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Pvt Joseph Beals Parsons
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1832
Cumberland County
Maine, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 1873
Cumberland County
Maine, USA

Joseph was the son of Samuel Norwood Parsons and the former Emily Sawyer. He passed at the age of 41 years. Joseph Beals Parsons and Elizabeth Ellen Libby were United in Marriage on Jan. 4, 1860 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. They had six children, all born in Portland, Cumberland Co., Maine, Albert Dow Parsons, Mary Ella Parsons, Charlotte Rosene (Parsons) Harris, Samuel Norwood Parsons, Charles Henry Dow Parsons and Josephine Beals Parsons.

Joseph Beals Parsons had a sister Mary Elizabeth Parsons, B: June 9, 1835 D: Sept. 20, 1852. He also could have had a brother Sawyer but I haven't been able to find any info on him.

Enlisted in Company H, Maine 25th Infantry Regiment on 29 Sep 1862. Mustered out on 10 Jul 1863 at Portland, ME. He was a Pvt.

His wife, Elizabeth, received a $10 a month pension after he was shot and killed in the line of duty as a railroad detective.

The name was McParsons but on coming to America the Mc was dropped and the family name was then changed to Parsons.

Newspaper Articles on his death: Wed. Apr. 9, 1873, Vol. 12, P. 3, Thurs. Apr. 10, 1873, Vol. 12 P.3, Fri. Apr. 11, Vol. 12 P.3, Tues. Apr. 15, Vol. 12 P.3. All articles are in the Portland Daily Press, Portland, ME.

Ref., Headstones provided for deceased union civil war veterans, 1879-1903, listed on record, Joseph B. Parsons, Western Cemetery, Portland, Maine, April 8, 1873, there is no longer a headstone on his grave. US Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.

Ref., Maine Birth Records, 1621-1922, copy of an old record of birth, Maine Marriage Records, 1705-1922, copy of an old record of a marriage, Married by, Rev. W.H. Shailer, clergyman, Portland, Maine, Joseph and Elizabeth, were both from Portland.

Ref., Maine Death Records, 1617-1922, copy of an old record of a death, lists, accident as cause of death, Brunswick, Maine, age 45 years

Ref., US Federal Census 1850-1860-1870
Family links: 
  Samuel Norwood Parsons (1807 - ____)
  Emily Sawyer Parsons (1808 - 1883)
  Elizabeth Ellen Libby Parsons (1838 - 1904)
  Mary Ella Parsons (1860 - 1862)*
  Charlotte Rosene Parsons Harris (1861 - 1944)*
  Albert Dow Parsons (1864 - ____)*
  Samuel Norwood Parsons (1866 - 1868)*
  Charles Henry Dow Parsons (1871 - 1962)*
  Josephine Beals Parsons Jones (1873 - ____)*
  Joseph Beals Parsons (1832 - 1873)
  Mary Elizabeth Parsons (1835 - 1852)*
*Calculated relationship
Western Cemetery
Cumberland County
Maine, USA
Plot: Lot H-75, no headstone on his grave
Created by: Linda ~ In Loving Memory...
Record added: Jan 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23966689
Pvt Joseph Beals Parsons
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Added by: Ms.CookFromMaine, With LOVE
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- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: Apr. 10, 2011
Pvt. Joseph, served in Union Civil War...he is my 2nd great-grandfather. Love and Hugs...
- Linda ~ In Loving Memory Of My Son ~ Harold
 Added: Jan. 26, 2011

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