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John T. Parker James Monroe Parker
John T. Parker was born at Powells Point, Currituck County, North Carolina on January 15, 1833 and died January 21, 1889.  He married Sarah Wilson who was born on August 27, 1835 and died October 2, 1885.  They had 10 children, one of which was my grandfather, James Monroe Parker who was born April 26 1861 and died April 9, 1938.  John was a ship captain who ran the blockade during the War for Southern Independence with his schooner Sally Mae.  He was finally captured and taken to a military prison at Norfolk.  He escaped and returned to North Carolina.  He moved to Weeksville, NC with his family and is buried in a farm cemetery on Sound Neck Road. James Monroe Parker who was born in Powells Point, Currituck County, NC on April 26, 1861.  He died on his farm in Princess Anne County, VA on April 9, 1938.  Shown in the picture from left to right are James Monroe Parker, his daughter Nellie Carolyn Parker, his wife Maria Parker nee Maria Pugh Cowell, and his son Kelvin Blaine Parker.  Shortly after the War for Southern Independence, James moved with his parents, John T. Parker and Sarah Parker, to the Sound Neck area near Weeksville, Pasquotank County, NC.  James had a farm near Weeksville and he also was a country storekeeper and postmaster.  For a while, he was a lighthouse keeper at Wade's Point Light on the Pasquotank River where it empties into Albemarle Sound.  In 1917, James moved to Princess County, VA where he had a truck farm.

Information and photos kindly submitted by Martin Culpepper, great-grandson of John T. Parker.   No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research.