Parker and Allied Families

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Work In Progress. Tracing the Parker Family (FG#7) from Nansemond Co., VA to Nacogdoches Co., TX and all points in between and beyond. Also researching the following Y-DNA Families; Williams FG#22, Cotton FG#7, Harris FG#6, Morrow FG#1

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  • ID: I07487
  • Name: William Parker
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1604 in England
  • Death: BEF OCT 1654 in Nansemond Co., VA The1654 Richard patent states that the new land was alongside his own, which implies that William was dead. This was Oct., but Edwarde Cooke's patent of March 1654 cites William a s being alive then. So William probably died in 1654, bef
  • Event: Fact 7 FEB 1624/25 He was 20 years old when he was listed on the muster of Virginia inhabitants in 1624/25
  • Event: Fact 1624 William Parker listed as "Ancient Planter".
  • Event: Y-DNA Note: We have y-DNA matches from all three of William Parker grandsons (Richard,Thomas and Francis Parker) as part of FG#7 Parker DNA Project.
  • Event: Y-DNA FG#7 Parker DNA Project P239 (Wayne N. Parker) FG#7 Parker DNA Project Haplogroup: R-M269 R1b1a2*
  • Event: Y-DNA Haplogroup R1b1a2-M269 is observed most frequently in Europe, especially western Europe
  • Event: Y-DNA Parker FG #7 Haplogroup R-M269
  • Event: Y-DNA R1b1a2 L265/PF6431, M269, M520, PF6485/S3, PF6399/S10, S13, S17
  • Event: Y-DNA R1b1a2a1a1a4 and R1b1a2a1a1b
  • Event: Y-DNA 2014 Haplogroup R-M269 is the dominant lineage in all of Western Europe today. It is found in low frequencies in Turkey and the northern Fertile Crescent, while its highest frequencies are in Western Europ e.
  • Note:

    I enjoy doing this research it is a labor of love on my part. I hope other can and will be able to use the information that I have included in this file to fill in the blanks in their genealogy research. I research all Parker family lines not just FG#7.
    This genealogy research is my way of remembering the ones who have passed on as I too will be gone someday
    Researching the following Y-DNA Parker Family Group #7 see this link.
    I want to give a great big thank you to my first cousin Homie Parker Holly for starting me down the long winding path in 1991. I also want to thank my late cousin Stephen M. Lawson for all the work he did. His web site is still up (Sept. 2013) at this link. THIS Website is no longer on-line, 2016

    A big thanks to cousin Paul Parker of Shelbyville, Bedford Co., TN ( Paul and his brother Dale) still own Elijah Parker (my line) old home place. Located in the Raus Community of Bedford County, Parkers’ Farm is one of the oldest in Bedford Co., TN. Paul has many of the record from Elijah Parker, these records have help me in 1991 trace our Parker back to Richard Parker I.
    I want to thank all the members of FG#7 who are helping me with this research and thanks to all of my cousins who have shared their work with me. I appreciate all the information and encouragement you all have provided to me. Wayne Nelson Parker P239.
    Members of FG#7 are P11,35,69,83,91,92,106,110,113,120,140,175,183,175,183,184,185,198,212,220 ,239,257,280,283,296,303,316,317,353,355,367,368,371,386,401,402,412

    NOTE: For more information about how I used land records to trace the Parker family staring with William Parker see the file on William Parker son Richard Parker. Also you can see more information about members of FG#7 listed under Richard Parker I son of this William Parker.

