Despite the fact that the Parker family
did not stay overly long in any place, some
information has been learned about Mary Ann
Parker, the wife of David W. Daily, son of David
and Mary (Wise). A search of a marriage
record had been unsuccessful, but only because
the Clark county marriages which were checked
ranged from 1802-1850 and the couple probably
married about 1852 as she was born in 1832 and
most of the young women of the area and in the
families married at age 20.
Census records place John's
birth in Tennessee in about 1804, his wife Nancy
in Kentucky in about 1807, and because their
eldest son John was born in Indiana in about
1830, it would seem the family had settled in the
state by this time.
Family letters had indicated that Mary Ann's
father was John C. Parker, a search into the
records was made and this was indeed confirmed
when she was found listed in John C. Parker's
household as Mary Daily with her children.
Parker was located in the Clark County records as
early as 1840 and was listed as head of a
household which included 19 persons. By the
age of the persons listed, it is indicative that
either his father and younger siblings are living
with him in the household and that at least one
was probably married with a young child.
But since their names do not appear in these
early census records, there are 5 males betweeen
ages 20-30 not yet accounted for, 2 girls between
age 15-20, 1 girl between 10-15, and one small
boy under the age of five. Those which are
accounted for are John C. Parker, his wife
Nancy, and probably his father whom may be
William Parker born in Virginia in 1785 as he
matches the range for a male between 50-60.
The male listed at least 5 but under 10 is
most likely John's son James; male listed as at
least 10 but under 15 would be John's son John
M.; two females under the age of 5 would be
John's daughters Emily and Adaline; and one of
the two females that was at least 5 but under 10
would be John's daughter Mary Ann. And of
added interest, it should be noted that 1 free
colored male between 10/24 and another between
25/55 lived in the Parker household in 1840.
John C. Parker was the first household listed and
the first family listed in the town of
Charlestown when the census was taken on August
18th. At the time, John C. Parker was
listed as a 46 year-old Hotel Keeper with real
estate valued at $3,500. His wife Nancy is
listed as age 43, born in KY - and daughters Mary
age 18, Emma age 13, James M. age 16, Ada age 11,
Cordelia age 8, and Sallie age 4.
Charlestown had grown. This is apparent
because the Parker family which once was the
first family is now the 18th, and the dwelling
they are living in is the 29th to be enumerated
on the 2nd day of June. Though possible the
family moved, they didn't move far if so. -
Listed in the household is 55 year-old John
C.Parker who now is employed in
railroading. His real estate is valued at
$3500 and he has now amassed a personal estate
worth $25,000. His wife Nancy age 53 is
listed, as is daughter Emily age 23, son J.
Madison age 26, Adaline age 20, Cordelia age 18,
Sarah age 14, and a younger daughter born after
the last census, Julia age 9. Listed with
them is a 22 year-old black servant Margaret Hays
who was born in Indiana; and ater her is John
Parker's eldest son who was not listed in the
earlier census. He is listed as age 30 and
is a musician with real estate valued at $2,000
and personal estate valued at $100. His
wife Maria, is 28 years of age and is a music
teacher who was born in Ohio; and lastly with the
young couple is their 11 month-old daughter Kate
S. Parker which completes the members of the
1870 census John C. Parker's household is listed
just after the Shelby household which had
included Mary Daily-Ramsey, the wife of John
Howard Ramsey and her 9 year-old son Harry.
John Parker's household now only consisted of
himself, listed as a 66 year-old trader in
railroad stock with real estate now valued at
$79,200 and his personal estate worth
$40,000. His youngest child, Julia who is
aged 15, is living with him and attending school
and so is his daughter Mary Ann Daily, the widow
of David W. Daily, Jr. who had died two years
earlier. Listed with her are her children
- daughter Fannie age 17, son Harry age 15,
Mollie K. age 12, and son John C. Daily age
9. - This census also concludes that Mary
Ann's mother Nancy had died between 1860 and
Parker-Daily who had been enumerated in 1860 with
her husband David, a 32 year-old stable keeper in
Jeffersonville with their children Anna (Fannie)
age 7, and Harry age 5, had also had a 17
year-old Laura Hawkins living with them as
Domestic help. But after the death of her
husband and being listed in her father's
household in 1870, Mary Ann Parker-Daily is
living in Charlestown on Water Street in 1880
listed as a 48 year-old widow with her single
daughter Mollie age 22, and a 13 year-old black
servant Jude Wilson who is an errand boy for her
that was born in Virginia of Virginian
JOHN C. & NANCY PARKER
- John M.
