I am looking for information to connect this man to 1830 (year of death) Moses Parker of Marlboro Co., S. C. (place of death).Any additions/corrections/deletions welcome.
4.TRISTRAM4 PARKER (MOSES3, NATHANIEL2, JOHN1) was born 10 May 1795 in Marlboro Co., S. C., and died 23 October 1851 in Weakley Co., Tenn.He married NANCY.She was born 1798 in South Carolina, and died before 1860 in Weakley Co., Tenn.
"Tristram Parker married Sarah Newton."
Tristram Parker appears in the 1840 Census for Weakley Co., Tenn.He is present in the 12th Civil District in the 1843 Tax List, and is also listed in the 1850 Census in the 12th Civil District of Weakley Co., Tenn.The birthplaces for his children show that he moved to Tennessee sometime between 1828 and 1832.He is not in Weakley Co., Tenn., in the 1830 Census, so we can say that they moved about 1831.
Comparing the family structure, we have all five males accounted for, but only the youngest girl.There are two girls who presumably married between 1840 and 1850.Examination of the marriage records of Weakley Co., Tenn., show four marriages for brides named Parker from 1843 to 1850.Curiously, two of the brides were named Elizabeth and two were named Nancy.Elizabeth Parker married Alexander Campbell on 26 December 1845.They are present in the 12th Civil District (#68) which makes them near neighbors of Tristram Parker.She is listed as 24 and born in N. C.They were alive and living in the 12th District in 1880, when Elizabeth Campbell said both of her parents were born in North Carolina as was she.This Alexander Campbell is surely a grandson of 1839 Stephen Pate, as the Pate family were also near neighbors.Elizabeth M. Parker married M. D. Stout on 24 October 1843.There are a lot of men named Stout in the 12th Civil District, but I did not find an M. D. Stout among them.By the process of elimination, though, the latter marriage seems most probable.
Nancy Parker married John Baker 7 December 1846.The 1850 Census shows J. Baker, 29, TN, and Nancy, 30, SC, with their children in the 4th Civil District, #152.Nancy Parker married John T. White 6 November 1844.I have not been able to locate a suitable John White in Weakley Co. in the 1850 Census, although there are several "J" and "John" Whites listed.I think it is likely that the Nancy Parker who married John Baker is the eldest daughter of Tristram Parker.
The 1850 Census shows six families named Parker in addition to Tristram Parker.Two others, both "F. Parker" are in the 6th Civil District, one 47 and married to Sarah (p. 413, #960) and one 38, married to Pernelia. (p. 452, #921) and were born in South Carolina.Since Jessie and John Parker claimed both parents were born in North Carolina in the 1880 Census (see below), it is notable that the other four are from there.Unfortunately, none of these other Parkers are living close to Tristram, and all were identified by initial only, so it is quite difficult to connect any of these men to 1830 Moses Parker of Marlboro Co., S. C.
Children of TRISTRAM PARKER and NANCY are:
5.i.JESSE5 PARKER, b. 19 December 1823, Marlboro Co., S. C.; d. 16 September 1902, Weakley Co., Tenn.
ii.NANCY PARKER, b. about 1820, Marlboro Co., S. C.; m. JOHN BAKER, 7 December 1846, Weakley Co., Tenn.
iii.JAMES PARKER, b. about 1828, Marlboro Co., S. C.
iv.ELIZABETH M. PARKER, b. about 1829, Marlboro Co., S. C.; m. M. D. STOUT, 24 October 1843, Weakley Co., Tenn.
v.JOHN PARKER, b. about 1832, Weakley Co., Tenn.
vi.WILLIAM PARKER, b. about 1834, Weakley Co., Tenn.
vii.THOMAS PARKER, b. about 1835, Weakley Co., Tenn.
viii.CAROLINE PARKER, b. 1838, Weakley Co., Tenn.
ix.MOSES PARKER, b. about 1841, Weakley Co., Tenn.
5.JESSE5 PARKER (TRISTRAM4, MOSES3, NATHANIEL2, JOHN1) was born 19 December 1823 in Marlboro Co., S. C., and died 16 September 1902 in Weakley Co., Tenn.He married ELIZABETH CLARK 27 August 1856 in Weakley Co., Tenn., daughter of BENJAMIN CLARK and WINNIFRED WILLIAMS.She was born 4 April 1830 in Anson Co., N. C., and died 29 July 1905 in Weakley Co., Tenn.
Tristram Parker is the head of household in the only Parker family in the 12th Civil District in 1850.He has Isaac, 26, and James 22, living with him, but not Jesse.The family structure matches that of the report for Tristram Parker in 1840 perfectly, with five boys.Since Isaac at 26 would have been born about 1824, I think it is probable that he is Jesse, born 19 December 1823.This conclusion is strengthened by the finding that John Parker, 28, TN, is a boarder in the household of Jessie Parker and Elizabeth in 1860.Shown are Laura, b. about 1858, and Marietta, b. 1860.There is also a Mannia Loving, 8, boarder, and Pinking Gobson, 21, farm laborer, in the household.John apparently lived with Jesse for the rest of his life.In the 1900 census, John C. Parker, b. Feb. 1832, is specifically identified as the brother of Jesse Parker, b. Dec. 1823, and Betty, b. Apr. 1830.With this information, we can equate “Issac” from 1850 with Jesse.I have looked at a copy of this census, and it is quite clearly written, and the name is clearly intended by be Isaac, although it looks to be spelled “Isaak.”
