Name: Thomas Parker
Birth: 1720 in VA
Death: 1768 in Meckenburg Co., NC
Thomas and Eleanor Parker, Mecklenburg Co, NC 1760s
Posted by: david travillion bunton (ID *****4571) Date: August 07, 2002 at 23:48:37
Seeking info on the following:
I descend from Thomas and Eleanor Parker of Mecklenburg Co, NC. Thomas left a will dated 1767, probated Jan 1771 Mecklenburg Co, NC where he left estate to his wife, and three children: Isaiah Parker, Isaac Parker, Hannah Parker.
Isaiah Parker married 1. Catherine
probably married 2. Agness
Isaac Parker married Elizabeth Kerr, dau of Joseph Kerr.
He went to Union District, SC and died there.
Hannah Parker...no info at this time.
Isaiah Parker lived in District 6 of Mecklenburg Co, NC, and property adjoined John McKnitt Alexander.
He had several sons and daughters.
Thomas Parker married Sally Mullen in 1803
John Parker married Lilly Mullen in 1801
Isaiah Parker born 1785 married Rachel Moore
Eleanor "nelly" Parker married William Jenkins 1809
Elizabeth "Betsy" Parker married Clem Mullins in 1807
Dorcas Parker married Samuel Franklin in 1800 and moved to Burke Co, NC
Two more daughters...dont have their names at present.
Isaiah Parker, Jr married Rachel Moore, sister of Adam Moore of Burke Co, NC.
They went from Burke Co, NC to Warren Co, Tn in the part which became Rutherford Co, Tn and later Coffee County, Tenn. Buried in the Adam Duncan Cemetery in Coffee County, Tn. Their daughter Sarah Parker born ca 1812 Warren Co, Tenn married Isaac Cooper,lived in Cannon County, TN, and this is my line.
David Travillion Bunton
613 South Commerce Ave
Russellville, AR 72801
Isaiah Parker, Jr of Mecklenburg Co, NC & Cannon & Coffee Counties, TN
Posted by: david travillion bunton (ID *****4571) Date: December 02, 2005 at 10:33:51
Perhaps this article on Isaiah Parker, Jr will be of assistance to Parker researchers. I am interested in his grandfather Thomas Parker of Mecklenburg Co, NC. When Isaiah Parker, Jr came to Tennessee his nephew Isaiah Parker (son of Thomas Parker) also came and thus Isaiah Parker who was known as Jr in NC, became Isaiah Parker SR in Tennessee, while his nephew Isaiah Parker became known as Isaiah Parker Jr. Additionally, this Isaiah Parker the nephew married his first cousin, daughter of Isaiah Parker and Rachel Moore. See below.
ISAIAH PARKER, JR. by David Travillion Bunton
Isaiah Parker, Jr., was born ca 1785 in Mecklenburg County, NC. He was the son of Isaiah and Catherine Parker, and grandson of Thomas and Eleanor Parker. Isaiah Jr. was born on the family farm, known as the Parker Plantation, situated on Long Creek and Mallard Creek, in District 6 of Mecklenburg County. Isaiah’s mother, Catherine, died when he was a boy, and his father died in 1805, leaving nine children, including Isaiah Jr. On May 16, 1807, Isaiah Parker sold his interest of 31.5 acres on the head waters of Long Creek, “adjacent Alexander Brown, Dr. Joseph McKnitt Alexander, and Matthew Russell, son of David Russell, being part of 300 acres formerly owned by Isaiah Parker, deceased, father of the grantor” to Andrew Wallace and Hugh Neely. (Deed Book 19 page 75).
