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Jabez, Benjamin, Ruth (mother of Ralph Waldo
Emerson), Hannah (died young), Molly, Miriam,
Mica j ah, James, John and Hannah.

(V) James (2), fourth son and eighth child of
Jabez and Ruth (Morrill) Tucker, was born April
15, 1766, and died in Pittsfield. June 26, 1841.
Hannah Cram Tucker, his wife, born March 7, 1769,
died February 8, 1842; they had children: Ruth,
Jabez, Benjamin, Sally (died early), David, Jona-
than, Sally. James, Hannah. Only two, Ruth and
Hannah, the oldest and youngest, lived till twenty-
one years of age.

(VI) Hannah, daughter of James (2) and Han-
nah (Cram), Tucker, married John S. Tilton, of
Pittsfield, and died in Pittsfield, November 10, 1891,
leaving no children. Had one child that died in
infancy.

(IV) Ebenezer, son of James (i) and Hannah
(True) Tucker, was born on the Tucker home-
stead in Salisbury. Massachusetts, June 18, 1737,
and spent his entire life in that town. He died
August 14, 1814. His will, dated April 15, 1814,
with that of his father, is now in possession of his
grandson, James Tucker, of this sketch. He mar-
ried (first), December 5, 1758, Mary Adams, and
(second), December 6, 181 1, Hope Present, of Ken-
sing. New Hampshire. He had children as fol-
lows all bv his first wife: Sarah, born October 6,
1759. William, December 26. 1760. Stephen, Jan-
uary 12, 1763, died previous to 1814, leaving a son
John. Bettv. May 4, 1765, married William
True. Samuel Adams, May 11, 1767- Ebenezer,
January 8, 1769. James, August 21, I77i- Han-
nah. September 23, 1773; never married. Mary,
October 9. 1775, married Moses Gill, died Novem-
ber 23, 1821. Martha, November 2, 1777, married
Samuel Huntoon. Benjamin, February 29, 1780,
died Julv 23, 1801.

(V) James (2), seventh child and fifth son of
Ebenezer and Hannah (True) Tucker, was born
in Salisbury. August- 21, 1771, and died June 16,
1842, aged seventy-one years. He succeeded to the
ownership of the ancestral homestead, which had
been in the Tucker family since 1690, and followed
agriculture, the calling of his ancestors, throughout
his life. He married, April 24, 1803, Nancy Fificld,
who was born in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire,
October o, 1783. daughter of George and Mary
(Marston") Fifield, of Hampton Falls. She died
April 20, 1852, aged sixty-nine years. Twelve chil-
dren were born of this marriage. Of these, two
died voung, and ten grew to mature age. They
were:' Benjamin. Mary Adams, Ebenezer, Nancy,
Clarissa, Ruamy Dodge, Sally Brown. Lavonia, So-
phronia and James, who is mentioned below. Ben-
jamin married Betsev Q. Gale; Mary A. married
Asa F. Kimball; Ebenezer married Ethehnda
Wadleigh; Nancy became the wife of Hiram Col-
lins: Clarissa married Charles Morrill; Ruamy D.
married John C. Jewell; Sally B. became the wife
of Enoch Morrill : Lavonia married Benjamin S.
Blake; and Sophronia, Moses Morrill.



