Mary C. Parrish

7 March 1837–1907 (Age 69)
Lowndes, Georgia, United States

The Life of Mary C.

When Mary C. Parrish was born on 7 March 1837, in Lowndes, Georgia, United States, her father, Robert N. Parrish, was 30 and her mother, Nancy McCranie, was 28. She married John F. Kirby on 20 July 1856, in Berrien, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Berrien, Georgia, United States in 1860. She died in 1907, at the age of 70.

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John F. Kirby
Mary C. Parrish
Marriage: 20 July 1856
Sarah C. Kirby
Nancy E. Kirby
Josephine V. Kirby
William A. Kirby
James F. M. Kirby
George Malley Kirby
Jesse Lee Kirby
Lacy Kirby
Worth Putnam Kirby

Spouse and Children

20 July 1856
Berrien, Georgia, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Robert N. Parrish





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World Events (8)

1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

Age 1

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.

Age 9

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

Age 19

Historical Boundaries 1856: Berrien, Georgia, United States

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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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Kerby in household of John F M Kerby, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Parrish in household of Robert N Parrish, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary E. Parrish, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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