George M. Marshall1,2,3

ID# 1595, (1812 - bef 1872)
FatherGeorge Marshall4,5 (bt 1760 - 1765 - 1827)
MotherAnn Rosewell4

Key Events:

Birth: 1812, Kentucky6,7,8
Marriage: Persis Clark Cobb, 11 Feb 1834, Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky9,10,11,12
Marriage: Narcissa Avery, 19 Oct 1869, Crittenden Co., Kentucky13,14
Death: before 187215

Spouse:Persis Clark Cobb (23 Nov 1815 - before 1869)
     Children:

Spouse: Narcissa Avery (about 1834 - )
     No children

ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     George M. Marshall was born in 1812 in Kentucky.6,7,8
     George married first Persis Clark Cobb, daughter of Gideon Dyer Cobb and Modena Chittenden Clark, on 11 Feb 1834 in Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, with Rev. John Johnson officiating.9,10,11,12 George appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky, with a household consisting of one white male under 5 (son Edwin), one between 5 and 10 (John), one between 20 and 30 (himself), one white female under age 5 (daughter Ellen), two between 20 and 30 (wife Persis Clark Cobb, and perhaps her sister Aurelia), and one male and one female slave.1
     On 18 Apr 1842 George mortgaged a female Negro slave, Hanah, about 40 years of age, and her future increases, to his wife's brother, Dr. Joshua Cobb, in Stewart Co., Tennessee to secure a note for $200.16
     On 16 May 1842 George mortgaged his household goods to his wife's brothers Robert and Gideon Dyer Cobb Jr. to secure two notes to them. He mortgaged:
four feather beds, bed steds, an under bed boulster, pillows and all coverings, a bureau, a press, two folding leaf tables, two sets of windsor chairs, yellow and black, a set of split bottom chairs, a windsor rocking chair, a map and book of the USA, and eight-day clock, a brindle cow and calf, a cow marked with underslope and upper nick each ear, a gilt dressing glass, a work stand, a cradle and bedding, a yearling brindle heifer marked crop and split in right ear and swallow fork in left, two sets silver spoons, table and tea, two sets of ivory and bone handle knives and forks, pots, ovens, skillet, dishes, plates, cups and cancers, all kitchen furniture and cooking utensils of all sorts and kinds, and five window curtains.
The notes had been written 1 Jul 1840, for $168.36, and 14 Jan 1841, for $366.46.17
     On 20 Aug 1847 he gave them a new mortgage, this time on his present growing crop of corn, 28 acres on premises where he resided, a yoke of oxen and a cart. This mortgage was to secure two notes, one for $165.44 and the second for $78 .06.18
     George and Persis appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of District No. 1, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, enumerated 29 Aug 1850, apparently living next door to where her brothers Gideon and Caleb lived when in the area to tend to their iron business. Their children John, Edwin, Ellen, Gideon, Henry, Mary and Charles were listed as living with them, as was one slave, a 47 year-old female.2,19
     On 1 Apr 1851 he again mortgaged Hanah, now said to be about 51 years old, this time to his wife's brothers Gideon and Giles, in their new partnership, to secure $244.41 on account. Also included in the mortgage were "beds, bed steds & bedding, one beauro, one dinner table, one small table or stand, one clock, nine Windsor chairs, one two-horse waggon, three plows & gear, one gray mare, one sarrell mare, and one bay colt, three cows & calves, & thirtyseven head of hogs of various sizes."20
     On 11 Jun 1855 he mortgaged his present growing crop of corn, wheat, rye, an oats, in all about 60 acres, to Gideon Cobb, to secure $178.17 in accounts.21 On 7 May 1860 he gave another mortgage to Gideon, this time with his new partner John Gallatly, to secure $200 in notes and accounts. This mortgage was on his present crop of corn of about 20 acres, 18 acres of oats, 8 acres of wheat, 30 head of stock hogs, four head of cattle, a cow and calf, and three yearlings.22
     George bought 21 acres on the waters of Livingston Creek in Crittenden Co. from his wife's brother, Gideon Dyer Cobb Jr., on 31 May 1858, for $105.23
     George and Persis appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Dycusburg, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, enumerated 16 Jul 1860, reporting real estate valued at $4000, and personal estate valued at $1000. Their children Gideon, Henry, Mary, Charles and Fanny were listed as living with them.24
     On 7 May 1860 George gave a mortgage to the firm of Cobb Galletly & Co. in Dycusburg. He mortgaged his thirty acres of corn, thirty head of hogs, five head of cattle, and a cow and calf, to secure $200 he owed the firm in notes and on account. His brother-in-law, Gideon Dyer Cobb Jr. was one of the partners in that firm.25
     George married second Narcissa Avery on 19 Oct 1869 in Crittenden Co., Kentucky.13,14
     George and Narcissa Avery appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Dycusburg, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, enumerated 29 Jul 1870, reporting real estate valued at $1200 and $400 in personal estate. His daughter Fanny was listed as living with them.26
     He was a clerk, according to the 1850 census, and a farmer by 1860.27,28,29
     George apparently died before 1872, as his second wife remarried in September of that year.15

