THE PARKER FAMILY OF MONROE COUNTY Information collected by Laura Parker Alderson, W. Va. 1936 Reorganized and expanded by C. Ralph Arthur, Jr. Radford, Virginia 1975 THE PARKER FAMILY 1. JOSEPH PARKER Joseph Parker, the ancestor of the Parkers in Monroe County, West Virginia, came to this country from Ireland in his young manhood, probably about the l770’s. He seems to have acquired quite a body of land from Hillsdale toward Pickaway, and in other parts of the county; he lived and raised his large family about one-half mile west of Hillsdale on the left of the road leading to Pickaway. There was a house under construction on the right of the present road to Pickaway at the time of his death, and his widow lived there. This house was afterward owned and occupied by his youngest son, Andrew Parker, and later by his grandson, Fletcher Parker, and at this time owned by J. Nelson Hawkins (1936). So far as we can learn the records are as follows: Joseph Parker, Sr., was twice married (name of first wife not known). The children of the first marriage were: 2a. James Parker 2b. Thomas Parker 2c. Jane (or Jenny) Parker His second wife was Jane Rector. The children of this marriage were: 2d. Jesse Parker Jan. 11, 1799 - Dec. 23, 1847 2e. Joseph Parker, II May 1, 1801 - Dec. 9, 1883 2f. Samuel Parker May 8, 1804 - Apr. 19, 1871 2g. Mary (Polly) Parker May 2, 1807 - Aug. 10, 1888 2h. David Parker Oct. 27, 1809 - Mar. 1871 2i. Rachel Parker Jan. 8, 1812 - Feb. 11, 1843 2j. William Parker Mar. 3, 1815 - Jul. 3, 1900 2k. Andrew Parker Aug. 27, 1817 - Sept. 1, 1865 After the death of Joseph Parker, Jane Rector Parker married John Jones, and two children were born to this union: Mary Jane and John Monroe. Mary Jane married Jack Lynch and moved to Roane County, W. Va. Her brother also married and moved to Roane County. 2a. JAMES PARKER James Parker married but we do not know the maiden name of his wife. They had four children: 3a. William Brownlee Parker 3b. Joseph Alexander Parker 3c. James Parker 3d. Elizabeth (Betty) Parker 3a. William Brownlee Parker William Brownlee Parker was twice married: Kennedy and Mrs. Biggs. John U. Parker was the only child of the first marriage while two daughters were born to his second wife. They were Celia and Haney Parker. John U. Parker married and had two sons, one of whom died when a young man (was in World War I). His other son, Ray, lived at Alderson, W. Va. Celia Parker married J. L. Clarkson, and they had one daughter who married Guy Dunbar. Haney Parker married Joseph Lee Daugherty. Their children were Delores and Vina who died in youth and Myles L. Daugherty who is married and has two children, Raymond and Billy. 3b. Joseph Alexander Parker Joseph Alexander Parker was twice married: Dolan and Lively. Three children were born to the first marriage, two daughters and a son: 4a. Beniah R. Parker. The family moved to Kansas, where his wife and two daughters died, and his own health failed. He returned to West Virginia with his son and later married Sarah Lively to whom six sons were born: 4b. Joseph Morris Parker Apr. 28, 1862 - Jun. 23, 1932 4c. William Estill Parker Feb. 26, 1864 - May 8, 1934 4d. Cornelius P. Parker Apr. 9, 1866 - 4e. John F. Parker Mar. 15, 1869 - Was never married 4f. Alexander Summers Parker Nov. 19, 1871 - Oct. 1, 1911 4g. Brownlee Elliott Parker Aug. 21, 1874 - 4a. Beniah R. Parker married Sarah Ann Biggs and four sons and two daughters were born to them: Charles, Homer, N. B., G. M., and Mrs. W. E. Vance, and Mrs. J. W. Mustain. 4b. Joseph Morris Parker was twice married: Eliza Jane Lowe and Kate Pack. A daughter, Lake, was born to the first marriage and a son, Clarence, to the second. 4c. William Estill Parker married Nora C. Wiseman and twelve children were born to them; four of whom died in infancy. The names of the living are: Grace Ethel Parker, Susie Mabel Sheets, Harry Ray Parker, Iva Irene Hannah, Hazel Lucile Hanger, William Harold Parker, Earl Eugene Parker, and Joseph Vernon Parker. 4d. Cornelius P. Parker married May E. Cochran, and seven children were born to them: Ora Gay Parker, Flossie Lee Kessinger, Frank Neil Parker, Cassie Pearl Rogers, Clara Ray Thompson, Anna Esther Parker, and one deceased. 4f. Alexander Summers Parker Married Lina Deeds and three children were born to them: Ona who married Stark Mills and Hazel and Matilda who are single. 4g. Brownlee Elliott Parker married Bertie Wiseman. They have no children . 3c. James Parker James Parker married Elizabeth Broyles. They have five children: Brownlee, Columbus C., William, Mollie, and Burn (Bernard ?). 3d. Elizabeth (Betty) Parker Elizabeth (Betty) Parker married Reben Bostick, and they had three daughters: Mary who married Samuel A. Chisolm, Ellen who married Floyd Dodd, and a daughter who died in young womanhood. 2b. THOMAS PARKER Thomas Parker married, but nothing further is known of him to the writer. 