PJoseph Parks celebrated his birthday, born Feb. 25, 1824 a few miles north of Fort Mill. CSA, Co B, 6th SC Regt. Served with son Ledbetter Parks who died in Illinois in 1891. 12 of 24 children still living. His father, William Parks, died in 1852. He was named for his uncle Joseph Parks who was a Revolutionary War soldier. (Fort Mill Times, 2 Mar. 1911)
Joseph Parks, 91, oldest Fort Mill citizen, has never worn glasses except for reading and his hearing is unimpaired. He walks daily and walks a mile to church. Married 4 times and 24 children. The oldest child, W. H. Parks is now 65. Joseph Parks served in CSA, Co. B, 6th SC Vol. (Fort Mill Times 12 Nov. 1914).
Joseph Parks, 91, died at home of daughter, Mrs. John W. Patterson, 5 mi. east of Fort Mill he was born Feb. 25, 1824. (Fort Mill Times, 25 March 1915)
Joseph Parks (jr.?) visited Fort Mill relatives. Resident of Beaumont, Texas. Had been on a business trip to Central America. (Nov 15, 1917, Fort Mill Times).
Miss Mary Parks, daughter of Joseph Parks, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. B. Patterson. She was aged 58. (Fort Mill Times, 22 April, 1915)
Florence Thornwell Chapter, U. D. C., Fort Mill?Submitted by Mrs. Bennie Faulkner Parks:
"Beatrice Parks Faris and Edith Parks Nims came into the Daughters of the Confederacy under Joseph Parks, their great grandfather, a Confederate soldier, who was born February 25th, 1824, his parents coming originally from Virginia. He enlisted at Fort Mill, S. C. under Col. John M. White, at the beginning of the war and served throughout the conflict with Co. B., 6th S. C. Reg?t and was with General Lee at Appomatox. He returned to Fort Mill after the war and spent most of the remainder of his long life in this township. He died at his daughter?s near the North Carolina line in Lancaster County, on March 30th, 1915, at the age of 91 years. Mrs. C. R. Sykes, Mrs. J. W. Nims, Miss Louise Patterson and Mrs. Lula Parks Bolick also came into the U. D. C. under Joseph Parks."
1870 US Census. Fort Mill township.
#187. Joe Parks, b. SC, 45, $1400 real estate; 620 personal estate; Malvina, 25, b. NC; Ledvilla, 25, female; William, 21; Mary, 14; A. B. S., 12, female; John, 10; Joseph, 7; Nancy, 4; Sarah, 3; James 2; Samuel, 4/12
#188. Andrew Parks, 18, was in household of Lerow Houston.
William Parks Will probated Nov. 3, 1852, Will Book 3, p. 253. (Will signed 26 Dec 1831)
File No. 1602
To son-in-law John Alderson, 1/2 land on west side of Steel Creek (wife, Mary)
son-in-law Joseph Parks, 1/2 land
son-in-law Henry Parks.
Grandson, William Clawson, under 21.
Witnesses: R. Stewart, A. J. Giles, S. H. Giles, Joseph F. White.
Sarah Parks, 1847, J. F. White, admin. Estate Records in Case #7, File 284. Appraisers: A. B. Springs, Samuel Johnston, Hugh M. White, John Cathey, James McKee, 4 March 1847. Notes due from David Parks, George Pettus, A. Graham, Joseph Parks, J. A. Parks, J. Knox, T. N. Pettus, William Kimbrell, A. C. Sutton and A. Graham.
Buyers at sale: William Bailes, E. Kimbrell, James Kimbrell, J. M. Smith, H. L. Parks, Elias Faires, R. C. Clayton, J. T. Faires, Robert Collier.
Isaac Spencer for making coffin, $6,00.
G. W. Kimbrell for wife, $74.39
James A. Parks $74.39
Miranda Parks, minor, $74.39 [will later marry Thomas Newton Pettus as second wife and become the mother of two children, George M. Pettus and Martha Jane Pettus.
Case 8, File 346. Joseph F. White makes guardian bond for Miranda Parks; John Bennett was admin of Joseph Parks? estate. .
Jan 15, 1851 report by Joseph White names Maranda Pettus "my ward," and allots her $450.
April 26, 1851, Joseph White paid Thos. N. Pettus "husband of my ward," $510.94.
Sept 28, 1864, Joseph F. White, guardian of Maranda Parks, made oath that all of the foregoing were true returns and commented "Thomas Pettus is now dead."
Joshua Parks was security for marriage license of William Black and Elizabeth Meacham, 7/22/1801.
William H. Parks died, 68, leaving four sons, Arthur, Oscar, Eb., Roy, and 4 daughters: Mrs. H. J. Patterson, Mrs. H. D. Harkey, Mrs. D. G. Culp, all of Fort Mill and Mrs. J. R. McKittrick of Swansea, SC. (Fort Mill Times, Nov. 1916)
R. E. Parks of Fort Mill married Elizabeth Pace Hall, dau. of Charlie W. Hall, Culpepper, VA (Aug 31, 1911, Fort Mill Times)
Mary Mangum Parks died. Wife of E. Springs Parks, 33, Methodist. Daughter of late Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Mangum of R. H. Two daughters, Beulah and Ruth.
E. S. Parks married Leanna Torrence, dau. of R. S. Torrence of Steele Creek. Groom?s sister if Mrs. Frances M. Phillips, R.H. (Fort Mill Times, 20 Apr, 1916.
John Parks, Dec?d, William Parks, Admin. Jan 2, 1810. Appraisers: John Springs, Matthew Goodrich, Benjamin Persons. (York Co. Estate Book B, pp 686-87)
1 tract of land sold whereon deceased lived $4 per acre
1 tract adj. to Joseph Jackson was bought my Nat Owen at $4 per acre
1 tract whereon John Bennett now lives was presented to us by Wm. Parks to value...$2 an acre.
gave off property to legatees before his death: 1 black coat to Joseph Parks; 1 bed and coverlet to John Bennett; 1 black filly to Joseph Jackson
William Parks married Nancy Kimbrell, daughter of Spell Kimbrell. (York County, Estate Records Book O, p. 8)