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INDEX

PARKER   
Beaurie    
Timothy

James B
  ch
Peter
James
Josiah

FELTON

HAYES
Priscilla
Timothy
William
Jacob
William
 Peter
 Peter
 Peter
 Peter
 John
also
 Elizabeth
 Benjamin
 James
 William
 Peter

BROWN
 Betsy
 James
 ?Samuel 

MINCHEW
Cloe
Maximilian
Richard
Richard
Henry

BOND
Mary
Richard
Richard

MAUDLIN
Sarah
Ezekiel

WRIGHT
 Mary
 Joseph

YEATES
Elizabeth
John

SLEDGE
Martha
Charles

CLARKE
Mary
Robert

FLAKE
Elizabeth
Robert

MOORE
Katherine
John

PARKER-2
 Christian
 Priscilla
 Robert
 Richard
 Richard
 Richard 

ROUNTREE 
 Hortense JohnAbner
 Solomon
 Abner
 ?Robert
  Robert
  Robert  
 also
  William
  Charles 
  Francis 
  John

LASSITER
 Allen
 Josiah

BLANCHARD

SANDERLIN 
 Emily Jane
 Dorsey
 Joseph
 Collingsworth
  
 Robert
 John
 James

WALKUP
Lydia
Samuel
John

SAWYER
Charity
 Evan

BARECOCK
Sarah
Thomas

JENNINGS
 William

HUDGINS
 Amelia
 Josiah
 Humphrey
 Humphrey
 Robert H
 Robet
Thomas

FOSTER
Louisa
John
John
Richard
Thomas

RIDDICK
 Ann
?Abraham
also
 Mary  
 John   
  John
 

PARKER
 Browsholme 
 Macclesfield
   of Surry
 of S Hertford 
 of MapleLawn
Joe of NH 
Tom of Bertie
Joe of Bertie 
Elisha of NH 
Saul of NH

KING

HOLLAND

SUMNER

Sally's Grandparents:

Timothy E. Parker 1859 - 1927 his parents  
& Emily Hortense Rountree 1870 - 1952
her parents
of Sarem, Gates Co, NC


           This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!! 



Tim and Hortense Parker
painting from an old photo

   Timothy Edward Parker and Emily Hortense Rountree were married at home* four p.m. on 21 March, 1894. *Home being the John A. Rountree home located approximately two miles from Sunbury, N.C.
parker.jpg (4884 bytes) Timothy Parker, son of James Brown Parker and his wife Priscilla Hayse (Hayes) was born 12 September, 1859 at Sarem, Gates County, N.C. Timothy Edward Parker departed this life on the 2 February, 1927 at Sarem of pneumonia. He was a farmer.
After Edward, Timothy's oldest brother, died from blood poisoning sometime between the 1870 and 1880 census , he was buried under the shade of a tree that used to stand in a corner of a field--so recalls J.B. Parker of what his father said his father told him. Timothy took Edward for his middle name to honor his brother's memory, Tennie Parker told me, her granddaughter, in 1952.
  Timothy attended school at  Reynoldson Institute. Grandmother also told us of this prank of the students--one night the boys collected all the fence rails for miles around and managed to put the principal's ox in a pen at the top of a old pine tree and then, removed their ramp. This truly amazed the principal; so he assembled the boys and congratulated them on their feat, and said "Now young men, you can just get my ox safely down from that perch." They did.  
   Raleigh Keeter relates this story credited to his Uncle Tim Parker in "Feather Beds, Bed Steads, Iron Pots & Hogs" ---- "One cold day in late fall or early winter, Uncle Tim was helping one of his neighbors with the hog killing chores. It was the custom for neighbors to help each other with this hard work. Once a hog was killed, the hair was removed from the skin by using hot water and scraping with a knife, the carcass dressed and cut up so that the pieces of meat could be prepared for the smoke house. Practically every part of the hog was used for something. Many hogs would be killed during the day and the processing of the meat took several days. The fat cut into pieces was cooked down for lard. The scrap pieces of meat were ground up and seasoned for sausage. The ladies of the host family would usually prepare dinner at noon and supper at the end of the work day for the crew of workers. On this particular day the men had finished their work and were waiting for supper when one broke out a jug of hard cider and began passing it around. Uncle Tim must not have been used to imbibing and did not know how to pace himself. After the jug had made the rounds several times he had more of the apple juice than he should have. They were called to the supper table and began to eat but Uncle Tim began to feel ill and the room was beginning to spin around. He sat there as long as he could but realized that he was going to have to get out side for some fresh air. Since the door kept moving by, he decided that the next time the door came around he would make his move. He made his move but missed the door and ended up in the corner of the kitchen with a big clatter of falling pots and pans."
     Tim's life is summarized by these Resolutions by the Deacons of Reynoldson Baptist Church
  "That of February 2, 1927, God in his providence did take from our midst our beloved Brother Timothy E. Parker. Brother Parker was 67 years of age. He had been a member of Reynoldson Baptist Church for 50 years and was a deacon for 23 years. He loved his church and was faithful in attendance. He was never happier than when he was rendering some service for his church, he gave liberally of his means and was ever ready to do all in his power to advance the cause of the Lord. He was a good and kind neighbor. He loved his neighbors and was ever ready at all times to do them a kindness. He was a man of high character and a perfect gentleman. He took part in all public affairs and stood for what he believed to be right, honest and just. He was a kind and affectionate husband and father.
He leaves a wife, one son and one daughter. He spent all his life in the community in which he died. We can truly say that a good man has gone to be with his Lord and Master. His funeral was preached by Rev K C Homer of Gatesville Baptist Church, his pastor being sick. His body was laid to rest in the family cemetery. FIRST. That we extend to the bereaved family our deepest love and sympathy. SECOND. That God in his infinite wisdom doeth all things well and we bow in humble submission to his will. THIRD. That a copy of these resolutions be sent to his wife, a copy to his son, and daughter and a copy to the Biblical Recorder and a copy be spread on the minutes of this church. Respectfully submitted, M P Ellis; E S A Ellenor; M J Lawrence; J C Holland; I A Hines"

