Josiah Parker of Sarem, Gates Co NC

 


Sally’s great-great-great-great Grandparents:
5th generation in America

Josiah Parker est 1735 – ca 1789 | his parents
& wife | her parents
of Sarem, Gates County, North Carolina


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


(Robert Parker owned the land next to the land Josiah bought of Stephen Shephard in 1756.)

Children of Josiah Parker and __________:
1. Josiah Parker Jr ca. 1762 –
married ca 1782 Naomi “Oma” Williams
dau of Samuel Williams will 1789 & wife Mary NCHGR vol 2 -p78
2. James Parker ca. 1765 – ca 1805
married ca. 1782 Judith ________

20 Aug 1756 Josiah Parker bought land of Stephen Shephard (Sarem).

Gates Co 1758-Josier Parker

From Gates County Ct Records abstracts by R P Fousts
18 Feb 1782 Josiah Parker came into Court and Confessed his begetting a Bastard Child on the body of Naomi Williams. Ordered that he give Security in the sum of One Hundred pounds Gold and Silver money at the same time Moor Carter and Thomas Vann came into Court and offered themselves as Securitys for keeping the said Child from becoming Chargable to the said County.

17 Feb 1783 Josiah Parker to be summoned for jury duty in May.
20 Aug 1783 Josiah Parker to attend next session as jury man.

From “Selected Deeds for Parker Lands Now is Gates County, NC 1729-1908” by R. P. Fouts
1-172 10 Feb 1786 Josiah Parker to James Parker 100 A In consideration of natural love and affection – my son s side of Mills Swamp- bought of Stephen Shephard 20 Au g 1756 corner in Rogers line, his line to corner, on other side of Pecoson E on Thomas Piland NW to oak in edge of Mills Swamp–houses, orchards– Josiah (J) Parker (W) Law Baker, James Rice.

2-57 1 Feb 1787 Josiah Parker to James Parker 1 lb 10 sh rents to James Parker land whereon Josiah Parker liveth during next six years– Josiah (J) Parker

3-119 15 Feb 1794 Josiah Parker and his wife, Oma to James Parker, 371/2 A 75 pds. S side of Mills Swamp Beg at a live oak a corner tree on James Riddick’s line, his line to Shephards line to a new line made by said Josiah &James, new line to Swamp and down Swamp. Josiah (J) Parker (W) Christopher Gayle, Robert Parker, Samuel Smith

5-237 25 July 1800 Josiah Parker to Timothy Freeman 3 A. . of highland whereon said Parker now lives joining the coffse(?) Bridge of the sd Freeman. Josiah (JP) Parker

Gates Co Census 1786
Josiah Parker Sr 1 (21-60 wm) 1 (less than 21 over 60 wm) 1 (wf) no blacks
Josiah Parker Jr 1 ” 1 ” 4 ” ”
James Parker 1 ” 2 ” 1 ” 1 (b 12-50) 1 (b less than 12)
Gates Co Census 1790
Josiah Parker 1 (to 16 wm) 1 (16 up wm) 2 (wf)

Gates Co Tax Lists

Capt William Goodman, John Pipkin, Collector

1784 Josiah Parker sen 175 acres 1 free poll; Josiah Parker Jr. 1 free poll

1785 Josiah Parker sen 175 acres 1 free poll, 1 black poll; Josiah Parker jr 1 free poll

1786 James Parker 100 acres 1 free poll, 1 black poll; Josiah Parker sen 75 acres 1 free poll; Josiah Parker 1 free poll.

1787 James Parker 100 acres, 1 free poll, 2 black polls; Josiah Parker sen 75 acres; Josiah Parker, jr 1 free poll.

1788 Josiah Parker jr 1 free poll;
James Parker 100 acres, 1 free poll, 1 black poll;
Josiah Parker sen 100 acres.

1789 James Parker 175 acres, 1 free poll, 2 black polls. Josiah Parker 1 free poll.

1790 James Parker 175 acres, 1 free poll; Josiah Parker 1 free poll.

Josiah Parker transferred land at Sarem to his beloved son James Parker in 1786. 20 August 1810–Order given to divide James Parker’s land among his heirs. 172+ acres. May Court 1811.

