About John Parks, Sr.
John Parks was born on 18 May 1706 at Essex, Virginia. He was the son of Thomas Parks and Sarah Miller. John Parks married Mary Sharpe, daughter of Elisha Sharpe and Margaret Procter, on 20 August 1732. John Parks died in 1793 at Wilkes County, North Carolina.
Child of John Parks and Mary Sharpe
Susannah Parks+ b. 22 Sep 1751, d. 28 Oct 1825
3. JOHN3 PARKS (THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born May 18, 1708 in Essex Co Va3, and died 1793 in Wilkes Co N.C.. He married (1) MARGARET TRUE4. He married (2) MARY SHARP August 20, 1732 in King George Co Va, daughter of ELIAS SHARPE and MARGARET PROCTOR.
Notes for JOHN PARKS:
The family of Parks Thomas & Son John. Thomas had John & Thomas, The names of
the children of John were as Follows.
Name Birth Born Lived died date
Rachel Stamper 3 Dec 1733 VA Wilkes Co. NC Wilkes Co. NC
Betsy Gray 27 Feb 1734
Mary Carrell 4 Jan 1736
William 13 Oct 1738 Powell Valley killed
John 6 Mar 1739 Wilkes Co.
Thomas 29 Nov 1740 Burke Co. NC Burke Co.
Ann 15 Sep 1742
Willy & Windfield 24 Mar 1744
Benjamin 25 Mar 1746 Haywood Co. NC Haywood Co.
Franky Mays 28 Dec 1747 Virginia Virginia
Charles 13 Oct 1749 (Georgia?) (Georgia?)
Susanna 22 Sep 1751 Wilkes Co.
Linchfield 14 Feb 1753 N.C. N.C.
Sally Sale 22 Mar 1755 Wilkes Co. Wilkes Co.
Samuel 28 Nov 1757 Burke Co. Burke Co.
George 5 Aug 1759 Monroe Co. Ind Monroe Co.
These are the offspring of John Parks & Mary Sharp his wife married Aug 20
1732 The former born May 18th 1706 the later Aug 20 1715.
. John PARKES was born on 18 May 1706 in Essex, Virginia. He died about 1791 in Wilkes,
North Carolina. !Fathered 17 children of whom 10 were sons. Son, George, (Grandfather of E. M.
Parkes, of Memphis) and others most of whom settled in North Carolina, and one
went to Georga. George was the youngest child of the seventeen.
1706-1793 I John Parks, Sr. of State of North Carolina, County of Wilkes
being in perfect Sence and memory calling to mind the mortality of my
body knowing it is appointed for all men to die I make and ordain this my
last will and testament in manner and form following I leave my soul to
almighty god that give it to me hoping through the merits of my blessed
saviour to inherit eternal life and my body to decently buried at the
discretion of my executors hereafter mentioned and to all my worldly
goods. It hath pleased god to bless me with bequeath in manner and form
following. Item: my will and desire is that all my just debts be paid fully
and satisfied. Item: my will and desire is that my son John Parks be paid
eight pounds Virginia money out of my estate for one hogshead of
tobacco I borrowed of him. Item: I give unto my daughter Sary Sails five
shilling sterling for her full part of my estate. Item: I give unto my son
Samuel Parks the land and plantation where I now live also my waging for
his full part of my estate to be delivered to them by my executor's before
the day of sale of my estate. Item: my will and desire is that my son
Samuel Parks should have the care and management of my daughter Milly
Parks and her part of my estate. Item: my will and desire is that my Negroes
be sold at the highest bidder amongst my children as it's my desire that
they be kept among my children. Item: my will and desire is that all the
rest of my estate be sold at Public sail after my death and all the money
arising from my hole estate be equally divided among the rest of my
children and constitute and appoint my son Benjamin Parks, William
Carrel and Samual Parks executors of this my last will and testament
revoking and disannulling all other wills by me heretofore made allowing
this to be my last will and testament. Witnesses: on 7 February 1787
William Carrell, George Parks, Benjamin Thurston - My will and desire is
that some of my estate should be sold to pay my debts before the division
of my estate. North Carolina Archives has file of original will, cross
reference to page 357 Will Book 1: Wilkes County, North Carolina
Children of JOHN PARKS and MARY SHARP are:
i. RACHEL4 PARKS, b. December 03, 1733, Wilkes Co. NC; d. Aft. 1800, Wilkes Co. NC; m. JONATHAN STAMPER, 1748, Middlesex Co Va..
ii. ELIZABETH PARKS, b. February 27, 1733/34.
iii. MARY PARKS, b. January 04, 1735/36.
iv. WILLIAM PARKS, b. October 13, 1738, Amherst Co Va.
v. JOHN PARKS, b. March 06, 1738/39.
vi. THOMAS PARKS, b. November 29, 1740, Burke Co NC.
vii. ANN PARKS, b. September 15, 1742.
viii. WILLY PARKS, b. March 24, 1742/43.
ix. WINDFIELD PARKS, b. March 24, 1742/43.
x. BENJAMIN PARKS, b. March 25, 1746, Haywood Co NC.
xi. FRANCES PARKS, b. December 28, 1747, Va..
xii. CHARLES PARKS, b. October 13, 1749, GA.
xiii. SUSANNA PARKS, b. September 22, 1751, Wilkes Co NC.
xiv. LINCHFIELD PARKS, b. February 14, 1753, NC..
xv. SARAH PARKS5, b. March 27, 1755, Wilkes Co NC; m. CORNELIUS SALE5.
9. xvi. SAMUEL LINED PARKS, b. November 28, 1757, Amherst Co NC; d. October 23, 1844, Burke Co, NC.
10. xvii. GEORGE PARKS, b. August 05, 1759, Monroe Co IN.
John Parks, Sr.'s Timeline
May 18, 1706
Essex County, Province of Virginia
August 20, 1732
Spotsylvania County, Virginia
December 3, 1733
King George County, Province of Virginia
February 27, 1735
Wight, , Virginia, USA
January 4, 1736
King George, Virginia, USA
October 13, 1737
Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA
March 6, 1739
Albemarle, Virginia, USA
November 29, 1740
King George, Virginia, USA
September 15, 1742
King George, Virginia, USA