Parkhurst, Mary

Female 1801 - 1876  (75 years)


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  • Name Parkhurst, Mary 
    Born 1801  Turnbull Oh Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 Feb 1876  Adel Ia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Panther Creek Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1880 census has her birth place as PA




      !BIRTH: Past and Present of Guthrie County, Iowa, p. 501. She was known as
      !DEATH: 1)Tombstone for d date and age: 75y 2m 10ds. 2)Past & Present of
      !CENSUS: A Mary Hougham, age 60, born OH, was in 1870 Dallas Co, IA, census with the Jacob Hougham family. The age is wrong, but it is probably Mary Parkhurst.

      Alternative birth date is 26 Nov 1800

      This note refers to a Mary Parkhurst but talkes about Franklin Indiana. Is she the same person?

      First Baptist Church of Franklin - This history begins at the time when society in Indiana was in a plastic state. The country was quite new,
      and was being settled by men of various religious views. Among others, Baptists came. The Franklin Presbyterian Church had been in
      existence eight years, and had about sixty members when the Baptist church was formed. Blue River Church, the country church from which
      Franklin came, was organized in 1823. As early as January 23, 1829, an "arm" of the Blue River Baptist Church was constituted at Franklin.
      Elder Chauncey Butler (father of Ovid butler, founder of Butler University) was chosen moderator of the meeting, and Samuel Harding, of
      sacred memory, clerk. Andrew Vannoy (a tanner) was elected church clerk, and Elder Samuel Harding, who lived in the vicinity of Blue River
      Church, was requested to preach for the church "once a month."

      The names of the members who constituted this "arm," are Simon Shaffer, Sarah Shaffer, Andrew Vannoy, Rebecca Vannoy, David Tilson,
      Stephen Tilson, Mary Frary (mother of Mr. Frary, of East Franklin), Eleanor Foster, Jefferson D. Jones, Eleanor Jones and Mrs. Sidney
      Tilson. On the third Saturday in August, 1832, the Regular Baptist Church of Franklin was formed. Rev. James Woods was made moderator
      of the meeting. The constituent members of the church, were Simon and Sarah Shaffer, John Adams, Jefferson D. Jones, Eleanor Jones,
      John and Eleanor Foster, Simon Hunt, Stephen Tilson, Mary Frary, Catharine Bennett, Abraham Stark (brother-in-law of J. A. Dunlap),
      John Johns, Martha McDaniel, Mary Tracy, Keziah Tracy, Andrew Vannoy, Rebecca Vannoy and Elizabeth Cravens - in all nineteen
      members. John foster was elected clerk. The monthly meeting, in September, was held in the house of Simon Shaffer, and John foster, J. D.
      Jones, W. G. Eaton and Stephen Tilson were appointed to ask admission for the church into the Flat Rock Association. At the November
      meeting, J. D. Jones and Simon Shaffer were ordained deacons. At the December meeting the Articles of Faith of the Flat Rock Association
      were adopted. Elder Samuel Harding was the first pastor of the church, having been elected in May, 1843.

      The church seems to have had uniform prosperity under the pastorate of Elder Harding. The membership the first year was thirty-two;
      the second, thirty-six; the third, thirty-four. Elder Harding was an acknowledged leader in all enterprises undertaken by Indiana Baptists.
      He died at his home near Smiley's Mill, Shelby County, in the latter part of 1835, or early part of 1836. In June, 1836, elder Byram Lawrence
      was called to the pastorate for one year. In October, 1837, Rev. A. R. Hinkley, of Sparta Church, was called to the pastorate. Under the
      Pastor Hinkley the church bought a lot and built a church-house, the most commodious at the time in the town, and it had few superiors,
      if any, in the state. It cost $2,500. Prof. Tilton was of great service to the enterprise. He secured most of the money, and did it in a short
      time. The dedication services took place on the 28th day of January, 1841. The sermon was preached by Pastor Hinkley. Pastor Hinkley
      came to the church when the membership was forty-one. He left it with 100. During Rev. Mr. Hinkley's pastorate, Judson Benjamin became
      a member by experience and baptism. He went to Shurtliff College, Brown University, and Newton Theological Seminary, and then went
      as a missionary to Burmah. Failing health obliged him to come home, and he died near Boston, in 1854.

      The next pastor was Elder s. G. Miner, who began the pastorate in July, 1841, and continued one year. Elder Miner's successor was Rev.
      George C. Chandler, who came from the pastorate of the First Church of Indianapolis. He resigned the pastorate sometime before he did
      the presiding over the college, and was succeeded by Elder B. C. Morse, or possibly Elder John Currier. Elder Benjamin Reece was elected
      pastor sometime in 1850, and continued till August, 1851, when Elder J. C. Post was chosen. During Rev. Post's pastorate, November, 1852,
      Dr. S. Bailey and wife, and Prof. A. J. Vawter and wife, joined the church, and in March, 1853, upon petition of A. J. Vawter, J. N. Waggener,
      C. A. Whipple, J. W. Dame, R. F. Grubbs, J. S. Hougham, and William Hendricks, letters were granted them to join a new interest in East
      Franklin. At the same meeting, Rev. J. C. Post and wife were granted letters to the East Franklin Church, soon to be, and his pastorate of the
      First Church ceased.

