John Marshall English

John Marshall English

Birth
Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 6 Jan 1849 (aged 40)
Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 22155364 · View Source
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His grandson John I. M. English wrote (The World and I]: "In 1849 in Charles Town, Jefferson County, Virginia on the banks of the Shenandoah River, Grandfather English (John Marshall English] died after a lingering illness, leaving to a confused world, his wife and six children, five stalwart sons and a daughter all under 13 years of age. Born in the opening years of the nineteenth century during the early phase of the industrial revolution, listed a manufacturer in the U.S. Census of 1840, he had moved from Hagerstown, Maryland across the Potomac River to Charles Town, Virginia - a small town (population 1500) a few miles from Harper's Ferry where the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, one of the first to be built in the U.S., was planned to cross to the south bank of the river ...

Both my grandparents were native born, their ancestors having come to the U.S. in pre-Revolutionary days ... Grandmother [Ann Maria Martin] of Dutch descent and Grandfather [John Marshall English] probably of Scotch-Irish origin. He was a large blond man standing 6 feet 4 inches in height, often spoken of by Grandmother as "the handsomest man in Virginia". His large bone frame, well proportioned, and that of his brother and two sisters .... the four were said to weigh over 1000 pounds, the shortest 5 feet 11 inches in height.... Grandmother was short [5 feet 2 inches].

In Charles Town, Grandfather was among the 65 volunteers enlisted by an army lieutenant in preparation for the expected hostilities with Mexico, and made a sergeant, was early sent to the front with his fellow townsmen as part of a battalion to guard the frontier while the main force was assembling. His battalion was never engaged in active battle but the climate was hot and the drinking water alkaline. He returned home with stones in the kidney complicated with infection (pyelonephrites] and died in 1849 after a lingering illness. He had lived through troubled years when life was not easy, and left to carry on the family name and tradition, a young wife, five sons and a frail daughter as his only legacy other than a small home. "

Children of John Marshall English with "Hannah" Ann Maria (Rawlins) English married Jan 5, 1832:

1) John M. English
2) Samuel Barclay English
3) Marshall Martin English
4) William Dutton English
5) "Duck" Warren Barclay Dulton English


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  • Maintained by: Sheila McCarthy
  • Originally Created by: 46877736
  • Added: 13 Oct 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 22155364
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Marshall English (18 Sep 1808–6 Jan 1849), Find a Grave Memorial no. 22155364, citing Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery, Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Sheila McCarthy (contributor 48844154) .