John Jones Parrish

19 August 1871–8 October 1956 (Age 85)
Walker, Georgia, United States

The Life of John Jones

When John Jones Parrish was born on 19 August 1871, in Walker, Georgia, United States, his father, James Monroe Parrish, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Smith, was 27. He married Hattie Parham on 20 January 1898, in Walker, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in District 1501, Walker, Georgia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 8 October 1956, in Walker, Georgia, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in High Point, Walker, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Jones Parrish
Hattie Parham
Marriage: 20 January 1898
Lula Myrtle Parrish
Clark Parrish
Roy Parrish
Neal Parrish

Spouse and Children

20 January 1898
Walker, Georgia, United States


    Lula Myrtle Parrish


    Clark Parrish


    Roy Parrish


    Neal Parrish


Parents and Siblings

    James Monroe Parrish


    Elizabeth Ann Smith




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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

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.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 22

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • John Parrish, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John J Parrish, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John J Parrish, "United States Census, 1910"

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