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John PARKS

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  • Name John PARKS 
    Born Between 1750 and 1760 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 

    • (1) History of Jackson County, Indiana, Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1886, p. 397:

      GRASSY FORK TOWNSHIP belongs to that tier of townships forming the southern part of the county, and lying along the course of the Muscatatauk River. It received its name from the creek that flows through it. In area it is not as large as the average township of Jackson County. It was originally covered with a dense growth of forest trees, which has contributed in no small degree to the wealth of the township. The soil is fertile and well adapted to the cultivation of all products peculiar to this climate. Concerning the mineral resources of the township but little can be said. If there are any important mineral deposits, they are yet undiscovered and undeveloped. It is particularly an agricultural township, and but little attention has been given to anything else, even around the little towns. . . .

      It is said by some that the first settlement made in this township was in the fall of 1815, or the spring of 1816, by old Mr. Burge, while others claim that Burge was preceded by at least two or three families. There being no one now living who knew the truth of the matter, the writer was content to let it remain in doubt. Soon after the first settlement was made others came, and, in 1819, we find that a dozen or more families had settled and built rude log huts. Among the first [was] . . . John Parks. . . .

      (2) A household headed by John PARK is listed in the 1820 census of Jackson County, IN.

      Listed in John's household are 1 free white male over 45 years of age; 2 free white females under 10 years of age; and 1 free white female between 26 and 45 years of age.

      Since only 1 male is listed in John's household, he must be the free white male listed in the 1820 census as then being over 45 years of age. He was born before 1775, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that John's wife is the free white female listed in the 1820 census as then being between 26 and 45 years of age, she would have been born between 1775 and 1794, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in John's household are children of John and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 2 daughters (which daughters would have been born between 1810 and 1820, according to the 1820 census.

      [Note by compiler: This John PARK is probably the same person as the John PARKS mentioned on p. 397 of History of Jackson County, Indiana.]

      (3) A household headed by John PARKS is listed in the 1830 census of Grassy Fork Township, Jackson County, IN.

      Listed in John's household are 1 free white male between 70 and 80 years of age; and 1 free white female between 50 and 60 years of age.

      Since only 1 male is listed in John's household, he must be the free white male listed in the 1830 census as then being between 70 and 80 years of age. He was born between 1750 and 1760, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that John's wife is the free white female listed in the 1830 census as then being between 50 and 60 years of age, she would have been born between 1770 and 1780, according to the 1830 census.
    Person ID I23391  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2017 

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