citizens of Springfield he was a benefactor. 

I do not know of a higher personal tribute I could pay him than 
that, had I the ability, I should like to be his biographer. 

When he died, Springfield lost her greatest citizen. 

BVHI No. 2 

Amos Whiteley. second son. was born in Clark Count}-. Ohio. 
March 14, 1838. As a boy, he was brought up on his father's farm, 
just east of Springfield. 

At an early age, he l)cgan his business career. Only recently he 
has told me of being located at Bloomington, selling Champion Ma- 


chines while father was at Lexington, which was about 1857. He 
therefore began business very early in life. 

He is another of the family that inherited great intellectual capa- 
city, and he has made good use of his inheritance all of his long and 
eventful life. 

In the prime of his life, he was the head of The Champion 
Machine Company, The Champion Bar & Knife Company, The Cham- 
pion Malleable Iron Company, all allied industries, manufacturing 
Champion Machines for certain allotted territory under William's 
patents. He was also president of the Second National Bank of Spring- 
field, during its existence. 

In the early Nineties, with his two sons, Bert and Elmer, he moved 
to Muncie. Indiana, where natural gas had been discovered, and there 
continued in the manufacturing business until Nineteen Hundred and 
Twenty, when their manufacturing interests were disposed of, and his 
busy life work laid aside. 

As in the case of William, it would take a whole book to record 
half of his activities in industry, which I shall not attempt. 

He has always been a large, handsome man, of pleasing address 
and polished manners. 

His prodigious mind contains a world of information, and he has 
always been one of the keenest and most able business men I have met. 
He is a clear thinker, and highly entertaining in conversation. 

His views and philosophy of life as I have heard him express them, 
coincide with my own. 

He differs from William, in that he has always taken time and his 
wealth to use for his and his family's personal enjoyment. 

Since my earliest recollection, he delighted in owning fine horses, 
and always had a stable of splendid driving horses. 

Some time after he went to Muncie, he owned the White River 
Stock Farm, where he kept a large number of fast horses. The barns 
at that place were finer looking outside, and more sanitary inside than 
half of the residences in the country. He loved his horses as if they 
were his children. He took the greatest pleasure in showing his stock- 
to his friends. 

With his string of speedsters, he followed the fairs and race 
courses in their season, for the pleasure of it. 

I have it from good authority, that many times prospective cus- 
tomers would go to the farm to buy some horses. Amos would take 
great pains to show them the whole farm, have all the horses brought 
out, and shown olT in the ring. 

When finally the interested customer would select a horse, or two, 
and ask the price, then Amos would say, "Well, really, I believe I do not 
wish to sell them. I don't think I can set a price on any of them." 

He was attached to them, and it was about like selling- one of his 
children to let them go. 

Years ago when a voung man, back in Ohio, I sought the graves 
of my grandmother and grandfather in Fletcher Chapel Cemetery. It 
was overgrown with weeds. With much efifort, and after pulling 
weeds and digging at the base of gravestones, I found them. 

The older Whiteleys are also buried there. Today and for some 
years back, that cemetery is a beautiful tract. The grass is always 
mowed and kept green. 

I am informed that Amos has provided an endowment for its 
perpetual care. 

At the heads of the graves of each of his ancestors, including 
grandmother Jane Samjxson, he has caused to be placed a large stone 
of beautiful granite, properly marked. 

For the consideration shown in looking after the resting place of 
our ancestors, as well as your own, we thank you, Amos Whiteley. 

He has always had an ample supply of quiet humor, and is an adept 
at using it. 

For some time he has been poking fun at me for being interested 
in our Mayflower Ancestors, but seriously, I do not doubt he thinks 
just as I do. 

At any rate, I have successfully tied him up to Miles Standish 
and the others, including their blue laws, and he can't get away. Since 
I have recorded their explanation of those laws, possibly they won't 
look so bad to him. 

Amos Whiteley married Josephine Ferrell, a beautiful woman with 
the loveliest black eyes, and kindly disposition. From my earliest recol- 
lection, I greatly admired her. They were the parents of two boys, 
Bert and Elmer. 

Bert was a most shrewd and smooth business man of marked 
ability, who knew and enjoyed life. 

Elmer was a persistent, working manufacturer, with a fine home, for 
rest and enjoyment, which he fully utilized. 

I never met Bert's wife. Elmer's wife is one of the finest women 
in every way, that I ever met. 

James Whiteley, a brother of William N. and Amos, is the one of 
the family whom I never knew ; I do not remember ever having seen 


BVIII No. 3 

Eliza Jane Whiteley, the eldest daughter of Nancy and Andrew 
Whiteley, was born August 25, 1840, on the farm near Springfield. 

On January 30, 1868, she married J. Johnson Morton, son of 
Daniel Morton, of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

I can remember Lyde. as we have always called her, since I was a 
small child. She has lived in Springfield all of her life. Lyde, like 
the other members of the family, inherited a strong intellectuality from 
her parents. She is a great conversationalist, with a mind stored with 
a wonderful amount of information dating back to- early days in Ohio. 

I have been splendidly entertained at her home many times. 

Johnson Morton, I think all the time that I knew him, was con- 
nected with the Whiteley, Fassler & Kelly Co.. and other machine 
companies. He died in Springfield, Ohio, August 21, 1909. 

The Mortons were the parents of one son, Eugene J. Morton, 

Lyde is now living in Springfield, Ohio, very pleasantly situated, 
and enjoying the associations of many friends. 

BVII No. 5 

Nancy Catherine Whiteley, or Katy, as she was usually called, 
was the second daughter of Nancy and Andrew Whiteley, born on the 
old farm near Springfield, June 20, 1843. She died in Baltimore, 
Maryland, August 19, 1914. 

She married William T. Stilwell. They lived in Springfield for a 
number of years, then moved to Toronto, Canada, and later to Balti- 
more, Maryland. They have no children. 

I had not seen Katy for more than 30 years, until about 1912, when 
I met her at her sister Carrie's in Springfield, where we spent two 
or three days together. I was surprised at her appearance, at meeting 
her. I immediately suggested that she was Marie Antoinette over 
again. In the jolly times we had for the few days, she accepted that 
name along with the other fun we had. I was surprised that she had 
mental capacity just like her two brothers. In conversation she was 
extremely interesting, although her talk was mostly upon political 
afifairs and Government. 

From tliose that knew her intimately, I gathered the information 
that she was one of the most unselfish women that ever lived. She was 
like a mother to Harry Myers, her nephew, who lived in Baltimore a 
number of years while the Stilwells lived there. 


BVIII No. 6 

Caroline Whiteley was the youngest daughter of Nancy and 
Andrew Whiteley. She was born November 6th, 1847, on the old 
home farm near Springfield. She died October 10, 1917. 

In 1878 she was married to Edward Myers, of Springfield, Ohio. 
To them two children were born, one son and one daughter. 

From the time I was seven years old until her death, in 1917, 
Carrie and I were the closest and best of friends. She was a beautiful 
girl and young woman, and, in maturity, of striking appearance. 

There it goes again, darn it, and for the steenth time! Oh well, 
why not? We have never had any kind but beautiful women in our 
family, and why should we, when they have been red blooded Ameri- 
cans for three hundred years ? 

Some of my people have remarked at my always stopping first at 
Carrie's on my annual trips to old Ohio. I am going to tell you why, 
right now. 

In my boyhood days. Aunt Nancy's were our rich relatives, and we 
their poor relations. While that was literally true, we were the 
proverbial "poor but honest," and not in any sense dependent. They 
enjoyed that time not only the comforts, but also the luxuries of life, 
while we were confined to the necessities. 

Notwithstanding this. Aunt Nancy treated my mother with the 
greatest consideration and sisterly affection, constantly visited us, and 
made visits to our home long after we had moved to Indiana. 

While some years older than I. Carrie was my chum. She would 
come finely dressed, and in less than no time, regardless of my dirt}' 
and ragged clothes, we were enjoying the delights of youth in all 
kinds of pranks, the same as brother and sister. 

That same affectionate association continued from Eighteen Hund- 
red and Sixty-seven until Nineteen Hundred and Seventeen. As we 
grew older, and were married, she was always sympathetically inter- 
ested in my welfare, and I in hers. 

On my visits she treated me like a prince, and I reciprocated to 
the extent of my nature. We found in later years a mutual delight 
in conversation upon a multitude of subjects. 


She was endowed with a wholesome amount of humor, and full of 
fun for proper occasions. Added to that quality, she had the strong 
intelligent characteristics of her mother and brothers. She adored 
William N., and took the greatest delight in his eccentricities. 

She had grown up in and with Springfield. She knew its history 
and saw its development day by day. She knew all the early and later 
citizens of strength and force in the city's development, both men and 
women, with a world of folk lore that was ever entertaining. 

For a woman, she had travelled much, and was a keen observer 
of the acts, the morals, the likes and dislikes of people. She was proud 
of the strength of character displayed by the members of her family. 

She almost worshiped her mother, and for years gave her the 
tenderest care and attention. Her father was feeble and almost help- 
less for several years before his death. Carrie gave her time exclu- 
sively, and the best care possible to him, while he lived. She had been 
detained so closely with care of him that she felt lost when he had gone. 

Carrie had two children, Harry Kirby Myers, BIX, and Louise 
Nelson Myers, BIX. I watched them grow from babyhood on. When 
quite a young man, Harry went to Baltimore and engaged in the 
granite business, and from that time I have never seen him. He never 
happened to be home when I was there. Through Carrie and Louise, 
however, I have always known of his movements. 

It was the other way with Louise. She grew to womanhood, 
married once, and then again, and I saw her so frequently that she 
seemed like one of my own family. 

A splendid type of red blooded American modern girl. She is a 
lovely woman, with high ideals, living in the suburbs of Detroit, a 
happy, useful life. 

I wish her joy and pleasure and comfort, with pleasant memories 
of our friendship. 


BVII No. 4 

Caroline was a sister of Nancy Nelson, and married Samuel 
Stewart. They always lived in Clark County, Ohio. There were 
several children in the family when I was a boy. One son died when 
a young man. Frank, the younger, is still living, and almost the picture 
of Uncle Sam, as I remember him. 

Jennie Stewart Watson is the only daughter living at this time, 
1921. Nellie Stewart married James Lott, who, after her death sev- 
eral years ago, married Sarah Nagley Seaton. I think Lott has one 
or two children living. 


Frank, in his early days, was a moulder by trade. 

I have been in touch with the family but little since childhood. 

Aunt Caroline was a pleasant, quiet, kind dispositioned woman. 
I remember we stopped at her home in Logonda for dinner, when 
we moved from Greene County to Clark County, about 1867. The 
only thing I can remember of Uncle Sam was that he would take a 
toddy before meals. 

Jennie Watson, being now about eighty years of age, lives with 
Frank in a nice home in Springfield. 

BVII No. 5 

Rhoda was the only child of jane Sampson by her second hus- 
band, Abram Morton. She was born near Gallipolis, Ohio, October 
25, 1819. 

Jane Sampson and Mr. Morton were married in New York State. 
Diligent effort so far has failed to reveal the place and date. 

From there they moved to Ohio, where Rhoda was born. Rhoda 
married Thomas Smith Wood, in Clark County, in 1837, and they lived 
about five miles east of Springfield, on the South Charleston pike. The 
big barn, with its double doors, where I had my fingers cut off in a 
cutting box in 1867, is still standing, and good for another half cen- 

They brought uj) a large family. See Chart B. The only one of 
them that I have constantly visited is Marrietta. 

Marrietta married S. A. Todd before I was born. As told in 
a previous chapter, he and father were always close associates, and 
they seemed more like aunt and uncle to me than cousins. 

Samuel A. Todd was all his life a fine man. He was a captain in 
the Civil War. For a number of years he was County Recorder of 
Clark County, Ohio. If I should live to a thousand years, the picture 
of Sam Todd's smiling face would always be before my mind when- 
ever I should think of him — a fine gentleman, a good father, a noble 
friend of my father. 

The smile wrinkles about Marrietta's eyes are just the same today, 
when she is past eighty-two years of age, as at my earliest recollection. 
That feature of Marrietta Todd, granddaughter of Jane Sampson, is 
a characteristic of every son or daughter, and most of the grandchil- 
dren of Jane Sampson that I have known. 

They had such humor that "the smile that would not come off'" 
left its creases or wrinkles about the eyes. 


There never was a more gentle and kindly woman than Marrietta 
Todd. She raised a large family of children, and has a host of grand- 
children (see chart), in whom she takes delight and consolation in her 
later years. 

Edith is the only one who did not marry. She was a close com- 
panion of her father until his death. Since then, she and her 
mother have lived a pleasant life at the old home on Wittenburg 
Ave., in Springfield. 

She was educated a business woman, and worked w^ith her 
father in his office for years. 

She is a jolly, good-natured girl, with a host of friends, both 
within and wnthout the family. She has given me much assistance 
in the preparation of this record. Every request made personally, 
or by letter, has been given prompt and efficient attention, for which 
I am grateful. 

Edwin Todd is a professor in the Aliami College at Oxford, 
Ohio. I have herein used extracts from one of his letters when 
"hunting Sampsons." 

AAHiat enjoyment we should have had, had I been with him on 
that trip. I wonder, Edwin, if you remember a buggy ride with 
me over to Clifton, more than twenty years ago, when you related 
your experiences at Yale, that changed the course of your life. Our 
views coincided. Mine has not changed. Has vours? 

I have met manv of the Todd family. All fine American women 
and men. Manifestly, I cannot write of each of all of these families 
that I have known, although I should like to do so. I have done 
the best I could to get every one of them in the record. 

BVII No. 6 

Thomas AA'right was the eldest son of John and Jane Sampson 
Wright. He was ])orn and l)rought up and lived in the old neigh- 
borhood east of Springfield. 

Ele married I^hoebe Nagley. After some years he moved to 
Logan County, Ohio, near Bellfontaine, where he farmed the bal- 
ance of his life. He was connected with John Ivirl)y in his farming 

They raised a large family. (See chart B.) 

Otho AVright, son of Thomas, came to LaFayette in the nine- 
ties and worked with me for some ten years. He got to be one of 
the best construction superintendents I ever knew. j 

192 ! 

He left Lafayette about 1907, and was employed in the East as 
superintendent by lari^e companies, until he met with an accident 
which cost him his life. 

Wright Sager, his nephew, had been with him as an assistant 
for several years, and met a like fate in New^ York. 

Otho's sister, Jane Goodhart, son Guy, and daughter Gladys, 
came to LaFayette, and lived there for several years. Guy married 
a Miss Boonstra, and lives here yet, being a successful building 
contractor. The others of the family live, and ha\e lived in Ohio. 

BVII No. 7 

Benjamin Wright, the second son of Jane and John Wright, 
married Olive Whitridge, and lived east of Springheld, and was 
connected with the Whiteley, Fassler & Kelly firm in the sale of 
Champion machines, the balance of his life. 

They brought up a large family. (See chart B.) 

Florence married Jacob Tuttle about 1880, and on their wedding 
trip visited our family at A'fontmorenci. I have not see her since. 

Estella W^right married Brunn Cozier, and lived in Spring- 
field. I frequently met her. and greatly admired her and her 

Thomas AA'right married Jennie Oldfather. For many years he 
sold agricultural implements, lie lived in Pittsburgh and other 
cities. For a long time he has lived in Springfield on Center street, 
where he has a nice home, and is engaged in the nursery business. 

Good, happy old Tom, there never lived a more congenial and 
agreeable companion than Tom. lie treats me like a lord every 
time I go to see him, but he is always too busy t(T coax out to 
visit me. 

Jennie, liis wife, is the salt of the earth. Reliable, faithful, ener- 
getic Jennie! Always the kind of a w^onian to depend upon. 

Tom has suffered for years from the most malignant rheuma- 
tism, wdiich has made life hard for both of them. Notwithstanding 
all that, he is always genial. God bless those happy Jane Sampson 
wrinkles about his eyes, that attract me to him like a lodestone. 

There are many other descendants of Benjamin Wright that I 
have not met since a boy, and more that I never met. To them I 
can only tender my good will. 


BVII No. 8 

Mary Jane Wright, elder daughter of Jane and John Wright, 
married Henry Nagley, and lived east of Springfield for some years. 
Later they moved to Springfield, and the family have lived in Clark 
County since. 

In the early days, Henry Nagley belonged to one of the first 
families of the neighborhood. 

Olive married Tom Cartmell, of another first family. Jane 
married Frank Baldwin, of the family who owmed the old Baldwin 
Mill east of Moorefieki, and has a large family. They came to 
Montmorenci and Yned on the Bringham farm for one year, 'way 
back in the early '70's. 

Kitty, their only child at that time, was a beautiful black eyed, 
curly haired girl. She is now nearly fifty years old, and I have 
not seen her since she was a child. 

John was an engineer for Amos Whiteley in the ^Malleable Iron 
Works for many years. He later moved to Detroit, and died there. 

Sarah first married a Mr. Seaton, and has two sons, Harry and 
Ray Seaton. Ray is making his mark as a corporation lawyer in 
the railroad fields. He is married, lives in Detroit, and is attorney 
for the Pere Marquette Railroad Company. 

Seaton died many years ago. Sarah some years since married 
James Lott, a civil war veteran, who has retired, and they live an 
ideal life in a nice home on Center street, Springfield. 

Phoebe married Frank Packham, who died several years ago, 
She has two daughters, Alice and Lenora, both of wdiom are 
married. They live in Dayton, Ohio. 


BVII No. 9 

Sarah Ann Wright was the youngest of the WVight family, 
and married Solomon H. Marshall. A complete history of her and 
her family is given heretofore in the Marshall history. 

I am a firm believer in the old saying that "Every tub should 
sit on its own bottom," and that every indi\idual must work out 
his own salvation, and that energy, industry and perseverance are 
necessary to achievement. 

In addition to all those qualities, the individual must possess 
brains. Every person is equipped with the brains with which he 


was endowed at birth. I have never seen any acquired or j)ur- 
chased. Neither have I seen a mastiff dog- bred from a feist, nor a 
squirrel from a ground hog. So that both the size and quality of 
the brain of human beings largely depends upon inheritance. lireed- 
ing counts in humans as well as in other animals. 

Therefore, if we ha\e a lineage of three hundred years, show- 
ing able men and women, who have achieved success in life, we have 
a right to be proud of our forebears, and il is our duly to honor and 
remember them. 

I congratulate e\ery member of these Maytlower descendants 
u[ion his birthright. 

To close this cha])ter, we subjoin a contri])ution furnished bv 
Edith Z. Todd, a great-granddaughter of Jane Sampson Morton, once 
Nelson, later Eddy and Wright. 



By Edith Zuleima Todd 
BIX No. 21 

How little did we think, in the days of yore, 
While reading of the Pilgrims, on old New England's shore, 
There were some of our ancestors who made the trip 
On the famous old historic ^Mayflower ship. 

From young Henry Sampson, a lad of eight, 
John Alden, Priscilla, and Miles the Great, 
Of Mayflower Ship and Plymouth Rock fame. 
We. the tribe of Sampsons, derive our name. 

When Priscilla scorned Miles, and chose John instead, 
Could she know Mile's son, her daughter would wed? 
Or that their daughter, so fair to look on, 
Would choose for husband, one Abraham Sampson? 

Abraham's daughter Sarah so loved the name 
That the man she married possessed the same. 
Their son Joseph, when quite young to wed. 
IMiss Mercy Eldridge to the altar led. 

Our Great-great-grandsire was Edward, their son, 
Who Mary Catherine Sharrow wooed and won. 
Of children there were nine came to bless their home, 
And all of them but one lived to be grown. 

But we are interested more particularly in Jane, 
Our grand-mere, the maid of matrimonial fame. 
Jane was surely a maid whom men adore. 
For of different husbands, her tally w^as four. 

Jane's first venture in the matrimonial van. 
Was with Amos Nelson, a Massachusetts man. 
They soon after marriage left Massachusetts great 
To make their future home in the Empire State. 


'J'heir two daughters L;rc\v to vvomnnhood. 
Then married as all true daui^hters should. 
Caroline, a Stewart; Nancy, Whiteley did claim; 
Their son William N., was the Reaper King', of fame. 

Jane again married, a Massachusetts man, 

Capt. Abram Morton of a seafaring- clan. 

Tiring of the East, they moved to the West. 

Gallia County, Ohio, where they strove for the best. 

Ifere little Rhoda came to l)less the twain. 
The only child to bear the IMorton name. 
Rhoda grew up to be fair and good, 
And became the wife of Thomas S. Wood. 

Four children, and grandchildren still abound. 
One grandson, E. S. Todd, at "Old ]^Iiami" is found. 
Morton passed to the other shore; Jane, calm and steady 
Did not despair, but soon got herself an Edd}'. 

Eddy too, soon passed away, but still brave at heart, 
Jane went to her sister, in the County of Clark. 
Here she taught school, was cheerful and bright, 
And soon met her true love in Mr. John Wright. 

They lived on a farm which was their very own. 
Where Jane presided over a very happy home. 
Two sons and two daughters, — their children fotir 
Came to play with the others around their door. 

Thomas and Mary married brother and sister twain, 
Henry and Phoebe, — Negley was their name. 
Benjamin and Olive W'hitridge plighted troth before God, 
Sarah with Solomon Marshall life's pathway trod. 

Centuries have passed, their slow course has run : 
Now we reach this present 1921. 
Jane and her children have passed the Great Divide, 
She and John, in Flether (church }-ard). lie side b}- side. 

Of Whiteleys, Stewarts, Woods, there are over a score, 
Wrights, Negleys, Marshalls and other names galore, 
But we mention of the Marshalls. only the two. 
One. author of this history, one president of Purdue. 




AIII No. 6 

James Alarshall (twin brother of Robert), was the son of 
WilHani and EHzabeth Cole Marshall. 

He was born in Frederick County, Virginia, on June (\ 1801, 
and died at Cedarville, Ohio, on February 13, 1887, when nearly 
eighty-six years of age. 

He was first married to Hannah Bond in Clark County, Ohio, 
December 19. 1822. He was married the second time to ]\Iary S. 
Newcomb on June H, 1837. 

When I was a small boy. he lived in the same neighborhood, 
some three miles east from Cedarville, where Grandmother, Uncle 
Dan, and James Townsley resided. Since I was but seven years 
old when we left there, I have but a dim recollection of "Uncle 
Jimmie" as he was called. 

His children by his first wife were: David I^., Freeman, Moses 
B., John, Elizabeth, and Susannah. 

By his second wife were Sarah E., Mary J., and Charles W. 
Further on in these pages will be found separate notes on each 
of these children. 

The following sketch is furnished by Miss Bertha Creswell, a 
teacher of Mingo Junction, Ohio: 

My knowlege of James Marshall is very limited owing to the 
fact that I never knew liim. and all the history that I may write is 
largely from hearsay. If my mother, Mary Marshall, who was his 
youngest daughter, were living, I might get many and interesting 
facts from her. But alas and alack! We never know the worth of 
a mother until after she has been taken from us. It is nothing 
short of a crime that famil}- records and family history are treated 
with such utter lack of interest, and t)ften time, carelessly neglected 
until they are lost fore\er. 

James Marshall came with his parents to Greene County, Ohio, 
early in life, from Virginia. My mother has often pointed out the 
location of their first home to me when riding, and as often I have 
wished that he might be living to tell something of his early life, 
for no doubt it was full of things we of this generation would like 
to know. 


They were the ])ioneers, coniini^" from \'ir;^inia l)v wai^oiis, as 
did all the early settlers of that time. A sturdy lot no d()ul)t, as 
the hardships at that time were man\'. 

As to his schooling', 1 do not know. lie ])r()!)al)]\' attended the 
district sch(^ol during- the winter months when there was nothing 
else to do. My mother has often said that he was fond of reading, 
but not enough to interfere with his work, and on Sunday, it was 
his custom to read aloud to the famil}- from the r)il)le. 

Idis first wife died, leaving him with six motherless children. 
A year or so later, he jiersuaded Alary Newcond) to take charge of 
his small tlock, and she \ery braxely tackled the job. 1 have heard 
my Uncle hVeeman Marshall say that he never knew anv difference 
— she was a good mother to her step-children as well as her own. 

Three children \\ere added to his family by his second wife — 
Charles \\'illiam, .Sarah and Mar}-, my own mother. Of the former 

set Elizabetli. Susan, b^reeman, John, Da\id and Moses, I know 

of only two. Elizabeth and b'reeman. 

Elizabeth, Mrs. Isaac Lamlaker, was also a stepmother, and 
her acquaintance with Isaac Landaker was brought about b\- her 
step-mother taking the motherless son of Isaac Eandaker to raise. 
We were always quite fond of Aunt Lizzie, anfl were overjoyed at 
her coming. 

David was in the Mexican War, went West, and at the time 
the last word was recei\ed from him, he was in California. 

Moses ran away from home during the gold fever in California, 
and was never heard from. It is supposed he might have been killed 
by the Indians or star\ed to death on the way across the continent. 

Susan married and met a very tragic death by being burned to a 
crisp. She was alone at the time, and it is supposed her dress cauglit 
from the open fire and she ran out of doors to extinguish it. .She left 
a baby son. 

Freeman and John, both answered the call in '61, and were in the 
four years of the war. John died at Soldiers' Home in Dayton. 
Freeman at the Sandusky Home. I can't recall that I ever saw Uncle 
John, but Uncle Free as we called him, always paid us a visit at least 
once a year, and ne\-er failed to bring us the much looked for pound 
of peppermint candy. His coon stories were the ones that kept us 
a-vvake until midnight. My brother and I never grew tired of sitting 
at his knee or on his lap, listening to some wild tale about what he 
and "Somp Marshall" did one night with their coon dogs. 

I had always pictured Grandfather as being a tall, big man, Init 
have found out recently from Mrs. Sam Edwards, of Kansas City, 


Mo., a grand-daughter also, that he was only five feet six inches in 
height. "Uncle Jimmie" as he was familiarly called, was a great 
walker, and would make the trip from South Charleston down to 
Cedarville, a distance of eleven miles, quite frequently. He walked to 
Cedarville a few days before his death. He died at the ripe old age 
of eighty-six. 

During the World War, several grandsons and great-grandsons 
fought as did the sons of James Marshall in two other wars, Mexican 
and the Civil War. 

AIV No. 35 

David was the eldest son of James and Hannah Marshall, born 
September 25th, 1823. He was a soldier in the Mexican War. 

We have no further record of him. although we are informed he 
married and had two children. It is said he was a local preacher. 

AIV No. 36 

Freeman Marshall was the second son of James and Hannah 
Marshall, born September 19th, 1825, and died June 30th, 1911. He 
married Anna Clemans. 

To this union six children were born. I have been unable to get 
any history of their children, other than their names, which are as 
follows: John Marshall AV No. 122, Alice Marshall AV No. 123, 
Flora Marshall AV 125, Lenard Marshall AV No. 126. and Earl Mar- 
shall AV No. 127. They surely have been married and have de- 
scendants, but I failed to trace them. 

Freeman Marshall was in the Civil War for four years. 

AIV No. 37 

Moses B. was the third son of James and Hannah Marshall, born 
April 19th, 1828. He went to Iowa about 1850, married Lucy Stad- 
dard and then went farther West. This is the statement of Mrs. 
Henry Allen, Benjamin Marshall's daughter, now eighty-one years old. 


AIV No. 38 

John Marshall was the fourth son of James and Hannah Marshall. 
He was born July 27th, 1831, and died December 4th. 1910. 


He was married to Miss Kate . They had one daughter, 

Flora AV No. 128, who has been dead a number of years. I have 
no record of any children. 

John Marshall was in the Civil War for four years, and died at 
the Soldiers' Home in Dayton, Ohio. 

AIV No. 39 

Elizabeth Marshall was the fifth child and first daughter of James 
and Hannah Marshall. She was born on October 6th, 1834. She died 
June 20th, 1908. She married Isaac Landaker. 

There were four children as follows : Gideon Landaker AV No. 
129, Elizabeth Landaker AV No. 130, Sarah Landaker AV No. 131, 
and Kenneth Landaker AV" No. 132. No doubt all these children have 
descendants, but I am sure I could get no further information of 


AIV No. 40 

Susannah Marshall was the second daughter and sixth child of 
James and Hannah Marshall. She was born on January 6th, 1836, 
and died October 23, 1867. 

She was married to John Koontz and had one child, but I have 
no other information of her. 

AIV No. 41 

Sarah E. Marshall was the first child of James Marshall and 
Mary Newcomb Marshall, his second wife. 

She was born December 22nd, 1841, and died May 22nd, 1881. 
She married Inis Townsley. 

They had one son, Edward Townsley, AV No. 133. 

No further record. 


AIV No. 42 

Mary J. Marshall was the second daughter of James and Mary 
S. Marshall. She was born December 10th. 1843. She passed away 
on December 2nd, 1915. 


She married Benoni Creswell, of Cedarville, Ohio. Their home 
was ahvays in that neighborhood, where the family was brought up. 

The Creswells were a prominent family and highly respected 
in the community. They were people of exceptional character. 


Mary Elma Creswell is the first child, daughter of Mary J. and 
Benoni Creswell. She was born on June 15th, 1866. 

She was married to John Earl Randall on August 18th, 1891. 

They have three children as f ollov/s : Earl Creswell Randall AVI 
No. 174, Earl has three children, Eloise Randall AVII No. 88, Herman 
AVII No. 89, and Katherine Randall AVII No. 90, so that Mary 
Elma is a proud grandmother. John Herman Randall AVI No. 175, 
and Josephine Randall AVI No. 176, are not married. 


AV No. 135 

Etta L. was the second daughter of Mary J. and Benoni Cres- 
well, who was born August 26th. 1867 and died December 15th, 1891. 


AV No. 136 

Delia Creswell is the third daughter of Mary J. and Benoni Cres- 
well. She was born June 20, 1870. 

On August 14th, 1893, she was married to James Martin. They 
have no children. They live on Euclid Ave., Springfield, Ohio. 

I have seen but two of James Marshall's descendants that I can 

Delia Martin is one, and Eva Wells the other. They are very 
much alike in appearance. Mrs. Martin impressed me as a refined, 
gentle woman, of admirable disposition and appearance. 

AV No. 137 

Charles is the fourth child of Mary J. and Benoni Creswell. He 
was born on August 10th, 1874. Married on August 5th, 1913. No 



AV No. 138 

Eva Creswell is the fifth child of Mary J. and Bcnoni Creswclh 
She was born on September 27th, 1880. 

She was married on June *)th, 1^)00 to J. R. Wells, of Cedarville, 
Ohio. Mr. XVells is a telegrapher and a,^ent of the Pennsylvania 
Railroad at Cedarville. lie was also in the World War. 

They have two fine children, Christine AVI No. 177 and Mary 
Frances Wells. AVI No. 178. 

W'hen on my first trip to ( )hio in search of information of James 
Marshall, mv grandfather's twin brother, I first called on Mrs. Mar- 
tin. We had a pleasant con\'ersation and she referred me to her 
sister at Cedarville, who she said had the family Bible. 

So to Cedarville I went, and found Mrs. Wells. I have since 
called again. She is a splendid, kind, refined woman. Her husband 
is a fine, healthy upright young man, showing energy and luisiness 
ability. She has two young children, whom she is rearing carefully, 
in the traditional Marshall way. Here I found James Marshall's old 
Bible with the full family record and the Mary S. Creswell Bible with 
the Creswell record. That accounts for all the correct and complete 
dates given in this record. Here also, I found the picture of "Uncle 

Mrs. Wells has since furnished me much information for which 
I am grateful. I wish your and yours well. Eva. 


AV No. 139 

A. Burdsall is the sixth child of Mary J. and Benoni Creswell. 
He was born July 21st, 1886. 

He is unmarried at this date, and I have no further information 
of him. 


AV No. 140 

Bertha is the seventh and youngest child of Mary J. and Benoni 
Creswell, born at Cedarville, August 19th, 1889. 

She has been well educated and like many others of the Mar- 
shall girls, is a teacher and educator. 


I have never met her, but hope to this year. I don't know 
how long she has been teaching, but she seems to hold down her job 
at Mingo Junction. Ohio, and has for some time past. 

Her education makes her a patriotic citizen. Many of the family 
were soldiers in the wars for their country, and she has a laudable 
ambition to belong to the D. A. R. If my work can help her she 
will soon be satisfied on that score. 

AIV No. 43 

Charles W. Marshall was the youngest child of James and Mary 
S. Newcomb Marshall. 

He was born February 20th, 1846, and died March 18th, 1901. 
He married Julia Moore. They had three children, Mary Jeanette 
Marshall AV No. 141 (deceased), Isaac Walter Marshall AV No. 
142, and George Oscar Marshall AV No. 143, of Cedarville, Ohio. 



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Died 1650, in Ohio. 

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AIII No. 7 

Elizabeth Marshall was the third daughter and seventh child of 
William and Elizabeth Cole Marshall. She was born in Frederick 
County, Virginia. December 6th, 1803, and died in Iowa on September 
11th, 1846. 

She was married to Isaac Lunbeck in Greene County, Ohio. I 
have no record of the date when they moved to Iowa. From various 
other records, I am of the opinion that they went there about the time 
that Benjamin Marshall did. 

I have ofter heard my father speak of Elizabeth Marshall and 
Isaac Lunbeck, more frequently of Lunbeck. Mrs. Henry Allen, 
Benjamin's daughter, informs us, that her Aunt Eliza Lunbeck lived 
close to Benjamin Marshall's, after they came to Iowa, where they 
visited them often. That was in 1846. She died in that fall. Then 
Uncle 'Tke" was left with eight children. "My father took Andrew 
and raised him to manhood. Uncle John Marshall took Hannah and 
cared for her until she was married to John A. Sellers. He was no 
relation to Uncle John Marshall, but a second cousin to me on my 
mother's side. Hannah died 29 vears ago. Her husband died 5 \ears 

Mr. Harry O. Weaver, who knew Isaac Lunbeck well, writes as 
follows: "Isaac Lunbeck, who married a sister of the Marshall broth- 
ers, came to this County in the 40's. By trade he was a carpenter and 
joiner, an expert workman at his trade. He was a man of low stature, 
quick, active, energetic and very high tempered. He was not a great 
favorite with his brothers-in-law. He and his wife reared children, 
one of them Echabod Lunbeck, another son, Joseph Lunbeck. Josej)h 
married a daughter of Jesse \'an Horn, an old settler of this County. 
They left no children. Of the daughters, one of them was Lyle Lun- 
beck, who married P. C. Buffington. They reared a large family. 
Another daughter, Hannah Lunbeck, married John Sellers, son of 
Werner Sellers. One child from this union remains, Mrs. Eva Rutt. 
of Columbus Junction, Iowa. Another son, Isaac Lunbeck, remained 
an old bachelor, and died many years ago." 


