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Crrie Kahler All that I know about my great grand father, John Parrish, was that he traveled the countryside breaking horses for ranchers. When he arrived in Georgetown, Texas, he met twin sisters, Eola and Viola (maiden name Harris). John married Eola who was a widow (Mears was her married name) and who already had 8 children with Mr. Mears. Together John and Eola had 5 more. Their names were Gentry, Jo, Ethel, Ollie, Saunders (who they called Buck). John left one day to find work but never returned to the family until all were grown. I don't know where he was originally from, where he went or where he is buried. I'd like to know if there are more family members I don't know about.
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Fredric Forney John Yost Cort was born 16 Nov 1737, died 22 Nov 1827, and married Margaret Kemerer, date unknown. He has been declared a Patriot by the Sons of the American Revolution for services rendered during the American Revolution.

Would like to share any information others may have on this family line, as I am a direct descendant from John Yost.

Also, would like to procure a good, published genealogy of the Cort family, that would encompass John Yost and his descendants for at least the next two or three generations. Any suggestions?
Mar 15, 2008 · Reply
Jason Nichols Descendants of John Nichols

1. JOHN NICHOLS was born 1769 in Virginia, and died 1851 in Barren Co. Ky. He married NANCY R. BURCH Abt. 1793 in Amherst Co., Virginia, daughter of LEONARD BURCH and MONICA WEBSTER. She was born Abt. 1780 in Charles County Maryland, and died 1866 in Barren Co. Ky.

Burial: Bowles Family Cemetery, Barren Co. Ky.

Children of JOHN NICHOLS and NANCY BURCH are:

2. i. ELIZABETH2 NICHOLS, b. Barren Co. Kentucky; d. August 30, 1842.

3. ii. WILLIAM FRANKLIN NICHOLS, b. August 01, 1794, Virginia; d. March 05, 1847, Boone Co., Missouri.

4. iii. ELIAS LACY NICHOLS, b. January 27, 1798, Virginia; d. January 10, 1876, Barren Co. Ky..

5. iv. RICHARD NICHOLS, b. 1799; d. Bef. 1831, Barren Co. Kentucky.

v. JOHN JR. NICHOLS, b. February 12, 1800.

6. vi. ANNE NICHOLS, b. September 14, 1801, Virginia; d. June 19, 1883, Linn Oregan.

7. vii. PHILLIP MATTHEW NICHOLS, b. May 29, 1802, Virginia; d. June 06, 1850, Barren Co. Kentucky.

8. viii. GEORGE W. NICHOLS, b. 1805, Barren Co. Kentucky; d. Barren Co. Kentucky.

9. ix. THOMAS NICHOLS, b. 1807, Barren Co. Kentucky; d. Abt. 1885, Barren Co. Kentucky.

10. x. ABNER K. NICHOLS, b. May 20, 1810, Kentucky; d. October 17, 1867, Barren Co. Ky..

11. xi. MARY "POLLY" NICHOLS, b. February 22, 1811, Charles Co. Maryland; d. August 27, 1883, Barren Co. Ky..

xii. LEROY NICHOLS, b. February 26, 1817, Barren Co. Kentucky; d. March 15, 1898, Barren Co. Kentucky; m. MARGARET A. MORRISON, November 10, 1841, Barren Co. Kentucky; b. June 22, 1817; d. September 01, 1894, Barren Co. Kentucky.

Census shows no issue, but kept children of his sisters Eliza Jane and Elizabeth at various times.

Burial: Bowles Family Cemetery, Barren Co. Ky.

12. xiii. ELIZA JANE NICHOLS, b. Abt. 1819, Barren Co. Kentucky; d. Abt. 1850, Barren Co. Kentucky.
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John Tarpey This is for all the Tarpey's of the world. I don't know if down the road we as a name were ever related but our names are the same. I am John Patrick Tarpey Jr and this is my story. I will start by saying that my father, John Patrick Tarpey Sr., Phillipsburg, NJ, is a retired Army Sergeant with 20 years of military sevice as an MP (Military Police). He served from 1955 to 1975. He is alive and well in Leavenworth, Kansas. My brother Edward James Tarpey, Fort Lee, VA, served from 1980 to 1982 and was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne. We actually served at Fort Bragg together. I was born in Larochelle, France, when my father was stationed there in 1958. I grew up an army brat and at 17 years of age I followed in my fathers foot steps. I joined the Army in 1975 as an Infantry man and finished my career as a U.S. Paratrooper, Jumpmaster, in 1995. I am a veteran of Desert Storm and traveled and trained all over the world. The military was always apart of my life and always will. I will always defend my country and I will always look after the veterans who have chosen to defend Her to. This is but a short on some Tarpey's in military history, however, as a country goes and grows the Tarpey's have been apart of that history.
Jul 11, 2008 · Reply
Valerie Hess John Dolan lived in Amboy, Il. He was a farmer. He enlisted in the Union Army in 1862. He was a sargeant in the volunteer infntry. he got out of the army in 1863 because of broncitis.
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