Alfred Parsons

about 1806–26 December 1864 (Age 59)
Delaware, Iowa, United States

The Life of Alfred

When Alfred Parsons was born about 1806, his father, William C. Parsons, was 40 and his mother, Vashti Bissell, was 34. He married Esther Strong in 1826, in Bristol, Ontario, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Honey Creek Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States in 1860. He died on 26 December 1864, in Delaware, Iowa, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Parsons
1806–1864
Esther Strong
1806–
Marriage: 1826
Alford Oriston Parsons
1828–1892
Minerva Parsons
1830–1902
Helen H Parsons
1833–
Marsha M Parsons
1836–1916
Cyena U Parsons
1841–
Mary Elenore Parsons
1844–1923
Samuel Frederick Parsons
1847–1927

Spouse and Children

    Male1806–1864Male

    Esther Strong

    Female1806–Female

MARRIAGE
1826
Bristol, Ontario, New York, United States
children

(7)

    Male1828–1892Male

    Minerva Parsons

    Female1830–1902Female

    Helen H Parsons

    Female1833–Female

    Marsha M Parsons

    Female1836–1916Female

    Cyena U Parsons

    Female1841–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1818

Age 12

Illinois is the 21st state.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for the servant of a parish priest or parson, or a patronymic denoting the child of a parson, from the possessive case of Middle English persone, parsoun ( see Parson ).2 English: many early examples are found with prepositions (e.g. Ralph del Persones 1323 ); these are habitational names, with the omission of house, hence in effect occupational names for servants employed at the parson's house.3 Irish: usually of English origin (see above), but sometimes a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Phearsain, which is of Highland Scottish origin ( see McPherson ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alfred Parsons, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alfred Parsons, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alferd Parsons in entry for Marsha M Coolidge, "Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940"

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