Summary of Israel PARSONS - 21 Jun 2010
Name: Israel PARSONS
Father: Jehu PARSONS (abt 17 May 1811 - abt 25 Oct 1881)
Mother: Catherine YOHO (18 Aug 1813 - 21 Jul 1876)
Birth 31 Jan 1843 Wetzel Co., VA
Burial Sep 1919 (age 76) Franklin Dist., Marshall Co., WV, Pioneer Cemetery
Death 28 Sep 1919 (age 76) Woodlands, Marshall Co., WV
1. Mary Ann CONNELLY
Marriage 7 Oct 1868 (age 25) Marshall Co., WV
Stella Virginia PARSONS (1866 - 1941)
Infant PARSONS (20 Jan 1870 - )
Henrietta (Retta) PARSONS (20 Jan 1871 - 7 Jul 1941)
Ida L. PARSONS (23 Aug 1876 - 1953)
Joseph Cooper PARSONS (28 Feb 1880 - 14 Mar 1943)
BIRTH: NSRAR Genealogical Forms Series II, Vol. 54
PARENTS: Jehu Parsons and Catherine Yoho
Problem: Was the place of birth, Tyler or Wetzel county, WV? Vernon Anderson lists, Tyler Co., WV.
Problem: Was the date of marriage 7 Oct 1868 or as listed by Verna B. Riggs, 4 Oct 1868.
RESIDENCES: Franklin District, Marshall Co. WV. His lands were adjacent to the Old Pioneer School Grounds. The original road, long abandoned, went right up one side of the hill on which the old schoolhouse and cemetery were located and then down the other side of the hill. The cemetery plat and school grounds were taken from farm lands later owned by Israel Parsons. The land on the other side of the old road was owned by James Parsons and probably before him by his father, Joseph. (Furnished by Claude R. Burton)
RELATIONSHIP: Mary Ann, Sarah Margaret and Sophia Connelly were sisters, the daughters of Eli and Louisa (Bowman) Connelly. They married Israel, Jason and James Parsons, respectively. The name, Connelly, has been changed to Conley, which name is commonly used today. The latter spelling is found in the records of all three mentioned marriages. (Furnished by Claude R. Burton)
MARRIAGE: Israel Parsons and Mary Ann Connelly were married on 7 Oct 1868 in Marshall Co., WV (Source: Marshall Co., WV, Marriage Book A2, p. 35 - furnished by T. Vernon Anderson)
Census: 1870, in Marshall Co., WV, Franklin Dist., #207
Isreal Parsons, 27, VA; Mary A., 24, VA,
Stella V., 4, WV
(Furnished by Vernon Anderson)
Census: 1880, in Marshall Co., WV, Franklin Dist., #7
Israel Parsons, 37, VA PA VA; Mary Ann, 34, VA MD MD,
Stella, 14, dau, WV; Henrietta, 9, dau, WV; Ida, 3, dau, WV,
Joseph C., 3/12, Feb, son, WV
(Furnished by Vernon Anderson)
DEATH: Marshall Co., WV Death Bk 1, pg2
According to Finnicum and Briggs: Israel Parsons died at Route 1, Woodland, Marshall Co., WV at the age of 68 years, 4 months, 2 days.
OBITUARY: Israel Parsons of Franklin District, Marshall Co., WV, died at his home near Pioneer on 28 Sep 1919 at the age of 77. He lived within two miles of where he died all of his life. His parents came to this vicinity when there was not a clearing in sight of their home and raised seven children.
One brother, Jason Parsons of Glen Dale, WV, and two sisters, Mrs. Anabel Monroe and Mrs. Retta Smith, survive. He leaves four children, Mrs. Stella McHenry, Mrs. Retta McKimmie, Joseph Parsons and Mrs. Ida Henry, also his widow, Mrs. Mary A. Parsons.
Religious services were conducted at his home by Rev. Linkletter of Moundsville, WV. (Source: Wetzel Demorcrat, New Martinsville, WV, also Tri-County Researcher, p. 1877.)
PROBATE: Marshall Co., WV Will Book 1, pg 168
Problem: If he is buried at the Christian Church Cemetery, what is the location of this cemetery? Or is he buried at the Pioneer Cemetery, Wetzel Co., WV, as listed by Claude R. Burton? Or is this the Pioneer Cemetery in Marshall Co., WV as listed by others?
CEMETERY: Cemetery extraction of Pioneer Cemetery, Marshall Co., WV indicates: Isreal Parsons; 1843; 1919 and Mary A.; w/o Isreal; 1846; 1930