James W. Parrish and Mary Elizabeth Bridges
I am trying to find out information on the following:

James W. Parrish and Mary Elizabeth Bridges. The information I currently have is below.

James W. Parrish - b. ca 1853 in GA; d. 6 Dec 1935 in Cedartown, Polk, Georgia. He married Mary Elizabeth Bridges (b. ca. 1855; d. ca. 1914 Cedartown, Polk, Georgia) on 24 Jun 1877. They had John and Joe Parrish in 1878 (??) and then Mary "Hattie" Parrish (b. 15 Jun 1880; d. 13 Oct 1969 in Cedartown, Polk, Georgia). At some point, James W. Parrish and Mary Elizabeth Bridges must have divorced - but not sure when. He then married a mystery woman (I have yet to find information on her). She and James had a son, possibly more children, but his name was Charles Franklin Parish (b. 5 Aug 1914). As far as James' second marriage and son Charles, all I know is that Charles was called Charlie - he is the father of Doyal Parish. Now Charlie had taken a R out of his surname and this is where it became Parish. Doyal married Shirley Easterwood. They have two children, Darin Parish and Jeffery Parish. Mary "Hattie" Parrish married William James Strickland Sr. They had six children; Sons - William James Strickland Jr (b. 1910) and E. D. Strickland (b.1913); Daughters - Mary Elizabeth Strickland (b.1907), Myrtle Strickland (Swafford), Eva Strickland, and Bea Strickland. Mary Elizabeth married Jacob Red Jarrell (m. ?). They had four children. Sons - Ollie Wesley Jarrell (b. 1923), Jacob Eugene Jarrell (b. 1924), and Talmadge Doyle Jarrell (b. 1932); Daughter - Lois Virginia Jarrell Earwood (b.1927). Talmadge Doyle Jarrell married Gwyndolyn Marie Bell (m. 1953). They had five children. Son - David Duwayne Jarrell (b.1954); Daughters - Linda Gail Jarrell Knight (b.1956), Brenda Kay Jarrell Wright (b. 1957), Cathy Marie Jarrell Winkles (b. 1961), and Lori Diane Jarrell Parish (b. 1967). Brenda Kay Jarrell married Jimmy Morris Wright (m. 1977). They had three children. Son - Jimmy Morris Wright Jr. (1980); Daughters - Susan Elaine Wright (b.1977) and Amy Leigh Wright Guthrie (b. 1978).

NOTE: Lori Diane Jarrell, James W. Parrish's Great-Great-Granddaughter by first wife Bridges, married Darin Parish, James W. Parrish's Great-Grandson by unknown second wife.

If anyone has anymore information on the Parrish/Bridges line - OR - any of the other surnames listed (i.e. Strickland; Jarrell, etc.) please email me with this information.

NOTE: Just an interesting connection for Polk County citizens to consider - if you are a "Wright" descended from John M. T. Wright, the Great-Grandfather of our nation's first President George Washington is also the grandfather to the Wright surname with this connection. George Washington's Great Grandfather Colonel John Washington's daughter, Anne Washington, married "Major and Justice" Francis Wright abt 1680. Just an interesting fact I ran across and thought maybe Polk County citizens with this surname might want to know. I can email the Gedcom if requested. I also posted it on Rootsweb.com under family trees.

Submitted by   3-4-2008

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