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 Descendants of James Riley Parks

Submitted by: Jeannie Parks Cohea
© 2007

JAMES RILEY PARKS was born December 18, 1845 in Polk County, Missouri, and died July 26, 1930 in Sumner County, Tennessee. He married MARY ELIZABETH ALBERT, daughter of JAMES ALBERT and MARTHA BATIE. She was born March 4, 1836 in North Carolina / White County, Tennessee, and died January 3, 1920 in Sumner County, Tennessee.  Children of JAMES PARKS and MARY ALBERT are:

WILLIAM BYRD PARKS was born April 30, 1871, and died January 05, 1925. He married (1) H. S. HONEYCUTT December 24, 1886 in Sumner County, Tennessee. He married (2) VANDELIA ODELL November 3, 1892 in Sumner County, Tennessee. She was born July 29, 1873, and died November 16, 1953.

Children of WILLIAM PARKS and H.S. HONEYCUTT are:

  1. OVA PARKS, m. CHARLES PAYNE, December 25, 1905, Sumner County, Tennessee.
  2. BESSIE PARKS, m. ?? THAYER.
  3. RHODA PARKS, b. 1890; d. 1950; m. ETHEL KELLEY, November 27, 1909, Sumner County, Tennessee; b. 1889; d. 1968.

Children of WILLIAM PARKS and VANDELIA ODELL are:

  1. LILLIE F. PARKS, b. September 21, 1893; d. July 10, 1900.
  2. FRANK R. PARKS, b. February 9, 1896; d. January 3, 1964; m. (1) SCYLLA B.; d. 1995; m. (2) MINNIE MAI MCGREGRA, August 3, 1924, Robertson County, Tennessee; b. January 27, 1905; d. October 17, 1998.

JOSEPH ROBERTSON PARKS was born July 18, 1872 in Putnam County, Tennessee, and died August 27, 1956 in Sumner County, Tennessee. He married RUTHA ANN CONQUEST December 22, 1894 in Sumner County, Tennessee, daughter of JOHN CONQUEST and MELISSA LINVILLE. She was born January 2, 1879 in Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, and died September 19, 1957 in Sumner County, Tennessee.

Children of JOSEPH PARKS and RUTHA CONQUEST are:

  1. JAMES WESLEY PARKS, b. June 3, 1896, Sumner County, Tennessee; d. March 30, 1981, Beech Grove, Indiana; m. (1) EMMA LEE WALKER, December 2, 1919, Robertson County, Tennessee; b. May 29, 1894, Robertson County, TN; d. July 03, 1939; m. (2) DESSIE FERN JOYCE FRITTS, July 03, 1946, Wanamaker, Indiana; b. July 03, 1894, Shelby County, Indiana.
  2. EVELYN MELISSA PARKS, b. October 23, 1898; d. March 8, 1996; m. FRELAND TAYLOR AUSTIN, May 1, 1916, Sumner County, Tennessee; b. July 20, 1888; d. September 24, 1970.
  3. DOVIE JANE PARKS, b. January 26, 1901; d. June 01, 1972; m. NEWTON WINFRED CARLISLE, July 4, 1917; b. November 22, 1898; d. February 13, 1967.
  4. LENA GERTRUDE 'GERTIE' PARKS, b. November 16, 1902, Tennessee; d. October 22, 1993; m. FLOYD HALL, January 10, 1931, Sumner County, Tennessee; b. August 11, 1903; d. January 22, 1986.
  5. LUTHER ALONZO "LONNIE" PARKS, b. June 4, 1905, Tennessee; d. June 20, 1965, Springfield, Robertson Co, TN; m. (1) DOROTHY DANIELS; m. (2) CLARA ELLEN DIXON, May 3, 1925, Robertson County, Tennessee; b. December 20, 1907, Robertson Co, TN; d. May 25, 2001.
  6. FANNIE ELIZABETH PARKS, b. February 18, 1911, Tennessee; d. April 16, 1996, Sumner County, Tennessee; m. CLAUDE HALL; b. August 11, 1903; d. December 29, 1969.
  7. LULA IRENE PARKS, b. January 10, 1920, Robertson County, Tennessee; d. February 25, 1941, Robertson County, Tennessee.
  8. JODIE CLARENCE PARKS, b. July 10, 1916, Tennessee; d. August 4, 1991, Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee; m. MARY ANNA GRUBBS, January 28, 1937, Sumner Co, TN; b. June 28, 1920, Robertson County, Tennessee; d. June 12, 1993, Robertson Co, TN.

