Shelby County

Samuel Marshall



Hon. Samuel Marshall

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 323

     The first lawyer of Shelby county of whom we have any record is Judge Samuel Marshall, who was bom in Ireland a year before our Declaration of Independence and came to Washington, Pennsylvania, in 1784, with his father. In 1808 he started westward and settled in Washington township where the Marshalls became one of the oldest and most influential families in the county. He served as one of the first associate judges of the courts for  many years, was county commissioner from 1828 to 1834, and in all official capacities as in the private walks of life was held in high esteem. He was one of the first contractors of the old Piqua and Fort Defiance mail route
from Piqua to Bellefontaine. His sons Hugh and C. C. Marshall, carried the mail over these routes at a very early day. Judge Marshall died February 12, 1838.

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