This website is dedicated to the descendants of Jonathan W Parr and Eliza Jane Lowe, pioneers who first made their way from England in 1842, settled in Iowa and then traveled to California in 1846 along with the Donner Party.  Their final stop was a new town than came to be known at Los Gatos.  In 1856, Jonathan purchased the remaining 3000 acres of the Rancho Rinconada de Los Gatos Land Grant, after Alexander Forbes purchased 2000 acres in 1850.  The research gathered by the descendants of this family will soon be published and added to the local history repositories of Los Gatos and Santa Clara County.  If you are a descendant, or have any information to share regarding the Parr family for publication, please contact us using the form below.