2c. JANE PARKER Jane (Jennie) Parker married Thomas Irons, a Scotchman, and they lived just north of Hillsdale church on the place afterwards owned by Edward J. Nickell. They had four children: 3a. John Irons 3b. Elizabeth (Betsy) Irons 3c. Margaret (Peggy) Irons 3d. Elinor (Nellie) Irons 3a. John Irons John Irons married Susanna Young (of James, of Robert, of James). There were five sons and two daughters born to this union: 4a. William Young Irons, a dentist, married Mary E. Knapp in 1872. They had one daughter, Sue, and several sons two of which were William and Harry. Sue married Frank Hutcheson and has two sons. Her brothers also married, but the writer does not have the names of the children. 4b. Benjamin Franklin Irons, a doctor, married Sarah Amanda Johnson, and three sons and three daughters were born to them: Helen, Otey, Minnie, Frank, May, and Fred. Helen married the Rev. Mr. J. E. Flow, and they have no children. Otey died in young manhood. Minnie married Dr. Edwin Williams, and they have one son. Frank married and has two daughters. May is single. Fred married a Miss Gibson and has two sons and two daughters. 4c. Estaline Irons married J. J. Huffman Tracy, and they had four daughters and two sons: Bessie, Lillian, Ada (Mrs. John Hall), Mabel (Mrs. Arthur Leach), Hubert (single), and a son who died in young manhood. 4d. Sarah E. Irons married A. Y. Leach. They had three sons, and three daughters: Osie, Minnington, Ida, Omar, Clyde, and Ela. Minnington died in young manhood. Osie married Burdett and had no children. Ida married James Perry, and they had three daughters. Ela married Thomas Conner and had no children. Omar and Clyde married and have families. Omar is living in Oklahoma. 4e. John Calvin Irons, a dentist and a M. D., married Mary L. Suiter. They have a family. 4f. Letcher Irons, a M. D., was twice married and has a family. He lives in Illinois. 4g. Robert Young Irons married Elma Barlow, and they have children. 3b. Elizabeth (Betsy) Irons Elizabeth (Betsy) Irons was twice married, first to John Nickell and then to Adam B. Crosier. She had a daughter by the first marriage who was the first wife of James S. Hawkins. She had three daughters and two sons by the second marriage. Demaris married a Mr. Ritter and then a Mr. Lowe but had no children. Lizzie married Hugh Sweeney and had a family. Isabel married Augustus Lynch, and they had a daughter, Edna. John married and had two sons and two daughters. Thomas also married. 3c. Sarah (? ) (Peggy) Irons Sarah (Peggy) Irons married David Robinson. 3d. Elinor (Nellie) Irons Elinor (Nellie) Irons married a Mr. Leach, and they went west. (? Virginia married James Young, a brother of my grandmother Parker. They had two children, Sally Ann and Andrew. Sally Ann married John Skaggs and they moved to Bloomington, Ill. Andrew went West and married.) 2d. JESSE PARKER, Jan. 11, 1799 - Dec. 23, 1847 Jesse Parker was married twice, first to Lydia Young and then to Isabel Hosey. From his first marriage, he had two children: 3a. James Parker 3b. Nancy Parker From his second marriage, Jesse Parker had five children: 3c. Matthew Parker 3d. Joseph Parker 3e. Martha J. Parker 3f. Thomas Burns Parker 3g. Jesse Newton Parker 3a. James Parker James married Elizabeth Campbell, and they had three children: Floyd July 21, 1857 - Aug. 28, 1898 who died single as an epileptic, Martha (Mattie) who married S. Rankin Nickell and had two children, Detret and Essie, and Jesse who married Anna Steele and had a child, Carlos. 3b. Nancy Parker Nancy married Joseph Charlton, and they had three children: Elizabeth Matilda (Tillie) who died single, Mary who married Silas Hinton and had eight children, Grace, Blanche, Arthur, Howard, Ethel, Carl, Gladys, and Lucille, and Jesse who died single also. 3c. Matthew Parker Matthew Parker was killed at Chancellorsville. 3d. Joseph Parker Joseph Parker died in childhood. 3e. Martha J. Parker Martha J. Parker married the Rev. Mr. William Lewis Lynch of the Methodist Episcopal Church South: They had seven children: Lillian, Charles, Clara, Blanche, Mabel, Edith, and Frank. Lillian married Frank Lago but had no children. Charles was twice married but died early in life. He left one son by his second marriage, Lewis, who lives in Africa. Clara died in her teens and Edith in childhood. Blanche was twice married. Once to a Mr. Ruffner, she was married and once to a Mr. Carr. Her only child died. Mabel married her brother-in-law, Frank Lago and had one still-born child. Frank Lynch is married and has two sons. He lives in Hagerstown, Md. 3f. Thomas Burns Parker Thomas Burns Parker married Mary Shafer. They had ten children: Effie, Samuel, Matilda, Myrtle, Hosey, Jessie, Burns, Cleveland, Lillian, and Arthur. Effie and Myrtle were single. Matilda and Jessie died in young womanhood, and Samuel died in early manhood. Hosey married and died in middle age. His children lived with their aunts. I do not know about the other members of the family. 3g. Jesse Newton Parker Jesse Newton Parker married Lizzie Shafer. They had two children: Elmo and Shafer. Elmo married Florence Dakin of Botetourt Co., Va. and had three sons and four daughters: Alice Elizabeth, R. Elmo, Sophia A., Louise P., Sarah D., Hunter D., and Jesse D. Shafer married but had no children. 