Marshill Families of Ireland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina

William and Rebecca Dixon Marshall (Marshill) Family

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Although the connections to the Woodward family are peripheral, we have included this Marshall/Marshill family on this site in the hopes that it will help sort out the descendants from those of Abraham Woodward's ancestor, Abraham Marshall. The Abraham Marshall family originated in England, while this William Marshall family originated in Ireland. The Marshall name is very common in England, hence there are likely no connections between the two families.

William Marshall was son of Jacob & Anne Marshall of County Tyrone, Ireland. William and his brother John Marshall immigrated to America (more on John Marshall below). The name is often given as Marshill in the early Quaker records but is often found as Marshall in other records.

Rebecca Dixon was daughter of Thomas & Hannah Dixon of New Castle County, Delaware.

William Marshall
born 8/6/1724 County Tyrone, Ireland
died 5/28/1803 Orange County, NC
Rebecca Dixon
born 1/13/1730 Newcastle County, De
died 2/19/1803 Orange County, NC
  Married: 3/28/1746 at Hockessin Meeting House, New Castle County, Delaware

Hannah Marshall born 1/4/1746 in Augusta County, Virginia; married Mordecai Mendenhall
John Marshall born 1/4/1748 Augusta Co, Va; died 4/13/1815 Orange Co, NC
Thomas Marshall born 8/10/1751 Augusta Co, Va; married Ann Chapman
Jacob Marshall born 12/20/1755, Orange Co, NC
Deborah Marshall born 3/14/1757, Orange Co, NC; married (1) Benjamin Hinshaw, cousin of Ezra & Thomas (2) Stephen Hobson
Ruth Marshall born 10/6/1759 Orange Co, NC; married Ezra Hinshaw, uncle of Ezra Hinshaw who married Jane Woodward.
Rebecca Marshall born 5/16/1762 Orange Co, NC; married Thomas Hinshaw, brother of Ezra
Ann Marshall born 6/21/1764 Orange Co, NC; married William Davies
William Marshall born 8/28/1766 Orange Co, NC; married Elizabeth Bills (more below)
Emey Marshall born 11/27/1768 Orange Co, NC; married Isaac Hobson
Dinah Marshall born 9/18/1771 North Carolina; married George Hobson

The Move to North Carolina

William & Rebecca Marshall were received 12/2/1752 at Cane Creek Monthly Meeting in Orange County, North Carolina. Their certificate was dated 5/16/1749 from New Garden Monthly Meeting in Pennsylvania. On 1/12/1764 they donated 26 acres of land for Cane Creek Meeting House. In 1807 their son, John Marshall, requested ten acres of the land back from Cane Creek Monthly Meeting.

William Marshall's brother, John Marshall, married Ruth Hadley in Chester County, Pennsylvania, in about 1744, and they too came to Cane Creek Monthly Meeting in Orange County, North Carolina (certificate 12/6/1755 from Concord Monthly Meeting to Cane Creek Monthly Meeting). Their children are listed at Cane Creek Monthly Meeting. There were thus many descendants of the Irish Marshall/Marshill family in the North Carolina area, and later in Indiana.

More on William and Elizabeth Bills Marshall/Marshill, Jr.

William Marshall was son of William & Rebecca Dixon Marshall. Elizabeth Bills was daughter of Daniel & Deborah Bills of Guilford County, North Carolina. (We have thought this name to possibly be Beals but can find no evidence)

William Marshall was born 8/28/1766 in Orange County, NC, and Elizabeth Bills was born 2/19/1772 in Guilford Co, NC. They were married 10/7/1790 at Deep River Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina.

Children of William and Elizabeth Bills Marshall

Son John Marshall was born 3/30/1792, Surry Co, NC and married Ann Hobson.

Daughter Deborah Marshall was born 7/23/1793, Surry Co, NC and married George Hobson. We do not know the relationship to Ann Hobson.

Son William Marshall was born 9/29/1795 and died 12/25/1796 in Surry Co, NC. Daughter Rebecca Marshall was born 6/17/1797, Surry Co, NC.

Daughter Elizabeth Marshall was born Surry Co, NC; married Bowater Beals, son of Jacob and Mary Beals.

Daughter Patience Marshall was born about 1803, Surry Co, NC and married Stephen Cook, son of John and Lydia Hussey Cook.

Hannah Marshall died before 1850; married Jesse Cook, son of John and Lydia Hussey Cook.

Son Joshua Marshall married Mary Cook, daughter of John and Lydia Hussey Cook in Hendricks Co, In