Julia Emily Parnell, b. 6 October 1859 in Ozark County, Missouri, d. 14 July 1927 in Holde, Ozark County, Missouri

Father: Zera Olden Parnell, b. 4 August 1819 in Estill County, Kentucky, d. 1 January 1887 in Almartha, Ozark County, Missouri
Mother: Mary Ann Dye, b. 5 April 1831 in Rutherford County, North Carolina, d. 2 February 1913 in Ozark County, Missouri

Spouse: John William Piland (3), b. 20 December 1861 in Ozark County, Missouri, d. 18 December 1910 in Almartha, Missouri

Father: Elisha E. Piland, b. 1842 in Henderson County, Kentucky, d. April 1863 in Ozark County, Missouri
Mother: Sarah Dye, b. 30 July 1842 in Tennessee, d. 1919 in Monett, Missouri
They first lived at Summit City then later moved to the farm at Almartha where they lived until their deaths. John owned medical books and often helped sick neighbors. He was, as his father before him, an accomplished horseman. He owned a grandson of the great Dan Patch that had set a number of world records, some still standing from 1900 to 1910. John's horse was five-gaited. The horse lived to be 29 years old and died in 1930. Julia rode him until her death in 1927.

John had the mail route from Almartha to Romance to Willhoit to Gainesville three times a week, all by horseback. He was a shareholder and a director of the Bank of Hammond. He was a charter member of and helped to organize the Oak Grove General Baptist Church at Wasola. He was a respected community leader and was strict about his children's attending school.
Married 17 November 1880 in Almartha, Missouri.

Children:

  1. William Houston Piland, b. 28 November 1881 in Almartha, Missouri, m. Mary Ann Harley in Almartha, Missouri, d. 1966
  2. Asa Frank Piland, b. 12 July 1883 in Almartha, Missouri, m. Maggie ? in Almartha, Missouri, m. Florence Leathers in Almartha, Missouri, d. 23 December 1960
  3. Cora Piland, b. 20 January 1885 in Almartha, Missouri, m. Jessie Murphy in Almartha, Missouri, d. September 1959
  4. Alma Piland, b. 19 October 1886 in Almartha, Missouri, d. 6 January 1888
  5. Sarah Alma Piland, b. 6 December 1888 in Almartha, Missouri, m. George Granville Redmon, 6 January 1907, d. 1 August 1978 in Maryville, Missouri
  6. Myrtle (Maggie) D. Piland, b. 12 May 1892 in Almartha, Missouri, m. John Hall in Almartha, Missouri, d. 4 February 1977
  7. Susan (Dicie) Ethel Piland, b. 30 May 1895 in Almartha, Missouri, m. Scott Powers in Almartha, Missouri, d. 1964
  8. Clarence Elisha Piland, b. 29 May 1901 in Almartha, Missouri, m. Bessie ? in Almartha, Missouri, m. Lora Kimball in Almartha, Missouri, d. 20 September 1978

Zera Olden Parnell, b. 4 August 1819 in Estill County, Kentucky, m. Nancy Blackstone, 24 April 1842 in Buchanan County, Missouri, d. 1 January 1887 in Almartha, Ozark County, Missouri

Father: William Parnell, b. ca. 1794 in Madison County, Kentucky, d. 1866 in Conway County, Arkansas
Mother: Winnie Katherine Fritz, b. 1796 in Kentucky, d. 1864 in Arkansas
Zera enlisted in the military as a Private in the Union Army, Company B, 16th Missouri Cavalry, July 31, 1864, age 45 years, at Springfield, Missouri, and served for 20 months as a saddler. He mustered out on July 1, 1865.

Zera had blue eyes, dark hair and a dark complexion. He was 5 ft., 7 inches tall and a farmer by profession. He bought and sold property in Ozark County many times during the years he lived there.