2c. JOSEPH PARKER, II, May 1, 1801 - Dec. 9, 1883 Joseph Parker, II, lived one-eighth mile west of Hillsdale in a house he built himself on a farm of about 100 acres which he inherited. He sold the property to John Calvin Beamer, his son-in-law about 1871 and moved to the Philip Beamer place nearly a mile further from Hillsdale where he lived the remainder of his life. On account of an injury from a fall on the ice, he was crippled in one of his hips and went on crutches for the last years of his life. He was for some years a constable. He was also captain of the militia company in the 1850s, just prior to the War Between the States, but was discharged from the service on account of his age. He and John Burdett were clerks in Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church. One sat on each side of the pulpit facing the congregation. The minister would announce the hymn then one of the two would "Line" it, the other would then "Raise the tune". He was one of the charter, ruling elders when Hillsdale Presbyterian Church was organized in 1878, George Washington Reaburn was the other charter elder. He was clever in the use of tools and used to work with copper; making buckets, churns, and other items mostly out of red cedar and ash. In the absence of a physician he was often called upon to reduce fractured bones and dislocated joints. He married Elizabeth (Betsy) Young Sept. 2, 1824, whose father was James Young. Elizabeth was born Nov. 1, 1803, and died June 2, 1866. Joseph Parker, II, took Mrs. Mary Hedrick McClung as his second wife Dec. 1, 1870. She died Oct. 30, 1894, at seventy-seven years of age. Her sister Jeannetta (Nettie) Hedrick married D. R. P. Parker, son of her husband, and her daughter, Nettie, married Wm. H. H. Parker, another of Joseph Parker, II's sons. Joseph and Elizabeth Parker's children were: 3a. The first child was still- born 3b. James Parker July 9, 1826 - Aug. 2, 1830 3c. Joseph Washington Parker May 27, 1828 - Aug. 18, 1830 3d. Susanna Jane Parker Feb. 8, 1831 - Feb. 26, 1899 3e. Alexander Kearns Parker Jan. 4, 1832 - Jan. 2, 1897 3f. Elizabeth Caroline Parker Nov. 14, 1833 - Mar. 28, 1883 3g. Virginia Parker May 25, 1835 - June 23, 1906 3h. David Robinson Preston Parker July 4, 1837 - Sept. 22, 1908 3i. William Henry Harrison Parker Jan. 1, 1840 - Apr. 8, 1885 3j. Robert Young Parker Oct. 5, 1841 - Jan. 2, 1920 3k. Mary Hannah Parker June 16, 1848 - Sept. 3, 1848 3d. Susanna Jane Parker, Feb. 8, 1831- Feb. 26, 1899 Susanna Jane Parker married James S. Hawkins, and they had seven children: 4a. Joseph Marion Hawkins Jan. 26, 1856 - May 10, 1886 4b. William Anderson Hawkins Aug. 14, 1863 - June 18, 1934 4c. James Nelson Hawkins May 21, 1860 - 4d. Robert Preston Hawkins Aug. 14, 1863 - Aug. 1, 1936 4e. Caroline Ann Hawkins Aug. 12, 1867 - 4f. Erastus Blair Hawkins Apr. 23, 1869 - 4g. Virginia Gray Hawkins June 16, 1872 - Nov. 13, 1875 4a. Joseph Marion Hawkins, who drowned in young manhood, was married twice, once to Adella Dodds and then to Sarah Kincaid. From his marriage to Adella Dodds Nov. 3, 1875, one child was born, Vernie Gertrude Oct. 1, 1876. Vernie was twice married, first in 1895 to Marion Poole who she later divorced. They several children: Robert Anderson Poole, 1896, Carrie Hawkins Poole, 1899, Grace Adella Poole, and Dorothy Jane Poole (one or two died). Secondly, she married in 1924 Fred Hundemer. Joseph Hawkins and his second wife, Sarah Kincaid, had two children: Howard Dodd, Aug. 28, 1885, and Joseph Marian, Dec. 28, 1886. Howard Dodd Hawkins was not married, however, Joseph Marian Hawkins married her first cousin, Frank M. Kincaid, Oct. 15, 1907. They live in Chicago and have two children, Frank M. Kincaid, Jr. and Joseph Kincaid. 4b. William Anderson Hawkins married Laura Jane Beamer on Oct. 13, 1884, and they have four children: Heber H. Hawkins, July 31, 1882- 1912, Arthur L. Hawkins, Sept. 29, 1884, who did not marry, Kyle B. Hawkins, Sept. 1888- Dec. 6, 1892, and a daughter who died soon after birth, May 18, 1893. 4c. James Nelson Hawkins married Sarah Virginia Irons, Nov. 2, 1882, and they had several children: Nina Elizabeth, Dec. 14, 1885 -May 14, 1888, Lacy, who died in infancy, and four other children who died at birth. 4d. Robert Preston Hawkins married Sarah Baird Simpson, Sept. 7, 1892, whose father was an A. R. P. minister at Pickaway. Their children were: Robert Preston Hawkins, Jr., Apr. 21, 1894, Susanna Moffett Hawkins, Apr. 18, 1896, Mary Elizabeth Hawkins, Feb. 26, 1898, John Simpson Hawkins, Feb. 10, 1900, and James Blair Hawkins, Feb. 21, 1902, Robert Preston Hawkins, Jr., an associate surgeon at the C. & 0. Hospital, C. F., married Grace Vernon Reynolds, June 9, 1933. They have one son, Robert Preston, III. Susanna M. Hawkins and Mary E. Hawkins are both single and teachers. John S. Hawkins is also single. James Blair Hawkins, a B. S. in electrical engineering from V. P. I., married Marjorie Stewart Frame of Schenectady, New York, Sept. 19, 1931. They have one son, James, Jr. 4e. Caroline Ann Hawkins, a home mission worker for many years, has been in delicate health all of her life—―Suffered many things of many physicians‖. She was single. 