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Silas J. Parker, born 1833, from upper SC. in 1860 Franklin Co. Georgia Census:
Posted by: Rickey Godfrey (ID *****2383) Date: October 18, 2006 at 23:24:16
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Hello,

I'm looking for parents and siblings of Silas J. Parker, born c. 1833, in South Carolina. I believe that Silas Parker may have married Mahulda Story, (Storey) a daughter of Kindred and Delila Henderson Storey, who were in the 1850 to 1880 censuses, in Fairview Township, Greenville County, South Carolina. Perhaps, Silas and Mahulda were married in Greenville, Laurens, Union, or Anderson Counties of SC. Anyway, Silas and Mahulda are in the 1860 Census for Franklin County, Georgia, Carnesville PO. on Archival page 660. The census says they were both from SC. Silas, age 27; Mahulda, 24; Children, Rachael E., 9; and John S. (should be H.) age 2. This child was my great grandfather, John Henry Parker, 1859?-1914.

Silas J. Parker, was a Civil War Confederate soldier, from Franklin County, Georgia, Roster ID. No. 1157, joined the Georgia 24th Infantry, Company H., Currahee's Rangers, I believe, in August, 1861. His War record says he was killed on Christmas Day of 1862, probably in or near Fredericksburg, Virginia.

The 1860 Franklin County census, and his brief Civil War record are the only two references I've been able to find for Silas J. Parker. Wonder what the J. stood for?

He is apparently not the Silas Parker, born in 1827, in Union County, South Carolina. This Silas, along with his father, Silas Reese Parker, and several brothers, went to Pope County, Arkansas about 1858. Maybe, he's the James Parker listed in 1850 Laurens County, SC. Census, that was born in 1829, I don't know. Mahulda Storey, who I believe was Silas J. Parker's wife, lived in 1850's in Fairview Township, Greenville, South Carolina near present-day Fountain Inn, near the Laurens County line. Other than these two remote possibilities, no other leads have surfaced.

By 1870, Mahulda Story, was back in the home of her parents, Kindred and Lilla Story, in Fairview township, Greenville County, listed as Huldah Story, age 31; with children, Rachel, 16; John, 13; and a daughter, Julia, age nine months. They are listed all with the last name of Story. However, in 1880 Fairview township, Greenville County, Kindred Storey's daughter still living in his house is listed as Huldy Parker, age 40, with daughter Julia Parker, age 10. Apparently, too much to explain to the census taker. Obviously, I don't believe the daughter, Julia was a Parker, since Silas Parker was killed in the Civil War.

In Fairview township, 1889 and 1891 are two land transactions between Kindred Story, and John H. Parker, my great grandfather.

Finding out about Silas Parker, and what Parker family he belongs to has been a real brick wall for me. Hope someone can help. Please email me at:

rickeygodfrey@comcast.net.

Thanks,

Rickey Godfrey




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