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John Marshall's brother James M. Marshall built a manor house called "Happy Creek" on his property near Front Royal Virginia sometime before 1808. He lived there until 1816, when he left the estate to his oldest son. 


Hobson, Charles. “John Marshall to James M. Marshall, 20 May 1808.” In The Papers of John Marshall Digital Edition, 7:174. Correspondence, Papers, and Selected Judicial Opinions, April 1807-December 1813. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. Accessed August 24, 2022.

Paxton, W. M. and Book Traces Project. The Marshall Family, or A Genealogical Chart of the Descendants of John Marshall and Elizabeth Markham, His Wife, Sketches of Individuals and Notices of Families Connected with Them. Cincinnati: R. Clarke & Co., 1885.