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View Tree for John Parke IJohn Parke I (b. Abt. 1677, d. Abt. 1757)

John Parke I (son of Roger Parke I and Ann Patison)2974, 2975 was born Abt. 1677 in Hexham, Northumberland Co, England2976, 2977, and died Abt. 1757 in Hunterdon Co, NJ2978, 2979. He married Sarah Smith on 1699 in Hopewell, Hunterdon Co, NJ2980, 2981, daughter of Andrew Smith II and Sarah Foster.

 Includes NotesNotes for John Parke I:

John Park 1 received a 1753 land grant surveyed by George Washington in 1750 Parks Hollow. (Fairfax land records). May be son from previous marriage.

When John Parke'a father moved his family from Burlington Co. to Hunterdon Co. N.J. in the late 1690's, John would have been in his teens. And by 1703 he had married Sarah, the daughter of Andrew Smith who had undoubtedly surveyed the large Parke tract of land at Hopewell, which is said to have been given that name by Andrew. Under "Chronological History' on p. 295 of Hopewell Valley Heritage by Alice Blackwell Lewis, Andrew Smith is listed in 1688 (which is also the year in which he first bought land there) as "a professional surveyor"

John Parke, son of Roger, married Sarah, daughter of the first Andrew Smith, who bought land in Hopewell in 1688, and his deed is the first recorded document bearing the name of "Hopewell." The Parke family and Andrew Smith, Senior, were also Quakers, but there being no church of their faith nearer than Stony Brook, near Princeton, they all contributed toward the support of the Presbyterian church at Pennington. John Parke was one of the first constables of Hopewell Township in 1705, and served as juror in 1706. In 1721 he served on the Grand Jury with his brother, Roger Parke, Jr., James Stout of Amwell, and David and Freegift Stout of Hopewell.

Christened on 28 Feb 1703 in St. Mary’s Church , Burlington Co., NJ
Believed to have been killed by Indians and his body propped up on a post for all to see.

More About John Parke I and Sarah Smith:
Marriage: 1699, Hopewell, Hunterdon Co, NJ.2982, 2983

Children of John Parke I and Sarah Smith are:
  1. +John Parke II, b. 1706, Hopewell Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ2984, 2985, d. 1762, Hampshire Co, VA2986, 2987.
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