REFERENCE BOOKS


A GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND, SHOWING THREE GENERATIONS OF THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE MAY, 1692, ON THE BASIS OF FARMER'S REGISTER. Compiled by James Savage, Former President of the Massachusetts historical Society and Editor of Winthrop's History of New England. Published by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1981.

CORNET JOSEPH PARSONS; One of the Founders of Springfield and Northampton, Massachusetts, (Springfield, 1636, Northampton, 1655). An Historical Sketch From Original Sources, Viz., Town, County, Court, and Private Records. Compiled by Henry M. Burt and published by Albert Ross Parsons, Garden City, Long Island, NY, 1898.

DWIGHT'S HISTORY OF THE STRONG FAMILY, Volume I: The History if the Descendants of Elder John Strong of Northampton, MA. Compiled by Benjamin W. Dwight, 1871, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MA, 1984.

DWIGHT'S HISTORY OF THE STRONG FAMILY, Volume II: The History if the Descendants of Elder John Strong of Northampton, MA. Compiled by Benjamin W. Dwight, 1871, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MA, 1984.

FAMILIES OF EARLY HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT. Compiled by Lucius Barnes Barbour. Published by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1982. California State Library System, Sutro Library, San Francisco, CA, call number F104 H3 B37 1982.

GENEALOGICAL GUIDE TO THE EARLY SETTLERS OF AMERICA. Compiled by Henry Whittemore and published by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202-3879, 1967.

GENEALOGY OF THE BLISS FAMILY IN AMERICA: Volumes 1-3. Compiled by Aaron Tyler Bliss, 1982, copyright and published by the author at Pendell Publishing Co., Midland, MI. Santa Clara Public Library, Santa Clara, CA, call number GS 929.2 B649.

GENEALOGY OF THE FAMILY OF LEWIS B. PARSONS (SECOND). Compiled by Lewis B. Parsons, 1900. Published by The Press of Perrin & Smith Printing Co., 217-219 Olive St., St. Louis, MO. California State Library System, Sutro Library, San Francisco, CA, call number CS71 P269 1900.

NEW ENGLAND MARRIAGES: Prior to 1700. Compiled by Clarence Almon Torrey. Published by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1977. Santa Clara Public Library, Santa Clara, CA, call number GR 929.374 T69.

OUR PATRONYMICS. Compiled by Elizabeth Edwards Gifford, 1886. Skaneateles City Library, Skaneateles, NY, call number 929.2.G36.

PARSONS FAMILY: Descendants of Cornet Joseph Parsons, Springfield, 1636 - Northampton, 1655, Volume 1. Compiled by Henry Parsons, A.M., Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Published by the Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, Three West Forty-Second Street, New York, 1912. California State Library System, Sutro Library, San Francisco, CA, call number CS71 P269.

PARSONS FAMILY: Descendants of Cornet Joseph Parsons, Springfield, 1636 - Northampton, 1655, Volume 2. Compiled by Henry Parsons, A.M., Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Published by the Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor Co., New Haven, Conn., 1920. California State Library System, Sutro Library, San Francisco, CA, call number CS71 P269.

THE PARSONS FAMILY, Volume One. The English Ancestry and Descendants to the Sixth Generation of Cornet Joseph Parsons (1620-1683), Springfield, Massachusettis, 1636, Northampton, Massachusettis, 1654. Compiled by Gerald James Parsons, A.B., M.S.L.S., Fellow, American Society Of Genealogists. For The Parsons Family Association, Inc. Published by Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD, 2002.

THE PARSONS HERITAGE, Part 1. Compiled by Charlette Olive Warner Parsons, 1989. California State Library System, Sutro Library, San Francisco, CA, call number CS71 P269 1989 V1.

THE PARSONS HERITAGE, Part 2. Compiled by Charlette Olive Warner Parsons, 1989. California State Library System, Sutro Library, San Francisco, CA, call number CS71 P269 1989 V2.

