THE OBITUARY OF COL. JOHN PARRIOTT
Submitted by Guy Littman.
Col. John Parriott
Obituary from the Marshall Herald,
Col. John Parriott, born July 29, 1791, is dead. The announcement of this event, strikes on the mind, as a vagarie of the night, rather than a solemn reality to those who were accustomed to see him, to meet, and to be with him from time to time, and from year to year.
His death occurred at the Sprigg House in
Col. Parriott has been identified with the interests of this county, during the greater part of his life. He has at various times been a Representative in the Legislature, and also a member of the State Senate, during several terms, at various periods, and was intimately and favorably known to the leading men of the State and Nation. It was to his efforts, more than any other, that we are indebted for our separate county organization, and perhaps there was no other man then living within our territory who possessed a sufficient degree of talent, perserverance, and influence, to accomplish this result, in the face of the opposition and difficulties which were then arraying against a division of the county.
not only labored indefatigably for the organization of a county here, separate
He leaves a family, and a large circle of relatives, and friends to mourn his loss.
His remains were brought to this place on the cars, on the day of his death, and on Wednesday were consigned to the final resting place, in our village cemetery, followed by an immense procession of friends and citizens.
"After Life's fitful fever he sleeps well."
"Requiessca in pace."