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Halifax Co., Virginia records
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Last update = 23 May, 2007; based on data compiled by H. Reksten

Halifax Co., Virginia, was split off Lunenburg Co. in 1752. It is here where Parrotts from 3 unrelated families-- that descended from Richard Perrot of Middlesex Co., VA; that descended from Lawrence Parrott of Gloucester Co., VA; and that of Nathaniel Parrott of Henrico Co., VA, crossed paths with each other, resulting in a tangled public record.

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British Mercantile Claims 1775 - 1803
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REPORTS OF JAMES JONES

REPORTS OF WM. M. WATKINS (Agent for Charlotte and Halifax Counties)

Court Records 1752 - 1810
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Death Records
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JOURNAL OF R.H. CARMICHAEL (Vol XXI #4 Piedmont Lineages)

Deeds 1737-1800
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  • Bk 4, p 82. 9 July 1762 William Burdett of Amelia County to son, William Burdett Parrott, for natural love & affection, 20 acres on both sides of Snow Creek, a branch of Pigg River, part of a tract of 270 acres, which 70 acres Elizabeth Isbel is to have life in it, then return to said William Burdett Parrot & his heirs... No husband to have any title to said 70 acres, nor said Elizabeth Isbell "without she go live on it"... my son not to hinder her from a place to set her house, after he make first choice to set his house... 270 acres part of a patent 16 August 1756... All woods, underwoods. Signed: William Burdett. Witnesses: Thos. Payne, Charles Hundley, John Harper. Recorded: 16 September 1762.
  • Bk 9, p 280. 21 April 1774 William Shaw of Halifax to James Parrott of same for 15.14 pounds together with the costs of a suit in the Halifax Court commenced against said James Parrott by John Smith Hurst which the said William owes the said Parrottplus 5 shillings, 153 acres in Halifax bounded by John Thompson, Thomas Robins, Benjamin Hall, and John Camp. Deed of Trust due 21 November 1774. Witnesses: M. Carrington, J. McGraw, D. Hunt. Recorded: 22 April 1774.
  • Bk 10, p 269. 20 March 1777 Alman (Allman) Guin (Gwin) of Halifax to Thomas Parrott of Halifax for 70 pounds and for divers other good causes, 150 acres in Halifax on the branches of Difficult Creek, bounded by Cock's line on Ben's branch, the mouth of Green's spring branch, John Wall. Witnesses: Ledfird Parrot, John Scoging, James Martin. Recorded: 21 August 1777.
  • Bk 10, p273. 20 April 1776 Alman Guin of Halifax to James Martin (Martain) of same for 30 pounds, 100 acres in Halifax on the branches of Difficult Creek, it being part of a tract of land patented to me 7 December 1774 and bounded by Harris Wilson's corner pine in Col. Richard Cock's line. Witnesses: Thos. Parrott, Ledfird Parrott, John Scoging (+). Recorded: 21 August 1777.
  • Bk 10, p 356. 17 December 1777 Thomas Parrott of Halifax to James Parrott of same for 100 pounds and for divers other good causes, 150 acres in Halifax on the branches of Difficult Creek and bounded by Cock's line on Bens branch, Gwin's spring branch, John Wall. Signed: Thomas Parrott. Witnesses: None. Recorded: 18 December 1777; Celah, wife of said Thomas, relinquished her right of dower.
  • Bk 11, p 236. 19 February 1779 John Piner of Halifax to Thomas Stanfield of same for 300 pounds, 400 acres, being the land whereon Sefford (?) Parrott now lives, lying in Halifax on both sides of Evans Creek, bounded by Robert Stanfield, Richard Turner, James Turner, William Turner, and said Thomas Stanfield & John Cason. Witnesses: None. Recorded: 18 March 1779.
  • Bk 11, p 404. 17 February 1780 Thomas Parrott of Halifax to William Stegall of same for 1500 pounds, 150 acres on Branches of Difficult Creek, bounded by Cock's line, Ben's branch, mouth of Green's Spring Branch, John Wall's line. Signed: Thomas Parrott. Witnesses: None. Cathrine Parrott, widow and relict of James Parrott, deceased, relinquished her dower right to the land. Recorded: 17 February 1780.
  • Bk 11, p 405. 17 February 1780 Thomas Parrott of Halifax and heir at law of James Parrott, deceased, late of Halifax to Benjamin Hall of same for 25 pounds, 153 acres bounded by John Thompson on South, Thomas Robbins on East, Benj. Hall on West, John Camp on North, it being the land conveyed to said James Parrott by William Shaw Sr by Halifax deed 21 April 1774. Signed: Thos. Parrott. Witnesses: H. Goare, George Covington (or Carrington), Clerk of Halifax County, William Powell. Recorded: 17 February 1780.
  • Bk 12, p 126. 15 June 1780 from Artha Brooks of Cazewell County, North Carolina to Ruth Parrot (wife of John Parrot, deceased) and Elijah Parrot, Susanna Parrot, Pernellippe Parrot, Elizabeth Parrot, James Parrot, Judith Parrot, John Parrot, Nancy Parrot, Salley Parrot & Mourning Parrot, heirs of said John Parrott, deceased and Thomas Stanfield, executor of said Parrot, all of Halifax County for 40 pounds, 210 acres in Halifax on waters of Lawson's Creek, beginning on William Turner's line at John Link's corner white oak thence along William Turner's line to a red oak corner tree on Jn Links line thence along the said line to the beginning. To have and to hold, to the said Ruth Parrot and her children and Thos Stanfield. Witnesses: None. Sally Brooks, the wife of said Artha, voluntarily relinquished her right of dower to the lands conveyed. Recorded: 16 August 1781 by George Carrington, Clerk of Halifax County.
  • Bk 12, p 301. 15 May 1783 John Glass & Mary, his wife, and William Glass Sr. & Joyce, his wife, of Halifax to Rodham Parrott of Halifax for 140 pounds, 140 acres on Branch of Banister River & Brush Creek, bounded by John Kesee's oak, James Ridgeway's line, Glass' old line, Spring Branch. Witnesses: None. Mary Glass releases her dower. Recorded: 15 May 1783 by George Carrington, Clerk of Halifax County.
  • Bk 13, p 044. 15 July 1784 Robert Wooding's List of Surveys since 1774. Commonwealth of Virginia to Ludfurd Parrott, land on the Dan River, by warrant dated 23 June 1783, adjacent to Mead.
  • Bk 13, p 103. 21 October 1784 Thomas Weakley of Halifax to Joell Compton for 80 pounds, 80 acres in Halifax on branches of Brush Creek bounded by Joell Compton, Thomas' line, Big Branch to Parrot's line. Witnesses: None. Recorded: 21 October 1784.
