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James Marsh Descendants


Generation No. 3

6. JAMES AUSTIN4 MARSH (EDWARD AUSTIN3, JAMES2, CUTHBIRT (RALEIGH?)1) was born August 19, 1855 in Linn, Osage Co., MO44,45, and died June 11, 1937 in Long Beach, CA46,47,48. He married (1) DOCIA BELLE HINCH October 17, 188749,50. She was born 1863, and died March 19, 1902 in Kingfisher, OK. He married (2) ELIZA ELLEN GIDEON 190751,52. She was born 1877.

Notes for JAMES AUSTIN MARSH:

Source: MARSH FAMILY RECORDS, published in June 1993, Ed Kyser.

Written by Lucy Virginia Marsh about 1970.

My father, James Austin Marsh, was born at Lynn, Osage County, Missouri, on August 19, 1855. He was the second child of Edward and Virginia Seay Marsh. Both parents were of Scotch, Irish and English ancestry and on the mothers side there was also French and German blood.

Father was educated at Steeleville Academy and at the Rolla School of Mines. He gave up his profession of a pharmacist because of his great fear of making a mistake in a prescription. He became a public school teacher.

He was married to DOCIA BELLE HINCH on October 17, 1887. In April 18, 1889 he made the RUN FOR LAND IN THE CHEYENNE ARAPAHOE COUNTRY OF OKLAHOMA TERRITORY, where he and mother braved the rigors of pioneering life. He farmed and was one of the first county agents in the US.

He served 8 years in the new state's legislature and was zealous member of the Republican party and frequently expressed his opinions on public matters through letters to the editor of the local papers.

Ten years after the move to the new land our mother died, leaving five children. Our youngest sister had preceded her death the year before. Father's sister, Nancy Jane Marsh, who never married, came to live in our home to care for us. Three years later he married Eliza Ellen Gideon. Three children were born to them.

Father was six feet tall, of slender build when he was a young man. At one point, he weighed 180 pounds, but for most of his life his weight was around 150. As child he had been taught to turn his toes out as he walked - the habit remained. He kept his ruddy complexion and dark hair until late in life. His eyes were blue. He was an exceptionally well-informed man, read a great deal and was seldom "on the fence" about anything but he talked little. He had a reverence for God and the common miracles of nature, but he never joined a church because he felt no denomination had the only direct path to God, as each claimed.

When one of us asked his opinion about some possible course of action, I have often heard him say. " I believe if I were your, I would do this and such, but you do as you like" We were taught never to interrupt as he read but to stand at his elbow waiting to be acknowledged.

He left physical punishment of us to Mother, but I do recall his once applying a small thin shovel used for ashes to my younger brothers' rear. I do not remember him in robust health, but neither do I recall his ever speaking of feeling badly. He used tobacco until the age of 50 when he stopped and did not resume the habit. Liquor was taken rarely and only as a medicine.

He was a quiet thoughtful man, interested in people and places the world over, and in all nature. His home-made road dray was the first one used in our part of the country, and his method of polishing peanuts in the shell was an innovation.

His suggestion to a visiting, noisy grandson was typical of him - "Sonny, why don't you go out and look for little things in the grass?" He died in Long Beach California two months before his 82nd birthday, of carcinoma of the stomach and cystitis. He had made three requests, all of which were carried out. First, that none of us should see his face in death. Second, that his body should be wrapped in a soft, clean sheet, placed in the least costly coffin and cremated, and that his ashes be scattered from an airplane over southern California's San Bernardino mountains which he loved.

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Article by JEAN MARSH

When the news of the opening of new land in Indian Territory reached Missouri, James Austin Marsh left his home and general store on the banks of the Hazzah River and staked a claim in Blaine County. He built a sod house and his wife Docia and children Harry and Daisy joined him. The soddy also served as the Post Office and a place for trials to be heard as he was also the Justice of the Peace.

William and Lucy were born in the sod house an shortly before his claim was proven, his uncle, Territorial Governor AJ SEAY, persuaded him to come to Kingfisher and take over a farm 4 1/2 miles southeast of Kingfisher. It was a good farm and Mr. Marsh conducted a complete modern family farm.

