335. Charles William Birckhead6 Marshall (Robert Henry5, Robert Nairn4, Robert Henry3, Esme2, Patience1 "V") was born in Somerset Co., MD January 4, 1842. Charles died August 26, 1912 in Philadelphia, PA, at 70 years of age.

He married Georgianna Caroline Purnell in Worcester Co., MD, January 15, 1861. The marriage license date is January 15, 1861; however, the date recorded in the family Bible is January 15, 1862.

Georgianna was born in Worcester Co., MD about 1837. 1850 census shows her age 13. Georgianna was the daughter of Matthew Purnell and Euphemia Duncan. (Charles .W. B. Marshall Bible) Charles' obituary in the Democratic Messenger on August 31, 1912, says he died in Philadelphia on the 26th. He was born near Snow Hill and lived at Pocomoke City until moving to Philadelphia, where he had lived for 25 years. It goes on to say that he was well known on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia as a publisher, having founded "The Leader" at Crisfield, the "Eastern Virginian" at Onancock, and the "Times" at Salisbury. Three of his sons survived him, Charles, William and Matthew. He was buried at Fernwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

Much of the information about Charles' family comes from his Bible (New Testament, American Bible Society, 1856), where he noted it his "Book July 30, 1859, New Towne, Md."

Charles William Birckhead Marshall and Georgianna Caroline Purnell had the following children:

child 554 i. Charles "Charlie" R.7 Marshall was born in New Town, MD November 27, 1862. He married Claire (Kennedy). Charlie was a publisher in Philadelphia. The family Bible says he was born Thanksgiving Day at quarter before midnight. Family members have silver spoons that belonged to his wife, Claire, along with a triple plate tea and coffee service monogramed with a K, salt and pepper shakers, butter dish, and napkins rings. Family members say they think the "K" stood for Kennedy. (W. B. Marshall Bible; notes of Marianne MacMaster)

child 555 ii. Georgeann Marshall was born in New Town, MD January 31, 1865. Georgeann died July 5, 1865 in New Town, MD, at less than one year of age. The family Bible shows she was born at 10pm and died at 10am and cause of death was an overdose of paragoric. (W.B. Marshall Bible)

child 556 iii. William Birckhead Marshall was born in New Town, MD August 29, 1867. The birth record recorded in his father's family Bible appears to call him "Bunkie" or "Burckie." William died July 14, 1937 in Camden, NJ, at 69 years of age. (W. B. Marshall Bible; notes of Marianne MacMaster) He married Hannah Daley.

child 557 iv. Matthew Purnell Marshall was born in Onancock, VA March 27, 1876. Matthew died April 5, 1876 in Onancock, VA, at less than one year of age.

child 558 v. Purnell Matthew Marshall was born in Onancock, VA April 23, 1879. Purnell died 1922 in Halifax, CA, at 43 years of age. Dates taken from W. B. Marshall Bible.

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