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Immigrant to Virginia prior to1720, Thomas Wieland and related lines

Walter William SMITH was born on 24 Nov 1910. He died on 25 Sep 1998. Walter married Louise Lowry WESCOTT on 8 Feb 1941.

Louise Lowry WESCOTT [Parents] was born on 8 Feb 1921. She died on 17 Dec 1990. Louise married Walter William SMITH on 8 Feb 1941.

They had the following children:

  M i Living


Living [Parents]

Thomas Jefferson LOWRY [Parents] was born on 29 Nov 1890 in , , Missouri. He died on 14 Oct 1960. Thomas married Lois STAMPER.

Lois STAMPER [Parents] was born on 8 Mar 1892. She died on 22 Jun 1959. Lois married Thomas Jefferson LOWRY.

They had the following children:

  F i Living
  F ii Living
  F iii Eloise LOWRY was born on 19 Oct 1921. She died on 19 Oct 1921.

Living [Parents]


They had the following children:

  M i Living
  F ii Living
  F iii Living

Living [Parents]


They had the following children:

  F i Living

James Jackson LAFON was born about 1845. He married Ella C. JACKSON on 8 Dec 1868 in , Randolph Co., Missouri.

Had title of "Rev." Another source has name as "Lafahm."

Ella C. JACKSON [Parents] was born on 23 Jul 1852 in , Howard Co., Missouri. She died on 15 Dec 1915 in Anderson, McDonald Co., Missouri and was buried on 16 Dec 1915 in Anderson. Ella married James Jackson LAFON on 8 Dec 1868 in , Randolph Co., Missouri.

James Christopher PARRISH was born on 30 May 1848. He died on 26 Mar 1908. James married Grace Truman JACKSON on 26 Oct 1876 in Huntsville, Randolph Co., Missouri.

Parrish, Jeptha Calloway {Dr.} -- 20 Sep 1818 Bourbon Co., KY-4 Feb 1892 Clifton Hill, [s\o Callaway & Nancy (Shropshire 1799-1882 Monroe Co, MO) Parrish 3 children: 1) Benjamin F., 2) Rebecca, 3) Dr. J.C., g-s\o Abner Shropshire, nephew of Dr. Asa Shropshire]; Co. B (Matlock's) Perkins Cav. CSA, with Gen. Price's staff; m. 1st Matilda J. (Dickson, d. 1839), J. C. m. 2nd Elizabeth (Turner, d. 1852) 3 children: (1) James Christopher (30 May 1848-26 Mar 1908) m. 26 Oct 1876 Grace Truman (Jackson 16 Sep 1860 Howard-19 Jan 1919 Audrain Co, MO), (2) William C., (3) Elizabeth, J.C. m. 3rd Martha (widow of Mr. Burton, murdered 23 Jul 1877 by her son-in-law, James Hayden "Hade" Brown), 5 children: (4) Mary & (5) Amanda twins, (6) Susan m. James Hayden "Hade" Brown & (7) Sarah twins, (8) Louisa L.; J.C. m. 4th 29 Dec 1882 Margaret A. (Bush, widow of Mr. Lanter) = Clifton Hill Cem; Ref: SOG p. 68, HRM84 p. 622

Parrish, Margaret A. (Bush) -- 4th w\o Dr. J. C. Parrish, widow of Mr. Lanter = Clifton Hill Cem

Parrish, Martha (Burton) -- murdered 23 Jul 1877 by her son-in-law James H. Brown; 3rd w\o Dr. J. C. Parrish; HRM84 p. 622

Parrish, Matilda J. (Dickinson) -- d. 1839; 1st w\o Dr. J. C. Parrish; HRM84 p. 622

Parrish, Elizabeth (Turner) -- d. 1852; 2nd w\o Dr. Jeptha Calloway Parish; HRM84 p. 633

This is the story on how this man's father, Dr. Jeptha Calloway Parrish was wounded and the doctor's wife murdered by the husband of her daughter of a former marriage:

"Hade" Brown

An hour in a Murder's Cell

The Restless Wanderings of a Fugitive from Justice

"It was on the 23d day of July, nearly a year ago, when Hade Brown, a young man of good family, but dissolute habits, living near Cairo, in this county, made an attempt to murder his father-in-law, Dr. Parish, an old and respected citizen of this county, and shot and killed Mrs. Parish.

The circumstances of the murder, we think, are still fresh in the memory of some of our readers, but for the benefit of such of our readers who are not in possession of the facts, we here reprint part of the Enterprise-Monitor's report of the sad occurrence [Enterprise-Monitor, July 26, 1877]
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On Saturday last, Brown, the murder, attended a picnic in Monroe county, and during his absence his wife visited her father and besought him to take her away to her brother's in Howard county. She represented that her life was in constant danger; that Brown had kicked her out of the house on one occasion, and frequently abused her in a shameful manner. The doctor at first declined complying with her request, but finally, moved by her tears and entreaties, consented. He returned on Monday, having a younger daughter in a spring wagon with him. Brown rode up armed with a double-barreled shot-gun. First ordering the girl to get out, saying that he didn't want to hurt her, he addressed the Doctor as follows:

"You God-damned old scoundrel, you have got to die right here."