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Ola, Tennie and Beaurie ca 1901

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Uncle Dorsey Rountree and
Ola, Tennie and  Beaurie 1950

  My father liked to tease Mother by saying her father was what he called a one-mule farmer who kept bees on the side. (Grandpoppa had a mule for plowing and a carriage horse.)  My mother's retort was, "Poppa did only have one-mule on his   farm but he  kept all his farming gear and  equipment either in barns or under shelter safe from the elements." Grandpoppa also kept about six hives of bees.  My grandmother was not too keen about having all those hives in her garden. The day after my grandfather died, she claims she went over to the hives and rapped on them to get the bees attention and she told the bees, "Your master is dead and you bees  had  just best find another home because I am not tending to you."  And she didn't and  eventually the bees all   went elsewhere  to live.


tennie.jpg align=Emily Hortense Rountree, daughter of John Abner Rountree and his wife, Emily Jane Sanderlin Dudley Walker was born 27 August, 1870. Tennie Parker departed this life 1 June, l952, at Maple Lawn, Hertford Co., N.C, the home of her daughter, Ola Moore.
Hortense Rountree attended Sunbury Male & Female Academy, where she excelled as a student. Her parents had wanted her to attend Chowan College,  but Hortense said "No, you know you cannot afford to outfit me with clothes as fine as those the other girls will be wearing. I just will not  go and be humiliated there. I will become a milliner instead."   This she did.  Part of her marriage agreement with Tim was that he would build her a shop in the front-yard of their home where she could continue to make and sell women's hats.

  Another story of Grandmother's was the time the stew was hot enough for Tim. It seems that one day she was making a kid-stew. The last time it had been made Tim had claimed it was not  seasoned as hot as kid-stew should be. So this time Grandmother put in an extra pod of red  pepper when she was seasoning the stew. Then it happened that Tim came by and saw the pot of stew cooking so he snuck in an extra pod of pepper. And a little latter his mother discovered the stew cooking in the kitchen unattended and remembering Tim taste, she too put in an extra pepper.  Yes, the stew was indeed hot enough for Tim.

* William and Sally Dudley were killed when an excursion boat capsized during a hurricane sometime in the mid '90's. Emily Jane Rountree who was keeping the children for their parents' holiday became their guardian. In 1898, Emily Jane Rountree, their grandmother  died during a small pox epidemic. Tennie, who had been summoned to her mother's bedside as nurse, returned home after the funeral with her brother's four youngest children to raise.

  Tim and Tennie bought an organ for their parlor. All of the girls learned to play it, Ola, Emma, Alice, and Katie.  Mama says that when one of the girls would be courting that pair would sit on the loveseat in the parlor while the rest of the family would gather around the organ singing songs. Judson Elder and some of Uncle Pomp's crowd were usually present also.

