PARSONS

Parson, MacParson, MacPherson

 Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith

The Parsons family originates with the Ancient Irish Nobility.

  Parsons Coat of Arms

Eion Mòr [i]

Eion Mòr , son of Shane . Eion Mòr had:

Eion Og [ii]

Eion Og , son of Eion Mòr .  Eion Og m. Margery, daughter of Lord   Bissett , of the Glinns of Antrim.  Eion Og & Margery had:

Donal[iii]

Donal, son of EionOg & Margery, m. Joan, daughter of O’Donnell , lord of Tirconnell .  Donal & Joan had:

Eion[iv]

Eion, son of Donal & Joan, m. Sarah, daughter of Phelim  O’Neill , lord of the Clanaboys.  Eion & Sarah had:

Eion Cathanach[v]

Eion Cathanach, son of Eion & Sarah, d. 1499, hanged; m. Cecilia, daughter of Robert  Savage , of Ards.  Eion Cathanach & Cecilia had:

Æneas MacDonnell  [MacParson] [vi]

Æneas MacDonnell , son of Eion Cathanach & Cecilia.  Æneas was called “MacParson”, scotticised to MacPherson, and anglicised Parsons.  The final s in the surname is a contraction for son and is same as the Mac in MacParson.  The connection between the Irish family of MacParson has not been made at this date (2/96).  On 22 Apr 1658, John Parsons , a planter, of New Poquoson, Virginia made a gift to his daughter Elizabeth Parsons  of a cow.[vii]

These six (6) Parsons' families are found in Charles Parish, York County, Virginia[viii]:

A.  William Parsons , m. Ann, d. 24  Jan 1724, York Co., VA; William & Ann Parsons  had:

A1.  Ann, b. 31 Mar 1723, bap. 28 Apr 1723, York Co., VA

B.  James Parson s  m. Dorothy (Dority) Wade , daughter of Armiger Wade.  James & Dorothy Parsons had:

B1. Armager, b.  21 Apr 169[8], York Co., VA
B2.  Elizabeth, b.
 13  Aug 1700, York Co., VA; d. 4 Nov 1700, York Co., VA
B3.  James, Jr., b.
 30 Aug 1702, York Co., VA.  He was deeded land by his parents on 16 Sept 1719.
B4.  Frances, b.
 29 Dec 1706, York Co., VA; d. 3 Jan 1708, York Co., VA
B5.  Wayde, b. 25
 Aug 170[8], York Co., VA
B6.  Frances, b. 10
 May 1712, York Co., VA

C.  Armager Parsons , d. 15 Jan 1734, York Co., VA; m. 3 Jun 1794, York Co., VA to Elizabeth Holloway .  Armager & Elizabeth (Holloway) Parsons  had:

C1.  Dorithy, b. 9 Sept 1720, York Co., VA; bap 15 Oct 1720, York Co., VA; d. 9 Jul 1723, York Co., VA.
C2.  Elizabeth, b. 29
 Dec 1721, York Co., VA; bap. 10 Mar 1721, York Co., VA
C3.  Dorithy, b. 6 Apr 1724, York Co., VA; bap. 24 May 1724, York Co., VA
C4.  James, b. 29
 Jan 1726, York Co., VA; bap. 27 Apr 1727, York Co., VA; d. 15 Nov 1731, York Co., VA.
C5.  Thomas, b. 8
 Oct 1729, York Co., VA; bap. 16 nov 1729, York Co., VA; d. 1 Nov 1731, York Co., VA.
C6.  Rachel, b. 15
 Sept, 1732, York Co., VA; bap. 22 Sept 1732, York Co., VA; d. 24 Sept 1732, York Co., VA.
C7.  James, b.
 8 Sept 1733, York Co., VA; bap. 4 Nov 1733, York Co., VA

D.  John Parsons  m. Elizabeth (Unknown) .  John & Elizabeth Parsons  had:

D1.  Elizabeth, b.  4 Apr 1656, York Co., VA
D2.  Sarah, b.
 12 Jul 1662, York Co., VA
D3.  John, b.
 12 Aug 1664, York Co., VA
D4.  Jane, b.
 13 Sept 1669, York Co., VA
D5.  James, b.  27 Mar 1673, York Co., VA

E.  John Parsons  m. Ann (Unknown) .  John & Ann Parsons  had:

E1.  John, b.  22 Oct 1690, York Co., VA
E2.  Elizabeth, b.
 30 Aug 1692, York Co., VA; d. possibly 27 Feb 1697, York Co., VA
E3.  William, b.
 25 Apr 1700, York Co., VA
E4.  James, b.
 6 Nov 1707, York Co., VA; d. 20 Jan 1726, York Co., VA

 F.  John Parsons  m. Sarah (Unknown) , d. 9 Jan 1743, York Co., VA.  John & Sarah Parsons had:

F1.  John, b.  12 Jul 1731, York Co., VA; bap. 8 Aug 1731, York Co., VA
F2.  Mary, b.
 10 Nov 1733, York Co., VA; bap 16 Dec 1733, York Co., VA
F3.  Priscilla, b.
 unknown ; bap. 8 May 1737, York Co., VA

In the Prince George County Court records we find:

William Parsons  196# flower £1-11-4; 300# beef £3-2-6; 850# fodder £1-5-6; cartage, 17 ½ bu wheat £3-15; 33 bu oats £4-2-6’ 28 gal. Brandy £10-14-4.

