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Howard S. Simpkins.

V Harry J.^ Baker, b. July 31, 1889; m. Aug. 19, 1914,
Ehza M. Geer.

vi Hiram Sylvester^ Baker, b. Mar. 4, 1894; m. June 26,
1914, Gladys Simpson. Child: (i) Donald Leslie^"
Baker, b. Mar. 25, 1915.

514 Frank L.® Joy (Heni-y Livingston'', Jerusha® Parsons,
Rev. Solomon^, Lieut. Benjamin*, Capt. Ebenezer^, Esq. Joseph^,
Cornet Joseph^), b. ; m. Ada Watkins. She d. at Chicago,
111., Oct., 1917. He is in the insurance business at Chicago, 111.

Children of Frank L.^ and Ada (Watkins) Joy:
i Harriet^ Joyi rn- Ed. Schneidenhelm. Children: (i)

Joy^^ Schneidenhelm. (2) • (3)

ii Katherine^ Joy; m. David Colbert of Chicago, 111.
iii Harold^ Joy.

515 Arthur C.® Joy (Henry Livingston^, Jerusha® Parsons,
Rev. Solomon'^, Benjamin*, Capt. Ebenezer^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet
Joseph^), b. at Gravesville, Herkimer County, N. Y., Jan. 3, 1853;
m. Ovilla E. Getman ; b. at Columbia, Herkimer County, N. Y.,
Feb. 3, 1852.



eighth generation 4^9

Children of Arthur C.^ and Ovilla E. (Getman) Joy:

i Will C." Joy, b. at Mohawk, N. Y., July 22, 1875 ; m.

Jennette Baker of Ilion, N. Y.
ii Carl G.^ Joy, b. at Mohawk, N. Y., July 17, 1885; m.

at States ville, N. C, May Starette.
iii Harris F.^ Joy, b. at Chattanooga, Tenn., Apr. 16, 1889;

m. at White Plains, N. Y., Isabell Russe.

516 Rev. Eugene H.^ Joy_, D.D. (Henry Livingston^,
Jerusha® Parsons, Rev. Solomon^, Lieut. Benjamin*, Capt.
Ebenezer^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. ; in. Mary
Shepherd. Is District Superintendent, New York Conference of
the Methodist Episcopal Church, and resides at Malone, N. Y.

Children of Eugene H.^ and Mary (Shepherd) Joy:

i Jason^ Joy, b. ; m. in 1913. Janette Stevens. He

is now (1918) Capt. in U. S. Reserve. Child: (i)
Margaret^° Joy, b. , 1914.

ii Augusta® Joy.

iii Eugene® Joy.

iv Elizabeth® Joy.

517 Dr. Milton R.® Joy, M.D. (Henry Livingston", Jerusha^
Parsons, Rev. Solomon"', Lieut. Benjamin*, Capt. Ebenezer^, Esq.
Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^), b. , 1861 ; m. in 1886, Neta
James, b. in 1865; daughter of Theodore and Sarah (Under-
wood) James of Utica, N. Y. He graduated at Long Island
College Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1884, and is a physician at
Cazenovia, N. Y.

Children of Milton R.^ and Neta (James) Joy:

i Gene vie va® Joy, b. , 1890. She graduated at

Syracuse University in 1912; was a student of music
at Paris, 1912-14.

ii Harold® Joy, M.D., b. , 1892, graduated at Syra-

cuse University in 1915, and Syracuse Medical Col-
lege in 19 1 7. Is in Post Graduate Hospital, New
York City, and enrolled in U. S. Medical Reserve.



