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Descendants of William Parrish from Abt 1675

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William L. Astin

William was the son of Revolutionary War soldier Robert Astin and was himself in the War of 1812. For this service William drew land in Coweta County in 1832.

Ref. All data from " Early Southern Fullers" by Theodore Albert Fuller,Sylva, NC, 1966


31. Absolom Parrish

Absalom Parrish was the youngest of the sons of Henry and Mary Ann Monk Parrish of Bullock County, and was born there Oct. 24, 1796. He was abrother of Henry Parrish. He was married twice. The first marriage was on October 8, 1820 to Mary Williams, born May 7, 1807, died Nov. 19, 1825, daughter of James William, R.S. By her three children were born.

The second wife was Elizabeth Green of Bullock County, born June 17, 1807; married 1827. By her eleven children were born. Of these children ,Ezekial, Daniel and Ann Sophronia (Mrs. Monroe) moved to Berrien County.
Absolom Parrish and his two wives were members of Upper Lott's Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Bullock County, and were buried in the Cemetery there. He died in 1875.

References; Huxford--Pioneers of GA.


32. Josiah Parrish

Researched, compiled and contributed by
Keith W. Parrish
, 1318 C Street SE #4,
Washington, DC 20003-2343.

Josiah Parrish was born ca 1771, in North Carolina, to Henry and Mary Ann (Monk) Parrish. His father was a Revolutionary War soldier. Soon after the war he moved his family to Wilkes County, Georgia. Aftera few years there, he moved again & made his permanent settlement in Bulloch County, Georgia. Josiah Parrish married ca 1793, but his wife's name and the place of,their marriage is not known. About the time he got married, he was serving in the Washington County, Georgia militia as a private under Captain John McKenzie.
His father died in Bulloch County, in 1800. His estate was settledin 1802 and Josiah purchased part of his estate.
On September 5, 1806, he was commissioned a captain in the BullochCounty militia for the 45th District.
By 1820 he was living in Camden County, Georgia. The census forthat year listed him as "Joseph Parrish" 45 years and upwards, his wife45 years and upwards, a son at least 16 years and under 26, a daughter at least 10 years and under 16 ' a son at least 10 years and under 16, a daughter under 10 years, and a son under 10 years.
He was a fortunate drawer in the 1821 Georgia Land Lottery. But he didn't take out this land grant. He let it revert back to the State and it was later sold to the highest bidder.
Camden County land tax records show him paying taxes there until 1823.
Between 1823 and 1824, he and his sons Allen and Tyre moved their families to northern Florida, settling in Alachua County.
The 1830 Alachua County census lists: Josiah Parrish 50-60, his wife50-60, a son 20-30 a son 15-20, and a daughter 10-15, living near the Suwannee River, St. Mary's River, Olusty Creek, & St. Afee River.
Josiah Parrish served in the Florida Indian Wars (1835-1842). His first service came when he was commissioned a captain in his own mounted militia on May 22, 1836. Four of his sons, two sons-in-law, and two grandsons also served in this unit. After four months of service his militia was mustered out on September 22, 1836, at Fort Mills. He was paid $324 for his captain's service.
The next day he enrolled in Captain William Cason's First Florida Militia, as a private. This unit was involved in some Indian fighting at Wahoo Swamp on November 21, 1836. This unit recorded that private John Alford Osteen was killed by the enemy on December 15, 1836, at Garry'sFerry. Osteen was a son-in-law of Josiah Parrish. His service endedJanuary 22, 1837 at Fort Mills, East Florida Territory.
His service continued in Captain Cason's militia. He reenrolled as a private on January 23, 1837, at Fort Mills. He served four months and fourteen days and was paid $91.74. His discharge took place on June 5,1837.
His Wife died sometime between 1830 and 1836. He remarried September 1, 1836 to Cassandra (Cassey) Cason, in Columbia County, Florida. She was the widow of Eli Cason. She was born May 10,
1799, to John and Ada (Weeks) Osteen.
The 1840 census had Josiah Parrish and his family living in Columbia County,which was formed
out of Alachua County in 1832. It lists Josiah Parrish 60-70, his wife 40-50, a female 15-20, a male 10-15, and a female 10-15. The children in the census probably were his step-children from his wife's first marriage.
Josiah Parrish continued to live on his farm in Columbia Co., untilhis death on November 29,
1846. His widow lived with her son James Cason. She is listed in his household in the 1850 and
1860 census records.
Cassey Parrish received 160 acres of land from the government forhis military service in the
Indian Wars. She sold this bounty land to Abraham Mott. Her death occurred sometime after 1860.


SOURCES: Henry Parrish's last will and testament, Bulloch County, Georgia; census: 1820 Camden Co., Ga., 1830 Alachua Co., Fl., 1840 & 1850 Columbia County, Fl.; 1821 Georgia Land Lottery; Camden..County land taxes; muster rolls for theFlorida War 1835-1842; Josiah Parrish's bounty land application (issued to.his wife Cassey).

All the information above was provided to me, most graciously, by Phyllis Borden of N. Ft. Myers, FL.


