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The Parkers of Taylor's Mountain, Thaxton, VA


The Parkers of Taylor's Mountain, Thaxton, VA

I am descended from Moses Parker, born in Bedford County, Virginia about 1784, and Sarah Markham. Moses' mother was Mary Parker, born about 1750.  My Parker line comes from the Taylor's Mountain area in Thaxton, Virginia.

Location: Thaxton, Virginia
Members: 9
Latest Activity: Aug 6, 2013

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Comment by Cindy Neely on June 29, 2011 at 9:08pm
Hi Karen. Welcome to my Taylor's Mountain group!!!
Comment by Karen Booth on June 29, 2011 at 8:53pm
Glad to be in company of the Parker Family.
Comment by Sandra J. Fulton on June 15, 2011 at 10:35pm

Yeah, I know that black hole.. I visit quiet frequently..


Would love to chat with you..  "" will get it here.

Havea great evening.. I am off to be d also..


Comment by Cindy Neely on June 15, 2011 at 10:29pm
Sandy...Lol, your the rest of your message is out in the black hole with the rest of mine, too!  Here's my email address:  It's way past my bedtime, so send me your email address and I'll email you tomorrow. I live in Thaxton but I work in Roanoke. Maybe we can "holla" at each other one evening when I get off work. Have a great night.  Cousin Cindy
Comment by Sandra J. Fulton on June 15, 2011 at 10:21pm

Hi Lady.. thanks for responding..


Cind,y I was sending a long explanation of what I knew about Mary.. pretty much the same thing... and then this thing went flying somewhere..

I live in Roanoke, where do you live.. can we chat by ground line? or other e-mail addy?  this thing dosen't like this format..


Thanks for writing.. Hope to hear from you soon.


Comment by Cindy Neely on June 15, 2011 at 10:03pm
Hi Sandra, you are my new found cousin!!!!  lol   What I have found is that Mary Parker was with a man named James Orrey and that they were not married. She then married a man named Dominic Welch. I was given a copy of their marriage license last year.  I'll post it here when I get a chance. I have a book from the Bedford Museum that mentions Mary Parker and this is what the book says, "This cemetery, #836, Welch/Taylor cemetery 717 & 692, in the Bedford Geological society listing, is located in the center of the 102 1/2 acre tract which was the home tract of Mary Parker Welch and later her daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and John D. Carter. It was probably started in the 1820s or 1840s and is most likely the resting place for the following persons: Mary Parker Welch, Moses Parker, Sarah M. Parker, John D. Carter, Sarah W. Carter."  State route 717 (Murray Hollow Road)goes up into Taylor's Mountain.  I have visited lots of cemeteries up on Taylor's Mountain but I haven't found this one yet.
Comment by Sandra J. Fulton on June 15, 2011 at 4:54pm


I am still looking for the parents of Mary Parker, and the father of her son(s)

Moses, Aaron and James. I am down the line from James.

I understand that Mary is buried on Taylor Mountain.. does anyone know the exact cemetery.

Happy June day to you...


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