Name: Martin Parker
Birth: 1765 in Perhaps Fauquier Co.,Virginia
Death: JUN 1833 in Lawrenceburg,Anderson Co.,Kentucky
Burial: On The Farm
Ancestral File #: 2KN8-RC
Contained in the 1789 tax list and probably the 1787 tax lists. Emigrated to America sometime before the Revolutionary War, exact date unknown, but possibly 1750-1760. Died about 1789-90. Lived during 1780ís in Fauquier County, VA. In the 1789 tax list had a "free mulatto" named George living with him and son Thomas Jr. Believe this is the same man as the George shown living with him in 1787.
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Change Date: 20 NOV 2009 at 21:27:21
From the book: "The Dodson (Dotson) Family of North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia."
Mary Shumate Parker was the daughter of Tabitha Dodson Shumate. This book lists Mary and Martin Parker's children. Has birthdates for Malinda c. 1791, Matilda c. 1793, Martin c. 1795, & Nancy 1802.
From the "History of Anderson County," William Routt married Malinda Parker on October 26, 1810 "and on their wedding day they set out to Kentucky with the Parker family." The history goes on to say that William Parker (really Martin Parker), his wife and son-in-law William Routt were some of the first victims of Asiatic Cholera in 1833. Martin Parker, Jr. also died then.
Martin Parker was a Revolutionary War soldier. "Fauquier County in the Revolution" lists Martin Parker, Pvt. John Ball's Co. Fauquier Militia 1781.
The SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) have been going around the state of Kentucky to mark as many Revolutionary graves as they can and have identified several in Anderson County for future dedication. No one knows exactly were Martin is buried, but the Salt River Church which no longer has new burials has set aside room for any Revolutionary markers and 4 or 5 already been set there.
The bronze plaque footstone is free, but the SAR if they do their ceremony require a SAR plaque as well. This will have an SAR ID # and will be recorded in national index with GPS location and service details. They also take care of all the setting of markers and concrete,
and honor soldier with an Honor Guard dressed in Revolutionary uniforms and Kentucky rifle salute. Total cost is $250. If several get together the cost would be very little. The application process for the government stone is several months. A ceremony would be scheduled well in advance so that relatives would be able to make arrangements to attend.
SAR Member Rev. Chilton keeps a ledger for each soldier and orders markers when enough comes in. He said about 3-4 month turn around, and can schedule the ceremony at any time. He has had some markers on hand for over a year waiting for a time for descendants to get together.
Luther Davenport is a descendant living in Anderson County and is coordinating an effort to have markers placed for Martin and Joseph Parker. Joseph is Martin's brother who also served in the Revolution and moved to Anderson County. If you are interested in contributing to markers for Martin and Joseph Parker, you can send a tax deductible check to:
Gov. Isaac Shelby Chapter, SAR
906 N. Pope Lick Rd.
Louisville, Ky. 40299
Put the soldier's name in the memo section of check.
Father: Thomas Parker b: Abt 1730 in ,,England
Mother: Catherine Chapman b: Abt 1740/1744 in ,,New Jersey
Mary Shumate b: 1766 in Fauquier,Virginia
29 DEC 1787
in ,Fauquier Co.,Virginia
- Lucinda (Lucy) Parker b: 2 NOV 1788 in ,Fauquier Co.,Virginia
- Martin Parker b: Abt 1790 in Fauquier Co.,Virginia
- Malinda Parker b: 1792 in ,Fauquier Co.,Virginia
- Daniel Parker b: 12 JAN 1794 in ,Fauquier Co.,Virginia
- Mary Parker b: 2 NOV 1797 in Fauquier,Virginia
- Nancy Parker b: 1800 in <,,Fauquier,Virginia>
- Elizabeth Parker b: 20 OCT 1804 in ,Fauquier Co.,Virginia
- Catherine Parker b: 1806 in Fauquier Co.,Virginia
- John M. Parker b: 1808 in ,Fauquier Co.,Virginia
- Matilda Parker b: 1810 in Fauquier,Virginia
- Narcissa Parker b: 1810 in Lawrenceburg,Franklin Co.,Kentucky
- David Parker b: 29 JAN 1813 in Lawrenceburg,Franklin Co.,Kentucky
Name: Family History Library
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA
Title: Ancestral File (R)
Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Publication: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998
Abbrev: Ancestral File (R)