47° THE PARSONS FAMILY

518 Louis Fowler^ Joy (Henry Livingston'^, Jerusha^ Par-
sons, Rev. Solomon^, Lieut. Benjamin*, Capt. Ebenezer^, Esq.
Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Ilion, N. Y., Aug. 26, 1871 ; m.
Dec. 30, 1897, Eva J. Drake, daughter of Theodore A. and Ehza
(Henderson) Drake of Brooklyn, N. Y. He was educated at
the High School at Ilion, N. Y., and the Syracuse University,
A.B. He was a member of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity and re-
ceived the degree of M.D. from the Long Island College Hospital
in 1897, and that year settled in Fulton, N. Y., where he has since
practiced his profession. He was for several years a member of
the Fulton Board of Education. Was one of the founders and
directors of the Lee Memorial Hospital and its physician and
surgeon. He is a member of the Fulton Academy of Medicine,
New York State Medical Society and American Medical Asso-
ciation, a member of the Masonic Order and Independent Order
of Odd Fellows, the Fulton Citizens Club and the University
Club of Syracuse, N. Y.

Child of Dr. Louis Fowler^ and Eva J. (Drake) Joy:
i Jane Louise^ Joy, b. Apr. 23, 1914.

(Record on p. 329, Vol. i, revised and continued.)
Mary Lucretia^ Grinnell (Mary' Morton, Lucretia*^ Par-
sons, Rev. Justin'', Benjamin*, Capt. Ebenezer'^, Esq. Joseph^,
Cornet Joseph^), b. June 23, 1858. She m. Jan. 23, 1883, at
Bradford, England, Edward H. Landon, son of Charles and
Susan Landon. He is a lawyer, doing business in the City of
New York, and during the late war the family were living at
Paris, France, serving under the Red Cross in hospital work,
including Mr. Landon, for more than two years. On Good
Friday, Mar. 29, 1918, Mrs. Landon and her two daughters,
Ruth and Mrs. Lucy Speed, were in St. Gervaise Church, Paris,
and were all killed by the explosion of a bomb from the long
distance Prussian gun.

Children of Edward FI. and Mary Lucretia^ (Grinnell)

Landon,
all born in New York City :
i Lucy^ Landon. b. Feb. 15, 1884; d. Mar. 29, 1918, at
Paris, France (as stated above) ; m. June 7, 1917,



EIGHTH GENERATION 47 I

at Paris, France, Capt. Ralph H. Speed of the

B. E. F., British Army,
ii Harold Morton^ Landon, b. Dec. lo, 1887; was ist

Lieut. Adjutant, ist Bat., 369th Regt., A. E. F., in

late war.
iii Ruth^ Landon, b. Nov. 7, 1888, d. at Paris, France,

Mar. 29, 1918 (as above stated),
iv William GrimielP Landon, b. June 26, 1892. He served

in the Royal Flying Force in the late war.

519 William Ives^ Washburn (John Henry", Harriet''
Parsons, Rev. David% Rev. David*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph^,
Cornet Joseph^), b. at Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 30, 1854; edu-
cated at Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., Class of 1872 ;
Amherst College, Class of 1876, A.B. ; 1878, A.M. ; was a mem-
ber of the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity and Phi Beta Kappa
Society. Columbia University, N. Y., Law School, LL.B., 1878.
Since 1878 he has engaged in general law practice, but special-
izing in Corporation, Insurance and Religious Corporation Law ;
is a trustee and treasurer of Broadway Tabernacle Society (Con-
gregational Church j ; trustee of Hartford Theological Seminary,
Conn., and a director of several business corporations and benevo-
lent societies. He is a member of Association of the Bar of the
City of New York, New England Society, Sons of the Revolution,
Society of Colonial W'ars, Society of Descendants of Colonial
Governors, Military Order of Foreign Wars and of the Century,
Lotus, Bankers, Alpha Delta Phi, Adirondack League and Con-
gregational clubs. He was Judge Advocate, with rank of Major,
from 1899 to 191 2, in Judge Advocate General's Department,
New York State, and a member of District Board for the City
of New York, 19 17, in connection with the conscription of the
National Army. He m. Nov. 15, 1883, at New York City, Carrie
W. Fisher; b. Dec. 18, 1857, at New York City; daughter of
Nathaniel and Mary A. (\A''oodruff) Fisher of New York City.