In 1910 he was appointed a Special Agent of the US Department of Agriculture, and he was one of the first, if not the first, County Agent after the system was established in 1914. He introduced alfalfa in the area and wrote a pamphlet about its culture and value, both as good for stock and an enrichment of the soul.

He grew peanuts and developed a machine, which cleaned and polished them. He planted a large grove of catalpa and locust trees to use as fence posts. He cultivated many grub trees and grapes and a large vegetable garden. He raised beef and dairy cattle and hogs and built a concrete feeding floor for hogs. he also invented a road drag to use on the dirt roads after rains. Later when he served in the State Legislature, he led the fight for good roads, good school and against patent medicines. Mr. Marsh was an ardent Republican with strong opinions, which he voiced freely.

Two more children were born on the Kingfisher farm, Jean and Ruth. Ruth died in infancy. In 1902 Mrs. Marsh died leaving five children to him to car for and in 1907 he married Ellen Gideon from Missouri. Three children were born from this marriage - Gracia, Eva and James A Jr. Eva and James are deceased and Gracia lives in Santa Barbara, CA.

All of the original family attended Kingfisher College and have attended the reunions regularly. Harry and Daisy have been prolific writers and in 1957 Daisy had a book of poems published. The title poem, "Wave in the Wind, Bent Grass" is a family story of pioneer days. There is a copy in the Kingfisher Library. harry has been known as a raconteur and master of ceremonies.

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From a conversation between Jim Marsh and Ed Kyser, here is some more information about James Austin Marsh:

JA Marsh did gold prospecting somewhere in CA and mined $80,000 worth of gold by himself. He was gone for several months at a time. A landslide covered up the mine. Then he filed a claim on the mine and spent a year trying to make the claim good. He spent $50,000 in the process.. Grandma Ellen wanted him to stay in town. He took the rest of the money, invested in real estate and bought a "section" Grandma talked him into selling it to buy a house. Six months later, oil was discovered on the property he sold. By then, Austin was up in years, and became quite discouraged. He played croquet with a bunch of "good 'ole boys".

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Note from bb ( Marsh Family Records - Huguenot record indicates death date 1917, however on page 9 of the same book is a copy of letter from him dated 1919.

More About JAMES AUSTIN MARSH:
Burial: Cremated, ashes spread over San Bernadino mountains.
Cause of Death: carcinoma of the stomach and cystitis.
Education: Steelville Academy
Event: April 18, 1889, Run for Land in the Cheyenne Arapaho country of Oklahoma Territory.53
Occupation: Pharmacist- gave up for fear of making a mistake.
Politics: Zealous member of the Republican Party, served 8 years in Oklahoma State Legislature.

Notes for DOCIA BELLE HINCH:
3/11/1997- recd letter from Nita Marsh, that indicates Docia's middle name is Belle. Nita is her granddaughter. Confirms she was married to James Austin Marsh, b: 1855 (no indication of death date). Also says that he married Docia 1st & ha 4 children; Hary, Daisy, WILLIAM SEAY, and Jean. Then James Austin Marsh married Eliza Ellen Gideon & had Grace, "Eva" Evangeline and James Austin, Jr.

More About DOCIA BELLE HINCH:
Cause of Death: Childbirth
Medical Information: Died in childbirth

Children of JAMES MARSH and DOCIA HINCH are:

17. i. EDWARD HARRISON "HARRY"5 MARSH, b. 1888, Scotia, Crawford Co., MO.

18. ii. DAISY MARSH, b. 1890, Scotia, Crawford Co., MO.
19. iii. WILLIAM SEAY MARSH, b. October 24, 1892, Kingfisher, OK.
iv. LUCY VIRGINIA MARSH, b. 1895, Kingfisher, OK; m. REUBEN BOONE GENTRY; b. 1897.
v. JEAN MARSH, b. 1897, Kingfisher, OK; m. WILLIAM PARKER MITCHELL54; b. 1897.