-- Monday 22 April 1782, Prince George County at the Courthouse.[ix]

William Parsons  11½ bu corn £1-8-9.

--- Tuesday 10 May 1785, Prince George County at the Courthouse.[x]


The connection between this William Parsons  and the following Richard Parson s  has not been established (11/95).  The Parsons' of Lee County, Virginia came from North Carolina in the early 1800's.

Richard Parson

Richard Parson  of Surry County, North Carolina is the ancestor of the Lee County, Virginia Parsons'.  Richard Parsons , d. between 1817 - 1820; m. Elizabeth (Spence?) .  Descendants claim she was a Feathers, a Cherokee Indian.

1790 Surry Co., NC Census

                Richard Parson                   2     free white males over 16
                                                              
1     free white male under 16
                                                              
3     free white females

In his will 1817, probated 1820 he names (9) nine children:

1.     James Parsons.  There is a James Parson  listed in the 1790 Surry Co., NC Census.  He is shown with 1 free white male over 16; 2 free white males under 16; and 3 free white females.
2.    
John Parsons , b.  c. 1755, m. Mary Simmons  (Simpkins ), who was b. in Ashe County, North Carolina.
3.    
Joseph Parsons
4.    
Richard Parsons
5.    
George Parsons
6.    
Johathan Parsons
7.    
Mary Parsons
8.    
Tabitha Parsons
9.    
Milly Parsons

John ParsonsO

2.  John Parsons ,  b. c. 1755; d. 25 Feb 1790, Lee County, VA, son of Richard & Elizabeth Parsons , m. Mary Simmons  (Simpkins ), b. Ashe County, North Carolina.

1790 Surry Co., NC Census

                John Parson                        1     free white males over 16
                                                               
4     free white male under 16
                                                                3     free white females

 John Parsons  is listed on page 161 of the DAR Patriots Index, Vol. II, the following is his Revolutionary War Service PS from Virginia.

 Montgomery County Virginia 1787 Tax LIST A -- District of James Newell , Commissioner[xi]

 

 

w16+

b16+

b>16

horses

cattle

John Parsons

self

0

0

0

2

2

John & Mary (Simmons) Parsons had six (6) children (according to 1790 Census):

2.1.       Samuel Parsons,  b. c. 1781, North Carolina; m. ca 1800 to ______ Penningto n; m2nd Charlotta Fletcher Carter .
2.2
.       Nancy Parsons,  b. c. 1782; d. p. 1839, Lee County, Virginia; m. Alexander Alexander .  Nancy & Alexander Alexander had (3) children:
2.3
.      William S . Parsons b. 16 Nov 1789, North Carolina; d. 6 Jan 1856; m. 18 Aug 1814, Phoebe Pennington , daughter of Edward  & Martha (Flanary) Pennington .
2.4
.      John (Jackie ) Parsons , b. 1802, North Carolina; d. 5 Feb 1857, Lee County, VA, drown while crossing a river; m. c. 1825 to Rebecca Pennington .
2.5
.       male (unknown ) Parsons
2.6
.       female (unknown ) Parsons

Samuel Parsons

2.1..  Samuel Parsons , son of John & Mary (Simmons) Parsons, b. c. 1781, North Carolina; m. ca 1800 to ______ Pennington ; m2nd Charlotta Fletcher Carter .  Samuel & 1st wife (Pennington) Parsons had (8) eight children.  Samuel & Charlotta (Carter) Parsons  had (6) six children.

Nancy Parsons

2.2.  Nancy Parsons , daughter of John & Mary (Simmons) Parsons, b. c. 1782; d. p. 1839, Lee County, Virginia; m. Alexander Alexande r.  Nancy & Alexander Alexander  had (3) children:

2.2.1.  Ann Simmons , b. 1 Apr 1800, NC; m. Vincent Kelly  in Lee County, VA.
2.2.2.  Mary Y
., b. c. 1804, Lee County, VA; m. in Lee County, VA to Charles Minter.
2.2.3.  Unknown
 daughter probably married the son of Thomas & Mary Goff .

William S. Parsons

2.3..  William S. Parsons , b. 16 Nov 1789, North Carolina; d. 6 Jan 1856[xii], from bowel complaints. His parents were John  & Mary (Simmons) Parsons.   He married Phoebe Pennington  on 18 Aug 1814, daughter of Edward  & Martha (Flanary) Pennington , b. 26 Sept 1794, North Carolina; d. 1862/1863, Lee County, VA. William S. Parsons' occupation was that of a farmer.