  The Parker Home was destroyed by fire during the winter of '27-28 while Tennie was away being the housemother at the local teacherage. She returned home to live in her store where she had sold ladies' hats trimmed to suit. There amid the ruins and ashes of her house, she planted a garden and tended her memories. Her flowers grew in abundance.

Home of Tim and Tennie Parker ca 1910

   Evidently Grandmother's home enjoyed a 4 star rating with the "drummers,"  peddlers,  and Hoboes, who regularly traveled the rails that ran by her home going South in the winter and North in the summer . She provided them all with hot meals and a place to spend the night. Before the house burned they slept on a day bed which she had kept for them  which sat on the dog-trot or breezeway (porch) between the house and the kitchen. Afterwards she just gave them a blanket and sent them to the barn to sleep.  There was one man in particular that for years showed up every spring and fall without fail.  She referred to him as "the wild goose." My cousin J. B. remembers seeing "the wild goose" on his last visit ca 1932. "I had gone with Daddy before breakfast to milk the cow   when all of a sudden "the wild goose" climbed down out of the barn with his blanket, chatted awhile with Daddy, then got some breakfast from grandmother, and  went on his way."

  J. B. Parker remembering his grandmother: There was this one time that Grandmother  really got mad with my father. One Sunday returning from Church, as we came to a stop in the yard , Dad says, 
"All out for home! All, who are not home, should be!" 
And although she had been invited to stay for diner, Grandmother was insulted, 
"Beaurie, Take me home, now!!" 

  Grandmother would not go anywhere late. Once Dad was late in picking her up one Sunday and she refused to go to church with us saying she did not want to arrive late.
"But, why? I'm the Sunday School Superintendent! Nothing is going to happen until I get there to get things going."
 "Yes, but they will all be there sitting --- waiting for us to arrive."

  My sister Julia Lawrence tells of the time we were going over to Gates County for a family reunion one Sunday in 1939. Daddy was driving the big old red Chrysler. In the car were Mother, holding the baby Arthur, Daddy and Miss Conwell were in the front seat and in the back was Grandmother holding me, Helen, John, Julia and Jane.
As we were leaving Ahoskie, who should we see thumbing for a ride but John Robert Parker and his college room mate. Daddy stopped to ask the young men if they wanted to ride on the roof. "Uncle Raynor, I will hold all six if you can get us to Gates County before Uncle Beaurie says Amen." As the boys piled into the car under the children, Grandmother says, "You've got a good chance, John, because Beaurie won't start to pray until I get there!"  That was when John Robert realized that she was riding in the car seated on the back seat, also -- you should have seen his face!


Children of Timothy Parker and Emily Hortense Rountree:
1. Gladiola "Ola" Parker  1 February, 1895 at Sarem -1974 Ahoskie.

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age 10 Ola   age  ca 16

     married 20 May, 1925  at Sarem,  John Raynor Moore 1892-1969 Maple Lawn
2. Timothy Beaurie Parker  18 June, 1896, at Sarem - 1984 at Sarem
      married 5 Jan 1921 Lillie Waff Smith 1896 - 1976

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Beaurie Parker  ca 1922  Lillie and Louise

Children of William Dudley and wife, Sally Sanderlin*:
1. Kate Dudley 28 Sept 1886 Camden Co  - 6 March 1945 Gates Co
     married Luther Mills Eure 8 March 1886 - 23 December 1939
              both buried at Eure Christian Church, Eure, NC
2. Alice Dudley  6 May, 1889 - 23 December, 1905, age 16

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3. William Wallace Dudley Sept 1891 -
        married ?
4. Emma Dudley  12 Nov 1893 - 1954
       married 4 Jan 1911 Tom Brown Parker 1886 - 1958 Gates Co, NC
5. Charles Dudley Sept 1883 -- lived Dolly Walker household
       married Mary Worrell


Grandmother & her grandchildren on her 60th Birthday

Grandmother & her grandchildren on her 80th Birthday

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Grandmother 80th Birthday Party
Tennie Parker with her brother, Dorsey Rountree, all her grandchildren + Frances Neebes
 her two children Ola and Beaurie and their spouses, Raynor Moore and Lillie Parker,
Blanche Parker and Warren Nebles.  Richard Turner took the picture.

Parker Reunion July 1969


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