  • Bk 13, p 151. 20 October 1784 Benjamin Walrond of Pittsylvania County & Daniel Palmer of Campbell County to John Stone of Halifax for 200 pounds, 321 acres in Halifax and Pittsylvania County on the branches of Banister River and Brush Creek bounded by Joshua Stone, John Welch, branch of Brush Creek, said John Stone's plantation, Parrott's line, branch of Banister River, Meredith Compton's line, Logan's lines. Witnesses: Jno. Ramey, Thomas Duprey, Mark Milner, Thos. Weakley. Recorded: 17 March 1785.
  • Bk 13, p 204. 5 January 1784 Timothy Holt & Hepsibah Harges both of Halifax to Willm. Watkins of same for 25 pounds, 124 acres in Halifax on branches of Warrens Creek bounded by John Adam Link, William Turner, David Ford, Isaac Smith, Robert Holt. Witnesses: Elijah Parrott, Isaac Smith, Moses Terry, Benjamin Harrelson. Recorded: 16 June 1785.
  • Bk 13, p 226. 15 January 1785 John Hunter of North Carolina to William Hobson of Halifax for 5 pounds, 200 acres on branches of Coleman Creek bounded by Colo. Rogers, William Juner, Pleasant Turner, Robert Payne, --- Atkinson, Peter Hudson. Witnesses: Joel Parrott, James Dial, N. Hobson. Recorded: 21 June 1785.
  • Bk 13, p 460. 20 July 1786 Thomas Weakley & James Ridgway of Halifax to Thomas Ridgway of same for 35 pounds, 80 acres in Halifax on both sides of Brush Creek bounded by Elizabeth Stone's line, head of Lins branch, fork of said branch, Parrots line, James Ridgway, Robert Weakley. Witnesses: Haynes Morgan, Rodham Parrot. Recorded: 20 July 1786.
  • Bk 14, p 165. 28 September 1784 Thomas Weakley of Halifax to John Stone of same for 30 pounds, 56 acres in Halifax on branches of Brush Creek bounded by Rhodham Parrott, lines of William Estes of old patent now claimed by John Welch, Innis' Patent now claimed by John Stone. Witnesses: P. Weakley, James Ridgway, Samuel Weakley, William Weakley. Recorded: 20 September 1787.
  • Bk 14, p 472. 24 July 1789 William Glass of Halifax to Meridith Compton of same for 150 pounds, 300 acres in Halifax & Pittsylvania County on North side of Banister River bounded by Logan, John Stone, John Glass, William Glass, Compton's Spring Branch, the Red Mill. Witnesses: John Stone, Rodham Parrott, John Glass. Recorded: 27 July 1789.
  • Bk 14, p 490. 18 June 1789 James Henry of Northumberland County to William Glascock, John Glascock, ... of Richmond County for ... Witnesses: W. Barksdale, Rodham Parrott, Wm. Walrond, Lewis Haley. Recorded: 28 September 1789.
  • Bk 14, 545-546. 20 July 1789 William Warrin of Caswell County, North Carolina to John Parrott of Halifax County, Virginia for 76 pounds, 100 acres on Holts Mill Creek more or less bounded onthe west by Alexander Shaws land, Timothy Holt on North, John Warrin Sr. on East, said creek on South. Witnesses: Thomas Stanfield, Timothy Holt, Esom Graves, James Jarrott. Recorded: 25 January 1790. Note: John sold this same land to James A. Glenn 23 September 1795
  • Bk 14, p 608. 7 April 1790 Thomas Ridgway of Halifax to James Ridgway of same for 80 pounds, 80 acres in Halifax bounded by Elizabeth Stone, Rodham Parrott, James Ridgway's old line, Robert Weakley's old line. Witnesses: John Lax, John Stone, Robert Weakley, Richard Ridgway. Recorded: 24 May 1790.
  • Bk 16, p 183. 28 April 1794 William Turner of Halifax to John Link of Halifax for 50 pounds, 103 acres bounded by Ruth Parrott, Moses Turner, James Smith. Witnesses: None. Recorded: 28 April 1794.
  • Bk 16, p 203. 28 July 1794 Rodham Parrott and Elizabeth, his wife, of Halifax to Stockly Turner of Halifax for 100 pounds, 140 acres on Bannister, River, bounded by John Stone's Corner (once Keesee's), James Ridgeway's line, Glass' old line, Spring Branch, Keesee's line (being the land where said Rodham Parrott now lives). Signed: Rodham Parrott. Witnesses: W. Thompson, Clerk. Recorded: 28 July 1794.
  • Bk 16, p 488. 23 September 1795 John Parrott of Halifax to James A. Glenn of same for 31.11 pounds, 100 acres on Holt's Mill Creek bounded by Holt's Creek on South, Alexander Spence on West, Timothy Holts on North, Simpson Warren on East. Signed: John Parrott. Witnesses: James Warren, Timothy Holt, Nathal. Guthrie, Richard Carter. Recorded: 28 December 1795.
  • Bk 16, p 689. 23 September 1796 John Parrott, Stan Page Vowell, Sarah Parrott, Mourning Parrott, all of Halifax to John Link Sr. of Halifax for 40 pounds, 126 acres on a Branch of Lawson's Creek, formerly held by Artha Brooks and by him conveyed to children of John Parrott, deceased. Signed: John Parrott, Stan Page Vowell (X), Sarah Parrott (X), Mourning Parrott (mark). Witnesses: James Warrin, Byrd Link, William Link, James Smith. Recorded: 26 September 1796.
  • Bk 16, p 691. 15 August 1796 James Warren of Caswell County, North Carolina to John Reynolds of Halifax for 70 pounds, 136 acres on Dry Creek on South side of Dan River bounded by Roger Atkinson, Alexander Shaw, Timothy Hold, land West in occupancy of William Juniel. Witnesses: James Warrin, John Parrott, William Warrin. Recorded: 26 September 1796.
  • Bk 19, p 347. 11 August 1802 Ledford Parrott by his power of attorney, Charles Bostick, of Rutherford County, North Carolina to John Link Sr. of Halifax County, Virginia for 61.13.4 pounds, 21 acres adjacent William Times, John Link, formerly occupied by John Parrott, deceased, and by him willed to Ledford Parrott and other children. Signed: Ledford Parrott (Seal), Charles Bostick. Witnesses: William Chambers, Ransom Turner, Thomas Link. Charles Bostick acknowledges receipt of money. Recorded: 27 September 1802.
  • Bk 19, p 348. 7 July 1802 Elijah Parrott of Chatham County, Georgia to John Link Sr. of Halifax County, Virginia for 6.13.4 pounds, 21 acres adjacent William Turner and said John Link, part of the tract of land formerly held by John Parrott, deceased, and by him willed to the aforementioned Elijah and other children legatees of said Parrott, deceased. Signed: Elijah Parrott. Witnesses: Thomas Watkins, Lip. Link, John Link (mark). Recorded: 27 September 1802.
  • Bk 41, p 33. 15 April 1833 Latney Parrott of Halifax County to William Stanfield Jr. of same and Robert Stanfield for $40.29, one sorrel horse five years old, one poled cow. Latney indebted to William Stanfield Jr. for $40.29. Sale to be done at Samuel Brandon. Signed: Latney Parrott (mark). Witnesses: James C. Bruce, John S. Stanfield, David S. Irvine, Stephen Palmer. Recorded: 22 April 1833.