"Why, Brown, you won't shoot me, will you?" Parrish replied.

"Yes, I will d--n you - I intend to kill you right here."

He then fired one barrel, the shot taking effect in his victim's face and left side. The Doctor attempted to get out of the wagon when the contents of the other barrel were discharged into his right side, and he fell out.
He immediately rose to his feet, however, and walked into Mr. Bennett's house, in front of which the shooting occurred.

Brown, having emptied his gun, rode off swearing he would return and finish the Job. The tragedy had been witnessed by several men who were at Bennett' s harvesting, and one of them, young John Amick, got into a buggy and drove to the Doctor's residence to bring Mrs. Parrish to her wounded husband.

In the meantime Brown had reloaded his gun, returned and was endeavoring to gain admission to the house, to carry out his threat of killing the Doctor. He was kept at bay by the inmates however, and while trying to force open the door, he observed his mother-in-law, Mrs. Parrish, and young Amick coming up the road, and was heard to exclaim.

"There comes that d--n old b---h now; I'll give her a dose."

Leaving the house, he went out to meet them, and said to Mrs. Parrish: "If you have anything to say, say it d--n quick, for I'm going to kill you right here."

Having made this bloody threat, he leveled the gun and fired, the shot taking effect in her face. She then got out of the buggy and started to run, when the incarnate fiend let loose the other barrel and shot her in the
back of the head. She fell in the road and expired in about fifteen minutes. While she was in the death agony, the murderer stood near her bleeding body and would allow no one to approach. Mrs. Bennett was finally permitted to go to the slaughtered woman and as she did so, Brown coolly enquired if she was dead? Upon being answered in the affirmative, he burst into a demoniac laugh, remounted his horse and rode off. Young Amick who was in the buggy with Mrs. Parrish, was accidentally shot in the knee and will probably have a stiff knee during life. On his way from the scene of blood, the assassin talked freely to several parties concerning what he had done, and announced his purpose, to kill his mother and step-father, and Moses Osborn and wife, (the later being his sister-in-law) and then carry his murderous work into Howard county, and slaughter his own wife. He expected to be killed himself, he said, and thought it likely he would die
on the spot where his father lost his life."
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The young murder fled, and no one knew where he had gone until about a week ago, when report reached this city that he had been arrested in Rochester, Minnesota. The necessary requisition papers were at once procured, and Sheriff Williams started for Rochester last Tuesday, and returned with his prisoner Friday night last and placed him in the Huntsville jail on Saturday. A Monitor reporter went up to Huntsville yesterday, and, through the kindness of Sheriff Williams, was permitted to have an interview with the murder. Brown is a young man of about 21 years, blonde hair, is about fife feet seven inches high, and has by no means the look of a dangerous character. He is quite pleasant in his manners, and we had no difficulty to get him to relate to us his travels west while a fugitive from justice. The following is his story, very much in his own words:
"I left the scene of the shooting and rode through Ike Brown's lane as far as Bill Baker's, where I staid all night and next day in the brush. From there I went to Macon city. On my way there I was overtaken by seven men
from Cairo, who had started out in my pursuit, but I had made up my mind not to be taken and told them to stop and not come up closer, whereupon the seven men withdrew from the scene. Arrived at Macon City, I took breakfast and shod my horse. Went as far as Kirksville that day and staid there all night. From there I rode along the railroad as far as Ottumwa, Iowa."

Rep. "When at Kirksville, did you stop at the house of your uncle as was at the time reported?"

