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Posted: 14 Aug 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Apr 2005 11:59AM GMT

I am trying to find out if my ancestor William Marshall participated in the Revolutionary War. I know he was born c. 1752 in Charlotte County, Va. He also died in Charlotte County. His will was probated in 1805. His parents were John Wilkins Marshall and his mother was Hannah Baldwin or Caldwell, dau. of Vincent. According to Virginia Military Records he was an Ensign in the Charlotte Cty. Militia, on July 20, 1778. His brother Benjamin Marshall is considered to be a Rev. War Soldier. He was also in the Charlotte County Militia. William was married to Elizabeth, she died in Green County Kentucky c. 1837, where she moved after her husband's death. His will is in the Charlotte County, Va. Will Book 2, page 309 and is dated June 1805. Executors of his will were Elizabeth, his wife, and son John, and brother Benjamin. His other four sons, William, Benjamin, Beverly, and Samuel were listed under age. I do know that the Charlotte County Militia participated in some of the Revolutionary War engagements. I just don't know if William Marshall was in the militia at those times. I have a theory that he died before most Rev. War. soldiers were granted pensions, and therefore pension records might not be available. Thank you.


Posted: 15 Jun 2013 6:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Did you ever find an answer. My ancestor was a Richard Marshall who was wounded in the Rev War and rec'd 10£ a month (a year?) because he was injured there.
Might we be related? My original Richard was one of two brothers Richard and Thomas who came to MD to live with their uncle who rec'd more land. By the time of the war the family was in VA


Posted: 29 Jul 2013 5:34PM GMT
Classification: Query

My branch of Marshall's were not in Maryland. I did however, put together documentation to prove that my William Marshall served in the Charlotte County VA Militia. I have a supplemental application pending with the DAR and I hope to find out soon if they accept my work.
Posted: 16 Dec 2013 2:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am from Green County KY. Thomas Marshall, son of John Wilkins Marshall came to Green County and there are descendants scattered all over the State. We are planning a a family reunion in Oct. 2014 here in Green County. Contact me on Ancestry or for more info!
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