Gc ^' U
ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRAR'
3 1833 01430 8461
GENEALCX3Y OF THE
ARTHUR AND MARY PARKE
It is an ordinary occurrence to hear the pohtician, who aspires to
gain votes for himself and friends, to treat with ridicule the genealogist.
He thinks it pleases the common people. The pedigrees of horses, dogs
and fancy pigeons he admits have a cash value. And yet far more import-
ant for the student of human affairs are the pedigrees of men. By no
possible ingenuity of legislation can a society made up of ruffians and
boors be raised to the intellectual and moral level of a society made up of
well-bred merchants and yeomen, parsons and lawyers. One might as
well expect to see a dray horse win the Derby.
In offering this Historic Genealogy of our branch of the American
Parke family to my kindred, I do it with the assurance that my story is
far from complete. Our kinsmen, many of them, in their vernacular—
went back or over the mountain in the early days and esteemed it their duty
to make, not to write, history. No previous effort appears to have been
made toward writing a Parke history, though there are living today mem-
bers of the ninth generation from Arthur and Mary Parke. Although
this work may be crude and imperfect, the compiler friicitates himself that
his kindred are not without a history. I most cordially thank my many
relations for their very great assistance.
JOHN P. WALLACE
Januaty i, 1919
Key to the Characters Representing Each
Generation from Arthur and Mary Parke
First generation is represented by a large number, as
1, 2, 3, etc.
Second generation is represented by a small number as
12 3 4 5
Third generation is represented by a large capital let-
ter in bold black type, as A, B, C, etc.
Fourth generation is represented by a large capital let-
ter in light face type, as A, B, C, etc.
Fifth generation is represented by small letter, bold
face type, as a, b, c, etc.
Sixth generation is represented by a small letter, light
face type, as a, b, c, etc.
Seventh generation is represented by letter in paren-
theses, as (a), (b), (c), etc.
Eighth generation, no symbol.
Ninth generation, four children, whom I shall name.
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
The descendants of Arthur and Mary Parke are of Sax-
on-Scotch origin whose ancestors immigrated into Bally-
begley, County Donegal, Ireland, after 1610. Their name
was originally written Park but some one during the early
lifetime of Joseph Parke, Esq., the second son of John (1),
introduced the present method of writing the name. 'Squire
Parke had eleven children who all used this method, which,
of course, helped to introduce it. The two brothers of Jos-
eph Park, Esq., Arthur 2d and John 2d, never changed the
spelling of their names and those who removed west still
adhere to the old Park. However, the many descendants in
Chester County of John 2d and Arthur 2d, have for years
surrendered to the wheels of progress.
In 1720 our branch of the Parke family consisted of Wil-
liam, Arthur, Samuel, David and Jane Parke. All, perhaps,
were married, with families, except Jane, who always lived
with her brother, Arthur Parke. William Parke married
Jane Hood, daughter of John Hood, the mathematician.
They had eight children and always resided in Ireland.
1. John Parke.
2. Samuel, who was drowned during a storm on Lough
3. Robert Hood Parke, the father of twelve children :
John, the Fagg's Manor school teacher ; Elizabeth, who died
in infancy; Robert, Jr., Madaline, John Percivan, Ethel C,
Hessie, Annie, Samuel, Elizabeth, William and James Parke.
Of these children, Robert Jr., had a daughter, Alice, who
married a man by the name of Ewing, and they had five
children. Their uncle, John Parke, the first child of Robert
Hood Parke, Jr., made his will on June 20, 1818, leaving
these children $6300 and a farm in Luzerne County, of 187
acres, with instructions to his executors "to inter his body
in Fagg's Manor Cemetery beside my friends, with a decent
grave stone, inscribed with the year of my birth, 1747, and
that I lived to instruct, as teacher of youth, three genera-
tions of children." He left a legacy to the Treasurer of the
8 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
Presbyterian General Assembly, for the teaching of young
Indians to read the Scriptures and one to the son of Mrs.
McCarter who had lost a leg. This David McCarter was a
teacher in schools managed by Rev. James Latta, Pastor of
Upper Octoraro Church. He afterward became a Presby-
terian Clergyman and lived and died in Columbus, Ohio.
This John Parke gives his residence as in Upper Oxford
Township, Chester County, Pa., near Russellville. His will
was witnessed by his 2d cousin, John Parke, 2d, and by his
two sons, Arthur (3) and John (3), of what is now Highland
Township, Chester County, Pa., descendants of Arthur and
4. Martha H. McKay No children.
5. Jane Parke married Thomas Crocket, nine children :
William Y., Henry, Janie, Samuel, Margaret, James, Ezek-
iel, Robert and Thomas Parke.
6. Margaret Montgomery had four children: Robert,
William, John, a physician, and Margaret.
7. Mary Parke, unmarried.
8. William Parke had four children: E. J. Alexander,
William H., Matilda McKay and Margery. Old William
Parke, of Ballybegley, County Donegal, Ireland, was a child
at the time of the siege of Derry in 1690 and narrowly escap-
ed being slain by a French officer in King James' army.
I quote the above data from a typographical family rec-
ord sent to Samuel R. Parke, about 1895, by J. J. Elder, of
Woodstock, New Brunswick, who claims to be a great,
great, great grandson of old William Parke through a
branch of this family which located in New Brunswick, Can-
ada, in 1834, from whom the most of our early Parke his-
tory has been obtained. The Ballybegley homestead re-
mained in the Parke family until quite recently. The last
owner was a Samuel Parke.
Arthur and wife, Mary Parke, and sons, Joseph, John
and Samuel, and Margaret who married William Noblitt,
Arthur's sister, Jane, and her brothers, David and Samuel,
with their families, removed to Fallowfield Township, Ches-
ter County, Pa., about 1720. Arthur Parke died in the lat-
ter part of January, 1739, and his wife, Mary died about
1760. At the head of his grave in Octoraro Cemetery is a
memorial stone, legible within the writer's recollection.
Mr. and Mrs. Noblitt with their three daughters, Annie,
Margaret and Agnes, after 1740, removed to northern Geor-
gia and there made their permanent home. Samul R. Parke,
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 9
while visiting the Atlanta, Ga., Exhibition in 1894, called on
Robert Parke, a descendant of Joseph Parke, son of Arthur
and Mary, who interested himself in getting temporary pos-
session of an ancient book containing the Noblitt genealogy
from the days of Arthur and Mary Parke, prized most high-
ly by the Noblitts of the present generation. A cursory
reading indicated many descendants.
Arthur Parke in his will devised his land estate to his
two sons, Joseph and John Parke, subect to payment of leg-
acies to the other heirs. The two sons divided the real es-
tate between them, Joseph taking the southern part, about
250 acres, with the improvements, entailed by a lifetime
residence there of his mother and Aunt Jane. John took
the northern part of 300 acres without improvements of
much value. Joseph resided at the time and for some time
after the death of his father on his father's farm along the
Susquehanna River, then occupied his Fallowfield estate for
a time and afterward removed to South Carolina. His
mother and Aunt Jane both dying about 1760, he returned
and sold his property in Chester County, Pa. During the
Revolutionary War, his property in South Carolina was very
much damaged and his son, John Arthur Parke, was killed
in battle ; so wrote George, son of Joseph Parke, to his cous-
in, Arthur Parke (2), in 1783. Joseph Parke's three re-
maining sons, discouraged by the losses sustained in the
war, removed to Louisville, Kentucky. Robert Parke, after
a short sojourn there, returned to Chester County, Pa., and
died November, 1797. Culbertson Parke went to what is
now Cincinnati, Ohio, and his offspring is supposed to be
found in Indiana and Ohio. George Parke remained in Ken-
tucky, married a Miss Coombs and left descendants. One
of them, George Arthur Parke, of Louisville, Kentucky, so
reports in an effort to find his Chester County kindred.
There is a tradition that Arthur Parke was an elder in a
Presbyterian Church in Ireland and with his kindred who
came over with him about 1720 formed the nucleus for the
organization of the Upper Octoraro Church which was
founded on that date. In 1720, Rev. David Evans, a Welsh
Presbyterian divine, was sent as a supply by the Presbytery
of New Castle to Upper Octoraro Church, Great Valley,
Brandywine Manor and Conestoga, where he was to preach
one fourth of his time to each church.
The following year he reported to the Presbytery, that
with the exception of Brandywine Manor, he had carried
10 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
out their instructions. The Rev. Adam Boyd, who was the
first regular pastor of this church, had a call extended to
him for his services, prosecuted before Presbytery by Elders
Cornelius Rowan and Arthur Parke on September 14th,
1724, and was ordained and installed in this church on the
13th day of October, 1724.
The Parke family are not Irish but of Saxon-Scotch ori-
gin. In 1611, James I began the experiment of sending
from Scotland a Presbyterian company of picked men and
women of the best sort, of a far higher level of intelligence
and training than the native peasantry of Ireland, in order
that they might outnumber and control the Catholics. At
the beginning of the eighteenth century the percentage of
illiteracy in Ulster Province, North Ireland, was probably
smaller than anywhere else in the world. There were then
more than a million of these Presbyterians in Ulster. About
1720, they began coming in great numbers to America, be-
ing dissatisfied with their Irish home on account of excess-
ive taxes and rents.
The families that had been longest in Ireland had dwelt
there then but three generations, so that they were called
Scotch-Irish by us from the mere fact of their having this
transient residence there and have always been called
Scotch by all the people of Ireland, both Catholics and Prot-
Between 1720 and 1770 more than half of the Presby-
terian population of Ulster came to America and formed
more than one-sixth of the entire population at the time of
the Declaration of Independence, The ethnic origin of the
Saxon^Scotch people is very different from the Celtic origin
of the Irish race. The Scotch were principally Saxon in
blood and Presbyterian in religion ; the native Irish Celtic in
blood and Roman Catholic in religion. The friction and an-
tagonism of the Scot and Celt in the early days was not so
much a religious as a racial inheritance.
No nobler race of men have ever lived than the Presby-
terian Scot descended from the Anglo-Saxon immigration
of about A. D. 500 to 800, The Sotch, "in energy, enter-
prise, intelligence, education, patriotism, religion and moral
character, the maintenance of civil and religious liberty,
and inflexible resistance to all usurpation in church and
state were not surpassed by any class that settled in the
American Colonies." George Washington, in the midnight
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 11
hour of the Revolution, expressed his determination, if all
other sources failed, to make his last stand among the
Scotch and the Scotch-Irish on the frontiers.
Arthur and Mary Parke were the parents of four chil-
dren, namely : —
1 Joseph Parke, who married Alice Culbertson. They
had at least four children.
^ John Arthur Parke, who was killed during the Revo-
- Robert Parke, who died in Chester County, Pennsyl-
vania, in November, 1797.
3 Culbertson Parke, who made his final home in Cin-
^ George Parke married a Miss Coombs, of Louisville,
Kentucky and died there, survived by children.
2 Margaret Parke married William Noblitt and had
three children at the time of their emigration to Georgia.
^ Annie Noblitt.
2 Margaret Noblitt.
3 Agnes Noblitt.
3 Samuel Parke, who died prior to 1740, was married
and survived by children.
Arthur Parke, in his will commends the care of these
children to his executors. Samuel resided near Boston,
Mass., so the late Dr. Charles Parke, of Bloomington, 111.,
4 John Parke died July 28, 1787, in his 81st year; m.
Elizabeth McKnight, who died May 21, 1794, in her 82nd
year. They had nine children, of whom Arthur 2nd, Joseph
and John, the three eldest, remained in Chester County and
owned their farms. The fourth son, William, removed to
York County, Mary and Jane to Mifflin County. Elizabeth
married David Cowan and lived near Sadsburyville, Chester
County, Pa. David lived in Philadelphia, Pa., and is called a
trader by his nephew and executor, John G. Parke. Samuel,
the ninth and youngest, died in early life. Of these children
I am able to give a nearly complete genealogy of only the de-
scendants of Arthur 2nd, Joseph and John Parke, who, with
their many offspring, mostly remained in Chester County.
1 Arthur Parke 2d, owned a farm of one hundred acres,
which his father sold him off the northern part of his estate.
The deed mentions the consideration being, in part, love and
12 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
affection. He was, as were all his kindred of all the early-
generations of which we have any knowledge, a strict and
loyal Presbyterian. He was an elder of Octoraro Church for
44 years, and was born September 12, 1736, and died July 11,
1822 ; m. Jennet Hope, b. June 6, 1736 ; died April 4, 1814. She
was a daughter of Thomas Hope, who died Oct. 24, 1776, in
his 75th year, and Jennet Hope, who died Dec. 9, 1771, in her
70th year, and who lived on the Valley road between Pom-
eroy and the city of Coatesville, Pa., where lived Mrs. Mary
Hope, who d. March 27, 1919, wife of the late Thomas Hope,
who d. March 10, 1904, and was their great great grandson.
Thomas and Jennet Hope had eight children: Margar-
et, who married Robert Cowan, son of Hugh Cowan; Cath-
erine, who married James Cowan, also a son of Hugh Cow-
an ; Agnes, who married Robert McPherson, son of John
McPherson ; Sarah, who married Thomas Scott, son of John
Scott; Jennet, who married Arthur Parke, 2nd, mentioned
above; Robert, who married in May, 1795, Hannah Heslep,
daughter of Thomas Heslep ; Adam, who married in April
1805, and died in September, 1807; Richard, who married
Elizabeth Wilson, daughter of Joseph Wilson. Hugh Cow-
an, father of the above Robert and James and of Elizabeth,
who married David Parke, and David Cowan, who married
Elizabeth Parke, removed from Derry County, Ireland, with
his three brothers, John, David and William Cowan, and lo-
cated in Sadsbury Township, in 1720. He was an elder of,
and represented the Octoraro Church in Presbytery in 1730,
and died Jan. 13, 1782. His first wife, Ann Cowan, died
March 17, 1734. Hers is the oldest recorded interment in
Octoraro Cemetery. Hugh Cowan's brothers, David and
William, married Mary and Susanna Fleming, only daugh-
ters of William Fleming, the founder of this branch of the
Fleming family in Chester County, Pa, Hugh Cowan ap-
pears to have been the pioneer founder of the Sadsbury
branch of the Cowan family. By his first wife he had two
sons : 1st, John, who died March 15, 1748, aged 21 years, un-
married; 2nd, James, died October 1, 1751, aged 27 years;
married Catherine Hope, daughter of Thomas and Jennet
Hope. Hugh Cowan then married Mary Scott and had chil-
dren : 3rd, Robert, m. Margaret Hope, a sister of Catherine,
James' wife ; 4th, Joseph, m. Mary, daughter of John Scott,
Sr. ; 5th, Mathew, m. Rachel Gray ; 6th, David, m. Elizabeth,
daughter of John Parke, 1st; 7th, Ann and 8th, Hannah,
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 13
never married; 9th, Margaret, m. Robert Cowan; 10th, Eliz-
abeth, m. David Parke, son of John, 1st.
The following are the descendants of Arthur 2nd. and
Jennet Hope Parke, ten children :
A Elizabeth Parke, b. July 20, 1761, d. Aug. 20, 1839 ;
m. Sept. 13, 1782, John Daniel, b. 1750; d. March 8, 1832;
they had nine children, all born near the Friendship M. E.
Church, in Highland Township, Chester County, Pa.
A Jane Daniel, b. Nov. 27, 1781 ; d. Feb. 16, 1802 ; m.
William Gilliland in March 1801. One child:
a James Gilliland, b. Feb. 4, 1802.
B Hannah Daniel, b. May 15, 1783; m. James Quigg,
who was a member of Captain Holmes' Company in the
War of 1812. Removed to Springfield, 111.
C Arthur Daniel, b. July 5, 1786; m. Mrs. Smith in
D Hugh Daniel, b. Aug. 14, 1788; d. Nov. 16, 1878. He
was a captain of a military company in the War of 1812 ; m.
Elizabeth Harry, March 2, 1843. She died Sept. 24, 1844.
She was a sister of Dr. Samuel Harry, of West Fallowfield.
Capt. Daniel m. on Sept. 30, 1847, Sarah Phipps, who died
Jan. 11, 1876, in the 80th year of her age. She was a sister
of Caleb Phipps, of Highland Township, and of Elisha
Phipps, of West Chester, Pa. Capt. Daniel died, aged 90 y.,
3 m., 2 d. No children survived infancy.
E Eliza Daniel, b. March 10, 1791 ; d. in 1883 ; m. Thom-
as Mewes, b. 1791, d. 1873. Eleven children.
a Esther Ann, b. March 21, 1814 ; m. Jacob Andrews ;
a John H. Andrews, b. 1848, foreman in the Labor De-
partment of the Midvale Steel Mills, Coatesville, Pa.; m.
Lettie McNemar, b. 1846. Have one child :
(a) Anna N. Andrews, b. 1878. They reside in Coat-
b Kate Andrews, b. 1842. Resides in West Chester,
Pa. ; m. Alfred Rambo, b. July 28, 1902. Two children :
(a) Thomas Frank Rambo. Disappeared in 1911.
(b) Harry E. Rambo. Died when 12 years of age.
b John Mewes, b. Nov. 17, 1815; d. July 31, 1822.
c Hannah Elizabeth Mewes, b. March 14, 1817 ; d. Aug.
14 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
d Thomas Franklin Mewes, b. March 28, 1820 ; d. July
10, 1897, unmarried.
e Jane Mewes, b. Jan. 12, 1822; d. Feb. 17, 1901; m.
Lorenzo Chatfield. No children.
f James Latta Mewes, b. Aug. 8, 1823 ; d. Feb. 29, 1916,
aged 92 y., 6 m., 21 d. ; m. Nov. 9, 1848, Lydia Ann Thorn, b.
March 15, 1821; d. Oct. 7, 1912. Seven children:
a Sarah Margaretta Mewes, b. Nov. 22, 1849 ; m. Wil-
liam Martin, 13 children, all born in Woodbine, near Sads-
buryville, Chester County, Pa., where they lived for forty-
(a) Howard Martin, b. 1874; m. Sarah Slaymaker: no
(b) Ruth Eva Martin, b. 1875; m. Howard Hamill.
Four children: Donald, Marion, Rolla and Dorothy Hamill,
of Cochranville, Pa.
(c) William Rolla Martin, b. 1876; farmer in High-
land Township ; m. Rozelle McGowan ; three children. Eva,
Clara and Film ore Martin.
(d) Bertha Pauline Martin, b. 1877 ; m. August Saal-
bach; no children.
(e) Byard Fred Martin, b. 1878, resides at Rock Run;
m. Lena Sweeny. Two children, Helen and Sarah Martin.
(f) Roy Warren Martin, b. 1880; m. Iva Grow. One
child, Annie Martin.
(g) James Latta Martin, b. 1881 ; lives at Woodbine ;
m. Anna Osbum. One child, Wanda W. Martin.
(h) Clarence Lloyd Martin, b. 1883 ; m. Martha Mallal-
ieu. One son, George Martin.
(i) Sarah Mabel Martin, b. 1884; m. Joseph Shoe-
maker. Two children, Ruth and Clarabelle Shoemaker.
(j) Norman Griffith Martin, b. 1886; 1st cashier in
the Coatesville National Bank; m. Edith Cowan, Oct. 7,
(k) Mary Dora Martin, b. 1888.
(1) Jennie Victoria Martin, b. 1889 ; m. Preston Cham-
berlain. One child. Earl ChamlDerlain.
(m) Edith Folsom Martin, b. 1891 ; m. Chester Bair,
of Pomeroy, Pa. Two children, Sarah Bemice and Esther
b Mary Elizabeth Mewes, b. Dec. 30, 1850 ; d. July 6,
1890; m. Elwood H. Buckwalter, Dec. 29, 1886; d. April 24,
1916. One child:
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 15
(a) Mary Evelyn Buckwalter, b. Aug. 16, 1888. Coch-
c Joseph Wilmer Mewes, b. Oct. 12, 1852 ; d. Dec. 25,
1888 ; m. Emma Eliza Dickinson, Dec. 23, 1880. Four chil-
(a) Joseph Warren Mewes, b. Oct. 15, 1881.
(b) Lydia Leora Mewes, b. May 22, 1883 ; d. Oct 4
1917, in Philadelphia, Pa.
(c) Clara Emma Mewes, b. July 23, 1885.
(d) Charles Latta Mewes, b. Feb. 15, 1888; d. Aug. 29
d Thomas Bayard Mewes, b. Nov. 24, 1854 : d. Sept. 21.
e Annie Laura Mewes, b. Oct. 12, 1856, of Cochranville.
f Edgar Alva Mewes, b. Aug. 12, 1859 ; d. April 6, 1916 ;
m. Harriet Jones, Dec. 22, 1886 ; d. March, 1908. One child.
(a) Florence Marion Mewes, b. Nov. 6, 1887, of Phila-
g Lucinda Phipps Mewes, b. Sept. 1, 1862; d. Septem-
g Elizabeth Mewes, b. May 6, 1825 ; d. 1901 ; m. in
1845 John W. Mewes, b. 1823; d. 1901. Ten children.
a John H. Mewes, b. 1848 ; d. 1873.
b Crosby P. Mewes, b. 1850.
c Clifford Mewes, b. 1852, of New Castle, Del.
d Diller W. Mewes, b. 1854 ; accidentally killed Sept. 11,
e Thomas D. Mewes, b. 1856.
f Anna E. Mewes, b. 1858 ; m. John E. Robinson, b.
1855, of Baltimore, Md.
g Fanny Mewes, b. 1860 ; m. Charles Lucas, b. 1860, of
h Lily S. Mewes, b. 1863, of Elkton, Md.
i Chester W. Mewes, b. 1865.
j Cecil E. Mewes, b. 1868; d. 1885.
h Margaret Parke Mewes, b. June 19, 1827 ; d. May 15,
i David D. Mewes, b. Aug. 9, 1831 ; d. Dec. 16, 1892 ; un-
j Josiah Edel Mewes, b. March 4, 1833 ; d. March 15,
1913 ; unmarried.
16 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
k Hugh Daniel Mewes, b. 1839 ; d. Sept. 11, 1863 ; mem-
ber of Company B, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry. Died of
disease in the Civil War.
F James Daniel, b. June 1, 1793; d. May 26, 1863; m.
May 10, 1821, Eliza Hindman, b. Dec. 15, 1799; d. May 20,
1830. Three children :
a Rebecca Jane Daniel, b. March 22, 1823 ; d. October,
1906 ; m. Jan. 15, 1843, Joseph Jef f eris, a former resident
of Cochranville, Pa. Nine children.
a James Daniel Jeff eris, b. Jan. 28, 1844; d. Jan. 6, 1851.
b Mary Elizabeth Jeff eris, b. March 10, 1846 ; d. Feb.
c Elisha Grubb Jeff eris, b. Oct. 12, 1847 ; of Hanover.
Pa., formerly passenger conductor on the Media Division of
the Pennsylvania Railroad ; m. Mary D. Shaw, Aug. 14, 1879.
d Anna Landis Jefferis, b. July 11, 1850 ; m. Passmore
W. Hoopes, Sr., Feb. 11, 1869. He died Sept. 6, 1915. Pass-
more W. Hoopes, Sr., was bom April 19, 1840, in West Gosh-
en Township, Chester County, Pa. He was a son of Lewis
P. and Mary H. Hoopes. He attended Pennsylvania State
College and was a member of the class of 1862. He went to
Laurel to take charge of the farms of the late Hugh E.
Steele, and later located on the old Scattergood farm, in
East Bradford. Afterwards the family came to West Ches-
ter, where Mr. Hoopes became superintendent of Marshall
Square, continuing in that position nearly 14 years, and re-
tiring when he was unable to perform its duties. During
the Civil War he enlisted in Company A., 1st Pennsylvania
Reserves, and served on the staff of General McCall as
guard, and also as provost guard at Fredericksburg. He was
in the battles of Gaines Mill and Antietam, and was taken
prisoner at Bethesda Church and served in Libby and An-
dersonville prisons for six months, until July 21, 1864. Fifty
years after the war he and a former comrade, Sobescus
Cromleigh, of Parkesburg, Pa., were sent by the United
States Government to Andersonville as Chester County
guests of honor at ceremonies on the old scene of their for-
mer privations. Anna and Passmore Hoopes, Sr., had eight
(a) Mary Jefferis Hoopes, b. Aug. 31, 1870; m. May 23,
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 17
1895, William Kline Gibson. They reside at Sugars Bridge
and have two children:
Anna Marie Elizabeth Gibson, b. May 12, 1896; m.
Feb. 16, 1918, T. Oscar Gawthrop, son of Emma R. Gaw-
throp, of West Chester, Pa.
Marion Kline Gibson, b. Feb. 9, 1898.
(b) Hannah Steel Hoopes, b. May 12, 1872.
(c) Joseph Jefferis Hoopes, b. July 16, 1874; m. June
7, 1899, Anna Wilson Smith. Five children:
J. Harold Hoopes, b. July 30, 1900; d. Dec. 4, 1901.
Mai-y Roberta Hoopes, b. April 1, 1903.
Elizabeth Cutler Hoopes, b. Sept. 26, 1905.
Joseph Passmore Hoopes, b. Nov. 29, 1908.
Margaret Smith Hoopes, b. Feb. 21, 1912.
(d) Florence Hickman Hoopes, b. Sept. 27, 1877.
(e) Passmore WilliamxSon Hoopes, Jr., b. Oct. 11, 1879;
m. Jan. 15, 1906, Mary L. Beeby. She died Jan. 28, 1919.
He resides in Kennett Square and has one child, Frank
Beeby Hoopes, b. July 30, 1906.
(f) Reba Jefferis Hoopes, b. Dec. 8, 1883.
(g) Jean Strouse Hoopes, b. Sept. 11, 1886.
(h) Pierce Hoopes, b. Jan. 10, 1888 ; d. Aug. 8, 1888.
e Ida Jane Jefferis, b. Dec. 10, 1854.
f Clara Burn Jefferis, b. Aug. 2, 1856.
g Lillie Daniel Jefferis, b. Aug. 19, 1858 ; m. Sept. 14,
1882, George D. Gitt, of the Hanover Glove Company. Re-
side at Hanover, Pa. Eight children :
(a) Edna L. Gitt, b. June 19, 1883; m. Sept. 9, 1911,
Harriss Anry Butler, b. April 4, 1882; Parkesburg, Pa. One
child, Harriss Anry Butler, Jr., b. Oct. 17, 1912.
(b) Edyth M. Gitt, b. July 12, 1885; m. November,
1908, Charles Kolb Billmyer. Two children :
Charles J. Billmyer, Jr., b. Feb. 3, 1910.
George Francis Billmyer, b. Feb. 10, 1912.
(c) Rebecca Daniel Gitt, b. June 29, 1887 ; m. Oct. 12,
1910, Clarence M. Lawyer. One child :
Clarence Melton Lawyer, Jr., b. June, 1912.
(d) Joseph J. Gitt, b. Jan. 7, 1889.
(e) Nadine N. Gitt, b. Nov. 14, 1891.
(f) J. Dallas Gitt, b. March 18, 1893; d. April 19 1893.
(g) Robert N. Gitt, b. Aug. 14, 1895; drowned Aug. 6,
18 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
(h) Elizabeth L. Gitt, b. Dec. 15, 1899.
h Jennie J. Jefferis, b. May 25, 1862; m. Sept. 16, 1885,
Reed C. Strouse, b. April 4, 1862. Three children:
(a) Helen Hilda Strouse, b. Aug. 5, 1888 ; m. April 2,
1913, Guy Snyder.
(b) Mildred Jefferis Strouse, b. Aug. 13, 1891.
(c) Donald Earl Strouse, b. April 1, 1903.
i Joseph Grant Jefferis, b. Nov. 1, 1864 ; d. Jan. 9, 1865.
b The following are the children of Elizabeth P. Daniel,
b. Oct. 30, 1824 ; d. March 31, 1896 ; m. Jesse Landis, Esq., of
the Lancaster Bar; b. Oct. 21, 1821; d. Dec. 28, 1873. Six
a Mary Emma Landis; m. Frank A. Diffenderfer,
Brooklyn, N. Y. Five children :
(a) Willie Josepha Diffenderfer, b. Feb. 12, 1875; d.
Aug. 29, 1911.
(b) Mary Elizabeth Diffenderfer, b. Sept. 3, 1877.
(c) Catherine A. Diffenderfer, b. Oct. 12, 1879.
(d) Charles Howard Diffenderfer, b. Oct. 12, 1879; d.
Sept. 9, 1889. Twins.
(e) Florence Emma Diffenderfer, b. Dec. 3, 1881.
b Elizabeth Jessie Landis, m. John R. Kauffman, of
Lancaster City, Pa. One child :
(a) Bessie, who died in infancy.
c Beulah Jane Landis, b. Aug. 3, 1853; d. June 13,
1888 ; m. B. S. Shindle. Two children :
(a) Jesse E. Shindle, b. June 10, 1883.
(b) Willis Agnew Shindle, b. April 26, 1888; m. Mary
Catherine Hoover, b. Aug. 28, 1888. No children.
d Charles I. Landis ; b. Nov. 18, 1856 ; m. Sept. 5, 1888,
Jessie A. Witmer, b. Feb. 20, 1857; daughter of the late
Amos L. and Amanda Herr Witmer, of Paradise Township,
Lancaster County, Pa. No children.
Judge Charles L Landis was born in the city of Lancas-
ter, Pa., Nov. 18, 1856, a son of the late Jesse Landis, Esq.
He attended the common schools of the city and afterwards
Franklin and Marshall College to the junior year. On the
death of his father he left college, and for six months
clerked in the office of Hager & Bro. He then began the
study of law under D. G. Eshleman, Esq., and was admitted
to the Lancaster Bar on Sept. 8, 1877, at the age of twenty
years. In 1880 he was elected city solicitor and was elected
again in 1882. He served on the School Board of the city
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 19
for six years. On April 10, 1899, he was appointed by Gov.
William A. Stone additional law judge as successor to the
late Judge Brubaker, and afterwards, being nominated as
candidate of the Republican party, was elected for a term of
10 yeai-s. Upon the retirement of Judge Livingston he was,
on Feb. 13, 1904, commissioned as president judge. In the
fall of 1909 he was elected for a second term. He has served
as judge of the Second Judicial District for fifteen years and
is the ninth president judge since the adoption of the consti-
tution of 1790. He was president of the commission ap-
pointed to build the Thaddeus Stevens Industrial School and
has ever since been president of the Board of Trustees. He
is president of the A. Herr Smith Free Memorial Library,
of Lancaster City, trustee of the Henry G. Long Asylum for
Aged Women, and trustee of the Millersville State Normal
e Matilda Bunting Landis, b. Dec. 25, 1858.
f James D. Landis, b. March 14, 1862 ; d. Jan. 17, 1914 ;
m. Mary McNeal, b. Feb. 24, 1862. No children.
c The following are the children of Hannah Ann Daniel,
b. March 15, 1828; d. Aug. 31,1898; m. March 22, 1850,
William Burn, b. Sept. 12, 1822; d. Aug. 4, 1893. Eight
a Mary Elizabeth Burn, b. March 22, 1851 ; d. April 6,
b Mary Ella Burn, b. March 12, 1853 ; m. Samuel Calvin
Hayes, of Neilsville, Minn. No children.
c Elizabeth Jane Burn, b. Dec. 15, 1855, of Harrisburg,
d Rachel Ann Burn, b. Jan. 29, 1857, of Harrisburg, Pa.
e James Daniel Bum, b. Jan. 16, 1858, of Oxford, Pa. ;
m. Ellen Griffith. Three children:
(a) Richard Griffith Burn, b. Aug. 2, 1893.
(b) Casper Green Burn, b. June 6, 1897.
(c) Hannah Mary Bum, b. Dec. 26, 1900.
f Clara Burn, b. Oct. 12, 1859; d. April 7, 1861.
g William Bum, b. May 2, 1862 ; m. Viola Salina Mmich
at New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pa. Reside at Harris-
burg. Six children. „„ . , -r^ or
(a) John Reuben Burn, b. April 13, 1884; d. Dec. 25,
20 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
(b) William Minich Burn, b. Oct. 30, 1885; m. Mary Ja-
cobs. One child:
Mary Catherine Burn, b. Feb. 16, 1913.
(c) Sarah Newcomer Bum, b. July 3, 1887.
(d) James Clyde Burn, b. June 12, 1889; d. Aug. 20,
1889. Two children :
(e) David Hayes Bum, b. May 25, 1895.
