Re: Joseph Parsons, York ME
Thanks for all that info.I think that you are correct about Joseph perhaps coming from Mass.I followed your lead and found Lydia Davis on the NEGHS site.Her age, birthplace and parent names do strongly suggest she is the daughter of our common Joseph and Mary Parsons.
One thing that intrigues me is that in the birth records of York for Joseph and Mary's children Joseph is indicated as Junior.I also found a death record in Gloucester for a Joseph Jr, died Feb 1807.His parents are listed (in the index - there are no images) as Benjamin and Susanna (Coas) Parsons.I thought Juniors always were sons of the same name as the father.There is a possibility that this could be our Joseph??
I am related to Joseph and Mary through their daughter Mary who married Norton Phillips, their daughter Jemima who married John Parsons, their son Norton Phillips Parsons who married Prudence Dunton and down a few more generations to myself.I guess we are cousins.
I would love to solve this mystery.