Monday, September 2, 2013


The more I look at this, the more I am beginning to believe the Joseph Parrish of Shirley Twp is likely Joshua's father.  I went to Fort Roberdeau this past weekend and spoke with a woman there who informed me that it was very common to move back and forth between the frontier and York, PA.  Prior to this I could not figure a reason for Joshua moving back east if his family was already in the Huntingdon/Bedford area.

I still have no proof as to this (besides the one random baptismal record noting Joshua's son John as the godfather of Abarilla Parrish McGinnity's daughter, a woman whom history says was raised in Huntingdon Co, PA, again a likely daughter of Joseph).

In the meantime, here's a photo of the plaque on the wall at Fort Roberdeau,

1 comment:

  1. My great aunt Margaret Gratz McGinitie wrote that she had found James McGinity in the 1790 census in York. I have never been able to find that census entry. But, if Joshua Parrish went back to York, perhaps they met there. There is a large amount of the York Co census with "no township listed" so it is a lot to read through. I don't trust the indexers being able to read "McGinity".