Biography of Miles Marsh
Potter County, PA Biographies

MILES MARSH, farmer, P. 0. Roulette, son of Luther S. and Betsy (Edson) Marsh, was born in Barton, Tioga Co., N. Y., in 1844, and with his parents located in Roulette, Potter Co., Penn., in 1857 His father was a mason by trade, but after locating in Potter county engaged in farming. Of his family of nine children, seven are living: Miles, Levi, Albert, Olive, Mary, Julia and Josephine; a son, Thomas, died from the effects of injuries received by falling into a body of water, and one died in infancy. Miles made his home with his parents until in 1861, when he enlisted in Company G, Fifty third Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was wounded in the head by a saber cut, at the battle near Culpeper Court House, Va., but remained in the service, however, until the expiration of his term of enlistment, and was mustered out in the Shenandoah Valley, October 19, 1864, when he returned to Roulette and engaged in various occupations. In 1865 he married Dorcas, daughter of George Weimer. After his marriage he removed to Michigan, where he was engaged in a saw mill for a couple of years, when he returned to Roulette and purchased the property he now owns, and built a planing mill, which is operated by his oldest son. Mr. and Mrs. Marsh have four children: Willie, Fred, Minnie and Minerva. Mr. Marsh is a member of A. F. Jones Post, No. 204, G. A. R., and Roulette Lodge, No. 322, I. O. O. F.; his son is also a member of the I. O. O. F. Mr. Marsh has held various official positions in the township.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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