History of Greene County,
LEWIS PARRY, farmer and stock-grower, was born in
Wales, Great Britain,
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
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
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
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
1865. Mr. Parry is a Republican, and a
prominent member of the I. O. O. F.
History of Greene
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County,
Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 5 June 2007
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