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Emanuel PARKS
Rosamond Caroline CARRICO
Margaret RUTHERFORD
Laura Alice TESTERMAN
Louisa __?__
Caroline Jane SPRIGGS
Husband:  Emmanuel / Emanuel / Imanuel / Manuel PARKS
Birth:  1 Mar/Apr 1850, Grayson Co., VA
Death:  aft. 1932
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  George Washington PARKS
Mother:  Catherine COMER

The correct (scriptural) spelling is Emmanuel, but he doesn't seemed to have ever spelled it that way; many secondary sources do spell it with two m's.

Marriage-1:  19 Mar 1868, Grayson Co., VA
Wife-1:  Rosamond Caroline CARRICO
Birth:  1848/9, Grayson Co., VA
Death:  1875/6, Grayson Co., VA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Simms CARRICO
Mother:  Susannah DELP
Marriage-2:  17 Aug 1876, Grayson Co., VA
Wife-2:  Margaret RUTHERFORD
Birth:  May 1853 or 1 Feb 1856, Grayson Co., VA
Death:  31 Mar 1912
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Timothy Allen RUTHERFORD (1830-1904)
Mother:  Rebecca J. MITCHELL (1838- )
Marriage-3:  27 Nov 1912, Grayson Co., VA; Divorced Oct 1916, Grayson Co., VA
Wife-3:  Lorma / Larma / Laura Alice TESTERMAN
Birth:  Nov 1883, Grayson Co., VA
Death:  aft. 1920 census
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Calvin Columbus TESTERMAN (1855- )
Mother:  Lucinda C. "Lucindy" PARKS (1855- )
Marriage-4:  1916-20
Wife-4:  Louisa __?__
Birth:  1855/6, NC
Death apparently:  1920-30, Grayson Co., VA
Occupation:  homemaker
Parents:  born in NC
Marriage-5:  8 Jun 1932, Smyth Co., VA
Wife-5:  Caroline "Carrie" Jane SPRIGGS
Birth:  ca. 1874, Washington Co., VA
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. Mr. WIDENER
Father:  Andrew SPRIGGS (1845-1927)
Mother:  Mary SANDERS (1849-1921)
Children with Rosamond CARRICO born in Grayson Co., VA:
  1.  Sarah Caroline PARKS, b. 1 Oct 1869
  2.  Amos Pilgrim PARKS, b. 13 Oct 1871; d. 17 Oct 1960
  3.  Litmus P. PARKS, b. 13 Oct 1871; d. by 1880
  4.  Jerome Alexander PARKS, b. 1873/4
  5.  E. Jennie PARKS, b. 1874/5
Children with Margaret RUTHERFORD born in Grayson Co., VA:
  6.  Imanuel / Emmanuel PARKS, b. 1876/7; m. 1919/20, "Gincey" [nickname for Jane]
  7.  Daisy PARKS, b. 1878/9
  8.  Evaline PARKS, b. Oct 1880
  9.  Missouri C. PARKS, b. Feb 1884
10.  Alice PARKS, b. Aug 1887; m. 13 Jul 1904, Grayson Co., VA, E.D. OWENS
11.  James Washington PARKS, b. May 1890 or 3 May 1889; d. 12 Sep 1981
12.  Colonel Harrison PARKS, b. May 1892
13.  (Child) PARKS; died young
Child with Laura Alice TESTERMAN born in Grayson Co., VA:
14.  John Washington PARKS, b. 9 Aug 1913; d. 6 Jan 1994
Children with Louisa:
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Children with Carrie Jane SPRIGGS:
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 82):  Mouth of Wilson P.O., Wilson Creek Twp., Grayson Co., VA, Roll M593_1649, p. 218A, PN 9, 57/57, enumerated 29 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Parks Emanuel 20 M W Farm Laborer     Va  
Rosamond 21 F W Keeping House     "  
Sarah C 8/12 F W       " Oct

3a.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #37 of 49):  38th Dist., Grayson Co., VA, Roll T9_1368, p. 423C, PN 39, SD 5, ED 38, enumerated 22 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 22 23 24 25 26
345 345 Parks Imanuel W M 30     / Farmer / / Va Va Va
    _____ Margaret W F 26 Wife   / Keeping house / / Va Va Va
    _____ Imanuel W M  3 Son /         Va Va Va
    _____ Daisy W F  1 Dau /         Va Va Va

