Abstracts of wills on file in the surrogate’s office city of New York 1660-1680. From May 1787 to the present, county surrogate’s courts have recorded probates. However, the court of probates and court of chancery handled estates of deceased persons who died in one county but who owned property in another. An 1823 law mandated that all probates come under the jurisdiction of the county surrogate’s courts. Each surrogate’s court has a comprehensive index to all probate records, including the unrecorded probate packets. Interestingly enough, there are wills existing and on record at the Surrogate’s Office in New York City for the time-span of 1660-1680. Genealogical extracts of these wills have been provided below.
Whereas, JONATHAN MARSH, of Westchester, died intestate, and Captain John Plott having married his widow, upon petition the said Captain John Plott and his wife Anne are appointed administrators, May 6, 1672. LIBER 1-2, page 96
Henry Marsh, farmer, Section 10, P. O. Golden Spring, was born in Livingston County, N. Y., about 1854; came to Jackson County, Iowa, in 1859; came to Burt County, Neb. where he has since resided. He owns 800 acres of land, and is largely engaged in live stock; he winters about two hundred head of cattle and about one hundred and twenty-five hogs. Golden Spring Post Office was established in 1874; he was then appointed Postmaster, and has since held this office.
Benjamin Marsh, son of Rev. Elisha Marsh, came here from Walpole, about 1785. He married Mrs. Hannah Graves in 1788, and died April 7, 1811. His children were Reuben, Asa, Elizabeth and Mary L. Reuben was born December 20, 1788, and married Mary, daughter of Joab Wetherbee, in 18r5. He was captain of one of the companies of the 2d Regt_ detached militia, stationed at Portsmouth in 1814, and was selectman in 1839, ’42, ’44. He died November 16. 1855. He had born to him seven children, namely, Laura A. H., Mary W., Benjamin Lloyd, Sophira S., Charlotte and Charles,
Benjamin F. E. Marsh. For thirty consecutive years Mr. Marsh had served with unceasing diligence and fidelity the Santa Fe Railway Company. His many friends in the service and among Topeka people generally had a special sense of pleasure in learning of his recent promotion to the office of assistant general freight agent. He had earned every step of his promotion since taking his first clerkship, and had long been recognized as an expert on many of the technical subjects counected with the handling of the freight department of this great system. A native of Topeka where he was born
Died in Union, Thursday evening, Sept. 18, 1899, the 3 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Marsh. The child was sick only one week with diptheria. The funeral took place yesterday. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community. – Union Republican. Cove Ledger Thursday October 5, 1899
1st Class Q. M. (Naval A); of Cumberland County; son of Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Marsh. Volunteered Jan. 9, 1918, at Fayetteville, N.C. Sent to Pensacola, Fla. Sailed for France June 4, 1918. Returned to USA Nov. 23, 1918. Mustered out at Charleston, S. C., April 1, 1919.
DAVID MARSH. – This excellent gentleman and popular public officer, whose untimely death of recent occurrence was widely noted in the papers of this coast, exemplified in a large measure the frank and amiable qualities which make life happy; and to these he added the rugged force of character and keen intellect which served to make a community prosperous. He was born in East Tennessee in 1844. When a child of two or three years, his parents removed to Iowa, in which state his aged mother now resides. In 1862 Mr. Marsh, having reached the age of eighteen years, joined
S.P. MARSH. – This leading citizen of Vancouver, Washington, was born in Ohio in 1826. At Cleveland he received his education and learned the trade of a blacksmith. At the age of twenty-four the stories of fabulous wealth on the Pacific, and an invitation from a special friend, started him across the continent for Oregon. He was in the great emigration of 1850, when it is said one hundred and eighty thousand persons were on the plains. Heavy luck struck his party on the Platte. Not far out they were surrounded by a thousand Pawnee Indians, and were given ten
The Marsh family probably came from the early settlers of this name in Massachusetts. Lieutenant Alexander Marsh came from England and settled in Braintree, Massachusetts, before May 3, 1654, when he was admitted a freeman of the colony. He owned a house and land in Boston. He died March 7, 1698, aged seventy. George Marsh was a proprietor of Hingham as early as 1635 and was admitted a freeman, March 3, X635-36, and was later a town officer. He died July 2, 1647. John Marsh, a shoemaker by trade, came from England to Salem, Massachusetts, in the ship “Mary and