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Samuel and Miles Parker in Wake Co., NC
Posted by: Deloris Wynne-Riley (ID *****6204) Date: July 05, 2004 at 15:42:22
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I am trying to tie my Mahala Parker Hortman,b.1830 SC daughter of Henry E. Parker,b. 1807 NC in with the family of John Parker and Sarah Gordy.
In the Book, "Abstracts of the Early Deeds of Wake County, North Carolina, 1785-1802" I have found both a Samuel Parker and a Miles Parker owning land in Wake Co. Samuel owned land there in 1795 and Miles in 1753. Could these men be related to the Parkers who were in Alabama?
Here is my gr-gr grandfather:
PARKER, HENRY E. b. 1807 in North Carolina and died in 1868 in Butler Co., Alabama
married “Elizabeth” born in 1800 in North Carolina .I assume they were married in North Carolina since their first child was born there. They moved to SC where Mahala was born and on to GA sometime between 1830 – 1836.
Elizabeth was still living when Henry Parker died.
Henry was a Minister of The Primative Gospel Baptist Church.
Henry E. Parker sold four acres to the Free Will Baptist Church of Bethel in a deed dated 5 April 1854 and witnessed by Isaac Mulkey. Another interesting twist, Moses Savell, (1766-1814), supposedly, married Hannah Mulkey!

Children of Henry E. Parker and Elizabeth::       
1.       Mahala, b. 1830, SC m Abraham Hortman
2.       Henry J., b. 1836, GA m. Rebecca
3.       Elizabeth, b. 1840,Talbot Co., GA                             m.William J. Foster
4.       Amanda        m.Gideon Blair
MY OTHER PARKER
Mary Ann Parker, parents unknown, wife of Aaron Savell, son of John and Hannah Savell was born in Georgia-West Florida in 1811.
I have read that in that day & time, some people were unsure of whether they actually resided in Georgia or Florida.
Another slant: There is a slight possibility that Mary Ann Parker Savell could have been Benjamin Parker’s first cousin. Benjamin & Nancy purchased property in both Hinds Co. & Copiah Co., MS in 1817. Benjamin was born in NC between 1770-75. My Savells were there in both counties at the same time. Aaron Savell, Mary Ann’s husband, and his people seem to have followed the same trail.
Rev. Noah Parker Sr. was son of Samuel Parker who was born 7 June 1765 in Worcester Co. MD and died 23 May 1840, Red Level, Covington Co., Ala
I will begin by focusing on Noah Parker, Sr. because I know a “Noah” Parker was in same area as my Henry E. Parker (they were both born the same year, 1804) plus Noah Parker, Sr. married Frances, widow of Hansel Dickens. Hansel and Frances Dickens had one daughter, Pruda (Prudy) Angelina Dickens who married James Henry Hortman in 1878 in Butler Co., Ala. James Henry (to be called “Henry”) was son of Abraham Hortman and Mahala Parker. Frances’ daughter, Prudy, would have been born c 1847 so Frances Probably married in the early 1840’s. Remember, Noah Parker was much older than Frances when he married her.. Noah Parker, Sr. died in 1867.
Noah Parker (1804-1867) was son of Mary Parker, b. 28 Aug. 1774 in Dorchester, MD and died 12 Dec. 1861 in Ala. She is buried in Fairmont Cem. in Red Level, Alabama.
Mary Parker married Samuel Parker (here we get into “cousins” inter-marrying) in 1792 in GA. Samuel Parker was born 2 June 1765 in Worcester Md and Died 23 May 1840 in Alabama.

(Rev.)Noah Parker (1804-1867) died 3 Oct. 1867 in Butler Co., Ala. bur Fairmont Cem.Red Level, Butler Co. Ala. Same place as his mother.. Noah married Catherine Eddins and had 14 children--Nancy, John T m. A. J. Savell., Noah Parker Jr (b Feb. 9, 1830)., Elisha, Mary C., Elizabeth A. m. J. M. Savell, William H., Martha Jane, Eliza, Samuel, Benjamin Wilson, Sara Ann M., Andrew J. and Francis—whew! No wonder there are so many Parkers!

