Parsons

 

My Parsons ancestors

GENERATION 1
01. William Parsons was born abt. 1570 in England.  He married Margaret Hoskins (born abt 1580), daughter of Robert hoskins and Margaret on November 15, 1602 in Beaminster, Dorset, England.  Source

The children of William and Margaret are:
1 William Parsons (Oct 28, 1604 in Beaminster, Dorset, England - )
2 Thomas Parsons (Feb 8, 1608/9 in Beaminster, Dorset, England - )   
3 Christopher Parsons (Dec 6, 1612 in Beaminster, Dorset, England - )  
4 Mary Parsons (Sep 28, 1617 in Beaminster, Dorset, England - )  
5 Cornet Joseph Parsons (Jun 25, 1620 in Great Torrington, Devonshire, England - Oct 9, 1683 in Springfield, MA)
    He married Mary Bliss (1620-1712) on Sep 26, 1746 in Hartford, Springfield, MA - 14 children
    Mary was repeatedly tried as a witch and forced to suffer many indignities by her jealous neighbors.
    For more information on her witchcraft trial please visit this website.

    1. Rev. Joseph Parsons
   
2. Benjamin Parsons (Jan 22, 1649 - Jun 22, 1649)
   
3. John Parsons (Jan 22, 1649 - Jan 22, 1649)
   
4. John Parsons (Jun 14, 1650 - Apr 15, 1728)
   
5. Samuel Parsons (Jun 23, 1652 - Nov 12, 1734)
   
6. Ebenezer Parsons (May 1, 1655 - Sep 8, 1675)
 7. Jonathan Parsons (Jun 6, 1657 - Oct 19, 1694)
  
 8. David Parsons (Apr 30, 1659 - 1660/67)
 
   9. Mary Parsons (Jan 27, 1661 - Aug 23, 1711)
 
10. Hannah Parsons (Aug 1, 1663 - Aug 23, 1739)
 
11. Abigail Parsons (Sep 3, 1666 - Jun 27, 1689)
 
12. Esther Parsons (Sep 11, 1688 - Sep 11, 1688)
 
13. Benjamin Parsons (Sep 11, 1688 - Sep 11, 1688)
 
14. Hester Parsons  (Dec 24, 1672 - May 30, 1760)
6 Deacon Benjamin Parsons (See Below)
GENERATION 2
02. Deacon Benjamin Parsons, son of William Parsons and Margaret was born May 1, 1625 in Beaminster, Dorset, England.  He came to New England around 1650 and was an early settler of Springfield, MA.  On October 6, 1653 he married (1) Sarah Vore, daughter of Thomas Vore and Ann.  Sarah Vore died on January 1, 1675/6.  Benjamin then married (2) Sarah Heald, widow of John Leonard.  Sarah Heald died on November 23, 1711. Benjamin died on August 24, 1689 in Springfield, MA.   Source: Parsons Family Association

The children of Benjamin and Sarah Vore are:

1 Sarah Parsons (Aug 18, 1656 in Springfield, MA - Jun 27, 1740)
   Married James Dorchester (1645-1732)
        1. James Dorchester (Feb 27, 1678 - Dec 29, 1679)
        2. James Dorchester (Dec 14, 1679 - Mar 15, 1681)
        3. Rebecca Dorchester (Feb 27, 1680 - )
        4. John Dorchester (Sep 30, 1682 - )
        5. James Dorchester, Jr. (Sep 15, 1685 - ) Married Lydia Preston
        6. Joseph Dorchester (Oct 21, 1688 - )
        7. Sarah Dorchester (Mar 2, 1692 - ) Married Thomas Bliss, 3rd
        8. Mary Dorchester (Sep 30, 1694 - ) Married Joseph Cooley
2 Benjamin Parsons (Sep 15, 1656 in Springfield, MA - Jun 27, 1740)      
3 Mary Parsons (See Below)     
4 Abigail Parsons (Jan 6, 1662/3 in Springfield, MA - Aft. 1695 in Springfield, MA)
5 Samuel Parsons (Oct 10, 1666 in Springfield, MA - Feb 17, 1735/6)
6 Ebenezer Parsons (Nov 17, 1668 in Springfield, MA - Sep 12, 1752)
    Married Margaret Marshfield (1671-1758)
7 Mary Parsons (Dec 17, 1670 in Springfield, MA - Nov 3, 1758)
8 Hezekiah Parsons (Nov 24, 1673 in Springfield, MA - Mar 18, 1756)
9 Joseph Parsons (Dec, 1675 in Springfield, MA - Oct 21, 1733 - Oct 21, 1733)
GENERATION 3

03. Mary Parsons, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah was born on Dec 17, 1670 in Springfield, MA.  She married Thomas Richards, son of John Richards and Lydia Stocking in October, 1691 in Hartford, CT.  Mary died on November 3, 1758 in Hartford, CT. 

I descend from Mary and Thomas' daughter Abigail Richards who married John Turner

 

Migration pattern of my Parsons family
England -- Massachusetts -- Connecticut

 

Surnames that married into my Parsons family

HOSKINS

RICHARDS

VORE

 

Parsons Information on the Internet

Parsons Family Association
Descendants of William Parsons (1570-) and related families can become members of this association.
The site also hosts Parsons reunions, has a newsletter, posts antique photos and links to other useful Parsons sites.

Descendants of William Parsons (1570)
Detailed descendancy report containing a lot of biographical information

 

My Descent From The Parsons Line

Generation Father Mother
13 William Parsons (1570-)  Margaret Hoskins (1580-)
12 Benjamin Parsons (1625-1689)  Sarah Vore (1635-)
11 Thomas Richards (1666-1749) Mary Parsons (1670-1758)
10 John Turner (1703-) Abigail Richards (1702-)
9 Jedediah Turner (1733-1819) Rachel Thompson (1737-1771)
8 Asa Turner (1765-1847)  Isabel Ketchum (1769-1842)
7 Miles Jones (1794-1885) Pamelia Turner (1805-1883)
6 Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918) Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)
5 Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944) Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)
4 Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944) Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)
3 William Edward Marshall (1901-1981) Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)
2 William Edward Marshall
1 Tod Howard Marshall

This page was added on 12/10/13 and last updated on 10/02/16

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