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
1834–1903
Catherine Gauley Ganley
1844–1924
George Marsh
1864–1953
Anna Marsh
1865–1928
Anna Marsh
1865–1946
Charles Marsh
1871–1891
Henry George Marsh
1869–1938
Richard Francis Marsh
1872–1939

Spouse and Children

    Male1834–1903Male

    Catherine Gauley Ganley

    Female1844–1924Female

children

(6)

    George Marsh

    Male1864–1953Male

    Anna Marsh

    Female1865–1928Female

    Anna Marsh

    Female1865–1946Female

    Henry George Marsh

    Male1869–1938Male

    Charles Marsh

    Male1871–1891Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Marsh

    Male1807–1872Male

    Judith Morrell

    Female1808–1872Female

siblings

(10)

    Elizabeth Marsh Washburn

    Female1827–1905Female

    Anna Maria Marsh

    Female1828–1910Female

    Helen Marsh

    Female1830–1901Female

    Mary Ellen Marsh

    Female1831–1891Female

    Caroline A Marsh

    Female1832–Female

+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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