VA-FF12 The Hollow

Marker text: THE HOLLOW

In 1765, John Marhsall, then nine, moved with his family from his birthplace 30 miles southeast to a small, newly constructed frame house one-quarter mile east known as The Hollow. The house built by his father, Thomas Marhsall, was his home until 1773, when the family moved five miles east to Oak Hill. After the American Revolution began, Thomas Marshall and his sons, John Marshall, James Markham Marshall, and Thomas Marshall, Jr. fought in numerous Revolutionary War battles including Great Bridge and Yorktown. John Marhsall later served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1801 to 1835.

Department of Historic Resources, 1998.

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