Biography of Peletiah J. Marsh
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Marsh, Peletiah J., was born in the town of Grafton, Rensselaer county, N. Y., September 14, 1829, and came to the town of Brunswick with his parents, when a boy, where he was educated in the district schools, and prepared for college with the Rev. John Smith. He was graduated from Union College in 1853. In the year 1858 he came to Troy, N. Y., and entered the Troy Cordage Co., until the war was commenced. He was then actively engaged in many ways in connection with supplying the government with war material in connection with George C. Strong, who had charge of the Arsenal horses, hay, oats. etc. His first marriage was to Eliza A. Bailey, and had one son, James P., who is a physician in the city of Troy. For his second wife he married Elizabeth Bailey, and had one daughter. Lucy, and for his third wife he married Selia E. Tracy, of Parma, Monroe county, N. Y., and had two children, a daughter and a son. Ada. who is'a graduate of Lascelles College, Auburndale, Mass., and George T., who is a junior in Yale University. Mr. Marsh's father was Prentiss W., who was born in Hebron, Conn., in 1800. He married Laura Filley, of Petersburgh. They had two children: Lucy A. and Peletiah J. The family are members of the Westminster Presbyterian church. In his political chnice he is a Democrat His son George T. is a member of the celebrated Henley Crew of 1896. They trace the ancestry to Salem, Mass., to 1635, English and Welsh. Mr. Marsh is a real estate dealer with his office in Albany, N. Y.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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