Children of William Ives^ and Carrie W^ (Fisher)
Washburn :
i Grace Ives^ W^ashburn, b. Sept. 13, 1884, at New York
City; d. Jan. 28, 1918; m. Jan. 7, 191 1, Bernard
Henry Pelzer at New York City. Children: (i)



472 THE PARSONS FAMILY

Grace Washburn^" Pelzer, b. June 3, 1912; New
York City. (2) Bernard Henry^° Pelzer, b. Dec.
4, 1913, at South Orange, N. J.

ii William Ives^ Washburn, Jr., b. May 24, 1887, at New
York City; m. June 16, 1910, Elizabeth T. Crane, at
Westfield, Mass. Child: (i) John Henry" Wash-
burn, b. May 20, 191 1, at New York City.

iii Nathalie Fisher^ Washburn, b. May 27, 1895 ; d. Dec.
17, 1895.

520 Fred Eugene^ Parsons (Elijah Dwight^, Budd^, Maj.
Nathan^ Nathan*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^),
b. , 1858, at Oconomowoc, Wis.; m. (i) Jennie R. Miller,
of Oconomowoc, Wis. He m. (2) Alice G. Millspaugh of Sioux
City, la.

Children of Fred Eugene^ and Jennie R. (Miller) Parsons:
i Jennie^,
ii Louise^.

Child of Fred Eugene^ and Alice G. (Millspaugh) Parsons:
iii Eugene^.

521 William Hinkley** Parsons (Elijah Dwight^, Budd*^,
Maj. Nathan^, Nathan*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet
Joseph^), b. , 1863, at Oconomowoc, Wis.; m. at Marshall,
Minn., in 1891, Ella Rosamond Webster. He is Vice-President
of the Dexter Horton National Bank at Seattle, Wash., where
he resides.

Children of William Hinkley^ and Ella Rosamond
(Webster) Parsons:
i Rosamond^,
ii William Budd^.

522 William Johnson® Parsons (Charles Grosvener^, Sher-
lock®, Maj. Nathan^ Nathan*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph^ Cornet
Joseph^), b. July 25, 1869, at Medford, Mass.; m. Jan. 8, 1890,
Annie M. Ouinn of Millers Falls, Mass.; b. May 8, 1871, at
Erving, Mass. ; daughter of Patrick and Mary Quinn. Mr. Par-
sons is Superintendent of the Millers Falls Company of Millers
Falls, Mass., makers of mechanics' hand tools.



eighth generation 473

Children of William Johnson^ and Annie M. (Quinn)

Parsons :

i Charles William^ b. Sept. 25, 1890, at Greenfield,
Mass.; m. Apr. 19, 1912, Gladys Walker of Hins-
dale, N. H. He is a clerk with the Millers Falls
Company. Children (b. at Millers Falls, Mass.) :
(i) Alice Elenor^", b. Apr. 7, 1913. (2) Edith
Mildred^", b. July 14, 1914. (3) WiUiam Charles^°,
b. Aug. 22, 1915.

ii Martha Marian^, b. May 21, 1892, at Greenfield, Mass.;
m. Oct. 12, 1915, Daniel J. O. Connell. They reside
at West Springfield, Mass.

iii Raymond Sherlock^, b. Mar. 22, 1894, at Deerfield,
Mass.

iv Alice Mary^ b. Oct. 26, 1895, at Millers Falls; d.
Oct. I, 1911.

V Harold Edward^ b. Apr. 26, 1898, at Millers Falls.

vi Samuel Grovener^, b. Apr. 4, 1912, at Millers Falls;
d. Apr. 5, 1912.



523 Annie Lawrie* Bishop (Mary Ann" Parsons, Israel
Augustus'', Ebenezer'^, Israel*, P.ev. David^, Esq. Joseph-, Cornet
Joseph^), b. Apr. 15, 1868, at Keene, N. H. ; m. June 17, 1893,
William French Holbrook; b. Feb. 17, 1870; son of George E.
and Clara (French) Holbrook. He is President of the Holbrook
Grocery Company, wholesale grocers, at Keene, N. H. (Geo.
E. Holbrook & Co. are retail grocers at Keene.) He resides at
113 Cross St., Keene, N. H.

