PARSONS, Milton Albert
MURPHY, Mahala
(1818-Bef 1880)

PARSONS, Ephraim


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SHOEMAKER, Marietta Ellen

PARSONS, Ephraim 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 1834, Virginia
  • Marriage: SHOEMAKER, Marietta Ellen on 29 Sep 1859 in Tazewell County, Illinois
  • Died: 3 Oct 1896, Adair County, Missouri at age 62

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.


Ephraim married Marietta Ellen SHOEMAKER, daughter of Elmore SHOEMAKER and Nancy A. VARBLE, on 29 Sep 1859 in Tazewell County, Illinois. (Marietta Ellen SHOEMAKER was born on 26 Oct 1841 in Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois and died on 12 Oct 1899 in Adair County, Missouri.)



1 1850 US Census (Unstated twsp, Tazewell County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Milton Parsons (age 45, b. VA), wife Mahala (age 32, b. VA) and sons Levi (age 19, b. VA) and Ephraim (age 16, b. VA) living in Tazewell County, Illinois. Nearby lives Elmore Shoemaker and his family. Elmore's daughter, Marietta, eventually married Milton's son, Ephraim.

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."

5 1840 US Census (Tazewell County, Ohio). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4

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