John D Parrish

about 1838–19 May 1920 (Age 82)
Edenton, Chowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John D

When John D Parrish was born about 1838, in Edenton, Chowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, Edmund Parrish, was 29 and his mother, Lavinia or Melunca Simpson, was 21. He married Virginia C Byrum on 1 September 1863. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Township 2 Middle, Chowan, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Township 1, Chowan, North Carolina, United States in 1900. He died on 19 May 1920, in Edenton, Chowan, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Edenton, Chowan, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John D Parrish
Virginia C Byrum
Marriage: 1 September 1863
Caroline E. Parrish
William E. Parrish
Eulalie L Parrish
Gabra E. Parrish
Elizabeth Lavenia Parrish
George Lafayette Parrish
Allie Virginia Parrish
Annie Bell Parrish
Mary Parrish
Martha Winborne or Pat Parrish
Kate White Parrish
Emma Agnes Parish

Spouse and Children

1 September 1863


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Edmund Parrish


    Lavinia or Melunca Simpson





    Edward Parrish


    Robert F. Parish


    Daniel A. Parrish


    Sarah A. Parrish


+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 15

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 24

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Name Meaning

English (mainly southern): from the Old French habitational name and personal name Paris ( see Paris 1). Parrish is the most common form of the name in English, and is the result of confusion between -s and -sh ( compare Norris ), reinforced by folk etymological association with the modern English word parish. In the 17th and 18th centuries the surname was occasionally bestowed on foundlings brought up at the expense of the parish.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Parrish, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John D Parrish, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Parrish, "United States Census, 1870"

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