PARSONS' FAMILY HISTORY AND RECORD. Compiled by Virginia Parsons MacCabe. Published by Charles W. Nickey, Decatur, IL, 1913. California State Library System, Sutro Library, San Francisco, CA, call number CS71 P269 M3 1913. (This book has many errors)

REPORT ON BUILDING ARCHAEOLOGY AT THE NATHANIEL PARSONS HOUSE, NORTHAMPTON MASSACHUSETTS. For Historic Northampton, Pamela Toma, Executive Director and The Institute For Museum Services (IMS). Prepared by Gregory Clancey, Architectural Conservator, Society For The Preservation of New England Antiquities and John Leeke, Preservation Consultant in Private Practice, 1992. Book orders should be sent to: Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge St., Northampton, MA 01060, (413) 584-6011, price was $15.00 (B&W) or $27.00 with 10 color plates, plus shipping charges.

SEARCH FOR THE PASSENGERS OF THE MARY & JOHN, 1630, Volume 9, Terry thru Wolcott, 1987, pp10. Compiled by Burton W. Spear, 1987. Published by The Mary & John Clearing House, 5602 305th St., Toledo, OH 43611.

SEARCH FOR THE PASSENGERS OF THE MARY & JOHN, 1630, Volume 14, West Country Planters to New England, 1620-1643, pp49. Compiled by Burton W. Spear, 1990. Published by The Mary & John Clearing House, 5602 305th St., Toledo, OH 43611.

SMOLDERING FIRE: An Historical Perspective and Review of The Witchcraft Trial of Mary Bliss Parsons. By Betty Guffey Richardson, 8th Great Granddaughter of Mary Bliss Parsons. Published by Betty Guffey Richardson, Nov. 4, 1991.

STRONG FAMILY HISTORY: Update Volumes I-V. Compiled by the Strong Family Association of America and published by Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD.

STRONG MEN AND STRONG WOMEN, Some Ancestors and Descendants of John Strong of Chard, England. Compiled by Jeanne Waters Strong, 26969 Beaver Ln., Los Altos, CA, 1988. Santa Clara City Library, Santa Clara, CA 95051, call number GR 929.2 S923.

THE EARLY PARSONS FAMILIES OF THE CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY. By Gerald James Parsons, 1999. Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116.

THE PARSONS FAMILY; Descendants of CORNET JOSEPH PARSONS (c. 1618 - 1683), Springfield Mass., 1636 - Northampton, Mass., 1654, Through His Grandson, JONATHAN PARSONS (1693 - 1782) of Northampton, Mass.; Suffield, Conn.; Sandisfield, Mass.; and Dorset, Vermont. Compiled by Gerald J. Parsons, A.B., M.S.L.S., Fellow, American Society of Genealogist. Published by Gateway Press, Inc., 1001 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, 1984. Book orders should be sent to: Gerald J. Parsons, 224 Arnold Ave., Syracuse, New York 13210 or Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge St., Northampton, MA 01060, (413) 584-6011, price was $50.00, plus shipping charges.

THE PARSONS HOUSE OF THE NORTHAMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Prepared and published by the Northampton Historical Society, 1972. Booklet orders should be sent to: Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge St., Northampton, MA 01060, (413) 584-6011, price was $3.00, plus shipping charges.

WITCH-HUNTING IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEW ENGLAND, A Documentary History 1638-1693. Edited and with an introduction by Davd D. Hall. Published by the Northeastern University Press, Second Edition, Boston, MA, 1999.


JOURNAL ARTICLES


WERE JOSEPH AND BENJAMIN PARSONS AND DAVID WILTON OF BEAMINSTER, DORSET, ENGLAND, THE NEW ENGLAND COLONISTS? Volume CXLIII, April 1989, pp101-119, 297-298. By Greald James Parsons, F.A.S.G.. Published by The New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1989. California State Library System, Sutro Library, San Francisco, CA, call number F N56, V.143, No. 570.

THE EARLY PARSONS FAMILIES OF THE CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY. Volume CXLVIII, July 1994, pp215-238. By Greald James Parsons, F.A.S.G.. Published by The New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1994. California State Library System, Sutro Library, San Francisco, CA, call number F N56.


OTHER RESOURCES


Bishops Transcripts (1585-1638) for St. Mary's of Beaminster, Co. Dorset, England, LDS Microfilm #1279479.

Cemetery list and map of the Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, MA.

And finally, family histories and databases submitted by members of the Parsons Family Association and other independent researchers.


Please send your comments and suggestions concerning the Parsons web page to:
Mr. Gary A. Parsons, Web Page Administrator, at: parsons@pfawr.org