Saturday, October 13, 2012

Parnell Kansas.

Map of Mount Pleasent Township, 1903.
Parnell is shown in section 20.
Business men of Parnellas of 1903.
L. E. Bruee, Blacksmith, came to county 1873.
Robert Franzel, Farmer and Stock Raiser, came to county 1885.
J. C. Hotham, Farmer and Stock Raiser, came to county 1873.
History of Parnell as given in 1912.

Parnell a village of Atchison county, is situated on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe and the Missouri Pacific railroads, 7 miles south- west of Atchison. It has a money order postoffice and is a shipping point of some importance. In 1910 it had a population of 12.

History of Parnell as given in 1916.

The plat of Parnell was filed December 24, 1883, by J. C. Hotham, and shows the town site to be located in the southwest corner of the southeast quarter of section 20, township 6, range 20. It is located on both the Santa Fe and the Missouri Pacific railroads. The station was named for a hero of the Civil war, James L. Parnell, a private soldier in Company F, Thirteenth Kansas volunteer infantry, wlio was killed during the skirmish at Haare Head, Ark., August 4, 1864. Parnell was the original settler on the site of Parnell and was one of the first citizens of Atchison county to respond under President Lincoln's call of July, 1862. He enlisted in the Thirteenth Kansas. Ex-Sheriff Frank Hartin was a comrade of Parnell in Company F and married into the Parnell family.

1 comment:

parnell said...

I am Richard Parnell.My GGrandfather was Andrew Jackson Parnell.He lived at Mt.Pleasant.He enlisted in the union army in 1862 at age 19.He served 3 years in the Kansas infantry 13th Reg.I believe his brother was James L.Andrew lived to be almost 90,and is buried in Lawrence,Ks.My Grandfather Ira was his youngest 1888-1968,and is buried in Mt.Vernon cemetery,Atchison,Ks.