(f) Hannah Marguerite Bum, b. May 13, 1897.
h Arthur Herbert Burn, b. Dec. 1, 1867; m. Louise
Burgess, of Renova, Pa. One child :
(a) Robert Burn, b. Feb. 15, 1890.
G Nancy Daniel, b. Feb. 2, 1796 ; d. 1878 ; m. Isaac Selt-
zer, Sr., May 15, 1829 ; farmer, of Highland Township. Four
a Samuel Seltzer, b. 1831, d. 1867; m. Sarah Jane Val-
entine, b. April 21, 1829, d. Dec. 22, 1894. Three children:
a Elwilda Seltzer, b. 1861; m. William Underwood, b.
1857 ; farmer and stock dealer, of near Parkesburg, Pa.
Three children :
(a) William Underwood, Jr., b. 1892; m. Elizabeth
(b) Frank Underwood, b. 1894.
(c) Horace Underwood, b. 1899.
b Joseph Seltzer, b. 1863; farmer, Gum Tree, Pa.; m.
Hannah Reed. Three children:
(a) Anna Seltzer, b. 1888.
(b) J. Melville Seltzer, b. 1890.
(c) Isaac Leroy Seltzer, b. 1895 ; auctioneer.
c Frank Seltzer, b. 1865; d. Oct. 26, 1904: m. Ann Gib-
son. Three children:
(a) Juanita Seltzer, b. 1892.
(b) Florence Seltzer, b. 1897.
(c) Willard Seltzer, b. 1900. Family reside at Cochran-
b Elizabeth Seltzer, b. 1830; d. March 3, 1903. Un-
c David Seltzer, b. 1834 ; m. Margaret Rebecca ^Patrick
Nov. 1, 1860; b. 1837. Eight children.
a Caroline Seltzer, b. 1861 ; d. 1913. Unmarried.
b Mary Jane Seltzer, b.l863; m. Joseph Elsworth Doan,
Oct. 16, 1883 ; druggist, in Coatesville, Pa. They have had
five children :
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 21
(a) Thomas Howard Doan, b. Jan. 11, 1885 ; d. Sept. 17,
(b) Donald Elsworth Doan, b. Sept. 10, 1886 ; d. Sept.
(c) Margaret Janet Doan, b. Dec. 26, 1888 ; m. Oct. 26,
1909, Guy Brown Griswold, of New York. Two children:
Mary Jane Griswold, b. April 5, 1911.
(d) Elizabeth Seltzer Doan, b. March 9, 1891 ; m. June
5, 1913, William Penrose Moore, of Coatesville, Pa. One
Joseph Ellsworth Doan, Jr., b. Jan. 14, 1895.
c William Isaac Seltzer, b. Oct. 27, 1865.
d Charles Jacob Seltzer, b. June 20, 1869; druggist,
Philadelphia, Pa,; m. Laura Scott, daughter of Robert Y. and
Anna (Dampman) Scott. They have three children:
(a) Robert Scott Seltzer, b. 1897.
(b) Charles Seltzer, Jr., b. 1899.
(c) Anna Elizabeth Seltzer, b. 1909.
e Elizabeth Ann Seltzer, b. March 8, 1873.
f David Daniel Seltzer, b. May 13, 1874.
g Susan Seltzer, b. Oct. 1, 1876.
h Howard Seltzer, died in childhood.
d Isaac Seltzer, Jr., b. 1838 ; d. Dec. 27, 1910. Unmar-
Isaac Seltzer, Jr., nearly all his life was a farmer, and
an intelligent one. Few men from the ordinary avocations
of life could express themselves with such eloquence and in-
telligence as he. He could hold the undivided attention of
a large audience without any previous preparation or ap-
parent effort. He could speak with equal ease on the social,
moral and political problems that interest the public of to-
day, and how to cultivate the soil to produce the best
result. Few men are as intensely religious as Isaac Seltzer
was. He let no opportunity pass to attend religious meet-
ings, and always took a prominent part. He was a good
man, and has gon'e to his reward.
H John Daniel, b. Julys, 1798; d. Sept. 27, 1826; m.
Feb. 20, 1823, Margaret McCaughey, b. Nov. 30, 1798 ; d.
Feb. 4, 1868. Two children:
a William Greer Daniel, b. March 20, 1824; d. Sept. 26,
22 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
b John Parke Daniel, b. April 8, 1827 ; d. Oct. 28, 1856 ;
merchant, in Parkesburg, Pa. ; m. Susan R. Fisher, b. July
20, 1834; d. May 15, 1890. Two children:
a John Edwin Daniel, b. March 29, 1854; of Philadel-
b Margaret Isabella Daniel, b. Jan. 20, 1856 ; d. Oct. 28,
I David Daniel, b. Oct. 6, 1800, d. Sept, 1, 1855 ; farmer,
who removed from Cochranville, Chester County, Pa., to
near Springville, 111., in 1848 ; m. Feb. 20, 1834, Rachel Stew-
art, of Sadsbury Township, Chester County, Pa. ; b. 1810, d.
1877. Seven children :
a James Stewart Daniel, b. Feb. 10, 1835; m. Emily
Jackson, June 14, 1860. One child :
a Kate Daniel, b. March 1, 1861; m. M. Powell. Three
(a) Imogene Powell.
(b) Emily Powell. Both live in Jerseyville, 111.
(c) Harry Powell married and has two children: Stew-
art Powell and Flora Powell, who married a Mr. Reinges, and
has three children, Mary, Paul and Elizabeth Reinges, all of
Granite City, Iowa. They are of the ninth generation from
Arthur and Mary Parke.
b John Andrew Daniel, b. Nov. 80, 1836 ; m. Phoebe
Moffitt. Had seven children :
a George Edwards Daniel, b. Nov. 4, 1857.
b Mary Ella Daniel, b. July 30, 1859.
c John Andrew Daniel, Jr., b. April 5, 1861 ; d. July 26,
1908 ; m. twice and had by his first wife six children :
(a) Laura Daniel.
(b) Milton Daniel.
(c) Louis Daniel.
(d) George Daniel ; died in early life.
(e) Lillian Daniel.
(f ) Raymond Daniel.
Married 2d. Maggie McReynolds and had four children :
(g) Charles Daniel, m., and has a child, Albert Daniel,
(h) John Daniel.
(i) George Daniel.
(j) Baly Daniel.
d Emma Daniel, m. a Mr. Harding and have one child :
(a) William Calvin Harding.
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 23
e William Calvin Daniel, m. Mary Beatrice Janey, and
has one child :
(a) ) Lester Daniel, who resides in California.
f Charles Daniel.
g Albert Daniel.
c David and Rachel Daniel's third son was Hugh Parke
Daniel, b. Sept. 27, 1839, d. Nov. 28, 1843.
d David Brainard Daniel, b. Feb. 20, 1844 ; m. Nancy
Williams, and had one child :
a Frank Daniel, also married and has one child :
(a) Boyd Daniel.
e Calvin Quigg Daniel, b. May 10, 1846.
f Walter Scott Daniel, b. Feb. 10, 1850 ; m. Lena Bealer.
Two children :
a Walter Samuel Daniel, m. Lena Darlington. One
(a) Lillian Daniel.
b James Brainard Daniel, of Granite City, Iowa.
g Arthur Boyd Daniel, who died in early life.
B Arthur 2d and Jennet Parke had a son, Thomas, d.
Aug. 27, 1824, in his 62d year; m. Feb. 3, 1807, Mary Bryan,
d. March 26, 1849, in her 87th year. No children.
C Arthur 2d and Jennet Parke had a daughter, Jane, b.
in 1764 ; m. Dec. 1, 1794, Joseph Parke, b. 1763, d. in De-
cember 1802. Three children.
A Nathaniel G. Parke and
B Joseph Parke. Both resided in Nashville, Tenn., and
C John Parke.
Jane Parke, widow, m. 2d Thomas Stewart, blacksmith ;
•d in 1840, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Six children.
D John P. Stewart, was married and had one child :
a Francis Stewart.
E Kezia Stewart m. and had three children :
F Eliza Jane Stewart. Unmarried.
G William Stewart.
H Matilda Stewart, m. Elias Danoon. Two children:
they reside in Pittsburgh, Pa.
a Elias Danoon, Jr.
24 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
b Benjamin Danoon.
I Tabitha Stewart, m. William McKnight, and is buried
with her father in a Presbyterian Cemetery in Cincinnati,
Jane Parke, widow of Joseph Parke, Jr., married
Thomas Stewart in Bealsville, Mifflin County, Pa., and after-
wards moved to Cincinnati, Ohio.
D Arthur 2d and Jennet Parke had a daughter, Mar-
garet, b. Dec. 11, 1764; d. Jan 28, 1836; m. Sept. 13, 1782,
John Wallace, b. April 16, 1755 ; d. Sept. 21, 1825.
John Wallace was a grandson of John, d. in 1774, and
Elizabeth Wallace, d. in 1778, of Scottish lineage, of Tober-
more. County Derry, Ireland. They had eight sons and some
daughters. The oldest son was Thomas, who m. 1st Mary
Saint Clair and had two children, John and Charles. Charles
Wallace, b. Sept. 15, 1760, d. May 15, 1842, married March
3, 1784, Ann Truman, b. July 19, 1762, died April 12, 1808,
daughter of John and Rachel Truman, prominent members
of the Society of Friends. Charles and Ann Wallace owned
the farm in Highland Township now owned by the heirs of
the late Wesley Freeman. They had seven children :
1 Charles Wallace, m. Eliza Cochran. Two children:
Catherine and Ann Wallace.
2 Ann Wallace, m. Stephen Roney. Four children:
Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah Jane and Caroline Roney.
3 Rachel Wallace, m. James Kenney. Six children:
James, William, Thomas, Ann, Charles and John Kenney.
4 Rev. John Wallace, b. Oct. 1, 1791 ; d. in 1866. Pastor
of Pequea Presbyterian Church, in Lancaster County, for 33
years. "He was highly esteemed by his ministerial brethren
and was known throughout the whole region of his labors as
an eminently good and faithful man." He married first
Margaret Gibson, in 1813. They had five children :
^ Truman Wallace m. Eliza Babb. They had five chil-
dren, William, Dr. John, Clara, Howard and Ruthven Wal-
- Jane Wallace m. Morris Dickinson. They had four
children: Phoebe, Dr. Joseph, Rachel and John Dickinson.
' Rachel Wallace m. William Robinson. They had four
children : Bell Worrall, Annie, John and William Robinson.
* Dr. John Wallace married, but no children survived
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 25
^ James Wallace died in youth. Rev. John Wallace m.
2d A. E. Byers. No children.
5 Thomas Wallace, Esq., of Cochranville, Pa., b. March
■17, 1785; d. 1871; m. Mary Jackson, in 1814, and they had
six children :
a William J. Wallace, m. Elizabeth Robinson. They had
five children : Robert Bruce, Annie Martin, Thomas, Wesley
and Lucretia Pratt.
b J. Alexander Wallace.
c Thomas Wallace.
d Ann Jane Wallace.
e Charles Wallace.
f Caleb James Wallace.
6 William Q. Wallace, b. 1802, died May 18, 1871 ; m.
Ellen Wigton ; b. 1808. They resided in Harrisburg and had
^ Mary Ellen Wallace, m. John Sayford.
- Annie Wallace, m. Thomas Wallace.
2 Charles C. Wallace. "
'' Samuel W. Wallace.
^ William Wallace.
« Emma Wallace, m. Robert McCoy.
^ Caroline B. Wallace.
* Edwin Ruthven Wallace.
« Robert B. Wallace.
7 James Wallace, m. Jan. 12, 1828, Rachel Mulberry.
Charles Wallace m. 2d in 1810, Abigail Hallowell. They
had two children :
^ Charlotte Wallace, m. John Stacy.
^ George Washington Wallace. He had two children,
Annie and Mary Wallace.
Thomas Wallace, the father of John and Charles, after the
death of Mary Saint Clair married Ann Black after his re-
moval in 1769 from Tobermore, Ireland. He married 3d
Jane Bell, d. Jan. 8, 1821, aged about 84 years. By the last
wife he had three children :
^ Mary, m. James Grier. They had three children:
James, John and Charles Grier. They resided in West Nant-
meal Township, Chester County, Pa.
2 Sarah, b. June 27, 1771 ; m. Dr. Joseph Walton. Re-
moved to Ohio.
26 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
« Thomas, b. April 26, 1777 ; died accidentally Oct. 26,
Thomas Wallace, the father of the children mentioned
above, was drafted during the Revolutionary War and was
fatally wounded in a cavalry skirmish in Bucks County and
died Feb. 24, 1788, in the Germantown Hospital, Philadel-
phia, Pa., and was buried in Independence Square, Phila.,
where Gen. Howe interred many dead soldiers. John and
Margaret Parke Wallace had eight children, all born on a
farm one mile south of Parkesburg, Pa., now owned by the
heirs of the late Thomas W. Guiney and the heirs of the late
A Mary Saint Clair Wallace, b. Feb. 3, 1783 ; d. Feb. 9,
1852 ; m. Constantine O'Donald, Dec. 18, 1880. They had
a John, who died in early life.
b Mary, m, 1st David Patterson, and had one child:
a David Patterson, Jr.
Mary m. 2d James Shannon and had one child :
b Mary J. W. Shannon, deceased; m. William Young
and had one child:
(a) Clara Young, m. a Mr. West. All lived in Phila-
B Jane Wallace, b. Sept. 5, 1785 ; d. May 15, 1867 ; m.
April 27, 1809, Adam Reid, b. Nov. 1, 1773, d. Nov. 4, 1822.
Came from Ireland about 1794 and settled in Philadelphia.
Adam Reid was a grandson of Beely Reid and son of Samuel,
who died May 16, 1809, of Bally Garvin, and Ann Pentland
Reid, of Pentland Hills. Samuel and Ann Reid had six chil-
' Ann Reid.
2 Mary Reid.
^ William Reid.
* Elizabeth Reid, m. William Love and had three chil-
dren. Two of them died in the Civil War, 1862-1865.
^ James Reid.
* Adam Reid.
The Reid address was Gray's Abbey, County Antrim,
Ireland. Jane Wallace and Adam Reid had five children
who lived to adult age :
a James Reid, b. Aug. 26, 1812 ; d. Jan. 10, 1877 ; m.
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 27
Hannah McCaughey, b. May 4, 1811, d. Jan. 27, 1888. They
had six children :
a Alfred P. Reid, Esq., b. 1842; d. 1912; m. Emma Bow-
man June 15, 1870, b. in 1842. They had three children:
(a) Arthur Parke Reid, b. Jan. 10, 1877. A graduate
of Lafayette College, class of 1899. Attorney of the West
Chester Bar; m. Ethel Darlington, daughter of Charles H.
Darlington, of Phoenixville, Pa.
(b) Edith Comly Reid, b. Aug. 4, 1892; m. William A.
Dowlin, of West Chester, Pa. They have two children : Wil-
liam Dowlin, 3d, and Donald Husted Dowlin.
(c) Laura Bowman Reid, b. March 11, 1897; m. Lee
Porter Wray. They have two children and reside in Ches-
ter, Pa., Porter and Richard Wray. Mrs. Alfred Reid is the
daughter of John and Ann Comly Bowman, and a grand-
daughter of John Comly, the author of the once celebrated
Comly spelling book, so well known by many of us older
Few members of the Chester County Bar were as able
and successful as Alfred P. Reid, who was bom in Highland
Township, Chester County, Sept. 3, 1842. He acquired his
early education in the schools of Highland Township, the
Parkesburg Academy and Wyer's Academy, West Chester,
Pa., and Lafayette College, graduating from the latter in-
stitution in the class of 1864. He then pursued a course of
legal study with the late Judge J. Smith Futhey. After
passing a successful examination, he was admitted to the
bar on Aug. 14, 1886. For a period of eight years he prac-
tised his profession in the company of Hon. Washington
Townsend. After the dissolution of this connection he con-
ducted his profession alone and had the most extensive prac-
tice in the county. Although his professional work de-
manded the greater part of his time, he devoted considerable
time to educational and political affairs. He served as pres-
ident of the Board of Trustees of the West Chester public
schools, of the West Chester State Normal School, of the
Penn Mutual Fire Insurance Company, of the Dime Savings
Bank, of West Chester, and the First National Bank, of
West Chester. He was formerly a member of, and from
1872, an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of West
Chester, and in 1892 aided in organizing and afterwards was
28 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
a member and served as elder in Westminster Church, of the
b Adam Parke Reid, b. Jan. 1, 1844 ; d. Nov. 12, 1913 ;
m. Dec. 12, 1867, Isabella C. Freeland, daughter of Hathom
and Lydia Freeland, of Soudersburg, Lancaster County, Pa.,
b. April 7, 1841, died Feb. 14, 1905. They had five children :
(a) James Clarence Reid, b. July 8, 1870. Carries on
the planing mill, coal and lumber business established by his
father in Parkesburg; m. Annie Wilson June 25, 1896. who
d. July 21, 1905. Had two children: Helen J. Reid, b. 1897,
was valedictorian of the class of 1915, Parkesburg High
School, and Annie Reid, born in 1904.
(b) Belle Freeland Reid, b. April 2, 1874 ; d. March 22,
1916. Her funeral services were in charge of her pastor,
Rev. F. M. Dowlin, who paid a beautiful tribute to the Chris-
tian character and useful life of the departed. He took for
his text: "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." He
spoke of her work in the Presbyterian Church, of which she
was a member, her zeal and enthusiasm in all its interests
and activities, and particularly of her influence with the
young people with whom she loved to work and to which
work she was most admirably adapted. The large number
of young people present, many of whom had come from a
distance, bore silent testimony to the love and esteem in
which she was held, and that they owed much to her influ-
ence in the early years of their lives and felt their later
years strengthened and broadened by her counsel and en-
(c) Nona Parke Reid, b. July 31, 1876 ; m. Charles L.
Fulton. They reside at National City, California.
(d) Jeanette Reid, b. May 1, 1879 ; d. Jan. 6, 1880.
(e) Chester H. Reid, b. Dec. 13, 1880 ; telegraph opera-
tor, Parkesburg, Pa.; m. Elizabeth Barnes Oct. 14, 1913.
They have three children:
Robert Barnes Reid, b. Oct. 19, 1914.
William Wallace Reid and
Richard Fulton Reid, b. Nov. 12, 1915. Twins.
c J. Edwin Reid, b. July 20, 1848 ; d. Sept. 23, 1915 ; m.
Catherine Freeland, May 13, 1875. Reside in Philadelphia,
Pa. They have six children :
(a) Eliza Darrah Reid, b. Aug. 17, 1876; m. Nov. 2,
1898, William B. Rauch. They have four children !
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 29
Lewis Edward Rauch, b. Oct. 2, 1900.
Alfred Reid Rauch, b. May 3, 1906.
Florence Rauch, b. May 3, 1908.
William C. Rauch, b. Aug. 17, 1913.
(b) Mary Hannah Reid, b. April 21, 1878; m. April 16,
1902, Howard R. Gessner. They have three children:
Catherine Reid Gessner, b. Dec. 2, 1903.
Mary Reid Gessner, b. Dec. 11, 1905.
Elizabeth Jane Gessner, b. May 8, 1911.
(c) Emily Nichols Reid, b. Feb. 7, 1880; d. Dec. 24,
(d) James Alfred Reid, b. March 4, 1882 ; m. Oct. 5,
1904, Carrie Distleburt. They had two children :
James Edwin Reid, b. July 25, 1905.
Alice Rosamond Reid, b. April 8, 1911.
(e) Florence Reid, b. Feb. 4, 1884.
(f ) Edwin Parke Reid, b. Oct. 16, 1885 ; d. Jan. 9, 1901.
All born in Philadelphia.
d Rebecca J. Reid, b. Oct. 9, 1845. Resides with her
sister-in-law, Clara B. Reid, near Parkesburg, Pa.
e Samuel Stewart Reid, b. 1856 ; m. Emily Harper. Two
(a) Samuel Reid, Jr.
(b) James Edwin Reid. They reside in Chicago, 111.
f Robert A. Reid, b. 1861; d. Jan. 17, 1906; m. Clara B.
Scott, b. 1864. Three children :
(a) Mary Stuart Reid, b. 1892.
(b) Walter Scott Reid, b. 1894.
(c) Helen Rebecca Reid, b. 1896; was salutatorian of
the class of 1915 of Parkesburg High School. All reside on
part of old Wallace homestead in Highland Township, Pa.
b Ann Jane Reid, b. June 12, 1914 ; d. 1891 ; m. Dec. 25,
1834, Stephen Boggs, b. March 24, 1807; d. March 17, 1895.
a Margaret Jane Boggs, b. Jan. 8, 1836 ; d. Feb. 24,
b Mary Ann Boggs, b. April 23, 1837 ; d. June 16, 1857.
c William Rice Thornton Boggs, b. June 13, 1840; re-
tired farmer ; m. Martha Stansberry Dec. 22, 1874. Resides
in Franklin, Neb. Four children :
(a) Ernest Ray Boggs, b. Dec. 28, 1875 ; m. Nov. 12,
1902, Lucy Johnston. Two children :
30 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
Thelma Margarite Boggs, b. June 11, 1906.
Doy Narcena Boggs, b. Dec. 16, 1908.
(b) Margaret Narcena Boggs, b. Dec. 18, 1877 ; m. Jan.
14, 1908, Ellis Lester. They reside in Annville, Texas.
(c) William Fletcher Boggs, b. July 2, 1884.
(d) James Wallace Boggs, b. June 11, 1886.
d Stephen Reid Boggs, b. Nov. 11th, 1846; merchant
and farmer of 1200-acre ranch in Colorado ; m. Oct. 14, 1875,
Harriet Stansberry ; Sept. 2, 1879. Two children :
(a) Eva Jane Boggs, b. Feb. 18, 1877; m. William T.
John, b. Jan. 28, 1871. Two children:
Elsie May John, b. Sept. 21, 1898.
Bessie Eulalia John, b. July 31, 1905.
(b) John Stansberry Boggs, b. April 9, 1879 ; m. Oct.
16, 1901, Daisy Lester, b. Nov. 13, 1878. Five children :
Ralph Stephen Boggs, b. Aug. 16, 1903.
Joseph Raymond Boggs, b. Dec. 12, 1904.
Irma Maud Boggs, b. Dec. 2, 1907.
William Harold Boggs, b. March 4, 1911.
Thelma Boggs, b. Nov. 2, 1913.
e Adam Ira Wallace Boggs, b. May 28, 1852 ; retired
farmer; resides in Cochranville, Pa.; m. March 15, 1883,
Mary Emma Criswell, b. April 11, 1856. No children.
f James Crowell Boggs, b. Feb. 21, 1855 ; d. March 14,
1911; m. Mary Wills, b. July 31, 1851; d. March 22, 1902.
They had no children who survived them. They lived in
Athol, Kansas, and were farmers.
c Margaret Reid, b. Oct. 24, 1816 ; d. Feb. 24, 1900 ; m.
Robert Ramsay, d. March 23, 1867, in his 58th year. Eight
children, all born near Mortonville, East Fallowfield Town-
ship, Chester County, Pa.
a James A. Ramsay, b. Oct. 12, 1842 ; d. March 27,
1917 ; m. Amy Woodward. Resided near Modena, Pa. Five
(a) Robert Woodward Ramsay, m. Jennie B. Faddis.
Reside in Coatesville. One child :
R. Wayne Ramsay, who m. Helen Eppeheimer, of Down-
ingtown, Pa. One child, Dorothy Jane Ramsay, the ninth
generation from Arthur Parke.
(b) John Edwin Ramsay, of Romansville, Chester
County, Pa., m. Sue C. Valentine. One child, Walter Ram-
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 31
(c) Walter R. Ramsay; resided at Riverside, R. I.; d.
Jan. 11, 1918, aged 44 years; m. Sarah White. Two children,
Lewis, b. 1907, and Walter Reid, b. 1911.
(d) James A. Ramsay, d. 1899.
(e) Charles I. Ramsay, of Modena, Pa.
b William J. Ramsay, Franklin ; m. Lottie Binnex. Five
(a) Robert Horace Ramsay.
(b) Ada Margaret Ramsay, m. Joseph McCorkle.
(c) Charles Ernest Ramsay.
(d) Helen Iva Ramsay.
(e) John Franklin Ramsay.
c Elizabeth J, Ramsay, Unmarried.
d Charles P. Ramsay, b. Dec. 11, 1857; d. Dec. 26, 1875.
e Ellen M. Ramsay. Unmarried.
f Robert Emmett Ramsay, m. Mary Elizabeth Young.
Have one son, James Henry Young Ramsay. Farmers, of
near Romansville, Chester County, Pa.
g J. Frank Ramsay, b. in 1853. Resides on the Ram-
say homestead with his two sisters, near Mortonville, Pa,
h Hannah M. Ramsay, b. Aug. 17, 1851 ; d. April 16,
d William M. Reid, b. March 25, 1820 ; d. Dec. 25, 1886.
Farmer in Highland Township, but retired to Parkesburg,
Pa., in the later years of his life ; m. Oct. 25, 1846, Ann Eliz-
abeth Walton, b. Jan. 26, 1826 ; d. Jan. 30, 1897. They had
two children who lived to adult age :
a James Edwin Reid; retired farmer; in real estate
business in Parkesburg, Pa. ; m. Fannie Baldwin. Had two
(a) Charlotte Reid. Died in infancy.
(b) William Stuart Reid, market business, Philadel-
phia, Pa. ; m. Ethel Clements.
b Mary Elizabeth Reid, b. June 12, 1854; m. Jan. 1,
1880, O. P. M. Baldwin, Philadelphia commission merchant,
b. Jan. 16, 1853. Three children :
(a) William Baldwin.
(b) George E. Baldwin, b. May 5, 1885; butcher and
electrician, of Parkesburg, Pa. ; m. Sept. 17, 1913, Clara
Keebler. Two children:
George Oliver Baldwin, b. Nov. 28, 1916.
Mary Ruth Baldwin, b. May 29, 1917.
(c) Oliver H. Baldwin, of Parkesburg.
32 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
e Elizabeth Reid, b. April 29, 1822 ; d. Oct. 24, 1885.
C Arthur P. Wallace, b. Dec. 10, 1788 ; d. in 1874 ; m.
Oct. 10, 1822, Julia Wilson, b. in 1796 ; d. in 1881. Farmers
in Highland Township. Had eight children:
a John Gardner Wallace, b. in 1823, d. March 29, 1901 ;
m. Elizabeth Best ; d. Dec. 19, 1904. Farmers and had seven
a Albert Wallace, b. in 1854 ; d. in 1877.
b Frank Wallace, b. in 1856. Resides in Oklahoma.
c Eva Wallace, b. in 1857 ; m. Walburn Dickey, of Ann,
Calif. Seven children:
(a) Ebenezer Dickey, b. 1879.
(b) Mabel Dickey, b. 1880: m. Wells Brice McCoy.
(c) Evalena Dickey, b. 1882 : m. Pyle Thomas Glass.
(d) Gardner Wallace Dickey, b. in 1885.
(e) Charles William Dickey.
(f) Bertha E. Dickey.
(g) Henrietta Dickey. Ann, California.
d Ida M. Wallace, b. in 1858, of Highland Township,
Chester County, Pa.
e Ella Phimela Wallace, b. 1865 ; m. Harry Edward
Hunt. Reside near Ann P. 0,, Calif. Six children:
(a) Brady Gladys Hunt, b. in 1898.
(b) Phimela W. Hunt.
(c) Dorothy Elizabeth Hunt.
(d) Paul Hunt and
(e) Charley Hunt, b. 1905.
(f) Helen E. Hunt.
f Elizabeth Jane Wallace, b. 1867 ; m. St. George Bond,
Three children, Swarthmore Pa. :
(a) Jean Elizabeth Bond, b. 1903.
(b) Ida Lucille Bond, b. 1904.
(c) Amy Mildred Bond, b. 1906.
g Amy Bertha Wallace, b. 1872; m. William Bradley,
Highland Township. They have four children :
(a) Marguerite Ida Bradley.
(b) William Wallace Bradley.
(c) Robert Clair Bradley.
(d) Edward James Bradley.
b Mary Wallace, b. 1824 ; d. 1896 ; m. Eton Scott, d. July
21,1903. Three children :
a Margaret Scott, m. Dale Hamill ; farmer. No chil-
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 33
^^^^c Mary Scott, m, John R. Ross, Oxford, Pa. No chil-
Scott, of Hu^phreyvme, C^e.'ihLirA.\^ZZ7:
tor. o^pZ^^t^:^^^]: ^e ai- -t-c
(a) Helen Scott, of Coatesville, Pa
^^ (b) Margaret Scott, prefessional nurse, Philadelphia,
rn.r P^""^^ n?**' ?; l^^^' carpenter and builder, of Pome-
roy Pa.; m. Clara M. Long, a sister of his brother Wallace
Scott's wife. Nine children: vvaiiace
(a) Bertha L. Scott, b. 1877.
(b) Walter E. Scott, b. 1879; West Chester, Pa.
(c) Sarah M. Scott, b. 1882.
(d) William Grier Scott, b. 1884; home, Cleveland, 0. •
m. Lydia Bailey. One child: Kenneth Scott.
(e) Stella Virginia Scott, b. 1886; m. William J.
Swayne ; home, West Grove, Pa. Five children :
Helen M. Swayne.
Carrol Hope Swayne.
- Florence Emeline Swayne.
Clara Dorothy Swayne.
(f) George Humphrey Scott, b. 1888; d. Oct. 15, 1918-
m. Ida Barton. One child :
John Eton Scott; Coatesville, Pa.
(g) Robert E. Scott, b. 1890; m. Ramona Martin, of
Valley Township, Chester County, Pa.
(h) Warren Hope Scott, b. 1892 ; of Pomeroy, Pa. ; m.
Myrtle McGowan. Three children; Elmer, Warren and
(i) Edith Adelle Scott, b. 1895 ; of Pomeroy, Pa.
34 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
c John Scott, b. 1857 ; clerk in Midvale Steel Company,
Coatesville, Pa.; m. Rebecca Samples, April 17, 1884. No
d Edward Scott, b. 1861 ; farmer ; ownes the late John
Kendig and Humphrey Scott homesteads in East Fallowfield,
Chester County, Pa. ; m. Cora Kendig, b. 1874. They have
ten children :
(a) Emma Scott, b. 1898.
(b) Jackson K. Scott, b. 1899.
(c) Charles E. Scott, b. 1900.
(d) Eton John Scott, b. 1902.
(e) David Reece Scott, b. 1904.
(f ) Mary Louise Scott, b. 1905.
(g) Thomas L. Scott, b. 1906.
(h) Sylvester Parvon Scott, b. 1908.
(i) Margaret Elizabeth Scott, b. 1910.
(j) Arthur Wallace Scott, b. 1911.
e George Scott, b. 1863; owns the Cap Stewart farm, in
Highland Township, Chester County, Pa. Unmarried.
f Florence Scott, b. in 1867 ; d. Nov. 5, 1917. Unmar-
Having given brief sketches of the Fleming, Gardner
and Stewart families, on account of their many intermar-
riages with the Arthur Parke descendants, it remains to
trace the lineage of the Scotts, who also quite numerously
intermarried with the Parke descendants. John Scott was
the American founder of this branch of the Scott family.
His name appears among the taxables of 1753, of Sadsbury
Township. He owned large tracts of land a short distance
west of the present city of Coatesville. The large old stone
house where John Scott and his grandson, John Scott, Jr.,
lived and died, still stands, a silent memorial and witness of
the past. This family, with their many descendants, were
always people of the highest standing and respectability.
John Scott, Sr., b. in 1706 ; d. Dec. 16, 1777. Had four
1 Patrick Scott, b. in 1729; d. December, 1825. Had
four children : Isabella, Margaretta, Elizabeth and Margaret
2 Thomas Scott, b. in 1731 ; d. Sept. 30, 1808 ; m. Dec.
30, 1763, Sarah Hope, b. in 1739; d. in 1815. She was a sis-
ter of Jennet, wife of Arthur Parke, 2d. They^ had eight
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 35
a John Scott, Jr., b. Nov. 1, 1764; d. March 8, 1824; m.
Rebecca Witherow, b. in 1772 ; d. Aug. 13, 1862. They had
eight children :
(a) Mary Scott, m. Robert Young April 4, 1816.
(b) Samuel Scott, b. July 7, 1802; m. Jane Boyd, daugh-
ter of Michael Wallace Boyd, Esq.
