John Henry Marsh

November 1834–25 May 1903 (Age 68)
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Marsh was born in November 1834, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, his father, Henry Marsh, was 27 and his mother, Judith Morrell, was 26. He had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Catherine Gauley Ganley. He died on 25 May 1903, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Marsh
Catherine Gauley Ganley
George Marsh
Anna Marsh
Anna Marsh
Charles Marsh
Henry George Marsh
Richard Francis Marsh

Spouse and Children


    Catherine Gauley Ganley




    George Marsh


    Anna Marsh


    Anna Marsh


    Henry George Marsh


    Charles Marsh


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Marsh


    Judith Morrell




    Elizabeth Marsh Washburn


    Anna Maria Marsh


    Helen Marsh


    Mary Ellen Marsh


    Caroline A Marsh


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

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.
1836 · Brooklyn Borough Hall Begins Construction

Age 2

The historic Brooklyn Borough Hall laid its cornerstone and foundation in 1834. However, due to financial problems construction on the rest of the building was halted until 1845. The Greek Revival style building was made of tuckahoe marble with a large staircase that lead to had six large, fluted columns supporting a triangular pediment. The interior’s two story rotunda and courtroom were elaborately decorated with ornate plasterwork and carved wood paneling. The building served as Brooklyn’s City Hall for fifty years until the consolidation with New York City.
1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils

Age 27

The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by or in a marsh or fen, Middle English mershe (Old English mersc), or a habitational name from any of various minor places named with this word, for example in Shropshire and Sussex.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John N Marsh in household of Henry Morsly, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John H Marsh in household of Henry Marsh, "New York, State Census, 1855"
  • John H Marsh, "United States Census, 1880"

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