Biography of John Parish
Monroe County, MI Biographies

JOHN PARISH was born in Ash, October 29, 1844, and enlisted January 21, 1864, in Co. A, 24th Mich. Vol. Inf., and was mustered out June 3, 1865. He was a member of the Iron Brigade. First Army Corps; participated in the battles of the Wilderness, Laurel Hill, Spotsylvania, Petersburg, and others; was wounded June 18, 1864, at Petersburg. He is the son of Elias and Elizabeth (Vandervoort) Parish, who settled in Monroe county in 1835. June 14, 1866, be married Jane, daughter of John and Margaret Jackson, who died in 1881, leaving him with two children: John W., born November 19, 1867: and Ada D., May 10, 1873. He is a member of Wallace Post, No. 95, G. A. R., at Flat Rock. July 12, 1882, he again married, the bride being Mary J., daughter of Jacob Early and Clarissa (Ross) Baker, whose children are: Jesse Ulmer, born June 26. 1884; Alfred Otis ("Allie"), May 2, 1886; and Mabel E., born Feb. 2, 1890.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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