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DR. USHER" PARSONS 



Descendants of Cornet Joseph Parsons 
Springfield 1 636~Northampton 1655 



By 



Henry Parsons, A.M. 

Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society 



Vol. 2 



The Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor Co. 
New Haven, Conn. 



Copyright by Henry Parsons, 1920 



PREFACE 

In 1912-13 the book entitled, "Parsons' Family, Descendants 

of Cornet Joseph Parsons," was published. There was no 

thought, at that time, of continuing the work in a second volume. 

Soon after the delivery of this book, however, many letters 

were received asking for further information and expressing 

regret that certain lines of descent had not been completed. With 

^s^ these letters came suggestions as to data etc. that with proper 

>- research and arrangement would provide material for a second 

W volume the purpose of which would be to bring many more lines 

\J to the present generation. 

The present volume is the result of research and correspond- 
ence continued since 1914. It represents years of close study 
^ to verify and arrange a very large amount of material. This 
^ has been a serious task, and yet a pleasure and a privilege ; for 
whether as a member of a family, one prepares, or later reads 
% such records, one cannot but realize an honest satisfaction in 
\;;^ knowing the line from which one springs, and the lives and 
}■: deeds of those united to one by ties of blood and family. 
'j Early in 19 17 the material collected would have made a book 
of about 400 pages. Steps were taken at that time to publish 
the volume as it then appeared, but this project, with so many 
others of that year, had to be set aside because of the war with 
Germany. The years since 1914 have been of tragic importance 
in the world's history. Many of the present generation served 
their country and the world in the cause of truth, righteousness, 
and humanity, and many gave the last full measure of devotion. 
An effort was made to secure records of such service to add 
to the historic value of this book. In the meantime the volume 
grew since 1917 to its present size of over 700 pages. 

In arranging the material of this volume some perplexing 
problems had to be met in the effort to make it independent of, 
although virtually a continuation of, and supplementary to the 
first. Some historical matter could not be repeated, and bio- 
graphical sketches of early ancestors could be retold only in 
condensed form. Sincere thanks are due to those who have 
aided in gathering and arranging data of their particular Hues. 



XIV PREFACE 

The book is presented to all kith and kin with the hope that 
the present generation may find the historic view along a line 
of worthy forebears a call and an inspiration for the future. 
To be well-born is an inestimable privilege. The backward trail 
may lead through miasmatic valleys or over hills and mountain 
tops, with inspiring views or along monotonous levels. But to 
the wise the quest will bring its own reward, if, avoiding the 
errors of the past, the reader will "carry on," building upon 
the achievements of those who have gone before. 

Henry Parsons. 
October, 1920. 



ILLUSTRATIONS 

Portrait Dr. Usher" Parsons, 1788-1868, (see pages loi 

to 107) Frontispiece 

Old house at Northampton. Built by Comet Joseph^ 

Parsons in 1658 Page^6 

Commission as Captain issued in 171 1 to Esq. Joseph^ 

Parsons by Governor Dudley of Massachusetts 7 

The Parsons Tavern in Springfield, Mass 63 

Portrait of Linus^ Parsons, 1789-1854 74 

Portrait of Nancy (Hov/e) Parsons, wife of Linus^ 

Parsons, 1793-1866 76 

Residence of Thomas^ Parsons at Parsonsfield, Maine .... 85 

Residence of Col. Joseph^ Parsons at Parsonsfield, Maine loi 

Portrait of Hosmer® Parsons, 1807-1890 161 

Portrait of Isaac® Parsons, 1795-1878 193 

Portrait of Joseph^ Parsons, 1816-1887 238 

Portrait of Rev. John^ Parsons, 1820-1910 239 

Portrait of Edvvin^ Parsons, 1823-1895 240 

Parsons Memorial Library, at Alfred, Maine. Dedicated 

1903 242 

Portrait of George^ Parsons, 1826- 1907 244 

Public Library at Kennebunk, Maine, given by George'' 

Parsons 247 

Portrait of Charles^ Parsons, 1829-1904 249 

Portrait of Cyrus Mason^ Parsons, 1825-1917 298 

Portrait of Capt. Elias Howard' Parsons, 1841-1920 303 

Portrait of Emeline' (Parsons) Carr, wife of Thurlow 

Weed Carr, 1818-1881 316 

Portrait of George Walter' Parsons, 1834-1897 331 

Portrait of Sergeant Mahlon W.® Parsons, 1893 — 333 

Portrait of Lavinia^ (Baker) Alderman, 1892 — 334 

Old Janes-Parsons House, Easthampton, Mass., built in 

1750 460 

Portrait of Howard Hough^ Parsons, 1849 — ■ 549 

Portrait of Capt. Henry Griscom^ Parsons, 1874 — 588 



ERRATA 

Page 34 — Marginal number 31 should be before Keziah and No. 

32 before Gideon and no number before Justus. 
Page 55— George Nelson Ingraham should be George William 

Ingraham, 
Page 65 — In No. 105 Maria^ should have No. 304 as appears on 

page 309. 
Page 67 — Salmon West should be Salmon Wait. 
Page 68 — No. 121 should be omitted. 
Page y2. — In No. 137 Luther H. Graves should be Luther B. 

Graves. 
Page 81 — In No. 169 James should be Janes. 
Page 92 — In No. 193 Emmett should be Early. 
Page no — In No. 230 John Francis should be John Francis 

Colbath. 
Page 115 — In No. 240 Disher should be Disker. 
Page 182— In No. 392 Andrew Gifford should be Andrew 

Gifford Agnew. 
Page 190 — In No. 420 Emma Gertrude should be Enna Gertrude. 
Page 210 — In No. 447a Berse should be Bearse. 
Page 222 — Richard should be Pickard. 
Page 592 — Herbert Bradford should be Herbert Bradner. 



CORNET JOSEPH PARSONS 



INTRODUCTION 

The first volume has some reference to the Parsons Family 
in England and in the Colonies and has a biographical sketch 
of Joseph^ Parsons, the emigrant from England, and of the 
witchcraft experiences of his wife, Mary (Bliss) Parsons, to 
all of which the reader is referred. 

The following biographical data is chiefly taken from manu- 
scripts left by the late Dr. Usher*^ Parsons to which I have had 
access through the kindness of his grand-nephew, Mr. Henry*^ 
Parsons (George,^ William,*' William,^ Rev. Joseph,* Rev. 
Joseph,^ Joseph- (Esquire), Cornet Joseph^) of New York City 
and Kennebunk, Me. It will be remembered that Dr. Usher Par- 
sons was the surgeon on board the Lawrence, the flagship of 
Commodore Perry at the battle of Lake Erie. He practiced his 
profession in Providence, R. I., for many years thereafter and 
gave much time to historical research, in which he was aided by 
the late Sylvester Judd of Northampton as appears by a letter 
addressed by Judd to him dated Mar. 20, 1834. 

(For sketch of Dr. Usher Parsons see pages 101-106.) 

From these various sources we are told that Cornet Joseph 
Parsons was born about 1617, in England, and died 1683, aged 
about 66. He sailed from Gravesend, England, July 4, 1635, 
in the bark Transport of London, Edward Walker, Master (see 
Certificate in the New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register, Vol. 3, Oct., 1849, page 389). He was then about 
eighteen years of age, as appears by his testimony given several 
years later on making proof as witness to the deed dated July 
15, 1636, by the Indians to William Pynchon and others to the 
land upon which is now the city of Springfield, Mass. (This 
deed is in N. E. Hist. & Gene. Reg., Vol. 15, p. 140.) 

No mention is made of his residence in Springfield, from that 
time to 1646. During that ten years he was probably frequently 
at Hartford, Conn., and on Nov. 20, 1646, he married at Hart- 
ford, Mary Bliss, daughter of Thomas and Margaret Bliss, who 
had come from Belstone Parish, Devonshire, England, which 



4 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

county was the probable birthplace of Joseph Parsons, and which 
has given rise to the theory that they may have known each 
other as children in Devonshire. 

Prior to his marriage in Springfield we find that a house lot 
and other lands were allotted to him in 1646, and about the 
same time Margaret Bliss (widow of Thomas) and her sons 
removed from Hartford to Springfield; also that in Jan., 1646, 
Joseph Parsons and Thomas Merrick were chosen surveyors in 
Springfield to lay out and make a certain road from Mill River 
to Long Meadow. In 1652 he was an assessor and selectman 
of Springfield. He was one of the original proprietors of 
Northampton and one of its first settlers in 1655. Mr. Judd 
writes to Dr. Usher Parsons in 1834 the result of his examination 
of the Northampton records as to Joseph Parsons in part as 
follows : 

"His house lot of four acres though now divided into 9 or 10 
homesteads still retains the old outlines. A part of it remained 
in the family until about 25 years ago. An adjoining lot which 
he purchased a few years after he came here is still owned by 
his descendants .... In March 1661 he was licensed to keep 
an ordinary, or house of entertainment in Northampton. In 
March 1663 divers persons 'in the soldering' in Northampton 
formed a company of Cavalry which was called the 'Hampshire 
Troop.' John Pynchon of Springfield was Captain. The other 
officers were a Lieutenant two quartermasters and a Cornet. 
William Allis of Hatfield was the first Cornet, a few years after, 
Joseph Parsons succeeded him, and always after this bore the 
title of Cornet. In 1667 Joseph Parsons united with the Church 
then under the pastoral care of Rev. Eleazur Mather. Joseph 
Parsons was one of the two persons in this town licensed to 
trade with the Indians and he not only traded with them but 
to some extent with the Whites. I suppose he gained much of 
his property by this Indian traffic. The fur trade in this region 
was then very lucrative. In 1662 Joseph Parsons took of Weak- 
wangon and his wife a mortgage of Hockamain Meadow a 
peninsula connected with Hadley on the east side of the river 
to secure a debt which the Indians owed him. 

"He sold this meadow, or his right and title, to the Hadley 
settlers. The mortgage and deed are on record in Springfield. 



INTRODUCTION 5 

"He bought and sold lands in Waranoke (Westfield). He 
became the owner of much land in Northampton Meadow more 
than any other person. He purchased of various persons 
upwards of loo acres of Upland meadow at a place called Pas- 
commuck at the foot of the north end of Mount Tom. Some 
of his descendants now live on this land." 

The following diagram of the house lots owned by Joseph 
Parsons in Northampton together with the memorandum as to 
the division among his sons is a part of the Usher Parsons 
manuscripts and was probably sent to him by Mr. Judd who 
speaks of the date about 1834. 




MAP OF THK HOME LOTS OF THE FIRST SETTLERS OF NORTHAMPTON, COMPILED 
FROM THE EARLIEST TOWN RECORDS BY JAMES R. TRUMBULL 



(Trumbull's History of Northampton, Vol. i, has two maps, 
one entitled, "Map of Home Lots of the First Settlers compiled 
from the Earliest Town Records," and the other, "Map repre- 
senting the present (1898) Topography of that part of North- 
ampton occupied by its First Settlers." 

From these maps it appears that lots Nos. i and 2 extended 
nearly to where the cemetery now is, and that No. i was divided 
later into ten building lots on Bridge Street, the old original 
house now standing being near the corner of Market Street.) 

"No. I is the Original Home lot of Cornet Joseph Parsons 
about 53 or 54 rods long on the main street and 12 rods v/ide. 
Called 4 acres. 

"In 1661 he purchased the lot No. 2 of his brother-in-law 



6 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

John Bliss (who returned to Springfield) and in 1668 he pur- 
chased lot No. 3 on tlie other side of the street. 

"In the division of his property in 1684 Joseph- had lot No. 3, 
vSamuel had lot No. 2, John, South-west half of lot No. i, 
including the old seat, Jonathan, north half of lot No. i. 

"Some years after, John sold his lot to Noah^ and removed 
to a lot marked "A" near the river where he lived and died. 

"Jonathan and his descendants occupied a part of lot No. i 
until about 20 years since. When Samuel removed to Connec- 
ticut he sold lot No. 2 to his nephew Josiah" Parsons son of 
Joseph", Esq., and his descendants still own it. 

"Joseph- Parsons lived on lot No. 3 many years. He sold it 
in 1694. But about 20 years after it was purchased by Ebenezer^ 
Parsons his son and his descendants occupied a part of it until 
a few years ago. Joseph'- Parsons, Esq., lived at Springfield 
some years and when he returned to Northampton he settled in 
another part of the village on the south side of a stream called 
Mill River. His lots there fell to the share of his sons Noah 
and John. A part of the homestead is owned by these descend- 
ants. B is a large meadow lot of Cornet Joseph Parsons, still 
owned by his descendants." 

(On lot No. I, on Bridge Street, near Market Street, Cornet 
Joseph Parsons built in 1658 this house shown herein and where 
he lived until he removed to Springfield. It is still occupied by 
one of his descendants.) 

(Continued from the Manuscript of Dr. Usher Parsons.) 
"Joseph Parsons, Jr., son of Cornet Joseph (and afterwards 
Esquire) married Elizabeth Strong March 17, 1669 (1668-9 i" 
old records). She was a daughter of John Strong Elder of the 
Church in Northampton, and usually called Elder John Strong. 
He was the ancester, says Mr. Judd of all the Strongs in the 
country. The late Gov. Strong was of the 5th generation or 
great-grandson. John Strong had 12 children. Elizabeth who 
married Joseph Parsons, Jr., was born at Windsor, Conn. Feb. 
24, 1648 (1647-8 old records). They had 12 children. They 
lived in Northampton excepting a few years between 1702 & 
171 1 in which he resided in Springfield. They were members 
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INTRODUCTION 7 

died Nov. 21, 1729 and she died July 22, 1736 on her son 
Josiah's record; (May 12, 1736 on the town records.) In the 
registry of deaths her name is by mistake printed Mehitable. 

"The Will of Joseph Parsons, Esq., was proved Dec. 9, 1729. 
He had omitted to date it — but the witnesses testified that it was 
made "sometime the latter part of last Summer" and it was 
allowed to stand. He had given he says 100 pounds each to 
Joseph and David toward their education. He goes on to give 
the other six sons lands and personal estate to the same amount 
or near it. John, Ebenezer, Josiah and Noah had lands in 
Northampton, Daniel in Springfield, and Moses in Durham 
(Conn.). He had given the two daughters 30 pounds each. 
As to the rest of his property after the decease of himself and 
wife he gives the two daughters 70 pounds each and orders the 
remainder to be divided between the 8 sons, except Noah with 
whom he lived was to have the house and homestead at a certain 
price less doubtless than the actual value. He had probably 
given the sons lands many years before. 

"Joseph Parsons, Esq., held the commission from Gov. Dudley 
of Captain of the Northampton Company of Militia, and was 
an active and enterprising man in business. He built a grist 
mill and saw mill in Northampton and owned one in Deerfield 
which he sold for meadow land. He dealt largely in tar and 
turpentine made in Northampton. He also dealt in boards and 
plank which he sent down the river and bartered for goods. In 
1697 he and Col. John Pynchon erected iron works at Suffield 
where they for some time made large quantities of iron. The 
estimated cost of the iron works was 300 pounds which was a 
great undertaking for that day. He was interested in Mills in 
Springfield and owned land there. Probably a homestead for 
he resided there between 1700- 17 10 within which time he repre- 
sented that town in the General Court. He also represented 
Northampton in 1 693-4-6-1 702- 11-12-13-14-15-17-21 & 24. He 
was at times a Judge of the County Court. He was elected 
townsman or selectman in Northampton in the early part of his 
life during 9 years. 

"After his return from Springfield to Northampton he relin- 
quished much of his business to his sons and attended chiefly 
to his lands and to his duties as a Magistrate. 



5 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

"His epitaph and his wife's were as follows: 

" 'Here lyeth the body of Joseph Parsons, Esqr. who deceased 
November yr. 29 A. D. 1729 aged 83 years' 

" 'Here lieth the body of Mrs. Elizabeth Parsons reliet of 
Joseph Parsons, Esq., who died May ye. 11 A. D. 1736 aged 
89 years' 

"Rev. Joseph^ Parsoxs (son of Esquire Joseph) graduated 
at Harvard College 1697. He studied Theology with Increase 
Mather President of Harvard College .... He first settled 
in Lebanon, Conn, and living in a house which was some 50 
years afterwards a part of the dwelling of Gov. Trumbull. He 
was ordained Nov. 2"], 1700 and left his flock in 1708. His 
wife was the daughter of Benjamin Tompson the first Minister 
in Braintree. Her discontentedness in Lebanon caused him to 
remove to Boston where he had some estate left him by his 
father particularly a part of a house having the corner of Winter 
and Marlboro Streets. He was also owner of lands in Hub- 
bardstown. He bought in 1714 land amounting to 1/20 of the 
8 miles Square of Leicester, Mass. for 60 pounds. He inherited 
or purchased large parcels of land in Hubbardstown, Royalston, 
Rutland and Oakland in Worcester County. He preached in 
Boston 8 years and then was installed in Salisbury, Mass. West 
Church Nov. 26, 1718. He preached the Ordination Sermon 
of his son Joseph of Bradford and was the teacher in Theology 
of all his children who settled in the ministr}' 

"He was highly orthodox in his sentiments — more so than his 
sons who bordered upon Armenianism .... 

"He died March 13, 1739 in the 69 years of his age. His 
wife took up her residence with her daughter Fogg of Kensing- 
ton, N. H. where she dwelt 35 years after her husbands decease. 
She is represented as a lady of uncommon endowments possessed 
of a lively and cheerful disposition." 

Rev. Joseph* Parsons of Bradford graduated in 1720 at 
Harvard College, was admitted to the Church in Salisbury Aug. 
5, 1722, ordained at Bradford First Church June 7, 1726. His 
father preached the sermon. He married Frances Usher, daugh- 
ter of Lieutenant-governor John Usher, the son of Hezekiali 
Usher and Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. Zachariah Symmes of 



INTRODUCTION 9 

Cliarlestown, whose father and grandfather were named William 
Symmes. 

He married a second wife, whose maiden name was Green- 
leaf, her first husband, Bacon; her second, Scott; her third, 
Parsons, and her fourth. Rev. Mr. Jewett of Rowley. Gov. 
Usher's wife was Elizabeth Allen, daughter of Gov. Samuel 
Allen, proprietor of Mason's Lands in New Hampshire. 

He died May 4, 1765, in the 63d year of his age and the 
39th of his ministry. His first wife died September 18, 1747, 
in her 43d year. They are both buried about one mile below 
Haverhill bridge, on the west side of Merrimac River, near the 
center of an old burying ground on the left side of the road 
leading to Newburyport. His house of worship was near this 
ground but was torn down in his day and a new house was 
erected near Haverhill bridge. His dwelling house was a few 
rods north of the burying ground and on the opposite or west 
side of the road. 

Rev. Joseph* Parsons of Bradford studied theology with his 
father, Rev. Joseph of Salisbury. In Nov. 1720, he was invited 
to become a candidate for settlement in the towni of Bradford 
which was at the time composed of the parish over. which w^as 
settled in 1682 Mr. Zachariah Symmes, son of the Rev. Z. 
Symmes of Charlestown, and in 1708 his son, Thomas Symmes, 
was installed. 

Feb. 18, 1726, Air. Parsons was invited to settle and was 
ordained June 7, 1726. The library of Zachariah Symmes being 
inherited by his son Thomas came into the possession of Mr. 
Parsons as a present from Mrs. Thomas Symmes. She was a 
Tompson, sister of Mrs. Joseph" Parsons, the mother of Joseph 
of Bradford. Some of the books, bearing the names of both 
Symmes and of Joseph Parsons, came into my hands (Usher 
Parsons). In the margins and blank pages of these are many 
pieces written in Latin, which show him to have been very 
familiar with that language. Some notes are also written in 
Greek and some in Hebrew. He is represented by some aged 
persons who heard him preach as being a fine speaker and grace- 
ful orator. Of his respectable standing as a minister it is enough 
to say that he was the secretary of the Merimac Association of 
Ministers and was directed by the same to reply to the attacks 



lO THE PARSONS FAMILY 

that were made upon the doctrines which they preached. That 
he was called upon to preach the convention sermon in Boston, 
the Governor's election sermon and artillery sermon, and some 
ordination sermons, one of which was at the ordination of Rev. 
Samuel Webster of Salisbury. Copies of each of these, with the 
exception of the convention sermon, may be seen in Harvard 
College Library. The convention sermon, together with many 
others in manuscript, are bound into a volume, and are owned 
by Mrs. Samuel Pitkin of East Hartford. The handwriting is 
beautiful and exact. Rev. Gardener Perry, who has examined 
the parish records of Bradford, says he was a fine penman and 
kept the church records with uncommon elegance and accuracy. 

A memorandum in said records stated that "the great earth- 
quacke on the 29th of Oct. 1727 produced a great efifect upon 
the minds of his people and was the means of awakening their 
attention to the things of religion." 

During his ministry 288 were added to the church, 821 were 
baptized and 176 married. 

The occasional sermons were preached in the following order : 

1 Ordination of S. Webster, Aug. 12, 1741 .... 

2 Artillery election sermon, June 4, 1744, being the day of 

their election of officers. Text: H Saml., chap. 17, verse 
8, "Thy Father is a Man of War." It is dedicated to His 
Excellency William Shirley, Esq. 

3 The Governor's election sermon, "preached in the audience 

of His Excellency (Sir Francis Bernard) his honor the 
Lieutenant-Governor (Thomas Hutchinson) and the hon- 
orable his majesty's Council and house of Representatives 
of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England, May 
3. 1759 being the anniversary for the Election of his 
majesty's Council." Benjamin Lynde and William Brattle 
were voted in Council a Committee to request a copy for 
publication. Text: Esther, chap. 1:13. 

4 Convention sermon, preached in 1755; Matt. 6, verses 14, 

15 and 16. In this he recommended the formation of a 
theological library. 

5 The reply in behalf of the Merimac Association was pub- 

lished about 1744. It was short and caustic. 



IN'TRODUCTION' II 

6 Two discourses concerning the importance of the behef and 
profession of the gospel to eternal salvation, preached to 
his people and published by their desire in 1759. Text: 
Romans 10:8, 9. These sermons exhibit Armenian senti- 
ments and there is little doubt that he inculcated the 
importance of good works more than the Galvanism of 
that day did. The following passage is extracted. 
"iVlthough true faith be the root of evangelical obedience, 
you are not hence to conclude that all your care is to be 
for faith and none at all how you live. The root indeed 
is to be manured and nourished with water, but the tender 
shoot above ground is to be defended from blasting winds 
and overbearing tempests ; excresenccs are to be lopped 
off, hostile invaders are to be destroyed, and by much art 
and industry is the fruit to be made perfect. Jesus Christ 
and his Apostles, though they preached faith, preached 
obedience, too. They did not think it sufficient to urge a 
man to believe but urged them as much to practice." 

Rev. \\'illiam* Parsons, 3d son of Rev. Joseph^ of Salisbury, 
was born 17 11. Took his degree at Harvard 1735 and settled 
in Southampton, N. H. He connected the business of a shop- 
keeper or trader with his profession. After preaching 19 years 
he separated from his flock and removed to Gilmanton, N. H., 
1768, and took up lands for lumber and farms. He also preached 
in adjoining towns. He was a great lover of music and made 
an organ himself that worked well. He was considered a mod- 
erate preacher. He married Sarah Burnham of Durham, N. H. 
She lived eleven months after him and died Dec. 1796. He lived 
on what is called Parsons Hill and died in Feb. 1796. 

Rev. Joseph^ Parsons of Brookfield, son of Rev. Joseph* of 
Bradford, graduated at Harvard College in 1752, was ordained 
in Brookfield First Parish, Nov. 23, 1757, married Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Rev. Wareham Williams of Waltham, Nov. 23, 1763. 
He died Jan. 17, 1771, in the 38th year of his age and 14th of 
his ministry .... He was distinguished, says his biographer, 
for the vivacity of his descriptions, the accuracy of his reason- 
ings and the persuasiveness of exhortations. A severe rheumatic 
affection afflicted him during three and a half years and caused 



12 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

his death. He was remarkable for a cheerfulness of manner 
and a vein of sportive wit in which he indulged to the last. 
Anecdotes are still preserved illustrative of these traits. He left 
one daughter, Sarah, wife of Samuel Pitkin, Esq., of East 
Hartford, a lady of fine mental endowments and refinement of 
manners. She is the only Parsons I have yet seen who took the 
least interest in tracing the genealogy of her family, a subject 
in which she seems to take an uncommon degree of pleasure. 
She has three children, a son. Col. Pitkin of East Hartford, 
Mrs. James F. Baldwin of Boston, and one daughter at home. 

Her mother married Rev. Dr. Eliphalet Williams of East 
Hartford. She died Jan. 23, 1800, aged 62. Rev. Dr. Williams 
died in 1803 in his 77th year. 

Samuel^ Parsons (Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^ Joseph-, Cor- 
net Joseph^) b. 1737 at Bradford, Mass., d. 1807, at Corn- 
ville. Me. 

He was a house carpenter and served his apprenticeship in 
Kingston. He resided in Ipswich and Epping with his uncle 
Rev. William* Parsons in Gilmanton, N. H. He finally removed 
to Cornville, Me., and lived there with his son, and died there 
in 1807. 

The following extracts from the wills of Rev. Joseph^ Parsons 
of Salisbury and of Rev. Joseph* Parsons of Bradford are found 
in the Holton Manuscripts : 

Will of Rev. Joseph^ Parsons of Salisbury gives to his four 
sons Joseph, Samuel, William and John "All my land rights 
and divisions of land in ye township of Rutland in ye County 
of Worcester and province of Massachusetts Bay to have &c., 
. . . saving 100 acres of ye said lands to be first taken off for 
my eldest son Joseph which I give to him over and above his 
equal share with the rest." 

Item 3. "To my daughter Elizabeth Fogg besides the 200 
pounds given her at her marriage 1/5 part of all my estate in 
Salisbury personal and real," remaining after the death of his 
wnfe Elizabeth. 

Item 4. Gives to wife Elizabeth all his estate in Salisbury, 
debts being paid and funeral expenses deducted, and his son 
John to be brought up from it till he takes his first degree in 
college. 



INTRODUCTION I3 

Item 5. After wife's death all estate in Salisbury to be 
equally divided between his children, his daughter Elizabeth 
having 1/5 part. 

Finally his wife Elizabeth and son Joseph joint Executors. 
Inventory, 1697 pounds 7 shillings ; part of which was one negro 
woman, 90 pounds, and one negro man decrippled, 100 shillings. 

The Will of Rev. Joseph* of Bradford, dated Apr. 27, 1764, 
proved Mar. 31, 1767, mentions wife Elizabeth, sons Joseph, 
Thomas, Samuel and John, daughters Frances and Sarah. 
Executors Joseph and Thomas. 

(Salem Probate Record.) 



FIRST GENERATION 



FIRST GENERATION 

Children of Cornet Joseph and Mary (Bliss) Parsons, 
first 4 born at Springfield, Mass., the others at 
Northampton, Mass. : 
i Joseph^ or "Esquire," b. Nov. i, 1647; ^- ^^ North- 
ampton, Nov., 1729; m. Mar. 17, 1669, EHzabeth 
Strong, 
ii Benjamin-, b. Jan. 22, 1649; d. June 22, 1649. 
iii John^, b. Aug. 14, 1650; d. at Northampton, Apr. 15, 
1728; m. Dec. 3, 1675, Sarah Clarke, dau. of Lieut. 
William and Sarah (Holton) Clarke. (Record con- 
tinued in Vol. I.) 
iv Samuel-, b. Jan. 2^, 1652; m. (i) Elizabeth Cook; (2) 

Rhoda Taylor; (3) Mary Wheeler. 
V Ebenezer^, b. 1655 ; first white child born in Northamp- 
ton. He was killed in a battle with Indians at North- 
field, Mass., Sept. 8, 1675. 
vi Jonathan^, b. June 6, 1657; d. Dec. 1694; m. Mary 

Clark, Apr. 5, 1682 (Record continued in Vol. i.) 
vii David", b. Apr. 30, 1659 ; d. young, 
viii Mary-, b. June 2y, 1661 ; d. Aug. 23, 171 1; m. (i) 
Joseph Ashley, Oct. 16, 1685, who d. May 19, 1698; 
m. (2) Joseph Williston. 
ix Hannah-, b. Aug. i, 1663; d. Apr. i, 1739; m. Pelatiah 
Glover, Jan. 7, 1687, who d. Aug. 22, 1737. They 
had eight children. 
X AbigaiP, b. Sept. 3, 1666; d. June 27, 1689; m. John 

Colton, Feb. 19, 1685. Had two children, 
xi & xii Esther- and Benjamin^, b. and d. Sept. 11, 1668. 
xiii Hester-, b. Dec. 24, 1672; d. 1760; m. Sept. 15, 1689. 
Joseph Smith of Springfield. Had one child. 



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SECOND GENERATION 



SECOND GENERATION 

Children of Esq. Joseph^ and Elizabeth (Strong) Parsons, 
all born at Northampton, Mass. : 
I 

i Rev. Joseph'', b. Jan. ii, 1672; d. Mar. 13, 1740, at 

Salisbury, Mass. ; m. Ehzabeth, dau. of Dr. Wilham 

Thompson of Braintree, Mass. 
ii Lieut. John^ b. Jan. 11, 1673; d. Sept. 4, 1746; m. (i) 

Dec. 23, 1696, Sarah Atherton; m, (2) Mrs. Hannah 

(Clapp) Miller, June 12, 1729. 
iii Capt. Ebenezer^, b. Dec. 31, 1675; d. July i, 1744; m. 

Dec. 16, 1703, Mary (or Mercy), dau. of Samuel and 

Mary (French) Stebbins of Springfield, 
iv Elizabeth^, b. Feb. 3, 1678; d. Apr. 17, 1763; m. Eben- 

ezer Strong, Jr. (his 2d wife). Had six children. 
V Rev. David% b. Feb. 3, 1680; d. 1743; m. Sarah 

Stebbins. 
vi Josiah^ b. Jan. 2, 1682; d. Apr. 12, 1768; m. (i) Sarah 

Sheldon, June 2.2, 1710; m. (2) Mrs. Elizabeth 

(Edwards) Bartlett. 
vii DanieP, b. Aug. 18, 1685; d. Jan. 27, 1774; m. June 2, 

1709, Abigail Cooley. 

viii Moses^, b. Jan. 15, 1687; d. Sept. 25, 1754; m. Jan, 20, 

1710, Abigail Ball. 

ix Abigail^ b. Jan. i, 1689; d. Aug. 17, 1763; m. Ebenezer 
Clark, Dec. 10, 1712. Had eight children. 
3 X Noah^ b. Aug. 15, 1692; d. Oct. 27, 1779; m. Mind- 
well Edwards. 

(Record in Vol. i, pages 59 to 61, revised and continued.) 
2 Samuel^ Parsons (Cornet Joseph^) b. at Springfield, 
Mass., Jan. 23, 1652; d. at Durham, Conn., Nov. 12, 1734; m. 
(i) about 1677, at Northampton, Mass., Ehzabeth Cook, dau. of 
Capt. Aaron Cook. She d. Sept. 2, 1690. He m, (2) about 
1 69 1, at Northampton, Rhoda Taylor, dau. of Robert and Thank-- 



2 2 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

£ul (Woodward) Taylor. She d. and he m. (3) Dec. 15, 171 1, 
at Durham, Conn., Mary Wheeler. He lived at Northampton, 
Mass., until about 1709, when he with several other families, 
moved from Northampton, Mass., to Durham, Conn. He was a 
Lieutenant in the service of the Colony and was known as Lieut. 
Samuel. 

Children of Lieut. Samuel^ and Elizabeth (Cook) Parsons: 
i SamueP, b. Nov. 24, 1678; d. May 8, 1683. 
ii Samuel^ (2d) b. July 6, 1680. 

iii Elizabeth^, b. Apr., 1684; m. Dec. '25, 1706, Thomas 
Lyman. 

Children of Lieut. Samuel^ and Rhoda (Taylor) Parsons: 

iv Jemima^, b. Nov. 24, 1691 ; d. Feb. 2, 1757; m. Heze- 
kiah Talcott. 

V Rhoda^ b. Feb. 4, 1694. 

vi Timothy^, b. Jan. 2^, 1695 ; m. Nov. 30, 1719, Mary 
Robinson. (Continued in Vol. i.) 

vii Hannah^, b. July 18, 1699; m. John Coe. 
viii Ensign Simeon^, b. Sept. 16, 1701 ; m. (i) Mehitabel 
Clapp; m. (2) widow Abigail Bates. (Continued 
in Vol. I.) 

ix Phineas^ b. Mar. 31, 1704; d. May 6, 1724. 
X Ithamar^, b. June 9, 1707; m. Sarah. (Continued in 
Vol. I.) 

xi Aaron^, b. Sept. 3, 171 1; m. Abigail Sanford. (Con- 
tinued in Vol. I.) 

Child of Lieut. Samuel^ and Mary (Wheeler) Parsons: 

4 xii John^ b. June 12, 1713; bapt. June 28, 1713; m. (i) 
Esther Curtis; m. (2) Esther Hall. (His name and 
descendants not in Vol. i.) 



THIRD GENERATION 



THIRD GENERATION 

(Record on page 75, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 

3 NoAH^ Parsons (Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 15, 
1692, at Northampton, Mass.; d. Oct. 27, 1779, at Northampton; 
m. Jan. 17, 1712, Mindwell, dau. of Benjamin Edwards. She 
d. 1775- 

Children of Noah^ and Mindwell (Edwards) Parsons: 
i Timothy*, b. ; d. Aug. 11, 1712, an infant. 

5 ii Jemima*, b. Nov. 17, 1713; m. Samuel Kingsley. 

iii Elizabeth'^, b. Nov. 25, 1714; m. Joseph Allen. (Con- 
tinued in Vol. I.) 

iv Mindwell*, b. Sept. 5, 1718; m. Dec. 8, 1737, Simeon 
King; b. Oct. 3, 17 14, son of Joseph and Mindwell 
(Pomeroy) King. His sister, Mindwell, m. Isaac^ 
Parsons, son of Isaac and Lucina (Strong) Parsons. 
V Rachel*, b. Feb. 3, 1720; d. Jan. 11, 1762; m. Eliphas 
Clapp, son of Roger and Anna Clapp of Southamp- 
ton, Mass. 

vi Thankful*, b. Sept. 12, 1723 ; m. Ashley Dutton. 

vii Mary*, b. Jan. 11, 1725; d. Jan. 25, 1805; m. William 

Bartlett. 
viii Keziah*, b. July 19, 1728; m. Lieut. Noah Cook. 

6 ix Noah*, b. Feb. 6, 1731 ; m. Phebe Bartlett. (Continued 

in Vol. I.) 
X Marion*, b. Feb. 9, 1733; m. Azariah Moodey. 
xi Margaret*, b. Feb. 9, 1733; d. Dec. 31, 1814; m. (i) 

May, 1752, Phineas Ashley. He d. Dec. 17, 1752. 

She m. (2) Joseph Hutchins. 
xii Miriam*, b. Feb. 17, 1734; m. Azariah Moseley. 

7 xiii Timothy*, b. July 2, 1738; m. Martha Hubbard. 

4 John^ Parsons (Lt. Samuel-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Dur- 
ham, Conn., Jvme 12, 1713; bapt. at Durham, Conn., by Rev. 

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26 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Nathaniel Chauncey, June 28, 171 3, son of Samuel and Mary 
(Wheeler) Parsons (Durham records); m. (i) May 7, 1734, 
Esther Curtis; b. Aug. 22, 1714. She d. Dec. 7, 1741, at Wal- 
lingford, Conn., to which place they had removed from Durham 
Apr. 20, 1735. He m. (2) Jan. 27, 1742, Esther Hall; b. Nov. 
6, 1719. He d. 1760, at Wallingford. 

Children of John ^ and Esther (Curtis) Parsons, 

all born at Wallingford, Conn., except the first : 
i Samuel*, b. Mar. 28, 1735, at Durham, Conn.; d. Nov. 
7, 1756, at Wallingford, Conn. 

8 ii Aaron*, b. Sept. 17, 1737; m. Elizabeth Ives, 
iii John*, b. Nov. 9, 1741 ; d. same day. 

Children of John^ and Esther (Hall) Parsons: 
iv John*, b. Nov. 14, 1743 ; d. Apr. 30, 1745. 
V James*, b. Jan. 18, 1745; d. Apr. 30, 1748. 
vi Esther*, b. Feb. 16, 1748; m. Dec, 1765, John Street, Jr. 

9 vii Elizabeth*, b. Apr. 10, 1750; m. May 10, 1774, Samuel 

Hall, 
viii Hannah*, b. Jan. 13, 1752. 

10 ix John*, b. Nov. 25, 1753; m. Asenath Carrington. 

X Mary*, b. July 7, 1755. 
xi Abigail*, b. Mar. 20, 1757; m. Dec. 29, 1776, Benjamin 

Chittenden, 
xii Samuel*, b. , 1759; m. Zeba Sexton of Enfield, 

Conn. ; went to Baltimore ; had one dau. 



FOURTH GENERATION 



FOURTH GENERATION. 

(Record on pages 67 and S2, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Rev. William* Parsons (Rev. Joseph^, Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. x'Vpril 21, 17 16; graduated from Harvard College, 
1735; settled as minister at South Hampton, N. H., 1743, and 
remained there until 1762. Became a proprietor at Gilmanton, 
N. Y., and removed there Aug. i, 1763. Was employed to 
preach and teach the youth and did so for ten years. He m., 
May 16, 1743, Sarah Burnham of Durham, N. H. ; b. Dec. 5, 
1722; d. Feb. 1797. He d. Jan., 1796, aged 80 years. 

Children of Rev. William^ and Sarah (Burnham) Parsons, 
all born at South Hampton, N. H. : 
i Sarah^, b. Apr. 8, 1744; d. Apr. 27, 1838, aged 94. 
She m., 1766, John Smith (3d) of Durham, N. H. 
"They were the second couple married in Gilmanton. 
He was Justice of the Peace, Representative of the 
town for ten years and on Committee of Safety 
during the whole Revolutionary War; a man of 
much respectability and influence. She was distin- 
guished for intelligence, amiability, patience and for- 
titude, and for remarkable memory to the last year of 
her long life." He d. May 24, 1791. 

William^, b. Apr. i, 1745; m. Hannah Meserve. 

Elizabeth^, b. June 13, 1748; m. Gen. Joseph Badger. 

John^, b. Nov. 10, 1751 ; m. Lydia Folsom. 

Col. Joseph', b. Apr, 29, 1753 ; m. Ruth Pearson. 

Ebenezer', b. Jan. 21, 1756; m. Eunice Potter. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 67.) 

Elizabeth* Parsons (Rev. Joseph^, Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), 

b. 1718, at Salisbury, Mass.; m. July 13, 1739, Rev. Jeremiah 

Fogg; b. May 24, 171 2; son of Seth and Hannah (Shaw) 

Fogg. He graduated at Harvard College, 1730, and was settled 

as first minister of Kensington, N. H., Nov. 30, 1737, and d. 

there Dec. i, 1789. 

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30 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

At the fourth reunion of the Fogg Family at Boston, Mass., 
Aug. 31 and Sept. i, 1905, a paper was read by Rev. Edmund 
Quincy Osgood on Rev. Jeremiah Fogg which contained the 
following extract: 

"Mr. Fogg had not labored for any lengthy period in this 
Kensington parish when his marriage took place and a bride was 
ready to grace the newly built parsonage. 

"On the 13th day of July, 1739, he took as his wife the only 
daughter of Rev. Joseph Parsons, the Minister of Rocky Hill 
Church in the neighboring town of Salisbury^ Mass. 

"The charming tradition is handed down to us that Parson 
Fogg rode to his new home over the Kensington hills and through 
the pine forests with his bride Elizabeth seated on the pillion 
behind him. It is also related that one of the deacons who had 
attended the wedding at Rocky Hill carried to the Parsonage in 
the same fashion a colored girl, Phyllis by name, one of the 
domestics in the Salisbury household, but was now to wait upon 
her young mistress in the cozy manse that had been made ready 
for her. 

"In March, 1740, a few months after the marriage was solem- 
nized, occurred the death of the bride's father, Rev. Joseph 
Parsons, whose widow came to live in the Fogg parsonage. She 
brought with her a colored man, already quite advanced in years, 
called Primus. According to Colonial Law both this man and 
the girl Phyllis ranked nominally as slaves. Primus indeed was 
the son of an African Chief. But in point of fact they were 
devoted servants in the family, attached to every member of it 
by ties of affection, regard and mutual service. Sometime before 
the Revolutionary War, Primus helped his master set out two 
Elms at a short distance from the house. One of these died 
about 1850, but the other is still standing." 

Children of Rev. Jeremiah and Elizabeth* (Parsons) Fogg: 

16 i Elizabeth^ Fogg, bapt. May i, 1840; m. Hon. William 

Parker. 

17 ii Sarah^ Fogg, bapt. June 24, 1742; m. Ebenezer Potter. 
iii Mary^ Fogg, bapt. Jan. 17, 1744; d. Nov. 28, 1823. 

iv An infant son, b. Aug. 3, 1746; d. same day. 

18 V Jeremiah^ Fogg, bapt. Oct. 22, 1749; m. Lydia Hill. 



FOURTH GENERATION 3 1 

19 vi Joseph^ Fogg, bapt. Apr. 22, 1753; m. (i) Mary Sher- 

burn; m. (2) Abigail (Nutter) Wentworth. 
vii William^ Fogg, bapt. May 4, 1755; d. Aug. 17, 1817; 
Harvard College, 1774. 

20 viii DanieP Fogg, b. Apr. 6, 1759; was a physician in Brain- 

tree, Mass. ; d. there Apr. 23, 1830. 

21 ix Dr. John^ Fogg, bapt. Feb. 26, 1764; d. Mar. 5, 1816; 

m. Sarah Dearborn. 

Capt. Ebenezer^ Parsons, son of Esq. Joseph^, was b. in 
Northampton, Dec. 31, 1675; d. there July i, 1744. He m., 
Dec. 15, 1703, Mercy, daughter of Samuel and Mary (French) 
Stebbins of Springfield, Mass. She d. Nov. i, 1753. He was a 
prominent citizen of Northampton in civil and religious afifairs 
and served almost continuously as Selectman from 1721 to his 
death in 1744. In 1721 he was one of three citizens who 
(according to the town records) purchased the whole of North- 
ampton's proportion (£486-155) of the £50,000 of Province Bills 
ordered to be made by the government by reason of the scarcity 
of money and currency. In 1750 he was one of the Committee 
to adjust the boundary between Northampton and Southampton. 
He possessed a homestead and a large estate in Northamp- 
ton, Mass. 

(Continued from page 69, Vol. i.) 
Mercy* Parsons (Capt. Ebenezer^, Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Jan. I, 1706; d. Oct. i, 1772; m. Nov. 30, 1732, Moses 
Kingsley, who d. Apr. 28, 1773. Her father, by his will, 
bequeathed to her 250 pounds, and by codicil 100 pounds more. 
They lived at Northampton, where their children were born. 

Children of Moses and Mercy* (Parsons) Kingsley: 

i AsaheP Kingsley, b. Aug. 28, 1733; d. Sept. 10, 1733. 

ii Mary^ Kingsley, b. Nov. 20, 1734; d. Jan. 25, 1735. 

iii Mary^ Kingsley, b. Dec. 4, 1735. 

iv AsalieP Kingsley, b. Mar. 31, 1738; d. June 3, 1738. 

V Mary^ Kingsley, b. Mar. 28, 1739. 

vi Lydia^ Kingsley, b. Sept. 18, 1741. 

22 vii Moses^ Kingsley, b. Jan. 20, 1743; m. Abigail. 

viii DanieP Kingsley, b. Dec. 12, 1746; d. Sept. 24, 1748. 



32 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Daniel^ Parsons, son of Esq. Joseph^ and Elizabeth (Strong) 
Parsons, was b. Aug. i8, 1685, at Northampton, Mass. ; d. at 
Springfield, Mass., 1774. He m., June 2, 1709, at Long Meadow, 
Mass., Abigail Cooley, daughter of Lieut. John Cooley. He 
settled at Five Mile Pond, near Springfield, where his older 
children were born, but later was an inn keeper in Springfield. 
He left a large estate to his children, as appears by his will, a 
copy of which is in Vol. i, p. 71. He had eight children. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 71.) 
Daniel^ Parsons (DanieP, Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), son of 
DanieP and Abigail (Cooley) Parsons, b. Feb. 13, 1710, at Five 
Mile Pond; d. Oct. 10, 1760; m. Esther^ Stebbins, dau. of 
Joseph* (Lieut. Joseph^, Lieut. Thomas^, Rowland^) Stebbins 
and Rebecca Colton (dau. of Isaac Colton and Mary Cooper), 
Stebbins Gene. Vol. i, p. 145. Esther Stebbins, b. Jan. 17, 1713; 
d. in I St Parish of Springfield, Apr. 22, 1797. Daniel* settled 
in Wilbraham, 1737. 

Children of Daniel* and Esther^ (Stebbins) Parsons: 
i DanieP, b. Oct. 26, 1733; d. Jan. 20, 1734. 

23 ii Lieut. DanieP, b. at Springfield, July 15, 1735; m. 

Sarah Ferry, 
iii Esther^ b. Feb. 27, 1737. 

24 iv Gideon'^, b. Feb. 24, 1739; m. Mary Warner. 
Stebbins' "History of Wilbraham, Mass.," page 217, gives the 

names and dates of birth of Esther and Gideon. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 75.) 
5 Jemima* Parsons (Noah^ Joseph', Cornet Joseph^), b. 
Nov. 17, 1713, at Northampton, Mass.; m. Dec. 27, 1739, Samuel 
Kingsley; b. Nov. 24, 1710, son of Samuel and Mary (Hutchin- 
son) Kingsley of Northampton, and grandson of Enos and Sarah 
(Haynes) Kingsley. Fie d. Aug. 19, 1781, at Northampton. 

Children of Samuel and Jemima* (Parsons) Kingsley, 
all born at Northampton, Mass. : 

25 i Enos^ Kingsley, b. Oct. 16, 1740; m. Abigail Pomeroy. 
ii SamueP Kingsley, b. Jan. 19, 1742. 



FOURTH GENERATION 33 

26 iii Joseph''' Kingsley, b. Mar. 2, 1744; m. Isabel Strong. 

27 iv Jemima^ Kingsley, b. ; m. Capt. Azariah Lyman. 

V DanieP Kingsley, b. May 12, 1751 ) 
vi Xaomi^ Kingsley, b. May 12, 1751 | 

vii Lucy^ Kingsley, b. July 30, 1756. 

(Record in Vol. i, pages 75 and 96-7, revised and continued.) 
6 Noah* Parsons (Noah^, Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 
6, 1731, at Northampton, Mass.; m. Jan. 9, 1755, Phebe Bartlett; 
b. Mar. 7, 1731, dau. of William and Abigail (Lyman) Bartlett. 
She d. Jan. 5, 1805. He d. Jan. 11, 1814. He was a soldier in 
the Revolution, serving at Boston, Lexington, Ticonderoga and 
East Hoosac. He built, in 1755, and lived in the Parsons Home- 
stead shown on page 96, Vol. i, and described by Harriet F. 
Kneeland in a pamphlet written for the "Betty (Parsons) Allen 
Chapter of the D. A. R." of Northampton. The house is now 
(1916) occupied by one of his descendants. 

Children of Noah* and Phebe (Bartlett) Parsons, 
all born at Northampton, Mass. : 
i Noah^, b. Aug. 30, 1755 ; m. Sarah C. Edwards. 
(Record of him and descendants in Vol. i.) 

28 ii Phebe% b. Jan. 9, 1757; m. (i) Everett; m. (2) 

Oliver Clark. 

29 iii Sylvanus'', b. July 26, 1758; m. Mary Webster. 

30 iv MindwcU', b. June 3, 1759; m. Eleazer Strong. 

V Azariah", b. Jan. 8, 1761 ; m. Feb. 15, 1785, Elizabeth 

Park; b. Sept. 11, 1769. They had one child, Aza- 
riah", b. May 2, 1794, at Worthington, Mass., who m. 
(i) Dec. 31, 181 5, Aurelia Brewster; b. Mar. 23, 
1794; m. (2) Sept. 13, 1818, Sally Moore; b. Mar. 
II, 1793. They had one child: Moses Brewster"; 
b. Sept. 29, 1816; d. Jan. 26, 1817. 

vi Anne°, bapt. Sept. 5, 1762; m. (i) Oliver Parish; m. 

(2) John Leland. 
vii Amasa^, b. Apr. 8, 1764; m. Hannah Bartlett. (Partial 

record of descendants in Vol. i.) 
viii Miriam^, b. Oct. 20, 1765; m. Samuel Hedges. 

ix Zerusha'^, b. Sept. i, 1767. 



34 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

X Keziah'^, b. Sept. 17, 1769; m. Ebenezer Phelps. 

31 xi Gideon^ b. Jan. 5, 1771 ; m. Mercey*' Parsons. (Rec- 

ord in Vol. I.) 

32 xii Justus^ b, Oct. 17, 1773; m. Lydia Clark. (Record 

in Vol. I.) 

7 Timothy* Parsons (Noah•^ Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
June 22, 1738, at Northampton, Mass.; m. (i) Dec. i, 1773, 
Martha Hubbard; b. 1743, dau. of Daniel and Mary (Gunn) 
Hubbard of Sunderland, Mass. He was a Revolutionary soldier 
and d. Feb. 2, 1822. She d. Dec. 13, 1799, aged 59. He m. (2) 
June 10, 1810, Martha Munn, who d. Oct. 1816, aged "/y. 

Children of Timothy* and Martha (Hubbard) Parsons, 
all born at Northampton : 
Chester^ b. Dec. 15, 1774; d. July 2^, 1790. 
Martha^, b. Jan. 8, 1777; d. July 9, 1777. 

33 ni Martha^, b. Nov. 6, 1779; m. William Bliss. 

34 iv Polly^ b. Oct. 9, 1783 ; m. Thomas Merrick Pomeroy. 

(Record on pages yy and 99, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
David* Parsons (Ithamar^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), 

b. June I, 1735, at Durham, Conn.; m. at Durham, Rebecca 

Robinson, and removed to Granville, Mass. 

Children of David* and Rebecca (Robin.son) Par.sons, 
all born at Granville, Mass. : 

35 i Seth"*, b. Sept. 15, 1757; m. Susan Babcock. 
ii Sarah^ b. Apr. 12, 1762. 

iii David^, b. Feb. 16, 1766; m. Dec. 14, 1788, Lucy Root, 
and removed to Canandaigua, N. Y. 

36 iv JoeP, b. Oct. 31, 1767; m. Phebe Robinson. 
(Ithamar^ Parsons, son of Lieut. Samuel and Rhoda (Taylor) 

Parsons, b. at Northampton, Mass., June 9, 1707, d. at Durham, 
Conn., June 21, 1786, where he lived and where his children 
were born. He m. Sarah (last name not known).) 

(Continued from page yy, Vol. i.) 
Ithamar* Parsons (Ithamar^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet 
Joseph^), bapt. Oct. 28, 1750, at Durham, Conn.; m. May 21, 
1772, Mehitable Hull, dau. of Joseph and Sybil Hull. She d. 



FOURTH GENERATION 35 

Apr. 6, 1793, at Durham, aged 41. He removed from Durham 
to New Hartford, N. Y., 1795, when his son Linus was six years 
of age, and purchased a farm of about 200 acres, about six miles 
west of Utica, and by his will devised the farm to his sons Elizur 
and Linus, giving one-half to each. „ ^ ^ OC/? ^ 

Children of Ithamar* and Mehitable (Hull) Parsons, 
all born at Durham, Conn. : 
i Phebe^, b. ; m. Bishop ; resided at Utica, N. Y. 
^y ii Capt. Elizur^ bapt. Dec. 11, 1777; m. Anna Turner. 
iii Statira=, b. ; m. (i) ; m. (2) ; had 

two or three children. Living in Batavia, N. Y., 

1874. 
iv Sarah^, b. ; m. Merrill, a successful farmer ; 

resided at W'estmoreland. N. Y. 
V MabeP, b. ; d. at a very advanced age at Roch- 

ester, N. Y. ; m. Berthrong. 

Children — i, Linus^ Berthrong. 2, Elizabeth*^ 
Berthrong; m. Gideon C. Baker of 
Rochester. No children, 
vi Melinda-''', b. ; d. aged about 40 years at the house 

of her brother Linus, which was her home. A spin- 
ster beloved and respected by all who knew her. 

38 vii Linus^, b. Sept. 11, 1789; m. Nancy Howe. 

(Continued from page 78, Vol. i.) 
Jerusha* Parsons (Aaron^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. at Middlefield (now Middletown), Conn., Sept. 24, 1738; m. 
at Middlefield, Sept. 6, 1764, Hezekiah Hale; b. May 4, 1737, 
at Middlefield, Conn., son of Joseph and Hannah Hale. She d. 
Mar. 30, 1776, and he m. (2) Aug. 31, 1777, Rachel Bevins, 
who d. Aug. 29, 1782, at Middletown. He m. (3) Oct. 29, 1783, 
Annie Blake of Watertown, Conn. 

Children of Hezekiah and Jerusha* (Parsons) Hale, 

all born at Middlefield, Conn. : 

i Eunice"^ Hale, b. July 8, 1765; d. June 13, 1770. 

ii Joseph^ Hale, b. Apr. 19, 1769; d. Oct. 20, 1770. 

iii Hannah^ Hale, b. Dec. i, 1771 ; m. Thomas Bailey. 

39 iv Jerusha^ Hale, b. Mar. 6, 1776; m. Scoville Bailey. 



36 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

8 Aaron^ Parsons (John^, Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Sept. 17, 1737, at Wallingford, Conn. ; m. at Wallingford, 
Nov. 19, 1759, Elizabeth Ives. 

Children of Aaron* and Elizabeth (Ives) Parsons: 
i Betsey^, b. Feb. 8, 1766; m. James Clarke, 
ii Eunice^, b. Aug, 19, 1768; d. in infancy, 
iii Esther^, b. July 20, 1770. 
iv Calebs b. Feb. 11, 1776. 

V Eunice^ b. July 29, 1778. 

vi SamueP, b. ; m. ; went to Derby; was a 

farmer, 

vii Aaron^ b. ; went to sea. 

viii Amos^, b. ; went to sea. 

ix Augustus^, b. ; went to New Haven, Conn. 

9 Elizabeth* Parsons (John^, Lieut. SaniueP, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Apr. 10. 1750, at Wallingford, Conn.; d. Sept. 2"], 
1820; m. May 10, 1774, at Wallingford, Samuel Hall; b. Feb. 
28, 1750, at Wallingford; d. Feb. 2^, 1821. He was a son of 
Samuel Hall of Wallingford and was a deacon in the Walling- 
ford Church. 

ChildrexN of Samuel and Elizabeth* (Parsons) Hall, 
all born in Wallingford, Conn. : 
i Samuel^ Hall, b. Dec. 2, 1776, lived in Wallingford; m. 

and had a dau. who m. John Mansfield, 
ii Hezekiah'' Hall, b. June 11, 1778; went to Ohio, 
iii George^ Hall, b. Aug. 15, 1780; m. Lucinda^ Parsons. 
(See No. 42.) 

40 iv Manila^ Hall, b. Dec. 28, 1782; m. Chauncey Hall. 

V Richard" Hall, b. Jan. 26, 1785; m. Nancy, dau. of 

Ambrose Cook. 

41 vi Jared"' Hall, b. Aug. 24, 1792; m. (i) Rebecca Hall; 

m. (2) Emily Austin, 
vii Betsy^ Hall, b. ; m. Dana Bartholemew. 

10 John* Parsons (John^, SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. in 
Wallingford, Conn., Nov. 25, 1753. Enlisted three times in the 
War of the Revolution and applied for a pension from Norway, 



FOURTH GENERATION 37 

Herkimer County, N. Y., in 1830. At the close of the war he 
married Asenath Carrington of Wallingford. She d. Nov. 2, 
1814, in Granville, N. Y. He moved to Cheshire in 1784, then 
to Barkhamsted, Conn., in 1791, to Granville, N. Y., in 1797, 
to Norway in 1830, and then back to Wallingford, Conn., in 
1844, where he died March 4, 1848. 

Children of John* and Asenath (Carrington) Parsons: 
i Asenath^ b. July 29, 1784, at Cheshire, Conn.; d. 1844, 
at Philadelphia, Pa.; m. Oliver Bulkley of Poultney, 
Vt. 

Child: Martin S." Bulkley, who was Supt. Phila. 
& Reading R. R. 

42 ii Lucinda^, b. Feb. 15, 1786; m. George Hall. 

iii Levina% b. May 17, 1787, at Cheshire; m. Daniel John- 
son of Granville, N. Y. She d. at Newport, Herki- 
mer Co., N. Y. 

iv Manixe^ b. Apr. 22, 1789, at Cheshire; m. Asahel Car- 
rington of Granville, N. Y. 

43 V Leverett^ b. Dec. 3, 1790; m. Sophia Hill, 
vi Nancy ^, b. Mar. 31, 1794, at Barkhamsted. 

vii Henrietta^ b. Apr. 6, 1798, at Granville, N. Y. ; m. at 
Norway, N. Y., Adison Manley. Went to Byron, 111. 

viii Betsey^ b. Dec. 13, 1800, at Granville, N. Y. ; d. 1823, 
at Wallingford. 

44 ix John Hall\ b. Oct. 24, 1802, at Granville, N. Y. ; in 

1861 resided at St. George, Ont. 

X Samuel Morrison^, b. Nov. 23, 1805, at Granville; m. 
(i) at Meriden, Conn., Emily Andrews. She d. at 
Amherst, Mass.; m. (2) at Amherst, May, 1835, 
Fanny Mattoon, dau. of Genl. Ebenezer and Lucinda 
Mattoon. Went to Philadelphia, then to Chatham, 
111. Was a carriage maker. 

xi Mary AbigaiP, b. Dec. 7, 1808; d. 1810. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 78.) 
Nathaniel* Parsons (NathanieP, Jonathan-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. May, 1733, at Northampton, Mass.; d. Nov. 13, 
1807, aged 74; m. June 30, 1768, Sarah Rust. She d. June 23, 
1806, aged 67. 



38 the parsons family 

Children of Nathaniel* and Sarah (Rust) Parsons: 

45 i NathanieP, bapt. Apr. 27, 1769; m. (i) Sarah King; 

m. (2) Martha Clark, 
il Luther^, bapt. Jan., 1771 ; m. Apr., 1806, Hannah Brown 

of East Hampton. Removed to Steuben Co., N. Y. 
iii Sarah°, bapt. Feb. 2, 1772; m. Dec. 3, 1794, Moses 

Kingsley of Chesterfield, 
iv Abigail-^ bapt. July 17, 1774; m. Nov. 17, 1796, Asahcl 

Kingsley of Chesterfield. 

46 V Mary^ bapt. July 16, 1776; m. Nov. 30, 1794, Preserved 

Bartlett. 
vi Persis^, bapt. Dec., 1778; d. about 1802; m. 1800, 

Phineas Sexton, 
vii & viii Twins, bapt. June, 1881 ; d. June 29, 1881. 
ix Eunice^, bapt. Sept. 13, 1782; pub. May 20, 1806; m. 

Joel Brown. 

16 Eunice* Parsons (Jonathan^, Jonathan-, Cornet Joseph'^), 
b. Apr. II, 1718, at Northampton, Mass.; m. Aug. 23, 1737, 
Reuben Harmon. 

Children of Reuben and Eunice* (Parsons) Harmon: 

i Eunice^ Harmon, b. Mar. 21, 1740. 

ii Esther^ Harmon, b. Jan. i, 1742. 

iii Jerusha^ Harmon, b. Oct. 27, 1744. 

iv Medad^ Harmon, b. Mar. 14, 1752. 

V Rosanna'^ Harmon, b. May 17, 1754. 

vi Oliver^ Harmon, b. Oct. 2"], 1756. 



FIFTH GENERATION 



FIFTH GENERATION 

(Continued from page 8i, Vol. i.) 
Samuel"' Parsons (Rev. Joseph'^ Rev. Joseph", Joseph-, Cor- 
net Joseph^), b. Mar. 5, 1737; d. Nov., 1807, at Cornville, Me. 
He m. Esther Thurston, who d. 1808, aged 68. Fie removed 
from Epping, N. H., to Parsonsfield, Me., and in 1798 to Corn- 
ville, and later to Kennebeck Co., Me. He was a carpenter 
and joiner. 

Children of Samuel^ and Esther (Thurston) Parsons: 
i Sally*' (or Sarah), b. Mar. 12, 1772; m. Simeon Moul- 
ton of Newfield, Me. 

47 ii Joseph*', b. Apr. 23, 1773 ; m. Sally Ames. 

48 iii Samuel^, b. Mar. 11, 1779; m. Betsey Smith. 

49 iv Betsey*', b. at Epping, N. H. ; d. May 29, 1855, at May- 

lield. Me. ; m. John Hilton. 

(Continued from page 81, Vol. i.) 
Dr. John^ Parsons (Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^ Joseph-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. July 13, 1740, at Bradford, Mass.; d. , 

1775; m- Mary Wise, dau. of John and Elizabeth (Smith) 
Wise. Graduate of Harvard College, was a physician at South 
Berwick, Me. Mary (\\'ise) Parsons m. (2) Humphrey Chad- 
bourne, and d. Feb. 14, 1829, at Acton, Me. 

Children of Dr. John and Mary (Wise) Parsons, 
all born at South Berwick, Me. : 
Susan*', b. June 2, 1764; m. Daniel Cooper. 
Elizabeth or Betsey^, b. Dec. 28, 1766; m. Moses Emery. 
Fanny*', b. ; m. Jonathan Hubbard. 



50 

51 i 

52 ii 



II William^ Parsons (Rev. William*, Rev. Joseph^, Joseph-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. i, 1745, at South Hampton, N. H. He 
m. Feb. 8, 1776, Hannah Meserve, at Gilmanton, N. H. Lived 
on Parsons' Hill, Gilmanton ; d. Nov. 1827. 



41 



42 the parsons family 

Children of William^ and Hannah (Meserve) Parsons, | 

all born at Gilmanton, N. H. : 
i William'', b. , 1776; d. , 1788, aged 12. 

53 ii John'', b. June 27, 1778; m. Huldah Blake. 

54 iii Joseph^ b. Mar. 28, 1780; m. Betsy Oilman. 

iv Sally^. b. Apr. 18, 1782; d. Sept. 30, 1838; unm. 

(Continued from page 82, Vol. i.) 
12 Elizabeth^ Parsons (Rev. William*, Rev. Joseph^, 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 13, 1748, at South Hampton, 
N. H. ; m. Aug. i, 1766, at Gilmanton, N. H., Genl. Joseph 
Badger, Jr. ; b. at Bradford, Mass., Oct. 23, 1746, son of Genl. 
Joseph; b. Jan. 11, 1721-2, and Harriet (Pearson) Badger; b. 
July 2^, 1722, at Lynn, Mass., dau. of Ebenezer and Hannah 
(Moody) Pearson. Genl. Joseph Badger, Jr., resided at Gil- 
manton, was an officer in the militia for thirty years from rank 
of Captain to Brigadier-General. Was a Lieutenant in the Rev- 
olutionary War, but commanded a company and was at the 
surrender of Burgoyne. Was Representative from Gilmanton 
to the State Legislature for many years; Member of Council 
for six years; was appointed, 1798, a Commissioner of the 
United States under Act of Congress to provide for tlie value 
of lands and dwelling houses and the enumeration of slaves, etc. 
He d. at Gilmanton, Jan. 15, 1809. She d. May 3, 183 1. 

Children of Gen. Joseph and Elizabeth^ (Parsons) Badger: 
i Joseph^ Badger, b. May i, 1767; m. June 8, 1786, Sara 
Weeks; b. Exeter, N. H., 1765, dau. of Mathias and 
Judith (Leavitt) Weeks. Resided at Gilmanton; 
farmer. Children: Joseph, b. 1786; Judith, b. 1788; 
m. Capt. Josiah Parsons; she d. 1879; Nathaniel, b. 
1790; d. 1843; Elizabeth, b. 1792; Parish, b. 1794; 
d. at sea while returning from California in 1856; 
Sarah, b. 1796, probably m. Mr. Williams; Polly, b. 
1800; Hiram, b. 1805. 
ii Hannah® Badger, b. Apr. 12, 1772; m. Dec. 4, 1793, 
Dr. Obadiah Parish; b. Canterbury, Conn., Sept. 22, 
1764, son of Lemuel Parish. He commenced to prac- 
tice in Gilmanton in 1790 and d. there Oct. 16, 1794. 
She d. Gilmanton, Jan. 20, 1803, in her 31st year. 



FIFTH GENERATION 43 

Child: Cynthia, b. 1794; m. Dr. Wm. Prescott. She 
d. 1856. 

iii Sarah'' Badger, b. Dec. 9, 1773; m. Maj. Rufus Parish; 
resided at Gilmanton. He d. June 5, 1853, aged 84 
yrs., 8 mos., 17 days. She d. Dec. 24, 1866, aged 92, 
at Santa Barbara, Cal. Child: Hannah, b. ; 

m. Dr. C. Tebbetts. 

iv Elizabeth^ Badger, b. Dec. 22, 1777; m. May 20, 1798, 
Dr. Daniel Jacobs; b. Mansfield, Conn., Aug. 31, 
1764, son of Capt. Solomon Jacobs. Graduated at 
Dartmouth College, 1787. Studied medicine at 
Poughkeepsie and New York City, Commenced 
practice in Sanbornton, N. H., 1790; removed to 
Gilmanton, 1796, where he practiced until he d. Nov. 
14, 1815. She d. Oct. 17, 1850, aged 73. Children: 
A dau. who m. Mr. Beauregard ; Laura, b. ; m. 

Rev. Amos H. Worthen. The late Dr. Helen A. 
Webster of New Bedford, Mass., was dau. of Rev. 
and Mrs. Worthen. 
V Gov. William'' Badger, b. Jan. 13, 1779; m. (i) May 
I, 1803, Martha Smith; b. Gilmanton May 20, 1780. 
She d. Jan. 30, 1810. He m. (2) Jan. 19, 1814, 
Hannah Pearson Cogswell ; b. Atkinson, N. H., 
July 6, 1791. William Badger resided in that 
part of Gilmanton which is now Belmont, N. H. 
Farmer, mill owner. State Senator, President of 
Senate in 1816, Colonel and Brigadier-General 
of Militia, Judge of Court of Common Pleas 
from 1816 to 1821, Sheriff of Old Stratford ten years, 
President of Board of Trustees Gilmanton Academy 
and Gilmanton Theological Seminary, Presidential 
Elector, and Governor of New Hampshire 1834-1836; 
d. at Gilmanton, Sept. 21, 1852. She d. at upper Gil- 
manton, Feb. 22, 1869. Children (by ist wife) : 
John, b. 1804; d. unm., 1826. Martha, b. 1819; d. 
unm., 1826. Children (by 2d wife) : Col. Joseph, 
b. 1817; d. 1903. Col. William, U. S. A., b. 1826; 
d. 1897. (WilHam C, the noted cattle dealer of 
Mandan, N. Dak., is son of Col. William.) 

vi Ebenezer*' Badger, d. young. 



44 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

(Continued from page 82, Vol. i.) 

13 JoHN^ Parsons (Rev. William*, Rev. Joseph^ Joseph-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 10, 1751, at South Hampton, N. H. ; 
m. Oct. 16, 1783, Lydia Folsom; b. 1761, who d. at Belmont, 
Mar. 17, 1828; dau. of Peter and Hannah (Morrison) Folsom 
of Newmarket, N. PI. He d. May 31, 1838, at Belmont. He 
was a Revolutionary soldier, enlisting July, 1776, in Capt. Joseph 
Badger's Co. By Act of Congress, passed June 7, 1832, he 
received a pension of $60 per year. (Hist, of Gilmanton, p. 87, 
and N. H. Rev. Rolls, Vol. 15.) He also signed the Association 
Test, in Gilmanton. 

Children of John^ and Lydia (Folsom) Parsons, 
all born at Gilmanton, N. H. : 

55 i William^ b. July 7, 1784; m. (i) Mary Dudley; (2) 

Mary Davis; (3) Ruth Chapman of Parsonsfield, Me. 
ii Judith", b. Oct. 9, 1786; m. William Leavitt of Wake- 
field, Jan., 1814. She d. Apr. 18, 1829. Their son, 
William Parsons'' Leavitt of Lynn, Mass., m. Sarah 
Jordan. 

iii John®, b. Aug. 7, 1789; d. Jan. 17, 1805. 

iv Sarah*', b. Sept. 4, 1791 ; m. Simon Hatch of Meredith, 

and d. Sept. 11, 1845. 
v Haimah*', b. Dec. 22, 1793 ; m. James Clay of Sanborn- 
ton; b. at Candia, N. H., and d. July i, 1857. She 
d. Dec. I, 1861, at Albany, N. H. No children. 

vi Lydia", b. Mar. 13, 1797; d. June 15, 1876; m. Law- 
rence Folsom, Jan. 12, 1825. Child: Lydia A^. Fol- 
som, b. Nov. 14, 1825 ; m. Oct. 10, 1868, B. F. Wolcott 
of Concord. 

56 vii Eliza", b. June 3, 1800; m. James Martin. 

57 viii Joseph", b. Feb. i, 1804; m. Nov. 24, 1825, Mary Lam- 

prey of Northwood, N. H. 
ix Jonathan", b. ; d. young. 

(Continued from page 83, Vol. i.) 

14 Col. Joseph^ Parsons (Rev. William*, Rev. Joseph^, 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 10, 1753, at South Hampton, 
N. H. ; m. Dec. 10, 1781, Ruth Pearson of Amesbury, dau. of 
Moses and (Barnard) Pearson. He was a tanner by occupation, 



FIFTH GENERATION 45 

was Representative to the General Court for Strafford County, 
N. H. ; was Colonel of loth Regt. Militia, and held many other 
offices. He d. Aug. lo, 1806, at Gilmanton. 

Children of Col. Joseph^ and Ruth (Pearson) Parsons, 
all born at Gilmanton, N. H. : 
i Ruth^ b. 1782; d. July, 1806. 

58 ii Joseph Smith°, b. Aug. 18, 1784; m. Lydia Peabody 

Flint, 
iii Sarah*', b. 1786; d. Nov., 1803, at Amesbury. 

59 iv Hannah®, b. July 30, 1791 ; m. Charles Courier Smith. 

60 V Thomas*', b. Mar. , 1794; m. Betsey Simpson. 

61 vi Mary*', b. , 1796; m. Dr. Levi Nichols. 

(Continued from page 83, Vol. i.) 

15 Ebenezer^ Parsons (Rev. William*, Rev. Joseph^ 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 21, 1756, at South Hampton, 
N. H. ; d. Sept. 22, 1832, at Gilmanton. He m. Nov. 18, 1784, 
Eunice Potter; b. Oct. 7, 1762; d. Apr. 9, 1825. They lived at 
Gilmanton, N. H., and died there. 

Children of Ebenezer^ and Eunice (Potter) Parsons, 
all born at Gilmanton, N. H. : 
i Ebenezer*', b. Sept. 10, 1786; d. Oct. 24, 1826; m. and 
lived in New York; was killed by the fall of a tree. 

62 ii Eunice", b. Aug. 9, 1788; m. Dea. James Gilman. 

63 iii Dea. William*', b. Dec. 10, 1791 ; m. Sally Stevens. 

64 iv Samuel", b. Feb. i, 1795; m. Jemima Carr. 

65 V Sally B.", b. July 19, 1797; m, Ira Osgood. 

vi Lucy", b. Mar. 4, 1801 ; d. Feb. 22, 1815; unm. 

16 Elizabeth^ Fogg (Elizabeth* Parsons, Rev. Joseph', 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), bapt. May, 1740; m. (before she was 
16) Hon. William Parker of Exeter, N. H. ; b. ; son of 
Hon. William Parker of Portsmouth, N. H. He grad. from 
Harvard College in 1751, and d. June 6, 1813. She d. , 1816. 

Children of William and Elizabeth^ (Fogg) Parker: 
i Dr. William*' Parker, b. Aug. 16, 1758; m. Mary Tilton. 
He was a physician in Exeter, N. H. He d. and she 
m. (2) Major Hale of Coventry; d. Aug. 1798. 



46 THE TARSONS FAMILY 

ii NathanieP Parker, b. Oct. , 1759; m. Kate Tilton. 
He was a lawyer, Justice of the Peace, and Secretary 
of State; d. April 2, 1812. 

iii Elizabeth*' Parker, b. Oct. 19, 1762, at Exeter; m. Col. 
Samuel Adams of Durham, N. H. ; b. Aug. 17, 1760. 
She d. Mar. 23, 1845, ^t the residence of her son-in- 
law, Ralph Smith. 

iv John*' Parker, b. ; d. young. 

V Mary" Parker, b. ; d. young. 

vi Jeremiah" Parker, b. ; d. young. 

vii Abigail" Parker, b. ; d. young, 

viii John Jeremiah" Parker, b. Nov. 16, 1770; d. Oct. 5, 
1831, at Exeter. 

ix Alary Sewell" Parker, b. at Exeter, Feb. 2,2, iyy2; d. 
Jan. I, 1819, at Wayne, Me.; m. at Exeter, Oct. 16, 
1800, Joseph Lamson, Esq.; b. Exeter, Jan. 11, 1771 ; 
son of Benjamin and ( ) Lamson. He 

grad. from Dartmouth College in 1790. Was a mer- 
chant at Wayne, Me. 

X Samuel" Parker, b. Aug. 16, 1773 ; m. Hannah Crocker 
of Boston, dau. of Hon. William and Elizabeth 
(Fogg) Crocker. 

17 Saraii^ Fogg (Elizabeth'' Parsons, Rev. Joseph^, Joseph-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. January 24, 1742; m. Ebenezer Potter; b. 
Ipswich, Mass.; graduated from Harvard College in 1766. She 
d. Dec. 29, 1799, aged 58. He d. Oct. 9, 1822, aged 79; was a 
teacher and a Justice of the Peace. 

Children of Ebenezer and Sarah° (Fogg) Potter: 
i Sarah" Potter, b. Oct. 22, 1763; m. Joseph McClintock, 
son of Rev. Samuel McClintock, D.D., of Green- 
land, N. PI. 
ii John" Potter, b. Sept. 30, 1767; d. Mar., 1840. 
iii Betsey" Potter, b. Mar. 22, 1770; d. at 9 mos. 
iv Polly" Potter, b. Mar. 9, 1773; m. Nov. 2, 1790, Jona- 
than Stuart of Portland. She d. Dec. 8, 1828. He 
d. Jan. 30, 1833, aged 61. 

V Lucy" Potter, b. Apr. 15, 1777; m. Joseph Barber of 

Portland, Me. She d. 1818, aged 41. 
vi Aaron" Potter, b. Mar. 14, 1783; d. Dec. 13, 1798. 



FIFTH GENERATION 47 

i8 Maj. Jeremiah^ Fogg (Elizabeth* Parsons, Rev. Joseph^ 
Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), bapt. Oct. 22, 1749; m- 1785, Lydia 
Hill, dau. of Jonathan Hill of Cambridge, Mass. He d. May 
26, 1808, at Kensington. She d. Jan. 30, 1847. He graduated 
from Harvard College in 1768; was Representative and Senator 
in Legislature of New Hampshire several years. He lived and 
died in the mansion house where his father lived and died. 
Served in the Revolutionary War as aide to General Poor of 
Exeter, N. H., with rank of Major. 

Children of Maj. Jeremiah and Lydia (Hill) Fogg: 

i Martha'' Fogg, b. Nov. 24, 1785; m. Samuel Tucke. 
He d. Sept. 11, 1843, ^g^d 57, at Kensington. 

ii Jeremiah Parsons^ Fogg. b. May 19, 1785; m. Jane. 
He d. May 9, 1821, at Louisville, Ohio. Widow and 
children lived at Steuben ville, Ohio. Children: i, 
Thomas Prentice^ Fogg. 2, Alexander Parsons^ 
Fogg. 

iii Catherine*' Fogg, b. Jan. 25, 1791 ; m. Josiah Blake. 
Lived at Kensington, N. H. 

iv Frances" Fogg, b. May 25, 1793 ; m. Hon. Smith Lam- 
prey of Kensington. She d. Feb. 8, 1825 (by sui- 
cide). He d. 1841, in a mysterious manner. Resided 
at Kensington, N. H. Children: i, Frances" Lam- 
prey, b. June II, 1815; m. Bracket Leavitt. 2, Ircne^ 
Lamprey, b. June 19, 1817; m. Dr. Wm. Folsom. 3, 
NewelF Lamprey, b. Oct. 14, 1819. 4, Jeremiah 
Smith^ Lamprey, b. Feb. 12, 1821. 5, Emery Green^ 
Lamprey, b. Jan. 12, 1825. 
V Thomas Prentice" Fogg, b. Dec. 14, 1794; m. (i) 
; (2) ; removed to Ohio. 

vi Irene Hill" Fogg, b. Apr. 21, 1797; m. Green Perkins 
of Seabrook, N. H. She d. Aug., 1843. Resided at 
Kensington, N. H. Child: i, Ellen Irene^ Perkins, 
b. , 1832. 

19 Capt. Joseph^ Fogg (Elizabeth^ Parsons, Rev. Joseph^ 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. April, 1753, at Kensington, N. H. ; 
bapt. Apr. 22, 1753; m. (i) Oct. 28, 1781, at Kensington, Mary 
Sherburne; b. 1759; dau. of Joseph and . (Bachelder) 



4^ THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Sherburne of Kensington. She d. Dec. 30, 1783, aged 24; m. 
(2) June 21, 1892, Widow Abigail (Nutter) Wentworth, widow 
of Dudley Wentworth. He was Quartermaster in Colonel Poor's 
Regiment in the Revolutionary War with rank of Captain. He 
d. April 17, 1822, at Kensington, aged 69. Was a farmer. 
Resided at Ossipee, N. H. Mary Sherburne was said to be 
the most beautiful woman that ever lived in Kensington. 

Child of Capt. Joseph and Mary (Sherburne) Fogg: 
i Elizabeth Thompson^ Fogg, b. Feb. 28, 1783, at Ken- 
sington; m. May i, 181 1, Dr. "Joseph Otis Osgood 
of Amesbury, Mass.; b. Dec, 1783, at Fairhaven, 
Mass., son of George and Eliza (Otis) Osgood of 
Andover, Mass. Graduated from Harvard College 
in 1804; practiced in Amesbury, Haverhill, Wind- 
ham, N. H., in North Carolina, and Kensington, 
N. H. She d. Aug. 8, 1869, at Kensington. 

Children of Capt. Joseph and Abigail (Nutter) Fogg: 
ii Mary^ Fogg, b. , at Ossipie, ; d. at Ossipie, 

aged 14. 
iii Jeremiah^ Fogg, b. at Ossipie, ; d. at Ossipie, 

aged 16. 

20 Dr. Daniel'^ Fogg (Elizabeth* Parsons, Rev. Joseph", 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 6, 1759, at Kensington, N. H. ; 
bapt. Apr. 16, 1759; m. Oct. 28, 1784, at Braintree, Mass., 
Susanna Thayer; b. Jan. 8, 1764, at Braintree, dau. of Hon. 
Eben and Rebecca (Miller) Thayer of Braintree. He went to 
Braintree when 21 and resided there. Was Assistant Surgeon 
in the Revolutionary Army at Ticonderoga, with his brother. He 
studied with Dr. Thomas Kittredge of Andover, Mass. Was a 
member of Massachusetts Medical Society from 1806 till his 
death; also member of Norfolk Medical Society from 1806 to 
1818. They united with the church in Braintree, Dec. 12, 1784; 
their four youngest children were also members of this church 
to which her ancestors had belonged for nearly 200 years in 
regular succession. She d. Aug. i, 1856, aged 92, at Brain- 
tree, Mass. 



fifth generation 49 

Children of Dr. Daniel and Susanna (Thayer) Fogg, 
all born in Braintree, Mass. : 
i Jeremiah Parsons'^ Fogg. b. July 23, 1785; d. at Brain- 
tree, Sept. 23, 1843, aged 58; tinm. Was a merchant 
in Boston and in western states, 
ii Ebenezer Thayer^ Fogg, b. July 9, 1787; d. July 31, 

1796, aged 9 years, 
iii Daniel Atherton'' Fogg, b. July 7. 1790; d. Aug. 13, 

1796, aged 6 years, 
iv Stephen Minott Thayer'^ Fogg, b. July 17, 1792; d. Dec. 

6, 1792. 

V Ebenezer Thayer'' Fogg, b. Mar. 28, 1795 (was chris- 
tened Stephen Minott Thayer, but had his name 
changed when a young man) ; m. July 20, 1820, at 
Scituatc, ]\Iass., Airs. Betsey ( Tower j Whittemore, 
widoAv of Capt. Joseph Whittemore of Scituate (who 
left one son, James Lloyd Whittemore, who graduated 
from Har\ard College in 1832 ; studied medicine in 
France; m. a French lady, and in 1846, resided at 
Buenos Ayres, S. A.). Ebenezer Thayer Fogg was 
at Harvard College two years, studied law Avith Aaron 
Hoburt, Esc]., of Hanover, N. H., and practiced law 
at Scituate, Mass. ; was a military officer and Repre- 
sentative several terms ; d. at Scituate. 

vi Rebecca Miller Thayer" Fogg, b. Nov. i, 1797; bapt. 
Nov. 5, 1797; m. Nov. I, 1825, at Braintree, Rev. 
James Delos Farnsworth of Orford, N. H. ; b. Sept. 
II, 1793, at Groton, Mass. He graduated from Har- 
vard College in 1818. Ordained at Orford, Jan. i, 
1823 ; left there Apr. 9, 1832. Installed at Paxton, 
Mass., Apr. 30, 1835. Dismissed from Paxton, May 

7, 1840; settled at Roxboro, Mass., Jan. 6, 1842; d. 
suddenly of heart disease. Sabbath morning, while 
preparing for church, Nov. 12, 1854, at Bridgewater, 
Mass. In 1853 he was Chaplain to the Massachusetts 
Senate (according to Necrology of Harvard Alumni). 

vii Susanna Niles Thayer^ Fogg, b. June 26, 1800, at Brain- 
tree ; m. Mar. 25, 1829, Capt. Elisha Niles Thayer 
(her uncle) ; b. at Braintree, Oct. 29. 1802, son of 



5© THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Elisha and Sarah (Hayden) Thayer, grandson of 
Gen. Eben Thayer. He d. at Braintree, Oct. 5, 1836, 
aged 34 ; was a manufacturer at Braintree. Chil- 
dren (b. in Braintree) : i, Susanna Niles' Thayer, 
b. June 26, 1830. 2, Sarah Hayden^ Thayer, b. Mar. 
15, 1833. 
viii Charles Miller*^ Fogg, b. Mar. 26, 1805 ; m. at Boston, 
Apr. 24, 1834, Charlotte Lowell Gibson, b. Boston 
July 29, 1807, dau. of Abraham and Susan (Nor- 
cross) Gibson, widow of Francis Gray Spurr of 
Watertown. He was Justice of the Peace of 
Quoeum, agent of Old Colony R. R. ; d. at Braintree, 
Dec. 9, 1854, aged 49. She d. June 12, i860, at 
Braintree after her 2d m. to Jonathan French. 

21 Dr. John^ Fogg (Elizabeth* Parsons, Rev. Joseph'', 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 1764; bapt. Feb. 26, 1764; m. 
July 23, 1793, at Northampton, N. H., Sarah Dearborn, a grand- 
daughter of his uncle Abner Fogg. He settled at North Hampton, 
N. H., where he practiced his profession. He d. Mar. 5, 1816, 
aged 52. In 1834 she lived with her daughter Knowles at 
Northampton, N. H. 

Children of Dr. John and Sarah (Dearborn) Fogg: 
i Mary" Fogg, b. Feb. 14. 1794; d. Nov. 6, 1795. 

ii John Dearborn" Fogg, b. Aug. 7, 1797. 

iii Infant (twin) b. Nov. 17, 1803; d. Nov. 17. 1803. 

iv Fanny Dearborn" Fogg, b. Nov. 17, 1803; m. Feb. 9, 
1823, Oliver Knowles. Resided at Northampton, 
N. PL Children, h. Northampton: i, John Fogg" 
Knowles, b. July 18, 1824. 2, Nancy^ Knowles. b. 
Mar. 18, 1830. 3, Mary Frances^ Knowles, b. July 
20, 1833. 
v William Cutter" Fogg, b. Apr. 30, 1805 ; d. June 20, 
1805. 

vi Jeremiah William" Fogg, b. Oct. 9. 1806; d. Nov. 7, 
1812. 

vii Mary EHzabeth" Fogg, b. Jan. 15, 1812; m. Enoch Chase 
Stevens. Resided at Franklin, N. H., 1833. In 1869 
resided at 290 Elm St., New Haven, Conn. 



FIFTH GENERATION 5 1 

viii Jeremiah William*^ Fogg", b. Dec. 15, 1813 ; m. 

In 1833 he was in Greenland, N. H. In 1841 he 
resided at Exeter, N. H. 

Lieut. John^ Parsons, son of Esquire Joseph, was b. at North- 
ampton, Mass., Jan. 11, 1673; ^- Sept. 4, 1746; m. (i) Dec. 2T„ 
1696, Sarah Atherton, b. Oct. 26, 1676, dau. of Rev. Hope and 
Sarah (HolHster) Atherton of Hatfield, Mass. She d. Feb. 12, 
1729. He m. (2) June 12, 1729, Mrs. Hannah (Clapp) Miller. 
He resided at Northampton, where his children were born. He 
had ten children, all by his first wife. His father. Esquire Joseph, 
by his will (Vol. i, p. 55) devised to him lands on the west bank 
of the Connecticut River, at the foot of Mt. Tom, known as the 
Pascommuck Meadow, and where some of his descendants have 
resided to the present time. His son John*, Jr., b. July 15, 1700, 
m. Dec. 2, Hannah Clark. His son Moses*, b. July 6, 1708, m. 
(i) Nov. 5, 1730, Wait Miller, and m. (2) Nov. 28, 1734, Sarah 
Jones. His son Joseph*, b. May 16, 1722, m. Rachel Keet. 

(Continued from page 84, Vol. i.) 
Deacon Joel"* Parsons (Moses*, Lieut. John^, Joseph'-^, Cor- 
net Joseph^), b. May 18, 1739, at Northampton, Mass.; d. Nov. 
10, 1818, at Easthampton, aged 79; m. Jan., 1761, Abigail Ferry, 
b. Oct. 15, 1742; d. Oct. 2, 1828, aged 86. He resided at East- 
hampton, Mass. ; was often employed as teacher in the early 
district schools of the town; was deacon in 1798, Selectman 
1790 to 1801. He was a son of Moses* and Sarah (Jones) 
Parsons. (See pages 83-4, Vol. i.) 

Children of Joel^ and Abigail (Ferry) Parsons, 

all born at Easthampton : 
i Joel'% b. Jan. 22, 1762; d. Apr. 18, 1762. 
66 ii Aaron", b. Apr. 16, 1763; m. Mrs. Sarah (Clapp) 
Strong, 
iii Sarah*', b. Aug. 31, 1765; d. Apr. 20, 1814, at North- 
ampton; m. Dec. 30, 1784, Bela Strong, Jr.; b. Jan., 
1760, son of Bela and Eunice (Alvord) Strong, 
iv Infant, b. Apr. 7, 1768; d. same day. 
V Achsah'', b. Mar. 2S, 1769; d. Dec. 21, 1838; m. Dea. 
Thaddeus Clapp of Easthampton, son of Joseph and 



52 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Hannah (Lyman) Clapp. He d. Apr., i860, at East- 
hampton. 

67 vi JoeP, b. June 25, 1772; m. Rachel Janes. 

68 vii Thaddeus", b. Dec. 27, 1774; m. (i) Mercy Janes; m. 

(2) Sarah Parsons, 
viii AbigaiF, b. Mar. 29, 1777; d. Mar. 16, 181 1; unm. 
ix Ebenezer Ferry'', b. May 11, 1780; m. Katurah Gaylord, 

dau. of OHver Gaylord of South Hadley, Mass. 
X Eunice", b. Nov. 5, 1782; d. Jan. 3, 1783. 
xi Eunice^ b. Feb. 13, 1785; d. Feb. li, 1786. 

69 xii Senah**, b. 1787; d. , 1818; m. Lois Lyman. 

(Record in Vol. i, pages 84 and 113, revised and continued.) 
Capt. Joseph^ Parsons (Joseph*. Lieut. John", Joseph-, Cor- 
net Joseph^), b. Oct. 2y, 1755, at Northampton, Mass.; m. Jan. 
12, 1786, Dorothy Clark, bapt. at Northampton, June 14, 1761, 
dau. of Joel and Martha (Kingsley) Clark. He d. April 19, 
1803, at Northampton. She m. (2) Eliab Alvord (his 2d wife) 
of \A'esthampton, Mass., and d. Feb. 26, 1832. 

Children of Capt. Joseph^ and Dorothy (Clark) Parsons: 

70 i Rachel", b. ; m. Arnold Newell. 

ii Dorothy", b. ; m. Jan. 8, 1812, Jonathan Hun- 

tington. 

iii Joseph", b. , 1798; d. , 1840, aged 42, at 

Northampton; m. 1828, at New Lebanon, N. Y.. by 
Rev. Mr. Ball, Phebe Ann Weeks; b. 1806, at Nor- 
wich, Mass. She m. (2) . She m. (3) Gideon 
M. Saunders of Chicopee, Mass. 

(Record continued in Vol. i.) 

22 MosES^ Kingsley (Mercy* Parsons, Capt. Ebenezer^ 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 20, 1743, at Northampton, 
Mass. ; m. Abigail. They lived at Northampton, where their 
children were born. 

Children of Moses^ and Abigail ( ) Kingsley: 

i Eben" Kingsley, b. Nov. 6, 1769. 
ii AsaheP Kingsley, b. May 27, 1771. 



FIFTH GENERATION 53 

iii Moses^ Kingsley, b. Nov. 8, 1772; m. Dec. 3, 1794, 
Sarah'^ Parsons, b. Feb. 2, 1772, dau. of Nathaniel* 
Parsons, 
iv Mercy® Kingsley, b. Aug. 23, 1774. 
V Lucinda'' Kingsley, b. July 17, 1780; m. Oliver Baker 

of Chesterfield, 
vi Lucy*^ Kingsley, b. July 13, 1782. 
vii Electa*^ Kingsley, b. Apr. 25, 1784. 
viii DanieF Kingsley, b. July 21, 1787. 

Rev. David^ Parsons (Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at 
Northampton, Feb. 3, 1680; graduated from Harvard College, 
1705, and was minister at Maiden, and later at Leicester, Mass., 
where he d. Oct. 12, 1743. He m. Sarah Stebbins, who d. June 
17. 1759- aged 73. His son Rev. David*, b. at Maiden, Mar. 24, 
1712, graduated from Harvard College, 1729. He was minister 
at Hadley, and the first pastor of the Congregational Church at 
Amherst, Mass., 1739. He m. Eunice, dau. of Gideon Wells of 
Wethersfield, Conn.; b. Aug. 6, 1726; d. Sept. 20, 1796. He 
d. Jan, I, 1781. His son Rev. Davids b. at x\mherst, Jan. 28, 
1749, graduated from Harvard College, 1771 ; m. Harriet, dau. 
of Ezekiel and Prudence (Stoddard) Williams. He succeeded 
his father as pastor of the church at Amherst in Oct., 1782, and 
was one of the founders of Amherst College. He d. at Weth- 
ersfield, Conn., May 18, 1823. 

(Continued from page 87, Vol. i.) 
Eunice^ Parsons (Rev. David*, Rev. David^, Joseph^, Comet 
Joseph^), b. July 28, 1751, at Amherst, Mass.; m. (as 2d wife) 
Solomon* Stoddard of Northampton; b. May 26, 1736, son of 
Col. John and Prudence (Chester) Stoddard. She d. Jan. 2^, 
1797. He d. Dec. 19, 1827, aged 91. Graduated at Yale Col- 
lege, 1756. 

Children of Solomon and Eunice^ (Parsons) Stoddard: 
i David*' Stoddard, b. Jan. 4, 1778; d. Apr. 6, 1778. 
ii David*' Stoddard, b. Sept. 5, 1780; was a merchant in 

Boston; d. Mar. 31, 1855; unm. 
iii Dr. Israel® Stoddard, b. Oct. 4, 1784; m. Jan. i, 1820, 



54 THE PARSONS FA>[ILY 

Charlotte Stone of Troy. She d. Aug. lo, 1820, at 
Blakeley, Ala., aged 34. He was a physician, sur- 
geon in the Army and practiced at Whitehall, N. Y., 
Blakeley, Ala., and Covington, La. He d. Nov. 9, 
1821, at Covington, La. 

(Continued from page 87, Vol. i.) 

Mary^ Parsons (Rev. David*, Rev. David', Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Mar. 2^, 1757, at Amherst, Mass.; bapt. Mar. 2j, 
1757; d. Mar. 21, 1845, aged 88, at Wethersfield, Conn.; m. 
(as his 2d wife) by Rev. Mr. Lewis, Nov. i, 1790, Col. Ezekiel 
Porter Belden of Wethersfield, Conn.; b. Feb. 12, 1756, son of 
Col. Thomas (b. Aug. 9, 1732; d. May 22, 1782) and Abigail 
(Porter) Belden of Wethersfield. He d. Oct. 9. 1824, aged 69. 
He was a Revolutionary soldier, a merchant, and later purchased 
a farm at Wethersfield. For twenty years he was a Repre- 
sentative of the town in the Legislature. He was also a Magis- 
trate and Town Clerk. 

Children of Col. Ezekiel Porter and Mary^ 

(Parsons) Belden, 

all born at Wethersfield, Conn. : 

i James*' Belden, b. Oct. i, 1791 ; d. Sept. 13, 1800. 

ii Ezekiel Porter" Belden, b. Mar. 18, 1794; d. Apr. 

3, 1818. 
iii Mary" Belden, b. June 5, 1795; m. 1821, Erastus 
Franklin Cooke, M.D., of Johnstown, N. Y. ; b. 1797, 
at Johnstown. He d. Mar. 24, 1872, at Wethers- 
field, where she resided in 1874. 
71 iv Ceha** Belden, b. Oct. 5, 1796; m. Heman Ely. 
'J2 V Julia'' Belden, b. Aug. 27, 1798; m. (i) James Lock- 
wood Belden; m. (2) Elias Hotchkiss. 
vi Hannah*"' Belden, b. Mar. 19, 1800; d. May 17, 1874, 
aged 74, at Elyria, Ohio; m. at Wethersfield, Conn., 
Oct. 25, 1828, George Prior, Jr., of East Windsor, 
Conn.; b. Oct. 8, 1803, son of George Prior. He d. 
Sept. 12, 1868. 



FIFTH GENERATION 55 

(Continued from Vol. i, page Sy.) 
Gideon^ Parsons (Rev. David*, Rev. David^, Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), bapt. Nov. 22, 1761, at Amherst, Mass.; m. in Suffield, 
Conn., Apr. 16, 1787, Huldah Rowe, dau. of Moses Rovve of 
Suffield. He removed from Amherst to Kingston (formerly 
Esopus), N. Y., where he d. Sept. 18, 1806, aged 45. She d. 
there June 12, 1840, aged about 72. 

Children of Gideon^ and Huldah (Rowe) Parsons, 
all born at Amherst, Mass. : 
i Eunice Wells®, b. , 1788; m. Winthrop Buck, son 

of Daniel and Sarah (Saltonstall) Buck of New 
London, Conn. She d. about four months after 
marriage. 
y;^ ii Leonard Chester*', b. July i, 1789; m. Maria Raymond. 

74 iii Salome®, b. July 20, 1791 ; m. Daniel Oliver Skinner, 
iv Henry''', b. Feb. , 1793; m. Eliza Rebecca Wilson of 

Georgia. He d. Mar. 9, 1865, at New Orleans, but 
buried at Amherst, Mass. She d. at Brooklyn, N. Y., 
1880; buried in Greenwood Cemetery. They had 
one child, Julia Huldah^, b. July i, 1840, at Kingston, 
N. Y. ; m. June 7, 1866, at Galveston, Tex., Benjamin 
Stebbins® Parsons (Rev. Benjamin^, Benjamin*, Capt. 
Ebenezer^% Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), his 3d wife. 
They had two children born at Galveston, Tex. 
Children: i, Benjamin Stebbins', b. Sept. 3, 1867. 
2. Henry Clement", b. Nov. 16, 1868. (See Vol. i, 
page 167.) 

75 V George Washington'', b. , 1794; m. Eliza Gordon 

Mclntyre. 

76 vi Clarissa®, b. Jan. 10, 1797; m. George Nelson Ingraham. 
vii Frederick®, b. ; d. an infant. 

(Record in Vol. i, pages 87 and 122, revised and continued.) 

Eldad^ Parsons (Nathan*, Rev. David^, Joseph'-, Cornet 

Joseph^), b. Aug. 29, 1755, at Belchertown, Mass.; d. July 10, 

1823, aged 68; m. (i) at Belchertown, Dec. 6, 1780, Experience 

Bardwell ; b. June 25, 1761, at Belchertown, dau. of Martin and 



5'* THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Polly (Stuart) Bardwell of Belchertown. She d. May 25, 1800, 
aged 40. He m. (2) at Chicopee, Mass., Jan. 20, 1801, Asenath 
(Allen) Chapin; b. Feb. 14, 1756, at Windsor, Conn., dau. of 
Joseph Allen, and widow of Edward Chapin. She d. Jan. 11, 
1821, at Belchertown. He m. (3) at Belchertown, 1821, Mrs. 
Cynthia Phelps, widow of Dudley Phelps. She d. about 1859, 
at Taunton, Mass. Of Eldad Parsons, Esq., the church records 
of Belchertown say, "he was a soldier of the Revolution, a man 
of vigorous mind and of a warm temperament and an ardent 
friend of the kingdom of Christ." 

Children of Eldad^ and Experience (Bardwell) Parsons, 
all born at Belchertown, Mass. : 

yy i Amy Gould^ b. Oct. 20, 1781 ; m. Dr. Jonathan D wight. 

ii Diantha**, b. Apr. 24, 1783 ; d. young. 

78 iii GouW', b. Mar. 14, 1786; m. Philena Chapin. 

79 iv Marilla*', b. Apr. 22, 1788; m. Dr. William Bridgeman. 

80 V Hazo'', b. Apr. 23, 1790; m. Betsey Whitman. 

vi Philologos*', b. Nov. 20, 1791 ; m. Nancy Flint of Mun- 
son, Mass. She d. July 7, 1821. Child: i, Henry 
Kirk^ b. July 27, 1820; d. Jan. 26, 1821. 
vii Rock^ b. Oct. 20, 1793; d. Oct. 13, 1797. 
viii Rock^, b. Jan. 9, 1796; d. at Huntsville, Ala.; m. 
Maria Morris, a sister of Gen. George P. Morris, the 
poet. Was a physician. Went to Alabama in 1820. 
Child: I, Mary Ann", b. ; m. Henry Thomas. 

81 ix Melissa*'', b. May 3, 1798; m. Warren Isham. 

82 X Catherine Experience", b. Apr. 20, 1800; m. Timothy 

Livingston. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 88.) 

Ebenezer^ Parsons (Israel*, Rev. David^, Joseph-. Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Mar. 13, 1762, at Leicester, Mass.; d. Apr. 17, 
1843, at Lynnfield, Mass. He m., Nov. 18, 1787, at Lynn, 
Nabby Smith, b. Apr. 9, 1765, at Danvers, Mass., dau. of Ames 
and Abigail (Hart) Smith of Danvers. She d. May 16, 1849. 
He was a farmer and a Revolutionary soldier ; enlisted for three 
years. 



fifth generation 57 

Children of Ebenezer'"' and Nabby (Smith) Parsons, 
all born at Lyiinfield, Mass. : 
i Nabby", b. Apr. 21, 1789; m., June 23, 1816, Jacob 
Wiley; b. Oct. 19, 1789, at Wakefield, Mass.. son of 
Benjamin and Lydia (Sherman) Wiley. She was a 
school teacher before marriage. 

83 ii Ebenezer", b. Aug. 17, 1794; m. Mary Hart. 

84 iii Israel Augustus'', b. Aug. 21, 1800; m. Rebecca Wiley. 

Josiah'' Parsons (Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at North- 
ampton, Mass., Jan. 2, 1682; d. there Apr. 12, 1768. He m. 
(i) June 22, 1710, Sarah, dau. of Isaac and Sarah (Warner) 
Sheldon of Northampton. She was b. July 16, 1688; d. Dec. 
14, 1738. He m. (2) Elizabeth Edwards, widow of Samuel 
Bartlett. His son Joseph*, b. June 9, 1713, m. Prudence Kellogg. 
His son Isaac*, b. Dec. 23, 1715, m. Lucina Strong. His son 
Jacob*, b. Oct. 22, 1719, m. Beulah Hunt. 

(See Vol. I for descendants of above.) 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 89.) 
Abigail" Parsons (Josiah*, Josiah^, Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. May 13, 1759; m. June 24, 1785, Ehsha Graves; b. Sept. 2, 
1757, at Hatfield, son of Capt. Perez Graves. She d. Apr. 12, 
1796, at Northampton. He m. (2) Nov. 30, 1796, Catherine^ 
Parsons, bapt. July 27, 1755 ; dau. of Simeon* and Catherine 
(Phelps) Parsons (Vol. i, p. 86). She d. June 22, 1833, aged 
78. He d. Apr. 11, 1826, aged 68; both d. at Northampton. 

Children of Elisha and Abigail-^ (Parsons) Graves, 
all born at Northampton : 
i Polly" Graves, b. Aug. 8, 1786; d. Dec. 8, 1810, at 

Northampton, 
ii Abigail" Graves, b. Nov. 12. 1787; d. Jan. 17, 1819, at 

Northampton, 
iii Josiah Parsons" Graves, b. Jan. 21, 1791 ; m. at North- 
ampton, Nov. 18, 1 81 3, Electa Breck, b. June 13. 1792, 
dau. of John and Electa (Bridgman) Breck. She d. 
Aug. 3, 1846, aged 54. He d. Dec. 2. 1846. 
iv Prudence" Graves, b. July 27, 1793; m. Oct. 16, 1824, 



58 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

John Clark of Northampton ; had no children, and he 
left his fortune to the Clark Blind Institute of North- 
ampton. 

V Elisha'' Graves, b. Apr. 7, 1796; m. Eliza Aurelia Bates. 

Child of Elisita and Catherine'' (Parsons) Graves: 
vi Edward" Graves, b. May 30, 1799. 

(Record in Vol. i, pages 89 and 125 revised and continued.) 
Phineas'^ Parsons (Isaac*, Josiah'-, Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), 

b. Jan. 9, 1750, at Northampton, Mass. ; d. Feb. 27, 1825 ; m. 

Dec. 22, 1772, Mary Baker; b. Dec. 16, 1752; d. Aug. 8, 1823; 

dau. of Samuel and Sarah (Lanckton) Baker of Northampton. 

"His wife inherited the Lanckton place at Northampton which 

was deeded to Phineas in 1793. Samuel Lanckton bought this 

place of Nathaniel Rust in 1709 and it has been in the family 

ever since." He was a Revolutionary soldier. 

Children of Phineas^ and Mary (Baker) Parsons, 
all born at Northampton, Mass. : 
1 Hannah*"', b. Jan. 27, 1774; m. Jan. 25, 1798, Joseph S. 

Bailey, proprietor of a hotel at Chesterfield, Mass. 
ii Samuel Baker", b. Sept. 5, 1777; d. Jan. 21, 1790. 
85 iii Elijah", b. Apr. 7, 1780; m. Abigail Daly. (Not in 
Vol. I.) 
iv Nancy", b. Oct. 15, 1782; d. Apr. 21, 1811 ; unm. 

V Phineas", b. Nov. 21, 1786; d. Feb. 22, 1818; m. Susan 

Sanderson of Chesterfield. Child: 1, Phineas F.', b. 

abt. Nov., 1817. 
vi Sarah", b. Aug. 3, 1790; m. (his 2d wife) Col. Thomas 

Pomeroy of Northampton, 
vii Capt. Samuel", b. Sept. 17, 1793; m. Caroline Russell. 
(Record of descendants in Vol. i, page 180.) 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 90.) 
Achsaii^ Parsons (Isaac*, Josiah^ Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. May 27, 1765 ; m. Dec, 29, 1791, Joel® Lyman of Southampton, 
Mass. ; b. Sept. 20, 1758; son of Dea. Elias and Amma (Phelps) 
Lyman of Southampton. She d. Aug. 29, 1856, aged 93. He 
d. July 6, 1840, at Southampton. 



fifth generation 59 

Children of Joel and Achsah^ (Parsons) Lyman, 
all born at Southampton, Mass. : 

86 i Moses^ Lyman, b. Oct. 26, 1792; m. (i) Clarissa Clapp; 

m. (2) Airs. Sophronia Bell; m. (3) Elizabeth Smith. 

87 ii Aaron'' Lyman, b. Feb. 11, 1794; m. (i) Harriet Pitkin 

Baker; m. (2) Sophronia Otis, 
iii Joel'' Lyman, b. Mar. 7, 1796; d. May 4, 1863; m. (i) 
June II, 1844, Mrs. Sarah S. Morse of Springfield. 
She d. July, 1847, leaving a dau. Sarah' Lyman ; b. 
July 15, 1847. He m. (2) Nov., 1847, ^rs. Sarah 
(Parks) Robinson; b. Apr. 2y, 1803; dau. of Pliny 
and Esther (Strong) Parks and widow of Eli Robin- 
son of Holyoke, Mass. He was a farmer in South- 
ampton. 

88 iv Elias*' Lyman, b. Feb. 15, 1798; m. Hannah Cogswell. 

V x\sa'' Lyman, b. Feb. 10, 1800; d. Jan. 13, 1814. 
vi z\chsah*' Lyman, b. Mar. 22, 1802; d. Jan. 18, 1854; m. 
Jan. 5, 1825, Dotus" Strong, son of Elihu", Jr., and 
Abigail (Pond) Strong of Southampton. He d. and 
she m. (2) . Children (ist m.) : i, Caroline 

M.' Strong, b. Apr. 12, 1829; m. Oct. 29, 1856, 
George A. Moore of Southampton; (2d m.), 2, Ellen^ 
; b. x\ug. 14, 1841. 

89 vii Theodore*^ Lyman, b. July 31, 1804; m. (i) Laura 

Griswold; m. (2) Eleanor Strong, 
viii Isaac*^ Lyman, b. Oct. 29. 1806; m. (i) Jane P. Watts; 

m. (2) Janett A. Watts, 
ix Maria*^ Lyman, b. Nov. 19, 1808; m. Jan. 16, 1845, Seth 

Porter of Norwich. Child: i, Lucy M." Porter, b. 

June 25, 1849; m. Israel Morton of Hatfield. 
X Lucy'' Lyman, b. Mar. 16, 181 1. 
xi Asa P.'' Lyman, b. June 21, 1815; d. Dec. 9, 1821. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 90.) 

Elias" Parsons (Isaac*, Josiah', Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
Mar. 5, 1772, at Northampton, Mass.; d. July 8, 1842. at Worth- 
ington, Mass.; m. (i) Oct. 23, 1796, Mary. dau. of Abial Stetson 
of Chesterfield, Mass. She d. Sept. 24, 1823, at Chesterfield, 



6o THE PARSONS FAMILY 

aged 54. He moved to Chesterfield, and from there to Worth^ 
ington in 1840. He m. (2) Lois Strong, dau. of Aniasa 
of Worthington. She d. 1842, aged 66. He was a farmer. 

Children of Elias"^ and Mary (Stetson) Parsons, 
all born at Chesterfield, Mass. : 

90 i Maurice**, b. Nov. 19, 1797; m. (i) Amanda Clark; m. 

(2) Sabrina King, 
ii Edwin'', b. Nov. 19. 1797; d. in infancy. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 92.) 
Beulah^ Par.sons (Jacob*, Josiah^, Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Dec. II, 1750, at Northampton, Mass.; m. at Northampton, 
Dec. 30, 1772, Edward Smith of Belchertown, Mass. She d. 
Jan. 25, 1850, aged 99, at Madison, Ohio, where she was living 
with her son Elijah^ Smith. 

Children of Edward and Beulaii^ (Parsons) Smith: 

91 i Susanna'' Smith, b. ; m. Thomas Boyd. 

ii Elijah" Smith, b. ; d. in 1870; resided at Madison, 

Ohio. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 92.) 
Hannah-^ Parsons (Jacob*, Josiah'', Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), 
b. at Northampton, Mass., Nov. 14, 1756; d. at Skaneateles, 
N. Y., June 14, 1861, at the residence of her son, Lewis Wales" 
Cleveland, aged 104 years, 7 months. She m. at Northampton, 
Mass.. Oct. 4, 1 781, Deacon Nehemiah Cleveland; b. in Canter- 
bury, Mass., Apr. 5, 1753; d. in Skaneateles, N. Y., Oct. 25, 
1843, aged 90 years ; son of Nehemiah and Dinali Cleveland of 
Williamsburg, Mass. He was an officer in the Revolutionary 
War. (See record in the U. S. Pension Office.) They resided 
in Williamsburg, until 1817, when they moved to Skaneateles, 
N. Y, He was a deacon in the Congregational Church, and a 
farmer. A very interesting sketch of her life is in a pamphlet 
entitled "Our Patronymics," compiled by her granddaughter, 
Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards' Gififord, published 1880. 

In the Hunt Genealogy we find the following reference to her : 
"Her mother was a Hunt and a sister of the late Dea. Ebenezer 
Hunt. Her parents had seven daughters ; one attained the age 
of 99 years, another 98, and another 90. 



FIFTH GENERATION 6l 

"President Dwight, who presided over Yale College twenty- 
one years, was her playmate, and the late Gov. Caleb Strong her 
neighbor, and only a few years her senior. The preservation of 
her mental and physical faculties was unusual and wonderful. 
vShe delighted in the quotation of biblical precepts to a period of 
only a few weeks previous to her death. 

"Her husband was a descendant of Moses Cleveland, who 
settled in Woburn, Mass. (about 1648; born at Ipswich, England, 
about 1624, and came to America about 1635) ; his lineage being 
Xehemiah'^, Nehemiah*, Henry", Josiah-, Moses\ He was related 
to Gen. Moses" Cleveland (Aaron*. Josiah", Josiah-, Moses^), 
who was born Jan. 29, 1754, at Canterbury, Conn.; was a soldier 
and officer in the Revolutionary \\'ar, and a lawyer and farmer at 
Canterbury. About 1795 he joined, with others, in the forma- 
tion of the Connecticut Land Co., which bought the interests of 
the State of Connecticut in the \\'estern Reserve in Ohio, and 
was active in its development and in the settlement of the city 
which bears his name. In 1888 a statue to the memory of Gen. 
Moses Cleveland as the founder of the City was erected in the 
Square of Cleveland." 

We may add that President Grover Cleveland was of this 
family, his lineage being Grover*, Richard Fally^, William®, 
Aaron^, Aaron\ Aaron", Aaron^, Moses', born at Caldwell, N. J. 
Mar. 18, 1837. 

Children of Nehemiah^ and Hannah' (Parsons) Cleveland, 
all born in Williamsburgh, Mass. : 

92 i Electa'^ Cleveland, b. Aug. 8, 1782; m. Dea. Samuel 

Rhoades. 
ii Olive'' Cleveland, b. Jan. 14, 1784; d. Nov. 13, 1784. 

93 iii Olive® Cleveland (2d), b. Sept. 26, 1785; m. Richard 

Clark. 

94 iv Thankful® Cleveland, b. May 7, 1787; m. Timothy Allen 

Phelps. 

95 V Hannah® Cleveland, b. Feb. 16, 1789; m. William King. 

96 vi Fanny® Cleveland, b. June 14, 1790; m. Abner Edwards. 

97 vii Delia® Cleveland, b. Apr. 11. 1792; m. Henry Root, 
viii Dina® Cleveland, b. Feb. 22. 1794; d. Mar. 30, 1804. 

98 ix Lewis Wales® Cleveland, b. Feb. 20, 1796; m. (i) Lucy 

Burrill; m. (2) Mrs. Amelia Hubbard Warner; m. 
(3) Mrs. Lucinda Hayden. 



62 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

99 X Julia Ann" Cleveland, b. Dec. 27, 1797; m. Theodore 

Strong, 
xi Lucretia** Cleveland, b. Oct. 5, 1799; d. June 17, 1808. 

100 xii Maltby Parsons'' Cleveland, b. Feb. 4, 1804; m. Lemira 

Pomeroy. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 92.) 
Mercy^ Parsons (Jacob*, Josiah", Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. July 31, 1759, at Northampton, Mass.; m. Gideon Warner; b. 
July 17, 1757, son of Eleazer and Mary (Field) Warner of 
Sunderland, Mass. He d. Jan. 11, 1837. She d. Feb. 17, 1846, 
aged 85. 

Children of Gideon and Mercy^ (Parsons) Warner, 
all born at Sunderland, Mass. : 
i Chester^ Warner, b. Jan. 26, 1791 ; m. (i) Jan. 4, 1816, 
Sarah Ward; b. Feb. 28, 1789, at Brattleboro, Vt., 
dau. of Josiah and Sabie Ward. She d. Dec. i, 1821, 
at Skaneateles. He m. (2) Sept. 15, 1822, at 
Skaneateles. Relief Cook; b. Oct. 15, 1800, at Brattle- 
boro, Vt., dau. of Oliver and Elizabeth (Davis) Cook. 
Had six children. 

ii Levi*' \\'arner, b. Feb. 26, 1793; m. (i) June 9, 1828, at 
Wilmington^ Vt., Sabrina Ball; b. July 2j, 1800. 
She d. and he m. (2) Dec. 14. 1843, Emeline R. 
Brown; b. Jan. 11, 1809, at Whately, Mass. 

iii Parsons'' Warner, b. Jan. 12, 1797. 

iv Thankful" Warner, b. Jan. 23, 1798; m. Jan. 30, 1827, 
at Sunderland, Washington Putnam; b. June 20, 
1795. She d. Apr. 10, i860, at Halifax, Vt. 

V Lewis" Warner, b. Mar. 8, 1800; m. Nov. 29. 1824, at 
Skaneateles, N. Y., Philanda Case of Johnstown, 
N. Y.; b. June 8, 1804. He d. Oct. 11, 1863, at 
Ellery, N. Y. 

vi Mercy" Warner, b. Aug. 12, 1803 ; m. June 16, 1843, 
Charles Putnam; b. Aug. 3, 1801. 

23 Lieut. Daniel^ Parsons (Daniel*, Danieh^, Joseph^, Cor- 
net Joseph'^), b. July 15, 1735, at Springfield, Mass.; d. Jan, 18, 
1797, at Springfield, of apoplexy, aged 62; m. May 8, 1770, 




THE OLD PARSONS TAVERN AT SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 



FIFTH GENERATION 63 

Sarah Ferry of Springfield. She d. Jan. 14, 1813, aged 63. He 
resided at Springfield ; was in the war at Ticonderoga from Dec. 
5, 1776, to Apr. 2, 1777. 

Children of Lieut. Daniel^ and Sarah (Ferry) Parsons, 
all born at Springfield, Mass, : 

i Sarah^ b. June 27, 1771, at Springfield; m. Daniel 

Mallory of Russell, Mass. 
ii DanieP, b. Apr. 15, 1773; d. Apr. 15, 1817, aged 44. 

He resided at Springfield, Mass. 
iii Phebe^ b. Apr. 6, 1775; m. Feb. 1797, John Edwards 
of Russell, Mass. Child: i. Gains Parsons^ Edwards. 

iv John®, b. Aug. 2, 1777, ) 

T 1 A 1 A 1 twnis. 

V Joseph®, b. Aug. 2, 1777, ) 

vi Amy®, b. Nov. 20, 1779; m. Ambrose Grow, uncle of 
Moody Grow. Child: i, Sarah Parsons^ Grow, b. 
Nov. 9, 181 2. 

vii Gaius®, b. Apr. 4, 1782. 

viii Margaret®, b. Mar. 16, 1785; m. (i) Oct. 15, 1803, 
Aquilla Richardson. He d. July 17, 1805. Child: 

I, Mary^ Richardson, b. Sept. 20, 1805. 
ix Sidney®, b. Apr. 2, 1788. 

X Clarissa®, bapt. May, 1792; d. Dec. 17, 1813; m. Jan. 

II, 1812, Moody Grow; b. Nov. i, 1787; d. Apr. 
10, 1871. 

Daniel^ Parsons was an Innkeeper in Springfield, Mass. By 
the will of his father, Esq. Joseph", he received certain property 
in Springfield. (Vol. i, pages 55 to 57.) His grandson, Zenas^ 
Parsons, was the owner of the well-known "Parsons Tavern," 
situated in the southeast corner of what is now Court House 
Square, and is mentioned in the histories of Springfield and 
Northampton, and its picture, taken from a history of Spring- 
field, is given herein. (See Vol. i, pages 128 to 130.) On its 
site is a granite bowlder, having a bronze tablet with the fol- 
lowing : 

"Here stood the Parsons Tavern where Washington was enter- 
tained June 30, 1775, traveling in the saddle from Philadelphia 
to Cambridge to take command of the American forces. 



64 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

"Oct. 21, 1789, riding in his coach through New England States 
as President. 

"Erected by the George Washington Chapter of the Sons of 
the American Revolution, 19 14." 

24 Gideon'^ Parsons (Daniel*, DanieP, Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. at Springfield, Mass., Feb. 24, 1739; d. Jan. 12, 
1836, Town of Fenner, Madison Co., N. Y. He was m. Nov. 
2, 1764, at Springfield, Mass., to Mary Warner, by Rev. Robert 
Breck. She was b. Feb. 26, 1746; d. July- 11, 1831, in Fenner, 
N. Y. Both are buried in the old Needham Burying Ground, 
Town of Fenner, about three miles east of Cazenovia, N. Y. He 
served in the Revolution from 1776-81 under Col. Woodbridge, 
Capts. Flowers, Carpenter, and Church, and probably was the 
Gideon mentioned in Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of tlie 
Revolution, (Vol. 2, pages 966-67.) He applied for a pension 
July 16, 1832 ; his claim was allowed and the D. A. R. of Caz- 
enovia have placed a stone at his grave. About 1806 he moved 
from Wilbraham, Mass., to Fenner, N. Y., where his son Walter 
had preceded him. Their first home, a log cabin, was soon 
changed to a frame house Gideon built, and which is now (1916) 
occupied by the present owners of the farm. A little to the east 
is the old red school house where most of his grandchildren 
attended school. The first house to the west was the home of 
his daughter, Mary Hatch, where he died, 1836. The Hatch 
house was built in 1818 by Guy Hatch's father. A great-grand- 
daughter of Gideon's remembers a silhouette of him which 
showed he wore a queue and had a long prominent nose. She has 
his "Family Record," which gives his marriage and the births of 
thirteen children. Unpublished records of Springfield, Mass., 
name a Gideon Parsons (son of Daniel and Esther Stebbins 
Parsons) who married Mary Warner and had tliirteen children. 
The date of his marriage, names and birth dates of the children 
are identical with those on the record above mentioned, proving 
it to be the same man. 

Children of Gideon^ and Mary (Warner) Parsons, 
all born at Wilbraham, Mass. : 
i William^, b. Aug. 28, 1765 ; d. Aug. 5, 1841, "aged 
almost yf ; buried at Cicero, N. Y. Single. 



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FIFTH GENERATION 65 

Flavia", b. Nov. 30, 1767; m. Joel C. Seward. 

Thaddaeus^, b. July 16, 1769; m. Nancy Russell. 

Lois®, b. Aug. 24, 1772; m. Jesse Smith. 

Mary'', b. Aug. 28, 1774; m. Guy Hatch. 

Marana", b. Aug. 28, 1774; d. ; buried in Cicero, 

N. Y. Child: i, Maria^, b. ; m. George 

Butler, Sr. 
vii Leonard®, b. Dec. 10, 1776; d. Oct., 1836 (probably 

in Mass.). 

106 viii Gideon", b. June 16, 1779; m. Clara Cleveland. 

107 ix Walter®, b. Nov. 4, 1781 ; m. Mehitable Towne. 

108 X Festus®, b. Jan. 31, 1784; m. Betsey Towne. 

xi Esther®, b. Mar. 4, 1787; d. Mar. 10, aged 5 yrs. 
xii Hannah®, b. May 27, 1789; d. , "aged 17 

yrs." (?) ; m. Joseph Broad, Mar. 12, 1807. 
xiii Esther®, b. Apr. 13, 1792; d. May 31, 1870; bur. at 
Cicero, N. Y. Single. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 94.) 
Miriam^ Parsons (Aaron*, DanieP, Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Mar. 4, 1746; m. by Rev. Robert Breck, Jan. 24, 1763, Enoch 
Chapin; b. June i, 1742. 

Children of Enoch and Miriam'^ (Parsons) Chapin, 
all born at Wilbraham, Mass. : 
i Miriam® Chapin, b. Mar. 16, 1765. 
ii Rachel® Chapin, b. May 7, 1768. 
iii Enoch® Chapin, b. July 28, 1771 ; d. Sept. 5, 1775. 
iv John® Chapin, b. Nov. 15, 1772. 
V Phebe® Chapin, b. Apr. 4, 1774; d. Sept. 20, 1775. 

(Revised and continued from data in "Pomeroy Family," 
by Albert A. Pomeroy, 19 12.) 
25 Enos'^ Kingsley (Jemima* Parsons, Noah^, Joseph-, Cor- 
net Joseph^), b. Oct. 16, 1740, at Southampton, Mass.; m. Dec. 
22, 1763, Abigail Pomeroy; b. Sept. 19, 1739, at Northampton, 
Mass., dau. of Lieut. Daniel and Rachel (Moseley) Pomeroy. 
He d. Dec. i, 1822, aged 83. She d. Jan. 8, 1821. 

(Lieut. Daniel Pomeroy was in Col. Williams' Regiment with 
his brother, Lieut. Col. Seth Pomeroy, and was killed at the Battle 



66 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

of Lake George, Sept. 8, 1755, in the assault on the position of the 
French and Indians under the command of Baron Dieskau, who 
was afterwards defeated and captured by Col. Seth Pomeroy, 
who, later, was a General in the Revolution, and whose monument 
at Peekskill, N. Y., was erected by the Sons of the Revolution.) 

Children of Enos^ and Abigail (Pomeroy) Kingsley, 
all born at Northampton, Mass. : 

109 i Lucretia" Kingsley, b. Nov. 3, 1764; m. 1789, Levi 

Lyman. 

110 ii AbigaiP Kingsley, b. Aug. 30, 1766; m. Joseph Hunt 

Breck, 
iii Esther'' Kingsley, b. Aug. 29, 1768; d. Jan. 29, 1850, at 

Brimfield, Ohio, at the residence of her son Edward ; 

m. at Northampton, Sept. i, 1790, Moses" Parsons; 

b. June 26, 1750, at Northampton, son of Moses'^ 

and Mehitable (Bridgman) Parsons. He d. Sept. 

5, 1834. (Record of children in Vol. i, pages 

160-161.) 
iv Enos'^ Kingsley, b. Sept. 18, 1770. 

111 V Asenath® Kingsley, b. Oct. 27, 1772; m. Jacob Wicker. 
vi Sarah'' Kingsley, b. Feb. 25, 1775 ; m. Oct. 16, 1800, 

Seth Pomeroy; b. June 30, 1777, at Northampton; 
d. at Palmyra, Mich., Mar. 13, 1861. They had one 
child. Daughter^ Pomeroy; b. Oct. 9, 1801 ; d. Aug. 
23, 1807. 
vii Rachel*"' Kingsley, b. June 6, 1777; m. Levi Field, 
viii Jemima" Kingsley, b. Feb. 16, 1780; m. Isaac Gore, 
ix Anna" Kingsley, b. Mar. 26, 1782; m. Jan. 22, 1807, 
Theodore" Parsons; b. June 11, 1781, son of Isaac'' 
and Mindwell (King) Parsons. 
X Sophia" Kingsley, b. Oct. 25, 1784; m. July 4, 1818, 
Theodore" Parsons (his 2d wife). 
(Record of children of Theodore Parsons by both wives in 
Vol. I, pages 178-9.) 

26 Joseph^^ Kingsley (Jemima* Parsons, Noah^, Joseph^, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 2, 1745, at Northampton, Mass.; d. 
Oct. 6, 1832, at Westhampton, aged 87; m. (int. pub. Feb. 19, 
1769) Isabel Strong; b. May 12, 1747, dau. of Ezra and Miriam 



FIFTH GENERATION 67 

(Danks) Strong of Southampton. She d. Dec. 25. 1814, aged 
74. He was a farmer at Westhampton, Mass., noted for his 
piety and serene happy Hfe. 

Children of Joseph^ and Isabel (Strong) Kingsley: 

112 i Joseph*' Kingsley, b. Jan. 14, 1770; m. Abigail Caverley 

Strong. 

113 ii Ezra*^ Kingsley, b. Aug. 16, 1771 ; m. (i) Miriam 

Rust; m. (2) Hannah Clark, 
iii Justus*' Kingsley, b. Dec. 24, 1772; d. Dec. 24, 1772. 
iv IsabeP Kingsley, b. Apr. ii, 1774; d. Jan. 27, 1846. 

114 V Bela" Kingsley, b. Dec. 14, 1775; m. (i) Lucy 

Edwards; m. (2) Eunice Strong. 

115 vi Miriam*' Kingsley, b. Oct. 18, 1777; m. Joseph Norton. 

116 vii Dorcas" Kingsley, b. Oct. 20, 1779; m. (i) Salmon 

West; m. (2) Elisha Barnard, 
viii Justus*' Kingsley, b. Mar. 10, 1782; d. Oct. 9, 1809, 
graduated from Williams College in 1809. 
ix Zenas*' Kingsley, b. Jan. 16, 1784; d. Oct. 25, 1881. 

117 X Hervey*' Kingsley, b. Oct. 21, 1785; d. Oct. 24, 1824; 

m. Sept. 25, 1813, Aurelia (Onill) Stanton of Hunt- 
ington, Mass., dau. of Elisha and Peggy (Rust) 
Stanton. 

118 xi Wareham" Kingsley, b. Mar. 11, 1788; m. Olive Avery. 

119 xii MarveP Kingsley, b. Oct. 28, 1792; m. Emily Rust. 

27 Jemima^ Kingsley (Jemima* Parsons, Noah^, Joseph^, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. July , 1747; d. Jan. 6, 1839, aged 91 yrs., 
6 mos. ; m. Mar. 17, 1774, Capt. Azariah^ L^-man of Westhamp- 
ton; b. Dec. 25, 1847, son of Zadoc and Sarah (Clark) Lyman. 
He d. Oct. 2'i^, 1833, aged 85. He with his brothers Samuel and 
Joseph were early settlers in Westhampton. 

Children of Azariah and Jemima''* (Kingsley) Lyman : 

120 i Jemima*' Lyman, b. Feb. 19, 1775; m. (i) Jonathan 

Clarke; m. (2) Gaius Searle. 
ii Azariah*' Lyman, b. Dec. 6, 1777; m. Rhoda Rust, 
iii Elihu*' Lyman, b. Oct. 16, 1779; m. Huldah Judd. 
iv Sophia" Lyman, b. Dec. 21, ; d. Aug. 26, 1832; 

m. (i) Oliver Hastings; m. (2) Solomon Ferry. 



68 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

V Jesse^ Lyman, b. Mar. 6, 1784; d. June 21, 1788. 
vi Infant, b. Oct. i, 1788; d. Oct. 31. 1788. 

121 vii Jesse*' Lyman, b. Mar. 8, 1789; m. Jan. 2, 1817, Lucy^ 

Kingsley; b. Dec. 14, 1794, dau. of Joseph^ and 
Abigail Caverly (Strong) Kingsley of Westhamp- 
ton. (See descendants of Lucy'' Kingsley.) 

28 Phebe^ Parsons (Noah*, Noah^, Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Jan. 9, 1757; d. Mar. i, 1814, at Easthampton, Mass.; m. (i) 

Everett; m. (2) Oliver Clark of Easthampton, Mass.; b. 
Mar. 18, 1741, at Northampton, son of Moses and Sarah* (Par- 
sons) Clark of Northampton (Sarah* Parsons, dau. of Lieut. 
William^ and Mary (Ashley) Parsons). 

Children of Oliver and Phebe^ (Parsons) Clark: 
i Simeon Parsons*' Clark, b. Feb. 10, 1777; m. Rhoda 
Hannum; b. Sept. 6, 1777, dau. of Joel and Esther 
(Coleman) Hannum. 

ii Rev. Azariah*' Clark, b. Sept. 17, 1778, at Easthampton, 
Mass. ; m. Sept. 14, 1807, Sarah Aylsworth of 
Canaan, N. Y. They had a son: i, Rev. Azariah 
Sylvester^ Clark, b. Dec. 11, 1812, at Canaan, N. Y. ; 
d. May 12, 1837. 

iii Julius^ Clark, b. Dec. 17, 1779. 

iv Capt. Oliver*"' Clark, b. Aug. 17, 1785. 

V Dea. Ithamar*"' Clark, b. Oct. 27, 1802; d. Apr. 3, 1857. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 96, as revised.) 

29 Sylvanus^ Parsons (Noah*, Noah^, Joseph", Cornet 
Joseph^), b. July 26, 1758, at Northampton, Mass.; d. 1825; m. 
at Worthington, Mass., 1784, Mary Webster; b. Apr. 9, 1767, 
dau. of and Lois (Kinney) Webster. He was a Revolu- 
tionary soldier from Worthington. 

Children of Sylvanus^ and Mary (Webster) Parsons: 

122 i Mary*', b. Aug. 9, 1785 ; m. John Wentworth. 

ii Jerusha*', b. Mar. 15, 1787, at Worthington, Mass.; m. 
(i) Mar., 1809, at Sherburne, N. Y,, Joseph Herrick; 
b. Mar. 17, 1776. She m. (2) Hervey Stowell. 



FIFTH GENERATION 69 

iii • Lois®, b. Aug. 17, 1788; m. Joseph Starkweather of 
Worthington. Child: 1, WilUam^ Starkweather. 

iv Phebe*^, b. July , 1790; m. Apr. 13, 1826, Andrew 
Brewster. 

123 V Timothy®, b. , 1794; m. Desire Curtis. 

124 vi Sylvanus®, b. June 17, 1795; m. Isabel Wiltse. 

125 vii David®, b. , 1796, at Worthington, Mass.; m. 

Emily Pitkin Janes, 
viii Elizabeth®, b. ; m. Jan. 5, 1826, George Sherman. 

Child: I, Sylvanus' Sherman. 
ix Jonathan®, b. 

126 X Elijah", b. ; m. Apr. 3, 1824, Wealthy Sherman, 
xi Elisha®, b. ; d. in infancy. 

xii Sally®, b. ; m. Kinney. 

127 xiii Benjamin®, b. Oct. 18, 1807; m. Huldah Briggs Wilder. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 96.) 
30 MiNDWELL^ Parsons (Noah*, Noah", Joseph'-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. June 3, 1759, at Northampton, Mass.; d. Dec. 26, 
1847, at Norwich, aged 89; m. May 21, 1780, Eleazer Strong; 
b. Dec. 18, 1754, son of Ithamar and Experience (King) Strong 
of Northampton. 

Children of Eleazer and Mindwell'^ (Parsons) Strong: 
i Eleazer® Strong, b. Oct. 26, 1781 ; d. July 12, 1823, 
at Northampton. 

ii Thomas® Strong, b. Sept. 4, 1783; d. July 12, 1825, at 
Northampton. 

iii Joseph® Strong, b. Dec. 10, 1784; d. Oct. 25, 1822; m. 
Dec. 14, 181 1, Sally Hoxie. He was an architect 
and house builder at Northampton, Mass. 

iv Mindwell® Strong, b. Sept. 9, 1787; d. Apr. 9, 1815. 

V Experience® Strong, b. May 30, 1789; d. Sept. 4, 1858; 
m. Nov. 24, 181 1, Samuel Howe Clark of Nor- 
wich, Vt. 

vi Philena® Strong, b. Mar. 18, 1791 ; d. Apr. 8, 1844; m. 
Dec. 6, 1 82 1, Alanson Clark; b. Feb. 29, 1792, son 
of Benjamin and Sibyl (Bartlett) Clark. He d. 
May 10, 1869. Children: i, Pamelia'' Clark, b. Oct. 
27, 1832; m. Jan. 17, 1849, Calvin Wilder Phelps; 



70 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

b. Feb. 27, 1826, son of Lewis and Asenath (Wilder) 
Phelps. 2, Caroline^ Clark, b. Feb. 7, 1835 ; d. Aug. 
15, 1868; m. Dec. I, 1858, Albert Ingram. 

vii George" Strong, b. Oct. 20, 1792; d. Aug. 19, 1833; m. 
Dec. 27, 1820, Lydia Bartlett; b. July 13, 1792, dau. 
of Phineas and Lydia (Higgins) Bartlett of North- 
ampton. He was a carpenter and builder at West- 
hampton. 

viii Lucinda" Strong, b. May 14, 1795; m. Dec. 24, 1821, 
John Wright Cloud; b. Nov. 9, 1799, son of Norman 
and Ruby (Wright) Cloud. He resided at Nor- 
wich, Vt. 
ix Roxanna" Strong, b. July 22, 1797; d. Feb. 6, 1846, at 
Norwich, Vt. ; m. Mar., 1826, Francis Pratt; b. 
Jan. I, 1798, at Hartford, Conn. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 97, revised.) 

31 Keziah"' Parsons (Noah*, Noah^ Joseph-, Cornet 

Joseph^), b. Sept. 16, 1769; d. Sept. 11, 1829; m. Nov. 2, 1796, 

Ebenezer Phelps; b. July 14, 1766, son of Ebenezer and Phebe 

(Wright) Phelps of Northampton. He d. Dec. 6, 1826, aged 60. 

Children of Ebenezer and Keziah^ (Parsons) Phelps: 
i Spencer" Phelps, b. Sept. 4, 1797; m. Nov. 6, 1823, 
Anna Harris; b. Dec. 26, 1801, dau. of Lemuel and 
Persis (Fairman) Harris, 
ii Patty" Phelps, b. Apr. 21, 1799. 

iii Charles" Phelps, b. Aug. 21, 1800; d. Aug. 18, 1801. 
iv Ebenezer" Phelps, b. Aug. 8, 1802 ; m. Mary Austin. 
V Charles" Phelps, b. July 26, 1804; d. Feb. 20, 1840; m. 
(i) June 10, 1824, Sarah Jane Drunkeller; m. (2) 
Jan. 15, 1840, the widow of Sidney Walker, 
vi Lewis" Phelps, b. May 17, 1806; m. Emma Hart, 
vii Chester" Phelps, b. Oct. 14, 1807; d. aged 59; m. May 

24, 1832, Sarah Wright, 
viii George" Phelps, b. July 21, 1809; d. 1810. 
ix Phebe" Phelps, b. Mar. 4, 1812; m. Apr. 26, 1836, 

William King Wright. 
X Miranda" Phelps, b. Apr. 16, 1814; m. May 7, 1835, 
Anson Williams. 



FIFTH GENERATION 71 

(Record in Vol. i, pages 97 and 142-3, revised and continued.) 

32 Gideon' Parsons (Noah*, Noah^ Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Jan. 5, 1771, at Northampton, Mass.; d. at Windsor, 
Mass., May 6, 1833. He m. at Northampton, Dec. 5, 1793, 
Mercy" Parsons, dau. of John'' and Lydia (Kingsley) Parsons 
(John*, Lieut. John^, Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^). He moved with 
his family to Windsor, Mass., where he died. He had ten chil- 
dren mentioned in Vol. i, page 143, Parsons Family. The record 
of the descendants of three daughters will be found in Volume i, 
the descendants of two sons and one daughter are given in this 
volume. 

Children of Gideon' and Mercy*^ (Parsons) Parsons: 
i Abner^, b. 

ii Mercy^ b. , 1798; d. July 19, 1825. 

iii Lydia^, b. , 1800; d. Sept. 7, 1832. 

128 iv Laura^, b. Sept. 3, 1802; m. Joseph H. Paddleford. 

v Junia^, b. Oct. 12, 1804; m. William Cady (record of 

descendants in Vol. i). 
vi Jerusha Kingsley^, b. Dec. 7, 1807; m. Abial Nichols 
(continued in Vol. i). 

129 vii Gideon Newton*^, b. Aug. 3, 1809; m. Sarah Moore 

Campbell. 

130 viii Octavia^, b. Mar. 13, 1814; m. Abial Nichols (his 2d 

wife). 

131 ix John Spencer*^, b. Mar. 13, 1814; m. 1839. Laura Ford. 
X Aurelia", b. 

33 Martha' Parsons (Timothy*, Noah^, Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Nov. 6, 1779, at Northampton, Mass.; d. Mar. 27, 
1834; m. Sept. 9, 1798, WilHam Bliss; b. Jan. 6, 1776; d. Apr. 
I, 1855. He was a son of William and Eleanor (Sikes) Bliss of 
Belchertown. (William*' (b. 1776), William' (b. 1746), William* 
(b. 1711), William^ (b. 1670), Lawrence^, Thomas^), 

Children of William and Martha' (Parsons) Bliss: 

132 i Maria*' BHss, b. Sept. 6, 1799; m. Charles J. Allen. 

ii Chester Parsons^ Bliss, b. July 13, 1801 ; lost at sea 
about 1820. 



72 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

133 iii Martha*' Bliss, b. Sept. 28, 1803; m. James Harris 

Dunham. 

134 iv WilUam'^ BUss, b. Feb. 6, 1806; m. Esther Maria Cook. 

135 V Caroline'^ Bliss, b. Feb. 14, 1809; m. Charles P. 

Kingsley. 

136 vi Edward Eli'' Bliss, b. Oct. 15, 181 1 ; m. Ellen M. Moies. 

137 vii Nancy" Bliss, b. Mar. 29, 1814; m. Luther H. Graves. 

138 viii George*' Bliss, b. Apr. 21, 1816; m. (i) Catherine S. 

Sanford; m. (2) Augusta Smith. 
ix Laura Lee*' Bliss, b. June 12, 1819; d. Aug. 4, 1819. 
X Henry Hubbard" Bliss, b. June 19, 1820; d. July 8, 

1821. 

139 xi Theodore" Bliss, b. Aug. 23, 1822; m. Mary C. Wright. 

34 FoLLY-^ Parsons (Timothy*, Noah^, Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Oct. 9, 1783, at Northampton, Mass.; m. Thomas 
Merrick Pomeroy; b. 1780, at Northampton. He was a printer 
and resided on South Street, Northampton. 

Children of Thomas Merrick and Polly** 
(Parsons) Pomeroy: 

140 i Mary** Pomeroy, b. Feb. 9, 1805 ; m. George Damon 

Dutton. 
ii Eliza*' Pomeroy, b. ; d. unm. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 99.) 

35 Seth^ Parsons (David*, Ithamar', Samuel-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Sept. 15, 1751, at Granville, Mass.; d. June 21, 1850, 
at Granville; m. May 11, 1780, Susan Babcock; b. May 15, 1760, 
at South Kingston, R. L, dau. of Jonathan and Susan (Perry) 
Babcock. 

(From Babcock Genealogy, 1903, by Stephen Babcock.) 
"Jonathan Babcock was son of David and Dorcas (Brown) 
Babcock (George^, John^, James^), b. South Kingston, R. I., 
Nov. 19, 1735; d. at Granville, Mass.; m. Feb. 10, 1759, at 
Charleston, R. I., Susanna Perry, dau. of Samuel and Susanna 
(Hazzard) Perry; b. Mar. 25, 1742. Two of her sisters, Eliza- 
beth and Sarah, married respectively Elisha Babcock and David 



FIFTH GENERATION 73 

Babcock. Jonathan Babcock was admitted a freeman of South 
Kingston, May, 1759. He with his family removed to Gran- 
ville, Mass., in 1775. On the 29th day of Nov., 1774, the Sons 
of Liberty met at the house of Jonathan Babcock, innkeeper, in 
the western part of S. Kingston, and erected a liberty pole 85 
feet in height, about 4 miles from Little Rest (Kingston Hill)." 

Children of Seth"' and Susan (Babcock) Parsons, 
all born at Granville, Mass. : 

141 i Denison", b. Oct. 28, 1781 ; m. Wealthy Parsons. 

142 ii Lodowick", b. Mar. 30, 1783; m. Sophia Austin. 

iii Chauncey®, b. Aug. 19, 1788; d. Oct. 3, 1840; m. 
Amanda Coe, dau. of Ephraim Coe of Granville. 

143 iv Otis% b. Aug. 3, 1790; m. Chloe Phelps. 

(Continued from Vol. i, pages 99 and 148, corrected.) 

36 JoEL^ Parsons (David*, Ithamar^, Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet 

Joseph^), b. Oct. 31, 1768, at Granville, Mass.; d. Aug. 4, 1837; 

m. Feb. 10, 1793, Phebe Robinson; b. June 13, 1773, dau. of 

Col. Timothy and Catherine (Rose) Robinson of Granville, Mass. 

Children of Joel^ and Phebe (Robinson) Parsons, 
all born at Granville, Mass. : 
i Eliza*', b. Nov. 29, 1793; m. Feb. 28, 1821, Phineas 

Minor of Litchfield, Conn, (his 2d wife). 
ii Sophronia*', b. Oct. 20, 1795; m. Sept. 16, 1819, Noah 

Cooley of Granville, 
iii Rhoda Minerva'', b. Oct. 15, 1797; d. Feb. 20, 
1832; unm. 

144 iv Judge Anson Virgil'', b. Sept. i, 1799; m. (i) Mary 

Hepburn; m. (2) Sarah Riggs Myer. 

145 V Dennis Aribet", b. Aug. 2, 1801 ; m. Minerva Meacham. 

146 vi Joel Beaman^, b. Feb. 3, 1804; m. Francis Miriam 

Lovell. 
vii Eleanor Statira% b. July 6, 1808; d. Apr. 4, 1832; unm. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 100.) 
Samuel" Parsons (Nathan*, Ithamar^, Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Sept. 20, 1769, at West Granville, Mass.; m. Aug. 
25, 1794, Sarah Burritt; b. May 20, 1772, at Durham, Conn. 
They resided at West Granville, Mass. 



74 the parsons family 

Children of Samuel^ and Sarah (Burritt) Parsons, 
all bom at Granville, Mass. : 
i Nancy^ b. Aug. 7, 1795; d. Oct. 21, 1861 ; m. Nov. 

20, 1823, William Hall of West Granville, 
ii Betsey^ b. Jan. 1797; d. Dec. 4, 181 1. 
iii Marilla^ b. Jan. 21, 1798; d. Alay 11, 1831; unm. 

147 iv Luman Burritt^ b. Sept. 9, 1799; d. 1861 ; m. Feb. 17, 

1830, Priscilla Minor. 
v Sally^ b. Mar. 13, 1801 ; m. Mar. 9, 1824, Samuel 

Hamilton. Resided at Homer, Mich, 
vi Phebe'', b. May 18, 1803; m. Nov. 10, 1824, Amos 

Hall. Resided at Blandford, Mass. 
vii Louisa*^, b. Feb. 17, 1805 ; m. Feb. 6, 1833, Dea. Lyman 

Shepperd; b. July 14, 1894, son of Oliver and Sarah 

(Scott) Shepperd of Blandford. He resided at E. 

Granville, Mass. 
viii Almira^ b. Jan. 16, 1807; d. 1834; m. Feb. 12, 1834, 

Elisha F. Minor. 

148 ix Samuel Chauncey*', b. Mar. 14, 1809; m. Catherine 

Twining. 
X Franklin", b. Apr. 18, 181 1; d. June i, 183 1 ; unm. 

y] Capt. Elizur'' Parsons (Ithamar"*, Ithamar^, Lieut. Sam- 
uel-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Durham; bapt. Dec. 11, 1777; d. 
July 13, 1850, at New Hartford, N. Y. ; m. at Whitestown, 
N. Y., Nov. 4, 181 1, Anna Turner; b. Oct. 26, 1786, dau. of 
Jonathan Turner of Whitestown. He was a successful farmer. 

Child of Capt. Elizur'"' and Anna (Turner) Parsons: 
i Sophia Norris", an adopted daughter; b. Feb. 14, 1824, 
in the Isle of Wight, who m. May 23, 1848, at New 
Hartford, as his second wife, George Ithamar° Par- 
sons; b. Nov. 6, 1817, son of Linus and Nancy 
(Howe) Parsons. 

38 LiNUS^ Parsons (Ithamar'*, Ithamar^, Lieut. SamueP, 
Cornet Joseph^), bapt. Sept. 11, 1789, at Durham, Conn.; d. 
June 8, 1854, at New Hartford, N. Y. ; m. Nov. 8, 1814, at 
Hampton, Washington Co., N. Y., Nancy Howe; b. Jan. 17, 
1793, at Mansfield, Conn., dau. of Abner and Nancy (Brown) 




LINUS^ PARSONS 
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FIFTH GENERATION 75 

Howe of New London, Conn. She d. Dec. i6, 1866, at Utica, 
N. Y. He was a farmer and served a short time in the War of 
1812, at Ogdensburg, N. Y. 

Children of Linus^ and Nancy (Howe) Parsons, 
all born at New Hartford, N. Y. : 

149 i Harriet Caroline*^, b. Sept. 28, 1815; m. Dr. George 

Douglas Bissell. 

150 ii George Ithamar'', b. Nov. 6, 1817; m, (i) Mary Ann 

Johnson; m. (2) Sophia Norris*' Parsons. 

151 iii Elizur Dwight°, b. Dec. 6, 1822; m. (i) Eleanor 

Mildred Bullock; m. (2) Ella Rice. 

152 iv John Linus**, b. Nov. 21, 1828; m. Mary Carr. 

153 V Wayne Howe^, b. Nov. 10, 1836; m. Cornelia M. 

Barbey. 

(Extracted from notes on the Howe Family made by 
Mrs. Linus Parsons Bissell of Litchfield, Conn.) 
(John Howe, the emigrant, came from Warwickshire, England, 
in 1630; lived first in Watertown, Mass., then at Sudbury, where 
he was made freeman in 1640. He d. at Marlborough in 1687, 
and his wife, Mary, d. there. He was a Selectman in Sudbury 
and was the first to open there an inn for travelers. In those 
days this business ranked high and the landlord was only second 
in importance to the clergyman and lawyer. This "Ancient Hos- 
telrie" of John Howe has been made famous by the poet Long- 
fellow as the "Wayside Inn." His son John married, Jan. 22, 
1662, Elizabeth, and d. Apr. 20, 1676, killed by the Indians. He 
lived in Marlborough, where at least three of his children were 
born, as appears by the town records. He had a son, Abraham 
Howe, who was an officer in the French and Indian War in 1763, 
and was afterwards a Capt. in a Mass. Regt. in the Revolu- 
tionary War, and d. in a hospital. Abraham had a son, Abner 
Howe, born about 1761, who d. May 24, 1837, in his 75th year. 
His wife was Nancy Brown of New London, Conn., who d. 
Dec. 13, 185 1, in her 87th year. He was a prosperous farmer 
and served in the War of 181 2. His daughter, Nancy Howe, b. 
Jan. 17, 1793, at Mansfield, Conn., d. Dec. 16, 1866, at Utica, 
N. Y. ; m. Nov. 8, 1814, Linus'' Parsons; b. Sept. 11, 1789; d. 
June 8, 1854.) 



76 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

(Continued from Vol. i, page lOO.) 
Nathan^ Parsons (Aaron*, Ithamar^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. May 9, 1787, at Durham, Conn.; d. Sept. 25, 1845, 
aged 58; m. Anne Strong; b. at Durham, 1790, dau. of John 
Strong. Resided at Durham, Conn. 

Children of Nathan^ and Anne (Strong) Parsons: 
i Edgar Handy*', b. Oct. 6, 1809 ; d. Mar. 14, 1835. 
ii Talcott**, b. , 1811; m. Oct. 31, 1836, Betsey M. 

Savage. 
iii Eliza Ann^, b. Mar. 19, 1815; d. Jan. 20, 1845; ^■ 

July 20, 1836, Samuel Curtis Wilcox, 
iv Dea. Nathan Hawley*', b. 1823 ; m. May 14, 1846, 
Maria M. Sturdevant. Had a son, Charles'. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 100.) 
Marcus^ Parsons (Aaron*, Ithamar^, Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Feb. 23, 1789, at Durham, Conn.; d. Apr. 19, 1847; 
m. 1812, Orpha Robinson, dau. of Richard Robinson. She d. 
May 15, 1852. 

Children of Marcus^ and Orpha (Robinson) Parsons: 
i Mary Malintha^, b. June 23, 1814; m. Aug. 12, 1837, 

Henry Bailey, 
ii Harriet Malissa'^, b. Oct. 10, 1816; m. Russell Shelley. 

They had a daughter, Adelaide" Shelley, 
iii Aaron Arnold*', b. Oct. 31, 1819. 
iv Leander Robinson**, b. Jan. 23, 1822; m. Nov. 26, 1846, 

Frances A. Camp. 
V Ann Maria**, b. Dec. 9. 1827; m. June 5, 1849, Andrew 

Hull. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 100.) 
Calvin Hawley^ Parsons (Aaron*, Ithamar^ Lieut. Samuel, 
Cornet Joseph^, b. Sept. 20, 1791 ; m. at Hampton, N. Y., 
Sophronia Camp. Resided in 1865 at Hampton, Washington 
Co., N. Y., where he d. 




NANCY (HOWE) PARSONS 

Wife of Linus"' Parsons 

1793 — 1866 



fifth generation 77 

Children of Calvin Hawley'^ and Sophkonia 

(Camp) Parsons: 
i Otis«, b. 
ii Phebe Ette^ b. 
iii Phidelia"', b. 
iv Lucy Ann", b. 

39 Terusha^ Hale (Jerusha* Parsons, Aaron^, Lieut. Sam- 
uel, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Middlefield, Conn., Mar. 6, 1776; d. 
Oct. 19, 1857; m. 1796, Scoville Bailey; b. Sept. 24, 1775, son 
of Oliver and Hannah (Scoville) Bailey. (Oliver Bailey was b. 
June 25, 1738, at Haddam, Conn.; was a Revolutionary soldier, 
and d. at Granville, Pa., Oct. 4, 1822.) They moved to Gran- 
ville, Bradford Co., Pa., between 1801 and 1804. He d. there 
May 14, 1843 ; both buried there. 

Children of Scoville and Jerusha' (Hale) Bailey. 
i Julius''' Bailey, b. 1797, in Haddam, Conn.; m. Sarali 

Spencer, 
ii Jerusha^ Bailey, b. 1801, at Great Barrington, Mass.; 

m. Luman Putnam, 
iii Eliza'' Bailey, b. 1804, at Granville, Pa. ; m. John 

Taylor, 
iv Hezekiah PL" Bailey, b. 1807, at Granville, Ta. ; m. 

Katy McAlvvain. 
V Harry" Bailey, b. 1810, at Granville, Pa.; m. Amanda 
Churchill. 
154 vi Amanda" Bailey, b. May 8, 1812; m. Dr. Samuel W. 
Shepard. 
vii Robert" Bailey, b. , 1815, at Granville, Pa.; m. 

Lucia Boothe. 
viii Hannah" Bailey, b. 1817, at Granville, Pa. 
ix William Scoville" Bailey, b. , 1819, at Gran- 

ville, Pa. 

40 Marilla^ Hall (Elizabeth* Parsons, John^ Lieut. Sam- 
ueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 28, 1782, at Wallingford, Conn.; 
d. Sept. 15, 1878; m. Feb. 6, 1803, Chauncey Hall. 



78 the parsons family 

Children of Chauncey and Marilla^ (Hall) Hall: 
i Henry Chauncey'' Hall, b. Jan. 19, 1804; m. Margaret 

. He d. July 2y , 183 1. 
ii Samuel Russell'' Hall, b. Nov. 11, 1805; d. Apr. 12, 

1832; unm. 
iii Elisha" Hall, b. June 2, 1807; m. Mar. 9, 1829, Martha 

Cook, 
iv Lucretia" Hall, b. Dec. i, 1809; d. Mar. 9, 1837. 

V Louise'^ Hall, b. Jan. 29, 1812; d. Jan. 11, 1891. 

vi Lucy Ann'' Hall, b. Apr. 18, 1814; m. June 3, 1834, 

Harry Yale. She d. Sept. 7, 1899. 
vii Sidney" Hall, b. July 12, 1816; m. Harriet . He 

d. July 19, 1899. 
viii Marietta'' Hall, b. July 2, 1818; d. Jan. 11, 1891. 
ix Elizabeth" Hall, b. Nov. 21, 1820; m. Francis Strick- 
land, Sept. 6, 1842. She d. Sept. 26, 1914. 
X Celia" Hall, b. July i, 1827; m. Apr. 17, 1856, James 
H. Beers. She d. Aug. 17, 1865. 

41 Jared^ Hall (Elizabeth* Parsons, John^, Lieut. SamueP, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 24, 1792, at Wallingford, Conn.; d. 
Apr. 24, 1861 ; m. (i) Rebecca Hall, dau. of Dickinson Hall. 
She d. and he m. (2) Emily Austin. 

Children of Jared"' and Rebecca (Hall) Hall: 

i William" Hall, b. 

ii Caroline" Hall, b. 
iii Charles" Hall, b. 
iv Lucy" Hall, b. 

Children of Jared^ and Emily (Austin) Hall: 

V Jared" Hall. b. Oct. , 1830; went south and d. 

vi Rebecca" Hall, b. June 23, 1833 ; m. Philip J. Talcott. 
vii Henry" Hall, b. Oct. , 1840; m. Emma Allen. 

42 LuciNDA^^ Parsons (John*, John^, Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet 
Joseph^, b. Feb. 15, 1786, at Cheshire, Conn.; m. Dec. 13, 1812, 
George^ Hall of Wallingford, Conn.; b. Aug. 15, 1780, her 
cousin, son of Samuel and Elizabeth* (Parsons) Hall. 



fifth generation 79 

Children of George"' and Lucinda'^ (Parsons) Hall: 
i Mary Abigail Hall. b. Nov. ii, 1813; d. 1838. 
ii Julia« Hall, b. Sept. 14, 1815; d. Feb. 6, 1824. 
iii George" Hall, b. July 28, 1817; d. May 15, 1825. 
iv Samuel" Hall, b. Oct. 7, 1820; resided at Philadelphia; 

coal dealer. 
V Nancy" Hall, b. Oct. 3, 1822. 
vi Julia" Hall. b. Dec. 23, 1824. 

43 Leverett'' Parsons (John*, John^, Samuel'-, Cornet 
Joseph^), son of John and Asebath Carrington Parsons, was b. 
in Cheshire, Conn., Dec. 3, 1790. He served in the War of 1812. 
At the close of the war he sailed for a time between the ports 
of New York and Charleston, S. C, and later had an interest in 
a wholesale grocery in New York. He moved to North Carolina 
about 1820, and m. Sophia Hill, December 13, 1823, in Ruther- 
fordton, N. C. He raised his family of eight children in Ruther- 
ford Co., N. C, and moved to Ogle Co., 111., in 1850. Resided 
in Chatham, Christian Co., III., in 1857. Was personally 
acquainted with and a warm friend of Abraham Lincoln. He 
d. in Taylorville, 111., in May, 1869. His wife, Sophia (Hill) Par- 
sons, was b. in 1804, and d. in Le Mars, Iowa, in November, 1880. 

Children of Leverett^ and Sophia (Hill) Parsons, 
all born at Rutherfordton, N. C. : 

155 i John Hall", b. Oct. 28, 1825; m. (i) Caroline Martin; 

m. (2) Phoebe Christ, 
ii Samuel Sidney", b. June 18, 1827; d. 1827. 

156 iii Emily N.", b. Jan. 29, 1829; m. Harry Spaulding. 

157 iv Charles Hill", b. Oct. 25, 1830; m. Mary Catherine 

Housely. 

158 V Sidney Stanhope", b. Sept. 13, 1832; m. Mary A. 

Spaulding. 

159 vi Samuel M.", b. Jan. 11, 1834; d. 1889, at Tampa, Fla. ; 

m. Sadie Anderson. 

160 vii Alfred Webb", b. Mar. 22, 1836; m. Sarah J. Hounold. 
viii William Henry", b. in Rutherfordton, N. C, Jan. 26, 

1840. He moved with his parents to Ogle Co., 111., 
in 1850. He served in the Civil War. In 1873 he 
moved to Iowa, where he married. Had no children. 



8o 



THK PARSONS FAMILY 



Went to the Klondike region and was drowned in 
the Yukon River in 1897. 

161 ix Harvey C.^, b. July 14, 1842; Emma Pray. 

44 John Hall^ Parsons (John*, John•^ Lieut. SamueP, Cor- 
net Joseph^), b. Oct. 24. 1802, at Granville, N. Y. ; d. about 1874, 
at St. George, Ont., where he had resided for many years. He 
m. (i) Martha Jane Buckborough. Hem. (2) Sarah (Griffith) 
Mainwarring, widow of John Mainwarring ; m. (3) Caroline 
Thomas. 

Children of John Hall-' and Martha Jane 

(Buckborough) Parsons, 

all born at St. George, Ontario. 

162 i Mary Abigail^, b. about 1830; m. John Bell. 

ii Edwin Johnson*"', b. May, 1832; d. Mar., i860; unm. 

163 iii Martha Jane*', b. July 24, 1834; m. George W. Green- 

field. 

Children of John Hall'' and Sarah (Griffith) 
(Mainwarring) Parsons: 

164 iv Helen'', b. May 10, 1838, m. James Greenfield. 

V Julia M.*^, b. Jan. 20, 1840; resides at Lowell, Mich. 

165 vi Henriette*', b. Nov. 1841 ; m. Elisha Misner. 

166 vii Harriet", b. May 16, 1843; m. Edwin Will. 

viii Hannah", b. ; m. George A. Otis; living at Buf- 

falo, N. Y. ; had two children, Mary and Ida M. 
ix Sarah®, b. ; m. George Searls. 

Children of John Hall'"' and Caroline (Thomas) Parsons: 
X Ophelia''^ b. 
xi James*', b. 
xii John", b. 
xiii Eliza", b. ; d. at age of 4. 

(Record in Vol. i, pages 102 and 150, revised and continued.) 
Elisha'^ Parsons (Elisha*, NathanieP, Jonathan-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. March 22, 1774, at Northampton, Mass.; d. Nov. 
21, 1843. He m. Nov. 10, 1800, Phebe Hulbert; b. July 6. 1773; 
d. Oct. 17, 1845. 



fifth generation 8 1 

Children of Elisha^ and Phebe (Hulbert) Parsons, 
all bom at Northampton : 
i Spencer", b. Aug. 8, 1801 ; d. May 8, 1803. 
ii Electa^ b. Oct. 31, 1802; d. Apr. 2"], 1831. 
iii Phebe^, b. Feb. 18, 1805; d. 1894; m. George Abby 
of Sunderland. 

167 iv Dr. Elisha*', b. Nov. 29, 1806; m. (i) Louisa E. 

Harris; (2) Mary M. (King) Avery. 
V Lucy'', b. June 30, 1808; d. July 16, 1840. 

168 vi Cephas*', b. Dec. 18, 181 1; m. (i) Sarah Phelps; (2) 

Elvira Clapp. 

vii Julia^ b. Oct. 24, 1813; d. June 22, 1833. 

viii Enos'% b. May 21, 1815; m. (i) Mary Ann Crafts; 
(2) Harriet Eliza Sears. (Record of descendants 
in Vol. I.) 
ix Stephen", b. Sept. 8, 1817; m. June 17, 1852, at Phila- 
delphia, Pa., Sally Ann Crim ; b. , N. J., dau. 
of Peter and Mary (Weatherby) Crim of Phila- 
delphia. He was a dentist and practiced in Savan- 
nah, Ga., San Francisco, Cal., and in 1869 resided in 
Chester, Pa. 

45 Nathaniel-"' Parsons (Nathaniel*, Nathaniel'^, Jonathan-, 
Cornet Joseph^), bapt. Apr. 27, 1769; m. (i) Nov. 30, 1801, 
Sarah King; b. Mar. 28, 1767, dau. of Samuel and Hannah 
(Baker) King. She d. Feb. 5, 1805, aged 38. He m. (2) Nov. 
27, 1805, Martha Clark, dau. of Joel Clark. She d. Feb. 26, 
1836, at Northampton. 

Child of Nathaniel'^ and Sarah (King) Parsons: 

169 i Sarah'', b. Jan. 20, 1805 ; m. Samuel Patric James. 

46 Mary^ Parsons (Nathaniel*, NathanieP, Jonathan-, Cor- 
net Joseph^), bapt. July 16, 1776, at Northampton, Mass.; m. 
Nov. 30, 1794, Preserved Bartlett. 

Children of Preserved and Mary^ (Parsons) Bartlett: 
i Edmund Morris*' Bartlett, b. July 25, 1795; m. Harriet 
Montague. Children: i, Lucy^ Bartlett, b. Nov. 10, 
1843. 2, Sarah" Bartlett, b. Feb. 18, 1845. 

There were seven other children, all d. infants. 



SIXTH GENERATION 



SIXTH GENERATION 

(Continued from page 8i, Vol. i.) 
Saraii^ Parsons (Rev. Joseph^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, 
Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 4, 1764, at Brookfield, 
Mass.; m. July 25, 1792, Dea. Samuel Pitkin, Esq., of East 
Hartford, Conn.; b. May 8, 1760, son of Elisha and Hannah 
Pitkin. He d. Dec. 24, 1839, aged 80. She d. Dec. i, 1843, 
aged 79, at East Hartford. He graduated from Yale College in 
1779, and settled at East Hartford, where their children 
were born. 

Children of Dea. Samuel and Sarah^ (Parsons) Pitkin: 

170 i Sarah Parsons" Pitkin, b. Feb. 21, 1794; m. James 

Fowler Baldwin, 
ii Frances Williams'' Pitkin, b. May i, 1799; d. Aug. 18, 
1845 ; unm. 

171 iii Samuel Leonard' Pitkin, b. Apr. i, 1803; m. Mary 

Ann Lewis. 

