James Marshall Biographical Sketch from Beers History of Warren County, Ohio
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James Marshall


Transcription contributed by Martie Callihan 7 February 2005

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Franklin Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)
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1897 obituary for his daughter-in-law, Mary Simonton Marshall


JAMES MARSHALL, farmer and stock-raiser; P.O. Middletown, Butler Co.; a prominent breeder of Poland-China hogs; born in Lemon Township, Butler Co., March 18, 1816. He is a son of James and Huldah Marshall, natives of Virginia and New Jersey; the year 1800, they came to Lemon Township, Butler Co., where Mr. Marshall entered land; he made subsequent purchases to the amount of 270 acres. Mr. Marshall, our subject, was reared on his father's farm and received his education in the common schools of his native place. March 4, 1839, he was joined in marriage to Miss Eliza Conover, daughter of Timothy and Mary (Worley) Conover, of Monmouth Co., N. J.; in 1816, they came to Butler County, and in 1824 to Franklin Township, Warren Co. Mrs. Marshall was born in Butler County Jan. 5, 1818; five children were added to this union; of these, four are living, viz., William S., married Matilda Miltenberger, now a lumberman in Detroit; Dr. John S., near Cleveland; he was for a term of years Assistant Superintendent of the Cleveland Insane Asylum; Frank J., the youngest, married Miss Ida Doty; Sarah E. is deceased. Mr. Marshall located on the farm he now occupies in 1863, where he has since resided, pursuing the avocation of farming and stock-raising; for the last thirty years, he has been successfully breeding the Poland-China hogs; he is a stockholder in the Ohio Poland-China Swine Record Association; he was elected Treasurer at its organization. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall are members of the Franklin Christian Church. In politics, he votes Republican. He owns a well-improved farm of 120 acres in this and Butler Counties; his son, Frank J., is associated with him in the hog business.

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