Hello, My interest in these William Parkers is that my 1 Peter Hudson daughter Sarah married Edward Parker. 1 Peter land was in Henrico/Lunenburg/Halifax on Difficult Creek. So while searching for Sarah Hudson Parker family I came upon these two Parker families. They were born about the same time, 1740's.
One William Parker lived on Mirey Creek area of Halifax Co. Va and is connected with Hendrick, Colquitt, Easley and family lines in Charlotte Co.VA. And is connected to the Dr. Richard Parker family.
The other William Parker lived in and around the Difficult Creek are. Their families are the Owen, Nichols, Womack's, Abbott's and Jenkins of Difficult Creek area.
Both William, Francis and Edward Parker lived on Difficult, Clover and Black Walnut Creek area. Their son's and daughter's married families from the same area. And they are were well acquainted with Rev. Thomas Dodson.
Both William and Francis Parker went to Smith Co, Tenn and died there. Their Will's can be found on line at the Smith Co. Tenn web site. Their children along with Rev. Miles West each of the others Will. The William Parkerof Mirey Creek married Martha Perrin. I have not yet discovered where this William Parker and his children went. I did find that a William Parker of Mirey Creek married a Ann Hendrick. So it possible their William Parker had son William Parker the jr.
Giving the list of people living around William Parker and Obediah Parker. Now look at the Tax list for 1782 and 1785
Look at the people who lived around William and Obediah Parker.
August 21, 1777
Humphrey Hendrick appointed Surveyor for the road from Evans Creek to the New Court House at Borams’. Ordered that the said Humphrey with male laboring tithables belonging to himself, to John Moore, Sr., Abraham Easley, Charles Smith, James Hardage, William Estes, Robert Bennett, Edward Powell, John Childress, the Widow Neal, William Gent, James Gent, William Evans, Ezekiel Slaughter, William Daniel, William Murphy, William Parker, Obediah Parker, George Wood, Moses Hendrick,William [obliterated], William Bixby, James Brown, John Eppes, Moses Terry, Moore Matlock, William Daniel, John Pruitt, William Kerley, and Robert Durham do go forth and clear and keep said road in good repair. (Halifax County, VA, Court Orders, 8:238)
Now look at people on Difficult Creek area
1771-1773 1772 Halifax
Mar Wood John road hands
Difficult ck Fulker Fulkerson surveyor of road from the courthouse to Difficult Ck or male tithables belong to George Watkins, Richard Lamkin, Thomas Bowman, Richard Carlton, John Brewis, William Chandler, John Owen, William Whittington, William Osborne, Robert Perkins, Robert Durham, Robert Durham Jr, John Williams, Ambrose Estes, Richard Stanley and John Wood hands to clear and keep said road in repair.
Now check the 1782 Tithe list of Halifax. And you will see
Edward, William and Francis Parker there. Edward is living near John Owens.
William is living near Charles Hudson, which is the son of 2 Peter Hudson. And Francis is living near Ambrose Estes. Which is noted in the survey list.
Hope this will help someone find the right line.