Joseph Parke (1713 - 1754)

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Birthplace: Burlington, New Jersey, USA
Death: Died in Greenwich Township, Morris Co., New Jersey
Managed by: Mary Niffen
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Joseph Parke

  • Birth: 1713
  • Death: 1754
  • Parents: Roger Parke
  • Wife: Margaret


From Origins of the Jersey Settlement of Rowan County, North Carolina: First Families of Jersey Settlement. By Ethel Stroupe 1996. (Reprinted by permission of the author from vol. 11, no. 1, February 1996, Rowan County Register, PO Box 1948, Salisbury, NC 28145))

Thomas Smith and John Parke did not wait for High Sheriff Bennet Bard to pursue nor for Governor Cosby to declare them outlaws. Before dawn, they had crossed the Delaware river, and were safely beyond the reach of New Jersey's royal officials. Two years after receiving eviction notices, some in Hopewell who had not paid for their land a second time nor paid "rent" on their own homes, fled to avoid being thrown into Debtor's Prison and having their personal property seized.

ESCAPED FOR DEBT:  Thomas Palmer, William Hixon, James Tatham, Benjamin Merrill, John Palmer, Ralph Parke, Jr., James Gould, Joseph Parke, Albert Opdyke, Hezekiah Bonham, Thomas Mayberry.  [Virginia Everitt, Clerk of the Hunterdon County Court, Flemington, New Jersey].

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Burlington, New Jersey, USA
Age 19
Age 41
Greenwich Township, Morris Co., New Jersey