James Parker, Judith & Samuel Eure of Sarem NC

Sally’s great-great great Grandparents:

James Parker ca 1765 – 1805 | his parents
& ca 1782 Judith unknown ca 1765 – 1823 | her parents
& ca 1810 Samuel Eure 17xx -1815 | his parents
of Sarem, Gates County, North Carolina


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


James Parker married Judith ca 1782.
Josiah Parker transferred land at Sarem to his beloved son James Parker in 1786.
James Parker first appears on the Gates Co tax list in 1786.
James and Judith Parker [signing with their marks] witnessed 15 May 1797 a deed from James Jones and wife Sarah to Jonathan Rogers. Proved Aug Ct 1797.
Census:
1787 James Parker 2 males under 16, one male over, one female
1790 James Parker 2 males under 16, one male over, two females
1800 James Parker 2 males 0-10, 2 10-16, 1 16-26, 1 26-45; 2 females 0-10, 1 10-16, 1 26-45
James Parker had died before 18 Feb 1805 when Henry Copeland was appointed the administrator of his estate.

Judith may have been a sister of Henry Copeland 1753 – 1823, who was the administrator of her husband James Parker’s estate in 1805. Henry was the son of William Copeland and Sarah, his wife.
Then again she might have been a Riddick, a sister or aunt of the Lemuel Riddick who bought the family home at a sheriff’s auction and then deeded it to Judith Eure in 1815.

From the estate file of Richard Baker
1. a summons of Judith Eure and James Parker to appear on the third Monday in May next to testify to the truth to say in behalf of the defendant wherein the administrator of Richard Barker vs Peter Parker and James Brown. Witness, Jethro Sumner Clerk of the Ct at Gates 17th day of Feb in the XXXVth year of our Independence, Anno Dem 1812.
2. To the Sheriff of Gates Co –We command you, that of the goods and chattels, lands, and tenements of Peter Parker you cause to be made the sum of 25 pounds which William M Harvey held for Gates Co at the Court-House in Gates recovered against Peter Parker for a Trespass as also the sum of ten pounds fifteen shillings for his costs and charges in the suit expended, whereof the said Peter Parker is convicted and liable to us appears of record. and have you the said monies before the Justices of our said Court on the third Monday August next then and there to render to the said William M Harvey his Judgt. costs and charges aforesaid. Herein fail not. Witness Jethro Sumner 18th May 1812.
3. on the back Harvey vs Parker for tr. August Term 1812 I on 28th May 1812 levered on a horse and Cart & Two beds and 3 pots the property claimed by Samuel Eure & James Parker and forewarned me from selling the property, Will Goodman Dshff.
4. Feb Ct 1813 -a repeat of the bill against Peter Parker. 27 Nov 1812 — Nothing to be found — so says William Goodman DShff for Henry Goodman Shff.
5. 24 May 1813 To the Sheriff of Gates Co Greeting: You are commanded to take the bodies of James Parker and Samuel Eure, sen to appear in the Gates County Court House on the third Monday in August next to answer unto William M Harvey adm. of Richard Baker decd in the plea of Trespass on the cause to his damages one Hundred Pounds, Witness Jethro Sumner, Clerk of the said Court in Gates the 17th May 1813, issured 24 May 1813.
[I failed to get the cover on that one.smk]

From “Selected Deeds for Parker Lands Now is Gates County, NC 1729-1908” by R. P. Fouts
20 Feb 1815 John B Walton Sheriff of Gates County to Lemuel Riddick. A writ..to the Sheriff of Gates County….command that the goods & chattles lands & tenements of James Parker… be made the sum of 25¬£ which Blake Lewis recovered against James Parker for trespass..as also the sum of 10¬£ 13 sh 24 for his costs and charges in the said suit..sd James Parker is convicted & liable to us…have you the sd. Monies before the Justices of our sd Court on the third Monday in Feb next…21 Nov 1814..In obedience to sd writ…John B Walton..entered upon a certain tract of land ..as the property of the sd… James Parker which was alotted to him in the division of his father’s real estate..to the highest bidder —-Feb 1815,.sd Lemuel Riddick..bid $18..John B Walton, Sheriff of Gates County.
This paper may certify that I Lemuel Riddick relinquish all right title & interest to within mentioned land to Judith Eure 10 Mar 1815.

