John PARKER

Male 1700 - 1760

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  • Birth  1700  Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1760  Hampshire County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2297  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified  5 Feb 2012 

    Father  (Ensign) Nathaniel PARKER,   b. 16 May 1651, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1737, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Bethiah POLLEY,   b. 12 Feb 1658, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1748, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Sep 1677  Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1475  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Elizabeth TALIAFERRO,   b. Abt 1700,   d. Bef 17 Sep 1786 
    Children 
     1. Richard PARKER,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Aaron PARKER,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth PARKER,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Catherine PARKER,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Nathaniel PARKER,   b. 1724, Hampshire County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1811, Near Greenfield, Sumner County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Robert PARKER,   b. Between 1725 and 1730,   d. 13 Sep 1816, Hampshire County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  22 May 2011 
    Family ID  F1124  Group Sheet

    Children 
     1. Nathaniel PARKER,   b. 1730, , Hampshire, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1803, , Sumner, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  22 May 2011 
    Family ID  F1125  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • John Parker Will in Hampshire county names Elizabeth his wife. It was proven in Hampshire County 11 November, 1760.
      John Parker Will
      In the name of God, Amen, the Twenty-eighth day of September Seventeen hundred and sixty. I John Parker of the County of Hampshire and Colloney of Virginnia farmer being verry sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be giving unto God. Therefore and calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die Do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say: Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of almighty God that gave it and my Body I Recommend to the earth to be buried in Christian manner all the Difersion of my Executores Nothing Doubting Butt all the general resurrection. I shall receive the same again. By the mighty power of God and as Touching such worldly estate where with it has pleased God to Bless me with in this World I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and first I give and Bequeath unto Elisabeth Parker my dearly Beloved wife one third part of all my estate both real and personal also I give and Bequeath unto everyone of my children an equal part of the rest of my estate both real and personal and to their heirs or assigns and also I give and Bequeath unto my Grandson Thomas Parker an equal part with the rest of my children. Signed sealed and delivered and confirmed to be the last will and testament of John Parker. In presence of us the subscribers.
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      Probate record sale - many items bought by Robert, Nathaniel, and the Widow Parker
      (1761 FHC MF # 0186355) Robert Parker was executor.

      "Fort John Parker" from "Frontier Forts Along the Potomas and ItsTributaries" by William H. Answel, Jr. Exerpts: "This defense was located on Lot #44 of the Fairfax South Branch survey...two and one half miles southeast of Springfield, West Virginia..
      On November 9, 1756, the "fort at Parker's on the South Branch" was included with the list of defenses extending across the Virginia frontier, and it was stated to be ten miles from Ashby's fort on Patterson's Creek and was garrisoned with thirty men.
      On June 13, 1756, while at Fort Cumberland, Washington wrote to Captain Robert McKenzie ordering him to instruct Lieutenant Neugent of the King George militia to immediately proceed with his command to John Parker's on the South Branch and while there, not only protect the inhabitants about the fort but to also assist them in harvesting their crops...
      Fort Parker was named for John Parker, the owner of the real estate upon which it was constructed, he having purchased Lot #44 consisting of 350 acres from Thomas Lord Fairfax on July 24, 1749..The foundation stones supporting the buildings can still be seen at the location. About 200 feet north of the fort is an ancient cemetery, the graves marked with native stone, but without inscriptions of any kind. The persons buried there are unknown. It may have been a Parker family cemetery and John Parker, the early settler might be interred therein. The since the gravestones are unmarked, it could well have been a burial ground for the Parker family slaves.
      Indians were in the vicinity of this fort on several occasions during the war. In September, 1756, Ensign Charles Smith of the Sixth Company of the Virginia Regiment, while on a scout with twelve men on the south Branch and in the vicinity of Fort Parker, encountered a band of Indians and after a short skirmish, one savage was killed and Smith's men captured several scalping knives, together with four French muskets.
      John Parker died in 1760 before the Indian troubles were over. He left surviving his wife, Elizabeth, who later married Thomas McGuire; four sons, Robert, Richard, Nathanial and Aaron; two daughters, Elizabeth, who married John Hall (sic) and Catherine, who married William Forman."
      Mineral Co. library - family sketch - John Parker comes from England in 1749. The writer confuses John and Elizabeth with a later John Parker, wife Mary, who sold land and bought after 1761. States that Catherine was the daughter of John and Elizabeth
      Martha Redford papers - Johnson Co. Historical Society. States that John Parker was the owner of 2821 acres in Hampshire County, VA and also several slaves.
      James C. Parker of Oxnard California