Marsh Rd.
Location:  Pike Township
Abraham Marsh and family, early landowners of Pike Township

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The Marsh family was among the earliest settlers of Pike Township and owned land throughout Pike Township.   Two of the first recorded family members were Abraham and Nancy, who came to Indiana from North Carolina.  Abraham was born around 1805 in North Carolina and married Nancy November 1, 1826 in Guilford County, North Carolina. He received land patents from the federal government in Marion and Hendricks counties in 1837.  By the time of the 1850 Census, Abraham and his 11-member family had moved to Pike Township.  His occupation was listed as a farmer or tanner.  He died around 1875.

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Many of the Marsh family – including son Robert F. (1829-1878) and his wife Ellen (1831-1912), son Albert (1847-1906) and his wife Permelia (1854-1924), granddaughter Annie (1858-1886), grandson Robert F (1963-1943) and his wife Emma (1866-1938), son Michael (1839-1903) and his wife Harriet (1938-1926), granddaughter Mary (1860-1883), great grandson Olie (1887-1888)  – are buried in Jones Chapel Cemetery along Eagle Creek.

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Plat maps show the land around Marsh Rd. belongs to “RF Marsh” –referring to either Sr. or Jr.

All photos courtesy of Sergio Bennett.

5 responses to “What’s In a Name: Marsh Road”

  1. Norm Morford says:

    Thanks, Sergio and Steve.

  2. Dale A. Marsh says:

    Albert Calvin Marsh is my ggggrandfather. Does anyone have pictures or where Abraham was buried and what happened to his wife, Nancy?

  3. Leon Ford says:

    I just stumbled on to this posting. My gggrandfather was Albert Calvin Marsh. Would be interested in trading genealogy info sometime.

  4. Tina Marsh funkhouser says:

    Albert Calvin Marsh is my gggrandfather, I have a family tree on Ancestry and I am happy to share information.

    His picture of his grave can be found at

  5. Anonymous says:


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