|Death: ||Apr., 1887|
Son of William "Will" Parkins & Mary Ann Rockhold. James married Harriett Jane Webb August 28, 1846 in Hamilton County, Indiana.
The Frankton Enterprise, April 21, 1877:
AN OLD SETTLER GONE
James A. Parkins, One of Madison County's Pioneers, is Dead.
We received the news of the death of our aged and esteemed friend, Jas. A Parkins, too late to possibly give but a brief notice in last week' issue, but give below to the many friends of deceased a more extended outline of his life and the circumstances of the lamentable occurence:
James A. Parkins died at Perkinsville on Tuesday, 5th inst. Mr. Parkins was one of the first settlers of that village, the town being named in honor of his father, but the name became currupted to that of Perkinsville. Mr. Parkins was one of the party that constructed the old Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne road, and has often told the writer that he did not see the face of a white man, save the members of his own party,from Perkinsville to Ft. Wayne. But he lived to see the "wilderness blossom and bloom like the rose, fields of waving grain take the place of the copse and marsh, the busy hum of civilization supersede the war whoop of the untutored savage. He was a noble speciman of the sturdy old pioneer, and was honest, truthful and brave.
The funeral was preached by Rev. William Boiden, of Curtisville, on Friday, 8th inst., and the remains were followed to their last resting place by a large number of sorrowing friends and bereaved relatives.
Mary Ann Parkins (1783 - 1854)
Harriett Jane Webb Parkins (1827 - 1899)
Created by: Jamey Deeter
Record added: Dec 24, 2012
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