George Marsden

George Marsden

Birth
England
Death 12 Nov 1817 (aged 79–80)
Vienna, Oneida County, New York, USA
Burial Vienna, Oneida County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 11666057 · View Source
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Bronze Tablet on gravesite reads:

The graves of Captian & Adjutant George Marsden, personal friend and staff officer of General George Washington, who died Nov. 12, 1817, age 80 yrs., also his wife, Welmoth Lee of Virginia, sister of Richard Henry Lee, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, who died Jan. 31, 1850, age 93 yrs.

Captain Marsden resigned his rank in the British Army of Occupation, then stationed in Mass., and accepted an office in the American Colonial Army at the outbreak of the Rev. War. He fought at Bunker Hill and at all the battles of Mass. and Eastern New York. His conspicuous military brilliancy won his promotion in 1779 to the office of Adjustant on Gen. Washington's staff, remaining there about one year. They moved to the then forest wilds of Bernard's Bay, New York, and built their permanent home about 6-1/2 miles west of this plot. Their log cabin abode was honored in 1783 by a 3 day visit by President Washington when on his tour of inspection of the Central New York fortifications.


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  • Maintained by: CJ
  • Originally Created by: Tombstone Hunter
  • Added: 2 Sep 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11666057
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Marsden (1737–12 Nov 1817), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11666057, citing Eckel Cemetery, Vienna, Oneida County, New York, USA ; Maintained by CJ (contributor 47068721) .