4f. Erastus Blair Hawkins married Frances Louise Daniel, Sept. 30, 1896, and they had four children: Frances Louise Hawkins, Mar. 16, 1898, Joseph Blair Hawkins, Sept. 6, 1899 -Nov. 1900, James Saxe Hawkins, Dec. 26, 1903, and Robert William Hawkins, Aug. 28, 1906. Frances Louise married Milton Claude Chamberlain of Washington, D. C., June 28, 1930. James Saxe was handicapped by a spinal affliction. Robert William (Billy) married Ruth Kendall Hamilton of Clifton Forge, and they have one son, Kendall Blair Hawkins, born Sept. 1, 1934. 3e. Alexander Kearns Parker, Jan. 4, 1832 -Jan. 2, 1897 Alexander Kerns Parker was in the mercantile business the greater part of his life, having formed a partnership with his father before he was of age. He joined the Presbyterian Church in 1885, and he was made a ruling elder. He had the respect and confidence of all who knew him. He married Mary Anne Wylie, Oct. 25, 1855, and they had eleven children: 4a. Elizabeth Helena Parker Aug. 25, 1856 - Feb. 11, 1861 4b. Virginia Susan Parker Feb. 16, 1858 - July 1, 1858 4c. James Elliott Parker May 9, 1860 - Dec. 11, 1917 4d. Laura Parker Feb. 9, 1862 - 4e. John Perry Parker Sept. 25, 1863 - Aug. 4, 1923 4f. Alice Parker Mar. 4, 1866 - 4g. Blanche Parker May 9, 1867 - Sept. 4, 1867 4h. Florence Parker Sept. 1, 1869 - 4i. Arthur Kearnes Parker July 4, 1873 - 4j. Lelia Parker Sept. 9, 1874 - 4k. Annie Wylie Parker Mar. 20, 1878 - 4c. James Elliott Parker and Mary St. George Hammond were married April 25, 1883, and they had five children. Susie Frances, Jan. 30, 1884, married Charles H. Westbrook June 28, 1905, and had two children: a son who died in early childhood and Catherine Westbrook who became a librarian. George Alexander, 1887, married Anna B. Manville in 1912, and had two daughters: Mary Annette who married Fred Davis and has a son, Fred, Jr. and Elizabeth (Betty). Elliott McDonald, 1891, married Laura Virginia Montague June 14, 1918, and had two daughters: Catherine Sclater and Mary Montague. William Scott and Katherine Mason, 1896, were twins. Katherine Mason died at the age of two years. William Scott married Julia Pace Oct. 24, 1925, and had one child, Carolyn, who was born June 1935. 4c. Laura Parker remained single. 4e. John Perry Parker and Annie Snow Clark were married June 5, 1889. John Perry Parker, Jr. was born Feb. 26, 1894 and his mother died eight days later. He married Ellen Hall of Parkersburg and one son was born to them, J. P. Parker, III. John Perry, Jr. died at Akron, Ohio, in 1932 at 38 years of age. 4f. Alice Parker and the Rev. Mr. James William Holt were married Oct. 12, 1887, and they had three children: Alice May Nov. 2, 1889, Josie Alexandra July 15, 1893, and William White Dec. 6, 1895 - Oct. 6, 1918, who died in Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D. C. Alice May Holt married Robert S. Johnson on Oct. 15, 1919, and they have a son, James Emerson born Jan. 25, 1925. Josie A. Holt married Carl Grady Eades on Oct. 1, 1921, and they had two children: Mary Alice Eades Feb. 5, 1923, and Carl Grady Eades Oct. 2,1925. 4h. Florence Parker and Bernard Jackson Leach were married Dec. 25, 1901, and they had two children: Mary Pauline Leach Oct. 5,1903 and Roscoe Lyle Leach May 19, 1905 who remained single. Mary Pauline married Marshall Lee Miller on June 6, 1923, and they had three children: Barbara Florence, Mary Virginia, and Betty Lee. 4j. Arthur Kearnes Parker and Lucy Gordon were married June 10, 1909. They had one son, Arthur Kearnes, Jr. who was born in June 1911. 4j. Lelia Parker and John David Withrow were married Dec. 26. 1900, and they had five children: Archibald Alexander Sept. 17, 1902, Mary Wylie Apr. 5, 1904, John David, Jr. June 9, 1907, Harriet Dec. 31,1909, Aubrey Parker Sept. 25, 1912, Robert Wilson June 20, 1918. Archibald Alexander married Ann Chandler Sept. 13, 1930. They have two children: Betty Ann Aug. 1, 1934, and Carolyn Chandler Sept. 4, 1938. Harriet married Christopher Jones Burris June 23, 1928. They have two children: Christopher Jones, Jr. and Billy. 4k. Annie Wylie Parker and Richard Coleman Heywood were married Mar. 22. 1904. They have no children. 3f. Elizabeth Caroline Parker, Nov. 14, 1833 – Mar. 28, 1883 Elizabeth Caroline Parker married Benjamin F. Beamer Oct. 25, 1855, and they had eight children: 4a. Virginia Susan Beamer May 6, 1858 - 4b. Michael Alphonso Beamer Jul. 7, 1860 - 4c. Joseph Lee Beamer Jan. 12, 1862 - 4d. Ida Alice Beamer Aug. 7, 1866 - Feb. 9, 1891 4e. Augustus Simpson Beamer Sept.22, 1868 - Jan. 19, 1912 4f. Dona Beamer May 4, 1872 - 4g. Leslie Byrley Beamer Oct.29, 1876 - Mar. 13, 1924 4h. Mary Carol Beamer Aug. 17, 1880 - 4a. Virginia Susan Beamer and James Washington Wimmer were married May 30, 1884, and they had five children: Winifred Elmo Dec. 22, 1885, Mabel Ida July 23, 1891, Lois Elizabeth Oct. 25 1893, Bryan Franklin Oct 2, 1896, and Mary Caroline Aug. 10, 1888 - Mar. 29, 1891. 4c. Joseph Lee Beamer and Virginia Burton were married in June 1884, and they had eight children: William Alphonso Sept. 18, 1887, Leo Clifton Mar.12, 1890, Paul May 31, 1892 - June 16, 1892, Robert Preston June 29, 1894, Bernard Burton Apr. 20, 1897, Mary Clare Jan. 14, 1901, George Leslie May 2, 1903, and Ada Virginia Dec. 22, 1905 - Apr. 11, 1912. 