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Chowan, Perquimans, Northampton, Anson Counties, North Carolina Parkers


Chowan, Perquimans, Northampton, Anson Counties, North Carolina Parkers

This is a group for those whose Parker ancestors were, or are living in these North Carolina Counties.

Members: 44
Latest Activity: Sep 15, 2013

Discussion Forum

Bertie County Parkers 3 Replies

Started by Donna Shumate. Last reply by Raymond Lee Britt Sep 1, 2013.

Duplin County, NC Parkers 5 Replies

Started by David Parker. Last reply by Amy Parker Ruffin Aug 19, 2013.

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Comment by Raymond Lee Britt on September 15, 2013 at 8:22am

Hello fellow Parkers,

My name is Raymond L. Britt, and I am a great grandson of Sarah Jane "Sallie" Parker.  Sallie as she was preferred to be called, was the fourth great grand daughter of one Thomas Parker, born 1695 and died before 4 June 1761.  His wife's name was Rachael Wilkinson, born 1705 and died before 4 June 1761.

This Parker and family was from the Isle of Wight County, Virginia, so probably was an immigrant, or either the first born Parker generation of America.

Does any one have a DNA match for this Thomas Parker, and if so, what group, please.  And second question, where may I contact a group leader for the DNA information?

This Thomas Parker had a son by name of Thomas Parker Jr., born about 1727 and died Abt 3 Jul 1788, as information I have obtained.

Hope this information assists others, as others will assist me, also.

Thanks for your help!

Sgt Raymond L. Britt, USMC


Any information and help will be appreciated.

Comment by Donna Greene Kaiser on July 31, 2013 at 9:29pm

I am descended form Ephriam Parker of Perquimans County, North Carolina who married "Margret Brinkly in Perquimans  County, and later moved to Portsmouth, Virginia, where he died in 1868.  He was the son of of WilKenson Moor and William Parker, who married in 1792, in Gates County, N.C.   Ephriam was born in 1799.  William must have died before 1800 because he is not in any 1800 census, nor is "Winky" after 1800.

I know nothing of Margaret Brinkly, her family, her death or burial.  I know nothing of Wilkenson Moor, her family, her life, her family, her death or burial.  Did William have siblings?  This is a very illusive family!  I have searched for years.  Can someone in this group help me.  Joe Parker is also researching this family!

I would be most appreciative of any help or suggestions!  If you need any more information, please let me know.  There is other info on a previous query.

Donna Greene Kaiser {Mrs. Robert E.)

Comment by Andrew Wells on June 10, 2013 at 9:54pm

For Amelia,

I think I may actually have what you're looking for, if Lemuel Parker was of Edgecombe County.  I know that Jonas Parker c1750-1808 and Zilphia Wells 1761-1835 had a son Lemuel.  Here is Jonas will from Edgecombe Co. Will Abstracts 1793-1823 Vol 11 by David Gammon:

Jonas Parker 18 Feb 1807 May ct 1808 wife Zilphia Parker - lend the plantation I bought of William Patton, with reversion to my daughters Betsey Parker, Patsey Parker and Charlotte Parker.  I lend the use of the land to my wife to school and raise my children until my three sons come to the age of twenty-one, and then my son James Parker the land I bought of James Irwin, my son Lamuel (Samuel?) Parker to land I bought of Zack Hackney, and my son John Parker the land where I now live, all when they are twenty-one.  Son Willis Parker - Negro Jack. Daughter Olive Bell - Negro Mary already in her possession.  Daughter Susanna Parker - Negro Rachal and a bed when she is eighteen or marries.  Son James Parker - Negro Little Jacob when he is twenty-one.  Son Lamuel - Negro Sam when he comes of age. Son John - Negro Dave when he comes of age.  Daughter Betsey - Negro Phillis. Daughter Patsey - Negro Zade  Daughter Charlotte - Negro Luce.  Wife - lend all remaining Negroes, including Linder, Jerry, Miles, Patience, Ben, Big Jake, Little Jerry, Diner and George.  Remaining property loaned to my wife for her lifetime with reversion to my children Olive Bell, Willis Parker, James Parker, Susanna Parker, Lamuel Parker, John Parker, Betsey Parker, Patsey Parker and Charlotte Parker. Ex. Lamuel Parker of Northampton, wife, Willis ParkerWit. James Champion, Thomas Hackney

Comment by Amelia J. Hall on June 10, 2013 at 11:23am

It has been a long time since I have been on this site. However, After 8 yrs. on Parker line and traveling to NC, I am still missing a piece of my Parker line. My Parkers direct line never left NC but maybe some of their counter parts did?   Gabrella Parker Tynes is g-grandmother. Father: James R. Parker m. Ellen E. Harrell, His father Lemuel Parker Jr. m Elizabeth Betsey Peele. Lemuel Parker Sr. d. 1850.  Can any one  take this back to Sr's. Father.

Amelia Tynes-Floyd Hall        tynes-floyd-parker-Harrell-cox-bazmore-peele- and more.

Comment by Forest Hazel on February 22, 2013 at 4:54pm

Can anyone advise directions to the old Nathan G. Parker graveyard on Indian Neck Rd, in Gates County, and also, where was the homeplace in relation to the graveyard?



