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LONG, Elizabeth
VARBLE, Philip John
SPILMAN, Edith (Eda)
VARBLE, Nancy A.

SHOEMAKER, Marietta Ellen


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PARSONS, Ephraim

SHOEMAKER, Marietta Ellen 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 26 Oct 1841, Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois
  • Marriage: PARSONS, Ephraim on 29 Sep 1859 in Tazewell County, Illinois
  • Died: 12 Oct 1899, Adair County, Missouri at age 57

bullet  General Notes:

It seems likely that both Ephraim and his wife were dead by 1900. On the 1900 census, their youngest son (Sylvester, age 13) is living with another family.


Marietta married Ephraim PARSONS, son of Milton Albert PARSONS and Mahala MURPHY, on 29 Sep 1859 in Tazewell County, Illinois. (Ephraim PARSONS was born in 1834 in Virginia and died on 3 Oct 1896 in Adair County, Missouri.)



1 1850 US Census (Unstated twsp, Tazewell County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Elmore [spelled Elmuria] Shoemaker (age 40, b. OH), wife Nancy (age 35, b. KY), and children Eliza (age 16, b. IL), R. [Russell] (age 14, b. IL), Emeline (age 13, b. IL), Albert (age 11, b. IL), Meretta (age 9, b. IL), Amanda (age 7, b. IL), Newton (age 6, b. IL) and Pearson (age 3, b. IL), living in Tazewell County, Illinois. Elmore is listed as a "farmer."

2 1860 US Census (Greene, Woodford County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Ephraim Parsons (age 26, b. VA) and wife Marietta [Shoemaker] (age 18, b. IL), living in Greene, Illinois. Also in the household is Humphrey Miles (age 33, b. OH), listed as a "farm renter." Ephraim is listed as a "farmer."

3, U.S. & International Marriage Records, 1560 - 1900. Surety: 4. Ephraim Parsons, b. VA 1834, to Marietta Shoemaker, b. IL 1841, married in 1860, Illinois.

4 1880 US Census (District 234, Palestine, Woodford County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Ephraim Parsons [spelled Parson] (age 46, b. VA), wife Mary Etta [Shoemaker] (age 39, b. IL) and children Rose (age 19, b. IL), Louis E. (age 16, b. IL), Estella (age 14, b. IL), Mahela (age 12, b. IL), Nancy (age 9, b. IL), Jane (age 8, b. IL), Lorenzo (age 7, b. IL), Hulda (age 5, b. IL), Villa (age 3, b. IL) and Lorura [illegible] (son, age 1, b. IL), living in Palestine, Illinois. Ephraim is listed as a "farmer" and indicates that his father was born in Maryland and his mother in Virginia. Mary Etta indicates that both her parents were born in Kentucky [erroneous, father born in IL]. Louis E. is listed as "working farm."

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