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Viana Bell Parker

Viana Bell Parker

Female 1871 - 1954  (82 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Viana Bell ParkerViana Bell Parker was born on 4 Sep 1871 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky (daughter of William Henderson Parker and Nancy White); died on 4 May 1954 in McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma; was buried in McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma.

    Family/Spouse: McClellan Wilson, M.D.. McClellan (son of Philip Wilson and Nancy Parker) was born on 26 Jun 1864 in Booneville, Owsley, Kentucky; died on 15 Oct 1941 in McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Henderson Parker was born on 8 Apr 1824 in Claiborne, Tennessee (son of Sampson "Samuel" Parker and Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth Davis); died on 11 Mar 1898 in Wister, Leflore, Choctaw Nation (Oklahoma); was buried in Wister City Cemetery, Wister, Leflore, Oklahoma.

    Notes:

    His second wife Nancy White is a fifth cousin five times removed to TNH, both of them being descended from early New England settlers Richard Sperry (1606-1698) and his wife Dennis (d. 1707).

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    Born on 8 Apr 1824 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, Henderson came with his family to Whitley County, Kentucky, as a boy. On 3 Oct 1844, when he was 20, Henderson first married Sarah S. Patrick, daughter of Bryant Patrick & Nancy Davis, in Whitley County, Kentucky. Sally was born 13 Jan 1831 in North Carolina. Henderson was disabled in the course of his Army service during the Civil War, and never really recovered. About two months before his discharge from the Army, their oldest daughter died in childbirth. Sally's health was so impaired during the Civil War that she finally died in Whitley County on 2 Mar 1867, at the age of 36, when her youngest children (twins) were only 4 years old. He then married Nancy White[...] After 1880, Henderson, Nancy, and their unmarried children moved from Whitley County, Kentucky, to Piney in Franklin County, Arkansas. Henderson, Nancy, and some of their children later moved to Wister, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, where Henderson died on 11 Mar 1898; he was 73. He is buried in City Cemetery, Wister, Oklahoma. [Parker's Genealogy & History Establishment]

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    He was an identical twin to his sister Neworlena Jane Parker (1824-1901).

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    Compiled Civil War Service Record of William Henderson Parker

    At age 39, William Henderson Parker was drafted as a private for a period of one year into a detachment of substitutes for the Union Army. He was then mustered into Company F of the 18th Kentucky Infantry in London, Kentucky on 20 Sep 1864. He served for at least 10 months. He was discharged early on 23 Jun 1865 near Louisville, Kentucky, essentially because the War had ended with the surrender of General Lee's forces in April of 1865.

    He received a pension for his Civil War service. He he applied for it on 2 Jan 1884. After his death, it went to his widow, Nancy White Parker.

    Notes from his Compiled Service Record:

    Muster and Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of Substitutes forwarded for the 18 Reg't Kentucky Inf.
    Roll dated: Dft Board Louisville, Ky., Nov 22, 1864.
    Age: 39 y'rs
    Occupation: Farmer
    Where born: Claiborne, Tenn.
    Enlistment (drafted): 1 years.
    Eyes Hazel; hair Black. Complexion Dark; height 5 ft. 7 in.
    When mustered in: Sept 20, 1864.
    Where mustered: London (KY)
    Where credited: 8 Dist Ky.
    Remarks: Drafted.
    Company Muster Roll for Mar and April, 1865. "Present" (3)
    Company Muster Roll for May and June, 1865. Remarks: Discharged June 23, 65 by reason of Telegram order dated War Dep. May 18, 65. (4)
    Company Muster-out Roll dated: Near Louisville, Ky, Jul 18, 1865. Remarks: Discharged June 23, 65 by reason of Telegram order dated War Dep. May 18, 65 (5)
    Detachment Muster-out Roll, Dated; Near Loiusville, Ky, June 23 1865. Remarks: P.O. Ad W.c.H.
    Reported absent without leave. Restored to duty without forfeiture of time or pay. Mustered out in obediance to Telegram Order War Dept (6) May 18, 65, ordering the Muster out of all troops whose terms of service expire prior to Oct. 1, 65. (7)
    N.B. This information is available at footnote.com.

