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THOMAS MARSH,JR.

Submitted by KAY WITHERS

 

Will of Thomas Marsh, Jr. - Harrison Co., KY Will Book C ; P444

I Thomas Marsh of the County of Harrison and Commonwealth of Kentucky, being sound in body and of disposing memory, do make and publish this my last will and Testament that is to say, after my decease I desire all my just debts shall be paid and after the death of my wife Sarah, i desire that my Negro man George shall be freed and set at liberty, to do and manage for himself, and that all the rest of my real and personal estate, to be equally divided amongst all my children --I desire that my daughter Driden Bosly's portion be put in the hands of David Barton as an agent to give it to her as she may need it for the support of her family, but in case she should die before she may have received all of it, the residue is to be divided amongst her heirs. In testimony whereof, I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this 16th day of August 1834.

his

Thomas X Marsh

mark

Signed and sealed and published and delivered

as and for the last will and Testament of the

above named Thomas Marsh

David Snodgrass, George Henry

Commonwealth of Kentucky, Harrison County for June Term 1836

I Samuel Endicott, Clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid do as__?

__that this last will and Testament of Thomas Marsh deceased was produced at the above Term and proven by the Oaths of David Snodgrass and George Henry, subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded, which is done, this 15th day of June 1836.

S. Endicott, Clk. H. C.

 

In Harrison county deed book 5, page 273 Thomas Marsh freed George, his slave, on May 10, 1836, witnessed by Nathan Marsh and David Snodgrass.

This was a request Thomas made in his will. Nathan was the court appointed administrator or this will as no executor was named.

 

Descendants and Notes for Thomas Marsh Sr.

1. THOMAS5 MARSH,JR. (THOMAS4, JOHN3, JOHN MARSH2 ?, GILBERT1 MARSH?) was born 1753 in BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, and died 1837 in HARRISON CO. KENTUCKY. He married SARAH CORBIN 1774 in BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, daughter of ABRAHAM CORBIN and RACHEL MARSHALL. She was born 1760 in BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, and died Abt. 1851 in HARRISON CO. KENTUCKY.

Notes for THOMAS MARSH,JR.:

"IN 1781, SEVEN THOUSAND ACRES OF LAND WAS GRANTED TO PHILLIP BUCKNER, BY THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY AND RECORDED IN THE LAND OFFICE IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA AND AT FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY. THIS LAND FORMED A 'CORRIDOR, RUNNING FROM GERMANTOWN THROUGH BROOKSVILLE TO POWERSVILLE AND BEYOND. BUCKNER WAS A CAPTAIN IN THE CONTINENTAL ARMY OF VIRGINIA DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, AND THUS HE WAS GIVEN THE LAND FOR HIS SERVICES TO HIS COUNTRY. SHORTLY AFTER RECEIVING THIS GRANT, HE CAME TO VISIT THE AREA AND SEE FOR HIMSELF, THE WEALTH HE HAD GAINED.

In 1796, HE RETURNED, BRINGING WITH HIM, 40 FAMILIES, 70 PEOPLE FROM VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND, BY WAY OF THE MIDLAND TRAIL, CROSSING THE BIG SANDY RIVER. THIS WAS THE WARRIORS' TRAIL, WHICH INDIANS USED, FROM IRONTON TO TENNESSEE. IT WAS LATER A CATTLE TRAIL OR ROUTE TO TAKE COWS TO A CHICAGO MARKET. IT BECAME A BIG WAY INLAND TO KENTUCKY FROM VIRGINIA. ALL 40 FAMILIES DID NOT ENTER BRACKEN COUNTY, AS THEY MET OTHERS WITH WHOM SOME OF THEM BANDED. TWENTY OF THESE FAMILIES, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE UNKNOWN CAME INTO WHAT WAS TO BE BRACKEN COUNTY WITH CAPTAIN BUCKNER."

from "Recollections:Yesterday, Today for Tomorrow" 1968

 

THOMAS MARSH , JR. CAME TO KENTUCKY DURING THIS MIGRATION FROM MARYLAND. HE FIRST SETTLED IN AUGUSTA THEN LATER ON TO MILFORD. THIS AREA WAS IN BOURBON COUNTY WHICH IN TIME BECAME BRACKEN COUNTY, THEN ON TO NICHOLAS COUNTY.

