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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Family Time Line

John Parsons
1837–
Sarah Ann Pennington
1839–
Marriage: 19 February 1857
Jasper N. Parsons
1858–1931
Barbara Parsons
1859–1952
Margaret C. Parsons
1861–1861
Susan C Parsons
1861–1861
William C Parsons
1863–1947
Joseph Henry Parsons
1865–1944
James Milton Parsons
1866–1958

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 February 1857
Clay, Kentucky, United States
children

(7)

    Jasper N. Parsons

    Male1858–1931Male

    Barbara Parsons

    Female1859–1952Female

    Margaret C. Parsons

    Female1861–1861Female

    Susan C Parsons

    Female1861–1861Female

    Male1863–1947Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    William E Parsons

    Male1822–1876Male

    Rachel Parsons

    Female1825–Female

    Elijah Parsons

    Male1828–1893Male

    Minerva Jane Parsons

    Female1832–Female

    Female1836–Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

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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