When I visited Iowa in the winter of 1921, I heard nothing 
but good of EHzabeth Marshall Limbeck and her children. On the 
contrary, I heard plenty of an entirely different nature of "Ike" 
Lunbeck, as he was called. The reader will remember that not in a 
single instance in this whole History have I recorded anything of a 
questionable character concerning any of the Marshalls or their de- 
scendants. The reason for that record is that it is a positive fact 
that I had never come across any information, nor heard of anything 
that could for a moment command criticism. You will pardon me, 
therefore, for speaking frankly when I find something not com- 
mendable. It, however, was entirely with the first man, who is 
not a descendant in the family, but a member by marriage. Lunbeck 
Avas intemperate, and of a violent disposition. In his neighborhood 
he was known as "Hell-cat," and Mr. Weaver, being much more tem- 
perate in language than myself, glosses it over by saying he "was 
not a favorite of his brothers-in-law." There were good reasons for 
their not liking their brother-in-law. We have heard a good many 
tales of his cruel treatment of his wife, and I do not intend to gloss 
over stating these few facts. 

Of the children of Eliza Marshall Lunbeck, I have not been able 
to gather much information, but all that I have has shown them 
to be good, reputable, first-class citizens of the country. 

Julia Ann Lunbeck, who married William Robinson, is still living 
some place in Illinois. I could not find the location. The children 
of Elizabeth Marshall follow. 


AIV No. 49 

Joseph Lunbeck was the first son of Elizabeth and Isaac Lunbeck. 
He was born in Greene County, Ohio, and moved to Louisa County, 
Iowa, with his family. 

He married Mary Van Horn, a daughter of Jesse Van Horn, 
an old settler of Louisa County. Both are deceased, and they left 
no children. 


AIV No. 50 

Delila Lunbeck was the second child of Elizabeth and Isaac 
Lunbeck. She was born in Greene County, Ohio, and moved to Louisa 
County, Iowa, with her parents. 


She married P. C. Buffington. It is reported that they reared 
a large family, but I have been unable to locate any of them. 

AIV No. 51 

Hannah Lunbeck was the third child of lUizabeth and Isaac 

She married John A. Sellers, in Louisa County, Iowa. After 
her mother's death, Hannah Lunbeck was taken by her Uncle John 
Marshall, where she lived until she was married. She was one of the 
foster children of John Marshall that Henry ( ). Weaver speaks of in 
his sketch of John Marshall's life. 

They have one child, so far as I have been able to learn. 


AV No. 145 

Eva Sellers was the daughter of Hannah and John A. Sellers. 
She married William Rutt. 

They live at Columbus Junction. Iowa. 


AIV N. 52 

Isaac Lunbeck was the fourth child of Elizabeth and Isaac Lun- 
beck. He was born in ( )hio. and died a few years ago in Louisa 
County. He was a bachelor, and lived to be about 60 years old. 

Mrs. Allen writes that "little 'Ike' Lunbeck," as he was called, 
"lived with his sister Hannah. A nicer little fellow never lived than 
he was." 


AIV No. 53 

Andrew Lunbeck was the fifth child of Elizabeth and Isaac Lun- 
beck. Lie was born in (Jhio. and came with his parents to Louisa 
County, Iowa. 

He married Lucinda McEiley. We have no further information. 

AIV No. 54 

Ellen Lunbeck was the sixth child of Elizabeth and Isaac Lun- 
beck. She was born in Greene County, Ohio, and came with her par- 

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ents to Louisa County, Iowa. 

She married Will Hutton. We have no further information. 


AIV No. 55 

John Lunbeck was the seventh child of Elizabeth and Isaac Lun- 
beck. He was born in Greene County, Ohio, and moved to Iowa with 
his parents. 

We have no further information. 

AIV No. 56 

Julia Ann Lunbeck was the eighth and youngest child of Eliza- 
beth and Isaac Lunbeck. She was born in Greene County, Ohio, and 
moved to Iowa with her parents. 

She married William Robinson. She is living at present some 
place in Illinois. We are unable to locate her. 

She is the onlv child of Elizabeth Marshall now living. 




AIII No. 8 

(By Fannie Spaits Merwin) 


Tlie history of Freeman Marshall and his hranch of the family 
is written'^by his granddaughter, Mrs. Fannie Spaits Merwin, our editor, 
at my request. 

This, however, seems the projjer place for me to relate a pleasant 
surprise and interesting experience encountered while seeking infor- 
mation for this work. 

In conversation with my uncles anrl my father, and in the notes 
of my father's remembrance that he gave me, the only information 
of Freeman Marshall was that he had married in Ohio, moved to 
Illinois, and nothing further was known of him. None had any 
information of where he had located. When beginning this record, I 
had written: "He was born in Virginia, lived and was married in 
Ohio, and moved to Illinois. No further information." 

A few days after writing these words, I received a letter from 
John A. Phares, as given in Chapter I of this work, in which he 
sent the name of Mrs. Fannie Spaits Merwin, as being related to 
the Marshall family. My first thought was — "she is evidently not of 
the Phares branch. Then she is either of the long lost Freeman 
Marshall family, or from some of the Iowa relatives back in Illinois." 

I awaited anxiously the reply from her, which is published in 
Chapter I. Two days later I was on my way to see them, at Manito, 
Illinois. There I met Freeman Marshrdl's daughter, Rebecca Spaits, 
a splendid type of American mother, grandmother and great-grand- 
mother, past 86 years of age, but as bright as many women of 60. I 
met her daughters at Manito, and Peoria, her grandsons and great- 
grandchild. For that trip I was well repaid. 

Any and all of the branches of the family may and should be 
proud of their connection to the Freeman Marshall branch. 

Fannie Spaits Merwin in appearance is almost an exact likeness 
of my older sister Emma before her death. That I was immediately 
drawn to her was but natural. 


As will be seen from the following pages, she has spent her 
life as an educator. Her critical eye and long experience in educa- 
tional affairs will assure nothing unworthy appears in these pages. 

The Author. 

By Fannie Spaits Merwin 

Freeman Marshall, son of William and Elizabeth Cole Marshall, 
was born in Virginia, now West Virginia, May 6, 1807. 

When he was seven years of age the family moved to Greene 
County, Ohio. Freeman was educated in the excellent common schools 
of that state. 

He was married in Greene County to Eliza Elizabeth Rakestraw 
in 1827. 

To them were born a pair of twins who died in infancy, Julia Ann, 
Henry, Elizabeth and Rebecca. The family moved to Indiana in 
the spring of 1936. Here William and Ann Eliza were born. 

In the fall of 1844 they started to move to Iowa to join others 
of the family who had gone there before. En route they visited the 
brothers and sisters of the mother, Henry Rakestraw, and Mrs. Maria 
Rakestraw High, and Mrs. Cynthia Rakestraw Kent, all living in 
Mason County, Illinois. 

On this journey the family rode in an immense wagon built for 
the purpose, of the sort known in pioneer history as the prairie 
schooner. To this wagon six oxen were yoked. A spring wagon 
was drawn by two horses with a colt and two saddle horses following. 
They drove before them a herd of fifteen cattle, a flock of thirty sheep, 
and carried great coops of chickens. In the big wagon were stowed 
potatoes, turnips, cabbage, onions, flour, meal, cured meats, maple 
sugar, maple syrup, feather-beds, bedding, clothing, furniture, — in fact, 
it was a pioneer home moved on wheels. 

The journey occupied three weeks, the women sleeping in the 
wagon, the men under it, and the meals were cooked in camp. 

In crossing the Sangamon River the ferry-man refused to take the ; 
big wagon on board, thus decreeing that I and all of my portion of j 
the generation of the Marshalls should be born. For in swimming j 
the oxen across the river all of the contents of the wagon were i 
thoroughly wetted. In drying out their possessions the family had j 
to unload everything, and the Mason County relatives persuaded my I 
grandfather Freeman Marshall to settle here. 

Consequently, land was entered on Quiver creek, near the Mc- ' 
Harry Mill. To the land entered my grandfather added by purchase and ! 
this became the family home. i 

2IO 1 

During the first winter they lived in a rented log cabin owned by 
Samuel Walker, while the father and son. Henry, felled trees and built 
the new home. 

The log cabin in time gave i)]ace to a comfortable frame building. 

Here the family lived and labored after the fashion of pioneers 

The father and mother were faithful members of the New Light 
Church. While they lived in Indiana they had a church of their faitli 
about six miles from their home. After they moved to Illinois there 
was no congregation of New Lights near them so they attended serv- 
ices in the school-house at Quiver where a Campbellite service was held. 

They and their children endured the hardships that belong to 
pioneer life without ever realizing that they were hardships. They 
achieved unbelievable things with an ease that made labor light, and 
they enjoyed rude but real pleasures with a zest that we may well envy. 
The husking bees, barn raisings, log rollings, s])elling matches, and 
country dances may have gathered some glamour in the oft repeated 
relation, but even allowing for that there was genuine pleasure mixed 
with their incredible labors and their lives were neither sordid nor sad. 

My grandmother died in 1858. About three years later my grand- 
father married a widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Dorrell. About the year 1865 
they moved to Havana where their last days were spent. 

Freeman Marshall was a successful farmer, an abundant provider 
for his family, and a tireless worker. He had a quiet persistence that 
revealed itself in early youth. When a lad of fourteen he spent the 
winter feeding stock for a brother who was ill. He arose before day- 
light, ate a breakfast of cold bread and milk, walked three miles to 
feed the stock, and then walked back to school. Add to this the fact 
that he was dressed in tow breeches with low home-made buckskin 
shoes, and the rigor of a winter of that sort may be imagined. 

His work at school was equally creditable. His great-grand-son is 
the proud possessor of an "arithmetic" compiled Ijy this jiioneer lad 
in which all the fundamentals of arithmetic are included — rules, tables, 
and examples, all written in a hand that resembles copperplate. 

The thing that most distinguishes ni}' memory of my grandfather, 
however, is his blamelessness. I have never known a w^ord of criticism 
to be applied to him by child, step-child, relative, friend or acquaintance. 
I have never heard him spoken of in an}' but of the iiighest terms dur- 
ing his life-time or since. I never heard him utter a hasty or unwise 


One morning in early April, 1893, after rising and dressing as 
usual,^ he lay back upon his bed and died quietly and painlessly, of no 
recognizable ailment except a gradual failure of all functions of life. 
He lacked one week of being eighty-six years of age. 

Eliza Elizabeth Rakestraw 

Eliza Elizabeth Rakestraw was born in New Jersey, December 11, 
1804. When she was eighteen years of age, her mother died, leaving 
her in charge of a family of eight children, all younger than herself. 
Soon after the death of her mother she moved with the family to Cin- 
cinnati. A little later they moved to Greene County, Ohio, where she 
was married to Freeman Marshall. After that, her history is told in 
that of her husband. 

There are few lives even in pioneer days that exceed this one as 
a record of house-hold knowledge and labor for others. She raised 
a garden that fed her family all the twelve months of the year. She 
gathered and prepared the herbs that served them as medicine. She 
gathered from nature's sources what she needed to manufacture her 
own dyes. She spun, dyed, and wove the flax and wool that clothed 
her family, made the garments with her needle, and even sewed for 
others. She spun the wool and knit the stockings for her flock. She 
spun and wove all her bed and table linen, all her bedding of wool and 
flax. She gathered straw from the fields and plaited the hats of her 
men- folk and hats to sell to others — in fact, every need of her house- 
hold was supplied by the labor of her hands. 

One of her bed spreads is still in my possession. My grandfather 
sheared the sheep and carded the wool, my grandmother spun and dyed 
and wove it into a spread that is falling apart in places from its century 
of wear, but its colors are still a bright, clear, red, white, and blue, 
woven and blended as beautifully as the spotless life record of the brave 
woman who toiled so many years ago. 

One fall during her life in Indiana, she wove on an open porch. 
She became chilled by a drizzle of cold rain. The cold that she con- 
tracted never left her. For fifteen years she lived and continued her 
labors, but her increasing illness finally triumphed over her sturdy 
strength and iron will. 

During her last months, when illness had stayed her busy hands, 
with her head nodding in weakness on her poor thin neck, she pointed 
with toil-crooked fingers and spelled out slowly the eternal promises of 
the old Book that has lighted the way for so many a toil-worn pilgrim, j 
through the Valley of the Shadow, into the light. ) 


She died in the spring of 1857, aged 53 years. 

I never see hundreds of cars parked ahout our htlle town on gala 
days that I do not think of the ones who paid for those cars and 
all that they represent. The prosperous, pleasuring young men who 
own them did not pay for them. I know that they signed the check. 
But that check represents machine made wealth made under conditions 
that were brought about by other hands and other days. 

My grandfather and grandmother and their generation, my father 

and mother and their generation, paid for those cars. In their fire-lit, 

candle-lit log cabins they earned the tungstens and mazdas of our 

[j[ furnace heated homes. By their eighteen daily hours of unremitting 

battle for existence, they cleared the forests, turned the prairie sod, 

I built the schools and churches, laid the rails and strung the wires that 

I led to these days of luxury. They paid for these cars with all that they 

I typify. 

j The least that we can do is to acknowledge our debt and try to 

live worthy of the sturdy generations who paid the price. 


AIV No. 57 

Julia Ann Marshall was the first child of Freeman and Elizabeth 
Marshall to survive infanc)'. Their first children were a pair of twins 
who died as babies. 

Julia was born in Greene County, Ohio, January 31, 1829. The 
history of her early life has been told in that of her parents. 

She was married in 1847 to Fulcard Sebring, a native of New 
Jersey. Her husband was a skilled workman in masonry, but they 
purchased a farm near the Marshall homestead. Later they bought a 
farm in Iowa and lived there a short time. On returning to Illinois 
they settled in Manito where Mr. Sebring worked at his trade of 
masonry until his death in the early eighties. 

"Aunt Jule," as she was alTectionately called, was, like her father, 
of a singularly blameless character. She was all kindness to her friends, 
all indulgence and patience to her children, — absolutely without malice 
or guile. 

She was an excellent cook, and I always counted it a red letter 
day when I was permitted to go to her house. She put enough sugar 
in her apple pies to suit me, and she called me "Honey." 

She was a Marshall in appearance. My grandfather said she re- 
sembled her Aunt Lunbeck and judging by Aunt Lunbeck's picture, 
she certainly did. 


With all her gentleness, she could stand very firm on her convic- 
tions of right. My most vivid recollection of her, however, is of a 
patience that never tired, and a loving kindness that never failed. 

She died in Peoria, where she lived with her youngest daughter 
during her last years, in the 5'ear 1908. 


AV No. 147 

Mary E., eldest child of Julia and Fulcard Sebring, was born in 
Quiver Township, Mason County, about the year 1849. She was 
married at the age of sixteen to Louis E. Howell. 

My only recollection of her is when she lived, a widow, with her 
father and mother in Manito. Her natural brightness of mind was 
evident, although she had not the opportunity of development farther 
than the common school. 

She moved to Canton, Illinois, in my girlhood, and died there. 

AVI No. 188 

Familiarly known as "Bud," William, the son of Mary and Louis 
Howell, was the incarnation of everything lovable in boyhood. He 
was as handsome as a picture, jolly and kindly, and a natural musician. 
He could play the violin like a master. I do not know where or when 
he learned, or whether he ever learned, but I know that he read music 
as I read print, — and how he did play! 

He married a Miss Griggs and the sound of his fiddle was gone 
from my hearing. I know no more of him except that he moved to 
Wisconsin, and that they had six children, as will be seen on Chart A. 
The daughter Mary married Howard Shaffer, and died leaving three 

I have never seen Bud since he was about eighteen, and I have 
difficulty in picturing him as a grandfather. I remember only a lithe 
young rascal with a rosy, laughing face bending over a violin that 
sang and laughed and wailed at his bidding, — the very incarnation of 


AVI No. 189 

Delia, daughter of Mary and Louis Howell, is a delightful woman 
who lives in Canton. She is married to a Mr. Fowle. I have seen heri 
but once since we were children. No children. j 



AV No. 148 

William, oldest son and second child of Julia and Fulcard Sehring, 
was born about the year 1852 on the farm in Quiver Township. 

My memory of hiiu is of a witty, genial young man, adored by his 
family and extremely popular with the young people of his town. 

He led a happy, blameless life that had a tragic end. He was a 
skillful skater and in a skating frolic he skated down hill backward. 
He fell, crashing his head violently on the ice. An abscess on the 
brain resulted, from which he died after dreadful suffering, at the age 
of twenty-one. 

He was conscious to the last moment, and the courage and resigna- 
tion that showed in his cheerful good-byes to his family and friends 
have always been an insjiiring memory. 


AV No. 149 

Lucy F., second daughter and third child of Julia and Fulcard 
Sebring, was born June 18, 1856. She was married to John Carring- 
ton on February 22, 1874. 

Lucy looks like her father, but in disposition she is very much like 
Aunt Jule. She has always been the kindest mother imaginable. She 
is a handsome woman, — though not in the least conscious of the fact. 
She lives in Warsaw% Illinois. 

Her children are nearly all farmers or wives of farmers. John and 
Charles live in Mineral; Roscoe in Wisconsin; Josephine, wife of 
Thomas Powell, near \\'arsaw ; Clara, wife of William Ide, near Avon, 
Illinois. Their children are listed on the chart. 


AV No. 150 

Lincoln A., was the youngest son and fourth child of Julia and 
Fulcard Sebring. When a child, while cutting a strap from a strip 
of leather, the knife slipped and cut out his right eye. I have never 
seen him since I was a young girl. He died a bachelor. 


AV No. 151 

Dollie Bell was the youngest child of Julia and Fulcard Sebring. 
She was born in Manito about the year 1870. 


She, like her nephew "Bud," was an unusual musician. The music 
that the two of them made, he as a violinist^ she as his accompanist, 
is one of the bright memories of my childhood. 

She married Robert F. Seelye in 1890. Their son, Robert F. 
Jr., was born on his father's birthday in 1891. Two years later, also on 
the father's birthday, a daughter, Marie, was born. 

Robert Seelye was an industrious young man whose end was most 
untimely. He was employed in the store of John A. Marshall, leading 
hardware merchant of Manito. A thoughtless boy who has just pur- 
chased a scythe, tickled Robert on the back of the neck with the sharp 
point of the blade. The startled man threw up his hand and seized 
the scythe blade, cutting his fingers to the bone. Blood poison resulted, 
and in a few weeks he was dead, leaving his young wife with two help- 
less children, victims of the prank of a boy. 

Robert F. Seelye. the younger, is a soldier and his story will be 
found in another place in this history. 

Dollie is married the second time to a Mr. Bayless, and lives in 
Mineral. She says she is more interested in poultry- than music, which 
I think is a pity. Many women can raise chickens. Even I could do 
that. Few are born in a generation with so rich a gift as Dollie's music. 

AV NO. 197 

Robert Floyd Seelye, son of Robert and Dolly Sebring Seelye, 
was born in Manito, Illinois, in 1891. After the death of his father, he 
went with his mother to Peoria, Illinois, where he grew to manhood. 

He enlisted in Peoria, Illinois, in 1918, and was sent to Laredo, 
Texas, and joined Troop K, 14th U. S. Cavalry, at Fort Mcintosh, 
Texas. He was transferred to Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, in 

While a private doing guard duty along the coast, he was made 
corporal, and is still doing duty as such. 

His certificate reads, Corporal Troop "K" 14th Cavalry, of the 
Regular Army of the United States. 


AIV No. 58 

Henry, elder son of Freeman and Elizabeth Marshall, was born in 
Greene County, Ohio, April 10, 1830. He was educated in the common 
schools of Indiana and Illinois, and his early history is that of all boys 


whose parents move from new settlement to new settlement, preparing 
the way for a great civilization. 

He was married to Mary Severns in the year 1858. Eight years 
later the young mother died, leaving three little daughters, the eldest 
of whom was six years. 

Ahout the year 186<) he was married to a Mrs. Edith Page Graham, 
a widow with two sons. He died in the fall of 1873. leaving his wife 
and two more little daughters. 

Henry Marshall was characterized rdl his life hy an unflagging 
industry. He wrested prosperity from a wooded soil under the most 
adverse circumstances. He was always a farmer, living one year on 
his father's farm and after that purchasing a farm of his own north 
of Quiver Creek, near a lake of the Illinois River. 

He was a Marshall to the back-hone, determined, honest, with the 
ability to bring things to pass that would have made him prosper in 
an}' walk of life. 

He died of pneumonia at the early age of forty-three. His habit 
of working whether he was i)hysically fit or not and the lack of ade- 
quate medical attention in early days were contributing causes to his 
untimely death, — the history of scores and hundreds in those stern 


AV No. 152 

Mary Elizabeth, eldest child of llenr}' and Mary Marshall, was 
born in Oui\er Township, Mason County, in 1860. She married 
her cousin second remove, Millard b^illmore Rakestraw, i\Tay 2[), 
1878. To him she bore fourteen children, eight of wdiom are living. 

In spite of this long season of child bearing and the hard W(3rk 
that accompanies it on a farm, Mary retained to the day of her 
death all the slenderness and grace of body that were hers as a 
young girl. Or perhaps it was because of this rather heroic regime 
that she retained at nearly sixty years of age the lines of a girl at 
twenty. The authorities, I believe, are not agreed upon the point 
as to whether child l^earing improves feminine beauty or not. At 
any rate, Mary never shirked her duty either as mother or house- 
wife. Her house was immaculate, her meals abundant and beauti- 
fully cooked, her children and herself suitaldy clad, and a welcome 
hand out to all who might visit her home, besides all this, she was 
the first to serve at the bed of sickness in a neighbor's household, 
always willing and ready to "lend a hand." 


Her husband died in 1906. Her boys are nearly all farmers, — 
big, handsome fellows who are making their way in the world. 
George, Harry and Millard live near Mineral, IllinSis. Everett lives 
in Manito, Bert in Canton. The girls are handsome, amiable women ; 
Ethel, wife of Arthur Schoneman, lives in Canton ; Garnet, wife of 
Richard Eberly, lives in Peoria ; and the baby of the family, Laura, 
a beautiful girl of seventeen lives with Garnet. 

Lulu, the oldest girl, who died at the age of nineteen in 1900 
was one of the most beautiful girls in Mason County. 

Mary died April 18, 1919. She was found dead at the foot of 
a steep flight of stairs in her home. The verdict of the coroner's 
jury was apoplexy. 


AV No. 156 

AVhen my grandfather Freeman selected Elizabeth Eliza Rake- 
straw as a proper grandmother for me, in 1827, he set a precedent 
that is still being followed. The Marshalls and Rakestraws in more 
than one branch of the family have intermarried, until it is the com- 
mon thing to hear my mother say in describing relationships, "Let 
me see! He is my second cousin on the IMarshall side and my third 
cousin on the Rakestraw side." or some other complicated pro- 

Kate Marshall, youngest child of Henry Marshall, and the 
only living member of the family from either marriage, was the 
daughter of Edith Page Graham. She was born in April, 1872. She 
was always a nimble, sprightly little thing and takes great pride in 
the fact that she taught me to walk, although I am three months 
her senior. 

True to tradition, she married a distant cousin, Thomas Rake- 
straw. They live in Canton and have five children. Harley, the 
oldest son, made doubly sure that the Rakestraw family should not 
languish and married a cousin by the same name. Kate's daughter 
Pearl is the only one of her children that I have ever seen. She is 
an amiable young mother of four children. 

Kate is a jolly, energetic woman who takes life joyfully and 
meets its trials bravely. 

Her older sister, Louie, lived to marry and had two little girls, 
but her health was alwa}-s miserable, and she died in 1901. 


AIV No. 59 

EHzal)eth. tliird child of Freeman and Elizal)ctli Marshall, was 
born in Greene County, Ohio, May 12, 1832. 

She was married to Smith Mosher October 28, 1858. l^ncle 
Smith was a drug-gist and a man of unusual intellect. My most 
vivid memory of him is that he was one of about three men whom 
I have known who could read. Not recite, or speak, or orate, but 
just read out loud from a book. Of \\'omen I ha\e known but one 
— a teacher I had as a child. 

The young couple, — to return to them, — mo\ed to Spring' Lake, 
then a small village. Later, and before my earliest recollection, 
they moved to Manito where they lived until after Uncle Smith's 
death. Aunt Lib then moved to Galesburg to be with her daughters 
who had settled there, where she died in 1904. 

x\unt Lib looked like her luother. She was in disposition much 
like Aunt Jule, kindly, patient, a faithful, devoted, indulgent mother. 

She was the best neighbor ever put in a house, I think. She 
would have shared her last crust, and she gave just as freely of her- 

After her death, several women of Manito with whom 1 had 
never associated this aunt wdiom I had loved in childhood, came 
to me and asked me to Avrite a fitting tribute to her memory. One 
said, "She took me in when I was a friendless waif, and cared for 
me." Another, "She did not help me with money or care. I did 
not need that. Lut I w^as a young inexperienced girl when I married 
and had the good fortune to li\-e neighbor to her. She taught me 
to cook and keep house." And so it w^ent. 1 knew^ that Aunt Lib 
would have been the last to think of these old kindly deeds. 1 can 
hear how she would have said, "Law me. Honey, that was nothing." 

"Lord, when saw w^e thee an hungered, and fed thee? or athirst 
and gave thee drink? And when saw we thee a stranger and took 
thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? And when saw we thee sick, 
or in prison, and came unto thee?" 

Oh, the blessed "In-as-much" and the good deeds of these un- 
conscious, home-spun saints! LIow much they have done to redeem 
the world from woe ! 

AV No. 157 

Horace, eldest child of Elizabeth and Smith Mosher, was l)orn 
in Spring Lake Township, Tazewell Countv, Illinois, November 11. 


He was educated in the common schools of Manito. WHien 
fourteen years of age he went into the railroad office of the old 
Peoria, Pekin and Jacksonville, and at sixteen took a supplementary 
summer course in school under Frank Colburn, who afterward be- 
came my brother-in-law. He learned telegraphy in the R. R. office 
at Manito and for two years was agent here. From 1882 till 1894 
he worked over most of the United States and the Territories of 
the northwest as telegrapher. 

In 1894 he was stationed at Wilbur, Colorado, with the Flor- 
ence and Cripple Creek, — "The Golden Circle Railroad" that is said 
to have cost a million dollars a mile. He was there until 1900. 

From 1902 to 1916 he worked with brokerage firms in Florence, 
Colorado, as operator and manager. From 1916 to 1920 he was 
Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce in Florence. During his 
period of service in this capacity, the organization secured a new 
$20,000 station on the Denver and Rio Grande, a thing that had 
been attempted in vain for fifteen years. 

With the assistance of the City Council, the Chamber of Com- 
merce also secured during this period. The Florence Municipal 
Camping Ground in the San Isabel Forest Reserve, in 1918; better 
street lighting: Carnegie Public Library costing $10,000; and gen- 
eral improvement along all lines. 

Last April they started an Industrial Store proposition with a 
$50,000 corporation. Of this enterprise Horace is also Secretary- 
Treasurer, and Manager. 

It reminds me of the old days in ^\'ilbur. "Hod" was the 
station agent and operator, owner and manager of the chief store, 
postmaster, mayor, and father of a couple of lusty youngsters who 
kept him running for drinks most of the night. The enterprises 
have grown a bit with the larger town, and the boys probably fetch 
their own drinks, but the days must be about as full. 

Horace is a Mosher in appearance, quiet like his father, with 
his mother's kindly disposition. 

The last time I saw him he ran down from Peoria between 
two trains about two years ago, on a flying trip to Illinois. He 
said he was sixty years old ; he looked about thirty, and walked 
like a slim youngster of twenty. 

Whatever labor there may in the building up of western towns, 
it does not seem to age this builder. 

Hod is a member of the Presbyterian church ; lie is a member 
of the Knights of Pythias, and is at present Chancellor Commander 
of the lodge. He joined the Order of Railroad Telegraphers in 


1896, and is still a member; Secretary-Treasurer of the Fremont 
County Irriq^ation Ditch Company under which hundreds of acres 
of land are irrigated ; President of the Fraternal Aid Union^ an in- 
surance organization instituted in 1901. 

He was Treasurer, during the war, of all the Liberty Loan drives, 
of the Red Cross, of the Jewish Relief, and of all the drives and or- 
ganizations of that restful period. 

If there are any new enterprises launched for the good of his 
beloved town of Florence between now and the publishing of this 
book, he will be Secretary-Treasurer-Manager of those, too. 

Jle was married to Anna E. Anderson, of New Boston, Mis- 
souri, February 21, 1894. They have had five sons, of whom three 
are living — Irving, Albert Neal, and John. 

(3f the other children of Aunt Lib I know little. Twcj daugh- 
ters, Keziah and Anna, both lived and died in Galesburg. Ruth 
Mosher Scanlon, the only living daughter, lives in Alincral, 111. 
Charles, the younger son, died last b^ebruary. 

AVI No. 224 

Albert Neal, second son of Horace and Anna Mosher, was born 
in Wilbur, Colorado, March 26. 1899. Me enlisted as private in the 
headquarters of Company 7th infantry, February 2, \')\8, at Pueblo, 
Colorado. He embarked for France in March, 1918. He was in the 
battles of Marne, June and July, 1918. He was gassed, and after 
recovery transferred to police duty at St. Nazaire. He arrived 
at Camp Hill, Virginia, March 12. 1919, with Casual Co. No. 163 
from St. Nazaire, France. He was honorably discharged ?^Iarch 28. 
1919, at Fort D. A. Russell. Wyoming. 

He re-enlisted November 26. 1919. at Fort [McDowell, Calif. 
He was assigned to M. T. C. No. 24 Presido of San Francisco, No- 
vember 26, 1919. Transferred to Dept. M. T. C. Mtzsimmons Gen- 
eral Hospital No. 21, Denver. Colorado, until discharged. Honor- 
able discharge was received No\-ember 25, 1920. 

AIV No. 60 

Rebecca, fourth child of Freeman and Elizal)eth Marshall, was 
born in Greene County, Ohio, August 30, 1834. 

She was one and a half years of age when the family moved to 
Indiana, and ten years of age when they came to Illinois. 


She attended the typical pioneer school in Indiana. It was a 
log house, with one long, high window, underneath which ran the 
long desk for writing. This desk was made of a puncheon log sup- 
ported by pegs driven into holes bored in the ends. In front of 
this desk ran a puncheon bench supported in like manner. On this 
bench without a back, the children sat facing the center of the room. 
A\^hen it came time to write, each swung his legs over the bench 
and faced the wall and the long desk. But they learned to write. 
Quill pens made of goose feathers by father or master, home-made 
ink made from the bark of the black walnut, and a limited amount 
of fool's cap paper, were their tools and materials. But they 
learned to write. 

They had the old blue-backed Webster's speller from which 
they learned their "a-b abs" on through to i-n, in, c-o-m com, in 
com, p-r-e pre, in com pre, h-e-n, in com pre hen, s-i si, in com pre 
hen si, b-i-1 bil, in com pre hen si bil, i, in com pre hen si bil i, t-y 
ty, INCOMPREHENSIBILITY!!! But they learned to spell. 
They were taught to read by the alphabet method which the Ladies' 
Home Journal would tell you is an impossibility, and they read 
from any old reader that happened to be in the house and from the 
Bible, which is not lawful in these so Christian times. But they 
learned to read. 

There were no blackboards, but they had slates and pencils 
and old fashioned arithmetics in which there was a rule for every- 
thing, and every rule must be learned and said off by heart. Any 
teacher's journal would tell you that this must never be done. But 
they learned to cipher. 

The end of the room was all fire-place, and the base of the 
chimney was nearly as wide as the house. A horse was hitched to 
a log on Friday evening and the log was dragged, — by the horse ! — 
into the room to be put in the fire-place for a back-log for the next 

And on these benches, and warming her little toes by this fire, 
among many others of her kind, and leading them always both in 
class and mischief, was Becky, with round, rosy cheeks and bright 
black eyes, and a great rope of black hair switching down her little 
linsey-woolsey dress. This dress reached to the tops of her low 
buck-skin shoes that Grandfather made. And her pantalettes hung 
down lower than that — pantalettes fastened just above the knee. A 
linsey-woolsey skirt and a linsey-woolsey dress, with a little three- 
cornered shawl of home-spun wool and a little hood, ditto, com- 
pleted Becky's attire. \\'e must not forget, however, the warm, 


home-spun, home-knit wool stockings. This seems a meager pro- 
tection against the rigors of the same kind of winters that we know, 
but the fact remains that Becky and her generation thrived and were 
exceecHngly happy. 

Christmas brought an apple from the "master" at school, and 
a man made of dough-nut dough, with eyes and nose and mouth 
of currants at home. There were skating parties and sleigh rides 
and neighborhood frolics galore. 

As a teacher, and an instructor of teachers at times, I should be 
sorrv to even seem reactionary. I by no means should welcome a 
return or an approach to a return, to the conditions and methods of 
pioneer days. \\ hat I should welcome is a return to the moral and 
physical fiber that could get results from such conditions. Much 
of the success that they enjoyed is due to the fact that so few and 
so simple things were required, of course, but when due allowance is 
made for the simplicity of their task and the complexity of ours, the 
fact remains that I for one, feel that our accomplishment is scarcely 
worthy of our opportunity. 

To return to our subject, Rebecca was married to Harrison Venard 
in 1860. Mr. Venard was a handsome young lawyer whom ill health 
had forced to abandon his profession. He was a young man of ex- 
ceptional intellect and high courage. Two children were born to them. 
They lived in Topeka, and later in Havana, where Mr. Venard died in 

In 1870 Rebecca married J. (}. Spaits, a farmer of Manito Town- 
ship. They lived on the farm until 1900 when the\' came to Manito 
where the husband and father died in 1920. 

Three children were the result of this marriage, a boy who died 
in childhood and two daughters who live with their mother. 

In writing of the two older daughters of my grandfather's family, 
no chronicler could fail to mention them as indulgent mothers. I do 
not know that this applies to my mother. She is said to be "all Mar- 
shall." If that is true, the Marshalls were an energetic race. Energy, 
pride of family, and self respect have been out-standing traits of this 
vivid woman ever since my first knowledge of her, and are as strong 
today at eighty-seven. She is as anxious today, to "keej) her head abo\e 
water" as she phrases it, as she was as a girl. 

