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This is page 7 of 11 tracing the descendants of John Parris & Jane Neville, and the links by marriage to the Beadle, Harris (of Halling), Homewood, Luchford, Mayatt, Monk, Neville, Payne, Roots & Tomkin families. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, contact us. Browse the Parris pages by using the forward/back arrows to the next/previous page or following the numbered e.g. [2] or parental [Parents] links.

The Parris Family of Wrotham, Kent

29.Link to census Mark PARRIS [Parents]. Baptized 30/10/1853 at St John the Baptist Church, Halling. In 1858 he emigrated to the USA with his parents & siblings. Mark died before 1/4/1930 - he does not appear in the US Federal census taken that day. Occupation: Farmer.


On 9/8/1874, when Mark was age 20, he married Matilda WANTZ in De Kalb County, Illinois. Matilda was born June 1859 in Illinois of German parents. Matilda died before 1/4/1930 - she does not appear in the US Federal census taken that day.


They had the following children, all born Illinois:


(1) Olive, born about 1876. (2) Edna, born May 1886. (3) Iva, born October 1891.


30.Link to census Henry J. PARRIS [Parents]. Born quarter ending March 1856 in Halling. In 1858 he emigrated to the USA with his parents & siblings. It is not known when he died. Occupation: Farm labourer.


On 11/7/1875, when Henry was age 19, he married Julia A. RICE in De Kalb County, Illinois. Julia was born February 1856 in New York. It is not known when she died.


They had two children; only one is known:


(1) Ella M, birth date unknown.


31.Link to census William PARRIS [Parents]. Baptized 21/2/1858 at St John the Baptist Church, Halling. In 1858 he emigrated to the USA with his parents & siblings. It is not known exactly when William died but it was after 1/4/1930 - he appears on the Federal census taken that day. Occupation: Labourer; janitor.


Around 1879, when William was age about 21, he married Eliza F. ANGIER, daughter of Thomas & Fannie ANGIER, in Illinois. Eliza was born about 1860 & died before 1/6/1900 - she does not appear in the US Federal census taken that day.


They had the following children, both born Illinois:


(1) A female, name unknown, born 1880. (2) Mabel, born October 1882.


32.Link to census Amos Theodore PARRIS [Parents]. Born 27/12/1860 in Somonauk County, Illinois, Amos Theodore died 23/12/1946, probably in Nebraska, age 85. Occupation: Grain dealer; Miller.


On 15/11/1880, when Amos Theodore was age 19, he married Ella Nora PELKA. Ella Nora was born April 1861 in Illinois. It is not known when she died.


They had seven children; those known were:


(1) Herbert R. [49]. (2) Harry Archie [50]. (3) Glenn E. [51]. (4) Lawrence [52]. (5) Mildred E., born about 1902 in Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska.


33.Link to census Albert Ernest PARRIS [Parents]. Born 8/12/1862, in Sandwich, DeKalb County, Illinois, Albert Ernest died 12/9/1944 in Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska, age 81. He was buried 14/9/1944.


On 15/5/1844 Albert Ernest married Mary Elizabeth McCANN in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Justice Sedgewick officiating). Born 1/3/1870 in Milwaukee, Mary Elizabeth died on 20/2/1944 in Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska, age 74.


They had the following children:Link to historical note


(1) Ida Dora, born 21/3/1887 in Sandwich, Illinois. (2) Lillie Blanch [53]. (3) Arthur Lee, born 16/2/1889 in Aurora, Nebraska. Arthur Lee died 12/9/1965 in Wadsworth, Kansas & was buried in the Veterans’ cemetery there. (4) Bonnie Beryl [54].


34.Link to census Melvin PARRIS [Parents]. Born January 1864 in Illinois, Melvin died 14/7/1927 in Sandwich, De Kalb County Illinois, age 63. Occupation: Labourer.


Around 1886 when Melvin was age about 22, he married Emma (maiden name & exact date of marriage unknown). Emma was born December 1867 in England. It is not known when she died.


They had the following children who were all born in Sandwich, De Kalb County, Illinois (except Ethel):


(1) Ethel, born December 1887 in Nebraska. (2) Ralph, born April 1890. (3) Bessie, born January 1892. (4) Irene, born October 1894.
(5) Clifford, born July 1897. (6) Jeanette, born May 1900. (7) Joan, born about 1902. (8) Hazel, born about 1904. (9) Kenneth, born about 1911.

Sixth Generation (continued)

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