Marriages 1753-1940

  • 22 Dec 1739. James Parrott to Katherine Parrott
  • Bk 1, p 4. 12 December 1780 Lewis Parrott to Sarah Scoggan. Surety: John Morefield. Witness: Henry Goare.
  • Bk 1, p 9. 27 November 1786 Reuben Graves to Elizabeth Yarborough. Surety: Henry Hopson. Witnesses: E. Parrot, John Dial, J.T. Turner. Elizabeth signs her own consent. Married: 28 November by Reverend James Watkins.
  • Bk 1, p 13. 5 May 1788 William Smart to Elizabeth Parrott. Reverend: William P. Martin. Surety: Jesse Spradling, Elizabeth signs own consent. Issued: 2 February 1788.
  • Bk 1, p 26. 11 January 1787 Esom Graves to Judith Parrott. Reverend: James Watkins. Ministers' Returns.
  • Bk 1, p 47. 22 December 1789 James Parrott to Katherine Parrott. Reverend: Reuben Pickett. Ministers' Returns.
  • Bk 1, p 106. 8 February 1795 Page Vowell to Nancy Parrot. Reverend: James Watkins. Ministers' Returns.
  • Bk 3, p 39. 8 January 1867 Louis Parrott to Mary Puryear.
  • Bk 3, p 63. 14 December 1870 Wm. H. Murray (Howard?) to Mary Parrott.
  • Bk 3, p 107. 31 December 1878 Richard Parrott to Narcissa G. Wilkerson.
  • Bk 3, p 137. 6 October 1884 John Pool to Anna Parrott.
  • Bk 3.5, p 55. 27 December 1897 G. W. Loftis to Sarah Francis Parrett.
  • Bk 3.5, p 57. 4 April 1898 James Parrott to Ida S. Wilkerson.
  • Bk 5, p 69. 20 December 1921 Louis Peyton Parrott to Roena O' Geary.
  • Bk 5, p 89. 26 May 1923 Walter Thomas Suitt to Bessie Florence Parrott.
  • Bk 7, p 5. 15 March 1930 Luther Parrott to Bessie Owen Walker.
  • Bk 8, p 68. 6 October 1934 Bailey O. Parrott to Lois Catherine Newton.
  • Bk 8, p 135. 15 March 1935 Cleo Parrott to Mary Lee Gillis.
  • Bk 8, p 151. 25 May 1935 Thomas Spencer Parrott to Fannie Lee Bohanon.
  • Bk 9 p 280. 26 May 1940 Avis Byron Parrott to Eleene Brogden.