B. "I did not. From the day of the shooting till the day of my arrest I have neither visited nor corresponded with any one of my relatives. I did not want to get them into trouble." He then continued, "From Ottumwa I went about one hundred miles into the interior of Iowa. Stopped one week near the Minnesota State line to give my horse and myself a rest. Had plenty money all the time; made it by curing, breaking and training horses. Only worked five days during my whole travels --three days for an Irishman named Bowler and two for one named Palmer, in Minnesota. Traveled in style; put up at hotels. I charged from ten to twenty-five dollars for curing a horse. People called me 'The Horse Doctor.' Was arrested at Iowa City on suspicion
of being a horse thief, but they had to let me go. Went to Rochester, Ieota, Dodd Conter, Stockton and Winona, Minn.; crossed the Mississippi into Wisconsin; passed through Hamburg, Black River Falls and Greenwood, stopped a short while at what is called '101,' a hunting camp in the pinery about 100 miles from Neillsville. Went to Lacrosse, where I staid two weeks, and went back to Winona by way of Neillsville. Made all these trips in company with a friend with whom I had got acquainted in Iowa. At Winona we took the
cars for Deadwood City, where we staid from February 18th to March 23d. Me many acquaintances while in Deadwood--a man named Thompson and Thomas Jackson, both from Macon City, two men from Moberly and a stock man named R. J. Quimlan, from St. Louis; only Quimlan recognized me but did not remember
my name. Went from Deadwood to Dakota in a spring wagon, and back to Minnesota. Our intention was to go East. Staid near Minnesota State line three weeks. Stopped at several small places in Minnesota and at last started for Rochester, Minnesota, on Tuesday morning about nine o'clock. Put up at the Merchant's Hotel. Doctored a horse and intended to leave on the train Friday morning at nine o'clock. Was arrested about half an hour before the train left. A young man by the name of Jackson, who had known me when he was in the employ of a merchant (think his name is Mose Baulm) at Macon City, recognized me on the street and spoke to me. He telegraphed to Sheriff Terrill, of Macon City, who sent back a message to have me arrested. I was sitting in front of the hotel smoking a cigar, waiting for the omnibus to take me to the depot, when Sheriff White, Jackson, and two other men stepped up and surrounded me. Jackson spoke to me and said, 'Hallo, Hade, how do you ge along?' I answered that i guessed he was mistaken in his man; that i didn't know him. I got up from my chair, when Jackson stepped back and said, 'Look out, Sheriff, he'll shoot.' The Sheriff then said that he had a writ to arrest me, and asked if I would go along with him peaceably, as he didn't wish to hurt me. The two men (deputies) who were with the Sheriff were standing right behind me covering me with their pistols. My partner, who was standing near by, winked at me to strike the Sheriff, drew
his revolver, put it in his pants pocket and walked up behind the two deputies, but I thought it best to go with the sheriff. A great crowd had by this time assembled and accompanied us to jail. I had a private interview with my partner, to whom I delivered my papers. The Sheriff wanted him to give them up, but he told him there were not men enough in town to make him give them up. The Sheriff then searched me, but found no
weapons. Jackson, the fellow who gave me away, told the Sheriff I had killed two men before, whereupon the Sheriff became afraid I might escape and put shackles on me. He asked me if I was guilty of the charge against me and if I was from Missouri, and I told him that I was the man he was looking for. He put me in an iron cell, and I staid there about a week, when Sheriff Williams came to take me to Huntsville."

The prisoner seems to take matters cooly, and says that he is willing to take what the law gives him. He feels safe under the protection of Sheriff Williams, who intends to hold him safely until his trial. Mr. Williams
deserves great credit for the manner in which he effected the prisoner's transfer from Rochester to Huntsville."

Transcribed from "Moberly Daily Monitor" of 10 Jun 1878.

Grace Truman JACKSON [Parents] was born on 16 Sep 1860 in , Howard Co., Missouri. She died on 19 Jan 1919 in Audrain Co., Missouri and was buried in Macedonia Cem.. Grace married James Christopher PARRISH on 26 Oct 1876 in Huntsville, Randolph Co., Missouri.

Had 12 children who are listed in source.

1861-Grace Jackson, minor Guardian Bond Howard Co. Will book 5 page 95

They had the following children:

  M i Alfred Walton PARRISH

William N. NEILSON Capt. was born in 1832. He married Mary Benton LOWRY on 13 Jun 1855 in , Howard Co., Missouri.

One source says that he "was a merchant in College Mound, Macon Co., MO."

Mary Benton LOWRY [Parents] was born on 12 Oct 1836 in , Howard Co., Missouri. She died on 14 Sep 1917 in Moberly, Randolph Co., Missouri and was buried in Oakland Cem.. Mary married William N. NEILSON Capt. on 13 Jun 1855 in , Howard Co., Missouri.

Called "Aunt Bent." In another place, dob is 1833. One source says that "she came to Moberly about 1887 where she raised four of her grandchildren." She raised her nephew, John William Thackston.

They had the following children:

  F i Ida Bell NELSON
  F ii Anna NELSON was born about 1860. She died on 16 Aug 1904.


Living [Parents]

John Abel LOWRY [Parents] was born on 10 Mar 1853 in , Randolph Co., Missouri. He died on 1 Dec 1939. John married Eliza Jane "Lida" TERRY on 17 Aug 1877.

"a prominent physician and surgeon who was engaged in the practice of his profession for nearly 40 years in Randolph County, was born near Eldad Church on the old Turner Homestead. "Old Families of Randolph County, Missouri"

"educated at McGee College and the University of San Francisco, CA and graduated from the U. of MO as valedictorian of his class in 1879. He then practiced medicine at Thomas Hill, Darksville and Clifton Hill. Had twin sons who died at birth."

Eliza Jane "Lida" TERRY was born on 21 Feb 1860. She married John Abel LOWRY on 17 Aug 1877.

They had the following children:

  M i Thomas Jefferson LOWRY

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