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William PARKS

Male Abt 1800 - Aft 1870  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name William PARKS 
    Born Abt 1800  SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 28 Jun 1870 
    Notes 
    • (1) The compiler believes that William PARKS resided in IN at the time of the 1830 census, since William had a son, Wesley, who was born in IN in about 1824, and William had a daughter, Keziah, who was born in IN in about 1831.

      There were 5 households headed by a William PARKS in the 1830 census of IN. These households were as follows:

      William Parks - Crawford County, IN
      William Parks, Sr. - Decatur County, IN
      William Parks, Jr. - Decatur County, IN
      William Parks - Monroe County, IN
      William Parks - Scott County, IN

      (2) The compiler believes that William PARKS resided in IL at the time of the 1840 census, since William had a son, George W., who was born in IL in 1837, and William married Sophronia McHERRIN in Schuyler County, IL on May 4, 1849.

      (3) A household headed by William PORKS is listed in the 1840 census of Precinct 1, Schuyler County, IL. [The compiler believes that William PORKS was really William PARKS.]

      Listed in William's household are 1 free white male under 5 years of age; 2 free white males between 15 and 20 years of age; 1[?] free white male between 30 and 40 years of age [the number in this column appears to have been obliterated]; 1 free white male between 40 and 50 years of age; 1 free white female between 10 and 15 years of age; and 1 free white female between 30 and 40 years of age.

      Assuming that William is the free white male listed in the 1840 census as then being between 40 and 50 years of age, he would have been born between 1790 and 1800, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that William's wife is the free white female listed in the 1840 census as then being between 30 and 40 years of age, she would have been born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1840 census.

      The listing of 1 free white male in the age 30-40 column appears to have been a mistake.

      Assuming that the other persons in William's household are children of William and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 3 sons (1 of which sons would have been born between 1835 and 1840, and 2 of which sons would have been born between 1820 and 1825, according to the 1840 census) and 1 daughter (which daughter would have been born between 1825 and 1830, according to the 1840 census).

      (4) A household headed by William PARKS is listed in the 1850 census of Eden Township, Schuyler County, IL, next to a household headed by his son, Wesley.

      William is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 50 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1800. According to the 1850 census, he was born in SC.

      Listed with William is his wife, Sophronia, who was then 50 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1800. According to the 1850 census, she was born in VT.

      Also listed with William is his daughter, Keziah, who was then 19 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1831. According to the 1850 census, she was born in "Ia." [Note by compiler: The U.S. Postal Service did not institute its two-letter state postal codes until 1963, so the abbreviation "Ia," as used in the 1850 census, could have referred to Indiana or Iowa. According to sources other than the 1850 census, Keziah was born in Indiana.]

      Also listed with William is his son, George, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1837. According to the 1850 census, he was born in IL.

      (5) A household headed by Williams PARKS is listed in the 1860 census of Augusta Township, Hancock County, IL, next to a household headed by his son, Wesley.

      Williams is listed in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 60 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1800. According to the 1860 census, he was born in SC.

      Listed with Williams is his wife, Sophrona, who was then 60 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1800. According to the 1860 census, she was born in VT.

      Also listed with Williams is his daughter, Keziah, who was then 22 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1838. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IN.

      Also listed with Williams is his son, George, who was then 23 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1837. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IL. [He is erroneously listed in the index to the 1860 census as having then been 33 years of age.]

      Also listed with Williams is Elizabeth COOPER, who was then 27 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1833. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IL. The relationship between Williams PARKS and Elizabeth COOPER is not listed in the 1860 census.

      (6) A household headed by William PARKS is listed in the 1870 census of Augusta Township, Hancock County, IL.

      William is listed in the 1870 census as a retired farmer who was then 70 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1800. According to the 1800 census, he was born in SC.

      Also listed with William is his wife, Sophronia, who was then 70 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1800. According to the 1800 census, she was born in VT.
    Person ID I22834  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 9 May 2021 

    Family 1 --- (PARKS) 
    Married Bef 1824 
    Children 
     1. Wesley PARKS,   b. Abt 1824, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1865, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
     2. Keziah PARKS,   b. Abt 1831, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. George W. PARKS,   b. Mar 1837, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 9 May 2021 
    Family ID F10057  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sophronia McHERRIN,   b. Abt 1800, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 28 Jun 1870  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 4 May 1849  Schuyler County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 9 May 2021 
    Family ID F10056  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Illinois StatewideMarriage Index, 1763???1900 : Groom: PARKS, WILLIAM Bride: MCHERRIN, SAPHRONIA Date: 1849-05-04 Vol./Page: 001/0173 License No.: 00001508 County: SCHUYLER.