John Wesley Parker & Emily O Brown of Sarem

Uncle Pomp

John Wesley [Pomp] Parker 1854 – 1935 | parents
& 1884 Emily O Brown 1864 – 1936 | parents
of Sarem, Gates Co NC


John Westley [Pomp] Parker 1854 – 1935 buried Parker Cemetery at Sarum
“operated a general merchandise store and barrell-making partnership with William Eason. Parker was a very unassuming, congenial person” – also, Uncle Pomp was the agent for the RR.
married 22 Jan 1884 Emily O Brown 1864 – 1936 buried Parker Cemetery at Sarum

Below:1930 Aunt Venie & Uncle Bill, Aunt Nevie, Uncle Pomp & Aunt Em.

venieparkerjwhouse after being deserted 10 years
the home of John W Parker ca 1990 at Sarem
“of note is the three-room ell that is covered with board-and-batten . .
the colonnade/breezeway remains open”
from “Forgotten Gates”

Children of John Wesley (Pomp) Parker and Emily O Brown:

pompkids Siblings 1950: A. Earnest Parker, Tom B. Parker, Lucille Parker Eure,
Leska Parker, & Shirley Parker

  1. James Hudson Parker Nov 1884 of Norfolk, VA – bef 1950
    married unknown
    a. Edween Parker
    married Prentiss Smith
    married 2nd Elizabeth Jennings

hudsonp

1950 Prentice Smith & wife Edween Parker, daughter of Hudson Parker,
Edween’s children and her step-mother Elizabeth Jennings Parker.

  1. Thomas Brown Parker 6 Jan 1886 – 18 May 1958 Gates Co
    married 4 Jan 1911 Emma Dudley 12 Nov 1893 – 16 July 1954 Raleigh NC
    a. Thomas Wesley Parker 18 Sept 1913 – 3 July 1994
    married 28 Mar 1936 Irene Umphlett
    i. Tom Vernon Parker 11 June 1940 – 2 Sept 1968
    ii. Marian Parker

tompjr 1950 Tom’s son Thomas Parker family
Thomas, Irene, Marian & Vernon Parker

b. Catherine Parker 7 Apr 1915 – Oct 1974
married Raymond R Rich
i. Raymond R Rich Jr.
ii. Elizabeth Parker Rich
c. Ernestine Parker 1915/16 – 7 Mar 1970
married 17 Aug 1937 Charles Riddick Eure 21 Jun 1914 – 1976
i. Allen Parker Eure
married 15 June 1968 Susan Duncan
ii. Mildred Parker Eure 1946 – 2001
d. Mary Alice Parker 15 Apr 1918 – 29 Sept 1974
married Claude Hester
i. Emily Hester
ii. Mary Alice Hester
iii.Thomas Hester
iv.Faye Hester
e. John Robert Parker 1920 – 6 July 1979
married Margaret —-
f. Nell Parker ca 1923 – 1998
married R N Stephenson
i. Marilyn D Stephenson
married Jack Hall
ii. Gregory P. Stephenson
married Sandra
g. Garris Dudley Parker ca 1925 – 22 May 1969
married 1950 Betty Jeanette Harrison
(3 children)
h. Timothy James Parker Gates
married 10 Nov 1948 Katherine Blythe
i. Nancy Parker 1949 –
ii. Janet Paige Parker 1953 –
iii. James Earl Parker 4 May 1956 – 29 March 1980
i. Herbert I Murray Parker Gates
married Virginia Eure
i. Linda Parker
ii. Juanita Paige Parker
married 24 Nov 1979
iii. Herbert Parker
iv. Annette Parker
j. Dr. Earl Wingate Parker Franklinton, NC
married Jean [dec]
i. Renee Parker***
ii. Paul Parker***
married Linda
Cousin Tom married again ca 1955 Mattie Hale.

tompfam 1950 Tom Parker with 4 of his ten children:
Murray, Nell, Earl, & Garris Parker

  1. Emma L Parker 1888-
    married Denny Downs of Hobgood
    a. Earl Downs
    b. Louise Downs
    c. Milton Downs
    d. Frances Downs
    e. Emily Downs

unidentified50 1950 Reunion photo – unidentified – this is some of the Downs family
Who are they, e-mail if you know.

