1.JOHN1 PARKER was born Abt. 1725 in Sampson County, NC, and died Bef. February 1806 in Sampson County, NC.He married RACHEL SESSUMS Abt. 1750, daughter of NICHOLAS SESSUMS and ELIZABETH HOOKER.She was born Abt. 1733 in Edgecombe County, NC. Notes for JOHN PARKER: John Parker was a witness to a deed from Osborne Jeffreys to Nicholas Sessums, dated oct. 2, 1744.He also witenessed a deed from John Porter to Samuel Sessums on Jan. 8, 1755. According to Eleanor D. McSwain, John Parker's home in Edgecombe County was "on or near Tyancocke Swamp." Tyancoke Creek was sometimes called "Cockey Swamp." The creek was a very long one finally flowing into Town Creek and emptying into the Tar River." Johnand Rachel (Sessums) Parker were living in Bladen County, NC in 1753 at the time of their son John's birth.In 1784 John Parker received numerous land grants from the State of North Carolina for land in that portion of Duplin County that became Sampson County in 1784.The first tax list of Sampson County taken in 1784, lists John, William, Nicholas and Francis Parker.They owned 1010 acres of land. The minutes of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Sampson County contain items concerning John Parker and his sons. In Minute Book 1793-1800 the following items were found: Court, Nov. 10, 1794: Ordered that Nicholas Parker be overseer of the river leading from John Parker, Senr. to Stephen Becks plantation and likewise to the road where Thomas Frasher was overseer of and that John Parker Senrs. hands, Thomas Owens, Luke Parker, Burrell Dun, Sessums Parker, Lewis Parker, and several others work under him. Court, 2nd Monday May 1795: Lewis Parker elected constable for Sessums Parkers district, Sessums Parker, Nicholas Parker members on jury to lay off new road.Sessums Parker Esq for Capt. Parkers Company, all to make list of taxables. Owen Owens, Wm. Owens, Sessums Parker, Wm. Fowler, Thos. Owens, Lewis Parker, Williams Parker, Nicholas Sessums among those on jury to lay out road Owen Owens and his hands, Thomas Owens and his hands, Nicholas Parker and his hands, John Parker's hands, Wm. Fowler to work on road. Court, 2nd Monday, Court,February 8, 1796: ordered John Parker's hands to work on new road under Sessums Parker. Court, May 9, 1796: Sessums Parker, one of the Justices. John Parker's will is dated April 23, 1800. In Court on February 10, 1806 "Nicholas Parker and Sessums Parker came into court and prayed Letters of Administration on the estate of John Parker Dec'd. which was granted." Almost six years passes between the signing of the Will and the death of John Parker. His death date can be fixed between Nov. 1805 and February 1806. A "sale of the perishable property belonging to John Parker Senr. late of the county deceased" was held on Sept. 24, 25, 26, 27, 1806.The sale took in 187 pounds, 13 shillings, and 11 pence. John Parker was a leader of the Methodist Church in Sampson County. He was the founds of Parker's Meeting House in 1785, now know as Andrew's Chapel Methodist Church. More About JOHN PARKER: Description: Age: 80 More About RACHEL SESSUMS: Description: Age: 266 Children of JOHN PARKER and RACHEL SESSUMS are:
JOSIAH2 PARKER, b. 1753, Bladen County, NC.
More About JOSIAH PARKER: Description: Age: 246
JOHN PARKER, b. February 23, 1753, Bladen, Robeson County, NC; d. July 07, 1838, Bladen, Robeson County, NC; m. RHONDA B, Abt. 1805, Bladen County, NC.
Notes for JOHN PARKER: John Parker was a soldier in the American Revolution. He enlisted as a private in February 1776 under Captain William Ellis and served three months. He also served seven months and fourteen days under Captain Griffith J McRee and three months under Captain Ephraim Muiford. He applied for a pension February 4, 1833, and his claim was allowed. Following his death his widow applied for and received a pension on an application dated May 2, 1855. She was a resident of Bladen County at the time of application and gave her age as 76.
More About JOHN PARKER: Description: Age: 85
NICOLAS PARKER, b. July 05, 1758, Bladen County, NC; d. June 21, 1835; m. ELIZABETH OWEN.
Notes for NICOLAS PARKER: Nicholas and Elizabeth (Owen) Parker are buried in the Dr. John Owen graveyard, Sampson County, NC. They had no children. They reared their nephew, Dr. John Owen, son of Thomas and Sarah Parker Owen. Sarah died shortley after the birth of Thomas Owen.
More About NICOLAS PARKER: Burial: Owen-Parker Cemetery in Southern Sampson Co., NC Description: Age: 76