33. Hezekiah Parrish

Hezekiah Parrish was a son of Henry Parrish (RS) and Mary Ann Monk Parrish, daughter of Melon Monk of Bulloch County, Georgia. He was the grandson of Joel and Mary Woolfolk Parrish, and the great-grandson of William Parrish of Duplin County, North Carolina. On December 16, 1802, Hezekiah married Nancy Cook, daughter of John Cook of Bulloch County, Georgia. To Hezekiah and Nancy were born seven children. Hezekiah served in the war of 1812 as a Private from the State of Georgia. After Hezekiah married, he bought a farm on Fifteen Mile Creek in Bulloch, later Emanuel County. Over the years, Hezekiah received several land grants and bought other lands and many slaves, and he became very wealthy. In 1838 Hezekiah became ill, and could not take care of himself. Henry Jackson Parrish and Augustus Miles Cowart were appointed as guardians to take care of him. He later recovered. In 1850, his wife, Nancy, died. On December 17, 1855, he married Rachael Daughtry. In his will, he made no arrangement for his new wife. When he died in 1859, there was a long court battle, in which the will was voided, and arrengements made for her care. The estate of Hezekiah Parrish was over $50,000.00 and 18 slaves.The court case kept it from being settled for several years. The final settlement was in 1865, when the Civil War was over, and the slaves were freed. Hezekia never came to the Wiregrass area, but he had several grandchildren who did.
Contributed by: Robert J. Robinson of Quitman, Georgia. From Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia Volume 8.


William Monk

William Monk, a RS, and ancestor of a large family connection inWiregrass Georgia, was born in Edgefield District, SC, in 1763, and died at his home in Bulloch County, GA about 1825. He was a son of Malon (sometimes spelled Menon and Menin) Monk. The family moved to Burke County, GA in 1777-78, and later to Bulloch County. Richard Monk, brother of William, was appointed administrator of their father's estate in Bulloch County, November 10, 1808. William Monk married Jerushia Parrish, born 1773, sister of Henry Parrish, Sr.

William Monk was a Revolutionary soldier and served as a private in the Georgia Line (p. 388, Knight's Roster of the Revolution). Mrs. Maude E. Garrison of Adel, became the first descendent to join the D. A. R. on this line. She is a member of John Floyd Chapter, D.A.R., and her National Number is 378429.

A few years after William Monk's death, his widow and unmarried children moved to Lowndes County, also others of the family connection. She is shown in the 1830 Census of Lowndes as the head of a family consisting of self, three sons and two daughters. In 1850 she was living with her daughter, Rhoda and her husband, James Mathis in Lowndes County(territory now in Berrien County). She died about 1857 and was buried at Union Church.


40. Henry Parrish

Henry Parrish, ancester of most of the name in Wiregrass Georgia, was born in South Carolina, January 27, 1786, a son of Henry Parrish, RS, and his wife Mrs. Mary Ann (Monk) Parrish. His parents moved to Bullock County, GA., while he was yet a boy, and he grew up and married there and lived there until his removal to what was then Lowndes County, but now Berrien Co., in 1825. He lived in Lowndes, now Berrien, until his death May 23, 1831, at the age of 45 years. Mr. Parrish was married in Bullock County November 22, 1811, to Miss Nancy Williams, daughter of James Williams, R.S. (q.v.). She was born July 30, 1794 and died Feb. 11, 1886. Mr. Parrish settled in the present Berrien County community known as Lois. Lois Cemetery is located on the old Parrish Farm. Henry Parrish's grave was perhaps the first to be placed there, and is the oldest marked grave in the county. This territory was cut out of Lowndes County into Berrin County in 1856. Mrs. Nancy Parrish, the widow, and Malcolm McCranie were the administrators on the estate. In later years the widow married Henry Peeples but there was no further issue. She was a member of Pleasant Primitive Babtist Church.

NOTE: Mrs Florrie Parrish Hendry of Adel, became the first descendant to join the D.A.R. on descent from Henry Parrish, R.S. She was a member of John Floyd Chapter D.A.R. Her National No. 386789.

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.

Henry Parrish, ancester of most of the name in Wiregrass Georgia, was born in South Carolina, January 27, 1786, a son of Henry Parrish, RS, and his wife Mrs. Mary Ann (Monk) Parrish. His parents moved to Bullock County, GA., while he was yet a boy, and he grew up and married there and lived there until his removal to what was then Lowndes County, but now Berrien Co., in 1825. He lived in Lowndes, now Berrien, until his death May 23, 1831, at the age of 45 years. Mr. Parrish was married in Bullock County November 22, 1811, to Miss Nancy Williams, daughter of James Williams, R.S. (q.v.). She was born July 30, 1794 and died Feb. 11, 1886. Mr. Parrish settled in the present Berrien County community known as Lois. Lois Cemetery is located on the old Parrish Farm. Henry Parrish's grave was perhaps the first to be placed there, and is the oldest marked grave in the county. This territory was cut out of Lowndes County into Berrin County in 1856. Mrs. Nancy Parrish, the widow, and Malcolm McCranie were the administrators on the estate. In later years the widow married Henry Peeples but there was no further issue. She was a member of Pleasant Primitive Babtist Church.

NOTE: Mrs Florrie Parrish Hendry of Adel, became the first descendant to join the D.A.R. on descent from Henry Parrish, R.S. She was a member of John Floyd Chapter D.A.R. Her National No. 386789.

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.