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(VI) James (3), fourth son and twelfth child
of James (2) and Nancy (Fifield) Tucker, was
born in Salisbury, Massachusetts, December 6,
1823. He was educated in the public school and
after leaving school served an apprenticeship of
three years and four months at the blacksmith's
trade at Haverhill. He then worked a short time
in Amesbury, and afterward went to North An-
dover, where he was employed for a year in Miller
& Blood's machine shop. During the seven or
eight years following he worked in the shops in
New Hampshire, being employed successively at
Salmon Falls, Great Falls, and Conway. May 8,
1848, he became an employe of the Boston & Maine
Railroad Company, and was stationed at Somers-
worth. New Hampshire, where he remained until
November i, 1855, when he was made foreman of
the repair shop of the Northern Division of the
Boston & Maine Railroad Company at Sanborn-
ville, in the town of Wakefield, New Hampshire,
and has charge of seventy men. He has been in the
employ of the Boston & Maine for sixty years, and
is now (1908) eighty- four years old, and the oldest
man in the employ of the company, yet he is a.s
active as a man of fifty, and can always be found
in business hours at his office or about the yards
of the place. His geniality and fund of anecdote
and humor make him popular wherever he is
known. In 1870 he served as selectman of the town
of Wakefield. For well on three score years he
has been a member of the most ancient of existing
fraternal organizations — the Free Masons — having
been inducted into Libanus Lodge, No. 49, Free and
Accepted Masons, in Somersworth, New Hamp-
shire, May 16, 1854. He was master of Unity
Lodge, No. 62 the first eight years of its existence.
He is also a member of Carroll Royal Arch Chap-
ter, No. 23, of Wolfeboro, and of Dover Lodge, No.
84, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and
an honorary member of all the organizations of
engineers. He was a charter member of Songo-
nombe Tribe, Improved Order of Red Men, in 1888.
James Tucker married, June 8, 1848, Mary E. Hale,
who was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, March
18. 1822, and died March 2, 1895, daughter of Sam-
' uel and Anna (Plummer) Hale. Five children
were born of this union : John Chandler, April
21, 1849; died June 3, 1849. Willis Herbert,
Frances Hale, James Fifield, and Sophronia.
John Chandler was born in Somersworth and died
in Haverhill, Massachusetts. i. Willis H. was
born in Somersworth, New Hampshire. 2. Fran-
ces H. was born in Somersworth and married Wil-
liam F. Hanson, by whom she has one child, Willis
C. Hanson, a locomotive engineer. 3. James F.,
also born in Somersworth, is also a locomotive en-
gineer. He married Mary F. Brackett. by whom he
has eight children : Charles H., Grover C, James
C, Willard B., Morris A., Willis F., Harris W.
and Mary Elizabeth. 4. Sophronia, born in Wake-
field, is the wife of Irving -D. Rice, of Sanborn-
ville, by whom she has one child, Dorothy Fran-
ces, living, two having died in infancy.



This name is found early in
MARSHALL Massachusetts, and has been

identified with New Hampshire in
a conspicuous w'ay. It has been borne by a very
considerable number of men of prominence in this
country. A chief justice of the United States
Court, an orator and statesman from Ohio, and a
prominent lawyer from New Hampshire are among
the leading citizens of this name.

(I) John Marshall appears at Billerica, Massa-



chusetts, in 1656-7 but the place of his origin has
not yet been discovered. On February 4 of that
year he was granted a six acre lot in Billerica. His
first allotment of the common lands was twenty
acres, lying partly on the township and partly on
the commons ; bounded by John Sheldon, north ;
by the commons, east; by Peter Bracket, south;
by Mr. Whiting and William Pattin, west ; also a
parcel of land reserved for "ye ministry on ye
west and partly on ye south and partly by East
street on the south west." The last bound is a
reminiscence of the ancient Andover road, before
it was added in 1660 to its present place ; and the
location is east of the narow gauge railroad line
as it runs south from the street. When the road
was altered he was allowed a private way across
Sheldon's land to reach his own. He received
later grants further east and sold his first grant, as
above described, to Dr. Samuel Frost. The road
running east across Loes' Plain was early known
as Marshall's Lane, and a house lot, which was
occupied by the family on the east road near the
turn of this lane, was standing as late as 1883.
According to a deposition made by John Marshall,
as found in the Massachusetts Archives, he was
born about 1617, the time of his deatli, November
5, 1702. He was styled in the record Sargeant
John Marshall. He was married November 19,
1662, to Hannah Atkinson, who was probably a
daughter of Thomas Atkinson, of Concord, Massa-
chusetts. She was born March 5, 1644, and died
September 7, 1665. John Marshall married (sec-
ond) November 27, 1665, Mary Burrage, a daughter
of John Burrage, of Charlestown. She died Octo-
ber 30, 1680, aged thirty-nine years, and he married
(third) November 30, 1681, Damaris Waite, a
widow, of ]\Ialden. She was married (third)
July 14, 1703, to Lieutenant Thomas Johnson of
Andover. John Marshall's children were : John
(died young), Mary (died young), Johanna, John,
Mary. Hannah, Thomas, Isaac and Mehitabel.

