Parke Society Lineage Key Index
Single Letter Keys A through Z
|A||William Parke (but line is named for son Arthur) (represented; DNA) This lineage actually begins with a William Parke b. abt. 1656 in Ulster Prov., Ireland.
Recently, there has been some question as to whether this William is the father or
grandfather – that perhaps the father was John. (Parke Society Library books.)
There may be a connection with lineage Keys JJ, JP, and XW.Source Materials: Parke Gildersleeve Genealogy, The Rev’d. Nathaniel G. Parke, (1959); Parks Records, Volume 3, Frank Sylvester Parks, (1925) pgs 41-56; Genealogy of
the Parke Families of Massachusetts, Frank Sylvester Parks, (1909); Genealogy of
the Parke Family, John P. Wallace (1919), and member’s Lineage Applications &
Correspondence (see files).There were five children:
(PS#886, 1442, 1529, 1531, 1568, and a host of others (15) who are no longer living or active)
|B||Andrew Park (ca. 1720-??) married ?? supposedly of County Donegal, Ireland.
Source material: Notable Southern Families Vol. 6 page 87-88.Perhaps five children (we have vital statistice only for Robert):Robert (ca. 1740-??) married ca. 1762 Nancy Aiken. Eight children, for one of which we have issue.
We have group sheets for 4 of his children. Possible connection with Lineage Key FU, based on
conjectural evidence.Margaret married Patrick Campbell. Supposedly had two sons, surnamed Campbell
And also Mary Parks; Nancy Parks; and maybe also a Matthew Parks. This is one of the lines that has
been transcribed from earlier compilations, in this case the volume known as Notable Southern Families by Zella Armstrong. This material needs to be used with care. We have no representatives of this line,
and obviously no DNA tests. (Not Represented.)
This is one of the lines that has been transcribed from earlier compilations, in this case
|C||Thomas Parkes of Virginia [moniker: Thomas (VA, 1728)] (represented) (DNA). Resident in Virginia by 1728
for sure, perhaps earlier. Born ca. 1670, died in Albermarle Co., VA (based on will
probate). This large lineage has an excellent Lineage Leader, many representatives,
and several DNA tests. The Society does not believe that Thomas is an immigrant ancestor, but
attempts to discover the actual immigrant ancestor has been without success.Source Materials: Notable Southern Families, Zella Armstrong, (1932) Vol. VI,
page 111-122 (pertaining to the 2C2 line of Thomas-Thomas); The Rucker Family, Sudie
Rucker Wood (1932), pgs. 436-459 (pertaining to the 2C1 line of Thomas-John); The Parks Family, T. Joe Parks, PS#349, (1979), (relating to the 2C2-3C21 line of descent to present date);
His Ancestors & Descendants, Joe Parks, and Joe Parks, PS#349, (1983), (Covers all known descendants
of Aaron, 3C21); and member’s Lineage Applications & Correspondence (see files).There were eight children:
The following keys have been consolidated and merged into Lineage Key C:
(PS#525, Phyllis Kumler, LL; many members in this line, descendants of 2C1, 2C2, & 2C3.)
|D||Samuel Parks (1730-1796) (Represented) From Scotland to Ireland to Charleston, SC, and
finally to Amelia Co, VA. Article in Newsletter Vol. XIX #3, pg. 36. Eight children, all born supposedly
in Amelia Co., VA. Samuel died in Amelia Co., VA. Children either went to SC, NC, or GA. of which one “went west.” <font=”blue”> This is an Immigrant Line.Source Materials: A genealogy of the Parks Family, Henry William Clark, (1906), 145 pgs.; and member’s
Lineage Applications & Correspondence (see files).The following is what we know of the children:
|E||Samuel Park (1730 Ireland-1794) immigrant on or before 1757 from Ireland to Donegal,
Lancaster Co., PA, and in 1777 to Washington Co., PA). He married Margaret Marshall, c. 1757.
