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Parsley, E. E.

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Parsley, E. E.
March 15, 2007 12:07PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,
1885, Edmonson County.

E. E. PARSLEY, son of John and Mary (Wells) Parsley, was born April 8,
1857, in Monroe County, Ky. His parents were natives, respectively, of
Tennessee and Kentucky and were both members of the Baptist Church. John
was a son of Anthony and Elizabeth Parsley, who were also natives of
Tennessee. He was reared on a farm and on arriving at manhood peddled
crockery-ware through Tennessee and Kentucky until he was about
thirty-five years of age. He then engaged in farming, which he followed
until his death. His wife, Mary, was a daughter of Gideon and Elizabeth
Wells. E. E. Parsley was reared on the farm until about fourteen years of
age; he then attended school and received the prize for scholarship at an
academy taught by J. G. Hardy; later he taught four terms of five months
each, and one term of three months. At the age of twenty-two he commenced
farming, which he has since continued. In 1881 he married Sarah A. Rich,
daughter of Riley and Nancy Rich, who has borne him three children:
Bertha R. and Dorothy W. (twins), and Ralphord H. Mr. Parsley held the
office of constable six months; and is now road overseer. He owns about
600 acres of land, in two tracts; in politics is a Republican, and with
his wife a member of the Baptist Church.

Parsley Wells Hardy Rich
Monroe-KY TN

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