The Shemwell Family

Elbert Taylor Parke Sr.Age: 88 years18091898

Name
Elbert Taylor Parke Sr.
Given names
Elbert Taylor
Surname
Parke
Name suffix
Sr.
Birth July 7, 1809 39 38
Birth of a sisterLourana “Lourany” Parke
1811 (Age 17 months)
Birth of a brotherOliver H P “Perry” Parke
November 10, 1813 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 2 years)

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
MarriageMary “Polly” HacketView this family
September 20, 1831 (Age 22 years)
Note: Madison County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1790-1843
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 22 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Birth of a son
#1Curtis Parke
June 30, 1833 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#2Jacob Parke
June 25, 1835 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 26 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Birth of a son
#3Bazel Perry Parke
July 12, 1838 (Age 29 years)
Death of a motherAnn “Nancy” Shemwell
about 1840 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Sarah “Sally” Parke
April 16, 1841 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Delilah Parke
February 25, 1843 (Age 33 years)
Death of a wifeMary “Polly” Hacket
April 26, 1844 (Age 34 years)
Death of a sonBazel Perry Parke
August 13, 1844 (Age 35 years)

Death of a fatherJames Parke Sr.
before 1846 (Age 36 years)
MarriagePolly Ann TharpView this family
December 27, 1846 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#6Elbert Taylor Parke Jr.
March 31, 1848 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 36 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a daughter
#7Polly Ann Parke
August 10, 1850 (Age 41 years)
Census December 19, 1850 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Nancy Jane Parke
April 2, 1852 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a son
#9Oliver Hazzard Perry Parke
March 20, 1854 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10Lydia Leoma Parke
April 18, 1856 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a daughter
#11Viola Alverda Parke
August 15, 1858 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge Washington CrawleySarah “Sally” ParkeView this family
September 5, 1858 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childCurtis ParkeMargaret WoodworthView this family
December 23, 1858 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1James Elbert Parke
October 8, 1859 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 47 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census August 6, 1860 (Age 51 years)
Death of a daughterLydia Leoma Parke
December 11, 1860 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary Emoline Parke
May 30, 1861 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 51 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a grandson
#3Seth Thomas Parke
February 11, 1866 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 57 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 57 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Margaret Jane Parke
December 7, 1868 (Age 59 years)
Marriage of a childBenjamin Franklin “Frank” RameyPolly Ann ParkeView this family
December 5, 1869 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 59 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census June 16, 1870 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Elbert Thornton Ramey
September 19, 1870 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Elizabeth Ann Parke
February 20, 1871 (Age 61 years)
Marriage of a childBrown G SearlNancy Jane ParkeView this family
calculated 1871 (Age 61 years)

Marriage of a childJacob ParkeMary E GatewoodView this family
February 9, 1872 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7William Marion Francis Parke
November 24, 1872 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Dr. William Taylor Ramey
January 19, 1874 (Age 64 years)
Death of a sonJacob Parke
May 11, 1874 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Alice Alverda “Allie” Searl
May 5, 1875 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Delilah Rose “Lila” Parke
November 23, 1875 (Age 66 years)
Marriage of a childElbert Taylor Parke Jr.Emma A OvermanView this family
August 22, 1878 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 68 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a brotherJoseph Parke
1880 (Age 70 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 70 years)
Marriage of a childFrank J PhillipsViola Alverda ParkeView this family
January 31, 1882 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11Claud Marquis Phillips
November 14, 1882 (Age 73 years)
Death of a granddaughterMary Emoline Parke
September 2, 1886 (Age 77 years)

Marriage of a childOliver Hazzard Perry ParkeEster Lena OvermanView this family
estimated 1888 (Age 78 years)

Birth of a grandson
#12John Elbert Phillips
July 2, 1889 (Age 79 years)
Death of a sisterLourana “Lourany” Parke
1892 (Age 82 years)
Death of a brotherOliver H P “Perry” Parke
October 19, 1892 (Age 83 years)
Death March 28, 1898 (Age 88 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Pleasanton Cemetery
Last change February 2, 201915:29:05

