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My great-great grandfather was Edmund Parrish and of him, I know “Edmond Parrish as marrying twice. "He was a great hunter and woodsman. He and his family came overland from Kentucky, driving a team composed of a horse and an ox, and located in Hendricks Twp. Later, they moved to Shelby Twp, in section 36, and were among the very first settlers. Farmers of that section at that time hauled their grain overland to Cincinnati, Ohio, and while on one of these trips he was run over by a wagon and died.
The wife kept her little brood together until they grew up. There were six children, as follows:
Lear, married twice, first to a Mr. Campbell, and later to Martin Stephens; one daughter of the second marriage, Kate Harris
Levi, farmer and drayman at Shelbyville, married and died in
William, a soldier of the Mexican war and a farmer, married four
times and was the father of five children;
My Great-grandfather: Edmund Kipper Parrish, known as "Kip", drove an ox team in 1849, through to California, he still resides. He married, first Nancy Swinford, who became the mother of five children:
John W., a farmer and contractor and later a builder of railroads, died in Shelby Co;
Theodore, of Frankfort, IN, married Salle Stephens; and the following children were born to them: Harriet, deceased; Sarah, deceased; John B., teacher, Charles and Allen, North Vernon, Indiana; Cora, Alfred and Lettie; James F.
Of my Great Grandfather-Edmund Kipper Parrish, I know:
The Shelbyville Democrat
July 1, 1914
EDMUND KIPPER PARRISH
Edmund Kipper Parrish, 89 years old, one of the well known and highly respected aged residents of the city, died at four-fifteen o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of Samuel Bray, 728 south West Street where he had been making his home for the last several months, from a complication of diseases incident to old age.
Deceased had been in failing health for some time and for the last few weeks his condition had become such that the attending physician, relatives and friends realized that the end could not be far away.
Mr. Parrish was a native of Shelby county and he had spent all of his life here. He followed the vocation of a farmer and thru his square dealing with his fellowmen and by honest toil he was able to accumulate a nice competency, which he has used to keep him during his declining years.
The only surviving relatives are three children, Mrs. Mary Lee and Martin Parrish, Kokomo; and Dillard Parrish, Tudor, Canada.
My Grandfather was Dillard Parrish 19 December 1899 in Addison, IL. At the time of his father (Edmund Kipper’s) Dillard lived in Tudor, Alberta, Canada and had a cattle ranch there. Later he moved with his family to Mount Saint Helens (Near Portland) Oregon. My Father was Christopher Parrish who was born in Great Falls, Montana on 2 March, 1917.