(c) John Scott, b. July 5, 1805 ; m. Catherine Shannon.
(d) Rebecca Scott, b. July 7, 1810; m. Amos Shannon
April 7, 1835.
(e) Elizabeth Scott b. June 20, 1814 ; m. Joseph Cowan
April 11, 1833. Parents of Albert, Rev. John and the late
Rebecca Cowan, all born near Sadsburyville, Chester Coun-
(f ) Sarah Scott, b. Feb. , 1800; d. Oct. 31, 1838 ; m.
Robert Hope Jan. 25, 1821 ; b. April 10, 1799 ; d. Jan. 22,
1877 ; parents of the late John and Thomas Hope and Rebec-
ca S., wife of George W. Sloan.
(g) Robert Scott, m. Sarah Nicholson. Resided in
(h) Jane Scott, b. Dec. 8, 1817; m. 1st William K.
Sloan, b. Sept. 10, 1817 ; d. Jan. 10, 1844 ; m. 2d James
Bailey, of Mifflin County, Pa.
b Jennet Scott, b. April 13, 1766 ; d. Dec. 29, 1830 ; m.
Robert Witherow. They also resided in Mifflin County, Pa.
c Jean Scott, b. April 2, 1768; m. James Witherow.
d Thomas Scott, b. April 19, 1770 ; d. in infancy Novem-
e Mary Scott, b. Oct. 26, 1772 ; m. Samuel Dorian.
They lived near Brandywine Manor Church.
f Elizabeth Scott, b. July 9, 1774 ; m. James Bailey.
g Thomas Scott, b. Oct. 2, 1776 ; m. Jane Long. Four
(a) William Scott, m. Hannah Miller.
(b) David Scott, m. Rebecca Young.
(c) Elizabeth Scott, m. Alexander G. Morrison ; d. Oct.
27, 1870. A faithful and devoted pastor of the Coatesville
Presbyterian Church 33 years.
(d) Rev. James Long Scott, b. Oct. 27, 1812. Labored
as a missionary in India 27 years.
h David Scott, b. Dec. 17, 1778; d. Nov. 12, 1868; m.
March 29, 1804, Amy Humphrey, b. Sept. 26, 1782; d. Sept.
9,1852. Six children:
86 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
(a) Humphrey Scott; builder, contractor and farmer.
Resided near Humphreyville, Chester County, Pa.
(b) Eton Scott ; farmer in Highland Township ; d. July
(c) Thomas Scott. Resided in Downingtown, Pa.
(d) Phimela Scott, m. May 5, 1828, William Best and
had two children, Elizabeth Best, who m. John G. Wallace,
and William M. Best, Jr., who died of disease in the Civil
War. He was a member of Company • B, Ninety-seventh
(e) Rebecca Scott, m. Nov. 24, 1831, Robert McCom-
mon and made their home in Chillicothe, Ohio.
(f) Sarah Scott, b. Oct. 10, 1807, d. July 31, 1843; m.
Thomas Heslep Hope, b. Jan. 10, 1796 ; d. May 28, 1855. He
was a grandson of Robert Hope, brother of Jennet Hope
Parke. They also resided in Chillicothe, Ohio.
3 Sarah Scott, m. Mitchell.
4 Mary Scott, m. Joseph Cowan, son of Hugh Cowan.
They had seven children :
a Jane Cowan, b. 1753 ; d. Jan. 22, 1830, aged 77 years ;
m. George Richmond, b. 1734 ; d. June 28, 1806.
b Ann Cowan, b. in July, 1755 ; m. John Sample.
c Mary Cowan, b. in July, 1758 ; m. John Boyd, Dec. 18,
1782; tanner, of near Cochranville, Pa.; served seven years
in the Revolutionary War.
d Elizabeth Cowan, b. June 6, 1761 ; m. Rev. Nathaniel
W. Sample, pastor for 40 years of Leacock and other Presby-
terian Churches in northern Lancaster County, Pa.
e Margaret Cowan, b. July 8, 1764 ; m. John Ramsey,
farmer, of Lower Oxford Township, Chester County, Pa.
f James Cowan, b. Nov. 12, 1767 ; d. Nov. 18, 1850 ; m.
in January, 1797, Mary Hope, b. June 11, 1774; d. March 11,
1855. (See below.)
g Sarah Cowan, b. April 7, 1772; d. April 10, 1852; m.
in October, 1795, Michael Wallace Boyd, b. Nov. 9, 1762 ; d.
Nov. 25, 1827.
The following are the six children of James and Mary
1 Mary Cowan, b. 1797 ; d. 1892 ; m. Robert Cowan, son
of Adam Cowan.
2 Joseph Cowan, b. Nov. 26, 1799; d. Feb. 28, 1887; m.
April 11, 1833, Elizabeth Scott.
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 37
3 Robert Cowan, b. Dec. 7, 1801 ; d. May 31, 1889 ; m.
4 Hannah Cowan, b. Feb. 14, 1804 ; d. Feb. 2, 1872 ; m.
John H. McPherson.
5 John Cowan, b. Nov. 14, 1807 ; d. March 17, 1889, un^
6 James Cowan, b. Feb. 20, 1810 ; d. Jan. 31, 1892 ; m.
e Rebecca Wallace, b. 1829; d. March 22, 1914; m. April
10, 1866, R. Bruce Ramsay, b. Jan. 18, 1834 ; d. May 1, 1915.
His home was in East Fallowf ield Township, near Coates-
ville. He was one of the oldest and best known farmers of
that part of the county. They had four children :
a Margaret E. Ramsay, m. Charles Kendig, who died in
1908. Six children :
(a) Parvon Kendig.
(b) John Ramsay Kendig.
(c) Robert Bruce Kendig.
(d) Mary Frances Kendig.
(e) Sarah-Elizabeth Kendig.
(f ) Charles Kendig, R. F. D., Coatesville, Pa.
b Robert Bruce Ramsay, of Martin's Corner, Pa.
c William Chester Ramsay, of Coatesville, carpenter,
m. Kate McGuire. Two children:
(a) William Chester Ramsay, Jr.
(b) Donald Ramsay.
d Arthur P. Ramsay, m. Ritta White. Reside near
Doe Run, Pa. Three children:
(a) Preston Ramsay.
(b) Paul St. Clair Ramsay.
(c) Gregg Ridgway Ramsay.
f William R. Wallace, b. Feb. 9, 1832; d. March 29,
1894 ; m. Margaret J. Ramsay, b. 1839 ; d. 1918. Two chil-
a William Wallace, d. in infancy.
b Laura Wallace, b. April 9, 1869 ; d. Sept. 9, 1879.
g Helen Wallace, b. 1833 ; d. Jan. 3, 1902 ; m. 1st Dr.
Charles C. Armstrong, of Pittsburgh, Pa. ; m. 2nd, David L.
Smith, b. Feb. 4, 1827; d. 1902; of Allegheny County, Pa.
David L. Smith was a member of Company A, Second
Virginia Volunteers, of which he was elected first lieuten-
38 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
ant. He was promoted to lieutenant-colonel and aide-de-
camp on the staff of General Meade, of the Fifth Army-
Corps, in the Civil War, and was discharged March 16, 1866,
after a service of four years and ten months. He served
as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
for two terms. In 1870, Colonel Smith was elected alder-
man in Allegheny City and held the position until 1881,
when, having married Mrs. Armstrong on March 7, 1880,
they removed to Chester County, Pa., and occupied a farm
they had purchased from Isaac N. Haines, then of Pome-
roy. Pa. Colonel and Mrs. Smith devoted all the tact and
energy they possessed to the selling of building lots and the
upbuilding of the then small town of Pomeroy, about which
lay their farm land. They met with such success that very
little of their farm remained to them at the time of their
h Annie Wallace, b. 1839 ; m. George Worrest, b. 1836 ;
d. Feb. 23, 1912. He served nine months in the 175th Penn-
sylvania Infantry, Company I, in the Civil War. He was a
farmer, but lived retired in Parkesburg, Pa., during the lat-
er years of his life. They had no children.
D Thomas Wallace, b. April 22, 1792 ; d. March 29,
E Tabitha Wallace, b. May 5, 1794 ; d. Aug. 17, 1871 ;
m. 1st, Samuel Glasco, Feb. 26, 1823. One child :
a Margaret Ellen Glasco, died, aged 13 years.
Tabitha m. 2nd Jan. 12, 1826, Thomas Stewart, b. 1785 ;
d. 1865. He was captain of a military company in the War
of 1812. They had four children:
a William Stewart, d. April 14, 1855. Unmarried.
b Martha Ann Stewart, b. 1831 ; d. 1907. Unmarried.
c Margaret Stewart, b. 1833 ; deceased ; m. Colonel An-
drev.' Mosby. They resided near Richmond, Va. He was a
prominent officer in the Confederate Army. They had
a Florence Mosby, who died, aged 14 years.
d J. Latta Stewart, b. 1836; d. Nov. 1, 1897; m. Mary
Hodgson, daughter of Alexander Hodgson, farmer, of near
Cochranville, Pa., and neice of the late eminent surgeon. Dr.
D. Hayes Agnew, of Philadelphia, Pa. She died in 1914.
They had five children :
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 39
a Margaret Agnew Stewart, m. Dr. J. Howe Adams, of
Paoli, Chester County. Three children :
(a) Marguerite Agnew Adams.
(b) D. Hayes Agnew Adams.
(c) J. Howe Adams, Jr.
b Bertha Stewart m. George Henderson, Esq., who was
born in Philadelphia, 49 years ago, was educated in the
Friends Central School, and was graduated from the Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania in 1889 and from the Law School in
1896. He practiced in the office of former Attorney-Gen-
eral M. Hampton Todd, with whom he associated for several
years. He was appointed by Gov. Brumbaugh, of Pennsyl-
vania, to fill a vacancy on the Orphan's Court bench, of
Philadelphia, to succeed the late president judge, Morris
Dallet. He is a member of the Law Association, of Phila-
delphia, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Union
League, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, a member
of the Board of Trustees of the West Chester Normal
School and for several months served on the Exemption
Board of the Second District of Chester County, passing
upon claiins in the Army draft. Judge Henderson resides
in the Gladstone and his country home is in Paoli. They
have three children :
(a) Dorothy Erwin Henderson, m. Oct. 30, 1915, Jar-
den Guenther, of Hamilton Court, Philadelphia.
(b) George Henderson, Jr., d. Aug. 26, 1917, aged 22
(c) Mary Henderson.
c Mattie Stewart m. Kurtz Prevot Wilson, of New Or-
leans. Reside in New York City. Have one child :
(a) Kurtz P. Wilson, Jr.
d Susie Stewart m. C. Bernard Tiero. Have two chil-
(a) Erwin Agnew Tiero.
(b) Mary Creyhton Tiero.
e Willie Alexander Stewart, b. Feb. 21, 1870; d. Dec.
F Margaret G. Wallace, b. April 22, 1797 ; d. Sept. 22,
1855 ; m. Daniel Ramsay, Aug. 27, 1829 ; b. 1805 ; d. Sept.
20, 1882. Two children :
a Baxter Ramsay, b. 1837; deceased; dentist; m. Isa-
bella Scott. Two children :
40 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
a Daniel Stanley Ramsay.
b Alice Ramsay. They all resided in Pittsburgh, Pa.
b Margaret Jane Ramsay, b. 1839; m. William R. Wal-
lace, b. Feb. 9, 1832; d. March 29, 1894. Two children:
G John Wallace, b. July 23, 1800; d. March 2, 1802.
H John H. Wallace, b. Sept. 8, 1803 ; d. Jan. 18th, 1899 ;
aged 95 y., 4 m., 10 d.; m. 1st, May 15, 1828, Rebecca Rank-
in, who died Nov. 9, 1830; aged 23 y., 6 m., 17 d.; one child:
a Died in infancy, Sept. 9, 1830.
M. 2nd, June 12, 1832, Jane Patton, b. June 20, 1800 ; d.
Jan. 10, 1885. Seven children:
a Martha Ann Wallace, b. April 17, 1833 ; m. June 6,
1883. Temple Jones, of Downingtown, Pa. ; d. Oct. 27, 1883.
b Margaret Rebecca Wallace, b. Sept. 16, 1834 ; d. June
12, 1916; m. Levi Smith in 1867; b. Aug. 18, 1832; d. July 4,
1908. They had one child, who died in infancy. Levi Smith
served three years in the Thirtieth Pennsylvania Infantry,
First Reserves, Company A.
c Isabella P. Wallace, b. April 7, 1836; d. Aug. 1, 1911.
d John P. Wallace, b. Oct. 11, 1837; compiler of this
Parke genealogy; m. Feb. 11, 1868, Sue D. Davis, b. Jan 9,
1846. No children.
e James Hayes Wallace, b. Jan. 15, 1839 ; d. May 7,
1888, in his 50th year ; m. Oct. 2, 1867, E. Matilda Harper,
b. 1843 ; d. May 24, 1908. Six children :
a John Franklin Wallace, b. July 11, 1868; d. Aug. 1,
b Herbert Lee Wallace, b. Aug. 16, 1870 ; carries on
bakery business in the city of Denver, Colorado ; m. Emma
Hare, Sept. 18, 1896. Three children:
(a) John Wallace, b. May 21, 1897. Died from influ-
enza in an English Hospital. A drafted U. S. Soldier.
(b) Bertha Emma Wallace, b. Sept. 1, 1898.
(c) Mary Bell Wallace, b. Nov. 13, 1901.
c Arthur Ernest Wallace, b. June 22, 1874 ; traveling
salesman ; m. Edna Eno, Aug. 4, 1903. Resides in Los An-
geles. Calif. No children.
d Ada Bell Wallace, b. April 23 1877; d. Oct. 31, 1900.
e William H. Wallace, b. Sept. 27, 1879; employed in
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 41
large clothing store in Los Angeles, Calif. ; m. Clara Ethelyn
Tyrrel, Aug. 15, 1900. No children.
f Eugene Parke Wallace, b. March 15, 1882 ; d. Oct. 10,
f Maria Jane Wallace, b. Dec. 23, 1840. Resides with
her sister, Martha, in Parkesburg, Pa. Unmarried.
g Enoch Ambrose Wallace, b. March 8, 1848 ; d. July 6,
Here ends the issue of John and Margaret Parke Wal-
E Arthur Parke, 2nd and Jennet Parke had a daughter,
Mary, who m. in 1790, John McClellan, third child of Mary
Lindsay and Samuel McClellan. They resided on a farm
now owned by the heirs of the late Nathan Maule, adjoining
on the west side, the farm of Samuel McClellan, his father.
Mary Parke McClellan was the grandmother of Rev. John
L. Witherow. John McClellan d. Nov. 5, 1813, in his 47th
year and his wife, Mary, d. March 4, 1841, in her 75th year.
In 1822 and 1823 an extensive revival of religion took place
in the Upper Octoraro Church. It was greatly promoted by
a female prayer meeting usually held at the house of Aunt
Polly McClellan, as she was generally called. By the fruits
of this revival 124 persons were added to the church mem-
bership. This inscription I find on her tombstone in Upper
Octoraro Cemetery :
"Mrs. McClellan, as a mother, was affectionate and
faithful ; as a companion, attractive and instructive ; as a
friend, sincere and unchanging ; as a Christian meek, hum-
ble and fervent in spirit. She was active in organizing and
conducting the several revivals of religion in the Church of
which she was a most useful and beloved member. She was
one of a lovely band of females who established the first fe-
male prayer meeting in the church. Mary has chosen that
good part which shall not be taken from her."
They had five children who lived to adult age :
A Samuel Parke McClellan, b. Oct. 10, 1791; d. May 21,
1856 ; m. Maria Ferree, who d. March 20, 1864, in her 65th
year. They had no children.
Samuel Parke McClellan succeeded his father, John,
in the ownership of the old homestead, which he willed to
his nephew, S. Parke McClellan, Jr. He also willed a legacy
42 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
of $1250 to Upper Octoraro Church, which materially aided
in the erection of the present manse of the church.
B Mary McClellan, d. 1864; m. July 11, 1825, Malcolm
Leech, d. April 13, 1862. They removed, after their mar-
riage, to Pittsburgh, Pa.
C Kezia McClellan, d. Nov. 18, 1846, in her 47th year;
m. July 26, 1827, John M. Witherow, d. June 22, 1851, in his
48th year. Five children :
a Mary Ann Witherow, d. Dec. 25, 1846, in her 18th
b Samuel Witherow, b. June 25, 1832; d. June 12, 1900;
m. Elizabeth Wright ; d. Nov. 23, 1899. Resided in Harris-
burg, Pa. Four children :
a Ida C. Witherow, m. Charles H. Ossman. Three
(a) Mary E. Ossman ; m. Wilson Mitchell. Two chil-
Genevieve 0. Mitchell
(b) Charles 0. Ossman; m. Mabel Senior. One child.
(c) Jennie W. Ossman; m. Ezra Zarko. They have
b John G. Witherow; m. Jean Thompson. Four chil-
(a) Joseph T. Witherow.
(b) John McClellan Witherow.
(c) Jean L. Witherow.
(d) Margaret B. Witherow.
c Jennie R. Witherow.
d Martha R. Witherow ; m. William Grant Schooley.
c Rev. John L. Witherow, b. March 13, 1836 ; d. Sept.
24, 1909; m. Anna Judson; d. Sept. 24, 1909. They had one
a Genevieve Witherow.
Rev. John Lindsay Witherow was bom near Lenover, Pa.,
and spent his early years on his father's farm. The early
loss of his parents threw him upon his own resources. He re-
ceived a preparatory education in the Tuscarora Academy,
Juniata County, Pa., and the Media Classical Institute, Dela-
ware County, Pa. Graduated from Princeton College in
1860, and Princeton Theological Seminary in 1863. Was
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 43
licensed by the New Castle Presbytery while still in the
seminary. He became pastor of the Abington Presbyter-
ian Church, near Philadelphia. Five years later he be-
came pastor of the famous Arch Street Church, where he
remained five years. His next pastorate was the Second
Church, of Indianapolis, and it was while he was there that
he received a call from the Park Street Church, of Boston,
Mass., and entered on his pastorate in 1876. His success in
reviving this church caused wide comment. Ten years lat-
er he accepted a call to the pastorate of the Third Presby-
terian Church, of Chicago, 111., where he remained for 12
years. Strife then breaking out in the Park Street Church
at Boston, where he had been pastor ten years. Dr. Wither-
ow was appealed to return, which he did in September, 1898.
The Park Street Congregational Church was the only church
of other than the Presbyterian faith that Dr. Witherow ever
presided over, and while there he addressed in annual ser-
mons the great missionary societies with which the church
was affiliated. While serving as pastor of the Third Pres-
byterian Church, in Chicago, Dr. Witherow assumed the
presidency of the great Presbyterian Hospital there. In
1895 he was the moderator of the General Assembly of the
Prsbyterian Church of America. The following year he
presided over a distinguished committee, of which Presi-
dent Harrison, Chief Justice Harlan and other eminent civil-
ians were members, and which was charged with the dis-
patch of important business of the denomination. Two years
before his decease failing health compelled him to serve as
pastor-emeritus, his congregation refusing to accept his
resignation. He died in the 74th year of his age and the
twentieth year of his pastorate over the Park Street
d Rebecca Witherow, b. March 17, 1834; d. Nov. 22,
1898 ; m. James B. Wright, b. Feb. 23, 1832 ; d. Dec. 12, 1898.
Resided in Coatesville, Pa.
e Dr. James L. Witherow, b. Dec. 11, 1841; dentist; m.
March 12, 1868, Emerene Reece, b. Jan 25, 1846. One child.
a Charles Randolp Witherow, of Island Pond, Vt.
Dr. Witherow and wife reside in Honey Brook Borough,
D Anna Love McClellan, m. Nov. 11, 1824, Thomas
Morgan. Had six children :
44 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
a Thomas Morgan, Jr., b. Nov. 28, 1825; d. Oct. 28,
1895 ; m. Margaret . Had one son, Joseph Morgan.
b Mary Jane Morgan, b. Jan 5, 1827 ; d. July 27, 1898.
c Isaac Morgan, b. May 24, 1830 ; d. July 4, 1890.
d Sarah Morgan, b. Jan. 17, 1832 ; d. Aug. 18, 1899 ; m.
in May, 1851, John J. Thompson Love, b. Nov. 15, 1825. Al-
most all their descendants live in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Six children :
a William Phemer Love, b. July 1, 1852; m. Jan. 24,
1877, Henrietta Foster, b. May 21, 1854. Had four children:
(a) Grace Agnes Love, b. Aug. 24, 1878.
(b) Arthur C. Love, b. Sept. 6, 1880; m. Mildred
Schaefer in 1911; b. in 1890. Have one child, Virginia S.
Love, b. March 8, 1913.
(c) Earl Thompson Love, b. Sept. 23, 1884; m. in 1904
Mabel Carson, b. April 6, 1881. No children.
(d) Ray Foster Love, b. April 22, 1889.
b Mary Adaline Love, b. Sept. 18, 1854 ; m. John An-
drew Van Eaton, b. June 27, 1854 ; d. Aug. 3, 1912. Four
(a) Maggie Ethel Van Eaton, b. April 17, 1880 ; d. July
(b) Albert Van Eaton, b. Feb. 13, 1882 ; d. June 20,
(c) Robert Love Van Eaton, b. April 9, 1884 ; m. June
3, 1909, Susie Bernhart, b. March 24, 1881.
(d) John Phemer Van Eaton, b. June 18, 1890.
c Martha A. Love, b. Sept. 22, 1856 ; m. May 12, 1876,
William Jones Foster, b. Feb. 16, 1848 ; d. Sept. 21, 1895.
(a) Elsie L. Foster, b. in 1877 ; m. in 1907, Percy Ged-
dings, b. in 1868.
(b) Chester Arthur Geddings, b. Sept. 9, 1880; d. June
(c) Minnie Geddings, b. Sept. 5, 1882; d. Aug. 6, 1883.
(d) Bertha May Geddings, b. Dec. 28, 1886.
(e) Blanche Helen Geddings, b. April 15, 1888.
d Sarah P. Love, b. Nov. 25, 1860 ; d. Sept. 13, 1888.
e Newton C. Love, b. Jan. 14, 1864; d. Nov. 21, 1866.
f Joanna Elizabeth Love, b. Oct. 17, 1867.
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 45
e Kezia McClellan Morgan, b. Sept. 23, 1833 ; d. in 1875 ;
m. Samuel Ramsay. One son, who died in childhood.
f Joseph Barr Morgan, b. Dec. 13, 1835 ; d. July 25,
1894 ; m. Elmina Shaub. Three children :
a William Morgan, m. Sarah . No children.
b John Morgan, m. Maud Lutz. Three children.
c Mary Morgan m. George Keeports, Three children.
E Thomas McClellan, b. April 17, 1810 ; d. Feb. 13,
1868; m. March 18, 1841, Martha Wright; b. Sept. 12, 1811;
d. June 18, 1893. Eight children :
a Prof. John Witherow McClellan, b. Dec. 28, 1841 ; d.
June 6, 1896 ; m. Dec. 22, 1869, Elizabeth Johnson, of Coch-
ranville. Pa. No children.
b Samuel Parke McClellan, b. June 20, 1843 ; d. April
17, 1869 ; m. Dec. 12, 1867, Laura Houston. No children.
c David A. McClellan, b. June 2, 1846; d. Feb. 20, 1850.
d Thomas Lindsay McClellan, b. Sept. 22, 1844 ; d. Nov.
e Mary Elizabeth McClellan, b. June 1, 1848 ; d. June
f Joseph Nassau McClellan, b. Sept. 10, 1855 ; d. Aug.
g Alfred G. McClellan, of Towerville, Pa. ; m. June 29.
1882, Rebecca A. Long. They had two children:
a Isabel C. McClellan.
b James Witherow McClellan.
h Martha Jane McClellan.
F Ann Parke was the sixth daughter of Arthur 2nd
and Jennet Parke; b. 1769; d. 1822; m. in October, 1793, Ar-
chibald Moore ; carpenter and builder. Six children :
A Elizabeth Moore ; m. Ingham Kinsey. They remov-
ed to Ohio about 1820.
B Jennie Moore ; m. George Eagle, deceased, who was
long undertaker near Cambridge, Chester County, Pa. Six
a Mary Eagle ; m. Levi Buley. Six children :
a George Buley ; m. Louise Herr.
b Sarah Buley; m. John Reeser.
c Parke Buley ; m. Laura Stauff er.
d Frank Buley ; m. Jennie Plank.
e Elwbod Buley ; m. Irene Miligan.
f Jennie Buley ; m. James H. Helms.
b Cyrus Eagle ; m. Elizabeth Emery. One child.
46 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
a Sarah Eagle, who married Whitehill Reel.
c Parke Eagle ; m. Lucy Cavana. One child ;
a George Eagle.
d Amos Eagle; m. Catherine Reel. No children.
e Elizabeth Eagle; m. James Emery. Three children:
a Louis Emery.
b Elwood Emery.
c Kinzer Emery.
f Kezia Eagle; m. Charles Buley; b. 1828; d. Dec. 11,
1914. Ten children. All born in Cambridge, Pa.
a George Buley ; m. Anna Garmen.
b Anna Buley ; m. Amos Miller ; merchant at Rock Run,
Chester County, Pa.
c Abner Buley ; m. Laura Hoover.
d Kezia Buley; m. Joseph Cairns.
e Jane Buley; m. Daniel Breckenbridge.
f Emma Buley ; m. Jacob Diehm, of Parkesburg, Pa. ;
d. March 26, 1918.
g Caroline Buley ; m. John Christman.
h Cyrus Buley ; m. Martha Clay.
i Sarah Buley ; m. Humphrey Happersett.
j Amos Buley ; m. Geneva Clay.
C. Kezia Moore; m. Joseph Beeher; no children; resided
in Honey" Brook Township, Chester County, Pa.
D Arthur Moore was married and had two sons, Edgar
and Elwood Moore, who enlisted in the Civil War and were
never heard of afterwards.
E Mary Moore ; died in early life.
F Nancy Moore, married a Mr. Sandue and had several
G Hannah Parke, b. 1771 ; d. prior to 1857. The last
survivor of Arthur and Jennet Hope Parke's ten children.
All born in the west end of the old farm house on the George
Lin'dley farm in Highland Township, Chester County, Pa.
She married Jacob Hershberger, November, 1797, and af-
terwards William Calhoun. Six children by Jacob :
A Ann Hershberger ; m. Jacob Bitner. Four children :
a Thomas P. Bitner.
b Tabitha Bitner.
c Barnet Bitner.
d Daniel Bitner.
B Thomas P. Hershberger; m. Hannah Bitner. One
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 47
a Jane Hershberger ; m, Alexander Thompson.
C Jacob Hershberger, Jr., and Mary, his wife, had two
a Merton Hershberger.
b Emily Hershberger.
D Arthur Hershberger ; d. in 1837.
E Samuel Hershberger.
F Joseph Hershberger. These children were all born
near Bealsville, Mifflin County, Pa.
H Tabitha Parke; d. June 5, 1847, unmarried, in her
73d year. Owned her father's homestead.
I John Arthur Parke, Jr., d. in infancy.
J Martha Parke, b. 1777; d. July 29, 1811; m. James
Patton, b. June 21, 1768 ; d. Feb. 8, 1858. James Patton was
the son of Thomas Patton, b. 1725 ; d. Aug. 4, 1812, who
came to America from the County Tyrone, Ireland, in 1744.
He located first on the forks of the Delaware River, Phila-
delphia, Pa., and married Isabella Hayes, b. 1732, d. Oct. 6,
1811, but in 1772 removed to Pequea, Lancaster County, Pa.,
on the Churchtown road, north of the Pequea Valley and
three miles west of Honey Brook Borough, Pa. James and
Martha Parke had six children :
A Jane Patton, b. June 20, 1800 ; d. Jan. 10, 1885 ; m.,
in 1832, John H. Wallace, b. Sept. 8, 1803 ; d. Jan. 11, 1899.
Seven children. (See page 40).
B Isabella Patton, b. Sept. 27, 1801 ; d. Nov. 19, 1878.
C Maria Patton, b. March 19, 1803; d. in 1880; m. Sept.
1, 1828, Levi Chamberlain, b. Aug. 28, 1792 ; d. July 29,
Mr. Chamberlain was bom in Dover, Vermont, Aug. 28,
1792, and died aged fifty-seven years. His early life was
spent with an uncle in Boston, Mass., by whom he was
trained to the mercantile business. When of age he began
this sort of work for himself with such success as to have
the almost certain prospect of accumulating wealth. He
became a member of the Park Street Church in 1818 and
his heart was ever afterward drawn toward the gospel
ministry. After consulting with judicious friends he gave
up his mercantile business and commenced a preparatory
pourse of study in the academy in Andover, Mass., for the
ministry. Indications of the disease that ultimately proved
fatal, along with the exigency of the missionary work, led
48 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
to a change in his life plan. Placing his little property
where its avails would help forward the cause of missions,
he accepted an invitation' to join the first reenforcement of
the mission to the Hawaiian Islands and arrived in Honolulu
April 27, 1823. He entered upon his new labors with a self
devotion which never wavered. He brought to his work a
vigorous mind, a sagacious judgment, a body, though frail,
exceedingly active and efficient, and a spirit supremely de-
voted to his Redeemer and the good of his fellow men. His
toils were incessant and perplexing, but he shrank from no
sacrifice, no self-denial. He was ready to take the lowest
place, the poorest fare, the hardest toil ; ready to be a hewer
of wood and drawer of water in building the temple of the
Lord on those then heathen islands. The range of his mind
was by no means restricted to the secular concerns of the
mission. His correspondence with his brethren of the mis-
sion and his patrons at home touched on almost every vital
interest, and was truly wonderful in its quantity, its matter
and the neatness and accuracy of its execution. Long and
w^earisome days he devoted to the examination of native
schools, and being himself proficient in penmanship he took
pleasure in imparting the art to the more advanced of the
native pupils. Mr. Chamberlain's experience, judgment and
piety gave him influence with his brethren as a counsellor.
He leaned to the side of self-denial, prudence and caution.
His opinions were frankly and kindly expressed. The Ha-
waiian Mission suffered a great loss on July 29, 1849, by the
death of Levi Chamberlain who, for twenty-six years was
the senior superintendent of its secular affairs. Probably
no man has lived on those islands who was more generally
respected and beloved. As a husband, as a father, as an
agent entrusted with great responsibilities, as a member of
the mission and the foreign community he was the same
conscientious, devoted Christian. Levi and Maria Patton
Chamberlain had eight children:
a Warren Chamberlain, b. July 17, 1829 ; d. Dec. 8,
1914; m. Celia Penninah Wright, b. April 2, 1854. Five
Warren Chamberlain, who was eighty-five years of age,
died at the residence of his son, W. W. Chamberlain, on
Spencer Street, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands. He was the
oldest son of Levi Chamberlain, born in Kawaiahao, in a
grass house, July 17, 1829. In the year 1836, when but
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 49
seveni years old, in company with a younger brother, he was
sent around Cape Horn in a whaling ship to New England
to be educated. On the opening of Williston Seminary, in
Easthampton, Mass., in 1841, he entered that institution,
which he attended for some years. In 1850 he returned to
the Islands and engaged in grazing and agricultural pur-
suits at Waialua. He was a pioneer sugar planter in that
district. He was, in 1870, in the statistical bureau of the
custom house in Honolulu, and served there for thirty
years, retiring at the age of seventy-one years. These are
his five children :
a Althea Chamberlain, b. March 3, 1856; d. Jan. 29,
b Henry Hill Chamberlain, b. Aug. 17, 1859; disap-
peared in 1883.
c H«len Stoddard Chamberlain, b. Dec. 3, 1862; m.
June 11, 1890, Dr. Charles Gustin Ives. Four children:
(a) Warren Chamberlain Ives, b. Jan. 2, 1892.
(b) Esther Lora Ives, b. Feb. 19, 1893.
(c) Alice Mary Ives, b. Dec. 11, 1894.
(d) Charles Gustin Ives, Jr., b. March 7, 1897.
They reside at Pecatonica, 111.
d Rev. Horace Wright Chamberlain, b. July 31, 1865.
Pastor of the Kalihi Union Church, of Hawaiian Islands; m.
Celia Miller Aug. 25, 1895, at Faribault, Minn. No children.
e William Warren Chamberlain, b. Feb. 13, 1873.
