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Marsh Family

Marsh Family Genealogy

PENNSYLVANIA ARCHIVES


2nd series, VOL 14, PAGE 107, 108, 109


Captain William Marsh, 8th Battalion, under Colonel Patterson Bell, Lt. Col. Matthew Boyd, QM Thos. Boyd Esq (Under Captain Marsh were James and Gravenor Marsh; under Captain Bazaleel Bentley, same battalion were Jesse and James Marsh).


Captain William Marsh, 8th Battalion listed 7-11-1777, 5-5-1778 as Captain of 2nd company.

Captain William Marsh, 8th Battalion for year 1780 as Captain of 3rd Company.

Vol. 12, page 80, 81, 307, 367, 796
William Marsh was listed in Chester County, PA Tax rolls, in Sadsbury Twp. for the years 1765 through 1785.

ɯrd Series Vol. 11, page 746

William Marsh Jr. appears along with William MArsh, in 1771.


Since Capt William MArsh was married in 1774, it would seem likely that he was the William Jr., taxed in 1771; and the father was also named William, and was a resident of Pennsylvania as early as 1765, possibly earlier.


Other earlier taxpayers in the same township and county, were Henry Marsh, Gravenor; who could possible be brothers of Captain William. Then in 1780 - 1785, a Jesse and a James Marsh, Jr were on the tax rolls also in Chester County. But in East Fallowfield Twsp (vol. 12, page 167, 266, 377,629 and 718.


ɮnd Series Volune 19. page 571, 589

Commissioners of Philadephia, 7 8'ber, 1773, granted to WilliamMarsh, County of Chester, 300 acres at head of Octraroe, 18 Nov. (pg 571)

A more careful study of the Pennsylvania Archives and other records of that state may produce more proven facts.

This information was provided by E.F. York, Sept. 1990


Generation 1

William Marsh is our first known ancestor in the Marsh line.

William and Elizabeth had the following children:

  1. Jesse Charles Marsh
    • born 04 Sept 1774 in Chester County, Pennsylvania; died 30 Sept 1838/39 buried in Marsh Cemetery near Laconia, Harrison County, Indiana ( this is on farm land and has about 35-50 graves ).
  2. Martha Marsh
    • born 25 June 1776 in Chester County, Pennsylvania; died 19 December 1781 in Pennsylvania
  3. Mary Marsh
    • born 13 September 1778 in Chester County, Pennsylvania; died 16 July 1780 in Pennsylvania
  4. Mary Marsh
    • born 22 March 1781 in Chester County, Pennsylvania; died 17 December 1781 (named for her deceased sister
  5. Martha Marsh
    • born 19 April 1783 in Chester County, Pennsylvania (never came to Harrison County, Indiana; died 13 Jan 1867 in Columbus, Ohio
  6. William Marsh, Jr.
    • born 03 December 1785 in Chester County, Pennsylvania; died in Kentucky. Note: No other record has been found of him other than the 1910 census of Clark County, Kentucky. Had then a wife and two children. Family tradition says that he came to see Jesse C. Marsh sometime before the latters death but did not see him. At his mothers death in November 1838 U.S. Pension had record of the two living children of Captain Marsh, namely Martha Marsh Ashton and Nathaniel Marsh.
  7. Nathaniel Marsh
    • born 22 November 1787 in Chester County, Pennsylvania; died 20 April 1864 in Harrison County, Indiana and is buried in Perseverence Chapel Cemetery
  8. Thomas Dunn Marsh
    • born 12 September 1790; died 01 August 1812.
  9. Araminta Marsh
    • born 17 MArch 1793 in Pennsylvania; died 11 September 1808 in Pennsylvania
  10. Eliza Marsh
    • born 25 May 1796

    Generation 2

    Nathaniel Marsh born 22 November 1787 in Chester Co., PA; died 20 April 1864 in Harrison County, Indiana buried in Perseverence Chapel Cemetery. He married Sarah (Sally)Battershell 21 March 1813 in Clark County, Kentucky, daughter of Freeman Battershell and Nancy Rector.
    1. Susan Marsh
      • Born 30 Dec 1813 in Clark County, Kentucky;no further records
    2. William Marsh
      • Born 09 December 1814 in Clark County, Kentucku; died 20 October 1857 in Mount Carmel, Illinois
    3. Margaret "Peggy" Marsh
      • Born 20 June 1817 in Clark County, Kentucky; died ? but she had children living in 1854. She Married (1st) Christian "Christley" Mauck. She married (2) William Carter 21 August 1834 in Harrison County, Indiana
    4. Rachel Marsh
      • Born 11 March 1820 in Clark County, Kentucky.
    5. Jesse Marsh
      • Born 31 October 1821 in Clark County, Kentucky; died 15 February 1855 in Harrison County, Indiana.
    6. Cynthia Marsh
      • Born 25 December 1823 in Clark County, Kentucky; died 14 Decemeber 1883 in Missouri Flat, California.
    7. Vincent Marsh
      • Born 30 December 1825 in Clark County, Kentucky; died 07 October 1865 and is buried in Perseverence Chapel Cemetery in Harrison County, Indiana
    8. Hannah Marsh
      • Born )6 February 1828 in Princeton, Gibson County, Indiana: died 15 August 1855 in Mount Carmel,Wabash County, Illinois.
    9. James Marsh
      • born 06 February 1830.
    10. John Marsh
      • Born 31 January 1831 in Harrison County, Indiana; died 17 November 1915 in Harrison County, Indiana buried in Persevereance Chapel Cemetery about 6 miles south of Corydon, Indiana.
    11. Nathaniel Marsh
      • Born 05 November 1833; died 02 December 1857 buried in Mount Carmel, Illinois. He married (1) Ardelia H. Evans. He married (2) Martha House 04 March 1855 in Wabash County, Illinois.
    12. Henry Clay Marsh
      • Born on 23 June 1839 was in the civil war but never returned, do not know what happened to him, his wife had received a letter just a few days before they where heading home. These original letters still exist to this day. This is my descendant and this direct line through William, Nathaniel and Henry Clay Marsh is the line I'm through in the Sons of the American Revolution, of the Indiana Society

