Ivy Rachel Sessoms & John Parker

Ivy Rachel Sessoms ca 1725 – ? | her parents
& ca 1752 John Parker ca 1725 – 1805 | his parents
of Edgecombe & Sampson Counties, NC


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


Rachel Sessums married John Parker ca 1750.

Rachel Sessums was born about 1730 and died aft 1800.
John Parker was born ca 1725 John Parker’s home in Edgecombe County was “on or near Tyancocke Swamp”, according to Eleanor D. McSwain, Tyancoke Creek was sometimes called “Cockey Swamp.”
The creek was a very long one finally flowing into Town Creek and emptying into the Tar River.”
1744 – wit to deed from Osborne Jeffreys to Nicholas Sessums, dated Oct. 2, 1744
1755 – wit to deed from John Porter to Samuel Sessums on Jan. 8, 1755
In 1753 they were living in Bladen Co.
1784 -John Parker received numerous land grants from the State of North Carolina for land in that portion of Duplin County that became Sampson County in 1784. the first tax list of Sampson County taken in 1784 lists John, William, Nicholas, and Francis Parker. They owned 1010 acres of land.

John Parker died 1805 in Sampson County NC.
He was in the Revolutionary War, Patriotic Service.
John Parker was a leader of the Methodist Church in Sampson County.
He was the founder of Parker’s Meeting House in 1785, now known as Andrew’s Chapel Methodist Church.

Sampson Co Court, Nov. 10, 1794: Ordered that Nicholas Parker be overseer of the river leading from John Parker, Senr. to Stephen Beck’s plantation and likewise to the road where Thomas Frasher was overseer of and that John Parker Senior’s. hands, Thomas Owens, Luke Parker, Burrell Dun, Sessums Parker, Lewis Parker, and several others work under him.
The court, 2nd Monday, May 1795: Lewis Parker elected constable for Sessums Parkers district,
Sessums Parker, Nicholas Parker members on the jury to lay off new road.
Sessums Parker Esq for Capt. Parkers Company, all to make list of taxables for 1795.
A deed from John Parker to Lewis Parker for 100 acres of land registered.
The court, 2nd Monday in Aug. 1795:
Sessums Parker one of the Justices.
Sessums Parker returned a list of taxables. Owen Owens, Wm. Owens, Sessums Parker, Wm. Fowler, Thos. Owens, Lewis Parker, William Parker, Nicholas Sessums among those on the jury to lay out road Owen Owens and his hands, Thomas Owens and his hands, Nicholas Parker and his hands, John Parker’s hands, Wm. Fowler to work on the road.
The court, 2nd Monday, February 8, 1796: Ordered John Parker’s hands to work on the new road under Sessums Parker.
The Court, May 9, 1796: Sessums Parker, one of the Justices.
John Parker’s will is dated April 23, 1800.
In Court on February 10, 1806 “Nicholas Parker and Sessums Parker came into court and prayed Letters of Administration on the estate of John Parker Deceased. which was granted.”

Children of Rachel Sessoms & John Parker:
1. John Parker 23 Feb 1753 Bladen Co, NC – 7 July 1838 Bladen Co, NC
John Parker was a soldier in the American Revolution. He enlisted as a private in February 1776 under Captain William Ellis and served three months. He also served seven months and fourteen days under Captain Griffith J McRee and three months under Captain Ephraim Muiford. He applied for a pension February 4, 1833, and his claim was allowed. Following his death, his widow applied for and received a pension on an application dated May 2, 1855. She was a resident of Bladen County at the time of application and gave her age as 76.

married ca 1805 Bladen Co Rhoda B ? ca 1779 – aft 1855
2. Josiah Parker ca 1755 –
3. Lewrany [Luraney] Parker ca 1756 – June 1849
married 1771 Gregory [Grig] Clark ca 1752 – Jan 1837
son of Charles and Betty Clark

4. Nicholas Parker 5 July 1758 – 21 June 1835 Sampson Co, NC
married Elizabeth Owen
They are buried in the Dr. John Owen graveyard, Sampson County, NC. They had no children. They reared their nephew, Dr. John Owen, son of Thomas and Sarah Parker Owen. Sarah died shortly after the birth of Thomas Owen.
5. William Parker 25 Oct 1759 – 7 Aug 1829
married Ann Owen
6. Lewis Parker ca 1761 –
7. Rev. Francis Parker ca 1763 – 1830 Robeson Co NC
married Sarah P Regan 1779 – 1857 Bladen Co NC
8. Sessums Parker ca 1765 – living 1806 Sampson Co NC
one of the county justices
9. Thomas Parker 26 Dec 1768 – 6 June 1861
married Catherine Howard
10. Sarah Parker ca 1770 – aft 1790
married Thomas Owen
a. Dr. John Owen 13 Dec 1790 – 23 July 1859
married Fayetteville NC 18 May 1815 Sarah Blake
11. Luke Parker 1770/75 – 8 June 1838 Columbia Co, FL
married NC ca 1812 Sophia ?
12. Elizabeth Parker ca 1778 –
married Mr. Fisher

