Bio of Jesse F. Parman found in HISTORY OF CALDWELL AND LIVINGSTON COUNTIES, MISSOURI 1886.Pg. 520.This must be Jesse Fowler Parman living in Mirabile, Caldwell Co, MO.
(Farmer and Stock-raiser, Section 20, Post-office, Mirabile).
Like a large portion of the people of Caldwell county, and especially of this vicinity, Mr. Parman is of Kentucky antecedents.His ancestry, however, on his father's side, dates back to England during the early part of the eighteenth century.His grandmother came originally from New Jersey.Jesse's parents were Frethias and Elizabeth (Curtis) Parman, both of Kentucky birth, the former born in 1797, and the latter March 29, 1809, in Knox county.The subject of this sketch was himself born in Kentucky, in Laurel county, July 15, 1840.The first ten years of his life were passed in the Blue Grass State.Early taught to know that honest labor was the surest course to rely upon in life, he did such duties on the farm as he was able, and in 1850 accompanied the family to Ray county, Mo.Some seventeen years later, or in 1867, he became located in this township, upon his present homestead, and here he has continued to adhere to the principles inculcated in him so long ago.Upon his farm of 180 acres he is engaged actively and industriously in raising grain, etc., and also gives considerable attention to the stock business.While living in Ray county, Mr. Parman was married, Miss Louisa Keeling becoming his wife April 12, 1863.Her birthplace and date of birth were in Todd county, Ky., in October, 1843.She was the daughter of Fleamar Keeling, born December 17, 1801 in Virginia, and Jane, nee Starker, born March 11, 1811.They have seven children:Lillie May, born September 1, 1868; John, born July 4, 1873; Mary, born October 9, 1875; Emma, born April 12, 1877; Jesse, born March 29, 1879; William, born February 6, 1881; and Oliver, born August 5, 1883.Mr Parman has occupied several positions of trust during his location here.For some time he held the position of justice of the peace by appointment and has also been assessor of this township.He is a member of the Christian Church, while his wife is connected with the same denomination.Politically he is a Greenbacker.
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