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Looking for Parker family beyond 1868 from Indiana

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My grandfather Robert Otto Parker was born in 1888 in Rockport Indiana and his father was E.M. (Emory Morton)Parker born in 1860's also in Indiana. I have obtained my granfather's death certificate which listed his father as E.M. Parker but I cannot find much more than that.

Robert was married to Sudie Hazel Johnson from Kentucky and they had 5 children Robert Jr., Richard, Raymond, Joanne and Linda.

E.M. Parker was married to Elnora Higgins from Indiana.

Anyone with more information would be greatly appreciated

Surnames: PARKER
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on 2008-04-30 07:17:16

rparker , from Michigan, USA, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2008. is researching the following names: PARKER, LEDINGHAM.

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by dianemc714 on 2009-08-29 18:22:55

There lived a Ray Parker who was born around 1920ish that lived and raised his family in Dyer, Indiana. He had one son that died young and a handful of daughters. You might try census records for that area.

by brwparker on 2011-03-22 19:18:19

Hi Ray - You and I are cousins. My grandfather Robert Parker, Jr. is your Dad's oldest brother.

I traced the male Parker line all the way back to 1500 in England.

Robert Otto Parker - your Grandfather
Emery Morton "Morty" Parker & - his father
Joshua Parker & Frances Kincaid - his parents. Here is his obit from 1900:

The Rockport Journal, Friday, August 31, 1900
Joshua Parker died at the home of his son, Allen Parker, six miles west of Rockport, August 27, 1900. He was 78 years, 7 months and married in Hamilton County, Ohio, but has been a citizen of Spencer county for 47 years. He first settled on a farm in Grass township, now known as the Shuff farm, but only lived there two years and sold it to Jacob Stateler. two years later, he bought a half interest in Lake Mill. Mr. Jonathan Beeler, now living in Ohio township, was his partner. They did a thriving business, as Lake Mill was the only mill in the southern part of this county at that time. Farmers even came from Warrick county with wheat to be ground into flour. He remained in this business for five or six years. He then traded his half of the mill to Daniel Squires for a farm of 100 acres in the Lake Mill settlement. On this farm he lived with his family until last September, when his wife died. They lived happily together 55 years. He leaves four sons and four daughters, who are all married and settled in life. J.H. Parker, the oldest son, lives in Ohio Township. P.L Parker lives at Dale, has a dry goods store at that place, Allen and Morty live on their farms in Ohio township, Mrs. Rachel Wood, the oldest daughter, lives in Evansville, Mrs. Lida Tullis lives in Ohio township, Mrs. Ola Dawson lives in Hammond township, near Grandview, Mrs. Emma Hammond in Ohio township. He also leaves an older brother, Jonathan Parker, who is in his 88th year and is quite active and strong for his age. Father's home was a home for all ministers and all Christian people. He was a member of the U.B. Church 46 years and lived a Christian life. He often got happy at home and told his family he was at peace with his God, and his faith was strong. Be honest, industrious; be true, shun all evil, he would tell his children. In politics he was a strong Republican and a great admirerer of Lincoln. He belonged to the home guards during the Rebellion. He with another brother, David Parker, now deceased, and neighbors who yet live in this township, John Beeler, Jonathan Beeler, Unckle Jack Richards, Robert Richards, deceased, with many more have given away tons of food, such as bacon, wheat, corn and potatoes to soldiers' families while the fathers were out fighting for their country.
Inside of one year father and mother have been taken from us, and today, with their old pastor. Rev. Jacob Scammahorn, are asleep in Mt. Zion cemetery. God be with them. THE CHILDEN

William J Parker 1789-1820 & Rachel Stilwell were Joshua's Parents

William was from Freehold, NJ & Rachel from North Carolina

Thomas Parker 1736-1822 & Amy James 1740 - 1781 were William's parents
Thomas was a Corporal in the Revolutionary War - Born in Montgomory, NJ, died in Freehold, NJ

Thomas' Father and Grandfather are both named Joseph Parker. The eldest Joseph Parker was born in Portsmouth, RI in 1634

Joseph's father, grandfather and great-grandfather are all named George Parker. The son is the 1st Parker I found from our line born in the US in 1611 in Portsmouth, RI. His father and Grandfather was from Southhampton, England

The next generation is that of John Parker from Hampshire, England 1550-1612

The furthest back I got was William Parker also from Hampshire, England 1500 - 1527.



George Sr's father

by LV on 2011-08-03 12:41:24

by LV on 2011-08-03 13:27:06

Hi, Your GGGGrandfather, Joshua Parker and my GGGrandfather, David Parker were brothers. They lived and died in Spencer Co.,In. I have been researching this PARKER family for 30 yrs. now. So ya' can see why I was so happy to see yours & brwparker post.
May I ask where ya' got your information or documentation on Thomas (1736-1822)? I have looked many moons and always ran into brick walls. I had narrowed William Parker (Joshua&Davids' father) birth to either Somerset or Monmouth Co., N.J. but, can not prove that.
I would really appreciate any help that ya' could give me.
Thank Ya' In Advance
Linda

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