We know that our Henry E. Parker was in Butler Co., Ala in 1857 based on a land deed.
Henry E. Parker was born the same year (1804) as Noah Parker but Henry was born in NC. Both died a year apart in Butler Co., Ala. I have a copy of a lengthy will for Henry E. Parker dated Feb. 10th 1868.

Rev. Noah Parker was pastor of the Brushy Creek Baptist Church for a number of years. The Church Cemetery lies two miles east of Chapman Ala. My Henry E. Parker was also a Minister of the Gospel for the Baptist Church
Like many other Greene Co. GA families, the Parkers (Samuel/Noah) participated in land sales at nearby Milledgeville, GA in 1817-1819. They joined the migration into what is now Escambia Co., Ala. At that time it was a part of Baldwin and Conecuh counties and was still occupied by Indians. The Parkers settled in the area that became the Roberts Community. It was located just east of what is now Brewton, the county seat of Escambia which county seat was created in 1868.

OK, Our Henry E. Parker got his Master Mason Degree in Dean Lodge No. 112 at Brooklyn, Conecuh County, Alabama which is located about twelve or fifteen miles from Brewton Alabama on 06-03-1865. He was shown for none-payment of dues on 12-08-1877. This, I am sure is because he died Feb. 10, 1868 in Butler Co., Alabama

I visited Conecuh County Court House in Alabama in 1979. I found no records for any Hortmans and no Henry Parker.

After experiencing almost insurmountable inconveniences, and with ever increasing hositilities from the Indians, the Parkers returned to their holdings in GA where they remained only two years. This was when Henry E. Parker (Baptist Preacher) was in Crawford Co., GA with Abraham Hortman) Once again they ventured back to their lands in South Alabama.

The following Parkers were in Talbot Co., GA in 1840: John W., Wm. R., Simion, Henry E., Richard, Robert, M. B., Wm., Sherrod and Stephen Simeon Parker and William Reese Parker were descendants of John Parker and Sarah Gordy.

Talbot County GA Marriages:
John W. Parker toSarah Wethers Aug. 28, 1834
Richard Parker to Janett Brown May 7, 1835
Sherrod Parker to Candis Camp Oct. 14, 1838
Stephen Parker to Mary B. Law July 24, 1836

#175 Talbot Co (1850). census:
James Parker b NC age 61
Eda Parker b NC age 63
John Parker b GA age 25
Joseph Parker b GA age 24
Is there any possibility that this could be Henry E. Parker’s father and mother? James Parker came to GA as early as 1825, while Henry did not leave NC until 1831-36. We could be safe in assuming that this Parker family is definitely close kin to Henry E. Parker and Elizabeth.
1856

BUTLER COUNTY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, by Marilyn Davis Hahn:
Pgs. 171, 172, 173, 174
Real Estate Taxes for 1856: (there are 12 precincts listed)
Precinct No. 12: Henry E. Parker, Benjamin Parker, Noah Parker, Jr., and Arthur Parker

Trivia: De Soto Parish, LA Mansfield City Cemetery:
Parker. Amanda 14 Sept. 1810 – 18 Aug. 1872
Parker, Stephen D. 7 Nov. 1809 – 14 June 1865
They were parents of Dr. William Newton Cunningham’s wife #2
Dr. Cunningham’s mother was my gr-gr-gr grandmother, Nancy Elzey Morgan Cunningham.
1866. 23 Feb. De Soto Parish, LA.: Succession of Stephen D. Parker, Dec’d. Inventory…the same to be appraised by Peter D. Wynn * Stephen S. Cary. Signed by P. D. Wynne
(P. D. Wynne was my great grandfather)
Is there any possibility Stephen D. was the same Stephen Parker in Talbot Co., GA in 1836?

1860 There were no Hortmans in Talbot Co. GA I did find the following Parkers:
John W. Parker, age 46, born GA
John L. Parker, age 34, born in GA with Edith, age 60 living with him. She was born in NC

I strongly believe that Henry E. Parker was also a descendant of John Parker and Sarah Gordy.

