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John M. Parker

John M. Parker

Male 1772 - 1857  (85 years)

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  1. 1.  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.


    "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]

    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. 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.

Generation: 2

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


    "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 on 14 Dec 1755. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Jane
    1. 1. John M. Parker was born in 1772 in North Carolina; died on 1 Jan 1857 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in John Parker Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.