John Duncan Parrish

Maleabout 1838–19 May 1920

Brief Life History of John Duncan

When John Duncan Parrish was born about 1838, in Edenton, Chowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, Edmund Parrish, was 30 and his mother, Lavinia or Melunca Simpson, was 23. 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 83, and was buried in Edenton, Chowan, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Duncan 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

Sources (51)

  • John Parrish in household of Edmond Parrish, "United States Census, 1860"
  • J D Parrish in entry for Bishop Marvin Cuthrell, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"
  • John D Parrish in entry for Annie Belle Parrish Norfleet, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 September 1863
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    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 . 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.

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

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