Person:Mary Marsh (109)

Mary Marsh
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Name Mary Marsh
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1760
Marriage 1 September 1776 to Thomas Smailes, of Rockingham County, VA
Death? Rockingham County, Virginia
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    Mary Marsh Smailes
    Birth 1760
    Death unknown
    Rockingham County, Virginia, USA

    Her parents were German immigrants that had arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, prior to the Revolutionary War. It is unknown if she was born in the Palatinate Germany or after her parents arrived in the American Colonies.

    Mary Marsh married Thomas Smailes on September 1, 1776. Shortly after the American Revolution, they settled in Rockingham County, Virginia

    He and her, lastly appeared on the 1820 Census, living in Rockingham County, Virginia. Thomas Smailes is specifically named in the census, and other individuals within the household are checked by age range.

    Burial location is unknown due to existing records. Presumed natural rock headstone or wooden marker had existed prior to the Civil War.

    She and Thomas Smailes were the parents of 4 known children that include:

    1. Nancy Smailes, married Robert Ward in Shenandoah County Virginia and lived in Raleigh County, Virginia, which later became part of West Virginia. She was the only daughter, 1784-1830

    2 Mathias Smailes, stage coach driver, Midland Trail, Greenbrier County.

    3. John Smailes 1799-1865, relocated West with his family and resided in Wapello, Iowa.

    4. George Smailes, resided in Fayette County, Virginia/West Virginia. 1796-1866

    1. Greenbrier County WV Heritage 1997, page 164.

    2. Marriage Record of the German Reformed Church at Philadelphia, Part II, 1748-1802.

    3. Census_Year 1820, Microfilm # 139, State Virginia, County Rockingham, District, Enumerator Robert Grattan