Military Records
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  • Lewis Parrott- Private, Revolution, 1778-1781, (S45897)

  • Virginia to wit: On this 29th day of November 1832 Personally appeared before the Court of Halifax County, Lewis Parrott a resident of the County & State aforesaid, aged 77 years who being duly sworn according to Law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed the 7th of June 1832.

    This affidavit states that about the year 1778 or 79 he served in the Militia under the command of Capt. Watlington marching to Hillsborough and was the(n) under Genl. Green and Col. Green. From thence crossing Haw River, and from thence to Pedeee River at Massies' ferry and was detailed to collect beeves for the use of the army until Genl. Gates was defeated then returned to Hillsborough and from thence commenced his march to New Gardens in Guilford but his tour of duty expired before he got there and was discharged for a tour of three months

    That about the time Genl. Green pursued the British from Halifax County to Guilford in 1781 he volunteered under Capt. Bird Wall joined Genl. Green's Army the South side of Dan River at a place called "Wiley's old race paths" and from there crossed Haw River at the Highrock ford, and after a reinforcement from Mecklenburg by Col. Munford, marched to Guilford and was in an engagement that after the Battle of Guilford, returned to the Ironworks, and from thence down Deep River to Ramsey's Mills and was discharged after serving a tour of three months making six months of service as soldier in Revolutionary War.

    That he was born in Mecklenburg County and State of Virginia the 4th of March in the year of our Lord 1755 according to “his father's Register”. That he has no documentary evidence of his Services.

    That he lived in Halifax County State of Virginia until the close of the War. Then became a resident of North Carolina until with in, three years he became a resident of Halifax County and is now a resident of the Same. That he had but little knowledge of the regular Officers and Soldiers. That he knows no person at this time living, by whom he can prove his Services. That he hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a Pension or annuity except the Present and that his name is not on the Pension Roll of the Agency of any States. Signed: Lewis Parrott.

    We William Scott & John Arrington, residing in the County of Halifax and State of Virginia hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Lewis Parrott who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be 77 years of age, that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a Soldier of the Revolution and that we concur in that opinion. Signed: William (X) Scott, John (X) Arrington.

    And the said Court is hereby declare their opinion after the investigation of the matter, and after putting the interrogations prescribed by the war department that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary Soldier and served as he states. And the Court further certifies that it appears to them that William Scott & John Arrington who have signed the preceding certificate are residents of Halifax County and State aforesaid and are credible persons and that their Statement is entitled to attest.

    I Samuel Williams, clerk of the Court of Halifax County, do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the Said Court in the matter of the application of Lewis Parrott for a Pension. In testimony whereof, I have herewith set my hand and State of Office this 12th day of December 1832. Samuel Williams.

    • Pension: 15 February 1833 for $20 per year retroactive to 4 March 1831
    • 4 September 1841 to 4 March 1842, 6 months $10
    • Affidavit: 7 day of April 1842 appeared Lewis Parrott who claimed he is identical person who qualified for pension of $20 per year retroactive to 4 March 1831, and that he now resides in Caswell County, North Carolina for three years. Signed: Lewis Parrott (X).
    • Power of Attorney to Samuel Winfree 7 April 1842 for purpose of collecting pension. Signed: Lewis Parrott (X).
    • Check to Bank of Richmond for $10.00 on 14 April 1842 for pension 4 September 1841 to 4 March 1842, 6 months

  • Reuben Parrott- Private, Revolution 1780-1781 (S7292)

  • State of North Carolina Cabarrus County October Sessions 1832. On this 18th day of October in the year of our Lord 1832 personally appeared in open Court before the distinguished – in Court ---. Reubin Parrot a resident of the County & State aforesaid aged 70 years 6 months and being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7 1832.

    That he entered the Service of the United States under the following named officer and served us herin stated. The deponent says that he resided in the State of Virginia Halifax County that in the year 1780 the month not recalled he was drafted for three months and entered the Service under Colonel Peter Rogers & Captain Overton and march to Portsmouth and lay there the three months & was discharged by he said Captain Overton and returned home.

    He further says that sometime in the month of March 1781 he was again drafted for three months and marched to Gilford County, N.C. under General Stevens & Captain Wall and was in the battle of Gilford and at the end of the said three months was discharged by said Captain Wall and returned home.

