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Mary Elizabeth Parker 

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Mary Elizabeth Parker
7/12/1826 - 3/2/1891
Mary Elizabeth Parker was born on July 12, 1826 somewhere in Georgia and died on March 2, 1891 in Blountstown, Florida. She lived to be 64 years old.

Although her birth date is listed as 7/12/1836 on her grave stone. The census reports she is about eight to ten years older. She also states that her parents were from North Carolina.

She had eleven children with husband Thomas:
  1. Julia Ann (1/1/1846 -8/28/1860 )
  2. John Harris (3/2/1847-7/25/1920) married Easter Jane Yon(11/25/1948),
  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 -10/23/1899)
  7. Sarah Elizabeth (1/8/1856 - 11/30/1931)
  8. Rhoda Eleanor (11/12/1857 -2/7/1879)
  9. Flora Vandalia (2/25/1859 - 10/29/1861)
  10. William Wyatt (1862 -1913)
  11. Nancy Jane (4/6/1867-8/31/1931)
  12. Robert Stanford (12/14/1869-5/14/1893)
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Census1/1/1840 FL (Jackson County) 13 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Mary Parker.  Joseph Parker one male (under 5), one male (5-10) one male (10-15) one male 920-30) one male (30-40) one female (10-15) one female (40-50)-

Possibly Mary Elizabeth's parents  
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1840: , is the largest town and soon begins to battle Marianna (founded in 1827) for the position of county seat. The battle grew so intense, Webbville lobbied and won the creation of a new county from the eastern half. Lafayette was formed in 1932 and takes a large portion of the votes. Two years later and the county is absorbed back into Jackson county and Marianna becomes the county seat. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/1/1840 GA (Baker County) 13 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Mary Parker.  page 10, line 7 - John Parker: one male (under 5), three males (5-9), one male (10-14), one male (20-29) and one female (20-29)

Possibly Mary Elizabeth's parents  
Marriage12/29/1844 GA (Decatur County) 18 yrs old 
Thomas M. Parish married Mary Parker on 12/29/1844 
Census10/30/1850 Distict 7 FL (Gadsden County) 24 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. 
Census11/26/1850 Distict 7 FL (Gadsden County) 24 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Mary Parker.  family # 418 - Lyttlebury Parker (age 47), Mary Parker (45), William Parker (23), Richard Parker (21), Nancy Parker (15), Mary Parker (11), Willis Parker (10), Lyttlebury Parker (8) & Eliza Parker (4). All were born in GA, eccept Lyttlebury Jr. and Eliza. Lyttlebury is a farmer, his home is valued at $1000.

Possibly Mary Elizabeth's relative  
Census7/25/1860 West Wynnton Bend FL (Calhoun County) 34 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.  
Census7/1/1870 Marianna FL (Calhoun County) 44 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.  
Census6/1/1880 Pippins Mills FL (Calhoun County) 53 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.  
Census1/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 58 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/Tombstone3/2/1891 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 64 yrs old 
Nettle Ridge Cemetery - Mary PARISH - 7-12-1836 to 3-2-1891 sec.3A lot.21   Source:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~flcalhou/Cemeteries/NettleRidge.htm

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Mary Parker's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Mary, her family, and friends. For example, Mary is 4 years old when Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
AgeDateEvent
9 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
11 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.
16 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
16 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.
19 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
24 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.
29 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.
35 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.
38 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
39 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.
39 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
44 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
56 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
57 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.
58 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 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
4 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
5 1831 Sumter County is formed.
6 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
7 1833 Walker County is formed.
10 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.
11 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
12 1838 Chattooga County formed
21 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
24 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
25 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
26 1852 Taylor County formed.
27 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
28 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
30 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
31 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
32 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
44 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
49 1875 Oconee County formed.
AgeDateEvent
4 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
13 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
18 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
27 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
30 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
33 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
39 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
43 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
51 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
53 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
63 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
AgeDateEvent
2 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
8 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
35 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
36 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
56 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
59 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
AgeDateEvent
4 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
9 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
11 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
14 1840 Oregon Trail is established
16 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
29 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
34 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
36 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
37 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
39 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
42 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
49 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
50 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
AgeDateEvent
7 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
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Thomas Parish
Born on August 8, 1812 and died on June 16, 1895.
They were married 12/29/1844.

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The Children of Mary Elizabeth Parker

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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