Descendants of Lewis ap David of Cardiganshire, Wales

The Parker Families of Southeast Mississippi

The Parker family of South Carolina is important to this research because three Lewis girls married three Parker boys. And, William Parker, Addison Parker, and Jacob B. Parker are listed in the 1855 Jasper Co MS probate for Walden Lewis.

Walden Lewis Probate

"The Eastern Clarion, Paulding, Jasper County, Mississippi, S.R. Adams, Editor, Jan 20, 1855, Vol. XVIII, No. 19, page 3, column 7, Item 3.

JASPER COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI:

To - Polly Lewis, widow of Walden Lewis, Sr. deceased; Willis Lewis, John Lewis; Alexander Lewis; Simeon Lewis; Zachariah Lewis; Louisa Parker and William Parker her husband; Polly Parker and Addison Parker her husband; Ipsabeth Davis [dau. of Cyrethia, dec.] and Larkin Davis her husband; Polly Davis [dau. of Cyrethia, dec.] and Alexander Davis her husband and John J. Williams, guardian ad litem of Willis, Matilda Jane, Carey, Barbara and John Williams, minor heirs of Cyrethia Williams, deceased, formerly Lewis and all other persons interested in the lands, tenements and hereditaments of Walden Lewis, Sr. -

You are cited to be and appear before the Hon. Probate Court of Jasper County at the courthouse thereof on the 3rd Monday of March next then and there to answer the petition of Matilda Parker and Jacob B. Parker her husband, heirs and distributees of Walden Lewis, Sr. deceased, for the sale of certain lands, tenements and hereditaments of said deceased, described in said petition as follows, to wit: Southeast quarter of NW-1/4; NE-1/4 of SW-1/4 and NW-1/4 of SE- /14, sect. 8, Township 3, Range 13E sit and lying in Jasper Co., Miss. "subject to the widower's dower," and be show cause if any they can why the same should not be sold and further to do and suffer such other things as shall be considered and ordered by the Court aforesaid in the premises.

Witness the Hon. Geo. W. Ryan, Judge of the Probate Court of said county 3rd Monday of Jan. 1855. Given under my hand and seal of office and issued 17th day of January 1855."

yDNA research shows that William Parker, Addison Parker, and Jacob Parker are all closely related and are members of Parker FG #28.

Parker Family Group 28
Jacob Parker b. 1778 South Carolina

-The oldest ancestor of P240 is Jacob PARKER, born 1778 in South Carolina, died in 1824 in Alabama or Mississippi. He married Lucretia BRADLEY before 1804. She was born in South Carolina in 1784, and died in Jasper County Mississippi in 1852.
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P244 descends from John H. PARKER, born about 1846 in Jasper County, Mississippi and died in 1870 in Jasper County, MS. He married first Martha Ann SUMRALL, daughter of Drury SUMRALL and Nancy PERRY. John's second wife was Sarah (Sallie) E. LOTT. John H. Parker appears to be the son of John PARKER who was married to Rhoda Ann (unknown). She is listed as his guardian on Jasper County MS. tax list of 1853 after the death of John Parker. 
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P260 descends from James Bunyon PARKER, b 1837.
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P272 descends from Addison B. PARKER, born about 1818 in Mississippi. Addison married Mary (Polly) LEWIS, who was born about 1820 in Greene County Mississippi. They descend though Addison's son Little Berry Parker, born abt 1845 in Jasper County, Mississippi and died in 1941 in Franklinton, Louisiana. Current evidence suggests that Addison PARKER is a son of Littleberry Abbington PARKER, born 1798, and that Addison PARKER and Martin PARKER (ancestor of P290) were brothers. 
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P289 was added to this group in June 2010. He descends from William PARKER, born 1807 in Georgia, and died in 1873 in Trinity County Texas. William married Louisa LEWIS.
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P290 was added to this group in July 2010. He descends from Littleberry Abington PARKER, born 1798 in North Carolina and (probably) Elizabeth "Betsy" BOUNDS, born 1802 in Tennessee or Mississippi. Littleberry migrated into Wayne County, MS by 1816 along with other Parkers, then into Jones and Jasper Counties. He settled in Washington Co., Alabama in the 1850s and 60s, before returning to Jones Co., MS to homestead there and then in Marion County, MS where he died around 1890. His son Martin Parker, born 1835 in Jasper County, MS, is the great grandfather of P290.

    Parker Family DNA Project <http://web.utk.edu/~corn/parkerdna/park5.htm#FG28> 20 May 2016.

