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My wife and I own a house and farm on an old section of the Staunton River now Leesville Resovoir in Pittsville, Pittsylvania County Virginia. I have been doing research on the age of our home and history of the property. I have found paperwork a map left by the previous owners The Johnson family that identifies the house as the Old Parker Place. The Johnsons owned the neighboring property and small cabin next door for many years and are listed as having worked with or for the Parkers on their farm from census records I have viewed. I am interested in the history of our home and property, there is an old barn and a much older small cabin on the property that still stands and appears to me to be 200 plus years old. I am interested in any information that might help my research of the property and families that pioneered the area or possibly lived in the home. Our home and property is just a mile or so away from the Old Parker Cemetery Ruins at Parkers Landing that shows up on Google and Apple Maps of the area. I feel the old very small cabin on our property may possibly be an original pioneer dwelling  from the 1700's and if so would want to do my part in preserving it for future reference of the early pioneers in Virginia. Early Parker pioneers of the area before 1800 that I have found in Pittsylvania on or near the Staunton River are John Parker of the Staunton River, William Parker of "OWC" Old Womens Creek and William Parker of the Piggs River. Bedford County is directly across the river from our property, I've seen several items that mention the Parker's previously living in Bedford before moving across the river into Pittsylvania. Any help or thoughts would be much appreciated.


Mark Mckeehan

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The Parkers from Minnesota

My maternal great grandmother was Alice Glen (Parker) Oleson. She was born in Iowa, on December 8, 1904. She married Elmer Glen Oleson on May 27, 1925. She died in 1986 and was buried in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery in Storden, MN. Growing up, my family has always said we are related to Cynthia and Quanah Parker. I would like to understand exactly where our families are connected.
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Elisha Parker Jr of Somerset MD

Hello-  I'm looking for "proof" that Elisha Parker Jr (born about 1768, Somerset MD) is the son of Elisha Parker Sr (1732-1787) and Abigail Turner.  Elisha Sr's will mentions "my son Elisha" but other than that, I can find no birth or baptism record.  I have Elisha Jr married to Eleanor Gordy (1764-1830), and they had a daughter Polly Parker (1802 Maryland-1847 Delaware) who married Hezekiah Matthews.  Any help is much appreciated.  Thank you!

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I'm just trying to find the links between a couple surnames

My Mothers maiden name is Parker. She has a brother Peter Parker (D)  I never knew her Fathers / my Grandfathers' name.

Her mother / my Grandmother  is Pearl Parker  but this is where it gets cloudy. Somewhere her last name was Worley.

My uncle / Mothers Brother, Peter Parker had several children, Charles, Wayne?  I never got to meet all and Peter died quite a while ago.

I've been told that our Parker lineage is connected somehow to Quanah Parker but, obviously, there where many other Parkers around and present day Parkers only lean towards Quanah as an ancestor!....I've been told my G-Great Grand' was a son of 1 of Quanahs 8 wives....?

But, its' the Scott side that was always referred to. As in "we are originally from the Scott family line" ...?

My "Cousins / Aunts - Uncles / mystery relatives" are - Scott, Names are foggy but, I know there's an Edna, Bruce, James, possibly a Charles.

All of these Parkers and Scotts live / lived in Florida. Mainly SW Florida but, also in / around Marco Island.

My "Cousins" live in Ft. Meyers FL. and are much in politics I believe.

Having a home next door to the Edison winter home and the Ford home. We lost touch when I was very young.

Any bells rung or clues to this connection are greatly appreciated!!

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Descendant of William Parker b. 1604

Here's the information I've found in my search and what I believe to be my link to William Parker.