Can anyone tie Henry E. Parker, father of Mahala Parker, wife of Abraham Hortman, in with the other Parkers of Butler County. Henry died in Butler Co. in 1868. I believe it is very possible that Henry was a grandson of John Parker and Sarah Gordy—son of one of John and Sarah’s unidentified sons that stopped in NC on their way to GA. Why else would he stay so close to other descendants of John and Sarah?
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Note that Noah Parker, Sr. signed a document June 1834 in Alabama with his sons, John, Noah & Samuel Jr.
Noah Sr. b. 1804 GA;d. 3 Oct.1867 Butler Co.,Ala.Bur.Fairmont Cem.in Red Level
Butler Co., Ala. Markers placed by Dr. Odis Little who m. #2 Ms. Frances Dickens.
Remember, Noah Parker, Sr. also married Ms. Frances Dickens but they were divorced.
Martha Nancy Parker had brothers, John, Noah & Peter & sister Sarah
These boys settled in the Roberts Community in 1817, near Brewton in Escambia Co., ALA. (This must have been Noah Sr. )
Noah Parker’s daughter, Elizabeth Abigail Parker m. Benjamin Savell, son of Moses Savell, brother of our John Savell whose son, Aaron married Mary Ann Parker. Once again, who were her parents?

Henry E. Parker and Noah Parker, Sr. were both Baptist Preachers.

1850 -#766 –Conecuh Co., Ala census: Samuel Parker, age 40, born in GA (1810) has wife, Rachel; children : Ashley, Noah, age 15, b. Ala (1835); Peter, Miles S., age 11, b.Ala. Phillip, Samuel J., Thomas, , James H., Mary J. & Jane Hedgepeth (not mother of Rachel who was a “Mason”).
Noah m. I Bennett and his sister, Elizabeth A. (b. 1835) m. J. M. Savell, son of Moses Savell who was brother of our John Savell whose son, Aaron, Married Mary Ann Parker

1807 Henry E. Parker is born in NC

1810 The above mentioned Samuel Parker, born in 1810 in GA as listed in the 1850 Conecuh Co.,
Alabama census was born the same year as Mary Ann Parker Savell, .

1810       Mary Ann Parker (Mrs. Aaron Savell) is born on the 18th of August in Georgia-West Florida. We do not know who her parents were.

1823 Copiah County, MS was formed 21 Jan. 1823 from Hinds Co. being a part of the Choctaw Cession of 1820.
The first tax list for the County contained the following names:
James Parker, William Parker and Benjamin Parker
William Savell and James Savell-each of their land values was $0.75.
(Could these Parkers be kin to Mary Ann Parker who married our Aaron Savell?)
Now, the plot thickens and there is, possibly, a Hortman involvement with the same Parker family as Mary Ann Parker, wife of Aaron Savell--???

1830 August 20. Mahala Parker, daughter of Henry E. Parker and Elizabeth (Proctor?) was born in South Carolina. Their second child was born in 1836 in GA.

1851, State of GA, Talbot Co. An indenture between Henry E. Parker to Henry Hortman a piece of land in the plan of survey No. seventy two in the fourteenth District formerly Muscogee, now Talbot Co. Henry had bought this land in January 1851 and in July sold four acres of it to the Free Will Baptist Church of Bethel. Part of the 14th District later on was Talbot Co. and then Taylor Co.
Taylor County was taken from Talbot, Muskogee, Macon & a little of Crawford Counties.

1862 May 19th. Noah Parker is sworn into CSA by S. J. Bolling in Greenville, Alabama. S. J. Bolling was Probate Judge who signed Henry E. Parker’s will in 1868 in Butler Co., Ala.

Abraham Hortman,b.1826, d. 14 Dec. 1863 m. Mahala Parker, on 1/13/1846,Crawford Co.,Ala. She was born 1830,SC & was dau of Henry E.Parker,b.1807,NC & his wife, Elizabeth (Proctor ?) Abraham's son, James Henry Hortman,b.Sept. 1847, GA – d.1918 m. Pruda (Prudy) AngelinaDickens
James Henry (called “Henry” by his family) & Prudy had 3 children: Jenny Lee, Madge U.
& Henry (Hans)Pruda’s mother, Frances Stevens Dickens, married Noah Parker after her husband died.
Pruda divorced Noah after about 1 year of marriage (he was older than she) but they
did have one child together.

