Lewis B. Littleberry Abbington Parker

Male 1793 - Between 1890 and 1892  (97 years)


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  • Name Lewis B. Littleberry Abbington Parker 
    Born 1793  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1816  Wayne Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1816, the census record for Wayne County, MS Territory, the John Parker household has a son the right age to be Littleberry A./Lewis B./L.B.A./ Little Berry Abbington. The widow (Martha)Agnes Bounds has several children still at home, one of whom is presumably Elizabeth "Betsy".
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    Census 1820  Wayne Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • By 1820, the census record of Wayne County, MS shows Littleberry, age 18-25. and wife (Elizabeth "Betsy" Bounds?), 18-25, with 3 male children under 10 years. They must have married shortly after the 1816 MS Territory census.
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    Census 1830  Jones Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1840  Jasper Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Other-Begin 1843  Jasper Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1843 Littleberry Parker was appointed administrator of the estate of Benjamin Robinson and named guardian of 3 of his children: Benjamin W., James Irvin, and John P. Robinson. Addison Bounds was made guardian of 3 other children: Henry, Susan, and Cullen. This Benjamin Robinson was married to a sister (twin) of Betsy Bounds who had also recently died. This makes sense for Littleberry to be appointed guardian of these children if they were his wife?s nephews.
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    Other-Begin 1849  Clarke Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1849 Clarke County (MS) Circuit Court records: Little Berry Parker was paid $27 for boarding, clothing, and tuition for the school term of 1846-1847 for these Robinson children: Nancy, Emily, John, Benjamin, and James.
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      (note: unsure who Nancy and Emily Robinson were)
    Census 1850  Washington Co, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lewis B Parker 57
      Mary Parker 48
      Elizabeth Parker 21
      Marinda Parker 17
      Martin Parker 15
      Warren Parker 12
      Thomas Parker 7
      W W Allen 46

      residence 83
      Johnathan D Parker 54 NC
      Julia Parker 65 SC

      residence 84
      John D Parker 37 1813 MS (Johnathan's son?)
      Jamimi Parker 33 LA
      Mary Parker 8 LA
      Milly Parker 6 LA
      Virginia Parker 4 46 LA
      John M Parker 2 48 LA
      Maria Parker 0 1850 LA

      residence 88
      Parker Lewis B. 22 1828 MS
      Ann E. 23 1837 MS

    Census 1870  Ellisville P.O., Jones Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • residence 51
      Parker, Obediah 48 1822 MS
      Parker, Rebecca 44 1826 MS
      Parker, Edward 14 1856 MS
      Parker, Missouri 9 1861 MS

      residence 54
      Littleberry A Parker 72 1798 NC
      Mary Parker 45 1825 MS
      Alfred T Robertson 24 1846 AL
      Sarah Ethridge 26 1844 MS

      residence 55
      Jonathan Parker 72 1798 NC
      Penny A.S. Parker 1843 Georgia (country)
      John A. Parker 2 1868 MS

      residence 59
      Martin Parker 35 1835 MS
      Meranda Parker 12 1848 AL
      Littleberry Parker 3 1867 MS
    Died Between 1890 and 1892  Marion Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Littleberry Parker theories:

      Posted by: Jeanette Gartner (ID *****6576) Date: May 25, 2010 at 12:29:42

      1. In 1816, the census record for Wayne County, MS Territory, the John Parker household has a son the right age to be Littleberry A./Lewis B./L.B.A./ Little Berry Abbington. The widow (Martha)Agnes Bounds has several children still at home, one of whom is presumably Elizabeth ?Betsy?.

      2. By 1820, the census record of Wayne County, MS shows Littleberry, age 18-25. and wife (Elizabeth ?Betsy? Bounds?), 18-25, with 3 male children under 10 years. They must have married shortly after the 1816 MS Territory census.

