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Naomi Bonham (Parke)

Birthdate: (46)
Birthplace: Hopewell Township, Hunterdon County, Province of New Jersey
Death: circa 1797 (41-49)
Wythe County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Parke and Sarah Parke
Wife of Joseph B. Bonham
Mother of Rachel Scott Bonham; William Bonham; Catherine Bonham; Zilphia Bonham; Ephriam Bonham and 4 others
Sister of Elizabeth Parke; Penelope Stout; Rachel Parke; Benjamin Parke; Rebecca Bonham and 6 others
Half sister of Anne Chamberlain

Managed by: Francis Gene Dellinger
Last Updated:

About Naomi Bonham

  • Naomi Parke

Daughter of William Parke and Sarah Jewell

Born 5/20/1751 Hunterdon NJ

Name can be Park/Parke.

Married Joseph Bonham ca 1767 Grayson Cty Va

Died unknown after 1792 Va Believed to be buried on family farm in now lost cemetery

Pls contact me with info on Naomi

Children Rachel Scott Bonham Ball Weiss b 1770 d 1830

William b 1768 d 1853

Catherine b ca 1771

Zilphia b ca 1772

Ephraim b 1774

Hezekiah b ca 1775 d 1847

Elizabeth aka Betsy b ca 1781 d 1863

Alsa b ca 1785

Mary aka Polly b ca 1792

NOTE Some sources say: May have a father Solomon Park of Hunterdon NJ

NOTES Naomi Parke was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, on May 20, 1751, and was a daughter of William and Sarah Jewell Parke.

Subsequently, she married Joseph Bonham about 1767. Moreover, it is believed that they were married in New Jersey, but no definite record has been found.

It would seem that Joseph and Naomi relocated to northern Virginia, viz., Loudoun County, not long after their marriage. They seem to have remained here until at least 1790 after which the family moved to Wythe County in western Virginia. Within this context, it has been asserted by some researchers that Naomi Parke Bonham died about 1780 and that Joseph remarried.

However, this does not seem to be the case because in 1803 Joseph Bonham appointed "my well beloved wife Naomy" as executor of his will. Although, it is possible that the given name of Joseph's putative second wife was also Naomi, this does not seem likely and it would seem almost certain that Naomi Parke Bonham was still living in 1803 and probably died in Wythe County, but no date or burial place is known.

Concomitantly, some researchers assert that Naomi Parke Bonham married William Richardson in Grayson County, Virginia, on August 16, 1824; however, this was undoubtedly her granddaughter and namesake, a daughter of William and Betsy Williams Bonham.

Source Notes and Citations: 1. Cecilia B. Parke, Descendants of Roger Parke, immigrant, 1648-1739, privately published, 7162 Cambridge St., Spring Hill, FL, 34606-4201, 2000. Cecelia B. Parke indicates in her notes on Joseph Bonham that he and Naomi's children were born 1767-1777 and indicates that Joseph may have had a second marriage in which there were three other children born from 1785-1789.

Additional Citations:

2. Howard Eugene Bonham and Jean Allin, Bonham and Related Family Lines, Bonham Book(s), 5104 Bridlington Ln., Raleigh, NC, 27612, printed by Genie Plus, Bradenton, FL, 1996: pg. 261.

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Naomi Bonham's Timeline

1751
May 20, 1751
Hopewell Township, Hunterdon County, Province of New Jersey
1766
September 5, 1766
Age 15
of Grayson, Virginia
1768
1768
Age 16
Wythe County, now, Grayson County, Virginia, Colonial America
1770
1770
Age 18
of Grayson, Virginia
1772
1772
Age 20
of Grayson, Virginia
1774
1774
Age 22
Grayson
1775
1775
Age 23
Loudown, Virginia
1781
August 20, 1781
Age 30
Loudoun County, Virginia, United States
1785
1785
Age 33
of Grayson, Virginia