GenMassachusetts-L ArchivesArchiver > GenMassachusetts > 1999-04 > 0925081448
Subject: Re: MARSH, John > SKELTON, Susanna
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 19:04:08 -0400
I am so glad someone brought this up! I have not been comfortable with
Susanna Skelton as the wife of John Marsh for some time. Rev. Samuel
Skelton married Susanna Travis on 27 Apr. 1619 and the first child was bp
12 Aug. 1621; second child bp 8 Jan. 1622/3; Susanna (third child) bp 3
Apr. 1625; fourth child bp 28 June 1627. In order for Susanna Skelton to
be the wife of John Marsh she would have had to have been born by 1616 or
1618.... and that would be impossible if she is the daughter of Samuel
Skelton! So, did John Marsh have a first wife Susanna who died and then
he married Susanna Skelton ca 1645?
I also descend from Zachary Marsh thru his son Benjamin and then thru 2
daughters of Benjamin - Elizabeth who married Samuel Rich and Mary who
married Joseph Bullen.
On Sun, 25 Apr 1999 08:52:35 GMT (Norris) writes:
>Both the History of Salem and the Marsh Genealogy show that that John
>Marsh's wife and mother of ** all ** of his children was Susanna
>Skelton, dau of Rev. Samuel. Savage reports the children and that
>Susanna was his wife when he died, but no claim as to who was the
>mother to the children.
>The indicated dates of birth of the first four kids from all three
>iZachariah bapt 30 Apr 1637
>iiJohnbapt 19 May 1939
>iiiRuthbapt 5 May 1641
>ivElizabethborn 8 Jul 1646
>The Great Migration Begins, citing NEHGR 52:353, says the baptism of
>Susanna took place 04/03/1625. Also says date of marriage to John
>Marsh was "by 1646", based on date of birth of oldest child,
>07/08/1646, which is the fourth child above.
>Was Susanna baptized years after her birth?
>Did Zachariah have a first wife? Note the "jump" from the first three
>kids to the fourth of five years.
>Are the birth dates of the first three kids wrong?
>Is there a TAG or NEHGR citation that clarifies the situation being
>reported in these Marsh genealogies, vis a vis the Skelton info in the
>Skelton NEHGR article?
>I am from Zachariah, so my possible descendancy from Samuel Skelton is
>Thanks for your support.
>Silver Bullet <>
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