[see http://www.lamartin.com/genealogy/parker.htm]


William Parker 1759 – 1829 | his parents
& Ann Owen | her parents
of Sampson Co NC


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


Children of William Parker and Ann Owen:
1. Penelope Parker
married Reuben Ellis
2. Sophia Parker
married John R King
3. Elizabeth Parker
married Benjamie Ramie
4. Allen Parker died young
5. Francis Parker died young
6. John Parker 17 Oct 1788 – 1859
married Rachel Butler
7. Daniel Parker ca 1791 –
married Elizabeth Carroll
8. Dennis Parker 17 April 1801 – 29 Oct 1853
married 1st Sabra Owen
married 2nd aft 1845 Tabitha Johnson
9. Rachel Parker ca 9 July 1805 –
married William Fowler
10. Joseph Parker 24 Sept 1807 – ca 1890
married 1st Margaret Robertson
married 2nd Mary Jane Butler

Source: [see http://www.lamartin.com/genealogy/parker.htm]


Thomas Parker 1768 – 1861 | his parents
& Catherine Howard | her parents
of Sampson Co NC


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


Children of Thomas Parker and Catherine Howard:
1. Thomas Parker Jr
married Polly Howard
2. Joseph Parker
married Annie Gregory
3. Edna Parker
4. Edith Parker
married Lott Owen
5. Nancy Parker 4 July 1793 – 24 June 1851
6. Howard Parker 15 Oct 1795 – 19 July 1836
married Sophia Howard
7. Gabriel Parker 20 Mar 1806 – 20 May 1854
married Nancy Chestnutt

Source: [see http://www.lamartin.com/genealogy/parker.htm]


Rev. Francis Parker ca 1763 – 1830 | his parents
& 1797 Sarah P Regan 1779 – 1857 | her parents
of Sampson, Robeson, and Bladen Counties NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!
based on info supplied by Linda Fields


Rev. Francis Parker married 5 Jan 1797 probably in Robeson County, NC. Sarah P. Regan
They had 6 children. Sarah’s first marriage.

Rev. Francis Parker was born in Sampson County, NC circa 1763. 1765?
Francis died 1830 in Robeson County, NC, at 67 years of age.

Sarah was born 16 Apr 1779 in Robeson County, NC. Sarah was the daughter of Captain Ralph Regan and Ann? Milly or Millie ?Harrell. Sarah died 4 Oct 1857 in Bladen County, NC, at 78 years of age.
Her body was interred Oct 1857 in Robeson County, NC.

The Rev. Francis Parker’s Elder’s Parchment, issued by Bishop Francis Asbury of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 12 Dec., 1793, was presented to the TX Conference Historical Center on 13 Oct., 1958 at Lakeview, TX. The parchment is on display in the Lakeview United Methodist Assembly, History room, Elkhart, TX.

Children of Rev. Francis Parker and Sarah P. Regan:
1. Mary Ann Parker 6 Feb 1798 – ca 1817
2. Martha Parker 27 May 1799 Sampson Co NC – ca 1880 Robeson County NC
interred in Robeson County, NC. Byrd Cemetery, Jackson Swamp
married ca 1920William Byrd, Jr ca 1785 Robeson Co NC – ca 1840 Robeson Co NC
son of William Byrd, Sr. and Mary ? His body was interred in Robeson County, NC.
3. Ralph Regan Parker 24 Mar 1802 Lumberton, Robeson Co NC –
8 Dec [13 Jan] 1861 Grapeland, Houston Co TX age 59 ts
interred Parker Cemetery in Oak Grove Comm., Houston Co, TX.
The Parker Cemetery is five acres of land located just east of the original homestead of Ralph R. Parker.
Ralph and Sarah designated this land for a cemetery before he died.
tombstone has Ralph Regan Parker He moved from NC to Vicksburg, Miss. to TX about 1850.
He purchased a homestead of several hundred acres of land in Oak Grove community, TX known then as Woodland Hall.

