Thomas Parsons

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Thomas Parsons (January 7, 1814 Chieveley, Berkshire, England – February 10, 1873 Rochester, Monroe County, New York) was an American politician from New York.


He attended the common schools and then became a shepherd. In 1832, he emigrated to the United States, and worked as a farm-hand in Wheatland. Four years later, he removed to Rochester where he engaged in the lumber trade and established sawmills.

He was an alderman of Rochester from 1851 to 1854, and in 1857 and 1858.

He was a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly (Monroe Co., 2nd D.) in 1858

He was Republican a member of the New York State Senate (28th D.) in 1866 and 1867.

He was buried at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester.

State Senator Cornelius R. Parsons (1842–1901) was his son.


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New York Assembly
Preceded by
John T. Lacey
New York State Senate
Monroe County, 2nd District

Succeeded by
Elias Pond
New York State Senate
Preceded by
George G. Munger
New York State Senate
28th District

Succeeded by
Lewis H. Morgan