 

Children of JAMES MARSH and ELIZA GIDEON are:

vi. GRACIA ELLEN5 MARSH, b. 1906; m. THOMAS VIRGIL BURKE; b. 1898.
20. vii. EVANGELINE "EVA" LEE MARSH, b. 1908.
21. viii. JAMES AUSTIN MARSH, b. 1914.

7. JOHN JEFFERSON4 MARSH (EDWARD AUSTIN3, JAMES2, CUTHBIRT (RALEIGH?)1) was born January 31, 1859 in Steelville, Osage Co., MO55, and died July 17, 1945 in Olathe, Colo56. He married HATTIE ELIZABETH KILLEN57 December 24, 1885 in Delta, CO, daughter of HENRY KILLEN and MARGARET NOLAND. She was born July 21, 1869 in Buchannon Co, MO58, and died March 31, 1959 in Montrose Hospital, Delta Co., CO.

Notes for JOHN JEFFERSON MARSH:

From a newspaper clipping. The date, and source are not included, only the article.
[Date of Death: July 17, 1945]

John H. Marsh, Delta County Pioneer, Dies Tuesday

One of Delta county's oldest pioneers, John Jefferson Marsh, expired Tuesday at the Delta Convalescent home after about a year's illness. He was 86 years old on his birthday, last January. Mr. Marsh came to Delta County in 1883 from his birthplace in Osage County, Mo., and homesteaded a place two miles south of Delta in 1889. In the early days, when the vicinity was sparsely populated, he was acquainted with nearly everyone in towns of Grand Junction, Delta, Olathe, Montrose, Ouray, Telluride and Silverton. At one time he peddled produce in the mountain towns with a wagon and a team.

Mr. Marsh was engaged in farming nearly all of his life, and in 1909 took up a desert claim in Montrose county. For the last 10 years he was a resident in the Pea Green community.

His marriage to Hattie Elizabeth Killen took place in Delta on Dec. 24, 1885. His wife survives and also their six children: Luella Virginia Green of Olathe, Margaret Isabella Summer [sic] of Olathe, Jennie Elizabeth Summer [sic] of Delta, Annie May Scarlett of Delta, Joseph Franklin Marsh of Compton, California, and Henry Seay Marsh of McBride, B.C. Canada. There are also one brother and one sister, and 16 grandchildren.

Mr. Marsh was a member of the Modern Woodman, the Good Templars Lodge, and for several years was president of literary and debating societies in Delta and Montrose counties.

Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Lamar Funeral Home and will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Baptist Church in Delta.

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More About JOHN JEFFERSON MARSH:
Migration: 1883, From Missouri to Delta Colorado
Residence: Bet. 1885 - 1945, Olathe/Delta Colorado area59

More About HATTIE ELIZABETH KILLEN:
1880 Census: 1880, AIS Colorado Federal Population Schedule-ID#COS7a2913671 Lake Co., page 47060
1885 Census: 1885, State Census - CO-Delta, Co.

Children of JOHN MARSH and HATTIE KILLEN are:

22. i. LUELLA VIRGINIA5 MARSH, b. January 20, 1887; d. September 25, 1978.
23. ii. JENNIE ELIZABETH MARSH, b. January 13, 1889, Delta, Colo (Rural); d. December 17, 1982, Pea Green, CO.
24. iii. MARGARET "MAGGIE" ISABEL MARSH, b. November 09, 1890, Delta, CO; d. October 14, 1978, Olathe, CO.
25. iv. ANNIE MAY MARSH, b. January 10, 1893; d. May 03, 1983, Olathe, CO (at home).
v. JAMES AUSTIN MARSH, b. September 05, 189561,62; d. January 26, 1899.
vi. JOESEPH FRANKLIN MARSH, b. October 29, 1898; d. 1958; m. VERA R. CADWELL.
vii. HENRY SEAY MARSH, b. February 14, 1901.

8. JOSEPH FRANKLIN4 MARSH (EDWARD AUSTIN3, JAMES2, CUTHBIRT (RALEIGH?)1) was born January 21, 1861 in Osage Co., MO, and died Aft. 1938 in Steeleville, Crawford Co., MO. He married HANEY E. HALBERT November 29, 1888.

More About JOSEPH FRANKLIN MARSH:
Residence: 1938, Steelville, Crawford Co., MO

Children of JOSEPH MARSH and HANEY HALBERT are:

i. EDWARD5 MARSH.
ii. VIVIAN MARSH.
iii. JEFFERSON DEWITT MARSH, b. 1894.

9. SUSAN AMELIA4 MARSH (EDWARD AUSTIN3, JAMES2, CUTHBIRT (RALEIGH?)1) was born May 06, 1863 in Osage Co., MO, and died 1936 in Kingfisher, OK. She married JAMES MADISON 'MATT' SANDERS April 08, 1885 in Steelville, Crawford Co., MO63, son of GEORGE SANDERS and EVALINE TRASK. He was born 1862.

More About SUSAN AMELIA MARSH:
Burial: Kingfisher, OK

Notes for JAMES MADISON 'MATT' SANDERS:
12/1998- Note from Brenda Troegle regarding James Sanders
James Madison 'Matt' Sanders moved to Kingfisher, OK, by covered wagon and homesteaded. He had 11 children there.

Because of 'Matt' and Susan's early move to Oklahoma, they and their family's data were unavailable to me because the separation of his and his other siblings' Missouri lives. Until a chance meeting in the Steelville, MO cemetery where I was reading tombstones and encountered another researcher (also a Californian) doing the same, when we discovered a mutual family connection and she said she could put me in touch with my missing family branch. This resulted in my making contact with the youngest and remaining of Isabel (Sanders) Resenthal, now deceased, of Pueblo Colorado. Daphne's powers of persuasion and much cooperation from other members of her branch Madison 'Matt' Sanders family. I was privileged to meet more than 40 of them a couple of years later at a family reunion that was as much for my benefit as the others'. I liked those that I met and was pleased I could know who they were to include them in my family tree research. I'd probably never have done it without that cemetery meeting in Missouri between two vacationing Californians. Small world indeed!!

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More About JAMES MADISON 'MATT' SANDERS:
Burial: Kingfisher, OK
Cause of Death: ruptured appendix

Children of SUSAN MARSH and JAMES SANDERS are:

26. i. GEORGE EDWARD5 SANDERS, b. February 23, 1886, Steelville, Crawford Co., MO; d. December 08, 1971, Golden Age Home, Enid, OK.

27. ii. GERTRUDE DOROTHY SANDERS, b. May 10, 1887, Steelville, Crawford Co., MO; d. July 10, 1954, Oklahoma City, OK.

28. iii. GROVER LEROY SANDERS, b. May 19, 1889, Steelville, Crawford Co., MO; d. March 18, 1984, Grand Junction, CO.

iv. JOSEPH 'JOE' MADISON SANDERS, b. 1890, Steelville, Crawford Co., MO; d. Abt. 1930, Merced, CA; m. OLGA MAE SPEERS.

Notes for JOSEPH 'JOE' MADISON SANDERS:
12/1998- Brenda Troegle "Descendants of James Marsh" page 14:

" Joseph Madison Sanders is said to have been a ranch foreman in the Merced California area, and said to have died of Tuberculosis. Regrettably, I and other family members presently have no knowledge of the whereabouts of his sons and their possible descendants."

More About JOSEPH 'JOE' MADISON SANDERS:
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

29. v. ALICE MISSOURI SANDERS, b. August 22, 1892, Stillwater, OK; d. April 12, 1983, San Marino, CA.
vi. SEAY AUSTIN SANDERS, b. December 14, 1895, Kingfisher, OK; d. August 1938, Kingfisher, OK64; m. ANNA MAE CROAK.