Judith married 2nd Samuel Eure probably before 20 Aug 1810 when the court divides James Parker’s estate among his heirs.

Samuel Eure Sr. died bef Aug 1815 when Samuel Eure Jr. was appointed the administrator of his estate.

Children of James Parker and his wife, Judith:
1. James Parker ca 1783 –
2. Peter Parker 1784 –
married 19 June 1805 Betsy Brown
3. Ann E [Nancy] Parker ca 1788 – bef 20 May 1806
4. John Parker ca 1790 –
5. Jesse Parker ca 1792 –
in 1807 Jesse Parker son of James dec about 15 years of age
bound an apprentice to Richard Rawls to learn to be a house carpenter.

Married Elizabeth Gilliam d of Henry
a. Martha Parker.
b. George W Parker ca 1820 – 1884
Married 10 May 1851, Elizabeth J Parker.
i. Mary E Parker ca 1852 –
Married Mr. Story
1. Oscar T Story ca 1877 –
c. Andrew Parker.
d. Jesse Parker.
6. Mildred [Milly] Parker ca 1795 – 1832
married ca 1811 Elisha Piland
a. Reuben Piland ca 1812 – aft 1880
married 4 Jan 1832 Judith Taylor ca 1814 Gates Co Marriage Bonds
i. Mary Ann Piland 24 April 1839 – 30 Sept 1905
married 6 Jan 1859 David Turner 6 Jan 1838 – 19 Oct 1895
b. Mills Piland
c. Jesse Piland
d. Seth Piland
e. Asey Piland
f. Elisha Piland
g. Isaac Piland
h. James H Piland –
7. Mary [Polly] Parker ca 1797 –
married John Hendrin
8. Robert Parker ca 1799 – ca May 1818
in 1807 Robert Parker son of James Parker ded. was apprenticed to Reuben Harrell “to learn the business of a Cooper” being about 8 years of age.
married
a. John Parker
9. Asa H. Parker ca 1804

18 Feb 1805 Henry Copeland came into the court and moved for Administration on the estate of James Parker decd. which was accordingly granted Ordered that he give Bond and security in the sum of eight hundred pounds at the same time William Goodman esquire and William Goodman of Joel came into the court and offered themselves as security etc,
Inventory of the goods & chattels rights and credits which were of the estate of James Parker decd was exhibited into court by Henry Copeland Admr. on oath etc.
Ordered that Henry Copeland Admr. on the estate of James Parker decd sell so much of the perishable Estate of the decedent to pay his debts etc.

21 May 1805 Inventory of the goods & chattels rights and credits which were of the estate of James Parker decd was exhibited into court by Henry Copeland Admr. on affirmation.

20 Aug 1805 Henry Copeland Admr. on the estate of James Parker decd. exhibited an acct. of Sales of the Estate of the decedent on oath etc.

18 Nov 1805 Agreeable to the petition of Judith Parker relict of James Parker decd. it is ordered that Isaac Pipkin Esquire Thomas Barnes, Henry Goodman & James Gatling be appointed to lay off to the said Judith Parker so much of the Stock, Crop & provisions as shall be sufficient for her & her family’s support for one year etc.

