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Husband: Joseph Parsons
Born: 1618 in Great Torrington (?), Devonshire, England Married: 02 NOV 1646 (3) Died: 09 OCT 1683 Father: Mother: Spouses:
"He was known as Cornet Joseph, from the military title which he, in later years, bore; the Cornet being the color-bearer and third in command in a British troop or regiment of cavalry."
Immigration: about 1635
One source says he "came over with William Pynchon, the leader of th eSpringfield colonists, who was one of the patentees of the grant by the Crown to the Massachusetts Bay Company, and a fellow passenger with Winthrop, who came over in 1630."
Milit-Beg: 1672, Seved in French and Indian wars
1672-1678 "he was a Cornet of the Hamshire Troop, commanded by Capt. John Pynchon, the first troop of horse formed in Western Massachusetts, and in 1679, he was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston, the first regularly organized military company in America."
Name: Mary Parsons
Henry Parsons, A. M., Parsons family: descendants of Cornet Joseph Parsons, Springfield 1636 - Northampton, 1655 (Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, New York, 1912).