Elisha Parsons

1850–
Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States

The Life of Elisha

When Elisha Parsons was born in 1850, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, his father, Levi Parsons, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Midkiff, was 39. He lived in Northern District, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Levi Parsons
1810–
Elizabeth Midkiff
1811–
William Parsons
1832–
Mary Parsons
1834–
Joseph Parsons
1835–
Pheobe Parsons
1838–1878
John Parsons
1839–1863
Peter Parsons
1844–1916
Elijah Parsons
1847–
Elisha Parsons
1850–

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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 11

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
1863

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 31

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for the servant of a parish priest or parson, or a patronymic denoting the child of a parson, from the possessive case of Middle English persone, parsoun ( see Parson ).2 English: many early examples are found with 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.3 Irish: usually of English origin (see above), but sometimes a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Phearsain, which is of Highland Scottish origin ( see McPherson ).

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

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  • Elisha Parsons in household of Levi Parsons, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elisha Parsons in household of Levi Parsons, "United States Census, 1850"

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