John ‘Blackbeard’ Parrott

Photo of John ‘Blackbeard’ Parrott (1800-73) with his wife Mary. John was born in Parrottsville, Cocke, Tennessee – a town founded by his great grandfather Frederick who emigrated from Germany in 1732 to the Shenandoah Valley. Soon afterwards he married Barbara Edwards from England and they had seven sons and two daughters. The story of the family has been chronicled by our member Prof. Wayne Parrott
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