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PARSONS PATRIOTS & VETERANS


From "Parsons Family History"
American Genealogical Research Institute
Heritage Press, Inc., Washington, D.C., 1977


Battle of Lexington. This 1859 engraving by Josephy Smillie depicts the fighting bwtween the British regulars under Major Pitcairn and the Massachusetts Minutemen on Lexington Green, 19 April, 1775. The "shot heard round the world" opened a long and bloody war.

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Specific sources used in the following compilation of the Parsons family's military history in the American Revolution include the DAR Patriot Index; Max Ellsworth Hoyt's Index to Revolutionary War Pension Applications; and Francis B. Heitman's Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution.

Aaron Parsons, Sr. (born 2 June 1712, died 4 August 1795); did civil cervice in Massachusetts; married to Mercy Atchinson.

Aaron Parsons, II (born 14 February 1736, died 22 September 1790); sergeant in a Massachusetts unit; married to Eunice Warriner.

Aaron Parsons III (born 26 January 1761, died 11 February 1815); sergeant in a Massachusetts unit; married to Rachel Preston.

Abraham Parsons (born 20 February 1764, died 16 March 1852); private in a Connecticut unit; married to Urana Starr.

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Abraham Parsons (born 5 March 1757, died 26 August 1822); second lieutenant in a New Jersey unit; pensioned; married to Leonora Ryder.

Amos Parsons (born 21 August 1758, died 7 June 1847); private in a Massachusetts unit; pensioned; married to Abigail Parker.

Amasa Parsons (born 8 April 1764, died after 1798), private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Hannah Bartlett.

Andrew Parsons (born 25 December 1761, died 20 September 1849); private in a Massachusetts unit; pensioned; married to Rebecca Lee.

Asahel Parsons (born 11 December 1747, died 31 May 1816); private in a Connecticut unit; married (1st) to Abigail Kingsbury and (2nd) to Hannah Sexton.

Asahel Parsons (born 1734, died 26 March, 1818); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Rebekah Clark.

Benjamin Parsons (born 5 January 1753, died 8 October 1812); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Miriam Winslow.

Charles Parsons (born 17 September 1742, died 8 March 1814); captain in a New York unit; married to Lucy Baldwin.

Charles Parsons (born 1745, died after 1820); soldier in a Virginia unit; married (1st) to Elizabeth Chestnut and (2nd) to Nancy Elizabeth Sleith.

Daniel Parsons (born 23 June 1744, date of death unknown); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Sarah Davis.

Daniel Parsons (born 30 March 1762, died April 1841); private in a Connecticut unit; pensioned; married to Eunice Bartram.

David Parsons (born 24 May 1732, died 22 May 1803); captain in a Connecticut unjit; married (1st) to Mary Pease and (2nd) to Esther Hurlburt.

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David Parsons (born 17 January 1748/49, died 4 March 1812); corporal in a Connecticut unit; married to Lois Thompson.

David Parsons (born 1735, died July 1820); lieutenant in a Massachusetts unit; married to Rebecca Robinson.

David Parsons (born 6 October 1728, died 28 November 1808); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Mary Winnery.

Ebenezer Parsons (born 23 June 1746, died 16 November 1818); private in a Connecticut unit; married to Anna Fitch.

Eldad Parsons (born 26 August 1755, died 10 July 1823); private in a Massachusetts unit; married (1st) to Experience Bardwell, (2nd) to Mrs. Asenath (Allen), and (3rd) to Mrs. Hyocinthia Phelps.

Eli Parsons (born 23 January 1756, died 11 November 1834); private in a Connecticut unit; pensioned; married (1st) to Rebecah Allen and (2nd) to Huldah Kellogg.

Eli Parsons (born 29 January 1748, died 25 September 1830); lieutenant in a New York unit; married to Presis Graves.

Eliezer Parsons (born 15 November 1761, died 22 May 1844); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Judith Pote.

Elihu Parsons (born 1719, died 22 August 1785); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Sarah Edwards.

