Hi Cousin Patsy,
Yes, Sarah Parchman, daughter of Philip Parchman and Mary Guffey, married Henson Day. I don't have a lot of information on them but what I do have shows they married around 1814.
They were in the 1930 census in Monroe Co. Mississippi with 7 children, 3 boys and 4 girls.
They were not there in 1840 and that's about all I know about Henson Day and Sarah Parchman. Although I would like to know more.
Henson and Sarah are named along with Sarah's mother and Sarah's brothers and sisters in a July 2, 1832 Indenture Deed in Monroe County, Mississippi. This action was taken to settle the estate of Henry D Parchman, a brother of Sarah Parchman.
In it all of Henry's brother's and sisters, with the exception of one sister (Mary Permilla Parchman King) who had already moved to Texas, Henry's heirs at law are putting into effect Henry's wish that his mother Mary receive most of his property with the exception of a horse, bridle and saddle which is to go to his nephew James Amberson.
The heirs named are John Parchman, Jesse Parchman, Henson Day and his wife Sarah Day formerly Sarah Parchman, James Parchman, Elizabeth Dilworth, Aquilla Parchman, Peter L. Parchman, William McLean and his wife Nancy McLean formerly Nancy Parchman.
The statement that Sarah Day was "formerly Sarah Parchman" is made in the document and is not just my assumption.
The indenture is between these folks and Mary Parchman and James Amberson. James Amberson was the son of Elizabeth Parchman Dilworth by a prior mariage to James Amberson of PA. Elizabth was a busy lady as following her marriage to ANdrew Dilworth, she married John E. Foster in 1838 in Monroe COunth, then in 1840 in Texas she married Blackstone Hardemann.
It appears that Henry died a single man without a wife or children. I have read some comments on the internet to the effect that Henry was married to Mary and that they were the progenitors of the Mississippi Parchmans, but this is clearly not the case. In the 1830 census Henry is listed with only one person living with him (a female between the age of 50 and 60) This was most likely his mother, Mary, who is named as the mother of all the other assorted Parchmans including Sarah who are listed in this document.
In any event, Mary was the mother of Sarah, Henry, and James (who I mention once again because he is my great great grandfather.) Thanks to some nice people in the Guffey family whom I have met on the net I now know that Philip's wife Mary was Mary Guffey, the daughter of James and Margaret Guffey. I have more information on the Guffey's including a copy of Margaret Guffey's will in LTN where she left a lot of her property to her son in law Philip Parchman and would be glad to share that all with you. It's too much and too hard to post here, so please send me email and I will send you a copy and some url's where you can trace Mary Guffey.
Hope this helps.
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