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Pleasant PARKS

Male 1803 - 1865  (62 years)


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  • Name Pleasant PARKS 
    Born 4 Mar 1803  SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Oct 1865  Scott County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Parks-Robinson Cemetery, Scott County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) According to an affidavit of Elizabeth (BARNHILL) PARKS dated 29 June 1843, Pleasant was the 11th child of Hugh PARKS and Elizabeth (BARNHILL) PARKS. [This document is Hugh PARKS' Revolutionary War pension file.]

      (2) In an affidavit dated March 2, 1829 [also in his Revolutionary War pension file], Hugh PARKS, Sr. stated:

      "I have seven children living three of whom reside with me to wit my son Pleasant Parks aged about 25 years and my 2 daughters Elizabeth Parks aged about 23 years and Sally Parks aged about 19 years."

      (3) A household headed by Plesant PARKS is listed in the 1840 census of Winchester Township, Scott County, IL.

      Listed in Plesant's household are 1 free white male under 5 years of age; 1 free white male between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 30 and 40 years of age; and 1 free white female between 20 and 30 years of age.

      Assuming that Plesant is the free white male listed in the 1840 census as then being between 30 and 40 years of age, he would have been born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that Plesant's wife is the free white female listed in the 1840 census as then being between 20 and 30 years of age, she would have been born between 1810 and 1820, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in Plesant's household are children of Plesant and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 2 sons (1 of which sons would have been born between 1835 and 1840, and 1 of which sons would have been born between 1830 and 1835, according to the 1840 census).

      (4) A household headed by Pleasant PARKS is listed in the 1850 census of Scott County, IL.

      Pleasant is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 48 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1802. According to the 1850 census, he was born in SC.

      Listed with Pleasant is his wife, Abigail, who was then 34 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1816. According to the 1850 census, she was born in .

      Also listed with Pleasant is his son, Allen W., a farmer who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1832. According to the 1850 census, he was born in IL.

      Also listed with Pleasant is his son, John S., a farmer who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1835. According to the 1850 census, he was born in IL.

      Also listed with Pleasant is his daughter, Mary A., who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1841. According to the 1850 census, she was born in IL.

      (5) A household headed by Pleasant PARKS is listed in the 1860 census of Scott County, IL.

      Pleasant is listed in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 56 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1804. According to the 1860 census, he was born in SC.

      Listed with Pleasant is his wife, Abigal, who was then 45 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1815. According to the 1860 census, she was born in OH.

      (6) http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/comments.php?id=14494:

      PARKS-ROBINSON CEMETERY

      This Scott County burial site is on the south side of a fence that is exactly one mile south of the Morgan-Scott County line, and is about two miles directly south of Chapin's business district. The densely wooded burial site is east of the nearest north-south roadway. Legal description of the cemetery is in the west half of the northeast quarter of Section 23 in Township 15 N Range 12 W. The abstract to the property, owned by Edwin Lakamp of Chapin, reveals that three rods square are reserved as a burial ground. In addition to the toppled tombstones listed below, the remnants of three horribly weathered brown sandstone markers still protrude about six inches above the ground. Mr. Lakamp remembers seeing other tombstones on the hilltop, but a search for them was unfruitful. He remembers that one of the missing tombstones marked the grave of Hardin Parks, and that Hardin Parks either was born or died in 1870. The compilers are indebted to Mr. Clifford Thaxton of Jacksonville and to Mr. Lakamp, both of whom took the compilers to the cemetery.

      List of Tombstones . . .

      Pleasant [Parks] Died 13 Oct 1865 Age 62 Yr 7 Mo 9 Da

      (This man's tombstone is lying flat on the ground about four feet north of a large tree and about six feet north of Lydia Parks' fallen stone. His marriage license is recorded in the court house at Jacksonville. It shows that he married Abigail Hobson on Jan. 13, 1837. In Deed book 0 on page 401, dated April 21, 1831, is recorded the transaction whereby he bought the west half of the northeast quarter of Section 23 in Township 15 North Range 12 West. Mr. Parks paid Asa Rankin $112 for the land. At that time the land involved was a part of Morgan County, but in 1839 it became part of Scott County when the latter county was set off from Morgan County.)
    Person ID I23249  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 

    Father Hugh PARKS, Sr.,   b. 15 Feb 1747, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1838, Scott County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth BARNHILL,   b. 1764,   d. Bef 13 May 1844, Scott County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 18 Dec 1782  Rutherford County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abigail HOBSON,   b. 4 Jan 1811, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1899, Scott County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1831  Morgan County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 10:18:54 
    Family ID F10248  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Illinois StatewideMarriage Index, 1763???1900 : Groom: PARKS, PLEASANT Bride: HOBSON, ABIGAL Date: 1831-01-13 Vol./Page: 00A/0011 License No.: 00000511 County: MORGAN.