(From page 107, Vol. i.) 
(Thomas^ Parsons (Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. at Bradford, Mass., Sept. 18, 1735; d. at 
Parsonsfield, Me., 181 1. He m. (i) Anna Poor of Andover, 
Mass., who d. in Effingham, N. PL, in 1783; m. (2) Lucy 
Bradbury of Saco, Me., who d. in 1811, aged 54. He had 
nine children by his first wife and ten by the second. He 
lived for a time in Effingham, N. H., which adjoins Parsonsfield, 
Me. In 1 77 1 he was granted by the General Court of Massa- 
chusetts (Maine was at that time a part of Massachusetts) the 
tract of land in Maine which, under his direction, was surveyed 
and laid out, and received the name of Parsonsfield in his honor. 
In 1784 he built a house there and moved from Effingham in 
1785 and continued to reside there until his death. The descend- 
ants of only three of his children were in Vol. i. This volume 
will contain descendants of three sons and five daughters.) 

85 



86 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

(Continued from page io8, Vol, i.) 
Stephen^ Parsons (Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, 
Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 24, 1766, at Exeter, 
N. H.; m. Nov. 26, 1787, at Stratham, N. H., Abigail Moore of 
Parsonsfield ; b. Mar. 10, 1767, at Stratham, dau. of Harvey and 
Mary Wiggin Moore of Stratham. He d. Sept. 6, 1836, at 
Parsonsfield, where he resided. He was a farmer and mechanic. 
She d. Jan. 22, 1832, at Parsonsfield, where they were buried. 

Children of Stephen*' and Abigail (Moore) Parsons, 
all born at Parsonsfield, Me. : 
i Stephen', b. Mar. 21, 1789; d. Oct. 8, 1796. 

172 ii Nancy^, b. Apr. 26, 1790; m. John Lougee. 

173 iii Enoch^, b. Aug. 29, 1791 ; m. (i) Eliza F. Moody; 

m. (2) Louisa Page, 
iv Betsey Moore^ b. Mar. 29, 1793; d. June 6, 1848, at 
Newfield, Me.; m. Oct. 8, 1835, at Newfield, Tim- 
othy Sims; b. Aug. 10, 1790, son of Dea. William 
and Mehitable (Moulton) Sims of Newfield. He d. 
May 17, 1865. 
V Abigail Oilman", b. Nov. 7, 1794; d. , 1830, at 

Parsonsfield; m. Oct. 12, 1814, Eliphalet Powell 
Parks, son of Joseph and Lydia (Kennison) Parks, 
of Parsonsfield. He d. Oct. 8, 1832. 
173a vi Mary", b. July 2, 1796; m. Caleb Burbank. 

174 vii Stephen", b. Mar. 4, 1798; m. Eliza Huntress. 

viii Louisa^, b. Feb. 10, 1800; d. Oct. 5, 1847, in Griffin, 
Ga. ; m. Mar. 3, 1820. at Parsonsfield, Stephen 
Piper; b. Mar., 1790, at Stratham, Me. 
ix Harvey Moore", b. Feb. 2."], 1802; m. Jan. 10, 1826, 
Eliza Nye. 

175 X Rev. John Usher'^, b. Nov. i, 1806; m. (i) Harriet 

Hinkley Nye; m. (2) Rosetta Hebard. 

(Continued from page 108, Vol. i.) 
Elizabeth Usher^ Parsons (Thomas^. Rev. Joseph*, Rev, 
Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 3, 1787, at Par- 
sonsfield, Me. She m. Feb. 16, 1807, Luther Emerson; b. Nov, 
II, 1782, at Wells, Me., son of Joseph and Lydia (Durrell) 



SIXTH GENERATION 



87 



Emerson of Alfred, Me. She d. Oct. 11, 1857. He d, July 4, 
1875, at Parsonsfield, aged 92. He m. (2) Hephzibah, widow 
of William Dunnell, of ^^'ells, Me. He was a farmer and settled, 
after his first m.arriage, upon a farm in Lyman, Me. Upon the 
death of his wife's father, the original proprietor of Parsonsfield, 
he removed to the Parsons homestead. He was a man of sound 
judgment, fond of poetry and a great lover of music. He left 
behind him a local reputation for staunch friendship and worthy 
citizenship. He was Captain in the Militia. 

Children of Luther and Elizabeth Usher*"' 

(Parsons) Emerson, 

all born at Parsonsfield, Me. : 

176 i Rev. Thomas Parsons^ Emerson, b. May 17, 1809; m. 

Stella Briggs Nearing. 

177 ii Joseph Pratt" Emerson, b. Nov. 13, 1810; m. Sarah 
Dunfield. 

Sylvester Gardner^ Emerson, b. June 17, 1812; d. Oct. 
17, 1833; unm. 

178 iv Lucy Bradbury^ Emerson, b. Mar. 25, 1816; m. Rev. 

Calvin Chapman. 

179 V Rev. Charles Henry" Emerson, b. Aug, 2, 1818; m. 

Lydia Eveline Ricker. 

180 vi Prof. Luther Orlando^ Emerson, b. Aug. 3, 1820; m. 

Mary Ann Gove. 

181 vii Elizabeth Usher' Emerson, b. Mar. 9, 1825; m. (i) 

Abram J. Bourne; m. (2) Dr. John Moore. 



(Continued from page 108, Vol. i.) 
Slisan'' Parsons (Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 17, 1788, at Parsonsfield, Me. ; 
m. , 1808, Richard Furber Dow of Wakefield, N. H. ; b. 

, 1778, at Wakefield. N. H. She d. Aug. 2, 1837. He d. 
Apr. 29, 1820; both at Wakefield, N. H., where they resided, 
and where their children were born. 

Children of Richard Furber and Susan*^ (Parsons) Dow: 
i Asa P.' Dow, b. Aug. 2, 1809; d. Oct. 9, 1832, at 

Landgrove, Vt. ; unm. 
il Susan Maria" Dow, b. Dec. 31, 1810; m. George Brig- 



88 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

ham Farrar of Wolfborough, N, H., son of Joseph 
and Mehitable (Dana) Farrar of Chelsea, Vt., and 
Wolfborough, Vt. She d. Dec. 4, 1844, at Wolf- 
borough. He m. (2) 1847, Margaret Ann Kipp of 
New York. In 1870 he resided at Union Place 
Hotel, New York City, and in 1875 at Brevoort 
House. 

iii Dr. Enoch Coffin' Dow, b. May 26, 1812; m. Nov. 7, 
1841, Martha Moore Palmer of Tuftonborough, 
N. H. ; b. Nov. 12, 1813, at N^ew Durham, N. H., 
dau. of Joseph and Lydia (Evans) Palmer. She d. 
Oct. 18, 1861, at Rochester, N. H. He m. (2) Jan. 
27, 1863, at Rochester, N. H., Lucy Ann Tibbett; b. 
Nov. 21, 1831 at Great Falls, N. H., dau. of Leonard 
and Lucy (Cross) Tibbett of Rochester. He grad- 
uated from Med. School, B.C.Ms., 1840. He d. Jan. 
4, 1876, at Rochester, N. H. 

iv Richard Furber Hamilton" Dow, b. Dec. 12, 181 5; d. 
June 4, 1816. 

V Eunice Gould" Dow, b. Mar. 30, 1817; m. Apr. 18, 
1837, at Wakefield, N. H., Jeremiah Harris Banks; 
b. Mar. 9, 1813, at Dover, N. H. She d. Aug. 27, 
1867, at Springfield, Mass., where he resided in 
1875. Children: (i) Henry Harris® Banks, b. Jan. 
13, 1838, at Ashland, Mass. ; m. Dec. 16, 1867, at 
Gloucester, N. J., Emma Wells; b. Mar. 4, 1840, at 
Raryhus Point, N. J., dau. of Aden Wells and Eliza 
(Tatem) Wells of Philadelphia, Pa. (2) Ella 
Maria® Banks, b. Mar. 2, 1844, at Delevan, 111. ; m. 
June I, 1867, at Springfield, Mass., Charles Chauncey 
Morrill; b. June i, 1841, at Great Falls, N. H. (3) 
Jennie Florence® Banks, b. Oct. 20, 1855 ; d. Feb. 
7, 1859. 

vi Thomas Usher" Dow, b. May 26, 1819; d. Sept. 7, 
1835, at Philadelphia, Pa. ; unm. 

(Continued from page 108, Vol. i.) 

Abigail^ Parsons (Thomas^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. 

Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 16, 1791, at Parsonsfield, Me.; 

m. May 9, 1807, at Parsonsfield, Me., Isaac Marble Parker; b. 

Jan. 19, 1786, at Andover, Mass., son of Isaac and Sarah 



SIXTH GENERATION 89 

(Thompson) Parker. She d. Nov. 20, 1848, at Laconia, N. H. 
He d. there July 16, 1864. 

Children of Isaac Marble and xA.bigail'' (Parsons) Parker: 
i Isaac Newton" Parker, b. Sept. 24, 1808, at Tamworth, 

N. H.; d. Aug. 8, 1816, at Gilford, N. H. 
ii Charles Parsons^ Parker, b. Feb. 2"], 1810, at Tam- 
worth, N. H. ; d. Dec. i, 1825, at Concord, N. H. 

182 iii Asa Thompson^ Parker, b. June 10, 181 1; m. Eliza 

Hannaford Baker. 

183 iv Maria Bradbury'' Parker, b. Apr. 30, 1813; m. Mere- 

dith Joseph Hall. 
V Albert Gallatin^ Parker, b. Jan. 18, 1816, at Tamworth, 
N. H. ; m. (i) Hannah Prescott. She d. Jan., 1848, 
at Springfield, Mass. He m. (2) May 6, 1851, at 
Springfield, Mass., Alice Howe Fay; b. July 24, 
1825, at Barre, Vt., dau. of Arad and Mary Fay. 
He d. at Springfield, Mass., Apr. 17, 1854. Child: 
(i) Charles Albert^ Parker, b. Aug. 28, 1852, at 
New Haven, Conn. ; m. Willette McKee, of Worces- 
ter, Mass., and had five children: (i) Alfred A.^ 
Parker, (2) Erie W. D.» Parker, (3) Marjorie^ 
Parker (m. John Wilde of West Mystic, Conn.), 
(4) Charlotte^ Parker, and (5) Rex^ Parker of Cal- 
ifornia. 

184 vi Isaac Newton' Parker, b. June 26, 1818; m. Clarissa 

B. Wilson, 
vii Sarah Ann^ Parker, b. Apr. 10, 1820, at Meredith, 
N. H. ; d. May 30, 1850; unm. 

185 viii Susan Dow^ Parker, b. Sept. 12, 1822; m. Martin 

Luther Wadleigh. 
ix Katherine Jackson'^ Parker, b. Oct. 8, 1824; m. Oct. 

31, 1853, Samuel Edward Young; b. June 3, 1822, 

son of Jeremiah and Nancy (Dow) Young. She d. 

at Laconia, N. H., Jan. 3, 1887. He d. June 10, 

1894. They had one child, Nellie F. Young, b. 1855 ; 

d. at Laconia, Apr. 10, 187 1. 
X Abby T.^ Parker, b. 1829; m. Dec. 5, 1851, Joseph 

Edwin Odlin, son of James Odlin, of Exeter, N. H. 

She d. Mar. 6, 1852; buried at Laconia. He m. 

(2) Christiana Farrer. 



90 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

(Continued from page io8, Vol. i.) 
Lucy® Parsons (Thomas^. Rev. Joseph'*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. 
Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. July 2j, 1793, at Parsonsfield, Me.; 
m. by Parsons Rolfe, at Parsonsfield, June 22, 1817, Isaac Bux- 
ville Chesley, of \\'akelield; b. Oct. 12, 1788, son of James, b. 
Jan. 25, 1750, of Durham, and Elizabeth, b. Aug. 17, 1755, 
(Furber) Chesley. He was a mechanic and farm.er and resided 
at Wakefield, N. H., and d. Mar. 23, 1879. His father lived to 
be over 100 years old. In 1879 she was the only one of the 
nineteen children of her father then living. 

Children of Isaac Buxville and Lucy*^ (Parsons) Chesley, 

all born at \\'akefield, N. H. : 
186 i John Henry^ Chesley, b. Mar. 30, 1818; m. Jane Con- 
stance Blanchard. 
ii Lucy Ann' Chesley, b. Oct. 7, 1820; d. July 22, 1823. 
iii James Ashton' Chesley, b. Sept. 3, 1824; m. June 13, 
1850, at Wakefield, Lucy Maria Copp, of Wakefield; 
b. June 22, 1825, dau. of Amasa Copp. The follow- 
ing is extracted from a local obituary : 
He was educated in the common schools of Wake- 
field and the Wakefield Academy. From 1842 to 1847 
he was a sailor in the merchant service. In 1855 he 
sailed as first mate with Capt. Samuel Yeaton in a 
voyage around the world. At the beginning of the 
Civil War he volunteered in the U. S. Navy as 
Master's Mate and was promoted through the various 
grades to rank of Lieutenant. At the close of the 
war, after examination, he was commissioned a Lieu- 
tenant in the regular navy. He was a skilled sailor 
and an experienced and trusty navigator, and served 
a large portion of his time as navigating officer on 
the ships to which he was attached. He was retired 
for disability in 1884 and returned to his native vil- 
lage, where he died, Oct. 17, 1895. He was a man 
of unswerving honesty and integrity and won the 
respect of all with w^hom he had dealing, while his 
generosity to those in need wall cause his memory 
to be long cherished in the hearts of those who have 
received his kindly assistance. 
187 iv Charles Usher^ Chesley, b. Apr. 12, 1827; m. Sarah 
EHzabeth (Swasey) Twitchell. 



SIXTH GENERATION 9I 

(Continued from page io8, Vol. i.) 
Sylvester^ Parsons (Thomas^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, 
Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Parsonsfield, Me., May 4, 
1797; m. Abigail Gookin Dearborn, dau. of Benjamin and Sarah 
(Pickering) Dearborn, of Greenland, N. H. She d. February 
5, 1890. Mr. Parsons went to sea when about sixteen years of 
age. Rose to the rank of Captain and later became master of 
a merchant vessel owned or doing business for the firm of 
Rowland and Aspinwall of New York City, trading chiefly in 
Mediterranean waters. In the winter of 1828 he removed to 
Wilson, Niagara Co., N. Y. As there were few railroads at 
that time, he went with wife and three children in a covered 
sleigh, drawn by a three horse team, stopping nights at country 
taverns. They were three weeks making the journey of seven 
hundred miles. He settled on a large farm in the eastern part 
of the town, on what is now called the Parsons Road, where he 
made a success of farming. He d. Aug. 12, i860. 

ClilLDREN OF CaPT. SyLVESTER''' AND ABIGAIL 

GooKiN (Dearborn) Parsons, 
all except first two born at Wilson, N. Y. : 

188 i Henrietta Sybella^, b. Sept. 5, 1823; m. Benjamin 

Dearborn, 
ii George Anson', b. Aug. 18, 1826, at Effingham, N. H. ; 
d. July 29, 1834, at Wilson, N. Y. 

189 iii Dr. Sylvester", b. Aug. 21, 1829; m. Donna Maria 

Wilson. 

190 iv Caroline Augusta', b. June 24, 183 1 ; m. Charles Wini- 

field Seeley. 

191 V Thomas Usher", b. Aug. 26, 1833; m. (i) Deborah 

Scarborough, m. (2) Elizabeth Jeannette de Roch- 
mont. 

vi Charles Bradbury^ b. , 1836, at Wilson, N. Y. ; 

d. at Waverly, Iowa, Jan. 15, 1877; m. Martha 
Hoyt of Ovid, N. Y., Apr., 1859. Removed to 
Waverly, Iowa, where he was admitted to the bar 
and practiced law until his death; his wife d. years 
later. They had a son, Frank Emerson^ Parsons, 
who when last heard from was making a voyage 
around the world. 

vii Annette Dearborn", b. Nov. 12, 1839, at Wilson, N. Y. ; 



92 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

d. Aug. 12, 1864, at Wilson; m. (i) Jan. i, 1858, 
Capt. Roderick Baldwin; b. May 17, 1833, at Stam- 
ford, N. Y., son of Boyle V. and Margaret (Wolf) 
Baldwin of Walton, N. Y. He graduated at Hamil- 
ton College in 1857. Served in the Army of the 
Potomac as Capt. of Co. 8, New York Artillery. 
Served as Judge-Advocate two years on the staff of 
Gen. W. W\ Morris. He resided at Niagara Falls 
and Baltimore, Md. He m. (2) Oct. 24, 1866, Helen 
Elizabeth' Parsons, sister of first wife. Child (by 
first wife): (i) Frank Emerson Parsons® Baldwin, 
b. i860; d. at Warrensburg, Mo., 1879. 
viii Frederick Gustavus^ b. Feb. 27, 1843 ; d. Feb. 2^, 
1870. He enlisted in Civil War in 1861 and was 
honorably discharged in 1863. 
ix Helen Elizabeth^, b. Oct. 24, 1847, at Wilson, N. Y. ; 
m. Oct. 24, 1866, Capt. Roderick Baldwin (his 2d 
wife) ; d. at Washington, D. C, Feb., 1867; buried 
in Congressional Cemetery. 

(Continued from page 109, Vol, i.) 
LuciNDA^ Parsons (Thomas^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, 
Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 27, 1798, at Parsonsfield, 
Me.; m. Oct. 11, 1819, David Thurston Livy, M.D., of Wolf- 
borough, N. H.; b. Nov. 22, 1790, at New Durham, N. H., son 
of Benjamin and Sarah (Mason) Livy. He d. Aug. 2^, 1834, 
at Wolfborough. She d. Aug. 30, 1877. 

Children of David Thurston and Lucinda*^ (Parsons) Livy, 
all born at Wolfborough, N. H. : 

192 i Annette Augusta^ Livy, b. July 9, 1820; m. Dr. Jere- 

miah Forrest Hall. 

193 ii Harriet Byron" Livy, b. Apr. 19, 1821 ; m. William 

Emmett Alexander. 

194 iii Caroline Elizabeth' Livy, b. June 20, 1823 ; m. Rev. 

John McKnitt Madison Caldwell, 
iv Julia Amanda' Livy, b. Mar. 17, 1825; d. Sept. 

19, 1826. 
v Edwin Parsons^ Livy, b. July 22, 1827; d. Aug. 1845. 
vi David Henry^ Livy, b. June 3, 1832; d. Dec. 26, 1840. 



SIXTH GENERATION 93 

vii Mary AUen^ Livy, b. Oct. 27, 1834; m. (i) Jan. 10, 
1857, at Wolfborough, N. H., Samuel Winkley 
Rollins; b. Apr. 11, 1825, son of Augustus and 
Abiah (Winkley) Rollins of Barrington, N. H. He 
graduated from Dartmouth College in 1846, and was 
a lawyer at Meredith, N. H. In 1873 he was Judge 
of Probate for Belknap Co., N. H. He d. in 1897; 
no children. She m. (2) Earl Johnson Ward, his 
2d wife, and d. in 1914. 

(Continued from page 109, Vol. i.) 
Samuel® Parsons (Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, 
Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. June 15, 1811, at Parsonsfield, 
Me. ; m. Mar. 5, 1828, at Boston, Mass., Mary Brown Allen of 
Boston; b. Jan. 5, 1808, dau. of James and Priscilla (Brown) 
Allen. She d. Dec. 21, 1844. He d. Dec. 22, 1869, at West 
Newton, Mass., aged 68. He was successful as a wholesale dry 
goods merchant in Boston. "A man of kindness, integrity and 
promptitude during his long business life." 

Children of Samuel^ and Mary Brown (Allen) Parsons, 
all born at Boston, Mass. : 
i Samuer, b. May 2, 1829; d. Oct. 28, 1859, at Phila- 
delphia, Pa. He graduated at Harvard College in 
1848. He was a lawyer, 
ii Charles Allen^ b. July 5, 1831. (In 1871 he resided at 

San Francisco, Cal.) 
iii Mary Augusta^ b. Sept. 30, 1833; d. Sept. 11, 1834. 
iv Henry Bradbury'^, b. Nov. 11, 1834. (In 1871 he 

resided at 76 Wabash Ave., Chicago, 111.) 
V James Allen^, b. Jan. 10, 1837, Resided at Santa 

Cruz, Cal. 
vi Ellen Augusta^ b. Mar. 24, 1839. Resided at West 

Newton, Mass. 
vii Edward Francis^, b. July 13, 1841. 
viii Mary Allen", b. May 21, 1844; d. Aug. 2^, 1846. 

47 Joseph*^ Parsons (Samuel', Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 23, 1773; d. Dec. 20, 
1849; m. Sally Ames; b. Feb. 2, 1774. She d. Sept. 26, 185 1. 



94 the parsons family 

Children of Joseph^ and Sally (Ames) Parsons: 
i Statira', b. Sept. 14, 1796; d. July 3, 1833; m. Joseph 
French ; had three children : Hannah, Samuel, and 
Sarah, who m. Albion Fogg. 

195 ii John^, b. July 2.^, 1798; m. May 23, 1824, Catherine 

Pollard. 

196 iii Nathaniel", b. Apr. 19, 1800; m. 1825, Rebecca Davis 

Collins, 
iv Usher^, b. Apr. 28, 1802; d. Aug. 4, 1813. 
V Joseph^, b. Apr. 4, 1804; d. Mar. 22, 1808. 
vi Joseph'^, b. May 25, 1806; d. Apr., 1826. 
vii Samuel', b. Aug. 24, 1808; d. Nov. 30, 1839. 
viii Phineas', b. July 3, 181 1; d. July 29, 1827. 
ix Nancy F.'^, b. May 2y, 1813, at Cornville, Me. ; d. Dec. 
4, 1857, at Dover, Me.; m. Nathaniel Ames; b. 
June 19. 1806, at Brighton, Me. ; d. June, i860, at 
Dover. 
X Marcus'', b. Feb. 2, 1816; d. Oct., 1867. Was post- 
master, town clerk and treasurer in Cornville, Me. 

48 Samuel'' Parsons (Samuel^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^ 
Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 11, 1779; d. Sept., 1835; 
m. Betsey Smith. She d. Jan. 23, 1858. 

Children of .'^amuel^ and Betsey (Smith) Parsons, 
all born at Cornville, Me. r 

197 i Dea. David^, b. Dec. 16, 1802; m. Beulah Lancaster. 

198 ii Almira", b. Mar. 4, 1805; m. (i) Samuel McClure; 

m. (2) Eben Wentworth. 
iii Sally", b. July i, 1808; d. Jmie 10, 1849. 
iv Lydia Elkins Smith^, b. Feb. 6, 1814; m. Benoice 

Tuttle. 

49 Betsey'^ Parsons (Samuel'', Rev. Joseph*. Rev. Joseph', 
Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 13, 1779, at Epping, 
N. H. ; d. May 29, 1855. at Mayfield, Me.; m. at Cornville, Me. 
John Hilton; b. , son of William and (Taylor) Hilton 
of Cornville, Me. 



sixth generation 9s> 

Children of John and Betsey^ (Parsons) Hilton: 
i William^ Hilton, b. Jan. , 1810, at Cornville; m. 

. Children: Augustus and Phineas. 
ii Joseph' Hilton, b. Dec. 20, 1812; m. Lorinda Littlefield. 

iii SamueP Hilton, b. , 181 5. at Cornville. 

iv John^ Hilton, b. Dec. 26, 1817; m. Celia C. Lane. 

V Phebe P.' Hilton, b. , 1819, at Cornville ; m. 

Ivory Littlefield. 
vi Daniel" Hilton, b. Nov. 26, 1822; m. Abigail Littlefield. 

50 SuSAN^ Parsons (Dr. John^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, 
Esq, Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 2, 1764, at South Ber- 
wick. Me.; d. Sept. i, 1853; m. Dec, 1791 (his 2d wife), Daniel 
Cooper; b. June 19, 1750, at Berwick, Me.; d. June 26, 1837, 
son of John and Mary (Goodwin) Cooper. He was a farmer 
and served three months in the Revolutionary War. 

Children of Daniel and Sarah*^ (Parsons) Cooper: 
i Mary W.^ Cooper, b. Sept. 21, 1792; d. May 9, 1857; 
m. Capt. Eben Andrews of Biddeford; moved to 
Kennebunkport, where both died, 
ii Sally' Cooper, b. Jan. 8, 1794; m. Capt. Benjamin 

Perkins. She d. Oct., 1875. 
iii Betsey" Cooper, b. May 7, 1796; d. Sept. 14, 1884. 
iv Fanny" Cooper, b. June 7, 1798; d. Aug. 20, 1800. 

V Fanny" Cooper, b. Aug. 27, 1800; d. Feb. 22, 1866; 

m. Alexander C. Goodwin. 198a Child: (i) Nehe- 

198a miah C.^ Goodwin, b. May 16, 1835 ; m. Susan Lewis. 

vi Pamelia Davenport^ Cooper, b. Dec. 15. 1802; d. Sept. 

17, 1884. 
vii John Parsons^ Cooper, b. Apr. 7, 1808, at South Ber- 
wick, Me.; m. Nov. 21, 1847, at Portsmouth, N, H., 
Ann Gilman Boardman; b. Apr. 3, 1804, at New- 
buryport, Mass.; d. Oct. 17, 1876; dau. of William 
and Rachel (Wiggin) Boardman. Was Clerk in 
Pension Office at Portsmouth and held various town 
offices and was Representative in Legislature. In 
1871, he resided at New Castle, N. H. He d. Nov. 
8, 1890, aged 82. No children. 



g6 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

51 Elizabeth or Betsey^ Parsons (Dr. Johii^ Rev. Joseph*, 
Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 28, 1766, at 
South Berwick, Me.; d. at Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 30, 1854; 
m. Moses Emery, son of Simon and EHzabeth (Bean) Emery. 
He d. Oct. 16, 1827, aged 59. 

Children of Moses and Elizabeth" (Parsons) Emery: 

199 i EHzabeth" Emery, b. 1788; m. WilHam Emery, Jr. 

ii Simon" Emery, b. Feb. 5, 1790; m. Mary Lord; b. 

Sept. 3, 1797. 
iii Martha^ Emery, b. ; m. WilHam Greenleaf; b. 

at Newburyport, Mass. Child: (i) OHver^ Green- 
leaf, 
iv John^ Emery, b. ; left home for Norfolk, Va., 

and was never heard from, 
v Edward'' Emery, b. Dec. 5, 1801. 

52 Fanny*^ Parsons (Dr. John^', Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. , at South Berwick, Me.; 
m. Jonathan Hubbard of Shapleigh, Me. 

Children of Jonathan and Fanny® (Parsons) Hubbard: 

200 i Stephen' Hubbard, b. Dec. 15, 1791 ; m. Lydia Coffin, 
ii John" Hubbard, b. June 4, 1798, at Acton, Me.; m. 

at y\cton, Nov. 24, 1825, Mary G. liemingway ; b. 
Jan. II, 1802. at Kennebunk, Me., dau. of Phineas 
and Ann (Fairfield) Hemingway. Was postmaster 
and merchant. 

201 iii Maria Parker^ Hubbard, b. Dec. 11, 1799; m. (i) 

Moses Hemingway; m. (2) Clement Parker, 
iv Martha^ Hubbard, b. ; m. Capt. Guy Hubbard; 

resided at Waterville, Me. 
V Jonathan" Hubbard, b. 

vi Fanny ^ Hubbard, b. ; m. Loud, 

vii Mary^ Hubbard, b. ; d. young. 

(Record on page 109, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Joseph" Parsons (William^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 21, 1769, at South Berwick, 
Me.; d. May 20, 1854, at Eastbrook, Me.; m. by Rev. John 



SIXTH GENERATION 97 

Turner, at Alfred, Me., Oct. 28, 1805, Charlotte Saunders Sar- 
gent; b. May 24, 1782, at Boston, Mass., dau. of Col. Paul 
Dudley and Lucy (Saunders) Sargent of Boston. She d. June 
20, 1865 ; both buried at Eastbrook. He was a lumberman and 
farmer. His will is recorded at Ellsworth, Me. 

Children of Joseph*^ and Charlotte Saunders 
(Sargent) Parsons: 

202 i Julia Sargent'', b. Apr. 4, 1807; m. Capt. John West. 

203 ii Joseph Usher'', b. Oct. 22, 1809; m. EHza Clark 

Kendall. 

204 iii Charlotte Saunders'', b. Aug. 22, 1811; m. Benjamin 

Jordan. 
iv Frances Usher'', b. Jan. 16, 1814; the first white child 
b. in Eastbrook; d. Apr. 20, 1850, at Eastbrook, 
Me. ; unm. 

205 V William Dudley', b. Dec. 2^, 1815; m. Sarah A. 

Wilbur. 
vi Mary Sophia^, b. Feb. 17, 1817; drowned, Dec. 12, 

1819. 
vii John Sargent', b. Dec. 25, 1817, at Eastbrook, Me.; 
m. (i) by Rev. Jos. Colby, at Augusta, Me., Jan. 
10, 1857, Hannah Urann Hopkins, dau. of Allen and 
Mary Guptil (Urann) Hopkins of Sullivan, Hancock 
Co., Me. She d. Mar. 20, 1870. He m. (2) Lydia 
Pope (Conners) Jenness, of New Sharon, Me., by 
Rev. Ezek Martin, at Augusta, Me., June 9, 1871, 
dau. of Bartlett and Priscilla (Flint) Conners. She 
d. in Farmington, Jan. 20, 1908. Child: (i) JuHa 
Adelaide^ b. July 2, 1858, at Eastbrook; d. April 
I, 1873- 

(Continued from page 109, Vol. i.) 
Sarah^ Parsons (William^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 6, 1771, at Alfred, Me.; d. 
Dec. 20, 1855, at Lincoln, Me.; m. in 1795, John Leighton; b. 
Oct. 16, 1768, at Kittery, Me.; d. June 14, 1854, at Lincoln, Me., 
son of Maj. Samuel and Abigail (Frost) Leighton of Elliot, Me. 
He first settled in Shapleigh, Me. Was representative from that 
town in 1809 to the General Court of Boston. He visited Europe 



98 THE TARSONS FAMILY 

twice on business in the early part of the century and traveled 
extensively in England and Scotland on foot. Was a man of 
strong constitution and great physical endurance. Was over six 
feet in height, well proportioned, and weighed 240 lbs. when 80 
years of age. 

Children of John and Sarah" (Parsons) Leighton, 
all born at Shapleigh, Me. : 
i SamueF Leighton, b. Nov. 26, 1796; d. Dec. 3, 1798. 
ii Abigail Leighton, b. Feb. , 1799; d. Dec. 24, 1855, 
at Lincoln, Me. ; m. Capt. Bradstreet Fox. Children: 
(i) Joseph^ Fox; (2) Sylvester^ Fox. 
iii Sarah Parsons^ Leighton, b. Nov. 24, 1800; d. Mar. 

25, 1881, at Lincoln, 
iv John^ Leighton, Jr., b. Mar. 4, 1802 ; d. Nov. 10, 1884, 
at Lincoln, Me. ; m. Nov., 1837, at Topsham, Me., 
Thankful W. Godfrey. She d. May 26, 1841, at 
Lincoln, leaving one child, Sarah Elizabeth^ Leigh- 
ton; b. Nov. 8, 1838, at Havre de Grace, Md. ; d. 
Mar. 30, 1876, at Lincoln. She m. (i) 1861, Capt. 
Whitehouse, who was lost at sea. She m. (2) Fair- 
fax Pratt, who d. 1868. Child: (i) Grace F.^ Pratt. 

206 V Eliza^ Leighton, b. Aug. 11, 1804; m. Thomas F. Hall, 
vi William Parsons'^ Leighton, b. July 18, 1810; resided 

at Lincoln, Me. 

(Continued from page 109, Vol. i.) 
Abigail" Parsons (William'^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. July 19, 1773, at Alfred, Me.; d. 
May 24, 1842; m. at Alfred, Me.; Jan., 1798, Col. Daniel Lewis, 
son of Major Morgan Lewis. Col. Daniel Lewis was b. Apr. i, 
1772. He d. Mar. 10, 1833. 

Children of Col. Daniel and Abigail" (Parsons) Lewis, 
all born at Alfred, Me.: 

207 i Dr. William^ Lewis, b. May i, 1798; m. Lydia Little- 

field. 

208 ii Sally'^ Lewis, b. Apr. 14, 1801 ; m. Capt. George 

Moulton. 

209 iii DanieP Lewis, b. Mar. 10, 1803 ; m. Lucy Maria 

Conant. 



SIXTH GENERATION 99 

210 iv John^ Lewis, b. Jan. 21, 1805; m. Abigail Frost^ 

Parsons. 

V Abigail^ Lewis, b. May 30, 1807; d. Mar. 4, 1886; m. 

at Alfred, Me., Jan. 28, 1833, Capt. Benjamin Hill 
Gerrish, of South Berwick, Me. Capt. Gerrish d. 
Nov. 30, 1861. No children, 
vi Catherine Dorothy'' Lewis, b. Dec. 5, 1812; d. unm., 
at Alfred, Me., May 9, 1903. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page no.) 
JoiiN*^ Parsons (William^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. 
Joseph', Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 8, 1775, at South Berwick, 
Me.; d. Feb. 22, 1858, at Charlestown, Mass.; m. at Lyman, 
Me., Oct. 6, 1800, Lovey Brock, b. Mar. 29, 1779, at South 
Berwick, Me., dau. of Simeon and Judith (Bunker) Brock. She 
d. Feb. 22, 1857, at Cambridge, Mass.; buried at Alfred, Me. 
He was a farmer, cabinet maker, justice of the peace. 

Children of John*^ and Lovey (Brock) Parsons: 
i Marie^ b. July 11, 1801, at Lyman, Me.; d. July 

28, 1801. 
ii Oliver^ b. June 8, 1802, at Lyman, Me. ; d. Nov. 28, 
1883, unm. 

211 iii Frances", b. Mar. 28, 1804; m. Flanders Hatch. 

212 iv John^ b. Mar. 27, 1806; m. Rosalinda Davis Robbins. 

V William^ b. Feb. 19, 1808, at Waterboro, Me. ; d. there 

May 22, 1809. 

213 vi Lovey^ b. June 6, 1810; m. Israel Pike Dunham. 
vii Mary^ b. May 29, 1812, at Kennebunk, Me. ; d. Oct. 

13. 1813. 

214 viii Mary^ b. Mar. 10, 1815; m. Timothy Garey. 

215 ix Abigail Frost', b. Mar. 5, 1817; m. John Lewis. 

216 X William Alfred', b. Mar. i, 1819; m. Martha Sweet- 

ser Caswell. 

217 xi Augusta', b. June 14, 1821 ; m. Thomas Hunter. 

xii Judith", b. Nov. 10, 1823, at Alfred, Me.; d. there 
Oct. 31, 1875. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page no.) 
Frances Usher« Parsons (William^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. 
Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 4, 1778, at' Elliot, 



TOO THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Me. ; d. Sept. 18, 1865, at Pittsfield, N. H. ; buried at Gilmanton, 
N. H. ; m. at Alfred, Me., Dec. 29, 1799, Maj. Genl. Samuel 
Leighton; b. May 25, 1771, at Kittery, Me., son of Maj. Samuel 
and Abigail (Frost) Leighton of Elliot. He d. Oct. i, 1848, at 
Alfred, Me. He was Brigadier General during President Mad- 
ison's administration; was a farmer, justice of the peace many 
years, a selectman in Elliot, Me., a representative of Elliot many 
years while Maine was a Province of Massachusetts, and for 
several years was a member of the Massachusetts Legislature. 
He was appointed Judge of the Court of Sessions of York Co., 
Me., in 1820. 

Children of Genl. Samuel and Frances Usher^ 
(Parsons) Leighton: 
i John^ Leighton, b. Oct. 7, 1800, at Kittery, Me.; d. 
Oct. 21, 1821, at Portsmouth, N. H. 

ii Frances^ Leighton, b. Dec. 21, 1801, at Elliot, Me.; 
m. at Alfred, Me., Jan. 31, 1847, Col. Benjamin 
Emerson; b. Mar, 20, 1792, son of Joseph and 
Lydia (Durrill) Emerson of Alfred, Me. He grad- 
uated from Dartmouth College in 1816; was a law- 
yer at Gilmanton and Pittsfield, N. H. 

iii SamueF Leighton, b. Oct. 18, 1803 ; d. Feb. 14, 1844, 
at Tymochtee, Ohio. 

iv William Parsons^ Leighton, b. Dec. 31, 1804, at Elliot, 
Me. ; d. Mar. 5, 1829, at Cincinnati, Ohio ; m. in 
1828, Rachel Van Houghton, of New York City. 
She m. (2) and d. about 1850. 

V Mary^ Leighton, b. Aug. 27, 1806; d. May 12, 1884; 
m. in 1839, John Henry Burney, of Pitt Co., Me.; 
b. Oct, 17, 1805; d, in 1856; no children. He was 
a lav/yer at Charlotte, N. C. 
218 vi Dr. Usher Parsons^ Leighton, b. Mar. 16, 1810; m. 
Ellen Houser. 

vii Oner^ Leighton, b. July 2, 1812, at ElUot, Me.; m. at 
Kenton, Ohio, May 31, 1871, Dr, William Jones; 
b. 1804. 
viii Ann BelF Leighton, b. Mar. i, 1814; d. Apr. 11, 
1843 > unm. 

ix George Frost Blunt" Leighton, b. July 21, 1816, at 
Elliot, Me.; m. at Pittsfield, N. H., Aug. 28, 1849, 



SIXTH GENERATION lOI 

Emily Harrington Kenney; b. Apr., 1819, at New- 
castle, Me., dau. of Col Joseph Gliddon and Emily 
(Harrington) Kenney, of Newcastle. He was a 
fruit grower in Virginia; was President of the 
Norfolk Horticultural and Pomological Society of 
Virginia and Vice President of the American Pomo- 
logical Society. He enlisted. May, 1861, at George- 
town, S. C, as Quartermaster Sergeant in loth Regt. 
S. C. Vols., Col. A. M. Marigault; was discharged 
at Cleveland, Tenn., Nov., 1862. He resided at 
Alfred, Me. ; Wilmington, N. C. ; Georgetown, 
S. C. ; and in 1875 resided at Norfolk, Va. No 
children. 

(Record on Vol. i, pages 154-5, revised and continued.) 
William*^ Parsons (William^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, 
Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), son of William^ and Abigail 
(Blunt) Parsons, b. in Alfred, Me., June 14, 1780, m. in 
Parsonsfield, Me., Jan. 14, 1814, Mary^ Parsons, dau. of 
Col. Joseph^ and Lydia (Lord) Parsons, of Parsonsfield, Me. 
He resided in Alfred, Me., until 1840, when he moved to Kenne- 
bunkport. Me., and thence, in 1855, to Kennebunk, where he 
d. Oct. 8, 1864. 

Children of William® and Mary^ (Parsons) Parsons, 
all born in Alfred, Me. : 
AbigaiF, b. Dec. 3, 1814; d. May 3, 1842. 
Joseph^, b. Dec. 6, 1816; m. Mary Jane Cram. 
William Usher^, b. Dec. 25, 1818; d. Dec. 23, 1830. 
Rev. John^, b. Sept. 25, 1820; m. Sarah Ayer Chase. 
Edwin^ b. Apr. 25, 1823 ; m. Mary Llewellyn Swayne. 
Pamelia Frances^, b. June i, 1825; d. Dec. 13, 1825. 
George^ b. Nov. i, 1826; m. Sarah Elizabeth Eddy. 
Charles^, b. Feb. 6, 1829; m. Sarah Johnson Shepley. 
Frances^ b. Feb. 23, 1832; d. May 15, 1852. 
X William Usher^, b. May i, 1835 ; d. Aug. 16, 1836. 

(Record on page no. Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Usher'' Parsons (William^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Alfred, Me., Aug. 18, 1788; d. 
at Providence, R. I., Dec. 19, 1868; m. Sept. 23, 1822, Mary 







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102 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Jackson Holmes, dau. of Rev. Abiel Holmes, D.D., author of 
"American Annals," and a sister of Oliver Wendell Holmes. She 
d. in Providence, R, I., having a son Charles William^ Parsons. 

The following sketch is taken from a memoir of Dr. Usher 
Parsons, written by his son, and from other sources : 

"He was born in Alfred, York County, Me., where he passed 
his boyhood and youth. He attended the village school in the 
winter and worked on his father's farm in the summer, and later 
an academy in the vicinity, and his struggles for an education 
was not unlike that of many other ambitious American young 
men. With a good elementary education, including Latin and 
Greek, and something of medicine, he went to Boston, in 1811, 
and his medical studies were completed under Dr. John Warren, 
a brother of Genl. Joseph ^^''arren, who fell at Bunker Hill. He 
was licensed to practice and, July 6, 1812, was commissioned as 
Surgeon's Mate in the U. S. Navy and commenced service on 
the frigate John Adams. The war with England was then on, 
and they were ordered from the Brooklyn Navy Yard to Albany 
and thence to Buffalo, by wagons and on foot, reaching there 
Oct. 17. 

"In the winter and spring of 1812-13 he was in charge of sick 
and wounded at Black Rock, near Buffalo, living first in tents 
and later in barracks. In March, 1813, Capt. Oliver H. Perry 
arrived at Erie, Pa., to superintend the outfitting of a fleet. In 
June, Perry came to Black Rock to take to Erie five small 
merchant vessels armed with one or two guns each, and Dr. 
Parsons joined Perry and sailed, June 14. On Aug. 12, the little 
squadron sailed from Erie toward the head of the lake. On the 
19th they were visited by Genl. Wm. Henry Harrison, with his 
aide, Col. Lewis Cass, and other officers. On the 26th they 
arrived near the mouth of the Detroit River, and thence sailed 
to Sandusky and anchored among the islands of Put-in-Bay. 
Many on board were ill of fever, including the Commodore and 
more than half the officers. The two other surgeons were con- 
fined for weeks before and after the battle of Sept. loth. Dr. 
Parsons writes in his diary *I did not escape the attack myself, 
which confined me two or three days, and during that time more 
than one hundred lay sick without medical aid.' And he writes 
further: Tn this weakened condition, with only one doctor in 
the squadron to attend the sick and take charge of the wounded 
of a battle, we met the enemy.' " 



SIXTH GENERATION I03 

The following heretofore unpubHshed letter, in full, will give 
some account of the battle of Lake Erie, by one who took an 
active part in it. 

(Copy of letter written by Dr. Usher Parsons to his parents) : 

"Off Lower Sandusky, near Put-in-Bay, 
and near the head of Lake Erie, on board 
Brig Lawrence, Sept. 22nd, 1813. 

"Dear Parents: 

Before the arrival of this an account of our victorious engage- 
ment with the British Squadron on this lake will reach you. I 
can only add a few particulars. Most of the action was sup- 
ported by this vessel as you will be led to suppose when informed 
that out of 150 men (our ship's crew) 31 of whom were sick 
previous to the action, we had rising 80 killed and wounded, 
among whom were nearly all the officers save the intrepid com- 
mander. On board, all the others were about 30 killed and 
v/ounded. This vessel supported a disastrous fire from the 
enemy's two ships on side and a brig astern raking us for two 
hours all within musket shot, during which we so disabled the 
ships that when the Commander left the vessel to bring another 
in to her assistance he succeeded in 15 minutes in making all 
these strike. It may seem mysterious to one how some of the 
other vessels could see us slaughtered in such a manner but it 
is equally so to us. Nor can the commanders of some of them 
offer satisfactory reasons for remaining behind. Unfortunately 
for the wounded the two surgeons had been confined for some 
days with fever and could render them but little assistance. It 
has, however, operated in my favor as I have had all the ampu- 
tating to perform and it affords me the greatest pleasure to reflect 
that in no case have I failed of the best success. This has 
impressed the Commodore with so favourable an opinion toward 
me that I have not the least doubt of his rendering me assistance 
to a better situation. He is the first warm friend I have met 
with in the service capable of assisting me. I am now on my 
way in the Lawrence for Erie, having all the sick and wounded 
on board, and shall continue with them in the hospital 'til the 
most of them recover, and then intend to shape my course for 
Cape Horn. Gen. Harrison was on board the Lawrence this 
morning and his army was on an island within half a mile of 



I04 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

the vessel consisting of about 7,000. Tomorrow they cross to 
Maiden, a distance of about 18 miles. Since the loss of the 
British fleet the Indians have deserted Detroit, after leaving the 
place and (as is reported) massacring the inhabitants. I had 
some narrow escapes for my life; during the action five cannon 
balls passed through the room in which I was attending to the 
wounded. Two that I had dressed and laid aside were after- 
wards killed during the action. The enemy's squadron mounted 
more guns than ours and carried at least one-fourth more men. 
In the course of a year I hope to obtain a little prize money, * * 

Your affectionate son, 

Usher Parsons." 

In a letter (or report) to the Secretary of the Navy, Commo- 
dore Perry wrote : "Of Dr. Parsons, Surgeon's Mate, I cannot 
say too much. In consequence of the disability of both the other 
surgeons, Drs. Horsely and Barton, the whole duty of operating, 
dressing and attending nearly one hundred wounded and as many 
sick devolved entirely on him, and it must be pleasing to you, 
sir, to reflect that of the whole number wounded only three have 
died. I can only say that in the event of my having another 
command, I should consider myself particularly fortunate in 
having him with me as Surgeon," 

In connection with other commissioned officers of the fleet, 
Dr. Parsons received, by vote of Congress, a silver medal bearing 
the likeness of Perry and a representation of the battle, with 
suitable inscriptions. His share of the prize money first gave 
him a feeling of pecuniary independence, and one of its earliest 
uses was to pay debts incurred in obtaining his medical education. 
But a much more important reward of his services on Lake Erie 
was the warm friendship of Commodore Perry and the com- 
mencement of a surgical reputation. 

He remained with the fleet at Erie in the care of sick and 
wounded during 18 13 and the spring of 18 14, and was commis- 
sioned Surgeon, Apr. 15, 1814, but it was dated Sept. 10, 1813, 
the day of the battle. On June 19, 1814, the fleet sailed under 
Commodore Sinclair from Erie for Detroit and Lake Huron. 
In the meantime Perry had been appointed to command the new 
frigate, Java, building at Baltimore, and was allowed to select 
his own officers. 



SIXTH GENERATION I05 

He chose several of his companions in the Lake service, and, 
among others, Dr. Parsons, who, on Dec. 2, 1814, received orders 
to report to Perry at Baltimore, and he sailed with Perry on the 
Java during 181 5-16, except for short leaves of absence, while 
in American waters, to visit his parents, at Alfred, Me. 

He sailed, Jan. 22, 1816, from Newport, reaching Gibraltar, 
Feb. 12, as the frigate had been ordered to the Mediterranean 
to look after American interests in connection with the Barbary 
States. They remained there, visiting various Mediterranean 
ports, until the early part of 181 7, when they sailed for Newport, 
reaching there Mar. 3, 1817. In July, 1818, he sailed from 
Boston as Surgeon on the frigate Guerriere, Capt. Thomas 
McDonough, for St. Petersburg, carrying out Mr. George W. 
Campbell, minister to Russia, and thence to the Mediterranean. 
On account of ill health in July, 1819, he received permission to 
leave the Guerriere and return to America. The return was 
leisurely taken through Europe, visiting many places and objects 
of interest, arriving in Paris Sept. 29. Much time was given 
to adding to and improving his medical knowledge and in 
professional study and in purchasing medical books and 
instruments. 

He reached London Dec. 4, 1819, where he continued to take 
advantage of opportunities for study and to make the acquaint- 
ance of many eminent men in the medical profession. 

He sailed from Liverpool in a merchant vessel Dec. 28, reach^ 
ing Boston early in 1820. In May he was ordered to service in 
the Marine barracks in Charlestown, residing much of the time 
in Cambridge. In Aug., 1820, he was chosen Professor of Anat- 
omy and Surgery in Dartmouth College. About this time he 
published, at Cambridge, the "Sailor's Physician," a medical 
guide for use on merchant vessels. This was sold extensively, 
its name being changed to "Physician for Ships," and passed 
through several editions in the years 1824, 1842, 185 1 and 1867. 
In Dec, 1820, he visited the medical schools of New York, 
Philadelphia and Baltimore and heard lectures from the eminent 
men of that time. 

In April, 1822, Dr. Parsons began his long residence in Provi- 
dence, R. I. He married in Sept., 1822, and in April, 1823, 
resigned from the Navy. He was appointed Professor of Anat- 
omy and Surgery in the medical school attached to Brown 



lo6 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

University. He joined the Rhode Island Medical Society in 1823, 
and in 1837 was elected its President for three years. 

He wrote several books on medical subjects and contributed 
many articles to medical periodicals. In 1843 he visited Europe 
for the third time, spending some time in London, and more in 
Paris, where his son was then studying medicine. 

From about 1851 he was active for the establishment of a 
hospital in Providence, and his efforts resulted in the founding 
of the hospital in 1863, under a charter granted by the legislature. 

Although he had a large practice as a physician, and partic- 
ularly as a surgeon, his activities were not confined to his 
profession. 

He was interested in Colonial history, and genealogy, partic- 
ularly of the Parsons and allied families. In 1855 he published 
the Life of Sir William Pepperell, who, because of his successful 
capture of Louisburg, was the only native of New England who 
was created a baronet during the colonial period. The book 
was republished in England in 1856. 

His memoir, a pamphlet of seventy-two pages, written in 1870, 
is intensely interesting, not only to medical men but also to the 
general reader, and this sketch is only a brief outline of its 
contents. 

It contains also a list of his known publications, fifty-eight 
in number, from 1809 to 1867. He died Dec. 19, 1868, aged 
80 years, 4 months. 

On June i, 1869, Hon. Samuel G. Arnold, President of the 
Rhode Island Historical Society, read a discourse on the services 
of three members of the society who had recently died and the 
following is from the part referring to Dr. Parsons : 

"He was a man in whom the love of country was strongly 
marked, and whose fidelity to the flag never failed in the darkest 
hours. His was a genial temperament and a kindly heart, with 
much of the jovial spirit of the seas in his hours of relaxation. 
We miss his familiar form in these seats at our stated meetings 
and we miss his cordial greeting and his honest smile in the 
daily intercourse of life, for there are few families in this city 
where he was not a welcome guest, and where, during his long 
residence of nearly half a century among us, his name had not 
become a household word. Loved in life and honored in death, 
his memory will be revered by all who value those high qualities 
of manhood which were united in his character." 



SIXTH GENERATION 107 

Charles William^ Parsons (Usher®, William^, Rev. Joseph*, 
Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), son of Usher® and 
Mary Jackson (Holmes) Parsons, b. in Providence, R. I., Sept. 
6, 1823 ; m. Mary Boylston of Princeton, Mass. He grad- 

uated from Harvard College in 1840 and studied medicine in 
Cambridge, Mass., under his uncle, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, 
and later in Paris, France, and was a Professor in Brown Univer- 
sity, Providence, from 1874 to 1882. He died in Providence. 

53 John® Parsons (William^, Rev. William*, Rev. Joseph^, 
Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 27, 1778, at Gilmanton; 
m. Huldah Blake; b. May 12, 1778. He d. July 13, 1849. She 
d. Sept. 4, 1834. 

Children of John® and Huldah (Blake) Parsons, 
all born at Gilmanton, N. H. : 
i Mary^ b. Apr. 8, 1803. 

222 ii Hannah^, b. Jan. 23, 1805 ; m. Joseph Southwick Frye. 
iii Charles^ b. Oct. 22, 1807; d. at sea. 

iv Louisa", b. July 12, 1809; m. John Maxfield. 
V Cynthia^, b. Mar. 7, 181 1; m. Ira Greely Allen. 
222a vi John'^, b. Oct. 3, 1813 ; m. Hannah Munroe. 
vii Joseph^, b. Oct. 15, 1815. 

viii Cyrus'', b. Sept. 25, 1819; resided in Hopkinsville, 
Ky. in 1871. 
ix Lewis Kelly^, b. Dec. 7, 1823 ; resided in Salem, Mass., 
in 1870. 

54 Joseph® Parsons (William^, Rev. William*, Rev. Joseph^, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 28, 1780, at Gilmanton, 
N. H. ; d. June 12, 1865; at Gilmanton; m. in 1804, Betsey 
Oilman; b. in 1784, at Gilmanton; dau. of Dea. Benjamin and 
Elizabeth Oilman. 

Children of Joseph® and Betsey (Oilman) Parsons, 
all born at Gilmanton, N. H. : 
i Eliza'', b. Sept. 26, 1806; m. Dea. John Carlton. 
ii Ruth^ b. Aug. 29, 1808; d. Feb. 9, 1861 ; unm. 

223 iii Benjamin Oilman^, b. July 3, 1810; m. (i) Eliza 

Batchelder; m. (2) Ann Pillsbury. 



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iv Judith Ann^ b. Apr. i8, 1813; d. Nov. 12, 1844; m. 
Nov. 18, 1835, Albert Barlow Chamberlain; b. Aug. 
3, ; at Brookfield, N. H. 

V Lucy Brown'', b. Aug. 9, 1815; d. Nov. 8, 1856; m. 

Henry Rust Chamberlain, Nov. 20, 1839; b. Sept. 
13, 1810, at Brookfield, N. H. 
vi Mary Folsom^ b. Dec. 29, 1818; d. June 25, 1842; 

m. William Herdy of Mollis, Mass. 
vii Susan Coffin', b. Dec. 30, 1822; d. July i, 1837. 

55 William® Parsons (John^ Rev. William*, Rev. Joseph^, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. July 7, 1784, at Gilmanton, 
N. H.; d. Oct. 2, 1856; m. (i) 1809, Mary Dudley. She d. 
and he m. (2) Mary Davis; b. , 1804, dau. of Miles Davis. 
He m. (3) Ruth Chapman. He was a millwright and Adjutant 
of New Hampshire Militia. 

Children of William" and Mary (Dudley) Parsons: 
i Amander^, b. , 18 10, at Gilmanton. 

ii John^, b. ; m. Hannah Flanders. In 1871 he 

resided at Effingham Falls, N. H. 
iii Mary Ann'', b. ; m. William Lougee. 

iv Annie'', b. 

V Alonzo'', b. Apr. 9, 1826, at Effingham; d. Sept. 

25, 1844. 
224 vi William Aleric', b. Oct. 27, 1828; m. Eunice Olive 
Woodman, 
vii Amanda Maria', b. Jan. 16, 1833, at Effingham Falls; 
m. Nov. 22, 1857, William Hammon Fowler; b. 
Nov. 13, 1829, at Freedom, N. H., son of Stephen 
and Sally (Mills) Fowler, 
viii Joseph F.^ b. Oct. 27, 1834; m. Sarah Taylor, in 1871 ; 
resided at Charlestown, Mass. 
ix Alonzo Davis'', b. Jan. i, 1846. 

56 Eliza^ Parsons (John^ Rev. William*, Rev. Joseph^ 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 3, 1800, at Gilmanton, 
N. H.; m. Jan, i, 1828, James Martin, of Brookfield, N. H. She 
d. Sept. 23, 1841. 



SIXTH GENERATION lOg 

Children of James and Eliza^ (Parsons) Martin: 
i Sarah Elizabeth^ Martin, b. Feb. 3, 1828; m. May 9, 

1854, George Weymouth Bean, 
ii George James^ Martin, b. at Lumber City, Ga., Dec. 
23, 1838 ; m, Mary C. Burbank of Albany, N. H. 

57 Joseph*' Parsons (John^ Rev. WilHam*, Rev. Joseph^ 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. i, 1804; m. at Epsom, 
N. H., Nov. 24, 1825, Mary Lamprey; b. Dec. 4, 1804, at Pitts- 
field, N. H. ; d. Dec. 25, 1888; dau. of Benjamin and Betsey 
(Tuttle) Lamprey of Pittsfield, N. H., and Long Island, N. H. 
After his death she m. (2) Charles^ Emerson of North wood, 
N. H. (Joseph^, Micah*, Solomon^, Samuel^, MichaeP). They 
lived at Gilmanton, N. H. 

Children of Joseph'' and Mary (Lamprey) Parsons: 
i Lydia^, b. Jan. 19, 1827, at Gilmanton; d. Feb., 1915, 
at Lynn, Mass. ; m. Feb. 2.^, 1849, Enoch Place 
Fogg; b. Sept. 6, 1827; son of Jeremiah Fogg, of 
Northwood, N. H. He d. Oct. 16, 1900. 

225 ii Eliza^, b. Sept. 16, 1829; m. Jeremiah J. Bartlett. 

226 iii Rev. John^, b. Feb. 21, 1831, at Gilmanton; m. Sarah 

Wallace. 
iv Benjamin^, b. Nov. 11, 1833; d. Nov. 9, 1834. 

227 V Joseph^, b. July 28, 1834; m. Adelaide Victoria Lewis. 

228 vi Mary Ann^ b. at Moltonboro, N. IL, Apr. 17, 1836; 

m. William Edwin Leavitt. 
vii Sally^ b. ; d. young. 

58 Joseph Smith'' Parsons (Col. Joseph^, Rev. William*, 
Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Gilmanton, 
N. H., Aug. 18, 1784; d. Jan. 14, 1859; m. May 21, 1818, at 
Reading, Mass., Lydia Peabody Flint; b. at Danvers, Mass., 
dau. of Benjamin and Mehitable (Peabody) Flint of Danvers. 
He was a farmer and sheriff; was Adjutant General while living 
in New Hampshire. x\bout 1819 he removed to Compton, P. O., 
Canada. 

Children of Joseph Smith^ and Lydia Peabody 

(Flint) Parsons: 
i Eben Upton^, b. at Reading, Mass., Nov, 29, 1820; m. 

Dec. 14, 1854, Charlotte Hool. Child: (i) Emily 

Jane^, b. Mar., 1856, at Compton. 



no THE PARSONS FAMILY 

229 ii Abner Wood^ b. Aug. 2, 1823 ; m. Thankful Delia 

Hyatt, 
iii May Nevers'', b. at Compton, Nov. 2, 1825 ; d. Sept. 
30, 1862 ; a teacher ; unm, 

230 iv Lydia Ann'', b. June 17, 1827; m. John Francis. 

V Dora Wood', b. Mar. 3, 1832; d. July 23, 1869, at 

Compton ; a teacher ; unm. 

59 Hannah" Parsons (Col. Joseph^-, Rev. William*, Rev. 
Joseph^, Esq. Joseph'^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Gilmanton, N. H., 
July 30, 1791 ; d. in 1839, at Compton, Canada; m. at Gilmanton, 
in 1821, Charles Courier Smith; b. Mar. 4, 1788, at Gilmanton, 
son of Joseph and Mary (Greeley) Smith. He was a tanner 
and currier. 

Children of Charles Courier and Hannah** 

(Parsons) Smith: 
i Joseph Parsons'' Smith, b. . Resided at Coati- 

cook, P. Q., Canada, in 1871. 

231 ii Harriet Wood^ Smith, b. Mar. 15, 1821 ; m. Peter Frost, 
iii Timothy" Smith, b. ; d. at 2 years. 

iv Timothy'' Smith, b. ; d. at Carson City, Nevada. 

V Ann R.' Smith, b. , 1826; d. Oct. 14, 1865, at 

Placerville, Cal. ; m. William Hatch. Had two sons. 

vi Mary Greeley^ Smith, b. Aug. 10, 1829, at Compton, 
P. Q., m. June 20, 1869, at South Paris, Me., George 
Crooker; b. Apr. 22, 1821, at Portland, Me., son 
of Isaac and Irene (Coy) Crooker, of Minot, Me. 
He was a blacksmith and shoemaker and a soldier 
in the Mexican War; enlisted Feb. 5, 1846, at 
Boston, Co. D, ist Regt. Mass. Inft. ; was discharged 
July 24, 1848, at Watertown, Mass. 
vii Hannah Parsons'' Smith, b. Feb. 11, 1831; m. William 
Bennett. In 1871 she resided at Virginia City, Nev. 
viii Charles Frederick^ Smith, b. . In 1871 he was 

a watchman in a silver mine. 

ix William Henry^ Smith, b. , In 1871 he was a 

foreman in a silver mine at Gold Hill, Nev. 

60 Thomas" Parsons (Col. Joseph^, Rev. William*, Rev. 
Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. , 1794, at 



SIXTH GENERATION III 

Gilmantoii, N. H. ; d. Mar. 8, 1832, at Northport, Me. He m. 
Jan. 29, 1821, Betsey Simpson; b. Apr. i, 1796, at Nottingham, 
N. H., dan. of John and Abigail (Gile) Simpson. He was a 
farmer and tanner and a Lieutenant in the Militia. 

Children of Thomas*' and Betsey (Simpson) Parsons: 
i Thomas Albert^ b. Mar. 19, 1822, at Gilmanton, N. H. 
He was a soldier in the Civil War one year in Genl. 
Banks' Div. and a Colonel in the State Militia; was 
a lawyer in Lawrence, Mass., and State Reporter 
two terms. 

ii Mary Elizabeth', b. Apr. 23, 1823, at Gilmanton; m. 
Lewis Carlton Kelley; b. in 1810, son of Dr. Ben- 
jamin F. and Mary (Gile) Kelley of Nottingham, 
N. H. Child: (i) WilHam Parsons^ Kelley; b. 
Oct. 18, 1857. 

iii William Henry^ b. Aug. 20, 1829, at Northport, Me. ; 
d. June 6, 1859, at South Boston. He was a lawyer 
and Clerk of the Police Court. 

iv Abbie Ann'^, b. Sept. 17, 1832; m. Sept. 22, 1869, Carlos 
Thatcher Wilcox; b. Apr. 10, 1830, at Newport, 
N. H., son of David and Betsey (Kelsey) Wilcox. 
She was b. six mos. after her father's death. 

61 Mary" Parsons (Col. Joseph^, Rev. William'*, Rev. 
Joseph^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. , 1796, at Gilman- 

ton, N. H. ; m. Jan. 20, 1820, at Gilmanton, Dr. Levi Nichols ; 
b. Feb. , 1796, at Amherst, N. H., son of Dr. Moses and 

Lucy (Fruerbush) Nichols of Sherbrooke, C. E. He d. May 
18, 1865, at St. John, P. Q. 

Children of Dr. Levi and Mary*^ (Parsons) Nichols: 
i Mary Parsons'' Nichols, b. at Sherbrooke, P. Q., Mar. 

II, 1821 ; m. (i) at Varennes, P. Q., Jan. 20, 1840, 

Dr. Leon Fontain, who d. June 16, 1849. She m. 

(2) May 4, 1852, John Dubreul. She d. Mar. 27, 

1865, at Point-Aux-Trembles. 
ii Caroline Wood^ Nichols, b. Dec. 23, 1822; m. Thomas 

W. Boyd. 
iii Joseph'^ Nichols, b. , 1824. 

iv Clarinda^ Nichols, b. , 1826; d. young. 



112 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

\ 

V Moses^ Nichols, b. Feb. 21, 1828; d. Aug. 5, 1858, at 

Montreal. 
vi Charles^ Nichols, b. , 1830; m. and removed to 

Ogdensburg. 
vii Ellen^ Nichols, b. , 1834. 

viii Clara^ Nichols, b. , 1836. 

ix John'^ Nichols, b. Mar. 22, 1838, at Sherbrooke; m. 

July 17, 1866, at St. John, P. Q., Emma Coote; b. 

Jan. 7, 1843, at St. John. 
X Emma Jane' Nichols, b. ; d. young. 

62 Eunice''' Parsons (Ebenezer^, Rev. William*, Rev. 
Joseph^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 9, 1788, at Gil- 
manton, N. H. ; d. June 30, 1865 ; m. Dea. James Oilman of 
Gilmanton; b. Dec. 29, 1782. 

Children of Dea. James and Eunice*' (Parsons) Oilman, 
all born at Gilmanton, N. H. : 
i William James^ Oilman, b. Jan. 28, 1824; d. Aug. 

21, 1845. 
ii Elizabeth Eunice^ Oilman, b. Mar. 14, 1826; d. Dec. 
2y, 1883 ; m. June 23, 1847, Levi T. Young, of 
Gilmanton. 

63 Dea. \\'illiam''' Parsons (Ebenezer^, Rev. William*, Rev. 
Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 10, 1791, at Gil- 
manton, N. H.; d. July 31, 1869; m. Feb. 16, 1815, Sally 
Stevens, dau. of Dea. Hubbard Stevens of Salisbury, N. H. 
She d. Feb. 13, 1865, at Salisbury. He settled at Salisbury; 
was a carpenter and cabinet maker, and a deacon of the Con- 
gregational Church. 

Children of Dea. William® and Sally (Stevens) Parsons, 
all born at Salisbury, N. H. : 
Lucy B.", b. June 15, 1817; m. Arthur L. Graves. 
William Badger^ b. Oct. 8, 1819; m. Elizabeth H. 

George. 
Sarah J J, b. Aug. 20, 1823 ; m. Rev. Enoch H. Caswell. 
Andrew Hubbard", b. Feb. 17, 1831 ; m. Carrie D. 
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64 Samuel*^ Parsons (Ebenezer\ Rev. William'*, Rev. 
Joseph'^ I£sq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. i, 1795, at Gil- 
manton. N. H. ; d. at Gilmanton, Apr. 24, 1886; ni. Jan., 1824, 
Jemima Carr ; b. Mar. 10, 1804; d. Aug. 21, 1877, dau. of 
Capt. John and Sally (Brown) Carr of London, N. II. They 
lived at Gilmanton, N. H. 

Children of Samuel'^ and Jemima (Carr) Parsons: 
235a i Caroline W.', b. Mar. 3, 1825; d. Dec. 18, 1908; m. 
Samuel G. Stiles, 
ii Mary Jane", b. Nov. 26, 1826; d. Apr. 6, 1888; m. in 

1862, Geo. W. Adams, 
iii Emily', b. Nov. 3, 1829; d. Oct. 4, 183 1. 
236 iv George W.', b. Mar. 31, 1832; m. Mary A. Hill. 

v Emily M.', b. Mar. 3, 1835; d. Aug. 28, 1900; m. 

Richard Perley Sanborn, of Concord, N. H. 
vi Ebenezer B.', b. Mar. 2, 1837; went to California in 
the sixties. 

65 Sally B.'^ Parsons (Ebenezer^ Rev. William*, Rev. 
Joseph", Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. July 19, 1797, at Gil- 
manton, N. H. ; d. June 8, 1888; m. 1824, Ira Osgood, Esq., of 
Raymond, N. H., who d. Apr. 3, 1877. They lived at Loudon, 
N. H., where their children were born. 

Children of Ira and Sally B.'' (Parsons) Osgood: 
i Henry J.' Osgood, b. May 29, 1825; d. Mar. 3, 1893; 

m. Hannah E. H. Batchelder of Loudon, N. LI. He 

was a farmer, 
ii Ebenezer P.' Osgood, b. Nov. 13, 1826; m. Nov., 

1828, Ann Randall of Laconia, N. H. 
iii William P.' Osgood, b. Mar. 23. 1829 ; d. Sept. 9, 

1900; m. Pauline R. Clifford of Loudon. N. H. 
iv Charles H." Osgood, b. July 16, 1831 ; d. Apr. 5, 1903; 

m. (i) June 20, 1869, A. Augusta Clough of Loudon, 

who d. Oct. 23. 1873. He m. (2) 1877, Ann M. 

Lamprey of Gilmanton, who d. in 1878. 
V Annie M.' Osgood, b. Oct. 23, 1833 : ^"^'^^ a school 

teacher at Loudon ; unm. 
vi Mary E.' Osgood, b. July 2, 1836; m. (i) Nov. 1854, 



114 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Charles C. Clough of Canterbury, N. H., who d. 
July, 1861. She m. (2) Jan., 1874, Rev. Alpheus 
D. Smith of Lebanon, N. H., his 2d wife, 
vii Martha E.' Osgood, b. July 9, 1841 ; m. Apr. 3, 1881, 
Charles H. Bean of Loudon ; resides at Lawrence, 
Mass. ; a lumber dealer. 

66 Aaron" Parsons (JoeP, Moses*, Lieut. John^ Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 16, "1763, at Easthampton, 
Mass.; d. Mar. 13, 1844, aged 81, at Easthampton; m. Dec. 3, 
1823, at Southampton, Mass., Sarah Clapp; b. June 1788, widow 
of Bela Strong and dau. of Roger and Sarah (Kellogg) Clapp. 
She d. Sept. 11, 1848. 

Children of Aaron" and Sarah Strong (Clapp) Parsons: 
'^Zl i Joseph^ b. Nov. 9, 1824; m. Cecilia L. Clark. 

ii Mary^ b. June 2, 1830; d. Apr. 15, 1915; unm. 

67 Joel" Parsons (JoeP, Moses*, Lieut. John', Esq. Joseph", 
Cornet Joseph*), b. June 25, 1772; m. Apr. 27, 1797, Rachel 
Janes, dau. of Elisha and Sarah (Phelps) Janes. He resided at 
Easthampton ; was a joiner by trade and is said to have made 
the first sleigh used in Easthampton, Mass. He built and lived 
in the house later owned by Lewis Ferry. 

Children of Joel" and Rachel (Janes) Parsons, 
all born at Easthampton, Mass.: 
i Dixelana", b. June 16, 1798; d. Dec. 21, 1838; m. 

Oct. 12, 1818, Bela Clark of Easthampton. 
ii Rachel', b. Sept. i, 1800; d. Oct. 2, 1828; m. Feb., 

1 82 1, James Phelps of Easthampton. 
iii Climena", b. Sept. 9, 1802; m. (i) Oct. 1823, William 
Gillett of Windsor. He d. Sept. 10, 1829, aged 28. 
She m. (2) Bela Clark, after the death of her sister 
Dixelana. 
238 iv Ralph", b. Jan. 18, 1805; m. (i) Hannah Thorp; m. 
(2) Hulda R. Barker. 
V Joel", b. 

vi Elisha^, b. ; d. infant, 

vii Sophronia Angeline', b. Feb. i, 1810. 



SIXTH GENERATION I15 

viii Luman Strong^ b. Apr. 29, 1813 ; m. May, 1835, Sarah 
Louisa W'ooley of Hartford, Conn. He d. Mar. 2j, 
1849, ^t New Orleans, La. 
ix Frederick', b. Sept. 23, 1815; d. Jan., 1861 ; m. 1839, 
Emeline Fowler of New York. He was a gold- 
smith. Resided at St. Catherine, Ont. 
X Julia Ann Frances^ b. Dec. 21. 1817; m. (i) Nov. 5, 
1839, Lysander White; b. Apr. 27, 1818, son of Levi 
and Miriam (Alvord) White of Easthampton. He 
d. May 8, 1852. She m. (2) Feb. i, 1855, Edson 
White; b. Nov. 27, 181 1, brother of first husband. 

239 xi Henry Senah', b. July 2. 1820; m. June 6, 1844, Martha 

Taylor. 

240 xii George Franklin', b. Mar. 13, 1823; m. May 24, 1852, 

at Bronte, Ont., Lucy Disher. 

68 Thaddeus'^ Parsons (Joel^, IMoses*, Lieut. John^, Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 2"/, 1774, at Easthampton, 
Mass.; m. (i) Apr. 2, 1800, Mercy Janes; b. Dec. i, 1779, at 
Easthampton, dau. of Elisha and Sarah (Phelps) Janes. She d. 
Mar. 5, 1843, at Easthampton. He m. (2) at New Haven, Conn., 
June 9, 1845, Sarah Parsons; b. Aug. 11, 1805, at Northampton, 
dau. of Asahel and Sarah (Janes) Parsons of Easthampton. He 
d. Aug. 16, 1854. Fie was a farmer and was a .Selectman in 
1808, 1811, and 1813, at Easthampton. Was Captain of the Mili- 
tary Company of the town, and was Lieutenant of the Company 
sent from South- and Easthampton to the defence of Boston 
in 1812. 

Children of Thaddeus'^ and Mercy (Janes) Parsons, 
all born at Easthampton, Mass. : 
i Mercy Elvira', b. Sept. 29, 1809; d. Jan. 27, 1826, 

aged 17. 
ii Thaddeus Edwin', b. July 28, 1813; d. Nov. i, 1854, 
near Boston. He m. Esther Chandler of Amherst. 
He was a lawyer. 

241 iii Elisha', b. Nov. 14, 1818; m. Tryphena Day. 

69 Senah*' Parsons (JoeP, Moses*, Lieut. John^, Esq. 
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Il6 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

d. Nov. 14, 1818; m. Nov., 181 1, Lois Lyman; b. at Easthamp- 
ton, Oct. 30, 1790, dau. of Dea. Solomon and Lois (Janes) 
Lyman of Easthampton. 

Child of Senah and Lois (Lyman) Parsons: 

242 i Lysander Watson', b. Oct. 5, 1812. at Easthampton; 

m. Rachel Cordelia Strong. 

(Continued from page 112,- Vol. i.) 
Seth'^ Parsons (David^ John*, Lieut. John^, Esq. Joseph-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 13, 1781 ; d. Feb. 13, 1859, at Otisco, 
N. Y. ; m. (i) July 24, 1808, Lucy Thayer; b. July 5, 1785, 
dau. of Elias and Rachel (French) Thayer. She d. and he m. 
(2) May I, 1832. Rachel Thayer, sister of first wife; b. Dec. 
3, 1786. He resided at South Onondaga, N. Y. 

Children of Seth'^ and Lucy (Thayer) Parsons: 
i Luranah", b. May 30, 1809; d. Mar. 29, 1870; m. May 
I, 1832, Erastus L. Goodwin. No children ; adopted 
child, Mary Curtis Goodwin. 

243 ii Gustavus Adolphus', b. Nov. 22. 1810; m. Anna 

Abbott. 

iii x\lcina', b. June 7, 1812; d. Dec. 3, 1837. 

iv Enos Clark', b. Apr. 25, 1814; d. Apr. 11, 1838. 
V Lucy', b. June 17, 1816; d. Jan. 28, 1847; m. May 7, 
1843, Harvey Goodwin. Child: (i) Alonzo^ Good- 
win, b. July 4, 1845; *i- 

vi Aurelia', b. June 6, 1818; m. Oct. 12, 1837, John W. 
Baker. In 1872 he resided at Otisco, N. Y. No 
children. 

vii Austin", b. Mar. 16, 1820; d. Aug. 23, 1859. 

(Continued from page 112, Vol. i.) 
Erastus'' Parsons (David^, John*, Lieut. John^, Esq. Joseph^, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. June 25, 1786; d. June i, 1837, at West- 
hampton, Mass.; m. (i) Oct. 22, 1812, at Watertown, N. Y., 
Olive Bosworth; b. Jan. 5, 1785, at Westfield, Mass. She d. 
July I, 1824, at Geneseo, N. Y. He m. (2) July 30, 1829, at 
Westhampton, Mass., Hannah (Clapp) (Claflin) ; b. Sept. 11, 
1803. He was a shoemaker, and resided at Westhampton, Mass., 
Watertown, Leicester, and Geneseo, N. Y. 



sixth generation i17 

Children of Erastus^ and Olive (Bosworth) Parsons: 
i Almira^ b. Oct. 3, 1813, at Watertown, N. Y. 
ii Henry'', b. Feb. 26, 1815, at Watertown, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 

27, 181 7. 
iii Morris\ b. Sept. 13, 1816; d. Jan. 23, 1817. 
iv Mary Ann^ b. Feb. 26, 1818; d. Apr., 1818. 
V Daniel", b. Apr. 26, 1819, at York, N. Y. ; d. May 

I, 1819. 
vi Evangeline', b. Apr. 27, 1820; d. Oct. 6, 185 1, at 

Brattleboro, Vt. 
vii Erastus Clark", b. June 17, 1822, at Geneseo, N. Y. ; 
d. Dec. 18, 1861 ; m. Dec. 14, 1861, Lucy Adelia 
Colburn. Enlisted Dec. 9, 1861. 
viii John^ b. June 13, 1824; d. July 14. 1852; drowned 
while bathing. 

Children of Erastus" and Hannah (Clapp) Parsons: 
ix Fanny^, b. June 15, 1830; d. Feb. 8, 1835. at West- 

hampton, Mass. 
X Henry Bosworth", b. Feb. 9, 1832; d. July 22, 1852, 

at Geneseo, N. Y. 
xi Fanny Maria', b. Feb. 18, 1835. at Westhampton, 
Mass.; d. Dec. 8, 1836. 
244 xii Martha Ann^, b. July 18, 1838; m. Lester Fairman. 

(Continued from page 112, Vol. i.) 
RuFUs'^ Parsons (David\ John*, Lieut. John", Esq. Joseph-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 23, 1793, at Westhampton, Mass.; d. 
Jan. 5, 1857, at Barlow, Ohio; m. Nov. 15, 1827, at Watertown, 
Ohio, Rhoda Chapman ; b. Feb. 22, 1798, at Tioga, N. Y., dau. 
of Herman and Mercy (Porter) Chapman of Barlow, Ohio. 

Children of Rufus'* and Rhoda (Chapman) Parsons: 
i Selina P.", b. Sept. 24, 1828, at Watertown, Ohio, 
ii Erastus Theron", b. June 21, 1831 ; m. Oct. 17, 1861, 
at Barlow, Ohio, Susannah Jones ; b. Oct. 28, 1835, 
dau. of John and Sarah (Tarn) Jones of Barlow. 
He was a farmer; Justice of the Peace, and in 1871 
resided at Vincent, Ohio. Child: (i) Rufus Frank*, 
b. Feb. 25, 1870; d. May 25, 1914; m. Flora Tracy. 



Il8 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

iii Sophronia Mercy', b. May 4. 1835, at Barlow, Ohio, 
iv Lucy Irene', b. May 13, 1838; d. Dec. 29, 1866. at 
Barlow, Ohio. 

(Revised and continued from page 113, Vol. i.) 
70 Rachel" Parsons (Capt. Joseph^ Joseph', Lieut. John"', 
Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. ; m. about 181 1, Arnold 

Newell; b. at Richmond, N. H., Oct. 21, 1789, son of Joseph 
and Catherine (Aldrich) Newell. He d. , at Pittsfield, 

Mass. He was a distiller. She d. Nov. 15, 1829. 

Children of Arnold and Rachel*^ (Parsons) Newell: 

i Joseph^ Newell, b. ; m. Mrs. Dilly Camp, and 

lived at Euclid, Ohio. He d. Mar. 15, 1858, aged 45. 

ii Dorothy Amelia" Newell, b. Oct. 18, 1813, at South 

Hadley, or Greenfield, Mass. ; m. Oct. 29, 1836, 

James Pannell, and lived at Cleveland, Ohio. 

iii Benjamin' Newell, b. ; m. Mary . Both 

probably died at Greenville, or Meadville, Pa. 
iv & V Infants ; d. young. 

vi Rachel' Newell, b. about Oct., 1823; d. May 17, 1868; 
m. Mr. Merriam, a widower, and probably lived at 
Ellsworth, 111. 

(Continued from page 113, Vol. i.) 
Spencer'^' Parsons (01iver^ Joseph'*, Lieut. John', Esq. 
Joseph'-, Cornet Joseph*), b. Aug. 31, 1790; m. Oct. 8. 181 5, at 
Poultney, Vt., Nancy Giddings of Hartland, Conn. ; b. Oct. 24, 
1792, dau. of David and Margery (Brown) Giddings. He d. 
Jan. 14, 1867, at Hartford, Trumbull Co.. Ohio. 

Children of Spencer^ and Nancy (Giddings) Parsons: 

245 i Nathan Brown', b. June 3, 1817; m. Mary Healey. 

246 ii Eliza Maria", b. Sept. 20, 1818; m. Jacob Kepner. 

iii DanieP, b. Aug. 13, 1820; d. June 4, 1886; m. Apr. 

26, 1848, at Hartford, Ohio, Rhoda Fowler; b. 

Mar., 1824, at Brookfield, Ohio, dau. of Abner and 

(Jennings) Fowler. She d. Apr. 17. 1905. 

They left no children. 

247 iv Nancy Jane^, b. July 11, 1826; m. Almore Or.son 

Woodford. 



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Jay F.', b. Sept. lo, 1827; m. Orra Esther Miller. 
Sarah', b. July 26, 1830; m. Charles Sylvester Case. 
Adeline^, b. Oct. 13, 1835; m. Henry Preston Cham- 
berlain. 

(Continued from page 113, Vol. i.) 
Mehitabel" Parsons (Oliver^ Joseph*, Lieut. John', Esq. 
Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. June 27, 1796; m. Feb. 28, 1816, 
Capt. Joseph^ Allen of Northampton, son of Elijah Allen. She 
d. Sept. 20, 1870. He was Captain of Light Artillery under 
Colonel Longley in the War of 1812; was a farmer. 

Children of Capt. Joseph^ and Mehitabel*' (Parsons) Allen: 
i Ruth Parsons' Allen, b. Feb. 11, 1817; m. Nov. 13, 
1838, at Northampton, Marshall Hubbard; b. July 
15, 1817, at Cummington, Mass., son of Roswell and 
Sarah (Mitchell) Hubbard. He moved to San 
Francisco, Cal., in 1870, and was clerk in the Navy 
Paymaster's Office, 
ii Joseph' Allen, b. Oct. 4, 1819; d. July 6, 1837. 

251 iii Ann Sophia' Allen, b. Jan. 29, 1822; m. Spencer 

Parsons. 
iv William Spencer' Allen, b. Mar. 3, 1824; m. Maria 
Rogers of Goshen, Mass. He was a farmer at 
Southampton, Mass. They had four children. 

252 v James Oliver' Allen, b. June 21, 1826; m. Elizabeth 

Doyle. 
vi Thomas Putnam' Allen, b. Mar. 22, 1830. He was a 

miner in several countries and states, 
vii A dau., b. Apr. , 1832. 

253 viii Sarah Elizabeth' Allen, b. Jan. 26, 1834; m. William 

Skinner. 

(From page 85, Vol. i.) 
Benjamin* Parsons, son of Capt. Ebenezer'', b. in 1723, in 
Northampton. Late in life he moved with his family to Goshen, 
Mass. Four of his sons were ministers, Justin, Silas, Solomon, 
and Benjamin. Rev. Silas was b. in Northampton, Sept. 20, 
1 761. He was a farmer until he was forty, when he began to 
study for the ministry, and began preaching at Sudbury, Vt., 



I20 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

where he preached with great success for twelve years. He 
later had churches in New York State, and later settled at Lock- 
port, N. Y.. where he d. Dec. 6, 1S39. He m. Sarah Fiske of 
Shelburne, Mass. His father was a soldier in the French and 
Indian wars, and both he and his father were soldiers in the 
Revolutionary \\ ar. 

(Corrected and continued from pages 1.17 and 164, Vol. i.) 
Seth'^ Parsons (Rev. Silas^ Benjamin^, Capt. Ebene^er"', Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 26, 1785, at Northampton. 
Mass.; d. Mar. 31. 1851, at Milwaukee, Wis. He m. June 16, 
1808, at Sudbury, Vt., Achsah Tenney ; b. July 6, 1787, at 
Bennington, \^t., dau. of Jesse and Hannah (Griswold) Tenney. 
He was a clothier merchant in Lockport from its early settlement, 
retiring from business and moving to Milwaukee, Wis. He 
was an elder in the Lockport Presbyterian Church. 

Children of Seth*^ and Achsah (Tenney) Parsons: 

254 i Melinda Fiske", b. June 16, 1809; m. Lothrop Fellows, 
ii Rev. William Leonard', b. June 25, 181 1 (continued 

in Vol. I). 

255 iii Erastus", b. July 28, 1813; m. (i) Alzina Grimes; m. 

(2) Angelina Grimes. 

(Continued from page 117, Vol. i.) 
Jerusha** Parsons (Rev. Solomon"', Lieut. Benjamin*, Capt. 
Ebenezer^, Esq. Joseph-. Cornet Joseph^), b. June 2^, 1793, at 
Goshen, Mass.; d. Feb. 15, 1823; m. Cyrus Joy; b. 1787, at 
Plainfield, Mass. He d. Dec. 14, 1870, at Goshen, where he 
resided. He m. (2) Miss Gove of Worthington. Mass. He 
graduated in 181 1 at Williams College. 

(From Biographical Annals of Williams College, page 325.) 
"Cyrus Joy fitted for college under the instruction of Mr. 
Hallock. Soon after graduation he entered the law office of 
Hon. E. W. Mills of Northampton, and on being admitted to the 
bar became a law partner of the Hon. J. C. Bates, then in success- 
ful practice in Northampton. He continued in that co-partner- 
ship until 1817, when he withdrew and opened an office in his 
native town. He was elected a member of the Legislature for 
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in agricultural and manufacturing pursuits. In 1825 he was 
solicited to take charge of the Academy of Wilmington, N. C, 
and removed there with his family, where he continued to dis- 
charge the duties of preceptor until his health failed and he was 
compelled to resign the situation. He then removed to Phila- 
delphia, where he has continued to reside, with the exception of 
occasional summer residence at a country seat at Goshen, Mass. 
After settling in Philadelphia he entered into commercial and 
shipping pursuits between that port and Galveston, Tex. From 
the time of his leaving college to the present he has been a 
frequent contributor to the press of miscellaneous communica- 
tions, both of a political and religious cast, sometimes anonymous, 
and sometimes over his own signature." 

Children of Cyrus and Jerusha*^ (Parsons) Joy: 
256 i Henry Livingston' Joy, b. Mar. 2^, 1819; m. (i) 
Harriet M. Brown; m. (2) Mary C. Payne. 

ii Charles Linneus" Joy, b. Mar. 6, 1821, at Plainfield, 
Mass.; d. Sept. 29, 1828. 

iii Cyrus Eugene' Joy, b. Jan. 2"] , 1823; d. at New 
Orleans, Aug. 15, i860. 

iv Julia Ann^ Joy, b. ; resided in Philadelphia, Pa., 

in 1896. 
v Emily^ Joy, b. ; d. in Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 14, 

1859; m. George C. Grugan, a merchant of Phila- 
delphia, and had five children. In 1876 the eldest 
son was a Lieutenant in the U. .S. Army and was 
in charge of the Signal Corps Department at the 
Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia. 

(Continued from page 118, Vol. i.) 
Ebenezer''' Parsons (Rev. Solomon^ Benjamin*, Capt. Eben- 
ezer", Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 24, 1798, at Goshen, 
Mass.; m. (i) Nov. 5, 1823, Electa Naramore; b. Apr. 5, 1800, 
at Goshen, dau. of Capt. Joseph and Olive (Packard) Naramore. 
She d. at Goshen, and he m. (2) at Richmond, Berkshire Co., 
Mass., Dec, 1832, Louisa Kingsbury, dau. of and Irene 

(Avery) Kingsbury of Pittsfield, Ohio. She d. and he m. (3) 
Sept. 28, 1853, Armitta Caulkins, who d. Sept. 20. 1866, at 
Pittsfield, Ohio. 



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Child of Ebenezer^' and Electa (Naramore) Parsons: 

257 i Electa Naramore", b. Sept. 21, 1824, at Goshen; m. 

Silas Dagget Whitney. 

Children of Ebenezer'"' and Louisa (Kingsbury) Parsons: 
ii Annette Louisa", b. Feb. 7, 1834, at Pittsfield, Mass.; 

m. David Land, 
iii George Ebenezer". b. Feb. 18, 1836. 
iv Ellen Jeanette", b. Jul)^ 13, 1837; m. at Pittsfield, 

Ohio, Freeman Packard, who, in 1871, resided at 

Ossawattomie, Kans. 
V Charles Edgar", b. Mar. 4, 1840; d. Mar. 7, 1844. 
vi Emma Irene", b. Feb. 22, 1842; m. Artemore Hinckley 

of Ridgeville, Ohio, 
vii Julia Elizabeth", b. Mar. 11, 1844; m. Alanson Spear. 

In 187 1 he resided at Tabor, Carroll Co., Ohio. 

258 viii Frank Edward", b. July 23, 1846; m. Harriet Runals. 

ix Helen Rosetta", b. Jan. 14, 1848; m. Edward Francisco 
of Big Rapids, Mich. 

Child of Ebenezer*' and Armitta (Caulkins) Parsons: 
X Alice Melissa^ b. Aug. 17. 1857. 

(Continued from page 118, Vol. i.) 
Louisa Lovicy" Parsons (Rev. Benjamin"', Benjamin*, Capt. 
Ebenezer", Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. , 1806, at 

Chesterfield, Mass.; d. about 1867, in New York; m. Jan. 7, 
1836, Thomas B. Moore; b. 1S09, in Bedford Co., Va. He d. 
Oct. 28, 1842, in New York City. 

Children of Thomas B. and Louisa Lovicy** 

(Parsons) Moore: 
i Benjamin Parsons" Moore, b. Dec. 16, 1836; d. 1857. 
ii Mary Elizabeth' Moore, b. Jan. 10, 1839; m. June 22, 
1859, at Galveston, Tex., Anderson Baker Reading 
of Pennsylvania. He also resided in Mississippi, 
New York City, and New Jersey. Children: (i) 
Mary Louisa^ Reading, b. Sept. 28, i860, at Galves- 
ton; d. Nov. I, 1861. at Houston, Tex. (2) Charles 
Parsons* Reading, b. Oct. 8, 1862, at Houston, Tex. 
(3) Benjamin Parsons* Reading, b. July 14, 1865, 



SIXTH GENERATION I 23 

at Galveston, Tex. (4) Florence S."* Reading, b. 
Mar. 31, 1867, at Galveston, Tex. (5) Clement 
Sheldon^ Reading, b. July 13, 1869, at Galveston, 
Tex.; d. Nov. 4, 1869. (6) Mary Ellen'^ Reading, 
b. Nov. 22, 1871 ; d. Apr. 13, 1872. 
iii Julia Todd' Moore, b. Sept. 30, 1840; d. Apr. 5, 1844, 
in New York City. 

(Continued from page 119, Vol. i.) 
Charles Phelps'^ Parsons (Simeon^, Simeon*, Capt. Eben- 
ezer^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 28, 1800, at North- 
ampton, Mass.; m. at Northampton, Apr. 26, 1821, Sybil Taylor; 
b. Apr. 16, 1799, dau. of Elijah and Rachel (Hulbert) Taylor. 

Children of Charles Phelps'' and Sybil (Taylor) Parsons, 
the first born at Prattsburg, Steuben Co., N. Y., 

the others at Lyons, N. Y. : 
i Elizabeth Pomeroy", b. May 19, 1823; m. July 7, 1884. 
Dr. George F. Foote (his 3d wife) ; no children. 

259 ii Anna Maria', b. May 29, 1825 ; m. Dr. George F. Foote 

(his 2d wife), 
iii John Clinton^ b. Apr. 28, 1827 ; d. Aug. 8, 1827. 
iv Jane Eliza^, b. Aug. 16, 1829; d. Oct. 12, 1915; m. 

Sept. 4, 1868, Joseph M. SafTord. Child: (i) 

Charles® Safiford, b. ; m. Lydia Putnam. 

Children: (i) Charles^ Safford. (2) Douglas^ 

Safford. 

260 V Sarah V.', b. Feb. 2/, 1833; m. Edmond A. Beaman. 
vi Mary Frances', b. Oct. 27, 1837; d. June 25, 1888; 

m. Sept. 27, 1853, Lyman Kirkham. Child: (i) 
Isabel* Kirkham, b. ; m. William A. Page. 

Child: (i) Marjorie" Page, b. ; m. Edwin 

Ford. 

261 vii Catharine Howard", b. Nov. 12, 1840; m. Ira Boutell. 
viii Charles Franklin^, b. Mar. 12, 1844; d. Feb. 20, 1910; 

m. Nov. I, 1871, Lucy Harrison. Child: (i) Ira 
Harrison^, b. 

71 Celia'' Belden (Mary-' Parsons, Rev. David', Rev. David^ 
Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph'), b. Oct. 5, 1796, at Wethersfield, 



124 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Conn.; d. Jan. 7, 1827, at Elyria, Ohio; m. by Rev. Joseph 
Lathrop at West Springfield, Mass., Oct. 9, 1818, Hon. Heman 
Ely of Elyria, Ohio; b. Apr. 24, 1775. at West Springfield, 
Mass., son of Justin and Ruth (White) Ely. He d. Feb. 2, 1852, 
aged 'J';, at Elyria. His father, Justin Ely, was one of the 
original proprietors under the Connecticut Land Company of the 
Connecticut Western Reserve, and Heman Ely made the first 
settlement in Elyria in March, 1817, he being the principal owner 
of the town which was named after him. He was a real estate 
dealer and Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. 

Children of Heman and Celia" (Belden) Ely, 
all born at Elyria, Ohio : 

262 i Heman" Ely, b. Oct. 30, 1820; m. (i) Mary Harris 

Monteith ; m. (2) Mary Frances Day. 
ii Albert' Ely, b. Jan. 7, 1825 ; resided at Elyria, Ohio. 

y2 JuLiA^' Belden (Mary"' Parsons, Rev. David*, Rev. David^. 
Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 27, 1798, at Wethersfield, 
Conn. ; m. ( i ) at W^ethersfield, by Rev. John March, Sept. 28, 
1819. James Lockwood Belden, Esq., of Wethersfield, Oct. 15, 
1774, son of Simeon Belden. He d. Feb. 23, 1847, i" New 
York City. She m. (2) at Middletown, Conn., Aug. 8, 1848, 
Elias Hotchkiss, Esq., of New Haven, Conn.; b. Aug. 27, 1786, 
son of Josiah and Elizabeth Hotchkiss. He d. Nov. 25, 1865, at 
New Haven, aged 74. In 1874 she resided at Sing Sing (now 
Ossining), N. Y., with her son, E. P. Belden. 

Children of James Lockwood and Julia*^ (Belden) Belden, 
all born at Wethersfield, Conn. : 
i Celia Mix' Belden, b. June 26, 1820; d. Oct. 9, 1824. 
ii Ezekiel Porter" Belden, b. Sept. 14, 1821 ; d. Nov. 8, 
1822. 

263 iii Ezekiel Porter" Belden, b. Apr. 24, 1823; m. Eliza 

Hallock. 

264 iv James Lockwood" Belden, b. Mar. 23, 1825; m. (i) 

Sarah Parkhurst ; m. (2) Susan H. Carter. 

73 Leonard Chester" Parsons (Gideon', Rev. David*, Rev. 
David^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^, b. July i, 1789, at 
Amherst, Mass.; d. Aug. , 1824, in New York City; m. Sept. 



SIXTH GENERATION I 25 

13, 1813, Maria Raymond; b. July 2, 1789, at Norton, Mass., 
dau. of Ephraim and Polly (Dean) Raymond. She d. Nov. 17, 
1865, at Williamsburg, New York City; buried in Evergreen 
Cemetery. He was a Captain in New York Guards, and was 
with this Company in the War in 181 3. He was later in the 
dry goods business in Pearl St., New York City, and owned a 
house in the city. 

Children of Leonard Chester" and Maria 
(Raymond) Parsons, 
all born in New York City : 
The first four children died in infancy. 
V Maria Chester', b. Mar. 8, 1820. 

vi Harriet Clarissa', b. Apr. 19, 1822. In 1873 both lived 
in Brooklyn. 

74 Salome" Parsons (Gideon^ Rev. David*, Rev. David•^ 
Esq. Joseph'-, Cornet Joseph^), b. July 20, 1791, at Amherst, 
Mass. ; d. May 7, 1869, at La Crosse, Wis. ; m. at Damascus, 
Wayne Co., Pa., Daniel Oliver Skinner; b. in 1793, son of 
Reuben and Polly (Chase) Skinner of Mattituck, Long Island, 
N. Y. He d. about 1850 at Honesdale, Pa. They were buried 
in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N. Y. He was connected 
with the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company. 

Children of Daniel Oliver and Salome'' (Parsons) Skinner: 

i Julia Ann' Skinner, b. May 9, 1816; m. Martin Gates 
Austin. 

ii Reuben Oliver' Skinner, b. May i, 1821 ; m. Abby 

Jane Underbill, 
iii Anna Clarissa^ Skinner, b. Apr. i, 1825, at Monticello, 
N. Y. ; d. in 1849; m. Miles Snow of Honesdale, Pa. 

iv Cornelia Maria^ Skinner, b. Dec. 20, 1828, at Monti- 
cello, N. Y. ; m. at Richmond, Va., Oct. 24, 1854, 
William Clark Root of Hartford, Conn. 

v Mary Amelia' Skinner, b. Feb. 4, 1831, at Monti- 
cello. N. Y. 

75 George Washington" Parsons (Gideon^, Rev. David*, 
Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. , 1794, at 
Amherst, Mass. ; d. Aug. 30, 1836, at Selma, Ala. ; m. , 



126 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

1828, at New York City, Eliza Gordon Mclntyre ; b. Oct. 12, 
1800, in New York City; d. Feb. 4, 1842, dau. of Hugh and 
Grace (Bell) Mclntyre. He was a merchant and resided at 
Amherst. Mass., New York City and Selma, Ala. 

Children of George Washington and Eliza Gordon 
(McIntyre) Parsons: 
i Georgia Eliza^ b. May 5, 1830; m. John Harvey Kelso, 
ii Charles James", b. and d. in 1832, at Antauga Co., Ala. 
iii George Henry', b. and d. in 1834, at Antauga Co., Ala. 

76 Clarissa" Parsons (Gideon^ Rev. David', Rev. David^ 
Esq. Joseph-. Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 10. 1797, at Amherst, 
Mass.; m. Apr. 10, 1821, at Kingston, N. Y., George William 
Ingraham, son of Duncan and Susan (Greenleaf) Ingraham of 
Boston, Mass. Pie d. May 30, 1830. Tn 1830 she resided at 
Elizabeth, New Jersey. 

Children of George William and Claris-sa" 
(Parsons) Ingraham, 
all born at Kingston, N. Y. : 
i Anna Maria' Ingraham. b. Feb. 12, 1822. 
ii Duncan' Ingraham, b. Dec. 19, 1823; m. Julia Ludlum 

Suydam. 
iii I>eonard Chester" Ingraham, b. July 25, 1826; d. Aug. 

25, 1828. at Kingston. 

iv AVilliam Henry" Ingraham, b. Aug. i, 1829; d. Nov. 

I, 1830. 
V George William' Ingraham, b. Aug. i, 1829; d. Dec. 

26, 1856, at Port Hudson, Miss. 

(Continued from page 120, Vol. i.) 
EzEKiEL Williams" Parsons (Rev. David^, Rev. David^, Rev. 
David^. Esq. Joseph-', Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 16, 1757, at 
Amherst, Mass.; d. in New York City, Nov. 9, 1868. He was 
a physician at Colchester, Conn. He m. June 17, 1822, Sarah 
Clark, dau. of Ezra and Eunice (Foote) Clark of Colchester. 
She d. May 6, 1894. 



sixth generation i 27 

Children of Ezekiel Williams^ and Sarah (Clark) Parsons, 

born at Colchester, Conn. : 
265 i Harriet Williams', b. Mar. 3. 1829; m. Joseph Jauncy 
Outerbridge Brown, 
ii Caroline Sophia", b. Oct. 8, 1830; m. June 22, 1858, 
William Russell, son of Theophilus and Rebecca 
(Meyers) Russell, a merchant in New York City. 
Child: (i) Sarah Rebecca^ Russell, b. Nov. 8, 1863. 
iii Mary Salter', b. Nov. 16, 1836; d. June 22, 1842. 

(Continued from page 120, Vol. i.) 
Prudence Stoddard''' Parsons (Rev. David"*, Rev. David*, 
Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 24, 1790, 
at Amherst, Mass. ; m. at Amherst, Oct. 7, 1823, by Rev. Daniel 
Clark, Rev. Marcus Smith of Rensselaerville, N. Y. ; b. June 
15, 1791, at Dorchester, Alass., son of Lemuel and Martha 
(Worthington) Smith of Canton, Mass. He graduated from 
Middlebury College, Vermont, in 1818, and from Andover Theo- 
logical Seminary in 1821. He was a Presbyterian minister at 
Rensselaerville. N. Y., and d. July i, 1871, at Dunkirk, N. Y. 

Children of Rev. Marcus and Prudence" (Parsons) Smith: 
i David Parsons" Smith, b. June 21, 1824; d. Jan. 31, 

1834, at Windham, N. Y. 
ii Dr. Samuel Moseley' Smith, b. Feb. 9, 1826; m. Mar. 
4, 1869, Sarah C. Carlisle; b. Mar. 5, 1828, dau. of 
Thomas and Persis Kibbie (Dana) Carlisle of Lan- 
caster, N. H. He graduated from iVlbany Medical 
College in 1849, ^^'^^^ resided at Dunkirk, N. Y. ; d. 
Apr., 1889. 
iii Marcus Worthington' Smith, b. Jan. 23, 1828; m. 

Fanny Caroline Hitchcock, 
iv Francis Brown" Smith, b. Nov. 12, 1829, at Rensselaer- 
ville, N. Y. ; d. Dec. 24, 1830, at Rensselaerville. 

(Continued from page 120. Vol. i.) 
Harriet" Parsons (Rev. Davids Rev. David*, Rev. David", 
Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 6, 1793, at Amherst, 
Mass.; m. (i) Aug. 28, 1827, at Amherst, Rev. Royal Wash- 



128 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

burn; b. Dec. 6. 1797, son of Azel and Sarah (Skinner) 
Washburn of Royalton, Vt. He graduated at Vermont Univer- 
sity in 1820, and at Ando\er Theological Seminary in 1824; was 
pastor of the First Congregational Church, Amherst, from 1826 
to 1833. He d. at Amherst, Jan. i, 1833, aged 35. She m. (2) 
May 16, 1844, Hon. David Mack of Amherst; b. Feb. , 1778, 
son of Col. David Mack. She d. May 20, 1874, at Amherst. 

Children of Rev. Royal and Harriet'' (Parsons) Washburn, 
all born at Amherst, Mass. : 

266 i John Henry" Washburn, b. Oct. 27, 1828; m. Jane Ives. 

267 ii William Parsons" Washburn, b. Apr. 15, 1830; m. (i) 

Ruth Marion (Brown) Leonard; m. (2) Eliza J. 
Maynard. 

(Continued from page 120, Vol. i.) 
Mary" Parsons (Rev. David^ Rev. David*, Rev. David", Esq. 
Joseph', Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 8, 1796, at Amherst, Mass.; 
m. Sept. 4, 1 82 1, at Amherst, Rev. William Williams of Salem, 
Mass.; b. Oct. 2, 1797, at Wethersfield, Conn., son of Samuel 
and Emily (Williams) Williams. He graduated from Yale Col- 
lege in 1816, and d. June 17, i860. 

Children of Rev. William and Mary" (Parsons) Williams: 
i Henry Porter' Williams, b. June 20, 1823; d. Aug. 

23, 1824. 
ii Mary Parsons' Williams, b. July 30, 1826; d. Nov. 

18, 1829. 
iii Francis ChappeF Williams, b. Feb. 12, 1828; d. Nov. 

14, 1829. 
iv Harriet Pierson" Williams, b. Dec. 17, 1830; d. Mar. 

3- 1841- 
V Mary Elizabeth' Williams, b. Jan. 8, 1832. 
vi William Oakes' Williams, b. Aug. 5, 1835. 

vii Rev. Charles Henry'^ Williams, b. May 2^, 1837, at 
Salem, Mass. ; graduated from Yale College in 1858, 
and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1863 ; 
was pastor of the Congregational Church at Grants- 
ville, Mass., in 1868. Resided at New London, 
Conn., in 1907, and later at Worcester, Mass. 

viii Samuel' Williams, b. May 20, 1839; d. July 23, 1841. 



SIXTH GENERATION I 29 

(Continued from page 121, Vol. i.) 
Catherine Gould'' Parsons (Maj. Nathan'^, Nathan*, Rev. 
David^ Esq. Joseph-. Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 7, 1791, at 
Belchertown, Mass.; d. July 7, 1865, at Auburn, N. Y. ; m. Nov. 
4, 1816, at Belchertown, Dr. Oliver Swain Taylor; b. Dec. 17, 
1784, at New Ipswich, N. H., son of Thaddeus and Bridget 
(Walton) Taylor. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 
1809, and took a second degree (x\.M.) 1812; graduated in 
medicine, 181 3, and practiced as a physician four years. For 
forty years was a teacher, the most of the time as principal of 
academies in eight different states. (See Alumni of Dartmouth 
College.) In 1874 he resided at Auburn. 

Children of Dr. Oliver Swain and Catherine Gould*' 
(Parsons) Taylor: 
i Catherine Gould^ Taylor, b. Dec. 16, 1817; m. Delos 
Milton Keeler. 

268 ii Rev. Charles^ Taylor, b. Sept. 15, 1819; m. Charlotte 

Gamew^ell. 
iii Henry Martyn^ Taylor, b. May 7, 1825, at Hadley, 
Mass. ; m. in 1861, Mary Augusta Earle ; b. in New- 
York City. Resided in Auburn, N. Y. in 1874. 

269 iv Edward Payson'' Taylor, b. .Sept. 27, 1827; m. Frances 

Pcarse Holt. 

(From page 121, Vol. i.) 
Maj. Nathan^' Parsons, son of Nathan^ and Amy (Gould) 
Parsons, was b. in Belchertown, Mass., Mar. 22, 1752; d. Oct. 
II, 1823, in Bangor, Me. He m. (i) Catharine Gould of New 
Jersey. He m. (2) Jan. 4, 1787, Susanna Graves, who was the 
mother of his thirteen children. He was a soldier in the Revo- 
lutionary W^ar from the beginning to the end. Was at the 
Battle of Bunker Hill, the Battle of Saratoga, and with Wash- 
ington at Morristown, N. J. 

(Record in pages 121 and 170, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 

Budd® Parsons (Maj. Nathan^, Nathan^, Rev. David^, Esq. 

Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 8, 1787, at Belchertown, Mass.; 

d. in 1864, at Oconomowoc, Wis.; m. at Orono, Me., Mary 



IJO THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Hinckley. He sailed a packet from Bangor to New York and 
Boston for twenty-six years, then was a merchant. He removed 
to Oconomowoc, Wis., where he resided in 1866. She d. in 1852. 

Children of Budd^ and Mary (Hinckley) Parsons: 
i Maria Colburn". b. at Bangor, Me., in 1819; d. in 
1888, at Providence, R. I.; m. (i) 1840, John L. 
Moore, a lumber merchant of Orono. He d. and 
she m. (2) Dr. \\ illiam B. Mead of Oconomowoc, 
Wis. He was a dentist there and in Providence, 
R. I. No children. He d. at Providence in 1910. 
ii John Budd", b. , 1821, at Bangor, Me.; m. Maria 

Sparling of Oswego, N. Y. Removed to LaCrosse, 
Wis., in i860, and to Salem, Wis., in 1867, and was 
residing there in 1872; was a farmer. Children: 
(i) Edmund*. (2) George^. (3) Abbie*, m. James 
M. Ives. He d. and she lives in Chicago, 111. (4) 
Budd®, b. and d. at W^est Salem, Wis., young. 

270 iii Susan Graves'^, b. , 1823 ; m. Michael Deveraux 

Curran. 

271 iv Rebecca Ann", b. June 21, 1826; m. George Willard 

Fay. 
v Elman Hinckley', b. at Orono, Me., in 1828; m. in 
i860, Martha A. Marvin; b. in W^isconsin in 1844; 
resided at North Platte, Neb. Children: (i) Wil- 
son\ (2) Lucia M.^ (3) Susan^ (4) Percy^. 
2/2 vi Elijah Dwight', b. in Orono, Me., in 1830; m. Julia 
Bond. 
vii Elizabeth E.^, b. at Orono, Me., in 1834; m. in 1855, 
Charles Thompson, b. at Attica, N. Y. ; a farmer in 
Oconomowoc, Wis. Children: (i) Charles^ Thomp- 
son. (2) Mary B.** Thompson. 

(Record in pages 121, 171, and 172, Vol. i, 
revised and continued.) 
Sijerlock" Parsons (Maj. Nathan^, Nathan*, Rev. David", 
Esc}. Joseph'-, Cornet Joseph^), b. near Belchertown, Mass., Oct. 
17. 1793- ^^^3s a soldier in the War of 1812; m. Jan. 22, 1822, 
Hannah Grosvenuer ; b. at St. Vincent, W. I., dau. of Samuel 
and Elizabeth Grosvenuer of Frederickton, N. B. He worked at 



SIXTH GENERATION I 31 

shipbuilding in Frederickton (1814-1817), then in the coasting 
trade as Captain of a vessel between Frederickton and St. John 
(1817-1834), and later resided in Orono, Me. (1834-1866). He 
then, with his wife, lived with his son Charles in Medford, 
Mass., but doing business in Boston. They later moved on a 
farm owned by Charles at Worthington, Mass., where he d. Dec. 
30, 1879. -^"Ic ^^'^•'' foi' niany years a deacon in the Congregational 
Church. 

Children of Sherlock*^ and Hannah (Grosvenuer) Parsons, 

the first five born in Frederickton, N. B., 

the others in Orono, Me. : 

i Elizabeth Susannah', b. Dec. 8. 1822; m. Oct. 4, 1847, 
Rev. Harvey M. Stone ; b. in Cabot, Vt. ; a graduate 
of the Bangor Theological Seminary, 1847; ^ Con- 
gregational minister. She d. Sept. 25, 1908. No 
children. 

ii Samuel Grosvenuer", b. Oct. 18, 1824; m. Sept. 5, 
1864, Mary Elizabeth Fall of Charlestown, Mass. 
He was in the insurance business in Boston, then 
Secretary of the Putnam Fire Insurance Co. at Hart- 
ford, Conn., then back to Boston as special agent of 
the Fire Association of Philadelphia for New Eng- 
lanfl, until he d. Apr. 2, 1906. Child: i^ercy Gros- 
venuer"* Parsons. 

iii Anna Dorothea', b. May 22, 1827; m. Oct. 13, 1851, 
Joseph Thomas Hinckley, a merchant at Blue Hill, 
Me. .She d. Dec. 8, 1S98. C/»7</;r;/.- (i) Frederick 
Hale- Hinckley. (2) Harvey Peters^ Hinckley. 
(3) Arthur Colburn- Hinckley. (4) Ruby Anna'' 
Hinckley. 

iv Sherlock Budd', b. Aug. 11, 1829; d. June 25. 
1872; unm. 

V William Johnson', b. Sept. 5, 1831 ; m. Nov. 7, 1861, 
Lucy Eldridge of Argyle, Me. He lived at Argyle, 
then at Orono, Me., where he d. .Sept. 16, 1865. No 
children. 

vi Pliny Dwight', b. Aug. 3, 1834 ; went West ; m. Har- 
riet Ronderbush at Jacksonville, Ore. He was 
a soldier in the regular army for several years. No 
children. 



132 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

2'j'^ vii Charles Grosvenuer" , b. Feb. 22, 1837 ; m. Martha E. 

Rogers. 
274 viii Edmund Colburn", b. Jan. 15, 1839; m. Amanda 
Sargent, 
ix Mary Gregory", b. Mar. 15, 1841 ; m. A. L. Schubert, 
July 20, 1872. No children. Resided at Montague, 
Mass. 
X Maria Vavesour", b. Mar. 15-, 1844; d. Apr. 8, 1846. 

(Continued from page 122, Vol. i.) 
'jy Amy Gould'' Parsons (Eldad^ Nathan*, David^, Esq. 
Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 20, 1781, at Belchertown, Mass. ; 
d. in 1862, at Philadelphia, Pa.; m. July 5, 1803, Jonathan 
Dwight, son of Justus and Sarah (Lamb) Dwight of Belcher- 
town. He d. May 19, 1834, aged 64, at Amsterdam, N. Y., while 
on a visit there. 

Children of Jonathan and Amy Gould*' (Parsons) Dwight: 
i William Courtland^ Dwight, b. Nov. 18, 1805. He was 
a lawyer in Springfield, Mass., and later in Franklin, 
St. Mary Parish, La. ; d. unm. 

ii Sarah Lamb^ Dwight, b. Aug. 5, 1807; d. Nov., 1836; 
m. in 1 83 1, Dr. John Taylor of New York. No 
children. 

iii Julia Diantha" Dwight, b. June 26, 1809; \w. Oct. ii, 
1827, Col. Theodore Dwight Lyman (his 2d wife), 
son of Maj. Elihu and Sarah (Stebbins) Lyman of 
Greenfield, Mass. He d. Mar. 18, 1845, aged 55. 
They resided at Philadelphia, Pa. Children: (i) 
Jonathan Dwaght^ Lyman, b. Aug. 16, 1828. at 
Belchertown; d. Apr. 9, 1832. (2) Abby Eliza^ 
Lyman, b. Aug. 30, 1830; d. Aug. 29, 1845. (3) 
Emily Dwight® Lyman, b. Oct. 7, 1834; d. in 1854. 

iv Emily'^ Dwight, b. Nov. 23, 1813; m. June 8, 1841, 
Henry Paul Beck, son of Paul and Mary (Harvey) 
Beck of Philadelphia. Pa. He was a lawyer in Phila- 
delphia. She was noted for superior musical talents. 
Children: (i) Sarah Ann® Beck, b. Oct. 16, 1843. 
(2) PauP Beck, b. May 10, 1845. (3) Henry 
Dwight® Beck, b. Jan. 8, 1848. 



SIXTH GENERATION 133 

V Edmund Parsons^ Dwight, b. Nov. 22, 1815; m. (i) 
Elizabeth Kittridge, dau. of Dr. Kittridge of Louisi- 
ana. She d. He m. (2) Nov. 3, 1858, Clara Water- 
man of Philadelphia, dau. of Isaac and Mary 
(Woodward) Waterman. He was a planter in 
Louisiana but later resided in Philadelphia. Chil- 
dren: (i) Mary Ann^ Dwight, b. May 16, i860. 
(2) Clara Waterman^ Dwight, b. Oct. 11, 1862. (3) 
Edmund Waterman^ Dwight, b. Apr. 11, 1864. 

(Continued from page 122, Vol. i.) 
78 Gould*' Parsons (Eldad^, Nathan*, Rev. David^, Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 14, 1786, at Belchertown, 
Mass.; d. Mar. 7, i860, at Syracuse, N. Y. (buried in Oakwood 
Cem.) ; m. at Belchertown, Mass., June 13. 1810, Philena Chapin ; 
b. May 25, 1789, at Chicopee, Mass., dau. of Edward and 
x^senath (Allen) Chapin of Windsor, Conn. She d. Feb. 18, 
1822, at Syracuse, N. Y., aged 82-3-4. He was a merchant at 
Worthington, Mass. ; removed to Troy, N. Y., in 1820, and to 
Syracuse in 1854. 

Children of Gould*' and Philena (Chapin) Parsons: 
i Adeline Cordelia', b. Apr. 23, 181 1, at Worthington, 
Mass.; m. at Warrenton, N. C, June 16, 1846, 
Timothy Livingston; b. Feb. 5, 1812, at Troy, N. Y., 
son of Timothy and Mary (Garron) Livingston of 
Amsterdam, N. Y. He d. Dec. 16, 1862, at Fillmore, 
111. Child: (i) Edward Parsons* Livingston, b. Tan. 
16, 1851, at Syracuse; d. Apr. 6, 1855. 
ii Philena Maria', b. Mar. i, 1813, at Worthington; d. 

Dec. 5, 1825, at Troy, N. Y. 
iii Edward Philo^ b. Oct. 24, 1827, at Troy, N. Y. ; m. 
at Swanton, Vt., May 10, 1858, Lucy Ann Barney; 
b. July I, 1837, dau. of George and Eunice Diana 
(Goodrich) Barney of Swanton, Franklin Co., Vt. 
He was a merchant at Swanton, Troy, N. Y., 
Dubuque, la. In 1872 he resided at Syracuse, N. Y. 
Children: (i) Lura May^ b. May 11, 1859, at 
Swanton, Vt. (2) Edward Chapin Livingston^ b. 
Nov. 30, 1 861, at Syracuse, N. Y. (3) Nelly 
Barney^ b. Dec. 31, 1864, at Syracuse, N. Y. 



134 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

(Continued from page 123, Vol. i.) 

79 Marilla" Parsons (Eldad^ Nathan", Rev. David^ Esq. 
Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^, b. Apr. 22, 1788, at Belchertown, 
Mass.; d. Apr. 23. 1850, at Springfield, Mass., m. at Belchertown, 
Dr. William Eridgeman, son of Oliver and Jemima (Fields) 
Bridgeman of Belchertown. They removed to Springfield in 
1835. He was a physician, yMderman and a Representative at 
the General Court. 

Children of Dr. William and Marilla" 
(Parsons) Bridgeman: 
i William Parsons" Bridgeman, b. Jan., 1813, at Belcher- 
town. 
ii Joanna Jemima' Bridgeman, b. May 19, 1815 ; m. by 
Rev. Samuel Osgood of Springfield, Aug. 7, 1838. 
Henry Perry Pulling; b. Nov. 3, 1814, at Amster- 
dam, N. Y., son of Dr. Abraham and Deborah 
(Betts) Pulling. They resided at Amsterdam and 
Albany, N. Y., Cleveland, Ohio, and Detroit, Mich. 
Children: (i) Ada Maris* Pulling, b. Sept. 10, 1839, 
at Amsterdam. (2) Emily*^ Pulling, b. May 5, 1843, 
at Albany. (3) Marilla Bridgeman* Pulling, b. 
May 25, 1845. 

(Continued from page 123, Vol. i.) 

80 Hazo" Parsons (Eldad\ Nathan*, Rev. David^ Esq. 
Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 23, 1790. He m. Betsey Whit- 
man, dau. of Rev. Samuel and Grace (Cheever) Whitman, who 
was the first settled minister at Goshen. Franklin Co., Mass. 

Children of Hazo" and Betsey (Whitman) Parsons: 
i John Whitman', b. , at Belchertown, Mass. ; m. 

at Inda, Harriet Russell, of Harrison Co., Miss, 
ii Elizabeth C.' , b. at Belchertown ; m. Genl. Jonathan 
McCarty, a member of Congress during Jackson's 
administration. He ran again during Harrison's 
administration and was defeated ; had a son in 
St. Louis, Mo. 
iii Cordelia Rose", b. Sept. 30, 1823, at Middletown, Va. ; 
m. Nov. 8, 1849, John \\'alker Allen of Bloomington, 



SIXTH GENERATION 135 

111., son of James and Betsey (Whitman) Allen; b. 
Sept, 30, 1823 ; d. Dec. 3, 1865, at Bloomington, 111. 

iv Phila Phillips', b. , at Middletown ; d. aged 

22 ; unm. 

V Harriet NewelF, b. , at Middletown. She grad- 

uated at Normal Academy, Albany, N. Y. ; was 
principal of the public school at Keokuk, la., where 
she died. 

vi Martha Abby^ b. , at Middletown. Resided, in 

1873, at Keokuk, la. 
vii Louisa Lowey^ b. , at Middletown; m. Rev. R. 

Harrison. He d. at Keokuk, where she resided in 
1873. Children: (i) Lucy* Harrison, b. Mar. 7, 
1851. (2) George'' Harrison, b. Apr. 11, 1853. (3) 
Hattie^ Harrison, b. Feb. 4, 1857. (4) William^ 
Harrison, b. Aug. 23. 1859. 

81 Melissa® Parsons (Eldad^ Nathan*, Rev. David\ Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 3, 1798, at Belchertown, Mass.; 
m. there Dec. 23, 1822, Warren Isham of Wilbraham; b. Jan. 
7, 1798, son of Asa and Sarah (Chapman) Isham of Colchester, 
Conn. Resided at Hudson, Ohio; Jackson, Mich., and Detroit, 
Mich. Editor and publisher. Editor of Ohio Observer, Hudson, 
Ohio, and of Michigan Observer, Detroit, Mich. (Her name 
was omitted in Vol. i.) 

Children of Warren and Melissa® (Parsons) Isham: 
i Jane Louisa' Isham, b. Dec. 23, 1823, at Huntersville, 
Ala.; m. at Toledo, Ohio, Apr. 6, 1851, Capt. David 
Crane, a sea captain. In 1872 he resided in New 
York City, 
ii Maria Philma^ Isham, b. Apr. 22. 1828, at Wilbraham, 
Mass. ; m. at Jackson, Mich., Apr. 20, 1847, Wilbur 
F. Story, editor of Chicago Times in 1872. 
iii Warren Parsons' Isham, b. Dec. 2, 1831, at Hudson, 
Ohio; d. Aug. 28, 1863. Shipwrecked in Lake 
Superior. Assistant editor of Chicago Times. 
iv Charles Storrs' Isham, b. Jan. 16, 1835, at Hudson, 
Ohio; m. at Detroit, Mich., Oct. 10, 1861, Lucy 
Mott; b. Nov. 23, 1834, at Norwich, Conn., dau. of 



136 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

John and Joanna (Stewart) Mott of Detroit. He 
was a produce commission merchant in Detroit. 
Children: (i) Charles Storrs- Isham, b. July 11, 
1862. (2) Frederick Stewart** Isham, b. Mar. 29. 
1865. (3) Jennie Marie- Isham, b. Jan. 7, 1867. 
(4) Warren 1 'arsons'' Isham, b. Dec. lo, 1870. 

82 Catherine Experience''' Parsons (Eldad^ Nathan^ Rev. 
David^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 22, 1800, at 
Belchertown, Mass.; m. at Troy, N. Y., Sept. 13, 1825, Timothy 
Livingston; b. Oct. 19, 1779, at Bellerica, Mass., son of Timothy 
and (Danforth) Livingston, and grandson of Seth Living- 

ston. He was a farmer and merchant and resided at Belcher- 
town, Troy, N. Y., and Amsterdam, N. Y. 

Child of Timothy and Catherine Experience'' 
(Parsons) Livingston: 

i Dr. George Philo' Livingston, b. Feb. 5, 1826, at 
Amsterdam, N. Y. ; m. at Brockport, N. Y., July 
19, 1852, Phebe Stoutonbury Wood ; b. Oct. 23, 
1831, at Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., N. Y., dau. of 
Dr. Elijah Lathrop and Mary (Grinnell) Wood of 
Rochester, N. Y. He was a physician and dentist ; 
acting Asst. Surgeon, U. S. N. in Mexican War; 
graduated from Albany Medical College, Jan., 1846; 
resided in Amsterdam, Brockport and Clyde, N. Y., 
and one year in South America, and six years in 
California. Resided in 1872 at Clyde, Wayne 
Co., N. Y. 

(Continued from page 123, Vol. i.) 
Israel''' Parsons (Israel, Israel*, Rev. David^ Esq. Joseph-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 6, 1797, at Hatfield, Mass.; m. Oct. 
26, 1822, at Hatley Village, Stamstead Co., Quebec, Ruth Fogg 
Dustin; b. Apr. 27, 1801, at Lebanon, N. H., dau. of Daniel 
and Deborah (Barber) Dustin of Lebanon, a descendant of 
Thomas and Hannah Dustin of Haverhill, Mass. 

Children of Israel^ and Ruth Fogg (Dustin) Parsons, 
all born at Stamstead, Quebec : 
i Mary Jane Dusting b. July 30, 1823; m. Sept. 3, 1857, 
at Augusta, Ga., Thomas Snowdon of Augusta. He 



SIXTH GENERATION 137 

was for many years principal and his wife was pre- 
ceptress for ten years before her marriage of the 
Augusta Free School. He d. during the Civil War. 
ii Lucinda Brooks', b. June 6, 1825; d. June 27, 1825. 

275 iii Nancy Pierce", b. Aug. 6, 1826; ni. William Stuart 

tlunter. 
iv Edwin Alphonso', b. Mar. 6, 1829; d. Apr. 6, 1829. 
V David Franklin', b. May 31, 1830; d. Oct. 31, 1831. 

276 vi Ellen Louisa", b. Sept. i6, 1832 ; m. Walter Wells 

Parsons, 
vii Robert B. Cooney^ b. Nov. 12, 1842; was a watch- 
maker and jeweler. 

(Continued from page 123, Vol. i.) 
LuciNE^ Parsons (IsraeF, Israel*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph^, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 13, 1807, at Hatfield, Mass.; m. at 
Stamstead, Quebec, Feb. 16, 1826, John Adams Brooks ; b. May 
14, 1803, at Haverhill, N. H., son of Samuel and Nancy Ann 
(Butler) Brooks of Stamstead. He d. May 26, 1866, at Brooks, 
Newaygo Co., Mich. ; was a merchant and held many offices, 
civil, military. Legislature, etc. 

Children of John Adams and Lucinda® (Parsons) Brooks: 

277 i Ellen Maria'^ Brooks, b. Mar. 27, 1827; m. James 

Monroe Stryker. 
ii John Adams" Brooks, b. ,1831. 

iii Martha A.' Brooks, b. Jan. 28. 

278 iv Mary A." Brooks, b. May 28, 1844; m. ^^'illiam James 

Mead. 

83 Ebenezer** Parsons (Ebenezer^. Israel*, Rev. David^, Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Lynnfield, Mass., Aug. 17, 1794; 
m. Oct, 17, 1824, Mary Hart; b. Dec. 17, 1792, dau. of Ebenezer 
and Polly (Smith) Hart. He held several town offices and d. 
Apr. 17, 1853. She d. Mar. 15, 1864. 

Children of Ebenezer^ and Mary (Hart) Parsons: 

279 i Ebenezer", b. July 28, 1832; m. Mary Alvina Dodge. 
ii David", b. Apr. 9, 1834; d. Sept. 20, 1836. 

iii Charlotte", b. Dec. 4, 1835 '> ^- Oct., 1836. 



138 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

84 Israel Augustus*^ Parsons (Ebenezer^ Israel*, Rev. 
David^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 21. 1800, at 
Lynnfield, Mass.; m. Nov. 18, 1824, Emily Rebecca Wiley; b. 
at Lynnfield, Nov. 3, 1805, dau. of Benjamin and Lydia 
(Sherman) Wiley. He d. July 5, 1878. She d. Feb. 9, 1881. 

Children or Israel Augustus'' and Eafily Rebecca 
(Wiley) Parsons: 

280 i Emily", b. Feb. 14, 1826; m. Jeremiah Coney. 

ii Israel Augustus', b. July 4, 1831 ; m. Sarah Cofran 

Cook, 
iii Benjamin ^^4ley^ b. July 21, 1836; d. Aug. 14, 1864. 
He was a civil engineer and soldier in the Civil War. 

281 iv Mary Ann', b. Mar. 15, 1838; m. Willard Ide Bishop. 

V David Frederick', b. June 3, 1844; d. Mar. 6, 1909; 

m. Julia Swinerton, May 23, 1884. She d. May 
20, 1900. 

282 vi Isabella Louisa", b. July 9, 1848; m. Silas Sadler 

Dwight. 

85 Elijah''' Parsons (Phineas\ Isaac*, Josiah^ Esq. Joseph-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 7, 1780, at Northampton, Mass.; d. 
Oct. 26, 1862; m. Dec. 28, 1806, at Skaneateles, N. Y., Abigail 
Daly; b. May 8, 1784, at Wallkill, N. Y., dau. of John and Amy 
(Mapes) Daly of Middletown, Orange Co., N. Y. She d. May 
13, 1868. He was a farmer and surveyor. Resided at Skaneat- 
eles, Onondaga Co., N. Y. 

Children of Elijah" and Abigail (Daly) Parsons: 

283 i Elijah", b. Nov. 27, 1807; m. Eliza Van Gaasbeek. 

ii Hannah^ b. Apr. 16, 1809; d. Nov. 16, 1855, at Skan- 
eateles, N. Y. 

iii Nancy", b. May 30, 1812; d. July 13, 1873, at Skaneat- 
eles, N. Y. 

284 iv Moses", b. June 24, 1815; m. Elizabeth Taylor. 

v John D.^ b. Nov. 24, 1817; d. Apr. 28, 1874, at Skan- 
eateles, N. Y. 

vi Phineas^ b. Feb. 17, 1820; d. in 1821, at Skaneat- 
eles, N. Y. 



SIXTH GENERATION 1 39 

vii Mary B/, b. Apr. 14, 1822 ; d. in 1898. at Skaneat- 
eles, N. Y. 
285 viii Abigail S.\ h. Mar. 30, 1825; m. Thomas C. Bradford. 

86 Moses" Lyman (Achsah^ Parsons, Isaac*, Josiah^ Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 26, 1792, at Southampton, 
Mass.; m. Oct. 22, 1817, Clarissa Clapp; b. Jan. 7, 1798, dau. 
of Perez and Mary (Strong) Clapp of .Southampton. She d. 
Mar. 2, 1836, aged 38. He m. (2) Dec. 7, 1836, Mrs. Sophronia 
(Lyman) Bell, dau. of Cristus Lyman, and widow of John 
Lester Bell of Chester. She d. and he m. (3) Elizabeth Smith 
of Chester. 

Children of Moses^ and Clarissa (Clapp) Lyman: 
i Moses Dwight" Lyman, b. July 28, 1818; d. Aug. 21, 
1849, ""^ South America, where he went Apr., 1846, 
to build locks on a canal in New Granada. 

ii William" Lyman, b. June 16, 1820; m. June 14, 1855, 
at Kansas City, Mo., Sarah P^-ances Baxter of South- 
ampton. He d. Sept. 2, 1858, at Kansas City. Chil- 
dren: (i) William* Lyman, b. July, 1857; d. Sept. 
18, 1858. (2) Willie Wright^ Lyman, b. Sept. 
18, 1858. 

iii Clarissa Jane^ Lyman, b. Apr. 23, 1822 ; d. Mar. 22, 
1851; m. May 20, 1847, Jonathan McElwain of 
Middletield, Mass. 

iv David Brainard^ Lyman, b. Sept. 11, 1825; m. Relief 
Reed. 

V Mary Ann" Lyman, b. Mar. 24, 1828; d. June 3, 1852. 

vi Achsah^ Lyman, b. May 24, 1830. 
vii Elias Cornelius^ Lyman, b. Mar. 30, 1833 ; m. July 3, 
1865, Susan Ruth Stevens of Chester; b. Dec. 22, 
1842, dau. of William and Susan (Kyle) Stevens. 

Children of Moses*' and Sophronia (Lyman) Lyman: 
viii Nancy Horlington^ Lyman, b. Nov. 23, 1837; d. Jan. 
12, 1839, at Chester. 
ix Amelia Wright^ Lyman, b. May 12, 1844; m. in 1871, 
L. Gleason of Hinsdale. Mass. 



140 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

87 Aaron" Lyman (Achsah^ Parsons, Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph'), b. Feb. 11, 1794, at Southampton, 
Mass.; m. (i) Sept. 22, 1822, at Southampton, Harriet Pitkin 
Baker of Mesopotamia, Ohio; b. Mar. 3, 1805, at Castleton, Vt., 
dau. of Zimri and Ruma (Porter) Baker of Mesopotamia, Ohio. 
She d. Sept. 25, 1846. He m. (2) at Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 9, 
1848, Sophronia Otis. Tn 1872 he resided at Mesopotamia, 
Ohio, a farmer. 

Children of Aaron" and Harriet Pitkin (Baker) Lyman, 
all born at Mesopotamia, Ohio: 
i Franklin Phelps' Lyman, b. Aug. 16, 1825; m. Oct. 
27, 1846, Tirza Ann Warner; b. Oct. 25, 1826, at 
Farmington, Ohio, dau. of Daniel and Tirza (Gains) 
Warner of Mesopotamia, Ohio. He was a whole- 
sale dealer in teas and coffee in Chicago, 111. 

ii Elizabeth Huntington^ Lyman, b. Mar. 16, 1827; m. 
July 17, 1842. 

iii A son, b. and d. Apr. 25, 1829. 

iv William Wallace' Lyman, b. May 10, 1830; m. Sophia 
Amelia Woodford. 

V Harriet Newell' Lyman, b. Mar. 13, 1833. 

vi Ellen Atwell' Lyman, b. May 19, 1837; m. (i) Jan. 
II, 1857, Virnum Daniel Trowbridge, who d. She 
m. (2) July 9, 1865, at Springfield, Pa., George 
Daniel Gardner ; b. , 1840, at Kent, Ohio, son 

of John V. and Margaret (Haymaker) Gardner of 
Kent. In 1872 he resided at Youngstown, Ohio. 

88 Eli as" Lyman (Achsah^ Parsons, Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph'), b. Feb. 15, 1798, at Southampton, 
Mass.; m. Jan. 11, 1838, Hannah Cogswell of Bloomfield, Ohio. 

Children of Elias" and Hannah (Cogswell) Lyman: 
i Carlos P.^ Lyman, b. Dec. 26, 1838; m. Oct. 7, 1867, 
Corintha A. Lyman of Southampton. 
286 ii Ednah M.'' Lyman, b. Apr. 14, 1840; m. Dwight Locke 
Wilbur, 
iii Howard^ Lyman, b. Nov. 30, 1841 ; m. Elmira A. Fen 
of Boone Co., la. 



SIXTH GENERATION 14I 

iv Zwinglius^ Lyman, b. Aug. 28, 1842. 

V Albert T." Lyman, b. Mar. 18, 1845. 
vi Lucy Ann^ Lyman, b. Sept. 9, 1846. 

vii Celie A.'^ Lyman, b. June 13, 1848; d. Mar. 7, 1866. 
viii Frances E.^ Lyman, b. Jan. i, 1851 ; d. Aug. 11, 1857. 
ix Hannah I'.' Lyman, b. Mar. 9, 1854. 

89 Theodore® Lyman (Achsah^ Parsons, Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. July 31, 1804, at Southampton, 
Mass.; m. (i) Laura Griswold of Norwich. She d. Dec. 2^, 
1832; m. (2) May i, 1833, Eleanor Strong; b. Sept. 16, 1807, 
dau. of Dea. Noah and Achsah (Hulbert) Strong of Northamp- 
ton. He was a farmer at Huntington, Mass. 

Children of Theodore*^ and Laura (Griswold) Lyman: 
i Austin Elias" Lyman, b. Sept. 4, 1829; m. Apr. 10, 
1861, Sarah D. Randolph. Child: John R.® Lyman; 
b. June 25, 1864. 
ii A son, b. Dec. 10, 1831 ; d. Dec. 31, 1831. 
iii Laura^ Lyman, b. Dec. 8, 1832; m. Mar. 25, 1858, 
Walter S. Austin. Children: (i) Flora Edna* 
Austin, b. . (2) Edson'* Austin, b. 

Children of Theodore*' and Eleanor (Strong) Lyman: 
iv Theodore Clark^ Lyman, b. Apr. 18, 1834; d. Mar. i, 

1835. 

V Edwin JoeF Lyman, b. Dec. 21, 1835 ; d. Sept. 16, i860, 
vi Harriet Maria^ Lyman, b. Mar. 27, 1838. 

vii Theodore Strong' Lyman, b. Aug. 21, 1842; d. Nov. 
5, 1861. 

90 Maurice'^ Parsons (Elias^ Lsaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph'-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 19, 1797, at Chesterfield, Mass.; m. 
(i) May II, 1819, Amanda Clark of Easthampton, Mass.; b. 
July 19, 1800. dau. of Phineas and Elizabeth (White) Clark. 
She d. Mar. 11, 1842, aged 42, at Worthington, Mass. He m. 
(2) by Rev. E. Davis of Westfield, Mar. 23, 1843, Sabrina King, 
dau. of Gamaliel and Priscilla (Bosworth) King of Montgomery, 
Mass.; b. Mar. 26, 1809; d. at Mechanicsville, Iowa. 



142 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

From the manuscript records of the Parsons Family, collected 
by the late Dr. David Parsons Holton, I quote the following: 

"In a letter dated from Worthington, Jan. 25, 1865, Maurice 
Parsons writes: 'My first nine children have all (except one) 
been teachers of primary schools, and I believe very successful 
in their occupation. I have at the present time over thirty living 
grandchildren. Eleven of my children are located west of the 
Hudson River. I visited and saw them all last fall. I visited 
E. Howard at Columbus, Ohio. Found all my children good 
Union men and women, and for sustaining the government and 
crushing the rebellion, and in good circumstances generally, for 
which I ought to be devoutly thankful to the good providence of 
God. I have lived in Worthington thirty-five years.' " Later he 
removed to Big Rock, Iowa. He died Sept. 5, 1890, at Mechan- 
icsville, Iowa. 

The foregoing letter to Dr. Holton was written in Jan., 1865. 
in the latter days of the Civil War. In the early autumn of 
that year a memorable reunion of the family occurred at Wor- 
thington, Mass. A notice of it appeared in the Hampshire 
Gazette, from which the following extracts are made : 

"One of the most interesting scenes lately witnessed in this 
mountain town, was a family gathering at the house of Maurice 
Parsons, Esq. The venerable parents were permitted to welcome 
to their quiet rural house for the first and only time, all their 
children, eleven in number, residing in Massachusetts, New York, 
Ohio, Illinois and Iowa, nine of whom are married and had 
their companions with them. The youngest of the nine (Capt. 
Elias H. Parsons) came fresh from the service of his country, 
where he had battled manfully for the flag of the Union, having 
served as Captain under General Sherman in the long, tedious 
and perilous march from Atlanta to Savannah, and thence to 
Richmond. Twenty-three out of thirty-four grandchildren were 
present. A sumptuous repast was provided in the open air 
under a temporary bower erected for the occasion. For the 
abundance of the provisions and tasteful arrangement of the 
table much credit is due to Mr. J. PI. Eager and wife and Mr. 
and Mrs. A. P. Drury. Abel P. Drury, Esq., presided at the 
table. The blessing was asked by Rev. Mr. Bisbee. Speeches 
were made by Mr. Bisbee, by Mr. Parsons the venerable patri- 
arch, and by some of the children. The music, both vocal and 
instrumental, was provided by the blooming bride of the young 



SIXTH GENERATION 143 

Captain (recently married) and by her sister, Miss Hattie Giesy, 
and others, and in the evening by Bryant's band from West 
Chesterfield. It was indeed an occasion long to be remembered 
by parents and children. The following Sabbath found them to 
the number of about forty-five seated in one body in the house 
of prayer v/here the children in early years had gathered. Here 
once more they heard the familiar voice of their pastor (Mr. 
Bisbee), who instructed and counseled them in childhood. May 
this happy family be found unbroken at the last great gathering, 
and there may the father be able to say, 'here am I and the 
children which thou gavest me.' " 

Children of Maurice'' and Amanda (Clark) Parsons, 
the first eight born at Chesterfield, 
the others at Worthington, Mass. : 

287 i Edwin Clark^, b. at Chesterfield, Jan. 29, 1820; m. 

Julia Armstrong. 

288 ii Theophilus', b. Mar. 31, 1821 ; m. Jane Moore. 

289 iii Mary Eloise', b. Mar. 29, 1823 ; m. Jonathan Hunting- 

ton Eager. 

290 iv Dea. Cyrus ]\Iason', b. Jan. 25, 1825 ; m. Eliza 

Brewster Hazen. 

291 V Lucy Amanda^, b. May 8, 1827; m. Dwight Stone Coit. 

292 vi Francis James^, b. Nov. 16, 1829; m. Mary Aurelia 

Blackman. 

293 vii Samuel", b. May 16, 1833; m. Helen Tuttlc. 

294 viii Nancy Maria^, b. July 22, 1835; m. Nathaniel M. 

Cleveland. 

295 ix Capt. Elias Howard^ b. Dec. 9, 1841 ; m. Mary Giesy. 

Children of Maurice" and Sabrina (King) Parsons: 

296 X Maurice King", b. June 12, 1847; m. (i) Harriet 

Mathilda Rose ; m. (2) Nellie Pearsal. 

297 xi Arthur Lyman", b. June 24, 1849 ) i^i- Lois Adelaide 

Chapman. 

91 Susanna" Smith (Beulah' Parsons, Jacob*, Josiali^, Esq. 
Joseph'-, Cornet Joseph'), b. Dec. 11, 1750, at Northampton, 
Mass.; d. Aug., 1814, at Shelburne, Mass.; m. Thomas Boyd, 
son of John and Mary (Fay) Boyd of Shelburne. He d. at York, 
Livingston Co., N. Y., aged 85. 



144 the parsons family 

Child of Thomas and Susan na** (Smith) Boyd: 
i Thomas Parsons" Boyd, b. Aug. i8, 1809, at Shelburne, 
Mass. ; m. at East Bloomfield, N. Y., May 22, 1833, 
Anna Steele; b. July 10, 1809. at South Bloomfield, 
N. Y., dau. of and Anna (Brown) Steele of 

Bethlehem, Conn. In 1871 he resided at Greigs- 
\ ille, Livingston Co., N. Y. 

Children of Thomas Parsons" and Anna (Steele) Boyd: 
i Almira* Boyd, b. June 18, 1834; d. Aug. 2, 1851. 
ii Rev. Plivey Steele' Boyd, b. May 18, 1836; m. Sept. 

16, i860, Mary J. Allen. He was pastor of the 

Congregational Church at Shelburne Falls, Mass., 

then at Ridgefield, Conn, 
iii Louisa Jane* Boyd, b. July 19, 1838; m. Nov. 29, 1855, 

Rev. William Hart, 
iv Edward Elisha* Boyd, b. Apr. 16, 1842; d. July 8, 

1862, at Harrison's Landing, Va. 
V Rev. Myron Holley^ Boyd, b. July 20, 1844; m. Oct. 

6, 1869, Mary Helen Johnson, 
vi Harriet Anna® Boyd, b. Oct. 4, 1846; d. June 22, 1852. 
vii Ella Marina* Boyd, b. Aug. 5, 1848; m. Oct. 7, 1869, 

Burton R. Jones. 

92 Electa'^ Cleveland (Hannah^' Parsons, Jacob*, Josiah•^ 
Esq. Joseph'-, Cornet Joseph\), b. Aug. 8, 1782; d. May 22, 1863, 
at Skaneateles. N. Y. ; ni. (as 2d wife) Jan. 21, 1813, Elder 
Samuel Rhoades ; b. Sept. 7, 1776, at Chesterfield, Mass., son of 
Samuel and Sarah (Frothingham) Rhoades. He d. Mar. 27, 
1850, at Skaneateles. He m. (i) Lucy, dau. of Dr. Samuel 
Porter of W'illiamstown, Mass. He was one of the early settlers 
of Skaneateles, moving there from Chesterfield in 1806. He 
was chosen elder of the Presbyterian Church in 1820, and held 
that office until his death. Was a farmer, and wealthy, for that 
time, and exerted a strong influence in political and religious 
circles for many years. She taught school several years before 
marriage, possessed a vigorous constitution, both physical and 
mental, and was recognized as a power wherever she went. 



sixth generation 145 

Children of Elder Samuel and Electa" 
(Cleveland) Rhoades, 
all born at Skaneateles, N. Y. : 
i Parsons^ Rhoades, b. Mar. 4, 1814; m. Armille Fay. 
ii Lewis Hunt^ Rhoades, b. Dec. 21, 1815; m. Rachel 

Parsons^ Williams, 
iii Dr. Sumner^ Rhoades, b. Nov. 25, 1817; m. Susan 

Cordelia Prentice, 
iv Cornelia Electa^ Rhoades, b. Sept. 27, 1821 ; m. James 
Augustus Edwards. 

93 Olive® Cleveland (Hannah^ Parsons, Jacob*, Josiah^, 
Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 26, 1785; d. at Spring- 
field, Feb. 16, 1887, aged 101-4-2; m. May 25, 1809, Richard 
Clark; b. Dec. 4, 1785; d. June 23, 1876, son of Samuel and 
Jerusha (Phelps) Clark of Northampton. He was a farmer; 
was widely known and greatly esteemed. In 1882 she removed 
with her son Rev. Edward Clark to Springfield. In 1880 she 
wrote a sketch entitled, "Things that I remember at 95," printed 
in pamphlet form for private distribution. In it she says, "I 
distinctly remember hearing the bells toll for Washington, and 
they tolled a long, long time." She also mentioned interesting 
incidents connected with her life as a girl in Northampton, and 
of those who then lived there (a beautiful picture of early New 
England life) and her life after marriage in Chesterfield and 
Skaneateles. including her golden wedding. The incidents attend- 
ing their golden wedding are graphically described by her niece, 
Mrs. Elizabeth (Edwards) Gifford, in "Our Patronymics," men- 
tioned earlier. 

Children of Richard and Olive" (Cleveland) Clark, 
all born in Chesterfield, Mass. : 
1 Rev. Edward^ Clark, b. July 10, 1810; d. at Springfield, 
Mass., Jan. 11, 1891, aged 80; m. (i) Apr. 18, 
1839, at Cummington, Mass., Diantha Jenkins ; b. 
June 19, 1813 ; d. at Middleficld, Mass., June 16, 
1843, dau. of Malachi and Mary (Gurney) Jenkins. 
He m. (2) Mar. 12, 1844, at Becker, Mass., Julia 



146 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Hyde; b. Sept. 29, 1819, at Salisbury, Conn., dau. 
of Rev. Lavins and Abby (Bradley) Hyde. He 
graduated from Williams College in 1837, East 
Windsor Theological Seminary in 1839; ordained 
June 19, 1839, over Middlefield Congregational 
Church, and v/as pastOr at Ashfield and Huntington, 
Mass.; removed in 1882 to Springfield and retired 
from ministry. 

ii Son, b. Mar. it, 1813; d. same day. 

iii Eliza Ann^ Clark, b. Oct. 31, 1815; d. Feb. 14, 1848; 
m. Jan. 23, 1840, Sidney S. Smead. 

iv Melissa" Clark, b. May 23, 1818; d. Oct. 21, 1818. 

v Infant, b. May 15, 1821 ; d. May 22, 1821. 

94 Thankful® Cleveland (Hannah^ Parsons, Jacob', 
Josiah^, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. May 7, 1787; d. July 
2^, 1864, at South Deerfield, Mass. ; m. Sept. 14, 1818, Timothy 
Allen Phelps; b. Chesterfield, Mass., Oct. i, 1789; d. July 11, 
i860, at South Deerfield, Mass., son of Spencer and Theodama 
(Allen) Phelps. 

Children of Timothy Allen and Thankful^ 
(Cleveland) Phelps, 
all born at Chesterfield, Mass. : 
i Fidelia^ Phelps, b. June 27, 1819; educated at Mt. 
Holyoke Seminary; d. Oct. 3, 1840, at Middlefield, 
Mass. ; unm. 
ii Aurelia'^ Phelps, b. Jan. 30, 1821 ; was educated at Mt. 
Holyoke Seminary; d. Feb. 4, 1888; m. Jan. 28, 
1858, Timothy Pomeroy Bates; b. Oct. 4, 181 5, son 
of Dea. Walter and Submit (Pomeroy) Bates of 
Southampton. He was a farmer. Children: (i) 
Hannah Cleveland^ Bates, b. Mar. 6, 1859. (2) 
Howard Allen^ Bates, b. Aug. 20, i860, 
iii Harriet^ Phelps, b. Dec. 23. 1822; d. Jan. 2, 1885; m. 
June 13, 1850, Sidney Edwin Bridgeman, a merchant; 
b. at Northampton, May 9, 1827, son of Sylvester 
and Betsey (Clapp) Bridgeman of Northampton. 
Children: (i) Annie^ Bridgeman, b. Mar. 6, 1857. 
(2) Howard Allen^ Bridgeman, b. Aug. 20, i860. 



SIXTH GENERATION 147 

iv Charles^ Phelps, b. Feb. 19, 1827; m. Martha Phebe 
Bourne. 

V Augusta^ Phelps, b. June 14, 1829; unm. 

vi Spencer^ Phelps, b. Mar. 28, 1832 ; m. at South Deer- 
field, Mass., Nov. 28, 1861. Lizzie Sarah Samis; b. 
at Chicopee, Mass., Sept. 17, 1826, dau. of Lester 
and Sarah (Hastings) Samis of South Deerfield, 
Mass. He d. at Port Hudson, La., July 23, 1863, in 
Civil War. Enlisted at Northampton in 1863, Co. 
C, 52d Mass. Vols. ; buried at Northampton. 

95 PIannah'' Cleveland (Hannah^* Parsons, Jacob*, Josiah^, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 16, 1789; d. at Otisco, 
N. Y., Mar. 12, 1891, aged 102 years and 24 days; m. Mar. 12, 
1818, at Skaneateles, N. Y. (his 2d wife), Wilham King of 
Otisco, N. Y. ; b. at Chesterfield, Mass., Apr. 20, 1783. He m. 
(ist) Oct. 9, 1809, Anne French. She d. Dec. 12, 1817. He 
was a farmer. 

Children of William and Hannah^ (Cleveland) King: 
i Anna" King, b. Jan. i, 1819; d. July 23, 1865; m. 
Feb. 20, 1839, Jared Munson of Otisco. Child: (i) 
Edward A.^ Munson, b. 
ii Amelia" King, b. Oct. i, 1821 ; living with her mother 

in Otisco in 1886; unm. 
iii Caroline^ King, b. 1823 ; living with her mother in 

Otisco in 1886; unm. 
iv Julia Ann" King, b. Feb. 4, 1826; m. Rev. Orlando 

B. Stone, 
v William Augustus^ King, b. May 13, 1828; d. at 
Homer, Dec. 20, 1839. 

96 Fanny" Cleveland (Hannah^ Parsons, Jacob*, Josiah^, 
Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Williamsburg, Mass., June 
14, 1790; d. at Alendota, 111., Feb. 8, 1883; m. Feb. 6, 1815, 
Abner Edwards; b. at Northampton, Mass., Apr. 20, 1788; d. 
at Skaneateles, N. Y., July 26, 1832, son of Simeon and Lydia 
(Edwards) Edwards. He was a farmer at Skaneateles, N. Y. ; 
M-as a prominent and highly esteemed citizen. 



148 the parsons family 

Children of Abner and Fanny' (Cleveland) Edwards, 
all born at Skaneateles, N. Y. : 
i Melzar^ Edwards, b. Jan. 13, 1816; d. at Nashville, 
Tenn., June i, 1874; m. Frances Bascom, Aug. 19, 
1 85 1, at Skaneateles, dau. of Silas and Betsey 
Bascom. Child: (i) Melzar^ Edwards, b. Dec. 5, 
1859; m. Sept. 30, 1884, Laura Casey. Two 
children. 

ii Abner^ Edwards, b. Oct. 30, 1817; m. Henrietta Hall, 
June 24, 1844; b. Salem, Mass., dau. of Ralph and 
Abiah Hall. Lives in Mundota, 111. 

iii SamueF Edwards, b. Oct. 11, 1819; m. (i) Aurelia 
M. Parmenter; m. (2) Mrs. Emeline (Benedict) 
Pardee. 

iv Frances^ Edwards, b. July 8, 1822; d. at Muscatine, 
la., May 16, 1864; m. July 11, 1842, R. Mortimer 
Burnett of Skaneateles, son of Stephen and Lennia 
(Sherwood) Burnett. 
V Alfred^ Edwards, b. June 2, 1824; d. Apr. 18, 1825. 

vi Noah^ Edwards, b. Feb. 26, 1826; d. Dec. 3, 1850, at 
Lamoille, 111. ; m. May 9, 1849, Frances Elizabeth 
Dunham of Princeton, 111. 

vii Elizabeth^ Edwards, b. May 8, 1828; m. Aug. 19, 
1851, Stephen A. Gifford; b. Sept. 20, 1815; d. 
Feb. II, 1874, son of John A. and Mercy (Slade) 
Gififord. (She prepared and had published in 1886 
a pamphlet of 28 pages entitled, "Our Patronymics," 
which contained valuable genealogical information as 
to the Edwards, Cleveland, Parsons, Clark, Sheldon, 
Gififord, Anthony, Leonard, Pease, Slade and Sher- 
man families.) 
viii Alonzo^ Edwards, b. Oct. 23, 1830; d. May 30, 1832. 

97 Delia" Cleveland (Hannah^ Parsons, Jacob*, Josiah^, 
Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 11, 1792, at Williams- 
burg, Mass. ; d. Dec. 10, 1877, at South English, la. ; ul Mar. 19, 
1823, at Skaneateles, N. Y., Henry Root; b. at Westfield, Mass., 
Nov. 21, 1788, son of Joseph and Tryphena (Moseley) Root. 
He d. Mar. 25. 1873, at Hudson, Ohio. They resided for many 



SIXTH GENERATION 149 

years at Sennett, N. Y., near Skaneateles, N. Y., and where 
their children were born, but later moved to South English, la. 
He was a farmer. 

Children of Henry and Delia" (Cleveland) Root: 

i Joseph Henry^ Root, b. Jan. 25, 1824; m. Laura Hoyt. 

ii Fidelia^ Root, b. June 2, 1825, at Sennett, N. Y. ; d. 

Mar. 30, 1850, at Fulton Co., la., where she was a 

teacher ; unm. 

iii Augustus Lyman^ Root, b. Nov. 23, 1826, at Sennett, 

N. Y. ; d. July 15, 1849, at Skaneateles, N. Y. 
iv James Allen^ Root, b. May 20, 1828; m. Olive Covvles. 
V Elizabeth^ Root, b. Nov. 18, 1830, at Sennett, N. Y. ; 

d. in South English, la., Jan. 13, 1859; unm. 
vi George Sumner^ Root, b. Apr. 5, 1833, at Sennett; d. 
in South English, July 9, 1867; unm. 

98 Lewis Wales'^ Cleveland (Hannah'"' Parsons, Jacob*, 
Josiah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. in Williamsburg, 
Mass., Feb. 20, 1796; m. (i) Apr. 2, 1823, Lucy Burrill ; b. 
Feb. 8, 1802; d. Oct. 27, 1839. He m. (2) Oct. 13, 1840, Mrs. 
Ameha Hubbard Warner. She d. Jan. 13, 1865. He m. (3) 
Apr., 1869, Mrs. Lucinda Hayden. He resided in Skaneateles, 
N. Y., where he d. Nov. 23, 1891, aged 95. 

Children of Lewis Wales'^ and Lucy (Burrill) Cleveland, 
born in Skaneateles, N. Y. : 
i Russel Hooker^ Cleveland, b. July 13, 1824; m. Cather- 
ine . Resided at San Diego, Cal. 

ii Edwin Nelson^ Cleveland, b. Jan. 26, 1826; m. at 
Marcellus, N. Y., Apr. 6, 1858, Jane Lydia Wright; 
b. at Marcellus, May 5, 1829, dau. of Anson and 
Lydia (Soule) Wright of Hot Springs, Ark. 
Resided at Springfield and Quincy, 111., 1878-84; in 
Chicago, 1880. He was a passenger conductor on 
the Wabash & W. R. R. ; resided at Pasadena, 
Cal., in 1888-91. 

iii Lewis Sandford'' Cleveland, b. Aug. 18, 1829; m. 
Mary Cook. 

iv Lucy Ann^ Cleveland, b. Oct. 31, 1831 ; m. William 
Grime Ellery. 



150 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

V Lyman Eurrlir Cleveland, b. Nov. 22, 1833 ; d. in 
Skaneateles, Dec. 31, 1871. 

vi Charles Sumner'' Cleveland, b. Dec. 8, 1835 > "^- ^^ 
Skaneateles, Jan. 22, 1861, Sarah Elizabeth Smith; 
b. Jan. 22, 1829, dau. of Jedediah Eaton and Eliza 
(Bliven) Smith. He was a merchant at Springfield, 
111., 1872-3, and at Illiopolis, 111., 1881 ; MinneapoUs, 
Minn., 1883-91 ; General Baggage Agent of Wabash, 
St. Louis & Pacific R. R. 

vii Maltby Eaton^ Cleveland, b. Oct. i, 1838; d. in Civil 
War, Jan. 19, 1862; buried at Skaneateles, N. Y. 

Children of Lewis Wales® and Amelia Hubbard 
(Warner) Cleveland: 
viii Hubbard Warner'^ Cleveland, b. Jan. 12, 1842; m. 
Ella Adams, 
ix Willis Gaylord^ Cleveland, b. Mar. 3, 1847; ^- ^P^- 
4, 1852. 

99 Julia Ann*^ Cleveland (Hannah^ Parsons, Jacob*, 
Josiah^ Esq. Joseph'-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 27, 1797, at 
Williamsburg, Mass. ; m. Feb. 7, 1820, Dea, Theodore Strong 
of Southampton, Mass.; b. Aug. 26, 1791, son of Roswell and 
Nancy (Pomeroy) Strong; d. Mar. 3, 1842. She d. Dec. 7, 
1868, at Northampton, Mass. 

Children of Dea. Theodore and Julia Ann® 
(Cleveland) Strong, 
all born at Southampton, Mass. : 
i Parmenas Beriah^ Strong, b. Dec. 10, 1820; d. Mar. 
29, 1857, at Springfield, Mass. ; m. at Walpole, 
Mass., Nov. 29, 1855, Carohne Ellis; b. at Walpole, 
June 21, 1833, dau. of James and Miranda (Lewis) 
Ellis of Walpole, Mass. He was a teacher in 
Springfield, Mass., and was the character, "Edward 
Cleveland," in the Sunday School book entitled, 
"The Boy and the Man," by Delia A.^ Strong. 
Child: (i) Mary Knox^ Strong, b. Feb. 28, 1857. 
ii Augustine Bela'^ Strong, b. Mar. 19, 1822; m. Jane 
Lonyra Edwards. 



SIXTH GENERATION 151 

iii Delia A.^ Strong, b. Nov. ii, 1823. Resided at North- 
ampton ; unm. ; a lady of rare talents ; a poet and 
author. 

100 Maltby Parsons^ Cleveland (Hannah^ Parsons, Jacob*, 
Josiah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Williamsburg, 
Mass., Feb. 14, 1804; d. at Lamoille, 111., Sept. 7, 1851, aged 
47; m. June 25, 1829, Lemira Pomeroy; b. Dec. 4, 1810; d. 
Apr. 2, 1858. They removed to Illinois in 1835 and he d. at 
Lamoille, 111., Sept. 7, 1851. 

Children of Maltby P.^ and Lemira (Pomeroy) Cleveland: 

i Henrietta^ Cleveland, b. Sept. 9, 1830; m. May 9, 

1852, Julius Benedict of Mendota, 111. Resided at 

Arlington, 111. They had five sons. 

ii Hannah Maria^ Cleveland, b. Nov. 7, 1832; m. Apr. 

30, 1848, J. Lathrop Olds. He d. in 1874. Resided 

at Aurora, 111. One child. 

iii Timothy P.'^ Cleveland, b. Sept. 24, 1835. Resided at 

Portland, Ore. 
iv Lewis P.'^ Cleveland, b. Sept. 28, 1841, in Illinois; d. 
in Civil War, Sept. 2, 1864. He left college to enter 
the army. 

V Cornelia Electa^ Cleveland, b. Jan. 28, 1844; m. Sept. 

5, 1865, John Wells. Resided at Cadmus, Linn 
Co., Kan. 
vi Lemira O.^ Cleveland, b. Nov. 24, 1848; d. Sept. 
30, 1850. 

loi Flavia'' Parsons (Gideon^ Daniel*, Daniel^, Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Wilbraham, Mass., Nov. 30, 
1767; m. Joel C. Seward; b. Nov. 30, 1765; d. Mar., 1833. 

Children of Flavia® (Parsons) and Joel C. Seward: 
i JoeF Seward, Jr., who had a dau. Jennie^ Seward who 
m. Albert M.^ Stanton, son of Orville B. and Lovina 
Parsons (Card) Stanton, 
ii Clarissa^ Seward, buried at Northampton, 
iii Caleb^ Seward, killed by tree at Struthers, aged 25. 
iv Mary^ Seward, d. at Aurora, Ohio. 

V Alvin^ Seward, b. Mar. 20, 1806; d. Jan, 19, 1883. 



152 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

102 Thaddeus" Parsons (Gideon^, Daniel"*, DanieP, Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Wilbraham, Mass., July 16, 1769; 
d. Apr. 5, 1834; m. Nov. 18, 1799, at Springfield, Mass., by 
B. Howard, Nancy Russell; b. 1778; d. May 31, 1840. Both 
buried in Cazenovia, N. Y. 

Children of Thaddeus*^ and Nancy (Russell) Parsons, 
all born in Springfield, Mass., 
except the last three, born in Cazenovia, N. Y. : 
i Thomas^, b. Sept. 2, 1800; d. May 3, 1873; m. (i) 
Phebe Gillett; (2) Mrs. Green. Had one dau., 
Adelia Ann^. Built first frame house at Kenosha, 
Wis. 

298 ii Francis'', b. May 4, 1802; m. (i) Mary Clark; (2) 

Mrs. Jane (Gushing) Jillson. 
iii Mary^ b. Apr. 7, 1804; d. June 12, 1879. 

299 iv Cyrus', b. Nov. 7, 1805 ; m. Harriet Maria Withenbury. 

V Emily^ b. Sept. 2, 1807; d. Sept. 7, 1867; unm. 

300 vi Nancy", b. May 14, 1809; m. Lewis H. Stanley. 

vii Fanny^, b. Sept. 12, 1812; d. Feb. 23, 1891 ; m. Anson 
Ayers, no children. 

301 viii Sophronia', b. Sept. 4, 1814; m. Eli Eastman Allen. 

302 ix Reuben^, b. Oct. o.'j, 1816; m. Josephine Gardner. 

X Sarah^, b. Nov. 25, 1819; d. in infancy. 

103 Lois" Parsons (Gideon^, Daniel*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 24, 1772, at Wilbraham, Mass.; d. 
Dec. 31, 1843; m. Jesse Smith. He was b. Mar. 31, 1768; d. 
May 21, 1834. 

Children of Jesse and Lois" (Parsons) Smith: 
i Fanny'' Smith, b. Nov. 17, 1793. 
ii Polly'' Smith, b. Feb. 3, 1796. 
iii Lois^ Smith, b. Apr. 28, 1798. 
iv Robert'' Smith, b. Feb. 13, 1801. Had a son^ living 

in Solon, Ohio (1905), and a grandson, Myron^ 

Smith. 

V Leonard' Smith, b. July 26, 1803. 
vi Gideon'' Smith, b. July 9, 1806. 

vii James^ Smith, b. May 24, 1808. 



SIXTH GENERATION 153 

viii Sylvester^ Smith, b. Jan. 22, 1811. 
ix Eliza Ann" Smith, b. Apr. 2, 1813. 
X Clarissa" Smith, b. Sept. 14, 1817. 

104 Mary*^ Parsons (Gideon^, DanieH, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 28, 1774, at Wilbraham, Mass.; d. 
Dec. 31, 1848; m. Guy Hatch, who d. Oct. 18, 1854, aged 
84 yrs., 6 nios. Both are buried in the Needham Cemetery (near 
Cazenovia, N. Y.), where her parents are buried. 

