Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Elijah Parker

Male 1840 - 1918  (77 years)


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  • Name Elijah Parker 
    Born 21 Dec 1840  Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jun 1918  Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001063  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2018 

    Father Richard Parker,   b. 15 Sep 1804, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1879, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Family ID F00359  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., 1887,
      Boone Co.
      ELIJAH PARKER was born in Boone County, Kentucky., December 21, 1840, the sixth
      child in a family of nine children born to Richard and Sarah (Hogan)
      Parker. Richard Parker was a son of Richard Parker, Sr., who emigrated
      from Culpeper County, Virginia., to Boone County, Kentucky., in 1796; Richard Jr.,
      was born where our subject now lives, in what is known as the "split rock"
      neighborhood, one of the oldest settlements in the county. He was a
      farmer, as was also his father, represented Boone County in the
      Legislature in 1841-42, and was otherwise prominent in matters pertaining
      to the public good of the county and State; he died March 21, 1879. The
      mother of our subject was a consistent Christian during her lifetime, and
      was respected by all who knew her; she died October 19, 1854. Elijah
      Parker was reared on a farm, which occupation he has always followed,
      and is now the owner of 190 acres bordering on the Ohio River; he was
      deputy clerk of Boone County for nine years. He served three years and
      eight months in the Second Kentucky Infantry, Confederate Army, was
      wounded three times, viz: in battles at Chickamauga, Fort Donelson and
      in Georgia, and was also taken prisoner at Clarkesville, Tenn. He has
      in his possession a flint-lock shot-gun brought from England by one of
      his ancestors 150 years ago, which he showed to this author. In 1867
      he married Adelaide V. Terrill, a daughter of George W. Terrill, of
      Boone County, who represented Boone County in the Legislature in
      1869-70, and seven children have blessed their union: Blanche L.,
      Amanda, Lizzie A., Charles Lee (deceased), Parris B., John R. and
      Georgie. Mrs. Parker was born in Mason County, Kentucky., March 6, 1849,
      she is a member of the Christian Church.

      1850 Census Roll 192, Page 139 Boone County, Kentucky