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 2, 1799Rowan, North Carolina, United States
10 years
himself
-5 years
elder brother
Joseph Parke
Birth: 1804 34 33Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: 1880Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
8 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Family with Mary “Polly” Hacket - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: September 20, 1831Madison, Kentucky, United States
21 months
son
2 years
son
Jacob Parke
Birth: June 25, 1835 25 24Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 11, 1874Linn, Kansas, United States
3 years
son
Bazel Perry Parke
Birth: July 12, 1838 29 27Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 13, 1844
3 years
daughter
Sarah “Sally” Parke
Birth: April 16, 1841 31 30Tazewell, Illinois, United States
Death: October 1927Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States
22 months
daughter
Delilah Parke
Birth: February 25, 1843 33 32Tazewell, Illinois, United States
Death: July 21, 1925Pekin, Tazewell, Illinois, United States
Family with Polly Ann Tharp - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: December 27, 1846Pekin, Tazewell, Illinois, United States
15 months
son
Elbert Taylor Parke Jr.
Birth: March 31, 1848 38 30Tazewell, Illinois, United States
Death: May 12, 1916Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
2 years
daughter
20 months
daughter
Nancy Jane Parke
Birth: April 2, 1852 42 34Tazewell, Illinois, United States
Death: February 16, 1905Gravity, Taylor, Iowa, United States
2 years
son
Oliver Hazzard Perry Parke
Birth: March 20, 1854 44 36Tazewell, Illinois, United States
Death: July 15, 1936Los Angeles, California, United States
2 years
daughter
Lydia Leoma Parke
Birth: April 18, 1856 46 38Tazewell, Illinois, United States
Death: December 11, 1860Tazewell, Illinois, United States
2 years
daughter
William Linza Wood + Polly Ann Tharp - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage:
step-daughter
Lucinda Viletta Wood
Birth: May 12, 1841 32 23Iowa, United States
Death: January 30, 1912Kansas, United States
17 months
step-son
Andrew Linza Wood
Birth: October 26, 1842 34 24Delaware, Iowa, United States
Death: March 4, 1901Glasford, Tazewell, Illinois, United States

Elbert Taylor Parke Sr. has 7 first cousins recorded

Marriage
Madison County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1790-1843
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Elbert Parke - Household

Tazewell, Illinois

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Elbert Parkehead41MWFarmerKY
Polly Parkewife32FWOH
Curtis Parkeson16MWFarmKY
Jacob Parkeson14MWFarmKY
Sarah Parkedaughter9FWIL
Delilah Parkedaughter7FWIL
Lucinda Woodstep daughter9FWIL
Andrew Woodstep son7MWIL
Taylor Woodson3MWIL
Mary Wooddaughter1FWIL

Taylor & Mary are Parke's

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Elbert Parke - Household

Spring Lake, Tazewell, Illinois

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Elbert Parkehead51MWFarmerKY
Polly Ann Parkewife42FWOH
Andrew Woodstep son17MWLaborerIA
Delilah Wooddaughter16FWIL
Elbert T Parkeson12MWIL
Polly A Parkedaughter9FWIL
Nancy Parkedaughter8FWIL
Oliver H Parkeson6MWIL
Lydia Leoma Parkedaughter4FWIL
Viola A Parkedaughter2FWIL

Deliah is a Wood?

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Elbert Taylor Parke Sr. - Household

Potosi, Linn, Kansas

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Parke, Elbert Thead60MWFarmerKY
Parke, Polly Awife52FWKeeping HouseOH
Parke, Elbert Tson22MWFarmerIL
Parke, Oliver Hson16MWFarmerIL
Parke, Viola Adaughter11FWAt HomeIL
Parke, Jacobson35MWFarmerKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Elbert Taylor Parke Sr. - Household

Linn, Kansas

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Parke, ElbertWM70headMFarmingKYNJDel
Parke, PollyWF62wifeMKeeping HouseKYVADel
Parke, ViolaWF21daughterSHelping at homeILKYKY