Grandchildren of Josiah Parker:

Children of James Parker and his wife Judith:
1. James Parker ca 1783 – bef 1821
2. Peter Parker 1784 – ca 1826
married 1805 Betsy Brown
3. Ann E [Nancy] Parker ca 1787 – bef Sept 1805
4. John Parker ca 1790
5. Robert Parker ca 1799 – pr 1819
married & had son John
6. Milly Parker ca 1795
married Elisha Piland
7. Jesse Parker ca 1792
married Elizabeth Gilliam
daughter of Henry

8. Mary [Polly] Parker ca 1799
married John Hendrin
9. Asa. H Parker ca 1804

Children of Josiah Parker Jr & Naomi Williams:
From Gates County Ct Records abstracts by R P Fousts
18 Feb 1782 Josiah Parker came into Court and Confessed his begetting a Bastard Child on the body of Naomi Williams. Ordered that he give Security in the sum of One Hundred pounds Gold and Silver money at the same time Moor Carter and Thomas Vann came into Court and offered themselves as Securitys for keeping the said Child from becoming Chargable to the said County.

1. Josiah Parker bef 1786 aft 1775
2. daughter bef 1786
3. daughter bef 1786
4. daughter bef 1786

I am not certain to which Josiah Parker the references below belong. Is it father, son, or grandson?

Josiah Parker married the widow of John Riddick (1766-1800) Mourning Smith Riddick (b.1773); her daughter Mourning Smith Riddick (1808 – 1873) married Miles Lassiter

” To All Whom it May Concern: This will certify I am perfectly willing that the clerk of Gates County should grant and issue a license to solemnize the rights of Matrimony between Wiley W Jenkins & Mary Riddick as they have consented to the same. Given under my hand etc. Decr 7 1821. Josiah Parker Gardian. for said Mary Riddick Witness: W Smith.” ~ Gates Co Marriage Records

12 Aug ’03 – Mrs. Koestler, … The daughter of Mourning Smith Riddick who married Miles Lassiter was named Mourning Smith Riddick (1808-1873) also. She was the product of Mourning Smith’s marriage to John Riddick, and was my great-great-great- grandmother. I know these things to be true because she, as well as the rest of my family, are buried in Cedar Hill Cemetary in Suffolk, VA, down the street from where I live. Interestingly, my mother’s side of the family is from Hertford County, NC, and there are many Parkers in our family tree. I just thought you might want some clarification on your family tree work! Thank you, Susan Woodward

American Beacon,
Feb 2, 1832, Obit. of Thomas Parker, Died on Friday the 20th inst. (paper dated 6Sept. 1831) at the residence of his brother-in-law, Wiley W. Jenkins, Esq., Mr.Thomas S. Parker, of Somerton Virginia, aged 21 years after a short illness ofinfluenza which he bore with perfect composure, and closed his life expressinga willingness in the will of the Creator from whom he received his existence.The premature age at which the deceased closed his life of domestic usefulness,is a source of deep regret to his parents, relatives and acquaintances, and mayGod in his infinite goodness and mercy impress deep things of solemnity ontheir hearts, and cause them to lay hold of the promises set before them andthereby be enabled to meet their youthful friend in mansions of eternal bliss.Somerton, January 22, 1832.

the person who wrote to you infers that Wiley’s wife was a Parker since Thomas is his brother-in-law. I have her as a Reddick too, but Judge B. B. Winborne said she was a Parker. Becky Dozier
My answer — Judge BBWinborne is not noted for his preciseness.
I expect you will find that his wife IS a Riddick [Reddick] and half sister to Thomas S Parker. Now if we can just figure who this Josiah Parker is in the scheme of things?

e-mail from Billee
See Fillmore Norfleet’s book, “Suffolk in Virginia – c 1795-1840
Flyleaf has tree of the Riddicks showing Josiah Parker as second husband of
Mourning Smith, widow of John Riddick. Mary is daughter of Mourning smith but
not clear which is the father. That is why the confusion if she was Riddick or
Parker.
Wiley Winborn Jenkins was the brother of my great great grandfather, John
Cole Jenkins. my great grand father’s sister, Anne Elizabeth Jenkins, married Jessie Parker. They are buried in Cedar Hill. Cemetery. Her name is listed incorrectly on the Internet, as Anne Elizabeth Cole. That is from her father’s name, John Cole Jenkins.

Under occupations, John Parker (son of Kedar Parker of Gates County NC was
listed as a brickmason and Ira Parker a schoolmaster. Nothing on Josiah.

then there was this note May 1828-
-Ordered that Timothy Hayse be appointed Guardian to Robert Parker orphan of
Josiah Parker decd and that he give bond and security in the sum of $500 and
offers William Hayse & Zachariah Hayse for securites, present in court Mills
Riddick, Demsey Knight & John Walton-
-Esquire Justices who approved of securities & concord in the appointment.

Feb 1799 Josiah Parker Summoned for Jury duty. On Jury May court.

Aug 1804–Order that the County Trustee pay Danl Southall for Imprisonment of Josiah Parker & furnishing him with provisions when confined.

Aug 1805–Order that Jethro Sumner Esquire Sheriff be allowed- – — -re Josiah Parker

Nov 1806–Order that Jethro Sumner be allowed expenses in collecting the Poll of Josiah Parker

May 1808–Josiah Parker proved Seth Trotman’s will

Aug 1810 Josiah Parker & Ux to the Ct–Petition for one years provision

Nov 1810–Ordered that Josiah Parker be fined in the sum of Ten Pounds for breaking the Jail of this county & Injuring the same and that he stand Committed to Prison for 10 days etc

Feb 1811–Ordered that John B Walton Esq — – – -be reappointed to allot and lay off one years provision to Josiah Parker in right of his wife Absalla out of the estate of Frederick Lassiter decd & make report next term

Aug 1811–Josiah Parker adjudged insolvent for the year 1810

May 1814–Ordered that Henry Goodman Esqr Sheriff be allowed the County & Poors Taxes on the following Insolvents for the year 1812 to wit- – – – -Josiah Parker Sr, Josiah Parker Jr

Aug 1814–State vs Josiah Parker amt ot costs 4.12.8

Aug 1817–Josiah Parker referred to as insolvent.



Sally’s 5 great grandfather
4th generation

Robert Parker est 1710 – ca 1783 | his parents
of Sarem, now Gates County, North Carolina


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


from the research of Raymond Parker Fouts with permission

This Robert Parker appears to be a son of William Parker ca 1678 – bef 1746.

apparently son of Robert Parker:
1. Josiah Parker ca 1735 – 1789
?2. Benjamin Parker ca 1753 – 1810
married 16 Nov 1785 Rebecca Eure died aft 1810

I think this Benjamin is probably either the son of Robert or his brother John.

From “Processioners’ Records Chowan County, North Carolina” by Raymond Parker Fouts
Possession of the bounds 25 Feb 1756 Chowan Co. Edward Hare his land dun, Edward Hare his land dun (sic) Isaac Williams, his land dun, present Edward Hare, Isaac Williams. Stweard (sic) Pipkins his land dun, Stephen Shepard his land dun, Roberd Parker, his land dun, present Stuard Pipkin, Stephen Shepard, & Robert Parker.

My Source for the following information was this wonderful book:
“Following The Land A Genealogical History of Some of the PARKERs of Nansemond County, Virginia, And Chowan/Hertford/Gates Counties, North Carolina 1604-2004”
, registered copyright 2005 by Raymond Parker Foutshttp://www.freewebs.com/rayfouts/


Sally’s 6 great grandfather
3rd generation

William Parker ca 1678 – bef 1746 | his parents
of Sarem, now Gates County, North Carolina


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



from the research of Raymond Parker Fouts with permission

apparently sons of William Parker ca 1678 – bef 1746:
*1. Robert Parker est 1710 – ca 1783
2. John Parker bef 1722 – ca 1783

From “Following the Land” by Raymond Parker Fouts page 72
“These deeds establish [this] William Parker’s land as being on Mills’ Swamp, the Beargarden and land owned by Stephen Shepard and Thomas Piland.”