Banker in Honolulu ; m. Feb. 21, 1906, at Honolulu, Clio
Newton. Three children:
(a) Warren Levi Chamberlain, b. Jan. 31, 1907.
(b) Clio Olivia Chamberlain, b. Sept. 14, 1908.
(c) Althea Mabel Chamberlain, b. May 4, 1913.
b Jeremiah Evarts Chamberlain', b. Feb. 5, 1831; d.
Aug. 22, 1882. Unmarried.
c Maria Jane Chamberlain, b. April 25, 1832; d. Jan. 21,
1909 ; m. Dec. 21, 1858, Anderson Oliver Forbes. Four chil-
dren, all residing in Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
a Maria Rebecca Forbes, b. Jan. 18, 1865. Unmarried.
b William Joseph Forbes, b. Oct. 8, 1866 ; m. June 27,
1901, Kate D. Watson. Five children ; all born in Honolulu :
(a) Theodore Watson Forbes, b. May 21, 1902.
(b) Frederick Blatchford Forbes, b. Jan. 28, 1904.
(c) Marion Chamberlain Forbes, b. July 1, 1905,
(d) Frances Alicia Forbes, b. Sept. 15. 1908.
(e) Katherine Wilhelmina Forbes, b. Jan. 4, 1912.
50 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
c Harriet Gordon Forbes, b. July 16, 1869. Unmar-
d Anna Isabella Forbes, b. Sept. 10, 1875 ; d. Nov. 6,
d Martha Ann Jenkinte Chamberlain, b. June 24, 1833 ;
d. Aug. 4, 1913. Unmarried.
e Rev. James Patton Chamberlain, b. June 9, 1835; d.
March 9, 1911; m. Helen Maria Lightbody at Stockbridge,
Wisconsin, Oct. 25, 1866. Two children:
a John Evarts Chamberlain, b. Nov. 5, 1869. Resides
at Mt. Vernon, Oregon. Unmarried.
b Helen' Maria Chamberlain, b. July 2, 1873, at Stock-
bridge, Wis.; m. Worth Osborn Aiken April 8, 1896, at La
Crosse, Wis. Three children:
(a) Bertram Smythe Aiken, b. Nov. 9, 1897.
(b) Martha Osborn Aiken, b. April 13, 1903.
(c) Malcolm Chamberlain Aiken, b. June 28, 1911.
Reside at Makawao Maru, Hawaiian Islands.
Rev. James P. Chamberlain was born in the Hawaiian
Islands in the old historic coral house eastward from Ka-
■waiahae Church, in Honolulu. He was one of the band of
missionary children whose attendance is noted at the open-
ing of the Punahon School, in 1842. Later he attended the
Royal School under the principalship of Rev. E. G. Beck-
with. Leaving Honolulu in 1854, at nineteen years of age,
he entered Williams College, Massachusetts, and from
thence went to Bangor, Me., Theological Seminary. His
first pastorate was in a mining town in California. After-
wards, for many years — more than' thirty — he preached in
the state of Wisconsin. About the year 1895 he moved to
Eastern Oregon, where he took up a homestead of 160 acres
at Mt. Vernon, Grant County. Rev. James P. Chamberlain,
like his honored father, Levi Chamberlain, was a man of
sterling Christian character. He died March 9, 1911, sur-
vived by his wife and two children, Johni Evarts Chamber-
lain, of Mt. Vernon, Oregon, and Mrs. Helen Aiken, of Maka-
wao Maru, Hawaiian Islands.
f Levi Tenney Chamberlain, b. April 30, 1837. Un-
g Isabella Chamberlain, b. Nov. 3, 1838; d. May 16,
1901; m. Frederick Swartz Lyman Feb. 16, 1861. Six
children, all bom in Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands:
a Ellen Goodale Lyman, b. Nov. 30, 1861.
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 51
b Frederick Snowden Lyman, b. May 7, 1863 ; m. Mary
A. Babcock Jan. 7, 1889. No children.
c Francis Anderson Lyman, b. May 7, 1863; m. Mary
C. Aldrich March 12, 1895. Two children, both bom at
(a) Francis Aldrich Lyman, b. Nov. 3, 1896.
(b) Howard Bertram Lyman, b. July 11, 1902.
d Levi Chamberlain Lyman, b. Dec. 16, 1866 ; m. Nettie
E. Hammond July 6, 1897. Two children; both born at
(a) Kathryn Isabel Lyman, b. July 11, 1898.
(b) Orlando Hammond Lyman, b. Nov. 19, 1903.
e Ernest Evarts Lyman, b. Feb. 10, 1872 ; m. Ella Day-
ton, Feb. 10, 1911, at Honolulu.
f Esther Rosalie Lyman, b. Jan. 25, 1876 ; m. William
McCluskey at Heilo, Hawaii. One child :
(a) Robert McCluskey, b. Feb. 7, 1912, at New York
City, N. Y.
D Thomas Hayes Patton, b. July 17, 1804 ; d. Sept. 27,
1844; farmer, of Salisbury Township, Lancaster County,
Pa; m. Leah Evans, in 1831; b. March 18, 1811. Five chil-
a Sylvanus Patton, b. July 10, 1832 ; d. 1909 ; farmer,
of Honey Brook Township ; m. 1st Mary Ann Irwin, March
1, 1855. One child.
a Annie Patton, b. March 14, 1856; m. Joseph Fisher.
Three children :
(a) Thomas Hayes Fisher, b. Sept. 4, 1884.
(b) Arthur Fisher, b. March 20, 1888.
(c) Alice Fisher, b. April 8, 1894.
The Fisher home is at Glen Moore, Pa.
a Sylvanus Patton m. 2d Alice Marshall, d. 1913.
b Evans Patton, b. April 11,1834; stock dealer and
carpenter, of Lancaster County, Pa. ; m. Catherine Emery,
of South Hermitage, Lancaster County, Pa. Six children:
a Susan Patton,
b Ellie Patton.
c Dorrie Patton; m. James Littrell. One child:
(a) Cora Elizabeth Littrell.
d Catherine Patton.
e Mary Patton; m. Prof. Samuel Gromer. No children.
f Arthur Patton, died when young.
62 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
This family when grown up, removed to East St. Louis,
111., and afterward to the state of Missouri.
c Martha Patton, b. Feb. 23, 1836; m. B. Mercer, b.
April 4, 1835; d. May 1, 1912; carpenter. They had three
a George H. Mercer, b. June 22, 1862; in creamery
b L. Lizzie Mercer, b. Aug. 11, 1863.
c Walter E. Mercer, b. April 18, 1870 ; carpenter and
builder; m. Adelaide E. Eberle, dec'd; reside in Seattle,
Wash. One child;
(a) Eberle Evans Mercer, b. in 1917.
d Josephine Louise Patton, b. July 30, 1838 ; d. July 31,
e Thomas Hayes Patton, b. Sept. 27, 1844 ; d. Sept. 13,
1894 ; phosphate agent for I. P. Thomas firm ; m. Clara Wil-
son. No children.
E Ann Patton, b. Dec. 4, 1806; d. 1889; m. Hugh Rob-
inson Buchanan March 3, 1836; d. March 6, 1862; farmer,
of Salisbury Township, Lancaster County, Pa. Two chil-
dren lived to maturity. He was for many years an elder in
the Honey Brook Presbyterian Church.
a Isaac Clingan Buchanan, b. Jan. 10, 1837 ; d. Dec. 20,
1914; m., in 1865, Mary Miller, of Cambridge, Lancaster
County, Pa. ; farmer, who resided near South Hermitage,
same county. Had nine children :
a Amaretta Buchanan, b. Dec. 25, 1865 ; m. John Gault,
of the same place, now of Lancaster City. They have one
child, Mary Gault.
b John Robinson Buchanan, b. 1867.
c Ann Eliza Buchanan, b. 1869.
d Mary Ermine Buchanan, b, 1871 ; m. Lot Rodger Lin-
coln June 1, 1899. Have two children. Samuel and Rodger
Clingan Lincoln, of Churchtown, Lancaster County, Pa.
e Martha Frances Buchanan, b. 1875.
f Ella Maria Buchanan, b. 1878.
g Sarah Florence Buchanan, b. 1882; professional
nurse with the American Army in France.
h Edna Lillian Buchanan, b. 1883.
i Walter Clingan Buchanan ; b. 1886.
On Dec. 24, 1914, the relatives and friends assembled
at the home of the late Isaac Clingan Buchanan to pay the
last tribute of affection to the memory of a man of unusual
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 53
worth to the community where he resided. He was nearly
seventy-eight years of age and was only sick from Friday
evening to Sunday evening. Death was caused by heart
failure. He had been spared to be the father of a large
family of children, and his was the first death in it. Had
he lived twenty-one days longer he could have celebrated
with his faithful helpmate their golden wedding. He was
long a member of the Pequea Presbyterian Church, was for-
merly a trustee and later an elder of the church.
b Martha Ann Buchanan, b. Feb. 3, 1843 ; resides in
Honey Brook Borough, Pa.,
F Arthur Parke Patton, b. 1809 ; d. 1834. Unmarried.
This completes the record of the known descendants of
Arthur 2d and Jennet Hope Parke.
2 Joseph Parke, Esq., b. Dec. 21, 1737; d. July 2, 1823;
the second son of John (1) and Elizabeth McKnight Parke,
and grandson of Arthur and Mary Parke. He was a justice
of the peace for many years, a member of the Assembly for
six years, and progenitor of many and influential descend-
ants. He married 1st Ann Grubb Sinclair, widow of George
Sinclair, and daughter of Nathaniel Grubb, a member of the
Assembly, trustee of the Loan Office, owner of considerable
real estate in Philadelphia, and possessor of a large farm
and mill property in Willistown Township, Chester County,
where Mrs. John G. Parke was bom and resided during her
early years. Nathaniel Grubb married Ann Moore and they
had eight children :
Ann Parke, Charity Calvert, Margaret Vernon, Phoebe
Worrall, Samuel Grubb, Mary Grubb, Thomas Grubb and
Nathaniel Grubb. These children were grandchildren of
John and Frances Grubb, of near Chester City, Delaware
County, Pa., where they resided as early as 1679. Joseph
and Ann Grubb Parke had three children :
A John G. Parke, b. Nov. 21, 1761, d. Oct. 25, 1837; m.
April 24, 1792, Jane Gardner, d. Oct. 14, 1832, in her 62d
year. John G. Parke was a member of the Assembly in
1818, a justice of the peace for many years; was elected a
ruling elder of Upper Octoraro Church, and was a prominent
man in the community in which he lived. He was the
owner of 200 acres of land through which the Pennsylvania
Railroad was, in 1830, being constructed. He devoted all
his energy to the building up a town on his estate, with
what success is evidenced today by the borough of Parkes-
54 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
burg with its three thousand inhabitants. His wife, Jane
Gardner, was a daughter of Dr. Joseph Gardner, bom in
1752 and died in September, 1795, and Isabella Cochran,
born in 1754 and died the same month as her husband. Both
are buried at the head of Christine Creek, in Maryland. Jo-
seph Gardner was one of the first graduates of the Univer-
sity of Pennsylvania. He was very popular as a physician
and much esteemed socially. His field of practice extended
from Honey Brook to Oxford, Pa. In the Revolutionary
War he was an active man among the patriots of his coun-
ty, and raised two companies of troops for the army, which
were sent into the field. Dr. Joseph Gardner was the son
of Francis Gardner, who came from Coleraine, Ireland, in
1733, and settled near the Beaver Dam in what is now
Honey Brook Township, Chester County, Pa. Francis
Gardner was a man of strong mind, sound sense and deter-
mined will, and was an active patriot during the Revolu-
tionary War. His wife was a Wallace, and they had five
children. Dr. Joseph, Andrew, John, Eleanor, and Francis,
Jr. Dr. Joseph Gardner was a member of the Provincial
Assembly for three years, and was chosen councilor in 1779.
He was also a member of the Continental Congress in 1784-
1785. He resided in West Cain Township, Chester County,
on the farm of the late Richard McPherson, one mile north
of Sadsburyville. Dr. Joseph and Isabella Gardner had three
' Jane Gardner Parke, d. Oct. 14, 1832, in her 62d year ;
m. John G. Parke, as mentioned above.
2 Dr. Francis Gardner, b. Jan. 19, 1773 ; d. Jan. 21,
1815; m., in May, 1797, Mary Hart. Studied medicine and
graduated at the University of Pennsylvania. While his
father remained in the county he assisted him in his exten-
sive practice and afterward continued on his own account.
His home was in Valley Township, where he died and was
buried in St. John's Churchyard, in Compassville. They
had five children, two sons and three daughters. The sons
were Dr. Francis, Jr., and Thomas H. Gardner, late of Ox-
ford, Pa. The latter married Eveline, daughter of John,
Jr., and Elizabeth Witherow Cowan Fleming. They had
five children : Frank, Mary, Elizabeth, Jennie and Alice. Of
these, Frank Gardner m. Emma Roberts ; Mary Gardner m.
Robert A. Evans, of California, and Jennie m. Rev. Dr. Wil-
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 55
liam Bingham, of Oxford, Chester County, Pa., in 1886. She
was born April 6, 1840, and died Jan. 14, 1893. Dr. Bing-
ham was bom in 1822 and died in 1902. He had been pas-
tor of the Great Valley Presbyterian and Avondalo Church-
es and a theological professor in Lincoln University.
3 Robert Cochran Gardner, b. in 1781 ; d. in 1808, aged
27 years. He was captain of a merchant vessel and devoted
several years to a sea-faring life.
The following are the six sons and their descendents of
Jane Gardner and John G. Parke.
A Samuel Parke, Esq., b. May 6, 1795; d. April 28,
1859 ; resided and practiced law in the city of Lancaster, Pa.
B Joseph G. Parke, b. April 1, 1796 ; d. May 25, 1844.
C Francis G. Parke, b. Aug. 12, 1797; d. Feb. 21, 1860;
m. March 13, 1823, Sarah Hart Gardner, b. Oct. 21, 1799; d.
Feb. 6, 1848 ; daughter of Dr. Francis and Mary Hart Gard-
ner, and granddaughter of Thomas and Mary Hart. They
had five children :
a Isabella Cochran Parke, b. Dec. 15, 1823 ; d. Dec. 5,
1915 ; m. Andrew Mitchell. They had no children. Isabella
C. Mitchell was a woman of marked characteristics, possess-
ing a high sense of honor, a warm and generous spirit, to-
gether with a remarkably active mind and body. She en-
joyed wonderful health for her years until a short time be-
fore her decease. Her life had been devoted to the families
of her brothers and sisters, of whom she was the oldest and
last survivor. Mrs. Mitchell ever remembered that she be-
longed to an old Presbyterian family, her grandfather, John
G. Parke, having been one of the pillars of Octoraro Church.
She always took a keen interest and active share in church
work, ever lending a sympathizing ear to distress and sub-
stantial assistance to the needy.
b Francis G. Parke, b. Oct. 13, 1825; d. 1892; m. 1st
Sarah E. Fleming, of Elverson, Pa., daughter of George and
Sarah Perkis Fleming, b. Aug. 20, 1830 ; d. June 29, 1856.
They had one child :
a Mary Frances Parke, who d. in 1911, and had mar-
ried Henry J. Branson, Jan. 1, 1883, president of the Ches-
ter Valley National Bank, of Coatesville, Pa. They had six
56 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
(a) Anna M. Branson.
(b) Isabella P. Branson, m. Reagan Cartwright, of
Phoenix, Arizona ; b. 1884 ; d. Oct. 1, 1917.
(c) Katherine F. Branson.
(d) Edward H. Branson.
(e) Sarah F. Branson.
(f) Laura Branson.
All born in Coatesville, Pa.
Francis G. Parke m. 2d June 7, 1859, Mary E. Kerr.
Two children :
h Andrew K. Parke, b. May 12, 1863 ; resides at Oak
c Francis Parke, b. Aug. 26, 1866; office manager of
the Miller Paper Company, of Downingtown, Pa. ; m. Jan.
30, 1901, Harriet Longley.
c General, John Grubb Parke, b. Sept. 22, 1827; d. Dec.
16, 1900, was a soldier and civil engineer. He graduated at
the United States Military Academy, West Point, July 1,
1849, and was assigned to the topographical engineers as
brevet second lieutenant, and afterwards promoted to a cap-
taincy. On Nov. 23, 1861, he was commissioned brigadier-
general of volunteers and was assigned to the command of a
brigade in General Bumside's expedition to North Carolina,
1861-1862. He was in command at the capture of Fort
Macon and received the brevet of lieutenant-colonel April
26, 1862, for his services. He was promoted to major-gen-
eral of volunteers July 18, 1862. In the Maryland cam-
paign of the Army of the Potomac he served as chief of staff
of the Ninth Corps, being engaged in the battles of South
Mountain Sept. 14, and Antietam Sept. 17, 1862, and in the
pursuit of the Confederates to Warrenton, Va. When Gen.
Burnside succeeded to the command of Army of the Poto-
mac, Gen. Parke was retained as his chief of staff and took
part in the battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862. He was
in command of the Ninth Corps on the march to Vicksburg
and was present at the surrender of that place July 4, 1863.
He was engaged in all the operations of the Tennessee cam-
paign, including the siege of Knoxville, and in the Rich-
mond campaign of 1864 he participated in the battles of the
Wilderness and Spottsylvania in command of a division. He
was again in command of the Ninth Corps before Peters-
burg, and in all the subsequent operations of the Army of
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 57
the Potomac, up to and including the surrender of General
Lee at Appomatox. He received the brevet of colonel for
gallant conduct at the capture of Jackson, Miss., and was
promoted majpr in the corps of engineers June 17, 1864. On
March 13, 1865, he received the brevet of brigadier-general
of the United States Army for his successful repulse of
the attack on Fort Stedman, Virginia. He became lieuten-
ant-colonel of the corps of engineers March 4, 1879, and
colonel March 17, 1884. He was superintendent of the Mili-
tary Academy at West Point 1887-1889, and was retired
July 2, 1889, at his own request. General Parke died in
Washington, D. C., Dec. 16, 1900. He married June 5, 1867,
Ellen Palmer, widow of Colonel Palmer (a topographical en-
gineer who died in 1862) and daughter of George Blight, of
Philadelphia, born Nov. 12, 1827, and died July 15, 1903.
They had one daughter, Emily Blight Parke, b. Dec. 18,
1868 ; m. Oct. 26, 1897, Gracie K. Richards, and d. Aug. 11,
1899, leaving no surviving child. General Parke's family
resided in Washington, D. C.
d Thomas Harte Parke, b. Nov. 30, 1829; d. May 13,
1876 ; m. Anna Maria Torbert. They had six children :
a Francis Torbert Parke, b. Oct. 18, 1855 ; d. May 31,
b Louis Hart Parke, b. June 22, 1858 ; m. Nov. 13, 1884,
Eliza Graham McBride, of Philadelphia. Five children:
(a) James McBride Parke, b. Oct. 1, 1885 ; d. Oct. 5,
(b) Mary Dorothy Parke, b. March 5, 1887 ; d. Aug. 2,
(c) Louis Torbert Parke, b. Sept. 3, 1888 ; m. Elinor
Dodsworth Parke, of Summit, N. Y. One child :
John Dodsworth Parke, b. Feb. 28, 1913.
(d) Charlotte Parke, b. July 8, 1891.
(e) Annette Parke, b. June 5, 1897.
c Sarah Gardner Parke, b. Oct. 21, 1859 ; d. March 23,
d Nettie Parke, of Farmington, Connecticut.
e John Grubb Parke, b. June 27, 1866 ; of Monessen,
Pa.; m. Ella E. Frantz. Have one child:
(a) Frantz Torbert Parke, b. 1906.
f Annie T. Parke, b. May 12, 1869 ; d. June 19, 1879.
e Mary Hart Parke, b. May 17, 1833 ; d. Dec. 12, 1901 ;
58 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
m. Benjamin I. V. Miller, Oct. 17, 1855, who died in May
1875. They had four children:
a Guyon Miller, b. Sept. 19, 1856 ; m. Annie G. Tutton
Oct. 9, 1879, who died Sept. 28, 1903. No children. Alex-
ander P. Tutton, whose term under President Grant, of col-
lector of the port of Philadelphia had just expired, organ-
ized with the assistance of his son-in-law in 1881 under the
firm name of Guyon Miller & Co., the Downingtown Manu-
facturing Company for the manufacture of paper mill ma-
chinery. This company makes all kinds of paper mill ma-
chinery, and of such superior quality that they receive or-
ders from all parts of the United States and Canada. Their
extensive plant is situated on Washington avenue and they
employ a regular force of about fifty hands.
b Frank P. Miller, b. Jan. 25, 1859 ; m. Sallie R. Mc-
Ilvain Dec. 6, 1883. One child:
(a) Anna Mcllvain Miller, b. Dec. 6, 1887.
Mr. Miller, in 1891, organized and had incorporated the
Frank P. Miller Paper Co. which had been in existence since
1881. Since incorporation the capacity of the mill has been
increased until it is now the largest of its kind in the United
States, and they are building a $300,000 stone addition to
their mill, on the opposite side of the road, on Brandywine
Avenue. The increased demand for their product will nec-
essitate doing this at once, and other kinds of paper and
paper boards will be manufactured.
c Sarah G. Parke Miller, b. Feb. 24, 1866.
d Joseph G. Parke Miller, died in January, 1844, in in-
All the children of B. I. V. and Mary Hart Miller have
always resided in Downingtown, Pa.
D Hon. Robert Parke, b. Oct. 26, 1799, d. May 20, 1883,
was the fourth of the six sons of John G. and Jane Gardner
Parke. Few men were as successful in business transac-
tions as Judge Parke. By his good business tact he became
for his day one of the wealthiest men in western Chester
County. He was a member of the Legislature in 1843-45 ;
was an associate judge of Chester Co. by appointment of
Governor Pollock to fill an unexpired term in 1856, and was
afterwards elected by the people for the full term of five
years from December, 1858, to December, 186 B. He was one
of the organizers of the Parkesburg Bank in 1869 ; its first
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 59
president for a term of four years, and ever afterward, until
his decease, a director of the bank. Judge Parke was a man
of kindly, genial, friendly disposition, a liberal contributor
to his church and all good enterprises. He died possessed
of the wealth and honors of this life like a shock of corn,
fully ripe, in his 84th year. He never married.
E John Parke, b. March 9, 1802 ; d. April 6, 1865. Un-
F David Parke, b. April 22, 1807 ; d. March 11, 1888 ;
resided in the homestead mansion in Parkesburg, Pa., where
his father, John G. Parke, lived and died. Hie was a farmer,
possessed of over 375 acres of land. He married Mary
Brandt, b. Aug. 31, 1819; d. July 2, 1906. Eight children:
a Col. John B. Parke, b. Oct. 22, 1839 ; d. Dec. 29, 1894.
He was lieutenant-colonel of the Second Infantry, U. S.
Army; m. Annette Lumbert. Two children:
a Louraine Parke, b. 1867 ; d. 1912 ; m. Nancy Lybby,
of Salt Lake City, Utah. One child :
(a) David Parke, resides in the State of Nevada. Un-
b William McCook Parke, b. March 27, 1869 ; d. Aug.
b Joseph G. Parke, b. 1840; civil engineer; resides in
Mexico ; m. Bessie Rousseau. One child :
a Mary Brandt Parke. Resides in Washington, D. C.
c Mary Jane Parke, b. Sept. 7, 1842 ; d. Sept. 3, 1843.
d Sallie Frances Parke, b. 1844; m. Nov. 21, 1867, John
D. Wilson, b. March 2, 1836 ; d. in 1909. One child :
a Douglass Wilson, b. March 17, 1881; civil engineer;
m. Alice M. Houghton Noch ; resides in Portland, Oregon.
e Emma Elizabeth Parke, b. 1846; m. J. Glen Fisler; b.
Sept. 25, 1849 ; reside in Brooklyn, N. Y. Two children :
a Glen Parke Fisler, b. July 14, 1890.
b Helen Vernon Fisler, b. April 30, 1892.
f Isabella Parke, b. 1848; m. Samuel J. Torbert; b.
1840 ; d. March 3, 1880. Three children :
a Robert Parke Torbert, m. 1st Oct. 20, 1907, Margar-
C. Power, of Alexandria, Va., who died Jan. 15, 1914. One
(a) Marian Isabella Torbert, b. May 28, 1911 ; m. 2nd
60 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
Blanche Irving Howdershell, of Washington, D. C, June 29,
b Warwick Miller Torbert, b. March 19, 1879, in Port-
land, Pa. ; clerk in War Department.
b Mazie Torbert, d. in 1900; m. Anthony Tissowsky.
Two children :
(a) Antoinette Tissowsky.
(b) Isabella Tissowsky. All Isabelle Torbert's family
reside in Washington, D. C.
g Robert Parke, b. 1852; m. Mary Armstrong. Two
a Bessie J. Parke, b. 1878.
b Mabel Parke, b. 1882. All reside in New York City,
h Samuel D. Parke, b. July 14, 1850; d. Oct. 30, 1918;
m. in 1874, Mary C. Miller, a daughter of John P. Miller, of
one of the oldest families of Reading, Pa. Three children :
a Catherine L. Parke, b. 1882.
b M. Elizabeth Parke, b. 1884.
c Eleanor Parke, b. 1887. All reside in Parkesburg,
B Joseph Parke, b. May 1, 1763, d. Dec. 1, 1802; son of
Joseph Parke, Esq., and Ann Grubb Parke; m. in December,
1794, Jane Parke, b. in 1765. She was a daughter of Arthur
Parke, 2d. They had three children :
A Nathaniel G. Parke, Joseph Parke, both of Nash-
ville, Tenn., and John Parke.
C Kezia Parke, b. Jan. 24, 1767 ; d. July 21, 1842; m., in
1786, Colonel Joseph McClellan, b. April 28, 1747 ; d. Oct. 14,
Colonel McCellan was bom in Middleton Township,
Delaware County, Pa., the oldest of eight children of James,
d. in February, 1793, and Martha McClellan, d. in November,
1793, who removed to Sadsbury Township, Chester County,
about 1770. ^ Joseph McClellan, inspired by an appeal of
Rev. William Foster, then the pastor of Upper Octoraro
Church, to the members of his church on their duty to enlist
in the service of their country, delivered in the beginning of
the year 1776, resolved to accept the advice. By the influ-
ence of friends he secured a lieutenancy in a company in
command of Abraham Marshall, and on July 15, 1776, he
was appointed a captain in the battalion commanded by Col.
Samuel Atlee. He was afterwards transferred to the Ninth
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 61
Regiment of the Pennsylvania line, to serve during the war.
From the time of his enlistment until his resignation March
22, 1781, he was generally with the main army in New York,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. He was
in the battles of Long Isand, Brandywine and Monmouth. He
was a man remarkably steady and temperate, a strict dis-
ciplinarian, and reliable in the performance of every duty.
In 1784 Col. Joseph McClellan was elected a commissioner of
Chester County. In 1786 he married Kezia, daughter of Jo-
seph Parke, Esq. In August, 1790, he was elected lieutenant
of Chester County, with the rank of colonel. In 1792 he was
elected sheriff and in 1794, upon the outbreak of the Whisky
Rebellion in western Pennsylvania, he promptly raised a
volunteer troop of cavalry and led them to headquarters,
ready for action. In 1797 Col. McClellan was elected a mem-
ber of the State Senate and in 1814, on the establishment of
the Bank of Chester County, he was elected its first presi-
dent. Upon the visit of General Lafayette to the United
States in 1824-1825, Col. McClellan was appointed chairman
of a large committee to invite the nation's guest to visit the
battle ground of the Brandywine.
In the Court House, in West Chester, he welcomed the dis-
tinguished veteran with these words: "General Lafayette,
it affords us supreme pleasure that we have been chosen by
our fellow citizens to greet you upon your visit to the scenes
of your youthful gallantry on the banks of the Brandywine,
and bid you a sincere and cordial welcome to the bosom of
our country. Language indeed can but feebly portray the
joyous and grateful emotions with which we behold amongst
us, after a lapse of eight and forty years, the illus-
trious friend of human rights, who relinquished the endear-
ments of bis own domestic circle in a distant land to aid the
fathers of our country in their struggle for independence,
and who, on this ground, sealed with his blood his devotion
to the cause of American liberty. In you, sir, we recognize
with the profoundest respect and veneration the early, dis-
interested and steadfast champion of our Washington, our
Wayne and their gallant compatriots in arms — the youthful
volunteer who shared the toils of our fathers to secure the
blessings of republican freedom to our land, and who, by the
favor of Heaven, has been preserved to witness the happi-
ness and receive the benediction of their grateful offspring.''
62 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
This was the last appearance of Col. McClellan on a pub-
lic occasion. He died on his Brandywine farm Oct. 13, 1834,
after a short illness, in his eighty-eighth year. His body
was interred in his father's grave in Octoraro Cemetery.
Col. McClellan was a true soldier, a good citizen, a profess-
ing Christian and an upright man. On a stone at the head
of his grave in Octoraro Cemetery is this inscription : "Here
repose the remains of Joseph McClellan, born April 28, 1747,
died October 14, 1834. An approved officer of the Revolu-
tion. An estimable and highly esteemed citizen. A sin-
cere Christian. In life respected and venerated, in death
lamented. In commemoration of his many virtues and pub-
lic services this stone is erected by those who delight to
cherish his memory." There is also a memorial stone erect-
ed to his memory in the Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery,
where was fought the battle of Brandywine, in which he
took an active part. He was survived by his widow and two
children, with a number of descendants, "to cherish his
memory, to inherit his enviable reputation, and emulate his
noble example." The following were his four children :
A Ann McClellan, b. Aug. 25, 1787; d. Aug. 19, 1860; m.
Dec. 5, 1804, William Hemphill, b. Dec. 6, 1776, d. Oct. 2,
1817. The Hemphills are of Scotch-Irish descent, and lo-
cate their Irish home in County Derry, 25 miles northeast of
Londonderry, Ireland, from whence Alexander Hemphill, the
founder of the West Chester Hemphill family, with his two
sons, James and Joseph, and daughter, Mary, and her hus-
band, John Fox, came to Edgemont, Delaware County,
about 1740. Alexander afterward removed to his son,
James Hemphill, who had located in Goshen Township,
where the father died in 1768. James, his son, m. Dec. 26,
1750, Elizabeth Wills, b. Dec. 30, 1731, daughter of Thomas
and Ann Wills, of Middletown. James bought a farm of 175
acres in Goshen in 1758 and lived on it until his death in
1809. He served as a township officer in both Edgmont and
Goshen, and for 41 years was a trustee of the Middletown
Presbyterian Church. The children of James and Elizabeth
Wills Hemphill were James, Anna, Mary, Catherine, Eliza-
beth, Susannah, Peter, William and Alexander. William was
bom in Goshen Dec. 6, 1770, educated in the schools of West
Chester and Wilmington, and in October, 1794, he was ap-
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 63
prenticed to James Wilson, of Wilmington, to learn book-
binding. Two years afterward he returned home and com-
menced to study law in the office of his cousin, Joseph
Hemphill. In May, 1799, he was admitted to the Chester
County Bar, and in November, 1803, he was appointed the
deputy attoiTiey general for the county, which office he held
for five years. That he was one of the leaders of the bar is
attested by the records of the courts of Chester County, his
name appearing as counsel in almost one-third of the cases
tried from 1805 to the time of his death. That he was a
progressive citizen is shown not only by the fact that in
front of his residence on High Street — where the Chester
County Bank now stands — was laid the first brick pavement
in the town, but also by the fact that he was the most ener-
getic solicitor of funds and the largest contributor to the
West Chester Academy, the normal school of that day, 1832.
He was one of the organizers of the West Chester Fire Com-
pany in 1799, and was for several years its treasurer. He
was prominent in the councils of the Federal Party and in
1811 became the candidate of that party for state senator,
and though defeated by a small majority; he had the satis-
faction of running well ahead of his ticket. Ann (McClellan)
and William Hemphill had four children :
a James Alexander Hemphill, b. Oct. 5, 1805; d. Dec.
14, 1879. Unmarried.
b Joseph Hemphill, b. Dec. 7, 1807 ; d. Feb. 11, 1870 ; m.
Nov. 22, 1841, Catherine Elizabeth Dallett, of Philadelphia,
Pa., b. Feb. 14, 1811 ; d. May 13, 1878.
