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Jonathan Marsh, Jr.

Birthplace: Hadley, Hampshire , Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Windsor, Hartford , Connecticut, USA
Place of Burial: Windsor, Hartford , Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Jonathan Marsh and Sarah Marsh
Husband of Margaret "Mary" Marsh
Father of Margaret Marsh; Jonathan Marsh; Mary Marsh; Hannah Marsh; Joseph Marsh and 3 others
Half brother of Dorcas Porter; Sarah Marsh; Anne Marsh; Hannah Dickinson; Infant Marsh and 2 others

Occupation: Minister
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About Jonathan Marsh, Jr.

Mr. Marsh was ordained Colleague Pastor with Rev. Mr. Mather in 1709, and it is supposed, was born in Hadley, Mass. as at the annual meetings of the Society, an individual was appointed as Guard to attend the Rev'd Mr Marsh to Hadley.

Graduated at Harvard college, 1705, teacher at Hadley Hopkins academy,1706-7, salary 30 pounds, settled at Windsor, Ct., June, 1710. At first settled as colleague of Rev. Mr. Mather, remained pastor there at Windsor 37 years by the beautiful river of all his days, until his death age. 62. He published "election sermons," delivered before the general court, in 1721 and 1737. His success is thus alluded to in the "History of the First Church of Hartford:" "Meantime, only so far away as Windsor, a very remarkable revival had taken place under the ministry of Rev. Jonathan Marsh. " Yet like many of the strong men of his day he was wary of new measures. In 1741 he was of the council that disapproved of "Faintings and convulsions" as necessary for conviction of sin, and of visions for the bodily eye. At one time he was honored with a military guard to escort him.

He married Margaret Whiting on July 3, 1710.

Their children: Margaret Marsh (1711-1747) Jonathan Marsh (1714-1794) Mary Marsh b. July 19 1716 Dorcas Marsh b. Aug. 31, 1718 Hannah Marsh b. May 28, 1723 Sarah (Marsh) Kellogg (1724-1796), m. Abraham Kellogg Joseph Marsh b. Nov. 10, 1727 Anna (Marsh) Sheldon (1729-1802), m. Capt. Isaac Sheldon . Inscription: Here lies interd the body of Rev'd Mr Jonathan Marsh a faithful and successful Pastor of the first church of Windsor, who died Sept ye 8. 1747 in the 39th year of his Ministry AEtatis Sui 63 Sic Transit Gloria Mundi.

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Jonathan Marsh, Jr.'s Timeline

August 7, 1685
Hadley, Hampshire , Massachusetts, USA
- 1707
Age 20
Windsor, Connecticut, United States
- 1742
Age 23
Hadley, Connecticut, United States
Age 25
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Age 28
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
July 19, 1716
Age 30
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
August 31, 1718
Age 33
August 31, 1718
Age 33
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA