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Parrish, John G.

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Parrish, John G.
February 28, 2007 05:11PM
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.
by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 608.
[Scott County] [Georgetown City and Precinct]

JOHN G. PARRISH, farmer; P. O. Georgetown; was born in Bourbon County, Ky.,
October 12, 1826; his father, Henry Parrish, was native of Virginia, and
one of the early settlers of Bourbon County; he was a farmer by occupation
and his death occurred in Missouri, in 1834, at the age of about forty-five
years; his wife, Sally Bush, was born in Clark County, and died in 1832,
aged about forty years; she was the mother of five children, of whom John
G., the subject of these lines, was the fourth. He was left an orphan at
the age of seven years, when he was cared for by his oldest brother until
he was thirteen years old, and then went to live with his uncle, E. H.
Parrish; his education was limited to such as could be obtained in the
common schools of Bourbon and Clark counties; he entered upon his career
in life as a farmer, and trading in stock. In the Spring of 1848, he moved
to Fayette County, where he remained until the Spring of 1856, when he
removed to Scott County, where he has since remained engaged in farming and
dealing in stock, trading principally in mules. He has been thrice married,
his last marriage occurred in 1866, to Miss Patty M. Peak, who was born in
Scott County, Feb. 25, 1847, to George P. and America (Suggett) Peak; he
was born March 23, 1823, died March 1, 1865; she was born Dec. 1, 1820,
now living in Scott County. By his second wife Mr. Parrish has one
daughter living; viz: Elizabeth, wife of E. P. Withers. Mr. Parrish holds
a prominent position among the practical farmers of the county, as an
energetic and enterprising man. Religiously, himself and wife are connected
with the Baptist Church.

Parrish Peak Bush Suggett Withers
Fayette-KY MO VA
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