Elizabeth Graves Parrish

3 May 1815–26 March 1865 (Age 49)
Adair, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Graves

When Elizabeth Graves Parrish was born on 3 May 1815, in Adair, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Denton Parrish, was 32 and her mother, Nancy Bowmar, was 16. She married James G Gilmer on 21 September 1837, in Adair, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Fannin, Texas, United States in 1850. She died on 26 March 1865, in Honey Grove, Fannin, Texas, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove, Fannin, Texas, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

James G Gilmer
Elizabeth Graves Parrish
Marriage: 21 September 1837
William M Gilmer
George A Gilmer
Thomas Gilmer
James P Gilmer

Spouse and Children

21 September 1837
Adair, Kentucky, United States


    William M Gilmer



    Thomas Gilmer



Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 3

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 15

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • E Wolcott in household of B S Wolcott, "United States Census, 1850"
  • B G Walcott in household of B S Walcott, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth G Parrish, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.