Trying to find The Marselas and Edason connection to Canada-
spelling may vary
Researching John Edason Marselas born about 1780 Maryland
I believe the Edason (spelling may vary) is a family name of his mother or another family name-
I believe the family was from Canada and came to Maryland with the French expulsion.
They changed their name to Marselas, but their real name could be a French variation of that name.
In Canada they were in the leather business-I believe in Nova Scotia- In Balto they had a Shoe store on Baltimore Street- Hawes and Marselas Shoes---They also had a hat shop...French Millinery Shop
Looking for info on the Marselas family in Baltimore MD-
Here are death/burial info from Green Mount Cemetery with the listed Spelling variations.
? means that I cannot read the letter
April 9 1849 ?. H Marselas
May 11 1849 J ? Marsellas and Others.... (children???)
Jan 19 1850 Emily L Marsellas
May 8 1852 Elizabeth Marsellas
Jan 22 1853 J H E Marsellas and child
July 1 1853 Mrs E A Marsellas (I think this is the mother E T Marcella born 1798) absent on 1860 census
Mar 31 1856 E R (Marsellas) Christopher
Oct 22 1900 William Christopher and his wife Laura Mullens Christopher is also buried in the Marselas family plot.
I am trying to figure out additional generations before those listed here-Also, trying to figure out where they came from? Canada? other states? They just seem to all of a sudden appear in Balto...then moved to Virginia between 1850-1860
The family is on the 1850 census in MD...then in VA on the 1860 census.
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