Sally’s 7 great grandfather
2nd generation

Thomas Parker est 1626 – 1690/98 | his parents
of Dumpling Island Creek, Virginia


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


from the research of Raymond Parker Fouts with permission

apparently sons of Thomas Parker est 1626 – 1690/98
1. Peter Parker ca 1645 – will d 5 Sept 1716 – prob April 1720 Chowan Co NC
married Elizabeth ? Note: ydna results indicate that this Peter is not part of this family after all.

2. Thomas Parker bef 1670 – will 1717 Chowan Co NC
married 1st Elizabeth ?
married 2nd Jean ?

*3. William Parker ca 1678 – bef 1746 of Sarem, now Gates Co NC

From “Following the Land” by Raymond Parker Fouts page 69
“In 1648 this Thomas Parker was mentioned in a patent to Leonard Guinns, as owning land on Dumpling Island Creek”


 

Sally’s 8 great grandfather
the emigrant

William Parker 1604 – 1655/63 | his parents
of England and Dumpling Island Creek, Virginia


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


from the research of Raymond Parker Fouts with permission

John Bush, in a Virginia Patent dated 1 Dec 1624, lists William Parker as one of his two servants who came in the Charles in 1621.

On the Muster of the inhabitants of Virginia 7 February 1624/25 “Elizabeth City”
William Parker 20 years of age, came to Virginia 1616? in the ship Charles.

On May 1636 William Parker obtained a patent for 350 acres of land “in the Countie of Warrisquoake beginning at a little Creeke on the South side of Nanzemund river abutting Northwest Upon the said river against Dumplinge Island and South east the woods.”

On 18 June 1638 William Parker patented another 350 acres of land in the “Countie of Upper New Norfolke” adjoining his previous patent.

William Parker served as a Burgess for Upper Norfolk in the General Assembly of Virginia as of 12 January 1642/43.

proposed children of William Parker of Dumpling Island:
*1. Thomas Parker est 1626 – 1690/98
2. Richard Parker d bef 1675

another William ParkerWilliam Parker d by 18 Oct 1680 [of Stepney – A London Merchant]
married Grace aft 14 Oct 1697 her 2nd husband
a. William Parker Jr died by accident
b. Elizabeth Parker
Grace married 1st Francis Maulden of Dumplin Island
a. Francis Maulden Jr.
Grace married 3rd Edward Lloyd as his 3rd wifee-mail from Waunita Powell

Can answer my own question about the Maulden family and that William Parker.
Francis Maulden md. Grace, her 1st husband They had a son Francis Jr.
Grace md, #2 William Parker of Stepney, A London Merchant, dec’d by Oct. 18, 1680
Grace died after Oct. 14 1697. William Parker and Grace had William Parker Jr. and a dau. Elizabeth. Grace md. #3 Edward Lloyd, as his 3rd wife.

Maryland Genealogies:

William Parker Jr died by an accident and his estate went to his sister, Elizabeth

Cavaliers & Pioneers-Nugent.

Francis Malden 400 ac. at Nansemund Riv. N. S. abutting S.E on the Island “commonly called Dumplin Island”. Due 50 acs. for his own personal adventure and his wife Katherine and 300 acs. for Trans. 6 persons Nov. 26 1636. More records of these people cleared it up for me.

does the above have anything to do with what you were telling me about William Parker?

interesting booklet – SMK
“Early Child Immigrants to Virginia 1619 – 1642” by Robert Hume, PhD [1986]
Copies from the records of Bridewell Royal Hospital [on microfilm kept at the archives in Beckenham, Kent]
“founded in 1553, Bridewell was not only a hospital but a combination of prison, poor-house and school.” In the early years of the 17th Century it appears there were a number of vagrant children roaming the streets of London. . . The Virginia Company requested some of these children….
on Microfilm Reel 6 is found
in the Court book of Bridewell and Bethlem
Parker “William Parker brought in by Constable Quayle Without Creaplegate for a va…. kept to goe to Virginia 26 Sept 1618 folio 73”

One thought on “Josiah Parker of Sarem, Gates Co NC”

  1. I am the daughter of Julia Anne Eure, daughter of Lucille and Mott Eure of gates n c. I would like to have some contact from someone to help me trace my family tree. Any response would be grateful.Thanks!

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