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Looking for Parents of a Hiram Parrish born 1819 in Lowndes County, GA

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The problem is there were two men with this same name born in the same decade, in the same place; they both migrated to Florida and married, and both fought in the Civil War. Even though they lived in different parts of the state, there is a lot of confusion. Our Hiram married Sarah Elizabeth West from SC. Can any one assist?

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on 2012-11-15 20:19:10

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by noggin on 2012-11-16 05:52:41
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by gloriajean on 2012-11-16 07:39:36

noggin- Yes, this is my g-g-grandfather and family!

by LarryAtlanta on 2014-01-04 14:02:55

Just joined so I could respond to your post. There are indeed two Hirams. One was probably a cousin born in Adel, Lowndes County, GA in 1825, who died in southwest FL. The Parrishes moved from northwest of Wilmington, NC around 1790 to Bulloch County, GA (near present Metter, GA). Children then stayed there, moved west to the vicinity of Adel and Nashville, GA, or moved south to Camden County, GA. Some moved from Camden County to the present Lake City, FL area 1820-24. Our ancestor who married Sarah Elizabeth West was born in Camden County, GA in 1819. I scanned historical property records to pdf of our relatives there. That property is west of Woodbine. Our Hiram was living south of present day Lake City, FL when he joined the Florida Infantry. He lost his left leg from the knee down at Gettysburg, lived, and died of pneumonia in Whitehouse, FL on 12/10/1866. I could tell you more about him. For someone in the extended family who really follows geneaology, contact Ann Parkinson in Humble, TX.

by gloriajean on 2014-01-04 20:26:16

Hi Larry,

Your response was the most information I've had on the branch of my family tree ever! I am unsure of your relationship, but just so you know, I am the first cousin of Ann Parkinson. Her dad and my mother (Thelma G. Saunders Woods) were siblings. I have a lot of information about Hiram and Sarah Elizabeth once they married and settled in FL, but could never solve the mystery of where our Hiram was from, and who his birth parents were. BTW, who are his birth parents? Ann used to share a lot of family history information with me, but not so much now. I think she's just very busy since she was elected president of her county historical society. We do keep in touch though! Please do write back and let me know who you are in the family tree, and the names of Hiram's parents. I bought the book on the Parish family and it doesn't include our ancestor to my knowledge.

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