James Calloway Parsons

Brief Life History of James Calloway

When James Calloway Parsons was born in 1840, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Gordon Parsons, was 44 and his mother, Amaziah Church, was 41. He married Rebecca Powell on 25 January 1862, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Township 3, Chowan, North Carolina, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1862.

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James Calloway Parsons
Rebecca Powell
Marriage: 25 January 1862

Sources (11)

  • Calaway Parsons in household of Michal Parsons, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James C Parsons, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Caloway Parson in household of Mikle Parson, "United States Census, 1850"

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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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