John Henry Marsh

Brief Life History 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
about 1864–1953
Anna Marsh
about 1865–1928
Anna Marsh
about 1865–1946
Charles Marsh
about 1871–1891
Henry George Marsh Sr
1868–1938
Richard Francis Marsh
1872–1939

Sources (13)

  • John N Marsh in household of Henry Morsly, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John H. Marsh, "BillionGraves Index"
  • John Marsh in entry for Henry Marsh, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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

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

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 mersch (Old English mersc), or a habitational name from any of various minor places called with this word, for example in Yorkshire, Shropshire and Buckinghamshire.

Americanized form of German Marsch .

Americanized form of Slovenian Marš: unexplained. Compare Mars 7.

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

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