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Parsons, Lewis Eliphaletlocked

(28 April 1817–08 June 1895)
  • Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins

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Parsons, Lewis Eliphalet (28 April 1817–08 June 1895), provisional governor of Alabama (1865), provisional governor of Alabama (1865), was born in Lisle, New York, the eldest son of Erastus Bellamy Parsons, a farmer and a descendant of Jonathan Edwards, and Jennett Hepburn. Educated in New York public schools, Parsons read law in New York and Philadelphia. In 1840 he moved to Talladega, Alabama, and formed a successful law partnership with Alexander White. In 1841 he married Jane Chrisman, with whom he had seven children. Active as a Whig and then as a Know-Nothing, he was a presidential elector for ...

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