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
1840–
Rebecca Powell
1843–1908
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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World Events (8)

1846

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

1853 · First State Fair

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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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