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James PARKS II
Christine A. ELY
Husband:  James PARKS II
Birth:  4 Mar 1809, Washington Co., PA
Death:  14 Jan 1897, Sutherland, O'Brien Co., IA
Father:  James PARKS I
Mother:  Sarah  __?__
Marriage:  31 Dec 1829, Knox Co., OH
Wife:  Christine / Christina / Chrystia A. ELY
Birth:  1 Jan 1812, PA
Death:  5 May 1898, O'Brien Co., IA
Father:  John ELY
Mother:  Catharine JOHNSONBACH
Children:
born in Harrison Twp., Knox Co., OH:
1.  Harriet PARKS, b. 8 Mar 1831 
2.  William PARKS, b. 1834; d. 27 Aug 1925, Monroe Twp., Green Co., WI; m. 8 Nov 1855, Green Co., WI, Angeline C. BENNETT (b. 1836, OH; d. 15 Jun 1915, Franklin Co., IA)
3.  Keziah PARKS, b. Apr 1836
4.  Sarah J. PARKS, b. 1838/9; m. 8 Oct 1870, Monticello, WI, Sherman SAMPSON
5.  James PARKS III, b. 10 Aug 1841; d. 27 Mar 1925, Sutherland, O'Brien Co., IA; m. 28 Jan 1864, Martha H. HILTON (b. 25 Mar 1841, ME; d. 3 Jan 1893, IA)
6.  John PARKS, b. 1843/4; m. 22 Nov 1865, Green Co., WI, Jane A. LOVELAND
7.  Mary PARKS, b. 1845/6
7.  Isaiah PARKS, b. 1847/8; m. 4 Jul 1883, Poweshiek Co., IA, Flora P. CHEW

born in Monroe Twp., Green Co., WI:
8.  Jennett PARKS, b. ca. 1852; m. 19 Feb 1874, Green Co., WI, Corvin JOHNSON
9.  Leonard PARKS, b. ca. 1854; m1. Mary E. __?__; m2. 24 May 1893, Poweshiek Co., IA, Millie P. RILEY 

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Sources:

1.  Liahona Research (Orem, UT), compilers.  1996.  Marriage Index:  Ohio, 1789-1850.  (Broderbund CD-400):
Eley, Christine Parker, James Dec 31, 1829 Knox Co.

2.  NARA. 1949.  Fifth Census of the United States, 1830, Population Schedules, Volume 9, Roll 134, Ohio.  File Microcopy No. 19.  National Archives, Washington, DC  (Family Quest Archives:  Ohio Federal Census 1830:  Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lawrence, and Licking Counties.  Heritage Quest CD M19-134; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen).
1830 OH Knox Co. Harrison Twp. p. 221A Parks James 000 010 001 - 000 100 100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = James Jr. (b. 1809)
1 male 60-69 1760-1770 = James Sr. (b. 1767)
1 female 15-19 1810-1815 = Christine (b. 1812)
1 female 40-49 1780-1790 = Sarah (b. 1778/9)
Our newlyweds are living with the groom's parents, and this record makes it a virtual certainty that James PARKS's father is another James PARKS.  The list is alphabetical, so no neighborhood reconstruction is possible. 

3.  NARA.  1967.  Population Schedules of the Sixth Census of the United States, 1840, Roll 406, Ohio, Volume 13 (211-412): Knox County.  Microcopy No. 704. National Archives Microfilm Publications, Washington, DC  (Family Quest Archives:  Ohio Federal Census 1840:  Knox County.  Heritage Quest CD M704-406; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen).
1840 OH Knox Co. Harrison Twp. p. 272B Line 5 James Parks 010 001 - 210 010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = William (b. 1834)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = James (b. 1809)
2 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Sarah (b. 1838/9)
= Keziah (b. 1836)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Harriet (b. 1831)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Christine
Living three doors down from James's father, James PARKS I

4.  Family Quest Archives:  Wisconsin Federal Census 1850: Green and Iowa Counties.  Heritage Quest CD M432-999:  The Town of Washington Dist., Green Co., WI, p. 294A, 55/55, enumerated 23 Aug 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
James Parks 41 Farmer 1000 Pennsylvania
Chrystia A " 38     "
William    " 16     Ohio
Keziah     " 14     "
Sarah J    " 11     "
James Jr   "  9     "
John       "  6     "
Mary       "  4     "
Isaiah     "  2     "
John Ealy 74 none   Pennsylvania
John EALY/ELY is Christine's father.  Living next door to Christine's brother, Henry ELY.  Other than his widowed mother, James is the only PARKS in the county.

5.  Messages posted to the Knox County, Ohio, Board (online at Ancestry.com).

6.  Email from Lynda Bowersock.

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