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Thomas Marshall Parish
8/8/1812 - 6/16/1895
Thomas Marshall Parish was born on August 8, 1812 somewhere in Georgia and died on June 16, 1895 in Blountstown, Florida. He lived to be 82 years old.

In the 1880 and 1885 census Thomas states his father was born in NC and mother was born in VA.
Thomas was a minister at Antioch Baptist Church (now Nettle Ridge Baptist in Blountstown, FL) in 1867.
He had eleven children with Wife Mary E. Parker:
  1. Julia Ann(1/1/1846 - 8/28/1860)
  2. John Harris (3/2/1847-7/25/1920) married Easter J. Yon,
  3. Thomas Marshall Jr. (11/16/1848-1/2/1926)
  4. Margaret Matilda (10/8/1850- 5/25/1862)
  5. James Wiley(5/3/1852-10/15/1865 )
  6. Mary Charlotte (4/25/1854)
  7. Sarah Elizabeth "Betsey" (abt.1855) -married ____ Yon
  8. Rhoda Eleanor (11/12/1857)
  9. Flora Vandalia (2/25/1859 - 10/29/1861)
  10. William Wyatt (1862)
  11. Nancy Jane (4/6/1867-8/31/1931)
  12. Robert Stanford (12/14/1869-5/14/1893)
Records
Census1/1/1820 GA (Telfair County) 7 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Thomas Parish.   Wyatt Parish : 4 males (under 10 years), one male (between 10-16), one male (between 26-49), one female (under 10) one female (over 49).  
Additional information about Telfair County, GA around 1820: The initial Telfair area of GA belonged to Creek Indians, many of which remained in the area until it became more densely populated by white settlers. A large number of the earliest white settlers were Scots Highlanders from the Carolinas. Telfair County GA was created from Wilkinson County in 1807. It originally included the Oconee and Little Ocmulgee rivers which were split into Montgomery County in 1812. By 1819 it included a substantial area of land south of the Ocmulgee River. Boundary lines for the county continued to change until 1877. 
Census1/1/1830 GA (Decatur County) 17 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Thomas Parish.  On Page #13, line 10: The household of Wyett Parlee/Parice is listed as two males (0-4), one male (10-14), two males (15-19), one male (20-29), one male (40-49), one female (5-9), one female (10-14) and one female (30-39).

Could be Wyett's brother:
on page 17, line 16: Matthew Parlee/Parice - one male (10-14), two males (20-29), one male (40-49), one female (5-9), one female (15-19), one female (40-49) 
Additional information about Decatur County, GA around 1830: Decatur County is officially created in 1823 from new lands and portions of Early County. Of interest, Hernando Desoto traveled through this area in 1540 following the Capachequi River (now called the Flint River). Later, this county is divided to form Grady, Seminole and Thomas counties. This map of Decatur County, GA was created around 1830. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other1/1/1839 GA (Decatur County) 26 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Thomas Parish.  Common Law book 1839 - 1840: Parrish Co. -Henry Parish, Daniel Parish, Thomas Parish, Thomas R. Marshall, Thomas P. Norris, L. M. Wiley -vs-John Dill 
Marriage12/29/1844 GA (Decatur County) 32 yrs old 
Thomas M. Parish married Mary Parker on 12/29/1844 
Census10/30/1850 Distict 7 FL (Gadsden County) 38 yrs old 
family # 138,Thomas M. Parish (age 36), Mary (age 22), Julia (6), John (3), & Thomas (1)Thomas was born in Georgia, estimates the value of his property to be $300 and his occupation is farming. Mary, his wife, was born in Georgia. The children were born in Florida. Thomas states he can not read or write. 
Census7/25/1860 West Wynnton Bend FL (Calhoun County) 47 yrs old 
Listed as dwelling #127, family #128: Thomas Parish (age 48), Mary (age 35), Julia (18), John (13), Thomas (11), Matilda (9), James (8), Charlott (7), Elizabeth (6), Eleanor (5), Flora (3), Mary (1) and Henry Monsford (laborer, age 30). Thomas was born in Georgia, estimates the value of his property to be $600 and his occupation is farming. Mary, his wife, was born in North Carolina. The children between 8 and 18 have been attending school and all were born in Florida. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other12/1/1862 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 50 yrs old 
12/1/1862 State of Florida
Calhoun County
Report of jurors, Grand and Petit for Fall term 1862
Talesman, attending and serving in the Circuit Court at said term and entitled by law to payment from the state.