Children of Guy and Mary*^ (Parsons) Hatch: 
i William'' Hatch, b. Mar. 23, 1799; d. Mar. 31, 1862; 

m. Smith, 

ii Mary'^ Hatch, b. Mar. 20, 1801 ; d. Apr. 12, 1875; m. 

Spencer B. Ward. 
iii John^ Hatch, b. Mar. 21, 1803; d. Aug. 27, 1883; m. 

Fannie Towne. 
iv Leonard' Hatch, b. June 29, 1805; d. Nov. i, 1814; 

buried in Needham Cemetery. 
V Henry' Hatch, b. May 30, 1807; d. July 16, 1853; m. 

Sarissa Caswell, 
vi Hannah" Hatch, b. Mar. 20, 1809; d. Sept. 16, 1873; 

m. Alva Wise of East Syracuse, N. Y. 
vii Lewis^ Hatch, b. Feb. 27, 1811; d. Nov. 15, 1815; 

buried in Needham Cemetery, 
viii Charles^ Hatch, b. June 14, 1813; d. Jan. 27, 1897; 

m. Lydia Loomis. 
ix Leonard^ Hatch, b. Sept. 29, 181 5; d. May 26, 1816; 

buried in Needham Cemetery. 
303 X Louis' Leroy Hatch, b. July 14, 1818; m. Roxie Edson. 

106 Gideon'^ Parsons (Gideon'^, Daniel*, Daniel^, Esq. 
Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. June 16, 1779, at Wilbraham, Mass.; 
d. Oct. 15, 1855; m. , Clara Cleveland, dau. of Jedidiah^ 

and Lydia (Merrill) Cleveland (William* Cleveland, Henry^, 
Josiah-, Moses^). 

She was b. Sept. 3, 1786, at Pittsfield, Mass.; came with her 
family to Pompey, Onondaga Co., N. Y., when a young girl ; 
went to Ohio with her husband in 1836; d. Mar. 4, i860; and 
both are buried at Appleton, Ohio. Her ancestor, Moses Cleve- 



154 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

land, came from Ipswich, Eng., about 1635, lived and died in 
Woburn, Mass., where he m. Ann Winn, dau. of Edward and 
Johanna Winn of Wales. (From their third child, Aaron^, is 
descended President Grover Cleveland.) Their eighth child, 
Josiah^, b. at Woburn, m. Mary Bates, dau. of John and Mary 
Bates. Their sixth child, Henry^, m. Lucy Fitch, dau. of Maj. 
James and Mrs. Alice (Bradford) [Adams] Fitch. Their oldest 
child, William*, m. Rachel Warren; and their tenth child, Jedi- 
diah^, was the father of Clara", the subject of this sketch. She 
was known in the Parsons family as Clarissa. Her mother was 
the first wife of Jedidiah^, the second being Mrs. Polly Johnson 
of Baldwinsville, N. Y., and the third. Prudence Van Kirk. 

Children of Gideon" and Clara (Cleveland) Parsons: 

305 i Caroline^ b. May 2, 1803 ; m. George Russell. 

306 ii Cleveland", b. Dec. 5, 1805 ; m. Sally Coleman. 

307 iii Marcus^, b. Jan. 9, 1807; m. Almira Mielpominia 

Dewey. 

308 iv Gordon Dorrence", b. Dec. 27, 1808; m. Almira 

Wattles. 
Hannah", b. July 13, 1810. 
Philinda^ b. Dec. 27, 181 1. 
Daughter", b. Aug. 15, 1814; d. an infant. 
Elsie'^, b. Sept. 29, 181 5. (Name sometimes given 

"Esther.") 
Kitteridge", b. Apr. i, 1817; m. Elizabeth Harrison. 
William Warner^ b. Nov. 8, 1818; m. (i) Delitia 

Carroll ; (2) Ellen Welch, 
xi & xii Twins^ b. 1820; d. infants. 

311 xiii George W,^ b. Mar. 20, 1821 ; m. Sarah 
xiv Son^, b. June, 1823 ; d. an infant. 

312 XV Dewitt Clinton^ b. June 5, 1825; m. Mary J. Green. 

107 Walter" Parsons (Gideon^ Daniel*, DanieP, Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 4, 1781, at Wilbraham, Mass.; 
d. Jan. 23, 1866, at Cazenovia, N. Y. ; m. June, 1804, Mehitable", 
sixth child of Absalom^ (Elisha*, Jacob^, Jacob-, William^) 
Towne of Topsfield, Mass., and Judith^ (Abner^, Capt, Joseph^ 
Thomas", Thomas^, Thomas*, William^, Richard^, Thomas^) Hale 
of Boxford, Mass. (See "Descendants of William Towne," p. 





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SIXTH GENERATION 155 

50; and "Hale Genealogy," p. 213.) Absalom^ and Judith^ 
(Hale) Towne lived, in 1770, in Winchenden, Mass., the place 
from which Walter*^ Parsons is said to have come, about 1803, 
to Fenner, Madison Co., N. Y. The Townes in 1795 (and after) 
lived at Paris and Whitestown, N. Y. 

Children of Walter^ and Mehitable (Towne") Parsons: 
i Krastus Lyman'^, b. Mar. 20, 1808; d. May or June, 
1885; m. Nov. 25, 1830, Pluma Stanley, b. Feb. i, 
1808; sister of Lewis H. Stanley, who m. Nancy^ 
Parsons, dau. of Thaddseus'^. Pluma Stanley was 
b. Feb. I, 1808; d. Aug. 6, 1875. They are buried 
at Cazenovia, N. Y. Child: (i) Clarissa E.^, b. 
Sept. 13, 1832; d. Apr. 22, 1902, at Fenner, Madison 
Co., N. Y. 
ii Walter'^, b. May 22, 1810; d. Jan. i, 1895; buried at 
Cazenovia; unm. 

313 iii Lovina Sophia'^, b. Mar. 21, 1812; m. (i) Clark Card; 

m. (2) Orville B. Stanton. 

314 iv Hervey Wilber", b. June 11, 1814; m. (i) Maria 

Ellen Kent. He m. (2) Charlotte A. Chappell. 

315 V Ambrose Hale", b. July 2, 1816; m. Sophronia Hayes. 

108 Festus*^ Parsons (Gideon^ Daniel'*, Daniel\ Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 31, 1784, at Wilbraham, Mass.; 
d. June 6, 1853; m. Oct. 26, 1813, Betsy^ Towne, tenth child of 
Absalom^ Towne (Elisha*, Jacob^, Jacob^, William^) of Topsfield, 
Mass., and Judith^ Hale (Abner^, Capt. Joseph^, Thomas*', 
Thomas^, Thomas*, William^, Richard-, Thomas^) of Boxford, 
Mass. ("Descendants of William Towne," by Edwin Eugene 
Towne, (1901), p. 50, and "Hale Genealogy," p. 213). They 
were m. at Paris, N. Y., near Utica, N. Y. Her sister, Mehitable, 
had previously m. Walter^ Parsons, brotlier of Festus", and her 
brothers, Phineas, David and Abel Towne, had settled on neigh- 
boring farms in Fenner, N. Y. In 1806 Festus^ had come with 
his parents, Gideon^ and Mary (Warner) Parsons, from Wilbra- 
ham, ]\Iass., to Fenner, N. Y. He enlisted in the New York 
State Militia, 129th Regt., Aug. 15, 1807, serving under Capt. 
Arnold Button and Col. Jabish H. M. Hurd. He re-enlisted 
Sept. 7, 1812, serving under Capt. Elijah M and Col. Samuel 



156 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Dutton. He enlisted in the New York Infantry, 129th Regt., 
Mar., 1814, and July, 1816, serving as En^gn and Lieutenant 
respectively under Col. Elisha Farnham. A great-granddaughter 
of Festus has the original Commissions, the last two being signed 
by Daniel D. Tompkins, then Governor of New York State. She 
also has ornaments from his uniform and the old-fashioned hymn 
book he had when a member of the church choir. On one 
occasion he was obliged to join his regiment at Sackett's Harbor, 
N. Y., in haste, leaving his wife with their first baby, Fanny, 
only four days old. It was this baby, grown to womanhood, 
that carefully preserved her father's papers until her death, 1899 ; 
giving one to a nephew in Iowa, and the other four to a sister 
to keep for the great-granddaughter, who now has them. 

Betsy (Towne) Parsons was a thrifty housewife, spinning and 
weaving "blue coverlets" for all her daughters, teaching them 
to embroider ruffling, and make lace, samples of all of which 
are used to-day by a great-grandchild, together with the big 
flour barrel made of a hollow log, the large chest and many 
other things, the v.'ork of her sons, and her brothers, the Townes. 

Festus'^ and Betsy Parsons remained with his parents until 
the mother, Mary Warner, d. in 1831. The father, Gideon^, 
then lived with his daughter, Mrs. Guy Hatch. Festus** and 
Betsy Parsons moved to North Manlius, N. Y., and soon after 
to Kirkville, N. Y., where they are buried. Their home is still 
standing, but is moved back from the street and used as a shop. 

Children of Festus® and Betsy (Towne**) Parsons, 
all born at Fenner, Madison Co., N. Y. : 
i Fanny', b. Sept. i, 1814; d. Mar. i, 1899, at Newaygo, 
Mich., buried at Fayetteville, N. Y. ; m. Feb. 14, 
. Ora C. Ball (2d wife) of Mexico, N. Y.; 
lived for some time in the "Stone Arabia" School 
District, town of Cicero, N. Y. Here their only 
child, Frederic Ora, was born ; d. aged seven weeks, 
and is buried in a little cemetery not far from the 
school. 

316 ii Horace^, b. Dec. 14, 1815; m. Eunice Harter. 

iii Wellington^ b. Apr. 10, 1817; d. Aug. ii, 1901 ; unm. 

317 iv Emeline'^, b. Dec. 29, 1818; m. Thurlow Weed Carr. 

v Alanson'', b. Dec. 16, 1820; killed in the battle of the 
Wilderness, May 5 to 26, 1864; unm. 



SIXTH GENERATION 157 

318 vi John FJ, h. May 17, 1822; m. (i) Mary Fuller, (2) 

Lydia C. Miller, (3) Amanda Duncan, 
vii Elizabeth Jane^ b. Dec. 15, 1823; d. Mar. 31, 1904; 

m. July 25, 1882, (2d wife) Isaac S. Whitford of 

Fayetteville, N. Y,, formerly of Providence, R. I. 

She is buried at Fayetteville. 
viii James D.^ b. Sept. 9, 1825; d. Apr. 23, 1826; buried 

at Cazenovia, N. Y. 
ix Hiram H.'^, b. June 26, 1827; d. Apr. 24, 1845; buried 

at Kirkville, N. Y. ; unm. 
X Lewis hJ, b. June 17, 1829; killed in the battle of the 

Wilderness, 1864; unm. 
xi Harriet^ D., b. Dec. 27, 183 1 ; d. , 1908, at 

Rochester, N. Y. ; m. Thomas Hussey, Oct. 18, 

1852, buried at Rochester. Had one dau., Adelaide 

A.^ Hussey, now living in that city. 

Wellington^ Parsons went to Newaygo, Mich., in 1846. He 
was employed in the lumber business and in an accident was 
crippled for life. In 1856 he was appointed Deputy Register of 
Deeds and Deputy County Clerk, holding the positions for two 
years when they were separated and he was elected Register of 
Deeds and was re-elected at the end of every term until he held the 
office for twenty years, and voluntarily retired in 1878. In 1900 
he sold his home and lived with a sister in Rochester, N. Y., 
until his death. He is buried at Fayetteville, N. Y. He was a 
member of the Masonic Lodge and the Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons of Newaygo, Mich., and was a Knight Templar. An 
obituary notice in a Newaygo paper spoke of him as "discharging 
every duty with rare fidelity and integrity" and as "one of the 
most honest and honourable of men." 

(Continued from p. 127, Vol. i.) 
Aaron* Parsons, son of DanieP and Abigail (Cooley) Parsons 
m. (i) Mercy Atkinson, (2) Experience Robinson. He was a 
soldier in the French War and was at the Battle of Lake George. 
His sons, Aaron^, Charles^, Elijah'^, and Eli"', were soldiers in 
the Revolution, and his son Zenas^ was the proprietor of the 
well-known Parsons Tavern in Springfield, Mass., during the 
Revolutionary War. Records of the descendants of Charles^, 
Elijah"', and Eli"' are for the most part in Vol. i. 



158 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

RuFUS® Parsons (Aaron^ Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cor- 
net Joseph^), b. Mar. 17, 1767, at Springfield, Mass.; d. Oct., 
1835, at Ellington, Conn. He m. (i) at Springfield, July 13, 
1786, Anna Parker of Springfield; m. (2) at Ellington, Conn., 
widow Nancy (Grinman) Lewis of Newport, R. I. He removed 
from Springfield to Ellington, Conn., and for fifteen years was 
employed as miller in the grist mill of Timothy Holton. She d. 
July 31, 1845, aged 88, at Ellington. 

A grandson writes : 

"I remember my grandfather Parsons as being a very fine 
man, but very unfortunate, being lame for a great many years 
before he died. He had to use crutches from the effects of a 
white swelling and at last it was the cause of his death, for he 
was going to visit his son Adna, then living in Coventry, and 
driving a horse and wagon all alone, and feeling chilly, as was 
supposed, he arose to put on an overcoat, and losing his balance 
fell and broke his neck." 

Children of Rufus'^ and Nancy (Grinman-Lewis) Parsons, 
all born at Ellington, Conn. : 

319 i Rufus^ b. Feb. 20, 1794; m. Chloe Weston. 

320 ii Harvey^ b. ,1794; d. Nov. 23, 1825 ; m. Hannah 

Blood. 

321 iii Adna^, b. Apr. 17, 1797; m. Eunice Abbott Chandler. 

322 iv Sally Holton^, b. May 7, 1799; m. Daniel Spencer. 

323 V Nancy^ b. Sept. 2, 1800; m. Orville Dimmock. 

(Continued from p. 138, Vol. i.) 
Sophia" Parsons (Col. Eh^ Aaron*, Daniel', Esq. Joseph-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 17, 1786, in Mass.; d. May 5, 1815, at 
Oswego, N. Y. ; m. Dougherty. 

Children of and Soppiia*' (Parsons) Dougherty, 

all born at Oswego, N. Y. : 

324 i Sophia Matilda^ Dougherty, b. , 181 1; m. H. V. 

Horton. 
ii Maria Parsons^ Dougherty, b. , 1813; m. Dr. 

Musgrave, a physician of Cincinnati, Ohio; no 

children, 
iii Alfred" Dougherty, b. ; d. in infancy. 



SIXTH GENERATION 159 

(Record on page 13S, Vol. i. revised and continued.) 

Richard Henry® Parsons (Col. Eli^ Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 30, 1794, at Springfield or 
Cherry Valley, Otsego County, N. Y. ; d. Apr. 30, 1869, at 
Eugene, Ore. He m. at Hallowell, Ont., Jan. 6, 1817, Harriet 
Ludington; b. at Warren, Herkimer Co., N. Y., Oct. 18, 1798; 
d. at Eugene, Ore., Jan. 11, 1873. He resided for several years 
at Oswego, N. Y., then at Scipio, Seneca Co., Ohio; then to 
Lake Co., Ind. In March, 1853, he and his children with their 
families, together with several other families, started for the 
Oregon Territory, the whole company, with their ox and horse 
teams and covered wagons, making a large caravan. The 
journey took about six months. The route was through Illinois, 
Iowa, Nebraska, but then all west of the Missouri River was 
known as Indian Territory, following in the main Platte River 
and its branches to the mountains across the Rocky Mountains 
to a point on the Columbia River and down the river to the 
vicinity of Eugene, where he settled. 

One of the women of the family kept a diary of the long 
journey, which tells of the country through which they journeyed ; 
their trials and hardships, and how they and their animals sub- 
sisted. It was then beyond the Missouri River, a country without 
settlement, except at the forts, or Indian reservations, and over 
which roamed the buffalo, antelope, deer and wolves, and the 
Indians who were at times hostile. 

He was Justice of the Peace at Eugene in its early days and 
later Collector of Customs and Postmaster. The following is 
an extract from an obituary notice published in the Pacific 
Christian Advocate of Portland, Ore., of INIay 29, 1869: 

"Richard H. Parsons, of Eugene City, Lane County, Oregon, 
departed this life in full prospect of immortal glory, April 30, 
1869, aged 75 years and 3 months. Deceased was born in Spring- 
field, Otsego County. N. Y. His last illness of some four months 
duration was very severe, had been gradually failing in health 
for several months before his death, and had in the meantime 
almost lost his eyesight; consecjuently was obliged to close up 
his business transactions, although his mind was strong and 
vigorous, and his capacity for business as clear and good as ever. 
Father Parsons, as he was familiarly called by all classes, was 
a kind and genial Christian man; always a cheerful and pleasant 



l6o THE PARSONS FAMILY 

greeting for friends and acquaintances, even down to the little 
ones, and was beloved and respected by all who knew him. Father 
of a large family, he, with the most of them, in the year 1853, 
emigrated from Lake County, Indiana, to Oregon. After endur- 
ing the hardships of crossing the Plains, and seeking in these 
western wilds a home for himself and his, he finally settled with 
his children and grandchildren around him in Eugene City, where 
he resided until called to the City above." 

Children of Richard Henry^ and Harriet 
( LuDi ngton ) Parsons : 
324a i Cynthia hJ, b. Jan. 12, 1818; m. (i) James McClung; 
m. (2) Bell Jennings. 

325 ii Marcia GJ, b. Dec. 29, 1819; m. Charles Martin. 

326 iii Richard Henry", b. at Oswego, N. Y., Mar. 27, 1822; 

m. (i) Julia A. Sanger; m. (2) Mrs. Mary Collins 
Davis. 

327 iv Mary Cornelia^ b. at Oswego, N. Y., Mar. 10, 1824; 

m. Stephen O. Marvin. 

328 v Marie Augusta^, b. Jan. 25, 1826; m. Thomas Belshaw. 
vi Alfred S.^ b. at Oswego, N. Y., Mar. 22, 1829; d. 

Oct. 29, 1829. 
vii Elizabeth H.^ b. at Oswego, N. Y., Nov. 20, 1831 ; d. 
Lane Co., Ore., May 6, 1854. 

329 viii Oscar SamueF, b. Scipio, Ohio, May 26, 1834; m. 

Miss A. G. Horton. 

330 ix Helen M.^ b. at Scipio, Ohio, May 2, 1836; m. Avory 

A. Smith. 

331 X William Walter^ b. at Scipio, Ohio, Sept. 15, 1840; 

m. Phebe E. Walton. 

(Continued from page 140, Vol. i.) 
Dea. James Allen*' Parsons (Moses^ Moses*, Moses^ Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 12, 1801, at Essex, Vt. ; m. 
(i) Sept. 7, 1824, Saloma Kclley; b. at Essex, Vt., dau. of 
Henry and Candan (Harrington) Kelley. She d. Jan. 18, 1826, 
at Essex Junction, Vt. He m. (2) Lydia Kelley (sister of ist 
wife) ; b. Dec. 3, 1809, at Essex, Vt. He was deacon of the 
Congregational Church at Winooski Falls, Vt. In 1872 he 
resided at Essex Junction, Vt., and both d. there. 




HOSMER" PARSONS 
1807 — 1890 



SIXTH GENERATION l6l 

Child of Dea. James Allen^ and Saloma (Kelley) Parsons, 
all his children born at Colchester, Vt. : 
i Heman Lowry^ b. Dec. 5, 1825; m. Jan. 13, 1849, 
Susan Thompson of Colchester. 

Children of Dea. James Allen" and Lydia (Kelley) Parsons : 
ii Demerit", b. June 27, 1827; m. Feb. i, i860, Mrs. 
Juliette Burritt, dau. of Hon. Penniman. In 

1872 he resided in Philadelphia, Pa. 

332 iii Sylvanus Morgan', b. Feb. 13, 1829; m. Susan Fuller, 
iv Henry Kelley', b. Dec. 17, 1830. 

333 V Olive Saloma^ b. Jan. 6, 1832 ; m. Alamandcr Athcrton ; 

d. Sept. 13, 1874. 

vi Lavina Kate', b. Apr. 2, 1833. 

vii Candace Harrington^, b. Mar. 8, 1835 ; m. David 
Bowie; d. June 27, 1912; one son, David William 
Bowie; b. July 30, 1874. 
viii Jackson MorrilF, b. June 8, 1838; d. Aug. 24, 1862; 
enlisted in Civil War at North Cambridge, Mass., 
May I, 1862, in 3d Mass. Battery; was in the seven 
days' fight before Richmond ; fell sick with fever 
and d. on his way home on steamer Anglo Saxon, 
between Philadelphia and Boston ; buried at Col- 
chester, Vt. 

ix Harmon", b. Apr. 4, 1841 ; m. Sept. [9, 1865, Juliette 
Wolcott, dau. of Chauncey and Electa (Griftin) Wol- 
cott of Colchester, Vt. ; d. Sept. 18, 1913. 

X Eliza Mary'', b. Feb. 2, 1844; d. Apr., 1912. 

334 xi James Allen^ b. Dec. 19, 1845 > iii- Isabelle Graham 

Sawyer, 
xii Josiah Potter', b. Apr. 23, 1848. 
xiii Lucia Thorp^, b. Sept. 28, 1850; d. Sept. 20, 1903. 

(Continued from page 141, Vol. i.) 
Hosmer** Parsons (PauP, Lieut. SamueP, Moses", Esq. Joseph'-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. at Hartland, Conn., Jan. 2, 1807; d. June 4, 
1890, at New Britain, Conn. ; m. Jan. 2, 1832, Mahala Tuller. 

Children of Hosmer*^ and Mahala (Tuller) Parsons: 
i Alonzo F.'^, b, Nov., 1832; d. 1833. 
334a ii George Walter'^, b. June 28, 1834; m. Samantha Terry. 
334b iii Lucy Elizabeth^, b. June 21, 1837; m. Frank Hart. 



1 62 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

(Continued from page 142, Vol. i.) 
Chester*' Parsons (Noah-, Noah^ Noah^ Esq. Joseph^, Cor-' 
net Joseph^), b. at Westhamp(on, Mass., Jan. 22, 1790; m. at 
Northampton, Feb. 5. 1822, Miriam Clark; b. Oct. 13, 1802, dau. 
of Benoni and Eunice (Wright) Clark of AVesthampton. They 
moved to Skaneateles, N. Y., about 1830. He was a farmer for 
many years, but later, retiring, moved to Syracuse where he d. 
Aug. 21, 1874. She d. Jan. 2, 1882. 

Children of Chester*' and Miriam (Clark) Parsons: 
i Charles Benoni^, b. Mar. 7, 1823; d. Aug. 21, 1832. 
ii Augusta Theresa", b. Oct. 16, 1827; m. May 12, 1853, 
Austin Rust of Northampton, Mass. They settled 
in Wisconsin, but later moved to Syracuse, N. Y., 
where she d. Oct. 31, 1890. He d. Mar. 25, 1892. 
Child: (i) Frederick Chester^ Rust, b. at Sugar 
Creek, Wis., Jan. 12, 1856. He was killed in a hotel 
fire in New Orleans, La., Dec. 21, 1889. 

(Continued from page 142, Vol. i.) 
Sarah" Parsons (Noah^, Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. at Westhampton, Mass., Jan. 8, 1793; m. Luther 
Clark; b. Sept. i, 1789; d. Oct. 30, 1881 ; son of Nathan and 
Eunice (Rust) Clark. He was b. at Westhampton and moved 
to Skaneateles, N. Y., in 1835, where he lived thereafter and d. 
He was a farmer by occupation. He was for forty-five years a 
member and for thirty-four years an Elder in the Presbyterian 
Church ; "a true christian, a good citizen, as full of usefulness 
as of years, he is gathered to his fathers." 

Children of Luther and Sarah" (Parsons) Clark, 
all born at Westhampton, Mass. : 
i Noah Parsons" Clark, b. May 2, 1817. He went to 
Auburn, N. Y., in 1835, and with his uncle, Spencer" 
Parsons, and his cousin, J. Ives'' Parsons, was 
engaged in the manufacture of clothing. In 1861 
he was appointed deputy postmaster at Auburn, and 
later postmaster, holding this office until a short time 
prior to his death, so that for nearly thirty years he 
was acting or actual head of the office. He was a 



SIXTH GENERATION 1 63 

man of domestic tastes, warm friendships, and of an 
earnest Christian character; a devoted member of 
St. Peter's Episcopal Church for sixteen years, and 
officer and senior warden when he d. He m.. in 
1845, Ji-il'a Palmer of St. Louis, Mo., who d. Oct. 
29, 1897. He d. July 14, 1892. No children. 

335 ii Edwin" Clark, b. Apr. 9, 1820; m. Esther Warren^ 

Parsons, 
iii Chauncey' Clark, b. Nov. 26, 1822; d. Aug. 31, 1848. 

336 iv Charles Parsons'^ Clark, b. Nov. 26, 1822; m. Aurelia 

Nolton. 

(Continued from page 142, Vol. i.) 
Esther*' Parsons (Noah^, Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. at Westhampton, Mass., May 17, 1799; m. June 16, 
1822, Charles Rust of Onondago Hill, where they lived until 
1830, when they moved to Syracuse. He became well known 
throughout central New York as the proprietor of the Old Syra- 
cuse House, at that time the best known hotel in the state west 
of New York City. He d. Oct. 8, 1867. She d. in 1882, having 
lived in Syracuse over fifty years. She was a member of the 
First Presbyterian Church, and at one time one of the managers 
of the Onondago Orphan Asylum ; "a woman of most devout 
philanthropy and a dear friend to an extended circle." 

Children of Charlies and Esther'" (Parsons) Rust: 
^^y 1 Spencer Parsons' Rust, b. May 31, 1823; m. Georgiana 

Ostrander. 
338 ii Stiles Mortimer' Rust, b. Oct. 16, 1825; m. (i) in 
1853, Eleanor Burt; m. (2) Olivia Smith, 
iii Sarah Edwards^ Rust, b. in 1830; d. Mar. 30, 1843. 
iv Charles Ives" Rust, b. in 1834; d. Mar. 17, 1835. 
V Esther Avira' Rust, b. in 1840; d. Nov. 26, 1873. 

109 Lucretia*' Kingsley (Enos^, Jemima* Parsons, Noah'', 
Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 3, 1764, at Northampton, 
Mass.; m. , 1798, Levi Lyman; b. Jan. 30, 1763, son of 

William and Jemima Lyman. He was cashier of the Hampshire 
County Bank, chairman of the Northampton Board of Selectmen, 
chairman of the County Commissioners, Register of Deeds from 
1796 to 181 1, and from 1821 to his death. 



164 the parsons family 

Children of Levi and Lucretia® (Kingsley) Lyman: 
i Robert^ Lyman, b. Apr. 5, 1790; d. Oct. 10, 1820; was 
Lieutenant in the LT. S. Navy. 

ii William W. C' Lyman, b. Mar. 10, 1792; d. near New 
Orleans, La. 

iii Charles'' Lyman, b. ; d. in Georgia, aged 25. 

iv Clarissa" Lyman, b. ; m. Oct. 30, 182 1, William 

Richards, a missionary to the Sandwich Islands for 
twenty years. He returned and d. in New Haven, 
Conn., in 1861. She d. June 10, 1863. 

V Lucretia" Lyman, b. Sept. , 1795 ; d. Mar. 31, 1807. 

vi Elizabeth' Lyman, b. Aug. 19, 1799; m. George A. 
Clark of Northampton ; d. in 1852. 

vii John' Lyman, b. July 31, 1801 ; d. Oct. 4, 1802. 

no Abigail** Kingsley (Enos^ Jemima* Parsons, Noah^ 
E.sq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 30, 1766, at Northampton, 
Mass.; m. , 1791, Joseph Hunt Breck. 

Child OF Joseph Hunt and Abigail*^ (Kingsley) Breck: 
i Rachel' Breck, b. June 6, 1792; m. June 20, 1819, 
George Hooker, M.D. ; b. Mar. 17, 1793, son of 
John and Sarah (Dwight) Hooker. He graduated 
from Yale College in 1814. 

Ill Asenath'"' Kingsley (Enos'', Jemima* Parsons, Noalr, 
Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph*), b. Oct. 27, 1772, at Northampton; 
m. Nov. 15, 1796, Jacob Wicker; b. Feb. 20, 1773, at Hardvvick, 
Mass.; d. Sept. 15, 1844, at Lockport, N. Y. She d. there May 
8, 1885. 

Children of Jacob and Asenath" (Kingsley) Wicker, 
all born in Northampton, Mass. : 
i William' Wicker, b. Jan. 2, 1799; m. July 5, 1821, 

Orilla Beyington; d. Sept. 29, 1873. 
ii George Franklin' Wicker, b. Feb. i, 1800; m. Mar. 

6, 1821, Jerusha Smith; d. Dec. 3, 1837. 
iii Sally' Wicker, b. Feb. 28, 1802. 

iv Maria' Wicker, b. May 12, 1804; m. Apr. 29, 1827, 
John Dean Perigo; d. May 7, 1878. 



SIXTH GENERATION 1 65 

V Lawrence S.^ Wicker, b. Jan. 6, 1806; m. Sept. 28, 
1829, Eliza M. Thompson ; d. June 28, 1847. 

vi Asenath" Wicker, b. Nov. 23, 1808; m. June 15, 1829, 
Isaac Hitchcock Perigo of Middlebury, Vt. ; b. Sept. 
10, 1807, at Fort Ticonderoga, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 25, 
1875, at Lockport, N. Y. She d. Sept. i, 1872, at 
Hudson, 111. 

112 Joseph'^ Kingsley (Joseph^ Jemima* Parsons, Noah^, 
Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 14, 1770; d. Aug. 2, 1864, 
aged 94; m. Sept. 30, 1793, Abigail Caverly Strong; b. Feb. 21, 
1773, dau. of Ezra and Temperance (Phelps) Strong of Williams- 
burg, Mass. She d. May 11, 1843. He was a farmer, also a 
capable and active business man ; was a tanner and shoe manu- 
facturer and owned the first machine in that vicinity for carding 
wool, and started his sons in the manufacture of woollen and 
satinet cloths. 

Children of Joseph''' and Abigail Caverly 

(Strong) Kingsley: 
Lucy" Kingsley, b. Dec. 14. 1794; m. Jesse^ Lyman. 
Josiali Strong' Kingsley, b. Dec. 17, 1799; m. Lorinda 

Morris. 
Alvan^ Kingsley, b. Apr. 13, 1803 ; d. May 9, 1803. 
Zenas" Kingsley, b. Feb. 19, 1805 ; m. Susan Elwell. 
Daniel Edward^ Kingsley, b. Jan. 7, 1808; d. Oct. 

26, 1826. 
Justus" Kingsley, b. Jan. 8, 181 1; d. Nov. 26, 1825. 
Hinckley" Kingsley, b. Nov. i, 1813; d. Dec. 11, 1813. 

113 Ezra" Kingsley (Joseph^, Jemima* Parsons, Noah^ Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 16, 1771, at W^esthampton, 
Mass.; d. July 31, 1835; m. (i) Dec. 10, 1794, Miriam Rust of 
Chesterfield, Mass.; b. Mar. 30, 1775, dau. of Elijah and Miriam 
(Strong) Rust. She d. Apr. 28, 1810. He m. (2) Dec. 26, 
181 1, Hannah Clark; b. May 31, 1782-3, dau. of Dea. Martin 
and Hannah (Clapp) Clark of Westhampton. She d. Apr. 6, 
1840. He was a farmer and was killed by lightning. 



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l66 the parsons family 

Children of Ezra® and Miriam (Rust) Kingsley: 

342 i Wealthy" Kingsley, b. Nov. 26, 1796; m. John Adams 

Judd. 

343 ii Oren" Kingsley, b. Nov. 20, 1802; m. Emily Hooker. 

Children of Ezra''' and Hannah (Clark) Kingsley: 
iii Miriam Rust^ Kingsley, b. Mar. 14, 1815; d. Mar. 26, 
1882; m. Sept. 3, 1835, Horace Baker, son of Oliver 
and Lucinda (Kingsley) Baker of Chesterfield. He 
d. Mar. 12, 1845. No children. 

344 iv Ezra Munson^ Kingsley, b. Oct. 21, 1817; m. (i) 

Sarah Ann Campbell; m. (2) Almira Woodward 
Acorn. 

114 Bela*' Kingsley (Joseph'"', Jemima* Parsons, Noah", Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 14, 1775; d. Mar. 6, 1839; m. 
(i) Lucy Edwards, dau. of Solomon Edwards of Westhampton, 
Mass., and later of Marcellus, N. Y. She d. Aug. 14, 181 1. He 
m. (2) Feb. 5, 1814, Eunice Strong, dau. of Lieut. Noah Strong. 
He was a farmer at Forestville, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., where 
he d. 

Children of Bela*' and Eunice (Strong) Kingsley: 
i Isabella^ Kingsley, b. 

345 ii Parmelia^ Kingsley, b. ; m. Lewis Bartlett. 
iii Lucy" Kingsley, b. 

iv Bela^ Kingsley, b. 
v Catherine'^ Kingsley, b. 
vi Marianna^ Kingsley, b. 

115 Miriam" Kingsley (Joseph^, Jemima* Parsons, Noah"', 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 18, 1777; m. Aug. 9, 1798, 
Joseph Norton; b, Aug. 8, 1777, at Suffield, Conn., son of Elijah 
and Elizabeth (Stiles) Norton. He d. Aug. 24, 1847, aged 70. 
She d. Apr. 11, 1845, aged 67. He was a farmer at Westhamp- 
ton, Mass. 

Children of Joseph and Miriam*' (Kingsley) Norton: 
i Elizabeth Stiles" Norton, b. May 3, 1799; d. Sept. 

II, 1802. 
ii Horace Kent^ Norton, b. Nov. 3, 1800; d. Sept. 9, 1802. 



SIXTH GENERATION 167 

346 iii Elizabeth Stiles' Norton, b. Jan. 6, 1803 ; m. Jesse 

Elwell. 

iv Elmira'' Norton, b. Sept. 6, 1805; m. Oct. 11, 1827. 
Leonard M. Barton; b. June 8, 1802. He d. June 
26, 1858, aged 56, at Lottsville, Pa., while on a visit 
to relatives. They resided at Rochester, N. Y. 

V Isabel Strong" Norton, b. Aug. 13, 1808; m. Dea. 
Moses Ludden of Westhampton, Mass. 

347 vi Horace Kent' Norton, b. Aug. 25, 1812; m. Margaret 

Polhemus. 

348 vii Joseph Frances" Norton, b. Aug. 18, 1815; m. xA.nna 

Elwell Bridgeman. 

116 Dorcas** Kingsley (Joseph^ Jemima* Parsons, Noah''-, 
Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 20, 1779; d. May 2t,, 
1863; m. (i) Nov. 27, 1804, Salmon Wait, son of Salmon and 
Jemima (Ellis) Wait of Williamsbtirg, Mass. He d. She m. 
(2) Dec. 25, 1834, Elisha Barnard (his 2d wife) of Shelburne, 
Mass.; b. July 28, 1763, son of John and Ruth (Callin) Barnard. 
Her first husband was a farmer and cooper at Williamsburg, 
Mass. ; her second husband was a carpenter and joiner at Shel- 
burne, Mass. 

Children of Salmon and Dorcas^ (Kingsley) Wait: 

349 i Climena" Wait, b. May 13, 1806; m. (i) Waldo Hunt 

Ludden; m. (2) Sylvester Barnard. 

350 ii Emily Strong" Wait, b. Feb. 29, 1808; d. Feb. 15, 1904; 

m. Joseph Fitch Ludden. 

351 iii Oliver Dickinson' Wait, b. Dec. 12, 1810; m. Emily 

Guilford, 
iv Salmon Kingsley' Wait, b. Apr. 30, 1817; d. Feb. 15, 
1901 ; m. May 28, 1840, Electa Morton of Whately, 
Mass. He was a farmer at Williamsburgh, in 1870. 

117 Hervey*^ Kingsley (Joseph^ Jemima* Parsons, Noah^ 
E.sq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 21, 1785 ; d. Oct. 24, 1825; 
m. Sept. 25, 1813, Aurelia Stanton of Huntington, Mass.; b. 
Mar. II, 1789, dau. of Elisha and Peggy (Rust) Stanton. He 
was a farmer and lived on the old homestead at Westhampton, 



l68 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Mass. He d. in the prime of his life and usefulness. He was 
a man of God and zealous in His service. She removed to Elli- 
cottville, N. Y., in 1838, and d. there, Jan. 24, 1847. 

Children of Hervey" and Aurelia (Stanton) Kingsley: 

352 i Hervey Stanton' Kingsley, b. Nov. 6, 1814; m. Abi 

Kinne. 
ii Klisha Stebbins'^ Kingsley, b. June 28, 1816; d. Apr. 
15, 1859, at Ellicottville, N. Y. 

353 iii Eliza Ann'^ Kingsley, b. May 25, 1818; m. Elisha S. 

Williams, 
iv Theron" Kingsley, b. July 12, 1820; d. July 31, 1845, 
at Chesterfield, Mass. 

V Aurelia^ Kingsley, b. Apr. 25, 1822; d. Apr. 29, 1833. 
vi Nelson Strong'^ Kingsley, b. Nov. 24, 1824; m. Dec. 

9, 1846, Lucy M. Hulburt of Ellicottville, N. Y. He 
was a farmer at Ellicottville, N. Y., and later at 
Summit, Steele Co., Minn., in 1870. Child: (i) 
Frank Theron^ Kingsley, b. Mar. 12, 1863. 

118 Wareham'^ Kingsley (Joseph^, Jemima* Parsons, Noah^, 
Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 11, 1788; d. May i, 1862; 
m. Apr. 28, 1814, Olive Avery; b. Jan. 19, 1795, at Montgomery, 
Mass., dau. of William and Sarah (Dewey) Avery. She d. July 
18, 1858. He was a farmer at Westhampton. 

Children of Wareham*^ and Olive (Avery) Kingsley: 

354 i Rowland Avery^ Kingsley, b. Apr. 28, 1815 ; m. Pamelia 

Morey. 

355 ii Alvin W^areham' Kingsley, b. Oct. 4, 1816; m. Char- 

lotte Augusta Wood, 
iii Philetus Dewey' Kingsley, b. July 3, 1819; d. Aug. 
30, 1828. 

356 iv Almeron A.'^ Kingsley, b. Oct. 17, 1822; m. Pamelia 

(Morey) Kingsley. 

V Olive Jane'^ Kingsley, b. May 9, 1827; d. Mar, 25, 1910. 

119 Marvel^ Kingsley (Joseph"^, Jemima* Parsons, Noah^ 
Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 28, 1792; d. Feb. 18, 1857, 



SIXTH GENERATION 1 69 

aged 64; m. Oct. 28, 1818, Emily Rust; b. Oct. 9, 1799, at 
Chester, Mass., dau. of Joseph and Mary (Bonner) Rust of 
Westhampton. She d. Aug. 13, 1852. He was a shoemaker and 
farmer and a deaf mute. 

Children of Marvel" and Emily (Rust) Kingsley : 
i Daughter, b. and d. July, 1819. 

ii Sophia Beaman^ Kingsley, 1'. May , 1820 ; d. Oct. 
12, 1821, 

iii Samantha Rusf^ Kingsley, b. Sept. 19, 1822; m. Nov. 
15, 1843, John Milton Knight, son of Milton and 
Caroline (Clapp) Knight, a farmer of Westhampton, 
Mass. Children: (i) George Elderkin^ Knight, b. 
Nov. 15, 1844; m. Dec. 5, 1865, Lucy Ann Hooker, 
dau. of Festus and Mary (Strong) Hooker. (2) 
Ostenelli Channing® Knight, b. Sept. 21, 1857. 

iv & V Twin daughters, b. Nov. 22, 1825; d. Dec, 1825. 

357 vi Arlina Shepard" Kingsley, b. Apr. 19, 1827; m. George 

Nelson King, 

358 vii Elmira Norton' Kingsley, b. Apr. 19, 1827; m. Charles 

Clarke King, 
viii William Mather^ Kingsley, b. Mar. 7, 1833; d. May 12, 
1864, aged 31, at battle of Spottsylvania ; m. Oct. 
30, i860, Philena Gertrude Clapp. She d. Apr, 12, 
1864. Child: (i) William Hamilton'' Kingsley, b. 
and d. Apr. 2, 1864. 
ix George Bonner' Kingsley, b. Oct. 10, and d. Oct. 

14, 1834. 
X Mary Elizabeth' Kingsley, b. Dec. 20, 1838; d. May 
12, 1906. 

120 Jemima*' Lyman (Jemima^ Kingsley, Jemima'' Parsons, 
Noah", Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 19, 1775; d. Oct. 
31, 1838, aged 63, at Southampton, Mass.; m. (i) Mar. 10, 
1796, Jonathan Clarke; b. Apr. 15, 1774, at Northampton, Mass., 
son of Jonathan, Jr., and Sarah (Strong) Clarke of Westhamp- 
ton. He was a farmer, surveyor and conveyancer of land at 
Westhampton, and d. Feb. 23, 1814. She m. (2) Gains Searle 
of Southampton. 



170 the parsons family 

Children of Jonathan and Jemima® (Lyman) Clarke: 

359 i Rev. Dorus^ Clarke, D.D., b, Jan. 2, 1797; m. May 

20, 1824, Hannah Alford Bliss. 

360 ii Rev. Tertius Strong" Clarke, D.D., b. Dec. 17, 1798; 

m. Almira Alcott Marshall, 
iii Adolphus' Clarke, b. May , 1801 ; d. .Sept. 15, 1802. 
iv Sarah" Clarke, b. July 4, 1803; d. Mar. 17, 1833; m. 

Edwin Kingsley. 

V Jemima^ Clarke, b. Feb. 13, 1806; d. Feb. 20, 1806. 

vi Adolphus" Clarke, b. Oct. 26, 1807; d. Oct. 2'j, 1807. 

vii Lucina^ Clarke, b. Mar. 20, 1809 ; ni. ( i ) Genl. Hiram 
Ball, M.C., of Granville, Drake Co., Ohio. He d. 
She m. (2) Hon. Wm. M. Wilson of Granville, 
Judge of County Court of Drake Co., Ohio. 

viii Sophia^ Clarke, b. Sept. 15, 1811; d. Jan. 13, 1839. 

122 Mary'' Parsons (Sylvanus^, Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 9, 1785 ; d. Mar., 1866; m. Feb. 7, 1805, 
John Wentworth ; b. Apr. 3, 1783, at Coventry, Conn., son of 
Daniel and Susanna (Turner) Wentworth of Washington, Mass. 

Children of John and Mary" (Parsons) Wentworth: 
i Elisha'^ Wentworth, b. Sept. 22, 1806, at Hinsdale, 
Mass. ; m. Nov. 2, 1833, Lucy Ann West of Johns- 
burg, N. Y. 

ii William A.^ Wentworth, b. Apr. 3, 180S; m. July 30, 
183 1, Frances Childs. 

iii Daniel James'^ Wentworth. b. Jan. 16, 181 1, at Middle- 
field, N. Y. ; m. Almira Allen. 

iv Sylvanus" Wentworth, b. July 16, 1814; m. Dec. 22, 
1835, Edith Russell of Russell, Herkimer Co., N. Y. 

V John F." Wentworth, b. June 16, j8i8; d. Mar. 14, 

1847, at Alton, 111. 

vi David P.^ Wentworth, b. May 25, 1820, at Windsor, 
Mass.; m. Dec. 28, 1841, Elizabeth H. Baldwin. 

vii Mary Elizabeth" Wentworth, b. Mar. t.'j, 1830, at Wind- 
sor, Mass.; m. Apr. 21, 1850, Benjamin F. Bissell. 

123 Timothy*' Parsons (Sylvanus^ Noah*, Noah^, Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. , 1794; m. Desire Curtis of 
Worthington, Mass. 



sixth generation i?! 

Childrkx of Timothy'' and Desire (Curtis) Parsons, 
all born at Worthington, Mass. : 
i Edwin^ b. ; d. aged 4. 

ii Julia^, b. ; d. young. 

iii Anna Maria^ b. Apr. i, 1831 ; m. (1) June 4, 1851, 
Lyman Beecher Strong; b. June 24, 1828, son of 
John, Jr., and Heziah (Sheldon) Strong of South- 
ampton, Mass. He d. Nov. 10, 1856. She m. (2) 
Edward Swan of Westfield, Mass. Children: (i) 
Julia Ann^ Strong, b. Feb. 23, 1852. (2) Harriet 
Beecher* Swan, b. 

iv Edwin Cook^ b. ; d. July, 1862, at Baton 

Rouge, La. 

V Edgar^, b. 

vi Ellen'^, b. ; m. Gideon Searles. Resided at South- 

ampton. 



124 Sylvanus'^ Parsons (Sylvan us"', Noah*, Noah^, Esq. 
Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. at , June 17, 1795; d. Mar. 

18, i860, at Greenbush, N. Y., aged 64 yrs. 9 mos. i day; m. 
at , 1815, Isabel Wiltse; b. Jan. 26, 1798, dau. of 

He owned and ran tow and passenger boats on the Hudson River. 

Children of Sylvanus'' and Isabel (Wiltse) Parsons: 

361 i Mary Elizabeth', b. May 9, 1820; m. Thomas Sewell. 

362 ii Harriet', b. , 1822; m. Harleigh Mather. 

iii Rachel Julia^ b. Aug. 10, 1824; d. Apr. 26, 1878. 

363 iv Harvey Emmett^, b. Aug. 4, 1834; m. Elizabeth 

Penfield. 
V Isabel Louisa", b. ; d. aged 12. 

vi Angeline Eliza''', b. ; d. aged 10. 

vii Fleming'^, b. 
viii Sylvanus"^, b. 



125 David® Parsons (Sylvanus^, Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. in 1796, at Worthington, Mass. ; d. at Canaan, 
N. Y. ; m. Dec. 24, 1820, Emily Pitkin Janes of Canaan, N. Y., 
dau. of Roger and Elizabeth (Warner) Janes. 



172 the parsons family 

Children of David*' and Emily Pitkin (Janes) Parsons: 
i Elizabeth', b. Feb. i, 1822. 

ii Chandler Janes', b. Mar. 8, 1823 ; m. Harriet A. Blinn 
iii David P.^ b. Nov. 15, 1824. 
iv Sylvanus', b. ; resided at Conway, Mass. 

126 Elijah" Parsons (Syh^anus'"', Noah'', Noali-', Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph'), b. at W'orthington, Mass., July 11, 
1800; d. at Lenox, Mass., Jan. 10, 1842; m. Apr. 29, 1820, 
Wealthy Sherman; b. Feb. 6, 1802; d. Mar. 9, 1854, 
dan. of 

Children of Elijah'^ and Wealthy (Sherman) Parsons: 

364 i Wealthy Melissa^ b. Aug. 2, 1823 ; m. Harvey Gilford, 
ii Nancy^ b. July 29, 1825, at Worthington, Mass. ; d. 

, 1856; m. in 1853, Charles Stevens of Valatia, 
N. Y. They had a child, a girl, who d. soon after 
birth. 

iii Mary^, b. June 26, 1828, at Worthington; d. in infancy. 

iv Mary (2d)^ b. May 8, 1831, at Worthington; d. at 
Pittsfield, Mass., in 1868; m. 1847, George Vibbert 
of Hartford, Conn. Child: (i) Infant girl; d. after 
a few weeks. 

365 V Phoebe^, b. Aug. 6, 1833 ; m. James Goewey. 

366 vi Sarali Dwight', b. Mar. 19, 1836; m. Edward J. 

Raymond. 

vii Charles H.^ b. June 2, 1838, at Worthington, Mass. ; 
m. June 12, 1865, at Washington, Mass., Ellen 
Stearns; b. Nov. 23, 1845, ^t Windsor, Mass., d. 
Apr. 26, 1911, at Geneva, N. Y., dau. of Silas and 
Mary (Goodsell) Stearns. Child: (i) Mary Eliza- 
beth^, b. June 4, 1870, at Pittsfield, Mass. ; m. Feb. 
15, 1893, at Geneva, N. Y., Steven Henry Loomis; 
b. June 28. 1866, at Fayette, N. Y., son of Stephen 
Tippits and Rebecca (Mullen) Loomis. Child: (i) 
Donald Parsons'^ Loomis, b. Dec. 18, 1895, at 
Geneva, N. Y. 

viii Jane Augusta'^, b. Mar. 25, 1842, at Lenox, Mass. ; d. 
June, 1854. 



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127 Benjamin*^ Parsons (Sylvanus^ Noah^ Noah^, Esq. 
Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. at Northampton, Mass., Oct. i8, 
1807; bapt. May i, 1808 (church record); m. Dec. 5, 1831, 
Huldah Briggs AVilder (a direct descendant of Edward Wilder, 
who came from England and settled in \\''ingham, Mass., in 1638), 
b. at Cummington, Mass., Apr. 25, 1807, dau. of Seth and Dorcas 
(Briggs) Wilder. He d. at Lenox, Oct. 22, 1892. She d. at 
Lenox, Feb. 5, 1901. He moved from W'orthington, Mass., to 
Lenox in 1840, and purchased two adjoining farms- — the Johnson 
and Bush farms — and was a successful farmer until he d. 

Children of Benjamin® and Huldah Briggs 
(Wilder) Parsons: 
Benjamin G.^ b. Feb. 27, 1833; ^1. Jan. 18, 1856; unm. 
Lucy J.^ b. Aug. 3. 1835 ; d. Mar. 24, 1912; m. Hervey 

B. Barton. 
Christopher W.', b. Nov. 11, 1836; m. 1858, Kathrin 

Drake. 
Anna E.', b. Sept. 18, 1838; m. May 28, 1858, Abner 
B. Crosby. 
V William H.^ b. Oct. 2-], 1840; m. Nov., 1865, Margaret 
McCauley. He enlisted in the Civil War, in 49th 
Regt. Mass. Vols.; d. Feb. 22, 1867. No children, 
vi Edward W.", b. June 8, 1842; m. June 8, 1869, Jane 
M. Barton. He enlisted in the Civil War, in 49th 
Regt. Mass. Vols. ; d. Aug. 16, 1900. No children, 
vii Julius A.^ b. Mar. 7, 1845 5 "^- Bertia S. Bonds, Nov. 
20, 1872; d. Mar. 17, 1900. No children. 

370 viii John T.", b. July 22, 185 1; m. Elizabeth Tremain 

Rockwell. 

128 Laura^ Parsons (Gideon^, Noah*, Noah^ Esq. Joseph-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 18, 1802, at Windsor, Mass.; m. Dec. 
7, 1825, at Canaan, N. Y., Joseph H. Padelford; b. Sept. 23, 
1797, at Taunton, Mass., son of Joseph and Betsey (Harvey) 
Padelford of McHenry, 111. In 1871 they resided at Coldwater, 
Mich. He studied to be a physician, but did not practice. He 
d. Oct. 13, 1874. 

Children of Joseph H. and Laura*^ (Parsons) Padelford: 

371 i Hannah' Padelford, b. Dec. 19, 1826; m. Bennet 

Tiffany. 



174 THE PAKSONS FAMILY 

ii Gideon Newton^ Padelford, b. Mar. i8, 1829, at Cum- 
mington, Mass. ; d. Jan. 24, 1850, at Pulaski, Mich. 

iii William^ Padelford, b. Oct. 8, 183 1, at Cummington, 
Mass.; d. Dec. 20, 1851, in California. 

iv John" Padelford, b. Aug. 6, 1834, at Canandaigua, 
N. Y. ; d. Dec. 15, 1854, on Pacific Ocean on way 
to California. 
V Aurelia^ Padelford, b. Sept. i, 1836, at Wheatland, 
Mich.; m. July 13, 1856, at Quincy, Mich., James 
T. Porter; b. at Lockport, N. Y. She d. Oct. 26, 
1893. 4JhUd: (i) Laura Aurelia* Porter, b. Aug. 
19, 1870, at Coldwater, Mich. 

vi Junia" Padelford, b. Oct. 20, 1838; d. Jan. 29, 1859. 

vii Laura Jane" Padelford, b. June 29, 1842, at Wheat- 
land; d. Dec. 22, 1865; m. Jan. 23, 1865, Eric Wells 
at Battle Creek, Mich. Child: (i) Laura Mertie^ 
Wells, b. Oct. 26, 1865, at x\thens, Mich.; d. Jan. 
30, 1866. 

(Continued from page 143, Vol. i.) 

129 Gideon Newton" Parsons (Gideon', Noah*, Noah^, Esq. 
Joseph", Cornel Joseph^), b. Aug. 3, 1809, at Windsor, Mass.; 
d. Aug. 25, 1874, at Kinney's Four Corners, now Hannibal, 
Oswego Co., N. Y. He m. April 25, 1833, at Plainfield, Mass., 
Sarah Moore Campbell; b. Feb. 5, 1812, dau. of Joseph and 
Ruth (Grout) Campbell, widow of Edward Lewis Glover. Joseph 
Campbell was a Revolutionary soldier, a member of the regiment 
that defeated General Burgoyne, and was present when the latter 
surrendered to General Gates at Saratoga, Oct. 17, 1777, and took 
a toddy tvunbler from General Burgoyne's tent ; it contains nearly 
a quart and a half; measures 16 inches around the top, 11^ 
inches around the bottom, and is 6j/4 inches tajl. It has pictures 
engraved upon it. It is now in possession of Elinor C.^ Parsons, 
a granddaughter. 

Gideon Newton and Sarah M. Parsons were self-sacrificing 
and painstaking, gi\ing their children the best education they 
could. 

Eight daughters were born in succession, then two sons. When 
they moved from Massachusetts to W^ilmington, Vt., about 1850, 



SIXTH GENERATION 175 

the neighbors said a man was coming who had fourteen girls, 
the oldest seven years old, but there were seven girls, and the 
oldest 14. Four of the girls made a business of teaching and 
taught in Oswego, three of them at the same time. The four 
bought the home farm at Kinney's Four Corners, now Hannibal, 
N. Y., now occupied by Bert Cornet* Parsons, a grandson of 
Gideon Newton". He was a farmer and tanner. His wife d. 
Aug. 13, 1895, at the old farm. 

Children of Gideon Newton'' and Sarah Moore 
(Campbell) Parsons: 

372 i Mary Aurelia", b. Nov. lo, 1834; m. (i) Curtis C. 

Rice; m. (2) Daniel H. Dennison. 

373 ii Sarah Cornelia^ b. June 23, 1836; m. Andrew 

Stevenson, 
iii Laura Susannah", b. Sept. i, 1838, at Worthington, 
Mass.; d. Mar. 5, 1881, in New York City. She 
attended school at Falley Seminary, Fulton, N. Y., 
and graduated from Oswego Normal and Training 
School in 1862; she taught school in Canada, 
Oswego and New York City and other places in New 
York. She also wrote two volumes, "Gem of Dia- 
logues.'' 

374 iv Flora Therissa", 1). June 13, 1840. 

375 V Elizabeth Parks", (twin) b. Dec. iS, 1842. 

vi Elinor Clarke^ (twin) b. Dec. 18, 1842, at Worthing- 
ton, Mass. ; d. Feb. 27, 1845, at Worthington, Mass. 
vii Elinor Clarke^, b. Oct. 26, 1845, at Worthington, Mass. 
viii Julia Adelaide", b. Aug. 15, 1848, at Cummington, 
Mass.; d. Dec. 9, 1852, at Wilmington, Vt. 

376 ix Gideon Newton', Jr., b. Apr. i, 185 1 ; m. Betsy C. 

Worster. 

377 X Dwight Edward^ b. Oct. 18, 1856; m. Ella Baker. 

(Record on pages 143 and 202, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
130 Octavia" Parsons (Gideon^ Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. at Windsor, Berkshire Co., Mass., Oct. 7, 
1814; d. Apr. 19. 1857, at Windsor; m. at , Abiel Nichols 

(after the death of his ist wife, Jerusha Kingsley^ Parsons, sister 
of Octavia) ; b. 1809, at Berkeley, Mass. ; d. May 4, 1884, son of 



176 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Abiel and Fidelia (Briggs) Nichols. They lived for fifty years 
after marriage at Windsor. Mass., in the house he bought, and 
where his son, James, later lived and d. 

Children of Abiel and Octavia** (Parsons) Nichols, 
all born at Windsor, Berkshire Co., Mass.: 

378 i Jerusha Jane" Nichols, b. Feb. 18, 1844; m. Seth 

Abbott. 

379 ii Sarah Aurelia" Nichols, b. Feb. 14, 1846; m. James 

Palmer W^eter. 

380 iii James Walter Nichols, b. Oct. 10, 1848; m. Alice 

Bicknell. 

131 John Spencer" Parsons (Gideon'', Noah*, Noah", Esq. 
Joseph'-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Windsor. Mass., Mar. 13, 1814; 
m. in 1839, Laura Ford, b. in 1813, dau. of Seth and Lucy (Orr) 
Ford of Plainlield, Mass. They both d. at Manchester, Vt. He 
was a tanner. Copied from the tombstone at Manchester, Vt. : 
"John S. Parsons, Died Jan. 21, 1882. Age 66 years 10 months. 
His wife Laura F. died August 30, 1887, Age 78 years 9 months 
4 days." 

Child of John Spencer and Laura (Ford) Parsons: 
i Edward Spencer'', b. Oct., 1842, at Worthington, Mass. ; 

d. Apr. 27, 1851. at Cummington, Mass. 
ii Adopted daughter, Azzaline' Miner, b. May 29, 1845, 
at W'indsor, Mass. ; m. Sept. 30, i860, at West 
Dover, Vt., Edward W. Bogle; b. Jan. 13. 1839, at 
Newfanc, Vt. 

132 Maria'' Bliss (Martha^ Parsons, Timothy*, Noah^, Esq. 
Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. at Northampton, Mass., Sept. 6, 
1799; d. Feb. 10, 1873; m. May 29, 1816, Charles Jarvis Allen 
of New Haven, Conn. ; b. Feb. 6, 1795, at Barnardston, Mass. 
He d. Nov. 22, 1882. 

Children of Charles Jarvis and Maria" (Bless) Allen, 
all born at New Haven, Conn. : 
i Albert Bascom^ Allen, b. Dec. 6, 1817; d. Sept. 30, 

1818. 
ii Charles Wesley^ Allen, b. Dec. 9, 1819; d. Sept. 9, 1820. 



SIXTH GENERATION 177 

381 iii Charles Wesley^ Allen, 2d, b. May 21, 1821 ; m. (i) 

Mary R. Peck; m. (2) Grace E. Stevens, 
iv Henriette Maria^ Allen, b. May 16, 1823; d. Sept. 
24, 1825. 

382 V Heman Bangs^ Allen, b. Mar. i6, 1827; m. Margaret 

E. Ferguson. 

383 vi Hester Ann^ Allen, b. Aug. 22, 183 1 ; m. Edwin Avery 

Park, M.D. 
vii Martha Maria' Allen, b. Dec. 29, 1836; d. Nov. 3, 1840. 



133 Martha*^ Bliss (Martha^ Parsons, Timothy*, Noah^, Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Northampton, Mass., Sept. 28, 
1803; d. May 6, 1852; m. Nov. 7, 1826, James Harris Dunham 
of Pittsfield, Mass.; b. at Northampton, Aug. 28, 1803; d. Oct. 
28, 1890. 

Children of James Harris and Martha*' (Bliss) Dunham, 
all born at Pittsfield, Mass. : 

384 i Helen Maria'^ Dunham, b. Aug. 16, 1827; m. Albert 

Little. 
ii William Bliss'' Dunham, b. Aug. 7, 1829; d. Mar. 

15, 1852. 

385 iii James Harvey'^ Dunham, b. Nov. 28, 183 1 ; m. Harriet 

Winslow Lathrop. 

386 iv Henry Tappan'^ Dunham, b. Dec. 4, 1833 ; m. Martha 

Goodrich. 
V Catherine Ann^ Dunham, b. Oct. 28, 1835; d. Dec. 

25, 1855. 

vi Martha" Dunham, b. Feb. 13, 1838; d. July 27, 1838. 
vii Charles Allen^ Dunham, b. June 3, 1839; d. Feb. i, 

1841. 

viii Julia Prime' Dunham, b. June 3, 1839; d. Jan. 11, 1841. 

ix Abbie Allen^ Dunham, b. Apr. 15, 1841 ; m. (i) May 

3, 1864, Dr. F. N. Young, who d. Mar. 17, 1868. 

They had one child, Frank Graydon** Young; b. 

Jan. 2, 1865; d. Sept. i, 1865. She m. (2) Oct. 26, 

1887, C C. Burr; d. 1890. 

X Charles Theodore^ Dunham, b. Oct. 22, 1843; d. July 

26, 1845. 



178 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

xi George Bliss" Dunham, b. Aug. 31, 1848; d. Sept. 10, 

1848. 
xii Mary Pomeroy" Dunham, b. Sept. 14, 1849; d. Sept. 
13, 1850. 

134 William" Bliss (Martha'^ Parsons, Timothy*, Noah^, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Northampton, Mass., Feb. 
6, 1806; d, Dec. 14, 1842; m. at Northampton, Nov. 28, 1833, 
Esther Maria Cook; b. Mar. 18, 1805; d. Mar. 29, 1892, dau. 
of Ehjah and Esther (Clapp) Cook. He was a bookbinder in 
Northampton, connected with the book business of the late J. H. 
Butler at a time when all of the work was done by b.and ; one 
of the books of his work being the notable "Geology of Massa- 
chusetts," by Prof. Edward Hitchcock, later President of Amherst 
College. Both were members of the First Congregational 
Qiurch. His early death left her with the care of their young 
children, who owed much to her example of Christian faith 
and fortitude. 

Children of William'' and Esther Maria (Cook) Bliss, 
all born at Northampton, Mass. : 
i Maria Allen^ Bliss, b. Nov. 4, 1834; d. Aug. 9, 191 1, 
at Northampton. 
386a ii William^ Bliss, b. Mar. 31, 1836; m. S. Maria Clapp. 
iii George Spencer^ Bliss, b. May 8, 1838; d. Aug. 28, 

1839. 
iv George Spencer^ Bliss, 2d, b. Dec. 22, 1839. He was 
a soldier in the Civil War. Enlisted in Co. C, loth 
Regt., Mass. Vols. ; wounded in Peninsular Cam- 
paign and Nov. 18, 1862, was commissioned Capt. 
in Co. G, 52d Regt. Mass. Vols. He was wounded 
at Port Hudson, June 14, 1863, and d. two days later. 
V Emeline Cook" Bliss, b. Aug. 16, 1S41 ; now living in 
Northampton. 

135 Caroline'^ Bliss (Martha'"' Parsons, Timothy*, Noah^, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Northampton, Mass., Feb. 
14, 1809; d. Dec. 7, 1867; m. Mar. 14, 1827, Charles P. Kingsley 
of Northampton; b. Nov. 12, 1798, son of Ebenezer Kingsley 
of Northampton. 



SIXTH GENERATION 179 

Children of Charles P. and Caroline" (Bliss) Kingsley, 
all born at Northampton, Mass. : 
i Martha Bliss" Kingsley, b. June 24, 1828; d. Apr. 21, 

1883 ; unm. 
ii Mary Lucy^ Kingsley, b. Jan. 21, 1830; d. Sept. 24, 

1879; unm. 
iii Charles Bliss" Kingsley, b. Sept. 5, 1831 ; d. Aug. 7, 
1832. 

387 iv Charles Bliss^ Kingsley, b. Feb. 22, 1833 ; m. Elizabeth 

C. Holman. 

388 V John Chester' Kingsley, b. Jan. 12, 1835; m. Frances 

Kinball Hubbard. 

389 vi Caroline Maria" Kingsley, b. Nov. 29, 1836; m. Henry 

Roberts. 

390 vii Nancy Elizabeth" Kingsley, b. Jan. 17, 1839; ^''^• 

William H. Todd. 
viii Theodore Parsons^ Kingsley, b. Nov. 13, 1840; d. 
Mar. 13, 1884; m. (i) Louise Brewster, May 26, 
1869. She d. Nov. 30, 1872, leaving a son, Harry 
Watson® Kingsley. He m. (2) June 8, 1881, Mar- 
garet Daly, 
ix Catherine Sanford" Kingsley, b. at Northampton, Mass., 
Feb. 9, 1843; m. Oct. 19, 1869, Alexander McCal- 
lum; b. Feb. 8, 1844, at Glengarry, Canada; d. Oct. 
3, 1919, at Albany, N. Y. He was President of the 
McCallura Hosiery Company which has mills at 
Northampton, Providence, R. I., and Philadel- 
phia, Pa. Child: (i) George Bliss® McCallum, b. 
Dec. 5, 1875, st Northampton; m. Apr. 11, 1901, 
Elizabeth Revell ; b. Oct. 10, 1874. dau. of Fleming 
H. and Josephine (Barbor) Revell of New York 
City. Child: (i) Revell McCallum, b. Dec. 30, 1901. 

136 Edward Eli*^ Bliss (Martha^ Parsons, Timothy*. Noah^, 
Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 11, 1811; m. Apr. 31, 
1836, Ellen M. Moies; b. Sept. 17, , at Dorchester, dau. of 

John and xA.nna Moies. They resided at Worcester, Mass. 

Children of Edward Eli''" and Ellen M. (Moies) Bliss: 
i Ellen R.^ Bliss, b. Sept. 28, 1837. 

391 ii Edward M.'^ Bliss, b, Feb. 19, 1840; m. Sarah M. 

Worthington. 



l8o THE PARSONS FAMILY 

iii Edwin H.^ Bliss, b. Feb. 19, 1840; m. Nov. 22, 1862, 
Nettie L. Taylor. Enlisted in Co. H, 51st Mass. 
Regt. ; d. at Newborn, N. C, Feb. 15, 1863; no issue. 

iv Clarissa J.^ Bliss, b. Feb. 10, 1842; d. Aug. 18, 1853. 

V Mary A.^ Bliss, b. in Northampton, Nov. 19, 1845 > d. 

July 18, 1858. 
vi Henry CJ Bliss, b. Jan. 5, 1847; d. Sept. 2, 1848. 
vii Hattie W.'^ Bliss, b. Dec. 26, 1849. 
viii Charles H.^ Bliss, b. Feb. 7, 1856. 

137 Nancy® Bliss (Martha^ Parsons, Timothy*, Noah^ Esq. 
Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. at Pittsfield, Mass., Mar. 29. 1814; 
d. Apr. 25, 1845; "1- Aug. 5, 1835, Luther B. Graves of Williams- 
town, Mass.; b. Oct. 17, 181 1 ; d. Dec. 22, 1862, in Canfield, Ohio. 

Children of Luther B. and Nancy'' (Bliss) Graves: 
i Henry Bliss^ Graves, b. Nov, 2y, 1836; d. Jan. 23, 1839. 
ii Caroline Allen^ Graves, b. Oct. i, 1838; m. Nov. 4, 
1868, Abner Kingman of Boston, Mass. ; b. Feb. 5, 
1814. Resided at 103 Montague St., Brooklyn, 
N. Y. Children: (i) Caro Graves® Kingman, b. 
Oct. 30, 1869; d. June 18, 1872. (2) Robert® King- 
man, b. June 18, 1876. 
iii Henry Bliss^ Graves, 2d, b. Feb. 11, 1840; d. Sept. 

2y, 1840. 
iv Martha Bliss^ Graves, b. Mar. 9, 1842; d. Aug. 27, 1843. 

V Edward Bliss^ Graves, b. Dec. 14, 1843; d. Sept. 

5, 1844. 

138 George" Bliss (Martha^ Parsons, Timothy*, Noah^, Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 21, 1816; d. Feb. 9, 1896, in 
New York City; m. (i) Sept. 29, 1840, Catharine S. Sanford, 
dau. of Hervey Sanford of New Haven, Conn. She was b. Nov. 
II, 1819; d. in New York City, Mar. 13, 1862. He m. (2) at 
New Haven, July 22, 1868, Augusta H., dau. of William M. 
Smith. 

George Bliss filled a large place not only in his native North- 
ampton but in New York, the home of his adoption. As one of 
his biographers writes : 



SIXTH GENERATION l8l 

"He came of a good Puritan stock and was a lineal descendant 
of Thomas Bliss who was driven from England by religious 
persecution and settled in Braintree, Mass. In 1635." 

Mary Bliss, a daughter of Thomas, was the wife of Cornet 
Joseph Parsons (see Vol. i, pp. 40 and 44), and the mother of 
George Bliss was Martha^ Parsons in the 5th generation from 
Cornet Joseph. His youth was like most farmer boys of his 
time, but at sixteen he was a clerk in a dry goods store in New 
Haven, at twenty-one he was a partner with Mr. Sanford the 
proprietor of the store, and whose daughter he married in 1840. 
In 1844 he went to New York City and became a member of the 
dry goods firm of Phelps, Chittenden & Bliss, of 12 Wall St. In 
1850 it became the firm of Chittenden, Bliss & Co., at 73 Broad- 
way, and in 1853 with C. G. Landon and James H. Dunham and 
others was formed the firm of George Bliss & Co., at Park Place, 
and later at 340 Broadway and which later became the firm of 
Dunham, Buckley & Co. In 1869 Mr. Bliss retired from the dry 
goods trade, and with Levi Parsons Morton formed the banking 
firm of Morton, Bliss & Co. (see Vol. i, page 234), in which 
firm he continued until his death. He was a director and vice 
president of the U. S. Trust Co., and a director of the D. L. & 
W. R. R., Greenwich Savings Bank, the St. Paul, Minneapolis 
& Manitoba Railway, the Manhattan El. Rway., the Cleveland, 
Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis R. R., the Mutual Life Ins. Co., 
the Atlantic Mutual Ins. Co., the Continental Ins. Co., the U. S. 
Lloyds and the Western Union Tel. Co. He was also interested 
in and gave much attention to the Woman's Hospital, the Hospital 
for Ruptured and Crippled, the Protestant Half Orphan Asylum 
and the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. He built St. 
John's Episcopal Church in Northampton and another church for 
the use of those in the Poor House on Blackvvell's Island, New 
York City. In religion, an Episcopalian ; in politics, a Repub- 
lican, but not a partisan. In all things a man of marked intelli- 
gence and integrity, and who exerted a large influence upon the 
life of New York during his active career. In one of the notices 
of his death appear these words : 

"George Bliss was never other than a modest, unostentatious 
man, caring very little for what the world calls society, preserving 
his own quiet but decided individuality, and level-headed man- 
hood, among all the honors, emoluments and flattering attentions 



l82 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

that great wealth brings, and his heart never grew cold and callous 
to the needs of those less fortunate, general benevolence being a 
marked characteristic." 

Mr. Bliss was a member of the Union League, Lawyers, 
Century, Union and Metropolitan Clubs, the New England Soci- 
ety, the American Museum of Natural History and the Metro- 
politan Museum of Art. 

Children of George'' and Catharine S. (Sanford) Bliss: 

392 i Mary Hervey^ Bliss, b. May 4, 1844; m. Andrew 

Gilford, 
ii William Edward^ Bliss, b. at New York City, July 8, 
1846; d. Dec. 12, 1880. 

393 iii George Theodore" Bliss, b. at Manchester, Eng., Apr. 

19, 185 1 ; m. Jeannette Dwight. 
iv Catharine A.^ Bliss, b. in New York City, Apr. 21, 

1853; d. Mar. 3, 1915. 
V Netta Bolton" Bliss, b. in New York City, May 6, 1859; 

d. Sept. 21, 1886. 
vi Kate Sanford' Bliss, b. in New York City, Mar. 13, 

1862; d. Oct., 1863. 

Children of George'^ and Augusta H. (Smith) Bliss: 

394 vii Walter Phelps^ Bliss, b. Mar. 10, 1870; m. Katharine 

Baldwin. 

395 viii Augusta" Bliss, b. Jan. i, 1872; m. William Willis 

Reese, 
ix Jane McCracken^ Bliss, b. Oct. 25, 1873; d. Nov, 
9, 1874. 

139 Theodore'^ Bliss (Martha^ Parsons, Timothy*, Noah^, 
Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph"), b. Aug. 23, 1822; m. Feb. 7, 
1848, Mary C. Wright; b. Dec. 25, 1824, dau. of Ferdinand Hunt 
Wright. They resided in Philadelphia, Pa., where their children 
were born. 

Children of Theodore^ and Mary C. (Wright) Bliss: 
i Anna Catharine' Bliss, b. Dec. 28, 1848. 
ii Martha Parsons' Bliss, b. Nov. 9, 1851; d. Feb. 11, 
1854. 



SIXTH GENERATION 183 

iii Theodore Allen^ Bliss, b. Jan. 26, 1855; d. June 
17, 1868. 

396 iv Carrie Ames'^ Bliss, b. Apr. i, 1856; m. Charles H. 

Southworth. 
V Arthur Ames^ Bliss, b. July 13, 1859. 

397 vi Edgar Sumner" Bliss, b. Aug. 6, 1867; m. Jennie 

Gorham. 



140 Mary*' Pomeroy (Polly^ Parsons, Timothy^, Noah^, Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 9, 1805, at Northampton, Mass.; 
d. Nov. 5, 1866. She m. June 5, 1826, George Damon Button; 
b. Jan. 19, 1804, at Woodstock, Vt. ; d. Jan. 13, 1867. He was 
a merchant in Boston, Mass., and a deacon of the Essex Street 
Congregational Church, Boston. 

Children of George Daimon and Mary^ (Pomeroy) Button: 

398 i Eliza Pomeroy" Button, b. in Windsor, Vt., May 3, 

1827; m. Rev. Baniel T. Fiske, B.D. 

ii George^ Button, b. at Windsor, Vt., Mar.' i, 1829; d. 
Bee. 25, 1832. 

iii Edward Payson^ Button, b. in Keene, N. H., Jan. 4, 
1831 ; m. Jan. 23, 1856, at Boston, Mass., Julia 
Sleeper, dau. of Hon. Jacob Sleeper of Boston. He 
began the book business in Boston Oct. i, 1852, and 
moved to New York City in 1869 and established 
the well-known firm of E. P. Button & Co., book 
sellers and publishers, which has continued in busi- 
ness to the present time. 

iv Mary^ Button, b. at Keene, N. H., Nov. 10, 1832; d. 
Nov. 12, 1835. 

V Thomas Merrick' Button, b. June 20, 1835 ; d. Nov. 
6, 1868. 

399 vi Harriet Louisa^ Button, b. Feb. 9, 1837; m. Rev. 

Bavid Coit Scudder. 

400 vii Rev. Horace^ Button, b. July 16, 1840; m. (i) Martha 

Gilbert Sweet; m. (2) Frances N. Bird, 
viii Julia Maria" Button, b. Apr. 12, 1844. She is a 
Homeopathic Physician living in West Newton, 
Mass. 



184 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

141 Col. Denison" Parsons (Seth^, David*, Ithamar^, Sam- 
ueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 28, 1781, at West Granville, Mass.; 
m. Mar., 1801, Wealthy^ Parsons (Philip*, Abner^ Philip^, 
Philip^), b. Nov. ii, 1786, dau. of Philip* and Polly (Garner) 
Parsons of West Granville, Mass. She d. Aug. 11, 1869, aged 
83. He d. Sept. 25, 1870. He was a soldier in the War of 1812. 

Children of Col. Denison'' and Wealthy (Parsons) Parsons: 

401 i Horace Hollom^, b. Jan. 22, 1808; m. Julia Ann 

Meacham. 
ii Hiram Denison^, b. Dec. 25, 1809 ; d. 1892 ; no children, 
iii Susan Babcock^, b. Jan. 26, 1816; d. May 29, 1816. 
iv Harriet Elizabeth^, b. May 18, 1822; d. July 11, 1825. 

142 LoDOVicK*^ Parsons (Seth^, David*, Ithamar^, Samuel-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 30, 1783, at West Granville, Mass.; d. 
Jan. 6, 1840, in Ohio, aged 57; m. Sophia Austin, and 
moved to Charleston, Ohio. 

Children of Lodovick*' and Sophia (Austin) Parsons: 
i Edgar", b. ; d. a young man. 

ii Lodovick^ b. ; d. 

iii Susan', b. ; m. Andrew Mahan. They had a 

son. Dr. I. E. Mahan, who m. and had three children, 
two sons and a daughter. 

143 Otis*' Parsons (Seth^, David*, Ithamar^ Samuel-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Aug. 3, 1790, at West Granville, Mass.; m. Chloe 
Phelps of Harwinton, Conn. 

Children of Otis° and Chloe (Phelps) Parsons: 

i Susan Rebecca^ b. Jan. 27, 1817; m. Miron Johnson, 

ii Sarah Jackson^ b. Sept. 26, 1818. 

iii Sabra Eliza'', b. July 24, 1820, m. Prince. 

iv Corintha Sylvia'^, b. July 23, 1822. 

402 V Phelps Hiland^ b. Aug. 18, 1824; m. Eliza Ann Wilson, 
vi RusselF, b. July 4, 1826. 

403 vii Elizur Barber", b. vSept. 25, 1828; m. Mary A. Catlin. 

404 viii Evans Miller", b. Mar. 17, 1830; m. Qiurch. 



SIXTH GENERATION 185 

(Record on page 148, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 

144 Judge Anson Virgil® Parsons (Joel^, David*, Ithamar^, 
Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. i, 1799, at Granville, 
Mass.; d. Sept. 23, 1882, at Philadelphia, Pa.; m. (i) Apr., 
1831, Mary Hepburn; b. at Bristol, Eng., dau. of James and 
Mary (Hiatt) Hepburn of Northumberland, Pa. She d. Sept. 
7, 1856. He m. (2) Aug. 23, 1858, Sarah Riggs Myer; b. in 
Philadelphia, Pa., dau. of Isaac and Mary Myer. He was a 
lawyer and Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

Children of Anson Virgil' and Mary (Hepburn) Parsons: 

James Hepburn^, b. May 30, 1832 ; m. Ellen Richmond. 

Henry Cooley'', b. Feb. 10, 1834; m. Martha Hepburn. 

Anson Miner", b. , 1836; d. in infancy. 

Albert Miner", b. ; d. in infancy. 

Hiatt Hepburn", b. , d. at about 11 years. 

Mary Hepburn", b. , at Harrisburg; d. aged 2. 

Anna Maria", b. ; d. 1850. 

Emma Hepburn", b. Oct. 31, 1848; m. Howard Rich- 
mond. 

Francis Robinson", b. , 1850; d. 1851. 

Elizabeth Cooley", b. Nov. 3, 185 1. She, with her 
brother Frank Wadsworth Parsons, traveled exten- 
sively through the western part of this country and 
California and then spent seven years in Europe. 
She has resided principally in Philadelphia, but now 
(1919) resides in Providence, R. I. 
xi Frank Wadsworth^, b. Mar. 14, 1854, in Philadelphia, 
where he resided and where he d. 1907. At the 
time of the Paris Exposition he was the correspondent 
of the Philadelphia Ledger and remained there after 
the exposition doing journalistic and other literary 
work. 

(Record on page 148, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 

145 Dennis Aribet® Parsons (JoeP, David*, Ithamar^ Lieut. 
Samuel-, Comet Joseph^), b. Aug. 2, 1801, at Granville, Mass.; 
d. Oct. 13, 1841 ; m. Oct. 4, 1824, at Albany, N. Y., Minerva 



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1 86 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Meacham; b. Apr. i8, 1800, dau. of John and Tabitha (Daniels) 
Meacham of Enfield, Conn. She m. (2) Apr. 22, 1849, 
Ethan Coe. 

Children of Dennis Aribet^ and Minerva 

(Meacham) Parsons, 

all born at West Granville, Mass. : 

408 i Lucius VirgiF, b. Aug. 11, 1826; m. Cornelia A. 

Pomeroy. 

409 ii Ann Eliza^, b. Sept. 8, 1828; m. Henry Luther Crowell. 
iii Charles Beaman^, b. Feb. 12, 1831 ; m. Feb. 16, 1859, 

Sarah M. Lewis of Auburn, N. Y. Child: (i) 
Anna CrowelP, b. , at Rochester, N. Y. 

iv Joel Burton", b. Aug. 27, 1833; m. Amelia Andrews, 
dau. of James Andrews of Cincinnati, Ohio. In 
1873 they resided in Cleveland, Ohio, where he d. 
Sept. 16, 1901. Child: (i) Mariana Andrews^ 
Parsons, b. July 4, 1868; resides in Cleveland. 

V Frances Mary^ b. Oct. 15, 1835; m. (i) Oct. 15, 1857, 
Edward B. Roby of Cleveland, Ohio. He d. 1858. 
She m. (2) May 12, 1863, Wilham H. Waite, and in 
1868 resided in New York City, and resided later 
in Cleveland, Ohio; d. May 9, 1913, at Atlantic 
City. No children. 

(Record on page 148, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
146 Joel Beaman® Parsons (JoeP, David*, Ithamar^, Lieut. 
SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 3, 1804; d. Apr. 15, 1846, at 
La Grange, Mo.; m. at Albany, N. Y., Oct. i, 1831, Frances 
Miriam Lovell; b. June 18, 1812, at Rockingham, Vt., dau. of 
Horace and Phila (Parsons) Lovell. She m. (2) Dec. 3, 1855, 
at St. Louis, Mo., John Gordon, a native of Ireland. 

Children of Joel Beaman" and Frances Miriam 
(Lovell) Parsons: 
i Julius Franklin^, b. Dec. 30, 1834, at Albany, N. Y. ; 
m. June 5, 1866, Anna Mattock of St. Louis, Mo. ; 
b. July 30, 1846, dau. of George and Eliza Mattock 
of St, Louis, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa. 



SIXTH GENERATION 1 87 

ii Frances Eleanor^, b. Jan. 27, 1837, at Albany; m. at 
St. Louis, May 23, 1854, George Caset Kimbrough 
of Boonville, Ky. ; b. May 16, 1830, at Cynthiana, 
Ky., son of John W. and Delia (Casey) Kimbrough. 
In 1873 in firm of Gray, Kimbrough & Co., 414 N. 
5th St., St. Louis. Children: (i) Frank Parsons* 
Kimbrough, b. June 20, 1856, at St. Louis. In 1873 
was in college at Columbus, Mo. (2) Emma Katie* 
Kimbrough, b. May 6, i860, at St. Louis. 

410 iii Katherine Augusta^, b. Sept. 6, 1840; m. Henry Lyman 

Foote. 

(Record on pages 149, 211, and 212, Vol. i, 
corrected and continued.) 
Clement Merriam^ Parsons (Curtis^, Aaron*, Ithamar', 
Lieut. Samuel", Cornet Joseph'^), b. Mar. 9, 1805, at Durham, 
Conn.; m. (i) Apr. 30, 1828, Phebe Curtis Smith; b. 1805, at 
Durham, Conn., dau. of Jesse and Phebe .Smith. She d. Apr. 
30, 1841. He m. (2) Mar. 10, 1844, Sarah Robinson, widow 
of Nathan Hill; b. Feb. 25, 1818, dau. of Ebenezer and Margery 
(Kelly) Robinson of Durham, Conn. He was a shoe dealer and 
manufacturer. 

Children of Clement Merriam° and Phebe Curtis 

(Smith) Parsons, 

all born at Durham, Conn. : 

i James Henry'', b. Mar. 16, 1830; d. somewhere in 
South, date unknown ; unm. 

411 ii Frances Maria^, b. Dec. 15, 1832; m. Norman Penfield. 

412 iii Guernsey Smith", b. Dec. 4, 1834; m. Eliza Jane Brown. 
iv Caroline Eliza", b. Sept. 29, 1836; m. Dexter Horton 

of Seattle; d. Mar. 24, 1878. Child: (i) Caroline 
Eliza Horton, b. Feb. 7, 1878, at Seattle. 
V Edgar Bishop^ b. Apr. 2, 1841 ; m. Jan. 2, 1870, at 
New York City, by Rev. William H. Cooke, Evelyn 
Howard Adams; b. Aug. 15, 1844, at Querndon, 
Derbyshire, England, dau. of Thomas and Louisa 
Stuart (Hill) Adams. Died at Seattle, Jan. 27, 191 1. 
No children. 



1 88 the parsons family 

Children of Clement Merriam*' and Sarah 
(Robinson) (Hill) Parsons: 
413 vi Louisa HilF, b. May 3, 1846; m. Lucius Hubbard 
Foote. 
vii Alice Amelia^ b. Feb. 20, 1848; m. Sept. 24, 1868, 
Howard Alexander Camp; b. Oct. 7, 1844, son of 
Alexander and Abby Wilber (Maynard) Camp. 
Resided at Durham, Conn. 

147 LuMAN BuRRiTT® Parsons (SamueP, Nathan*, Ithamar^, 
Lieut. Samuel", Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 9, 1799, at Granville, 
Mass.; d. in 1861 ; m. Feb. 17, 1829, Priscilla Miner; b. Oct. 
16, 1804; d. Jan. 20, 1878, dau. of Dea. Adam and Betsey 
(Fink) Miner. 

Children of Luman Burritt*^ and Priscilla 

(Miner) Parsons: 
i Harriet Elizabeth'', b. Jan. 26, 1832; d. May 15, 1833. 
ii Mary Jane", b. June 28, 1833; d. Nov. 12, 1862; m. 

Henry M. Peebles. Child: (i) Henry^ Peebles, b. 

Nov. 2, 1862. 
iii Henry SamueF, b. Sept. 30, 1835 > "i. Nov. 19, 1879, 

Marietta Johnson. Child: Sarah M.*, b. Aug. 19, 

1883. 
iv Sarah Cordelia", b. Apr. 4, 1837; m. May 28, 1861, 

Henry B. Alford. He d. in 1863. 
V Melissa Minor^ b. Apr. 11, 1840; m. Jan. 20, 1872, 

Henry K. Spelman. 
vi Emily Almira'', b. May 6, 1842; m. Jan. 12, 1876, Rev. 

Augustus Alford (his 2d wife), at West Granville, 

Mass. Resided at Barkhamsted, Conn. Child: 

(i) Frederick Parsons^ Alford, b. at West Granville, 

June 21, 1878; attended Mt. Hermon School; was 

a traveling salesman in 1908. 
vii Harriet Elizabeth^ b. Oct. 2, 1844. 

148 Dr. Samuel Chauncey'' Parsons (SamueP, Nathan*, 
Ithamar', Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 14, 1809, in 
Granville, Mass.; m. Sept. 10, 1833, Catherine Twining; b. 
Dec. 15, 181 5, at Tolland, Mass., dau. of Judah and Catherine 



SIXTH GENERATION 1 89 

(Fowler) Twining of Tolland. She d. about 1892. He removed 
from Massachusetts to Kansas City, Mo., in 1873, and d. there 
in 1885, aged 76. He was a practicing physician. 

Children of Dr. Samuel Chauncey*^ and Catherine 
(Twining) Parsons: 
i Herbert Casper", b. Oct. 20, 1834; d. in 1865. 
ii Samuel Judah^ b. Mar. 28, 1838; d. in 1874; m. Ella 

Rugg, who d. 
iii Burton Twining^ b. Nov. 2y, 1843; d. in 1887; m. 
Clarissa E. Guthrie. Child: (i) Katie*, d. in 1873. 
iv Catherine Jane^ b. July 25, 1852; d. aged 9 weeks. 

149 Harriet Caroline*^ Parsons (Linus'^, Ithamar*. Itha- 
mar\ Lieut. Samuel', Cornet Joseph^), b. at New Hartford, 
N, Y., Sept. 28, 1815; educated at Miss Nancy Royce's Seminary 
in Clinton, N. Y. ; m. at Clinton, N. Y., Oct. 9, 1838, George 
Douglas Bissell, M.D.; b. May 30, 181 1, at New Hartford, 
N. Y., son of Noah and Cynthia (Barnes) Bissell. She was his 
2d wife, the ist being Abigail Abell, who d. Mar. 14, 1838. He 
was a highly esteemed and successful physician at Clinton, N. Y., 
where his children were born. 

Children of Dr. George Douglas and Harriet Caroline® 
(Parsons) Bissell: 
i Abigail AbelF Bissell, b. ; d. at 10 years of age. 

414 ii Linus Parsons^ Bissell, b. Aug. 30, 1842; m. Katharine 

Hopkins Spencer, 
iii Ada Parsons^ Bissell, b. Feb. 15, 1844; d. about 1854. 

415 iv Rush Walworth^ Bissell, b. Jan. i, 1848; m. Annie 

Foster Pinney. 
V Clinton Wallenstein^ Bissell, b. Nov. 23, 1854; d. 
about i860. 

150 George Ithamar" Parsons (Linus^ Ithamar"*, Ithamar^ 
Lieut. Samuel", Cornet Joseph'^), b. Nov. 6, 1817, at New Hart- 
ford, N. Y. ; m. (i) May 23, 1843, ^t Tecumseh, Mich., Mary 
Ann Johnson. She d. Aug. 16, 1847. He m. (2) May 23, 1848, 
at New Hartford, N. Y., Sophia Norris'' Parsons, the adopted 
dau. of his uncle Capt. Elizur^ Parsons. She d. in 1905, at Los 
Angeles, Cal. He was a lawyer and editor at Lansing, Mich., 
and later lived at Winona, Minn., where he d. Feb. 2y, 1884. 



190 the parsons family 

Children of George Ithamar® and Sophia Norris*"' 
(Parsons) Parsons: 

416 i John Linus", b. Nov. 20, 1850; m. Nettie May Allen. 

417 ii George Norris^, b. Nov. 21, 1853; m. Inda Margaret 

Hooker. 

418 iii Mary Louisa^ b. Apr. 20, 1857; m. James Wentworth 

Keech. 

419 iv Walter Howc^ b. Oct. 8, 1859; m. Kathrine Ellison 

Wilson. 

151 Elizur Dwight'^ Parsons (Linus^, Ithamar*, Ithamar^, 
Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 6, 1822, at New Hart- 
ford, Oneida Co., N. Y.; d. at Kansas City, Mo., July , 1898. 
In 1839 he moved to Woodford County, Ky. He m. (i) July 7, 
1846, at Midway, Ky., Eleanor Mildred, dau. of Thomas Bullock 
of Woodford Co., Ky. She d. Sept. 30, 1861. He m. (2) Nov. 
22, 1865, at Kansas City, Mo., Miss Ella Rice; b. Feb. 27, 1847, 
at Hopkinsville, Ky., eldest dau. of Dr. Francis and Mary Emma 
(Ellis) Rice of Hopkinsville, Ky. She d. Feb. 25, 1885, at 
Kansas City, Mo., and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery. Elizur 
Dwight'^ Parsons was a lawyer and one of the pioneers of Kansas 
City, Mo. 

Children of Elizur D wight'* and Eleanor Mildred 
(Bullock) Parsons: 

420 i Emma Gertrude^, b. June 21, 1848; m. Edward Herbert 

Marshall, 
ii Thomas Bullock^ b. Nov. 7, 1849, ^t Liberty, Mo. 

421 iii Erskine Dwight", b. Aug. 15, 1851, at Plattsburg, Mo. ; 

m. Kate Virginia Finfrock. 

422 iv George Linus^, b. June 5, 1853, at Richmond, Mo. ; 

m. Emma Gertrude Finfrock. 

423 V Mildred Bullock^ b. Nov. 25, 1855, at Richmond, Mo.; 

m. Frank Brown. 

Children of Elizur'' and Ella (Rice) Parsons, 
all born in Kansas City, Mo., except Ellis Dwight, 
born at Pueblo, Col. : 
vi Frank Rice", b. Aug. 27, 1866; d. at Colorado Springs, 
Col., Nov. 2^, 1883; buried in Elmwood Cemetery, 
Kansas City, Mo. 



SIXTH GENERATION 19I 

424 vii Durbin Irving'^, b. Feb. 19, 1868; m. Constance Sweet 
Browne, 
viii Grosovener BisselF, b. , 187 ; d. July 3, 1872. 

ix Ella Ruth^ b. Oct. 9, 1877. 
X Ellis Dw^ght^ b. Sept. 9, 1881. 
xi Wilbur^ b. Feb. 22, 1885 ; d. June 22, 1885. 

152 John Linus'' Parsons (Linus^, Ithamar*, Ithamar^, 
Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 21, 1828, at New Hart- 
ford, N. Y.; d. at Galesburg, 111. He was a soldier in the 
Civil War; 2d Lieut. Co. E, 83 Regt. 111. Vols. He m. IMary 
Carr, who, in 1874, resided at Aurora, 111. 

Children of John Linus'' and Mary (Carr) Parsons: 
i Ida, b. 
ii Marvin, b. 

153 Wayne Howe'' Parsons (Linus^, Ithamar*, Ithamar'', 
Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. at New Hartford, N. Y., 
Nov. 10, 1836; d. at Watertown, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1898; m. at 
Utica, N. Y., Jan. i, 1867, Cornelia M. Barbey; b. Nov. 22, 
1846, at Utica, N. Y.. dau. of Richard and Mary Ann Barbey. 
He was a telegraphic operator on staff of Genl. W. T. Sherman 
in the Civil War, 1861 to 1865; a member of the United States 
Military Telegraph Corps, and was in the telegraphic business 
all his life. 

Children of Wayne Howe" and Cornelia M. 

(Barbey) Parsons: 
i Sherman L.', b. Mar. 7, 1869, at Utica, N. Y. ; m. at 
Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. 30, 1895, Edna A. Hanvey ; 
b. Mar. 16, 1873, at Rochester, N. Y., dau. of Edward 
A. and Elsie (Relyea) Hanvey. Child: (i) Ruth 
Josephine*, b. July 10, 1902. 
ii Grace Amelia', b. at Utica, N. Y., Apr. 29, 1871 ; m. 
at Watertown, N. Y., June 29, 1904, Charles W. 
Pollard; b. Dec. 29, 1874, at Utica, N. Y., son of 
Wm. H. and Mary Barbey Pollard. Child: (i) 
Leland Parsons^ Pollard, b. July 21, 1905. 
iii Mary Ella^ b. at Lencxa, Ivans., Apr. 20, 1873; m. at 



192 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Watertown, N. Y., June 17, 1903, John C. Pattengill ; 
b. Dec. 30, 1874, at Holland Patent, N. Y. Child: 
( I ) John Parsons^ Pattengill, b. Oct. 7, 1907. 

iv Charles Barbey", b. at Batavia, N. Y., Sept. 25, 1874; 
m. at Watertown, N. Y., Nov. , 1895, Myrtle 
Wilson; b. Aug. 28, 1876, at Rutland, Jefferson Co., 
N. Y., dau. of Frank Ebenezer and Fanny (Potter) 
Wilson. Children: (i) Bernice W.^, b. Sept. 26, 
1896; m. at Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 3, 1917, W. John 
Etherington. (2) Wayne W.^, b. June 5, 1898. 

V Albert Wayne^ b. at Batavia, N. Y., June 3, 1877; d. 
at Batavia, Dec. 25, 1879. 

154 Amanda*' Bailey (Jerusha^ Hale, Jerusha* Parsons, 
Aaron^, Lieut. Samuel", Cornet Joseph^), b. at Granville, Brad- 
ford Co., Pa., May 8, 1812; m. in 1838, Dr. Samuel W. Shepard. 
She d. at Troy, Pa., May 29, 1900. 

Children of Dr. Samuel W. and Amanda" (Bailey) Shepard: 

425 i Jerusha^ Shepard, b. Oct. 27, 1841 ; m. William J. 

HilHs. 

426 ii Lovina'' Shepard, b. Sept. 25, 1844; m. Horace H. 

Spalding. 

iii Omeara^ Shepard, b. Mar. 30, 1847; d. Aug., 1914; m. 
Jennie Bunyan in 1869. Children: (i) Ernest N.® 
Shepard, M.D., b. in 1870; d. in 1913; m. Grace 
Campbell. (2) Samuel W.^ Shepard, b. in 1873; 
m. in 1903, Hilda Larson. Children: (i) Charles 
RusselP Shepard, b. in 1907. (2) Robert^ Shepard, 
b. in 1911. (3) George* Shepard, b. in 1876; m. 
in 1899, Mary Schulze. 

iv Philena^ Shepard, b. Jan. 20, 1850; d. Apr. 20, 1906; 
m. Afton M. Wooster in 1873; d. July, 1904. Chil- 
dren: (i) Melvin S.** Wooster, b. in 1874. Resided 
at Seattle, Wash.; m. Mabel Gray. (2) Frank A.* 
Wooster, b. Feb. 7, 1881 ; m. Eleanor Bosard; d. 
Mar., 1914. (3) Harold A.« Wooster, b. Nov. 8, 
1886. Resided at Seattle, Wash. ; m. in 1916, 
Bernice Magee. 




ISAAC PARSONS 

1795— iS-8 



SIXTH GENERATION 193 

(Record on pages 212-213, ^^^- !> revised and continued.) 
IsAAC^ Parsons (Aaron^, Rev. Stephen*, Aaron^, Lieut. 
Samuel', Comet Joseph^), b. at W'hitestown, N. Y., in 1795; d. 
at Talcottville, N. Y., in 1878. He m. in 1815, Mary Brown; b. 
in 1795, in Orange Co., N. Y. She d. Feb., 1869. "He was a 
man of great force of character, developed by living in a new 
country where problems of every-day existence had to be met 
and wrestled with. He possessed the quick wit and sharp tongue 
characteristic of the Parsons family, but was the personification 
of kindness and hospitality. Very early in life he showed his 
sense of responsibility to his country and the community w^here 
he lived. He enlisted in the War of 1812 as a private, was 
made Sargent in Capt. Hezekiah Scovill's Co., Col. Richard Coe 
and McCarthy's Regt., N. Y. State Militia, as per pension papers. 
In the early thirties he served as side judge for three years and 
in 1837 w^as elected to the office of justice of the peace, w^hich 
office he held until 1862 or 1863. At this time he retired from 
public life, but until his death his counsel was sought on all 
important public affairs." 

He was unable to enlist in the Union Army during the Civil 
War on account of infirmities, but he sent three of his sons, 
William, Charles and Dayan, who served with distinction to 
the end of the conflict. Pie resided at Leyden, N. Y., where his 
children w^ere born. 

Children of Isaac*' and Mary (Brov^n) Parsons: 

427 i William Riley", b. July 20, 1816; m. Caroline Cornelia 

Hough, 
ii Elon G.", b. in 1818; m. in 1868, Sarah Brown, who 

d. in 1868, at Coldwater, Mich., leaving a dau., but 

have no knowledge of her. 
iii Lucy Ann'', b. Jan. 30, 1821 ; d. at Utica, N. Y., in 

1910. She m. in 1846, Samuel Utley. No children 

living (1919). 
iv Mary Jane^, b. in 1823 ; d. at Talcottville, X. Y., in 

1904. 
V Charles', b. in 1825; d. in 1893, at Talcottville, N. Y. 

He was a soldier in the Civil War in 97th Regt., 

N. Y. Vols. 

428 vi Adaline', b. in 1827; m. Nelson Whittlesey. 



194 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

vii Isaac^, b. in 1829; d. at Saginaw, Mich, in 1902; m. 
July 10, 1866, Helen Caroline Ackley; b. Apr. 19, 
1839, at Akron, Ohio; d. in 1918, at Oakland, Cal. 
Child: (i) Helen*, b. Sept. 16, 1885, at Saginaw, 
Mich. 

429 viii Aaron A.'', b. in 1832; m. Olive Marsh Barnard. 

ix Henrietta Catherine^ b. July 29, 1834; d. at Utica, 
N. Y., May 9, 1914; m. Oct. 15, 1856, Julius A. 
Hall; b. in 1832, at Whitesboro, N. Y. ; d. Aug., 
191 3, son of Henry Hall. No children. 
X Albert Dayan^, b. Apr. 16, 1837; d. at Detroit, Mich., 
in 1899; m. in 1869, at Leyden, N. Y., Almira Baker 
of Talcottville, N. Y. ; b. in 1843; d. in 1910. He 
was a soldier in tlie Civil War; was Capt. Co. A, 
97th Regt. N. Y. Vols. He served with his Regt. 
in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettys- 
burg and others. Child: Julius Augustus^, b. ; 
m. and has children, but have no further knowledge 
of them. 

155 John Hall*' Parsons (Leveretf^, John*, John^ Lieut. 
SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. in Rutherford Co., N. C, Oct. 28, 
1825. In 1849 he went to Ogle Co., 111., to secure a location for 
the family. He returned to his home in North Carolina the 
same year, having made the journey to and from the New 
Country on horseback. The following year, 1850, he, with his 
parents, moved to their new home in Illinois. He later moved 
to Chatham, 111., and m. (i) Caroline Martin, at Chatham, Jan. 
15, 1856. His wife Caroline d. about 1866. He m. (2) Phoebe 
Christ in Taylorville, 111., in 1869. In October, 1873, he moved 
to Colorado with his family. His wife Phoebe d. en route and 
was buried in Kansas. He moved to Kansas about the year 1879 
and then to Tampa, Fla., about 1884. He m. his third wife about 
1877 Anderson. He returned from Florida, about the 

year 1889, to Maple Hill, Wabaunsee Co., Kan., where he d. in 
1895. He belonged to the Masons and was a farmer by 
occupation. 

Children of John Hall" and Caroline (Martin) Parsons: 
i Fannie^ b. Dec. 21, 1858; d. Oct., 1871. 

430 ii Sophia^, b. Mar. 8, i860; m. Frederick L. Raymond. 

431 iii Elizabeth'', b. Feb. 18, 1862; m. Franklin Adams. 



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iv Emily Helen'^, b. Apr. i, 1864; m. Dr. A. J. Robinson, 
Apr. 5, 1905, at Alpin, Co^lo. ; moved to Denver, 
where she d. July 12, 1917. 

Child of John Hall" and Phoebe (Christ) Parsons: 
432 V Catharine Graced b. Apr. i, 1870; m. Fred J. Gray. 

156 Emily N.*' Parsons (Leverett^ John*, John^ Lieut. 
SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 19, 1829, at Rutherfordton, 
N. C ; removed to Byron, Ogle Co., 111., in 1850, making the 
journey mostly on horseback. She d. there Mar. 13, 1882. She 
m. Dec. 25, 1850, at Marion, III., Plarry Spalding, son of George 
W. and Prudence (Brown) Spalding; b. Aug. 29, 1822, at 
Sheshequin, Bradford Co., Pa. He moved with his father, in 
1839, to Byron, Ogle Co., 111. Pie was a farmer; served ten 
years as constable, and twenty years as school director, and filled 
many other positions of trust and honor. His home was at Still- 
man Valley, 111., where he had a farm of 300 acres, and where he d. 

Children of Harry and Emily N." (Parsons) Spalding: 
i Ellen Sophia" Spalding, b. Oct. 2, 185 1 ; m. Dec. 22, 
1875, George Henry Brown; b. Mar. 21, 1851, son 
of Albert Francis and Eunice Cordelia Brown. 
Child: (i) Sila Persis^ Brown, b. Dec. 9, 1877; d. 
Dec. 3, 1914; m. May 23, 1906, Dr. Paul Berritt 
DeGroff. Child: (i) Persis Pauline^ DeGroff, b. 
Oct. 14, 1907. 

ii George Leverett' Spalding, b. May 6, 1853, at Byron, 
111. ; d. June 26, 1903 ; m. at Park Ridge, 111., Ellen 
M. Williams; b. May 15. 1867, dau. of Mary P. 
Williams. Children: Emily June^ Spalding, b. at 
Allison, Iowa, June 15, 1896; m. July i, 1914, at 
Whittier, Cal, Charles F. Frye; b. Feb. 28, 1895, 
son of Charles F. Frye. Child: (i) Virginia June° 
Frye, b. Apr. 17, 1915, at Ellensburg, Wash. (2) 
Mary Eleanor* Spalding, b. at Park Ridge, III, May 
16, 1898; m. May 29, 1919, at San Diego, Cal., 
Sidney A. Jones, son of George D. Jones. 

iii Henrietta Prudence'^ Spalding, b. Oct. 31, 1855; m. 
Oct. 17, 1875, Harvey Kennedy. 

iv Frederick Kirk" Spalding, b. Oct. 18, 1858; m. Nellie 
Herrick. 



196 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

157 Charles Hill^ Parsons (Leverett^ John^ John^ Lieut. 
Samuel-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Rutherfordton, N. C, Oct. 25, 
1830; moved with his parents to Ogle Co., 111., in 1850; lived in 
Chatham in 1857; removed to Taylorville, 111., about 1859; m. 
Mary Catherine Housley at Springfield, Mar. 20, i860. He and 
his wife lived one year in Ogle Co., and returned fo Christian 
Co., in 1861. He bought a farm, known as Picayune Grove, 
where he and his family lived until his death, Sept. 3, 1867. He 
w^as 6 ft. 2 in. ; had blue eyes, auburn hair, and heavy, dark 
brown beard. A short time before his death he made application 
and was accepted in the Masonic Order. He took the first degree 
only, when his health failed, and he was prevented by death from 
becoming a member of the order. His wife Mary was a dau. 
of George Housley. She was b. in Canal Fulton, Ohio, Feb. 
22, 1S39; moved with her parents to Shelbyville, 111., in 1850. 
She has remained a widow forty-eight years and now resides 
with her dau. in Canton, Ohio. 

Children of Charles'' Hill and Mary Catherine 
(Housley) Parsons: 

433 i Nettie Emily^, b. June 2, 1861 ; m. Lewis R. Zollers. 
ii Samuel", b. Aug. 17, 1862; d. in 1866. 

434 iii George \A^ashington^, b. Feb. 22, 1864; m. Emma 

Burns. 

435 iv Abner Charles', b. Feb. 4, 1866; m. Magie Ouinn. 

V Francis^ b. Dec. 8, 1867; d. in Aug., 1877. 



158 Sidney Stanhope'^ Parsons (Leverett^ John*, John^, 
Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet Joseph^), b. in Rutherford Co., N. C, 
Sept. 13, 1832; moved with his parents to Ogle Co., 111., in 1850, 
and later to Sangamon Co. He m. Mary A. Spaulding; b. Jan., 
1834; d. Oct., 1868, sister of his brother-in-law Harry Spalding, 
who m. Emily Parsons, his sister. In 1867, he, with his oldest 
son, moved to Missouri, and a few years later he moved to Wash- 
ington. After being permanently settled he sent for his two 
younger sons and resided in Washington until his death, Dec. 
15, 1902, at Stella, Wash. His three sons reside in Washington 
State now, two of whom reside in Kelso, Wash. 



SIXTH GENERATION 197 

Children of Sidney Stanhope'' and Mary A. 
(Spaulding) Parsons: 

436 i William", b. Oct. 6, 1858; m. Abigail McKillips. 

437 ii Leveretf^, b. Aug. 26, 1861 ; m. Elizabeth Hooper, 
iii Harry^ b. Feb. 12, 1864. 

159 Samuel M.*^ Parsons (Leverett^ John*, John', Lieut. 
SamueF, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Rutherford Co., N. C, Jan. 11, 
1834; moved, with his parents, to Ogle Co., 111., in 1850, and 
later to Chatham, Sangamon Co., 111. ; moved to Colorado in 
1873; m. about 1876 Sadie Anderson, a dau. of Mrs. Anderson, 
the 3d wife of his brotlier, John Hall" Parsons, and had two sons, 
Harvey and John, who now reside in Topeka, Kan. He moved 
to Florida about the year 1884, where he d. about 1889. 

Children of Samuel M.*^ and Sadie (Anderson) Parsons: 
i Harvey Greeley', b. July 15, 1878; m. and lives at 

Topeka, Kans. 
ii John Beach^, b. Oct. 22, 1883 ; lives at Topeka, Kans. 

160 Alfred Webb® Parsons (Leverett^, John*, John^, Lieut. 
SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. in Rutherfordton, N. C, Mar. 22, 
1836; moved, with his parents, to Ogle Co., 111., in 1850; later 
to Chatham, Sangamon Co., 111. He enlisted in Company A, 3d 
111. Cavalry, Aug. 14, 1861 ; was discharged, because of ill health, 
Feb. 19, 1863. He m. Mar. 21, 1866, Sarah H. Honnold, dau. 
of John and Anna (Collister) Honnold. About 1864 he joined 
the Masons, and at the time of his death was a Master Mason, 
Royal Arch, Knight Templar, and Shriner, Northwestern Iowa, 
Plymouth Star. In 187 1 he moved with his family, to North- 
western Iowa, Plymouth Co., and was one of the prime factors in 
developing the new country. He helped to organize Grant Town- 
ship and was the first township clerk. He was also the first school 
treasurer, and served in that capacity seventeen years. He was 
elected county supervisor three times. He served in the House of 
State Representatives as doorkeeper, committee clerk and file 
clerk. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He 
d. Sept. 2, 1901, leaving his widow and one son. 



198 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Child of Alfred Webb^ and Sarah J. (Honnold) Parsons: 
438 i Albert Henry', b. Jan. 9, 1867; m. Sept. 4, 1889, Lottie 
C. DuBois. 

161 Harvey C.^ Parsons (Leverett'^, John*, John^, Lieut. 
Samuel", Cornet Joseph^), b. in Rutlierfordton, N. C, July 14, 
1842; moved, with his parents, to Ogle Co., 111., in 1850, and 
later to Chatliam, Sangamon Co., 111. He m. Sept. 4, 1866, Emma 
Pray; b. Sept. 22, 1846, dau. of Rev. Paris Pray, a Baptist 
minister in Taylorville, 111. In 1873 he moved to Northwestern 
Iowa, with his family and two brothers, William and Alfred, 
and later to Allison, Iowa, where he d. May 7, 1907. 

Children of Harvey C^ and Emma (Pray) Parsons:' 
i Gay Frank^ b. July 19, 1867; d. Aug. 23, 1868. 

ii Charles W.^ b. Feb. 23, 1869; d. Mar. 19, 1888. 

iii Pearl E.^, b. Feb. i, 1872; m. Rev. John Gonzales, at 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 26, 1895. Resides at 
Dallas, Tex. 

iv Roy Alden^ b. Feb. 4, 1874, at LeMars, Iowa; m. 
Elsie Hamilton, at Waterloo, Iowa, Aug., 191 1. Is 
a painter and decorator. Resides in Allison, Iowa. 
Child: (i) Alden Carrier*. 
V Myrtle Almira^ b. July 14, 1879, at LeMars, Iowa; m. 
at Allison, Charles A. Goettel, May 2, 1906, who was 
burned to death by gas explosion five weeks after. 
Resides at Washington, D. C. 

vi Mabel S.\ b. at LeMars, Iowa, Nov. 16, 1881 ; m. 
Walter D. Morse, at Jennings, La., Aug. 16, 1905, 
where they now reside. Children: (i) Leighton L.^ 
Morse, b. Oct. 8, 1906. (2) Dwight Parsons^ Morse, 
b. Sept. 7, 1908. 

vii George Paris'^, b. Feb. 2, 1884, at LeMars, Iowa; m. 
Nina Foster, Apr. 30, 1913, and is in the music 
business at Lincoln, 111. Child: (i) Alice Emmeline, 
b. Apr. 25, 1914; d. Apr. 28, 1914. 
viii Emetta Louise'^, b. at Allison, Iowa, Nov. 22, 1888; m. 
Cassius Milburn McGuire, at Jennings, Iowa, Aug. 
6, 1913, and resides in Dallas, Tex. Mr. McGuire 
d. Aug. 7, 1915, from heart failure. Child: (i) 
Cassius Milburne* McGuire, b. Jan. 22, 1916. 



SIXTH GENERATION I99 

162 Mary Abigail^ Parsons (John HaH^, John*, John^, Lieut. 
SamueF, Cornet Joseph^), b. about 1830, at St. George; m. Sept. 

, 1847, at St. George, Ont., Can., John Bell. They resided at 
St. George and Ayr, Ont., Can. She lived at Battle Creek, Mich., 
after her husband's death and d. Dec. 7, 1916. 

Children of John and Mary Abigail*' (Parsons) Bell, 

the first 4 b. at St. George, the others at Ayr, Ont. : 
i Jane^ Bell, b. Jan. 15, 1849; ^- Sept. 13, 1867, at Ayr, 
Ont., John R. Hall. She d. Nov. 4, 1878. Children: 
(i) Robert* Hall, b. • (2) John George® 

Hall, b. 

ii Agnes^ Bell, b. Mar. 21, 1851 ; m. Aug. 22, 1868, 
George S. Dryden. They have six children and 
reside at Montreal, Quebec. 

iii Mary^ Bell, b. Sept. 11, 1853; d. Apr. 28, 1875. 

iv Jessie^ Bell, b. Jan. 2, 1856; d. Oct. 5, 1906; m. John 
Johnston. No children. 

V George^ Bell, b. Aug. i, 1859; graduated at Eellevue 
Med. Coll. in 1886; m. Mar. 24, 1886, Mary B. 
Reid. They have five children. ( i ) Mary Adna^ 
Bell, b. Apr. 6, 1887. (2) John Oswald* Bell, b. 
Apr. 30, 1889. (3) Jessie Olga* Bell, b. Apr. 30, 
1892. (4) Agnes Ora* Bell, b. Mar. 5, 1894. (5) 
Jane Orva* Bell, b. Oct. 14, 1899. 

vi John^ Bell, b. Dec. i, 1862; d. in 1887; m. Elizabeth 

Murray. Child: (i) John Murray* Bell, b. 
vii Ellen^ Bell, b. July 15, 1864; m. (i) Frank Rose, at 
Nellis Corners, Ont. He d. and she m. (2) James 
Doig, at Battle Creek, Mich. Children (ist m.) : 
(i) Ernest* Rose, b. at Rainham, Ont., Can. (2) 
Frank* Rose, b. at Rainham, Ont., Can. (2d m.) : 
(3) Howard* Doig, b. at Battle Creek, Mich, 
viii James Edwin'^ Bell, b. Dec. 22, 1866; d. Aug. 22, 1868. 

ix Margaret" Bell, b. Mar. 28, 1870; m. James Bagley. 
They had four children, b. at Chicago, 111. (i) 
George* Bagley. (2) Bessie* Bagley. (3) Albert® 
Bagley. (4) Effie* Bagley. 

X William AUan'^ Bell, b. July 27, 1872; m. Hattie Knox, 
at Hallowell, Kans. Children: (i) Fred Irene* Bell. 
(2) Hazel Evelyn* Bell. (3) Verna Fay* Bell. (4) 
Lois Olga* Bell. 



200 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

163 Martha Jane° Parsons (John Hall^ John^ John^ Lieut. 
SamueF, Cornet Joseph^), b. July 24, 1834, at St. George, Ont. ; 
m. Apr. 29, 1855, at St. George, Ont., George W. Greenfield. 

Children of George and Martha Jane*' 

(Parsons) Greenfield: 

i 

ii 

iii 

iv 

V Agnes' Greenfield, b. Mar. 3, 1874, at St. George, Ont. ; 
m. Apr. 26, 1899, Lafayette Bonhaue. Children (all 
b. at St. George, Ont.) : (i) Mildred A.« Bonhaue, 
b. Apr. 9, 1901. (2) Lilian L.^^ Bonhaue; b. Aug. 
15, 1910. (3) Harry Howard^ Bonhaue, b. Aug. 15, 
1910. (4) Edward Addison* Bonhaue, b. Sept. 12, 
1912. 

164 Helen' Parsons (John HalF, John*, John^ Lieut. Sam- 
ueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. at St. George, Ont., May 10, 1838; d. 
Nov., i860; m. Apr. 29, 1855, at St. George, James Greenfield. 

Children of James and Helen'' (Parsons) Greenfield: 
i Sarah' Greenfield, b. May 24, 1856; lives at Edmonton, 

Alberta, 
ii Burleigh' Greenfield, b. ; lives at Rochester, N. Y. 

iii Loila' Greenfield, b. ; d. at St. Catherines, Ont. 

165 Henrietta" Parsons (John HalP, John*, John^ Lieut. 
SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. at St. George, Ont., Nov. 10, 1841 ; 
d. at Travers City, Mich., Mar. 20, 1902; m. Elisha Misener. 

Children of Elisha and Henrietta'' (Parsons) Misener: 
i Frank L.' Misener, b. Mar. i, 1859; lives at Travers 

City, Mich, 
ii Lincoln' Misener, b. May , 1867; Uves at Holland, 
Mich. 

166 Harriet" Parsons (John HalP, John*, John^, Lieut. 
SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. at St. George, Ont., May 16, 1843; 
m. Edwin Will; b. Mar. 29, 1836; d. Mar. 18, 1910; at White- 



SIXTH GENERATION 20I 

hall, Mich. He enlisted at Ottawa, 111., Jan. 20, 1862; was 
discharged at Camp Shiloh, Tenn., Apr. 22, 1862. They adopted 
a son. 

Adopted Child of Edwin and Harriet (Parsons) Will: 
i Charles E.^ Will, b. Oct. 19, 1880, at Whitehall, Mich., 
and resides at Detroit, Mich. 

(Continued from p. 150, Vol. i.) 

167 Dr. Elisha** Parsons (Elisha^, Elisha*, NathanieP, Jona- 
than^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 29, 1806, at Northampton, Mass.; 
d. Aug, 21, 1889, at Savannah, Ga. He m. (i) by Rev. David 
Brown, Rector of Christ Church, at Lockport, N. Y., Louisa E. 
Harris. She d. in 1835 and was buried at Lockport, N. Y. He 
m. (2) Aug., 1845, Mary M. (King) Avery, dau. of Percy King 
of West Boylston, Mass., and widow of Isaac Avery of St. 
Augustine, Fla. She d. at Savannah, Ga., in 1888, aged j"]. He 
was a dentist at Savannah, Ga. He was president of the Georgia 
Dental Society in 1882. He later moved to Sandersville, Ga., 
where he engaged in fruit growing and grocery business. This 
he sold out to his nephew, Charles Cephas^ Parsons, and returned 
to Savannah, where he d. 

Children of Dr. Elisha*^ and Louisa E. (Harris) Parsons: 
439 i John Harris^, b. Mar. 3, 1833; m. (i) Gertrude Anna 

Purse; m. (2) Mrs. Andrew Gray, 
ii Louisa Elizabeth^ b. Jan. 27, 1835; d. June 27, 1910, 

at Pooler, Ga. ; unm. 

Children of Dr. Elisha*' and Mary M. (King) Parsons: 
iii Georgiana^, b. May 21, 1846; m. Foster; d. at 

Wrightville, Ga. Children: (i) Mary® Foster, b. 
; d. in infancy. (2) Charles^ Foster, b. 
; d. in 1876, aged 8. 
iv Charles Wallace^, b. Sept., 1848; d. in 1856, at Savan- 
nah, Ga. 

168 Cephas*' Parsons (EHsha^ Elisha*, Nathaniel, Jona- 
than^. Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 15, 1811, at Northampton, Mass.; 
m. (i) Apr. 10, 1836, Sarah Phelps; b. Nov. 22, 1814; d. Aug. 
II, 1850; m. (2) Oct. 15, 1852, Elvira Clapp. 



202 the parsons family 

Children of Cephas*^ and Sarah (Phelps) Parsons, 
all born at Northampton, Mass. : 
i Charles Spencer^, b. Jan. 29, 1837; d. Jan. 24, 1843. 
ii Elisha^, b. Nov. 29, 1839; d. Sept. 22, 1844, by the 

kick of a horse, 
iii Lucy^ b. Jan. 22, 1841 ; m. Jan. i, 1862, Frederick 
L. Small of Windsor, Vt. 

440 iv Charles Cephas^ b. Feb. 12, 1843; "^- Mary Smith. 

V & vi Cephas^ ajid Sarah^, twins; b. May 12, 1845. 
vii Edward Elisha", b. Dec. 10, 1847. 

441 viii Stephen Louis', b. Mar. 4, 1850; m. Elizabeth Burns. 

Child of Cephas'' and Elvira (Clapp) Parsons: 
ix Mary Elvira^, b. Feb. 7, 1856. 

169 Sarah'' Parsons (NathanieP, Nathaniel*, Nathaniel, 
Jonathan^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 20, 1805, at Northampton, 
Mass.; m. Sept. i, 1824, Samuel Patric Janes of Northfield, 
Mass.; b. Mar. 3, 1803, son of Dea. Xenophon and Sally 
(Patric) Janes. 

Children of Samuel Patric and Sarah" (Parsons) Janes, 
all born at Northampton, Mass. : 

442 i Martha Ann^ Janes, b. Oct. 7, 1825; d. Mar. 31, 1859; 

m. William Xrusdell. 
ii Xenophon^ Janes, b. Sept. 17, 1827; d. in infancy. 

iii Nathaniel Parsons^ Janes, b. Aug. 22, 1828; m. (i) 
Sept. 22, 1864, Sarah A. Heath; m. (2) , 

i860, Emma Overton. He d. in middle life; was 
a dry goods merchant in Massachusetts and New 
York City. 

iv SamueF Janes, b. Nov. 8, 1830. 

443 V Sarah M.'^ Janes, b. Oct. 2, 1832; m. May 6, 1851, 

Rufus Sackett, son of Rufus Sackett. 
vi Mary^ Janes, b. Oct. 24, 1834; d. Dec. 22, 1835. 
vii Edward L.''' Janes, b. Aug. 19, 1837. 
viii Isabelle Patric^ Janes, b. Dec. 7, 1840; d. Mar. 26, 
1865 ; m. Henry Dingman of New York City. In 
1875 he was principal clerk at Scribners & Co., New 
York City. 



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SEVENTH GENERATION 

170 Sarah Parsons^ Pitkin (Sarah*' Parsons, Rev. Joseph^, 
Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 24, 
1794, at East Hartford, Conn.; d. Oct. 22, 1870; m. July 18, 
1818, James Fowler Baldwin, Esq., of Boston, Mass. ; b. Apr. 
29, 1782; son of Loomis Baldwin of Woburn, Mass. He d. 
May 20, 1862. 

Children of James Fowler and Sarah Parsons'" 
(Pitkin) Baldwin: 
i James Parsons^ Baldwin, b. Aug. 2, 1819 ; d. Dec. 

II, 1834. 
ii James Pitkin^ Baldwin, b. Dec. 31, 1823; d. May 

5, 1830- 
iii Cyrus Pitkin** Baldwin, b. Aug. 11, 1828; d. Dec. 
10, 1834. 

171 Samuel Leonard'' Pitkin (Sarah^ Parsons, Rev. 
Joseph^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Apr. I, 1803, at East Hartford; d. Feb. 18, 1845 J ^- Dec. 25, 
1831, Mary Ann Lewis, dau. of Dr. Nathaniel S. and Sally 
(Bradley) Lewis of New Haven, Conn. He resided at East 
Hartford and was president of the Farmers and Merchants Bank. 
Was a member of the State Legislature several terms and was 
Major General of State Militia. 

Children of Samuel Leonard^ and Mary Ann 

(Lewis) Pitkin: 
i Sarah Augusta^ Pitkin, b. Feb, 22, 1833 ; d. Sept. 

3, 1835. 
ii Mary Ann^ Pitkin, b. Apr. 5, 1836. 
iii William^ Pitkin, b. Mar. 28, 1838. 
iv Charles Lewis^ Pitkin, b. May, 1840. 
V James^ Pitkin, b. 

(Continued from page 153, Vol. i.) 
Enoch Poor^ Parsons (Thomas^, Thomas^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. 
Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. April 2, 1781, at 
Parsonsfield, Me.; m. Nov. 10, 1800, Betsey Burnham; b. Mar. 
5, 1784, dau. of Paul and Sally (Weymouth) Burnham of 
Parsonsfield. 



2o6 the parsons family 

Children of Enoch Poor^ and Betsey 

(Burnham) Parsons, 

all born at Parsonsfield, Me. : 

i Abigail^ b. Sept. i8, 1802; d. 1804. 

ii Sarah^ b. Feb. 5, 1804; d. 1805. 

/|/|/| iii Asa B.*, b. May 18, 1806; m. Lydia Morrill, 

iv Hannah^, b. Sept. 14, 1808. 

V Noah^ b. May 30, 1813; d. 1815. 

vi Joseph^ b. Mar. 11, 1820; d. Mar. 14, 1900; was a 
prominent citizen and business man of Parsonsfield. 



172 Nancy or Anna' Parsons (Stephen®, Thomas^ Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 26, 
1790, at Parsonsfield, Me.; m. Nov. 26, 1804, John Lougee; b. 
July, 1785, at Parsonsfield, son of John Lougee; was a tanner 
and shoe manufacturer. 

Children of John and Nancy^ (Parsons) Lougee, 
all born at Parsonsfield, Me. : 

i John Parsons^ Lougee, b. 1806; in 1871 resided at 
Winterport, Me. 

ii Abigail Marstin® Lougee, b. 1808; m. Libby 
In 1871 resided at Salem, Mass. 

iii Dr. Charles^ Lougee, b. 1813; d. May, 1837, Scar- 
boro, Me. 

iv George Washington^ Lougee, b. 181 5. In 1871 resided 

at Dover, Me. 
V Elizabeth^ Lougee, b. 1817; d. 1832, at Parsons- 
field, Me. 

vi Caleb Strong® Lougee, b. 1819. In 1871 resided at 
Dover, Me. 

vii James® Lougee, b. 1821 ; d. 1823, at Parsonsfield, Me. 
viii James Steele* Lougee, b. Apr. 20, 1826; m. Betsey 
Ann Loudon. Children, all b. in Dover, Me. : ( i ) 
Frances Elizabeth^ Lougee, b. June 18, 1848; d. 
Apr. 30, 1861 ; (2) Ada M.^ Lougee, b. Aug. 30, 
1852; (3) Annie F.^ Lougee, b. Apr. 9, i860; (4) 
Lottie B.^ Lougee, b. June 3, 1868. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 207 

173 Enoch'' Parsons (Stephen'', Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. 
Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 29, 1791, at 
Parsonsfield, Me.; d. Dec. 28, 1864, at Parsonsfield ; m. (i) Feb. 
22, 1832, Eliza F. Moody. She d. Oct. 9, 1833. He m. (2) 
Jan. 28, 1834, Louise Page; b. Feb. 22, 1806, at Parsonsfield. 
He was a door, sash and blind manufacturer. Resided at Great 
Falls, N. H. 

Child of Enoch^ and Eliza F. (Moody) Parsons: 
i Eliza Abigail*, b. Apr. 29, 1833. 

Children of Enoch^ and Louise (Page) Parsons, 
all born at Parsonsfield, Me. : 
ii Lydia Louisa'^, b. Nov. 22, 1834; m. Feb. 9, 1850, 

Simeon L. Home, 
iii Howard Franklin^, b. Apr. 30, 1836; m. Sarah Ann 
Varney. He was a soldier in the Civil War ; enlisted 
Apr. 25, 1861 ; reenlisted July 25, 1861, for three 
years, in Co. F, 4th Regt., N. H. Vols. ; discharged 
at Concord, N. H., Sept. 28, 1864. 
iv Mary Esther®, b. Sept. 23, 1838; m. Dec. 2, 1861, 

Albert Willey. 
V Clarissa Kelley^ b. Aug. 21, 1840; m. July 19, 1862, 

Edward Willey. 
vi Solomon Barnes Gilbert^, b. Sept. 20, 1842; m. Apr. 
18, 1864, Eugenia Brown. In 1871 resided at Great 
Falls, N. H. 
vii Francis Osgood Irish®, b. Jan. 9, 1846; d. Oct. 12, 1848. 
viii Alzina Ann®, b. May 27, 1849. 

173a Mary Parsons" ( Stephen*', Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. 
Joseph'', Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. July 2, 1796 at Parsons- 
field, Me.; m. Nov. 20, 1823, Caleb Burbank; b. Sept. 10, 1802, 
at Newfield, Me., son of David and Miriam (Donald) Burbank. 
He was a farmer ; served as selectman and as a member of the 
Maine Legislature. Resided at x\cton; d. Oct. 12, 1870. 

Children of Caleb and Mary'' (Parsons) Burbank, 
all born at Acton, Me. : 
445 i Emily Louisa- Burbank, b. Mar. 17, 1826; m. Robert 
Herson. 



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446 ii Amelia Elvira^ Burbank, b. June 22, 1828; m. Eben 

Warren Reed, 
iii Abbie Ann® Burbank, b. Nov. i, 1830; d. May 2^ , 
1866; was a successful school teacher for several 
years. 

447 iv Caleb Usher^ Burbank, b. Jan. 29, 1833; m. Susan 

Perry. 

V Mary Parsons® Burbank, b. Aug. 2, 1835 ; was a school 

teacher; d. Jan. 17, 1867, at Cornish, Me.; m. at 
Parsonsfield, Jan. 2, 1853, Orlando Thurston Parks, 
son of Eliphalet R. and Abigail Gilman (Parsons) 
Parks (her cousin). Resided at Cornish, Me. 

174 Stephen^ Parsons (Stephen*', Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, 
Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 4, 1798, at 
Parsonsfield, Me.; m. Oct. 8, 1821, Eliza Huntress; b. July 20, 
1801. He later moved to Woodstock, N. B., where he died. 

Children of Stephen' and Eliza (Huntress) Parsons: 
i Harriet Newel-, b. July 8, 1822; m. William Lindsey; 

had eight children, 
ii Edwin Ruthven®, b. Sept. 16, 1823; m. Augusta 

Granger ; had six children, 
iii John Randolph®, b. Feb. 15, 1825, at Newfield, Me.; 
m. Sarah Putnam of Houlton, Me. Children: (i) 
Ida^ b. ; m. Mr. Yerxa of St. John, N. B., 

and resided in California. (2) Ella®. (3) Alice, 
; m. Bucknell ; resided in Minneapolis, 

iv Stephen Lorenzo®, b. Sept. 7, 1826, at Newfield, Me.; 
m. at Woodstock, N. B., Prudence Jackson. Chil- 
dren: (i) Simeon®, b. ; resides in Montreal, 
Quebec. (2) Fannie®, b. ; m. Dickinson 
of Woodstock, N. B. 

V Rev. Joseph Thomas®, b. Dec. 9, 1828, at Newfield, 

Me.; m. Sept. 3, 1851, Sarah A. Larlee of New 

Brunswick ; had five children, 
vi Albion King®, b. Dec. 30, 1832, at Woodstock, N. B. ; 

d. in California, June 8, 1893; unm. 
vii Mary Elizabeth®, b. May 23, 1836, at Woodstock, N. B. ; 

m. (i) Randolph Ketchum Shaw; m. (2) William 



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A. Barrows of Boston, Mass. ; m, (3) Lillian Herbert 
Andrews, a lawyer of New York City. Mr. Barrows 
was a soldier in the Civil War. Children: (i) 
Herbert^ Shaw, b. July 26, 1854; m. in Pennsylvania, 
and d. May 10, 1913. Children: i, Mary Helen^" 
Shaw, 2, Herbert A.^'' Shaw, 3, Margaret^" Shaw, 
4, Witham^° Shaw; (2) Helen^ Shaw, b. Mar. 23, 
1856; lives in New York City, 
viii Eliza^ b. May 29, 1838; m. (i) George Trafton; m. 
(2) James H. Knight of Denver, Colo, 
ix Samuel James*, b. Oct. 19, 1841 ; m. (i) Jan. 20, 1866, 
at Athol, Mass., Sarah EUinwood; she d. July 12, 
1892; m. (2) Aug. 30, 1898, Flora Wallace. Four 
children by first wife; all died. Children: (i) 
Edwin^, b. May 24, 1903. (2) Flora**, b. Aug. 11, 
1905- (3) Rutli^, b. Apr. 9, 1907. 

175 Rev. John Usher'' Parsons (Stephen®, Thomas^ Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. i, 
1806, at Parsonsfield, Me.; m. (i) Aug. 17, 1831, at Bangor, 
Me., Harriet Hinkley Nye, daughter of J. Joshua and Martha 
Nye of Bangor, Me. She d. Apr. 12, 1832, at Madison, Ind. 
He m. (2) Jan. i, 1833, at Madison, Ind., Rosetta Hebard of 
Attica, N. Y., daughter of Rev. Soloman and (Lescom) 

Hebard of Attica. She d. Sept., 1843, ^t Milwaukee, Wis. He 
m. (3) Dec. 15, 1844, at Kennebunk, Me., Eliza Safford, daughter 
of William and Louise (Knowlton) Safford of Kennebunk. He 
graduated at Bowdoin College, 1828 ; Andover Theological Sem- 
inary, 1831. Was ordained in New York City, Sept., 1831, 
missionary, and settled in Berkley, Mass., as an evangelist. Was 
author of Biblical Analysis (Wm. Pierce, Boston), Analytical 
Vocabulary, 1834; Analytical Spelling Book (Wm. Hyde, Port- 
land, 1836); The New Life (American Tract Society, 1871) ; 
The Crises of the Soul, 1847; The Nazarite (Wm. Danval, 
Boston, 1838) ; The Reign of Terror, 1838. He resided in 
Madison, Ind. ; Berkley, Mass. ; Southport, Bristol and Sanford, 
Me.; Wellesley, Mass., and in 1871 at Raymond, Racine Co., 
Wis. (In the Congregational Quarterly, July, 1869, it is erro- 
neously stated that he was a son of Joseph® Parsons, who was 
his uncle.) 



2io the parsons family 

Children of Rev. John Usher^ and Rosetta 

(Hebard) Parsons: 
i Harriet Nye^, b. Oct. 15, 1833, at Madison, Ind. ; d. 
1852, at Lawrenceville, Ga. ; m. 1851, Reuben J. 
Butler, son of Albert Kendley Butler. In 1871 he 
resided at Atlanta, Ga. 
447a ii Mary", b. Nov. , 1834, Madison, Ind.; d. 1864, at 
Odgen, Kans. ; m. at Hyannis, Mass., 1857, James 
Berse. In 1871 he resided at Manhattan, Kans. 

iii John Usher^, b. and d. 1836, at Berkley, Mass. 

iv Lieut. John Usher^ b. May 5, 1838, at Berkley, Mass.; 
d. Dec. 25, 1861, at Lawrence, Kans.; m. May 15, 
i860, at Manhattan, Kans., Anna Eliza Kent ; b. 
Nov. 30, 1840, Palestine, Ohio, daughter of Tapley 
Kent. Enlisted Aug. 7, 1861, at Lawrence, Kans.; 
was 1st Lieut. Co. G, 4th Kans. Vols. Was buried 
at Ogden, Kans. Son Frank" Parsons, b. May 6, 
1861. In 1871 resided at Ogden, Kans. 

V Samuel Porter^, b. , 1841, at Mt. Pleasant, Wis. 

Was a private in Co. G, 4th Kans. Vols., and d. in 
army, 1862. 

(There were seven other children; all died infants.) 

176 Rev. Thomas Parsons^ Emerson (Elizabeth Usher^ 
Parsons, Thomas-'^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. May 17, 1809; d. Nov. 8, 1870; m. May 5, 
1847, Stella Briggs Nearing; b. Dec. 26, 1808, daughter of Jeffrey 
and Hannah (Briggs) Nearing of Fulton County, Ohio. He 
was a Congregational minister in Mahomet, 111. 

Children of Rev. Thomas Parsons^ and Steele Briggs 
(Nearing) Emerson: 
i Bradford Alphonso^ Emerson, b. Oct. 10, 1849; '^• 

Dec. 9, 1852. 
ii Qiarles Sylvester^ Emerson, b. Apr. 21, 1852. 

177 Joseph Pratt^ Emerson (Elizabeth Usher^ Parsons, 
Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Nov. 13, 1810; d. July 17, 1884; m. June i, 1830, 
Sarah Dunfield of St. John, N. B., b. Apr. 13, 1815. 



seventh generation 211 

Children of Joseph Pratt^ and Sarah 
(Dunfield) Emerson: 

i Elizabeth Usher^ Emerson, b. Mar. 23, 1832; m. Ben- 
jamin Thayer Allen, 
ii Abbie Parsons^ Emerson, b. Dec. 12, 1833; m. Anthony- 
Jackson, 
iii George Edward^ Emerson, b. Oct. i, 1835; m. Elvira 

Shanks, 
iv Sarah Josephine'^ Emerson, b. Sept. 3, 1839; ^'^- Nov. 

24, 1859, James W. Cook of Wakefield, N. H, 
V Augusta Chapman^ Emerson, b. Aug. 23, 1841. 
vi Helen Eloxis- Emerson, b. July 10, 1848. 
vii Henry Bourne^ Emerson, b. Apr. 21, 1850. 
viii Herbert Joseph* Emerson, b. Feb. 14, 1859. 



178 Lucy Bradbury^ Emerson (Elizabeth Usher'' Parsons, 
Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph'^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Mar. 25, 1816, at Parsonsville, Me.; d. Apr. 14, 
1873; ^^- Sept. 15, 1842, Rev. Calvin Chapman; b. Nov. 13, 
1814, son of Deacon Edmund and Mehitable (Gould) Chapman 
of Bethel, Me. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1839 
and Andover Theological Seminary in 1842. Ordained Dec. 8, 
1842 and settled as minister at Mannsville, Jefferson Co., N. Y. 

Children of Rev. Calvin and Lucy Bradbury^ 
(Emerson) Chapman: 

i Emilie Parsons* Chapman, b. July 11, 1843. 
ii Calvin Emerson* Chapman, b. July 23, 1844. 
iii Luther Bourne* Chapman, b. Oct. 17, 1849. 



179 Rev. Charles Henry^ Emerson (Elizabeth Usher^ 
Parsons, Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 2, 1818, at Parsonsfield, Me.; m. Sept. 
6, 1858, at Lee, Me., LA-dia Eveline Ricker; b. June 26, 1841, 
at Dover, Me., daughter of Hosea and Priscilla Ricker of Lee, 
Me. He was a Congregational minister, residing at Lee, 
Me., 1869. 



212 the parsons family 

Children of Rev. Charles Henry^ and Lydia Eveline 
(Ricker) Emerson: 

i Rose* Emerson, b. Jan. 5, i860; d. in infancy. 

ii Elizabeth Parsons* Emerson, b. Aug. 12, 1861, at 

Lee, Me. 
iii Ralph Bulkley* Emerson, b. Nov. 21, 1863, at Lee, Me. 
iv Luther* Emerson, b. Sept. 14, 1867, at Lee, Me. 

Resides in Seattle, Wash. 

180 Prof. Luther Orlando^ Emerson (Elizabeth Usher^ 
Parsons, Thomas^, Rev, Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 3, 1820, at Parsonsfield, Me.; m. Mar. 
4, 1847, Mary Ann Gove; b. July 24, 1830, at Boston, Mass., 
daughter of John and Mary (Burges) Gove of Boston. He was 
a professor of music and was associated in business with Oliver 
Ditson & Co., music dealers and publishers, in New York City. 

Children of Prof. Luther Orlando'^ and Mary Ann 
(Gove) Emerson: 
i Mary Gove* Emerson, b. Mar. 16, 1848, at Salem, Mass. 
ii John Gove* Emerson, b. May 27, 1849. 
iii Lucilla Parsons* Emerson, b. Oct. 5, 1853, at Boston. 
iv Charles Wesley* Emerson, b. May 27, 1855, at Boston. 
V Abbie Richardson* Emerson, b. Feb. 14, 1859, at Green- 
ville, Mass. ; d. Aug. 14, 1859. 
vi Lizzie Usher* Emerson, b. Dec. 30, i860, at Greenville. 
vii Mabel Holmes* Emerson, b. Apr. 14, 1862. 

181 Elizabeth Usher^ Emerson (Elizabeth Usher^ Parsons, 
Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph*, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Mar. 9, 1825; m. (i) Aug. 4, 1846, in Parsonsfield, 
Abram Joy Bourne; b. Dec. 31, 1813, at Springfield, Vt., son of 
Daniel and Abigail Bourne. He was a missionary in Boston 
under the Boston City Missionary Society. He d. Aug. 24, 1849. 
She m. (2) Dec. 14, 1852, Dr. John Moore; b. Sept. 5, 1814, at 
Parsonsfield, son of Harvey and Phebe Moore. He graduated 
from Hahneman Medical College, Chicago, 111. ; was widely 
known as a skillful physician for successful treatment of paralysis 
and other chronic diseases. In 1869 resided at Kankakee, 111. 



seventh generation 213 

Child of Abram Joy and Elizabeth Usher^ 
(Emerson) Bourne: 
i Emma Frances^ Bourne, b. Aug. 30, 1848, at Boston. 

Children of Dr. John and Elizabeth^ (Emerson) Moore: 

ii William Lester^ Moore, b. May 28, 1854, at Parsonsfield. 

iii Hattie Howe^ Moore, b. Aug. 10, 1856, at Parsonsfield. 

iv John Hahnemann Moore, b. Dec. 2, 1859, at New 
Rutland, 111.; d. Nov. 10, 1861. 

V Harvey Emerson^ Moore, b. Aug. 29, 1863, at New- 
Rutland, 111. 



182 Asa Thompson'^ Parker (Abigail^ Parsons, Thomas^, 
Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
June 10, 181 1, at Tamworth, N. H. ; m. Mar. 21, 1836, at 
Meredith, N. H., Eliza Hanneford Baker; b. Mar. 12, 1814, at 
Holderness, N. H., daughter of Eben and Mary (Cate) Baker 
of Ashland, N. H. He d. Feb. 22, 1849, at Manchester, N. H. 
She d. Mar. 5, 1862, at Lowell, Mass. 

Children of Asa Thompson^ and Eliza Hanneford 
(Baker) Parker: 
i Ellen M.« Parker, b. Aug. 13, 1838; d. Feb. 24, 1840. 
ii Ellen* Parker, b. Apr. 27, 1841, at Lake Village (now 
Laconia), N. H. ; now (1920) residing at Dor- 
chester Centre, Boston, Mass. 
iii George Adams^ Parker, b. Apr. 27, 1841 (twin 
of above), at Laconia, N. H. ; d. Oct. 17, 1903. 
He was a soldier in the Civil War ; enlisted July 
28, 1862, at Portland, Me. ; served three years and 
was promoted from private to Adjutant of the 17th 
Maine Regt. He was wounded May 12, 1864, at 
Spottsylvania, Va. ; shot through the right lung. 
He m. Feb. 13, 1873, Clara Ellen Thompson; b. Mar. 
12, 1845; d. Nov. 19, 1907. Child: (i) LiUian^ 
Parker, b. Feb. 13, 1875; d. Feb. 22, 1875. 
iv Clarence Leroy* Parker, b. Aug. 19, 1847; d. Nov. 21, 
1874 (unm.), at Manchester, N. H. 



214 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

183 Maria Bradbury^ Parker (Abigail Parsons, Thomas^ 
Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. 
Apr. 30, 1813; m. Oct. 11, 1836, Meredith Joseph Hall; b. June 
15. 1813, at Northfield, N. H.. son of Obadiah and Hannah 
(Forrest) Hall of Hopkinton, N. H. She d. Apr. 19, 1867, at 
Manchester, N. H. He d. June 30, 1870, at Manchester, N. H. 

Children of Meredith Joseph and Maria Bradbury^ 
(Parker) Hall: 
448 i Marshall Parker^ Hall, b. Aug. 11, 1838; m. Susan 
Maria James, 
ii Joseph Newton^ Hall, b. Sept. i, 1841 ; d. Mar. 7, 

1842, at Manchester, N. H. 
iii Arthur Norman^ Hall, b. June 17, 1844, at Manchester; 
m. Nov. 20, 1866, at Lebanon, N. H., Henriett Caro^ 
line Carter. She d. July 24, 1875, at Lebanon. 
Children: (i) Henry Winslow^ Hall, b. Sept. i, 
1868. (2) Charles Frederick^ Hall, b. June 23, 1875 ; 
d. Sept. 23, 1875. 

184 Isaac Newton^ Parker ( Abigail*' Parsons, Thomas^ 
Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
June 26, 1818, at Gilford, N. H. ; m. Apr. 22, 1842, Clarissa B. 
Wilson; b. Mar. 5, 1822, at Windham, N. H. ; v/as a machinist; 
then cotton manufacturer and Sheriff of Androscoggin County, 
Me., 1861 to 1870; then admitted to the bar as attorney at law. 
In 1863, when Lewiston became a city, he was chosen City 
Marshal ; prior to that was selectman for three years ; vv as 
Mayor of Lewiston, 1868-9; ^^ i879' bookseller and stationer of 
Lewiston firm, I. N. Parker & Son. He d. at Lewiston, July 
18, 1881. 

Children of Isaac Newtok" and Clarissa B. 

(Wilson) Parker: 
i Newton Wilson* Parker, b. June 18, 1843, at Lowell, 

Mass. 
ii John Wilson^ Parker, b. Sept. 27, 1846; d. Aug. 17, 
1848. 
448b iii Frank W.* Parker, b. Oct. 22, 185 1. In 1870 he was 
chief bookkeeper in First National Bank, Lewiston; 
1879, Treasurer Androscoggin County Savings Bank. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 215 

iv Benjamin Willard® Parker, b. Sept. 8, 1856. In 1879 
he was a bookseller and stationer at Lewiston, I. N. 
Parker & Son. Resident of Dorchester, Mass., 1917. 

185 Susan Dow^ Parker (AbigaiP Parsons, Thomas^, Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 2, 
1822, at Laconia, N. H. ; d. Apr. 16, 1895, at Battle Creek, Mich. ; 
m. Sept. 24, 1845, Martin Luther Wadleigh, a farmer; b. Dec. 
13, 1820, at Meredith, N. H. ; d. Apr. 17, 1895, at Battle Creek, 
Mich.; son of John Fox and Elizabeth (Sandborn) Wadleigh 
of Meredith, N. H. 

Child of Martin Luther and Susan Dow' 
(Parker) Wadleigh: 
i Fred Marble^ Wadleigh, b. June 2^ , 1846; d. June 30, 
1913, at Los Angeles, Cal. ; m. Sept. 4, 1872, at 
Battle Creek, Mich., Harriet Elvira Foster ; b. Jan. 
8, 1850, at Williston, Vt., daughter of Loyal and 
Lucina (Murray) Foster. He was a lawyer at Battle 
Creek, Mich. Child: Louise Foster^ Wadleigh, b. 
at Battle Creek, Mich., Aug. 24, 1883 ; m. June 24, 
1916, Mathew J. Bedall; b. Feb. 16, 1877, at Green- 
town, Stark County, Ohio, son of Winnett and Kath- 
arine (Maple) Bedall. Resides at Los Angeles, Cal. 

186 John Henry" Chesley (Lucy*' Parsons, Thomas^ Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Wake- 
field, N. H., Mar. 30, 1818; m. May 16, 1841, Jane Constance 
Blanchard; b. at Antrim, N. H., Jan. 31, 1818; d. Sept. 11, 1900, 
They resided at Wakefield, N. H., one year, and later at Boston, 
Mass., Burlington, Vt., and Cleveland, Ohio., where they lived 
when he died Jan. 4, 1856, in a railroad accident at Elyria, Ohio. 

Children of John Henry^ and Constance 
(Blanchard) Chesley: 
449 i Henry Blanchard^ Chesley, b. Mar. 25, 1842; m. Adele 
G. Shaw, 
ii James Isaac* Chesle}^, b. Dec. 25, 1845 ; m. Apr. 10, 
1888, Harriet P. DeYone of Perth, N. B. Had two 
children who died in infancy. 



2l6 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

450 iii Ida Constance^ Chesley, b. Apr. 28, 1851 ; m. Alfred 
Ashenden. 
iv Emma Frances^ Chesley, b. Apr. 11, 1853 ; m. in Boston, 
Mass., Sept. 25, 1883, William N. Storer; b. at 
Newton, Mass., Sept. 16, 1849; d. June 7, 1909. 
She resides at Claremont, N. H. Children (born in 
Boston, Mass.): (i) Eliot Chesley^ Storer, b. Oct. 
7, 1887. (2) Paul Nichols^ Storer, b. Nov. 8, 1891. 

187 Charles Usher'' Chesley (Lucy® Parsons, Thomas^, 
Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at 
Wakefield, N. H., Apr. 12, 1827; d. at Washington, D. C, Feb. 
25, 1909; m. at Boston, Mass., Nov. 30, 1859, Sarah Elizabeth 
(Swasey) Twitchell; b. at Wakefield, June 3, 1822; widow of 
Samuel Burge Twitchell and daughter of Ambrose and Sally 
(Jones) Swasey. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1852; 
studied law and practiced at Wakefield, and was for several years 
solicitor of Carroll County, N. H. He went to Washington, D. C, 
June, 1865, in the office of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 
and in 1871 in office of Attorney General. The same year he 
was appointed Solicitor of Internal Revenue by President Grant, 
which office he held until 1888 when his resignation, which had 
been given to President Cleveland three years before, was 
accepted. He was a charter member of the University Club, a 
member of the Bowdoin Alumni Association of Washington and 
of the Washington Alpha Delta Phi Association. His wife d. 
in i( 



Child of Charles Usher'' and Sarah Elizabeth (Swasey) 
(Twitchell) Chesley: 
i John Henry^ Chesley, b. at Wakefield, N. H., Apr. 17, 
1861 ; d. Oct. 19, 1889; m. Apr. 23, 1889, Caroline 
Whittlesey of New Haven, Conn. He was educated 
at Emerson Institute, Washington, D. C, Phillips 
Exeter Academy, N. H., and one year in Yale 
College. She m. (2) Jesse Minor, and resides at 
581 Willow St., Waterbury, Conn. Child: Janet^ 
Chesley, b. May 15, 1890, at Washington, D. C. ; m. 
Oct. I, 1913, Parker W. Rowell of Boston. He was 
educated in Boston School and graduated from Bow- 



SEVENTH GENERATION 217 

doin College. Resides at ii Lyons Ave., Menands, 
Albany County, N. Y. Child: Elizabeth Chesley^" 
Rowell, b. Feb. 7, 1915. 

188 Harriet Sybella^ Parsons (Sylvester^, Thomas^ Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 5, 
1823, at Effingham, N. H. ; d. Nov., 1861, at Wilson, N. Y. Edu- 
cated at Royalton Female Seminary; m. Sept., 1842, Benjamin 
Dearborn; b. Nov. 14, 1816, at Parsonsfield, Me., son of Benja- 
min and Sarah (Pickering) Dearborn of Northampton, N. H. 

Children of Benjamin and Harriet Sybella^ 

(Parsons) Dearborn: 
i Alberta Clay^ Dearborn, b. Dec. 27, 1843 '> ^- William 
D. Burgess; b. at Worcester, Mass., July 25, 1840. 
Enlisted in Navy, 1862; was acting master's mate 
and served to the close of the war. Had two chil- 
dren; both d. in infancy. 

ii Sarah Imogene Dearborn, b. Feb. 24, 1847 1 ^- Apr. 
10, 1912; m. James S. Burgess; b. Mar. 26, 1843. 
He was postmaster at Wilson, N. Y., under the 
Cleveland Administration, and d. Oct. 17, 1912. No 
children. 

iii Lucy Winifred* Dearborn, b. Apr. i, 1850; d. Mar. i, 
1870, unni. 

iv Frank Howard^ Dearborn, b. Mar. 10, 1853; d. June 

I, 1855- 
v Benjamin* Dearborn, b. Jan. 5, 1855 ; d. in infancy, 
vi Harriette Usher* Dearborn, b. Sept. 12, 1857; m. Fred- 
erick Hamer, May 26, 1880. They reside at Wilson, 
N. Y. No children. 

189 Dr. Sylvester^ Parsons (Sylvester^ Thomas^ Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 21, 
1829, at Effingham, N. H. ; m. Sept. 21, 1854, at Wilson, N. Y., 
Donna Maria, daughter of Capt. Luther and Sarah (Stevens) 
Wilson ; was educated at Yates Academy, Orleans County, N. Y., 
and Williams College, Mass. He graduated at Geneva Medical 
College in 1852, and practiced three years at Wilson ; then studied 
law and was admitted to the bar in 1858, at Buffalo, N. Y., 



2l8 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

practicing law at Wilson and Rochester, N. Y., until his death, 
Feb. 19, 1877. He was town clerk of Wilson, town superin- 
tendent of common schools and a member of the board of educa- 
tion of Wilson Free School. His wife d. in April, 1888. 

Children of Sylvester^ and Donna Maria 
(Wilson) Parsons: 
i Ada May^ b. Nov. 11, 1856; d. Jan. 1887; m. Dr. 

Charles Reed in 1878. No children, 
ii Edward Martindale^, b. May 29, 1858; d. Aug., 1909. 
iii Willis Sylvester^, b. Mar. 19, 1862; d. Aug. 19, 1863. 

451 iv Clara Wilson^, b. Dec. 4, 1864; m. Frank S. Coates of 

Olcott, N. Y., in 1885. 

452 V Helen Elizabeth^, b. July 8, 1868; m. Vincent Seeley. 
vi Clay W. Parsons*, b. Apr. 10, 1873 ; educated at Wilson 

and Rochester, N. Y., in 1889, and later at Lockport, 
N. Y. ; establishing, in 1900, the present Parsons 
Drug Co. of that city. Married Catherine Page of 
Lockport, N. Y., in 1899. No children. 

190 Caroline Augusta^ Parsons (Sylvester®, Thomas^, Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 24, 
1831, at Wilson, N. Y. ; educated at Yates Academy, Orleans 
County, N. Y., and Wilson Academy; m. Apr. 19, 1856, Charles 
Winfield Seeley, son of Daniel and Sally (Green) Seeley; b. Apr. 
19, 1826, at Ephrata, Fulton County, N. Y. ; engaged in mercan- 
tile business at Wilson for some years ; later at Ovid, Seneca 
County, where he was deputy sheriff for four years, returning to 
Wilson in 1862; d. Jan. 24, 1891. 

Children of Charles Winfield and Caroline Augusta'^ 
( Parsons ) Seeley : 

453 i Fred Parsons* Seeley, b. Feb. 14, 1857; m. Mabel 

Lewella Pew. 

454 ii Nettie Emerson* Seeley, b. Feb. 5, i860; m. Frank 

B. Martin. 

191 Thomas Usher^ Parsons (Sylvester®, Thomas^, Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 26, 



SEVENTH GENERATION 2 19 

1833, at Wilson, N. Y. ; d. May 27, 1913 ; educated at Wilson 
Collegiate Institute and Bryant & Stratton Commercial College 
at Cleveland, Ohio; m. (i) May 4, 1863, at Chicago, 111., Deborah 
Scarborough, daughter of William and Darna (Thayer) Scar- 
borough of Tipton, Iowa. She d. April, 1865. He m. (2) Eliz- 
abeth Jeannett deRochemont; b. at Newington, N. H., daughter 
of F. W. deRochemont; b. at Portsmouth, N. H., and Marie 
Louise deWit; b. at Demerara, British Guiana, South America. 

Child of Thomas Usher and Deborah 
(Scarborough) Parsons: 

i William Usher Scarborough^, b. Apr., 1864; m. (i) 
Lora Mathews; b. at Olcott, N. Y., daughter of 
Richard Mathews. She was divorced. He m. (2) 
June 10, 191 1, at Denver, Colo., Laonia Pomeroy ; 
b. at Lockport, N. Y., daughter of Myron Pomeroy. 
Children (by ist wife): (i) Infant, b. and d. in 
infancy. (2) Deborah^, b. Oct. 29, 1896; graduated 
from Lockport High School, June, 191 5. 



192 Annette Augusta^ Livy (Lucinda*' Parsons, Thomas-^ 
Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph", Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. July 
9, 1819, at Wolfsboro, N. H. ; d. Nov. 21, 1865, at Wolfsboro; 
m. at Wolfsboro, Dec. 14, 1837, Dr. Jeremiah Forrest Hall ; b. 
Dec. 2, 1816, at Northfield, N. H. ; son of Obadiali N. and 
Hannah (Forrest) Hall of Canterbury, N. H. He was edu- 
cated at Dartmouth College ; took degree of M.D. ; practiced his 
profession at Wolfsboro, N. H.; served in the Civil War as 
Surgeon of 15th New Hami)shire Vols., and later was examin- 
ing Surgeon of ist Cong. Dist., N. H., Board of Enrollment. 
After the war he practiced his profession at Portsmouth, N. H., 
until his death there. Mar. i, 1888. He was prominent in tlie 
professional, financial and political life of his native State. He 
was President of the Portsmouth Trust and Guaranty Co.. State 
Senator for four years. Trustee and Treasurer of the New Hamp- 
shire State Asylum for the Insane, and held other positions of 
honor and trust. 



2 20 the parsons family 

Children of Dr. Jeremiah Forrest and Annette 
Augusta^ (Livy) Hall, 
all born at Wolfsboro, N. H. : 
i Sarah Parsons^ Hall, b. Aug. 13, 1839; d. Aug. 31, 
1915; buried at Meredith, N. H.; m. Aug. 10, 
1865, Ainsworth Emory Blount of Cleveland, Tenn. ; 
b. Feb. 16, 1832; d. Feb. 21, 191 1 ; son of Ainsworth 
Emory and Harriet (Elsworth) Blount of Chat- 
ham, Conn. Child: (i) Mary Annette^ Blount, b. 
June 28, 1868, at Cleveland, Tenn. She m. Earl Jay 
Ward, son of Earl Johnson Ward by his first wife, 
ii Henry Forrest^ Hall, b. Aug. 8, 1842; d. Sept. 23, 
1897, at Coronado Beach, Cal. ; m. (i) Emma Luns- 
ford; b. Mar. 19, 1858; d. Mar. 18, 1884; m. 
(2) Agnes Murdock, Dec. 29, 1885; b. Sept. 20, 
1864; d., no issue by either wife. He was a physi- 
cian ; served in the Civil War and went to California 
soon after the war; lived at Adin, Modoc County, 
and removed to Ft. Collins, Colo., in 1885, and was 
Mayor of that city ; later returned to California, 
iii Mary Annette^ Hall, b. Feb. 28, 1853 ; d. Sept. 15, 1855. 
454a iv Edward Hayden** Hall, b. Aug. 30, 1857, m. Violette 
Fortune. 



193 Harriet Byron^ Livy (Lucinda" Parsons, Thomas^ 
Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
Apr. 19, 1821, at Wolfsboro, N. H. ; d. Mar. 28, 1885, at Savan- 
nah, Ga. ; m. Oct. 13, 1845, ^^ Rome, Floyd County, Ga., William 
Early Alexander; b. July 5, 1816, in Blount County, Tenn.; 
son of Joseph and Elizabeth (McReynolds) Alexander. He was 
a planter and resided at Rome and Savannah, Ga. In 1875 and 
for many years prior he was a merchant in Savannah. He was 
a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. He d. Feb. 14, 1890, 
at Fort Reed, Fla. 

Children of William Early and Harriet Byron^ 
(Livy) Alexander: 

454b i Joseph Edwin^ Alexander, b. July 12, 1846; m. Lucy 
Armistead Hollinger. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 221 

454c ii Elizabeth Augusta^ Alexander, b. Feb. 5, 1851 ; m. 
Alfred Tilghman Luckie. 

iii William Henry^ Alexander, b. Nov. 26, 1853, at Rome, 
Ga. ; d. in St. Louis, Mo., July 29, 1906; unm. 

iv George Russell* Alexander, b. Oct. 24, 1855, at Rome, 

Ga. ; B.A. graduate of University of Georgia. 
V Hattie Nellie® Alexander, b. June 7, 1858, at Rome, 
Ga. ; m. Oct. 22, 1890, at Atlanta, Ga., Andrew 
Ruthven Gordon; son of Andrew and Rebecca 
(Dickerson) Gordon. Child: (i) William Early 
Alexander^ Gordon, b. in Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 22, 1892. 
He enlisted in the Navy, Nov., 1917, at Nashville, 
Tenn., in the world war, went into training at Nor- 
folk, Va., Dec. 15, 1917, was on the destroyer 
Woolsey, the flag ship of the flotilla, and made 
several trips across ; on one of the trips the flotilla 
was the escort of the Presidential party to the peace 
conference. He was discharged from the Navy Apr. 
7, 1919, at Norfolk, Va. ; special discharge as he 
enlisted in the regulars for four years. 

vi Carrie MabeP Alexander, b. May 26, 1868, at Savannah, 
Ga. ; d. Feb. 28, 1897, at Sanford, Fla. ; m. in 
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 22, 1890, Benjamin F. Whitner 
of Sanford, Fla.; son of B. F. and Bessie (Ran- 
dolph Whitner. Child: (i) B. F.« Whitner, Jr., 
(4) b. Feb. 5, 1897, at Sanford, Fla. ; graduated 
from University of Florida. Enlisted in Army, 
trained at Plattsburg, N. Y., and Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Was 2d Lieut, in Cavalry, saw no foreign service. 
Discharged at Camp Taylor, Ky. 



194 Caroline Elizabeth^ Livy (Lucinda® Parsons, Thomas', 
Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
June 20, 1823, at Wolfsboro, N. H. ; m. June 8, 1844, in Cas- 
well County, N. C, Rev. John McKnitt Madison Caldwell; b. 
July 17, 1812, near Charlotte, N. C. ; son of Rev. Samuel Craig- 
head and Elizabeth (Lindsay) Caldwell of Mecklenburg County 
(Sugar Creek Church), and grandson of Rev. David Caldwell, 
D.D., of Guilford County, N. C. He graduated from the Uni- 



222 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

versity of Georgia; was ordained in 1835 '^^ Ramah Church, 
N. C. In 1844 he was pastor of the Sugar Creek Church. In 
1845 he removed to Rome, Ga., and organized a Presbyterian 
Church there, of which he was pastor until 1856, when he 
became President of the Rome Female College, and its pro- 
prietor in 1863. He died Sept. 21, 1892. Mrs. Caldwell was 
educated at the Troy (N. Y.) Female Seminary under Mrs. 
Emma Willard, and became a teacher in Caswell County, N. C, 
in a boarding school for girls, conducted by Rev. Mr. Richard, 
where she met Rev. J. M. M. Caldwell, whom she married in 
1844... A year later they removed to Rome, Ga., the chief town 
of Cherokee (now Floyd County), from which the Indians had 
only recently been removed to the reservation. She was a woman 
of rare intellectual powers and great administrative ability. She 
devoted her life to teaching; hrst in a private school for girls, 
and then for more than thirty years in the Rome Female 
College in what was practically a frontier settlement, and it 
would be hard to overestimate the part played by this noble and 
cultured Christian lady in the upbuilding of the whole section 
of the State of Georgia, in which her life work was spent. Her 
school was a centre of refinement and culture, and when the 
College was organized it soon became a power in the land, and 
the rude pioneer hamlet grew into a prosperous and cultured 
city. Her work extended over forty laborious years, and she 
entered into rest in the scene of her labors at Rome, Ga., June 
8, 18S6, in the midst of hundreds of grateful hearts who at- 
tributed to her influence, example and tuition much of their 
own happiness and success in life. 

