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James PARKS I
Sarah __?__
Husband:  James PARKS I
Birth:  1767
Death:  bet. 1840 and 1850, presumably in either Knox Co., OH, or Green Co., WI
Marriage:
Wife:  Sarah __?__
Birth:  1778/9, PA
Death:  2 Sep 1868, Green Co., WI
Children:
1.  John PARKS
2.  Joseph PARKS
3.  Elizabeth/Eliza PARKS, b. ca. 1807 or 1811, of Beaver Co., PA 
4.  James PARKS II, b. 4 Mar 1809, Washington Co., PA


Sources:

1. 1790 Census.  James was old enough to have married by 1790, but Sarah was not, so unless she was his second wife, we shouldn't expect to find him as head-of-household until 1800.

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1800 (Broderbund CD-312).  Please see my WARNING regarding use of this database (the numerical data have the genders switched, as is obvious in this record). There is one James PARKS in Washington Co. and one in Mercer Co.  The man in Mercer Co. is too young to be our subject, but the one in Washington Co. is the right age; however, the record consists of two men and no women or children. 
1800 Parks, James PA Washington Co. p. 726 00000-0101000
These data should read:
01010-00000-00
which indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-15 1784-1790 = Son A
1 male 26-44 1755-1774 = James (b. 1767)
Is this our subject?  Did he have an earlier wife, who died?

3.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1810 (Broderbund CD-313):  There was no 1810 Census in Ohio.  In Pennsylvania, there is one James PARKS in Beaver Co. and one in Huntingdon Co.

4.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314):  not found.  The James PARK in Clinton Twp. of Knox Co., OH, is the wrong age to be either James Sr. or James Jr.

5.  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 subjects' son, James PARKS II, married Christine ELY in Dec 1829, and they appear to have moved in with them.  Sarah is fibbing about her age, as most middle-aged women did in her day.  The list was alphabetized, so no neighborhood reconstruction is possible. 

6.  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 2 James Parks 000 000 000 100 - 000 000 001
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 70-79 1760-1770 = James (b. 1767)
1 female 60-69 1770-1780 = Sarah (b. 1778/9)
As women pass middle age and become elderly, they become proud of having lived so long (and may even inflate their age, as men are also inclined to do).  Listed three lines from their son, James PARKS II

7.  1850 Cenus:  Monroe, Green Co., WI, p. 99, 164-172 (data courtesy  of Lynda Bowersock):
John Ely 41 farm 1000 PA
Eliza 43     PA
[six children of John & Eliza]        
Sarah Parks 71     PA
The only other PARKS in the county is Sarah's son, James PARKS II

8.  1860 Cenus:  Town of Monroe, Green Co., WI, p. 286 (p. 68), 548-66 (data courtesy  of Lynda Bowersock):
John Ely 52 farm 3500/800 PA
Elizabeth 53     PA
[five children of John & Eliza]        
Sarah Parks 82     PA

9.  Mary Ellison Wood.  1918.  Abstracts of Wills and Administrations of Allegheny County, Penna.  Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania VII(1):44-61.  On p. 58:
Margaret Logan of Beaver Township, Beaver County, dated June 2, 1800, proved April 4, 1801; Children: John, Rachel, Mary and Ketty; father and mother mentioned but not named; John Sharp and brother Samuel Parks executors; witnesses Thomas Hughes, James Alcorn and James Parks. 1, p. 152.

10.  Email from Lynda Bowersock.


Data that may or may not apply to our subject:

.  U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. The Official Land Patent Records Office.
Date Certificate No. Land Office Patented By Acres Location State County*
26 Aug 1823 274 Wooster James Parks of Jefferson County Ohio 80 E½ SE¼ S8.T25N.R17W OH Richland
*The county is not given on the original certificate, which describes the location of the land solely in terms of Aliquot, Section, Township, and Range.  The county names must have been added to the database at some later time, probably when the certificate data were computerized.

Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314):
1820 Park, James OH Knox Co. Clinton Twp. p. 95
Not our subject (see next source).

Family Quest Archives:  Ohio Federal Census 1820:  Clark, Coshocton, Gallia, Hocking, Huron, Knox, Lawrence, Meigs, and Monroe Counties.  Heritage Quest CD M33-88 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen).
1820 OH Knox Co. Clinton Twp. HQ p. 153 Census p. 95 James Park 310100-21100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 males 9 or under 1810-1820
1 male 10-15 1804-1810
1 male 16-25 1794-1804 = James
2 females 9 or under 1810-1820
1 female 10-15 1804-1810
1 female 16-25 1794-1804
This is not our subject, nor is it his son.

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