4d. Ida Alice Beamer and Joseph T. Alvis were married in 1890. They have no children. 4e. Augustus Simpson Beamer and Nannie L. Hale were married May 11, 1893, and they had five children: Franklin Charles Feb. 27, 1894, Chief Petty Officer in the U.S.N., married Emma Buchannon, and they have no children. Carl Lee Feb. 23, 1899, married Viola Whittaker, and they have four children. Hazel Virginia June 14, 1902, married Sam Brown, and they have three children. Julian Simpson Feb. 17, 1908, married Hester Broyles, Dorothy May June 2,1912, married Albert Noel. 4f. Dona Beamer and William Franklin Ritenour were married June 15, 1898, and they had five children: Mary Pauline July 10, 1899, married Clyde S. Williams, and they had three children. Garland William Nov. 25, 1900, married Florence Tarking, and they had two children: Leslie Edward Sept. 22, 1902 who was married. Bennie Lucille Sept. 7, 1903, and Georgia Iris Apr. 25, 1905. 4g. Leslie Byrley Beamer and Alice Pearl Morris were married Dec 3, 1903, and they had ten children: Dorothy Lee Sept. 9, 1904, married Sept. 12, 1928 (Wyrick), Goldie Geneva Jan. 19, 1906, Ben Vinson Oct. 5, 1907, married May 9, 1934, Bryan Herbert Feb. 13, 1909, Caroline Winfred Apr. 4, 1911, Ray Willard June 16, 1913, George Arthur May 5, 1916, Earl Edward Sept. 11, 1918, Donald Leslie July 5, 1921, and Lois Viola Nov. 6, 1923. 4h. Mary Carol Beamer and James A. Hare were married July 16, 1915, and they had two children, James and Reba Duncan. 3g. Virginia Parker, May 25, 1835 - June 23, 1906 Virginia Parker and John Clavin Beamer were married Nov. 1, 1860, and they had eight children: 4a. Elizabeth Susan Beamer Jan. 11, 1862 (single) 4b. Hattie Morris Beamer Apr. 25, 1866 - May 27, 1883 4c. John Bird Beamer Sept. 18, 1867 - Mar. 1925 4d. Joseph William Beamer Aug. 17, 1869 - 1937 (?) 4e. Charles Adger Beamer Nov. 1, 1870 - 1874 4f. Nannie Catherine Beamer Oct. 27, 1872 - 4g. Bernard Parker Beamer Nov. 15, 1874 4h. Powhatan Reynolds Beamer Dec. 2, 1876 - 1922 (?) 4c. John Bird Beamer and Lannie E. Lynch were married Jan. 1, 1895, and they had four children: Hattie who married William O'Neill and has nine children, two boys and seven girls, Virginia who married Albert Bruner, three children, one son and two daughters, John Cecil who is single and lives with his aunt, Betty Beamer, and a son who died a few days after birth. 4d. Joseph William Beamer married Jennie Johnson of Botetourt Co., Va. They have two children, Minnie who died at age five and Lionel who married and moved to Chicago, Ill. 4f. Nannie Catherine Beamer and Emmett Russell Curry were married ca. 1898. They had two children, Marlin Beamer Curry and a daughter who died in infancy. Rev. Marlin B. Curry married May Dickerson ca. 1933, and they have two children, Thomas Russell who was born July 5, 1934 and a daughter. 4g. Bernard Parker Beamer married Nannie C. Givens of Monroe County and they had three children: Lacy Lee who married Louise Humphries of Greenbrier County and has a daughter born in 1927, Weita Beamer, and Pearl Beamer. 4h. Powhatan Reynolds Beamer married Elizabeth (Bessie) Poole of Chicago. They had two sons, Herman and Parker. 3h. David Robinson Preston Parker, Jul. 4, 1837- Sept. 22, 1908 David Robinson Preston Parker was a member of Bryan's Battery during the Civil War. He married Jeannetta Hedrick of Greenbrier, and they had four children: 4a. Charles Bernard Parker 4b. Lora Parker 4c. Wellington Parker 4d. Frank Parker 4a. Charles Bernard Parker married a Miss Hughard, and after some years moved to Ohio. They have several children. 4b. Lora Parker married Charles Dwyer of Greenbrier. She died a year or two after their marriage. No children. 4c. Wellington Henry Parker, a physician, married Lillie Crookshanks, and they had three children: Ray who married Courtney Anderson, a daughter of Rev. John Anderson, and has a son, Ross who married Helen Tressell of White Sulphur Springs, and has two or three children, and Roy who married Miss Callison of Renick in Greenbrier. 4d. Frank William Parker married Belle McClung of Greenbrier County, and they have three children: Lora who married William Hedrick, Frank Wilson, and Mary. 3i. William Henry Harrison Parker, Jan. 1, 1840 -April 8, 1885 William Henry Harrison Parker was a member of Bryan's Battery, Lowry's, Chapman's, and perhaps Otey's which constituted the Thirteenth Battalion of Virginia Artillery. He and Orlena Estaline Shirey were married Dec. 31, 1860, and they had three children: 4a. Charles Preston Parker Sept. 14, 1861 - May 19, 1862 4b. Viola Ida Parker Sept. 9, 1864 - Dec. 2, 1924 4c. Newton Alexander Parker Sept. 21, 1867 - July 1937 Orlena Estaline Shirey Parker died April 18, 1870, and William Henry Harrison Parker married Mary Jeannetta McClung March 25, 1871. They had three children: 4d. William Edward Parker Sept. 22, 1872 - Dec. 21, 1879 4e. Alonzo Ezra Parker Mar. 10, 1875 - May 13, 1911 4f. Bryan McClung Parker July 4, 1877 - Jul. 19, 1902 4b. Viola Ida Parker and Joseph Plumer Leach were married May 27, 1891, and they had six children: Ruth