Biography of James H. Marshall
Allen County, OH Biographies

JAMES H. MARSHALL, farmer and stock raiser, Beaver Dam, was born in Pennsylvania, April 9, 1823; son of J. H., a farmer, and Jane (Patterson) Marshall, natives of Pennsylvania, of Irish and German descent, respectively, and who had a family of ten children, all of whom grew to manhood and womanhood. James H., the eldest, was reared on the farm, receiving his education in the log schoolhouse, and has made farming the business of his life. He came to Allen County, Ohio, in 1842, and engaged in clearing, and helped make the first roads in his part of the township. His farm, then in the woods, is now well improved, and comprises 112 acres of land. Mr. Marshall has been twice married; first time, in 1846, to Nancy, daughter of John Steele, and a native of Pennsylvania, of German descent. To this union were born seven children: Mary (wife of Jacob Zeiders), Jane (wife of R. Campbell), J. H., Sarah (wife of Samuel Stewart), Cyrus A., Margaret (wife of F. Miller) and John. Mrs. Marshall died in 1850, and in 1860 our subject married Susan, daughter of James and Maria (Shrieves) Vanmeter. who were of Irish and German descent. The children born to this union are Robert, Alice, George and Estella L. Mr. Marshall is a Presbyterian; his wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics he is a Republican.

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