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Marsh, Josef, 1726-1811



  • Existence: 1726 - 1811


Joseph Marsh was a Vermont officer in the American Revolution and a government leader who served as lieutenant governor. Marsh took part in the American Revolution, commanding a militia regiment as Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel, and took part in the garrisoning of Fort Ticonderoga after its capture from the British, as well as the Battle of Bennington. In 1777 he took part in the New York Provincial Congress. In 1777 Marsh was a member of the Windsor convention that enacted the Constitution forming the Vermont Republic, and served as the convention's Vice President. In 1778 he was elected Lieutenant Governor, the first individual to hold the office, and he served until 1779. Also in 1778 Marsh was appointed Judge of the Confiscation Court for eastern Vermont. From 1781 to 1782 Marsh was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives and from 1787 to 1795 served as Judge of the Windsor County Court. He also returned to the Lieutenant Governor's office in 1787, serving until 1790.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

New Hampshire Grants

Identifier: Mss 778573
Mss 778573
Date(s): 1778-10-23
Scope and Contents

Copy of a letter, dated 23 Oct. 1778, from Joseph Marsh, Chairman of the Assembly of the State of Vermont, to Henry Laurens, President of Congress; copy of a circular from the Cornish Convention of 1779 to the towns in the New Hampshire Grants, both relating to political matters in the Grants. Copies made by W.F. Goodwin for Charles Marsh in 1869.

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