We passed through the not uncommon struggle of early day 
farmers, when money was scarce or not to be had, when flood or 
drouth or fly took all the crop, when interest ate like a cancer into 
the tiny income. — and }-et there was never a time when we could not 
go out looking respectable and even up to the minute, — as good or 


better than the best-to-do of our neighborhood. Likewise, there was 
never a time when the chance stranger or invited guest did not eat and 
praise with gusto at our table. It was not until I came to years of 
discretion that I began to realize the executive ability and the never 
ending labor and management that it took to "keep your head above 
water" when there was a baker's dozen of young ones to feed and 
clothe on less than nothing a year. For my father was a wadower 
with six children and my mother brought tw^o to the family and they 
speedily added three more. The baby of my father's first family went 
to live with an aunt, and the girls soon began to marry, but there was 
still a houseful of us in three rooms. 

There was one other trait of my mother's that hinders me from 
characterizing her as indulgent. She always wanted to know where 
we were. I remember her routing my father out of bed, and I remem- 
ber seeing him as I came hurrying in, stumbling out, drunk with sleep, 
grumbling a bit, but going just the same, to hunt me up because I had 
stayed at a neighbor's two blocks away until TEN o'clock at night. 
And I was a woman of thirty at the time! If all the mothers of this 
America of ours were to make up their minds today to "hunt up" their 
girls of thirteen to thirty tonight and every night from this time on for- 
ever, W'Ouldn't it solve a good many problems of state and church and 
school ? 

If it were to cloud up and rain mothers like that, who will work 
and scheme to "keep the family's head above the water," but who see to 
it that the said family are not going to get away from the right way 
if eternal vigilance will keep them there, — well, I believe next to a 
disarmament conference that will disarm, that w^ould be the biggest 
thing that could happen to this so-called human race in all this world. 

Becky at eighty-seven is spry and energetic as ever, does all the 
family mending, does a good share of the housework, goes a-pleasur- 
ing on occasion, and although a little deaf, she is as keen of mind as she 
was as fifty. 

She has never been a lodge woman, and looks a little askance at 
even the Royal Neighbors, but she has always been active in the Church. 
She was a member of the Campbellite Church in her youth, and since 
I have known her. has been a member of the Methodist congregation. 
At Ladies Aid she can still construct the finest buttonhole made there, 
quilt the straightest line, and sew the finest seam. 


Harrison, son of James and Jerusha Venard, was born in Miami 
County, Ohio, August 15, 1836. He was educated in the excellent 



common schools of that county. His father (Hed when he was a child. 
There was little money, so that even candles were too dear a luxury. 
But the boy lay prone on the hearth rug- through the long evenings, 
and piled brush on the fire that he might study ])y tlic fire light. 

At the age of fifteen he started to college, where, I do not know, 
but he made the journey by coach. The inside passengers were smoking 
and the air grew so otTensive to the sensitive boy that he took his seat 
with the driver outside. He rode in a light, steady rain all that early 
fall day. Although he did not know it, he was sickening with the 
measles. The cold that he contracted and the measles together left 
him with diseased bronchial tubes which w'ere to blight his life and 
bring him to an early grave. 

In spite of his ill health, he graduated in his law course and was 
admitted to the Bar. He practiced for a time and won immediate suc- 
cess. He was a young man of unusual personal beauty, a brilliant 
speaker, and had a grace of bearing and speech that would have car- 
ried him far. But his health failed, and he had to give up his profes- 

He came to Illinois in 1857. He chanced to go into the little 
country post office at Howellton in Mason County, to inquire for his 
mail. The postmaster, — who was also blacksmith and farmer, — was 
absent. His daughter, however, was stripping sorghum in a field 
near by. Her sun-bonnet had fallen back on her shoulders, her skirts 
were pinned high in an attempt to avoid the sand-burrs. Vain attempt. 
Stockings, dress, and all were a mass of burrs, and bore traces of 
Sorghum juice and dust besides. But her eyes were very black, and 
they snapped. Her cheeks were like two red roses, and she walked into 
that little post office as if she owned the earth. 

The young man was grave, and very polite ; he wore a gray coat 
of fine broadcloth, with flowing sleeves lined with I)lue silk; he had 
dark brown almond-shaped eyes, that drooped at the outer corners ; 
his hair was like dark brown silk, and his cheeks w^ere pink througli 
their dark transparency, — alas, even then, too pink ! He was graceful 
and low of voice and had an air of breeding, for he was fresh from the 

I do not know whether the young lady stripped sorghum with un- 
divided attention for the rest of the afternoon or not. She was not 
easily won, I imagine. But the young man went back to the house of 
his friend, and calmlv announced, 'T met mv wife down at the post 

And so they were married on September 26, 1860, Harrison 
Venard, and Rebecca Marshall. The husband taught school and kept 
store, and prospered at whatever he did. He was that kind. His 
health failed and failed, however, and he died of tuberculosis on Sep- 
tember 9, 1866, in Havana, Illinois, at the early age of thirty years. 

AV No. 164 

The son by the first marriage was George Brinton McClellan 
Venard, born April 4, 1864. He has always been an odd genius, who 
picked up learning as a pigeon picks up peas. All that was necessary 
was to expose him. He attended a German Sabbath School in his youth, 
as did all of us. But while we picked up "Ah, bay, tsay," and possibly 
"Ja" and "Nein," and a few more isolated words, he was reading, writ- 
ing, and speaking German like a native. 

He has been a rover since early boyhood, and the proverbial rolling 
stone that gathers no moss has another justification in him. But 
he seems quite content and finds a couple of suitcases an embarrass- 
ment of riches and a hindrance to free movement, at times. 

As he would say, "What does a fellow want to be covered with 
moss for, any way ?" 

He is a bachelor, probably looking upon a wife and a prospective 
family as difi^erent varieties of moss that would hinder free rolling. 

He is of a happy, care-free disposition, a friend of all the world 
and quite delighted to share the last rag or crust with any one who 
may apply. 


AV No. 163 

Eutra, daughter of Harrison and Rebecca Venard, was born in 
Topeka, Illinois, October 10, 1861. She attended the schools of 
Havana where the family afterwards lived, and the country schools 
of Manito Township, where she lived after her mother's second mar- 
riage. She later attended high school in Delavan. Illinois. 

She was a beautiful child, and one day, when she went with her 
step-father to a cider mill in the Whiteford neighborhood, she attrac- 
ted the attention of a stranger visiting at the Whiteford homestead. 
He was a brother-in-law of the Whiteford proprietor, — childless, and 
very wealthy. He wanted the little girl, — wanted her on any terms. 
Her mother would not give her to him, but because the little girl was 
of delicate health and the farm life was hard, she lent her to him. 


From this time till the time of her marriage, she lived most of 
the years with Franklin Sylvester and his wife at their eountry home 
near Medina, Ohio. She was sent to school, — a woman's college, I 
judge it was, and given musical instruction and all sorts of advantages 
and pleasures. She was dressed in a style that set ofT her gifts from 
nature, and when she returned at various times we were all (|uite 
thrilled at her appearance. We were not alone in this, for when she 
visited the County Seat she was declared to he the most beautiful girl 
that had ever walked the streets of Havana. She will probably tear 
this page out of her cop}' of this history, but, really, she was a might}', 
mighty, pretty girl. 

She looked like the \"enard's, however, almost entirely. She had 
almond-shaped, soft brown eyes that drooped at the outer corners, a 
great pile of soft l)rown hair, a dark, ros}- o\al face whose features 
looked as if TMiidias might have carved them in one of his hapjMest 
moments. Her figure was just right, tiny hands, and feet, and above 
all, a look of vitality and — life, as if a candle were lit behind her face. 

I find myself writing "had." She is still a handsome woman and 
a very lovely grandmother, but I am thinking of her as she started to 
Havana that day wdien I was a long-legged lass of ten with bare feet 
and a freckled face and a conviction in my ver}- soul that I was an ordi- 
nary looking young one and that I should ne\er be better in that respect. 
So I took a sort of vicarious delight in this vision in black satin topped 
with a big white hat with a plume that hung down to the middle 
of her back. So may Marie Antoinette have looked to a goose girl 
on one of the hills of France, if by chance she passed that way. 
Should not the goose girl remember? 

"Tute," as we called her, must have met man}- men in Ohio. There 
were certainly men there, with eyes in their heads, too. But there 
was no sight in those beautiful brown eyes that could see a Buck Eye. 
For there was a blond }'Oung farmer at home in Illinois, with whom 
she had gone to country school, and he filled all her vision. 11 e fills it 
yet. He has never stoj)ped filling it. 

They were married in the little countrv church out home in the 
fall of 1882, William E. Heyl, and Eutra Venard. They passed through 
the usual struggle of young farmers, and Tute cut up some of her 
beautiful gowns to make dresses for a most adorable little lad}- who 
tried to please both parents by having blond hair and black eyes. This 
little lady had an older and a younger brother, too. who claimed their 
share of the mother's attention. Tute might look like the \'enards, but 
she out-Marshalled every Marshall of them all in energy and luanage- 

ment. She has husiness abihty enough to manage any big concern 
and make it pay. And she had the industry and tenacity to work 
eighteen hours a day, day in and day out, for years and years. She had 
the grit to do this in the midst of ill health that would have killed a 
weakling in youth. She has had a major operation of great serious- 
ness, most of the diseases on the chart, if that is where they are listed, 
and yet when all of her was gone but just the will that said, "hold on," 
she came through smiling. 

It all went to the care of her husband, home, and three little 
country children. Somehow, to those of us that know the children, it 
looks like a worth while job. 

With all her home work, she has done a lot of comnumity service 
besides. She was the heart and soul of the Red Cross rooms, and 
her loss is bemoaned in every neighborhood in which she has ever lived, 
and from which she has moved. 

They moved to a stock-farm near Danville in 1898. Later, to 
Washington, Illinois, and sixteen years ago to Manito, where her hus- 
band was manager of the Granger's Elevator. After bringing that 
organization from a state of $20,000 indebtedness to where they are 
paying dividends, my brother-in-law moved last fall to Peoria where 
all three of their children live. They have a bungalow, and one would 
think that my sister might be taking life easy, but I have no doubt that 
she is working eight hours in the morning and eight in the afternoon, 
looking after her Heyl Dozen — there are four grand-children, — and 
whatever else of Peoria needs her attention. 

They have always been active church people,— in the Evangelical, 
Methodist, and Congregational Churches, respectively, as these sister 
branches were one or the other, near the place where they lived. 


AVI No. 233 

Clarence, oldest child of William and Etura Heyl, was born on a 
farm in Alanito Township, Mason County. Illinois, May 14. 1884. 

He was educated in the country school of that neighborhood, iri 
the grade schools of Danville. Illinois, and in the high school of W^ash- 
ington, Illinois. He graduated from Brown's Business College of 
Peoria, and from Illinois Wesleyan University, in Bloomington, in 
1908. He graduated from the law school of that institution with the 
degree of Bachelor of Laws. On account of studying during vacation 
periods, he passed the bar examination at Mt. A-'ernon, Illinois, in 
December \')07, about six months ahead of his class. He started the 


practice of law in Peoria, but returned to Blooniinn-ton and took his 
examination for degree in June 1908. 

In Oratorical Contest of 1907, he won second place, missing first by 
three-quarters of a point, in a contest of eleven entrants. The nearest 
competitor was seven points below his grade. 

He taught in the Business Practice Department (jf Brown's in 
1902, and taught the law class of Lincoln-Jefferson Law School at 
Peoria for two years. 

When he was admitted to the Bar in 1907 he went into the law 
office of Sheen and Miller, of Peoria, until 1909. For a year he was 
with Stevens, Miller and I^diot, but went in for himself in 1910. 

He was joined in 1915 by his younger brother, Harry, and since 
that time the boys have worked together, building up a practice that 
occupies all their time and far more strength than they should give. 

Besides his heavy law practice, Clarence has a finger in more pies 
than I can set on the shelves of my memory. He is President and 
Director of the Peoria Cafeteria Company; Secretary and Director of 
the Venard Film Corporation of Peoria; Vice-President and Director 
of General Finance Corporation of Joliet, Illinois ; Director and Gen- 
eral Counsel of Chas. C. Adams Co., (corporation). 

He was married in Paragould, Arkansas, to Mayme Randolph, 
December 25, 1909. They have two children, Helen Grace, and William 
Randolph. The family are meml)ers of the First Congregational Church 
of Peoria, of which Clarence is a Trustee. Mayme is an excellent house- 
keeper and an accomplished musician. They have a beautiful home, 
where it is a delight to visit. 

Clarence's social life is as full as his business life and once more 
his orders and degrees of excellence tax my memory. His Greek Letter 
College Fraternity is the Phi Gamma Delta, his professional ditto is 
the Phi Delta Phi. He is a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish 
Rite of Free Masonry, thirty-second degree; of the Mystic Shrine; the 
Knights of Pythias ; of the Modern Woodmen ; of Creve Couer Club of 
Peoria; University Club of Peoria; Peoria Automobile Club; Graduate 
Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta of Peoria ; Illinois Bar Association ; 
Peoria Bar Association; American Bar Association. 

He was elected President of the Peoria Bar Association in 1921, 
on January 3 ; he was Section Chief for the states of Illinois, Minne- 
sota, Wisconsin, and Michigan of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity for 
the years 1913-14-15; he was elected to this office by the Ekklesia 
of the Fraternity in National Convention at Atlantic City in 1913. 

If there are any more orders or clubs in Peoria he is probably a 
member of those too. 


Physically, Clarence is a big broad fellow, a combination of Venard 
and Heyl. He is devoted to his profession and if he has a hobby, 
I think it is The Law. When he was a child I used to stop the horse 
when he was riding with me. to let him shoot the Indians who were in 
hot pursuit, and many a hair-breadth escape ha\e we had from wild 
men and wilder beasts. The imagination that peopled his child world 
and made it hard for other children to play with him, — for they could 
not see what he saw, — has stood him in good stead in his profession. 
When all is said and done^ imagination is the biggest, finest thing about 
us. It not only distinguishes us from all other animals but it pays the 
butcher, the baker, the candle-stick maker. It brings returns in joy 
and in dollars and cents. It has given this young farm lad who had to 
pull himself up by his own boot straps, the ability to know what the 
other fellow is thinking, which is the open door to success for a lawyer. 

I did not want this chap to study law. I wanted him to teach 
school ! Of course, I have always known that the most honorable and 
the most joyful and the most useful profession in the world after that 
of motherhood, is school teaching. As he was not physically qualified 
to be a mother, I wanted this choice product of ours to be the next best 
thing. But he insisted on a try at the Law, and, judging from the size 
of our respective s])heres of influence, to say nothing of our purses, it 
would seem that he chose well. 

AVI No. 234 

Elsie, only daughter of William and Etura Heyl, was born on the 
farm near Manito, Illinois, June 2, 1888. In childhood she was pet- 
named "'The Princess" and she still retains the title and looks the part. 

She went to the country school, to school in Danville, and gradu- 
ated from the Washington High School, Washington, Illinois, at the age 
of sixteen. She took first honors in her class ; distinguished herself 
at Normal, Illinois, where she attended a year later, and was a very 
successful teacher in both rural and town schools where she taught for 
a few years. 

She would doubtless have had a happy scholastic career, if she had 
been permitted to go on with it. But her eyes were too black and her 
hair was too blonde, and she was altogether to palatable a confection to 
be allowed to escape Dan Cupid. 

She married Rev. Arthur McLaughlin, a young minister of the 
Congregational Church in 1910. They have two children, Venard 
Sayler, and Shirley Frances. They live a happy life where the body is 

well cared for, but the mind and s])irit take first jilace, and receive 
first consideration. 

Her lms])and is associate pastor of tlie First Congregational 
Church of Peoria, and in tlie discharge of his luultiplied duties, he is 
aided and abetted by his ]ovel\' wife. 

AVI No. 23.^ 

Harr\', third and last child of William and Etura Heyl, was l)orn 
at the home farm in Manito Township, Mason County, December 6, 

He was educated in the schools of \Vashington. 111., and of Manito, 
where lie graduated from high school in 1*'0*). He attended the Bradley 
Polytechnic Institute in Peoria, graduating in PHI; graduated from 
The Illinois W'esleyan University, in Bloomington, in 1914, with the 
L. S. B. degree. He could not take the Bar Examination in Decem!)er, 
1914 as he was not yet twenty-one years of age. Plence he was adiuit- 
ted to the Bar in February, 1915. 

During his school and college years, he was prominent in athletics. 
He made the highest record on 100-yard dash at Bradley, and still 
holds the record. He belonged to the track team, had his proud bosom 
covered with medals and his mother fretted half sick between j)ride in 
his fleet legs and worry for fear of an o\'er-taxed heart. 

He entered the First Reserve Officers' Training Camp, Illinois 
Company Number 10, Fort Sheridan. Ilk, May 14, PUJ. He was sent 
to hospital on account of injury June 20, PHZ. Sul)mitte(l to a surgical 
operation there, and was discharged in July. He was drafted June PUS. 
and sent to Camp Wheeler, Georgia, 118th F. A., 31st Division. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Jackson, South Carolina, .\ugust, PU8. Transferred to 
Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisxille, Ky., h'icld .\rtiller}', C'aiup ( )fficcrs' 
Training School, Sept. P'18. Commissioned .Second Lieutenant l^^icld 
Artillery, and recei\ed honorable discharge December 22, 1918 at Camp 
Zachary Taylor. 

He is a member of the Phi (iamma Delta and Phi Delta Phi frater- 
nities ; of B. P. O. Elks, Peoria Post No. 2; Modern Woodmen; 
American Legion ; Fort .Sheridan Association, Chicago, Peoria Con- 
sistory, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, 32nd degree. 
Ancient Accepted Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, and the Univer- 
sity Club of Peoria. 


He was elected City Attorney of Peoria, Illinois, in April 1919, by 
a majority of 3751, at the head of his ticket. He was appointed City 
Attorney of Peoria, May 2, 1921. 

He was elected Exalted Ruler of the B. P. O. Elks in January, 
1920, and re-elected in March 1921. He was sent as a delegate to the 
national Convention of Elks held in Los Angeles, California, in 1921. 
He and his wife spent a month there. 

He was married to Cephas Ryan in Chicago, in February, 1920. 
She is a lovely girl and their home is an ideal one. 

Harry is rapidly forging ahead in his chosen profession. He adds 
to a brilliant mind a tenacity of purpose that characterizes the entire 
family. It demonstrated itself in the days when he was getting his 
education. He was delivery clerk for a grocery store, he served as a 
barber's apprentice, he turned an honest penny whenever and wherever 
an honest penny was caught unaware. 

He won his way to excellence in his scholastic career in the same 
way, — persistent effort added to natural ability. He is winning busi- 
ness success in the same fashion. His career is really only begun, and 
we may look forward to big things for him. 

Jacob G. Spaits 

Jacob Grepps, son of Jacob and Maria Spaits, was born in Neider- 
hause on the Rhine, in West Bavaria, Germany, December 26, 1833, in 
a house occupied by his forbears for more than three hundred years. 
He came of sturdy stock. For seven generations in his father's family 
the eldest child had been a son, had been named Jacob, and had lived 
for more than eighty years. 

At the age of eight years he came with his mother and four 
younger brothers to America to join the father who had come earlier 
to find a home for them in the new land. The voyage occupied one 
hundred ten days on the sea. 

They settled in Schuykill County, Pennsylvania, in the mining 
district. Here the little boy who should have been in school, worked 
in the mines, as breaker boy, as mule driver below the earth, and in 
most of the forms of child slavery of those good old times. 

The family moved to Belleville, Illinois, in 1844, and to Mason 
County in 1846. 

He was married to Susan McGalliard in 1856. To them six child- 
ren were born, two of whom are dead. Oney, the only son, was killed 
in a railroad wreck at Chatsworth, Illinois, en route to Niagara Falls. 
Susie died in 1893. 


Of the others, Mrs. Tillie Colburn lives in Los xViii^cles, CaHfoniia ; 
She has one daughter. Mrs. C. C. Luttrell, a fine }Oung matron; Mrs. 
Minnie Perrill, in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, with her two lovely daughters, 
Emma and Fannibelle. Mrs. Ellen Graham lives in Havana ; she has 
five nice children. Mrs. Jennie Firth lives in ( ireen Valley; she has 
eight splendid children, six sons and two daughters. 

The wife and mother died in 1869. He was married to Rebecca 
Marshall Venard in 1870. 

He served as school trustee for forty years, as supervisor at dif- 
ferent times, and as President of the Farmers" Institute for more than 
seventeen years. 

He was confirmed in the Lutheran Church as a child, but united 
with the Evangelical congregation near his farm home, and after mo\- 
ing to Manito with the Methodist. 

He passed through the struggles of pioneer days with but six 
weeks of schooling, but he came to maturity with a strong mind well 
stored with knowledge and to the day of his death he was thoroughly- 
conversant with the afi:'airs of import in the world. He had a strong 
love of the law, and if he had not been denied the privilege of school- 
ing would doubtless have made that his profession. As it was, he 
took the keenest pride and delight in the work of his step-grandsons, 
the Heyl Brothers, who are mentioned heretofore in these pages, and 
in the modest platform work of his daughter, your editor. 

He was a man of strong nature, keen intellect, strong likes, vigor- 
ous hates, a big voice, a ready tongue, and a strong faith. He was 
noted for his cheerful frendliness. Countless sick beds were cheered 
by his presence, countless passing souls comforted by his prayers, 
countless dead laid away by the help of his hands. 

He met death as he had lived, — cheerfully, and so unafraid that 
all of its terrors were removed from the hearts of those who held him 
by the hand and led him through the \"alley of the Shadow beyond 
which there is no death. 

He died after awful sufl:'ering, with an abscess on the colon, June 
7, 1920, aged eighty-six and a half years 

The little boy of this marriage was named Jacob. For five gener- 
ations over in West Bavaria, Germany, the eldest of the "Specht" 
family had been a son, named Jacob. My father broke the line. His 
first child was a girl, and the second and third time the stork played 
him false. The fourth child was a boy, but I do not know just why 
he was named Harvey Oney. When my little brother was born lie 
fell heir to the old tradition, and was called Jacob ALarshall. He 

was a brilliant, high spirited, handsome little lad of exceeding great 
promise. He fell ill with diphtheria and died seeing visions in the sky. 
God knows what glory may have awaited. He seemed glad to go to get 
whatever it was he saw. He asked "Is it for me?" On being told 
that everything good was for him, he looked a little longer at some- 
thing that caused his beautiful face to shine, then turned to lie down, 
and journeyed out of sight. 


AV No. 165 

The oldest child of the second marriage has taken great pleasure 
in trying to edit these pages and in writing this chapter. As may have 
been surmised, she is a confirmed addict to the habit of school teaching 
especially in a rural district. She has taught more years than the pension 
and retirement fund requires, in four schools, all of which are in 
Manito Township, and she has never boarded away from home a teach- 
ing day. She visited country schools as county superintendent for four 
years, and she talks about country schools in teachers' institutes, be- 
fore women's clubs, and wherever else she can get a hearing. 

Otherwise, there is nothing interesting to say about her. 

(And thus our editor dismissed the history of herself by stating 
that there was nothing to be said. I was of a different opinion, and 
l)roceeded to find proof of it, with the most agreeable results. I find 
great pleasure in making it a part of this history, as follows: The 


AV No. 165 

(By Elsie Heyl McLaughlin) 

Frances Maude Spaits was the first child of Rebecca Marshall's 
second marriage. She was born on January 16, 1872. at the country 
home about four and one-half miles south of Manito. Early in life 
she gave evidence of an unusual mind and as she grew year by year, 
a wonderful personality developed. 

^Vllen a mere baby she learned to read and write, and during 
her sixth year she read the Bible through. Her early girlhood was 
spent on the farm, and every school day found her trudging across the 
road to the little white school house where later she taught the neigh- 
borhood children for many years. After she had completed the work 
in the country school she was sent to the high school in Havana ; here | 


her record was remarkal)lc — the three year course was mastered in fif- 
teen months, and in 1890, she g'raduated at the head of her class. A mmi- 
ber of years following this she was a country "sclioolnia'a.m," and in 
her school room, methcjds were used that were unheard of at that time — 
methods far in advance of those days. P^ver}- child under her care re- 
ceived much more than instruction in the thi-ee I\".-- -real character 
was builded, and the foundation laid for better and happier li\'es. 

During this time "Tlie Country (iirl" made her aj^pearance in the 
Peoria Journal; for several years a column appeared in each issue of 
this paper signed b\' "The Countr_\- (iirl," and e\ery article was en- 
joyed by friends and strangers. 

In 1*)00, the f<'!nril\' ga\'e up the countrv home and made a new- 
home in the near b)' vill.age; the ])rimary room in the Manito School 
found a new instructor, and more life-long friends were added to Fan- 
nie Spaits's long list of dexoted ones. Never a sick bed among her 
flock at which she did not minister ; ne\er a wedding among her 
families wdiose bride she did not flress ; and ne\"er a death that she 
did not offer the service of hand rmd heart. 

At the present time ( 1921 ) she is teaching another rural school 
which has become dear to her through a dozen xears of service, and 
the members of the "Ilickorx- (rrove" School District ha\'e onlv love 
and loyalty in their hearts for "'Teacher.'' 

One of the greatest honors that can come to an educator in the 
home coimtv came to her when she was elected Count\" Suiierintcndenl 
of Schools in November I'HO. .\ splendid record is her.s — new schools 
were started ; teachers were trained, .and much inspiration was sent 
out from the little ofhce in the llaxana Court Mouse, b^rom the be- 
ginning to the end of the term she spared neither time nor strength 
to make the schools of Alason County better schools and to make the 
children of IMason County better fit for the life before them. During 
this time she was made a member of the P. K. O. Sisterhood and is 
greatly bclo\-ed by this hue societv of women. 

Many honors and s])lendid positions have been ottered her l)0th 
in the political and educational world, but she has refused one after 
another because of home ties. ( )ne of the most beautiful things in the 
world is her devotion to her aged mother, and because the mother is 
very frail and cannot be mo\ed, Aunt Fannie is happy and content to do 
what lies at hand. Her spirit is one that cannot be daunted, for as she 
says, "I like to do whatever I am doing better than anything else." 

Volumes could be written about her — her talents and her good 
works; a splendid cook, an artist of no small ability, a poetess, an 


author, a student, a public speaker, a fine instructor, — all these and 
many other accomplishments are hers. 

A number of magazines — both popular and educational have pub- 
lished her articles and short stories. She is a member of the National 
Pen Woman's Club, and at the present time several of her poems are 
being set to music by the Instructor in Music in the State Normal Uni- 
versity. Some of the little poems written for small nephews and nieces 
are being used by wee tots in the next generation, and are enjoyed all 
the more because they were written by Aunt Fannie. 

During her term as County Superintendent of Schools her fame 
spread, and every year she has an increasing number of engagements as 
Instructor in County Institutes ; her lecture rooms are always crowded, 
and the big feature of each institute which she attends is Mrs. Mer- 
win's work. Young teachers frequently remark "We have never for- 
gotten what Mrs. Merwin said at our first institute." The subject she 
likes best to discuss is something like this : "Methods in Rural Schools," 
and on one occasion she made an address on Rural School work before 
the Constitutional Convention in our State Legislature at Springfield, 

She was married in 1903 to Frank D. Merwin, a druggist in 
Manito, and although no children came to their home, she is mother to 
every child that needs her. For a long time she was Superintendent 
of the Methodist Sunday School in Manito, and indeed, the churches 
always have had a great share of her interest and support; she is a 
woman of deep religious convictions and is a living testimony to the 

What more can be said? Her daily life is more eloquent than any 
words here written — too modest to give herself more than passing 
notice in this book, this sketch has been written by a niece. 


AV No. 167 

Jessie, the last child, is a spinster, too much devoted to her mother 
to get far from her even at the beck of any young man, though he may 
have been beckoning for twenty-six years. 

AIV No. 61 

William, fifth child and second son of Freeman and Elizabeth 
Marshall, was born February 18, 1838. 

He was a blacksmith by vocation, and a fiddler by avocation. In 
his childhood he could make a corn stalk fiddle that would yield an 


elementary, (or is it nulimentary ? ) tune, and as a lad he could make 
wonderful music on a real fiddle. 

He was a handsome, straight, broad shouldered lad, a Marshall in 
feautres, as my mother has always told me. He was pleasant and po])u- 
lar and happy. 

He had a wart on his hand and one of those early day doctors 
whose work was probably sincere, but looks tragically clumsy to me 
as it is described, took it olT. I suppose it must have been infected, for 
his hand, swelled to the capacity of two hands, kept him plunging about 
the house all night in agony — Where, oh, wdiere was the ease-giving 
anesthetic? — and finally, apparently to the surprise of family and doctor 
alike, he lay down and died. 

Well, modern life has brought us many things which we might 
spare, but it has brought and is bringing cures for many ills, and a 
blessed unconsciousness for pain too great to be borne, that may even 
ease us into the Valley of the Shadow beyond which there is no pain. 

One of the tragedies of my life has been the thought of this 
splendid young uncle dead at twenty-three wdio should have lived out 
his life, and probably have been living yet, enjoying his nieces and all 
the other good things of these fortunate days. 

AIV No. 62 

Ann Eliza, last child of Freeman and Elizabeth Marshall, was 
born in W'arren County, Indiana, September 7 , 1841. 

She was married to George W^ Venard March 13, 1862. They 
moved to Kansas in April 1869, where she died taking with her a 
new born baby, July 7, 1874. 

I do not remember this aunt who used to rock me to sleep with 
all sorts of crooning pet words on her tongue. But her pictures are 
so almost exactly like my mother that I know that she must have been 
a Marshall in looks and a Marshall in temperament as my mother is 
said to be. Bright, quick, fine looking, energetic to the point of wear- 
ing the flesh thin, — that is what I judge her to have been. And the 
touch of hasty temper that goes with great energy, that both these 
women had, — is that Marshall, too? Or is that a throwback to some 
far-away ancester too remote to care for our decisions ? 

Aunt Ann left three splendid children, the oldest of which has 
been one of ni}- \qx\ choice possessions among cousins all my life. A 
sketch of him will follow this. 


Etta, the older daughter, I have seen but once when she came to 
IlHnois on a visit. She lives in Burlington, Kansas, not far from the 
farm-home where her young mother died so many years ago. 

She is a lo\ely woman with three sons. Her aged father shares 
her home. 

Minnie, the younger daughter, I never saw, to remember, but 
we corresponded for many years. Her photographs and her friends 
told me that she was a beautiful girl of great promise, but death took 
her at twenty-one. 

AV No. 168 

William, oldest child of George and Ann Eliza A'enard, was born 
near Havana, Illinois. Eebruary 5, 1863. He received a common school 
education with one year at Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas, 
where he graduated in dentistry. He went to Nebraska and practiced 
dentistry until November, 1888, when he went to Florence, Colorado. 
He returned to Burlington, Kansas, for his interest in Coffey County 
and took her back to Florence with him. Miss Mary Abbie Throckmor- 
ton, became his wife and has been the other woman of our family whose 
devotion to her husband has passed into a proverb, — one of those 
little family jokes that bring tears of tenderness to the eyes. 

Well, Will was fortunate in the woman he chose to be the mother 
of his children. They lived together beautifully the crudities and hard- 
ships that attended the early days of Colorado's oil-fields. 

Will went into the oil business in August 1890, leaving his dentist's 
tools to sharpen or dress tools for well drivers. I visited them while 
they were living in the oil region near Florence, Colorado. Will was 
then in charge of a series of wells, and w'as drawing what looked to me 
like fabulous sums in the way of wage. They lived in one of the 
little temporary looking houses on the oil field, with oil derricks in 
every direction. The houses were unpainted and in that dry air the 
look of new wood never left them. Inside they were lined with white 
muslin, and combined with this was the handsome furniture that 
they had brought from their home in Florence. It gave a sort of 
piquancy to the home, — such crude surroundings combined with so 
much grace of living. 

The soil looked and acted like grease, and after a rain I dared not 
step out for fear of a minor catastrophe. But such flowers and 
vegetables as that soil did produce ! This with Cousin Molly's exquisite 
cookery added additional grace to life on the oil plains. Pikes Peak 


raised his benevolent old head in the near north-east, and after a nicjht 
of snow — on the peak — he looked like an (jld gentleman who had 
pulled a white eap over his bald head. 

The family moved to Coalinga, California, in December, 1899. 
Here Will worked at tool dressing and drilling until June, 1904. Then 
he returned to Florence where he worked at drilling until l')10. They 
returned to Coalinga where Will was a{)pointe(l Superintendent of the 
Good Luck Oil Company which position he still holds. 

At various times he invested in fruit land near Dimba. California. 
Since 1913 he has bought and sold several times, always at a good 
profit, for that's the kind of a trader he is ; he still owns a raisin vine- 
yard near Dimba, after making enough to keep several packs of wolves 
from many doors. 

He was elected a member of the Florence City Council b}- the 
Law and Order League, and served from 1907 to 1909. He helperl 
make Florence a decent place to live in ; any one who knows a western 
town will be able to read much into those words. 

He is a member of the Presbyterian Church ; of the F. and A. 
Masons, of the Royal Arch Masons, of the Mystic Shrine, a Knight 
Templar and Scottish Rite, Fresno Consistory No. 8, thirty-second 
degree of Masonry, and the Eastern Star. 

He is mostly Venard in appearance, tall, broad, and straight with- 
out an ounce of superfluous fat; with a keen, argumentative turn of 
mind, extremely well read, and has a tongue like the i)en of a ready 
writer. Altogether, a very attractive sort of a chap. He and my other 
Western cousin, Horace Mosher, have been choice possessions listed 
in my wealth of cousins and heavy depositors in the Bank of Riches 
of the Heart, where most of my wealth lies. 

Of his children, the oldest, Charles Ellery, was born in 1891. ( )n 
being examined for service in the (ireat War, he was rejected on ac- 
count of tuberculosis. He was engaged in fruit raising, but sold his 
j ranch and spent six months in Pottinger Sanatorium at Monrovia, 
[California, and a year camping in the mountains. He is complete]}' 
{recovered, and owns an oil service station at Orland, California. 
i The second son, William Archibald, volunteered in the aviation 
[department of the service and was rejected on account of heart 
jtrouble. He then voluteered in the coast defense of the navy and was 
jaccepted. He was sent to San Pedro for training but after six weeks 
iwas discharged on account of his trouble. He was bitterly disappointed 
jas he thought it his duty to serve, and he had all the young man's de- 
jsire to prove fit. The findings of the examining board were only too 


correct, as was sadly proved. Will went with a party of friends on 
a hunting expedition to Huntington Lake, California, on May 6, 1920. 
On making the climb to the cabin, it was discovered that the boy was 
exhausted. Friends went to his relief, but he died before reaching the 
house, — at the age of twenty-seven. 

