Joel was a captain in the Revolution.
On August 8, 1778, Samuel Fuller deeded to Joel Parrish, 370 acres of land "for the love and affection of his daughter Rhoda Parrish, wife of Joel Parrish....." Samuel Huckaby witnessed this deed as did Joel Parrish witness the deed to Huckaby. William Johnson who married another Spivey girl and hence the uncle of Lydia and Rhoda witness both deeds.Recorded in DB-7, page 204 of Bute (Franklin) Co., NC deedbooks.
All data from "Early Souther Fullers" by Theodore Albert Fuller, Sylva,NC, 1966
Henry Parrish, the Revolutionary War ancestor of the Parrishes of South Georgia and Florida, was born in Spotsylvania, VA., about 1740, a son of Joel Parrish who died there testate in 1791. Henry Parrish, about 1770 married Mary Ann Monk, born 1748, and they had 10 children. Henry Parrish moved to New Hanover County, NC., but whether before or after marriage cannot be deternined.
He served three years in the NC Continental Line for which he was paid by the State of NC, and also granted bounty land there. Soon after the war he moved to Wilkes County, GA, where he was granted 200 acres of land and also in 1787 bought 92 acres more on the Ogeechee River, from a Benjamin Few ( the signer of the Constitution ?) a few years after he moved to Bulloch County where he lived until his death. His will dated June 23, 1800, was probated June 30, 1800, so he died between those dates. Executors of the will were his wife Mary Ann, John Daughtrey and Jacob Mincy. The will gave his estate to his wife for her lifetime, then to be divided between his 10 children.
Will dated June 23, 1800 probated.
Bought 92 A. on Ogeechee from Benj. Few
Note--- Mrs. Florrie Hendry of Adel, was the first descendant of Henry Parrish to become a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution on the record of his service; she became a member in 1949, and is a member of the John Floyd Chapter, and her National Numberis 386789. She descends through the son, Henry.
From Judge Folks Huxford's "Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia"
NOTE: Hon. J.J. Parrish of Adel, in his book entitled "PARRISH" published 1948, and now (1993) with two updates, has traced all the descendants of Henry Parrish, the subject.References; 1820, Bullock; 1830, Lowndes; Huxford- Pioneers of GA.