#3: Thomas Parish - number of miles: 30, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 5.50.
#5 Wm H Pope - number of miles: 30, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 5.50, # 14 Henry B. Davis - number of miles: 20, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 4.50, # 18 Samuel W. Davis - number of miles: 46, number of days: 4, amount in dollars: 9.50, #34 Ishmael Ayers - number of miles: 20, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 4.50, # 36 John Peacock - number of miles: 24, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 3.50, # 38 Robt. W. Nixon - number of miles: 6, number of days: (part of page missing), amount in dollars: (part of page missing), #58 T.H. Yon Jr.- number of miles: 20, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 3.25, # 65 Jesse Bailey - number of miles: 8, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: (part of page missing), # 69 Levi Yon - number of miles: 30, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 4.(missing)
Dec. 1st 1862
William Clark
Clerk of Calhoun County Circuit Court  
Other12/1/1862 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 50 yrs old 
State of Florida
Calhoun County
Report of jurors, Grand and Petit for Fall term 1862
Talesman, attending and serving in the Circuit Court at said term and entitled by law to payment from the state.
#3: Thomas Parish - number of miles: 30, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 5.50.
#5 Wm H Pope - number of miles: 30, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 5.50, # 14 Henry B. Davis - number of miles: 20, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 4.50, # 18 Samuel W. Davis - number of miles: 46, number of days: 4, amount in dollars: 9.50, #34 Ishmael Ayers - number of miles: 20, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 4.50, # 37 Robt. W. Nixon - number of miles: 6, number of days: (part of page missing), amount in dollars: (part of page missing), #58 T.H. Yon - number of miles: 20, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 3.25, # 65 Jese Bailey - number of miles: 8, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: (part of page missing), # 69 Levi Yon - number of miles: 30, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 4.(missing)
Dec. 1st 1862
William Clark
Clerk of Calhoun County Circuit Court  
Census7/1/1870 Marianna FL (Calhoun County) 57 yrs old 
Dwelling #153, household #110: Thomas Parish (age 57) Mary (age 45, keeping house), Mary C. (age 17), Sarah E. (age 15), Ellen R. (13), William W. (10), Jane (3) and Robert S. (eight months old). All indicate they were born in Florida. Thomas is a farmer with an estimated personal estate value of $300, and he was born in Georgia. The children 10 yrs old and older indicate they were attending school. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other10/1/1874 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 62 yrs old 
Grand Jurors – Fall Term – 1874 #8 Thos. Parish, # 12 Robt. Davis, #14 Levi Yon, # 15 Jesse Bailey (excused)  
Census6/1/1880 Pippins Mills FL (Calhoun County) 67 yrs old 
Family #5: Thomas Parrish (age 66, farmer, born in NC, father born in NC and mother born in VA); Mary (age 52, wife, keeping house, born in GA, father/NC, mother/NC); William (age 18, son, working on farm); Jane (age 15, daughter, attending school); Robert (age 10, son). All of the children were born in FL and they cannot read or write. The family living next door (family #4) is the Levi Yon family. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1880: Blountstown was declared the seat of Calhoun County in 1880. Prior to that, Abe Springs had been the county seat. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other1/1/1882 FL (Calhoun County) 69 yrs old 
Revised List of jurors -
Pg. 1: #1. Wm Ayers, 2. Thos Ayers, 3. Asa Ayers, 9. Sam Ayers, 10. Ish Ayers, 13. Benj. Ayers, 15. Alfred Bailey, 17. Gadi Bailey, 22. P.B. Bailey, 23. Wm M. Clark. ,44. Wm Cutts, 46. L. C. Davis, 46. Isaac Etheridge, 47. B. H. Franklin
page 2: 68. Caleb Halley, 75. Jno T. Kent, 76. W.A. Kent, 79. Jno A. Kelley, 81. Jno Kent,
page 3: #85. Geo Sutton, 96. B. F. McDaniel, 97. Josh McDaniel, 99. Jasper Musgrove, 100. J. M. Maddox,107. Thos McKeown
page 4: 114 Robt Nixon, 115 J. J. Nixon, 116 R. W. Nixon,118 Jno H. Parish, 119. Thomas Parish Sr., 120. Thomas Parish Jr., 122. Jno W. Peacock, 123. Jno. W. Pope, 125. B. F. Pope, 126. Tim Pope, 130. J.M. Peacock
page 5:143.J.R. Stone, 151. David Stephens, 152. L.M. Stone, 156. S.S. Stone, 153. A.J. Wood, 155. Joe Wood, 156. J.C. Wood, 172. Levi Yon, 173. Newton Yon, 174. T.M. Yon, 175. John Yon, 176. H. A. Yon 
Census1/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 72 yrs old 
173,195 - Thomas Parish (age70), Mary (58) and Robert (15). Thomas is a farmer, he was born in NC, father in NC and mother in VA. Mary was born in GA, parents in SC. Robert born in FL.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1885: The principle towns in Calhoun County were Blountstown, Marysville, Chipola, Selman, Ocheesee, and Abe Springs. In 1884 railroads in Florida were bought out by one company and placed under central management. River Junction, located at the junction of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, is the closest railroad and the primary hub of land transports. The photo on the right shows the iron bridge than spans the Chattahoochee River about a mile from the Depot at River Junction where wharves, storage, steamboats and hotels bussel with activity. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Graveyard/Tombstone6/16/1895 Nettle Ridge FL (Calhoun County) 82 yrs old 
Thomas M. Parish - 8/8/1812 to 6/16/1895 sec.3A plot21   Source:  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flcalhou/Cemeteries/NettleRidge.htm

