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Lewis E. Parsons

19th Governor of Alabama
Appointed byAndrew Johnson
In officeJune 21, 1865 - December 13, 1865
Preceded byThomas H. Watts
Succeeded byRobert M. Patton
Personal details
BornApril 28, 1817 Lisle , Broome County , New York
DiedJune 8, 1895 (aged 78)
Political partyDemocratic

Lewis Eliphalet Parsons was appointed provisional and 19 Governor of Alabama from June to December, 1865, following the American Civil War. Parsons was Alabama's 19 Governor. He was born in Broome County, New York, on April 28 1817. He was educated in public schools, and studied law at the Frederick Tallmadge office in New York and GW Woodward offices in Pennsylvania. Parsons moved to Talladega, Alabama, in 1840, and practiced law with Alexander White. He was presidential elector in 1856 and 1860, and member of the Alabama House of Representatives in 1859 and 1865. Parsons fought as a Confederate lieutenant at the brief Battle of Munford near Talladega in April, 1865. In April 1865, Alabama's Civil government underwent drastic change because of the surrender of the Confederate States of America's armies. General George H. Thomas was ordered to manage state affairs until a provisional government was appoint. President Andrew Johnson appointed Parsons provisional Governor of Alabama on June 21 1865. His first deed was to reinstate the laws of 1861, except those pertaining to slavery. He ordered the election of delegates to the constitutional convention that meet September 12 1865. The Convention repealed ordinance of secession, renounced the state's War debts, abolish slavery, and scheduled elections to choose state officials and Representatives to Congress. He attempted to purchase the panhandle of Florida for Alabama, which sparked rumors that he had access to unclaimed Confederate gold. Parsons's term ended on December 13 1865, with the inauguration of Robert M. Patton. Parsons was elected to the US Senate, but was refused his seat by the Republican party. In addition, he served as US District Attorney for northern Alabama.

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Memoirs of the Civil War

Parsons was Alabama's 19 Governor. He was born in Broome County, New York, on April 28 1817. He was educated in public schools, and studied law at the Frederick Tallmadge office in New York and GW Woodward offices in Pennsylvania. Parsons moved to Talladega, Alabama, in 1840, and practiced law with Alexander White. He was Presidential elector in 1856 and 1860, and member of the Alabama House of Representatives in 1859 and 1865. Parsons fought as a Confederate Lieutenant at the brief Battle of Munford near Talladega in April, 1865. In April 1865, Alabama's Civil government underwent drastic change because of the surrender of the Confederate States of America's armies. General George H. Thomas was ordered to manage State affairs until a provisional government was appoint. President Andrew Johnson appointed Parsons provisional Governor of Alabama on June 21 1865. His first deed was to reinstate the laws of 1861, except those pertaining to slavery. He ordered the election of delegates to the constitutional convention that meet September 12 1865. The Convention repealed ordinance of secession, renounced the State's War debts, abolish slavery, and scheduled elections to choose State officials and Representatives to Congress. He attempted to purchase the panhandle of Florida for Alabama, which sparked rumors that he had access to unclaimed Confederate gold. Parsons's term ended on December 13 1865, with the inauguration of Robert M. Patton. Parsons was elected to the US Senate, but was refused his seat by the Republican Party. In addition, he served as US District Attorney for northern Alabama.

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Death and burial

Lewis Ed Parsons, Jr., 70 years of age, and long time resident of Brownhelm Twp, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020, at Mercy New Life Hospice Residence Center following a brief illness. Ed was born on May 20 1949, in Marietta, Ohio, and was raised in Washington County, Ohio before moving to Brownhelm Township area. Ed worked in the commercial department as a relief man for Ford Motor Company in Lorain for 30 years. He was a self-taught wood craftsman and glass artisan of marbles. He enjoys the company of other Marble enthusiast teams in Pennsboro, WV. He meets so many wonderful people whom he calls his Marble buddies. He was a lifetime member of the Buckeye Marble Club and West Virginia Marble Collectors Club as well as a member of Brownhelm Historical Society. He treasures time spent with his family playing card games and working in his garden. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of thirty-five years, Mildred Ann Millie Parsons his children Tony Parsons of Wellington and his daughter Sonya Pattin of Marietta, Ohio; his step children Ann Tansey of South Amherst, Marty Welch, Jr. Of Parkersburg, WV; and Victoria Perchinsky of Lorain; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; his siblings Donald, clyde, Rick, arlene Parsons, Polly Parsons, and Pam Stanley; his sister-in-law Debbie Parsons; and several nieces and nephews. Ed was preceded in death by his son James Parsons, his brother Ronald Parsons, and his parents Lewis Edward Parsons, Sr. And Mabel Ruth Parsons. Due to current COVID19 restrictions, services will be held privately by family with burial to take place in Brownhelm Cemetery, Brownhelm Twp, Ohio. The family suggest that donations be made in Ed's memory to Lorain County APL.

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Lewis Eliphalet Parsons was appointed provisional and 19 Governor of Alabama from June to December, 1865, following the American Civil War. Parsons was Alabama's 19 Governor. He was born in Boone County, New York, on April 28 1817. He was educated in public schools, and studied law at the Frederick Tallmadge office in New York and GW Woodward offices in Pennsylvania. Parsons moved to Talladega, Alabama, in 1840, and practiced law with Alexander White. He was presidential elector in 1856 and 1860, and member of the Alabama House of Representatives in 1859 and 1865. Parsons fought as a Confederate lieutenant at the brief Battle of Munford near Talladega in April, 1865. In April 1865, Alabama's Civil government underwent drastic change because of the surrender of the Confederate States of America's armies. General George H. Thomas was ordered to manage state affairs until a provisional government was appoint. President Andrew Johnson appointed Parsons provisional Governor of Alabama on June 21 1865. His first deed was to reinstate the laws of 1861, except those pertaining to slavery. He ordered the election of delegates to the constitutional convention that meet September 12 1865. The Convention repealed ordinance of secession, renounced the state's War debts, abolish slavery, and scheduled elections to choose state officials and Representatives to Congress. He attempted to purchase the panhandle of Florida for Alabama, which sparked rumors that he had access to unclaimed Confederate gold. Parsons's term ended on December 13 1865, with the inauguration of Robert M. Patton. Parsons was elected to the US Senate, but was refused his seat by the Republican party. In addition, he served as US District Attorney for northern Alabama. Parsons died on June 8, 1895, and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Talladega, Alabama.

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