Parker - born about 1830 who married
Maria and had at least Kate S.
- Mary Ann
Parker - born about 1832 who married
David W. Daily, Jr. and had Fannie,
Mollie, Harry, and John C. Parker who
were all born in Indiana.
Madison Parker - born about 1834.
Parker - born about 1837.
Parker - born about 1839/1840.
Parker - born in 1842.
(Sallie) Parker - born in 1846.
Parker - born in 1851.
|There have been
other Parkers located, the eldest being William
S. Parker whom is likely the father of John C.
Parker. He is listed in the 1850 census
taken on the 8th of November and was living alone
in Silver Creek township listed as a 65 year-old
Virginian-born farmer with real estate valued at
$2700. In 1860 he is listed in Charlestown
about eight houses down from John C. Parker and
his family. William is listed as age 74,
born in Virginia, and living with him is a Mary
Parker who is age 53, possibly a sister of John
C. Parker who at this time was 55 years old.
Parkers located, a David Parker was found in Clay
County, Indiana stating he was born about 1798 in
Kentucky. He appears in the census with a
young woman who appears to be his wife despite
the large age difference; and looking at the
names of the children, seems his is probably a
2nd marriage. She would have been ruled out
as his wife save for the age of the youngest
child who is a Parker and not a Payne; and
accordingly would seem the couple probably
married sometime around 1846. The gap
between the two youngest children might indicated
that she was widowed not long after her son
Samuel was born.
in Cass township of Clay County, David Parker, a
74 year-old Kentucky-born farmer is listed with
real estate valued at $2,000. His
"wife" Nancy is age 43, also born in
Kentucky, and listed with them is what appears to
be Nancy's eldest son from a previous marriage,
21 year-old George Payne, a grocery keeper who
was born in KY; 18 year-old Jonathan Parker and
his 16 year-old sister Mary Parker, Nancy's 15
year-old son Henry Payne, Jonathan's 14 year-old
daughter Elizabeth Parker, Nancy's youngest
children James Payne age 13, Sarah Payne age 9,
and Samuel Payne age 8. The youngest child
listed in the household is Shalen Parker, who
appears to be the 3 year-old daughter of John and
research of James Baker, additional information
is added (2004) regarding a David Parker. This
David was born in Knox County, Kentucky on 20 Nov
1798, and according to the Bible records of
Lucinda Parker - his death was given as July 18,
1861. His birth calculated from his age at death:
62 years, 7 months and 28 days. He appears on the
marriage license of his son Woodson to Lucinda
Parker and his wife Lucinda, as noted above,
lived next door to his father David. Notes
of James Baker indicate Woodson was born in Knox
County, Kentucky on 07 December 1825. He married
Lucinda (Sinclair) in Greencastle, Putnam Co., IN
on 11 July 1844 by J.H. Harryman, a minister of
the M.E. Church. Lucinda was the daughter of J.P
Sinclair. She was born 01 Feb 1827 in Indiana and
became the parents of five sons, one daughter,
and raised their grandson Woodson whose mother
died shortly after his birth.
enumerated in the 1850 census as follows: Woodson
24; Lucinda 23; David 4, Robert 2, and baby
Jonathan age six months, all of whom were born in
Indiana. In 1880 they are residing in Wild Cat,
Elk County, Kansas near Theodore and Robert S.
Parker families. Woodson is listed as age 55,
Lucinda age 54 and their grandson Woodson D. as
The records of
James Baker indicate Woodson and Lucinda were the
parents of the following: John W. who was born 11
Aug 1845 in Clay Co., IN and died at one month in
September of 1845; David Uria who was born 14 Jan
1847 in Putnam Co., Indiana and was referred to
as Reverend; Robert Sinclair who was born 06 Mar
1848 in Owen Co., Indiana and is believed to have
settled in Kansas and are buried in the family
plot at Hope Cemetery in Ottawa, Kansas; Jonathan
Theodore who was born 12 Jul 1850 and married
Mary "Marie" Morgan who died shortly
after the birth of their son Woodson who was
later raised by his Parker grandparents; Isaac Q;
and daughter Sarrilda Parker.
Judge Robert S.
Parker, the son of Woodson and Lucinda, married
Mary Boicourt in Boone Co., Iowa on 23 May 1867.
They were later enumerated in the 1880 census
residing in Wild Cat, Elk County, Kansas as
follows: Robert S, age 32; Mary age 28; Nora age
11; Eadith age 9; Newton age 7; and Frank age 4.
