When Caleb Parlon and Mary Cronin(sp?) Parlon immigrated to the USA around 1850, his son Thomas Francis Parlon (my great grandfather) was reportedly born on the ship crossing the Atlantic. They settled in Indiana near Lafayette and Romney. The Other children were: Patrick b.1839, Bridget b.1840, James b.1843, Ellen b.1847, and Thomas b.1850 who married Anna Cecilia O'Shea.
Thomas and Annie had 2 sons James, and Caleb Charles Parlon who married Eliza Gaither Parlon (a teacher)...my Grandparents. Their daughter, Anna Loretta Parlon was born in 1913 and married Robert C. Marsh...my parents. I am proud learn more about my ancestors homeland. My grandmother Eliza was nicknamed Par, and she was my favorite relative.
These Parlon decendants are spead across America in several states.