Family:John Parkison and Susanna Hedges (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1][2][6] 22 Mar 1866 , Charleston, Coles County, Illinois,
Census[3][7] 26 Jul 1870 , Hickory Twp, Coles County, Illinois,
Census[4][8] 7 Jun 1880 , Seven Hickory Twp, Coles County, Illinois,
Other[5][9] Bef 1 Jan 1893 , , Cowley County, Kansas,Migration
11 Nov 1869
7 May 1870
Apr 1882
  1. Illinois State Archives & the Illinois State Genealogical Society. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900. (
    PARKISON, JOHN D m. GILBERT, SUSANNA COLES 03/22/1866 have copy from Record book, too. from IDRA.
  2. from IRDA. Coles County, IL Marriages, File Reference: Vol. E p 23
    Vol. E, p 23.


    appears that Susanna was NOT married? This is not consistent with her birth certificate which says her parents were John P Hedges and Susanna Miller.

  3. 1870 Coles County, Illinois, J. I or D Parkison household, Record Type: 9th US Population Census, Record Info: Hickory Twp, PG 22, LN 19-23, Charleston PO, Film: M593 197
    NOTE: based on email from William Harrison, farm laborer living with JD Parkison is Charles Furry, son of John Downey's sister Mary Jane.}.
  4. 1880 Coles County, IL, J. D. Parkinson household, Record Type: 10th US Population Census, Record Info: Seven Hickory Twp, ED 60, SD 5, Pg 15, pg 285B, Film: T9-0183.
  5. Births and Deaths of Cowley County, Kansas
    Cowley County, Kansas - right on the Oklahoma border - was a main staging area for the Cherokee Strip Run on September 16, 1893. 15,000 people were involved and many who couldn't make claims stayed in the area.
  6. County marriage record indicates Susanna Gilbert married J. D. Parkison. Gilbert must have been her married name because on her Death Certificate her father is listed as John P. Hedges. However, the Marriage records identify her as "Miss." Prior marriage to Gilbert supported by photo which identifies her as Susanna Hedges Gilbert Parkison.
  7. head, J D Parkison, 38, farmer, born in Ohio; Susan, 25, keeping house, born in Indiana; Margaret, 3, born in Illinois; James, 2, born in Illinois; Charles Furry, 19, works on farm, born in Illinois.
  8. head, J D Parkinson, farmer, white, male, 37, b. Ohio, parents b. Ohio; Susanna, 38, b. Indiana, father b. Tenn, mother b. W. Va. 4 children b. Ill., M A, dau., 13; Jas R, son, 11; W M, dau. 9; Iona, dau., 7.
  9. apparently migrated to Kansas sometime before he married Grace, perhaps to participate in the Cherokee Strip Run (15,000 people) which opened up the Oklahoma Territory to settlers