|Death: ||Nov. 2, 1784|
Born in Windsor, Connecticut, 1706. He was a Congregationalist who became a Separatist Baptist during the Great Awakening. Ordained at Abbott's Creek, N.C. in 1757 he was a leader in establishing Baptist work in Virginia, the Carolinas, & Georgia.
In his support for the cause of religious freedom he was arrested for preaching in Georgia. He led in establishing that state's first continuing Baptist Church on the Little Kiokee in 1772. Marshall was the only pastor to remain in Georgia throughout the Revolution. He helped form the Georgia Baptist Association shortly before his death on November 2, 1784. Georgia Baptists are indebited to him for nurturing many men who contributed to the movement's early growth.
THE HOUSE WHERE THE REV. A. MARSHALL
LIVED STOOD HERE. PURCHASED FROM HIS
FATHER'S ESTATE (COUNTY DEED BOOKS
Z.P. 449 & C.P. 102). BAPTIST HISTORIAN
DAVID BENEDICT WROTE: I SPENT SOME
TIME WITH HIM [ABRAHAM MARSHALL] AT
HIS OWN HOME AT KIOKEE, IN 1810, WHERE
HIS VENERABLE FATHER [DANIEL MARSHALL]
DIED. SITE IS PART OF ORIGINAL LAND
GRANT TO DANIEL MARSHALL (GEORGIA
PLAT BOOK E.P. 269). REMAINING TIMBERS
OF HOUSE WERE DISMANTLED IN 1981 AFTER
DOCUMENTATION. DANIEL MARSHALL SAID
TO HIS WIFE SHORTLY BEFORE DEATH: AGO
ON, MY DEAR WIFE, TO SERVE THE LORD.
HOLD OUT TO THE END. ETERNAL GLORY IS
KIOKEE BAPTIST CHURCH
To Daniel Marshall also belongs the honor of establishing the first continuing Baptist church in Georgia at Kiokee in 1772.
MORGAN EDWARDS, 1772, WROTE: AT
LITTLE KIOKA IS A MEETINGHOUSE.
ERECTED IN 1771 DAN. MARSHALL. THESE
SEPARATE BAPTISTS, BRANCH OF BIG
STEVENS CREEK, S.C., BECAME A CHURCH,
SPRING 1772, WITH DANIEL MARSHALL,
PASTOR. THEIR BUILDING, EAST/SOUTHEAST
OF THIS MARKER, WAS ALSO FIRST
VOTING PLACE FOR RICHMOND COUNTY,
1777. SECOND BUILDING ERECTED 1792
AT NEW SITE CALLED MARSHALL'S
MEETINGHOUSE; THIRD, 1808, STANDS
ON SAME SITE CALLED OLD KIOKEE,
MILE WEST OF THIS MARKER. CHAPEL,
BUILT IN APPLING ABOUT 1828 AS ARM,
DESTROYED BY TORNADO 1875. FIFTH
STRUCTURE MOVED TO APPLING 1907,
USED UNTIL 1937, WHEN SIXTH
BUILDING WAS ERECTED ON PRESENT
SITE. MOTHER OF CHURCHES. MOLDER
OF PREACHERS. PILLAR OF THE
ASSOCIATION. PROMOTER OF MISSIONS.
GEORGIAS FIRST CONTINUING BAPTIST
GEORGIA BAPTIST ASSOCIATION
ORGANIZED AT KIOKEE, OCTOBER 1784,
BY BEST EVIDENCE. FIRST CHURCHES:
KIOEE, FISHING CREEK, GREENWOOD,
ABILENE, LITTLE BRIER CREEK. FOUNDING
FATHERS: DANIEL MARSHALL, ABRAHAM
MARSHALL, SANDERS WALKER, PETER
SMITH, SILAS MERCER, LOVELESS SAVAGE,
WILLIAM FRANKLIN, ALEXANDER SCOTT.
KNOWN MEMBER CHURCHES, 174, IN 28
GA. AND 5 S.C. COUNTIES. PARENT OF
ASSOCIATIONS: HEPHZIBAH, 1794;
SAREPTA, 1799; OCMULGEE, 1810.
CHURCHES HELPED FORM: 15 OTHERS.
