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Re: George Parks, 1751 Frederick Co., VA
Posted by: Jeanine Scholz (ID *****7919) Date: December 28, 2007 at 05:25:01
In Reply to: Re: George Parks, 1751 Frederick Co., VA by Heather Park-Albertson of 2006

It has been very difficult to seperate out the Park/s/e that were in VA at that time. However, I believe the following documents may help to show that George Parks, born about 1730 in Hopewell, NJ to John Parks and Mary, is the George Parks that sought the land warrant in Frederick Co, VA in 1751 and later moved to Rowan Co, NC where he died in 1782. I had originally thought that George Parks was born about 1711 but that is an earlier George Parks and a cousin to the George Parks I am talking about. This George Parks who had the survey in Frederick Co in 1751 is a descendant of Roger Parks from NJ

Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrents and Surveys, on 13 April, 1751 - 7 May 1751, Thomas Sharp is designated as assignee of George Parks for purchase of 143 acres on East side of Back Creek in Frederick County; adjoining William Baldwin and David Miller. Chain Carriers - Thomas Sharp and Matthew Allison. Surv. John Mauzy.

Warrant 5/7/1751 for purchase of land by George Parks, Frederick Co, VA:
By virtue of a warrant from the Proprietors Office dated the 13th of April 1751.
Surveyed for George Parks a parcel of waste and ungranted land where he lives on the East Side of Back Creek in the County of Frederick and bounded as follows: Beginning at (A) a white oak by the said creek's side in David millers line thence along the same to (B) a corner hiccory in the said line thence to (C) a pine in William Baldwins line. Thence with the same to (D) a white walnut standing by the said Creek corner to the said Baldwin thence down its several courses to the Beginning containine one hundred and forty three acres.

George Parks Pilot
Thomas Sharp and Matthew Allison Chain Carriers.
John Mauzy 7th May 1751

Deed Book 7, page 511, May 1, 1761:

Know all men by these present that I George Park of Rowann County in Province of North Carolina for Diver good Causes and Reason do hereby Impower and appoint my Trusty and Loving Friend Thomas Sharp of Frederick County and Colony of Virginia my Trusty and Lawfull Attorney and in my name and Stead to Settle all my Affairs and in my name to Sue for and Recover all Debts and Demands either due to or from me...
Wit: John McGown George Parke
Patrick Gilaspie
Andw. Paul
Recorded: 8 Sept. 1762

Rowann County, North Carolina. This day came George Park before one of his majesties justices for..... and declared on the........of Almighty God that he has sold by the help of Andrew Paul unto Thomas Sharp of Frederick County Colony of Virginia a certain tract of parcel of land situate and lying on Back Creek in the county and colony aforesaid for which he pray that Thoms Sharp may obtain a deed out of the Lord Fairfax's office sworn before me this 7th day of August 1762.

Jeanine Scholz


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