Shelby B Marsh

Male 1807 - 1889  (81 years)


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  • Name Shelby B Marsh 
    Born 12 Nov 1807  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    PURCHASE 29 Aug 1870  Giles County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Giles Co. Chancery Court Vol V- Woodruff Files S 1830-1900 by Elizabeth White
    File Box S - 27 - Case 2797

    Felix L. Smith vs. J.D. Terry

    Complainant Felix L. Smith represented that on the 8th day of Oct. 1866 he sold to J.D. Terry a tract of 45 acres of land on the head waters of Blue Creek in the 17th District. This was the same land conveyed to Smith by Allen Curry in Dec. 1865 and on which Terry then resided. A Lien was retained on the land for payment and the same was then due and unpaid. The Complainant asking Court to Decree a sale of land. The land was sold Aug. 29, 1870. Shelby B. Marsh became the purchaser. 
    Died 04 Mar 1889 
    Buried Marsh-Haywood Cemetery, Marshall County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Goodspeed Biographical Appendix- Marshall County
      The Goodspeed History of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford, Marshall Counties of Tennessee.
      The Goodspeeds History of Tennessee, 1886.
      SHELBY B. MARSH is a son of Simeon and Elizabeth (Shelby) Marsh, who were born in North and South Carolina, respectively. In 1812 they came to Tennessee and located in Marshall County, where the father became an extensive farmer and land speculator. The father was a Democrat, and died when about seventy years old. His ancestors were Revolutionary soldiers from the "Nutmeg State." The mother was related to Shelby, the second in command at the battle of New Orleans, and governor of Kentucky. Shelby B. Marsh was born in North Carolina. At the age of fifteen he began clerking in a store, and after following that occupation for a few years he began trading in negroes, making some $10,000 there at. Seven children were born to his marriage with Elizabeth Jones, which took place in 1837. Two of the children died in infancy and Robert J. and Simeon were killed in the late war. Mr. Marsh is a stanch Democrat and has
      been remarkably successful in his business career. His wife is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.
    • Hillview Farm, Marshall County, Tennessee
      S. Cullen and Patty R. Smith
      Located 3 miles South of Cornersville lies the Hillview Farm that was founded by Shelby Marsh in 1843. Under his ownership, Shelby raised cotton, corn and small grains. Married to Dorinda Marsh, the couple had two children. Their daughter, Belle Marsh Haywood, became the next owner of the land.

      Belle married Egbert Presley Cullen Haywood and they had seven children. While raising the children, they also cultivated cotton, corn, hay, small grains and tobacco on the farm. According to the family, the Beck Oil Company came to the farm in 1921 to "bore for oil" on the hill behind the farm house. Although the well was dug to 1,400 feet, they found no oil.

      In 1970, the great grandson of the founder, Sam Cullen Smith became the owner of the farm. Today, Cullen still owns the land, however, his son Sam works the land. Currently, the farm produces corn, hay and dairy cattle. A house that was constructed in the nineteenth century still stands and is used by the family as their primary residence.
    Person ID I252  Root Tree
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2016 

    Father Simeon Marsh,   b. @1784, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1850, Shelby County, Tennesssee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Isabella Shelby,   b. @1788,   d. 28 Jul 1846  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married @1806 
    Family ID F70  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorinda Elizabeth Jones,   b. 04 Aug 1814,   d. 12 Apr 1880, Marshall County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 4 Sep1837  Maury County, Tennesssee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert T Marsh,   b. @1840, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William Thomas Marsh,   b. 24 Jun1843, Giles County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Simeon Marsh,   b. 15 Aug 1846,   d. 22 Mar 1865  (Age 18 years)
     4. Isabella Marsh,   b. 13 Sep 1850, Giles County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1925  (Age 74 years)
     5. Shelby H C Marsh,   b. 27 Mar 1855,   d. 01 Nov 1857  (Age 2 years)
     6. Henry A Marsh,   b. 27 Jun 1858,   d. 04 Feb 1860  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2012 
    Family ID F85  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1837 Marriage Bond & Record
Maury County, Tennessee
Shelby S Marsh & Dorinda J Jones
    1837 Marriage Bond & Record Maury County, Tennessee Shelby S Marsh & Dorinda J Jones

    Headstones
    Shelby B Marsh
    Shelby B Marsh
    SHELBY B
    MARSH
    BORN
    NOV.1807
    DIED
    MAR. 4, 1839

    Census Records
    1850 Census
Giles County, Tennessee
Shelby B Marsh
    1850 Census Giles County, Tennessee Shelby B Marsh
    1860 Census
Lynnville (Cornersville), Giles County, Tennessee
Shelby B Marsh
    1860 Census Lynnville (Cornersville), Giles County, Tennessee Shelby B Marsh
    1870 Census
Cornersville, Giles County, Tennessee
Shelby B Marsh
    1870 Census Cornersville, Giles County, Tennessee Shelby B Marsh
    1880 Census
Marshall County, Tennessee
Shelby B Marsh
    1880 Census Marshall County, Tennessee Shelby B Marsh