Children of William French and Annie Lawrie^ (Bishop)

Holbrook,
all born at Keene, N. H. :

i Richard Lawrence^ Holbrook b. Mar. 4. 1894. He is
in Dartmouth College, Class of 1917; member of
Glee Club, Varsity Football Team (quarterback),
ii Sidney Wallace^ Holbrook, b. Aug., 1895 ; Dartmouth

College, Class of 1918; suIj- Varsity Football.
iii Caryl Francis^ Holbrook, b. Feb. 12, 1897.



474 THE PARSONS FAMILY

(Record on p. ^^j, Vol. i, revised and continued.)
Mary Gertrude** Parsons (Sylvester Gould^, Sylvester Gould",
Oliver^ Nathan*, Rev. David^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^),
b. Jan. 19, 1855, at Bastrop, La. She graduated from Ward's
Seminary, Nashville, Tenn., and m. Theodore Johnson, a planter
of Lakeport, Ark.

Children of Theodore and Mary Gertrude^ (Parsons)

Johnson:
i Sylvester Parsons^ Johnson, b. Dec. 8, 1875 ; m. Aug. 9,
1899, Frances Geyer, daughter of David L. Geyer,
late Receiver of the Land Office at Rosv/ell, N. M.
Mr. Johnson is a capitalist and engaged in the real
estate business at Roswell, N. M. Child: (i)
Sylvester Parsons'" Johnson, Jr., b. July 14, 1900,
at Roswell.
ii Lycurgus Leonidas'-* Johnson, b. Sept. 18, 1877; m.
Henrietta, daughter of Thomas W. Worthington of
Greenville, Miss. He is a stockman,
iii Lydia^ Johnson, b. May 25, 1883 ; m. A. T. Crosley, a
broker, in New York City. Child: (i) A. T.
Crosley^°, Jr.
iv Pearl Sutherland^ Johnson, b. Oct. i, 1890; m. June
19, 1912, in Roswell, N. M., Robert Franklyn Peak,
who d. Feb. 9, 1914. Child: (i) Lydia Gertrude
PearP° Peak, b. June 15, 1913, at Roswell, N. M.

524 Mary Deborah^ Parsons (Elijah^, Elijah*', Phineas^.
Isaac*, Josiah", Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^), b. June 4, 1845,
at Skaneateles, N. Y. ; m. at Skaneateles, N. Y., William C.
Sherwood ; b. at Marcellus, N. Y., July 16, 1841. He is a farmer,
residing at Waterloo, De Kalb County, Ind.

Children of William C. and Mary Deborah^ (Parsons)
Sherwood,
all born at Waterloo, De Kalb County, Ind. ;
except the eldest:
i Elijah P.^ Sherwood, b. at Camillus, N. Y., Nov. 14,
1871 ; m. Lizzie M. White; b. at Kendalville. Ind.,
Aug. 10, 1876. He is a farmer at Waterloo, Ind.



EIGHTH GENERATION 475

Children (all b. at Waterloo, Ind.) : (i) George E.^°
Sherwood, b. July 12, 1895. (2) Jennie E." Sher-
wood, b. Sept. 26, 1898. (3) Alice V.^" Sherwood,
b. Nov. 20, 1902. (4) Edwin T.^° Sherwood, b.
June 19, 1908.
ii Lucy E.^ Sherwood, b. July 24, 1873; m. (i) Lon.
Rohm; m. (2) Cal. Husselman. Children: (i)
Ralph^° Rohrn, b. July 3, 1892, at Waterloo, Ind. ;
m. Cora Downs; b. at Moravia, N, Y. (2)
Martha^° Rohm, b. Feb. 22, 1894; at Waterloo, Ind.

(3) Dick^° Rohm, b. July 2, 1896, at Auburn, Ind.

(4) Ruth^° Husselman, b. Nov. 2y, 1902, at x\uburn,
Ind.

G50 iii John V.^ Sherwood, b. Sept. 18, 1875, m. Grace
Emerson,
iv Charles W.^ Sherwood, b. Oct. 2^, 1877; d. Feb. 23,
1881.

