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Jonathan Parker (b. Abt. 1762, d. October 12, 1843)Jonathan Parker was born Abt. 1762 in ?1013, and died October 12, 1843 in Guilford County, North Carolina1014.He married Martha Thrift on date unknown.
Notes for Jonathan Parker:
1790 Guilford Co. NC census:
Jonathan Parker-1 (free white male 16 and older)-2 (free white males under 16)-
1 (free white females)-total 4.
Will of Jonathon Parker:
In the name of God Amen I Jonathon Parker of Greensboro, Guilford County, NC, knowing the certainty of death and being desirous to leave my worldly affairs in the best possible condition for my beloved children do, on this the 7th day of Oct. 1943, make, publish, and disclose this instrument to be my last will and testament hereby revoking all others heretofore made and declaring this and only this to be my last will and testament.
1.I commit my soul unto the Lord of Almighty God, who gave it to me--and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my children.
2.I wish all my lands sold, the place where my son Jonathon now lives and the place where John Francis lives also.Also my goods of every kind at the direction of my exector in what way he may think best, public or private sale.
3.I wish all my just debts paid and the balance if any equally divided between my children Jonathon Parker, Stephen, Martha Coffin, Batchel Clark, and the heirs of John Parker, William Parker, and Abigail Osmont.
4.And lastly, I hereby nominate and appoint ? McIver sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others.
Obit. Greensboro-Oct. 14, 1843.In this place, the 12th, Jonathan Parker Esq. an aged citizen, who for 20 or 30 years of his life represented the people of his county in the General Assembly, and discharged the duties of Justice of the Peace in an impartial and acceptable manner.He was a benevolent man in his private relations.Let his amiable qualities alone be fresh in the minds of the living, and his faults and foibles, which he shared with every child of Adam, be covered up from memory forever in the grave where his perishing remains are gone.
Sept. 1998--From Connie Wehland--Jonathan's father may have been Isaac Parker.There is an Isaac Park of Gates Co. NC, will dated 4/8/1802 has sons Jonathan, Daniel and Samuel. Daughters Mary and Sarah.Mary Parker of same county, 9/16/1806 names brother Jonathan, Axum, sister Sarah.Several other wills in that county witnessed or have Jonathan as executor.Believe Jonathan was in Guilford Co. by 1787.
Some have said his father was a John Parker who came from Kent County, Delaware but there is no documentation.
From book by Reeves-3 centuries of Ballingers, p. 434, Ballingers-North Carolina; From State Records of North Carolina, vol. 24, p. 857-858;Act changing Jonathan's Ballinger's name to Jonathan Parker, 6 Jan. 1787.(I'm not sure whether this is the same Jonathan Parker or not.).
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Source: North Carolina Society of Sons of the American Revolution. Lineage Book of Past and Present Members of the North Carolina Society of Sons of the American Revolution. Raleigh: Edwards & Broughton, 1951.
Source Number: 192
Call Number: CR369.13 S69L
More About Jonathan Parker:
Burial: Unknown, Rehobeth Methodist Cemetery, Guilford Co. NC.
Occupation: NC state senator, constable, farmer.
More About Jonathan Parker and Martha Thrift:
Children of Jonathan Parker and Martha Thrift are:
- +Martha (Patsy) Parker, b. Abt. 1797, Guilford County, North Carolina, d. August 05, 1879, Greensfork, Wayne County, Indiana.