    Content Source: The National Archives
    Publication Number: M397
    Publication Title: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Kentucky.
    Content Source: NARA
    National Archives Catalog ID: 300398
    National Archives Catalog Title: Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War, compiled 1890-1912, documenting the period 1861-1866.
    Record Group: 94
    State: Kentucky
    Short Description: NARA M397. Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Kentucky.
    Military Unit: Eighteenth Infantry, Mi-Pl
    Surname Starts With: P
    Given name: William H
    Surname: Parker
    Age: 39 Year: 1864

    Note: According to worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=tvdavis&id=I18008, "William Henderson was a severe asthmatic and had to sleep sitting up at night because he could not lie down, which made his breathing difficult. A part, if not all, of his treatment was smoking some kind of pipe with a medication in it."

    A Pension Office document dated 14 Jan 1886, a photocopy of which is held by P & T Nielsen Hayden, states that he was disabled by "paralysis caused by wading in water waist deep."

    More detail about the dates of his Civil War service can be found here.

    William married Nancy White on 3 Sep 1867 in Whitley County, Kentucky. Nancy (daughter of Dempsey White and Nancy Perkins) was born on 22 Nov 1838 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 1 Apr 1928 in McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma; was buried in Oak Hill Memorial Park, McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Nancy WhiteNancy White was born on 22 Nov 1838 in Whitley County, Kentucky (daughter of Dempsey White and Nancy Perkins); died on 1 Apr 1928 in McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma; was buried in Oak Hill Memorial Park, McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 22 Nov 1838, Claiborne, Tennessee

    Children:
    1. Jesse Buford Parker was born on 22 Jul 1868 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 22 Feb 1943 in Hollis, Harmony, Oklahoma.
    2. Mary S. "May" Parker was born on 22 Jul 1868 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 12 May 1895 in Wister, Leflore, Choctaw Nation (Oklahoma); was buried in Wister City Cemetery, Wister, Leflore, Oklahoma.
    3. Lucy Idella Parker was born on 28 Dec 1869 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 28 Sep 1943 in McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma; was buried in Oak Hill Memorial Park, McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma.
    4. 1. Viana Bell Parker was born on 4 Sep 1871 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 4 May 1954 in McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma; was buried in McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma.
    5. Frank Henderson Parker was born in May 1873 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died in 1953 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma; was buried in Heavner, LeFlore, Oklahoma.
    6. George E. Parker was born on 1 Jul 1876 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died in 1947 in Heavner, LeFlore, Oklahoma.
    7. Sampson A. "Samuel" Parker was born on 17 Mar 1878 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 4 Mar 1954 in McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma; was buried in McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Sampson "Samuel" ParkerSampson "Samuel" Parker was born on 9 Feb 1804 in Wilkes, North Carolina (son of John M. Parker and Elizabeth Carrel); died on 2 Feb 1886 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in John Parker Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Sampson married Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth Davis before 1824 in Whitley County, Kentucky. Sarah (daughter of William "Billie" Davis and Sarah Rapier) was born on 8 Sep 1801; died on 2 Jun 1868 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in John Parker Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth Davis was born on 8 Sep 1801 (daughter of William "Billie" Davis and Sarah Rapier); died on 2 Jun 1868 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in John Parker Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 8 Sep 1802, North Carolina
    • Alternate death: 9 Jun 1868, Whitley County, Kentucky

    Children:
    1. 2. William Henderson Parker was born on 8 Apr 1824 in Claiborne, Tennessee; died on 11 Mar 1898 in Wister, Leflore, Choctaw Nation (Oklahoma); was buried in Wister City Cemetery, Wister, Leflore, Oklahoma.
    2. Neworlena Jane Parker was born on 8 Apr 1824 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 11 Dec 1901 in Cumberland Falls, McCreary, Kentucky.
    3. John Milton Parker was born about 1826 in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee; died on 29 Aug 1851 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    4. Susan Catherine Parker was born in 1827 in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee; died on 22 Sep 1910 in Knox County, Kentucky.
    5. Mahala Parker was born in 1827 in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee; died on 15 Nov 1854 in Pulaski, Kentucky.
    6. James C. Parker was born on 10 Dec 1829 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 4 Aug 1911 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in John Parker Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    7. Sarah C. Parker was born on 9 Feb 1832 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 20 Oct 1900 in Clifty, Madison, Arkansas.
    8. Mary Helen Parker was born on 30 Aug 1835 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 11 Aug 1856 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in John Parker Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    9. George Washington Parker was born on 30 Nov 1837 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 24 Oct 1910 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Highland Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    10. Martha E. Parker was born about 1838 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    11. Nancy Elizabeth Parker was born about 1838.
    12. Elizabeth Parker was born about 1840 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died in 1910 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    13. Jesse F. Parker was born on 18 Apr 1842 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 1 Sep 1926 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Highland Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    14. Nathan Parker was born in 1844 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died in 1847 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    15. Milton Parker was born in 1845 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died in 1848 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    16. Tempy Parker was born in 1846 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died in 1849 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