V Edwin S.^ Sherwood, b. May 7, 1882.

vi Eliza C.'' Sherwood, b. Mar. 21, 1884; m. George
Pairan. b. at Corunna, Ind. No children.

vii Bennie H.® Sherwood, b. at Waterloo, Ind., Jan. 2, 1886,
m. Rose Staulp; b. at Lapaz, Ind. Children: (i)
Orba H.^° Sherwood, b. 19 12, at Lapaz, Ind. (2)
Mary G.^° Sherwood; b. 1914, at Lapaz, Ind. (3)
Ben H." Sherwood; b. July 25, 1916, at Sedan, Ind.

525 Curtis D.- Wilbur (Ednah M." Lyman, Elias^, Achsah^
Parsons, Isaac*, Josiah', Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Nov. 10,
1867, at Boone, Iowa; m. Jan. 13, 1898, Olive Doolittle, at Santa
Ana, Cal.; daughter of Henry LaGrand and Sophia Jane (Pad-
dock) Doolittle. He was Judge of the Superior Court, but is
now (1918) Judge of the Supreme Court of California.

Children of Curtis D.® and Olive (Doolittle) Wilbur:
i Edna May^ Wilbur, b. May 11, 1899.
ii Lyman Dwight^ W^ilbur, b. Apr. 2y, 1900.
iii Paul Curtis^ Wilbur, b. Mar. 19, 1902.
iv Ralph Gordon^ Wilbur, b. Dec. 18, 1903; d. Nov. 24,
1906.

V Leonard Fiske-' Wilbur, b. Mar. 2, 1907.



476 THE PARSONS FAMILY

526 Ray Lyman^ Wilbur (Ednah M." Lyman, Elias®,
Achsah^ Parsons, Isaac*, Josiah^ Esq. Joseph-, Cornet Joseph^),
b. at Boonesboro, Iowa, Apr. 13, 1875 ; m. at San Francisco,
Cal., Dec. 5, 1898, Marguerite Blake; b. at San Francisco, Aug.
28, 1875; daughter of Charles E. and Martha (Foster) Blake.
He graduated from Leland Stanford, Jr., University in 1896,
A.B. ; degree of A.M. 1897, M.D. Cooper Medical College, San
Francisco, 1899. He was a student at Frankfurt-on-the-Maine
and London 1902-4, at University of Munich 1909-10; was
Instructor in Physiology at Stanford University 1896-7 ; Lecturer
and Demonstrator in Physiology in Cooper Medical College 1899-
1900; Assistant Professor 1900-1903; Professor of Medicine at
Stanford University 1909 ; Dean of Medical School at Stanford
University 1911-16, and President of Stanford University since
January, 1916. He is a member of Academy of Medicine,
(President 1912-13) Association of American Physicians, Cali-
fornia Academy of Medicine, Phi Beta Kappa, and University
and Commonwealth clubs of San Francisco.

Children of Ray Lyman^ and Marguerite (Blake) Wilbur,
all born at San Francisco, Cal. :
i Jessica^ Wilbur, b. Sept. 28, 1899.
ii Blake^ Wilbur, b. May 29. 1901.
iii Dwight'-* Wilbur, b. Sept. 18, 1903.
iv Lois^ Wilbur, b. Oct. 19, 1904.
v Ray^ Wilbur, Jr., b. Apr. 11, 1913.

527 Theresa May^ Wilbur (Edna M.^ Lyman, Elias'',
Achsah^ Parsons, Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^),
b. June 6, 1881 ; m. at Los Angeles, Cal., Frederick Mackay Paist.

Children of Frederick Mackay and Theresa May^
(Wilbur) Paist:
i Gertrude^ Paist, b. Nov. 21, 1912.
ii Prances'^ Paist, b. Nov. 14, 1914.
iii Teresa^ Paist, b. June 24, 1916.
iv Frederick Mackay^ Paist, b. Oct. 3, 1917.

