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Are you a member of the Park/e/s project?
Craig Taylor Craig Taylor
March 25, 2016 @ 5:15pm
My Park/Parke line came from New London, CT, and relocated to Oneida County, New York.
Rebecca Orahood
September 3, 2018 @ 12:11pm
What time period and names?
Grant Lindsey
October 11, 2018 @ 8:46am
I descend from this line too through my paternal grandfather's maternal line (Anna O. Parks, b. 1897 - 1935, Scioto Co., OH) - Robert Parke, b. 1580 Preston, Suffolk, England1580 and d. 1664, Mystic, New London, CT. A descent of his, Robert Parks, settled in Scioto, Co. Ohio in the early 19th c. Many of his descendants are still in this area.
Rildia Earlene Hamilton
November 11, 2018 @ 9:52pm
my gggf John Parks was born 1825 in Licking Co; Ohio. Who were his parents?
Grant Lindsey
April 6 @ 11:14am
Sorry, I am very late replying to your post. I just became aware of it. I have two lines of Parks, as I had a Parks who married a Parks (the wife didn't have to change her surname after she was married her husband). James Wilson Parks. b. Adams Co., OH, father was Laban Parks, b. Adams County, OH. Laban's father was William Parks, b. Accomack, Co., VA. His father was John Parks also of Accomack County, VA.Susan Parks', who married the above James Wilson Park, 21 July 1895, father was James H. Parks, whose father was the Robert Parks mentioned previously. Robert Parks' father was Robert Parks, Sr. Robert Sr.'s father was James Parke (here the spelling changes to Parke). James' father was Joseph Parke of New London, CT. Joseph was the great grandson of the original settler, Robert Parke, mentioned in my initial post. It looks like the migration path for Susan's line went from Connecticut, to Delaware to Harrison County, West Virginia to Scioto County, Ohio. James line went, starting in reverse order: from Scioto County, Ohio, back to Accomack Co., Virginia, and then presumably to England. I can't find an obvious connection to Licking County, but that doesn't rule one out either.
Donald and Evelyn Park Donald and Evelyn Park
March 10 @ 4:10pm
One more question... in looking at the published DNA results, I notice a match for my father is listed at the bottom in the "Ungrouped" section. But, he is a match at the 67 marker level (which is all that both my dad and this man had tested) with a smaller variation than many who have been grouped together elsewhere on the page. Could you please tell me why Kit # 115598 for George Clark has not been grouped with the descendants of Richard Park (1609-1665) who arrived aboard the 'Defence' in 1635? Thanks for any information!
Donald and Evelyn Park Donald and Evelyn Park
March 3 @ 7:12pm
Hello, I am seeking contact with anyone who is related to Rowland Park (1805 NY-1887 KS) or who is affiliated with Kit #136986 or Kit #177304 or Kit #49182. My father, Donald Edward Park (1934 KS-2014 LA) was one of the early participants in the Y-DNA project of the Parke Society, submitting his sample in 2006 (Kit #64571). We were very fortunate to have a positive identification of our immigrant ancestor with this project, as a definitive sample for Richard Park (1609 England-1665 MA, arrived aboard the 'Defence' in 1635) was submitted and was a match to my dad. But, like many of us here seeking our lineage, we have an immigrant ancestor, going down to his only son Thomas, and we have many generations going up from my dad... but we have a gap in the middle that we truly want to connect. Over the last 13 years, only two other samples have matched my dad's in the Parke Society project. I am hoping to find someone related to these samples, or to these men, so that we may upload our DNA sample profiles to other (perhaps more traveled) sites and use triangulation to identify more relatives. Currently, I do not know exactly how Rowland and Elza are connected... as we both have the same missing link in the middle. But, hopefully, adding more lines into the mix will help us identify family units and provide more information as a whole. Thanks for any replies! ~Evey
Forrest Parks Forrest Parks
February 19 @ 4:44pm
Wondering if anyone has any connections with the REID or BABBS families in TN (about 1830) or NC (about 1790)?
Christopher Parks Christopher Parks
February 6 @ 1:39pm
Hi there! I'm Adrienne, posting for my husband Chris. We just received his Y-67 results and noticed he has several matches in group 34. His oldest known ancestor is James Stewart Parks born about 1770. He appears in Louisiana in 1810. Died 1841 in Ascension parish, Louisiana. Can't wait to figure out where this guy came from!
Stuart Parks Stuart Parks has a question!
