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Enoch Parsons
Enoch Parsons
American, 1769 - 1846
Biography: Enoch Parsons was born 5 November 1769 in Lyme, Connecticut. He was the son of Mehitable Mather Parsons and Major-General Samuel Holden Parsons. In 1789, at only nineteen years of age, Parsons was appointed Governor of the Northwestern Territory and Registrar and Clerk of the first Probate Court in Ohio. He later resigned and returned to Connecticut. At age 21, Parsons was appointed High Sheriff of Middlesex County; he remained in that postion for about 28 years. Enoch Parsons married Mary Wyley Sullivan (d. 1807) on 19 May 1795 in Philadelphia; they had three children. He married his fourth cousin, Mrs. Sarah Hubbard Rosencrans, on 17 September 1808; they had one child. Enoch Parsons was the President of the Middletown and Hartford Branch of the Bank of the United States between 1818-1824; he held the post again later, until the Charter expired. He was also a frequent member of the Legislature. Enoch Parsons died 9 July 1846.