John Fabyan Parrott

John Fabyan Parrott (August 8, 1767 – July 9, 1836) was a United States Representative and a Senator from New Hampshire.

John Fabyan Parrott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
Preceded byJeduthun Wilcox
Succeeded byWilliam Plumer, Jr.
United States Senator from
New Hampshire
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1825
Preceded byClement Storer
Succeeded byLevi Woodbury
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1767-08-08)August 8, 1767
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
DiedJuly 9, 1836(1836-07-09) (aged 68)
Greenland, New Hampshire
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

He was born in Portsmouth to John Parrott, a merchant and ship captain, and his wife Deborah Parker.[1] He followed his father's line of work and began trading in Europe and the Caribbean, something which stopped with the passing of the Embargo Act of 1807.[1] Parrott was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1809 to 1814 and also held various local offices. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1812 to the Thirteenth Congress, but was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the Fifteenth Congress, serving from March 4, 1817 to March 3, 1819. He was then elected to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1819 to March 3, 1825. He was a Democratic Republican (later Adams-Clay Republican).

Later, in 1826, he was the postmaster of Portsmouth. He was also a member of the New Hampshire Senate from 1830 to 1831. He died in Greenland, New Hampshire and was interred in the family burying ground on the Parrott estate. His papers are kept at the University of North Carolina.[2]

His sons included Robert Parker Parrott and Peter Pearse Parrott.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b " - John Fabyan Parrott". Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2008-11-15.
  2. ^ "University of North Carolina Manuscripts Dept - John Fabyan Parrott". Retrieved 2008-11-15.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jeduthun Wilcox
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's at-large congressional district

Succeeded by
William Plumer, Jr.
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Clement Storer
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from New Hampshire
Served alongside: David L. Morril, Samuel Bell
Succeeded by
Levi Woodbury