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John Marsh

John Marsh

Male Abt 1612 - Abt 1684  (72 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 2 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name John Marsh 
    Birth Abt 1612  Ellastone, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Abt 1684  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Initiatory (LDS) 19 Mar 1930  ALBER Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3196  mytree
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2022 

    Father William Marshe Tidswell,   b. 1572, Ellastone, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1640, Ellastone, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Marjorie Symmons,   b. 1576, Ellastone, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Jan 1677, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 101 years) 
    Family ID F43101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mrs Marsh,   b. Abt 1615   d. Aft 5 May 1641, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 26 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1636  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Zachariah Marsh,   b. 13 Apr 1637, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1693, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 55 years)
    +2. John Marsh,   b. 9 May 1639, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aug 1668, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 29 years)
     3. Ruth Marsh,   b. 5 May 1641, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F43100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susanna Skelton,   b. 1619, Tattershall, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 May 1695, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years) 
    Marriage 1645  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Marsh,   b. 8 Jul 1646, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Feb 1704, Hull, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 57 years)
     2. Ezekiel Marsh,   b. 29 Oct 1648, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Bethiah Marsh,   b. 1 Sep 1650, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Jun 1723, Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 72 years)
    +4. Samuel Marsh,   b. 2 Aug 1652, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Jun 1693, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 40 years)
     5. Susanna Marsh,   b. 22 May 1654, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mary Marsh,   b. Abt 1656, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1704, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 48 years)
     7. Jacob Marsh,   b. 6 Aug 1658, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 3 Nov 1685, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 27 years)
     8. Benjamin Marsh,   b. Abt 1660, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1690, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F2213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1612 - Ellastone, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Abt 1636 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 1645 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Abt 1684 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 19 Mar 1930 - ALBER Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • (1) SUSANNA SKELTON IS THE 2ND WIFE OF JOHN MARSH OF SALEM, MA, MARRYING HIM IN ABOUT 1646. THEY ARE THE PARENTS OF 8 CHILDREN. VIEW BIOGRAPHICAL ITEMS ATTACHED AS STORIES (MEMORIES) TO THIS RECORD (KN7S-K18)
      (2) See also BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ABOUT JOHN MARSH AND HS FAMILY, INCLUDING FIRST WIFE (NAME UNKNOWN) AND SECOND WIFE, SUSANNA SKELTON:
      Robert Charles Anderson, in his biographical sketch about this John Marsh in the outstanding historical series, "The Great Migration..." (See Source attached to this record for publication data), indicates that the origin [birth, christening & parent data] of this John Marsh is unknown. Do not confuse this John Marsh of Salem, MA with contemporary John Marsh who settled in Hartford, CT and is believed to be the one born in Braintree, Essex, England. The John Marsh of Hartford, CT had a brother, Joseph, who was a clothier in Braintree, Essex, England, where he made his will, on 22 May 1676, in which he mentions several of the children of that John Marsh of Hartford, CT.
      Anderson suggests that this John Marsh was born by 1612, based upon estimated date of marriage. He immigrated from England to New England on the ship "Mary and John," which sailed on 24 March 1633/1634, having enrolled at Southampton as a passenger. There is some indications that he may have taken an oath of allegiance to the crown just prior to leaving England.
      His first residence in New England was at Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony. In the 1636 division of land at Salem, he received 20 acres. Subsequently he was granted half an acre for a household of three in the December 1636 distribution and an additional ten acres in the January 1638/1639 distribution.
      The occupation of John Marsh was being a cordwainer (a shoemaker or cobbler). His inventory when he died included shoemaking tools. On 10 Nov 1655 he was appointed a Salem sealer of leather. That he had some education is indicated by his signing of documents and having books in his inventory. Apparently he was appointed the Constable in Salem in 1657.
      John Marsh may not have been a member of the church in Salem initially, as he was admitted to the church on 12 May 1639. He was made a Freeman, which implied church membership, on 26 Feb 1649/1650.
      There is no record of the name of the first wife of John Marsh, who he probably married in about 1636. Apparently she died sometime after the birth of daughter Ruth in 1641 and prior to his remarriage in about 1645.
      The second wife of John Marsh was Susanna Skelton, who he had married by 1646. . Susanna was a daughter of Samuel Skelton and Susanna Travis, who arrived in Salem in 1629 where Samuel Skelton was chosen the minister when the first church in the Massachusetts Bay Colony was organized on 20 July 1629. Susanna was baptized (christened) in Tattershall, Lincolnshire, England. After the death of John Marsh, she was remarried to Thomas Rix by 1685.
      CHILDREN OF JOHN MARSH AND HIS FIRST WIFE:
      1. Zachariah Marsh, bp. Salem on 30 Apr 1637.
      2. John Marsh, bp.Salem on 29 May 1639.
      3. Ruth Marsh, bp. Salem on 5 May 1641
      CHILDREN OF JOHN MARSH A AND SUSANNA SKELTON:
      4. Elizabeth Marsh, b. Salem 8 July 1646, bp. there 13 Sep 1646.
      5. Ezekiel Marsh, bp. Salem 29 Oct 1648.
      6. Bethiah Marsh, bp. Salem 1 Sep 1650.
      7. Samuel Marsh, bp. Salem 2 Oct 1652.
      8. Susanna Mash, bp. Salem 22 May 1654.
      9. Mary Marsh, bp. Salem 14 Sep 1i656.
      10. Jacob Marsh, b. Salem 6 Aug 1658, bp. there 19 Apr 1659.
      11. Benjamin Mash,b. Salem abt 1660.
      John Marsh's will was dated 28 March 1672 and probated 26 November 1674. Some sources give 19 Nov 167;4 as the date of his death. Susanna made her will on 3 Nov 1685 and it was recorded on 14 Nov 1685. …

      Obituary
      Birth: Apr. 3, 1620
      Tattershall
      Lincolnshire, England
      Death: May 12, 1695
      Salem
      Essex County
      Massachusetts, USA

      Susanna Skelton was born on 3 Apr 1620 in Tattershall, Lincolnshire, England. Susanna was the daughter of Rev. Samuel Skelton (1591-1634) and Susanna (Travis) Skelton (1597-1631).

      Susanna arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1629 with her parents, sister and brother. She was 9 years old.

      Susanna married John Marsh, III (1611-1674) in Salem, Essex, MA in 1645.
      John and Susanna Marsh were the parents of the following known children: Mary Marsh, Susanna, Samuel, Benjamin, Jacob, John, Elizabeth, Zachariah, Bethia, Ezekiel and Ruth Marsh.

      Susanna (Skelton) Marsh died on 12 May 1695 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. She was 75 years old. Her burial information is unknown.