528 Dr. Isaac Par.sons® Fiske (Harriet MindwelF Parsons.
Rev. Isaac^, Isaac^, Isaac*, Josiali^, Esq. Joseph", Cornet Joseph^),



EIGHTH GENERATION 477

b. at Marlboro, Conn., Sept. i6, 1852; graduated from Williston
Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., in 1871 ; Yale Medical School
1872-3, Medical Department of the New York University, gradu-
ating in Class of 1875 ; was in active practice of medicine in South-
ington. Conn., from Mar. 4, 1875, to 1894; at Waterbury, Conn.,
1894 to 1904, and at Coventry, Conn., since 1905. He m. (i)
at Charlton, Mass., June 2, 1875, Clara Elizabeth Haven; b. at
Stoneham, Mass., July 30, 1849; d. Feb. i, 1882; daughter of
John and Mary (Chadburne) Haven. They had a child, Fred-
erick Warren^ Fiske; b. Oct. 7, 1880; d. at birth. He m. (2)
at Southington, Conn., June 13, 1883, Sarah Eli'zabeth Flayes ;
b. May 28, 1856; d. Jan. 24, 1890; daughter of Franklin Barnes
and Thankful (Frisbie) Hayes. He m. (3) at Southington,
Feb. 9, 1891, Mrs. Mary vStaunton Farr; b. at New Britain, Conn.,
May 6, 1865; d. June 2, 1902; daughter of John and Mary
(Rider) Staunton. He m. (4) Flattie Louise Brewer; b. at
Springfield, Mass., May 5, 1856; d. Apr. 4, 1910. He m. (5)
in Hartford, Conn., Dec. 2, 1914, Constance Isabel Sterling; b. at
Chicago, 111., June 13, 1884; daughter of John Carolus and Helen
Constance (Clough) Sterling.

Children of Dr. Isaac Parsons^ and Sarah Elizabeth
(Hayes) Fiske:
i Frank Warren^ Fiske, b. July 29, 1885, at Southington,
Conn.; m. at East Hartford, Conn., Oct. 9, 1912,
Elizabeth Ida Wells. Child: (i) Constance EHza-
beth^° Fiske, b. May 25, 1916.
ii Frederick Dane^ Fiske, b. Jan. 26, 1887; d. Sept. 24,
1887.

Children of Dr. Isaac Parsons^ and Mary (Staunton)
(Farr) Fiske:

iii Raymond Staunton^ Fiske, b. July 6, 1892; d. Aug.
8, 1895.

iv Clarence Staunton^ Fiske, b. at Coventry, Conn., Aug.
26, 1895; m. at Coventry, Apr. i, 1917, Annie
Marguerite Schell ; b. Aug. 21, 1896; daughter of
Charles Henry and Annie (Barnes) Schell.

V Harold Staunton^ Fiske, b. Jan. 9, 1897; d. Jan. 10,
1897.



478 the parsons family

Child of Dr. Isaac Parsons^ and Constance Isabel

(Sterling) Fiske:
vi Margaret'' Fiske, b. at Coventry, Conn., Aug. 8, 1916.

529 William Warren^ Fiske (Harriet MindwelF Parson<^,
Rev. Isaac'', Isaac^, Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Comet Joseph^),
b. at Marlboro, Conn., June 26, 1857; graduated from Williston
Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., June, 1875. ^^ began business
in Baltimore, Md. in 1877, and in Pbiladelphia, Pa., in 1882. as
publisher and owner of the Hotel Church Directory, now in gen-
eral use throughout the United States and Canada. He m. Nov.
25, 1880, Lida Robertson Seymour; b. Mar. 26, 1856; daughter
of Dr. James Harvey and Lucretia (Robertson) Seymour of
Oberlin, Ohio. They settled in I'hiladelphia in 1882, where they
now reside. Both are members of the Northminster Presbyterian
Church, and are actively interested in Church work. Mr. Fiske
has been a Ruling Elder in this church for over thirty years.