Children of Rev. John McKnitt Madison and Caroline 

Elizabeth'' (Livy) Caldwell, 

all born at Rome, Ga. : 

454d i Samuel Craighead^ Caldwell, b. Sept. 13, 1846; m. 

Rebecca K. Pearson. 
454e ii Rev. Alfred Shorter^ Caldwell, b. Sept. 23, 1848; m. 

Mary Lizzie Hutchinson. 
454f iii John Livy® Caldwell, b. Apr. 25, 1850; m. Rilma 
Sanders, 
iv Thomas Parsons^ Caldwell, b. Nov. 29, 185 1 ; d. Apr. 
1852. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 223 

V Edwin Harfer^ Caldwell, b. Feb. 20, 1853; d. Aug. 
14, 1872. 
454g vi Frank Hawkins* Caldwell, b. July 25, 1857; m. (i) 
Nellie Georgia Word; (2) Mary Spencer. 



195 JoiiN^ Parsons (Joseph^ Samuel^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. 
Joseph'*, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. July 27, 1798; d. in 
1871 ; m. Catherine Pollard. 

Children of John" and Catherine (Pollard) Parsons: 

i Statira M.^ b. Mar. 6, 1825. 

ii Sarah Jane®, b. Oct. 7, 1828; m. P. H. Tracy. Resided 
at Newport, Me., in 1870. Children: (i) Byron^ 
Tracy, b. Oct. , 1855. (2) Mary J.» Tracy, b. 
May , i860. 

iii John Frazer®, b. Dec. 3, 183 1 ; m. Angeline Flanders. 

iv Marcus L.®, b. Sept. 30, 1834. 

V Joseph^ b. Aug. 5, 1835; d. Nov. 4, 1841. 



196 Nathaniel'' Parsons (Joseph^, SamueP, Rev. Joseph*, 
Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 19, 1800, at 
Cornville, Me.; d. Feb. 19, 1872, at Foxcroft, Me.; m. at Corn- 
ville, Me., 1825, Rebecca Davis Collins; b. May 9, 1800, at New 
Castle, Me. He was a prominent Free Mason, and a carpenter 
by occupation. In 1870 he resided at Dover, Me. 

Children of Nathaniel^ and Rebecca Davis 
(Collins) Parsons: 

i Judith Ann®, b. Aug. 18, 1827; m. at Foxcroft, Me., 
July 4, 1855, William McComb; b. Sept. 12, 1823, 
at St. Stephen, N. B., son of William and Mary 
(Nixon) McComb of St. Davids, N. B. Children: 
(i) William H.» McComb, b. Aug. 28, i860, at Fox- 
croft. (2) Frederick Lincoln^ McComb, b. Sept. 
18, 1864. 
ii Jonathan Collins®, b. Dec. 4, 1831, at Cornville; was 
a soldier in the Civil War. 
455 iii Alfred Curtis®, b. July 9, 1841 ; m. Harriet I. Cates. 



2 24 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

197 Deacon David^ Parsons (Samuel®, SamueP, Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 16, 
1802; m. Feb. 3, 1828, Beulah Lancaster; b. May 6, 1799, 
daughter of David and Sally (Curtis) Lancaster of Wool- 
wich, Me. 

Children of Deacon David^ and Beulah 

(Lancaster) Parsons, 

all born at Cornville, Me. : 

i Sarah Elizabeth®, b. July o.'j, 1830; m. James Merrill 
of Harmony, Me. 

ii Stephen Decatur^ b. Oct. 17, 1831, at Cornville, Me.; 
was in the Mexican War a few months. Later 
resided in California and Montana. 

iii Samuel Sylvester®, b. Jan. 8, 1833 ; m. Dec. 14, 1867, 
Jane Clematina Russell; b. Dec. 12, 1833, at 
Brighton, Me., daughter of Stephen and Fidelia 
(Laughton) Russell of Norridgewock, Me. 

iv Dr. and Maj. David Elkins®, b. Dec. 5, 1836, at Corn- 
ville, Me.; m. (i) at Skowhegan, Me., Feb. 20, 1864, 
Clara Amanda Rogers ; b. Nov. 9, 1838, at Stetson, 
Me. She d. Nov. 19, 1869, at Stetson. He m. (2) 
at Norridgewock, Me., Jan. 30, 1871, Isabel Frances 
Bixby; b. Oct. 4, 1844. He was educated at Union 
College, Schenectady, N. Y., Class 1861, and studied 
medicine. He was a Lieutenant and a Major in the 
Civil War and practiced medicine at Stetson and 
Norridgewock, Me. Had a son, David Whitman^, b. 
Mar. 2, 1866, at Stetson, Me. 



198 Almira^ Parsons (Samuel®, SamueP, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. 
Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 4, 1805, at Corn- 
ville, Me.; m. (i) by Rev. Joseph Merrill, Apr. 2, 1833, at 
Cornville, Samuel McClure; b. Nov. 6, 1807, at Cornville, son 
of David and Hannah (Marsh) McClure of Cornville. He d. 
June 19, 1849, at Cornville, and she m. (2) Sept. 11, 1855, Eben 
Wentworth; b. July 12, 1793, at Bruxton, Me. He d. May 
9, 1870. 



seventh generation 225 

Children of Samuel and Almira^ (Parsons) McClure, 
all born at Cornville, Me. : 
i Noah Marsh^ McCIure, b. Feb. i, 1834. 
ii Samuel Parsons^ McClure, b. Feb. 6, 1836. 
iii Hannah Elizabeth^ McClure, b. Aug. 16, 1839. 



198a Nehemiah C.^ Goodwin (Fanny'' Cooper, Susan^ 
Parsons, Dr. John^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph', 
Cornet Joseph^), b. May 16, 1835; d. Oct. 29, 1906; m. Susan 
Lewis. She d. Oct. 10, 1905. 

Children of Nehemiah C.^ and Susan (Lewis) Goodwin: 
i Adelaid^ Goodwin, b. , 1861 ; d. at Dover, , 

1863. 
ii Minnie Frances^ Goodwin, b. July 23, 1868; d. June 

22, 1870. 
iii Benjamin Perkins^ Goodwin, b. July 12, 1870; m. Nov. 

26, 1899, LuHe Baker. Children: (i) Dorothy EHz- 

abeth" Goodwin; b. Nov. 15, 1900. (2) Mildred 

Thatcher^" Goodwin, b. Aug. 31, 1903. 
iv Mary Ann^ Goodwin, b. May 23, 1873 ; m. Albert T. 

Pierce. Children: (i) Ralph Cooper^° Pierce, b. 

Nov. 16, 1893. (2) Ruth Esther" Pierce, b. May 
, 1896. (3) Addie" Pierce, b. Jan. 23, 1899; m. 

March, 191 5, Frank Parlow. Child: Louise Esther" 

Parlow, b. July , 1916. 
V John Parsons-Cooper^ Goodwin, b. Apr. 16, 1874; m. 

Sept. 3, 191 1, Mary MacDonald. 
vi Mildred'* Goodwin; b. Nov. 17, 1876; m. Leander 

Gaboon. Children: (i) Luther^" Gaboon, b. July 
, 1901. (2) Herbert" Gaboon, b. Oct. , 1905. 



199 Elizabeth^ Emery (Elizabeth'' Parsons, Dr. John'"', Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. , 

1788; m. 1812, William Emery, Jr., son of \A'illiani and Mary 
(Salter) Emery; b. Apr. 10, 1791, at Sanford, Me.; d. there 
Nov. 23, 1877. He was a farmer, deputy sheriff of York County, 
Me., and a merchant at Sanford. 



2 26 the parsons family 

Children of William and Elizabeth'' (Emery) Emery, 
all born at Sanford, Me. : 

456 i Caleb^ Emery, b. Mar. 18, 1813; m. Marcia Perkins 

Choate. 
ii William^ Emery, b. Mar. 3, 1815; d. Feb. 28, 1821. 
iii Mary Ann^ Emery, b. Jan. 7, 1817; d. Apr. 28, 1821. 

457 iv Elizabeth® Emery, b. Feb. 3, 1819; m. Timothy 

Shaw, Jr. 

458 V Mary Ann* Emery, b. Apr. 5, 1821 ; m. Samuel 

Tompson. 

vi William* Emery, b. Mar. 15, 1823; m. Harriet W. Fall. 
He was a lawyer at Biddeford, Lebanon and Alfred, 
Me.; d. at Alfred, Aug. 31, 1889. 

vii Titus Salter* Emery, b. Mar. 3, 1825 ; m. Jan. 23, 185 1, 
Annie, daughter of Benjamin and Barbara (Hinport) 
Witmar of Lancaster, Pa. Resided in Philadelphia, 
Pa. Manufacturer of bar-iron and nails. Author 
of a pamphlet on geology. He d. at Lancaster, Pa., 
Apr. 20, 1894. She d. there. 

459 viii Martha Greenleaf* Emery, b. May 2^, 1S2';/; m. Jere- 

miah Goodwin. 

200 Stephen'^ Hubbard (Fanny^ Parsons, Dr. John^, Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 15, 
1791, at Acton, Me.; m. Dec. 31, 1818, at Acton, Me., Lydia 
Coffin; b. Jan. 29, 1797, at Newfield, daughter of Edmund and 
Martha (Randall) Coffin of Berwick, Me. In 1871 he resided 
at Acton, Me. 

Children of Stephen'' and Lydia (Coffin) Hubbard: 
i Martha F.* Hubbard, b. Jan. 16, 1820. 
ii Edmund C* Hubbard, b. Feb. 8, 1822; d. Sept. 8, 

1854, at Key West, Fla. 
iii Ann Maria* Hubbard, b. May 8, 1824. 
iv Henrietta E.* Hubbard, b. July 23, 1827. 
V Electa G.* Hubbard, b. Apr. i, 1829. 
vi Stephen A.* Hubbard, b. June 10, 1831. 
vii John P.* Hubbard, b. July 2, 1833. 
viii Peter R.* Flubbard, b. June 5, 1836. 
ix James C* Hubbard, b. June 25, 1840; d. Aug. 31, 
i860, at Cannelton, Ind. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 227 

201 Maria Parker^ Hubbard (Fanny^ Parsons, Dr. John^, 
Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
Dec. II, 1799, at Shapleigh, Me.; d. Nov. 30, 1863, at Lewiston, 
Me.; m. (i) at Shapleigh, Moses Hemmingway. He d. She 
m. (2), at Acton, Aug. 19, 1830, Clement Parker; b. Aug. 12, 
1809, at Reading, Vt. He was a manufacturer and wholesale 
trader at Lewiston, Me. 

Children of Moses and Maria Parker^ 
(Hubbard) Hemmingway: 
i John* Hemmingway, b. Oct. 16, 1818, at Shapleigh, Me. 
ii Moses® Hemmingway, b. Oct. 3, 1820. 
iii Catherine P.® Hemmingway, b. Aug, 30, 1822; d. Nov. 

23, 1838, at Acton, Me. 
iv Frances A.^ Hemmingway, b. 

Children of Clement and Maria Parker'^ 
(Hubbard) Parker: 
V Emily Maria^ Parker, b. , at Acton, Me. 

vi Julia® Parker, b. , at Somersworth, N. H. 

vii Jonathan Hubbard® Parker, b. , at Acton, Me. 

viii Rachel Taylor® Parker, b. , at Sanford, Me. 

ix Martha Helen® Parker, b. , at Sanford, Me. 



202 Julia Sargent^ Parsons (Joseph^, William^, Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr, 4, 
1807, at Alfred, Me.; d. Feb. 18, 1859, at Franklin, Me.; was 
m. by John Sargent, Esq., Dec. 15, 1828, to Capt. John West; 
b. Apr. 8, 1799, at Franklin, Me.; d. June i, 1874. He was a 
sea captain in early life, later did an extensive business in ship- 
building and lumbering; was state senator; was identified with 
the Republican party from its beginning and was a delegate to 
the Chicago Convention which nominated Abraham Lincoln in 
i860 ; was collector of internal revenue for the 5th Maine district 
from the creation of the office until he resigned about 1868; 
was justice of the peace; surveyed and conveyed property, and 
with some knowledge of law was a legal advisor of the town 
people. Resided at Franklin, Me. 



2 28 the parsons family 

Children of Capt. John and Julia Sargent^ 

(Parsons) West, 

all born at Franklin, Me. : 

460 i Julia Maria^ West, b. Mar. 19, 1830; m. Henry Edmund 

Macomber. 
ii John Usher^ West, b. Nov. 20, 1831 ; d. July 5, i860, 
at Franklin ; unm. 

461 iii Joseph Henry^ West, b. Nov. 22, 1833 ; m. Mary 

Palmer Brackett. 

462 iv Henrietta Sargent^ West, b. Oct. 25, 1837; m. Francis 

Taft. 

V Charlotte Elizabeth^ West, b. Apr. 3, 1841 ; m. (i) 
Melatiah Jordan Blaisdell, b. Apr. 22, 1845, at 
Franklin, son of James Madison and Lydia Dyer 
(Butler) Blaisdell. He d. May 5, 1874 in Franklin. 
He was a merchant, justice of the peace, town clerk. 
She m. (2) Feb. 9, 1890, Walter B. Blaisdell, who 
d. May 20, 1899. She resides in Franklin. Child: 
Maurice West^ Blaisdell, b. Feb. 22, 1872; d. Apr. 
28, 1875. 

vi Mary Frances* West, b. Mar. 5, 1843 ; m. by Rev. 
Selden Westworth, at Franklin, Nov. 3, 1875, Samuel 
Judson Blaisdell, b. Nov. 22, 1843, in Franklin. He 
d. Apr. 28, 1879, ii^ Los Angeles, Cal. In 1875 was 
a civil engineer in Denver, Colo. Child: John West^ 
Blaisdell, b. Oct. 21, 1876, in Franklin, Me.; m. June 
16, 1906, Ella Macfarlan Browne of Washington, 
D. C, b. in Philadelphia, Oct. 18, 1874, daughter of 
Dr. William H. and Mary Ann (Gilmore) Browne. 
He is a lumber manufacturer residing in Franklin, 
Me. Children: i, John West" Blaisdell, Jr., b. May 
24, 1909. 2, William Winthrop" Blaisdell, b. July 5, 
1910. 3, Robert Woodruff" Blaisdell, b. Oct. 9, 
1911. 

203 Joseph Usher^ Parsons (Joseph^, William^, Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 22, 
1809, at Sullivan, Me. ; m. by Rev. Sewell Tenney, at Portland, 
Me., Aug. 28, 1843, Eliza Clark Kendall, b. Mar. 15, 1810, at 
Newport, R. I., daughter of Edward and Mary (Clark) Kendall 



SEVENTH GENERATION 229 

of Newport. In 1875 ^^ resided at Franklin, Me.; was for 
many years a master mariner. He d. Dec. 7, 1895. She d. May 
29, 1888. 

Children of Joseph Usher^ and Eliza Clark 

(Kendall) Parsons: 
i Josephine KendalP, b. Feb. 11, 1845, at Providence, 
R. I.; d. there Sept. 25, 1847. 

463 ii James Edward^, b. Nov. 17, 1846; m. Lizzie M. Butler, 
iii Harriet Sargent^, b. Nov. 24, 1848, at Portland, Me. ; 

d. Aug-. 29, 1849, at Portland. 

464 iv Mary Charlotte^, b. Nov. 19, 1850; m. Reuben H. 

Williams. 



204 Charlotte Sanders'' Parsons (Joseph^, William^, Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at East- 
brook, Me., Aug. 22, 181 1 ; d. July 5, 1850; m. at Franklin, 
Me., Sept. 15, 1839, t>y Thomas Robinson, Esq., Benjamin Jordan ; 
b. Jan. 15, 1809, at Ellsworth, Me., son of Benjamin and Sarah 
(Button) Jordan of Ellsworth. He was a lumberman and resided 
at Ellsworth, where he d. Mar. 28, 1883. 

Children of Benjamin and Charlotte Sanders^ 
(Parsons) Jordan: 
i Edward^ Jordan, b. in Eastbrook, Me., Dec. 9, 1840; 
m. June 10, i860, Jane Dumican, of Bangor, Me., 
b. June 30, 1835. She d. Sept. 15, 1905. He was 
second lieutenant in ist Maine Cavalry in Civil War, 
Is in the saddlery business in Bangor, Me. Child: 
Charlotte J.^ Jordan, b. in Bangor, Me., July 30, 
1861 ; m. Nov. 15, 1890, Munroe E. Cleveland, of 
Thomasville, Ga. Resides in Bangor, Me. Child: 
Anna Frances^" Cleveland, b. Dec. 11, 1891. 

ii William^ Jordan, b. Sept. 4, 1842; was a soldier in 
Civil War in ist Maine Heavy Artillery. Went west 
in 1870; never m. as far as known. 

iii John Parsons^ Jordan, b. Sept. 7, 1844; d. Oct. 7, 1863, 
at Augusta, Me. Enlisted in a Maine Regiment in 
the Civil War and d. before leaving state. 

iv Henry Sargent^ Jordan, b. , 1848; m. , 



230 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

1880, Mary Potter, of Bangor, Me. Went west and 
d. in California, Jan. 4, 1909. Is said to have had 
three children. 
V Charles Dudley^ Jordan, b. June 19, 1850; d. Dec. 9, 
1867. His mother d. when he was two weeks old 
and he was adopted into the family of his aunt, Mrs. 
Julia S. (Parsons) West. 

205 William Dudley^ Parsons (Joseph^, William^, Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. in East- 
brook, Me., Dec. 27, 1815; d. Feb. 3, 1883; m. Sarah A. Wilbur, 
b. Oct. 8, 1817, d. Oct. 16, 1862. 

Children of William Dudley'^ and Sarah A. 

(Wilbur) Parsons: 

465 i Frances Usher^, b. Apr. 27, 1836 ; m. Thomas H. Hoyt. 

ii John W.% b. in Eastbrook, Me., Oct. 22, 1837; was 
Sergeant Major in 7th Maine Regiment and was 
killed in battle of Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862. 

iii Lewis W.*, b. in Ashland, Me., Aug. 4, 1839; d. May 
2, 1846. 

iv Joseph E.*, b. Mar. 20, 1841 ; killed in battle of the 
Wilderness, May 19, 1864. 

v Mary E.^ b. Dec. 16, 1842 ; d. Dec. 2t„ 1844. 

vi William B.^ b. in Ashland, Aug. 21, 1845 > d- June 
29, 1846. 

vii Louisa^ b. in Ashland, Aug. 6, 1846; d. Aug. 17, 1849. 
viii William Dudley, Jr.^ b. in Ashland, Sept. 24, 1848; d. 
Aug. 14, 1849. 

ix Charlotte J.^, b. in Ashland, Dec. 6, 1850; d. Nov. 6, 
1870; m. Levi Kendall Parsons, Sept. i, 1870; d. 
of typhoid fever nine weeks later. 
X Annette J.^ b. in Ashland, Dec. 25, 1852; m. (i) Apr. 
27, 1879, Rev. C. N. Sinnott, a Congregational min- 
ister. She m. (2) Henry H. Higgins of Bar Harbor, 
Aug. 21, 1887; he d. June 23, 1910. Child: Sarah 
May^ Higgins, b. Dec. 27, 1889 ; d. May 7, 1909. 

xi Charles Fremont*, b. in Eastbrook, Me., Aug. 13, 1856; 
m. (i) June 20, 1885, Lizzie M. Spear who d. ; m. 
(2) Mar. 2, 1893, Clara Louise Towle, b. May 31, 



SEVENTH GENERATION 23 1 

1871. He is a capitalist living at Presque Isle, Me. 
Child: Vaughan William^, b. July 7, 1897; m. Nov. 
I, 1916, Margaret Louise Boone, daughter of Dr. 
Sherman Willard Boone of Presque Isle. They 
reside at Washburn, Me. ; he is a merchant. 

206 Eliza'^ Leighton (Sarah^ Parsons, William^, Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 11, 
1804, in Shapleigh, Me.; d. May 2^, 1852, at Lincoln, Me.; m. 
about 1837, Thomas F. Hall of Belfast, Me. He d. Nov. 14, 
1852, at Lincoln, Me. ; was a lumberman, hotel-keeper and post- 
master. 

Children of Thomas F. and Eliza'^ (Leighton) Hall: 

466 i Sarah Parsons* Hall, b. July 29, 1838; m. Samuel C. 

Ramsdell. 

467 ii Mary Eunice* Hall, b. June 27, 1840; m. Merritt 

Jordan, 
iii Charles Fletcher* Hall, b. Apr. 23, 1842; enlisted July 
3, 1861, in 2d Maine Regiment; was transferred to 
the 20th and was killed in battle at Gettysburg, July 
3. 1863. 

468 iv Emily Ann* Hall, b. Sept. 26, 1845 '< ^- Addison P. 

Reed. 
V John Leighton* Hall, b. Nov. 23, 1847 '> ^- ^^'^ resided 
at San Bernardino, Cal. 

207 Dr. William" Lewis (Abigail*' Parsons, William^ Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Alfred, 
Me., May i, 1798; d. at South Berwick, Me., June 15, 1865; m. 
Dec. 7, 1826, Lydia Littlefield, b. Oct. 21, 1797, at Lyman, Me., 
daughter of Aaron and Lydia (Taylor) Littlefield, of Alfred, 
Me, She d. Mar. 10, 1859. He practiced medicine in Shap- 
leigh, Me. 

Children of Dr. William^ and Lydia 
(Littlefield) Lewis: 
i Isabel Goodwin* Lewis, b. in Shapleigh, Me., Sept. 25, 
1827; m. Oct. 6, 1874, Capt, James A. Creighton of 
Thomaston, Me. She d. Mar. 27, 1900, at Wellesley 
Hills, Mass. He d. Nov. 3, 1893. No children. 



232 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

ii DanieP Lewis, b. in Shapleigh, Me., Sept. 3, 1829 ; m. 
May , 1856, Mary A. Dutton, of Kenton, Ohio. 
Killed in Civil War at Atlanta, Ga., July, 1864. She 
d. Children: (i) Kate F.^ Lewis, b. in Kenton, 
Ohio, Sept. 27, 1857. (2) William D.^ Lewis, b. in 
Kenton, Ohio, Sept. 10, 1859; d. ; m, Apr. 

26, 1883, Annie H. Marvin. No children. 

469 iii Charles Winslow^ Lewis, b. Sept. 25, 1831 ; m. Emma 

Watts, 
iv Lydia Abigail^ Lewis, b. July 4, 1833; d. July 30, 
1837, at Shapleigh, Me. 

470 V Marcia Freeman^ Lewis, b. Sept. 30, 1835 ; m. Orestes 

Topliffe. 
vi Letitia HalP Lewis, b. Jan. 22, 1838; d. Jan. i, 1917; 

m. James D. Cummings of Wilmington, N. C, Nov. 

23, 1870. He d. Nov. 26, 1901. No children, 
vii Abby Catherine^ Lewis, b. in Shapleigh, Me., Dec. 31, 

1840; d. there Nov. 25, 1845. 

208 Sally^ Lewis (Abigail*^ Parsons, William^, Rev. Joseph*, 
Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 14, 1801 ; d. 
Feb. 27, 1858, at Lyman, Me.; m. in 1827, Capt. George Moulton 
of Sanford, Me. He d. June 11, 1855. 

Child of Capt. George and Sally^ (Lewis) Moulton: 
i William Parsons^ Moulton, b. June 3, 1838; d. Sept. 18, 
1863, at Lyman, Me.; m. Sept. , 1855, Sarah Den- 
nett Hanson. Children : ( i ) George William^ Moul- 
ton, b. May 18, 1857; d. Feb. 12, 1903; was a 
policeman in Portland, Me. ; m. and left a widow. 
No children. (2) Lydia Frances^ Moulton, b. Aug. 
, 1859; d. Oct. 10, 1863, at Goodwins Mills, Me. 

209 Daniel'^ Lewis (Abigail'' Parsons, William^, Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Alfred, 
Me., Mar. 10, 1803; d. in Charlestown, Mass., Jan. 26, 1868; m. 
Dec. 17, 1844, Lucy Maria Conant, daughter of John Conant of 
Alfred, Me. She d. in New York, Jtme 4, 1883. He was a 
commission merchant in Boston, Mass., and resided many years 
in Roxbury, Mass. 



seventh generation 233 

Children of Daniel'^ and Lucy Maria (Conant) Lewis: 
i Charles HalP Lewis, b. Feb., 1846; d. 1846. 

ii Anna Hall® Lewis, b. Aug. 5, 1847, resides in Salt 
Lake City. 

iii Dr. Charles Ward* Lewis, b. Nov. 9, 1850; d. unm. in 
New York, May 15, 1879; graduated from Williams 
College and practiced medicine in Boston, 1876-7-8. 

iv Dr. Alvah Conant* Lewis, b. Oct. 26, 1854; d. in Cali- 
fornia, July 7, 1916; m. Jan. 12, 1887, Kate Gate- 
house in Brooklyn, N. Y. Practiced medicine in 
Brookl}^ and New York City. Children: (i) Lucy^ 
Lewis, b. , in Brooklyn; m. Sept. 2, 1915, 

William H. Hendrickson. Resides in Frisco, Utah. 
Child: I, Julia^° Hendrickson, b. in Salt Lake City, 
Oct. 23, 1916. (2) Katharine^ Lewis, b. , in 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 



210 John" Lewis (Abigail*' Parsons, William"*, Rev. Joseph*, 
Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Alfred, Me., 
Jan. 21, 1805 ; d. Mar. 9, 1861, at South Berwick, Me. ; m. June 
4, 1840, Abigail Frost" Parsons, daughter of John^ and Lovey 
(Brock) Parsons of South Berwick, Me. She d. Feb. 17, 1895. 
He was a farmer and a dealer in lumber and timber lands. 

Children of John^ and Abigail Frost'^ (Parsons) Lewis, 
all born at Alfred, Me. : 
i George Morgan* Lewis, b. Jan. 8, 1845 ) ^- J^'^- 27, 
1892; m. Oct. 2, 1875, Mrs. Sarah Allen Reed. She 
d. Jan., 1916. No children, 
ii Abby Catherine* Lewis, b. Mar. 6, 1847; i^- ^^ Brook- 
line, Mass., Sept. 21, 1881, Charles A. Stearns; b. 
at Weld, Me., June i, 1838, d. Aug. 11, 1908. He 
was an electrician and wholesale hardware merchant 
and resided in Watertown, Mass. Children: (i) 
Eliza^ Stearns, b. and d. in Dorchester, Mass., Apr. 
24, 1885. (2) Georgia Harris^ Steams, b. Nov. 23, 
1886, in Dorchester, Mass ; educated at Smith Col- 
lege, Northampton, Mass., Class of 1909. Studied 2 
years (1910-11) in Paris, France. 



234 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

iii Lovey Anna^ Lewis, b. Feb. i8, 1849; "i. July 11, 1877, 
Charles H. Crane of Dedham, Mass.; b. Oct. i, 
1844. They resided at Westwood, Mass. Child: 
(i) Henry Lewis^ Crane, b. Dec. 6, 1878, at Dedham, 
Mass. ; m. Jan. 2y, 1903, Mary Olive McElhinney, 
b. Dec. I, 1883, in Norwood, Mass. He is a graduate 
of Amherst Agricultural College, a farmer and 
grower of small fruits. Child: Charles Lewis^° 
Crane, b. Sept. 23, 1905 ; d. Nov. 23, 1905. 

iv John Usher^ LexviSj b. Apr. 29, 1851 ; m. Apr. 5, 1896, 
Dora A. Trafton, b. Jan. 11, i860, in Farmington, 
Me. Resided at Alfred, Me. 

v DanieP Lewis, b. Aug. 29, 1853; d. at Alfred, Me., 
Jan. 22, 1856. 

211 Frances^ Parsons (John^, William^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. 
Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 28, 1804, at 
Kennebunk, Me.; d. Feb. 22, 1863, at Sanford, Me.; m. at 
Alfred, Me., Dec. 31, 1832, Flanders Hatch, b. Sept. 9, 1803, 
at Alfred, son of Henry Hatch of Sanford ; was a farmer residing 
at Sanford, Me. He d. Sept. 11, 1876. She d. Feb. 22, 1863. 

Children of Flanders and Frances^ (Parsons) Hatch: 

i George William^ Hatch, b. Nov. 16, 1833 ; m. in New 
York City, Jennie Smith from England. He d. Sept. 
2, 1892, in New York City; was in the army in the 
Civil War, also in 1873; was in New York Univer- 
sity in 1862. A member of the United States North- 
ern Boundary Commission with Capt. Gregory in 
1872. Practiced medicine in New York City. 
Child: Lillian^ Hatch, b. June 15, 1889. 

ii John Henry* Hatch, b. at Sanford, Me., May 10, 1836; 
d. Dec. 2y, 1857. 

iii Frances Parsons* Hatch, b. Sept. 17, 1838; d. unknown. 

iv Abby Augusta* Hatch, b. Feb. 27, 1841 ; d. Feb. 21, 
1913; m. by Rev. S. H. Winkley, in Boston, Mass., 
Apr. 30, 1866, Ezra Barker Cole, b. Aug. 29, 1835 ; 
d. Oct. I, 1910; resided in Cornish, Me. Children: 
(i) Wilfred Ernest^ Cole, b. May 14. 1872, at 
Cornish, Me. (2) Arthur Barker^ Cole, b. Dec. 14, 



SEVENTH GENERATION 235 

1876, at Cornish, Me. ; m. in Jersey City, N. Y., 
Nov. 8, 1816, Florence Estelle Bogardus. 
V Greenleaf Fessenden^ Hatch, b. Mar. 17, 1844; was 
living in Denver, Colo, in 1912; m. . Child: 

Willard P.^ Hatch, b. ; living in Pasadena, 

Calif., in 1912. 

212 JoHN^ Parsons (John®, William^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. 
Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 27, 1806, at 
Kennebunk, Me. ; m. at Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 16, 1834, Rosa- 
linda Davis Robbins, b. July 5, 1803, at Shirley, Mass., daughter 
of Eleazur and Mary (Woods) Robbins. He resided at Shirley, 
Mass., in 1873; d. Aug. 11, 1890, in Shirley, Mass. His wife 
d. in Shirley, Mass., Nov. 28, i^ 



Children of John'^ and Rosalinda Davis 
(Robbins) Parsons: 
i John Eleazur^, b. Nov. 20, 1835, at Harrison, Me. ; d., 
unm., in Ayer, Mass., Oct. 7, 1908; practiced medi- 
cine in Groton and Ayer, Mass., for nearly forty- 
three years. He was in the army in the Civil War ; 
was at Gettysburg; later was in the navy as surgeon. 

ii William Usher®, b. July 20, 1838, at Cherryfield, Me. ; 
d. at Alfred, Me., Feb. i, 1849. 

iii Charles Oliver®, b. in Cherryfield, Me., May 25, 1842; 
d. in 1844. 

iv Charles Oliver®, b. in Charlestown, Mass., Dec. 25, 
1846; was in Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology, Class of 1873 ; was with the Pennsylvania 
Steel Works in 1875 ; was a mining engineer, at one 
time connected with the Montana Copper Works. 
He d., unm., at Spokane, Oct. 5, 1895. 

213 LovEY^ Parsons (John", William^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. 
Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Waterboro, Me., 
June 6, 1810; m. by Abner Fiske, at Alfred, Me., May 2, 1837, 
to Israel Pike Dunham, b. Mar. 29, 1812, at Biddeford, Me., son 
of John and Hannah (Emery) Dunham. He was a cabinet 
maker and stair builder at Cambridge, Mass.; d. May 26, 1895. 
She d. Sept. 19, 1897. 



236 the parsons family 

Children of Israel Pike and Lovey'^ (Parsons) Dunham, 

all born at Cambridge, Mass. : 

i George Henrj-* Dunham, b. June 8, 1838; m. by 

Phineas Stow, in Boston, Dec. 17, 1867, Frances 

Clark, of Prince Edwards Island. He d. Apr, 10, 

1916. She d. Aug. 13, 1909. No children. 

471 ii WilHam Harrison^ Dunham, b. Mar. i, 1841 ; m. 

Augusta Ann Brown, 
iii IsraeP Dunham, b. Nov. 18, 1843; d. May 17, 1844. 
iv Julia^ Dunham, b. Aug. 20, 1847. 

472 V Delia® Dunham, b. Aug. 20, 1847; m. George Albert 

Frost, 
vi Edward Parsons^ Dunham, b. June 16, 1854. 
vii Mary® Dunham, b. June 16, 1854. 

214 Mary" Parsons (John*', William^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. 
Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b, in Lyman, Me., Mar. 
10, 1815; d. July 28, 1871; m. at Alfred, Me., May 23, 1844, 
Timothy Garey, b. May i, 1809, at Alfred, Me., d. June 2j, 
1891, son of Gen. Ebenezer and Susan (Allen) Garey of Alfred, 
Me. He was a farmer ; for many years was selectman of Alfred, 
Me., and once representative to the State Legislature of Maine. 

Children of Timothy and Mary^ (Parsons) Garey: 

473 i Mary Abby® Garey, b. Aug. 7, 1847; m. George Oliver 

Nutter. 
ii John Ebenezer® Garey, b. Jan. 8, 1851 ; d. Mar, 23, 
1863, at Alfred, Me. 

215 Abigail Frost^ Parsons (John^, William^ Rev. Joseph*, 
Rev. Joseph^, Esq, Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 5, 1817, at 
Lyman, Me. ; m. at Alfred, Me., June 4, 1840, John^ Lewis, b. 
Jan. 21, 1805, son of Col. Daniel and Abigail Frost'' (Parsons) 
Lewis, of Alfred, Me. ; d. Mar. 10, 1861 ; was a farmer at Alfred, 
Me. His wife d. Feb. 17, 1895. He also was a dealer in lumber. 
(See record an page 233 preceding, in family of John^ Lewis.) 

216 William Alfred'' Parsons (John®, William^, Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. i, 
1819, at Alfred, Me.; m. at Boston, Mass., Jan. 31, 1854, Martha 



SEVENTH GENERATION 237 

Sweetzer Caswell, b. Feb. 19, 1826, at Boston, Mass., daughter 
of Rev. Lewis Evans and Mary (Bales) Caswell, of Boston. He 
was a furniture dealer and resided at Boston, Mass., Cincinnati, 
Ohio, and in 1875 at New York City; d. May 2, 1890. She d. 
Aug. I, i( 



Children of William Alfred^ and Mary Sweetzer 
(Caswell) Parsons: 
i Lewis William^, b. Dec. 17, 1855, at Charlestown, 
Mass., living unm. in 1917 at Shirley, Mass. He 
spent most of his life in Santa Clara Valley, Cal., a 
fruit grower. 
ii Mary Augusta^ b. Feb. 7, 1859, at Springfield, 111. ; m. 
Nov. 18, 1881, Charles Whitman Brett, at Oakland, 
Cal. Child: Whitman Packard^ Brett, b. at Los 
Gatos, Cal., Aug. 7, 1882; m. Feb. 19, 1904, Frances 
Lane, of Manchester, Cal. Child: John L.^° Brett, 
b. at Pacific Grove, Cal., Feb. 22, 1905. 
iii Mattie Caswell^, b. Sept. 20, 1865, at Cincinnati, Ohio ; 
m. July 2, 1883, Charles Everett Cornell, a certified 
public accountant, of Oakland, Cal. Children: (i) 
Everett Parsons^ Cornell, b. Sept. 18, 1886; m. Aug. 
20, 1914, Florence McKnight. He is a teacher 
(college professor). Child: Marion Florence^° Cor- 
nell, b. in Oakland, Cal., June 17, 1915. (2) Earl 
Hamilton^ Cornell, M.D., b. July 3, 1888. (3) 
Harold Pierce^ Cornell, b. Oct. 14, 1891 ; d. May 
22, 1892. 

217 Augusta^ Parsons (John^, William^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. 
Joseph^ Esq. Joseph^, Comet Joseph^), b. June 14, 1821 ; m. in 
Alfred, Me., Nov. 27, 185 1, Thomas Hunter, b. July 2, 1814, son 
of Capt. Henry and Ruth (Robinson) Hunter, of Bristol, Me. 
She d. in Shirley, Mass., Apr. 21, 191 1. Thomas Hunter d. in 
Shirley, Mass., May 7, 1892; was a painter and glazier. They 
resided in Charlestown and Shirley, Mass. 

Children of Thomas and Augusta^ (Parsons) Hunter: 
i Mary Augusta^ Hunter, b. Mar. 7, 1854; d. Sept. 25, 
1881 ; was a music teacher in Painesville, Ohio, 



238 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

ii Martha Jane^ Hunter, b. May 2S 1857; resides in 

Shirley, Mass., unm. 
iii Annie Blainey^ Hunter, b. Oct. 21, 1858; for many 

years teacher in Boston, Mass. Resides in Shirley, 

Mass., unm. 

218 Dr. Usher Parsons^ Leighton (Frances Usher^ 
Parsons, William^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. Joseph^ 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 16, 1810, at ElHot, Me.; d. Aug. 26, 
1878, at Kenton, Ohio; m. Jan. 19, 1840, Ellen Houser of Kenton, 
Ohio, b. Sept. 7, 1822. He graduated from Brown University in 
1835; settled at Kenton, Ohio, Mar. 1836, as a physician and 
stood high in his profession. 

Children of Dr. Usher Parsons'' and Ellen 

(Houser) Leighton: 
i Samuel* Leighton, b. Nov. 19, 1840; d. May, 1841. 
ii George® Leighton, b. Apr. 16, 1842; m. Sarah* Parsons. 
(For record of descendants see No. 476, Sarah* 
(Parsons) Leighton.) 
iii Ann E.« Leighton, b. June 14, 1844; m. Jan. 5, 1865, 
George E. Grigg, at Pittsfield, N. H. Child: 
Frances L.^ Grigg. 
iv Elizabeth* Leighton, b. June, 1846; d. April, 1848. 
473a V Martha Ellen* Leighton, b. Apr. 18, 1848; m. Benjamin 
F. Bronson. 

(Record on page 218, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 

219 Joseph^ Parsons (William®, William^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. 
Joseph^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), son of William® and 
Mary^ (Parsons) Parsons, b. at Alfred, Me., Dec. 6, 1816; m. 
Jan. 6, 1840, Mary Jane Cram, b. Jan. 4, 1814, at Meredith, N. H., 
daughter of Jonathan and Polly (Dockham) Cram of Meredith, 
N. H. She d. Dec. 21, 1898. He resided at Kennebunk, Me. 
and d. there Sept. 11, 1887. 

Children of Joseph' and Mary Jane (Cram) Parsons: 
i Mary Georgia*, b. at Charlestown, Mass., Sept. 30, 1840. 

474 ii William Addison*, b. Sept. 13, 1842; m. Lizzie S. 

Sargent. 

475 iii Elizabeth*, b. Jan. 29, 1848; m. Capt. Benjamin Hatch. 




JOSEPH' PARSONS 
1816— 1887 




REV. JOHN' PARSONS 

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SEVENTH GENERATION 239 

4/6 iv Sarah^, b. Nov. 21, 1849; m. George^ Leighton. 
477 V Anna®, b. Nov. 21, 1849; J^- Daniel Ferdinand Read. 
vi Edwin®, b. at Kennebunkport, Me., Jan. 5, 1852; d. 
Aug. 12, 1901 ; m. Mary E. Friend, who d. Nov. 

17, 1913- 

vii George®, b. at Kennebunkport, Me., Apr. 8, 1854; grad- 
uated from Bowdoin College, Class of 1876; m. (i) 
at Cairo, 111., Dec. 13, 1882, Ada Virginia Scarritt, 
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Scarritt. She d. 
July 8, 1897 and he m. (2) Jan. 25, 1899, Isabel 
Sherwood Hartley, of New York; she d. Feb. 19, 
191 1. He m. (3) Feb. 2^, 1912, Mary Pearl Shields 
of Little Rock, Ark. ; resided for many years at 
Cairo, 111. ; present residence, Kennebunk, Me. 
Child (by ist wife) : Blanche^ b. Feb. 20, 1888, at 
Cairo, 111. 

viii Frank®, b. at Kennebunk, Me., Feb. 23, 1856; m. Dec. 
28, 1909, at Kennebunk, Me., Susan Bonser, daughter 
of George and Hannah (Treadwell) Bonser. They 
reside in Kennebunk, Me. 
ix Nellie®, b. at Kennebunk, Me., Mar. 18, 1859; resides 
in Kennebunk, Me. 

(Record on pages 218-19, Vol. i, continued.) 
219a Rev, John'' Parsons (William®, William^, Rev. Joseph*, 
Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), son of William® 
and Mary^ (Parsons) Parsons, b. at Alfred, Me., Sept. 25, 1820; 
was graduated from Brown University in 1842, and Andover 
Theological Seminary in 1848. He m. Apr. 22, 1856, Sarah Ayer 
Chase, daughter of Samuel and Sally (Gile) Chase, of Haverhill, 
Mass. ; was settled, as pastor, in Limington, Kennebunkport, 
York and Lebanon, Me. The latter part of his Hfe he resided 
in Brookline, Mass. He d. Mar. 31, 1910. 

Children of Rev. John^ and Sarah A. (Chase) Parsons: 

i Usher®, b. Jan. 26, 1858; d. Sept. 6, 1873. 

ii Charles Chase®, b. June 6, 1859; m. (i) Aug. 30, 1890, 

Elizabeth Bailey Sullem, who d. Oct. 19, 1893; on 

June 27, 1901, m. (2) Julia Thompson King, who 

d. July 8, 1904. Resides in Brookline, Mass. 



240 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

iii Abby Frances^, b. Feb. 6, 1862; d. Sept. 8, 1864. 

iv William Edwin®, b. Aug. 22, 1865 ; graduated from 
Harvard College, Class of 1893; resides in Brook- 
line, Mass. 
V Abby Frances^ b. Dec. 2y, 1867; d. Sept. 28, 1873. 

vi George Millet^ b. July 28, 1871 ; d. Aug. i, 1873. 

219b Edwin^ Parsons (William^, William^, Rev. Joseph*, 
Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph', Cornet Joseph^), b. at Alfred, Me., 
Apr. 25, 1823 ; m. in Washington, D. C, Mary Llewellyn Swayne, 
only daughter of the late Justice Noah Swayne of the United 
States Supreme Court. He d. Aug. 21, 1895. She d. Aug. 
26, 1913. 

On Oct. 6, 1903, there was dedicated at Alfred, Me. the 
"Parsons Memorial Library" to the memory of Edwin^ Parsons, 
built and endowed by his brothers, Rev. John^ Parsons, George^ 
Parsons and Charles'^ Parsons. As part of the exercises an 
address was delivered by Hon. D. H. Chamberlain, ex-Governor 
of South Carolina and for many years the legal adviser and 
personal friend of Edwin Parsons, from which address I have 
taken the liberty of making extracts indicative of his life and 
character. 

"Edwin Parsons was born at Alfred, Me., Apr. 25, 1823. His 
descent was in direct line and in the seventh generation from 
Joseph Parsons, who coming from England settled in Springfield 
in 1636. His ancestry includes many notable names in New 
England history — an ancestry marked through all its generations 
by the strong and sterling qualities of industry, perseverance, 
enterprise, self reliance and public spirit. He attended the public 
schools of his native town, with a few weeks attendance at the 
Alfred Academy. 

"In 1841 at the age of eighteen he spent a year as clerk in a 
mercantile house in Boston. A year later in 1842 he was for a 
year in the employ of Joseph Story Fay at Savannah, Ga., in the 
firm of Padelford & Fay, cotton merchants. 

"In 1847 ^t Savannah he became connected with the firm of 
Carhart and Scott, and three years later the firm was succeeded 
by that of Edwin Parsons and Company, a cotton commission 
house. He continued in this business till 1856 when he removed 
to New York where he remained in business for nearly forty 
years. He died at New York August 21, 1895. 




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SEVENTH GENERATION 24 1 

"Mr. Parsons was a practical business man. What he did he 
did with his own hands, of his own force, and by his own brain. 
He was as clearly self made as any one at this period of time 
can be. 

"I do not know that circumstances specially hindered Edwin 
Parsons. He had perfect health, clean habits, fine judgment and 
a friendly spirit, but he had absolutely no place or standing in 
the society he entered, except what he made for himself ; no doors 
swung on golden or other hinges to welcome him ; alone, unaided 
except from within, he made his way. The success he sought 
he gained, gained it because he bent his energies steadily through 
full fifty years to his task, the task he had himself imposed. 

"And when success was won the charm and beauty of the 
man's character stood revealed. The simplicity of personal man- 
ner, the native kindliness of spirit, the unostentatious helpfulness 
of hand and heart; in a word the great strong gentle elements 
which were in him, when a poor boy he began his career, remained 
with him and beautified his character and life to the close. 

"Fixed, inflexible business principles and habits colored his 
thoughts, and moulded his opinions, in many, if not all directions. 
One of the most dominating convictions was that of mercantile 
honor, the sacredness of contracts, duly and fairly made; the 
obligation of every man, at whatever personal hardship or sacri- 
fice, to pay his honest debts. 

"These rules and principles he extended equally to the Nation, 
to states, to municipalities, to all corporate and business organi- 
zations. The questions underlying these principles, their many 
applications, the unnumbered subterfuges contrived to avoid their 
grip, especially after the (Civil) war, all were made matters of 
profound attention and study by Mr. Parsons. They led him 
into much long-drawn litigation. So great and widely expe- 
rienced a lawyer as Benjamin R. Curtis once told me that he had 
rarely, if ever, had a client who understood his cases so thor- 
oughly, and Judge Curtis confessed that in one most important 
case once argued before the Supreme Court at Washington and 
decided adversely to him, was induced by Mr. Parsons' masterly 
analysis of the case written out and printed for Judge Curtis' 
use, to apply for a reargument, which was granted, and the first 
decision was annulled and one precisely opposite in tenor and 
effect was then made. 



242 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

"His efforts in this class of cases were indefatigable and 
extended over a period of full twenty-five years after the war; 
and the cases thus championed by him grew out of his own direct 
business interests, and were each and all sternly carried by him 
to final decision. 

"These efforts, crowned sometimes with disaster, but oftener 
with success, had a wider interest to Mr. Parsons than his personal 
pecuniary stake. He wished to see the law, the constitutional 
law of our land enforced and vindicated, as it at last was enforced 
and vindicated, partly in his lifetime and partly since. 

"I had the good fortune about the year 1885 to read a private 
letter addressed to Mr. Parsons by an old business acquaintance 
for fifty years known well and honorably in business circles in 
Savannah and Boston — the late Joseph Story Fay, of which I 
have carried this passage in exact memory through the inter- 
vening years : 'I admire your long and costly fight against the 
repudiators. You ought to be by this time a good constitutional 
lawyer yourself. I hear that Judge Curtis says you are. At 
any rate I do not know another man in the whole country who 
has individually done so much as you have to make reliance on 
public faith possible.' 

"This practical business man, ever following so steadily, I 
might say so doggedly, his business concerns, had other than 
business interests ; other ideals than mere wealth ; other concep- 
tions of the chief end of life than those that ruled in the circles 
into which his own pursuits drew him. My familiar acquaintance 
with him gives me the knowledge and right to say that there 
were at least three broad interests, or directions of thought, which 
appealed to his nature as well as to his best judgment. I mean 
Education, Art and Foreign Travel. Years of ordinary business 
or social contact — such superficial acquaintance as large cities, 
devoted for the most part to business, or to costly gaieties, can 
or do only give — might not have discovered these qualities of 
Mr. Parsons, the more need and propriety that on setting up this 
memorial of him, his real character, beyond what was apparent 
to all, should be disclosed. 

"When I speak of his interest in Education, I mean mental 
education of all kinds — not alone what we often loosely call prac- 
tical education, nor what we, with perhaps equal inaccuracy call 
liberal education, but education of whatever sort, that trains the 



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SEVENTH GENERATION 243 

mind, braces the will, informs the intellect, and enlarges the 
mental outlook. A well educated person was what he aimed at, 
whether trained by experience alone, or in the schools; by the 
discipline of life's hard contacts and crosses, or by the discipline 
of linguistic and mathematical courses of Study. It gives me 
here genuine pleasure to record that on the subject of college 
education so-called, he was never led astray by the cheap notion 
that such training is impractical, and does not help to success in 
business life. Over and over I have heard him say: 'The best 
education is none too good' ; 'Give the boy all the chances for 
education that he will improve, and then put him to work. If 
there is any good in him, he will have the tools for his work 
and his good qualities will come out' ; 'Never cut short the 
education of a boy or girl, unless necessity compels it.' 

"Perhaps a rarer (I use the word here in both its senses) 
quality or attainment of Mr. Parsons was his love and knowledge 
of Art, by which I mean works of painting and sculpture. He 
has told me that for several years closely following the war, he 
made a study, here and in Europe, of Art, more particularly 
paintings. 

"He was not a collector of works of Art. He once remarked 
to me: *I think it rather a misfortune when great pictures fall 
into private hands. Turner's "Slave Ship" in a private parlor on 
Fifth Avenue is an example. I don't like the picture, though 
Ruskin does ; but it ought to be in a public gallery.' 

"In the matter of Art Mr. Parsons' habitual modesty was 
specially in evidence. Not only did he not intrude the subject; 
he was with difficulty drawn into conversation, still less into dis- 
cussion, on the topic. This reticent modesty was, of course, the 
clearest token of the deep hold art had upon him. It would have 
been easy to have moved with a crowd, to have been known as a 
connoisseur or collector, but to cultivate art in silence and for its 
own sake, is a quality or achievement as unique as it is admirable. 

"Of the value of Foreign Travel a word should now be said. 
It was not till he was past thirty years of age that he had the 
privilege himself. His complete devotion to business kept him 
from this, to his permanent great regret. 

"I recall as if it were spoken but yesterday, or to-day, his 
remark to me in 1878 when at the age of forty-three I was about 
to make my first visit to Europe, — 'I wish' said he with feeling — 



244 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

'that when I had made my first ten thousand dollars, I had taken 
one thousand of it for a visit to Europe.' I once asked him, 
as he was preparing for a trip through British America whether 
he had taken European travel by design before American travel. 
He replied that with him it had been very much a matter of 
convenience, the great American transcontinental railways not 
having been built in the days of his early European travels ; 'but' 
he added, 'I have thought of your question, and I have formed 
the opinion that European travel should come, to some extent, 
first. My reason is that it not only makes us- broader in our 
views to see other lands, but it gives a standard of comparison, 
makes us see what is good in our own, and what is bad.' To 
this he added with a shrewd smile 'I never knew a really good 
American, ***** who was spoiled or hurt by going 
to Europe.' 

"The life I have recalled so faintly and imperfectly was an 
open book, to be read of all men who cared to read. It was a 
straight life, without indirections, or concealments, or false pre- 
tences. It was a modest, but self-reliant, life. It was a life 
successful according to its great aim. It was a beneficent life 
while it was being lived, and its beneficence will shine more and 
more as men come more and more to feel and know that the 
plain virtues — industry, integrity, honor, good faith, generosity, 
kindliness of spirit, practical helpfulness to others — entitle the 
most unassuming of men to the lasting remembrance of his 
fellow-men." 

(Record on page 219, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
220 George^ Parsons (William^, William^, Rev. Joseph*, 
Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), son of William® and 
Mary^ (Parsons) Parsons, b. Nov. i, 1826, at Alfred, Me.; m. 
at Fall River, Mass., Dec. 13, 1865, Sarah Elizabeth Eddy, 
daughter of Lucius Junius and Louisa Maria (Pratt) Eddy of 
Eddyville, Middleboro, Mass. He d. in New York City, Dec. 
4, 1907. She d. at Kennebunk, Me., Oct. 28, 1918. The boyhood 
of George Parsons was spent in Alfred attending school winters 
and assisting his father on the farm summers until he was 
seventeen years old. Then he spent a year with his uncle Dr. 
Usher Parsons, in Providence, R. I., where he continued his 
studies. 




GEORGE' 
i8j6- 



PARSOXS 

-1907 



SEVENTH GENERATION 245 

Throughout boyhood and his whole business life George Par- 
sons was closely associated with his older brother Edwin. In 
1848 Edwin Parsons entered the office of Carhart & Scott, cotton 
merchants of Savannah, Ga., and in 1845 George Parsons joined 
his brother in the same office. 

In 1846 Mr. Scott having moved to Macon, Ga., the firm took 
the name of Edwin Parsons & Co. The firm prospering, it was 
decided in 1856 to open an office in the North ; — Edwin Parsons 
took charge of the New York office and the Savannali firm then 
took the name of George Parsons & Co. 

They were the principal owners of the Bank of Middle Georgia 
(Macon, Ga.) and by forwarding to it large amounts of gold 
enabled it to maintain specie payments in 1857 when nearly every 
other bank suspended such payments. 

In 1861 before the beginning of the Civil War the funds of 
the bank were forwarded to Baring Brothers in London, and to 
New York ; and, due to this foresight, the Bank of Middle 
Georgia when wound up after the war, redeemed all its bills and 
obligations and paid its stockholders two hundred dollars for each 
one hundred dollars of stock — a result not equalled by any other 
Southern bank. 

In 1861 war being imminent, the brothers contracted their 
credits and invested their funds largely in cotton, which was 
shipped to Liverpool. The Savannah office was closed in 1861 
and not again reopened ; the New York office remained open 
during the war. 

On December 13, 1865, Mr. Parsons was married in Fall River, 
Mass., to Sarah Elizabeth Eddy, daughter of Lucius Junius and 
Louisa Maria (Pratt) Eddy, of Eddyville, Middleboro, Mass., 
who was born January 12, 1838. They had three sons and four 
daughters. 

After the Civil War Edwin and George Parsons made their 
headquarters in New York City and gave their attention to their 
railroad and mining interests. 

They were interested in the development of the iron district of 
Michigan, and particularly in the Champion and the Republic 
mines. 

At an early period in the development of the iron and coal 
district surrounding Birmingham, Ala., George Parsons became 
interested in that section and was a strong believer in its great 



246 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

future— a belief which has been fully justified by the marvelous 
growth of Birmingham. He had interests in several coal com^ 
panics, and also in the Sloss-Sheffield Steel & Iron Company, one 
of the largest of the iron producing companies. 

George Parsons for many years was President of the street 
railway companies operating the principal city and suburban rail- 
ways of Savannah, Ga., and under his charge this was one of 
the early systems to adopt electricity as a motive power. 

In 1902 Mr. Parsons became interested in the development of 
Sheffield, Ala., and built there an interurban railway, a light and 
power plant and water works for Sheffield and Tuscumbia, and 
in connection with this work he actively assisted in forwarding 
the development of the great water power which exists in the 
Tennessee River near Sheffield. 

He was a director of the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg 
Railroad ; the South Carolina & Georgia Railroad ; the Virginia- 
Midland Railway; the Sloss-Sheffield Steel & Iron Co., and 
various other successful companies. 

Mr, Parsons as a young man was very fond of hunting and 
fishing, and often went for such purposes to Wassaw Island on 
the coast of Georgia, near Savannah. 

Later on he bought this island and built there a winter home, 
and as many of his business interests were in the South, each 
year for over forty years he spent a portion of his time on 
Wassaw. 

Mr. Parsons was a genial man with a keen sense of humor 
and enjoyed the companionship of his friends. He was especially 
fond of his relatives and throughout his life kept in touch with 
many of his cousins who had moved to distant parts of the 
country. 

Although much of his time was necessarily spent in other parts 
of the country, Kennebunk was his honie and it was there that he 
spent as much of his time as he could — interested in the town and 
its inhabitants and enjoying the companionship of his friends 
and neighbors. 

Mr. Parsons lived to complete his 81 st year. 

On the first day of December, 1907, he became ill with pneu- 
monia and passed away December 4, 1907. 

A man's character can be best judged from the opinions of 
those with whom he has been associated, and the compiler of this 



SEVENTH GENERATION 247 

book wishes to include in this sketch the following extracts from 
resolutions passed by the citizens of Sheffield, Ala., at a public 
meeting called to take action on the death of Mr. Parsons : 

"Be it resolved by the citizens of Sheffield, Ala., that in the 
death of Mr. George Parsons our town has lost a wise counselor 
and friend; that his life, combining honesty with success, and 
modesty with greatness, is w^orthy of emulation. 

"That his character and his high and generous ideals of busi- 
ness integrity as reflected in the dealings of The Sheffield Company 
and its allied institutions, have added moral tone to Sheffield, 
and have elevated our standard of citizenship; and these will 
remain as a rich legacy to our people, though he has passed from 
among us. 

"We recognize and deplore the great loss to this community, 
and we wish to express our high admiration of his character. 
Mr. Parsons' connection with our little city has been in every 
direction for its upbuilding and betterment, he has shown himself 
our strong and true friend. His association with the history of 
Sheffield has been a blessing to all. 

"The simplicity of his character and the modesty of his conduct 
stamped him as a man of unusual greatness. As a community 
we mourn his loss and tender to his family our sincere sorrow." 

Mrs. Parsons survived her husband for eleven years and died 
in Kennebunk, Me., October 28, 1918. 

The following was written by Margaret Deland with reference 
to Mrs. Parsons : 

"A gentle, generous and gracious presence has been taken away 
from us. On Wednesday as her friends and neighbors gathered 
under her hospitable roof, and then followed the flower laden 
casket through the mist to the old cemetery in Kennebunk, some 
of us were saying to ourselves 'We are all poorer because Mrs. 
Parsons has died,' but might have added 'We are all richer 
because she has lived.' Her justice, her kindness, her truthful- 
ness, her modesty of mind, her gallant patience, are still ours, 
not only to remember, but to incorporate into our own lives. 

"I do not think she realized how fully she gave us these gifts 
of the spirit; — noble and simple people rarely do realize how 
much they mean to their fellows. 



248 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

"Certainly Mrs. Parsons did not know that because of her 
courage, some of us who knew her will find it easier to be brave ; 
because of her straightforwardness, we shall be franker ; because 
of her gay patience in these long weary months of illness, we 
shall be ashamed to complain of small discomforts; because she 
never thought of self, perhaps we, too, may be more unselfish. 
In her humility she never understood the richness of this gift 
to us, of high example. 

"But that group of people in the cemetery standing in the 
mist under the leafless trees, and all the people in our little com- 
munity, and many, many people in other communities (for her 
life was a very wide one) — we at any rate know what that 
example was and is. 

"We know with what serenity and faith she fulfilled the three 
Great Requirements — to do justice, to love mercy and to walk 
humbly before the Lord our God." 

Children of George^ and Sarah Elizabeth 
(Eddy) Parsons: 

i Henry®, b. at Fall River, Mass., Oct. 31, 1866, is a Civil 
Engineer, School of Mines, Columbia University, 
New York City, Class of 1888. Resides at Kenne- 
bunk, Me. ; was commissioned a Captain in the 
United States Army, June 25, 1917, and assigned to 
duty with Depot Quartermaster, New York. From 
April, 1918, to January, 1919, served as assistant to 
United States Engineer Officer in charge of con- 
struction on Governor's Island, New York Harbor. 
Received honorable discharge, Jan. 10, 1919. 

478 ii May Eddy^ b. May 18, 1868; m. Sept. 20, 1898, at 

Kennebunk, Me., Edward Foote Dwight. 
iii Joseph®, b. at Kennebunk, Me., Sept. 17, 1869, grad- 
uated at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and is 
a trustee of that institution; m. Apr. 19, 1897, at 
New York, Rose Milmine, daughter of George and 
Emma (Goble) Milmine. Resides at Lakeville, 
Conn. 

479 iv Charlotte®, b. Apr. 21, 1871 ; m. Charles Edward 

Milmine. 

480 V William Usher®, b. Oct. 24, 1873 ; m. Katharine Corbin. 




CHARLES" PARSONS 

1825 — 1917 



SEVENTH GENERATION 249 

481 vi Mary Abigail*, b. May 31, 1878; m. John Templeman 

Coolidge. 

482 vii Louise*, b. Jan. 17, 1880; m. Charles Ewing. 

(Record on pages 219-20, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 

221 Charles^ Parsons (William*', William^, Rev. Joseph*, 
Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), son of William^ 
and Mary^ (Parsons) Parsons, b. at Alfred, Me., Feb. 6, 1829; 
m. Oct. 25, 1855, Sarah Johnson Shepley, daughter of Rev. David 
and Myra (Nott) Shepley. He d. in New York City, Oct. 18, 
1904. Mrs. Parsons d. June 22, 19 14, at Kennebunk, Me. He 
spent his boyhood chiefly in Alfred and Kennebunkport, Me., 
receiving his early education in the local schools and at Yarmouth 
(Me.) Academy. 

In 1850 he went to Providence where he completed his educa- 
tion, residing with his uncle. Dr. Usher^ Parsons, of that city. 

Charles Parsons, at the age of 23, started on a trip to Cuba. 
The steamer touched at Key West to deliver the mail, and he 
landed there and remained in Key West a month. 

About the time he landed an English vessel, the Cambyses, 
bound from New Orleans to Liverpool with a cargo of cotton, 
put into Key West on account of the illness of her captain, and 
while making port she struck a reef. Although she sustained 
no injury she was condemned by the islanders, dismantled and 
sold in several parcels. 

Mr. Parsons through agents purchased the ship, and in a few 
days had the vessel refitted, purchased a cargo of cotton at 
auction, put it on board, obtained American papers for the Cam- 
byses and dispatched her under the American flag to New York 
where his agents, Brigham & Carhart, sold both vessel and cargo 
at a profit. The parties instrumental in having the vessel ille- 
gally condemned at Key West were much annoyed that a young 
stranger should purchase and send the vessel away. 

This was an early evidence of Mr. Parsons' quickness to 
grasp business matters. 

During the winter of 1853-54 he resided in New Orleans and 
was engaged in shipping Southern products to Northern markets. 
From 1854 until 1861 he was engaged in the commission business 
in Savannah, Ga., and two days before Savannah was blockaded 
he dispatched three vessels to foreign ports and the same night 



250 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

left with his family for the North by the only railroad that had 
not been destroyed by the Confederate army. 

In 1862 he entered into partnership with his brother Edwin 
Parsons in New York City where he afterwards resided. In 
1880 Mr. Parsons was chairman of the Purchase Committee of 
the New Jersey Midland Railway Company, which bought the 
road at the sale under foreclosure. He reorganized it success- 
fully and was its president for about a year. In 1883 he was 
elected president of the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Rail- 
road, which office he held until his death. 

His success in the management of this road was marked. In 
five years from the time he took charge the road was entirely 
relaid with steel and the property brought to trunk line standard. 
While under his management, the mileage w^as increased by the 
purchase of the Syracuse, Phoenix & Oswego Railway, the build- 
ing of the Norwood & Montreal R. R., the lease and consolidation 
of the Utica & Black River R. R. and the purchase of the 
Rochester & Ontario Belt Railway. 

When Mr. Parsons took charge of the Rome, Watertown & 
Ogdensburg Railroad it barely earned its fixed charges. In four 
years the company was earning 10% on the stock, dividing 
6% among its stockholders and putting the balance into permanent 
betterments. The annual earnings per mile increased from $3500 
to about $6000, and under Mr. Parsons' management the stock 
became a regular 6% dividend security. 

In 1892 he was elected president of the New York & New 
England Railroad Company, which office he held for a year. In 
1894 with his brother George Parsons he purchased from a 
Reorganization Committee the South Carolina Railway, and 
organized a new company under the name of South Carolina & 
Georgia Railroad Company, which Mr. Parsons took charge of 
as president. In 1896 he was elected chairman of a committee 
to reorganize the Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain R. R. Company 
and in March, 1897, he was appointed receiver of the road. He 
was also one of the committee appointed in March, 1897, to 
reorganize the Brooklyn, the Union and the Seaside Railroads of 
Brooklyn and New York. 

Mr. Parsons was naturally a reticent man, he made no boasts 
of his achievements. He quietly met the issues of life as they 
arose, always adjusting his talent and energies to the exigencies 
of duty and thereby mastering the vast majority of circumstances. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 25 I 

Mr. Parsons was a member of the Lawyers' Club, the New 
York Chamber of Commerce, the New York Historical Society, 
the American Geographical Society, and several other similar 
associations. For twenty-five years he was an attendant of the 
Rev. Doctor Howard Crosby's church and served many years 
on the Board of Trustees. He was a member of the New York 
Stock Exchange for many years. 

Mr. Parsons' New York home was at the corner of 40th Street 
and Park Avenue ; his country residence was at Crescent Surf, 
Kennebunk, Me. 

Children of Charles" and Sarah Johnson 
(Shepley) Parsons: 

483 i Charles^, Jr., b. Jan. i8, 1858; m. Frances Louise 

Humphrey. 
ii WilHam Shepley^ b. July 6, i860; d. Feb. 24, 1875. 
iii Frances Nott^, b. May 25, 1862. 

484 iv Edwin®, b. Dec. 12, 1864; m. Mary Battle Whitehead. 

485 v Mary®, b. Mar. 28, 1867; m. Jefferson Hogan. 
vi Myra^, b. Sept. i, 1870; d. June 29, 1871. 

vii Llewellyn®, b. Feb. 18, 1875. 

486 viii Robert William®, b. June 20, 1877; m. Alice^ Read. 

ix George Clarence®, b. Jan. 15, 1884. 



2.22 Hannah^ Parsons (John^, William^, Rev. William*, 
Rev. Joseph^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 2}^, 1805, 
at Gilmanton, N. H. ; m. May 8, 1825, Joseph Southwick Frye, 
b. in Salem, Mass., Jan. 10, 1802; d. June 28, 1882, son of 
William and Sarah (Marshall) Frye, of Salem. 

Children of Joseph Southwick and Hannah^ 

(Parsons) Frye: 
i William Henry® Frye, b. at Salem, Mar. 2"], 1826; 

d. Sept. 20, 1849. 
ii Mary Jane® Frye, b. at Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. 2, 1827; 

d. Dec. 26, 1909, at Salem, Mass. 
iii Joseph Franklin® Frye, b. Mar. 2, 1830; m. Emilie 

Jane Gardiner, 
iv Sarah Ellen® Frye, b. Nov. 3, 1834; d. Mar. 4, 1898, 
at Boston. 



252 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

V George Warren^ Frye, b. July 26, 1836, at Danvers, 

Mass.; d. Nov. 30, 1911, at Fall River, Mass. 
vi Andrew Waters® Frye, b. Tune 21, 1839; d. Nov. 14, 

1839. 
vii Charles Herbert* Frye, b. Oct. 17, 1840, at Salem ; 
enlisted, 1861, in 6th Massachusetts Regiment; reen- 
listed in 2ist Massachusetts Regiment; was wounded 
before Fredericksburg; discharged as captain in 
1864; d. Apr. 12, 1915, at Salem, Mass. 
viii Edward Southwick* Frye, b. July 20, 1843 ; m. Feb. 
20, 1862, Charlotte Irene Hines, of Salem; d. Sept. 
24, 1910, at Boston. Child: Mabel Louisa^ Frye, b. 
Aug. 18, 1863. 
ix Maria* Frye, b. Aug. i, 1846, at Salem; d. Aug. 25, 
1914, at Tucson, Ariz. ; m. Sidney Randolph De 
Long, who d. Nov. 25, 1914, at Tucson. 
X Ann Eliza* Frye, b. Aug. 17, 1849; resides (1915) in 
Salem, Mass. 

222a JoHN^ Parsons (John^, William^, Rev. William*, Rev. 
Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 3, 1813, at Gilman- 
ton, N. H. ; m. Hannah Munroe. 

Children of John^ and Hannah (Munroe) Parsons: 
i Nancy Maria*, b. Dec. 19, 1836; m. Edward L. Warren, 
ii Hannah Augusta*, b. Mar. 2, 1838; m. Nov. 2y, 1859, 

John V. Warner. 
iii Eben Osborn*, b. Jan. 29, 1841 ; m. Mar. 23, 1870, 

Margaret E. Mahoney. 
iv Clarissa Ann*, b. Dec. 15, 1846. 

223 Benjamin Oilman^ Parsons (Joseph^, William^, Rev. 
William*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. July 3, 
1810, at Gilmanton, N. H. ; d. Feb. 24, 1890; m. (i) Feb. 2, 
1833, at Gilmanton, Eliza Batchelder, b. Feb. 28, 1814, daughter 
of John and Mary (Robinson) Batchelder, of Northwood, N. H. 
She d. Sept. 29, 1856. He m. (2) June 9, 1857, Mary Ann 
Pillsbury, b. Oct. 9, 1820, at Pittsfield, N. H., daughter of John 
and Sarah (Taylor) Pillsbury. He was a merchant at Pitts- 
field, N. H. 



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seventh generation 253 

Children of Benjamin Oilman'^ and Eliza 
(Batchelder) Parsons, 
the first three born at Gilmanton, 
the last three at Barnstead, N. H. : 
George Carlton^ b. May 2, 1834; d. May 16, 1867; m. 
Apr. 3, 1867, Susie Cox, at Philadelphia, Pa. ; was 
a soldier in Civil War, Company F, 12th Regiment, 
New Hampshire Volunteers. 
Anna Eliza^, b. May 2, 1836; m. Charles Carroll 

Rogers. 
Mary Frances®, b. Oct. 25, 1842; m. James George 

Jenkins. 
NelUe Maria^ b. Apr. 3, 1846; d. Sept. 24, 1872, unm. 
Abbie Jane^, b. Sept. 10, 1848; d. Aug. 10, 1855. 
Ellen^ b. ; m. Leroy French, of Pittsfield, N. H., 

son of John French. 



224 William Aleric^ Parsons (William®, John^, Rev. 
William*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 
27, 1828, at Effingham Falls, N. H. ; m. July 11, 1850, Eunice 
Olive Woodman, b. May 25, 1828, daughter of Stephen and 
Eunice (Dennett) Woodman. He was a carpenter and farmer; 
resided in 1871 at Groton Centre, Mass. 

Children of William Aleric and Eunice Olive 
(Woodman) Parsons: 

i Stephen®, b. Apr. 8, 1852, at Effingham Falls. 

ii William®, b. Dec. 23, 1854, at East Florida, 
iii Mary Elizabeth®, b. Feb. 4, 1858. 
iv Emma Dennett®, b. July 9, 1861 ; d. July 23, 1861. 



225 Eliza^ Parsons (Joseph®, John^, Rev. William*, Rev. 
Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 16, 1829, at 
Gilmanton, N. H. ; d. at Gilmanton, Mar. i, 1887; m. June 2, 
1849, at Pittsfield, N. H., Jeremiah Johnson Bartlett, b. Dec. 
2, 1827, son of Philip and Lydia (James) Bartlett, of Northwood, 
N. H. He was a farmer; resided at Northwood Narrows, 
N. H. in 1871. 



254 the parsons family 

Children of Jeremiah Johnson and Eliza^ 
(Parsons) Bartlett, 
all born at Northwood, N. H.: 
i Tristam Frost* Bartlett, b. July 23, 1852. 
ii Jeremiah Edwin® Bartlett, b. Feb. 20, 1856; m. 

Josephine 
iii Joseph Edgar* Bartlett, b. Apr. 24, 1857; lives at 

Northwood, unm. 
iv Ezella® Bartlett, b. Aug. 15, 1859; m. Angelo Brown. 

V Albion* Bartlett, b. Sept. 11, 1862; m. Alva Watson, of 

Northwood, N. H., daughter of William D. Watson. 
Is a shoe manufacturer at Lynn, Mass. 
vi Georgia Eliza* Bartlett, b. Jan. 8, 1868; m. Calvin 
Pierce. 

226 Rev. John'^ Parsons (Joseph", John^, Rev. William*, 
Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb, 21, 1831 ; 
d. May 19, 1896, at Northwood, N. H. ; m. Apr. 13, 1853, Sarah 
L. Wallace, b. Oct. 22, 1836; d. Aug. 15, 1914, at Northwood, 
N. H., daughter of Jacob True and Rachel (Fogg) Wallace, of 
Northwood. He was a member of the Advent Christian Church 
of Northwood, N. H. 

Children of Rev. John^ and Sarah L. 
(Wallace) Parsons, 
all bom at Northwood, N. H. : 
i Aldora Florence*, b. Nov. 26, 1855 ; d. Feb. 24, 1858. 
ii (Girl), d. in infancy. 

iii Forest Leroy*, b. Feb. 15, 1859; m. Emily Fletcher. 
Lives in Chicago, 111. Children: (i) Hazel Sara®, 
b. Apr. 5, 1888; m. Lawrence G. Pritz of Chicago. 
Child: WiUiam Wallace ^° Pritz, b. Dec. 11, 191 1. 
(2) Anna*^, b. Feb. 10, 1895. 
iv Carrie Etta*, b. Apr. 30, 1862; d. Oct. 28, 1894, at 
Northwood; m. May 31, 1886, Charles R. Towle. 

V Fred Wallace*, b. June 17, 1864; d. Jan. 12, 1886, at 

Northwood. 
vi John Lesley*, b. Apr. 8, 1868; m. June 6. 1888, Eva L. 
Furber of Northwood. They reside at Manchester, 
N. H., where he is foreman in a shoe factory. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 255 

Children: (i) Fred Wayne'', b. Nov. 10, 1887, m. 
Mabel Sadelle. Child: Shirley^", b. Oct., 1915, in 
Manchester, N. H. (2) Gladys Zola^ b. Apr. 25, 
1890; m. Arthur Gleason. 
vii Mary Ann^ b. Jan. 24, 1871 ; d. at Northwood, Sept. 
II, 1891 ; m. George H. Caswell of Northwood, 
N. H. 
viii Ralph William, b. June 2t^, 1873 ; m. Dec. 25, 1892, 
Lura B. Batchelder; b. 1874, daughter of Jeremiah 
and Sarah L. (Leavitt) Batchelder of Loudon, N. H. 
Is foreman in a shoe shop. Children: Rupert Wal- 
lace^ b. Sept. 27, 1894; d. Sept. 2^/, 1894. (2) 
Vivian Ladella^, b. Feb. 13, 1898. 
ix Edith Blanch^ b. July 5, 1877; m. Jan. 18, 1899, at 
Northwood, John A. Tasker ; b. Aug. 29, 1875, at 
Northwood, son of Nathaniel H. and Susan A. 
(Richardson) Tasker. He is a farmer at North- 
wood. Children: (i) Rachel Louise® Tasker, b. 
26, 1899. (2) Marion® Tasker, b. May 5, 1904. 
(3) John Parsons® Tasker, b. May 31, 1916. 

22y Joseph^ Parsons (Joseph*^, John^, Rev. W^iiliam*, Rev. 
Joseph^, Esq. Joseph', Cornet Joseph^), b. July 28, 1834, at Moul- 
tonboro, N. H. ; d. at Northwood, N. H., Oct. 29, 1915, of a 
shock; m. i860, Adelaide Victoria Lewis, daughter of Nathaniel 
and Louisa (Perkins) Lev/is of Lynn, Mass.; b. Aug. 9, 1840, at 
Lynn; d. Sept. 15, 1896, at Lynn. They lived at Northwood and 
Pittsfield, N. H., and Lynn, Mass. He was by trade a hand 
shoemaker ; an expert hunter and rifle shot. He worked in shoe 
factories when living in Lynn, Mass. 

Children of Joseph" and Adelaide Victoria 
(Lewis) Parsons: 
i Emerline Augusta^, b. May 21, 1861, at Northwood; 
m. Deacon Dyer W. Kelley of Northwood, son of 
Wm. M. and Clarissa J. (Emerson) Kelley. 
ii Henry MerilP, b. Apr. 6, 1863; d. Feb. 23, 1869, at 
Lynn, Mass. 
489 iii Frank Lewis®, b. Aug. 23, 1865; m. (i) Jennie M. 
Scales; m. (2) Caroline B. (Phinney) Winslow. 



Z$6 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

490 iv Joseph Alfred*, b. Aug. 2, 1867; m. Carrie Pierce. 

491 V Addie Frances*, b. Feb. 3, 1870; m. George Willis 

Kimball. 
vi Lydia Albertia\ b. Sept. 22, 1872; m. Alfonzo Davis. 
vii Henry Merill*, b. Nov. 24, 1876; m. (i) Charlotte 

Witham, b. at Rockport, Mass., Jan. 12, 1879; d. 

at Northwood, N. H., Aug. 3, 1905 ; daughter of 

Charles W. and Marguerette (Stevens) Witham. 

He m. (2) Mrs. Alice W. (Verity) Sulhvan of 

Saugus, Mass. Child: Evelyn Lottie", b. Sept. 19, 

1904, at Lynn, Mass. 
viii Marion Louise*, b. Oct. 16, 1883, at Lynn, Alass. 

228 Mary Ann^ Parsons (Joseph**, John^ Rev. William*, 
Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Moultonboro, 
N. H., Apr. 17, 1836; m. Mar. 2y, 1858, William Edwin Leavitt 
of Lynn, Mass.; b. Aug. 15, 1837. 

Children of William Edwin and Mary Ann'^ 

(Parsons) Leavitt: 
i Mary Frances* Leavitt, b. at Lynn, Jan. 18, 1859; m. 
Oct. 16, 1882, Ezra W'ardwe'.l of Swampscott, Mass. 
ii Nina Estella* Leavitt, b. at Northwood, N. H., Sept. 

23, i860; m. July 4, 1881, Frank A. Taghabne. 
iii William Edwin* Leavitt, b. at Lynn, Dec. 10, 1863 ; m. 

Sept. 25, 1844, Clara Johnson, 
iv Alonzo Leroy* Leavitt, b. at Lynn, July 15, 1875; m. 
June 21, 1896, Nelhe Bartlett. 

229 Abner W'ood^ Parsons (Joseph Smith", Col. Joseph^ 
Rev. W^illiam*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
at Compton, P. Q., Aug. 2, 1823 ; m. July 16, 1850, Thankful 
Delia Hyatt. 

Children of Abner Wood^ and Thankful Delia 
(Hyatt) Parsons: 

i Elda Jane^ b. July 29, 1852. 

ii Joseph \\'ashington*, b. Aug. 11, 1854. 
iii William Milton^ b. June 2, 1857. 
iv Mara Etta*, b. Nov. 22, i860. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 257 

230 Lydia Ann" Parsons (Joseph Smith^, Col. Joseph^, Rev. 
William*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 
17, 1827; m. Sept. 21, 1857, at Nashua, N. H., John Francis 
Colbath. 

Children of John Francis and Lydia Ann^ 
(Parsons) Colbath: 
i John Henry \\'ilson^ Colbath, b. Mar. 9, i860, at 

Rochester, N. H. 
ii Charles Francis^ Colbath, b. Feb. ii, 1862, at Compton, 

P. Q. 
iii Mary Parsons® Colbath, b. May 25, 1864, at Compton. 
iv Dora Ellen® Colbath, b. Feb. 9, 1867, at Compton. 



231 Harriet Wood" Siniith (Hannah*' Parsons, Col. Joseph"^, 
Rev. William*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Mar. 15, 1821, at Compton, P. Q. ; m. May 15, 1855, at Boston, 
Mass., Peter Frost ; b. June 28, 1827, at Norway, Me., son of 
Peter and Sarah (Perkins) Frost of Otisfield, Cumberland 
County, Me., and Norway, Oxford County, Me. 

Children of Peter and Harriet Wood^ 
(Smith) Frost: 
i Abra Jane® Frost; b. Apr. 9, 1856, at Otisfield, Me. 
ii Infant dau., b. Jan. 13, 1858, at Otisfield, d. in infancy, 
iii Albert® Frost, b. May 30, 1859. 
iv Fremont® Frost, b. July i, 1861, at So. Paris, Me. 
V Freeman® Frost, b. July i, 1861, at So. Paris, Me. 
vi Cora Bell® Frost, b. Dec. 9, 1863, at So. Paris, Me.; d. 
July 5, 1865. 



232 Lucy B.'^ Parsons (Deacon William^, Ebenezer^, Rev. 
William*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 
15, 1817, at Salisbury, N. H., d. July 31, 1892; m. Apr. 3, 1842, 
Arthur L. Graves of Meredith, N. H., who d. at Salisbury, N. H., 
Aug. 26, 1874. He was a carriage painter, a mill owner, and 
was treasurer of Merrimack County, N. H. They lived at 
Salisbury, N. H., where their children were born. 



258 the parsons family 

Children of Arthur L. and Lucy B.^ (Parsons) Graves: 

i Helen Jane^ Graves, b. Nov. 9, 1843; d. at Lebanon, 

N. H., Aug. 26, 1887 ; m. Oct. 2y, 1868, Frank W. 

Durgin of East Andover, N. H. 

ii Willie W.^ Graves (A.B.), b. May 8, 1847; d. at 

Evanston, 111., Jan. 16, 1894; m. June 2'j, 1883, 

Marion W. Corbett of Evanston, 111. He was a 

professor of music at the Northwestern University, 

at Evanston, 111. 

iii Lucy Parsons® Graves, b. Mar. 30, 1852; m. Oct. 4, 

1882, Charles W. Dow, and resides at Melrose, Mass. 

233 William Badger^ Parsons (William®, Ebenezer^ Rev. 
William*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 
8, 1819, at Sahsbury, N. H. ; m. Dec. 22, 1842, Elizabeth H. 
George, and d. Jan. 15, 1885, at Concord, N. H. 

Children of William Badger'^ and Elizabeth H. 

(George) Parsons: 
i Clara J.®, b. Apr. 29, 1845; m. Jan. i, 1866, Dr. George 

Pillsbury Titcomb. 
ii Mary E.^ b. Nov. 24, 1848; m. July 6, 1871, Edwin B., 
son of Hiram and Lydia K. Emerson ; b. at Little- 
ton, N. H., May 22, 1849. 
iii Ann Ella®, b. Feb. 21, 1853; m. Dec. 15, 1881, Charles 
P. Smith of Sahsbury, N. H. 

234 Sarah J.^ Parsons (William®, Ebenezer^, Rev. William*, 
Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 20, 1823, at 
Salisbury, N. H. ; m. 1848, Rev. Enoch H. Caswell ; b. at Middle- 
town, Vt., 1818; graduated from Middlebury College, Vt., and 
Andover Theological Seminary. He preached in New Hamp- 
shire and Vermont about eighteen years and died at Bennington, 
Vt., Nov. 16, 1853. 

Child of Rev. Enoch H. and Sarah J.'^ (Parsons) Caswell: 
i George B.® Caswell, b. Dec. 16, 1850, at Salisbury, 
N. H. ; m. Oct. 13, 1881, Sophia A. Chamberlain of 
Cambridgeport, Mass. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 259 

235 Andrew Hubbard^ Parsons (William^, Ebenezer^ Rev. 
William*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 
17, 1831, at Salisbury, N. H. ; m. Sept. ii, 1856, Carrie Dins- 
more, daughter of Alonzo R. and Louisa (Rogers) Dinsmore 
of Auburn, N. H. 

Children of Andrew Hubbard'^ and Carrie 
(Dinsmore) Parsons: 
i Lilla A.«, b. Feb. 4, 1859. 
ii Walter E.^, b. June 22, 1861. 
iii Frank William^ b. Aug. 11, 1869. 
iv Helen D.^ b. Jan. 31, 1875. 

235a Caroline W.^ Parsons (Samuel®, Ebenezer^ Rev. 
William*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 
3, 1825; at Gilmanton, N. H. ; d. Dec. 18, 1908; m. Nov. 26, 
1846, Samuel G. Stiles of Gilmanton, who d. Feb. 17, 1892. He 
was a teacher of penmanship and a captain of militia. They 
lived at Gilmanton, where their children were born. 

Children of Samuel G. and Caroline W.'^ 
(Parsons) Stiles: 
i Ellen M.« Stiles, b. Mar. 15, 1849; m. Oct. 28, 
1868, Walter Albert Webster of Concord, N. H., 
who d. Nov. 15, 1891. 
ii Georgiana F.^ Stiles, b. May i, 1851; m. Dec. 25, 
1873, George Allen Putnam, who d. Mar. 20, 1891. 
iii Arthur L. G.« Stiles, b. July 18, 1853; d. Aug. 17, 1881. 
iv Mary E.« Stiles, b. Mar. 20, 1856; m. Jan. 3, 1888, 

Charles E. Fairbanks. 
V Lucy B.^ Stiles, b. July 12, 1861 ; m. Nov. 26, 1887, 
John P. Cook. 

236 George W.'^ Parsons (Samuel*^, Ebenezer^, Rev. Wil- 
liam*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 31, 
1832, at Gilmanton, N. H. ; d. Feb. 23, 1912, at Concord, N. H. ; 
m. Nov. II, 1861, Mary A. Hill, daughter of Jonathan P. and 
Abigail (Tebbetts) Hill of Alton, N. H. They lived at Gil- 
manton, N. H., where he was a farmer, selectman and repre- 
sentative. He later lived in Concord, where he was city assessor. 



26o THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Children of George W.'^ and Mary A. (Hill) Parsons, 
all born at Gilmanton, N. H. : 
i Josephine*, b. Aug. 9, 1862; d. July 13, 1865. 
496 ii Usher S.^ b. Apr. 20, 1866; m. Addie M. Hill. 

iii William J.*, b. Dec. 9, 1867; m. July i, 1891, Josephine 
E. Stimson; b. June 25, 1865. They live at Read- 
ing, Mass. Child: Ruby Belle, b. July 4, 1892, at 
Reading, Mass.; m. Sept. 18, 191 1, at Reading, 
George Leslie Parker, 
iv Abbie J.* b. Mar. 2y, 1874; unm. ; lives at Concord, 
N. H. 

(Record on pages 155 and 220, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Capt. Isaac Dow' Parsons (Amos Seavey", Joseph'^, Rev. 
Samuel*, Rev. Joseph'', Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 
7, 1799; m. Sept. 30, 1824, Elizabeth Rice; b. 1799; daughter of 
Capt. William and Abigail (Parker) Rice of Portsmouth. He 
d. Aug. 9, 1850. She d. Dec. 12, i860. He was a merchant and 
shipmaster at Portsmouth, N. H. 

Children of Capt. Isaac Dow^ and Elizabeth 
(Rice) Parsons: 

i William Rice^ b. Oct. 22, 1828, at Portsmouth, N. H. ; 
m. July 7, 1862, at New Haven, Conn., Serena Clin- 
ton Lyon; b. June 13, 1843; daughter of Dr. 
Addison P. and Adelaide Louise (Kingsbury) 
Lyon of New York City. Children (i) Adelaide 
Elizabeth^, b. June 4, 1863, at New Haven, Conn. 
(2) Serena Lyon^ b. Jan. 18, 1865 ; d. Aug. 16, 1865, 
at New Haven, Conn. 

ii Louis Phillippe^, b. Sept. 30, 1831 ; m. Mary R. Pierce; 
daughter of Col. Joshua W. Pierce. She d. Sept. 
10, 1858. In 1871 he resided at 221 Washington St., 
Boston, 
iii Walter**, b. Sept. , 1840; d. May 7, 1862. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 155.) 
Eliza Seavey^ Parsons (Amos Seavey", Joseph^, Rev. 
Samuel*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 261 

2'j, 1800; m. Apr. 4, 1822. Lyman Seavey; b. Aug. 31, 1802; 
son of William and Elizabeth (Ayers) Seavey. She d. Dec. 
23, 1853- He d. Nov. 8, 1862, at Boston, Mass. 

Children of Lyman and Eliza Seavey" (Parsons) Seavey: 
i Issac Dow^ Seavey, b. ; d. Dec. 3, 1862, at Ports- 

mouth ; m. Jan., 1854, Weeks of Portsmouth. 
In 1870 she resided at Newburyport, Mass. 
ii Martha^ Seavey, b. ; m. (i) Jan., 1854; m. (2) 

James Copeland. In 1870 she resided at Boston, 
Mass. 
iii Susan*, Seavey, b. ; m. Wilson. 

iv Adeline* Seavey, b. 

V Otis* Seavey, b. . In 1870 he resided in Cali- 

fornia. 

(Continued from Vol. i, page 155.) 
Martha'^ Parsons (Amos Seavey^, Joseph^, Rev. Samuel*, 
Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 24, 1802; 
m. July 14, 1822, Deacon Cotton Ward Drake ; b. May 28, 
1801 ; son of Jonathan and Sarah (Ward) Drake of Rye, N. H. 
He was a farmer at Rye, N. H. 

Children of Deacon Cotton Ward and 
Martha^ (Parsons) Drake, 
all born at Rye, N. H. : 
i Elizabeth Dow* Drake, b. Dec. 21, 1823; m. June 21, 
1842, Oliver P. Jenness. In 1872 she resided at 
Rye, N. H. 
ii Anna* Drake, b. May 27, 1827; m. Nov. 29, 1855, 

Hiram Fuller, 
iii Martha Maria* Drake, b. Jan. 14, 1830; d. Oct. 26, 

1870, at Rye; unm. 
iv Charles Abraham* Drake, b. Oct. 30, 1832; m. May 9, 
1859, Helen A. Weeks. He was a farmer at Rye. 

V Mary Letitia* Drake, b. Sept. 2, 1835 ; m. Nov. 3, 1854, 

Charles Jonathan Brown; b. Sept. 13, 1829; son of 
Joseph Ward and Emily (Parsons) Brown of Rye. 
He was a farmer, a Justice of the Peace and for 
many years a successful school teacher. Children: 



262 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

(born at Rye, N. H.) : (i) Joseph Arthur^ Brown, 

b. Mar. 30, 1856. (2) Emily Blanch^ Brown, b. 

Mar. I, i860. (3) Abby Parsons^ Brown, b. Aug. 

17, 1864. 
vi Sarah AbigaiP Drake, b. May 14, 1838; m. Feb. 25, 

1862, Dudley C. Littlefield. In 1872 she resided at 

Greenland, N. H. 
vii James McEwen^ Drake, b. Feb. 19, 1846. 



(Record on pages 155, 220 and 221, Vol. i, 
Revised and Continued.) 
Samuel^ Parsons (Col. Amos Seavey*', Joseph^, Rev. 
Samuel*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 
2^, 1804, at Rye, N. H. ; m. (i) Sept. 8, 1824, Abigail Philbrick; 
b. Sept. , 1805, at Rye; daughter of Joses and Sarah (Smith) 
Philbrick of Portsmouth, N. H. She d. Jan. 27, 1848, at Rye. 
He m. (2) Oct. 26, 1855, at Portsmouth, N. H. ; Mrs. Mary Jane 
(Brown) Marston; b. 1807; daughter of John and Sarah 
(Tuck) Brown of Hampton and widow of Isaac Marston. 

Children of Samuel and Abigail (Philbrick) Parsons: 
i Mary^ b. Mar. 2, 1825; d. Feb. 8, 1826. 

497 ii John Henry^, b. Apr. 2, 1826; m. Caroline Frances 

Stanley. 

498 iii Martha Ann^, b. Nov. 28, 1827; m. Albert Fernald. 
iv David Smith®, b. Apr. 5, 1830; d. Apr. 28, 1844, at 

Mobile, Ala. 
V Albert Wilson®, b. Nov. 20, 1831 ; m. at Portsmouth, 

N. H., Nov. II, 1853, Abigail Trefethern; b. Nov. 

16, 1830, at Kittery, Me. ; daughter of Daniel and 

Abbie (Randall) Trefethern. He was a house 

carpenter, 
vi Sarah Abby®, b. Aug. 12, 1833; d. Mar. 2, 1836. 
vii Leonidas Appleton®, b. Apr. 2, 1836; d. Aug. 13, 1837. 

499 viii William Dexter®, b. Mar. 23, 1838; m. Eliza Tred- 

well. 
ix Joseph Monroe®, b. Apr. 2, 1840, at Portsmouth ; m. 
Nov. 5, 1867, at Salem, Mass., Lucy Ann Wood- 
bury; b. Feb. 17, 1845; daughter of James and 



SEVENTH GENERATION 263 

Lucy (Mansfield) Woodbury of Geneseo, Henry 
County, 111. 
X Elizabeth Abby«, b. Mar. 20, 1845; d. Dec. 14, 1848. 
xi Abigail Philbrick«, b. Jan. 27, 1848; d. Oct. i, 1848. 

237 Joseph^ Parsons (Aaron'', JoeP, Moses*, Lieut. John^ 
Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 9, 1824, at Easthampton, 
Mass.; d. Jan. 7, 1897; m. Jan. 11, 1849, Cecilia L. Clark; b. 
June 5, 1825; daughter of Julius and Lois (Pomeroy) Clark. 
She d. Feb. 10, 1910. 

Children of Joseph'^ and Cecilia L. (Clark) Parsons, 
all born at Easthampton, Mass. : 
i Sarah Cecilia^ b. Sept. 18, 1850; d. Sept. 11, 1864. 

ii Joseph Edgar^, b. Nov. 19, 1851 ; d. Jan. 19, 1903; m. 
Nov. 27, 1879, Caroline E. Mclntyre, b. Sept. 6, 
1861 ; daughter of Archibald Alexander and Sarah 
(Lane) Mclntyre. Child: (i) Clifford Lane^ b. 
March 4, 1885. 

iii Julius Clark®, b. Apr. 28, 1854; d. Sept. 21, 1855. 

iv Henry Austin®, b. March 16, 1856; m. Dec. 12, 1878, 
Jennie Keene; b. Feb. 11, 1856; daughter of James 
and Evelina (Lewis) Keene. Children: (i) Lilian 
Maud^, b. Jan. 6, 1884; m. June 11, 1913, Oscar 
Christopher Bartlett, son of Warner and Margaret 
(Whalen) Bartlett. (2) Emily Louise^, b. Nov. 9, 
1885. (3) Annie Keene^ b. Feb. 25, 1888. 

V Louise Josephine®, b. Mar. 6, 1858; d. Jan. 21, i860. 

vi Mary Cordelia®, b. Nov. 21, 1859; m. Nov. 24, 1881, 
Lewis Strong Janes ; son of Edwin Spencer and 
Sarah (Strong) Janes. Child: (i) Ethel May^ 
Janes, b. June 28, 1883 ; m. Jan. 16, 1907, Frank 
C. Thayer; son of Edward and Lillian (Barcalow) 
Thayer. 

vii Anna Louisa®, b. Feb. 5, 1862; m. Nov. 28, 1889, Frank 
Luther Searle; son of Luther and Eunice (Ranger) 
Searle. Children: (i) Ruth Louise^ Searle, b. Apr. 
2, 1893; d. June 14, 1894. (2) Alice Gertrude^ 
Searle, b. Nov. 6, 1896. 
viii Carrie Miranda®, b. Mar. 2y, 1867. 



264 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

238 Ralph^ Parsons (JoeP, JoeP, Moses*, Lieut. John^, Esq. 
Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 18, 1805; m. (i) Feb. 17, 
1831, at West Springfield, Mass., Hannah Thorp; b. Aug. 29, 
1809; daughter of Capt. Nathaniel and Betsey (Miller) Thorp 
of Holyoke, Mass. She d. Dec. 9, 1843. He m. (2) Feb. 29, 
1844, Hulda R. Barker; b. Jan. 24, 1819, at West Springfield; 
daughter of Perez and Prudence (Bailey) Barker. 

Children of Ralph^ and Hannah (Thorp) Parsons: 
i Abel Thorp^, b. Nov. 10, 1832, at Easthampton; d. 

June 18, 1834. 
ii Jane Elizabeth**, b. Mar. 18, 1834; m. (i) Dec. 23, 
1858, Henry Lyman. He d. in the army during 
the Civil War. She m. (2) Charles Kirkland of 
Huntington, Mass. 

500 iii Abel Homer"*, b. Jan. 26, 1841 ; m. Vienna Ireland 

Grant. 

Children of Ralph^ and Hulda R. (Barker) Parsons: 
iv Alva Emmons'*, b. Feb. 13, 1846; m. Mar. 25, 1869, 
Rebecca E. Hall. He is a painter. Child: (i) 
Constance^. 

501 V Ralph Lewis^, b. Dec. 21, 1851 ; m. Nettie Scott. 

vi George Irving*, b. Jan. i, 1862, at Holyoke; m. Nov. 
17, 1881, Minnie Jane Bryant. He is a section 
foreman in a mill at Holyoke. Child: (i) Florence^. 



239 Henry Senah^ Parsons (Joel", JoeP, Moses*, Lieut. 
John^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. July 2, 1820, at East- 
hampton, Mass. ; m. June 6, 1844, Martha Taylor of Glaston- 
bury, Conn., daughter of Benjamin and Sally (Pemberton) 
Taylor. In 1873 he v/as an insurance broker, and resided at 
95 St. John St., New Haven, Conn. 

Children of Henry Senah^ and Martha (Taylor) Parsons: 
i Mary^ b. 
ii Edward^, b. 
iii Frederick^, b. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 265 

240 George Franklin^ Parsons (JoeP, JoeP, Moses*, 
Lieut. John% Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 13, 1823, 
at Easthampton, Mass. ; m. May 24, 1852, at Bronte, Ont., 
by Rev. Rob't. Shanklin, Lucy Disker; b. Apr. 2, 1830, at Busti, 
Chautauqua County, N. Y. ; daughter of Thomas and Philma 
(Andrews) Disker of Bertie, Welland County, Ont. He was 
a photographer, and resided in 1871 at 368 Main St., Buffalo, 
N. Y. 

Children of George Franklin^ and Lucy (Disker) Parsons: 
i Edith Gertrude*^, b. Mar. 11, 1853, at St. Catherines, 

Ont. 
ii Thomas Heber®, b. Nov. 19, 1859, at St. Catherines, 

Ont. 
iii Horner^, b. , 1871. 

241 Elisha^ Parsons (Thaddeus*', JoeP, Moses*, Lieut. 
John^, Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 4, 1818, at East- 
hampton, Mass.; m. Tryphena Day; b. Jan. 2j, 1817; 
daughter of EH and Hannah (Waite) Day of Northampton. 
She d. Aug. 24, i860, at Easthampton. He was a farmer, but 
at one time taught school in Ireland Parish, a part of what is 
now Holyoke. He resided on the old place. The first school 
in Easthampton was kept in that house (Hampshire Gazette, 
Nov. 4, 1873). 

Children of Elisha'^ and Tryphena (Day) Parsons: 
i Helen Mercy^, b. Dec. 6, 1844. 
ii Isabella Elvira®, b. June 9, 1847; d. Sept. 9, 1848. 
502 iii Thaddeus Edwin'^, Apr. 4, 1849; ™- Clara Poist. 

iv Elisha Plarrison®, b. Nov. 23, 185 1; d. Feb. 23, 1852. 
V Charles Irving®, b. Feb. 2, 1854. 

242 Lysander Watson'^ Parsons (Senah^, JoeP, Moses*, 
Lieut. John^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 5, 1812, at 
Easthampton, Mass. ; m. Apr. 13, 1837, at Easthampton, Rachel 
Cordelia Strong; b. Sept. 30, 1816, at Southampton, Mass.; 
daughter of Bela and Sarah (Clapp) Strong. 



266 the parsons family 

Children of Lysander Watson^ and Rachel 
Cordelia (Strong) Parsons: 
i Emma Leora'^, b. Feb. i8, 1840. 

503 ii Alpheus Watson^, b. July 24, 1841 ; m. Annie Maria 

Peters, 
iii Elnor Cordelia^ b. July 28, 1845; d. Aug. 29, 1864. 

504 iv Lorenzo Strong^ b. Aug. 2j, 1848; m. Margaret 

Henry. 
V Gilbert Lyman^ b. Oct. 23, 1850; d. Feb. i, 1880; 
m. Agnes Donellon. Children: (i) May Edna^, b. 
Apr. 28, 1874; m. 1900. (2) Ernest Gilbert^, b. 
Nov. 2, 1877; d. Feb. 1897. 

505 vi Francis Emerson^, b. May 18, 1852; m. Ellen Fidelia 

Burnham. 

243 GusTAVus Adolphus^ Parsons (Seth*^, David^ John*, 
Lieut. John^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 22, 1810; 
d. Apr. 20, 1857; m. Feb. 28, 1836, Anna Abbott, v^^ho d. Dec. 
30, 1870, aged 61. 

Children of Gustavus Adolphus^ and Anna 

(Abbott) Parsons: 
i Calvin D.^ b. Nov. 2, 1837; d. Oct. 11, 1863; m. 

Nov. 29, 1861, Mathilda Wilkinson, 
ii Puah^ b. Nov. 15, 1839; m. Mar. 5, 1867, Charles W. 

Beak, 
iii Anna Josephine®, b. Oct. 3, 1843; ^- J^"- 12, 1869. 
iv Page Pius®, b. July 21, 1849; m. Maggie Gardner. 

244 Martha Ann^ Parsons (Erastus*', David^ John*, 
Lieut. John^, Esq. Joseph^, Comet Joseph^), b. July 18, 1838, at 
Westhampton, Mass.; m. Apr. 29, 1857, at Westhampton, Lester 
Fairman ; b. Mar. 31, 1823, at Norwich, Mass.; son of Roland 
and Lima (Wright) Fairman of Northampton, Mass. In 1871 
they resided at Huntington Hill, Mass. 

Children of Lester and Martha Ann^ (Parsons) Fairman, 
all born at Huntington Hill, Mass. : 
i John Frederick® Fairman, b. Apr. 13, 1858. 
ii Nellie Sarah® Fairman, b. Feb. 25, i860, 
iii Mary Climena® Fairman, b. May 29, 1868. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 267 

(Continued from p. 159, Vol. i.) 

Persis Clark'^ Parsons (Jonathan", David', John*, Lieut. 
John^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 17, 1807, at North- 
ampton, Mass.; d. Dec. 31, 1829; m. Deacon Harvey Chapin ; 
b. June 23, 1803, at Hinsdale, Mass. ; son of Martin and Zeruviah 
(Todd) Chapin of West Springfield and Hinsdale. He v^as a 
w^heelwright and farmer; Justice of the Peace for twenty-one 
years; Deacon of Congregational Church since 1838; also 
Selectman, Assessor and Overseer of the Poor for Holyoke for 
several years, also of West Springfield ; Representative to Gen- 
eral Court from West Springfield one year ; Collector of Taxes. 
He resided in Northampton until marriage ; since then at West 
Springfield, the north parish of which was set ofif and organized 
into a town in 1849, now called Holyoke, Mass. 

Children of Deacon Harvey and Persis Clark^ 
(Parsons) Chapin, 
all born at West Springfield, Mass. : 
i Persis Parsons* Chapin, b. Oct. 5, 1830; m. at 
Holyoke, Mass., May 2-] , 1868, Dwight Jewett; b. 
Dec. 15, 1813, at Deerfield, Mass.; son of Reuben 
and Electa (Allis) Jewett. In 1871 he resided at 
Deerfield, Mass. 
ii Sarah Jane® Chapin, b. Mar. 15, 1836; d. Feb. 14, 

1 841, at West Springfield, 
iii Aurelia Parsons® Chapin, b. Jan. 15, 1838. 
iv Harvey Spencer® Chapin, b. Sept. 7, 1840; d. Apr. 22, 

1848, at West Springfield. 
V Sarah Jane® Chapin, b. May 12, 1842 ; m. at Holyoke, 
July 2-], 1869, George Washington Todd; b. Nov. 
19, 1828, at Rindge, N. H. ; son of George W. and 
Lucy R. (Richardson) Todd. He graduated at 
the Law School at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and prac- 
ticed in New Hampshire and Vermont. He was a 
teacher. School Commissioner, Justice of Quorum 
and a Representative in the Legislature. In 1871 
he resided at Great Barrington, Mass. Child: (i) 
Frank^ Todd, b. June 26, 1872; d. Oct. 31 1874. 



268 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

(Continued from p. 159, Vol. i.) 
Mary Ann^ Parsons (Jonathan*', David^, John*, Lieut. John^ 
Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 2, 1812, at Northampton, 
Mass.; m. at Northampton, May i, 1833, Horace Alonzo 
Colhns; b. Dec. 10, 1813, at Granby, Mass.; son of Horace 
and Lydia (Ware) of Townsend, N. H. 

Children of Horace Alonzo and Mary Ann^ 
(Parsons) Collins, 
all born at Northampton, Mass. : 
i Jonathan Parsons® Collins, b. Apr. 2, 1834; d. May 

30, 1837- 

ii Cornelia^ Collins, b. Jan. 29, 1837; m. at Northamp- 
ton, Sept. 12, i860, William W. Ward; b. Aug. 21, 
1823, at Deerfield, Mass. ; son of William and Olive 
(Stebbing) Ward of Deerfield. He was agent of 
Conn. R. R. R. Co., and in 1871 resided at Holyoke. 
Child: (i) William Collins" Ward, b. Feb. 18, 1867; 
d. Jan. 30, 1868. 

iii Jonathan Edwards® Collins, b. Sept. 29, 1840. 

iv Lawrentia Parsons® Collins, b. July 17, 1843. 

(Continued from p. 160, Vol. i, corrected as to name.) 
Martha Jane" Parsons ( Jonathan*', David^ John*, Lieut. 
John^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 20, 1825, at 
Northampton, Mass. ; d. May, 1862 ; m. Sept., 1847, Norton 
R. Lyman of Hadley, Mass. 

Children of Norton R. and Martha Jane^ 
(Parsons) Lyman: 
i Lorin Andrews® Lyman, b. 
ii Edward Norton® Lyman, b. 
iii Enos Parsons® Lyman, b. 
iv A son, b. and d. 

(Continued from p. 161, Vol. i.) 
Emily'^ Parsons (Moses^, Moses^, Moses*, Lieut. John^, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 10, 1794, at Northampton, 
Mass.; m. May 18, 1812, Timothy*' Graves; b. Mar. 15, 1790, 
at Williamsburg, Mass. ; son of Lucius Graves. She d. June 
25, 1859. 



seventh generation 269 

Cpiildren of Timothy and Emily^ (Parsons) Graves: 
i Edward Parsons® Graves, b. Nov. 26, 1814. 
ii Lewis Lyman® Graves, b. Jan. 6, 181 7. 
iii Harriet® Graves, b. Oct. 4, 1820. 
iv Emily Maria® Graves, b. Aug. 5, 1823. 
V Charles Fred® Graves, b. Aug. 9, 1827. 
vi Esther Ann® Graves, b. Sept. 25, 1829; m. Dr. Joseph 
Roberts. 



(Continued from p. 160, Vol. i.) 
Anselm^ Parsons (Seth^, Moses^ Moses*, Lieut. John^, Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. July 25, 1789; m. at Rutland, Vt., 
Eliza M. Keys ; daughter of Col. Stephen and Elizabeth 
(Sheldon) Keys. He was a merchant at Plattsburgh, N. Y., 
and later moved to Vermont, where they died. 

Children of Anselm^ and Eliza M. (Keys) Parsons: 

i Charles®, b. ; drowmed at Plattsburgh in childhood, 

ii Elizabeth®, b. ; d. at St. Albans, Vt. ; unmarried, 

iii Anselm®, b. ; d. in childhood. 

506 iv Sarah Catilena®, b. ; m. Col. Ira Allen. 

507 V Mary W.®, b. ; m. Herman S. Royce. 
vi Anselm®, b. . He was a farmer. 

vii Frances Eliza®, b. . She m. Col. Allen, after the 

death of her sister, his first wife, 
viii Louisa®, b. ; m. Rev. Ebenezer Harvey Squire, 

who graduated at Middlebury College, Vt., 1838. 
He was b. in Rutland, Vt., May 27, 1809; son of 
Daniel and Mary (Harwood) Squire. The gen- 
eral catalogue of Middlebury College says that he 
married Marie E. Watson, June 23, 1844, and died 
at Scipioville, N. Y., Mar. 4, 1870, and had three 
children : George \V., Ellen Maria, and Eben H. 
He probably married twice, but which was the first? 



(Continued from page 161, Vol. i.) 
Justin^ Parsons (Justing Moses'^, Moses*, Lieut. John^, Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 12, 1807, in Westhampton ; m. 



270 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Sept. 13, 1830, at Otisco, Onondaga County, N. Y., Louisa 
Houghton; b. Oct. 21, 1810, at Truxton, Cortland County, N. Y. ; 
daughter of Thomas and Eunice (Clark) Houghton. She d. 
Dec. I, 1869, at Loudville, Mass.; buried at Westhampton. He 
d. July 30, 1874, at Westhampton, aged 67 (Hampshire Gazette, 
July 17, 1874). 

Children OF Justin^ and Louisa (Houghton) Parsons: 

i Sarah Viola^ b. Oct. 20, 1835, at Guilford, Medina 
County, Ohio; m. Apr. 9, 1856, Austin Benjamin 
Bartlett. In 1870 they resided at Princeton, Colusa 
County, Cal. 

ii Helen Louisa^ b. Nov. 2y, 1840, at Harrisville, Medina 
County, Ohio; d. there June 4, 1882; m. June 4, 
1862, at Easthampton, Mass., Elijah Phelps. They 
resided at Westhampton in 1870. 

iii Julietta Justina^ b. July 15, 1846, at Westhampton; 
m. Mar. 30, 1868, at Whately, Franklin County, 
Mass., Charles Henry Lyman. In 1870 they resided 
at Anamosa, Iowa. 

iv Orenzo Warner*, b. Sept. 2, 1849, at Westhampton; 
m. 1870. He resides at Anamosa, la. Child: Son, 
b. Feb. 4, 1874, in Kanawosha, Colusa County, Cal. 



245 Nathan Brown^ Parsons (Spencer*', OUver^ Joseph*, 
Lieut. John^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 3, 181 7, at 
Poultney, Vt. ; m. Mar. 3, 1857, at Warsaw, N. Y., Mary Healey 
of Leroy, N. Y. ; b. 1834 in Ireland. He left his home in Ohio 
when a boy of seventeen to make a way for himself ; first work- 
ing in lead mines in Wisconsin and later in Mississippi in mak- 
ing cotton gins. In December, 1849, he started for California 
in a sailing vessel, reaching there in February, 1850. He was 
a man of sterling qualities, not contaminated by the evil influ- 
ences of those early "^pioneer days in California, but through 
all was honest in his dealings and generous to a fault. He was 
a Master Mason and in character a Christian, though making no 
profession of religion. He died Apr. 2, 1876, near Truckee, 
Cal. She died Aug. 7, 1873, near Truckee, Cal. 



seventh generation 27 i 

Children of Nathan Brown^ and Mary (Healey) Parsons: 
i Emma-, b. Jan. 3, 1858; d. Sept. 14, 1862, at Monte 
Christo, Cal. 

508 ii Mary Patterson®, b. June 3, i860; m. James Moss- 

man Gillis. 
iii Ella Frances*, b. July 2y, 1862 ; at Monte Christo, 

Cal.; m. May 19, 1886, at Buckley, 111., Newell 

Stephens, who d. May 28, 1895, at Topeka, Kans. 

Child: Arthur Stephens, b. July 2, 1892, at Topeka, 

Kans. 
iv Spencer Jay*, b. Feb. 21, 1867, at Truckee, Cal.; m. 

Mrs. Delia H. Miller of Oxford, Mich., Nov. 9, 1902. 

509 V Herbert Nathan*, b. June 10, 1870; m. Josephine 

Johnston. 



246 Eliza Maria^ Parsons (Spencer*^, Oliver^, Joseph'*, 
Lieut. John^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 20, 1818, at 
Hartford, Ohio; m. Nov. 24, 1840, at Hartford, Ohio, Jacob 
Kepner; b. 1816. She d. Oct. 15, 1841. 

Child of Jacob and Eliza Maria^ (Parsons) Kepner: 

i Allen Parsons* Kepner, b. Sept. 2, 1841 ; d. Dec. 21, 
1903; m. Nov. 4, 1866, Addie F. Cone, b. Oct. 15, 
1843; d. Aug. 15, 1890. He was four years a 
soldier in the Civil War, in 31st Regt., Ohio Vols., 
and was a prisoner at Andersonville for seven 
months. Children: (i) Alice L.® Kepner, b. June 
2, 1873; d. Aug. 15, 1890. (2) Delia C.® Kepner, 
b. June 6, 1882 ; m. June 6, 1900, David Kier. 
Children: 1, Ralph E.^° Kier, b. June 29, 1901. 
2, Allen P.^^ Kier, b. July 28, 1903. 3, Ray- 
mond D.^° Kier, b. June 30, 1904; d. Oct. 4, 1904. 
4, Donald D.^° Kier, b. Nov. 20, 1913. 



247 Nancy Jane'' Parsons (Spencer^, Oliver^, Joseph*, 
Lieut. John^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. July 11, 1826, 
at Hartford, Ohio; m. at Hartford, Almon Orsen Woodford. 



272 the parsons family 

Children of Almon Orsen and Nancy Jane^ 
(Parsons) Woodford: 

i Almeda E.* Woodford, b. Mar. 30, 1845, at Hartford, 

Ohio; d. there May 9, 1846. 
ii Marshall* Woodford, b. Mar. 15, 1847, at Hartford, 
Ohio; m. Apr. 7, 1874, at Oberlin, Ohio, Harmonia 
Wattles; b. in Kansas. He d. Sept. 8, 1895, at 
Warren, Ohio, 
iii Lida A.® Woodford, b. Dec. 9, 1854, at Baraboo, Wis. ; 
m. Feb. 18, 1881, William A. Gifford; b. Sept. 4, 
1855, in Ohio. She d. Apr. 28, 1882. He d. Nov. 
30, 1883. 
iv Frank G.® Woodford, b. Dec. 29, 1856, at Baraboo, 
Wis.; d. Feb. 15, 1861. 
510 V Gertrude K.® Woodford, b. Feb. 2"] , 1863; m. George 
A. Bushnell. 



248 Jay F.' Parsons (Spencer", Oliver^, Joseph*, Lieut. 
John^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 10, 1827, at 
Hartford, Ohio; d. at Grass Valley, Cal., June 13, 1903; m. 
Aug. 18, 1874, at North San Juan, Cal., Orra Esther Miller; 
b. at Hanover, N. H. ; daughter of James Lucas and Eliza 
(Holton) Miller. She graduated at Mt. Holyoke Seminary in 
1861, and was a teacher before marriage, and is now the librarian 
in Grass Valley Free Library. Mr. Parsons went to California 
about 1852. Fie was a millwright by occupation most of his 
active life. 

Children of Jay F.^ and Orra Esther (Miller) Parsons, 
all born at Nevada City, Cal. : 

i Walter Emmons*, b. May 11, 1875; m. June 18, 1905, 
Margaret Ellen Smith; b. July 24, 1877; daughter 
of Thomas and Margaret (Mullen) Smith. She 
was a teacher before marriage and he is the owner 
of a ranch near Grass Valley, Cal. 
ii Mill Woodford*, b. July 15, 1877. He is engaged in 
mining in Sierra County, Cal. 
511 iii Maud Holton*, b. Nov. 28, 1878; m. William Thomas 
Waldron. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 273 

249 Sarah^ ParsOx\s (Spencer^, Oliver^, Joseph*, Lieut. 
JohnV Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. July 26, 1830, at Hart- 
ford, Ohio; d. June i, 1908, at Kinsman, Ohio; m. Jan. 23, 
1853, Qiarles Sylvester Case; b. 1825, at Gustavus, Ohio. He 
died at Kinsman, July, 1908. 

Children of Charles Sylvester and Sarah'' (Parsons) Case: 

512 i Florence* Case, b. May 29, 1855; m. Edward N. 

Howell. 

513 ii Lilla L.^ Case, b. Oct. 28, 1859; m. George W. Baker, 
iii Charles Billings* Case, b. Nov. 18, 1864; d. Feb. 9, 

1865. 
iv Emma Corinne'' Case, b. July 29, 1872, at Kinsman, 
Ohio; m. June 26, 1894, Philip B. Miller; b. Sept. 
30, 1868. Children: (i) Coralyn Minerva® Miller, 
b. Aug. 9, 1895. (2) Charles Burr® Miller, b. Jan. 
4, 1902. 

250 Adeline'^ Parsons (Spencer*', Oliver^, Joseph*, Lieut. 
John^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 13, 1835, at Hart- 
ford, Ohio; m. Nov. 16, 1859, Flenry Preston Chamberlain; 
b. Oct. 14, 1834, in Vermont, son of Preston Chamberlain. 

Children of Henry Preston and Adeline^ 
(Parsons) Chamberlain: 
i Henry Preston* Chamberlain, Jr., b. Mar. 10, 1862, 

at Hartford, Trumbull County, Ohio, 
ii Grace* Chamberlain, b. Mar. 11, 1873, at Chicago, 
111. 

251 Anna Sophia^ Allen (MehitabeP Parsons, Oliver^ 
Joseph*, Lieut. John^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 
29, 1822, at Northampton, Mass. ; m, Sept. 7, 1847, 3-t North- 
ampton, Spencer^ Parsons; b. Dec. 9, 1820; son of Abner 
Edwards'' and Dolly (Clark) Parsons (Noah^, Noah*, Noah^, 
Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^). 

Children of Spencer' and Anna Sophia" (Allen) Parsons: 
i Infant, b. Sept. 3, 1852 ; d. 1852. 
ii Joseph Allen* Parsons, b. May 21, 1854; d. Oct. 20, 

1856. 
iii Ruth Allen* Parsons, b. Feb. 11, 1858. 



274 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

252 James Oliver^ Allen (Mehitabel*^ Parsons, Oliver^, 
Joseph*, Lieut. John^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 
21, 1826, at Northampton, Mass.; m. June 7, 1854, at Spring- 
field, Mass., EHzabeth Doyle; b. May 3, 1835, at Suffield, Conn.; 
daughter of Martin and Ellen (Belcher) Doyle. They resided 
at South Hadley Falls, Mass., where their children were born. 

Children of James Oliver^ and Elizabeth (Doyle) Allen: 
i Edward Martin* Allen, b. June 25, 1855. 
ii James Elerbert** Allen, b. July 9, 1857. 
iii Frederick William* Allen, b. May 6, i860, 
iv Marshall Hubbard* Allen, b. Feb. 22, 1864; d. Sept. 
14, 1864. 

V Edith May* Allen, b. Sept. 13, 1865. 
vi Joseph* Allen, b. May 6, 1868. 

253 Sarah Elizabeth" Allen (MehitabeP Parsons, Oliver^ 
Joseph*, Lieut. John^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 
26, 1834. at Northampton, Mass.; m. May 15, 1856, at North- 
ampton, William Skinner; b. Nov. 14, 1824, in London, England. 
He was a silk manufacturer at Williamsburg, Mass. His fac- 
tory was swept away and destroyed by the flood caused by the 
breaking away of the reservoir on Mills River in May, 1874. 

Children of William and Sarah Elizabeth'^ 

(Allen) Skinner. 
i William Cobbett* Skinner, 
ii Elizabeth Allen* Skinner, 
iii Joseph Allen* Skinner, 
iv Mary Louise* Skinner. 

V Ruth Isabel* Skinner, 
vi Mary Emma* Skinner. 

(Continued from Vol. i, p. 164.) 

254 Melinda Fiske^ Parsons (Seth^, Rev. Silas^, Lieut. 
Benjamin*, Capt. Ebenezer^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
June 16, 1809, in Lockport, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 5, 1827, Lathrop 
Fellows, Esq. ; b. Jan. 2, 1805 ; d. Jan. 2, 1845. He was a 
Magistrate in Lockport, N. Y. 



seventh generation 275 

Children of Lathrop and Melinda Fiske^ 
(Parsons) Fellows, 
all born in Lockport, N. Y. : 
i Sarah Melinda^ Fellows, b. Aug. 24, 1832; m. Sept. 

I, 1853, Winfield Smith. 
ii Mary Achsah^ Fellows, b. Apr. 17, 1834; d. Aug. 

26, 1834. 
iii William Lathrop* Fellows, b. Feb. 23, 1836; d. Feb. 

16, 1840. 
iv Seth Parsons^ Fellows, b. May i, 1838. 
V Maria Lavinia^ Fellows, b. Sept. 5, 1841 ; d. Mar. 12, 

1842. 
vi Henry Lathrop® Fellows, b. June 10, 1845. 

255 Erastus^ Parsons (Seth", Rev. Silas^ Benjamin*, Capt. 
Ebenezer^, Esq. Joseph''^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Lockport, N. Y., 
July 28, 1813; m. (i) at Lockport, Sept. 11, 1845, Alzina Maranna 
Grimes; b. May 20, 1813; d. July 29, 1849. He m. (2) at 
Rochester, N. Y., Oct. 13, 1853, Angeline Grimes; b. Sept. 
14, 181 1. He resided in Bergen, Genesee County, N. Y., where 
he was a merchant. (His name was omitted from children of 
Seth« in Vol. i.) 

Children of Erastus^ and Alzina Maranna 

(Grimes) Parsons: 
i Edward Henry^ b. Aug. 28, 1846; d. Jan. 4, 1847. 
ii Erastus Ward®, b. Mar. 3, 1848. 
iii Alzina Grimes®, b. July 2, 1849. 

256 Henry Livingston'' Joy (Jerusha" Parsons, Rev. 
Solomon^, Lieut. Benjamin*, Capt. Ebenezer^, Esq. Joseph^, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. at Plainfield, Mass., Mar. 27, 1819; d. at 
Ilion, N. Y., May 31, 19 10. His boyhood was spent in Phila- 
delphia, Pa., where his father then resided, and where he was 
educated. About 1840 he went to New York City, and about 
1845 to St. Louis, Mo. In the spring of 1848 he, with others 
of the early California gold seekers, started with ox teams 
to cross the continent. The last of their teams was frozen to 
death in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, but they reached Sutters 



276 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Fort on the Sacramento River, Jan. i, 1849, after nine months 
of overland caravan traveUng. He spent two years in CaH- 
fornia and then returned to New York. In 1862 he enhsted 
in Co. I, 146 Regt., N. Y. Vols., and was discharged as Sergeant 
in 1865. He then settled in I lion, N. Y., where he was an 
employee and contractor for the Remington Agricultural Co. 
until 1896, but continued to reside there until his death. He 
was an active member and class leader in the M. E. Church 
for more than fifty years, and retained unusual mental and phys- 
ical vigor to the end of his long life. He married (i) 1843, 
Harriet M. Brown; daughter of Bela Brown of Underbill, Vt. 
She died in 1853. He married (2) 1854, Mary G. Payne; 
daughter of Hoxie and Lucy Payne of Bernardstown, Mass. 

Children of Henry Livingston^ and Harriet M. 
(Brown) Joy: 

514 i Frank L.^ Joy, b. ; m. Ida Watkins. 

515 ii Arthur C.^ Joy, b. Jan. 3, 1853; m. Orvilla E. Getman. 

Children of Henry Livingston" and Mary G. (Payne) Joy: 
iii Charles L.® Joy, b. ; m. Grace . He is a 

druggist in Boise, Idaho. Children: (i) Riley^ 
Joy b. ; m. (2) Louie^ Joy, b. d. 

516 iv Rev. Eugene H.* Joy, D.D., b. ; m. Mary Shepherd. 

517 V Milton R.« Joy, M.D., b. , 1861 ; m. Neta James, 
vi Henry L.^ Joy, b. ; d. . He was a machinist; 

m. 1894, Alice Hofifman and resided in Ilion, N. Y. 
Child: (i) Mary** Joy, b. . She is a student in 
the Ilion High School, 
vii Dr. Fred* Joy, b. ; m. Zinia Winney, b. . He 

is a dentist at Utica, N. Y. Children: (i) Raymond® 
Joy, b. ; d. in infancy. (2) Frederick® Joy, 

b. . He is a student in Cazenovia Seminary, N. Y. 

518 viii Louis Fowler* Joy, M.D., b. Aug. 26, 1871 ; m. Eva 

Drake. 

257 Electa Naramore^ Parsons (Ebenezer^, Rev. Solomon^, 
Benjamin*, Capt. Ebenezer^, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. 
Sept. 21, 1824, at Goshen, Mass.; m. at Pittsfield, Ohio, Nov. 
12, 1841, Silas Dagget Whitney; b. Mar. 3, 1820, at Pittsfield, 
Ohio. 



seventh generation 277 

Children of Silas Dagget and Electa Naramore^ 
(Parsons) Whitney, 
all born at Pittsfield, Ohio : 
i Arthur Eustace® Whitney, b. Dec. 19, 1843 )' "">• Oct. 
29, 1872, Katie Hennerdenger. He was a partner 
with Messrs. Brainard of Chicago, 111. 
ii Ann Clarissa® Whitney, b. Apr. 26, 1846. 
iii Alma Elizabeth® Whitney, b. May 10, 1848; m. Oct. 

9, 1873, Charles Edwards Archer, 
iv Abigail Briggs® Whitney, b. Sept. 3, 1850; m. Oct. 

20, 1875, Florns Cook Williams. 

V Agnes Edith® Whitney, b. June 13, 1853. 

vi Adelia Frances® Whitney, b. Dec. 22, 1856. 

vii Edmund Mould Cleveland® Whitney, b. Jan. 19, 1859. 

viii Silas Dagget® Whitney. 

258 Frank Edward" Parsons (Ebenezer*', Rev. Solomon^, 
Lieut. Benjamin*, Capt. Ebenezer^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. July 23, 1846; d. July 16, 1894, at Pittsfield, Ohio; 
m. Feb. 24, 1871, Harriet Maria Runals; b. Jan. i, 1852, at 
Lagrange, Ohio. 

Children of Frank Edward^ and Harriet Maria 
(Runals) Parsons: 
i Charlotte Louisa®, Feb. 6, 1872; m. Jacob Millis of 
New London, Dec. 16, 1890. Children: (i) Edith 
May» MilUs, b. Mar. 9, 1892. (2) Nina Annette^ 
Millis, b. Nov. 5, 1893. (3) Frank Leroy'' Millis, 
b. Sept. 5, 1899. 
ii Arminta Louise®, b. May 20, 1874; m. May 15, 1892, 
Francis Reynolds of Wellington, Ohio. Children: 
(i) Myrtle Lillian^ Reynolds, b. Aug. 28, 1893. 
(2) Daisy ArbelP Reynolds, b. May 8, 1896. 
iii Henry Ebenezer®, b. Sept. 24, 1877; m. May 21, 1902, 
Harriet Grace Hines of Pittsfield, Ohio; b. Aug. 
10, 1875. Children: (i) Marjorie Irene^ b. May 

21, 1904; d. same day. (2) Vernon Frank^, b. 
May 7, 1912. 

iv Electa Naramore®, b. Nov. 2, 1879; m. May 30, 1904, 



278 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Fred Washington Manning of Camden, Ohio; b. 
Sept. II, 1879. 
V Ernest Frank^, b. June 2, 1882; m. Sept. 20, 1906, 
Sophia Esther Manning of Camden, Ohio ; b. Oct. 27, 
1881. Children: (i) Claud Alaric^ b. Nov. 6, 1908. 
(2) Gertrude AHce**, b. June 2, 1912. 
vi Agnes Ruth*, b. June 19, 1884; m. Dec, 1909, Arthur 
Howard Manning of Camden, Ohio; b. June 29, 
1884. Children: (i) Maxwell Arthur" Manning, b. 
Aug. 20, 191 1. (2) Erwin Kenneth" Manning, b. 
May 9, 1913. (3) Donald Parsons" Manning, b. 
July 23, 1914. (4) Wanda Charlotte" Manning, 
b. May 11, 1916. 
vii Frances Gertrude®, b. Aug. 25, 1887; m. Dec. 16, 
1905, Charles Lincoln Troutman of Gordon, Pa. ; 
b. Aug. 10, 1883. Children: (i) Florence Blanch" 
Troutman, b. July 31, 1906. (2) Clarence Frank" 
Troutman, b. Apr. i, 1908. 
viii Earl Ely*, b. Jan. 9, 1893. 

259 Anna Maria'^ Parsons (Charles Phelps®, Simeon^ 
Simeon*, Capt. Ebenezer^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 
29, 1825, at Prattsburg, N. Y. ; d. Feb. 16, 1884; m. Sept. 16, 
1844, at Lyons, N. Y., Dr. George Franklin Foote (his 2d wife) ; 
b. Mar. 13, 1817, at Albany, N. Y. He was a physician, an 
expert on insanity and founded the Insane Asylum at Middle- 
town, Orange County, N. Y. 

Children of Dr. George Franklin and Anna Maria'^ 
(Parsons) Foote. 
i Frank Higby* Foote, b. Feb. 13, 1846; m. (i) at 
Dubuque, Iowa, 1868, Hulda Siller. She d. ; he 
m. (2) Dec. 6, 1882, at Stamford, Conn., Annie 
E. Lee. She d. ; he m. (3) in San Francisco, Cal., 
Nov. 13, 1905, Jesse L. Hawley. They reside in 
Oakland, Cal. 
ii Dr. Theodore* Foote, b. Dec. 14, 1848; m. Laura 

Gurnsey Beaks, 
iii Anna Louisa* Foote, b. Nov. 2, 1852; m. Abraham 

Lockwood. 
iv George Franklin* Foote, b. Sept. 23, 1857; m. (i) 



SEVENTH GENERATION 279 

at New Haven, Conn., May 28, 1878, Charlotte 
Coffin Selleck; m. (2) Aug-, i, 1906, Jeannette 
Gault. He has been the business manager of Sage 
College, Cornell University, at Ithaca, N. Y., since 
about 1900. Child: Edward Thaddeus^ Foote, b. July 
23, 1884. Graduated from Cornell University in 
1906. 

V Jennie Parsons® Foote, b. Jan. 2"/, 1858; m. Jan. 10, 

1886, in New York City, Charles Parsons Beaman. 
They reside at Ithaca, N. Y. Children: (i) Anna 
Louisa^ Beaman, b. June 22, 1883, at Stamford, 
Conn. (2) Charles Leicester^ Beaman, b. May 11, 
1886, at Stamford, Conn. (3) Margaret Parsons^ 
Beaman, b. Mar. 12, 1896, at Ithaca, N. Y. 
vi Sarah Vorhis* Foote, b. Feb. 27, 1859; m. Joseph 

Francis Farley. 
vii Charles Frederick* Foote, b. Sept. 15, 1863; d. i\ug. 
14, 1864. 

260 Sarah V.'^ Parsons (Charles Phelps*', Simeon^, Simeon*, 
Capt. Ebenezer^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 2y, 1833, 
at Lyons, N. Y. ; d. Jan. 4, 1916; m. Nov. 8, 1859, Edmond A. 
Beaman. 

Children of Edmond A. and Sarah V.' (Parsons) Beaman: 
i Dr. Charles Parsons® Beaman, b. ; m. Jan. 10, 

1886, in New York City, his cousin Jennie Parsons® 
Foote; b. Jan. 2y, 1858; daughter of Dr. George 
Franklin and Anna Maria^ (Parsons) Foote. 
ii Arthur® Beaman. 
iii George® Beaman. 
iv David® Beaman. 

V Jenny® Beaman ; m. Asa Goddard. 
vi Minnie® Beaman; m. John DoboU. 

261 Catharine Howard^ Parsons (Charles Phelps^ Sim- 
eon^ Simeon*, Capt. Ebenezer^ Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Nov. 12, 1840, at Lyons, N. Y. ; d. Dec. 5, 1903 ; m. July 20, 
1863, Ira Boutell; b. Apr. 5, 1836; d. July 30, 1904; son of 
Ira and Harriet Jane (Ketcham) Boutell. 



the parsons family 

Children of Ira and Catharine Howard'^ 
(Parsons) Boutell: 

i Harr>'® Boutell. 
ii Grace^ Boutell, m. Edgar Alden. 
iii Sybil^ Boutell. 
iv Frederick Cheever^ Boutell, m. (i) Lucretia Brown. 

She d. Child: (i) Clark Whitney" Boutell. He m. 

(2) Bertha Moore. Child: (i) Ruth« Boutell. 



262 Heman^ Ely (Celia*' Belden, Mary^ Parsons, Rev. 
David*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 
30, 1820, at Elyria, Ohio. He m. (i) by Rev. John Monteith 
at Elyria, Ohio, Sept. i, 1841, Mary Harris Monteith; b. Nov, 
12, 1824, at Clinton, Oneida County, N. Y. ; daughter of Rev. 
John and Abby (Harris) Monteith of Elyria. She d. Mar. i, 
1849, 2it Elyria. He m. (2) by Rev. Horace Bushnell, at Hart- 
ford, Conn., May 27, 1850, Mary Frances Day; b. May 7, 1826, 
at Hartford, Conn.; daughter of Hon. Thomas and Sarah (Coit) 
Day. He was a real estate dealer and Representative in the 
State Legislature, at Elyria, Ohio. 

Children of Heman'^ and Mary Harris (Monteith) Ely, 
all born at Elyria, Ohio : 
i Celia Belden« Ely, b. Nov. 24, 1842; d. Oct. 18, 1861. 
ii George Henry^ Ely, b. Nov. 15, 1844; m. by Luther 
H. Cone, at Chicopee, Mass., Dec. 11, 1867, 
Annie Moody of Chicopee; b. Sept. 20, 1844; 
daughter of Loman and Louisa (Patrick) Moody 
of Chicopee. Children: (born at Elyria, Ohio,) : 
(i) Malcolm Monteith" Ely, b. Nov. 14, 1869. 
(2) Heman" Ely, b. June 9, 1873. 
iii Mary Monteith* Ely, b. Feb. 20, 1849; d. Nov. i, 
1849. 

Children of Heman'^ and Mary Frances (Day) Ely: 
iv Edith May® Ely, b. Nov. 2y, 1851. 
v Charles Theodore® Ely, b. Oct. 27, 1856. 
vi Albert Heman® Ely, b. Nov. 22, i860, 
vii Harriet Putnam® Ely, b. Oct. 9, 1864. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 281 

263 EzEKiEL Porter^ Belden (Julia*' Belden, Mary^ Par- 
sons, Rev. David*, Rev. David^ Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Apr. 24, 1823, at Wethersfield, Conn. ; m. by Rev. Mr. 
Merwin, at New Haven, Conn., Aug. 21, 1848, Eliza Hallock; 
b. June 29, 1828; daughter of Gerard and Eliza (Allen) 
Hallock of New Haven. (Gerard Hallock was editor of the 
Journal of Commerce of New York.) 

Children of Ezekiel Porter'^ and Eliza (Hallock) Belden: 
i Mary Eliza* Belden, b. Jan. 14, 1853, at New Haven, 

Conn, 
ii James Lockwood* Belden, b. Feb. 10, 1855, at Sing 

Sing, N. Y. 
iii Jessie^ Belden (an adopted daughter). 

264 James Lockwood^ Belden (Julia" Belden, Mary^ Par- 
sons, Rev. David*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Mar. 2^,, 1825, at Wethersfield, Conn.; d. May 17, 1869, at 
Chicago, 111., aged 45 years. He m. ( i ) at Marion, Lynn 
County, Iowa, Sarah Parkhurst of Iowa. She d. and he m. (2) 
at Hopkinton, Iowa, Nov. 12, 1856, Susan H. Carter of Illinois; 
b. 1836, at North Reading, Mass. ; daughter of H. A. and 
Susan (Holt) Carter of North Reading. 

Children of James Lockwood^ and Sarah H. 

(Carter) Belden: 
i Thomas Lockwood* Belden, b. May 9, 1861, at Wat- 

sonville, Cal. 
ii Sarah Jane® Belden, b. Nov. 2, 1863, at Hopkinton, 111. 

265 Harriet Williams^ Parsons (Ezekial Williams*', Rev. 
David^, Rev. David*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Mar. 3, 1829, at Colchester, Conn.; m. June 21, 1853, at 
Colchester, Joseph Jauncey Outerbridge Brown ; b. Oct. 20, 
1827, at Hamilton, Bermuda ; son of Erastus Joseph Fitch Brown 
of Bermuda and Sarah Kingsland (Ketchum) Brown of New 
York; both d. at Bermuda. The father of Erastus J. F. Brown 
came from Windsor, Conn., and m. in Bermuda. Joseph J. O. 
Brown was a lawyer in New York City, where his children were 
all born. 



282 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Children of Joseph J. O. and Harriet Williams' 
(Parsons) Brown: 
i Sara Louisa® Brown, b. Sept. 29, 1854; m. June 7, 
1882, Edward Langdon, a banker of New York 
City, b. Jan. 29, 1845, at Southington, Conn. No 
children, 
ii Elizabeth Agnes® Brown, b. Apr. 17, 1856; m. June 
17, 1884, Herbert Alan Kingsbury; b. Apr. i, 1856; 
d. Sept. 24, 1891. They had three children; the 
first two died in infancy; the third, Helen Jauncey^ 
Kingsbury, b. Sept. 9, 1890. 

iii David Ralph Parsons® Brown, b. May 30, 1862 ; m. 
(i) 1887, Taskiline M. Little of Hartford, Conn.; 
was divorced, 1896; m. (2) in Denver, Colo., Anne 
Geer. He is a physician in Chicago and Denver; 
now (1919) in Semmes, Ala. Child: (ist wife): 
(i) Carol Jauncey^ Brown, b. , 1888. Children: 
(2d wife) : (2) Gwendoline Clive^ Brown, b. June 
13, 1906, in Denver, Colo. (3) Bettina Louise® 
Brown, b. Oct. 24, 1907, in Denver, Colo. (4) 
Elizabeth Lee^ Brown, b. June (26-27), 1911, in 
Alabama. 

iv Edgar Ronald Ketchum® Brown, b. Dec. i, 1863, m. 
June 4, 1910, Katherine E. Weeks ; daughter of 
Thomas E. and Louisa (Hay ward) Weeks. He is 
a lawyer in New York City. 

266 John Henry^ Washburn (Harriet" Parsons, Rev. 
David^, Rev. David*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Oct. 27, 1828, at Amherst, Mass. ; d. Dec. 23, 1909, at New 
York City. He prepared for college at Williston Seminary, 
Easthampton, Mass., and graduated from Amherst College, 
Class of 1849. He read law but did not practice. He was 
married by Rev. G. H. Deshon, Oct. 17, 1853, at Meriden, Conn., 
to Jane Ives; daughter of William and Polly (Bray) Ives of 
New Haven, Conn. She d. at New York, Oct. 21, 1898. 
From 1850 to his death his business was connected with fire 
insurance. In 1854 he was secretary of the Bridgeport Fire and 
Marine Insurance Co. In 1859 he entered the office of the 



SEVENTH GENERATION 283 

Home Insurance Co. of New York, and was connected with it 
for more than fifty years. He became Assistant Secretary, 
1865-1867; Vice-President, 18S6; President, 1901 ; resigned in 
1904, and was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors, 
which position he held until his death in 1909. He had a na- 
tional reputation as an authority on fire insurance. Among the 
many offices of honor and trust held by him were President 
of the Tariff Association of New York, President of the Na- 
tional Board of Fire Underwriters, President of the Association 
of Western Underw-riters, President of the New York Board of 
Fire Underwriters, Chairman of the Executive Committee of 
the American Missionary Association from 1881 to 1892. He 
was a member of the Lotus Club, the City Club, the Chamber 
of Commerce, the Board of Trade and Transportation, the New 
England Society, the Sons of the Revolution, The Metropolitan 
Museum of Art, the Society of Colonial Wars, the Society of 
Mayflower Descendants, the Order of Founders and Patriots 
and the Society of Descendants of Colonial Governors. But 
his activities and influence wer.i not confined to business. From 
adult years to his death he was an active and earnest Christian, 
being for forty-four years a member of Broadway Tabernacle, 
its Treasurer from 1869 to 1878, and a Deacon from 1878 to 
his death. He owed much to sturdy and pious New England 
stock. His father. Rev. Royal Washburn, was for many years 
pastor of the Congregational Church of Amherst. His mother 
was a daughter of Rev. David Parsons, D.D., a predecessor of 
his father as pastor of the Amherst Church. 

The following extract from an obituary notice gives a con- 
temporary estimate of his life and character: 

"Opposite and apparently contradictory elements were in 
him united. He was gentle, but he was as strong as he was 
gentle. He was tender, but he was also remarkably firm. 
Where principle was at stake he was unflinching and absolutely 
inflexible. Masculine virility and feminine sensitiveness were 
blended in him. He had that winsomeness and charm which it 
is so easy to feel and so difficult to define. Always affable 
and courteous, he made friends everywhere. There was a 
fineness of moral texture in him, and a refinement of spirit 
which reported itself in his face and voice. His mind was 



284 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

cultured, his heart sympathetic and loving, his spirit radiant. 
His daily life proved that he had been with Him who is the 
fairest of ten thousand, the one altogether lovely." 

Child of John Henry^ and Jane (Ives) Washburn: 
519 i William Ives^ Washburn, b. Aug. 30, 1854; m. Carrie 
W. Fisher. 

267 William Parsons^ Washburn (Harriet^ Parsons, Rev. 
David^ Rev. David*, Rev. David^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Apr. 15, 1830, at Amherst, Mass.; d. Feb. 4, 1904, at Knox- 
ville, Tenn. He m. (i) in 1864, at Macon, Ga., Mrs. Ruth 
Marion (Brown) Leonard, widow of Maj, Leonard. She d. 
Oct. 14, 1871. He m. (2) Nov. 5, 1880, Mrs. Eliza Jane 
(Harper) Maynard, widow of Edward Maynard. He was a pros- 
perous lawyer at Knoxville, Tenn. ; a man highly esteemed. He 
was Superintendent of the Sunday School and an Elder in the 
Presbyterian Church. He was a Colonel in the Confederate 
Army during the Civil War. 

Children of William Parsons'' and Eliza Jane 
(Harper) (Maynard) Washburn, 
born at Knoxville, Tenn. : 
i Mary Parsons^ Washburn, b. June 29, 1882; d. Jan. 

24, 1885. 
ii William Parsons^ Washburn, b. Aug. 30, 1885. He 
is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and of 
its Law Department, also of Princeton University 
Class of 1907, and has been in the active practice 
of law at Knoxville, Tenn., since 1910. 

(Record on p. 170, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Francis Washburn^ Parsons (James^, Rev. David^ Rev. 
David*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 5, 
1833, at Walthourville, Ga. ; m. June 11, 1862, Sarah Paine 
Hervey ; b. Oct. 5, 1833 ; daughter of Joseph Bunton and 
Eunice Wells (Hale) Hervey of Newburyport, Mass. He was 
a lawyer and later was in business as a manufacturer in Cleve- 
land, Ohio. He retired from business many years ago and 
now (1917) resides at Osterville, Barnstable County, (Cape 
Cod), Mass. 



seventh generation 285 

Children of Francis Washburn^ and Sarah Paine 
(Hervey) Parsons, 
all born at Cleveland, Ohio: 
i Hervey^ b. Mar. 8, 1863; d. May 16, 1866, at Cleve- 
land, Ohio, 
ii Harriet Hale*, b. Feb. i, 1866; m. at Dedham, Mass., 
Dec. 13, 1893, George W. Owens; b. at Savannah, 
Ga., 1852, son of George S. Owens. He is a 
lawyer at Savannah, Ga., where they reside. He 
was President of the Bar Association of Georgia 
in 1916. Children: (i) Mary Parsons^ Owens; b. 
at Savannah, Oct. 25, 1895 ; m. at Savannah, Ga., 
June 4, 19 1 9, Eckley Brinton Coxe. (2) Miss 
Clifford Wayne^ Ow^ens, b. at Savannah, Dec. 2, 
1900; m. Mar. 15, 1919, William R. Johnson. 
Child: I, William R.^° Johnson, Jr.; b. Dec. 26, 
1919. 
iii Eliza Lewis®, b. May 6, 1869; m. at Osterville, Mass., 
June 30, 1895, Joshua Merrill ; b. in Boston, June 
21, 1871 ; son of Joshua and Amelia (Grigg) Mer- 
rill of Boston. He is a merchant in Boston. 

(Record on p. 170, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
James^ Parsons (James^, Rev. David^, Rev. David*, Rev. 
David^, Esq. Joseph^, Comet Joseph^), b. at Walthourville, Ga., 
May 5, 1834; m. in Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 26, 1874, Mary 
Fisher Norris ; b. July 7, 1842; daughter of Dr. George Wash- 
ington and Mary Pleasants (Fisher) Norris. Mr. Parsons was 
a lawyer residing and doing business in Philadelphia, and a 
Professor of Law^ in the University of Pennsylvania. He d. 
in Philadelphia, Mar. 22, 1910. His wife died there May 27, 
1894. 

Children of Jakes'^ and Mary Fisher (Norris) Parsons, 
born in Philadelphia Pa. 
i Lewis Hines^, b. Apr. 30, 1876. He graduated from 
Harvard University in 1899; is not married and is 
a banker; member of the firm of Graham, Parsons 
& Co., at 435 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
ii Mary Norris®, b. June 18, 1881 ; m. in London, Eng- 
land, Nov. 2, 1907, J. Ridgway Reilly, and resides 
in Philadelphia, Pa. 



286 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

268 Rev. Charles^ Taylor, D.D. (Catherine Gould*' Par- 
sons, Maj. Nathan^ Nathan*, Rev. David^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Sept. 15, 1819, at Boston, Mass. He graduated at 
New York University, Class of 1840, as valedictorian. He was 
licensed to preach Nov., 1843, and admitted to the South Caro- 
lina Conference of the M. E. Church, Dec, 1844. He graduated 
from the Philadelphia College of Medicine, Feb., 1848. He 
sailed as a missionary to China on Apr. 24, 1848, and was for 
five years at Shanghai, being the only foreigner permitted to visit 
the insurgent camp, during the great rebellion of 1853. He re- 
turned in Apr., 1854. He was professor in a female college 
at Spartansburg, S. C, 1855 to 1861. In i860 he published a 
book entitled "Five Years in China." From 1861 to 1865 he 
was Presiding Elder in the South Carolina Conference ; was 
President of Kentucky Wesleyan University, 1866-70; received 
degree of D.D. from University of New York, June, 1869. In 
1874 he was residing and preaching at Danville, Ky. He m. 
Dec. 27, 1846, at Camden, S. C, Charlotte Gamewell; b. May 
20, 1828; daughter of Rev. John and Delilah (Booth) Gamewell 
of Marlboro County, S. C. 

Children of Rev. Charles^ and Charlotte (Gamewell) 

Taylor : 

i Charles GamewelP Taylor, b. Sept. 18, 1847, at 

Auburn, N. Y. 
ii J. William* Taylor, b. Sept. 18, 1849, at Shanghai, 

China; d. Oct. 24, 1849. 
iii Henry Parsons* Taylor, b. Sept. 30, 1851, at Shanghai; 

m. at Covington, Ky., Apr. 30, 1874, by Rev. Charles 

Taylor, D.D., Alice F. Evans ; daughter of William 

R. and Elizabeth L. (Skardon) Evans of Covington, 

Ky. 
iv Martha Wilson* Taylor, b. Apr. 19, 1855, at Camden, 

S. C. 
v Frank* Taylor, b. July 31, 1857, at Spartansburg, 

S. C. ; d. Dec. 10, i860, at Columbia, S. C. 
vi Catherine* Taylor, b. Feb. 14, i860, at Columbia, S. C. ; 

d. May 14, 1865, at Cheraw, S. C. 
vii John Oliver* Taylor, b. Sept. 12, 1862, at Cheraw, S. C. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 287 

viii Charlotte Booth® Taylor, b. May 12, 1865, at Cheraw, 
S. C. 
ix Edward PauP Taylor, b. Nov. 29, 1867, at Millers- 
burg, Ky. ; d. June 13, 1870. 

269 Edward Payson'^ Taylor (Catherine Gould*' Parsons, 
Maj. Nathan^, Nathan*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Sept. 27, 1827, at Homer, N. Y. ; d. in Brooklyn, 
N. Y. ; m. in Brooklyn, July 7, 1851, Frances Pearce Holt; b. 
Aug". 16, 1827, at Jersey City, N. J.; daughter of Charles and 
Jane (Pearce) Holt of 91 Cambridge PI., Brooklyn. He was 
a furniture manufacturer and dealer in the firm of T. S. Brooks 
& Co., Sands and Fulton Sts., Brooklyn. In 1874 he resided 
at 86 Cambridge PI. 

Children of Edward Payson'^ and Frances 
Pearce (Holt) Taylor, 
all born in Brooklyn, N. Y. : 
i Edward Pearce* Taylor, b. May 19, 1852; m. June 
24, 1874, in Brooklyn, by Rev. H. M. Scudder, 
Kate Millard Aschternacht, daughter of Henry A. 
and Mary Jane (Millard) Aschternacht. 
ii Frances Parsons^ Taylor, b. June 18, 1854; d. Mar. 

28, 1859, in Brooklyn, 
iii Clement French* Taylor, b. Jan. 31, 1859. 
iv Charles* Taylor, b. July 14, 1861. 
v Frank Holt* Taylor, b. July 13, 1866. 



270 Susan Graves^ Parsons (Budd^ Maj. Nathan^ Nathan*, 
Rev. David^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. , 1823; m. 
Michael Deveraux Curran. He was a merchant in Milwaukee, 
Wis. 

Children of Michael Deveraux and Susan 
Graves^ (Parsons) Currant 
i Henry Grathan* Curran, b. ; lives in Minnesota, 

ii Michael Budd* Curran, b. ; m. and d. in Los 

Angeles, Cal., in 1913; no children, 
iii Abbie* Curran. 



288 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

iv Mead^ Curran. 
V Mary Elizabeth^ Curran, b. ; m. Frank Parsons® 

Moss. (For children see Vol. i, p. 336.) 
vi William'* Curran. 
vii Susan^ Curran, b. ; m. Allison, who d. 

She lives in Los Angeles, Cal. Child: (i) Mae^ 

Allison, who m. Thomas Evans. 

271 Rebecca Ann^ Parsons (Budd^ Maj. Nathan^ Nathan*, 
Rev. David^ Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b, June 21, 1826; 
m. 1847, at Oconomowoc, Wis., George Willard Fay; b. July 
9, 1810, in Boston, Mass. ; son of Putnam and Elizabeth 
(Willson) Fay. She was his 3d wife. He m. (i) Abby P. 
Tufts in 1834. She d. 1841, leaving two children, George 
Parker Fay, b. 1836; d. 1906, and Abby Louise Parker Fay, 
b. 1841 ; d. 1915; and who was the wife of Capt. Edwin Bur- 
ton" Parsons (see p. 245, Vol. i). He m. (2) Abby S. Collins, 
1843, who d. 1846; no children. Mr. Fay was a merchant in 
Boston, Mass., and went to Milwaukee in 1842, and to Ocono- 
mowoc in 1844, where he died in 1890; his wife d. in 1899. 

Children of Willard and Rebecca Ann^ (Parsons) Fay, 
born at Oconomowoc, Wis. : 
i William Budd* Fay, b. 1849; d. 1900. 
ii Mary Elizabeth* Fay, b. 1854; resides at Sierra Madre, 
Cal. 



2^2 Elijah Dwight'' Parsons (Budd^, Maj. Nathan^, 
Nathan*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at 
Orono, Me., 1830; m, at Oconomowoc, Wis., 1855, Julia Bond; 
b. at Ithaca, N. Y,, 1834; daughter of Harvey Bond of Hazel- 
ton, Ind. 

Children of Elijah Dwight'^ and Julia (Bond) Parsons, 
all born at Oconomowoc, Wis. : 

520 i Fred Eugene*, b. , 1858; m. (i) Jennie R. Miller; 

m. (2) Alice C. Millspaugh. 
ii Edgar Dwight*, b. , 1861 ; unm. 

521 iii William Hinkley*, b. 1863; m. Ella Rosemond Webster. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 289 

273 Charles Grosvener^ Parsons (Sherlock^, Major 
Nathan^, Nathan*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Feb. 22, 1837; May 18, 1864, Martha Ann Rogers; b. at 
Holyoke, Mass., Oct. lo, 1839 ; daughter of David C. and AmeHa 
Ann (Foote) Rogers of Conway, Mass. She d. Nov. 14, 1889. 
He was a soldier in the Civil War in the nth Mass. Battery. 
Was later a merchant in Boston, Mass., and is now (1916) re- 
tired residing at Greenfield, Mass., where he has been Commander 
of the Edwin E. Day Post, G. A. R. 

Children of Charles Grosvener^ and Martha Ann 
(Rogers) Parsons: 

i George Edwin*, b. Dec. 24, 1866, at Chelsea, Mass. ; 
m. Minnie Parker of Greenfield, Mass., where he 
resides. No children. 
522 ii William Johnson®, b. July 25, 1869; m. A.nnie M. 
Quin. 
iii Martha Rogers-, b. July 24, 1871, at Medford, Mass.; 
m. July 24, 1889, Charles M. Plandforth, and they 
reside at South Pasadena, Cal. No children. 



274 Edmund Colburn^ Parsons (Sherlock", Maj. Nathan^ 
Nathan*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 
15, 1839; d- Mar. 29, 1906; m. Amanda Sargent. He was a 
builder of cabinet organs in Boston, Mass. 

Children of Edmund Colburn^ and Amanda (Sargent) 

Parsons, 
all born in Medford, Mass. : 

i Charles Edward*, b. Aug. 6, 1869; m. Oct. 11, 1892, 
Frances Morey Youd. He is in the piano business 
in Boston, Mass., and resided at No. 185 Westville 
St., Dorchester, Mass. Children: (i) Adelaide 
Pauline^ b. Oct. 11, 1893. (2) Alice May^ b. Sept. 
4, 1895. (3) Isabel Frances^, b. Mar. 31, 1902. 
ii Isabel Adelaide*, b. Aug. 21, 1873; J^- May 21, 1892, 
Arthur Swasey. She d. Oct. 8, 1892. 



290 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

(Continued from p. 169, Vol. i.) 
Elizabeth Scott^ Parsons (Francis®, Rev. David^, Rev. 
David*, Rev. David'*, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 14, 
1842, at Hartford, Conn.; d. Feb. 26, 1905, at Hartford; m. 
Feb. 16, 1864, at Hartford, John Worthington Newton of St. 
Albans, Vt. They had no children, but adopted Harriet Worth- 
ington- Newton. She m. June 5, 1889, Dr. Arthur Bosanko of 
Leadville, Colo., who d. Nov. 25, 1895, at Leadville, Colo. 
Child: (i) Paul Bosanko, b. Aug. 19, 1891, at Leadville, Colo. 

275 Nancy Pierce'' Parsons (Israel®, IsraeP, Israel*, Rev. 
David^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 6, 1826, at Stam- 
stead Plains, Quebec ; m. there Apr. 29, 1846, William Stuart 
Hunter ; b. Nov. 19, 1823, at St. Johns, Quebec ; son of William 
Stuart and Penelope (Richards) Hunter. 

Children of W^illiam Stuart and Nancy Pierce^ 
(Parsons) Hunter: 
i Charles Parsons® Hunter, b. Sept. 22, 1847; ^- Sept. 
29, 1869, Clara Helen Merriman; b. July 20, 1848; 
daughter of Amassa J. and Clarissa Ives (Bullock) 
Merriman. Child: (i) Alice MabeP Hunter, b. 
Oct. 6, 1870. 

276 Ellen Louisa'^ Parsons (Israel®, Israel^, Israel*, Rev. 
David^, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 16, 1832, at Stam- 
stead, Quebec; m. Aug. 14, 1854, Walter Well Parsons; b. , 
1834, at Stamstead; son of Elijah and Susan (Worth) Parsons. 

Children of William Wells and Ellen Louisa'^ 
(Parsons) Parsons, 
all born at Stamstead, Quebec : 
i Ida May^ b. May i, 1855. 
ii Mary^ b. June 12, 1858. 
iii Isabella®, b. June 23, 1870; d. Oct. 14, 1870. 

277 Ellen Maria'' Brooks (Lucina® Parsons, IsraeP, Israel*, 
Rev. David^ Esq. Joseph', Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 27, 1827, at 
Stamstead, Quebec; m. at Kenosha, Wis., by Rev. J. A. Hart, 



SEVENTH GENERATION 29I 

Sept. 25, 1845, James Monroe Stryker; b. Feb. 14, 1819, at 
Owasco, Cayuga County, N. Y. ; son of James I. and Margaret 
A. Stryker of Somerville, N. J. 

Children of James Monroe and Ellen Maria'' 

(Brooks) Stryker: 
i Ellen Amelia^ Stryker, b. Aug. 22, 1846; m. Oct. i6, 
1866, James Edward Pettit; b. Mar. 21, 1842, at 
Perry, N. Y. ; son of Jacob and Sarah (Hill) Pettit 
of Kenosha, Wis. Children: (i) James Jacob**, 
Pettit, b. May 2t„ 1868, at Kenosha. (2) Sarah 
Alice^ Pettit, b. May 2, 1869, at Kenosha, 
ii James Monroe^ Stryker, b. Sept. 6, 1849. 
iii Eva- Stryker, b. July 29, 185 1 ; d. Oct. , 1852. 

iv Carrie Warburton* Str}'ker, b. Aug. 15, 1853. 
V Ida* Stryker, b. Sept. 9, 1855, at Newaygo, Mich, 
vi John Brooks* Stryker, b. Oct. 16, 1858. 
vii Lewis Henry* Stryker, b. June 10, 1861. 
viii May Isabella* Stryker, b. Sept. 3, 1863. 



278 Mary A.'^ Brooks (Lucina^ Parsons, Israel^, Israel*, 
Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 28, 1844, at 
Kenosha, Wis.; m. Apr. 25, 1864, William James Mead; b. at 
Chester, Warren County, N. Y. ; son of Andrew W. and Parnel 
(Wait) Mead. 

Children of William James and Mary A.'' (Brooks) Mead: 
i Martha E.* Mead, b. July 19, 1865 ; d. Sept. 20, 1865. 
ii John A.* Mead, b. Sept. 24, 1866. 
iii James A.* Mead, b. Apr., 1868. 
iv Julia M.* Mead, b. Feb. 26, 1870. 



279 Ebenezer" Parsons (Ebenezer®, Ebenezer^, Israel*, Rev. 
David^, Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. July 28, 1832, at Lynn- 
field, Mass. ; m. March 24, 1863, at Ipswich, Mass., Mary Alvina 
Dodge; b. Mar. 21, 1839; daughter of Nathan Dane and Sarah 
(Shepherd) Dodge. 



292 the parsons family 

Child of Ebenezer^ and Mary Alvina (Dodge) Parsons: 
i Starr®, b. Sept. 4, 1869; m. June 26, 1894, at Lynn, 
Mass., Minna Cora Bickford ; b. July 2, 1869, 
daughter of Charles M. and Laura (Ellis) Bick- 
ford. He is a lawyer, a member of the firm of 
Parsons & Bowen of Lynn, Mass. Child: (i) Eben'', 
b. Mar. 10, 1896. 



280 Emily^ Parsons (Israel Augustus*', Ebenezer^, Israel^, 
Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 14, 1826; 
m. July 19, i860, Jeremiah Coney (his 2d wife) ; b. June 21, 
1806; d, Aug. 1888. She d. in 1890 at Lynnfield Centre, Mass. 

Children of Jeremiah and Emily^ (Parsons) Coney: 
i Fletcher Stevens* Coney, b. Sept. 21, 1862; d. Feb. 

26, 1884. 
ii Kate Emily** Coney, b. July 12, 1866; resides at 120 
Belleone St., West Roxbury, Mass. 



281 Mary Ann'^ Parsons (Israel Augustus®, Ebenezer'^, 
Israel"*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 
15, 1838; m. Apr. 25, 1861, Willard Ide Bishop; b. July 20, 
1837, at Littleton, N. H. ; son of Nathaniel and OHve (Ide) 
Bishop. He was Capt. Co. C, loth Mass. Vols., in the Civil 
War, Army of the Potomac, and was in all the principal en- 
gagements. Their marriage was hastened when the Volunteers 
were called to the front and he left with his regiment the next 
day. During the war she spent the winters in army winter 
quarters with Capt. Bishop, and later served as Volunteer nurse 
(without appointment) in several hospitals. * He d. Dec. 30, 
191 1, at Keene, N. H. She d. Feb. 9, 1913, in Mexico City, 
Mex.. (where her daughter resided), a few hours after the 
Revolution against Madero began. Her daughters brought her 
body home on the last train that came from Mexico to the border, 
and which was held up by bandits ; and they had many other 
thrilling experiences. 



seventh generation 293- 

Children of Willard Ide and Mary Ann^ (Parsons) Bishop: 
i Carl Sidney® Bishop, b. Apr. ii, 1865; m. Oct. 28, 
1891, Jennie F. Maynard. He is General Secre- 
tary of the Y. M. C. A., and resides at 4229 Windsor 
Terrace, Kansas City, Mo. She is the daughter of 
Prentice and Martha Maynard. Their adopted 
daughter, Mary Edwards, is the wife of Leroy 
Storm of Swift & Co., Chicago, 111. 

523 ii Annie Laurie** Bishop, b. Apr. 15, 1868; m. William 
French Holbrook. 
iii Emily Rosalie* Bishop, b. Dec. 11, 1874; m. Apr. 28, 
191 1, John Ashley of Chicago. He is x\ssistant 
Auditor of National Railways of Mexico. Resides 
I, or Madrid No. 5, Mexico City, Mex. She gradu- 
ated from Mt. Holyoke College, and is Principal of 
Ann High School, Mexico City, Mex. 

282 Isabel Louise" Parsons (Israel Augustus^, Ebenezer^ 
Israel*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. July g, 
1848; m. May 7, 1872, Silas Sadler Dwight; b. Nov. 19, 1849; 
son of Henry and Flora Dwight. They reside at West Hat- 
field, Mass. 

Children of Silas Sadler and Isabel Louise 

(Parsons) Dwight: 
i Benjamin Parsons* Dwight, b. Dec. 23, 1873 ; m. 
Nov. 19, 1902, Grace Rummery; b. Dec. 5, 1878, 
daughter of Newell R. and Olive (Hinkley) Rum- 
mery. Child: (i) Rummery^ Dwight, b. June 25, 
1907. 
ii Myron Henry* Dwight, b. Sept. 19, 1884; m. Mar. 
29, 1910, Frances Gertrude Long; b. Sept. 23, 
1889; daughter of Joel Jackson and Hattie Long of 
Colbran, Colo. Children: (i) Joel Henry^ Dwight; 
b. Jan. 6, 1912. (2) Edward Silas** Dwight; b. Jan. 
24, 1914. 

283 Elijah'^ Parsons (Elijah^ Phineas^ Isaac^ Josiah^ 
Esq. Joseph'^ Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 27, 1807, at Skaneateles, 



294 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

N. Y. ; m. Feb. 25, 1835, at Middleburgh, Schoharie County, 
N. Y., Eliza Van Gaasbeek; b. Aug. 12, 181 1; daughter of 
James and Ellen (Boyd) Van Gaasbeek of Middleburgh. He 
was a farmer and resided at Moravia, Cayuga County, N. Y. 

