Thomas Marston

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Marston was born about 1797, in Gloucestershire, England, his father, William Marston, was 33 and his mother, Patience Finch, was 30. He married Mary Ann Smith on 10 January 1822, in Hope Mansell, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 7 daughters. He immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1850 and lived in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 23 October 1869, in Salinas, Monterey, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salinas, Monterey, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Marston
Mary Ann Smith
Marriage: 10 January 1822
Thomas Marston Jr
Mary Ann Marston
William Marston
Sarah Marston
Robert Marston
Moses Marston
Henry Francis Marston
John Henry Marston
James W. Marston
Edith Marston
Amelia Marston
Sarah Ann Marston
Charles Marston
Joseph Smith Marston
James Marsden
Patience Grace Marston
Lydia Ann Marston

Sources (30)

  • Thomas Maston, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Marston - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Thomas Jon Marston
  • Thomas Marston, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1807 · Louisiana is Divided into 19 Parishes

Louisiana was divided into 19 parishes (rather than counties or boroughs) on March 31, 1807. Currently, there are 64 parishes in Louisiana.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from one or other of the numerous places called Marston or Merston, in counties including Bedfordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Sussex, and Worcestershire. Most of the placenames derive from Old English mersc ‘marsh’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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Thomas Marston A meeting of the Bishops Court. Thomas Marston Senior was out of the Church on Wednesday January 5, 1853 for not abiding the decision of Thomas Crook, Levi Savage and William Faussett o …

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