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Joseph Faulkner Parker

Birthdate: (94)
Birthplace: Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri, United States
Death: January 14, 1936 (94)
Joseph, Sevier County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Joseph, Sevier, Utah
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Bryant Parker and Martha Ann Nelson
Husband of Mary Elizabeth Parker; Mary Elizabeth Parker and Adelia Parker
Father of Hulda Jane Leavitt; Mary Susannah Young; Byron Nelson Parker; Malvina Parker; Ada La Vern Parker and 4 others
Half brother of Exile Liberty Parker; Thomas Bryant Parker; Robert Pollock Parker; Ambrose Nelson Parker; Margaret Parker and 3 others

Managed by: Arthur Rexford Whittaker
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About Joseph Faulkner Parker

Joseph Faulkner parker, Bishop of Joseph Ward, Sevier county, Utah, was born April 7, 1841, in Palmyra, Mo., the son of Thomas Bryant Parker and Martha Ann Nelson. He emigrated with his mother to Utah in 1852, his father having died at Bluff City, Iowa, prior to his emigration. While residing temporarily with his mother in Spring City, Sanpete county, Utah, he was baptized by James Allred. Subsequently he lived in Provo, Utah county, and Heber City, Wasatch county. In 1866 he took part in the Black Hawk war as a scout and cavalryman. He was ordained an Elder and subsequently a Seventy at Joseph, Sevier county, by William Palmer, and filled a mission to the Northwestern States in 1887–88. He married Mary E. Ross, June 30, 1861; she was born March 4, 1845, in Illinois, the daughter of Thomas Ross and Rachel Smith. She became the mother of eleven children. In 1889 Bro. Parker married Adelia Cooley, who was born March 17, 1867, at Kanosh, Utah. She bore her husband six children. In 1896 Bro. Parker was ordained a High Priest and Bishop by Francis M. Lyman and set apart to preside over the Joseph Ward, which position he held for ten years. His second wife died in 1901 and his first wife in 1908, and in 1912 (Aug. 12th) he married [p.193] Ellen Brown (daughter of Richard Brown and Helen Blemyre), who was born in St. Louis, Mo. By his first and second wives Bishop Parker became the father of seventeen children. At the present time he has 130 children and grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. Bro. Parker's occupation throughout most of his life has been that of a farmer and stockraiser.

Notes below from Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.1086

PARKER, JOSEPH F. (son of Thomas Bryant Parker and Martha Ann Nelson of Missouri, former born in Virginia, latter Kentucky). Born April 7, 1841, Marion county, Mo. Came to Utah in July, 1852. 30, 1861, Heber City, Utah Married Mary E. Ross June (daughter of Thomas Ross and Rachel E. Ross Smith), who was born March 4, 1845, in Hancock county, Ill. Their children: Huldah Jane, m. James Leavitt; Joseph William, m. Maggie Neil; Thomas Bryant, m. Ada Gilbert; John Alma, m. Mary C. Gilbert Oct. 9, 1889; Mary Susannah; Anna Elizabeth; Amy Elleanor; Rachel Estella; Ella Minerva; James Marion; Alta

Married Adelia Cooley June 11, 1890, Salt Lake City (daughter of Benjamin Osborne and Frances Rodebach Cooley), who was born March 11, 1874, at Joseph, Utah. Their children: Melvin b. May 27, 1891, m. Brigham Young Baird; Ada Lavern b. Sept. 22, 1893; Oriel F. b. Aug. 21, 1895; Frances Marie b. Oct. 11, 1897; Florenco Adelia b. Sept. 17, 1899; Byron Nelson b. Oct. 17, 1901.