Children of Elijah^ and Eliza (Van Gaasbeek) Parsons: 
i Phineas James^ b. Apr. 28, 1838; d. June 23, 1843. 

ii Hugh Boyd% b. Feb. 22, 1840; d. Mar. 12, 1841. 

iii John®, b. at Onondaga, N. Y., Jan. 8, 1842; m. 
Miranda Kelly, Jan. 8, 1867, at Moravia, N. Y. ; b. 
Apr. 23, 1847, Child: (i) Edwin^ b. Nov. 28, 1870; 
m. Jan. 9, 1895, Carrie L. Coffin of Venice, N. Y., 
Child: I, Clude V. G.," b. Nov. 12, 1901. 
524 iv Mary Deborah^, b. June 4, 1845 > ^'^- William C. Sher- 
wood. 

V Elijah^, b. June 2, 1847, at Elbridge, N. Y. ; d. Oct., 
1893. 

vi Edwin*, b. July 27, 1849, at Sempronius, N. Y. 

vii Eliza C®, b. Jan. 2y, 1853; d. Oct. 8, 191 1, at Moravia, 
N. Y. 

284 Moses" Parsons (Elijah*^, Phineas'"', Isaac'', Josiah^, Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 24, 1815, at Skaneateles, N. Y. ; 
m. Dec. I, 1842, Elizabeth Taylor; b. Aug. 9, 1817, at Canning- 
ton, Somersetshire, England ; daughter of Lewis and Christianna 
(Ridler) Taylor of Skaneateles, N. Y. He was a farmer. He 
graduated at the Geneva Medical College, Jan. 21, 1840; d. 
Aug. 29, 1 89 1. 

Children of Moses" and Elizabeth (Taylor) Parsons: 
i Franklin Henry*, b. Nov. 16, 1844, at Skaneateles, 
N. Y. ; d. Nov. 15, 1904; m. Oct. 8, 1884, Ven- 
nette Howard, daughter of Col. William and Ascen- 
ith (Van Etten) Howard of Owasco, N. Y. He 
was a farmer and a manufacturer of lumber. No 
issue. 
ii Mary Elizabeth*, b. Nov. 14, 1851, at Skaneateles, 
N. Y. ; m. Jan. 24, 1912, Charles Leonard Dufur, 
a farmer, residing at Skaneateles, N. Y. She d. at 
her home Apr. 4, 1918. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 295 

285 Abigail'^ Parsons (Elijah^, Phineas^ Isaac*, Josiah^, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 30, 1825, at Skaneateles, 
N. Y. ; m. Sept. 15, 1847, ^t Skaneateles, N. Y., Thomas Cox 
Bradford; son of Robert and Ann (Cox) Bradford of 

Children of Thomas Cox and Abigail" (Parsons) Bradford: 
i J. Parsons^ Bradford, b. Aug. 8, 1848, at Sennett, 
Cayuga County, N. Y. ; m. June 8, 1878, Hannah 
Amerman ; b. Sept. 21, 1857, in the town of Niles, 
Cayuga, N. Y. ; daughter of Henry and Mahetible 
(Wade) Amerman. They resided at Martins Bluff, 
Wash. Children: (i) Clem'' Bradford, b. Apr. 3, 
1880, at Skaneateles, N. Y. ; m. Apr. 20, 1911, 
Charlotte Clift; daughter of Amos and Elizabeth 
(Laho) Clift. Child: (adopted) : Elizabeth Helen^° 
Bradford. (2) CeciP Bradford, b. Mar. 3, 1887, 
at Skaneateles, N. Y. 
ii Frank® Bradford, b. Jan. 19, 1861, at Skaneateles, 
N. Y. ; m. Apr. 17, 1888, Mary Ann Lukins ; b. 
June 9, 1865, at Somerset, England; daughter of 
James and Mary Lukins. Children (i) Clarence^ 
Bradford, b. Oct. 8, 1890, at Skaneateles, N. Y. ; m. 
Elizabeth Clark of Auburn, N. Y. Child: i, Betty^^' 
Bradford, b. . (2) Laurie^ Bradford, b. Aug. 
28, 1892, at Skaneateles, N. Y. ; m. Sept. 14, 191 1, 
Plarriet Frances Murphy, daughter of James and 
Addie (Rowan) Murphy. Child: (i) Frank Kent" 
Bradford, b. Oct. 25, 1914. 

286 Ednah M.'^ Lyman (Elias*^, Achsah^ Parsons, Isaac'', 
Josiah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 14, 1840; m. 
May 9, 1866, Dwight Locke Wilbur of Boonesboro, Iowa. 

Children of Dwight Locke and Ednah M.^ 
(Lyman) Wilbur, 
all born in Boone, Iowa: 
525 i Curtis D.^ Wilbur, b. May 10, 1867; m. Olive Doolittle. 
ii Louise® Wilbur, b. Oct. 26, 1868; m. at Los Angeles, 
Cal., Apr., 1903, William Ambrose Shedd. She d. 
in Persia, Asia, May 17, 1915. Children: (i) 



296 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Bertha® Shedd, b. in Persia, Dec. i, 1904. (2) 
Louise® Shedd, b. in Persia, Sept. 10, 1906. 
iii Bertha® Wilbur, b. Jan. 23, 1873. 

526 iv Ray Lyman® Wilbur, b. Apr. 13, 1875; m. Marguerite 

Blake. 
V Celia Bailey® Wilbur, b. Oct. 26, 1876; m. C. Everett 
Bailey ; b. in Santa Cruz, Cal. ; son of C. P. and 
Philema (Tuttle) Bailey. 

527 vi Theresa May® Wilbur, b. June 6, 1881 ; m. Frederick 

Mackay Paist. 

(Continued from Vol. i, p. 179.) 
Harriet Mindwell'^ Parsons (Rev. Isaac**, Isaac^, Isaac*, 
Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 12, 1823, at East 
Haddam, Conn. ; m. at East Haddam, May 19, 1847, Rev. War- 
ren Cooley Fiske; b. Sept. 21, 1816, at Wales, Mass.; son of 
Stephen and Lucina (Thompson) Fiske of Wales. He gradu- 
ated from Amherst College in 1840; studied theology at East 
Windsor Theological Seminary, (now Hartford), Conn.; was 
licensed to preach June, 1844; was ordained at East Haddam, 
May 19, 1847, and resided at Charlton, Mass., in 1873. 

Children of Rev. Warren Cooley and Harriet Mindwell" 
(Parsons) Fiske: 
i Henry Martyn® Fiske, b. Mar. , 1848, at Oconomo- 
woc, Wis.; d. Mar. 5, 1850, at Palmyra, Wis. 

528 ii Dr. Isaac Parsons® Fiske, b. Sept. 16, 1852; m. 

Constance Isabel Sterling, 
iii Sarah Lyon® Fiske, b. Nov. 4, 1854, at Marlboro, Conn. 
She lives at Hartford, Conn. ; unm. 

529 iv William Warren® Fiske, b. June 26, 1859; m. Lida 

Robertson Seymour. 

287 Edwin Clark^ Parsons (Maurice**, Elias^, Isaac*, 
Josiah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 29, 1820, at Chester- 
field, Mass. ; m. Sept. 28, 1846, Julia Armstrong of Camillus, 
N. Y. ; b. June 4, 1823, at Belle Isle. N. Y. ; daughter of Jabin 
and Martha (Dow) Armstrong of Belle Isle. He lived at Belle 
Isle and Camillus, Onondaga County, N. Y. Pie was a teacher 
in 1846 in Charlton, Saratoga County, N. Y., and later a farmer. 



seventh generation 297 

Children of Edwin Clark^ and Julia (Armstrong) Parsons, 
all born at Camillus, N. Y. : 

530 i Edwin Mahlon^ b. Apr. 22, 1848; m. (i) Myra L. 

Seeley; (2) Jennie M. Philips. 

531 ii Francis Dwight®, b. Feb. 16, 1851 ; m. Sarah Jerome. 

532 iii Charles Herbert^, b. Dec. 5, 1853; m. Alice Adeline 

Terry. 

533 iv Mary Amelia^ b. Feb. 6, 1855 ; m. James Schuyler 

Jerome. 

534 V WilHs A.*, b. Dec. i, 1857; m. (i) Anna Clowes; 

(2) Allain Imlah. 
vi Martha Amanda®, b. Nov. i, i860; d. in 1890. 

288 Theophilus' Parsons (Maurice*', Elias^, Isaac*, Josiah^, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 31, 1821, at Chesterfield, 
Mass.; m. at Pittsfield, Mass., Feb. 3, 1847, Jane Moore; 
daughter of Holland Moore of Chesterfield. He settled in 
Oneida, Knox County, 111. 

Children of Theophilus^ and Jane (Moore) Parsons: 
i Helen Amelia®, b. Apr. 6, 1848, at Stamford, Vt. ; m. 

Thomas Berry, 
ii Holland Moore®, b. Dec. i, 1851, 
iii Clarence Clark®, b. Mar. 12, 1854. 
iv James Hurd®, b. Feb. 23, i860. 

289 Mary Eloise'^ Parsons (Maurice", Elias^, Isaac*, Josiah^, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 29, 1823, at Chesterfield, 
Mass. ; m. by Rev. John Bisbee, at Worthington, Mass., Jan. 18, 
1849, Jonathan Huntington Eager of Worthington ; son of 
Nathaniel and Sybil (Huntington) Eager. She was a teacher 
in Worthington before marriage. 

Children of Jonathan Huntington and Mary'' 
(Parsons) Eager: 

535 i Nahum® Eager, b. Jan. 28, 185 1 ; m. Ellen Bartlett. 

536 ii Ernest® Eager, b. Feb. 11, 1852; m. Edna Jones. 

iii Julia Amanda® Eager, b. Aug. 6, 1853 ; m. Levi Robin- 
son. 



298 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

iv Samuel* Eager, b. Oct. 23, 1857; d. Mar. 9, 1858. 
V Grace^ Eager, b. July 17, 1859; d. Dec. 20, 1859. 
vi James* Eager, b. Oct. 16, 1863; m. Mabel Burr. 

290 Cyrus Mason" Parsons (Maurice", Elias^, Isaac*, 
Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph'), b. at Chesterjfield, Mass., 
Jan. 25, 1825; m. by Rev. John H. Bisbee, Sept. 22, 1852, Eliza 
Brewster Hazen ; b. Feb. 24, 1830; d. Dec. 11, 1912, in her 
83d year, at Salt Lake City, Utah, where she and her husband 
were visiting at the home of their son Arthur H. Parsons. She 
was a lineal descendant of William Brewster, who came in the 
Mayflozuer, and a woman of rare intellectual attainments. 

(From the Eleventh (1910) Edition of the Encyclopaedia 
Britannica.) 

William Brewster, born in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, Eng., 
about 1566. In 1606 he, with others, organized at Scrooby a 
Separatist Church. Because of persecution, and in 1608, he, with 
other Separatists, removed to Holland to enjoy greater freedom 
of worship. At Leiden, in 1609, he was chosen ruling Elder of 
the Congregation. There, too, they were persecuted at the in- 
stance of the British Embassador, Sir Dudley Carleton. Brew- 
ster, however, returned to England, and, with Robert Curchman, 
obtained in London, on behalf of his associates, a land patent 
from the Virginia Company, and in 1620 he emigrated to America 
in the Mayflower, and was one of the founders of the Plymouth 
Colony. Here, besides continuing to act until his death as 
ruling Elder, he was also — regularly until the arrival of the 
first Pastor, Ralph Smith, in 1629, and irregularly thereafter — 
a "teacher," preaching "both powerfully and profitably to the 
great contentment of ye hearers and their comfortable Edifica- 
tion." By many he is regarded as pre-eminently the leader of 
the Pilgrims. He probably died April 10, 1644, and has been 
known in history as "Elder Brewster." 

Cyrus Mason'^ Parsons spent his early life in Chesterfield and 
Worthington, Mass., where he received his early education. 
He was a teacher in Charlton, Maiden Bridge and Syracuse, 
N. Y., and later in Indiana and Iowa. About 1850 he located 
at Big Rock, Iowa, about twenty-five miles northwest of Daven- 



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SEVENTH GENERATION 299 

port, and two years later returned to Worthington to marry 
the waiting bride. The same day (Sept. 2, 1852) his brother, 
Francis Janes^ Parsons, married AureHa Blackman, and the two 
couples immediately started for their Iowa homes, going by 
railroads to Chicago and from there by canal boat and ox teams. 
Their first home was the usual log house, but followed in two 
years by a more comfortable frame dwelling, and there they 
lived until 1861, when they sold and bought a new prairie farm 
nearer the settlement at Big Rock. There they lived for nearly 
forty years, and in these two homes their seven children were 
born and taught to love God, their neighbor and their country; 
and there all who came beneath their roof were welcomed to a 
generous hospitality. Here he was Justice of the Peace, a Dea- 
con in the Congregational Church, a School Director, the up- 
right citizen, and the intelligent and successful farmer. In 1899 
the old farm was sold and they lived for a time in Pasadena, 
Cal., then a brief residence in Tabor, Iowa, and in Salt Lake 
City, Utah, and then returned to California, settling in Clare- 
mont in 1903. The fiftieth anniversary of their marriage was 
celebrated in Tabor, Iowa, and the sixtieth in Pasadena at the 
Hotel Maryland, attended by about sixty relatives and friends. 
His ninetieth birthday, which was after his wife's death, was 
celebrated at the home of his niece, Mrs. Mary Amanda (Par- 
sons) Gates, in South Pasadena. He had a marked personality, 
patriarchal in appearance, dignified, but kindly and cordial in 
manner, and these periodical gatherings were but the natural 
expression of the kindly, reverent and loving regard of his de- 
scendants and many friends. In politics he was identified with 
the Republican party almost from its beginning, but his later 
years were devoted to Prohibition. His death at ninety-two was 
caused by a railroad accident at a time when his health and 
vigor promised many more years of activity and usefulness. 

Children of Cyrus Mason^ and Eliza Brewster 
(Hazen) Parsons: 

537 i Clark Hazen*, b. Oct. 5, 1854; m. Florence Crosby. 

538 ii Cyrus Mason^ Jr., b. Jan. 14, 1856; m. Mary A. 

Gates, 
iii Flora May*, b. May 14, 1857; d. Sept. 15, 1895. 



300 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

539 iv Arthur Huntington^ b. Jan. ly, 1859; m. Kath:>rine 

Barrette. 

540 V Howard Elbridge^ b. Jan. 18, 1861 ; m. Minnie Perry. 

541 vi Walter Maurice^ b. Mar. 14, 1864; m. Mary Ellen 

Paine, 
vii Lucy Amanda^ b. Mar. 16, 1868; d. Nov. 24, 1897. 



291 Lucy Amanda^ Parsons (Maurice*', Elias^ Isaac*, 
Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Chesterfield, Mass., 
May 8, 1827; m. at Worthington, Mass., Sept. 18, 1850, Dwight 
Stone Coit; b. Jan. 27, 1824, at Huntington, Mass.; d. July 6, 
1887; son of Harvey (b. July 6, 1790; d. at Worthington, Ohio) 
and Nancy R. (Stone) Coit, a daughter of Capt. John Stone of 
Worthington, Mass. Lucy Amanda was a teacher before mar- 
riage in Worthington, Mass., and later in a Dutch Reformed 
School at Newburgh, N. Y., where she lived in the family of 
Rev. Mr. Ten Eyck. Dwight S. Coit was a merchant, a member 
of the firm of H. Coit & Company of Columbus, Ohio. 

Children of Dwight Stone and Lucy Amanda^ 

(Parsons) Coit: 
i Lucy Dwight* Coit, b. July 25, 1853; d. July 28, 1856. 

ii Emory A.^ Coit, b. at Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 30, 1856; 
m. Oct. 8, 1884, Susan E. Alcocke ; b. Dec. 13, 
1861 ; daughter of George H. and Eliza J. (Wheeler) 
Alcocke. He d. Mar. 15, 1918. Children: (i) Lois 
L.'' Coit, b. Aug. 23, 1886. (2) George A.« Coit, 
b. June 16, 1888. (3) Arthur L.^ Coit, b. Aug. 2, 
1891 ; d. Feb. 22, 1892. 

iii Mary Tiny^ Coit, b. Apr. 29, i860. 

iv Dwight* Coit, b. at Columbus, Ohio, Apr. 29, i860; m. 
at Beatrice, Nebr., Apr. 20, 1905, Lena McMahill; 
b. Nov. 25, 1869, in Warren County, 111. ; daughter 
of John and Emily (Hogue) McMahill, (John 
McMahill, was b. in Warren County, 111., Oct. 26, 
1839, and his wife Emily Hogue was b. in Knox 
County, 111., May 28, 1838, and d. Jan. 28, 1902.) 
Child: (i) Grace Virginia^ Coit, b. at Beatrice, 
Nebr., June 22, 1908. 
v Abigail Bertha* Coit, b. Aug. 23, 1862, at Columbus, 



SEVENTH GENERATION 30 1 

Ohio ; m. June 4, 1890, Fremont Ackerman, a 
native of England, and son of John Ackerman; b. 
Dec. 25, 1819; d. Dec. 17, 1890, and Lovilla (Coe) 
Ackerman; b. June 12, 1821 ; d. Feb. 28, 1902. 
Fremont Ackerman has resided in California more 
than thirty years and has been active in the devel- 
opment of Los Angeles and vicinity. Children: (i) 
Ruth Lovilla^ Ackerman, b. July 5, 1891. Graduated 
from Berkeley University. (2) William Coit^ 
Ackerman, b. May 7, 1902. Educated in High 
School in Hollywood, a suburb of Los Angeles, 
vi Grace Harriet* Coit, b. Feb. 15, 1871 ; m. June 4, 1890, 
William Arthur Wolfe; b. Feb. 9, 1861 ; son of 
Aaron Wolfe (b. Lewisburg, Pa., 1820; d. Free- 
port, 111., in 1899 and Ann (Sankey) Wolfe; b. at 
Belle Fonte, Pa., 1825; d. at Freeport, 111., in 1901). 
Child: (i) Abbie Elizabeth^ Wolfe, b. Sept. 24, 
1908, at Beatrice, Nebr. 

292 Francis Janes^ Parsons (Maurice®, Ehas^ Isaac*, 
Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Chesterfield, Mass., 
Nov. 16, 1829; d. at Grinnell, Iowa, July 29, 1899; m. (i) at 
Worthington, Mass., Sept. 2, 1852, Mary Aurelia Blackman ; b. 
1831 ; d. Nov. 13, 1866, at Big Rock, Iowa; daughter of Nahum 
and Hannah (Brown) Blackman of Peru Hill, Mass. He m. (2) 
at Worthington, Mass., Mrs. Lucy (Brewster) Bates, b. in 
Worthington, Mass., Aug. 25, 1837; d. at Big Rock, Iowa, 
Nov., 1871 ; daughter of Elisha and Sophronia (Kingman) 
Brewster of Worthington. He m. (3) in Chicago, III, 1874, 
Harriet Noble of Bluegrass, Scott County, Iowa. Before mar- 
riage he taught school at Stanford, Vt., but after marriage joined 
his brother Cyrus at Big Rock, Iowa, as a farmer, where all his 
children were born. 

Children of Francis Janes'' and Mary Aurelia 
(Blackman) Parsons: 

542 i Mary Amanda^ b. Feb. 13, 1855; m. Albert Hawkins 

Gates. 

543 ii Emma Maria^ b. Jan. 14, 1857; m. Rufus Clark Booth, 
iii Carrie Blackman*', b. Sept. 28, 1858; d. at Elm Grove, 

Wis., Nov. 19, 1886. 



302 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

544 iv Jessie Louisa^ b. Nov. 12, i860; m. Josiah Linton 

Reynolds. 

545 V Francis Herbert-, b. Sept. 12, 1862; m. Nettie Eugenie 

Bates, 
vi Edwin Lincoln*, b. Feb. 6, 1865 ; d. at Big Rock, Iowa, 
Aug. 20, 1866. 

Children of Francis Janes'^ and Lucy J. (Brewster) 
(Bates) Parsons: 
vii Elisha Brewster^ b. Nov. 23, 1869; m. Ida Owen at 

Moberly, Mo. 
viii Edwin Maurice^ b. ; d. in 1871, at age of 4 
months. 

Children of Francis Janes^ and Harriet (Noble) Parsons: 

546 ix Grace Sophia^ b. Sept. 2, 1876; m. Paul F. Peck. 

X Genivive*, b. Jan. 30, 1880; d. at Big Rock, Iowa, May 
3, 1881. 

293 Samuel^ Parsons (Maurice^, Elias^ Isaac*, Josiah^ 
Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. at Chesterfield, Mass., May 
16, 1833; d. July 10, 1901; m. June 8, 1858, Helen M. Tuttle; 
b. at Amboy, Onondaga County, N. Y., May 18, 1838; d. Nov. 
13, 1911; daughter of Harry and Amelia (Peck) Tuttle. 
(Harry Tuttle was b. at Westmoreland, N. Y., July 7, 1802; 
his wife, Amelia Peck, was b. at Cato, Cayuga County, N. Y., 
Feb. I, 1804; d. Feb. 28, 1881.) 

Children of Samuel'^ and Helen M. (Tuttle) Parsons, 
the first born at Warners, N. Y., the others at Amboy, N. Y. : 

547 i Maurice Tuttle^ b. Mar. 3, 1859; m. (i) Addie EHza- 

beth Hatten; m, (2) Mrs. Janet Taylor, 
ii Samuel Howard*, b. Jan. 24, 1863 ; m. at Sodus, N. Y., 

June 20, 1894, Ines Valugia Lee; b. July 20, 1867. 

Child: Winifred Lee^, b. July 26, 1897, at Sodus, 

N. Y. They reside at 3675 Broadway, New York 

City. 
iii Alice Aurelia*, b. Mar. 13, 1868; d. Oct. 31, 1892. 
iv Lizzie Leonora*, b. Feb. 22, 1871. 
V Jennie Jeanette*, b. Jan. 19, 1873; d. Dec. 27, 1887. 




CAPT. ELIAS HOWARD' PARSONS 

1841 — 1920 



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SEVENTH GENERATION 303 

294 Nancy Maria^ Parsons (Maurice*', Elias^, Isaac*, 
Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Chesterfield, Mass., 
July 22, 1835; m. at Camillus, N. Y., Sept. 22, 1859, Nathaniel 
Medbury Cleveland; b. at New Berlin, N. Y., June 29, 1834; 
son of Angel and Polly (Medbury) Cleveland. She was a 
teacher, before marriage, at South Worthington, Mass., and 
Camillus, N. Y., and at Worthington, Ohio, for a short time 
after marriage, to which place they had moved, and where their 
children were born. He d. July 16, 1906, at Worthington, Ohio. 
She d. July 15, 1919, in her 86th year. 

Children of Nathaniel Medbury and Nancy Maria^ 
(Parsons) Cleveland: 

548 i Emma Elizabeth^ Cleveland, b. Mar. 8, 1861 ; m. 

Walter M. Sullivan. 

549 ii Frank Hulbert^ Cleveland, b. June 22, 1862; m. Eliza- 

beth M. Kilbourne. 
iii Mary Parsons* Cleveland, b. Sept. 29, 1864; d. July 
16, 1865. 

550 iv Lucy Annette* Cleveland, b. Apr. 25, 1866; m. Hector 

M. Phelps. 
V Henry Arnold- Cleveland, b. Jan. 20, 1868; m. at Goose 
Creek, Utah, Jan. 9, 1895, Harriet Fletcher. Child: 
(i) Mary Jane^ Cleveland, b. Jan. 4, 1919. 
vi Edwin Parsons* Cleveland, b. Mar. 24, 1873 ; d. Oct. 

28, 1876. 
vii Belle* Cleveland, b. July 17, 1876; resides at Worth- 
ington, Ohio. 



295 Capt. Elias Howard'' Parsons (Maurice^, Elias^, Isaac*, 
Josiah^ Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. at Worthington, Mass., 
Dec. 9, 1841 ; d. at Pasadena, Cal., Jan. 24, 1920, m. at Lan- 
caster, Ohio, Sept. 5, 1865, Mary Augusta Giesy; b. Feb. 19, 
1843, a-t Lancaster, Ohio; daughter of Emanuel and Harriet 
(Root) Giesy of Lancaster. In early life he was a clerk in the 
store of Joseph Marsh, newsdealer and bookseller, at Northamp- 
ton, Mass., and later a clerk in a dry goods store in Pittsfield, 
Mass., and then went to his elder brother in Onondaga County, 
N. Y., and to the Cazenovia Academy. He then went to Worth- 



304 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

ington, Ohio, where he was teaching when, in April, the Civil 
War began, and he at once enlisted. His first service was as 
Quartermaster Sergeant in the 46th Regt., Ohio Vols. He was 
commissioned First Lieutenant; was in thirty-seven battles 
under Sherman, and after the siege of Atlanta he received his 
commission as Captain and served to the end of the war. He 
was commissioned First Lieutenant in the regular army by Gen- 
eral Grant because of meritorious service, and stationed at 
Washington, D. C. ; then to South Carolina on reconstruction 
business; then to Fort Leavenworth, and back to Virginia for 
registration duty. In 1871 he left the army and engaged in 
mining and live stock raising in Utah. He assisted in organ- 
izing the First Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City, in which 
he was the first ordained Elder. He resided in Salt Lake City 
thirty years; was four years U. S. Marshal, when Utah was 
under territorial government. Mrs. Parsons was active in 
connection with the public schools and promoted and carried 
through the resolution, afterwards embodied in the State Consti- 
tution, establishing kindergartens throughout the State, besides 
being active in the cause of temperance and woman's suffrage. 
President McKinley appointed Capt. Parsons Quartermaster 
when the Spanish War began and he removed to Washing- 
ton, where he served during the Spanish and Philippine Wars 
and the Boxer uprising in China. Was appointed Quartermaster 
of P. B. Soldiers Home of Santa Monica, Cal. For the past 
few years they have resided in Southern California, part of 
the time on a fruit ranch, but now in Pasadena. 

Children of Capt. Elias Howard^ and Mary Augusta 

(Giesy) Parsons, 

all born at Salt Lake City, Utah, except the first at 

Lancaster, Ohio : 

551 i Mary Clark®, b. Aug. 23, 1866; m. Dr. Jesse F. 

Millspaugh. 

552 ii Katherine Bushnell®, b. Apr. 8, 1873 > i^- Dr. Walter 

Prince Keene. 

553 iii Bertha*, b. Aug. 2, 1875 ; m. Harry Lyman Hibbard. 
iv Belle Ragnor®, b. May 29, 1878; m. July 14, 1915, 

Johanne Frederick Erdman Cleive of Sonoma, Cal., 



SEVENTH GENERATION 305 

teacher of languages in the Los Angeles High 
School ; son of Johanne Frederick Erdman and 
Masie (Deinsh) Cleive. 

V Howard Raymond^ b. Feb. 3, 1880; d. Jan. 18, 1883. 

vi Maurice Giesy*, b. Jan. 6, 1887. He is a graduate of 
Leland Stanford University, California, and a Civil 
Engineer; commissioned Capt. of Engineers on 
June 28, 19 1 7. Purchasing agent for Peninsula 
Shipbuilding Co., Portland, Ore., in private employ. 
Called into active service at Camp Lee, Petersburg, 
Va., Dec. 28, 1917. Discharged from Corps of 
Engineers Apr. 3, 1918, and appointed Sanitary 
Engineer U. S. Marine Hospital Service, Apr. 4, 
1918; served as assistant engineer and as engineer 
in charge, till discharged Feb. 28, 1919, at Macon, 
Ga. ; Atlanta, Ga. ; Memphis, Tenn. ; West Point, 
Miss.; and Columbus, Ga. Since Mar. i, 1919, in 
the Atlanta office of Lockwood, Greene & Co., 
engineers. He m. Cora Louise Wells^ at Brooklyn, 
N. Y., Jan. 18, 1919; b. Sept. 25, 1889; daughter 
of Dr. Geo. H. and Harriet Louise (Parsons^) Wells 
(Vol. I, p. 388). Child: (i) Barbara Louise^ b. at 
Atlanta, Ga., May 8, 1920. 

296 Maurice King^ Parsons (Maurice®, Elias^, Isaac*, 
Josiah', Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Worthington, Mass., 
June 12, 1847; m. (i) Harriet Matilda Rose; daughter of 
Deacon Timothy Rose of Granville, Ohio. She d. and he m. 
(2) Nellie Pearsal. He is in the stock business at Salt Lake City. 

Children of Maurice King'^ and Harriet Matilda 
(Rose) Parsons: 
i Arthur Rose^, b. Jan. 17, 1876; m. 1906, Laura Shier, 
daughter of John and Laura (Goodrich) Shier (b. 
May 26, 1846, in England). He graduated from 
Mills Seminary, San Francisco, Cal., and d. Mar. 
3, 1915, in Salt Lake City. Children: (i) Edward 
Shier^, b. Apr. 23, 1907. (2) William King^, b. 
May 30, 1909. 
ii Edward Critchlow®, b. , 1878; m. Sarah Mc^ 

Crystal of Salt Lake City, 
iii Elsie^ b. Feb. 3, 1889 ; m. Walter Andrews. 



Jo6 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

297 Arthur Lyman^ Parsons (Maurice®, Elias^, Isaac*, 
Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Worthington. 
Mass., June 24, 1849; ^- Lois Adelaide Chapman; b. at Medina, 
Ohio, July 24, 1856; daughter of Riley and Harriet (Holcom) 
Chapman of Marcellus and Oswego, N. Y. He, with his father 
and mother, went to Big Rock, Iowa, and lived for a time with 
the family of his brother Francis after the death of the latter's first 
wife, and upon his second marriage he went to Mechanicsville, 
Iowa, where he went into the lumber business. 

Children of Arthur Lyman^ and Lois Adelaide 

( Chapman ) Parsons : 
i Harriet Gertrude^ b. Mar. 8, 1878; d. Aug. 21, 1891. 
ii Jane Page^ b. Nov. 28, 1882; m. June 5, 1912, George 
H. Kleinsorge of Portland, Oregon. 



(Record on p. 225, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Almira Rice^ Parsons (Rev. Levi*', IsraeP, Jacob*, Josiah^ 
Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. at Marcellus, N. Y., Mar. 9, 
1817; d. Dec. 2y, 1888; m. Sept. 9, 1854, Joseph Causten Piatt; 
b. Sept. 25, 1805; d. Jan 10, 1889; son of Joseph and Hannah 
(Barnes) Piatt of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Children of Joseph Causten and Almira Rice^ 

(Parsons) Platt, 

all born at Marcellus, N. Y. : 

i Isaac* Platt, b. and d. 1855. 

ii Caroline Cady^ Platt, b. and d. 1857. 
iii Almira Rice® Platt, b. Nov. 29, 1858; d. Oct. 20, 
191 1 ; m. Feb. 24, 1884, Joseph Morrison Talcott, 
son of Joseph and Maria (Morrison) Talcott of 
Skaneateles, N. Y. Child: (i) Richard Platt^ Tal- 
cott, b. at Skaneateles, N. Y., Mar. 29, 1886; m. 
Sept. 21, 1910, Flora Callendar, b. at Skaneateles, 
N. Y., Dec. 17, 1888; daughter of Francis Richard 
and Jennie (Tripp) Callendar. Children: 1, George 
Callendar'° Talcott, b. Aug. 30, 191 1. 2, Frederick 
Russell"^ Talcott, b. Apr. 25, 1913. 3, Edward 
Robert^^ Talcott, b. Sept. 24, 1916. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 307 

iv Adaline^ Piatt, b. at Marcellus, N. Y., July 9, 1861 ; 
m. at San Fernando, Cal., Apr., 1895, Robson 
Richard Elliot, son of George and Susan (Wilson) 
Elliot, both of whom came from Yorkshire, England. 
Child: (i) Causten Herbert^ Elliot, b. Aug. 22, 1896, 
at San Fernando, Cal. 

V Frances* Piatt, b. at Marcellus, N. Y., July 9, 1861 ; 

m, Sept. 7, 1892, at San Fernando, Cal., Joseph 
Pomeroy Frankhouse, son of Jeremiah and Eliza- 
beth (Pomeroy) Frankhouse. Children: (i) Joseph 
Pomeroy^ Frankhouse, b. Sept. 14, 1899. (2) 
Ralph Platt^ Frankhouse, b. Jan. 4, 1904. 

298 Francis" Parsons (Thaddeus*', Gideon^ Daniel^, 
DanieP, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Springfield, Mass., 
May 4, 1802; d. Mar. 25, 1876; m. (i) Mary Clark of Cazenovia, 
N. Y. ; m. (2) Jane (Gushing) Jillson, widow of Geo. E. Jillson, 
who d. in the U. S. Army. She attended Cazenovia Seminary 
in 1853. 

Children of Francis^ and Mary (Clark) Parsons: 
i Son*, b. ; d. 
ii Richard*, b. ; d. ; m. Mrs. Harriet O. Price. 

Children of Francis" and Jane (Gushing) Parsons: 
iii Frances*, b. ; m. Johnson, 

iv May*, b. ; (i) Walter Hughs; m. (2) Harry 

Hart of Cazenovia, N. Y. 

V Josephine*, b. ; m. Al. Reynolds. 

299 Cyrus^ Parsons (Thaddeus®, Gideon^ Daniel*, DanieP, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 7, 1805, at Springfield, 
Mass.; d. Mar. 11, 1898; m. Feb. 24, 1834, Flarriet Maria 
Withenbury, daughter of Benjamin and Eliza (Clark) Withen- 
bury. Benjamin came from Sheffield, England, when a young 
man; married the widow Eliza Clark in Middletown, Conn., by 
whom he had six chiMren, Harriet Maria being the fifth. She 
came to Cazenovia, N. Y., when a young girl and there mar- 
ried Cyrus^ Parsons. She was b. Aug. 2'/, 1812; d. July 23, 
1891, and was a sister of Capt. Wellington Withenbury of Gin- 



3o8 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

cinnati, Ohio. They hved at Cazenovia, N. Y., where their 
children were born. 

Children of Cyrus^ and Harriet (Withenbury) Parsons: 
i Charles Adrian^ b. Sept., 1838; d. 1839. 
ii James Wellington^ b. July 8, 1839; d. Nov. 11, 1873; 
Captain on Red River, La. 

554 iii Edward BuelP, b. Oct. 4, 1841 ; m. Frances H. Sutton, 
iv Charles Cyrus®, b. Oct. 25, 1851 ; d. July, 1910. 

300 Nancy^ Parsons (Thaddeus'', Gideon^ Daniel*, DanieP, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 14, 1809, at Springfield, 
Mass.; d. Oct. 16, 1896; m. Rev. Lewis H. Stanley, a Methodist 
minister. Nancy Parsons attended Cazenovia Seminary in 1835, 
and Mr. Stanley was a student there in 1831. At one time they 
lived at Canastota, N. Y. He d. in 1857. 

Children of Rev. Lewis H. and Nancy^ (Parsons) Stanley: 
i Josephine L.® Stanley, d. Feb. 14, 1890; unni. ; was 

a student in Cazenovia Seminary in 1857. 
ii McKendree® Stanley, d. Oct. 7, 1896. In Cazenovia 

Seminary, 1853 and 1861. 
iii NelUe M.® Stanley, m. Sept. 8, 1881, Frank C. Jarvis. 
In Cazenovia Seminary, 1857. 

301 Sophronia" Parsons (Thaddeus", Gideon^, Daniel*, 
DanieP, Esq. Joseph', Cornet Joseph^), b. in Cazenovia, N. Y., 
Sept. 4, 1814; d. Feb. 2y, 1897, at Cazenovia, N. Y. ; m. Nov. 
5, 1835, Eli Eastman Allen. He and his twin brother were 
named for two physicians present at their birth at Sacketts 
Harbor, N. Y., and who were among early settlers in that local- 
ity the first part of the century, — Eli Eastman and John 
Spaflford. 

Children of Eli E. and Sophronia^ (Parsons) Allen: 
i Spencer B.^ Allen, b. Oct. 5, 1836; m. Laura Olivia 
Morgan. Children: (i) Henry M.^ Allen, b. Aug., 
1869; m. , Child: i, William^" Allen; lives at 
Cazenovia. (2) Charles Shirley^ Allen, b. 1876; 
d. 1897; unm. 
ii Lewis Henry* Allen, b. Mar., 1849; d. 1849. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 309 

302 Reuben^ Parsons (Thaddeus*', Gideon^, Daniel'*, DanieP, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 27, 1816, at Chester, 
Mass.; d. at Cazenovia, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1891 ; m. Josephine 
Gardner, at Tully, N. Y., July 7, 1847. She was b. at Tully, 
July 7, 1826; d. Jan. 30, 1892. 

Children of Reuben^ and Josephine (Gardner) Parsons: 
i William Gardner®, b. Oct. 25, 1848, at Chittenango, 
N. Y. ; d. Dec. 14, 1912, at Fulton, N. Y. 

555 ii Harriet Aurelia®, b. Jan. 24, 1856; m. William H. 

Richmond. 

556 iii Elizabeth Smith®, b. Feb. 9, i860; m. (i) Walter 

M. Jewett; m. (2) Edward A. Bond, 
iv Russell Dennison®, b. May 21, 1863, at Cazenovia, 
N. Y. ; m. Sept. 10, 1890, Catherine White Hutchins 
of Chittenango, N. Y. ; b. Oct. 28, 1867, at Chitten- 
ango; daughter of Fay H. and Ann L. (Sprague) 
Hutchings. Children: (i) Howard Hutchings^, b. 
Sept. 25, 1892, at Cazenovia, N. Y. (2) Wilbur 
Fay'', b. Aug. 30, 1899, at Fulton, N. Y. 

303 Louis Leroy'^ Hatch (Mary" Parsons, Gideon^, Daniel*, 
DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. July 14, 1818; d. 
Dec. 9, 1894; m. Roxie Edson. Lived in Town of Fenner, 
Madison County, N. Y. 

Children of Louis Leroy^ and Roxie (Edson) Hatch: 
i Martha M.® Hatch, was in Cazenovia Seminary in 
1861 ; m. Albert Foster. 

ii R. Maria® Hatch was in Cazenovia Seminary in 1862; 
now living in the old home in Fenner. 

iii Louis Clinton® Hatch, b. and now living in the old 
home; m. Cora Kinning. Children: Alice Louise^ 
Hatch, m. James Arthur Hayes. Child: i, Donald^" 
Hayes. (2) Anna Mildred^ Hatch. 

iv Mary A.® Hatch, in Cazenovia Seminary 1869; m. 
Hermon Mecomber. 

304 Maria^ (Marana^ Parsons, Gideon^ Daniel*, 

DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^) ; m. George Butler. 



310 the parsons family 

Children of George and Maria Butler: 
i Sarah^ Butler, m. Robert Cook of Cicero, N. Y. 
Children: Mrs. Henry Andrews, Mrs. Elton Shepard, 
Mrs. Frank Hoyt, Ralph O. Cook and George 
Cook. 

ii Kate« Butler, m. (i) Silas Bell, son of Ashbel Bell of 
N. Manlius, N. Y., who, with his brother, Silas 
Bell, Sr., of Kirkville, N. Y., were early set- 
tlers in Town of Manlius; m. (2) Wm. Bottsford 
of Syracuse, N. Y., where she d. She was a teacher. 
No children. 

iii Fanny* Butler, m. Charles Kippley, at Minoa, N. Y. 
Children: Grace, who m. Chas. B. Reed, N. Manlius, 
N. Y., and Chas. Kippley, Jr., who ni. Ella Simons. 

iv Nancy Victoria^ Butler, m. (i) Judson Rogers; m. 
(2) David H. Siver. By her first husband she had 
two children, Wilber^ Rogers, who m. Lillian 
Shepard and has one child, Judson Wesley^° Rogers ; 
and Maude^ Rogers, who m. Bradford L. Reese, at 
Syracuse, N. Y. 

V George** Butler, m. Henrietta Weller. Their daughter, 

MabeP, m. Lewis Scriber. 

(All Records of Towns of Manlius and Cicero, Onondaga 
County, N. Y., have been destroyed by fire.) 

305 Caroline^ Parsons (Gideon", Gideon^, Daniel*, DanieP, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 2, ; m. George 
Russell. 

Children of George and Caroline" (Parsons) Russell: 

i Ruby* Russell, 

ii Lydia* Russell, 

iii Gideon* Russell, 

iv Eliza* Russell. 

V Frizzle* Russell, 
vi Laura* Russell. 

306 Cleveland^ Parsons (Gideon^, Gideon^, DanieP, 
DanieP, Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b, Dec. 5, 1805; d. Sept. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 311 

26, 1889; m. Sept. 4, 1836, Sally Coleman; b. Aug. i8, 1817; 
d. Aug. 6, 1889. Both are buried at Appleton, Ohio. 

Children of Cleveland'' and Sally (Coleman) Parsons: 

557 i William^ b. June 13, 1837; m. Charity Edwards. 

558 ii Sarah A.^ b. June 26, 1839; m. Henry Shipley, 
iii Hiram^ b. Nov. 22, 1840; d. 1861 ; single. 

iv Phebe Ann^ b. Mar. 5, 1842. 

559 v Sumner C.*, b. May 20, 1843 J "''• Anna V. Burgeon, 
vi Hannah^, b. Jan. 28, 1847; ^- Nov. i, 1866, Archibald 

Trotter who d. Feb. 4, 1882. Children: (i) Amy^ 
Trotter. (2) Elrey^ Trotter. Both d. 

560 vii Clarissa®, b. Mar. 6, 1849 > "^- James Cooper. 

viii Albert®, b. Dec. 3, 1850; m. Mar. 12, 1873, Mary 
Hatch; b. June 22, 1854. Children: (i) Edson^. 
(2) Bessie''. (3) LengwelP. (4) Clarence^. 

ix Caroline®, b. June 12, 1853; m. (i) July 25, 1872, 
Simeon Hatch, who d. 1878; m. (2) Dec. 19, 1886, 
Mark Locker, who d. Child: (i) Ida^ Hatch; m. 
S. C. Bishop. 

X Alary E.®, b. Oct. 21, 1855; m. (i) Jan. 20, 1874, 
Luther Wheeler, who d. Oct. 30, 1887; m. (2) Feb. 
27, 1894, William Baker, who d. 1914. Children: 
(i) Lola^ Wheeler, m. Edsen Liming. (2) Andrew^ 
Wheeler. (3) Jennie'' Wheeler, m. Harvey Bush. 

xi Desire®, b. Nov. 10, 1857; d. Oct. 19, 1886; m. Nov. 
5, 1879, Charles Woodbury. Children: (i) Lavina^ 
Woodbury. (2) Walter^ Woodbury. (3) Willie^ 
Woodbury; lives in Johnstown, Ohio. 



307 Marcus' Parsons (Gideon^, Gideon^, Daniel*, DanieP, 
Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 9, 1807; d. Jan. 8, 1888; 
m. Sept. 20, 1829, Almira Melpomenia Dewey, who was b. May 
26, 1807. Both are buried at Morning Sun, Iowa. 

Children of Marcus' and Almira M. (Dewey) Parsons: 
i Mercy Ameha®, b. Aug. i, 183 1 ; d. Sept. 6, 1874; 

m. James Wilcox. 
ii Amonia Maria®, b. Jan. 24, 1833; d. Sept. 3, 1911; 



312 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

m. 1868, John L. Grubb, b. June 25, 1819; d. May 

7, 1907, at Columbus Junction, Iowa. 
561 iii Merrill Cleveland, b. Dec. 30, 1835; m. Elizabeth 

Wenger. 
iv Amanda E.^ b. Oct. 21, 1838; d. Feb. 24, 1881 ; m. 

Henry Cusick, now in Burlington. 
V Catherine Delitia^ b. May 28, 1840; m. Sept. 21, 1865, 

John Jackson, who d. Nov. 2, 1896. She lives at 

Oregon, Mo. 
vi Minor Desire^ b. Mar. 16, 1844; d. Dec. 24, 191 1; 

m. Mar. 10, 1870, to Elizabeth Selser. She d. Nov. 

24, 1892. 



308 Gordon Dorrence^ Parsons (Gideon**, Gideon^, Daniel^, 
DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 27, 1808; d. 
Dec. 2, 1886; m. May 4, 1828, Almira Wattles. Both were b. 
in Madison County, N. Y., and d. at Appleton, Ohio. 

Children of Gordon Dorrence' and Almira 
(Wattles) Parsons: 
i Sylvester^, 
ii Adaline*. 
iii Luther^. 

iv Harriet^ ; m. Dempster of New York State. 

V William^. 

vi Helen^, b. Feb. 15, 1840; d. Nov. 25, 1905; m. (i) 
Henry Wimer; m. (2) Adney Arnold; m. (3) 
William Coe. 
vii Loren^. 
viii Adaline*. 
ix Dewitt^ C. ; m. (i) ; m. (2) Oct. 26, 1876, 

Rebecca Edwards, b. Jan. 8, 1845; d. Sept. 11, 1909. 



309 Kitteridge^ Parsons (Gideon®, Gideon^ Daniel*, 
DanieP, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), also known as Ensign 
Sumner Increase Kitteridge Parsons; b. Apr. i, 1817; d. Dec. 
30, 1891 ; m. May 12, 1842, Elizabeth Harrison at Appleton, 
Ohio, where they died. He was a Free Will Baptist minister. 



seventh generation 3 13 

Children of Kitteridge^ and Elizabeth (Harrison) 
Parsons : 
i Phebe C.^, b. July i, 1843; d. 1892; single, 
ii Julia A.^, b. June 21, 1846; m. Harrison Edwards of 

Columbus, Ohio, 
iii Mary H.^, b. Oct. 6, 1849; m. Jackson Dixon, 
iv Caroline^, b. Oct. 30, 1850; d. 185 1. 
V John L.^, b. Oct. 25, 1852; m. Civila Dodson. Lives 
in Clearwater, Kans. 

310 William Warner^ Parsons (Gideon'', Gideon^, Daniel*, 
DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 2, 1818, at Wood- 
stock, Madison County, N. Y. ; d. Jan. 18, 1906; m. (i) Delitia 
Carroll, who d. ; m. (2) Sept. 18, 1848, Ellen Welsh. He went 
from the Town of Manlius, Onondaga County, N. Y. to Apple- 
ton, Ohio, 1836, with his parents ; moved to Galesburg, 111., in 
1856; was Justice of the Peace, at Woodhull, 111., 1895, where 
he also had an insurance and collecting agency. 

Children of William W.'' and Delitia (Carroll) Parsons: 
i Charles Bryant^, b. Sept. 30, 1841 ; railroad man for 
some time ; left position on account of deafness. 
His wife d. about 1885. 
ii George Freeman^, b. Nov. 2, 1844; went to Europe, 
1891, to study art; returned in 1895 and settled in 
Omaha, Nebr. ; m. Curtiss. 

311 George W.^ Parsons (Gideon*', Gideon^ Daniel*, 
Daniel^, Esq. Joseph', Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 20, 1821 ; m. 
Sarah . He was blind a long time. 

Children of George W.'^ and Sarah Parsons: 
i Rosetta®, 
ii Roland^, 
iii William Walter^. 

312 DeWitt Clinton^ Parsons (Gideon^ Gideon^ Daniel*, 
DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 5, 1825; d. 
Dec. 22, 1914; m. July 30, 1846, Mary J. Green. She was b. 



314 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Oct. 15, 1821 ; d. Jan. 18, 1906; daughter of Robert Albin and 
Ann Green. He was a farmer and lived at or near 

Appleton, Ohio. 

Children of DeWitt Clinton and Mary J. (Green) Parsons: 

562 i Robert Chnton^, b. May 20, 1847; "">• Lorenza M. 

Ferguson, 
ii John Leroy% b. Oct. 8, 1849; ^- Nov. 15, 1874, Ida 
Waters. 

563 iii Henry FrankHn®, b. Sept. 7, 1851 ; m. Electa Jones. 

564 iv George Washington*, b. Sept. 13, 1853; m. Marcia 

Metcalf. 

565 v Marcus Warner*, b. Dec. 21, 1855; m. Rhen Ann 

Bartlett. 

566 vi Levi Cleveland*, b. July 24, 1858; m. Ida Rinebarger. 

567 vii Ora Vanelia*, b. Dec. 29, i860; m. George Vance. 

313 Lovina Sophia^ Parsons (Walter^, Gideon^, Daniel*, 
DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 21, 1812; d. 
Aug. 9, 1855; m. (i) Dec. 25, 1834, Clark Card, w^ho d. Nov. 
16, 1836; m. (2) May 11, 1843, by Rev. Wm. Clark, to Orville 
B. Stanton, who was b. 1818, and d. Sept. 6, 1866. 

Child of Lovina S.^ (Parsons) and Clark Card: 
i Sarah Carlista* Card, b. July 18, 1836; d. July i, 1912; 
m. June 24, 1857, Albert L. Lake, who d. Mar., 

1873- 

Child of Lovina S.'^ (Parsons) and Orville B. Stanton: 

568 ii Albert M.« Stanton, b. Sept. 21, 1844; m. (i) Marie 

Phipps; m. (2) Jennie* Seward. 

314 Hervey Wilber'^ Parsons (Walter^, Gideon^, Daniel*, 
DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 11, 1814; in 
Town of Pompey, Onondaga County, N. Y. ; d. June 17, 1903; 
m. (i) Mar. 21, 18^, Maria Ellen Kent, b. Oct. 14, 1822; d. 
May 6, 1859; daughter of Hiram Marvin Kent (whose mother 
was Mary Marvin) and Emily (Brooks) Kent (who was the 
daughter of Noah and Sarah (Sears) Brooks.) He m. (2) 



SEVENTH GENERATION 315 

July 18, i860, Charlotte A. Chappell; b. Aug. 13, 1830; d. 
Dec. 4, 1914, in Syracuse, N. Y. ; daughter of Jonah (b. in 
Chatham, Conn., 1795; d. 1880) and Mary (Reales) Chappell 
(b. in Manlius, N. Y., 1803; d. 1892). Mr. Parsons and both 
wives are buried at Cazenovia, N. Y. He was a farmer and 
lumberman and resided in Madison and Onondaga Counties. 

Children of Hervey W.'' and Maria E. (Kent) Parsons: 

569 i Marvin^, b. in Cazenovia, N. Y., June 15, 1845; ^• 

Clara Fidelia Field. 

ii Willis Howard^, b. in Cazenovia, N. Y., Jan. 5, 185 1; 
d. Jime 25, 1877; m. Feb. 11, 1872, Addie J. Ellis. 

iii Flora Mehitable^ b. in Lafayette, N. Y., May 6, 
1856; d. Apr. 18, 1878; m. 1876, to Charles Lan- 
caster. 

Child of Hervey W.'^ and Charlotte A. (Chappell) Parsons : 

570 iv Clinton J.^, b. July 15, 1863; m. Eva Frances Noe. 



315 Ambrose Hale^ Parsons (Walter", Gideon^, Daniel*, 
DanieP, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. July 2, 1816; d. Jan. 
22, 1884; m. 1841, Sophronia Hayes; b. June 28, 1820; d. Jan. 
31, 1896. They lived and died in Cazenovia, N. Y. 

Children of Ambrose H.'^ and Sophronia (Hayes) Parsons: 

571 i Emma Jane^, b. Mar. 10, 1843 ; m. Amos H. Towne. 

ii Helen Sophia*, b. Jan. 15, 1848; m. Amos H. Towne, 

his 2d wife, 
iii George Ledyard®, b. Nov. 21, 1851; d. Jan. 10, 1890; 
m. Allie De Etta Church, Aug. 19, 1873. They had 
one son, George Rae^, b. Mar. 5, 1876, who d. Nov. 
21, 1901. 



316 Horace^ Parsons (Festus®, Gideon^ Daniel*, DanieF, 
Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Fenner, N. Y., Dec. 14, 
1815; d. Jan. 26, 1888; m. Eunice Harter, daughter of Law- 
rence Harter (she was one of eleven children) ; b. Mar. 29, 
1829; d. Sept, 6, 1906. 



3l6 the parsons family 

Children of Horace" and Eunice (Harter) Parsons, 
all born at Kirkville, N. Y. : 
i Harriet^ b. Sept. 20, 1850; m. (i) John Cook, who 
d. Feb. 23, 1880, aged 39 yrs. ; m. (2) Delos Bet- 
tinger, who d. 1903; m. (3) Charles Plopper, in 
1905, who d. . No children. 

572 ii Guilford H.^, b. Sept. 19, 1855 ; m. Caroline Amelia 

Kent, 
iii Henrietta^ b. Oct. 8, 1857; d. July 9, 1862. 
iv Ida Maria^ b. July 2, i860; m. Feb. 28, 1884, Horace 

Post. No children. 

317 Emeline^ Parsons (Festus^, Gideon^, Daniel*, DanieP, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Fenner, N. Y., Dec. 29, 1818; 
d. Aug. I, 1881, at Fayetteville, N. Y. ; m. at Kirkville, N. Y., 
by Rev. John Barber, Feb. 16, 1841, to Thurlow Weed^ Carr, 
son of Levi^ Carr (Levi**, Caleb^, Caleb*, SamueP, John^, Gov. 
Caleb^ of Rhode Island) and Martha Raymond whose mother, 
Eunice® Putnam (John^, Eleazer*, Eleazer'', John^, John^), was 
from Preston, Conn., her first husband being Davis Dunnells. 
("Carr Family," p. 419, "Putnam Lineage," p. 247.) Eunice 
and her (2d) husband, John Raymond, came to Kirkville, N. Y., 
among the early settlers, finding their way from Albany, N. Y., 
by a blazed trail. Caleb^ Carr and wife (Margaret Adams of the 
President Adams family) came from Saratoga County, N. Y., 
to Watervale, Onondaga County, N. Y., in 1796. He and his 
son Levi® were in the Battle of Saratoga. Thurlow Weed Carr 
was b. near Kirkville Green Lake, Dec. 18, 1821. His father 
was a friend and admirer of Thurlow Weed, one of the early 
journalists of the country and editor of a paper at Manlius, N. Y., 
and later editor of the Journal, at Albany. He was also a 
lineal descendant of the Gov. Easton and Greene families of 
Rhode Island. He d. Apr. 30, 1911, at Fayetteville, N. Y. 

Children of Emeline^ (Parsons) and Thurlow W.* Carr: 

573 i Parker S.* Carr, b. Mar. 11, 1842; m. Frances P. 

Kingsley. 
ii George Albert* Carr, b. Oct. 28, 1843 ; d. Jan. 5, 
1854, at Kirkville, N. Y. 




EMELINE' PARSONS 

Wife of Thurlow Weed Carr 

1818 — 1881 



SEVENTH GENERATION 31? 

iii Emily Frances' Carr, b. Apr. 2, 1850; d. Oct. 28, 1853, 

at Kirkville, N. Y. 
iv Rebecca Emily' Carr, b. Nov. i, 1851 ; d. Jan. 28, 1853, 

at Kirkville, N. Y. 

574 v Albert George' Carr, b. Feb. i, 1856; m. Anna 

Heidenreich. 

318 John P.^ Parsons (Festus^, Gideon^ Daniel*, DanieP, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Fenner, N. Y., May 17, 1822; 
m. (i) Sept. I, 1847, Mary Fuller, daughter of Lewis and 
Katherine Fuller; b. June 17, 1830; d. June 16, 1863, at Fulton, 
N. Y.; m. (2) 1865, Lydia C. Miller, b. Sept. 9, 1838; daughter 
of James K. and Laura (Pierce) Miller. She d. Apr. 15, 1901, 
at New Market, Iowa; buried at Dallas Cemetery; m. (3) 
1902, Amanda Duncan. 

Children of John P.^ and Mary (Fuller) Parsons: 

575 i George R.', b. Sept. 15, 1848; m. (i) Flaville A. 

Miller; m. (2) June 19, 1895, Margaret Good, 
ii Mary Helen', b. Oct. 4, 1852; d. Nov. 24, 1861, at 
Fulton, N. Y. 

576 iii Jay M.', b. June i, 1856; m. (i) Dora H. Fuller; 

m. (2) Ida M. Wilson, 
iv Kitty E.', b. Dec. 29, 1861 ; d. May 3, 1865, at Fulton, 
N. Y. 

Adopted Child of John P.^ and Lydia C. (Miller) Parsons: 
V May H., b. Sept. 9, 1872, at Haden Grove; m. Feb. 
2^, 1890, at New Market, Iowa, to Charles M. 
Wallace, who was b. June 19, 1871. They have 
two children: Guy, b. Jan. 3, 1891, and Eva M., 
b. Jan. 5, 1895, both of whom are married. Mrs. 
Wallace lives at Mocksburg, Iowa. 

(Record on p. 271, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 

Lydia Stout^ Parsons (Walter Chamberlain^, Capt. Charles^, 

Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 7, 1838, 

near Holmdel, Monmouth, N. J.; d. Apr. 4, 1891, in New 

York City; m. at Red Bank, N. J., Sept. 26, 1866, Thomas B. 



3l8 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Roberts; b. Mar. 17, 1838, at New Monmouth, N. J.; son of 
Thomas and Mary (Griggs) Roberts, and grandson of Rev. 
Thomas Roberts, b. in Wales, 1783, who came to America in 
1820, and was a missionary to the Cherokee Indians in North 
CaroHna and Georgia, translating the Bible into their language, 
and later held pastorates in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New 
York. Thomas B. Roberts v/as educated at Colgate University, 
Class of 1856. Entered the ist Wisconsin Cavalry as a private 
in 1861 ; was detailed as Orderly at Headquarters ; served some 
time in that capacity. Escaped being made Corporal but was 
made a Sergeant. Was transferred to the Adjutant's Depart- 
ment and made all the reports to the War Department. Was 
promoted to 26. Lieutenant and acted as Adjutant for some time. 
Was then made Ordnance Officer. Was promoted to ist Lieu- 
tenant and for a short time was in command of Company D. 
When mustered out, he went home to New Jersey; accepted 
a position in the Continental Fire Insurance Co., Mar. ist, 1865, 
and was in the employ of that company for forty-five years. 
Resided in Brooklyn until 1874, then at Perth Amboy, N. J., 
twenty-five years and in 1899 moved to New York City. He 
d. in New York City Feb. 16, 1910. He was a member of the 
Loyal Legion, Grand Army of the Republic, Sons of the Revo- 
lution, Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the Fifth Avenue Baptist 
Church. 

Children of Lieut. Thomas B. and Lydia Stout^ 
(Parsons) Roberts: 
577 i Marian Parsons^ Roberts, b. Feb. 6, 1868; m. Rev. 
Robert B. Fisher, 
ii Lucy Parsons^ Roberts, b. June 20, 1869, in Brooklyn, 
N. Y. ; now (1918) resides at 580 St. Nicholas Ave., 
New York City, 
iii Raymond Parsons^ Roberts, b. Mar. 30, 1877, at Perth 
Amboy, N. J.; m. Apr. 15, 1913, Edith Trust of 
Philadelphia, Pa. Resides at 603 W. 140th St., 
Manhattan, New York City. She is a graduate of 
Colgate University, Class of 1897. 

319 RuFUS^ Parsons (Rufus*', Aaron^, Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 20, 1794, at Ellington, Conn.; 



SEVENTH GENERATION 3^9 

m. Nov. 21, 1819, at Willington, Conn., Chloe Weston; b. July 
17, 1799, at Willington; daughter of John and Mollie (Converse) 
Weston. She d. Mar. 20, 1875. He was in the War of 1812 
three months at New London under Capt. Strong of Windsor, 
Conn. Resided at Springfield, Mass., in 1872. 

Children of Rufus^ and Chloe (Weston) Parsons: 
i Mary Elizabeth®, b. Feb. 24, 1821, at Somers, Conn.; 
d. Oct. 21, 1852. She m. in 1842, Sheldon Curtis of 
WilHngton, Conn. 

578 ii William Lewis® b. Mar. 22, 1823 ; m. Margaret Agnes 

Ward. 

iii Emily Frances®, b. June 10, 1826, at Somers, Conn. ; 
m. at Willington, Conn., Nov. 29, 1846, Theodore 
C. Carey. Residence, 1871, Worcester, Mass. 

iv James Weston®, b. Apr. 9, 1830; d. Dec. 6, 1833. 

579 V James Duane®, b. Aug. 17, 1835; m. Emilie Callender. 
vi Surviah Weston®, b. June 10, 1842, at Willington, 

Conn. ; m. at Westford, Mass., Mar. 9, 1858, George 
W. Harlow of Rutland, Vt. He d. Dec. 26, 1901, at 
Worcester, Mass., where she resides. Children: 
(b. at Worcester, Mass.): (i) Fred Clifton^ Har- 
low, b. June 17, 1870; m. Feb., 1899, Mary Warren 
of Chicago, 111., where they reside. (2) Nina Chloe^ 
Harlow, b. Apr. 16, 1883. 



320 Harvey'^ Parsons (Rufus*', Aaron^, Aaron*, DanieP, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph'), b. in 1794; d. Nov. 23, 1825; 
m. Hannah Blood; b. Feb. 2, 1796, at Charlton, Mass.; daughter 
of Simeon and Hannah (Upham) Blood of Ellington, Conn. 
She d. June 3, 1849, aged 56 yrs. 

Children of Harvey'' and Hannah (Blood) Parsons: 

i Elsey®, b. Mar. 13, 1815, at Ellington; d. Sept. 16, 1816. 

ii Fannie B.®, b. Sept. 5, 1817; m. Charles Lord of 

Southington, Conn., son of Sylvester Omri^ Lord; 

she d. Sept. 5, 1844. 

iii Sylvester Lewis®, b. Mar. 30, 1819, at East Windsor, 

Conn.; m. Apr. 18, 1853, Elvira Shippy; b. Dec. 



320 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

i6, 1823, at Blackstone, Mass. Children: (i) Mary 
Ellen^ b. Feb. 4, 1856. (2) Elbert Marcus^, b. July 
10, 1863; m. Dec. 9, 1891, Emily Meacham of 
Tolland. Child: i, Ruby Marion^", b. Apr. 18, 1894. 
iv Julia Ann^ b. Mar. 26, 1821, at Westfield ; d. Mar. 
18, 1831. 

580 V James Tryon^ b. Jan. 12, 1823 ; m. Sarah Van DerVeer. 

581 vi Nelson*, b. Feb. 7, 1825; m. Martha Markham. 

321 Adna^ Parsons (Rufus^ Aaron^ Aaron*, DanreP, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 17, 1797, Ellington, Conn. ; 
d. Jan. 20, 1836, at Ellington, Conn.; m. at Colebrook, N. H., 
Nov. I, 1823, Eunice Abbott Chandler; b. July 17, 1794, at 
Charlotte, Vt. ; daughter of Abner and Fanny (Abbott) 
Chandler of Charlotte. He was a spinner in a woolen fac- 
tory. In 1872 the widow lived in Hartford, Conn, with her 
daughter Mrs. Sprout. 

Children of Adna^ and Eunice Abbott (Chandler) Parsons : 
i AureHa^ b. May 7, 1825, at Piermont, N. H. ; d. May 
6, 1866, at Hartford, Conn. ; m. at Willimantic, 
Conn., Sept., 1850, Isaac Clark Barrows. In 1872 
they resided at East Hartford, Conn. Children: 
(i) Charles Adna^ Barrows, b. Oct. 15, 1851, at 
Willimantic, Conn. (2) Frank Wilbur^ Barrows, 
b. Aug. 12, 1861, at South Coventry, Conn, 
ii Nancy Ellen®, b. Feb. 6, 1827, at Claremont, N. H. ; 
m. Oct. 26, 1847, ^t Hartford, Conn., Charles 
Foster Sprout of Hartford; b. Sept. 17, , at 
Greenwich, Mass.; d. June 20, 1851 ; son of David 
and Cordelia (Edson) Sprout of Greenwich (who 
were m. Dec. 17, 1826, at Greenwich.) In 1872 she 
resided at 29 Church St., Hartford. Children: (i) 
Anna Augusta^ Sprout, b. Aug. 13, 1849, at East 
Hartford, Conn. (2) Alice Cordelia^ Sprout, b. Nov. 
6, 185 1 ; d. Dec. 7, 1853, at East Hartford, Conn. 

322 Sally Holton^ Parsons (Rufus", Aaron', Aaron*, 
DanieF, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. May 7, 1799, at Filing- 



SEVENTH GENERATION 32 1 

ton, Conn. ; d. Oct. 26, 1864, at Ellington ; m. at Somers, Conn., 
Sept. 2, 1818, Daniel Spencer, b. May 2, 1798 at Somers, son 
of Samuel and Grace (McGregory) Spencer. He was a wheel- 
wright and resided at Somers and Enfield, and in 1870, at Elling^ 
ton, Conn. 

Children of Daniel and Sally Holton'^ (Parsons) Spencer: 
i Wells* Spencer, b. Jan. 29, 1819, at Somers, Conn. ; 
m. Oct. 15, 1845, 3-t Ellington, Conn., Adeline M. 
Simons; b. Aug. 24, 1824, at Killingly, Conn.; 
daughter of Alva and Mary (Johnson) Simons of 
Enfield. Child: Mary Jane^ Spencer, b. Oct. 8, 
1849. 

582 ii Marietta^ Spencer, b. Aug. 31, 1820; m. Capt. Samuel 
Fitch. 
iii Harlow* Spencer, b. Sept. 14, 1822, at Ellington; m. 
at Vernon, Conn., Apr. 10, 1859, Harriet Ethalinda 
Shippy ; b. June 6, 1838, at Stafi'ord, Conn., daughter 
of Artemas and Hannah (Fisher) Shippy of 
Stafford. He enlisted Aug. 22, 1862, at Ellington, 
in Co. F, 25th Regt., Conn. Vols. ; Capt. George H. 
Napheys ; Col, Geo. P. Bissell. He was discharged 
Aug. 26, 1863. Children: (i) Layton Harlow® 
Spencer, b. July 7, i860, at Ellington. (2) Celia 
Elvira® Spencer, b. Dec. 31, 1864, at Ellington, 
iv Ann* Spencer, b. Jan. 24, 1825, at Somers, Conn. ; d. 

Mar. 31, 1836. 
V Harriet* Spencer, b. Apr. 17, 1834, at Somers, Conn.; 
m. Oct. 29, 1855, at Enfield, Solomon Ezra Newton; 
b. Nov. 23, 1832, at Barnet, Vt., son of Elnathan 
and Rebecca (Kent) Newton of Waterford, Vt. He 
enlisted Apr. 21, 1861, at Stafford, Conn.; dis-" 
charged July 31, 1861, at New Haven, Conn, 
vi Sarah* Spencer, b. Mar. 31, 1842; at Enfield, Conn.; 
d. Jan. 17, 1844. 



323 Nancy^ Parsons (Rufus®, Aaron^, Aaron*, DanieP, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 2, 1800, at Willington, 
Conn. ; m. at Somers, Conn., by Rev. Mr. Strong, Jan. i, 



32 2 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

1822, Orville Dimmock of Mansfield, Conn.; b. Oct. 24, 1798; 
son of Jonathan and Achsah (Stores) Dimmock. He was a 
manufacturer of woolen goods. He d. at Somers, Oct. 24, 1845, 
aged 47. In 1872 she resided at West Meriden, Conn. She d. 
aged 92. 

Children of Orville and Nancy^ (Parsons) Dimmock: 

583 i Aurelia Nancy^ Dimmock, b. May 15, 1823; m. George 

P. Spencer, 
ii Adaline Sophia® Dimmock, b. June , 1825 ; d. May 
25, 1842; m. Sept. 14, 1841, WilUam Buckminster. 

584 iii Achsah Maria® Dimmock, b. Mar. 31, 1830; m. Hugh 

M. Scott. 



324 Sophia Matilda^ Dougherty (Sophia" Parsons, Col. 
Eli^, Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. , 
181 1, at Oswego, N. Y. ; m. H. V. Horton, a jeweler of Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio. He was a grandson of Catherine Van Tassel, 
noted in Washington Irving's legend of Sleepy Hollow. 

Children of H. V. and Sophia Matilda^ 
(Dougherty) Horton, 
all born at Cincinnati, Ohio: 
i Lewis Victor® Horton, b. 1835 ; m. Clara Pomeroy. 
Children: (i) Lewis P.'' Horton. Is in the insur- 
ance business in Indianapolis, Ind. (2) Harry V.^ 
Horton. Is in the book business in New York City. 
(3) Anne^ Horton, m. Isaac E. Jay, an engineer, 
and resides in Kansas City, Mo. Child: i, Dorothy^" 

Jay. 

ii Elizabeth Tice® Horton, b. 1836; m. Col. James Gal- 
lagher Baldwin; b. Apr. 7, 1835, at Cincinnati, 
Ohio; d. there Sept. 18, 1915. He was a soldier in 
the Civil War; entered service Apr. 17, 1861, as 
Capt. of Co. D, 2d O. V. I. ; was in first battle of 
Bull Run, July, 1861. On Sept. 4, 1862, he was 
mustered in as Lieut. 41st Regt. Ky. Enrolled 
militia vol. for 30 days. May 2, 1864, mustered into 
service as Capt. of Co. E, 137th O, V. I.; mustered 



SEVENTH GENERATION 323 

out Aug. 9, 1864, at expiration of service. He was 
a member of the Military Order of the Loyal 
Legion from Oct. 7, 1888, until his death. Children: 
(i) Luella Horton^ Baldwin, b. 1861 ; d. 1864. (2) 
Jessie Gertrude^ Baldwin, b. 1865 ; m. Prof. John 
A. Brockhoven, a musician; no children. 

iii A. C.® Horton, b. 1838; m. Maria Bartlett. He is in 
the insurance business in Cincinnati, Ohio. Child: 
(i) A. Bart^ Horton, who m. Lillianne Mills and 
is an insurance broker in Cincinnati, Ohio. Children: 
Willie^o, Natalie^", Ruth^", George^°, Margaret^", 
Frances^". 

iv H. K.^ Horton, b. 1840; d. unm. 

V Angie G.^ Horton, b. 1842; m. Oscar S. Parsons (see 
record on page 328). 

vi Thomas C.^ Horton, b. 1849; m. Anna Kingsbury, 
who lives in Los Angeles, Cal. He is a minister 
and Superintendent of a Bible School. Children: 
Ruth^ Helen^ Margaret^ 

vii Ida Maria^ Horton, b. 1857; m. Lowell Cash, who 
died. She resides in Albany, N. Y. Children: 
Maria^ Cash, Elizabeth® Cash, Hattie® Cash, 
viii Samuel C.^ Horton, b. , 1856. He is in the insur- 
ance business. 



324a Cynthia L.^ Parsons (Richard Henry®, Col. Eli^, 
Aaron*, DanieF, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Hallowell, 
Upper Canada (now Ottawa), Jan. 12, 1818; m, (i) in Seneca 
County, Ohio, in 1836, James L. McClung. In 1845 they moved 
to Laporte County, Ind., where he d. Sept. 11, 1850. She m. (2) 
in 1852, Bell Jennings; b. Dec. 15, 181 1, and they moved to 
Oregon, Dec, 1856, settling in Eugene, and they continued to 
live at or near Eugene, Ore., where both died. She d. Dec. 
12, 1891, aged 73 yrs. and 11 mos. He d. May 26, 1900, aged 
88 yrs. 6 mos. 11 days. Both are buried at Eugene, Ore. There 
were no children by her 2d marriage. She was a school teacher 
in Indiana ; a charter member of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
at Eugene ; a teacher in the Sunday School and Bible Class, 
and greatly beloved by all who knew her. 



324 the parsons family 

Child of James L. and Cynthia L/ (Parsons) McClung: 
i John H.^ McClung, b. Sept. lo, 1837 in Seneca County, 
Iowa. In the Spring of 1856 he went to Oregon 
via New York City and Isthmus of Panama and 
settled in Eugene, where his grandfather, Richard 
Henry Parsons, was. He was a druggist from 1859 
to 1866; deputy U. S. Surveyor, 1869 to 1872; and 
was a merchant in Eugene from 1874 to 1904, when 
he sold out his holdings in Eugene and moved to 
Portland, Ore., where he has ever since resided. He 
married Oct. 18, 1863, Miss Kate Henderson of 
Eugene; b. in Pennsylvania, daughter of Jas. H. 
D. Henderson, a Presbyterian minister. Children: 
(i) Jessie Benton^ McClung, b. 1867, at Eugene, 
Ore. ; m. Prof. Charles Firedel of the State Uni- 
versity, but now (1919) retired. No children. (2) 
Margaret McClung, b. 1870, at Eugene; m. Dr. J. 
R. Wetherbee, a physician of Portland, Ore. When 
war was declared with Germany he was commis- 
sioned a Lieutenant in the Medical Corps, and was 
discharged after the armistice with the rank of 
Major. No children. (3) Ina^ McClung, b. 1872, 
at Eugene. She is unm. and lives with her parents 
at 687 Tillamoak St., Portland, Ore. 

325 Marcia G.'' Parsons (Richard Henry®, Col. Eli^ 
Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 29, 1819, 
at Oswego, N. Y. ; m. Charles Martin, in Indiana, where her 
husband died. 

Children of Charles and Marcia GJ (Parsons) Martin: 
i Washington^ Martin. 

ii Harriet^ Martin. She m. in Indiana, Martin Hill. 
They had several children born to them, but have 
no knowledge of their names or whereabouts. 

326 Richard Henry^ Parsons (Richard Henry", Col. Eli^ 
Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Oswego, 
N. Y., Mar. 27, 1822; d. at Salem, Oregon, Jan. 2y, 1879. He 



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SEVENTH GENERATION 325 

m. (i) at Cedar Creek, Ind., Mar. 4, 185 1, Julia E. Sanger. 
In 1853 he moved to Oregon with his father and family, cross- 
ing the plains. His wife d. about 1856, and he m. (2) in Eugene, 
Oregon, July 4, 1857, Mrs. Mary Collins Davis, b. in Gallia 
County, Ind. ; daughter of Capt. William Holland and 
(Knox) Collins and widow of Daniel Davis. He was an active 
member of the Methodist Episcopal Church from his 17th year, 
and served as class leader the greater part of his life. He was 
for several years in the general merchandise and dry goods busi- 
ness in Eugene. He built the first brick building in that place. 
Later he went on a farm in the Alohawk Valley, fifteen miles east 
of Eugene, retaining his interest in the store and running a 
branch store at the ranch. He established a post office there 
and was Postmaster. It was then called Isabel, now known 
as Marcola. He was County Commissioner two years, and suc- 
ceeded in having built the first bridge over the Willamette River 
at Eugene and the McKenzie Bridge across McKenzie River. 
He organized a Methodist Episcopal Church and Sunday School 
at Mohawk Valley. He was a Justice of the Peace many years 
at the old home in Mohawk Valley. The Creek that ran through 
the farm was named Parsons Creek. He was a friend to all 
and beloved by everybody. Mrs. Mary (Collins) (Davis) Par- 
sons, his second wife, d. at Portland, Oregon, Dec. 24, 1916, at 
the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. P. Hoff. 

Children of Richard Henry'^ and Julia E. (Sanger) 
Parsons : 

i Infant son, b. Jan. 25, 1852, in Indiana, d. same day. 
ii Charles Wesley^, b. Dec. 7, 1854, in Lane County, 

Oregon, d. Sept. 28, 1855. 
iii Adin Alfred*, b. Aug. 12, 1856; d. Jan. 11, 1872. 

Children of Richard Henry^ and Mary (Collins) Parsons, 
all born in Eugene, Oregon: 

585 iv Cynthia Alice^ b. June 13, 1858; m. O. P. Hoff. 

V William Henry^ b. July, 1859 ; m. Clara Plymate. He 
was a blacksmith. He d. in Springfield, Oregon, 
Feb. 9, 1917. 

586 vi Harriet Evalyn^ b. Sept. 26, i860; m. Hans P. Hoff. 



326 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

587 vii Emma Drucilla'*, b. Apr. 6, 1863; m. (i) John H. 
Belshaw; m. (2) John L. Hunt, 
viii Oscar Lincoln^, b. Sept. 7, 1866; m. Rena Lingo, Dec. 
25, 1902. Child: (i) Edwin M.^; b. March, 1904. 



327 Mary Cornelia^ Parsons (Richard Henry®, Col. Eli^, 
Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Oswego, 
N, Y., Jan. 25, 1826; m. Dec. 25, 1842, in Laporte County, Ind., 
Stephen O. Martin; b. in Ohio, Mar. 6, 1822. In 1844 they 
moved to Lake County, Ind., and in March, 1853, started across 
the plains for Oregon with ox teams on a journey of six months 
They took up a donation claim of 320 acres in Lane County, 
Oregon, half a mile north of Cresville and twelve miles south 
of Eugene, which was their home until their death. She d. 
Mar. 24, 1894, aged 70. He d. Oct. 15, 1894, aged 73. He was 
a farmer and stock raiser. 

Children of Stephen O. and Mary Cornelia^ 
(Parsons) Martin: 

i Richard A.^ Martin, b. in Laporte County, Ind., Oct. 

22, 1843; d. Feb. 8, 1888, at Cresville, Ore. 

ii Matilda Jane^ Martin, b. in Laporte County, Ind., Dec. 

23, 1845 > d. Sept. 6, 1846, in Lake County, Ind. 
iii Charles C.^ Martin, b. in Lake County, Ind., Dec. 12, 

1846; d. July 2y, 1869, at Cresville, Oregon, 
iv Cynthia C.^ Martin, b. in Lake County, Ind., Apr. 24, 

1848; d. Feb. 24, 1853, in Lake County, Ind. 
V Mary Alice* Martin, b. in Lake County, Ind., Feb. 15, 
1850; d. Mar. 5. 1853, in Lake County, Ind. 
588 vi Marcia E.® Martin b. in Lake County, Ind., July 15, 
1852; m. Frank Buory. 
vii Elizabeth Harriet^ Martin, b. at Cresville, Oregon, 
Jan. 24, 1855; d. Sept. 25, 1873, at Cresville, 
Oregon; m. Sept. 26, 1872, W. N. Rinehart. 
Child: A daughter b. June 26, 1873; d- Aug. 26, 

1873. 
viii Theodore O.* Martin, b. at Cresville, Oregon, May 
27, 1856; d. July 8, 1910, at Cresville, Oregon; m. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 3^7 

Margaret J. Veatch, May 22, 1880. Child: Maud 
P.» Martin, b. Feb. 11, 1882; d. June 30, 1899. 
ix Anna M.^ Martin, b. at Cresville, Oregon, Oct. 17, 1857; 
d. Sept. 9, 1866, at Cresville, Oregon. 
589 X John H.« Martin, b. June 9, 1859; m. (i) Julia Kirk; 
m. (2) Dora B. Veatch. 

328 Maria Augusta^ Parsons (Richard Henry^ Col. Eli^, 
Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 25, 1826, 
at Oswego, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 16, 1847, in Indiana, Thomas Belshaw ; 
b. Aug. 25, 1825, in the village of Keyworth, Nottingham, Eng^ 
land; son of George and Elizabeth (x\rcher) Belshaw, and came 
to America, May, 1834, with his parents, in a large sailing vessel 
named Hen-old, after a passage of five weeks and two days, 
landing in New York, June, 1834, and at once went to Laporte 
County, Ind. In 1843 they removed to Lake County, Ind., where 
he married Maria A. Parsons. They resided there until March, 
1853, when they emigrated to Oregon, arriving in Willamette 
Valley, Sept. 24, 1853, settling near Corvallis, Benton County, 
where they remained until December, then moved to Eugene, 
Lane County. They lived in Eugene with the exception of 
several years in Cresville in the same county, also a few years 
on a farm about four miles north of Eugene, where he died 
Oct. 12, 1890. He was a charter member of the Eugene Baptist 
Church, Superintendent of the Sunday Schools in Eugene and 
Cresville, also of the little Sunday School in the country. He 
was a druggist by profession and carpenter by trade. His 
father, George Belshaw, belonged to a Brigade in England where 
men had to be over six feet high, but he never saw active service. 
On the journey across the plains from Indiana to Oregon Mrs. 
Belshaw kept a diary in which was carefully noted the happen^ 
ings of each day, the nature of the country through which they 
passed, with interesting comments thereon. She united with the 
Methodist Episcopal Church when young and was a charter 
member of that church at Eugene. She was a teacher of the 
young ladies' class at Eugene. Noted for her Christian charac- 
ter, she was ever ready to help the needy and afflicted, and 
always had a word of cheer to those in trouble. She d. at 
Eugene, Feb. 2^, 1897. 



328 the parsons family 

Children of Thomas and Maria Augusta^ (Parsons) 
Belshaw, 
all born at Eugene, Oregon : 
i Edgar Parsons^ Belshaw, b. 1854; d. 1858. 

590 ii Edith B.^ Belshaw, b. June 29, 1856; m. John Henry 

Brown. 

591 iii Lewis A.^ Belshaw, b. Apr. 16, 1858; m. Nannie P. 

King. 

329 Oscar Samuel^ Parsons (Richard Henry^, Col. Eli^ 
Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 26, 1834, 
at Scipio, Seneca County, Ohio; d. at Winlock, Wash., Dec. 
25, 1904; m. June 26, 1865, Angle G. Horton^ (Sophia Matilda^ 
Daugherty, Sophia^ Parsons, Richard Henry®), a great-grand- 
daughter of Col. Eli Parsons. 

Children of Oscar Samuel^ and Angie G. (Horton) 
Parsons : 

592 i Irma®, b. Mar. 14, 1866, at Eugene, Oregon ; m. George 

Sanford. 
ii Clara Helen^, b. June 3, 1868; m. (i) Aug. 2.2, 1890, 

Edgar A. Hopper, who d. Sept. 21, 1902. She m. 

(2) Jan. 8, 1908, Charles A. Nordyke, who d. June 

17, 1910. Children: (i) Madge^ Hopper, b. Jan. 

26, 1894; d. Nov, 23, 1895. (2) Edgar^ Hopper, 

b. Nov. 30, 1895. 
iii Hubert Ludington®, b. Sept. 13, 1871. 
iv Luella^ b. Feb. 26, 1876; d. March, 1876. 
V George Murgrave^, b. Apr. 26, 1877; m. June 6, 1904, 

Ida Gifford. Child: (i) George, who d. 
vi Harry*, b. July 26, 1882; d. 

330 Helen M." Parsons (Richard Henry", Col. Eli^ Aaron*, 
DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 2, 1836, in Scipio, 
Seneca County, Ohio; d. Feb. 24, 1910, at Cheney, Wash.; m. 
Oct. 5, 1854, in Lane County, Oregon, Avery A. Smith; b. Feb. 
14, 1820, in Yates County, N. Y. ; d. Mar. 18, 1911, at Cheney, 
Wash. He graduated at Geneva College. In 1849 he went to 
California via Panama in search of gold, then to Oregon, set- 



SEVENTH GENERATION 329 

tling in Eugene, where he had a dry goods and grocery store for 
a time. Was mail clerk on the first railroad train that ran to 
Eugene. He was for two years a member of the State Legis- 
lature, a prominent Mason, being Grand Master of Oregon for 
two years. In 1879 he moved to Cheney, Wash., where he 
was a Justice of the Peace for eighteen years. He was Judge 
of the Probate Court for four years at Spokane, Wash. She 
was a charter member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at 
Eugene, Oregon ; a consistent Christian, a kind, loving wife, and 
a good mother, and was beloved by all who knew her. 

Children of Avery A, and Helen M.^ (Parsons) Smith, 
all born in Lane County, Oregon, and the 
last six in Eugene : 
i Oliver^ Smith, b. Apr. 21, 1856; d. July 20, 1858. 

593 ii Frank Coe® Smith, b. Dec. 10, 1857; m. Stella M. 

Jones. 

594 iii Herbert H.^ Smith, b. Aug. 25, 1859 ; m. Fannie Luke, 
iv Avery Lee^ Smith, b. Sept. 9, 1861. 

V Freeman^ Smith, b. May 8, 1864; d. Aug. 6, 1864. 
vi Mary lone* Smith, b. Jan. 15, 1866; d. Jan. 18, 1895; 
m. Tade Courtny. Child: (i) Helen® Courtny. 

595 vii Jennie Louise® Smith, b. June 26, 1868; d. Dec. 10, 

191 1 ; m. L. Y. Wright. 

596 viii Fred Herman* Smith, b. Sept. 14, 1870; m. Mabel 

Helen Grier. 

331 William Walter'' Parsons (Richard Henry®, Col. Eli^ 
Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 15, 1840, 
at Scipio, Seneca County, Ohio; d. June 21, 1873, at Eugene, 
Oregon; m. Sept. 9, i860, at Eugene, Oregon, Phoebe E. Wal- 
ton. He was a farmer at Eugene. 

Children of William Walter'^ and Phoebe E. 
(Walton) Parsons, 
all born at Eugene : 

597 i Charles Leslie*, b. June 27, 1861 ; m. Vena Howe. 

ii Walter Edgar*, b. June 28, 1863; m. Nov. 26, 1895, 
Olive E. McDaniels of Butte City, Cal. He is Post- 
master at Creswell, Oregon. 



;iS'^ THE PARSONS FAMILY 

598 iii Cora BelF, b. Feb. 23, 1866; m. Robert W. Veatch. 

599 iv Carrie Mae^, (twin of Cora Bell), b. Feb. 23, 1866; 

m. John R. Scott. 

600 V Richard Henry^, b. Sept. 14, 1871 ; m. Nettie McDaniel. 
vi William Wesley^, b. Aug. 18, 1873; ^- Clare Lawton, 

May 28, 1912. He is a farmer at Creswell, and a 
Spanish War Veteran. 

(Mrs. Phoebe E. (Walton) Parsons was b. in Van Buren 
County, Iowa, July 4, 1842; daughter of J. J. Walton. Her 
father moved with his family across the plains in 1849 and 
settled in Fremont, Cal. In 185 1 they moved to Yreka, Cal., 
and in 1858 to Eugene, Oregon. In 1878 she m. Alvin Hughes, 
a man prominent in Lane County, Oregon, who d. in 1889, leav- 
ing two daughters : Ann, who m. Riggs of Cottage Grove, 
Oregon, and Lulu, who m. Shaub of Creswell, Oregon, at 

whose home Mrs. Phoebe E. Hughes d. Dec. 30, 19 17. She 
was a member of the Methodist Church.) 

332 Sylvanus Morgan^ Parsons (Deacon James Allen", 
Moses^, Moses*, Moses^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 
13, 1829, at Colchester, Vt. ; d. Jan. 7, 1906; m. at Essex, Vt., 
Sept. 15, 1854, Susan Fuller; b. Feb. 9, 1831, at West Roxbury, 
Mass.; daughter of Asa and Sarah Eliza (Howe) Fuller of 
West Roxbury. They resided at Essex, Vt. and Cambridge, 
Mass. 

Children of Sylvanus Morgan^ and Susan 
(Fuller) Parsons, 
all born in Cambridge, Mass. : 
i Lydia Anne*, b. Dec. 30, 1855. 
ii Harriet Alice^ b. Oct. 15, 1858. 
iii Emma Frances**, b. June 21, 1862. 
iv Eva Eugenia*, b. Aug. 4, 1867; d. Dec. 11, 1868. 
v Susan MabeP, b. Oct. 28, 1870. 

333 Olive Saloma'^ Parsons (Deacon James Allen*', Moses^ 
Moses*, Moses^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 6, 1832, 
at Colchester, Vt. ; d. Sept. 13, 1874; m. Jan. i, 1855, at Essex, 
Vt., Alamander Atherton; b. Sept. 9, 1826, at Essex, Vt. ; son 
of Isa and Mary (Mann) Atherton. 




GEORGE WALTER' PARSONS 

1834— 1897 



seventh generation 331 

Children of Alamander and Olive Saloma'' (Parsons) 
Atherton : 
i Stillman Morgan^ Atherton, b. May 17, i860; m. Effie 

A. Thompson. Child: (i) Nina May^ Atherton. 
ii Nellie Ellsworth® Atherton, b. Nov. 18, 1865; m. in 
1900, George Lucia. 



334 James Allen^ Parsons (Deacon James Allen", Moses^ 
Moses*, Moses^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 19, 
1845, at Colchester, Vt. ; m. Oct. 26, 1867, by Rev. J. H. Wor- 
cester, at Burlington, Vt., Isabelle Graham Sawyer ; b. Jan. 9, 
1844, at Burlington; daughter of Thaddeus Colburn and Marion 
(Fleming) Sawyer of Essex. 

Children of James Allen'^ and Isabelle Graham 
(Sawyer) Parsons, 
all born at Essex, Vt. : 
i Walter Demerit®, b. Feb. 6, 1870; m. Oct. 9, 1906, at 
Woodstock, Vt., Sybil Verona Boynton; b. Jan. 
17, 1874; daughter of Henry and Sarah (Gushing) 
Boynton. 
ii Albert Jackson®, b. Nov. 14, 1871. 
iii Frederick Pearl®, b. Apr. 30, 1874, at Essex; d. Sept. 

15, 1891. 
iv Archibald Fleming®, b. May 2y, 1884; m. Nov. 2, 
1914, Alice Atherton of Essex, Vt. ; b. Apr. 10, 
1884; daughter of Chas. S. and Adeline (Hildreth) 
Atherton. 



334a George Walter^ Parsons (FIosmer^ Paul^ Lieut. 
Samuel*, Moses^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 28, 
1834, at New Britain, Conn.; m. Dec. 25, 1859, at Amityville, 
Long Island, N. Y., Samantha Terry; b. Mar. 30, 1834; d. 
Feb. 12, 1910, at Nutley, N. J., daughter of Timothy Terry. He 
was a jeweler by trade, and when trade was dull he was in the 
Life Saving Service at Hemlock Beach, L. I., N. Y. He d. at 
Newark, N. J., Feb. 13, 1897. Both are buried in Evergreen 
Cemetery, Elizabeth, N. J. 



332 the parsons family 

Children of George Walter^ and Samantha 

(Terry) Parsons, 

all born at Amityville, Long Island, N. Y. r 

i Jennie Estelle®, b. Oct. 5, i860; m. Dec. 6, 1880, George 
Elmer Doremus; b. Dec. 29, 1861, at Newark, N. J. 
Children (b. at Newark, N. J.) : (i) Mary^ 
Doremus, b. Sept. 19, 1881 ; m. Dec. 18, 1902, 
Carroll Elliott; b. Oct. 18, 1883, at Fairmount, Md. 
Children: i, Ward^° Elliott, b. Oct. 10, 1903. 2, 
Myotte^° Elliott, b. Nov. 20, 1910. (2) Lillian May* 
Doremus, b. Feb. 7, 1887. She is a teacher in the 
Newark, N. J., public schools. 

ii Mary Elizabeth**, b. Apr. 29, 1863 ; m. in 1884, Charles 
H. Earle, at Newark, N. J. She d. June 7, 1900, 
at Newark, N. J., buried at Evergreen Cemetery, 
Elizabeth, N. J. Children (b. at Newark, N. J.) : 
(i) Grace May^ Earle, b. Oct. 12, 1885; m. Feb. 
14, 1907, Warren E. Demarest; b. Nov. 10, 1885, 
at Newark, N. J. Children: 1, Dudley Earle", 
Demarest, b. June 7, 1908. 2, CeciP° Demarest, b. 
Aug. 14, 1910. 3, Warren E." Demarest, b. May 

3. 1913- 

iii Fred Walter®, b. July 24, 1865 ; m. Aug. 19, 1885, 
Mary E. Pierson ; b. Oct. 9, 1864, at Newark, N. J. ; 
d. Nov. 5, 1918, at Newark; buried in East Ridge- 
lawn Cemetery, Delawanna, N. J. He was in the 
jewelry repair business, and was a member of F, & 
A. M. Child: (i) Frederick George Walter^ b. 
Oct. 17, 1890, at Newark; m. Apr. 2y, 1914, Jean- 
nette Van Houten ; b. Feb. 23, 1893. Child: i, 
Walter Mapes", b. June 7, 1919. 

iv Frank Hart^ b. Oct. 15, 1868; m. at Newark, N. J., 
Mar. II, 1891, Emma Rath; b. Dec. 29, 1870, at 
Palo Alto, Pa. He is a gold and platinum refiner 
with Baker & Co., Newark, N. J. Child (b. at 
Newark): (i) Gladys Elizabeth**, b. Dec. 30, 1896. 
She served as Sergeant in the Red Cross Motor 
Corps for two years in the late World War. 
v Mahlon Wilber®, b. Dec. 5, 1870; m. Oct. 3, 1892, at 
Newark, N. J., Levenia Morehouse Lester; b, Jan. 




SERGEANT jMAHLON W." PARSONS 
1893— 



SEVENTH GENERATION 333 

6, 187 1 ; a descendant of the Burr Squire and 
Lester families. He is an accountant in the Comp- 
troller's office in the City Hall, Newark, N. J. 
Children (b. at Newark): (i) Sergeant Mahlon 
Wilber^ b. May 13, 1893. He was employed as 
engineer by City of Newark in the development of 
Port Newark. He enlisted in the U. S. Army, 
June 20, 1918, and was made Sergeant, Oct. 26, 1918, 
in 472d Engineers, H. D. ; trained at Camp 
Humphreys, Va. ; detailed to 3d Battalion Engineers 
at Corozal, Panama Canal Zone, to work in military 
survey of the jungle. He was discharged at Camp 
Upton, N. Y., Jan. 28, 1919. (2) PauP, b. Dec. 
9, 1896; d. 
vi Lavinia Mahala^ b. Feb. 23, 1873; m. Feb. 25, 1891, 
at Newark, N. J., Charles Ward Baker ; b. Nov. 29, 
1869; son of Daniel W. Baker, formerly Comp- 
troller of the City of Newark. Child (b. at New- 
ark, N. J.) : (i) Harriet Lavinia^ Baker, b. June 25, 
1892; m. June 5, 1917, Frederick Alderman. In 
19 1 7 she organized the second largest American Red 
Cross Motor Corps in the United States with a mem- 
bership of sixty-eight women, wearing gray uni- 
forms, and having military drills under regular com- 
manding officers. She was made Captain and re- 
mained in that position until the close of the W'orld 
War. The wounded soldiers, as they arrived at 
the Port of New York, were taken from the trans- 
ports to the hospitals in and around New York 
City in ambulances driven night or day by these 
women. She with her corps also rendered services 
during the Morgan disaster, a town in New Jersey, 
where high explosives were being made for the 
Government to carry on the war. At that time hun- 
dreds were ill with Spanish Influenza, and were 
cared for by the members of the Motor Corps. 

334b Lucy Elizabeth^ Parsons (Hosmer*^, PauP, Lieut. 
Samuel*, Moses^ Esq. Joseph^, Comet Joseph^, b. June 21, 
1837, at New Britain, Conn.; d. in 1913; m. Frank Hart; d. 
in 1912. 



334 the parsons family 

Children of Frank and Lucy Elizabeth^ (Parsons) Hart, 
all born in New Haven, Conn. : 

i Frank® Hart. 

ii Hattie» Hart, m. Hall. Child: (i) Foster^ Hall 

iii Mattie® Hart. 



(Continued from p. 198, Vol. i.) 

Elizabeth Adelaide^ Parsons (SamueP, Joseph^ Lieut. 
Samuel*, Moses^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 22, 1834, 
in Durham, Conn. ; m. Sept. 3, 1856, at Durham, William Stanley, 
b. Aug. 9, 1827, at Goshen, Conn.; son of George and Clara 
(Wadhams) Stanley. He prepared for college in Bridgeport, 
Conn.; graduated at Yale College in 1852, and at Albany Law 
School. Became a partner of Hon. Edwards Pierrepont in New 
York City, who in 1868 was appointed by President Grant, 
United States District Attorney for the Southern District of 
New York, and Mr. Stanley became his assistant. Later he 
was a partner of Christopher C. Langdell, and after that formed 
the partnership of Stanley, Clark & Smith. He retired in 1892 
and removed to Great Barrington, Mass., where he d. Jan. 28, 
1893. 

Children of William and Elizabeth Adelaide'' 
(Parsons) Stanley: 

601 i William® Stanley, Jr., b. Nov. 22, 1858; m. Lila Court- 
ney Wetmore. 

ii Ruth® Stanley, b. Feb. 16, 1863, at Great Barrington ; 
d. July 2, 1863. 

iii Gertrude® Stanley, b. Sept., 1865, at Great Barrington; 
d. Oct., 1865. 

iv Mary® Stanley, b. Sept. 26, 1867, in New York City; 
m. Franklin P. Dabney, and d. in Albany, N. Y., 
Oct. II, 1909. No children, 
v Clara® Stanley, b. June 20, 1871, at Englewood, N. J.; 
m. Oct. 31, 1910, Thomas Francis Behan of Pitts- 
field, Mass. Child: (i) Elizabeth^ Behan, b. Oct. 
28, 191 1, at Pittsfield. 




LAVINIA" (BAKER) ALDERMAN 
i8q2 — 



SEVENTH GENERATION 335 

(Continued from p. 198, Vol. i.) 

Rev. Winfield Scott^ Parsons (Rev. Lemuel Huntington®, 
PauP, Lieut. Samuel*, Moses^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. June 21, 1823, at Lenox, Mass.; d. Sept. 12, 1899, at Wilkes 
Barre, Pa. Pie m. (i) Dec. 8, 1851, Eunice Lattin, who d. Apr, 
30, 1857. He m. (2) Oct. 5, 1859, Ellen E. Brower, who d. 
Nov. 2^, 1901. 

Child of Rev. Winfield Scott^ and Eunice (Lattin) 
Parsons : 

i Winfield Lattin*, b. Apr. 2, 1857; graduated at Lafay- 
ette College in 1879; "^- Aug. 22, 1905, Susan Mabel 
Beiddeman. Children: (i) Winfield Lattin^, b. May 
25, 1906. (2) Margaret Elinor^, b. Mar. 4, 1908. 
(3) Philip Deemer Brower^, b. Mar. 2, 1912. 

Children of Rev. Winfield Scott^ and Ellen E. 
(Brower) Parsons: 

ii Archibald Alexander^ b. May 13, 1862; Lafayette 

College, A.B. 1886, A.M. 1889. 
iii Elinor*, b. Jan. 3, 1864; d. May 17, 1902. 
iv Effie Van Gilder*, b. Apr. 23, 1867. 

V Catherine^, b. Mar. 9, 1869. 



335 Edwin^ Clark (Sarah'' Parsons, Noah^ Noah*, Noah^, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Westhampton, Mass., Apr. 
9, 1820. He moved with his father's family to Skaneateles, N. Y., 
in 1835, the men going with team and lumber wagon and the 
women by train to Albany and then by Erie Canal to the point 
nearest their destination. He was by occupation a farmer and 
was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church. In politics 
he was a Republican. He resided for seventy-three years upon 
the farm purchased by his father in 1835. He m. Oct. 19, 1852, 
Esther Warner^ Parsons, daughter of Abner Edwards and 
Dolly (Clark) Parsons (Vol. i, p. 200). He d. Nov. 17, 1907, 
loved and respected by all who knew him. "He was a Christian 
gentleman and a manly man." 



336 the parsons family 

Children of Edwin^ and Esther Warner^ (Parsons) Clark, 
all born at Skaneateles, N. Y. : 
i Edward Luther* Clark, b. Feb. i, 1856. 
ii Ellen Parsons* Clark, b. Nov. 3, 1858. 
iii Chauncey Warner* Clark, b. Aug. 4, 1864. 

336 Charles Parsons^ Clark (Sarah" Parsons, Noah^ 
Noah*, Noah^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at West- 
hampton, Mass., in 1822 (twin of Chauncey). At the age 
of twelve he was indentured to his uncle, Chester** Parsons, 
a farmer at Skaneateles, until he was twenty-one for 
his keep and $100 at his majority. He was educated 
in the country district school, and one year at the Skan- 
eateles Academy. The first year of his majority he worked for 
a farmer at $10.00 per month for eight months and during the 
winter chopped sixty cords of wood at three shillings per cord. 
For the next three years he worked for Philo Rust, landlord of 
the Old Syracuse House, at $15.00 per month. He w^as next 
employed in the freight house of the old Auburn and Syracuse 
R. R., and when several lines were consolidated into the New 
York Central R. R., in 1853, he was made freight agent for 
Syracuse, and for the next forty years he devoted himself to 
his work, the number of employees under him increasing from 
three to seventy. In 1879 he was elected President of the Syra- 
cuse Savings Bank, of w^hich he had been a director for seventeen 
years. He continued its President until his death in 1907. He 
was a Republican in politics, an Alderman, 1859-60-61, Mayor 
of Syracuse, 1869, and two terms following. He was made Police 
Commissioner 1871 and President of the Board from 1871 to 
1874. He was for many years a member of the First Presbyte- 
rian Church at Syracuse, a Trustee for ten years, and an Elder 
prior to his death. He m. in 1848, Aurelia Lyon Nolton, daughter 
of Robert Wollsly and Miriam (Gaylord) Nolton; b. at Scho- 
harie, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1826. She d. Dec. 18, 1891. He d. June 
15, 1907- 

Child of Charles Parsons'' and Aurelia Lyon 

( Nolton ) Clark : 
i Gaylord Parsons^ Clark, b. at Syracuse, Nov. 12, 1856. 
He graduated from Williams College in 1877, and 



SEVENTH GENERATION 337 

from the College of Medicine of Syracuse Uni- 
versity in 1880, A.M., Williams College, 1880. He 
practiced but a short time and was Professor of 
Anatomy in the Syracuse Medical College, 1881 to 
1891 ; Professor of Physiology, 1891 to 1907; Dean 
of the College of Medicine, 1905, until his death, 
Sept. I, 1907. He married, June 15, 1881, Jessie 
Henderson, daughter of Samuel Columbus and 
Anna (Baley) Suydam of Baldwinsville, N. Y. 
She d. in an autombile accident Aug. 29, 19 10. No 
children. 

337 Spencer Parsons'' Rust (Esther^ Parsons, Noah^, 
Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Onondaga 
Hill, N. Y., May 31, 1823; d. Jan. 20, 1888; m. Sept. 23, 1845, 
Georgiana Ostrander; b. Mar. 28, 1823; daughter of William 
W. and Renette (Weed) Ostrander. She d. Oct. 19, 1886. 

Children of Spencer Parsons' and Georgiana 

(Ostrander) Rust: 
i Charles Mortimer^ Rust, b. Apr. 11, 1848; d. 1916. 

ii Renette Weed^ Rust, b. June 27, 1850; d. Oct. 2, 
1913 ; m. Mar. 10, 1869, John H. Forey, son of 
Daniel H. and Joan (Wilbur) Forey; b. at Benning- 
ton, Vt., Dec. 9, 1844. He was a soldier in the Civil 
War; enlisted Aug. 30, 1862; discharged Aug. 31, 
1865. He was in the battles of Cold Harbor, Siege 
of Petersburg, and the Shenandoah Campaign, etc. 

iii Ives Parsons^ Rust, b. Feb. 9, 1857; d. Sept. 12, 1891, 
from electric shock while working as lineman for 
the Syracuse Electric Co. 

iv Elmer Ellsworth^ Rust, b. Nov. 21, i860; d. Apr. 3, 
1910; m. Feb. 18, 1885, Grace Freeman, daughter of 
Elisha and Adelia Ford Freeman. Child: ( i ) Elmer 
Gerald^ Rust, b. Sept. 12, 1889. 

338 Stiles Mortimer' Rust (Esther® Parsons, Noah^ 
Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Onondaga 
Hill, N. Y., Oct. 16, 1825; d. Aug. 10, 1896; m. (i) in 1853, 



338 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Eleanor Burt, who d. in 1855. He m. (2) in 1859, Olivia, 
daughter of Stephen and Rose (Van Cortlandt) Smith, who came 
to Syracuse from New Bedford, Mass., in 1823. Mr. Rust 
moved with his father's family to Syracuse, where he was prom- 
inent in business and society. He was a Republican in politics 
and held the offices of City Treasurer, School Commissioner, 
and President of the Board of Education, but ill health com- 
pelled his retirement about fifteen years prior to his death. 

Children of Stiles Mortimer^ and Olivia (Smith) Rust: 
i Ellen« Rust, m. William P. Pierce, 
ii Mary^ Rust, 
iii Edith^ Rust, 
iv Rosamond^ Rust, m. Maj. Charles Lynch. 



339 LucY^ KiNGSLEY (Joseph®, Joseph^ Jemima* Parsons, 
Noah^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 14, 1794; m. Jan. 
2, 1817, Jesse*' Lyman; b. Mar. 9, 1789; son of Capt. Azariah 
and Jemima^ (Kingsley) Lyman of Westhampton, Mass. 

Children of Jesse*' and Lucy' (Kingsley) Lyman: 
i Infant, b. and d. Apr. 2, 1820. 

ii Mary Elma^ Lyman, b. Nov. 23, 1821 ; m. Mar. 31, 
1853, Edward Harrison Norton; b. June 23, 1824; 
son of Benjamin and Alary (Rust) Norton of West- 
hampton, a hotel keeper at (Pine Hill) Elba, 
Genesee County, N. Y., 1853-7, and at Batavia, 
N. Y., for nine years, 1857-66, and Albion, N. Y., 
1866-7. He d. Apr. 13, 1867, aged 42. His father, 
Benjamin, and grandfather, Elijah, were hotel keep- 
ers. Children: (i) Daughter, b. and d. Sept. 30, 
1858, at Batavia, N. Y. (2) Charles Henry^ 
Norton, b. Sept. 4, 1859. 

iii Elihu Eustis^ Lyman, b. Nov. 21, 1824; d. Aug. 25, 
1827. 

iv William Eustis® Lyman, b. Oct. 28, 1828; d. Feb. 2y, 
1893; m. Nov. 13, 1851, Mary Elizabeth Orcutt; 
b. June 15, 1829; daughter of Dr. Henry and Mary 
(Field) Orcutt of Westhampton, Children: (i) 



SEVENTH GENERATION 339 

Lillie Belle" Lyman, b. Aug. 3, 1852; d. Feb. i, 
1855. (2) Ella'' Lyman, b. Oct. 14, 1856; d. (3) 
Myra Elma" Lyman, b. May 10, 1858. (4) Annie 
Field^ Lyman, b. Nov. 21, 1862. (5) William 
Hervey" Lyman, b. May 15, 1866. (6) Lizzie 
Rogers" Lyman, b. Feb. 9, 1869; d. Nov. 14, 1869. 
V Sylvester^ Lyman, b. June i, 1831 ; d. Apr. 10, 1832. 

340 Joseph Strong^ Kingsley (Joseph^, Joseph^, Jemima* 
Parsons, Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 17, 1799; 
m. Jan. 16, 1822, Lorinda Morris of Williamsburgh ; b. Aug. 
29, 1798; daughter of Deacon John and Desire (Street) Morris 
of Morris Point, East Haven, Conn. She d. June 24, 1834. He 
was a manufacturer at Northampton, Mass. He d. July 11, 1876, 
at Clifton, Staten Island, N. Y. 

Children of Joseph Strong'^ and Lorinda (Morris) Kingsley: 
i Alsemena Frances^ Kingsley, b. Jan. 22, 1823 ; d. May 
16, 1850; m. May 6, 1843, Edward Hooker Ensign; 
b. Aug. 21, 181 8; son of Timothy and Emily 
(Hooker) Ensign. He m. (2) Maria Barton of 
Hartford, Conn. He was a Map Publisher, and 
resided in New York. (Firm of Ensign & Bridg- 
man.) Children: (i) Charles Kingsley" Ensign, b. 
Feb. 10, 1843. (2) Emily Lorinda" Ensign, b. May 
12, 1845; d. Nov. 6, 1870, in Paris, France; m. 
Dec. 13, 1866, Rollin Bonta Sheldon; b. May 13, 
1844; son of Julius and Maria (Bonta) Sheldon of 
New York. He d. Jan. 31, 1871, at Paris, France. 
He resided at Orange, N. J., and was a merchant in 
New York City. Child: i, Emily Lorinda^" Sheldon, 
b. Aug. 24, 1870. 
ii Caroline Joan* Kingsley, b. Sept. 16, 1824; d. Apr. 
22, 1909; m. Oct. 12, 1847, Erastus Clark Bridg- 
man; b. Oct. 31, 1817; son of Clark and Sophronia 
(Clark) Bridgman of Westhampton. He d. Aug. 
25, 1870. He was a Map Publisher in N. Y. City. 
(Ensign & Bridgman.) He resided at Clifton, 
Staten Island, N. Y. Child: (i) Edward Clark" 
Bridgman, b. Oct. 28, 1849. 



340 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

iii Lorinda Morris^ Kingsley, b. Nov. 2, 1826; d. Nov. 
19, 1905; m. Oct. 12, 1857, John Dunning Dix; b. 
Apr. 23, 1815, at Ballston, N. Y. ; son of John and 
Sarah (Dunning) Dix. He was an importer of 
drugs and chemicals (Dix & Morris), in New York 
City. Children: (i) Joseph Kingsley® Dix, b. Jan. 
21, 1859. (2) Samuel Morris® Dix, b. July 22, i860. 

iv Harriet Jeanette* Kingsley, b. Jan. 10, 1829; d. Nov. 
23, 1871 ; m. May 8, 1854, Louis Tribus; b. July 19, 
1818, at Metz, France. He was a teacher of 
languages. They resided at Northampton, Mass. 
Children: (i) Charles Lucien® Tribus, b. July 8, 
1856; d. Aug. 14, 1856. (2) Caroline Lisette® 
Tribus, b. Oct. 9, 1858; d. Oct. 7, i860, at Mobile, 
Ala. (3) Louis Lincoln® Tribus, b. May 26, 1865. 

V FideUa Maria^ Kingsley, b. Feb. 25, 1831 ; d. Sept. 21, 
1836. 

vi Susan Jane^ Kingsley, b. May 15, 1834. 

341 Zenas'^ Kingsley (Joseph*', Joseph^, Jemima^ Parsons, 
Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 19, 1805, at West- 
hampton, Mass.; d. Oct. 25, 1881 ; m. Dec. 29, 1827, Susan 
Elwell; b. Feb. 7, 1806. She d. Feb. 15, 1850, at Northampton. 
He was a merchant at Westhampton until 1832 when he removed 
to Northampton where he was a woolen manufacturer until 
1867. He then removed to Columbia, N. H., where he resided 
in 1870 as a manufacturer of woolen goods, and d. there Oct. 
25, 1881. 

Children of Zenas'^ and Susan (Elwell) Kingsley: 
i Susan Melissa^ Kingsley, b. Oct. 3, 1828; m. Nov. 28, 
1849, Henry Moore Parsons; b. Sept. 14, 1827; 
son of Asa and Betsey (Hall) Parsons. He was a 
farmer at Westhampton, Mass. (Record of family 
of Henry Moore^ Parsons in Vol. i, p. 299.) 
Children: (i) William Henry®, b. June 24, 1855; 
d. May 7, 1857. (2) Susan Ella®, b. Jan. 19, 1859. 
(3) Carrie Webster®, b. Oct. 4, 1862; d. Feb. 10, 
1864. (4) Mahlon Kingsley®, b. Mar. 27, 1864. (5) 
Edna Hall®, b. Feb. 23, 1869. (6) Lillian Grant®, 
b. Apr. 26, 1870. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 34' 

ii Edward Webster^ Kingsley, b. July 21, 1831, at West- 
hampton, Mass.; m. Oct. 15, 1867, Mary Etta 
Chapman; b. May 15, 1833, at Westhampton; 
daughter of Anson and Electa Wales (Hooker) 
Chapman. He was a wheelwright at Columbia, 
N. H. He d. July 6, 1913. 

iii Joseph Hinckley^ Kingsley, b. Dec. 27, 1832, at North- 
ampton, Mass.; m. June 19, 1862, Elmina Norton; 
b. Feb. 5, 1839, at Rochester, N. Y. ; daughter of 
Horace Kent and Margaret (Pohemus) Norton of 
Rochester. He was a farmer at Southampton, 
Mass., in 1870. He d. May 23, 1904. Children: 
(i) Horace Norton^ Kingsley, b. June 25, 1863, 
at Northampton, Mass.; d. July 27, 1864. (2) 
Nelly Howard^ Kingsley, b. Sept. 7, 1864. (3) 
Dwight Hinckley^ Kingsley, b. Alar. 24, 1866. (4) 
Edith Miriam^ Kingsley, b. May 19, 1870. 

iv Cynthia Strong^ Kingsley, b. Mar. i, 1835; d. Jan. 

14, 1887; m. Dec. I, 1870, Charles Clark. 

V Zenas Mahlon^ Kingsley, b. Nov. 25, 1836; d. Mar. 

15, 1862, at Newbern, N. C. He enlisted in Co. A, 
27th Regt., Mass. Vols., Sept. 13, 1861, for the 
war. He was in Burnside's Coast Expedition, at the 
batde of Roanoke Island, and d. of typhoid fever on 
U. S. Steamer at Newbern, N. C. 

vi Nelson Howard* Kingsley, b. Jan. 5, 1839; d. Sept. 25, 
1904; m. Oct. 8, 1868, Lizzie Jane Pomeroy; b. 
Dec. 24, 1845, a-t Southampton, Mass. ; daughter of 
Waitstill Strong and Almira (Eetham) Pomeroy. 
He enlisted in Co. A, 27th Regi:., Mass. Vols., Sept. 
13, 1861. He was at the battles of Roanoke Island, 
Kingston, Whitehall, Goldsboro and Siege of Wash- 
ington, N. C. ; was discharged for ill health, and 
re-enlisted Nov. 25, 1863, for the rest of the war in 
the same company and regiment; was at the battles 
near Petersburg and at Drury's Bluff, where he was 
taken prisoner May 15, 1864, and confined in 
Libby Prison, Andersonville, Mellen, Savannah, 
Blackshen, Thomasville, etc., for eleven months and 
six days ; was paroled Apr. 22, 1865, and discharged 



342 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

June 21, 1865. He was a farmer at Southampton, 

in 1870. 
vii Ellen Victoria* Kingsley, b. May 16, 1840; in 1870, 

resided at Columbia, N. H. 
viii Justus Holland"^ Kingsley, b. Dec. 30, 1842 ; in 1870 was 

a lumberman at Columbia, N. H. Now (1917) re- 
sides at Westhampton, Mass. 
ix Fidelia Maria* Kingsley, b. Oct. 18, 1845; in 1870 

resided at Columbia, N. H. Now (1917) resides 

at Westhampton, Mass. 

342 Wealthy^ Kingsley (Ezra®, Joseph^, Jemima* Parsons, 
Noah^ Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 26, 1796; d. July 
25, i860; m. Oct. 3, 1821, John Adams Judd, son of Solomon and 
Princess (Hannum) Judd of Westhampton, Mass. He was a 
merchant and Postmaster at Westhampton. 

Children of John Adams and Wealthy^ (Kingsley) Judd: 
i Amoret Rosalia* Judd, b. Oct. 5, 1822 ; d. Mar. 26, 1883 ; 
m. Nov. 16, 1842, Enoch Hale Lyman; b. Oct. 28, 
1820; son of Enoch and Silence (Edwards) Lyman. 
He was a merchant at South Deerfield, Mass. Chil- 
dren: (i) Worthington Hooker^ Lyman, b. Apr. 12, 
1848; m. (i) Oct. 5, 1870, Susan E. Thayer of South 
Deerfield. She d. leaving one child, Hattie Maud^° 
Lyman; b. Sept. 5, 1874. He m. (2) Alice Edwards 
of Easthampton, who had one child, George^° Lyman, 
b. Mar. i, 1879. Worthington Hooker** Lyman, d. 
Aug. 7, 1907. (2) Sarah Jane® Lyman, b. June 8, 
1852; d. Nov. 9, 1856. 
ii Wealthy Jane* Judd, b. Jan. 10, 1825 ; d. Jan. 2y, 1901 ; 
m. Oct. 23, 1849, Hon. Josiah Hooker; b. Apr. 17, 
1796; son of Judge John and Sarah (Dwight) 
Hooker of Springfield, Mass. ; a graduate of Yale 
College, 1815; lawyer. Justice of the Peace, twice 
Member of the Legislature, and was President of 
the Springfield Savings Bank. He d. July 14, 1870, 
aged 74. 
iii Harriet Augusta* Judd, b. Aug. 14, 1834; d. Mar. 
7, 1910; m. Feb. 12, 1879, Amos C. Shepard. 
She was a teacher. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 343 

iv Frederick Hannum^ Judd, b. July 14, 1839; d. Feb. 
12, 1906, at Westhampton; m. Oct. 15, 1862, Eliza- 
beth Amelia Hubbard of Williamsburg, Mass.; 
daughter of Sylvannus and (Nichols) Hubbard. 
She d. Nov. 19, 1908, at Northampton. He was a 
merchant and Postmaster at Westhampton. Chil- 
dren: (i) Myra Lizzie^ Judd, b. Aug. 4, 1863; d. 
Aug. 3, 1897; m. Wilmot R. Jones. (2) Guy Hub- 
bard^ Judd, b. Oct. 5, 1870; d. Nov. 4, 1889. (3) 
Harriet Frances^ Judd, b. June 15, 1872; m. Nov. 
29, 1908, at Westhampton, George D. Orner of 
Springfield, Mass. (4) Frederick Hooker^ Judd, 
b. Nov. 23, 1875; d. June 2, 1876. (5) Adah 
Miriam^ Judd, b. Oct. 25, 1880. (6) Delbert 
Lyman^ Judd, b. Sept. 27, 1882. 

343 Oren^ Kingsley (Ezra*^, Joseph^ Jemima* Parsons, 
Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Northampton, Mass., 
Nov. 20, 1802 ; d. June 6, 1876, at Northampton ; m. Nov. 25, 1825, 
Emily Hooker; b. Dec. 27, 1803; daughter of Capt. Henry and 
Sylvia (Wales) Hooker of Westhampton. She d. Apr. 17, 
1871. He was a grocer at Northampton, Mass. 

Children of Oren'' and Emily (Hooker) Kingsley: 
i Julia Ann Rust^ Kingsley, b. Feb. 23, 1827; d. Apr. 
12, 1905, at Northampton ; m. Nov. 4, 1846, Oliver 
Clark Bridgman. He d. July 26, 1896, at North- 
ampton. Children: (i) Elizabeth^ Bridgman, b. June 
9, 1848; d. Sept. 17, 1848. (2) Louise® Bridgman, 
b. May 10, 1851 ; d. Sept. 16, 1852. (3) A son, 
b. July 24, 1852; d. Aug. 12, 1852. 
ii Sarah Henry^ Kingsley, b. Jan. 29, 1828; d. Feb. 3, 
1861 ; m. Jan. 15, 1848, George B. Drury. Children: 
(i) Charles Henry^ Drury, b. Nov. 19, 1850; d. 
Sept. 19, 185 1. (2) Mary Hooker® Drury, b. Oct. 
23, 1857; d. Mar. 17, 1876. (3) George Henry® 
Drury, b. Jan. i, 1861 ; m. Aug. 5, 1891, Florence 
May Stebbins of Hadley, Mass. Children: i, George 
Howard^° Drury, b. Nov. 12, 1892; d. Jan. 27, 
1894. 2, Mae Kingsley^® Drury, b. Jan. 3, 1896. 3, 
Ralph Stebbins^^ Drury, b. July 14, 1899. 



344 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

iii Emily Elsia® Kingsley, b. Aug. 22, 1830; d. Apr. 17, 
1856; m. June 12, 1850, Elisha P. Bartlett. Children: 
(i) Edward Ashmun^ Bartlett, b. Jan. 18, 1852; 
d. Apr. 2, 1903; m. Mar. 11, 1875, Emma Jessamine 
Bird of Brooklyn, N. Y. She d. Dec. 17, 1912. 
Children: i, Elsa Jessamine^" Bartlett, b. Apr. 17, 
1876; d. Sept. 13, 1878. 2, Edward Munson^° 
Bartlett, b. Aug. 16, 1877; d. Sept. 12, 1878. 3, 
Elsie Kingsley^*^ Bartlett, b. June 8, 1879; d. Aug. 
14, 1900. 4, Ashmun Bird^° Bartlett, b. May 5, 1882 ; 
d. May 6, 1882. 5, Ruby Bird" Bartlett, b. Nov. 
I, 1885. 6, Clifford Munson" Bartlett, b. Nov. 
5, 1890. (2) Emily Hooker^ Bartlett, b. Apr. 2, 

1855- 
iv Charles Hooker^ Kingsley, b. Oct. 24, 1832; d. Sept. 

17, 1848. 

v Edward Munson^ Kingsley, b. Aug. 18, 1839; d. Aug. 
12, 1868; m. Oct. 15, 1862, Josephine D. Graves of 
Conway, Mass. Children: (i) Charles Hooker^ 
Kingsley, b. Dec. 22, 1864; d. Aug. 23, 1865. (2) 
Carrie Elsie® Kingsley, b. Aug. 14, 1866; m. July 
20, 1892, at Williamsburg, Mass., James Foster 
Wells. Children: i, Edith Josephine" Wells, b. 
Apr. 19, 1893. 2, Katharine Kingsley" Wells, b. 
Mar. 26, 1899; d. Jan. 16, 1900. 3, Kenneth 
Kingsley" Wells, b. June 24, 1903. 

vi Ellen Maria^ Kingsley, b. June 6, 1842 ; m. Feb. 20, 
1874, Judson Bradley, M.D., of Stockbridge, Mass. 
He d. June 14, 1889, at Detroit, Mich. Children: 
(i) Oliver Bridgman® Bradley, b. Nov. 20, 1877; 
m. Feb. 11, 1908, Azilla Margaret Carter. Children: 
I, Barbara Kingsley" Bradley, b. Jan. 4, 1910. 2, 
Herbert Carter" Bradley, b. Jan. 4, 1910; d. Jan. 
4, 191 1. 3, Oliver Bridgman" Bradley, Jr., b. May 
30, 1913. (2) Lucy Maria® Bradley, b. June 9, 
1880; d. Dec. 2, 1910, at Northampton. 

344 Ezra Munson^ Kingsley (Ezra^, Joseph^, Jemima* 
Parsons, Noah^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 31, 1817, 
at Westhampton, Mass.; m. (i) July 2, 1844, Sarah Ann Camp^ 



SEVENTH GENERATION 345 

bell, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Newkirk) Campbell of 
New York City. She d. Jan. 27, 1845. He m. (2) Jan. 14, 
1848, in the Mt. Vernon Congregational Church, Boston, Mass., 
Almira Woodward Acorn; b. Feb. 22, 1823, at Wiscasset, Maine; 
daughter of George and Jerusha (Taylor) Acorn. She d. Sept. 
4, 1897, in New York City. He was a merchant in New York 
City and for many years the Treasurer of the Union Theological 
Seminary in New York City. He d. Feb. 9, 1903. 

Children of Ezra Munson^ and Almir.\ Woodward 
(Acorn) Kingsley, 
all born in New York City: 
i Helen CampbelP Kingsley, b. Oct. 27, 1856. 
ii William Morgan® Kingsley, b. Dec. 16, 1863; m. in 
New York City, Nov. 6, 1890, Susan Buek; b. 
in New York City, Nov. 22, 1870; daughter of 
Charles and Abbie Buek. Mr. Kingsley is a gradu- 
ate of the New York University, A.B. 1883, A.M. 
1886. He was a banker ; was with Brown Brothers, 
New York City, 1883 to 189 1. In 189 1 he organ- 
ized the firm of Kingsley, Mabon & Co., as brokers, 
1891 to 1906. He has been Vice-President of the 
United States Trust Co., New York City, since 
1905, and President of the Board of Directors of the 
Union Theological Seminary since 1913; is Treas- 
urer of the Syrian Protestant College, and New York 
University; is Chairman of the New York State, 
and Vice-President of the New York City Y. M. 
C. A. ; Vice-President and Director of the Pres- 
byterian Hospital, New York City ; a member of the 
Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association, and the 
University, Psi Upsilon, Down Town, and Ardsley 
Clubs. He is a member of the Madison Square 
Presbyterian Church and is active in Church and 
Y. M. C. A. work, and a liberal contributor to reli- 
gious, charitable and philanthropic causes. Children: 
(all born in New York City) : (i) Charles Park- 
hurst^ Kingsley, b. Oct. 13, 1892. (2) Almira^ 
Kingsley, b. Oct. i, 1897. (3) Mabon^ Kingsley, b. 
Mar. I, 1900. (4) Elsa^ Kingsley, b. Mar. i, 1900 
(adopted). 



346 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

345 Pamelia^ Kingsley (Bela*', Joseph^ Jemima* Parsons, 
Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. ; m. Oct. 28, 
1818, Lewis Bartlett of Westhampton, Mass. He d. Sept. 19, 
1863. She d. May 27, 1840, at Westhampton. 

Children of Lewis and Pamelia'^ (Kingsley) Bartlett: 
i Lewis Watson^ Bartlett, b. Nov., 1820. 
ii Bela« Bartlett, b. Jan., 1826. 
iii Marianna^ Bartlett, b. Oct. 13, 1833; d. Aug. 2j, 1895. 

346 Elizabeth Stiles^ Norton (Miriam^ Kingsley, Joseph^ 
Jemima* Parsons, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 
6, 1803; d. Apr. 4, 1834; m. Dec. 28, 1826, Jesse Elwell; b. 
Mar. 17, 1802; son of Amariah and Cynthia (Fairman) Elwell 
of Westhampton. He was a farmer at Southampton in 1870. 

Children of Jesse and Elizabeth Stiles^ (Norton) Elwell: 
i Angeline^ Elwell, b. Nov. 4, 1827; m. Dec. 11, 1849, 
Walter Porter Clark ; b. Dec. 9, 1822 ; son of Asher 
and Sibyl (Warren) Clark of Westhampton. He d. 
May 26, 1859. Hs was a farmer at Westhampton. 
Children: (i) Eliza Sibylla® Clark, b. Dec. 27, 1854. 
(2) Sarah Ann® Clark, b. July 7, 1859. 
ii Philitus Stiles® Elwell, b. Apr. 12, 1829; m. 
Apr. 7, 1866, Jane M. Dwight of Hatfield, Mass.; 
b. May 3, 1829; daughter of William and Rebecca 
(Sadler) Dwight. 
iii Elizabeth® Elwell, b. Jan. 31, 1831 ; d. May 9, 1857; 
m. Oct. 9, 1854, Luman French Clark; b. Jan. 21, 
1829. He m. (2) Nancy Elwell; daughter of 
Jesse. He m. (3) Nov., 1859, Polly Dudley of 
Brattleboro. Vt. 



347 Horace Kent^ Norton (Miriam^ Kingsley, Joseph^, 
Jemima* Parsons, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 
25, 1812; d. Nov. 22, 1861 ; m. Dec. i, 1834, Margaret Polhemus; 
b. May 5, 1814, in Western Onondaga County, N. Y. She d. 
Feb. 17, 1864, aged 49. 



seventh generation 347 

Children of Horace Kent^ and Margaret (Polhemus) 

Norton : 
i Miriam Kingsley^ Norton, b. Jan. 31, 1836; m. May 
31, 1853, Samuel Austin Bond; b. Aug. i8, 1832. 
He was a Mason, and in 1870 resided at Milwaukee, 
Wis. Children: (i) Florence Evelyn^ Bond, b. 
Mar. 6, 1854. (2) Ada Viola^ Bond, b. Nov. 26, 
1855. (3) Charles Almon^ Bond, b. Dec. 19, 1857. 
(4) Austin James^ Bond, b. Nov. 26, i860. (5) 
Miriam Amelia^ Bond, b. Nov. 20, 1864. (6) 
George Alfred^ Bond, b. Mar. 12, 1868. 

ii Elmina® Norton, b. Feb. 5, 1839, at Rochester, N. Y. ; 
m. June 19, 1862, Joseph Hinckley^ Kingsley, son 
of Zenas and Susan (Elwell) Kingsley of Columbia, 
N. H. 

iii William Henry^ Norton, b. July 9, 1841, at Rochester, 
N. Y. 

iv Cora Alta® Norton, b. Oct. 11, 1846; m. George Strong 
of Hatfield. Mass. 



348 Joseph Drances^ Norton (Miriam'^ Kingsley, Joseph^, 
Jemima* Parsons, Noah'^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 
18, 1815; d. Apr. 26, 1902; m. Oct. 8, 1840, Anna Elwell Bridg- 
man, b. Sept. 7, 1819; d. Oct. 15, 1897; daughter of Spencer 
and Dotha (Burt) Bridgman of Westhampton, Mass. He was 
a carpenter, and resided at Westhampton, in 1870. 

Children of Joseph Drances^ and Anna Elwell 
(Bridgman ) Norton : 
i Lucilia Ann^ Norton, b. Apr. 29, 1842, at Northampton; 
d. Jan. 22, 1846. 

ii Leonard Marshall^ Norton, b. Apr. 17, 1844, at West- 
hampton, Mass. 

iii Eugene Burt® Norton, b. Oct. 15, 1846; d. Aug. 14, 
1847. 

iv Isabella^ Norton, b. Nov. 11, 1848, at Westhampton. 

V Emma Josephine® Norton, b. Sept. 3, 185 1, at West- 
hampton; d. Mar. 19, 1852. 

vi Melvina® Norton, b. Sept. 9, 1852; d. Aug. 19, 1853. 



348 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

vii Drances Coggin^ Norton, b. Aug. i, 1855. 

viii Thomas Grant^ Norton, b. Aug. 25, 1858. 

ix Mary Submit^ Norton, b. Nov. 2, i860. 



349 Climena'' Wait (Dorcas® Kingsley, Joseph^, Jemima* 
Parsons, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 13, 
1806; m. (i) Dec, 1825, Waldo Hunt Ludden, son of Benjamin 
and Theodosia (Hunt) Ludden of Williamsburg, Mass. He 
d. Dec, 1825. She m. (2) Apr., 1835, Sylvester Barnard of 
Shelburne, Mass. ; son of Elisha Barnard, her stepfather. 

Child of Waldo Hunt and Climena^ (Wait) Ludden: 
i Rev. Waldo Whitney^ Ludden, b. Apr. 2, 1827; gradu- 
ated from Williams College, 1851, Union Theological 
Seminary, N. Y., 1854; preached at Magnolia, low^a, 
1855; teacher of music. New Haven, Conn., 1857; 
enlisted, Aug., 1862, in Co. G, 37th Regt., Mass. 
Vols., and served during the war. In 1870 he was 
a farmer at Elkhorn, Neb. 

Child of Sylvester and Climena^ (Wait) (Ludden) 
Barnard: 
i Climena Jane® Barnard, b. Sept. 5, 1839; m. Sept. 5, 
i860, James Barrett. He was a merchant at Omaha, 
Neb., in 1870. 

350 Emily Strong'^ Wait (Dorcas® Kingsley, Joseph^, 
Jemima* Parsons, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 
29, 1808; m. Feb. 8, 1827, Joseph Fitch Ludden, son of Benjamin 
and Theodosia (Hunt) Ludden of Williamsburg, Mass. He was 
a farmer at Williamsburg, Mass. 

Children of Joseph Fitch and Emily Strong'^ (Wait) 

Ludden : 
i Anna Luthera® Ludden, b. Oct. 4, 1828; d. in 1915. 
ii Waldo Hunt^ Ludden, b. Dec. 5, 183 1 ; d. June 24, 

1833. 
iii Joseph Fitch® Ludden, b. July 12, 1834; d. May 12, 

1836. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 349 

351 Oliver Dickinson^ Wait (Dorcas*' Kingsley, Joseph®, 
Jemima* Parsons, Noah^, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 
12, 1810; d. 1878; m. Feb. i8, 1833, Emily Guilford. 

Children of Oliver Dickinson" and Emily (Guilford) Wait: 

i Lyman Draper^ Wait, b. Nov. 18, 1834; m. Nov. 29, 

i860, Grace Ann Warner. He was a farmer at 

Williamsburg, Mass. 

ii Salmon^ Wait, b. Jan. 20, 1837; d. Sept. 30, 1863. He 

v^as a soldier in the 52d Regt., Mass. Vols, 
iii Ezra Harrison^ Wait, b. Apr. 5, 1840; m. June 15, 
1865, Jeanette Bartlett. 



352 Hervey Stanton'' Kingsley (Dorcas*', Joseph^ Jemima* 
Parsons. Noah^. Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 6, 1814; 
d. Jan. 2, 1844, aged 29 years; m. Abi Kinne of Chesterfield, 
Mass.; daughter of Abner and Lydia (Stanton) Kinne. He 
was a teacher in Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, N. Y., where 
he resided after 1839. 

Children of Hervey Stanton^ and Abi (Kinne) Kingsley, 
all born at Ellicottville, N. Y. : 
i Sarah Hermina^ Kingsley, b. Aug. 25, 1838. 
ii Nelson Strong^ Kingsley, b. Apr. 2, 1840. In 1870 he 

resided at Geneva, Minn, 
iii Hervey Stanton* Kingsley, b. Mar. 28, 1843; d- Apr. 
28, 1846. 



353 Eliza Ann^ Kingsley (Dorcas^ Joseph^ Jemima* 
Parsons, Noah^ Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. May 25, 1818; 
d. Nov. 2, 1852, at Ellicottville, N. Y. ; m. Feb. 21, 1837, Elisha 
S. Williams. They resided at Ellicottville, N. Y. 

Children of Elisha S. and Eliza Ann^ (Kingsley) 
Williams : 
i Lucien* Williams, b. Feb. , 1842. 
ii Amelia* Williams, b. Apr. 12, 1847. 
iii Frances Eliza® Williams, b. , 1848. 



350 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

354 Rowland Avery^ Kingsley ( Wareham**, Joseph^, 
Jemima* Parsons, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 
28, 1815, at Westhampton, Mass. ; d. Nov. 17, 1853 ; m. at Suffield, 
Conn., Apr. 16, 1839, Pamelia Morey; b. Feb. 7, 1819; daughter 
of Timothy and Ruth (Ryerson) Morey of Westhampton. She 
m. (2) Mar. 24, 1857, Almeron A.^ Kingsley, her husband's 
brother. 

Children of Rowland Avery^ and Pamelia (Morey) 
Kingsley r 

i Mary Jane* Kingsley, b. Jan. 25, 1841, at Westfield, 

Mass.; d. Apr. 16, 1842. 
ii Rowland Monroe® Kingsley, b. June 27, 1843; d. Apr. 

13, 1864, at Newbern, N. C. 
iii Infant, b. Nov. 20; d. Dec. 20, 1845. 
iv Emma Josephine® Kingsley, b. Feb. 2, 1848; m. Apr. 
18, 1867, Edward L. Freeman; b. Mar. 20, 1843, 
at Parkman, Ohio, where they resided. Child: (i) 
Minnie Josie^ Freeman, b. Oct. 29, 1868, d. Jan. 
10, 1869. 
v Olive Jane® Kingsley, b. Apr. 22, 1852. 
vi Rose Alsemena® Kingsley, b. Jan. 31, 1854. 

355 Alvin Wareham^ Kingsley (Wareham", Joseph^, 
Jemima* Parsons, Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, Comet Joseph^), b. Oct. 
4, 1816, at Westhampton, Mass. ; d. May 23, 1904 ; m. Nov. 30, 
1853, Charlotte Augusta Wood; b. May 20, 1825, at Southampton, 
Mass.; daughter of James and Hannah (Moore) Wood. He 
was a farmer at Westhampton, Mass. 

Children of Alvin Wareham'^ and Charlotte Augusta 
(Wood) Kingsley: 
i Alvin Lafayette® Kingsley, b. Apr. 3, 1854; d. Feb. 4, 

1871. 
ii Olive Avery® Kingsley, b. July 14, 1856. 
iii Eunice Myra® Kingsley, b. Aug. 23, 1858; d. Aug. 12, 

1907. 
iv Roland Almeron® Kingsley, b. July 26, 1861 ; d. Feb. 

10, 1871. 
v Infant, b. and d. July 25, 1862. 
vi William Wareham® Kingsley, b. Dec. i, 1863. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 351 

356 Almeron AJ Kingsley (Wareham^, Joseph^, Jemima* 
Parsons, Noah^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 17, 1822, 
at Westhampton, Mass.; d. Nov., 1896; m. Mar. 24, 1857, Mrs. 
Pamelia (Morey) Kingsley (widow of his brother, Rowland A.) 
He d. Nov., 1896, aged 68. 

Children of Almeron A.'^ and Pamelia (Morey) Kingsley: 
i Hattie Maria® Kingsley, b. Apr. 5, 1858, at Huntington, 

Mass. 
ii Millie Bella^ Kingsley, b. Nov. 5, i860, 
iii Sarah Lyman^ Kingsley, b. Dec. 31, 1862. 

357 Arlina Shepard^ Kingsley (Marvel®, Joseph^, Jemima* 
Parsons, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 19, 1827; 
m. June, 1847, George Nelson King; b. Oct. 16, 1820; d. Nov. 
16, 1900, in Lee Centre, 111. He was a farmer at China, Lee 
County, 111. 

Children of George Nelson and Arlina Shepard'^ 
(Kingsley) King: 
i Nelson Monroe* King, b. Aug. 12, 1848; d. Aug. 14, 

1881. 
ii Elijah Lyman* King, b. Mar. 9, 1852. 
iii Charles Ashley* King, b. Nov. 8, 1859. 
iv Martin Wright* King, b. Jan. 17, 1862; d. Oct. 15, 
1881. 

358 Elmira Norton'^ Kingsley (Marvel®, Joseph^, Jemima* 
Parsons, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 19, 1827; 
d. Nov. 19, 1875 (twin of Arlina) ; m. Nov. 4, 1852, Charles 
Clark King; b. Mar. 20, 1830; d. May 2, 1873; son of Elijah 
and Abigail (Wright) King of Westhampton, Mass. 

Children of Charles Clark and Elmira Norton^ 
(Kingsley) King: 
i Abby Anna* King, b. Dec. 11, 1856. 
ii Emily Louisa* King, b. Jan. 11, 1862; d. Jan. 14, 

1862. 
iii William Marvel* King, b. Mar. 21, 1866. 
iv Amelia Charlotte* King, b. Sept. 6, 1868; d. Apr. 19, 
1869. 



352 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

359 Rev. Dorus^ Clarke, D.D. (Jemima^ Lyman, Jemima^ 
Kingsley, Jemima* Parsons, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Jan. 2, 1797, at Northampton, Mass.; m. May 20, 
1824, Hannah Alvord BHss ; b. Dec. 21, 1801 ; daughter of 
Gad and Deborah (Olcott) Bliss of Longmeadow. He graduated 
from WilHams College in 1817, and from Andover Theological 
Seminary in 1820; was settled at Blandford, Mass., for twelve 
years (1823-1835) and at Chicopee Falls, for six years (1835- 
1841). In 1841 he removed to Boston and was associate editor 
and proprietor of New England Puritan of Boston (1841-1845), 
of the Christian Parlor Magazine (1845-1847), and of the 
Christian Times ( 1845-185 1 ) , all published at Boston. He resided 
during these times on a small farm at Waltham and supplied 
pulpits and wrote for magazines and papers. After 1867, he was 
the historiographer of the New England Historic Genealogical 
Society. He resided in Boston in 1874. 

Children of Rev. Dorus" and Hannah Alvord 
(Bliss) Clarke: 

i Susan Cornelia^ Clarke, b. Mar. 3, 1825, at Blandford, 
Mass; m. Sept. 13, 1847, Samuel Dennis Warren; 
b. Sept. 13, 1817, at Grafton, Mass.; son of John 
and Susannah (Groat) Warren. He was a mer- 
chant in Boston. Children: (i) Josiah Fiske^ 
Warren, b. May 11, 1850; d. Feb. 6, 1852, at Boston. 
(2) Samuel Dennis^ Warren, b. Jan. 25, 1852, at 
Boston. (3) Henry Clarke^ Warren, b. Nov. 18, 
1854, at Boston. (4) Cornelia Lyman^ Warren, b. 
Mar. 21, 1857, at Waltham. (5) Edward Perry^ 
Warren, b. June 8, i860, at Waltham, (6) Fred- 
erick Fiske^ Warren, b. July 3, 1862, at Waltham. 

ii Henry Martyn^ Clarke, b. Nov. 19, 1826, at Blandford; 
m, Oct. 15, 1857, Jane Loomer Hurlburt; b. May 27, 
1832, at South Lee, Mass. ; daughter of Thomas and 
Lucy (Loomer) Hurlburt. He was a paper manu- 
facturer and merchant at Boston. Children: (i) 
Catharine Hurlburt^ Clarke, b. Feb. 29, 1864, at Bel- 
mont, Mass. (2) Henry Martyn^ Clarke, b. Aug. i, 
1865, at Belmont, Mass. 
iii William Bliss® Clarke, b. July 21, 1829; d. Oct. 28, 



SEVENTH GENERATION 353 

1864, at St. Louis, Mo., where he was a lawyer 
(1859-1864) ; unm. ; buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 
Boston. 

iv Ellen Sarah Sophia^ Clarke, b. July 21, 1833, at Bland- 
ford, Mass. 

V Mary Lyman^ Clarke, b. Dec. 10, 1839, at Springfield, 
Mass. 



360 Rev. Tertius Strong^ Clarke, D.D. (Jemima® Lyman, 
Jemima^ Kingsley, Jemima* Parsons, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Dec. 17, 1798, at Westhampton, Mass.; m. (i) Sept. 
10, 1828, Almira Alcott Marshall; b. Apr. 12, 1803; daughter 
of Charles and Mary ( ) Marshall of Granville, Mass. She 
d. Sept. 23, 1856. He m. (2) Nov. 9, 1858, Mary Rattle; b. 
Mar. 15, 1812; daughter of James and Sarah ( ) Rattle of 
England, and later of Skaneateles, N. Y., and Cuyahoga Falls, 
Ohio. He graduated from Yale College in 1824, from Auburn 
Theological Seminary, New York, in 1827 ; settled at South Deer- 
field, Mass. (1827-34), Haddam, Conn. (1834-37), Stockbridge, 
Mass. (1837-50), Penn Yan, N. Y. (1850-52), Franklin, Dela- 
ware County, N. Y. (1852-58). He resided at Cuyahoga Falls, 
Ohio (1858-62) without pastoral charge and then settled at 
Weedsport, N. Y., over the Presbyterian Church (1862-66). 
In 1870 he resided at Cuyahoga Falls, N. Y. 

Children of Rev. Tertius Strong'^ and Almira Alcott 
(Marshall) Clarke: 
i Helen Sophia^ Clarke, b. Oct. 2y, 1829, at South Deer- 
field, Mass.; d. Jan. 31, 1831. 
ii Edward Payson^ Clarke, b. July 5, 183 1 ; d. Sept. i, 
1853, at Franklin, Delaware County, N. Y. ; gradu- 
ated from Yale College in 1850. 
iii Helen Elizabeth* Clarke, b. Feb. 19, 1833, at South 
Deerfield, Mass. ; m. Aug. 6, 1856, Prof. Even 
William Evans ; b. Jan. 6, 1827, near Swansea, South 
Wales; son of William and Catharine (Howell) 
Evans of England, later of Bradford County, Pa, 
He graduated from Yale College in 1851; was a 
tutor at Yale, 1855-56; Professor of Mathematics 



354 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

at Marietta College, Ohio, 1857-64; in Europe 1867- 
68 ; Professor of Mathematics in Cornell University, 
Ithaca, N. Y., after 1868. Children: (i) Alice^ 
Evans, b. Sept. 29, 1857. (2) Kate Clarke^ Evans, 
b. Dec. 29, 1862. 
iv Mary Marshall Clarke, b. Jan. 4, 1835, at Haddam, 
Conn.; d. Jan. 31, 1861, at Union Springs, N. Y. ; 
m. Oct. 5, 1859, Rev. Thomas Boyd Hudson; b. July 
8, 1826, at Auburn, N. Y. ; son of Emanuel Daven- 
port and Margaret (Boyd) Hudson. He m. (2) 
June II, 1863, Clara Baber of Skaneateles, N. Y. ; 
b. Mar. 6, 1841 ; daughter of Francis and Jane 
(Howell) Baber. He graduated from Ham.ilton 
College in 1851, was tutor there 1854-56; graduated 
from Auburn Theological Seminary^ 1859; settled 
at Union Springs, N. Y., July 1859-61 ; was Chaplain 
1861-62, in 75th Regt, N. Y. Vols. ; was stated 
supply at Fulton, N. Y., 1862-63, later at Northeast, 
Pa., and Clinton, N. Y., where he resided in 1870. 
Child: (i) Edward Clarke^ Hudson, b. Jan. 20, 1861, 
at Union Springs, N. Y. 
V Catherine Elizabeth'* Clarke, b. Oct. 2y, 1836, at Had- 
dam, Conn. ; m. at Franklin, Delaware County, N. Y., 
May 20, 1857, Schuyler Bliss Steers; b. Aug. 4, 
1832; son of Ira and Lucy (Bliss) Steers of Hart- 
wick, N. Y. He was a cotton broker, and in 1870 
resided at Columbus, Miss. Children: (i) Mary 
Clarke^ Steers, b. June 6, 1858, at Marietta, Ohio. 
(2) Edward Curran® Steers, b. Aug. i, 1863, at 
Racine, Wis. (3) Kate Clarke^ Steers, b. Oct. 13, 
1869, at Ithaca, N. Y. ; d. May 27, 1870, at Columbus, 
Miss. 



361 Mary Elizabeth" Parsons (Sylvanus", Sylvanus^, 
Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 9, 1820; 
m. Dec. 8, 1840, Thomas Sewell ; b. in London, England, in 
181 5, and came to New York in 1823. He was a merchant in 
New York City at No. i Barclay Street, an importer of silks, 
velvets, notions, etc. He d. Dec. 7, 1892. She d. Dec. 24, 1863. 



seventh generation 355 

Children of Thomas and Mary Elizabeth^ (Parsons) 

Sewell : 
i Thomas Parsons^ Sewell, b. Dec. i8, ; d. Aug. 2, 

1868. He was a member of the 13th Regt., Nat. 
Guard, Brooklyn. 

602 ii Isabel Louisa^ Sewell, b. Jan. 17, 1851; m. Thomas 

Singer Parvin. 
iii WilHam Emmett® Sewell, b. Aug. 12, 1855; d. Feb. 
1902, in Philadelphia, Pa. ; m. in New Orleans, La., 
Dec. II, 1882, Olive V. Vail; b. in New Orleans, 
May 5, 1862. Her father was a sea captain. Child: 
( I ) Hazel Lillian^ Sewell ; b. in New Orleans, Sept. 
14, 1886; m. Ernest Lome Klock, Oct. 31, 1916. 
He is a sugar planter. 

603 iv Winona Barker* Sewell, b. Sept. 25, 1861 ; m. James 

Traquair Lang. 

362 Harriet'^ Parsons (Sylvanus'', Sylvanus^, Noah^, Noah^, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at , in 1822; d. ; m. 
Harleigh Mather; b. in 1822, at Greenbush (now Rensselaer, 
N. Y.). 

Children of Harleigh and Harriet'' (Parsons) Mather: 
i Thomas Parsons* Mather, b. ; m. in 1867, at 

Greenbush, N. Y., Ella Baggs. Children: (i) Irv- 
ing^ Mather. (2) Cora^ Mather. 
ii Isabel* Mather, 
iii Mary Elizabeth* Mather, 
iv Harleigh* Mather, 
v Lois* Mather, 
vi Moreland* Mather, 
vii Ovid* Mather. 

363 Harvey Emmett'' Parsons (Sylvanus®, Sylvanus^, 
Noah*, Noah^ Esq. Joseph-, Comet Joseph^), b. Aug. 4, 1834; 
m. at Greenbush, N. Y., Apr. 17, 1854, Elizabeth Penfield; b. 
Jan. 15, 1836, at Hudson, N. Y. He was 2d Lieutenant in the 52d 
Regt., N. Y. Vols., and in 1871 resided at 162 Adelphi Street, 
Brooklyn. 



356 the parsons family 

Children of Harvey Emmett^ and Elizabeth (Penfield) 

Parsons : 
i Sylvanus Emmett*, b. Feb. 19, 1855, at Albany, N. Y. 
604 ii Mary Elizabeth^, b. Oct. 4, 1856; m. Wm. F. Harmon. 
iii Edward Penfield^, b. June 20, 1859, at Brooklyn, N. Y. ; 
d. May 22, i860. 

364 Wealthy Melissa^ Parsons (Elijah^, Sylvanus^, 
Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph', Cornet Joseph^), b. at Worthington, 
Mass., Aug. 2, 1828; m. at Lee, Mass., Harvey O. Gifford; b. 
in 1820; d. Feb. 9, 1898, at Lee, Mass. She d. Feb. 27, 1898. 

Children of Harvey O. and Wealthy Melissa^ (Parsons) 

Gifford : 
i Henry^ Gifford, b. May 17, 1843; d. in 1917. 
ii Charles L.^ Gifford, b. Aug. 28, 1845 '> "^- ^^ Warren, 
Mass., June 19, 1866, Elizabeth E. Smith; daughter 
of Leander N. and Roxana (Francis) Smith. 
Children: (i) Harvey D.^ Gifford, b. May 20, 1867; 
d. Mar. 2, 1892. (2) Carrie M.^ Gifford, b. Sept. 
19, 1870; m. June 15, 1901, Edward A. Morley. 
Child: I, Ethel M. " Morley, b. Oct. 21, 1906. (3) 
Lillian F.'' Gifford, b. Mar. 21, 1873; m. in Pittsfield, 
Mass., July, 1891, Arthur W. Sloper, who d. Aug., 
1898. Children: i, Edith L.^° Sloper, b. Apr. 16, 
1892. 2, Marian R.^** Sloper, b. Mar. 30, 1895 ; d. 
Oct. 8, 191 5. (4) Fred L.^ Gifford, b. May 14, 
1876; m. in Dana, Mass., Lucy Grover. Children: 
(born in Springfield, Mass.) : i, Donald G.^° 
Gifford, b. Apr. 27, 1905. 2, Frank D.^° Gifford, b. 
June 13, 1906; d. Aug. 13, 1906. (5) Eugene C.® 
Gifford, b. Nov. 15, 1881. 

365 Phoebe'' Parsons (Elijah*^, Sylvanus^ Noah*, Noah^, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Worthington, Mass., Aug. 
8, 1835; d. in 1907; m. James Goewey. 

Children of James and Phoebe'^ (Parsons) Goewey: 
i Charles® Goewey. 
ii Ida® Goewey; m. Thomas L. Jones, 
iii Frank® Goewey; m. Eva Bates, at Binghamton, N. Y. 
iv Jennie® Goewey. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 357 

V Kate^ Goewey. 

vi Philip® Goewey. 

vii Sarah® Goewey. 

viii Harry® Goewey. 

ix Infant. 

366 Sarah Dwight'' Parsons (Elijah^, Sylvanus^, Noah*, 
Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Worthington, Mass., 
Mar. 19, 1837; m. at Pittsfield, Mass., Feb. 12, 1861, Edward J. 
Raymond ; b. at Hinsdale, Mass. ; son of Amos and Julia Ray- 
mond. 

Children of Edward J. and Sarah Dwight'^ (Parsons) 

Raymond, 
all born at Middletown, Conn. : 
i Fred Parsons® Raymond, b. Feb. 21, 1862; m. at New 
Haven, Conn., 1898, Louise Rutz. Child: (i) 
George Edward^ Raymond, b. in 1899, at New 
Haven, Conn. 

ii Frank Arthur® Raymond, b. Oct. 24, 1864; m. at New 
Haven, in 1897, Mary Dunn. Children: (i) Richard 
Morgan^ Raymond, b. May 30, 1898, at New 
Haven, Conn. (2) Arthur Frank^ Raymond, b. 
July 3, 1901, at New Haven, Conn. (3) Mary Par- 
sons'* Raymond, b. Jan., 1909, at Newark, N. J. 

iii Harry Edward® Raymond, b. Dec. 12, 1869. 

iv Bertha May® Raymond, b. July 9, 1872; m. at New 
Haven, Conn., June 18, 1902, Samuel Elliot Bassett; 
b. Aug. II, 1873, at Milton, Conn,; son of Benjamin 
F. and Mary L. Bassett. Children: (i) Raymond 
Elliot^ Bassett, b. July 31, 1904, at New Haven, 
Conn. (2) Catharine Brewster^ Bassett, b. Apr. 8, 
1907, at Burlington, Vt. (3) Thomas Day Sey- 
mour^ Bassett, b. Dec. 21, 19 13, at Burlington, Vt. 

367 Lucy J.^ Parsons (Benjamin*^, Sylvanus^ Noah*, Noah^ 
Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Worthington, Mass., Aug. 
3, 1835; d. at Northampton, Mass., Mar. 4, 1912; m. at Stock- 
bridge, Mass., Nov. 25, 1855, Hervey B. Barton; b. at Stock- 
bridge, Mass. ; son of Joshua and Leaphy Barton. They resided 
at Stockbridge, Mass. 



35^ the parsons family 

Children of Hervey B. and Lucy JJ (Parsons) Barton, 
all bom at Stockbridge, Mass. : 
i Edith* Barton, b. Mar. 31, 1858; d. Apr. 28, 1859. 
605 ii Harry P.* Barton, b. Dec. 24, i860; m. Eliza Ann 
Hinton. 
iii John E.'^ Barton, b. Dec. 24, i860; d. Apr. 5, 1876. 



368 Christopher W.'^ Parsons (Benjamin®, Sylvanus^, 
Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Worthington, 
Mass., Nov II, 1836; m. at New York, Oct. 2, 1858, Kathrin 
Drake; b. Feb. 15, 1839. 

Children of Christopher W.^ and Kathrin (Drake) 
Parsons, 
all born at Lenox, Mass. : 
i Charles W.^, b. Apr. 27, i860; d. June 21, 1862. 

606 ii Lucy A.*, b. Sept. 7, 1861 ; m. Daniel C. Belden. 

607 iii Hattie J.^, b. Mar. 7, 1864; m. George G. Conron. 

iv Christopher E.^ b. Nov. 25, 1866; d. Oct. 17, 1881. 

V Henry B.^, b. Dec. 28, 1868; m. at Lenox, Mass., May 
28, 1903, Sarah P. Servin; b. Jan. 17, 1869; daughter 
of Andrew and Harriet (Phelps) Servin. They 
reside at Stockbridge, Mass. 

vi Anna M.^, b. Mar. 12, 1877; m. at Lenox, Mass., Oct. 
9, 1895, Henry J. Beck; b. at Boston, Mass., Feb. 8, 
1870; son of James H. and Elizabeth (Proctor) 
Beck. They reside at 35 Hobart Ave., South Brain- 
tree, Mass. Children (b. at Lenox, Mass.) : (i) 
Lucy P.^ Beck, b. Sept. 28, 1896. (2) Shirley P.« 
Beck, b. Apr. 11, 1898. 

vii Huldah May», b. May 7, 1880; educated at North 
Adams, Massachusetts Normal College and Albany 
Business College, and is now (1917) one of the 
Faculty of the Lenox High School. 



369 Anna E.'^ Parsons (Benjamin®, Sylvanus^, Noah*, 
Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Worthington, Mass., 
Sept. 18, 1838; m. May , 1858, Abner B. Crosby. 



seventh generation 359 

Children of Abner B. and Anna E.'^ (Parsons) Crosby: 

i Louis A.® Crosby. 

ii Benjamin P.^ Crosby, b. Dec. ii, 1861. 

iii Anna H.® Crosby, b. Sept. 17, 1864. 

iv William H.* Crosby, b. Apr. 16, 1867. 

V Lucy P.^ Crosby, b. Jan. 27, 1870. 

vi Jeanet B.® Crosby, b. Aug. 26, 1876. 

370 John T.^ Parsons (Benjamin*^, Sylvanus^ Noah*, 
Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Lenox. Mass., July 
22, 1851 ; m. Oct. 29, 1878, Elizabeth Tremain Rockwell; b. 
Sept. 29, 1855 )■ daughter of Egbert and Parthena (Tremain) 
Rockwell. In early life he was a farmer, but later was in the 
coal trade at Lenox where he resided. 

Cpiildren of John T.^ and Elizabeth Tremain (Rockwell) 

Parsons : 
i Louise R.*, b. Aug. 20, 1879; was educated at Mt. 
Holyoke College ; is a member of the Lenox Congre- 
gational Church, and a member of the Faculty of 
the Pittsfield High School. 

ii John Tremain^, b. Feb. 16, 1881 ; d. July 24, 1894. 

iii Marion W.^, b. Nov. 20, 1882; is a member of the 
Lenox Congregational Church; was educated at 
Framingham College of Domestic Science, and is 
Superintendent of the Boston (Mass.) Hospital for 
Incurables. 

iv Egbert R.^, b. Aug. 29, 1888; member of Lenox Con- 
gregational Church ; educated at Storrs Agricultural 
College, Connecticut; was conscripted to the new 
U. S. Army; was ist Sergeant, Co. E, 307th Field 
Artillery, ammunition train. Served in the Argonne, 
San Mihiel, and other sections during the war, and 
was in action at the front at the time of the armis- 
tice. He returned to the United States, May, 1919, 
and received honorable discharge at Camp Devens. 

V Tremain®, b. Feb. 9, 1895 ; member of Lenox 

Congregational Church; educated at College of 
Engineering, at Cincinnati, course of C.E. ; m. May 



360 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

12, 1917, Marion E. Cook; commissioned 2d Lieut., 
U. S. Army, at Plattsburg Training Camp, 302d 
Field Artillery; transferred to Battery B, 302 F. A.; 
served in the San Mihiel and other sections ; was in 
action at the front at time of armistice. This Bat-^ 
tery used the 4.7 gage, the only American-made field 
guns used at the front. He returned to the United 
States, May 19, 1919, and received honorable dis- 
charge at Camp Devens. On June 26, 1919, he re- 
ceived a I St Lieut. Commission in Field Artillery 
Officers' Reserve Corps. Child: (i) Robert Tre- 
main^, b. Jan. 10, 1919. 

(Continued from p. 199, Vol. i.) 
Melinda^ Parsons (Capt. Noah*', Noah^ Noah*, Noah^ Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 13, 1800, at Westhampton, 
Mass.; d. Jan. 11, 1856, at Elk Grove, 111.; m. by Rev. Matthew 
Harrison, at Preble, N. Y., Jan. 3, 1820, Rev. Benjamin Bradner 
Drake; b. May 12, 1797, at Goshen, N. Y. ; d. July 29, 1884, at 
Brooklyn, N. Y. ; son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Bradner) Drake. 
He m. (2) Marianna Clark; b. Sept. 11, 1821 ; daughter of 
Joseph M. and Mary W. (Burrows) Clark of New York. She d. 
June 4, 1862, at Elk Grove, 111. He m. (3) Esther Riley West; 
b. Jan. 2, 1815, in New York City; daughter of Joel and Juliana 
Francisca West, of New York. In 1873 he resided at 104 
Bergen Street, Brooklyn, N. Y., where he d. July 29, 1884. 

Children of Rev. Benjamin Bradner and Melinda'^ 
(Parsons) Drake: 

608 i Latricia Maria® Drake, b. Mar. 13, 1821 ; m. James 

Harvey Robinson, 
ii Larue Perrine® Drake, b. Apr. 4, 1823, at Waterloo, 
N. Y. ; d. July 8, 1829, at Utica, N. Y. 

609 iii Bradner Edwards® Drake, b. Mar. 11, 1832; m. Sarah 

E. Clark. 

610 iv Margaret Benedict® Drake, b. July 11, 1835; m. George 

Standish Meacham. 

V Amanda Lockwood® Drake, b. June 21, 1838, at Thomp- 
son, Ohio; d. Jan. 12, 1855, ^t Elk Grove, 111. 

vi James Adams® Drake, b. Sept. 22, 1842, at Bloomington, 
111. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 36 1 

(Continued from p. 199, Vol. i.) 
AviRA^ Parsons (Capt. Noah% Noah^ Noah^ Noah^ Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Otisco, N. Y., Sept. 10, 1812; m. 
at West Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 21, 1836, George W. Parsons of 
Rochester, N. Y. ; b. at Cazenovia, N. Y., May 4, 1812 ; d. Jan. 
31, 1875; son of Rufus and Ruth (Crocker) Parsons. 

Children of George W. and Avira' (Parsons) Parsons: 
i Charles Rust^, b. June 30, 1839; d. Dec. 19, 1840. 
ii Theron Edwards^ b. Apr. 4, 1842, at Rochester, N. Y. ; 
m. June 19, 1866, Sarah Day; b. at Buffalo, N. Y., 
Apr. 16, 1842; adopted daughter of Daniel and Re- 
becca Dunham. He was a soldier in the Civil War 
and a member of the New York Commandery of the 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United 
States. The following is from the obituary report 
adopted by said Commandery upon his death : 

"Theron Edwards Parsons was born in Rochester, 
N. Y., where he lived until his enlistment, Aug. 16, 
1862, when he was mustered as Quartermaster Ser- 
geant of the io8th N. Y. Vols., 2d Lieut. Co. D, 
June I, 1863 ; ist Lieut, and Adjutant, Feb. 12, 1864; 
Capt. and Assistant Adjutant Genl. U. S. Vols., Nov. 
16, 1864, Brevet Major, U. S. Vols., Apr. 9. 1865, 
'for highly meritorious services during the recent 
Campaign terminating in the surrender of the insur- 
gent army under Genl. R. E. Lee' ; resigned May 
31, 1865. He was engaged in the various battles 
and campaigns with the Army of Virginia. At the 
end of the war he returned to Rochester, and in 1885 
engaged in business in New York City. Maj. Par- 
sons was one of the gentlest of men and the embodi- 
ment of and the soul of honor. Before entering the 
service he had consecrated himself to the service of 
the great Captain of our Salvation, whom he faith- 
fully served during his entire career. He died in 
New York City, Jan. 2, 1912." 

Children (all born in Rochester, N. Y.) : (i) 
Charles Day^, b. June 30, 1868; d. June 7, 1873. 
(2) Helen AmeHa^ b. Mar. 29, 1873. (3) Theron 
Edwards^ b. May 21, 1883. 



362 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

iii George Tallcot^ b. in Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 30, 185 1 ; 
m. Mar. 22, 1887, Alice Burington Woods of Port- 
land, New Brunswick; b. Apr. 13, 1863. She d. 
Feb. 4, 1907, in Brooklyn, N. Y. Child: i, Sydney 
Tallcot^ b. in New York City, Feb. 28, 1889. 

(Continued from p. 199, Vol. i.) 
Beulah^ Parsons (Jared^ Noah^ Noah^ Noah^ Esq. Joseph^ 
Cornet Joseph^), b. at Otisco, N. Y., Mar. 14, 181 1 ; m. Jan. 11, 
1832, Hubbard Gaylord. He d. Oct. 8, 1890. 

