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Zachary Marsh

Also Known As: "Zachariah; Zackeray"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Town of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Town of Salem, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of John Marsh, of Salem and First wife of John Marsh
Husband of Mary Marsh
Father of John Marsh; Mary Cutler; Jonathan Marsh, Sr.; Ebenezer Marsh; Ezekiel Marsh, Sr. and 4 others
Brother of John Marsh, of Salem & Barbados and Ruth Marsh
Half brother of Elizabeth Benson; Ezekiel Marsh; Bethia Silsbee; Samuel Marsh; Susanna Marsh and 4 others

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Sam Willsea
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About Zachary Marsh

Zachary Marsh was born in 1637[1] and died in 1693; he was 56. Zachary was baptized in Salem, Essex co., MA on 30d:2m:1637[20].

He was the son of John Marsh of Salem (1599-1674) & his unknown 1st wife.

Married

  1. In 15d:6m(August):1664 when Zachary was 27, he married Mary SILSBEE, daughter of Henry SILSBEE & Dorothy [surname not known], in Salem, Essex co., MA[1,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30].

They had 9 children

Notes

Zachary was "the first Marsh born in the New World" and was also referred to as "Zachariah".

He was a farmer and inherited half of his father's farm in 1672. The part of Salem in which he lived first became part of Danvers, and is now part of Peabody, Essex co., MA. As "Zachariah Marsh and mary his wife", he and Mary signed a petition supporting John & Elizabeth [Bassett] Proctor during the latter's persecution during the Salem Witch Hysteria. A rather brave act, given the times.

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HISTORIC TIDBIT As "Zachariah Marsh and mary his wife", he and Mary signed a petition supporting John & Elizabeth [Bassett] Proctor during the latter's persecution during the Salem Witch Hysteria. A rather brave act, given the times. BIRTH & DEATH Zachary was born in 1637[1] and died in 1693; he was 56. Zachary was baptized in Salem, Essex co., MA on 30d:2m:1637[20]. Zachary was "the first Marsh born in the New World" and was also referred to as "Zachariah". OCCUPATION & RESIDENCE He was a farmer and inherited half of his father's farm in 1672. The part of Salem in which he lived first became part of Danvers, and is now part of Peabody, Essex co., MA. MARRIAGE In 15d:6m(August):1664 when Zachary was 27, he married Mary SILSBEE, daughter of Henry SILSBEE & Dorothy [surname not known], in Salem, Essex co., MA[1,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30].

Retrieved from http://kristinhall.org/fambly/Marsh/ZacharyMarsh.html

14 = 3. ZACHARY MARSH^ (JOHN^)

bap. Salem, Apr. 30, 1637, res. Salem, a farmer on what is now Peabody, m. Aug. 15, 1664, number 14.

As an illustration of the new and wild nature of Massachusetts in those days, in "1655 John IMarsh and John Kitchen were chosen in Salem as searchers and sealers of leather." Caltle brought from England were far too valuable to be lightly' killed for their meat or hides, and the leather was largely from the deer, the moose, the wolf, the bear, the fox and lesser wild animals, and the duty of these public officers was to know the animal whose hide was tanned, and to seal the leather under its true name.

As there was at the first only a pathway leading to the town, the usual mode of conveyance was by water, each family owning a row or sail boat. These fertile meadows flowed by both salt and fresh water, were most desirable for farming or gardening, and to John Marsh fhey were also a desirable place for his business. Here he lived and was loved and respected by the little but choice community with whom he dwelt in peace and prosperity for nearly 40 years, no doubt sending many longing thoughts over the waters with his cordage to old England. Here 11 children were born and grew up to manhood and womanhood, and he was happy in his child- ren's joys, and sorrowful in then- sorrows. Perhaps his greatest sor- row was when word came that his second son, bearing his own name, John Marsh, died in 1668 in the Barbadoes. He had been married by Major Hathorue to Sarah Younge in 1662, and left no son, but two daughters, of whom Ruth, born the month her father died, never saw his face. We can see the old man taking the little ones to his arms. Here he died in Nov., 1674. Here many of his children married and resided on, or near his old homestead. Here John's oldest son, Zachary, lived with his parents until after his brothers and sisters were born, assisting his father on the farm or in the rope walk, or in searching and sealing until 1664, when he married Mary Silsby, the daughter of Henry Silsby, of Salem and Lynn. A

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house was then built for him, on his father's farm near his father's residence, and here in old Salem he lived, working on the same lands, until 1693, when he died, and here his beloved wife, Mary, died in 1695. They had nine children, all of whom lived useful lives ; and you will find their histories, we trust, interesting. John and Jonathan settled their father Zachary's estate in 1703. John, Jonathan, Ebenezer and Ezekiel purchased the estate. At least four of the sons of Zachary have made names that for their children ought to live in the history of our fathers, Jonathan, Ebenezer, Ezekiel and Benjamin ; the latter was an able and enterprising and self-reliant man. He was one of the proprietors of the town of Sutton, and moved there in 1716, whither many of the Marsh family and other residents of Salem and vicinity migrated, and snccessfully built up one of the beautiful and prosperous towns of our good old commonwealth. Ezekiel, who came to be in Salem at the head of our branch of the great Marsh family, and Ebenezer, his nephew, were the last owners of their father, Zachary Marsh's, estate, includ- ing perhaps the larger part of the original John Marsh estate.

Retrieved from Full text of "The genealogy of John Marsh of Salem and his descendants, 1633-1888" located at https://archive.org/stream/genealogyofjohnm1888mars/genealogyofjohnm1888mars_djvu.txt

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Zachary Marsh's Timeline

1637
April 30, 1637
Town of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
April 30, 1637
Town of Salem, (Present Essex County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
April 30, 1637
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
1665
November 26, 1665
Age 28
Salem, Essex, Mass
1666
December 8, 1666
Age 29
Salem, Essex, MA, USA
1668
1668
Age 30
Salem, Essex, Mass
1670
1670
Age 32
Salem, Essex, Mass
1672
April 14, 1672
Age 34
Salem, Essex, Mass
1674
May 28, 1674
Age 37
Salem, Essex, Mass