John Marshall (b. Abt. 1711, d. Bet. July 1782 - November 1785)
John Marshall was born Abt. 1711 in Brunswick Co. Virginia, and died Bet. July 1782 - November 1785 in Mecklenburg Co. Virginia. He married Mary Malone on Abt. 1739 in Virginia.
Notes for John Marshall: It has been published in more than one genealogy of the Marshall family that John Marshall of Mecklenburg Co., Virginia was the son of William Marshall and grandson of Alexander Marshall, a line inclusive of several prominent members. There is no proof of a close connection between our John Marshall and that line. The extensive research of Lou Poole establishes and separates some of the misconceptions about the several John Marshall lines in early Virginia. Our John Marshall of Mecklenburg Co. Virginia had a brother named Samuel and left a will written in 1782. His parents are unknown. Many early Virginia records were destroyed during the Civil War which would likely have answered many questions and clarified family relationships.
John Marshall of Mecklenburg Co. Virginia received a patent dated October 28, 1732 containing at least 220 acres, in what was then the new county of Brunswick. No record of this patent survives however it is mentioned in several later deeds.
July Court 1737 Charles City Co. Virginia Will of John Roper, dec'd, presented by Susanna Roper, William Roper and Joseph Roper, the executors, and proved by Thomas Bryan, John Marshall and Thomas Alfriend.
July Court 1740 Charles City Co. Virginia Ann Routon made oath tha John Routon, ded'd, died without a will... James Christian, Silvanus Gregory, John Marshall and Richard Pointer to appraise the estate.
July Court 1749 Charles City Co. Virginia Peter Royster, John Marshall, James Johnson, and Richard Pointer to appraise estate of Benjamin Alfriend.
October Court 1749 Charles City Co. Virginia Deed James Johnson to Willis Johnson recorded, proved by John Marshall and Barnes Johnson.
November Court 1750 Charles City Co. Virginia Deed William Willis Johnson to Alexander Mollison proved by John Marshall and John Gregory.
July Court 1753 Charles City Co. Virginia Deed William Burton and Susanna his wife to Richard Kennon recorded and proved to George Minge, Philip Southall, and Edward Young. Thomas Johnson, Richard Poynter, Silvanus Gregory and John Marshall.
November Court 1754 Charles City Co. Virginia Deed John Marshall to John Gregory recorded. Ann, wife of Marshall, relinquished her dower right.
John Marshall and his brother Samuel first appear in records of Brunswick Co. Virginia in 1750:
Brunswick Co. Virginia Deed Book 5 , page 61. September 27, 1750 William Petty and Elizabeth his wife of Brunswick to John Marshall of Charles City Co: L70 for 212 acres bounded by Fish Pott and the River. Witness: Samuel Marshall, John Marshall, John Scarbrow.
Brunswick Order Book 5, pages 65, 109, 148, 199, 234, 242, 243, 246, 300, 370, 398, 427, 527. September 26, 1753 John Duke vs. John Marshall: A case of slander for which John Marshall was found guilty of L9 worth of damage. Sackville Brewer and Edward Ellis and Elizabeth Ellis appeared as witnesses for Duke. Lucas Powell and William Harrison appeared as witnesses for John Marshall. John Parrish was paid for 9 days attendance and 18 miles.
Lunenburg Co. Virginia December 15, 1755. Henry Bates of Lunenburg County to John Marshall of Brunswick County, 50 pounds, 164 acres: Lunenburg County, part of 328 acres granted to Bates June 5, 1746 on both sides of Taylor's Creek beginning at oak on creek opposite the mouth of a branch, nothwest & southwast to branch, southwest, etc. Witness, William Linsey, Samuel Marshall, John Ingram, Jr.
Brunswick Co. Virginia Will Book 3. page 315 November 31, 1759 Appraisal of estate of William Collier by William Pennington, John (X) Ingram, Samuel (X) Marshall.
Brunswick Will Book 4, page 382 July 28, 1760. Appraisal of estate of John Ingram, Jr. by William Maclin, John Marshall and Samuel Marshall.
Brunswick Co. Virginia September 8, 1759 Thomas Malone and Milly, his wife, of Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg County, to John Bozeman...cons. 30 pounds 194 acres on the lower side of the upper fork of Great Creek...adjoining Henry Rottenberry, Sr. Witnesses: William Douglas, John Barner, John Marshall Sighned: Thomas Malone, Milly Malone (Note: the same deed was recorded in Lunenburg County, dated December 1, 1761.)
John Marshall's will, was dated July 17, 1782, in Mecklenburg Co. Virginia. The will was recorded on November 14, 1785, in Will Book 2 page 132. His wife (Mary?) was not mentioned as she had predeceased her husband. John Marshall mentions his children: Samuel Marshall, James Marshall, Benjamin Marshall, Lucy (Marshall) Malone (wife of George Malone, widow of George Carter), and Ann (Marshall) Nance (wife of Robert Nance). Also mentioned are grandchildren: Jesse Carter, Catherine Carter, Mary Ingram, Betsy Hooper (Lucy Marshall Carter Malone's children), and Judith Nance. Specific bequests were made to each of those named in the will. The executors were John's sons Samuel and James Marshall, and the witnesses were; John Arnold, William Pegram and his granddaughter's husband, Elisha Arnold (husband of Sally Marshall, the daughter of Samuel and Cassandra Marshall).
Early Settlers - Mecklenburg County, Virginia - Elliot
Marshall, John - Will Book 2, Page 132. Names: Wife - not named and evidently deceased. Children - Samuel Marshall, James Marshall, Benjamin Marshall, Lucy Malone, Ann Nance, wife of Robert Nance. Grandson - Jesse Carter Granddaughter - Catherine Carter Granddaughters - Mary Ingram and Betsy Hooper Granddaughter - Judith Nance Specific bequests to each of those named. Executors: Sons Samuel and James Marshall Witnesses: John Arnold, William Pegram and Elisha Arnold Will dated July 17, 1782. Recorded Nov. 14, 1785.
Sources: Lou Poole's extensive Marshall family research contributed by Donna Duckworth.
More About John Marshall: Will: July 16, 1782, Mecklenburg Co. Virginia.
More About John Marshall and Mary Malone: Marriage: Abt. 1739, Virginia.
Children of John Marshall and Mary Malone are:
James Marshall, b. Abt. 1739, Mecklenburg Co. Virginia, d. April 15, 1818, Anson Co. North Carolina.
+Lucy Marshall, b. March 07, 1740/41, Mecklenburg Co. Virginia, d. March 25, 1821, Brunswick Co. Virginia.
Benjamin Marshall, b. 1745, Mecklenburg Co. Virginia, d. December 1818, Lincoln Co. Tennessee.
Samuel Marshall, b. 1745, Mecklenburg Co. Virginia, d. 1810, Henry Co. Virginia.