Children of Hubbard and Beulah^ (Parsons) Gaylord: 
i Edward Payson^ Gaylord, b. June 15, 1834; d. Sept. 
2y, 1895; m. June 16, 1859, Ellen W. Case; b. Dec. 
15, 183 1. No children, 
ii Granville Miller^ Gaylord, b. May 6, 1842; d. Jan. 
19, 1899; m. Dec. 16, 1869, Louise O. Crandall of 
Livonia, N. Y. She d. at Camillus, N. Y., Feb. 9, 
1918. Children: (i) Beulah Sarah'' Gaylord, b. Jan. 
15, 1872; m. Dec. 2y, 1894, PhiUp Davis Schuyler; 
b. Sept. 21, 1869 ; son of Philip J. and Hattie (Davis) 
Schuyler. Children: i, Louise Alma^° Schuyler, b. 
May 3, 1898. 2, May Elizabeth^" Schuyler, b. Mar. 
5, 1900. 3, Philip^° Schuyler, b. Dec. 28, 1901. 4, 
Joy Gaylord" Schuyler, b. Nov. 31, 191 1. (2) 
Willis CrandalP Gaylord, b. Feb. 14, 1876; d. Sept. 
23, 1916; m. July 30, 1907, Effie Belle Barker; b. 
Oct. 27, 1883 ; daughter of Frank H. and Libbie 
(Spaulding) Barker. Child: i, Edward Granville^" 
Gaylord, b. Jan. 21, 1910. (3) Alma Lewis^ Gay- 
lord, b. July 10, 1881 ; m. Apr. 15, 1909, Jay D. 
Hickok; b. May 20, 1871 ; son of Myron N. and 
Martha (Carlisle) Hickok. No children. 

(Continued from p. 199, Vol. i.) 
Justin Edw^ards'^ Parsons (Jared", Noali^, Noah*, Noah^ Esq. 
Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 10, 1813; d. May 10, 1882; 
m. Jan. 25, 1837, Amanda Wood; b. Apr. 2, 1814; d. Nov. 11, 
1879. Resided at South Onondaga, N. Y. 



seventh generation 3^3 

Children of Justin Edwards^ and Amanda (Wood) Parsons: 
i Perrin Patterson^ b. Jan. 21, 1839; d. Sept. 28, 1902; 

m. Jan. 2^, 1870, Fanny Amidon. No children, 
ii Sarah Electa^ b. Aug. i, 1840; d. May 24, 1849. 
iii Frances Wood^ b. Nov. 27, 1849; d. Aug. 24, 1912; 
m. Nov. 8, 1877, Albert Horton Field; b. Oct. 10, 
185 1. Children: (i) John Parsons^ Field, b. Sept. 
I, 1878; m. Nov. 28, 1906, Louise C. Sullivan, (2) 
Sarah Amanda^ Field, b. May 20, 1881. (3) Mary 
A.« Field, b. Aug. 8, 1883 ; d. Aug. 16, 1887. (4) 
Justin Edwards^ Field, b. Mar. 28, 1891 ; m. June 
27, 1916, Melinda Stinson of Oswego, N. Y. 

(Record on pp. 199 and 298, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Jared Wales^ Parsons (Jared^ Noah^ Noah^ Noah^ Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 22, 1820; d. July 4, 1878; m. 
Sept. 29, 1839, Rachel Swan. She d. Aug. 4, 1854. 

Children of Jared Wales^ and Rachel (Swan) Parsons: 
i Almira H.^, b. ; m. Shotwell. 

ii Electa W.^, b. ; m. (i) Pinckney, who d. 

Child: (i) Fred^ Pinckney. She m. (2) Powell, 

iii Rose^, b. ; m. Benedict. No children, 

iv J. Ives^, b. m. Mina Baker. Children: (i) 

Beulah^, b. ; m. Gehring and had three 

sons. (2) RacheP, b. ; m. John F. St. John. 

Child: I, Ruth^o St. John; b. . (3) Esther^ 

b. ; m. Hall ; had one child. 

V Nellie®, b. ; m. Sidney Daring; had one son. 

(Continued from p. 200, Vol. i.) 
Electa'' Parsons (Jared^, Noah^, Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. June 7, 1822; d. Dec. 19, 1846; m. Mar. 
20, 1842, Dr. William J. Hotchkiss of Syracuse, N. Y. He d. 
Aug. 4, 1854. 

Child of Dr. William J. and Electa'^ (Parsons) Hotchkiss: 

i Electa Parsons® Hotchkiss, b. July 2, 1846; m. Nov. 

26, 1873, Locklin H. Norton. Child: (i) Gaylord 



364 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Locklin° Norton, b. May 5, 1875 ; m. Dec. 24, 
1896, Ivie Elizabeth Lilly; b. Apr. 13, 1876. 
Children: i, Ruth May^" Norton, b. May 15, 1908. 
2, Locklin Gaylord^° Norton, b. July 5, 191 5. 

(Continued from p. 200, Vol. i.) 
Esther Warner' Parsons (Abner Edwards^, Noali^ Noah*, 
Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Northampton, Mass., 
Aug. 18, 1826; d. at Skaneateles, N. Y., July i, 1906; m. Oct. 
14, 1852, Edwin Clark; b. Apr. 9, 1820; d. Nov. 17, 1907; son 
of Luther and Sarah'' (Parsons) Clark. She was educated at 
Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., and was for several 
years a teacher in Virginia. After marriage they lived in 
Skaneateles, N. Y., where both died. 

Children of Edwin and Esther Warner^ (Parsons) Clark, 
all born at Skaneateles, N. Y. : 
i Edward Luther^ Clark, b. Feb. i, 1857; m. Oct. 16, 
1878, Minnie A. Wilson; b. June 29, 1857; d. Apr. 
29, 1881 ; daughter of Joseph Woodbury and Laura 
(Rust) Wilson of Easthampton, Mass. He was for 
thirty years a teacher, retiring in 1910. Child: (i) 
Mabel Esther^ Clark, b. Apr. 17, 188 1. 
ii Nellie Parsons^ Clark, b. Nov. 30, 1858; m. Oct. 28, 
1914, Joseph Morrison Tallcot; b. Apr. 3, i860; 
son of Joseph and Maria (Morrison) Tallcot. 
611 iii Chauncey Warner® Clark, b. Aug. 4, 1863; m. Agnes 
Drusilla Gibbs. 

(Continued from p. 200, Vol. i.) 
Asenath Clark'' Parsons (Abner Edwards*', Noah^, Noah*, 
Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Northampton, Mass., 
May 25, 1830; m. June 15, 1864, David Smith Montague; b. at 
Westhampton, Mass., Feb. i, 1825. He d. Jan. 17, 1891. 

Child of David Smith and Asenath Clark^ (Parsons) 

Montague : 

i Aurelia Lucinda^ Montague ; b. at Westhampton, Mass., 

Nov. 15, 1865. She graduated at Mt. Holyoke 

College in 1887 and was a teacher at Northampton 

two years. She m. Dec. 25, 1889, Henry Miller 



SEVENTH GENERATION 365 

Clapp; b. at Northampton, June 23, 1863; son of 
James and Juliatte (Miller) Clapp. Children: 
(i) Myron Miller^ Clapp, b. Apr. 7, 1891 ; educated 
at Smith Agricultural School, Northampton, Mass. ; 
m. Sept. 2, 1914, Florence Mary Ives ; daughter of 
Rev. Henry S. and Mary (Carruthers) Ives. (2) 
Esther Parsons^ Clapp, b. June 10, 1894. (3) Marian 
Montague^ Clapp, b. Sept. 15, 1896. (4) Louise 
Asenath^ Clapp, b. Apr. 24, 1899. (5) Lillian 
Juliatte^ Clapp, b. Oct. 2-/, 1901. 



(Record on pp. 200 and 299, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Aaron Hall^ Parsons (Asa% Noah^ Noah*, Noah^ Esq. 
Joseph", Comet Joseph^), b. Sept. 26, 1818, at Westhampton, 
Mass.; m. Sept. 3, 1843, Harriet Newell King; d. Aug. 17, 
1818, at Westhampton ; daughter of Luther and Harriet King. 
He d. in Westhampton, Feb. 28, 1852. She m. (2) Hoyt, 

and d. in Easthampton, July 30, 1901. 

Children of Aaron Hall^ and Harriet Newell (King) 

Parsons, 
all born at Westhampton, Mass. : 
i Harriet Ann*^, b. July 22, 1844; m. Apr. 30, 1862, 
Edward E. Edgerton; b. Nov. 8, 1837; son of 
David and Eveline (Stockwell) Edgerton of West 
Farms, Mass. He d. in Chicago, 111., Feb. 7, 1916. 
ii Sarah Edwards^, b. Aug. 31, 1850; m. Nov. 26, 1868, 
Amariah Elwell; b. July 10, 1844; son of Edmund 
and Ann (Morey) Elwell of Westhampton. He d. 
in Albany, N. Y., in 1908. Children: (i) Edward 
Aaron^ Elwell, b. in Westhampton, Sept. 17, 1869. 
(2) Clinton Clark^ Elwell, b. in Westhampton, Feb. 
12, 1872; m. in Springfield, Mass., Apr. 8, 1893, 
Susan Augusta Burt; b. in Westhampton, Apr. 20, 
1871 ; daughter of George and Augusta Burt. She 
d. in Chicago, 111., Dec. 5, 1907. Child: i, Roy^° 
Elwell, b. in Westhampton, Nov. 13, 1893; m. in 
Chicago, 111., Mar. 4, 1916, Mabel Hague; b. in 
England June 13, 1895; daughter of Arthur and 
Elizabeth Hague. 



366 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

(Record on pp. 200 and 299, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Henry Moore^ Parsons (Asa®, Noah^, Noah*, Noah^, Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. in Westhampton, Mass., Sept. 14, 
1827; m. Nov. 28, 1849, Susan Melissa Kingsley; b. in West- 
hampton, Oct. 3, 1828; daughter of Zenas and Susana (Elwell) 
Kingsley. He lived in Westhampton and was Selectman, Town 
Clerk and Road Commissioner. He was a member of the church 
choir from the age of 14 to 70 (with the exception of a few 
years) and played the double bass viol. He also frequently 
played at Old Folks' Concerts. He d. at Westhampton, Aug. 10, 
1910. She d. in Westhampton, Nov. 4, 1918, aged 90 yrs., i mo. 

Children of Henry Moore'^ and Susan Melissa (Kingsley) 

Parsons, 
all born at Westhampton, Mass. : 
i William Henry^ b. June 24, 1855 ; d. May 7, 1857. 

ii Susan Ella^ b. Jan. 19, 1859 ; m. Oct. 10, 1888, in West- 
hampton, Edward Hooker Montague; b. in \\'est- 
hampton. Mar. 20, 1861 ; son of Deacon Alfred and 
Sophia (Clapp) Montague. 

iii Carrie Webster®, b. Oct. 4, 1862; d. Feb. 10, 1864. 

iv Mahlon Kingsley®, b. Mar. 29, 1864; m. in Chester, 
Ohio, Nettie Field Johnston ; b. in Chester, Ohio, 
May 28, 1865 ; daughter of Walter and Lydia (Rust) 
Johnston. Children: (i) Henry Moore^, b. Apr. 
18, 1892, at Westhampton, and resides in the same 
homestead where lived five other generations of his 
line. He m. June 9, 1919, Louise Richardson Sandy, 
daughter of John Sandy of Easthampton, Mass. (2) 
Elgie Rust^, b. at Westhampton, Mar. 5, 1897. 

V Edna Hall®, b. Feb. 23, 1869; m. at Westhampton, 
June 16, 1897, Lorenzo Ripley Knox; b. July 24, 
1843, at Oakham, Mass. ; son of John McClintic and 
Eunice (Ripley) Knox. 

vi Lillian Grant®, b. Apr. 23, 1870. 

(Record on p. 201, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Arethusa^ Parsons (Asa*', Noah^ Noah*, Noah^ Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Westhampton, Mass., July 13, 



SEVENTH GENERATION 3^7 

1829; m. at Westhampton, Nov. 26, 1849, William James Lyman; 
b. at Westhampton, June 28, 1827; son of Sereno and Deborah 
(James) Lyman. He d. at Westhampton, July 20, 1904. She 
d. there Dec. 29, 1886. 

Child of William James and Arethusa'^ (Parsons) Lyman: 
i Sereno Dwight® Lyman, b. at Westhampton, June 2.-], 
1850; m. at Westhampton, Apr. 9, 1873, Florence 
Pauline Warner ; b. at Beardstown, III, July 6, 1852 ; 
daughter of Robinson and Calista (Green) Warner 
of Charlemont, Mass. He d. at Westhampton, Jan. 
15, 1905. Children: (i) Mary Arethusa^ Lyman, 
b. at Westhampton, Oct. 6, 1874; m. at Hartford, 
Conn., July 7, 1913, Harlan C. Hogan ; b. in Spring- 
field, Conn., Oct. 25, 1877; son of Cornelius and 
Julia (Cook) Hogan. (2) Wilham Robinson^ 
Lyman, b. at Westhampton, Apr. 11, 1880; m, at 
Southampton, June 19, 1901, Efife Elvira Granger; 
b. in Blandford, Mass., June 19, 1880; daughter of 
Charles and Emeline (Clark) Granger of South- 
ampton, Mass. 

371 Hannah'^ Padelford (Laura*' Parsons, Gideon^, Noah*, 
Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Cummington, Mass., 
Dec. 19, 1826; d. at Oskaloosa, Iowa, Apr. i, 1900; m. Oct. 
12, 1845, Bennett Tiffany; b. Apr. 4, 1818, at Canandaigua, N. Y. ; 
d. Oct. 6, 1890. 

Children of Bennett and Hannah^ (Padelford) Tiffany, 
all born at Scipio, Mich. : 

612 i Hannah Emogene^ Tiffany, b. Sept. 22, 1846; m. (i) 

James J. Wagener; m. (2) James L. Dobbins. 

613 ii Albert Bennett^ Tiffany, b. Nov. 2, 1847; "^- Melissa 

D. Gulps, 
iii Lillah Aurelia^ Tiffany, b. July 9, 1854; d. Mar. 20, 

1861. 
iv William Newton^ Tiffany, b. Dec. 24, 1855; d. Aug. 

6, 1881. 
V John Edwin^ Tiffany, b. Apr. 15, 1859; d. May 11, 

i860. 



368 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

614 vi Mary Ella^ Tiffany, b. Dec. 13, 1861 ; m. Fred Waldo 
Moss, 
vii Charles Emerson^ Tiffany, b. Nov. 19, 1862; d. Feb. 

4, 1888. 
viii Edgar Leon^ Tiffany, b. Nov. 4, 1863; m. June 12, 
1889. 

(Continued from p. 202, Vol. i.) 
372 Jerusha Jane^ Nichols (Octavia^ Parsons, Gideon^, 
Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Windsor, 
Berkshire County, Mass., Feb. 18, 1844; m. at Whitewater, Wis., 
June 26, 1876, Seth Andrew Abbott ; b. at Spencer, N. Y., Aug. 
27, 1833; son of Andrew Abbott; d. Aug. 22, 1894. Prior to 
marriage both were teachers at DePere, Wis., where he had taught 
for several years. After marriage they moved near Wellington, 
Kans., where they lived until his death. She is now living with 
her daughter Fidelia at Wellington, Kans. 

Children of Seth Andrew and Jerusha Jane'' (Nichols) 

Abbott, 
all born near Wellington, Kans. : 
i Seth Andrew^ Abbott, Jr., b. May 20, 1877; m. Jan. 
26, 1914, Nora Eugia Wileman of Grandfield, Okla. ; 
attended Kansas State Agricultural College, 1904-' 
1906. Is a farmer near Grandfield, Okla. Children: 
(i) Seth Andrew^ Abbott, Jr., b. Nov. 3, 1914, 
near Grandfield, Okla. (2) Velera Nichols^ Ab- 
bott, b. Sept. 28, 1916, near Grandfield, Okla. 
ii Ernest Spencer^ Abbott, b. Mar. 5, 1880; A.B. from 
Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kans., 1903 ; A.M. 
from Brown University, Providence, R. I., 1904; 
Professor in Howard Payne College, Brownwood, 
Texas: m. Aug. 14, 1913, at Macomb, 111., Maud 
Towne Gilley. 
iii Fidelia Nichols® Abbott, b. Oct. 30, 1881, graduate of 
Wellington, Kans., High School, 1902; A.B. Ottawa 
University, 1906; A.M. 1909; graduate student 
Bryn Mawr 1909; summer school Columbia, 1914; 
Harvard, 1915; taught in Washington, 1906-1908, 
English Department; Blackwell College, Blackwell, 



J 



SEVENTH GENERATION 369 

Okla., 1911-1913. Now English teacher in the high 
school at Wellington, Kans. 
iv Caroline Jane^ Abbott, b. Apr. 14, 1887; attended 
Kansas State Agricultural College, 1909-1911; now 
in Peoria, 111. 

(Continued from p. 202, Vol. i.) 

373 Sarah Aurelia^ Nichols (Octavia*^ Parsons, Gideon^, 
Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Windsor, 
Berkshire County, Mass., Feb. 14, 1846; m. at Windsor, Apr. 
6, 1870, James Palmer Weter ; b. at Rome, N. Y., May 2, 1844; 
son of Mahlon Palmer and Jane E. (Palmer) Weter. When he 
was three years old his father moved to Lyons, Walworth County, 
Wis. On Aug. 2, 1862, he enlisted at Geneva, Wis., in Co. C, 
22d Regt., Wis. Vols. Infantry, Capt. C. W. Smith, Col. ; dis- 
charged for physical disability, caused by typhoid pneumonia. 
Mar. 20, 1863, at Milwatil<ee, Wis. He studied dentistry at 
Elmira, N. Y. She was a teacher before marriage, five years in 
Berkshire County, Mass., and three years in Elmira, N. Y. After 
marriage they lived four years in Sharon, Walworth County, Wis. ; 
thirty-one years in DePere, Brown County, Wis. In both places 
Mr. Weter practiced his profession as a dentist. In 1905 they re- 
moved to Seattle, Wash., where they now (1917) reside. 

Children of James Palmer and Sarah Aurelia'' 
(Nichols) Weter: 
i Mary Octavia® Weter, b. at Sharon, Wis., June 26, 
1871 ; d. Jan. 22, 1888. 

615 ii Winifred Aurelia^ Weter, b. Sept. 9, 1874; m. Rev. 

Freeman Havighurst. 

616 iii James Parsons* Weter, b. Feb. 14, 1876; m. Helen M. 

Bush. 

(Continued from p. 202, Vol. i.) 

374 James Walter^ Nichols (Octavia^ Parsons, Gideon^ 
Noah*, Noah^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Windsor, 
Mass., Oct. 10, 1848; d. May 5, 1897, at Windsor. Occupation, 
farmer, m. at Savoy, Mass., Jan. i, 1877, AHce Bicknell; b. at 
Windsor July 16, 1850; daughter of Humphrey and Asenath 
(Raymond) Bicknell. She d. Aug. 16, 1919. 



370 the parsons family 

Children of James Walter^ and Alice (Bicknell) Nichols, 
all born at Windsor, Berkshire County, Mass. : 

i Walter BicknelP Nichols, b. June 9, 1879 ; m. at Dalton, 
Mass., July 5, 1905, Vera Warren; daughter of Fred 
L. and Lephia (Barton) Warren. Manager of 
Swift & Co.'s branch house at Wilmington, Del. 
Children: (i) Alice Olive^ Nichols, b. July 31, 1906. 
(2) Doris Vera» Nichols, b. May 28, 191 1. (3) 
James Warren^ Nichols, b. Dec. 28, 1913. 

ii Mary Inez^ Nichols, b. Sept. 13, 1880; lives at New 
York City. 

iii Raymond Parsons^ Nichols, b. May 3, 1882; lived at 
Dalton, Mass. Traveling representative of Crane 
& Co., paper manufacturers. Enlisted May 3, 1918, 
in the U. S. Marine Corps for the duration of the 
war with Germany. Arrived in France with A. 
E. F. Aug., 1918. Graduated from Officers' Train- 
ing School in Langres, France, Nov., 1918, and was 
with the Army of Occupation in Germany, and d. 
there Aug. 23, 19 19. 

iv Daisy Irene^ Nichols, b. May 26, 1885 ; lives at Dalton, 
Mass. 

375 Mary Aurelia^ Parsons (Gideon Newton^, Gideon^, 
Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 10, 1834, 
in Plainfield, Mass. She obtained a good common school educa- 
tion, fitting herself for a teacher ; taught first in the home district 
two years and two years in other districts. Went to Hannibal, 
N. Y., teaching there, then to Ohio, teaching there, and then 
entered the ladies' course at Hillsdale College, Mich. At the 
commencement of the third term she was taken with bilious fever ; 
on recovering she went home to Hannibal, N. Y., and taught about 
two years ; then four years in Oswego. She went to Oswego at 
the introduction of the Pestalozzian System of the present Os- 
wego State Normal and Training School, and is the Alumni of 
1892. She taught twelve years, and then was m. June 21, 1865, 
at Hannibal, N. Y., to Curtis Chester Rice, son of Ephraim and 
Virtue (Johnson) Rice, grandson of Daniel Rice, a Revolutionary 
soldier. 

Copied from Mass. records found in Worcester Library: 
" 'Daniel Rice' of Hardwick, Mass., Capt. Simeon Hazelton, 5th 



SEVENTH GENERATION 371 

Co., Col. John Fellow's, 8th regiment, muster roll, Aug. i, 1775. 
Enlisted Apr. 28, 1775, Col. Fellow's, Col. of a regiment of 
'minute men' ; engaged Apr. 25, 1775. He took 600 acres of land 
in Vermont for his pay, $1.00 per acre. Curtis C. Rice was born 
Oct. 29, 1831, at Dover, Vt. ; d. Feb. 16, 1872, at Baltimore, Md. 
They went housekeeping in Dover, Vt., and after two years went 
to Baltimore, Md. ; engaged in the baking business with his 
nephew, in which they were very prosperous, and became one 
of the leading bakery firms in the city. He was also a farmer 
and a carpenter. After his death she went in the bakery busi- 
ness with her brother, and as the times were unusually hard that 
winter they lost what they put in. 

In 1875 she, with two little girls, went to Hannibal, N. Y., and 
resumed teaching. She m. (2) Apr. 21, 1879, Daniel Harvey 
Dennison, son of John and Lucinda (Copley) Dennison. He 
was b. Apr. 10, 1827, at Montgomery, Orange County, N. Y., d. 
June 15, 191 1, at Fulton, N. Y. They moved to Fulton in 1881. 
He was a farmer and a teamster." 

Copied from the Fulton Observer: "Celebrated her 80th birth- 
day. A company of about forty people gathered at the Congre- 
gational parsonage on Tvtesday, Nov. 10, 1914, in recognition of 
Mrs. Mary A. Dennison of iii West Fourth Street. During the 
day she received a shower of nearly sixty post cards, some coming 
from a distance, and when she arrived at the parsonage, where 
she had been invited to tea, she was surprised to be greeted by 
so large a circle of friends gathered in her honor. Three birth- 
day cakes, appropriately marked, were features of the bountiful 
repast which was served. 

Mrs. Dennison is a charter member of the First Congregational 
Church and is regularly in her place at the Sunday morning ser- 
vice and other meetings. She is a faithful teacher in the Sun- 
day School and most of the ladies of her class were at the gathering 
on Tuesday. Her many friends join heartily in wishing her 
many more birthdays." 

Children of Curtis Chester and Mary Aurelia'' 
(Parsons) Rice: 
617 i Laura Malvina^ Rice, b. June 2;^, 1866; m. Maurice L. 
Golladay. 
ii Sarah Virtue^ Rice, b. Mar. 12, 1869, at Baltimore, Md. ; 
is a dressmaker. 



372 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

376 Sarah Cornelia^ Parsons (Gideon Newton*', Gideon^, 
Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 23, 1836, 
at Plainfield, Mass.; m. Apr. 8, 1857, at Wilmington, Vt., 
Andrew Stevenson; b. July 25, 1832, at Hannibal, N. Y. ; son of 
Samuel and Eleanor (McFarland) Stevenson. They began 
housekeeping Apr., 1869, in the old Stevenson homestead in 
Hannibal, and moved to Durant, Iowa, Dec, 1905. He d. July 
29, 1889. Mrs. Stevenson and daughter Junie moved to Harris, 
Kans., and in Dec, 1916, to Dade City, Fla. 

Children of Andrew and Sarah Cornelia^ (Parsons) 
Stevenson, 
all born at Hannibal, N. Y. : 
i Nellie Cornelia® Stevenson, b. Sept. 8, 1858; m. Feb. 
22, 1882, at Wilton, Iowa, Archie Briggs Palmer; 
b. Apr. 15, 1857, at Mechanicsville, Ohio; son of 
Sidney B. and Caroline (Brown) Palmer. He is a 
farmer, living at Powhattan, Kans. Child: Junie 
Lorana^ Palmer, b. June 21, 1893, at Powhattan, 
Kans.; m. Oct., 1916, Herbert Wasserfallen, a 
farmer, 
ii Junie Aurelia® Stevenson, b. Dec. 8, 1859 ; was educated 
at the public school in Durant, Iowa; taught school 
thirteen years and four months in the primary room 
at Durant, when she resigned and bought a farm in 
Harris, Kans., and moved there Dec, 1905, and in 
Dec, 1916, moved to Dade City, Fla. 
iii Charles Andrew® Stevenson, b. June 12, 1862; m. Effie 
Rude. He was for several years employed on the 
Rock Island R. R. as operator, brakeman and con- 
ductor, and moved to Dade City, Fla., Dec, 1916. 
Child: (i) Charles Lester^ Stevenson, b. May 2, 
1896. 

377 Flora Therissa'^ Parsons (Gideon Newton^, Gideon'^ 
Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 13, 1840, at 
Worthington, Mass.; d. June 21, 1874, at Ehzabeth, N. J. She 
was educated at Falley Seminary, Fulton, N. Y., and graduated 
from the Oswego Normal and Training School in 1862. She 
was an instructor of primary methods in the Cumberland Valley 



SEVENTH GENERATION 373 

State Normal School, Shippensbvirg, Pa., and gave instruction in 
teachers' institutes in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont. 
She wrote the Calisthenic Song Book, which was widely used. 

378 Elizabeth Parks^ Parsons (Gideon Newton^, Gideon^, 
Noah*, Noah^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. i8, 1842, 
at Worthington, Mass.; d. Apr. 21, 1872, at Hannibal, Oswego 
County, N. Y. She was educated at Falley Seminary, Fulton, 
N. Y., and graduated from Oswego Normal and Training School, 
in 1862. She taught school in Oswego, Ilion and Rochester, N. Y. 

379 Gideon Newton'^ Parsons (Gideon Newton°, Gideon^, 
Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. i, 185 1, 
at Wilmington, Vt. ; m. Jan. 21, 1873, Betsey Clarinda Worster, 
at Lebanon, Mo.; daughter of Bexelleel and Arvilla (Cook) 
Worster. She was b. Aug. 25, 1848, at Lysander, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 
2, 1907, at Hannibal, N. Y. He is a farmer. 

Children of Gideon Newton'^ and Betsey C. (Worster) 

Parsons : 
i Nellie Minerva®, b. Oct. 27, 1873, at Baltimore, Md. ; 
m. June 23, 1902, at Williamstown, Mass., Franklin 
Albert Miller; b. Sept. 9, 1870, at Granby, Oswego 
County, N. Y. ; son of William Merritt and Lucinda 
(Chapman) Miller. She d. Apr. 28, 1911, at 
Fulton, N. Y. Child: (i) Homer Leland^ Miller, 
b. June 24, 1909, at Hannibal, N. Y. 
ii Grace May^, b. May 12, 1886, at Hannibal, N. Y. ; d. 

there Dec. 16, 1902. 
iii Ray Worster^ b. June 11, 1888, at Hannibal, N. Y. ; m. 
Nov. 24, 1910, Martha Muriel Dennison; b. Jan. 
29, 1890, at Hannibal ; daughter of Harvey Bruce 
and Mary Elizabeth (Seymour) Dennison. He is 
a farmer. Children: (i) Bruce Newton^, b. Dec. 
2, 1912, at Hannibal, N. Y. (2) Clifford Amos^ 
b. Sept. 22, 1919, at Hannibal, N. Y. 

380 D WIGHT Edward^ Parsons (Gideon Newton^, Gideon^, 
Noah*, Noah^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 18, 1856, 



374 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

at Wilmington, Vt. ; m. Sept. 15, 1877, al Hannibal, N. Y., Ella 
Baker; b. June 13, 1859, at Sterling, Cayuga County, N. Y. ; 
daughter of John Harvey and Louise (Wiltse) Baker. He was 
a fanner and d. Oct. 29, 1900, at Ogdensburg, N. Y. 

Children of Dwight Edward^ and Ella (Baker) Parsons, 
all born at Hannibal, N. Y. : 
i Ernest Horatio^, b. Mar. 6, 1880; m. Aug. 20, 1907, 
at Hannibal, N. Y., Estelle Jessie Millen; b. Dec. 
19, 1888, at Saginaw, Mich.; daughter of Silas 
Horatio and Evora Ann (Greene) Millen. In 1912 
he went to Rollo, Saskatchewan, Canada. Children: 
(i) Millen Dwight^, b. Jan. 17, 1909, at Oswego, 
N. Y. (2) Jeanette Elizabeth^, b. Apr. 21, 1911, at 
Oswego, N. Y. (3) Frank^, b. Oct. 12, 1915, at 
Rollo, Canada. (4) Hilda^, b. Apr. 23, 1917. 
ii Bert Cornet^, b. Nov. 16, 1881 ; m. June 20, 1906, 
Mae Edna Shutts, at Hannibal, N. Y. ; b. Mar. 7, 
1885 ; daughter of Gilbert Jonas and Mary Ann 
(Kennedy) Shutts. He is a farmer. Children 
(all born at Hannibal, N. Y.) : (i) Infant son, b. 
Apr. 12, 1907; d. same day. (2) Elinor Bessie®, 
b. Mar. 24, 1909. (3) Edward Lynn^, b. July 9, 
191 1. (4) Robert Allen^ b. Sept. 20, 1913. (5) 
George Wayne^, b. Nov. 3, 191 5. 

(Revised and continued from pp. 201 and 299, Vol. i.) 
Prof. Theodore Stuart^ Parsons (Theodore", Amasa^, 
Noah*, Noah^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 28, 1817, 
at Waterloo, N. Y. ; m. Apr. 18, 1852, at Henderson, Ky., 
Mary McMurty; b. Oct. 15, 1825, in Jessamine County, Ky. ; 
daughter of Dr. Joseph and Lucy (Madison) McMurty of Paris, 
Bourbon County, Ky. He graduated from Hamilton College, 
Clinton, N. Y., in 1845 A.B., and later received the degree of 
A.M. He was Professor of English Literature in the Kentucky 
Military Institute at Frankfort, Ky., in 1848-49 and later was a 
nurseryman at Henderson, Ky., where he d. Mar. 17, 1884, 
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. G. Watson. His wife died 
there Nov. 4, 1900. 



seventh generation 375 

Child of Prof. Theodore Stuart^ and Mary (McMurty) 

Parsons : 
i Lucy Emma^, b. Feb. 21, 1859, at Henderson, Ky. ; 
m. Nov. 30, 1879, William Young Watson, at Hen- 
derson. Children: (i) Stuart Madison^ Watson, b. 
June 24, 1882; m. Mar. 10, 1902, Carolyn McClaire 
Dennis; b. Oct. 5, 1881. Children: i, Dorothy 
Stanley^" Watson, b. Jan. 8, 1903. 2, William 
Chester^" Watson, b. Jan. 20, 1914. (2) Thomas 
Grayson'' Watson, b. Sept. 21, 1885 ; m. June 7, 1915, 
Mrs. Mattie Bellamy. (3) Chester Parsons^ Wat- 
son, b. Oct. 27, 1891. 



(Record on pp. 201 and 300, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
John Henry^ Parsons (Theodore®, Amasa^, Noah*, Noah^, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 4, 1822, at Waterloo, N. Y. ; 
d. Oct. 17, 1891, at Jamestown, N. Y. He m. Oct. 18, 1848, at 
Geneva, N. Y., Anna Maria Hulton Giffing; b. Oct. 28, 183 1 ; 
d. at Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 13, 1899; daughter of William and 
Margaret Van Rensselaer (Keating) Giffing of Geneva. 

The following is an extract from an obituary in a Jamestown 
paper : 

"Mr. Parsons was born in Waterloo, N. Y. In Geneva he 
was married to Anna, daughter of William Giffing, the well- 
known silversmith forty-three years ago. After his marriage he 
removed to Toronto, Ont., where he was the first manager of 
the Montreal Telegraph Co. In 1848 he removed to Buffalo 
and took control of a telegraph office, afterwards, at the solici- 
tation of the late W. G. Fargo, entering the employ of the 
A.merican Express Co., with which he remained about thirty 
years, until ill health compelled him to cease labor, ever since 
which he has been on the Company's retired list and pensioned. 

"Several years ago Mr. Parsons came to Jamestown where 
he has since resided, and where his kindness of heart and recti- 
tude have won him a large number of friends. He leaves as a 
heritage to his children a record for honesty and usefulness 
which has never been assailed." 



376 the parsons family 

Children of John Henry^ and Anna M. H. (Giffing) 

Parsons, 
all born at Bufifalo, N. Y. : 
i Maj. William Theodore^ b. Aug. 28, 1850; d. at 
Buffalo, Nov., 1901 ; m. at Buffalo, Oct., 1891, 
Lillian Cruice. Child: (i) Gladys^ b. Aug. 25, 
1892, at Buffalo. 

Extracts from an obituary of Maj. William 
Theodore Parsons in a Buffalo paper: 

"The deceased was well-known among bankers, 
but was better known in local military circles. For 
many years previous to the failure of the Bank of 
Commerce, about five years ago, he was connected 
with that institution as corresponding secretary, and 
was a member of the Bankers' Association. He 
served in the National Guard of this State for 
almost twenty years, starting in the 65th Regt., as 
private, and finally attaining command of a battalion, 
with the rank of Major. ... At the outbreak of 
the Spanish American War, he was among the first 
to volunteer and went with his regiment to Camp 
Alger, . . . and later as a regimental quarter- 
master in the 202d Regt., and was the only com- 
missioned officer who was not in the hospital. His 
splendid physique sustained him throughout his stay 
in Cuba, but the seeds of the disease that resulted 
in his death are believed to have been sown there." 

618 ii Ann Elizabeth^, b. Nov. 20, 1852; m, Willard S. 

Brown, 
iii John Ganson^, b. Sept. 18, 1857; m. at Buffalo, N. Y., 

Nov. 28, 1901, Sarah Eva McCormack; daughter 

of William Turner McCormack of Buffalo. No 

children, 
iv Kate Giffing*, b. Mar. 18, i860; d. Sept. 8, 1865, at 

Buffalo. 

(Record on pp. 201 and 300, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
William Chester^ Parsons (Theodore^, Amasa^, Noah*, 
Noah^ Esq. Joseph-, Comet Joseph^), b. Oct. 20, 1830; m. at 



SEVENTH GENERATION 377 

Galena, 111., Oct. 20, 1857, Roberta Virginia Carson; b. Mar. 
14, 1837, at Baltimore, Md. ; daughter of Robert William and 
Eugenia Charlotte Constantia Phebe (Durkee) Carson of Win- 
chester, Va. He was a life insurance agent and resided at 
Galena and Chicago, 111. 

Children of William Chester and Roberta V. (Carson) 

Parsons : 
i Frank Robert^ b. Aug. 10, 1858; m. Oct. 27, 1881, 
Viola Eliza Walker; daughter of Horatio Walker. 
Child: (i) Nellia Roberta^, b. Dec. 12, 1885, d. 
ii Theodore Chester^ b. June 3, 1862; m. Daisy Coates. 
Child: (i) Harold Coates^ b. Feb. 14, 1885; m. 
Inez Clarabell Dwight; b. Aug. 6, 1887; daughter 
ol Walter E. Dwight. She d. Apr. 29, 1916. 
iii Oscar RoUo^ b. Jan. 16, 1865; d. Dec. 18, 1915; m. 

Jan. 16, 1900, Dellaphene Kimmel. 
iv Charles Eugene^ b. July 18, 1869; m. Dec. 24, 1896, 
Ruth Lasure Phelps. Child: (i) Grace Phelps^, 
b. Nov. 26, 1903; d, Sept. 24, 1915. 

381 Charles Wesley'^ Allen (Maria*^ Bliss, Martha^ Par- 
sons, Timothy*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at 
New Haven, Conn., May 21, 1821 ; d. Feb. 11, 1895; m. (i) 
June 10, 1846, Mary R. Peck; b. Nov. 10, 1829; d. Feb. 5, 1856. 
He m. (2) Nov. 10, 1861, Grace E. Stevens of New Haven; b. 
Sept. II, 1834; daughter of Henry and Hannah (Green) Stevens, 

Children of Charles Wesley'^ and Mary R. (Peck) Allen: 
i Edward Hotchkiss® Allen, b. Feb. 4, 1847. 
ii Charles Bliss^ Allen, b. Dec. 25, 1850. 
iii Herbert Averill* Allen, b. Dec. 29, 1853 ; d. July 5, 
1855. 

Children of Charles Wesley^ and Grace E. (Stevens) 

Allen : 
iv Maud A.« Allen, b. Oct. 22, 1865 ; m. Oct. 16, 1888, 
Charles Allen Klots, Yale College 1888; son of 
Walter J. and Elizabeth (Brown) Klots. Children: 
(i) Allen Trafford^ Klots, b. Sept. 14, 1889, Yale 
College 1909; Harvard Law 1913. Was in Squad- 



378 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

ron A, on the Mexican border, 1916, and was com- 
missioned in U, S. Army at Plattsburg in 1917. (2) 
Constance Morford^ Klots, b. Apr. 26, 1893. 
V Edith F.« Allen, b. July 31, 1871 ; m. Oct. 24, 1905, 
Henry F. Punderson; son of Samuel S. and Mary 
(Fuller) Punderson. 

382 Hem AN Bangs^ Allen (Maria^ Bliss, Martha^ Parsons, 
Timothy*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at New 
Haven, Conn., Mar. 16, 1827; d. May 28, 1891 ; m. Jan. 15, 
1856, Margaret E. Ferguson; b. Dec. 13, 1830. 

Children of Heman Bangs^ and Margaret E. 

(Ferguson) Allen: 
i May Eva* Allen, b. Oct. 25, 1856. 
ii Lilla Maria* Allen, b. Aug. 9, 1858; d. Apr. 23, 1863. 
iii James Ferguson* Allen, b. Dec. 25, i860, 
iv Caro Graves* Allen, b. Mar. i, 1865. 

383 Hester Ann'' Allen (Maria® Bliss, Martha^ Parsons, 
Timothy*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at New 
Haven, Conn., Aug. 22, 1831 ; d. May 11, 1905; m. Mar. 2, 
1853, Edwin Avery Park, M.D., of New Haven; b. at Preston, 
Conn., Jan. 27, 1817; d. Jan. 17, 1879; son of Franklin and 
Hannah (Avery) Park. 

Children of Dr. Edwin Avery and Hester Ann^ 
(Allen) Park: 
i Catherin Bliss* Park, b. Jan. 7, 1855. 
ii Franklin Allen* Park, b. June 2, 1856; m. Mar. 29, 

1888, Lucy Amelia Cowell. Child: (i) Edwin 
Avery^ Park; b. June 23, 1891. 

iii Charles Edwin* Park, b. Oct. 4, 1857; m. Aug. 5, 

1889, Grace Carpenter. Child: (i) Theo. Mar- 
guritte® Park, b. Feb. 17, 1891. 

iv Herbert Avery* Park, b. Mar. 25, 1861 ; d. Sept. 12, 

1862. 
V Hester Maria* Park, b. June 22, 1867; m. Dec. 2^, 
1895, Harrie Adelbert Parker. Child: (i) Allen 
Price^ Parker, b. Mar. 30, 1898. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 379 

384 Helen Marta^ Dunham (Martha'' Bliss, Martha^ Par- 
sons, Timothy*, Noah^ Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 
16, 1827; m. Nov. 25, 1851, Albert Little of Boston, Mass.; b. 
at Sandwich, N. H. They lived in Boston, Jamaica Plain, New- 
ton Centre and Auburndale. 

Children of Albert and Helen Maria^ (Dunham) Little: 
i Elizabeth Nicholls^ Little, b. , at Boston, Mass. 

ii William Adam* Little, b. , at Jamaica Plain; m. 

Charlotte Farnsworth. 
iii Waldo Furbur® Little, b. , at Newton Centre; m. 

Eliza Rex. 
iv James Henry® Little, b. , at Auburndale; m. Flo. 

Wellman. 
V Albert White* Little, b. , at Auburndale ; m. Grace 

Gould. 



385 James Harvey^ Dunham (Martha'' BHss, Martha^ Par- 
sons, Timothy*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Pitts- 
field, Mass., Nov. 28, 183 1 ; d. Apr. 28, 1901 ; m. at New Haven, 
Conn., May 21, 1863, Harriet Winslow Lathrop, who d. Nov. 22, 
1879. He was a merchant in New York City. 

Children of James Harvey^ and Harriet Winslow 
(Lathrop) Dunham: 

i Harriet Lathrop* Dunham, b. Apr. i, 1864; m. June 
4, 1895, Marchese A. de Viti de Marco. Children: 
(i) James Girolamo^ de Viti de Marco, b. Feb. 22, 
1896. (2) Etta Lucia^ de Viti de Marco, b. Feb. 
16, 1898. (3) Lucia Helen'' de Viti de Marco, b. 
Nov. 29, 1900. 

ii Lilian Howland* Dunham, b. June 3, 1867. 

iii Helen Bliss* Dunham, b. Sept. 19, 1868; m. Sept. i, 
1910, W. T. Holmes Spicer. 

iv Elizabeth Howland* Dunham, b. Mar. 12, 1871 ; d. 
Nov. 7, 1871. 

V Katherine* Dunham, b. Mar. 12, 1871 ; m. Sept. 14, 
1910, John Hudson Bennett. 

vi Grace Louise* Dunham, b. Feb. 4, 1876; m. Theodore 



380 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

W. Luling, Apr. 11, 1898. Children: (i) Rosamond 
Elena Lathrop'-* Luling, b. Nov. 23, 1899. (2) 
Theodore Dunham'' Luling, b. Oct. 30, 1902. (3) 
Geoffrey NoeP Luling, b. Dec. 23, 1909. 

386 Henry Tappan'^ Dunham (Martha^ Bliss, Martha^ 
Parsons, Timothy*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at 
Pittsfield, Mass., Dec. 4, 1833 ; d. at Charleston, S. C, Apr. 8, 
1892; m. at Pittsfield, Mass., Sept. 4, i860, Martha Goodrich; 
b. Feb. 13, 1838, at Pittsfield; daughter of George W. and 
Deborah (Weston) Goodrich. He was connected with the State 
Bank of Indiana at Fort Wayne until 1865 ; was then called to 
Sherburne, N. Y., to reorganize the private bank of Joshua 
Pratt & Co., into a National Bank, where he was cashier until 
1883. He then removed to Norwich, N. Y., to organize the 
Chenango National Bank. He was a deacon of the Congrega- 
tional Church at Sherburne and Sunday School Superintendent 
for twelve years. He was also President of the Board of Edu- 
cation which laid the foundation for the Sherburne High School. 

Children of Henry Tappan^ and Martha (Goodrich) 

Dunham : 
i Henry Goodrich^ Dunham, b. at Ft. Wayne, Ind., May 
25, 1862 ; m. Oct., 1895, ^t Tamaqua, Pa., Louise 
Shindel; b. May 13, 1871 ; daughter of Conrad and 
Louise (Bailey) Shindel. He is a graduate of 
Williams College, Class of 1885. He organized tlie 
Savings and Dime Bank at Scranton, Pa., with which 
he is connected as Vice-President, 
ii George Theodore^ Dunham, b. at Ft. Wayne, Ind., 
Dec. 13, 1864; m. at Norwich, N. Y., Oct. 7, 1891, 
Carrie Manning; b. Aug. 10, 1866; daughter of 
Gilbert and Sarah (Martin) Manning of Glen, 
N. Y. He succeeded his father as Cashier of the 
Bank at Norwich, 1893-1904, and since 1904 has 
been Cashier of the Peoples National Bank, Scranton, 
Pa. Child: (i) Henry Manning^ Dunham, b, at 
Norwich, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1892; m. at Scranton, Pa., 
Oct. 16, 1914, Gladys Marsh; b. at Ithaca, N. Y., 
Mar. 18, 1891 ; daughter of Eugene and Helen 



SEVENTH GENERATION 3^^ 

(Potter) Marsh. Child: i, Henry Manning^" Dun- 
ham, Jr. b. Oct. 29, 1916. 

iii James Harris^ Dunham, b. at Sherburne, N. Y., July 
7, 1867; m. at Scranton, Pa., Sept. 20, 1899, Mar- 
garet Gibson; b. June i, 1877, at Dunmore, Pa. ; 
daughter of George Gibson of Dumfries, Scotland, 
and Helen Davies of Abergaverny, Wales. He is 
Auditor of the International Salt Company of Scran- 
ton, Pa. Children (all born at Scranton, Pa.) • 
(i) Margaret^ Dunham, b. Mar. 3, 1901 ; d. Mar. 
6, 1901. (2) James Harris^ Dunham, Jr., Feb. i, 
1902. (3) Hester Gibson^ Dunham, b. May lo, 1905. 

iv Frank Allen^ Dunham, b. at Sherburne, N. Y., Oct. 11, 

1869; d. Aug. 2, 1870, at Pittsfield, Mass. 
V Martha Bliss^ Dunham, b. at Sherburne, N. Y., June 
14, 1871. 

vi Katherine Newton* Dunham, b. at Sherburne, N. Y., 
Aug. 29, 1875; m. at Scranton, Pa., Apr. 30, 1901, 
George W. Mansfield of Boston, Mass. ; b. Sept. 28, 
1876 ; son of Joseph N. Mansfield, D.D. ; b. Poult- 
ney, Vt., 1840, and Pamelia Murray; b. Whitehall, 
N. Y., 1837. 

386a William^ Bliss (William^ Bliss, Martha^ Parsons, 
Timothy*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at North- 
ampton, Mass., Mar. 31, 1836; m. Oct. 26, 1864, S. Maria Clapp ; 
b. at Northampton, Oct. 12, 1838; daughter of Julius Clapp of 
Northampton. He learned the trade of bookbinder where his 
father had worked. He was commissioned ist Lieut, in Co. G, 
37th Regt., Mass. Vols., and Aug. 2"/, 1862, was commissioned 
Captain. Being needed at home after the death of his brother, 
he resigned Dec. 5, 1863. In 1864 he bought a book bindery at 
Troy, N. Y., and carried on the business at Troy until he retired 
in 1909; is now (1917) living at 32 George St., Troy, N. Y. 

Children of William^ and S. Maria (Clapp) Bliss, 
all born at Troy, N. Y. : 
i George Spencer® BHss, b. Mar. 7, 1866; m. June 24, 
1903, Mary Gerry Brown; b. Feb. 12, 1867, in 
Lynn, Mass. He is an electrician and resides at 11 



382 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Light St., Lynn. Child: (i) Elizabeth Gerry^ Bliss, 
b. Apr. 15, 1904. 
ii Lizzie Bridgman^ Bliss, b. Nov. 13, 1867; d. Oct. 2, 

1873- 
iii Bertha Maria® Bliss, b. Feb. i, 1870. 
iv William® Bliss, Jr., b. Apr. 4, 1872; d. Apr. 24, 1874. 
V Theodore® Bliss, b. Nov. 7, 1880; m. Oct. 17, 1906, 

Helen B. Corey; b. July 21, 1882. He is a Medical 

Missionary at Nanking, China. 

387 Charles Bliss^ Kingsley (Caroline^ Bliss, Martha^ 
Parsons, Timothy*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. at 
Northampton, Mass., Feb. 22, 1833; d. Nov. 16, 1887, at 
Northampton; m. Oct. 20, 1858, at Springfield, Mass., Elizabeth 
C. Holman; b. Sept. 6, 1834, at Wilbraham, Mass.; daughter 
of John Holman of Wilbraham, Mass. ; born Nov. 2, 1803 ; d. 
Mar. 17, 1872. 

Children of Charles Bliss^ and Elizabeth C. (Holman) 

Kingsley, 
all born at Northampton, Mass. : 
i Nellia Holman® Kingsley, b. June 9, 1861 ; d. Feb. 18, 

1862. 
ii Charles Bliss® Kingsley, b. Feb. 10, 1863; m. Sept. 
10, 1889, Helen Louise Chapin; b. Sept. 10, 18 ; 
daughter of Frederick Smith Chapin of North- 
ampton, Mass. Children: (i) Helene^ Kingsley, b. 
June 2y, 1890. (2) Elizabeth Holman^ Kingsley, 
b. Oct. 13, 1897. 
iii Martha Henderson® Kingsley, b. May 22, 1864; d. Aug. 

21, 1864. 
iv Mabel Durant® Kingsley, b. Nov. 22, 1865 ; m. Apr. 
29, 1896, Oscar Wendell Edwards; b. May 14, 1864; 
son of Oscar Edwards of Chesterfield, Mass. 
V Harry Holman® Kingsley, b. Mar. 19, 1863; d. Oct. 

14, 1869. 
vi Walter Childs® Kingsley, b. Aug. 26, 1869. 
vii Frank Warner® Kingsley, b. Aug. 13, 1872; m. Oct. 
12, 1904, Mary Zahn Miller; b. Dec. 29, 1878; 
daughter of Samuel Carroll Miller of Dauphin, Pa. 
Child: (i) Elizabeth® Kingsley, b. Apr. 23, 1910. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 3^3 

388 John Chester^ Kingsley (Caroline^ Bliss, Martha' 
Parsons, Timothy*, Noah^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^, b. at 
Northampton, Jan. 12, 1835; m. May 9, 1866, Frances Kimball 
Hubbard; b. Dec. i, 1843; daughter of Charles Hubbard of 
Springfield, Mass. 

Children of John Chester^ and Frances Kimball 

(Hubbard) Kingsley, 

all born in Springfield, Mass. : 

619 i Sarah Kimball® Kingsley, b. June 3, 1867; m. Ralph 

Boyd Powell. 
ii Caroline Bliss® Kingsley, b. July 19, 1869; m. Jan. 

31, 1909, Edward Rowland Dyer. Child: (i) 

Kingsley^ Dyer, b. May 31, 1913. 
iii Kate Louise® Kingsley, b. July 27, 1871. 

620 iv Anna Lucy® Kingsley, b. Sept. 14, 1876; m. Harold 

Alexander Ley. 

V Frances Hubbard® Kingsley, b. Sept. 19, 1878. 

vi Ruth Parsons® Kingsley, b. Feb. 22, 1885 ; m. Oct. 23, 
1907, George Henry Frey; b. Oct. i, 1881 ; son of 
Charles and Annie (Broderick) Frey. Children 
(bom in Springfield, Mass.): (i) Helen^ Frey, b. 
Mar. 12, 1913; d. Mar. 13, 1913. (2) Caroline 
Kingsley'' Frey, b. Jan. 19, 1915. 

389 Caroline Maria^ Kingsley (Caroline^ Bliss, Martha^ 
Parsons, Timothy*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at 
Northampton, Mass., Nov. 29, 1836; d. Mar. 28, 1913; m. Sept. 
II, 1861, Henry Roberts; b. July 24, 1832, at North Amherst, 
Mass. ; son of Charles Roberts of Northampton, Mass. ; b. Apr. 
3, 1799; d. at North Amherst, Dec. 14, 1832. 

Children of Henry and Caroline Maria^ (Kingsley) 

Roberts, 
all born in Northampton, Mass. : 
i Carrie Bliss® Roberts, b. Oct. 23, 1865 ; d. Oct. 25, 

1865. 
ii Caroline Bliss® Roberts, b. Oct. 19, 1867; m. Oct. 9, 
1896, James Shepherd Cobb, son of Elisha Cobb 
of Florence, Mass. Children: (i) Henry Roberts® 
Cobb, b. Nov. 23, 1897, in Boston, Mass. He served 



384 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

two years as quartermaster in U. S. N. R. on board 
the U. S. S. Penobscot in the Mediterranean Sea in 
the late war. (2) Esther Meroa^ Cobb, b. June 3, 
1901, at Mt. Vernon, N. Y, 

iii Mary Lydia® Roberts, b. Oct. 12, 1870; m. Oct. 12, 
1896, Harry CHnton Crafts; b. Feb. 8, 1870; son of 
Edward C. Crafts of Northampton, Mass. Child: 
(i) CaroHne Mary« Crafts, b. May 18, 1899. 

iv Henry Alexander^ Roberts, b. June 18, 1874; m. Aug. 
18, 1902, Mabel Crane Murphy; b. Dec. 9, 1878; 
daughter of Edwin Smith Crane of Danville, N. Y. 
Children (born in Northampton, Mass.) : (i) Henry^ 
Roberts, b. Apr. 28, 1904. (2) Edia Irene® 
Roberts, b. Feb. 21, 1908. 

390 Nancy Elizabeth" Kingsley (Caroline'' Bliss, Martha^ 
Parsons, Timothy*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 
17, 1839, at Northampton, Mass. ; m. June 4, 1862, William H. 
Todd; b. May 16, 1838, of Northampton. 

Children of William H. and Nancy Elizabeth^ 
(Kingsley) Todd, 
all born at Northampton, Mass. : 
i Emma^ Todd, b. Mar. 5, 1863; m. Oct. 11, 1893, John 
Warren Hartwell. 
621 ii William Baker^ Todd, b. June, 1864; m. Delia Gawn. 
iii Elizabeth Nancy^ Todd, b. June 18, 1868; m. Feb. 12, 
1908, Ellis B. Currier; b. Mar. 13, 1858; son of 
Bagley G. Currier of Bradford, Vt. 
iv Julia DeForest^ Todd, b. Jan. 2, 1872; d. Aug. 5, 1872. 

391 Edward M." Bliss (Edward Eli'', Martha^ Parsons, 
Timothy*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 19, 
1840, in Buckland, Mass.; m. Mar. 9, 1865, Sarah E. Worthing- 
ton ; b. Mar. 7, 1842, at Spencer, Mass. 

Children of Edward M.'^ and Sarah E. (Worthington) 

Bliss : 

i Susie Worthington^ Bliss, b. Dec. 28, 1865, at Paw- 
tucket, R. I. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 385 

ii Nellie Mores^ Bliss, b. Dec. 28, 1865, at Pawtucket, 

R. I. 
iii Katie Mabel® Bliss, b. Nov. 9, 1871, at Spencer, Mass. 
iv Nettie E.® Bliss, b. June 22, 1873, at Spencer, Mass. 



392 Mary Hervey^ Bliss (George*^, Martha^ Parsons, 
Timothy'*, Noah-^, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. at New- 
Haven, Conn., May 4, 1844; m. Jan. 30, 1867, Andrew Gifford 
Agnew; b. Oct. 12, 1833; d. Dec. 2-], 1899; son of William 
Agnew. 

Children of Andrew Gifford and Mary Hervey'^ 
(Bliss) Agnew: 
i George Bliss* Agnew, b. Jan. 12, 1868, in New York 
City; m. Dec. 2, 1908, in New York City, Emily 
Dutilh Grugan; b. Jan. 28, 1881 ; daughter of Maj. 
Frank C. and Catherine Madelane (Dutilh) Grugan. 
(He is in the U. S. Army.) Children: (i) George 
Bliss'' Agnew, b. Sept. 9, 1909. (2) Andrew Gif-" 
ford'' Agnew, b. Mar. 8, 1911. (3) Charles Dutilh'' 
Agnew, b. Apr. 14, 1915. (4) Catharine Madelaine® 
Agnew, b. Mar. 10, 1917. 
ii Cornelius Rea^ Agnew, b. May 17, 1870, in New York 
City; m. Nov. 8, 1902, at Millbrook, N. Y., Blanch 
Bean; b. Jan. 25, 1877; daughter of Curtis Coe 
and Mary Margaret (Bradshaw) Bean. Children: 
(i) Alice Gifford^ Agnew, b. July 21, 1904. (2) 
Cornelius Rea® Agnew, Jr., b. Jan. 20, 1906. (3) 
Donald" Agnew, b. Nov. 4, 1907. (4) Sanford 
Martin" Agnew, b. June 9, 191 1. 
iii Catharine Sanford'* Agnew, b. Aug. 30, 1875. at Pali- 
sades, Rockland County, N. Y. ; m. Apr. 14, 1903, 
Edgar Sterling Auchincloss, Jr.; b. Dec. 13, 1874, 
in New York City ; son of Edgar Sterling and Maria 
(Sloan) Auchincloss. Children: (i) Mary Bliss" 
Auchincloss, b. Apr. 6, 1904. (2) Elizabeth Ellen" 
Auchincloss, b. June 27, 1905. (3) Catherine San- 
ford" Auchincloss, b. Oct. 7, 1907. (4) Edgar Ster- 
ling" Auchincloss, Jr., b. Apr. 19, 1909. 



386 THE PARSONS FAMILY 



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iv Alice Gifford^ Agnew, b. Nov. 10, 1879, in Ne 
York City; m. Feb. -zy, 1906, Henry F. Fisher; b. 
Oct. 3, 1873; son of William Bennett and Katherine 
Everett (Johnson) Fisher. Children: (i) Agnew'-* 
Fisher, b. July 16, 1907. (2) Bennett^ Fisher, b. 
Mar. 5, 1909. (3) Joan° Fisher, b. July 5, 191 1. 

393 George Theodore^ Bliss (George®, Martha^ Parsons, 
Timothy*. Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 19, 185 1, 
in Manchester, England; m. Feb. 12, 1879, in New York City, 
Jennette Dwight, who d. Mar. 24, 1901 ; daughter of Amos 
Trowbridge and Susan Dwight (Daggett) Dwight. 

Child of George Theodore^ and Jennette (Dwight) Bliss: 
i Susan Dwight® Bliss, b. Jan. 16, 1882. 

394 Walter Phelps^ Bliss (George", Martha^ Parsons, 
Timothy*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, Comet Joseph^), b. in New York 
City, Mar. 10, 1870; m. at Detroit, Mich., Apr. 29, 1897, 
Katharine Baldwin ; daughter of Henry Porter Baldwin of 
Detroit, Mich. Mr. Bliss is a graduate of Yale College, Class 
of 1892 A.B., and of the New York Law School LL.B. 1896. 
He did not practice law, but as a capitalist has been in active 
business in New York City since marriage. He is a Trustee 
and Director in several insurance and railroad companies and is 
a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon, Union, Riding, and New 
York Yacht Clubs. His home is at Bernardstown, N. J., but 
he also has a residence in New York, with offices at 71 Broadway. 

Children of Walter Phelps' and Katharine 
(Baldwin) Bliss: 

i Ruth Baldwin- Bliss, b. in New York City, Jan. 22, 
1898; m. at Grace Church, New York City, Apr. 2, 
1919, Capt. Hermann Casper Schwab, b. July i, 
1891 ; educated at St. Mark's School, and Harvard 
College, 1909-1913. degree of A.B. He was a Cap- 
tain in U. S. Army for nineteen months. May, 1917, 
to Dec, 1918. 
ii Katharine Baldwin® Bliss, b. Jan. 30, 1901, in Morris- 
town, N. J. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 387 

iii Sibyll Baldwin^ Bliss, b. Apr. i, 1903, in New York 

City, 
iv Priscilla Baldwin^ Bliss, b. Nov. 29, 191 1, in New 

York City. 

395 Augusta'' Bliss (George", Martha^ Parsons, Timothy*, 
Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. i, 1872, at New 
York City; m. Apr. 16, 1907, at New York City, William Willis 
Reese; b. Oct. 20, 1868; son of William Henry and Mary 
Augusta (Willis) Reese. 

Child of William Willis and Augusta^ (Bliss) Reese: 
i Willis Livingston Mesier^ Reese, b. June 16, 19 13. 

396 Carrie Ames^ Bliss (Theodore*', Martha^ Parsons, 
Timothy*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. at Philadel- 
phia, Pa., Apr. I, 1855; d. Dec. 18, 1895; m. Nov. 17, 1887, 
Charles H. Southworth of Springfield, Mass., who d. about 1903. 

Children of Charles H. and Carrie Ames'' (Bliss) 
Southworth : 
i Eleanor Bliss^ Southworth, b. Sept. 7, 1893 ! m- June 
3, 1914, Ralph Sherman Hopkins of Springfield, 
Mass. They reside at Upper Montclair, N. J. 
ii Constant® Southworth, b. Dec. 18, 1895. 

397 Edgar Sumner' Bliss (Theodore'', Martha^ Parsons, 
Timothy*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Phila- 
delphia, Pa., Aug. 6, 1867; m. May 13, 1891, Jennie Gorham of 
Northampton, Mass. They reside at 153 Dartmouth Terrace, 
Springfield, Mass. 

Children of Edgar Sumner' and Jennie (Gorham) Bliss. 
i Arthur Gorham'^ Bliss, b. Jan. 15, 1893. 
ii Oliver Ames® Bliss, b. Feb. 24, 1895. 
iii Theodore® Bliss, b. June 27, 1896. 
iv Gorham® Bliss, b. Sept. i, 1902. 

398 Eliza Pomeroy' Dutton (Mary*' Pomeroy, Polly^ Par- 
sons, Timothy*, Noah^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 
3, 1827, at Boston, Mass.; d. Oct. 21, 1862; m. Nov. 7, 1849, 



338' THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Rev. Daniel T. Fiske, D.D. ; b. Mar. 29, 1819; d. Jan. 15, 1903. 
He was pastor of the Belleville Congregational Church in New- 
buryport, Mass., for fifty-six years, President of the Board of 
Trustees of Andover Theological Seminary and Phillips Andover 
Academy ; Acting Professor of Systematic Theology in Andover 
Seminary, 1881-1882; vice Prof. Edwards A. Parks. 

Children of Daniel T. and Eliza Pomeroy^ (Dutton) Fiske: 
622 i Mary Fidelia^ Fiske, b. Aug. 11, 1850; m. Charles A. 

Savage, 
ii George Dutton^ Fiske, b. Mar. 9, 1856, at Newbury- 

port, Mass.; d. Oct. 13, 1871. 

399 Harriet Louisa" Dutton (Mary" Pomeroy, Polly^ Par- 
sons, Timothy*, Noah^ Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 
9, 1837, at Boston, Mass.; m. Feb. 27, 1861, Rev. David Coit 
Scudder; b. Oct. 27, 1834; son of Deacon Charles V. and Sarah 
Lathrop (Coit) Scudder of Boston, a descendant of Thomas 
Scudder, who settled in Salem, Mass., in 1635. He graduated at 
Williams College, 1855; Andover Theological Seminary, 1859, 
and was ordained in 1861. They sailed for India in March, 
1861, as missionaries of the American Board, reaching Madras, 
June, 1 86 1, and from there went to Madura in Southern Hindo- 
stan. He was drowned Nov. 19, 1862, while attempting to ford 
a stream there. 

Child of Rev. David Coit and Harriet Louisa^ (Dutton) 

Scudder: 
i Vida D.^ Scudder, b. Dec. 15, 1861, at Madura, Hin- 
dostan, Asia. She is Professor of English Litera- 
ture in the Faculty of Wellesley College, Mass., also 
noted as an author and lecturer. 

400 Rev. Horace" Dutton (Mary" Pomeroy, Polly^ Parsons, 
Timothy*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. July 16, 1840, 
at Boston, Mass. He m. (i) Aug. 24, 1870, Martha Gilbert 
Sweet, who d. June 25, 1871. He m. (2) Sept. 3, 1873, Frances 
N. Bird, who d. Sept. 30, 1901. He graduated at Yale College 
in 1862, and became a Congregational Minister. In 1870 he was 
Pastor of the Church at Northboro, Mass., and has had 
pastorates in West Newbury and Wareham, Mass. 



seventh generation 389 

Child of Rev. Horace" and Martha Gilbert (Sweet) 

DUTTON : 

i Martha Sweet® Dutton, b. June 17, 1871 ; graduated 
from Smith College in 1895. 

Children of Rev. Horace^ and Frances N. (Bird) Button: 
ii Francis Bird® Dutton, b. Apr. 16, 1875 ; graduated from 
Harvard College 1897, and from the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology in 1900; m. June, 1903, 
Nancy Fliester. 
iii George Damon® Dutton, b. June 30, 1878; graduated 
from Harvard in 1899. 

401 Horace Hollom^ Parsons (Col. Denison", Seth^, 
David*, Ithamar^, Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 22, 
1808, at Granville, Mass.; d. 1878; m. Nov. 14, 1831, at 
Rochester, N. Y., Julia Ann Meacham ; b. Aug. 13, 1812; 
daughter of Lemuel D. and Polly (Gleason) Meacham. He was 
a farmer at Granville, Mass. 

Children of Horace Hollom'^ and Julia Ann 

(Meacham) Parsons: 
i Harriet Maria®, b. Apr. 3, 1833 ; m. Phineas Coe 
Stevens, who d. Feb. 20, 1914, aged 82. Children: 
(i) Edward Clarence^ Stevens, b. Feb. 23, 1857; 
m. May i, 1876, Bell Dickinson. He d. Nov. 24, 
1881. (2) Alice Louisa^ Stevens, b. Aug. 17, 1858; 
m. Aug. 16, 1877, Henry Crocker. (3) Frederick 
Denison'' Stevens, b. July 22, 1867; m. Nov. 25, 
1886, Addie Lucinda Harper. 

ii Denison Horace®, b. Nov. 16, 1835 ; d. Feb. 27, 1838. 
623 iii Clara Elizabeth®, b. Apr. 7, 1838; m. Benjamin Lang- 
ford Todd Bourland. 

iv Sylvester Lemuel®, b. Aug. 8, 1841 ; d. Nov. 27, 1865; 
unm. 

V Mary Gleason®, b. Apr. 25, 1846; m. Henry Wells; 
son of William and Juliette (Meacham) Wells. He 
d. Mar. 18, 1881. 

vi Horace Meacham®, b. Sept. 28, 1852; d. June 30, 1913; 
unm. 

vii Kate Bowman®, b. Jan. 7, 1857; d. Sept., 1913; unm. 



39© THE PARSONS FAMILY 

402 Phelps Hiland^ Parsons (Otis", Seth^ David*, Itha- 
mar^, Lieut. SamueP, Comet Joseph^), b. Aug. 18, 1825, at Gran- 
ville, Mass. ; m. June 6, 1849, at Winsted, Conn., Eliza A. Wilson. 
She d. Oct. 2, 1903. 

Children of Phelps Hiland^ and Eliza A. (Wilson) 

Parsons : 
i Cornelia Eliza^, b. May 4, 1850; d. Apr. 8, 1878; m. 

George B. Van Norman, Nov. 4, 1876. 
ii Ella Jane^ b. May 20, 1852; m. Apr. 3, 1872, William 
Alonzo Chatterton; b. Aug. 30, 1836; d. May 9, 
191 1. Children: (i) Dorothy Ella** Chatterton, b. 
Mar. II, 1883; m. June 24, 1905, N. Adolph Hinkley. 
Child: I. Adolph Chatterton^'' Hinkley, b. Dec. 2, 
1906. (2) George Alonzo" Chatterton, b. Apr. 6, 
1890. 
iii Frank Plielps^ b. June 5, 1854; m. Dec. 25, 1878, 
Genevieve Shepley. Children: (i) John Miller®, b. 
Oct. 7, 1879. (2) Charles Wakerman^, b. Nov. 30, 
1884. (3) George Van Norman", b. Nov. 24, li 
(4) Hazel." 



403 Elizur Barber^ Parsons (Otis*', Seth^, David*, Ithamar^, 
Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 25, 1828, at Granville, 
Mass.; m. 1851, at Harwinton, Conn., Mary A. Catlin; daughter 
of Samuel and Sally (Scoville) Catlin. He was a contractor 
and builder and resided many years at Winsted, Conn., where he 
d. Apr. II, 1914. 

Children of Elizur Barber and Mary A. (Catlin) 
Parsons, 
all born at Winsted, Conn. : 
i Wilbur E.^ b. 1856; m. 1884, Lillian Dyson; daughter 
of George and Sarah (Baker) Dyson. They reside 
at Winsted, Conn. Children: (i) Mabel Irene", b. 
; m. 1914, Claud R. Wendell; son of Dr. John 
C. and Marie (Harteg) Wendell. (2) Lester C." 
ii Samuel C.^, b. 1861 ; m. Lillie Hotchkiss in 1894; 
daughter of John B. Hotchkiss. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 39 1 

iii Walter A.^, b. 1863; m. 1894, Ann Hanley; daughter 

of James and Margaret Hanley. 
iv Frank E.^, b. 1872 ; m. 1902, Alice G. Neugent ; daughter 

of Thomas N. Neugent. 

404 Evans Miller'' Parsons (Otis", Seth^, David*, Ithamar^, 
SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 17, 1830; m. at Hartland, 
Conn., May 16, 1853, Miss Church; daughter of John and Nancy 
(Benning) Church of Hartland. In 1872 they resided at Har- 
winton, Conn. 

Children of Evans Miller" and (Church) Parsons: 

i Chloe Nancy*, b. Jan. 2, 1855. 

ii Hubert I.-, b. Oct. 15, 1856. 
iii Evans Otis*, b. Dec. 31, i860, 
iv Elson D.\ b. Oct. 7, 1863. 

V Elva M.«, b. Nov. 15, li 



405 James Hepburn'^ Parsons (Anson Virgil", JoeP, David*, 
Ithamar^, Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 30, 1832; d. 
June 16, 1876; m. Oct. 25, 1859, Ellen Richmond; b. May 14, 
1832; daughter of George Martin and Anna (Eddy) Richmond 
of Providence. (Anna Eddy was a daughter of Judge Eddy 
of the Supreme Court of R. I.) Mr. Parsons was a lawyer in 
Providence, R. I. 

Children of James Hepburn^ and Ellen (Richmond) 

Parsons : 
i George Richmond®, b. Apr. 10, 1861, at Providence, 
R. I. ; was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy 
and of Harvard University; m. Oct. 23, 1889, Clara 
Turner Brayton of Providence, R. I. He is Presi- 
dent of the Crompton Co., manufacturers of cordu- 
roys and velveteens, of Providence, R. I. Child: ( i ) 
Laura Turner^, b. Aug. 3, 1890. 
ii Mary Hepburn^ b. Apr. 18, 1862, at Providence, R. L 
Resides at Providence, R. L 

406 Henry Cooley^ Parsons (Anson Virgil", Joel^ David*, 
Ithamar^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 10, 1834; m. 



392 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

in 1864, Martha Hepburn; daughter of Wilham and Ehzabeth 
Hepburn. He graduated from Brown University in 1854; 
studied law with his father in Philadelphia, and settled in 
W'illiamsport, Pa. 

Children of Henry Cooley^ and Martha (Hepburn) 
Parsons, 
all born in Williamsport, Pa. : 
i Elizabeth Hepburn^. 

ii Frank- , m. ( i ) Elizabeth Watson. They had one child, 
a daughter. He m. (2) Emma Watson, and had 
two daughters, 
iii John Richmond.® 
iv Hepburn®. 

V Henry®, m. Christine Golden. Child: (i) Henry C^. 

407 Emma Hepburn^ Parsons (Anson Virgir*, JoeP, David*, 
Ithamar^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 31, 1848, at 
Philadelphia, Pa.; m. there Apr. 17, 1872, How^ard Richmond; 
b. Apr. 13, 1850, at Providence, R. I.; son of George and Anna 
(Eddy) Richmond. 

Children of Howard and Emma Hepburn^ (Parsons) 
Richmond: 
i Edith® Richmond, b. Dec. 3, 1872, at Philadelphia, Pa. 
ii Howard Anson® Richmond, b. Nov. 2y, 1874, at Provi- 
dence, R. I. 
iii Emma Hepburn® Richmond, b. Mar. 8, 1876, at Provi- 
dence; d. Mar., 1878. 
iv Frank Eddy® Richmond, b. Dec. 16, 1877, at Providence, 
R. I. 

V Lawrence® Richmond, b. Feb. 15, 1887, at Providence, 

R. L 



408 Lucius Virgil^ Parsons (Dennis Aribet*', JoeP, David*, 
Ithamar'*, Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 11, 1826; 
m. Cornelia Ann Pomeroy ; b. 1832, at Auburn, N. Y. ; d. May 
17, 1894, at Chicago, 111.; daughter of Charles Watrous and 
Hopey (Lonsbury) Pomeroy. 



seventh generation 393 

Child of Lucius Virgil" and Cornelia Ann (Pomeroy) 

Parsons: 
i Fannie Roby^ b. Apr. 13, 1855, at Auburn, N. Y.; m. 
Jan. 4, 1883, William Seymour Warren; b. May 10, 
1847, a-t Cleveland, Ohio, son of William and Mary 
Ann (Seymour) Warren. Children: (i) Lucius 
Parsons^ Warren, b. July 7, 1885, at Chicago, 111.; 
m. Elizabeth Huntington, Oct. 7, 1916; b. in 1885 at 
Memphis, Tenn. (2) Marion Parsons^ Warren, 
b. Dec. 28, 1887, at Chicago, 111.; m. June 11, 1914, 
Sanger Bright Steel ; son of Sanger and Oledine 
(Demmond) Steel. They reside at Hartsdale^ N. Y. 
Child: I, William Warren^'' Steel, b. July 23, 1916. 



409 Ann Eliza" Parsons (Dennis Aribet^, JoeP, David*, 
Ithamar^, Lieut. Samuel", Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 8, 1828; m. 
Oct. 19, 1852, at Hartford, Conn., Henry Luther Crowell; b. 
at Cleveland, Ohio. He d. Nov. 20, 1864. 

Children of Henry Luther and Ann Eliza^ (Parsons) 

Crowell : 
i Henry Parsons^ Crowell, b. Jan. 27, 1855. 
ii Edward Roby^ Crowell, b. Jan. i, 1861. 
iii Charles Burton^ Crowell, b. Nov. 23, 1862; d. ; 

m. ; daughter of . She resides in Phila- 

delphia, Pa. 



410 Katherine Augusta^ Parsons (Joel Beaman*^, JoeP, 
David*, Ithamar^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 6, 
1840, at St. Louis, Mo. ; m. St. Louis, Oct. 2, i860, Henry Ly- 
man Foote of , Mass. ; b. July 27, 1837, at Lee, Mass. ; son 
of Marshall and Sarah (Cady) Foote of Austerlitz. He w^as a 
merchant and resided at Memphis, Tenn., St. Louis, Mo., and 
Omaha, Neb. In i860 he was in Memphis as agent of the 
Laflin Powder Co. At the commencement of the Civil War the 
Confederates seized his powder, for which they paid him. His 
wife came North on the last boat leaving Memphis before the 
blockade. 



394 the parsons family 

Children of Henry Lyman and Katherine Augusta' 
(Parsons) Foote: 
i Maria Laflin® Foote, b. Feb. 13, 1862; m. Nov. 24, 
1880, James Boyd of St. Louis, Mo., and resided at 
Laramie, Wyo. 
ii Frances Ellen^ Foote, b. June 18, 1865. She is a 

teacher, 
iii George Henry* Foote, b. Feb. 27, 1873. 
iv Annie Parsons^ Foote, b. July 17, 1875; m. Henry H. 
Harris. They reside in Idaho. Child: (i) Mildred 
Leontine^ Harris, b. Nov. 29, 1900. 

411 Frances Maria" Parsons (Clement Merriam'', Curtis^, 
Aaron*, Ithamar^ Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 15, 
1832, at Durham, Conn. ; m. Aug. 2. 1855, at Durham, Norman 
Penfield; b. Feb. 15, 1830, at Portland, Conn.; son of Russell 
and Abby (Pratt) Penfield (daughter of Ozias and Abigail Pratt; 
b. Mar. 4, 1793). In 1872 they resided at Seattle, Wash. 

Children of Norman and Frances Maria^ (Parsons) 
Penfield : 
i Anna Lima* Penfield, b. Aug. 17, 1859, at Portland, 

Conn. ; m. July 28, 1886, at Seattle, Wash., Horace O. 

Hollenbeck. Children (all born at Seattle, Wash.) : 

(i) Norman Knox** Hollenbeck, b. Mar. 3, 1888; m. 

Dec. II, 1913, Emma Elizabeth Spensley; daughter 

of James and Mary (Franke) Spensley; b. Jan. 23, 

1886, at Aurora, 111. (2) Harold^ Hollenbeck, b. 

Nov. 2y, 1889; m. June 7, 191 1, Katheryn Brackett; 

daughter of Alfred and Ida (Godfrey) Brackett. 

(3) Horace^ Hollenbeck, b. Mar. 5, 1893. (4) 

Helen^ Hollenbeck, b. Aug. 24, 1897. 
ii Howard* Penfield, b. Nov. 15. 1861, at Durham, Conn.; 

m. Rena Lavold, Apr. 4, 1899. No children, 
iii Russell* Penfield, b. Mar. 4, 1865, at Middletown, 

Conn.; d. Feb. 5, 1912, at Seattle, 
iv Floyd* Penfield, b. Aug. 8, 1867, at Champlain, N. Y. 
V Fritz Bismarck* Penfield, b. July 21, 1870, at Champlain, 

N. Y. ; d. Apr. 29, 1872, at Seattle. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 395 

vi Helen^ Penfield, b. Jan. 27, 1872, at Seattle, 
vii Alice^ Penfield, b. Nov. i, 1874, at Seattle, 
viii Marionette^ Penfield, b. Mar. 28, 1878, at Seattle; d. 
June 9, 1881, at Seattle. 

412 Guernsey Smith^ Parsons (Clement Merriam", Curtis^. 
Aaron*, Ithamar^, Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 4, 
1834, at Durham, Conn.; d. Oct. 11, 1898, at Waterbury, Conn.; 
m. Oct. 14, 1858, Eliza Jane Brown; b. Apr. i, 1836; daughter 
of William and Sarah Susanna (Kingsbury) Brown. He was 
Mayor of Waterbury, Judge of Probate, Aide to Governor Hub- 
bard of Connecticut, and held other minor offices. 

Child of Guernsey Smith^ and Eliza Jane (Brown) 

Parsons : 
i Sarah Kingsbury^, b. Nov. 30, 1864, at Waterbury, 
Conn. ; m. Nov. 17, 1886, William Buckingham Mer- 
riam of Waterbury; b. June 11, 1853; son of 
Charles Buckingham and Charlotte (Field) Merriam ; 
both d. Children (born at Waterbury) r (i) Buck- 
ingham Parsons^ Merriam, b. Aug. 18, 1887. (2) 
William Buckingham^ Merriam, b. May 13, 1898; d. 

(Continued from p. 212, Vol. i.) 

413 Louisa Hill^ Parsons (Clement Merriam", Curtis^ 
Aaron*, Ithamar^, Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 3, 
1846; m. May 3, 1866, Lucius Hubbard Foote; b. Dec. 30, 1844. 

Children of Lucius Hubbard and Louisa Hill" (Parsons) 

Foote : 

i Martha Thayer^ Foote, b. Apr. 10, 1868; m. Nov. 6, 
1889, Benjamin J. Maltby; son of Charles and May 
(Lindsley) Maltby of North ford. Conn. Children: 
Lucius Foote^ Maltby, b. Jan. 15, 1891. (2) Cath- 
arine Lindsley^ Maltby, b. Aug. 14, 1893. 

ii Alice Parsons® Foote, b. Sept. 18, 1878, at Durham, 
Conn.; m. Oct. 21, 1903, Albert W. Foote. 

414 Rev. Linus Parsons^ Bissell (Harriet Caroline^ Par- 
sons, Linus^ Ithamar*, Ithamar^ Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet Joseph^), 



396 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

b. at Clinton, N. Y., Aug. 30, 1842; d. at Litchfield, Conn., Nov. 
4, 1912; m. in New York City, Oct. 16, 1866, Katharine Hopkins 
Spencer, daughter of Rev. William Henry and Almira (Hopkins) 
Spencer. Rev. Linus Parsons Bissell, S.T.D., prepared for col- 
lege at Prof. Benjamin W. Dwight's Rural High School, Clinton, 
N. Y. ; entered Hamilton College, Class of 1863 ; Prize Speaker, 
Clark Prize Orator, Chi Psi Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa, B.A., 
M.A. ; Law Course at Albany Law School, LL.B. Practiced law 
with Franklin D. Locke and Wilson Shannon Bissell at Buffalo, 
N. Y. ; Cashier Clinton Banking House ; Principal Sauquoit 
Academy, Headmaster (Latin) large private school in Buffalo; 
Principal Durham Academy, Conn. ; founded Hartford Classical 
School ; studied for Episcopal Ministry with Prof. Edward John- 
son of Trinity Church, Hartford ; was called while in Deacon's 
Orders to St. Nicholas Church, Litchfield, Conn., in 1884, where 
he officiated ten years. Ordained at St. John's, Waterbury, May 
23, 1884. He visited Mexico in a friend's private car ; was 
presented to President Porfirio Diaz ; called to Trinity Church, 
Oxford, Pa., the oldest church in United States where Episcopal 
services have been continuous (bicentenary of Oxford, 1898) ; 
degree of S.T.D. conferred by his Alma Mater, Hamilton College, 
in 1899. His health failing, he left Oxford in 1892, and became 
special preacher in New York ; went to England and France in 
191 1. He died at his home in Litchfield, Conn., Nov. 4, 1912 
and was buried in the family lot at Sunset Hill, Clinton, N. Y. 

Child of Rev. Linus Parsons^ and Katherine Hopkins 
(Spencer) Bissell; 
i Clinton Spencer® Bissell, b. at Sauquoit, N. Y., Mar. 5, 
1870; prepared for Yale University at Hartford 
Hopkins Grammar School ; entered Yale, Class of 
1894; graduated from Academic course with honors 
in 1894; with Cramp's Shipyard, Philadelphia, as 
Electrical Engineer ; did much work on steamships 
St. Paul and St. Louis ; became an engineer on the 
Pennsylvania Railroad ; went to Nova Scotia, and 
built twenty-five miles of railroad as chief engineer 
of Yarmouth and Halifax Railroad; returned to 
Pennsylvania Railroad; was put on as Principal 
Assistant Engineer of New York Connecting Rail- 



SEVENTH GENERATION 397 

road on Long Island, and made whole preliminary 
survey for the great bridge work at Hell Gate. Now 
(1918) in Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, De- 
partment of Bridges and Buildings. He married 
Sarah Brunner Perry, at Philadelphia, Oct., 191 3. 
No children. 

415 Rush Walworth^ Bissell (Harriet Caroline'' Parsons, 
Linus^ Ithamar*, Ithamar^, Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at 
Clinton, N. Y., Jan. i, 1848; d. in New York City, Dec. 14, 1893; 
m. at Clinton, N. Y., Sept. 28, 1869, Annie Foster Pinney; b. at 
Washington, Pa., Apr. 14, 1848; daughter of Rev. John B. and 
Ellen Agnes (Seward) Pinney. Mr. Bissell graduated at Hamil- 
ton College, N. Y., June, 1869; lived for three years in Virginia, 
then at Lockport, N. Y., where he was interested in the Erie Canal. 
In 1882 he moved to New York City, holding a position as 
Assistant Manager of the Coal Department of the Erie Railroad, 
until a short time before his death in 1893. 

Children of Rush Walworth'^ and Annie Foster 
^ (Pinney) Bissell: 

i Ada Agnes* Bissell, b. in Virginia, Aug. 6, 1870; d. 
ii Albert* Bissell, b. in New Jersey, June i, 1872; d. 
iii Isabella Jeannette* Bissell, b. in New Jersey, Jan. 12, 
1896; d. 

416 John Linus^ Parsons (George Ithamar*', Linus^, Itha- 
mar*, Ithamar^, Lieut. Samuel", Cornet Joseph^), b. at Lansing, 
Mich., Nov. 20, 1850; m. at Alamosa, Cal., in 1881, Nettie M. 
Allen ; b. in Pueblo, Colo., Apr. 6, 1863 ; daughter of Harriet 
Allen. He is a druggist at Durango, Colo. 

Children of John Linus'^ and Nettie M. (Allen) Parsons, 
all bom at Durango, Colo., and died there : 
i Linus Allen^, b. Oct. 5, 1882; d. May 15, 1898. 
ii George Fremont*, b. Dec. 17, 1885; d. June 16, 1898. 
iii Marguerite Sophia*, b. Apr. 10, 1892 ; d. May 4, 1909. 

417 George Norris'' Parsons (George Ithamar^, Linus^, 
Ithamar*, Ithamar^, Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at 



398 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Lansing, Mich., Nov. 21, 1853; m. at White, S. Dak., Sept. 24, 
1889, Inda Margaret Hooker; b. July 7, 1866, at AngeHca, N. Y., 
daughter of Calvin T. and Catherine (Chapin) Hooker. In early 
life he v^as a teacher at Winona, Minn., and now (1917) is a 
lumber merchant at Elkton, S. Dak. 

Children of George Norris^ and Inda Margaret (Hooker) 

Parsons, 
all born at Elkton, S. Dak. : 
i Philip Hooker^ b. Mar. 25, 1895 ; m. at Alta, Iowa, 
Sept. 4, 1916, Ruby Feme Lee; b. Dec. 10, 1898, at 
Champaign, 111. ; daughter of James Harvey and 
Mary (Cook) Lee of Virginia. Children: (i) Helen 
Virginia^, b. July 22, 1917, at Great Falls, Mont. (2) 
Linus Lee°, b. Nov. 29, 19 19, at Alta, Iowa, 
ii Marjorie Chapin^, b. Dec. 31, 1898. 

418 Mary Louisa^ Parsons (George Ithamar*', Linus^, Itha- 
mar*, Ithamar^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Lansing, 
Mich., Apr. 20, 1857; m. at Winona, Minn., June 26, 1884, James 
Wentworth Keech; b. Apr. 3, 1854; son of Susan (Bollman) 
Keech. 

Children of James Wentworth and Mary Louisa^ 
(Parsons) Keech, 
all born at Elkton, S. Dak. : 
i Kate Ella« Keech, b. July 24, 1885. 
ii Winifred Beatrice* Keech, b. June 28, li 



419 Walter Howe" Parsons (George Ithamar", Linns'^, Itha- 
mar*, Ithamar^, Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Lansing, 
Mich., Oct. 8, 1859; m. at Winona, Minn., June 17, 1886, Kath- 
rine Ellison Willson ; b. July 23, 1858, at Sugar Grove, Warren 
County, Pa.; daughter of Mark and Elizabeth (Hallock) Willson. 

Children of Walter Howe" and Kate E. (Willson) 
Parsons, 
both born at Winona, Minn. : 
i Leslie Willson®, b. Jan. 30, 1887. In 19 17 he enlisted 
in the U. S. Navy and served as radio operator dur- 
ing four voyages to Europe in the war with Germany. 
On Nov. II, 1918, the day of the signing of the 



SEVENTH GENERATION 399 

Armistice, his vessel, the transport Ophir, was set 
on fire and sunk in the Mediterranean, east of Gibral- 
tar, by a German bomb in the coal bunkers. He re- 
mained at his post on the burning ship until the last 
life boat with the Captain cast loose. The cargo 
contained a large amount of gasoline and TNT, 
which exploded. He is still (1919) in the service, 
ii Frank Youmans^, b. Jan. 30, 1889; m. July 18, 1913, 
Edna Roloff; daughter of Albert W. and Dorothea 
(Zimmershied) Roloff. 

420 Enna Gertrude^ Parsons (Elizur Dwight*', Linus^, 
Ithamar*, Ithamar^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 21, 
1848, at Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. ; m. Sept. 11, 1872, at 
Kansas City, Mo., Edward Herbert Marshall of Dedham, Mass. 

Children of Edward Herbert and Enna Gertrude^ 
(Parsons) Marshall: 
i Edward Dwight* Marshall, b. June 10, 1873, at Kansas 
City, Mo. ; m. Dec. 22, 1802, at Oklahoma City, 
Okla., Alice Cecelia Craft. Children (born at Okla- 
homa City) : (i) Margaret^ Marshall, b. Oct. 6. 1904, 
at Oklahoma City. (2) Joyce** Marshall, b. Sept. 14, 
1 9 14, at Oklahoma City, 
ii Frank Herbert' Marshall, b. May 19, 1875, at Panola, 
Woodford County, 111. ; d. Dec, 1904, at Oklahoma 
City, 
iii Frederick Everett^ Marshall, b. Feb. 15, 1878, at Shelter 
Island, N. Y. ; m. Dec, 1906, at Oklahoma City, 
Mabel Wolf Rogers. Children (born at Oklahoma 
City, Okla.):' (i) Gertrude Caroline^ Marshall, b. 
Aug. 28, 1908. (2) Ada Marjorie" Marshall, b. Dec. 
20, 19 1 3. 

421 Erskine Dwight^ Parsons (Elizur Dwight^ Linus^ 
Ithamar*, Ithamar^, Lieut. SamueF, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Platts- 
burg, Clinton County, Mo., Aug. 15* 1851; m. at Kansas City, 
Mo., July 26, 1882, to Kate Virginia Finfrock; b. Nov. 24, 1859, 
at Lexington, Mo. ; daughter of Michael Finfrock of Hagers- 
town, Md., and Susan B. (Currie) Finfrock of Wytheville, Va. 



400 the parsons family 

Children of Erskine Dwight and Kate Virginia 
(Finfrock) Parsons: 
i Neil Erskine®, b. Oct. 17, 1883, at Kansas City, Mo.; 

d. July 2, 1887, at Kansas City, Mo. 
ii Ralph Finfrock®, b. Sept. 30, 1885, at Kansas City, Mo. 
iii Earl Raymond®, b. Sept. 13, 1887, at Kansas City, Mo. ; 

d. Feb. 14, 1906, at Kansas City, Mo. 
iv William Faulkner®, b. Mar. 21, 1890, at Kansas City, 

Mo. ; d. Mar. 23, 1890, at Kansas City, Mo. 
V Helen Virginia®, b. Aug. 2, 1894, at Kansas City, Mo. 
vi Sylvia Elizabeth®, b. Oct. 26, 1898, at Kansas City, Mo. 

422 George Linus^ Parsons (Elizur Dwight*', Linus^, Itha- 
mar*, Ithamar^, Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Richmond, 
Ray County, Mo., June 5, 1853; d. Aug. 22, 1914, at San Diego, 
Cal. ; m. at Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 11, 1880, Emma Gertrude 
Finfrock; b. Dec. 31, 1856, at St. Louis, Mo.; daughter of 
Michael Finfrock of Hagerstown, Md., and Susan B. (Currie) 
Finfrock of Wytheville, Va. 

Children of George Linus^ and Emma Gertrude 

(Finfrock) Parsons: 
i Dwight Wherrett®, b. Aug. i, 1881 ; m. at Kansas City, 

Mo., July, 1915, Edith Morey ; now living at Kansas 

City, Mo. 
ii George Lynn®, b. Aug. 17, 1883, at Kansas City, Mo.; 

now living at Omaha, Neb. 

423 Mildred Bullock'^ Parsons (Elizur Dwight*', Linus^ 
Ithamar^, Ithamar^, Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Rich- 
mond, Ray County, Mo., Nov. 25, 1855 ; d. 1890, at Fort Smith, 
Ark.; m. Aug. 26, 1882, Frank Brown of Boston, Mass. 

Children of Frank and Mildred Bullock'' 
(Parsons) Brown: 
i Anne Loraine® Brown, b. June 7, 1883, at Haddam, 

Kans. 
ii Gretta Eleanor® Brown, b. Aug. 13, 1884, at Haddam, 

Kans. 
iii Zilla® Brown, b. Nov. 17, 1885, at Haddam, Kans. 
iv Charles Allen® Brown, b. Oct. 26, 1887. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 401 

424 DuRBiN Irving'^ Parsons (Elizur Dwight'', Linus^, Itha- 
mar*, Ithamar^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 19, 1868, 
at Kansas City, Mo.; m. Aug. 15, 1895, at Kansas City, Con- 
stance Sweet Browne; daughter of Lawrence Pembroke and Art- 
less Jane Browne, who were pioneers of Kansas City. Mr. 
Parsons is the Secretary and Treasurer of the United States 
Trust Company of Kansas City, with which company he has been 
connected for the past twenty-five years, prior to which time he 
was for several years with the old Merchants National Bank of 
Kansas City. 

Child of Durbin Irving'^ and Constance Sweet (Browne) 

Parsons : 
i Irving Browne*, b. Apr. i, 1899, at Kansas City, Mo. 

425 Jerusha'^ Shepard (Amanda** Bailey, Jerusha^ Hale, 
Jerusha* Parsons, Aaron^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 
27, 1841 ; m. May, 1872, William J. Hillis; b. Oct. 14, 1842; d. 
in 1884; son of Richard and Jane (Nesbit) Hillis. They resided 
at Troy, Pa. 

Children of William J. and Jerusha^ (Shepard) Hillis: 
i Nellie^ Hillis, b. July 3, 1873 ; m. 1893, Daniel Fred- 
erick Pomeroy; b. Jan. n, 1871 ; son of Daniel 
F. Pomeroy. They reside at Troy, Pa. Children: 
(i) Daniel Frederick^ Pomeroy, b. Mar. 17, 1898. 
(2) Winifred** Pomeroy, b. Mar. 6, 1902. (3) 
Eleanor^ Pomeroy, b. Oct. 7, 1906. (4) Mary 
Frances^ Pomeroy, b. Nov. 6, 19 14. 
ii Jessie^ Hillis, b. July 14, 1876; m. C. B. Ballard; b. 
Feb. 1867 ; son of Lert J. Ballard. They reside in 
Eureka, Cal. Children: Donard^ Ballard, b. Sept. 
22, 1905. (2) John Thomas^ Ballard; b. Dec. 29, 
1911. 
iii WilHam S.^ HilUs, b. 1878; resides in California. 

426 Lovina" Shepard (Amanda^ Bailey, Jerusha^ Hale, 
Jerusha* Parsons, Aaron^, Lieut. SamueP, Comet Joseph^), b. 
Sept. 25, 1844; m. May 19, 1864, Horace M. Spalding; b. 
Oct. 7, 1840; son of Andrew Eaton and Cynthia (Holcomb) 
Spalding; resides at Troy, Pa. 



402 the parsons family 

Children of Horace M. and Lovina^ (Shepard) Spalding: 
i Cora Amanda^ Spalding, b. Feb. 3, 1868. 
ii Silas Hillis^ Spalding, b. July 6, 1872; m. 1895, Grace 

Lester, 
iii Andrew Eaton^ Spalding, b. Dec. 14, 1880; m. June 
6, 1906, Mary Ada Gernert. They reside at Oil City, 
Pa. Child: (i) Virginia^ Gernert, b. Nov. 8, 1908. 
iv Fred LaDue^ Spalding, b. May 4, 1883; m. Dec. 25, 
1914, at Pittsburgh, Pa., Lydia Jessup, 

(Record on pp. 309 and 310, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
427 William Riley^ Parsons (Isaac*', Aaron^, Rev. Stephen*, 
Aaron^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Leyden, N. Y., 
July 20, 1816; d. at Big Rapids, Mich., in 1889; m. 1837, Caro- 
line Cornelia Hough; b. Aug. 17, 1822; d. June 4, 1866; 
daughter of Rev. Josiah Van Vechten Hough. He was a soldier 
in the Civil War, Capt. of Co. B, 97th Regt., N. Y. Vols. He 
was in all the battles in which that regiment was engaged, includ- 
ing Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. Li the latter battle he lost 
more than three-fourths of his men. 

Children of William Riley'^ and Caroline Cornelia 
(Hough) Parsons: 
i William Marion^ b. July 23, 1843; d. Sept. 7, 1846. 

624 ii William Marion^ b. July 11, 1846; m. Mary Brady. 

625 iii Howard Hough*, b. June 24, 1849; m. Aurora Mont- 

gomery Pratt, 
iv Garritt Smith^, b. Dec. 17, 1851 ; d. May 16, 1863, at 

Leyden, N. Y. 
V Caroline Eloise^ b. Aug. 4, 1854; m. at San Antonio, 

Texas, in 1873, Alexander Bennet, and resides at 

El Paso, Texas, 
vi Cora Zelia^, b. June 12, 1857, at Denmark, N, Y. ; 

now resides at Youngstown, Ohio, where she is head 

of the art department of the Public School System. 

626 vii Isaac Brown*, b. Dec. 30, 1859; "^- Mrs. Elizabeth 

(Gaylord) Lampson. 
viii Justus Bion*, b. Aug. 3, 1861, at Deer River, N. Y. ; 
d. in 1904, at Cleburne, Texas. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 403 

428 Adeline'^ Parsons (Isaac*', Aaron^, Rev. Stephen*, 
Aaron^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Leyden, N. Y., in 
1827; d. at Lyons Falls, N. Y., Dec, 1867. She m. Sept. 16, 
1847, Nelson Whittlesey, and resided at Los Angeles, Cal. 

Children of Nelson and Adeline^ (Parsons) Whittlesey: 
627 i R. TralP Whittlesey, b. June 9, i860; m. Elizabeth A. 
Thomas, 
ii June Adeline^ Whittlesey, b. June 30, 1867 ; m. Ragan 
Robinson, M.D., and resides at Coachella, Cal. 

429 Aaron A.^ Parsons (Isaac*', Aaron^, Rev. Stephen*, 
Aaron^, Lieut. Samuel-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Leyden, N. Y., 
Apr. 16, 1832; d. at Saginaw, Mich., Aug. 13, 1875. He m. at 
Saginaw, Mich., Aug. 20, 1862, Olive Marsh Barnard ; b. at Old 
Town, Me., Aug. 2, 1833 ; daughter of Timothy and Olive Marsh 
(Lougee) Barnard, and resided at Saginaw and Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Children of Aaron A.'' and Olive Marsh (Barnard) 
Parsons, 
all born at Saginaw, Mich. : 
i Aaron^, b. Nov. 22, 1868; m. Jessie Meredith Davies. 

(Record in Vol. i.) 
ii Newell Barnard^, b. Mar. 19, 1870; m. Isabel Jeanette 

Schretter. (Record in Vol. i.) 
iii Maude Olive^, b. Nov, 20, 1871, and resides at Kalama- 
zoo, Mich, 
iv Carl Copeland^ b. Feb. 7, 1874; m. at Warren, III, 
Agnes Graham, and resides in New York City. 

430 Sophia^ Parsons (John HalP, Leverett^ John*, John^ 
Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), was b. at Taylorville, 111., Mar. 
8, i860, and moved with her father to Wabaunsee County, Kans., 
about 1877. She m. Frederick L. Raymond, at Maple Hill, 
Kans., Oct. 10, 1877. She d. Jan., 1885. 

Children of Frederick L. and Sophia^ (Parsons) Raymond: 
i Willard® Raymond, b. Nov. 21, 1879. 
ii Hamilton^ Raymond, b. Mar., 1883; d. about 1884, at 

Maple Hill, Kans. 
iii Fred Parsons® Raymond, b. Apr. 16, 1884. 



404 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

431 Elizabeth^ Parsons (John HalP, Leverett^, John*, 
John^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), daughter of John Hall 
and Caroline Parsons, was b. in Taylorville, 111., Feb. 18, 1862; 
moved with her father to Wabaunsee County, Kans., about 1877, 
and m. Franklin Adams, at Maple Hill, Kans., Jan. 15, 1886. 
They reside now at Maple Hill, Kans. 

Children of Franklin and Elizabeth^ (Parsons) Adams: 
i Franklin A.^ Adams, b. Oct. 2, 1889; enlisted at Fort 
Sheridan, second Officers Training Camp, Aug. 27, 
1917; commissioned 2d Lieutenant ; sent overseas 
Jan., 1918; was in Special School 307 Infantry; was 
at the front in the Meuse and Argonne offensives. 
ii Arthur A.^ Adams, b. Aug. 25, 1892; entered air ser- 
vice at Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 27, 1917; was at 
training camp, Berkeley, Cal., S. M. A., as cadet; was 
at flying school, Park Fields, Memphis, Tenn., where 
he was sick four months in the hospital ; was dis- 
charged Feb. 13, 19 19. 
iii Howard^ Adams, b. Feb. 10, 1895; was in war service 

a short time, but not called to duty, 
iv Elizabeth^ Adams, b. July 20, 1897. 
V Emily^ Adams, b. Oct. 9, 1899. 
vi Warren^ Adams, b. Feb. 3, 1901. 

432 Catharine Grace^ Parsons (John Hall", Leverett^, 
John*, John^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. i, 1870, 
at Taylorville, 111. ; moved with her father to Maple Hill, Kans., r 
in 1875; m. Feb. i, 1888, Fred J. Gray; b. Sept. 19, 1858, at 
Kansas City, Kans.; son of Alfred and Sarah Gray. 

Children of Fred J. and Catharine Grace'^ (Parsons) Gray: 
all born at Paxico, Wabaunsee County, Kans. : 
i Clara^ Gray, b. Dec. 5, 1888; d. Feb. 2.2, 1891. 
ii Alfred R.® Gray, b. June 30, 1892. 
iii Helen Emily® Gray, b. Sept. 23, 1896. 

433 Nettie Emily^ Parsons (Charles HilP, Leverett^, John*, 
John^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), was b. in Stillman Valley, 
Ogle County, 111., June 3, 1861. Moved with her parents to 



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Christian County, 111., in the fall of the same year, when six years 
old. Her father d. in Mar., 1869. She then moved with her 
mother and brothers to Grove City, 111. In Mar., 1873, she moved 
to Canton, Ohio, where she finished her education and married 
Lewis R. Zollers in Madison, Ohio, Apr. 7, 1887. She now resides 
in Canton, Ohio, where her children were born. 

Children of Lewis R. and Nettie E.' (Parsons) Zollers: 

i David« Zollers, b. July, 1889. 

ii Anna^ Zollers, b. Apr. 10, 1891. 

iii Lewis^ Zollers, b. Apr., 1894. 

iv Charles P.^ Zollers, b. Aug., 1895. 

434 George Washington^ Parsons (Charles Hiir% Leverett^, 
John*, John^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), was b. on Buck- 
heart Farm, near Grove City, 111., Feb. 22, 1864. When three 
years old his father d. and in 1869 he moved with his mother, 
brother and sister to Grove City, 111., where he started to school. 
In June, 1872, he moved to Girard, Kans., to live with his maternal 
uncle, Levi H. Housley. His foster parents, with whom he lived 
eleven years, loved him as their own, and gave him all the care 
and educational advantages they would have given their own 
child. In 1883 he left his uncle and went to Canton, Ohio, where 
his mother lived. In 1888 he took a course in horology, in the 
Horological School in Laporte, Ind. He m. Emma Burns, a 
daughter of William and Louisa Burns, in Canton, Ohio, Mar. 26, 
1889. In October, 1888, he took a position in the finishing de- 
partment of the Hampden Watch Company, which position he 
held twenty years, serving as foreman in the escapement depart- 
ment the last two years. His family of five children were born 
in Canton. In August, 1910, he moved his family to Detroit, 
Mich., where he now resides. In May, 1890, he united with the 
First Baptist Church, and for seven years took an active interest 
in Sunday School work. However, his deep study of the Bible 
caused him to grow quite liberal in his views as regards creeds 
and dogmas and in justice to the church he requested the dea- 
cons to cancel his name from the membership roll. Since 1897 
he has affiliated with no religious organization. He is a member 
of the Knights of Pythias, is a Past Chancellor ; also a member of 
the Independent Order of Foresters and the Modern Woodmen 
of America. 



4o6 the parsons family 

Children of George W^ and Emma (Burns) Parsons: 
i Nettie Emily^ b. June 9, 1890; m. Aug., 1910, Elmer 

A. Tilden, son of Genl. Tilden of Canton, Ohio, 
ii Abner Charles^ b. Sept. 3, 1891. 
iii John^ b. July 3, 1893; m. Feb. 15, 1917, Grace Naftel 

McNair. 
iv Louise% b. Dec. 4, 1896. 
V Walter Leverett^ b. Aug. 9, 1898. 

435 Abner Charles^ Parsons (Charles HilP, Leverett^ 
John*, John^ Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Picayune 
Grove, Christian County, III, Feb. 4, 1866; m. May 21, 1890, 
Mazie Quinn; b. at Vinton, Iowa, June 28, 1869; daughter of 
Richard Quirni. When he was eighteen months old his father 
died, and in Mar., 1869, his mother and family moved to Grove 
City, 111. In Mar., 1873, they moved to Canton, Ohio. In 1881, 
he worked as apprentice in the jev^^elry store of Alfred Harbruck. 
In Nov., 1883, at the age of seventeen, he went to Madison, Ohio, 
and formed a partnership with Dr. Stockham in the jewelry 
business, under the firm name of A. C. Parsons & Co., as re- 
sponsible manager of the business. In 1888, he sold his interest 
in the business and moved to Vinton, Iowa, where he was in the 
jewelry business many years. In 191 3, he sold out and moved his 
family to Grand Junction, Colo., where he went into the jewelry 
and optical business. He was educated in the public schools at 
Grove City, 111., and Canton, Ohio. He was a highly respected 
citizen of Vinton and was elected Alderman several times with- 
out opposition. He is a member of the Elkoo Masonic Lodge; 
was an elder of the Presbyterian Church at Vinton for twenty 
years, and is a successful business man. 

Children of Abner Charles' and Mazie (Quinn) 
Parsons, 
all born at Vinton, Iowa: 
i Marguerite^, b. May 30, 1891 ; she graduated at the 
Vinton High School, 1909, with highest honors, win- 
ning a scholarship in the Galesburg College ; m. at 
Grand Junction, Colo., June 10, 1914, Herman 
Wisner Vorbeck, b. Nov. 28, 1887, at Chicago, 111. ; 



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son of Herman F. and Ida (Wisner) Vorbeck. 
They reside at Grand Junction, Colo. Child: (i) 
Herman Parsons^ Vorbeck, b. Apr. 6, 191 5, at Grand 
Junction. 

ii George Richard*, b. Nov. 16, 1894; m. at Boone, Iowa, 
Nov. 21, 1915, Mary Ethel Berry. He is in business 
with his father at Grand Junction, Colo. Child: (i) 
George Richard. Jr.,® b. June 11, 1917, at Grand 
Junction, Colo. 

iii Helen®, b. Oct. 15, 1899, and is now (1919) studying 
music at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

436 William' Parsons (Sidney Stanhope^, Leverett% John*, 
John", Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 6, 1858, at Tay- 
lorville. 111.; m. Aug. 13, 1882, Abigail McKillips ; b. Jan. 13, 
1856, in Kansas; daughter of Ben and Downing AIcKillips. 

Children of William" and Abigail (McKillips) Parsons: 

i Benjamin Stanhope^ b. May 28, 1883, at Ellcton, Mo.; 
m. Oct. 17, 1908, Lottie C. Nichols. 

ii John Thomas®, b. Nov. 14, 1884, at Mapleton, Kans. 

iii Charles Leverett®, b. Feb. 7, 1887, at Elkton, Mo.; d. 
Nov. 9, 1918, at Kelso, Wash.; m. Zypha Loraine 
Mendenhall; b. June 13, 1889, at Bangor, Iowa; 
daughter of Owen and Hessie R. Mendenhall. Chil- 
dren: (i) Cordelia Emily®, b. Nov. 6, 1910, at Stella, 
Wash. (2) Clara Marie®, b. Aug. 28, 1913, at San 
Dimas, Cal. (3) Charles Lyle®, b. Nov. 6, 19 14, at 
Kelso, Wash. (4) Leona Rae®, b. Dec. 22, 1916, at 
Kelso, Wash. 

iv William Alfred Washington®, b. Apr. 26, 1889; d. 
Oct. 9. 1909. 

v Emily Downing*, b. Oct. 7, 1892; m. Dec. 21, 1908, 
Thomas L. Gosa; b. Aug. 13, 1882, at Portland, 
Ore.; son of Levi Gosa. Children: (i) Stanley 
Levi® Gosa, b. Oct. 13, 1909; d. Mar. 11, 1910. (2) 
La Velle Hortense® Gosa, b. Aug. 11, 19 11. (3) 
Lucille Eloise® Gosa, b. Oct. 4, 1915. 

vi Otis® Alexander, b. Aug. 22, 1894, at Stella, Wash.; 
d. Dec. II, 1894. 



4o8 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

vii Samuel Ward^ b. Dec. 6, 1895, at Stella, Wash.; m. 
Apr. 10, 1918, at Vancouver, Wash., Georgia Lelia 
Choate; daughter of James William and Rose Al- 
thea Choate of Shanghai, Wash. He served in the 
U. S. Army in the late war in France. 



437 Leverett'' Parsons (Sidney Stanhope^, Leverett^ 
John*, John^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 26, 1861, 
at Taylorville, 111. ; moved to Washington in 1888 ; m. May 26, 
1889, Elizabeth Hooper; b. Feb. 3, 1872 in Kansas; daughter of 
Jesse Dunn and Martha Lucinda (Pyles) Hooper. 

Children of Leverett" and Elizabeth (Hooper) Parsons: 

i Harry Alexander®, b. July 26, 1890, at Stella, Wash.; 
m. June 18, 1919, Maud Elizabeth Hine, at Seattle, 
Wash. ; daughter of Edward and Mamie Hine ; b. 
Feb. 4, 1896, at Alameda, Cal. He served in the 
U. S. Navy in the late war. 

ii James Wi^iam^ b. May 2, 1892; m. July 8, 1913, at 
Seattle, Wash., Jessie Belle Flint; daughter of 
Edward Francis and Gertrude (Irish) Flint. Chil- 
dren: (all born at Kelso, Wash.): (i) Lennie 
Francis^, b. Nov. 19, 1914. (2) Earl Raymond^, b. 
July 16, 1916. (3) Vera Mae^, b. Apr. 10, 1918. 
(4) Geneva Anetta^ b. May 16, 1919. 

iii Addie Mae®, b. June 21, 1894, at Stella, Wash.; m. 
Dec. 20, 191 1, Lennie Clark, son of Charles and 
Anna Clark, at Kalama, Wash. Children: (i) 
Bernis Luella^ Clark, b. May 6, 191 3, at Kelso, Wash. 
(2) Charles Leroy^ Clark, b. Dec. 10, 1914, at 
Rainier, Ore. 

iv Jessie Stanhope®, b. June 18, 1896, at Stella, Wash. ; 
m. July 6, 1918, at Caldwell, Idaho, May Helen 
Emery of Nampa, Idaho. He served in the Medical 
Corps of the U. S. Army in the late war. 

v Mary Lucinda®, b. Sept. 16, 1898, at Stella, Wash. ; m, 
Thomas Earl Bradburn of Brown County, Ind. He 
served in the U. S. Army in the late war in France ; 
was killed in action in France, Sept, 26, 19 18. Child: 



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(i) Virginia Rae^ Bradburn, b. Apr. 20, 1918, at 

Kelso, Wash. 
vi Edna Viola® b. Sept. i, 1900 at Stella, Wash.; m. June 

14, 19 1 8, John L. Mason, son of Nancy and Dennis 

Mason of Flat Rock, Ky. He served in the U. S. 

Army in the late war. Child: (i) Richard EarP 

Mason, b. Dec. 21, 1918, at Kelso, Wash.; d. Jan. 

31, 1919, at Kelso, Wash. 
vii Anetta Sophia^ b. Nov. 14, 1902, at Stella, Wash, 
viii George Leverett^ b. Apr. 25, 1905, at Stella, Wash, 
ix Thomas Haywood*, b. July 27, 1907, at Stella, Wash. 

438 Albert Henry^ Parsons (Alfred Webb", Leverett^, 
John*, John^, Lieut. Samuel", Cornet Joseph^), b. at Taylorville, 
111., Jan. 9, 1867 ; m. Sept. 4, 1889, Lottie C. Du Boise ; b. Dec. 
20, 1870, in Iowa; daughter of Moses K. and Matilda (Hull) 
Du Boise of New York State. They moved to Des Moines, 
Iowa, about 1901, where she now (1917) resides. He was a 
member of the Masonic order, and d. at Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 
2, 1901. 

Children of Albert Henry'' and Lottie C. (Du Boise) 

Parsons : 
i Arthur Du Boise®, b. Nov. 7, 1890, in Plymouth County, 
Iowa; m. Apr. 26, 1910, Pearl Louise Higby; b. 
July, 1891, at Cedar Falls, Iowa; d. Dec. 9, 191 5, 
at Des Moines, Iowa; daughter of Jesse and Rose 
(Wild) Higby. Children: (i) Helen Louise^, b. 
Oct. 25, 1912. (2) Arthur Du Boise^ Jr., b. July 

5, 1914- 
ii Mabel Anna®, b. Feb. 13, 1892; m. at Des Moines, 

Iowa, July, 1910, James Rabbitt; son of Warren and 

Ina (Moser) Rabbitt. 
iii Harold Webb®, b. Oct. 21, 1895, at Ireton, Iowa; m. at 

Des Moines, Iowa, Oct., 191 5, Esther Bartlett. 

(Record on p. 214, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Frank Sears^ Parsons (Capt. Enos^ Elisha^ Elisha*, 
NathanieP, Jonathan-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Northampton, Mass., 



4IO THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Dec. 21, 1862. He m. at Latrobe, Pa., Sept. 8, 1891, Bertha 
Irene Saxman; b. Nov. 24, 1869, at Latrobe, Pa.; daughter of 
Matthias Saxman. Dr. Parsons was educated at Northampton, 
Mass., Public Schools, and Harvard Medical (two years), grad- 
uating at the University of City of New York Medical School 
in 1886. He is a physician residing and practicing his pro- 
fession in Dorchester, Mass. ; a member of the Massachusetts 
Medical Society and the American Medical Association and at 
one time editor of the Medical Times and Register. 

Children of Dr. Frank Sears' and Bertha I. (Saxman) 

Parsons : 
i Frank Enos®, b. Aug. 28, 1892, at Northampton, Mass.; 
was educated at Boston Public Schools and Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology; was a member of 
Section 639, Ambulance Corps, in the late war of 
the Allies against Germany, 1914-1918; was in 
active service in France, Aug., 1917, to April, 1919, 
when he was honorably discharged, 
ii Katherine Saxman*, b. Jan. 26, 1896, at Dorchester, 
Mass. ; was educated at Boston Public Schools ; m. 
Apr. 18, 19 14, at Waltham, Mass., John Kretzing 
Heller of Helena, Mont.; b. Oct. 31, 1892, at Fort 
Washington, Pa. ; was educated at Massachusetts 
Institute of Technolog}', Class of 1915, Electrical 
Engineer; son of Francis Heller of Helena, Mont. 
Children: (i) Elizabeth Irene® Heller, b. Aug. 27, 
1915, at Dorchester, Mass. (2) Frank Parsons® 
Heller, b. Apr. 6, 1917, at Dorchester, Mass. (3) 
Katherine Jane® Heller, b. June 14, 1919, at Helena, 
Mont, 
iii Priscilla Ruth*, b. Apr. 8, 1901, at Dorchester, Mass.; 
educated in Boston Public Schools and Capen 
Preparatory School, Northampton, Mass. 



439 John Harris" Parsons (Dr. Elisha^ Elisha^ Elisha*, 
NathanieP, Jonathan^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 3, 1833, at Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio; d. Mar. 13, 1914, at Pooler, Chatham County, 
Ga. He m. (i) Oct 2, 1861, at Savannah, Ga., Gertrude Anna 
Purse; b. Apr. 26, 1841, at Savannah, Ga. ; d. Oct. 23, 1864, at 



SEVENTH GENERATION 4" 

Savannah; second child of Edward John and Annie Margaret 
(Anderson) Purse. Edward John Purse was b. Aug. 14, 1816, 
at Charleston, S. C. ; d. Nov. i, 1890, at Marlow, Ga. ; son of 
Thomas Purse, b. June, 1776, at London, England (son of Wil- 
liam and Elizabeth (Holmes) Purse, both born in Ireland), and 
Mary Pilkington; b. May i, 1777, at Baltimore, Md. ; d. July 
3, 1848, at Savannah, Ga. She was a daughter of Thomas Pilk- 
ington; b. 1744, at Manchester, England (Commissary to Genl. 
Washington during the Revolution, and Isabella Steele; b. in 
Ireland. John Harris^ Parsons m. (2) Mrs. Gray, widow of 
Andrew Gray of Savannah, Ga. He was a florist, doing business 
and residing at Savannah until his death, and where his children 
were bom. 

Children of John Harris' and Gertrude Anna (Purse) 

Parsons : 
i Edward Harris®, b. Oct. 2, 1862; d. Aug. 21, 1890, at 
Marlow, Ga. ; was a partner of firm of E. J. Purse 
& Co., printing and binding establishment. 
628 ii Gertrude Anna®, b. Sept. 5, 1864; m. Oliver Moody 
Miller. 



440 Charles Cephas^ Parsons (Cephas^, Elisha^ Elisha*, 
NathanieP, Jonathan-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 12, 1843, ^t North- 
ampton, Mass. ; went to Savannah as a young man and lived 
with his uncle Dr. Elisha*^ Parsons, and later engaged in the 
fruit and grocery business with his uncle at Sandersville, Ga., 
and finally bought out the business. He also was engaged in the 
buying and classifying cotton and heavy hauling, etc. He was a 
soldier in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and for 
this reason was disinherited by his father. He m. Mary Smith, 
a Southern woman, and d. at Sandersville, Oct. 20, 1877. 

Children of Charles Cephas^ and Mary (Smith) Parsons: 

i Lulu®, b. Oct. 19, 1867; m. Cuthbert Euneio, Feb. 2, 
1888, d. Sept. 21, 1888. 

ii Sarah Phelps®, b. Oct. 30, 1869; unm. 

iii Elizabeth®, b. Dec. 8, 1871 ; d. Mar. 15, 1873. 
629 iv Charles Cephas®, b. Apr. 21, 1874; m. Anne High. 

V James Rembert®, b. May 23, 1876; d. Dec. 2, 1895. 



412 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

441 Stephen Louis^ Parsons (Cephas^, Elisha^, Elisha* 
Nathaniel, Jonathan-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Northampton, Mass., 
Mar. 4, 1850; m. at Sandersville, Ga., Ehzabeth Burns; daughter 
of David Simeon Burns. 

Children of Stephen Louis^ and Elizabeth (Burns) 
Parsons, 
all born at Sandersville, Ga., except last two : 
i Bertha^ b. Mar. 26, 1876; d. Oct. 21, 1910; m. Oct. 
4, 1893, at Rockmart, Ga., W. H. Beasley ; b. in 
Alabama; son of Thos. Beasley of Virginia, who d. 
in 1912, at the age of 90. Mr. Beasley is a 
pharmacist, but has been in the real estate business 
for the past five or more years. Children: (i) 
Willard^ Beasley, b. Sept. 19, 1894. (2) Eugene^ 
Beasley, b. Dec. 9, 1895 ; served eighteen months in 
France with 167th Inf. Hospital Detachment; re- 
turned home with the regiment in May, 1919. (3) 
Clyde'' Beasley, b. June 9, 1900; in France in 1919, 
connected with hospital detachment of U. S. A. (4) 
Ingram^ Beasley, b. May 9, 1906. (All born in 
Rockmart, Ga. Present home, Birmingham, Ala.) 

ii Mary Perry^, b. Apr. 10, 1878; m. Apr. 11, 1897, at 
Atlanta, Ga., L. R. Head; b. at Forsythe, Ga. ; son 
of James Monroe Head. Children: (i) Marguerite 
Elizabeth^ Head, b. Mar. 22, 1898, at Atlanta, Ga. 
(2) Lois^ Head, b. July 17, 1901, at Birmingham, 
Ala. (3) Rembert Donavan^ Head, b. May 31, 1903, 
at Birmingham, Ala. (4) Lee Roy^ Head, b. Dec. 
22, 1905, at Birmingham, Ala. (5) James Monroe^ 
Head, b. Nov. 17, 1907, at Birmingham, Ala. 

iii Lucy®, b. Oct. 7, 1880; m. May 26, 1903, at Birming- 
ham, Ala., Otis H. Hagood, a stereotyper ; b. June 
1880; son of Gideon Hagood of Birmingham, Ala. 
Children: (i) Edna^ Hagood, b. Apr. 26, 1904, at 
Birmingham, Ala. (2) Herman® Hagood, b. Oct. 
15, 1905, at Birmingham, Ala. (3) HazeP Hagood, 
b. July 15, 1908, at Birmingham, Ala. 

iv Lizzie Bell^ b. Dec. 10, 1882; d. at Sandersville, Nov. 

26, 1885. 
v Stephen Louis,* Jr., b. Mar. 26, 1885 ; m. at Birming- 



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ham, Ala., Dec. 12, 1909, Mamie Card. He is at 

present (1919) an acid maker for a fertilizer plant 

at Baltimore (Curtis Bay), Md. Children: (i) 

Louise^, b. at Birmingham, Ala. (2) Fred^ b. at 

Birmingham, Ala. 
vi EtheF, b. Aug. 3, 1887; m. July, 1905, at Birmingham, 

Ala., J. E. Noble, an electrician; now farming. 

Children: (i) Percy^ Noble, b. at Birmingham, Ala. 

(2) Edgar^ Noble, b. at Birmingham, Ala. (3) John 

Wesley^ Noble, b. at Birmingham, Ala. 
vii Frank Enos^ b. Dec. 7, 1890; m. Aug. 8, 1917, at 

Birmingham, Ala., Marguerite Pittman; b. Dec. 23, 

1893; daughter of Frank Pittman. Child: (i) 

Frank Blanchard^ b. Oct. 23, 1918. 
viii Roy Rembert*, b. Aug. 19, 1893, at Rockmart, Ga. ; 

m. May 17, 1914, at Birmingham, Maggie Burford; 

daughter of J. J. Burford. Children: (i) Leo", b. 

Apr. 15, 1915; d. Apr. 30, 1917. (2) Margaret", b. 

Apr. 30, 1917. 
ix Ruby^, b. May 11, 1896, at Atlanta, Ga. Her home is 

in Birmingham, Ala. She is a school teacher. 

442 Martha Ann'^ Janes (Sarah^ Parsons, Nathaniel^ 
Nathaniel*, Nathaniel^, Jonathan^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 7, 
1825, at Northampton, Mass.; d. Mar. 31, 1859. She was edu- 
cated at Mt. Holyoke Seminary, and was a successful teacher. 
She m. William Trusdell, a lawyer, and resided at Jamesville, 
Mass. 

Children of William and Martha Ann'' (Janes) Trusdell: 

i Catharine J.^ Trusdell, b. June 3, 185 1 ; d. in New York 

City, 
ii Mary H.* Trusdell, b. Apr. 14, 1853 ; d. 
iii Franklin Hudson^ Trusdell, b. Nov. 25, 1854. 
iv Guy Johnson Trusdell, b. Mar. 31, 1859. 

443 Sarah M." Janes (Sarah'' Parsons, NathanieF, Nathan- 
iel*, Nathaniel^ Jonathan-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 2, 1832, at 
Northampton, Mass.; m. May, 1851, Rufus Sackett; son of 
Rufus Sackett; resided in Northampton and was a furniture 
dealer. 



414 the parsons family 

Children of Rufus and Sarah M/ (Janes) Sackett: 

i Sarah F.^ Sackett, b. Jan. 6, 1852. 

ii Henry E.® Sackett, b. Aug. 29, 1853. 

iii John R.* Sackett, b. Aug. 26, 1855. 

iv EHzabeth M.® Sackett, b. Dec. 30, 1856. 

V Rufus^ Sackett, b. Aug. 24, 1858. 

vi Nathaniel P.*^ Sackett, b. Sept. 10, 1864. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 



EIGHTH GENERATION 

(Record on pages 217 and 315, Vol. i, revised and continued) 
Thomas^ Parsons (Thomas'^, Thomas*', Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, 
Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 19, 1803, at 
Parsonsfield, Me.; d. Dec. 24, 1855, at BurHngton, Iowa. He m. 
Hannah Bullock; b. Jan. 8, 1800; d. Feb. i, 1877, at Burlington, 
Iowa. He removed to Burlington, Iowa, where he resided until 
his death. 

Children of Thomas^ and Hannah (Bullock) Parsons: 

630 i Christopher Bullock^, b. Jan. 16, 1825 ; m. Ann Maria 

Adams, 
ii Sarah Ann'', b. May 5, 1827; d. July 25, 1843. 
iii Emily^, b. Apr. 5, 1829; d. Mar. 12, 1859; m. Timothy 

Eastman ; had four children. 

631 iv Albion^, b. Oct. 16, 1831 ; m. (i) Elizabeth Hilleary; 

(2) Mary Hilleary. 

v Weare Washington'', b. Nov. i, 1834; d. June ii, 1853. 

vi Oscar Marshall, b. Feb. 26, 1845 ; m. Adriane Brydolf ; 
both d. Child: (i) Edith^^. She lives at Burling- 
ton, Iowa. 



(Record on page 316, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Taylor Lougee^ Parsons (Thomas^ Thomas**, Thomas^, Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. July 12, 
1810, at Parsonsfield, Me. ; d. at Burlington, Iowa, July 14, 1900. 
He. m. Jan. i, 1838, at Georgeville, Quebec, Abigail Blake Copp, 
who d. at Burlington, Iowa, Feb. 5, 1905. 

Children of Taylor Lougee® and Abigail Blake (Copp) 

Parsons, 

(the first two born at Georgeville, Quebec; the others at 

Burlington, Iowa) : 

i Joshua Lougee^, b. Apr. 13, 1839; d. May, 1840. 

ii Hannah Annette", b. Mar. 25, 1841 ; m. J. B. Davis. 

iii Victoria Louise^ b. Mar. 7, 1843; d. June 24, 1843. 



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iv Edwin Copp^, b. Aug. 13, 1844; m. Christine Dement. 

V Mary Annis^, b. Nov. 2^, 1846; m. S. F. Rouse, 

vi Abbie Taylor», b. Feb. 8, 1849; d. 

vii Jenny Lind^, b. Oct. 2, 185 1. 

632 viii William Wallace'', b. Aug. 16, 1857; m. (i) Grace 

Darling Priddy; m. (2) Mary Grey Fullerton. 

(Record on page 317, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
John Usher^ Parsons (Thomas^ Thomas*', Thomas^ Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 22, 
1815, at Parsonsfield, Me. He d. Apr. 22, 1851, at Linneus, Mo. 
In August, 1838, he left Parsonsfield, and in September settled 
in Rocheport, Boone County, Mo., and began the practice of 
law. In 1842 he moved to Linneus, Mo., where he lived until 
his death. He m. June 15, 1840, Emeline W. Prewett. His eldest 
child was born at Rocheport and the others at Linneus, Mo. 

Children of John Usher^ and Emeline W. (Prewett) 

Parsons : 
i Gertrude^, b. Mar. 3, 1841 ; d. June 11, 1892; m. Dec, 
1856, Marion Cave of Linneus, Mo. He is Presi- 
dent of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, Linneus, 
Mo. No children. 

633 ii Frontier^, b. Apr. 6, 1843 \ "i- Elvira Maria Burt. 

iii Oregona^, b. Nov. i, 1844; m. J. Baker Moore, i860; 

d. Aug., 1861. 
iv David Thomas®, b. Sept. 10, 1846; d. Apr. 15, 1850. 
V Mary Ellen®, b. Jan. 9, 1848, d. in infancy, 
vi Samuel Lougee, b. Sept. 30, 1850; d. Aug. 25, 1851. 

444 Asa B.^ Parsons (Enoch Poor^ Thomas^ Thomas^ 
Rev. Joseph"*, Rev. Joseph-^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
May 18, 1806, at Parsonsfield, Me.; m. July 4, 1832, Lydia 
Morrill, daughter of David Morrill of Cornish, Me. He d. at 
Parsonsfield, May 3, 1878, aged ^2. The History of Parsonsfield 
published in 1888 says of him : "Asa B. Parsons was a man of 
imposing presence and agreeableness of manner, dignified in his 
demeanor, courtly and courteous. ... In early life he joined 
the Society of Friends with the other members of his family 
. . . purchased a farm adjoining the old homestead and died 



EIGHTH GENERATION 41 9 

there. . . . Soon after marriage he left the Friends and joined 
the Freewill Baptists ; was a successful farmer, successful 
financier, hospitable friend, an excellent citizen." 
In early life he was a teacher in Parsonsfield. 

Children of Asa B.^ and Lydia (Morrill) Parsons, 
all born at Parsonsfield, Me. : 
i Noah B.^, b. Aug. 15, 1834; d, Nov. 10, 1916, at Vir- 
ginia City, Nev., where he had resided many years. 

634 ii Asa A.^, b. Oct. 13, 1837; m. Ellen Morrison Blaisdell. 

635 iii David M.", b. Aug. 22, 1840; m. Almira Pendexter. 
iv John Usher^, b. July 29, 1841 ; a farmer at Parsons- 
field ; unm. 

V Joseph", b. Jan. 30, 1843 '> ^- J^^. 9, 1857. 

vi Annie", b. Dec. 2, 1846; m. John Eastman, a farmer 
of Limerick, Me. Child: (i) Nellie Parsons^" East- 
man; b. Aug. II, 1870, at Limerick, m. Sept. i, 
1897, Elias Potter Lyon, son of Nelson J. Lyon. He 
graduated A.B. at Hillsdale College, Michigan, and 
received the degree of Ph.D. from the University of 
Chicago. He is Dean of the Medical School of the 
University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, and Pro- 
fessor and Director of the Department of Physiology. 

445 Emily Louisa^ Burbank (Mary Parsons'^, Stephen", 
Thomas^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Mar. 17, 1826, at Acton, Me.; m. at Acton, May 20, 
1846, Robert Hersom; b. June 15, 1824, at Lebanon; son of 
Joel and Dorcas (Jones) Hersom of Lebanon. She d. Nov. 7, 
1861. He was a farmer, and in 1871 resided at Acton, Me. 
Children of Robert and Emily Louisa® (Burbank) Hersom, 
all born at Acton, Me. : 
i Nancy Jane" Hersom, b. Feb. 22, 1848; d. unm. 
ii Medora" Hersom, b. Mar. 15, 1850; m. Selwyn F. 

Brown ; no children, 
iii Caleb Usher" Hersom, b. May 10, 1853; d. young, 
iv Mary Abbie" Hersom, b. June 12, 1858; d. young. 

V Emily Louisa" Hersom, b. Sept. 10, 1861 ; m. Thomas 

Wraff; had two daughters. 



420 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

446 Amelia Elvira^ Burbank (Mary^ Parsons, Stephen*', 
Thomas^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^, b. June 22, 1828, at Acton, Me.; d. Jan. 5, 1864, at 
Brookline; m. at Acton, Dec. 14, 1852, Eben Warren Reed of 
Newfield, Me. They resided at BrookHne, Mass., where all their 
children were born. 

Children of Eben Warren and Amelia Elvira* 

(Burbank) Reed: 
i Ella Augusta^ Reed, b. Oct. 31, 1853. 
ii Cora Lyman^ Reed, b. Mar. 14, 1856; d. Jan. 13, i860, 

at Brookline. 
iii Hattie Maria'' Reed, b. July 3, 1858; d. Dec. 15, 1859, 

at Brookline. 
iv Warren Chester^ Reed, b. Oct. 26, i860. 
V Hattie Lyman** Reed, b. May 15, 1863. 



447 Caleb Usher* Burbank (Mary^ Parsons, Stephen^, 
Thomas^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Jan. 29, 1833, at Acton, Me.; m. Susan Perry; b. 
Feb. 20, 1833, at W'akefield, N. H. ; daughter of Luther Curtis 
and Caroline (Pray) Perry of Saco, Me. He was a farmer 
and Chairman of the Board of Selectmen at Acton, Me., where 
he resided. 

Children of Caleb Usher* and Susan (Perry) Burbank: 
i Mary BelF Burbank, b. Sept. 29, 1859; d. unm. 
ii Elmer Ellsworth® Burbank, b. Jan. 12, 1863. 
iii Wilbur Augustus^ Burbank, b. Dec. 17, 1865 ; m. Emma 

Sweet. They have two sons, 
iv Warren Eben® Burbank, b. Jan. 29, 1867; d. July 25, 

1912; m. Edith Boardman. They have two 

daughters. 
V Carrie Annie® Burbank, b. June 29, 1869; d. June, 

1906; unm. 
vi Grace Emma® Burbank, b. Dec. 23, 187 1 ; m. Elvington 

Spinney. They have a son and a daughter, 
vii Perry Franklin® Burbank, b. Dec. 13, 1873; m. Josie 

Smart. They have three sons and two daughters. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 42 I 

viii Edith Frances'' Burbank, b. Jan. 18, 1877; m. Samuel 

Junkin ; no children. 

ix Forest Usher^ Burbank, b. June 6, 1879; ^^- Marcia 

Knight. Children: (i) Caleb Usher^° Burbank, b. 

. (2) Frances Edith^° Burbank, b. 

X Elvira^ Burbank, b. Jan. 22, 1882; m. Philip Lord. 

They have three daughters and a son. 
xi Elmira^ Burbank, b. Jan. 22, 1882 ; m. Wallace Gowen ; 
no children. 

477a Mary® Parsons (Rev. John U.'^, Stephen*', Thomas^, 
Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at 
Madison, Ind., Nov., 1834; d. at Ogden, Kans., 1864; m. at 
Hyannis, Mass., 1857, James A. Bearse ; b. in 1826; son of 
Parker Bearse. He was a soldier in the Civil War, serving 
three years and six months in Co. G, 4th Kans. Vols., and had two 
horses shot under him. His wife d. while he was in service in 
the army. After the war he returned to Hyannis, Mass., and 
married again, and d. there in 1875. 

Children of James A. and Mary® (Parsons) Bearse: 
i A son, b. and d. in 1858. 

ii Allan Snow** Bearse, b. at Ogden, Kans., Apr. 22, 
i860. When he was three years old, his father 
being in the army, his mother and he were cared 
for and taken into the family of Horace Eells of 
Manhattan, Kans., and later after his mother died he 
was adopted by Mr. Eells and his name was changed 
from Allan Snow® Bearse to Allan Bearse® Eells. 
He was educated at the Kansas Agricultural College. 
He m. at Manhattan, Kans., Sept. 9, 1886, Emma 
Bertha Fry; b. Apr. 6, 1862, in Pfontz Valley, near 
Millertown, Pa. ; daughter of Simeon Harter Fry 
(b. in 1823, near Millertown, Perry County, Pa., and 
m. in 1852 Catharine A. Bretz; b. in Cumberland 
County, Pa., in 1825; d. 1902). Mr. Fry d. in 1880. 
One of the Bretz family was an Aide on the Staff 
of Gen. Washington. In 1888 Mr. Eells moved 
from Manhattan, Kans., to Garden Grove, Cal., and in 
1893 to Los Angeles County, near Palmdale, and in 



42 2 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

1900 to Ventura, Cal, where they now ( 1920) reside. 
He is a contractor and builder. Mrs. Eells is a mem- 
ber of the D. A. R. Society. Child: (i) Muriel 
Catharine" Eells, b. at Garden Grove, Cal., Jan. 27, 
1889; m. at Ventura, Cal., May 11, 1912, Walter 
Byron Meyer; b. at Bella Vista, Cal., Jan. 3, 1886; 
son of Frederick Meyer (b. at Bremen, Germany, 
Dec. 3, 1816 ; m. in Lansing, Mich., Caroline Nolten ; 
b. at Lansing, Mich., d. Aug. 27, 1909). Mr. and 
Mrs. Walter B. Meyer reside at Oxnard, Cal. 
iii Freddie^ Bearse, b. at Ogden, Kans., in 1863; lived 
about four months. 

448 Marshall Parker^ Hall (Maria Bradbury^ Hall, 
Abigail Parsons, Thomas^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 11, 1838, at Gilford, N. H. ; 
d. Feb. 12, 1896, at Manchester, N. H. ; m. Dec. 28, 1863, at 
Manchester, N. H., Susan Maria James, b. Oct. 16, 1835; 
daughter of Moses and Jacintha James of Tamworth, N. H. 
She d. at Marblehead, Mass., Feb. 12, 1913. 

Children of Marshall Parker^ and Susan Maria 
(James) Hall: 
i Newton MarshalP Hall, b. Jan. 10, 1865, at Manchester, 
N. H. ; m. Aug. 20, 1891, Louise Buffum Varney 
of Berwick, Me. ; b. at Kennebunkport, Me., Aug. 
16, 1864; d. at Springfield Mass., May 28, 1914. 
Child: (i) Louise Marshall" Hall, b. June 19, 1898. 
ii Herbert James^ Hall, b. Mar. 12, 1870; m. Dec. 29, 
1897, Eliza Goldthwait of Boston, Mass. He is a 
physician and the head of the Deveron Mansion, a 
sanitarium for nervous diseases. Children: (i) 
Katherine" Hall, b. , 1902. (2) Marshall 

Goldthwait" Hall, b. May, 1906. 
iii Irving Mason^ Hall, b. May 10, 1876; d. May 13, 1876. 

(Continued from page 89 this vol.) 
448a Charles Albert^ Parker (Albert Gallatin^ Parker, 
AbigaiF Parsons, Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 423 

Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 28, 1852, at Springfield, Mass.; 
d. Apr. II, 1912; m. June 30, 1875, at Springfield, Mass., Willietta 
Louise McKee; b. at Belchertown, Mass., Nov. 6, 1855. 

Children of Charles Albert^ and Willietta Louise 
(McKee) Parker: 
i Erie DeWitt^ Parker, b. June 3, 1876, at Springfield, 
Mass. 

ii Charlotte King^ Parker, b. at Springfield, Mar. 21, 
1878; d. Aug. 17, 1917. 

iii Alfred Augustine^ Parker, b. Oct. 8, 1881, at Agawam, 
Mass. 

iv Alice Marjorie^ Parker, b. Apr. i, 1884, at West Spring- 
field, Mass. 

V Reginald McKee^ Parker, b. Oct. 30, 1891, at Chicopee, 
Mass. 

vi Sidney Collins'' Parker, b. Aug. 19, 1893, at Springfield, 
Mass. 

vii Margaret Adelaide^ Parker, b. Sept. 7, 1895, at Wor- 
cester, Mass. 

448b Frank Wilson^ Parker (Isaac Newton^ Parker, Abi- 
gail Parsons, Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 22, 1851 ; d. at Portland, Me., Sept. 
16, 1917; m. Mar, 15, 1871, Elizabeth M. Tracy; b. Dec. 19, 
1853 ; d. Feb. 24, 1919, at Dorchester, Mass. In 1870 he was 
chief bookkeeper in the First National Bank at Lewiston, Me., 
in 1879 was treasurer of the Androscoggin County Savings 
Bank. 

Children of Frank Wilson^ and Elizabeth M. (Tracy) 

Parker : 
i Clara Emma^ Parker, b. Nov. 21, 1872, at Lewiston, 

Me. ; he is a bookkeeper in Boston, Mass. 
ii Lucretia Belle^ Parker, b. Oct. 15, 1882; m. Sept. 
12, 1912, Karute Wallenberg; b. in Sweden. 
Children: (i) Clara Elizabeth^" Wallenberg, b. Sept. 
20, 1913. (2) Leona Belle^° Wallenberg (twin of 
above), b. Sept. 20, 1913. (3) Helen Mathilda^" 
Wallenberg, b. Mar. 24, 1919, at Dorchester Centre, 
Mass. 



424 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

449 Henry Blanchard^ Chesley (John Henry'^ Chesley, 
Lucy« Parsons, Thomas^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Wakefield, N. H., Mar. 25, 1842; 
d. at Newtonville, Mass., May 30, 1897; m. Adele G. Shaw; b. 
at Belchertown, Mass.; d. at Newtonville, May, 1897. He was 
a railroad man of marked ability and at the time of his death 
was Division Superintendent of the Boston and Albany Railroad. 

Children of Henry Blanch ard^ and Adele G. (Shaw) 

Chesley, 
all born in Boston, Mass.: 
i Muriel^ Chesley, b. Nov. i, 1871. 

ii Henry Gilbert^ Chesley, b. Aug. 17, 1873; m. at New- 
ton, Mass., June 28, 1900, Mary Emma Putnam. 
Children (b. at Newton, Mass.): (i) Gilbert Put- 
nam^° Chesley, b. Dec. 26, 1902; d. Dec, 1902. 
(2) Ruth^° Chesley, b. Sept. 20, 1904. (3) PauP° 
Chesley, b. July 10, 1906. (4) Constance^" Chesley, 
b. Sept. 23, 1908. (5) Martha^" Chesley, b. Mar. 
I, 1913. (6) Alfred Putnam^" Chesley, b. May 

4. 1915- 

iii Alice Constance® Chesley, b. Feb. 9, 1875 ; m. at New- 
ton, Mass., Oct. 26, 1898, Samuel Wildes Clapp. 

iv Arthur Blanchard® Qiesley, b. Dec. 22, 1876; m. at 
Lynn, Mass., June 5, 1915, Mary Louise Brown. 

450 Ida Constance^ Chesley (John Henry^, Lucy® Par- 
sons, Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Jc^seph^), b. Apr. 28, 1851 ; m. at Boston, Mass., May 19, 1875, 
Alfred Ashenden; b. at Chatham, England, Feb., 1850. She d. 
at Boston, Mass., in 1889. 

Children of Alfred and Ida Constance^ (Chesley) 
Ashenden, 
all born in Boston, Mass. :' 
i Constance^ Ashenden, b. May 10, 1876. 
ii Hester Marion® Ashenden, b. Sept. 13, 1882; m. at 
Newton, Mass., June, 1906, Charles M. Whelden; b. 
at Pittsfield. Mass. Children (b. in Newton, Mass.) : 
(i) Natalie^" Whelden, b. May 11, 1907. (2) 
Charles M.^" Whelden, Jr., b. Nov. 4, 1908. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 42$ 

iii Richard Chesley^ Ashenden, b. Sept. i6, 1884; m. at 
Newton, Mass., Oct. 24, 1908, Grace Chadwick; b. 
Apr. I, 1884. Child: (i) Richard Chadwick^" Ash- 
enden, b. Sept. 6, 1909, at Newton. 



451 Clara Wilson^ Parsons (Dr. Sylvester^, Sylvester®, 
Thomas^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Dec. 4, 1864; m. in 1885, Frank S. Coates of 
Olcott, N. Y. 

Children of Frank S. and Clara Wilson^ (Parsons) Coates: 
i Bessie Ada^ Coates, b. Aug. i, 1886; m. Charles 

Shearston of Lockport, N. Y. Child: (i) Elizabeth 

Coates^° Shearston, b. Apr. 2, 1913. 
ii Lisle Parsons^ Coates, b. June 7, 1888. 
iii Lestie Wilson^ Coates (twin of above), b. June 7, 

1888. Both are now (1915) living at Kelonna, 

British Columbia, 
iv Donna Emily^ Coates, b. May 24, 1894. 
v Ruby AbigaiP Coates, b. July 3, 1898. 



452 Helen Elizabeth^ Parsons (Dr. Sylvester^, Sylvester®, 
Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. July 8, 1868; m. in 1887, Vincent Seeley, son of 
Hezekiah and Amanda (Hess) Seeley. 

Children of Vincent and Helen Elizabeth^ (Parsons) 

Seeley : 
i Edward Parsons® Seeley, b. Nov. 8, 1892. 
ii Donald Sylvester® Seeley, b. Nov. i, 1895, at Wilson, 
N. Y. ; educated at Masten Park High School, 
Buffalo, N. Y. In 1912 he entered the University 
of Pennsylvania of Philadelphia, Mechanical En- 
gineer Course. 

453 Fred Parsons^ Seeley (Caroline Augusta^ Parsons, 
Sylvester®, Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 14, 1857, at Wilson, N. Y. ; educated 
at Wilson High School and Poughkeepsie Business College. He 



426 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

was employed in railroad offices at Buffalo and Niagara Falls 
for ten years; now (1915) residing at Wilson, N. Y., engaged 
in real estate and insurance business. He m. Sept. 12, 1894, 
Mabel Lewella Pew, daughter of Thomas and Janet (McKinley) 
Few of Niagara Falls, N. Y. 

Children of Fred Parsons® and Mabel Lewella (Pew) 

Seeley, 
all born at Wilson, N. Y. : 
i Charles Pew^ Seeley, b. May 22, 1895 ; d. Dec. 21, 1896. 
ii Winifred AbigaiP Seeley, b. Mar. 20, 1899. 

454 Nettie Emerson* Seeley (Caroline Augusta'^ Parsons, 
Sylvester", Thomas'"', Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. at Ovid, Seneca County, N. Y., Feb. 5, i860; 
m. May 24, 1882, Frank B. Martin, son of Thomas T. and Jane 
(Smith) Martin. She was educated at Wilson High School; 
commenced the study of music at age of seven years ; was a fine 
pianist and organist, teaching music for several years. In 1885 
they removed to Niagara Falls, where she was organist in the 
First Congregational Church for five years. Her health failing, 
they went to Tallapoosa, Ga., and later moved to Southern 
Pines, N. C, returning to Wilson, July 3, 1902; d. Jan. 4, 1903. 

Child of Frank B. and Nettie E.® (Seeley) Martin: 
i Jackson Seeley^ Martin, b. May 28, 1895; d. Mar. 6, 
1903. 

454a Edward Hayden* Hall (Annette Augusta'' Livy, 
Lucinda*' Parsons, Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Wolfsboro, N. H., Aug. 30, 1857; 
m. Aug. 27, 1885, at Kittery Point, Me., Violette Fortune, 
daughter of Thomas Haswell and Harriet Elizabeth (Amee) 
Fortune. He was educated in the public schools of Portsmouth, 
N. H.; employed in the banks of that city until 1882, when he 
removed to Fort Collins, Colo., where he has since been engaged 
in various business enterprises — loans, and investment securities, 
farms, live stock, etc. He was a member of the Fort Collins 
City Government for four years and connected with the city 



EIGHTH GENERATION 42? 

schools for eighteen years. He is a member of the Masonic, 
Knights of Pythias, and Odd Fellows Orders. He is now 
Deputy County Assessor of Lorimer County, Colo., and Secretary 
of City Schools. 

Children of Edward Hayden® and Violette (Fortune) 

Hall, 
all born at Fort Collins, Colo. : 
i Forrest Fortune^ Hall, b. Sept. 29, 1886; d. Feb. 26, 
1890. 

ii Roland Rollins^ Hall, b. Aug. 24, 1888. Has been in 
the U. S. Post Office service, at Fort Collins, for 
fourteen years; m. Sept. 4, 1910, Roxy Holt of 
Kirksville, Mo. Children: (i) Mary Louise^° Hall, 
b. Aug. 7, 191 1. (2) Nellie May^" Hall, b. Apr. 
2, 1915- (3) Forrest Holt" Hall, b. Feb. 26, 1917. 

iii Infant son, b. Dec. 29, 1889; d. Dec. 31, 1889. 

iv Hayden HaswelP Hall, b. Oct. 16, 1891 ; m. (i) July 
21, 1912, Gladys Marie Binford; b. May 8, 1894; 
d. Feb. 12, 1916. Child: (i) Violette Gladys" Hall, 
b. Jan. 31, 1916. He m. (2) Aug. 4, 1917, Irene 
Brown, b. Dec. 12, 1894. He is a laundryman at 
Fort Collins, Colo. 

V Phillips Parsons^ Hall, b. June 2, 1893. Is an elec- 
trician, and lives at Fort Lupton, Colo. ; m. in 1916, 
Myrtle Davis of Windsor, Colo. Child: (i) Eliza- 
beth Mae" Hall, b. Apr. 30, 1917. 

454b Joseph Edwin^ Alexander (Harriet Byron^ Livy, 
Lucinda'' Parsons, Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. 
Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. July 12, 1846, at Rome, Ga. ; d. at 
Lakeland, Fla., Sept. 22, 1912; m. at Fernandina, Fla., Feb. 
17, 1872, Lucy Armistead Hollinger; b. at Mobile, Ala., Nov. 
17, 1856; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthon Clifford Hollinger. 
He enlisted at the age of sixteen in the Civil War, in the C. S. A. 

Children of Joseph Edwin^ and Lucy Armistead 
(Hollinger) Alexander: 
i William Early^ Alexander, b. in Athens, Ga., May 18. 
1874. 



428 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

ii Josq)h Edwin® Alexander (twin of above). Both d. 

in Athens, Ga., WilUam, Feb. 6, 1876; Joseph, Apr. 

25, 1876. 
iii Qifford HoHinger® Alexander, b. in Apalachicola, Fla., 

Dec. 23, 1880; d. at Savannah, Ga., June, 1882. 
iv Harry Livy® Alexander, b. at Savannah, Ga., Dec. 28, 

1883; m. Oct. 15, 1908, Mary Emma Knight of 

Birmingham, Ala. Children: (i) Harry Livy^" 

Alexander, Jr., b. at Dade City, Fla., Oct. 15, 1909. 

(2) May Virginia^" Alexander, b. at Dade City, Fla., 

May 19, 191 1, 
v Mary Ella® Alexander, b. in Jacksonville, Fla., May 

9, 1889; m. at Lakeland, Fla., May 23, 1916, Robert 

Grier Jobson; b. at Perry, Ga., May 23, 1875; 

son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Anthony Jobson. 

Child: (i) Francis Alexander^" Jobson, b. Mar. 

20, 1917, at Pierce, Fla. 

454c Elizabeth Augusta* Alexander (Harriet Byron'^ 
Livy, Lucinda" Parsons, Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Rome, Ga., Feb. 5, 1851 ; 
d. at Fort Reed, Fla., Dec. 20, 1887; m. Apr. 30, 1874, Alfred 
Tilghman Luckie of Athens, Ga. ; son of James and Eliza 
(Buckner) Luckie of Covington, Ga. 

Child of Alfred Tilghman and Elizabeth Augusta^ 
(Alexander) Luckie: 
i Elizabeth Alexander® Luckie, b. Feb. i, 1875, at Athens, 
Ga. ; m. at Sanford, Fla., Paul F. Brown of 
Columbus, Ohio, May 26, 1896. Children: (i) 
Pauline Elizabeth^" Brown, b. Sept. 3, 1897, at 
Franklin, Tenn. (2) Robert Luckie^° Brown, b. 
Oct. 26, 1903, at Columbus, Ohio. (3) Alfred 
Carrier^® Brown, b. June 6, 1909, at Bradford, Ohio. 
(4) Louise Goodrich^" Brown, b. June 7, 191 1, at 
Bradford, Ohio. 

454d Rev. Samuel Craighead* Caldwell (Caroline Eliza- 
beth^ Livy, Lucinda" Parsons, Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev, 



EIGHTH GENERATION 429 

Joseph^ Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. at Rome, Ga., Sept. 
17, 1846; graduated from Princeton College in 1868, degree of 
A.B.; A.M., 1861; Ph.D., 1883; was Professor of Natural 
Science at Edgeworth Female Seminary 1868-1871, Rome (Ga.) 
Female College, 1871-1886; President Rome Female College 
1886-1890; President Seaside College, Brunswick, Ga., 1890- 
1891 ; licensed by Presbytery of Savannah, Ga., 1891 ; ordained by 
Presbytery of Florida, 189 1 ; Pastor of Presbyterian Church of 
Tallahassee, Fla., 1891-1898; Henderson, N. C, 1898-1900; 
stated supply Heath Spring and Liberty Hill, S. C, 1900-1902; 
pastor Walterboro and McPherson, S. C, 1902-1906; Edisto 
Island, S. C, 1906-1918; retired on account of ill health, Feb., 
1918, and removed to Clinton, S. C. ; Librarian of Presbyterian 
College of S. C, 1919. He m. (i) Oct. 26, 1870, at Rome, Ga., 
Rebecca Katherine Pearson, daughter of Independence Liberty 
Pearson of Greenville, S. C, and Mary Ann (SprouU) Pearson 
of Abbeville, S. C. ; b. June 11, 1846; d. at Hendersonville, 
N. C, Mar. 18, 1898. He m. (2) Dec. 2.2, 1903, at McPherson- 
ville, S. C, Sophronia Palmer Hutson Glover; b. June, 1876; 
daughter of Sanders and Emily Palmer (Hutson) Glover. She 
d. May, 1905. He m. (3) Oct. 20, 1914, Annie Legare Logan 
of Greenville, S. C. ; daughter of Rev. Edward Charles and Mary 
Jones (Legare) Logan. She was b. Nov. 18, 1871 ; d. Nov. 21, 
1917. 

Children of Samuel Craighead^ and Rebecca K. (Pearson) 

Caldwell, 
all born at Rome, Ga. : 
i Samuel Craighead^ Caldwell (3d), b. Nov. 20, 1873; 
m. 1899, at Hendersonville, N. C, Julia Irene Smith; 
b. Mar. 18, 1871 ; daughter of Theodore Maloyn 
and Nancy Elizabeth (Miller) Smith. Children: (i) 
Samuel Craighead^" Caldwell (4th), b. May 17, 
1900; d. June 8, 1901. (2) Julia Irene" Caldwell, 
b. Sept. 10, 1901. (3) Katherine Elizabeth" Cald- 
well, b. Mar. 21, 1905; d. July 6, 1919. 
ii John McKnitt Madison^ Caldwell, b. Feb. 18, 1875; 

d. June 20, 1882. 
iii Isaac Pearson^ Caldwell, b. Feb. 14, 1879; m. at Char- 
lotte, N. C, June 14, 1905, Flax Reid Le Grand. 



43© THE PARSONS FAMILY 

daughter of Horace Eugene and Minnie (Torrance) 
Le Grand. Children: (i) Kate Pearson" Caldwell, 
b. May 20, 1906. (2) Isaac Pearson" Caldwell 
(2d), b. Sept. 22, 1908. (3) Samuel Craighead" 
Caldwell (5th), b. Feb. 26, 191 1. (4) Minna Tor- 
rence" Caldwell, b. Oct. 22, 1912. (5) Flax Le 
Grand" Caldwell, b. Sept. 3, 1914; d. May 31, 1916. 
(6) Gene Le Grand" Caldwell, b. Sept. 3, 1916. 

iv James William^ Caldwell, b. July 4, 1885. 

V Caroline Elizabeth^ Caldwell, b. June 28, 1888. 
vi and vii Two daughters, who d. in infancy. 

Child of Samuel Craighead® and Sophronia P. H. 

(Glover) Caldwell: 
viii Emily Glover" Caldwell, b. May 12, 1905. 



454e Rev. Alfred Shorter^ Caldwell (Caroline Elizabeth^ 
Livy, Lucinda'^ Parsons, Thomas^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 23, 1848, at 
He was one of the founders of the Y. M. C. A. at Charlotte, 
N. C, and its General Secretary, and later, in 1888, State Secre- 
tary of the Y. M. C. A. Associations in Arkansas for three years. 
He then studied for the ministry at the S. W. University at 
Clarksville, Tenn., and was ordained in 1891 as a Presbyterian 
minister and had pastorates in Kentucky, Florida and North 
Carolina, and was Field Agent of the Presbyterian Orphan 
Home at Barium Springs, N. C. He m. (i) May 13, 1874, 
Elizabeth J. Hutchinson, daughter of Hon. A. E. Hutchinson of 
Rock Hill, S. C. She d. at High Point, N. C, Oct. 10, 1902. 
He m. (2) May 25, 1910, Miss Inez Ballard of Iredell County, 
N. C, and resides (1920) at Tryon, Polk County, N. C. 

Children of Rev. Alfred Shorter^ and Elizabeth J. 
(Hutchinson) Caldwell: 
i Mary Hutchinson^ Caldwell, b. Feb. 8, 1875; d. Jan. 
8, 1900; graduated at Bellwood Seminary, Anchor- 
age, Ky. ; was professor of music at Rock Hill, S. C. 
636 ii Rev. Eugene Craighead^ Caldwell, b. Aug. 17, 1876; 
m. Margaret Beverly McCormick. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 431 

iii Caroline Elizabeth^ Caldwell, b. at Charlotte, N. C, 
Mar. 26, 1879; educated at local schools and at 
Bellwood Seminary, Anchorage, Ky. ; m. Dec. 14, 
1905, at Spray, N. C, Alexander Winston Peace; 
b. Aug. 16, 1880, at Oxford, N. C. He was edu- 
cated at Harmer Military School and the University 
of North Carolina. He is in the real estate and 
insurance business at Fayetteville, N. C, where they 
reside. Children: (i) Elizabeth CaldwelP'' Peace, 
b. June 22, 1909; d. May 28, 1913. (2) Mary 
Courtney" Peace, b. June i, 19 12. 

iv Alexander Shorter^ Caldwell (2d), b. at Charlotte, 
N. C, Oct. 31, 1880; graduated from Hampden 
Sidney College, Va., A.B. ; class of 1900. He is pres- 
ident of the Globe Parlor Furniture Manufacturing 
Company at High Point, N. C. He m. Oct. 31, 1906, 
at Mangum, N. C, Sarah Foy Webster. Children: 
(i) Alfred Shorter" Caldwell (3d), b. Oct. 5, 1907, 
at High Point, N. C. (2) Alice MacRae" Caldwell, 
b. Apr. 26, 1910, at High Point, N. C. 

Children of Rev. Alfred Shorter^ and Inez (Ballard) 
Caldwell : 
V David John^ Caldwell, b. Jan. 28, 1912, at High Point, 

N. C. 
vi Inez^ Caldwell, b. July 31, 19 17, at Asheville, N. C. 

454f Rev. John Livy* Caldwell (Caroline Elizabeth^ Livy, 
Lucinda*' Parsons, Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 25, 1850, at Rome, Ga. ; gradu- 
ated from Princeton College, N. J., in 1870; was a student at 
Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va., in 1871-3; gradu- 
ated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1874; licensed June 
II, 1873, at Rome, Ga. ; received degree of D.D. from Central 
University, Ky., in 1888, and held a pastorate 1874 to 1905. 
Publicist, Mayor, licensed lawyer, manager Board of Trade, 
Pine Bluff, Ark., 1905-11; President Queens College, Charlotte, 
N. C, 1911-16. He m. June 8, 1881, at Luckland plantation, 
St. Mary's Parish, La., Rilma Sanders; b. Oct. 16, 1856, at 



432 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Patterson, La. ; graduated from Sylvester Larned, New Orleans, 
La., 1875; daughter of Dr. Henry J. Sanders; b. Dec. 10, 1823; 
d. Nov. 8, 1905 (physician. State Senator, proprietor of Luck- 
land plantation) and Amanda (Robbins) Sanders; b. Aug., 1830; 
graduated from Nazareth, Ky. ; d. Mar. 18, 1878. They were 
m. Feb., 185 1, in their native St. Mary's Parish. 

Children of John Livy^ and Rilma (Sanders) Caldwell: 

i Amanda Sanders^ Caldwell, b. Mar. 18, 1882, at Bowl- 
ing Green, Ky. ; educated at Agnes Scott College, 
Decatur, Ga. ; m. Apr. 5, 1905, at Pine Bluff, Ark., 
William E. HoU, Jr.; b. Oct. 22, 1873; son of 
Wm. E. Holt, cotton manufacturer, Lexington, N. C, 
and Amelia (Holt) Holt. 

ii Henry Sanders^ Caldwell, b. Feb. 16, 1886, at Bowling 
Green, Ky. ; graduated from Lawrenceville School, 
N. J., in 1905, and Princeton University in 1909; 
d. Apr. 6, 1916, in New York City; was Eastern 
Manager of Long-Bell Lumber Company of Kansas 
City, Mo. He d. of acute Bright's disease, follow- 
ing influenza. 

iii Caroline Elizabeth^ Caldwell, b. Sept. 6, 1889, at Bowl- 
ing Green, Ky. ; educated at Agnes Scott College, 
Decatur, Ga. ; m. Apr. 12, 1911, at Pine Blufif, Ark., 
George Dexter Jordan; b. May 20, 1886, at Colum- 
bus, Ga. ; son of Oscar S. Jordan, cotton manu- 
facturer. George Dexter Jordan d. at Columbus, 
Ga., Nov. 4, 191 1, of appendicitis. 

iv Lida Rivers® Caldwell, b. Aug. 26, 1892, at New 
Orleans, La. ; educated at Agnes Scott College, 
Decatur, Ga. ; m. Oct. 27, 191 5, at Charlotte, N. C, 
George Edward Wilson, Jr.; b. Feb. 8, 1890; grad- 
uated from Davidson College and University of 
North Carolina (lawyer, banker, general insurance) ; 
son of George Edward Wilson; b. Apr. 19, 1849, 
at Charlotte, N. C. (lawyer, district solicitor and 
many years president of the Merchants and Farmers 
National Bank, Charlotte, N. C.) and Bessie (With- 
erspoon) Wilson; b. June 15, 1853, at Coldstream 



EIGHTH GENERATION 433 

plantation, Sumter County, S. C^, who were m. 
Nov. II, 1874, at Coldstream plantation, S. C. Child: 
(i) Rilma Sanders^" Wilson, b. July 3, 1917. 

454g Frank Hawkins® Caldwell (Caroline Elizabeth^ Livy, 
Lucinda'^ Parsons, Thomas^, Rev. Joseph^, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. 
Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), youngest son of Dr. John McNill 
Madison and Caroline Elizabeth (Livy) Caldwell, b. in Rome, 
Ga., July 25, 1857; d. at Tampa, Fla., Jan. 20, 1906; m. to 
Nellie Georgia Word ; daughter of Dr. Jeff and Georgia Mitchell 
Word of Rome, Ga. She d. in Tampa, Feb., 1901. Dr. Frank 
Hawkins was educated at Bingham Military School of Bingham, 
N. C, and at Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, Pa., 
from which he graduated in 1880; practiced his profession in 
Georgia, Alabama and Florida; m. (2) July 12, 1903, Miss Mary 
Spenser of Tampa, Fla. ; daughter of Thomas Kennedy and Mary 
(Gardner) Spenser. 

Child of Frank Hawkins® and Nellie Georgia (Word) 
Caldwell : 

i John Word" Caldwell, b. at Sanford, Oct. 25, 1882; 
educated at the Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla. ; 
Government Engineer, City Engineer of Honolulu, 
Hawaii ; m. Sadie Waldron, at Savannah, Ga., 
daughter of EHas Daniel and Cora E. (Millar) 
Waldron of Waycross, Ga. 

(Record on p. 317, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Charles Henry® Parsons (William Henry^ William^, 
Thomas^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. June 18, 1864, at Springfield, Mass.; m. Sept. 23, 
1885, Addie M. Marvel; b. Feb. 13, 1865, at Hartford, Conn.; 
daughter of Joseph E. and Sarah G. Marvel. 