      On the 26th day of March, 1855, the following persons met in the college chapel to organize a church: S. Bailey, Mary P. Bailey, J. C. Post,
      Adaline Post, Mary Parkhurst, J. S. Hougham, Mary A. Hougham, R. F. Grubbs, Louisa Grubbs, John West, C. A. Whipple, Mary A.
      Whipple, Lydia Whipple, Mary L. Whipple, D. T. Whipple, Ithamar Whipple, Caroline Waggener, A. J. Vawter, Maria A. Vawter, G. W.
      Grubbs, James N. Waggener, Milas T. Hendricks, Mary Hendricks, Sarah Hendricks, W. T. Brand, M. B. Brand, M. M. Brand, J. W. Dame,
      J. D. P. Hungate, W. H. Mitchell, J. W. A. Webb, Mary A. S. Hodge, Melia Shepherd, Rebecca J. Fox, Josephine Mayhall, Elizabeth Johnston,
      Julia McGriffin, Cyrene A. Peggs, Sarah L. Peggs, Margaret Eoff and Elizabeth J. Nance. J. S. Hougham was elected chairman, and A. J.
      Vawter secretary, and Daniel Trichler was received on a letter. President Bailey was selected to supply the pulpit. In June, Rev. E. J. Todd
      was called to the pastorate of the church for one year. The next pastor, Rev. J. W. B. Tisdale, of Ohio, was elected in May, 1855, and
      continued till November, 1856.

      Rev. E. J. Todd was again called to the pastorate in January, 1857, and served until January, 1858. His successor was Rev. John G. Kerr,
      during whose pastorate the union of the First Church and East Franklin was consummated. President Bailey was engaged to supply the
      pulpit for an indefinite time, and served until July, 1861. Ref. J. S. Read was then elected pastor, and served two years. In August, 1862, the
      church was dismissed from the Mt. Zion Association to join the Indianapolis Association. Prof. Brumback acted as pastor from July, 1863,
      to July, 1864, and was succeeded by Rev. M. D. Gage, who preached from September, 1865, till July, 1867. August 14, 1867, Rev. J. H. Smith
      was called to the pastorate. November, 1868, Rev. I. N. Clark became pastor, and served as such until January, 1871. His successor was
      Rev. J. S. Boyden, who preached one year, at the end of which time, February, 1872, Rev. L. D. Robinson was elected pastor. From
      December 17, 1876, till February, 1878, the church was without a pastor, but the latter year, Rev. F. M. Huckleberry was called to fill the pulpit,
      and served till 1881. October, 1881, Rev. C. S. Scott entered upon the pastorate, and the year following, work began upon the new building,
      which was erected in due time, and formally dedicated by Rev. Reuben Jeffrey, D. D., of Indianapolis. It is a commodious brick structure,
      elegantly furnished with all the modern conveniences, and represents a capital of about 420,000. The present pastor of the church is
      Rev. A. Ogle. The present membership is 360. Superintendent of the Sunday school: Prof. W. J. Williams.
    Person ID I2216  Hougham
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2006 

    Father Living 
    Mother Living 
    Family ID F994  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hougham, Aaron 3
              b. 14 May 1801, Turnbull Oh Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Nov 1868, Guthrie Ia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1820  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Hougham, Jarvis 3
              b. 19 Oct 1821, Henry County in Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Aug 1898, Adams Twp Dallas County Ia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +2. Hougham, Jacob
              b. 19 Oct 1821, Henry County in Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Oct 1891, Kennedy Ia Dallas County Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +3. Hougham, Nancy
              b. 4 Oct 1823, Park in Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 May 1849, Parke Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    +4. Hougham, Jane
              b. 17 Sep 1825, Park in Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Apr 1900  (Age 74 years)
     5. Hougham, Rebecca
              b. 7 Sep 1827
              d. 30 Dec 1844, West Union Parke in Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
    +6. Hougham, Sarah Ann
              b. 7 Oct 1829, Park in Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 31 Oct 1857, Guthrie County Ia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    +7. Hougham, James Riley
              b. 1835, Park Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 May 1892, Dayton Lyon County Nv Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +8. Hougham, Elizabeth
              b. 30 Mar 1832, Union Township Park in Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 15 Jun 1900, Dayton Lyon Nv Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +9. Hougham, Mary
              b. 1837
              d. 18 Nov 1894, Guthrie County Ia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +10. Hougham, Aaron 4
              b. 7 Jun 1842, West Union Parke in Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Apr 1916, Panora Guthrie Ia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +11. Hougham, Martha
              b. 21 Apr 1840, Park Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Feb 1874, Ia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    Family ID F993  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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