John Parris

John Parris

Male 1780 - 1852

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  • Name  John Parris 
    Born  1780  , Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1852  , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I23564  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  3 Jun 2013 

    Family  Jemima Turner,   b. 1780,   d. 1855, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John S. Parris,   b. 10 Mar 1807, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1893, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  3 Jun 2013 
    Family ID  F3942  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • This is an UNDOCUMENTED burial, as no tombstone has been found. There are two fieldstones next to and in the same row with his eldest son William and his wife Mary and her mother Dorcus Ezell. These stones may be the markers for John and his wife Jemima.

      He was the son of Samuel and Rachel (Dickerson) Parris. His full given name may have been John Wiley. He grew up in Rockingham County, North Carolina, next door to the Iron Works.

      He was married about 1799 to Jemima Turner, daughter of William Turner. They first appear in Spartanburg County on the 1800 census, with one daughter under five. The first deed for him was dated 17 Jan.1801. He later sold this land on Long Island Creek to Robert Scruggs and bought 227 acres on Suck Creek of Broad River. This land was very near the Iron Works and litterly where the Cowpens Battleground monuments and the Scruggs cabin are today.(picture at right)

      During the War of 1812 he served in the Regular South Carolina Militia. He was stationed at a camp near Georgetown, SC. He was discharges March 16,1815 and was paid $38.95 for his service of four months and twenty seven days.

      By 1820 this family was living across the state line in Polk County, NC and by 1830 they were in Buncombe County, NC. John got a land grant there and he bought land (from the James Black estate) that joined it on the side of "the little mountian". He sold this land in 1840 and returned to Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

      The 1850 census finds John & Jemima in the home of their son, John S. Parris. John was dead by Oct. of 1852.