More About SEAY AUSTIN SANDERS:
Burial: Kingfisher, OK

30. vii. MARSH TILLER SANDERS, b. November 08, 1897, Altona, OK; d. March 30, 1956, Kingfisher, OK.
31. viii. MERLE AUBREY SANDERS, b. October 10, 1899, Altona, OK; d. December 26, 1954, Minneapolis, MN.
32. ix. DAPHNE ISABEL SANDERS, b. October 09, 1901, Altona, Kingfisher Co., OK; d. April 24, 1996, Pueblo, CO.
x. GUY SANDERS, b. Aft. 1904; d. at one week of age..
33. xi. QUINCY ABRAHAM SANDERS, b. July 07, 1904, Omega, OK; d. June 29, 1985, Muskogee, OK.

10. GEORGE EDWARD "ED"4 MARSH (EDWARD AUSTIN3, JAMES2, CUTHBIRT (RALEIGH?)1) was born August 31, 1865 in Osage Co., MO, and died June 06, 1938 in Long Beach, CA. He married LILLIE LEA June 01, 1892 in Crawford Co., MO. She was born 187265.

More About GEORGE EDWARD "ED" MARSH:
Occupation: 1938, Business manager of Long Beach, CA newspaper "Enterprise"
Religion: Calvary Presbyterian Church

Children of GEORGE MARSH and LILLIE LEA are:

i. VENUS LEE5 MARSH, b. 1893; m. HUGH BERTRAM.
ii. CORINNE MARSH, b. 1895; m. ALFRED HENRY HANSEN; b. 1893.
iii. LILLIAN VIRGINIA MARSH, b. 1897.

11. MABEL CLARA4 MARSH (EDWARD AUSTIN3, JAMES2, CUTHBIRT (RALEIGH?)1) was born July 01, 1879. She married ORVEL C. CAVENAH Abt. 1900 in Steeleville, Crawford Co., MO.

Children of MABEL MARSH and ORVEL CAVENAH are:

i. HENRY E.5 CAVENAH, b. 1902, Steelville, Crawford Co., MO.
ii. JOSEPH R. CAVENAH, b. 1904, Steelville, Crawford Co., MO.
iii. RALEIGH CAVENAH, b. 1906, Steelville, Crawford Co., MO.; d. 1973.
iv. EARL CAVENAH, b. 1909, Steelville, Crawford Co., MO.

12. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN4 MARSH (GEORGE DABNY3, JAMES2, CUTHBIRT (RALEIGH?)1) was born February 04, 1867 in Oakland, CA, and died June 30, 1919 in Evanston, WY66. He married SOPHIA VIOLA DESPAIN October 26, 1891 in Toole, UT.

Child of BENJAMIN MARSH and SOPHIA DESPAIN is:

i. EMMA INEZ5 MARSH, b. September 05, 1903, Henrys Fork, WY; d. March 09, 1963, Salt Lake City, UT.

13. LAURENA ANNE4 MARSH (ANDREW JACKSON " ANDY"3, JAMES2, CUTHBIRT (RALEIGH?)1)67 was born October 23, 1868 in Crawford Twp, Osage Co., MO, and died September 06, 1944. She married (1) JOHN A. BECKHAM. He was born 1881, and died 1953 in Steelville, MO. She married (2) WILLIAM J. DRENNAN November 15, 1891.

More About LAURENA ANNE MARSH:
Residence: 1938, Anderson, IN

More About JOHN A. BECKHAM:
Burial: 1953, Hibler Cemetery, Steelville, MO

Children of LAURENA MARSH and JOHN BECKHAM are:

i. DAPHNE5 BECKHAM, b. Davisville, MO.
ii. GEORGE BECKHAM, b. October 29, 1909, Davisville, MO.
iii. LOIS FERNE, b. 1912.

Children of LAURENA MARSH and WILLIAM DRENNAN are:

iv. EUNICE MAY5 DRENNAN, b. September 19, 1892.
v. EMMA KORADINE DRENNAN, b. February 03, 1896.
vi. EDWIN EUGENE DRENNAN, b. July 05, 1903.
vii. MARJORIE MARIE DRENNAN, b. December 16, 1906, Anderson, IN.

