As we were traveling east from Ohio to Pennsylvania, somewhere between the four and five hour mark, we found Little Beaver Cemetery in Lawrence County, PA.
Here in the beautifully, rolling Pennsylvania countryside is the final resting place of my 4x great grandparents John and Elizabeth Hays Marshall.John Marshall was born in Glendermot, County Down Ireland on 24 January 1765. John’s parents were Patrick and Amanda Boyne Marshall. Elizabeth Hays Marshall was born in Glencoe, Antrim Ireland on 1 October 1767. Elizabeth’s parents were Robert E. and Phoebe Britton Hays.
John and Elizabeth were the parents of eight children James Hays, John Jr, Mary (aka Polly), Joseph, Elizabeth, Jane, William and Anna. James Hays – the oldest is my 3x great grandfather.
They came to the U.S. between the births of their first and second child settling in Lawrence County Pennsylvania where they lived the rest of their lives. I certainly understand this. It’s a lovely area.
John Marshall died in Little Beaver, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania 26 August 1853. He was 88 years old.
Elizabeth died in Little Beaver, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania 17 May 1854. She was 86 years old.
Pennsylvania must have agreed with them since they both lived to a very nice old age into the 1850s. I also notice Elizabeth died nine months after John. I wonder if that is a coincidence, old age, or she couldn’t go on without him. (I know, I know, I have a fairy tale, romantic streak in me!)
This is the sum total of my info on John and Elizabeth Hays Marshall. If they happen to be in your family tree I’d love for you to contact me! Obviously I don’t have much info to share but I’d love to see yours!!
There were many other Marshalls buried in this same cemetery. After a little research I’ll share them with you. Maybe we can make a connection through them.
Thanks for reading this week’s #52 Ancestors post! See you next time!