1. Contrary to some researchers, Jane cannot be the mother of Marshall.
1. Marshall was born 1750 in the Colonies.
2. The Jane was b. 1737. Simple Math. That would make Jane 13.
3. Marshall was b. in NC. Jane hadn't immigrated yet. Marshall's family probably came over in the 1745 transportation of Jacobites.
4. The Mortons and Pedens reused names like our Depression era grannies reused tin foil, and in the children that have been identified as Jane's the Marshall name is not handed down amongst the children.
This isn't to say that Marshall's mother might not be A Jane, she just isn't THIS Jane. The Pedens and Mortons were large families, and Jane was used a lot.
And the other James and Jane children are probably really James and Jane Martin of the since their children's names match.
"William was born in 1778. He was the son of John Morton and Margaret Alexander. He passed away in 1852. First-hand information as remembered by Jason W. Crews, Friday, July 18, 2014." According to the book Pedens of South Carolina J. Mark Paden editor. 2013 Vol. 1. James and Margaret did not have a son named William.