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Mary Parks (Park)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Probably Ireland
Death: Died in Arkansas, United States
Place of Burial: Cincinnati, Washington County, Arkansas, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of J. H. Park
Wife of Walter Davis Parks
Mother of Capt. Joseph Reeves Parks; David Harvey Parks; Martha Jane Spivey (Parks); John Hamilton Parks; Elizabeth Davis Jacoway (Parks) and 6 others

Managed by: Ben M. Angel
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About Mary Parks (Park)

In the 1850 Census (taken Oct. 8), Slave Schedule: Mary Park of Illinois Township in Washington County (environs of Cincinnati) is listed as owner of eight slaves:

  • Age 36, male, black (born 1814)
  • Age 32, male, black (born 1818)
  • Age 28, female, black (born 1822)
  • Age 13, female, black (born 1837)
  • Age 10, female, black (born 1840)
  • Age 7, female, black (born 1843)
  • Age 4, male, black (born 1846)
  • Age 1, female, black (born 1849)

This was about 9 months after her husband passed away. According to son John Hamilton Parks, they lived in the "Reagan House" near the Union Cemetery around this time (he'd later inherit it).

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In the 1860 census for Yell County, Spivey, likely her daughter, is listed as having two slaves:

  • Age 40, female, mulatto (born 1820)
  • Age 10, male, black (born 1850)

Another survey in an 1861 survey lists M.J. Spivey, almost certainly her daughter, as having one slave, worth 800 USD. (Average slave price for Arkansas around that time was 625 USD.)

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Mary Parks (Park)'s Timeline

1809
September 8, 1809
Probably Ireland
1829
September 1829
Age 19
Elkton, Todd County, Kentucky, United States
1830
June 2, 1830
Age 20
Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, United States
1833
1833
Age 23
1834
March 7, 1834
Age 24
Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, United States
1836
June 26, 1836
Age 26
Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, United States
1838
August 11, 1838
Age 28
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States
1840
March 17, 1840
Age 30
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States
1843
September 29, 1843
Age 34
Tennessee, United States
1845
1845
Age 35