MATTHIAS PARR, Jr






Born: Sept 19, 1757, Roxbury, Morris County, New Jersey
-Son of Matthias Parr, Sr
-Grandson of John Parr of Roxbury, NJ and Mary Corwin of Queens, NY

Died: April 17, 1846.

Burial Site: Atterbury Cemetery
Previously listed at Pisgah Cemetery in Hensley Township, where the Alexander Hamilton Chapter DAR originally placed a marker for his gravesite.

Service: Enlisted early in 1776 as private in Capt Thomas Patterson's company,
Colonel Elias Dayton's 3rd New Jersey Regiment
Length in serive was one year and two months
Volunteered in spring of 1777, served 4 months as private in Capts Nathaniel Horton's and Sharp's Company.
In fall of 1777 served 2 months as private in Capt Stephen Brown's New Jersey CO
In 1783, 3 months in Capt Peter Dickerson's Company

Proof: Pension Claim S- 17001

Married: Mary Coleman, 3 Feb 1779 in Morris Co, NJ

Children:
William
James
Abner
Mary Parr Finley
- m. in Yadkin River, NC Hannah Parr Ashley
- b. 17 Feb 1786; d. 30 Jan 1864 in Ashley; m. Joseph Ashley, Yadkin River, NC Amy Parr Isreal
- b. abt 1790 Neaty Parr Isreal
- b. abt 1791 Elizabeth Parr Alexander - b. abt 1795

Directions:Atterbury Cemetery F located 3/4 south of CR 650S on US 31 on the west side of highway in the NW corner of Section 29 in Blue River Township, Johnson County.

Atterbury Cemetery

Rev. War Soldiers Mathias Parr and John Poe are buried here.


Information collect from Mrs I E Tranter of Franklin, Indiana



John Parr, Jr., uncle of Patrtiot Matthias Parr, Jr. names his siblings in his will (1749- NJ Archives):
Elihu Parr-fate unknown
Eliphalet Parr-fate unknown
Cornelius Parr- bachelor in 1770's, fate unknown
Matthias Parr, Sr. -m. and place of death unknown
Jesse Parr m.Elizabeth (poss. Lee) who m. 2nd Christopher Helfer,
Jemima Parr
Hannah Parr who m. David Rose and located in Lancaster Co., PA

Jesse is another Patriot who is buried in Swayze Cemetery in Hope, Warren Co., NJ.
He and the Parrs fought in the French and Indian War and the Rev. War together.


Other family data regarding the siblings and more detailed information on the patriots children courtesy of Nancy Parr

Source for Matthias Parr, Jr. (in addition to records of various family researchers) Bodie- "Old Southern Families" ---can check exact title.

Matthias, Jr. appears to have had brothers John and Benjamin. Parr brothers went to NC after Rev. War and then some family members went to IN.

Top photograph is courtesty of Brad Manzenberger, see his webpage:
Revolutionary War Graves of Johnson County, Indiana

Directions and photos taken on 28 October 2004 by Edward Hitchcock of the Daniel Guthrie Chapter in Bedford, IN.

Top photograph is courtesty of Brad Manzenberger, see his webpage Revolutionary War Graves of Johnson County, Indiana

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