John Marsden

Male21 August 1822–July 1863

Brief Life History of John

When John Marsden was born on 21 August 1822, in Rastrick, 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, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Marsden
Elizabeth Bray
Marriage: 16 February 1845
Mary Marsden
John Bray Marsden
James Bray Marsden
Ann Eliza Marsden
Joseph Bray Marsden
Elizabeth Marsden

Sources (33)

  • John Marsden in household of Joseph Marsden, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Marsden, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 February 1845Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    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 any of the places in Lancashire and Yorkshire, so named from Old English mercels ‘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 …

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