Bryant Ruffin Parnell


Brief Life History of Bryant Ruffin

Bryant Ruffin Parnell was born in 1816, in North Carolina, United States. He married Elizabeth Leah Watt in 1841, in Sumter, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Sumter, Sumter, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Beat 4, Noxubee, Mississippi, United States in 1860.

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Bryant Ruffin Parnell
Elizabeth Leah Watt
Marriage: 1841
Susan Ann Parnell
Nancy J Parnell
about 1850–
Elizabeth Laura Parnell
Mayberry Bryant Parnell
Molly Parnell
William Ruffin Parnell
Bryant Ruffin Parnell

Sources (3)

  • B R Purnell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Bryant R Parnell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • 1850 Sumter Co Alabama State Census for B R Parnell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1841Sumter, Alabama, United States
  • Children (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Mississippi is the 20th state.

    1830 · Trail of Tears

    Age 14

    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.

    1853 · First State Fair

    Age 37

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English female personal name Pernel, Parnell (Old French Peronel(le)) from Latin Petronilla, a feminine pet form of the Latin personal name Petronius. Petronilla was the name of a supposed early Christian saint and martyr. This surname was also brought to Ireland from Cheshire in the 17th century, by a family who had been supporters of Cromwell's Parliamentarians during the English Civil War. Charles Stewart Parnell, who founded the Irish Parliamentary Party in 1882, was a descendant of this family. See also Pennell .

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

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