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September 13, 2002 at 11:43 pm #478
searching for parkers from blackfoot indians.September 13, 2002 at 11:43 pm #6318
Where, when were these Parkers living?September 13, 2002 at 11:43 pm #6319
They lived in north carolina about 1830,according to my father.my G-grandmother was Cynthia(syntha) Prudence Parker.She married Thomas Jefferson Armistead in may,1869.
9September 13, 2002 at 11:43 pm #6320
Parker is known as a Saponi name, and NC would be the right location. My belief is that the Blackfoot identifications speak for a segment of the Eastern Siouan (generically known as Saponi in modern times), so your family would seem to fit into that.
Are there any other details in your family lore?September 13, 2002 at 11:43 pm #6321
I have talked to older family members about cynthia and i was told her father was William Riley Parker and her mother was Margaret . They say she was Cherokee from virginia.I seem to have run into a dead end. My father always said she was blackfoot from nc.This was his grandmother.September 13, 2002 at 11:43 pm #6322
There’s a lot of confusion about Cherokee identifications. Some say there was a period in time when the word was used generically to mean “friendly Indian.” Then again, I know how irritating it is to have someone say the family’s oral tradition is just fabrication, as some are apt to say about the eastern Blackfoot ID. If the other relatives were more distant, then you may want to favor what your father said. In my family, we had in-laws who said my great-grandfather was a “Chippewa,” just because that’s the reservation that was nearest, even though he was from parents who were born a thousand miles from the Chippewa (Ojibway).
I wouldn’t know if the Parker name occurs among the Cherokee.September 13, 2002 at 11:43 pm #6323rosebudParticipant
You may want to check around Orange and Culpepper Counties, VA. Linda is correct that Parker is a Saponi name and it is also around Monacan territory. Armistead is another name of interest as being Algonquin as it traces back to Jamestown, 1607. One of the digs occurring right now in Jamestown is on the old Armistead house. Real big name around Tidewater VA.
What other names do you have running in your family. Parker definitely piques my interest as that is one of my children’s lines from their father’s side. Parker, Durham, Dennis, all from piedmont of VA (Saponi territory).September 13, 2002 at 11:43 pm #6324sreamingeagleParticipant
some of these sir names can be very confusing,just for those who want to know parker is also a cherokee sir name.i know many parkers in ok,mo,tenn.but as you know sir names surface in different area s or states as other tribes. bye for now.September 13, 2002 at 11:43 pm #6325
I don’t know much about the parker family,just what I have been told by cousins. My GG-Grangfather was James Miller Armstead .He married Jeanette Ellen Davis in 1832 in Fluvanna county Va. They moved to Roane c. Wv in about 1850?.I can’t find his parents anywhere.Some of the surnames that married the Armsteads are Paxtons,Parsons,Oxiers,Naylors,Wrights,PaynesTaylors,Abshires,–many more.
ArmistySeptember 13, 2002 at 11:43 pm #6326
I’ve heard of the Parsons name associated with Indian families in the SE, don’t remember the details. Wright is a Nanticoke, Pamunkey name. Paynes is associated with Saponi, Taylor is associated with Creek, Saponi and Tutelo.September 13, 2002 at 11:43 pm #6327rosebudParticipant
Your PaynesTaylor, was there supposed to be a hyphen between those? Taylor is a strong line in Greenbriar and Monroe Counties WVA that venture from Orange Co area of VA.September 13, 2002 at 11:43 pm #6328Brenda Collins DillonParticipant
Rosebud, I have a Daniel Taylor (b. 1748) line out of Greenbrier Co.WV. I believe Daniel’s father was William Taylor. There are rumors of NDN blood but I haven’t found it yet. Any help appreciated.
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