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Re: William &John Parsons PA. Quakers

David L Parsons (View posts)
Posted: 1063589713000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1063623610000
Surnames: Parsons, Watson

William, listed with Father John and Mother Ann was from the Burlington MM, The Falls MM was on the Pa. side of the Delaware River near Wrightstown.

The folowing http will give you the William Parsons who was Surveyor General in Pa. He was not our William but did eliminate him frrom my list.

The William Parsons listed with Captain Thomas Harvey, FALLS, AUGUST 21, 1775, I believe is ours.

From the History of Bucks Co Pennsylvania From the Discovery of the Delaware to The Present Time by William W.H. Davis Second Edition 1905
First Battalion
List of officers of the First Battalion of Bucks Co Associators 1775 Colonel Joseph Kirkbride
Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Anderson
First Major Joseph Penrose
Second Major Joesph McIlvain
Captain Bennett's Light Dragoons
Captain Darrah's Company Bucks Co Militia December 3, 1777
Captain Darrah's Company Bucks County Militia September 21, 1778 Keller's Battalion of Militia
Captain Richards Stillwell's Company
Seven Month Men 1782
FALLS, AUGUST 21, 1775.
Captain, Thomas Harvey;
First lieutenant. Thomas Janney;
Second lieutenant, George Brown, Jr.
Ensign, Daniel Bunting.
John Antrim, Samuel Barras, John Bates, Thomas Bitts, John Blair, John Borrows, John Bryan, Joseph Bunting, Jr., Thomas Butcher, John Carns, James Carr, Stephen Carter, Richard Clark, Joseph Crozer, Robert Crozer, Joseph Doble, Edmund Fagan, Henry Fagan, William Ferguson, William Gilles, William Gore, Richard Hough, William Houghton, John Hughes, Charles Janney, William Johnson, John Keen, William Kirkpatrick, John Keen, Hugh Morton, Josiah Morgan, Henry Neafur, John Nugent, William Parsons, Lamb Pitner, John Reading, Alexander Recky, William Rice, John Roberts, John Rough, Amos Shaw, Joseph Shaw, Jacob Singleton, John Sotcher, Thomas Stradling, John Tharp, Thomas Thompson, Folard Vandegrift, John Vandegrift, William Vasey, Samuel Weagit, Benjamin Wood, and John Wood, (William Parsons would be age 46)

Inactive Duty: Parsons, Will.
County: Berks Associators, Township: Falls
Battalion: Capt. Thomas Harvey's
Enrolled: within the period:1775-1776
Authorities: Unit of Arrangement} Military Papers: Records of The Council of Safety, or Secretary of the Commonwealth, at D.P.R.

Bucks Co. Census Records that list a William Parsons through 1790.

Falls Township Property and Tax Records 1781 (02/07/02)

Transcribed by Judy Jackson June 2001


Isaac Parsons 50 2 2 0

William Parsons 0 0 1 0

Northampton Township Property and Tax Records 1779 (02/07/02)


George Pearson
Robert Pearson
Wm. Pearson

Northampton Township Property and Tax Records 1781(02/07/02)

Transcribed by Judy Jackson August 2001


Robert Parsons 87-2-0-0

Wm. Parsons 0-0-0-0

Bucks County, Pa. 1790 Census (02/07/02)

Format: Name State County Location Page Year

Parsons, Elener PA BUCKS CO. 047 1790
Parsons, George PA BUCKS CO. 047 1790
Parsons, Isaac PA BUCKS CO. 056 1790
Parsons, Robert PA BUCKS CO. 047 1790
Parsons, William PA BUCKS CO. 047 1790
Parsons, William PA BUCKS CO. 055 1790

Bucks County, Pa. 1800 Census (02/07/02)

Format: Name, State, County, Page, Year, Age Ranges

Parson, Samuel PA BUCKS CO. 219 1800 20010-0001000
Parsons, Abraham PA BUCKS CO. 232 1800 10100-0010000
Parsons, George PA BUCKS CO. 260 1800 20101-0000300
Parsons, Robert PA BUCKS CO. 309 1800 12011-2320100

Another documentation of William Parsons in Maryland, not NJ.

By Candus Thomson
Sun Outdoors Writer
Originally published November 4, 2001

East: settling a royal feud

The directions to get to this extremity are simple: Walk east until your hat floats.

Drive up Route 528, Coastal Highway, until you reach the Delaware line. Walk down the beach to the water. With Assawoman Bay at your back and Ocean City to your right, you're standing as close to the Old World as possible from Maryland: 38 degrees 27 minutes north and 75 degrees 2 minutes west.

Looking for something cast in stone? You're in luck.

Stroll over to nearby Fenwick Island Lighthouse across the border in Delaware and look for the rounded marker just outside the fence. On the north side is the coat of arms of the Penn family. On the south side is the coat of arms of the Calverts.

This "crown stone" marks the beginning of the nearly 70-mile Transpeninsular Line, which starts at the Atlantic Ocean and runs to the Chesapeake Bay.

The Penns owned Pennsylvania and the "three lower counties" that now make up Delaware. The Calverts owned Maryland. The two families feuded about land ownership.

Finally, John Watson and William Parsons of Pennsylvania and John Emory and Thomas Jones of Maryland surveyed the boundary, placing the Fenwick Island stone on April 26, 1751. The line was accepted in 1760 by both families and ratified in 1769 by King George III.

The halfway point of the Transpeninsular Line is marked with a "crown stone" that is Delaware's southwest corner. The "Middle Point" stone, as the surveyors called it, is the point from which Mason and Dixon began their surveying to settle that other dispute between the Penns and Calverts.

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