The Parsley Family
- Patriarch of the Parsley Family, Tilden Arthur Parsley was born in 1876. He was the son of George W. Parsley and Nancy Cokes Green. . He met and married Dovie Green, daughter of Abraham and Kitory Keeling Green. Tilden was a Primitive Baptist and traveled by horse back to preach. Tilden died in 1956 at 80 years old and his wife Dovie at 99. They are buried at Enon Cemetery.
- Tilden and Dovie lived and farmed in Arkansas and Missouri all their lives and they had 10 children:
- Eunice born in 1901 died of diphtheria at age 4.
- Adam, born in 1903 married Johnnie Wilmoth. And they had 9 children. Four boys and one girl died as infants or children. Only Norma, James, Peggy and Joe grew to adulthood.
- Alice, born in 1904 married Theo Magness. Their daughters were Nina Ruth and Lily Marie. Alice divorced and married Hemp Chappelle and after his death Lloyd Hardcastle.
- Roy, born in 1906 married Gladys Stills and they had one daughter Lorene and two sons Arville and Paul.
- Clayton, born in 1908 married Lois Fisk and they had no children.
- Frank, born in 1910 married Mable Wilmoth and they had three sons, Jack, Charles and Kenneth.
- Lewis, born in 1912 married Millie Stonecipher and had four sons, Gary who died in infancy, Larry, Jerry & Bobby.
- Alta, born in 1916 married Troy Anglin and had one lone Lloyd and one daughter Winnie. Alta later married Bill Manning.
- Gene born in 1923, never married but became a noted Chef and later the Mayor of Lead Hill.
- Ruby born in 1926 married Marion Thrasher and had one daughter Janie. She later married Owen Beck and had one son, Randy.
The Parsley Family Makes Sorghum!
Brad Parsley writes, So many good memories of making Molasses! I miss my Grandpa Parsley all that he taught me over the years. He had high hopes that I'd be the one to carry on the tradition but didn't workout that way. Glad that the others have and hope the new younger generation will someday. I have a paper article from 1991 with a picture of grandma and him. That year we made 75 gallons in 3 weekends. He said then he had been doing sorghum 40 years! He had almost 50 years the last time he did it 2005.