October 1, 2016 @ 8:09am
I'm Q M242 last name Parks (added "s" when we came to the USA) 5th Great Grandfather was Andrew Pake (name changed several times Pake, Pack, Paik, Park, Parks) b. abt 1760 in Co. Tyrone moved to Bathgate, Scotland. My whole family is from that area in Scotland until the 1920's (to Cape Breton then to New Jersey). my question is why in the world is everything i'm reading say I'm from the Middle East???? this makes absolutely no sense. I'm thinking the money spent was waste of time.
Stuart Parks
October 6, 2016 @ 6:34am
Says Q M242
Wilfred Park
October 20, 2016 @ 8:44am
Maybe your ancestors were Roman solders guarding Hadrians Wall who did not return to Rome but married Scottish women.
November 7, 2018 @ 7:35pm
My female to female DNA (of which includes a Parks) gave me a haplogroup of T2b which WAY WAY WAY WAY back when originated over in the Middle East, near Syria. In modern terms, I am ~ half Italian (my dad) and ~ half Scottish-English-German, but it shows ~5% middle east (my mom). So, the Family Tree test gives results from WAY WAY WAY back where the DNA originally came from. That is probably why Middle East comes up for you. The Family Tree test results are difficult to interpret. If you want something showing you more recent results and percentages and even how they progress back to other countries/regions, you might want to try 23AndMe.
Stuart Parks
November 9, 2018 @ 4:45am
Thanks Terri
Ralph Sullivan Ralph Sullivan
May 11, 2015 @ 7:10pm
This note is for Kristy Lynn Lungo. We are 4th cousins once removed. Your Parks line is this: Garnet Elmer Parks, Sr. (your grandfather aka George Sparks), Wiley Franklin Parks, Marion Crawford Parks, Isaac Daniel Parks, Andrew Parks, Sr., James Parks II and James Parks I. Contact us at and we will share what we have on the Grayson Co. Parks line with you. I have communicated with your 2nd cousin Valerie Jean (Parks) Vroom.
November 7, 2018 @ 7:57pm
Hi Ralph! My great great great grandmother was Anna (Parks) Russell (b. ~1826) Grayson County Virginia! She was the 2nd wife of Philip Russell also b. in Grayson County Virginia. _I am seeking the identity of Anna's parents_. I strongly believe they were John C. Parks m. Katherine Weavil based on the names and ages of their children listed in 1850 Census Grayson County Virginia District 19 and based on the location of John C. Parks being so close to Philip Russell and his mother, Rebecca Brewer Russell. So, I think John C. Parks' brother was James Parks m. Hannah Elizabeth Moore. Is this your James II or James I Parks? Thanks for any info! My e-mail address is Terri :-)
David Parks David Parks
September 6, 2015 @ 6:13am
It appears that Henry Parks is related to John Parks (that married Mary Sharp) and the Thomas Parks that died about 1761. My Husband was the first Y-DNA tester from Henry Parks born 1758 who line was thought to be from John Jr to John Parks and Mary Sharp, but Y-DNA said it was not possible. Just a bit of looking around at ancestry within their DNA database does show me that my husband shares many matches. I found atleast 28 people that match my husband that share Parks, but do not include Henry as an ancestor! Henry Parks' mother has always been a mystery. We know that sometime during Henry's life she does remarry According to William Justice Parks, Henry's mother was remarried when he returned from the war, but he does not indicate the circumstances under which this took place.) With the use of autosomal DNA it appears to me that Henry's mother could have been a Parks, that would explain all these matches that are showing up at ancestry. Below is a list of reference that have been used to link Henry to John Parks Parks: In Fond Remembrance, By William Harold Graham, Ed. D. 2001 Key elements in the proof of John Parks, Jr., as the father of Henry Parks, Sr.: • Henry Parks is shown as a son of John Parks in the 1774 Tax List for Surry County, Virginia • William Justice Parks in his diary describes the exploits of an uncle who was killed by Indians at "Powder" Valley, Virginia. This description matches other accounts of William Parks, Sr. (and brother of John Parks, Jr.) who was killed at Powell's Valley, Virginia. • Henry Parks, Sr., was born in Albemarle County, Virginia in 1758, according to William Justice Parks, but later lived in Wilkes County, North Carolina. These circumstances match the migration pattern of John Parks, Sr., and his family. • Although John Parks, Sr., had seventeen children, only William Parks, Sr., John Parks, Jr., and Thomas Parks, Sr., would have been old enough to have been the father of Henry Parks, Sr. Since the children of William Parks, Sr., and Thomas Parks, Sr., are known to be otherwise, John Parks, Jr., is the only