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Dr. Wm. Giles Parrott arrives at Eliasville

Dr. Wm. Giles Parrott arrives at Eliasville

The first doctor to arrive in Eliasville was Dr. Wm. Giles Parrott and his wife, Mary (Stover) Parrott. They came from England originally and then to North Carolina. The Parrott family then joined the westward migration, first to Tennessee and then to Montague County, Texas and then finally to Eliasville by 1880. The move was to aid his wife’s asthma. The couple had four boys, which included Richard L. ‘Dick’ Parrott, who became the wagon boss for the Childress-Parrott Cow Outfit for several years. He made the last cattle drive before all the fencing went up to separate each rancher’s land.

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