      3. In 1830 Jones Co., MS census, L.B., age 30-40, and wife, age 30-40, have 9 children.

      4. In 1840 Jasper Co., MS census, L.B.A., age 40-50, and wife, age 40-50, have 12 children living with them.

      5. In 1843 Littleberry Parker was appointed administrator of the estate of Benjamin Robinson and named guardian of 3 of his children: Benjamin W., James Irvin, and John P. Robinson. Addison Bounds was made guardian of 3 other children: Henry, Susan, and Cullen. This Benjamin Robinson was married to a sister (twin) of Betsy Bounds who had also recently died. This makes sense for Littleberry to be appointed guardian of these children if they were his wife?s nephews. Addison Bounds was a brother to Betsy and apparently the namesake for Addison Bounds Parker, whom I am now convinced is Littleberry?s son and probably the oldest of his children, being born around 1818.

      6. In 1843 a Littleberry Parker married a Mary Servous on Dec. 8th in Clarke Co. Is this the same Littleberry? Again, this makes sense if Betsy had recently died and Littleberry needed immediate help with his large family, including newborn Thomas J.

      7. 1849 Clarke County (MS) Circuit Court records: Little Berry Parker was paid $27 for boarding, clothing, and tuition for the school term of 1846-1847 for these Robinson children: Nancy, Emily, John, Benjamin, and James.

      8. In 1850 Washington Co., AL census, Lewis B. Sr.?s wife is named for the first time in the census records: Mary, age 48. Lewis B. is 51. Five of their children are still living at home: Elizabeth, Miranda, Martin, Warren, Thomas. None of the Robinson children are living with them; Benjamin and James Robinson are living with Addison Bounds in Jasper Co., MS.

      9. In 1860 Washington Co., AL census, Little B. Sr. is 62 and wife, Mary, is 36 years ? apparently a different Mary as she is younger. Only the youngest child, Thomas is still living with them.

      10. In 1870 Jones Co., MS census, Littleberry is 72 and Mary is 45. Two others living with them are Albert Robertson, 26, and Sarah Ethridge, age 26. Albert later married Mary Edna Beech, daughter of Sarah Parker Beech and Joseph Beech (and likely granddaughter of Littleberry.)

      11. In the 1880 census for Hancock Co., MS, there is a L.B.A. Parker, 82, born GA, and wife Mary, 52, living with daughter, Sarah, age 22, and grandchildren, William and Derotha. This is the only census that gives his birthplace as any place other than North Carolina. This daughter is not listed on the two previous censuses with Littleberry and Mary. That seems very odd indeed. If this is the Sarah Ethridge who was living with them in 1870, the age is way off ? she would be 36, not 22. If it is their daughter, where was she in the past two census records?

      12. Littleberry Abington Parker did not die in 1880 in Hancock County, at least, not my L.B.A.

      13. In 1884, Littleberry Abbington Parker and his wife, Mary Parker moved onto some land in Marion Co., MS with the intent of homesteading, Section 8, T2N R15W. A few years later, in 1890, Littleberry Abbington Parker, using his full name, filed the necessary paperwork but apparently died before it was approved. He also apparently filed it a bit early, leading to the delay. This paperwork also reports that they had abandoned a homestead in Jones County, MS (site of the Mack Brown Cemetery) in Section 24, T7N R12W (where they had lived since 1868).

      14. In 1892, Mary Parker resubmitted the application for the homestead in Marion County, MS, stating that she was the widow of Littleberry Parker who had originally sought the patent. In the paperwork, she mentioned that she and ?a lady I helped raise? had been living continuously on this land, as was required by law.

      15. In 1894, John Gipson testified that he was the husband of the late Mary Parker, widow of L.B.A. Parker, who had filed the homestead application for land in Marion Co., MS. The patent was finally granted in 1895 to ?the heirs of Mary Parker?.


      16. I do no know where Littleberry Abington is buried, nor any of his wives (Betsy and the two Marys).
      17. Argument for some of the other children not named in census records:

      OBEDIAH ? I feel strongly that he is the son of L.B.A. and given that Betsy Bounds father was Obediah Bounds, it seems likely that she was his mother and that he was named for his maternal grandmother. He also carried on some of the family names in his children (Mary, Sarah, Marton). Obediah also had a land patent on a section joining Littleberry?s patented land in Washington Co., AL

      ADDISON BOUNDS? he appears to have been named for his maternal uncle, and he also named his children after family (Little Berry Abbington, Miranda, Elizabeth).

