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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


LEWIS PARRY, farmer and stock-grower, was born in South Wales, Great Britain, February 11, 1838, and is a son of Roger L. and Elizabeth (Pugh) Parry, natives of Wales.  They came to America in 1842, first settling in Pittsburgh.  They subsequently moved to Washington County, Penn., and settled in Aleppo Township, Greene County, in 1858.  Mr. Parry’s father was a farmer and blacksmith.  Six members of his family grew to maturity, Lewis being the oldest.  He was reared in Washington County, where he also received his education.  Mr. Parry began life as a poor boy, working by the day or month, but by industry and economy he has made himself a nice and comfortable home.  He now owns 116 acres of good land in Greene County.  In November, 1858, Mr. Parry married Mary C., daughter of John and Sarah (Hunt) Wood.  Her parents, who were of Dutch and Irish descent, were natives of Greene County.  Mr. and Mrs. Parry’s children are—Sarah, wife of Morgan B. Lewis; John R., William W., Lou, Emma, and Mertie.  Mr. Parry is a Cumberland Presbyterian, and his wife is a member of the Disciple Church.  In 1862 he enlisted in Company A, Eighteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, and was a non-commissioned officer.  He was taken prisoner in Adams County, Penn., June 30, 1863.  He subsequently joined the regiment in Virginia, serving in all two years and ten months, and was honorably discharged July 12, 1865.  Mr. Parry is a Republican, and a prominent member of the I. O. O. F.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 5 June 2007

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