Giles Franklin Parman, Sr. (b. October 21, 1758, d. October 1832)
Giles Franklin Parman, Sr. was born October 21, 1758 in Wyoming Valley, Northampton County, PA, and died October 1832 in Corbin, Knox County, KY. He married (1) Elizabeth Penn on 1780 in Believed to be Pennsylvania. He married (2) Phoebe Gilbert Woolsey on Abt. 1798 in Greene County, TN.
Notes for Giles Franklin Parman, Sr.: 1. Giles took part in what is known in American history as "The Pennymite Wars", a dispute arising from claims to territory in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania by the people of Connecticut. This dispute was finally resolved in 1788.
2. During the Revolutionary War, Giles, Sr., served four different enlistments with the Northampton County Militia, Continental Line. He served as a Private on his first and second enlistments. His third enlistment was as a Sergeant in Captain Conrad Reder's Company, Sixth Battalion, Fifth Class, Northampton County Militia. His fourth enlistment was served as a Sergeant in Captain Frederick Sechler's Company, Sixth Class, Sixth Battalion, Northampton County Militia.*
3. Following the Revolution, Giles and Elizabeth moved to Greene County, TN, in 1793 where they bought 222 acres from John and Agnes Lee, part of which was watered by the Nolachucky River. In 1794, he was appointed overseer of the road construction between Dry Branch and Cove Creek. It was on Cove Creek where John Crockett, father of the renown Davy Crockett, operated a lumber mill.**
4. Following Elizabeth's death in 1830, Giles remarried the widow, Phoebe Woolsey, and shortly thereafter, immigrated to Knox County, KY, upon receiving a land grant for 50 acres. He died there in 1832 and it is said he is buried on his farm.***
*Archives Division, Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg, PA, Series 5, Vol 4, ppg 339 & 661; and Vol 8, ppg 438, 461, & 485.
** Greene County, TN, Minutes, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Book #1, 1783-1796, pg 226.
***Book A2, Chapter VI, Kentucky Land Warrants, pg 678.