Parchman Family Genealogy Forum
John G Parchman (b 1856 in MS) was the son (one of 10 siblings) of John H Parchman (b. 1819 in either TN or MS: the family moved from TN to MS that year) and Unice Green DePriest (b 1832 in TN or MS). Unice died in Lamar County, where she went to live with her son, Aquilla Henderson Parchman (the brother of John Green Parchman), and his family after John H died. Aquilla Henderson's daughter, Launa Parchman Ragle assembled family information for the East Texas Parchman clan at family reunions for 40 years before she died in her 90s in Lubbock in 1978. She was a real lady, and wrote a delightful little book about the family, but much of it was from legend and hearsay. I corresponded with her in the 70s before she died, and she loved researching the family history. She died before I finally resolved the puzzles about the early family history.
According to Launa Parchman Ragle, before 1880, Aquilla came with his brother John Green Parchman to Blossom Prairie, Lamar County, Texas. In the latter part of 1880, he returned to near Quincy, Monroe County, Mississippi, where he married Caroline Ellis, and brought her back to Blossom Prairie. All the children of Aquilla and John Green were born in Texas.
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