1815 finds William Parsons  with a farm located on the waters of the North Fork of the Powells River, and on the south side of the Poor Valley Ridge, 50 acres, having thereon one log "cabbin", 16 feet by 14 feet, valued at $80.[xiii]

William & Phoebe (Pennington)  Parsons  had (8) eight children, all born in Lee County, Virginia:

2.3.1.   Elizabeth , b.  16 Oct 1816, Slemp, VA - twin to Edward; m. 25 Feb 1868, Micha Calton .
2.3.
2.   Edward , b. 16 Oct 1816, Slemp, VA - twin to Elizabeth; d. 3 Jun 1887, Slemp, VA; m. c. 1840, Lee County, VA to Margaret Jones .
2.3.
3.   Mary,  b.  1 Mar 1818; d. 1 Apr 1860; m. Abraham Davis Zion .
2.3.
4.   John, b.  1821; d. Lee County, VA; m. Mary Bishop .
2.3.
5.   Mart ha (Mattie ), b. 1823; m. Joseph Bishop .
2.3.
6.   William Parsons , b. 1828, Lee County, VA; 13 Mar 1864, a prisoner of the Civil War in Camp Douglas, IL; m. Amanda Olinger , in 1848.
2.3.
7.   Rebecca , b. 1833; m. Doctor F. Wells
2.3.
8.   Zion , b. 1835; d. Lee County, VA; m. Martha  (unknown )

John (Jackie) Parsons

2.4.  John (Jackie) Parsons , son of John & Mary (Simmons) Parson s, b. 1802, North Carolina; d. 5 Feb 1857, Lee County, VA, drown while crossing a river; m. c. 1825 to Rebecca Pennington , daughter of Edward  & Martha (Flanary)Pennington , b. 12 Jul 1805, Lee County, VA; d. c. 1886, Lee County, VA.  John & Rebecca (Pennington) Parsons had (11) eleven children:

2.4.1.  Minerva [xiv], b. 1826[xv]; d. 6 Feb 1859; m. Edward McDonald Smyth.
2.4.
2.  William A. , b. 1828; d. 4 Jan 1877, Lee County, VA; m.1st- Mary Jane Calton ; m.2nd- Rosa C. Olinger .
2.4.
3.  James Monroe, b. 20 Feb 1830; d. 2 May 1877; m.1st- 14 Oct 1851, Lucinda Bishop ; m.2nd- 11 Feb 1874, Amanda (Olinger) Parsons  -widow of William Parsons , son of William S . & Phoebe (Pennington) Parsons .
2.4.
4.  Phoebe, b. 11 May 1832; d. 12 Jul 1888; m. 7 Feb 1853, Zion Flanary .
2.4.
5.  Martha (Patsy) , b. 5 May 1834; d. 8 Jan 1869; m. 27 Mar 1855, Zachariah Thomas Cecil .
2.4.
6.  Mary (Pop) Pennington , b. 1836; d. 18 May 1880; m. 14 Sept 1866, John Morrison Smyth .
2.4.
7.  Mitchell Cecil, b. 7 Jun 1838; d. 17 Feb 1895. M.1st- 20 Nov 1860, Martha Russell; m.2nd- 19 Jul 1870, Mary Crabtree; m.3rd-15 Apr 1892, Saphronia Hobbs.
2.4.
8.  David Perry, b. 20 Aug 1840; d. 5 Jan 1917, Lee County, VA; m.1st- 15 Jul 1860, Mary Jane Sage; m.2nd- 17 Jul 1869, Lee County, VA to Amy (Annie) Carter.
2.4.
9.  Rebecca L ., b. 1842; d. Tennessee; m. 19 Dec 1865, Robert Bartlett .
2.4.
10. Susannah C ., b. 5 Aug 1846; d. 12 Oct 1880; m. 11 Feb 1869, James Patrick Crabtree .
2.4.
11. Virginia G. , v. 1847; d. c. 1918; m. 23 May 1875, John W. Smyth , son of David & Mary (Harris) Smyth .  No children.

