Preservation and Celebration of the Parker Family History & Genealogy
I am the other Family Group 5 from MS. Aaron Parker born ~1770, died 1833. Married Tabitha Raborn (1772-1856), first found in Mississippi by 1814 in Lawrence and Amite County .
DNA of Elder John Parker makes me question who the Aaron Parker below was?
Deed Book C, page 436 "Deed from State of Tennessee to Aaron Parker, Assignee of John Parker. No. 2865. By virtue of part of Certificate No. 307, dated the 20th day of August 1807, obtained by John Parker, and entered on the 28th day of August 1807, by No. 180, we have granted to Aaron Parker, assignee of John Parker, a tract of land containing 39 acres, and lying on the waters of Parker’s fork of Turnbull Creek. Surveyed the 24th day of September 1808 by John Davis, including his improvement nearly in the center.
Aaron PARKER, Daniel Sr, Jr, Ruth, Sary Sr, Jr, Nancy, Moses, 1806 Dickson Co TN Baptist Church. other names John and Hannah PARKER. All names listed are PARKERS. Year of 1806?
I can offer strong evidence that Elder John Parker was not the son of Nathaniel Parker of Hampshire Co., VA/WV and later Sumner Co., TN.
The Ohio State Archives holds a typed transcript of a 33-page letter written by Thomas Scott (Call # VFM 2599), one of the first supreme court justices of Ohio, wherein he discusses his family history in great detail. He wrote the letter to his children on 31 Oct 1851 on the occasion of his 79th birthday.
In the letter he relates that he was born at Oldtown, (present) Allegany County, Maryland, on 31 Oct 1772, the son of John Scott and Sarah Chenoweth. Thomas writes of his grandparents Thomas Scott and Susannah Watson and all their descendants known to him.
On pages 8-9 of the letter, he writes:
"My father's sister Elizabeth, intermarried with Mr. Nathaniel Parker. He owned a beautiful well-kept cultivated farm and mills, two or three miles above the town of Frankfort on Patterson's creek, in Hampshire County, Virginia. He was a man of more than ordinary industry, economy and enterprise, and owned considerable wealth. My aunt had three daughters and seven sons by him, namely, Susannah, Elizabeth and Polly, John, Thomas, Richard, Aaron, Robert[,] Isaac and Nathaniel. Susannah intermarried with Charles Buler. More than sixty years since they removed and settled at Maristick a few miles from Louisville Kentucky. They had several children, but are both now deceased. Neither the names nor the places of their descendants are to me known. Elizabeth intermarried with Col. Michael Collyer [sic] and John with Miss Sally Collier, grand-son and grand-daughter of old Col. Thomas Cresap. These two families many years since removed and settled in Shelby County, Kentucky. After the decease of my aunt, Mr. Parker with the residue of his sons and daughters, their families removed to the state of Tennessee, where he intermarried with the widow of Col. Bledsoe deceased, but report says they did not live happily together."
Thomas Scott knew these families and lived near them in his youth, and public records support his statements in other matters regarding family ties mentioned above and throughout the letter. Unless Elder John married Sally Collier and moved to Shelby Co., KY, then he is not the son of Nathaniel Parker of Hampshire Co., VA.
Scott also mentions that his father's half-sister Polly Dobson, daughter of William Dobson and his grandmother Susannah (Watson) (Scott) Dobson, married Aaron Parker "by whom she had three sons, William, Thomas, and Nathaniel." Scott also mentions he had not heard from any of the Parkers in "nearly sixty years" except "William Parker who called to see me many years since."