The daughter, Eleanor, was born in 1894. She was graduated 
from the Coalinga High School in 1912, and from Heald's Business 
College in 1917. She entered the employ of the First National Bank 
of Coalinga as stenographer in 1917. She was promoted to head book- 
keeper in January, 1918. Two years later she was promoted to teller 
of the Savings Department, which position she now holds. She is 
responsible for S90,000.00. 



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William Cole 

Bornabou-I; 1745. 
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Marrred abou+n70 

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Died 1830, in Ohio. 
Buried a+ South Chai-ltsfon 

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All I No. 9 

Benjamin Marshall (twin l:»rother of Sarah jNIarshall) was hnrn 
in Frederick County, Virginia, on September 16, 1809. 

He was married in Greene County, ( )hi(), on januar}- 3, 1831, 
to Caroline Sellers. 

He died at the h(Miie of his daui^hter, Mrs. llenr}- Allen, in 
Louisa County, Iowa. September 27, l'>04. He was nearly ninety- 
fi\'e years of ag'e when he died. 

He was but a small bov when he came with his ])arents to 

Nearly eight years after his brother John had settled in Iowa, 
in September 2S, 1845, he left Ohio, overland, for that state. He 
had married a Sellers, a name familiar to me in Ohio. I supposed 
his wife, with him, W'Ould have been a pioneer in Iowa of that name. 

While searching' the cemeteries near Cairo, Iowa, I found many 
of the Sellers Intried there who had been there long before Ben- 
jamin and his wife went there. So they likely followed the Sellers 
family as well as the Marshall clan. 

Air. Harry O. Weaver, of Wapello, Iowa, wdio knew Benjamin 
Marshall for many years, has sent me the following : 

Benjamin Marshall, a brother of John Marshall, came to Iowa 
a number of years after John reached the territory of Iowa and set- 
tled in Marshall Township and reared his family. He was a man 
of wonderful physique; was about five feet, nine inches in height 
and weighed about one hundred and sevent}'-fi\e ]iounds ; in ordi- 
nary health ; was Avonderfully cfuick in action, and of great strength. 
In the early days he was a wrestler; had a wonderful chest, arm 
and shoulder, and with his alertness, it was said, a verA' hard man 
to master. He followed farming, as did his brother John. lie 
J brought with him to Iowa many of the traits of V^irginia and Ohio, 
i which left their impression. 

I With a squirrel ride he had few ec|uals, and at the old fashioned 

j shooting" matches he was usually the star. 

! In the early flays of this State, he attenfled a traveling circus 

performance in compan}- with some other pioneer friends, and as 


was usual, the shows of that day were filled by very many rough 
characters. They were getting the tent ready for a show and some 
little boys, curious to see a show, crawled under the side of the tent 
and were lying on the ground with their feet sticking out of the 
tent. The foreman of the circus gang, a burley fellow seeing 
these little boys, grabbed one of them by the feet and threw him 
out from under the tent. This was noticed by Ben. Marshall, then 
a young man in his prime, who challenged the circus man to a con- 
test of strength. It was said by the old settlers that he had an easy 
time walloping this big fellow, as well as two others who inter- 
fered with the quarrel. 

He was a kind hearted man ; a good neighbor; a lover of horses. 

He was ninety-five years of age when he died ; buried with his 
brothers in Fulton Cemetery, Marshall Township. 

AIV No. 63 

Sarah Marshall was the first child of Benjamin and Caroline 
Marshall. She was born in Greene County, Ohio, in 1832. She 
moved to Iowa with her parents in 1845. She was married in Iowa 
to John Tindall. She died in 1890. John Tindall was born in 1822, 
and died in 1895. They are buried in the Fulton cemetery, near 
Cairo, Iowa. 

Tindall is another Ohio name. There were many of them in 
the old Marshall neighborhood near Selma. Ohio. You have seen 
many of them noted in the Eleanor Marshall family. 


AV No. 172 

Eliza J. was the first child of Sarah Marshall and John Tin- 
dall. Have no record of any family and she is deceased. 


AV No. 173 

Benjamin, second child of Sarah Marshall and John Tindall, 
born in Louisa County, as all this family were, married Sarah Mar- 

She was of another family of Marshalls as I understand. They 
have four children living at this time as follows : Josie Tindall, AVI 
No. 247, who married A. Owens ; Velma Tindall, A\''I No. 248, who 


married Roy Brown ; Xcllie Tiiulall, AV'I No. 249, who married a 
Mr. P.all; and PVederick Tindall, AVI No. 250. 


AV No. 175 

Robert Tindall is the fourth child of Sarah Marshall and John 
Tindall. lie was born in Iowa in 1803. lie married Minnie Alaeden. 

They have two children — John Tindall Jr., AVI No. 251, who 
married a Miss ]\fartin, and \'clma Tindall, AVI No. 2?2, who mar- 
ried Calvin Todd. 


A\' No. 170 

Nancy Tindall. dau.^hter of Sarah ^Nfarshall and John Tindall. 
married Loban Sanders. 

They have two children — I'crt Sanders, AVI No. 25^, wdio 
married a Miss Martin, and William Sanders, AVI No. 254, who 
married Blanche Eslack. 


AV No. 177 

Villiam Tindall, son of Sarah Marshall and John Tindall, mar- 
ried Lillian Jackson. They have two children — Lee Tindall A\T 
No. 25S, and Alary Tindall AVI No. 250. 


AV No. 178 

Sarah Tindall is the dau.qhter of Sarah Marshall and John Tii;- 
dall. She married Lyman Ogier. 

They have two children — Ethel Ogier A\'I N(\ 257, who mar- 
ried Judge Berkshire, and Charles Ogier A\'I No. 258, who married 
Mabel Alewdiirter. 


AIV No. 66 

Elizabeth Marshall is the second daughter of I'.enjamin and 
Caroline Marshall. 

She was born in Cireene Count}', Ohio, on August 10. 1840. 
She came to Marshall Township, Louisa County, Iowa, with her 
parents in the fall of 1845 when she was five years of age. 


She was married to Henry Allen in Iowa in 1864, with whom 
she lived for fifty years until his death in 1914. At this time (Janu- 
ary, 1922) she is eighty-one and one-half years of age, and I should 
judge from her strength of mind, she may live as long as her 
father did. 

I visited her at her country home near Winfield, in February, 
1921. At that time all of Benjamin Marshall's children had passed 
away except her. 

She has a good memory and for one nosing about for family 
history and folk lore, and having just arrived at the place where 
they could be found, you may imagine the satisfaction and pleasure 
there was in that visit. 

She has a nice big house on the farm, and her son, William 
and wife live with her. 

At the time I visited her, I had not yet found the old family 
Bible of \\'illiam ^Marshall, Senior, and was trying to get the correct 
record of his family. She had most of them right but a memory 
funning back seventy-five years to five years of age. will make some 

That is true of all of us when depending on the memory alone. 
All the names and dates given herein of the old folks are from the 
Bible or Court records, and are correct. 

Mrs. Allen is proud of her family and their record, and fre- 
quently mentions the many kind qualities of Benjamin, her father, 
of John her uncle, who died in her home, and of her grandfather, 
William, who died at her father's home. 

They had born to them eight children. Three of them (one 
pair of twins), died in infancy. The others are as follows: 


AV No. 182 

William, son of Elizabeth and Henry Allen, was born in Iowa 
in 1866. He married Nellie Enke. 

They have four children—Maud Allen AVI No. 259, born in 
1891, who married Joseph W. Fleagle ; Henry Allen AVI No. 260, 
born in 1895, who married Hallie Hooper, has one child, H. Burdette 
Allen AVII No. 148; Lou Allen AVI No. 261 and Guy Allen AVI 
No. 262. 



AV No. 183 

Annie Laurie Allen is the daughter of [""Jizaheth and llenry 
Allen. She was born in Iowa in 1869. She married S. .A.. Iluniphrey. 
He died in 1904. 

They have three children as follows — Uli\ e 1 luniphrey AVT No. 
263, born in 18*^3, and married LJoyd Jennings. James Humphrey 
AVI No. 264, born 18*A^, and married Mary d^eman ; they have one 
child, Steven xAllen Humplnx'v AVII No. 149. William Humphrey 
AVI No. 265, born in I'njl. 


AV No. 184 

Jessie Allen, daughter of Elizabeth and Henry Allen, Ixirn in 
1872. She married John Collins who died in \^>\2. They ha\e nine 
ciiildren as follows: Frank Collins, AVT No. 266. who married Hazel 
Oberman ; they have two children — Marvin Collins, AVII No. 150; 
and Mary Lou Collins, AVII No. 151. Roy Collins, AVI No. 267, 
born 1899; Merle Collins, AVI No. 270, born 1897, who married 
Vivian Routh ; they have one child, John Routh, AH N<x 152, Ijorn 
1917; Ferrell Collins, AVT No. 271, born 1901 ; Alton Collins, AVI 
No. 272. iDorn l')05: Dwanc Collins, AVI No. 273, born 1909, and 
Henry Collins, A\T No. 274, l)orn 1''12. 


AV No. 185 

Effie is the daughter of Elizabeth and Henry Allen, born in 
1880. She married Rouse Hardy, and had two children — Helen 
Hardy, AVI No. 275, born in 1903, and Bruce Allen Hardy, AVI 
No. 276, born in 1905, and died in 1909. 

AV No. 186 

Austin Allen is the son of Elizabeth and Henr}- .Mien. He was 
born in 1883, and married Dot Reece. 

They have two children — Betty Allen, AVI No. 277, born 1912, 
and Ruth Allen, AVI No. 278, 1)orn 1919. 


AIV No. 67 

William, son of Benjamin and Caroline Alarshall, was born in 
Iowa in 1848. He married Rosaline Nellis. He died in 1917, 

They had one child— Linnie Marshall, AV No. 187, born 1876. 
She married W. S. McConnaughey and they have four children 
as follows: Jesse E., AVI No. 279, born 1897; William, AVI No. 
280, 1898; Bessie, AVI No. 281, 1901, and Alvin, AVI No. 282, born 
in 1904. 




AIIl No. 10 

(By \\'illiam ^Marshall Phares, oi Muskogee, Oklalioma, and Mrs. 
C. C. A\ illini)i'e, of Hebron. Xcl)raska.) 

(William Phares) 

Sarah Marshall was the fourth daughter, and twin child (with 
Benjamin Marshall) of A\'illiam Marsliall, Sr., and Elizabeth Cole. 

She was born in Frederick County, Virginia, about fourteen 
miles from \\'inchester, on September 16, 1809. 

She moved with her ]:)arents when about six years of age to 
Greene County, Ohio. She was married to Samuel C. Phares on 
February 21, 1828. She died on the old home farm in Macon Coun- 
ty, near Maroa, Illinois, October 17, 1877. 

The writer can trace her ancestr}- only to her grandparents, 
William and Nellie Cole. The former served his country seirn years 
in the Revolutionary IVar. It is hearsay (not a matter of record) 
among" our people, that Nellie Cole was wholly or partially of Indian 
blood. (She was Welsh, Ijorn in Wales. x\uthor.) 

William and Nellie Cole had a daughter, Elizabeth, who mar- 
ried William Marshall, father of the subject of this sketch. William 
and Elizabeth were the parents of twelve children. All deceased. Their 
names and places of decease are as follow^s : 

Hannah (Townsley). a daughter, Urbana, Ohio. 

John A., Iowa. 

Nellie (White), Greene County, Ohio. 

James, Charleston, Ohio. 

Elizabeth (Lvml^eck), Atlanta, Ohio. 

Freeman, li\ed and died at Havana, Illinois. 

Benjamin, low'a. 

Sarah (Phares), twin of Benjamin, died near Clinton, Illinois. 

Smith, Iowa. 

Robert, Clark County, Ohio. 

William, Ohio. 

(Look up the facts in this book, and see how closely this great 
grandson w^as to the truth. The twelfth child, Mary Ann, died un- 
married. The Author.) 


When Sarah Marshall Phares was fifteen years of age, her 
grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Cole, came to Ohio, to live with her peo- 
ple, and probably died at Xenia. 


Samuel C. Phares, the husband of Sarah Marshall, was born at 
Cincinnati, Ohio, August 15, 1808, and died at Clinton, Illinois, Feb- 
ruary 23, 1901, at the age of nearly ninety-three years. He was 
but nineteen and one-half years of age when married. He was the 
seventh child in a family of ten, and outlived them all. 

His father, Robert Phares, was a native of New Jersey, and a 
son of one of the original emigrants, three in number, from Eng- 
land. Robert Phares was born October 16, 1764, and lived seventy- 
five years, dying in Ohio, November 16. 1839. His wife was Mary 
Willis, of London County, Virginia. She was born February 2, 
1777. and died in Ohio, November 16, 1850. 

This family emigrated from New Jersey to Ohio in the year 
1803, coming down the Ohio River in a flat boat, and must have 
been subjected to all the harrassing difficulties incident to those 
perilous times on the Ohio. In their new home they raised a family 
of ten children, seven boys and three girls. Their names in order 
are: Sarah (Kirby), Aaron, Amy (Goodrich), Robert, Lydia 
(Jones), John A., Samuel Clevinger, Joel, Allen W., and Martin. 

When he was a boy the parents of Samuel Clevinger Phares 
moved to Xenia, Ohio, wdiere he met and married Miss Sarah Mar- 
shall, a member of the illustrious Marshall family of Virginia, on 
February 21, 1828. They w^ere the parents of thirteen children, 
as follows: Robert H. and William Marshall (twins), Elizabeth 
(Edwards-Hall), John Allen, Henry Clay, Francis Marion, Melissa 
J. ( Kegarice-Waldo), Amy E. (McGraw), Sarah Louisa ( Payne- 
Golze), Juliet A. ( Laft'erty-Wilson ), Margaret ( Woodard-Mattix) 
(twin of Juliet), Mary Edwards (Harrison), and Samuel C. At this 
date (June, 1921), only the last three named are living. 

None have attained any great station in life, but many have 
been more than prosperous, while all have been of the calibre that 
make patriots and good citizens. They have served their cities, 
towns, communities, and their country in ^■arious capacities. 

The subject, Samuel C. Phares, left behind him a record of 
twenty-one continuous terms as school teacher in Butler County, 
Ohio, and was conceded to be the brightest member of his family. 
His intellect was keen and his religious zeal fervent. In Ohio, he 
was a member of the state militia ; was made a lieutenant, then cap- 


tain, and upon retiring and moving- to Illinois, he held the rank of 
colonel. He enlisted in the Mexican war but was not called to the 
front. At the breaking out of the war of the rebellion, he volun- 
teered and served in the 68th Illinois volunteers. Company C 

Mr. Phares was one of the prominent and well beloved citizens 
of DeWitt County, and was well known to thousands in Central 
Illinois. For more than twenty years it was an annual custom 
with the family to hold reunions on the anni\ersary of his Ijirth, 
at which there was always a large assembly, and these were con- 
tinued for a short time after his death. 

The only fraternity with which he affiliatcfl was the Grand 
Army and his religiiuis faith was placed with the Christian (Disci- 
ples) church. 

Politically, he was a staunch Republican all of liis da}s. 

His burial place is in beautiful W'oodlawn, at Clinton, Illinois, 
by the side of his wife Sarah Marshall Phares. 

Samuel C. Phares with his family, made his way in pioneer style 
to Illinois in the year 1847, and settled on a farm ncir \\'a}nesville, 
in DeW^itt County. After spending five }ears on a farm near that 
town, they located in Clinton, the countv seat, and that was his life 
long home. 

There he engaged in the l)utcher business, and carried on that 
business for five years. 

In early life he had studied and practiced veterinary surger}', 
he then turned his attention to that profession, and in that he met 
with excellent success. 

This patronage extended throughout DcW'itt and adjoining 
counties. In Clinton his family grew up, and their descendants are 
numbered by the hundreds, now being scattered to the uttermost 
borders of the country. 


AIV No. 71 

William Marshall, twin of Robert H. (eldest children of Samuel 
C. Phares), was born in Greene County, C)hio, Xoveml^er 21, 1828, 
and moved to Illinois with his parents in 1847. He became a farmer 
and followed this occupation all of his life, at his death being pos- 
sessed of consideral'»le real estate, and was accounted one of the 
county's leading farmers. His death occurred November 3d, 1904. 
at the ripe old age of seventy-six years. He was a meml-)er of the 
Masonic fraternity, and had attained the degrees of Knight Templar. 


October 7, 1858, he became husband to EHzabeth Nageley, of 
an old DeWitt County famih'. She died on the old homestead three 
and one-half miles northeast of Maroa, Illinois, February 18, 1896, 
aged over fifty-six years. 

They were parents of the following children : Oscar M., Edgar 
C, Emma, Eliza, and Will G., all of whom are living except 
Edgar C. 


AV No. 192 

Oscar M. Phares, not married, is a retired farmer living at De- 
catur, Illinois. Until about 1918, he and the younger brother, Will 
G., farmed the old home place. He is a member of the Masonic 


AV No. 193 

Edgar Clay Phares, second son of William Marshall Phares, 
was born near Clinton, Illinois, October 10, 1858, and died at Se- 
dalia, Missouri, August 18, 1906. His remains are interred in 
Woodlawn, at Clinton, in a beautiful family vault. 

Air. Phares married Miss Mary Craig, of a prominent DeWitt 
County family, and she survives ; residence, Decatur, Illinois. For 
many years he was a lumber dealer, and was engaged in this line 
when death came. 

Their children are: William Phares, AVI No , lumber 

dealer, Maryvillem, Alissouri, and Kyle Phares, AVI No , shoe 

dealer, Decatur, Illinois. 


AV No. 194 

Emma Phares, eldest daughter of William and Elizabeth Nage- 
ley Phares, grew to womanhood on the old home place, and married 
Howard Ray, of Maroa, who is now a shoe dealer at Decatur. 
They have one daughter, Helen, AVI No. 287. 


AV No. 195 

Eliza Phares, second daughter of William and Elizabeth 
Phares, during her young womanhood, was a favorite among many 
hundreds of of young people in DeWitt and Macon Counties. She 
was a beautiful woman with a beautiful disposition and character. 


She became the wife of Clarence Sigler, a well known and popu- 
lar traveling salesman, and they have a magnificent home — one of 
the finest in Decatur, Illinois. 

Their children are IJeth Sigler, A\''I No. 288, and Phares 
Sigler, A\"I No. 289, and two daughters at home. 


AV No. 196 

William G. Phares, youngest child of William Marshall Phares, 
followed the occupation of farming all his life on the old homestead, 
until about 1918, when he retired and moved to Decatur. 

His wife was Arabella Wilt, of Maroa, Illinois. Their !i\ing 
children are Lucile IMiares, AVI No. 289, and Helen Phares. AVI 
No. 290. 

A'liss Lucile became the wife of Thomas S. 1 lickman, of Clinton, 
on February 7, 1918, at the age of nineteen. They have one child. 

AIV No. 69 

Robert II. Phares, twin of William AI. Phares (eldest children 
of Samuel C. Phares), was born in Ikitler County, Ohio, November 
21, 1828. moving to Illinois with his parents in 1847. [lis death 
occurred at Clinton, Illinois, October 24, 1886. 

September 25, 1851, he married Catherine Hull. Tn this union 
were born Edgar Frank, Arthur, Willie, Etta, and Hattie Phares. 

Robert H. was a carpenter by trade, and followed this occupa- 
tion all of his life. He was an uncompromising Republican and 
served his town (Clinton, Illinois), as alderman for several terms. 
This was his only political ambition, but he also had served as as- 
sessor and tax collector. His was first death among the thirteen 

His wife (Catherine Hull) was born in Summerford, Ohio, in 
1827, married in 1856, and died in Bakersfield, California, April 
14, 1898, aged seventy-one years. P>urial was made beside her hus- 
band in Woodlawn, at Clinton, Illinois. 


AV No. 189 

Edgar Frank Phares, son of Robert H. Phares, was born in 
Clinton, Illinois, February 15, 1858, and died in that city August 14. 

He was a graduate of the Clinton High School, and in a busi- 
ness way chose to follow the mercantile line. He became a clerk in 


a clothing- store and stayed with it until he became a partner in the 
firm of Frendenstein, Phares & Company, remaining in the business 
until about a year previous to his death. 

He was a victim of appendicitis. E. Frank Phares was one of 
the most popular men who ever lived in Clinton, being endowed 
with a genial disposition and a generous nature. 

On May 31, 1883, he married Miss Mary Magill, a member of 
one of the old and respected families of Central Illinois, who is still 
living. In April, 1910, she was elected to the office of Justice of 
Peace, and held the office for several terms. She had the distinction 
of being the second woman in Illinois to hold such a position. 

They were the parents of two children, Hugh A. Phares, AVI 
No. 264, and Day Phares, AVI No. 265, both of whom are living, 
the latter at home. 


AVI No. 264 

Hugh A. Phares. son of E. Frank and Mary Phares, was a grad- 
uate of the Clinton High School, and has followed various avoca- 
tions. For a number of years he was employed in railroad work, 
but since about 1909 has been in the service of the United States 
navy, and at present is its paymaster at San Diego, California. 

His first marriage was to Miss Oma Huff, of Maroa. Illinois. 
The second marriage was to a San Diego girl, and they have two 
fine children. 


AVI No. 265 

Day Phares. son of E. Frank and Mary Phares, who resides 
with his mother at Clinton, is in railroad work. He served his coun- 
try in the Great War, and was a Corporal with the 399th Field i\r- 
tillery at Camp Dodge. 


AV No. 190 

Arthur PhaTes, second child of Robert PL, was born in Clinton, 
but went west when a young man and died in that country. 


AV No. 188 

Etta Phares, elder daughter of Robert H., was born in Clinton, 
and graduated from the public schools. While a young lady, she 
married Abram W. Razey, a prominent business man, now deceased. 
She resides in Fresno, California. 


Her children are Edna Razey, AVI No. 2Si?i, and Cecile Phares 
Razey, AVI No. 284. Both reside in Fresno, and both are married, 
the latter being the wife of James Wesley Gearheart. They were 
married at Napa, CaHfornia, July 11th, 1910. 


AV No. 191 

Hattie Phares, daughter of Robert H. Phares, married O. J. 
Wagoner, of California. They have two sons, names not known. 

AIV No. 72 

Elizabeth M. Phares, eldest daughter of Samuel C. Phares. was 
born in Ohio. August 6, 1830, and emigrated to Illinois with her 
people in 1847. 

Her first marriage was to Elisha Edwards, and by this union 
there was one child, b^^llowing his death she married Caswell Hall. 
The larger part of her life was spent in and near Leroy, Illinois, 
though some years were spent at Nettleton, Missouri, where Mr. 
Hall died. 

Elizabeth Hall lived almost eighty-two years, dying at Breck- 
enridge, Missouri, May 15, 1912, and all this time was a well be- 
loved personage to all who knew her. She, like most of her l)rothers 
and sisters, possessed a marked resemblance to her mother, Sarah 
Marshall Phares. 

Her children were Laura Edwards (by first husband), Ida, Ella, 
Frank, Elizabeth and Lester (twins), and Clyde. 


AV No. 197 

Laura Edwards, daughter of Elizabeth Phares Edwards, was 
born in Leroy, May 27, 1853, and there grew to womanhood. In 
1870 she married Thomas Cusey, a farmer of that locality, and soon 
thereafter moved to Farmer City, Illinois, which was her home un- 
til the summons came July 21, 1915. 


AV No. 198 

Ida Hall, the second daughter of Elizal^eth Phares. was born 
January 3, 1858. In early life she became wife to ]\Iilton Crum- 


baugh, belonging to one of the prominent families of Ale Lean 
County. Their children are Lawrence and Helen, a music teacher 
and single. Family home, Hamilton, ^Missouri. 


AV No. 199 

Ella Hall, third daughter of Elizabeth Phares, was born Decem- 
ber 11, 1860. She married John Oliver, and their children are Al- 
lene, Lucille, and Dorothy. Residence, Nettleton, ^Missouri. 


AV No. 202 

Frank Hall, eldest son of Elizabeth Phares, was born Septem- 
ber 20, 1863, at Leroy, where he has followed a mercantile business 
all his life, and is one of the substantial citizens of that locality. 

He is an active member of the L O. O. F. His wife. Laura 
Neelley, a splendid and likable lady, was born November 3, 1868. 
They have no children. Residence, Leroy, Illinois. 

AV No. 200 

Elizabeth Hall (twin of Lester), daughter of Elizabeth Phares, 
was born July 27, 1868. Her husband is R. J. Alclntyre, and their 
residence, Los Angeles. California. 


AV No. 201 

Lester Flail (twin of Elizabeth), son of Elizabeth Phares, born 
June 27, 1868, now resides at Joplin, Missouri. He has been mar- 
ried twice, and there are two children Idv the first marriage, both of 
whom live with their mother (married again) at Oklahoma City. 
The oldest of these two boys is Phares Hall, a bright and indus- 
trious young man of about eighteen years. 

AV No. 203 

Clyde Hall, youngest child, of Elizabeth Phares, was born at 
Leroy, February 13, 1877. He is married and has one child, Vir- 
ginia. For a number of years he has been connected with the 
American Express Company, and resides at Kansas City, Missouri. 


AIY No. 7Z 

( Tiy Sadie Phares Cacklcy) 
(Clinton. III.) 

John A. Phares (my father), was born in Xeiiia, Greene County, 
Ohio, June 2, 1832, and was fifteen years of ag-e when he came to 
DeW'itt county, lie spent his early life on a farm belong-ing to 
his wife. 

He was married to Mari^aret J. McGraw. She was born Sep- 
tember 3, 1839. and passed away in May 8, 1876. Seven children 
were born to this union, all of whom are living. 


AA' Xo. 205 

Charles L., son of John A. and Margaret Phares, of Willon 
Springs, Missouri, was united in marriage to Katherine Anghin- 
baugh, March 1880. Six children were born to this union, Hilda 
married to Elmer Hood, of Tonapah, Missouri, (no family) ; Mabel 
married Samuel Ramsbottom, of Missouri, three children born to 
them. Elmer, single, living in Tonapah, Missouri. Wanda married 
Walter Cook, Scott Bluff Nebraska, one child. Pauline married 
Mr. ]\IcGraw, of Sedgenich, Colo., they have two children. Walter 
Phares, of Tonapah, single, served in our World War; was in the 
thickest of fighting twenty-one months; was shell shocked and 
gassed. He is in very bad health and receives a pension from the gov- 

Charles L. lost his wife, then married a lady from Missouri. 
They have two sons, ALarshall Dye and Allen Cackley. 


AV No. 204 

Sadie J. Phares, daughter of John and Margaret Phares, was 
married to Thomas W. Cackley, November 6, 1879. (No family.) 


AV No. 206 

Mary E. Phares, second daughter of John and Margaret Phares, 
married William L. Stagg September 3, 1880. (No famil}-.) 


AV No. 207 

Francis M. Phares, second son of John and Margaret Phares, 
was born August 21, 1862. Married Effie Holliway in 1889. Three 
children were born to them. John William, married and has four 
children. Hazel Del, married George Hinshaw. Living at Akron, 
Ohio. Gertrude, who lost her husl)and in World War. Living in 
Akron, Ohio. (No family.) 

AV No. 208 

Effie May Phares, third daughter of John and ]\Iargaret Phares, 
was married to Samuel O'Banion. Three children born to this 
union, Jennie married to Lew Curtis, of Decatur ; Clyde, living in 
south, works for L'ncle Sam, has been in navy for nine years; mar- 
ried ; has three children ; Carle, of Decatur, a soldier in AVorld AA^ar, 
has bad health, is married, no children ; Effie later in life married 
Lorin Hildreth; they have two children, Margaret and John. 

AV No. 209 

John Allen Phares, third son of John and Margaret Phares, 
married Myrtle Ball, of Clinton. Three children were born to 
them. One (deceased). Ruth and Arthur at home. 


AV No. 210 

Ella AI. Phares, fourth daughter and youngest child of John and 
Margaret Phares. first married Chas. Richey. They have one 
daughter. Anita, wdio married Valentine Streicher, of Los Angeles. 
Later Ella married Delmar Bryant, of Clinton. (No family.) 
Sadie and Thomas Cackley raised John Allen and Ella M. from 
four and one-half and two and one-half years of age. our mother 
dying- when they were babies. 

AIV No. 74 

Henry Clay Phares, son of Samuel C. and Sarah Marshall 
Phares, was born in Butler County, Ohio. March 31, 1834, and died 
at Weldon, Illinois, September 15. 1917, at 9:30 a. m., following 
the death of his aged wife by only a few hours, she h.aving died at 


7:20 the evening- before. All of his life was spent in DeW'itt county, 
where he was a successful farmer for thirty years. Later he was 
postmaster at \\'el(li)n for seven years, resigninj^ in l''0() because 
of ill health. 

He served his countr}- in the Ci\il War, enlistiu'^- in "F." Com- 
pany, 20th 111. Vol. Became first lieutenant May 10, 18()1, but re- 
sig-ned the office in January, 1862, because of alleged unfair treat- 
ment by superiors. 

He married Nancy V. Peddicord on June 6, 1861, while in the 
service. She was born in Madison County, Ohio, h>bruary 11, 
1840. Their children are: 

Florence Phares, AV No. 211, deceased. Married Thurston 
Walters. Children, Lotus and Theron. Residence, Aurora, Illinois. 

Nevada Phares, AV No. 212. Married Lewis Trummell, now 

deceased. Children, Mabel, . !\Iilzer, Lloyd and Theron. 

Lloyd served during the World War as aerial (observer with the 
Fourth Aero Squadron at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Residence, Clinton. 

Alice Phares, AV No, 213. Married Emmet Cray. Parents of 
four bovs and two girls: Jesse, Virgil, William, , , 

U. S. Grant Phares, AV No. 214. Married Eliza Mawhinney. 

Children, Blve, Cecil, Lotus, . Farmed man}' years on the 

old homstead near \W4don ; now farming near Ligonicr, Indiana. 

Maude Phares, AV No. 215, now deceased. Married Samuel 
^Mawhinney, Weldon. 

Minnie Phares, AV No. 216. Married James Rhodes. Lived 
at Weldon many years, now at Cromwell, Indiana. 

Wallace Phares, AV No. 218. .Married Belle Risher in Chicago, 
May 21, 1910. In business at Clinton. 

Edna Phares, AV No. 219. Died at Weld.^i, August 25, 1898. 
aged seventeen vears, nine months, twenty-se\en days. 

AIV No. 77 

Francis Marion Phares, son of Samuel Cle\'inger and Sarah 
Marshall Phares, was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, January IS, 
1836, and emigrated to Central Illinois with his parents in the year 
1847, and with the exception of two years spent in Kansas that was 
his life-long residence. 

For practically seventy years he was a familiar figure to the 
people of Clinton and De^^"itt County, and died with the good 
will of the people of the community following him to the grave. 


In his early life he followed the occupation of farming", and 
also served the people in minor civil capacities. Later in life he 
conducted a tile manufacturing plant at Clinton, and for a number 
of years preceding his death, he was engaged in conducting a pool 
and billiard parlor, which, it must be said to his credit, was man- 
aged in a clean and orderly manner. Accumulating' years and a 
slight stroke of paralysis, caused him to retire from an active 
and hardy life, and his last days were spent with his daughter, 
Mrs. Amy Walters, at W'interset, Iowa, where he succumbed to the 
inevitable on August 30, 1919. His body rests in beautiful Wood- 
lawn at Clinton. 

Early in life, at the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in 
Company C, Forty-first Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and served 
till August 20, 1864, when he was mustered out as sergeant. 

He participated in the following engagements : Fort Henry, 
Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Hatchie (or Metamora), Coldwa- 
ter and Vicksburg, and fifteen engagements on the Red River 
expedition. He was a member of the G. A. R., but had no other 
fraternal affiliations. He never affiliated with any church organiza- 
tion, but his preference was with the Christian ( Disciples) church 
and during the last years of life was regular attendant and sup- 
porter. Politically, he never wavered from the Republican faith. 

In choosing a mate, he selected Elizabeth Rebecca McPherson. 
daughter of Rev. William Alexander McPherson, then pastor of 
the Baptist church of Clinton, Illinois, who in turn was the son 
of Dr. Jesse C. McPherson, also a minister, but a physician as well. 

These McPhersons were natives of Taylor County, Tennessee, 
and the last named was the first treasurer of DeWitt County, Illi- 
nois. Elizabeth Rebecca Phares preceded her husband to the great 
eternity on December 7, 1900. 

They were the parents of six children, the first born, Frankie, 
dying in infancy. The others are Louis Sheridan, Paul Clay, Amy 
Lorena, William Marshall, Ina Hume. The first two named are de- 


AV No. 229 

Louis Sheridan Phares, eldest son of Francis M. and Elizabeth 
R. Phares, was born in Clinton, Illinois, ]\Iay 26, 1865, and died at 
New Grand Chain, Illinois, January 21, 1900. 

Mr. Phares was a man who, though never having acquired any 
particular trade or profession, was respected by all with whom he 
came in contact. He was one who easily made friends and held 


them. No truer attest of this fact could be cited tliau the vast 
throng' of friends who gathered at his grave to i)ay a last tribute 
to his memory. His Hfe was spent at hard work, and though 
small in stature, he possessed a remarkal^le ])h\ sicjue, and was 
hardy and strong above the average man. 

He grew to manhood in his boyhood home, l)ut his late years 
were spent at the scene of his death, where he was employed at 
bridge wx^rk on the Big Four railroad. While employed in this ca- 
pacity, he met with an accident in a diver's suit in the Ohio River 
at Cairo, wdiich about a year later induced paralysis, resulting in 
his death after a few days. 

His wife was Elsie Stevers, of New (irand Chain, who was of 
German extraction. They were the parents of four children, only 
two of wdiom are living, I'.essie and Paul, the latter residing at 
Clinton, Illinois. 

This son. Paul aspired to take part in the great war, enlisting" 
in both the army and navy, but was rejected because of physical 

The youngest son, Louis Sheridan, was a martyr to his country, 
having met his death in France on July 21, 1918. According to a 
letter received from Lieutenant Randolph L. ^Vadsworth of the 
Fifth Artillery, Louis S. Phares was on the line between Soissons 
and Rheims during the great allied offensive, and the enemy at 
the time was subjecting our lines to a fierce bombardment. Young 
Phares was killed by the explosion of a 77M bomb in close proximity 
to wdiere he and a number of companions were seated. He was 
only eighteen years old, and his remains are buried at Mounds, 
Illinois, which is the home of his mother, now a Mrs. Wheeler. 

