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Elizabeth Parker

Female Abt 1840 - 1910  (~ 70 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Elizabeth Parker was born Abt 1840, Whitley, Kentucky (daughter of Sampson "Samuel" Parker and Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth Davis); died 1910, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Elizabeth married James W. Parker 4 Sep 1859, Whitley, Kentucky. James (son of James Pryor Parker and Celeete Harrison) was born 27 Oct 1829, Whitley, Kentucky; died 28 Jan 1885, Becks Creek, Whitley, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

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


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John M. Parker was born 1772, North Carolina (son of John Parker and Jane); died 1 Jan 1851, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried , John Parker Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1773, South Carolina

    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 Ann Carrel 9 Jan 1793, Wilkes, North Carolina. Elizabeth (daughter of James Carrel) was born 1775, North Carolina; died 3 Dec 1859, Whitley, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


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

  3. 6.  William "Billie" Davis was born 1776, North Carolina; died Bef 3 Dec 1864, Whitley, 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."

    *****

    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.

    *****

    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, North Carolina. Sarah was born 1777; died Bef 1870, Whitley, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Sarah Rapier was born 1777; died Bef 1870, Whitley, 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 8 Dec 1796, Cole Creek, Carroll, North Carolina; died 10 Feb 1864, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried , Briar Creek Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    2. Matilda Davis was born 1798, North Carolina; died 1870, Whitley, Kentucky.
    3. James Madison Davis was born 23 Jun 1798, Whitley, Kentucky; died 28 Dec 1860, Whitley, Kentucky.
    4. 3. Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth Davis was born 8 Sep 1801; died 2 Jun 1868, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried , John Parker Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    5. Henry Davis was born 1802, Whitley, Kentucky.
    6. Mary Polly Davis was born 1 Mar 1804, Whitley, Kentucky.
    7. Rebecca Davis was born 1805, Whitley, Kentucky.
    8. Jimmy Davis was born 1809.
    9. Eleanor Davis was born 1810, Whitley, Kentucky; died 1861, Whitley, Kentucky.
    10. William Davis was born 2 Aug 1811, Whitley, Kentucky; died 23 Nov 1879, Whitley, Kentucky.
    11. Elizabeth Davis was born 1812, Kentucky.
    12. Jesse B Davis was born 25 Oct 1814, Guilford, North Carolina; died 18 Sep 1848, Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico.
    13. Lucinda Davis was born 5 Jun 1817, Whitley, Kentucky; died 1862, Whitley, Kentucky.
    14. Jane G Davis was born 1820, Whitley, Kentucky; died 18 Feb 1876, Whitley, Kentucky.
    15. Rev. Melton Lewis Davis was born 3 Feb 1822, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died 30 Jun 1895, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried , Highland Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    16. William B Davis was born 22 Jan 1823, Whitley, Kentucky; died 23 Jun 1901.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Parker was born , of Beck's Creek, North Carolina; died Aft 17 Jan 1791, Wilkes, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    "John married Jane. According to [great-grandson] Chrisman Parker's memoir, John and his wife raised their children in North Carolina, where their family farm was raided by the Tories while John was away fighting for his country's freedom, and where John lived out his days. Many people believe that our John who later moved to Tennessee and then Kentucky was the John Parker who married Elizabeth Carrell in Wilkes County, North Carolina, on January 9, 1793 and was bondsman for the marriage of William Parker and Candace Austin there on October 28, 1801; that his father was the John Parker who died leaving a will in Wilkes County in 1791, naming his wife Mary, step-daughter Maryann Coons, and his children John, William, James, and Diana. That may be true, but since there are so many Johns and Elizabeths, it's difficult to be sure that you've got the right people." [Parker's Genealogy & History Establishment]

    The memoirs of his great-grandson Chrisman Harrison Parker (1823-1914) state that this John Parker was born in England.

    John married Jane 14 Dec 1755. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Jane
    Children:
    1. 4. John M. Parker was born 1772, North Carolina; died 1 Jan 1851, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried , John Parker Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

  3. 10.  James Carrel
    Children:
    1. 5. Elizabeth Ann Carrel was born 1775, North Carolina; died 3 Dec 1859, Whitley, Kentucky.