    Think of William Parker land as a starting point that ties the first three Parker generations together and that each one of the Parker family generations always added to their family land holding in Nansemond Co., VA.
      Much of the land that they were buying was always moving them to the south of Nansemond Co., VA. So by the time William Parker great-grand sons started buying their land the have moved way south in Nansemond Co., VA close to the border of NC. 
    Their land holding in 1728 was in the south of Nansemond Co., VA going from west to east was Richard Parker III then the families of his Parker cousins who were descendant of his uncles Francis and Thomas Parker.
    Now we come to years 1729 after the border between VA and NC was resurveyed and the border was moved north. (May be as much as 15 miles I haven't found that exact figure yet) Land that had been in VA now lay in NC. Richard Parker III now lived just over the border in what is now Drum Hill, NC. Now he held land that was still in Nansemond Co., VA and also in Chowan Co., NC. His Parker family cousins also held land in both states. 
    Of course when I started to research the land records, I had to work in reverse that is going back in time, so I started with Richard Parker III (since this is my direct Parker line) and worked back to his great-grandfather William Parker. SEE Land records research under Richard Parker I and Richard Parker II file.


    Thanks to Raymond Parker Fouts and her great book "Following The Land". She is a very dear lady. NOTE: There are a least three different Y-DNA Groups of Parker families in her book!!!!!

    I have tried to do the best research that I can but please check the information before you use it, errors happens. Corrections and updates always welcome. THANKS Wayne N. Parker"
    At this time July 2013 I am not sure if William Parker had a son named Thomas Parker due to Y-DNA research this line may belongs to FG#1
    so I have separated the Thomas Parker born Bet. 1626 - 1630 line from William Parker born 1604.

    Based on my research (Wayne Nelson Parker) This William Parker born 1604 (FG#7) is not the son of Captain William Parker "The Mariner". I have an abstract of the will for Captain William Parker dated January 16,1617 proven December 4,1619. THERE WAS NO SON NAMED William Parker listed in his will !!!!!!!!! IN FACT BASED ON Y-DNA, William Parker "The Mariner" belongs to Parker FG#12 NOT FG#7!!!
    The year of William Parker birth of 1604 is found below, for when the census was taken on February 7,1624/25 his age is 20 years old. Yes he came over in 1616 in the Charles and some researches think that means he was born in 1596 but that is not what the record below shows.
    In June 1624, King James I assumed responsibilty for the colony of Virginia after he dissolved the Virginia Company of London. He ordered Virginia's leaders to make a record of the colony's inhabitants and their provisions. This census-known as the 1624/5 Muster-is the first comprehensive account of households in British North America. In addition, it is the only extant census for seventeenth-century Virginia. A 1623/4 list of the colony's habitants noted who survived the 1622 Indian attack and where they lived. This list did not include details about the relations among the settlers or their ages.
    The 1624/5 Muster is a house-to-house survey that contains information about the location of households in Virginia, the individuals in each household and the ties that connected the colony's early residents to one another. The census-takers also made note of each household's provisions, buildings, boats, arms and ammunition, and livestock. The names of individuals who died during 1624 is part of the muster.
    Name “William Parker “ Muster “Susan Bush “ Status “servant” Location “Elzabeth Cittie” Corporation “ Elzabeth Cittie “ Age “20” Ship “Charles” Date of Arrival “1616” Muster Date “7 February 1624/5”.

    I found this information about the ship Charles. Hope I can find some more information that at can be traced back to original records.
    Wayne N. Parker FG#7 researcher for P239
    END OF MAY, 1622 (page) 639


    END of MAY, 1622

    Printed. (1) A Broadside. (2) Collection of broadside James I, No. 194
    (1) Document in New York Public Library. (2) Society of Antiquaries, London
    List of Records No. 223

    A note of shipping, men, and prouisions sent and prouided for Virginia, by the RIGHT Honorable Henry Earle of South-hampton, and the Comany, and other priuate Aduenturers, in the yeere 1621. &c.

    Ships and People

    1 The Elianor 30. Tun: in May 1621. with …................. 10. Persons
    2 The George 180 Tun: in July.........................................120
    3 The Charles 120. Tun: in July........................................080
    _____( list of 4-24 ships that I did not list WNP 11-16- 2012) _____
    They shipped 1550 persons Cattell 80.