Edward Parsons

2.3.2.  Edward Parsons,  son of William  & Phoebe (Pennington)  Parsons , b. 16 Oct 1816, Slemp, VA - twin to Elizabeth; d. 3 Jun 1887, Slemp, VA; m. c. 1840, Lee County, VA to Margaret Jones .  They had (6) six children:

2.3.2.1.  John B.,  b. 1841
2.3.
2.2.  Mary C., b. 1842
2.3.
2.3.  Elizabeth, b.  1844
2.3.
2.4.  Phoebe A., b. 1844
2.3.
2.5.  Tobias F., b. 1845
2.3.
2.6.  Harvey P., b. 1852

John Parsons

2.3.4.  John Parsons ,  son of William & Phoebe  (Pennington) Parsons, b. 1821; d. Lee County, VA; m. Mary Bishop . They had (7) seven children:

2.3.4.1.  William J., b. 1846
2.3.
4.2.  Phoebe J., b. 1847
2.3.
4.3.  Eleanor, b. 1849
2.3.
4.4.  Elijah, b. 1850
2.3.
4.5.  Julia Ann, b. 1850; d. 16 Aug 1853
2.3.
4.6.  D.Z., b. 1855; d. 1925
2.3.
4.7.  Martha L., b. 1857; d. age 1

William ParsonsP

2.3.6.  William Parsons , son of William & Phoebe (Pennington) Parsons , b. 1828, Lee County, Virginia; d. 13 Mar 1864, a prisoner of the Civil War in Camp Douglas, Illinois; m. Amanda Olinger  in 1848, daughter of John C. & Lydia (Skaggs) Olinger .  William & Amanda (Olinger)  Parsons had (3) three children:

2.3.6.1.  John S., b. 1849. Of more later.
2.3.
6.2.  Zion Mitchell,  b. 1855; m. 11 Mar 1872, Mary Frances Smith
2.3.
6.3. James Kyle, b. 1859.

Rebecca Parsons

2.3.7.  Rebecca Parsons, daughter of William  & Phoebe (Pennington)   Parsons, b. 1833; m. Doctor F. Wells .  They had (4) four children:

2.3.7.1.  Pheby J ., b. 1854
2.3.
7.2.  Sylveste r, b. 1856
2.3.
7.3.  Aranca,  b. 1858
2.3.
7.4.  Francis M.

John Silas Parsons

Zion Parsons

2.3.8.  Zion Parsons,  son of William  & Phoebe (Pennington)  Parsons , b. 1835; d. Lee County, VA; m. Martha (unknown ) .  They had (5) five children:

2.3.8.1.  Nancy J. , b. 12 Mar 1855
2.3.8.2
.  William E., b. 11  Feb 1857
2.3.8.3
.  Charles A., b. 15 Dec 1859
2.3.8.4
.  Mimie
2.3.8.5
.  Lester

John Silas Parsons

2.3.6.1. John Silas Parsons [xvi] son of William & Amanda (Olinger) Parsons , b. 18 Feb 1847[xvii]; d. 19 Aug 1921[xviii]; m. 30 Mar 1871, Mary Jane Smyth , daughter of David  & Mary (Harris) Smyth , b. 15 Apr 1852, Lee County, VA[xix]; d. 6 Jan 1928, Lee County, VA[xx]. John & Mary (Smyth)  Parsons  had (10) ten children:

2.3.6.1.1.  Dora , b. 20 Feb 1872,[xxi]; m. William Oakley
2.3.
6.1.2.  Minerva , b. 8 Oct 1875,[xxii]; m.          Rease
2.3.
6.1.3.  William D., b. 16  Aug 1877, [xxiii].
2.3.
6.1.4.  Callie , b. 1883; m. 21 Apr 1901, Zion P. Smith  
2.3.6.1.5.  Amanda Flora , b. 30 Mar 1885, [xxiv]; m.         Ward  
2.3.6.1.6.  Rosie/Rosia , b. 8 Mar 1885, [xxv]; m.          Barnes
2.3.
6.1.7. Thomas, b. 25 Dec 1886, [xxvi].
2.3.
6.1.8.  Roy Ellis , b. 11 May 1889, [xxvii]; m. Cora Ann Allen
2.3.
6.1.9.  John Milton, b. 2  Apr 1889, [xxviii].
2.3.
6.1.10. Alma Loreua , b. 6 Mar 1899, [xxix]; m.            Evridge

Zion Mitchell Parsons

2.3.6.2.  Zion Mitchell Parsons , son of William  & Amanda (Olinger) Parsons , b. 1855; m. 11 Mar 1872, Mary Frances Smith .  Zion & Mary Frances (Smith)  Parsons had (3) three children:

2.3.6.2.1.  John M.
2.3.
6.2.2.  Michael
2.3.
6.2.3.  James Kyle , b. 17 Oct 1859; d. 29 Nov 1954, Pennington Gap, VA; m. 1 Dec 1882, Orlena Smith .

