I am looking for any information on William J. Park (b: c4/1826 IRE, d: unk) who married Elisa/Eliza unknown (b: c3/1828 NY) about 1850. William arrived to America via NY in 1841. Their children may have included: Andrew M. (b: c1850 NY), Robert (b: c1852), Samuel (b: c1854), Jane (b: c1858), Lettitia? (b: c1856), Hugh (b: c1859), Armina or Anna (b: c1763), Thomas A. (b: c1868).
William's parents may have been John Park (b: c1804 IRE, d: unk)and Elizabeth unknown (b: c1802 IRE). Their children may have also included: Leticia (b: c1832 IRE), Eliza (b: c1835 IRE), Nancy (b: c1837 IRE), Mary J. (b: c1837 IRE), and Margaret (b: c1841 IRE). There was also a Robert (b: c1851 NY) on them on the 1870 Mercer Cnty PA census.
I have located the census pages for William and John (and their families) for 1860 and 1870 in Springfield Township, Mercer Cnty PA. I have located the 1880 census page for Andrew M. Park (and his family) in Worth Township, Mercer Cnty PA.
In 1900, William J./Eliza Park and Andrew M./Mary Park were living in neighboring farms in the Matoaca District of Chesterfield Cnty VA. I am the great, great granddaugher of William's son Thomas A. Park (who was married in 1889 in Chesterfield Cnty VA). I do not know what became of William and Eliza's other children.
I would like to learn more about all of the extensive Park family (William/Eliza had 12 children) and their life in Ireland, upon arriving in American, and in PA. I am curious as to what drew them south to Virginia.
I will gladly share what information I have for them in Virginia.
As far as I known, the name was Park, however I have seen it as Parks and Parkes on the census'.
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Looking forward to sharing our roots.
- Henrico Cnty VA
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