John Parrish

1766–
Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States

The Life of John

John Parrish was born in 1766, in Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States. He married Margaret Atwell on 25 January 1807.

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John Parrish
1766–
Margaret Atwell
1750–
Marriage: 25 January 1807

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MARRIAGE
25 January 1807
, Anne Arundel, Maryland

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1776

Age 10

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 10

Maryland is the 7th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 10

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

English (mainly southern): from the Old French habitational name and personal name Paris ( see Paris 1). Parrish is the most common form of the name in English, and is the result of confusion between -s and -sh ( compare Norris ), reinforced by folk etymological association with the modern English word parish. In the 17th and 18th centuries the surname was occasionally bestowed on foundlings brought up at the expense of the parish.

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

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  • John Parish, "Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940" (no parent names)
  • John Parish, "Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970" (no parent names)

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