Hi i am trying to locate information on the line of Parker’s and family from Cumberland Co. & Bedford Co. Virginia.James Buchanan Parker was my 5th great grandfather: My Great Grandmother, Leona Bertha Markham was the Daughter of Edward William Markham. Edward William Markham was the son of Martha Jane Parker, and her father was Moses Parker (1784 - 1848) the first Son of James Buchanan Parker.
So here is what I know so far:
Generation 5: James Buchanan Parker b.21 May 1757 in Cumberland Co. Virginia - d. 08 Nov.1833 in Bedford Co. Virginia Spouse:* Mary Rhoda (Maiden name unknown.) b.28 Aug 1761 in Virginia – d. 1830 in Bedford Co. Virginia.
They had 11 children but I am unsure if this correct or not: • Moses Parker 1784 – 1848 • Ezra Parker 1785 – • Reuben Parker 1786 – 1864 • Nathaniel B Parker 1788 – 1846 • Lewis Parker 1789 – 1848 • Mary Eudosia Parker 1791 – 1883 • George C Parker 1792 – 1850 • Patience Parker 1795 – • James Stewart Parker 1799 – 1883 • Caleb Dono Virginian Parker 1801 – 1880 • Elizabeth Bettie Parker 1803 – 1876
* I would like to know if anyone has any information on Mary Rhoda, as I cannot find anything that mentions who her parents were or where she was from. Nor I cannot find anything to show her maiden name or if she was married prior,
Generation 4: Thomas Parker b. 1730 in Essex, Virginia d. 1762 in Essex, Virginia Spouse: Mildred “Millie” Donohoe b. 1700 – d. 1760 in Bedford Co. Virginia Her Parents are recorded as:*Patrick B. Donohoe 1660 in Essex, Virginia – d. 19 Apr 1748 in Essex, Virginia and * Elizabeth Noffsinger 1663 – *I don’t have any information regarding her mother Elizabeth or her father Patrick – If anyone knows anything on either of them please post.
According to my records they had 6 children: • John Parker (Unknown b,) • Thomas Parker Jr. 1753/1754 – 1796 • William Parker 1754 – 1802 • James Buchanan Parker 1757 – 1833 (Possible twins?) Chloe Parker 1761 –and Clara Parker 1761 –
Generation 3: Robert Parker - b.1680 in Essex, Virginia – d. 1764 in Essex, Virginia Spouse: Margaret (Maiden name unknown) b.1679 – d.1760 – I have no further information on her, if anyone knows anything please post.
Generation 2: Thomas PARKER II – b.1636 in Parker Creek, New Kent, Virginia – d. 10 Mar 1697 in Essex, Virginia Spouse: Deborah Ellinor – b.1646 in Virginia – d.1711 in Virginia – I have no further information, I would like to know if Ellinor was her maiden name or if it was a middle name. I also would like to know who her parents were and where she was from.
Generation 1: Thomas Parker I – b.1615 in Yorkshire, England d. 1681 in Henrico Co, Virginia. Spouse: Elizabeth Sharpe –b. 23 Feb 1613 in Bassingthorpe, Lincolnshire, England – d.1652 in Henrico, Virginia.
This is where my research has ended. When Thomas Parker I. came to US I have been unable to locate any further records going back in England. I don’t know who his parents’ were. This same goes for his wife Elizabeth Sharpe; I have been unable to locate any records of her before she came to the US. If there are any English records regarding her, I cannot locate them.
If anyone has any information on any of the Parker’s I have mentioned or their wives’ families, please post I am looking to compile this into my family tree.