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Wesley PARKS

Male Abt 1824 - 1865  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name Wesley PARKS 
    Born Abt 1824  IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Apr 1865  Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Disease during Civil War 
    Buried Nashville National Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

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

      Wesley is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 26 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1824. According to the 1850 census, he 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, Wesley was born in Indiana.]

      Listed with Wesley is his wife, Mary A., who was then 24 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1826. According to the 1850 census, she was born in OH.

      Also listed with Wesley is his daughter, Caroline, who was then 2 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1848. According to the 1850 census, she was born in IL.

      Also listed with Wesley is his daughter, Nancy J., who was then 3 months old; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1850. According to the 1850 census, she was born in IL.

      Also listed with Wesley is Elizabeth COOPER, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1843. According to the 1850 census, she was born in IL. The relationship between Wesley PARKS and Elizabeth COOPER is not listed in the 1850 census.

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

      Wesley is listed in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 34 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1826. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IN.

      Listed with Wesley is his wife, Mary, who was then 30 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1830. According to the 1860 census, she was born in OH.

      Also listed with Wesley is his daughter, Caroline, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1847. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IL. [Her name is listed as Chroline in the index to the 1860 census.]

      Also listed with Wesley is his daughter, Malissa, who was then 11 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1849. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IL.

      Also listed with Wesley is his son, Henry, who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1851. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IL.

      Also listed with Wesley is his daughter, Merilla, who was then 8 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1852. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IL.

      (3) Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database <http://www.ilsos.gov/genealogy/>:

      ILLINOIS CIVIL WAR DETAIL REPORT

      Name: PARKS, WESLEY
      Rank: PVT
      Company: G
      Unit: 48 IL US INF

      Personal Characteristics:
      Residence:
      Age: 42
      Height: 5' 7"
      Hair: DARK
      Eyes: BLUE
      Complexion: DARK
      Marital Status: N/A
      Occupation: FARMER
      Nativity: IN

      Service Record:
      Joined When: NOV 15, 1864
      Joined Where: QUINCY, IL
      Joined By Whom: N/A
      Period: 1 YR
      Muster In: NOV 15, 1864
      Muster In Where: QUINCY, IL
      Muster In By Whom: N/A
      Muster Out: N/A
      Muster Out Where: N/A
      Muster Out By Whom: N/A
      Remarks: DIED OF DISEASE APR 6, 1865 AT CHATTANOOGA TENN

      (4) www.findagrave.com:

      Wesley Parks
      Birth: Unknown
      Death: Apr. 6, 1865

      Burial: Nashville National Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
      Plot: R, 7659

      Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
      Record added: Mar 04, 2000
      Find A Grave Memorial# 3197858
    Person ID I22909  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2020 

    Father William PARKS,   b. Abt 1800, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 28 Jun 1870  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother --- (PARKS) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1824 
    Family ID F10088  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary A. McHURIN,   b. Abt 1826, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 5 Aug 1844  Schuyler County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2020 09:55:40 
    Family ID F10086  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
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  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Illinois StatewideMarriage Index, 1763???1900 : Groom: PARKS, WESLEY Bride: MCHURIN, MARY Date: 1844-08-05 Vol./Page: 001/0124 License No.: 00001069 County: SCHUYLER.