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Thomas PARKS, Sr.

Male Abt 1670 - Bef 1761  (~ 91 years)


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  • Name Thomas PARKS 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 1670  Old Rappahannock County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN LL80-DQ 
    Name Thomas PARKES Sr. 
    Will 24 Feb 1752  Albemarle County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 12 Mar 1761  Albemarle County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 12 Mar 1761  Albemarle County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Parks, James Edgar and Barbara Catron, Genealogy of the Parks and Related Families, August 2002 <http://web.utk.edu/~jeparks>, pp. 16-19:

      Thomas Parkes (Parks) . . .

      Thomas Parks was born around 1670 and had settled in Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, by 1724. He signed a will in 1752 in Albemarle Co., VA, and died March 13, 1761, in Albemarle Co., Virginia. His wife's name is not listed. The order of the children's births is not known. . . .

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      Thomas Parkes' Land Transactions . . .

      • February 25, 1728, Spotsylvania Co., VA - Deed Bk. A, p. 377 - Alexander Spottswood to Thomas Parks: A plantation in the forks of the Rappahannock River against the mouth of Hunting Creek. . . .

      • July 7, 1741 - Orange Co. Deed Bk. 6, p. 183 - Thomas Parks of Orange Co. to Christopher Hutchins (son in law) land in St. Marks Parish in the forks of Rappahannock River.

      • March 5, 1741 - Orange Co. Deed Bk. 4 - Thomas Parks to my beloved son Samuel Parks, land on the Rappahanock River.

      • 1751 - . . . Thomas Parks, Sr. bought 400 acres of land from John Graves of Caroline Co., VA. . . .

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      Thomas Parkes' Will . . .

      In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Parks of Ballingers Mountain in Albemarle County being very weak in bodily constitution but perfect sense and memory considering the perils and dangers of this transitory life and to avoid future strife and controversy I do make and constitute this my last will and testament.

      First, I do commit my body to the grave and my soul unto God who gave it and from many causes and consideration I do bequeath all my worldly stock and substance unto my best beloved son Thomas Parks, likewise I do make and constitute him to be my sole heir and executor.

      Secondly, I do leave unto my son John Parks an English Shilling.

      Thirdly, I do leave unto my son Sam'l Parks an English Shill.

      Fourthly, I do leave unto my son Charles Parks an English Shill, and

      Fifthly, I do leave unto my daughter Martha Russell, otherwise Parks, an English Shill.

      Sixthly, I do leave unto my daughter Mary Bond an English Shill.

      Seventhly, I do leave unto my daughter Elizabeth Hutchins an English Shill.

      As witness my hand this Twenty Fourth of February in the year of our Lord God One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Two.

      Thomas Parks

      Being Present:
      Daniel Burford
      Allex x Duggins [His Mark]

      At a Court held for Albemarle County the 12th day of March 1761, this will was proven in Court by the oaths of Daniel Burford and Alexander Duggins the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Thomas Parks the Executor therein named who made oath according to law certificate was granted him for obtaining a probate thereof giving security on which with Thomas Josling and Thomas Cottrel his securities entered into and acknowledged there bond accordingly.

      Test
      John Nicholes Clk.
      W.B. 2 p. 101 . . .

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      Thomas Parkes' Children (Uncertain of Birth Order)

      1. Thomas Parks (generation 2) married Priscilla _____ and lived in Orange and Amherst Counties in Virginia and Wilkes County, North Carolina. He died in 1791. (Larry Wilson lists Thomas' birth between 1720-1725 and his death as October 1790. He lists Priscilla's last name as Blanton, daughter of Richard Blanton.)

      2. Mary Parks (generation 2) was born about 1706 probably in Essex County, Virginia. Mary married John Bond and lived in Orange County, Virginia. (Larry Wilson lists Mary's birth about 1715 and death 1779.)

      3. John Parks (generation 2) was born in 1706 in Essex County, Virginia. He lived in Orange and Albemarle Counties in Virginia before moving to North Carolina. He died in 1791 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. John married Mary Sharp. (Larry Wilson's www page lists John's birth date as May 18, 1708, and death as 1793.)

      4. Samuel Parks (generation 2) was born about 1712 probably in Essex County, Virginia. Samuel married Mary North. He lived in Orange and Halifax Counties in Virginia and North Carolina. (Larry Wilson lists Samuel's birth as 1710 and death about 1790. He notes that Samuel was a very wealthy landowner in Orange, Rowan, and Randolph Counties in NC and Halifax, Spots, Amherst, and Pitts Counties in VA.) . . .

      5. Charles Parks (generation 2) was born about 1714 probably in Essex County, Virginia. Charles married Susannah _____ and lived in Orange County, Virginia, in North Carolina, and in Georgia. Larry Wilson lists Charles' birth at about 1716 and his death after 1784 in Elbert Co., GA. 6. Martha Parks (generation 2) married _____ Russell. They lived in Orange County, Virginia. (Larry Wilson lists Martha's birth as 1710 and husband as Peter Russell.) . . .

      6. Martha Parks (generation 2) married _____ Russell. They lived in Orange County, Virginia. (Larry Wilson lists Martha's birth as 1710 and husband as Peter Russell.)

      7. Elizabeth Parks (generation 2) was born about 1725 (Larry Wilson lists 1724) probably in Essex County, Virginia. She lived in Orange and Pittsylvania Counties in Virginia. She married Christopher Hutchings. Elizabeth died after May 1803.

      (2) www.findagrave.com:

      Thomas Parks
      Birth: 1684, Rappahannock County, Virginia, USA
      Death: Mar. 12, 1761, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA

      He was my 7th Great Grandfather.

      Thomas was actually born in Old Rappahanock Co., VA

      He married Sarah Miller about 1705, Albemarle Co., VA.

      To this union were born seven children:

      • John b-18 May 1706, m-Mary Sharp
      • Martha b-1710, m-Peter Russell
      • Samuel b-1714, m-Mary North
      • Mary b-1715, m-Charles Bond, Sr
      • Charles b-1716, m-Susannah ????
      • Elizabeth b-1719, m-Christopher Hutchins
      • Thomas II b-1720, m-Priscilla Blanton

      Actual burial location is unknown.

      Family links: Parents: John Parks (1642 - 1716); Spouse: Sarah Miller Parks (1686 - 1764); Children: Mary Parks Bond (1715 - 1779)

      Burial: Unknown

      Created by: Rochelle C
      Record added: Mar 31, 2013
      Find A Grave Memorial# 107618794
    Person ID I22998  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2022 

    Family Sarah MILLER,   b. Abt 1670 
    Children 
     1. John PARKS, Sr.,   b. 18 May 1706, Essex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Feb 1793, Wilkes County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 86 years)
     2. Martha PARKS,   b. Abt 1710, Essex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Samuel PARKS, Sr.,   b. Between 1710 and 1712, Essex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1790, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     4. Charles PARKS, Sr.,   b. Abt 1714, Essex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1784, Elbert County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     5. Mary PARKS,   b. Abt 1715, Essex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1779, Culpeper County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     6. Thomas PARKS, Jr.,   b. Between 1720 and 1725, Essex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1790, Wilkes County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     7. Elizabeth PARKS,   b. 1724, Essex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 30 May 1803, Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 79 years)
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F10151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Moses PARKS, Sr.