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Caleb PARRIS

Male 1766 - 1848  (81 years)


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  • Name Caleb PARRIS 
    Born 2 Sep 1766  Williamstown MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Jan 1848  Danby, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Danby, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • He built the "sixteen cornered" house, and he "occupied many prominent positions, serving as selectman three years; lister seven years; grand juror two years, and auditor seven years. He was a man of considerable wealth and influence. He died unmarried . . . aged 82." [1]
    Person ID I62  Families
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2010 

    Father Elkanah PARRIS,   b. 1728, Pembroke, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1813, Danby, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Grace MOTT,   b. 30 Mar 1739, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1819, Danby, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Feb 1761  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    • "Elkanah Parris was at Williamstown as early as 1753. On Dec 13 of that year he was in the company of Capt Elisha Chapin at fort Massachusetts and served a considerable time, probably to near the close of the war. He returned to his native town, Pembroke, and married his wife at Scituate, returning with her to Williamstown. Soon after he built a house at the easterly part of the village, near Green River. After the Peace of Paris, 1763, he became a Quaker, and was the only family of that denomination in that town. In 1765 he was part owner of a saw mill near his home, and owned town lots 30 and 57, also 63. He was one of the proprietors of Williamstown and moderator of meeting, April 13, 1770, and Dec 17, 1771." [2]
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Caleb Paris Headstone
    Caleb Paris Headstone

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] The History and Map of Danby, Vermont, J. C. Williams, (McLean & Robbins, 1869).

    2. [S152] 1700 The Tilson Genealogy from Edmond Tilson at Plymouth, NE, 1638-1911, Mercer Vernon Tilson.

    3. [S15] Photograph, Taken by Edwin L Taylor in 1906.
      Photo of Quaker Burying Ground, showing Caleb's marker

    4. [S41] Website -- History of Bridgewater, (www.rootsweb.com/~mabridge/mitchell/276.html), Printed 12/6/2003.