When attempting to trace the Parker family migration history, we can use the migration history of the allied Lewis family. After the conclusion of the Indian Wars in Georgia and the lands which would become Alabama and Mississippi, the Lewis family migrated down the Three-Chopped Way from the frontier of Georgia through the Creek Nation to the American settlement north of Spanish Mobile where they settled on the Chickasawhay River in what was Greene Co, Mississippi Territory.

1805 Georgia Land Lottery Persons Entitled to Draws:
John Lewis Senr. (2)
Tavner Lewis (2)
Walden Lewis (2)
Note: A letter dated 2/21/1969 from the Secretary of State of Georgia states that Walden Lewis of Greene Co GA received 2 draws, both blank.

From the many Mississippi censuses, the preponderance of evidence indicates that the greater Parker family of Southeast Mississippi originated in South Carolina. Potential progenitors were enumerated in the 1816 Mississippi Territorial Census.

1810 Mississippi Territorial Census
Clarke Co Wayne Co Greene Co
Amos, Jesse, John, William, William L. Jacob, John, John, Jonathan, Sherwood William

 

    1. The Jacob Parker Line

 

    a. P240 Jacob Parker

"The oldest ancestor of P240 is Jacob PARKER, born 1778 in South Carolina, died in 1824 in Alabama or Mississippi. He married Lucretia BRADLEY before 1804. She was born in South Carolina in 1784, and died in Jasper County Mississippi in 1852."

The Jacob Parker family originated in South Carolina. From the birth records of Jacob's children, we learn that Jacob migrated from South Carolina to Georgia by 1805. Jacob next appears in the 1816 Wayne Co, Mississippi Territorial Census. The Walden Lewis family lived in Morgan Co GA. Did the Parker family encounter the Lewis family in Georgia or along the Three-Chopped Way en route to Mississippi?

Jacob Parker is not found in the 1820 Census. However, he could have been a member of the John Parker family of Wayne Co MS. And, Jacob Parker died 6/6/1824 in Wayne Co MS. But, Lucretia continued to husband the family in Jacob's place until her death in 1852 in Jasper Co MS.

Jasper Co., MS Court Probate Record 1851-1856 Book B p 205--dated 1853 MS Dept. of Archives and History
"In the matter of the estate of Lucretia Parker" -- names the children of Jacob and Lucretia Parker

"In the matter of the Estate of Lucretia Parker deceased for sale of land.

On reading and filing the petition of William Parker, Administrator of Lucretia Parker deceased, It is ordered by the court that 
Mary Chambers and Thomas H. Chambers her husband, 
Beedy Grayson and Lee Grayson her husband, 
Sarah Davis and Thomas Davis her husband, 
Elizabeth McDonald and Henry McDonald her husband, 
Levi B. Parker, Jacob Parker, Thomas Parker, John Parker,
the heirs of James D. Parker (James Drake Parker), deceased
the heirs of (empty space here) Hargrove, deceased who was the wife of James A. Hargrove.

 

    b. P289 William Parker

"P289. . . descends from William PARKER, born 1807 in Georgia, and died in 1873 in Trinity County Texas. William married Louisa LEWIS."

William Parker is believed to be a son of Jacob Parker. William is important to this research; as he married a daughter of Walden Lewis. Circumstantial evidence of the relationship to Jacob Parker is found in the 1850 Jasper Co MS census where William named a daughter after Lucretia and a son after Jacob.

 

FG #28 1850 Jasper Co., MS 33a 33:
47 50 Parker – William 42 GA; Louisa 37 GA; Lucretia 14 MS; Elizabeth 12; William 10; Jacob 8; Benjamin Franklin 3, Polly 1
1850 Federal Census: Jasper County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST   FIRST             AGE Sex Occup.  BIRTH
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47  50  Parker William           42  M   Farmer  Georgia
               Louisa            37  F           Georgia
               Lucretia          14  F           Miss
               Elizabeth         12  F           Miss
               William           10  M           Miss
               Jacob              8  M           Miss
               Benjamin Franklin  3  M           Miss
               Polly              1  F           Miss
1860 Federal Census: Trinity County, Texas
HN  FN   LAST   FIRST         AGE Sex Occup.  BIRTH
======================================================
282 282  Parker William       53  M   Farmer  Georgia
                Louisa        45  F           Miss
                Lucretia      24  F           Miss
                Elizabeth     22  F           Miss
                William       19  M           Miss
                Jacob         18  M           Miss
                Benjamin      14  M           Miss
                Polly         11  F           Miss
                Ellen          9  F           Miss
                John B.        7  M           Miss
                Amanda A.      2  F           Texas
1870 Federal Census: Trinity County, Texas
HN  FN   LAST   FIRST         AGE Sex Occup.  BIRTH
======================================================
282 282  Parker William       63  M   Farmer  Georgia
                Louisa        57  F           Miss
                Benjamin      22  M           Miss
                Ellen         16  F           Miss
                John          14  M           Miss
                Amanda        11  F           Texas

 

    c. Jacob B. Parker

Jacob B is believed to be the son of Jacob. And, Jacob B is also important to this research; as he married a daughter of Walden Lewis. 

