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John Marsh

Male 1618 - 1688  (70 years)


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  • Name John Marsh  [1, 2
    Born 1618  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Sep 1688  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Alternate death 4 Dec 1688  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I19551  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2020 

    Father John Marsh,   b. Abt 1586, Braintree, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 15 Apr 1627 and 29 May 1627, Braintree, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Mother Grace Baldwin,   d. Between 29 Jan 1657 and 22 May 1667, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1425  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne Webster,   b. Bef 29 Jul 1621,   d. 9 Jun 1662, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years) 
    Married Abt 1642  [4
    Children 
    +1. Sgt. John Marsh,   b. Between 1642 and 1643,   d. Bef 1 Aug 1727, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F11854  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hepzibah Ford,   b. Bef 15 May 1625,   d. 11 Apr 1683, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1644  Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 6
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F11856  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • First seen in 1639, at Hartford. He appears to have been an original Hartford proprietor; his name is on the Founders Monument in downtown Hartford. Moore and Allied Families (citation details below) says "it is generally believed" that he arrived at Hartford in 1636 with the Rev. Hooker's party, but while this is plausible there exists no known evidence to confirm it.

      The Hartford land distribution of Feb 1640 shows that he was given several parcels of land by the Rev. Samuel Stone, so it is notable that later, in 1659, he was one of those who protested Stone's appointment as Hartford minister and who removed to Hadley as a result. In 1661 he removed to Northampton. He may or may not have been a personal friend of the Rev. Stone, but he was the son-in-law of former Connecticut governor John Webster, a leading figure in the protests against the Rev. Stone, and blood is often thicker than water.

      Moore and Allied Families says that he died in Windsor, Connecticut, "where he was probably visiting his daughter, Hannah Loomis." His page at the Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford says that he died in Hartford.

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    2. [S756] Early New England Families Study Project: Accounts of New England Families from 1641 to 1700 by Alicia Crane Williams. Online database, New England Historic Genealogical Society.

    3. [S2545] Marsh Genealogy: Giving Several Thousand Descendants of John Marsh of Hartford, Ct., 1636-1895 by Dwight Whitney Marsh. Amherst, Massachusetts: Press of Carpenter & Morehouse, 1895.

    4. [S1528] Moore and Allied Families: The Ancestry of William Henry Moore by L. Effingham de Forest and Anne Lawrence de Forest. The de Forest Publishing Company: New York, 1938.

    5. [S681] Myrtle Stevens Hyde, "Grace Martin, Wife of Nathaniel Phelps." The American Genealogist 58:223, 1982., date only.

    6. [S2545] Marsh Genealogy: Giving Several Thousand Descendants of John Marsh of Hartford, Ct., 1636-1895 by Dwight Whitney Marsh. Amherst, Massachusetts: Press of Carpenter & Morehouse, 1895., year only.