Biography of Thomas Benton Marshall

Romeo W. Marshall, the father of the subject of this sketch, a native of Connecticut, was born in the year 1788. He moved to Herkimer, this State, in 1806, and after a few years removed to Trenton Falls, Oneida county, where he engaged in the mercantile trade. He settled in the present town of Alexandria in 1838, where he purchased and cleared up the farm upon which he resided till his death, in 1874, at the age of eighty-six years.

Thomas Benton Marshall, the youngest son, was born in Trenton Falls on March 25, 1834. On April 5, 1855, he was married to Sarah Jane Crabb, of the town of Le Ray. The children of their union were, Tompkins, born May 4, 1860, and Welby H., born June 11, 1867.

Mr. Marshall purchased the old homestead (one hundred and ninety acres) and is engaged in the quiet occupation of farming. A view of his home and the portraits of him and estimable wife are found below. In religious faith he is a Universalist, and in politics Republican. Liberal, kind-hearted, and generous, he is universally respected by his acquaintances, and beloved by his friends and relatives. 1)Durant, Samuel W; Peirce, H. B. (Henry B.) History of Jefferson County, New York. Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & co. 1878.

Home of Thomas Benton Marshall
Home of Thomas Benton Marshall

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1. Durant, Samuel W; Peirce, H. B. (Henry B.) History of Jefferson County, New York. Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & co. 1878.
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