MAJOR INFLUENCE IN FORMING
GEORGIA BAPTIST CONVENTION,
POWELTON, 1822, AND STRONGLY
SUPPORTED FORMATION OF SOUTHERN
BAPTIST CONVENTION, AUGUSTA, 1845B
BOTH IN MEMBER CHURCHES. LEADER IN
FOUNDING MERCER UNIVERSITY. STRONG
MISSIONARY INFLUENCE. TERMED
AMOTHER,@ AMODEL,@ AND ACRADLE OF
GEORGIA BAPTIST HISTORY.
Some Marshall family graves may have purposefully been left unmarked. Abraham Marshall wrote about his father, Daniel:
NO MONUMENTAL PILE OR LETTERED STONE
HIS VIRTUE TO POSTERITY REVEALS:
HIS NAME AND CHARACTER ARE BETTER KNOWN
BY HOLY TRUTH AND MINISTERIAL SEALS.
Abraham's son wrote about his mother:
I'LL RAISE NO STONE HER MEMORY TO RETAIN,
SINCE MY SORE LOSS IS HER ETERNAL GAIN.
Abraham Marshall is known to be buried here, August 15, 1819. Circumstantial evidence indicates others:
DANIEL MARSHALL, Nov 2, 1784
MARTHA STEARNS, wife of Daniel, 1793
NANCY ANN WALLER, wife of Abraham Nov 14, 1815
ABRAHAM WALLER MARSHALL, son of Abraham & Ann Oct 15, 1800
JUBAL ORION MARSHALL, son of Abraham & Ann
MARY ANN COLLINS, wife of the General
Also believed to be buried here are members of the Black family, once owners of the property, as well as a number of slaves.
Sources: Committee on Baptist History, Georgia Baptist Convention; Kiokee Baptist Church; Georgia Baptist Association
MARSHALL HISTORICAL SITE:
Dedicated November 12, 1984, it was developed by the History Committee of the Georgia Baptist Convention in cooperation with Kiokee Baptist Church & the Georgia Baptist Association.
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN GEORGIA
THIS BUILDING, KIOKEE CHURCH=S SIXTH
MEETINGHOUSE, WAS ERECTED IN 1937
WITH THE HELP OF MANY GEORGIA
BAPTISTS AS A MONUMENT TO DANIEL
MARSHALL. NOT LATER THAN 1770 HE WAS
ARRESTED FOR PREACHING IN COLONIAL
GEORGIA AT A SITE EAST OF THIS MARKER.
AT A TRIAL IN AUGUSTA BEFORE COLONEL
EDWARD BARNARD AND PARSON EDWARD
ELLINGTON OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND,
HE WAS ORDERED TO DESIST FROM
PREACHING IN THE PROVINCE.@ HIS WIFE
MARTHA DEFENDED HIM AWITH SOLEMN
DENUNCIATION OF THE LAW, QUOTING
WITH FLUENCY PASSAGE AFTER PASSAGE
OF SCRIPTURE.@ MARSHALL ALSO REPLIED:
AWHETHER IT BE RIGHT TO OBEY GOD
RATHER THAN MAN, JUDGE YE.@ HE
CONTINUED TO PREACH. HIS ARRESTING
OFFICER SAMUEL CARTLEDGE WAS
CONVERTED, BECAME A MEMBER OF
KIOKEE CHURCH WHICH MARSHALL BEGAN
IN 1772, WAS ALSO ORDAINED, AND
ORGANIZED AND PASTORED CHURCHES
IN THE AREA. COLONEL BERNARD [sic] BECAME
A CLOSE FRIEND. THEREAFTER RELIGIOUS
PERSECUTION ENDED IN GEORGIA. THE
MARSHALL HISTORICAL SITE, WHERE
MARSHALL LIVE AND DIED, IS EAST OF
THIS SITE ON TUBMAN ROAD ONE MILE
PAST OLD KIOKEE CHURCH.
Source: Georgia Baptist Historical Commission
Thomas Marshall (1663 - 1735)
Mary Drake Marshall (1666 - 1728)
Martha Stearns Marshall (1726 - 1771)
Abraham Marshall (1748 - 1819)*
Lucy Eunice Marshall Pittman (1760 - 1821)*
Mary Marshall Wilson (1688 - 1772)*
Samuel Marshall (1691 - 1749)*
Daniel Marshall (1706 - 1784)
Marshall Family Cemetery
Maintained by: David Reese
Originally Created by: M C
Record added: Mar 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67238581