1) William b. abt 1604 England                                                                                                

      arr. 1624  d. abt 1655 Nansemond, VA                                                                                   

     Wife Unknown


2) Richard b. abt 1624 d. abt 1681 Nansemond, VA                                                           

    Wife Unknown                                                                            


3) Richard b. abt 1645 d. abt 1698 Nansemond, VA                                                           

    m. Mary           


4) Richard b. abt 1676 Nansemond, VA d. abt  1752 Chowan County, NC                       

    m. Hannah                                                              


5) Daniel b. 1720 Chowan County, NC d. 3 Nov 1784 Gates County, NC                                   

    m. 1740, Mary (?) Farlee                                                                                               


6) Robert b. abt. 1754 Nansemond, VA d. abt 1825 Copiah, MS                                               

    m. 1769 Gates, NC, Priscilla Riddick b. 15 Feb 1749 d. abt 1793           


7) Benjamin Franklin Parker b. abt 1780 Gates County, NC d. 1849 Ouachita, LA                       

    m. 1795 NC, Nancy Mills Anderson b. 1780 Kentucky d. 1850 Ouachita, LA 


8) Mary Parker b. 1798 NC d. aft 1860 Copiah, MS                                                           

    m. 20 Apr 1814, Louisiana, William S Little b.1798 Rowan County, NC

    d. 30 May 1833 Hinds, MS


8) Nancy Parker b. 29  Apr 1802 d. 17 Mar 1881 Hornbeck, LA                                   

    m. 8 Apr 1817, Tammany Parrish, LA, Samuel (Patterson) Williams b.26 Jan 1797

    d. 3 Jul 1857 Hornbeck, LA                                   

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Parkers Alabama

Does anyone have information on:


Samuel Thomas Parker b. 16 Jan 1876 in Alabama d. 8 Jan 1953 married Amanda (Mandy) Jane Parker  b. Mar 1881 in Alabama

Children: All children born in Alabama

Cordia b. ??

Myrtle V. Parker b. 1903

Rennie B. Parker b. 1905

Vida V. Parker b. 1907

Lewis Ellis Parker b. 1910

Willie H. Parker b. 28 Aug 1897

Candie R. Parker b. Feb 1899  


Any information on these Parkers?



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Greetings cousins!  I descend from Mary Jane Parker, b 1812 in NC.  In 1832 she married Daniel Jones in Lowndes county AL, m by JP David Bird.  Until a few months ago, that was all the info I had for her.  However, having found my Jones family in Bladen County, NC, I had begun to keep my eyes open for Parkers.  Meanwhile, while reconfirming their Jan 4 marriage date, it suddenly dawned on me that there were two other Parker girls who had married in 1832 into families related or allied to my Bladen Joneses.  They were also two more of the only 6 total marriages performed by David Bird (3/6 were Parker girls)  

Using, I began to trace Catherine Parker b abt 1814 who m David Bedsole and Sidney/Edna/Edny Parker b abt 1810 who m Nathan Hall. (Note birthdates are +/- 2 years of my Mary Jane).  Catherine appears to have had at least two girls with same given name as Mary Jane's family, Lucy & MJ.  Also, Bedsoles were first cousins of Daniel Jones.

Sidney/Edna/Edny Hall appears to have left Alabama after 1850 and lived out her life in Bowie, Texas.  Husband Nathan Hall may descend from the Barnabas Hall line of Bladen County, and may be the uncle to Jack Wilson Hall who married Elizabeth Jones, eldest daughter of my Daniel and Mary Jane Jones.  Nathan and Edny also had at least two girls with MJ's family names:  another Mary Jane and Rivanna(ah)  (This may also be a clue to origins since Rivannah was name of VA river)

There are 2 data bases that say Thomas Parker and Catherine Howard were the parents of Sidney/Edny, the oldest of these Parker girls.  No births noted after 1810, and no indication that any other family member left Sampson/Bladen area.

I also have Parker as allied family via my Bedsole line, but cant connect my MJ...or Catherine or them in anyway.

So there is my story!  I feel as if Im so close to solving this  Does anyone have any ideas?