  3. 6.  Dempsey White was born about 1798 in South Carolina (son of John White and Mary Shelton); died after 1860 in Hardin County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Often spelled "Dempsy"; sometimes "Demcey" or "Demcy".

    Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives for Whitley County, in 1833, 1835, 1838, and 1839. [Collins's History of Kentucky, volume II, page 758]

    Moved to Hardin County, Tennessee in 1843.

    "Probably the very wealthy Demcy found in the Whitley tax lists from 1819 through 1840." [Steven C. Perkins]

    Dempsey married Nancy Perkins on 28 Jan 1819 in Whitley County, Kentucky. Nancy (daughter of Jabez Perkins and [Unknown first wife of Jabez Perkins]) was born in 1803 in Grayson County, Virginia; died in 1860 in Wayne County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Nancy Perkins was born in 1803 in Grayson County, Virginia (daughter of Jabez Perkins and [Unknown first wife of Jabez Perkins]); died in 1860 in Wayne County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1835

    Children:
    1. Jesse Perkins White was born in 1820 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died in 1878 in Crawford County, Arkansas.
    2. Emily White was born about 1821 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    3. Dempsey Lawson White was born on 25 Aug 1826 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 16 Mar 1889 in Hardin County, Tennessee; was buried in Old White Sulphur Cemetery, Hardin County, Tennessee.
    4. Louisa J. White was born about 1830 in Kentucky; died on 18 Apr 1911 in Bee Branch, Van Buren, Arkansas.
    5. Lucinda White was born about 1832 in Kentucky; died on 27 Nov 1853 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    6. James E. White was born about 1836 in Kentucky.
    7. 3. Nancy White was born on 22 Nov 1838 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 1 Apr 1928 in McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma; was buried in Oak Hill Memorial Park, McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma.
    8. William White was born about 1848 in Tennessee.
    9. Mary A. White was born about 1849 in Tennessee.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John M. ParkerJohn M. Parker was born in 1772 in North Carolina (son of John Parker and Jane); died on 1 Jan 1857 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in John Parker Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    "According to the memoir of his grandson Chrisman Harrison Parker, John fought in the War of 1812, and was at the Battle of New Orleans when the British General Packenham was killed." [Parker's Genealogy & History Establishment]

    From the memoir of Chrisman Harrison Parker:

    "I have heard my grandfather tell how the Torys came and robed his mother while that war was going on; - They come one day; and robed the house; - taking the bedding; emtying the feather-beds or ticks over the ground. The feathers come of them rising above the tops of the trees. They then went into the feild and striped the harness off the horse granfather was plowing, and led Him away. - By this time they had gathered the sheep and cattle; - and horses and drove them away. Lleving my great grandmother and her children destitute - undaunted she geathered leaves to sleep on; living as best she could. Clothed her children and cotten and Flaxe, garments of her own make; - The next morning after the robery; she geathered her children and all the hoes and went into the feild. Those who had hoes howed those who had none pulled weeds and grass: - at last the war ceased, and great grandfather come home, and settled down to honest toil. Where he lived and died.

    "My granfather grew up in in North Carolina, and maired there, and when my father was three years olde mooved to Tennsee: where he raised his family. In the War of 1812. Granfather Parker, entered the servis of his country and was at Battle of New Orleans when Pakenham was killed.

    "My mother, - Celety - Harrison, Parker lost two brothers in the War of 1812. I have heard my mother say grandmother Harrison kept the clothing of her two lost sons as long as she lived; and once a year would look them over; and weep as she folded them up and laid them carfully away."