Children of William W.^ and Lida Robertson
(Seymour) Fiske,
all born at Philadelphia, Pa. :
i Malcom Dorr^ Fiske, b. May 25, 1882; d. Nov. 26,
1882.

ii Robert Seymour^ Fiske, b. Mar. 6, 1885 ; m. June 16,
1910, Lillian Colegrave of Worcester, Mass. He is
a civil engineer and resides at Atlanta, Ga.

iii Fleda^ Fiske, b. July 29, 1888; m. Sept. 21, 1912, Albert
Henry Ochsner of Chicago, 111. Children: (i)
Albert John^° Ochsner, b. June 7, 1913, at Berkeley,
Cal. (2) Seymour Fiske^" Ochsner, b. Nov. 29,
1915, at Chicago, 111.

iv Donald Robertson^ Fiske, b. Oct. 15, 1891 ; graduated
from State College, Pa. ; post graduate Harvard
University. He is a landscape architect in Phila-
delphia.

V Seymour** Fiske, b. Aug. 23, 1895 ; graduate from
Wisconsin University, Phi Beta Kappa; now in
Medical Department of University of Pennsylvania,
Class of 1920.



EIGHTH GENERATION 479

530 Edwin Mahlon^ Parsons (Edwin Clark^ Maurice^
Elias^ Isaac*, Josiah^ Esq. Joseph^ Cornet Joseph^), b. Apr. 22,
1848, at Camillus, N. Y. ; m. (i) Aug-. 23, 1871, at Saginaw,
Mich., Myra L. Seeley, who d. May, 1892; m. (2) Aug. 8, 1894,
Jennie M. PhilHps of Bay City, Mich. ; b. Oct. 28, 1864; daughter
of Edward Ruthven and Martha EHzabeth (Draper) Philhps.

Children of Edwin Mahlon^ and Myra L. (Seeley)
Parsons :
i Edwin Seeley", b. Apr. i, 1873; m. June 9, 1897, Mabel
Edith Holmes; b. Nov. 11, 1872. Child: (ij
Dorothy Adams^-, b. Apr. 26, 1899.
651 ii Benjamin Franklin'-, b. July 3, 1876; m. Jennie Elvira
Eldridge.
iii Guy Terry", b. May 2"/, 1878; m. Sept. 17, 1907, Susan
Elizabeth Miller; b. Jan. 8, 1887; daughter of
Frank and Emma (Benway) Miller. Child: (i)
Mary Elizabeth^", b. June 17, 1912.
iv Mabel Amanda", b. Nov. i, 1881.
V Esther".

vi Ernest", twin of Esther"; b. Feb. 15, 1885.
vii Laura Lovica", b. Oct. 12, 1886; m. July 19, 1915,
Homer Nelson Tweed; b. Mar. 24, 1883; son of
James and Mary (Sansworth) Tweed.

Children of Edwin Mahlon^ and Jennie M. (Phillips)

Parsons :
viii Beulah May", b. Nov. i, 1895.
ix Mahlon Phillips", b. Nov. 11, 1896.
X Dwight Curtis", b. Oct. 23, 1898.
xi James Howard", b. Dec. 20, 1900.
xii Maurice Arthur", b. Sept. 29, 1904.
xiii Etta Bernice", b. June 15, 1907.

531 Francis Dwight^ Parsons (Edwin Clark', Maurice\
Elias-^ Isaac*, Josiah\ Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 16,
1851, at Belle Isle, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 6, 1893, at Fairmount, N. Y. ;
m. Feb. 20, 1873, Sara Jerome; b. Nov. 2, 1846; d. May 24,
1913; daughter of Henry Jerome (b. at Fabius, N. Y., May .26,
1820; d. Oct. 18, 1898) and Elizabeth Schuyler Jerome (b. at
Charleston, N. Y., Dec. 16, 1822; d. Nov. 6, 1908).



480 the parsons family

Children of Francis Dwight"^ and Sara (Jerome) Parsons:
i Elizabeth^ b. Mar. 11, 1874.
ii Laura", b. Mar. ii, 1877.
652 iii Charles Francis", b. Oct. 14, 1879; m. Vernie Edna
Drawbridge,
iv Bertha", b. Apr. i, 1881.