The marriage of Jesse Parker and Elizabeth Clark is recorded in Weakley Co., Tenn., 27 August 1856.The Clark family had also been in Henry Co., Tenn.Jessie Parker and Elizabeth Parker remained in the 12th Civil District for the rest of their lives.Interestingly, both Jessie and his brother John claimed both parents were born in North Carolina in the 1880 Census.Jessie and "Betty" Clark are buried in the Everett Chapel Pentecostal Cemetery, Weakley Co., Tenn.The dates shown are from their tombstones.
One curiosity from the census is that James Parker, b. Jan. 1828 in NC and his wife Martha A. Parker, b. May 1838 in TN are living one house away from Jessie in 1880 and next door in 1870 and 1900.Given that Moses Parker's land was in both Marlboro Co., S. C., and Richmond Co., N. C., I strongly suspect a family connection to this James, but have insufficient data to make the connection.
Children of JESSE PARKER and ELIZABETH CLARK are:
i.EMMA6 PARKER, b. 17 September 1866, Weakley Co., Tenn.; d. 19 October 1934, Carroll Co., Tenn.; m. WILLIAM BAKER EVERETT, 7 February 1884, Weakley Co., Tenn.; b. 27 July 1863, Carroll Co., Tenn.; d. 24 August 1898, Carroll Co., Tenn.
Emma Parker Everett is buried in Blooming Grove Cemetery, Carroll Co., Tenn.In the 1900 Census, she says her birthday was Apr 1865, that she was born in Tennessee, and both parents were born in N. C.She is in Carroll Co., 3rd Civil District, #358.Children's birth dates from the 1900 census.Their names are included in her obituary published in the McKenzie Banner.
ii.JAMES PARKER, b. about 1858, Weakley Co., Tenn.
James Parker is 12 in the 1870 Census, and is not living at home in 1880.He does not appear in the 1860 Census as he should, although there is a Laura, b. 1858, who is listed only in 1860.As with his father, it is possible this is a case of the same person with different names used.The transcribers have listed this name as "Launa."
iii.MARIETTA PARKER, b. 1860, Weakley Co., Tenn.; d. Bef. 1867, Weakley Co., Tenn.
iv.MATTIE PARKER, b. about 1867.
v.ROBERT THOMAS PARKER, b. 10 July 1869, Weakley Co., Tenn.; d. 16 December 1946, Weakley Co., Tenn.; m. MARY NEVA; b. 1872; d. 1914.
Robert Thomas Parker and Mary Neva Parker are buried in Everett Chapel Pentecostal Cemetery, Weakley Co., Tenn., next to his parents, Jessie and Betty Everett.Dates recorded are from their tombstones.
 McPherson, Lib.Parker, Moses, S. Carolina.7 April 2000.Located at http://genforum.genealogy.com/parker/messages/6711.htmlhttp://genforum.genealogy.com/parker/messages/6711.html.
 1840 Census Weakley Co., Tenn., p. 309, [1211001-1110001].This leads to an estimated birth year of 1790-1800.
 1843 Tax List Weakley Co., Tenn.Located at
http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnweakle/1843_TaxList.htmhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~tnweakle/1843_TaxList.htm.Accessed 23 Feb 2006.
 1850 Census Weakley Co., Tenn., 12th Civil District, #62.T. Parker is 56, born in SC.Nancy is 51, b. SC, Isach is 26, James 22, both born in SC, while John 18, Billy 16, Thomas 15, Caroline 12, and Moses, 9, were all born in Tennessee.
 Weakley Co., Tenn., Marriage Records.Located at
http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnweakle/1843brideN_R.htmhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~tnweakle/1843brideN_R.htm.Accessed 23 Feb 2006.
 1860 Census Weakley Co., Tenn., 12th District, p. 441, #46.
 1900 Census Weakley Co., Tenn., Enumeration Dist. 125, Hays, 12th District, p. 2B.
 1870 Census Weakley Co., Tenn., 12th District, #97.He is reported to be 46, born in SC, she was 39, born in NC.
 1880 Census Weakley County, Enumeration Dist. 175 (12th Civil District), Hays, p. 1, #9.Emma V., 15, and Robert T., 10, are living at home.
 Weakley County, Tennessee, Cemetery Listings.(Sharon, TN: James Buckley Chapter, NSDAR, 1980,) Vol. II:69.Also located in this cemetery are Elbert Green Everett and his wife, Robert Clark, probably a brother of Elizabeth (Clark) Parker.
 I have not located a marriage in Weakley Co., Tenn., prior to 1863 that matches this couple.The J. R. Parker who married Mary E. Brooks 13 May 1863 is probably the one buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with dates 10 Aug 1830-11 Nov 1911, with a marker for M. E., b. 21 Oct 1845, no death date on the stone, but likely after November 1911. [Weakley Co., Cemeteries, II:240]There is a Martha E. Parker, wife of J. H. Parker, who is buried in Tuck Cemetery with dates 8 Feb 1831-7 March 1868, but this cannot be her, either.[Weakley Co., Cemeteries, II:386.]
 Carter, Edwin and Carter, Clella Mae.Carroll County, Tennessee Cemetery Records. (1981).
 Weakley County, Tennessee, Cemetery Listings.(Sharon, TN: James Buckley Chapter, NSDAR, 1980,) Vol. II:69.