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PARSONS

 

Migration pattern:

ENG?>VA>NC>KY>IL>MO>TX>CA

 

 

NOTE:  Research into this family is currently on hold, but I am leaving this page up to serve as a guide for other family members.

 

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

 

RICHARD PARSONS 

m:  LYDIA BRIGGS

children:

i.             Hannah PARSONS 

·       b: c 1746, Pittsylvania Co., VA 

·       d: unknown

·       m: Joseph MIDKIFF (Madkiff, Maskiff)

 

ii.           Agnes PARSONS 

·       b: c 1748, Pittsylvania Co., VA 

·       d: unknown

·       m: John MIDKIFF (Madkiff, Maskiff)

         

iii.      George PARSONS 

·       b: c 1750, Pittsylvania Co., VA 

·       d: unknown

·       m:

         

iv.       Joseph PARSONS 

·       b: c 1752, Pittsylvania Co., VA 

·       d: unknown

·       m: Margaret (Peggy) GRIFFITH

         

v.        John PARSONS 

·       b: c 1754, Pittsylvania Co., VA 

·       d: Jan 6, 1808 Pittsylvania Co., VA ???

·       m: Sarah ADKINS (Atkins, Atkinson)

                   

vi.       Samuel PARSONS 

·       b: c 1756, Pittsylvania Co., VA 

·       d: unknown

·       m: Dec 21, 1779 Rebecca FARTHING, Pittsylvania Co., VA

 

          vii.      Lydia PARSONS 

·       b: c 1760, Pittsylvania Co., VA 

·       d: c 1805

·       m: c 1773, Stephen YATES

·  b: 1756

·  d: 1836

 

          viii.     William PARSONS 

·       b: c 1762, Pittsylvania Co., VA 

·       d: 1818, Pittsylvania Co., VA

·       m: Mary (Polly) BANKS

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

 

JOHN PARSONS (Richard 1)

m:  SARAH ADKINS (Atkins, Atkinson) c 1750

children:

          i.        Eli PARSONS

·       b:      

·       d:      

·       m:     

 

          ii.       Frederick PARSONS

·       b:      

·       d:      

·       m:     

 

          iii.      Levine (daughter) PARSONS

·       b:      

·       d:      

·       m:     

 

          iv.       Sarah "Sally PARSONS

·       b:      

·       d:      

·       m:     

 

          v.        Gabriel PARSONS

·       b:      

·       d:      

·       m: Sarah JUSTICE Nov 2, 1796  Pittsylvania Co., VA

 

          vi.       Jesse PARSONS 

·       b:  c 1763, Pittsylvania Co., VA

·       d:  Oct 28, 1828  Blue Twp, Jackson Co., MO

·       m:  Elizabeth (Betsy) LAY   Mar 26, 1794, Wilkes Co., NC

 

          vii      William PARSONS

·       b:      

·       d:      

·       m: Phebe ADKINS  Sep 29, 1800, Pittsylvania Co., VA

 

          viii     Lydia PARSONS

·       b:      

·       d:      

·       m: Samuel MIDKIFF  Nov 17, 1800, Pittsylvania Co., VA

 

          ix.      Richard PARSONS

·       b:      

·       d:      

·       m: Milley TURLEY  Oct 15, 1804, Pittsylvania Co., VA

 

          x.       John PARSONS

·       b:      

·       d:      

·       m: Mishel PARSONS (cousin)  Feb 26, 1803, Pittsylvania Co., VA

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

 

JESSE PARSONS (John 2, Richard 1)

m:  ELIZABETH LAY Mar 26, 1794, Wilkes Co., NC

 

children:

          i. unnamed son      

·       b: after 1794        

·       d:      

·       m:     

 

          ii. Henry PARSONS        

·       b: c1798 (Stayed in IL when family moved to MO   

·       d:      

·       m:     

 

          iii. John PARSONS         

·       b: c1800      

·       d:  1864, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., TX  

·       m: Priscilla unknown (#2)

 

          iv. Zoah PARSONS

·       b: c1803, Knox Co., KY              

·       d:      

·       m: Mary unknown  

 

       v. James PARSONS        

·       b: 1805, Knox Co., KY      

·       d: Jun 8, 1859 or 1860, Allen Co., KS  

·       m: Elizabeth FOSTER Apr 27, 1826, Jackson Co., MO    

 

          vi. William Hugh PARSONS      

·       b: c1807, Knox Co., KY    

·       d: 1888, Uvalde, TX        

·       m: Nancy SMITH, May 25, 1828, MO.

