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Searching for Earl A Marsh and Gertha Mae Hoxsey

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Re: Searching for Earl A Marsh and Gertha Mae Hoxsey

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 9:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Marsh, Rhodes, Merrywether, Jones, Steele.
I saw your query and realized that it dovetailed with work a cousin and I were doing on Della's second husband John Thomas Steele. My cousin had some information and I expanded it with a little more research. Here is what I found:


First Generation



1. Rev. William C. Marsh was born in 1795 in VA. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Lowndes Co., AL. Southern Division, p. 74. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Lowndes Co., AL.


Rev. William C. Marsh and Martha Fitzie Merrywether were married on 3 Dec 1837 in Lowndes Co., AL. Martha Fitzie Merrywether was born in 1825 in VA.


William C. Marsh and Martha Fitzie Merrywether had the following children:


2 i. G. E. Marsh was born in 1842 in AL.

+3 ii. S. J. Marsh, born 1843, AL.

4 iii. S. F. Marsh was born in 1844 in AL.

5 iv. M. A. Marsh was born in 1847 in AL.

+6 v. William Flynn C. Marsh, born 2 Dec 1851, Montgomery, AL; died 21 Dec 1931, Midway, Madison Co., TX.

7 vi. James L. Marsh was born in 1855 in AL.

+8 vii. Robert M. Marsh, born 1857, AL; married Della Miranda Rhodes, 20 Dec 1888, Madison Co., TX; died 1893, Madison Co., TX.



Second Generation



3. S. J. Marsh (William C.-1) was born in 1843 in AL. m.
J. A. Robertson was born in 1833 in AL.




6. William Flynn C. Marsh (William C.-1) was born on 2 Dec 1851 in Montgomery, AL. He died on 21 Dec 1931 at the age of 80 in Midway, Madison Co., TX. He was buried on 22 Dec 1931 at Allphin Cemetery in Midway, Madison Co., TX. m.
Nancy Ann Corbett was born (date unknown).




8. Robert M. Marsh (William C.-1) was born in 1857 in AL. He died in 1893 at the age of 36 in Madison Co., TX.

Robert M. Marsh and Della Miranda Rhodes were married on 20 Dec 1888 in Madison Co., TX. Della Miranda Rhodes, daughter of Robert Archibald Rhodes and Laura Fidela Jones, was born on 16 Jun 1869 in Midway, Madison Co., TX. She appeared in the census in 1870 in Madison Co., TX. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Madison Co., TX. Della appeared in the census in 1900 in Madison Co., TX. JP 2. She appeared in the census in 1910 in Madison Co., TX. JP 2. She appeared in the census in 1920 in Madison Co., TX. JP 2, ED 104, sheet 1B. Della appeared in the census in 1930 in Madison Co., TX. JP 2, listed as Della Marsh. She died on 4 Feb 1958 at the age of 88 in Huntsville, Walker Co., TX. She was buried at Madisonville City Cemetery in Madisonville, Madison Co., TX.

Robert M. Marsh and Della Miranda Rhodes had the following children:


+9 i. Earl Archibald Marsh, born 17 Aug 1889, Midway, Madison Co., TX; married Gertha Mae Hoxey, 1923; died 23 Aug 1971, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX.

10 ii. William Elmo Marsh was born on 17 Aug 1889 in Midway, Madison Co., TX. He died on 17 Feb 1943 at the age of 53 in Galveston, Galveston Co., TX. He was buried on 18 Feb 1943 at Midway Cemetery in Madisonville, Madison Co., TX.

11 iii. Della Durst Marsh was born in Oct 1892 in TX.


Della's second husband was John Thomas Steele, m. 28 Apr 1908. They never had any children together and split up (separated and/or divorced) after the 1910 census. She appears as a Marsh in some later census records but her teombstone says Steele.


Hope this helps.
Guy Perry
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