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Re: Elijah Piles, Mon. Co. WV
Posted by: Lloyd Shupe (ID *****8785) Date: June 05, 2004 at 20:52:59
In Reply to: Re: Elijah Piles, Mon. Co. WV by Phillip Goff of 321

I believe Henry L. Parks' parents to be William Parks and Louisa Watson, last found in Grant Co., WV, info. Appears Henry wore many "coats" but that of Lawyer is probably not one of them. ; )

"Oren Morton's History of Preston Co., WV.
       Lucian Lone Parks

Henry Lone Parks, a cabinet maker, came from Hardy to Kingwood about 1832, where his sons Lucian Lone and James W. Parks were born, the birth of Lucian L. taking place November 15, 1850. (See sketch of James W. Parks). Henry L. Parks was born March 9, 1811, and the birth of his wife Elizabeth (Garner) Parks, whom he married August 29, 1833, occurred March 11, 1811, the husband being but two days older than the wife. He died March 11, 1882, and she died July 31, 1854.
Lucian Lone Parks followed his fatherís occupation nearly forty years. Before he was of age he drove the hearse, and superintended funerals, having entered into the full possession of his fatherís undertaking business when about eighteen years old. He received a common school education at Kingwood, but while a youth his father moved to Reedsville where he continued as a cabinet maker, and furniture dealer, until his removal to Albright about 1907. (Believe the previous statement means Henry L. and not Lucian, who actually moved to Eglon as an undertaker/cabinetmaker--cs note) During the time he was in the cabinet and undertaking business, he would sometimes bury as many as two hundred bodies yearly. Upon coming to Albright, he built a store and some residences, since which time he has been in the general merchandising and real estate business." (This, too, means Henry L. --cs note)

The Millers that I have in my files are married to Custer & Fike -- Somerset Co., Pa. --early 1800s.

Regards,
Carolyn


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