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John William PARSLEY (1754-1810) m. Hannah ISBELL (1755-1812)
s/o William PARSLEY (1719-1760) and Ann GILL (1721- )
d/o Zachariah ISBELL (1722-1788) and Elizabeth MILLER (1720-1785)
p/o Rachel PARSLEY (1777-1850)

John Parsley was a character, and also a very early settler. The Baptist Church of Hopkinsville was organized at his house. He was quite a land trader, and by some " hocus pocus " became possessed of considerable landed estate; there are vague hints that he sometimes was just a little sharp in his real estate speculations. Be that as it may, he has long since passed to an account of his stewardship. He was very large and fleshy, with a corporeal rotundity that Falstaff would have envied, and which Judge Long declares made him sit a horse with as much grace as a bag of sand. He spoke with a drawling tone and a peculiar accent that rendered his conversation a source of great amusement to the boys. He was very illiterate, but shrewd and keen in a trade, and usually got the best end of the bargain.

16 Aug 1754 John William PARSLEY born in Pittsylvania Co., VA

1755 Hannah ISBELL born in Henry, VA

1770s John W PARSLEY listed in U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; Drummer, VA Continental Troops; Roll Box: 96; Roll State: VA

1772 John William PARSLEY and Hannah ISBELL married (one source says 1785) in Washington, VA

abt 1772 son James Samuel PARSLEY born in Henry, VA; died 12 Jun 1872 in Williamson, TN; married Armin WARREN 19 Sep 1802 in Henry, VA

1772 dau Mary Ann “Polly” PARSLEY born in Martinsville, Henry, VA; died in Monroe, KY 10 Jun 1849; married Robert PEDIGO

1776 son William PARSLEY born in Henry, VA (one source says 1787); died 12 Jun 1872 in DeKalb, MO; married Amy (Amey) PEDIGO on 26 Sep 1804 in Henry, VA

1777 dau Rachel PARSLEY born in Henry, VA; died in Adair, KY; married JOHN ISBELL, May 17, 1811, Adair Co. KY; married (1) Charles HARDY 3 Feb 1793 in Henry, VA; (2) John Godfrey ISBELL 17 May 1811 in Adair, KY [KY Marriage Index Film #
000851644 (doc)]

7 Oct 1777 John Parsley took the oath of Allegiance to VA & disavowed the king and Royal [VA Magazine Of History And Biography, Vol. 9, pp.12-13]

1778-80 John William PARSLEY listed on Henry, VA Personal Property Tax List

1784-86 John William PARSLEY listed on Henry, VA Personal Property Tax List

1785 son Nicholas PARSLEY born in Henry, VA; married Rachel MIDDLETON, February 04, 1811, Adair Co, KY; died 4 Feb 1850 in Benton, MO

1787 John William PARSLEY listed on Henry Co. Va. Census.

1788 John William PARSLEY listed on Henry, VA Personal Property Tax List

1788 son John William PARSLEY born in Martinville, Henry, VA; died 1838 in Smithville, DeKalb, MO (one source says 1792); married Frances ISBELL (dau of James ISBELL and Frances Tompkins LIVINGSTON) on 14 Sep 1811 in Adair, KY
[NOT SON OF JOHN WILLIAM PARSLEY, but rather of William PARSLEY and AMY PEDIGO]

1789 John William PARSLEY listed on Henry, VA Personal Property Tax List

1789 John William PARSLEY on Index of Henry Co. Court Records

1 Jan 1790 son Anthony Washington PARSLEY born in Henry, VA; died 1892 in Monroe, KY; married Elizabeth ISBELL on 3 Jan 1811 in Adair, KY

1791-93 John William PARSLEY listed on Henry, VA Personal Property Tax List


1795 John William PARSLEY listed on Henry, VA Personal Property Tax List

1796 John William PARSLEY listed on Henry, VA Personal Property Tax List

1799 John William PARSLEY listed on Henry, VA Personal Property Tax List

28 Nov 1803 John William PARSLEY & Wife, Hannah, to George Hairston, all of Henry Co. Va., on waters of Beaver Creek, Crabtree Branch, 300 acres joining George Hairston & Stephen Everton's land, for "One hundred pounds lawful money of this Commonwealth," Deed Book 6, pg. 480.

1804 John William PARSLEY listed on Henry, VA Personal Property Tax List

26 Mar 1804 Hannah ISBELL married William MARTIN in Halifax, VA [Not sure of this as it would have been bef John PARSLEY’s death; this appears to be a different Hannah ISBELL]

1806 John William PARSLEY listed on Henry, VA Personal Property Tax List

1807 John William PARSLEY listed on Henry, VA Personal Property Tax List

1807 son Moses PARSLEY born in Adair, KY; died 1870 in Jefferson, IL [NOT SON OF JOHN WILLIAM PARSLEY, but rather of William PARSLEY and AMY PEDIGO]

1809 son John Harrican PARSLEY born in Adair, KY; died 12 Jun 1872 in DeKalb, MO; married Nancy ISBELL on 12 Jun 1829 in Adair, KY [NOT SON OF JOHN WILLIAM PARSLEY, but rather of William PARSLEY and AMY PEDIGO]

1810 son Brice PARSLEY born in Adair, KY; died 19 Jan 1863 in Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN [NOT SON OF JOHN WILLIAM PARSLEY, but rather of William PARSLEY and AMY PEDIGO
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1810 John William PARSLEY on US census for Henry, VA [Year: 1810; Census Place: Columbia, Adair, Kentucky; Roll: 5; Page: 21; Image: 00019; Family History Library Film: 0181350 (doc)]

1810 John William PARSLEY for Columbia, Adair, KY: 3 males age 16-25; 1 male over 45; 2 females 10-15; 1 female over 45 (doc)

1810 John William PARSLEY died in Adair, KY

1812 Hannah ISBELL died in Jackson, Alabama