Parrish Branch of Family Tree


The best documented part of my tree is the Parrish branch. I have documented more than 600 great ... great grandparents in American. Of these, 250 are immigrants. And of the 250, 200 are before 1640. The newest immigrant came before the Revolution! I have 5 ancestors on the Mayflower! And I have a Mohawk Indian in my tree 10 generations back!! She translated the Bible from Dutch to Mohawk. There are 12 ancestors who fought in the Revolution and there are many connections to events in American history. For example, in July 2001, I discovered that the mother of the first European child born in Manhattan (back in 1624) was my 11th great grandmother. She was the second owner of the land on which the World Trade Center was built and her second husband was the original owner.

Because of the deep roots of the Parrish family to the beginning of American history and the well documented family trees of early New England families, I have many well documented famous and Presidential cousins.

Parrish Ancestors

My grandfather, Timothy Maltby Parrish, was born in Wisconsin. You can see his ancestors, family group by family group, by clicking on his name. You can also explore his tree by surnames. The best way to start is to click on Big Picture which provides you an overall diagram, introductory material and an index of all names in his tree. You can also read the history of the T. M. Parrish Family written by my father.

Parrish Ancestors in American Revolution

Fan Chart Am RevThis fan chart shows my 12 ancestors who fought in the American Revolution. The chart starts with my grandfather, Timothy Maltby Parrish. As I researched these ancestors back in the 1980s in the Newberry Library and other libraries, I was struck by the wide range of ages when these men fought. This was a citizen army. James Campbell, the most recent immigrant in my grandfather's tree, fought in the American Revolution. The other 11 patriots were born in America and all go back 3, 4 or 5 generations to their first immigrant ancestor. Jonathan Crocker is the family link to the Mayflower. James Campbell and Thaddeus Harmon lived to be 93.

Here are the 12 patriots with a link to their genealogical info on this website:
1. Isaac Parish (1750 - 1813), 2. Dr. Jessie Meigs (1763 - aft 1800), 3. Simeon Coe (1721 - 1782),
4. Daniel Dimock (1738 - 1790), 5. Thaddeus Harmon (1762 - 1855), 6. Daniel Gillet (1715 - 1791),
7. Elisha Cummings (1719 - ?), 8. Daniel Van Olinda (1737 -?), 9. Lt. William Groesbeck (1753 - 1802),
10. James Campbell (1745 - 1838), 11. Eleazer Warner (1733 - 1817), 12. Jonathan Crocker (1730 - 1793).

Parrish Ancestors on the Mayflower

Fan Chart MayflowerThis fan chart shows my 5 ancestors who immigrated to America on the iconic Mayflower. The chart starts with Jonathan Crocker (1730 - 1793), who fought in the American Revolution, as is shown on the above companion fan chart. This Mayflower chart lists my line of descent from Jonathan Crocker to my father, Donald Maltby Parrish. Richard Warren is my 10th great grandfather. The generations can be "counted down" on this website starting with Richard Warren. It was nice to discover that several friends are also my 11th cousins because they are descendants of Richard Warren. The current official estimate is 30 million Americans are descendants of Mayflower immigrants.

Here are my 5 immigrant ancestors on the Mayflower with a link to their genealogical info on this website:
1. John Howland (1592 - 1673), 2. Elizabeth Tilley (1607 - 1687), 3. John Tilley (? - 1621),
4. Joan Hurst Rodgers (? - 1621), 5. Richard Warren (bef 1590 - 1628).