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Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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PARRICK, THOMAS, farmer and stock-raiser; Sec. 32; P. O. Beverly; was born in Kentucky, in 1832; came to Illinois in 1840, and to Adams county in ‘54; married Mary A. Marlow in 1843. She was born in 1829, and died in 1856. Re-married to Mrs. Comfort Linthicum. She was born in Ohio, in 1835. Mr. Parrick had three children by his first marriage: James T., David M. and Margaret J. (now Mrs. Prince). Mrs. Parrick had three children by her first marriage, two of whom are dead, and one, Aurel Clark, living. Mr. and Mrs. Parrick, by their marriage, had five children, all dead. He served in the 99th Regt. Ill. Inf., enlisting in August, 1862; discharged, in 1863, for disability. His wife owns 110 acres of land, under a good state of cultivation, and worth $5,000. Both are members of the German Baptist church. Politically Mr. Parrick is a Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

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