Susan: I am delighted to see your posting.I have been researching my paternal Parliament ancestors for almost two years and have come upon ambigious information.
The pension papers I have copies of for John Parliament (Civil War Vet) and my great grand uncle show Mary Murphy as his childless spouse. Records indicated that their child Maggie died as an infant.Your search clearly shows she did not as you are living proof!
Other records in NJ show Joseph (my great grandfather) as marrying Mary Murphy..and John not having a wife? However I also have a copy of John and Mary Murphy's marriage certificate.So perhaps the names Joseph & John got confused somewhere.
In addition I have pics of Nancy Hammel and Joseph Parliament- John's brother (my great grandparents) headstones in Sparta Cemetery in Sparta NJ.Nancy died prior to 1890 when Joseph came to Yonkers NY.Joseph was predeceased byhis son my grandfather David Parliament in 1914.He was a member of the city's first organized police department and had an inspectors funeral.Joseph died in Yonkers but was interred with his wife Nancy Hammel Parliament in Sparta Cemetary in 1918.
Your posting cited John's wife as being Jane C...I think it was Mary Jane Murphy.What I find most interesting is the three children you found one being Maggie your great grandmother who I thought died as an infant.Johns CW pension papers shows no children.But the dates of birth are after the Civil War.Could John have had 2 wives?The first being Mary Murphy and the second being Jane C?
I know my grandfather David Parliament son of Joseph was born in Hardyston NJ and his certificate of birth shows his mother as Nancy Hammel.David and all his children including my father are interred in Westchester County cemeteries and were raised as Catholics as grandfather David married an Irish Catholic from Mt Hope NJ Mary Morrissey.He converted and married in Yonkers NY at the Church of the Sacred Heart.All their children and grandchildren and great grandchildren are Catholics.
I would so like to share other information I have with you. My email is email@example.com