At this point in time, without further documentation, I will go on record as saying that I believe Henry E. Parker whose daughter, Mahala, married Abraham Hortman is from the John Parker & Sarah Gordy line although he is not listed as a descendant in the book entitled “Descendants of John Parker (1740-1793) and His Wife Sarah Gordy (1743-1825) of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Georgia” by Ima Zylks-Adcox.
Briefly: John Parker, b. 25 Sept. 1740 in Sussex Co. DL & d. 03 March 1793 in Hancock Co., GA married Sarah Gordy b. 11 Aug. 1743 MD & also died in Hancock Co., GA 28 Sept. 1825.
John’s will indicates that they were the parents of eight children; other records shows them with nine children: Hannah, Jacob, Priscilla, John (1769-1818)*, Elizabeth, Mary b. 1774 md Samuel Parker**; William, Peter and Elisha.
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In 1818 Samuel Parker is listed on the tax list of Conecuh Co. Ala.(father of Noah).

“The records indicate that the property owned and occupied by John, Sarah, and their descendants was registered in GA in Washington, Greene, & Hancock Counties as the lines changed.. . . like many other Greene County GA families, the Parkers participated in land sales at nearby Milledgeville GA in 1817-19. At that time it was a part of Baldwin and Conecuh Counties and was still occupied by Indians. The Parkers settled in the area that became the Roberts Community. It was located just east of what is now Brewton, the county seat of Escambia which county was created in 1868. . . After experiencing these almost unsurmountable inconveniences and with ever increasing hostilities from the Indians, the Parkers returned to their holding in Georgia where they remained only two years. Once again they ventured back to their lands in South Alabama.
Perhaps this explains Abraham Hortmans move from Ala to GA and back to Ala. (Abraham was married to Mahala Parker, daughter of Henry E. Parker.)
Later, in the Zylks-Adcox book, a “Henry Parker” is mentioned—this is an excerpt taken from “Writings From Lena Taylor and Edna Taylor of Milledgeville, GA in a Letter Dated 19 Aug 1959” (page 555):

“Our grandfather, John Wesley Parker had a sister that married John Gordy. He is probably of the same family as Sarah who married our John (1). . . Our great grandfather, Stephen Parker, had a brother named John Wesley for whom our grandfather was named. Father’s Uncle John Wesley Parker was married to Sarah Jane Womack and after she died, to Fannie Anne Hooks. Our great great great grandfather had a brother named Henry, according to family tradition. That Henry was our grandfather’s father, Stephen Parker’s Uncle.” (Now, figure that one out!)

Now, if all of this doesn’t confuse you, nothing will!
The following is listed as an attempt to establish lineage of Mahala Parker Hortman:
Note that Noah Parker, Sr. signed a document June 1834 in Alabama with his sons, John, Noah & Samuel Jr.
Noah Sr. b. 1804 GA;d.1867 Butler Co.,Ala.Bur.Fairmont Cem.in Red Level
Butler Co., Ala. Markers placed by Dr. Odis Little who m. #2 Ms. Frances Dickens.
Rev. Noah Parker is buried in Red Level, Butler Co.
Martha Nancy Parker had brothers, John, Noah & Peter & sister Sarah
These boys settled in the Roberts Community in 1817, near Brewton in Escambia Co., ALA. (This must have
Been Noah Sr. )
Henry E. Parker and Noah Parker, Sr. were both Baptist Preachers.
1850 -#766 –Conecuh Co., Ala census: Samuel Parker, age 40, born in GA (1810) has wife, Rachel; children : Ashley, Noah, age 15, b. Ala (1835); Peter, Miles S., age 11, b.Ala. Phillip, Samuel J., Thomas, , James H., Mary J. & Jane Hedgepeth (not mother of Rachel who was a “Mason”).
Noah m. I Bennett and his sister, Elizabeth A. (b. 1835) m. J. M. Savell
Now, the plot thickens and there is, possibly, a Hortman involvment with the same Parker family as Mary Ann Parker, wife of Aaron Savell--???




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