    Elizabeth City County, one of the eight original shires, was created in 1634. It was originally known by the name of Kecoughton. The name was later changed to Elizabeth City County which became extinct in 1952 when it was incorporated into the City of Hampton. The City of Hampton was burned during the Revolutionary War, The War of 1812 and during the Civil War. Some records exist from 1634 to 1861. The records are complete from 1865 to present day.
    Elizabeth City (Virginia Company)
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Elizabeth City (or citiie as it was then called) was one of four incorporations established in the Virginia Colony in 1619 by the proprietor, the Virginia Company. The plantations and developments were divided into four "incorporations" or "cities", as they were called. These were Charles City, Elizabeth City, Henrico City, and James City. The latter included the seat of government for the colony at Jamestown. Each of the four "citiies" (sic) extended across the James River, the main conduit of transportation of the era. In 1634, under Royal authority, a portion became Elizabeth City Shire, later Elizabeth City County.
    Retrieved from "" rmationmaps.html

    Four Original "Incorporations"-----------------------------------------1617
    Eight Original "Shires", Immediately Referred to as "Counties"---------1634
      Accawmack formed-----------------------------------------------------1634
      Charles City formed--------------------------------------------------1634
      Charles River formed-------------------------------------------------1634
      Elizabeth City formed------------------------------------------------1634
      Henrico formed-------------------------------------------------------1634
      James City formed----------------------------------------------------1634
      Warrosquoyacke formed------------------------------------------------1634
      Warwick River formed-------------------------------------------------1634
    New Norfolk formed from Elizabeth City---------------------------------1636
    Lower Norfolk formed from New Norfolk----------------------------------1637
    Upper Norfolk formed from New Norfolk----------------------------------1637
     New Norfolk ceases to exist------------------------------------------1637
    Nansemond (name changed from Upper Norfolk)----------------------------1645
     Upper Norfolk ceases to exist----------------------------------------1645
    Isle of Wight (name changed from Warrosquyoake)------------------------1637
     Warrosquyoake ceases to exist----------------------------------------1637
    Nansemond County, VA was first outposted as a part of the London Company in the early 1600’s, but this early outpost was not continuously occupied until 1621. Dr. Hugh Williamson, M.D., LLD in his The History of North Carolina, pub. By Thomas Dodson, PA, stated, "A small party was detached by order of Captian Smith (1621) from Jamestown to the post that had formerly been taken on the Nansemond River. From that Settlement, emigrants commenced in a short time to the waters of the Albemarle Sound, by way of Blackwater and Bennet’s Creek. Blackwater Creek is the headwaters of the Chowan River and either Blackwater or Bennetts Creek would have been the normal from Nansemond County to Chowan Precinct in North Carolina."

    Formed as Upper Norfolk in 1637 from New Norfolk County.
    Renamed in 1642.
    Records were destroyed in 1866.
    Incorporated as the City of Nansemond in 1972. Merged with the City of Suffolk in 1974.
    All records transferred to City of Suffolk. Records include: Marriage from 1866, Land from 1734, Probate from 1866, and Court Records from 1774.
    County Court Records were destroyed in three separate fires, the earliest of which consumed the house of the court clerk in April 1734 (where the records were kept at that time), and the last on 7 February 1866. A few Fee Books have been found in the records of Sussex County.

