There is a full biographical sketch for A.S. PARSONS in the "History of Dane County, Wisconsin-1880" under the Town of Oregon. Here are the highlights: A.S. PARSONS, born Oct 12, 1833, in Moravia, Cayuga Co, NY; his father A.G. PARSONS, of New York, married Nancy THOMPSON, of Maine. In 1850, the family settled on Sec.12, town of Oregon. Mother & father are still on the farm in Oregon, WI in 1880 and the father is 91 years old. A.S. PARSONS was a carpenter; spent 1856 in the mercantile business in Monroe Co, WI; was appointed Deputy Sheriff in 1861, and served until Jan 1864, when he enlisted in Co. F, 13th W.V.I. as a recruit; later transferred to the 11th W.V.I. On Aug 31, 1857, he married Miss Louisa, daughter of S.S. JOHNSON. The held all the offices of the Good Templar and in 1880 was the State Deputy. He and Louisa had seven children -- Mary L., Hubert A., Elmer S., Charles A., Laura J., Ira S. and Rena B.
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