(II) John (2), second son and fourth child of
John (I) and Mary (Burrage) Marshall, was born
August I, 1671, in Billerica, and resided in that
town where he died January 25, 1714. He was
married December 8, 1695, to Unis Rogers, a daugh-
ter of John (2) and Mary (Shedd) Rogers, and
granddaughter of John (i) Rogers of Watertown,
Massachusetts. His children were : Mary, John,
Daniel, Unise, Thomas, Samuel, William and Isaac.

(III) Thomas, third son and fifth child of John
(2) and Unis (Rogers) Marshall, was born March
28, 1706, in Billerica, Massachusetts, and lived in
Tewksbury, where he died September 8. 1778- His
first wife, Ruth (surname unknown) died July 5,
1741, and he subsequently married Mary (surname
unknown), who died July 7, 1770. He married
(third) Phoebe Phelps, widow of Francis P. Pep-
perell. She died January 15, 1779- Their children
were: Thomas, Samuel, Joseph, John, Abel (died
young), Jonas, Ruth, Joel, Silas, Rufus, Mary,
Daniel, William, Hannah (died young), Hannah
and Abel. (Samuel and Joseph and descendants
receive mention in this article).

(IV) Thomas (2), eldest child of Thomas (i)
and Ruth Marshall, was born November 23, 1729,
in Tewksbury, and was one of the foremost citi-
zens of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. He was a man
of excellent ability and respected, for his upright
character and example. He was a soldier in the
Revolution and the town records attest his worth
thus: "Thomas Marshall died very suddenly much
lamented, March 25, 1800." He was married m
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(V) Isaac, son of Thomas (2) and Hannah
(Frost) ^Marshall, was born December 25, 1757, in
Lhchiisford, and was a soldier in the revolution
and pensioner. In 1790, he removed from Chelms-
ford to Pelham, New Hampshire, where his hrst
wife died. He was a farmer in that town where
he died November 15, 1840. He married (second)
September 5, 1809, jNIehilabel Tenney, who was born
February 28, 1779, in Pelham, a daughter of Daniel
and Elizabeth (Dole) Tenney. She died September
22, 1849.

(VI) Daniel, son of Isaac and Mehitabel (Ten-
ney) Marshall, was born November 9, 1816, in Pel-
ham, where he was a prosperous farmer and a
highly respected citizen. He was educated in the
common schools, and was raised and spent his life
a farmer. He was a member of the Congregational
Church in which he was a leader. In politics he
was a Democrat, and being a man of natural ability
and possessing the contidence of his townsmen, he
was elected to various public otfices. He was jus-
tice of the peace for years, selectman, and repre-
sentative in 1862-3 in the New Hampshire legisla-
ture. Member of the constitutional convention.
He was often called upon to give his neighbors
counsel and advice, and was frequently employed in
the settlement of estates and other probate business.
He was married January 9, 1838, to Hannah Jane
Campbell, who was born August 3, 1817, in Wmd-
ham. New Hampshire, daughter of Captain William
and Margaret (Hughes) Campbell. They lived to
celebrate the golden anniversary of their wedding
and nearly ten more years were added to their
wedded life. He died September li, 1897. His
widow died March 4, 1907, aged ninety years. They
were the parents of five children, and also one,
Isaac C, who was adopted. He is now living in
Pelham, a retired farmer. Three of these children
are livmg : William O.. who lives in Laconia ;
Louise, who married Edwin Bell, and lives in Low-
ell ; and Moses R., whose sketch follows next.

