Lydia Parrish

Lydia Parrish

Lydia Parrish

LYDIA PARRISH (1871-1953) was a native of New Jersey who spent many winters on St. Simons Island with her husband, the artist Maxfield Parrish. In addition to collecting spirituals and other African American songs, Parrish had an avid interest in the history of southern Loyalist families who had relocated to the Caribbean as refugees following the Revolutionary War.