Names: Adams, Howell, Mobley, Parks, Reger, Robinson, Todd


From: Laurie Huffman [[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 7:37 PM
To: 'Diana Carmack'
Cc: Kenneth Huffman
Subject: RE: Parks Family Lookup

Dear Diana,


I think you will see from this response that a list of names appears simple, but gathering the correct information from our sources can be complex. This has been quite interesting, actually. I hope it will be of help to you.


From the family relationships section listed on page 37, Cooperstown Cemetery: “The Parks or Parke families in this cemetery represent four families of the Daniel and Minerva (Adams) Parks marriage: 1) Absolom A. Parks & wife, Sarah Robinson, 2) John S. Parks (died age 20), 3) Amos M. Parks & wife Catherine Mobley, and 4) Rev. Elihu Parks & wife Eliza. The listing describes every member of the family who is buried in Cooperstown cemetery, but it is rather hard to understand, due to poor punctuation, and the repetition of some names.


I have included pieces of information from the Parks Family Listing, on p. 598-599. These are marked with an (*), and generally represent small things like names replacing initials. The listing on pp. 598-599 is for the descendants of Absolom A. and Amos only.


Please let me know if I can assist you any further.


Laurie Huffman

Brown County IL-GenWeb Project




Cemeteries of Brown County, Illinois 1825-1972

Cooperstown Cemetery, p. 32, 37:


            Daniel Parks (died 15 June 1862 aged 56-2-7)

            Minerva Adams, w/o Daniel Parks (died 8 Nov 1887 aged 78 yrs)


            Absolom Adams* Parks (8 May 1830 – 22 Mar 1875) s/o Daniel & Minerva

            Sarah Hannah* Robinson, w/o Absolom A. Parks (11 Nov 1834 – 8 Jun 1921)

                        NOTE: Absolom A. Parks md. Sarah H. Robinson 16 Mar 1854, Brown Co, IL


            Rev. Elihu Parks (13 May 1838 – 4 Jan 1904 s/o Daniel & Minerva

            Eliza, w/o Elihu Parks (26 Nov 1854 – 6 Sep 1897)

                        NOTE: Any other references to E. Parks on p. 32 refer to Elihu.


Mt. Sterling City Cemetery, p. 230, 262:


            Benonia B. Parks (died 4 Apr 1881 aged 78-3-27)

            Sara Ann “Sally” Todd, w/o Benonia B. Parks (died 22 Jan 1887 aged 66-10-28)


            Joseph Parks (1860-1916) s/o Absolom & Sarah H. (Cemetery listing was ambiguous; proved link w/1870 census, Cooperstown, Brown Co, IL )

            Elizabeth L. Reger, w/o Joseph Parks (1862-1948) sister of Frank Reger

                        NOTE: Joseph Parks md. Lizzie L. Reger 15 Nov 1882, Brown Co, IL


            Daniel A. Parks (1863-1943) s/o Absolom & Sarah H., and bro of Joseph

            Susan “Susie” Howell, w/o Daniel A. Parks (1867-1925)

                        NOTE: Daniel Parks md. Susie Howell 12 Nov 1891 Schuyler Co, IL


            Daniel A. Parks (1925-1956) 506th Paratroopers; s/o Russell Parks & Mary E. Hurst; Russell is s/o Daniel A. & Susie

                        NOTE: Russell H. Parks md. Mary E. Hurst 7 Feb 1920, Brown Co, IL


Innes Stones, NE Quarter of Section 6, Versailles Township, p. 337:


            Lizzie A. Parks, d/o Absolom A. Parks & Sarah H. Robinson (died 11 June 1861 aged 6-2-12)

                        NOTE: this reference is listed as A. A. Parks, which you requested. I have extended the name to match other references.


Miscellaneous Deaths in Brown County, p. 416:


            Edgar L. Parks (died 30 Dec 1958) No other information given. This may be Edgar, age 7, in the 1880 census household of Amos and Catherine (Mobley) Parks.










From: Diana Carmack [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 11:14 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Parks Family Lookup


Would you kindly look up any information you may have on the following people who are related to me?


Thank you!


Parks, A. A.________ ________337
Parks, Absolom________ 32
Parks, Benonia B.________ 230
Parks, Daniel A.________ 230(2)
Parks, Daniel________ ________32
Parks, E.________ ________32

Parks, Edgar L.________ 416
Parks, Elihu________ ________32
Parks, Eliza________ ________32
Parks, Elizabeth (Regar)________ 230         


Diana Carmack

Kirkland, WA