Please take note
- This is a public Web site, not a private one (if there is any such thing). All information is open to view to anyone using the Internet. Please contact the Webmaster at ParkFamilyReunion.net if you have any questions or wish to update any pages (you can build the email address by replace the word "at" with the so-called "at sign" and removing the spaces).
- Not all Web-based information sources are consistent or reliable, and we urge Park family members to provide corrections wherever they find a discrepancy. For example, many death dates come from the Social Security Death Index (SSDI), while other dates come from various records, including newspaper obituaries. Some dates may be in error, and there are doubtless some gaps. Please contact the the Webmaster at ParkFamilyReunion.net if you have any questions or wish to update any pages if you have any information that can help with this list (you can build the email address by replace the word "at" with the so-called "at sign" and removing the spaces) . To thwart the misuse of these names by non-family members, the birth years of living people have been replaced by the word "living." Should any of these be inaccurate, please let the webmaster know the year of demise.
Pages updated, 2012 to present:
- The home page (where you are right now; updated 10/9/2016)
- Matthais Moran (NEW; added 6/22/2016 for simplification of the Moran/MacKnight lineages)
- Harold MacKnight (NEW; added 6/21/2016; Harold's daughter Ninon was married to Wilbur Jordan Smith, son of Ethel Sloan Park; thanks to Tony and Katrina Smart for getting this kickstarted), and thanks to Geoff MacKnight for additional information. Updated 10/9/2016, thanks to Penny Bristol-Jones
- George Park or Parks (added 7/2/2014; George was the fifth child of Moses Park I and Mary Hill; many thanks to Rollie Taylor for updated information)
- Moses Park I (updated 7/2/2014; added link to George Park (Parks), fifth child of Moses and Mary)
- James Harrell Park (updated 4/16/2014; names and dates for Jessica Pearl Park and Kathryn Mae Park entries)
- John Esten Park (updated 1/4/2014) inserted link to Wikipedia page; added Rebecca Hubbard's middle name (Rosella)
- Kaye Allen Joseph Surat (updated 8/17/2013)
- Alma Louise Park (updated 8/17/2013)
- Photos (added photo of Kaye Allen Park with great grandson Elija, 8/17/2013)
- George Lovelace Park (NEW; added 12/4/12; George is a great grandson of Jesse Park—see below)
- Jesse Park (NEW; added 12/4/12; Jesse is the 8th child of Noah Park—see below)
- Noah Park (NEW; added 12/3/12; Noah is a younger brother of Moses Park who married Mary Hill; Noah and Moses are great grandsons of Roger Parke—see below)
- Roger Parke (new material added 12/3/12; Roger Parke, who settled in Hopewell Township, New Jersey, in 1682, is the founding immigrant of all Park family descendants recorded on this site)
- John Moore Park (1808-1892) (separated Caldwell line; add names 6/24/11; corrected order of grandchildren of Andrew Jackson Park 9/18/12)
- Robert Bryant Park (new material added 8/25/12)
- Barron ancestry (new material added 1/18/2012)
An Expanding Family
When we started this Web site back in 2005, we were just going to focus on descendants of Lunsford Yandell Park and his wife, Isabella Ann Eliza Baron. The pages would therefore be called “The Park / Baron Genealogies.” To our very great delight, we've had so many cousins check in from other lineages that we realized we had to expand our scope to include descendants of Lunsford’s grandfather, James Park (1785-1866) and his wife, Martha Yandell (1785-1851), for which we are grateful to cousin Rollie Taylor. We have also added a Yandell genealogy.
Many of our cousins have visited, inquired, and contributed genealogical information, so we're now expanding our scope even more, to include descendants of Moses Park (1738-1828) and his wife, Mary Hill (1749-1829).
Thanks to Nancy Schwartz, a descendant of Moses’s son, Thomas Park, we now have a page for Thomas plus a page for Thomas’s grandson, Josiah Andrew Park. Both pages will be expanded in due course (along with hundreds of other names still waiting in the wings). Nancy also supplied some photographs, and we've implemented links to them from the names on the Josiah Andrew page. Links to photographs will be in green, with text of the names in small capitals. Stay tuned for further developments!
Cousin Jessica Aileen Caldwell supplied some needed information concerning her lineage from John Moore Park, and after a bit of research, enough Caldwell lineage was identified to justify breaking out the Caldwell line. We've provided links between those two pages.
Cousin Amy Marks contributed her discoveries tracing her ancestry back to Noah Park, the younger brother of Moses Park.
Thanks to The Parke Society’s archives, we’ve been able to trace our lineage back to Roger Parke and his wife, Ann Patison, who settled at the ill-fated Quaker community known as Hopewell Township, NJ, around 1684. This pushes our line back to Moses Park’s great grandfather. Stay tuned for a description of just why Hopewell was doomed (and at whose hands), and the reason our family migrated south in the early 18th century.
For now, only the lineages descended from Moses Park and Mary Hill and Moses’s younger brother Noah and Anna Reed are being actively traced. As new information comes in, the site will continue to be updated. In this ongoing saga, your Webmaster would like to ask the following:
- If you have any genealogical information you’d like to post on this site (names and dates, for genealogies, scanned documents, and especially photographs), please send me a note.
- Please be patient about the posting of information and, for that matter, the changing of the old “Park / Barron Genealogies” to the new genealogical page title, “The Park Family Genealogies,” with its subtitle, “The lineage of Moses Park (1738-1828) and Mary Hill (1749-1829).”
The Parke Society
The Parke Society is a surname organization that helps descendants of immigrants from the British Isles whose last name was Park, Parke, Parks, or Parkes. The Society publishes a Newsletter three times a year (your Webmaster is the current editor), and has a lending library of Park/e/s-related genealogical materials, as well as a DNA project for those who wish confirmation of their ancestry. Just click on the link in the navigation panel, or the one in this paragraph (highlighted).
Who are you? Which Park do you come from?
Where do you fit in with this expansive and ever-expanding family? Take a look at the Park genealogy pages. If you're a branch, a twig, a leaf, or a growing bud on this ever-growing family tree and we haven’t included you, let us know and we’ll put you right in: just let us know where. And if you've got names, dates, stories, or family photographs you’d like to have on the site, send us a scan.
The Park Family Reunion, Chattanooga, 2005
Click on this line to read Cousin Ed’s account of how the 2005 reunion all came together.