IN 1799 HE BROUGHT SUIT IN BOURBON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT AGAINST JOHN HOUSTON FOR AN UNPAID NOTE OF 15 POUNDS WRITTEN IN NOVEMBER OF 1798 AND WITNESSED BY BEAL MARSH AND ...?.. SANDY.

HE LATER MOVED TO HARRISON COUNTY. IT IS SAID THAT HE BOUGHT A MILL ON BEAVER CREEK , RAN IT FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, BUT REFUSED TO PAY THE LAST PAYMENT, SAYING IT WAS NOT WHAT IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE. OPERATING A MILL SEEMED TO BE A PROFITABLE BUSINESS DURING THOSE EARLY DAYS OF KENTUCKY HISTORY BUT THERE WERE RULES. IN ORDER TO CONSTRUCT A MILL THE MILLER HAD TO GO TO COURT AND PROMISE THAT HE WOULD NOT FLOOD HIS NEIGHBOR'S LAND OR PREVENT ANYONE FROM USING A ROAD. A GROUP WAS ASSIGNED BY THE COURT TO INSPECT THE SITE AND ASSURE THAT EVERYTHING WAS AS IT SHOULD BE. PERIODIC INSPECTIONS WOULD FOLLOW. THOMAS MARSH, JR. MADE A PETITION FOR A MILL TO THE NICHOLAS COUNTY COURT AND HIS MILL WAS INSPECTED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.

 

AUGUST COURT 1806-----NICHOLAS COUNTY

The writ of adquod damnum awarded Thomas Marsh for the purpose of erecting a water grist mill on the Brushy Fork near the house where John Bell lives was this day returned by the Sheriff that ------thereto he had caused the Jurors to meet upon the premises who having been duly charged on Oath. returned to him their inquest signed and sealed in the following Words to wit. Agreeable to a writ of adquod damnum issued from the clerk of Nicholas County by order of said county court directing the sheriff to summons a jury to view a mill seat for Thomas Marsh on the Brushy Fork of Hinkston. We of the jury having met according to said writ and having been first duly sworn have viewed the said mill dam to be erected across the creek nearly opposite the mouth of the lane leading up to John Bell's house near a white oak tree marked M M the dam to be six feet high and that the mansion house curtilages? offices gardens nor orchards or no person will be overflowed except the public road leading by said place which may in places be probably overflowed which said Marsh must keep in good repair; that no fish of passage or ordinary navigation will be obstructed thereby and the health of none of the neighbors will be annoyed by the stagnation of the waters of said mill dam to the best of our skill and judgement . In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seal this 16th day of August 1806.

Arch Marshall Alexander Robinson

David Caldwell James Saunders

Francis Ray Acquilla Standiford

James Robinson Joseph Mcnulty

James Ardery Alexander Caldwell

William Mathers A. Bennington

HE AND HIS WIFE AND A NUMBER OF MARSHES ARE BURIED IN A FAMILY CEMETERY THAT WAS DESTROYED BY A MAN NAMED WALTER McCAULEY. AS THE STORY GOES HE RIPPED UP THE TOMBSTONES, THREW THEM IN A SINKHOLE, AND PLOWED OVER THE GRAVES TO USE THE LAND FOR CROPS. PEOPLE HAVE UNSUCCESSFULLY SEARCHED FOR THESE GRAVES FOR YEARS.

 

[Brøderbund Family Archive #311, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1790, Date of Import: Sep 16, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.311.1.1793.184]

Individual: Marsh, Thomas

County/State: Bracken Co., KY

Year: 1799

Census type code: Tax List

[Brøderbund Family Archive #312, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1800, Date of Import: Oct 13, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.312.1.1958.126]

