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Marsh, William H.

Born: 1804-12-15 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Died: 1887-10-28 Sangamon County, Illinois

Flourished: 1837-1887 Sangamon County, Illinois

In May 1829, Marsh was married in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Lydia Brady. Together, they had two children before Lydia's death in July 1833. Marsh remarried to Mary Lytle in April 1835, with whom he had four additional children. In May 1837, Marsh moved his family to Springfield, Illinois. From 1837 to 1839, he was employed as foreman of construction of the Illinois state capitol building in Springfield. He next served as foreman on the construction of the abutments for the Northern Cross Railroad bridge over the Sangamon River at Riverton. In 1850, Marsh was employed in farming. By 1860, he was still farming in Sangamon County, and had amassed $4,000 in real property, with a personal estate of $1,000.

History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 1026; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 196; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 8; Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916, Sangamon County, 28 October 1887, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.