John Marsden

21 August 1822–July 1863 (Age 40)
Salterhebble, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Marsden was born on 21 August 1822, in Salterhebble, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Marsden, was 25 and his mother, Mary Wood, was 24. He married Elizabeth Bray on 16 February 1845, in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Wike, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. His occupation is listed as blacksmith and whitesmith in England, United Kingdom. He died in July 1863, in Kimball Junction, Summit, Utah Territory, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Marsden
1822–1863
Elizabeth Bray
1824–1895
Marriage: 16 February 1845
Mary Marsden
1846–1910
John Bray Marsden
1850–1917
James Bray Marsden
1852–1880
Ann Eliza Marsden
1855–1934
Joseph Bray Marsden
1858–1859
Elizabeth Marsden
1861–1947

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 February 1845
Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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World Events (8)

1823

Age 1

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 14

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English mearc ‘boundary’ ( see Mark 2) + denu ‘valley’ ( see Dean 1), i.e. a valley forming a natural boundary.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Marsden, John (1823-1863) and Bray, Elizabeth (1825-1895)

(Father and Mother of Mary Marsden Smith) John Marsden Sr. was born at Hebden Bridge, England and Elizabeth Bray was born at Yorkshire, England. John was born in 1823 and Elizabeth on 29 September 1 …

Sources (3)

  • John Marsden in household of Joseph Marsden, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Marsden, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Marsden, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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