The Shemwell Family

Oliver H P “Perry” ParkeAge: 78 years18131892

Oliver H P “Perry” Parke
Given names
Oliver H P
Birth November 10, 1813 43 42
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815

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 -
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 18 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 21 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 -
MarriageMary LogsdonView this family
October 24, 1838 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a son
#1William James Parke
February 3, 1840 (Age 26 years)
Death of a motherAnn “Nancy” Shemwell
about 1840 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#2Overton Parke
October 8, 1841 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Emily A Parke
July 27, 1843 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Telitha Parke
May 4, 1845 (Age 31 years)
Death of a fatherJames Parke Sr.
before 1846 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Elizabeth Parke
May 4, 1847 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Lucy Angelina Parke
December 3, 1848 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 32 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 -
Census October 21, 1850 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#7Elbert Parke
January 1851 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 43 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census July 10, 1860 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Hastings BlackTelitha ParkeView this family
1862 (Age 48 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 47 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 53 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 53 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 55 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 -
Census July 7, 1870 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1William Louis Hedrick
December 15, 1870 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 64 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a brotherJoseph Parke
1880 (Age 66 years)
Census June 17, 1880 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Cary R Allen
October 1888 (Age 74 years)
Death of a sisterLourana “Lourany” Parke
1892 (Age 78 years)
Death October 19, 1892 (Age 78 years)
Cemetery: Langford Cemetery
Last change February 2, 201911:37:31

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: December 2, 1799Rowan, North Carolina, United States
10 years
elder brother
-5 years
elder brother
Joseph Parke
Birth: 1804 34 33Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: 1880Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
8 years
elder sister
3 years
Family with Mary Logsdon - View this family
Marriage: October 24, 1838
15 months
William James Parke
Birth: February 3, 1840 26 23Illinois, United States
Death: 1917Longmont, Boulder, Colorado, United States
20 months
Overton Parke
Birth: October 8, 1841 27 25Schuyler, Illinois, United States
Death: June 7, 1914Woodstock, Schuyler, Illinois, United States
22 months
Emily A Parke
Birth: July 27, 1843 29 27Bainbridge, Schuyler, Illinois, United States
Death: July 15, 1909Woodstock, Schuyler, Illinois, United States
21 months
Telitha Parke
Birth: May 4, 1845 31 28Schuyler, Illinois, United States
Death: December 9, 1907Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States
2 years
Elizabeth Parke
Birth: May 4, 1847 33 30Schuyler, Illinois, United States
Death: October 1, 1928Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States
19 months
2 years
Elbert Parke
Birth: January 1851 37 34Schuyler, Illinois, United States
Death: 1930Riverside, Riverside, California, United States

Oliver H P “Perry” Parke has 7 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Oliver H P “Perry” Parke - Household

Bainbridge, Schuyler, Illinois

Oliver H Parkehead36MWFarmerKY
Mary Parkewife35FWKY
William J Parkeson10MWIL
Overton Parkeson7MWIL
Emily Parkedaughter6FWIL
Telitha Parkedaughter4FWIL
Elizabeth Parkedaughter3FWIL
Lucy A Parkedaughter1FWIL

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Oliver H P “Perry” Parke - Household

Woodstock, Schuyler, Illinois

H P Parkehead46MWFarmerKY
Mary Parkewife45FWKY
William J Parkeson20MWFarm LaborerIL
Overton Parkeson18MWIL
Emily A Parkedaughter16FWIL
Telitha Parkedaughter15FWIL
Elizabeth Parkedaughter13FWIL
Lucy A Parkedaughter11FWIL
Elbert Parkeson9MWIL

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Oliver H P “Perry” Parke - Household

Woodstock, Schuyler, Illinois

Parke, Perryhead55MWFarmerKY
Parke, Marywife54FWKeeping HouseKY
Parke, William Json30MWFarmingIL
Parke, Albertson19MWFarmingIL
Parke, Emily Adaughter26FWAt HomeIL

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Oliver H P “Perry” Parke - Household

Woodstock, Schuyler, Illinois

Parke, O HWM66headMFarmerKYNCMD
Parke, MaryWF64wifeMKeeping HouseKYKYKY
Parke, EmilyWF35daughterSILKYKY
Hedrick, LucyWF28daughterDHouse KeeperILILKY
Hedrick, WilliamWM9grand sonSILILIL