This is an immigrant line
Source Materials: Biographical Sketch of the Park Family of Washington Co., PA, William J. Park,
(1880), 121 pgs.; Genealogy of the John & Sarah (McDowell) Park Family of Washington Co., PA, Robert L. Park,
(1930), 53 pgs.; The Genealogies of Clark, Park, Brockman & Dean, Davis & Goss Families, W. H. Park,
(1905), Park Section, 145 pgs.Five known children.
|F||Thomas Parke [moniker: Thomas, (PA, 1724)] (1660 Ireland-1738 PA) (Represented)
Came to America 1724 on “Sizargh” to Philadelphia and on to Chester Co,. married 1692 in Carlow,
Irelandto Rebecca Hooper [Ward, Warr]. (Parke Society Lib. book) PA. Quakers from northern Ireland. This is an Immigrant LineSource Materials: A Short account of Owen Biddle, H. D. Biddle, (1892). Genealogical
Notes on Lloyd, Pemberton, Hutchinson, Hudson, and Parke, James P. Parke, and Townsend Ward, (1899). Thomas Parke & Rebecca Hooper of Chester Co., PA, Ernestine Moss, (1982). (This last volume
is in the Parke Society Library.) Also an entry in The Compendium of American Genealogy, Frederick
Adams Virkus, editor. (1942), Vol. VII:616 concerning the first child. Further information obtained from member’s
Lineage Applications & Correspondence (see files).Childrens names are:
We have some records for the issue of those marked with an *, but in most cases the information is limited.
(PS# 886, 1227, 1529, 517D, 1145R, 1057D)
|G||James Park(s) (1724-1769 VA) (Represented) Immigrated from Northern Ireland to Prince
Edward Co., VA before 1756. He married probably before 1756, Mary Fulton.
All six known children, born in Virginia. This is an Immigrant Line.Source Materials: The Billingsley Family, H. A. Davis, (1936), Pgs. 508-10; House of Hanna, Sarah A. Hanna, (1906), pgs. 25-27. 125-130; further information obtained from member’s Lineage Applications &
Correspondence (see files).
(PS#216, 1079, 576D. 657D, 1262R)
|H||Edward Parks of Guilford, CT [moniker: Edward (CT, 1670)](ca. 1645 England-1690 CT)
(represented) married 1667/69 to Deliverance
French at Killingworth, CT Arrived there c. 1670. (Parke Society Lib. book.) A tailor.Five Children:
(PS#148R, 444R, 567R, 899R, & 977R [none are currently active, some may be diseased])
|I||Known as the Mungo Park line in honor of the Scotch Explorer of Africa
born 1771, it traces back to an Archibald Park in Scotland (1682-1768). The immigrant ancestor
is David Park (1833 England-1913 probably Ontario, Canada) who married in 1854, Julia Ann
Gardiner in England. David (1I1) Park (engineer) came to Chatham, ONT in 1866.
They had ten children, six of whom were born in England, the remaining four in Ontario or
Muskegon, MI. We have issue only for one. This is an immigrant line.Source Marerials: Membership applications. There are probsably other references found in
the member’s files, but they have not been researched as yet.
(PS#1065, 705,248D, 1077R)
|J||Alexander Park (ca. 1688 Scotland-1760/2 Windham, NH) married before 1717 probably in Ireland,
Margaret Waugh. Alexander immigrated from Antrim, IRE to MA ca. 1728/9 thence to Methuen,
and finally to Windham, NH by c. 1733. Seven children. This is an immigrant line.Source materials: volume on Parke Genealogy of Massachusettes. Frank Sylvester Parks (1909)
pgs 178-193. Also History of Windham, NH. Leonard Allison Morrison (1883), pgs 713-719, Descendants of Thomas Farr, Edith Bartlett Sumner (1959).Seven children:
|K||Roger Parke (1648 England-ca. 1739 NJ) (represented DNA). m. 1676 England, Ann Patison.
Immigrated from England to New (West) Jersey ca 1682. This large lineage has a Lineage Leader,
many representatives, and several DNA tests. (Parke Society Library books). This is an Immigrant Line.Source Materials: Roger Parke, Immigrant: England – West Jersey 1682 (Descendants and Related Lines), Cecilia Kasberg Parke (2000) [This is the main research of Cecilia from years of research.]
Also various references are made to this Park/e/s family in early records of west and then New Jersey.
Finally, further information obtained from members’ Lineage and Applications & Correspondence (see files).There were 3 known children:
The following lineage keys have been merged into Lineage Key K: FX, M, N, Q, ZV, MV, MX, QX,
Moniker: Roger (WJ, 1682, K)
(PS#1331LL, #535 Past LL, and many members, some of which are still active.)
|L||Roger Parke of Rye, NY (ca. 1638-ca. 1690). (Represented) Many questions concerning this
particular line. DNA is needed to sort out this line, thus far no suitable male heir has been
found to accomplish this. This Roger was supposedly married twice, secondly to a Sophia Jans Claes.
