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Did James Young Parrish change his name to Benjamin James Parrish??

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Re: Did James Young Parrish change his name to Benjamin James Parrish??

Posted: 5 Oct 2013 9:18PM GMT
Classification: Query

1850-1860 Dale Co AL
1870 McLennan Co TX
Young Parish listed as 6 mos old as of 19 Oct 1850
Young Parish listed as 10 yrs old as of 22 Sept 1860
brother James Augustas ? Parish was born Oct 1859
Young Parish listed as 20 yrs old as of 25 July 1870 in McLennan Co in 1870, brother James is 10.

I just do not see that the name of James is associated to Young Parish in any record and transcribed marriage record says Y G Young married Christmas Eve in McLennan Co 1871 to Martha Bird.

The transcription of cemetery record was inventoried June 2011, 135 years after his death, says Y V or Y C Parish, and would be understandable that it would be difficult to read after 135 years.

So either his middle name started with a C or G and Martha stated she was a widow in 1880. They could have divorced and he changed his name but doesn't seem likely. Perhaps a trip to courthouse and cemetery would be in order to see for yourself if it was a "C" or "G" or to find a divorce. Martha then married Lawrence Parrish abt 1883. Leona Rosalee Bledsoe's death certificate says father was Young Parrish.

What have you found on Benjamin James Parish/Parrish that makes you think that he was husband of Martha Bird ?


25 Jul 1870 East of Brazos River, McLennan TX, Waco Post Office
# 366
Phillip C Clavit (CLARK) 32 AL or FL 1838 . . .name was clearly listed as Clavit on 1870 census.
Savannah PARRISH Clark 24 AL 1845
John Clark 7 AL 1863
Anne Clark 4 AL 1866
Robert Clark 2 TX 1868
Mary/Mollie Clark Halford 30 Nov 1872 Waco TX-13 Sept 1970 Harris Co
Victoria Clark Harris 24 Apr 1877-19 Aug 1960 Palestine, Anderson Co TX
Florence Clark 1878. . .they moved to Navarro Co TX by 1880 then found in Houston Co TX 1900 & 1910
# 367
George M Parish 25 AL 1845 married 02 Feb 1870 McLennan Co
Ophelia W Pelham Parish 19 TX
James Parish 23 AL 1847
# 368
James Parish 1815-1820 SC
Mary Ann Dowling 1823 SC
Elizabeth unknown Parish 1831 SC (Elizabeth Mary Boddie Parrish died 11/11/1869 wife of James buried Concord Cem; died giving birth to triplets also buried Concord Cem according to transcription)
Chapman Parish 1842 AL
Marcellus Parish 1843 AL
Savannah Parish 1845 AL
Alfred or Alphia D Parish 1847 AL female or male?
Young / Y G/C Parish 1849
Lawrence Parish AL 1852
Mary Ann Parish AL 1857 married Joseph G Deveny 15 Dec 1872
Emma Frances Parish AL 1858 married Benjamin F Deveny 3 Nov 1876
James A Parish AL 1859 - can not find 1880 census
Francis Barton/Barthol "Bart" Parish AL 1862-1926 married Emma Damron 1881
Alabama Parish AL 1865
Abaija Parish TX 1866

last 8 children only ones in 1870 household

Name: Y. G. Parris
Birth Date:
Birthplace:
Age:
Spouse's Name: Martha Bird
Spouse's Birth Date:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Age:
Event Date: 24 Dec 1871
Event Place: Mclennan, Texas
Father's Name:
Mother's Name:
Spouse's Father's Name:
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Race:
Marital Status:
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Marital Status:
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M59007-4
System Origin: Texas-EASy
GS Film number: 987554
Reference ID:
"Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org

J A Parish married M A (Mary Alabama) Buchanan 26 Nov 1879 they appear in McLennan Co in 1900 census census.

James K Parish married 22 Feb 1871 to Virginia A Pelham b. TX 1852 dtr of John Pelham b. AL 1820

Mary E Thompson ? from Virginia, wife of James Parrish Sr in 1880.

