MARSHALL, a well-known citizen of Cache Township, Johnson County, was
born in Kentucky, September 17, 1863. He is a son of
Robert M. and Elizabeth (Foreman) Marshall, both natives of Kentucky.
Robert M. Marshall was the son of Martin P. and Eliza Marshall, the
former a native of Virginia and the latter of Kentucky. Martin P.
Marshall was a lawyer and a farmer, and was successful in both
callings. At his
death, in 1881, he was eighty-six years old. Robert M. Marshall, father
of Charles, was a graduate of Yale College, and also studied law. He
located in Rock Island, Ill., and practiced there a number of years.
From Rock Island he went to Kentucky and purchased land in Mason
near Maysville, the county seat. He now has a tract of nine hundred
acres there, and follows agriculture and stock-raising.
Charles Marshall remained at home until he was twenty-one years old. He
is a graduate of the Lebanon Normal College, in Warren
where he was a student for three years. He learned civil engineering,
but on account of failing health, decided on a change of occupation.
Foreman, his grandfather on his mother's side, owned a large tract of
land in Illinois, and young Marshall came to this State to take charge
farm and conduct the business. This he did in a most satisfactory
manner for six years, and in 1892 he purchased the entire tract,
eleven hundred and eighty-five acres, all in Johnson County. His house
is on section 36, Cache Township, and is one of the best in the
Here he follows agricultural pursuits, making a specialty of
thorough-bred horses, cattle and hogs. His favorite breed of cattle is
the Durham, and
he has a very fine herd of this kind of animals. Mr. Marshall is a
courteous and genial gentleman, and though yet a young man,
he is one of the
most progressive and successful farmers in the county. He was married
February 26, 1890, to Effie Williams, who was born in Johnson
October 20, 1870. Her parents were both natives of Illinois.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall have two children, Elizabeth F. and
Robert M. Mr. Marshall
is a Democrat and an Odd Fellow. Both he and his wife are members of
the Methodist Episcopal Church.
transcribed by Nan Starjak
Biographical Review of Johnson, Massac, Pope and Hardin
Biographical Publishing Co., 1893
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