      Generation 3

      Henry Clay Marsh and his wife Mary Catherine Deatrick (the daughter of John Deatrick and Mary Ann Dinkle) had children: Lizzie Alice, Rosa Jane, Emma Ellen, William Edman and Anna Laura Marsh. Henry Clay Marsh was a soldier in the Civil War and was honorably discharged, but for some reason he never made it home. His letters to his wife Mary Catherine "Kit" just days before his arrival told of his home coming that never would happen.

      Henry & Catherine's children:

      1. Lizzie Alice Marsh
        • Born 14 July 1859 in Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana; died 21 March 1940 in Corydon, Indiana buried in Perseverance Chapel Cemetery.She married JAmes Samuel Kitterman 04 Juky 1883 in Harrison County, Indiana (who is the son of William Kitterman and Louisa Rowe.
          James is the brother of Zachariah Taylor Kitterman, who married Lizzie's sister Anna Laura Marsh-Kimball.

          A newspaper article of a wedding anniversary reads as follows:

          Lizzie Marsh Kitterman, seven miles south of Corydon In, celebrates their 52nd wedding anniversary July 4th, 1935, Miss Kitterman was formerly Lizzie Marsh. Mr and Mrs. Kitterman have four sons and two daughters; Roy and Arville Kitterman of Corydon, Albert and Lawrence Kitterman of New Albany; Mrs Linden (Josie) Stonecipher of Kentland IN; Mrs Alta Frakes who lives at home. They also have twelve grandchildren. Mr and Mrs. Kitterman are fine folks and their many friends wish them many more happy years together.

          NEWPAPER ARTICLE CORYDON DEMOCRAT MAR 22 1939 READS:

          FIFTEEN SET OF PLIERS CARVED IN LINN WOOD. James Kitterman brought to Corydon last Saturday a very unusual piece of craftsmanship - fifteen sets of pliers in one piece of wood. Mr Kitterman carved the fifteen set of pliers from one piece of linn wood. Working at the job a half hour or hour at a time during the winter at his home in Corydon he did this remarkable piece of work with an inexpensive penknife. There one large set of pliers on the two prongs of which are fourteen other sets. Mr Kitterman displayed them in the court house and great interest was shown by all who saw them.

          NEWPAPER ARTICLE CORYDON DEMOCRAT AUG 11 1943 READS:

          JAMES KITTERMAN MAKES AN AMAZING WOOD CARVING. James Kitterman has long been as one of the neatest carpenters, cabinet makers and artists with a pocket knife in wood. But last Saturday afternoon he brought to this office a most unusual example of his expertise in wood carving which we yet seen. Not only did he have a piece of wood from which he carved 31 sets of pliers all from the original piece 5/8 x 7/8 by 8 1'2 inches but he had carved out a ball and socket piece which looks impossible to the average person. Mr Kitterman has made scores of intricate wood carvings. He does all of the work with one small blade of a small pocket knife.

          NEWPAPER ARTICLE CORYDON DEMOCRAT JULY 23 1941 READS:

          James Kitterman and Alta Frakes near Corydon, Mr and Mrs Lawrence Kitterman and son Joe Pat of New Albany, left last Thursday for a trip through the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina and other places of interest in the South. They went to Clingman's Dome at the top of the Mountains which is 6.642 feet high. Saw Norris Lake in Tennessee, which is very beautiful scenery and the Dry Falls. Went through the Indian Reservation and other mountains of Tennessee and Virginia. They drove 1200 miles returning home Sunday and report a very enjoyable trip.

