FAMILY BIBLE & OBITUARIES
LAFAYETTE MARSH & MARGARET ALICE BYRD
I do not have a copyright date for the Bible which needs to be rebound. It
is in the possession of granddaughter, Margaret E. Marsh Musselwhite of
Turkey, North Carolina.
Margaret Alice Byrd Marsh was born 15 Dec 1859, died 31 Aug 1904.
Marcus Lafayette Marsh was born 18 May 1852, died 2 March 1928.
Both were buried near their home called "The Springhouse" on Marsh Road.
Members of The Marsh family moved their graves to Cape Fear Baptist Church
Cemetery located on Butler Nursery Road.
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Cathrine Marsh Cashwell
Near Greenwood, Florida on April 13, 1881
M.L. Marsh to Miss M. A. Byrd
Near Gray's Creek, NC on Jan. 24, 1912
V.A. Marsh to Miss Ruth Tyson
Near Gray's Creek on March 31, (year- can't read)
Mary V. Marsh to Mr. G.C. Pate
Near Gray's Creek on Jan. 11, 1914
Tommie E. Marsh to Mr. H. Grady Tyson
Near St. Pauls, NC on Feb. 20, 1933
Mr. Byrd Marsh to Ruth McDonald
Absalom Vance Marsh
Saturday- May 18th, 1889
Mary Vina Marsh
Wednesday- July 22, 1891
Jos. [Joseph] Pogue Marsh
Friday- Nov 10th, 1893
Tommie Eula Marsh
Thursday- June 26th, 1896
Marcus Byrd Marsh
October 5th, 1898
Margaret Alice Marsh
February 26th, 1902
Death of Mrs. Marcus L. Marsh
At her home in Gray's Creek, Cumberland County Mrs. Marcus L. Marsh
peacefully passed away, on August 31, 1904.
Her maiden name was Alice Byrd, and she was born near Greenwood, Florida
in 1861. For several years after her marriage, her home was in Texas. Then
she came with her husband and family to his native home on the Cape Fear, in
the old North State. Besides her relatives in Florida, she leaves her
husband, three sons and three daughters to mourn their loss. She bore her
suffering through many months with cheerful, patient fortitude.
Through sixteen years of married life, she was a true and devoted friend.
She lived forty-three years on earth, and though she has passed away, her
memory will live on with the influence of her life.
We count not life as we measure time, A few years soon are past, But
faithful service--loving words within our hears shall last.
Composed by: Leonas Emaline Marsh- first cousin to M.L. Marsh
The Fayetteville Observer- Sept. 22, 1904
Funeral Services for Marcus Marsh
Funeral service yesterday afternoon in Gray's Creek township for Mr.
Marcus L. Marsh was one of the largest attended burial services held in
Cumberland County for a number of years.
The many floral designs which were laid on the grave in the family
cemetery near his home were a beautiful tribute to the memory of Mr. Marsh,
one of Cumberland's most beloved citizens.
The active pallbearers were: James Hair, Abner Hair, Mark Hair, Dr. L.
Blain, Oscar Patterson, Mark [Marsh] Johnson, all nephews of the deceased.
Marion Pate, Leslie Blake, Gordon Butler, Gordon Marsh, William Clark and
Mann Pate, also acted as active pallbearers. The honorary pallbearers were:
F.C. Yarborough, W.L. McQueen, William Clark, W.B. Coats, D.S. Jackson, F.A.
Butler [Marsh], J.K. Butler, W.A. Clark, Dan Smith, Laughlin McMillian, A.B.
McMillian, H.H. Stephens, A.E. Rankin, E.J. Kennedy, George McNeill, Q.K.
Nimocks, R.H. Buchingham, R.B. Evans and Herbert Lutterloch
Died March 2nd [1st], 1928 in Miami, Florida
The Fayetteville Observer
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