the "History of Steuben County, Indiana, 1885", page 715 Abijah Parsell
D. Parsell, deceased, was born Oct. 25, 1821, in New
Jersey. His father, Moses S. Parsell, was born Feb. 12, 1797, and Dec. 11, 1817, married Mary
Campbell, who was born Sept.
10, 1795. She died in August, 1824, and March 17, 1825, he married Hannah
Crilley, who died Aug. 6, 1846.
In 1838 the family came to Steuben County,
Ind., and settled in Jackson
Township. Abijah grew to
manhood on his father's farm and after his marriage, in 1851,
bought the farm on section 35, where his family now live. For many
years he devoted his entire attention to farming, and then engaged
in buying produce. In April, 1872, he moved to Angola
and engaged in the produce business a year. Then returned .to the farm,
and in April, 1878, again rented his farm and moved to Angola
and engaged -in the grocery business till his death Nov. 11, 1882. He was
married Dec. 4, 1851,
to Jane T. Alcott, a native of Marion County, Ohio, born Sept. 24, 1829, daughter of
Samuel and Nancy Alcott, the former a native of New
Jersey, born in 1802, and the latter of Delaware.
They moved to Marion County, Ohio, about 1831, and later to Lagrange
County, where Mr. Alcott
died April 24, 1861.
The mother is still living with her children. Mr. and Mrs. Parcell had
a family of seven children; but three are living-Austin M., born Nov. 1, 1855,
and married Adeline M.. Weight, daughter of Frederick
Weight, of Salem Township.
They have two children — Leona E. and Abijah D. Ichabod
S. was born ¥arch 10, 1864, and Michael A., Jan. 18, 1870.
by R.G. Cleaveland 7/25/2004