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John Gibson Parkhurst, American lawyer.


Parkhurst, John Gibson was born on April 17, 1824 in Oneida Castle, New York, United States. Son of Stephen and Sally (Gibson) Parkhurst.


Graduate Oneida Academy, 1843. Read law in office of Graves & Dodge, 1843-1847. Admitted to New York bar, 1847.

Practiced Oneida County, New York, 1847-1849. Practiced in Michigan, 1849-1861.


2d, Josy B. Reeves, August 10, 1863 (died 1870. 3d, Frances J. Fiske, April 23, 1874 (died 1900). Secretary National Democratic Convention, Charleston, 1860.

Enlisted Union army, September 10, 1861. Served lieutenant colonel and colonel 9th Michigan Infantry. Provost marshal 14th Army corps, provost marshal-general Department of the Cumberland.

Provost marshal-general Military Division of the Tennessee. Brigadier general vols. on staff General George H. Thomas, 1862-1865. United States marshal, district of Michigan, 1866-1869.

Resumed practice; Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States to Belgium, 1888-1889.


Married Amelia C. Noyes, November 10, 1852 (died 1861).

Stephen Parkhurst

Sally (Gibson) Parkhurst

Amelia C. Noyes