  1. John Shirley Parker 1892 of Sumter, SC –
    married Nell (Nellie) Putnam
    a. William (Billy) Putman Parker
    married Hanna Parker- deceased
    i. John Anthony Parker, deceased
    ii. Keith P. Parker.
    b. John (Johnny) Richard Parker
    married Anita T. Parker

shirleyp Time to Hit the Road for Home 1950:
Shirley, Nell, William and John [in front]

  1. Leska G. Parker 8 Aug 1895 – 17 Aug 1950 of Gates Co
    married Ruth Burker
    a. George Robert Parker
    b. John David Parker

leskap 1950 Leska Parker family:
George, Leska, Ruth, & Jack Parker

Leska & Ruth are pictured at my parents wedding

  1. Nancy Lucille Parker 18 Nov 1897 – 14 Oct 1966 [ts] Reynoldson BC
    married 31 Aug 1913 A Mott Eure 25 Dec 1888 – 3 Apr 1969 Gates Co 79yr 3mo
    his official name was Amontia or Amontie

lucillep 1950 Lucille Parker Eure family:
Anne, Harry, Lucille, Mary & J. Wesley
in front Shirley Parker’s son John
Not pictured: Sarah & Langley

a. James Wesley Eure 15 Jun 1915 – 22 Oct 1984
married Mary Hobbs 1930 – 15 Oct 2000
b. Sarah Emily Eure 13 Sept 1918 – 21 Mar 1954
married Yule
c. Harvey Langley Eure 27 Aug 1921 – 20 Mar 1986
married Martha Davis
d. Harry Parker Eure 1927 – 1970
married Rita Carolyn Webb
i. Robert Glenn Eure
ii. Harvey Parker Eure
e. Julia Anne Eure
i. June Beaman

7. Robert Martin Parker 7 Feb 1900 – 30 Aug 1937 Gates Co dsp
     by his own hand

8. Alvin Earnest Parker 20 Dec 1902 – 11 May 1973 Gates Co
married 21 Jan 1934 Alice Ferrell Smith 29 Sept 1902 – ca 2000
a. Emily Waff Parker 4 Dec 1935 –
married Vincent De Felice
b. Ronald Parker 15 Oct 1943 –
married Barbara Harrell
i. Cathy Parker 1963 –
ii. David Parker 1964 –

 

earnestp Earnest Parker family 1950:
Emily, Earnest, Alice and Ronnie [in front]

P_Ron_01 Ronnie in May 2001
at his horse farm at the old homestead

  1. Mildred Parker ca 1905 – 1943 of Gates Co dsp


Aunt Lizzie

Elizabeth Ann [Lizzie] Parker 1856 – 1920 | parents
& 1895 Isaac Walton Crawford 1833 – 1912 | parents
& 1855 Elizabeth Sparkman 1825 – 1892 | parents
& ca 1842 Taylor Harrell ?? – bef 1855 | parents
of Gates Co NC


Elizabeth A. [Lizzie] Parker 21 Feb 1856 – 17 May 1920
buried Parker Cemetery at Sarum
married 15 Oct 1895 Isaac Walton Crawford 27 Feb 1833- 25 Oct 1912
son of Abraham Crafford/Crawford and Elizabeth Lee
– buried Cool Spring Baptist Church

“In 1860 Isaac Walton Crawford was a “yeoman” farmer, owning no slaves, 155 acres of land, 80 acres were improved and 38 head of livestock. His farm produced 250 bushels of corn; 8 pounds of wool; 50 bushels of sweet potatoes; and 50 pounds of butter. At his death, he owned 220 acres.”

Child of Isaac Walton Crawford and Elizabeth Ann Parker:
1. James Isaac Crawford 1 Dec 1896 – prob. Aug 1931
?!Missing and never found after attending Banker’s trial in Brevard NC Aug 1931
married 7 Mar 1915 Allie Ednae Johnson 12 Sept 1895 – 14 Jan 1978
a. Truxton Johnson Crawford ca Dec 1915 – 2 Aug 2000 FL
married Janie Elizabeth Henderson

Elizabeth Sparkman 17 Mar 1825 – 23 Set 1892 | parents
buried Cool Spring Baptist Church
married 15 Mar 1842 Taylor Harrell ca 1812 – 1850/55 | parents
son of Jethro Harrell and Judith Taylor

Children of Elizabeth Sparkman and Taylor Harrell:
1. Margaret Ann Harrell 6/9 Jan 1843 – 17 Jan 1917
married aft 1863 Holland
2. Carolina N [Carrie] Harrell 3 Sept 1848 – 19 Oct 1928
married 22 Mar 1776 Joseph Norman [Joe] Eure 1850 – 1888