Three children are listed but it is clear that there are erroneous claims here. The main source is
an article in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. XLIX, 1918,
pgs 295-2976, 382-383. Reference is also made to this Roger in FS Parks, Vol. III, p. 73, and in Families of Rye, pp. 431ff. It was substantially confused by the Becker work, The Parke Family, (1979) which made unwarranted assumptions. Currently there is no active
member in this line, and no male Park/e/s heir known from which we might work on DNA testing.Source Material: [Some of which have added to the confusion surrounding this lineage key.] Park Records, Volume 3, Frank Sylvester Parks, (1925) pages 73-79, regarding the NY line; The Parke Family, Dorothy Becker, PS#368, (1979), regarding the NJ line most of which can now
be identified with the Lineage Key “K”;
Families of Rye, pages 431-433, concerning the NY line; NY Genealogical & Biological Record, Volume XLIX, 1918, “Genealogical Gleanings from Land
and Probate Records at White Plains and Rye, NY” pgs. 295-297, 382-383; and many other works
(see Lineage Binder). And of course there is further information obtained from members’ Lineage
Application & Correspondence (see files).While the generation 01L1, has many doubts, things start to get clearer once we get to the third generation:
(PS#339D, 528D, 684R, 1291R [none are currently active, some may be diseased])
|M||Noah Parke (01M1) of Rowan Co., NC, has been merged into LK= K to become Noah (04K6).|
|N||Nathan Parke (01N1) of NJ, has been merged into LK= K to become Nathan (03K29).|
|O||John Park (c1760, Ireland-???) married in 1797, Mary Ann McGee. Immigrated from Belfast, N Ireland c. 1760
to Pittsburgh, PA. Information found on Group sheets for birth can not be correct if he is supposed
to have come to this country in 1760. Little is known of this line. There is no representatives of
this line in The Society, and no DNA tests.Source Material: This entry was written up based up an entry from the National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 35: P. 393, concerning the ancestry of one
Harry Wiswall Parke of Toledo, OH, merchant and public servant.
|P||Peter Parke of CT (b.1726, perhaps Scotland-??) (represented; DNA) He married 1748, Lucy
McDowell at Stonington, CT. Perhaps immigrated from Scotland, though there is no proof of this as yet.
Resided in CT in 1738. Ten children, but issue is documented for only two of them. All the children were
born in Stonington, CT. This line is frequently referred to as Chart 17. This
supposedly is an immigrant line but yet to be fully proved.Source materials: Genealogy of the Parke Families in Connecticut, Frank Sylvester Parks,
(1906), pgs. 257-262, Peter Parke of Stonington, The rev’d. C.C. Park (1876) 53 pages. And of
course there is further information obtained from members’ Lineage Applications & Correspondence (see files).
(PS#94, 110, 263, 264, 1D, 8D, 77D, 80R, 96R, 122D, 373R, 611R, 629R, 880R)
|Q||John Parke (01Q1) of Virginia, has been merged into LK= K to become John (03K1).|
|R||Richard Parke (c1602 England-1665 MA) (represented; DNA) A miller from England to Watertown,
MA 1635 aboard the Defence; m. (1) in England Margery (Crane?), four children, named below;
m. (2) after 1656, Sarah (Collier) Brewster, widdow of Love Brewster, no issue. This is an Immigrant Line.
There is sometimes a reference made to a Sarah Parke born of the marriage of Richard and Sarah
There has been much confusion over this Richard, due to an assumption made in the Parke Scrapbooks
Moniker: Richard (MA, 1635,R)
(PS#1086, Natalie Schultz, Lineage Leader, and many members, some of which are still active.)
|2S1||The Samuel (2S1) branch of the Robert Parke (MA, 1630) line (represented; DNA). Samuel
(1621, England-1709 CT) m. Hannah Preston, before 1672. This is an Immigrant Line.Source materials: Principally, Genealogy of the Parke Families of Connecticut, Frank Sylvester Parks, (1906), Lineage Research by Robert Leon Parke, PS#755, and the further
information obtained from members’ Lineage Applications & Correspondence (see files).Seven children known: (also sometimes designated as being on Chart 16
Moniker: Robert (MA, 1630, STW)
This line does have a Lineage Leader. Line is well documented, numerous descendants.