    John married Elizabeth Carrel on 9 Jan 1793 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Elizabeth (daughter of James Carrel) was born in 1775 in North Carolina; died on 3 Dec 1859 in Whitley County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth Carrel was born in 1775 in North Carolina (daughter of James Carrel); died on 3 Dec 1859 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. Luke Parker was born on 17 Dec 1793 in North Carolina; died after 1850.
    2. Cynthia Parker was born in 1794 in North Carolina; died in 1850 in Kentucky.
    3. Jesse Parker was born in 1795 in North Carolina.
    4. George Washington Parker was born in 1798 in North Carolina.
    5. John Parker was born on 5 Jun 1801 in North Carolina.
    6. Martin Parker was born in 1802 in North Carolina; died in 1870 in Colorado.
    7. 4. Sampson "Samuel" Parker was born on 9 Feb 1804 in Wilkes, North Carolina; died on 2 Feb 1886 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in John Parker Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    8. James Pryor Parker was born on 20 Dec 1806 in North Carolina; died about 1893.
    9. Jane Parker was born on 10 Aug 1810 in Tennessee; died on 10 Mar 1887.
    10. William Parker was born on 30 Aug 1813.

  3. 10.  William "Billie" Davis was born in 1776 in North Carolina; died before 3 Dec 1864 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    [The paragraph below is from http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kmparker, evidently from info provided by Patrick's late aunt Nancy Jonckheere.]

    "Born in 1776 in North Carolina, Billie Davis was famous as a trapper, guide and explorer. He had a disagreement with a bear and lost his arm as a result, but it was the bear who lost the fight. Later, one-armed Billie became sheriff of Whitley County, an office he held for many years. He had considerable presence and could handle just about any problem with words alone. Nancy Jonckheere once found online a copy of an old North Carolina election handout from about 1850, which said was that the candidate was endorsed by 'Billie Davis, the famous one-armed sheriff of Whitley County, Kentucky.' By 1795, when Billie was 19, he was already married to Sarah Rapier, who was born about 1779 in North Carolina. Her brother Jesse moved to Whitley County, Kentucky, as well. Billie and Sarah both lived to a ripe old age and died in Whitley County: Sarah between 1860 and 1870, when she was at least 81 years old; and Billie in 1864 at the age of 88."

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    We wonder if he wasn't born significantly later than 1776. According to the records of the Kentucky Assembly, William Davis was sheriff of Whitley County in 1848 and 1849, at which time he would have been 72 and 73 years old if he was in fact born in 1776. Memory and oral traditions often exaggerate the age-at-death of particularly colorful individuals.

    More absurdly, multiple ancestry.com trees claim that this William Davis is the Union soldier who died on 6 October 1864 and is buried at Cave Hill National Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky. We have no idea how they imagine that an 82-year-old man was serving as a Union private.

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    Michele Brooks reproduces a bill of sale for his estate, executed by his son Melton Lewis Davis, which may provide some clues to his ancestry:

    Sale Bill Dated 3 December 1864
    Son - M.L. Davis 1 pistol $5.50
    Son - William R. Davis 3 books 1.60
    William Patrick 4 books .50
    William Patrick 5 books .60
    Dau - Matilda 1 book 1.90
    son-in-law Sampson Parker 2 razors 1.40
    Son - M. L. Davis 1/2 bushel ?
    Seth Freeman
    Cousin - James E. White 1 board 1.00
    Cousin-in-law - Melton E. White 2 boxes 4.00
    Son - M. L. Davis Furniture 55.00
    M. L. Davis 1 saddle 1.00
    M. L. Davis 1 satchel 3.00
    Dau - Matilda Cattle .50

    William married Sarah Rapier between 1795 and 1800 in North Carolina. Sarah was born in 1777; died before 1870 in Whitley County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Sarah Rapier was born in 1777; died before 1870 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1778, North Carolina
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1779, North Carolina

    Notes:

    Appears in some online trees as Roper, Rapour, etc. Frequently given as a daughter of William J. Rapier and Elizabeth Thompson; there is absolutely no evidence for this.

    Children:
    1. Nancy Davis was born on 8 Dec 1796 in Cole Creek, Carroll, North Carolina; died on 10 Feb 1864 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Briar Creek Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    2. 5. Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth Davis was born on 8 Sep 1801; died on 2 Jun 1868 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in John Parker Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    3. Melton Lewis Davis was born on 3 Feb 1822 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 30 Jun 1895 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Highland Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

  5. 12.  John White was born between 1750 and 1755 in North Carolina (son of Richard White and Elizabeth); died between Jun 1829 and Oct 1829 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 2 May 1753, Granville, North Carolina

    Notes:

    Called "John Calvin White" in some sources.

