16. David D.
PARSONS was born about 1846 in New York. Between 1875 and
1881 he was a School Superintendent in Richland County, Wisconsin.
He is reference number 4771. Taken from History of Crawford and
Richland Counties, Wisconsin - Union Publishing Company - Springfield, IL - 1884
Chapter 7 - National, State and County Representation. David D Parsons was
the next superintendent of schools. He was elected in November, 1875, and re-elected
in 1877 and 1879, serving six years. Mr. Parsons, was an Englishman by birth,
but grew up from boyhood in Richland county. He received a good education and
became a school teacher, which profession he was following at the time of his
first election. He remained here for some time after the expiration of his term
of office, and then removed to Missouri, where he still lives, engaged in farming.
He made an excellent officer; although he labored under the great disadvantage
of poor health.
Chapter 26 - Town of Ithaca. In the fall of 1860 the first high school
in the county was taught at Sextonville. Under the able management of Prof. Glasier
the school was a decided success, and became established upon firm footing. Succeeding
Prof. Glasier as principal, the following have served: David Parsons,
Timothy Moroney, J G Lamberson, N E Carver, E E Fowler, Mr. Farnham, G E Marshall
and R J Porter.
History of Richland County by Judge James H. Miner - 1906, pg. 159 The
gentlemen who have had the honor to fill the position of county superintendent
of schools, with the years in which they were elevated to the position are as
follows: 1861, J. H. Mathers; 1863, W. C. Wright; 1865, Van S. Bennett; 1867,
G. W. Putnam; 1871, William J. Waggoner; 1875, David D. Parsons; 1881,
W. Scott Sweet; 1886, A. H. Long; 1888, J. W. Burns; 1890, T. B. Elliot (to fill
vacancy); 1890, J. M Ferebee; 1894, J. B. Logue; 1896, George S. Moody; 1898,
Robert H. Burns.
David D. PARSONS and Amy E. were married estimated 1874.
They appeared in the census in 1880 in Richland, Richland County, Wisconsin.
D. D. PARSONS Self M Male W 33 NY Co. Superintendent ENG ENG
A. E. PARSONS Wife M Female W 24 WI Keeping House OH OH
John D. PARSONS Son S Male W 6 WI Attending School NY WI
Eugene T. PARSONS Son S Male W 3 WI NY WI
Wm. BROWNING Other S Male W 23 WI Laborer OH IN Amy
E. was born estimated 1856 in Wisconsin. She appeared in the
census on 18 Apr 1910 in Monett, Barry County, Missouri. Monett,
Barry, Missouri SD13 ED4 Sheet 3B
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Parsons, Amy 54 Wd 6 children 6 living
Eugene 33 S
Alice (?) 22
Emma (?) 20
Hazel 14 She appeared in the census in 1920 in Monett, Barry County, Missouri.
Monett, Barry County, Missouri SD13, ED8, sheet 14A
502 289 294 Parsons, Amie E. Head R F W 63 Wd yes yes Wisconsin Ohio Ohio
Eugene Son M W 43 S yes yes Wisconsin New York Wisconsin
Spain, Harold D. son-in-law M W 21 M no yes yes Missouri Missouri Missouri
Hazel A. Daughter F W 24 M yes yes Missouri New York Wisconsin David D. PARSONS
and Amy E. had the following children:
T. PARSONS was born estimated 1877 in Wisconsin. He appeared
in the census in 1895 in Mitchell County, Iowa. LN PG DW F Surname
Given Names Ag X M Born Occupation Religion U b d D B I COMMENTS
532 105 1 Parsons George 42 M M N Y farmer G W Bap
533 Parsons Sarah 41 F M Ind keeping house
G W Bap
534 Parsons Leroy 18 M S Mitchell
535 McCurdy Glennie 3 F S Mitchell
536 Parsons Eugene 18 M S Wis farmhand
was born estimated 1888 in Missouri.|
|Emma? PARSONS was born estimated 1890