Biography of Philo P. Marshall
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Marshall, Philo P., was born in Germantown, Columbia county, N. Y., November 4, 1842. He was the son of Alonzo and Margaret (Staats) Marshall of Germantown, where she died when Philo P. Marshall was an infant. Mr. Marshall came to Greenbush in 1846 where he was employed by the Boston & Albany R. R., and remained with that company until his death. Philo was reared and educated in Greenbush, and was elected school trustee for several years. He was at the battles of Gettysburg, Malvern Hill, Antietam, and Seven Days battle of the Wilderness. He was in all the battles with the army of the Potomac. Mr. Marshall has a medal issued by the State of New York which was given to all soldiers that served in the battle of Gettysburg from the State of N. Y. He returned to Greenbush and acted as' fireman for the Boston & Albany R. R., and was promoted engineer in 1870, and still holds that position. December 8, 1864, he married Jane E. Potts, a native of Columbia county, N. Y., and a daughter of William and Lucinda (Moore) Potts. Mr. Potts died in Columbia county and his wife now resides in Winona, Minn. To Mr. and Mrs. Marshall were born two children: Minnie A., wife of George H. Mayer of Greenbush, having one daughter, Helen M.; and William B., a telegraph operator for the Boston & Albany R. R.

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


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