NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Thomas Marshall was born in Scotland and came to America about 1803. He bought of the Indians a large island of about eight hundred acres in the St. Lawrence river. Through some mistake in the deed, however, he lost all but about fifty acres, the government claiming the rest. He had a son John, mentioned below.
(II) John, son of Thomas Marshall, was born in Scotland in 1793, and came when young with his father to America. He conducted a farm until he was about twenty-seven years of age, and then bought a farm of one hundred and thirteen acres of the Van Rensselaers, in Lisbon, New York, where he lived the remainder of his life. He married Anna Getty of Lisbon, N.Y.
1. William, born 1820, mentioned below.
(III) William, son of John Marshall, was born at Lisbon in 1820, and died June 3, 1902. He received his education at the public schools, and for a time was employed by his uncle in the shipping business on the St. Lawrence river. For the greater part of his life, however, he was a farmer, and for the last ten years of his life he made his home with his son Edgar in Ogdensburg. He was a Republican in politics, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
He married, April 12, 1844, Amanda, born 1827, died 1881, daughter of William Perkins, an Englishman.
1. and 2. died young.
3. George, born May 24, 1847; wholesale meat dealer; married Martha Randles and had Addie and Minnie.
4. Wilbert, died aged twenty-one.
5. Albert, died young.
6. Alfred, drowned.
7. Edgar Howard, May 4, 1860; mentioned below.
8. Ettie, April 12, 1865, married George Woods and had Elsie and May.
(IV) Edgar Howard, son of William Marshall, was born in Lisbon, N.Y., May 4, 1860. He was educated in the public schools of Lisbon and Ogdensburg, and started to work in a retail grocery in the latter city. Later he became shipping clerk in a wholesale grocery. For one year he was travelling salesman for the St. Lawrence Wholesale Grocery Company, for four years for McMillin & Sears, of Watertown, N.Y.; and for twelve years salesman for Johnson & Murray, of Watertown.
In 1905 he took a position as manager of Johnson & Murray's store at Ogdensburg, where he has since been located. He is an invaluable assitant to the firm, being a stockholder and director of said firm, and has brought the business to financial success. He is director of the Business Men's Association and a trustee in the Methodist church. In politics he is a Republican.
He married, Feb. 18, 1885, Faith L., daughter of John and Hannah (Best) Green of Ogdensburg. They have no childern.
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