Margaret Marshall

19 October 1830–7 November 1906 (Age 76)
New Concord, Muskingum, Ohio, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Marshall was born on 19 October 1830, in New Concord, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, her father, William Marshall, was 29 and her mother, Isabella McCall, was 27. She married Elijah Forsyth II on 22 May 1850, in Guernsey, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Troy Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Jefferson Township, Jefferson, Kansas, United States in 1900. She died on 7 November 1906, in Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Winchester, Jefferson, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Forsyth II
Margaret Marshall
Marriage: 22 May 1850
Sarissa Jane Forsyth
Susannah Isabella Forsyth
John Lewis Forsyth Sr.
Mary Elizabeth Forsyth
Byron McCandlas Forsyth
James March Forsyth
Lora Emma Forsyth
Willis Marshal Forsyth
Charles Newton Forsyth

Spouse and Children

22 May 1850
Guernsey, Ohio, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Robert Marshall



    Mary Jane Marshall


    Elizabeth H. Marshall


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 16

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 27

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

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)

  • Margaret F?Sythe in household of Eliza F?Sythe, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margaret Forsythe, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Margaret Forsythe in household of Elizabeth Forsythe, "United States Census, 1850"

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