I noticed that you were interested in the Parker family of Edgecombe and Northampton counties, NC.
I believe there is strong possibility that the Parker's you are researching are descendants of the Parker family of Accomack
Co., VA.They moved to Accomack Co. in early 1600's and came from Southampton, England.
Of course, I may be wrong, but let me explain why I believe this is true.
My family originally came from Accomack/Northampton counties in VA (aka Eastern Shores of Virginia).
Christopher Calvert was transported to Accomack Co. in 1636 by William Bibby. Christopher was b. ca. 1615 and died in
Accomack Co in 1682.
Christopher owned two medium sized parcels of land.One was located at the town of Harborton. It was 700 acres. The other at Onancock. It was 800 acres. In both instances, Christopher lived next to the Parker family.
At the Harborton location, he lived next to George and Florence Cade Parker.They were close friends and when
Christopher's daughter Mary was a teenager, she helped Florence take care of her children for her. Mary continued to help until she married Garrett Sipple in 1674 and started her own family.
The second Parker famly was George Parker, Sr and his wife
Mary. They lived near Onancock.(George Sr was nephew of George Parker of Harborton. In 1649, John, Robert, and Ann Parker were transported to Accomack Co. by their uncle Ralph Barlowe.George of Harborton was John's brother).
The Parker's were also related to Nathaniel Bradford. He married Elizabeth Parker, dau. of John and Mary Parker.
In 1708, George Parker, Sr. died and in his will he left a two year-old heifer to Christopher's grandson John.
However, the will was at first disputed.Mary Parker at first denied there was a will written by her husband. When Nathaniel Bradford and his wife Elizabeth proved in court that there was a will, Mary was forced to produce it. However, it was in such bad condition, it took the court stenographer over a year to decipher it. After the will was
deciphered, Mary Parker still refused to turn over an inventory of her ex-husband's estate.By then she had married James Matts, and neither one wanted to turn over the holdings of Mary's late husband.
Years later, the Calvert, Bibby, Bradford, and Parker families moved to Edgecombe Co, NC which later became Halifax Co., NC.
My 5th GG Joseph Calvert owned land on Plumtree Island which is now called Mush is. It is located on the Roanoke River and across from the town of Weldon, NC.Across the river is
Northampton County, NC.
Thomas Bradford, descendant of the Bradford's of Accomack Co, also owned land on Plumtree Island next to Joseph. When Thomas died, he gave the land to his son Nathaniel who was living in Northampton Co., NC.
Also, in 1754, Capt. Nathaniel Bradford was in command of a militia in Halifax District, Edgecombe Parish. My 4th GG Thomas Calvert and his brother John were in the militia under Bradford.
Also, from "Abstract and Deeds Edgecombe Precinct, Edgecombe Co., NC, 1732-1758," by Margaret Hofmann, p. 125.
John Haywood of Edgecombe Co, esquire, sheriff to John Bradford of Edgecombe Co. 23 Feb 1750. 8 pounds 11 shillings proclamation money. 240 acres in Conway woods, lands of Robert Forster dec'd. Wit: Thomas Parker......
So, there is possibility your Parker's are related to Parker's of Accomack Co.
Richard A. Colbert