Debbie (Hughey) Parsons
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Debbie (Hughey) Parsons

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Debbie G. Parsons formerly Hughey
Born 1960s.
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Mother of [private son (1980s - unknown)], [private daughter (1980s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1990s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 29 Oct 2015
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Born and raised in Indiana.
Debbie (Hughey) Parsons has Irish ancestors.
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Debbie (Hughey) Parsons has English ancestors.
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Debbie (Hughey) Parsons is of Swiss descent

I was born and raised in Mishawaka, Indiana with my mom and dad and brother David. At age 11, my parents took in my friend Ruth Irene Clark-33799 as a foster child. We had fun taking vacations and road trips. My mother had Type 1 Diabetes since her childhood. It was hard on all of us. She had anger issues too. My parents put us kids in private Christian education in middle school. I loved it. Ruth left our home at age 16. I was devastated, but couldn't blame her. I carried on.

After graduating from Grace Baptist School in South Bend, Indiana in 1979. I attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina in their music education program with a piano proficiency. I enjoyed my year there immensely. With no more money, I left for home and worked in a screen printing factory for 4 1/2 years. I met my future husband at a new church my parents transferred to. Paul and I were married in 1984. I moved to Elkhart, IN and we started our life. We have three children, which I stayed home to raise.

When our youngest was four years old (1996), I got a part-time job at our local public library. i loved it. My manager at the time, encouraged me to go back to college and get a degree with my dusty credits in tow. At age 39 (1999), I enrolled at a local community college. 4 years later (2003), I graduated with high distinction with a Bachelors Degree. I was also working full-time at the public library too. A lot on my plate, but I loved doing it all. Things went down a dark road at the Public Library in 2000 when we got a new Director. She was the serial bully of all time, though I was naive and had no idea what that was. I started feeling bullied and harassed for my high morals, ethics, and Christianity. Things really got ugly when I complained about 2 known sexual predators (1 patron and 1 staff member) in 2002 that the Library Board chose to ignore. I found out through my manager that the Board hired him on purpose in the 90's after he was fired from the public school for sexual harassment! Despicable! The Board, Managers, staff, and patrons bullied me relentlessly for the next 6 years trying to force me to leave. The bullying escalated to outside the workplace also, because everyone knows everyone in our town. I was naive about the evil real world and workplace bullying, but learning about it as I dealt with its ugly reality. I was ruined completely when the Board found a loophole in the Patriot Act and had a judge put my name on the National Watch list. What a horrible thing to do to an innocent American. This decision has ruined my life forever. I suffer daily with its reality. This decision also filtered into my church, causing me to be ousted, shunned, and unwelcome by all. Smh still! One thing that is on my side is the fact that my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, knows the truth and He will set me free. I kept years of documentation and detailed diaries of truth that I hope one day will reveal the truth of workplace bullying in America. I have a blog about it and use my Facebook page to expose these mobster bullies to try and get my life back that they methodically dismantled without blinking an eye. Here's my story...

My life is so boring, since I am not allowed to work or volunteer, or worship anywhere etc., that I am depressed most of the time. A social butterfly by nature, I feel like I am in a prison 24/7. Because of a gag order with hefty fines and imprisonment threats attached, my family is NEVER allowed to discuss my plight either, forever. Validation would help me immensely, but it never comes. Many times, I've wanted to die, but instead, I plug myself wholeheartedly into my family tree research and DNA testing my relatives with gifted kits. Honestly, I have been interested in my family roots since the late 1970's when I was a teen. In 2003, I loved the use of the internet to further my research. I am "DebraPolly" on Findagrave, Ancestry and other sites. My relatives are posted here and on Ancestry, FamilySearch, FamilytreeDNA, GEDmatch, MyHeritage, etc. as well, so I can find more information about my ancestors from others searching the same lines. Some people like to lie about my family origins and say I have no proof, but I have all the records I need of my forebears to prove who I am. Records are posted in's Facts on my Genealogy Family tree.

For years I've been interested in DNA testing and January 2017 I took the plunge with Ancestry DNA. Since then I've tested with more companies, hoping to find more cousins and help break through my Hughey brick wall especially on my DNA Family Tree. I have been gifting DNA kits to my relatives to help me do just that. It is only a matter of time until the pieces of the family tree puzzle are all put together. I look forward to that day! Have fun climbing your own family tree! Shake those branches and let the nuts fall out! Don't fret if you find any skeletons in your closet, make them dance!  :)

Thank you.