Elijah Parsons (born 17 April 1744, died 1796); private in a Massachusetts unit; married (1st) to Eunice Cadwell and (2nd) to Eunice Jennings.

Elisha Parsons (born 16 November 1731, died 22 May 1844); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Lucy Alvord.

Enoch Parsons (born 18 June 1739, died 1 October 1827); ensign in a Connecticut unit; married to Abigail Clogstone.

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George Parsons (born 16 December 1734, died 4 January 1809), first lieutenant in a Maryland unit; married to Temperance _______.

Gideon Parsons (born 24 February 1739, died 11 July 1831); orderly sergeant in a Massachusetts unit; pensioned; married to Mary Warner.

Hezekiah Parsons, Sr. (born 1728, died 12 September 1813); captain in a Connecticut unit; married to Mrs. Sarah Abbe Chapin.

Hezekiah Parsons, Jr. (born 3 February 1752, died 17 May 1808); minute man in a Connecticut unit; married to Margaret Kibbee.

Hezekiah Parsons (born 14 June 1757, died 22 May 1825); ensign in a Connecticut unit; married (1st) to Anna Webster and (2nd) to Ruth Case.

Isaac Parsons (born 14 April 1740, died 9 October 1825); captain in a Massachusetts unit; married (1st) to Anna Merrill, (2nd) to Salome Merrill, (3rd) to Mrs. Deborah (Nash) Hewett, (4th) to Mrs. Mary (Noyes) Ellis, and (5th) to Mrs. Lucy Bacon.

Isaac Parsons (born 16 October 1745, died 19 September 1819); private in a Massachusetts unit; married (1st) to Mindwell King, (2nd) to Martha Bartlett, and (3rd) to Mrs. Rachel Searle.

Israel Parsons (born 12 December 1748, died 29 January 1818); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Mary Clark.

Israel Parsons (born 11 June 1762, died 20 September 1846); private, quartermaster, did civil service in Massachusetts; pensioned; married to Mary Marvin.

Ithamar Parsons, Jr. (born October 1750, died 24 July 1828); did patriotic service in Connecticut; married to Mehitable Hull.

Jabez Parsons (born 16 July 1754, died 24 December 1836); first lieutenant in a Connecticut unit; pensioned; married (1st) to Martha Terry and (2nd) to Sarah Brown.

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Jacob Parsons (born 1719, died 1795); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Lorraine Sedgwick.

Jacob Parsons (born 22 October 1719, died 13 January 1795); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Beulah Hunt.

James Parsons (born 25 October 1746, died 20 August 1796); matross in a Massachusetts unit; married to Deborah Lane.

James Parsons (born around 1750, died 1813); captain in a Virginia unit; married (2nd) to Rebecca Simps.

Jeffry Parsons (born May 1746, died 1792); corporal in a Massachusetts unit; married to Mary Vinson.

Jesse Parsons (born 1758, died 29 October 1828); private in a Connecticut unit; married to Hannah Robinson.

Joel Parsons (born 28 January 1753, died 9 August 1831); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Tryphena Booth.

Joel Parsons (born 29 May 1739, died 10 November 1811); lieutenant in a Massachusetts unit; married to Abigail Ferry.

John Parsons, Jr. (born 4 April 1744, died 7 January 1821); sergeant in a Connecticut unit; married to Ann Osborne.

John Parsons (born 25 November 1753, died 1848); private in a Connecticut unit; pensioned; married (1st) to Asenath Carrington and (2nd) to Elizabeth Munson.

John Parsons (born around 1735, died before 3 November 1807); did patriotic service in Maryland; married to Rebecca ________.

John Parsons (born January 1737, died 2 March 1821); lieutenant in a Massachusetts unit; married (1st) to Hanna ________ and (2nd) to Mercy Gibson.

John Parsons (born 8 June 1762, died 24 January 1832); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Rebeckah Lee.

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John Parsons (born 10 November 1751, died 31 May 1838); ensign in a New Hampshire unit; pensioned; married to Lydia Folsom.