Parsons Family Bible Record of Family Births

Roy Ellis Parsons

2.3.6.1.8.  Roy Ellis Parsons , son of John & Mary Jane (Smyth) Parsons,  b. 11 May 1889, Lee County, VA; d. 12 May 1945, Lee County, VA; m. 12 May 1912, Knox Co., TN[xxx], Cora Ann Allen , daughter of Elbert & Mary Elizabeth (Phipps) Allen , b. 20 Dec 1887/88, Union County, Tennessee; d. 24 Oct 1959, Lee County, VA.  Cora held a teaching certificate from the State of Tennessee dated 3 Apr 1903[xxxi].  Roy & Cora (Allen) Parsons  had (3) three children:

2.3.6.1.8.1.         John Allen ,  b. 13 Feb 1913, Lee County, VA; d. 25 Feb 1964, Lee County, VA; m. Dec 1940 or Jan 1941, Mary Helen Newman .
2.3.6.1.8.2.         William Martin "Mart" , b. 23 Nov 1915, Pennington Gap, VA; m. Bettie Alice Holt .
2.3.6.1.8.3.          Ruby Marie , b. 12 Mar 1917, Lee County, VA; d.            , Lee County, VA; m. 15 Aug 1938 to Farce Peters .

James Kyle Parsons

2.3.6.3.  James Kyle Parsons , son of .  Zion & Mary Frances (Smith)  Parsons , b. 17 Oct 1859; d. 29 Nov 1954, Pennington Gap, VA; m. 1 Dec 1882, Orlena Smith . They had (9) nine children:

2.3.6.3.1.  Emmett Palmer , b. 25 Oct 1885
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6.3.2.  Pearl, b. 18 Dec 1889
2.3.
6.3.3.  Lena Mabel, b. 11 Aug 1891
2.3.
6.3.4.  Earl , m. 1922, Lake McFarland
2.3.
6.3.5.  Bertha , b. 8 Jul 1898
2.3.
6.3.6.  Golden , b. 1902; d. 1907
2.3.
6.3.7.  Marie, d. infant
2.3.
6.3.8.  Jack Wade, b. 20 Nov 1904
2.3.
6.3.9.  Robert Clarence,  pharmacist, Pennington Gap, VA; unmarried.

John Allen Parsons

2.3.6.1.8.1.  John Allen  Parsons,  son of Roy  & Cora (Allen) Parsons , b. 13 Feb 1913, Lee County, VA; d. 25 Feb 1964, Lee County, VA; m. Dec 1940 or Jan 1941, Mary Helen Newman . They had (2) two children:

2.3.6.1.8.1.1.          John “Johnny” Parsons , b. 28 Aug 1942, Lee Co., VA .
2.3.
6.1.8.1.2.          David Parsons , b. 30 Apr 19__, Lee Co., VA
2.3.
6.1.8.1.3.          William Wayne Parsons , b. 18 Jul 1946, Lee Co., VA

John "Johnny" Parsons

2.3.6.1.8.1.1.  John  "Johnny" Parsons, son of John Allen  & Mary Helen (Newman) Parsons , b. 28 Aug 1942, Lee Co., VA; m. 13 Oct 1962, Lee Co., VA  to Patti Bunch , daughter of George English & Joann (Belcher)  Bunch , b. 19 Dec 1945, Lee Co., VA .   No Issue.

David Parsons

2.3.6.1.8.1.2.  David  Parsons , son of John Allen  & Mary Helen (Newman) Parsons , b. 30 Apr 19__, Lee Co., VA; m. Jeannie Lynch .  David & Jeannie (Lynch) Parsons  had three (3) children:

                2.3.6.1.8.1.2.1.  Susan ‘Renee’ Parsons , m. Stephen Smick
               
2.3.6.1.8.1.2.1.  Paxton David Parsons , m. Jennifer (unknown ) .
               
2.3.6.1.8.1.2.3.   Shannon Lynn Parsons

William Martin "Mart" Parsons

William Wayne Parsons

2.3.6.1.8.1.3.  William Wayne Parsons , son of John Allen  & Mary Helen (Newman) Parsons , b. 18 Jul 1946, Lee Co., VA; m. 12 Jun 19__  to Carol Ann Baird , daughter of Ulysses Franklin &             Baird .  Bill & Carol (Baird) Parsons had two (2) children:

               2.3.6.1.8.1.3.1.  Jessica Ann Parsons
              
2.3.6.1.8.1.3.2.  Gwen Michelle Parsons

William Martin "Mart" Parsons

2.3.6.1.8.2.  William Martin "Mart" Parsons, son of Roy  & Cora Ann (Allen) Parsons , b. 23 Nov 1915, Lee County, VA[xxxii]; d. 1 Jun 1977, Richmond, VA[xxxiii]; m.1st- Norma Orr  (no children of this marriage); m.2nd- Bettie Alice Holt , daughter of Sterling  & Bertha Lucinda (Vaughan) Holt , b. 17 May 1924, Kyles Ford, Tennessee[xxxiv]; d. 14 Mar 1986, Richmond, VA.[xxxv]

Mart  & Bettie (Holt) Parsons   had (2) two children:

2.3.6.1.8.2.1.  Larry Martin , b. 22 Aug 1943; m. Dorothy Marie Stapleton .  SEE STAPLETON
2.3.6.1.8.2.2. Barbara Jean , b. 3 Oct 1948, Pennington Gap, VA; m.  Nov 1968, Henrico County, VA to James Roon Owens.  SEE OWENS.

