|Birth: ||Jun. 15, 1829|
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 1890|
Thomas was the only son of the 4 children born to John & Ann (Gornall) Parkinson in Lancashire, England. He was raised in a strict Catholic family. His uncle was a Trappist Monk and his sister Isabella joined the teaching order, the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. Of his two other sisters, Deborah never married and Alice married James Robinson.
There are two conflicting times of his leaving England to set sail for America. In family records and a news article published in Hood county , he was said to have left for England at age 16 in 1845. However, there is another account which states that he set sail on the ship Wyoming from Lancashire,England at age 22 and arrived in Philadelphia, Penn in Aug of 1851. The later seems to be the more accurate of the two.
After his arrival in America, he made his way across several states, finally settling on 160 acres in Johnson county which later became Hood county.
On July 22, 1855, he married his neighbor's daughter, Susan A. Walker and they made their home in Centre Mill Community (later known as Temple Hall Community) where they resided until his death.
In 1855, he professed his faith and joined the Methodist Church.
On Sept 11, 1889 at age 60, he received his naturalization papers with the Honorable H.T. Berry, Judge presiding in Grandbury, Texas
Thomas owned and operated a flour mill on Long Creek at Mill Branch near Center Mills, Texas in 1869 and on into the 1880's, when he put in machinery for ginning cotton. He operated the gin until his death on Jan. 22, 1890.
Bio submitted from family records by Find A Grave Member: ~*Dianne*~
Susan Amelia Walker Parkinson (1836 - 1920)*
Mary Ann Parkinson Tankersley (1856 - 1932)*
John Martin Parkinson (1859 - 1928)*
James Thomas Parkinson (1861 - 1911)*
George Parkinson (1864 - 1879)*
Alice Elizabeth Parkinson Gibson (1865 - 1937)*
Joseph Parkinson (1867 - 1929)*
Isabella Adaline Parkinson Atwood (1869 - 1934)*
Fanny Susan Parkinson (1871 - 1873)*
Richard Gideon Parkinson (1873 - 1936)*
William Thomas Parkinson (1876 - 1940)*
Lucy Lula Parkinson Kelley (1878 - 1914)*
Long Creek Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Dana Ribble
Record added: Mar 04, 2006
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