History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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MAJOR EDWARD RANDOLPH PARRY, U. S. army, born July 27, 1832, eldest son of Oliver PARRY [born 1794] was a brave and gallant officer, who served from the beginning to the end of the Civil was of 1861. The following notice of him, appeared in many of the newspapers, after his death, which event occurred at "The Old Parry Mansion" April 13, 1874.

Major Edward Randolph PARRY, late of the United States army, died at his residence, New Hope, in this county, on the 13th of April, 1874, and was buried on the the 16th, at Friends' Solebury burying ground. He was a son of the late Oliver PARRY of Philadelphia, and was born at New Hope, July 27, 1832, In May, 1861, he entered the army as first lieutenant in the 11th United States Infantry, and served throughout the war, with great credit. In 1864 he was made captain in the 11th; afterwards transferred to the 20th, and on reorganization of the army was promoted to a majorality for gallant service. He was in the terrible fighting along the line of the Weldon railroad, and before Petersburg, Virginia, commanding his regiment in several actions. In 1865 he was assistant general of the regular brigade, Army of Potomac, and served upon the staff of General Winthrop when he was killed. At Lee's surrender he was attached to army headquarters, In 1868 Major PARRY commanded Forts Philip and Jackson, at mouth of Mississippi river, and Fort Ripley in Minnesota in 1869. He resigned on account of ill heath in 1871. Major PARRY was the grandson of Major Edward RANDOLPH, who served from the beginning to the end of the Revolutionary war.

A portrait of Major PARRY hangs upon the walls of the "Bucks County Historical Society" at Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Major E. R. PARRY married December 17, 1863, at Boston, Massachusetts, Frances, daughter of General Justin DIMICK, U. S. A., and had three children. She, with one child, an unmarried daughter [named Katharine] survives him. The other two children, daughters died in childhood.

Test taken from page 70 of:

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicage: The Lewis Publishing Comapny, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed April 2000 by Jacie W. Ann Ailes-Runyan of  Indiana as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family

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