The Family of
Samuel Parker and
Sarah Newman




"In Loving Memory Of Those Who Came Before Us!"




Family Background


SAMUEL PARKER and SARAH NEWMAN are my husbands
Paternal 2nd Great-Grandparents.

Their son, JAMES PARKER, is my husbands Great-Grandfather.



Births


SAMUEL PARKER was born in 1782.

He is the son of JAMES PARKER and ANNA DOTY.


It is reported that Samuel's birthplace was Nelson County, Kentucky. Since Nelson County was not formed until 1784 and the area was then a part of the District of Kentucky, a part of Virginia, his birthplace would more likely be described as Jefferson County, District of Kentucky, State of Virginia.

District of Kentucky at that time was divided into three counties: Fayette, Jefferson and Lincoln. Nelson County was formed from a part of Jefferson County.


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SARAH [SALLY] NEWMAN was born
1783 in Kentucky.

It is reported she was born
"where the Rolling Forks and Beech Forks join"
which would have made it Crawford County.

To date, her parents are still unknown.



Residence


Samuel migrated to Ohio in 1803 at the age of 21 years with his parents.

In 1816 after he and Sarah were married, they migrated to Russelville, Crawford County, Illinois to engage in farming.

They were true pioneers because during that time, the country was still wild and unsettled and the Indians were running wild all over the land.

They owned a farm with 80 acres of land. Samuel and Sarah lived in Crawford County for the remainder of their lives.



Marriage


There is some conflicting information about this.


It has been reported that Samuel at the age of 22 years, and his brother, Jonathan, went back to Nelson County, Kentucky where they married: Samuel to Sarah Newman and Jonathan to Mary Newman (sisters) on the same date on 25 May 1804.


In a Bounty Land Claim though, Sarah at the age of 71 years, states they were married in Butler County, Ohio on 8 Sept 1808. So I'm still uncertain which date is correct.



Children


Samuel and Sarah reared a family of 10 children.
They had five girls and five boys:


1.  EMILY or MERINTY PARKER

Birthdate is unknown.

Married David Parrent.

They lived in Jasper County, Illinois.




2.  JOHN PARKER ["Bareheaded John"]

Born 16 Oct 1810 in Knox County, Ohio

Married Phebe Carter

He died 10 April 1901 at the age of 90 years
in Crawford County, Illinois

He was a soldier in the "Black Hawk War."




3.  WILLIAM PARKER

Date of birth is unknown.

Wife's name is unknown.

They lived in Crawford County, Illinois.

He died in Crawford County, Illinois.




4.  GEORGE PARKER

Born March 1812 in Butler County, Ohio
near Four Mile Creek.

Married
(1) Pattie Henry
(2) Mrs. Jane Monroe.

He lived in Crawford County, Ilinois near the
"Good Hope Church."

He was a minister of the Missionary Baptist Church
as well as a farmer.

He died 6 Nov 1899 at the age of 87.

He is buried in Good Hope Cemetery.




5.  JAMES PARKER

Born 1823-25 in Crawford County, Illinois.

Marital status is unknown.

Lived in Missouri as an adult.




6.  ANNE [or ANNA] PARKER

Born in Ohio.

Date of birth is unknown.

Married
(1) Tom Carter
(2) [First Name Unknown] Montgomery.

They lived in Crawford County, Illinois.




7.  HARRIET PARKER

Born in Ohio.
Birth date is unknown.

Married Ben Carter.

They lived in Crawford County, Illinois.




8.  JULIA [or JULIANA] A. PARKER

Born in Ohio.

Birth date is unknown.

Married Nathan Ford.




9.  RACHEL PARKER

Born in Ohio.

Birth date is unknown.

Married Herman Jones.




10.  [MALE-NAME UNKNOWN]

Birthdate is unknown.



Religion


There have been no church records located yet but it is assumed that he was a Baptist like the Parkers that came before and after him.



Military


According to a Bounty Land Claim, Samuel served in the War of 1812.

He was drafted into the military service on 22 Feb 1814 and was discharged six months later on 22 August 1814.

He was a Private in the company commanded by Captain Askins in the regiment of Militia in the War with Great Britain.



Deaths


In a Bounty Land Claim, Sarah states that Samuel died 4 March 1850.


Date of Sarah's death is unknown. It was sometime after 1855.


There is a grave in the Jones Cemetery of a Sarah Parker who died 21 Dec 1858 at 75 years. It's very possible this could be our Sarah's.


The grave of Samuel hasn't been located yet.


There are numerous other Parkers buried in several cemeteries in Crawford County, Illinois. Most of them were buried in the Jones Cemetery south of Flat Rock, Illinois and in Good Hope Cemetery in Honey Creek Township.



Other Information


An early history book of Honey Creek Township states that "before the war-whoop of the savage had died away, Samuel and his brother, John, were amongst the first few pale-faced white settlers that first entered land in Crawford County.


They were genuine pioneers, and of that character of men who were fully able to cope with privation and with danger in any form."


It appears as though Sarah received a military pension of $8.00 per month from her late husband.




Thank you for visiting our ancestors page.

If you have any additional information or inquiries about this family,
it would sure be appreciated if you would please contact me.



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Updated July 10, 2000


Other Surnames On My Husband's Father's Side of the Family:
Click on the names you would like to see.

PARKER
ISAACS
PARKER
ROOD-?
PARKER
DOTY
SMITH
UNKNOWN
ISAACS
SMITH
ISAACS
UNKNOWN
DOTY
UNKNOWN
DOTY
SKILLMAN
DOTY
HULL
DOTY
HARMON
DOUGHTIE
CLARKE
DOUGHTIE
HOLLAND
DOUGHTIE
LITSTER
DOUGHTIE
FITZ-WILLIAMS
SKILLMAN
HULL
SKILLMAN
ATEN
SKILLMAN
PETIT
NEWMAN
UNKNOWN
NEWMAN
HAWKINS
NEWMAN
UNKNOWN
NEWMAN
UNKNOWN
HULL
MANNING
HULL
DRAKE
PETIT
SCOFIELD
HOLLAND
MARTIN
CLARKE
UNKNOWN
DRAKE
UNKNOWN
ATEN
UNKNOWN



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