married Robeson Co NC 8 Feb 1828 Catherine Shaw
married Robeson Co NC 4 Jul 1834 Sarah Caroline Hodge
20 May 1817 Bladen Co NC -18 Oct 1899 Grapeland, Houston Co TX, age 82
Her body was interred Parker Cemetery in Oak Grove Comm., Houston Co TX.
a. Francis Hayworth Parker 4 Mar 1837 Lumberton NC – 9 Jan 1913 Grapevine TX
married Houston Co TX 25 April 1866 Zelpha Ann Overstreet
18 Nov 1845 Kemper Co MS – 31 Dec 1921 Grapeland TX
dau of Washington Madison Overstreet and Caroline Frances Permiela Young Johnston
i. Permelia Caroline Parker 25 Feb 1867 – 25 Feb 1867 Lumberton NC
ii. Thomas Madison Parker 15 Mar 1869 TX – 30 Sept 1938 Grapeland TX
married Lella
iii. Charlie Wesley Parker 20 May 1870 Woodland Hall TX – 16 Oct 1953 Grapeland TX
married Laney Baggett 18 Mar 1887 Grapeland TX – 15 Mar 1956 Grapeland TX
1. Rufus R Parker 6 June 1923 Grapeland TX – 18 Jan 1963 Grapeland TX
iv. George Delaney Parker 21 Sept 1871 Grapeland TX –
v. Sylnet Tybiha Parker 3 Dec 1872 Lumberton NC – 1941
vi. Julie Ann Parker 2 July 1877 Houston Co TX – 2 Jan 1906 Grapeland TX
vii. Dora Parker 17 Oct 1877 Woodland Hall TX – 14 Nov 1961 Grapeland TX
viii. Dow Parker 1 Aug 1880 – 10 Sept 1880 Grapeland TX d y
ix. Eli Martin Parker 16 Oct 1881 – 3 Feb 1883 Grapeland TX d y
x. twin Parker 16 Oct 1881 – 16 Oct 1881 d y
xi. Coilla Parker Jun 1884 – 28 Feb 1954 Grapeland TX
xii. Jemima P Parker 31 Aug 1885 – 1 Jan 1961 Grapeland TX
married Lon Beauchamp 30 Nov 1885 – 1929 Grapeland TX
xiii. Delores Anita Parker 1 Jan 1888 – 6 April 1961 Grapeland TX
xiv. Archie Eustace Parker 5 Mar 1892 – 20 June 1948 Grapeland TX
xv. Nettie Parker 3 Dec 1873 TX – 10 Jan 1941
married Musick
4. Ammila [Emelia? Amelia? Emily?] Thomas Parker 31 Mar 1804 –
married Henry Hilburn
a. Rachel Hilburn ca 1830 –
married ca 1851 William Porter Guyton
i. William Henry Guyton
married Galvadora ??.
ii. Mary Catherine Guyton May 1866 –
married Leander Evers Feb 1853 Bladen Co NC –
1. Minnie L. Evers Apr 1885 Bladen Co NC –
2. Luther Nathaniel Evers 1 Mar 1888 Bladen Co NC – 27 Aug 1983 Salisbury, Rowan Co NC age 95
He resided in Albemarle, Stanly Co, NC. He resided in Rowan County, NC
married Della Bell. Della 1895 –
married Edna Leonard. Edna 3 Mar 1900 – Sep 1966 China Grove, Rowan Co NC age 66
3. Prudence V. Evers May 1891 Bladen Co NC
married Charles Collins. Charles 1876 SC
4. James Early Evers was born in Bladen Co NC Dec 1894.
married Laura Cribb
5. Henry Philip Evers Jun 1899 Bladen Co NC – 27 May 1978 Robeson Co NC,age 78 years
married Maude Treece 12 Nov 1900 – 22 Apr 1994 Lumberton, Robeson Co NC age 93
resided in Red Springs, Robeson Co NC.
6. Austin [‘Nub’] Evers 1901 – 20 Mar 1974 Lumberton, Robeson Co NC age 72
He resided in Red Springs, Robeson Co NC
7. Charles [Charlie] Douglas Evers was born 21 May 1910 – 9 July 1980 age 70
carpenter
married ca 1937 Hettie Edwards 7 July 1916 South Port NC –
parents of Linda Evers Fields source of above info
5. ?? Parker ca 1806
married bef 1818 Ralph Regan Sr 27 Sep 1796 Robeson Co NC – 17 Apr 1861 Robeson Co NC age 64 the son of Joseph Regan, Sr. and Sarah Malloy. Ralph died . His body was interred 1861 in Robeson Co NC.
6. Harriote [Harriett? Harriette?] Hale Parker 25 Sep 1809 – 30 Mar 1883 Montgomery AL age 73
Her body was interred 1883 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, AL. Oakwood Cemetery
married [bond] Robeson Co NC 1 Jul 1826 Owen Singletary 1802 – aft 1850 Montgomery Co AL
son of Ithamar Singletary and Ann Bryan.
7. Sarah Regan Parker 17 Aug 1812 Robeson Co NC – 20 Jun 1849 Rankin Co MS age 36
Her body was interred Jun 1849 Dry Creek Baptist Church Cem. in Rankin County, MS.
married [bond] Robeson Co NC 23 Jan 1827 John Hester Singletary 1805 Bladen Co NC – 1885 Alto TX
son of Thomas I.Singletary and Comfort Hester. John died 1885 in Cherokee County, TX, at 80 years of age. His body was interred in Alto, TX. She and her husband moved from NC to Rankin County, MS in 1837/38.