GEORGE WESLEY PARKS was born September 25, 1877 in White County, Tennessee, and died September 01, 1959 in Sumner County, Tennessee. He married MATTIE BIGGS October 09, 1909 in Sumner Co, TN. She was born August 30, 1888, and died October 07, 1977 in Sumner Co, TN.

Children of GEORGE PARKS and MATTIE BIGGS are:

  1. DORSEY PARKS, b. July 28, 1910, Sumner Co, TN; d. June 21, 1987, Sumner Co, TN; m. NELLIE A. HALL, June 8, 1931, Sumner Co, TN; b. April 20, 1914; d. August 5, 1977.
  2. JAMES HORACE PARKS, b. December 4, 1912, Sumner Co, TN; d. June 24, 1980, Sumner Co, TN.
  3. LEWIS ALTON PARKS, b. January 1, 1915, Sumner Co, TN; d. April 20, 1986, Sumner Co, TN; m. NADINE ROGERS; b. April 30, 1919.
  4. CLARA CHRISTINE PARKS, b. August 17, 1920, Sumner Co, TN; d. May 30, 1995, Sumner Co, TN; m. J.D. ROGERS; b. January 12, 1912; d. October 09, 1992.
  5. MAYBELL PARKS, b. April 17, 1924, Sumner Co, TN; d. April 17, 1924, Sumner Co, TN.
  6. ESTELLE PARKS, b. April 17, 1924, Sumner Co, TN; d. April 17, 1924, Sumner Co, TN.
  7. EVA INEZ PARKS, b. February 13, 1927, Sumner Co, TN; m. EARL EUGENE 'GENE' BALDWIN; b. January 11, 1924.

JOHN S. PARKS was born August 27, 1872, and died October 23, 1969. He married MARY DELIA HONEYCUTT February 5, 1891 in Sumner Co, TN. She was born 1872.

Children of JOHN PARKS and MARY HONEYCUTT are:

  1. JOHN L. SULLIVAN PARKS, b. March 20, 1893; d. January 1980, Logan Co, Kentucky; m. ROBERTA ADAMS, October 19, 1924, Robertson Co, TN; b. February 10, 1908.
  2. JAMES CORBETT PARKS, b. March 2, 1892; d. March 4, 1976; m. (1) MINNIE CONQUEST, July 10, 1911, Logan Co, Kentucky; b. August 21, 1895, Tennessee; d. January 21, 1918, Logan Co, KY; m. (2) LENA BRILEY, August 3, 1918, Robertson Co, TN; m. (3) NANCY VICTORIA 'VICKIE' ADAMS, July 26, 1925, Robertson Co, TN; b. 1905.
  3. GEORGIA E. PARKS, b. February 1896.
  4. EFFIE L. PARKS, b. August 1898.
  5. SAM R. PARKS, b. 1902.
  6. PAUL LESLIE PARKS, b. July 04, 1904.
  7. WILLIAM FINIS 'BILL' PARKS, b. January 25, 1909, Sumner Co, TN; d. January 04, 1949, Simpson Co, Kentucky.
  8. BETTY E. PARKS, b. 1914.
  9. RUBY PARKS, b. January 16, 1912.

* This information has been put together with the help of several other family members. For more information or to correct anything that I have wrong, please contact Jeannie Parks Cohea at rjcohea@bellsouth.net

 


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