John Parsons

18 February 1837–
Lee, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Parsons was born on 18 February 1837, in Lee, Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Jackson Parsons, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Pennington, was 37. He married Sarah Ann Pennington on 19 February 1857, in Clay, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Clay, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Kentucky, United States in 1870.

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John Parsons
Sarah Ann Pennington
Marriage: 19 February 1857
Jasper N. Parsons
Barbara Parsons
Margaret C. Parsons
Susan C Parsons
William C Parsons
Joseph Henry Parsons
James Milton Parsons

Spouse and Children

19 February 1857
Clay, Kentucky, United States


    Jasper N. Parsons


    Barbara Parsons


    Margaret C. Parsons


    Susan C Parsons



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    William E Parsons


    Rachel Parsons


    Elijah Parsons


    Minerva Jane Parsons



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 13

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 31

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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)

  • John Parsons, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Parsons in household of Joseph Parsons, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Parsons in household of Joseph Parsons, "United States Census, 1850"

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