Josiah Marshall

Full Name: Josiah Marshall
Date of birth: 1819
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 15 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Marshall / Harrison   Harrison

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House District 15
Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855
Legislatures: 5th  
Home City/County: Marshall / Harrison
Counties in district: Harrison

Biographical Information top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, J. Marshall, age 34 (born circa 1819), native state Virginia, emigrated from Mississippi in 1852, lawyer, postoffice Marshall, Harrison County. House Journal.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - J. Marshall, Harrison County, age 41, born circa 1819 in Virginia, attorney at law. FamilySearch. 1860
  • Article about Mrs. L.A. Hinsdale, daughter of "Josiah Marshall, after whom the town of Marshall is named," "Spiritualist's Talk," The Galveston Daily News, 4/6/1895, p. 7, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Included in "Table II, Constitutional Unionists (Identified from newspapers) with Biographical Data," list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 82, Number 3, January 1979, pp. 238, 256-262, crediting Texas State Historical Association. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). Table II, Constitutional Unionists
  • Included on list of "Texas Know Nothing Leaders with a Summary of Biographical Data Taken from the . . . United States Eighth Census, 1860." The party was active at the state level in Texas in 1855 and 1856. "By 1857 the party had virtually disappeared in Texas." "An Analysis of the Texas Know Nothings," The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 70, Number 3, January 1967, pp. 414, 417, 446, crediting Texas State Historical Association. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). Census list
  • Election to House in September 1853, quoting the Marshall Texas Republican, 9/30/1854: "'The state of Texas does not contain a more ultra, anti-state rights Whig,'" p. 164; unionist editor and politician, pp. 171, 174-175. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.

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5th R.S. - 1853
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