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John Marshall
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Birth: 1819
Death: 1903

John Marshall, one of the pioneers of Rock
Island County, coming here in 1839, and
residing in the county constantly since
that time, is at present a resident of Cordova
Township, and a prominent farmer and stock.
raiser. He is a son of John and Charity
(Golden) Marshall, being the second eldest of
their children.
Mr. Marshall was born in Hopewell Township,
Huntington Co. (now Mercer Co.), New Jersey,
April 1, 1819. Mr. Marshall was 13 years of age
when his father died, and two years later he went to
learn the trade of a wagon-maker, at which he served
an apprenticeship of two years. He then went to
Philadelphia, and worked at carpentering three years.
In 1839, realizing that to better his condition in life,
in a financial point of view, the West offered better
inducements than the crowded East, he came to
Cordova, Rock Island Co., 111., in company with
three others. They arrived at Cordova in July of
that year, and he and his brother, William G. Marshall,
made a claim on section 3 of that township,
and as soon as the land came into market, entered
tthe same. In July, 1840, they raised the first crop
in that township. In 1842 the mother, in company
with the remainder of the family, joined them, and he
located on the homestead with his mother until 1845.
During the year he entered the north half of the
southeast quarter of section 34, township 20, range
2, now known as Cordova Township, and in 1844
built a frame house on this place and located thereon.
He has from time to time added to his original
purchase until he at present is the owner of 360
acres, all in a body, besides 150 acres adjoining in
Coe Township, located on section 3 and in Whiteside
County. In 1863 he erected a stone building on the
southeast quarter of section 34, Cordova Township.
There is a fine natural grove near by his house.
Mr. Marshall was united in marriage with Mary E.
Cool in September, 1840. She was born in Princeton,
N. J., July 9, 1819. They have nine children.
Elizabeth is the wife of J. F. Cranston, and resides
in Benton County, Minn. ; Charity is the wife of
Paul D. Ege, and lives in Guthrie County, Iowa
Harmon married Jennie Hoff, and resides on section
15 southwest quarter; Jerome married Maria Withrow,
of Albany, and lives in Whiteside County;
Edward married Sally Bailey, and lives in Guthrie
County, Iowa; Samuel married Emma Seeley, of
Clinton, Iowa, and resides in Benton Co., Minn.;
Robert married Marietta Burlingame, of Albany, and
resides on the homestead ; Minnie is the wife of
Charles Wells, and they reside in Guthrie County,
Iowa ; Horace married Sarah A. Crawford, widow of
Jonathan Marshall, and resides on the homestead;
Clara died in her twentieth year, and Jonathan in
his twenty-fourth year.
Politically, Mr. M. is a Republican.

Family links: 
  John Marshall (1793 - 1832)
  Charity Golden Marshall (1795 - 1878)
  Robert Marshall (1859 - 1944)*
  Mary Ann Marshall Ege (1817 - 1898)*
  John Marshall (1819 - 1903)
  William Golden Marshall (1820 - 1894)*
  Henry M. Marshall (1822 - 1864)*
  Elizabeth Marshall Crosby (1824 - 1905)*
  Sarah Marshall Smith (1826 - 1906)*
  Jacob Hoff Marshall (1828 - 1911)*
  Theodore Marshall (1830 - 1908)*
  Jerred Marshall (1832 - 1876)*
*Calculated relationship
Cordova Cemetery
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Ruth Hundley
Originally Created by: Alberta Daniels Withrow
Record added: Oct 17, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9618206
John Marshall
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Rest in peace, cousin.
- Joseph R. Klett
 Added: May. 1, 2017

- Karen
 Added: Dec. 4, 2009

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