Source: Linda Evers Fields


Luraney Parker ca 1756 – 1849 | her parents
& Gregory [Grig] Clark ca 1752 – 1837 | his parents
of South Carolina


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


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Luraney Parker ca 1756 – June 1849
married 1771 Gregory [Grig] Clark ca 1752 – Jan 1837 age 85
son of Charles and Betty Clark
both buried Nazareth Evanagelical Lutheran Church Yard, Lexington, SC
The Gate CornerStone back of monument
contributed by Carroll Clark

Children of Luraney Parker and Gregory Clark:
1. Sarah Clark
2. Nancy Clark
3. Fannie Clark
4. Catherine Clark
5. Clarissa Clark
6. Cornelius Clark
7. Parker Clark
8. Rachel Clark


Luke Parker aft 1770 – 1838 | his parents
& ca 1812 Sophia Fisher | her parents
of Columbia County, FL


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


Luke Parker aft 1770 – 8 June 1838 Columbia Co, FL
married NC ca 1812 Sophia Fisher.

Children of Luke Parker and wife Sophia:
1. Sarah Jane Parker 1814 – 1879
married Calvin Hair
i. Molcy Hair 31 Dec 1837 –
ii. Anson M Hair ca 1841 –
iii. Sophia C Hair 3 Sept 1843 –
iv. William Hair ca 1845 –
v. Streety A Hair Feb 1847 –
vi. Anna Mary Hair ca 1856 –
2. Mary Parker 1816 Sampson Co NC – 9 Aug 1895 Ft Drum FL
married Columbia Co FL 21 March 1833 Ephraim Morgan
i. Seletal Morgan ca 1835 –
ii. Malinda Morgan ca 1836 –
iii. Delila Morgan ca 1838 –
iv. Mary Morgan ca 1840 –
v. William F Morgan 1841 –
vi. Elmira Morgan 13 Dec 1843 –
vii. Fatima Morgan 6 August 1845 –
viii. Ephraim Morgan 3 July 1847 –
ix. Henrietta Morgan 9 Feb 1849 –
x. Washington Morgan 10 April 1851 –
xi. Joanna Josephine Morgan 6 Mar 1853 –
xii. John O Morgan 23 April 1855 –
xiii. James Morgan 8 June 1858 –
3. John Parker 16 Oct 1818 Sampson Co NC – 10 Nov 1881 Ft Meade FL
married Columbia Co FL 12 Dec 1839 Jane Elizabeth [Smiley] Hooker
4. William Parker ca 1821 Sampson Co NC – 14 June 1856 Ft Meade FL
5. Streaty Parker 17 Mat 1823 Sampson Co NC – 2 Oct 1884 Bartow FL
6. Henry L Parker 15 April 1832 Columbia Co FL – 13 March 1908 Ft Drum FL

This sketch is based on abstracted records of Edgecombe, Bertie, Hertford, and Chowan Counties plus some films of the original estate records of Bertie and Hertford, And also, the work of James E Morgan Jr. plus additional notes of William LaMartin and Carroll Clark

2 thoughts on “Ivy Rachel Sessoms & John Parker”

  1. I’m researching Ralph Regan Parker. I find it interesting how his purchase of two slaves is omitted from his story on most people’s research. I’m trying to figure out who they were and what happened to them. They were purchased about 1858 in Vicksburg, Warren, Mississippi with two oxen before the family continued on their way to Texas.

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