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John J Parrish

John J Parrish

Posted: 1083949218000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1091632517000
Surnames: Parrish / Watson / Kelly
I am looking for the ancestors of John J. Parrish. He married a Callie Claire Watson b. 1872 (Farmer City, ILL) d. 1909 (train wreck, Farmer City, ILL). They were married 11/30/1892 in De Witt Co., Illinois. They had a son who kept his mother's maiden name: Joseph Todd Watson b. 1893 (Santa Ana Township, De Witt Co. ILL) d. 1964 (Chicago Heights), who married Hilda Juanita Kelly b. 1895 (Leroy, ILL) d. 1961 (Farmer City, ILL).

Re: John J Parrish

Posted: 1084039040000
Classification: Query
This is a possibility for further followup...

Robert PARISH Self S Male W 33 KY Farmer VA VA
Elizabeth PARISH Wife S Female W 33 KY Keeping House KY KY
John J. PARISH Son S Male W 13 KY Labors On Farm KY KY
Sallie A. PARISH Dau S Female W 10 KY At School KY KY
Fannie B. PARISH Dau S Female W 8 KY KY KY
Jemima PARISH Dau S Female W 4 KY KY KY
Eliza C. PARISH Dau S Female W 3 IL KY KY
George F. PARISH Son S Male W 9M IL KY KY
David KIRK Other S Male W 37 IL Labors On Farm --- ---
Source Information:
1880 Census Place Bell Flower, Mc Lean, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254231
NA Film Number T9-0231
Page Number 615C

McLean County is bordering De Witt County to the north and Piatt County borders De Witt to the east with part of McLean County bordering Piatt to the north. Goose Creek/De Land is in the western portion of the county that borders De Witt. Farmer City is close to Piatt County border. It is appx 9 miles between Farmer City and De Land.
See map on

DeWitt has a very good website on

1900, Farmer City, Santa Ana Twp, De Witt, IL
T623-297, ED 43, 4A
John J Watson, 9/1832, 67, married 45 yrs, OH, Ireland, Ireland
Lucy Watson, 7/1848, 51, 13 children born, 11 living, OH, VA, VA
Callie Watson, 9/1874, 25, single
Flora Watson, 2/1878, 22, single
John R Watson, 9/1876, 23, single
Samuel Watson, 10/1878, 21, single
Walter Watson, 5/1888, 12, grandson
Joseph Watson, 9/1894, grandson, IL, OH, OH

1900 Goose Creek Twp, Piatt, IL
T623-336, ED 129, 1B
Robt Parrish, listed as age 55, KY, IL, VA [can not read the rest of his information as it is at the bottom of the page and dark]
Lizzie Parrish, 11/1844, 53, married 32 yrs, 12 children born, 11 living, KY, KY, KY
John J Parrish, 10/1867,son, 32, married 9 yrs, KY, KY, KY
Fred Parrish, 5/1884, son, 16, IL
Roy E Parrish, 5/1886, son, 14, IL
Sherman Parrish, 11/1888, son, 11, IL
F. Ethel Danrickle, 7/1889, grand dtr, 10, IL

1910, Farmer City, Santa Ana Twp, De Witt, IL
T624-237, ED 81, 3A
John Watson, 78, married 41 yrs, OH, Ireland, Ireland
Lucy Watson, 61, OH, VA, OH
Walter Watson, 22, grandson
Anna Beckham, 32, dtr, wd
Irene Beckham, 9, grand dtr
Lynn Beckaham, 8, grand son
Joe Parish, 17, grandson, IL, KY, IL

1910 Goose Creek, Piatt, IL
T624-317, page 92
Robert M Parish, 64, married 42 yrs, KY, VA, VA
Ann E Parish, 62, 12 children born, 11 living, KY, KY, KY
John J Parish, 42, widow, KY
Fred Parish, 25
Roy Parish, 23
Sherman Parish, 21
Fannie Parish, 37, single
George Parish, 30, single

1920 Goose Creek, Piatt, IL
T625-396, ED 187, 13B
John J Parrish, 52
Jamie? M Parrish, 42, IL, MN, IN
May E Parrish, 2yr 2 mos.

Year: 1930; Census Place: De Land, Piatt, Illinois; Roll: T626_549; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 0898.
John J Parish, 62, 1867, Kentucky, Head, Wd, White, De Land, Piatt, IL
Betty E Parish, 12, 1917, Daughter, De Land, Piatt, IL
Robert M Parish, 85, 1844, Kentucky, Wd, Head, White De Land, Piatt, IL
[Goose Creek Twp/DeLand, Robert and John J residing next to each other]

1870 Lexington Post Office, Fayette, KY
M593-460, page 146 B
Dwelling 279
Temple Parrish, 63, VA
Diana Parrish, 59, VA
Sam Parrish, 22, VA

Dwelling 282
Robt Parrish, 25, KY
Lizzie Parrish, 23, KY
John Parrish, 4, KY
Sally Parrish, 2, KY

1860 Dist 2, Clark, KY
Temple Parrish, 53, VA
Dianna Parrish, 49, VA
Joseph Parrish, 18, KY
Robert Parrish, 15, KY
Samuel Parrish, 12, KY
Sallie Brown, 11, KY

1850 Dist 2, Clark, KY
Temple Parish, 43, carpenter, VA [listed as SAMPLE on]
Diana Parish, 39, VA
Emily Parish, 17, VA
Ryal Parish, 14, male, TN
John Parish, 12, KY
Henry Parish, 9, KY
Joseph Parish, 7, KY
Robert Parish, 5, KY
Samuel Parish, 2, KY

Name: Parish, Temple
Township: Eastern Division
County: Fayette
State: Kentucky
Year: 1840
Roll: M704_109
Page: 138
Image: 276

Several entries for Temple Parrish/Parish in the "family trees" on

I am descended from James A Parrish. b. abt 1810 in Goochland Co, VA.
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