1950 Blue Diamond Coal Company Maintenance Crew at Bonny Blue, Virginia.

Left to right:  Charlie Peters , Emmett Grace , Cornith Smyth , Corbett Brown , Sam Hal l, Burt Shubert , Harrison McKinsey , Elmer Williams , Martin Parsons , H.M. Mahoney  (Superintendent), Frank Bailey , Smith Myers , Butch Cress , and Corbett Astrop .[xxxvi]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruby Marie Parsons

2.3.6.1.8.3.  Ruby Marie Parsons , daughter of Roy & Cora (Allen) Parsons , b. 12 Mar 1917, Lee County, VA; d.            , Lee County, VA; m. 15 Aug 1938 to Farce Peters .  They had (2) two children:

2.3.6.1.8.3.1.  Carla Sue , m.1st-                  ; m.2nd- Marvin Leon Oliver
2.3.
6.1.8.3.2.  William "Billy" Farce , m.1st- Linda Lee Owens ; m.2nd-__________

Larry Martin Parsons

2.3.6.1.8.2.1.  Larry Martin Parsons , son of William  & Bettie (Holt) Parsons , b. 22 Aug 1943, Lee County, VA[xxxvii]; m. 8 Jun 1962, Smyth Chapel, Pennington Gap, Virginia[xxxviii] to Dorothy Marie Stapleton , daughter of John Walter  & Lenora (Baker) Stapleton , b. 22 Jan 1945, St. Charles, VA[xxxix].

 Larry graduated from Pennington High School in June, 1961.  Dorothy graduated from St. Charles High School in June, 1963.  Larry has worked for E. I. DuPont in Richmond since 1964 (31 years).

Larry & Dorothy (Stapleton) Parsons   have (3) three children:

2.3.6.1.8.2.1.1.  Judy Lynne , b. 16 Sept, 1963; m1st. Richard Grant Nisbet ; m2nd. Marty Leon Sloan;  m3rd. Dean Powell Smith .  SEE SLOAN & SMITH.
2.3.
6.1.8.2.1.2.  Timothy “Tim” Martin , b. 8 Apr 1971, Henrico County, Virginia.
2.3.
6.1.8.2.1.3.  Alice Bernice  , b. 10 Aug 1975, Henrico County, Virginia.  SEE KLEBAU

Barbara Jean Parsons

2.3.6.1.8.2.2.  Barbara Jean Parsons , daughter of William Martin  & Bettie (Holt) Parsons , b. 3 Oct 1948, Pennington Gap, VA; m. 8 Nov 1968, Henrico County, VA to James “Jimmy” Roon Owens , son of Challie Monroe & Winnie Dollie (Woody) Owens ,  b. 16 Feb 1944, Wilkes Co.,  North Carolina.

Barbara graduated from J.R. Tucker High School in Henrico County, VA.  Barbara Owens is very active in the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  She served as Regent of the Bermuda Hundred Chapter for two terms.  She is also a member of the Colonial Dames.  Jimmy Owens  served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, during which he was awarded a purple heart.

 Jimmy & Barbara (Parsons) Owens  have (2) two children:

2.3.6.1.8.2.2.1.  Stephen “Steve” James , b.  5 Sept 1971, Henrico County, VA.
2.3.
6.1.8.2.2.2.  John  Martin, b. 25  Feb 1976, Henrico County, VA

Judy Lynne Parsons

Dean & Judy (Parsons) Smith, 1995

2.3.6.1.8.2.1.1.  Judy Lynne Parsons , daughter of Larry  & Dorothy (Stapleton) Parsons , b. 16 Sept, 1963, Pennington Gap, VA[xl]; m.1st- 27 Oct 1984, Henrico County, VA[xli] to Richard Grant Nisbet , adopted son of Richard  & Effel Nisbet , b. 2 Apr 1945, Oakland, California; divorced 18 Jun 1987, Henrico County, VA[xlii]. No children of this marriage; m.2nd- 23 Jun 1987, Henrico County, VA[xliii] to Marty Leon Sloan , son of Donnie Whue & Lisa (Brady) Sloan , b. 26 Feb 1952, Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Divorced 5 Jun 1989[xliv], Chesterfield County, VA.  There were two children of this marriage. Judy m.3rd- 14 Sept 1991[xlv], Chesterfield County, Virginia to Dean Powell Smith , son of Ralph Lester & Renza Louise (Garton) Smith , b. 23 Dec 1957, Richmond, Virginia[xlvi].

Judy graduated from Clover Hill High School in June, 1981; received Cosmetologist license on 5 Jun 1981; received AAS Business Management from John Tyler Community College in May 1984; received Executive Secretarial Diploma from NEC Kee Business College January 1990; received AAS Legal Assisting, Litigation Specialization from J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College May 1991.  She currently holds a blue belt in Tae Kwon Do from Dong's Advanced World Martial Arts System.

