Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Elizabeth Marshall

Female 1756 - 1842  (86 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Marshall  [1
    Born 1756  Germantown, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 1842  'Honeywood', Berkeley County, Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I004787  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2021 

    Father Thomas Marshall,   b. 2 Apr 1730, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1802, Woodford, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Mary Randolph Keith,   b. 28 Apr 1737, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1809, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1754  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F03563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rawleigh Colston,   b. 11 May 1747, Exeter Lodge, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1829, 'Honeywood', Berkeley County, Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1785  Richmond Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/henrico/vitals/marriages/misc0001.t xt

      Henrico County VA - Marriages performed 1700-1791; St. John's Church 1785: Oct 15.........COLSTON, Rawleigh, and MARSHALL, Elizabeth
    Children 
     1. Edward Colston,   b. 25 Dec 1786, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1851, "Honeywood, Berkeley County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Mary Isham Colston,   b. 23 Jan 1789, Honeywood, Plantation, Berkeley County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1844, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F03551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Paxton.FTW]

      52 (a) ELIZABETH (ELIZA) MARSHALL, b. near Germantown in Fauquier County, Virginia., 1756, d. at "Honeywood," Berkeley County, Virginia., in 1842; = October 15, 1785, RAWLEIGH COLSTON, b. May 10, 1749, d. at "Honeywood," Va., 1823. Aunt Colston was the oldest daughter of the family of Col. Marshall, and received her education chiefly from her father. She, in turn, became the teacher of her younger brothers and sisters, and they ever regarded her with deep veneration. Her father in his will (16) makes a special bequest to her, as an expression of his gratitude for her self sacrificing labors for his younger children. In early life she was engaged in marriage to Col. Porterfield, a gallant officer of the Revolutionary army. When he fell in battle, she was sorely distressed, and for years seldom entered into society. This event gave a tinge of pious sadness to the remainder of her life. Her hours of meditation and reading were interpersed with the duties of instructing the younger members of the family. Nature had endowed her with superior mental qualifications, and her diligent study of the best authors of the day, made her a highly accomplished lady. At the age of twenty-seven she was married to the wealthy and accomplished Rawleigh Colston, at the house of her brother John, in Richmond. He died, in 1823, and she survived him nearly twenty years. She continued to reside at Honeywood until her death in 1842. I believe that she never visited Kentucky. Her memory is fragrant in the hearts of all who share her blood. The following obituary notice appeared immediately after her death:

      Died at Honeywood, in the County of Berkeley, Virginia., on Friday, the 24th inst., Mrs. Elizabeth Colston, relict of Rawleigh Colston, Esq., in the 86th year of her age. This lady was the eldest sister of the late Chief Justice Marshall, whom she strongly resembled in many respects, particularly in the directness and perfect simplicity of her character. Of uncommonly clear and vigorous mind, she used every faculty, not to magnify herself, but to humbly direct her to the proper discharge of every social and moral duty. As a wife, parent, mistress, relation, neighbor and friend, she attracted the esteem and love of all who

  • Sources 
    1. [S044832] Paxton.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jul 20, 2002

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