Ambrose Park(e)s Reference Gallery
A collection of documents, wills, and other resources that help substantiate the validity of the information referenced in the Ambrose Park(e)s Database.

"The Park(e)s Collection" - is a collection of written histories and historical documents that have been handed down from generation to generation through the Parkes family. Although I have only been working on my genealogy for a short time, my great-grandfather Roy H. Parkes, Sr. of Lynchburg, Tennessee spent his entire life collecting family histories, wills, deeds, pictures, and other historical treasures. I cannot express in words what this collection has meant to our family not to mention how many others it has helped.

I have tried very hard to check the validity of the information pertaining to the Parkes family lineage posted on this web site. Please remember that every piece of information must be researched and proved or disproved by weight of evidence. Also here you will find copies of copyright-expired texts. These must be considered in the era that they were written. You are welcome to copy information found on this Home Page for personal use and share information with other researchers or genealogical organizations, but this information may not be sold or used in a commercial project without expressed permission.

Other Families (Surnames) that I am searching include the following:

Bobo, Colsher, Cunningham, Edens, Fanning, Felps, Flack, Franklin, Gooch, Hagood, Harrison, Hobbs, Holland, Holt, Lewis, Martin, Moore, Motlow, Pearson, Pogue (Pollock), Renegar, Rountree, Simpson, Stevens, Stone, Sullivan, Waggoner, Walker, Wilhoite, Williamson, Woods, Younts.

Veteran Ancestors In Work!

Welcome to the Ambrose Park(e)s Family Genealogy Home Page. This site will concentrate on the descendants of Ambrose Parkes and his wife Frances Livingston Isbell Parkes from Wilkes County, North Carolina. Four of their sons and one daughter settled in Lynchburg, Tennessee in the mid 1820s. On one visit through Lynchburg, Tennessee to see their children, Ambrose was described by a relative as a small man, a small "white headed Scotchman", and his wife was very large woman -- he called her a "very large Irish woman". All the sons of Ambrose Parkes who settled in the vicinity of Lynchburg were also noted as being large men weighing over two hundred pounds. Ambrose is the grandson of Thomas Park(e)s, who settled on the Rappahannock River in Virginia in the mid 1600's. For more information on this line, search for the "Thomas Parks Family Legacy" by D.L. Parks. D.L. was a VERY thorough researcher who has passed away. My name is John Franklin Parkes and I maintain this Web site.


John Parkes

IT Professional / Family Historian

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