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AgeDateEvent
1 1813 During 1813-14, over 2,000 Muskogee-speaking Creeks move to Florida in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War). Most come from AL and GA.
6 1818 First Seminole Indian War takes place when Andrew Jackson brings his troops into northern Florida.
9 1821 Spain formally cedes Florida to the United States in 1821, according to terms of the Adams-Onís Treaty. Spanish colonists as well as settlers from the newly formed United States begin to pour into the new territory. Prior to this change, Florida was a wilderness sparsely dotted with settlements of native Indians, escaped/freed slaves and Spaniards.
10 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
11 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
12 1824 Tallahassee is established at the capital of Florida because it is half-way between the two government centers in St. Augustine and Pensacola. The Legislative Council meets in November in a log house erected in the vicinity of today's capitol.
23 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
25 1837 NEWS HEADLINES: In October, Chief Osceola of the Seminole Indians is captured when he arrives for supposed truce negotiations at Fort Payton. He is imprisoned at St. Augustine, FL where he refuses to eat and attempts to escape several times. In December he is moved to a prison in SC where he dies on January 20, 1838. At the time of his death, Osceola was the most famous American Indian.
30 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
30 1842 Congress passes the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. It entitles persons willing and able to bear arms against the Indians and establish themselves in villages along the borders of Indian territory ownership of their land after 5 years.
33 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
38 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
43 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
49 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
52 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
53 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
53 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
58 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
70 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
71 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
72 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
AgeDateEvent
1 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave GA and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
5 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
7 1819 Rabun County formed.
8 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
9 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
10 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
11 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
12 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
13 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
14 1826 January 24 - Treaty of Washington abrogates Treaty of Indian Springs. The Creeks cede a smaller area and are allowed to remain on their lands until January 1, 1826.
15 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
18 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
19 1831 Sumter County is formed.
20 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
21 1833 Walker County is formed.
24 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
25 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
26 1838 Chattooga County formed
35 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
38 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
39 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
40 1852 Taylor County formed.
41 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
42 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
44 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
45 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
46 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
58 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
63 1875 Oconee County formed.
AgeDateEvent
2 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
18 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
27 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
32 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
41 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
44 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
47 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
53 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
57 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
65 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
67 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
77 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
83 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
AgeDateEvent
16 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
22 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
49 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
50 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
70 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
73 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
AgeDateEvent
8 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
18 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
23 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
25 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
28 1840 Oregon Trail is established
30 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
43 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
48 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
50 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
51 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
53 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
56 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
63 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
64 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
AgeDateEvent
21 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
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Mary Parker
Born on July 12, 1826 and died on March 2, 1891.
They were married 12/29/1844.

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The Children of Thomas Marshall Parish

John Harris Parish
Born somewhere in Florida on March 2, 1847 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on July 23, 1920. He was 73 years old.

children:
  • Thomas Marshall (1867-1870)
  • William Jesse (2-9-1870 - 12-5-1957)
  • John Dennis (11-19-1868 - 5-5-1954)
  • John Harris Jr. (9/18/1881-3/11/1920)
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    Thomas Marshall Parish Jr.
    Born in Gadsden Co., Florida on November 16, 1848 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on January 2, 1926. He was 77 years old.

    In the Civil War he served in the Home Guards and fought in the Battle of Natural Bridge and the battle of Marianna.

    He married Elizabeth "Betsey" Spears. She had one son named William "Bill"...
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    Mary Charlotte Parish
    Born in Blountstown, Florida on April 25, 1854 and died in Blountstown, Florida on October 23, 1899. She was 45 years old.

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    Rhoda Eleanor Parish
    Born in Blountstown, Florida on November 12, 1857 and died in Blountstown, Florida on February 7, 1879. She was 21 years old.

    Married about 1874 in Blountstown, FL. Died the day her daughter, Annie Laura, was born (in child birth ? ) ...
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    38 years old
    William Wyatt Parish
    Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on February 25, 1862 and died in Blountstown, Florida on February 1, 1913. He was 50 years old.

    He married Nancy in Calhoun Co. FL. He was a circuit - riding Freewill Baptist Minister and served as County Commissioner and as School Board Member. He was a member of the Dixie Masonic Lodge in Blou...
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    Nancy Jane Parish
    Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on April 6, 1867 and died somewhere in Florida on August 31, 1931. She was about 64 years old.

    She married Charles Wesley Brown, Jr. on March 1 1885 in Calhoun Co. FL.

    Children are:
    1. Thomas Wesley Brown(5/6/1884 Calhoun Co, Fl-date unknown)
    2. <...
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    Robert Stanford Parish
    Born somewhere in Florida on December 14, 1869 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on May 14, 1893. He was 23 years old.

    He married 5/22/1890 to Susey Halley. They had one son named Jim....
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