1880 McLennan Co TX
# 41
Joseph Grayson Deveny AL 6 Mar 1847-7 Sept 1899 buried Concord Cem
Mary Ann Parrish/Parish Deveny AL 1 Apr 1856-26 Jul 1919 buried Concord Cem
Robert Luther Deveny 21 Jan 1874-19 Oct 1957 buried Concord Cem
Mary Deveny 1876
Martha Deveny 1878
Beulah Edna Deveny 02 Feb 1880-22 Apr 1945 buried Concord Cem
# 42
Vaughn family
# 43
Benjamin Franklin Deveny AL 1 Aug 1851-14 Jan 1931 buried Concord Cem
Emma Frances Parrish/Parish Deveny AL 02 Apr 1858-02 Dec 1911
Maud Deveny 2 TX 1878
Ila Deveny 7mos TX Nov 1879
# 44
James Parrish 62 SC VA SC 24 July 1818-24 Feb 1884 buried Concord Cem
Mary E. Parrish 48 VA wife
Barton Parrish 18 AL - B T "Bart" 17 Jul 1861-21 Jan 1926 buried Concord Cem
Alabama Parrish 16 AL
Abijah B. Parrish 14 TX
# 45
Armstrong family
# 46
Lawrence Parrish 08 Mar 1852 AL single died 10 Sept 1937 buried Concord Cem married 30 Nov 1881
Martha Parrish 1850 NC widowed sister in law
Leona Parrish 1873 TX niece married James A Bledsoe from TN in 1889
Della Parrish 14 Feb 1875 niece died 08 Dec 1953 buried Concord Cem; death certificate on gives father's surname as Parrish mother Martha Bird. Mrs. Cecil (Carmen Eloise Parrish b. abt 1911 dtr of Milton Parrish b. TX 1883 & Kate b. AL 1883) Scott Jr informant. Milton was son of Lawrence Parrish & Martha Bird 29 Aug 1882-23 May 1935

Parish, Y. V. (Y.C.) 12/8/1849-4/3/1876 Concord Cem

George Parish 30 AL GA GA thought he possibly was George Marcellus Parish but appears to be son of Samuel Parish from SC lived in Dale Co AL 1850
Ophelia Parish 28 TX AL MS found widowed in New Orleans in 1900
Helen Parish 1871 TX married Andrew "Cazard" in LA

1880 Pct 1, Llano Co TX
James Parish 1847 AL -- --
Virginia Parish 27 TX AL MS
Walter Parish 1872 TX
Chase Parish 1874 TX

1850 Dale Co AL
Samuel Parish 29 SC
Nancy Parish 30 NC
George M D Parish 5 AL
James K Parish 4 AL

James K Parrish & Virginia A Pelham Parrish found in Palmetto, Manatee FL in 1900 & 1910

1900 JP 8, McLennan TX
James Parish 14 Oct 1859-27 Oct 1925 Concord Cem
Mary Alabama Buchanan Parish 10 Aug 1860-09 May 1921 Concord Cem bore 8 children 7 living
Lula May Parish FENTRESS 28 Nov 1880 McLennan Co-18 Nov 1962 Waco
(Oscar Parrish 1882-1883 buried Concord Cem)
Ira Lee Parish 18 Apr 1885-14 Jul 1959
James Jackson Parish 28 Aug 1886/87-01 Jul 1936 McLennan Co
Birdie/Bertie Mae Parish ROBERTS 26 Sept 1890-7 Jul 1927 Waco
Robert Loy Parish 23 Apr 1893-31 Oct 1964 died in Vernon Wilbarger Co
Udie Parish Mar 1895
Roy Parish 26 Feb 1897 or 1898-1 Nov 1964
Britt Parish 12 Oct 1901-08 Mar 1976 Tyler, Smith Co

1900-1940 McLennan Co
Head James A Bledsoe Tennessee 18 Mar 1868-25 Feb 1953 buried Oakwood Cem
Wife Leona Bledsoe Texas June 1873 also known as Rosa Lee/Rosalee
Dau Clara Bledsoe Dec 1889 never married died 27 Aug 1986 buried Oakwood
Son Harvey J Bledsoe Jan 1892
Dau Flora D Bledsoe Oct 1895
Dau Evar/Evis I Bledsoe Nov 1897
Dau Lula Mae Bledsoe 24 Dec 1899 or 1900 was informant on father's death certificate she died 31 Jan 1965 buried Oakwood
Son Anthony Lester Bledsoe 21 Dec 1906-15 Sept 1986 buried Oakwood

Name: Rosa Lee Bledsoe
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 18 Nov 1959
Event Place: Bellmead, McLennan, Texas, United States
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Widowed
Birth Date: 01 Jun 1873
Birthplace: Texas
Father's Name: Young Parrish
Mother's Name: Martha Bird
Informant: Clara Bledsoe
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery
Certificate Number: 63787
GS Film number: 2115991
Digital Folder Number: 005145472
Image Number: 02358
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kypaige22 4 Oct 2013 5:47AM GMT 
PaSain 6 Oct 2013 3:18AM GMT 
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