remaining child of John Parks, Sr., old enough to have been Henry's father. • In his Revolutionary War Pension Application, George Parks states that he went with his brother Samuel Parks to King's Mountain at the end of the battle to bring his wounded nephew Henry Parks home. This story is consistent with the story told by Samuel Parks and by William Justice Parks. Possible mother of Henry Parks born 1758 from family of John Parks and Mary Sharp. Henry named daughter Elizabeth and Mary! 1. Rachel Parks, born 3 December 1733, Virginia--died in Virginia, date unknown; married Stamper 2. Elizabeth (Betsy) Parks, born 27 February 1735, Virginia--died in Wilkes County, North Carolina; married Gray 3. Mary Parks, born 4 January 1736, Virginia--died Wilkes County, North Carolina; married Carrell/Carroll 7. Ann Parks, born 15 September 1742, Virginia; married Amos or Aaron Bicknel/Becknel 8. Mildred (Milly) Parks, twin, born 24 March 1744, Virginia--believed died 1787-1795; married Wise 9. Winfield Parks, twin, born 24 March 1744, Virginia--believed died before 1787
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Stephen Parks
November 2, 2015 @ 10:11pm
67 MARKERS - 5 MATCHES to John Parks 1784-1857
Michael Smith
November 25, 2015 @ 8:18pm
Thank you for the information. I also link to John Parks & Mary Sharp/Sharpe (supposedly through their son Ruben Parks & Hannah Reynolds, and their son Moses Parks & Nancy Davis). I'm curious about a possible Parks-Smith connection which may have occurred before John & Mary. has put me in their "Circle," but I have no relation to them at all that I can find. But I notice I share the same haplogroup (R-M269) with descendants of the Parks family. I also find the same halplogroup with other people with the surnames of: Smith, Bradshaw, Marsh, and Midkiff/Metcalf. I know how they relate and I'm in their direct lineage. But I'm stumped with the Parks family.
Ronald Parks
January 3, 2016 @ 10:03am
I am a descendent of Moses Parks SR and Nancy Davis through their son Moses Parks JR, All evidence I can find is there is no evidence to support that the Reuben Parks married to Hannah Reynolds can be the parents of Moses Parks SR born in 1780. However, Moses Father is named Reuben and he was born about 1750 in NC which has not been proven. Some say that Reuben married to Hannah is the son of our Reuben who was the Father od Moses Parks, SR. We enjoy more talking to you about your Parks Line. Ron Parks
November 7, 2018 @ 7:44pm
Is this line related to the line of James F. Parks (b. 1744 Isle Wright Virginia, d. 1780 Wilkes North Carolina) m. Margaret Sankey (b.1744)? Thanks for any info! Terri
November 7, 2018 @ 7:25pm
My great great great grandmother was Anna (Parks) Russell (b. ~1826 Grayson County Virginia, d. 1909 Cedar Bluff, Tazewell County Virginia). She was the 2nd wife of Philip Russell (b. ~1807 Grayson County Virginia, d. ~1880 Cedar Bluff, Tazewell County, Virginia). I AM SEEKING THE IDENTITY OF ANNA (PARKS) RUSSELL'S PARENTS. I believe them to be John C. Parks (1786 - 1869) m. Katherine Weavil (1796 - 1880) of Grayson County, Virginia, mainly based on the names and ages of their children listed in the 1850 Census - Grayson County Virginia - District 19 and that family's very close location with respect to Philip Russell and his mother Rebecca Brewer Russell. Attached is a photo of Anna (Parks) Russell. My haplogroup is T2b (female to female to her etc.); I've given full access of my DNA results to the Administrators of this group. Any info would be greatly appreciated! Terri :-)
William Jones William Jones
March 30, 2018 @ 2:39am
My name is William Jones (Parks) 38 years of age. I recently received my results. The main reason for doing the DNA testing is to find members of my family. I'm actually looking for brothers,sisters, nieces and nephews. If anyone that will read this next part finds it to be familiar and or knows this person please contact me at I was adopted when I was 18 months old. I lived in North Royalton Ohio. My biological male donor was named Eugene/Gene Parks. He could of lived in Cleveland or any surrounding suburbs. I do know he did work in Cleveland. I have heard that he did have other children. As far as I know he has passed away, maybe in the late 90's early 2000's. He would be 75-85 years of age today. He never married my mom so I cannot find info that way. Couldnt really tell you where he last lived either. I apologize for the lack of information. I found out when I was 32 years of age and that was one of the last topics my mom wanted to talk about so I left it alone. Thank you for your time.
Ricky Parks
March 31, 2018 @ 3:47am
Could you contact me at
Sarah Chandler
April 16, 2018 @ 12:24pm
Try this: Eugene David Parks