    He further says that in the month of September same year (1781) he was again drafted for three months and march to Yorktown under Colonel Nathe Cook and Captain Wall. When he arrived at Yorktown was commanded by General Lawson and General George Washington, commander and chief and was in the battle of said Yorktown and frequently saw General Washington touring the siege and sometime after the surrender of Cornwallis was discharged but being a stranger does not recollect by whom he returned home marking in the whole of his services nine months to the best of his recollection.

    He further declares that he received a written discharge at the time and of each tour of service but he has lost each of them. He further states has no documentary --- & that he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his Services. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension of annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State. Sworn 4 April this day and year aforesaid. Test. James Spears. Signed: Reuben (P) Parrot.

    In the said Court do hereby declare their opinion after the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogations prescribed by the war department that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary Soldier and served as he states. The Court further certifies that it appears to them that D. Duncan and E. Faut who has signed the --- certificate are both clergymen resident in the State of South Carolina Chester District and that their statement is --- to attest. Natha. Sims Ck.

    I Jas. G. Spears, clerk of the Court of pleas and quarter sessions do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the Said Court in the matter of the application of Reuben Parrot for a Pension. In testimony whereof, I have herewith set my hand and State of Office this 16th day of October 1832. James G. Spears CK.

    In answers to the objections in the declaration of Reubin Parrot for a pension of 9 months.Q. When and in what year were you born. A. I was born in Mecklenburg County and State of Virginia on 14 day of February 1762. Q. Have you any record of your age and if so where is it. A. There was a record of my age in my father's family record with the rest of my father's family which record my youngest brother got in his possession and my brother not living at this time in this section of country. I know not whith he yet has it or not. Q. How were you called into service. Were you drafted. Did you volunteer or were you a substitute. A. I was drafted for each term of duty which I served. Q. State the name of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood and who can testify as to your character for veracity and their belief of your Service as a Soldier of the Revolution. A. I refer to D. Duncan and E. Fant both Clergymen resident with the State of South Carolina Chester District for my veracity. The reason that I refer to those men of South Carolina for my veracity is that I have been a resident of the State for a number of times past on till a short time past (since I have been a resident I the County of Cabarrus & State of N.C.) that ---- is much better acquainted with me then can find in the neighborhood where I now live. Sworn to and subscribed the 28 day of March 1833, Signed: Reuben (P) Parrot. Attest: Nathl. Sims. State of North Carolina Cabarrus County I James G. Spears clerk of the court of pleas and quarter sessions for said county do hereby certify that Nathaniel Sims whose signature appears above and who attested the foregoing signature, is an acting Justice of the peace in and for said county commissioned and qualified & that the foregoing signature pertaining to be his is genuine. In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and affixed the sael of my office at Concord this 4th day of April 1833. James G. Spears. CK.

    • Pension: 7 June 1832 for $30 per year retroactive to 4 March 1831
    • Check to Bank of State of North Carolina at Fayetteville for $15 on 26 December 1835 for pension from 4 March 1835 to 4 September 1835.
    PUBLIC SERVICE CLAIMS

    • Rhodam Parrott - 6 September 1783
      • 42.5 Bushels of Indian Corn @ 5 pounds 6 shillings 3 pence, 25 Bushels of Indian Corn
      • Furnished to the militia 2 pounds 13 shillings
      • 100 pounds fodder @ 3 pounds 2 shillings 6 pence
      • 85 pounds of Bacon (Southward Expedition) @ 4 pounds 5 shillings
    • Elijah Parrott - 6 September 1783, 16 September 1783
      • 21 pounds of Bacon (Southward Expedition) @ 1 pound 1 shilling

    HALIFAX MILITIA

    • Elijah Parrott
    • Lewis Parrott
    • Ludford Parrott

    Clay, Robert Y. 1999. A list of the mens names belong to Majr. Jones battalion of militia who have deserted, distinguishing those who carried on their arms & from those who did not, also those who deserted from this point- Cabin Point 23 February 1781. Virginia Genealogist 43(3):225

    • 2. Ludford Parrott, Halifax County, No Guns, No Bayonets, No Catrooch Box, No Flints, No Cartriges, No From Post
    • 7. Elijah Parrott, Halifax County, 1 Guns, No Bayonets, 1 Catrooch Box, 2 Flints, No Cartriges, No From Post
    • 16. Reubin Graves, Halifax County, 1 Guns, No Bayonets, 1 Catrooch Box, 2 Flints, No Cartriges, No From Post

    Gwathmey, John Hastings. 1938. Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution: soldiers, sailors, marines, 1775-1783. Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., [reprinted 1973].

    • James Parrott, Private, War Department

    Bockstruck, Lloyd Dewitt. 1998. Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants: Awarded by State Governments. Genealogical Pub Co.