(VII) Moses Runnel, second son and fourth
child of Daniel and Hannah Jane (Campbell) Mar-
shall, was born in Pelham, May 17, 1848. He was
educated in his native town and New Hampton
Institute and business college., and assisted
his father on the farm until he was eighteen
years old, leaving school at that time, vvhen
he went to Nashua, where he was a salesman in a
clotliing store for three years until he came of age,
when he engaged in the clothing business in Low-
ell, Massachusetts, where he remained ten years.
From Lowell he removed to New Hampshire, and
settled in Meredith, and represented that town in
the legislature in 1883. The following year he
settled in Manchester, and for the next ten years
dealt in ice and fuel. In 1898 he bought the in-
terest of the heirs of Aretas Blood in the B. H.
Piper Compiiny, of which he is treasurer. This
company was organized in 1850, and incorporated
in 1890. It employes about twenty men, and manu-
factures handles, spokes, and base ball bats and
other wooden utensils. Mr. Marshall's enterprise
and industry have brought him ample financial re-
turns, and his frank and open-hearted manner has
made him a wide circle of friends. He married,
August I, 1872, Emily C. Brown, who was born in
Nashua, March 2, 185 1, daughter of William W. and
Caroline (Belterley) Brown of Nashua (See
Brown). They have one child, Ethelyn Louise.
Mrs. Marshall is a lady of culture and re-
finement, and is a member of the Daughters
of the American Revolution, and one of the
board of managers of IMolly Stark Chapter



of that organization. Ethelyn Louise married Allen
E. Cross, of Brooklyn (See Cross family). They
have two children. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall attend
the Franklin Street Congregational Church.

(IV) Samuel, second son and child of Thomas
(I) and Ruth Marshall, was born May 10, 1732, in
'lewksbury, Massachusetts. He was an active and
useful citizen of Chelmsford, in the same state. His
descendants are many and widely scattered. He
was married Jjmuary 2, 1755, to Esther Frost, of
Billerica, who was born February 17, 1730, in that
town, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Wilson)
Frost.

(V) Abel, son of Samuel and Esther (Frost)
Marshall, was born September 9, 1764. in Chelms-
ford, Massachusetts, and lived in that town and in
Lyme, New Hampshire. In his last days he re-
turned to his native town and died there. He was
married March 11, 1788, to Polly Flint, and their
children were: Abel, Micajah, Polly, Hannah,
Sally, Samuel, John, Rhoda, Harriet and George.

(VI) Micajah (Macaiah), second son and child
of Abel and Polly (Flint) Marshall, was born
January 30, 1790, in Chelmsford, and died in Lyme,
New Hampshire, May 23, 1882, at the age of ninety-
two years. When eighteen years old he removed
with his parents to Lyme, where the remaining
seventy-two years of his life were spent. He was
a well-to-do farmer, and much respected. He was
ever a true friend to the poor, and in his long
record of years many a deed of charity and whole-
souled benevolence is warmly remembered by a
large circle of friends. His public enterprise led
him to assist in building churches and school-
houses, and he contributed liberally of his means
in every way for the public good. He belonged to
no church ; but was nevertheless a man of Christian
spirit and deeds. At the time of his death he left
five brothers and sisters, the oldest of whom was
ninety-two and the youngest seventy-three. He
married (second), Martha Southard, who survived
him. He was the father of sixteen children, none
of whom are now living.

