Benjamin Marshall

1801–1889 (Age 88)
Nelson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Marshall was born in 1801, in Nelson, Kentucky, United States, his father, Mark Marshall, was 35 and his mother, Rebecca "Becky" Coy, was 35. He married Sarah J. Kennady on 24 February 1822, in Hardin, Marshall, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Monroe Township, Washington, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Pigeon Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1889, in Warrick, Indiana, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Selvin, Pigeon Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States.

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Benjamin Marshall
Sarah J. Kennady
Marriage: 24 February 1822
Mark Marshall
Decker L. Marshall
Peter K. Marshall
James Calvin Marshall
Benjamin Franklin Marshall
Daniel C. Marshall
John T. Marshall
Sarah Jane Marshall
Charles Garrett Marshall

Spouse and Children

24 February 1822
Hardin, Marshall, Kentucky, United States


    Mark Marshall


    Decker L. Marshall


    Peter K. Marshall


    James Calvin Marshall


    Benjamin Franklin Marshall


+4 More Children

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World Events (8)

1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

Age 0

The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.

Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: status name or occupational name from Middle English, Old French maresc(h)al ‘marshal’. The term is of Germanic origin (compare Old High German marah ‘horse’, ‘mare’ + scalc ‘servant’). Originally it denoted a man who looked after horses, but by the heyday of medieval surname formation it denoted on the one hand one of the most important servants in a great household (in the royal household a high official of state, one with military responsibilities), and on the other a humble shoeing smith or farrier. It was also an occupational name for a medieval court officer responsible for the custody of prisoners. An even wider range of meanings is found in some other languages: compare for example Polish Marszałek ( see Marszalek ). The surname is also borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamine Marshall, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjamin Marshal, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benjamin Marshall, "United States Census, 1850"

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