14. CHARLES EDWARD4 MARSH (ANDREW JACKSON " ANDY"3, JAMES2, CUTHBIRT (RALEIGH?)1)67 was born July 08, 1871 in Linn, Osage Co., MO, and died May 06, 1951 in Shepard Hill, MO (near Cuba, MO). He married MARTHA ELMER SCANTLIN March 29, 1896 in Oak Ridge School Community, MO @ parents' home..

More About CHARLES EDWARD MARSH:
Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery, MO (by Shepard Hill Church?)
Emigration: Crawford Co., MO pioneer
Religion: Cumberland Presbyterian Church

More About MARTHA ELMER SCANTLIN:
Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery, MO

Children of CHARLES MARSH and MARTHA SCANTLIN are:

i. LEO5 MARSH68.
ii. WALTER MARSH68.
iii. ANDREW MARSH68.
iv. OSSE MARSH68.
v. RALPH MARSH68.
vi. JOHN MARSH68.
vii. NOEL MARSH68.
viii. DELLA MARSH68.
ix. MOLLIE MARSH68.
x. OPAL MARSH68, b. April 26, 1913, Steelville, MO; d. October 31, 1913, Steelville, MO.

15. SARAH ESTHER4 MARSH (ANDREW JACKSON " ANDY"3, JAMES2, CUTHBIRT (RALEIGH?)1)69 was born April 21, 1873 in Osage Co., MO, and died February 03, 1960 in Roosevelt, OK. She married DAVID MERVIN KEY70 March 07, 1894 in Steelville, Crawford Co., MO, son of JEREMIAH KEY and JANE CRAIG. He died October 1927 in Hobart, OK.

More About DAVID MERVIN KEY:
Burial: October 15, 1927, Rose Cemetery, Hobart OK
Cause of Death: David fell from a building and lived only five days after.
Religion: Presbyterian

Children of SARAH MARSH and DAVID KEY are:

34. i. EMMA LUELLA5 KEY, b. March 02, 1895, Osage County, MO; d. October 1966, Lone Wolf, OK.

ii. JEREMIAH ANDREW 'JERRY' KEY71, b. August 06, 1896, Osage County, MO; d. September 1974, Enid Garfield, OK.

35. iii. CLARICE BELLE KEY, b. January 08, 1898, Steelville, Crawford Co., MO; d. January 11, 1988, Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX.

iv. BIRDIE EVELYN KEY71, b. February 24, 1900, OK; d. October 17, 1900.

36. v. FRANCIS SAMUEL KEY, b. June 01, 1903, Chandler, OK; d. January 1978, Electra, Wichita, TX.

vi. CLARENCE DAVID 'SMOKEY' KEY71, b. November 09, 1905, Chandler, OK; d. January 1978, Electra, Wichita, TX.
vii. THOMAS EDWARD KEY71, b. September 16, 1907, Francis, OK.
viii. EARL MARSH KEY71, b. January 15, 1909, Little Rock, AR.
ix. ESTHER LUCILLE KEY71, b. October 03, 1913, Salisaw, OK.

More About ESTHER LUCILLE KEY:
Cause of Death: Possibly murdered by husband (Alzheimer's)

16. ROSILEE BELLE4 MARSH (ANDREW JACKSON " ANDY"3, JAMES2, CUTHBIRT (RALEIGH?)1)72 was born November 01, 1877 in Crawford Co., MO, and died October 20, 1969 in Fayetteville, AR. She married JOSEPH HENRY CLARK May 12, 1901 in Salem, MO, son of BENJAMIN CLARK and SUSAN WHITMIRE. He was born in Crawford Co., MO, and died December 08, 1949 in Salem, MO.

More About ROSILEE BELLE MARSH:
Burial: October 1969, Salem, Dent Co., MO, Cedar Grove cemetery

Children of ROSILEE MARSH and JOSEPH CLARK are:

37. i. JOSEPH MARSH5 CLARK, b. May 19, 1903, Berryman, MO.

ii. GLENN WHITMIRE CLARK73, b. December 11, 1905.

 


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