3b.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #50 of 64):  Elk Creek Dist., Grayson Co., VA, Roll T9_1368, p. 372B, PN 50, SD 5, ED 36, enumerated 25 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 22 23 24 25 26
442 451 Carrico Syms W M 63     / Farmer / / Va Va (Va)
    _______ Susan W F 64 Wife   / Keeping House / / Va (NC) (NC)
    _______ Marion C W M 19 Son /   Works on farm / / Va Va Va
    Parks Caroline W F 10 GDau /     / / Va Va Va
    _____ Jerome A W M  6 GSon /         Va Va Va

3c.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 49):  Grayson Co., VA, Roll, p. 415C, PN 23, SD 5, ED 38, enumerated 12 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 24 25 26
198 198 Parks Catherine W M 53       / Farmer Va Va Va
    _____ George M W M 17 Son /       Va Va Va
    Jones John D W M 22 S-in-law   /   Farm Laborer Va Va Va
    _____ Laurinda W F 17 Dau   /   At home Va Va Va
    Parks Ames W M  7 GSon /       Va Va Va
    _____ E Jennie W F  5 GDau /       Va Va Va

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #30 of 34):  Wilson Dist., Grayson Co., VA, Roll T623_1711, p. 116B, SN 15, SD 5, ED 43, enumerated 21 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
261 261 Parks Emanuel Head W M Apr 1850 50 M 24     VA VA VA Farmer 0   N N Y O F F 229
    _____ Margaret ? Wife W F May 1853 47 M 24 8 6 VA VA VA Keeping House     N N Y        
    _____ Evaline Dau W F Oct 1880 19 S       VA VA VA       Y N Y        
    _____ Misaura C Dau W F Feb 1884 16 S       VA VA VA     0 N N Y        
    _____ Ailice Dau W F Aug 1887 12 S       VA VA VA     0 N N Y        
    _____ James W Son W M May 1890 10 S       VA VA VA     0 N N Y        
    _____ Colonel H Son W M May 1892  8 S       VA VA VA     0              
Margaret's middle intial has apparently been read as an "N," but it looks more like a "V," to me.  Unfortunately, the census bureau has scribbled numbers over it, so you can't tell for certain.  Listed next to newly married son, Emanuel PARKS, and his wife, "Gincey."

6.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 31):  Williams Pct., Smyth Co., VA, Roll T624_1649, p. 210B, SN 4B, SD 9, ED 93, enumerated 21 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
63 63 Parks Manuel Head M W 56 M2 34     VA VA VA Eng Farmer General Farm Emp N N N O F F 44
    _____ Megret Wife F W 55 M1 34 8 5 VA VA VA Eng None     N N          
    _____ Washington Son M W 16 S       VA VA VA Eng Laborer Home Farm W Y N N        
    _____ Cornel H Son M W 14 S       VA VA VA Eng None     N N N        
    Owens Alice Dau F W 23 M1  5 2 1 VA VA VA Eng None     Y Y          
If Alice is married and has a child, where is her family?

7a.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 30):  S??? Creek Road, St. Clair Twp., Smyth Co., VA, Roll T625_1914, p. 215A, SN 6A, SD 9, Ed 123, enumerated 10 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
* Fm 102 104 Parks Emanuel Head O L M W 65 M N N VA VA VA Y Laborer Working out W
      _____ Louisa Wife     F W 64 M Y N NC NC NC Y None    
*S??? Creek Road

7b.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 46):  Guffy Road, Wilson Mag. Dist., Grayson Co., VA, Roll T625_1888, p. 267A, SN 12A, SD 5, ED 79, enumerated 24 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28 29
* Fm 228 235 Testermon Calvin Head O F M W 6x M   Y Y VA VA VA Y Farmer Home farm OA 197
      ________ Lucindy Wife     F W 6x M   Y Y VA VA VA Y None      
      Parks Lorma? Dau     F W 36 S   Y Y VA VA VA Y None      
      Parks John W GSon     M W  6 S N     VA VA VA   None      
*Guffy Road

8.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Emanuel PARKS (æ 76, b. VA; Wd) is living in Wilson Creek Magisterial Dist., Grayson Co., VA (p. 268A), with his married son, Amos P. PARKS (æ 57, b. VA), and his family.

9.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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