Joseph Hemphill, one of the foremost lawyers of his
day, was prepared for his legal profession under the instruc-
tion of his brother-in-law, Hon. Thomas S. Bell. He was
admitted to the bar in 1829 and engaged in active practice
until his death, Feb. 11, 1870. He was devoted to his pro-
fession and brought to it talents of the first order. He
served as deputy attorney general for Chester County from
1839 to 1845, and declined a re-appointment. In 1861 he
was the Democratic nominee for the president judgeship of
the Chester and Delaware County Judicial District, but was
defeated by the Republican candidate. His death occasion-
ed wide spread regret, and on the day of his funeral mem-
bers of the local bar testified to their admiration for his
character by the adoption of the following resolution, offer-
ed by Alfred P. Reid, Esq.: "That in the death of Joseph
64 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
Hemphill the bar has lost one whose ability, acquirements
and integrity adorned the profession ; that in his love for
and devotion to the law, in the scrupulous exactness and
cheerfulness with which he accepted all its conclusions, his
uniform courtesy apd fidelity to the bench and bar, his
brethren had an example which they cannot follow too close-
ly ; that his social qualities, urbanity and unselfish nature
marked the perfect gentleman in all the relations of life;
that in his death we all feel that we have lost a friend and
brother; that his enlarged views and the keen appreciation
of the character of the profession and his unwearying ef-
forts, both by precept and example, to keep it up to the
standard he had formed of it, have been felt in our midst,
where he had for forty-three years been actively engaged
in its duties."
Joseph Hemphill and Catherine Elizabeth Dallett had
seven children :
a Joseph Hemphill, b. Sept. 17, 1842; m. Feb. 28, 1867,
Eliza Ann Lytle, daughter of Colonel Edward H. Lytle, of
Blair County, Pa.
Joseph Hemphill, in 1860, entered his father's office as
a student of law, and on Oct. 31, 1864, having passed an ex-
cellent examination, he was admitted to the bar and soon
afterward went into partnership with his father, which last-
ed until his father's death. From that time, till his eleva-
tion to the ben'ch, he was a practicing attorney. He was
elected in 1872 to the constitutional convention, and his ser-
vices in that body, during that and the following year, were
both conspicuous and useful. His valuable services in
framing the State Constitution, his excellent judgment and
well-balanced legal mind, his high standing at the bar, and
his great personal popularity in the county, led the Demo-
cratic party, in 1889, to name him as its candidate for addi-
tional law judge, and in the fall of that year he was elected
by a majority of thirty-two votes in a district that had for
years been overwhelmingly Republican. Judge Hemphill
took his seat Jan. 6, 1890, and in June, 1897, upon the death
of Judge Wadell, he became president judge of the courts of
Chester County. Upon the expiration of his term in 1899
he was nominated by the Democratic party for re-election,
and was indorsed by every party in the county with a ticket
in the field. In 1909, although opposed by a popular and
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 65
energetic Republican candidate, he won without difficulty
his third term, making an aggregate of twenty-five years
and three months' service as judge and eighteen years as
president judge. On account of his impaired health he re-
signed the judgeship Mar. 27, 1915, and died Oct. 29, 1916.
Judge Joseph and Eliza Ann Lytle Hemphill had four chil-
(a) Lily Hemphill.
(b) Dr. Joseph Hemphill, b. Dec. 11, 1869; m. Oct. 7,
1902, Ada Westlake Cornwell, daughter of Robert Cornwell,
(c) Edward Hemphill, who died in infancy.
(d) William Lytle Hemphill ; d. Dec. 26, 1918, in his
b Ella Hemphill, daughter of Joseph and Catherine
Dallett Hemphill, m. John Dallett, of Orange, N. J.
c Elijah Dallett Hemphill, b. June 30, 1845; of West
Chester, Pa. ; m. Nov. 22, 1871, Rebecca Mickle, b. Oct. 10,
1848; of Camden, N. J. Nine children:
(a) Rebecca Hemphill.
(b) Clara Hemphill.
(c) Elijah Dallett Hemphill, b. April 19, 1877 ; m. June
17, 1902, Florence Thomas, of Devon, Pa. One child:
Marion Dallett Hemphill.
(d) Elizabeth Hemphill ; died in infancy.
(e) Catherine Hemphill, died in infancy.
(f) Marjorie Hemphill.
(g) James Mitchell Hemphill, of Baltimore, Maryland ;
m. Oct. 17, 1904, Charlotte Donaldson.
(h) Isaac Mickle Hemphill.
(i) John Mickle Hemphill, Esq., m. Annie Price, Aug.
11, 1917, at Whitford, Pa.
d Anna Hemphill, m. Louis Vicomte d'Hendrecourt, of
e Catherine Dallett Hemphill, m. John S. Wilson ; re-
side in Baltimore, Md.
f William Hemphill, b. Dec. 23, 1851 ; d. Sept. 21, 1895;
m. April 27, 1875, Mary Sharp Halloway. Two children:
(a) Dorothy Hemphill.
(b) Mary Hemphill.
g Wilmer Worthington Hemphill, b. May 20, 1853 ; d.
July 10, 1853.
c Elizabeth McClellan Hemphill, b. 1810; d. May 10.
G6 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
1875 ; m. Dr. Wilmer Worthington, Sept. 28, 1826 ; b. Jan.
22, 1804 ; d. Sept. 11,1873.
Chester County history contains no more highly honor-
ed name than that of Wilmer Worthington as physician,
philanthropi.^t, and statesman. It is to be said of him that
he was a model physician, skillful, benevolent and sympa-
thetic. Devoted to his patients, regardless of personal dis-
comfort, he responded with alacrity to whatever call with-
out regard to compensation. For three years, 1839-1841,
he was physician at the Lazaretto. He was founder of the
Chester County Medical Society. Prime mover in the or-
ganization of the State Medical Society, of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Worthington was one of the editors of the Medical Re-
porter, was a director of the Bank of Chester County, of the
West Chester and Philadelphia Railway Company, and pres-
ident of the Board of Managers of Oakland Cemetery. He
was elected, in 1833, to the Lower House of the State Legis-
lature. In 1863 he was electd to the State Senate, and was
re-elected in 1866. He was speaker in 1869. While serv-
ing as senator. Dr. Worthington was chairman of a senate
committee appointed to visit the charitable and penal insti-
tutions of the state, and to inquire into the expediency of
appointing a board of public charities. The report made by
the committee was so clear and convincing that the board
was appointed the following year (1870) and Dr. Worthing-
ton was appointed a member and soon afterwards was made
general agent and secretary of the body. During the first
year of his service in that capacity he traveled more than
eleven thousand miles, and his report at the end of the year
was a remarkably clear and comprehensive account of a ma-
jority of the prisons and almshouses of the State of Penn-
sylvania. Dr. Worthington and Elizabeth Hemphill had
eight chiTdren :
a Dr. William Hemphill Worthington, Jr., d. 1865 ; was
an army surgeon during the late Civil War ; m. Phoebe
b Ann Jane Worthington; m. 1st Henry B. Pepper, of
Philadelphia. One child :
(a) Henry B. Pepper, Jr. ; deceased.
m. 2nd Elijah J. Dallett, of Philadelphia.
c Amos Edward Worthington, d. in early life.
d Emily Elizabeth Worthington, m. Charles A. Wood,
of Pittsbrugh, Pa.
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 67
e Antoinette Bolmar Worthington, d. in early life,
f Malinda Marshall Worthington, m. Abner Hoopes, of
West Chester, Pa. Two children :
(a) Sarah Andrews Hoopes, m. Lewis C. Baker, Jr., of
(b) Wilmer Worthington Hoopes, m. Martha Lippin-
g Kate Dallett Worthington, m. Thomas Marshall,
president of the National Bank, of Chester County, Pa. No
h Caspar Pennock W^orthington.
d Kezia Ann Hemphill, b. Aug. 27, 1812 ; d. Sept. 23,
1859 ; m. in 1830, Hon. Thomas S. Bell, of West Chester, b.
Oct. 22, 1800 ; d. June 6, 1861.
Thomas S. Bell, a distinguished jurist and lawyer, was
bom in Philadelphia, Oct. 22, 1800. He came to West Ches-
ter as a stranger, but soon came to be known as a capable
lawyer and made rapid advancement in his profession and in
public life. He was deputy attorney general for Chester
County, 1823-1828 ; a member of the constitutional conven-
tion from the senatorial district of Chester and Montgom-
ery Counties in 1837, and was re-elected to the State Senate
in 1838, but was denied his seat on account of alleged errors
in the election returns. In 1829 he was a member of the
board of visitors to the West Point Military Academy. In
1839 he was appointed to succeed Judge Darlington as pres-
ident judge of the Chester and Delaware Judicial District
and served until 1846. He was appointed an associate jus-
tice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in 1846 and
served with ability and efficiency until December 1, 1851,
when the tenure of office was changed by a new constitu-
tional provision. In 1855 he became president judge of the
judicial district comprising the counties of Wayne, Pike,
Carbon and Monroe, and was a senator from Chester and
Delaware Counties from 1858 to 1860. Judge Bell was twice
married ; first to Caroline, a daughter of Judge Darlington,
and second to Kezia, a daughter of William Hemphill. He
had five children by his last marriage :
a Captain William Hemphill Bell, who was a graduate
of West Point and an officer in the United States Army.
b Colonel Joseph McClellan Bell, b. Nov. 21, 1836, in
West Chester, Pa. In 1857 he crossed the plains to the then
outpost territory of New Mexico as first assistant to Cap-
C8 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
tain Edward Beale, chief engineer in charge of the expedi-
tion whose object was for the purpose of surveying the 35th
parallel of latitude west from the Rio Grande to the Pacific
Ocean. In December, 1861, in the beginning of the Civil
War, he was commissioned first lieutenant under Colonel El
R. S. Canby and assigned to the command of Company I,
Third United States Cavalry. The company saw its initial
fight at Val Verde, New Mexico., April 1, 1862, and lost all
its officers in this engagement except Col. Bell, who was
wounded in the leg and chest. He served with the Army of
Virginia under General Pope, taking part in the battle of
Cedar Mountain, Sulphur Springs, Chantilly, Second Bull
Run, and other engagements. He became adjutant gener-
al of the Military Division of the Missouri under General
Pope. He married in January, 1866, Harriet McClure, of
Milwaukee, Wis., at which event, declining a commission in
the Regular Army, he resigned from the army in November,
1866, and embarked in the grain business in Milwaukee. Col.
Bell was a man of great energy and activity and much moral
courage. He was a social favorite of all who had the previ-
lege of his more intimate acquaintance and his friends were
found amongst all classes. Col. Bell died in March, 1895,
survived by his wife and eight children :
c Colonel Thomas S. Bell, who, as lieutenant colonel,
fell on the bloody field of Antietam, was born May 12, 1838,
and killed Sept. 17, 1862. These sons of Judge Bell were
distinguished officers in the United States Army.
d Ann Rosalie Bell, m. Harry Clifford Hemphill; b.
Aug. 25, 1837 ; d. Nov. 3, 1903. Six children :
(a) Martha Bryan Hemphill, m. William A. L. Ingram,
of West Chester, Pa.
(b) Ann Bell Hemphill, m. Henry Speakman, of Ber-
(c) Robert Coleman Hemphill.
(d) Ethel Hemphill, m. Clarence Cunningham, of
West Chester, Pa.
(e) Caroline Hemphill.
(f) Roscoe Hemphill.
e Caroline Bell, wife of Dr. William Goodell, of Phila-
delphia, who was for many years physician of the Preston
Home and one of the foremost gynecologists in the United
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 69
B Col. Joseph and Kezia McClellan had a daughter,
Martha, who married Isaac Rodgers. They had two chil-
a Mary Ann McGraw. b Joseph M. Rodgers.
C Joseph Parke McClellan, d. Feb. 26, 1851, in his 56th
year; m. 1st Miss Whelin; m. 2nd Mary Ellis Miller, b. June
19, 1795 ; d. Sept. 6, 1854. Six children :
a James D. McClellan ; hotel man, who had a widely ex-
tended reputation as one of the most popular of Pennsylva-
nia caterers. He married Elizabeth Litzenberg. Eleven
a James L. McClellan.
b Jennie McClellan.
c Chrissie McClellan, West Chester, Pa.
d Sarah Kezia McClellan, m. David Ruth, of Malvern,
Pa. Three children:
(a) Bessie Ruth.
(b) Mary Jane Ruth.
(c) James D. McClellan Ruth, Chestnut Hill, Pa.
e Ellie McClellan.
f Mary McClellan.
g Joseph McClellan.
h Henry Parke McClellan.
i Martha Ann McClellan, m. J. W. Friend, of Pitts-
burgh, Pa. Four children :
(a Charles Wood Friend.
(b) Theodore Wood Friend.
(c) Elizabeth McClellan Friend.
(d) Rebecca Jane Friend.
.1 Ann Hemphill McClellan, m. Harry J. Friend.
k Elizabeth Litzenberg McClellan, m. J. W. Bitz.
b Francis Ellis McClellan. Unmarried.
c Martha Ann McClellan, m. James Jones. One child:
a Henry C. Jones.
d Joseph Findley McClellan, m. Mary W. Boyer. Four
a Emma McClellan, m. James P. Power, of Brownsville,
Pa. One child:
(a) Elsie McClellan Power.
b Susan McClellan, m. Christian Oberholt, of Scottdale,
Pa. One child:
70 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
(a) Ernest McClellan Oberholt.
c Joseph McClellan, m. Ada West.
d Ellis McClellan, of New York City.
e Robert Miller McClellan, m. Ella Hildrup. Three
a William H. McClellan.
b Harriet McClellan.
c Ella McClellan.
f Henry Parke McClellan, d. April 18, 1914.
D Elizabeth McClellan, daughter of Col. Joseph and
Kezia McClellan, d. in infancy November, 1796.
^ Joseph Parke, Esq., widower, m. 2nd Ann Maxwell;
d. Oct. 3, 1821, in her 67th year. They had eight children:
D Colonel James Parke, d. May 15, 1862, in his 86th
year; brigade major in the War of 1812; m. March, 1806,
Mary Clingan ; d. Sept. 27, 1874, aged 88 years and two
months ; born July 27, 1786. Five children :
A William Clingan Parke, d. Aug. 17, 1872, in his 66th
year ; unmarried ; he was a veteran of the Mexican and Civil
B Margaretta Parke, b. Nov. 28, 1808 ; d. Aug. 28,
1858; m. Oct. 12, 1837, George Fleming, Sr., b. March 12,
1806 ; d. Feb. 16, 1870.
William Fleming, the earliest member of this branch
of the Fleming family in Chester County, was a native of
Greenock, Scotland. Tradition is sponsor for the story that
he had an uncle who, in the latter part of the seventeenth
century, sailed as master of a ship from Greenock to the
Eastern Shore of Maryland for tobacco and wheat and that
William was induced to accompany his uncle on one of his
voyages. When they arrived in the Chesapeake Bay it was
harvest time and he went on shore, by the advice of his un-
cle to help farmers as it would take some time before their
ship would be ready to make the return voyage. While thute
employed the ship sailed without him, and he then learned
that his uncle had indentured him as a servant to a farmer.
William served his time out and then made his way to the
settlements on the Delaware. Here he resided with an Eng-
lishman, Richard Moore, in Concord Township, now Dela-
ware County, and married Mary, one of his daughters. In
1714 he removed with his family, consisting of his wife and
eight children, John, William, Henry, George, James, Pet-
er, Mary and Susanna, and settled in what is now the city of
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
Coatesville, Pa. He built himself a home where is now lo-
cated the Huston Brothers' iron mill. William Fleming died
before A^SS. Janies Fleming, the fifth son, was eleven
moved to Coatesville; he died May 3rd,
lohn Fleming, born 1731, died Septem-
n Fleming, known in after life as John
on a farm west of Coatesville city,
ii'ge stone house. This house is now
by the family of the late Richard
•ff icer in the Provincial service, a mem-
citutional convention of 1776 to frame
insylvania, and in 1778 he was one of
om Chester County to the General As-
of the patentees of the land belonging
Church, of which he was a ruling
ears, from 1762. John Fleming, Sr.,
ling, Jr., who was a wagon master in
Revolutionary War, and was present
idywine. John Fleming, Jr., married
ymaker, who died April 5, 1797, in her
-y three children: Mary, who married
'arke, Esq. ; Elizabeth, b. April 12,
; m. Dr. William F. Mitchell, b. June
326 ; and Henry Fleming, Esq., who
3. John Fleming m. 2nd Mrs. Eliza-
n. widow of Adam Cowan. They had
Fleming and Eveline Fleming, who
iner, of Oxford, Pa. George Fleming
rkis, March 20, 1828, and had two chil-
ming and Sarah E., who married
jeorge Fleming married 2nd a Miss
argaretta Parke, who had four chil-
2 tall or
4 small cans
, 14-oz hot
. 28-oz jar
and grapefruit juice.
l | ,. f. » ^ - !. »■ ■ * t ■- LB^^^-'-'-S-'
Fleming, b. Sept. 7, 1838, m. Mary
:>f Judge Henderson, of Williamson
« Fleming, b. April 23, 1840 ; m. Het-
'9 Oxford Street, Philadelphia,
c iNanna Mary i^ieming, b. Oct. 12, 1848; d. February
1910 ; m. Albert Repp. No children.
d George Fleming, b. Aug. 13, 1851 ; m. Anna R. Hend-
erson ; reside at Elverson, Pa. Five children :
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
(a) Ernest McClellan Oberholt.
c Joseph McClellan, m. Ada West,
d Ellis McClellan, of New York City.
c Ella ]\
d. Oct. 3, 18^
months ; bor
year ; unmar
1858; m. Oc
1806 ;d. Feb
of the Flem
he had an ui
cle to help i
ship would ■
that his un
HOTICE— To DEBORAH PARKE. JOSEPH
PABKE. CHARITY. SAMUEL, ABIAH.
Jonathan, mary and Elizabeth
COPE children of Deborah Cope; ABIAH
PARKE. JOSEPH. JONATHAN AND MAR- , q. .
THA WEBB, children of Rebecca Webb. t£»-L'±.
lTdSS['i.l&r^o''iiT.£fS:± Joseph and
Executors of Abiah Parke: JACOB E. rgg
PARKE and THOMAS PARKE. Execu- ^
tors of Thomas A. Parke, their heirs. ^ Ann MaXWell ;
Sns°"* '""'"'''''''^"^ ^"""'"' '"'/ eight children:
Take notice: You are hereby__ notl-Jgg^ jn his 86th
years and two
fled t\at the Orphans' Court of Chester
county has awarded an alias citationjj.^
commanding you to appear before saidr
Court on the 21th day of September.
1948. at 10 a. m.. D. S. T. to show ^
cause whv certain premises situate atl .
226 Brandywine avenue. Downlngtown.
Pennsylvania, particularly described
the petition of Ellis B. Myers and Mar- /r-- j n;^]
garct C. Myers, duly filed in said Court J-CAlCdll dllU »^1V11
should not be released from the follow-
ing charges and legacies: ^ ^ > j a oo
1. Charges created in the Orphans J j (}. Aug. 28,
Court proceeding in the estate of Jona-
than Parke, who died on or about 1767, ,,
in favor of the children of the said Jon-
athan Parke and his widow, Deborah
" ^Charge in the amount of 20 pounds' Ot thlS branCh
per acre, created in the will of Ablah wqg q TiativP of
Parke, dated March 31. 1800. . ^° xicvuvc ui^
3. Charge In the amount of $4000 cre-or the StOry that
• ted in the will of Thomas A. Parke.', , .,
dated January 31. 1837. ;he Seventeenth
That the said Court has fixed Septem-^. t^ j. j.-.
ber 27th. 1948, at 10 a. m., D. S. T.. asjeenOCK 10 infi
a time for parties in interest to appear UttV, oof onrl fhQ +
In Court to show cause why the land de- WHeai anO tHat
scribed in said petition should not bej r)-n f)r\o of
discharged from the lien of said charges. , 1~ _
Theodore O. Rogers, Attorney for Pe-jeake Bay it WaS
titiontrf. , . _£. 1 •
■ — idvice of his un-
Use the Classified Ad Columns
for Quick Results
'.me before their
age. While thute
le then learned
ant to a farmer,
his way to the
id with an Eng-
ip, now Dela-
ware County, aim iiiarnea Mary, one or nis daughters. In
1714 he removed with his family, consisting of his wife and
eight children, John, William, Henry, George, James, Pet-
er, Mary and Susanna, and settled in what is now the city of
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 71
Coatesville, Pa. He built himself a home where is now lo-
cated the Huston Brothers' iron mill. William Fleming died
before 1733. James Fleming, the fifth son, was eleven
years old when they moved to Coatesville; he died May 3rd,
1767, leaving a son, John Fleming, born 1731, died Septem-
ber, 1814. This John Fleming, known in after life as John
Fleming, Sr., resided on a farm west of Coatesville city,
where he erected a large stone house. This house is now
owned and occupied by the family of the late Richard
Strode. He was an officer in the Provincial service, a mem-
ber of the State constitutional convention of 1776 to frame
a constitution for Pennsylvania, and in 1778 he was one of
the representatives from Chester County to the General As-
sembly. He was one of the patentees of the land belonging
to the Upper Octoraro Church, of which he was a ruling
elder for fifty-two years, from 1762. John Fleming, Sr.,
had a son, John Fleming, Jr., who was a wagon master in
the army during the Revolutionary War, and was present
at the battle of Brandywine. John Fleming, Jr., married
twice ; first Mary Slaymaker, who died April 5, 1797, in her
40th year, survived by three children: Mary, who married
George Washington Parke, Esq. ; Elizabeth, b. April 12,
1793, d. Dec. 22, 1860 ; m. Dr. William F. Mitchell, b. June
25, 1779 ; d. Sept. 6, 1826 ; and Henry Fleming, Esq., who
married Letitia Parke. John Fleming m. 2nd Mrs. Eliza-
beth Witherow Cowan, widow of Adam Cowan. They had
two children : George Fleming and Eveline Fleming, who
married Thomas Gardner, of Oxford, Pa. George Fleming
married 1st, Sarah Perkis, March 20, 1828, and had two chil-
dren : Dr. John D. Fleming and Sarah E., who married
Francis G. Parke. George Fleming married 2nd a Miss
Henderson and 3rd Margaretta Parke, who had four chil-
a Dr. William P. Fleming, b. Sept. 7, 1838, m. Mary
Henderson, daughter of Judge Henderson, of Williamson
County, Texas. No children.
b Henry Harrison Fleming, b. April 23, 1840 ; m. Het-
tie Helling; reside 1719 Oxford Street, Philadelphia.
c Nanna Mary Fleming, b. Oct. 12, 1848 ; d. February
1910 ; m. Albert Repp. No children.
d George Fleming, b. Aug. 13, 1851 ; m. Anna R. Hend-
erson : reside at Elverson, Pa. Five children :
72 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
a William Henderson Fleming, b. Aug. 30, 1877 ; m.
Anna Keenan ; reside at Glen Moore, Pa.
b Mary Blanche Fleming, b. March 1, 1880; m. Eugene
c Clara Margaretta Fleming, b. Jan. 24, 1883 ; resides
in New York City ; professional nurse.
d Sarah E. Fleming, b. Jan. 1, 1886; m. Clarence M.
e George Parke Fleming, b. May 14, 1899 ; of Elverson,
Pa.; m. June 2, 1917, Clara McCord, of near the same place;
daughter of Hervey McCord.
C Kezia Parke, b. Oct. 28, 1810; d. July 2, 1885; m.
March 19, 1833, Hon. John B. Rutherford, b. Nov. 28, 1805;
d. Oct. 10, 1892. They had nine children, all born in or
near Paxtang, Pa., and all have attended the Paxtang Pres-
byterian Church. The original home of the Rutherfords
was Jedburgh, Scotland, where many of the name still re-
side. A representative of this family took up his residence
in County Tyrone, Ireland, about the year 1689. The immi-
grant to America about 1728 or 1729 was Thomas Ruther-
ford, a son of this representative. Thomas, soon after his
arrival here, married the Scotch lassie for whom he had for-
saken the home of his nativity, named Jean Murdock, born
April 5, 1712. The Murdocks and Thomas resided in the
vicinity of the Donegal Presbyterian Church, in Lancaster.
County, Pa., until 1744, when they removed to Derry Town-
ship, Dauphin County, Pa., where they resided until 1755,
at which date they purchased and moved to the property or
farm situate at what is now Paxtang Station, Swatara
Township, Dauphin County, Pa., three miles east of Harris-
burg, Pa. John Brisbin Rutherford was a great-grandson
of Thomas and Jean through their son, John, and grandson,
Samuel Rutherford. Here are the nine children of Hon.
John B. Rutherford and Kezia Parke :
a Samuel Rutherford, died in infancy.
b Mary Lucinda Rutherford, b. March 10, 1835 ; m.
Dec. 12, 1861, James McClure, who was b. March 8, 1824; d.
July 22, 1897. Six children, all born near Glen Moore,
Chester County, Pa.
a Margaret Moore McClure.
b Florence McClure.
c Jennie Rutherford McClure.
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 73
d Mary Parke McClure.
e Gertrude McClure.
f J. B. Rutherford McClure. All of Philadelphia, Pa.
c Eliza Jane Rutherford, b. May 8, 1837; m. Rev. Sam-
Rev. Samuel Dickey was the second son of Rev. Ebenez-
er Dickey, D. D., and was born at Oxford, Pa., April 17,
1818, and died Jan. 14, 1884. With the exception of his col-
lege and seminary years he spent all his life in his native
place, and at his decease was justly spoken of as the most
influntial citizen of the lower part of Chester County. He
was graduated from Lafayette College in 1837, having had
the advantage of residing while there with his uncle. Dr.
George Junkin, the public-spirited and energetic founder
and president of the college. Thence he proceeded to Prince-
ton Seminary, where he took a post-graduate as well as the
usual course. In 1841 he was licensed to preach by the
Presbytery of New Castle and was unanimously called to be
pastor of the Union Church, Colerain Township, Lancaster
County, about seven miles from Oxford. Here he labored
for nine years. Precious memories of his ministry survive
among the people of his charge which, however, he was sor-
rowfully compelled to resign on account of ill health. In
1858 Mr. Dickey found congenial work as president of the
Oxford National Bank. This office he held for nearly a
quarter of a century, during which time the directors, as
they said in their memorial minute "had the benefit of his
wise counsel, untiring energy and great personal influence,
whereby the bank has been safely guided through severe
pecuniary crises and firmly established in the confidence of
the business community." Mr. Dickey was, at the time of
his death, a director of the Baltimore Central line of rail-
ways, and was superintendent and treasurer of the Peach
Bottom railroad. He served for nine years as councilman of
Oxford Borough ; was trustee of Lincoln University and a
member of the executive committee, and at the time of his
death had been treasurer of the board for eighteen years,
giving to the institution besides his many contributions,
much valuable time, wise counsel, and gratuitous labor. Dr.
Dickey was twice married, 1st to Eugenie, daughter of Hen-
ry Cazier, of New Castle, Delaware County. She died in
1862, leaving two daughters, Mrs. Sarah E. Hopkins and
74 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
Mrs. Mary I. Price. His second marriage was in 1868 to
Jennie, daughter of Ex-Senator Captain John B. Ruther-
ford, of Harrisburg, Pa., by whom he had three children :
a Guy Rutherford Dickey, who died in infancy.
b Prof. Samuel Dickey, of McCormick Theological Sem-
inary, Chicago, 111. ; m. Louise R. Atherton, daughter of An-
nie Melanie and Thomas H. Atherton, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
They have two children :
(a) Parke A. Dickey.
(b) John Miller Dickey.
c Irvine R. Dickey, Esq., of Oxford, Pa. ; lawyer ; m.
Adelaide Jones; two children:
(a) Samuel Tyler Dickey.
(b) Irvine Rutherford Dickey.
d Adeline Margaret Rutherford, b. March 22, 1839;
m. William Franklin Rutherford. Three children:
a Richard Rutherford.
b Annie E. Rutherford ; m. S. R. Dickey.
c Jane Rutherford, m. Samuel Gray Boxham. Four
(a) Helen Rutherford Boxham.
(b) Esther Gray Boxham.
(c) Adeline Boxham.
(d) Franklin Boxham.
e Samuel Parke Rutherford, b. Sept. 18, 1841 ; d. May
9, 1912 ; m. Dec. 20, 1866, Elizabeth Bunn, b. Dec. 9, 1845, in
Rockville, Chester County, Pa. They had three children :
a Dr. Frank Parke Rutherford, b. Sept. 24, 1867 ; of 234
S. 44th street, Philadelphia ; m. Sept. 17, 1902, Emma B.
Ramsey, d. Jan. 29, 1918.
b Rev. John Marshall Rutherford, b. June 9, 1870; no^V
pastor of the Presbyterian Church, of Waynesboro, Pa. ; m.
July 19, 1906, Ethel A. Miller, b. April 1, 1886. Two chil-
(a) Elizabeth Miller Rutherford, b. June 11, 1908.
(b) John Marshall Rutherford, b. Feb. 2, 1910.
c John B. Rutherford, b. Jan. 3, 1873 ; of Philadelphia ;
banker; m. Oct. 22, 1913, Rachel Jones Riley.
f John Quincy Adams Rutherford, b. Nov. 9, 1843 ; m.
Dec. 12, 1868, Margaret B. Elder, b. Oct. 4, 1846. Nine chil-
a Howard Ainsworth Rutherford, b. Oct. 17, 1889 ; m.
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 75
b Ralph Brisbin Rutherford, b. March 26, 1872.
c Nancy Elder Rutherford, b. Aug. 2, 1873; d. Sept. 21,
d Virginia Eleanor Rutherford, b. Nov. 18, 1875; m.
Rev. D. F. Richards.
e Isabella Parke Rutherford, b. Sept. 17, 1877.
f John Q. A. Rutherford, Jr., b. July 26, 1879.
g Margaret Brown Rutherford, b. March 15, 1881.
h Mathew Robinson Rutherford, b. Aug. 23, 1883.
i Arthur Parke Rutherford, b. Sept. 28, 1889.
g Francis Wilson Rutherford, b. Dec. 4, 1845 ; m. Feb.
14, 1878, Eleanor Shearer Elder, b. April 3, 1850. Seven
a Joshua Elder Rutherford, b. Dec. 3, 1878 ; m. Mar-
b Thomas Murdock Rutherford, b. March 1, 1880 ; d.
Oct. 14, 1908.
c Norman Parke Rutherford, b. Jan. 14, 1882.
d Frank Wilson Rutherford, b. Nov. 16, 1886.
e Marian Gertrude Rutherford, b. Nov. 21, 1888 ; d.
Nov. 16, 1893.
f Samuel Bunn Rutherford, b. Oct. 21, 1890.
g Jean Matilda Rutherford, b. March 8, 1895.
h Kezia Virginia Rutherford, b. Nov. 9, 1847. Unmar-
i Marian Gertrude Rutherford, b. Feb. 10, 1850 ; m. S.
Ralston Dickey. Two children :
a Frances Ralston Dickey.
b John B. Rutherford Dickey; extension specialist in
soil fertility in the extension division of the New Jersey
State Agricultural College; graduated from Pennsylvania
State College in 1913.
D Nathaniel Irwin Parke, b. Feb. 28, 1813 ; d. Oct. 19,
E James M. Parke, d. May 16, 1848, in his 32nd year by
the accidental discharge of a cannon.
E Letitia Parke, b. 1778 ; d. Dec. 20, 1858 ; m. March
1806, Henry Fleming, Esq., b. 1783 ; d. 1865. Eight chil-
A Lucretia Fleming, m. William Whitehead, Esq., five
a Paul Whitehead, m. Mary J. Davis. One child.
76 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
a Ann Whitehead.
b Letitia Whitehead, m. Phineas Garrett.
c William H. Whitehead, of the Kittredge Building,
Denver, Colorado ; veteran of the 124th Regiment, Pennsyl-
vania Volunteers; m. Sarah J. Townsend. Three children:
a Henry T. Whitehead.
b Lucretia Whitehead.
c Josephine Whitehead.
d Mathew Whitehead ; m. Jennie M. Ford. Two chil-
a J. Letitia Whitehead.
b Ellen C. Whitehead.
e Mary F. Whitehead ; m. Barton B. Durnell. One
a Helen B. Durnell.
B Mary Ann Fleming.
C Caroline Fleming.
D Solon Fleming, m. 1st Jane Fisler ; 2nd Fidelia R.
Carver. No children.