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    According to "familywest" on ancestry.com, his first marriage to Mary Hendrick is recorded in the Hendrick family Bible.

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    From Ancestry of Elizabeth Louise White by Steven C. Perkins:

    He was probably born 1750-55, as Nancy Jonckheere states that in 1777 he sold land inherited from his father, Richard. Was this the 330 acres in Bute County that he was devised? At that time he was stated to be a planter from Craven County. CHECK

    He was probably born in Warren County, N.C., and about 1798 he came to the portion of Knox that is now Whitley County. He died between June and October 1829, based upon his appearance in Whitley County Court as a Commissioner in June and an Order in October that his son, Dempsey, return court records. CHECK whitley order book 1 for his signature. He is probably in an unmarked grave at Redbird; there is a marker for a John White, but the date of death appears to be 1896.

    A John White was a taxpayer in Warren County, North Carolina in 1784. North Carolina Taxpayers, supra, v.2, p.217. A John White was a purchaser at an estate sale in Franklin County, N.C., confirmed in June of 1796, Bradley, Will Book B of Franklin County, North Carolina 1784-1804, 929.375654 qB811b 1988, p.16 and at a sale on 10 January 1799, p.38.

    A John White is on the Knox tax rolls for 1804, with 300 acres of 2d class land on the Cumberland, 2 horses and 6 slaves. A John White appears in the 1810 and 1820 Knox County censuses, and in Lincoln County before that; a John White is on an 8/3/1790 Lincoln tax list. John White and John White, Sr. appear on an 1816 Knox County tax list. A John White appears on a 1788 Fayette County tax list, as do two Williams and a James. Some Pre-1800 Kentucky Tax Lists, supra, p.11. CHECK

    On 28 September 1826 he granted Demcey (sic) White (a Whitley County resident) a Power of Attorney to deal with legacies he might be entitled to from the estates of his father, Richard White, or his mother, Elizabeth, in Franklin County, North Carolina. Whitley County Deed Book 1, p.145-6. Mark White was stated to be the Executor of Richard and Sherrod Celly/Kinney the administrator of Elizabeth. Decker (p. 305) says that Knox County Revolutionary War Veterans included John White of Virginia, and says that he is thought to have settled in Knox in about 1804; if so, that would not [may not] be our John.

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    The "Demcey" White mentioned above is almost certainly the Dempsey White who is recorded in Collins's History of Kentucky as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives for Whitley County in 1833, 1835, 1838, and 1839; he was a son of this John White, and his daughter Nancy White (1838-1928) was the second wife of Patrick's greatX3-grandfather William Henderson Parker (1824-1898).

    John married Mary Shelton. Mary was born about 1760 in Virginia; died about 1824. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Mary Shelton was born about 1760 in Virginia; died about 1824.
    Children:
    1. Richard White was born in in North Carolina; died in in Hardin, Tennessee.
    2. Harrison White was born on 28 Feb 1790; died on 7 Nov 1853; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    3. John Calvin White was born between 1793 and 1795; died after 1870.
    4. 6. Dempsey White was born about 1798 in South Carolina; died after 1860 in Hardin County, Tennessee.
    5. Nicholas White was born on 15 May 1802 in Kentucky; died on 29 Jun 1876 in Redbird, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

  7. 14.  Jabez Perkins was born on 6 Nov 1766 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut (son of Timothy Perkins and Miriam Sperry); died between Jan 1836 and Feb 1836 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Jellico Creek Cemetery, Jellico Creek, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 13 Feb 1836, Jellico Creek, Whitley, Kentucky

    Notes:

    The ultimate genealogical curiosity connecting Teresa's and Patrick's known ancestry isn't a common ancestor, but a common relative. Jabez Perkins was born in 1766 in New Haven, Connecticut and died in 1835 in Whitley County, Kentucky. His parents, Timothy Perkins (1736-1782) and Miriam Sperry (1743-~1783), had moved from Connecticut to North Carolina, probably between 1771 and 1773, as part of a general emigration of Tory sympathizers from Connecticut as the colony's politics came more and more under the control of supporters of separation from Great Britain. Through his mother, Jabez Perkins was a descendant of six of Teresa's direct ancestors, and fully three of his offspring married the children of direct ancestors of Patrick. Adding a genealogical cherry on top, one of his grandchildren was the second wife of one of Patrick's GX3 grandfathers.

