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John Parks

Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Essex County, Province of Virginia
Death: February 5, 1793 (86)
Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Parks, of Ballengers Mountain
Husband of Margaret Parks; Sarah Wingfield; Sara Parks; wife of John Parks and Mary Parks
Father of James Parks; Rachel Stamper; Elizabeth "Betsy" Gray (Parks); Mary Parks; William Parks and 14 others
Half brother of Martha Russell; Samual Parks, Sr.; Joseph Parks; Mary Bond; Charles Parks and 2 others

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About John Parks

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

DAR A 134543, {Patriotic service, NC.

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:

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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

by Indians

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.

DAR. Found several articles where John married Mary Sharp 08/20/1732, Margaret True 1708-1736, and Sarah Winfield married 1742. 1712-1780. Not sure who Elizabeth "Betsy" Parks' mother is. More article say Mary Sharp.

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John Parks's Timeline

May 18, 1706
Essex County, Province of Virginia
Age 21
December 3, 1733
Age 27
King George County, Province of Virginia
February 27, 1735
Age 28
Isle of Wight County, Province of Virginia
January 4, 1736
Age 29
King George, Virginia, USA
October 13, 1737
Age 31
Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA
March 6, 1739
Age 32
Albemarle County, Province of Virginia
November 29, 1740
Age 34
King George, Virginia, USA
September 15, 1742
Age 36
King George, Virginia, USA