FG #28 1850 Jasper Co., MS 72a 15:
553 576 Parker– Jacob B. 31 MS; Matilda 22; Amarillus 5; _____ 3; Christian 1
1850 Federal Census: Jasper County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST   FIRST        AGE Sex Occup.  BIRTH
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553 576 Parker Jacob B.     31  M   Farmer  Miss
               Matilda      22  F           Miss
               Amarillus     5  F           Miss
               Candice       3  F           Miss
               Christian     1  M           Miss
1860 Federal Census: Trinity County, Texas
HN  FN  LAST   FIRST      AGE Sex Occup.       BIRTH
=====================================================
        Parker Jacob B.   42  M   Stock Keeper Miss
               Matilda    32  F                Miss
               Amarilda   13  F                Miss
               Candis     12  F                Miss
               Christian  10  M                Miss
               Mary L.     8  F                Miss
               Walden      6  M                Miss
               Sarah E.    2  F                TX
1870 Federal Census: Trinity County, Texas
HN  FN  LAST   FIRST      AGE Sex Occup.       BIRTH
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282 282 Parker Matilda    37  F                Miss
               Sallie     11  M                TX
               James       9  F                TX
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Harrison HANKINS   Self   M   Male   W   55   MS   Farms   ---   --- 
 Matilda HANKINS   Wife   M   Female   W   49   MS   Keep House   ---   GA 
 Sarah PARKER   SDau   S   Female   W   21   TX      MS   MS 

 

    II. The Littlebery Abbington Parker Line

The Littleberry Abbington Line may have originated in North Carolina. And at the outset, there doesn't appear to be close relations to the Jacob Parker Line. However given the close proximity to Jacob and the other Parkers of Wayne Co MS, we cannot dismiss the the possibility of a cousinage of Parkers who migrated from disparate locals to the new lands of the Mississippi Territory.

 

    a. Littleberry Abbington Parker

"P290. . . descends from Littleberry Abington PARKER, born 1798 in North Carolina and (probably) Elizabeth "Betsy" BOUNDS, born 1802 in Tennessee or Mississippi. Littleberry migrated into Wayne County, MS by 1816 along with other Parkers, then into Jones and Jasper Counties. He settled in Washington Co., Alabama in the 1850s and 60s, before returning to Jones Co., MS to homestead there and then in Marion County, MS where he died around 1890. His son Martin Parker, born 1835 in Jasper County, MS, is the great grandfather of P290.

Littleberry Abbington is not believed to be a son of Jacob Parker. LB Abbington was born 1798. His place of birth is stated as both North Carolina and Georgia. Were he to be the son of Jacob and Lucretia, Jacob would have been 20, and Lucretia would have been 14; thus making that couple unlikely to be LB Abbington's parents.

Littleberry Abbington is first found in the 1820 Wayne Co MS Census at age 22. He could possibly be the son of John Parker who was living nearby.

1820 Federal Census: Wayne County Mississippi
Littleberry Parker, 18-25, wife 16-18, 3 male children 0-10 yrs.
Living nearby: Jonathan D. Parker 18-25; John Parker, 45+; William Parker,18-25; Jacob Parker.

1830 Federal Census: Jones County Mississippi
L. B. Parker, 30-40, wife 30-40, 9 children:
1 male 0-5, 3 males 5-10, 2 males 10-15; 2 females 0-5, 1 female 5-10 yrs.
Living nearby: Jonathan D. Parker, 30-40; James Parker, 30-40; John Parker, Sr. 70-80; John Parker, Jr., 40-50;

1840 Federal Census: Jasper County Mississippi
L.B.A. Parker, 40-50, and wife,30-40, 10 children:
2 males 0-5, 1 male 5-10, 2 males 15-20, 2 males 20-30, 2 females 5-10, 3 females 10-15.
Living nearby: John Parker, 40-50; William Parker, 30-40; James Parker, 20-30.

