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MURRAY COUNTRY FAMILIES

Josiah Parrott Family


Josiah and Frances Parrott lived in Greenville, South Carolina when the 1850 Census was taken. Their listing showed Joseah, age 52; Frances, age 50; Reubin, age 27; Susan, age 25; Elizabeth, age 20, Orange, age 15; Isaac, age 14, and Henry, age 12.

The 1860 Census indicates that the entire family had move to Murray County Georgia, using the post office at Rock Creek. Reuben and William were still living at home with their parents.

Isaac had married. His Census listing showed Isaac P. Parrott, age 24; Mary A. Parrott, age 25; Franco E. Parrott, age 4; and Lewis J. Parrott, age 2.

Orange had also married. The 1860 listed his family as: Orange Parrott, age 27; Elisabeth Parrott, age 27; Isaac B. Parrott, age 5; Frances J. Parrott, age 3; and Ruben C. Parrott, age 1. Murray County marriage records indicate that Orange married Elizabeth Leonard on December 29, 1853. Orange was born in June, 1833, in South Carolina. He died in Murray County, at Ramhurst, May 14, 1915.

Family records contain more complete names as well as birth and death dates for some of the above: Elizabeth (Leonard) Parrott (1833-1918); Isaac Benjamin Parrott (1853-1922); Francis J. "Fannie" Parrott (1856-1885); Reuben C. Parrott (1858-1880); Francis Bartow "Elijah" Parrott (1866-1946).

Four sons/brothers enlisted in the same military unit, Company D, 22nd Ga. Brigade Wrights, September 3, 1861. Their unit engaged in major fighting in Virginia at Seven Pines, Malvern Hill, and Bull Run. Then they were at Sharpsburg (also called Antietam), Maryland, for what has been called the bloodiest day of the Civil War.

Ruben was promoted to 5th Sergeant. He died of pneumonia at General Hospital #9 in Richmond, Virginia, December 27, 1862.

Isaac and William died on the same day, February 25, 1863, in Hospital #2, in Richmond, Virginia. Both died of disease (probably pneumonia).

 



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