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  • ID: I0308
  • Name: Elisha PARKE
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 30 NOV 1774 in Connecticut
  • Death: 27 JAN 1858 in Watertown, Washington County, Ohio
  • Burial: Radecker Cemetery, Washington County, Ohio
  • Event: Migrated 1817 From Onieda County, NY to Washington County, OH
  • Event: Nickname Elisha's middle name could of been "Almon". Elisha had a couple of grandchildren and great-grandchildren with the name of "Elisha Almon" or "Almon Elisha".
  • Event: Relationship 5th Gr. Grandfather of Debbie Noland Nitsche
  • Reference Number: 308
  • Note:
    On page 463 of the book, OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE CHAPTER XXXVII. THE TOWN OF LEE. (Published in 1896) states the following:

    "There were other lands in what is now Lee, known as the 6,000 acre tract in township No. 1, afterwards known as Fish Creek Settlement, and a part of the 4,000 acre tract, in township No. 2, were sold to Daniel C. White, John W. Bloomfield, John Hall, George Huntington and others.

    Some of the early settlers on the 6,000 acre tract were Charles Afford and John, his son; Ephraim Pease, and Arvin B., his son; Elam Pease; Jotham Worden; Jesse sexton and his sons, Freeman and Gideon B.; James Eames and his sons, Simeon N., Lewis, George and Daniel; George Cornish, with his sons, Hosea and George; Asahel Castle and his sons, John J. and others; Roswell Spinning, the son of Benjamin Spinning; JOSEPH PARK and his son JOSEPH, JR; DANIEL PARK, and the sons of JACOB PARK, ELISHA, ABIJAH, and WILLIAM; Oliver Armstrong, father of Wheeler, Jesse, Enoch and Earl; Deacon Samuel Wright and his wife Vienna, and his sons, William B., Arunah, Eben and Samuel, jr., and his nine daughters, originally from Connecticut, settled on this tract; James Wood and his sons, Amasa and Nathaniel; Ephraim J.H. Curtis; Apollos King; William Taft with his sons, Paul and Says, who first settled near Luther Miller, on land afterwards owned by Adonijah Barnard, where George Sheldon afterwards resided; and many others settled on the 6,000 acre tract."



    The following PARKE names appears as being Freeholders of the Town of Lee, Oneida Co., NY and qualified to serve as Jurors
    Park, Abijah (1812, 1815, July 16, 1817 He was disqualified on July 5, 1820) (probably because he was in Ohio]
    Parke, Dan S. (1812)
    Parke, Elisha (1812, 1815 and July 1, 1816. He was disqualified on July 16, 1817) [probably because he was in Ohio]
    Parke, Henry (July 5, 1820)
    Parke, Joseph Jr. (July 16, 1817)
    Parke, William (June 29, 1813 and July 16, 1817)
    NOTE: This tells me that Elisha was most likely disqualified in 1817 because he migrated to Washington County, Ohio. Abijah was still in Onieda Co. in 1817 but disqualified in 1820 because he followed his brother Elisha to Washington County, Ohio
    Abijah was in Ohio during the 1820 census, but was back in Oneida Co., NY by 1830.



    The following names appear in the Tax Assement Records for the Town of Lee, Oneida Co., NY:
    Parke, Abijah (Years of 1812, 1814, 1815)
    Parke, Dan S. (Years of 1812, 1814)
    Parke, Elisha (Years of 1812, 1813, 1814, 1815, 1816)
    Parke, Joseph (s/o Joseph Sr.) (Years of 1813, 1814, 1815, 1816)
    Parke, William (Years of 1814, 1815, 1816, 1852 thru 1858)
    Parke, Harvey (Years of 1852 thru 1858)
    Park, Dewitt Clinton (Years of 1881 thru 1887)
    Parke, Mrs. D.C. (w/o Dewitt) (Year of 1888)
    Parke, George (s/o William) (Years of 1886 thru 1888)
    Park, William A. (Years of 1880 thru 1888)



    1800 Census - [Western] Oneida Co., NY (No township listed)
    Elisha PARKES
    Males: 2 under 10 yrs; 1 26-44 yrs.
    Females: 1 16-25 yrs.
    NOTE: The 2 males under 10 yrs. are Robert & Salmon


    Owners of Land - Town of Lee, Oneida Co., New York 1814
    Parks, Abijah, Parks, Daniel S., Parks, Elisha, Parks, Joseph, Parks, Joseph Jr.



    Migrated from Oneida Co., NY. to Washington Co., Ohio between April and December of 1817. (See notes for Elisha's son, Robert B. Parke)




    1820 Census Wooster Twp.; Washington County, Ohio
    Elisha PARKE
    Males 10-16: 1........Males 16-18: 1........Males 16-26: 3.......Males 45+: 1
    Females Under 10: 3........Females 10-16: 2........Females 26-45: 2



    1830 Census Union Twp., Washington Co., Ohio
    Elisha PARKE
    Males: 1 15-20 yrs.......... 1 20-30 yrs.......... 1 50-60 yrs.
    Females: 1 10-15 yrs........... 2 15-20 yrs............ 1 50-60 yrs.



    1838 WASHINGTON COUNTY, OHIO TREASURES DUPLICATE TAX BOOK
    ====ELISHA PARKE of Union Township
    Lot 31, Range 9, Twp 3, Sec 28, 75 acres, Value 61 cents
    Lot 29, Range 9, Twp 3, Sec 27, 100 acres, Value 24 cents
    Lot 35, Range 9, Twp 3, Sec 28, 100 acres } Value
    Lot 30, Range 9, Twp 3, Sec 28, 135 acres } $1.01
    Lot 34, Range 9, Twp 3, Sec 27, 100 acres, Value 28 cents
    Lot 19, Range 9, Twp 3, Sec. 21, 100 acres, Value 28 cents
    Lot 24 , Range 9, Twp 3, Sec. 27, 100 acres, Value 28 cents



    1840 Census Union Twp. Washington Co., Oho
    Elisha PARKS
    Males: 1 10-15 yrs...... 1 15-20 yrs..... 1 20-30 yrs..... 1 30-40 yrs...... 1 60-70 yrs.
    Females: 1 under 5 yrs...... 3 20-30yrs..... 1 50-60 yrs.