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John Parker of NJ, PA, and Seneca County, OH

My 4th great-grandfather was John Parker b. Abt. 30 Mar 1750 (perhaps Warren County, NJ), d. 21 Sep 1841 in Adams Township, Seneca County, Ohio. His wife's name was Elizabeth, but I don't know her surname. I'm descended from their daughter, Rachel, who was b. 19 Dec 1787 in New Jersey and m. in Pennsylvania c. 1810 to Samuel Whiteman. Rachel and Samuel also died in Adams Township, Seneca County, Ohio (1857 and 1850, respectively). I would like to connect with anyone else descended from this John Parker.

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Son of Charles J. Parker and Catherine Goldman of Bay Shore, NY.

Son of Charles W. Parker and Florence Rykert of Brightwaters & Brooklyn, NY.

Son of Edward Arthur Parker and Emma Woeltje of Brooklyn, NY and Portsmouth, VA.

Son of William George Washington Parker and Elizabeth Ann Thompson of Portsmouth, VA.

Son of Joseph Crockett Parker and Mary Ann Ambrose of Portsmouth and Accomac Co., VA.

Son of Capt. Michael Parker and Rachel Crockett of Accomac Co., VA.

Son of Capt. William H. Parker and Leah Taylor of Accomac Co., VA.

Son of John Parker III and Frances Coulbourne of Accomac Co., VA.

Son of John Parker, Jr. and Bridget Sacker of Accomac Co., VA.

Son of John Parker, Sr. and Amy Anderson Accomac Co., VA. and Southampton, UK.

Son of George Parker and Abigail Barlow of Southampton, UK.

Son of John Parker and Marie Gerard of Southampton, UK. and County Devon, England.

Son of George Parker and Margery Carpenter.

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Lyle Hamilton Parker and Mabel Parker (Shiffer)

Looking for information on my Parker family tree as well as my Grandmother's side, Shiffer and Jordan.

Grandfather: Lyle Hamilton Parker
d. 1971, Sonoma County, CA
2nd Marriage: Carol Parker (deceased)
Grandfather's Brother: Robert "Bob" Parker

Grandmother: Mabel Caroline Shiffer (m.)
b. Pennsylvania
d. 1950 (approx) Chicago IL
Great Grand Mother: Anna E. Myers (Jordan)
Half brother: Joseph P. Scholz


Boy and girl who were stillborn
Marjorie Pivonka (Parker) (deceased)
Charles "Don" Donald Parker (deceased)
Joseph Hamilton Parker
Lois Welch (Parker)
James "Jim" Milton Parker (believed to be deceased, though not verified)
Kathleen "Kay" Marie Parker (deceased)
Anthony "Tony"  Parker (deceased)

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HELLO EVERYONE! I am looking for direct descendants/ancestors of Roseanne Greeson (Maiden name Parker). My aunt recently showed me an old family bible and notebook filled with family names, including QUANAH PARKER AND ISAAC PARKER. I know for certain that we are related to 'Hanging Judge Isaac Parker', and recently found information that Quanah and Isaac new eachother, and/or were related. Unfortunately that is the only name from the Parker side I know of right now, but will try to get further info. Any help is GREAT!

Roseanne Parker Greeson
B-3/6/1937 Gunter, TX, Caucasian/Native American
Lived in OK/TX

married William Preston Greeson, lived in Durant, OK for many years. born sometime around 1900-1915?

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Hi, I'm new and wanted to introduce myself!

My great great grandparents are Pleasant Parker and Sarah Jones Parker (her father is Rev Riley Jones) and my great grandfather (their son) is Alexander Parker. I believe my gggrandfather Pleasant was orphaned along with his siblings and that is why it's difficult to find information regarding his parents...if anyone has any information about Pleasant Parker I would love to hear from you. I copied the following information from another website (I deleted the poster's name for privacy).

