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Parsons/Jackson/Wampler/Blankenship/Fortner/Boyce/Shipler/Frizzelle/ Hackett
Posted by: Paula Parsons Grubb (ID *****6800) Date: October 07, 2006 at 18:21:59
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My grgrandmother was Louisa Emory Wampler, DOB: September 6, 1878, Trammel Creek, VA or WV. Her parents were:

Canary Drayton Wampler, DOB: 1851(?) and birthplace Virginia, and Mary C. Blankenship, DOB: 1852(?) and birthplace KY. They were married in Pikesville, KY.

Mary's parent was Nancy Blankenship, and her DOB: 1826(?) and birthplace: VA. Her other children were:

John, DOB: 1847(?)
Sarah, DOB: 1850(?)
Margaret, DOB: 1855(?)
Emma, DOB: 1859
Anna, DOB: 1861

Nancy's parents were:

Henry Blankenship and Sarah (Sally) Fortner. Henry's father was Clayborne Blankenship and his mother is Mary. Henry m. Sarah (Sallie)Fortner June 13, 1817, but I don't have where. He married next Elizabeth (Polly) Green abt. 1850. Henry and Sarah had Elizabeth, Nancy, Lucinda, William H., John and Eli. Lucinda was b. abt. 1828 and m. July 10, 1854 to Nicholas Grimmett in Wyoming Co., WV. Elizabeth b. abt. 1820 and m. Squire Toler. Eli was b. in Logan Co., WV. I don't have any more info this line.

Carnary parents were:

Jessie or Jesse and Tabitha or Tibithy Wampler. Jesse DOB: 1821(?) and Tabitha DOB: 1822(?). They also had the following children:

William, DOB: 1846(?)
Melville, DOB: 1848(?)

Jesse's father was George, Jr. George, Jr.'s, father was George, Sr. George's, Sr.'s father was Hans, who immigrated from Germany or Switzerland.

Canary and Mary had the following children:

Victory, DOB: 1870, Birthplace: Washington
Bell, DOB: 1872, Birthplace: VA
Ida, DOB: 1876, Birthplace: VA
Jessie, DOB: 1882, Birthplace: WA
Catherine, DOB: 1885, Birthplace: VA
Clementine, DOB: 1888, Birthplace: Unknown
Riley, DOB: 1890, Birthplace: VA
Columbus, 1893, Birthplace: WA

Pearl is a child of one of the above children, and I believe is still living in the Everett area, Washington. The above Wamplers owned and operated a family store in the early 1900s in Silver Lake, Washington. I know that Louisa also had a cousin named Ilene Taylor who lived in Columbus, Ohio, in the late 1970s.

I know my grgrgrandfather was named Edward Parsons and he
and Sarah Jackson were the parents of my grgrandfather Andrew Jackson Parsons, born 3/6/1866 in Calhoun County, West Virginia. Edward Parsons apparently was killed in a corn patch feud and orphaned Andrew Jackson Parsons. I do not more details than this and am very interested in finding more information. I am also particularly interested in finding more information on the Wamplers and Parsons in WV or VA and the Blankenships in VA and KY.

Andrew Jackson Parsons married Louisa Emory Wampler and had 11 children:

Betty Angelina Parsons, DOB: 6/23/1895, in Blue Ridge, VA;
Mary Sara Ann Parsons, DOB: 7/28/1897, in Blue Ridge, VA;
Donna Parsons, DOB: 2/22/1899;
Samuel James, 12/12/1899, in Blue Ridge, VA;
Alonzo McKinley Parsons, DOB: 1/17/01, in Wheeling, WV;
Iva Marie Parsons, DOB: 1/26/03, in Wheeling, WV;
Arthur Jackson, DOB: 3/24/05, Bellville, WA;
Benjamin Franklin Parsons (my grandfather), DOB: 8/9/09, Bellville, WA;
Dortha Ellen Parsons, DOB: 5/10/07, Bellville, WA;
Edward Carnary Parsons, DOB: 9/16/11, Canada; and
Lou Amy Parsons, DOB: 5/9/14, Bellville, WA.

Apparently, Andrew Jackson Parsons was a logger. He died of stomach cancer 1/29/15 in Bellfast, WA. Louisa married a Barr and Daniels before she died on November 26, 1959, in Burlington, WA.

Benjamin Franklin Parsons married my grandmother Lesta Mae Boyce and had the following children:

Donald Edward Parsons (my father), DOB: 1/10/29, in Yakima, WA, and died in Juneau, Alaska, of lung cancer on 4/18/85;
Kenny Parsons, birthdate unknown, died in WA in a motorcycle accident in the mid-1950s;
Lester Parsons, birthdate unknown, still living; and
Doris Parsons, birthdate unknown, still living.

