Monday, July 28, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - #30 Nancy Brinson

Nancy Brinson is my paternal 3rd great grandmother. She was born on April 10, 1783, in Onslow County, North Carolina. I have her parents as Isaac Brinson and Elizabeth Ashe (widow of McCullers). The only sibling I have listed for her is her brother Isaac (b. 1785). In Volume 5 of Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Folks Huxford notes on page 567 that Nancy's mother was Ann Murphree. This might be an error as Huxford has on page 47 of the same volume that Mills M. Brinson, born in 1812, is the son of Isaac Brinson Jr. and Ann Murphree (or Murphee) and grandson of Isaac Brinson Sr. and Elizabeth Ashe McCullers. The 1812 birth year for Mills would make him more likely to be Nancy's nephew.

Nancy married John Parramore in 1799 in Screven County, Georgia. I have that she gave birth to 16 children: Redden Wallace (b. 1799 or 1800), Jane Elizabeth (b. 1801), Nancy (b. 1802), Grace (b. 1804), Edward (b. 1805), Adam Brinson (b. 1808), Sarah J. (b. 1810), Susannah (b. 1812), Elizabeth Ann (b. 1814), Lodoiska (b. 1817), Noah (b. 1819, my 2nd great grandfather), John (b. 1821), James (b. 1823), Robert Rutherford (b. 1825), John Clark (b. 1826), and Mary Frances (b. 1828). In Folks Huxford's Volume 5, he lists 11 children. He doesn't have Nancy, Grace, Edward, and James listed as their children.

Screven County, Georgia, about 1800 (maop from

Huxford notes in Volume 4 of Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia that the Parramores were living in Laurens County at least in 1810. John was issued a deed that year for land on Hunger and Hardship Creeks. They moved to Telfair County, Georgia, sometime after 1809 and lived there for several years. John is listed as a trustee of the Telfair County Academy in an 1823 legislative resolution. In the early 1820s, they moved to the part of Irwin County that later became Thomas County.

Thomas County, Georgia, about 1825 (map from

Nancy died on January 16, 1844, and John died on May 6, 1846. Both are buried in the Parramore cemetery in Thomas County.


This post is part of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge by genealogist Amy Crow at No Story Too Small.


Folks Huxford. Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Volumes 3, 4, and 5.

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