William J. Parsons

ID Number: T01443
Biographical Data
Basic Identification
Gender: male Ethnicity: unknown Immigration: no Attributed Race: black Free or Enslaved: free
Birth & Family
Birth Date: c.1832/00/00 Birthplace: Campbell County, Virginia Mother: Lucy Parsons Father: unknown 1st Spouse: Mary Annie Pride Parsons 2nd Spouse: none
Age Details
Age: about 57 Age Group: adult (20-59)
Life Details
Occupation(s): grocer; liquor dealer; merchant Last Church: unknown Military Service: none Last Residence: Lynchburg, Virginia Last Address: Madison Street (next to J.W.A. Pride)
Death
Death Date: 1889/08/12? Death Note: none Place of Death: Lunatic Asylum near Philadelphia Cause of Death: paralysis
Burial & Undertaking
Burial Date: 1889/08/14 Funeral Home: NOT DIUGUID Indigent?: private interment
Gravesite and Grave Marker Data
Grave Marker or Marker Fragment: none Section: unknown Confirmation Source for Location: Grave Marker Erector(s): Confirmation Source for Interment: newspaper
Notes
probably free before Civil War; Mary Annie Pride Parsons was dau. of Wm. Royall & Lucinda Gladman Pride
Obituary and Biographical Detials

“William J. Parsons, a well known colored grocer on Twelfth Street, who was sent to a lunatic asylum in Philadelphia, about four years ago, died in the institution Monday from softening of the brain. He was brought to this city and interred yesterday at the old Methodist cemetery.”

–The Lynchburg Daily News, Thursday, 15 August 1889

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Married Annie Pride in 1862