Colonel Jason Marsh

Colonel Jason Marsh Born in 1807 in Woodstock, Vermont, Jason Marsh, Jr. came to the Rockford area in 1839 along with his family and wife Harriet’s brothers. Initially they arrived in Chicago, but finding the climate not to their liking, they continued on to Rockford. Jason passed the bar in New York and practiced law when he arrived in Rockford along with farming. He was involved in Winnebago County’s Whig party, along with different agricultural groups, and was a school inspector for a time as well. He joined the army in 1862, colonel in...

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