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George Parke

Birthplace: Burlington, New Jersey
Death: circa 1757 (40-49)
Hampshire, W. VA (VA)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Parke, Sr. and Sarah Parke
Husband of Elizabeth Ashbrook
Father of George Parke
Brother of Roger Parke, Ill; Andrew Parke; John Parke, II; Anne Smith and Abigail Parke

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About George Parke

George Parke I, born Feb 11, 1711/12 in Burlington Co, NJ; died 1757 in Hampshire Co. VA; married Elizabeth Arnold Abt. 1735; born Abt. 1715; died before 1757; killed by the Indians

Notes for George Parke I:

John is believed to have died in 1757 at about the same time as his sons, John Jr and George.

This was “during the French & Indian War that ravaged the pioneer western settlements. Some say he was killed by Indians and his body propped up on a post for all to see. He was certainly deceased before 1762 when his grandson, John son of John Jr. tried unsuccessfully to inherit the 400 acre grant of John Park Sr. assigned to his son George."

George also had a Fairfax Grant, but he evidently died between the time of his application for it and the time when it was made legal. On the final paper, his widow Elizabeth is granted one-third and his son George the rest. This land was on the Great Cacapon River, as was his brother John's and his brother Roger's.

This is undoubtedly the George Parke who was killed by the Indians in that locality at the time. His widow married a second time to a man named Ashbrook and is said to have moved back East.

One child, George Parke, whose wife was Lydia-------.


John Parke (who fled Hopewell with Thomas Smith) is believed to be the John Park who died in the upper Valley and father of George Parks who had deeds on Back Creek and Rowan. April 13, 1751, Thomas Sharp to George Parks 143 acres on Back Creek, Frederick Co., Va.  Dec. 20, 1760, “George Park of Rowan County, N.C.” 143 acres on Back Creek to Thomas Sharp of Frederick Co.

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George Parke's Timeline

February 11, 1712
Burlington, New Jersey
June 11, 1712
STM Church Burlington, NJ
Hampshire , West Virginia
Age 44
Hampshire, W. VA (VA)