Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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William J. Marshall

WILLIAM J. MARSHALL. Among the leading agriculturists of Labette county, Kansas, is the gentleman whose name appears at the head of these lines. He lives in Neosho township, in the east half of section 26, and the southeast quarter of section 35. Mr. Marshall was born in Greene county, Missouri, in 1835, and is a son of John and Elizabeth (Potter) Marshall.

John Marshall and his wife were natives of Tennessee. They were the parents of seven children, namely: Elias, Sarah Ann; William J.; James N.; Ruth K. Martha E. and John.

William J. Marshall was reared and schooled in his native state, and lived there until 1861, when he moved to Kansas. He has followed the occupation of a farmer all his life. He bought his present farm in Neosho township in 1866. He also owns two other farms in Kansas. Mr. Marshall has a very thorough knowledge of farming matters, and has been unusually successful since locating in Kansas. He has always been a hard worker, and the neat and attractive appearance of his farms show careful management and great thrift.

Mr. Marshall was married to Elizabeth Stewart, who was born in Greene county, Missouri, in 1843. She is a daughter of J. Stewart, who was born in Tennessee, - he married a Miss Long, who was also a native of that state. Mr. Marshall and his wife have been the parents of several children, namely: Alice; Joshua C., a farmer; Leonard T.; Rosetta C., the wife of Howard Welch; Melvin A., a resident of Joplin, Missouri; and John E. and Daisy M., who are at home.

Mr. Marshall is a Republican in politics, and has served as township treasurer. He has been a member of the school board for twenty years, and helped to build the first school house in Neosho township. He belongs to the Anti-Horsethief Association. Religiously, he is a member of the Christian church.