(VII) Anson Southard, son of Macaiah and
Martha (Southard) Marshall, was born in Lyme,
December 3, 1822, and died in Concord, July 5,
1874. His boyhood was passed on his father's
farm. In early life he was a child of delicate
constitution, but as he grew older he became strong
and healthy. At an early age he inclined toward
learning and study, and after fitting himself by
eighteen months of study at the academy at Thet-
ford, he entered Dartmouth College, from which
he graduated with the class of 1848. His first em-
ployment after graduation was school teaching.
About the year 1849, the town of Fitchburg, Massa-
chusetts, established a high school, and the com-
mittee having the selection of teachers in charge
chose Mr. Marshall from a large number of appli-
cants. He was a popular and successful teacher,
and in after years his pupils spoke of him with
enthusiasm and affection. While in Fitchburg he
entered the law oflice of Wood & Torrey, but on
account of the duties incumbent on him as a
teacher the time he spent in the study of law there
was limited. In 1851 he removed to Concord, New
Hampshire, where he lived to the day of his
death. Entering the law office of President Pierce
and Judge Josiah Minot, he made good progress
in his studies, and the next year was admitted to
the Bar. A partnership was formed with his
former college classmate, Henry P. Rolfe, which
continued until 1859, and was then dissolved, Mr.
Marshall remaining alone until 1863, when William



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M. Chase, Esq., became associated with" him under
the name of Marshall & Chase. This relation
continued until the death of the senior partner. .\ir.
Marshall possessed in a high degree many of the
requisites to success at the bar, and to the law he
devoted the best years of his life. He was not a
learned nor even an unusually well read lawyer,
yet very few excelled him in getting at the gist of
a case, or in applying the necessary legal principles.
He possessed a conlidence and courage which
helped him to conquer difficulties that others might
have deemed insurmountable, and above all a tact
that never failed him. He was uniformly courte-
ous not only to the bench and to the bar, but to
the witnesses arrayed against him. His knowledge
of human nature was large, and he knew almost
by intuition which juryman needed his particular
attention. But it was as an advocate that Mr. Mar-
shall attracted the notice of the public, for he so
invested his arguments with wit and humor, that
the court room was sure to be filled whenever it
became known that he was to address a jury. His
manner of speech was quiet, but he never failed
to indulge in invective and sarcasm if the case
demanded it, and with these weapons he was
counted a most dangerous adversary. He rarely
if ever wrote out and committed his speeches, but
carefully thought them out as he walked the streets
or sat in his home, and this, together with his
exceeding readiness both of words and of apt
illustrations, often misled his hearers as to the
method of his preparation. His law practice con-
stantly increased, and at the time of his death was
one of the largest in the state.

It was not in the law alone that Mr. Marshall
was a power in the land; he was a factor in politics
as well. He was a stalwart Democrat, and his
associations were with the leading men of that
faith in the state, one of them being President
Pierce, and another Judge Minot, one of the wisest
counselors of the party at that time. He was
elected clerk .of the house of representatives, and
later was appointed district attorney by President
Buchanan, which office he held until the Republi-
can administration was inaugurated in i86i. In
the year 1867 he was chairman of the Democratic
state committee. At that time the troubles between
President Andrew Johnson and the Republican
party were at their height, and the Democrats of
New Hampshire hoped to profit by Republican dis-
sensions, and elect their candidates. The fight
was bitter and hotly contested, but Mr. Marshall
and his party were beaten. In the spirited contest
between the Northern and the Concord railroads
Mr. Marshall was an active factor, and about 1870
was elected clerk of the latter corporation, which
position, as well as that of attorney for the com-
pany, he held until the time of his death.