Dean Smith received an AAS in Electronic Engineering from John Tyler Community College in May 1984.  After working for Avcom of Virginia for 12 years,  Dean began working for White Oak Semiconductor in March 1997.  He holds a red with black stripe belt in Tae Kwon Do from Dong's Advanced World Martial Arts System.

 Children of Marty & Judy (Parsons) Sloan had two (2) children:

2.3.6.1.8.2.1.1.1.   John Walter Smith , b. 8 Jul 1987, Henrico County, Virginia[xlvii]..  Walter was named for his Great-grandfather, John Walter Stapleton . Dedicated on 4 Jun 1989 at Swift Creek Baptist Church, Chesterfield, Virginia.
2.3.6.1.8.2.1.1.2.  Danielle Leigh Smith , b. 7 Feb 1989, Henrico County, Virginia[xlviii]. Dedicated 4 Jun   1989, Swift Creek Baptist Church, Chesterfield, Virginia.

 Dean & Judy (Parsons) Smith  had (1) one child:

2.3.6.1.8.2.1.1.3      Sean Patrick Smith,  b. 15 Oct 1992 , Henrico County, Virginia[xlix].

 *Dean Powell Smith  adopted John Walter Sloan and Danielle Leigh Sloan on 5 Jun 1995[l], Chesterfield County, Virginia, at that time their names were changed to John Walter Smith  and Danielle Leigh Smith .

Tim Parsons, Eagle Scout, 1985

Timothy Martin Parsons

2.3.6.1.8.2.1.2.  Timothy “Tim” Martin Parsons , son of Larry M.  & Dorothy (Stapleton)  Parsons , b. 8 Apr 1971, Henrico County, Virginia[li].

 At the age of 14 he obtained the rank of Eagle Scout (1985).  He received his diploma from Clover Hill High School in June, 1989; received his AAS in Applied Science in December 1994 from Richard Bland College.  He enjoys a variety of activies, such as:  hunting, fishing, and amateur (ham) radio.  Tim is currently employed with Westvaco in Richmond, Virginia.

Alice Bernice Parsons , 1991

Alice Bernice Parsons

2.3.6.1.8.2.1.3.  Alice Bernice Parsons , daughter of Larry M  & Dorothy (Stapleton) Parsons , b. 10 Aug 1975, Henrico County, Virginia[lii]; m 17 Dec 1997, Prince Edward, Co., VA to Troy Lamar Pettey , son of Larry & Mary (Tyree) Pettey , b.___________

Alice was named for both of her grandmother's using their middle names.  She received her diploma from Clover Hill High School in June 1992; received her AAS in Applied Sciences from Richard Bland College in May 1995.  Alice is received her Bachelors degree from Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia in December 1997.

 Alice Parsons and Edwin "Eddie" Carl Klebau, III , son of Edwin C. & Virginia Gail (Rouse)  Klebau , II, b. 20 Feb 1969, Fairfax, Virginia had:

 2.3.6.1.8.2.1.3.1.       Andrew Ryan Klebau Parsons , b. 20 Jan 1996, Richmond, Virginia.

 Troy & Alice (Parsons)  Pettey  had one (1) child:

2.3.6.1.8.2.1.3.2.         Cassandra Nichole Pettey , b. 26 Sept 1997, Richmond, Virginia.

Stephen "Steve" James Owens

2.3.6.1.8.2.2.1.  Stephen “Steve” James  Owens , son of James & Barbara (Parsons) Owens , b. 5 Sept 1971, Henrico County, VA; m. 13 Dec 1997, Cookesville, Tennessee to Robin Marie Cass.

 Obtained the rank of Eagle Scout. Graduated from J.R. Tucker High School in June, 1989; received his BS Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University.  He is currently pursuing his Master Degree at Tennessee Tech.[liii]

John Martin Owens

2.3.6.1.8.2.2.2.  John Martin Owens , son of James  & Barbara (Parsons) Owens,  b. 25 Feb 1976, Henrico County, VA..

 At the age of 4 years, John wrote the words & music to "Jesus Is Special To Me"© in Oct 1980.   He obtained the rank of Eagle Scout, in 1990. He received his diploma from Douglas Southall Freeman High School in June, 1992; BS Biology from Virginia Tech.  He is currently pursuing his Masters Degree at the University of Virginia.  

JESUS IS SPECIAL TO ME[liv]

Jesus is special to me

Jesus is special to me

He died on the cross for me,

   and I love Him and He loves  me.