        1. Roy E Kitterman
          • Born 01 August 1884 in Harrison Co., In; died 17 February 1960 in Harrison Co., IN and is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Corydon, Indiana. Roy had married Orlena Stonecipher, the sister of Linden R. Stonecipher who married Josie Myrtle Kitterman.
        2. Elva Lucille Kitterman
          • Born 20 February 1887 in Harrison County, In; died 26 March 1891 in Harrison County, IN
        3. Josie Myrtle Kitterman
          • Born 31 August 1891 in Harrison County, IN; died 21 November 1984 in Kentland, Indiana. She married Linden R. Stonecipher.
        4. Albert Clyde Kitterman
          • Born 03 June 1893 in Harrison County, Indiana; died 09 June 1938 in New Albany, Indiana and is buried in the Kraft Graceland Cemetery in New Albany. He had married Lou Neely my grandmother ( who is the daughter of Charles Franklin Neely and Laura Jane Lopp
        5. Lawrence Ray Kitterman
          • Born 27 March 1897 in Harrison County, Indiana; died 08 December 1958 in New Albany and is buried in Kraft Graceland Cemetery in New Albany, IN. He married Floye Tindall on 04 March 1917 in Jeffersonville,Clark County, Indiana (she is the daughter of John Tindall and Elizabeth Fravel.
        6. Alta Ruth Kitterman
          • Born 13 January 1902 in Harrison County; died Feb 11, 1998 in Harrison County, Indiana She first married HArlan Kedric Frakes )3 August 1933 in Harrison County, Indiana. After his death she married Lewis Bottorff 29 May 1959. No children from either marriage.

            NEWPAPER ARTICLE CORYDON DEMOCRATE JULY 23 1941 READS:
            James Kitterman and Alta Frakes near Corydon, Mr and Mrs Lawrence Kitterman and son Joe Pat of New Albany, left last Thursday for a trip through the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina and other places of interest in the South. They went to Clingman's Dome at the top of the Mountains which is 6.642 feet high. Saw Norris Lake in Tennessee, which is very beautiful scenery and the Dry Falls. Went through the Indian Reservation and other mountains of Tennessee and Virginia. They drove 1200 miles returning home Sunday and report a very enjoyable trip.

            Daughter: Alta's marriage article reads:

            The marriage of Miss Alta Ruth Kitterman and Harland Frakes was solemized at the Corydon U.B. Parsonage. Aug 5 1933, by the Rev J.A. Settle, officiating. The ceremony was witnessed by Mrs Edward Frakes, aunt of the groom. The bride the amiable daughter of Mr and Mrs James S Kitterman.

            The bridegroom is the son of Mr and Mrs Frakes and is an industrious young farmer. Their many friends extend congratulations and best wishes. They had no children.

            After Harland's passing away she married Lewis Bottorff, they had no children.

            No children from either marriage. She practically raised a girl called Orlena and now Orlena takes care of her mother and Alta. Information on Arville and Ruth's children was given to me by Ruth in a letter she wrote to me while Iwas in the service in 1969. They had lived at 478 South Capitol Avenue in Corydon IN.

            The last time I had seen Arville before he passed away was at a birthday party held for him at the Hayswood Park on Hwy 135 in Corydon and latter we all went down to his home in Corydon.

            CORYDON DEMOCRAT, CORYDON INDIANA, dated Feb 9, 1972

            LEWIS BOTTORFF DIES; RETIRED CARPENTER

            Lewis Bottorff, 73, died at 1030 p.m. Sunday in the Corydon Nursing Home. He was a retired farmer and carpenter. Mr Bottorff was a member of the Heidelberg U.M.C. He was born in Harrison County, the son of William and Annie Painter Bottorff. He is survived by his wife the former Alta Kitterman; one brother, Cecil Bottorff of Corydon and two sisters Mrs Ruth Loughmiller of Corydon and Mrs Kathryn McKim of Columbus Indiana.

            Funeral services are being held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev Emery Bruner. Rev William Askern will sing accompanied by Mrs Betty Bruner at the organ.

            Pallbearers will be Steve and Roger Kitterman, Keith and Gary Bottorff, Amzi Fravel and Andrew Lang.

          • Rosa Jane Marsh
            • Born 03 December 1861; died 24 March 1914 and is buried at Perseverance Chapel Cemetery in Harrison Co., Indiana. From her obituary it reads: Miss Janie MArsh, daughter of Mary C. Marsh, died Tuesday MArch 24, 1914 at the home of her sister Mrs Zack Kitterman, about 5 miles south of Corydon, IN. The deceased was fifty-two years old and has been an invalid since she was three years old. She leaves surviving her aged mother, two sisters, Mrs. James (Lizzie) Kitterman, and Mrs. Zack Kitterman, and one brother William E. Marsh of New Albany, Indiana. The funeral services were held at Perseverance Chapel, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev A.P. Bently and remains were laid to rest in the cemetery nearby the church.
          • Emma Ellen Marsh
            • Born 15 December 1863; died 21 April 1865 in Harrison County, Indiana and she had died because of the effects of the measles, she is buried in Perseverance she was of the age 1 yr 4 months and 6 days of age.
          • William Edman Marsh
            • Born 28 May 1866; died 10 Feb 1965 and is buried in Perseverance Chapel Cemetery.
          • Anna Laura Marsh
            • Born 24 June 1869; died in 1959 and is buried in Perseverance Chapel Cemetery and is buried beside her spouse Zack Kitterman.

            More to come