|Birth: ||Oct. 25, 1826|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 16, 1915|
Abram was the son of William M. and Mary "Polly" (Ezell) Parris.
In about 1846 he married Mahala Mae Cantrell. He was a farmer and 9 Jan 1852 (Deed Bk BB pg.587) his father deeded him 126 acres of land in the Buck Creek community. By 1859 he was living at Cooper Gap, Polk County, North Carolina.
On 20 Apr 1861 he enlisted in the Confederate States Army, as a private, in CO. K NC 6th Volunteers. He fought in the "7 Days Battle" at Richmond, Virginia. He also fought at the "Battle of Seven Pines" and was wounded, when he took a musket ball in the leg, which was never removed. He was discharged 20 July 1863, by disability of the loss of all his teeth. He signed an oath of allegance to the United States in 1865 for protection.
After his discharge he moved his family over the mountians, into Tennessee, with a team and wagon. Abram ran a saw mill in Grainger County and farmed. He sold out in 1904 and followed several of his children to Cass County, Missouri.
Haley did not like living in Missouri. In 1906 they returned to Grainger county, Tennessee. She died in 1909 and Abram went back to Pleasant Hill, Missouri. He spent the next three years in the homes of his children. He died in Cass County, Missouri and his estate probated there. His body was returned to Grainger County Tennessee, by his children, one son riding in the baggage car with him all the way.He was laid to rest beside his wife. He was the father of ten children.
William M Parris (1802 - 1883)
Mary Ezell Parris (1805 - 1888)
Mahala Mae Cantrell Parris (1830 - 1909)*
Darcus Elizabeth Coffey (1847 - 1927)*
Mary Louisa Parris Condry (1849 - 1920)*
Emily Sarah Ann Parris Coffey (1852 - 1905)*
Zibion Parris (1853 - 1910)*
John James Calhoun Parris (1856 - 1934)*
David Parris (1859 - 1879)*
Landrum A Parris (1862 - 1935)*
William Asberry Parris (1866 - 1939)*
Nancy Jane Parris Rosanbalm (1868 - 1904)*
Haley Samantha Parris Cope (1872 - 1947)*
Abram Parris (1826 - 1915)
David Landrum Parris (1827 - 1862)*
Henry Parris (1830 - ____)*
Sara E. Parris Cantrell (1831 - 1922)*
Nancy Parris Clement (1835 - 1888)*
John M. Parris (1837 - ____)*
Rhoda Catherine Parris Gibbons (1839 - 1920)*
James T. Parris (1839 - 1863)*
William Barlow Parris (1843 - ____)*
Nathan Parris (1845 - 1916)*
Maintained by: Lela Parris Koch
Originally Created by: James Cope
Record added: Jan 28, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5177093