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Beaminster, England
Northampton, Massachusetts
Parsons Family Book 
Volume One:
The English Ancestry and Descendants to the Sixth Generation of Cornet Joseph Parsons (1620-1683)
Compiled by
Gerald James Parsons, A.B., M.S.L.S

Limited quantities of the book 
are still available:
The price for members is $75 plus $5 
shipping & handling, for non-members it 
is $85 plus $5 shipping & handling

In Memoriam 

Here we remember those who have passed on 
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Camile Cole 
The Brass Bell
In everyone's life there is one person, one event, or one experience that affects who they become, the road they take. For hundreds of people in Central New York that person was Miss Parsons; that experience was their days at Cherry Road School. The Brass Bell tells the story of Marion Parsons' life, of the school she started in a hen house in the cherry orchard, of the hundreds, who decades later, still get together to talk about their Miss Parsons and their memorable times at Cherry Road School.

Kathy Ann Becker
Silencing the Women: The Witch Trials of Mary Bliss Parsons
 The Witch Trials of Mary Bliss Parsons is the true story of what happened to a Puritan woman who was too beautiful, too rich, and too outspoken for her times. Enmeshed in a web of jealousy and gossip, she struggled to overcome victimization by the harsh judgments of church, state, and gender expectations. How she survived in the fearsome wilderness is a love story told by a descendant

Karen Vorbeck Williams
My Enemy's Tears: 
The Witch of Northampton
Based on the lives of Mary Bliss Parsons and Sarah Lyman Bridgeman, My Enemy's Tears: The Witch of Northampton, takes us back to life in the Puritan settlements along the Connecticut River, a terrifying wilderness full of warring natives, natural wonders and disasters -- portents of God's anger or a witch's meddling curseMary and Sarah grow up amid Puritan superstition and piety, busy with their household chores, one imagining a life different from her mother's and the other eager to marry and bear sons.This fictional account of a true story describes two lives in conflict--one cursed and one blessed--and the transcendent power of forgiveness.

94th Parsons Family Reunion at Historic Northhampton 
July 23, 2016
The executive committee did their annual business over dinner at the Deerfield Inn, Deerfield, MA
Trisa Parsons, our secretary, at work during the executive committee meeting.
Deanna Parsons Simons, our president, serves cake to cousins.
Kim Graham, our treasurer, giving her report to reunion attendees. Trisa Parsons (left) and Deanna Simons (right)
PFA WESTERN REGION 38th Reunion at Saratoga, California 
September 24, 2016