Marion Alexander Harrold was born in
Green County, Tennessee, April 26, 1837. He died at
his home in Ridgefarm, Illinois, December 26, 1906.
As a young boy, Marion mastered the trade of blacksmith,
tought by his father, Uriah. (Uriah was a
Marion spent the early part of his life near New Market,
Tennessee. That is where he graduated
Marion's father died before the Civil War. Susannah
(Marion's mother) took the family north (along with other Union
supporters). The Harrold family arrived in Ridgefarm, Illinois in
Marion enlisted in the "Pioneer corps of the army" in
1864. Later he was assigned to the "blacksmith department". He
served as a blacksmith in the Union army until the Civil War ended.
It is ironic that Marion was located for a long time near his
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