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Marquette, Jacob F.


Posted By: Diana Wagner
Date: 7/3/2015 at 15:23:44

Jacob F. Marquette was born January 26, 1819 in Henderson, Kentucky to Adam and Christine (Shafer) Marquette. He lies in the Civil War Plot in Newton Union Cemetery, having died in Newton on December 12, 1894. Jacobís first wife was Mrs. Margaret (Henning) Burden. She was born about 1821 in Stark County, Ohio to Jacob (McQuiston) Henning. Margaretís first husband David Burden, had been robbed and murdered while on a trip to the New Mexico Territory about the same time their son David Franklin Burden was born, June 12, 1841.
Jacob and Margaret were the parents of eight children: John Adam, Lucinda, Jacob, Margaret, Samuel, Mary, Amanda and Job Wesley. Margaret went back to Stark for a visit and died there November 1, 1886.
Jacob married Mrs. Nancy (Johnson) Parsons on April 20, 1893.
Jacob F. Marquette enlisted in Company E, 13th Regt., Iowa Volunteer Infantry October 28, 1861 at Davenport at the age of 41 years. His Civil Service War file tells us that he was five feet 1 Ĺ inches tall, and had hazel eyes, light complexion, and brown hair. At some time before entering service he had fractured his leg and the leg was deformed. The disability was not enough to prevent him from enlisting but a fall shortly afterward caused him to be discharged February 22, 1862. It is unknown how many trips to Iowa Jacob made before bringing his family there in 1858.
Source: the now defunct website www.geocities.com that was printed off by Catherine Henderson and put in her collection


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