John F. PARROTT

1831–
Prince Edward, Virginia, United States

The Life of John F.

When John F. PARROTT was born in 1831, in Prince Edward, Virginia, United States, his father, W. H. Parrott, was 26 and his mother, Mary Parrott, was 21. He married Mary A. Childress on 8 January 1856, in Prince Edward, Virginia, United States.

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John F. PARROTT
1831–
Mary A. Childress
1835–
Marriage: 8 January 1856

Spouse and Children

    Male1831–Male

    Mary A. Childress

    Female1835–Female

MARRIAGE
8 January 1856
Prince Edward, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    W. H. Parrott

    Male1805–Male

    Mary Parrott

    Female1810–Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

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.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 13

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1862 · The Battle of Fredericksburg

Age 31

The Battle of Fredericksburg involved 200,000 troops with General Ambrose Burnside of the army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of the North.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name which took various forms: e.g. Perot, Parot, Paret, all pet forms of Peter . The word parrot, denoting the talking bird, is most probably from the personal name (compare robin, which is from a diminutive of Robert ; also jackdaw and magpie). The bird name is most unlikely to be the source of the surname.2 English: possibly a habitational name from North and South Perrott in Somerset, which are named for the river Parret, on which they stand.

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

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Sources (1)

  • John F. Parrott, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

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