About 1808 Isaiah and some of his siblings removed to Burke County, NC. They were Thomas Parker and wife Sarah (Mullens); Eleanor and her husband William Jenkins; and Dorcas and her husband Samuel Franklin, son of John and Phoebe Franklin. Isaiah married Rachel Moore in Burke County, NC in 1809. She was born ca 1786 in either Georgia or NC, the sister of Adam Moore who was enumerated on the 1810 Burke County, NC census. It is said she was the daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth Moore. Isaiah and his older brother Thomas Parker left Burke County for Tennessee; their sister Dorcas Franklin remained at Linnville Falls, Burke County. Isaiah is listed on the 1812 Warren County, TN taxlist, and later the 1830 Rutherford County and 1840 and 1850 Coffee County, TN censuses. Isaiah died between 1851 and 1859, and his wife Rachel died in 1865. They are buried in the Adam Duncan Cemetery, District 6, Coffee County, TN. Isaiah and Rachel had twelve children, many of whom resided in Cannon County, TN: Elizabeth, born 1810 Burke County, NC (married Parmenus Williams); Sarah born 1812 Warren County, TN (married Isaac Cooper); Catherine born 1814 (married Jesse Sissom);
Adam born 1816 (married Catherine Adcock); Mahala born 1817 (married her first cousin, Isaiah Parker, son of Thomas Parker); Malissa “Milly” born 1820 (married William Byford); Matilda born 1820s (married Mr. Byford); Lucinda born 1822 (married Jacob Lemming or Lemmons); John born 1830 (married Arena Banks); Nancy born 1831 (unmarried); Thomas born 1835 (unmarried); Rachel born 1838.
The second child, Sarah “Sally” Parker Cooper, was the namesake of her aunts, namely Sarah Mullen (wife of Thomas Parker) and Sarah Parker, younger sister of Isaiah Parker.
Sarah and her husband Isaac Cooper resided in Cannon County, TN, and had five children: Nancy, Isaiah, Rachel, Anna, and John Cooper. Rachel (1839-1899) married John Anderson West. Their daughter, Sarah Pandora “Fannie” West (married James Monroe Roberts), had Mattie Ella Roberts (married Boss Harris), who had Opal Lee Harris (married Clyde Bunton) of Russellville, Arkansas, the grandmother of the submitter.
Submitted and copyrighted by:
David Travillion Bunton, 613 South Commerce Ave, Russellville, AR 72801
Sources: court records, census, family papers.
Thomas Parker, wife Eleanor, of Mecklenburg County, NC
Posted by: david travillion bunton (ID *****4571) Date: December 02, 2005 at 10:37:34
Perhaps Parker researchers will find helpful this article I wrote several years ago on the Thomas Parker family of North Carolina. His son Isaiah Parker also died in NC, but his son Isaiah Parker Jr (wife Rachel Moore) came to Tennessee as did other members of the family.
THE PARKER FAMILY by David Travillion Bunton
Thomas Parker, born ca 1720, and his wife Eleanor are found in the earliest Mecklenburg County, NC records dating from the 1760s. Numerous court records link the family, possibly by blood, definitely as neighbors to the Alexander, Lewis, Wallace, Allen, McLean, and McClure families of Mecklenburg County. In January 1767 Thomas Parker and John Frohock witnessed a mortgage from John Allen to Henry McCulloh, concerning land on Sugaw Creek, adjacent Hezekiah Alexander, near Abraham Alexander’s Mill Dam. A Meckenburg County deed dated May 9, 1765 records the transfer of land from John Campbell of Bertie County to Alexander Wallace for acreage on Mallard Creek, adjacent the line of land “where Thomas Parker lives.” In June of 1766, Jacob Gardner conveyed 500 acres to Thomas Parker on Big Creek, south side of the Broad River, above the mouth of the Pacolate River. This transaction was witnessed by Daniel Davies, Benjamin Lewis, and Alexander Lewis. Alexander Lewis, along with James Clark and Jemima Alexander Sharpe, wife of James Sharpe, witnessed Thomas Parker’s will of July 4, 1767, which was proved September 1771. In his will, Thomas Parker bequeathed property to his wife Eleanor and three children: Isaiah, Isaac, and Hannah.
