James Edward Parnell

James Edward Parnell, 1864

(b. 16 Mar 1841, d. 16 Oct 1920)

James Edward Parnell was born in Abbeville, South Carolina, to William Parnell of Armagh, Ireland, and Nancy Agnes Able (origin unknown). He enlisted in the Army of the Confederacy in 1861 in Talladega County, Alabama, and served in Company F, 31st Alabama Infantry, C.S.A. He is known to have participated in an engagement at Baker“s Creek, Mississippi. After being parolled in 1865, he became a farmer in Hopeful, Alabama. His obituary in the local newspaper Mountain Home stated that “Mr. Parnell was a brave Confederate soldier ... and might have exclaimed with Ney,... ‘Come and see how a marshall of France can die!’”
Sarah & Edward Parnell

Sarah Melvina Camp and James Edward Parnell, ca. 1910


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