Marshall Wilson (1806-1839) was a carpenter, the husband of Martha Wilson, His best man was Mr. Quail, president of the Brooklyn Bank. With his sons Jake Wilson and Jerrod Wilson they arrived to Brooklyn Heights and he built their house on 10 Front Street.

He and his wife were suddenly killed in a dark, damp, dreary, cold, rainy, windy, winter night in an unfortunate horse-drawn buggy accident. He was buried in the Greenwood cemetery.

In his memory, Jake erected a fake tombstone to 'Wilson Marshall' in the cemetery of New Helvetia which contained clues for his brother, Jerrod, to find him.


In respect for our father

Marshall Wilson
Taken away 1839
Age 33

A man whose steps are
worthy to walk in.
This great name to be
carried on by
Jake and Jerrod.