Descendants to Lincoln County, Missouri then Hickory County, Missouri; also Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin.
This family and descendants are documented in "Kinfolks of William Parke and Synah Perry, and Josiah Wilson and Margaret Crow, Including the Related Families of Hammonds, Lewis, Stephens, Wheeler, Estes, Lynn, Hopper, Picklin, Ellis and Others" by Margie Ellis Howell; 1967. Unfortunately, the book is long out of print and additional printed copies are no longer available. It is possible to borrow the book through interlibrary loan. Copies are available at a number of public, university and genealogy libraries and at least one of them will circulate through Inter-Library Loan (ILL) Check Worldcat and contact your local public library. I believe copies are specifically available at the following libraries:
News Letter of the Parke Society, 1986 - Vol. XXIII, No. 2, pgs. 20-21
From an old email, this Bible MAY have been in the possession (at least at one time) of Mrs. Emery J. (Alzora E. nee Parke) Darling of Aberdeen, South Dakota.
Synah is the earliest known ancestor of the Perry surname. Presumably her family somewhere in the area of Granville County, North Carolina ca. 1787.
The News Letter of the Parke Society, 1986 - Vol. XXIII, No. 2, pgs. 20-21 reports that William Parke (1762-1825(1820?)) was son of William Parke who married at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina who in turn was son of John Parke who died in 1766 at Halifax County, North Carolina (will proved July, 1766). The article provides only partial transcriptions, no citation references in some cases and limited narrative analysis. More TBA.
The graves of William Parke (1762-1820) and Synah Perry (1765-1815) were located in the 1960's by Margie Ellis Howell on what was once their land. This is described in her 1967 book on pages 6-8, 6-9 and I-15. As of 2010, the locations she names are currently spelled or known as Parks Ridge Road and Parks Ridge (or Parksridge) Assembly of God Church in what is now Russell County, Kentucky Their deaths are reported as 1820 and 1815 but Russell County was not formed until 1825 from parts of Adair, Cumberland and Wayne. I am guessing that, pre-1825, their land was located in Adair County. See following Parke Family Cemetery
Perry Parke (1792-1866) s/o William Parke (1762-1820) and Synah Perry (1765-1815). Nancy Wilson (1793-1858) d/o Josiah Wilson (1765-1830) and Margaret "Peggy" Crow (abt1770-1817). Migrated to Lincoln County, Missouri Missouri about 1818, then to Hickory County, Missouri. Some children stayed in Lincoln County, others to Hickory County. Photos and transcription of The Parke Cemetery at Hickory County, Missouri where Perry Parke (1792-1866) and Nancy Wilson (1793-1858) are buried. It is located near the Butcher Church. Directions: One half mile south of Hwy T on County Road 71, south of Quincy. The cemetery is on the left hand side of the road about 100 feet in the middle of a hay field.
Many of the Parke family buried at Fairview / Butcher Cemetery in Hickory County, Missouri
Updated list of children based on 1850 census. Review of 1860 census pending; expect to complete list since Josiah died in 1858.
Family of Josiah Wilson Park (1816-1858) and Barbara Ingram (1812-1881)
Park obituaries and newspaper clippings.
Here lies William Parke and Synah Perry, married in 1787 in Granville, NC, and two of their grandchildren. Settled Parkes Ridge in 1806. Erected in loving memory of their children who went to Missouri in 1817.At this point, I do not have a better description of the location of the cemetery.
Official website for Park, Parke, Parks, Parkes, etc. surname.
Margaret Lynn Lewis (1726IRE-abt1797) marr. abt 1761 William Crow (est 1726-) Their daughter Margaret (Peggy) Crow married Josiah Wilson. Margaret and Josiah Wilson are the first generation of this line to be included in the Kinfolks of William Parke and Synah Perry book.
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