    • James Parrott, Virginia, Private, 31 July 1784, 100 acres

    Tax & Other Records
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    THE TEN THOUSAND NAME PETITION (Magazine of Virginia Genealogy. 1999. 37:149)
    The final petition regarding religious toleration or freedom presented to the House of Burgesses by the Baptists read on 13 June 1775

    • James Parrott
    • Thos. Parrott

    1782 HEADS OF FAMILIES
    Name # White # Black
    Ruth Parrott 11 1
    Lewis Parrott 4
    Rhodman Pairott 3 4
    Nathaniel Pairott 12

    1782 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST
    Name Free Males Slaves Horses Mules Cattle
    Nathaniel Parrot 2 4 6
    Ledford Parrott 1 2 7
    Catherine Parrott 1 1 1 4
    Ruth Parrott 1 5 16
    Parret Prindle 1 1 5
    Rodeham Parrott 1 5 5
    Rodham Parrott
    (for Glasscock)
    1 23 4 20
    Parrott Prindle 1 1 5
    Lewis Parrott 1 1 4
    Joel Parrott 1 1 4

    1782 LAND TAX LIST
    Name Acres
    Ruth Parrott 200

    1783 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST
    Name Free Males Slaves Horses Mules Cattle District
    Rodham Parrott 1 1 3 3 7 Edmund King (2)
    Ruth Parrott 1 1 5 16 Marmaduke Stanfield (5)
    Joel Parrott 2 6 John P. Smith (11)
    Catherine Parrott 1 (Fralow) 1 4 John P. Smith (11)
    Ledford Parrott 1 5 Joseph Haynes (12)

    1783 LAND TAX LIST
    Name Acres
    Ruth Parrott 200
    Joel Parrott 100
    Rodham Parrott 100

    1784 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST
    Name Free Males
    over 21
    Slaves
    16 & over
    Slaves
    16 & under
    Horses Cattle District
    Rhodam Parrott 1 2 4 2 4 Unknown (2)
    Lewis Parrott 1 1 2 Moses Fontaine (3)
    Joel Parrott 1 1 1 2 5 Moses Fontaine (3)
    Samuel Clay
    (Ledford Parrott
    listed w/ Proprietor)
    2 7 10 6 38 Jno. P. Smith (10)
    Ledford Parrott 1 Jno. P. Smith (10)
    Catherine Parrott
    (Widow)
    1 (Fritter) 1 7 Jno. P. Smith (10)
    Ruth Parrott 1 (Rhoda) 3 14 Marmaduke Stanfield (12)
    Elijah Parrott 1 1 Marmaduke Stanfield (12)

    1784 LAND TAX LIST
    Name Acres
    Ruth Parrott 200
    Joel Parrott 100
    Rodham Parrott 100

    1785 HEADS OF FAMILIES - WHITE PERSONS & HOUSES
    Name Whites Dwellings Other buildings List
    Rhodham Parrott 4 2 Cabbins James Bates
    Catharine Parrott 3 Jno. P. Smith
    Elisha Parrott 5 1 Jere. Pate

    1785 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST
    Name Free males
    over 21
    Slaves
    over 16
    Slaves
    under 16
    Horses, mares,
    colts & mules
    Cattle District
    Joel Parrott 1 1 1 3 4 3
    Ruth Parrott 1 2 12 3
    Rodham Parrott 1 2 5 3 4 12
    Parrott Prindiley 1 4 12
    Catherine Parrott 1 1 7 15

    1785 LAND TAX LIST
    Name Acres
    Ruth Parrott 200
    Joel Parrott 100
    Rodham Parrott 100

    1786 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST
    Name Free males
    over 21
    Blacks
    over 16
    Blacks
    under 16
    Horses, mares,
    colts & mules
    Cattle
    Rodham Parrott 1 2 5 3 6
    Ruth Parrott 1 2 12

    1786 LAND TAX LIST
    Name Acres
    Ruth Parrott 200
    Joel Parrott 100
    Rodham Parrott 100

    1787 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST - A, ("THOMAS H. WOODING, THE NORTH DISTRICT")
    Name White males
    over 21
    Free males
    16 - 21
    Blacks
    over 16
    Blacks
    under 16
    Horses, mares,
    colts & mules
    Cattle Date
    Ludford Parrott 1 3 13 03/30
    Rodham Parrott 1 5 2 7 05/25
    Parrott Pringle 1 2 05/26

    1787 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST - B, ("WILLIAM ROBERTS, THE SOUTH DISTRICT")
    Name White males
    over 21
    Free males
    16 - 21
    Blacks
    over 16
    Blacks
    under 16
    Horses, mares,
    colts & mules
    Cattle Date
    Ruth Parrot 1 1 2 15 07/08
    Elijah Parrot 1 1 07/08

    1787 LAND TAX LIST
    Name Acres District
    Joel Parrott 100 B
    Ruth Parrott 100 B
    Rodham Parrott 140 B

    1788 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST

    Name
    White males
    over 21
    Free males
    16 - 21
    Blacks
    over 16
    Blacks
    under 16
    Horses, mares,
    colts & mules

    Tax list
    Rodham Parrott 1 1 2 2 A
    Parrott Pringle 1 1 1 A
    Ruth Parrott (1 son) 1 1 2 B
    Elijah Parrott 1 B
    Ledford Parrott 1 1 3 B

    1788 LAND TAX LIST
    Name Acres District
    Rodham Parrott 140 A
    Joel Parrott 100 B
    Ruth Parrott 200 B
    Elijah Parrott 100 B

