Enoch J. Parrish was born in Hopkins County, Kentucky, February 4, 1858. His father, Jefferson J., was a native of North Carolina, who went to Kentucky when twenty-one years old, in 1842, and died there in July, 1886. He married Lucretia Madison, also a native of North Carolina. She died in 1864. They reared three sons and one daughter: the latter is deceased. Mr. Parrish married his second wife, Victoria Boyd, who is now residing in Kentucky. By her he had seven children, of whom four sons and two daughters are living. Enoch, the subject of this sketch, was reared on the home place in Kentucky, and lived there till twenty-one years old, obtaining a common-school education. In 1879 he came to California and located in Fresno County, where he remained two years and a half, working on a ranch. From there he went to Redwood City, and for five years was engaged at the carpenter’s trade, which he learned there. In the spring of 1887 he came to Santa Clara County, where he has since resided, having bought his place here in 1883. He owns fifteen acres, which are in vines five years old. He is an enterprising and industrious young man. He still works at his trade, improving his place all the time, until it is now very attractive. He was married April 28, 1887, to Minnie L. Breckinridge, a native of Canada, who came to California in 1864.
Pen Pictures From The
Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H. S. Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis
Publishing Company, 1888.
Transcribed by Kathy Sedler
Proofread by Betty Vickroy