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Eldon Parks Eldon Parks
October 24 @ 7:21pm
Here is a resource for those trying to find how/when their ancestor came to America. It lists indentured servants, including a few Park/e/s. Use your control F to search.
Gregory Kinney Gregory Kinney
October 15 @ 10:44am
For those of you interested in the William Isaac Kinney & Sallie Parks line, "Liberty Man" is a book written by Kinney's 5th great grandson, Brad Livengood, was published in 2018. It weaves fact and fiction in this descriptive book; many of which is due to family folklore. But, it is interesting to see a book written about William & Sarah Kinney. I hope to find some truth/answers to mysteries regarding William Kinney since he is also my 5th great grandfather.
Gregory Kinney Gregory Kinney has a question!
October 5 @ 6:33pm
This is in question to a Sallie or Sarah Parks b. 1750 d. 1820. She married William Issac Kinney b. 1733 d. 1834. Stories say they were married in the Waxhaws (the Carolinas) and lived in Rowan County, North Carolina. Does anyone know who Sallie or Sarah Parks' parents were and from where they came?
Melissa Pendzinski
October 9 @ 5:15am
Gregory, I have them as my 6th Great Grandparents. I do not know who her parents are. She would have been in the area with my George Parks & Noah Park who are my 5th Great Grandfathers. Just assuming you can look at these families and see if you can find a connection. Thanks, Melissa
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 :-)