Birth: Parker, Joseph Faulconer (Male) Date: April 7, 1841 Place: Palmyra, Marion, MO, USA

Parents: Parker, Joseph Faulconer (Male) Father: Parker, Thomas Bryant Mother: Nelson, Martha Ann

Death: Parker, Joseph Faulconer (Male) Date: January 14, 1936 Place: Joseph, Sevier, UT, USA Burial Date: January 19, 1936 Buried: Joseph, Sevier, UT, USA

Marriage Information: Parker, Joseph Faulconer (Male) Spouse: Ross, Mary Elizabeth Date: June 30, 1861 Place: Heber City, Wasatch, UT, USA

Children: Parker, Joseph Faulconer (Male)

Name: Birthdate: Place:

1. Parker, Hulda Jane March 17, 1862 Heber City, Wasatch, UT, USA

2. Parker, Joseph William November 19, 1864 Heber City, Wasatch, UT, USA

3. Parker, Thomas Bryant November 12, 1866 Heber City, Wasatch, UT, USA

4. Parker, John Alma December 20, 1868 Heber City, Wasatch, UT, USA

5. Parker, Mary Susannah August 18, 1872 Kanosh, Millard, UT, USA

6. Parker, Anna Elizabeth February 26, 1876 Kanosh, Millard, UT, USA

7. Parker, Amy Elliner February 6, 1879 Kanosh, Millard, UT, USA

8. Parker, Rachel Estella January 14, 1881 Joseph, Sevier, UT, USA

9. Parker, Ella Minerva December 11, 1883 Joseph, Sevier, UT, USA

10. Parker, James Marion March 3, 1886 Joseph, Sevier, UT, USA

11. Parker, Alta Frances April 15, 1891 Joseph, Sevier, UT, USA

Marriage Number 2 Parker, Joseph Faulconer (Male) Spouse: Cooley, Adelia Date: June 11, 1889 Place: Manti, Sanpete, UT, USA Alternate Date: June 11, 1890 Alternate Place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA

Marriage 2 Children:

Name: Birthdate: Place:

1. Parker, MalVina May 27, 1891 Cleveland, Emery, UT, USA

2. Parker, Ada LaVern September 22, 1893 Joseph, Sevier, UT, USA

3. Parker, Ariel "F" or Oriel August 28, 1895 Joseph, Sevier, UT, USA

4. Parker, Frances Marie October 11, 1897 Joseph, Sevier, UT, USA

5. Parker, Florence Adelia September 17, 1899 Joseph, Sevier, UT, USA

6. Parker, Bryon Nelson October 16, 1901 Joseph, Sevier, UT, USA

Marriage Number 3 Parker, Joseph Faulconer (Male) Spouse: Brown, Ellen

Church Ordinance Data: Parker, Joseph Faulconer (Male) Baptism Date: 1851

Temple Ordinance Data: Parker, Joseph Faulconer (Male) Baptism Date: March 10, 1969 Temple: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA

    Endowment Date: July 13, 1867
    Sealed to Parents   Date: January 19, 1934
    Sealed to Spouse    Date: July 13, 1867 Temple: Endowment House, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Sealed to Spouse    Date: June 11, 1889

Places of Residence: Parker, Joseph Faulconer (Male) Kanosh, Millard, UT, USA; 1870

Vocations: Parker, Joseph Faulconer (Male) Farmer, Blacksmith, Stockman Farmer, 1870

Comments: Parker, Joseph Faulconer (Male)In 1870 Joseph had a household of five, a real wealth of $400, and a personal wealth of $900.

Comments: #21. Joseph came to Utah in July of 1852. He served as Bishop of Joseph, Utah, for years.

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Joseph Faulkner Parker's Timeline

April 7, 1841
Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri, United States
May 17, 1862
Age 21
Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah, United States
August 18, 1872
Age 31
Kanosh, Millard, UT, USA
May 27, 1891
Age 50
Cleveland, Emery, Ut
September 22, 1893
Age 52
Joseph, Sevier, Ut
August 28, 1895
Age 54
Joseph, Sevier, Utah
October 11, 1897
Age 56
Joseph, Sevier, Ut
September 17, 1899
Age 58
Joseph, Sevier, Utah