- Birth Date
- 6 November 1827
- Death Date
- 14 November 1904
Son of Samuel and Fanny Parrish. Joel initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Daniel Spencer/Perrigrine Sessions Company in 1847. His travel to Utah in 1847 is mentioned in the Davis County Clipper newspaper article. However, he later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.
- Age at Departure: 19
- Age at Departure: 28
- 1900 Utah Census.
- Broomhead, William, Diary, 1856 Oct-1857 Apr.
- Burton, Robert Taylor, Diaries 1856-1907, Record book, circa 1856 October-November.
- "Centerville," Davis County Clipper , 4 Oct. 1940, 8.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- "Joel Parrish Dead," Deseret Evening News, 15 November 1904, 2.
- Jones, Daniel W., Forty Years Among the Indians (1890), p. 62-114.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 21 June 1847, 10.
- Patience L. Archer reminiscences, undated, 57-92.
- Rogerson, Josiah, "Martin's Handcart Company, 1856 [No. 10]," Salt Lake Herald , 8 Dec. 1907.
- Roundy, Priscilla Parish, Reminiscences, 2-3. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
- Utah Death Certificates.