Marchant, James 1821-1901
Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 1/11/2012 at 00:06:07
Humboldt County Independent
James Marchant was born in Surry county, England, April 19, 1821. He came to this country at the age of sixteen years and lived at Eldorado, Wis. On Sept. 25 1848, he was married to Mary Ann Williams, who was also born in England. She was a faithful and loved companion for fifty years. She passed on before about three years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Marchant came to Rutland about thirty two years ago and thus were among the early settlers of Humboldt county. Six children were born to them, five of which are still living. Mr. Marchant was converted when a young man and joined the Methodist church. He was "faithful till death" and now wears the "crown of life." He was a member of the Home Guards of Madison, Wis., and was on duty for the government six month. He was a member of the G. A. R. at Rolfe, la. He had been a soldier of Jesus Christ for fifty-eight years, and received his crown Aug. 21, 1901. The funeral services were held in the Methodist Church in Humboldt at 10 AM Aug. 23, 1901. The sermon was from the text, "Fight the good fight of faith lay hold on eternal life"—I. Tim.6:12.
[NOTE: in the 1870 Census in Humboldt County, James and Mary Ann were living there with Frederick, Aaron, Frank, William, and Sarah. In 1880, they were living with Frank J. and William E., their son-in-law, Lewis Brown, their daughter Luella Brown and their grandson Lewis E. Brown.]
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