Hezekiah Parrish

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About Hezekiah Parrish

Hezekiah Parrish was a son of Henry Parrish (RS) and Mary Ann Monk Parrish, daughter of Melon Monk of Bulloch County, Georgia. He was the grandson of Joel and Mary Woolfolk Parrish, and the great-grandson of William Parrish of Duplin County, North Carolina. On December 16, 1802, Hezekiah married Nancy Cook, daughter of John Cook of Bulloch County, Georgia. To Hezekiah and Nancy were born seven children. Hezekiah served in the war of 1812 as a Private from the State of Georgia. After Hezekiah married, he bought a farm on Fifteen Mile Creek in Bulloch, later Emanuel County. Over the years, Hezekiah received several land grants and bought other lands and many slaves, and he became very wealthy. In 1838 Hezekiah became ill, and could not take care of himself. Henry Jackson Parrish and Augustus Miles Cowart were appointed as guardians to take care of him. He later recovered. In 1850, his wife, Nancy, died. On December 17, 1855, he married Rachael Daughtry. In his will, he made no arrangement for his new wife. When he died in 1859, there was a long court battle, in which the will was voided, and arrengements made for her care. The estate of Hezekiah Parrish was over $50,000.00 and 18 slaves.The court case kept it from being settled for several years. The final settlement was in 1865, when the Civil War was over, and the slaves were freed. Hezekia never came to the Wiregrass area, but he had several grandchildren who did. Contributed by: Robert J. Robinson of Quitman, Georgia. From Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia Volume 8.

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Hezekiah Parrish's Timeline

1776
1776
New Hanover, NC
1803
1803
Age 27
1805
1805
Age 29
1810
1810
Age 34
1810
Age 34
1817
July 31, 1817
Age 41
Emanuel Co,GA
1818
1818
Age 42
1822
1822
Age 46
1852
March 15, 1852
Age 76
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