Martha Eliza (Marshall) Marschall



    Martha Eliza "Mattie" Marschall was born in 1846. The daughter of Reverend Jubal Orion Marshall and Martha Eliza (Jones) Marshall of Perry County, Alabama, Martha met Nicola Marschall when she was a student at Marion Female Seminary. They married on August 9, 1865, and remained in Marion until 1873, when they moved to Louisville, Kentucky.

    It had become an economic necessity to move, because the Civil War had brought hard times to the people of the Black Belt towns of Marion, Faunsdale and Uniontown. Portrait commissions became easier to obtain in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Mattie and Nicola Marschall had three children: Ewell (Emmanuel), Kate, and Mannie. Mattie died in 1925 and is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville.


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