 

          vii. Rebecca PARSONS   

·       b: 1809, Knox Co., KY      

·       d:      

·       m: David HUFF, Aug 29, 1829, Jackson Co., MO     

 

          viii. Sarah “Sally” PARSONS     

·       b: c1810, Knox Co., KY     

·       d:      

·       m: George WILSON, Nov 7, 1830, Jackson Co., MO         

 

          ix. Ann PARSONS 

·       b: c1813, Knox Co., KY     

·       d:      

·       m: James VINCENT, Dec 26, 1840, Van Buren Co., MO    

 

          x. Eleanor PARSONS      

·       b: c1816, Franklin Co., IL

·       d:      

·       m: Joseph MULKEY        

 

          xi. Margaret PARSONS  

·       b: c1819, Franklin Co., IL

·       d:      

·       m: Henry MITCHELL, Jul 24, 1842, Van Buren Co., MO

 

          xii. Mary ViomaOma” PARSONS       

·       b: Aug 6, 1820, Cooper (Later called Jackson) Co., MO     

·       d: Jun 14, 1915, Atacosa, TX     

·       m: Claiborne AKERS, Sep 25, 1842, Cass Co., MO   

 

notes:  Family moved to Knox Co., KY before 1803, then to Franklin Co., IL between 1813 and 1816, then on to Cass Co., MO (1st called Cooper Co, then Jackson Co., then Cass in 1835 ) between 1819 and Aug 1820.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

 

JAMES PARSONS (Jesse 3, John 2, Richard 1)

m:  ELIZABETH FOSTER

 

children:

       i.        Henry Davis PARSONS

·       b: Oct 9, 1828, Jackson Co., MO         

·       d:  Dec 9, unk, Glen Rose, Somervell Co., TX

·       m:  #1 Emeline “Emily” GATES 

 

ii.           Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" PARSONS

·       b: 1831, Jackson Co., MO

·       d:

·       m: Elgin LOWREY

 

          iii.      Mark Foster PARSONS  

·       b: Oct 30, 1834, MO 

·       d: Jun 30, 1912, Visalia, Tulare Co., CA

·       m: Mandelia CARNEY 

 

          iv.       Jesse PARSONS

·       b: 1836 or 1837, Cass Co., MO

·       d:

·       m: Apr 1866, Julia Ann TYE

 

          v.        James Alexander PARSONS

·       b: 1839, Cass Co., MO

·       d: Jul 7 (9?), 1877

·       m: Jennie DENNISON

 

          vi.       Martha J (F?) PARSONS

·       b: 1841, Cass Co., MO

·       d:

·       m:     

 

vii.         Louisa Jane PARSONS

·       b:      

·       d:      

·       m: Mr. BERTRANCE        

 

notes:

          James A went to CA in 1854, possibly with his brother Mark who also went to CA in 1854.  His nephew Thomas Valentine came out about 1875. 

 

 

GENERATION 5

 

 

HENRY DAVIS PARSONS (James 4, Jesse 3, John 2, Richard 1)

(Probably in Allen Co., KS – onsite research in Glen Rose has dispelled this family story)

m:  #1 EMELINE "Emily" GATES

 

children with Emily:

       i. Thomas Valentine PARSONS

·       b:  Jan 6, 1854, TX 

·       d:  Jun 3, 1927, San Diego, CA

·       m:  Martha "Mattie" Amanda GASH, 1882, Visalia, CA

 

m:  #2  Harriet TODD 

children with Harriet:

 

          ii. Rosa Isabelle PARSONS       

·       b: Mar 19, 1858, TX        

·       d:      

·       m: Harry FOREMAN

 

          iii.  William Bradford PARSONS        

·       b: May 30, 1859

·       d:

·       m: Mamie unknown

 

          iv.  Emma Hade PARSONS        

·       b: Jul 9, 1861        

·       d:      

·       m:     

 

          v. James Clark PARSONS         

·       b: Jul 31, 1863      

·       d: Apr 3, 1864       

·       m: N/A        

 

          vi. Flora Eliza PARSONS

·       b: May 25, 1865    

·       d:      

·       m: unknown CHANEY      

 

          vii. Louise PARSONS      

·       b: Nov 30, 1867    

·       d:      

·       m: unknown JACKSON    

 

          viii. Eddie Davis PARSONS       

·       b: Sep 5, 1870       

·       d:      

·       m: Lucy unknown   

 

          ix. Frank K PARSONS     

·       b:      

·       d:      

·       m: Apr 29, 1896, Rebecca McBETH

 

          x. Sarah Elizabeth PARSONS

(May not have been a child of Henry/Harriet)        

·       b: 1867        

·       d:  Dec 21, 1872    

·       m:

 

MARK FOSTER PARSONS

m: Mandelia CARNEY  Feb 13, 1870 or 1872

 

children:

          i.  Alfred PARSONS 

·       b: c1873, CA (Twin?)

