Not exactly scientific, but there are two other Parrish buried same cemetery. Clark Allen Parrish (1 Jun 1904 - 9 Apr 1957) was son of subject. His mom was Dora Brannon and by following census records the family relocated from Walker, GA to Van Zandt, TX after 1915 based on birth of youngest son, Burton. James' father was William Bennett Parish (9 Feb 1834 - 25 May 1901). James' mom is not easily deduced. William B. Parrish wed Mary Ann Perry 20 Jan 1859 in Blount, TN. Next, he married Sarah Stacker "27 Sep 1879" in Houston TN. Complicating matters is Sarah's enumeration on 1870 GA-Walker-Subdivision 128-Image 6. Van Zandt County abuts Smith County's northwestern border and burial in Smith is understandable if they resided near the border.