1850 Federal Census: Washington County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST    FIRST             AGE Sex Occup.  BIRTH
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81      Parker  Lewis B        51     M           NC
                Mary           48 (?) F           MS
                Elizabeth      21     F           MS
                Miranda        17     F           MS
                Martin         15     M           MS
                Warren         12     M           MS
                Thomas          7     M           MS
Littleberry Parker, Sr. held land patent for 320 acres in Sec. 20, T8N, R4W in Washington Co., AL.
Paid for land on 9/16/1854, patented 1860.
Littleberry Parker applied for and paid for 40 acres in Sec. 20, T8N, R4W; granted 11/15/1854.
1860 Federal Census: Washington County, Alabama
HN  FN  LAST    FIRST          AGE Sex Occup.  BIRTH
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260     Parker  Little B       62  M   Farmer  NC
                Mary           36  F           MS
                Thomas J       16  M           MS
Jones Co MS Land Record:
Littleberry Abington Parker and Mary homesteaded 80 acres in Jones Co., MS, Section 24, Twp 7N, R 12W
1870 Federal Census: Jones County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST       FIRST          AGE Sex Occup.  BIRTH
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52      Parker     Littleberry A  72  M   Farmer  NC
                   Mary           45  F           MS
        Robertson  Alfred         26  M   F Hand  AL
        Ethridge   Sarah          26  F           MS
1880 Federal Census: Hancock County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST    FIRST    AGE Sex Rel  Occup.  BIRTH
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18  18  Parker  L B A    82  M         Farmer  GA
                Mary     52  F   Wife          MS
                Sarah    22  F   Dau           MS
                William  11  M   Son           MS
                Derotha   8  F   G/Dau         MS
Marion Co MS Land Record.
1884, applying for homestead in 1890, 80 acres in Sec. 8, Twp. 2N, R15W

 

    b. Addison Parker

"P272 descends from Addison B. PARKER, born about 1818 in Mississippi. Addison married Mary (Polly) LEWIS, who was born about 1820 in Greene County Mississippi. They descend though Addison's son Little Berry Parker, born abt 1845 in Jasper County, Mississippi and died in 1941 in Franklinton, Louisiana. Current evidence suggests that Addison PARKER is a son of Littleberry Abbington PARKER, born 1798, and that Addison PARKER and Martin PARKER (ancestor of P290) were brothers."

Addison Parker is important to this research; as he too married a daughter of Walden Lewis. Addison is believed to be the son of LB Abbington. Circumstantial evidence comes from the couple naming the first two sons after his father, LB Abbington, and her father, Walden.

FG #28 1850 Jasper Co., MS 33a 24:
45 48 Parker – Addison; 30 MS, Mary 25; L.B. Abbington 6; Walden 4; Elizabeth 1; Lucinda DUPREST 10
1850 Federal Census: Jasper County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST    FIRST          AGE Sex Occup.  BIRTH
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45  48  Parker  Addison        30  M   Farmer  Miss
                Mary           25  F           Miss
                L B Abbington   6  M           Miss
                Walden          4  M           Miss
                Elizabeth       2  F           Miss
        Duprest Lucinda        10  F           Miss
1860 Federal Census: Wayne County, Mississippi
FN   LAST    FIRST            AGE Sex Occup.  BIRTH
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270  Parker  Addison          40  M           Miss
             Polly            34  F           "
             L. B.            14  M           "
             Baldwin (Walden) 12  M           "
             Elizabeth        11  F           "
             May               9  F           "
1860 Federal Census: Washington County, Alabama
FN   LAST    FIRST       AGE Sex Occup.  BIRTH
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262  Parker  Addison     42  M   Farmer  Miss
             Mary        40  F           Miss
             Little B    14  M           Miss
             Walden      12  F           Miss
             Elizabeth   10  F           Miss
             E*ncy        8  F           Miss
             Miranda      4  F           Miss
             Albert G B   2  M           Miss
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Mary PARKER    W  Female  W  54  MS  Keeping House  VA  
 A G PARKER   Son    Male  W  20  MS  Farm Labor  MS  MS
 W(alden) L PARKER    W  Male  W  32  MS  Farmer  MS  MS
 E E PARKER  Dau    Female  W  5  MS    MS  MS
 L B PARKER      Male  W  33  MS  Farmer  MS  MS
 Caroline Parker  Wife    Female  W  38  MS      
 Theodoria PARKER      Female  W  12  MS      
 Mary PARKER      Female  W  8  MS      
 Addison PARKER      Female  W  4  MS      
 Polly PARKER      Female  W  2  MS      

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