John Parsons (born 12 March 1748, died 1854); private in a New Jersey unit; pensioned; married to Louisa Edmonds.

John Parsons, Sr. (born 1706, died 28 June 1793); did patriotic service in New York; married (1st) to Martha Barnes and (2nd) to Abigail Chatfield.

John Parsons, Jr. (born 18 December 1738, died 16 August 1799); did patriotic service in New York; married to Chloe Conklin.

John Parsons (born 1705, died 5 November 1775); did patriotic service in New York; married to Phoebe Miller.

John Parsons (born 10 June 1755, died 21 October 1822); private in a Pennsylvania unit; married (1st) to Elizabeth Simcox and (2nd) to Sarah Hamilton.

Jonathan Parsons (born 23 March 1734/35, died after 1796); did patriotic service in Connecticut; married to Tryphena Bement.

Jonathan Parsons (born 25 April 1735, died 29 December 1783); Navy captain in a Massachusetts unit; married to Hannah Gyles.

Jonathan Parsons (baptised 19 July 1713, died 25 June 1823); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Susanna Hadley.

Jonathan Parsons (born 1735, died 2 May 1810); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Mary Merrick.

Joseph Parsons (born 25 June 1758, died 13 January 1837); major in a Connecticut unit; married (2nd) to Mrs. Mabel Olmstead Reynolds.

Joseph Parsons (born 25 June 1758, died 20 February 1837); private in a Connecticut unit; pensioned; married (1st) to Anna Hancock, (2nd) to Mrs. Mabel Reynolds, and (3rd) to Lydia ________.
(These two "Joseph Parsons" are obviously the same person, but with conflicting/additional information)

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Joseph Parsons (born 5 October 1738, died 17 January 1811); drummer in a Massachusetts unit; married to Anna Poor.

Joseph Parsons (born 6 September 1762, died after 1818); private in a Massachusetts unit; married (1st) to Lydia Lord and (2nd) to Abigail Adams.

Joseph Parsons (born 14 December 1746, died 8 February 1832); captain in a New Hampshire unit; married to Mary Langdon Sevey.

Joseph Parsons (born 1760, died 28 November 1737); captain in a North Carolina unit; pensioned; married to Nancy Jordan.

Josiah Parsons (born 27 March 1750, died 15 May 1807); lieutenant in a Massachusetts unit; married to Sarah Sewall.

Justin Parsons (born 19 July 1759, died 26 April 1847); private in Vermont and New York units; married to Electa Frary.

Lemuel Parsons (born 1755, died 1830); soldier in a New Hampshire unit; pensioned; married to Margaret Colton.

Mahlon Parsons (born 4 July 1762, died 26 March 1821); private in a Pennsylvania unit; married to Mary Wood.

Marshfield Parsons (born 7 February 1733, died 13 June 1813); lieutenant colonel in a Connecticut unit; married (1st) Lois Wait, (2nd) Abigail Marvin, (3rd) Abigail Waterman, and (4th) Phebe Griffin.

Medad Parsons (born 22 August 1754, died 24 April 1818); did civil service in Vermont; married (1st) to Sybil Harmon and (2nd) to Wealthy Chase.

Moses Parsons, Jr. (born 1 September 1731, died 5 July 1814); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Mahitable Bridgman.

Nathan Parsons (born 27 November 1734, died 1811); captain in a Connecticut unit; married to Ann Smith.

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Nathan Parsons (born December 1752, died 11 October 1823); adjutant in a Massachusetts unit; pensioned; married (2nd) to Susanna Dwight.

Nathan Parsons (born 30 September 1744, died 23 June 1785); corporal in a Massachusetts unit; married to Sarah Bancroft.

Nathaniel Parsons (born 16 May 1733, died 13 November 1807); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Sarah Rust.

Nehemiah Parsons (born 1760, died 2 August 1836); private in a Massachusetts unit; pensioned; married to Lucretia Bray.

Noah Parsons (born 6 February 1731, died 11 November 1814); sergeant in a Massachusetts unit; married to Phoebe Bartlett.

