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Parnell Family

First Generation

William Parnell was born about 1810 and married Dorothea Nissen (1804-1843) on July 31, 1830. The Moravian diary entry states that he was not a member of the church. William married Mary Adkins in 1845.

Christina Parnell married Hasten Lewis. In 1850, William and Dorothea's daughter Christina, age 16, is living with Hasten and Christina Lewis. We suspect that Christina Lewis is William's sister.

Jacob Parnell (1810-1897) who married Nancy Ham (1819-1889) appears to be in the same generation. Was he William's brother?

Second Generation

Children of William Parnell and Dorothea Nissen
Harmon Apollus Parnell (1832-1834)
Christina M. Parnell (ca. 1834-?)
Jacob W. Parnell (1837-1877) m. Charlotte E. McKaughan (1840-1907)
Permelia Parnell (ca. 1841-?) m. William Harrison Hensdale (1838-1916), s/o David Hensdale and Catherine Rothrock
Susan Dorothy Parnell (1843-1875)

Children of William Parnell and Mary Adkins
Eli Parnell
William Parnell


Children of Jacob Parnell and Nancy Ham
Thomas H. Parnell (ca. 1845-?)
Luretta C. Parnell (ca. 1852-?)

Third Generation

Children of Jacob W. Parnell and Charlotte McKaughan
John Henry Parnell (1867-1936) m. Alice Elizabeth Ledford (1869-1930)
Harrison Cornelius Parnell (1871-1940) m. Ida Perelle Hine (d. 1962), d/o John Nelson Hine and Mary Elizabeth Ried
Charles L. Parnell (1874-1875)
Margaret Jane Parnell (1875-1936) m. Jacob Thompson Willard
Mollie I. Parnell (1876-1906) m. John L. Hine (1881-1965), s/o John Nelson Hine and Mary Elizabeth Ried


Child of Susan Dorothy Parnell
Francis Lee Parnell (1869-1940). Did he marry Mary Swaim?


Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, 12 volumes; Publications of the North Carolina Historical Commission.

Forsyth Co. NC Cemetery Records

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