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Thomas Marshall Parish  Jr.

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Thomas Marshall Parish
8/8/1812 - 6/16/1895

Mary Elizabeth Parker
7/12/1826 - 3/2/1891
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Thomas Marshall Parish Jr.
11/16/1848 - 1/2/1926
Thomas Marshall Parish, Jr., was born on November 16, 1848 in Gadsden Co., Florida and died on January 2, 1926 in Calhoun Co., Florida. He lived to be 77 years old.

In the Civil War he served in the Home Guards and fought in the Battle of Natural Bridge and the battle of Marianna.

He married Elizabeth "Betsey" Spears. She had one son named William "Bill" Spears. Thomas and Betsey had two children Thomas Edward and Mary Eleanor Parish.

After the death of Elizabeth, he married Lenora "Nora" Tula Margaret Stone Kelley(1860-1927) on Dec. 27th, 1910. She had one son named Joseph Benjamin "Ben" Kelley (1890-1945).
Military1/1/1864 FL (Calhoun County) 15 yrs old 
Thomas M. Parish enlisted at Abe Springs in 1964. He was stationed in Tallahassee and Madison. He fought in the Battle of Natural Bridge and the battle of Marianna.  
Marriage1/17/1869 FL (Calhoun County) 20 yrs old 
Calhoun County Marriage (1862-1899): Elizabeth Spears and Thomas Parish, Jr. are issued a marriage license.  
Marriage1/17/1869 FL (Calhoun County) 20 yrs old 
Thomas Parish Jr. married Elizabeth Spears on Jan 17th 1869 in Calhoun Co., FL  
Census7/1/1870 FL (Calhoun County) 21 yrs old 
Dweling #3, household #2 - Thomas M. Parish (age 22), Elizabeth ( age 29) Edward F. Parish (1), William Spears (8), Rachel C. Spears (16). All born in FL. Thomas is a farmer and Elizabeth keeps house. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/1/1880 FL (Calhoun County) 31 yrs old 
Family #3: Thomas Parrish Jr. (age 36), Elizabeth (age 37), William (18), Thomas (10). Thomas is a farmer. Elizabeth is Keeping House. William & Thomas are farmer laborers. All were born in FL. Thomas' parents were born in NC and Elizabeth's in AL.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1880: Blountstown was declared the seat of Calhoun County in 1880. Prior to that, Abe Springs had been the county seat. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other1/1/1882 FL (Calhoun County) 33 yrs old 
Revised List of jurors -
Pg. 1: #1. Wm Ayers, 2. Thos Ayers, 3. Asa Ayers, 9. Sam Ayers, 10. Ish Ayers, 13. Benj. Ayers, 15. Alfred Bailey, 17. Gadi Bailey, 22. P.B. Bailey, 23. Wm M. Clark. ,44. Wm Cutts, 46. L. C. Davis, 46. Isaac Etheridge, 47. B. H. Franklin
page 2: 68. Caleb Halley, 75. Jno T. Kent, 76. W.A. Kent, 79. Jno A. Kelley, 81. Jno Kent,
page 3: #85. Geo Sutton, 96. B. F. McDaniel, 97. Josh McDaniel, 99. Jasper Musgrove, 100. J. M. Maddox,107. Thos McKeown
page 4: 114 Robt Nixon, 115 J. J. Nixon, 116 R. W. Nixon,118 Jno H. Parish, 119. Thomas Parish Sr., 120. Thomas Parish Jr., 122. Jno W. Peacock, 123. Jno. W. Pope, 125. B. F. Pope, 126. Tim Pope, 130. J.M. Peacock
page 5:143.J.R. Stone, 151. David Stephens, 152. L.M. Stone, 156. S.S. Stone, 153. A.J. Wood, 155. Joe Wood, 156. J.C. Wood, 172. Levi Yon, 173. Newton Yon, 174. T.M. Yon, 175. John Yon, 176. H. A. Yon 
Census6/2/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 36 yrs old 
Dweling #288, household #315: Thomas Parish (age 35), Bittie Parish (age 40), William Spears (age 22, stepson), W. E. Parish (14), and Mary Parish (12). Thomas is a farmer, he was born in FL, his parents in NC & GA. Bittie keeps house, she was born in FL, her parents unknown. All others born in FL. William is a laborer.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1885: The principle towns in Calhoun County were Blountstown, Marysville, Chipola, Selman, Ocheesee, and Abe Springs. In 1884 railroads in Florida were bought out by one company and placed under central management. River Junction, located at the junction of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, is the closest railroad and the primary hub of land transports. The photo on the right shows the iron bridge than spans the Chattahoochee River about a mile from the Depot at River Junction where wharves, storage, steamboats and hotels bussel with activity. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Census1/1/1900 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 51 yrs old 
#239 - Thomas Parish (age 53, Nov. 1846), Elizabeth Parish (55, June 1845) Both were born in FL, as were their parents. They have been married 35 years, they have had three children all are living. Thomas works as a day laborer.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1900: The first automobile, nick-named Chicken Killer, arrives in Blountstown in 1905. The photo on the right shows The Chicken Killer. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Military7/5/1915 FL  66 yrs old 
Soldier's Pension Clam
State of Florida, county of Calhoun
On this 5th day of July, AD One thousand Nine Hundred and Fifteen personally appeared before me, a notary public in and for the county and state aforesaid, Thomas M. Parish who, being duly sworn according to the law, declares that he is 67 years of age, having been born on the 16th of Nov. 1848 in the county of Gadsden, in the state of Florida. That he is a bona fide citizen of the county of Calhoun , state of Florida. That he has resided in the state of Florida continuously since the 16 day of Nov., 1848.
That he is the identical person who enlisted at Ade's Springs Fla, under the name of Thomas M. Parish, on the ____ day of _______1864 in company of Lott, Regiment _____, of the state of FLA, in the service of the state.
and who was Honorably Discharged at Blountstown in the state of FLA on the ____day of ______ 1865 on account of close of the war.  
Military3/17/1916 FL (Calhoun County) 67 yrs old 
Thomas M. Parish files for Civil War Pension -born: 11/16/1848, wife: Nora Kelly, date married: 12/27/1910, He served in the Home Guards under Luke Lott. He enlisted in 1964 at Abe Springs. He was honorable discharged in 1865 in Blountstown, FL. 
Death Certificate1/2/1926 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 77 yrs old 
Thomas M. Parish, born 11/16/1848 in Gadsden County, FL, dies on January 2, 1926 in Blountstown, FL. He is 77 years old and married to Nora Parish. His parents are Thomas Parish and Mary Parker. His occupation was running a boarding house. Burial near Blountstown on 1/3/1926. Florida, Deaths, 1877-1939, GS Film number: 2116642, Reference ID: Vol. 278 Cert. 135 
Graveyard/Tombstone1/2/1926 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 77 yrs old 
Nettle Ridge Cemetery - T. M.PARRISH -11-16-1848 to 6/16/1890 - Sec. 1 Lot.46   Source:

