Early Virginia and Kentucky
Mary Randolph Keith c 1754
b. Apr 28, 1737
d. Sep 19, 1809 Mason Co., Ky
her father: (Reverend) James Keith
her mother: Mary Isham Randolph
grand -parents: Thomas(1683-1729) and (Judith?) Flemming Randolph of Tuckahoe
|Children with Mary Keith|
(3rd Chief Justice of the United States and close friend of George Washington)
|b. 24 Sep 1755 near Germantown, Fauquier Co., VA||d. July 6, 1835||m. Mary Willis Ambler, 3 Jan 1783 in Yorktown, Virginia (b. Mar. 17, 1766.) -dau. of Rebecca Burwell and Jaqueline Ambler, Treasurer of Virginia|
|Elizabeth Marshall||b. 1756 near Germantown, Fauquier Co., VA||d. 1842||m. Rawleigh Colston, 15 Oct 1785|
|Mary Ann "Pollie" Marshall||b. 1758 near Germantown, Fauquier Co., VA||d. 1827||m. Humphrey Marshall (a cousin) son of John Marshall and Mary Quisenberry|
|(Captain) Thomas Marshall||b. 27 Oct 1761near Germantown, Fauquier Co., VA||d. 19 Mar 1817 Mason co., KY
||1m. Susanna Adams, 1 Apr 1769
2m. Frances Maitland Kenann, 1790
|James Markham Marshall||b. 12 Mar 1764||d. 26 Apr 1848||m. Hester Morris, 9 Apr 1795 (dau. of Robt. Morris, signer of Declaration of Independence)|
|Judith Marshall||b. 1766||d.||m. 1783 George Brooks 2 Apr 1783|
|William Marshall (twin)||b. 31 Jan 1767||d. 1815||1m. Alice Adams 1788 (dau. of Col. Richard Adams and
Elizabeth Griffin of Richmond,
2m. Mary Macon (dau. of William H. Macon and Sarah Ambler)
3m. Maria C. Winston Price
|(Hon.) Charles Marshall (twin)||b. 31 Jan 1767||d. 1805||m. Lucy Pickett 11 Sep 1787 c1758|
|Lucy Marshall||b. 1768||d. 1795||m. John Ambler 1790 (possible brother of Mary Willis Ambler Marshall, above)|
|Alexander Keith Marshall||b. 1770||. 7 Feb 1825||1m. Mary McDowell 10 Oct 1794
2m. Eliza A. Lewis Luke Ball, (widow of John Luke dau. of John Lewis and Patty Love)
|(Dr.) Louis Marshall||b. 1773||d. 1866||m. Agatha Smith (dau. of Francis Smith and Anne Preston|
|Susan Tarleton Marshall||b. 25 May 1774||d. 1858||m. (Hon.) William McClung 25 May 1793|
|Charlotte Marshall||b. 1777||d. 17 Apr
||m. Dr. Basil Duke of Washington, Ky 1794|
|Jane Marshall||b. 29 Jul 1779||d. 13 Sep 1866
||m. George Keith Taylor 22 Dec 1799|
|Nancy Marshall||b. c1781||d. 1860
||1m. William Pollard 2m. (Col.) Joseph Hamilton Davies 1803|
The information on John
Marshall has been thoroughly researched
by others with several books written on the families. The principle
book is by W. M. Paxton first published in 1885. This family is
not in direct decendancy for me but I put this information here for
1728- James Keith's
biography is contained in Virginia Biography.
1752 - Thomas Marshall
lived near Germantown, Fauquier Co., VA.
Elizabeth Markham Marshall deeded 200 acres of land at "Oak Hill" in Fauquier Co.,. to Thomas Marshall, the eldest son after the death of his father. This land was later sold when Thomas Marshall, the oldest and most prolific son, began moving westward first into Prince William County where four children were born and later into Kentucky.
1753- Thomas was made Agent for the Fairfax Estate. This implies that he was a surveyor and soldier.
1754 - Thomas Marshall
married Mary Randolph Keith. She was the grand daughter of Thomas
Randolph and Mary Randolph of Tuckahoe. Thomas Randolph was the brother
of Thomas Jefferson's grandmother, Jane Randolph.
Paxton tells that Mary
Randolph Keith is the daughter of Parson James Keith, and Mary Isham
Randolph. He goes on to explain:
Colonel Thomas Marshall later served as a Lieut. of Volunteers in the Virginia Militia. He assisted in the building of Fort Necessity. He was a Major of the "Culpepper Minute Men" during the Revolution. He eventually become a Colonel in the 3rd Virginia Cavalry. He was a member of the House of Burgesses when it declared Virginia independence.