Oliver Parsons (born 10 February 1760, died 6 May 1800); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Rhoda Parsons.

Paul Parsons (born 17 January 1762, died 20 April 1848); private in a Connecticut unit; married to Phebe Coe.

Philemon Parsons (born 3 April 1737, died after 1790); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Patty Davis.

Reuben Parsons (born 1739, died 20 February 1799); sergeant in a Connecticut unit; married to Margaret Granger.

Richard Parsons (born 24 August 1749, died 13 June 1821); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Dorethy Lamp Here.

Robert Parsons II (born 17 September 1748, died 7 November 1822); first lieutenant in a New Jersey unit; married to Sarah Mulford.

Samuel Parsons, Sr. (date of birth unknown, died 4 March 1848); artificer in a Connecticut unit; married to Martha Clark.

Samuel Parsons (born 1733, died 1812); first lieutenant in a Massachusetts unit; married to Lucy Pomaroy.

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Samuel Parsons (born 22 February 1758, died 25 December 1821); sergeant in a New Jersey unit; married to Mary Crane.

Samuel Parsons (born 8 April 1851, died 10 November 1842); sergeant in a New York unit; married (1st) to Mrs. Enice McCord and (2nd) to Elizabeth Decker.

Samuel Parsons, Sr. (baptised August 1724, died 10 January 1790); did patriotic service in New York; married to Mary Marry.

Samuel Parsons, Jr. (baptised August 1753, died 17 March 1843); private in a New York unit; married to Betsy Conkling.

Samuel Parsons (born 1762, died 1832); private in a Virginia unit; married to Ann ________.

Samuel Holding Parsons (born 14 May 1737, died 17 November 1789); major general in a Connecticut unit; married to Mehitable Mather.

Seth Parsons (born 15 September 1757, died 21 June 1850); private in a Connecticut unit; married to Susan Babcock.

Silas Parsons (born 20 September 1761, died 6 December 1839); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Sarah Fiske.

Solomon Parsons (born 29 August 1757, died 11 May 1831); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Rebecca Coburn.

Stephen Parsons (born 1755, died 1813); private in a New Jersey unit; married to Ellen McIlvaine.

Sylvanus Parsons (born 26 July 1758, died 1825); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Mary Webster.

Thomas Parsons (born 29 November 1718, died 22 December 1811); did patriotic service in Connecticut; married (1st) to Mary Parsons, (2nd) to Lydia Booth, and (3rd) to Mrs. Jemima Bailey.

Thomas Parsons (born 18 September 1735, died 10 August 1811); did patriotic service in New Hampshire; married (1st) to Anne Poor and (2nd) to Lucy Bradsbury.

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Thomas Parsons (born 11 November 1730, died 1 November 1804); private in a Virginia unit; married (1st) to Mary Rennick, (2nd) to Hannah Taylor, and (3rd) to Elsie Miles.

Timothy Parsons (born 22 June 1738, died 2 February 1822); corporal in a Massachusetts unit; married to Martha Hubbard.

Warham Parsons (baptised 1753, died after January 1809); private in a Massachusetts unit; married to Priscilla ________.

William Parsons (born 24 March 1750, died 29 May 1819); private in a Connecticut unit; married to Abigail Wright.

William Parsons (born 11 June 1746, died 12 November 1828); captain in a Massachusetts unit; married to Sarah Finson.

William Parsons (born 1 November 1736, died after 1790); did patriotic service in Maine; married to Sarah Rust.

William Parsons (born 22 October 1742, died 4 August 1826); did patriotic service in Maine; married to Abigail Frost Blunt.

William Parsons (born around 1742, died 6 July 1829); soldier in a South Carolina unit; married to Mary Goolsby.

William Parsons (born 25 September 1760, died 10 September 1829); soldier in a Virginia unit; married to Catherine Stoker.

Woodson Parsons (born 1747/48, died after 15 February 1797); private in a Virginia unit; married to Ann Mosby.



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