Leah Parrish

Female 1817 - 1884  (67 years)


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  • Name Leah Parrish 
    Born 11 Feb 1817  Madison County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Nov 1884  Near Saint Johns Switch, Shelby, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Age:67
      Age:67
    Person ID I3203  McKelleb
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2018 

    Father Edmund Parrish,   b. Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Campbell 
    Married 13 Jan 1842  Shelby County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F1523  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martin Stephens,   b. 12 Nov 1820, Linx, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1854  Shelby County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Catherine Stephens,   b. 18 Jan 1855, Shelby County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1939, Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Frank B. Stephens,   b. 3 Aug 1866, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1955, Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F1522  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Leah Parrish Campbell Stephens = JayBParrish_1 owner shared on 15 Nov 2012.jpg
    Leah Parrish Campbell Stephens = JayBParrish_1 owner shared on 15 Nov 2012.jpg

  • Notes 
    • The Shelby Democrat? Thursday, December 4, 1884 Page 3, column 5 ------------ IN MEMORIAM ------------ Mrs. LeahStephens died November 27th, 1884, at her residence near St. John's Switch, aged sixty-seven years, six months and sixteen days.The remains were interred in the family graveyard November 29th,1884. The deceased was born in Madison county, Kentucky, May 11, 1817. Her maiden name was Leah Parrish Her father, Edmund Parrish, moved from Kentucky to this county in 1823, and settled on Blue River, southwest of Shelbyville. He afterwards entered a tract of land near St. John's Switch, where he lived until his death. She, being the oldest of the family, was required to labor in and outdoors, which was the custom of the day. From youth she was aspiring, possessing the power s of acquisition by economy and perseverance in early life, she became the owner of real estate. She was twice married during life. For several years past the organs of the viscera had been afflicted and though able physicians were procured, temporary relief only could be given. Finally her disease became serious. No definite conclusion was given as to the character of her disease which was probably cancer of the stomach. To the day of her death she was patient in suffering, always extending her hand in friendship to her many friends. On various occasions she referred to the fact that the end was near at hand, but at the same time expressing her willingness to accept what the Lord in his infinite wisdom would send upon her. To her brother, to her daughter and to the one who held her dearer than all others, we would say in the language of Lowell: "Tis hard at first to see it alright, In vain Faith blow sher trump to summon back Her scattered troop; yet through the clouded glass Of our own bitter tears we learn to look, Undazzled on the kindness of God's face, Faith is too dark, and heaven alone shines through." Contributed by Barb Huff