The father, Louis S.. subject of this sketch, was a member of 
the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, who had charge of his 
funeral, and wdio educated two of his children. Bessie and Paul, at 
their magnificent home at Lincoln. He was not a member of any 
religious body, but a devout Ijeliexer in the Cospel, his preference 
being placed with the Christian (Disciples) church. 

The eldest child, I5essie. was born at Clinton, Illinois. On at- 
taining womanhood, she married a man named Cassidy, machinist at 
the Wabash shops. Decatur. Illinois. 

Two children were born to them. Later she married C. J. 
Nelson and there is one child by this union. Her present address 
is 6004 W'entworth Avenue, Chicago. 


AV No. 231 

Amy Lorena Phares, elder daughter of Francis M. and Eliza- 
beth R. Phares, was born in Clinton. Illinois, March 15, 1869. Here 
she grew to womanhood, and graduated from the public schools 
of that city. For several terms she taught country schools in that 

Here she met and married F. Eugene Walters on April 26, 1888, 
who at that time was a locomotive fireman on the Illinois Central. 
Shortly following this they engaged in farming, which has since 
been their life occupation and at which they have been successful. 
Their present home is on their own property near ]\Iason City, 

To them were born six children, as follows : Leila Maude, 
born June 3, 1889; AMlliam ]\Iarcellus, born September 20, 1893; 
Cecil Lloyd, born May 26, 1899; Stella May, born May 16, 1901; 
Verneille Louise and Louis Verdette, twins, born October 20, 1904. 

Leila Maude married Rav Douglas Robbins on March 7, 1911, 
at Sioux City, Iowa. Present address. Route 5, Clear Lake, Iowa. 

A\'illiam Marcellus, married Ellen Pederson on February 15, 
1916, at Clear Lake, Iowa. Their children are Maxina \^ernadette, 
born May 7, 1917; Robert Pershing, born November 17, 1918. Pres- 
ent address. Route 4, Clear Lake, Iowa. 

Cecil Lloyd married Lillian Emma Ransona on Septeml^er 2, 
1920, at Clear Lake, Iowa. He graduated from the public school 
at Holstein, Iowa, and during the World War served in the S. A. T. 
C. at Drake University, Des Moines, for a period of three months. 
Present address. Route 5, Clear Lake, Iowa. 

The mother and all children are members of the Christian 
(Disciples) church. 


AV No. 230 

Paul Clay Phares, second son of Francis Marion and Elizabeth 
Phares, was born in Clinton, Illinois, June 9, 1867, and died in To- 
peka, Kansas, April 9, 1918, being buried in that city. 

His schooling was cut short and at an early date he entered the 
service of Richard llutler in the office of the Clinton Public, and 
followed the occupation of printing all of his days. 

At the age of about sixteen years he went A\'est and located at 
Red Cloud, Nebraska, which was always considered his home, 


thiiui;h he lixed some }e;irs in l^^peka and was employed on the To- 
])eka Daily Capitid at the time Rew Clias. AI. Sheldon, author of 
"In His Steps," edited tliat paper for one week. 

At Red Cloud, on Octoher 26, 1886, he married Barhara New- 
house, daui^hter of a pioneer merchant (jf that place, and of full 
(ierman blood, though American born. To them were born four 
children, as follows: 

Charles, Plenry, Sheridan, and I'rederick. There is no information 
concerning these children, but Charles is a farmer living at Red Cloud, 
Nebraska. Another of the boys is a farmer in Kansas, another an 
attorney, probably at Lincoln, X'ebraska. The youngest b")-, bVed- 
erick, served his country in I-'rance during the great war. 

AV No. 232 

William Marsliall Phares, third son of b^rancis Marion and 
Elizabeth Rebecca t'hares. was born in Clinton, Illinois, Alarch 1*^, 
1875. Here he grew to manhood, attained a common school educa- 
tion, and on March 3, IS'H, was ap]irenticed to the printing trade 
in the office of the Clintfin Public, a weekly publication, owned by 
Richard Butler. 

After ele\'en years of continuous service in this office, he de- 
cided to tr}' the new and growing West, going to Red Cloud, Neb., 
with the idea of entering the newsi)aper Ijusiness with his l)rother, 
Paul C. Finding the field cn-ercrowded, he returned to Clinton and 
was employed in the office of the Clinton Register for about one 
}'ear and a half. On January 1, 1904, he became part owner (^f the 
Clinton Public (then a daily and weekly), with E. I!, r.entley, a 
school professor, and E. II. Porter, a printer, as co-oartners. This 
partnership continued for a period of three }'ears, during which 
time Mr. Phares occupied the ])osition of city editor of the publi- 
cation. He then sold his interest to his partners and mo\ed to 
Muskogee, Oklahoma, where for fourteen years he followed the 
trade of printing. I^ecause of a strike of the cnnimercial ])rinters on 
]\Iay 1, 1921, he sought new fields. 

Politically, he has been an unfailing Republican, and was the 
candidate of this party for the office of State Labor Commissioner 
of Oklahoma at the electon held in November, 1914. 

His religious faith since childhood has been placed with the 
Christian (Disciples) church, and he has been honored 1)}' this 
organization in more wa}S than one, having ser\-ed in the capacities 


of Sunday School Superintendent and Deacon, both in Illinois and 
Oklahoma, and has always been connected with church choir work. 

Fraternally, he is a member of the Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows, Knights of P3'thias (past presiding officer of Ijoth), 3.1asons 
and Modern Woodmen. He is also a Royal Prince of the D. O. K. 
K. He is a member of the Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F., of Oklahoma, 
and has received numerous honors at the hands of this order, having 
been district deputy grand master of his lodge for a period of seven 
continuous years (at this writing), president of the first real county 
organization of Muskogee county, actively assisted in the organiza- 
tion of the great Eastern Oklahoma District Association, compris- 
ing twenty-two counties, and is the author of a "lecture" used 
in passing candidates in the initiatory work of the order, which has 
met with universal favor over the state. 

On Christmas Day (Sunday), 1898, he was united in marriage 
to Mary Edda Hale, of Clinton, Illinois. The ceremony took place 
in their own home, furnished complete, which had been purchased 
from his meager salary of eight dollars per week. 

To them was born one son. Hale, on November 28, 1902. This 
boy received his education in the public schools of Aluskogee, Okla- 
homa, and graduated from that institution in the spring of 1920. 
Early in life he developed an inclination towards music, and ex- 
pended every eft'ort to perfect himself in that line. He is a finished 
flutist, his first professional engagement being with Harold Bach- 
man's Alillian Dollar Band en route from Muskogee to Palm 
Beach. He was then with a winter band at Jacksonville, Florida, 
for several weeks, and later connected with the famous Arcade 
theatre orchestra at Jacksonville. 

He was a mem])er of the Third Regiment, Oklahoma National 
Guard, Headquarters Company, at Muskogee, for a period of three 
years beginning July 24, 1918. 

Mr. and Airs. Phares are also the foster parents of Mildred 
Clare Turner, a half orphan and daughter of Clarence W. Turner, 
Jr., member of one of the old pioneer families of Muskogee. 

This child was a twin, lieing born at Lawton, Oklahoma, while 
her father was in the military service of the World War and located 
at Ft. Sill. Her birth took place on July 19, 1918, her twin brother 
dying at birth, and her mother, Mildred Spaulding Turner, living- 
only a few weeks. The child has ])een in possession of this famil}- 
since Labor Day, 1918. 


AV No. 233 

Ina Hume Phares, younger daughter of Francis Marion and 
Elizabetli Rebecca ! 'hares, was l)orn in Clinton, lUinois, I<>bruary 
27. 1879. She attained a common school education in the public 
schools of that city, and was married to George Kehr, of Bloom- 
ington, Illinois, in the fall of 18^)3. This union lasted but a short 
time, and in the year 1909 she became the wife of John lirown, of 
Memphis. Tennessee. There are no children by either marriage. 

Soon after this second marriage her health began to decline, and 
for several years her liome has been at Kankakee, Illinois. 

AIV No. 7S 

Melissa Jane, daughter of Samuel Clevinger and Sarah Marshall 
Phares, was born in Ohio, December 27th, 1837, moving to Illinois with 
her parents in 1847. 

She died at Breckenridge, Missouri, April 17th, 1901, aged sixty- 
three years, and was buried in Woodlawn, at Clinton, Illinois. 

Her first marriage was to James J. Kegarice, (now deceased), and 
they lived a long and happy life together. 

He served in the Civil War in Company F, Forty-first Illinois 
Vol. Inf., being discharged January 1st, 1863. 

Their children were Katherine, Ella, Jeanette, Adda Jane, and 
\\^innifred, all born at Clinton, Illinois. 

Later in life she married Asel Waldo (now deceased), a retired 
business man of Breckenridge, Missouri. 

AV No. 220 

Katherine Kegarice married Allen Tweed. For a number of 
years they resided at Clinton. They were parents of two children, 
Jessie and Fozie, both deceased. Residence, St. Joseph, Missouri. 


AV No. 221 

Ella Kegarice married William Dawson and they lived at Clinton 
a number of years. They had two children, Louise and Lucas. Louise 
married one Humphrey, and they had one child which died. Residence 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 


AV No. 222 

Jeanette Kegarice married Lincoln Kelley. son of Judge W. Riley 
Kelley, who in early days was a prominent attorney and politician of 
Central Illinois, but in later years was general solicitor for the Salt Lake 
and San Pedro Railroad. 

Their children were Riley and Winnifred Phares. For a number 
of years they residence at Lincoln, Nebraska, and Kansas City, Mo. 
After the death of Mr. Kelley, Jeanette married O. J. Blandin, and their 
home is at Eaton, Colo. 

AV No. 223 

Adda Jane Kegarice married Frank C. Davidson, of Clinton, Sep- 
tember 29, 1881. They had one child, Helen, born Frebruary 2S, 1884, 
and the mother died in young womanhood. 

Helen married Fred Shell, an attorney and stenographer of Clin- 
ton. He is now district court stenographer for Macon County at 
Decatur. They have one child. 

Frank C. Davidson was a prominent business man and politician 
of DeWitt Count}-, and for thirteen years was postmaster of Clinton 
under Republican administration. He was prominent not only in poli- 
tics, but in social and fraternal affairs, being identified with the Knights 
of Pythias and B. P. O. E. 

He was born in Champaign County, Illinois, December 28, 1853, 
and died at Clinton, May 19, 1918. 


AV No. 224 

Winnifred Kegarice married Allie Newman, a merchant of Clin- 
ton. They shortly moved to Missouri, which has since been their home 

at Breckenbridge. They had five children, Lynn, Sylvia, , 

Melissa and Elmira. 


AIV No. 76 

Amy Ellen Phares, daughter of Sarah Marshall and Samuel Clev- 
inger Phares, was born in Ohio, July 19, 1840, and died at Clinton, Illi- 
nois, May 5, 1905. She became the wife of Leander McGraw, son of 


Judge John J. IMcCiraw, and her home was always at Chnton. The 
hushand died many years ago. 

Leander MeGraw was captain of Company D, 107th 111. Vol. Inf., 
in the Civil War. 

Their children : 


AV No. 225 

John J. McGraw born on March 13, 1862 at Clinton, and raised 
there. Most of his life spent at Joplin, Missouri, where he followed 
mining. Now in New Mexico recuperating health. 


AV No. 226 

Samuel Phares McGraw born C)ctober 2S. 1865, raised and edu- 
cated at Clinton, Illinois. Most of life spent at Joplin, Missouri, where 
he died in 1919. Married Temy Orea, of Joplin, who died in 1918. 
Was engaged in mercantile business latter part of life, but had spent 
much time at mining. 


AV No. 227 

Eddie Lulu McGraw born June 6th, 1888, reared and educated at 
Clinton. Married Charles Jeffery. She died during the "flu" epidemic 

Children : 

Anita, born and educated at Clinton. Married Marion Johnson, 
son of prominent farmer. They are parents of four children, three 
living; one of a pair of twin boys (born June 3, 1913) died after 
one day of life. 

Children: Woodrow, Hulda Alice, Joseph, and Louise Johnson. 

Leonard, born and raised at Clinton. Married Roselle Kemp. 
March 25, 1912, ceremony performed by Justice Mary I. Phares. 
Served in World War. Sergeant Co. A, Water Tank Train No. 302, 
A. E. F. 

Other children who with the father all live at Clinton are : Man- 
ford, Maude, Charleen, Helen. 

Bliss married Louise Delbridge. Three children, Charles, Helen, 

Maude, stenographer, Chicago. 

Charleen married John Greer. One child. Norma Lue. 



AV No. 228 

Hallie McGraw born February 13, 1878, and raised at Clinton. 

Married Raymond Bowden, a printer of Maroa, Illinois, their home. 

Children : Halmond, Evelyn, Bonnie, Shon, and Martha Margaret, 

AIV No. 78 

Sarah Louisa Phares, daughter of Sarah Marshall and Samuel C. 
Phares, was born in Ohio, March 25, 1843, and died at the home of 
her son in Decatur, Illinois, June 25, 1908. 

She was married twice, first to James Payne, a photographer. 

Some years after his decease she was again married to Golze 

(now deceased), who had a son William, a railroad telegrapher with 
the Illinois Central at Clinton. Nearly all of her life was spent in and 
near Clinton, where she was well known. There was only one child. 

AV No. 256 

Wid S. Payne, son of Sarah Phares Payne, born in Clinton, Illi- 
nois, about 1866. He was married to Maude Kent, daughter of a prom- 
inent merchant of Clinton. They were parents of two children, Marie 
and Elizabeth. Marie married Merle M. Myers in December 1908. 
Mr. Payne, in early manhood, and for many years, was a barber and 
conducted a successful business, both in Illinois and California. Present 
family residence, Decatur, Illinois. 

AIV No. 79 

(By Mrs. Belle Woodward Willmore) 

Margaret M. Phares, daughter of Samuel C. and Sarah Phares 
was born in Butler County, Ohio, February 4th, 1846. 

She came with her parents to DeWitt County, Illinois when a 
child. She was a twin sister to Juliett A. Phares. 

She was first married to John P. Woodward. To this union six 
children were born — Fred Oliver. Francis Free. Sarah Isabelle, Helen 
Maud, Nellie Blanche, and John J. Woodward. 

Her second marriage was to Ira Mattix, and to this union one 
son Vance Vorhees, was born. 

Margaret Mattix resides at Lanes, Illinois. 



AV No. 237 

Fred Woodward, son of Margaret and John \\ Woodward, was 
born October 1st, 18()5, in Cbnton, Illinois. 

He married Martba A. Hurley, (deceased), wbo was an accom- 
plisbed musician. To tliis union two children were born, Lloyd Esel 
and Olive Belle \\^oodward. 

Lloyd E. married Maurine Miller. Both were graduates of the 
Clinton high school. They have one daughter, Martha Mac W^ood- 
ward. Their home is at Lane, Illinois. 

Olive Belle Woodward was born in Lane. She graduated from 
Clinton High School. She studied music at Bloomington, and attended 
business college at Decatur. Attended summer school at Champaign 
in 1920. 


AV No. 238 

Frank Woodward was born at Clinton, October 28, 1867. He 
married Alta Margaret Stone of Lane, IlHnois. He engaged in farm- 
ing and school teaching. 

To this union three children were born — C)pal Fern, Bly Laverne, 
and Helen Audrey Woodward. 

Opal Fern Woodward married John Renolds. To them was Ijorn 
one daughter, Helen Marie Renolds. 

Bly Laverne married Ora Lucille Jenkins. They ha\e one daugh- 
ter, Roberta Woodward. 

Helen Audrey Woodward graduated from Clinton high school in 
1920. Went to Normal in 1920 and taught the winter of 1920-1921. 


AV No. 239 

Sarah Isabelle is the daughter of Margaret and John P. Wood- 
ward, born January 22, 1870, near Maroa, Macon County, Illinois. 
Before her marriage she was engaged in dressmaking. (From this 
relative, on February 23, 1921, I received a letter which I believe to be 
the first communication from the Phares family with any of the famih' 
east of Illinois in sixty years. In her first letter she ga\'e me most 
of the names in the chart. I thank you, Belle. The Author.) 

She was married to Charles Curtis W^illmore, who was born east 
of Clinton, Illinois, March 17, 1873. 


They were married April 12, 1905 at Lincoln, Nebraska, by Rev. 
Franklin of the Christian Church. 

Their first occupation was farming, and later entered the cream 
and produce business at Hebron, Nebraska, where they now reside. 

The hereditary twin incident again returns in this family. They 
were the parents of five children — Arthur and Wanda, twins, Kenneth 
Burdette, and Ruby and Ruth, twins. Arthur and Kenneth died in 
infancy. Wanda Margaret was in the gradating class of High School 
in 1921. Ruth and Ruby are in school at Hebron. 

AV No. 240 

Helen Maud \\'oodward, daughter of Margaret and John P Wood- 
ward was born February 21, 1872 near Maroa, Macon County, Illinois. 

She married Tillford Willmore, brother of C. C. 

They were first engaged in farming and in the real estate business. 
He is at present post-master of Hebron, Nebraska. 

Three children were born to them, one dying in infancy. True to 
family form, the next two Zelma and Velma born February 26, 1903. 
Both graduated from the Hebron High School in 1920. Both are 
teaching, Zelma at Staddard. Nebraska, and Velma at Gilliad, Neb- 
raska. Their home is at Hebron. 

AV No. 241 

Nellie B. Woodward is the daughter of Margaret and John P. 
W^oodward, born July 9th, 1875, near Lane, Illinois. She married Lee 

To this union six children were born — Forest Lee, Sylva D., 
Phares Gay, Bulah, Frederick, and Freda Lee Thompson. Their home 
is at Ospur, Illinois. 

Forrest and Sylva both served their country in France, and Phares 
was in training when the war closed. Forrest married Bulah Bentley, 
in Clinton, in 1920. 


AV No. 242 

John J. Woodward is the son of Margaret and John P. Woodward 
born November 5, 1877, near Lane, Illinois. 


He married Lee (Irahani, of Lane. They moved to Nevada, Mis- 
souri. He was a school director for thirteen years, a farmer and 
merchant later. 

They have two daughters — Bernice and Oleta. Both in school at 



AV No. 243 

Vance V. Mattix is the son of Margaret Phares and Ira Mattix. 
her second husband. He was born July 29th, 1882, near Lane. 

He married Gay Fosnaugh at White Heath, Illinois. They are the 
parents of three children — Brent, Margie, and Wils Mattix. Their 
home is near Lane, Illinois. 

AIV No. 80 

(By William Marshall Phares) 

Tuliett Amanda Phares, twin of Margaret Miranda, and daughter 
of Samuel Clevinger Phares, was born in Butler County, Ohio, Febru- 
ary 4, 1846. Moved to Illinois with parents at the age of one year. 

First marriage was to James Lafferty, a prominent farmer of 
DeWitt County, by whom all her children were born. After his death, 
and in late life she marrierl a Mr. Wilson, now deceased. 

Juliett Amanda died at Jacksonville. Illinois, July 21st. PM8. 
and was buried in Woodlawn at Clinton. 

Her children — 


AV No. 244 

Eliza Ellen Laiterty, born in Clinton, where she grew to woman- 
hood, graduated from the high school, and was prominent in social 
circles. Married Elmer S. Nixon, bank cashier. 

Later moved to Kansas City, Mo., and died at Melbcrn, Kansas, 
March 22, 1917. Buried in Woodlawn at Clinton, Illinois. 

Their children: Henry L., Chicago; Dean, Melbern, Kansas. 

AV No. 245 

Minnie L. LaiTerty, born and reared at Clinton, Illinois. Married 
Henry W. Schumacher, an attorney of Eldorado, Kansas, their home. 
Children: Allene and Julia. 



AV No. 246 

Kate Lafferty, born and raised at Clinton, Illinois, where most 
of her life has been lived. Now with sister at Eldorado, Kansas. (We 
are indebted to her for valuable records of William and Nellie Cole. 


AV No. 247 

Alice E. Lafferty, born at DeWitt, Illinois, December 25, 1872. 
Lived in Clinton most of her life, and died there January 30, 1914. She 
was ill most of her life, but maintained a cheerful disposition through it 

The entire family are Methodists. 

AIV No. 81 

Mary Edwards Phares, youngest daughter of Samuel Clevinger 
Phares, was born near Maynesville, Illinois, February 22, 1848. 

She was raised and educated at Clinton. Became the wife of 
William Henry Harrison, who served Dewitt County as Circuit Qerk 
from 1872 to 1880. They went west and for many years lived at 
Leadville, Colorado, where Mr. Harrison was interested in mining 
propositions, and was also City and County Judge for several terms. 
He died at South Marshfield, Oregon, August 10th. 1917. 

Mrs. Harrison died in January 1922. Their children : 


AV No. 248 

Lloyd Harrison, born at Clinton, Illinois, married, and living at 


AV No. 249 

Louise Harrison, born at Clinton. Married Edward D. McArthur. 
They have two children, William and Mary McArthur. 
Residence, South Marshfield, Oregon. 


AIV No. 82 

Samuel Martin Phares, youngest child of Samuel C. and Sarah 
Marshall Phares, was horn near Waynesville, Illinois, July 3. 1850. 

At maturity, he married Elizaheth Morgan, whose death occurred 
at Leroy, Illinois, in Novcmher 1907. 

For a numher of years they followed farming near Farmer City, 
later they moved to McLean County wdiere Mr. Phares hecame post- 
master at Sabina. He conducted a general store in connection, but 
after a few years, returned to farming near Leroy. 

Their children were: Oscar M. and Welby. 


AV No. 250 

Oscar Phares, born near Farmer City, is a prominent and success- 
ful clothing merchant at Leroy. 

His wife was Clara LaMonte, and they have one child. 

For a number of years he has been Secretary of the Leroy Fair 


AV No. 251 

Welby Phares married Alice Moore, and resides at Hedges, Mont., 
where he homesteaded one hundred and sixty acres in 1908. 
His father lives with him. 




AIII No. 11 

Seth Smith Marshall was the youngest son of William and Eliza- 
beth Cole Marshall. He was born October 27th, 1813. 

He was married in Greene County, Ohio, on November 10, 1836, 
to Jane Van Brant. It is a question undecided with myself whether 
Smith Marshall was born in Virginia or Ohio. 

He was the youngest child of William and Elizabeth Cole Mar- 
shall, excepting Mary Ann Marshall, who was born in Ohio, February 
4. 1816. A^ary Ann died before her parents left Ohio, and we have no 
record of her being married. 

Smith Marshall, after his marriage, lived with his parents on the 
old home place near Cortsville, Ohio. Six of his children were born in 
Ohio. In the year 1849, his brothers, Robert and William, and his two 
sisters. Elizabeth Marshall Lunbeck and Mary Ann, had passed away. 
His brothers, John, Benjamin, and Freeman, and his sister, Sarah, had 
all left Ohio, leaving but one sister. Eleanor Marshall, besides himself, 
in Ohio with the old folks. 

On April 8, 1849, Seth Smith Marshall, his wife, six children, 
and his father and mother left Ohio for Louisa County, Iowa, where 
two of his brothers had previously settled. They went to Cincinnati, 
thence down the r)hio river, and up the Mississippi to Burlington, and 
then overland to Cairo, Iowa, where they settled on one hundred and 
sixty acres of land near his brother, John Marshall. At that place he 
reared his family. 

He died on January 12, 1877. After reaching Iowa, there were 
three children born to them. At this time (1922) there are five of 
his children still living, whose names appear farther on. 

Smith Marshall's wife, Jane Van Brant, was certainly a remarkable 
woman. In 1921, when I visited Iowa, and was driven many miles over 
Louisa County, at every stopping place I heard something of Jane Van 
Brant. W'herever I went among her family, I was shown samples of 
her handiwork. Among them, a purse made of beads of various colors 
that she had made in 1831 ; another a splendidly designed quilt, and 
many other articles. She was certainly a woman of marvelous industry. 



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George S. Marshall, her grandson, writes me the following: 

"In regard to anything that I remember of my grandfather's day, 
will say that he died when I was about four years old. So don't remem- 
ber anything about him. But in regard to my grandmother, will say 
that she was a ''clipper." She was left alone about forty-three years 
ago, and all she had was a lot of debts. 

Well, she had jersey blood in her, and she set to work to ])ut things 
in shape. She would raise garden truck and delixer it to all towns 
within twelve or fifteen miles of her home. She lived alone for quite 
awhile, and at the age of ten years I went to stay with her, and (Jh Boy ! 
how my back would ache when she would keep me hoeing in the garden 
on hot days. 

She made good and paid off all debts, and had some money left 
when she died. Bier only aim in life was hard-work, and she surely 
did her share. .She passed away August 24, l'*01." 

Of the large family of Seth Smith Marshall and Jane V^an Brant, 
whose descendents are man}-, most of them are located in and about 
Louisa County. 

AIV No. 83 

William H. Marshall was the first son of wS. S. Marshall and Jane 
Van Brant Marshall. He was born in ( )hio, March 23rd, 1837 and 
died March 14, 1887. 

William H. Marshall enlisted in the I'^th Iowa Regiment of V^olun- 
teers in 1862. He was severely wounded at Perry Grove. After he was 
discharged he returned to his home in Louisa County, Iowa, where he 

Lie married Rachel Fox on March 14th, 18.^7. They were the 
parents of seven children, as follows: 

AV No. 232 
Chalmers Marshall, the son of William H. and Rachel Marshall. 
was born in Iowa, and married Lizzie Chrisman. 

They were the parents of three children, William Marshall, Ar- 
mina Marshall, and Lucile Marshall, \Villiam Marshall enlisted at 
Brownley. California. Served in the World's War. 

AV No. 253 
Cora Marshall was the second child of William H. and Rachel 
Marshall, born in Iowa and married Ralph Butler. 


To them were born three children as follows : Estella Butler, AVI, 
who married E. E. Higgenbottom ; Alice Butler, AVI, who married 
Louis Otto. They have two children, Pauline Otto, AVII, and Richard 
Otto, AVII. Drury Butler, AVI, who married Louise Powers. They 
have one child, Ralph Butler, AVII. 


AV No. 254 

William Marshall, third child of William H. and Rachel Marshall 
was born in Iowa and married Lizzie Welch. 

They have three children as follows. Matae Marshall, AVI, Dale 
Marshall, AVI, and Chalmers Marshall, AVI. 


AV No. 255 

Mayme Marshall, the fourth child of William H. and Rachel 
Marshall was born in Iowa and married Frank Fulton, to whom were 
born two children, as follows: Jesse Fulton. AVI, and Mene Fulton, 
AVI. Jesse Fulton enlisted and served in the World's War. Now living 
at Iowa City. 

AV No. 256 

Jesse Marshall was the fifth child of William H. and Rachel Mar- 
shall, born in Iowa, and married Laura Bakie. They have three child- 
ren as follows : Ralph Marshall, AVI, Ruth Marshall, AVI, and Morris 
Marshall, AVI, who enlisted in the S. A. T. C. Co. L 350th Infantry 
88th Division. Received his training at Camp Dodge, Iowa. Died at 
Columbus Junction, Iowa, in 1920. 


AV No. 257 

Austian Marshall was the sixth child of William H. and Rachel 
Marshall, born in Iowa, and married Anna Headrick. 
They have one child, Lucile Marshall, AVI. 


AV No. 258 

Alpha was the youngest child of William H. and Rachel Marshall. 

He married Fannie Isett. They have six children as follows : 
Clara Marshall. AVI, Lillian Marshall, AVI, Dorothy Marshall, AVI, 
Mary Marshall, AVI, Harold Marshall, AVI, and Howard Marshall. 


AIV No. 85 

Levannah ALirshall was the first daughter of Setli Smith Marshall 
and Jane Van Brant. She was horn in Ohio, Decemher 10, 1840. 

She married Jerome Mullen, in Iowa. They lived together fifty 
years. Mr. Mullen died four years ago, and Mrs. Mullen and her 
daughter, live at the old home place near Headrick, Iowa. 

In Fehruar}', 1*^21, I visited Mrs. Mullen at her home. She was 
then past eighty years old. hut is an exceptionally well preserved woman 
for her age. We had a \ery ])1easant hour's chat, and her memory 
is quite clear of events hack seventy years ago. She gave a very inter- 
esting account of their trip from Ohio down the Ohio, up the Missis- 
sippi and overland to Cairo. She is authority for the statement that 
her grandfather William Marshall, and grandmother. Elizaheth Cole, 
were very religious people. She also stated that when in Ohio, they 
considered her Uncle William Marshall the aristocrat of the family. 
When he would visit his father, he would hring his family in a carriage, 
and a carriage at that time was a curiosity in the neighborhood. 

Mrs. Mullen has been a very strong character. Her countenance 
displays it, and her conversation is extremely interesting. They live in 
a beautiful agricultural country, and in a nice home, where she is 
passing the sunset of life, pleasantly surrounded by her family. 

They were the parents of six children as follows: 


AV No. 25"^ 

Addie Mullen was the first child of Levannah Marshall and Jerome 
Mullen. She married William Chissinger. 

They have three children, Lloyd Chissinger, AVI, Willie Chis- 
singer, AVI, and Pearl Chissinger, AVI. 

AV No. 260 

Charlie Mullen was the second child of Levannah and Jerome ]\Iul- 
len. He marrierl Linnie Skinner. 

AV No. 261 

Leander Mullen was the third child of Levannah and Jerome 

AV No. 262 

Lottie Mullen was the fourth child of Levannah and Jerome Mul- 
len. She married William Hunter. 

They have three children as follows : Ray Hunter, AVT, Leroy 
Hunter, AVI, and Wilma Hunter, AVI. Leroy Hunter enlisted June, 
1917 in the Rainbow Division. Mustered out in 1919. 

AV No. 263 
Elsie Mullen is the fifth child of Levannah and Jerome Mullen. 

AV No. 264 

Ethel Mullen is the sixth and youngest child of Levannah and 
Jerome Mullen. 

She married Miller Owens. They have two children, Gladys 
Owens, AVI, and Lester Owens, AVI. 

As I understand it, the family of Levannah Marshall all lived 
in the neighborhood of Headrick, Iowa. I met a few of them and they 
are fine types of American citizen. 

AIV No. 86 

Ellen Marshall is the second daughter of Seth Smith Marshall 
and Jane Van Brant. She was born in Ohio February 8, 1843. 

She married John Humiston. They are living in Columbus Junc- 
tion, Iowa. I heard quite a little of Ellen Marshall Humiston before 
meeting her at her home. She is entirely different from her sister 
Levannah. She is slim physically, and is lively and active as a girl of 
twenty. She has the reputation of continually keeping things going. 
When I met her, I was satisfied that she was fully worthy of the repu- 
tation, — a very pleasant lady. 

It was at her home that I definitely settled the problem that had 
been bothering me for a long time in regard to our great grand- 
father, William Marshall's family. It was in her home that I found 
the old Bible containing the dates, names, etc., of all of the family, 
which is copied verbatim in the Wiliam Marshall Senior history. I 


had put in much time trying to get that record straightened out witl: 
Mrs. Rebecca Spaits. with Mrs. Henry Allen and Mrs. Jerome Mullen. 
It was a fortunate finding, when I found that Bible. 

I had but a short time to spare when visiting her. and was not 
aware that there was a host of the other branches of the family in 
Columbus Junction when I was there. Had I known it. and taken 
a day or two's time, I could have added many other relatives to my 
acquaintance, and doubtless had much more information to record. 

John Humiston enlisted and served in the War of the Rebellion 
in the First Missouri Engineers. After being mustered out of the 
service he returned to Louisa County where he died in 1918. 

The Humistons are parents of five children as follows: 


AV No. 265 

Charles Humiston, first child of Ellen Marshall and John Humis- 
ton, married Cora Van Horn. 

They are the parents of five children as follows: Hattie Humiston, 
AVI. (deceased), left one child (jlenn. Glenn Humiston, AVI. married 
Louise Haitsock. Walter Humiston, AVI, Paul Humiston. AVI. and 
Harold Humiston, AVI. 


AV No. 266 

Lewis Humiston was the second child of Ellen Marshall and John 


AV No. 267 

Emma Humiston was the third child of Ellen Marshall and John 
Humiston. She married William Van Horn. 

They have four children as follows : X'errel \'an Horn, AVI. 
Bertha Van Horn, AVI. married Lynn Devore and have three children, 
Ruby Devore. xWTI, Lucile Devore. AVII. and Frances Devore. AVII. 
Bernice Van Horn. AVI. a twin sister of Bertha, married William 
Warner. Floyd Van Horn. AVI. Dorothy \'an Horn, .VVI. X^errcl 
Van Horn enlisted February 22, 1918. in Co. 2, 1st Bn. 163rd D. B. 
He was discharged December 12, 1918. Received his training at Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Died November 12, 1921. 



AV No. 268 

Ollie Humiston is the fourth child of Ellen Marshall and John 
Humiston. She married Glenn Helmick. 


AV No. 269 

Edna Humiston is the youngest child of Ellen Marshall and John 
Humiston. She married Carl Grandy. They have three children, 
Lucile Grandy, AVI. Carl Grandy, AVI and Melvin Grandy, AVI. 

AIV No. 87 

Elizabeth Marshall is the third daughter of Seth Smith Marshall 
and Jane Van Brant. She was born in Ohio, March 26, 1845. 

She was first married to Benjamin Watts, and was married the 
second time to Samuel Trible. They live in Louisa County. Their 
children were as follows. 


AV No. 270 

Addie Watts, first daughter of Elizabeth Marshall and Benjamin 
Watts, married Richard Partington. They have two children as fol- 
lows : Clyde Partington, AVI, who married Anna Wince ; they are the 
parents of eight children as follows: Helen AVII, Belva, AVII, Mil- 
dred, AVII, Ethel, AVII, Ruth, AVII, and Vera Partington, AVII. 
who married John Dickey and have two children, Viola, AVIII and 
Verlee, xWIII, Neva Partington, AVII, and Dorothy Partington, 
AVII, who married Floyd Bolton. They have one child Floyd Bolton, 
AVIII. Royce Partington, AVI, who married Clara Warner, has one 
child, Russel Partington, AVII. 

