Biography of Joel C. Parsons
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Parsons, Joel C., was born in Conway, Mass., April 7, 1803, and died in Yates April 12, 1885. In 1813 he came with his father's family to Madison county, but in June, 1814, returned to Massachusetts to live with his grandfather untilhe attained his majority. After attending Ashfield and Wilbraham Academies he taught school several years, and in April, 1827, removed to Orleans county, living in Shelby and later in Barre, In 1833 he settled in Yates, where he became a prominent resident. He was converted November 27, 1821, and ever afterward was an ardent supporter of the M. E. Church. In 1829 he married Phoebe Clark, who died in 1870. Two children survive them, Mrs. Richard Barry, of Lyndonville, and I. Clark Parsons, of Medina. Edward H. Parsons, a nephew of Joel C., and a son of C. D. Parsons, was born in Conway, Livingston county, Mich., and came from Michigan to Barre in 1871, moving thence in 1872 to his present farm in Yates, northeast of the Center. He married Miss Minerva E. Mansoa and ha8 two daughters and a son: E. May Parsons, Emma E., and Richard N. Parsons.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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