James A. Marshall diary  1853
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Biography

James Ayrault Marshall was born in 1833 and baptized in Colebrook, Connecticut, on May 1, 1835. He was the son of Raphael and Mary Ann (Ayrault) Marshall. His mother died March 31, 1833, possibly in childbirth. Marshall taught school in Athens, New York, before embarking on a trip around Mississippi in 1853, during which he gave sporadic temperance lectures and considered taking work as a teacher of bookkeeping. During an epidemic of yellow fever, Marshall died of the disease on September 5, 1853, near Vicksburg, Mississippi.