79. Parsons


  1. Richard Parsons (ca. 1710–1785) m. Lydia Briggs (ca. 1720–aft. 1783); Goochland Co., Pittsylvania Co., Va.
  2. Joseph Parsons (ca. 1746–1833) m. (1) Margaret Griffith (d. 1824); Pittsylvania Co., Va.
  3. Joseph Parsons (ca. 1768–1820) m. 1791 Sarah Adams (ca. 1770–1856); Pittsylvania Co., Va.
  4. Susan Parsons (1801–1869) m. (2) aft. 1830 Francis Anson (1784–1861); Pittsylvania Co., Va.; Lincoln Co., Mo.

Full essay

There is no authoritative treatment of my line of descent from this family in print. The PDF essay linked below summarizes my research in documentary sources on this family. Much of this research developed from a discussion in the Parsons Family Genealogy Forum that began on 9 May 2011: <http://genforum.genealogy.com/parsons/messages/5624.html>. The essay gives more complete transcripts of the key documents identifying the parents of Susan Parsons, and closer analysis of other materials. Although I necessarily pursue only one child in each family, I also attempt to provide basic chronological information on all of my ancestors’ other children and their spouses.

Related surnames

39. Anson · 317. Griffith

No additional information on the Adams and Briggs families is available at this time.

Created 4 April 2012; last updated 11 March 2015.
Austin W. Spencer | email: spencer@rootedancestry.com