Spouse: Mary Ann Dye, b. 5 April 1831 in Rutherford County, North Carolina, d. 2 February 1913 in Ozark County, Missouri

Father: Gilbert Dye, b. 5 May 1803 in Rutherford County, North Carolina, d. 9 February 1853 in McCain County, Tennessee
Mother: Priscilla Harrill, b. 20 June 1806 in North Carolina, d. 7 November 1878 in Ozark County, Missouri
Married 13 February 1853 in Ozark County, Missouri.

Children:

  1. Winnie Catherine Parnell, b. 27 January 1854 in Almartha, Ozark County, Missouri, m. George W. Scott, 29 September 1878 in Ozark County, Missouri, m. John Laswell Welch, 21 November 1889 in Ozark County, Missouri, d. 13 August 1917 in Almartha, Ozark County, Missouri
  2. Nancy Priscella Parnell, b. 15 March 1855 in Almartha, Ozark County, Missouri, m. James Marion Fry, 18 May 1871 in Ozark County, Missouri, d. 16 August 1937 in Ozark County, Missouri
  3. Mary Jane Parnell, b. 10 December 1856 in Almartha, Ozark County, Missouri, m. Robert Perry Miller, 16 June 1880 in Ozark County, Missouri, d. 2 August 1930 in Almartha, Ozark County, Missouri
  4. Julia Emily Parnell, b. 6 October 1859 in Ozark County, Missouri, m. John William Piland (3), 17 November 1880 in Almartha, Missouri, d. 14 July 1927 in Holde, Ozark County, Missouri
  5. Thomas Parnell, b. 13 August 1861 in Ozark County, Missouri
  6. David C. Parnell, b. 7 June 1864 in Ozark County, Missouri, d. 7 May 1877 in Ozark County, Missouri
  7. Sarah Elizabeth Parnell, b. 11 July 1866 in Ozark County, Missouri, m. Herman Beckman Lynch, 24 December 1887, m. Bruce H. Prock, 1895, d. 17 February 1940 in Ozark County, Missouri
  8. Martha Ann Parnell, b. 30 March 1868 in Ozark County, Missouri, m. John Price Robinson, 21 July 1887 in Ozark County, Missouri, d. 24 October 1954 in Ozark County, Missouri
  9. Asa Olden "Doc" Parnell, b. 24 September 1872 in Almartha, Ozark County, Missouri, m. Myrtle Lee Gardner, 30 December 1894 in Douglas County, Missouri, m. Flora May Gardner, 14 June 1930, d. 4 July 1958 in Haskell County, Kansas
  10. Susan Ellen Parnell, b. 15 March 1874 in Ozark County, Missouri, m. George Grant Ward, 2 September 1894 in Gainesville, Ozark County, Missouri, m. Samuel Lafayette Wagner, 17 July 1904 in Douglas County, Missouri, d. 10 September 1966 in Lusk, Wyoming
  11. Jacob Zera Olden Parnell, b. 7 April 1877 in Almartha, Ozark County, Missouri, d. 2 February 1895 in Ozark County, Missouri
  12. Esther Lucynda Parnell, b. 5 March 1879 in Ozark County, Missouri, d. 3 August 1884 in Ozark County, Missouri

William Parnell, b. ca. 1794 in Madison County, Kentucky, d. 1866 in Conway County, Arkansas

Father: Stephen Parnell (1), b. ca. 1762 in Maryland, d. ca. 1834
Mother: Margaret Glendenning
William may have died in Van Buren County, Arkansas.

Spouse: Winnie Katherine Fritz, b. 1796 in Kentucky, d. 1864 in Arkansas

Father: Valentine Fritz, b. February 1759 in Germany, d. 25 July 1823 in Brown, Ohio
Mother: Mary ??
Married 17 October 1818 in Estill County, Kentucky.

