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VINCENT PARSONS, b 1783, MD to Anson Co., NC, 1804

VINCENT PARSONS, b 1783, MD to Anson Co., NC, 1804

Ruth Dunlop (View posts)
Posted: 11 Dec 2002 8:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Dec 2002 6:36PM GMT
Surnames: PARSONS, COVINGTON, BUCHANAN, ATKINSON
I am seeking any information on ancestors/descendants of VINCENT PARSONS, born circa 1783 in Maryland according to census info. Moved to ANSON CO., NC, about 1804. Married Mary "Nancy" COVINGTON. Owned a lot of property near Morven and the Pee Dee River in Anson County. Had at least 7 children, probably more, including my great grandfather VINCENT PARSONS, JR, born 11 October 1822, who married SARAH A. BUCHANAN, daughter of MAY BUCHANAN and second wife, MARY E. ATKINSON. Vincent Jr. died 12 June 1888 and is buried at Shiloh Methodist Cemetery, near Morven, NC. Any information will be appreciated and I am happy to share what I have. Ruth Parsons Dunlop, Euless, TX

Re: VINCENT PARSONS, b 1783, MD to Anson Co., NC, 1804

Posted: 20 Dec 2002 4:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Parsons
Ruth, Do you know the names of the other children of Vincent and Mary 'Nancy'? Would you happen to have a George Redrick Parsons in your tree? Thanks for your time!

Re: VINCENT PARSONS, b 1783, MD to Anson Co., NC, 1804

Ruth Dunlop (View posts)
Posted: 20 Dec 2002 5:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Dec 2002 3:05PM GMT
Surnames: PARSONS, COVINGTON, SCOTT, TERRY, GLASS
The children of Vincent Parsons, Sr. and first wife Mary "Nancy" Covington were: (1) Elizabeth Ann Parsons, b 6 Oct 1809, Old Morven, Anson Co., NC, m Robert Thomas Scott in 1826 at Sneedsboro, NC, d 13 Oct 1876, Scottsboro, Jackson Co., AL; (2) Robert H. Parsons, b bet 1810-1820; d Mar 1845, Morven, Anson Co., NC; (3) Mary Jane Parsons, b circa 1816, Anson Co., NC, m William L. Terry, d. before 1860; (4) Ellen H. Parsons, b 4 Nov 1818 at Old Morven, m William Henry Glass, d circa 1898; (5) Sarah Jane Parsons, b between 1819-1826, m Joseph Presley Nelms, d March 1850, Hernando, DeSoto Co., MS; (6) Vincent Parsons, Jr. I believe there was also a son named Edward J. Parsons, b circa 1827 who died on 6 Aug 1844 at the age of 17. Based on 1820 & 1830 census records, there were also other children; one report says that several children died of a fever when the family lived near the Pee Dee River. Hope this helps you. At this point in time, I have no record of a George Redick Parsons. Ruth Parsons Dunlop

Re: VINCENT PARSONS, b 1783, MD to Anson Co., NC, 1804

Posted: 16 Oct 2015 4:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Vincent Parsons and wife, Sarah Buchanan
Obituaries / Death Notices
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Name of Deceased: William Andrew Pratt
Newspaper: The Messenger and Intelligencer
Date: May 26, 1921
Submitters Name: Charlie Purvis

Obit: Page 2
IN MEMORY
of William Andrews Pratt, who was born at Cairo, N. C. on Jan. 22, 1847, died at his home in Morven. N. C., April 10, 1921.
Mr. Pratt was a son of the late John J. and Mary Ann Pratt, all of Anson County. His mother's maiden name was Mary Ann Adams.
Mr. Pratt was a grandson several times removed of William Pratt of Revolutionary mention, belonging to General Marion's band of brave men. On his mother's side being a descendant of the Adams family who came from Virginia to the Pee Dee some where about 1760 or1770.
Mr. Pratt was happily married on January 29, 1868, to Miss Mollie E. Parsons, daughter of the late Vincent Parsons and wife, Sarah Buchanan Parsons.
Mr. and Mrs. Pratt lived happily together for 53 years and a few months and to this union was born five children, three sons and two daughters.
The sons are J. v., W. E., and F. P. Pratt of Morven, N. C., his daughters, Mrs. E. E. Pipkin of McFarland, N. C. and Mrs. P. E. Ratliff of Morven, N. C. The greater portion of his life, Mr. Pratt lived on his farm at Cairo, here his home was noted for its hospitality, often called the home of the preachers, he was always happy to lend assistance to anyone in need, and truly may it be said; that he lived "In the House by the side of the road" and was a friend to man.
Mr. Pratt was well read and was always interested in all public affairs of state and county.
He served many years as Justice of the Peace for Morven Township, using his influence ever for the good of mankind.
For 55 years he was a consecrated Christian and member of Shiloh church Lilesville circuit, a steward in his church until his health became greatly impaired. Then he gave up all active work and moved to his home in Morven where he lived very quietly but always interested in Church and state, helping wherever he could; continuing to hold family worship until confined to his bed.
His life was an inspiration, and his memory a blessing.
The interment was in the Morven cemetery, his pastor, Rev. Cherry conducted the services. Beautiful flowers from dear friends covered his mound.
M. P.R.

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