Needed help with a direct ancestor

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I have fruitlessly requested information for the past year pertaining to my 3rd g-grandfather John Marsh, b. 1794 to my 4th g-grandfather Jonathan Marsh married to Mary Day from New Jersey.  I can find no records of John's birth or any other connection to his parents other than IGI, family trees and Pedigree information.

I am a direct male descendant of my immigrant 8th g-grandfather Samuel Marsh, b.1620, married to Comfort Mann and immigrated here in 1641.

I have received my SAR through my grandmother instead of through my direct Marsh lineage due to the lack of information (or my Brick wall) on recorded data for John Marsh who by the way married Catharine Leavell.

Ironically, I have an old DAR application #A074205, for my 5th G-grandfather John Marsh married to Nancy Searing who was a private in the New Jersey Militia. The SAR will not accept this app due to date and it is through a cousin that does not follow my main direct line.

So, does anyone have any information for me or an avenue or resource whereby I can find this information. I would like to apply for a direct descendant of a colonial ancestor as well as re-apply for my SAR through my direct line.
asked Sep 13 in Genealogy Help by Cecil Marsh G2G Crew (830 points)

2 Answers

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John Marsh

 in the U.S., Revolutionary War Pensioners, 1801-1815, 1818-1872

View U.S., Revolutionary War Pensioners, 1801-1815, 1818-1872

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    Name: John Marsh
    Year Range: 1843-1862
    Pension Office Place: New York City, New York, USA
    Spouse: Catharine Marsh
    answered Sep 13 by Betty Fox G2G6 Pilot (101,340 points)
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    I see that you have John Marsh as passing away around 1855, but this is an interesting census record. It may not be applicable, but this John Marsh was born in Virginia circa 1792-1794 and alive in Indiana in 1870.

    "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXXF-6DB : 12 April 2016), John Marsh in household of Charles Marsh, Indiana, United States; citing p. 7, family 54, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,809.

    And after further review - this would definitely NOT be him...

    answered Sep 13 by Scott Fulkerson G2G6 Pilot (247,720 points)
    edited Sep 13 by Scott Fulkerson

    Another interesting link - unfortunately, no sources included:

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Roots Finder," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:3:MM9Q-D9D : accessed 2017-09-13), entry for John Marsh.

     

    This one at least references the 1850 Census.

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:3DZ4-26F : accessed 2017-09-13), entry for John /Marsh/.

     

    "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVV-B672 : 13 December 2015), John Marsh, 1855; Burial, Twelve Mile, Cass, Indiana, United States of America, Skinner Christian Cemetery; citing record ID 23235581, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

    I think this would be him too.

    One of his children's death records:

    "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSG9-5W1 : 25 May 2014), John Marsh in entry for Lucinda M. Brenton, 19 Dec 1919; citing Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, v 23 cn 469, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 1,299,702.

    Marriage records:

    "Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XD7X-VTB : 8 December 2014), John Marsh and Catharine Leavell, 28 Jul 1833; citing Miami County, Ohio, reference p 217 no 1996; FHL microfilm 550,177.

    "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013", database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XDPK-92K : 19 July 2016), John Marsh and Catharine Leavell, 1833.

    I'm not sure if I buy into this record, but it's the closest 1850 Census I could find...

    "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHVJ-NZY : 12 April 2016), John Marsh, Deer Creek, Cass, Indiana, United States; citing family 36, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

    This one might be his wife in 1850, but it would mean that she was in New Albany, Indiana at the time of the Census, separate from John.

    "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHJ8-GXQ : 12 April 2016), Catharine Marsh, New Albany city, Floyd, Indiana, United States; citing family 158, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

    Note there were several other 1850 Census entries too, but none that I could find in Cass.

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