    1789 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST
    Name White males
    over 21
    Free males
    16 - 21
    Blacks
    over 16
    Blacks
    under 16
    Horses, mares,
    colts & mules
    Tax list
    Parrott Prindle 2 1 A
    Rodham Parrott 1 3 1 3 A
    Leadford Parrott 1 3 B
    John Parrott 1 1 B
    Ruth W. Parrott 1 1 2 B
    John Parrott 1 2 C
    James Parrott 1 C
    Ruth Parrott 1 2 C

    1789 LAND TAX LIST
    Name Acres District
    Rodham Parrott 140 A
    Ruth Parrott 200 B
    Elijah Parrott 100 B
    Joel Parrott 100 B

    1790 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST
    Name White males
    over 21
    Free males
    16 - 21
    Blacks
    over 16
    Blacks
    under 16
    Horses, mares,
    colts & mules
    Tax list
    Parrott Prindle 1 1 1 A
    Rodham Parrott 1 2 0 4 A

    1790 LAND TAX LIST
    Name Acres District
    Rodham 140 A
    Ruth Parrott 200 B
    Joel Parrott 100 B
    John Parrott fr. Elijah Parrott 100 B

    1791 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST
    Name White males
    over 21
    Free males
    16 - 21
    Blacks
    over 16
    Blacks
    under 16
    Horses, mares,
    colts & mules
    Tax list
    Rodham Parrott 1 2 2 1 4 A

    1791 LAND TAX LIST
    Name Acres District
    Rodham Parrott 140 A
    John Parrott 100 B
    Ruth Parrott 200 B
    Joel Parrott 100 B

    1792 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST
    Name Free males
    16 - 21
    Blacks
    over 16
    Blacks
    under 16
    Horses, mares,
    colts & mules
    Tax list
    Rodham Parrott 1 2 2 2 A
    Ruth Parrott 1 2 B
    John Parrott 1 2 B

    1792 LAND TAX LIST
    Name Acres District
    Rodham Parrott 140 A
    John Parrott 100 B
    Ruth Parrott 200 B
    Joel Parrott 100 B

    1793 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST
    Name Free males
    16 - 21
    Blacks
    over 16
    Blacks
    under 16
    Horses, mares,
    colts & mules
    Tax list
    Rodham Parrott 1 2 2 3 A
    John Parrott 1 2 B
    Ruth Parrott 1 2 B

    1793 LAND TAX LIST
    Name Acres District
    Rodham Parrott 140 A
    John Parrott 100 B
    Ruth Parrott 200 B
    Joel Parrott 100 B

    1794 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST
    Name Free males
    16 - 21
    Blacks
    over 16
    Blacks
    under 16
    Horses, mares,
    colts & mules
    Tax list
    John Parrott 1 2 B
    Ruth Parrott 1 2 B

    1794 LAND TAX LIST
    Name Acres District
    Rodham Parrott 140 A
    John Parrott 100 B
    Ruth Parrott 200 B
    Joel Parrott 100 B

    1795 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST
    Name Free males
    16 - 21
    Blacks
    over 16
    Blacks
    under 16
    Horses, mares,
    colts & mules
    Tax list
    John Parrott 1 2 B
    Ruth Parrott 1 2 B

    1795 LAND TAX LIST
    Name Acres District
    John Parrott 100 B
    Ruth Parrott 200 B
    Joel Parrott 100 B

    1796 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST
    Name Free males
    16 - 21
    Blacks
    over 16
    Blacks
    under 16
    Horses, mares,
    colts & mules
    Tax list
    John Parrott 1 2 B
    Ruth Parrott 4 1 2 B

    1796 LAND TAX LIST
    Name Acres District
    Ruth Parrott 200 B
    Joel Parrott 100 B

    1797 LAND TAX LIST
    Name Acres District
    John Parrott 100 B
    Ruth Parrott 74 B
    Joel Parrott 100 B

    1798, 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802 & 1803 LAND TAX LISTS
    Name Acres District
    Ruth Parrott 74 B
    Joel Parrott 100 B

    1804 LAND TAX LIST
    Name Acres District
    Ruth Parrott 74 B
    Joel Parrott
    (crossed out)
    100 B

    1805 LAND TAX LIST
    Name Acres District
    Ruth Parrott 74 B

    1832 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST
    Name White Persons Horses
    Latney Parrott 1 2

    1833 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST
    Name White Persons Horses
    Latney Parrott 1 1

    1846 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST
    Name White Persons Horses
    Micajah Parrott 1 0

    1847 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST
    Name White Persons Date
    Micajah Parrott 1 17 February
    Latney Parrott 1 1 April