In "The Hollow" in Prince William County, Thomas Marshall settled for several years where his first four children were born. [The Marshall's American Ancestory,unknown author. records in the Tacoma Stake Branch Genealogical Library, Tacoma, WA]
1773 - Thomas Marshall purchases 1700 acres from Thomas Turner. This land was a short distance from the land on which he was living called the "Hollow" in the Blue Ridge Valley.
As a resident of Kentucky he was a territorial delegate in the Virginia Legislature. They had fifteen children, the oldest of which became the third Chief Justice of the United States but one of the most influential.
1776 - John Marshall
becomes involved in the War for Independence and earns the rank of
1779 - John Marshall attends William and Mary College in Williamsburg,
VA. By 1882 he becomes a member of the Council of State of Virginia.
1779 - John Marshall attends William and Mary College in Williamsburg, VA. By 1882 he becomes a member of the Council of State of Virginia.
"The Third Virignia Regiment, under
command of Col. Thomas Marshall,
which had performed severe duty in 1776, was placed in a wood on the
right and in front of Woodford's Brigade and Stephen's Division. Though
attacked by superior numbers, the regiment maintained its position
until both its flanks were turned, its ammunition nearly expended,
and more than half its officers and one third of the soldiers were
killed or wounded. Col Marshall, whose horse had received two
balls, then retired to assume his position on the right of his
division, but it
had already retreated. Among the wounded in the battle, were
and Woodford. The enemy passed the night on the field of
the 26th of September 1777, the British entered Philadelphia."
It has been said that at Brandywine, Col. Marshall saved the patriot army from destruction. For such distinguished services, the House of Burgesses through their speaker, Edmund Randolph, presented him a sword. This heirloom descended to his son, Capt. Thomas Marshall, who by his will bestowed it on his son, Gen. Thomas Marshall. The latter left no male issue, and on his death, his daughter, Mrs. Bland, presented it to the Maysville, Kentucky Historical Society, which preserves it with care.
In 1779 Col. Marshall, with his Third Regiment, was sent to reinforce Gen. Lincoln, in South Carolina. He joined Lincoln just in time to be shut up with him in Chalreston, and to share in the surrender of that city to the British. But having been parolled, Col. Marshall, with other officers, visited Kentucky in 1780, traveling on horseback through the wilderness. On that trip he located his beautiful farm on "Buckpond", near Versailles. About the year 1870, Col. Marshall was appointed Surveyor-General of the lands in Kentucky, appropriated to the officers and soldiers of the Virignia State line. The whole territory consisted of but one county, known as the County of Kentucky. Nov 1, 1781 it was divided into three counties--Fayette, Lincoln and Jefferson, and Col. Marshall was made Surveyor of the first. His name appears among the purchases of lots in Lexington, in 1783. In 1785, Col. Marshall returned to Virginia for his family, which he brought west on a flat-boat, down the Ohio river. McClung in his "Western Adventure", details the incidents of this trip; which was attended with no trouble, though the voyagers were warned by James Girty, the renegade; of the danger of being decoyed ashore.
In 1787, Col. Marshall represented Fayette County in the Virginia Legislature, and in 1788 was elected in the Danville Convention, to form a State Constitution. He was a zealous Federalist, took an active part in the politics of the day, and was decided in his oppostion to the scheme of separating Kentucky from the Eastern States.
"From 1780 to 1800, Col. Marshall's home
was "Buckpond", one of the most
lovely farms in the State of Kentucky. In 1800 his youngest son,
Louis, was married to Miss Agatha Smith, and "Buckpond" was given to
them. The old people went to live with their
son, Thomas, who resided at Washington, Mason Co, KY. Here June 22, 1802, Mr. Marshall died, and was buried on "The Hill". The inscription on his tomb is now illegible; but, many years ago, Mr. Paxton transcribed it, and here it is reproduced:
"Thomas Marshall, to whom this memorial is inscribed, was born the
2nd of April, 1730, intermarried with Mary Keith, in her 17th year, by whom he had fifteen children, who attained maturity; and after distinguishing himself by the performance of his duties as a husband, father, citizen and soldier, died on the 22d of June, 1802, aged 72 years
2 months and 20 days." [Paxton 23]
1783, 3 Jan. in
Yorktown, Virginia - John Marshall, the eldest son, marries m. Mary
Willis Ambler, daughter of Rebecca Burwell and Jaqueline Ambler,
Treasurer of the state of Virginia.
John Marshall works his way up the governmental ladder. He is a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1788, an envoy to Paris in 1797, and a member of Congress in 1799.
1795, April 9 - John
Markham Marshall marries Hester Morris.
Hester's father, Robert Morris, was one of the signers of the
Independence. He also signed the U.S. Constitution. [Marshall Burke
1798 - "Col. Marshall's will was executed June 26, 1798, in
Woodford Co., KY
and is found of record in Mason Co., Book B, p. 212. It was probated February 15, 1803. The following is an abstract of its provisions. He gives:
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