Solomon Parker born in Hampshire County, West Virginia, is the son of Robert Parker, who came from England.
Solomon married Miss Wright and had four sons, Isaac, Robert, John and William; and four daughters, Harriet, Lucinda, Mary, and Sarah Katherine.
Isaac married Miss King and went west;
John died young;
William married three times, first Miss Higgins, then two Miss Shepherds. He went to Missouri
Robert married Katherine Mytinger, and had four sons John Hite Parker Daniel Parker, William Parker and Edgar Parker, and three daughters Lizzie, Roberta and Jennie Parker;
Harriet married Mr. Stump;
Lucinda died unmarried;
Mary married Mr. Higgins;
Sarah Katherine married Mr. Hoffman
History of Hampshire County, West Virginia, from its earliest settlement to the present, by Maxwell, Hu and Howard Llewellyn Swisher, A.B. Boughner, printer, Morgantown, W. Va, 1897, page 724
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Solomon Parker built his home in Hampshire Co, now Mineral Co WV and named it "Pleasant Retreat." It was two miles from Springfield, WVA.
1820 census of Hampshire Co VA: Solomon Parker: 22011-3001. Alsolisted are 24 slaves.
1830 census of Hampshire Co VA: Solomon Parker:02013001-1021001.Also listed are 27 slaves.
1840 census of Hampshire Co VA: Sarah Parker:00021-00100001. Also listed are 15 slaves.
South Branch Intelligencer, September 30, 1837 has the entry: "Sarah Parker, widow of Solomon Parker dec'd and Solomon D. Parker and William P. Parker, Administrator...and the said William P. Parker, Harriet A. Parter, and Robert W. Parker, children heirs of said Solomon Parker against Isaac Parker, Mary W. Parker, Joseph Parker, James F. Parker and Sarah C. Parker children...of Solomon Parker, dec'd, defendants."
South Branch Intelligencer, March 13, 1839--"Land for Sale, Will be offered for sale by the undersigned, heirs of Solomon Parker, dec'd...I.N. Parker, W.P. Parker, R.W. Parker & H.A. Parker."
John W. Parker was living near Green Tapley when he died. His father, Solomon, received a letter from Green Tapley 25 August, 1831 and thiswas his response to the letter: "Dear Sir: It was with heart undyingaffection that we received yours of the 25th of August, anything thatI can respecting my son's death availeth nothing, can only say that weare truly grateful to you for your kindness to him, for your troubleand expenses you can keep forty or fifty dollars, buy a small trunkand put his clothes in it, pay the doctor's bill and all funeralcharges and send me a receipt for the balance of the money and theprice of the horse, whatever it is worth, respecting John Parker'sEstate, I wish you all to have a settlement among yourselves and sendme a receipt or certificate showing what sum each Legate has recievedof the money already recieved, so that I can assertain what is due youearly in the spring. The fifty dollars that John sent to his Aunt Iwant her receipt for the same. If you do not all send me what eachone received, I shall have to charge you equally as you are alljointly in the Power of Atty, I wish you to write me immediately andenclose William Brady's note. P. has been somewhat sickly here sometime back but we are generally well now, hoping these may find you allin good health. Remain your very respectfully, Solomon Parker. (GreenTapley was the husband of Solomon's niece, Hannah).
30 Sep 1837, Law suit from VA court records --"Sarah Parker, widow ofSolomon Parker, dec'd and Solomon D.(Dimmitt) Parker (this man sonof Peter Parker, brother to Solomon) and William P. ParkerAdminstrator... and the said William P. Parker,
Harriet A. Parker and Robert W. Parker, children heirs of said SolomonParker against Isaac Parker, Mary W. Parker, Joseph Parker, James F.Parker and Sarah C. Parker children ... of Solomon Parker dec'ddefendants."
From "The History of Hampshire County, West Virginis by Maxwell andSwisher, 1897
"Solomon Parker married Miss Wright and had four sons, Isaac, Robert, John and William and four daughters, Harriet, Lucinda, Mary and Sarah Katherine. Isaac married Miss King and went west, John died young; William married three times, first Miss Higgins, then two Miss Shepherds. He went to Missouri. Robert married Katherine Mytinger; Harriet married Mr. Stump; Lucinda died unmarried, Marry married Mr. Higgins; Sarah Katherine married Mr. Hoffman.
1. Isaac Newton Parker b: 3 FEB 1806 in Hampshire County, Virginia
2. John W. Parker b: 7 FEB 1808
3. William P. Parker b: 5 JUL 1810 in Hampshire Co. WVA.
4. Harriet A. Parker b: 15 SEP 1812
5. Robert Wright Parker b: 21 FEB 1815 in Hampshire Co. Va (now WVA.)
6. Lucinda H. Parker b: 18 AUG 1818
7. Mary W. Parker b: 8 MAR 1820
8. Joseph W. Parker b: 22 SEP 1822
9. James F. Parker b: 4 SEP 1824 in Winchester - Frederick Co. Va.
10. Sarah Catherine Parker b: 31 MAR 1828
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Solomon and Sarah Wright Parker-married Mar 1804. Children were: Isaac Newton, John W., Wm. P., Harriet Ann, Robert Wright, Lucinda M., Mary Washington, Joseph W., James F. & Sarah Catherine.Mary WashingtonParker made a sampler in 1815 that we now have. It is faded but we do know the message on it.Hubbys sister had it for many years in her home in MO. contact email@example.com for more info.My hubby is a PARKER of this line. Have a large Higgins/Parker Family Bible in our possession also. Virginia M nee WINN Parker