(PS#912 Lineage Leader, and many members, some of which are still active.
|2T1||The Thomas (2T1) branch of the Robert Parke (MA, 1630) line (represented; DNA). Thomas Parke
(1615 England-1709 CT) m. Dorothy Thompson, daughter of John Thompson and Alice Freeman. Alice is
considered a Gateway Ancestor, which gives any descendant immediate claim to a number of heritage
societies. Apparently came with his father, Robert, in 1630 to the colonies. There is not DNA for all
lines of decent from Robert-Thomas, This is an Immigrant Line.Source Materials: Principally, Genealogy of the Parke Families of Connecticut, Frank Sylvester Parks, (1906), Lineage Research by Robert Leon Parke, PS#755, and the further
information obtained from member’s Lineage Applications & Correspondence (see files).Nine children.
Moniker: Robert (MA, 1630, STW)
There are multiple Lineage Leaders for this line. Line is well documented, numerous descendants.
(PS#755 LL, 1185 LL, 182 LL)
|U||Robert Parks (ca. 1751-1802 GA) (Represented) He married a Mary Jordan (of Fuller).
His origin uncertain; he purchased land in Jackson Co, GA prior to 1794. Eight children:
(PS#90R, 550R, 807R, 978R, & 1197D, [there are no active members in this line] )
|V||William Parke (c1575-c1633/4) of VA (commonly referred to as the Park/Custis line). (represented) He married Sarah (Unknown), date unknown. He came to Williamsburg, VA,
c1633, aboard The Blessing. Two children known only. There is a probable interrelationship
between Robert (MA 1630) and William (Park/Custis line) and William Parke to New Kent, VA c1650.Source Materiqals: Virginia Families of Flournoy, Poindexter & Parke, Parke
Poindexter Flournoy (1933); information found through lineage correspondence.
There is a tie in to George Washington, first President of the United States as follows. He married
This line is not as well documented as one would have liked, with many blanks yet to be filled in.
|2W1||The William branch of the Robert Parke (MA, 1630) line (represented). William
(1607 England-1685 MA) m. Martha Holgrave in 1636. ten children. Came to Boston, MA in 1631 aboard the Lyon. While there were there were male heirs, they all died relatively young, so that that Park/e/s name died out
in this branch by the third generation. Collectively, William Descendants are on Chart 2. This is an Immigrant Line.Source Materials: Principally, Genealogy of the Parke Families of Connecticut, Frank Sylvester Parks,
(1906), Lineage Research by Robert Leon Parke, PS#755, and the further information obtained from
members’ Lineage Applications & Correspondence (see files).10 Children:
Moniker: Robert (MA, 1630, STW)
(PS#226, 389, 1004, are the only active members in this line. There is no Lineage Leader. )
|X||William (1X1) (c1760-c1825) (Represented) married 1787 (1) Synah Perry and in 1816
m. (2) Polly Barrow. Came to Granville Co., NC in 1787 and thence to Adair Co., KY by 1806.
(Parke Society Lib. book.)Source Materials:
Kinsfolk of William Parke & Synah Perry, Margie Lee (Ellis)
Howell, (1967); Members’ Lineage Applications.Six Children, of which we have descendants for five.
(PS#88, 965, 46D, 867D, 1318R, 1325R, 1349R)
|Y||William Park (1705 Scotland-1788 MA) married in 1730 Scotland to Anna Law. Immigrated
to Boston, MA, 1756, and then onto Groton, MA.Source Materials: FS Parks’ Genealogy of Parke Families in Massachusetts, (1909) pgs. 194-208.Five children, three of which immigrated to the Colonies.
|Z||Andrew Park (1760 – 1848 VA) (represented; DNA) He married in 1779 Mary (Anne) (Unknown).
(Parke Society Library book).Source materials:Andrew Park, Our Ancestor, Harry Addis Park, (undated),
in the Parke Society Library.Nine children, for which we have descendant information on two:
DNA Information: test results show a match between Andrew Park and Joseph Parks (LK= LQ).
(PS#29D, 887R, [No active members in this line.]