Biography of Isaac M. Marsh
Richmond County, NY Biographies





ISAAC M. MARSH was born in Essex county, N. J., in 1821. When twenty two years of age he came to Staten Island and established a carriage making business in Richmond, where for many years he carried on the largest business of the kind in the county. He was serving as deputy sheriff at the time the present jail was built and was deputy under Sheriffs Simonson, Dissosway (two terms) Guyon, Ellis and Lockman, and one term as sheriff About the time of the beginning of the war he was elected president of the Union Condensed Milk Co., of Orange county.

At this time Peter V. Nolan, who had been in his employ for many years, was made a partner in the business, and Mr. Marsh moved to Orange county where he remained for three years. After his return to Richmond he was appointed police commissioner and held the office for twelve years. He was also one of the Southfield drainage commissioners and one of the appraisors for the B. & O. extension.

During the war Mr. Marsh furnished about seven thousand horses and other supplies for the army.

Mr. Marsh is now living quietly at Richmond and still retains his interest in the carriage business as senior partner of the firm of Marsh Sr Nolan.

From:
Prominent Men of Staten Island 1893
A. Y. Hubbell, Publishers
New York, 1893.


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