Biography of Zimri Marsh
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Marsh, Zimri, pioneer of Groton, was a native of Amherst; Mass. In 1824 he came to Groton where he engaged in trade. Mr. Marsh was a man of influence in the early days of village history, and is remembered as having attracted much attention as the possessor of the first "gig" brought to Groton, and in this he traveled to Albany and New York to purchase goods. His wife was Creusa Hubbard, and their children were: Augustus C., Lucius H., Ebenezer S., Abigail, William and Caleb P. Lucius H. was also a prominent merchant of the village for many years. His wife was Huldah Finney, and their children were: Eugene A., Hiram C., now of Chicago; Dexter H., and Creusa (Mrs. L. A. Barber, who died in Auburn, N. Y., March 30, 1883). Eugene A. Marsh was born in Groton in 1834, and from his early manhood has been identified with the business interests of the village. He is prominently connected with Masonic and G. A. R. affairs. In 1861 Mr. Marsh enlisted in Company K, 137th Volunteers, and was elected first lieutenant. For six years he was deputy county cleric living for the time in Ithaca, and for some years past he has been bookkeeper for the Groton Carriage Company, and also one of its directors. February 29, 1892, Mr. Marsh was appointed postmaster at Groton village. In 1869 he married Minnie M. Davies, of Athens, of which marriage four children have been born.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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