Alexandra Leach, March 23, 1892 at Crimson Springs, who remained single. Mary Orlena Leach, July 27, 1894 at Crimson Springs, married Richard H. Fife June 24, 1913 at Butler, Pa., and they had four Children, Frank Hartford Fife Feb. 8, 1914 at Canonsburg, Pa., David Elmer Fife Dec. 18, 1915 at Canonsburg, Pa., Dora Virginia Fife Dec. 2, 1917 at Canonsburg, Pa., who married Harry Buchanan Hazlett of Canonsburg, Pa., on November 12, 1937, and Mary Agnes Fife Apr. 17, 1921 -Apr. 18, 1921. Lacy Latimer Leach, June 30, 1896 at Crimson Springs, married Mrs. Evelyn (Lintsenmeyer) McCann of Pittsburgh, Pa., on Feb. 6, 1930, and they had no children. Joseph P. Leach, Jr., Apr. 30, 1899 at Crimson Springs. William Addison Leach, Aug. 13, 1902 at Crimson Springs, married Elizabeth Hazel Billingsley of Pittsburgh, Pa., on Nov. 25, 1937. Harold Newton Leach, Nov. 28, 1907 at Morganza, Pa., married Violet Marie Berger of Canonsburg, Pa., on Oct. 26, 1935, and they have no children. 4c. Newton Alexander Parker, a Presbyterian minister, and Leonard Lindsay Dickerson were married Aug. 15, 1906 by Rev. J. W. Holt, and they had two children: Newton Alexander Parker II, Jul. 8, 1907, at Iron Gate, Va., who married Marie Willette Collier in 1929 (?) and has a daughter, Jeanne Carolyn Parker March 27, 1930, and John William Parker who was born Jan. 20, 1910, at Iron Gate, Va. 4c. Alonzo Ezra Parker and Laura Jarrett of Genoa Junction, Wis., were married and had a daughter who died in infancy of tuberculosis. 4f. Bryan McClung Parker went to Chicago and also developed tuberculosis. He returned to Monroe County and died at his mother's home, Mrs. R. H. Martin. 3j. Robert Young Parker, Oct. 5, 1841 - Jan. 3, 1920 Robert Young Parker, like two of his brothers, was a member of Capt. Thomas A. Bryan's Company of Virginia Artillery which was known as the Monroe Artillery, Bryan Artillery, or Bryan's Battery. This Company was organized March 27, 1862, and served in the 4th Brigade, Department of West Virginia, and in McLaughlin's Battalion of Artillery. In battle it was Robert's job to fire "the piece," in other words, to put the torch to the cannon. According to family tradition, Robert was once saved during the Civil War by a general. The troops were retreating under a Federal advance and Robert was in danger of being captured or killed when a general came by and carried him away from the action on his horse. Robert married Martha Campbell of Monroe County, West Virginia, and they had nine children, seven of which lived to adulthood. Martha died of "apolexy," a cerebral hemorrhage, and is buried in an unmarked grave in Monroe County. At the persuasion of Will Gilliam, his son-in-law, Robert moved his family from Monroe County to Zion Hill near Eagle Rock in Botetourt County, Virginia. Later in life, he was to live with his daughter, Glenna Gilliam, at or near Radiant, Virginia, in Madison County. He died there of an heart attack which he suffered when her home burned. His son, Bob Parker, who was there at the time saved the family by getting them out of the house into the snow. The shock caused the heart attack. He is buried at Walker's Chapel on State Route 230 near Radiant. Robert Young Parker and Martha Campbell had nine children: 4a. a son who died in infancy 4b. Ashby Parker 4c. Orion Creet Parker 4d. William Carlton Parker Mar. 16, 1883 - Jan. 7, 1956 4e. Joseph Oscar Parker 4f. Wade Hampton Parker 4g. Florence (?) Parker died in early childhood 4h. Glenna Elizabeth Parker 4i. Robert Rector Parker 4b. Ashby Parker, nicknamed Sash, married Emma King and lived in Covington, Virginia. They had one son, Orion Everett Parker, who married Lola Mae Armentrout. O. E. Parker lives in Covington, Virginia. 4c. Orion Creet Parker moved to Florida and married Lenora Williams. They had six children: O. C. Parker, Jr. married Mary Emma _______, Eunice Parker married James Loomis Anderson, Robert Parker married Hellen ______, Clarice Parker married several times, Gwinn Parker was married, and Fred Parker married Emma ______. 4d. William Carlton Parker, Mar. 16, 1883 - Jan. 7, 1956, was born at Pickaway in Monroe County, West Virginia. He moved to Botetourt County, Virginia, with his father during his young manhood. One of his first business enterprises was Parker's Pure Dairy in Zion Hill, Virginia. Another early business was photography. He would go from farm to farm making family photographs and staying with the family a day or so. It was in this way that he met his future wife, Mabel Clara Plewes, May 22, 1880 - May 4, 1967. Mabel Clara was the daughter of William Plewes and Emily Alice Bush. Her father was a miller, and she was born at Bennett's Mill in Montgomery County, Virginia. They later lived at Howell's Mill near Fincastle, Virginia, where she and William Carlton met. Her family moved to Eagle Rock, Virginia, where her father worked for Cash and Allen at Eagle Rock Roller Mill. It was here in Eagle Rock at her father's home that Mabel Clara and William Carlton were married, April 8, 1908. Later they lived in Covington, Virginia, where he ran a studio and sold Maxwell cars. In 1918 they moved their family to Roanoke, Virginia, where he continued his photography until his death. They both died in Roanoke and are buried there in Evergreen Cemetery. William Carlton Parker and Mabel Clara Plewes had five children: 5a. William Carlton Parker, Jr. Apr. 12, 1909 5b. Alton Bernard Parker Mar. 7, 1911 5c. John Wesley Parker May 6., 1913 5d. Robert Plewes Parker Jun. 13, 1917 5e. Mary Ruth Parker May 11, 1919 5a. William Carl ton Parker, Jr., photographer, was born at Eagle Rock. He married Della Hortence Johnson and they have one son, William Carlton Parker, III. Billy married Suzanne Steinbeck, and they have two sons, Michael and Gregory. 