1807 - 1889 (81 years)
||Shelby B Marsh |
||12 Nov 1807
||29 Aug 1870
||Giles County, Tennessee
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.
||04 Mar 1889
||Marsh-Haywood Cemetery, Marshall County, Tennessee
- 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.
||27 Dec 2016 |
||Dorinda Elizabeth Jones, b. 04 Aug 1814, d. 12 Apr 1880, Marshall County, Tennessee (Age 65 years) |
||Maury County, Tennesssee
| ||1. Robert T Marsh, b. @1840, Tennessee |
| ||2. William Thomas Marsh, b. 24 Jun1843, Giles County, Tennessee |
| ||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 , 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)|
||4 Apr 2012 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Shelby B Marsh|
MAR. 4, 1839