Jason J. Parmeley faces charges in the
FBI investigation of a
stolen-goods ring. Find out what
other family members are up to,
reunions, items for sale, lost
& found and more.
Mementos, tools, street
signs and the extraordinary.
Above is Dr. George Luther
1810 history book..
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chairman of the University of
North Florida's Department of
Communication and co-author of
"Politics and the Twitter
Revolution," and other
cybercousins from around the
globe. Browse by first name:
A through L and M through Z.
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What does our name mean? The
family in Europe? Those questions
We've got hundreds of photos and portraits of your cousins and
ancestors, including this one of five generations of Parmerlees!
Nov. 3, 2017
You'll never guess who Sheriff
Andy Taylor of Mayberry bought his home
from.... Find dozens of family letters from long ago, our
connection to U.S. presidents, a sheet music artist, authors and other feature stories about your relations
near and distant. Older features,
such as hiking the Parmelee Farm at Killingworth, Conn.,
are in the Archives.
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or adding your branch of the
hometown of Guilford, Conn.
Jan. 25, 2004
Ruth (Latham) Parmelee of Denver, Colo., died
at the age of 107. She was the
oldest known member of the
family. An index of obituaries -- more
than 350 of them, many
with pictures -- beginning in
Nov. 3, 2017
It's a boy for
baseball's Chris Parmelee and wife
|One relative meets President John Quincy
and another nearly comes to blows
with Theodore Roosevelt. ... And we're
compiling a list of those who
have served in federal, state and
a look at family homes in Guilford and other Connecticut towns. And more and old
haunts in the East and West
Nov. 3, 2017
/ Lost & Found
for a lost friend or relative? A list of pre-1800 unplaced family members. ...
Maybe you can help solve other genealogy puzzles.
April 1, 2010
is Jim Walters (one busy boy!)
and why on earth is he doing
switched to a new computer, but my genealogy
program ("My Family Ancestry," Version
1.9 by Ronald Duncan) won't work with Windows 7,
and attempts to switch to another program have
hit a snag -- the gedcom files it makes fail to
pick up the source notes. If anyone can offer
some tips, please email
An 18-year-old schoolgirl swore a retired
Connecticut merchant scared her beyond belief
with just one word: "Boo!" All eyes
were on Ethel Bartholomew as took the witness
stand in her $10,000 lawsuit
against Charles Ives Parmelee [1854-1921; Samuel
Blakeslee, Leander, Solomon, Roswell, Nehemiah,
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] in 1901.
Newspapers report she didn't disappoint.
After leaving the White House in 1913,
William Howard Taft, left, decided to return to
Yale, his alma mater in New Haven, Conn., to
teach. The former president and wife Helen had
their eye on 23
Hillhouse Ave., the Henry
Spencer Parmelee [1844-1902; Spencer
"Thomas" Thomas, Henry, Samuel, Joseph,
Isaac, John, John] mansion.
The 123-year-old home is still a head-turner.
|Franklin to the
Soon after Benjamin Franklin arrived in
Paris in as commissioner from the Continental
Congress in December 1776, they began coming:
pleas from American seamen imprisoned in England
and escapees who'd managed to make it to France.
One of the hundreds who wrote him for assistance in getting home was Timothy Parmele
[1764-1791; Joseph, Timothy, Joshua, John,
|The Fight for New
When Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson
ordered every able-bodied man in the city to
enroll in a military unit as the British
approached, Oliver Parmlee [1785-1814; Oliver, Ezra, Nathaniel, Nathaniel,
John, John] was one of 68 merchants
and lawyers who stepped
forward. Sadly, Oliver was killed the day
before diplomats signed the Treaty of Ghent to
end the War of 1812.
|A Race Against
Near Perry, Ohio, on a bluff overlooking
Lake Erie, sits the Parmly Mansion. Built in 1834
by Jehiel "Hiel" Parmly [1799-1873; Eleazar,
Jehiel, Stephen, Stephen, John, John], it
became the homestead of America's premier dental
family: At least 18 men in this branch of the
family took up the profession -- including the
inventor of dental floss. The race is on to save
it from the wrecking ball.
