Daniel Marshall


Daniel Marshall was born in February 1747. He was the son of Peter and Anna Flensburgh Marshall. He was a middle child in the moderate-sized family of a second ward carman and Albany contractor.

In 1770, he was named constable for the first ward. The next year his account was paid from the city treasury.

Still in his twenties at the outbreak of hostilities, we seek information on Marshall's wartime activies beyond simply contributing funds for firewood and the repair of the Albany barracks in 1776. Although, he may have been the "Danial Merg" who was accorded a land bounty right in conjunction with the Albany militia regiment.

His wife was Elizabeth Codman. Between 1773 and 1788, five children were christened at the Albany Dutch church where both parents were occasional baptism sponsors.

In 1790, his household included eight members (five boys). A decade later, he and Elizabeth shared the home with now five adolescent boys. In 1788 and 1799, his house and lot were valued modestly on Albany assessment rolls. However, we have not been able to fix his exact residence during those years.

During the mid-1790s, he was identified as one of the city watchmen.

After the census entry in 1800, the name of Daniel Marshall appears to have dropped from Albany rolls.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Daniel Marshall has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 1/10/10