·       d:      

·       m:     

 

          ii.  Arthur PARSONS

·       b: c1873, CA (Twin?)

·       d:

·       m:     

 

          iii. Charles D. PARSONS           

·       b: c1876

·       d:

·       m:

 

          iv. Lee PARSONS

·       b: Jul 11, 1880, CA  (Twin?) 

·       d: Nov 28, 1947, Visalia, Tulare Co., CA

·       m:

 

          v. Elgin PARSONS

·       b: c1880, CA  (Twin?)

·       d:

·       m:

 

          vi. Sterling PARSONS

·  b: Dec 3, 1889, CA

·  d: Jun 29, 1949, Fresno Co., CA 

·  m:     

 

vii. Esther PARSONS

·       b: c1894      

·       d:      

·       m:     

 

viii. Ewell C. PARSONS

·       b: Jun 21, 1896, CA 

·       d: Jan 1, 1974, Fontana, San Bernardino Co., CA

·       m:  

 

 

GENERATION 6

 

 

THOMAS VALENTINE PARSONS 

(Henry Davis 5, James, 4, Jesse 3, John 2, Richard 1)

Texas

Visalia, Tulare Co., CA c1875- 

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA  <1927

m:  MARTHA "Mattie" AMANDA GASH   May 21, 1882,

Visalia, Tulare Co., CA 

 

children:

          i.        William Davis PARSONS 

·       b:  Sep 14, 1884, MO

·       d:  Apr 10, 1962, Norco, Riverside Co., CA

·       m:  #1  Alvena LEACH

                          #2  Lena STARKEY  Aug 4, 1906

 

          ii.       Guy Valentine PARSONS

·       b:  Jan 13, 1887, Visalia Tulare Co., CA

·       d:  Jul 16, 1946, San Diego CA

·       m:  #1  Roberta CLAWSON  Sep 14, 1908

                          #2  Ella BARNETT   

 

          iii.      Marion Earl PARSONS

·       b:  Mar 6, 1889, Visalia, Tulare Co., CA

·       d:  Nov 12, 1890, Visalia, Tulare Co., CA 

·       m: n/a

 

          iv.       Jesse Lawrence PARSONS

·       b:  Dec 20, 1891,  Tipton, Tulare Co., CA

·       d:  Jul 22, 1923, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA  ???

·       m:   Cora CANUP  Apr 20, 1910, 6 children

 

       v.        Elizabeth May PARSONS

·       b:  Apr 23, 1894, Tipton, Tulare Co., CA 

·       d:  Jan 24, 1983, Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA 

·       m: Alva Ray SPECK  Mar 24, 1913, Santa Ana, CA

 

          vi.       Elsie Irene PARSONS

·       b:  Mar 1, 1897, Visalia, Tulare Co., CA

·       d:  Oct 19, 1989, Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA 

·       m: Elmer Ross HARPER  May 9, 1934

         

 

GENERATION 7

 

 

ELIZABETH MAY PARSONS

(Thomas 6, Henry Davis 5, James, 4, Jesse 3, John 2, Richard 1)

Tipton, Tulare Co., CA  (1894-ca 1897) 

                    Visalia, Tulare Co., CA  (1897-?) 

                    Rochester, San Bernardino Co., CA  (early 1900s)

                    Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA  (ca 1913-?)

          after marriage same as Alvin SPECK  

m:  Alva "Alvin" Ray SPECK  Mar 24, 1913, Santa Ana, CA

Mechanic, owned own garage in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ

Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA

Oceanside, San Diego, CA

Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA

Tingley, Ringgold Co., IA (1891-1898)

                    Overton, Dawson Co., NE (1898-1901)

                    Loveland, Larimer Co., CO (1901-1907)

                    Upland, San Bernardino Co., CA (1907-?)

                    Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA  (1913-?) 

                    Phoenix/Mesa AZ  (c1916)

                    Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA  (c1919)

                    Oceanside, San Diego Co., CA  (c1922-5)

                    Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA  (c1925-1981)

children:

 

Three children 

 

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