5b. Alton Bernard Parker, photographer and Boy Scout leader, was born at Covington. He is single. 5c. John Wesley Parker, pen salesman, was born at Covington. He married Hilda Carder, deceased, and he has two children, John Wesley Parker, Jr. who has been married twice and has one son and Judy Parker who has been married twice. 5d. Robert Plewes Parker, Methodist minister and educator, was born at Covington. He married Joye Brantley, and they have four sons: John Brantley Parker who married Patsy Pollard and is divorced, Robert Plewes Parker, II, who married Christy Guy, Dana Carlton Parker, and Christoper Stewart Parker. 5e. Mary Ruth Parker, housewife and realtor, was born at Roanoke. She married Charles Ralph Arthur, Methodist minister and educator (Aug. 5, 1917 – Oct. 13, 1970), on Jan. 22, 1944. They have four sons: Charles Ralph Arthur, Jr., Dec. 17,1944, who married Sarah Elizabeth Shively, Oct. 14, 1947, on Dec. 22, 1968; Thomas Carlton Arthur, Jul. 11, 1946, who married Carolyn Scott Fisher, Sept. 30, 1947, on June 15, 1968; Richard Allen Arthur, May 4, 1949, who married Jane Elizabeth Vaiden, May 11, 1949, on March 11, 1972; and Parker Alexander Arthur, June 27, 1957. 4e. Joseph Oscar Parker married Clara Merritt and they lived in Bedford County, Virginia. They had two daughters, Noreen and Lucille who were both single. 4f. Wade Hampton Parker married Mary Padgett, and they lived at Forest, Virginia, in Bedford County. They had three children, a child who died young, Orion Parker, and Houston Parker who lives in Lynchburg, Virginia. 4h. Glenna Elizabeth Parker married Will Gilliam who was killed by lightning while sitting on a bed holding a child. The child was thrown free. They lived in Orange County, Virginia, and at Radiant, Virginia, in Madison County. They had six children, Erma Gilliam who married Claude Carter, Jack Gilliam who was unmarried, Myrtle Gilliam who married a Pritchett, Aubrey Gilliam who was married, Mary Gilliam who married Clark Pertian, and a son who died in young manhood. 4i. Robert Rector Parker married Fannie Weeks, and they had no children. 2f. SAMUEL PARKER, May 8, 1804 – Apr. 19, 1871 Samuel Parker married Jane Johnson of Johnson's Cross Roads in Monroe County. Annie Parker was their only child. She married William Maddy, and they had two daughters, Amber Maddy and Ulma Maddy. Amber Maddy first married a Boyd, and they had a son, William J. Boyd, who died at three months. She then married James Burdett, and they had a son. Ulma Maddy married Bevis who was a merchant at Gauley Bridge. They had a son, Ralph, who married and had several children. 2g. MARY (POLLY) PARKER, May 2, 1807 – Aug. 10, 1888 Polly Parker married John Lively, and they moved to Coalton, Ohio. They had four children: Milton Lively who was married, Lorenzo Lively who was married, Lydia Lively who married Allen McGhee and had several children, Mary Lively who was a hunchback because of a fall that married and died with the birth of her first child. 2h. DAVID PARKER, Oct. 27, 1809 – Mar. 1871 David Parker married a Humphreys, and they had three children: Sena Parker, Hannah Parker, and Hugh Parker. After David Parker died his children moved to Roane County, West Virginia, where their descendants live. 2i. RACHEL PARKER, Jan. 8, 1812 – Feb. 11, 1843 Rachel Parker married John Humphreys, a brother of David Parker's wife. They had three children, Ann Humphreys, John Manelius Humphreys, and Addison Humphreys. Rachel died at the age of 31 and her husband a few years later. The children were raised by their Humphreys grandparents. 3a. Ann Humphreys married a Blackburn who deserted her before the birth of her daughter, May. May Blackburn married Otey McCormick, and they had three daughters and two sons, one of whom drown when a young man. Ann Humphreys and her family lived in Covington, Virginia. 3b. John Manelius Humphreys married twice, Sallie Dolan and Sarah E. Dunsmore. He had ten children: John Preston Humphreys who married a Pitzer and had several children, Charles Luther Humphreys who died in infancy, Boyd Elmer Humphreys who was unmarried, Margaret Ann Humphreys who was unmarried, Nora A. Humphreys who married Fletcher Alford and had no children, Rutherford A. Humphreys who was twice married, a Reynolds and a Pitzer, and had five children, Otho,Adger, Sydney, Harry, and Susan, Renick Ashby Humphreys who married Susan Dixon, Burman W. Humphreys who married Lona Ingles and had four children, Ruth, Mark, Georgia, and Jewell, B. Alrelda Humphreys who was unmarried, and Luella B. Humphreys who was unmarried. 