AV No. 271 

John Watts was the son of Elizabeth Marshall and Benjamin 



AV No. 273 

Zola Trible is the daiii^hter of Elizabeth Marshall and her second 
husband, Samuel Trible. She married Edward Einlev, and has one 
daughter Lula Finley, AVE 


AV No. 274 

Beve Trible is the son of Elizabeth Marshall and Samuel Trible. 
He married Addv Finley. They have three children, Erma Trible, 
AVI, Charlie Trible, AVI, and Helen Trible, AVE 

AV No. 275 

Bessie Trible is the daughter of Elizabeth Marshall and Samuel 

She married Charles Brimer. They have one daughter, Nora 
Brimer, AVE 


AV No. 276 

Birdie Trible is the daughter of Elizabeth Marshal! and Samuel 

She married Jesse Ives. 

AIV No. 88 

John Freeman Marshall the second son of Smith Marshall and 
Jane Van Brant was born in Ohio, August 4th, 1847. 

He came with his parents to Cairo, Iowa, in 1840 and is living 
there at the present time, 1022. He married Lunettie Littsey. 

John Marshall is one of the ten tirst cousins of my father that are 
still living, whom I met in February 1921. He resides in the little old 
town of Cairo, near where he has lived all his life. 

His wife is a very attractive, pleasant woman. She reminded 
me somewhat of a reputation of Jane \"an Brant, her husband's mother. 
Her hospitality is something that one who visits her will never for- 
get. I was mighty glad to get these two of the few remaining mem- 
bers of the Fourth Generation. 

They were the parents of nine children. 



AV No. 277 

Norman W. Marshall is the son of John Freeman and Lunettie 
Marshall. He married Minnie Biggs. They have three children, Elmer 
Marshall, AVI, who married Lillian Vollmer. They have one son, 
Keith Marshall, AVIL Walter Marshall, AVI, who married Myrtle 
Silverly. He was in the World's War. Cecil Marshall, AVI who was 
in the World's War, six months over seas. 


AV No. 278 

George S. Marshall was the second son of John Freeman Marshall 
and Lunettie Marshall. He married Dora Speck. 

It was from George S. Marshall in 1909. that I received the first 
information that I ever had of the Marshall family in Iowa. In Feb- 
ruary 1921, I went to Wapello where he lives. 

George S. Marshall is a fine, upright, clean, manly, fellow. He is 
a good business man, and is engaged in the automobile business in 
Wapello, Iowa. He owns one of the best brick buildings in the town. 
He is a highly respected citizen of that neighborhood. He very kindly 
drove me all over the country. On our trips for miles and miles^, nearly 
every house we came to, he pointed out as where some of the Marshall 
descendants lived. 

They were the parents of six children, five of whom are living 
as follows : Verne H. Marshall, AVI, who married Hazel Blunt. He 
was in the World's War. Russel Marshall, AVI, was in the World's 
War and is now living at Hollywood, California. Harry O. Marshall. 
AVI, who is in the United States Army, and at present is at Van- 
couver, Washington. Ona L. Marshall, AVI, (deceased), Ervie M. 
Marsall AVI, and Rex E. Marshall, AVI. 


AV No. 279 

Lewis A. Marshall was the third son of John Freeman and Lunet- 
tie Marshall. He married Delia Hartman. They were the parents of 
four children as follows : Floyd Marshall, iWI, wdio served in the 
World's Wr. He married Viola Rice. Lloyd Marshall, AVI (de- 
ceased), Beatrice Marshall, AVI, married Henry x\rthur. Merritt 
Marshall, AVI. 



AV No. 280 

Benjamin F. Marshall is the fourth son of John Freeman Marshall 
and Lunettie Marshall. He married Ola Congrove. They had four 
children as follows: Goldie Marshall, AVI, Lela Marshall, AVI, Leslie 
Marshall, AVI (deceased), and Ronald Marshall, AVI. 

AV No. 281 

Nora B. Marshall, fifth child of John Marshall and Lunettie 
Marshall married C. H. Smith. 

They were the parents of five children as follows : Vera Smith, 
AVI, Harold Smith, AVI, Merle Smith, AVI, Raymond Smith, AVI, 
and Darwin Smith, AVI. 


AV No. 282 
Fred Marshall is the son of John Freeman and Lunettie Marshall. 

( Deceased) 

AV No. 284 

Josephine Marshall, daughter of John Freeman and Lunettie 
Marshall, married Bailey Van Horn. They have one child, Miriam 
Van Horn, AVI. 


AV No. 285 

Joseph Marshall is the youngest son of John Freeman and Lunet- 
tie Marshall. He married Susan Cod}'. 


AIV No. 89 

Rebecca Marshall was the daughter of Seth Smith Marshall and 
Jane Van Brant. She was born in Iowa on November 5th, 1849. 


She married W. W. Williams. W. W. Williams was in the Iowa 
Cavalry and served during the entire Civil War. They live in Wapello. 
She is another of the living first cousins of my father. 

They are the parents of two children. 


AV No. 286 

Everett Williams is the son of Rebecca Marshall and W. W. Wil- 
liams. He married Minnie Wince, and they have three children, Roy 
Williams, AVI, who was in the United States Army ; Bernice Williams, 
AVI, who married Blain Hawkins ; and Doris Williams. 


AV No. 287 

Blanche Williams is the daughter of Rebecca Marshall and W. W. 
Williams. She married Lafayette Hare. They have one daughter, 
Dorothy, AVI. 


AIV No. 90 

Lucy Marshall was the daughter of Smith and Jane Marshall. She 
was born May 3, 1852, in Iowa. 

She married George Maddux. They have four children as follows. 


AV No. 288 

Edward Maddux was the son of Lucy Marshall and George 
Maddux. He married Mary Russell and they have three children., 
Flossie Russell, AVI. Arthur Russell, AVI, and William Russell, AVI. 


AV No. 289 

May Maddux (deceased), was the daughter of Lucy Marshall and 
George Maddux. She married Alvin Sellers. 



AV No. 290 

Forest Maddux was the son of Lucy Marshall and George Mad- 
dux. He married Mary Shupe. Forest Maddux was in the World's 


AV No. 291 

Orpha Maddux was the daughter of Lucy Marshall and George 
Maddux. She married Bud McGill. They have one daughter, Estella 
McGill AVL 


AIV No. 91 

Smith Freemont Marshall was the youngest son of Seth Smith 
Marshall and Jane Van Brant. He was horn September f>, 1856, and 
died in October 1884. 

He married Edith W^iodruff, and to them were born two children. 


AV No. 292 

Beuna Marshall, daughter of Smith Freemont Marshall was mar- 
ried to Jack Hozard. 


AV No. 293 

Bertha Marshall, daughter of Smith Freeman Marshall died when 
eighteen years of ajje. 




In beginning this last chapter, for the first time I am undecided 
as to what to write. It is not for lack of words, or even of ideas. Many 
incidents and developments of my year's research crowd my mind for 
expression, and the question is, not what I think, not what has so 
interested me with my narrow outlook, but what will be of interest 
to those who will read this book, and not be a waste of printer's ink. 

Above and beyond the many interesting individuals and incidents 
herein recorded, is the thought of the large number of descendents from 
one son of the original John Marshall. We know he had one other 
son, and maybe several more. With the thousand or more whom we 
know, it is interesting to speculate of the many, many others that are 
a part of the good citizens of this great country, from one end of it 
to the other. 

Another thing that has been of absorbing interest is the finding 
of so many kindred of whom we never heard, and of whose existence 
we had no idea. 

To me the brightest page of all this was the discovery in my early 
search of the Freeman Marshall Family, from whom we had not heard 
for more than sixty years. You recall the forty odd pages of his his- 
tory further back in these pages. 

To appreciate those kin-folks, you should meet them face to face 
as I have, and among them you would find the best in education, the 
most consistent culture, profound professional ability, and as much 
feminine beauty as any family can boast. 

That little incident of "Phares" in electrics, resulted in as much 
interest to me as the Guiding Star did to those Wise Men of the East. 

To Fannie Spaits Merwin of that family, we are largely indebted 
for whatever of credit there is in the completion of this book, since 
her encouragement, her advice, her patience and good-will have been 
a constant spur to my activity in its production, besides deleting from 
it bad breaks and bad grammar. 

I wish that every member of the Marshall Family could meet this 
splendid, industrious, educated woman, her fine Mother of eighty-seven 
years, and her courageous, beautiful sisters. The Marshalls are notor- 


iously a proud set wherever you find them. If you meet these people 
as I have, you will step just a little higher. 

Another family of great interest to me is the Phares Family. My 
information in this case was more complete. 

I knew where they settled in Illinois, hut like the Freeman Mar- 
shalls, nothing was heard from them for sixty years. 

It was comparatively easy to find them, and learn there had heen 
thirteen children, including three pairs of twins. Sarah Marshall was a 
twin sister to Benjamin Marshall. Her brothers, Robert and James, 
were twins. Robert had one pair of twin boys, and Freeman had twin 
boys, all of whom died when small children. 

So it seems the twin incident was hereditary. 

I was not so fortunate for a time in finding a member of this 
family who could give as complete a history of the family as I should 
have liked to have. 

The granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. Willmore, of Hebron, Nebraska 
gave me a very complete record of the whole family, and did her best 
to supply a history of the family. 

Man}' of her relatives failed to supply her with information, and 
that they are not mentioned is their fault and not hers. With her 
family cares, and all. we are thankful for the help she has given to 
have her family properly recorded. 

To William Marshall Phares, of Muskogee. Oklahoma, we are in- 
debted for further and camplete information. An item of first import- 
ance, mentioned by him will be presented further on in this chapter. 

I have met and been acquainted with some of the descendants of 
all but two of the eleven children of William Marshall. The Phares 
family is one, and Eliza Marshall Lunbeck, the other. I have no doubt 
I have seen some of the Phareses and did not know it, since thirty years 
ago I was about Clinton and Maroa, Illinois, when there were many of 
them there. 

\\x found our first ancestor of whom we have information. John 
Marshall, a Quaker, in Chester County, Pennsylvania. His son, William, 
was born there. 

From the shores of Delaware Bay we then traced him over the 
hills to Frederick County, Maryland, and thence through wondrous 
views to the pass in the mountains, where the Potomac River makes its 
way to Washington, which City, the Capital of our country did not 
exist when he journeyed there. (Iver the rocky bed of the Potomac he 
surely passed at Harper's Ferry. Up the steep hills from there, he 
wended his wa_\- to Frederick County, Virginia, thirty miles away. 


In the little old court-house at Winchester, we found in the old 
records, of his marriage to Betsy Cole (Elizabeth Cole), and the bond 
given with his marriage, one hundred and thirty years ago. There, 
nine hundred feet above Washington on the wide plateau^ between the 
two mountain ranges, their eyes viewed in the East the beautiful Blue 
Ridge, and on the W^est the North Mountains in their majestic mag- 

From thence, over the Alleghenies and the rivers without bridges, 
and the hills to Greene County, Ohio. There after a pause, on, still 
on, over the prairies and Mississippi River to Iowa, his final resting 

We have located his descendants in many states, from the Atlantic 
to the Pacific Oceans, and up into the north lands of Canada, and down 
in the southern states. 

We have found them in all the occupations and professions of the 

We have found them respectable, honest, upright citizens, doing 
their full share of life's work, wherever they have been, and wherever 
they are. Not once have we discovered where even one has been a crim- 
inal nor has had a door locked upon him. Nor has there been a stain or 
disgrace left upon the fair escutcheon of the Marshall name by any 
lineal descendant that has come to our knowledge after all thas research 
and investigation. 

Our biographical sketches and mention of many others^, may leave 
an impression to the reader that they were all an easy going people, 
without the usual elements of human nature, except that many of them 
lifted themselves by their boot-straps from comparative poverty to 
aft'luence and influence. 

Never believe it. The history of people for centuries discloses 
that those of the Quaker Faith are the most dogged in their ways and 
opinions. In the colonial days they were whipped, fined, stocked, and 
hung, without a change in their nature. 

Our Marshall ancestors including William Sr., were Quakers. 
Since his time the large majorit}^ have been Methodists. When Quakers 
and Methodists, or any other modern denominations, have gone into the 
melting pot, and been fused, the result is aggression and nothing less. 

Ambition for better or different things has been manifest through- 
out this family. 

There were those of the artistic teuipcramcnt, who with the handi- 
caps of environment and opportunity, strove for years with the brush 
and palette to produce the elusive masterpiece. There have been others 


toiling laboriously and persistently, step by step up tbe rugged side of 
the mountain, reaching within one step of the top, only to see fame like 
an angel with wings soar away in space, leaving them with their arms 
outstretched in vacancy. ' 

And there have been those who, by reason of ill health, adversity, 
or fate, all beyond their control, have gone to their graves, with broken 
hearts. And among our women there have been those who have re- 
nounced the pleasures of home and family, and consecrated their lives 
to the good of others jjy teaching the young, caring for orphans and 
the sick, furnishing pleasure for others, with no hope of other reward 
than the glorious conscience of a life well spent. 

And almost to a certainty, in each individual family tliere has been 
the tragedv of the twenty year old boy, whose heart has been once, 
twice, or thrice broken to fragments and has wailed, "Life is not worth 
living." And likely, after a few years when the same boy had been mar- 
ried to the most beautiful and trustful woman of the neighborhood, 
adventure impelled him to risk his life in swimming a river to make 
love to a wry and freckled faced goose girl. And since the sojourn on 
the Potomac there have been brown eyes, blue eyes, gray eyes, and black 
eyes, (but no green eyes) fixed like stars in their frames of beauty, 
beneath a canopy of massive, glistening hair of variation in colors, 
the possession of our women, who are also the descendants of Eve. 

If they had not acquired a knowledge for the use of such at- 
tributes, intuition has supplied the deficiency, and in exercising their 
feminine privilege and right, many a gallant swain has been pierced by 
Cupid's dart and driven to drink or the devil, while the lovely lady 
serenely went on her way until she met her prince. Reprehensible? Oh 
no. Men come to women. Women cannot go to men. 

The spirit of love and jiassion starts a conflagratiim within the 
hearts of men and women, who are of a red blooded race, that results 
in both tragedy and comedy. 

Our people are of that race, and tragedy and comedy are mile 
posts all the way from Delaware Bay to the Pacific Ocean wherever 
they have lived. 

I have ne\er known or heard of one of our people, man or woman, 
who had a jelly-fish countenance or did not have back-bone. Neither 
have I known of one whose spinal cord was filled with quince juice. 

They have alwa}'s been ready to fight for their own whether it was 
love, politics, or business. 

If I had the knowledge to describe all the scenes the Moon has 
shone upon for the last one hundred years, where we had representa- 


tion, it would take so many sheets of paper that if singly flattened out 
they would cover the state of Indiana. 


Among my papers possessed for twelve years, there was a Revolu- 
tionary War record attached to one of the ancestors of the descendants 
of William and Robert Marshall, sons of William Senior, by 
reason of their marriage to Catherine and Sarah Huffman. 

I had been asked by many of our women- folks if they were eligible 
to the D. A. R's. From the information at hand, I replied they were 
if the facts necessary could be proven. In my first research for this 
book I fully investigated, and much to my discomfiture I found no 
foundation in fact for the information that had been given to me and 

As I proceeded with my work in September, 1921, I received the 
sketch of Sarah Marshall Phares and her soldier husband, Samuel C. 
Phares in Ciiapter X, by William Marshall Phares, of Muskogee, Okla- 

In that it was stated William Cole and Nellie Cole were the parents 
of Elizabeth Cole, my great grandmother, of whom all the Marshalls 
are descendants. And that JVilliain Cole zcas in tJic Revolutionary War 
for seven years. 

If you had been preparing this work, and knew the interest of so 
many patriotic women concerned, you could imagine the jump that 
statement gave me. 

In all the records, I never found a word of those two people. 
It remained for the member and officer of the Ohio Militia, a member 
and officer of the Illinois Militia, a soldier of the Mexican War, and a 
A'eteran of the Civil War to recount from patriotic memory to his 
children and grandchildren the great service of their ancestor in the 
Revolutionary \\'ar. Immediately, I asked for proof of the statement 
quoted on the record. Letters were sent to the few of the fourth 
generation still living. Again came supporting evidence from the 
Phares Family in a copy of the family record, in the possession of 
the granddaughter. Kate Laft"erty, of Eldorado. Kansas. 

That record again gave William Cole and Nellie Cole as Sarah 
IMarshall's grandparents, and repeated the statement of William Cole's 
serving seven years in the Revolutionary War. It was stated that Nellie 
Cole came to her daughter in Ohio, and died there, and was buried in 


This was confirmed by Mrs. Henry Allen, (daughter of Benjamin 
Marshall) then eighty years of age, who rememljered of her grand- 
father's often reciting that "Granny Cole," was gored by a bull and 
saved by two men from death, and of his turning her over in bed for 
a long time. 

At that stage I was stalled. None of the others had any recollec- 
tion of the Coles. I made preparations, and on September twenty- 
sixth, accompanied by my wife, I started in an automobile overland for 
Ohio, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, to trace William and Nellie 

From that day until October twenty-second, those two names filled 
my mind and dreams like an unfilled promise to every Cole descendant. 
From my daughter-in-law in Washington I had received a record 
showing there had been four William Coles listed in the Virginia 
Troops and one in the Navy. 

In the Adjutant General's office in Washington, I got the records 
of their service. Two of them were immediately eliminated by their 
pension records, showing they had served but a short time, together 
with the names of their families. Two of the other names that I had, 
was one and the same man who had served six years in the war under 
General Daniel Morgan in the 7th, 11th and 15th Regiments of the Vir- 
ginia State Line Troops. The following is a copy of the report fur- 
nished by the Adjustant General's office. 


Captain Brady's Company, 11th Virginia Regiment, commanded by 
Col. Daniel Morgan. 

And of Captain George Rice's Company, 11th and 15th Virginia 
Regiment commanded by Col. John Cropper. 

And of Captain Slaughter's Company, 7th Virginia Regiment, 
commanded by Col. Daniel Morgan. 

On rolls May 16, 1777 to May 5, 1779. Date of enlistment not 
shown but enlisted for three years. 

Discharged April 16, 1779. Private. 

Roll, Company of 7th Virginia Regiment is a Battalion composed 
of different Regiments of the Virginia Line commanded by Lt. Col. 

First Roll appears January 1st to April 1st, 1782. and is dated 
April 1st. Enlisted for five months and four days, and last appear on 
roll covering April 1st to Sept. 9th, 1782. Enlisted for twenty-one 
days. Private. 


This record in the War office only revealed six years service 
whereas our tradition said seven years. It also lacked the dates and 
places of enlistments, and did not satisfy me, although the Adjutant 
remarked he was undoubtedly the man I was looking for, for the 
reason there was no other served anything like that length of time. 

For several days I visited the libraries, the Census office and other 
government offices for records of Wiliam Cole. I was advised to go 
to Richmond to the State Library for further details. 

So for Richmond we were bound. For the most part we passed 
over a bumpy road and through a miserable, though historic country, 
for one hundred and forty miles. Although settled for two hundred 
and fifty years, it had the appearance of a frontier settlement with 
some dilapidated old buildings instead of the pioneer type. Many 
bridges and roadways thereto were wide enough for only one machine 
for quarter mile distances. It consumed a whole day to reach Rich- 

There we explored the wonderful old state capitol building, con- 
structed before the Revolution and designed by Thomas Jefferson. It 
contains thousands of interesting colonial exhibits, among them, a 
life size statue of George Washington, approved by him while still 
living, and placed there in 1790. There are various rooms where his- 
torical meetings of Revolutionary and Civil War activity took place. 
Whole books could be written of these many, many other interesting 
things. The striking feature to a Northerner, however, is that every- 
thing is of the Revolution and the Confederacy. Statutes, monuments, 
and remembrances of Rebel Generals, battles, and accomplishments, but 
not a vista or reminder of the Union. 

The State Library contains thousands upon thousands of books, 
records, documents and manuscripts of Colonial, Revolutionary, and 
Civil War periods. There are found more complete records of the 
Revolution than is possessed in Washington. The librarian of the 
Archives department brought from the basement for me, written 
records of tax lists, yellow from one hundred and forty years of 
existence and covered with accumulated dust. 

Answering an apology for his trouble, "Oh no," said he. "I have 
seventeen thousand documents down there, that have never been opened 
since I have been here, and it is a delight to get into them." 

Here again, the walls are hung with large magnificent portraits, 
of men and scenes of Revolutionary times, and Confederates, but 
nothing of the North. 


Before leaving Washington, I had wired a Hbrary worker in Rich- 
mond to search the Hbrary for the history of WilHam Cole's War 

On the morning following our arrival, by appointment we met 
Mrs. Johnston at the Library. The results of her search are here given 
in full: 

"Memorandum of William Cole's Enlistment- 
He enlisted at James Carters with Capt. Morgan Alexander, 
February, 1776, and served three years, and he was discharged at 
Middle Brook by Major Posey. — He was first in Alexander's Com- 
pany, then Calmes's, then Capt. Long's, then Cai)t. Slaughter's 11th 
Virginia Regiment, Lieutenant Barnes his officer. 

Second Enlistment was with Capt. Fearn (?) at Winchester a 
Light Dragoon Captain, January 1, 1780, and he served till he had leave 
to List in the Navy — then served out his time in the Navy and got a 
clear discharge, dated April 1783." 

From Manuscript known as "Wm. Cole, B. W." 
In a volume known as "SaiTell's Revolutionary Records" are lists 
of the officers and privates of Gen. Daniel Morgan's Regiment of 
Riflemen — William Cole appears on this list as having served as a 
Private in Capt. Morgan Alexander's Co., No. 2, in March 1777; in 
Capt. Brady's Company in June, 1777; and in Captain George Rice's 
Company in November, 1778. 

Li a series of volumes preserved at the State Library and known 
as "W. D." are photostat copies of the original manuscripts at the 
War Department. In W. D., 2o2, 1, are the pay rolls of Captains 
Gabriel Long, Abraham Shepherd, Thomas West and William Brady's 
Companies of the 11th Virginia Regiment, commanded by Col. Daniel 
Morgan — William Cole appears as having served as a Private for the 
month of June, 1777, in Capt. Brady's Company; in July, 1777, in Capt. 
Long's Company; in August, 1777, in Capt. Long's Company, and in 
October, 1777, in Capt. Brady's Company — for which services he was 
entitled to the sum of six and two thirds dollars per month. 

In W. D., 342, 1, is the pay roll of Capt. George Rice's Company 
of the 11th and 15th Virginia Regiment of Foot in the Service of the 
United States, commanded by Lieut. Col. John Cropper and Col. Daniel 
Morgan — William Cole appears as having served as a Private in this 
Command for the months of June, July, August, September, October, 
and November 1778. Said William Cole was sick at Millstone being 
absent from the Regiment during the months of June and July. This 
command was at Valley Forge. 


In W. D., 159, 1, William Cole appears on the pay roll of Capt. 
Slaughter's Company of Foot in the Service of the U. S., of the 7th 
Virginia Regiment, commanded by Col. Daniel Morgan — He served in 
this command as a Private from December, 1778, to May 1779 — being 
entitled for said service to the sum of six and two-thirds dollars per 

In a volume known as "Navy 8," page 35, is a payroll of Mariners 
and Seamen belonging to "the Navy of the State of Virginia, com- 
manded by Commodore James Barron — William Cole appears on this 
list as having enlisted January 16, 1783 — His enlistment being from 
out of the State's Service. 

In a manuscript known as "William Cole, Navy," is this — "This 
certifies that the bearer hereof, William Cole, a Seaman belonging to 
this State is discharged from the Serv'ice by order of the Governor, 
he having behaved himself well during his enlistment. 

Given under my hand at Hampton the 5th day of April, 1783. 



Book No. 1. 

Page 49. 

Council Chamber, April 12th, 1783. 

I do certify that William Cole is entitled to the proportion of land 
allowed a Private of the State Cavalry enlisted for the War, for three 
years service. 


A Warrant, No. 319. issued to William Cole, April 12, 1783. 
Book No. 2. 
Page 246. 
No. 4239. 

William Cole is entitled to the proportion of land allowed a Private 
of the State Line for three years service. 

Council Chamber, December 13, 1786. 


A Warrant for one hundred acres issued to William Cole. 

December 13, 1786. 

I declare the above to be true copies and found as indicated at 
the State Library, Richmond, Virginia. 

October 10, 1921. REBECCA JOHNSTON. 


Amen. In the foregoing certified copy our traditional record is fully 
proven. The thanks of a patriotic family are due to the memory of 
the soldier, Samuel C. Phares, who taught his children to remem- 
ber the service of their ancestors to their country. 

I believe it gives me more pleasure to write that paragraph than 
any other in the book. For the reason that this page shall furnish 
more pride and personal satisfaction to more descendants for many, 
many years to come, than any other. 

We could find no other mention of William Cole at Richmond, 
except from the tax lists that he was a tax payer in 1802, in Frederick 

Upon completing our work in the library, we returned to the street 
where we had parked our automobile. Calamity of calamities. My new 
grip, containing my clothes, and of all things, the whole manuscript 
and records of this book, were gone. Gone, stolen in our absence. Not 
only the labor of myself but of many others. I did not faint but surely 
went limp. I hadn't felt as much like crying in a good many years. 
I was beyond swearing, so just grunted. 

All we could do was to report it to Police headquarters, place an 
advertisement, and start back to Washington. Fortunately, I had all 
the records secured on the trip in my pockets. A happy sequel to this 
mcident was, a day or two after we arrived home, we were notified 
by the Police Department of Richmond that they had recovered the 
contents of the bag. In due time, I received it. The thief is welcome 
to the bag and clothing he kept. I got my cherished papers. Hence 
this work goes on. 

On our way back to Washington, we stopped for a time in the 
interesting old city of Fredericksburg, Virginia. There viewing Mary 
Washington's home, where George Washington cut down the cherry 
tree, which is a well preserved building ; visited the Mary Washington 
tomb ; the lodge building where George Washington was made a 
Mason ; the Battlefields ; cemeteries ; and many historical places of pre- 
revolutionary and Civil War days. 

We visited the Fairfax County Court House, across the Potomac 
west of Washington, consisting of one room only, where Washington 
attended Court, still in use, with its walls hung with many portraits 
of the early heroes. In the Clerk's office, in the detached county office 
building, we were shown the original wills of both Martha and George 
Washington that were filed for probate. They were enclosed and sealed 
under glass, and the case is never permitted to be opened. 


In this office we were shown record books of a thousand or more 
pages, about twenty by twelve inches printed or writen by hand, with 
Old English letters, perfect in form, that had been written two hun- 
dred years. They were surely a delight to an engineering mind. 

All of our records and traditions are that the Coles, and William 
Marshall, Senior, lived in Frederick County, Virginia. The foregoing 
record of William Cole discloses he enlisted the first time at "J^mes 
Carters" and the second time at Winchester. (The County seat of 
Frederick Country.) 

My problem was to locate this William Cole as our ancestor and 
that he enlisted botJi times in that County. 

So again, in the Willys-Knight, and off for one hundred miles, to 
Winchester and Frederick County, a name familiar to all the older 
members of the family and those gone ahead, for one hundred and fifty 

And herein, we met with a most pleasant surprise. From 
Frederick, Maryland, in memory imperishable, for Barbara Fritchie's 
"old gray head," our route pointed first to Harper's Ferry, thence 
thirty miles to Winchester. All through the mountains and hills we had 
driven for thousands of miles, viewing wonderful colorful views with- 
out productive land or agricultural scenes. A few miles from Fred- 
erick, and indeed on over to Winchester the view from the foot-hills 
of the mountains, over the plateau is the most beautiful agricultural 
scene it has been my privilege to see. Corn, wheat, fruit orchards by 
acres and acres, and pasture lands, and all cultivated to the limit. The 
corn shocks were twelve hills square and as large as any we see in the 
black prairie land. The land is yellow clay and grows anything. I had 
to revise my opinion of our forefathers' leaving a poor country for 
the West. I am now at a loss for a reason for their exodus. 

We found Winchester a modern hustling city, with narrow, but 
congested streets. 

The little old court house and detached county office building is 
more than two hundred years old, but still in use. There in the clerk's 
office we began our search. The marriage records reached back only 
to 1780. Therefore there was no record of the marriage of William 
Cole. But the record of William Marshall and Betsey Cole, married by 
William Harvey, December 29, 1792, finished my authentic dates in 
their record. 

More than thirty great large order books we ran from end to 
end, and from them found that "James Carters" was located about five 
miles from Winchester. This established beyond question that Wil- 


Ham Cole's first enlistment was in Frederick County as well as his 

These order books revealed the names of some other Coles, but no 
William, nor anythinj^ connecting them together. 

We had now proxcn the war record of William Cole, of Fred- 
erick County, to the satisfaction of myself or that of any reasonable 
person, and as our ancestor. 

We have only proven Nellie Cole as his wife so far by tradition. 
The lawyers of the family will immediately point out there is not legal 
proof that Nellie Cole was our ancestor, nor that she was the wife of 
the William Cole of the legal record. 

That situation is granted, and I w^orried my active brain and some 
of the cells that were dormant in trying to get legal evidence for proof. 
The land warrants noted above seemed the solution. So to the 
General land office we went. After a half day's search, no record had 
been found where the land had been taken up. The orders were of 
record all right, but no assignments of land. 

We were informed that about all the assignments for the Virginia 
Line Troops were made in Kentucky. We applied to the Secretary of 
State of Kentucky and found the number recorded but the same blank 
as to assigned land. There that ends for the present, but I am not 
done on that lead yet. 

I now had but one source left, that of the tradition of Nellie Cole 
in Ohio. Weary, both mentally and physically, we started for home 
with the intention of stopping two or three days in Ohio for that in- 

After losing two half days on account of mechanical troubles to the 
profit of the garage men, and the tedious mountain trip, we arrived in 
Springfield in the evening, well fagged out. 

Early the next morning, accompanied by my cousin, Jesse M. 
|: Marshall, we went to the old Marshall neighborhood. Searched the 
I Selma, Blocksom and Cedarville Cemeteries for the grave of Nellie 

Cole without result. 
I Returning to Springfield near noon, we stopped at the beautiful 

i home of Emma W. Wilson, where I knew rested my only hope of 
} further knowledge. I had written her to search in her records for the 
j information I desired. 

I She was ready. From a large book nearly three inches thick 

> where for years and years, she had recorded the diary and remem- 
brance of her remarkable mother, Delila Peterson Marshall Wilson, she 
read to me these words — "Nellie Freeman, mother of Elizabeth Cole, 
my grandmother, married William Cole. She was born in 1748 in 


Wales, died in 1830, and buried at South Charleston, Ohio," and this 
ended my quest of more than two months. 

Gradually failing strength prompted leaving for home at one 
o'clock without further delay. 

On arriving home and consulting my physician, I was ordered 
home and to sleep for a week. 

At the end of the week, I completely collapsed with heart failure. 
For a time, the finishing of this book seemed not for me. After seven 
weeks of suspension of labor, it was resumed slowly and I am striving 
for its completion. 

It is forty years since I signed my first contract, and assumed the 
responsibility of fulfilling its stipulations. 

Each year since, there have been others, and some times hundreds, 
in all running into the thousands. 

When a contract was signed, its execution immediately began, 
and efforts never ceased until completion and acceptance. Sometimes 
it required but a short time, and at others, the days and weeks and 
months extended into more than a year. 

It is now more than a year since I drew up in my mind and mem- 
ory the plans and specifications for this record and history. There 
have been a few extras added to the original since, but not many. 

I then made a contract with myself for its performance. From 
that time to this, not a wakeful hour has passed that some progress was 
not made. 

I believe I have never been under a contract in my life's work, — 
that of an Engineer and Constructor, — wherein I have felt it more my 
duty to complete that contract, or been more persistent in its execution, 
than I have in this one, voluntarily assumed, and with no thought of 
compensation in money. 

In actual practice it is impossible to comply literally and minutely 
with every technical requirement of a contract. The Courts of last 
resort have said that if the plans and specifications are substantially 
complied with, the work should be approved and accepted. 

Our work is now completed the best we know how, with our 
limited knowledge and experience, and you are the Court to decide 
whether it is worthy of acceptance. 

In devoting that which amounts to a year's time and the necessary 
accompanying expense in the preparation of this tribute to our an- 
cestors, we feel that we have contributed sufficient for us, to their 

In Louisa and adjoining counties of Iowa there are today, and 


have been for many years, more people related to the Marshalls than 
to any other family. 

Is there not one or more among these many energetic descendants 
who will take up with the many other well to do relatives, the project 
of gathering the dust that remains in the old abandoned Slauter 
Cemetery at Cairo, Iowa, of our Great-grandfather, William Marshall, 
Senior, and Elizabeth Cole Marshall, transfer them to the beautiful 
Fulton Cemetery where three of their sons are buried and have nice 
monuments, and there erect the largest and most imposing in the 
cemetery, a fitting monument to their memory, suitably inscribed, that 
will stand for ages ? 

With any who will undertake the initiative, we will cheerfully co- 
operate, and furnish the names and addresses of those who should 
assist in such a worthy undertaking. 

To each reader of these lines, whether in our time or many 
generations after we are gone, whatever your position in life, or wher- 
ever you may be, the Author and Editor wish you happiness, peace, 
and prosperity. 

Lafayette, Indiana. 

Manito, Illinois. 


We have just received information from Miss Emma T. Strider, 
Register General, in Washington, that the National Society of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution have accepted the record of 
William Cole as given in this history, which establishes the right 
of his descendants to become members of that society. 

May 1, 1922. 




("The Bridge Engineer" is the only attempt at versifying by the 



I have not "stood on the bridge at midnight," 

Where the tide ebbs and flows, 
But I have dreamed of strains and stresses, 

That none but the Engineer knows. 
I have thought of the moments of inertia, 

In sections that would meet the demand 
Of a structure to carry in safety. 

Over the treacherous miring sand, 
All the frivolous confiding people, 

Without a single serious thought. 
Of the brains that worked at midnight. 

And the wonders of science wrought. 

I have wrested with angles and secants, 

And imagined the human mass. 
That might be easily concentrated. 

And the danger point to pass. 
And often I have wondered 

What my position o'er there would be. 
If the radius of gyration 

In a bridge designed by me. 
Should prove to be an error, 

And let the structure fall, 
Thereby sending a hundred people 

To meet their all in all. 

I have added to the squares. 

And divided by the root, 
Have subtracted the reactions, 

And didn't care a hoot. 
For the glories of the future, 

To those who live aright. 
Will have a termination 

In their pleasure and delight. 
The elastic limit of metals. 

The finest ever cast. 
Is analogous to human tissues, 

All the centuries past. 


As the Bridge is loaded to its limit, 

The members suddenly part, 
And the span of life is ended. 

