George Marsden

Male 1737 - 1817


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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 
    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
     2. Sarah Marsden,   b. 20 Oct 1780
     3. Thomas Marsden,   b. 22 Jul 1782,   d. 7 Jul 1803
    >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
     5. James Marsden,   b. 2 Dec 1785
     6. Charles Marsden,   b. 17 Jul 1787,   d. 1 Jan 1830
     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
     11. Mary Marsden,   b. 5 Sep 1799,   d. 15 Dec 1811
    Last Modified  16 Nov 2017 
    Family ID  F887  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Nov 1817 - Vienna, Oneida, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • 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.