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Hessian Soldier
+Unknown Unknown
[Oral history says that this Hessian soldier, father of John Parsons,
was captured with Cornwallis at Yorktown]

Cornwallis surrendered his army of 7,157 on October 19, 1781.
British & Hessian soldiers killed 156; 326 wounded.

 

...... 2 John Parsons b: Abt. 1775 (See sources)
..........+Elizabeth Hill b: Abt. 1790 , b. VA, Race: M
............Father:
James Hill Mother: Unknown Unknown

............... 3 Mary Jane Parsons b: 1810 in Virginia
................... +
John Dalton b: 1791 in Virginia m: Bef. 1831 d: Abt. 1855
................................ Father: Henry Dorton Mother: Eleanor Russell

....................... 4 Phebe Dalton b: 1831 +William Male b: 1828
................................. Father: John Male Mother: Sarah Male

....................... 4 Bartholomeau Dalton b: 1833 in Virginia

....................... 4 Isaac Dalton b: 1834 in Virginia d: 1910 +Elizabeth M. Harris

....................... 4 George P. Dalton b: Bet. 1837 - 1841 in Virginia +Abigail Mayle b: September 15, 1844

....................... 4 Nelson Dalton b: 1839 in VA. +Martha Newsome

....................... 4 Nancy Dalton b: 1840 in Virginia +George William Male b: 1838
...........................Father: John Male Mother: Sarah Male

....................... 4 Clarissa Jane Dalton b: 1842 +Eli Dalton b: 1837
............................Father: Nimrod Dolton Mother: Mary Male

....................... 4 John Dalton II b: 1843 in Virginia +Sarah "Crauzer" Crouser
........................... Father: John Crauzer Mother: Nancy Harris

....................... 4 Nimrod Dalton b: 1845 in Virginia

....................... 4 Airy Jane Dalton b: February 1847 +James E. Barnes b: 1852 in Barbour Co.,(W)VA
........................... m: February 3, 1874 in Barbour Co., WV d: August 15, 1887 Barbour Co., WV
..................................Father: Richard Barnes Mother: Unknown Unknown

............... 3 James Parsons b: 1812.
....................+Mary Dalton b: 1816 m: December 11, 1835 in Monongalia County, (W)VA ......................Father: John Dalton Mother: Clara Newman

....................... 4 George Parsons b: 1836 in Taylor County, (W) VA
........................... +Mary Cook b: 1838 in Barbour County, W VA
.............................. m: December 23, 1855 in Preston County, (W) VA
.....................................Father: Allen Cook Mother: Margaret Kennedy

....................... 4 Sarah "Sally" Parsons b: 1837 +John Male, Jr. b: Abt. 1825 in ,Taylor County, (W)VA

....................... 4 John D. Parsons b: 1839

....................... 4 Isaac Parsons b: 1840

....................... 4 Christian Parsons b: 1843

....................... 4 Mary Parsons b: 1845

....................... 4 James Parsons II b: 1846

....................... 4 Ellis Parsons b: 1849

............... 3 Nancy Parsons b: 1813 in Preston County, (W)VA

............... 3 Thomas Parsons b: 1816 +Elizabeth Male b: 1833
.................. Father: Reese Male Mother: Delilah Dalton

....................... 4 Reese Parsons b: 1852 +Susan Male b: 1855
.......................... Father: James Franklin Male Mother: Sarah Jane Kennedy

....................... 4 Josephine Parsons b: 1854

....................... 4 Andrew Parsons b: 1857

....................... 4 Mellissa Parsons b: 1860

............... 3 John Parsons b: 1820 + Mary Unknown

....................... 4 Andy Parsons b: 1850

....................... 4 William Parsons b: 1853

....................... 4 Henry Parsons b: 1856

....................... 4 Alvin Parsons b: 1867

....................... 4 Mary Parsons b: 1872

....................... 4 Frank Parsons b: 1873

............... 3 Joseph "Buck" Parsons b: 1827 +Mary KENNEDY b: 1831
.................. Father: Samuel Kennedy Mother: Elizabeth Male

....................... 4 Samuel Parsons b: 1850
...........................+ Martha E. Kennedy Father: Jefferson Kennedy Mother: Lacey Ann Male
...........................*2nd Wife Emily Kennedy b: 1862
............................................. Father: Jefferson Kennedy Mother: Lacey Ann Male

....................... 4 Matilda Parsons b: 1851

....................... 4 Lucinda Parsons b: 1853

....................... 4 Elizabeth Parsons b: 1855

....................... 4 William Parsons b: 1859

....................... 4 Amanda Parsons b: 1861

....................... 4 Joseph Alexander Parsons b: 1868

....................... 4 Isaac Parsons b: 1872

............... 3 William Parsons b: 1830


Source for John Parsons

In the 1811 Virginia tax records of Monongalia county, John Parsons are specified as "of color."

In the 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818 and 1819 Monongalia Tax Records, John Parsons was listed.

In the 1820 tax rolls, John Parsons is listed as John Possons.

In the 1821 tax rolls, John Parsons is listed as John Bassons.

In the years of 1822, 1823 and 1824, John Parsons was on the tax rolls .

1825-1834; Starting in the year 1825, [Isaac Cooper's District] John Parsons was listed as
Captain John Parsons and each year thereafter until 1834.

1841; John Parson was last taxed in his Virginia home in 1841.

 


Source - James Hill, Sr. and James Hill, Jr.

In the 1811 Virginia tax records of Monongalia County, James Hill, Sr. and James Hill, Jr. are specified as "of color."

In the 1811 Virginia tax records of Monongalia County, Joseph Hill and William Hill are also specified as "of color."


 

1811 Virginia Tax Records Monongalia County (W)VA
the following are specified as "of color."

John Parsons (and Elizabeth Hill are the parents of Mary Jane Parsons. Mary Jane m. John Dorton, son of Henry Dorton.)

Henry Dorton - progenitor of Dorton/Dolton/Dalton family
Levi Dorton [Henry's son]
John Dorton [Henry's son, John Dalton]

Joseph Hill - spouse of Sarah Goings b. 1793. Sarah Goings is the sister of Sophia - Sophia married 1816 Warner Pritchard. Warner married 2nd to Henry Dalton's daughter, Ruth.

James Hill, Sr. - father of James Hill, Jr. below
James Hill, Jr. -
b. 1785 is the spouse of Henry Dorton's daughter, Anne "Nancy" Dalton m. Mar 10, 1811.
William Hill -
b. 1787 is the brother of James Hill, Jr.. William m. Polly Dolton December 2, 1810. Polly is the daughter of Heny Dorton.

 


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