    The boundary line between Virginia and North Carolina had been in dispute for many years so in 1728 a new survey was run. The border was adjusted to the north about 15 miles moving lands that were part of Nansemond Co., VA into Chowen Co., NC. When they completed the new survey some of the landowner's found that they now had land that was split by the boundary between the two states.
    Parts of Chowen Co., NC was later split into Gates Co., NC and Bertie Co., NC Richard Parker III was living in Chowan Co., NC in 1729 but he did not move to NC, In 1728 VA and NC agree to have the diving line between the two states resurveyed as there was a big dispute between the two states as to where the border was located . After the line was run Richard Parker III along with his Parker cousins now lived just over the border in NC and they now has land in both states.
    See map before and after 1728 survey at this link.{9FA438DA -A6A9-48BA-B015-DBA6C392FF0D}
    Gates County( NC) was a part of an area originally called "Albemarle", named for George, Duke of Albemarle. Later, what is now Gates County was split into three separate entities: Hertford, Chowan, and Perquimans counties. Most of the land within the present boundaries was considered to be Nansemond County, VA, until 1728, when William Byrd had surveyed the "dividing line" between Virginia and North Carolina.
    The area was in controversy between the two States until then, and both granted land to applicants. It was Chowan County, and a narrow strip of Perquimans, until 1759, when all the area west of Bennett's Creek was cut off to Hertford County.
    Gates was formed in 1779 from Chowan, Hertford, and Perquimans counties. It was named in honor of General Horatio Gates, who commanded American Army at the Battle of Saratoga. It is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by Camden, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan and Hertford counties, and the state of Virginia. Gatesville is the county seat.
    Gates County was a part of an area originally called "Albemarle", named for George, Duke of Albemarle. Most of the land within the present boundaries was considered to be Nansemond County, VA, until 1728, when William Byrd had surveyed the "dividing line" between Virginia and North Carolina. In 1779 the area between the Chowan River to the West and Southwest, South of the county of Nansemond, Va., West of the Dismal Swamp and North of Catherine Creek and Warwick Creek was separated into a county all it's own. The physical land barriers of swamps or rivers made it difficult for residents of this area to travel to government seats in bad weather, and it was for this reason, among others that Gates County became an entity of it's own. In 1780 a courthouse, prison and stocks were built in Gatesville, at that time known as Gates Court House.
    Gates County includes communities (historic and otherwise) with such names as Acorn Hill, Ballard Crossroads, Beckford Junction, Buckland, Carter, Corapeake, Dort, Drum Hill, Eason Crossroads, Eleanors Crossroads, Eure, Flat Branch, Folly Fork, Gates Court House, Gatesville, Greens Fork, Hazelton, Hobbsville, Hoflers Fork, Holly Grove, Joppa, Kellogs Fork, Keys Crossroads, Mintonsville, Mitchells Fork, Muddy Cross, Old Chapel Crossroads, Parkers Fork, Pipkin Place, Powell Crossroads, Rays Beach, Riddick Crossroads, Sarem, Selwin, Storys, Sunbury, Topsy, Walton Crossroads, and Wyanoke

    NOTE: I (WNP) took on the project of trying to connect all the members of Parker DNA FG#7 back to our common ancestor William Parker born 1604. I have enjoyed every hour that I have spend trying to do the best research that I can.
    Parker y-DNA Project
    One of the newest tools that we can unitized in genealogy research is DNA testing. Y-DNA testing results can tell us that we have a common male ancestor, the results can not tell us how we are kin only that we are kin.
    The Y chromosome, which is passed directly from father to son, unchanged, from generation to generation. Unchanged, that is, unless a mutation—a random, naturally occurring, usually harmless change—occurs. The mutation, known as a marker, acts as a beacon; it can be mapped through generations because it will be passed down from the man in whom it occurred to his sons, their sons, and every male in his family for many thousands of years.
    These mutations establish genetic signatures, called haplotypes, that define particular branches within a family tree. The haplotypes of tested individuals can be used to confirm, or alter as necessary, the structure of family trees which in the past had to be based on paper-based historical research, family tradition and logical inferences that could be drawn from them.
    NOTE: All the Parker families of Parker FG#7 can be traced back to one common male ancestor using y-DNA testing but DNA testing can only tell us we are kin but not how. Thus the results can be used by researchers as a tool to help find the paper trail that will tell us how.
    The P#s are assigned by the Parker DNA Project.
    Note: I will use this as a way to connection the Parker families till we can find the correction back to our common ancestor.
    Wayne Nelson Parker P239 FG#7 I enjoy doing this research it is a labor of love on my part.
    I hope other can and will be able to use the information that I have included in this file to fill in the blanks in their genealogy research.
    This genealogy research is my way of remembering the ones who have passed on as I too will be gone someday. Remember to start each and every day off with a smile. WNP
    NOTE: Not all the Parker families listed in my file are part of FG#7 AS I also research many of the other Parker families when they have interconnect with the other families in my file.