E Henry Fleming, of Brooklyn, N. Y. ; b. April 11,
1812 ; d. March 31, 1900, leaving only the memory of a man
of true worth, an honest, kindly heart and upright life ; m.
1st, Garretson; m. 2nd Ann Williams. Seven
a Aurelia E. Fleming, m. Samuel Wright, of Sedalia,
b Fabius Fleming.
c Ella Fleming ; m. Thomas Priddy.
d Letitia Fleming.
e Bessie Fleming.
f Caroline Fleming.
g J. Bayard Fleming.
F Fabius Fleming, m. Mary Railsback. Two children:
a Henry L. Fleming.
b William Scotia Fleming.
G Marcellus Fleming, m. 1st Althea Flagler; 2nd Mar-
tha Hollenquest. One child :
a Kezia Fleming ; m. Richard Hayes. They have three
a Howard Hayes.
b Althea Hayes.
c Edward Hayes.
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 77
H Kezia Fleming.
Henry Fleming, Jr., in after life of West Chester, was a
son of John Fleming, Jr., and was born in Sadsbury Town-
ship. For many years he was acting magistrate, selected
by common consent, less for sought-for popularity than for
acknowledged private worth, strict integrity and inflexible
character. When a young man he was a volunteer in the
war with England in 1812-1814 ; was made captain of a com-
pany and marched to Canada with Gen. Brown ; was captur-
ed and taken to Qeubec where he remained a prisoner of war
for eighteen months. He was one of the founders of the
First Presbyterian Church, in West Chester, Pa., of which
he was a pillar.
There is a current tradition that William Parke, broth-
er of Arthur Parke, the founder of our branch of the Parke
family in this country, who remained in the old Ballybegley
home in 1720, in Ireland, had a great grandson, they called
liim here Irish- Johnny, who visited his kindred in this coun-
try about 1797. He became greatly infatuated with his
third cousin, Letitia Parke, afterwards the wife of Henry
Fleming, Esq. Rumor spread among Letitia's neighbors that
Johnny was soon to be a Benedict, but he skipped out and re-
turned to the old sod to an old flame, Margaret McKay, and
married her. In 1827, Johnny being dead, Margaret, to
sooth her grief, came over to visit her husband's kinsmen in
America. She found Letitia Parke to be the wife of Henry
Fleming, Esq., of West Chester, and that they were devoted
Christians, eminent in character and usefulness, and found-
ers and pillars of the First Presbyterian Church located
there. With open arms they cordially welcomed the grief-
stricken Margaret to partake of their hospitality.
F.George Washington Parke, Esq., b. Oct. 18, 1780; d.
Feb. 25, 1860, was the owner and occupied the farm and;
mill property of his father, Joseph Parke, Esq., and was
register of wills from 1842-1845, and a justice of the peace
from 1828-1837. He lived the last of his days a retired life
in the borough of Parkesburg, Pa. He m. 1st Mary Flem-
ing, b. June 11, 1785; d. Feb. 17, 1817. They had six chil-
A Mary Letitia Parke, b. Oct. 1, 1804 ; d. Nov. 13, 1806.
B Caroline Parke, b. June 19, 1806 ; d. Aug. 25, 1882 ; m.
Evan Jones, Dec. 3, 1835 ; d. June 24, 1897. Five children:
78 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
a Mary Jones, b. Sept. 24, 1836 ; resides in Washington,
D. C. ; m. Jan. 25, 1882 ; Scace L. Maultby, deceased. No
b Jacob D. Jones, b. Feb. 10, 1838; d. Oct. 12, 1897.
c George W. Jones, b. Aug. 25, 1839; died in 1913; m.
Julia C. Pratt, b. June 13, 1866. They had two children :
a Edith P. Jones, b. May 24, 1867.
b Howard Parke Jones, b. Aug. 7, 1869.
d John Fleming Jones ; b. Nov. 13, 1844 ; resides in
Philadelphia, Pa. ; m. Mary Ann Atlee Latta, b. Sept. 25,
1850. Two children :
a Caroline Whitehill Jones, b. June 14, 1880.
b John Latta Jones, b. Sept. 11, 1890.
e Phoebe Anna Jones, b. May 28, 1847 ; resides in
Washington, D. C. ; m. 1st Eugene L. Grant, Sept. 10, 1872 ;
deceased ; m. 2nd Zachariah E. Thomas, June 27, 1894 ; de-
C John F. Parke, b. May 15, 1808; d. Aug. 15, 1859; m.
April 24, 1855, Mary Frances Rogers, b. Mar. 10, 1814. No
children ; resided in Bloomington, 111.
D Joseph Maxwell Parke, b. Feb. 6, 1810 ; d. Feb. 18,
1898, was a prominent lawyer of Westminster, Carroll Coun-
ty, Md. He represented this county in the legislature of
1839-40. He was also a delegate to the constitutional con-
vention of Maryland of 1851, and served nineteen years as
register of wills of the same county. He became identified
with the press of the county, having purchased the Demo-
crat and Carroll County Republican, of which he remained
the editor and publisher for eight years. His knowledge of
testamentary law was probably more extensive than that of
any member of the bar in his county. In fact, few if
any lawyers in this state were as familiar with that branch
of legal learning. He was also well equipped for the prac-
tice of other branches of the profession and for a number of
years was a commissioner in chancery. Mr. Parke was one!
of the best known and highly venerated citizens of Carroll
County. He was a man of uncompromising integrity of
character and sincere piety. He was a member of Grace
Lutheran Church, of Westminster, and until a late period, a
teacher in the Sunday School. He was a man of noble pres-
ence and his venerable form was a conspicuous figure in the
streets of Westminster for fifty-eight years. Until a very
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 79
recent period he was a regular attendant at the morning and
evening services of the church with which he was so long
connected, and of the council, of which he was for many-
years the secretary. Mr. Parke was endowed with more
than ordinary intellectual ability and was scrupulously con-
scientious in his opinions, which were always formed even
in matters of minor importance, after the most careful in-
vestigation. He never jumped at conclusions, but when his
opinion was once formed he was as immovable as a rock in
maintaining it. His life was singularly pure and blameless
in all its phases and relations with his fellow men, and its
every act was based upon a conscientious conviction of duty.
On April 2, 1835, Mr. Parke married Miss Amanda Motter,
daughter of the late George Motter, of Manchaster, Md.
They had twelve children :
a Sarah Julia Parke, b. Feb. 16, 1837 ; d. May 30, 1853.
b Caroline Parke, b. Dec. 31, 1838 ; d. March 3, 1839.
c Frances Henrietta Parke, b. Dec. 25, 1839; m. April
18, 1860, Edwin Kramer Gernand. Five children:
a Adelaide Parke Gernand, b. Jan. 7, 1861 ; d. Sept. 13,
b Edwin Kramer Gernand, Jr., b. Oct. 29, 1871.
c Claude Seiss Gernand, b. Sept. 24, 1872.
d Joseph Emanuel Gernand, b. Sept. 4, 1868 ; d. Aug.
e Frances Rebecca Gernand, b. Dec. 16, 1876 ; m. Loyal
d George Motter Parke, b. Oct. 2, 1841 ; d. April 21,
About 1870 he became deputy register of wills under
his father and remained connected with the register's office
for twenty-eight years. No man ever filled the office more
acceptably. He was thoroughly familiar with testamen-
tary law, and was a most efficient arid conscientious officer.
He retired from the register's office in 1897, and soon after-
wards entered on his duties as secretary and treasurer of
the Westminster Deposit and Trust Company. That its
duties were efficiently performed is evident by the gratify-
ing success which has attended the enterprise. Mr. Parke
was survived by his wife, Mary White Neale, married Jan.
25, 1870, who was a daughter of the late Abner Neale, and a
80 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
first cousin of the late ex-President, Grover Cleveland. They
had four sons, as follows :
a Francis Neale Parke, b. Jan. 6, 1871, attorney at law,
of Westminster, Md. Unmarried.
b George Joseph Parke, b. March 25, 1872 ; in the iron
and steel business at Norfolk, Va., and a member of the
Eagleston, Parke Company ; m. in June, 1906, Eliza Berret
George. Two children :
(a) Mary Eugenia Parke, b. Feb. 23, 1907.
(b) James George Parke, b. June 30, 1911.
c Robert Abner Parke, b. Nov. 5, 1873 ; secretary and
treasurer of the B. F. Schriver Company, of Westminster
Carroll County, Md. ; m. Margaret Catherine Reese, June 1,
1909. They have three children :
(a) George Motter Parke, b. March 11, 1910.
(b) Josephine Lynch Parke, b. Oct. 11, 1912.
(c) Margaret Reese Parke, b. Oct. 17, 1913.
d Henry Albert Parke, b. June, 1875; d. August, 1876.
e Albert Maxwell Parke, b. March 13, 1844; d. April 11,
f Mary Letitia Parke, b. Dec. 22, 1845 ; m. 1st July 7,
1868, J. Mortimer Thirley ; m. 2nd in 1884, Allen Hubbard ;
m. 3rd in 1889, Shepherd Wood. No children.
g Philip J. Parke, b. March 26, 1847; d. April 4, 1848.
h Emma Catherine Parke, b. Oct. 25, 1849 ; d. Sept. 25,
i Josephine Amanda Parke, b. July 12, 1851 ; m. March
31, 1883, James Edwin Taylor. Two children:
a James Parke Taylor.
b Edna Taylor.
j John Fleming Parke, b. March 11, 1854; m. Alberta
Grumbine. They had eight children :
a Margaret Parke, died in early life.
b Hazel Alberta Parke, died in early life.
c Florence May Parke.
d Joseph William Parke.
e Bessie Gertrude Parke.
f Charles Fleming Parke.
g Harry Clinton Parke.
h Frances Catherine Parke.
k Adelaide Motter Parke, b. March 4, 1856 ; d. March 6,
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 81
1 Gertrude Parke, b. May 15, 1859 ; d. July 8, 1859.
E Samuel Slaymaker Parke, b. Oct. 6, 1812 ; d. Feb. 2,
1884 ; resided most of his life in Bloomington, 111. ; m. Nov.
20, 1839, Lucretia Maria Kellogg. Eleven children :
a Mary Lucretia Parke, b. Sept. 28, 1840 ; m. Roland N.
Evans, May 10, 1870. One child :
a Ida Lucretia Evans, b. Jan. 21, 1871.
b Caroline Marcia Parke, b. Aug. 30, 1842 ; d. Nov. 21,
c George Winf ield Parke, b. April 16, 1844 ; m. Jan. 29,
1873, George Ingersoll. One child:
a Lois Lucretia Parke, b. Dec. 26, 1873.
d Charles Samuel Parke, b. April 21, 1846 ; d. July 10,
e Charles William Parke, b. Feb. 9, 1848 ; m. Feb. 1,
1873, Ella Sherwood. One child.
a Charles Samuel Parke, b. 1875.
Charles William Parke, widower, m. 2nd Dora Kauff-
man in April, 1883. Three children :
b Helen Hattie Parke, b. April 1, 1884.
c Edith Parke, b. Dec. 25, 1886.
d Kenneth Parke, b. Jan. 5, 1890.
f Helen Parke, b. Nov. 20, 1849; m. May 22, 1872, Louis
Lee Burr. One child :
a Fleming Albert Parke Burr, b. Sept. 7, 1886.
g Frank Parke, b. March 17, 1852 ; d. Jan. 13, 1859.
h Caroline Parke, b. July 30, 1854 ; d. Sept. 7, 1855.
i Edmund Kellogg Parke, b. Sept. 4, 1856 ; d. Feb. 21,
j Clara Parke, b. June 1, 1858 ; m. Nov. 3, 1885, James
H. Price. One child :
a Parke Valentine Price, b. April 21, 1888.
k John Fred Parke, b. Feb. 8, 1862 ; m. July 3, 1886,
Eva Downey. Three children :
a Charles Fred Parke, b. Dec. 5, 1888.
b Grace Laura Parke, b. Dec. 8, 1890.
c George Edmund Parke, b. Oct. 11, 1892.
F George W. Parke, Jr., b. April 29, 1815 ; d. April 28,
1902 ; m. Jan. 1, 1857, Rebecca Ann Rogers, b. Oct. 18, 1828;
d. Aug. 24, 1898. Two children :
a Gertrude Elizabeth Parke, b. Oct. 7, 1857 ; d. Aug. 31,
82 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
b Caroline Augusta Parke, b. Aug. 17, 1859 ; m. Jan. 17,
1882, Theodore Arthur Braley, editor of the Daily Bulletin,
Bloomington, 111. No children.
F Geoorge W. Parke, Sr., m. 2nd Sept. 11, 1820, Mary
Ross, d. June 21, 1863, aged 82 y., 8 m., 14 d. Three chil-
G Winfield Scott Parke, b. Oct. 11, 1821; d. May 10,
H Dr. Charles Ross Parke, b. June 25, 1823 ; m. Oct. 3,,
1865, Lucy Didlake Keith. Dr. Charles Parke was a promi-
nent physician of Bloomington, 111. His wife died March
19, 1906, when he removed to Louisville, Kentucky, and
soon after died there. They had one child, Eddie D. Parke,
who died early.
I Thomas Jefferson Parke died at the age of 40. Un-
G David Parke, b. Feb. 23, 1785 ; d. June 26, 1846 ; m.
Feb. 16, 1815, 1st Margaret Fleming, d. May 13, 1819, in her
27th year ; m. 2nd Catherine Maxwell and had six children :
A Kate Parke, died in childhood.
B Joseph Parke, died in childhood. Twins.
C Wilhelmina Parke, d. in March, 1906. Unmarried.
D Mary Parke ; resides with her daughter in Nash-
ville, Tenn. ; m. a Mr. Tilletson. They have one child :
a Jeanette Tilletson ; m. Joseph Hayes Ackley. Had
seven children :
a Jeanette Tilletson Ackley.
b Joseph Hayes Ackley. Deceased.
c Catherine Parke Ackley.
d Pauline Ackley.
e William Hayes Ackley. Deceased.
f Maria Livingstone Ackley. Deceased.
g Richard Montgomery Ackley.
E Kate Parke, may have married a Mr. Bingaman. She
died in 1885 in Vandalia, 111.
F Joseph Maxwell Parke, b. March 8, 1827 ; d. Nov. 23,
1907; m. Elizabeth J. Smith, b. in Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 12,
1839 ; d. Aug. 7, 1908. He was a millwright and owned and
operated mills at Vera, 111. They had five children :
a Catherine Smith Parke, b. March 18, 1858 ; d. Aug.
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 83
b Napoleon Maxwell Parke, b. Sept. 4, 1861 ; m. Mary
Wesner. They had one child :
a Hazel Maxwell Parke, b. Jan. 28, 1889.
c Ef f a May Parke, b. Feb. 13, 1864 ; m. David John-
stone Loudon ; family recently from Scotland. They had
two daughters :
a Grace Parke Loudon, b. April 6, 1892.
b Janet Elizabeth Loudon, b. in 1896.
d Grace Ball Parke, b. May 1, 1867 ; d. Aug. 20, 1867.
e David Franklin Parke, b. July 4, 1868 ; d. March 5,
1913; m. Martha Smith. They had three children:
a Harriet Alice Parke, b. March 8, 1906.
b Joseph Maxwell Parke, b. May 27, 1910.
c Herbert Paul Parke, b. Aug. 7, 1912.
H Rev. Samuel Parke, b. Nov. 25, 1778 ; d. Dec. 20,
1869 ; pursued his preparatory studies at the Brandywine
Academy conducted by the Rev. Nathan Grier at the Forks
of Brandywine ; graduated from Dickinson College in Sep-
tember, 1809 ; was licensed by the Presbytery of New Cas-
tle, April 7, 1813 ; was ordained and installed pastor of the
Presbyterian Church, of Slate Ridge, York County, Pa., and
also of Centre Church, same county, giving the latter one-
third of his time. Having ministered to both of these con-
gregations about thirty years, he resigned the pastorate of
the Center Church, but continued to occupy the pulpit of the
Slate Ridge Church for forty years. He discharged the
duties of the ministry with great fidelity until 1857, when,
on account of the infirmities of age, he resigned. He mar-
ried Nov. 8, 1814, Martha, daughter of the late Rev. Nathan
and Susanna Smith Grier. Susanna Smith was a daughter
of Col. Robert and Margaret Vaughan Smith, and grand-
daughter of John and Susanna Smith, Scotch pioneers, the
founders of this very numerous branch of the Smith family
in this country. Rev. Samuel and Martha Grier Parke had
eight children :
A Susanna Parke, b. Dec. 27, 1815; d. Aug. 22, 1859.
B Ann Parke, b. April 23, 1817 ; d. March 11, 1847 ; m.
Nov. 27, 1838, Christopher Geiger. Three children :
a Samuel Parke Geiger, b. Nov. 15, 1839.
b Mary Jones Geiger, b. May 3, 1841.
c Anna Hasseltine Geiger, b. June 17, 1843.
C Martha Parke, b. April 27, 1819 ; d. March 24, 1888.
84 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
D Dr. Nathan Grier Parke, b. Dec. 16, 1820, was a son
of the manse, his mother having been a daughter of the Rev.
Nathan Grier and his father was the Rev. Samuel Parke.
He pursued his preparatory studies at the Slate Ridge Acad-
my and his collegiate at Jefferson College, where he gradu-
ated in Oct. 1840. His theological course was completed
at Princeton, N. J., in 1839, graduating in the class of 1844,
having previously been licensed to preach by the Presby-
tery of Donegal, April 19, 1843. Dr. Parke's ministerial
work began on June 9, 1844, with three members of the
Presbyterian faith in a little red school house in the village
of Pittston, Luzerne County, Pa., giving half his time to
Scranton and receiving a salary of one hundred dollars per
year. In 1846 a substantial brick church building was
erected in Upper Pittston, in which, on July 7, Dr. Parke
was ordained as an evangelist and the new church was in-
corporated as the First Presbyterian Church, of Pittston,
Pa., in which he was installed pastor on June 6, 1847, and
over which congregation he continued as pastor for fifty-
one years. In June, 1895, he resigned his pastorate, but his
people insisted on his serving as pastor-emeritus, which
mark of honor he held until his death, which occurred on
June 28, 1903. Dr. Parke devoted sixty out of eighty -four
years to ministerial work, to helping weak and fallen men to
peace, happiness, purity and a higher life. He lived to sea
this part of the country redeemed from an unbroken wilder-
ness, and flourishing towns and cities spring up, and his lit-
tle church spread over a couple of counties, grow into scores
of large and wealthy chuixhes, and magnificent sacred edi-
fices take the place of the school house and the humble
homes where preaching services were first held. Not only
in behalf of Presbyterians, but in the cause of all denomina-
tions. Dr. Parke has lent his valuable services. His name is
beloved and revered by every denomination and sect in the
two valleys. No one can compute the good this noble, brave
and patriotic citizen, this pure, devoted and fervent servant
of God has done for the upbuilding and spiritual good of
Northeastern Pennsylvania. In 1867 Dr. Parke visited Eu-
rope as one of the representatives of the Old School Presby-*
terian Church of this country in the Assemblies of the Free
Church, and of the United Presbyterian Church, of Scot-
land. The honor of D. D. was conferred on him by the col-
lege of Washington and Jefferson. He married, June! 8,
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 85
1847, Ann Elizabeth Gildersleeve, born Sept. 25, 1822,
granddaughter of Rev. Cyrus Gildersleeve, a Wilkes-Barre
pastor of former years, and daughter of W. C. Gildersleeve,
a Wilkes-Barre merchant. They had seven children:
a William Gildersleeve Parke, b. April 22, 1848 ; m.
Sept. 10, 1870, Helen Eva Ackley, b. May 15, 1853. Seven
a William Camp Gildersleeve Parke, b. Nov. 1, 1871.
b Elizabeth Parke, b. Jan. 26, 1874 ; m. Percy Ballan-
tine, of Newark, N. J., son of John and Janett Boyd Ballan-
tine. Six children :
(a) Peter Ballantine, b. 1903.
(b Robert William Ballantine, b. 1905.
(c) John Boyd Ballantine, b. 1908.
(d) Elizabeth Janett Ballantine, b. 1910.-
(e) Norman Alexander Ballantine, b. 1912.
(f ) Percy Ballantine, b. 1915.
c Norman Hulick Parke, b. Aug. 27, 1877 ; m. Julia
Floyd Phyfe, of New York City, daughter of James and An-
nie Phf ye. Four children :
(a) Julia Floyd Parke, b. 1904.
(b) Elizabeth Gildersleeve Parke, b. 1905.
(c) -Annie Parke, b. 1912.
(d) Helen Ackley Parke, b. 1915.
d Nathan Grier Parke, 2nd., b. March 28, 1884 ; m. Ol-
ive Bemis Williams, daughter of Edward Higginson Wil-
liams, Jr., D.S., L.L.D., and Jennie Olive Bemis, and grand-
son of Dr. E. H. Williams, formerly partner in Bamon Wil-
liams Company, now Baldwin Locomotive Works. Dr. Wil-
liams is descended from a Robert Williams, who was baptiz-
ed at Great Yarmouth, England, Dec. 11, 1608, and emigrat-
ed to Massachusetts in 1637. With him came a William
Parke, of Preston, England, a member of an Ancient and
Honorable Artillery Company and deputy to the General
Court of 1636-1637, and a man of wealth. This William
Parke had two daughters, one of whom, Martha Parke, mar-
ried a son of this Robert Williams..
e Helen Parke, b. May 28, 1887 ; m. John Levens Lilley,
son of the late Governor Lilley, of , Connecticut. One child:
(a) Helen Parke Lilley, b. 1913.
f Ann Parke, b. July 12, 1892.
g Maxwell Bosworth Parke, b. July 18, 1895.
86 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
b Norman Grier Parke, b. Dec. 13, 1849; d. Feb. 14,
c Theodore Gardiner Parke, b. June 5, 1852 ; d. Feb. 13,
d Mary Louise Parke, b. Sept. 28, 1854 ; d. May 22,
e Annie Melanie Parke, b. Feb. 5, 1857; m. Thomas
Henry Atherton, Oct. 7, 1880. Six children:
a Louise Parke Atherton, b. Sept. 29, 1881 ; m. Prof.
Sameul Dickey. (See Page 74 for children.)
b Thomas Henry Atherton, Jr., b. Jan, 16, 1884.
c Melanie Gildersleeve Atherton, b. July 11, 1886; m.
David Updegraph, missionary in India. Have one child:
b. Feb. 4, 1916.
d Sarah Henry Atherton, b. Jan. 6, 1889.
e Elizabeth Grier Atherton, b. Oct. 27, 1892.
f Eleanor Riggs Atherton, b. Oct. 24, 1895.
f Samuel Maxwell Parke, b. May 4, 1859 ; m. Bertha
Louise Sandercock, Oct. 6, 1908, at Ariel, Pa. ; b. Nov. 18,
1875. They have one child, Mary Gildersleeve Parlce, b. July
g Charles Riggs Parke, b. March 24, 1868 ; m. Oct. 25,
1888, Alice Cutts Seammon, b. Oct. 2, 1866, in Boston, Mass.
E Dr. Joseph Maxwell Parke, b. Aug. 14, 1822 ; d. Mar.
24, 1890 ; m. July 19, 1858, Lucinda S. Neel.
F Sarah Parke, b. Sept. 19, 1824 ; d. Sept. 12, 1826.
G Robert Smith Parke b. Feb. 10, 1827; m. Miss White-
H Harriet Newill Parke, b. Jan. 7, 1829 ; d. April 28,
The story of the Griers furnishes a notable example of
the influence of pious parents upon their offspring. John
Grier, with his brother Mathew, came to Bucks County, Pa.,
from the north of Ireland in 1732. He soon after married
Agnes Caldwell. Like their Scotch ancestors, being strong-
ly attached to the doctrines and institutions of the Presby-
terian Church, they drilled them into the minds and hearts
of their children, all of whom became worthy and useful
members of society. These children, as far as the writer
knows, were :
^ Colonel Joseph Grier, who died Nov. 10, 1830, in his
80th year, and his wife, Ann, died March 11, 1826, in her
77th year. They removed from Bucks County, Pa., about
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 87
1785, and settled within the bounds of the Brandywine Con-
gregation, of which he was a ruling elder for more than
twenty years. Their only son, John Walker Grier, died
March 25, 1861, in his 75th year, and his wife, Jane Grier,
died July 16, 1858, in her 67th year. His theological stud-
ies began under his uncle, the Rev. Nathan Grier, and at
Princeton Seminary, N. J. He conducted the Brandywine
Academy as principal till the spring of 1822, when he resign-
ed and assumed the principalship of the Chester County
Academy, which he retained till 1826, when he was ap-
pointed by President John Quincy Adams a chaplain in the
United States Navy. He was ordained in 1826 to the min-
istry by the Presbytery of Philadelphia when about to enter
the Navy. His only surviving son, Rev. Mathew B. Grier,
D.D., the well known senior editor of The Presbyterian, was
ordained and installed pastor of the Presbyterian Church, of
Ellicotts Mills, Md., by the Presbytery of Baltimore in Nov.,
1847, and afterward accepted a call to the First Presbyter-
ian Church, of Wilmington, N. C, from which charge his
loyalty to his country compelled him to resign in 1862.
- John Grier died June 10, 1831, in his 75th year; m.
Jane Hays, who died Feb. 27, 1850, in her 83rd year. They
lived about seven miles from Doylestown, Bucks County,
Pa., in their early life, but removed from there to Chester
County in 1790, and settled on the farm of 412 acres near
Brandywine Manor Church, now owned by B. C. Mitchell.
They were the parents of ten children :
a Rev. John Hays Grier, b. in Bucks County, Pa., Feb.
7, 1788 ; licensed by the Presbytery of New Castle, April 7,
1813; installed pastor of Pine Creek and Great Island
Churches, in Lycoming County, Pa., in 1814. Afterwards
had charge of churches in Nipense Valley and at Newberry,
devoting a half century to this ministerial work. He died
Feb. 3, 1880, within four days of completing his 92nd year.
b Nancy Hays Grier, b. 1791, wife of Samuel Ralston,
of West Nantmeal township, and mother of Rev. James
Grier Ralston, D.D., for 32 years president of Oakland Fe-
male Institute, of Norristown, Pa. Samuel Ralston was an
elder of Brandywine church for 29 years. He was a far-
c Jane Grier, b. 1794, d. Nov. 11, 1848 ; m. Thomas
Forrest, b. Dec. 18, 1792, d. Feb. 2, 1874, of Brandywine
88 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
d James King Grier, d. Jan. 8, 1867, in his 71st year.
He was an extensive farmer who, with his wife, were pil-
lars of support to Old Brandywine Manor Church. His
wife, Mary Ann Coleman, d. June 8, 1882. She long main-
tained her support as leader in the church choir of Brandy-
e Fanny Grier, b. April 2, 1798, was the wife of Ewing
Lewis, who resided near Honey Brook Borough, Pa. She
died Nov. 14, 1880. He died April 8, 1861. Farmer.
f Elizabeth Grier, b. Jan. 22, 1800, d. Sept. 3, 1863 ;
m. William Wallace McClure, b. Dec. 1, 1795, d. Aug. 22,
1879. Merchant near Brandywine Manor Church.
g Maria Grier, wife of James G. Long and mother of
Thomas S. Long, late pastor of the Bloomsburg Presbyter-
ian Church in New Jersey, was b. July 29, 1803, d. Jan. 2,
1868. James G. Long was b. March 5, 1800, d. March 2,
1878. James Long and wife were farmers. He, as well as
his son, James Long, were elders in the Coatesville Presby-
h Martha Grier, m. Hays.
i Isabella Grier, b. 1808; d. Feb. 2, 1890; m. John Har-
ris Long, b. 1810, d. Feb. 29, 1852.
.1 Dr. Joseph F. Grier. He finished his medical studies
in 1828 and practiced at home till the fall of 1837, when he
removed to Lewisburg, Union County, Pa., where he contin-
ued till his death in February, 1908.
John Grier's wife, Jane Hays, was a daughter of John
Hays, brother of Isabella Hays, who married Thomas Patton
in 1754 and d. Oct. 6, 1811, aged 79 years.
' Rev. James Grier, born in 1750 and died Nov. 19, 1791,
aged 41 years, was ordained in 1777 and settled in a church
in Bucks County, Pa., and his only son, John Ferguson Grier,
b. in 1784, settled at Reading, Pa., and organized the First
Presbyterian Church, of that city, in which he was installed
pastor, Nov. 23, 1814. He died Jan. 26, 1829.
* Frances Grier, who married Capt. James Ralston, was
the mother of four children :
a John Ralston, principal of the Rockville Academy,
who was a ruling elder of the Brandywine Manor Church for
36 years and choir master there for more than 30 years. He
died April 21, 1880.
b James Ralston, d. May 22, 1885, in the 82nd year of
his age. He bore a name which has been honored and es-
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 89
teemed in old Brandywine Manor Church for several gener-
ations. The brothers, John and James Ralston, were farm-
ers ; each owned the half of the old Capt. James Ralston
homestead at Rockville, Chester County, Pa.
c Christian Ralston, d. Jan. 2, 1884. Unmarried.
d Agnes Ralston, d. Sept. 8, 1875, in her 78th year ; m.
Rev. J. N. Grier, D.D.
^ Nathan Grier, b. in September, 1760, was the young-
est member of his family. He received his early training
for the ministry from his older brother. Rev. James Grier,
then entered the University of Pennsylvania in 1781, was
ordained in 1783, and licensed to preach by the Presbytery
of Philadelphia, in October, 1786. Received a unanimous
call from the Brandywine Manor Presbyterian Church as
the successor of Rev. John Carmichael in 1787, and was in-
stalled its pastor, Aug. 22, 1787. He died March 30, 1814,
aged 56 years, six months. His wife, Susanna Smith Grier,
died January 2, 1812. They were married Nov. 13, 1787,
and had five children :
a Rev. Robert S. Grier, b. May 11, 1790, d. Dec. 28,
1865. Was pastor of the Emmittsburg and Piney Creek,
Md., Presbyterian Churches for 51 years.
b Rev. J. N. C. Grier, D.D., b. June 8, 1792; d. Sept. 15,
1880. Was pastor of the Brandywine Manor Presbyterian
Church for 54 years and seven months. The pastorates of
father and son together extended over a period of 82 years.
Dr. Grier was a man of great force of character, and this
gave him a very strong influence in the community and se-
cured for him a prominent and leading position among his
ministerial brethren. In 1837, when the temperance reform
began its onward movement he espoused its cause and
brought to its advocacy all the courage, positiveness and de-
termination of his character. He married Sept. 9, 1813,
Nancy Ralston, who died Nov. 7, 1873, oldest daughter of
Capt. James and Frances Ralston, leading members of his
c Nancy Grier, who married in 1^09, Rev. Robert
White, who was ordained and installed pastor of Fagg's
Manor Presbyterian Church, Dec. 14, 1809, and continued
its pastor until his death in September, 1835.
d Martha Grier, who m. Nov. , 1814, Rev. Samuel Parke
e Sarah Grier. b. in 1804, d. in 1884; m. Dr. Robert
90 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
Thompson, b. Sept. 18, 1794; d. Feb. 26, 1836. Was a physi-
cian of extensive practice and resided at Cochranville, Pa.
Six of Nathan Grier's grandsons became ministers of the
Gospel, namely: Nathan Grier White, Robert M. White,
Smith F. Grier, Lafferty Grier, Nathan Grier Parke and
John C. Thompson.
These descendants of John and Agnes Caldwell Grier
are nearly all long since dead, but who can estigiate the in-
tellectual, moral and spiritual benefits derived by the old
Brandywine families from the settlement of the Griers
among them ?
I William Parke, b. Oct. 9, 1791 ; d. April 12, 1869 ; far-
mer, of Sadsbury Township, Chester County, Pa. ; m. Han-
nah Kenworthy, b. Feb. 20, 1818, in England ; d. Jan. 20,
1885, in Sadsbury Township. Seven children:
A Harriet Parke, b. 1840 ; d. 1910 ; m. Eli Dyson. Had
five children :
a Parke Dyson, b. 1868.
b Sarah Dyson, b. 1870.
c Hannah Dyson, b. 1873.
d Lena Dyson, b. 1879
e Robert Dyson, b. 1883.
All born and reside near Norristown, Pa.
B William H. Parke, b. 1842 ; farmer, of Daleville, Lon-
donderry Township, Chester County, Pa. ; m. 1st Rebecca
Valentine; no children; m. 2nd Flora May Casselberry.