With the limit of the heart. 
On the site of the old superstructure, 

Arises a more beautiful form. 
While from the heart that stops its beating, 

Rises the Spirit in love-lit morn. 

I have circumscribed the circle. 

And proved from within its arc, 
The scerets of all the universe, 

Including Noah's Ark. 
With the parallelogram of forces. 

And those old instruments of mine, 
I could bridge the Atlantic Ocean, 

If I only had the time. 
AVith channels, angles and bars, 

And Tees and H's and I's, 
I could bridge the Battleship Fleet 

And replace the Bridge of Sighs. 

The square and compass instruments 

Are useful tools to me, 
For making working drawings. 

That workmen need to see. 
We are taught to square our actions, 

By the square of virtue, sound. 
And circumscribe our passions 

To keep within due bound. 
Metaphysics is the basis. 

For our spiritual life, benign. 
While solid mathematics anchor 

All the structures I design. 

Thousands and thousands of men 

Have crossed over bridges I planned. 
And thousands have come to the Gulf. 

That never has yet been spanned. 
They have long l)een pleading with Lazarus, 

While slowly scorching their feet. 
And praying repeatedly to Abraham. 

For surcease and relief from the heat. 
And the only consolation received, 

If such it may properly be. 
Is the solemn injunction that they 

Must patiently await there for me. 

Wallace Marshall. 
July 17, 1921. Lafayette. Indiana. 



(The following poems are a few of the many written by our 
versatile Editor during her many years as an Educator.) 


There's a little brown road that leads over a hill, 

A road that is winding and slow, 
And it wanders and turns here and there at its will 

In the way that such little roads go. 
Past a cot near a wood where the shadows lie deep, 

Past a school-house that stands by a stream. 
It leads on past the church and God's Acre of sleep. 

Fading out in the blue like a dream. 

As I pass by the cot there's a baby's soft cry. 

And a mother voice croons sweet and low. 
And I think, while the brown road grows dim to my eye. 

Of a mother who sang long ago. 
By the school near the stream children shout at their play. 

And I pause in my passing to weep. 
For the children I knew all are gone far away, 

Or beyond by the church lie asleep. 

For that little brown road once led out of my youth, 

To the future that no man may see, 
And the spring-time of life with its beauty and truth, 

Has passed into the autumn for me. 
And whatever success in the world I have earned. 

And the beauty of life I have owed 
To the cot, church, and school, and the things that I learned 

As I traveled the little brown road. 


(During the World War.) 
Red of the prairie rose. 

Child of the wind and sun ; 
Red of the East that glows, 

When the new day's begun ; 
Red of the drops that start. 

Drenching his warrior bed, 
Warm blood of youth's brave heart ! 

My flag is barred with red ! 


White of the northern snows, 

Where cold and short the day ; 
Men face each wind that blows, 

Strong in their work and play ; 
White of the battle's toll. 

Dead in the cause of right! 
White of the hero's soul ! 

My flag is barred with white I 

Blue of the southern skies. 

Where long the days and fair ; 
Blue of love's waiting eyes. 

When spring's breath warms the air 
Blue of the heart of truth. 

Where ev'ry pulse beats true ! 
Staunch heart of hero youth ! 

My flag is starred in blue ! 


Night, and the purple shades falling, 

Earth into soft shadow creeps ; 
Night bird to night bird is calling — 

My baby sleeps ! 

My baby sleeps ! 
Joy that no waking hours capture 

Through the glad night vigil keeps; 
Rest is peace, waking is rapture — 

My baby sleeps ! 

My baby sleeps ! 

Night, and the blackness is falling. 

Rain o'er the sodden field sweeps; 
Big gun to big gun is calling! 

My soldier sleeps ! 

My soldier sleeps ! 
Blood-drenched the field where he's lying, 

Death by his side vigil keeps ; 
Spent, midst the dead and the dying, 

My soldier sleeps ! 

My soldier sleeps! 


Night, and the soft purple shadow 

Over the white crosses creeps ; 
Far in some fair ahen meadow 

My hero sleeps ! 

My hero sleeps ! 
God grant some sky may be brighter, 

Some heart be glad that now weeps ; 
God grant some burden be lighter — 

My hero sleeps ! 

My hero sleeps ! 


(A big boy, seventy-six inches in height and every inch dear, 
brought me one morning a big box of wild roses. He and they were 
drenched with dew.) 

The flush and glow of spring-time's early morn, 
First breath of day on soft sweet zephyr borne, 
The scent of earth new-washed with perfumed dew, 
The calm of skies so clear heaven's light shines through, 
The holy hush of Dawn — Spring's new-born child, — 
All these you brought with roses of the wild. 

I glory in my reading all the day. 
The message that you brought me, writ by May ; 
The heavy-footed hours may bring dull care, — 
'Tis morning in my heart ! Dawn lingers there ! 
The changing year may threaten frost to bring. 
Yet in my happy heart 'tis only spring! 

Because you brought with roses wild to me 
A gift more rare than gold could ever be; 
Breath of spring's dawning? Flush of early morn? 
Yes, these and more I found in leaf and thorn ; 
By age undimmed, by time's blight undefiled, 
Youth, hope, joy, love, you brought with roses wild! 

(This is a rhymed version of a foreword in a little magazine 
published for teachers by Mrs. Merwin during her work as County 
Superintendent of Schools. The magazine was named "The Call." The 
third stanza tells why it was so named.) 



A sage who'd grown old in the service of men 

Wandering forth on a fair April day, 
Asked the question he'd asked many times and again 

Of a child with the lambkins at play. 
The child stopped his play for a moment to hear 

The old bell-wether crossing the dell, 
As he ran to his play he called back loud and clear, 

"Life's a bell! Life's a clear tinkling bell!" 

The sage wandered on while the year moved to May, 

And afar in his questing he strayed, 
Till a youth in the glory of strength crossed his way 

With his hand in the hand of a maid. 
At the question, the youth, with his eyes all a-dream. 

As at music afloat in the air. 
Answered low, in a voice like a murmuring stream, 

"Life's a song! Life's a song, rich and rare! 

So the year moved along till the mid-summer sun 

On the sage in his far questing fell, 
Where a soldier who took up his knapsack and gun. 

Bade the wife of his bosom farewell. 
At the question the soldier, with calm, fearless eyes. 

That not hardship nor danger appall. 
Gazed afar where the smoke of grim battles arise, 

"Life's a call! Life's a clear bugle call!" 

But the sage journeyed on, till the long year had sped. 

And his footsteps grew weary and slow. 
And he met an old man smiling sweet as he led 

His old wife by the hand through the snow. 
"What is life?" Thus the sage from the weary heart cried; 

In a voice that the years could not mar. 
With a smile at his wife the old husband replied, 

"Life's an echo! An echo afar." 

A Song 

Gray rags of cloud wiping out the moon's brightness. 

Shadows that chase deeper shades o'er the plain. 
Night-hawks that sweep past like gulls in their lightness. 

Winds billow tall grass like waves on the main ; 
Over the rise and down through the hollow. 

Skirting the aspen grove close by the swale. 
Gray roads lead on where the eye cannot follow, — 

Riding the home trail ! We're riding the trail ! 


Riding the trail to the hest of our findings, 
Out of the gray shadow into the blue; 
Riding the trail to the best of our findings, 
Home-light, and hearth-light, and love-light, 

And — You ! 

Night birds a-weary. their home ways are winging, 

Wolf's mating call sounds out startling and shrill ; 
Swift- footed hours in their passing are bringing 

Nearer the love that awaits on the sill ; 
Home speed the night wand'rers, weary of roaming, 

Guiding a course through the maze without fail, — 
Hearts that have strayed far from hearth-stones are homing! 

Riding the home trail ! We're riding the trail ! 

Riding the trail in all of its windings. 
Out of the gray shadow into the blue ; 
Riding the trail to the best of our findings, 
Home-light, and hearth-light, and love-light, 

And— You ! 
(Written for an Armistice Day song for a boys' glee club in a 



On Flanders' fields the harvest moon, 

Aglow from sunset sky, 
Shines soft on scars across earth's breast 

Where battle tide rose high. 
The earth is wet with kindly dew. 

Once drenched with other flood ; 
The tall grass grows so lush and green ! — 

Is it fed by our brothers' blood ? 

The torch w^as flung to our w^aiting hands ! 

Ours to bear it swift and far, 
For the guns that rent fair Flanders' fields 

On our hearts have left a scar. 
Oh, ours is life with its heights to climb. 

But theirs was the bitter loss ! 
And the upward trail leads into light 

From the shadow of a Cross ! 

We caught the torch, and its holy light 

Falls far on the trail's advance. 
While the hands that lit its flame lie still 

Near the shot-scarred heart of France! 
There are shadows grim on the upward trail. 

Though afar our light is hurled. 
Where the shadow of the Flanders' Cross 

Lies dark across the world! 


The torch was flung to our waiting hands ! 

Ours to bear it swift and far. 
For the guns that rent fair Flanders' fields 

On our hearts have left a scar. 
Oh. ours is life with its heights to climb, 

But theirs was the bitter loss ! 
And the upward trail leads into light 

From the shadow of a Cross ! 

(This song has been sung by ^Irs. Alerwin's school children, and oth- 
ers, for many years.) 


The ev'ning shades are falling fast. 

The night grows still and cold. 
The weary cattle are at rest. 

The sheep are in the fold ; 
The stars are watching in the skv. 

God's angels watch o'er them. 
Just as they did when Jesus lav, 

A Babe at Bethlehem. 

Now I lay me down to sleep. 

I pray the Lord my soul to keep. 
If I should die before I wake. 

I pray the Lord my soul to take. 

God holds the worlds within His hands. 

His eyes their paths can see. 
And yet He stoops to hear the child 

Pray at its mother's knee. 
He marks the sparrow in its fall. 

He guards the babe at rest. 
Just as He did when Jesus lav 

L'pon his mother's breast. 

Xow I lay me down to sleep, 
I pray the Lord my soul to keep, 

If I should die before I wake, 
I pray the Lord my soul to take. 


Good-night, God give you peaceful dreams, 

And grant you holy rest, 
God keep your love within His heart, 

Your memory in His breast. 
Good-night, and may you sweetly sleep. 

Safe kept from harm, I pray, 
Just as the Baby Jesus slept 

Upon His bed of hay. 

Now I lay me down to sleep, 
I pray the Lord my soul to keep, 

If I should die before I wake, 
I pray the Lord my soul to take. 



The names of those of the Marshall family who have served 
their country in the hour of need are herein enrolled, for the special 
honor that rightly belongs to them from every descendant of John 
Marshall and W^illiam Cole. 

Revolutionary War 

William Cole .....23-24-247 

Mexican War 

David L. Marshall, AIV No. 35 200 

Samuel C. Phares 247-248 

Civil War 

Freeman Marshall. AIV No. 36 200 

Tohn Marshall, AIV No. 38 20(3 

Robert Townsley, AIV No. 5 34 

Isaac S. Wade, AV No. 17 35 

Erastus Weaver 43 

Robert L. Marshall, AIV No. 16 56 

Elmer E. Marshall. AV No. 53 56 

Robert White, AV No. 58...., 62 

Dr. William H. Darrow 45 

lohn Sellers 40 

Newton Sellers. AV No. 26 , 40-41-54 

Chauncey Sellers, AV No. 28 40-42 

Axam Lamb , 41 

loseph E. Wilson 69 

William Mills 69 

Robert Fulton Marshall, AIV No. 22 74 

Samuel Clark Marshall, AIV No. 28 78 

Thomas E. Stewart 156 

Henry Clay Phares, AIV No. 74 256 

S. H.' Marshall, AIV No. 31 107 

William Mills ...., 69 

lames T. Kegarice 263 

William H. Marshall, AIV No. 83 273 

W. W. Williams 282 

Spanish-American War 

All Wade, AVI No. 30 

Dr. Clarence S. Ramsey 80 

Harold Marshall Wilson, AVI No. 113 80 


World War 

Charles W. Briggs, AVI No. 70 46 

Harry D. Allen, AVI No. 71 46 

John Marshall Davis, AVI No. 80 53 

Harold Lewis, AVI No. 124 70 

William Marshall McGinitie, AVI No. 135 89 

Edward D. McGinitie, AVI No. 136 89 

W. Paul Westfall, AVI No. 137 101 

Leslie M. Westfall, AVI No. 138 101 

Roswell Sawyer, AVI No. 139 ; 101 

Edgar M. Carver, AVI No. 141 102 

Harry W. Marshall, AVI No. 145 , 107 

Arthur B. Marshall, AVI No. 146 107 

Alfred L. Marshall, AVI No. 148 107 

George P. Haywood, In, AVI No. 156 129 

Homer C. Gary, AVI No. 165 158 

J. R. Wells 203 

lesse R. Holman 81 

Wilbur Wilson, AVI No. 112 80 

Cecil Marshall, AVI No. 402 280 

Bly Woodward, AVI No. 330 267 

Forest Thompson, AVI No. ZZ7 268 

Henry W. Marshall. Jr., ABVI No. 160 148 

Elton Tindall, AVI 67 

J. Marshall Wilson, AVI No. 118 81 

Robert F. Seelye, AVI No. 97 216 

Albert Neal Mosier, AVI No. 224 221 

Day Phares, AVI No. 265 252 

Lloyd Trummel 257 

Louis Sheridan Phares, AV No. 229 258 

Cecil Lloyd Walters 260 

Frederick Phares 261 

Leonard leffery 265 

Sylva D. Thompson, AVI No. 338 268 

William Marshall, AVI No. 358 273 

Tesse Fulton. AVI No. 367 274 

Morris Marshall. AVI No. 371 274 

Leroy Hunter. AVI No. 383 276 

Verrel Van Horn, AVI No. 394 277 

Walter Marshall, AVI No. 411 280 

Cecil Marshall, AVI No. 412 280 

Verne H. Marshall, AVI No. 413 280 

Russell Marshall, AVI No. 414 280 

Harry O. Marshall. AVI No. 415 280 

Floyd Marshall, AVI No. 420 280 

Roy Williams, AVI No. 424 282 

Forrest Maddox. AV No. 290 283 

William Archibald Venard, AVI No. 237 239 

Thomas B. Powell 81 

Harry C. Heyl, AVI No. 235 231 



Adams, Janet, ABVII N. 169 126 

Adams, Leona Haywood 125 

Adams, Mary Ann, ABVII No. 

168 126 

Adams, Roy Elder 126 

Alden, John 170-176 

Alden, Priscilla 169-173 

Alden, Sarah 170 

Allen, Anne Laura, AV No. 183.... 245 

Austin E., AV No. 186 245 

Betty. AVI No. 277 245 

Charlotte Virginia, AVI I 

34 46 

Clara Weaver 46 

Dr. C. V 46 


Effie A.V. No. 185 245 


Elizabeth Marshall 

Guy. AVI No. 262 244 

H. Burdette, AVII No. 148 244 

Harry D., AVI No. 71 46 

Henry. AVI No. 260 244 

Henry 244 

Jessie. AV No. 184 245 

Lottie. AVI No. IZ 46 

Lou, AVI No. 261 244 

Maud. AVI No. 259 244 

Ruth, AVI No. 278 245 

William S., AVI No. 12 46 

William, AV No. 182 244 

Anderson, Clair, AVI 63 

Anderson, Cora, AVI 64 

Anderson, Elizabeth R., AVII 64 

Anderson. Elizabeth Tindall 63 

Anderson, Frederick. AVI 

Anderson, Jessie, AVI 

Anderson, John, 

Anderson, Julia, AVI 

Anderson, Nellie, AVI 



Babb, Lottie Allen 46 

Babb, Miles T 46 

Baldwin, Frank 194 

Baldwin, Jane Negley, BVIII No. 

Z2> 194 

Barnes, Edna Bringham 116 

Barnes, Samuel T 117 

Barnes. Samuel T. Jr., ABVII 

No. 66 117 

Benjamin, Clara 35 

Bowden, Bonnie 266 

Bowden, Evelyn 266 

Bowden. Martha Margaret 266 

Bowden, Halmond 266 

Bowden, Hattie McGraw 266 

Bowden, Shon 266 

Briggs, Alice. AVII No. 31 46 

Briggs. Charles W.. AVI No. 70.. 46 

Briggs, E. S 45 

Briggs, Hilton, AVII No. 30 46 

Briggs, James, AVII No. Zl 46 

Briggs, Lucy Weaver 45 

Briggs, Robert, AVII No. Zl 46 

Briggs. Weaver, AVI No. 69 45 

Bringham, Edna, ABVI No. 151.. 116 

Bringham, Emma Marshall 114 

Bringham, George W 114 

Bringham, Jennie. ABVI No. 149 115 
Bringham, Lulu. ABVI No. 150.... 116 

Brown, Glenn, AVI No. 62 43 

Brown, LeRoy, AVI No. 61 43 

Brown, Lloyd, AVI No. 60 43 

Brown, Pearl. AVI No. 63 43 

Buell, Bessie, AVII No. 35 65 

Buell, Frank 65 

Buell, Franklin, AVII No. 40 65 

Buell, Lester, AVII No. Zl 65 

Buell, Mary Miller 65 

Buell, Ralph, AVII No. 36 65 

Buell, Ruth, AVII No. 39 65 

Buell, Ted, AVII No. 38 65 

Buffinton, Mary 55 

Butler, Alice, AVI 274 

Butler, Cora Marshall 273 

Butler, Drury 274 

Butler, Estella, AVI 274 

Butler, Ralph 273 

Butler, Ralph, AVII 274 


Carington, John 215 

Carington, Lucy Sebring 215 

Carson, Irene, AVI No.' 58 42 

Carson, Maud, AVI No. 57 42 

Carver, Belle M.. AV No. 100....88-102 
Carver, Edgar Marshall, AVI No. 

141 102 

Cartmell, Olive Negley, BVIII 

No. 32 194 

Cartmell, Thomas 194 

Cackley, Sadie Phares 255 

Cackley, Thomas W 255 

Chissinger, Ada Mullin 275 

Chissinger, Llovd, AVI 275 

Chissinger, Pearl, AVI 275 


Chissinger, Willie, AVI 275 

Cole, Elizabeth 20-22 

Cole, Nellie Freeman 26-247 

Cole, William 23-24-247 

Collins, Alden, AVI No. 272 245 

Collins, Dwane, AVI No. 273 245 

Collins, Eugene, AVII 64 

Collins, Ferrell, AVI No. 271 245 

Collins, Frank, AVI No. 266 245 

Collins, Frederick, AVII 64 

Collins, Harvey 64 

Collins, Henry, AVI No. 274 245 

Collins, Jessie Allen 245 

Collins, John 245 

Collins, John Harvey, AVII 64 

Collins, Mary Eleanor, AVII 64 

Collins, Mary Lou, AVII No. 152 245 
Collins, Marvin, AVII No. 150.... 245 

Collins, Merle, AVI No. 270 245 

Collins, Nellie Anderson 64 

Collins, Roy, AVI No. 267 245 

Compact, The 174 

Cory, Ada Spangler 158 

Cory, Amie 158 

Cory, Bessie A., AVII 63 

Cory, Carl M., AVII 63 

Cory, Cecelia Hilcoyne 159 

Cory. Clair Anderson 63 

Cory, Earl Stewart, AVI No. 164 158 

Cory, Esther, AVII 63 

Cory, Ethel Stewart 157 

Cory, Frances M., AVII 63 

Cory, Frank 63 

Cory, Helen, AVII 63 

Cory, Homer C, AVI No. 165.... 158 

Cory, John Wilbur 63 

Cory, Martha Lucile, AVII No. 

81 159 

Cory, Mary Lucile, AVII 63 

Cory, Alildred J., AVII 63 

Cory, Robert 63 

Cory, Robert F 157 

Cory, Robert Howard, AVII 6?> 

Cory, Thomas Elder, AVI No. 

166 159 

Cory, Una L., AVII 63 

Cozier, Brunn 193 

Cozier, Estella Wright, B VIII 

No. 27 193 

Creswell, Andrew Burdsall, AV 

No. 139 203 

Creswell, Bennoni 202 

Creswell, Bertha, AV No. 140 203 

Creswell, Charles C. AV No. 137 202 

Creswell, Delia, AV No. 136 202 

Creswell, Etta L., AV No. 135 .... 202 

Creswell, Eva, AV No. 138 203 

Creswell, Mary Marshall 202 

Creswell, May Alma 202 


Darrow, Dr. William H 45 

Darrow, Emily Weaver 45 

Darrow, Helen, AVII No. 28 45 

Darrow, John, AVI No. 68 45 

Darrow, William, AVII No. 25.... 45 

Davis, Ira C .• 31 

Davis, John Alfred 31 

Davis, John Marshall, AVI No. 80 53 

Davis, IMary Eloise 31 

Davis, Minnie Owens 31 

Davis, Minnis Marshall, AV No. 

45 53 

Davis, Theo 53 

Davidson, Ada Kegarice 264 

Davidson, Frank C 264 

Davidson, Helen 264 

Dawson, Ella Kegarice 263 

Dawson, Lucas 263 

Dawson, Louise 263 

Dawson, William 263 

Devore, Frances, AVII 277 

Devore, Lucile, AVII 277 

Devore, Lynn 277 

Devore. Ruby, AVII 277 

Ditmars, Lucy 101 

Downey, Anna Marshall 53 

Downey. Cecil, AVI No. 82 53 

Downey, Helen, AVI No. 81 53 

Downey, John 53 

Downey, John Marshall, AVI 

No. 84 54 

Downey, Thorne, AVI No. 83 54 


Eddy, Silas 170 

Edwards, Jonathon 168 

Edwards. Laura, AV No. 196 253 

Eldridge, Mercy 170 


Fenton, Olive Wade 36 

Fenton, Samuel 26 

Ferguson, Bruce, AVII 64 

Ferguson, Julia Anderson 64 

Ferguson, Lawrence, AVII 64 

Ferguson, Walter 64 

Ferguson, Warren, AVII 64 

Fields, Effie Z?> 

Fink, Andrew 166 

Fink, Glenn E., AVII 166 

Fink, Glenna N.. AVI 166 

Fink, Jesse W.. AVI 166 

Fink, Minnie Marshall 166 

Flatter, Helen Cory 63 

Flatter, Joseph, AVIII 63 

Flatter, Mary Leah, AVIII 63 

Flatter, Phylis, AVIII 63 

Flatter, Samuel Wayne, AVIII .. 63 

Flatter, Virgil Cory, AVIII 63 


Flatter, Wayne 63 

Foster, Charlotte, AVIII 63 

Foster, Mildred Cory 63 

Foster, Rev. Ernest 63 

Fulton, Frank 274 

Fulton, Jesse, AVI 274 

Fulton, Mayme Marshall 274 

Fulton, Mene, AVI 274 

Goodhart, Gladys, BIX No. 46 .... 193 

Goodhart, Guy, BIX No. 45 193 

Goodhart, Jane Wright BVIII 

No. 19 193 

Grandy, Carl 278 

Grandy, Carl, AVI 278 

Grandy, Edna Humiston 278 

Grandy, Lucile, AVI 278 

Grandy, Melvin, AVI 278 

Gray, Alice Phares 257 

Gray, Jesse 257 

Gray, Virgil 257 

Gray, William 257 


Hall, Clyde. AV No. 203 

Hall, Ella, AV No. 199 

Hall, Elizabeth, AV No. 200 

Hall, Frank, AV No. 202 

Hall, Ida. AV No. 198 

Hall, Lester, AV No. 201 

Hanna, Gladys Gene AVIII 

Hanna, Robert Cory, AVIII 

Hanna, Wilson 

Hardy, Bruce Allen, AVI No. 276 

Hardy, Effie Allen 

Hardy, Helen, AVI No. 275 

Hardy. Rouse 

Harcoff, Constantine 

Harcoff, Jane. ABVII No. 67 

Harcoff. Lila Marshall 

Hare, Blanche Williams 

Hare, Dorothy, AVI 

Hare, Lafayette 

Harper, Emma Townsley, AV 

No. 4 

Harper, Eva 

Harper, James 

Harper, Newton 

Harrison, Charles, AVI 

Harrison, Grace 

Harrison, John 

Harrison, Lloyd, AV No. 248 .... 

Harrison, Louise, AV No. 249 

Harrison, May Phares 

Harrison, Nancy Tindall 

Harrison, William, AVI 

Harrison, William Henry 

Haywood, Enid Carothers 

Haywood, George P 121 

















Haywood, George P. Jr., ABVI 

No. 156 129 

Haywood, George P. Third, AB- 
VII No. 71 130 

Haywood, Harris, ABVII No. 12 130 
Haywood, Leona. ABVI No. 154.. 125 
Haywood, Marshall ABVI No. 

155 126 

Haywood, Marshall, Jr., ABVII 

No. 70 127 

Haywood, Mary Marshall 121 

Haywood, Mabel Harris 130 

Heyl, Cephas Ryan 232 

Heyl, Clarence Walter, AVI No. 

233 228 

Heyl, Elsie Tucenelda, AVI No. 

234 230 

Heyl, Etura Venard 227 

Heyl, Harry Christian, AVI No. 

235 231 

Heyl, Helen Grace, AVI I No. 143 229 

Heyl, Mayme Randolph 229 

Heyl, William E 227 

Heyl, William Randolph, AVI I 

No. 144 229 

Hildreth, John 256 

Hildreth, Lorin 256 

Hildreth, Margaret 256 

Holmes, Rernice, AVI I 66 

Holmes. Harlan, AVII 66 

Holmes, Helen, AVII 66 

Holmes. Margaret. AVII 66 

Hosier, Ellen N., AVII No. 84 167 

Hosier, Florence Marshall 167 

Hosier, Roy V 167 

Hosier, Robert B., AVII No. 85.. 167 

Howell, Delia. AVI No. 189 214 

Howell. Mary Sebring 214 

Howell. William E., AVI No. 188 214 
Humiston. Charles, AV No. 265.. 277 

Humiston. Edna, AV No. 269 278 

Humiston, Ellen Marshall 276 

Humiston, Emma, AV No 267 211 

Humiston. Glenn, AVI 277 

Humiston, Hattie, AVI 277 

Humiston. Harold AVI 277 

Humiston, John 276 

Humiston. Lewis, AV No. 266 277 

Humiston, Olive, AV No. 268 278 

Humiston. Paul. AVI 277 

Humiston. Walter, AVI No 277 

Humphrey, Anna Allen 245 

Humphrey, Tames, AVI No. 264.... 245 
Humphrey, Olive, AVI No. 263.... 245 

Humphrey, S. A 245 

Humphrey, Steve Allen, AVII 

No. 149 245 

Humphrey, William, AVI No. 265 245 

Hunter, Leroy, AVI 276 

Hunter, Lottie MulHn 276 

Hunter, Ray, AVI 276 


Hunter, William 276 

Hunter, Wilma, AVI 276 


Jeffery, Anita 265 

Jeffery, Charles 265 

Jeffery, Eddie McGravv 265 

Jeffery, Leonard 265 

Jenkins, Ora Lucile 267 


Kegarice, Ada Jane, AV No. 223.. 264 
Kegarice, Catherine, AV No. 220 263 

Kegarice, Ella, AV No. 221 263 

Kegarice, Jeanette, AV No. 222.. 264 

Kegarice, Melissa Phares 263 

Kegarice, Winnifred, AV No. 224 264 

Kelly, Jeanette Kegarice 264 

Kelly, Lincoln 264 

Kelly, Riley 264 

Kelly, Winnifred Phares 264 


Laing, Robert 58 

Lafferty, Alice E., AV No. 247.... 270 
Lafiferty, Eliza Ellen AV No. 244 269 

Lafferty, James 269 

Lafferty, Juliet Phares 269 

Lafiferty, Kate, AV No. 246 270 

Lafiferty, Minnie L., AV No. 245 269 

Lamb, Axom 41 

Lamb, Lena, AVI No. 38 41 

Landaker, Elizabeth Marshall 201 

Landaker, Elizabeth. AV No. 130 201 
Landaker, Gideon, AV No. 129 .... 201 

Landaker, Isaac 201 

Landaker, Kenneth, AV No. 132.. 201 

Landaker, Sarah, AV No. 131 201 

Lewis, Ella Stewart 70 

Lewis, Harold, AVI 70 

Lewis, Isaac W 70 

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.... 176 

Lott, James 194 

Lott, Sarah Negley Seaton, B- 

VIII No. 36 194 

Lunbeck, Andrew. AIV No. 53.... 207 

Lunbeck, Delila, AIV No. 50 206 

Lunbeck, Elizabeth Marshall 205 

Lunbeck, Ellen, AIV No. 54 207 

Lunbeck, Hannah, AIV No. 51.... 207 

Lunbeck, Isaac 205 

Lunbeck, Isaac, AIV No. 52 207 

Lunbeck, John, AIV No. 55 208 

Lunbeck, Julia Ann. AIV No. 56.. 208 
Lunbeck, Joseph, AIV No. 49 206 


McConaughey, Alvin. A VI No. 

282 246 

McConaughey, Bessie, AVI No. 

281 246 

McConaughey, E.. AVI No. 279.. 246 


IMcConaughey,Linnie Marshall 246 

McConaughey, W. S 246 

McConaughey, William, AVI No. 

280 246 

McArthur, Louise Harrison 270 

McArthur, Mary 270 

McArthur, William 270 

McGill, Bud 283 

McGill, Estella, AVI 283 

McGill, Orpha Maddux 283 

McGinitie, Edward D 89 

McGinitie, Florence Marshall, AV 

No. 96 89 

McGinitie, William Marshall 89 

McGraw, Amie Phares 264 

AIcGraw, Eddie Lulu, AV No. 

227 265 

McGraw, Hattie, AV No. 228 266 

McGraw, John J., AV No. 225 265 

McGraw, Leander 264 

McGraw, Samuel Phares, AV No. 

226 265 

McKinley, Albert, AVI No. 39.... 41 
McKinley, Emma, AVI No. 40.... 41 

McKinley, Irene Sellers 41 

McKinley, Stephen 41 

jNIcLaughlin, Rev. Arthur 230 

McLaughlin, Elsie Heyl 230 

McLaughlin, Shirley Frances A- 

VII No. 146 230 

McLaughlin, Venard Saylor, A- 

VII No. 145 230 

McMillen, Effie 33 


Maddux. Arthus Russell, AVI 282 

.Maddux, Edward, AV No. 288 282 

Maddux, Flossie Russell, AVI 282 

Maddux, Forest, AV No. 290 283 

Maddux, George 282 

Maddux, Lucy Marshall 282 

Maddux, May. AV No. 289 282 

Maddux, Orpha, A No. 291 283 

Maddux, William, AVI 282 

INIarshall, Adlene Crothers 149 

Marshall, Alfred L.. AVI No. 148 107 

Marshall, Alice, AVI No. 77 53 

Marshall, Alice, AV No. 123 200 

Marshall, Alice E 130-131 

Marshall, Alpha, AV No. 258 274 

Marshall, Alvah, AV No. 33 43 

Marshall, Amos Huffman, AIV 

No. 23 76 

Marshall, Ann Eliza, AIV No. 19 69 
Marshall, Ann Eliza. AIV No. 62 237 

Marshall, Anna Gaudy 149 

Marshall. Annie, AV No. 46 53 

Marshall, Arming 273 

Marshall, Arthur, AV No. 54 56 

Marshall. Arthur, AV No. 146 107 

Marshall, Austin, AV No. 257 274 

Marshall, Beatrice, AVI 280 

Marshall, Benjamin, Mil No. 9 .. 241 Alarshall, Frank, AV No. 44 53 

Marshall, Benjamin F., AV No. Marshall, Fred. AV No. 282 281 

280 281 Marshall, Freeman, AMI No. 8 .. 209 

Marshall, Berenice Gillian 154 Marshall, Freeman, AIV No. 36 .. 200 

Marshall, Bertha, AV No. 293 283 Marshall, George Linley, A B V 

Marshall, Betty J., AVII No. 86 .. 167 No. 105 117 

Marshall, Beuna, AV No. 292 283 Marshall, George Oscar, AV No. 

Marshall, Caroline Sellers 241 143 204 

Marshall, Carrie Barber 106 Marshall, George S., A V No. 

Marshall, Catherine Huffman, A 278 13-280 

IV No. 26 n Marshall, George W., AIV No. 

Marshall, Catherine Huffman 68 34 164 

Marshall, Cecil, AVI 280 l\Iarshall, Georgia Shocknessy .... 166 

Marshall, Chalmers, AV No. 252.. 273 Marshall, Gertrude, AVI No. 144.. 106 

Marshall, Chalmers, AVI 274 Marshall, Gladys Shannon 135 

Marshall, Charles F., AV No. 102 105 Marshall, Goldie, AVI 281 

Marshall, Charles Wm., AIV No. Marshall, Hannah, AIII No. 1 28 

43 204 Marshall, Hannah Bond 198 

Marshall, Clara AVI 274 Marshall, Harold, AVI 274 

Alarshall, Clara Wade, AV No. 99 101 Marshall. Harry. AVI No. 145 .. 107 

Marshall, Cora, AV No. 253 ZIZ Marshall, Harry O., AVI 280 

Marshall. Dale. AV 274 Marshall, Harry O 281 

Marshall. Daniel, AVI No. 143.... 106 Marshall, Hazel Blunt 280 

Marshall, Daniel Huffman, AIV Marshall. Helen Bromm 148 

No. 30 102 Marshall. Henry Rakestraw. AIV 

Marshall. David L., AIV No. 35.. 200 No. 58 216 

Marshall, Delila Ann, AIV No. Marshall. Henry Wright. ABV 

'ii 156 No. 109 137 

Marshall, Delia Hartman 280 Marshall. Henry W. Jr., ABVI 

Marshall, Donald. AVI No. 79 53 No. 160 148 

Marshall, Dora Speck 280 Marshall, Howard, AV No. 42 .... 53 

Marshall, Dorothy, AVI 274 iMarshall, Howard. AVI 274 

Marshall, Dorothy, AVI No. 78.. 53 Marshall, Ida, AV No. 55 56 

Marshall, Earl, AV No. 127 200 Marshall, Isaac Walter, AV No. 

Marshall, Edgar H., AVI No. 172 167 142 204 

Marshall, Edith Graham 217 iMarshall, James. AIII No. 6 198 

Marshall, Eleanor, AIII No. 3 58 Marshall, James Edgar, AV No. 