    Nansemond Co., VA Parker (FG#7)
    Posted by Wayne N. Parker on June 9, 2016 at 1:04pm in General Chat

    When I started my Parker genealogy research in 1991 and had traced them back to Nansemond Co., Virginia only to read that not much was known about the Parker families on Nansemond Co., VA Well I took that statement as a challenge to find all the information that I could, thus begin a quest for knowledge of my genealogy and family history that I am still in pursuit of today.

    When I was a teenager, I read a story in our local newspaper about a man that had been born, raised and died while living in the same house. He lived in two different towns and two different counties in Mississippi, they were Middleton, Carroll Co., MS. Winona, Carroll Co., MS and Winona, Montgomery Co., MS.

    Will that information as a black drop, I will now provide you with a very short version of our history and facts about our early Parker families in Colonial America but first I need to jump to the present time. Our Parker family is part of the Parker y-DNA Project as Family Group #7 (FG#7) *1

    At this time our oldest confirmed Parker ancestor is William Parker. His son Richard Parker and his grandsons Richard, Thomas and Francis Parker all owned land and lived in Nansemond Co., VA. Nansemond Co., VA is no longer a county in VA today but in the 1600’s and early 1700’s it was located in the southeastern part of VA. It was on the border between VA and NC. *2

    In the late 600’s and early 1700’s VA and NC both claimed the same land along their common border. In 1728 and 1729 they resurveyed the border line. The new border moved north so VA lost land and NC gained land. Nansemond Co., VA in 1729 was a much smaller county than it was in 1728. So now the Parker families owned land that was located in Nansemond Co., VA and also land that was now located in Chowan Co., VA and when Gates Co., NC was created from Chowan Co., NC, they now lived in Gates Co., NC (or what used to be Nansemond Co., VA) *3

    Nansemond Co., VA had several court houses fires but there are other sources of records we can use to fill in some of the blanks. The land records (by using a computer program we can plot where our some of our Parker families lived), records that were sent back to England. *4

    We can also use information about their neighbors to expand our knowledge about our Parker families. We have a lot of good information from the counties in NC. *2

    Tar and hogs. This is two of products that our Parker family made their living from. Tar was used by ship maker so it was in heavy demand back in England. *3 *5

    Hogs of course were sold for food. *3

    So I close the short article about our Parker family with this observation, Today I am proud and humble at the same time to have and to be part of the research team that has increased the knowledge of the Nansemond Parker family.

    Wayne N. Parker researcher for P230 of FG#7 and co-admin for Parker Heritage.


    *2 16149


    *4 English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records by Louis des Cognets Jr.


    There are two Bennett creeks that are part of our early Parker land history.

    Wayne N. Parker

    (1) located in what was old Nansemond Co., VA
    According to The Army Corps of Engineers ( ns-144k-bennetts-creek-dredging/) Posted 4/23/2013 By Pamela Spaugy
    Norfolk District Public Affairs
    “SUFFOLK, Va. -- The Army Corps of Engineers’ dredge Currituck arrived here Saturday to dredge the federal navigation channel in Bennett’s Creek.
    Significant shoaling, caused by natural transport and deposit of sediment, made dredging necessary. The natural shoaling was exacerbated by Hurricane Sandy. 
    Over the course of five days, the Currituck, which is based out of Wilmington, N.C., will dredge 4,000 cubic yards of material and place it at the Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area in Portsmouth, Va. 
    "We are very pleased that the Army Corps of Engineers partnered with the City of Suffolk to dredge Bennett's Creek. This project is a great benefit to the many residents who use Bennett's Creek for both work and pleasure,” said Suffolk Mayor Linda T. Johnson.
    The project’s cost of $144,000 is shared: 59 percent is federally funded and the remaining 41 percent is locally funded.
    The current work is the first of two dredging phases – the first will provide a minimum depth of 3.5 feet. At the end of the year, the Corps will dredge to provide a minimum depth of 8 feet at low tide.
    Bennett’s Creek is a shallow-draft harbor and provides access to the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean for commercial fishing vessels, charter fishing boats, head boats and a wide range of private recreational vessels.”
    (2) located in the current county of Gates Co., NS
    Bennetts Creek’s headwaters are in northeastern Gates County, just west of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Near Sunbury, two swamps converge to form Bennetts Creek. It flows west through Lassiter Swamp and into Merchants Millpond State Park. Below Merchants Millpond, Bennetts Creek turns to the south, passes by Gatesville, and flows through the Chowan Swamp and into the Chowan River. The Stewards of Bennetts Creek is a group of volunteers who watch over Bennetts Creek and assist the Merchants Millpond staff. Several times a year, they remove trash and clear a path through downed trees on Bennetts Creek below Merchants Millpond. They have also provided the labor to construct the steps and dock at the put-in. This eTrail contains 2 sections of Bennetts Creek from Millpond Road (Gates Co. 1400) access to Cannons Ferry Road (Chowan Co. 1231) access on Chowan

