Facts and Events
James Parks was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of James Parks, Jr. in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Information on James Parks
James Parks born January 30, 1761 in Horseshoe, Md. and died March 13, 1837. The father of James Parks was James Parks (Sr) who was born in Ireland but lived in Scotland and immigrated to America from there. (This according to the family Bible of Vickie McClement, descendent of James Parks and Jane Buchanan.) James Parks (Jr) migrated from Rockbridge Co VA to Scott Co KY in or about the year 1790 (Source: a biography of H.S. Parks, farmer of Georgetown, son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth born in 1823) and settled about 2 and 1/2 miles of Newton.
Buried Parks Cemetary, Leesburg-Newton Road, Scott County, Kentucky (Source: family Bible of Susie Chandler Webb. Edwards Co., Illinois and tombstone in Parks Cemetary, Scott County, Kentucky as transcribed in "Gone, Forgotten, Now Remembered: Scott County Kentucky Cemetaries")
Here is his will. Are these Parks relatives of his?
Married Jane Buchanan at Augusta Co. Va. 4 May 1786 (Source: family Bible owned by Ginger Taylor Family Bible, early 1800's. It was partially burned in a fire in Bates Co., Mo. in the 1880's and family Bible of Susie Chandler Webb. Edwards Co., Illinois and LDS online records)
Jane Buchanan born July 14, 1764 in Bucks County, Pa. and died in Scott Co. Ky. 1-28, 1847. Source: family Bible of Susie Chandler Webb. Edwards Co., Illinois
Polly Parks, born 10 Oct 1787 VA, died 5 June 1822 Scott County KY. Married Hugh Kincade Isabel "Ibby" Parks, born 27 Oct 1790 VA or KY, died 24 May 1849 Jennings County, IN, buried "Keith Cemetary" near Paris Crossing, Jennings County, IN. Married Samuel Adkins Keith. Peggy Montgomery Parks b 30 Nov 1794 VA or KY, died 26 Aug 1838(?) KY md a Thomas. John Parks, born 26 Feb 1795 VA or KY, died 20 March 1854 Scott Co. KY. Never married James Buchanan Parks born 27 April 1797 KY, died 22 August 1853 Macomb, McDonough County, IL. Married Nancy McCreight and Elizabeth "Betsy" Patton. The children from the second union are: William Hall Parks Jane Parks Nancy Parks John Rice Parks Mary (Polly) Ann Parks Elizabeth Parks Harriet Calahan Parks Virginia Parks Martha Bolles Parks Maranda Parks, Hugh Henry Parks James Harvey Parks. Ebenezer Parks, born 12 August, 1800, KY. Died 11 April 1824, Scott Co. KY Married Elizabeth Woodgate. After his death she married Ebenezer's brother Rice Hall Parks. (From a biography of H.S. Parks, farmer of Georgetown, son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth born in 1823. Ebenezer's son, H.S. Parks said his father Ebenezer was a cabinet-maker and was the son of James Parks. Jane M. Parks, born 17 July 1803 KY, died 28 July 1836 Macomb, McDonough Co., IL. Married John Oxley. 3 children Price Ricketts Parks born 31 Jan 1806 KY, died 14 Jan 1864 Boone Co MO. Married Elizabeth Rogers. No children. Rice Hall Parks born 27 June 1810 Scott Co KY and died 1892 (?) Scott Co KY. Married Elizabeth Flourney and Mrs. Elizabeth Woodgate Parks, widow of his brother Ebenezer.