    Wills 1752 - 1820
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    • Bk 1, 23. 17 November 1770 Account of Sales of Benjamin Smith, Names mentioned as purchasers: ... Thorpe Parrot, ... . Returned: 19 August 1773.
    • Bk 1, 181. 18 February 1777 Will of John Parrott "...being very sick and weak in body..." I lend to my dearly beloved wife Ruth Parrott my land and movable estate during her widowhood & if she should marry, what the law provides & the rest to be equally divided among my children. Executor: Wife, Ruth Parrott, Thomas Stanfield & John Link.
    • N.B. and after my wifes death her thirds to be divided amongst all my children. Witnesses: William Stanfield, Elijah Parrott, Robert Holt, Robert Stanfield, John Chambers. Presented by Ruth Parrott & Thomas Stanfield two of Executors & proved by three of the witnesses. Proved: 21 August 1777. Security: Thomas Parrott, Robert Stearman.
    • Bk 1, 215. 19 September 1777 Inventory & Appraisement of John Parrott, Among items listed: Cattle, horses, sheep, household goods, one negro woman, shewmakers tools, one mans saddle, a pair cart wheels & body, 19 hogs. Total: 260.5.0. Appraisers: William Turner, William Link, John Link. Returned: 19 March 1778.
    • Bk 1, 249. 18 February 1779 Inventory & Appraisement of James Parrott, Among items mentioned: One negro woman, hoggs, piggs, sheep, cows, cattle, oxen, horses, household furniture & plantation utinseles, 1 pair scissors, 2 Delph bowls, 1 hone & raizor, sundry books, 1 gun, 5 rush bottom chairs, 1 cealskin trunk. Total: 759.17.0. Appraisers: Robt. Throgmorton (O), Nathl. Cocke, Joseph Pulliam.
    • Bk 1, 289. July 1779 Inventory & Appraisement of James Martin, Among Items Listed: ... one smooth gun in possession of Byrd Wall ... Appraisers: Edward Morfield, John Morfield, Thomas Parrott. Returned: 21 October 1779.
    • Bk 1, 293. 21 October 1779 Further Inventory of James Parrott, Residue not before produced. Items listed: Tire iron, cart wheels, hobbs well ironed, ox yoke with ring & staple, hames & braces, parcel of shoemaker tools. Total: 78.14.0. Appraisers: Joseph Pulliam, Rob. Throgmorton (X), Nathl. Cocke.
    • Bk 1, 327. 20 April 1778 Accounts Current of James Parrott, Administrator: Thomas Parrott, To cash paid M. Marble, Thos. Parrott, cash lodged in Loan Office for W. Macon & Co., Haynes Morgon, Sherrif of Halifax (McCraw), do. (G. Hunt), Doctr. Hayes (sic), Benj. Hall, William Thompson for a coffin, R. Swepston, Thomas Dobson, to the widow 1/3 (351.10.0), (each of the following received 100.8.6.5) Thomas Parrott, Ledford Parrott, Joel Parrott, Lewis Parrott, Reuben Parrott, Latney Parrott, John Parrott. Total: 1343.11.1.3/4. By tobacco sold, amount of sales, debit brot. down. Ballance due estate: 14.11.10.1/4. Returned: 9 October 1780 by Thomas Parrott, Administrator.
    • Bk 1, 340. 26 September 1780 Account of Sales of Mr. James Whitehead, Names mentioned as purchasers: ... Rodham Parrit, ...Returned: 21 December 1780.
    • Bk 1, 391. 7 November 1780 Will of Walter Coles, ... To my son Isaac the tract of land lying in Charlotte [County] in the fork of Stanton River & Cubb Creek with plantation adjoining I bought of Parrott ... Probated: 16 November 1780.
    • Bk 1, 416. 15 August 1782 Guardian Account, Guardian: Ledford Parrott, Rubin, Latney & John Parrot, orphans of James Parrott, deceased. Reubin Parrotts part: 165.21.6 pounds, Latney Parrotts part: 287.18.7 pounds, John Parrotts part: 287.18.7 pounds,
    • N.B. the above was received in paper money about 12 months ago. Signed: L. Parrott. Paid Reubin Parrott his legacy 165.11.6 pounds. Returned: 15 August 1782.
    • Bk 2, 53. 7 September 1783 Legacy of Thorp Parrott, son of Mr. Nathl. Parrott, Chesterfield County: I do hereby certify that I paid Mr. Nathl. Parrott the sum of 7.10.0 pounds for his son Thorp Parrotts legacy left him by Jas. Martin, deceased. Signed: Jesse Cogbill. Thorp Parrott has credit by Nathl. Parrott as his guardian for 7.10 pounds received of Jesse Cogbill. Signed: Nathl. Parrott. Recorded: 18 September 1783.
    • Bk 2, 161. 15 October 1785 Will of John Chambers, ... Witnesses: Robt. Stanfield Sr., Robert Stanfield Jr., Elijah Parrott. Probated 17 November 1785.
    • Bk 2, 219. 21 September 1786 Will of Parham Booker, ... Witnesses: James Taylor, Dab. McMurphy, Judith Critenton (X), Thos. Jones, William Bostick, Nat. Parrott. Probated: 21 September 1786.
    • Bk 3, 38. Accounts Current of Partrick Boyd, Names mentioned: ... Elijah Parrott, ...
    • Bk 3, 180. 11 July 1795 Inquisition of a certain Negro fellow found drowned in a mill pond of Gereral Jones. ... 12 freeholders on the said vicinage include: Thos. Watkins, Coroner, William Rogers, Constable, Hugh Bragg, John Parrot, Rubin Graves, Esom Graves, Elliot Grey, Ighany Gray, Armistead Tur, Jonathan Martain, Plessot Turner, Sill Adams, John Adams, Dudley Farding, Ben Turner, and At--on, James Blackwell, Thomas east, Joseph May, John Adkins.
    • Bk 3, 368. 30 January 1786 Account of Sales of the Estate of Mrs. Jean (Jane) Perrin, Buyers were: ... Ledford Parrott, ... Recorded: 25 September 1797.