    Parker it is ultimately of French occupational origins. It described an official in charge of the extensive hunting parks of a king or wealthy landowner. The derivation is from the words "parchier" or "parquier" meaning "park- keeper". The surname was first recorded in Englnd in the latter half of the 11th Century following the 1066 Norman Invasion, and as such was one of the very earliest surnames on record. Only five percent of the entries in the great Domesday Book of 1086 show people having surnames, and this is one of them. Amongst these very early recordings are examples such as Geoffrey Parchier, in the book of 'Seals' for the county of Northumberland, dated 1145 a. d. and Adam le Parker in the Hundred Rolls of the county of Norfolk for the year 1273.
    The surname was one of the very first in the new American colonies. William Parker, aged 20, who arrived in the ship Charles of London, in the year 1616, is shown in the records for January 23rd 1624 as being in the "muster" of Susan Bush, of 'Elzabeth Cittie'. Quite what his situation was is far from clear, as Susan Bush herself arrived in 1617, and was only aged 20!
    The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Anschetil Parcher, which was dated 1086, in the Domesday Book of the county of Somerset, during the reign of King William 1, known as "The Conqueror", 1066 - 1087.

    P79— William PARKER, b abt 1604 England, d 1655-63 Nansemond Co, VA

    This is what I know about P79. Mrs. Raymond Parker Fouts wrote me in an e-mail sometime in or about 2009 that a Parker male cousin in her direct Parker had his y-DNA tested and that he did not match any other Parker male. At that time she ask me to keep that information to myself. Much later on another researcher told me the same information and added more details.
    To my knowledge I have never been in contact with P79.
    When P79 submitted the y-DNA to be tested it was expected that he would matched into FG#1. When the results came back with no matches, that meant that the paper trail did not match the y-DNA finding. I have not done any research trying to find out the reason that the paper trail and DNA doesn’t match nor do I expect to.

    Wayne N. Parker

    Father: Y-DNA (FG#7) Parker

    Marriage 1 ?
    • Married: ABT 1625 in VA
    1. Has Children Richard Parker I b: ABT 1625 in Nansemond Co., VA
    2. Has Children ? Female Parker b: ABT 1627
    3. Has Children P83 Parker
    4. Has Children P91 P110 P216 P303 Parker
    5. Has Children P92 Parker
    6. Has Children P113 P200 Parker
    7. Has Children P140 Parker
    8. Has Children P175 Parker
    9. Has Children P184 Parker
    10. Has Children P185 P453 and Kit #398418 Parker
    11. Has No Children P198 Parker
    12. Has Children P220 Parker
    13. Has Children P412 Parker P257
    14. Has Children P280 P435 Parker
    15. Has Children P316 317 Parker
    16. Has Children P353 Parker
    17. Has Children P371 Parker
    18. Has Children P386 Parker
    19. Has Children P401 P402 P422 Parker
    20. Has Children DNA match 2014 Parker
    21. Has Children P448 Parker
    22. Has Children P241 Parker

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    I have tried to do the best research that I can but please check the information before you use it, errors happens. Corrections and updates always welcome. THANKS Wayne N. Parker

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