Comment by Forest Hazel on February 15, 2013 at 9:43am

Would ayone happen to know if an actual survey/plat was done for the dividion of the Nathan Parker land ca. 1909 in the Indian Neck area of Gates County?  It would be most helpful as I am trying to place exactly where his land was on between Indian neck Road and Bennetts Creek



Comment by Jan Pranger on February 9, 2013 at 9:56pm

I'm researching Elisha Parker, a Quaker, who married Elizabeth _______, and whose first (?) child, a daughter named Clarkey Parker b. 8 Nov 1754 recorded Pasquotank MM reported her married to Thomas Henby 1 Sep 1773, Perquimans MM.  Clarkey and Thomas raised their family in Perquimans Co.  Around 1778-1780, Elisha and ELizabeth moved to Dobbs County/ Wayne County and to the Contentnea Monthly Meeting where many of their other childrens' marriages are recorded.  After most of their children were settled, Elisha and Elizabeth moved south and by around 1802 were early members of the Piney Woods MM, Marlboro Co, SC, although they were living in Richmond County NC at the time. About 1804, they moved back to Wayne County... no further record of Elisha and Elizabeth Parker after that.  Am interesting in whether there might be a connection to other Elisha Parkers in Chowan and Northampton counties.

Thank you!


Comment by Gail Parker Benson on May 19, 2012 at 10:09am

I'm researching my father's family.  My leads are taking me to the Burnsville District area in Anson County, N.C.  I think my Parker's moved there in the mid to late 1700's.  I would like to join the Anson County group.  How do I go about this?  Gail Parker Benson

Comment by Raymond Parker Fouts on November 27, 2010 at 11:51am
I am pleased to announce that Following The Land A Genealogical History of Some of the PARKERs of Nansemond County, Virginia, And Chowan/Hertford/Gates Counties, North Carolina 1604-2004, © 2005 is available once again. It has been out of print for several months.
For those who do not have their own copy, a short description may be in order. It is the product of 32 years of research and collection of a wide variety of source materials concerning the Parker families in the above counties and states. There are numerous references to these families, on the internet and in printed materials. Most of those seem to lack reliable documentation and are not used here.
The only Internet sources used here are digital images of the original documents. Deeds, wills, estate records and other documents referred to in the text as” transcribed here in full,” are verbatim transcriptions, either from xerographic copies, or microform images of original documents. All sources are footnoted. Secondary sources are restricted to those most trusted by the author. Some very old “Parker myths” about women, such as Elizabeth Bailey, Mary Farlee and Jean “Early Evans”, are disproved.
Several plat maps depict Virginia Land Patents within Nansemond, Chowan, Gates and Perquimans Counties, as well as some divisions of land within Gates County. The 1799 survey map of Chowan, by Jonathan Price, is also included.
This book contains 286 pages, an every-name, Female given name and location indexes.
It may be ordered from for $25.00 with free shipping
Comment by Kathy Hill Chapman on April 11, 2009 at 1:41pm

I am descended from Caleb Parker's son William J Parker of Lee and Sumter county Georgia. I found this in Bess Vaughn Clark's "Twiggs County Georgia Records: A Reconstructed heritage." History of Twiggs County

James Rowe Coombs Memoirs 1867-1872 at Washington memorial Library, Macon, Ga

Chapter 3, 1826

Twiggs County Georgia Records: A Reconstructed Heritage by Bess Vaughn Clark

Original source "James Rowe Coombs Memoirs 1867-1872" at Washington Memorial Library, Macon, Ga

Chapter 3, 1826

"In Georgia -first year

After many bufferings of a troublous nature, we arrived at a settlement of our old Carolina friends on Gum Swamp in Twiggs county. In August, my father with William P Gilbert and Elijah Small, two neighbors, decided to go through the new country of Georgia then occupied by Indians in the part west of the Ocmulgee river and explore the territory of Florida with the intention of moving there. During their travels they called upon an old Carolina neighbor, Gabriel Parker, at Pindertown, then Lee county, who had settled among the Indians many years before to traffic in various "Yankee Notions". Mr Parker was a hatter. They arrived at the time the Indians were celebrating their Green corn festival and he goes on to give an interesting description of the festival."

From "The North Carolina Booklet" published in 1916 by the DAR, online at Google Books,M1

(Has info on the Lenoir county Parkers and especially the hatter, Gabriel Parker who was assumed by the author to die before 1790, since there was no record in NC.)

"Jan. 5, 1799. Gabriel Parker of Lenoir, Hatter to Stephen Hearing, Lenoir, 190 pounds, 256 acres, in Lenoir, ES Big Swamp and both sides of Bug Marsh Branch, part of patten of 316 acres granted to Zenas Parker by patten bearing date the 16 Dec 1769, conveyed by Zenas Parker, dec by his last Will and Testament, bearing date August 1779. WIT Zach Davis, John Parker. Proved on oath of Zachariah Davis S. Bright Clerk. Enrolled Register's Office of Lenoir in Liber B page 59 on 13 March 1799.

It is thought that Gabriel Parker lived near the line of Duplin and Lenoir and was considered very prosperous. He was a slave holder and made silk harts and even at a recent date there were some of his hat models at the home of granddaughter, Mary Parker Miller. He served in the War of the Revolution and was wounded in the thigh in an engagement with the British at Burn Coat Bridge near Sarecta, Duplin County. He was not listed on the Census of 1790 as the head of family unless he is the Gabriel Parker listed in Johnston County. A copy of Captain Richard Piece';s list from the General Muster on October 4 ?? 1766, give the names Gabriel Parker, Martha Parker (sic)

The census of 1790 of Dobbs County, now Lenoir names the following heads of families – John Parker, Sr, John Parker, Jr., Joseph Parker, Lydia Parker and Sarah Parker.

Gabriel is known to have had three children: John, Gabriel and a daughter. Gabriel and the daughter died without issue. The son Parker died intestate in Lee County, Georgia, May 14, 1834. His inventory taken by Owen Jenkins, James Gay, William Tyson and Mitchael King amounted to $39,744. The entire estate was heired by his brother, John."

I assume this is the same Gabriel Parker found in the 1830 Lee county census, age 60-70 living alone, with 39 slaves. There is also a John P Parker in the county age 50-60, no slaves.

Kathy Hill Chapman

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