He had a great liking for boys and young
men, and delighted in giving them advice in regard
to their_ studies and conduct. He was naturally a
very bright and witty conversationalist, and in this
accomplishment his vast reading was of great ser-
vice to him. He had a well selected library and in
the perusal of books of literary merit he took great
delight. His strong memory enabled him to retain
long passages from Shakespeare, Milton and others,
and these he not unfrequently quoted while in com-
pany of his friends, and so accurately that he sel-
dom halted for a word. His love of nature was
very strong, and he often sought rest from his
labors, and communion with the things of nature,
by driving over the country roads and among the



woods. It was on one of these outings that he
met his death. On July 4, 1874, he drove with his
wife and child to the grove at the head of Pena-
cook Lake, where they intended to lunch. Some
members of a militia company of Concord were
shooting at a target nearby. Hearing the bullets
whistling over the heads of his party, Mr. Mar-
shall shouted to the militiamen to be careful. At
that instant a bullet struck him in the abdomen,
passing through his body. He exclaimed, "1 am
shot and fatally wounded," and sank down. All
was done that could be done to save his life, but
he died a few hours later, July 5, 1874.

Mr. Marshall married, April 9, 1861, Mary lane
Corning, born in Londonderry, March 23, 1829,
daughter of John C. and Elizabeth (Nesmith)
Corning (see Corning HI), and they had one son,
Anson Southard, Jr., born in Concord, March 29,
1863. He attended the public schools of Concord,
fitted for college under the instruction of Moses
Woolson and Amos Hadley, and entered Dart-
mouth College in the class of 1885. He is now
practicing law in Concord.

(IV) Joseph, third son and child of Thomas (i)
and Ruth Marshall, was born April 3, 1733, in
Duxbur}', Massachusetts, and died January 27, 1805,
in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, where he was an
early settler. He married Susannah Walker, who
was born January 23, 1747, and di^d December 22,
1821. Their children were: Asa, Benjamin, Joseph,
Ebenezer, Jonathan, John, Betsa, Rufus, Thomas,
Moses, Jesse, Sarah, Hannah, Silas and Walker.

(V) Silas, eleventh son and fourteenth child of
Joseph and Susannah (Walker) Marshall, was born
August 13, 1780, in Hillsborough, and continued to
reside in that town where he was. a carpenter and
farmer. He was married (first) April 29, 1806, to
Catherine Houston, of Hillsborough, who died
April 27, 1819. He married (second) December
6, 1821, Abigail Robbins, who was born May 3,
1765, and died September 15, 1848, in Hillsborough.
The children by the first wife, were : Sarah,
(died young), Gustine, Emily, Louisa, Catherine
Miller and Caroline Susannah. The children of
the second wife were : Asa R., and Sarah C.

(VI) Gustine, eldest son and second child of
Silas and Catherine (Houston) Marshall, was born
May 15, 1806, in Hillsborough Lower Village and
died in Concord, New Hampshire, July 30, 1869.
He got his education in the common schools and
learned the carpenter's trade under the supervision
of his father. They worked at building together
for some time, until Gustine removed to Nashua,
where he was employed several years as overseer
in one of the cotton mills. He then engaged in
the dry goods business in Nashua and after a few
years, disposed of his general stock and was a
successful milliner there. This business was pros-
perous and was gradually extended until branch
stores were opened in three or four of the leading
towns of the state. He continued in this line of
business imtil 1861 when he retired from active
life. In the fall of 1862 he removed with his
family to Concord, where his wife carried on a
millinery store for several years thereafter. He
was married to Emily Heald, who was born August
16, 181 1, in Temple, New Hampshire, and died at
Concord, February 26, 1874, in her sixty-third year.
She was the dau.ahter of Nathan Heald (see Heald,
VI). Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs.
Marshall, namely: Sylvester Gustine, Emily Maria,
Frances Ellen, and Julia Maria.

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child of Gustiue and Emily (Heald) Marshall, be-
came the wife of Edward Stockbridge (see Stock-
bridge, VII).



This is a name which has been con-
WALKER spicuous in the entire history of New
England and has been especially
noted in New Hampshire. It was borne by the
first minister of the First Church of Concord, and
the line has furnished others equally prominent in
jurisprudence, or otherwise honored in both private
and public life. The stern virtues which made the
early bearers of the name useful and valued citi-



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