Preservation and Celebration of the Parker Family History & Genealogy
Elisha Parker, a Quaker, was the father of Clarkey Parker, who married Thomas Henby (my line).
Elisha Parker was b. say 1725. He married say 1753, Elizabeth _______. There is an early DAR application that showed her as Elizabeth Peele, daughter of Robert & Elizabeth Peele. Robert Peele was b. Nasemond County, Virginia d. Rich Square, Northamp-ton County NC. This line has since been red-lined, with the comment that Robert’s will names his daughter as Elizabeth Bryant. (Elizabeth Peele m. Arthur Bryant Sep 1753.) Elizabeth is my direct matrilineal line.
In 1776, Elisha Parker and Elizabeth Parker signed the marriage certificate of Keziah Bogue and Levi Munden, who were married at Sutton’s Creek Meeting House. In the third column, Elizabeth Parker’s name appears below the bride’s, among the Bogues. [Byorkman, pages 74-75.]
Elisha Parker died sometime after 17 Nov 1804 when he, Elizabeth and son Nathan were granted certificates from Piney Grove MM to Contentney MM. Elizabeth was received at Contentnea 8 Dec 1804; the men’s meeting minutes prior to 1814 have been lost.
UPDATE 2/10/2012: On Family Search.org North Carolina Probate 1735-1970 Wayne County, Wills, inventories & settlements 1796-1807 vol 3, images 270-272 is the account of the sale of the estate of Elisha Parker, decd. Sixth of the twelfth month, 1806. Isaac Parker, Administrator. Purchasers are Isaac Parker, Nathan/Nathaniel Parker, Jesse Parker (all sons of Elisha Parker), Luke Woodward (husband of Sarah Parker), Isaac Woodward (oldest son of Luke and Sarah, m. Mary Morris) and Jonathan Woodward, Elisha Coleman (Mary Parker's husband), Cornelius Outland (possibly related to Sarah/Sally Outland, wife of Nathan?), Thomas, Arthur & Stephen Cook (Elizabeth Parker married a Cook out of unity, so did Elisha's granddaughter Sarah Henby, who married William Cook – my line. Thomas Cook was William's father, his mother was Jane Hollowell) Ichabod Boswell (in 1761, Elisha Parker witnessed the will of an Ichabod Boswell, as did John Henby probably an ancestor of Clarkey Parker’s husband Thomas Henby; there are numerous land transactions involving or witnessed by the Boswells and the Henbys in Perquimans) and Benjamin Boswell , Jeremiah Morris (poss related to Mary Morris, wife of grandson Isaac Woodward), Silas Hollowell (possibly a connection of Jane Hollowell), and Stephen Folsom. It appears that there may also be a "post inventory" for this estate (see image 318, which seems to be an index.)
Elisha Parker and his wife, Elizabeth, had children:
Clarkey Parker b. 8 Nov 1754 [Hinshaw vol 1 page 113 Pasquotank MM] who m. Thomas Henby, 1773 [Hinshaw vol 1 page 66 Perquimans MM]. Thomas Henby will: 10th day of 10th month 1807 will of Thomas Henby of Perquimans County. Beloved wife Clerky. Sons Silvanus, Thomas, Elisha, John, Nathan. Seven youngest daughters: Abigail Miriam Peninah Sarah Mary Hannah Pharaba & Clerky Henby [there are 8?? Or is it Abigail Munden?] son John and friend George Bundy executors, witnesses Silas and Josiah Haskitt. [Family Search North Carolina Probate Records, 1735 – 1970, Perquimans, Wills 1793 -1817 vol E image 299 – 300 of 498. This is Will Book E pages 294 -295 in original] Thomas d. 13 Oct 1807 [Hinshaw vol 1 page 184 Suttons Creek MM.]
Peninah Parker b. 23 Aug 1756 [Hinshaw vol 1 page 113 Pasquotank MM] “dtr Elisha, Wayne Co.” m. Jesse Hall, son of Joseph of Edgecomb Co in 1799 [Hinshaw vol 1 p 319 Contentnea MM]( They went to Concord MM 1802 see Hinshaw vol 4 p 148]
Elizabeth Parker b 6 Nov 1759 [Hinshaw vol 1 page 113 Pasquotank MM] who married out of unity GNU Cook, in 1780 [Hinshaw vol 1 page 314 Contentnea MM
Sarah Parker b 5 Nov 1751 [Hinshaw vol 1 page 113 Pasquotank MM] “dtr of Elisha, province of N.C” m. Luke Woodard, son of Thomas in 1782 [Hinshaw vol 1 page 314 & 319Contentnea MM]
(possibly) Isaac Parker (1764) who m. Elizabeth Albertson in 1789. On 3 Dec 1788 Isaac Parker produced a certificate from Great Contentnea MM at Perquimans MM…on 1 Jan 1789 Isaac Parker reported marriage to Elizabeth Albertson [Hinshaw vol 1 page 66]; 14 Apr 1821 Isaac Sr., Elizabeth and dtr Zilpha granted certificates to Blue River MM, Indiana [Hinshaw vol 1 page 314 Contentnea MM]
Note: Isaac seems to fit into this family, however I have not found a record that specifically names him as the son of Elisha and Elizabeth. In 1788, Elisha Parker and 6 of children – not named – were granted a certificate from Perquimans MM to Dobbs County (so Contentnea MM, Wayne County.) [Hinshaw vol 1 page 66.] This would be helpful if we had birthdates for any of the children after the first four daughters. I have followed the dates chosen by another researcher for the children after Sarah, which seem to be good estimates based on date of marriage or birth of spouse. However it seems that some of the children of this family married later in life (Peninah at 43, who had 3 children, and apparently Nathan who married at 45 and had a large family with a younger wife.) More info needed to figure this out, and even then, where is Elizabeth, did she move on a separate certificate not noted, and was Peninah possibly with her?
