According to a brief obituary which appeared in the Firelands Pioneer, Amelia Holland was born in County Galway, Ireland. She came to the U.S. in 1823 with her parents, and they settled in Sandusky, Ohio. In 1835 Amelia Holland married William Marshall. They had a large family of seven children. Mrs. Amelia Holland Marshall died on September 1, 1901, She was buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.