      MARION ? given that he was in Washington County, AL along with all the other Parkers and married there and that L.B. Parker?s name appears somewhere in the marriage record of Marion Parker to Nancy Inman, and given that Marion apparently enlisted in the 1st New Orleans Infantry along with Obediah, Martin, and Addison?s son, L.B.A., I feel confident that Marion is also a son of our Little Berry. Also, on Nancy Inman Parker?s ?Widow?s Claim for Pension? application filed in 1865, witnessed by Addison and Polly Parker, Addison declares that Marion was his brother.

      SARAH ? I have been in contact with a descendant of Sarah Parker Beech who?s mother copied information from a family Bible which names Sarah as the daughter of ?Berry? Parker and the sister of ?Obe?. Sarah also named one of her sons Little Berry.
      LITTLEBERRY JR. ? This seems obvious to me.

      Thus, I have these children for Littleberry and Betsy:
      Addison
      Obediah
      Littleberry A. Jr.
      Elizabeth
      Sarah
      Maranda
      Martin
      Warren
      Thomas J.

      That?s 9 of the 12 children enumerated in the 1840 census records (prior to the Robinson children coming into his household.)

      Littleberry Jr., Elizabeth, Sarah, Maranda and Martin all married in Washington Co., AL. and then all these families moved back to MS and most of them of Jones Co, MS.
      Warren enlisted in the 58th Alabama Infantry in 1863 and was apparently killed during the war. His service record reports him as missing (in action) after Nov. 1863 battle at Missionary Ridge, TN.

      I do not know what happened to Thomas J. Parker after 1860.

      I would appreciate comments, additional information, especially sources.

      Jeanette Parker Gartner

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    Person ID I41713  Roots
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2012 

    Father John Parker,   b. Abt 1770,   d. Aft 1816, of, Wayne Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Family ID F13950  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Elizabeth "Betsy" (twin) Bounds,   b. Between 1795 and 1802, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1843, of, Wayne Co, or Jasper Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married Abt 1816  Wayne Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. (son1) Parker,   b. Abt 1816, Wayne Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1840, of, Jasper Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
     2. (son2) Parker,   b. Abt 1817, Wayne Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1840, of, Jasper Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
    +3. Addison Bounds Parker,   b. 1818, Wayne Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 13 May 1865, Jasper Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +4. Obediah Parker,   b. 28 Oct 1821, Wayne Co,, or Jones Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1907, Purvis, Lamar Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Jessie S. Parker,   b. 1823, Wayne Co, or Jones Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1893, Newton Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. Mary Parker,   b. 1824, Wayne Co, or Jones Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, of, Washington Co, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     7. (child) Parker,   b. Abt 1827, Wayne Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1840, of, Wayne Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 14 years)
    +8. Lewis B. Littleberry Parker,   b. 1828, Wayne Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, of, Washington Co, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     9. Elizabeth Parker,   b. 1829, Wayne Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, of, Washington Co, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     10. Marinda Parker,   b. 1833, Jones Co, or Jasper Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, of, Washington Co, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    +11. Martin Van Buren Parker,   b. 1 Mar 1835, Jasper Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1893, Jones Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     12. Warren Parker,   b. 1838, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, of, Washington Co, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     13. Thomas J. Parker,   b. 1843, Jones Co, or Jasper Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, of, Washington Co, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F13948  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary Servous,   b. 1802, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1843  Clarke Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1843 a Littleberry Parker married a Mary Servous on Dec. 8th in Clarke Co. Is this the same Littleberry? Again, this makes sense if Betsy had recently died and Littleberry needed immediate help with his large family, including newborn Thomas J.
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    Last Modified 29 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F13951  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Mary (..) Parker,   b. 1824, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1894, Marion Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married Bef 1860 
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F13955  Group Sheet

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