John Parker died April 12, 1864 Hillsborough Township, Orange County, North Carolina, looking for any information

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The cemetery doesn’t have many pictured Parker family cemetery in Hillsborough, North Carolina
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in Genealogy Help by Donnie Blackstone G2G6 Pilot (209k points)
In the 1820 census, Orange County, he lives immediately adjacent to Jemima Parker, age about marked as 26-44. Jemima is apparently a widow with 1 son, age 10-15 and I daughter age under 10. Possibly John's sister-in-law ?
Collating 1800, 1810, 1820 census for Orange, living in close proximity, and assuming Jemima is a Parker widow, and John's possible sister-in-law -

Amos Parker  born about 1745/50 died 1810 shortly after census -  probable sons as everyone lived close together - Abraham, Allen and John. Abraham died shortly after 1810 census and appears to have been Jemima's husband.

Living close to the Parker families, there is a James Farmer who married a Rebecca Parker  and a John Henry Dukes who married a Feraby Parker. Allen Parker married Sarah Elmore

There is a probate document for Amos, who died intestate.
Extending speculation, the father of Amos is probably Jonathan Parker.  I assume this because Jonathan had a daughter Pheraby who married James Forsythe and Amos appears to have a daughter Pheraby. Jonathan is named in the will of Richard Parker, died 1749..

will send Richard's will
Eddie I’m hear now.
there are marriage certs for the kids named above and a couple find a grave - most docs would have to be census records - I viewed the actual census docs to make sure the transcriptions were accurate
Ok I’m going to get started soon, I’m getting together the information, that was shared to me on messenger today, and probably going to add it as a note.

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by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Thanks Marion Poole for helping
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The link to the Orange county wedding bonds page that Marion Poole linked has a couple of other nuggets.

Nelson Parker marries Massy Madden 10 April 1851. The 1850 Orange County census has Samuel Madden age 73, a presumed wife Betsey, age 75, and a daughter named Massy, age 30.

Next door to Samuel Madden on the census is William Parker, age 38, farming. In that household, there is Martha age 40 (wife?), the children are John age 12, Ann age 10, Samuel age 8, George, age 3 and a Nelson Parker, age 30. This points, IMO, to the marriage of Nelson to Massy is correct.

Messersmith is an odd name, and I could only find one person in the county. In 1779 there is a Stephen Messersmith. I couldn't find anything more about him.

One last little find: In that Orange County Marriage Book, there is a notation for Samuel M. Parker with the notation "Son of William and Martha Parker" and the wife's name is Mary J. Taylor "daughter of Henderson and Elizabeth Taylor. Married 31 Jan 1968.

Hopefully these point you in new directions.
by Barbara Denney G2G Crew (580 points)
Thanks. Barbara, I’m back on to read over this information

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