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Nicholas Corbin MARSH
Mary Gordon HOLTON
Husband:  Nicholas Corbin MARSH
Birth:  4 Aug 1833, Harrison Co., KY
Death:  20 Jul 1894
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Nathaniel Corbin MARSH
Mother:  Susan Ann RAYMOND
Marriage:  22 Apr 1856
Wife:  Mary Gordon HOLTON
Birth:  19 Jun 1838, KY
Death:  14 Jan 1890
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Augustus F. HOLTON
Mother:  Sarah Ann "Sally" BROWNING
born in Kentucky, either Bracken Co., KY, or Harrison Co., KY:
1.  Augustus F. MARSH, b. 5 May 1862
2.  Matilda F. MARSH, b. 20 Apr 1865

born in Buena Vista Dist., Harrison Co., KY
3.  Thomas MARSH, b. 8 Jul 1870
4.  John D. or B. MARSH, b. 1 Dec 1872
5.  James Holton MARSH, b. 24 Jul 1879; d. 28 Mar 1957; bur. Salem Cem., Harrison Co., KY


1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):  not found, but there are no Bourbon, Harrison, or Nicholas County marriages on the CD.

2.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #255 of 268):  Brooksville P.O., District No. 1, Bracken Co., KY, p. 255, PN 111, 750/750, enumerated 7 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Nicholas Marsh 27 M   Farmer 2800 100 Ky
Mary G 22 F         "

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 40):  Buena Vista P.O., Buena Vista Dist., Harrison Co., KY, Roll M593_468, p. 101A, PN 11, 83/79, enumerated 11 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Marsh Nicholas C 36 M W Farmer     Ky
_____ Mary G 32 F W Keeps House     "
_____ Augustus  8 M W At Home     "
_____ Matilda F  5 F W       "
Cluff Anne 18 F W No Occupation     Ky

4.  1880 Census: Every-Name-Index/Extraction (online at FamilySearch.org); Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #31 of 35):  Buena Vista Dist., Harrison Co., KY, Roll T9-0418, p. 69C, PN 31, SD 4, ED 101, enumerated 21 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13 21 24 25 26
263 270 Marsh Nicholas C W M 46       / Farmer   KY KY KY
    _____ Mary G W F 41   Wife   / House Keeper   KY KY KY
    _____ Augustus F W M 18   Son /   works on farm / KY KY KY
    _____ Matilda F W F 15   Dau /   At Home / KY KY KY
    _____ Thomas W M  9   Son /     / KY KY KY
    _____ John B W M  7   Son /     / KY KY KY
    _____ James H W M 11/12 Aug Son /       KY KY KY
John's middle initial here is definitely "B," not "D."

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

6.  William Henry Perrin, ed.  1882.  History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky.  O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago.
p. 692 NICHOLAS C. MARSH, farmer; P. O. Oddville; was born in Harrison County, Aug. 4, 1833; his grandfather, Thomas Marsh, came from Maryland, near Baltimore, in the latter part of the eighteenth century, and settled in Bourbon County; afterwards moved to Nicholas, thence to Harrison, where he died at the advanced age of eighty-four.  Nathan C. Marsh, father of our subject, was born in Bourbon County, April 22, 1808; was elected Magistrate of Harrison, under the old Constitution, about 1849; he is still living, now a resident of Bracken County.  Nicholas C. Marsh married, April 22, 1856, Mary G., daughter of Augustus F. and Sally Ann (Browning) Holton; they have five living children, named and aged as follows: Augustus F., born May 5, 1862; Matilda F., April 20, 1865; Thomas, July 8, 1870; John D., Dec. 1, 1872; James H., July 24, 1879; himself and wife are members of the Republican Christian Church; he is a member of the Blue Lodge (Masonic) at Cynthiana, and is also a Royal Arch Mason in the Chapter Lodge at the same place; was appointed by the Governor to fill out the unexpired term of Squire Whittaker's magistracy; at the expiration of this time he was elected by the people to the office for four years; served two years and resigned; he has also filled the local offices of School Trustee, etc.; he votes the Democratic ticket.

7.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

8.  Bob & Cindy Francis.  Root & Branch (personal genealogy site online at shawhan.com).

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