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 Job Benton Parkhurst Calculate Relationships for Job Benton ParkhurstPedigree Chart for Job Benton ParkhurstExport GEDCOM for Job Benton ParkhurstDocuments for Job Benton ParkhurstAll Events and Facts for Job Benton Parkhurst
ID: I14
Sex: M
Birth: 04 SEP 1827  Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN  
Death: 21 APR 1918  Forsyth, Macon Co., IL  
Burial: 23 APR 1918  Maroa Twp. Cemetery, Macon Co., IL  
Parents: Parkhurst, Daniel, Stephens, Celia
Job and his first wife, Mary Spears, had no surviving children.   They were charter members of the Church of Christ at Union, Johnson Co., IN in June 1853.

Job and his second wife, Nancy Ann Leach, were first cousins once removed. Their common ancestors were Ezekiel Parkhurst and his wife, Abiel Hathaway.

In the 1850 census of Nineveh Twp, Johnson Co., IN, Job (23) was living with his wife Mary (21) next to his sister Rosanna and her husband, Curtis Prichard.  He was a farmer.

In the 1860 Census of Nineveh Twp, Johnson Co., IN, Job, 32, was living with wife Mary, 30, Mary's sister Sophia Prichard, 27, and Sophia's children Asa, 6, and Albert, 3.  Job was a farmer with $500 worth of personal property.  Sophia was the wife of Walker Prichard who died in 1859.  Walker was also Job's first cousin once removed.

In the 1870 census of Jackson Twp, Effingham Co., IL, "J. B. Parkhirst", 34 (should be 43) is living with wife Maggie, 31, and children Sarah, 3, and David, 1.  He was a farmer with real property worth 1600 and personal property worth 300.

From an email by Dr. John Scott Davenport, 01/01/2001:
"I maintained close contact with Uncle Edward Allen Davenport, William and Cordia Anne's second son, until his death in 1972.  He sent me all of the family history materials he had shortly before his death, among which were the obituaries of Job Benton and Ellen [Nancy Ann] Parkhurst as published in various newspapers, the Masonic Memorial Certificate for Job Benton, and items concerning Aunt Mary and her

From an email by Dr. John Scott Davenport, 01/03/2001:
"Uncle Ed [Davenport], who gave me first hand impressions concerning his Grandfather and Grandmother Parkhurst said that Job Benton was very tall, and a stern man."

Job was a charter member of the Maroa Grange No. 102 of the order of P. of H., organized Jan 20, 1873, Maroa Twp, Macon Co., IL.

Job was also a member of the "Old Settlers' Association of Macon County."

The 23 Mar 1897 edition of the Daily Republican has J.B. Parkhurst on the Hickory Point Democrat ticket as a justice of the peace.  He apparently lost to D. Good, another Democrat, 109 to 114.
 Marriage 1Documents on Marriage 1All Events and Facts on Marriage 1
ID: F18
Spouse: Leach, Nancy Ann
Marriage: 09 JUL 1865  Nineveh Twp, Johnson Co., IN  
Sex: F
Birth: 10 JUN 1839  Nineveh Twp, Johnson Co., IN  
Death: 30 APR 1912  Forsyth, Macon Co., IL  
No. Sibling Sex Birth Death
 Sarah Cordia Ann ParkhurstSarah Cordia Ann Parkhurst has 5 children.
F15 JAN 1867 2776 15 JUL 1936 
 David Loven ParkhurstDavid Loven Parkhurst has 1 child.
M24 FEB 1869 01 DEC 1957 
 Emma Elizabeth Parkhurst
F11 FEB 1871 03 OCT 1872 
 Mary Alice Parkhurst
F16 SEP 1873 2795 SEP 1955 
 Ella Vesta ParkhurstElla Vesta Parkhurst has 8 children.
F27 FEB 1876 2790 04 AUG 1960 
 Marriage 2Documents on Marriage 2All Events and Facts on Marriage 2
ID: F20
Spouse: Spears, Mary
Marriage: 20 JAN 1847  Johnson Co., IN  
Sex: F
Birth: 05 MAR 1829  IN  
Death: 22 MAY 1864  Johnson County, IN  

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