Children of Charles Henry® and Addie M. (Marvel) 

Parsons, 
all born at Springfield, Mass. : 
i Marvel H.^ b. Aug. 23, 1889; was educated in the 
public schools and High School in Springfield. He 



434 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

served as a private of cavalry Mfith Troop B of 
Hartford, Conn. ; went to the Mexican border June, 
1916, and served as independent cavalry, 75 miles 
from Base Headquarters, at Arivaca, Ariz., returning 
to Hartford, Oct., 1916. In May, 1917, he attended 
the first Plattsburg Training Camp; June, 1917, 
transferred to artillery at Fort Monroe, Va. ; com^ 
missioned ist Lieut, of Artillery, Aug., 1917; re- 
tained as instructor at Fort Monroe and appointed 
Captain, Aug., 1917; physical director and tactical 
Adjutant of Training Camp; assigned to 37th Ar- 
tillery Brigade, Sept., 1918; made Major of Artillery, 
Oct., 1918; served as Brigade Adjutant of the 37th 
Army Artillery Brigade under Brigadier General 
Clarence M. McNeil, with the A. E. F. from Nov. 
4, 1918, to Feb, 15, 1919. He returned to the United 
States and was honorably discharged Mar. 5, 1919, 
at Fort Totten, N. Y. He is a member of the 
American Legion, 
ii Russell C", b. Apr. 20, 1892; m. Sept. 14, 1916, 
Gertrude F. Ingram; b. at Mexico City, Feb. i, 
1894, daughter of Samuel and Cora C. Ingram. 
Child: (i) William Henry^°, b. June 2y, i^iy, at 
Springfield, Mass. 

455 Alfred Curtis^ Parsons (NathanieF, Joseph'', Samuel-\ 
Rev. Joseph'*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. at 
Dexter, Me., July 9, 1841 ; m. Aug. 31, 1865, Harriet J. Gates; 
b. Aug. 22, 1842. He was a soldier in the Civil War in Co. B, 
9th Regt., Minn. Vols., and was a carpenter by occupation. They 
resided at Bloomington and Prior Lake, Minn., and about 1890 
removed to Seattle, Wash., where he d. Dec. 25, 1905, and she 
d. in 1912. 

Children of Alfred Curtis^ and Harriet J. (Gates) 
Parsons : 
i Leonora A.°, b. at Bloomington, Minn., Feb. 12, 1867; 
m. George Gilkey. Children: (i) Iva E.^° Gilkey, 
b. May 6, 1887; m. Jesse Harding. Children: 1, 



EIGHTH GENERATION 435 

Loren^^ Harding, b. Apr. 20, 191 1. 2, Elaine" 
Harding, b. July 5, 1912. 3, Merlin" Harding, b. 
Dec. 23, 1914. (2) Gladys L.i° Gilkey, b. Sept. 10, 
1889; m. Earl M. Harding, June 29, 1909. Child: 
I, Audrey M." Harding, b. Sept. 24, 1910. (3) 
Lynne L.^° Gilkey, b. Nov. 10, 1894. 

ii Geneva M.^ b. at Bloomington, Minn., May 7, 1868; 
d. Dec. 19, 1902, at Pittsburgh, Pa. ; m. Homer L. 
Andrews. Child: (i) Homer L.^° Andrews, Jr., b. 
Oct. 28, 1902, at Pittsburgh, Pa. 

iii George N.^ b. at Prior Lake, Minn., Oct. 8, 1874; 
m. at Seattle, Wash., Maud Burdick. Children: (i) 
Laura^o, b. at Seattle, Wash., July 16, 1895. (2) 
Homer^°, b. at Seattle, Jan. 20, 1897 ; is a soldier in 
the U. S. Army. 

iv Bertha R.^ b. at Hector, Minn., Feb. 3, 1881 ; m. Apr. 
27, 1908, Neil M. Jaeger. Child: (i) Neil M.^" 
Jaeger, Jr., b. at Seattle, July 21, 191 5. 

v Raymond^, b. at Prior Lake, Minn., Apr. 11, 1885; was 
in the U. S. Navy; d. at Mare Island Naval Hos- 
pital, San Francisco, Gal., Dec. 12, 1916; unm. 



456 Caleb^ Emery (Elizabeth^ Elizabeth® Parsons, Dr. John^, 
Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
at Sanford, Me., Mar. 18, 1813; m. Aug. 16, 1848, Marcia Per- 
kins Choate, daughter of Isaac P. and Eliza J. (Harper) Choate 
of Derry, N. H. He was a merchant in Sanford, Me. ; gradu- 
ated at Dartmouth College in 1842; a teacher in Westboro, Mass., 
Nashua and Derry, N. H. (Pinkerton Academy) ; Charlestown, 
Mass., 1848-50; Boston Latin School, 1850-55; private school 
in Boston, 1855-63; Charlestown, 1863-85. He d. Dec. i, 1897, 
in Brookline, Mass. She d. there May 5, 1903. 

Children of Caleb* and Marcia Perkins (Choate) Emery: 
i WilHam^ Emery, b. Nov. 23, 1849; d. Dec. 22, 1869, 

at Ridgeway, N. H. 
ii Marcia C.^ Emery, b. Dec. 11, 1854, at Charlestown, 
Mass. ; resides at Brookline, Mass. 



436 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

457 Elizabeth^ Emery (Elizabeth^ Elizabeth*^ Parsons, Dr. 
Jolin^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. at Sanford, Me., Feb. 3, 1819; d. at Biddeford, Me., Aug. 
II, 1899; m. June 14, 1837, Timothy Shaw, Jr., son of Genl. 
Timothy and Lucy Shaw. He was County Commissioner of 
York County, Me., Registrar of Deeds, Treasurer of Biddeford, 
Me., and Postmaster of Biddeford, 1885-9. He d. at Biddeford, 
Dec. II, 1892. 

Children of Timothy and Elizabeth* (Emery) Shaw, 
all born in Sanford, Me. : 
i William Greenleaf^ Shaw, b. Aug. 3, 1839; d. at Alfred, 

Me., Sept. 30, 1857. 
ii Howard M." Shaw, b. Sept. 16, 1841 ; d. Feb. 21, 

1842. 
iii Lucy Elizabeth^ Shaw, b. Jan. 16, 1843; d. Sept, 14, 
1896. 
^2)7 iv Jeremiah Goodwin^ Shaw, b. Feb. 28, 1845 '> n^- Jennie 

P. Grant. 
638 V Marcia Annie" Shaw, b. Jan. 4, 1852; m. Orrin H. 
Staples. 



458 Mary Ann* Emery (Elizabeth^, Elizabeth" Parsons, Dr. 
John'^, Rev, Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. at Sanford, Me., Apr. 5, 1821 ; m. Aug. 9, 1843, Samuel 
Tompson; b. July 9, 1816, at Standish, Me.; son of Edward and 
Sarah (Sewall) Tompson. He was a lawyer in Sanford and 
Boston, Mass. She d. in Brookline, Mass., Dec. i, 1873. He d. 
there Apr, 12, 1893, 

Children of Samuel and Mary Ann^ (Emery) Tompson, 
all born in Sanford, Me. : 

639 i Sarah Maria Tompson, b. Feb. 6, 1846; m. Emery 

Beals Moore. 

640 ii Edward W. E.^ Tompson, b. Mar. 18, 1848; m. Ruth 

Humphrey Ward. 

641 iii Martha Helen^ Tompson, b. Jan. 12, 1858; m. Hay- 

ward Warren Gushing. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 437 

459 Martha Greenleaf* Emery (Elizabeth^, Elizabeth'^ 
Parsons, Dr. John^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. at Sanford, Me., May 27, 1827; m. Apr. 16, 
1843, Jeremiah Goodwin; b. at Kittery (Elliot), Me., July i, 
1786; d. at Great Falls, N. H., July 29, 1857. He was Pay- 
master in the Army, 1812-1815; Registrar of Deeds, York 
County, 1816 to 1836, Postmaster at Alfred, Me., 1812 to 1839, 
Treasurer of Maine, 1839. In 1832 he was a delegate to the 
convention that nominated Andrew Jackson for reelection to the 
Presidency. His wife d. at Great Falls, N. H., Aug. 29, 1855. 

Children of Jeremiah and Martha Greenleaf^ (Emery) 

Goodwin, 
all born in Sanford, Me. : 
642 i Isabel SewalP Goodwin, b. July 30, 1844; m. A. B. N. 
Went worth, 
ii Jeremiah Jordan^ Goodwin, b. July 30, 1846; m. June 
28, 1876, Jennie Marden, b. Sept. 5, 1854, at Toronto, 
Ont. ; daughter of James Marden of Wolfsboro, 
N. H. He d. Apr. 13, 1914, at Portsmouth, N. H. 
Children: (i) Margaret Marden^" Goodwin, b. Sept. 
5, 1885. (2) Martha^° Goodwin, b. May 14, 1890; 
d. Oct. I, 1890. (3) Willis Jordan^" Goodwin, b. 
Apr. 5, 1894, at Portsmouth, N. H. 



460 Julia Maria* West (Julia Sargent^ Parsons, Joseph®, 
William^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. May 19, 1830; d. Dec. 23, 1893; m. Feb. 10, 1853, 
at Ellsworth, Me., Henry Edmund Macomber; son of Hatch and 
Phebe (Dutton) Macomber. They resided at Franklin, Me., 
where all the children were born. 

Children of Henry Edmund and Julia Maria* (West) 
Macomber : 
i Helen Maria*^ Macomber, b. Nov. 2y, 1853 ; m. Henry 

Gardner Worcester, 
ii John Henry" Macomber, b. Sept. 28, 1859; m. Feb. 
14, 1884, Lizzie Jordan of Ellsworth, Me.; b. Sept. 
30, 1864, at Ellsworth Falls, Me.; daughter of 



438 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Solomon and Lydia Jordan. Residence, Ellsworth, 
Me. Children: (i) Bernice^° Macomber, b. at Man- 
chester, Mich., July 24, 1888. (2) Ronald^^ Macom- 
ber, b. at Ellsworth, Me., Feb. 2, 1893. 
iii Frederick Hatch^ Macomber, b. Oct. 28, 1862 ; m. Oct. 
27, 1886, Cora Deveraux of Ellsworth, Me. ; b. Aug. 
2, 1868; daughter of Augustus R. and Elizabeth 
(Dunbar) Deveraux. They reside at Seal Harbor, 
Me. Children: (i) Phyllis Corinne^^ Macomber, b. 
Aug. 17, 1892, at Jackson, Mich. (2) Elizabeth 
Helena^° Macomber, b. May 8, 1894, at Jackson, 
Mich. (3) Frederick Hatch" Macomber, b. Oct. 
26, 1901, at Seal Harbor, Me. 
«k iv Lena West^ Macomber, b. Oct. i, 1864; m. Mar. 27, 

1886, Edward Tim Campbell of Ellsworth, Me.; b. 
Oct. 22, 1856. He is a salesman. They reside at 
Seal Harbor, Me. Children: (i) Julia Macomber" 
Campbell, b. Feb. 22, 1890, at Ellsworth, Me. (2) 
Marion Aline" Campbell, b. Mar. 14, 1903, at Mt. 
Desert, Me. (3) David Everton^" Campbell, b. Apr. 
8, 1906. 
v George Howard^ Macomber, b. Apr. 27, 1866; m. (i) 
Aug. 20, 1892, May Bodine of Manchester, Mich. ; 
b. Apr. 10, 1867; d. July 23, 1901 ; m. (2) Jan. 16. 
1912, Alvine E. B. Leibherr of Providence, R. L, 
b. in Prussia, Mar. 16, 1877 ; daughter of Paul 
Leibherr of Providence. He is a traveling sales- 
man and they reside at Manchester, Mich. Child: 
(i) Henry Edmund" Macomber, b. Aug. 26, 1896, 
at Manchester, Mich. 

461 Joseph Henry* West (Julia Sargent^ Parsons, Joseph*^, 
William^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. at Franklin, Me., Nov. 22, 1833;. d. June 17, 1905; 
m. by Rev. William Smithson at St. Stephens, N. B., Sept. 16, 
1858, Mary Palmer Brackett ; b. Sept. i, 1839, at Northport, Me. ; 
daughter of Rev. Edward and Abigail (Berry) Brackett of 
Standish, Me. He was the first Selectman and Treasurer in the 
Town (1875) and Senator in the Maine Legislature. They live 
in Franklin, Me. 



eighth generation 439 

Children of Joseph Henry* and Mary Palmer (Brackett) 

West : 
i Grace Bracket^ West, b. July 3, 1866; d. Oct. 14, 1876. 
ii Mary Genevieve^ West, b. at Franklin, Me., Jan. 4, 
1869; m. (i) Sept. 16, 1901, Dr. Henry F. Collins, 
of Washington, D. C. He d. Apr. 10, 1914. She 
m. (2) David O. Campbell; b. at Sangersfield, Me., 
July 24, 1874, a woolen manufacturer in Sangers- 
field. Child: (i) Virginia Maria^° Collins, b. Apr. 
24, 1905, at Washington, D. C. 

462 Harriet Sargent* West (Julia Sargent^ Parsons, 
Joseph'', William", Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^ 
Cornet Joseph^), b. at Franklin, Me., Oct. 25, 1837; d. Sept. 18, 
1875, at Gouldsboro, Me.; m. Francis Taft of West Gouldsboro, 
Me.; b. Jan. 10, 1830; d. July 8, 1894. 

Children of Francis and Harriet Sargent* (West) Taft, 
all born at West Gouldsboro, Me. : 
i Henry Everett^ Taft, b. July 10, 1857; d. May 10, 
1870. 

ii Julia Elizabeth^ Taft, b. Dec. 17, 1859; m. Jan. i, 1881, 
Frederick A. Noyes of Sullivan, Me., b. in Goulds- 
boro, Me., May 5, 1848. He is a painter and they 
reside at Sullivan. Children (all b. at Sullivan) : 
(i) Everard Davis^° Noyes, b. Nov. 22, 1881. (2) 
Harold Frederick^" Noyes, b. Mar. i, 1891. (3) 
Francis Taft^° Noyes, b. Feb. 2, 1892; d. Feb. 21, 
1906. 

iii Helen Frances^ Taft, b. Mar. 31, 1862; m. Oct. 17, 
1888, Ambrose W. Cleaves, w^ho d. June, 1890. 
She received the degree of M.D. from Michigan 
University June 21, 1900, and located with the 
State Hospital at Munson, Mass., and later at the 
Institute for Epileptics at Palmer, Mass. 

iv Mary Susan^ Taft, b. Apr. 14, 1864; m. (i) Nov. 
6, 1895, Charles A. Sherman, who d. Sept., 1896; 
m. (2) Sept. 26, 1906, William Adam. They reside 
at Pacific Grove, Cal. 



4'40 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

V John West^ Taft, b. Sept. 25, 1866 ; m. Lydia E. Carr, 

June 23, 1897. They reside at Campello, Mass. 
vi Edward Harvey® Taft, b. Jan. 22, 1869; graduated at 
Dartmouth College as M.D., Nov., 1896, and prac- 
ticed at Milford, N. H., where he d. suddenly of 
heart disease, Nov. 3, 1914. "A fine man and suc- 
cessful physician." He m. Nov. 26, 1896, Gertrude 
Watkins; b. May 24, 1869; daughter of Frederick 
and Mary Elizabeth (Ball) Watkins. Children (b. 
at Milford, N. H.) : (i) Pauline^o Taft, b. Mar. 4, 
1899. (2) Gwendolyn^° Taft, b. Aug. 26, 1904; d. 
Nov. II, 1907. 



463 James Edward^ Parsons (Joseph Usher^ Joseph^, 
William^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Nov. 17, 1846, at Providence, R. I., about 1854, he 
went with his father's family to Manitowoc, Wis. In 1864 he 
enlisted in Co. B, 36th Wis. Vols., and was in most of the battles 
in Virginia to the close of the War. After the War he re- 
turned to Maine and settled in Franklin. He m. Apr. 13, 1872, 
Lizzie M, Butler; b. at Franklin, Me., Sept. 4, 1853; daughter 
of Ambrose and Mary Ann (French) Butler. He resides at 
Lubec, Me., and is a banker. 

Children of James Edward* and Lizzie M. (Butler) 
Parsons : 

643 i George EarP, b. Feb. 20, 1873 ; m. Annie J. Smith. 

644 ii Ethel KendalP, b. May 16, 1875; m. Frederick Augus- 

tine Coombs. 

iii Lora Vivien®, b. at Ellsworth, Me., July 6, 1880; m. 
Oct. 10, 1906, Hoyt Augustus Moore; b. at Ells- 
worth Falls, Sept. 15, 1870. Children: (i) Edward 
Parsons^" Moore, b. Oct. 4, 1909. (2) Dorothy 
Parsons^° Moore, b. Aug. 19, 1916. 

iv Grace West®, b. June 29, 1886; d, Sept. 23, 1887. 

V Edward Chilcott®, b. Mar. 16, 1890; m. Mar. 18, 1916, 
Isabel Anderson ; b. at East Orange, N. J., July 29, 
1896; daughter of Henry M. and Mae D. Anderson. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 44^ 

464 Mary Charlotte* Parsons (Joseph Usher", Joseph^, 
WilHam^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. Joseph^ Cornet 
Joseph^), b. at Portland, Me., Nov. 19, 1850; m. at Frankhn, 
Me., by Rev. J. A. Morelan, May 16, 1871, Reuben H. WiUiams, 
son of James Barzilla and Charlotte (Higgins) Williams of 
Franklin. They reside at Franklin, where he is in the granite 
business. 

Children of Reuben H. and Mary Charlotte* (Parsons) 

Williams, 
all born at Franklin, Me. : 
i Minnie'' Williams, b. May 25, 1875; m. Jan. 10, 1898, 
Fred McKenzie of Franklin, Me. ; b. May 22, 1879. 
Child: (i) Gerald L." McKenzie, b. June 16, 1899. 
ii Lena^ Williams, b. Nov. 16, 1886; m. Nov. 16, 1907, 
Clarence Stratton ; b. Sept. 12, 1889; they reside at 
Hancock, Me. He is a salesman. Child: (i) 
Phyllis" Stratton, b. Jan. 2, 1909. 
iii John Parsons^ Williams, b. July 4, 1892; m. June 18, 
1913, Pearl Dorsey of Fort Fairfield; b. Sept. 24, 
1890; daughter of James and Rita Dorsey of Fort 
Fairfield. He is a clerk. 



465 Frances Usher* Parsons (William Dudley^ Joseph", 
William^, Rev. Joseph^, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. at Eastbrook, Me., Apr. 22, 1836; d. Apr. 24, 1881, 
aged 45 yrs. ; m. July 29, 1863, Thomas H. Hoyt; b. at Read- 
field, Me., July 19, 1829; d. Apr. 23, 1914. 

Children of Thomas H. and Frances Usher* (Parsons) 

HoYT, 

all born in Fort Fairfield, Me. : 
i George Levi^ Hoyt, b. Nov. 6, 1865 ; d. Apr. 24, 1903 ; 

m. Nov. 5, 1881, Clara A. Donaldson, 
ii Laura May^ Hoyt, b. May 13, 1867; m. Mar. 30, 1893, 

William A. Haines, 
iii Albert Theodore^ Hoyt, b. 
iv Henry Thomas^ Hoyt, b. 



442 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

466 Sarah Parsons^ Hall (Eliza^ Leighton, Sarah** Par- 
sons, William^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. July 29, 1838; d. Apr. 25, 1914, at Wellington, 
Mass. Interred at Lincoln, Me. She was a member of the 
Congregational Church ; m. Samuel C. Ramsdell of Lincoln, Me., 
who d. June 19, 1909. 

Children of Samuel C. and Sarah Parsons® (Hall) 
' Ramsdell, 
all born at Lincoln, Me. : 

i Laura E.° Ramsdell, b. Mar. 19, 1857 ; m. Charles F. 
Plumly. He is a merchant at Lincoln, Me. He 
was also Postmaster there from Sept. i, 1897, to 
Feb. 9, 1914. Children (b. at Lincoln): (i) Ralph 
A^° Plumly, b. ; d. an infant. (2) Clinton 

A." Plumly, b. Feb. 24, 1886; educated at the 
Lincoln Schools, Colburn Classical Institution at 
Waterville, Me. ; graduated at University of Maine, 
1909; a member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity, 
and is now a civil engineer with the Maine Central 
Railroad. 

ii Frederick H.® Ramsdell, m. Ollie Stevens. He is con- 
nected with the Maine Central R. R. Co., and they 
reside at Waterville, Me. Child: (i) Jesse Marion^° 
Ramsdell. 

iii MabeP Ramsdell, b. Apr. 19, 1863; d. Aug. 19, 1864. 

iv Charles A.^ Ramsdell, b. Apr. 6, 1865. 
V William H.^ Ramsdell, b. Nov. 25, 1869; m. Florence 
Mclnerney, Aug. 4, 1891. Children: (i) Ralph 
Merton^° Ramsdell, b. Aug. 22, 1894. (2) Aubrey 
Linwood^° Ramsdell, b. Sept. 9, 1900. (3) Leigh 
Alton^° Ramsdell, b. July 7, 1902. (4) Florence^*' 
Ramsdell, b. Jan. 10, 1910. 

vi Usher Parsons'* Ramsdell, b. May 29, 1872; d. Sept. 
14, 1915, at LaGrange, Me. 

vii Fauncett MabeP Ramsdell ; m. Charles E. Leach. 
They reside at Wellington, Mass. Children: (i) 
Walter Thomas^" Leach. (2) Phyllis MabeF° 
Leach. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 443 

viii Linwood Leighton^ Ramsdell, b. Aug. i, 1878 ; m. Annie 
Wakefield. He is a merchant, a member of the 
firm of Mason, Sanborn and Ramsdell, wholesale 
grocers, Boston, Mass., and they reside at Welling- 
ton, Mass. Children: (i) Sarah HalP° Ramsdell. 
(2) Erma^" Ramsdell. 



467 Mary Eunice^ Hall (Eliza'^ Leighton, Sarah*^ Parsons, 
William^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph•^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. June 27, 1840; m. May i, i860, at Bangor, Me., 
Merritt Jordan; b. July 3, 1812; d. June 4, 1877, at Auburn, 
Me. He was an artist. 

Children of Merritt and Mary Eunice® (Hall) Jordan: 
i Frank M.^ Jordan, b. Mar. 24, 1861. 
ii Rene May^ Jordan, b. July 22, 1864. 
iii Georgiana'' Jordan, b. Sept. 5, 1865; m. May i, 1884, 
Clarence Averill of Lee, Me. 

468 Emily Ann® Hall (Eliza^ Leighton, Sarah*' Parsons, 
William^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Sept. 26, 1845; ^- Nov. 18, 1865, Addison P. Reed 
of Lincoln, Me. He d. Mar. 15, 1876. They resided at Howard 
City, Mich. 

Children of Addison P. and Emily Ann® (Hall) Reed: 
i Charles H.^ Reed, 
ii Cora C.^ Reed, 
iii Herbert^ Reed, 
iv Anna^ Reed, 
v Frank^ Reed. 

469 Charles Winslow® Lewis (Dr. Wi^iam^ Abigail Par- 
sons, William^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Sept. 25, 183 1 ; d. Dec. 2, 1884; m. July 22, 1874, 
Emma Watts, daughter of Capt. Samuel and Clarissa M. Watts 
of Thomaston, Me. He was a commission merchant in Boston, 
Mass. They resided at Brookline, Mass. 



44-4 the parsons family 

Children of Charles Winslow^ and Emma (Watts) Lewis: 
i Clarissa Watts^ Lewis, b. at Boston, Mass., June 21, 
1875; m. Oct. 3, 1895, Herbert H. White. They 
reside at Brookhne, Mass. 

ii Samuel Watts^ Lewis, b. at Boston, Mass., Jan. 11, 
1877. 

iii Mary BelP Lewis, b. at Thomaston, Mass., July 30, 
1878; resides on Harvard Avenue, Brookline, Mass. 

iv Qiarles Winslow® Lewis, b. at Brookline, Mass., May 
22, 1882; m. at Brooklyn, N. Y., Apr. 22, 1908, 
Edna Adele Young. They reside at Wellesley Hills, 
Mass. Children: (i) Elizabeth^" Lewis, b. at Brook- 
line, Mass., Feb. 7. 1909. (2) Charles Winslow'" 
Lewis, b. at Brookline, Mass., Feb. 13, 1912. 

470 Marcia Freeman^ Lewis (Dr. William", Abigail" Par- 
sons, William^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Sept. 30, 1835; d. Oct. 31, 1864; m. June 7, i860, 
Orestes Rantoul Toppliffe, son of Dr. Toppliffe of Freedom, N. H. 
He d. in Freedom, N. H., Oct. 25, 1864. 

Child of Orestes Rantoul and Marcia Freeman* (Lewis) 

Toppliffe : 
i Belle Lewis^ Toppliffe, b. Mar. 19, 1861 ; m. at Brook- 
line, Mass., Nov. 2, 1880, Harry W. Tenney. She 
d. at Brookline, Mass., Dec. 27, 1901, Children: 
(i) Nathaniel Lewis^" Tenney, b. at Boston, Oct. 
18, 1881 ; m. Ella Maria Atwood. Children: i, 
Nathaniel Lewis^^ Tenney, Jr. 2, Myron Atwood^^ 
Tenney. (2) Roger Creighton" Tenney, b. at Bos- 
ton, Sept. , 1886; enlisted in Army in 1917. 



471 William Harrison^ Dunham (Lovey^ Parsons, John®, 
William^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. at Cambridge, Mass., Mar. i, 1841 ; m. by John 
Otis Barrows at Exeter, N. H., Apr. 4, 1867, Augusta Ann 
Brown; b. Oct. 10, 1840; d. May, 1891 ; daughter of Jeremiah 
and Betsey (Brown) of North Hampton, N. H. 



eighth generation 445 

Children of William Harrison^ and Augusta Ann 
(Brown) Dunham, 
all born at Charlestown, Mass. : 
i Mabel Kirk« Dunham, b. May i8, 1868. 
ii Grace Washburn^ Dunham, b. Oct. 17, 1870; d. May 
9, 1909; m. at North Hampton, N. H., July 31, 1888, 
Willard Henry Philbrook. Children (b. at North 
Hampton, N. H.) : (i) Henry Brown^° Philbrook, 
b. Apr. 18, 1890; educated at Dartmouth College; 
expert accountant. (2) Mabel Dunham^° Phil- 
brook, b. July 2, 1892; is a Normal School Gradu- 
ate; teacher in Newton, Mass. 
iii Bertha Brown'' Dunham, b. Sept. 6, 1874; d. Aug. 
6, 1875. 



472 Delia^ Dunham (Lovey^ Parsons, John", William^, Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Cam- 
bridge, Mass., Aug. 20, 1847; I"- t)y Alexander McKenzie at 
Cambridge, Mass., June 2'/, 1882, George Albert Frost ; b. Dec. 
27, 1843, at Boston; son of George and Lydia Ann (Blake) 
Frost. He was a portrait and landscape painter; spent four 
years (1866-1870) in Kamschatka, two years in Antwerp Art 
Academy (1874-5), and one year in Russia and Siberia for Cen- 
tury Magazine to illustrate George Kennan's articles on exile 
system (1885-6). He d. Nov. 13, 1907. 

Children of George Albert and Delia^ (Dunham) Frost: 

i Paul Rubens^ Frost, b. May 2, 1883 ; graduated from 

Harvard College, 1907 ; is a landscape architect. 

Now (1917) in France with the Harvard Unit No. 5. 

ii Norman Wentworth^ Frost, b. Dec. i, 1884; graduated 

from Harvard College, Class of 1908 ; is a teacher. 

473 Mary Abby^ Garey (Mary^ Parsons, John^ William^ 
Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
Aug. 7, 1847, at Alfred, Me. ; m. May 8, 1869, George Oliver 
Nutter; b. Apr. 28, 1845; d. Oct. 3, 1905; son of Oliver and 
Ann (Brackett) Nutter of Alfred, Me. He was a farmer. 



446 the parsons family 

Children of George Oliver and Mary Abby^ (Garey) 

Nutter : 

i Infant, b. and d. 1870. 

ii John O."-' Nutter, b. Nov. 4, 1871 ; m. Dec. 29, 1898, 
Edith M. Pollack of Whitinsville, Mass.; d. in 1908 
no children. They resided at Alfred, Me., in 1917 

iii Mary P.^ Nutter, b. Apr. 7, 1874, d. July 20, 1903 ; m 
George W. Brock of Waterboro, Me., June 23, 1897 
Children: (i) George Everett^" Brock, b. Jan. 31 
1900. (2) Alice Marion^" Brock, b. Apr. 23, 1901 
(3) David Almer^*^ Brock, b. May 19, 1902. (4) 
Mary Nutter^" Brock, b. July 20, 1903. 

iv Hattie J.^ Nutter, b. Oct. 10, 1876; m. Apr. 19, 1899, 
Way land F. Tripp of Woodwins Mills, Me. Chil- 
dren: (i) Oliver Winfield^^ Tripp, b. Mar. 20, 1904. 

(2) Chester Ellis^° Tripp, b. Nov. 3, 1906. (3) 
Alice Gertrude^" Tripp, b. June 10, 1908; d. Oct. 
2, 1909. (4) Frederick Wayland^° Tripp, b. Dec. 
I, 1910. (5) Stillman Fulton^" Tripp, b. Sept. 15, 
1914. 

V Timothy G.^ Nutter, b. Sept. 25, 1878; m. Apr. 26, 
1905, Louise U. Roper of Colchester, Conn. ; resides 
at Whitinsville, Mass. No children, 
vi Fred O.^ Nutter, b. Jan. 17, 1880; m. Aug. 10, 1904, 
Millicent Mae Roberts of Alfred, Me. ; resides at 
Sanford, Me. No children, 
vii Alice A.^ Nutter, b. Apr. 16, 1882; m. Oct. 12, 1910, 
Charles W. Linscott of Alfred, Me. He d. Apr. 25, 
1916. Child: (i) P. Winfield^" Linscott, b. May i, 

1915- 
viii Lizzie E.^ Nutter, b. Oct. 14, 1883; m. July 31, 1906, 
Wilbur G. Edgecomb of Alfred, Me. Children: (i) 
Wilbur Nutter^" Edgecomb, b. Nov. 2, 1907. (2) 
Marshman Frederick^" Edgecomb, b. Jan. 18, 1909. 

(3) Philip Wilber^" Edgecomb, b. Mar. 23, 19 10. 

(4) Edith Arline^° Edgecomb, b. Apr. 18, 191 1. (5) 
Alice Millicent^'' Edgecomb, b. Mar. 8, 191 3. 

ix Ralph W." Nutter, b. Mar. 17, 1892; graduated, June, 
1916, at Burlington (Vt.) Medical School. He is 
serving (1917) in Lying-in Hospital, New York City. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 447 

473a Martha Ellen^ Leighton (Dr. Usher Parsons^ 
Leighton, Frances Usher'' Parsons, WilIiam^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. 
Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 18, 1848, at 
Kenton, Ohio; m. Dec. 7, 1871, Benjamin F. Bronson of Patch 
Grove, Wis.; b. Sept. 23, 1841. He was a merchant at Kenton, 
Ohio, and d. at Fort Smith, Ark. She d. Feb. 14, 1902, at Kenton, 
Ohio. 

Children of Benjamin F. and Martha Ellen^ (Leighton) 

Bronson, 
all born at Kenton, Ohio: 
i Leighton Jay^ Bronson, b. Sept. i, 1872; m. Nov. 7, 
1903, Belle Barta; b. Dec. 31, 1884, at Lincoln, Neb. 
Children: (i) Martha Leighton" Bronson, b. June 
4, 19 10, at Van Buren, Ark. (2) Benjamin Frank- 
lin" Bronson, b. Feb. 21, 1913, at Van Buren, Ark. 
(3) Leighton Jay" Bronson, Jr., b. Nov. 27, 1916, 
at Fort Smith, Ark. 
ii Usher Clarence^ Bronson, b. Dec. 16, 1877; d. Aug. 

17, 1908. 
iii Edward Foster'' Bronson, b. Dec. 17, 1879; d. Mar. i8, 

1881. 
iv Benjamin Alcott'* Bronson, b. May 8, 1883; m. May 2, 
1910, at Ozark, Ark., Mary Maude Blair ; b. Sept. 
2, 1882, at Farmington, Ohio. 

(Record on p. 317, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
474 William Addison^ Parsons (Joseph^ William'^, Wil- 
liam^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), 
son. of Joseph' and Mary Jane (Cram) Parsons, b. at Charles- 
town, Mass., Sept. 13, 1842; m. June 14, 1866, at Boston, Mass., 
Lizzie Sarah Sargent, daughter of Joseph and Eliza (Goodale) 
Sargent of Kennebunk, Me. They resided at South Berwick, 
Me., where their children were born; he d. at South Berwick, 
Me., Sept. 4, i( 



Children of William Addison^ and Lizzie Sarah (Sargent) 

Parsons : 
i Agnes^, b. Dec. 14, 1870; m. Nov. 13, 1895; John B. 
Rogers of York, Me.; son of Benjamin F. and 



448 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Isabelle (Turnbull) Rogers of Amesbury, Mass. 
They reside at York Corner, Me. 
645 ii Joseph Arthur", b. Dec. 9, 1871 ; m. AUce Howard 
Preble, 
iii WilHam Edwin", b. Oct. 8, 1874. 

iv Myra^, b. May 4, 1878; m. (i) Nov. 22, 1899, Charles 
D. Ladd, son of Charles and Elizabeth (Davis) 
Ladd. Child: (i) Elizabeth Agnes^*' Ladd, b. May 
9, 1900, d. Dec. 29, 1907. She m. (2) June 10, 1903, 
George D. Emerson, M.D., son of Colonel Charles 
S. and Izannah (Young) Emerson of Auburn, Me. 
He d. May 25, 1908. Child: (2) Virginia Myra" 
Emerson, b. Nov. i, 1904. 

475 Elizabeth^ Parsons (Joseph", William*', William^, Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), daughter of 
Joseph^ and Mary Jane (Cram) Parsons; b. at Kennebunkport, 
Me., Jan. 29, 1848; m. Mar. 22, 1871, at Kennebunk, Me., to 
Capt. Benjamin Smith Hatch, son of Joseph E. and Mary (Smith) 
Hatch; resided at West Newton, Mass. Mrs. Hatch d. Jan. 7, 
1901 ; Capt. Hatch d. Jan. 15, 1908. 

Children of Capt. Benjamin S. and Elizabeth® (Parsons) 

Hatch : 
i George Parsons^ Hatch, b. Nov. 24, 1873, at West 
Newton, Mass. ; m. at West Newton, Mass., Oct. 
18, 1906, Marian Dexter Hunter, daughter of Frank 
Emery and Mary Adeline (Burnett) Hunter. Re- 
sides at West Newton, Mass. 
ii Ralph Eliot^ Hatch, b. Sept. 13, 1876, at West Newton, 
Mass., graduated from Amherst College, class of 
1899; m. at West Newton, Mass., Sept. 7, 1909, 
Helen Newhall, daughter of George Warren and 
Rachel Ellen (Munroe) Newhall. Resides at West 
Newton, Mass. Children: (i) Helen Marguerite^" 
Hatch, b. June 13, 1910. (2) Virginia NewhalF" 
Hatch, b. Feb. 26, 191 2. 
iii William Smith" Hatch, b. Aug. 15, 1879, at West 
Newton, Mass., graduated from Amherst College in 



EIGHTH GENERATION 449 

1901, and Harvard Law School in 1904; m. at 
Florence, Ala., Dec. 19, 1906, Maude Meredith 
Moore, daughter of William and Emma Belle 
(Williams) Moore. Resides at Sheffield, Ala. 
Commissioned Captain of Infantry, U. S. Army, 
Aug. 15, 1917. Assigned to ^07th Ammunition 
Train, 82d Division. Served seven months as com- 
pany commander and fourteen months as regimental 
adjutant. Active service in France : Marbache 
sector. Aug. 20 to Sept. 20, 1918; St. Miliiel offen- 
sive, Sept. 12 to Sept. 16, 1918; Meuse-Argonne 
offensive, Sept. 26 to Nov. 11, 1918. Received hon- 
orable discharge May 20, 1919. Children (all born 
at Sheffield, Ala.) : (i) Dorothy^" Flatch, b. Nov. 24, 
1 90S. (2) Elizabeth Parsons^° Hatch, b. July 2, 
191 1. (3) Louise Meredith^° Hatch, b. Jan. 7, 1918. 
iv Charles Usher'-' Hatch, b. Dec. 22, 1887; m. Sept. 16, 
1919, at Wellesley, Mass., Katharine Leighton Rol- 
lins, daughter of Theodore Bigelow and Charlotte 
(Anderson) Rollins. Resides at Springfield, Mass. 
He is a graduate of Amherst College (Mass.), Class 
of 1909, and Harvard Law School, 1913. 



476 Sarah® Parsons (Joseph'^, William'', William'^ Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), daughter 
of Joseph^ and Mary Jane (Cram) Parsons, b. at Kennebunkport, 
Me., Nov. 21, 184.9; ™- George* Leighton, son of Dr. Usher 
Parsons' and Ellen (ELowser) Leighton. George® Leighton, b. 
Apr. 16, 1842, at Kenton, Ohio, where he resides, is a farmer and 
was a soldier in the Civil War in Co. G, 135th Regt., Ohio Vols. 
Sarah d. at Kenton, Ohio, July 25, 1916. 

Children of George® and Sarah® (Parsons) Leighton: 
i Anna P.° Leighton, b. Oct. 3, 1873 ; m. Sept. 25, 1909, 
Charles Wyndham of Nevv^ York City. Child: (i) 
Charles^" Wyndham, Jr., b. Mar. 25, 1916. 
ii Georgia Palmer" Leighton, b. at Kenton, Ohio, May 23, 
1876; m. Sept. 14, 1904, at Kenton, O., Charles 
Sumner Schneider, son of Rev. Wm. Frederick and 



45° THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Amanda (Esslinger) Schneider. Resides at Cleve- 
land, Ohio. Children: (i) Margery Pepperell" 
Schneider, b. Mar. 4, 1907. (2) Leighton^° 
Schneider, b. Mar. i, 1909. (3) Chas. Sumner^" 
Schneider, b. Aug. 13, 1913; d. Aug. 22, 1914. (4) 
Geo. Frederick^° Schneider, b. Sept. 2, 191 5. 
iii Grace Hunter^ Leighton, b. at Kenton, Ohio, July 22, 
1879; m. at Kenton, Ohio, May 31, 1904, John 
Henry Phillips, son of Henry A. and Emma (Field) 
Phillips. Resides in New York City. During the 
late war she served in the U. S. General Hospitals 
at Cape May, N. J., Carlisle, Pa., and Walter Reed 
Hospital, Washington, D. C. 

iv Edwin Usher^ Leighton, b. May 18, 1881 ; d. July 28, 
1889. 

V Virginia Parsons'^ Leighton, b. July 30, 1886. 



477 Anna^ Parsons (Joseph'^, William'', William-^ Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), daughter 
of Joseph^ and Mary Jane (Cram) Parsons, b. at Kennebunkport, 
Me., November 21, 1849; "^- ^t Kennebunk, Me., June 29, 1876, 
Daniel Ferdinand Read, son of Daniel and Lydia (Miller) 
Read. Resides at Lansdowne, Pa. 

Children of Daniel Ferdinand and Anna® (Parsons) Read: 

i Mary Leighton^ Read, b. Sept. 11, 1877; d. Nov. 

21, 1881. 
ii Louise Sherman^ Read, b. May 31, 1880, at Pawtucket, 

R. I.; m. Sept. 25, 1902, at Pawtucket, R. L, Rev. 

Crosswell McBee, son of Alexander and Anna B. 

(Crosswell) McBee. Resides at Lansdowne, Pa. 

Children: (i) Louise Read^" McBce, b. Apr. 17, 

1905. (2) Elizabeth Crossweir" McBee, b. Nov. i, 

1908. 
iii Alice Parsons^ Read, b. July 30, 1883 ; m. Jan. 26, 1903, 

at Pawtucket, R. L, Robt. William^ Parsons, son of 

Charles^ and Sarah Johnson (Shepley) Parsons. 

Children (see No. 486). 



EIGHTH GENERATION 45 1^ 

478 May Eddy^ Parsons (George^ William^ William^ Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph•^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph'), daughter 
of George" and Sarah EHzabeth (Eddy) Parsons, b. at Savannah, 
Ga., May i8, 1868; m. Sept. 20, 1898, at Kennebunk, Me., Edward 
Foote Dwight, son of Edward Woolsey and Ehzabeth (Foote) 
Dwight. He was born Apr. 8, 1862; d. Jan. 25, 1903. She re- 
sides at Kennebunk, Me. 

Children of Edward Foote and May Eddy® (Parsons) 
Dwight: 
i Ehzabeth Parsons^ Dwight, b. Aug. 3, 1899, at Kenne- 
bunk, Me. 
ii Theodore Woolsey^ Dwight, b. July 8, 1901, at Kenne- 
bunk, Me. 

479 Charlotte'® Parsons (George^ WiUiani'', WilHam^, Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), daughter 
of George'' and Sarah Ehzabeth (Eddy) Parsons, b. at Kenne- 
bunk, Me., Apr. 21, 1871 ; m. Sept. 30, 1897, at Kennebunk, Me., 
Charles Edward Mihnine, son of George and Emma (Goble) Mil- 
mine. They reside in New York City. 

Children of Charles Edward and Charlotte® (Parsons) 

MiLMINE : 

i George Parsons^ Milmine, b. Aug. 23, 1901, at Kenne- 
bunk, Me. 
ii Charlotte^ Milmine, b. Feb. 20, 1903. at New York City, 
iii Rose" Milmine, b. Dec. 9, 1905, at New York City. 

480 William Usher® Parsons (George^ William", William'^ 
Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph-'', Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), son 
of George^ and Sarah Elizabeth (Eddy) Parsons, b. Oct. 24, 
1873, at Kennebunk. Me.; m. at Governor's Lsland, N. Y., Sept. 
7, 1897, Katharine Corbin, daughter of Lieutenant General 
Henry Clark Corbin and Frances (Strickle) Corbin. General 
Corbin was Adjutant General of the United States Army during 
the Spanish-American War, was at one time Commanding Gen- 
eral of the Philippine Islands Division, and at the time of his 
retirement in 1906 he was the ranking officer of the United 
States Army. 



452 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Mr. Parsons was a member of the First Officers' Training 
Camp, Plattsbm-g, N. Y., May, 1917; commissioned 2d Lieut., 
Quartermaster Corps, Aug. 15, 1917, and assigned to Remount 
Division. Served with Remount stations at Camps Sherman, 
Sheridan and Sevier. Sailed for France in July, 1918. Detached 
on arrival from Remount Service and assigned to Railroad duty 
with Regulating Station, Advanced Section, S. O. S., at Is-sur- 
Tille. After the armistice, was appointed Education Officer, 
Camp Williams, Is-sur-tille. Returned from France July 5, 
1919; received honorable discharge July 10, 1919. He is a grad- 
ate from the Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University, 1895. 

Children of William Usher^ and Katharine (Corbin) 

Parsons : 
i Katharine Corbin", b. Feb. 26, 1903, at Irvington. N. Y. 
ii Edythe Abigail, b. July 5, 1906, at Ardsley-on-Hudson, 

N. Y. 
iii George", b. Jan. 20, 1908, at Ardsley-on-Hudson, N. Y. 

481 Mary Abigail* Parsons (George'', William®, William^. 
E.ev. Joseph*. Rev. Joseph', Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), 
daughter of George'^ and Sarah Elizabeth (Eddy) Parsons, b. 
May 31, 1878, at Kennebunk, Me.; m. Sept. 3, 1913, at Kenne- 
bunk, Me., John Templeman Coolidge, son of Joseph Swett 
and Mary Louisa (Coolidge) Coolidge (Mary Louisa is a daughter 
of John Templeman Coolidge). They reside at Boston, Mass., 
and Portsmouth, N. H. 

Children of John Templeman and Mary Abigail^ 
(Parsons) Coolidge: 
i Henry Parsons" Coolidge, b. Aug. 29, 1914, at Ports- 
mouth, N. H. 
ii Usher Parsons" Coolidge, b. Apr. 23, 1916, at Boston, 
Mass. 

482 Louise* Parsons (George', VVillian/', William^ Rev. 
Joseph'*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), daughter 
of George^ and Sarah Elizabeth (Eddy) Parsons, b. at New 
York City Jan. 17, 1880; m. Mar. 26, 1913, at Wassaw Lsland, 
Ga., Charles Ewing, son of Charles and Virginia (Miller) Ewing. 
They reside at Rye, N, Y. 



eighth generation 453 

Children of Charles and Louise^ (Parsons) Ewing: 
i Charles Miller^ Ewing, b. Feb. 12, 1914, at New York, 

N. Y. 
ii Joseph Parsons^ Ewing, b. July 20, 1916, at Rye, N. Y. 
iii David MaskeP Ewing, b. Mar. 20, 1918, at New York, 

N. Y. 
iv Robert Malcom'-* Ewing, b. Aug. 24, 1919, at Rye, N. Y. 



483 Charles'^ Parsons (Charles'^, William^, William^ Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), son of 
Charles^ and Sarah Johnson (Shepley) Parsons, b. at Savannah, 
Ga., Jan. 18, 1858. He graduated from Yale University in 
1878. tie m. at Hartford, Conn., June 27, 1883, Frances Louise 
Humphrey, daughter of N. Cyprian and Bessie Louise (Davis) 
Humphrey. Mr. Parsons d. Jan. 12, 1899, and Mrs. Parsons d. 
Aug. 10, 1896. 

Children of Charles^ and Frances Louise (Humphrey) 

Parsons : 

i Winifred^, b. at Yonkers, N. Y., July 26, 1884; d. 
Aug. 2^^, 1908. 

ii Charles^ b. at New York, N. Y., May 31, 1889; grad- 
ated from Yale in 19 12. He m. Apr. 6, 19 18, at 
Kansas City, Mo., Mary Curry, daughter of Francis 
Peter and Mary Catherine (Blakey) Curry. He 
served in Officers' Training Camp, Plattsburg, N. Y., 
Aug. 23 to Nov. 27, 1917. Commissioned First 
Lieutenant, Infantry, U. S. Army, Nov. 27, 1917; 
commissioned Captain, Sept. 10, 1918. Received 
honorable discharge Jan. 16, 1919. Served in 153d 
Depot Brigade, Camp Dix, N. J., throughout the 
war, 

iii Henry Humphrey'-', b. at New York, N. Y., May 15, 
1890; graduated from Yale University in 1913. In 
the World War he served from July 4, 1916, to 
Oct. 4, 1917, with the S. S. U., 5 (Section Sanitaire 
Americaine) (Ambulance Service) ; Oct. 4, 1917, 
enlisted in U. S. Army; Oct. 17, 1917, appointed 
Sergeant, ist Class; Oct. 4, 1917, to Mar. 28, 1918, 



454 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

with S. S. U., 646; Mar. 28, 1918, commissioned 
First Lieutenant, Mar. 30, to Apr. 21, 1918, with 
Pare. A; Apr. 21 to Aug. 30, 1918, with Pare. P; 
Aug. 30 to Oct. 15, 1918, with S. S. U., 525; Oct. 
15, 1918, to Feb. 10, 1919, in Hospital; Feb. 10 
to Apr. 21, 1919, with S. S. U., 525. Received hon- 
orable discharge Apr. 26, 1919. Besides many small 
engagements, he was in the following important 
engagements : Dec. 17, 1916, Verdun, French at- 
tack; Apr. 17, 1917, Aisne, French attack; Oct. 
24, 1917, Malmaison, French attack; Apr. 19, 1918, 
Somme, defensive; Sept.-Oct., 1918, Meuse-Ar- 
gonne, offensive. 



484 Edwin^ Parsons (Charles'', William^', William^, Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), son of 
Charles'^ and Sarah Johnson (Shepley) Parsons, b. at New York 
City, Dec. 12, 1864; graduated from Yale University in 1888; 
m. (i) April 20, 1892, Laura Lyon, daughter of James Lyon 
of Oswego, N. Y. She d. Apr. 6, 1893. He m. (2) Mar. 8, 
1898, at Savannah, Ga., Mary Battle Whitehead, daughter of 
George A. and Elizabeth Church (Evans) Whitehead. 

Children of Edwin^ and Mary Battle (Whitehead) 
Parsons: 

i Edwin, Jr.^, b. Apr. 3, 1899. 

ii Sarah Whitehead®, b. May 3, 1900. 

iii Elizabeth Church®, b. Apr. 12, 1901. 

iv Mar}^ Battle®, b. Nov. 22, 1903. 



485 Mary^ Parsons (Charles^ William*', William^ Rev. 
Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), daughter of 
Charles" and Sarah Johnson (Shepley) Parsons, b. at New York 
City, Mar. 28, 1867; m. Nov. 19, 1895, at New York City, Jeffer- 
son Hogan, son of Timothy and Mary Nichols (Millward) Hogan. 
He d. May 16, 1915, at Rve, N. Y. She resides at Harrison. 
N. Y. 



eighth generation 455 

Children of Jefferson and Mary^ (Parsons) Hogan : 
i Jefferson" Hogan, b. Sept. 13, 1898; d. Oct. 8, 1898. 
ii Eleanor Parsons" Hogan, b. Jan. 13, 1900; d. Mar. 9, 

1903. 
iii Arthur Parsons" Hogan, b. Sept. 2, 1902. 
iv Llewellyn Parsons" Hogan, b. July 2'j, 1908. 

486 Robert William^ Parsons (Charles', William*^, Wil- 
liam% Rev. Joseph^, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), 
son of Charles' and Sarah Johnson (Shepley) Parsons, b. at 
Kennebunk, Me., June 20, 1877; ^^- J^^- ^6' 1903> '^'^ Pawtucket, 
R. I., Alice Parsons" Read, daughter of Daniel Ferdinand and 
Anna^ (Parsons) Read. They reside at Kennebunk, Me. He 
graduated from Yale University in 1901. 

Children of Robert William^ and Alice Parsons" (Read) 

Parsons : 
i Helen R." b. May 23, 1905. 
ii Anne S.", b. June 8, 1907. 
iii Robert", b. July 2},, 1909. 
iv William", b. July 23, 1909. 

487 Ann Eliza'' Parsons (Benjamin Oilman', Joseph''', Wil- 
liam"', Rev. William*, Rev. Joseph''', Esq. Joseph'-, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. May 2, 1836, at Gilmanton, N. H. ; m. Sept. 29, 1855, 
Charles Carroll Rogers; b. at Concord, N. H., Feb. 20, 1834; 
d. at Pittsfield, N. H., July 2, 1900, son of Jacob and Hannah 
(Kelley) Rogers of Pittsfield. Jacob Rogers' ancestry is as fol- 
lows : He was a son of Silas Rogers, b. in Newberry, Mass., 1736 ; 
d. Nov. 14, 1793. His wife was Molly Flanders. Silas Rogers 
was son of Silas Rogers. His wife was Abigail. Charles C. 
Rogers m. (2) July 3, 1869, Angeline A. Towle; b. at Pittsfield, 
N. H., May 2y, 1838; daughter of Samuel and Betsey (Snell) 
Towle of Pittsfield. Mr. Rogers kept a hardware store for some 
years in Pittsfield. He was Selectman for a number of years. 

Children of Charles Carroll and Anna Eliza® (Parsons) 

Rogers : 
i Abbie E." Rogers, b. Sept., 1857, at Pittsfield ; d. there 
Feb. 28, 1892; m. W^illiam P. Ashcroft. Child: (i) 



456 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Herbert W.^° Ashcroft, b. Oct. 10, 1881, at Lynn, 
Mass.; d. Aug. 21, 1903. 
ii George Edward" Rogers, b. Mar. 9, i860, at Pittsfield, 
N. H. ; d. Jan. 14, 1902, at Concord, N. H. ; m. 
(i) Mar. 12, 1881, Georgie B. Griffin of Pittsfield, 
daughter of James and Abbie (Bennett) Griffin. He 
m. (2) Dec. 14, 1892 Rachel A. Wells of Epsom, 
N. H., daughter of Lewis and Abby (Meseroe) Wells. 
Child: (i) Charles C.^" Rogers, b. at Pittsfield, 
N. H., Sept. 22, 1888. 

488 Mary Frances® Parsons (Benjamin Gilman^, Joseph^, 
William^ Rev. William^, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Oct. 25, 1842, at Gilmanton, N. H. ; m. Dec. 12, 
1855, James George Jenkins, son of George and Sally (Nutter) 
Jenkins. 

Children of James George and Mary Frances^ (Parsons) 

Jenkins: 
i George Benjamin" Jenkins, b. Mar. 2, 1867, at Lynn, 

Mass. ; lives at Barnstead. 
ii Arthur F." Jenkins, b. Jan. 19, 1871, at Lynn, Mass. 

489 Frank Lewis^ Parsons (Joseph^ Joseph*^, John^, Rev. 
William'*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 
23, 1865; m. (i) at Lynn, Mass., Aug. 31, 1889, Jennie M. 
Scales; b. at Manchester, England, Nov. 26, 1865; d. at Lynn, 
Oct. 24, 1907; daughter of Andrew and Rebecca (Elliott( Scales. 
He m. (2) at Lynn, Apr. 8, 191 1, Mrs. Carrie B. (Phinney) 
Winslow ; b. at Orange, Mass., Oct. 28, 1864; daughter of 

and Irene (Towne) Winslow. He resided several years at Lynn, 
but now (1915) at Northwood, N. H. He is a shoemaker and 
farmer. 

Children of Frank Lewis^ and Jennie M. (Scales) 

Parsons, 

all born at Lynn, Mass. : 

i Earl Gilbert", b. Mar. 10, 1893. 
ii Roland", b. ; d. in infancy. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 457 

iii Howard W.°, b. at Lynn, Mass., Aug. 15, 1897; m. 
Sept. 24, 19 14, Ethel I. Richardson ; b. Mar. 2.'], 1896, 
at Northwood, N. H. ; daughter of Arthur J. and 
Mandena E. (Avery) Richardson. Child: (i) Anna 
M.", b. Jan. 27, 1916, at Northwood, N. H. 

iv Lewis A.'', b. Sept. 16, 1898. 

V Mildred Victoria'', b. Aug-. 11, 1900. 

490 Joseph Alfred® Parsons (Joseph'^, Joseph^, John^, Rev. 
William*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 

2, 1867; m. July 31, 1887, Carrie M. Pierce; b. at Haverhill, 
Mass., May i, 1865. They live at Lynn, Mass., v/here he works 
in an electric plant. 

Children of Joseph Alfred® and Carrie (Pierce) Parsons, 
all born in Lynn, Mass. : 
i Cora-May^, b. Dec. 9, 1888; m. Sept. 22, 1915, Charles 
Leon Cowles of Lynn, Mass. ; living at Glen Olden, 
Pa. 
ii Alfred Lewis^, b. Sept. 26, 1891. 
iii Ralph Arthur^, b. Aug. 27, 1894. 
iv Joseph Sheldon^, b. Mar. 17, 1905. 

491 Addie Frances® Parsons (Joseph^ Joseph*', John'^, Rev. 
William*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^, b. Feb. 

3, 1870; m. George Willis Kimball, and resides at Cliftondale, 
Mass. 

Children of George Willis and Addie® (Parsons) Kimball: 
i Lester Willis^ Kimball, b. Apr. , 1892. 
ii Mildred^ Kimball, b. ; m. Roy Hatch. Child: 

(i) Charles RusselP° Llatch, b. Nov. 4, 1914. 
iii Ethel Amanda^ Kimball, 
iv Charles^ Kimball. 

V Esther^ Kimball. 

492 Usher S.® Parsons (George W.'^, SamueP, Ebenezer^', 
Rev. William*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
Apr. 20, 1866, at Gilmanton, N. H. ; m. Dec. 24, 1888, Addie M. 



458 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Hill; b. Feb. 17, 1866; daughter of Charles W. and Lydia 
A. (Berry) Hill of Gilmanton. He lives on the farm at Lower 
Gilmanton, which was first settled by his ancestor, Rev. William* 
Parsons. 

Children of Usher S.^ and Addie M. (Hill) Parsons, 
all born at Gilmanton, N. H. : 
i Flora Henrietta^, b. June 12, 1889; m. Apr. 25, 1916, 

Harold C. Hall. 
ii Zella Austress^, b. June 5, 1892. 
iii Albert HilP, b. May 8, 1894. 
iv Hazel Emily'', b. Nov. 28, 1898. 

497 John Henry^ Parsons (SamueF, Amos Seavey'', 
Joseph^, Rev. Samuel*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. at Rye, N. FL, Apr. 2, 1826; d. Feb. 21, 1906; m. 
(i) at Salem, Mass., Nov. 19, 1856, Caroline Frances 
Stanley; b. Nov. 19, 1829, at West Barnstable, Mass.; daughter 
of Abraham and Thankful (Fish) Stanley of Salem, Mass. She 
d. Aug. T, 1874. He m. (2) Angeline PVost; b. May 11, 1850, 
at Perry, Me.; daughter of Aaron and Mary (Stanley) Frost 
of Perry. 

Children of John Henry^ and Caroline Frances (Stanley) 

Parsons, 
all born at Salem, Mass. : 
i Elizabeth Stanley^, b. Sept. i, 1857; d. May 5, 1862. 
ii Carrie Leslie^, b. Aug. 17, 1861 ; m. Bertram Osgood 

of Salem, 
iii Henry^, b. July 9, 1864; d. Aug. 4, 1864. 
iv Helen CHfton^, b. Apr. 23, 1870; m. Alfred T. Rayner 
of Salem. 

Children of John Henry^ and Angeline (Frost) Parsons: 
V Florence Josephine", b. Apr. 24, 1877; m. Sept. 2, 1912, 

William H. Stanhope of Lubec, Me. 
vi Henry Philbrook", b. July 6, 1879; m. Sept. 20, 1903, 

Ethel S. Waldron of Salem, 
vii Gladys Stanley^, b. Mar. 11, 1890; m. Jan. 8, 19 13, 
Frank H. Appleton of Beverly, Mass. Child: (i) 
Philip Hooker^" Appleton, b. Dec. 24, 1915. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 459 

498 Martha Ann'' Parsons (Samuel", Col. Amos Seavey", 
Joseph^, Rev. Samuel', Rev. Joseph', Esq. Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Nov. 28, 1827, at Rye. N. H. ; m. Mar. 7, 1852, 
at Portsmouth, N. H., Albert Fernald; b. June 10, 1830; son 
of William D. and Mehitable (Odiorn) Fernald. 

Children of Albert and Martha Ann^ (Parsons) Fernald: 
i Albert C.^ Fernald, b. Apr. 26, 1854, at Jose Vail, Cala- 
veras County, Cal. 

ii Lottie Abby^ Fernald, b. Feb. 19, 1856, at Portsmouth, 
N. H. ; d. Nov. 19, 1856. 

iii Carrie Auguste® Fernald, b. Feb. 19, 1856, at Ports- 
mouth; d. Aug. 25, 1856. 

iv Freddie M.® Fernald, b. Nov. 24, 1858, at Boston 
Station, Ky. ; d. July 21, i860, at Boston Station. 

V Mattie E.'' Fernald. b. June 25, 1864, at Portsmouth. 

vi Agnes May** Fernald, b. May 29, 1868. 

499 William Dexter^ Parsons (SamueF, Col. Amos 
Seavey'^, Joseph^, Rev. Samuel*, Rev. Joseph", Esq. Joseph-, 
Cornet Joseph^, b. Mar. 23, 1838, at Portsmouth, N. H. ; m. 
Dec. 2-]^ 1858. at Salem, Mass., Eliza Tredwell Newhall ; b. July 
19, 1840; daughter of Gorham and Rebecca (Horton) Newhall. 
He enlisted, at Salem, Aug. 12, 1862, in Co. H, 23d Regt., Mass. 
Vols.; was taken prisoner at battle of Drury's Bluff, May 16, 
1864; d. at Andersonville Prison, June, 1864. She d. Feb. 8, 
l88o, at Salem, Mass. 

Children of William Dexter^ and Eliza Tredwell 
(Newhall) Parsons: 
i Emma Alice^. b. July 25, 1859, at Salem, Mass. ; m. 
Benjamin B. Ropes, of Salem. He d. Mar. 25, 1910. 
Children (all b. at Salem, Mass.): (i) Leslie P." 
Ropes, b. Apr. 19, 1886. (2) Alma T." Ropes, b. 
Feb. 27, 1888. (3) Arthur N.^° Ropes, b. Aug. 25, 
1890. (4) Helen W^" Ropes, b. Jan. 20, 1895 ; d. 
Nov. 7, 1906. 
ii W'illiam Henry^, b. Nov. 12, i860, at Salem, Mass. , 
m. Alvira T. Gray of Gloucester, Mass., Jan. 18, 
1881. They reside at Salem, Mass. Child: (i) 



460 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Clayton Gray^'', b. June 26, 1882 in Salem, Mass. 
(not married). 



500 Abel Homer^ Parsons (Ralphs JoeP, JoeP, Moses*, 
Lieut. John^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph'), b. Jan. 26, 1841, 
at Easthampton, Mass.; m. Jan. 2, 1867, Vienna I. Grant; b. 
Apr. 24, 1852, at Ellsworth, Me. He resided at Montgomery. 
Hampden County, Mass.; removed to California in 1874; later 
returned to Massachusetts and d. about 1892 at Holyoke. 

Children of Abel Homer^ and Vienna I. (Grant) Parsons: 

646 i Leonard Louis'*, b. Sept. 28, 1867; m. (i) Juha Ann 

English; m. (2) Maude Susan Daley. 

647 ii Ralph AbeP, b. Jan. 10, 1873; m. Plora Belle Bolyard. 

648 iii Edna Frances'', b. Sept. 2, 1875 ; m. Berry Evans. 



501 Ralph Lewis® Parsons (Ralph", JoeF, JoeF, Moses'*, 
Lieut. John^ Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph*), b. Dec. 21, 1851, 
at Holyoke, Mass. ; m. Nettie Scott of Leicester, Mass. He is a 
mason by occupation and resides at No. 3 Nixon St., Worcester, 
Mass. 

Children of Ralph Lewis® and Nettie (Scott) Parsons: 





MabeP. 


ii 


Frank". 


iii 


Silva''. 


iv 


Harold'' 


V 


Arthur" 


vi 


Inez". 



From a history of Easthampton, Mass., by Payson W. Lyman 
(1866) we get this information as to the Janes family: 

William Janes, a native of Cambridge, England, came from 
Essex, England, to New Haven, Conn., probably about 1638, 
and in 1654-5 was one of the early settlers of Northampton, 
Mass. His son Benjamin settled in Easthampton about 1700. 
The old "Janes-Parsons" house in Easthampton was probably 
erected by a son of Benjamin, and the father of Obediah Janes, 



EIGHTH GENERATION 46 1 

who was a school teacher, and of EHsha Janes, who had three 
daughters: Sarah, who married AsaheP Parsons (vol. i, p. 157) ; 
Rachel, who married JoeP Parsons, and Mercy, who married 
Capt. Thaddeus*^ Parsons (see pages 114-115). The first school 
in Easthampton was kept by Obediah Janes in the front room 
at the left of the front door of the old house. It was later 
occupied by Capt. Thaddeus*^ Parsons, and many of his descend- 
ants were born in it, and it continued in the Parsons family 
until it was torn down. 

502 Thaddeus Edwin^ Parsons (Elisha", Thaddeus'', JoeP, 
Moses*, Lieut. John'', Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 4, 
1849, at Easthampton, Mass.; m. Oct. 18, 1871, Clara Georgiana 
Poist of Williamsburg, Mass., b. Apr. 2, 1853, daughter of George 
and Mary (Nichols) Poist. (Mr. Poist came from Harrisburg, 
Pa., of Dutch parentage.) Thaddeus Edwin® is a farmer and 
cider manufacturer. He erected a new house on the original "old 
place" site, where he resided until his death, Dec. 5, 1917, of 
chronic valvular heart trouble. 

Children of Thaddeus Edwin^ and Clara (Poist) Parsons, 

all born at Easthampton, Mass. : 

i Myron Janes^, b. Aug. 13, 1873; m. July 4, 1896, 

Margaret Maria Ewing of Easthampton, daughter of 

Samuel and Mary Jane (Craw^ford) Ewing. He is 

a printer, having a business of his own near his 

father's home. Children: (i) Marion Elizabeth^", 

b. Feb. 21, 1898. (2) Ruth Helen^^ b. Nov. 11, 

1900. 

ii Raymond Thaddeus^, b. June 14 1875; m. Oct. 21, 

1903, Caroline Gertrude Taylor of Easthampton, 

daughter of Samuel and Gertrude (Ward) Taylor. 

He is a carpenter and contractor and lives next to 

his father's home in a house he built. Children: (i) 

Ernest Taylor", b. Jan. 28, 1905. (2) Gertrude 

Ward^*^, b. Apr. 21, 1906. (3) Raymond Essing- 

ton", b. Aug. 25, 1909. 

iii Robert George", b. Feb. 24, 1877 ; m. June 27, 1899, 

Sarah Eliza Gilbert of Southington, Conn. ; adopted 

daughter of Fred. Norton. Pie is a tool maker ; in 



462 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

the employ of Peck, Stow & \\^ilcox Co., for the 
past thirteen years. Children: (i) Bessie Gertrude^", 
b. June II, 1900. (2) Clara HazeP", b. June i, 
1903- (3) Robert Lauren^°, b. June 30, 1910. 

iv Wilber Alfred^, b. July 30, 1882; m. Harriet Emmons, 
daughter of John H. and Melitta (Green) Benson 
of Northampton, Mass. He is an electrician in 
Hartford, Conn., having started in business for him- 
self about two years ago. Child: (i) Chester Mer- 
rill", b. Mar. 28, 1915. 

V Mabel Florence", b. Oct. 3. 1884. She was for five 
years a teacher of commercial subjects in the High 
School and Business College. For two years at 
Jamestown, N. Y., High School, and one year at 
Huntsinger's Business College, at Hartford, Conn. 
For the past two years she has been stenographer and 
dictaphone operator for the Millers Falls Co., of Mil- 
lers Falls, Mass. She m. at Easthampton, Mass., 
Nov. II, 1916, William Monroe Stebbins. Child: 
Clare Elizabeth^" Stebbins, b. Sept. 4, 1918. 

vi Edith Mary^, b. July i, 1886; graduated from High 
School with honors ; m. June 30, 1908, George 
William Bailey, a graduate of Williston Seminary, 
and for three years a student at Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology, Boston ; son of late Byron E. 
Bailey (a merchant on Winter St., Boston) and Amy 
A. !^ailey, who resides in Somerville, Mass. Mr. 
and Mrs. Geo. Wm. Bailey now reside in New York 
City. He is estimator for Levering & Garrigues 
of New York City. Children: (i) Sherburn Byron^° 
Bailey, b. Dec. 2, 1909. (2) George William^" 
Bailey, Jr., b. July 16, 19 16. 

vii Ralph Nichols^ b. Sept. 6, 1888; d. Aug. 4. 1889. 
viii Arthur Jenkins", b. Aug. 6, 1894; d. Nov. 20, 1894. 

ix Thaddeus Edwin", b. Apr. 18, 1898; enlisted Apr. 15. 
1918, at Northampton, Mass.; joined ist Replace- 
ment Engineers at Washington Barracks, Washing- 
ton, D. C. ; taken sick with spinal meningitis. May 3, 
and sent to Walter Reed Hospital ; left hospital July 
10; furlough of two months ; returned to Washing- 



EIGHTH GENERATION 4^3 

ton ; given postoffice duty ; sent to France, Oct., 1918 ; 
saw no action ; stationed at Angers ; returned to 
United States as ist class private, and was discharged 
at Camp Dix, N. J., Mar. 7, 1919. 

503 Alpheus Watson^ Parsons (Lysander Watson'^, 
Senah^, JoeP, Moses*, Lieut. John'^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. July 24, 1841, at Easthampton, Mass.; d. Jan. 24, 1916, at 
Easthampton; m. Oct. 28, 1864, Annie Marie Peters; b. at Lee, 
Mass., Mar. 17, 1843. He was a soldier in the Civil War, in the 
37th Regt., Mass. Vols. 

Children of Alpheus Watson* and Annie Marie (Peters) 

Parsons : 
i Albert Watson^, b. Jan. 23, 1866, at Easthampton, 

Mass.; m. Feb., 1916. 
ii Frederick Lyman", b. Aug. 18, 1869, at Windsor Locks, 
Conn. ; m. at Middletown, Conn., Lucy Scranton. 
He d. Jan. 13, 1898, at Middletown. Child: (i) 
Hugh Watson^", b. at Middletown, Conn., Sept. 21, 
1897; now living at Binghamton, N. Y. 



504 Lorenzo Strong* Parsons (Lysander Watson'^, Senah", 
JoeP, Moses*, Lieut. John^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
Aug. 27, 1848; d. Apr. 28, 1909; m. Oct. 9, 1871, Margaret 
Henry; b. May 31, 1852, in Scotland. 

Children of Lorenzo Strong* and Margaret (Henry) 

Parsons : 
i George Henry^, b. Oct. 2y, 1872; m. Oct. 16, 1901, 
Lucy North, daughter of Isaac and Emily (Lawton) 
North. (Emily Lawton b. Mar. i, 1848, in Eng- 
land.) Children: (i) Grace Lawton'", b. Sept. 17, 
1902, at Northampton, Mass.; d. Dec. 22, 1916, at 
Northampton, Mass. (2) Mildred May^", b. May 
10, 1905. 
ii Ella Cordelia'', b. July 24, 1874; m. Oct. 9, 1900, Loren 
Gould, son of John A. (b. Oct. 17, 1849) and Julia 
Jennette (Smith) Gould, b. Mar. 11, 1852. Children: 



464 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

(i) Ralph Parsons^° Gould, b. Jan. i, 1905. (2) 
Rachel Wilcox^" Gould, b. July 29, 1908. 
iii Eva Strong^, b. Mar. 21, 1879, ^t Easthampton, Mass.; 
d. there Aug. 17, 1897. 

505 Francis Emerson^ Parsons (Lysander Watson'^, Senah®, 
JoeP, Moses*, Lieut. John"^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at 
Easthampton, Mass., May 18, 1852; m. Nov. 28, 1874, Ellen 
Fidelia Burnham; b. Jan. 28. 1852, at East Berlin, Conn.; 
daughter of Edwin H. and Ann Eliza Burnham. 

Children of Francis Emerson® and Ellen Fidelia 
(Bltrnham) Parsons: 
i Alice Leora^, b. Apr. 17, 1876; m. Sept. 4, 1901, at 
Windsor, Conn., Francis M. Charter of Ellington, 
Conn.; son of Aaron Charter. Children: (i) 
Edward Francis^" Charter, b. Dec. 9, 1904. (2) 
Ruth Burnham^" Charter, b. Dec. 21, 1908. 
ii Clarence Edward^, b. Jan. 6, 1878; m. Sept. 4, 1901 ; 

Ida L. Coe of Windsor, Conn. ; no children, 
iii Rachel Strong'-^, b. Nov. 20, 1879; d. June 26, 1881. 
iv Emma Louise^, b. Apr. 18, 1884; m. July 25, 1912, Reo 

Irving L. Smith of East Norwalk, Conn, 
v Frank Emerson^, b. Jan. 2, 1887; d. Sept. 2y, 1892. 

506 Sarah Catilena^ Parsons (AnselnV, Seth**, Moses^, 
Moses*, Lieut. John^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. ; 
m. Jan. 13, 1842, Col. Ira Hayden Allen of Irasburg, Vt. She 
d. in Irasburg, Feb. 29, 1844, and he m. her sister, Frances Eliza^ 
Parsons, July 8, 1848, and she d. at Irasburg, Mar. i, 1867. 

Children of Col. Ira Hayden and Sarah Catilena^ 
(Parsons) Allen: 
i Ira Hayden" Allen, b. Dec. 14, 1842; d. at Norwich, 

Vt., while a student at Norwich University, 
ii Charles Parsons'' Allen, b. Feb. 16, 1844; d. May 30, 
1877; m. Feb. i, 1876, Lizzie Pulsifer of Peoria, 111. 
She d. Aug. 4. 1877. He was educated at the 
Academy in Barton, Vt., and Norwich University; 



EIGHTH GENERATION 4^5 

later studied law at Albany and was admitted to the 
Bar. Child: (i) Lizzie Pulsifer^" Allen, b. Jan. 31, 
1877; d. at Derby, Vt., Feb., 1899. 

Children of Col. Ira Hayden and Frances Eliza^ 
(Parsons) Allen: 

iii Mary Parsons^ Allen, b. Aug. 17, 1849; d. Aug. 29, 
1849. 

iv Sarah Maria^ Allen, b. Oct., 1850; was educated at 
Miss Willard's Seminary at Troy, N. Y. ; resides in 
Brookline, Mass. 

V May Frances^ Allen, b. July 31. 1854; d. May 17, 1873, 
at Troy, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 2, 1872, Sydney W. Beau- 
clerk of Lexington, Ky. She was educated at Miss 
Willard's Seminary at Troy, N. Y. Child: (i) May 
Frances^" Beauclerk, b. May 10, 1873; m. (i) May 
20, 1895, William O. Stetson of Newport, Vt. 
Children: i, Allen" Stetson, b. June 24, 1896. 2, 
Harold Wentworth" Stetson, b. May 28, 1899. She 
m. (2) Dec. 23, 1905, Eben W. Gaynor of Boston, 
Mass. Child: (i) Charles Beauclerk^^ Gaynor, b. 
Apr. 3, 1907; resides at Brookline, Mass. 

507 Mary W.^ Parsons (Anselm^ Seth^ Moses^ Moses*, 
Lieut. John^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. ; d. at 
Minneapolis, Minn., June, 191 1 ; m. Heman W. Royce, a lawyer 
of Highgate, Vt. 

Children of Heman W. and Mary W.^ (Parsons) Royce: 
649 i Harriet Frances^ Royce, b. Oct. 10, 1855 ; m. John 
Custis Stranahan. 

ii Ira Allen^ Royce, b. at Highgate, Vt., in 1858. 

iii Roland Cabot^ Royce, b. at St. Albans, Vt., in 1863. 

508 Mary Patterson^ Parsons (Nathan Brown', Spencer", 
Oliver^ Joseph*, Lieut. John"', Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
Jan. 23, 1858, at Monte Qiristo, Cal. ; m. July 9, 1879, at Kins- 
man, Ohio, James Mossman Gillis ; b. July 27, 1855, at Kinsman, 
Ohio; son of William and Sarah (Parker) Gillis. They now 
(1915) reside at Kinsman, Ohio. 



466 the parsons family 

Children of James Mossman and Mary Patterson^ 
(Parsons) Gillis: 
i Frances M.^ Gillis, b. Feb. 19, 1884, at Kinsman, Ohio. 

ii Harriet PearP Gillis, b. July i, 1886, at Hay Springs, 
Neb. ; a graduate of Lakeside Hospital and Train- 
ing School for Nurses, Cleveland, Ohio, and a 
member of Lakeside Unit Base Hospital, No. 4, 
A. E. F. The Unit sailed for France, May 8, 
1917, and theirs was the first U. S. Red Cross 
hospital to be established there. They were located 
at Rouen, and Miss Gillis was in active service until 
the following spring, when it was thought best for 
her to return to the U. S. on account of throat 
trouble; since being discharged from service, she 
has been engaged in private nursing at Cleveland. 

iii Rufus Nathan^ Gillis, b. Mar. 4, 1889, at Linden, Cal. ; 
d. Nov. 8, 19 1 3, at Brownsville, Pa. 

iv L. Blanche" Gillis, b. Aug. 3, 1891, at Linden, Cal. 

509 Herbert Nathan^ Parsons (Nathan Brown^, Spencer'', 
Oliver^, Joseph*, Lieut. John^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
June 10, 1870, near Truckee, Cal.; d. Aug. 14, 1901, at Morenci, 
Ariz. ; m. Mar. 13, 1894, at Topeka, Kans., Josephine Johnston 
of Ireland. 

Children of Herbert Nathan^ and Josephine (Johnston) 

Parsons : 
i Herbert Eugene®, b. Aug. 22, 1896, at El Paso, Tex. ; 

d. Dec, 1913, at Oklahoma City, Okla. 
ii Clarence CeciP, b. Dec. 16, 1898, at El Paso, Tex. 

510 Gertrude K.^ Woodford (Nancy Jane^ Parsons, Spencer"', 
Oliver^, Joseph^, Lieut. John^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Feb. 27, 1863. at Baraboo, Wis.; m. May i, 1886, George A. 
Bushnell ; b. Apr. 20, 1861, at Johnston, Ohio. 

Children of George A. and Gertrude^ (Woodford) 
Bushnell: 
i Almon W." Bushnell, b. Aug. 9, 1890, at Johnston, 
Ohio. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 4^7 

ii Kenneth S.'' Bushnell, b. Nov. 14, 1894, at Johnston, 

Ohio; d. Feb. 28, 1899, at Strafford, Vt. 
iii Frances L.^ Bushnell, b. Nov. 3, 1896, at Johnston, Ohio, 
iv Marshall E.^ Bushnell, b. Sept. 7, 1898, at Strafford, Vt. 
V /Mice M.^ Bushnell, b. June i, 1903, at Strafford, Vt. 



511 Maude Holton^ Parsons (Jay F.'^, Spencer®, Oliver^, 
Joseph*, Lieut. John\ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 
28. 1876, at Nevada City. Cal. She graduated at the Nevada City 
High School and was a teacher before her marriage. Feb. 8, 1903, 
to William Thomas Waldron ; b. Dec. 9, 1877, at Lake City, 
Cal.; son of William Thomas and Dehlia (Freeheley) Waldron. 
Fie is superintendent of a mine at Allegheny, Cal. 

Children of William Thomas and Maude Holton^ 
(Parsons) Waldron: 
i Harold Taber^ Waldron, b. May 9, 1904, at Lake City, 

Cal. 
ii Helena Lenora^ Waldron, b. Dec. 12, 1905, at Lake City, 

Cal. 
iii William Francis^ Waldron, b. June 17, 1908, at Grass 
Valley, Cal. 



512 Florence^ Case (Sarah' Parsons, Spencer®, Oliver^ 
Joseph*, Lieut. John^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 29, 
1855, at Hartford, Ohio; d. Sept. 9, 1898, at Kinsman, Ohio; m. 
June 17, 1875, at Kinsman, Ohio, Edward N. Howell; b. Aug. 
22, 1846, at Nelson, Ohio. He d. at Greenville, Pa., Oct. 26, 
1905 ; buried at Kinsman, Ohio. 

Children of Edward N. and Florence® (Case) Howell: 
i H. Leroy^ Howell, b. Dec. 12, 1878; m. in 1909. Eva 
Miles of Flint, Mich. Child: (i) Flora Louise''^ 
Howell; b. June 10, 1912. 
ii Anna Louise" Howell, b. July 9, 1880. 
iii Ernest Edward** Howell, b. July 2^, ; m. Oct. 9, 

1906, Mary B. Storier. 
iv Pera Elizabeth" Flowell, b. June 25, 1888; d. Feb., 1889. 



468 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

513 LiLLA L.^ Case (Sarah'^ Parsons, Spencer^, Oliver^, 
Joseph*, Lieut. John^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^, b. Oct. 28, 
1859, at Kinsman, Ohio; d. Apr. 26, 1894, at Kinsman, Ohio; 
m. Apr. 7, 1880, at Kinsman, Ohio, George W. Baker. 

Children of George W. and Lilla L.^ (Case) Baker: 
i Mamie^ Baker, b. May 25, 1881 ; d. Sept., 1881. 

ii CharHe^ Baker, b. Jan. 25, 1883; d. Jan., 1885. 

iii Nina Marie^ Baker, b. July 8, 1885; m. Henry G. 
Giddings, Oct. 28, 1908, at Warren, Ohio ; son of 
Albert Giddings. Children: (i) Evelyn Virginia^" 
Giddings, b. Aug. 19, 191 1, at Kinsman, Ohio. (2) 
Albert Baker^" Giddings, b. Aug. 11, 1915, at Vernon, 
Ohio. 

iv Florence May^ Baker, b. May 25, 1887; m. (i) Sept. 
5, 1905, Harry W. Howe. Child: (i) Mary Mel- 
vina" Howe, b. July i, 1906. He d. She m. (2) 
Howard S. Simpkins. 

V Harry J.^ Baker, b. July 31, 1889; m. Aug. 19, 1914, 
Ehza M. Geer. 

vi Hiram Sylvester^ Baker, b. Mar. 4, 1894; m. June 26, 
1914, Gladys Simpson. Child: (i) Donald Leslie^" 
Baker, b. Mar. 25, 1915. 

514 Frank L.® Joy (Heni-y Livingston'', Jerusha® Parsons, 
Rev. Solomon^, Lieut. Benjamin*, Capt. Ebenezer^, Esq. Joseph^, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. ; m. Ada Watkins. She d. at Chicago, 
111., Oct., 1917. He is in the insurance business at Chicago, 111. 

Children of Frank L.^ and Ada (Watkins) Joy: 
i Harriet^ Joyi rn- Ed. Schneidenhelm. Children: (i) 

Joy^^ Schneidenhelm. (2) • (3) 

ii Katherine^ Joy; m. David Colbert of Chicago, 111. 
iii Harold^ Joy. 

515 Arthur C.® Joy (Henry Livingston^, Jerusha® Parsons, 
Rev. Solomon'^, Benjamin*, Capt. Ebenezer^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. at Gravesville, Herkimer County, N. Y., Jan. 3, 1853; 
m. Ovilla E. Getman ; b. at Columbia, Herkimer County, N. Y., 
Feb. 3, 1852. 



eighth generation 4^9 

Children of Arthur C.^ and Ovilla E. (Getman) Joy: 

i Will C." Joy, b. at Mohawk, N. Y., July 22, 1875 ; m. 

Jennette Baker of Ilion, N. Y. 
ii Carl G.^ Joy, b. at Mohawk, N. Y., July 17, 1885; m. 

at States ville, N. C, May Starette. 
iii Harris F.^ Joy, b. at Chattanooga, Tenn., Apr. 16, 1889; 

m. at White Plains, N. Y., Isabell Russe. 

516 Rev. Eugene H.^ Joy_, D.D. (Henry Livingston^, 
Jerusha® Parsons, Rev. Solomon^, Lieut. Benjamin*, Capt. 
Ebenezer^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. ; in. Mary 
Shepherd. Is District Superintendent, New York Conference of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, and resides at Malone, N. Y. 

Children of Eugene H.^ and Mary (Shepherd) Joy: 

i Jason^ Joy, b. ; m. in 1913. Janette Stevens. He 

is now (1918) Capt. in U. S. Reserve. Child: (i) 
Margaret^° Joy, b. , 1914. 

ii Augusta® Joy. 

iii Eugene® Joy. 

iv Elizabeth® Joy. 

517 Dr. Milton R.® Joy, M.D. (Henry Livingston", Jerusha^ 
Parsons, Rev. Solomon"', Lieut. Benjamin*, Capt. Ebenezer^, Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. , 1861 ; m. in 1886, Neta 
James, b. in 1865; daughter of Theodore and Sarah (Under- 
wood) James of Utica, N. Y. He graduated at Long Island 
College Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1884, and is a physician at 
Cazenovia, N. Y. 

Children of Milton R.^ and Neta (James) Joy: 

i Gene vie va® Joy, b. , 1890. She graduated at 

Syracuse University in 1912; was a student of music 
at Paris, 1912-14. 

ii Harold® Joy, M.D., b. , 1892, graduated at Syra- 

cuse University in 1915, and Syracuse Medical Col- 
lege in 19 1 7. Is in Post Graduate Hospital, New 
York City, and enrolled in U. S. Medical Reserve. 



47° THE PARSONS FAMILY 

518 Louis Fowler^ Joy (Henry Livingston'^, Jerusha^ Par- 
sons, Rev. Solomon^, Lieut. Benjamin*, Capt. Ebenezer^, Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Ilion, N. Y., Aug. 26, 1871 ; m. 
Dec. 30, 1897, Eva J. Drake, daughter of Theodore A. and Ehza 
(Henderson) Drake of Brooklyn, N. Y. He was educated at 
the High School at Ilion, N. Y., and the Syracuse University, 
A.B. He was a member of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity and re- 
ceived the degree of M.D. from the Long Island College Hospital 
in 1897, and that year settled in Fulton, N. Y., where he has since 
practiced his profession. He was for several years a member of 
the Fulton Board of Education. Was one of the founders and 
directors of the Lee Memorial Hospital and its physician and 
surgeon. He is a member of the Fulton Academy of Medicine, 
New York State Medical Society and American Medical Asso- 
ciation, a member of the Masonic Order and Independent Order 
of Odd Fellows, the Fulton Citizens Club and the University 
Club of Syracuse, N. Y. 

Child of Dr. Louis Fowler^ and Eva J. (Drake) Joy: 
i Jane Louise^ Joy, b. Apr. 23, 1914. 

(Record on p. 329, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Mary Lucretia^ Grinnell (Mary' Morton, Lucretia*^ Par- 
sons, Rev. Justin'', Benjamin*, Capt. Ebenezer'^, Esq. Joseph^, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. June 23, 1858. She m. Jan. 23, 1883, at 
Bradford, England, Edward H. Landon, son of Charles and 
Susan Landon. He is a lawyer, doing business in the City of 
New York, and during the late war the family were living at 
Paris, France, serving under the Red Cross in hospital work, 
including Mr. Landon, for more than two years. On Good 
Friday, Mar. 29, 1918, Mrs. Landon and her two daughters, 
Ruth and Mrs. Lucy Speed, were in St. Gervaise Church, Paris, 
and were all killed by the explosion of a bomb from the long 
distance Prussian gun. 

Children of Edward FI. and Mary Lucretia^ (Grinnell) 

Landon, 
all born in New York City : 
i Lucy^ Landon. b. Feb. 15, 1884; d. Mar. 29, 1918, at 
Paris, France (as stated above) ; m. June 7, 1917, 



EIGHTH GENERATION 47 I 

at Paris, France, Capt. Ralph H. Speed of the 

B. E. F., British Army, 
ii Harold Morton^ Landon, b. Dec. lo, 1887; was ist 

Lieut. Adjutant, ist Bat., 369th Regt., A. E. F., in 

late war. 
iii Ruth^ Landon, b. Nov. 7, 1888, d. at Paris, France, 

Mar. 29, 1918 (as above stated), 
iv William GrimielP Landon, b. June 26, 1892. He served 

in the Royal Flying Force in the late war. 

519 William Ives^ Washburn (John Henry", Harriet'' 
Parsons, Rev. David% Rev. David*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph^, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. at Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 30, 1854; edu- 
cated at Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., Class of 1872 ; 
Amherst College, Class of 1876, A.B. ; 1878, A.M. ; was a mem- 
ber of the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity and Phi Beta Kappa 
Society. Columbia University, N. Y., Law School, LL.B., 1878. 
Since 1878 he has engaged in general law practice, but special- 
izing in Corporation, Insurance and Religious Corporation Law ; 
is a trustee and treasurer of Broadway Tabernacle Society (Con- 
gregational Church j ; trustee of Hartford Theological Seminary, 
Conn., and a director of several business corporations and benevo- 
lent societies. He is a member of Association of the Bar of the 
City of New York, New England Society, Sons of the Revolution, 
Society of Colonial W'ars, Society of Descendants of Colonial 
Governors, Military Order of Foreign Wars and of the Century, 
Lotus, Bankers, Alpha Delta Phi, Adirondack League and Con- 
gregational clubs. He was Judge Advocate, with rank of Major, 
from 1899 to 191 2, in Judge Advocate General's Department, 
New York State, and a member of District Board for the City 
of New York, 19 17, in connection with the conscription of the 
National Army. He m. Nov. 15, 1883, at New York City, Carrie 
W. Fisher; b. Dec. 18, 1857, at New York City; daughter of 
Nathaniel and Mary A. (\A''oodruff) Fisher of New York City. 

Children of William Ives^ and Carrie W^ (Fisher) 
Washburn : 
i Grace Ives^ W^ashburn, b. Sept. 13, 1884, at New York 
City; d. Jan. 28, 1918; m. Jan. 7, 191 1, Bernard 
Henry Pelzer at New York City. Children: (i) 



472 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Grace Washburn^" Pelzer, b. June 3, 1912; New 
York City. (2) Bernard Henry^° Pelzer, b. Dec. 
4, 1913, at South Orange, N. J. 

ii William Ives^ Washburn, Jr., b. May 24, 1887, at New 
York City; m. June 16, 1910, Elizabeth T. Crane, at 
Westfield, Mass. Child: (i) John Henry" Wash- 
burn, b. May 20, 191 1, at New York City. 

iii Nathalie Fisher^ Washburn, b. May 27, 1895 ; d. Dec. 
17, 1895. 

520 Fred Eugene^ Parsons (Elijah Dwight^, Budd^, Maj. 
Nathan^ Nathan*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. , 1858, at Oconomowoc, Wis.; m. (i) Jennie R. Miller, 
of Oconomowoc, Wis. He m. (2) Alice G. Millspaugh of Sioux 
City, la. 

Children of Fred Eugene^ and Jennie R. (Miller) Parsons: 
i Jennie^, 
ii Louise^. 

Child of Fred Eugene^ and Alice G. (Millspaugh) Parsons: 
iii Eugene^. 

521 William Hinkley** Parsons (Elijah Dwight^, Budd*^, 
Maj. Nathan^, Nathan*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. , 1863, at Oconomowoc, Wis.; m. at Marshall, 
Minn., in 1891, Ella Rosamond Webster. He is Vice-President 
of the Dexter Horton National Bank at Seattle, Wash., where 
he resides. 

Children of William Hinkley^ and Ella Rosamond 
(Webster) Parsons: 
i Rosamond^, 
ii William Budd^. 

522 William Johnson® Parsons (Charles Grosvener^, Sher- 
lock®, Maj. Nathan^ Nathan*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph^ Cornet 
Joseph^), b. July 25, 1869, at Medford, Mass.; m. Jan. 8, 1890, 
Annie M. Ouinn of Millers Falls, Mass.; b. May 8, 1871, at 
Erving, Mass. ; daughter of Patrick and Mary Quinn. Mr. Par- 
sons is Superintendent of the Millers Falls Company of Millers 
Falls, Mass., makers of mechanics' hand tools. 



eighth generation 473 

Children of William Johnson^ and Annie M. (Quinn) 

Parsons : 

i Charles William^ b. Sept. 25, 1890, at Greenfield, 
Mass.; m. Apr. 19, 1912, Gladys Walker of Hins- 
dale, N. H. He is a clerk with the Millers Falls 
Company. Children (b. at Millers Falls, Mass.) : 
(i) Alice Elenor^", b. Apr. 7, 1913. (2) Edith 
Mildred^", b. July 14, 1914. (3) WiUiam Charles^°, 
b. Aug. 22, 1915. 

ii Martha Marian^, b. May 21, 1892, at Greenfield, Mass.; 
m. Oct. 12, 1915, Daniel J. O. Connell. They reside 
at West Springfield, Mass. 

iii Raymond Sherlock^, b. Mar. 22, 1894, at Deerfield, 
Mass. 

iv Alice Mary^ b. Oct. 26, 1895, at Millers Falls; d. 
Oct. I, 1911. 

V Harold Edward^ b. Apr. 26, 1898, at Millers Falls. 

vi Samuel Grovener^, b. Apr. 4, 1912, at Millers Falls; 
d. Apr. 5, 1912. 



523 Annie Lawrie* Bishop (Mary Ann" Parsons, Israel 
Augustus'', Ebenezer'^, Israel*, P.ev. David^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Apr. 15, 1868, at Keene, N. H. ; m. June 17, 1893, 
William French Holbrook; b. Feb. 17, 1870; son of George E. 
and Clara (French) Holbrook. He is President of the Holbrook 
Grocery Company, wholesale grocers, at Keene, N. H. (Geo. 
E. Holbrook & Co. are retail grocers at Keene.) He resides at 
113 Cross St., Keene, N. H. 

Children of William French and Annie Lawrie^ (Bishop) 

Holbrook, 
all born at Keene, N. H. : 

i Richard Lawrence^ Holbrook b. Mar. 4. 1894. He is 
in Dartmouth College, Class of 1917; member of 
Glee Club, Varsity Football Team (quarterback), 
ii Sidney Wallace^ Holbrook, b. Aug., 1895 ; Dartmouth 

College, Class of 1918; suIj- Varsity Football. 
iii Caryl Francis^ Holbrook, b. Feb. 12, 1897. 



474 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

(Record on p. ^^j, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Mary Gertrude** Parsons (Sylvester Gould^, Sylvester Gould", 
Oliver^ Nathan*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Jan. 19, 1855, at Bastrop, La. She graduated from Ward's 
Seminary, Nashville, Tenn., and m. Theodore Johnson, a planter 
of Lakeport, Ark. 

Children of Theodore and Mary Gertrude^ (Parsons) 

Johnson: 
i Sylvester Parsons^ Johnson, b. Dec. 8, 1875 ; m. Aug. 9, 
1899, Frances Geyer, daughter of David L. Geyer, 
late Receiver of the Land Office at Rosv/ell, N. M. 
Mr. Johnson is a capitalist and engaged in the real 
estate business at Roswell, N. M. Child: (i) 
Sylvester Parsons'" Johnson, Jr., b. July 14, 1900, 
at Roswell. 
ii Lycurgus Leonidas'-* Johnson, b. Sept. 18, 1877; m. 
Henrietta, daughter of Thomas W. Worthington of 
Greenville, Miss. He is a stockman, 
iii Lydia^ Johnson, b. May 25, 1883 ; m. A. T. Crosley, a 
broker, in New York City. Child: (i) A. T. 
Crosley^°, Jr. 
iv Pearl Sutherland^ Johnson, b. Oct. i, 1890; m. June 
19, 1912, in Roswell, N. M., Robert Franklyn Peak, 
who d. Feb. 9, 1914. Child: (i) Lydia Gertrude 
PearP° Peak, b. June 15, 1913, at Roswell, N. M. 

524 Mary Deborah^ Parsons (Elijah^, Elijah*', Phineas^. 
Isaac*, Josiah", Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. June 4, 1845, 
at Skaneateles, N. Y. ; m. at Skaneateles, N. Y., William C. 
Sherwood ; b. at Marcellus, N. Y., July 16, 1841. He is a farmer, 
residing at Waterloo, De Kalb County, Ind. 

Children of William C. and Mary Deborah^ (Parsons) 
Sherwood, 
all born at Waterloo, De Kalb County, Ind. ; 
except the eldest: 
i Elijah P.^ Sherwood, b. at Camillus, N. Y., Nov. 14, 
1871 ; m. Lizzie M. White; b. at Kendalville. Ind., 
Aug. 10, 1876. He is a farmer at Waterloo, Ind. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 475 

Children (all b. at Waterloo, Ind.) : (i) George E.^° 
Sherwood, b. July 12, 1895. (2) Jennie E." Sher- 
wood, b. Sept. 26, 1898. (3) Alice V.^" Sherwood, 
b. Nov. 20, 1902. (4) Edwin T.^° Sherwood, b. 
June 19, 1908. 
ii Lucy E.^ Sherwood, b. July 24, 1873; m. (i) Lon. 
Rohm; m. (2) Cal. Husselman. Children: (i) 
Ralph^° Rohrn, b. July 3, 1892, at Waterloo, Ind. ; 
m. Cora Downs; b. at Moravia, N, Y. (2) 
Martha^° Rohm, b. Feb. 22, 1894; at Waterloo, Ind. 

(3) Dick^° Rohm, b. July 2, 1896, at Auburn, Ind. 

(4) Ruth^° Husselman, b. Nov. 2y, 1902, at x\uburn, 
Ind. 

G50 iii John V.^ Sherwood, b. Sept. 18, 1875, m. Grace 
Emerson, 
iv Charles W.^ Sherwood, b. Oct. 2^, 1877; d. Feb. 23, 
1881. 

V Edwin S.^ Sherwood, b. May 7, 1882. 

vi Eliza C.'' Sherwood, b. Mar. 21, 1884; m. George 
Pairan. b. at Corunna, Ind. No children. 

vii Bennie H.® Sherwood, b. at Waterloo, Ind., Jan. 2, 1886, 
m. Rose Staulp; b. at Lapaz, Ind. Children: (i) 
Orba H.^° Sherwood, b. 19 12, at Lapaz, Ind. (2) 
Mary G.^° Sherwood; b. 1914, at Lapaz, Ind. (3) 
Ben H." Sherwood; b. July 25, 1916, at Sedan, Ind. 

525 Curtis D.- Wilbur (Ednah M." Lyman, Elias^, Achsah^ 
Parsons, Isaac*, Josiah', Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 10, 
1867, at Boone, Iowa; m. Jan. 13, 1898, Olive Doolittle, at Santa 
Ana, Cal.; daughter of Henry LaGrand and Sophia Jane (Pad- 
dock) Doolittle. He was Judge of the Superior Court, but is 
now (1918) Judge of the Supreme Court of California. 

Children of Curtis D.® and Olive (Doolittle) Wilbur: 
i Edna May^ Wilbur, b. May 11, 1899. 
ii Lyman Dwight^ W^ilbur, b. Apr. 2y, 1900. 
iii Paul Curtis^ Wilbur, b. Mar. 19, 1902. 
iv Ralph Gordon^ Wilbur, b. Dec. 18, 1903; d. Nov. 24, 
1906. 

V Leonard Fiske-' Wilbur, b. Mar. 2, 1907. 



476 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

526 Ray Lyman^ Wilbur (Ednah M." Lyman, Elias®, 
Achsah^ Parsons, Isaac*, Josiah^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. at Boonesboro, Iowa, Apr. 13, 1875 ; m. at San Francisco, 
Cal., Dec. 5, 1898, Marguerite Blake; b. at San Francisco, Aug. 
28, 1875; daughter of Charles E. and Martha (Foster) Blake. 
He graduated from Leland Stanford, Jr., University in 1896, 
A.B. ; degree of A.M. 1897, M.D. Cooper Medical College, San 
Francisco, 1899. He was a student at Frankfurt-on-the-Maine 
and London 1902-4, at University of Munich 1909-10; was 
Instructor in Physiology at Stanford University 1896-7 ; Lecturer 
and Demonstrator in Physiology in Cooper Medical College 1899- 
1900; Assistant Professor 1900-1903; Professor of Medicine at 
Stanford University 1909 ; Dean of Medical School at Stanford 
University 1911-16, and President of Stanford University since 
January, 1916. He is a member of Academy of Medicine, 
(President 1912-13) Association of American Physicians, Cali- 
fornia Academy of Medicine, Phi Beta Kappa, and University 
and Commonwealth clubs of San Francisco. 

Children of Ray Lyman^ and Marguerite (Blake) Wilbur, 
all born at San Francisco, Cal. : 
i Jessica^ Wilbur, b. Sept. 28, 1899. 
ii Blake^ Wilbur, b. May 29. 1901. 
iii Dwight'-* Wilbur, b. Sept. 18, 1903. 
iv Lois^ Wilbur, b. Oct. 19, 1904. 
v Ray^ Wilbur, Jr., b. Apr. 11, 1913. 

527 Theresa May^ Wilbur (Edna M.^ Lyman, Elias'', 
Achsah^ Parsons, Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. June 6, 1881 ; m. at Los Angeles, Cal., Frederick Mackay Paist. 

Children of Frederick Mackay and Theresa May^ 
(Wilbur) Paist: 
i Gertrude^ Paist, b. Nov. 21, 1912. 
ii Prances'^ Paist, b. Nov. 14, 1914. 
iii Teresa^ Paist, b. June 24, 1916. 
iv Frederick Mackay^ Paist, b. Oct. 3, 1917. 

528 Dr. Isaac Par.sons® Fiske (Harriet MindwelF Parsons. 
Rev. Isaac^, Isaac^, Isaac*, Josiali^, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), 



EIGHTH GENERATION 477 

b. at Marlboro, Conn., Sept. i6, 1852; graduated from Williston 
Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., in 1871 ; Yale Medical School 
1872-3, Medical Department of the New York University, gradu- 
ating in Class of 1875 ; was in active practice of medicine in South- 
ington. Conn., from Mar. 4, 1875, to 1894; at Waterbury, Conn., 
1894 to 1904, and at Coventry, Conn., since 1905. He m. (i) 
at Charlton, Mass., June 2, 1875, Clara Elizabeth Haven; b. at 
Stoneham, Mass., July 30, 1849; d. Feb. i, 1882; daughter of 
John and Mary (Chadburne) Haven. They had a child, Fred- 
erick Warren^ Fiske; b. Oct. 7, 1880; d. at birth. He m. (2) 
at Southington, Conn., June 13, 1883, Sarah Eli'zabeth Flayes ; 
b. May 28, 1856; d. Jan. 24, 1890; daughter of Franklin Barnes 
and Thankful (Frisbie) Hayes. He m. (3) at Southington, 
Feb. 9, 1891, Mrs. Mary vStaunton Farr; b. at New Britain, Conn., 
May 6, 1865; d. June 2, 1902; daughter of John and Mary 
(Rider) Staunton. He m. (4) Flattie Louise Brewer; b. at 
Springfield, Mass., May 5, 1856; d. Apr. 4, 1910. He m. (5) 
in Hartford, Conn., Dec. 2, 1914, Constance Isabel Sterling; b. at 
Chicago, 111., June 13, 1884; daughter of John Carolus and Helen 
Constance (Clough) Sterling. 

Children of Dr. Isaac Parsons^ and Sarah Elizabeth 
(Hayes) Fiske: 
i Frank Warren^ Fiske, b. July 29, 1885, at Southington, 
Conn.; m. at East Hartford, Conn., Oct. 9, 1912, 
Elizabeth Ida Wells. Child: (i) Constance EHza- 
beth^° Fiske, b. May 25, 1916. 
ii Frederick Dane^ Fiske, b. Jan. 26, 1887; d. Sept. 24, 
1887. 

Children of Dr. Isaac Parsons^ and Mary (Staunton) 
(Farr) Fiske: 

iii Raymond Staunton^ Fiske, b. July 6, 1892; d. Aug. 
8, 1895. 

iv Clarence Staunton^ Fiske, b. at Coventry, Conn., Aug. 
26, 1895; m. at Coventry, Apr. i, 1917, Annie 
Marguerite Schell ; b. Aug. 21, 1896; daughter of 
Charles Henry and Annie (Barnes) Schell. 

V Harold Staunton^ Fiske, b. Jan. 9, 1897; d. Jan. 10, 
1897. 



478 the parsons family 

Child of Dr. Isaac Parsons^ and Constance Isabel 

(Sterling) Fiske: 
vi Margaret'' Fiske, b. at Coventry, Conn., Aug. 8, 1916. 

529 William Warren^ Fiske (Harriet MindwelF Parson<^, 
Rev. Isaac'', Isaac^, Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Comet Joseph^), 
b. at Marlboro, Conn., June 26, 1857; graduated from Williston 
Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., June, 1875. ^^ began business 
in Baltimore, Md. in 1877, and in Pbiladelphia, Pa., in 1882. as 
publisher and owner of the Hotel Church Directory, now in gen- 
eral use throughout the United States and Canada. He m. Nov. 
25, 1880, Lida Robertson Seymour; b. Mar. 26, 1856; daughter 
of Dr. James Harvey and Lucretia (Robertson) Seymour of 
Oberlin, Ohio. They settled in I'hiladelphia in 1882, where they 
now reside. Both are members of the Northminster Presbyterian 
Church, and are actively interested in Church work. Mr. Fiske 
has been a Ruling Elder in this church for over thirty years. 

Children of William W.^ and Lida Robertson 
(Seymour) Fiske, 
all born at Philadelphia, Pa. : 
i Malcom Dorr^ Fiske, b. May 25, 1882; d. Nov. 26, 
1882. 

ii Robert Seymour^ Fiske, b. Mar. 6, 1885 ; m. June 16, 
1910, Lillian Colegrave of Worcester, Mass. He is 
a civil engineer and resides at Atlanta, Ga. 

iii Fleda^ Fiske, b. July 29, 1888; m. Sept. 21, 1912, Albert 
Henry Ochsner of Chicago, 111. Children: (i) 
Albert John^° Ochsner, b. June 7, 1913, at Berkeley, 
Cal. (2) Seymour Fiske^" Ochsner, b. Nov. 29, 
1915, at Chicago, 111. 

iv Donald Robertson^ Fiske, b. Oct. 15, 1891 ; graduated 
from State College, Pa. ; post graduate Harvard 
University. He is a landscape architect in Phila- 
delphia. 

V Seymour** Fiske, b. Aug. 23, 1895 ; graduate from 
Wisconsin University, Phi Beta Kappa; now in 
Medical Department of University of Pennsylvania, 
Class of 1920. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 479 

530 Edwin Mahlon^ Parsons (Edwin Clark^ Maurice^ 
Elias^ Isaac*, Josiah^ Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 22, 
1848, at Camillus, N. Y. ; m. (i) Aug-. 23, 1871, at Saginaw, 
Mich., Myra L. Seeley, who d. May, 1892; m. (2) Aug. 8, 1894, 
Jennie M. PhilHps of Bay City, Mich. ; b. Oct. 28, 1864; daughter 
of Edward Ruthven and Martha EHzabeth (Draper) Philhps. 

Children of Edwin Mahlon^ and Myra L. (Seeley) 
Parsons : 
i Edwin Seeley", b. Apr. i, 1873; m. June 9, 1897, Mabel 
Edith Holmes; b. Nov. 11, 1872. Child: (ij 
Dorothy Adams^-, b. Apr. 26, 1899. 
651 ii Benjamin Franklin'-, b. July 3, 1876; m. Jennie Elvira 
Eldridge. 
iii Guy Terry", b. May 2"/, 1878; m. Sept. 17, 1907, Susan 
Elizabeth Miller; b. Jan. 8, 1887; daughter of 
Frank and Emma (Benway) Miller. Child: (i) 
Mary Elizabeth^", b. June 17, 1912. 
iv Mabel Amanda", b. Nov. i, 1881. 
V Esther". 

vi Ernest", twin of Esther"; b. Feb. 15, 1885. 
vii Laura Lovica", b. Oct. 12, 1886; m. July 19, 1915, 
Homer Nelson Tweed; b. Mar. 24, 1883; son of 
James and Mary (Sansworth) Tweed. 

Children of Edwin Mahlon^ and Jennie M. (Phillips) 

Parsons : 
viii Beulah May", b. Nov. i, 1895. 
ix Mahlon Phillips", b. Nov. 11, 1896. 
X Dwight Curtis", b. Oct. 23, 1898. 
xi James Howard", b. Dec. 20, 1900. 
xii Maurice Arthur", b. Sept. 29, 1904. 
xiii Etta Bernice", b. June 15, 1907. 

531 Francis Dwight^ Parsons (Edwin Clark', Maurice\ 
Elias-^ Isaac*, Josiah\ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 16, 
1851, at Belle Isle, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 6, 1893, at Fairmount, N. Y. ; 
m. Feb. 20, 1873, Sara Jerome; b. Nov. 2, 1846; d. May 24, 
1913; daughter of Henry Jerome (b. at Fabius, N. Y., May .26, 
1820; d. Oct. 18, 1898) and Elizabeth Schuyler Jerome (b. at 
Charleston, N. Y., Dec. 16, 1822; d. Nov. 6, 1908). 



480 the parsons family 

Children of Francis Dwight"^ and Sara (Jerome) Parsons: 
i Elizabeth^ b. Mar. 11, 1874. 
ii Laura", b. Mar. ii, 1877. 
652 iii Charles Francis", b. Oct. 14, 1879; m. Vernie Edna 
Drawbridge, 
iv Bertha", b. Apr. i, 1881. 

V Dr. James Jerome", b. Apr. 19, 1884; m. Jan. 16, 1915, 
Edith Gere of Syracuse. He is a physician and 
resides in Cortland, N. Y. ; is a graduate of Syra- 
cuse University College of Medicine, Class of 1913; 
was commissioned 1st Lieut., Med. Corps, U. S. 
Army, July 5, 1917, and Capt. Nov. 14, 1918; was in 
overseas service from Sept. 8, 1917, to Mar. 30, 1919; 
was wounded in battle of the Lys, Apr. 13, 1918, and 
has resumed the practice of his profession at Cort- 
land, N. Y. Child: (i) James Jerome^", b. Nov. 15, 
1915- 

532 Charles Herbert^ Parsons (Edwin Clark^, Maurice", 
Elias^ Lsaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Belle 
Isle, N. Y., Dec. 5, 1852; m. at Fairmount, N. Y., Oct. 8, 1884. 
Alice Adelia Terry; d. May 29, 1856; daughter of Guy and 
Juliaette (Averill) Terry. 

Children of Charles Herbert* and Alice Adelia (Terry) 

Parsons, 
all born at Fairmount, N. Y. : 
i Charles Herbert, Jr.", b. Dec. 2, 1885; m. Sept. 13, 
191 1, in New York City, Agnes Minta Cordley; b. 
at Roxbury, Mass., Aug. 16, 1885 ; daughter of 
Frank and Jennie Dean (Clark) Cordley. Children: 
(i) Elizabeth Cordley^° b. May i, 1913. (2) Jane 
Dean^°, b. July 9, 19 16. 
ii Clara", b. Oct. 12, 1888; d. Sept. 12, 1890. 
iii Guy Terry", b. July 21, 1891 ; enlisted Sept. 2, 1917; 
assigned to Battery F, 15th F. A. ; sailed for France, 
Dec. 12, 1917; fought in sectors Verdun and Toul 
Troyon, Mar. 15 to May 14, 1918; sector northwest 
of Chateau Thierry, May 13 to July 9; Soissons 



EIGHTH GENERATION 4^1 

Sector, Marne counter offensive, July i8 to 20; Mar- 
bache Sector, Aug. 9 to 24 ; St. Mihiel Sector, Sept. 
9 to 16; made corporal, Apr. 16, 1918; made sergeant 
Aug. 10, 1918; returned as casual and was discharged 
Feb. 21, 1919. He received the Croix de Guerre, 
v^ith citation as follows : With the approval of the 
Commander-in-Chief of the American Expeditionary 
Force in France, the Marshal of France, Commander- 
in-Chief of the French Armies of the East cites in 
the order of the Brigade, Corporal Guy T. Parsons, 
No. 131,054, Bat. F, 15th Reg. U. S. Art.: "During 
the attack from July 18-22, 1918, near Soissons, he 
vohmteered to work on the roads under violent 
bombardment. He accomplished his work with great 
coolness and devotion." The Marshal of France, 
Commander-in-Chief of the French Armies of the 
East.- — Petain. 

533 Mary Amelia^ Parsons (Edwin Clark", Maurice", 
Elias^, Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 6, 
1855 ; m. Sept. 2^, 1876, James Schuyler Jerome, son of Henry 
Jerome; b. in Fabius, N. Y., May 26, 1820; d. Oct. 18, 1898, 
and Ehzabeth (Schuyler) Jerome; b. at Charleston, N. Y., Dec. 
16, 1822; d. in Geddes, N. Y., Nov. 6, 1908. 

Children of James Schuyler and Mary Amelia^ (Parsons) 

Jerome: 
653 i Flenry Parsons^ Jerome, b. Oct. 4, 1877; m. (i) 
Florence Catherine Smith; m. (2) Isabel A. Hen- 
derson, 
ii Julia^ Jerome, b. Sept. 28, 1879; m. Sept. 4, 1912, Jesse 
Jennison. Children: (i) Esther Miriam^° Jennison, 
b. July 2y, 1913; d. July 30, 1913. (2) Jerome 
Bouton^" Jennison. 
iii Edwin Schuyler^ Jerome, b. Feb. 8, 1884; m. Emma 
Katheryn Ryder, June 20, 1906. Children: (i) 
Mary Lillian^" Jerome, b. Feb. 11, 1909. (2) Charles 
William^" Jerome, b. July 16, 1911. 
iv George Wallace^ Jerome, b. Mar. 20, 1890; d. Apr. 22, 
1904. 



482 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

534 Willis A.^ Parsons (Edwin Clark^ Maurice^, Elias^ 
Isaac*, Josiah•^ Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. at Belle Isle, N. Y., 
Dec. I, 1857; m. (i) May 9, 1883, Mary Ann Clowes; b. Mar. 
II, 1863, at Burslem, vStafford County, England; d. Mar. 26, 1902, 
at Camillus, N. Y. ; daughter of Joshua Clowes (b. Mar. 12, 
1830, at Burslem, Eng. ; d. Jan. 30, 1875, at Syracuse, N. Y.) and 
Martha Jane (Steel) Clowes (b. Mar. 16, 1828, at Burslem, 
Eng.; d. Oct. 29, 1871, at Syracuse, N. Y.). He m. (2) Dec. 
2. 1903, Allain Imlah ; dau. of Imlah (b. Dec. 16, 1828, 

at Inverary, Banff, Scotland; d. Feb. 6, 1882, at Kandy, Ceylon) 
and Helen (Brown) Imlah (b. Feb. 20, 1829, at Banff, Scotland; 
d. Nov. 24, 1891, at Glasgow, Scotland), 

Children of Willis A.^ and Mary Ann (Clowes) Parsons: 
i Grace^, b. Apr. 22, 1885; m. Dec. 28, 1911, Claude A. 

Cole; b. Mar. 8, 1884. 
ii Marion^, b. July 8, 1888. 
iii Martha°, b. Aug. 17, 1890. 



535 Nahum^ Eager (Mary Eloise'^ Parsons, Maurice^, Elias^. 
Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Worthington, 
Mass., Jan. 28, 1857; m. (i) Ellen May Bartlett; b. at Worth- 
ington, Mass.; daughter of Stilson and Permelia (Lower) Bart- 
lett of Worthington, Mass. He m, (2) Mrs. Electa Julia 
(Brewer) Gardner. 

Children of Nahum^ and Ellen May (Bartlett) Eager: 
i Mary Permelia^ Eager, b. at Winsted, Conn. ; m. 1900, 
Charles W. Johnson ; b. at Salt Lake City, Utah ; 
son of Swen and Christina (Johnson) Johnson; both 
b. in Sweden. Children (all b. at Salt Lake City, 
Utah) : (i) Houston^" Johnson, b. Feb. 4, 1902; d. 
May 23, 1903, at Salt Lake City. (2) Zilpha^*^ 
Johnson, b. in 1905. (3) Elna^° Johnson, b. in 1907. 
(4) Miriam^° Johnson, b. in 1909. (5) Rees^° 
Johnson, b. in 191 1. (6) Charles^" Johnson, b. in 
1915. 
ii Jonathan^ Eager, b. at Winsted, Conn. ; m. in 1907, 
Lucia Cochran of Ely, Neb. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 4^3 

iii MabeP Eager, b. at Winsted, Conn. ; m. in 1909, Dr. 

David Barnard; son of David Luther and Sarah 

(McLaelHn) Barnard of Illinois. Children (all b. 

at Garfield, Utah) : (i) Sara^° Barnard, b. in 1910. 

(2) David^^ Barnard, b. in 1912. (3) AHce" 

Barnard, b. in 191 3. (4) Huntington^'' Barnard, b. 

in 1916. 
iv Katharine Louise^ Eager, b. at Grouse Creek, Utah ; 

m. Oct. 15, 19 1 3, at Salt Lake City, Dr. Ralph Alvin 

Bowdle of Salt Lake City; son of John R. Bowdle of 

Ohio. 
V Ralph^ Eager, b. and d. at Grouse Creek, Utah, 
vi Lucy Morgan'' Eager, b. at Salt Lake City; m. Sept. 

16, 1916, Edward Bruce Lehr of Salt Lake City, a 

construction engineer. 



536 Ernest^ Eager (Mary Eloise^ Parsons, Maurice'^, Elias^, 
Isaac^, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Comet Joseph^), b. at Worthington, 
Mass., Feb. ii, 1852; d. June 12. 1887; m. Nov. 22, 1875, Edna 
Jones, daughter of Ephraim and Edna (Molines) Jones. (Edna 
Molines is a direct descendant of John and Priscilla (Molines) 
Alden.) 

Children of Ernest^ and Edna (Jones) Eager: 
i James Huntington^ Eager, b. May 10, 1871 ; m. Apr. 4, 
1906, Bessie Emmons Copeland ; daughter of 
Charles Copeland of Milton, Mass. Children: ( i ) 
Ralph Huntington" Eager, b. Dec. 25, 1909. (2) 
Ruth Elizabeth^" Eager, b. Apr. 29, 1913. 
ii Julia Agnes® Eager, b. Dec. 31, 1878. 
iii Charles Kennetlf' Eager, b. Aug. 18, 1881 ; d. Dec. 20, 

1895. 
iv Howard NathanieP Eager, b. Dec. 16, 1883 ; m. Nov. 

4, 1917, Louise Anne Llewlett of Holyoke, Mass. 
V Joseph Ralph® Eager, b. Feb. i, 1886; d. Nov. 9, i< 



537 Clark Hazen® Parsons (Cyrus Mason^ Maurice*', 
Elias^ Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Big 
Rock, Iowa, Oct. 5, 1854; m. Aug. i, 1889, at Williamsburg, 



484 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Mass., Florence Sophia Crosby; b. at Williamsburg, Mass., Aug. 
I, 1863; daughter of Joshua and Sophia Bartlett (Bodman) 
Crosby of Williamsburg. Mr. Parsons spent his early life on 
the Iowa farm, going to the country schools the winter and 
spring terms, and when older only the winter terms, as from his 
eleventh year he in many ways was a full farm hand, and at 
sixteen, because his father had suffered a sunstroke, almost the 
entire care and labor fell to his lot. At sixteen he united with 
the Congregational Church at Big Rock. He attended a few 
terms at Lenox College, Hopkinton, Iowa, and then for five years 
was a successful teacher. In the fall of 1879 he was in the 
grain business at Sidney. 111. In May, 1881, he went to Salt 
Lake City, Utah, and became the general storekeeper of the Rio 
Grand Western Railroad during its construction. On the com- 
pletion of the Railroad, in the spring of 1882, he went into the 
book and stationery business in Ogden, Utah, with a branch, in 
July, 1882, in Salt Lake City, and this business continued with 
marked success until 1898. He had been an active Y. M. C. A. 
worker during these years, and accepted the General Secretary- 
ship of the Pasadena, California, Association, in which he was 
very successful for four years. In April, 1909, he organized the 
Federation of State Societies of Southern California, of which 
he has since been secretai-y, with headquarters at Los Angeles, 
giving his entire attention to this work. It includes over two 
hundred societies. He has been active in church, Y. M. C. A., 
and Christian Endeavor work in the various offices of clerk, 
secretary, deacon, elder, trustee and director, in different denomi- 
nations. In early life he was a republican in politics, but later an 
active vrorker for prohibition. His activity in the many civic, 
religious, and charitable works has made him well known and 
highly esteemed throughout the entire sphere of his activities. 

Children of Clark LIazen^ and Florence Sophia (Crosby) 

Parsons, 
all born at Salt Lake City, Utah : 

i Laurence Crosby'', b. Oct. 17, 1890; d. at Pasadena, 
Cal, Mar. 5, 1897. 

ii Helen May^, b. Feb. 26, 1892; m. Aug. 1, 1917, at 
Lliland Park Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, Cal., 
John Wesley Cook; b. Apr. 13, 1893, at Chicago, 



EIGHTH GENERATION 4^5 

111. ; son of Br. George Fox Cook, a professor at 
Occidental College, Los Angeles, and Jennette Paul 
(Acomb) Cook, 
iii Daisy^, b. Oct. 2, 1893; d. Mar. 12, 1898, at Pasadena, 
Cal. 



538 Cyrus Mason^ Parsons (Cyrus Mason'', Maurice'', 
Elias^, Isaac*, Josiah', Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Big 
Rock, Iowa, Jan. 14, 1856; d. Nov. 30, 1908, at Claremont, Cal.; 
m. Mar. 9, 1880, Mary Alice Gates; b. Jan. 17, 1859; daughter 
of Don Gates of Big Rock, Iowa. Mr. Parsons resided at Tabor, 
Iowa, and removed to Claremont, Cal., in 1903, where he was 
President of the Citizens State Bank, a trustee of the Public 
Schools, and a highly respected citizen. 

Children of Cyrus Mason® and Mary Alice (Gates) 
Parsons : 
i Jessie Gates^, b. June 28, 1881. 

ii Walter Hawkins^, b. June 29, 1883 ; m. Dec. 9, 1906, 
Adele Hurst; b. July 29, 1885; daughter of Geo. 
Francis and Anne Blue (Williams) Hurst. Chil- 
dren: (i) Mary Louise", b. Nov. 15, 1907. (2) 
Charlotte Elizabeth", b. Oct. 11, 1909. (3) Charles 
Mason", b. Mar. 20, 1914. (4) John Howard", b. 
Sept. I, 1916. 

iii Nellie May^, b. Aug. 13, 1885; m. Sept. i, 1917, Hariy 
Tresilian Belcher, son of Robert N. T. and Minnie 
Henrietta (O'Callaghan) Belcher. 

iv Mason Hazen^, b. Dec. 12, 1887; m. Nov. 5, 1909, 
Alice Mary Le Sueur ; b. Jan. 22, 1888 ; daughter 
of Ernest and Marie AHce (Trepanier) Le Sueur. 
Children: (i) Paul Gates^°, b. Jan. 6, 191 1. (2) 
William Walter^°, b. June 18, 1912. (3) Robert 
Hazen", b. Dec. 15, 1917. (4) Edgar Ernest", b. 
Apr. 18, 1919. 
V Mary Cornelia^, b. Oct. 9, 1890; m. Oct. 9, 191 1, Robert 
Granville Spurgeon; b. Nov. 5, 1887; son of W^m. 
Henry and Jennie (English) Spurgeon. He served 
in the navy in the late war with Germany. 



486 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

vi Don Cyrus^ b. June 7, 1893 ; d. Apr. 18, 1894. 

vii Gertrude Eliza^ b. Dec. 29, 1895 ; d. Mar. 6, 1896. 

viii Howard Brewster^ b. Nov. 29, 1897; enlisted May 
26, 1917, at Los Angeles, Cal. ; sent to San Fran- 
cisco, Aug. 25, 1917, where he received rank of 
Sergeant; sent to Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, 
Ala., Sept. 10, 1917, as chauffeur; served in quarter- 
master corps and motor truck corps ; promoted to 
first sergeant, Jan. 15, 1919. He m. Feb. 20, 1920, 
Lutie L., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Carpenter 
of Pomona, Cal. 



539 Arthur Huntington^ Parsons (Cyrus Mason^, Mau- 
rice*^, Elias% Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
at Big Rock, Iowa, Jan. 17, 1859; m. Oct. 6, 1886, Katherine 
Maybanks Barrette; b. Jan. 9, i860; daughter of John Duns- 
worth and Margarette Elizabeth (Maybanks) Barrette of Daven- 
port, Iowa. He is in the real estate business at Salt Lake City, 
and his wife was for many years before marriage a teacher of 
mathematics in the public schools of Salt Lake City, and presi- 
dent of the ladies' literary club, and one of its directors, and has 
recently been appointed Mother of High Schools in Salt Lake 
City. 

Children of Arthur Huntington® and Katherine May- 
banks (Barrette) Parsons, 
all born at Salt Lake City, Utah : 
i Arthur Barrette'-", b. Nov. 22, 1887; m. July 31, 1915, 
Mary Snell ; daughter of Joseph J. and Eliza Maria 
(Winberg) Snell. In May, 1917, he went to Bur- 
mah, India, as metallurgical chemist in a large silver 
mine. Child: (i) Richard^", b. Oct. 9, 1916, at Salt 
Lake City, 
ii Margaret Eliza", b. Feb. 5, 1889; m. in 1914, Jay 
Hyde, son of Joseph and Janette (Acord) Hyde. 
Children: (i) Arthur Garn^° Hyde, b. Mar. 12, 1915, 
at Panguitch, Utah. (2) Katherine^° Hyde, b. Oct. 
5, 1916, at Phoenix, Ariz. (3) Joseph Jay^" Hyde, 
b. Dec. 3, 1918. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 4^7 

540 Howard Elbridge® Parsons (Cyrus Mason', Maurice*', 
Eliza^ Isaac*, Josiah^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph'), b. at Big 
Rock, Iowa, Jan. 25, 1861 ; m. at Chatfield, Minn., July 31, 1888, 
Minnie Perry; b. Nov. 4, i860; daughter of George Washing- 
ton Perry; b. Mar. 9, 1838, at Nortli Blenheim, Schoharie County, 
N. Y., and Helen (Canfield) Perry; b. Aug. 14, 1838, at Durham, 
Greene County, N. Y. He was in the grain business at Philo, 
111. ; novv^ living in Claremont, Cal. He has an alfalfa ranch at 
Cains, Cal., and a rice plantation in Arkansas. 

Children of Howard Elbridge and Minnie (Perry) 
Parsons r 
i Helen Eliza^ b. July 3, 1889; d. July 4, 1889. 
ii Mabel Marguerite^ b. July 6, 1890; m. Apr. 13, 1918, 
Ralph Mann. Child: (i) Howard Montgomery^*^ 
Mann, b. Mar. 11, 1919. 
iii Arthur Perry^ b. Feb. 9, 1893; d. Jan. 29, 1894. 
iv Infant son^, b. and d. Apr. 6, 1895. 
V Esther Brewster^, b. Aug. 31, 1897. 
vi Lucy Jeanette^, b. Apr. 16, 1901, 



541 Walter Maurice*' Parsons (Cyrus Mason', Maurice", 
Elias^, Isaac*, Josiah'', Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Big 
Rock, Ark., Mar. 19, 1864; m. at Algona, Iowa, Oct. i, 1890, 
Mary Ellen Paine; b. Dec. 4, 1863; daughter of James 
Lawrence and Susan Pierce (Horton) Paine. He is State Secre- 
tary of the Y. M. C. A. of Iowa; was State Secretary of Cali- 
fornia and for seven years one of the International Secretaries 
of the Y. M. C. A., and all through the late war. 

Children of Walter Maurice^ and Mary Ellen (Paine) 

Parsons : 
i Esther^, b. July 14, 1891 ; d. in 1893. 
ii Twin brother, b. July 14, 1891 ; d. July 14, 1891. 
iii Mason Paine^, b. Oct. 16, 1892; was in the U. S. 

Navy, on S. S. North Dakota in 19 18. 
iv Arthur Brewster^ b. Sept. 10, 1894; enlisted in Ambu- 
lance Corps for France ; was at battle front in Italy 
when the Austrians surrendered in 1918. 



488 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

542 Mary Amanda^ Parsons (Francis Janes'", Maurice^, 
EHas^ Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 
13, 1855; m. at Big Rock, Iowa, Oct. 23, 1878, Albert Hawkins 
Gates; b. Feb. 3, 1854; d. May 21, 1914. She resides at South 
Pasadena, Cal. 

Children of Albert Hawkins and Mary Amanda* 
(Parsons) Gates: 

i Charles Clark^ Gates, b. Sept. 3, 1879; m. Oct. 25, 1901, 
Pearle McClure. Children: (i) Albert^" Gates, 
b. Aug. 7, 1902. (2) Edith^° Gates, b. Apr. 9, 1904. 
(3) Louise^'^ Gates, b. Sept. 5, 1908. 

ii Don Francis^ Gates, b. Dec, 23, 1884; m. June 10, 

1908, Edith Amelia Seymour; b. June i, 1886; 
daughter of George Pratt (b. June 10, 1845) and 
Adelaide (Squire) Seymour (b. Feb. i, 1850). 
Children: (i) Howard Seymour^" Gates, b. June 2, 

1909. (2) Don Francis^° Gates, Jr., b. Aug. 17, 
1917. 

iii Frederick Herbert^ Gates, b. Aug. 3, 189 1 ; enlisted 
at San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 19, 1917, as aerial ob- 
server; trained as cadet at school of military aero- 
nautics, Berkeley, Cal., Mar. 16, 1918, to June 8, 
1918; trained as flying cadet at Mather Field, Sacra- 
mento, Cal., June 14, 1918, to Nov. 2, 1918; commis- 
sioned 2d Lieut. A. S. A., Nov. 2, 1918; discharged 
Jan. 3, 1919; classification, bomber. 



543 Emma Maria^ Parsons (Francis Janes^, Maurice*', Elias^, 
Isaac^, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 14, 1857; 
m. Oct. 23, 1878, Ruf us Clark Booth ; b. at Pittsfleld, Mass, Jan. 
I, 1853; d. at Athol, S. Dak., May 6, 1893. 

Child of Rufus Clark and Emma Maria* (Parsons) Booth : 

i Frank Dwight^ Booth, b. at Wheatland, Iowa, Jan. 
23, 1880; m. Aug. 2, 1913, at Huron, S. Dak.. Gladys 
J. Lockwood. Child: (i) Evelyn Emma" Booth, b. 
at Athol, June 24, 19 14. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 4^9 

544 Jessie Louise^ Parsons (Francis Janes', Maurice^, 
Elias^ Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 12, 
i860; m. May 11, 1883, Isaac Linton Reynolds. He d. Nov. 
12, 1917. 

Children of Isaac Linton and Jessie Louise^ (Parsons) 
Reynolds : 
i Donnan Crozer^ Reynolds, b. Apr. 16, 1884; d. Apr. 8, 

1885. 
ii Lev/is Wyman^ Reynolds, b. Feb. 25, 1887; m. Oct. 
5, 1909, Maria Cecelia Bowmaster of Jacksonville, 
111. Child: (i) Linton Lewis^° Reynolds, b. Oct. 
25, 1910. 
iii Maurice Granville'^ Reynolds, b. Aug. 4, 1890. 
iv Kate Harriet^ Reynolds, b. Jan. i, 1894; m. Jan. 3, 

191 5, Robert Culver Blakeslee. 
v Kenneth Kenclm^ Reynolds, b. Aug-. 23, 1896. 
vi Frances Linton^ Reynolds, b. Jan. 18, 1900. 
vii Donald Herbert^ Reynolds, b. Dec. 26, 1903. 

545 Francis Herbert^ Parsons (Francis Janes", Maurice*^, 
Elias^, Isaac"*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 12, 
1862; d. in 1907; m. at Dov/ City, Iowa, Jan. 9. 1884, Nettie 
Eugenia Bates. 

Children of Francis Herbert^ and Nettie Eugenia (Bates) 

Parsons : 
i Lucy Amelia^, b. in 1884; m. Dec. 24, 1906, Samuel 
Hyde. Children: (i) William Lawrence^" Hyde, b. 
in 1910. (2) Lewis Perry^° Hyde, b. in 1914. 
ii Carrie Bartlett", b. in 1886; m. Oct. 9, 1907, Ernest 
Bailey. Children: (i) Ernest Bruce^° Bailey, b. 
Aug. 10, 1908. (2) Helen Leona^° Bailey, b. Feb. 
16, 1903; d. Feb. 21, 1913. 
iii Maurice Herbert^, b. in 1889; d. in 1892. 
iv Perry Willis^, b. in 1891. 

V Grace Eugenia^, b. in 1S94; m. Sept. 11, 1913, Oliver 
Riddle. Child: (i) Luretta May^" Riddle, b. July 
20, 1914. 



49© THE PARSONS FAMILY 

vi Nettie May'', b. in 1897; m. Sept. 17, 1913, Lester 
Chambers. Child: (i) Francis Lunem^° Chambers, 
b. Nov. 16, 1914. 

vii Helen Winifred^, b. in 1899. 
viii Albert Dwight^ b. in 1901 ; d. in 1901. 

ix Wilmer Blanche'-*, b. in 1903. 



546 Grace Sophia^ Parsons (Francis Janes^ Maurice", 
Elias^, Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Josiah^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Big 
Rock, Iowa, Sept. i, 1876; m. at Grinnell, Iowa, Aug. 15, 1907, 
Prof. Paul Frederick Peck; b. at Grinnell, Iowa, July 15, 1873; 
son of Ira Stafford and Martha Jane (Carney) Peck (a de- 
scendant of Joseph Peck, born in England, and settled with his 
family in Hingham, Mass., 1638). Prof. Peck graduated at 
Iowa College (now Grinnell College), A.B. 1897; Law School, 
State University, Iowa, 1897-8; University of Chicago, 1898- 
1901 ; Fellow, 1899-1901 ; Ph.D. in history, 1901. He was pro- 
fessor of history at Penn State Normal School, Bloomsburg, Pa., 
1901-05, Grinnell College, Sept. i, 1905; Exchange Lecturer in 
American History, Harvard University, 2d semester, 1913; mem- 
ber American Historical Association, Iowa, Historical Society 
of the Mississippi Valley, and Illinois Historical Society, Phi Beta 
Kappa Fraternity; Republican in politics; member of Congre- 
gational Church ; author of "Government of Pennsylvania," 1905. 
From Apr., 1918, he was engaged in home service work for the 
Red Cross at Camp Shelby, Miss., until Oct. i, then in National 
Red Cross headquarters in Washington until he sailed Nov. 27, 
1918, for France, where he was Chief of Red Cross Home Ser- 
vice Work for all A. E. F. in France with the rank of Captain. 

Children of Paul Frederick and Grace Sophia^ 
(Parsons) Peck, 
born at Grinnell, Iowa: 
i Frances Louise^ Peck, b. Aug. 2y, 1911. 
ii Esther Noble^ Peck, b. May 15, 1914. 

547 Maurice Tuttle^ Parsons (SamueF, Maurice", Elias^ 
Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. at Warners, 



EIGHTH GENERATION 49 1 

N. Y., Mar. 3, 1859; m. (i) Addie Elizabeth Hatten ; b. at 
Belle Isle, N. Y., Apr. 18, 1862; daughter of Theodore A. and 
Marion (Goodfellow) Hatten. (He was b. at Belle Isle, N. Y., 
Jan. 2^, 1839; she was b. there May 20, 1840.) She d. at East 
Syracuse, N. Y., Apr. 29, 1898. He m. (2) Jan. 13, 1917, Mrs. 
Janet Maria (Strachan) Taylor; b. at Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. 30, 
1871 ; daughter of John Halden Strachan; b. at Edinburgh, 
Scotland, in 1835 ; d. in 1876, and Sarah Marie Congdon, b. at 
Syracuse, N. Y., in 1838; d. Apr. 18, 1877. Mr. Parsons has 
been a locomotive engineer on passenger trains between Syracuse 
and Buffalo for the past thirty-nine years and lives in East 
Syracuse. 

Children of Maurice Tuttle^ and Addie Elizabeth 
(Hatten) Parsons: 

i Herbert Raymond'', b. Dec. 18, 1882 ; m. Julia 
McCarthy ; b. at West W' infield, N. Y. ; d. May 10, 
1905 ; daughter of Daniel McCarthy ; b. in Ireland. 
ChWd: (i) Helen Janet^", b. at Dover Plains, N. Y., 
Jan. 31, 1905. He m. (2) Lillian Florence O'Don- 
nell; b. at New York City; daughter of Peter 
O'Donnell, b. at Carbondale, Pa., and Ellen Getting, 
b. in Ireland. Child: (2) Raymond Peter^°, b. at 
New York City, Sept. 23, 1913. 

ii Helen Myra^ b. Feb. 3, 1885 ; m. Elmer Paddock 
Sharp; b. at Red Creek, N. Y., in 1883; son of 
Benjamin and Rebecca (Paddock) Sharp. No 
children. 

iii Henry Hatten^ b. Aug. 25, 188S; d. Apr. 20, 1890. 

iv Maurice Edwin^ b. July 5, 1891 ; m. Jan. 21, 1913, 
Irene May Patchless; b. at East Syracuse, N. Y. 
No children, 
v Jennie May®, b. Mar. 4, 1894. 



548 Emma Elizabeth^ Cleveland (Nancy Maria' Parsons, 
Maurice^ Elias% Isaac^ Josiah^ Esq. Joseph^. Cornet Joseph^), 
b. at Worthington, Ohio, Mar. 8, i86-[ ; m. at Westerville, Ohio, 
Mar. 7, 1887, Walter M. Sullivan. 



492 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Child of Walter M. Ar;D Emma Elizabeth^ (Cleveland) 

Sullivan : 
i Clara Belle^ Sullivan, b. at Worthington, Ohio, July 20, 
1890; m. Apr., 1908, J. Donald Wood. Children: 
(i) Elizabeth" Wood, b. Nov. 4, 1909, at Toledo, 
Ohio. (2) John Norman" Wood, b. Mar. 7, 191 1, 
at Toledo, Ohio. 

549 Frank Hulbert^ Cleveland (Nancy Maria^ Parsons, 
Maurice*^, Ehas% Isaac*, Josiah^ Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), 
b. at Worthington, Ohio, June 22, 1862; m. at Salt Lake City, 
Utah, Mar. 29, 1888, Elizabeth M. Kilbourne. 

Children of Frank Hulbert^ and Elizabeth M. 

(Kilbourne) Cleveland: 
i Kilbourne'-' Cleveland, b. at Worthington, Ohio, Sept. 

27, 1888. 
ii Raymond NathanieF Cleveland, b. at Salt Lake City, 
Utah, June 10, 1891 ; enHsted Oct. 4, 1917; assigned 
to Supply Co., 158th Infantry; went overseas Aug. 
II, 1918; served at Bordeaux, hauling supplies; re- 
turned to U. S., May, 1919. 

550 Lucy Annette^ Cleveland (Nancy Maria", Maurice^ 
Ehas^, Isaac*, Josiah^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at 
Worthington, Ohio, Apr. 25, 1866; d. Aug. 5, 1915; m. at 
Worthington, Ohio, May 26, 1896, Hector M. Phelps. 

Children of Hector M. and Lucy Annette^ (Cleveland) 

Phelps, 
all born in Columbus, Ohio : 
i Hector NathanieP Phelps, b. Apr. 23, 1898. 
ii Lucy Catherine^ Phelps, b. Feb. 11, 1901. 

551 Mary Clark^ Parsons (Capt. Elias Howard', Maurice", 
Elias^, Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Lan- 
caster, Ohio, Aug. 23, 1866; m. at Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 7, 
1886, Dr. Jesse Fonda Millspaugh ; b. June 18, 1855, at Battle 
Creek, Mich. ; son of Jacob and Mary Ann (Decker) Millspaugh. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 493 

(Jacob Millspaugh was b. in 1808, at or near Walden, N. Y. ; 
his wife was b. in 1818 near Pine Bush, N. Y. They resided at 
Walden and later at Battle Creek, Mich., where both died; he 
in 1859, she in 1858.) Dr. Millspaugh graduated from the 
University of Michigan in 1879, degree of A.B., and later A.M. 
He was a member of the Delta Upsilon and Phi Beta Kappa 
fraternities. For two years following graduation he was princi- 
pal of the Frankfort (Ind.) High School. He then studied 
medicine at the University of Michigan and completed his course 
in the University of Pennsylvania in 1883, receiving a diploma for 
special research in pathology, but practiced medicine only a short 
time. Fie moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, as teacher in the 
academic department of the Collegiate Institute of that city, and 
two years later its Superintendent. In 1890 he becanie the tirst 
Superintendent of the Public Schools of Salt Lake City, until 1S98, 
when he became President of the State Normal School at Winona, 
Minn. In 1904 he was appointed President of the Los Angeles, 
Cal., State Normal School, then located at Fifth Street and 
Grand Avenue. The school increased rapidly under his manage- 
ment and through his efforts ten magnificent buildings were 
erected on Vermont Avenue to take the place of the old ones, the 
largest of the group, the administration building, being known as 
Millspaugh Hall. He continued as President until three years 
ago, when failing health compelled retirement, as President 
Emeritus. He has held many important educational positions. 
He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Carleton College, 
Minnesota ; was a member of the Minnesota State Library 
Board, and member of the California State Board of Education, 
and was author of numerous papers and addresses on educational 
subjects. In 1918 the Los Angeles State Normal School was 
made the southern branch of the University of California, and 
Dr. Millspaugh became Dean and held that office in active service 
until his death, Dec. 12, 1919, at his home at Hollywood, Cal. 

Children of Dr. Jesse Fonda and Mary Clark^ (Parsons) 

Millspaugh, 
born at Salt Lake City, Utah: 

i Winnefred^ Millspaugh, b. May 13, 1887; is a teacher 
of history in the Pasadena (Cal.) High School. 



494 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

ii Helen^ Millspaugh, b. Aug. 25, 1892; m. at Los 
Angeles, Cal., Sept. 22, 1919, by Rev. Frank Irving 
Wheat, D.D., Carl Irving Wheat; b. Dec. 5, 1892, 
at Holliston, Mass. ; son of Rev. Frank Irving 
Wheat, D.D. (b. at Franklin, N. Y.) and Catherine 
(Pierce) Wheat (b. at Walton, N. Y.). Carl Irving 
Wheat was educated at the Public Schools of Los 
Angeles, Cal., Occidental Academy, and Pomona 
College, Los Angeles, A.B. 191 5, and Phi Beta 
Kappa. Spent two years in Harvard University 
Lavv? School. Sailed July 23, 1917, for France; 
served in American Ambulance until Sept. 20, 1917, 
when he entered U. S. Air Service; organized 
offices for headquarters U. S. Air vService at Paris 
and Tours. In Feb., 19 18, he was made Assistant 
Adjutant of School of Aerial Gunnery at Cozanix in 
connection with French Army "Ecole de air Accien." 
Called to Historical Staff Air Service immediately 
after armistice and remained on staff of Maj. Genl. 
Mason M. Patrick, chief of Air Service, until June 
7, 19 19. He was discharged at Rockwell Field, 
Cal., July 29, 1919. 



552 Katharine Bushnell^ Parsons (Elias Howard^ Mau- 
rice*^, Elias^, Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
at Salt Lake City, Utah, Apr. 8, 1873; m. Aug. 28, 1901, Dr. 
Walter Prince Keene of Washington, D. C. ; b. at Washington, 
June 26, 1870; son of Thomas Prince and Mary Elizabeth (Need- 
ham) Keene. Dr. Keene enlisted in 1898 in Co. H, ist D. C. 
Vol. Inft., attached to the first expedition to Cuba, when Co. H 
was tranferred to Provisional Engineers, U. S. Army ; was ap- 
pointed Acting Quartermaster, visiting Santiago. Guantanamo. 
Cuba, and Porto Rico, serving six months; Apr. 6, 1917, enrolled 
as Asst. Surg, and Lieut. M. C, U. S. N. Rerserves, and trans- 
ferred to Los Angeles, Cal., to command of Hospt. Dept. Marine 
Barracks, San Diego, Cal. ; was commissioned Lieut. M. C, 
U. S. N. and now in service. 



eighth generation 495 

Children of Dr. Walter Prince and Katharine^ 

(Parsons) Keene, 

all born at Washington, D. C. : 

i Howard Prince^ Keene, b. July 5, 1905 ; d. Mar. 5, 1907. 
ii Mary Virginia^ Keene, b. Feb. 28, 1908. 
iii Thomas Bradley^ Keene, b. Sept. 13, 1909. 

553 Bertha^ Parsons (Elias Howard', Maurice''', Elias^, 
Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Salt Lake 
City, Utah, Aug. 2, 1875; m. at Washington, D. C, June 28, 
1906, Harry Lyman Hibbard. 

Children of Harry Lyman and Bertha® (Parsons) 
Hibbard : 

i Arthur Parsons^ Hibbard, b. Oct. 3, 1908. 
ii Richard Lyman^ Hibbard, b. Nov. 14, 1913. 

(Record on pp. 341-2, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Almira* Parsons (Edward', Rev. Levi*^, IsraeP, Jacob*, 
Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. May i, 1844, at Grand 
Blanc, Mich. ; d. Feb. 25. 1895, at Grand Blanc, where she m. 
Feb. 18, 1868, G. Russell Parker; b. Nov. 2, 1839; d. Apr. 
17, 1917, at Holly, Oakland County, Mich.; son of Jonathan 
Demon Parker. She studied at Ypsilanti, Mich., and after mar- 
riage engaged in educational work with her husband under the 
American Missionary Association at Atlanta, Ga. 

Children of G. Russell and Almira* (Parsons) Parker, 
all born at Grand Blanc, Mich. : 
i Dorr^ Parker, b. 1870; d. 1874. 

654 ii James Willis"'' Parker, b. June i, 1872; m. Florence 

Durand. 

655 iii Clare Henry'' Parker, b. Apr. 21, 1876; m. Minnie 

McLellan. 

656 iv Sarah A.° Parker, b. July 26, 1880; m. Fred N. Lowry. 

554 Edward Buell- Parsons (Cyrus^, Thaddeus'', Gideon^, 
Daniel*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Oct. 4, 1841 ; 



496 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

d. June 9, 1919; ni. Frances Sutton, daughter of Allen and Eliza 
Ann (Mabbitt) Sutton of De Ruyter, N. Y. Allen Sutton was 
the son of Abraham and Esther (Carpenter) Sutton of West- 
chester County, N. Y., who emigrated to Central New York in 
1S08, settled a large farm and raised a family of six sons and 
three daughters. Originally they v/ere from England. Eliza 
Ann Mabbitt was the daughter of John and Hannah (Frink) 
Mabbitt of Mabbittsville, Dutchess County, N. Y. The Suttons 
and Mabbitts belonged to the "Society of Friends," sometimes 
called Quakers, a large and influential religious organization in 
Westchester, Dutchess and Madison Counties. Edward BuelP 
Parsons was b. at Cazenovia, N. Y. ; a student at the Seminary 
in 1857; in business in that village and in De Ruyter, N. Y., and 
now resides at Syracuse, N. Y. 

Children of Edward Buell'^ and Frances (Sutton) 
i Clarence Sutton^, now living at Spokane, Wash, 
ii Editha Anna^, graduate of Cazenovia (N. Y.) Seminary, 
1899; graduate of Emerson School of Oratory, 
Boston; teacher in West Virginia Wesleyan College 
at Buchanan, in the Women's College at Jacksonville, 
111., and is now one of the faculty of the School of 
Oratory, Syracuse University, 
iii Cyrus Wellington^, m. June 12, 1906, at Manlius, N. Y., 
Florence M. Helmer; daughter of Wm. Helmer and 
Stella Mariano Carr (Alva^ Alva^ Levi^ Levi^ 
Caleb^, Caleb*, SamueP, John^, Gov. Caleb^ Carr of 
Rhode Island). Child: (i) Carl Francis^ °, b. Apr.. 
d. May, 191 1. They live in Syracuse, N. Y. 

555 Harriet Aurelia^ Parsons (Reuben'^, Thaddeus", 
Gideon^, Daniel*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 
24, 1856, at Cazenovia, N. Y. ; d. Dec. 25, 1878, at Providence, 
R. I.; m. Oct. 11, 1876, at Cazenovia, William H. Richmond of 
Providence. In 1869 she was a student at Cazenovia Seminary. 

Children of William H. and Harriet Aurelia* (Parsons) 

Richmond, 
born at Providence, R. I. : 
i Henry Parsons^ Richmond, b. Sept. 30, 1877; m. 
Nellie Sophila Wilson, daughter of Joseph Thomas 



EIGHTH GENERATION 497 

and Sophila Annette Wilson. (They were second 
cousins.) Children: {i) Robert Wilson^° Richmond, 
b. Nov. 14, 1903, at Boston, Mass. (2) Nancy 
Sophila^" Richmond, b. Dec. 25, 1908, at Boston, 
Mass. 
ii Russell William^ Richmond, b. Dec. 22, 1878; m. 
Grace Pierce; b. May 19, 1879; daughter of George 
Luther and Sarah Esther (Cory) Pierce. Children: 
(i) Cory Pierce^" Richmond, b. Mar. 25, 1910, at 
Providence, R. I. (2) Parsons Pierce^" Richmond, 
b. June 2y, 1911, at Providence, R. I. (3) Barbara^" 
Richmond, b. Mar. 29. 1905, at Providence, R. I. 

556 Elizabeth Smitii^ Parsons (Reuben", Thaddeus'', 
Gideon"', Daniel^, DanieP, Esq. Joseph'-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 
9, i860, at Cazenovia, N. Y. ; m. (i) May 3, 1883, Walter M. 
Jewett of Cazenovia, who d. at Syracuse, N. Y., Aug. 3, 1885. 
She m. (2) Oct. 21, 1908, Edward A. Bond of Albany, N. Y. 
She was in Cazenovia Seminary in 1872. 

Children of Walter M. and Elizabeth S.® (Parsons) 

Jewett : 
i Walter Bentley^ Jewett, b. July 24, 1885, at Syracuse, 
N. Y. ; m. Apr. 12, 1911, Edna Elizabeth Ross; 
b. in 1888; daughter of John Wallace and Elizabeth 
Ann (Pitcher) Ross. 

557 William* Parsons (Cleveland", Gideon^, Gideon^, 
Daniel*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 13, 1837; 
d. in 1864; m. Charity Edwards. 

Children of W^illiam^ and Charity (Edwards) Parsons: 
i Walter", b. June 25, i860; m. Barbara Dixon, 
ii Ellis'', b. Oct. 11, 1861 ; m. Nov. 21, 1889, Elta Brown. 
Children: (i) Hollisi°. (2) Alta^°. (3) Harmon 
\V}\ (4) Ralph^^ (5) Lois^". 

558 Sarah A.* Parsons (Cleveland^ Gideon*', Gideon^ 
Daniel*, Daniel'', Esq. Joseph'-, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 26, 1839; 
d. May, 1914; m. Dec. 7, 1856, Henry Shipley; b. Oct. 28, 1830; 
d. June, 1913. 



49s the parsons family 

Children of Henry and Sarah A.^ (Parsons) Shipley: 

657 i Willis Melville^ Shipley, b. Sept. 27, 1857; m. Elma 

Simmons. 

658 ii Josiah Cleveland'' Shipley, b. Nov. 10, 1859; m. (i) Eva 

Dixon; m. (2) Ella Bowman; m. (3) Sadie 
Peasley. 

659 iii Elmer Ellsv/orth" Shipley, b. Nov. 6, 1861 ; m. (i) 

Emma Bowman; m. (2) Ida Edman. 

iv Eliram D.** Shipley, b. Jan. 17, 1864; d. July 14. 1865. 

v Miles Marion^ Shipley, b. May 13, 1867; m. Sept. 17, 
1897, Jennie Day ; lives at Centerburg, Ohio. One 
child, d. an infant. 

vi Martha Elizabeth^ Shipley, b. May 24, 1869; m. (i) 
Sept. 30, 1891, James Shipp, who d. ; m. (2) John 
Pickering. Child: (i) Parks Henry^° Shipp; lives 
at Johnstown, Ohio, Rural Delivery. 

vii Zoa Zelma° Shipley, b. July 10, 1876; m. Apr. 11, 1896, 
Ora C. Bowman. They live at Centerburg, Ohio, 
Rural Delivery. Children: (i) Lena Bell" Bow- 
man. (2) Eva Marie" Bowman. (3) Esther 
Elmer" Bowman. (4) John Wesley^° Bowman. 

viii Charles Henry^ Shipley, b. June i, 1879; d. June 
19, 1893. 

559 Sumner C.^ Parsons (Cleveland^ Gideon", Gideon", 
Daniel*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 20, 1843; 
m. May 9, 1867, Anna V. Burgeson ; b. July 3, 1849. They live 
near Johnstown, Ohio. 

Children of Sumner C.® and Anna (Burgeson) Parsons: 
i Laura E.^, b. Aug. 16, 1868; m. Hayman. 

ii Bcrtlia A.^ b. Oct. 20, 1869; d. May 18, 1896; m. 

June 15, 1889, Delano E. Shafer. 
iii Mertia Idema^, b. Oct. 9, 1871 ; m. John Elder. 
iv Nelson Leroy^, b. Apr. 14, 1874; m. (i) Feb. 24, 1897, 

Lulu Stephens, who d. Mar., 1897; m. (2) Jan. 28, 

1903, Alta Stout. 
V Orpha AdelP, b. Aug. 29, 1876; m. June 21, 1899, Ora 

Layman. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 499 

vi Byra Benton^ b. Nov. 21, 1879; m. July 21, 1900, 

Lura Anderson, 
vii Jennie Melissa^ b. Mar. 16, 1882; m. June 10, 1903, 

Guy Layman, 
viii Delos Fillmore^ b. Mar. 3, 1884; m. Feb. 15, 1905, 

Blanche Dixon, 
ix Jessie Walden^ b. Feb. 12, 1888; m. July 5, 1907, 

Bessie Sinco. 
X Opal Annola^ b. Mar. 28, 1890; m. Glenn Shipley, 
xi Gladys Ellen-', b. Aug. 29. 1896; m. Ray Dixon. 

560 Clarissa® Parsons (Cleveland", Gideon", Gideon^ 
Daniel"*, Daniel", Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 6, 1849; 
d. Apr. 10, 1912; m. Mar. 18, 1869, James Cooper. 

Children of James and Clarissa^ (Parsons) Cooper: 

i Lucy M.^ Cooper, 

ii Franklin^ Cooper, 

iii William^ Cooper, 

iv Charles^ Cooper. 

V Marion^ Cooper, 

vi Grove C.® Cooper, 

vii Delia Montgomery^ Cooper. 

561 Merrill Cleveland® Parsons (Marcus", Gideon", 
Gideon^ Daniel', Daniel^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 
30, 1835; m. Nov. 19, 1865, Elizabeth Wenger; b. Aug. 9, 1843; 
d. Feb. 28, 1915. 

Children of Merrill C.® and Elizabeth (Wenger) Parsons: 
i Infant^ daughter, b. and d. Sept. 29, 1866. 
ii Amy Emonia^, b. Dec. 15, 1868; m. (i) Jan. 13, 1887, 
Elmer Hawkins. Children: (i) Harry H.'° Haw- 
kins, b. June 7, 1888. (2) Peninah Elizabeth^" 
Hawkins, b. June 2"/, 1890; m. Feb. 27. 1909, Fred 
Dennewitz. Child: i, Joy Bella" Dennewitz, b. Oct. 
26, 1910. (3) Merrill McKinley^" Hawkins, b. Oct. 
8, 1893. She m. (2) Feb. 27, 1902, Samuel K. 
Greenwood. Child: (4) Oman Lee" Greenwood, b. 
Nov. 9, 1904. 



500 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

iii Harvey Minor^, b. Mar. 29, 1870; d. Oct. 23, 1893, in 
the opening of Oklahoma; unm. 

iv Andy Hadley^ b. Sept. 9, 1872; m. Sept. 10, 1891, 

Martha Lennington. 
V Harriett Ann®, b. Apr. 15, 1884; m. Feb. 27, 1908, 
Perry Davis. Children: (i) Clarence Jenkins^" 
Davis, b. Nov. 10, 1909. (2) Russell Cleveland^" 
Davis, b. Nov. 14, 1910. (3) Harold Perry^° Davis, 
b. Feb. 10, 1912. (4) Merrill CeciP° Davis, b. Sept. 
21, 1915. 



562 Robert Clinton^ Parsons (DeWitt Clinton^, Gideon^, 
Gideon^, Daniel*, DanieF, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at 
Appleton, Ohio. May 20, 1847; ni. at Appleton, Ohio, Jan. 9, 
1873, Lorenza M. Ferguson; b. Nov. 22, 1847; daughter of 
William and vSarah Ferguson. He v^^as educated at the High 
School at Johnstown, Ohio. He is a farmer and stock raiser 
and has lived at Havensville, Kans., since marriage, and there 
his children were born. 

Children of Robert Clinton^ and Lorenza M. (Ferguson) 

Parsons : 
i Edwin Ovet^ b. Sept. 27, 1874; m. Feb. 19, 1903, 
lona Pearry, daughter of Robert Pearry. He is a 
blacksmith. 

ii Amy Amelia^, b. Mar. 26, 1876; m. George Bartlett, son 
of Isaac Bartlett, who is a mail carrier. Children: 
(i) Wilvin Virgipo Bartlett, b. July 19, 1908. (2) 
Belva Lorenza^*' Bartlett, b. Apr. 18, 1910. (3) 
George Marion^° Bartlett, b. June 25, 1912. (4) 
Clinton Otis^" Bartlett. b. Oct. 10, 1914. (5) Naomi 
Armilotta^" Bartlett, b. Aug. 27, 1916. 

iii Harley Otis®, b. Jan. 29. 1878; d. Aug. 28, 1879. 

iv Carley Anson®, b. Nov. i, 1880; d. Feb. 21, 1894. 

V Verner DeWitt, b. Oct. 10, 1884. He is a druggist. 

vi Mary Vanelia®, b. July 24, 1886; m. Leigh Area, a 
barber. Children: (i) Elva Adella^° Area, b. Nov. 
14, 1907. (2) Eva Lucela^° Area, b. Sept. 9, 1910. 
(3) Dale Laverne^" Area, b. Oct. 7, 1913. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 5°^ 

vii Sarah Savilla^, b. Nov. 27, 1887; m. Oct. 23, 1903, 
Jesse Lasater; b. in 1873; son of James B. Lasater. 
He is a farmer. Children: (i) Clerin^" Lasater, b. 
Apr. 21, 1903. (2) Orville^° Lasater, b. Aug. 26, 
1910. (3) Sarah Savilla^° Lasater, b. July 9, 1913. 

viii Linley EarP, b. July 18, 1890. He is a farmer, 
ix Lorenza Adella", b. Jan. 16, 1892. 



563 Henry Franklin^ Parsons (DeWitt Clinton^ Gideon*', 
Gideon^, Daniel*. DanieP, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at 
Appleton, Ohio, Sept. 7, 185 1 ; m. Electa Jones. He is a farmer 
at Troutdale, Ore. 

Children of Henry Franklin*^ and Electa (Jones) 
Parsons : 

i Margaret Janevorah^, b. Oct. 27, 1878; m. Jan. 22, 
1896, Zenas G. vSchenck. He is a railroad agent at 
Jennings Lodge, Ore. Children: (i) Barrel 
Henry^° Schenck, b. Dec. 27, 1912; d. Dec. 31, 1912. 
(2) John Franklin^° Schenck, b. Mar. 12, 1914. (3) 
Archie Marion^° Schenck, b. May 14, 1915. (4) 
Daniel Robert^" Schenck, b. May 22, 19 17. 

ii Dora Victoria", b. Apr. i, 1881 ; m. Nov. 15, 1910, 
Charles Shute. He is a bookkeeper at Portland, Ore. 
Child: (i) Charles Herbert" Shute, b. Apr. 4, 1914. 
• iii Newton Sylvester^, b. Nov. 21, 1887; ni. Nov. 7, 1906, 
Mary Stella McNeal. He is a railroad telegrapher 
at Troutdale, Ore. Children: (i) Faye Louise", 
b. Feb. 4, 1909. (2) Dale", b. June 13, 191 1. 

iv Ruby Rayetta^, b. June 27, 1894; m. Sept. 7, 1910. 
David T. Ritchie. He is a school teacher at Kansas 
City, Kans. Children: (i) Gerald David" Ritchie, 
b. May 26, 1912. (2) Dorothy Louise^° Ritchie, 
b. Apr. 14, 1915. 

V Leola Isabelle'', b. Oct. 2, 1896. She is a bookkeeper 
at Portland, Ore. 

vi Clarence Franklin'', b. Nov. 5, 1898. He is a. ship car- 
penter at Vancouver, Wash. 



502 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

564 George Washington^ Parsons (DeWitt Clinton'^, 
Gideon*', Gideon^, Daniel*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), 
b. near Appleton, Ohio, Sept. 13, 1853; m. Sept. 13, 1878, Marcia 
Lavinia Metcalf ; b. in western Missouri ; daughter of Howell 
Mitchell and Alice Metcalf. They lived at White Salmon, Wash. 
He is a farmer ; has lived in Kansas and for the last twenty-seven 
years in Washington. 

Children of George Washington^ and Marcia Lavina 
(Metcalf) Parsons: 
i Alice Jenevorah^, b. Aug. 8, 1879; m. June 2, 1901, 
Henry Albert Shute; b. Jan. 14, 1876; son of 
William and Mary Shute. They reside at Van- 
couver, M'ash. Children: (i) Marcia AHce^° Shute, 
b. July 22, 1904. (2) Marion WilHam" Shute 
(twin of above) ; d. Mar. 12, 1905. (3) Henry 
Albert^" Shute, b. Dec. 18, 1906. 

ii Altha Venelia^, b. Apr. 10, 1881 ; m. Sept. 18, 1904, 
Joseph Andrew Morris ; b. in Missouri, Sept. 30, 
1879; son of Joseph Andrew and Mary Morris (now 
Mrs. C. A. Shurte). Resides at Vancouver, \\^ash. 
Children: (i) Marie"^ Morris, b. July 15, 1905. (2) 
Joseph Earle^" Morris, b. Oct. 10, 1906. 

iii Clinton Washington^, b. Apr. 10, 1883; m. Oct. 7, 1903, 
Luetta Belle Horner ; b. at Heppner, Ore., Apr. 7, 
1880 ; daughter of Daniel Webster and Alice Horner. 
They reside at Claresholm, Alta., Canada. Children: 
(i) Guy Clinton^°, b. Mar. 16, 1905. (2) Alice 
Marcia^", b. Feb. 20, 1907. (3) Russell Lee", b. 
June 15, 1915. (4) Ivan Ray", b. Oct. 12, 1917. 

iv Hattie Maude-', b. May 12, 1885 ; m. Dec. 25, 1904, 
Thomas Reuben Boston (divorced). Children: (i) 
Altha Jenevorah" Boston, b. Feb. 13, 1909. (2) 
Vera Maude" Boston, b. Aug. 12, 1913. 

