This group is for anyone looking for help researching or anyone wanting to share their Marsh Family History. Name meaning: topographic name for someone who lived by or in a marsh or fen.
Latest Activity: Jul 6, 2022
Started by Jennifer Eklund, PLCGS. Last reply by Jennifer Eklund, PLCGS Jul 15, 2009. 1 Reply 0 Likes
I meant to add, you know that I have to locate the white Marsh's in order to locate the enslaved, if they took their name. Thanks
Hi Pearl, George W. Marsh was believed to be a slave per oral history, so I am trying to back track. The story goes that his father was killed per a rumor he was going to run. I did locate who I believe is George and his brother John in the 1860 census, under the name of Mash instead of Marsh, in the household of another African American free family called the Robinson's, in Jefferson County, VA. This is interesting since he was supposely a slave, they were free in 1860.
I do not have direct information for you, but this is the first time I've heard of African American MARSH genealogy in VA/WVA that has a whiff of similarity to my African American research. My grandfather, Louis Marsh was born 1831 in GA. His father was born abt. 1805 in VA. I do not have a name. Here's what I have for the European Marsh settlers in VA:
John Marsh, 1635; Lewis marsh 1643; Francis Marsh; 1643; Alphouse Marsh, 1702; Nicho Marsh, 1705.
Thanks! Your inquiry has renewed my energy to search for my African American Marsh ancestry in VA. I've been at the "brick wall" for quite a number of years.
Does anyone have connections to Marsh landowners in Jefferson County, Virginia, now West Virginia area? I have a George W. Marsh born1834, in Virginia (African-American), believed to be a slave, somewhere around the Jefferson County, Virginia, now West Virginia area. George married a free colored-Mary Goens/Goings/Goins June 1863, just before the state become West Virginia. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
I am looking for ANY information on Simpson B. Marsh, born in NY ca. 1814, moved to Wisconsin before 1850 w/ his second wife, Mary Thomas. Sons include Albert Leumis, Edwin Lester, George Washington & William Wallace. Any help you can give me would be GREATLY appreciated!
Please let me know if you find any Marshes in Essex/London in the nineteenth century - or in Canterbury in the 1800's. It is all fascinating stuff!
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