Seen This Man?
Parmalee. That's all we know about him. His name
was on the back of this old photograph, which,
judging by the clothes, probably was taken in the
1840s or '50s. If you know who is in this
picture, let us
know so we can place him in the family tree.
was Dr. John Parmele
(ca1801-1844) -- and why on earth is his tombstone
sitting in the basement of a Milwaukee church?
New clue: A Wisconsin newspaper obituary
asks that newspapers in
St. Lawrence County, N.Y.,
reprint the story.
pretty sure that one of the photos in this album
is that of Robert Parmley
(1789-1875), who was the father of 24 -- count
'em, 24! -- children. But just who the rest of
these people are has us stumped.
Maybe you can solve some of
Aaron Parmele [1733-aft 1795; Abraham, Isaac,
John, John] puts his property in Richmond,
Mass., up for sale in this clipping from the Oct.
23 edition of the Berkshire Chronicle,
published in Pittsfield, Mass.
Eighteenth century real estate transactions
were a little different. The down payment
literally could be on the hoof. And a generous
two- or three-year mortgage!
Aaron was born in Guilford, Conn., and moved
to Richmond at the conclusion of the French and Indian War,
in which he briefly fought.
Note that printers back in the day had two
kinds of lower-case s's. The one we use today
only came at the ends of words. That strange f
with the right side of the strike-through missing
is the other.
we honor those family
members in uniform, from Colonial times to
the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Details are being
added to those on the rosters for the
Revolutionary and Civil wars. Pictures of
Revolutionary War soldiers' headstones are also
being added. And we're thankful for your
submissions, such as this one from Allan
Ray Parmley [Randolph Hay, Roland
Duvall, Miles, Emerson Bell, Garner, John, Giles,
Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], who
stands in a Kentucky cemetery at the headstone of
great- great- great- great- grandfather John
Parmley (1762-1848), who fought in the Revolution.
Blight, left, looks at Yale student Uriah Nelson Parmelee
(1841-1865) as Part of the "Yale and the
Civil War Sesquicentennial Series."
UPDATED: Nov. 3,
A Break in Sussex!
only have I stumbled across fresh 17th century
data on the family, but the family has turned up
in a new parish! The burial record of Anne
Howell, the first of John Sr.'s five
wives, has turned up at St. Wulfran, right, an
ancient church in Ovingdean, a village just east
of Brighton in East Sussex. A bishops transcripts
entry for "Annie Parmely" includes a
notation that she was John's wife of "St.
Miychells in Lewes." Buried Feb. 3, 1629,
she was John's wife of nearly 21 years and the
mother of at least seven children, only one of
whom -- John Jr.
-- survived childhood. Anne was the daughter of
John and Anne (Geare) Howell of Rottingdean,
which is just east of Ovingdean.
St. Wulfran, the "little church"
first mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book, is a
Norman building whose tower was built about 1216
and contains a bell made in 1430. The church is
about eight miles south and west of Lewes. Until
now, all records for the Parmelees who helped
found Guilford, Conn.,
in 1639 have been in the Lewes parishes of All Saints (1572 to
1620) and St. Michael
(1632 to 1638). Anne's burial is the first to
fall in that 12-year gap -- let's hope there are
pieces are slowly coming together on the first
generations to live in America and the last to
live in England
Europe. The vast majority of the North
American Parmelee families of all spellings
trace their roots back to Johns Sr.
and Jr. who arrived in Connecticut
in the 1630s. These families helped found Guilford,
where the Congressional Church, left, now sits on
the site of our family's first home. The rest of
the families are related to those who came to Pennsylvania
in the 1840s.
UPDATED: Jan. 1,