Children:

  1. Zera Olden Parnell, b. 4 August 1819 in Estill County, Kentucky, m. Nancy Blackstone, 24 April 1842 in Buchanan County, Missouri, m. Mary Ann Dye, 13 February 1853 in Ozark County, Missouri, d. 1 January 1887 in Almartha, Ozark County, Missouri
  2. Margaret Parnell, b. 23 July 1822 in Decatur County, Indiana, m. Caleb May, 4 January 1838 in Decatur County, Indiana, d. 1884 in Lake County, Florida
  3. Lucinda Parnell, b. ca. 1824 in Indiana, m. ? Wills, ca. 1840
  4. Dudley Parnell, b. ca. 1826 in Indiana, m. Ann Rousey, 15 November 1846 in Buchanan County, Missouri, m. Mary Jane Roberts, ca. 1862, d. 7 August 1865 in Van Buren County, Arkansas
  5. Stephen Parnell (2), b. ca. 1827 in Indiana, m. Jane Ulsey, 1845 in Indiana
  6. Valentine Parnell, b. ca. 1829 in Indiana, m. Elizabeth H. ?, d. 1859 in Van Buren County, Arkansas
  7. Nancy Jane Parnell, b. 19 February 1836 in Indiana, m. Hugh Riley, 15 May 1853 in Van Buren County, Arkansas, d. 20 September 1920 in Van Buren County, Arkansas
  8. William M. Parnell, b. 1839 in Indiana, m. Louisa I. ?, ca. 1859

Stephen Parnell (1), b. ca. 1762 in Maryland, d. ca. 1834

The Parnell name originated in France and arrived in England around 1066 with William the Conquerer.

While a resident of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Stephen enlisted as a private the third of April, 1778, Ellicott's Mills, Fourth Maryland Regiment, Captain Norwood's Company. He deserted while on furlough the fifth of May, 1780. He filed for a pension thirtheenth of November, 1832 in Decatur County, Indiana. He was rejected the 4th of February, 1833.

According to tax records, Stephen lived in Madison County , Kentucky, until around 1816 when he moved to Dearborn County, Indiana, where he remained until about 1824. He moved from there to Decatur County, Indiana. No further records were found on him. Several children, Andrew, Isaac, James, William, and possibly others, followed him on his moves. They all left Decatur County before 1840.

Spouse: Margaret Glendenning

Married ca. 1781.

Children:

  1. Mary "Polly" Parnell, b. ca. 1782 in Madison County, Kentucky, m. Thomas Singleton, 27 February 1803 in Madison County, Kentucky
  2. Joshua Parnell, b. ca. 1785 in Kentucky, m. Mary Cane
  3. James Parnell, b. 23 August 1787 in Kentucky, m. Mary "Polly" Hooten, 6 April 1809 in Madison County, Kentucky, d. 10 October 1854 in St. Joseph County, Indiana
  4. Thomas Parnell (2), b. ca. 1788 in Kentucky
  5. Sally Parnell, b. ca. 1790 in Madison County, Kentucky, m. William Bingham, 6 August 1809 in Madison County, Kentucky
  6. William Parnell, b. ca. 1794 in Madison County, Kentucky, m. Winnie Katherine Fritz, 17 October 1818 in Estill County, Kentucky, d. 1866 in Conway County, Arkansas
  7. Isaac Parnell, b. ca. 1797 in Madison County, Kentucky, m. Kezziah Wilson, 7 October 1824 in Decatur County, Indiana, d. 15 September 1862 in Atchison County, Kansas
  8. Andrew Parnell, b. 1 March 1800 in Madison County, Kentucky, m. Mariah Wilson, 22 September 1825 in Decatur County, Indiana, d. 1 December 1874 in Jefferson County, Kansas
  9. Margaret "Peggy" Parnell, b. ca. 1802 in Madison County, Kentucky, m. William Henderson(2), 24 May 1824 in Decatur County, Indiana
  10. Martha "Patsy" Parnell, b. ca. 1809 in Madison County, Kentucky, m. Uriah Garton, 14 December 1826 in Decatur County, Indiana, d. 2 August 1881 in Buchanan County, Missouri