520. Charles Thomas8 Marshall (Robert Nairn7, Robert Henry6, Esme5, Thomas4, John3, Thomas2, John1) was born in Somerset Co., MD August 4, 1823. (Marshall Family Bible from "Beckford") Charles died October 10, 1871 in Somerset Co., MD, at 48 years of age. His body was interred in Princess Anne, Somerset Co., MD, Manokin Presbyterian Church.
He married Priscilla Virginia Porter in Somerset Co., MD, April 3, 1849. Priscilla was born in Somerset Co., MD August 7, 1831. Priscilla was the daughter of William Wrixham Porter and Sarah "Sally" Miles. Priscilla died July 31, 1880 in Somerset Co., MD, at 48 years of age. Her body was interred in Princess Anne, Somerset Co., MD, Manokin Presbyterian Church. Charles' father died when he was less than two years old. He lived with his older brother, Robert, after his mother's death when he was 15. Charles built "Holly Grove" on the southern boundary of Princess Anne, Maryland, close to and east of the railroad tracks. Charles and Priscilla are shown in the 1850 census of Brinkleys District, Somerset County, MD, age 26 and 19 respectively. His occupation is shown as 'taylor' and worth as $1,500. Living at the same household were Levin Beasham, age 12, and Adam Ballard, age 2, a Black male. Charles' name appears on a list of citizens on a petition to bring a bank to Princess Anne. Charles was elected as one of the first commissioners of Pocomoke City (originally New Town) in 1860.
Charles died when his family was young and Priscilla, age 40, with seven children to raise. Priscilla died eight years later and left "Holly Grove" to her daughter, Ida. The younger children lived with their older sister, Ida, and her husband, Fillmore, at the family home, "Holly Grove." Son, Frank, went to Kansas City to live with his older sister, Jennie Whittington, and Rush, at age 14, sold a cow to gain the money needed to go to Philadelphia and stay with his mother's family.
A picture of Charles and one of his wife, Priscilla, are posted at the Ghote.
Charles Thomas Marshall and Priscilla Virginia Porter had the following children:
+ 842 i. Mary Virginia "Jennie"9 Marshall was born October 16, 1850.
+ 843 ii. Ida Anna Marshall was born September 23, 1854.
844 iii. William "Charles" Marshall was born in Princess Anne, Somerset Co., MD October 27, 1857. (Marshall Family Bible from "Beckford") William died September 7, 1909 at 51 years of age. He married Elizabeth Farrell. He was called Charles in the 1860 census.
+ 846 v. Rush Porter Marshall(Sr.) was born December 18, 1860.
847 vi. Frank Thomas Marshall was born in Princess Anne, Somerset Co., MD December 8, 1863. (Marshall Family Bible from "Beckford") Frank died October 13, 1933 at 69 years of age. He married Agnes(wife of Frank Marshall).
+ 848 vii. Emily Estelle "Stell" Marshall was born April 14, 1868.
+ 849 viii. Hattie Evelyn Marshall was born September 23, 1870.
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