MARSH, WILLIAM, from Woodstock, 1816, settled first in this town, whence he soon removed to Granville, N.Y., thence, about thirty years since, returned to the village.
He died in 1864, aged 91, leaving no children; his wife died in 1846, aged 68.
He was a pioneer in the anti-slavery cause, meeting its opponents “in season and out of season,” with firmness and great ability.
He wrote numerous articles in its advocacy and showed his sincerity by donating during his lifetime a large property, over twenty-five thousand dollars, to the furtherance of the cause.
He lived to see his principles triumph in the councils of the nation. He was also noted for his liberality in private charity.
He was an uncle of Hon. George P. Marsh, who has been in congress from this state, minister to Turkey and is now minister to Italy.