Benjamin Marshall was born 1820 near Stewartstown, County Tyrone, Ireland and came to the U.S. c. 1834 with his parents, Frederick and Margaret (Dickson) Marshall who settled in S. Fayette County, Allegheny County, PA. Benjamin married Minerva E. Clark, daughter of John and Minerva (Graham) Clark of Wheeling, VA in 1853 and they were in Iowa by 1856, and in Lexington, Lafayette County, MO by 1861 where they died, he in 1878 and she in 1921.
Benjamin Marshall arrived in Pittsburgh age 16, learned the machinist trade, lived there until 1852, went to Wheeling, VA and worked as anengineer on an Ohio R. steamboat between Louisville and Wheeling; to Davenport IA 1854-59 where he had an interest in a sawmill. He retired from a partnership in Marshall & Easter, and ownership of City Mills, presumably in Lexington, about 1872, and retained ownership of the sawmill at the foot of Pine Street until 1878.
Their children were Robert A. 1854-1967 hunting accident; Margaret B. 1856-1941 m James F. Catron; Mary Frances/Fanny 1859-1941 unmarried; Frederick D. 1861-1924 m Clara; Benjamin Phillip 1864-1915 m Marie Coss 1903; Carrie Snow 1866-1921 m William A. Eastabrooks; Charles Armstrong 1868-1936 m Nancy John 1897; Minerva R. 1871-?1898 m Edwin J. Earl 1894; Bessie 1873-1917 m Edwin J. Earl; John S. 1876-d.NY m Stella Burke; and a child who died in infancy.
Source: Clairene Glick, Olathe, KS 1983 from prinary and secondary sources. Not my family.
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