Biography of Rossman J. Parshall
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Parshall, Rossman J., was born in Palmyra November 18, 1844. His father, Hendee, was a native of the county, who died at the age of seventy six and was a prominent farmer. Rossman J. was educated in the common schools and finished at the Macedon Academy, after which he enlisted in 111th N. Y. Volunteers, and took part in the closing battles of the war, receiving wounds in the back of the neck and shoulder. He received an honorable discharge in July, 1865, holding the rank of second lieutenant at the end of his service. The 111th Regiment was a part of the Second Army Corps of the Army of the Potomac, and was known as the' fighting regiment of that corps. ifter leaving the army he returned to Palmyra, and in 1866 came to Lyons and accepted a position as bookkeeper in the Lyons National Bank, where he remained until 1870. In 1872 he went to Sodus and took charge of the Shaker tract of land, and in 1879 was appointed collector of the Port of Sodus Point and held the ppsition up to 1886, when he was elected sheriff and came to Lyons. At the expiration of the term of office he established the present firm of Parshall & Sweeting in the wholesale and retail lumber business. At the age of twenty eight he married Kate E., daughter of Charles E. Thurber of Palmyra, and they have one son, Ross T. Mrs. Parshall died April 5, 1892, regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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