29. Theophilus3 Marshall (Thomas John2, Patience1 "V") was born in Northampton Co., VA 1755. Theophilus died after 1804 in Worcester Co., MD.

He married Elizabeth Sherwood before 1779. (notes of Vern Skinner: Talbot Co. Distributions of Philip Sherwood's estate) Elizabeth was the daughter of Philip Sherwood.

Elizabeth died after 1803. Theophilus gave a deposition in 1802 that he was aged 47. (James Marshall's notes: Dorchester Deeds HD 20, p. 113, 1802) He applied in March, 1787 for a license to keep an ordinary at his house in New Market. (James Marshall's notes: Dorchester Minutes, p. 108, March, 1787). The 1783 Dorchester tax list shows that he and John were in possession of a tract of land in the Middle District called "Carthegenia Point." 1783 Dorchester Tax List shows him with "Marshalls Chance" Middle District, and "Marshalls Venture" Middle District.

Theophilus was among residents of Vienna, MD who signed a petition presented in October, 1780: "situation of town and probably return of enemy crews from NY cause apprehension; aid from the state has been wanting; Tories on island gave aid to the enemy; ships in the stocks are objects of plunder; lower Dorchester, Somerset & Worcester are also threatened; when defense of the Bay is undertaken, inlets and rivers should also be defended; cannon should be sent; 6 pieces already in government hands would be a desirable addition here." (Dorcester County Maryland Genealogical Magazine, Vol. III, No. 6, March, 1984, p.17)

Theophilus appears in the 1790 census of Dorcester Co. with 2 males +16, 3 females -16, 4 females +16, and 9 slaves. There is a fifteen year difference in age between Theophilus' two known sons. It is not known if Elizabeth Sherwood is the mother of William Marshall.

Theophilus and Levin were named "next of kin" in the administration of their uncle, Esme's, estate, 1784 Worcester Co., MD.

Theophilus was found guilty of assault on J. Saunders in Dorchester County Court, October Term, 1792.

The "Republican Star" reported on July 12, 1808 that their was mail at the Cambridge post office for Theophilus and William Marshall. (F. Edward Wright, MD Eastern Shore Newspaper Abstracts Vol. 2, p. 42)

Theophilus Marshall and Elizabeth Sherwood had the following children:

child + 116 i. William4 Marshall was born September 30, 1779.

child 117 ii. John Marshall was born in Dorchester Co., MD May 2, 1794. (F. Edward Wright, MD Eastern Shore Vital Records Book 4, p. 49) John is named in the will of his grandfather, Philip Sherwood in 1794. (notes of Vernon Skinner from Talbot County Distributions of Philip Sherwood's estate)

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