Jacob Parish (1762-1841)

Jacob Parrish/Parish, Quaker Storekeeper, of Coxsackie, New York

He was the father of nine children, of whom six (above) survived to adulthood, by the sister of Thomas Powell, Newburgh's wealthiest citizen. Having started life as a humble storekeeper, on his death Jacob left a will valued at $240,000.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 11/02/2019 and last updated on 21/02/2020.
Image Courtesy of the Frick Art Reference Library; Genealogies of the State of New York (1915) by Tunis Garret Bergen; The Henry Parish Will Case in the Courts of Appeal, 1864