2/10/2013 Update: See above, fourth paragraph of blog. Isaac Parker administered the estate sale of Elisha Parker, which suggests that he was Elisha’s oldest son.
Mary Parker (about 1771) “dtr Elisha, Wayne Co.,” m. Elijah Coleman [Hinshaw vol 1 page 314 Contentnea MM], son of Theophilus, deceased in 1791 [Hinshaw vol 1 page 301 Contentnea MM]
Jesse Parker (about 1772) “s of Elisha, Wayne County” m. Ann Horn in 1794 [Hinshaw vol 1 page 314] he died 1843, she b 1772 died 1836 both buried Alba [Dorrel, Hamm, Heiss vol 2 page 184]
Thomas Parker (1778) “s of Elisha and Elizabeth of Richmond Co., NC” m. Anna Peele, dtr of Pasco and Tabbitha of Richmond Co, N.C. 3 Mar 1803 [Hinshaw vol 1 page 1071 Piney Grove MM] They were granted certificate to White Water MM 19 Mar 1814. [Dorrel, Hamm, Heiss vol 1 page 119]
Nathan Parker (b about 1785? According to Dorrel, Hamm, Heiss vol 2 page 185, born 15 Nov 1772) went to Rich Square 8 Nov 1817 to [Hinshaw vol 1 page 314, page 251] m. Sarah / Sally Outland b/ 20 Jun 1792 (see further records at New Garden MM, Springfield MM both IN)
Elisha & Elizabeth Parker timeline:
(Pasquotank MM) 8 Nov 1754 Clarke(dt) born -
23 Aug 1756 Peninah born
6 Nov 1759 Elizabeth born
3 Sep 1761 Elizabeth rqcuc
5 Nov 1761 Sarah born
17 Oct 1770 Elisha rqct Perquimans MM
(Perquimans MM) 7 Apr 1771 Elisha rec in mbrp by written request from Pasquatonk
1 Sep 1773 Clarley rmt Thomas Henby
4 Feb 1778 Elisha of Old Neck (one of the Perquimans’ County meetings) and 6 of his ch gct MM in Dobbs Co.
(Contentnea MM*) 14 Oct 1780 Elizabeth Cook (formerly Parker) dis mou
Wayne County 17 Mar 1782 Sarah, dt Elisha, Prov of N.C. m. Luke Woodard at Contentnea
(Perquimans MM) 3 De-c 1788 Isaac prcf Contentney MM, to m.
Perquimans County 7 Jan 1789 Isaac rmt Elisabeth Albertson
6 May 1789 Elisabeth rqct Contentney MM
(Contentnea MM) 13 Jan 1791 Mary, dt Elisha, Wayne Co., m. Elijah Coleman nr. Turner’s Swp
Wayne County 9 Feb 1794 Jesse, s Elisha, Wayne Co., m. Ann Horn at Contentnea
17 Oct 1799 Peninah, dt Elisha, Wayne Co., m. Jesse Hall at Turner’s Swamp
11 Mar 1801 Elizabeth gct Deep River MM
(Deep River MM) 5 Oct 1801 Elisha rocf Contentney MM dated 14 Mar 1801
Thomas rocf Contentney MM date 14 Mar 1801
Elizabeth rocf Contentney MM dated 14 Aug 1801
1 Feb 1802 Cert rec for Nathan from Contentney MM dated 5 Mar 1801; endorsed to Piney Grove MM
(Piney Grove MM) 20 Feb 1802 Nathan rocf Deep River NC dated 10 Oct
3 Mar 1803 Thomas, s of Elisha & Elizabeth, Richmond Co. N.C. , m Anna Peele, dtr of [Isaac] Passco & Tabitha Peele [grandson of Robert Peele]
17 Nov 1804 Elisha gct Contentney MM
17 Nov 1804 Elizabeth gct Contentney MM
17 Nov 1804 Nathan, s Elisha, gct Contentney MM
(Contentnea MM*) 6 Dec 1804 Elizabeth rocf Piney Grove MM
(Piney Grove MM) 19 Mar 1814 Thomas & Fam gct White Water MM [Indiana]
(Contentnea MM) 1815 -1816 Children of Isaac & Elizabeth marry
(Rich Square MM) 15 Nov 1817 Nathan prcf Contentney MM
17 Jan 1818 Nathan rmt Sarah Outland
(Contentnea MM) 11 Jul 1818 Sarah rocf Rich Square MM dated 16 May 1818
1818 Children of Jesse & Ann marry
1819-1826 Children and grandchildren gct Lick Creek MM, White Water MM, Blue River MM, and New Garden MM, all in Indiana
(New Garden MM IN) 24 Sep 1843 Jessee son of Elisha & Elizabeth d., bur Alba
19 Feb 1836 Anna b. 1/1772, dt/o Thomas Horn d., bur Alba
*The Contentnea meeting minutes are not intact; the men’s meeting minutes are missing before 1804.