Name: James Sr. PARKER
Birth: 1780 in North Carolina
Death: 10 SEP 1846 in Screven County,GA.
BIOGRAPHY: By tradition James Parker had 22 children. The names of the other 4 are not know; they presumably died young. One source said that he was married twice and the first 6 children were by the first wife, however, the birth dates are after their date of his (second?) marriage. James Parker, his son James Parker, Jr. and three other couples organized the Little Horse Creek Church in 1833. Annals of Effingham County Records: James Parker, Jr., Thomas Parker and John Parker are direct ancestors of John Wesley Parker (1878-1948) and Carrie Freeman (1885-1963) ?
Change Date: 15 MAR 2004 at 23:59:43
Sassers and Parkers Burke Co Library Page 35.
James Parker Sr was born in N.C. between 1780 and 1790. Pers were in the Midway area as early as 1756. 1794 Levi and Hubbard Parker. Land records between 1799 and 1815 shows that Gabriel, Eli, and Caleb Parker was living in the county so these would most probably be the families to check backwards for. Elizabeth Sasser married James Parker Sr. She died in 1850. She was born probably between 1790 and 1800. Her will was dated Jan 24, 1848 and left all of her estate to her two youngest children: Henry & Betty Parker which probably meant that the older children of James Parker Sr were not her own. Should they die young the items should go to Hardy C Parker and daughters clarisy Waters, Eliza Kea, Gemima Newton, Tabitha Griner, Mary Ann Lee and Jane griner. This will was recorded Nov 15, 1848 so it is assumed that her death was near that time.
James Parker Sr., home had a red clay floor and stood for many years after he had died. James Parker Sr. lost 3 children after his death and before his will was probated.
Elizabeth Sasser b 1790-1800 in Ga., d ca 1848 in Screven Cty m 1810 or 1820 to James Parker Sr. b 1780-1790 in NC d 10 Sept 1843 in Screven County. Children that appear by first marriage: James Jr, John, Catherine, Thomas Lemuel, Mathew. Children by Second marriage: Clarisa, Gemima, Tabitha, Jane, Hardy C., Mary Ann, Eliza, Henry, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Sarah, Cinthey. Tradition is that James fathered 22 children of these children there were four sets of twins.
Elizabeth SASSER PARKER b: 1790
- James Jr. PARKER b: 25 DEC 1811
- John PARKER b: Cal 1812
- Catherine PARKER b: Cal 1813
- Thomas PARKER b: 28 APR 1814
- Lemuel PARKER b: 15 DEC 1817
- Matthew PARKER b: 1819
- Clarissa PARKER b: 2 JAN 1822
- Gemima PARKER b: 16 MAR 1823
- Tabitha PARKER b: 9 JUN 1824
- Jane PARKER b: 17 APR 1825
- Hardy C. PARKER b: 17 APR 1825
- Mary Ann PARKER b: 24 AUG 1826
- Eliza PARKER b: Cal 1829
- Henry PARKER b: 19 SEP 1833
- Elizabeth PARKER b: Cal 1834
- Benjamin PARKER
- Sarah PARKER
- Cinthey PARKER