Elizabeth Sparkman [Harrell] | parents
married 2nd 3 Apr 1855 Isaac Walton Crawford 27 Feb 1833 – 25 Oct 1912 | parents
son of Abraham Crafford/Crawford and Elizabeth Lee
– buried Cool Spring Baptist Church

Children of Elizabeth Sparkman [Harrell] and Isaac Walton Crawford:
1. Martha/Mattie S Crawford 20 Feb 1856 – 24 March 1947
married ca 1875 William C Banks 27 Jan 1848 – 25 Oct 1898
2. Texie Anna [Texanna] Crawford 29 Nov 1858 – 30 Nov 1940
married 2 Jan 1877 Richard Bruce Harrell Dec 1852 – 29 April 1929 of Eure NC
son of Noah Harrell and wife Celia Ann Wilder
a. Luther Mahlon Harrell 13 Feb 1878 – 24 May 1951 Portsmouth VA
married 21 Feb 1900 Ida Wyatt Banks of Portsmouth VA
b. Oma Novella Harrell 10 July 1880 – 22 Nov 1922 Ahoskie NC
married 20 June 1910 Claude Greene of Ahoskie
c. Lillie Maie Harrell 15 Nov 1882 – 16 May 1973 Suffolk VA
married 8 June 1902 Elisha Thomas Parker of Eure NC
son of Thomas Parker and Roxanna Eure
d. Roger Glenn Harrell 4 Jan 1885 – 16 Feb 1956 Portsmouth VA
married 2 Sept 1913 Mattie Gwendolyn Banks June 1888 – 1918
daughter of William C Banks and Martha Crawford
married 2nd Mytis Atterbury
e. Rev. Victor Hugo Harrell 25 Sept 1886 – March 1955 Winston-Salem NC
married 9 July 1918 Katherine [Kate] Sink
f. Phillip Eugene Harrell 16 Feb 1889 – 28 Oct 1929 Charlottsville VA
married Ollie Jennings
h. Ester Inez Harrell 29 Aug 1891 – 12 Nov 1974 Washington NC
married 12 Dec 1912 Rev. Joseph Patrick [Joe Pat] Harrell 22 Jan 1887 – 1933
son of Patrick David Harrell and Elizabeth Evans of Eure
i. Edith Lessie Harrell 12 March 1894 – 5 June 1966 Portsmouth VA
married 4 Jan 1914 Fonzie Fleetwood Harrell 26 Oct 1892 –
son of Willie Henry Harrell and Claudie Umphlett of Eure
j. Zola Agnes Harrell 10 June 1896 – 15 Sept 1971 Norfolk VA
married Dr. Richard Carlisle Gilliam of Chuckatuck VA
k. Texie Alliene Harrell 31 Oct 1898 – 17 Jan 1989
married Oakley K Bull of Parksley [Eastern Shore] VA
married 2nd Ocie Lee Harrell
l. Ralph Byron Harrell 27 Aug 1903 – 4 Jan 1990 VA
married 1st Helen Simmons
married 2nd Ruth [Cookie] Marshall
3. John Sparkman Crawford 23 May 1861 – 28 Aug 1920
married Minnie Gerke bef 1865 – aft 1931

IWC married 2nd 1895 Elizabeth [Lizzie] Parker 21 Feb 1856 – 17 May 1920


Aunt Sallie

Sarah A Parker 1858 – bef 1935 | parents
& 1885 William Johnson ca 1858 – bef 1915 | parents
& bef 1915 George W Pond ca 1845 – ? | parents
of Isle of Wight Co Va and Blue Button NC & SH Co VA


Sarah Ann Parker 1858 – bef 1935
married 1st 4 Feb 1885 William Johnson ca 1858 –
of Isle of Wight Co VA
married 2nd George W Pond ca 1845 – in SH Co, VA 1920
they were living at Blue Button, Camden Co, NC ca 1915

Children of William Johnson and Sarah A Parker:
1. Walter Johnson
2. Timothy Johnson
3. Linwood Johnson

Aunt Lucy Aunt Roxie Uncle Bill Aunt Nevie

Note: Parker Reunion, the last Sunday in October every year at
Reynoldson Baptist Church in Gates, NC beginning about 12:30 PM

One thought on “John Wesley Parker & Emily O Brown of Sarem”

  1. My name is june daughter of anne eure,whose mother was lucille parker.Lucille was married to mott eure. I live in williamsburg va with my daughter now.If any one cares to respond,i will write back.

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