Thomas J. Parisher

30 March 1822–1856 (Age 33)
Tyrrell, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas J.

When Thomas J. Parisher was born on 30 March 1822, in Tyrrell, North Carolina, United States, his father, Alexander Parisher, was 19 and his mother, Dolly ( Dorrotha) Sally Sawyer, was 21. He married Catherine Crowder on 1 April 1847, in Macoupin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1856, at the age of 34, and was buried in Tyrrell, North Carolina, United States.

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Thomas J. Parisher
Catherine Crowder
Marriage: 1 April 1847
Harvey Perishe
Daniel Webster Parisher
Caroline Lucinda Perishe
Lemuel Perishe
IsaBEL Perishe

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World Events (6)

1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 3
The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · Trail of Tears
Age 8
In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 10
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Pariser ‘person from Paris (France)’.

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

Sources (4)

  • Thomas Parisher, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Thomas Parisher in entry for Dan W Parisher, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Thomas J Parisher, "Find A Grave Index"

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