Friday, December 5, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - #48 Susan Dasher

Susan Catherine Dasher is my paternal 2nd great grandmother. She was born on December 21, 1824, probably in Effingham County Georgia, to Christian Herman Dasher and Elizabeth Waldhauer. These two families are descendants of Salzburgers from modern day Austria who came to the Georgia coast in the 1730s to escape religious persecution.

Susan moved with her parents to Lowndes County, Georgia, sometime in the early 1830s. Her father is noted in History of Lowndes County Georgia 1825-1941* as one of the planters living near the county seat of Troupeville during that time. Susan first married Richard Howell in 1853. They had one son, also named Richard (1854-1875). After her husband died, Susan married my 2nd great grandfather Noah Parramore in 1856. She was his second wife. He already had three children by his first wife Martha Sheffield when he married Susan: Josephine (b. 1848), James Nathaniel (b. 1849), and Redden West (b. 1851).

After Susan married Noah, she gave birth to five more children: John (1857-1918), Bessie (or Elizabeth 1858-1877), Herman D. (1860-1891), Susan Catherine (1861-1938, my great grandmother and wife of Alexander Pendleton), and Frank Remington (1864-1950).

According to the 1860 U.S. census for Thomas County, Noah was a "farmer" with a real estate value of $6,000 and a personal estate value of $45,000! I found him on the 1860 slave schedule with 87 slaves! In 1850, he had 14 slaves.

The Parramores lived in Thomas County through most of the 1860s. They moved to Lowndes County sometime between 1866 and 1868.

1866 tax record for Thomas County showing "N. Parramore" (from

1868 list of voters in Lowndes County showing "Noah Parramore" (from
Map of Thomas County and Lowndes County in south Gerogia
 in 1860 (from

According to the 1870 U.S. census for Lowndes County, their farm in Lowndes was worth far less than the one in Thomas County--Real estate valued at $600 and personal estate valued at $2,000. This is after the Civil War which I'm sure left them in reduced circumstances like the rest of the South.

Susan Dasher (Parramore) holding her granddaughter Bessie Pendleton who was born in 1884

Susan's husband Noah died on October 20, 1891, and Susan died about nine years later on May 5, 1901. They're both buried at Sunset Hill cemetery in Valdosta, Georgia.

Headstone for Noah Parramore in Sunset Hill cemetery, Valdosta, Georgia.

Headstone for Susan Dasher, wife of Noah Parramore,
in Sunset Hill cemetery, Valdosta, Georgia.

My descent from Susan Dasher:

Susan Dasher and Noah Parramore
Susan Parramore and Alexander Shaw Pendleton
Albert S. Pendleton Sr. and Helen Brown
Albert S. Pendleton Jr. and Leona Redles
Catherine Pendleton (me)


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

History of Lowndes County Georgia 1825-1941. General James Jackson Chapter NSDAR, Valdosta, Georgia, 1995, 107.

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