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RICHARD RANDOLPH PARRY

RICHARD RANDOLPH PARRY, GENTLEMAN, of New Hope, Pennsylvania, second son of Oliver and Rachel [RANDOLPH] PARRY, was born in Philadelphia, December 5, 1835, and married October 11, 1866, in Saint Luke's Protestant Episcopal Chruch, Portland, Maine, Miss Ellen L. READ, of Portland, and they have issue, three children, as follows:

1. Gertrude R. PARRY, unmarried

2. Adelaide R. PARRY, unmarried

3. Oliver Randolph PARRY, born March 29, 1873, married on October 15, 1898, in New York city, Miss Lida M. KREAMER

and has on child, Margaret [born May 3, 1901,] at "The Old Parry Mansion."

R. R. PARRY was educated at private schools in Philadelphia and at Haverford College, Pennsylvania. From 1856 to 1862, he resided at Mankate, Minnesota, where he was engaged in the banking business. In "Neill's History of the Minnesota Valley" page 549, published in Minnesota, 1882, and in Mankate, :Its First 50 Years" published at Mankate 1903, Mr. PARRY is described as one of the early pioneers of the valley. In 1862 he returned to Pennsylvania to live. He is a member of the "Bucks County Historical Society" and a life member of "The Historical Society of Pennsylvania" since 1855. He is also a member of the "Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution;" and a companion of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, commandery of Pennsylvania. He is senior ewarden of "St. Andrew's Protestant Episcopal Church", Lambertville, New Jersey, and for many years past has been president of "The New Hope Delaware Bridge Company." Mr. PARY is a man of literary tastes and historical interests and has frequently contributed articles to the press and published works. He resides at the "Ole Parry Mansion," in New Hope borough, erected for his ancestor, Benjamin PARRY in 1784. Two different portions of this estate were occupied by the Continental troops, in December, 1776, just prior to the "Battle of Trenton" as more fully mentioned elsewhere in this volume.

Text taken from page 70 of:

David, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

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