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Biographical Sketch of Benjamin Marsh

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Benjamin Marsh, son of Rev. Elisha Marsh, came here from Walpole, about 1785. He married Mrs. Hannah Graves in 1788, and died April 7, 1811. His children were Reuben, Asa, Elizabeth and Mary L. Reuben was born December 20, 1788, and married Mary, daughter of Joab Wetherbee, in 18r5. He was captain of one of the companies of the 2d Regt_ detached militia, stationed at Portsmouth in 1814, and was selectman in
1839, ’42, ’44. He died November 16. 1855. He had born to him seven children, namely, Laura A. H., Mary W., Benjamin Lloyd, Sophira S., Charlotte and Charles, twins, and Helen E. Charles, born November 6, 1829, married Julia M. Barrett, of Boston, where he now resides. He is one of the great firm of Jordan, Marsh & Co., as was also his brother Benjamin L. Charlotte, twin sister of Charles, married Henry Fletcher in 1849, and resided in Chesterfield on a section of the old Marsh farm. About 1872 the family removed to Brattleboro, Vt., where they now reside, Mr. Fletcher being engaged in the lumber business and milling. They have three children, Lelia, Helen and William, all born in Chesterfield. Mr. Fletcher was. deputy-sheriff of Cheshire county for many years.


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