John S. Marquis

 

Rev. John S. Marquis, D. D.,  married Margaretta Bryant McConaughy (he was for seventeen years pastor of Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church in this county; his home is now Washington, and he has supplied the church of Lower Ten Mile at Amity, Penn., for nearly seven years).

 

John Marquis and his brother Thomas (afterward Rev. Thomas Marquis), in company with some others, pursued a baud of Indians, which had made a raid into that neighborhood, in 1776, murdered one woman and took captive another woman (Reynolds) and child. They came upon the Indians just at daybreak, as they were making a raft to cross the Ohio river opposite where is now Mingo Junction, on the Pan Handle Railroad. Seven of the eight Indians were killed, and one man of the pursuing party. The families of James T. Marquis and of Rev. J. S. Marquis, D. D., are the only descendant of John and Sarah Marquis now residing in this county.

 

Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, PA, 1893, page 182

 

 

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