V Walter ManuaP, b. Mar. i, 1887; m. Sept. 22,, 1916, 
Tressie Leona Turner ; b. in Missouri, June 2'j, 
1887; daughter of Abel Lee Turner. They reside 
at White Salmon, Wash. Child: (i) Ruth Garnet", 
b. July 5, 1917. 

vi Stella Cordelia^, b. May 21, 1889; m. June 16, 1910, 
Amza Orville Caskey; b. in Missouri, Nov. 16, 1808; 



EIGHTH GENERATION 503 

son of George Washington and Hattie Caskey (now 
Mrs. Toneyj. They reside at Vancouver, Wash. 
Children: (i) Elizabeth^° Caskey, b. Aug. 9, 191 1. 
(2) George Parsons^" Caskey, b. Mar. 4, 1913. (3) 
Retta Lavina^° Caskey, b. Feb. 28, 19 15. (4) Amza 
Orville Caskey, Jr., b. Dec. 11, 1917. 

vii Ralph MitchelP, b. Alar. 30, 1893 ; m. July 4, 1916, 
Mildred Ruth Duley ; b. Mar. 16, 1894, at Portland, 
Ore. ; daughter of Charles and Carrie Duley. They 
reside at Sisson, Cal. Child: (i) Ralph Seely", b. 
May 5, 1917. 

viii Lee Retta Eldora^, b. June 3, 1895; m. June 13, 1917, 
W'endall Hylmar Mathews; b. May 8, 1895, at Van- 
couver, Wash. ; son of James Milton and Iva Soe 
Mathews. 

ix Birdie Lavinia^, b. Nov. 24, 1897. 
X Rena Garnet®, b. July 17, 1900. 

xi Franklyn Metcalfe, b. Mar. 23, 1903. 

xii Ernest George^, b, Nov. 5, 1905. 

565 Marcus Warner* Parsons (DeWitt Clinton", Gideon®, 
Gideon^, Daniel*, DanieF, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. near 
Appleton, Ohio, Dec. 21, 1855, and moved with his parents to 
Havensville, Kans., and later was a barber in Kansas City, Mo., 
where he d. Apr. 15, 1917. He m. in 1885 Rhen Ann Bartlett. 
She resides in Kansas City, Mo. 

Children of Marcus Warner* and Rhen Ann (Bartlett) 

Parsons : 
i Ellis Clinton®, b. Oct. 25, 1887. He is a wireless 

operator with the U. S. Army in France ; unm. 
ii Thomas®, b. Dec. 11, 1890; d. at age of 16 months, 
iii Emily Janevorah, b. Dec. 25, 1892; m. Apr. 19, 1916, 
Francis DePaul Perney at the First Christian Church 
in Topeka, Kans. They now (1917) reside in 
Kansas City, Mo. 

566 Levi Cleveland^ Parsons (DeWitt Clinton'', Gideon^, 
Gideon^, Daniel*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. July 
24, 1858; d. Jan. 17, 1914; m. July 24, 1882, Ida L. Rinebarger. 



504 the parsons family 

Children of Levi Cleveland^ and Ida L. (Rinebarger) 

Parsons : 
i Ona A/-" b. Mar. 17, 1884; m. Aug. 6, 191 1, William 
T. Drake. He is a lawyer living at Wagoner, Okla. 
ii Henry DeWitt^ b. Feb. 6, 1886; m. June 11, 1912, 
Perle B. Cooper. He is a railroad station agent and 
operator at Clements, Kans. 
iii Ellen J.°, b. Aug. 22, 1888; m. July 24, 1913, Louis 
M. Puderbaugh. He is a grain dealer and farmer at 
Ozawkie, Kans. 
iv Jay Cleveland^ b. Jan. 6, 1891 ; m. Jan. 6, 1912, Mabel 
Iva Haney. He is a farmer and rural route carrier 
at Clements, Kans. 

V Emma V.®, b. Dec. 26, 1892. She is a stenographer 

and bookkeeper at Sapulpa, Okla. 
vi Florence Myrtle^, b. Aug. 17, 1896. She is a teacher 

at Sapulpa, Okla. 
vii Arthur Levi^, b. May 27, 1905. He is on the home 

farm at Elmdale, Kans. 
viii Claude Milton^, b. June 21, 1909. He is on the home 

farm at Elmdale, Kans. 

567 Ora Vanelia® Parsons (DeWitt Clinton", Gideon" 
Gideon^, Daniel^, Daniel"', Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. Dec. 
29, i860; m. George Vance. 

Children of George and Ora V.^ (Parsons) Vance: 

i Minnie M.^ Vance, 

ii William L.** Vance, 

iii Ross E.^ Vance, 

iv Jesse A." Vance. 

V Elsie G.'' Vance, 
vi Edna A.° Vance. 

vii Aimer C.^ Vance. 

568 Albert M.* Stanton (Lovina^ Parsons, Walter", 
Gideon^, Daniel*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 
21, 1844; d. June 5, 1914; m. (i) June 7, 1870, Maria Phipps • 
b. May 5, 1850; d. July 6. 1903; m. (2) June i, 1904, Jennie*^ 
Seward, daughter of JoeP Seward, Jr., and granddaughter of 
Flavia® (daughter of Gideon^) Parsons. 



eighth generation 5^5 

Children of Albert M.^ and Maria (Phipps) Stanton: 

i George Henry'' Stanton, b. June 5, 1871 ; m. Mar. 15, 

1894, Nellie Antoinette Coddington. 
ii Jennie Carlista^ Stanton, b. Apr. 8, 1872; m. Feb. 3, 

1892, Albert Morris Fostnight. Children: (i) 

Walter^" Fostnight, b. May 3, 1S93. (2) Albert 

Clarence" Fostnight, b. Mar. 19, 1895. (3) Amy 

Viola" Fostnight, b. Feb. 5, 1898. 
iii Marvin^ Stanton, b. Aug. 23, 1874; m. Sept. 23, 1893, 

Kate Grace Conrad. Child: (i) Herman" Stanton, 

b. Mar. 7, 1900. 
iv Walter Augustus'' Stanton, b. July 2^, 1876; m. Feb. 

26, 1899, Lucy E. Codding. Child: (i) Elva 

Antoinette" Stanton, b. Jan. 23, 1900. 
V Clara Grace'' Stanton, b. June 12, 1878; m. Dec. 24, 

1897, Pierce I. Conrad, b. July i, 1873. Child: (i) 

Opal Viola" Conrad, b. Nov. 6, 1898. 
vi Elsie Melissa" Stanton, b. Jan. 18, 1883. 
vii Amy Maude" Stanton, b. Apr. 9, 1885; d. Apr. 11, 

1890. 
viii Arthur L." Stanton, b. July 25, 1887; m. 

Child: (i ) Beatrice Ruth" Stanton, b. Apr. 25, 1909. 
ix Gladys Mary" Stanton, b. Apr. 28, 1892. 



569 Marvin^ Parsons (Hervey Wilbur', Walter*^, Gideon^, 
Daniel*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Cazenovia, 
N. Y., June 15, 1845; m. June 18, 1872, Clara Fidelia Field, 
daughter of William and Evalina (Eddy) Field of Providence, 
R. I. Mr. Parsons and family live in Syracuse. N. Y., and for 
thirty-three years he has been v^'ith the Solvay Process Company 
as machinist and toolmaker. 

Children of Marvin^ and Clara Fidelia (Field) Parsons, 
all born at Syracuse, N. Y. : 

i Roy H.", b. Oct. 4, 1873 ; unm. 

ii Bertie M.", b. Aug. 2, 1879; d. June 2, 18S1. 

iii Grace Lent", b. Mar. 12, 1882; d. Dec. 15, 1S94. 

iv Mortimer David", b. Oct. 3. 1891 ; d. Jan. 14, 1912. 



5o6 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

570 Clinton J.^ Parsons (Hervey Wilbur'^, Walter*', 
Gideon^ Daniel*, Daniel', Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. July 
15, 1863; m. Eva Frances Noe; b. Mar. 22, 1865. They live 
at Syracuse, N. Y. 

Children of Clinton J.^ and Eva F. (Noe) Parsons, 
all born at Syracuse, N. Y. : 
i Pearl Marie^ b. Sept. 2, 1890; m. Apr. 7, 191 1, Charles 
Hamilton Adsit of Manlius, N. Y. Children: (i) 
Eva Izora^" Adsit, b. Feb. 16, 1912. (2) Ruth 
May" Adsit, b. July 3, 1913. 
ii Hov^ard Noe^, b. July 19, 1894; m. Apr. i, 1917, Nina 
May Johnson. Child: (i) Bethel Aletha", b. Nov. 
10, 1918. 
iii Frank Marvin^ b. Nov. 10, 1896. 
iv Vern^, b. May 28, 1903. 



571 Emma Jane** Parsons (Ambrose'', Walter*', Gideon-', 
DanieP, DanieP, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 10, 1843; 
d. Jan. 3, 1866; m. Feb. 17, 1862, Amos H.' Towne (Amos", 
Absalom^, Elisha*, Jacob^, Jacob'-, William^), son of Amos'' and 
Philancy (Utley) Towne of Saquoit, N. Y. ("Descendants of 
Wm. Towne," p. 50.) He was b. Jan. 25. 1828. 

Helen Sophia^ Parsons (sister of Emma* J.) was b. Jan. 15, 
1848; d. Aug. 7, 1907; m. Jan. 17, 1867, the above mentioned 
Amos H. Towne (his 2d wife). 

Children of Amos H.'^ and Emma J.* (Parsons) Towne: 
i Eva Augusta^ Towne, b. Oct. 10, 1863 ; d. July 14, 
1901 ; m. Sept. 15, 1886, Curtis Van Hoesen; b. May 
10, 1863. Child: (i) Ada E." Van Hoesen, b. Sept. 
25, ; m. Jan. i, 1912, Frank Edward Hill. 

Child: I, 11 Hill; b. May 9, 1914. 

ii Emma Jane^ Towne, b. Dec. 13, 1865; m. Dec. 6, 1888, 
Duane Edwin Ensign; b. Dec. 17, 1859. Children: 
(i) Harold Grover" Ensign, b. Apr. 13, 1891 ; m. 
Sept. 5, 1914, Lena Stephens. (2) Bessie Elena" 
Ensign, b. Aug. 2, 1895. 



eighth generation 507 

Children of Amos H.' and Helen Sophia^ (Parsons) Towne: 

iii Nora Louise^ Towne, b. Nov. 17, 1867; m. Oct. 12, 
1892, Richard Davies ; b. Nov. 28, 1869. Child: (i) 
Charles Frederick^"' Davies, b. July 13, 1893. 

iv Amos Parsons^ Towne, b. Mar. 16, 1870; d. Sept. 8, 
191 1 ; m. Aug. 15, 1894, Lulu Miller, b. July 7, 1878. 
Child: (i) Hazel May" Towne, b. Feb. 13, 1896. 

V Clayton Derwood^ Towne, b. Mar. 27, 1872; m. Feb. 
24, 1897, Flora Johnson. Child: (i) Beatrice 
Emma" Towne, b. Sept. 25, 1898. 

vi George Llewellyn^ Towne, b. Feb. 28, 1875 ; d. June 
19, 1898. 

vii Anna Mary^ Towne, b. July 2, 1877; m. Jan. i, 1902, 
William Howard Davies. Children: (i) Barbara 
EHzabeth" Davies, b. Feb. 18, 191 1. (2) " 

Davies; b. Mar. 29, 1915. 
viii Ruth Winifred^ Tov/ne, b. Oct. 2, 1879; m. Sept. 16, 
1903, Floyd Justin Loomis. Children: (i) Doris 
Eleanor" Loomis, b. Oct. 26, 1904. (2) William 
Justin" Loomis, b. Dec. 2, 1905. (3) Helen" 
Loomis, b. Feb. 5, 1908. (4) Florence Justina" 
Loomis, b. Jan. 16, 191 1. (5) Stanley" Loomis, b. 
Apr. 20, 1913. 

ix Charles Ambrose^ Tovv-ne, b. July 24, 1882; d. Mar. 3, 

1893. 
X Herbert Leon^ Towne, b. Jan. 3, 1887; m. Nov. 18, 
1908, ]\Iay Brewster. 



572 Guilford H.^ Parsons (Horace^ Festus°, Gideon^ 
Daniel*, Daniel^ Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 19, 1855, 
at Kirkville, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 3, 1879, Caroline Amelia Kent; b. 
Mar. 15, 1857; daughter of Duane and Lucinda (Smith) Kent. 
Duane Kent was a son of Hiram Marvin and Emily (Brooks) 
Kent and a brother of Maria Ellen Kent, who m. Hervey ^\^" 
Parsons. Llis wife Lucinda Smith was a daughter of Eliakim 
Smith, a son of Jonathan (of Whately, Mass.) and Deborah 
(Corey) Smith. 



5o8 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Children of Guilford II.** and Caroline Amelia (Kent) 

Parsons: 
i Florence M.^ b. June 29, 1884; d. June 10, 1909, at 

Kirkville, N. Y. 
ii Floyd Kent'-', b. Nov. 23, 1885 ; m. Oct. 10, 1912, Mary 
L. Sheridan; b. June 22, 1890. They live at Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. 
iii Dora BelP, b. Mar. 17, i! 



573 Parker S.^ Carr (Emeline^ Parsons, Festus®, Gideon^ 
Daniel*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 11, 1842, 
at Kirkville, N. Y. ; d. May 20, 1900, at the Buffalo General 
Hospital, Buffalo, N. Y. ; m. May 5, 1869, by Rev. Wm. C. 
Phillips, near N. Manlius, N. Y., to Frances Permilia^° Kingsley, 
daughter of Ashbel Searle Kingsley and Harriet Cordelia Pardee. 
She was b. Feb. 14, 1850, at Liverpool, N. Y., where her father 
was principal of the school and where he died soon after her 
birth (Ashbel S. Kingsley*^, Chas.**, Jonathan", Jonathan'^, Salmon^ 
Ezerd^ John^, Eldad-, John^). Mrs. Chas.^ Kingsley was a 
daughter of Alpheus and Hannah (Gates [2d wife]) Boutelle, 
early settlers in Otisco, Onondaga County. Harriet C. Pardee 
was one of ten children of Nancy Rhodes and Ezra Webb Pardee, 
whose mother was of Gen. Webb's family. Frances P. 
(Kingsley) Carr was a teacher, and the first woman school trustee 
in New York state. She is a charter member of Fayetteville 
Chapter, O. E. S. 197. She is now (1916) Right Worthy Grand 
Representative of Scotland Grand Chapter of New York. Parker 
S. Carr attended Cazenovia Seminary in i860, taught in several 
schools, studied law with Sedgwick, Anderson & Kennedy at 
Syracuse, N. Y. ; was admitted to the Onondaga County Bar 
in 1864; opened an office in Fayetteville, N. Y., and also 
conducted a large insurance business there. He was Commis- 
sioner of Schools in the eastern part of the county, 1870-79, and 
Justice of the Peace twelve years. He delivered many lectures, 
two on "Aaron Burr" and "The Development of American Insti- 
tutions," and the others, illustrated by stereopticon, on his travels 
in Europe. He was a member of the Fayetteville Lodge, F. and 
A. M., No. 578, and of the Masonic Veterans Association, of 
Onondaga County. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 509 

Children of Parker S.^ and Frances P. (Kingsley) Carr: 
i Florence Emily" Carr, b. June 5, 1872. 
ii Frederick George" Carr, b. June i, 1874; d. Aug. 18, 
1874. 

574 Albert G.^ Carr (Emeline^ Parsons, Festus'', Gideon^, 
Daniel*, DanieF, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. i, 1856, 
at Kirkville, N. Y. ; m. May 22, 1883, by Rev. Geo. H. Mueller 
of Shakopee, Minn., to Anna A. Heidenreich, daughter of Wm. 
Heidenreich. Mr. Carr, after teaching for a few years near his 
home, was employed in railroad offices in the West. Returning 
to New York State, he was engaged in mercantile business in 
Fayetteville, N. Y., later removing to Syracuse, N. Y.. where he 
now resides. He is a member of Fayetteville Lodge, F. & A. M., 
No. 578. 

Child of Albert G.® and Anna (Heidenreich) Carr: 
i Augusta B." Carr, b. Sept. 8, 1885, at Shakopee, Minn. ; 
m. Nov. I, 1905, at Fayetteville, N. Y., to Willard 
Gould Blasdell, son of Charles and (Gould) 

Blasdell of Syracuse, N. Y. 

575 George R. Parsons (John P.'^, Festus^, Gideon^ Daniel*, 
DanieP, Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 15, 1848, at 
Fulton, N. Y. ; m. (i) Nov. 24, 1872, at Dallas Township, Taylor 
County, Iowa, Flaville R. Miller, daughter of James K. and 
Laura (Pierce) Miller. She d. June 15, 1893. He m. (2) June 
19, 1895, at Goshen, Ind., by Rev. Krupp, Margaret Good, who 
was b. Nov. 25, 1865. They live in Nappanee, Elkhart County, 
Ind. 

Children of George R.® and Flaville R. (Miller) Parsons: 
i Minnie O.", b. Sept. 14, 1873; m. Sept. 25, 

William Johnson. Children: (i) George^" Johnson. 
(2) Beulah^'^ Johnson. (3) Forest^' Johnson, 
ii Charles A.", b. July 24, 1875; m. Nora A. Leighton. 
Children: (i) Earl A.i°. (2) Dale R.^". (3) 
Loveland S.^° 
iii Nellie M.« , b. Mar. 25, 1881 ; m. M. W. Crouch, Mocks- 
burg, Iowa. 



5io the parsons family 

Children of George R.^ and Margaret (Good) Parsons: 
iv Frank RusselP, b. Sept. 30, 1896, at New Market, 

Taylor County, Iowa. 
V George Robert®, b. Oct. 19, 1910, at Nappanee, Ind. 

The first three were born in Dallas Township, Taylor County. 
Iowa. Mr. George Parsons was a member of Co. A, 184th Regt., 
N. Y. Infantry, during the Rebellion. 

576 Jay M.^ Parsons (John P.', Festus*^, Gideon^ Daniel*, 
DanieP, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. June i, 1856, at Fulton, 
N. Y. ; m. (i) Sept. 25, 1879, in Mason Township, Taylor 
County, Iowa, by Rev. Hanshaw, Dora H. Fuller, daughter 
of Wm. S. and Lauretta (Miller) Fuller; b. Mar. 25, 1862, 
at Marilla, Erie County, N. Y. ; d. Apr. 9, 1894; buried at 
Dallas Center, Taylor County; m. (2) Feb. 23, 1898, at New 
Market, Iowa, by Rev. E. B. Osborne, Ida M. Wilson, daughter 
of Nathaniel and Mary F. (Bennett) Wilson; b. at Vail, Craw- 
ford County, Iowa. Resides at New Market, Taylor County, 
Iowa. 

Children of Jay M.^ and Dora H. (Fuller) Parsons, 
all born at New Market, lowar 
i Lillie, b. Jan. 9, 1881 in Mason Township, Iowa; d. 

Mar. 15, 1881 ; buried at Dallas Center, Iowa, 
ii William J.®, b. Dec. 19, 1881 ; m. Oct. i, 1902. at 
County Seat, Dell M. Moore; b. Nov. 30, 1882. in 
McDonough County, 111. ; daughter of Robert T. 
and Jane C. (Bodenhanner) Moore. He is a mer- 
chant at New Market, Iowa. Children (b. at New 
Market, Iowa) : (i) Nola May^°, b. July 3, 1903. 
(2) Morle Robert^", b. Sept. 19, 1906. 
660 iii Estella O.^, b. July 19, 1885 ; m. Norman E. Huddle. 
iv Grace L.®, b. June 21, 1888; m. Dec. i, 1909, at New 
Market, Iowa, Carl J. Fitzsimmons ; b. Aug. 4, 1888, 
at Des Moines, Iowa; son of S. A. Fitzsimmons. 
Carl J. Fitzsimmons is a railroad fireman. Children: 
(i) Leonard CarP" Fitzsimmons, b. at Washington, 
Kans., Aug. 21, 1910. (2) Dale Dee^° Fitzsimmons, 
b. in New Market, Iowa, May 9, 1912. 



eighth generation 51i 

Children of Jay M.^ and Ida M. (Wilson) Parsons: 
V Myron R.°, b. Feb. 3, 1900. 
vi Leo B.^, b. Feb. 23, 1902. 
vii Mary E.^, b. Sept. 22, 1907. 

(Record on p. 348, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Lewis B.® Parsons (Philo'^, Lewis Baldwin", Capt. Charles^ 
Aaron*, Daniel^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Detroit, 
Mich., Aug. 7, 1850; d. at Seattle, Wash., June 20, 1918; m. 
(i) at North Adams, Mass., July 20, 1870, Harriet M. Streeter; 
b. Sept. 23, 1850; daughter of Charles E. and Emily J. (Spear) 
Streeter. He m. (2) Mrs. Margaret A. Nicholson. Mr. Parsons 
was a graduate of the University of Michigan, Class of 1872. 
He resided at North Adams and Detroit, Mich., until about 1886, 
when he removed to Seattle, and was for many years connected 
Vv'ith the Street Department of that City. From 1910 to 1915 
he had a fruit ranch at Yakima, \\^ash., but returned to Seattle 
in 191 5, and was a contractor and builder from then until his 
death. 

Children of Lewis B.^ and Harriet M. (Streeter) 
Parsons ; 
i Anna Helen^, b. Sept. 29, 1874, at North i\dams, Mass. ; 
m. in 1904, Harry Sturges Kellogg of New York; 
b. Sept. 4, 1855 ; son of Lyman Mack and Caroline 
(Sturges) Kellogg. He is a lawyer at Bath, N. Y. 
661 ii Margaret Elwood^, b. Jan. 4, 1876; m. Robert Kemp 
Minson. 
iii Josephine McKee^ b. Dec. 26, 1878, at Detroit, Mich, 
m. (i) 1900, C. B. Lawrence, at Detroit. Mich, 
divorced, and later m. (2) at Detroit, A. P. Muscat 
b. in the Island of Malta. Child: (i) Elwood Par- 
sons^" Lawrence, b. July 7, 1901, at Detroit, Mich. 

(Record on p. 348, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Mary Lucina^ Parsons (Philo^ Lewis B.", Capt. CharIes^ 
Aaron*, Danieh\ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Detroit, 
Mich.. Oct. 10, i860; m. Apr. 22, 1885, at Detroit. Mich., Fred- 
erick Grout Chidsev. 



512 the parsons family 

Children of Frederick Grout and Mary Lucina^ (Parsons) 

Chidsey, 
all born at Detroit, Mich. : 
i Frederick Parsons^ Chidsey, b. Mar. ii, 1886; d. 
ii Helen Barnum^ Chidsey, b. July 8, 1887; m. at Detroit, 
Mich., John H. K. Raymond. Children: (i) Fred- 
erick Parsons" Raymond. (2) Mary" Raymond. 

577 Marian Parsons® Roberts (Lydia Stout^ Parsons, 
AVaiter Chamberlain^ Capt. Charles^ Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 6, 1868, at Brooklyn, N. Y. ; 
m. Apr. 6, 1897, at Perth Amboy, N. J., Rev. Robert B. Fisher; 
b. Nov. 21, 1863, at Mount Carroll, 111. ; son of Elhanan and Eliza 
(WelHngton) Fisher. He was educated at Beloit College, Wis., 
and Crozer Theological Seminary at Chester, Pa., and had pastor- 
ates in Holmdel, Monmouth County, N. J., Methuen, Mass., and 
Springfield, Mass., where he is now (1918) pastor of the Carew 
Street Baptist Church. 

Children of Rev. Robert B. and Marian Parsons* 
(Roberts) Fisher: 
i Walter Parsons^ Fisher, b. Mar. 27, 1898, at Holmdel, 

N. J. He is in Colgate University, Class of 1920. 
ii Margaret Rambo^ Fisher, b. Oct. 22, 1899, at Holmdel, 

N. J.; d. Sept. 21, 1900. 
iii Helen^ Fisher, b. Mar. 28, 1901, at Holmdel; d. Feb. 

28, 1902. 
iv Charles Edgar" Fisher, b. Aug. 21, 1902, at Holmdel, 

d. Mar. 21, 1905. 
V Raymond Roberts^ Fisher, b. Sept. 5, 1906, at Methuen, 

Mass. 
vi Ruth'' Fisher, b. July 30, 1908, at Methuen, Mass. 
vii Francis Wellington'-' Fisher, b. Aug. 15, 191 1. 

(Record on p. 370, Vol. 1, revised and continued.) 
James W.* Parsons (Elisha', Elijah^ Elijah^ Aaron*, DanieP, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. June 23, 1856, at Leesville, 
Schoharie County, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 10, 1888, Mella Dempster of 
Sharon Springs, N. Y. He has for many years been the freight 
agent for the D. & H. R. R, Co., at Sharon Springs. 



1 



eighth generation 513 

Children of James W.^ and Mella (Dempster) Parsons: 
i Edna C.^ b. Oct. 12, 1889; m. Mar. 4, 1909, Watson 
J., son of William T. and Adilia T. (Spraker) 
Warner of Sharon, N. Y. Children: (i) Theron" 
Warner, b. Nov. 5, 1910. (2) Earnest^" Warner, 
b. Aug. 25, 1913. 
ii Ethel M.^, b. Jan. 2y, 1891 ; m. June 10, 1916, Earl 
McDonald. Child: (i) Gladys Lillian" McDonald, 
b. Mar. 24, 1919. 

(Record on pp. 374-5-6, Vol. i, continued.) 

Rev. Nathaniel Emerson^ Parsons (Rev. John Wesley'^, 

Elisha®, Elijah^, Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^). 

(Sketch of his life in Vol. i.) He d. July 3, 1915, at Homer, 

111., where he had resided many years, in his 67th year. His 

widow, Clara Jane (Williams) Parsons, d. Nov. 29, 1919, at the 

home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl Barton, at Elwood, Ind. ; 

buried at Homer, 111., leaving surviving the following children : 

p. 375 Margaret Mary^, m. at Denver, Colo., June i, 1912, Lieut. 

A. P. McCarthy of the U. S. Navy, who d. at Puget 

Naval Station, Oct. 15, 1918, after eighteen years 

of service. C/iild: (i) Frances^" McCarthy, b. Sept. 

9, 1914, at Houston, Texas. 

p. 376 Anna PearP, is a trained nurse with the Dept. of Health, 

Chicago, 111. ; has been in that service since 1908 ; 

was a Red Cross nurse, and served wdth the Army 

Nurse Corps from Aug., 1918, to June, 1919; was 

overseas with the Replacement Unit, No. 5, located 

at Navy Base No. i, Brest, Mesvres, Kerhuan and 

Poulauezeu, France. 

p. 376 Clarice^; m. Mar. 16, 1912, Loren Earl Barton of 

Homer, 111., resides at Elwood, Ind., and is manager 

of a large farm. He was a private in the 84th 

Division, 327th Field Artillery, in the late war, from 

July, 1918, to Mar., 1919, most of the time overseas. 

p. 376 Walter Emerson^ m. June 21, 19 18, Pearl Larson of 

Bloomington, 111. They reside at Port Neches, 

Texas, where he is in the oil business. 

p. 376 John Ray^ m. Nov., 1910, Eva Bennett of Met- 



514 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

calf, 111., and resides at Goshen, Ind. Children: (i) 
Lorena^°, b. Dec. 25, 191 1. (2) John Ray, Jr.^°, 
b. Mar. 31, 1913. (3) Walter^", b. July 4, 1914. 
p. 376 Lorena^, m. Apr. 24, 1914, Gabe Herbert of Houston, 
Texas. They now reside at Beaumont, Texas. 
Child: (i) Gabe" Herbert, Jr., b. Feb. 10, 1916. 



(Record on p. 377, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Charles Albert® Parsons (Elisha'^, Elisha", Elijah^, Aaron"*, 
David^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Kankakee, 111., Feb. 
6, 1857; m. (i) May 16, 1883, Sue A., daughter of John L. and 
Mary E. Steward of Vermilion County, 111., who d. at Danville, 
111., Apr. 21, 1912. He m. (2) Oct., 1912, Mrs. Prudence 
(Brown) Manning, a widow, of Georgetown, 111., and moved 
from Danville, 111., to Georgetown in 191 5, and later to Jasper, 
Ala., where he now (1920) resides. In his youth he worked on 
his father's farm at Kankakee, 111., where he was educated. At 
twenty-five he became a photographer at Danville, 111. 

Children of Charles Albert® and Sue A. (Steward) 

Parsons, 
born at Danville, 111. : 
i Harry S.^, b. Nov. 9, 1886; m. Aug. 18, 1909, Eula, 
daughter of J. Edgar Bacon of Danville, 111. He 
graduated at the Danville High School in 1905, and 
learned stenography and typewriting and was em- 
ployed in the railroad office at Danville, until Sept., 
191 2, when he moved to San Antonio, Texas, where 
he is a clerk in the S. A. & A. P. Railway offices, 
ii Edward B.^ b. Oct. 21, 1893; m. June 29, 1916, Lona 
Margaret Burghart, daughter of H. P. Burghart of 
Covington, Ind. He graduated from the Danville 
High School in 191 3 and went to San Antonio, grad- 
uating from a technical school in 1914, and entered 
the automobile business as a mechanic. He returned 
to Danville in 191 5 to manage the tire and accessory 
department of a local garage. In Nov., 19I8, he 
moved to Decatur, 111., as business manager of the 
Decatur Republic Truck Co. In this position he was 



EIGHTH GENERATION 5 15 

very successful until his health failed in Jan., 1920, 
when he moved to a farm near Covington, Ind. 
Child: (i) Helen Margaret", b. at Danville, 111., 
Oct. 17, 1917. 

578 William Lewis^ Parsons (Rufus^ Rufus^, Aaron% 
Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 22, 1823, 
at Somers, Conn. ; d. Jan. 28, 1886, at Springfield, Mass. ; m. 
Aug. I, 1846, at Willington, Conn., Margaret Agnes Ward, 
daughter of James and Fannie (Forbes) Ward of Bath, England. 
She d. Mar. 30, 1882, at Springfield, Mass. He was a mechanical 
engineer by occupation, an honest Christian gentleman ; honored 
and respected by all who knew him ; a firm advocate of temper- 
ance and prohibition, a deacon in the Baptist Church of Rutland, 
Vt., and Past Noble Grand of Killington Lodge, I. O. O. F., 
in same town, where he resided for several years. 

Children of William Lewis and Margaret Agnes (Ward) 

Parsons : 

662 i Romelia^, b. Feb. 12, 1851, at Springfield, Mass.; m. 

Farnham Oris Bennett. 

663 ii Mary Frances^, m. Zulak Alpheus Hills. 

iii Lilla^ b. Mar. 31, 1863, at Rutland, Vt. ; m. Apr. 15, 
1896, at Springfield, Mass., Emerson King Dewey, 
son of T. Morton and Marriah (Kellogg) Dewey; no 
children. 

579 James Duane^ Parsons (Rufus^, Rufus'', Aaron^ 
Aaron*, DanieF, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph'^), b. Aug. 17, 1835, 
at Willington, Conn. ; d. Oct. 29, 1905, at Springfield ; m. Oct. 
4, 1859, ^^ Hartford, Conn., Sarah Emilie Callender of Hartford, 
Conn., b. Aug. 14, 1839; daughter of W^arren and Emily 
(Graves) Callender. 

Children of James Duane^ and Sarah Emilie (Callender) 

Parsons : 

664 i George Warren^, b. Sept. 21, 1868; m. Grace L. 

Taylor, 
ii Sadie Callender^ b. Sept. 10, 1873; m. June 30, 1897, 
Lewis Fellows. 



$l6 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

580 James Tryon* Parsons (Harvey'', Rufus^, Aaron^, 
Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Comet Joseph^), b. Jan. 12, 1823; 
m. at Spotswood, N. J., Jan. 26, 185 1, Sarah Van Der Veer of 
Colts Neck, N. J. He was a teacher for several years at Freehold. 

Children of James Tryon^ and Sarah (Van Der Veer) 

Parsons : 

i Emeline Hannah^, b. Jan. i, 1853, at Spotswood, N. J.; 
m. July 5, 1876, Abner Whitlock; b. Aug. 11, 1853; 
son of Thomas and Julia (Dunham) Whitlock. 
Children: (i) Sarah Cornelia^" Whitlock, b. Oct. 4, 
1882, at Brooklyn, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 29, 1904, Frank 
Teickman. Child: i, Thomas Robert^^ Teickman, b. 
Jan. 28, 1908. (2) Alice^° Whitlock, b. Aug. 4, 
1885, at Brooklyn. (3) James" Whitlock, b. May 
II, 1891, at Brooklyn; d. May 25, 1895. 

ii William Sylvester^, b. Jan. 4, 1855, at Keyport, N. J.; 
d. Jan. 3, 1856. 

iii Joseph A.®, b. June 21, 1857, at Keyport, N, J.; d. 
Sept. 17, 1858. 



581 Nelson^ Parsons (Harvey'', Rufus", Aaron^, Aaron*, 
DanieP, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 7, 1825, at Somers, 
Conn. ; m. at Waterbury, Conn., Nov. 25, 1852, Martha Mark- 
ham ; b. June 8, 1829, at New Hartford, Conn. ; daughter of 
Samuel and Sylvia (Goodwin) Markham. He was a carpenter 
and builder and resided at Waterbury, Conn., where he d. Sept. 
25, 1890. 

Children of Nelson^ and Martha (Markham) Parsons, 
all born at Waterbury, Conn. : 

i Emily Estella^, b. Sept. 21, 1853 ; d. Mar. 24, 1859. 
ii Martha Adella^, b. Nov. 5, 1855 ; d. June 23, i860. 

665 iii Frank Burdett^, b. Aug. 3, 1861 ; m. Elizabeth Ann 

Shaw. 

666 iv Lillian Goodwin^, b. Jan. 22, 1863 ; m. Otis A. Squires. 

V Albert Charles^ b. Dec. 30, 1869; d. Sept. 9, 1898; 
m. Annie Newberry. Child: (i) Harold E.^°. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 51? 

582 Marietta^ Spencer (Sally Holton^ Parsons, Rufus®, 
Aaron^, Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. Aug. 
31, 1820; m. Jan. 17, 1844, Capt. Samuel Fitch; b. Dec. 2, 
1821, at Enfield; son of Samuel and Nancy (Atwell) Fitch 
of Westfield, Mass. He was a manufacturer, Selectman, Legis- 
lator and State Railroad Commissioner. In 1871 they resided at 
Rockville, Tolland Coimty, Conn. 

Children of Samuel and Marietta^ (Spencer) Fitch: 
i Spencer SamueP Fitch, b. July 20, 1846, in 1872 resided 

at Rockville. 
ii Sara Elizabeth^ Fitch, b. Feb. 22, 1848, at Soraers, 
Conn. ; m. Sept. 8, 1869, at Rockville, Conn., Chauncy 
Strickland; b. June 2, 1844, at Stafford, Conn.; 
son of Lysander Isabel and Marrian Ruth (Holmes) 
of Middletown, Conn. He was a drygoods mer- 
chant, residing at Middletown in 1871. Child: (i) 
Cora Elizabeth^° Strickland, b. Dec. 29, 1871. 
iii Frederick Harlow^ Fitch, b. Dec. 16, 185 1, at Somers, 
Conn.; m. July 11, 1869, at Tolland, Conn., Estella 
Medora Newman ; b. Oct. 7, 1852, at Smithfield, 
R. I.; daughter of Daniel and Abbie Hoxie (Cran- 
dall) of Tolland. He was a machinist and resided 
at Rockville in 1871. Children: (i) Mable Estella'^" 
Fitch, b. July 27, 1870, at Rockville, Conn. (2) Dale 
Frederick^" Fitch, b. May 17, 1872, at Rockville, 
Conn. 



583 AuRELiA Nancy^ Dimmock (Nancy^ Parsons, Rufus®, 
Aaron^, Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 
15, 1823, at Somers, Conn. ; m. at East Haddam, Conn., Nov. 
24, 1842, George P. Spencer; b. Oct. 24, 1820, at East Haddam, 
Conn.; son of and Hannah (Bonfi) Spencer. He 

lived many years in Meriden, Conn., where he held a responsible 
position with the Meriden Britannia Company, and their children 
married and settled in that city. They lived to celebrate their 
golden w^edding, and on that occasion her mother, grandma 
Nancy" Dimmock, was present and sang her favorite hymn, 
"Nearer, My God, to Thee." Her daughter, Mrs. Ella A. 



5l8 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

(Spencer) George, sends the following tribute: "Our dear 
mother passed to the unseen world at ^^2 years of age. She was 
on her way to a temperance meeting when she was stricken and 
d. before reaching her home. She, like her sister, Achsah Marie, 
was a sincere Christian, always thinking of others before self, 
and was very charitable in her judgment. She was a member of 
the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and always w^ore her 
badge of white ribbon, the emblem of that order. It was also 
a great pleasure to her that she had the privilege on the school 
question." 

Children of George P. and Aurelia Nancy^ (Dimmock) 

Spencer: 

667 i Adaline Amelia^ Spencer, b. Feb. 20, 1843 ; m. Charles 

Augustus Truesdale. 

668 ii Sarah Marie^ Spencer, b. Jan. 8, 1845; "^- William 

Seymour, 
iii Ella Adelia^ Spencer, b. Oct. 28, 1846; m. WilUam 
George, July i, 1865. He was a soldier in the Civil 
War. She had a cheerful and happy disposition. 

669 iv George Orville'' Spencer, b. Feb. 3, 1848; m. Sarah A. 

Braman. 

670 v Katherine Gilbert" Spencer, b. July 7, 1850; m. George 

Landcraft. 

vi Charles Dimmock^ Spencer, b. Nov. 12, 1853, at 
Coventry, Conn. ; d. May 10, 1854. 

vii Charles Hyde^ Spencer, b. at Coventry, Conn., Aug. 
2, 1854; m. Althea Putnam. Children (b. at Meri- 
den. Conn.): (i) Alice^° Spencer, (2) Gardner^** 
Spencer, who was in the war with Germany, in 
active service in France ; was badly gassed and was 
a long time in a hospital, 
viii Frederick William^ Spencer, b. at Coventry, Conn., 
Jan. 5, 1856; m. Mary Whalen. He was a skillful 
engraver and had a charming and lovable disposition. 
He met with a tragic death in 1904; killed by a rail- 
road train. Children (b. at Meriden, Conn.) : (i) 
Hattie^" Spencer, b. in 1880. (2) HazeP° Spencer, 
b. in 1882. (3) Edna^° Spencer, b. in 1884. 

ix Minnie Jane^ Spencer, b. at Rockville, Conn., June i. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 5^9 

1859; m. Charles Flagg, a telegraph operator at 
Meriden, Conn. Child: (i) Minnie" Flagg; m. 
Maxwell Sterling ; b. at Bridgeport, Conn., a grand- 
son of Daniel Sterling, first Mayor of Bridgeport. 
Children (b. at Bridgeport, Conn.) : i, Virginia" 
Sterling. 2, Henrietta" Sterling. 3, Daniel" 
Sterling. 

X Harriet Evelina^ Spencer, b. Feb. 24, 1862, at Rock- 
ville. Conn.; m. Charles Bovven; now (1915) Chief 
of Police of Meriden, Conn. He was a Captain 
in the U. S. Army in the Spanish-American War. 
Children (b. at Meriden, Conn.): (i) Ralph" 
Bowen, b. in 1883. (2) Bernice^° Bowen, b. ; 

d. in childhood. 

xi Henry Asa^ Spencer, b. Oct. i, 1864, at Rockville, 
Conn. ; d. July 9, 1866. 

584 AcHSAH Marie^ Dimmock (Nancy'' Parsons, Rufus®, 
Aaron^ Aaron"^, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 
31, 1830, at Ellington, Conn.; d. in 1900, aged 70 years; m. in 
1848, at Somers, Conn., Hugh M. Scott; b. at Hampton, Conn.; 
d. in 1912, aged 85 years. They removed to Massachusetts, living 
at Salem, Russell, and the last forty years of their lives at South 
Hadley Falls, where they celebrated their golden wedding m 1898. 
Both were buried at Windham, Conn. xA-chsah Marie was a 
woman of pleasing personality and a devoted wife and mother. 
She was also interested in the topics of the day, particularly in 
the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, of which she was a 
member. She was an active member of the Congregational 
Church, and brought up her children in the good, old orthodox 
faith. Her religion was part of her daily life. She was chari- 
table in her judgments of others and sympathetic and helpful 
to those in trouble. 

Children of Hugh M. and Achsah Marie^ (Dimmock) 

Scott : 

671 i Charles Dimmock^ Scott, b. Nov. 16, 1848; m. (i) 

Elvira Canifif; m. (2) Angelina Holland. 

672 ii Earl Montgomery^ Scott, b. Mar. 3, 1850; m. Irene 

Grant. 



520 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

iii Lillian Marie° Scott, b. Nov. 12, 1852; d. aged 43 
years. She was a teacher of music, and organist in 
the Memorial Church, Springfield, during the pastor- 
ate of Dr. Eustis, and later in the First Congre- 
gational Church, Springfield. She then became a 
trained nurse and d. at Coventry, Conn. 

673 iv Frank Orville^ Scott, b. Aug. 8, 1856; m. AHce L. 

Boden. 
V Addie Parsons^ Scott, b. Aug. 8, 1858; d. Mar., 1889. 

674 vi Kate Sawyer'* Scott, b. Aug. 8, i860; m. Loren McCray. 

675 vii Arthur Livingston^ Scott, b. Sept. 18, 1863; m. (i) 

Ida Greenan; m. (2) Lena Kurtz, 
viii and ix died in infancy. 

676 X Ray Palmer^ Scott, b. Oct. 11, 1869; m. Elizabeth 

Brown. 

(Record on pp. 381-2, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Charles Murray^ McElroy (Helen Mar^ Parsons, Fortius 
F.®, Lieut. Eli^, Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), 
b. at Oswego, N. Y., Feb., 1852; m. Apr. 2, 1885, at Platts- 
mouth. Neb., Alice Rebecca Pollock; b. Aug. 4, i860, at Florence, 
Pa.; daughter of Thomas and Mary (Kerr) Pollock. He is a 
journalist at Minneapolis, Minn. Lie resided with his parents 
for brief periods in New York City and at Kilbourn, Wis. In 
1859 the family removed to Iowa, where the father taught a 
country school which the son attended. In 1868 tlie father died 
and the support of the family, comprising the mother and three 
young sisters, devolved upon the son. Learning the trade of a 
printer, he afterwards did reportorial work on the Des Moines 
Leader and on the Register, and later became a country news- 
paper man. For twenty years he was the owner and editor of 
the Tribune at Fairfield, Iowa. He served on the public school 
and library boards and in 1886 was appointed Postmaster of 
Fairfield. Mr. McElroy was the chairman of the county com- 
mittee of his party for many years and took an active part in 
local and state politics. Becoming dissatisfied with the leadership 
of his party (Democratic) of Wm. J. Bryan, Mr. McElroy, in 
1899, sold his newspaper and removed to Minneapolis, Minn., 
where he has since resided. He has spent practically fifty years 
in newspaper work. 



eighth generation 521 

Children of Charles Murray® and Alice Rebecca 
(Pollock) McElroy, 
all born at Fairfield, Iowa: 
i Hugh Murray^ McElroy, b. June 2, 1886; m. Aug. i, 
1913, Helen Maria Vollraer of Elk Point, S. Dak.; 
b. Apr, 8, 1894; daughter of Charles G. and Ernes- 
tine (Stark) Vollmer. They reside in Minnesota. 
Child: (i) Gordon Dinsmore^° McElroy; b. Mar. 
II, 1915. 
ii Thomas Pollock^ McElroy, b. Nov. 8, 1887; m. June 
7, 1914, Mary Ann Laurent of Red Lake Falls, Minn. 
They reside at Grand Forks, N. Dak. Child: (i) 
Thomas Pollock^" McElroy, Jr., b. June 21, 1917. 
iii Helen Louise^ McElroy, b. Jan. 27, 1889. 
iv Mary Kerr^ McElroy, b. June 5, 1891 ; m. Sept. 18, 
1915, Edward Fuge of Minneapolis; b. Jan. 19, 
1889, at St. Lambert, Canada ; son of Edward Alfred 
and Lillian (Thompson) Fuge. They reside at 
Minneapohs. Child: (i) LaeP° Fuge, b. Sept. 4, 
1916. 
V Florence Palm*^ McElroy, b. Jan. 17, 1893. 
vi Virginia Eleanor^ McElroy, b. July 19, 1894. 
vii Charles Parsons'' McElroy, b. July 29, 1896; d. July 

30, 1897. 

viii Robert Hamilton^ McElroy, b. Nov. i, 1898. 

(Record on p. 382, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Cornelia Howard® McElroy (Helen Mar^ Parsons, Fortius 
F.*^, Lieut. Eh^, Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. in Muscatine County, Iowa, Oct. 8, i860; m. Oct., 1884, at 
Fairfield, Iowa, Joel Frederick Farmer. She d. Mar. 2y, 1899, 
at Kansas City, Mo. 

Children of Joel Frederick and Cornelia Howard® 
(Parsons) Farmer: 

i Murray^ Farmer, b. July 6, 1885, at Fairfield, Iowa; 

d. Jan., 1893. 
ii Lawrence^ Farmer, b. at Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mar. 

31, 1888; m. at Ottumwa, Iowa, June 15, 191 1, Mary 



522 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Higgins. He was a private in the U. S. Regular 
Army, and served in the Philippines. They reside 
at Waterloo, Iowa. Children: (i) JoeU'' Farmer, b. 
Apr. 15, 1912. (2) Marjorie^° Farmer, b. Jan. 23, 
1914. 

iii Helen A.^ Farmer, b. at Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mar. 
25, 1891 ; m. at Kansas City, Mo., June 3, 1916, 
Willard Alvin Branson, son of Elbert A. and Char- 
lotte Amanda (Hiller) Branson. 

iv Margaret^ Farmer, b. Jan. 25, 1894, at Kansas City, Mo. 

(Record on pp. 382-3, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Frank W.* Parsons (William D.^ Fortius F.^ Lieut. Eli^ 
Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 19, 1858, 
at Oswego, N. Y. ; m. May 5, 1880, at Oswego, N. Y., Minnie 
Terrill Turner; b. Sept. 23, i860, at Oswego, N. Y. ; daughter 
of Capt. W. S. and Mary Mead Turner. Her parents were 
born at Shoreham, Vt. He has from his youth been engaged in 
railroad freight transportation at Oswego, N. Y., Baltimore, 
Md., Philadelphia, Pa., and Washington, D. C, where he now 
(1919) resides. 

Children of Frank W.® and Minnie Terrill (Turner) 

Parsons, 
all born at Oswego, N. Y. : 
i Gait Fayette^, b. May 29, 1881 ; was educated at 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, 
Mass., as electrical engineer. He m. July 12, 1916, 
at Palmer, Mass., Helen Cecelia Butler; b. Mar. 25. 
1896, at Fitchburg, Mass. ; daughter of Joseph and 
Mary Butler of Fitchburg, Mass. Children: (i) 
Robert Galt^°, b. Aug. 3, 1917; d. same day at 
Watertown, Mass. (2) Gait David^°, b. Oct. 17, 
19 18, at Lexington, Mass. 
ii Dr. William Turner^, b. May 29, 1881 ; graduated from 
Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, Md., and 
d. at Palmer, Mass., Nov. 30, 1918. 
iii Harold Mead^, b. May 12, 1885 ; was educated at the 
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa., as 



EIGHTH GENERATION 523 

electrical engineer. He m. at Chicago, III, Nov. 28, 
1912, Julia Harriet McElroy, b. Nov. 12, 1885, at 
Canton, Mo.; daughter of John A. and LilUa W. 
McElroy of Canton, Mo. Children: (i) Harold 
Mead, Jr.", b. Dec. 14, 1913, at Palmer, Mass. (2) 
Juha Charlotte", b. Apr. 25, 191 5, at Palmer, Mass. 

585 Cynthia Alice® Parsons (Richard Henry^ Richard 
Henry'', Col. EH% Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. June 13, 1858, at Eugene, Ore.; m. at Eugene, Ore., 
May 13, 1880, O. P. Hoff; b. at Hadeland, Norway, May 17, 
1853. He was educated in the public and high schools of Norway. 
Left Norway on Apr. 30, 1870; arrived at Oshkosh, Wis., July 
I, 1870; went to California in Nov., 1874, to Oregon in 1875, 
back to California in Jan., 1877, where he remained until 1879 ; 
returned to Oregon. From 1870 to 1879 he was engaged in 
farming, logging, mill work and mining. In Oct., 1881, he com- 
menced work as agent for the railroad company and for thirteen 
years of this time was Postmaster. June i, 1903, he was selected 
by a board (appointed by the Legislature for the purpose) a 
Commissioner of Labor Statistics and Inspector of Factories and 
Work Shops, an office created by the Legislature, and to which 
office he was elected by the people in 1906, 1910 and 1914, for 
four years, and in Nov., 1918, was elected to the office of State 
Treasurer of Oregon, taking office the first Monday in Janu- 
ary, 1919. He is a 32d degree Mason, Shriner, Knight Templar, 
and B. P. O. E. 

Children of O. P. and Cynthia Alice® (Parsons) Hoff: 
i Norma Maree^ Hoif, b. Jan. 3, 1883; d. Nov. 25, 1887. 
ii Norlyn PauP Hoff, b. Dec. 2, 1890; educated at Salem, 
Ore., Public and High School and Oregon Agricul- 
tural College. On June 10, 1916, with a grade of 
Corporal he joined the U. S. Army for service on the 
Mexican border; returned from the border Sept., 
1916, having been on duty at San Diego, Palm City, 
Imperial Beach and San Pedro; called out again 
Mar. 29, 1917; was sent to Vancouver Barracks, 
Corporal of Co. G, Old Third Oregon; transferred 
as Sergeant to Recruiting Company, Headquarters 



524 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Oregon National Guard; transferred as private to 
Co. E, Third Oregon Infantry; advanced to Cor- 
poral, did guard duty in Portland, Ore. ; discharged 
June 25, 1917 ; re-enlisted in i8th Engineers, June 27, 
1917, with the grade of Corporal and sent to 
American Lake (later called Camp Lewis) ; left Camp 
Lewis for France, Aug. i, 1917; arrived at Carbon 
Blanc, Garonne, France, Sept. i, 1917, where the 
i8th Engineers built the American dock at Soissons ; 
injured Feb. 4, 1918; sent to Base Hospital No. 6; 
transferred back to Co. F, 18th Engineers, Mar. 15, 
1918; reduced to private, transferred June 29, 1918, 
to Beau Desert, working under G. P. A. Paris Con- 
struction Company of Hospital Unit with grade of 
Corporal; July 29, transferred to Q. M. C, Bor- 
deaux, France; Aug. 12, 1918, transferred to A. 
L. C, No. 29, A. S. C. ; Sept. 15, 1918, transferred 
to A. L. C, No. 149 A. S. C, with a grade of 
Corporal; Oct. 15, transferred to A. L. C, No. 29, 
A. S. C, and advanced to Sergeant. Feb. 15, 1919, 
transferred to Base Hospital No. 104, A. E. F., on 
account of injury of Feb. 4. 1918, bothering him; 
Feb. 18, 1919, transferred to Bordeaux Casual Com- 
pany No. 129; Mar. 4, 1919, transferred to Base 
Hospital, Mineola, N. Y. ; Mar. 14, 1919, trans- 
ferred to U. S. A. Base Hospital, Camp Lewis ; 
Mar. 15, transferred to Department No. i, Con- 
valescent Center, Camp Lewis. Discharged Mar. 29, 
1919, with a grade of Sergeant. 

586 Harriet Evalyn^ Parsons (Richard Henry^ Richard 
Henry^ Col. Eli^, Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^, 
b. Sept. 26, i860, at Eugene, Ore. ; m. June 19, 1889, Hans P. 
Hoff; b. at Hadeland, Norway, and educated in the public and 
high schools of Norway. He is a contractor and builder and 
resides at Portland, Ore. ; member of Woodmen of the World. 

Children of Hans P. and Harriet Evalyn^ (Parsons) Hoff: 
i Infant son, b. Aug. i, 1890; d. same day. 
ii Henry P.^ Hoflf, b. July 21, 1891 ; d. same day. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 525 

iii Dorleska Maree Elizabeth' Hoff, b. Nov. 27, 1903; 
adopted Nov. 27, 1911 ; now in public school, Port- 
land, Ore. She is a daughter of James F. Safley, a 
soldier in the Civil War in Co. A, 4th Iowa Cavalry. 



587 Emma Drucilla® Parsons (Richard Henry'', Richard 
Henry'', Col. Eli^ Aaron*, Daniel^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Apr. 6, 1863, at Eugene, Ore.; m. (i) Dec. 25, 1882, John H. 
Belshaw, a farmer ; son of George and Candace Belshaw of Not- 
tingham, England; after his death she m. (2) Sept. 23, 1901, 
John L. Hunt, a mechanic. 

Children of John H. and Emma Drucilla^ (Parsons) 

Belshaw : 
i George Henry^ Belshaw, b. Dec. 27, 1883; m. at 
Chicago, 111., June 11, 1910, Mary Eliza Harris. He 
was educated in the public and high schools of 
Eugene, Ore., and the Spokane, Wash., business 
college, and is a bookkeeper in Chicago, 111. Child: 
(i) Victor Harris" Belshaw, b. July 14, 191 1. 
ii Maree N.^ Belshaw, b. July 26, 1890; m. July 26, 191 1 ; 
Harry M. Courtright of Portland, Ore. ; son of M. 
L. and Emma (Holmes) Courtright of Bay City, 
Mich. Children: (i) Harry M." Courtright, Jr., 
b. Aug. II, 1912. (2) Maree Elizabeth" Courtright, 
b. Apr. 21, 1914. 



588 Marcia E.* Martin (Mary Cornelia^ Parsons, Richard 
Henry*', Col. Eli"^, Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. July 15, 1852, in Lake County, Ind. ; m. Dec. 22, 1870, at Cres- 
well, Ore., Frank Buoy. 

Children of Frank and Marcia E.® (Martin) Buoy: 
i Eva lone^ Buo)^, b. Oct. 29, 1871 ; d. Nov. 3, 1871. 
ii Lizzie' Buoy, b. Oct. 28, 1873; d. Dec. 28, 1894; m. 
C. A. Moore, a farmer, Mar. i, 1894. Child: (i) 
a daughter, b. Dec. 16, 1894; d. Dec. 19, 1894. 



526 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

589 John H.® Martin (Mary Cornelia^ Parsons, Richard 
Henry^, Col. Eli^ Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. June 9, 1859, at Creswell, Ore.; m. (i) Oct. 15, 1879, at 
Creswell, Ore., Julia Kirk. She d. and he m. (2) Nov. 9, 1903, 
Dora B. Veatch. He resides at Creswell, Ore., and owns a large 
portion of his parents' donation claim, raising registered Cotswold 
sheep at the home place, and has other large business interests 
in other parts of the State. He is active in business and social 
affairs at Creswell; is City Councilman and a member and 
Steward of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Children of John H.* and Julia (Kirk) Martin, 
all born at Creswell, Ore. : 
i Charles W.^ Martin, b. Feb. 4, 1881 ; m. June 30. 1907, 
Vida Burnett, at Row River, Ore. He is superin- 
tendent of Row River Lumber Company, 
ii Mabel Clair^ Martin, b. /Vug. 9, 1882; m. at Eugene, 

Ore., Apr. 17, 1907, Lester M. Tozier. 
iii Marvin A.^ Martin, b. Apr. 23, 1884; d. Oct. 12, 1914; 
m. at Portland, Ore., Alice Dieffendorfer. Children: 
(i) Lester M.^^ Martin, b. Mar. 11, 1911. at Grants 
Pass, Ore. (2) Barbara J." Martin, b. June 11, 
1914, at Grants Pass, Ore. 

590 Edith E.^ Belshaw (Maria Augusta'^ Parsons, Richard 
Henry", Col. Eli^, Aaron*, Daniel-'', Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^ ) , 
b. at Eugene, Ore., June 29, 1856; m. (i) Oct. 7, 1874, at 
Eugene, Ore., John Henry Brown ; b. at Cornwall, England ; 
son of John and Mary (Hendra) Brown. He was a musician 
and teacher of band and orchestra, also a prominent hop grower 
and a writer on hop culture; v^-as a member of L O. O. F. and 
A. O. U. W. He d. at Eugene, Ore., Oct., 1882. In England he 
was a member of one of the Queen's Bands. She m. (2) Nov. 
24, 1886, Thomas Dinsmore Linton; b. in Fillmore County, 
Minn., and d. at Eugene, Ore., May 2, 1914; son of Thomas 
Creedon and Esther M. (Phillips) Linton. 

Children of John Henry and Edith B.^ (Belshaw) Brown: 

677 i Elbert Kleone^ Brown, b. July 2y, 1875 > "^- (0 Eleanor 

A. Gilbert; m. (2) Hattie May Oliver. 

678 ii Grace^ Brown, b. Oct. 16, 1878; m. (i) Edwin J. 

Lampshire; m. (2) James J. Lampshire. 



eighth generation 527 

Child of Thomas Dinsmore and Edith B.^ (Belshaw) 

Linton : 
iii Jessie® Linton, b. July 5, 1889; m. at Eugene, Ore., 
Feb. 21, 1912, Roy C. Moullen; b. in California of 
German and Danish parentage. He is in the automo- 
bile business at Burns, Ore. 

591 Lewis A.® Belshaw (Maria Augusta' Parsons, Richard 
Henry*', Col. Eli^, Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Apr. 16, 1858, at Eugene, Ore. ; m. Nov. 24, 1886, Nannie P. 
King, daughter of Aleck King. He was a farmer and d. at 
Eugene, Ore., Oct. 12, 1903. 

Children of Lewis A.^ and Nannie (King) Belshaw, 
all born at Eugene, Ore. : 
i Lewis A.^ Belshaw, Jr., b. July 8, 1890. He enlisted 
in the army, Apr. 21, 19 16, at Eugene, Ore. Lie 
belonged to the 55tli Tel. Bat., Co. E, Signal Corps, 
attached to the 3d Army Corps, and was the Bat- 
talion Color bearer ; was stationed at Ft. Sam 
Houston a year and from there to Camp Alfred 
Vail, N. J.; sailed for France, Apr. 8, 1918; took 
part in all the battles from Chateau Thierry to the 
Argonne ; was wounded by accident at Luxemburg, 
Dec. 20, 1918; arrived in Hoboken, N. J., Feb. 12, 
1919, and died Mar. 20, 1919, at St. A4!ary's Hospital, 
known as Embarkation, No. i, Hoboken, N. J., aged 
27 years, 
ii Blanche E.® Belshavv', b. Feb. 26, 1893. 
iii Edna® Belshaw, b. Apr. 8, 1895. 

592 Irma^ Parsons (Oscar LJ, Richard Henry'', Col. Eli^ 
Aaron*. DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Mar. 14, 1866, 
at Eugene, Ore.; m. Nov. 10, 1885, George Sanford of New 
York. He is manager of a furniture store in Portland, Ore. 

Children of George and Irma^ (Parsons) Sanford, 
all born at Portland, Ore. : 
i Ray® Sanford, b. Feb. 25, 1887; is auditor of Marshall 
Wells Hardware Co., Portland, Ore. In 1918, was 
in 155th Aero Squadron, Scott Field, 111. 



528 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

ii Bert^ Sanford, b. Feb. 15, 1890; is a City Order Clerk 

in Marshall Wells Hardware Co. 
iii Frank^ Sanford, b. Feb. 11, 1895. (In Sept., 1917, the 

two last were in Co. E, 18th Regt. Engineers, in 

France.) 



593 Frank Coe^ Smith (Helen M.^ Parsons, Richard 
Henry*', Col. Eli^, Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Dec. 10, 1857, in Lane County, Ore.; m. June 29, 1890, at 
Moscow, Idaho, Stella M. Jones; b. Sept. 3, 1861, at Marlboro, 
N. H. He is a cabinet maker at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. 

Children of Frank Coe^ and Stella M. (Jones) Smith : 
i Gladys Winnefred® Smith, b. Dec. 4, 1891, at Cheney, 

Wash, 
ii Avery Arnold^ Smith, b. Apr. 17, 1894, at Palouse City, 

Wash, 
iii Harry Warren'^ Smith, b. Mar. 20, 1896, at Cheney, 
Wash.; d. Apr. 30, 1896. 



594 Herbert H.* Smith (Helen M.'^ Parsons, Richard 
Henry'', Col. Eli^ Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Aug. 25, 1859, ^t Eugene, Ore.; m. (i) Jan. 28, 1891, Fannie 
Luke, who d. Jan., 1898. He m. (2) Feb. 18, 1901, Mrs. Rosa 
A. Birdsong, a school teacher. She d. in 1903. He was a farmer 
at Cheney, Wash. 

Children of Herbert H.^ and Fannie (Luke) Smith : 
i Hazel E.^ Smith, b. Nov. 13, 1892; m. at Eugene, Ore., 
Aug. 31, 1918, Harvey K. Nighswander of Lorane, 
Ore. 
ii Ruby^ Smith, b. Apr. 2, 1896; m. at Cheney, Wash., 
July 14, 1917, John W. Evans. Child: (i) Helen 
Louise^° Evans, b. July 20, 1918, at Cheney. 

Child of Herbert H.® and Rose A. (Birdsong) Smith : 
iii Herbert R.^ Smith, b. July 31, 1902. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 529 

595 Jennie Louise* Smith (Helen M/ Parsons, Richard 
Henry*^, Col. Eli^ Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), 
b. June 26, 1868, at Eugene, Ore.; d. Dec. lo, 1910; m. L. Y. 
Wright, a farmer at Cheney, Wash. 

Children of L. Y. and Jennie Louise^ (Smith) Wright, 
all born at Cheney, Wash. : 
i Beula Frances^ Wright, b. Aug. 10, 1886; m. Sept. 
14, 1905, J. N. Clark, a farmer at Cheney, Wash. 
Children: (i) Virgil Wright^° Clark, b. Dec. 17, 
1907; d. Sept. 10, 1908. (2) Irma Elizabeth^" 
Clark, b. Jan., 1915; d. Dec, 1915. 
ii Helen lone^ Wright, b. Oct. 17, 1888; m. Dec. 11, 1912, 
at Spokane, Wash., Norman West Knight, a 
mechanic. Children: (i) Noland^° Knight, b. July 
23, 1915. at Spokane, Wash. (2) Mona Fay^° 
Knight, b. Sept. 2, 1917, at Spokane, Wash. 



596 Fred Herman^ Smith (Helen M." Parsons, Richard 
Henry*', Col. Eli^, Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Sept. 14. 1870, at Eugene, Ore.; m. Aug. i, 1903, at Cheney, 
Wash., Mabel Helen Grier. 

Children of Fred Herman* and Mabel Helen (Grier) 

Smith, 
all born at Chene}^ Wash. : 
i Holley Ivan^ Smith, b. June 2^, 1904. 
ii Florence Almeda^ Smith, b. Jan. 21, 1906. 
iii Violet OpaP Smith, b. I\Iar. 26, 1908. 
iv Ina lula^ Smith, b. Nov. 13, 1909. 



597 Charles Leslie^ Parsons (William Walter^, Richard 
Henry«, Col. Eh% Aaron*, Daniel^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. June 2^, 1861, at Eugene, Ore.; m. Nov. 20, 1889, Margaret 
Levenia Hov/e; b. at Hillsburg, Canada, July 31, 1861. He is a 
mechanic and a fruit grower at Eugene, Ore. 



530 the parsons family 

Children of Charles Leslie^ and Margaret Levenia 
(Howe) Parsons, 
all born at Eugene, Ore. : 
i Violet L.^ b. Aug. 25, 1890; m. George D. Newton; b. 
July 25, 1884, near Canton, 111. He is a conductor 
on the Southern Pacific Railroad. Children: (i) 
Mozelle L.^** Newton, b. Nov. 28, 1909. (2) Charles 
M.^° Newton, b. May 3, 191 2. (3) Margaret AHce" 
Newton, b. Apr. 18, 1917. 
ii Janet N.^, b. Oct. 14, 1891 ; m. George N. Yoakum; 
b. at Ridley, Ore., Oct. 15, 1887. He is a conductor 
on the Southern Pacific Railroad. Children: (i) 
Hattie Mella^° Yoakum, b. Sept. 10, 1910. (2) 
George Newton^" Yoakum, b. Oct. 3, 1917. 
iii Clayton A.^, b. July 10, 1893. 
iv Sarah E.^ b. July 28, 1896. 
V Mary G.^, b. Sept. 25, 1907. 



598 Cora Bell^ Parsons (William Walter^ Richard Henry®, 
Col. Eli^ Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
Feb. 23, 1866; d. Jan. i, 1907; m. Mar. 2, 1884, Robert W. 
Veatch. 

Children of Robert W. and Cora Bell^ (Parsons) Veatch: 

i Maggie BelP Veatch, b. Mar. 10, 1886; m. Benjamin 

B. Groff, a hardware merchant at Cottage Grove, Ore. 

Child: (i) Mary Belle^" Groff, b. Oct. 25, 1917. 

ii Elizabeth Mae^ Veatch, b. Sept. 23, 1888; m. Oct. 13, 

1908, Fred Churchill, who d. Dec. 8, 1912. 
iii Lottie® Veatch, b. Oct. 27, 1891 ; m. Feb. 2, 1912, 
Thomas Richmond, superintendent of a dairy and 
stock ranch at Corvallis, Ore. 



599 Carrie Mae^ Parsons (William Walter', Richard 
Henry^, Col. Eli^ Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Feb. 23, 1866 (twin of Cora BelP) ; m. Dec. 24, 1885, at 
Creswell, Ore., John R. Scott. 



eighth generation 53 ^ 

Children of John R. and Carrie Mae« (Parsons) Scott: 
i Louise L.'' Scott, b. Nov. 29, 1886. 

ii Siirrenes E.^ Scott, b. Apr. 15, 1889; m. May 22, 1907, 
at Homestead, Mont., Earl C. Phillips. Children: 
(i) Loyal EarP° Phillips, b. Apr. 4, 1910, at Hom- 
stead, Mont. (2) Frank Walter^^ Phillips, b. Nov. 
2, 191 1, at Creswell, Ore. (3) Scott C." Phillips, 
b. Jan. 12, 1916. (4) Naomi Irene^'^ Phillips, b. 
Sept. 29, 1917. 

iii Loyal Edgar^ Scott, b. Aug. 30, 1891 ; graduate 
O. A. C. Pharmacy; in Med. Res. Corps at Fort 
Stevens, Wash., Mar., 1918. 

iv Bella'' Scott, b. Nov. 14, 1893. 

600 Richard Henry® Parsons (William Walter^ Richard 
Henry®, Col. Eli^, Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Sept. 14, 1871, on the Mohawk, east of Eugene, Ore.; m. 
Oct. 3, 1893, at Creswell, Ore., Nettie M. McDaniel, daughter 
of L L. and Sarah (Kiltey) McDaniel. He was b. on a farm 
and worked at farming until about thirty, when he went into the 
hardware business at Creswell, Ore., where he now is (1915). 
He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Children of Richard Henry'' and Nettie M. (McDaniel) 

Parsons : 
i Walton W.^ b. Nov. 18, 1896. 
ii Lucile^, b. Sept. 19, 1900. 
iii Robert Clair^, b. July 18, 1905. 

601 William® Stanley (Elizabeth Adelaide^ Parsons. 
SamueP, Joseph^ Lieut. SamueP, Moses", Esq. Joseph-, Coi-net 
Joseph^), b. Nov. 22, 1858, at Brooklyn, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 22, 1884, 
Lila Courtney Wetmore; b. Nov. 19, 1859; daughter of Jacob 
Sharpe and Mary Leonard (Lovejoy) Wetmore of New York 
City, and later of Englewood, N. J. Mr. Stanley was educated 
at Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., and Yale College, 
Class of 1881. He was an electrical engineer and inventor of 
the alternating current system of long distance Hght and power 
transmission, for which he received the Edison Medal in 1914. 



532 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

He was Chief Engineer for the Westinghouse Electric Co., 1885- 
88; Stanley Electric Manufacturing Co., of Pittsfield, Mass., 
1890-95 ; Stanley Instrument Co., 1898-1903. He was a member 
of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, London, England; 
Vice-President of the American Electrical Engineers. He re- 
sided at Great Harrington, Mass., where he died May 14, 1916. 

Children of William^ and Lila Courtney (Wetmore) 

Stanley : 

i Harold^ Stanley, b. Oct. 2, 1885; m. Oct. 28, 1913, 
Edith Thurston, b. Sept. 13, 1887; daughter of 
William H. and Rachel (Haynes) Thurston of 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

ii William Wetmore^ Stanley, b. Mar. 11, 1887. 

iii Leonard Lovejoy^ Stanley, b. June 11, i( 

iv George Courtney® Stanley, b. Sept. 26, ic 

V Lila® Stanley, b. July 28, 1891. 

vi Christine® Stanley, b. July 6, 1893. 
vii Ruth® Stanley, b. Dec. 31, 1894. 
viii Clarence® Stanley, b. Jan. 14, 1897. 

ix Gilbert® Stanley, b. Jan. 14, 1897 (twin of Clarence). 

602 Isabel Louisa* Sewell (Mary Elizabeth" Parsons, 
Sylvanus^, Sylvanus^, Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. in New York City, Jan. 7, 185 1 ; m. Jan. 7, 1873, 
Thomas Singer Parvin; b. at Towanda, Pa., Sept. 4, 1848; d. July, 
1912; son of Rev. Robert James and Adelaide Rapin (Singer) 
Parvin. (Rev. Robert J. Parvin, b. Mar. 27, 1820, near Bridge- 
ton, N. J. ; graduated from Princeton College and from Alex- 
andrine Divinity School ; was Rector of St. Paul's Church, at 
Ogontz, Pa. While on an Evangelic Mission to Louisville, Ky., 
he was drowned, Dec. 4, 1868, when the steamboats America and 
United States collided below Cincinnati. His wife, b. Jan. 2y, 
1826, d. 1 901 ; a daughter of Thomas Singer who owned his 
vessel and traded all around the world.) 

Children of Thomas Singer and Isabel Louisa® (Sewell) 

Parvin : 
679 i Mary Ethel® Parvin, b. Nov. 16. 1874; m. Murray 
Forbes. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 533 

ii Robert SewelP Parvin, b. Apr. 12, 1878; d. Aug. 30, 

1909, at San Diego, Cal. 
iii Hazel Winona° Parvin, b. Aug. 6, 1882. 



603 Winona Barker* Sewell (Mary Elizabeth^ Parsons, 
Sylvanus*', Sylvanus^, Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. at Brooklyn, N. Y., Sept. 25, 1861 ; m. at Philadelphia, 
Pa., May 12, 1883, James Traquair Lang; b. at Philadelphia, 
Feb. 14, 1858; son of George Shortread Lang (b. Oct. 9, 1799; 
d. Oct. 25, 1877; was a line engraver of bank notes; and Annie 
(Traquair) Lang (b. Dec. 3, 1814; d. Aug. 18, 1888). Mr. 
Lang received the degree of LL.B. from the University of 
Pennsylvania in 1880. He is practicing his profession as an 
attorney in Philadelphia. 

Children of James Traquair and Winona Barker* 
(Sewell) Lang: 
i Julia Parsons^ Lang, b. at Merchantville, N. J., Jan. 
20, 1884; d. at Gwynedd, Montgomery County, Pa., 
Feb. 7, 1893 ; buried at Baume's Church Cemetery, 
Blue Bell, Montgomery Count};, Pa. 

ii Annie Traquair® Lang, b. in Chew St., near Georges 
Lane, Germantown, Pa., Sept. 8, 1885. She is a 
portrait and mural painter in New York City. 

iii Isabel Louise SewelP, b. at Gwynedd, Montgomery 
County, Pa., July 28, 1887; d. there Feb. 16, 1893; 
buried at Baume's Church Cemetery, Blue Bell, Pa. 

iv Winona Marguerite'' Lang, b. in Fishers Lane, German- 
town, Pa., Dec. 7, 1889 ; m. at Wilmington, Del., 
Oct. 2, 1907, Levi Durban Rhoades. Children: (i) 
Robert Lang^" Rhoades, b. at Ashtabula, Ohio, Jan. 
23, 1909. (2) William Emmett SewelP° Rhoades, 
b. at Ft, Wayne, Ind., Feb. 6, 191 1. 
V Sewell Traquair^ Lang, b. at 2015 N. 31st St., Philadel- 
phia, Dec. 20, 1894; m. at Philadelphia, May 14, 
19 1 5, Mary Dorothea Griffith. Child: (i) Isabel 
Louise SewelP° Lang, b. at Philadelphia, Apr. 28, 
1917. 

vi James Traquair® Lang, Jr., b. at 2015 N. 31st St., Phila- 



534 'i'HE PARSONS FAMILY 

delphia, Aug. 2, 1897. Enlisted in ist Ohio Division ; 
was in Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Ala. 
vii George Shortread^ Lang, b. at 2015 N. 31st St., Phila- 
delphia, Jan. 20, 1901 ; d. at 2221 Hunting Park 
Ave., Philadelphia, Mar. 5, 1903. 

604 Mary Elizabeth^ Parsons (Harvey Emmett^, Syl- 
vanus®, Sylvanus^ Noah*, Noah^ Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), 
b. at Albany, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1856; m. at Bath-on-Hudson, N. Y., 
Oct. 9, 1878, William F. Harmon; b. at Lynn, Mass., May 30, 
1851; son of Dr. William Lorenzo Harmon. He is entry clerk 
in a wholesale drygoods house in New York City, and resides at 
No. 672 Putnam Avenue, Brooklyn. (His father, Dr. Harmon, 
was b. in Maine, in 1809; was a graduate of Bowdoin College, 
and lived at 215 W. 30th St., New York City, from 1851 until 
the Civil War, when he entered the service as surgeon and died 
at Baton Rouge, La., from rheumatic exhaustion in taking care 
of wounded in the hospital of which he was in charge.) 

Children of William F. and Mary Elizabeth® (Parsons) 

Harmon : 
i Maude Penfield^ Harmon, b. at Bath-on-Hudson, N. Y., 
Aug. 8, 1879; m. at Brooklyn, N. Y., Sept. 15, 1906, 
John Almond Worcester ; b. at Warren, Vt., Nov. 
10, 1879; son of James B. and Ada (Garland) 
Worcester. They reside at Franklin, Norfolk 
County, Mass. Children: (i) John^° Worcester, b. 
at Brooklyn, N. Y., July 22, 1908. (2) Paul Har- 
mon^° Worcester, b. at Somerville, Mass., Mar. 15, 
1912. 
ii Geraldine Merritt^ Harmon, b. at Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 

8, 1890; d. July 25, 1895. 
iii Merritt Winkley^ Harmon, b. at Brooklyn, June 23, 
1895- 

605 Harry P.* Barton (Lucy J.^ Parsons, Benjamin®, Syl- 
vanus^, Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Stock- 
bridge, Mass., Dec. 24, i860; m. Oct. 26, 1882, at Stockbridge, 
Eliza Ann Hinton; b. at Stockbridge, May 3, 1857; daughter 
of William and Harriet Hinton. 



eighth generation 535 

Children of Harry P.^ and Eliza Ann (Hinton) Barton, 
all born at Stockbridge Mass. : 
i Edith Hinton^ Barton, b. Sept. 13, 1883; m. at Stock- 
bridge, Dec. 17, 1902, Walter J. Ingram. Children: 
(i) Elliot Ralph^° Ingram, b. June 22, 1904, at South 
Lee, Mass. (2) Edward Lovell^° Ingram, b. Feb. 
16, 1908, at South Lee, Mass. (3) Walter James^" 
Ingram, b. Jan. 14, 19 10, at Pittsfield, Mass. (4) 
Donald^" Ingram, b. Mar. 3, 1914, at South Lee, 
Mass. (5) " Ingram, b. Oct. 29, 1917, at 

South Lee, Mass. 
ii Lucy Jane'* Barton, b. Mar. 10, 1888; m. at Pittsfield, 
Mass., Apr. 11, 1906, Raymond A. Williams. They 
had one child that d. at age of three months. 

606 Lucy A.^ Parsons (Christopher W.'^, Benjamin®, Syl- 
vanus% Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph'^), b. at 
Lenox, Mass., Sept. 7, 1861 ; m. at Lenox, Daniel C. Belden; 
b. at Lenox, Jan. 8, 1852; son of Albert and Olivia (Norton) 
Belden. They reside at Lenox. 

Children of Daniel C. and Lucy A.^ (Parsons) Belden, 
all born at Lenox, Mass. : 
i Albert G.^ Belden, b. June 5, 1885; m. at Worcester, 
Mass., June 3, 191 1, Edith Mildred Walters; b. Feb. 
15, 1888, at Worcester, Mass. ; daughter of Thomas, 
Jr., and Nancy (Coffin) Walters, 
ii Katherine P.^ Belden, b. Aug. 2, 1900. 
iii Lucy A.^ Belden, b. Nov. 29, 1902. 

607 Hattie J.^ Parsons (Christopher W.'', Benjamin®, Syl- 
vanus^ Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at 
Lenox, Mass., Mar. 7, 1864; m. at Lenox, Dec. 26, 1888, George 
Conron; b. at Rye, N. Y., Feb. 16, 1861. He d. Sept. 25, 1917. 
She resides at Stamford, Conn. 

Children of George G. and Hattie J.^ (Parsons) Conron : 
i Henry G.'' Conron, b. at Lenox, Mass., Dec. 28, 1889; 

m. in 1910, Anna Sorgatz. 
ii George G.® Conron, b. at Lenox, Mass., Dec. 17, 1891 ; 
d. in infancy. 



536 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

iii Wells P.'' Conron, b. at Lenox, Mass., Nov. 15, 1893; 

d. in infancy, 
iv William M.^ Conron, b. at Stamford, Conn., Jan. 24, 

1895; ni. at Stamford, July 14, 1917, Christine 

Jansen. 
V Helen P.^ Conron, b. at Stamford, Conn., Feb. 25, 1897. 
vi Percy W.^ Conron, b. at Stamford, Conn., Mar. 15, 

1900. 



608 Latricia Maria* Drake (Melinda^ Parsons, Capt. 
Noah*^, Noah^, Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
Mar. 13, 1821, at Homer, N. Y. ; d. at Bloomington, 111., Oct. 31, 
1908; m. by Rev. B. B. Drake (her father), at Bloomington, 111., 
Oct. 25, 1842, James Harvey Robinson; b. at Easton, N. Y., 
Mar. II, 1808; son of Benjamin and Ruhama (Wood) Robin- 
son. They resided at Bloomington, 111 , where he d. Dec. 7, 1874. 

Children of James PIarvey and Latricia Maria* (Drake) 

Robinson, 
all born at Bloomington, 111. : 

680 i Charles Wesson" Robinson, b. Oct. 12, 1843 ; m. Alice 

Janet Davis, daughter of John Williams and Mar- 
garet (McConnell) Davis, 
ii Sarah Davis^ Robinson, b. Mar. 2, 1846. 

681 iii Mary Western^ Robinson, b. May 9, 1850; m. Albert 

Bushnell. 

iv John Drake^ Robinson, b. Aug. 16, 1852; d. at Bloom- 
ington, 111., Oct. 26, 191 5; m. (i) June 21, 1873, at 
Bloomington, 111., Julia Hooker Coe; daughter of 
Proctor Coe. She d. at Bloomington, 111., Nov. 9, 
1910. He m. (2) in 1912, Louise Read. No 
children. 

v Margaret^ Robinson, b. Sept. 19. 1857; d. Mar. 18, 
1867, at Bloomington, 111. 

vi Lucy^ Robinson, b. June 20, 1861 ; d. Sept. 25, 1861, 

at Bloomington. 
vii James Harvey^ Robinson, b. June 29, 1863 ; m. at Bloom- 
ington, 111., Sept. I, 1887, Grace Woodville Read. 
He graduated from Harvard College, A.B., 1887; 



EIGHTH GENERATION 537 

A.M., 1888; Ph.D. Freiburg, 1890. He was lecturer 
on European History at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania at Philadelphia, 1891 ; Associate Professor, 
1892-5 ; since 1895 Professor of History at Columbia 
University, editor Annals American Academy Politi- 
cal and Social Science, 1891-5 ; author: "The Ger- 
man Bundesrath," 1891 ; "Petrarch, the First Modern 
Scholar and Man of Letters" (with H. W. Rolfe), 
1899 ; "Introduction to the History Western Europe," 
1903; "Readings in European History" (2 vols.), 
1904-5; "The Development of Modern Europe" (2 
vols, with C. A. Beard), 1907. "Readings in Modern 
European History" (with C. A. Beard, 2 vols.), 
1908-9. 
Benjamin Lincoln^ Robinson, b. Nov. 8, 1864; m. at 
Hennepin, 111., June 29, 1887, Margaret Louise Cas- 
son; daughter of William Henry and Mary Ann 
(McMahon) Casson. He graduated from Harvard 
College, A.B., 1887 ; Ph.D., Strassburg, 1889. Has 
been Curator of Gray Herbarium, Harvard, since 
1892; instructor of German, 1891-4; Asa Gray Pro- 
fessor of Systematic Botany, Harvard, since 1899; 
Harvard Fellow American Academy of Arts and 
Sciences, and member of many scientific societies; 
was editor of 7th ed. "Gray's New Manual of 
Botany," and has written many published papers 
upon the classification of the higher plants of North 
America and Mexico, also a Flora of the Galapagos 
Island. Child: (i) Chrisemhild^° Robinson, b. May 
29, 1888, at Strassburg, Germany; d. at Boston, 
Mass., Oct. 6, 1896. 



609 Br.\dner Edwards^ Drake (Melinda^ Parsons, Capt 
Noah^, Noah^, Noah*, Noah^', Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
Mar. II, 1832, at Borodino, N. Y. ; m. by Rev. B. B. Drake (his 
father), at Marine, III, May i, 1856, Sarah Edwards Clark; 
daughter of Curtis Clark. In 1873 they resided at Hebron, 
Minn. She d, July 6, 1904. 



538 the parsons family 

Children of Bradner Edwards* and Sarah Edwards 
(Clark) Drake: 

i Amanda Curtis^ Drake, b. Aug. 2, 1859, at Belgrade, 
Minn. 

ii George Parsons^ Drake, b. May 22, 1861, at Verona, 
Minn. 

iii Mary Augusta^ Drake, b. June 27, 1863, at Verona, 
Minn. ; d. Jan., 1893, at Hebron, Minn. 

iv Gertrude Clark^ Drake, b. Mar. 12, 1865, at Hebron, 
Minn. 

V Frederick Benjamin**, b. Dec. 26, 1867, at Nicollet, 
Minn.; d. Jan. 3, 1868. 

vi Glenn Allen^ Drake, b. Jan. i, 1871, at Hebron, Minn.; 
m. Nov. II, 1909, at Redwood Falls, Minn., Josephine 
Elaine Johnson; b. Jan. 17, 1880, at Redwood Falls; 
daughter of Marion and Mary (Stigner) Johnson. 
Children (b. at Hebron, Minn.) : (i) Alice Louise^" 
Drake, b. Apr. 2, 191 1. (2) Marion Standish" 
Drake, b. June 15, 1915. 

vii Winfred Edwards^ Drake, b. June 4, 1874, at Hebron, 
Minn. ; m. Sept. 2, 1908, at Hebron, Grace Door ; 
b. Oct. 6, 1885, at Hebron ; daughter of Norman and 
Helen (Clausen) Door. Children: (i) Sarah Har- 
riet^** Drake, b. Aug. 15, 1909, at Glendive, Mont. 
(2) Grace Frances^° Drake, b. Aug. 22, 1913, at Ft. 
Benton, Mont. 
viii Ruth Frances^ Drake, b. Mar. 20, 1876, at Hebron, 
Minn.; m. at Hebron, Aug. i, 1900, Vincent John 
Tuttle; b. Dec. 28, 1878; son of George and Nancy 
(Dazelle) Tuttle. Child: (i) Thomas Standish" 
Tuttle, b. Mar. 3, 1904, at Appleton, Minn. 



610 Margaret Benedict* Drake (Melinda'' Parsons, Capt. 
Noah^, Noah^, Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
July II, 1835, at Brooklyn, Ohio; d. Dec. 15, 1916, at Newport, 
Wash.; m. at Hebron, Minn., May 15, 1866, George Standish 
Meacham; b. at Benson, Vt., June 11, 1832; d. at Mondovi, 
Wash., Jan. 22, 191 5. In 1873 they lived at Mankato, Minn. 



eighth generation 539 

Children of George Standish and Margaret Benedict^ 
(Drake) Meacham : 
i Henry Robinson^ Meacham, b. May 8, 1867, at Nicollet, 
Minn.; d. Aug. 22, 1868. 
682 ii Herbert Bradner'-' Meacham, b. Mar. 26, 1869 ; m. Stella 
May Wood, 
iii George Harvey^ Meacham, b. June 21, 1872, at Man- 
kato; drowned at Sioux Rapids, Iowa, June 12, 
1886. 
iv Margaret Sarah^ Meacham, b. at Mankato, Minn., June 
18, 1876; m. July 16, 1901, Harold Trafford Burnett; 
b. Aug. 10, 1868, at Willesden, London, England. 
They reside at Newport, Wash. Children: (i) Ruth 
Sarah" Burnett, b. May 12, 1902. (2) Trafford 
Standish^" Burnett, b. Apr. 4, 1906. (3) Herbert 
Compton" Burnett, b. July 26, 1907. (4) Hugh 
Benedict" Burnett, b. July 26, 1907. 

611 Chauncey Warner^ Clark (Esther Warner'^ Parsons, 
Abner Edwards^, Noah^, Noah^, Noah'^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. at Skaneateles, N. Y.. Aug. 4, 1863; m. Sept. 9, 
1886, Agnes Drusilla Gibbs ; b. Oct. 17, 1863, at London ; 
daughter of William and Ann (Bull) Gibbs of London, England. 
She came to Skaneateles, N. Y., in 1873. 

Children of Chauncey Warner^ and Agnes Drusilla 
(Gibbs) Clark, 
all born at Skaneateles, N. Y. : 
i Annie M.^ Clark, b. Nov. 17, 1887; m. Aug. 15, 1912, 
Victor Jay Adamy; b. Apr. 27, 1882; son of Oscar 
Jay and Ada (Coffinger) Adamy of Hannibal, N. Y. 
She graduated from Syracuse University in 1911. 
He graduated from the College of Architecture, 
Syracuse University in 191 1. Children: (i) Sadie 
Louise^'' Adamy, b. June 6, 1913. (2) Robert 
Victor" Adamy, b. Nov. 19, 1914. 
ii Mary Electa^ Clark, b. Apr. 30, 1889; graduated from 
Syracuse University in 191 1, and from Wellesley 
College, Department of Hygiene, in 1914. She was 



54° THE PARSONS FAMILY 

physical director of Y. W. C. A., New York City, 
1914-1917. 

iii Charles Parsons^ Clark, b. Sept. 30, 1891 ; graduated 
from Cornell University, College of Agriculture, in 
1915; is instructor at Cornell University; m. Oct. 
5, 1916, Vera Ethel Van Buskirk; daughter of Delos 
Harrison and Frances (Bailey) Van Buskirk of 
Ithaca, N. Y. 

iv Ellen Esther^ Clark, b. Sept. 16, 1893 ; m. Sept. 16, 
1913, Charles Henry Clark; b. Aug. 6, 1887; son 
of George Foster and Emma (Clark) Clark of 
Fargo, N. Dak. He was educated at the State 
Agricultural College, N. Dak., and is a specialist 
with the Department of Agriculture, Washington, 
D. C. Children: (i) Philip Warner^" Clark, b. Nov. 
19, 191 5. (2) Ellen Elizabeth" Clark, b. Jan. 21, 
1918. 
V Myra Montague^ Clark, Sept. 25, 1895. 

vi Edwin Chauncey'' Clark, b. Sept. 23, 1898. 



612 Hannah Emogene^ Tiffany (Hannah'' Padelford, 
Laura^ Parsons, Gideon^ Noah*, Noah^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. at Scipio, Mich., Sept. 22, 1846; m. (i) James J. 
Wagner, Aug. 22, 1865; b. Oct. 9, 1843; d- Aug. 22, 1877. 
She m. (2) May 5, 1881. James L. Dobbins; b. Dec. 2, 1833. 

Child of James J. and Hannah Emogene^ (Tiffany) 
Wagner : 
i Arthur B." Wagner, b. June 28, 1868. 

Children of James L. and Hannah Emogene^ (Tiffany) 

Dobbins: 
ii Infant son^ b. Mar. 19, 1884; d. Apr. 1884. 
iii Bertha E.^ Dobbins, b. Aug. 21, 1885 ; m. Sept. 6, 1904, 
at Marshall, Mich., Dwight C. Dickey. Children: 
(i) Lawrence D.^" Dickey, b. June 7, 1905. (2) 
John W." Dickey, b. Aug. 13, 1908. (3) Alice E.^° 
Dickey, b. Oct. 5, 1914. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 541 

613 Albert Bennett^ Tiffany (Hannah^ Padelford, Laura** 
Parsons, Gideon^ Noah*, Noah^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Nov. 2, 1847, at Scipio, Mich.; ni. July 3, 1870, MeHssa D. 
Gulp; b. Mar. 7, 1848. 

Ghildren of Albert Bennett® and Melissa D. (Gulp) 

Tiffany : 
i Mertie E.^ Tiffany, b. Mar. 12, 1871. 
ii Stella Mae^ Tiffany, b. May i, 1874. 
iii Albert Ellsworth^ Tiffany, b. May 29, 1881 ; d. Nov. 

I, 1911. 
iv William Abram^ Tiffany, b. May 14, 1886. 



614 Mary Ella® Tiffany (Hannah" Padelford, Laura® 
Parsons, Gideon^, Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, Gornet Joseph^), 
b. at Scipio, Mich., Dec. 13, 1861 ; m. June 14, 1886, Fred Waldo 
Moss. They reside at Des Moines, Iowa. 

Ghildren of Fred Waldo and Mary Ella® (Tiffany) Moss, 

all born at Oskaloosa, Iowa : 

i William Tiffany^ Moss, b. Oct. 5, 1888; was educated in 

the grade schools at Oskaloosa, Iowa, the High 

School at Des Moines, Iowa, and the University of 

Pennsylvania at Philadelphia; graduated in 191 1. 

He entered the army Apr. 5, 1918; serving in France 

in Field Artillery in battles in the Argonne and 

Meuse, the last four weeks before the armistice. 

The last four months he was sent to the University 

of Paris (Sorbonne), and was honorably discharged, 

July 21, 1919. 

ii Mabel Erma^ Moss, b. Dec. 10, 1892; m. Dec. 29, 1915, 

Arch I. Madden; b. July 19. 1887, at Keosauqua, 

Iowa; son of John Madden. Child: (i) Robert 

Moss^° Madden, b. Aug. 27, 1917, at Des Moines, 

Iowa. (2) Mary Louise^" Madden, b. Nov. 10, 1918, 

at Des Moines, Iowa. 

iii Helen Louise^ Moss, b. July 11, 1898; educated at 

Northwestern University, Evanston, 111. 



542 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

615 Winifred Aurelia^ Weter (Sarah Aurelia^ Nichols. 
Octavia" Parsons, Gideon^, Noah*, Noah^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornel 
Joseph^), b. at DePere, Wis., Sept. 9, 1874; graduated from 
Lawrence College, Appleton, Wis., Class of 1898; m. at DePere, 
Aug. 29, 1899, Rev. Freeman A. Havighurst, D.D., who at the 
time, was head of the History Department at Lawrence College, 
and is now pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church at 
Decatur, 111. She taught in Lawrence College the year follow- 
ing her graduation. 

Children of Rev. Freeman A. and Winifred Aurelia^ 
(Weter) Havighurst: 

i Robert James^ Havghurst, b. at DePere, Wis., June 

5, 19CK); now (1917) in Ohio Wesleyan University 

(Freshman), 
ii Walter Edwin^ Havighurst, b. at Appleton, Wis., Nov. 

28, 1 901. 
iii Alfred Freeman'* Havighurst, b. at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, 

Sept., 1904. 
iv James Winfred^ Havighurst, b. at Appleton, W^is., 

Aug. 5, 1908. 
v Miriam Content^ Havighurst, b. at Bloomington, 111., 

Oct. 7, 1913. 



616 James Parsons^ Weter (Sarah Aurelia" Nichols, 
Octavia^ Parsons, Gideon-^ Noah*. Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. at DePere, Wis., Feb. 14, 1877; m. at Sparta, Wis., 
Aug. 15, 1905, Helen M. Bush, a graduate of Wisconsin State 
University, Oct., 1899; daughter of William E. Bush. He is 
a graduate of the Wisconsin State University, Class of 1898, 
and the Harvard Law School, June, 1902 (cum laudc), and has 
practiced law in Seattle, Wash., since 1902. 

Children of James Parsons^ and Helen M. (Bush) Weter: 

i Winifred Ellesta^ Weter, b. at Seattle, Wash., Mar. 

9, 1909. 
ii James BirdselP Weter, b. at Seattle, Feb. i, 191 5. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 543 

617 Laura Malvina* Rice (Mary Aurelia^ Parsons, Gideon 
Newton^ Gideon^ Noah*, Noah^ Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), 
b. June 23, 1866, at Wilmington, Vt. She was educated in the 
pubHc schools of Fulton, Oswego County, N. Y. ; graduated from 
the High School in 1885, and from the Oswego Normal and 
Training School in 1888. She taught school at Lacrosse, Wis., 
Holden, Mo., and Kearney, Neb. She m. Sept. 15, 1891, at 
Omaha, Neb., Maurice Lawrence Golladay of Holden, Mo. ; b. 
Sept. 9, 1870; son of David and Maria (Lawrence) Golladay. 
He is a druggist at Holden, Mo. 

Children of Maurice Lawrence and Laura Malvina^ 
(Rice) Golladay, 
all born at Holden, Mo. : 
i Lawrence Rice^ Golladay, b. Feb. i, 1893 ; graduated 
from the Holden High School in 191 1, and the Uni- 
versity of Missouri, at Columbia, Mo., in 1916; 
degree of E.E., and in 1916 was working for the 
Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Company at 
Wilkinsburg, Pa., as an electrical engineer, when he 
enlisted at Pittsburgh, Pa., as a private in the 37th 
Engineers, and sailed for France from Fort Myer, 
Va., with his company in July, 1917; was promoted 
as corporal when the armistice was signed. He was 
honorably discharged at Camp Taylor, Louisville, 
Ky., Apr. 5, 1919. He m. at Denver. Colo., Aug. 
T.y, 1919, Blanch Elizabeth Siles. 
ii Everett Lew^ Golladay, b. Aug. 29, 1894; graduated 
from the Holden High School in 1913. and is in the 
automobile business v/ith his father. He m. Nov. 
15, 1917, Lora Davidson Ball; b. Nov. 11, 1896, 
near Holden, Mo. 
iii Herbert David^ Golladay, b. July 27, 1901 ; graduated 
from the Holden High School in 1919, and later at 
Missouri State University, at Columbia, Mo. 

618 Anna Elizabeth^ Parsons (John Henry^ Theodore^ 
Amasa^ Noah^ Noah', Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 
20, 1852, at Buffalo, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 29, 1874, at Buffalo, Willard 



544 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Sherman Brown; b. May i6, 1850; son of Daniel and Catharine 
Ameha (Badgley) Brown. (Daniel Brown was b. at Canajo- 
harie, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1820; d. at Buffalo, Jan. 23, 1894; his 
wife was b. Nov. 11, 1828, and d. at Buffalo, July 31, 1909.) 
Willard S. Brown went West as a young man and was the first 
express company agent at Bismarck when the Northern Pacific 
Railroad was built to that place. In 1876 he returned to Buffalo 
and was engaged in the tea business for many years, and later 
was for ten years in w-ork among boys at the "Lend-a-Hand 
House" at Cleveland, Ohio. In 191 5 they moved to Schenectady, 
where he d. Apr. 23, 1918. 

Children of Willard Sherman and Anna Elizabeth® 
(Parsons) Brown: 
i Anna Parsons^ Brown, b. at Bismarck, N. Dak., Aug. 
14, 1875; m. Sept. 21, 1897, at Philadelphia, Pa, 
William Harrison Randall; b. Aug. 15, 1873, at 
Williamsville, N. Y. He is a graduate of the Ross 
Polytechnic Institute at Terre Haute, Ind., and is 
an electrical engineer with the General Electric Com- 
pany at Schenectady. Children: (i) George^*' Ran- 
dall, b. Aug. 30, 1901 ; d. an infant. (2) Fred 
Erdman^° Randall, b. Aug. 30, 1901 (twin of above). 
(3) Helen Brown^" Randall, b. Feb. i, 1903, at 
Terre Haute, Ind. 
ii Katharine Porter^ Brown, b. Aug. 25, 1876, at Buffalo, 
N. Y. ; m. at Newton, N. J., Aug. 4, 1905, Charles 
Frederick Johnston ; b. in Sweden. She and her 
husband are missionaries at Machakos, British East 
Africa, where their children were born. Children: 
(i) Willard Brown" Johnston, b. Apr. 26, 1908; 
d. May i, 1908. (2) Anna Elizabeth" Johnston, 
b. Sept. 3, 1909. (3) Dorothy Louise" Johnston, b. 
Apr. 7, 1912. 

(Record on p. 388, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Clayton Smitpi® Parsons (Charles Theodore^, Justin Smith", 
Justus^ Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Comet Joseph^), b. at 
Northampton, Mass., Dec. 2y, 1859; d. Dec. 15, 1915, at North- 



EIGHTH GENERATION 545 

ampton; m. Dec. 12, 1882, at Boston, Mass., Nellie Earle; b. 
Nov. 9, 1859, at Greenwich, Mass.; daughter of Capt. Luke 
Earle. She d. Sept. 6, 1913, at Northampton. 

Children of Clayton Smith^ and Nellie (Earle) Parsons, 
all born at Northampton, Mass. : 
i Ethel Earle^, b. Oct. 30, 1884; graduated from Smith 
College, and was a teacher at Bath, N. H., and 
Corry, Pa., for several years, 
ii Robert Smith^, b. Nov. 19, 1888; m. at Northampton, 
AHce Southwick; b. Aug. 10, 1888; daughter of 
Samuel Southwick. He is connected with the Tay- 
lor, Atkins Paper Company, and resides at West 
Hartford, Conn. Children: (i) Clayton South- 
wick^^ (2) Robert Smith^^ (3) Allan Fowler^^ 
iii Earle^, b. Dec. 22, 1895. He was educated at the 
Northampton High School and Amherst Agricultural 
College, and resides at Northampton. 

(Record on p. 388, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Harriet Louise^ Parsons (Charles Theodore^ Justin Smith^, 
Justus^, Noah*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at 
Northampton, Mass., July 9, 1863. She was educated at the 
Northampton High School and Smith College, graduating June, 
1886. She m. Aug. 10, 1887, at Northampton, Dr. George H. 
Wells. He was educated at Northampton High School and 
University of Pennsylvania, Class of 1884. In 1889 they moved 
to xA.ugusta, Ga., where he practiced his profession as a dentist, 
and where their children were born. In 1917 they removed to 
Brooklyn, N. Y.. where they now (1919) reside. 

Children of Dr. George H. and Harriet Louise* 
(Parsons) Wells: 
i Cora Louise^ Wells, b. Sept. 25, 1889, was educated at 
the grammar schools and high school at Augusta, 
Ga., the Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga., and a 
two years' course at Columbia University, New York 
City, and then taught Physical Training tvv'o years 
in the South Orange, N. J., Schools. She m. Jan. 



546 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

18, 1919, at Brooklyn, N. Y., Capt. Maurice G.* 
Parsons (see p. 305.) He is a graduate of Leland 
Stanford, Jr., University, Cal, and is a civil en- 
gineer. He engaged in war service in 1917 in a 
shipbuilding plant at Portland, Ore., and is now 
(1919) in business in Atlanta, Ga. 

ii Harriet Margarite^ Wells, b. Sept. 3, 1891 ; was educated 
at the grammar and high school at Augusta, Ga., 
and Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga. She m. July 
3, 1916, at Augusta, Ga., Robert Curtis Bishop. 
They reside at Worcester, Mass., where he is asso- 
ciated with the American Pressed Steel Company. 
Child: (i) Robert Curtis" Bishop, Jr.; b. at Wor- 
cester, Mass., in 1917. 

iii George H.^ W^ells, Jr., b. Jan. 23, 1901 ; educated in the 
grammar schools, Augusta, Ga., Richmond Academy, 
and the Manual Training High School, Brooklyn, 
N. Y., in preparation to enter Lehigh University. 

619 Sarah Kimball* Kingsley (John Chester'^, Caroline® 
Bliss, Martha^ Parsons, Timothy^, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. June 3, 1867; m. Apr. 26, 1893, Ralph Boyd 
Powell; b. Sept. 10, 1862; son of Milton and Esther F. Powell. 
They reside at Metuchen, N. J. 

Children of Ralph Boyd and Sarah Kimball® (Kingsley) 

Powell : 
i John Kingsley® Powell, b. Aug. 4, 1894, at Syracuse, 
N. Y., graduated from Rutgers College, New Bruns- 
wick, N. J., June, 191 7, B.Sc. in civil engineering. 
He was commissioned 2d Lieut, of Inft., Apr. 27, 
1917, ordered to active duty at Fort Myer, Va., May 
8, 1917; ist O. T. C. commissioned Capt. of Inft., 
Aug. 15, 1917; instructor at 2d O. T. C. at Fort 
Myer, Va. ; instructor and adjutant 3d O. T. C, 
Camp Lee, Va. ; duty as adjutant 317th Inft., 80th 
Div., Apr. 19, 1918 to June 7, 1919; foreign service, 
A. E. F., May, 1918 to June, 1919; participated in 
Somme offensive, July-Aug., 1918; St. Mihiel, Sept. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 547 

I to 15; Meuse-Argonne, Sept. 26-30, Oct. 2-8, Nov. 
6-1 1 ; discharged at Camp Lee, Va., June 7, 1919. 
ii Esther^ Powell, b. Mar. 31, 1896. 
iii Elaine® Powell, b. Aug. 29, 1899. 
iv Frank Milton® Powell, b. Dec. 21, 1902. 
V Ruth KimbalP Powell, b. Feb. 20, 1905. 

620 Anne Lucy* Kingsley (John Chester'^, Caroline^ Bhss, 
Martha^ Parsons, Timothy*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Sept. 14, 1876; m. Feb. 15, 1899, Harold Alexander 
Ley; b. May 28, 1874; son of Frederick W. and Martha H. Ley. 

Children of Harold Alexander and Anne Lucy* 
(Kingsley) Ley, 
all born at Springfield, Mass. : 
i Frances Hubbard® Ley, b. Jan. 8, 1900. 
ii Margaret Kingsley® Ley, b. Apr. 10, 1904. 
iii Elizabeth® Ley, b. Nov. 9, 1909. 
iv Harold Alexander® Ley, b. May 13, 19 14. 

621 William Baker* Todd (Nancy Elizabeth^ Kingsley, 
Caroline'' Bliss, Martha^ Parsons, Timothy*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph", 
Cornet Joseph^), b at Northampton, Mass., June, 1864; d. May 
21, 1906; m. Dec. 22, 1886, Delia Gawn; b. Feb. i, 1865; 
daughter of Thomas Gawn of Lorain, Ohio. 

Children of William Baker* and Della (Gawn) Todd, 
all born at Lorain. Ohio : 
i Thomas Gawn® Todd, b. Oct. i, 1887; m. at Lorain, 
Ohio, Oct. 12, 191 1, Ella Fadden. Children: (i) 
William Henry^° Todd, 2d, b. Mar. 22, 1913. (2) 
Thomas Gawn^° Todd, Jr., b. Aug. 31, 1915. 
ii William Henry® Todd, b. Dec. 14, 1889; m. at Lorain, 

Ohio, Apr. 7, 1917, Madeline Orr Hunter, 
iii Mina Moore® Todd, b. Oct. 28, 1893. 

622 Mary Fidelia^ Fiske (Eliza Pomeroy^ Dutton, Mary® 
Pomeroy, Polly^ Parsons, Timothy*, Noah^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Aug. 11, 1850, at Newburyport, Mass.; m. June 8, 
1882, Rev. Charles A. Savage; b. at Stowe, Vt., July 12, 1849; 



548 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

son of Judge Reuben Allen Savage (1820-1901) and Elizabeth 
Ladd Savage. (She was a daughter of Mason and Susan (But- 
ton) Ladd; Susan Button being a sister of George Bamon 
Button, who married Mary® Pomeroy.) Charles A. Savage 
graduated at Bartmouth College in 1871 ; taught at St. Johns- 
bury Academy, Vt., 1871-1874; was professor in Robert College, 
Constantinople, 1874-78; graduated at Yale Bivinity School in 
1880; had pastorates in Berkeley, Cal., Enfield, Mass., and 
Orange, N. J., where he d. May 11, 1899. 

Children of Rev. Charles A. and Mary Fidelia* 
(Fiske) Savage: 

i Rev. Theodore F.^ Savage, b. June 8, 1885; graduated 
from Harvard College, 1906; took trip around the 
world, 1907-8; graduated from Union Theological 
Seminary, New York City, in 191 1; is pastor of 
Christ Presbyterian Church, New York City. He 
m. May 29, 1913, May H. Terry. Children: (i) 
Elizabeth Terry" Savage, b. Oct. 6, 1914. (2) 
Frederick Button" Savage, b. Nov. 8, 1915. 

ii Marion Button^ Savage, b. June 18, 1888. She is In- 
structor of Economics in the Faculty of Wellesley 
College. 



623 Clara Elizabeth* Parsons (Horace Hollom^ Col. 
Benison®, Seth^, Bavid*, Ithamar^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Apr. 7, 1838; m. Jan. 17, 1869, at Chicago, 111., 
Benjamin Langford Todd Bourland; b. Oct. 10, 1825, in 
Christian Count);, Ky. ; son of Andrew and Bemasis (Ress) 
Bourland. 

Children of Benjamin L. T. and Clara Elizabeth* 
(Parsons) Bourland: 
i Benjamin Parsons^ Bourland. b. May 2, 1870. 
ii Caroline Brown^ Bourland. b. June 4, 1871. She is 
Professor of Romance Languages in Smith College, 
Northampton, Mass. 
iii Elsie Parsons^ Bourland, b. July 5, 1872. 
iv Norman Trenholm® Bourland, b. Aug, 26, 1873. 




HOWARD HOUGH* PARSONS 



EIGHTH GENERATION 549 

V Philip Daggett^ Bourland, b. Aug. 26, 1873 ; m. 

Children: (i) Katherine Parsons" Bourland, b. 
Aug. 24, 1906. (2) Philip Ewing Mclntyre" 
Bourland, b. May 2y, 191 1. 
vi Robert Collyer^ Bourland, b. June 5, 1876; m. 

Children: (i) Clara Elizabeth Parsons" Bourland, 
b. July 12, 1909. (2) Rebecca Harrison" Bour- 
land, b. Oct. 8, 1910. (3) Robert Collyer" Bour- 
land, Jr., b. Feb. 19, 1913. 

(Continued from p. 391, Vol. i.) 

624 William Marion^ Parsons (William Riley^ Isaac®, 
Aaron^, Rev, Stephen*, Aaron^, Lieut, SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. at Leyden, N. Y., July 11, 1846; d. at Grand Rapids, Mich., 
Dec. 24, 1908; m. Mary Elizabeth Brady; b. at Carthage, N. Y,, 
Sept. 20, 185 1. Her father was b. in Ireland. 

Children of William M.* and Mary Elizabeth (Brady) 

Parsons : 
i Fred H.^, b. at Carthage, N. Y., in 1872; m. Catherine 
Josephine Gildig; b. at New Orleans, La., Oct. 2, 
1882. Mr. Parsons is now living at Omaha, Neb. 
Child: (i) Margaret Catherine", b. Feb. 28, 1909, 
at Toledo, Ohio, 
ii Bernard A.^ b. at Maple Valley, Mich.; m. 1877; re- 
sides at Kansas City, Mo. 

(Records on pp. 391-2-3, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 

625 Howard Hough® Parsons (William Riley^ Isaac®, 
Aaron^, Rev. Stephen*, Aaron^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. at Cortland, N. Y., Jime 24, 1849, He m. at Marshall, Mich., 
Dec. 24, 1872, Aurora Montgomery Pratt; daughter of Charles 
B. and Emeline H. Pratt. He was a soldier in the Civil 
War; enlisted in 1864 in Co. F, i86th Regt., N. Y. Vols., in 
the drum corps, and was discharged at Watertown, N. Y., June, 
1865. His regiment was in the 9th Army Corps, Army of the 
Potomac, He has resided in Detroit, Mich., since 1877, ^"^ has 
been prominent in the business and social life of the city. He is 
a man of force and of a kindly and genial disposition which has 
won him many friends. 



550 the parsons family 

Children of Howard Hough* and Aurora M. (Pratt) 

Parsons : 
i Charles Baxter^, b. Jan. 7, 1874; resides at New York 
City. 

ii Nerval Montgomery^, b. Apr. 23, 1878; d. Feb. 22, 
1886, at Detroit, Mich. 

iii Caroline Eloise^ b. Sept. 18, 1882; d. Aug. 18, 1891, 
at New York City. 

iv Bessie May^ b. May 23, 1884; d. Aug. i, 1884, at 
Detroit, Mich. 

V Sherman Pratt'', b. Aug. 28, 1890, at Detroit, Mich. ; 
d. at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., May 
13, 19 II. He was a young man of fine character, 
prepared for college at St. John's Military School, 
Manlius, N. Y. ; spent one year at Hamilton Col- 
lege, N. Y. ; then entered Harvard. He was just 
completing his Sophomore year when he was acci- 
dentally drowned while rowing on the Charles 
River. He was a member of the Theta Delta Chi 
Fraternity. 

vi Howard Montgomery^, b. at Detroit, Mich., Mar. 31, 
1892. He prepared for college at St. John's Mili- 
tary School, Manlius, N. Y. ; spent two years in 
Michigan University, Ann Arbor, Mich. ; was a 
member of the Chi Psi Fraternity. He m. June 28, 
1915, Winefred Ida Hemmeter, daughter of John 
P. Hemmeter and wife, of Detroit, Mich. He served 
in the late World \A''ar in Co. F, ist Army Head- 
quarters Regt., Provost Marshal General's Dept. ; 
service from Sept. 4, 1917, to Feb. 17, 1919; one 
year of this time was spent in France. He now 
(1919) resides at Detroit, Mich. Child: (i) John 
Herbert^", b. at Detroit, Mich., Apr. 28, 1916. 

(Record on pp. 310 and 392, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 

626 Isaac Brown^ Parsons (William Riley^, Isaac®, Aaron^, 

Rev. Stephen*, Aaron^, Lieut. SamueP, Cornet Joseph^), b. at 

Deer River, N. Y., Dec. 30, 1859; educated at the U. S. Naval 

Academy, Annapolis, graduating in the Class of 1881 ; resigned 



EIGHTH GENERATION 551 

from the Navy in 1887; m. at Bay City, Mich., July 13, 1886, to 
EHzabeth Gay lord Lamson (widow of Joseph Sterry Lamson) ; 
daughter of Augustine S. and Emeline E. Gaylord; b. June 5, 
1863, at Saginaw, Mich. He now resides at Hayward, Cal., 
where he acquired extensive ranch interests after resigning from 
the Navy, in 1887. He is President of the Bank of Hayward, 
and the Hayward Bank of Savings. 

Children of Isaac Brown^ and Elizabeth (Gaylord) 

Parsons : 
i Emeline^, b. at Hayward, Cal, Mar. 15, 1890; m. Oct. 
II, 1913, at Hayward, Cal., to Douglas Parker, son 
of Chas. T. and Clara Jaeger Parker. They reside 
at Alameda, Cal. Children: (i) Barbara Eliza- 
beth^", b. Aug. 6, 1914, at Hayward. (2) Gaylord", 
b. Oct. 8, 1917, at Hayward. 
ii Helen^, b. at Hayward, Cal., Aug. 2, 1892; m. at 
Hayward, Dec. 10, 1914, to Howard Jennings 
Reamer; b. at San Francisco, June 14, 1889; son 
of George Washington and Jennie Florence (Jen- 
nings) Reamer. They reside at Hayward. Chil- 
dren: (i) Lois Helen^° Reamer, b. at Hayward, Nov. 
II, 1915; d. at Hayward, Aug. 4, 1919. (2) Jane 
Jennings" Reamer, b. at Oakland, Nov. 9, 1917. 
iii Alfred Braley^, b. Apr. 19, 1894. He is now managing 
the ranch at Hayward. 

627 R. Trall^ Whittlesey (Adeline^ Parsons, Isaac®, 
Aaron^, Rev. .Stephen*, Aaron^, Lieut. Samuel^, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. June 9, i860; m. Apr. 13, 1885, Elizabeth A. Thomas, and re- 
sides at Los Angeles, Cal., where their children were born. 

Children of R. Trall^ and Elizabeth A. (Thomas) 
Whittlesey : 

i Edna Adeline^ Whittlesey, b. Apr. 28, 1887; d. Apr. 

21, 1908, at Los Angeles, 
ii Nana^ Whittlesey, b. Nov. 18, 1889; resides at Los 

Angeles, Cal. 
iii Glen T.^ Whittlesey, b. Mar. 23, 1892; resides at Los 

Angeles, Cal. He entered the service in the late 



552 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

war, Oct. 2, 1917; assigned to Co. A, 316th En- 
gineers, Camp Lewis, Washington; entered 4th 
Officers Training School, May 16, 1918; transferred 
to Camp Hancock, Ga., June 16, 1918; commis- 
sioned 2d Lieut., Infantry Machine Gun Branch, 
Sept. 16, 1918, at Camp Hancock; discharged from 
the service Dec. 20, 1918, at Camp Hancock, Ga. 

628 Gertrude Anna* Parsons (John Harris^ Dr. EHsha^, 
EHsha^, Ehsha*, NathanieP, Jonathan-, Cornet Joseph^), b. Sept. 
5, 1864, at Savannah, Ga. ; m. at Savannah, Oct. 17, 1888, OUver 
Moody Miller; b. Apr. 28, 1859, at Savannah; son of Abiel 
Carter and Leonora Ann (Moody) Miller. They reside at 181 5 
Montgomery St., Savannah, Ga. 

Children of Oliver Moody and Gertrude Anna* (Parsons) 

Miller : 

i Oliver Moody^ Miller, Jr., b. Sept. 3, 1889, at Marlow, 

Ga. He is Division Clerk in the U. S. Engineer's 

Office ; unm. 
ii Edward Harris Parsons^ Miller, b. Mar. 18, 1895, at 

Marlow, Ga. He is a clerk in the Savannah Bank 

and Trust Co. ; unm. 
iii Purse Anderson^ Miller, b. July 11, 1897, at Red 

Bluff, Montgomery County, Ga. 
iv John Rogers^ Miller, b. Sept. 21, 1900, at Savannah, Ga. 

629 Charles Cephas* Parsons (Charles Cephas^, Cephas^, 
Elisha^, Elisha*, Nathaniel^ Jonathan^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 
21, 1874, at Sandersfield, Ga. ; d. Nov. 23, 1913, at Tampa, 
Fla., the result of an automobile accident. His occupation was 
advertising in connection with the Tampa Poster Advertising Co. 
He moved to Tampa in 1895, and m. July 5, 1904, Anne High; 
b. May i, 1882, at Tupelo, Miss.; daughter of David Bell and 
Earl High. She is conducting the business left by her husband 
at Tampa, Fla. 

Children of Charles Cephas* and Anne (High) Parsons, 
all born at Tampa, Fla. : 
i Charles Cephas^, b. Oct. 8, 1905. 
ii Hugh Earle^, b. Aug. 3, 1908. 



NINTH GENERATION 



NINTH GENERATION 

(Continued from p. 315, Vol. i.) 
William Addison^ Parsons (Samuel Lougee®, Thomas'^, 
Thomas^, Thomas^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq, Joseph^ 
Cornet Joseph^), b. June 8, 1825, at Parsonsfield. He d. at 
Wakefield, Mass., Apr. 14, 1901 ; m. Jan. 16, 1850, at Norway, 
Me., Annette E. Parkhurst; b. Aug. 26, 1833, at Norway, Me.; 
daughter of Joel and Sarah J. Parkhurst. He was a moulder 
by occupation, and foreman in foundries, first at Portland, Me., 
and later at W^akefield, Mass. 

Children of William Addison^ and Annette E. 
(Parkhurst) Parsons: 
i Alice VirgiUa^°, b. Oct. 21, 1850, at Norway, Me.; 
m. William W. Cook, Apr. 18, 1896. He d. Feb. 
14, 1913. 

683 ii Mary Annette", b. June 3, 1853, at Norway, Me.; m. 

Philip N. Wheeler, 
iii Charles William", b. July 27, 1855, at Norway, Me. ; 

d. Nov. 14, 1912; m. Rose Annis of Stoneham, 

Mass. 
iv Emma Jane", b. Oct. 21, 1857, at Portland, Me.; d. 

May 3, 1909; unm. 

630 Christopher Bullock^ Parsons (Thomas®, Thomas^, 
Thomas*', Thomas^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. Joseph^, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 16, 1825, at Parsonsfield, Me.; m. Ann 
Maria Adams. He was a merchant for many years in Burling- 
ton, Iowa, having a large drygoods and carpet store, and was 
a prominent and influential citizen. 

Children of Christopher Bullock^ and Ann Maria 
(Adams) Parsons: 
i Charles^", 
ii George^", 
iii Walter", 
iv Harry^°. 

684 V Nellie", m. Frank Willard Green, 
vi Lougee", d. in infancy. 



556 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

631 Albion^ Parsons (Thomas^ Thomas^ Thomas^ Thomas% 
Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
Oct. 16, 1831, at Bvirlington, Iowa; d. Dec. 2, 1885; m. (i) 
Dec. 4, 1859, Elizabeth Hilleary of Burhngton, Iowa; b. Feb. 8, 
1839; d. Aug. 21, 1865. He m. (2) June 6, 1866, Mary Hilleary 
(sister of ist wife) ; b. May 14, 1843. He was a merchant in 
Burlington, Iowa. His children were born at Burlington, Iowa. 
(His name was omitted from children of Thomas^, Vol. i.) 

Child of Albion^ and Elizabeth (Hilleary) Parsons: 
685 i Ella Hilleary^^ b. Jan. 5, 1861 ; m. Saint Vaughan. 

Child of Albion^ and Mary (Hilleary) Parsons: 
ii Louis Alexander", b. Apr. 9, 1872; graduated from 
University of Iowa, in 1895 ; taught in Burlington 
High School three years ; was a graduate student at 
Johns Hopkins University four years, degree of 
Ph.D. 1902 ; instructor in Johns Hopkins University, 
University of Utah, and University of California, 
1904-7, and has been Professor of Physics in Penn 
College at Gettysburg since 1907. Is not married 
and his mother resides with him at Gettysburg. 



632 William Wallace^ Parsons (Taylor Lougee®, Thomas^, 
Thomas*', Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. at Burlington, lov/a, Aug. 16, 1857; m. 
(i) at St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 25, 1880, Grace Darling Priddy; 
b. Aug. 25, i860, at Burlington, Iowa; daughter of Thomas W. 
and Betsy (Short) Priddy. She d. Sept. 16, 1887. He m. (2) 
Jan. 10, 1894, Mary Grey Fullerton, daughter of Nixon and 
Helen (Clarke) Fullerton. 

Children of William Wallace^ and Grace Darling 
(Priddy) Parsons, 
all born in Burlington, Iowa : 
686 i Elsie Grace", b. Jtme 13, 1881 ; m. Harrie Richards 
Collins, 
ii Jessie", b. Sept. 5. 1882; d. Dec. 3, i^ 
iii Agnes^°, b. Jan. 4, 1884. 



ninth generation 557 

Children of William Wallace^ and Mary Grey 

(Fullerton) Parsons: 
iv Edwin Fullerton^°, b. Nov. 2.y , 1894; d. July 22, 1897. 

V Helen", b. May 7, 1896. 

vi Mary Alice", b. June 5, 1898. 

(Continued from p. 317, Vol. i.) 
633 Frontier^ Parsons (John Usher^, Thomas^, Thomas^, 
Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Apr. 6, 1843; m. Feb. 3, 1867, Elvira Maria Burt; 
b. Nov. II, 1847. He is a farmer at Fruto, Cal. 

Children of Frontier'^ and Elvira Maria (Burt) Parsons: 

687 i Anna Douty^°, b. May 26, 1868; m. William H. Brown. 
ii Clarence", b. Feb. 3, 1870; d. Mar. 29, 1870. 

688 iii Gertrude Cave", b. Feb 19, 1871 ; m. Charles M. Hall. 
iv Emma Flora^", b. in Tehama County, Cal., Oct. 16, 

1873; m. Apr. 2, 1894, at Willow, Cal., Charles E. 
Wickes; b. Mar. 29, 1874, at Willow, Cal.; son of 
Cyrus and Eleanor Jane (Miller) Wickes. Children: 
(i) La Verne^^ Wickes, b. May 2, 1899. at Sacra- 
mento, Cal. (2) Ellsworth^^ Wickes, b. June 5, 
1901, at Sacramento, Cal. 

V Roy Usher^°, b. on farm in Tehama County, Cal., May 

31, 1876; m. Blanch Holt, Aug. 7, 1909, at Santa 
Cruz. She was b. Aug. 26, 1887, at Vacaville, Cal. ; 
daughter of Nathan and Mary (Shaw) Holt. He is 
a travehng railroad official. Child: (i) Herman 
Holt", b. Oct. II, 1913, at Oroville, Cal. 
vi Elisa Owen^°, b. on a farm in Tehama County, Cal., 
Sept. 4, 1879; rn- at Willow, Cal., Philip O'Brien, 
Dec. 23, 1895; b. on a farm in Glenn County, Cal.; 
son of Patrick and Jane (Musick) O'Brien. Chil- 
dren: (i) CUfford" O'Brien, b. Nov. 27, 1896, at 
Fruto, Cal. (2) Ralph Hartshorn" O'Brien, b. Mar. 
24, 1900, at Red Blufif, Cal. 

vii Clara BelP", b. Oct. 4, 1883; unm. residing at Fruto, 
Cal. 

viii Herman Burt^", b. Mar. 19, 1888; is a farmer residing 
with his father at Fruto, Glenn County, Cal., unm. 



558 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

634 Asa A.^ Parsons (Asa B,^, Enoch Poor'^, Thomas^, 
Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Oct. 3, 1837, at Parsonsfield, Me.; m. Oct. 18, i860, 
Ellen Morrison Blaisdell; b. at Wolfeboro, N. H., Jan. 15, 
1842; daughter of Cyrus and Clarissa W. (Rowell) Blaisdell. 
Mr. Parsons resided at Parsonsfield until 1868; was a teacher 
and active business man; was Selectman in 1865. In 1868 he 
removed to Cambria County, Pa., where he was Superintendent 
of the Cambria Iron Co.'s Works for four years. He then re- 
moved to Minnesota and was with the St. Paul Harvester Works 
thirteen years, and he later resided at Council Bluffs, Iowa, where 
he d. Dec. 25, 1912. 

Children of Asa A.^ and Ellen Morrison (Blaisdell) 

Parsons : 

689 i Clarence Edwin", b. Feb. 14, 1862; m. Mary G. 

Brownell. 

690 ii Irving Usher", b. Nov. 12, 1866; m. (i) Cora Farns- 

worth; m. (2) Minnie Le Brand Williamson. 

iii Nellie Claire", b. July 7, 1870, at Mineral Point, Pa. 
This place was swept away by the Johnstown flood, 
the only house left standing being the one in which 
she was born. She graduated from the Council 
Bluffs High School, and became a teacher. She m. 
Oct. 4, 1900, at Omaha, John E. Willis ; son of 
and Mary (McCartney) \\^illis. He is an attorney. 
They resided at Chehalis, Wash. He is a Son of 
the American Revolution and she a Daughter, and 
both members of the Hannah Dustin Society. 

iv Fred Cyrus", b. July 23, 1873, ^^ Council Bluffs, Iowa ; 
educated at Council Bluffs High School and State 
University of Nebraska. Went to Omaha in 1904; 
m. June 28, 1906, Ruth Edwards; daughter of 
Clayton F. and Mary (Morgan) Edwards. He is in 
the creamery supply business at Omaha, Neb., and 
Sioux City, Iowa. Child: (i) Dorothy Ruth^^ 
b. Sept. 2, 1907. 

635 David M.® Parsons (Asa B.^, Enoch Poor^, Thomas^, 
Thomas^, Rev. Joseph*. Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Aug. 22, 1840, at Parsonsfield, Me.; d. there Mar. 



NINTH GENERATION 559 

4, 1906; m. Almira, daughter of Rev. Samuel Pendexter of 
Cornish, Me. He was a farmer at Parsonsfield, Me. 

Child of David^ and Almira (Pendexter) Parsons: 
i Minnie Catherine'^", m. Winthrop Wilbur Tuttle, a 
farmer of Limerick, Me. Children: (i) Lillian 
Nina^^ Tuttle, b. Sept. 12, 1896. (2) Catherine 
Almira" Tuttle, b. Aug. 25, 1900. (3) George 
Irving" Tuttle, b. Aug. 29, 1907. 

636 Rev. Eugene Craighead^ Caldwell (Rev. Eugene 
Shorter^, Caroline Elizabeth^ Livy, Lucinda® Parsons, Thomas^, 
Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph", Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
at Rock Hill, S. C, Aug. 17, 1876; m. Feb. 3, 1904, Margaret 
Beverly McCormick of Notoway, Va. ; b. May 15, 1882. He 
graduated from Hampden Sidney College, Va., A.B. 1898; A.M. 
1899; Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va., B.D. 1905. 
Received degree of D.D. from Austin College, Sherman, Tex., 
1910; was Professor of English in Hampden Sidney College, 
Va., 1898-9; Hoge Mill Academy, Va.. 1899-1901 ; Hoge Fellow 
Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va., 1904-5 ; was or- 
dained in Presbyterian Ministry, 1906; was pastor at Leaksville 
and Wentworth, N. C, 1905-6; was Ball Professor of Old Testa- 
ment Language and Exegesis at Austin (Texas Theological 
Seminary), 1906 to 1918; Stone Lecturer, Princeton Theological 
Seminary, 1918. In 1918 he was called to the Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary, Richmond, Va., to succeed Dr. Strickler as Pro- 
fessor of Greek and New Testament History. He is a member 
of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. 

Children of Rev. Eugene Craighead^ and Margaret 
Beverly (McCormick) Caldwell: 
i Virginia Beverly^" Caldwell, b. Nov. 6, 1905. 
ii Caroline Elizabeth^" Caldwell, b. Feb. 26, 19 10. 
iii Eugene Craighead^° Caldvv^ell, Jr., b. Feb. 5, 1916. 

637 Jeremiah Goodwin^ Shaw (Elizabeth^ Emery, Eliza- 
beth^ Elizabeth^ Parsons, Dr. John^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph', 
Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. at Sanford, Me.. Feb. 28, 1845 ; 
m. Nov. 14, 1878, Jennie P. Grant. He is President of the 
Biddeford National Bank. 



560 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Children of Jeremiah Goodwin^ and Jennie P. 

(Grant) Shaw: 
i Howard Grant^° Shaw, b. Dec. 25, 1879; d. Nov. 16, 

1880. 
ii William Emery^'^ Shaw, b. May 2^, 1882 ; m. June 30, 
1908, Mildred Cousens. Child: (i) David Cousens" 
Shaw, b. June 21, 1909. 
iii Ray Timothy^° Shaw, b. Mar. 7, 1893 ; d. Sept. 29, 
1915; m. June 15, 1915, Sara B. Whitney. 

638 Margie Annie^ Shaw (Elizabeth^ Emery, Elizabeth'', 
Elizabeth*' Parsons, Dr. John^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Sanford, Me., Jan. 4, 1852; m. 
Jan. 16, 1871, Orrin H. Staples of Biddeford, Me. 

Children of Orrin H. and Marcie Annie^ (Shaw) Staples: 
i Gracie May^° Staples, b. May 15, 1872; d. Sept. 26, 

1874. 

ii Mary Elizabeth^" Staples, b. July 12, 1874; d. Feb. 16, 
1883. 

iii Sidney Algernon" Staples, b. Feb. 19, 1877 ; m. June 
18, 1903, Kate F. Garland. Children: (i) Muriel 
Frances^^ Staples, b. Dec. 18, 1907. (2) Pauline 
Garland^^ Staples, b. Apr. 10, 191 1. 

iv Marcia Annie" Staples, b. June 16, 1885 ; m. Jan. 4, 
1912. Herbert E. Haley. Children: (i) Elizabeth 
Shaw'^ Haley, b. Oct. i. 1912. (2) Herbert E.^^ 
Hale}^ b. Mar. 31, 1914. 

639 Sarah Maria^ Tompson (Mary Ann* Emery, Elizabeth^. 
Elizabeth'' Parsons, Dr. John'"', Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Sanford, Me., Feb. 6, 1846; 
m. at Longwood, Me., Mar. 18, 1869, Emery Beals Moore; son 
of Emery Newell and Mary Ann Bishop (Clouston) Moore. 

Children of Emery Beals and Sarah Maria^ (Tompson) 

Moore, 
all born at Brookline, Mass. : 
i Frederick Clouston" Moore, b. Feb. 5. 1870; m. at 
Auburn, N. Y., Mar. 20, 1903, Ella May Palmer; 



NINTH GENERATION 561 

b. Mar. 26, 1872, at Leavenworth, Kans. ; daughter 
of John Osborne (b. June 4, 1843, ^^ Austerlitz, 
N. Y.) and Eunice EmeUne (Scott) Pahner (b. 
July 2, 1844, at Chester, Ohio). He graduated from 
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1891 
(S.B.), and is a consulting and executive engineer 
at Cleveland, Ohio. He is a member of the Ameri- 
can Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society 
of Automobile Engineers. Children (b. at Auburn, 
N. Y.) : (i) David Palmer" Moore, b. Aug. 6, 1904. 
(2) Philip Emery^' Moore, b. Apr. 2y, 1906. 

Isabelle Tompson^" Moore, b. June 29, 1874. She is a 
pianist at Brookline, Mass. 

Philip Wyatt^** Moore, b. Oct. 18, 1880; m. at Evanston, 
111., Jan. 28, 1909, Caroline Seymour Daniels ; b. 
Apr. 6, 1879, at Dubuque, Iowa; daughter of 
Francis Barrett and Harriet Louise (Seymour) 
Daniels. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College 
in 1901. He graduated from the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology in 1901 (S.B.) as a mechani- 
cal engineer ; was first with the Pennsylvania Steel 
Company at Steelton, Pa. In 1906 he engaged with 
several associates in the manufacture and sale of rail- 
road track appliances. His business is at Chicago, 
111., and he resides at Evanston, 111. Children (b. 
in Evanston, 111.): (i) Philip Wyatt" Moore, Jr., 
b. Feb. 19, 1910. (2) Harriet Lucy" Moore, b. 
Feb. 13, 1912. (3) Francis Daniels" Moore, b. 
Aug. 17, 1913. 



640 Edward William Emery'' Tompson (Mary Ann^ 
Emery, Elizabeth", Elizabeth" Parsons, Dr. John-^, Rev. Joseph*, 
Rev. Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Sanford, Me., 
Mar. 12, 1848; m. at Longwood, Me., Oct. 13, 1870, Ruth 
Humphreys Ward ; daughter of Nahum and Ruth Stetson 
(Gurney) Ward. He was a graduate of Harvard Law School; 
admitted to the bar in 1871 ; practiced lav/ in Boston, Mass.; 
d. at Brookline, Feb., 1904. 



562 the parsons family 

Children of Edward W. E.^ and Ruth H. (Ward) Tompson, 
all born at Brookline, Mass. : 
i Anne Ward^° Tompson, b. June 18, 1874; m. at Boston, 
Mass., Nov. 22, 1906, John Carlton Underwood ; 
b. May 30, 1868, at Ayer, Mass. ; son of William 
Waldo and Sarah Elizabeth (Carleton) Underwood. 
(He was b. July 14, 1843, at Fitchburg, Mass. She 
was b. July 26, 1840, at Ashby, Mass., and was m. 
July 15, 1865, at Fitchburg.) They live (1917) at 
Jamaica, N. Y. Children (b. in Brookline, Mass.) : 
(i) Tompson^^ Underwood, b. Sept. 22, 1907. (2) 
Carlton Waldo^^ Underwood, b. Aug. 30, 1908. (3) 
Eleanor^^ Underwood, b. Feb. 7, 191 2. 
ii Edward SamueP° Tompson, b. June 11, 1877; m. at 
Brookline, Mass., July 16, 1904, Sarah Caroline 
Candage, daughter of Rufus George Francis and 
Ella M. (White) Candage. Children (b. at Brook- 
line) : (i) Edward^^ Tompson,, b. Mar. 20, 1905. 
(2) Samuel Emery" Tompson, b. Feb. i, 1907. 
iii Nahum Ward^° Tompson, b. May 29, 1879; m. May 
25, 1909, at Portland, Me., Athene Agnes Sterling; 
daughter of Seldon Almon and Ida I. (Dodge) Ster- 
ling, of Portland, Me. Children (b. at Allston, 
Mass.): (i) Ruth Sterling" Tompson, b. July 22, 
1910. (2) Dorothy Ward" Tompson, b. Dec. 4, 
1911. 

641 Martha Helen^ Tompson (Mary Ann^ Emery, Eliza- 
beth^ Elizabeth*^ Parsons, Dr. John^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, 
Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Sanford, Me., Jan. 12, 1858; 
m. at Brookline, Mass., Jan. 24, 1894, Hayward Warren Cush- 
ing; b. at Boston, Mass, Dec. 22. 1854; son of Hayward Pierce 
Cushing (b. at South Scituate, Massi., May 3, 1812; a merchant 
at Boston) and Harriet Maria (Pierce) Cushing (b. at Frank- 
fort, Aug. II, 1817). Hayward Warren Cushing graduated 
from Harvard College in 1877; Harvard Medical School in 
1880, four years' course, M.D., cum laudc in 1882. In 1882-84 
professional study and v.'ork in Germany, Austria and England. 
Since 1884 he has practiced in Boston and has held the follow- 



NINTH GENERATION 563 

ing positions; Assistant in Orthopedic Surgery; District Phy- 
sician ; Genito Urinary Diseases, Boston Dispensary ; Instructor 
Minor Surgery, Boston Polychnic; Surgeon to out-patients at 
Carney Hospital ; Visiting Surgeon at Carney Hospital ; Assis- 
tant Surgeon at Children's Hospital ; Surgeon to out-patients at 
Boston City Hospital ; Assistant Visiting Surgeon, Boston City 
Hospital. He worked out the right angle continuous intestinal 
suture, known as the Cushing Suture, used on both sides in the 
Russian-Japanese War. He is a member of the American Surgi- 
cal Association, Boston Society for Medical Improvement, 
Boston Society of Medical Sciences, Societe International de 
Chirurgie, University Club, Tavern Club and Harvard Club. 



642 Isabel Sew all" Goodwin (Martha Greenleaf® Emery, 
Elizabeth^, Elizabeth'^ Parsons, Dr. John'"', Rev. Joseph'^ Rev. 
Joseph^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Sanford, Me., July 
30, 1844; m. at Berwick, Me., Nov. i, 1866, Alonzo Bond New- 
ton Wentworth, son of Amasa and Susan Whitchee (No-well) 
Wentworth. He graduated from Phillips Exeter, Harvard Col- 
lege, and Harvard Law School in 1863, and began to practice 
law in 1865, at Somersworth, N. H., and in 1866 at Boston. He 
was a representative to the General Court from Cambridge in 
1870, and from Dedham in 1874. From 1885 to 1891 he was 
Trial Justice for Norfolk County. In 1890 he was District 
Attorney for the South Eastern District, Plymouth. He served 
as musician in a New Hampshire regiment during the Civil War. 

Children of Alonzo B. N. and Isabel Sewall^ (Goodwin) 

Wentworth : 
i Gertrude^" Wentworth, b. at Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 
23, 1869 ; m. Aug. 10, 1893, William Wallace 
McNaught of Dedham, Mass.; b. Nov. 30, 1869; 
son of James and Katherine (Davis) McNaught. 
Children: (i) Dorothy Wentworth^^ McNaught, b. 
June 7, 1894. (2) Donald Bradford^^ McNaught, 
b. Nov. 30, 1899; d. Sept. 5, 1902. (3) Malcolm 
Sewall" McNaught, b. Oct. 12, 1902. 
ii MarshalU° Wentworth, b. at Cambridge, Mass., May 
31, 1870; graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy; 



564 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

Harvard College in 1894; m. at Dedham, Mass., 
June 30, 1908, Marion Helen Darling; b. at Lon- 
gino, Miss. ; daughter of Leander Allen and Emma 
(Thompson) Darling. Children: (i) Robert Benn- 
ing^i Wentworth, b. July 19, 19 12. (2) John Emery 
Goodwin^^ Wentworth, b. Nov. 16, 1914. (3) 
Francis Allen Stafford^^ Wentworth, b. Apr. 25, 
1916. 

iii Jeremiah Newton^° Wentworth, b. at Dedham, Mass., 
Mar. 10, 1872; m. May 30, 1900, Mabelle Edith 
Hobbs of Milo, Me.; b. Sept. 11, 1874; daughter 
of Ira F. and Lydia Jane (Mores) Hobbs. He 
graduated from Phillips Exeter in 1890 and from 
Harvard in 1894. Children: (i) Grace Evelyn^^ 
Wentworth, b. Jan. 13, 1901. (2) Isabella Hobbs^^ 
Wentworth, b. July 6, 1902. (3) Ira Newton^^ 
Wentworth, b. Mar. 26, 1904. (4) Ernest Benn- 
ing^^ Wentworth, b. July 5, 1906. 

iv Clinton^" Wentworth, b. at Dedham, July 19, 1873. 

v Katherine" W^entworth, b. at Dedham, Feb. 21, 1879; 
d. Aug. 30, 1879. 

vi Frances Atkinson^^ Wentworth, b. at Dedham, Feb. 
17, 1880. 

vii Susan IsabeP° Wentworth, b. at Dedham, Feb. 20, 

1882. 
viii Laura Fowler^° Wentworth, b. at Dedham, July 21, 
1885. 

ix Alonzo Bond^** Wentworth, b. at Dedham, Aug. 25, 
1887; d. Apr. 21, 1889. 



643 Dr. George Earl^ Parsons (James Edward*, Joseph 
Usher'^, Joseph", William^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^, Esq. 
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 20, 1873, at Franklin, Me.; 
m. June 16, 1897, Annie J. Smith; b. at Harrington, Me., Nov. 
10, 1874; daughter of Gilman P. and Bessie (Coffin) Smith. 
He graduated from the Medical Department of Bowdoin College, 
M.D. Resides at Castine, Me., where he is practicing his 
profession. 



NINTH GENERATION 565 

Children of George Earl^ and Annie J. (Smith) Parsons: 
i James Gilman^°, b. Apr. 6, 1898, at Penobscot, Me. 
ii Katherine Joy^°, b. Feb. 28, 1900, at Bluehill, Me. 
iii Elizabeth Coffin^°, b. May i, 1906, at Castine, Me.; d. 

July 29, 1906, at Castine, Me. 
iv Delia Coffin", b. Apr. 25, 1908, at Castine, Me. 

V George Butler^°, b. May 13, 1910, at Castine, Me. 

644 Ethel Kendall'' Parsons (James Edward^, Joseph 
Usher^ Joseph*', William^, Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph^ Esq. 
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. May 16, 1875, at FrankHn, Me.; m. 
Oct. 9, 1894, Frederick Augustine Coombs ; b. at Ellsworth, Me., 
Jan. 15, 1873; son of Jacob W. and Harriet (Whitney) Coombs. 
They reside at East Orange, N. J. 

Children of Frederick Augustine and Ethel Kendall^ 
(Parsons) Coombs: 
i Whitney" Coombs, b. Jan. 4, 1897, at Ellsworth, Me. 
ii W'inthrop Parsons^** Coombs, b. Oct. 24, 1902; d. Apr. 

13, 1904. 
iii Frederick Augustine^" Coombs, b. Nov. 3, 1904, at East 
Orange, N. J. 

645 Joseph Arthur® Parsons (William Addison^, Joseph^, 
William", William^ Rev. Joseph*, Rev. Joseph'^, Esq. Joseph^, 
Cornet Joseph^), son of William Addison*^ and Lizzie S. (Sar- 
gent) Parsons; b. at South Berwick, Me., Dec. 9, 1871 ; m. at 
York, Me., Sept. 19, 1894, Alice Howard Preble, daughter of 
Joseph Howard and Emma F. (Rogers) Preble. They reside at 
York, Me. 

Children of Joseph Arthur® and Alice Howard 
(Preble) Parsons: 
i Edwin^", b. Sept. 14, 1895; m. June 18, 1917, at Port- 
land, Me., Jennie Louise Keene. 
ii Joseph", b. Jan. 30, 1898. 
iii Margery Pepperell", b. Dec. 14, 1899. 
iv William", b. Feb. 9, 1903. 

V Frank Preble^", b. Nov. 9, 1905. 
vi Alice Rogers", b. Sept. 19, 1907. 



566 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

646 Leonard Louis^ Parsons (Abel Horner^, Ralph^, JoeP, 
Joel^ Moses*, Lieut. John^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b, 
Sept. 28, 1867, at West Holyoke, Mass. He went to California 
with his father's family, Dec, 1874, and has lived in California, 
Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia, 
being by occupation a stockman and farmer and now (1918) 
resides at Wheatland, Cal. He m. ( i ) Julia Ann English, b. Mar. 
3, 1872; d. Feb. 19, 1892; m. (2) Maude Susan Daley. 

Child of Leonard L.^ and Julia Ann (English) Parsons: 
i James Leonard^", b. Sept. 14, 1890; d. Sept. 6, 1898. 

Children of Leonard L.^ and Maude Susan (Daley) 

Parsons : 
ii Hattie Maude^^ b. Nov. 7, 1895 ; d. June 25, 1910. 
iii George AbeP*^, b. Apr. 25, 1898; d. June 17, 1898. 
iv Ward Elbert^", b. Nov. 11, 1899; d. Jan. 13, 1901, 
V Ilo MabeP°, b. Jan. 11, 1902. 
vi Dolores Evelyn^", b. July 3, 1904. 

647 Ralph Abel^ Parsons (Abel Homer®, Ralph'^, Joel®, 
JoeP, Moses*, Lieut. John^, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. 
at Chesterfield. Mass., Jan. 10, 1873 ; m. May 6, 1894, at Chelan, 
Okanogan County, Wash., Flora Belle Bolyard; b. July 24, 1875, 
in Wirt County, W. Va. ; daughter of Holtsbury Creed and Eliza- 
beth Bolyard. Mr. Parsons resided at Chelan after marriage 
until 1899, then moved to Everett, Wash., and in 1913 moved to 
the Sacramento Valley, Cal., where he engaged in farming for 
three years, and in 19 17 moved to Siylvandale, Mendocino 
County, Cal., where he is ranching, and is now (1918) the 
Postmaster. Mrs. Elizabeth Bolyard d. Sept. 26, 191 5. 

Children of Ralph Abel^ and Flora Belle (Bolyard) 

Parsons : 
i Charles Ralph^", b. Sept. 25, 1895, ^t Chelan, Wash. ; 

d. Dec. 24, 1899, at Everett, Wash, 
ii Roy Austin^", b. Sept. i, 1897, at Chelan, 
iii Vienna Myrtle^", b. Dec. 31, 1899, at Everett, Wash.; 

d. there Apr. 16, 1901. 
iv Leonard Ralph^°, b. Mar. 22, 1902, at Everett, Wash. 



NINTH GENERATION 567 

648 Edna Frances^ Parsons (Abel Horner^, Ralph", JoeP, 
Deacon JoeP, Moses*, Lieut. John^ Esq. Joseph^ Cornet 
Joseph^), b. at Windsor, Sonoma County, Cal., Sept. 2, 1875; 
m. at Lake Chelan, Wash., Dec. 9, 1890, Berry Evans, Jr., b. 
Apr. 25, 1869; son of Berry and Anna Eliza (Cunningham) 
Evans. They reside at Stanvvood, Wash. 

Children of Berry and Edna Frances^ (Parsons) Evans: 

i George Berry^° Evans, b. June 28, 1892; nov^ (1918) in 

U. S. Army, 
ii Robert Lee^° Evans, b. Sept. 21, 1894; d. Feb. 15, 1900. 
iii Claude MyrP° Evans, b. Mar. 10, 1896; now^ (1918) 

in U. S. Army. 
iv Carl Wilmot^° Evans, b. Sept. 23, 1898. 
V Mamie Agnes^'' Evans, b. Nov. 29, 1900. 
vi Pearl Agatha^° Evans, b. June 28, 1905. 
vii Ronald Wayne^° Evans, b. Feb. 19, 1907. 
viii Lula Frances^" Evans, b. Mar. 10, 1909. 
ix \\^inona^° Evans, b. Jan. 2, 1915. 



649 Harriet Frances^ Royce (Mary W.^ Parsons, Anselm^, 
Seth", Moses^ Moses*, Lieut. John^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. at Highgate, Vt., Oct. 10, 1855; m. at St. Albans, 
Vt., June 21, 1883, John Custis Stranahan. 

Children of John Custis and Harriet Frances^ (Royce) 

Stranahan : 
i Mary Stewart^" Stranahan b. Oct. 22, 1884; m. at 
Burhngton, Vt., Sept. 27, 191 1, Dr. Clifford A. 
Pease. Children: (i) Virginia Athelton^^ Pease, b. 
Aug. 31, 19 1 3. (2) Stewart Stranahan^^ Pease, b. 
Apr. 9, 1916. 
ii Allen^° Stranahan, b. Sept. 6, 1888; m. Mar. 7, 1913, 
Alta Ladue of Raymond, Wash. Child: (i) Allen" 
Stranahan, Jr., b. Mar. 6, 19 17. 
iii Christine^" Stranahan, b. May 25, 1891 ; m. at Bur- 
lington, Vt., Oct. 21, 1914, Everett Ingalls Soule. 
Child: (i) Richard Cutler" Soule, b. Apr. 13, 1916. 



568 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

(Record on p. 466, Vol. i, revised and continued.) 
Mary Robison^ Crouse (Martha Kingsley* Parsons, Ed- 
ward^ Moses®, Moses^ Moses*, Lieut. John^ Esq. Joseph^, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. at Akron, Ohio, Mar. 18, 1869; educated at 
Miss Aiken's School at Stamford, Conn., Miss Dana's School, 
Morristown, N. J., and Mr. and Mrs. Cabell's School, Washing- 
ton, D. C, and she traveled extensively in Europe, China and 
Japan. She m. Jan. 26, 1898, at Akron Ohio, David Marshall 
Mason of London, England ; son of the late Stephen Mason, 
M. P. for Mid-Lanarkshire. He was b. in 1865, near Glasgow, 
and was educated at Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow, at Craig- 
mount private school in Edinburgh, at Glasgow University, and in 
Germany. Llis business has been manufacturing and finance, and 
chairman of a large Australian Merchants' Business in London. 
He has made a life-long study of political economy and has 
recently founded the Sound Currency Association in the hope of 
restoring the value of the pound sterling, by deflating the currency 
and thus helping to correct the unfavorable exchange since the 
great war. He has represented Coventry in Parliament for eight 
years, from Jan., 191 1, to Dec, 1918. 

Children of David Marshall and Mary Robison^ 

(Crouse) Mason: 
i Stephen Parsons^" Mason, b. Nov. 19, 1898. Lie vol- 
unteered for service in the great war before he be- 
came of age, to enter the army. After eight months' 
training in the Artillery Cadet School at Weedon, 
Northamptonshire, and at Larkhill, Salisbury Plain, 
he received his commission as 2d Lieut, in the Royal 
Field Artillery and proceeded to Swanage, Dorset, to 
the base camp. In Apr., 1918, he went to France and 
was sent to the Arras front, which had suffered so 
badly in the March reverse. But the tables were 
turned in July and August, and it was in this sector 
that rapid advance was made, and the so-called 
impenetrable Hindenburg line was first crossed. His 
battery fought side by side with the Canadians and 
entered the long struggled for City of Cambrai about 
the same time. Lie came home on first leave at the 



NINTH GENERATION 5^9 

end of six months, and had the satisfaction of 
celebrating with his parents the armistice the day 
before his return to the army of occupation in Bel- 
gium, where he remained three months. He was 
demobilized Feb. 5, 1919, and is now (1920) a 
student in Queen's College, Oxford, taking a course 
in History and Economics. 

ii Dorothy MarshalP° Mason, b. Jan. 3, 1900. 

iii Mary Henriette Crouse" Mason, b. Nov. 24, 1901. 

iv Martha Esther Kingsley^° Mason, b. May 18, 1905. 

V George MarshalP*^ Mason, b. Nov. 17, 1906. 

vi Christian Helen^" Mason, b. Nov. 17, 1906. 

vii Katharine Eadie^" Mason, b. Oct. 27, 1909. 

(Continued from p. 334, Vol. i.) 
Alice Frances^ Parsons (Francis Henry^, Charles Henry', 
David", Rev. David^ Rev. David*, Rev. David\ Esq. Joseph-, 
Cornet Joseph^), b. Jan. 12, 1887, at Washington, D. C. ; m. 
May 16, 1911, at Washington, D. C, Fleet Henderson James, Jr., 
of Round Hill, Va., b. July 21, 1885, at Kelly's Ford, Culpepper 
County, Va. ; son of Rev. Fleet Henderson and Harriet Elizabeth 
(Kelly) James; was graduated at Blacksburg State Agricultural 
and Mechanical College (Blacksburg, Va.) in 1907; is an agricul- 
turalist; manager of Loudoun County (Va.) Breeder's Associ- 
ation ; resides at Purcellville, Va. 

Children of Fleet Henderson^ Jr., and Alice Frances'' 
(Parsons) James: 
i Margaret Fletcher^° James, b. Mar. 3, 1913. 
ii Josephine Leslie^" James, b. Sept. 7, 1916. 

(Continued from p. 338, Vol. i.) 
Wyly^ Parsons (Ralph Maitland^ Sylvester GouW, Sylvester 
Gould", Oliver^, Nathan*, Rev. David', Esq. Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Feb. 10, 1891 ; graduated in 1909, first in class 
(valedictorian), from the New Mexico Military Institute at 
Roswell; in 191 1, was Chief Deputy in the District Clerk's 
office at Roswell, N. M. He m. at Roswell, Jan. 31, 1912, Mary 
Quarterman; b. Jan. 4, 1892, at Natchez, Miss.; daughter of 
Robert Thomas Ouarterman. 



57© the parsons family 

Children of Wyly^ and Mary (Quarterman) Parsons, 
all born at Roswell, N. M.: 
i Rosemary^", b. Dec. 12, 1912. 
ii Robert Quarterman", b. May i, 191 5. 
iii Patricia", b. Oct. 20, 1917. 



650 John V.^ Sherwood (Mary Deborah* Parsons, Elijah^ 
Elijah*', Phineas^, Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Sept. 18, 1875, at Waterloo, De Kalb County, Ind. ; m. Grace 
Emerson; b. Nov. 11, 1874, at Orland, Steuben County, Ind. He 
is a farmer at Waterloo, Ind. 

Children of John V.® and Grace (Emerson) Sherwood, 
all born at Waterloo, Ind. : 
i Edna C." Sherwood, b. July 9, 1904. 
ii Eliza R."' Sherwood, b. Dec. 26, 1905. 
iii Nellie M." Sherwood, b. Nov. 9, 1907. 
iv Hilda" Sherwood, b. Feb. 7, 1909. 
V Blanche N." Sherwood, b. Sept. 19, 1910. 
vi Claude V." Sherwood, b. Dec. 12, 1912. 
vii John V.^° Sherwood, Jr., b. Dec. 25, 1913. 



651 Benjamin Franklin^ Parsons (Edwin Mahlon^, Ed- 
win Clark^, Maurice*', Elias^, Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. July 2, 1876; m. May 27, 1903, Jennie Elvira 
Eldridge; b. Feb. 17, 1877; daughter of Ira and Clarissa Mary 
(Branchean) Eldridge. 

Children of Benjamin Franklin^ and Jennie Elvira 
(Eldridge) Parsons: 
i Franklin Seeley^°, b. May 15, 1904. 
ii Irma Myra", b. Aug. 5, 1905. 
iii Mabel Alice", b. June 18, 1907. 
iv Noel Richard Willis", b. Aug. 2, 1909. 
V Vivian Iriez", b. Mar. 3, 191 1. 
vi Lorin Ancel", b. Oct. 20, 1912. 
vii Leah Esther", b. Mar. 21, 1914. 
viii Laura Elvira", b. July 20, 1915. 



NINTH GENERATION 571 

652 Charles Francis^ Parsons (Francis Dwight^, Edwin 
Clark^ Maurice^ Elias^ Isaac*, Josiah^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. at Fairmont, N. Y., Oct. 14, 1879; m. June 23, 
1904, Vernie Edna Drawbridge; b. at Syracuse, N. Y., Dec. 19, 
i8;7; daughter of Joseph Dowage and EHzabeth (Cornish) 
Drawbridge of Syracuse, N. Y. 

Children of Charles Francis^ and Vernie Edna (Draw- 
bridge) Parsons, 
all born at Syracuse, N. Y. : 
i Robert Jerome", b. Mar. 2-] , 1907. 
ii John Charles", b. Sept. 20, 1908. 
iii Sara Belden", b. July 20, 1912. 

653 Henry Parsons^ Jerome (Mary Amelia® Parsons, Ed- 
win Clark', Maurice*', Elias^, Isaac*, Josiah', Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Oct. 4, 1877; m. (i) Apr. 24, 1900, Florence Cath- 
erine Smith. She d. Dec. 19, 1913. He m. (2) Isabel A. Hen- 
derson, Sept. 8, 1915. 

Children of Henry Parsons^ and Florence Catherine 
(Smith) Jerome: 
i Kathryn" Jerome, b. July 19, 1901. 
ii Elizabeth" Jerome, b. Dec. 22, 1903. 
iii James Smith" Jerome, b. July 2, 1905. 
iv George Parsons" Jerome, b. Dec. 19, 1913. 

654 Dr. James Willis^ Parker (Almira® Parsons, Edward^ 
Rev. Levi**, IsraeP, Jacob*, Josiah^ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. June I, 1872, at Grand Blanc, Mich.; m. Sept. 16, 1896, at 
Ann Arbor, Mich., Florence Durand ; b. Mar. 26, 1874, at 
Grand Rapids, Mich. ; daughter of William Miles and Marion 
(Stowe) Durand. He graduated from the University of Michi- 
gan, A.B. and M.D., and resides at Grand Blanc, Mich. 

Children of Dr. James Willis^ and Florence (Durand) 

Parker : 

i Vera Gladys" Parker, b. Aug. 17, 1897, at Grand 

Blanc, Mich. 
ii Albert Russell" Parker, b. June 4, 1899, at Parshall- 
ville, Mich. 



572 THE PARSONS FAMILY 

iii Marion Easter^" Parker, b. Mar. 30, 1902, at Grand 

Blanc, Mich, 
iv Ruth Ahna^° Parker, b. Sept. 28, 1903, at Grand Blanc, 

Mich. 
V Frances June^" Parker, b. June 30, 1909, at Grand Blanc, 

Mich. 

655 Clare Henry^ Parker (Almira^ Parsons, Edward^ 
Rev. Levi''', IsraeP, Jacob*, Josiali^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), 
b. Apr. 21, 1876, at Grand Blanc, Mich.; m. Sept. 19, 1900, at 
.Saginaw, MicTi., Winnie McLellan ; b. Aug. 14, 1878, at Saginaw, 
Mich. ; daughter of Charles McLellan, He is a graduate of 
Michigan Agricultural College, B.S., and lives at .Saginaw, Mich. 

Children of Clare Henry^ and Winnie (McLellan) 

Parker : 
i Fay Henrietta"' Parker, b. June 10, 1903, at Grand 

Rapids, Mich, 
ii Helen Bertha^*^ Parker, b. Nov. 13, 1908, at Saginaw, 

Mich, 
iii Ralph Willis^" Parker, b. Aug. 14, 1910, at Saginaw. 

Mich. 
iv Walter Clare'° Parker, b. Aug. 10, 1915, at Saginaw, 
Mich. 

656 Sarah A.^ Parker (Almira^ Parsons, Edward^, Rev. 
Levi*^, IsraeP, Jacob*, Josiah'', Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. 
July 26, 1880, at Grand Blanc, Mich.; m. May 21, 1902, at 
Grand Blanc, Fred N. Lowry; b. July 29, 1872, at Spencerport, 
N. Y. ; son of William B. and Martha (Nichols) Lowry. He 
was educated at Michigan Agricultural College and is Superin- 
tendent of the Dow Chemical Works at Midland, Mich. 

Children of Fred N. and Sarah A.'' (Parker) Lowry, 
all born at Midland, Mich.: 
i Ronald Parker^° Lowry, b. Apr. 8, 1903. 
ii Wayne Judson"' Lowry, b. July 17, 1906. 
iii Robert Dorr^° Lowry, b. July 30, 1908. 
iv Ruth Elizabeth^" Lowry, b. Oct. 24, 1912. 
v Gertrude Alma^° Lowry, b. Dec. 15, 1914, d. Mar., 1915. 



NINTH GENERATION 573 

657 Willis Melville^ Shipley (Sarah A.^ Parsons, Cleve- 
land", Gideon*', Gideon^, Daniel*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Sept. 27, 1857; m. Elma Simmons. 

Child of Willis Melville^ and Elma (Simmons) Shipley: 
i Myrtle Iva^° Shipley, b. July 2, 1883 ; m. June 23, 
1906, J. M. Broughton. Children: (i) Ruth Lil- 
lian^^ Broughton. (2) Sara Elma^^ Broughton. 
(3) Charles Arthur" Broughton. (4) Martha 
Grace" Broughton. (5) Robert Wilson" Brough- 
ton. 



658 Josiah Cleveland'' Shipley (Sarah A.^ Parsons, Cleve- 
land", Gideon", Gideon"", Daniel*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Nov. 10, 1859; m. (i) Dec. 27, 1882, Eva Dixon. 
She d. July 21, 1884. He m. (2) Ella Bowman; d. in 1891 ; 
m. (3) Sadie Peasley. He lives at GranviUe, Ohio. 

Child of Josiah Cleveland^ and Eva (Dixon) Shipley: 
i Inis^° Shipley, b. Dec. 25, 1883; m. Charles R. Bell. 
Children: (i) Pansy" Bell. (2) \\'alter Rowland" 
Bell. (3) Joseph" Bell, d. 

Children of Josiah Cleveland^ and Ella (Bowman) 
Shipley: 
ii Harry^° Shipley, b. ; d. in the Isle of Pines, 

Cuba. 
iii William H.^° Shipley, b. ; m. Laverda Hig- 

gins of Centerburg, Ohio, 
iv Harold^° Shipley, b. ; lives at Centerburg, Ohio. 



659 Elmer Elsworth^ Shipley (Sarah A.^ Parsons, Cleve- 
land', Gideon", Gideon^, Daniel*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Nov. 6, 1861 ; m. (i) Oct. 30, 1884, Emma Bowman. 
She d. Oct. 2y, 1892. He m. (2) Ida Edman. He lives in 
Johnstown, Ohio. 



574 the parsons family 

Children of Elmer Elsworth^ and Emma (Bowman) 

Shipley: 

i Zoa Viola^° Shipley, b. ; m. Bertie Gorsuch. 

Children: (i) Emme C.^^ Gorsuch. (2) Alice^^ 
Gorsuch. (3) Bertha^^ Gorsuch. (4) Maria^^ 
Gorsuch. (5) Arthur EU" Gorsuch. (6) Robert^^ 
Gorsuch. 

ii Henry^° Shipley, b. ; lives at Cole Camp, Mo. 

iii Lulu Bell^° Shipley, b. ; m. Leroy E. Higgins. 

They live at Homer, Ohio. Child: (i) Edgar 
Leland^^ Higgins. 



660 EsTELLA O.^ Parsons (Jay M.®, John P.^ Festus®, 
Gideon^, Daniel*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. in 
Mason Township, Iowa, July 19, 1885. She was educated at 
the New Market High School ; m. by Rev. F. N. Ahern, Aug. 30, 
1905, at New Market, Iowa, Norman Sylvester Huddle; b. 
Sept. 30, 1882, in Page County, Iowa; son of Emanuel and 
Sarah L. Huddle. He is a minister of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church and resides at Boone, Iowa. 

Children of Rev. Norman Sylvester and Estelle O.^ 
(Parsons) Huddle: 

i Ruth Louisa^'' Huddle, b. June 27, 1908, at Hamburg, 

Fremont County, Iowa, 
ii Paul EmanueF° Huddle, b. Nov. 3, 1910, at Dunlap, 

Harrison County, Iowa, 
iii William John Myron^° Huddle, b. Jan. 26, 191 3, at 

Boone, Iowa, 
iv Norman Wesley^" Huddle, b. July 9, 1915, at Boone, 

Iowa. 



661 Margaret Elwood^ Parsons (Lewis B.^ Philo^ Lewis 
Baldwin^, Capt. Charles^ Aaron*, DanieP, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet 
Joseph^), b. Jan. 4, 1876, at North Adams, Mass.; m. at Detroit, 
Mich., June 4, 1903. Robert Kemp Minson of Yorktown, Va. ; 
son of Kemp E. and Sue (Shield) Minson. 



ninth generation 575 

Children of Robert Kemp and Margaret Elwood^ (Parsons) 

MiNSON : 

i Virginia^" Minson, b. May 31, 1904, at Clifton, Ariz, 
ii Mary Archer^° Minson, b. Jan. 16, 1906, at Clifton, 

Ariz, 
iii Margaret^" Minson, b. Sept. 28, 1907, at Clifton, Ariz, 
iv Robert Kemp^° Minson, Jr., b. Jan. 24, 191 1; d. Nov. 

8, 1912. 
V Helen^° Minson, b. June 11, 1912, at Los Angeles, Cal. 
vi Susan^" Minson, b. Aug. 2, 191 5, at Los Angeles, Cal. 



662 Romelia" Parsons (William Lewis®, Rufus'^, Rufus®, 
Aaron"*, Aaron*, Daniel^ Esq. Joseph', Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 
12, 185 1, at Springfield, Mass.; d. Dec. 31, 1907, at Fort Collins, 
Colo.; m. Sept. 15, 1868, at State Line, Mass., Farnham Oris 
Bennett, son of David and Clarissa (Farnham) Bennett. He was 
a physician and surgeon. His father, David Bennett, was a 
Baptist minister. 

Children of Farnham Oris and Romelia^ (Parsons) 
Bennett: 

i William Howard^" Bennett, b. Sept. 7, 1869. 

ii Frederick Ward^" Bennett, b. July