For yDNA related Parkers identified by the Dennis West DNA project as family #7, Researching the descendants of William Parker born 1604 in England died in Nansemond County, Virginia. Some of his descendants stayed in VA and others moved first to North Carolina and today are living all over the USA.FG#7 members are the descendants and researchers of Mills, Benjamin,John Willie,Elisha, John Wesley,Francis,Jesse, James, Isaac,Noah , Daniel Parker, Richard Parker I and many more as our Parker families have their yDNA tested.
Richard Parker III was living in Chowan Co., NC in 1729 but he did not move to NC, In 1728 VA and NC agree to have the diving line between the two states resurveyed as there was a big dispute between the two states as to where the border was located . After the line was run Richard Parker III now lived just over the border in NC and he now has land in both states.
Gates County was a part of an area originally called “Albemarle”, named for George, Duke of Albemarle. Later, what is now Gates County was split into three separate entities: Hertford, Chowan, and Perquimans counties. Most of the land within the present boundaries was considered to be Nansemond County, VA, until 1728, when William Byrd had surveyed the “dividing line” between Virginia and North Carolina.