Also residing with them was Mary's sister
Marcella who was a 19 year old teacher.
Also residing in
Wild Cat, Elk County, Kansas in 1880 was
"Theodore" Parker, also the son of
Woodson and Lucinda. He is listed as age 30 with
wife Mary; darughter mary age 5, son Robert age
4, and daughter Flory age one. The James Baker
records list the dates of birth of all their
children as follows: Mary E. Parker born 21 Feb
1874; Robert LeMonte born 30 Apr 1876; Flora A.
born 29 Aug 1879; Glen F. born 18 Aug 1882; Lulu
M. born 07 Oct 1885; and Nina M. Parker born 24
Dec 1887 who died in Canon City, Colorado on 06
Email James Baker
Clark County, the eldest Parker located aside
from John C. and what appears to be his father
William, is Eliza Parker who was born in Kentucky
in about 1809. She is listed in Silver
Creek Twp. in 1860 where William had also lived
with her children - Son Regin (name difficult to
read) age 24, daughter Margaret age 20, and John
age 18. She was listed as a 51 year-old
farmer with real estate value at $1,400 and a
personal estate worth $500. It is assumed,
because of her age, she is was probably a Mrs.
Eliza Parker, perhaps a widow though this can not
be verified because only the 1880 census
recognizes relationships between persons in the
household, and it can only then be assumed these
are her children and not her nieces and
Also living in Clark County in 1850
was F.J. Parker, assumed to be Franklin.
According to the census records he was born in
about 1811 in Kentucky and his wife Jane was born
in Ohio in 1820. This family was living in
Jeffersonville twp when the census was enumerated
on the 4th of September 1850. F.J. Parker
is listed as a 39 year-old engineer with real
estate valued at $800, his wife Jane age 30, born
in Ohio, and all of their children born in
Indiana were - Nancy age 17, Franklin age 16,
John age 14, Edgar age 7, Delora age 4, and Sarah
age 2. This family was not located in later
census records, but there is liklihood that the
family moved to Illinois.
F.J. & JANE PARKER
Parker - born about 1833
Parker - born about 1834
Parker - born about 1836
Parker - born about 1843
Parker - born about 1846
Parker - born about 1848
|The Parker family
most aligned to family notes on the Daily family,
was the family of R.G. Parker. He seemed to
stand out with interest as he was a painter from
New York and his wife was from England - a
similarity of the Goodall family in which Fanny
R.G. Parker was located in the 1850
census living in Jeffersonville, like many of the
Daily's. It listed that he was a 38
year-old painter who was born in New York about
1812. His real estate was valued at
$1400. His wife Frances was 9 years his
junior, born in England in about 1821 and
probably married him when she was about nineteen
years old. Their children were - Laura J.
age 11, George Washington age 8, a daughter F.V.
age 4, and R.G., Jr. their one year-old
of 1860 this family was still living in
Jeffersonville. R.G. Parker now a 52 year-old
painter with real estate valued at $2500
and a personal estate worth $300; his wife
Frances age 40, son Washington age 16, daughter
Florence age 14, Richard age 10, and a younger
son born since the earlier census - James age 8.
RICHARD G. & FRANCES PARKER
- Laura J.
Parker - born about 1839.
Parker - born about 1842.
V. Parker - born about 1846.
G. Parker - born about 1849.
Parker - born about 1852.
possibly the brother of R.G. was also located in
the Clark County census records. H.E.
(presumably Hiram E.) Parker was, according to
the 1860 census, born in New York in 1814.
He was enumerated in August as living in
Bethlehem Township - a 46 year-old farmer with
real estate valued at $2800, and a personal
estate worth $900. The census leaves one to
believe whether or not he has remarried a Laura
who is only 3 years the eldest boy's age because
there is a young daughter only three years of age
while, Hiram E. (the next youngest) is
twelve. She is also born in Vermont whereas
all the other members of the family were born in
Indiana. Laura, in any event, is listed as
24 years of age, followed by a son Era who is
listed as a farm hand; Emily age 15, Hiram E. age
12, and then young Marietta who is age
three. Listed also in the household is a
farm laborer, George Gaylord age 23 from
Kentucky. The family was not located in any
The only other Parker was located in
the 1850 Clay County census records. This
Samuel Parker was born in Indiana around
1823. His wife, Lucinda, was born about
1827 in TN and their two daughter, Liddy age 5,
and Rebecca age 1, were both born in
Indiana. Listed with the family was 23
year-old Isaac Hues who was also born in Indiana.
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