My Genealogy Hound

Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Putnam County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

* * * *

David B. Parsons, farmer and, stock raiser, post-office address, Terre Haute, was born in Jackson County, W. Va., on May 16, 1848. His, father, Charles Parsons, was born in the same county and State, and his mother, Rebecca (Wolf), was born in Lewis County, W. Va. The father died December 7, 1875, but the mother is still living in Virginia. David B. grew to manhood upon the farm in Jackson County, and in November, 1870, was married in Roane County to Miss Rebecca Staats, daughter of John and Margaret Staats, both natives of Virginia. Mrs. Parsons was born, reared and educated in Roane County, Va., and is the mother of four children: Lievvirnia D. (born in 1872), Wilson C. (born in 1876), and Emma R. (born in 1885). One son, Everett Monroe, died December 26, 1886, three years and nine months old. After his marriage Mr. Parsons located upon a farm in Jackson County, where he resided until his removal to Missouri. In March, 1883, he located in Jackson Township, buying the farm upon which he now resides. He owns 129 ½ acres of land in his home place, well cultivated, and forty acres of timber land in another tract. He lives in a comfortable house, surrounded with good barns, etc., and a nice orchard. Mr. and Mrs. Parsons while in Virginia were members of the Methodist Church. They are genial and hospitable people, and welcome both friends arid strangers to their home.

* * * *

This family biography is one of 139 biographies included in the Putnam County, Missouri portion of the book,  The History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam, and Schuyler Counties, Missouri published in 1888 by Goodspeed Publishing Co.  For the complete description, click here: Putnam County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

View additional Putnam County, Missouri family biographies here: Putnam County, Missouri Biographies

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.