Biography of Scott A. Marshall
Crawford County, PA Biographies





SCOTT A. MARSHALL, farmer, P. O. Hartstown, was born in this township August 18, 1830, and is a son of David and Mary (Waid) Marshall, who are now deceased. His paternal grandparents were Michael and Mary (Thompson) Marshall, who came from Perry County to this county in 1798. They settled in this township, and there spent the remainder of their days, both dying at a good old age. Michael Marshall commenced pioneer life when all of a man's labors were with his own hands, without the aid of machinery, and when a well filled powder horn and a blanket could purchase 100 acres of land. He and his children and his children's children are members of the United Presbyterian Church, and although he lived in a small cabin, their splendid brick edifices now adorn the face of the county. His family were eight in number, two of whom survive: Joseph, and Sallie, now Mrs. Christy. David Marshall, our subject's father, by his first wife had two children: Margaret. now Mrs. Shonts, and one who died in infancy. By his second wife, Mary Waid, he had four sons and one daughter: Scott A., John W., James P., William and Agnes. Our subject was married, October 14, 1852, to Sarah, daughter of David Logan, she being the third child in her family of five children. They have five children: Ada, David, John A., William H. and Lena M. Ada is now Mrs. J. Jamison, and David married Georgie Logan. Our subject has been School Director for many years. In 1862 he was elected County Commissioner, and served three years, and so popular was he that in 1881 he was again elected to the same office, and now in his last year he is nominated again for a third term. Mr. Marshall is noted for his strict business habits. He is a member of the United Presbyterian Church. In his political views he is a Republicau.


From:
History of Crewford County, Pennsylvania
Illustrated
Warner, Beers & Co.,
Chicago; 1895

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