Have one child :
a Joseph Maxwell Parke, b. 1897.
C Lucy Parke, b. 1844 ; d. Feb. 12, 1895. Unmarried.
D Joseph K. Parke, b. 1846 ; lives retired in Parkes-
E Hannah L. Parke, b. 1848 ; d. Sept. 19, 1864.
F John W. Parke, b. March 31, 1850; was owner of his
father's homestead ; d, Aug. 12, 1917. He lived more than
thirty-two years alone on a large farm near the borough of
Parkesburg, Pa. He accumulated much money through
his thrifty habits. Until about a year before his death he
enjoyed the best of health and had done the most of the
farm work on his large farm himself. About that time he
began to suffer from heart trouble which, neglected, soon
compelled him to seek relief in the Coatesville Hospital, but
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 91
G Letitia Parke, b. 1851 ; d. Jan. 19, 1916 ; m. Albana
S. Casselberry, b. 1854 ; d. Jan. 16, 1916. Two children :
a Elsie Casselberry, b. 1888.
b Vema Casselberry, b. 1892 ; m. Frank Cloud.
J Agnes Parke, b. 1793 ; m. Robert Cochran, of Coch-
ranville, Pa. ; removed to Richmond, Indiana, after mar-
riage. No children.
K Harriet Parke, b. 1796 ; m. Mathew Cochran. Three
A Joseph Cochran.
B Eliza Cochran.
C David Cochran.
Mathew Cochran and family also resided in Richmond,
Ind., the two brothers having married two sisters. Here
ends the record of descendants of Joseph Parke, the second
son of John and Elizabeth McKnight Parke.
^ John Parke (2), son of John and Elizabeth McKnight
Parke, and grandson of Arthur and Mary Parke, d. Nov. 15,
1823, in the old homestead in the 84th year of his age.
Upon attaining mature manhood he engaged extensively in
farming interests and became a large and prosperous far-
mer. Politically he was a Federalist. He married in 1780,
Ann Denny, who died June 3, 1820, in her 71st year. She
was the daughter of William and Agnes Parker Denny and
granddaughter of John Parker. Her brother, Major Eben-
ezer Denny, was a prominent officer in the Revolutionary
War. Arthur Parke owned at the time of his decease, in
January, 1739, a farm along the Susquehanna River in Cum-
berland County, Pa., which he willed to his son, Joseph
Parke, who then resided on it. Ann's father, William Den-
ny, removed from Chester County, Pa., to that vicinity in
1745. The Dennys and Parkes may have, in this way, be-
come acquainted and related. Ann Denny Parke had a sis-
ter, Mary, who married Richard Parkinson, both of whom
died in early life, survived by two small children, Ann and
Margaret Parkinson. The former was taken by her aunt,
Ann Parke, of Chester County, the latter by her uncle, John
Officer, of Carlisle, Pa. They married brothers, Samuel
and Robert Futhey. Agnew Futhey, banker, teacher in,
and superintendent of the public schools, of Chester County,
was the son of Ann, and Judge J. Smith Futhey, president
judge of the Chester County Court for nine years, historian
92 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
and lawyer of eminence, was a son of Margaret Futhey,.
John 2nd and Ann Denny Parke had five children.
A Elizabeth Parke, b. July, 1781, d. Dec. 13, 1829, in
the 49th year of her age ; m. Feb. 4, 1808, Thos. McClellan,
b. Sept. 6, 1774; d. Dec. 18, 1834. He was a grandson of
Robert McClellan, born about 1698, died 1741, the founder
of his branch of the McClellan family in this country. He
came to America with the Scotch emigrants from the Prov-
ince of Ulster, North Ireland, between 1720 and 1725. He
settled in Middletown Township, Chester (now Delaware)
County. He was married twice, three children by his first
^ William, whose descendants are in .York and Adams
- Jane, m. Miller.
^ Isabel, m. Hunter.
Robert then married Elizabeth Ewing and they had
seven children :,
* James, m. Martha Caldwell, the parents of Colonel
Joseph McClellan. James died in February, 1793, and Mar-
tha in November, 1793, and they are buried in Upper Octor-
aro Cemetery. Martha was a daughter of Henry Caldwell
by his first wife, name unknown. James and Martha Cald-
well, with their eight children, removed from Middletown
Township, Chester (now Delaware) County, about the year
1770, into Sadsbury Township. They were substantial and
industrious farmers. Col. Joseph McClellan was the oldest
of their children. The brothers, James and Samuel McClel-
lan, lived within less than one-half mile of each other in
Sadsbury Township at the time of their first settlement
there. After the death of Robert McClellan, his widow
married Henry Caldwell, who died in 1758 after which event
she made her home with her son, Samuel, in Newton Town-
ship and moved with him to his Sadsbury home in 1759 and
soon after died there the same year.
=^ Thomas, d. in 1809; m. 1st Elizabeth ; 2nd
Janet Trimble, b. 1731. He belonged to the Chambersburg
branch of the McClellan family.
« Robert, d. in 1808.
' Samuel, b. in 1732; d. Dec. 9, 1807; m. Mary Lindsay,
April 10, 1759, who d. June 19, 1777, aged 42 years. Samu-
el m. 2nd Ann Love, July 2, 1778 ; b. 1746 ; d. in July, 1842.
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 93
Samuel McClellan was a carpenter as well as the owner of a
large and valuable farm.
* Rebecca, m. Charles McMichael.
» Elizabeth, d. in 1777 ; m. Samuel McCrea, belonged to
the Chambersburg branch of the McClellan family.
1" Mary, m. Caldwell, a brother of her brother
Elizabeth McClellan was the oldest member of James
and Margaret Ewing's family, Margaret, wife of William
Lindsay, who bought the James Ewing homestead the year
James died in 1740. 2nd, William Lindsay and wife were
the parents of Mary Lindsay McClellan, the first wife of
Samuel McClellan. 3rd, Jane. 4th, Rebecca, wife of John
Cohoon. 5th, William. 6th, Thomas Ewing.
The following are the children of Samuel McClellan and
his two wives and their descendants :
^ James McClellan, b. July 18, 1760 ; m. Jennie
d. March, 1814.
- Robert McClellan, d. Nov. 6, 1818, aged 56 years; m.
Hannah Whiting, who d. Aug. 1, 1833, in her 68th year.
2 John McClellan, d. Nov. 5, 1813, in his 47th year ; m.
Mary Parke, in 1790 ; she died March 4, 1841, in her 75th
year ; daughter of Arthur Parke, 2nd.
* Elizabeth McClellan, b. May 1, 1769.
^ Margaret McClellan, b. March 3, 1770.
« Thomas McClellan, d. Dec. 18, 1834, in his 61st year;
m. 1st Elizabeth Parke, Feb. 4, 1808; d. Dec. 13, 1829, in
her 49th year ; m. 2nd, Margaret Daniel, who d. Feb. 4, 1868.
' Mary McClellan, b. June 19, 1777 ; d. in infancy.
Samuel McClellan m. 2nd July 2, 1778, Ann Love, only
daughter of John and Alse Love, b. about 1746; d. Feb. 7,
1842, in her 96th year. They had two children :
« Mary McClellan, b. Oct. 3, 1780.
^ Ann Love McClellan, b. April 15, 1782 ; d. Aug. 31,
1830 ; m. Feb. 29, 1816, James Boyd Stewart, b. April 3,
1779 ; d. Nov. 28, 1837 ; grandson of Walter Stewart. Sam-
uel McClellan's second wife, Ann Love, the only daughter of
John and Alse Love, belonged to a now widely extended
branch of the Love family in this country. John Love, of
Scotch-Irish origin, removed from the North of Ireland in
1725 and settled in West Fallowf ield Township, Chester
County, Pa., within the bounds of the Fagg's Manor Presby-
94 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
terian Congregation. He was an elder of the church from
the time of its regular organization in 1739 until his death
in 1790, a period of 51 years. He attended the first Presby-
terian Synod in 1730. He was born in February, 1706, and
died aged 84 years, and his wife, Alse, died April 20, 1790.
They had four children (1) John, of whom we know noth-
ing; (2) Thomas Love, b. Jan. 28, 1739; d. Dec. 20, 1825; m.
about 1767, Martha Guthrie, daughter of James Guthrie, of
Scotch-Irish Presbyterian ancestry, whose family were :
1 Adam Guthrie, who m. Mercy Irwin, of Nantmeal
Township, Chester County, Pa., daughter of George and
Jane Matlack Irwin.
- John, died unmarried.
^ Ann, m, Gilkerson, of Chambersburg, Pa.
•* Mary, m. Murphy, of Virginia.
= Jane, m. Samuel Martin.
« Martha, b. 1746 ; m. Thomas Love ; she d. Dec. 29,
■ Abigail, b. 1726 ; d. in 1843 ; m. Alexander Andres
Sr., b. 1758; d. 1846.
* Marjorie, m. Emmett; moved to Ohio about
James Guthrie owned between 600 and 700 acres of
land on both sides of the Octoraro Creek in the immediate
vicinity of Andrews Bridge, which spans the creek. Thomas
Love was a second lieutenant in the Revolutionary War on
the staff of General Samuel Cochran. The corner stone of
the old homestead of Thomas Love, one mile south of Steel-
ville, on the Octoraro Creek, still retains the inscription, ''T.
L., 1768." Thomas Love, like his father, was a man of
earnest piety and was an elder in the Fagg's Manor Church
for more than 60 years. Thomas and Martha Guthrie Love
had four children, of whom we have some knowledge, name-
ly : John, James, Robert and Ann.
^ John Love, b. Dec. 6, 1768, in Chester County; d. Sept.
25, 1834, in McMinn County, Tennessee ; m. Margaret Flem-
ing, b. in Chester County, Pa., Sept. 17, 1777 ; d. May 12,
1841. Had seven children :
a Elizabeth Love, m. James Seaton.
b Margaret Love, m. William Walker.
c Mary Love, m. William Walker.
d Martha Love, m. Samuel Martin.
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 95
e Sarah G. Love, m. 1st McClure ; m. 2nd Jos-
f Lovey Love, m. Frank Rierly.
g Thomas Boston Love, m. 1st Susannah Smith ; m.
2nd Margaret Munise,
» James Love, b. June 15, 1770 ; d. Oct. 30, 1854 ; m.
Mary Guthrie, b. March 18, 1770 ; d. Sept. 30, 1849. Mary
was the daughter of Adam Guthrie, the oldest of James
Guthrie's children, and Mercy Irwin. James and Mary had
ten children :
a Martha Love, b. July 17, 1792 ; d. March 10, 1879 ; m.
James H. Ross, June 17, 1819.
b Elizabeth Love, b. May 24, 1794; d. March 20, 1837.
c Rev. Thomas Love, b. March 22, 1796 ; d. Dec. 22,
1879 ; m. Sarah Latta. He was a Presbyterian clergyman
and had the charge of the lower Brandywine and Red Clay
Creek Churches, near Wilmington, Delaware, for almost 40
years. They had one daughter, Mary Love, who married
Stephen Springer, and resided on the old homestead near
Wilmington. Sarah Latta Love was a daughter of Rev.
James and Mary McCalla Latta, of Chestnut Level, Lancas-
ter County, Pa., and a sister of Francis, William, John and
James Latta, all Presbyterian clergymen, the latter pastor
of Upper Octoraro Church for 40 years.
d Sarah Ann Love, b. March 10, 1798 ; d. Sept. 6, 1858.
e John Adam Love, b. April 15, 1800; d. Feb. 20, 1882 ;
m. 1st Abbie Jane Andrews in Wilmington, Del., March 26,
1826 ; b. Oct. 9, 1806.
John Adam Love, m. 2nd, Oct. 15, 1835, Anna Maria
McClellan, b. April 21, 1813 ; d. March 29, 1900, whose de-
scendants can be found among those of Samuel McClellan,
who died Dec. 9, 1807, her grandfather.
f James Love, b. May 18, 1804 ; d. June 2, 1880 ; m. Feb.
2, 1825, EHzabeth McClure Thompson, b. April 22, 1804 ; d.
May 4, 1833.
g Rev. Robert Love, b. March 17, 1807 ; d. Oct. 9, 1838 ;
m. Nancy Fair and settled in the churches of Harmony and
Oxford, New Jersey. He died at the age of 31 years after a
pastorate of six years. In tracing the John Love line of
96 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
1768 we find no less than 47 clergymen of different denomi-
nations, direct descendants of Thomas Love of 1739.
h Hannah Love, b. Aug. 4, 1809 ; d. April 18, 1819. Un-
i Mary Love, b. Dec. 9, 1811 ; d. March 15, 1883. Un-
j Rebecca Love, b. Jan. 5, 1814 ; d. Nov. 25, 1823.
' Robert Love, b. Aug. 17, 1772 ; d. Sept. 19, 1774.
* Ann Love, b. Sept. 21, 1774; d. Oct. 13, 1801; m. Nov.
26, 1793, Gabriel Morrison, b. 1771 ; d. May 21, 1830. They
had four children :,
a Thomas Love Morrison, b. Dec. 4, 1794 ; d. in October,
1826 ; m. Mary Struble, of Union County, Pa.
b Alexander Wilson Morrison, b. Dec. 6, 1796 ; d. Sept.
8, 1872 ; m. Margaret McCalmont. The late Dr. John A.
Morrison, of Cochranville, was a great grandson of Gabriel
c Prudence Morrison, b. Dec. 26, 1798.
d Julia Ann Morrison, b. Sept. 11, 1800; d. Sept. 20,
1867 ; m, James K. Simpson. No Children.
^ Ann, 2nd. wife of Samuel McClellan, whose American
ancestors have for three generations just been traced.
' Samuel McClellan, about whom we know nothing.
The following are the descendants of Elizabeth Parke and
Thomas McClellan, sixth child of Samuel and Mary Lindsay
McClellan, who succeeded his father in the ownership of the
old McClellan homestead near Lenover, Pa. They had nine
A Samuel Denny McClellan, b. Dec. 18, 1808 ; d. June
28, 1878. He owned 50 acres of the north side of his fath-
er's farm and married Mary E. Ferree, born 1822, died May
24, 1853, leaving no children surviving them.
B John Parke McClellan, b. April 9, 1810 ; d. March 29,
C James Latta McClellan, b. Oct. 26, 1811 ; d. April 15,
1895; owned for many years the old McClellan homestead;
m. March 26, 1840, Rachel Paxson, b. April 7, 1821 ; d. Aug.
6,1912. Four children:
a Thomas P. McClellan, b. April 1, 1843 ; d. June 17,
1913; m. Emma Sutton Armstrong, b. in 1847; d. March 29,
1918 ; farmers in Londerderry Township, Chester County,
Pa. Three children:
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 97
a William James McClellan, b. Dec. 3, 1872 ; m. Laura
G. Polk. Four children :
(a) Imogene Polk McClellan.
(b) Thomas Lawrence McClellan.
(c) Joseph McClellan.
(d) Mary Latta McClellan, They reside near Fagg's
b Mary Latta McClellan, b. July 7, 1875 ; d. July 31,
1906 ; m. July 29, 1896, Nathan J. Haines. One child :
(a) Elinor Haines, lives with her father in West Ches-
c John Parke McClellan, b. April 27, 1882 ; m. Frances
Stively. One child :
(a) Louise McClellan.
b Kate McClellan, b. Oct. 24, 1844 ; m. Edwin Heston, b.
May 28, 1828 ; d. May 1, 1909. Six children :
a Parke Heston, b. Oct. 28, 1873.
b William Heston, b. June 26, 1874 ; m. March 14, 1918,
Mrs. Lela R. Courtney, of West Grove, Pa.
c James Heston, b. Feb. 21, 1877.
d Gertrude Heston, b. Jan. 8, 1879.
e Bessie Heston, b. 1885.
f Rachel Heston, b. 1887. All of Parkesburg, Pa.
c Samuel T. McClellan, b. Aug. 22, 1853; d. Dec. 23,
1916 ; m. Ida J. Reynolds, of Atglen, Pa., b. Feb. 14, 1857.
Four children :
a Robert L. McClellan, b. Jan. 11, 1885.
b Chester R. McClellan; m. Martha Hannums. One
(a) Jane McClellan.
c James L. McClellan, m. Carrie Reed.
d Grace McClellan.
d John Parke McClellan, b. March 20, 1859 ; of Parkes-
burg, Pa. ; m. Alice Hepp, b. Feb. 8, 1862; d. March 22, 1900.
One child, George H. Hepp, b. May 8, 1889 ; d. Sept. 5, 1889.
D Anna Maria McClellan, b. April 21, 1813; d. March
29, 1900 ; m. Oct. 15, 1835, John Adams Love, b. April 15,
1800 ; d. Feb. 20, 1882. Seven children :
a Robert Parke Love, b. Sept. 4, 1837; m. Oct. 1, 1867,
Amelia Fahnestock, b. Aug. 8, 1835 ; d. May 15, 1903. Two
a William Fahnestock Love, b. Aug. 20, 1868 ; d. Aug.
98 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
30, 1897 ; was a Presbyterian clergyman ; died of consump-
tion ; never married.
b Robert McClellan Love, b. Sept. 4, 1872 ; m. June 29,
1909, Clara Logan, b. Feb. 8, 1872. No children. Reside at
Asteria, New Mexico.
b Louise Jane Love, b. May 1, 1839; d. in 1918; m. May
1, 1877, Anderson W. King, b. August 21, 1825. Have one
a Bertha Montgomery King, b. Feb. 7, 1880, of Red-
c Rebecca Frances Love, b. July 29, 1841 ; d. Jan. 21,
1880; m. Sept. 16, 1868, William Johnston. One child:
a Anna Love Johnston, b. April 29, 1870 ; m. Edward
Benoist, b. June 8, 1875. Two children :
(a) John Louis Benoist, b. June 10, 1910.
(b) Frank Ansel Benoist, b. July 9, 1913. Reside near
St. Louis, Missouri.
d Samuel Denny Love, b. June 16, 1844, in Steelville,
Chester County, Pa. ; m. Feb. 9, 1871, Hannah Erford, b.
Aug. 31, 1846. All residing near Omaha, Neb. Have three
a Verna Ansel Love, b. Nov. 14, 1876; d. July 23, 1893.
b Gertrude Katherine Love, b. Aug. 31, 1880 : m. Nov.
28, 1908, Denny A. Weller, b. Oct. 25, 1880. Two children :
(a) Mary Davis Weller, b. Dec. 26, 1909.
(b) Verna Weller, b. Nov. 18, 1911.
c Ray Erford Love, b. March 29, 1882, McCook, Neb. ;
m. June 12, 1913, Clara Mae Holtz, b. Oct. 4, 1889.
e John Victor Ansel Love, b. March 24, 1846 ; d. June 9,
1908; m. 1st. Belle Edson; m. 2nd Margaret Waugh; resided
in Redland, California. No children:
f Walter Lowrie Love, b. Nov. 24, 1854 ; m. Lois Web-
ster, b. July 8, 1854 ; reside near Peoria, 111. Four children :
a Louise Frances Love, b. Feb. 11, 1881 ; m. Bert Wil-
liams. Two children :
(a) Helen Williams, died in infancy.
(b) Walter Edward Williams, b. April 11, 1905.
b Ida Belle Love, b. Nov. 29, 1884 ; m. Edward Darling-
ton. Two children :
(a) Robert Love Darlington, b. January, 1907.
(b) Paul Webster Darlington, b. August, 1911.
c Anna Guthrie Love, b. Aug. 11, 1887; m. Fred Riedel-
bauch. One child :
(a) Lois Wilhelmina Reidelbauch, b. 1911.
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 99
d Gladys Amelia Love, b. June 21, 1892.
g Lyman Love, b. Oct. 29, 1859; d. Feb. 11, 1860.
E Robert Lindsay McClellan, b. Aug. 20, 1815, d. Jan.
15, 1885 ; m. Fannie Parke, b. March, 1831 ; d. Dec. 28, 1918.
F Margaret Jane McClellan, b. Sept. 3, 1817 ; d. June
1900 ; m. 1st John Witherow, b. 1803 ; d. June 22, 1851 ; m.
2nd John Gordon, farmer, of Urbana, Ohio.
G Joseph McClellan, b. March 17, 1819; d. Aug. 4,
1866 ; m. Jennie Cunningham, b. June 14, 1815 ; d. April 10,
1871. Four children :
a Thomas McClellan, b. Feb. 7, 1845 ; d. Nov. 5, 1860.
b Elizabeth McClellan, b. Jan. 6, 1847 ; m. James Rus-
sell, b. Aug. 22, 1835; d. March 23, 1909; Urbana, Ohio,
Two children :
a Joseph Russell, b. Sept. 15, 1875 ; m. Olive Stewart.
Two children :
(a) Joseph Gordon Russell.
(b) James Stewart Russell.
b Ruth Russell, b. Nov. 20, 1877 ; m. Charles Kennedy.
Two children :
(a) Elizabeth Kennedy.
(b) Russell Kennedy.
c Mary E. McClellan, b. March 8, 1848 ; m. Merrel
Smith, b. Oct. 5, 1843 ; d. July 5, 1909 ; Urbana, Ohio. No
d Sarah Ann McClellan, b. March 7, 1850 ; d. March 4,
H Thomas Francis McClellan, b. April, 1821 ; d. April
I Thompson McClellan, b. March 2, 1823; d. April 11,
1890 ; m. Mary Lukens, b. in 1828, d. June 9, 1882. Two
a Thomas McClellan, b. Feb. 3, 1860 ; d. Mar. 17, 1900 ;
m. Alma Pickle. Two children :
a Clifford A. McClellan, b. Jan. 13, 1881; m. Mary Heg-
arty ; reside in Philadelphia, Pa.
b Earl McClellan, b. April 3, 1888 ; of Coatesville, Pa. ;
m. June 15, 1909, Mary Harris, of Wrightsville, Pa. Two
(a) Donald McClellan.
(b) Robert McClellan.
b Robert McClellan, b. June 9, 1867; d. Jan. 27, 1901;
m. Dell Pickel. Two children :
100 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
a Bessie McClellan, m. Sept. 25, 1908, Harry Essing-
ton, of 221 North 33rd street, Philadelphia, Pa. Two chil-
(a) Frances Essington.
(b) Arthur Essington.
b Nellie McClellan, m. April 19, 1916, Hiram Frame, of
Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Thomas McClellan, the father and grandfather of the
above children m. 2nd Margaret McCaughey Daniel. They
had two children. Not descendants of Arthur and Mary
' Sarah Love McClellan, b. Sept. 21, 1831, d. Feb. 9,
1913 ; m. Isaiah Fawkes Matlack, b. Nov. 27, 1826 ; d. Dec.
3, 1904 ; merchant, of Parkesburg, Pa. They had two chil-
a Mary Fawkes Matlack, b. March 9, 1854 ; d. Nov. 16,
b Margaret Louise Matlack, b. June 2, 1861 ; m. Walter
Gormley, b. Feb. 2, 1858 ; Reading Railway employe. Three
(a) Ruth Gormley, b. June 15, 1886.
(b) Walter Matlack Gormley, b. March 18, 1894.
(c) William James Latta Gormley, b. Dec. 16, 1895.
2 Thomas McClellan, b. March 3, 1834; d. June 28, 1892;
unmarried ; Pennsylvania Railroad employe.
B Jane Parke, Jr., b. March 18, 1783 ; d. Jan. 23, 1818.
C Arthur Parke, b. May 21, 1785; d. Oct. 31, 1858; m.
Mary J. Reynolds, b. July 1, 1793; d. Aug. 11, 1868; of Wil-
mington, Del. Four children :
A Ruth Ann Parke, b. Sept. 28, 1821; d. Aug. 8, 1913;
m. Jefferson Stroud, Nov. 30, 1843 ; d. in 1846.
B Elizabeth Amy Parke, m. Abraham W. Turner ; d.
Dec. 11, 1906. Four children:
a Arthur Everett Turner ; deceased ; m. Mary G. Phile.
Five children :
a Alice Ruth Turner, m. George B. Suplee. Two chil-
(a) Mary G. Suplee, died in infancy.
(b) George B. Suplee, Jr.
b Arthur Everett Turner, Jr., m. Vera Marshall.
c Jenette M. Turner.
d Gazene Turner ; died in childhood.
e Stewart J. Turner, m. Elizabeth Graves.
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 101
b Anna Mary Turner.
c James Parke Turner, b. Oct. 5, 1860; d. March 5,
d Samuel Reynolds Turner, P. R. R. employe.
All the members of this family reside in Philadelphia
who survive at this date.
C Margaret Jane Parke, b. 1829 ; d. Feb. 25, 1912 ; m.
Moses Ross, b. 1826 ; d. May 13, 1896 ; merchant and real es-
tate dealer in Parkesburg, Pa. Two children who lived to
a Mary J. Ross, b. in 1857; m. Charles C. Owens, b.
1845 ; merchant and oldest born resident of Parkesburg, Pa.
They have one child, Margaret Rebekah Owens, born 1894.
b G. A. Parke Ross, b. Dec. 22, 1860 ; d. Feb. 18, 1903 ;
m. Mary McConnell. Two children:
a Sarah Margaret Ross, b. 1893 ; m. Feb. 3, 1915, A.
Ransaville Frome, of Camden, N. J. Have two children:
(a) Margaret Frome, b. 1916.
(b) Dorothy Frome, b. 1918.
b Mary Ross, b. 1894 ; m. June 26, 1918, George Mill-
ard McCannell, of Philadelphia, of the Penn Mutual Life In-
D Samuel R. Parke, b. Oct. 9, 1833 ; d. Jan. 1, 1899.
Samuel R. Parke was born in Highland Township, Ches-
ter County, Pa., a son of Arthur and Mary Reynolds Parke
and was reared on his father's farm and received his early
education in the public schools. He afterward attended
Blair Hall, at Fagg's Manor, this county, graduating in
1852. He then devoted his attention to farming. He mar-
ried, in 1858, Annie E. Martin, a daughter of Thomas Mar-
tin, of Londongrove Township. She died in 1862, survived
by two sons, Arthur T. and William E. Parke. Mr. Parke
then sold his farm and removed to Parkesburg, Pa., and en-
gaged in the grain, coal and lumber business. This he suc-
cessfully conducted until 1869, when he and others organiz-
ed the private banking firm of Parke, Smith & Co., and be-
gan a general banking business. He was cashier until April
22, 1873, when he was elected president. In 1880 this bank
became the Parkesburg National Bank and Mr. Parke was
continued as president. He was continuously in the
banking business for thirty years. On October 26th,
1882, he again married, wedding Miss Ida S. Wilson,
a daughter of Amos G. Wilson. By this union he has two
children, Mary R., married to Samuel Dodd, and Samuel R.
102 PARKE FAM/ILY HISTORY
Jr. Mr. Parke was elected to the office of county surveyor
for a term of three years, and also as burgess of Parksburg
Borough and justice of the peace. He was a member and
deacon of the Upper Octoraro Church, and was also a trus-
tee and superintendent of the Sunday School connected with
this church. He also served as treasurer of the Parkesburg
Iron Company. He was vice president and a director of the
Parkesburg Water Company and a director in the Parkes-
burg Building and Loan Association. Mr. Parke died Janu-
ary 12, 1899 and his wife, Ida S. Wilson Parke, on March 16,
a Arthur T. Parke was b. Oct. 12, 1859, in Highland
Township, Chester County, Pa. Was prepared for college
in the Parkesburg Academy and entering Princeton College,
took a full classical course, from which he was graduated in
the class of 1879. He entered on the study of law in the
Fall of 1882, taking a course of one year in Columbia Law
SchooV, in New York City, and afterw^ards studied with A. P.
Reid, Esq., being admitted to the Chester County Bar in
1884, and immediately opened a law office at West Chester,
Pa. Mr. Parke is a liberal Republical politically, and in re-
ligion a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church,
West Chester, Pa. He married Clara R. Chambers, of Lon-
dongrove Township, Chester County. They have four chil-
a Arthur T. Parke, Jr.
b William Parke.
c Eva Parke.
d Elizabeth Parke.
b Dr. William E. Parke.
Dr. Parke was graduated from Princeton College in
1883 and from the medical department of the University of
Pennsylvania in 1886, and has been engaged in the practice
of his profession ever since in the city of Philadelphia. Dr.
Parke of 1739 North 17th Street, m. Nov. 6, 1918, Miss
c Mary R. Parke, m. Samuel Dodd. Three children:
Samuel R., William and Dorothy Randall Dodd. He is an
electrician, of Strafford, Pa.
d Samuel R. Parke, Jr., b. 1893, of Harrisburg. Grad-
uate of Princeton University, class of 1911 ; engineer in the
Department of Health; m. March 1, 1916, Elizabeth, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Lauch, of Pittsburgh, Pa.
D Mary Parke, b. April 28, 1787; d. July 11, 1867; of
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 103
West Fallowf ield Township, now Highland ; m. Nov. 2nd,
1808, Samuel Thompson, of Sadsbury Township, Chester
County, Pa. ; b. May 29, 1783 ; d. May 30, 1843. He was the
son of Daniel Thompson, born in Scotland in 1760 and Rach-
el Woolman, of Chester County, who had children, John,
Samuel, Jacob and others. Samuel and Mary, soon after
their marriage, moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., and engaged in
the merchant tailoring business. The situation of Pitts-
burgh at the head of navigation of the Ohio River and mid-
way between the Atlantic seaboard and the west made that
city the gateway of the west through which all travel and
transportation had to pass. This stimulated business en-
terprise among the merchants. They shipped large quanti-
ties of goods west and established branch stores. In 1830,
to meet the changed conditions of business, Samuel Thomp-
son expanded his store from merchant tailoring to that of a
general store. Later he moved to the corner of Market and
Liberty streets and confined his store exclusively to dry
goods and carpets. Samuel Thompson died May 30, 1843.
He was an elder in the old Second Presbyterian church, in
which his son-in-law. Judge Walter H. Lowrie, was also an
elder. Washington McClintock, his son-in-law, and Robert
D. Thompson, his son, succeeded to the store business in
1837, but dissolved partnership in 1844, Washington Mc-
Clintock continuing the business alone and purchased in
1853 the store of his father-in-law's estate. In 1862 Oliver
McClintock, a son, was taken into partnership, who in 1863,
organized a stock company which was afterwards incorpor-
ated and continued till April 14, 1914, a period of 52 years,
when the property was sold and the firm dissolved. Thus,
for 107 years continuously, through three generations, the
mercantile business was carried on by the same family so
that this firm was, without doubt, the oldest firm in the city
of Pittsburgh, Pa. Samuel Thompson and wife, Mary, were
the parents of ten children :
A Rachel Ann Thompson, b. April 7, 1810; d. Nov. 22,
1894 ; m. Oct. 29, 1829, Walter H. Lowrie, b. March 31,
1807 ; d. Nov. 14, 1876.
W. H. Lowrie, LL.D. was a judge of the District Court,
Allegheny County, 1846-51, and of the Supreme Court of
Pennsylvania, 1851-63; and of District Court, Meadville,
Pa., 1870-76. Elder in the Presbyterian Church, U. S. A.,
from Mav, 3 835. They had ^hroe children :
a Elizabeth Parke Lowrie, b. Dec. 8, 1830; d. Feb. 9,
104 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
1900; m. May 31, 1855, William A. McClurg, b. May 18,
1824; d. Nov. 5, 1903. Four children:
a Lowrie McClurg, b. Oct. 17, 1856 ; d. June 24, 1915 ;
m. May 16, 1903, Georgiana Stahl, of Elkhart, 111., b. July
b Sarah McClurg, b. June 3, 1858. Unmarried.
c William A. McClurg, Jr., b. Oct. 31, 1864; m. Oct. 7,
1900, Mrs. Mary Jane Griffen Pound, b. Dec. 20, 1865. One
(a) Jane Lowrie McClurg, b. Aug. 28, 1901 ; d. Oct. 10,
William A. McClurg, Jr., has two step-children:
George Henry Pound, b. May 30, 1888.
Mary Elizabeth Pound, b. Aug. 4, 1889 ; m. Oct. 1, 1913,
Edgar F. Fowler.
d James A. McClurg, b. Oct. 14, 1866 ; m. Jean C. Pat-
terson, b. Feb. 7, 1862. No children :
b Major James A. Lowrie, b. Jan. 25, 1833, died in Den-
ver, Colorado, Jan. 18, 1888. Graduated at Miami Univer-
sity in 1851. He enlisted in the War of the Rebellion as a
private in Company K, Thirteenth Pennsylvania Infantry,
was soon after promoted to the position of assistant adju-
tant general, with the rank of major on the staff of Major
General Negley and afterward served in the same capacity
on the staff of General Absalom Baird, four years in all,
from 1861 to 1865. He married Nov. 24, 1863, Mary J.
