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James B. Parramore

James B. Parramore (January 20, 1840 – February 6, 1902) was an American politician, who was the fourteenth Mayor of Orlando from 1896 to 1902.[1]

James B. Parramore
14th Mayor of Orlando
In office
1896 – February 6, 1902
Preceded byMahlon Gore
Succeeded byClarence Everett Howard
Personal details
BornJanuary 20, 1840
Thomasville, Georgia
DiedFebruary 6, 1902
Orlando, Florida
Resting placeGreenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Florida
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Leila Long Parramore
Military service
Allegiance Confederate States of America
Service/branch Confederate States Army
Years of service1861-1865
RankConfederate States of America Captain.png Captain
UnitFlag of Florida (1861–1865).svg 4th Florida Infantry
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War


James "Buck" was born in Thomasville, Georgia on January 20, 1840 to Redden and Mary Ann (Tooke) Parramore. He moved to Madison County, Florida by 1845 and then with his family to Orlando in 1881.[2]

Parramore also served as a captain in the Fourth Florida Infantry of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He died while in office in 1902[1] at the age of 62, where he was interred at Greenwood Cemetery.

Parramore, a neighborhood in west-central Orlando, Florida was built in the 1880s by James Parramore.[3]


  1. ^ a b Grenier, Bob (2014). Central Florida's Civil War Veterans. Arcadia Publishing. p. 59. ISBN 9781439646045.
  2. ^ Stockton, Betty Jo. "James B Parramore" (PDF). Central Florida Genealogical Society. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  3. ^ Fyotek, Cassandra (2009). Historic Orange County:The Story of Orlando and Orange County. Historic Publishing Network. pp. 54–57. ISBN 9781893619999.