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John & Andrew both served in the Indian Wars, 1758, in the Wyoming Valley, Luzerne Co.,PA
After the Indian Wars they settled for a time in Lancaster Co., Pa. and on to Hampshire Co., Va. about 1773/4 when Andrew bought from his brother, John, 182 acres of land on Edward Mill Branch.
While Andrew and Rachel are found in Lancaster Co. Pa. records a short time after this, his brothers John, Roger and George were already taking up Fairfax Grants in what is now Hampshire Co. West Virginia.Later on they obviously were on their way to join the others and appear to have tarried for awhile in Frederick, Maryland meanwhile, because John, the son of Andrew and Rachel was born there in 1762 and came with his father, at the age of 11.(according to the information he gave on his application for a Revolutionary War pension in 1833) to Virginia.According to"The Early Records of Hampshire Co., W. Va."on page 44, Andrew Parke bought 182 acres of land from his brother John and his wife Susanna on Edwards Mill BRanch, and it was recorded on April 13, 1774.
He died on March 18, 1790 and his will is registered in the Hampshire County Court.His wife is not mentioned so must have died before him.
They had seven children, John Parke, Samuel Parke, whose first wife died and he then married her sister Nancy. Sarah Parke married ----Shire while the family resided in Lancaster, Pa. and she remained there.Ruth Parke, married Fanncis Patton and they came to live in Hampshere Co. for awhile and later went to Harrison Co. Hannah Parke married John Thomas and lived in Hampshire Co. for awhile and then they moved westward. Rachel Parke, became the second wife of George Nixon,she later married James McBride. Amos Parke married Susana Miller, and they remained in Hampshire Co. until Ohio became a state in 1800, and then became pioneers in Licking Co.
He lived on his parent's 400 acre tract near Capon Bridge, WV (present-day River Road). There is a run down graveyard (Kale Cemetery) on the northern end of this tract, which I found, that contains the graves of some of John and Sarah's family, including Andrew's brother (Roger)wife, Hannah Arnold and another brother's wife (George) Elizabeth Arnold. Many of the other tombstones are weatherworn and can't be read.