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George Marsden

Male 1737 - 1817  (80 years)


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  • Name George Marsden  [1
    Born 1737  Leeds, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Nov 1817  Vienna, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Eckel Cemetery, Route 49, Vienna, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Bronze Tablet on gravesite reads:

      The graves of Captian & Adjutant George Marsden, personal friend and staff officer of General George Washington, who died Nov. 12, 1817, age 80 yrs., also his wife, Welmoth Lee of Virginia, sister of Richard Henry Lee, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, who died Jan. 31, 1850, age 93 yrs.

      Captain Marsden resigned his rank in the British Army of Occupation, then stationed in Mass., and accepted an office in the American Colonial Army at the outbreak of the Rev. War. He fought at Bunker Hill and at all the battles of Mass. and Eastern New York. His conspicuous military brilliancy won his promotion in 1779 to the office of Adjustant on Gen. Washington's staff, remaining there about one year. They moved to the then forest wilds of Bernard's Bay, New York, and built their permanent home about 6-1/2 miles west of this plot. Their log cabin abode was honored in 1783 by a 3 day visit by President Washington when on his tour of inspection of the Central New York fortifications. [2]
    Person ID I2996  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2017 

    Family Wilmot Lee,   b. 21 Jan 1757, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1850, Vienna, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1775  Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. William Marsden,   b. 14 Jun 1778,   d. Before 1854  (Age 75 years)
     2. Sarah Marsden,   b. 20 Oct 1780
     3. Thomas Marsden,   b. 22 Jul 1782,   d. 7 Jul 1803  (Age 20 years)
    +4. Elizabeth Marsden,   b. 25 Mar 1784, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1829, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     5. James Marsden,   b. 2 Dec 1785
     6. Charles Marsden,   b. 17 Jul 1787,   d. 1 Jan 1830  (Age 42 years)
     7. Edward Marsden,   b. 4 Jan 1792
     8. Anne Marsden,   b. 10 Apr 1794
     9. John Marsden,   b. 17 Jun 1795
    +10. Richard Lee Marsden,   b. 21 Apr 1787, Vanderkamp, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872  (Age 84 years)
     11. Mary Marsden,   b. 5 Sep 1799,   d. 15 Dec 1811  (Age 12 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S167] George Marsden: Revolutionary Patriot, His Family, Friends and Descendants, Kenneth L. Marsden, (Apple Manor Press), 978-1542102025. (Reliability: 2), 2017.

    2. [S19] Find A Grave, findagrave.com., https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11666057/george-marsden (Reliability: 1), 2 Sep 2005.