Parham, James

Birth Name Parham, James
Gender male
Age at Death 74 years


James bought land, which he named High Peake, in Charles City Co, Va., in 1655. The present day site of high Peake is on Bailey's Creek, at some point between the Fort Lee military reservation and the creek's junction with the James River, on the south edge of the town of Hopewell, which is six to eight miles east of Petersburg.

IN A PEAR TREE by Marjorie Parham Hailey
"The first Parhams came to Virginia from England 'in 1655, but the first recorded mention of the surname, which means "a piece of land, enclosure, homestead, or village where pear trees grow in abundance", was in Sussex County, England, in 959. It was then spelled Perham. Other spellings through the years include Perreham, Pereham, and Perham, and several others. Pronunciation of the name also varies. In England it's Pair-um. In the United States, the British version is used as well as Parr@um, and Parr-HAM."


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1589 England    
Death 1663 Charles City,Charles City Co., Virginia    


Family of Parham, James and Holmes, Francis

Married Wife Holmes, Francis ( * 1602 + about 1663 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage   England    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Parham, Matthew16251720


    1. Parham, James
      1. Holmes, Francis
        1. Parham, Matthew