    1850 Census - Union Twp. Washington Co., Ohio #123-126 Date: 9/2/1850
    Elisha PARKS 78 Mass. Farmer Value of Real Estate: $1000
    Sarah " 72 Mass.
    (Living next door to dau. Finette and her husband William Quimby)




    Elisha Parke’s Will (Transcribed from a copy of the original will by Debbie Noland Nitsche)

    In the name of the Belovident Father of all. I, Elisha Parke of Union Washington County, Ohio do make and pub??? this my last will and testament. Item first. I give and dimise to my beloved wife, all my household goods, and furniture and all my personal property of my description whatever including moneys and items at her disposal during her natural life. Item 2nd, I give and dense to my son, Robert B. Parke one hundred dollars. Item 3rd, I give and dense to my son, Salmon Parke, one hundred dollars, bring a promissory note which I hold against him calling for that amount. Item 4th, to my son Ruel Parke, I give and dense one hundred dollars. Item 5th, to my son John Parke, I give and dense one hundred dollars, bring moneys from him to one which I specify thus, sixty four dollars due for land, and twenty three dollars on a promissory note which I hold against him with interest. Item 6th, to my daughter, Mary Henry, I give and dense one hundred dollars. Item 7th, to my daughter Hannah, I give and dense one hundred dollars. Item 8th, to my daughter Sarah Stump, I give and dense one hundred dollars, bring moneys due from her husband, Jacob Stump, for which I hold his ???. Item 9th, to my daughter Susan Greene, I give and dense one hundred dollars. Item 10th, to my daughter Hariette Quimby, one hundred dollars, being the amount due from William Quimby to me in part consideration of 100 acre Lot No. 35 in Union, Washington County, Ohio, which was commyed to him by me th?? day. Item 11th. I do here by nominate and appoint my son, Robert B. Parke executor of this my last will and testament bring authorizing and empowering him to compromise, adverts ??? and discharge in such manner as he may deem proper to debts and claims due one. I do hereby revoke all former wills make by me. In testimony whereof I have herein set my hand and seal this 2nd day of December in the year 1851.
    Elisha Parke

    Signed and acknowledged by said Elisha Parke as his last will and testament in our presence and signed by us in his presence at his express request. ------John Henry, Richard Beebe------------

    At a Court of Probate holdin in and for the County of Washington and state of Ohio at the Probate Office in Marietta in said ??? before Chas. R. Rhodes, sole judge of said Court the 24th day of March 1808. An instrument of writing pertaining to be the last will and testament of Elisha Parke. late of Union township, Washington County, Ohio, desceased was this day ????? in open Court, and John Henry and Richard Beebe, the subscribing witnesses thereto append in open Court, and upon oath testified to the due execution of said will,----which testimony was ordered to writing and respectively subscribed by them and filed with sad will which testimony was in the words and figures following to it.
    The State of Ohio, Washington County es. Probate Court. We John Henry and Richard Beebe of lawful age bring first duly swear according to law depose and say that the instrument in writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Elisha Parke, late of Union township in said county of Washington, deceased, was subscribed by the said Elisha Parke in our presence, that in saw the said testimony subscribe the same, and heard him acknowledge the same to be his last will and testament, that in subscribed the same as intrucses at his request in the presence of said testation, and in the presence of each other, that the said testerator, at the time of subscribing said Will was of full age, and sound mind and memory, and under no restrainant, that he is since deceased.
    Sworn to and subscribed before we this 24th day of March A.D. 1858.
    -----John Henry---- Richard Beebe-----------
    Chas. R Rhodes, Probate Judge W. C.

    And it appearing to said Court for said testimony, what the said will was duly attested and executor, and that said states at the time of executing the same and of full age, and of sound mind and memory, and under no restraint, It is ordered that the said will be admitted to probate, and that the said will together with the probate there of be recorded.
    Attorney; Chas. R. Rhodes, Probate Judge




    Father: Jacob PARKE b: 9 DEC 1747 in Chatham, Connecticut
    Mother: Eunice SMITH b: 5 APR 1755 in Massaschuttes

    Marriage 1 Sarah BLAIR b: 18 FEB 1778 in Massachusetts
    • Married: ABT 1797 in probably in Oneida County, New York
    Children
    1. Has Children Robert Blair PARKE b: 14 APR 1798 in Lee Center, Oneida Co., New York
    2. Has Children Salmon PARKE b: AUG 1800 in Lee Center, Oneida Co., New York
    3. Has Children Mary PARKE b: 1803 in Lee Center, Oneida Co., New York
    4. Has Children Ruel PARKE b: 6 JAN 1804 in Lee Center, Oneida Co., New York
    5. Has Children John PARKE b: 9 DEC 1805 in Lee Center, Oneida Co., New York
    6. Has Children Sarah PARKE b: 21 MAY 1809 in Lee Center, Oneida Co., New York
    7. Has Children Hannah PARKE b: 15 SEP 1809 in Lee Center, Oneida Co., New York
    8. Has Children Susan PARKE b: JAN 1815 in Lee Center, Oneida Co., New York
    9. Has Children Finette Harriet PARKE b: 5 APR 1817 in Lee Center, Oneida Co., New York
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