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Near Brentwood in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

John and Abby Marsh

In Memory of

 
 
John and Abby Marsh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2016
1. John and Abby Marsh Marker
Inscription.
Builders of the stone house 1856
Abby Marsh died August 1855
John Marsh first doctor in California arrived 1836
Born 1799, Murdered Sept. 24 1856

 
Erected 1932 by Native Daughters of the Golden West, Donner Parlor #193.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 37° 53.289′ N, 121° 43.287′ W. Marker is near Brentwood, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Marsh Creek Road near Vineyards Parkway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21664 Marsh Creek Road, Brentwood CA 94513, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Historic Brentwood Hotel (approx. 3.3 miles away); Byron (approx. 4.6 miles away); Byer/Nail House (approx. 5.1 miles away); Old Marsh Creek Springs (approx. 7.1 miles away); History of Marsh Creek Springs (approx. 7.1 miles away); Greenhouse Portal (approx. 9.1 miles away); Mount Diablo Coal Field (approx. 9.1 miles away); Somersville Townsite (approx. 9.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brentwood.
 
More about this marker. The marker
John and Abby Marsh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2016
2. John and Abby Marsh Marker
The monument was built by the Cowell Portland Cement Company in 1992.
is located near the Marsh Creek Floodwater Retarding Dam.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Marsh (pioneer) - Wikipedia. ... in 1841, when the first American emigrant party, the Bartleson-Bidwell Party, came to California from Missouri, Marsh invited them to be his guests, and thus the California Trail terminated in Brentwood... Marsh conducted a letter-writing campaign espousing the California climate, soil and other reasons to settle there, as well as the best route to follow, which became known as "Marsh's route." His letters were read, reread, passed around, and printed in newspapers throughout the country, and started the first significant immigration to California. (Submitted on May 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. The Stone House -- John Marsh Historic Trust. After Marsh’s death, the rancho and the stone house passed to his two surviving children: Alice, his daughter by Abby, and Charles, his son by a French-Sioux woman named Marguerite who had lived with him back in Illinois. Today the Marsh House stands in a state of “arrested decay.” (Submitted on May 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
John Marsh image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
3. John Marsh
The John Marsh House image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia, circa 1870
4. The John Marsh House
The Marsh's stone house image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2016
5. The Marsh's stone house
The stone house is currently undergoing restoration and will become a California State Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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