Park, of Pittsburgh, Pa., b. Nov. 24, 1835; d. Feb. 5, 1914.
He practiced law in Pittsburgh and Denver. They had
three children :
a Margaret P. Lowrie, b. Oct. 27, 1867 ; d. July 15,
b Louisa Bell Lowrie, b. Sept. 12, 1868 ; m. Oct. 22,
1895, Albert Hawkes Sutton, b. Sept. 22, 1870 ; d. March 10,
1904. They had four children :
(a) James Lowrie Sutton, b. Dec. 4, 1896.
(b) Albert Hawkes Sutton, Jr., b. March 11, 1898; d.
Sept. 25, 1898.
(c) Mabel Florence Sutton, b. Nov. 2, 1899.
(d) Esther Sutton, b. April 1, 1902 ; d. Sept. 27, 1902.
c Elizabeth Parke Lowrie, b. Sept. 12, 1868 ; d. July 3,
c Rev. Samuel T. Lowrie, D.D., b. Feb. 8, 1835 ; m. Sept.
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 105
6, 1860, Sarah Ann Hague, of Pittsburgh, Pa., b. Dec. 15,
1837 ; d. March 6, 1862. One daughter:
a Rachel Lowrie, b. July 11, 1861.
Rev. Samuel T. Lowrie married Elizabeth A. Dickson,
(second wife) daughter of Rev. H. S. Dickson, of West
Chester, Pa., March 5, 1867 ; b. Jan. 23, 1847 ; d. Sept. 30,
1907. Four children :
a Rev. Walter Lowrie, b. April 26, 1868, m. Feb. 9,
1918, Barbara, daughter of George A. Armour, Princeton, N.
b Sarah Dickson Lowrie, b. March 28, 1870.
c Harriet W. Lowrie, b. June 15, 1871 ; m. June 23,
1896, Andrew Fine Derr, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. ; b. May 29,
1853; d. Nov. 19, 1915. Four children:
(a) Elizabeth Lowrie Derr, b. March 21, 1898.
(b) Katherine Dickson Derr, b. Sept. 12, 1899.
(c) Thompson Derr, b. Nov. 30, 1901.
(d) Andrew Fine Derr, Jr., b. July 10, 1903.
d Margaret H. Lowrie, b. Sept. 26, 1875 ; m. May 10,
1899, Harry W. Sage, of Albany, N. Y. Three children:
(a) Margaret Lowrie Sage, b. March 24, 1900.
(b) Harry Sage, b. June 19, 1902.
(c) DeWitt Sage, b. Aug. 15, 1906.
Rev. Samuel T. Lowrie, D.D., graduated at the Miami
University in 1852. He spent four years in the Western
Theological Seminary, Allegheny, Pa., and was licensed by
the Presbytery of Ohio, Jan. 8, 1856. He then took a
course of study at Hjeidelberg University, Germany, from
1856-57, and in Berlin in 1863. He was pastor at Alexan-
dria, in Huntingdon County, Pa., from December, 1858, to
April, 1863. In 1864 he was with the army under General
Sherman in Tennessee and Georgia, doing duty in hospitals
and camps as a delegate of the Christian Commission.
In October, 1864, he went to Philadelphia, Pa., and
was instrumental in building up the Bethany Mis-
sion in that city, with which enterprise he was connected
until April, 1869, when he became pastor of the church in
Abington, near Philadelphia, from 1869-74. Pastor of the
Ewing Church, New Jersey, from 1879-85, of the Wylie
Memorial Church, Philadelphia, 1891-95. Professor of New
Testament literature and exegesis. Western Theological
Seminary, of Allegheny, 1874-78; corresponding secretary
of the Presbyterian Historical Society, 1893-1906 ; vice
president of the Presbyterian Board of Relief 1900-12.
106 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
Dr. Lowrie was the author of "Explanation of the Epistle to
the Hebrews," 1844, 1899; "The Lord's Supper," 1888. He
also translated, in 1901, "Beyond the Grave," from the Ger-
man of Dr. Herrmann Cremer, 1866. Dr. Lowrie resides at
1827 Pine street, Philadelphia, Pa., and has been without a
pastoral charge since 1895.
B Caroline Thompson, second child of Samuel Thomp-
son and Mary Parke; b. 1811 ; d. Nov. 27, 1895; m. R. Cum-
mings ; buried in Philadelphia. No children.
C Eliza Thompson, third child of Samuel Thompson
and Mary Parke, b. Jan. 3, 1814 ; d. April 15, 1875 ; m.
Washington McClintock, b. Oct. 23, 1814; d. July 28, 1870.
Eight children :
a Oliver McClintock, b. Oct. 20, 1839, of Pittsburgh,
Pa. ; m. June 7, 1866, Clara Courtney Childs, b. June 28,
1842. Six children :
a Norman McClintock, b. June 13, 1868 ; m. Feb. 14,
1906, Ethel Lockwood, daughter of Henry R. Lockwood, D.
D., of Syracuse, N. Y. ; b. April 12, 1874. Three children:
(a) Eleanor Lockwood McClintock, b. Nov. 28, 1906.
(b) Oliver McClintock, Jr., b. Aug. 27, 1908.
(c) Henry Lockwood McClintock, b. Jan. 13, 1915.
b Walter McClintock, b. April 25, 1870.
c Emma Childs McClintock, b. Sept. 25, 1874 ; m. June
3, 1902, Thomas Darling, Esq., son of E. P. Darling, Esq., of
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. ; b. May 29, 1863. Four children :
(a) Thomas Darling, Jr., b. July 25, 1903.
(b) Edward Darling, b. Jan. 2, 1906.
(c) Clara Childs Darling, b. April 17, 1907.
(d) Elsie Lowrie Darling, b. March 27, 1914.
d Harvey Childs McClintock, b. Jan. 16, 1885 ; m. Nov.
11, 1911, Fanny, daughter of Charles DeHart Brower, Esq.,
of New York; b. June 15, 1855. Two children:
(a) Harvey Childs McClintock, Jr., b. Nov. 2, 1912.
(b) Bailey Brower McClintock, b. May 5, 1918.
e Elsie Thompson McClintock, twin, b. April 16,
1886: m. April 16, 1913, Frank D. Nochol, of Detroit; b. Oct.
5,1833. One child:
(a) Jeannette McNicol, b. March 16, 1919.
f Jeannette Lowrie McClintock ; twin b. April 16, 1886 ;
m. Oct. 10, 1918, Wallace N. Osburn, of Detroit, Mich.
b Walter Lowrie McClintock, b. June 18, 1841 ; d. Mar.
3, 1911 ; m. June 9, 1864, to Mary Garrison, third daughter
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 107
of Abram Garrison, of Pittsburgh; b. June 8, 1843. Three
a Alice McClintock, b. March 13, 1865 ; d. Jan. 14,
b Abram Garrison McClintock, b. April 3, 1868 ; m.
April 3, 1894, Arjnide De SauUes, b. Aug. 8, 1872. One
(a) Katherine McClintock, b. Jan. 3, 1896; m. Nov. 7,
1917, Capt. Franklin H. Ellis, of U. S. Engineers.
c Clarence Oliver McClintock, b. Feb. 21, 1873 ; m.
Aug. 1, 1904, Mary Falvey, b. May 30, 1872. Three chil-
(a) Walter Lowrie McClintock, b. Jan. 11, 1906.
(b) Mary Garrison McClintock, b. Sept. 24, 1908.
(c) Margery McClintock, b. May 14, 1911.
c Samuel Thompson McClintock, b. Feb. 20, 1843 ; d.
Dec. 5, 1848.
d Washington McClintock, Jr., b. March 4, 1845 ; d.
Nov. 19, 1910; m. Oct. 10, 1868, Anna Gray Colton; b. July
24, 1848; d. Nov. 19, 1908. Four children:
a Mary McClintock, b. Feb. 12, 1872 ; d. Dec. 30, 1891.
b Alice McClintock, b. Nov. 29, 1873 ; m. Dec. 6, 1904,
Dr. Charles A. Graham, of Denver, Colorado ; b. Dec. 4,
1870. Two children :
(a) Elizabeth Graham, b. Jan. 2, 1906.
(b) Charles A. Graham, Jr., b. Jan. 10, 1908.
c Anna Colton McClintock, b. Oct. 5, 1877.
d Ruth McClintock, b. Nov. 6, 1883; m. Sept. 5, 1911,
Norman Brown Tooker, b. April 24, 1884. Two children:
(a) Ruth Elizabeth Tooker, b. July 21, 1912.
(b) Ann Tooker, b. Nov. 3, 1915.
e Cornelia McClintock, b. in 1847 ; d. Jan. 22, 1913 ; m.
John A. Woodman, of Riverside. California. No children.
f Thompson McClintock, b. Sept. 6, 1848; m. Jan. 21,
1885, Elizabeth Dows, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa ; b. Nov. 17,
1858. Three children:
a Henrietta McClintock, b. Feb. 23, 1887 ; d. June 18,
b Elma McClintock, b. Nov. 5, 1889.
c Elizabeth Thompson McClintock, b. May 28, 1892.
g Eliza Thompson McClintock, b. Dec. 1, 1852 ; m. Feb.
18, 1875, William Maxwell Kennedy, b. Dec. 29, 1844 ; the
youngest son of Robert T. Kennedy, of Pittsburgh. Three
108 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
a Frank Weyman Kennedy, b. Jan. 24, 1876 ; m. March
10, 1902, Sophia Burns Moore. Two chilldren:
(a) Caroline H. Kennedy, b. Aug. 2, 1904.
(b) Betty M. Kennedy, b. Oct. 7, 1905.
b Walter McClintock Kennedy, b. Aug. 30, 1880 : d.
Nov. 26, 1880.
c Charlotte Elizabeth Kennedy, b. Jan. 22, 1888; m.
Major Eustace Maude Richardson Cox, of South Wrexall
Manor, Bradford on Avon, Wilts. An officer in the English
h Frank Thompson McClintock, m. May 4, 1884, Stel-
la Updike, daughter of T. Bowdoin Updike. Five children :
a Bowdoin Updike, b. March 10, 1885.
b Frank Stockton Updike, b. Jan. 3, 1887.
c Kenneth Updlike, b. April 26, 1890.
d Madeline Updike, b. Oct. 21, 1892.
e Rodman Updike, b. Sept. 25, 1896.
D Robert Denny Thompson, fourth child of Samuel
Thompson and Mary Parke, b. Nov. 29, 1815; d. Jan. 25,
1883; m. Mary V. Losey, b. Sept. 12, 1818; d. April 14,
1876 ; of New Brunswick. No children.
E Jane Thompson, fifth child of Samuel Thompson
and Mary Parke, b. Aug. 4, 1817 ; d. Aug. 2, 1877 ; m. in
1838, Joshua D. Williams, b. May 18, 1805; d. July 16, 1875.
Four children :
a Emma Williams, b. Sept. 28, 1839 ; Norristown, Pa. ;
m. June 18, 1878, Robert J. Patton ; d. June 15, 1914.
b Ada Park Williams, d. March 9, 1848.
c Jessie Elliott Williams, d. March 31, 1848.
d Edwin H. Williams, b. Nov. 25, 1853 ; d. in Novem-
F Francis Thompson, sixth child of Samuel Thompson
and Mary Parke, b. Sept. 2, 1820 ; d. Sept. 30, 1846. Un-
G Mary Thompson, seventh child of Samuel Thompson
and Mary Parke, b. Feb. 8, 1823; d. Jan. 7, 1846; m. in Oct.
1844, Rev. Louis W. Williams, b. 1806 ; d. April 7, 1857. One
a Mary Thompson Williams, b. Dec. 24, 1845 ; d. July
27, 1915 ; m. Dec. 3, 1867, Rev. Bellville Roberts, Presbyter-
ian minister, Norristown, Pa. ; b. Sept. 29, 1827 ; d. Aug. 23,
1914. Four children :
a Bellville Roberts.
b Fannie Lovett Roberts.
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 109
c Mary Hynetta Roberts.
d Louis Williams Roberts.
H Catherine Thompson, eighth child of Samuel
Thompson and Mary Parke, b. Jan. 26, 1826 ; d. March 24,
1916; m. Jan. 28, 1847, Daniel Reisinger, of York, Pa.; d.
Oct. 26, 1897. They had five children :
a Frank Reisinger, b. Nov. 12, 1847 ; d. Sept. 23, 1909.
b Clarence Reisinger, b. Feb. 24, 1848.
c Mary E. Reisinger, b. July 17, 1850.
d Catherine Reisinger, b. Aug. 26, 1853.
All three reside in Sewickley, Pa.
e Charles Reisinger, b. Sept. 4, 1857 ; m. Dec. 16, 1891,
Clara Beringer, of Pittsburgh, Pa. Three children :
a Clarence Reisinger, b. May 30, 1893.
b Conrad B. Reisinger, b. June 18, 1895.
c Richard Eaton Reisinger, b. March 6, 1897.
I Sarah Parke Thompson, ninth child of Samuel
Thompson and Mary Parke, b. Oct. 31, 1827 ; d. Oct. 1,
1889 ; m. July 2, 1850, James Sturgis McCord, b. Jan. 11,
1822; d. Dec. 3, 1894. They had five children:
a Annie McCord, b. July 10, 1851 ; m. Rufus E. Shap-
ley, Philadelphia lawyer, Oct. 4, 1877. Had one child :
a Hflda McCord Shapley, b. May 6, 1881 ; d. July 27,
1910 ; m. Henry J. Doris, Jr., Feb. 15, 1908. No children.
b Walter Lowrie McCord, b. June 28, 1854 ; d. in June
1893 ; m. in Aug. 1877, Anny Benny, who died Nov. 7, 1916,
aged 60 years. Four children :
a Benny McCord, b. in May, 1878 ; m. Feb. 4, 1904,
Adelaide Patterson. No children.
b Mabel McCord, b. May, 1879. Unmarried.
c Walter Lowrie McCord, Jr., b. in 1882 ; married to a
Miss Reed, who died in January, 1917.
d Sarah Thompson McCord, b. in 1884; m. in 1906,
William Snead. They have two children, born in 1909.
c Arthur Parke McCord, b. June 9, 1858. Unmarried.
Resides in Pittsburgh, Pa.
d Joseph Alexander McCord, b. April 1, 1860; d. Oct.
18, 1916; m. Oct. 17, 1896, Eleanor B. Reed; resides in Port-
land, Oregon. One child :
a David T. W. McCord, b. Nov. 15, 1897.
e James Sturgis McCord, Jr., b. Dec. 18, 1867; m. June
28. 1905, Margaret Louise Patrick. One child:
a Margaret Lilian McCord, b. Dec. 9, 1906.
J Emily Thompson, tenth child of Samuel Thompson
no PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
and Mary Parke, b. Sept. 21, 1828; d. Feb. 4, 1918; m. John
B. Herron, January 14, 1857 ; of Pittsburgh, Pa. Five chil-
a Mary Thompson Herron, b. Dec. 1, 1857 ; m. Rev.
Charles Herron, D.D., a professor in the Omaha Presbyter-
ian Theological Seminary, Nebraska, Dec. 1, 1887. No
b Cornelius Chase Herron. Unmarried.
c Hiarry J. Herron, of Pittsburgh, Pa. ; m. Laura H.
Potter, Oct. 22, 1901. Three children:
a John Potter Herron, b. Aug. 5, 1903.
b Alice Miller Herron, b. Dec. 15, 1904; d. Dec. 15,
c Frank Thompson Herron, b. June 30, 1908.
d George Lyon Herron, of Pittsburgh, Pa. ; m. Blanche
Edmundson, Nov. 2, 1899. Two children :
a Thompson Brown Herron, b. July 13, 1901.
b John Edmundson Herron, b. July 16, 1903.
e John B. Herron, d. in infancy.
E John Parke, 3rd, b. Aug. 23, 1789; d. Jan. 6, 1877; m.
Feb. 16, 1814, Frances Stewart, b. Aug. 12, 1789 ; d. July 31,
She was a granddaughter of Walter Stewart, who died
in April, 1778, and Margaret Andrew Stewart, who died
Sept. 7, 1848, in her 38th year, the pioneer ancestors of the
Stewarts who came to West Sadsbury Township, Chester
County, in 1719 from County Derry, Ireland. Walter Stew-
art, in his will dated April 29, 1778, mentions his sons An-
drew, James and Alexander, deceased, his two grandchil-
dren, Walter and William, and his daughter-in-law Martha,
wife of his son deceased, Alexander, who died in September,
1804. Walter Stewart was a farmer who lived on a large
farm a mile north of Atglen borough, now in part of the
Kauffman farm. He was a captain of one of the companies
of a battalion of Continental troops that were ordered by
Congress to be raised in Pennsylvania. Few men have the
record for excellence of character that was possessed by
Walter Stewart. They had three children :
1 James Stewart, who went west.
2 Alexander Stewart, who died prior to 1778.
3 Andrew Stewart, d. Dec. 26, 1804, in his 68th year;
m. Nancy Boyd; d. April 6, 1814, in her 68th year. They
had fourteen children :
' Elizabeth Stewart, b. Oct. 26, 1772 ; d. April 14, 1797.
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 111
- Sarah Stewart, b. Oct. 26, 1772 ; d. Oct. 28, 1829.
=^ Janet Stewart, d. March 16, 1842, in her 68th year;
m. in January, 1809, Nathaniel McCaughey, d. May 11, 1847
m his 81st year. ^
He came to Chester County from Londonderry, Ireland,
in 1720. They had four children and these had two half-
sisters and a half-brother, namely :
a Enoch S. McCaughey, b. April 6, 1810 _; merchant, of
Downingtown, Pa. ; m. March 18, 1839, Eunice B. Bunn.
Three children : William F., John Alfred and Edwin M. Mc-
,b Nancy McCaughey, b. March 4, 1812 ; d. July 4, 1902.
c Rebecca McCaughey, b. Oct. 2, 1814; d. Jan. 5, 1881.
d Hannah McCaughey, b. May 4, 1817 ; d. Jan. 27,
1888; m. James Reid, b. Aug. 26, 1812; d. July 10, 1877.
The half-sisters were Sarah McCaughey, who m. Mar.
16, 1826, John Gordon and Margaret McCaughey Daniel,
who m. Feb. 22, 1828, Thomas McClellan. The half-broth-
er was Samuel McCaughey.
^ James Boyd Stewart, b. April 3, 1779; d. Nov. 25,
1837 ; m. 1st Dec. 14, 1809, Rebecca Jenkins, b. Nov. 16,
1778 ; d. Aug. 20, 1814 ; had two children, Rachel b. Sept.
21, 1810; d. July 2, 1877; m. Feb. 20, 1834, David Daniel, b.
Oct. 6, 1800 ; d. Sept. 1, 1855.
b Andrew Stewart, b. Aug. 14, 1813; m. Marjorie
Scott. Had six children: Jennie, Eleanor, Rebecca Jackson,
James, John and Scott Stewart. No descendants.
James B. Stewart m. 2nd Feb. 29, 1816, Ann Love,
youngest daughter of Samuel and Ann Love McClellan, b.
April 15, 1782 ; d. Aug. 31, 1830. Had three children,
c Martha Ann Stewart, b. Oct. 16, 1818 ; d. Aug. 1,
1889 ; m. Daniel Thompson late in life.
d Elizabeth Stewart, b. Sept. 4, 1820 ; d. June 15, 1871.
e Mary Love Stewart, b. Aug. 10, 1822; d. Aug. 24,
1911; m. Jan. 3, 1843, George Baldwin, b. June 18, 1806;
Highland Township farmer. Six children :
(a) Theodore A. Baldwin, b. Sept. 29, 1843 ; d. Sept.
18, 1899 ; m. Rachel Hughes, b. Feb. 27, 1841 ; d. June 25,
1917. Three children : Mrs. Eby Baer, Ira and Ella Bald-
win ; b. Nov. 4, 1879; d. April 5, 1911.
112 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
(b) 0. P. M. Baldwin, m. Mary Reid. Have three chil-
dren : William, George and Oliver.
(c) Mortimer S. Baldwin, d. Jan. 12, 1903; m. Laura
.Williams. No children.
(d) Wilber Baldwin, m. Sarah Armstrong; d. Feb. 2,
1902. Two children: Eliza and Chester Baldwin.
(e) Fannie Baldwin, m. Edwin Reid. One son, Wil-
liam Stewart Reid.
(f) Martha Baldwin.
' Mary Stewart, m. a Mr. Irwin, Feb. 21, 1793 ; d. June
« Agnes Stewart, m. John C. Hamill.
' Mary Stewart, m. her sister Mary's husband, Irwin.
» Andrew Stewart, d. Dec. 26, 1848, in his 68th year.
» Enoch Stewart b. June 14, 1783 ; d. April 7, 1861 ; m.
1st Jan. 25, 1821, Mary Boyd, who died July 3, 1842, in her
45th year ; m. 2nd Rebecca Sloan, b. in 1809, d. in 1877.
^•^ Elijah Stewart m. after he went west and had many
" Hannah Stewart, b. May 20, 1785; d. May 3, 1864;
lived with her neice, Mrs. T. J. Gibson, in Highland Town-
ship, Chester County, Pa.
1- Alexander Mitchell Stewart, b. May 21, 1787; d. June
" William Stewart, d. Aug. 24, 1794, in his third year.
" Frances Stewart, the wife of John Parke, 3rd, farm-
er, of Highland Township, Chester County, Pa. They had
six children :
A Sarah Ann Parke, b. 1817; d. 1900; m. Ezekiel
Young, b. 1812 ; d. 1890 ; farmer and stock dealer. They
had four children :
a Thomas C. Young, b. July 1846 ; m. Mrs. Mary Fer-
ree Meeks. No children.
Mr. Young is one of the large property owners of Park-
esburg ; director for many years and since June 6, 1916,
president of the Parkesburg National Bank and one of our
most influential and wealthy citizens.
b Fanny Young, b. June, 1849.
c Clara Young, b. Feb., 1852. All of Parkesburg, Pa.
d Rev. William Stewart Young, D.D., b. July 11, 1859,
was educated in the Parkesburg public schools and Classical
Institute, West Philadelphia Academy, West Chester State
Normal School, and Lafayette College, where he was gradu-
ated in the class of 1883. Took special study in psychol-
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 113
ogy in Lafayette College for two years. Mr. Young mar-
ried May 11, 1883, Miss Jennette Lewis, who died in Los
Angeles, Calif., Oct. 26, 1B87. Married 2nd, June 25, 1889,
Adele Nichols. Occupied mission fields in Woodburn, Gew-
ais, Turner, Pleasant Grove and Marion, Oregon, when, on
account of failing health of his wife, he removed to Los An-
geles, Calif., Nov. 18, 1884. Engaged in pastoral work at
Glendale Presbyterian Church for one year. During this
year the Bayle Heights Church was organized and the first
church building erected. In September, 1896, Mr. Young
resigned his pastorate of these churches and became pas-
tor, January, 1897, of a newly organized Presbyterian
church named Knox. Remained pastor till 1907. In Nov-
ember, 1906, he assumed the superintendence of Hollenbeck
Home for Aged and became secretary of its board of trus-
tees. Served as trustee and secretary of trustees of Occi-
dental College since its organization in 1887. Was acting
president of the college from 1905-1906, securing during
this time an endowment of $200,000. Was stated clerk of
the Synod of California since October, 1892, and permanent
stated clerk of Los Angeles Presbytery almost continuously
since 1890. Received the honorary degree of doctor of di-
vinity from Wabash College in June, 1901. Rev. William
Stewart Young and Mrs. Adele Young were the parents of
five children, all born in Los Angeles, Calif. :
a Arthur Nichols Young, b. Nov. 21, 1890; m. Nellie
May Bailey, of Pasadena, Calif., June 11, 1915. She is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Bailey. They were mar-
ried in Hollenbeck Memorial Chapel by his father, William
Stewart Young. Arthur Nichols Young graduated from
Occidental College in 1910 and took the degree of doctor of
philosophy in Princeton University in 1914, where he is now
in the department of economics. They have one daughter,
Elizabeth May, born in September, 1916.
b Paul Thomas Young, b. May 26, 1892.
c Walter Stewart Young, b. Aug. 31, 1893.
d John Parke Young, b. Oct. 24, 1895.
e Sarah Adele Young, b. Jan. 29, 1897.
B Adaline Parke, b. Oct. 4, 1819 ; d. Nov. 5, 1890 ; m.
Dec. 24, 1846, William. T. Fielis, b. Dec. 16, 1816 ; d. April
28, 1888. Five children :
a Mary Frances Fielis, b. April 25, 1848 ; resides in
Cochranville, Pa.; m. Jan. 16, 1873, Levis Miller, b. 1840;
d. Jan. 16, 1893. One child:
114 PARKE FAIVULY HISTORY
a Amy Miller, b. Aug. 9, 1878.
b Anna M. Fielis, b. Dec. 15, 1850; d. Dec. 7, 1914, at
c Walter P. Fielis, b. May 30, 1854; d. Sept. 6, 1907;
unmarried ; farmer near Lincoln University.
d Henrietta C. Fielis, b. Oct. 22, 1856 ; m. James Town-
send ; no children ; reside near Avondale, Pa.
e John Andrew Fielis, b. Oct. 18, 1861 ; d. July 15,
C Mary Parke, b. Jan. 30, 1822; d. Oct. 3, 1891. Un-
D Margaret Jane Parke, b. Nov. 7, 1824 ; d. Jan. 24,
1904 ; m. P'eb. 13, 1851, Thomas Jefferson Gibson, b. Jan.
15, 1821 ; d. March 17, 1895. Five children:
a John Andrew Gibson, b. Nov. 16, 1851; d. June 8,
b Emmer E. J. Gibson, b. Aug. 17, 1854 ; d. June 3,
c Frances Jane Gibson, b. Aug. 9, 1857 ; d. June 6,
d Ef f ie May Gibson, b. July 9, 1861 ; d. Oct. 12, 1893 ;
m. R. Finney Martin, Nov. 20, 1884. Three children:
a Virginia Martin, b. 1888.
b Chester Martin, b. 1891.
c J. Ray Martin, b. 1893.
e Ward Parke Gibson, b. Jan. 11^ 1866; farmer, near
Parkesburg, Pa.; m. Dec. 29, 1892, Ida Weaver. Three chil-
a Paul Weaver Gibson, b. July 31, 1896.
b Parke Jefferson Gibson, b. July 26, 1900.
c Frederick David Gibson, b. July 27, 1902.
E John Andrew Parke, b. 1827 ; d. 1902 ; farmer, near
Parkesburg, Pa. Was one of six children of John 3rd and
Fannie Stewart Parke, but the only son and last survivor of
four successive generations of John Parke from 1706 to
1902. He was universally respected and loved by the peo-
ple among whom he resided. He filled many positions of
trust. The poor man in need of a bondsman was sure to
hunt up John Andrew Parke. Many a dollar he lost in this
sort of work, but he persisted to the close of his life in help-
ing the poor. He could not refuse their appeal. He denied
himself many of the ordinary comforts of life to do a kindly
turn for others. Descended from a long line of careful,
thrifty farmers, the phenomenal change to his life of pure
PARKE FAMILY HISTORY 115
beneficence is surprisingly great. Mr. Parke was one of
nature's noblemen. His sweetness of disposition, his devo-
tion to duty, his unswerving fidelity to truth and righteous-
ness won for him the profoundest respect of all who knew
him. The keynote of his character was manliness ; from
the cradle to the grave he was manly, and beneath the
rough exterior of the man lay the loving tenderness of a
woman. His life and its mfluence will survive and will be
an inspiration to many. In his boyhood days, in middle life
and in his old age he was always the same kindly, lovable
man. He married Eliza Jane Latta, daughter of Rev. James
Latta, who was pastor of Upper Octoraro church for forty
years, from 1810-1850. John Andrew Parke was a ruling
elder of this church for 34 years, from 1868-1902.
F Fannie Parke, b. in 1831, m. Robert L. McClellan, b.
Aug. 20, 1815 ; d. Jan. 27, 1901. Fannie McClellan then re-
sided with her nephew, Ward Parke Gibson, on a farm in
Highland Township; d. Jan. 15, 1885. (See page 99).
Here ends — as far as the writer has been able to trace
— the descendants of the three oldest children of John and
Elizabeth McKnight Parke, namely : of Arthur 2nd., Joseph
and John 2nd., grandchildren of Arthur and Mary Parke.
Respecting the remaining six children and their descend-
ants I can give but a brief and meagre account.
^ 4th. William Parke, b. May 17, 1742 ; married a Miss
Boyd and removed to York County, Pa. They had three
children : Joseph, Elihu and Agnes Parke.
- 5th. Mary Parke, b. Feb. 24, 1744; m. in Chester
County, John Kyle, and resided near Bealsville, Mifflin
County, Pa., on a farm. They appear to have had but one
child, Isaac Kyle. Her niece, Hannah Hershberger, a close
neighbor, wrote Oct. 16, 1837, to her sister, Tabitha Parke,
of Chester County, that Mary Kyle was then alive and well
at the age of 93 years, seven months and 22 days.
3 6th. Elizabeth Parke, b. Feb. 26, 1748 ; d. before her
father which occurred July 27, 1787. She married David
Cowan, Sr., a son of Hugh Cowan, of Sadsbury Township.
One of her children, David Cowan, Jr., was a near neighbor
of his aunts, Mary Kyle and Jane McKnight, and cousin,
Hannah Hershberger, in Mifflin County, Pa. David Cow-
an, Jr., married in June, 1795, Mary and they had
Jane Cowan, d. Dec. 13, 1810 ; Margaret Cowan, m. Jes-
116 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
se Cunningham ; Susan, Eliza, Harriet and John Kyle Cow-
* 7th. Jane Parke, b. Aug. 8, 1749 ; m. a McKnight.
They had two chidlren, James and William McKnight. The
latter married Tabitha Stewart and they resided with her
parents in Cincinnati, Ohio.
^ 8th. David Parke, b. Jan. 22, 1751 ; d. in August
1798, of yellow fever in Philadelphia. He married Eliza-
beth Cowan, a daughter of Hugh Cowan. They had at least
two children : John Parke, a grocery merchant, of Philadel-
phia, who died in 1797, of yellow fever, and Mathew Parke,
who removed early in life to Olena, Ohio.
9th. Samuel Parke, born Sept. 15, 1756 ; died in in-
116 PARKE FAMILY HISTORY
se Cunningham ; Susan, Eliza, Harriet and John Kyle Cow-
* 7th. Jane Parke, b. Aug. 8, 1749 ; m. a McKnight.
They had two chidlren, James and William McKnight. The
latter married Tabitha Stewart and they resided with her
parents in Cincinnati, Ohio.
' 8th. David Parke, b. Jan. 22, 1751 ; d. in August
1798, of yellow fever in Philadelphia. He married Eliza-
beth Cowan, a daughter of Hugh Cowan. They had at least
two children: John Parke, a grocery merchant, of Philadel-
phia, who died in 1797, of yellow fever, and Mathew Parke,
who removed early in life to Olena, Ohio.
9th. Samuel Parke, born Sept. 15, 1756 ; died in in-
I^ N n E X
Parke Family History l'''20-19S0 by John
Arthur Wallace Scott 33
3ertha Scott 33
Clare B. S8ott 33
DavlQ SOott 30
Edward Scott 53-34
Edith Adella Scott 33-35
Eton r.cott 32-36
George HiOT.phrey Scott 31
Humphrey Scott 33-34-38
Robert S 21-33-35
Stella Virginia 33
Thomas 34 35-36
Emma 34 i
Jackson 34 \
Charles E 34 '
Eton John 34 \
•34 • David Reece 34
T'ary Louise 34
Thfts L. 34
Arthur Valla ce 34
Lindsay, T-Tary 41
McClellan, 62-63- 69-92
Samuel 41 ?•■■ farj Lindsay
Ann Love McClclTan 11^
Sharp, Mary L 96
Sharp, Mary 65
Irvfin, Mercy, dau
of Georges Irv/in
Dorothy Ervin Henderson 59
M- Jar din Guenther of
Hamilton Court ^-prs.. Phi
Erv;in Af^nes Tiero 39
Mary ^teviavt 112
M- a Mr. Irwin
Rebecca Jenkins 111
m-James Boyd Stev/art