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2 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
7 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
13 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
16 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
17 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
17 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
22 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
34 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
35 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
36 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
58 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
69 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
5 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
8 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
11 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
17 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
21 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
29 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
31 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
41 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
47 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
49 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
52 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
52 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
53 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
54 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
55 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
56 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
58 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
58 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
58 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
64 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
65 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
66 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
75 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
75 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
76 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
78 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
13 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
14 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
34 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
37 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
60 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
64 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
65 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
69 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
71 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
7 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
12 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
14 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
15 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
17 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
20 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
27 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
28 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
61 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
62 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
61 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
66 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
69 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
71 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
72 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.

Elizabeth Martin
Born on November 24, 1844 and died on September 28, 1909
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The Children of Thomas Marshall Parish Jr.

78 years old
Thomas 'Ed' Edward Parrish
Born in Bluntstown, Florida on April 27, 1870 and died in Blontstown, Florida on November 10, 1963. He was 93 years old.

He married Florence Rosetta Pelt.
Eva Parish
Carl Parish
Jesse Parish
Thomas W. Parish
Lillie Mae Parish
M. J. Parish
Sidney Parish
Edward J. Parish
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78 years old
Mary Elinder Parrish
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on March 19, 1872 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on August 5, 1971. She was 99 years old.

Children: Ada (1/14/1895), William Edgar 9/13/1901-2/13/1938) & Nathaniel (abt. 1903). ...
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