James H Parrish

Male12 March 1858–18 June 1931

Brief Life History of James H

When James H Parrish was born on 12 March 1858, in Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, William B. Parrish, was 38 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Mathan, was 23. He had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Mary Alice Cummings. He lived in New Jersey, United States in 1870 and Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States in 1905. He died on 18 June 1931, in Lambertville, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Holcombe Riverview Cemetery, Lambertville, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States.

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James H Parrish
Mary Alice Cummings
Elizabeth Parrish
William H Parrish
Nellie M. Parrish
James H. Parrish
Mary R. Parrish
Henry Parrish
Jane R. Parrish

Sources (23)

  • James Parish in household of William B Parish, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James H Parrish, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James H. Parrish in entry for James H. Parrish, "New Jersey, Births, 1670-1980"

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World Events (8)


Age 3

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Age 21

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

Name Meaning

English (mainly southern): from the Old French habitational name and personal name Paris . 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.

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

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