Jesus is special to me.
© John Owens

Carla Sue Peters

2.3.6.1.8.3.1.  Carla Sue Peters,  daughter of Farce & Ruby (Parsons) Peters , b. 5 Apr 1941, Lee Co., VA; m1st ca. 21 Nov 1968, Cincinnati, OH to Charles Newman ; divorced 1979;m2nd 13 Jun 1981, Henrico Co., VA to Marvin Leon Oliver , b. 17 May 1945, Richmond, VA.  Marvin & Carla (Peters) Oliver adopted (2) children:

2.3.6.1.8.3.1.1.  Brook Lee, b.  2 May 1977, Bristol, TN

2.3.6.1.8.3.1.2.  David Lou,  b. 6 Feb 1982, New Kent Co., VA

William "Billy" Farce Peters

2.3.6.1.8.3.2.  William "Billy" Farce Peters,  son of Farce  & Ruby (Parsons) Peters ,, m.1st- Linda Lee Owens , daughter of Robert “Bob” Jackson Owens ; m.2nd-  Gail Brown .

 William "Billy" & Linda (Owens) Peters  had (1) one child:

  2.3.6.1.8.3.2.1. William Farce Peters , Jr.

 William "Billy" & Gail (Brown) Peters  had (1) one child:

 2.3.6.1.8.3.2.2.  Kendrick Nolan


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[ii]
“Irish Pedigrees; or The Origin And Stem of The Irish Nation”, by John O’Hart. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1989, p. 529
[iii]
“Irish Pedigrees; or The Origin And Stem of The Irish Nation”, by John O’Hart. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1989, p. 529
[iv]
“Irish Pedigrees; or The Origin And Stem of The Irish Nation”, by John O’Hart. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1989, p. 529
[v]
“Irish Pedigrees; or The Origin And Stem of The Irish Nation”, by John O’Hart. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1989, p. 529
[vi]
“Irish Pedigrees; or The Origin And Stem of The Irish Nation”, by John O’Hart. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1989, p. 529
[vii]
Recorded York County, Virginia
[viii]
"Charles Parish York County, Virginia History and Registers, Births 1648-1789 Deaths 1665-1787", by Landon C. Bell, © 1932, Virginia State Library Board, pp. 144-146; 235 and "Southwest Virginia Tax Assessments, 1815; Grayson, Lee, Scott, Russell, Washington, and Wythe Counties:, compiled by Mary B. Kegley, © 1991, Mary B. Kegley, Roanoke, VA, p. 40
[ix]
“Virginia Publick Claims, Prince George County” compiled and transcribed by Janice L. Abercrombie, Iberian Publishing Co., Athens, GA, p. 2
[x]
  “Virginia Publick Claims, Prince George County” compiled and transcribed by Janice L. Abercrombie, Iberian Publishing Co., Athens, GA, p. 13
[xi]
“The Personal Property Tax Lists For The Year 1787 For Montgomery County, Virginia”, by Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love, © 1987 by Netti Schreiner-Yantis, published by Genealogical Books in Print, Springfield, VA, p. 433
[xii]
Death Records, Lee Co., VA
[xiii]
"Southwest Virginia Tax Assessments, 1815; Grayson, Lee, Scott, Russell, Washington, and Wythe Counties:, compiled by Mary B. Kegley, © 1991, Mary B. Kegley, Roanoke, VA, p. 46
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Lee County Death Records
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Determined from date of death
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1900 Lee County, Virginia Census; & 1910 Lee County, Virginia Census
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Parsons Family Bible Record
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Tombstone Inscription
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Parsons Family Bible Record
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Tombstone Inscription
[xxi]
Parsons Family Bible Record
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Parsons Family Bible Record
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Parsons Family Bible Record
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Parsons Family Bible Record
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Parsons Family Bible Record
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Parsons Family Bible Record
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Parsons Family Bible Record
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Parsons Family Bible Record
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Parsons Family Bible Record
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Marriage Certificate
[xxxi]
Copy of teaching certificate.
[xxxii]
Birth Certificate
[xxxiii]
Death Certificate
[xxxiv]
Birth Certificate
[xxxv]
Death Certificate
[xxxvi]
From:  28 Jan 1987, Powell Valley News - picture submitted by Charlie Peters
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Birth Certificate
[xxxviii]
Marriage Certificate & Bible Record - in possession of Dorothy S. Parsons.
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Birth Certificate
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Birth Certificate
[xli]
Marriage Certificate
[xlii]
Nisbet v. Nisbet, Henrico Circuit Court, Virginia
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Marriage Certificate
[xliv]
Sloan v. Sloan, Chesterfield Circuit Court, Chesterfield, Virginia
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Marriage Certificate
[xlvi]
Birth Certificate
[xlvii]
Birth Certificate
[xlviii]
Birth Certificate
[xlix]
Birth Certificate
[l]
"Smith, John Walter and Danielle Leigh Smith, Chesterfield Circuit Court, Chesterfield, Virginia
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Birth Certificate
[lii]
Birth Certificate
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Owens, Stephen James:  Powell Valley News - 6/26/85
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Copyright by John Martin Owens