The earliest ancestor of mine having the surname Marshall is a Richard Marshall who was born c. 1795. Records indicate that he was in Ohio by 1820. Where did he come from? Who were his ancestors? What was life like for him and his family?
In searching for answers to these questions, I've discovered information about various people who lived in previous centuries. Some of them may be my ancestors, and some clearly are not. As I learn about these people, I find I want to document the scant facts I have about their lives. I also want to discover more about the times and places in which they lived.