Debbie Hughey Parsons DNA test results (updated 12-23-19):

Ancestry DNA says I am: England, Wales & Northwestern Europe - 76% Ireland and Scotland - 15% Norway - 6% Germanic Europe - 3%

FTDNA says I am: • West & Central Europe - 60% •Scandinavia - 24% •British Isles - 15% •North & Central America - <1%

MyHeritage DNA says I am: Northwestern European - 99.5% •English - 71.6% •Irish, Scottish, and Welsh - 23.4% •East European - 5%

Living DNA says I am: Great Britain and Ireland - 98.5% Southeast England - 26.7% South Central England - 25.3% South Yorkshire - 9.9% Cumbria - 5.5% Northwest Scotland - 5.4% North Yorkshire - 5% South England - 4.6% Cornwall - 3.3% Lincolnshire - 2.8% Central England - 2.6% Southwest Scotland and Northern Ireland - 2.5% Ireland - 1.8% East Anglia - 1.7% Northwest England - 1.4% Europe (North and West) - 1.5% Scandinavia - 1.5%

23andMe says I am: •British & Irish - 41.7% •French & German - 38.8% •Scandinavian - 1.8% •Broadly Northwestern European - 17.2% •Broadly European - 0.2% •Ghanaian, Liberian & Sierra Leonean - 0.1% •Unassigned - 0.2%


  • First-hand information. Entered by Debra Hughey at registration.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 2,038.3 cM match between Debra Parsons GEDmatch A497254 and her maternal great Aunt Gladys Chupp GEDmatch T558989.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of Debra Parsons GEDmatch A497254 and her 2 paternal Aunts Marie Holder GEDmatch M192782 and Barbara Tijerina GEDmatch T729300 sharing an 85.4 cM segment on chromosome 8 from 71,083,644 to 146,216,176.

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I found you as a possible ancestor of Lord/Sir William Johnston 1607-1769 and Ann Chew 1702-1742. All of my cousins believe we are a direct descendant. Most believe our Absalom Hill Johnston was son to William (Waller) Johnston, son of Richard Johnston, son of Sir William. However, I have more recently come across a cousin's verified data which says we come from William Johnston, son of Sir William Johnston.

I would like to ask what your lineage is, where it comes down through. I checked your GED Match kit # and we share 7 segments at largest being 5.1cM. This definitely is an indicator we come from the same line. So I'm curious which child of Sir William's you come from, and maybe you might have some insights for mine. I recently have found my dad's dna matching several Buckners, so it seems likely that we come from William Waller Johnston, son of Richard. But I'd like to both confirm this and also confirm with other Johnstons from the same ancestor that it is all correct. I look forward to hearing back and can be reached at AlbertLFox at Sincerely, Albert Fox

posted by Albert (Glassburn) Fox
Congratulations Debbie !
wonderful wikitreer
Debbie (Hughey) Parsons is a Wonderful WikiTreer.
posted by Nicole Duchesne
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posted by David Hughey Ph.D.
Hello, Debbie,

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in for the G2G Integrators Project.

We are sorry to hear that you are not currently active, but we understand that life happens and interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin the project should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

David ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by David Selman
Hello Debbie,

It has been a couple of weeks since we contacted you about your participation in the G2G Integrators Project and as we haven't heard from you, we are following up to make sure you wish to remain a member.

We understand that interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building. If this is the case for you, please let us know.

If we do not hear back from you within the week, we will assume you have moved on to other things for the moment and remove you from the project. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

David ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by David Selman
Hi Debbie,

The Ireland Project (previously the Irish Roots Project) has now changed its structure into Teams. We require everyone with the Ireland Badge to be a member of at least one Team or Sub-Team and our google group. See for details. The Teams are :-

1. Categories Team
2. Counties Team
3. Managed Profiles Team
4. Membership Team
5. Profile Improvement Team
6. Topics Team
7. Diaspora

? Can you let me know if you’d like to stay on in the new project and which team(s) you’d like to join. Please also let me know your e-mail address so that I can get you added to the project’s Google Group or confirm you are already a member of the google group.

Many thanks,


posted by Maria Maxwell
Hello Debbie,

On behalf of the G2G Integrators Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you most enjoy contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

David ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by David Selman
Thank you for adopting my 6th Great Grandfather's profile (Humphrey Brown aka Brown-45754). I didn't realize that it had been orphaned or I would have adopted it myself. I will be adding information to it, currently working on one of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Hugs
posted by T Counce
Lookin’ good Cuz! I like the new photo
posted by Carol Hughey
Thank you Debbie for being so kind and patient with this clumsy new tree climber!
posted by Carol Hughey
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Debbie (Hughey) Parsons is a Wonderful WikiTreer.
posted by Nicole Duchesne

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