From “Selected Deeds for Parker Lands Now is Gates County, NC 1729-1908” by R. P. Fouts p.18
20 August 1810–Order given to divide James Parker’s land among his heirs. 172+ acres. May Court 1811.
# 1 James Parker 19 A on which stands dwelling house, beg. at Isaac Pipkins corner in Mills Swamp, his line to gum by the path, along the path to John Shepherds line, his line W then NW to corner of the Swamp, down th run to 1st sta.
#2 Peter Parker 19 A. beg on N side of a path, the path to John Shepherd’s line, his line to Isaac Pipkins line to 1st sta.
#3 John Parker beg. at corner in Mills Swamp, his brother James corner, hin line to John Shepherd’s corner to a gum in the Swamp down the run to 1st sta.
#4 Robert Parker 24 A beg. at brother John’s corner in Mills Swamp, his line to a gum in the Swamp down the run to 1st sta.
#5 Milly Parker 23 A beg at her brother Robert’s corner in Mills Swamp, binding the run to beg.
#6 Jesse Parker 21 A beg. at James Jones corner in Mills Swamp, his line a gum in a branch, thence down said branch to run of the swamp, up the run to begin
#7 Polly Parker beg a pine John Shepherds corner, his line to corner in Col Baker’s line N then E to beg . . .28 A
#8 Asy Parker 28 A beg. Col. Bakers corner, his line. .a pine in James Jones line, his line.. to the beg …
John Warrin, Mills Lewis, James Gatling (Commissioners) Pa. Hagarty, Sury.

Judith Eure’s will probated August Court 1823: exhibited by Peter Parker; proved by William W. Cowper & Peter Piland. Signed 30 April 1823 and 23 Feb 1821.
Item all my lands to my son, Asa H Parker and Theophilus Parker, my grandson to be equally divided after the death of my son Peter Parker and Elizabeth Parker.
Item my horse and cart to my grandson Peter Parker after the death of my son Peter Parker and wife Elizabeth Parker.
Item cow and calf and one pine chist to my son Asa H Parker when 21.
Item rest of cattle and hogs to my two grandsons Wily Parker and James Parker to be equally divided after the death of my son Peter Parker and wife Elizabeth Parker.
Item my bed and furniture and linen wheel to my daughter Mildred Piland.
Item the rest of my property to my granddaughter Sally E Parker after the death of my son Peter Parker and Elizabeth Parker except my wareing appearel which I give to my two daughters Mary Hendrin and Milly Piland to be equally divided between them.
Codecile. I do hereby give and bequeath to my son Peter Parker all my right title and interest in and to that part of my former husbands estate James Parker which was lately resolved in our last Soperour Court.

From “Selected Deeds for Parker Lands Now is Gates County, NC 1729-1908” by R. P. Fouts
20 Feb 1815 John B Walton Sheriff of Gates County to Lemuel Riddick. A writ..to the Sheriff of Gates County….command that the goods & chattles lands & tenements of James Parker… be made the sum of 25¬£ which Blake Lewis recovered against James Parker for trespass..as also the sum of 10¬£ 13 sh 24 for his costs and charges in the said suit..sd James Parker is convicted & liable to us…have you the sd. Monies before the Justices of our sd Court on the third Monday in Feb next…21 Nov 1814..In obedience to sd writ…John B Walton..entered upon a certain tract of land ..as the property of the sd… James Parker which was alotted to him in the division of his father’s real estate..to the highest bidder —-Feb 1815, .sd Lemuel Riddick..bid $18.. John B Walton, Sheriff of Gates County.
This may certify that I Lemuel Riddick relinquish all right title & interest to within mentioned land to Judith Eure 10 Mar 1815.

From “Selected Deeds for Parker Lands Now is Gates County, NC 1729-1908” by R. P. Fouts
18 May 1819 Elisha & Milley Piland to John Parker. 23 A., $40—on Robt. Parker dec’d corner of Mills Swamp. Elisha Piland (w) Blake Eure.

24 Jan 1824 Jesse Parker to Jesse Piland, 20 A, $40 beg at a water oak in Mills Swamp, my brother Peter Parker’s corner his line to a pine in John Sheppard’s corner, his line to a corner on Robert Parker decd, his line to a gum in Mills Swamp, down sd Swamp to 1st sta Jesse Parker ( w) John Worrell. 24 Jan 1824 Jesse Parker to Jesse Piland, 44 A $80, beg Robert Parker decd corner Gum in Mills Swamp, thence his line to a corner in John Hindren’s line, his line to James Jones line, his line to a gum in Mills Swamp, down the run of sd swamp to 1st sta.. Jesse Parker (w) John Worrell

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