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In a message dated 8/15/2008 8:05:24 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:
Hi Joyce,
been working on this for a couple years. Thought I would contribute what I have to your wonderful site. Compiled by me, James R. Marshall, with help from your site and

I have attached the text and some pictures.  William K. Marshall taken about 1885.   Towanda bridge about 1900?
Julia Marshall (Watson) about 1887.

Thank you,
James Marshall

George Montayne Marshall Julia Edna Watson

The MARSHALL Family of Towanda

For more than two centuries the Marshall family lived in Towanda and the greater Bradford County area.

Joseph Marshall was born in (Luzerne?) in 1800 or 1802. Joseph was a carpenter. He had four boys: William King Marshall, Robert, Richard and Matthew. He may have had a daughter named Celinda. His wife (or wives) are possibly Margaret King of Piatt or Mifflin, Lycoming county and/or Clarissa Ladd of New Albany. (Granddaughter of Ephriam Ladd)

Joseph’s family lived continuously in Bradford County beginning in 1830. For reasons not apparent, Joseph and Clarissa lived together and apart, in Towanda, over the years. (possibly a sister rather than wife?)

Matthew was a wagon maker. and was elected Bradford County Treasurer in 1873.

Robert was a carpenter. William and Richard were hardware merchants in Towanda for many years. The two families lived adjacent to each other. Their father, Joseph, lived with William‘s family in his later years.

Celinda Marshall married Dwight Hubbard Dodge on Jul 5 1864.

William K. Marshall fought in the Civil War as a Private in the Pennsylvania volunteer 207th Regiment, company B, Union infantry.

William, his brother Matthew and their father, Joseph , were long time members of the Freemasons Pennsylvania Lodge #108.

William K. Marshall married Ann " Annie" Eliza Segar on Sept 26, 1861. They initially lived in Sheshequin, and later, in Towanda. They had three sons: George Montanye Marshall (b 1862), Frank Brick Marshall (b 1865), and Charles Frederick Marshall ( b 1875).

George Montanye Marshall attended both Yale and Harvard. He moved to Utah accepting a teaching position there. He married one of Brigham H. Young’s granddaughters, Margaret A. Davis, in 1895. George and Margaret had three children: Margaret, Clara, and Katherine. George later was appointed superintendent of public education for the state of Utah. George was a Presbyterian and did not convert to the Mormon church.

Brigham Young was one of the original Twelve Apostles appointed by Mormon founder, Joseph Smith. In 1846 Young directed the move for the religious movement to colonize the Great Salt Lake Valley.

William K. Marshall likely named his son, George Montanye Marshall, after a prominent member of the Freemason Lodge and local District Attorney, George Montanye.

Frank Marshall married Mary A.? (birth name unknown). The had five children: Harry (b. 1890), Ralph (b 1891), Paul (b 1893), Emma (b 1896), and William (b 1898). Frank owned his own plumbing business in Towanda.

Charles Frederick Marshall married Julia Edna Watson on June 2, 1897 in Towanda at the Presbyterian Church. Their two children were Marion (b May 1898) and Harold Watson Marshall Sr. (b Jan 1900)

In summer 1900, The young family was living in Manhattan, New York, where Charles was employed as an electrician. Charles and Julia separated in 1903 and divorced. Apparently in 1904 Charles then married Miss Pearl Campbell on June 16, at the Tioga Hotel in Waverly. Charles was working as a clerk and marital status is "divorced". By 1920, Charles, his brother Frank, and their mother Anna (then 81 years old) were living together on Barstow Avenue in Towanda. Anna’s husband, William K., had passed away in 1908. Charles was then working as an "inspector" and was not re-married. Apparently Julia Marshall never re-married.

Julia’s father, Scott S. Watson, was very active in the community in civic organizations like the I.I.O.F.. He was also superintendent of the Towanda Water Works from about 1910 until 1921. Prior to that he was a machinist. Scott was married to Mary A. Cole "Mate" for 46 years. See publication: the Cole History and Genealogy 1769 -1953.

Julia named here son Harold Watson Marshall (born 1900) after her father. Julia and Charles also had a daughter they named Marion born in 1898.

William King Marshall
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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 16 AUG 2008
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