Citations

  1. [S1802] Geo. M. Marshall household, 1840 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  2. [S1783] George M. Marshal household, 1850 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky.
  3. [S732] Caldwell Co. Marriage Records, loose papers, bond of George M. Cobb and Reuben Bush, 11 Feb 1834, and license for George M. Marshall and Miss Persis Cobb, same date.
  4. [S3035] Vaughn, "Cobb - Marshall lines," e-mail to author, 24 Sep 2007.
  5. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998.
  6. [S3035] Vaughn, "Cobb - Marshall lines," e-mail to author, 24 Sep 2007, shows year.
  7. [S1783] George M. Marshal household, 1850 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows age 37 and state.
  8. [S1698] George M. Marshall household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows age 48 and state.
  9. [S726] Caldwell Co. Marriage Bonds, Book A, George M. Marshall to Persis Cobb, 16 Feb 1834 (register date partly obscured, appears to be 16 Feb), return shows date of marriage as 11 Feb 1834.
  10. [S732] Caldwell Co. Marriage Records, loose papers, license for George M. Marshall and Miss Persis Cobb, 11 Feb 1834, return of minister shows solemnized same date.
  11. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998, shows date, as 11 Feb 1834, town, county, and state.
  12. [S1783] George M. Marshal household, 1850 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows both in household, apparently living as husband and wife.
  13. [S852] "Kentucky, 1851-1900 Marriage Index," Genealogy.com, record for George M. Marshall and Narcissa Avery, citing FHL film no. 0558428 - 0558430, 0559304 - 0559312, 1914920, viewed 1 Jul 2005, shows date, with month as Oct, and county.
  14. [S1692] Geo.Marshall household, 1870 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living was husband and wife, and shows he was married the previous November.
  15. [S893] "Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900," Ancestry.com, record for William R. Mott and Mrs. Narcissa Marshall, shows she remarried 08 Sep 1872.
  16. [S1975] Caldwell Co. Deeds, K:424-5, George M. Marshall mortgage to Joshua Cobb, 28 May 1842.
  17. [S1975] Caldwell Co. Deeds, K:425-6, George M. Marshall mortgage to R. L. Cobb, D. R. Bell & G. D. Cobb of the firm of Cobb Bell & Co. dated 16 May 1842.
  18. [S1975] Caldwell Co. Deeds, N:246, George M. Marshall mortgage to Robert L. Cobb & Gideon D. Cobb, merchants trading under name & style of R L & G D Cobb, and surviving partners of Cobb Bell & Co., 21 Aug 1847.
  19. [S840] George M. Marshall, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  20. [S2793] Crittenden Co. Deeds, B:726, George M. Marshall mortgage to Giles L Cobb & Charles M Jackson of Crittenden & Gideon D Cobb of Caldwell, trading as Cobb Jackson & Co., 14 Apr 1851.
  21. [S2793] Crittenden Co. Deeds, D:72, George M. Marshall mortgage to Gideon D. Cobb, 27 Jun 1855.
  22. [S2793] Crittenden Co. Deeds, F:247, George M. Marshall mortgage to Cobb Gallatly & Co. of Dycusburg, 21 Jun 1860.
  23. [S2793] Crittenden Co. Deeds, E:357, Gideon D. Cobb to George M. Marshall, 29 Jul 1858.
  24. [S1698] George M. Marshall household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky.
  25. [S2793] Crittenden Co. Deeds, F:247, Geo M Marshall to Cobb Gallatly & Co., 21 Jun 1860.
  26. [S1692] Geo.Marshall household, 1870 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky.
  27. [S1783] George M. Marshal household, 1850 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as clerk.
  28. [S1698] George M. Marshall household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as farmer.
  29. [S1692] Geo.Marshall household, 1870 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as farmer.
  30. [S2976] "Dycusburg Cemetery", shows him as John C. Marshall s/o of G. M. & P. C.
  31. [S1783] George M. Marshal household, 1850 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows both in household apparently as parent and child.
  32. [S1698] George M. Marshall household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows them living apparently as parent and child.
  33. [S2774] Geo F. Marshall, birth register.
  34. [S2976] "Dycusburg Cemetery", shows him as George Lmore Marshall s/o of G. M. & P. C.