Capt. William W. Parsons

Brief Life History of William W.

When Capt. William W. Parsons was born in 1820, in Maine, United States, his father, James Parsons, was 32 and his mother, Sally Kelleran, was 31. He married Margaret Fitzgerald on 1 March 1853, in Waldoboro, Lincoln, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 25 October 1886, at the age of 66, and was buried in Goshen Road Cemetery, Waldoboro, Lincoln, Maine, United States.

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Capt. William W. Parsons
Margaret Fitzgerald
Marriage: 1 March 1853
John F Parsons
Helen E. Parsons
Alice May Parsons
Edwin W. Parsons

Sources (20)

  • Wm W Parsons, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William W. Parsons, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • William W Parsons, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)


Maine is the 23rd state.

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1838 · The Aroostook War

An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or "Pork and Beans War". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for the servant of a parish priest or parson, from the possessive case of Middle English persone, parsoun (see Parson ).

English: many early examples are found with the 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.

English: post-medieval variant of Parson , with excrescent -s. Alternatively, Parson may be a shortened form of Parsons.

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

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