I am researching my husband's Parker roots. His gggrandfather was William M. Parker from Coles County, Illinois. So far the information I have is as follows:
Willaim M. Parker born 26 Jan 1829 in Coles County IL. Father William Parker, Mother Rachel Johnson (NO source except Ancestry.com Family Tree)
Married Sarah Daugherty 27 Mar 1851 (No cert. except Ancestry Family Tree)
Children from this marriage: John L. Parker b. 1852 Susan Emma Parker b. 1855 Amanda Sophhia Parker b.1858 d.1927 Orlando Parker b. 1860 Lydia Abigail Parker b. 1861 Mary Elizabeth Parker b. 1862 William D. Parker b.1866 Levon Orlando Parker b. 1869 d. 1927
1880 Census in Derry, Pike County, IL shows he is a farmer and listed under his household are Sarah his wife Mary E. age 17 William D. age 14 Levon Orlando age 10
1885 Kansas Census Drywood, Bourbon County, KS. shows him with Sarah, Mary E, William D. and Levon Orlando.
Find-A-Grave shows he died 23 Feb. 1895 in Godfrey, Bourbon County, KS
My husband's family decends from Levon Orlando Parker and I do have census and documents for this line. I would like to find proof of his existence in IL. I have not been able to find any information on Sarah either. Any information on this family would be appreciated. Thanks Cynthia