MARSH, Charles (1765-1849)

MARSH, CHARLES, (father of George Perkins Marsh), a Representative from Vermont; born in Lebanon, New London County, Conn., July 10, 1765; moved with his parents to Hartford, Conn., in 1773; educated under private tutors and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1786; studied law in the law school of Judge Reeves at Litchfield, Conn.; was admitted to the bar in 1788 and commenced the practice of law in Woodstock, Windsor County, Vt., the same year; appointed by President Washington United States district attorney for Vermont and served from 1797 to 1801; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); founder of the American Colonization Society while in Washington; resumed the practice of law in Woodstock, Windsor County, Vt.; trustee of Dartmouth College 1809-1849; died in Woodstock, Vt., on January 11, 1849; interment in River Street Cemetery.

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 1 letter.

Dartmouth College
Rauner Special Collections Library
Hanover, NH
Papers: In the Francis Brown papers, 1806-1815, 0.5 linear foot.
Persons represented include Charles Marsh.

Papers: In the Records of the administration of Francis Brown, 1815-1820, 1 linear foot.
Correspondents include Charles Marsh.

Papers: In the Marsh Family of Woodstock, Vt., genealogical papers, 1849-1869, 19 items.
Correspondence and notes of Charles Marsh, relating to the genealogy of the descendents of John Marsh of Essex County, England, and Charles Marsh (1765-1849), of Woodstock, Vt. Includes 2 letters of Roswell Marsh commenting on Joseph Marsh's participation in the Battle of Bennington.


Vermont Historical Society
Montpelier, VT
Papers: 1800-1840. 2 inches.
Business and congressional papers and correspondence. Finding aid in repository.