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Consider Parish Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1946

In this letter to John Mitchie, Reverend Consider Parish reports the formation of the Montgomery County Bible Society (an auxiliary of the American Bible Society) on June 17, 1837. The original letter was signed by Reverend H. F. Beaumont (President), John McHeage (Treasurer), and Reverend Consider Parish (Corresponding and Recording Secretary).

Dates

  • 1837 July 6

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In this letter to John Mitchie, Reverend Consider Parish reports the formation of the Montgomery County Bible Society (an auxiliary of the American Bible Society) on June 17, 1837. The original letter was signed by Reverend H. F. Beaumont (President), John McHeage (Treasurer), and Reverend Consider Parish (Corresponding and Recording Secretary).

Biographical/Historical Note

Consider Parish was born to Oliver and Anna (Parsons) Parish on December 10, 1806 in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. He graduated from Williams College in 1828 and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1831. He taught language at Nashville University for two years before he was licensed to preach by the Nashville Presbytery in 1833. He began his career as a minister in Clarksville, Tennessee in 1834 and moved to Holly Springs, Mississippi, in 1837. He moved again, this time to Clinton, Mississippi, in 1847. Here, he served as the President of Mississippi College (1848 to 1850) and continued his religious work. He moved to Jackson, Mississippi in 1871 and again to Greenwood, Mississippi in 1877. He returned to Clarksville, Tennessee in 1883 and died there on November 17, 1887.

Parish was married five times. His first wife was Sara Ann Niles, who he married on May 23, 1838. The couple had two known children, Robert and William Henry. His second wife was Catherine S. Marr, who he married on December 11, 1842, and his third wife was Mrs. Mary R. Marsh, who he married on December 17, 1848. Consider and Mary had one daughter, Mary Ann. His fourth wife was Mrs. Sarah Thornton, who he married in 1854, and his his fifth and final wife was Jennie Weedy [also spelled Needy], who he married on August 8, 1866. He and Jennie had one son, Chester Consider.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections purchased this letter in June of 1993.

Digitized Materials

This collection was digitized as part of the Tennessee Documentary History project. These digital materials can be accessed through the project’s webpage located at http://diglib.lib.utk.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=tdh;cc=tdh;tpl=home.tpl

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
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