George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 12 March 1769]

12. At Captn. Ashbys all day. In the afternoon Captn. Marshal came & spent the Evening.

Thomas Marshall (1730–1802), father of Chief Justice John Marshall, was a burgess for Fauquier County 1761–67, 1769–73, and 1775–76. He was a delegate to the first three Virginia Conventions in 1775, and served as colonel of the Third Virginia Regiment during the Revolution. In the 1780s he moved with his family to Kentucky and represented Fayette County in the Virginia House of Delegates. At the time of this entry, Marshall was living at “The Hollow” near present-day Markham, Va., about five miles from Robert Ashby’s Yew Hill home.

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