bring emergency medical care to Belize.
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, the Parmele's Service Station in Mackinaw, Ill..
Dec. 10, 2015
singer/dancer with the Boston
Conservatory, and say hello to scores of
your other cybercousins from around the
globe. You can browse by first name, A through L and M through Z.
Dec. 10, 2015
What does our name mean? The family in
Europe? Those questions and more!
Above, the James Alfred Parmley family sits for a portrait.We've got
hundreds of pictures and portraits of your ancestors and cousins.
Dec. 10, 2015
You'll never guess who sold their home to
Sheriff Andy Taylor of Mayberry. ...You'll also find letters
from long ago, our connection to George W. Bush, a sheet music artist, authors and other feature stories about your cousins near and
distant. Older features, such as hiking the Parmelee Farm at Killingworth, Conn., are
kept in the Archives.
May 1, 2011
or adding your branch of the family tree.
hometown of Guilford, Conn.
Jan. 25, 2004
Sarah Walton (Parmele) Cooke of Austin, Texas, has died at
the age of 106. An index of obituaries -- more
than 350 of them, some with
pictures -- beginning in 1995.
Dec. 28, 2015
It's a boy for baseball's Chris
Parmelee and wife Amanda. Birth announcements.
Parmelee Family Magazine
|One relative meets President John Quincy Adams and another nearly comes to
blows with Theodore Roosevelt. ... And we're compiling a list
of those who have served in federal,
state and local office.
Dec. 1, 2011
Irene (Parmelee) Pike, above, is
restoring her family
home in Washington. Family homes abound around Guilford, Conn., and other Connecticut towns. We've also got other homes in
Dec. 10, 2015
/ 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
Jim Walters (one busy boy!) and why on
earth is he doing this?
swell-looking cousins from across the Web by first
A through L and M through Z. Reach me at ParmeleeFamily@gmail.com!
Wright brothers' pilot Philip Orin
Parmelee [1887-1912; Charles W.,
Orren M., Erastus K., Joshua, Joshua, Jehiel,
Joshua, John, John] set many records in the
early days of flight, including the first cargo
delivery. He also
enjoyed a brief movie career, playing the hero in
the 1912 Mack Sennett silent comedy "A
Dash Through the Clouds," flying a Wright Model B alongside
actress Mabel Normand in the final scenes. A fews
months later, Philip was killed in a plane crash
outside North Yakima, Wash.
A century ago,
more than 40 nations and their colonies were
pulled into World War I, which killed more than 9
million soldiers, sailors and airmen, and 5
million civilians. More than 80 members of the family
around the globe served in uniform, as well as
nurses and ambulance drivers. Help us add photos
to this page. Even an old dog tag, right,
beloning to one member of the family turned up a
few years ago.
your American ancestor register for the World War
I draft? I have 688 cards filed under our name. The data on them also provide a nice snapshot of the family in 1917-18, when the U.S. joined the
From Our Past
poses with members of the Yuba City,
Calif., Fire Department.
was Dr. John Parmele
(ca1801-1844) -- and why on earth is his tombstone
sitting in the basement of a Milwaukee
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
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
Maybe you can solve some of these
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, above, looks at Uriah
Nelson Parmelee (1841-1865), a Yale student,
as Part of the "Yale and the Civil War
UPDATED: Dec. 10,
|On the Streets
Where You Live
N.J., has recently renamed part of its Parmelee
Avenue for Officer John L. Meyers who was struck
and killed in 1948 while directing traffic after
a Labor Day fireworks show.
|Compton, Calif.: Parmelee
Costa Mesa, Calif.: Parmley
Los Angeles, Calif.: Parmelee
Indian Hills, Colo.: Parmalee Gulch Road
Conn.: Parmelee Hill Road
New Haven, Conn.: Parmalee Avenue
Haddam, Conn.: Parmelee Lane
Hamden, Conn.: Parmalee Drive
Newtown, Conn.: Parmalee Hill Road
Newtown, Conn.: Parmalee Park Place
Port Charlotte, Fla. Parmely
Punta Gorda, Fla.: Parmely Street
Conley, Ga.: Parmalee Path
Chicago, Ill.: Frank Parmelee Way
Rockford, Ill.: Parmele Street
Waukegan, Ill.: Parmalee Place
Nineveh, Ind.: Parmalee
Monticello, Ky.: Oliver
Monticello, Ky.: Parmley Street
Nicholasville, Ky.: Parmelee
Parmleysville, Ky. Parmleysville Road
Wayne County, Ky. Parmely
Maine: Parmley Lane
Acton, Mass.: Parmley Drive
Boston, Mass.: Parmelee Street
Freeport, Mich.: Parmalee Road
Middleville, Mich.: Parmalee Road
Peterborough, N.H.: Parmalee
Elizabeth, N.J.: Parmelee
Fair Lawn, N.J.: Parmelee Avenue
|Hawthorne, N.J.: Parmelee
Summit City, N.J. Parmley Place
Gallup, N.M.: Parmelee Street
Leroy, N.Y.: Parmelee Road
Mohegan Lake, N.Y.: Parmly Court
Mohegan Lake, N.Y. Parmly Road
Cary, N.C.: Parmalee Court
Castle Hayne, N.C.: Parmele Road
Wrightsville Beach, N.C.: Parmele
Wrightsville Beach, N.C.: Parmale
Cleveland, Ohio: Parmelee
Elyria, Ohio: Parmely Avenue
Hudson, Ohio: Parmelee Drive
Kent, Ohio: Parmalee Drive
Mentor, Ohio: Parmalee Drive
Perry, Ohio: Parmly Road
Tallmadge, Ohio: Parmelee Drive
Twinsburg, Ohio: Parmalee Drive
Seven Hills, Ohio: Parmalee Drive
Youngstown, Ohio: Parmelee Avenue
Banks, Ore,: Parmley
Seven Hills, Ore.: Parmalee Drive
Conway, S.C.: Parmley
Murrells Inlet, S.C.: Parmelee
Myrtle Beach, S.C.: Parmley
Whites Creek, Tenn.: Parmley
Nashville, Tenn.: Parmley
Nashville, Tenn.: Parmley
Cypress, Texas: Parmley
Buffalo, Wyo.: Parmelee Street
Did we miss your street? Email
me; photos welcome!
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
The 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,
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