Individual: Marsh, Thomas

County/State: Nicholas Co., KY

Year: 1800

Census type code: Tax List

HARRISON COUNTY TAX LISTS

1825------p.39 Thomas Marsh----1238 --3 slaves $1850 total value

1826----Thomas Marsh---137 acres Mc Conico Beaver Creek 1338 - 3 slaves

1827 ----Thomas Marsh--173 acres Mc Conico 11-3 $% an acre $1910 total value

1828------Thomas Marsh --173 acres in Grant County on Beaver Creek

1 male over 21----3 slaves---6 horses----Land value $5 per acre

total value $2015

1829------Tax books missing

1830----- Thomas Marsh--170 acres in Harrison County on Beaver Creek

1 male -4 slaves-5horses--land value $5.50---total value $2470

1831 &1832- tax books missing

1833-------Thomas Marsh-same as 1830 except slaves increased to 6

1834-------Thomas Marsh---243 acres-Harrison County on Beaver Creek

1 male----6 slaves --land value $5 per acre--total value $3365

1835-------Thomas Marsh ---280 acres--Harrison County-Beaver Creek--6 slave

land value $4 per acre--total value $2870

1836-------Tax books missing

1837--------Sarah Marsh--35 acres in Harrison County on Beaver Creek-----1 slave

land value $5 per acre

1838--------Sarah Marsh--40 acres in Harrison County on Beaver Creek--1 slave

Land value $5 per acre--Total value $450

It would appear that in 1828 Thomas Marsh was living in Harrison County., but owned land in Grant County. In 1830 this land was in Harrison county. By 1834 his land had increased to 243 acres and in 1835 increased to 280 acres.

It is regrettable that the 1836 tax books are missing as that was the year Thomas Marsh died. The tax books for 1837 and 1838 show that his land had been disposed of and leaving his widow Sarah with 35 or 40 acres of land. One would presume that this was her dower.

The Harrison County deed books covering 1835, 1836, and 1837 do not show a deed covering the disposition of Thomas Marsh's land.

 

Notes for SARAH CORBIN:

From court records it appears that Corbin's Delight was left to the children of Abraham Corbin.

Joshua Marsh purchased from the heirs of Corbin's Delight and the Eagle's Nest all of the shares making him the owner of both pieces of property in the Valley of JEHOSOPHAT.

This indenture made this 30 April 1801 between Thomas Marsh and Sarah Corbin Marsh his wife and Beal Marsh and Eleanor Corbin Marsh his wife of Bourbon County, Ky..... and Joshua Marsh of Baltimore Co.....witnesseth that the said Thomas Marsh [et.al] for and in consideration of 260 pounds....dot grant....unto the said Joshua Marsh.....two undivided sixth parts....containing and laid out for 259 acres......also of All that tract called Corbin's Delight.....containing sixty and one fourth acres.

Signed, sealed, and delivered

John Allen Thomas Marsh

Andrew Barton Beal Marsh

Husur [?} Durbin Sarah Marsh

Thomas Corbin Eleanor Marsh

State of Kentucky

On this 30 April 1801 personally appeared before James Garrard, governor of the State of Kentucky {Sarah and Eleanor} privately examined a part.....acknowledge the aforegoing Deed of Bargain and Sale to be their respective act....

James Garrard

More About THOMAS MARSH and SARAH CORBIN:

Marriage: 1774, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

 

Children of THOMAS MARSH and SARAH CORBIN are:

i. CHARLOTTE6 MARSH, b. 17 Jul 1789, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND.

ii. RACHEL MARSH, b. 20 Aug 1791, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND; m. NATHAN WEBSTER.

iii. SOPHIA MARSH, b. 21 Sep 1793, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND; d. Bef. 1851; m. GEORGE KARR.

iv. DRYDEN MARSH, b. 1798, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND; d. 1848, BRACKEN CO., KY.; m. WALTER BOSLEY.

v. ELIZABETH MARSH, b. 1798; m. DAVID BARTON.

vi. ADAM MARSH, b. Abt. 1800.

vii. SARAH A. MARSH, b. 1802; d. Aft. 1840; m. JOSHUA EVANS; b. 26 Mar 1807, HARRISON CO; d. Bef. 1840.

viii. HARRISON CORBIN MARSH, b. 29 Mar 1805, KENTUCKY; d. 05 May 1889, DALLAS, TX; m. MARY RAYMOND, 11 Nov 1828, HARRISON CO; b. 18 Feb 1810, BOURBON CO. KY; d. 19 Apr 1888, DALLAS CO., TX.