V Dr. James Jerome", b. Apr. 19, 1884; m. Jan. 16, 1915,
Edith Gere of Syracuse. He is a physician and
resides in Cortland, N. Y. ; is a graduate of Syra-
cuse University College of Medicine, Class of 1913;
was commissioned 1st Lieut., Med. Corps, U. S.
Army, July 5, 1917, and Capt. Nov. 14, 1918; was in
overseas service from Sept. 8, 1917, to Mar. 30, 1919;
was wounded in battle of the Lys, Apr. 13, 1918, and
has resumed the practice of his profession at Cort-
land, N. Y. Child: (i) James Jerome^", b. Nov. 15,
1915-

532 Charles Herbert^ Parsons (Edwin Clark^, Maurice",
Elias^ Lsaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. at Belle
Isle, N. Y., Dec. 5, 1852; m. at Fairmount, N. Y., Oct. 8, 1884.
Alice Adelia Terry; d. May 29, 1856; daughter of Guy and
Juliaette (Averill) Terry.

Children of Charles Herbert* and Alice Adelia (Terry)

Parsons,
all born at Fairmount, N. Y. :
i Charles Herbert, Jr.", b. Dec. 2, 1885; m. Sept. 13,
191 1, in New York City, Agnes Minta Cordley; b.
at Roxbury, Mass., Aug. 16, 1885 ; daughter of
Frank and Jennie Dean (Clark) Cordley. Children:
(i) Elizabeth Cordley^° b. May i, 1913. (2) Jane
Dean^°, b. July 9, 19 16.
ii Clara", b. Oct. 12, 1888; d. Sept. 12, 1890.
iii Guy Terry", b. July 21, 1891 ; enlisted Sept. 2, 1917;
assigned to Battery F, 15th F. A. ; sailed for France,
Dec. 12, 1917; fought in sectors Verdun and Toul
Troyon, Mar. 15 to May 14, 1918; sector northwest
of Chateau Thierry, May 13 to July 9; Soissons



EIGHTH GENERATION 4^1

Sector, Marne counter offensive, July i8 to 20; Mar-
bache Sector, Aug. 9 to 24 ; St. Mihiel Sector, Sept.
9 to 16; made corporal, Apr. 16, 1918; made sergeant
Aug. 10, 1918; returned as casual and was discharged
Feb. 21, 1919. He received the Croix de Guerre,
v^ith citation as follows : With the approval of the
Commander-in-Chief of the American Expeditionary
Force in France, the Marshal of France, Commander-
in-Chief of the French Armies of the East cites in
the order of the Brigade, Corporal Guy T. Parsons,
No. 131,054, Bat. F, 15th Reg. U. S. Art.: "During
the attack from July 18-22, 1918, near Soissons, he
vohmteered to work on the roads under violent
bombardment. He accomplished his work with great
coolness and devotion." The Marshal of France,
Commander-in-Chief of the French Armies of the
East.- — Petain.

533 Mary Amelia^ Parsons (Edwin Clark", Maurice",
Elias^, Isaac*, Josiah^, Esq. Joseph^, Cornet Joseph^), b. Feb. 6,
1855 ; m. Sept. 2^, 1876, James Schuyler Jerome, son of Henry
Jerome; b. in Fabius, N. Y., May 26, 1820; d. Oct. 18, 1898,
and Ehzabeth (Schuyler) Jerome; b. at Charleston, N. Y., Dec.
16, 1822; d. in Geddes, N. Y., Nov. 6, 1908.

Children of James Schuyler and Mary Amelia^ (Parsons)

Jerome:
653 i Flenry Parsons^ Jerome, b. Oct. 4, 1877; m. (i)
Florence Catherine Smith; m. (2) Isabel A. Hen-
derson,
ii Julia^ Jerome, b. Sept. 28, 1879; m. Sept. 4, 1912, Jesse
Jennison. Children: (i) Esther Miriam^° Jennison,
b. July 2y, 1913; d. July 30, 1913. (2) Jerome
Bouton^" Jennison.
iii Edwin Schuyler^ Jerome, b. Feb. 8, 1884; m. Emma
Katheryn Ryder, June 20, 1906. Children: (i)
Mary Lillian^" Jerome, b. Feb. 11, 1909. (2) Charles
William^" Jerome, b. July 16, 1911.
iv George Wallace^ Jerome, b. Mar. 20, 1890; d. Apr. 22,
1904.



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