J. C. Marshall was born in Franklin Square, Columbiana County, O., Aug. 13, 1850, and was the eldest of eight children. His parents settled in Millville Township, Clayton County, when he was but nine years old, and here he was reared and educated. In the spring of 1871 he went to Kansas, returning to Delaware County, Ia., the same year. He resided there two years, then went to Nebraska and sold machines for McCormick two years, and afterward went with a freight outfit from Norfolk to Deadwood, and from there to what is known as the Ponca agency, and helped to move the Spotted Tail tribe of Indians to the Rosebud agency and freighted for them six months. He spent the following winter in Nebraska, and in the spring began steamboating on the Missouri River. In 1879 he settled in Millville Township, where he has operated a saw-mill since. On Oct. 17, 1880, he was united in marriage with Mary Ray, who was born in Millville Township, on May 27, 1858. They have one child--Elsie, born Aug. 21, 1881. Mr. Marshall votes the Republican ticket.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1107
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