William A. Parsons

7 July 1784–2 October 1856 (Age 72)
Gilmanton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of William A.

When William A. Parsons was born on 7 July 1784, in Gilmanton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States, his father, John Parsons, was 32 and his mother, Lydia Folsom, was 24. He married Mary Light Dudley on 2 May 1810, in Gilmanton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 2 October 1856, in Belmont, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 72.

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William A. Parsons
Mary Davis
Marriage: 3 March 1825
Alonzo Parsons
William Aleric Parsons
Amanda Maria Parsons
Joseph F. Parsons
Alonzo Davis Parsons

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  • Marriage
    3 March 1825Wakefield, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 2
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
    1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution
    Age 4
    On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land
    Age 19
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for the servant of a parish priest or parson, from the possessive case of Middle English persone, parsoun (see Parson ).English: many early examples are found with the 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.English: post-medieval variant of Parson , with excrescent -s. Alternatively, Parson may be a shortened form of Parsons.

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

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    Sources (36)

    • William Parsons in entry for Chandar Parsons, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
    • William Parsons in entry for William A. Parsons and Josaphine Wentworth, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
    • Wilfrid A. Parsons in entry for Mary A. Young, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

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