3c. Addison Humphreys was twice married, once to a Tinsley and to Susan Burdett. He had one son, William, who born to his first marriage. William died in young manhood. Addison had five children by his second marriage, Lena Leoti Humphreys who married James William Dixon and had six children, William Lacy Dixon who married Jane McKinney and had two children, Mary Louise and James McKinney, Czerny A. Dixon who married Helen Riffe and had a son, Billy, Nina Dixon who was twice married, McCall and Jens, and had a son by the first marriage and a son and a daughter by the second, Zula Dixon married Robert Rigg and she had a son and a daughter, and Mary Dixon who married Roy Whitman and had a son and a daughter; Samuel Humphreys who married a Worsham and had several children; Florence Humphreys who married a Lockhart and had no children; Willanna Humphreys who married a Lockhart, brother to her sister's husband, and had two daughters and two (?) sons who lived in California; and Ernest Humphreys who married and had no children. 2j. WILLIAM PARKER, Mar. 3, 1815 - July 3, 1900 William Parker sold the land he inherited near Hillsdale and moved to the lower- end of Monroe County. He was twice married. His first wife was Lydia Sullivan who died in young womanhood leaving a daughter. 3a. Virginia Parker married Andrew Daugherty William Parker's second wife was Sarah Upton, and they had eight children: 3b. Andrew Parker died young, two children 3c. Joseph N. Parker daughters-Fannie, Nannie 3d. George W. Parker married twice 3e. Samuel A. Parker married 3f. J. Harvey Parker married twice 3g. Lydia Parker married 3h. William Henry (Rector) Parker Jan. 3, 1867 - Aug. 11, 1932 3j. Mary I. Parker May 30, 1868 - Nov. 24, 1933 3d. George W. Parker, a Baptist minister, was twice married. His first wife was Callie Brown, and they had three sons and two daughters. Two of the sons died, and the other married and had no children. One of the daughters, Grace, died and the other married and lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His second wife was Ella Young. 3e. Samuel A. Parker married a Miss Kincaid, and they had one child, Marian who was a Methodist minister. 3g. Lydia Parker married James Allen and had five children. 3h. William Henry Parker, a Baptist minister, was twice married. His first wife was Nora Belle Neal, and they had three children: Beulah Florence Parker, a registered nurse, who married John Ballard of Monroe County and lived in New York City, William Oscar Parker who married Lura Hall and had five children, Henry D., Ruth, Beulah M. , Emmett, and Nora, and Lacy Chambers Parker who married Elizabeth Mann and had three children, Hazel, Elizabeth, and Spurgeon. 3i. Mary I. Parker married Thomas M. Broyles on Dec. 31, 1890, and they had nine children, one of which died in infancy. Their children are: A. L. Broyles of Montgomery, West Virginia, Roy W. Broyles of Charleston, West Virginia, Clyde C. Broyles of Clay, West Virginia, Paul F. Broyles, Mrs. L. Hammack, Mrs. O. M. Wykle of Sarton, West Virginia, Mrs. Cecil Bowles, Mrs. A. B. Balderson of south Charleston, West Virginia, and Mrs. Paul T. Hammacks of Charleston who is an R. N. 2k. ANDREW PARKER, Aug 27, 1817 - Sept 1, 1865 Andrew Parker married Mary Katherine Upton, and they had six children: 3a. Mary Jane Webb Parker Aug. 13, 1852 - 3b. Martha Ann Frances Parker Jan. 23, 1855 - 3c. Marion Fletcher Parker Aug. 12, 1857 - 3d. William Harvey Parker Feb. 17, 1860 - 3e. Joseph Alexander Parker 1861 - Nov. 13, 1913 3f. Charles Lewis Parker Jan. 11, 1865 - 3a. Mary Jane (Mollie) Parker married John Keenan Burdett, a member of Bryan's Battery and a deacon in Hillsdale Church. They lived many years near the old home place then moved to Hinton and from there to Alderson where they both died. They had no children. 3b. Martha Ann Frances Parker married twice. Her first husband was Andrew Burdett who died shortly after their marriage. Her second husband was Addison Tinsley, and their children were: Otey Tinsley, Ruby Tinsley, Homer Tinsley, Alex Tinsley, Susie Tinsley, and several who died in childhood. 3c. Marion Fletcher Parker married Mollie Brown, and they had four children: Harry Parker who was twice married and had two (?) children, Courtney Parker who was single, Gordon Parker who was single, and Helen Parker who married Alton L. Fry and had three children, two daughters and a son. 3d. William Harvey Parker was a victim of dementia and died in an asylum. 3e. Joseph Alexander Parker died single. He was a successful merchant and a commissioned Lieut. Col. in the West Virginia National Guard. 3f. Charles Lewis Parker married Lutie McVey,and they had several children. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE The only additions made to Laura Parker's work were in the Robert Young Parker and William Carlton Parker families. This information was obtained from Robert Plewes Parker, Alton Bernard Parker, and Mary Ruth Parker Arthur, children of William Carlton Parker and grandchildren of Robert Young Parker.
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