More About HARRISON MARSH and MARY RAYMOND:

Marriage: 11 Nov 1828, HARRISON CO

ix. LOUISANA MARSH, b. Abt. 1806; d. HARRISON CO; m. RICHARD PEDDICORD, 03 Feb 1827, HARRISON CO. KY; b. Abt. 1805; d. 06 Aug 1888, HARRISON CO.

More About RICHARD PEDDICORD and LOUISANA MARSH:

Marriage: 03 Feb 1827, HARRISON CO. KY

x. NATHANIEL CORBIN MARSH, b. 22 Apr 1808, BOURBON COUNTY; d. 08 Sep 1887, CARTHAGE, MISSOURI; m. (1) SUSAN ANN RAYMOND, 18 Oct 1832, HARRISON C0. KENTUCKY; b. 11 Aug 1813, BOURBON COUNTY; d. 1865, NEAR MILFORD, KENTUCKY; m. (2) ELIZABETH ZILER, 15 Nov 1866, ZILER RESIDENCE.

Notes for NATHANIEL CORBIN MARSH:

AFTER SUSAN WAS KILLED NATHANIEL MARRIED A LADY NAMED ELIZABETH ZILER OR ZIGLER. HE DIED WHILE VISITING CHILDREN IN CARTHAGE , MISSOURI, AND IS BURIED THERE IN A RURAL CEMETERY A FEW MILES OUTSIDE OF TOWN. IN 1998 THE CEMETERY WAS WELL-TENDED AND STILL IN USE.

More About NATHANIEL CORBIN MARSH:

Fact 1: 1849, ELECTED MAGISTRATE OF HARRISON CO.

Notes for SUSAN ANN RAYMOND:

SUSAN WAS KILLED WHEN THROWN FROM HER HORSE WHILE RIDING ON ON WHAT IS NOW HWY 539 OUTSIDE OF MILFORD, KENTUCKY. THE STORY IS TOLD THAT HER HORSE WAS STARTLED BY BOYS HIDING UNDER A BRIDGE. ANOTHER VERSION OF THAT STORY IS THAT SHE WAS IN A CARRIAGE THAT OVERTURNED WHEN HER HORSE WAS STARTLED. SHE IS BURIED ON HER FATHER'S FARM ON BEAVER BAPTIST PIKE ALONG WITH THREE OF HER CHILDREN. IN THAT SAME CEMETERY THERE ARE A NUMBER OF GRAVES MARKED ONLY BY FIELD STONES.

IN 1999 THIS SMALL FAMILY GRAVEYARD IS STILL BEING TENDED BY A GREAT-GRANDSON HENRY DEAN MARSH, WHO STILL LIVES ON THE MARSH HOME PLACE.

More About SUSAN ANN RAYMOND:

Fact 1: SUSAN WAS KILLED WHEN THROWN FROM HER HORSE. SHE IS BURIED ON THE HOME PLACE ALO

More About NATHANIEL MARSH and SUSAN RAYMOND:

Marriage: 18 Oct 1832, HARRISON C0. KENTUCKY

More About NATHANIEL MARSH and ELIZABETH ZILER:

Marriage: 15 Nov 1866, ZILER RESIDENCE

xi. ABRAHAM CORBIN MARSH, b. 10 Jul 1810, NICHOLAS COUNTY, KY; d. 28 Jan 1891; m. (1) MARY SMITH, 07 Mar 1832, HARRISON COUNTY, KY; b. 17 Feb 1817; d. 22 Jun 1876; m. (2) ELLEN DAVID, 08 Nov 1877, CYNTHIANA CHRISTIAN CHURCH; b. Abt. 1833, BOURBON COUNTY, KY.

More About ABRAHAM CORBIN MARSH:

Burial: INDIAN CREEK CHRISTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY

More About MARY SMITH:

Burial: INDIAN CREEK CHRISTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY

More About ABRAHAM MARSH and MARY SMITH:

Marriage: 07 Mar 1832, HARRISON COUNTY, KY

More About ABRAHAM MARSH and ELLEN DAVID:

Marriage: 08 Nov 1877, CYNTHIANA CHRISTIAN CHURCH