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The following information concerning John Parks comes from Evylene Canup at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Benjamin was a Revolutionary soldier and in his pension papers, he states where he was born and that while living in Bedford County, Virginia in September 1777 he entered the service, which was countermanded and in early 1780 he moved to Surry County, North Carolina and entered the service as Ensign.He was in Battle of Ramsours Mill, defeated the Tories under General Rutherford and took 60 prisoners to Salisbury and later promoted to a Lieutenant.He was home for a short time and went back and fought in King's Mountain Battle and later promoted to Captain, in all serving about two years.He says he never received a discharge.
After the war, he moved his family to Burke County, North Carolina and later Haywood County living there 27 years before coming to Franklin County, Georgia.The Deed Books of Franklin County gives the following transactions:
Book HH pages 137-38, December 11, 1815, recorded August 7, 1817 from William Forsyth of Franklin to Benjamin Parks, same consideration of $10.50 for 3 1/2 acres on waters of Webbs Creek adjoining said Parks.
Book B page 59, July 24, 1817, Thomas Smith to Benjamin Parks for $300, 150 acres both sides of Webbs Creek.
Book B page 252-3, August 1819 recorded May 5, 1825 from Benjamin Parks to William Bush for $200, 86 acres, land granted John Arnold, with priviledge of raising a mill dam.
Book B page 39, July 18, 1820 recorded August 1820 from Benjamin Parks to Charles Sisson for $300, for 377 acres.
Book B page 59, September 1820 recorded April 9, 1821from James Johnson to Benjamin Parks consideration of $200 for 121 acres on South fork of Webbs Creek.
Benjamin Parks died February 1, 1839 and he and Elizabeth are buried in Hall County at the Yellow Creek Cemetery.