The eldest son, Isaiah Parker, born ca 1745, remained in the Mallard Creek and Long Creek area, District 6, Mecklenburg County. His younger brother, Isaac A. Parker, removed to Union County (now Cherokee County) SC where he died in 1825, aged 77. Children of Isaac and his first wife Elizabeth Kerr (daughter of Joseph Kerr and Elizabeth McKane) were: Rachel (married William Bland);Isaiah; Isaac; Hannah (married Joseph Guyton); Thomas Lewis; Vilet; Elizabeth (wife of Archibald Crockett); Silas Reese. Children of Isaac and his second wife Susannah Gibson were Naomi and Elijah Eleazer.
On January 20, 1767 Isaiah Parker purchased 300 acres on Long Creek and Mallard Creek, adjacent the land of John McKnitt Alexander, who with his wife Jane, witnessed Isaiah Parker’s 1771 purchase of land in Tryon County on Allison’s Creek, west side of the Broad River. Isaiah and his wife Catherine continued to reside on their Long Creek property, although selling 16 acres in 1773 to William McClure. Isaiah and Catherine had nine children: a daughter who married John Jenkins and removed to Claiborne County, Tennessee; Thomas (married Sally Mullens 1803); John (married Lilly Mullen 1801); Isaac ; Isaiah Jr born ca 1785 (married Rachel Moore ca 1809 Burke Co, NC) died Coffee County, TN [see Isaiah Parker, Jr. history]; Dorcas (married Samuel Franklin 1800); Elizabeth (married Clem Mullens 1807); Eleanor (married William Jenkins 1809); and Sarah born ca 1790. After Catherine’s death, Isaiah married Agness (no known children). Isaiah died in 1805 with Matthew Wallace and John McLean appointed administrators. Thomas, Isaiah, Jr., and their sisters Dorcas, wife of Samuel Franklin, and Eleanor, wife of William Jenkins, removed to Burke County ca 1809, with Thomas and Isaiah Jr. later settling in middle Tennessee counties of Warren, Rutherford, Cannon, and Coffee Counties.
Submitted and copyrighted by:
David Travillion Bunton, 613 South Commerce Ave, Russellville, AR 72801
Sources: family and court records, census.
Today at 8:40 AM
I Know I e-mail you a message on Ancestry.com. I was checking out Rootsweb site this morning. I notice
that you have Thomas Parker 1820 on that site. Also what David Travillion Bunton what he e-mail me sometime ago.
This is my line:
Richard Parker 1690 Devonshire,England married Martha Janet
Thomas Parker 1720 died 1767 Mecklenburg Co.NC married Eleanor Gaither Ferguson
Isaiah Parker 1745 Mecklenburg co. NC married Catherine ?
Isaiah Parker 1785 Mecklenburg Co. NC died bef. 1860 Coffee Co.TN married Rachel Moore about 1809
Lucinda Parker 1822 Warren Co.TN died bef. 1900 married Jacob W. Lemmons(various spellings on the Lemmons name). The spelling I have even found it spell as Simmons on the 1870 Cannon Co.TN census.
Hiram Britton (H.B.,Dick) Lemons/Lemmons married Sarah Paralee Cawthon(The Cawthon, various spellings also.)
Lillie Frances Lemons/Lemmons 1891 died 1958 Richard cearcy McCullough (my grandmother) married Richard cearcy McCullough Dec.1909 Coffee Co.TN
Claytie Mary Paralee McCullough 1915 Beech Grove,Coffee,TN died in 1977
Frances Oleta Burns born 1935 here in Wylie,Collin,TX
Sarah Paralee and Richard C. Mothers are half sisters thru their Daddy William Cawthon.William also married sisters(Bush sisters). William brother Pleasant cawthon also married a Rachel Angeline Parker
Rachel is the granddaughter of Isaiah Parchel and Rachel Moore, thru one of Lucinda sisters.
Do you have these lines in your Parker lines?
I haven't read all of what you have put on Rootsweb site. From what I have read,I have the same info.
Father: Richard Parker b: 1690 in Devonshire,England
Mother: Martha Janet
Eleanor Gaither Ferguson
- Isaiah Parker b: 1745 in Meckenburg Co., NC
- Isaac A. Parker b: 1748 in NC
- Hannah Parker