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Greenberry Parker (abt. 1810 - abt. 1844)

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Greenberry Parker
Born about in South Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Monroe Co INmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Vigo Co INmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Dec 2010
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Name: Greenberry /PARKER/
Source: #S775


Date: 1810/1815
Place: South Carolina

Imported only 1810 from Birth Date and marked as uncertain.


Date: 1844/1850
Place: Vigo Co IN
Note: Supposedly killed in a bank robbery.

Imported only 1844 from Death Date and marked as uncertain.


Reference: 0054


Note: @N3630@
@N3630@ NOTE
1810-1830 with father, possibly Isaac or Lemuel of Sullivan Co IN
1840 Vigo Co IN, Nevins Twp, p 793: Green Parker, 00001.../10001...
Land Grants, 1838, 1839. Both deeds I have where Greenberry Parker sold land in Clay and Vigo Co IN reflect the land grants he recorded per the Bureau of Land Management images: Vigo Co IN Deeds, 29 Apr 1837. NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 31, 13 N, 7 W. Also sold NW 1/2 of Section 28, 13 N, 7 W.
My grandfather told me this man was killed in a bank robbery, but apparently he may have meant Margaret's stepfather, Christopher Howard, who also died young.
Source: #S801
@S801@ SOUR
Text: GREEN B IN, Clay 9/1/1838 Vincennes #17153, IN2170__.061, NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 31, 13 N, 7 W.
GREENBERRY IN, Clay 8/1/1839  Vincennes #18793, IN2200__.164, NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 28, twp13 N, R 7 W.
DAVID IN, Clay 8/1/1839 Vincennes  #19865 IN2220__.225, E 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Section 31, twp12 N, R 5 W.
Compare JACOB IN, Vigo 5/5/1828 Vincennes #1213, IN0030__.200 "of Sullivan Co IN,"
W1/2 of SE 1/4 of Section 20, twp 11 N, R 9 W.
JACOB IN, Vigo 12/31/1831 Vincennes, #2652, IN0060__.122, W1/2 of SW 1/4 of Section 20, twp 10 N, R 10 W.
JACOB IN, Vigo 4/10/1832 Vincennes, #3131, IN0070__.098, E1/2 of SE 1/4 of Section 30, twp 11 N, R 9 W.
JACOB IN, Vigo 3/18/1837 Vincennes #7234, IN0150__.177, N1/2 of SW 1/4 of East fractional Section 5, twp 10 N, R 10 W.
JACOB IN, Vigo 3/20/1837 Vincennes #9036, IN0180__.470, W1/2 of SE 1/4 of Section 15, twp 10 N, R 10 W.
JACOB IN, Vigo 3/20/1837 Vincennes #9037, IN0180__.471, E1/2 of NE 1/4 of Section 15, twp 10 N, R 10 W.

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User ID: 50F0459680AA49E6AF4394ADA74670B7BBDD

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Data Changed:
Date: 11 FEB 2010

Prior to import, this record was last changed 11 FEB 2010.


Husband: Greenberry Parker
Wife: Elizabeth Willoughby
Date: 11 DEC 1834
Place: Monroe Co IN
Source: #S623
Source: #S484
Source: #S898
User ID: 241DB666369A4C4DA0F381D3BEAC2882C180
Child: Mary Ann Parker
Child: Rhoda Jane Parker
Child: Margaret Ellen Parker


Source S484
Text: Monroe Co IN Probate record for Elijah Willoughby, 5 Sep 1835, with signature of Greenberry Parker made in Clay Co on 30 Sep 1835. Clay Co IN Deeds, 23 Feb 1839.
Source S623
Text: Monroe County IN Marriage record, in Shirley Barnet Spetman, Our Tree and Its Branches.
Source S775
Text: Pansy (Phillips) Peters, Mar 1975, letter to Evelynne Alvis. Pansy wrote that Greenberry had tuberculosis. "The doctor in Kentucky advised him to seek another climate. They went by wagon to Indiana. There was no road. The father and older brothers were observing Indians, close by, among the trees." If this is an accurate relation of the family's move to IN, it must have been before 1834, and does give some indication of Greenberry's family. Pansy wrote that Margaret Ellen was a child at the time and told to lie flat in the wagon, to avoid being hit by arrows. Actually, Margaret was born in Vigo Co and lived there at least until her marriage in 1861.
She also stated that, after Margaret Ellen's death, her mother Florence Jane told that Margaret had been born blind. "When [the family was] established in IN, her father took her to a young doctor's office.... The doctor in Kentucky had not been able to help her. The young doctor completely cured her. The first time that she had seen anything - she was 16 years old. Parker told Dr. Turner to make out his bill. Dr. Turner said, "My bill is, I want Margaret Ellen's hand in marriage." Many details in this letter make the story unlikely: Margaret was not born in KY, her father died before she was six; her 1880 census did not indicate she was blind.
Pansy adds, "[Margaret Ellen] always read like a starving child turned loose in a candy store. The librarian in Arapaho OK always sent someone to tell Grandma, when a new shipment of books came in. As an old lady she thought nothing of walking 3 miles to borrow a book from some friend. Her friend woud send word that she had pruchased a book. Grandma, after reading it, would walk the three miles to return it."
This letter also states that at the end of the Civil War Reuben Turner's father offered freedom to all his slaves; all but one chose to stay with the family. Since Greenville Turner was in IN by 1830, this is either totally fictitious or a reference to the family's leaving VA. In 1820 in Franklin Co VA, Greenville had one slave (who may be the one who chose his freedom). I have never loooked for sales of slaves or other slavery records in VA. there were no free colored people living with the family in 1830 in Fayette Co IN, and obviously no slaves; there were no entries on this page of the census for any people of color. Pansy had stories of her mother's childhood, when they lived with Greenville Turner during the Civil War, with lumps of maple sugar, a "colored mammie," and trips to a basement to turn the lumps over (presumably drying them). It is hard to tell what part of this story might be true.
Pansy was correct that the family crossed the Mississippi when Florence was about five. In the 1870 census, they were in Iowa, and all children except Samantha (1869) were born in Indiana.
Pansy was correct that Margaret Ellen's mother was a Willoughby, and that both the Parkers and the Turners lived in VA ("I think"), then KY ("I know"), before IN, then MO, then Oklahoma.
Source S898
Text: This marriage was performed by "Eld" Alexander Sage.

This person was created through the import of Parker 9.ged on 23 January 2011. The following data was included in the gedcom. You may wish to edit it for readability.


Date: 1810-1820

Imported only 1810 from Birth Date and marked as uncertain.

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User ID: 1817BD25F6644463835D96E5F86490E841BB

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Date: 24 JUN 2009

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On 27 Aug 2017 at 17:50 GMT Ken Wise wrote:

I happened to see Greenberry Parker, and I remember seeing this name along with Howard and Smith; in Liberty, South Carolina, in what it today's Marion, Marlboro and Dillon Counties. (also known as Craven, SC/Georgetown District, Kershaw District, Cheraws District/ Prince Georges Parish/ Prince Fredericks Parish/ and Carolana. Here is a link to some Parker lineage also-

Hope it helps!

Greenberry is 21 degrees from Elinor Glyn, 20 degrees from Frances Weidman and 18 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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