Green Burton Parsons

30 September 1818–22 June 1892 (Age 73)
Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Green Burton

When Green Burton Parsons was born on 30 September 1818, in Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States, his father, Benjamin Parsons, was 46 and his mother, Sarah Forsyth Burton, was 43. He married Serelda Houk in 1845, in Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Magisterial District 1, Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died on 22 June 1892, in Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Renfro Valley, Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States.

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Green Burton Parsons
Serelda Houk
Marriage: 1845
Susan Catherine Parsons
James B. Parsons

Spouse and Children

Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States


    Susan Catherine Parsons


    James B. Parsons


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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. 
1819 · First Commercial Oil Well Opens

Age 1

In 1819, in McCreary County, Kentucky along Cumberland River was the site of the first commercial oil well.

Age 28

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • G B Parsons, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Green Parsons, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Green Parsons, "United States Census, 1880"

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