Marshall, Eleanor, AIV No. 15.... 54 97 90 

Marshall, Eliza Rakestraw 212 Marshall, Tames H., AIV No. 12.. 43 

Marshall, Eliza Todd 164 Marshall. Tane Van Brant 272 

Marshall, Elizabeth, AIII No. 7.. 205 Marshall, Jennie Westfall 94 

Marshall, Elizabeth, AIV No. 39.. 201 Marshall. Jesse, AV No. 43 53 

Marshall, Elizabeth, AIV No. 59.. 219 Marshall, Jesse AV No. 256 274 

Marshall, Elizabeth, AIV No. 66.. 243 Marshall. Tesse M. AV No. 121 .. 166 

Marshall. Elizabeth. AIV No. 87.. 278 Marshall. Jessie Wilson, AIV No. 

Marshall, Elizabeth, Negley, AIV Z2 148 

No. 24 11 Marshall, John, AI 17 

Marshall. Elizabeth Smiley 118 Marshall, John, AIII No. 2 11 

Marshall, Elmer, AVI 280 Marshall, John, AV No. 122 200 

Marshall, Elmer E., AV No. 53.... 56 Marshall, John, AIV No. 38 200 

Alarshall, Ellen, AIV No. 86 276 Marshall, John, Chief Justice 11 

Marshall. Ellen J., AV No. 98 .. 101 Marshall, John Freeman, AIV 

Marshall, Emilv, AIV No. 8 40 No. 88 279 

Marshall, Emma A., ABV No. 104 114 ]\Iarshall. John Smith. AIV No. 

Marshall. Eugenia. AVI No. 142.. 102 14 52 

Marshall, Ervie M.. AVI 280 Marshall. Joseph. AV No. 285 281 

Marshall. Esther. AVI No. 98 .... 56 Marshall, Josephine. AV 284 281 

Marshall, Fannie B., AV No. 112 153 Marshall, Julia Ann, AIV No. 57.. 213 

Marshall, Flora, AV No. 125 200 Marshall, Kate, AV, No. 78 75 

Marshall, Florence E., AVI No. Marshall, Kate, AV No. 156 218 

170 167 Marshall, Keith, AVII 280 

Marshall, Floyd, AVI 280 Marshall, Laura, AV No. 35 43 

Marshall, Laura Van Natta 137-146 

Marshall, Laveta, AVI No. 75 53 

Marshall, Lee, AVI No. 96 56 

Marshall, Lela, AVI 281 

Marshall, Leonard, AV No. 126.. 200 

Marshall, Leslie, AVI 281 

Marshall, Levannah, AIV No. 85.. 275 
Marshall, Lila V., ABVI No. 153 120 

Marshall, Lillian, AVI 274 

Marshall, Lillian Vollmer 280 

Marshall, Linley Earl, ABVI No. 

152 119 

Marshall, Linnie, AV No. 187 246 

Marshall, Lloyd, AV No. 34 43 

Marshall, Lizzie, AV No. HI 150 

Marshall, Lloyd, AVI 280 

Marshall, Louis A., AV No. 279.. 280 

Marshall, Lucile 273 

Marshall, Lucile, AVI 274 

Marshall, Lucy, AIV No. 90 282 

Marshall, Lucy Belle AV No. 100 102 

Marshall. Lunetta Littsey 279 

Marshall, Martha A., AVII No. 

87 167 

Marshall, Mary, AVI 274 

Marshall, Mary, AVI No. 147 107 

Marshall, Mary Ann, AIV No 69 

Marshall, Mary Elizabeth. AIV 

No. 13 43 

Marshall, Mary J., AIV No. 42.... 201 
Marshall, Mary Jane, ABV No. 

106 121 

Marshall. Mary Jeanette, AV No. 

141 204 

Marshall, Mary Newcomb 198 

Marshall, Mary Severenes 217 

Marshall, Matae, AVI 274 

Marshall, May, AV No. 79 75 

Marshall, Mayme, AV No. 255 274 

Marshall, Merrit, AVI 280 

Marshall, M. Estella, ABVI No. 

157 131 

Marshall, Minnie, AV No. 45 53 

•Marshall, Minnie L., AV No. 120 166 

Marshall, Mirian Kelly 167 

Marshall, Morris, AVI 274 

Marshall, Morton M., AV No. 

101 88-102 

Marshall. Moses B., AIV No. Zl 200 
Marshall, Myrtle, AVI No. 59 .... 43 

Marshall, Myrtle Silverly 280 

Marshall, Nancy Harper 103 

Marshall, Nora B., AV No. 281.... 281 
Marshall, Normand W. AV No. 

277 280 

Marshaii'oiaCongrave '.'."".".'.'.'."!!!.'.'.'.' 281 

Marshall, Ona L., AVI 280 

Marshall, Rachel Fox 273 

Marshall, Ralph, AVI 274 

Marshall, Ralph Fayette, AVI No. 

163 154 

Marshall, Rebecca, AIV No. 60.. 221 

Marshall, Rebecca, AIV No. 89.. 281 

Marshall, Rex E., AVI 280 

Marshall, Robert, AIII No. 5 82 

Marshall, Robert, AV No. 82 76 

Marshall, Robert, AVI No. 97 56 

Marshall, Robert D., AV No. 95.... 89 

Marshall, Robert F., AIV No. 22 74 

Marshall, Robert F., AVI 76 

Marshall, Robert L. AIV No. 16.. 56 
Marshall, Robert W., AVII No. 

171 167 

Marshall, Roland AVI 281 

Marshall, Russell, AVI 280 

Marshall, Ruth, AVI No. 76 53 

Marshall, Ruth, AVI 274 

Marshall, Ruth E., AVI No. 173.. 167 
Marshall, Samuel Clark, AIV No. 

28 78 

Marshrn,"'Sarah,"'Arir"No.'"''l0''."!!!! 247 

Marshall, Sarah, AIV No. 63 242 

Marshall, Sarah Ann Wright B- 

VII No. 9 108-111 

Marshall, Sarah Delila, ABV No. 

108 135 

Marshall, Sarah E., AIV No. 41 .. 201 

Marshall, Sarah Huffman 84 

Marshall, Seth Smith, AIII No. 

11 272 

Marshall, Solomon Huffman, AIV 

No. 31 107-170 

Marshall, Susannah, AIV No. 40.. 201 
Marshall, Thomas Elder, AV No. 

81 1() 

Marshall, Thomas Elder Jr. AVI.. 76 
Marshall, Thomas R., Vice-Presi- 
dent 11 

Marshall, Verne H., AVI 280 

Marshall, Viola Rice 280 

Marshall, Wallace, AB V No. 

107 130-171 

Marshall, Wallace Leslie, ABVI 

No. 158 131-133 

Marshall, Walter, AVI 280 

Marshall, William, AIII 22-26 

Marshall, William AIII No. 4 68 

Marshall, William, AIV No. 29 .. 88 

Marshall, William, AIV No. 67.... 246 

Marshall, William, AV No. 254.... 274 

Marshall, William, AVI No. 358.. 273 

Marshall, William C, AV No. 80.. Id 

Marshall, William C, AVI 1(i 

Marshall, William Fleming, AV 

No. 114 154 

Marshall, William H., AIV No. 83 273 
Marshall, William Haynes AIV 

No. 61 -. 236 

Marshal, William Louis, AV No. 

103 106 

Marshall, William Sr., All 20 

Marshall, Winfred, AV No. 83.... 1(^ 

Mather, Cotton 168 


Mather, Increase 168 

Martin, Delia Creswell 202 

Martin, James 202 

Mattix, Brent 269 

Mattix, Gay Fosnaugh 269 

Mattix, Ira 266 

Mattix, Margaret 266 

Mattix, Margery 269 

Mattix, Vance Vorcs 266 

Mattix, Wills 269 

Meyers, Caroline Whiteley, BVIII 

No. 6 189 

Meyers, Harry Kirby, BIX No. 7 190 
Meyers, Louise Nelson, BIX No. 

8 190 

Merwin, Fannie Spaits, AV No. 

165 1-14 

Miller, Alfred 61 

Miller, Amos J., AVI No. 101 65 

Miller, Charles, AVI 61 

Miller, Floyd, AVI No. 91 55 

Miller, Fred, AVII No. 43 65 

Miller, Helen. AVII No. 48 66 

Miller, Julia, AVI No. 100 65 

Miller, Joseph 55 

Miller, Lizzie, AVI 61 

Miller, Lucy, AVII No. 47 66 

Miller, Margaret Tindall 64 

Miller, Marjir, AVIII 65 

Miller, Mary Anna, AVI No. 99.. 65 

Miller, Mary, AVII No. 46 66 

Miller, Nancy Sellers 55 

Miller, Rachel. AVII No. 45 65 

Miller, Robert, AVIII 65 

Miller, Ruth AVII No. 44 65 

Miller, Sara White 61 

Miller, Stella, AVI No. 102 66 

Miller, Thomas P 64 

Mills, Ann Marshall 69 

Mills, William 69 

Mills, Delila Peterson, AIV No. 

20 69 

Moore, Charles Freemont 135 

Moore, Delila Marshall 135 

Moore, Merle Marshall, AB VI 

No. 159 135-136 

Morton, Abram 170 

Morton, Eugene J 188 

Morton, Eliza Whiteley, BVIII 

xNo. 3 188 

Morton, Johnson 188 

Mosher, Albert Neil, AVI No. 

224 221 

Mosher, Elizabeth Marsliali 219 

Mosher. Horace C, AV No. 157.... 219 

Mosher, Irving 221 

Mosher, John 221 

Mosher. Smith 219 

Mullin, Ada, AV No. 259 275 

Mullin. Alice 169 

Mullin, Charlie. AV No. 260 275 

Mullin, Elsie, AV No. 263 276 

Mullin, Ethel, AV No. 264 276 

Mullin, Jerome 275 

Mullin, Levannah Marshall 275 

Mullin, Leander, AV No. 261 275 

Mullin, Lottie, AV No. 262 276 

Mullin, William 169 


Negley, Henry 194 

Negley, John H., BVlll No. 34 .. 194 
Negley, Mary Jane Wright, BVII 

No. 8 194 

Nelson, Amos 170 

Nelson, Betty, AVII 62 

Nelson, Dorothy, AVII 62 

Nelson, George, AVI 62 

Nelson, Hazel, AVII 62 

Nelson,, AVI 62 

Nelson, John 61 

Nelson, Laura White 61 

Nelson, Pauline, AVII 62 

Nelson, Robert, AVI 62 

Nelson, Robert Carl, AVII 62 

Nelson, Warren, AVII 62 

Neumann, Allie 264 

Neumann, Almira 264 

Neumann, Lynn 264 

Neumann, Melissa 264 

Neumann, Sylvia 264 

Neumann, Winnifred Kegarice 264 

Neuse, Alma A 47 

Newhirter, Elizabeth. AVII No. 

26 45 

Newhirter, Elizabeth Sellers 45 

Newhirter, Harold, AVII No. 27.. 45 

Nixon, Dean 269 

Nixon, Eliza Lafferty 269 

Nixon, Henry L 269 


O'Banion, Carle 256 

O'Banion, Clyde 256 

O'Banion, Effie Phares 256 

O'Banion, Jennie 256 

O'Banion, Samuel 256 

Ogier, Charles, AVI No. 258 243 

Ogier, Ethel, AVI No. 257 243 

Ogier, Lyman 243 

Ogier, Sarah Tindall 243 

Ottenfeld, Dorothy N., AVII 166 

Ottenfeld, Walter E 166 

Owens, Elizabeth Townslev, AV 

No. 2 31 

Owens, Ethel Mullin 276 

Owens, Gladys. AVI 276 

Owens, John 31 

Owens, Lester, AVI 276 

Owens, Lulu M 31 

Owens, Miller 276 

Owens, Minnie 31 


Pack-ham, Alice, BIX No. 82 194 


Packham, Frank 194 Phares 

Packham, Lenora, BIX No. 83 194 

Packham, Phoebe Negley, BVIII 

No. 35 194 

Paulson, Albert 65 

Paulson, Pauline, AVIII 65 

Paulson. Virginia, AVIII 65 

Payne, Elizabeth 266 

Payne, James 266 

Payne, Marie 266 

Payne, William 266 

Payne, Sarah Phares 266 

Partington, Addie Watts 278 

Partington, Clyde, AVI 278 

Partington, Richard 278 

Phares, Alice, AV No. 213 257 

Phares, Allen Cackley 255 

Phares, Amie Lorena, AV No. 

231 260 

Phares, Amie Ellen, AIV No. 76.. 264 

Phares, Arthur 256 

Phares, Arthur, AV No. 190 252 

Phares, Blye 257 

Phares, Catherine Hall 251 

Phares, Cecil 257 

Phares, Charles L., AV No. 205.. 255 

Phares, Charles 261 

Phares, Day, AVI No. 265 252 

Phares, Edgar Clay, AV No. 193.. 250 
Phares, Edgar Frank, AV No. 

189 251 

Phares, Edna, AV No. 219 257 

Phares, Effie Holloway 256 

Phares, Effie May, AV No. 208.... 256 

Phares, Eliza. A. V. No. 195 250 

Phares, Ella M., AV No. 210 256 

Phares, Elizabeth M. AIV No. 

12 253 

Phares, Emma, AV No. 194 250 

Phares, Ettie, AV No. 188 252 

Phares, Florence, AV No. 211 .... 257 
Phares, Frances M., AV No. 207 256 
Phares, Frances Marion AIV 

No. 77 257 

Phares, Frederick 261 

Phares, Gertrude 256 

Phares, U. S. Grant, AV No. 

214 257 

Phares, Hattie, AV No. 191 253 

Phares, Hazel Dell 256 

Phares, Helen, AVI No. 290 251 

Phares, Henry Clay, AIV No. 74 256 

Phares, Henry 261 

Phares, Hugh A., AVI No. 264 252 

Phares, Hale 262 

Phares, Ina Hume, AV No. 233.... 263 

Phares, John A., AV 209 

Phares, John Allen, AIV No 73 .. 255 

Phares, John William 256 

Phares, John Allen, AV No. 209.... 256 
Phares, Juliet Amanda, AIV No. 

80 269 


229 . 

81 . 

75 ..., 

82 ... 


Kyle, AVI 


Lotus 257 

Louis Sheridan, AV No. 

Luciie! A V I "No." 28^^^ 25 1 

Mary Craig 250 

Mary E., AV No. 206 255 

Mary Hale 262 

Mary Edwards, AIV No. 


Margaret McGraw 255 

Margaret M. AIV No. 79 266 

Marshall Dye 255 

May McGill 252 

Maude, AV No. 215 257 

Melissa Jane, AIV No. 


Minnie, AV No. 216 257 

Myrtle Ball 256 

Nancy Peddicord 257 

Nevada, AV No. 212 257 

Oscar M. AV No. 192 250 

Oscar. AV No. 250 271 

Paul Clay, AV No. 230.. 260 
Robert H., AIV No. 69.... 251 

Ruth 256 

Samuel C 247-248 

Samuel Martin, AIV No. 


Sadie J., AV No. 204 255 

Sarah Marshall 247 

Sarah Louise, IV No. 78 266 

Sheridan 261 

Wallace, AV No. 218 257 

Welby AV No. 251 271 

William Marshall, AIV 

71 249 

William, AVI 250 

William G., AV No. 196.. 251 
William Marshall, AV 

No. 232 261 

Plummer, Ann 170 


Rakestraw, Mary Marshall, AV 

No. 152 217 

Ramsey, Dr. Clarence S 80 

Ramsey. Louise Elizabeth, AVII 

No. 56 80 

Randall, Catherine, AVII No. 90.. 202 
Randall, Herman, AVII No. 90.... 202 
Randall, Earl Creswell, AVI No. 

174 202 

Randall, Eloise, AVII No. 88 202 

Randall, Herman, AVII No. 89.... 202 
Randall, Josephine, AVI No. 176 202 
Randall, John Herman, AVI No. 

175 202 

Randall, John E 202 

Rankin, Elizabeth, AVII No. 76.. 152 

Rankin, Helen. AVI No. 162 153 

Rankin, J. D. Jr., AVII No. 78.... 152 

Rankin, Jane, AVII No. 11 152 

Rankin, Jesse David, AVI No. 

161 151 

Rankin, Lizzie Marshall 150 

Rankin, Nellie Bragg 152 

Rankin, William F 150 

Ray, Emma Phares 250 

Ray, Helen, AVI No. 287 250 

Ray, Howard 250 

Razv, Abram W 252 

Razy, Cecile Phares, AVI No. 284 253 

Razy, Edna, AVI No. 283 253 

Razy, Ettie Phares 252 

Reynolds, Helen Marie 267 

Ritchev, Anita 256 

Ritchey, Charles 256 

Ritchey, Ella Phares 256 

Rowe, Frank P 115 

Rowe, Jennie Bringham 115 

Royal, Francis E 'i^ 


Salmon, G. A 51 

Salmon, Henrietta 40-46 

Sampson, Abraham 170 

Sampson, Edward 170 

Sampson, Henry 169-171 

Sampson, James 170 

Sampson, Jane 170 

Sampson, Joseph 170 

Sampson, Sarah 170 

Sanders, Bert, AVI No. 253 243 

Sanders, Nancy Tindall 243 

Sanders, William, AVI No. 254 243 

Sawyer, Roswell 101 

Sawyer, Walter 101 

Scanlon, Ruth M., AV 220 

Seelye, Robert F., AV No. 197.. 216 
Sebring, Dolly B., AV No. 151 .. 215 

Sebring, Fulcard 215 

Sebring, Julia Marshall 213 

Sebring, Lincoln A., AV No. 150 215 

Sebring, Lucy F., AV No. 149 215 

Sebring, Mary E., AV No. 147.... 214 
Sebring. William H., AV No. 148 215 

Sellers, Bertha, AVI No. 93 56 

Sellers, Bernice, AVI No. 52 42 

Sellers, Bessie, AVI No. 92 56 

Sellers, Blanche, AV No. Zl 42 

Sellers, Blanche, AVI No. 49 42 

Sellers, Cecil, AVI No. 89 54 

Sellers, Chauncey, AV No. 28....40-42 

Sellers, Charles. AVII No. 24 45 

Sellers. Charles. AVI No. 95 56 

Sellers, Earl, AVI No. 48 42 

Sellers, Edward, AV No. 48 54 

Sellers, Eleanor, AVI No. 55 42 

Sellers, Ellen, AV No. 12 42 

Sellers, Elizabeth 45 

Sellers, Eleanor Marshall 54 

Sellers, Eleanor, AVI No. 90 55 

Sellers, Elsie, AVI No. 43 41 

Sellers, Eva, AV No. 145 207 

Sellers, Emily, AVI No. 56 42 

Selers, Evan. AV No. 29 42 

Sellers, Flossie, AVI No. 86 54 

Sellers, Frank, AVI No. 65 45 

Sellers, George, AVI No. 66 45 

Sellers, Gladys, AVI No. 50 42 

Sellers, Glenn, AVI No. 54 42 

Sellers, Hannah Lunbeck 207 

Sellers, Herbert, AVI No. 53 42 

Sellers, Homer AVI No. 44 42 

Sellers, Irene, AV No. 25 41 

Sellers, James Grant, AVI No. 

52 56 

Sellers, J, AVI No. 94 56 

Sellers, John 40 

Sellers, John, AV No. 30 42 

Sellers, John A 207 

Sellers, June, AVI No. 88 54 

Sellers, Lee, AVI No. 45 42 

Sellers, Leona, AVI No. 67 45 

Sellers. Loretta, AVI No. 47 42 

Sellers, Mary, AVII No. 21 45 

Sellers, Mary, AVI No. 42 41 

Sellers, Max, AVII No. 25 45 

Sellers, Minnie. AVI No. 46 42 

Sellers, Morris, AVI No. 4 41 

Sellers. Murray, AVII No. 23 45 

Sellers, Nancy A.. AV No. 51 .... 55 

Sellers, Nancy, AV No. 24 41 

Sellers, Newton, AV No. 26....40-41-54 

Sellers, Oscar, AV No. 47 54 

Sellers, Reese 45 

Sellers, Robert, AVI No. 85 54 

Sellers. Robert, AV No. 49 55 

Sellers, Thelma, AVI No. 87 54 

Sellers, Wayne. AVI No. 51 42 

Sellers. William, AV No. 50 55 

Sellers, William, AVII No. 22 45 

Sellers, William. AV No. 27 41 

Sharow, Catherine 170 

Shaum, James B 153 

Shaum, James B. Jr., AVII No. 

80 153 

Shaum, Helen Rankin 153 

Shaum. Frances Elizabeth. AVH 

No. 79 153 

Shell, Fred 264 

Shell, Helen Davidson 264 

Shumacher, Alene 269 

Shumacher, Henry W 269 

Shumacher, Julia 269 

Shumacher, Minnie Lafferty 269 

Sigler. Beth, AVI No. 288 251 

Sigler, Clarence 251 

Sigler. Eliza Phares 251 

Sigler, Phares, AVI No. 289 251 

Smith, C. H 281 

Smith, Darwin, AVI 281 

Smith, Freemont Marshall, .\IV 

No. 91 283 

Smith, Harold, AVI 

Smith, Merle, AVI 

Smith, Nora Marshall 

Smith, Raymond, AVI 

Smith, Vera, AVI 

Snook, Bertha Stewart 

Snook, Charles G 

Spahr, Delila Townsley, AV No. 


Spahr, Frank Mason 

Spahr, Fred Leon 

Spahr, James Leroy 

Spahr, Jennie Townsley, AV No. 


Spahr, Jacob 

Spahr, Osmond A 

Spaits, Fannie, AV No. 165 

Spaits, Jacob B 

Spaits, Jessie, AV No. 167 

Spaits, Rebecca Marshall 

Standish, Alexander 

Standish, Miles 169- 

Standish, Sarah 

Stewart, Anna May, AV No. 116 
Stewart, Bertha Belle, AV No. 


Stewart, Caroline Nelson, BVII 

No. 4 

Stewart, Catherine, AV 

Stewart, Chase, AV No. 74 

Stewart, Delila Marshall 

Stewart, Edwin Earl, AV No. 118 
Stewart, Elizabeth, AV No. 76 .... 

Stewart, Ella May, AV No. IZ 

Stewart, Emma Gray 

Stewart. Frank. BVIII No. 7 

Stewart, Lucy Marshall, AV No. 


Stewart, Mary Marshall 

Stewart, Marshall, AV No. 72 

Stewart, Mary. AV No. 75 

Stewart, Samuel 

Stewart. Sarah Ethel, AV No. 115 

Stewart, Samuel 

Stewart, Thomas E 

Stillwell, Catherine VVhiteley, B- 

VIII No. 5 

Stillwell, William T 






Bernice, AVI I No. 16 



Freddie Lee 

Forest Lee 

Hallie, AVII No. 15 


Martha. AVII No. 14 

Nellie Woodard 

Phares Gay 

Sarah, AVII No. 17.... 




















Thompson, Steven, AVII No. 18 41 
Thompson, Susan, AVII No. 19.... 41 

Thompson, Sylva D 268 

Thompson, Will 41 

Tillev, Edward 169 

Tindall, Benjamin, AV No. 173.... 242 

Tindall. Charles W., AVI 67 

Tindall, Charles 63 

Tindall, Eliza Jane, AV No. 172.. 242 

Tindall, Elton, AVI 67 

Tindall. Elizabeth, AV 63 

Tindall, Frederick. AVI No. 250.. 243 

Tindall, Florence, AVI 67 

Tindall, Fred, AV 67 

Tindall, Frank, AVII 66 

Tindall, Fred. AVI 66 

Tindall, Franklin, AVI 66 

Tindall, Gretchen. AVII 67 

Tindall, John 242 

Tindall, Josie, AVI No. 247 242 

Tindall. John Jr., AVI No. 251 243 

Tindall, John, AV 67 

Tindall, Julia White 63 

Tindall, Lee, AVI No. 255 243 

Tindall, Louis, AVI 67 

Tindall, Louis M., AVI 66 

Tindall, Louise, AVII 66 

Tindall, Lucy, AVI 66 

Tindall, iMarv, AVI No. 256 243 

Tindall. Marjir, AVI 66 

Tindall, Margaret E., AVII 67 

Tindall. Margaret A., AV No. 61.. 64 

Tindall, Marshall, AVII 66 

Tindall, Nancy, AV No. 176 243 

Tindall. Nancy, AV 64 

Tindall. Nancy 61 

Tindall, Nellie, AVI 67 

Tindall, Nellie, AVI No. 249 243 

Tindall. Paul H.. AVI 67 

Tindall, Ralph, AVII 67 

Tindall. Robert, AV No. 175 243 

Tindall, Royal, AVI 66 

Tindall, Sarah Marshall 242 

Tindall. Sarah. AV No. 178 243 

Tindall, Thelma E., AVII 67 

Tindall, Thelma, AVII 66 

Tindall, Thomas, AV 66 

Tindall, Velma, AVI No. 248 242 

Tindall, Velma, AVI No. 252 


Tindall. William, AV No. 177 243 

Tindall, William, AV 66 

Tindall. William. AVI 66 

Todd. Edith, BIX No. 21 192-195-196 

Todd, Edwin S 186-192 

Todd, Marietta Wood, BVIII No. 

12 191 

Todd. Samuel A 191 

Townsley, Caroline, AIV No. 6.... 35 

Townsley, Frank, AV No. 7 33 

Townsley. Edward, AV No. 133.. 201 
Townsley, Fred ^^ 


Townsley, George AIV No. 3 34 Wade, Jolin 35 

Townsley, George 34 Wade, Julia Townsley 35 

Townsley, Hannah Marshall 28 Wagg, Henry 41 

Townsley, Inis 201 Wait, Hannah 17U 

Townsley, James, AIV No. 1 30 Walker. Dee 34 

Townsley, John AV No. 1 31 Walters, Alice Marshall AP.Vll 

Townsley, John 28 No. 1Z 133 

Townsley, Julia, AIV No. 7 35 Walters, Aniie Phares 260 

Townsley, Mary Jane 34 Walters, Cecil Lloyd 260 

Townsley, Robert, AV No. 6 33 Walters, Estella Marshall 133 

Townsley, Robert, AIV No. 5 .... 34 Walters, Florence Phares 257 

Townsley, Sarah Marshall 201 Walters, Helen Leslie. ABVII 

Townsley, Smith, AIV No. 4 34 No. 74 133 

Townsley, William, AIV No. 2.... 34 Walters, H. A 133 

Travis, Fannie Marshall 153 Walters, Lela Maud 260 

Travis, Tames E 153 Walters, Lotus 257 

Trible, Birdie, AV No. 276 279 Walters. Louise Verdette 260 

Trible, Bessie, Av No. 275 279 Walters, Stella May 260 

Trible, Beve, AV No. 274 279 Walters, Theron 257 

Trible. Zola. AV No. 273 279 Walters. Verneille Louise 260 

Trummel, Lloyd 257 Walters, Virginia Louise, ABVII 

Trummel, Mabel 257 75 133 

Trummel, Milzer 257 Walters, William Marcellus 260 

Trummel, Nevada Phares 257 Watson. Jennie Stewart, BVIII 

Trummel, Theron 257 No. 8 190 

'^""^^'^?'°''^"'^^ Wright. BVIII Watts. Addie. AV No. 270 278 

No. 29 193 

Watts. Benjamin 278 

J"ttle Jacob 193 Watts. Elizabeth Marshall 278 

Tweed. Allen 263 Watts. John. AV No. 271 278 

Tweed Catherine Kegance 263 Weaver. Clara J.. AV No. 39 46 

Tweed, Fozie 263 Weaver, Elizabeth, AV No. 36.... 45 

Tweed, Jessie 26o Weaver, Emily Frances, AV No. 

V ^1 45 

VanHorn, Bailey 281 Weaver. Erastus 43 

VanHorn. Bernice. AVI 277 Weaver. Harry Otis AV No. 40 26-46 

VanHorn, Bertha. AVI 277 Weaver, Henrietta, AV No. 41 51 

VanHorn, Dorothy. AVI Ill ^X'^^'''''' \)^''^ ^ •' ^^u^°- ^^ 1'^ 

VanHorn, Emma Humiston 277 Weaver, May Elizabeth 43 

VanHorn. Floyd, AVI 277 Weaver William a AVI N.k /4 47 

VanHorn, Josephine Marshall 281 We ^- Christine. AVI No. 1/7.... 203 

VanHorn, Mirian. AVI 281 Wells. Eva Creswell 203 

VanHorn, Verle AVI 277 

Wells, T. R 203 

VanHorn.' William 'ZZZ'ZZ. 277 Well-^- ^I^'T Frances, AVI No 

Venard, Ann Marshall 237 

178 203 

Venard, Charles Elroy, AVI No. Westfall, Ellen Marshall 101 

236 239 Westfall. Harvey 94-96 

Venard. Etura, AV No. 163 226 Westfall, Leslie M 101 

Venard. Eleanor. AVI No. 238 .... 240 Westfall. W. Paul 101 

Venard, George B. McClelland Westfall, William Mark 101 

AV No. 164 266 White, Annie AV No. 60 62 

Venard, George W 237 White, Eleanor Mrashall 58 

Venard, Harrison 223-224 White, Jessie, AVI 62 

Venard. Rebecca Marshall 223 White. John, AIV No. 17 61 

Venard. William Freeman. AV White. Julia, AIV No. 18 63 

No. 168 238 WHiite. Laura. AV No. 57 61 

Venard. William Archebold, AVI White. Pearl, AVI 62 

No 237 239 White. Ray, AVI 62 

White. Robert. AV No. 58 62 


Wade, Francis E 36 White! Sarah Ellen, AV No. 56.. 61 

Wade, Isaac 35 White. William 58 

White. Rosco. AVI 62 

White, William, AV No. 59 59 

Whiteley, Amos, BVIII No. 2 185 

Whiteley, Andrew 183 

Whiteley, Bert, BIX No. 2 187 

Whiteley, Elmer BIX No. 3 187 

Whiteley, James, BVIII No. 4..'.. 187 
Whiteley, Nancy Nelson, BVII 

No. 2 183 

Whiteley, William N., BVIII No. 

1 183 

Willmore, Arthur 268 

Willmore, Belle, AV No. 239 34 

Willmore, Charles Curtis 267 

Willmore, Helen Woodward 268 

Willmore, Kenneth Burdette 268 

Willmore, Ruth 268 

Willmore, Ruby 268 

Willmore, Sarah Woodward 267 

Willmore, Tilford 268 

Willmore, Wanda 268 

Willmore, Velma 268 

Willmore, Zelma 268 

Williams, Blanche, AV No. 287.. 282 

Williams, Bernice, AVI 282 

Williams, Doris 282 

Williams, Everett, AV No. 286 .... 282 

Williams, Rebecca Marshall 282 

Williams, Roy, AVI 282 

Williams, W. W 282 

Williamson, Clarence Frederick, 


Williamson, Frances Gene, A- 

VIII 63 

Williamson, Fred W 63 

Williamson, Marie Anderson A- 

VIII 63 

Williamson, Una Cory 63 

Wilson, Arthur, AVI No. 114 81 

Wilson, Charles K 80 

Wilson, David P 11 

Wilson, Delila Peterson 69 

Wilson, Delia Elizabeth, AVI No. 

Ill 80 

Wilson, Delia, AVI No. 119 81 

Wilson, Emma W. AV No. 68....68-80 
Wilson, Elizabeth, AVII No. 52.. 80 
Wilson, Frances Gertrude, AVII 

No. 57 80 

Wilson, Frank E. AV No. 69 81 

Wilson, Gertrude H., AVI No. 

122 81 

Wilson, Hannah, AVII No. 54 80 

Wilson, Harold Marshall, AVI 

No. 113 80 

Wilson, Hannah P., AV No. 71.... 81 

Wilson, Joseph E 69 

Wilson, Joseph Wright, AVI No. 

117 81 

Wilson, Kate E., AVI No. 115 81 

Wilson, Louise, AVII No. 59 80 

Wilson, Lucile, AVI No. 116 81 

Wilson, Lorena M. AVI No, 121 81 

Wilson, Marshall, AVII No. 58.... 80 

Wilson, iMarshall,AVI No 118 81 

Wilson, Mary A., AVI No. 120.... 81 
Wilson, Raymond Marshall, AVII 

No. 60 80 

Wilson, Rachel, AVII No. 55 80 

Wilson, Sarah, AVII No. 53 80 

Wilson, Wilbur Clark, AVI No. 

112 80 

Wilson, William Marshall, AV 
No. 70 8' 

Winslow, Hugh B. AVI No. 123.. 81 
Wood, Rhoda Morton, BVII No. 
5 191 

Wood, Thomas Smith 191 

Woodard, Arta, AVII No. 51 66 

Woodard, Cora, AVII No. 41 65 

Woodard, Florence, AVII No. 49 66 

Woodard, Frank 65-66 

Woodard, Julia Miller 65 

Woodard, Ralph, AVII No. 42 .... 65 

Woodard, Sarah, AVII No. 50 66 

Woodward, Bernice 269 

Woodward, Blye La Verne 267 

Woodward, Fred Oliver 266 

Woodward, Frances Free 266-267 

Woodward, Helen Maud 266 

Woodward, Helen Audrey 267 

Woodward, Helen Maude, AV 240 268 

Woodward, John P 266 

Woodward, John J 266 

Woodward, John J., AV No. 242.. 268 

W^oodward, Lloyd Esal 267 

Woodward, Margaret Phares 266 

Woodward, Martha i\Iay 267 

Woodward, Nellie Blanche 266 

Woodward, Nellie Blanche, AV 

No. 241 268 

Woodward, Oletta 269 

Woodward, Olive Belle 267 

Woodward, Opal Fern 267 

Woodward, Roberta 267 

Woodward, Sarah Isabelle 266 

Woodward, Sarah Isabelle, AV 

No. 239 267 

Wright, Benjamin F. BVII No. 7 193 

Wright, John 170 

Wright, Otho, BVIII No. 26 192 

Wright, Phoebe Negley 192 

Wright, Sarah Ann, BVII No. 

9 170-194 

Wright, Thomas, BVII No. 6 .... 192 

Wright, Thomas L., BVIII No. 31 193 

Wvkert, Henrv, AVI No. 64 43 

Wykert, John S 43 


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inherited from Mother Sarah Ann Wright Marsliall — the bureau and mirror with which s 
went to housekeeping in 1851, her sewing chair and straight chair, fifty years old. The bra| 
candlestick was brought from England by Grandfather Wright in 1S20. It had belonged to Ij 
grandfather. The "Rose of Sharon" quilt was made by Mother in is.ll. The red, white a' | 
blue coverlet was woven liy Grandmother Marshall Harper. The pictures are of five generatioi 
No. 1, a daguerreotype of Sarah Huffman Marshall; No. 2, Sarah Ann Wright Marshal 
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