Parmenas Briscoe (1784 - 1851)

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PARMENUS BRSICOE January 23, 1784 - 1851

Parmenus Briscoe was born in Albermarle County, Virginia to Capt. William Briscoe and Elizabeth Wallace.

He was born on January 23, 1784 and died in the Pacific Ocean in 1851.

Parmenus went to Mississippi from Madison County, Kentucky in 1898 where his brother, William had been for five years.

He was a Captain in the Creek War and was in the war of 1812-1815 and was commissioned General in the State Militia. Parmenus was a member of the State Legislature and Senate for many years.

His first wife’s name is unknown and he married secondly on December 18, 1809 in Adams County, Mississippi to Mary (Polly) Montgomery. She was born in Kentucky, February 5, 1784, to Major Samuel Montgomery of the Continental Army and Margaret Crockett.

Their children were, John, who served several terms in the Mississippi State Senate, Captain Andrew (who was a singer of the Declaration of Independence of Texas from Mexico and was at the Alamo until the day before its fall), Margaret who died at the age of 6 months, buried at Beechlands; James Montgomery who married Elizabeth Barnes and had a son, all of them dying the same night with Cholera on their Plantation at Mounds, Louisiana. As the wife died last, the Plantation passed from the Briscoe family. Emily Elliott (1821-1857) married George Alexander H. Briscoe, a relative from Kent County, Maryland (1812-1851); William P. (1822-1873) married Leonly Stewart; Clarissa Jane (1825-1890) married Henry Faulk Shaifer; Mary Ann born 1824 married David Harrison; George Troupe (8130-1855) was with his father Parmenus when he died in 1851; Robert Parmenus born 1832, married Adeline Mayes; Philip (1837-1854) died in a hunting accident.

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