Parham, William

Birth Name Parham, William
Gender male
Age at Death about 71 years


from Carol Matlock Segrest,
Census Information
1800 Rutherford Co., NC Census pg 136
Parrum, William 2 males (0-10), 1 male (10-16), 1 male (26-45), 2 females (10-16), 2 females (26-45)
1810 Rutherford Co., NC Census pg 127
Parram, William 2 males (16-26), 1 male (45+), 1 female (45+)

Haywood Co., NC Bk A pages 452 & 453, 3/27/1817, William Parham buys 200 acres for $700 from John McClure


Haywood Co., NC - William Parham 10/20/1821 (hand note on back 1824). Names wife Peggy, plantation during her life, son William and his wife Catherine to have possession during Peggy's life at death to be sold and equally divided among heirs.

Signed William Parham
Witness: John Kimsey, Salley Holder


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1753 Virginia, USA    
Event Note

Could be where his parents married - Gloucester Co, VA, or where he married Mary Kelly - Sussex Co, VA

Death about 1824 Haywood Co, NC will probated.  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Parham, Johnabout 1725
Mother Booth, Maryabout 1720before 1805
    Brother     Parham, George
    Brother     Parham, John
    Brother     Parham, Thomas
    Brother     Parham, Matthew
         Parham, William about 1753 about 1824
    Sister     Parham, Anne


Family of Parham, William and Mitchell?, Peggy

Married Wife Mitchell?, Peggy ( * about 1750 + before 1836 )

Married twice? Hannah Mabry may have been his first wife, but all the birthdates of his children are 1779 and later when he was married to Peggy. Peggy went with him to Haywood Co, NC and died there in 1836, so she must be the mother of his children.
Bo Smith believes they were never officially married as he was already married to Mary Kelly in Sussex Co., VA.
[kdd: No - this was a different William Parham who died in Sussex Co ,VA ]

In agreement apparently is the late Bo Smith, Parham genealogist, who wrote "A Few Descendants of William Parham..."

A William Parham married Margaret Spain in 1790 Sussex, but they are not these -

A descendancy report on Littleton Parham:

Name Birth Date Death Date
Parham, Poseyabout 1779
Parham, Martha17801865
Parham, Mitchell1787after 1850
Parham, Littleton1789-08-31about 1860
Parham, Elizabeth1790
Parham, Williamabout 1795