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
1797–1869
Mary Ann Smith
1799–1874
Marriage: 10 January 1822
Thomas Marston Jr
1824–1857
Mary Ann Marston
1834–1887
William Marston
1838–1871
Sarah Marston
1845–
Robert Marston
1849–
Moses Marston
1826–
Henry Francis Marston
1828–1894
John Henry Marston
1829–1901
James W. Marston
1832–1892
Edith Marston
1832–
Amelia Marston
1835–
Sarah Ann Marston
1837–1898
Charles Marston
1837–1840
Joseph Smith Marston
1840–1888
James Marsden
1843–
Patience Grace Marston
1844–1848
Lydia Ann Marston
1847–1913

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

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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