Josiah R. Parrott

First Name: Josiah
Middle Name(s): R.
Last Name: Parrott
Co. H, 12th Massachusetts Infantry
Residence (County): 
Norfolk County, MA

Josiah R. Parrott (b. ca. 1833) was from Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He was the son of Clauricia Rice (b. ca. 1792) and John Parrott (b. ca. 1792). He was employed as a clicker, or shoe cutter (OED). He was married to Lucy A. (Tirrell) Parrott (b. ca. 1836) and they had two sons, John Gibson Parrott (b. April 10, 1858) and Fletcher R. Parrott (b. 1870, d. 1871). Josiah mustered into service as a private in Co. H, 12th Massachusetts Infantry. He mustered out on May 28, 1862. He returned home to Lucy and John, moved from Weymouth and lived for a short time in Braintree in Norfolk County (1865 MA Census) before settling in Brockton in Plymouth County where he worked as a shoe cutter (1880 Census). John worked with his father as a shoe dresser and married Jane Smith (b. Dec. 25, 1861), who worked in the shoe shop and lived with John, Josiah, and Lucy. John died May 24, 1886 at the age of 26; Josiah died April 11, 1895 around the age of 62, and Lucy died in 1923 at the age of 87. Both she and Josiah are buried in North Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Authored Letters

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ID Letter Date Author Recipient From To
12710 Parrott3 August 18, 1861 Josiah R. Parrott John Gibson Parrott Norfolk County, MA
12708 Parrott2 August 22, 1861 Josiah R. Parrott John Gibson Parrott Hyattsville, MD Norfolk County, MA
12711 Parrott4 August 26, 1861 Josiah R. Parrott John Gibson Parrott Hyattsville, MD Norfolk County, MA
12707 Parrott1 September 21, 1861 Josiah R. Parrott John Gibson Parrott , Lucy A. (Tirrell) Parrott Norfolk County, MA

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