Lesta (Boyce) Parsons' (deceased May 2004) family history is as follows:

My grgrgrandfather was Thomas W. Boice, and he was born in Ohio in July 1857, and he married Mary E. Boice, DOB: September 1860, birthplace Missouri. They had the following children:

Oscar Thomas Boice (my grgrandfather), DOB: July 1883, birthplace Missouri
Alfred Roy Boice, DOB: July 1888, birthplace Missouri
Nettie Boice (Evans) DOB: November 1880, birthplace Missouri, and married to Elim L. Evans, DOB: October 1865, birthplace ILL.

My grgrandfather, Oscar Thomas Boice, married my grgrandmother Lora Pearl Shipler, DOB: July 14, 1887, birthplace Garnett, Kansas, and had the following children:

Phillip Boyce, DOB and birthplace unknown
Lesta Mae Boyce (my grandmother and still living), DOB: August 18, 1909, in Nevada, Missouri

My grgrandfather, Oscar, died during the Influenza epidemic in 1917/1918. Grgruncle Alfred Roy married a cousin Boyce, name unknown, and never had children. Oscar Lora Shipler Boyce and Grandma Lesta Mae Boyce Parsons moved to Washington state in 1919. Lora married Teman(sp?), and I do not know his first name, but they had a son named Johnny and he is still alive, married to Hilda, and they have children. One daughter is named, Sherry. Lora's parents were Phillip Shipler and Minnie Frizzelle.

Electus Litchfield Frizelle b 29Nov 1833 in New Woodstock, NY. d Nevada,Mo 10Sep 1907.

son of Erasmus Frissell of New Woodstock, NY and

Independence,Ia; b 6May 1801, d 21Mar 1883 Columbus, Ohio.


James(2)<-James(1) Frizzell born Scotland 1627.

married in Delphi,NY Emma Hackett b Delphi 29May 1839,

d Nevada,Mo 17May 1920. Electus and Emma are buried in Deepwood Cemetery, Nevada,Mo.

7 oldest children b Independence,Ia; 3 youngest Rippey,Ia

1)Clark b.1860 d 1860

2)Minnie b 1861,d Bremerton,Wash;m Phill T Shipler in Rippey

3)Nellie b 1863,d Cleveland, Ohio 1894; m 1893 Frank Simpson

4)John Owen of Nevada,Mo,b 23Dec 1865, m Leavenworth,Ka

22Mar 1913 Lena Eliza Megenity, b Leadville,Co 18Feb 1882.

5)Frances b 1867 in 1933 was living at 569 Fifth St

Bremerton,Wa m----Youkins.

6)Arthur Woodruff of Rippey b 8Sep 1871,m 1Nov 1911 Nellie

Myrtle Littell.

7)William Hill b 23 Jun 1874; d 22Mar 1908

m 13Oct 1897 Nora Smith b Fremont,Mo 26May 1872.

Floyd Abner Electus b 16Nov 1898 d 1899.

Marjirea Emma b 9July 1901; d 25Dec 1920.

Orin b 30Jun 1903, m 9Oct 1926 Nora Estella

Vickrey b Fort Worth,Tx 29Nov 1910.

Mildred Maxine b Kansas City,Mo 5Oct 1927

Lucille Madlyn b Nevada,Mo 17Oct 1929

Charline Marie b Albany,Mo 26Apr 1931

8)George Bert of 1221 Bales Ave Kansas City, Mo. b

Jefferson,Ia 12Sep 1876 Children: Thelma b 1904 and

Richard b 1906.

9)Howard Lafayette b. 23May 1879

m 19Aug 1906 Pearl Effie Harrington b Garner,Ia 8Apr1886

Mildred Lafayette b 22Aug 1907 Nevada,Mo,

m Harvey Cleremont of 5957 Burton Ave, Hollywood,


Herbert Harrington b 3 Apr 1911

10)James Garfield b 14May 1882

m 27Jun1904 Isabell Bird b McCook,NE,1Feb 1887

Nellie b 26Aug 1906

Lula b 28Aug 1907 m--Miller of Riverside,CA

Alice b 22Mar1909, m--Burris of Kansas City,Kansas

Bernice b 6Aug 1911 m--Clark of Nevada,Mo

Mamie b 19Jul 1913 m--Law

Viola May b 29Feb 1916

Emma Jane b 13Jan 1923

Bonnie Lou b 14Jun 1928

11)Earl Louis b 10May 1886.

m (1) 7Dec 1907 Jennie Knight b East Lynn,Mo 10Sep 1890.

m (2) 3Jul 1929 May Shrewsbury b Vernon Co,Mo 4Jan 1902

Helen Lucile b 24Dec1908 d 10Apr 1912

Ruby b 30Jan 1911 m 27Feb 1931 Oliver Miller of

Springfield,Mo b Sedalia,Mo 24May 1911.

Lewis Earl b 21Feb 1914

Sylvester Sanderson b 17Dec 1921.

I noticed in the 1900 census records the family name was spelled, "Boise," and in the 1910 census records, the family name was spelled as "Boyce." The name is still spelled, "Boyce." I know that we have a lot of Boyce relatives in Missouri and in Oskarloosa, Iowa. I know that Boyce or Boise is of Dutch orgin.

Paula Parsons Grubb

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