These boys are the sons of WILLIAM PARSONS 3rd marriage and MAHALA M. FRANK. William Parsons marriage license states that he is 56 years old, farmer, 3rd marriage, b. Va ((father b. England, mother b. Ireland) to Mahala M. Frank,29, b. Grayson co., Ky, (father b Breckinridge Co. Ky, mother b. Grayson co.); Wm J. McDaniel, bondsman; to be married 16 Oct 1861 at Pleasant Hill Church. Licence issued 11, Oct 1861. By the 1880 Breckinridge Co., Ky. census, Mahala has remarried to a JOSIAH DENNISON. The boys are listed as NICHOLAS PARSONS age 14, JOHN D as age 17.