Hon. Josiah R. Parrott

The Standard and Express
Cartersville, Georgia
June 13, 1872, page 3
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It becomes our painful duty to announce the death of the Hon. Josiah R. Parrott, who departed this life at Montvale Springs, Tennessee, on Monday night last.  His remains reached Cartersville by the down train on Tuesday night at 11 o’clock, and was met by some of the members of the Masonic lodge and also of the Bar and a large number of our citizens at the depot, all of whom deeply sympathize with the distressed family.  In the decease of Judge Parrott, this community has sustained a loss which it will be difficult to repair, being as he was, one of our most useful and active citizens, always alive to the interests of our growing town, and who by his energy and foresight largely contributed to her present prosperity.  On the bench he was dignified, ready and able, and by his wise administration proved himself one of the most efficient and popular Judges ever known to the circuit.  In all the personal relations of life he was warmly regarded by his friends, and was always kind and good.  While in the family circle he was the devoted husband and dear and gentle father.

Toiling from early life, patiently and industriously, he rose from poverty and obscurity, to fortune and honor, and in his last moments was not without hope of a better hereafter.  If faults he had, and who has not? They sleep with him in his silent grave; be it ours to remember and cherish his many manly virtues.

The loss of Judge Parrott is but another added to the large and increasing list of the many prominent citizens of the State, who have lately passed away, repeating, by its mournful and impressive teaching the voice of inspiration, “be ye also ready.”

“All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass.  The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away, but the word of the Lord endureth forever, and this is the word, which by the gospel is preached to you.”

[A Tribute of Respect from the Bar of Cartersville can be found on page 2 of this issue.  Another Tribute of Respect can be found on page 2 of the July 18, 1872 issue.]


June 27, 1872
Page 2.


A long sketch of the life of J. R. Parrott.  The following is an excerpt:
“He was born in Cock county, Tennessee, on the __ day of February 1826, and died at Mont Vale Springs on the 10th June, 1872.  He came to Georgia in 1848 or ’49.  Married Miss Mary M. Trammell, daughter of Col. Jehu Trammell of Habersham county, about the year 1850.”


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