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George Joshia MARSH

Male 1830 - 1916  (86 years)


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  • Name George Joshia MARSH 
    Born 15 Apr 1830  Randolpoh,New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Oct 1916  Ogden,Weber County,Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • ! Carl found this on Jan. 19, 2000 in a box with some stuff that he had.

      ! I was born in 1830, April 15. My place of birth was in the State of New York, Chautaugua County, the town of Randolph. My father Josiah Marsh belonged to the Bilbe Cristian Religion. He was married to my mother, Sally Pwell in 1826. Their first child was a girl, the only child they had except myself. My mother believed and worshiped with the Methodist persuasion. Differing in their religious views did not effect their happiness. They believed that if they were good moral people they would be saved as well in one church as another. My father, about the time of my birth, met with an accident which caused death. In cutting the lock of a hoop with a very sharp pointed knife he let it slip into his leg just above the knee; he was laid up with it for some time, but being a man of great ambitions he went to work before it was spimd, which proved fatal to him and ended in his death. He died in 1831, leaving my mother with my sister Jane and myself. They had gathered together enough to purchases a farm and had begun to get things around them to make them quite independent. As soon as the death of my father was made public, the creditors gave my mother no peace. My mother finding her situation to be very unpleaseant, being without anymore to manage her business, she got acquainted with a man by the name of Samuel than my sisiter Jane. Who was born in 1828 in June. His son, Jacob, was one month and a company sometime she visited his father's family and on her return she married him. There were married in 1831. The following winter my stepfather became acquaninted with one Hiby, who persuaided him that he could introduce a water power that would make him rich, if he would furnish money he would put it in operation and the would be [partners in full. In order to raise money my stepfather mortagaged our farm in Gataroufous County. This farm he had perviously traded for my Mother's farm, he got with my mother, which according to the laws of the United States belonged to my sister and me after my mother got hers. While she lived, on third of my Father's property belonged to her. If the law had been carried out justly the property would have been secured to us, that which belonged to us which was one third each. This imposter whoes name was Hiby, shile away to James town in the spring protended to get some of the patterns for the machinery and ran away with the money my father had marotagaged his farm for and also his overcoat, leaving us to get along the best way we could. This man had lived with us all winter; when he came he had a frozen toe, which made him very peevish and disagreeable. He would very often knock the little children and kick them about in the absence of my stepfather. I remember one time he undertook to whip us in the absence of parents. We ran up stairs and he undertook to follow us, but we all prepared ourselves with floour and filled his eyes and he retreated. My mother put up with his meanness and waited on him and dressed his toe and took the best care of him to please my stepfather. The following spring he went to get the patterns for the machinery but never returned. The registrar's office was burned and the man, that held the mortgage of our farm took advantage and took the farm for the mortgage. Then we being rreduced to proverty my stepfather resolved to go to Illinois and he was absent one year. We saw hard times while he was away. After he returned we moved to Illinois where we lived ten years. Most of the time we followed coal digging and stones quarrying and evey thing we thought would pay. We had ague a great deal and my mother was sickly most of the time, till 1844 when we heard the Gospel preached by the Latter Day Saints, which made quite a feeling between father and mother. Mother investigated the doctrines first. My stepfather treated her very bitter but he went so far that he was condemed
    Person ID I30451347  Hill Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2000 

    Father Joshiah MARSH,   b. 1804, Randolph,Chautauque County,Tenn Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1831, Ogden,Weber County,Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Mother Sally Cletilda POWELL,   b. 21 Mar 1811, Randolph,Chautauque County,Tenn Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1855, Ogden,Weber County,Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 1826 
    Family ID F14612990  Group Sheet

    Family Jane Rosette ANDREWS,   b. 25 Sep 1836, Harmony,New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1908, Ogden,Weber County,Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1855  Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Ames MARSH,   b. 7 Jan 1855
     2. Jane Keturah MARSH,   b. 16 Apr 1857
    +3. Josiah MARSH,   b. 31 Aug 1859, Williard,Box Elder County,Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1930, Williard,Box Elder County,Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Salley Ann MARSH,   b. 11 Nov 1861
     5. Lovisa Roseabel MARSH,   b. 16 Oct 1863
     6. Clinton MARSH,   b. 25 Feb 1867
     7. David Richard MARSH,   b. 25 Feb 1867
     8. Geneva alwilda MARSH,   b. 30 Aug 1869
     9. Effie Nancy MARSH,   b. 18 Nov 1871
     10. Lottie Clotilda MARSH,   b. 11 Dec 1873
    Family ID F14612989  Group Sheet