    To go into more detail, Jabez Perkins was a great-great grandson of Teresa's ancestors Richard Sperry (1606-1648) and his wife Dennes (1631-1707); a GX3-grandson of Teresa's ancestors Samuel Hotchkiss (1623-1663) and his wife Elizabeth Cleverly (d. 1681); and a GX3-grandson of Teresa's ancestors James Clark (d. 1689) and his wife Sarah (d. 1661). Jabez Perkins's son Solomon Perkins (1786-1824) married Nancy Freeman (1798-1870), daughter of Patrick's 4XG-grandparents James Brigham Freeman (d. 1830) and Mary Polly Moore (d. 1835). His daughter Amy Perkins (1798-1862) married Harrison White (1788-1853), son of Patrick's 4XG-grandparents John White (1750-1829) and Mary Shelton (1760-1824). His daughter Nancy Perkins (1803-1860) married Dempsey White (1798-1860), Kentucky state legislator, also a son of the aforementioned 4XG-grandparents of Patrick John White and Mary Shelton. And, improbably, Nancy and Dempsey's daughter Nancy White (1838-1928) was the second wife of Patrick's GX3-grandfather William Henderson Parker (1824-1898). To put it another way, the second wife of Patrick's GX3 grandfather--his mother's father's father's mother's father--was Teresa's fifth cousin five times removed. We strongly suspect time travelers were involved.

    From Steven C. Perkins:

    Born in New Haven, CT, before the American Revolution, he was raised in a Loyalist household in the North Carolina back country. As a child he saw his father, Timothy, and paternal uncle, Joseph, join the Loyalist forces against the Americans. According to contemporary accounts, his father and uncle were "notorious Tories" who one time captured Col. Cleveland, an American commander and virtual warlord in the New River settlements. While being held for trial by the Loyalists, Cleveland was able to escape, supposedly with the help of one of the women of the household. The family were early Methodists.

    By 1784 a guardian was appointed for Jabez in Wilkes Co., NC. Normally, one would assume this to mean that his father was dead. However, there is some evidence that Timothy Perkins was alive and living in Grayson Co., VA. [See our entry for Jabez's father Timothy for David R. Evans's argument to the contrary. —PNH] Shortly after the guardian was appointed, Jabez appears to have married and moved to Grayson Co., VA, where several of his children were born. In 1789, he was appointed administrator to the estate of his maternal Uncle, William Sperry, in Wilkes Co., NC. It is not yet known if William Sperry was a Loyalist or if he supported the Americans in the Revolution.

    By 1813 he was in the Knox/Whitley Co. KY, area. Sometime after 1830, already 65 years old, he moved his family to the Bureau/Putnam Co. Illinois area. He and his sons purchased land in 1835 and 1836. By December of 1835 he had returned to Whitley Co., KY, where he made his will and died before February 13, 1836. Jabez's son William returned to Whitley Co. and remained there the rest of his life. The rest of Jabez's children remained in Illinois or moved further West.

    Some researchers have identified Jabez's wife as Nancy Ann Creekmore. I am not convinced that this is correct. I am also not convinced that his wife at the time he made his will is the mother of his children. [...] There is the possibility that there were two wives named Nancy. There is a renunciation of the will dated in Feb 1836 from Nancy Perkins in Whitley Co., KY, Will Book 1. There is a report of a marriage license for Jabez Perkins and Nancy White dated the same day the will was made. It is supposed to be in the KY Archives. This compiler has not seen it.

    Jabez married [Unknown first wife of Jabez Perkins]. [Unknown died about 1830; was buried in Jellico Creek Cemetery, Jellico Creek, Whitley, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  [Unknown first wife of Jabez Perkins] died about 1830; was buried in Jellico Creek Cemetery, Jellico Creek, Whitley, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. Solomon Perkins was born on 27 Aug 1786 in Grayson County, Virginia; died on 17 Jun 1824 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in William B. Siler Cemetery, Rockholds, Whitley, Kentucky.
    2. Amy Perkins was born on 7 Aug 1794 in Grayson County, Virginia; died on 1 Aug 1862 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    3. 7. Nancy Perkins was born in 1803 in Grayson County, Virginia; died in 1860 in Wayne County, Tennessee.