[VAPITTSY-L] Pleasant Parker 1824 Va.>Tn.>Ar.
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 15:58:36 -0900
My gggrandfather Pleasant Parker b. 3-1824 possibly in western Va.
reared in Hawkins Co. Tn. (? not certain pleasant listed in census is
mine as age is a factor) moved to Wa. Co. AR. in 1851. Pleasant is my
brick wall. I have been unable to locate any information on his parents

names, siblings or his actual place of birth. I was given a typed
lineage in which Pittsylvania Co. was listed as place of birth for
Pleasant. If anyone else is researching this line or has any
information I would appreciate hearing from you.
Below is informationon son Alexander and also a listing of the other
children's names. Pleasant's wife was Sarah Jones Parker.
A large portion of the family is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Washington
Co. Ar. and I have pictures and listings of names and dates on them

Thank You in advance,


(From History of Arkansas 1889 - Goodspeed Publishing Co..
Chicago, Ill. 1889 - now referred to as GOODSPEED HISTORY)

Alexander Parker, whose birth occurred on Middle Fork, White River,
Washington County,
Arkansas, November 22, 1858, is the son of Pleasant and Sarah (Jones)
Parker. The father
was born in West Virginia (*should be west or western Virginia), but was

reared in Tennessee.
He moved to Arkansas in 1851, settling where he is now living, and has
farmed all his life.
Themother is also living. Alexander Parker was reared on the farm and
spent his youth in
assisting his father on the same, and attending the common country
In 1885 he chose for his companion in life, Mrs. Lucinda (Gilliland)
Peirson, widow of John
A. Peirson -
and to them were born 4 (*should be 5) children, two pairs
of twins, Clarence
and Clara, Homer and Virgil (*should be Virgil and Victor, then Homer, a

single child). Mrs.
Peirson was the mother of 5 children by her former marriage - Paris,
Powell, George, Robert
and Laura.
After his marriage, Mr. Parker taught school for a short time, and then
settled to farming
on his present property, where he has continued ever since. He has made
a success of
farming, and dealing in horses and other livestock. He owns the fine
thoroughbred, Steel
Dust, Bertram, running stallion named "Burton, Jr." dapplebay, three
years old. Mr. Parker
also owns an interest in the Peirson farm of 300 acres.
Mr. Parker is a Republican in Politics, but has never aspired to any
official position, and is a
respected young man.

Other information on Alexander's siblings.
Born Died
Spencer B. 9-24-1851 11-2-1869
Mary Elizabeth 8-31-1853 1879
Deborah 5-10-1855 12-1-1869
Sarah Ann 2-9-1857 1-5-1911
Alexander 11-22-1858(my great grandfather)
Presley Smith 5-5-1860
Perry Franklin 4-6-1862
William H. 5-10-1865 8-12-1865
John Arvil 11-23-1866
Larkin Johnson 2-2-1869
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we have finally broke daown that wall on the maternal side of my grandpa parker. All we had was a name partial date and an old pic from the civil war times of a wells family. I know I have been blessed for I had just helped someone else on here to get started in her research (and i will continue to help) and a good deed came back around on me. Two nights ago on a whim contacted the man that has the houston county genweb site asking for an email of the person who gave him the wells family info on that site. I told him one of the names on there was the name i was looking for but the date was way off. Soon after emailing avis a note and a picture we have never been able to identify,I got a response and it said "I will check my records". We all know most of the time people don't get back with you but, i was hopeful. The next morning,yesterday, I checked my email and it something about how the woman in my picture looks alot like the woman in mine. We exchanged histories and more info. I saw the picture the wells family had and the woman was the exact same woman!! long story short I had a picture of their family members they had never seen before. The man in mine,the husband of the woman in theirs, they had always wanted to see but had no pictures of! The picture was identified as sarah wells and john wiley wells. Avis is very thankful for no one has seen john before. For many generations sarah wells's picture hung in their home known as granny wells. I had their missing link and to me they have been mine. My great grandmother nancy elizabeth payne was the daughter of jeremiah E payne and martha ann wells. martha was sarah and john wiley's daughter. nancy elizabeth payne married ben parker and had my grandpa john wilson parker 1896. Now if only i could get past ben parker? lol
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