John R. Parrott Sabine Parish, Louisiana
John R. Parrott, a successful farmer of
Zwolle, was born in the state of Alabama, March 11, 1839, and
moved with his father to Northeast Louisiana in the early '40s
and from there to Sabine parish in 1854, where he has since
He served as a soldier in the
Confederate army, was seriously wounded at the battle of
Mansfield, April 8, 1864, after which he was honorably
discharged. At the close of the war he married and reared a
splendid family, three of his sons being successful physicians.
While Mr. Parrott has been largely
occupied in farming and stock raising, he has lent aid and
encouragement to various enterprises and has been very
instrumental in the development of the fine section in which he
resides. For many years he was a member of the Parish School
Board, and held that public position longer than any official in
the history of the parish, and has always been ready to answer
the call of duty.
His record as a citizen and official is
ample testimony of the high esteem in which he is held by his
Source: History of Sabine Parish,
Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.