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Rebecca Morton Parks
Birth: Jun. 20, 1800
Maine, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 1858
Licking County
Ohio, USA

Rebecca Morton Parks
daughter of Thomas Morton and Salina? (possible Sylvina Gilkey)
Born between 1795-1800 in Maine
died Jan 11, 1858


Rebecca Morton was born about June 20, 1800 in Northort, Maine. (Her birthdate was figured from the age on her cemetery record.) Her parents were Thomas Morton and Sylvina Gilkey. Rebecca grew up in a very large family. She spent her childhood in Northport and married her husband while in her teens. She was married on February 13, 1815 in Northport, Maine. Her husband, George Washington Parks was seven years older than her and fought in the War of 1812. Almost exactly a year after they were married they had their first children- a set of twins aptly named George and Rebecca. Around the time of the twins' birth, Rebecca's family left Maine and moved to Ohio. George and Rebecca had three more kids in the next few years; however, Rebecca really started to miss her family. According to her husband's pension papers, her family's departure was the reason that they left Maine and moved to Ohio around 1824. They first located in Zanesville and then later moved on to Newark. George and Rebecca went on to have thirteen children in all.

Rebecca's husband was injured in the War of 1812 and drew a pension. His leg was crushed by a barrel of pork while going down the Saint Lawrence River. His leg was never the same after his injury and played a part in his death at the age of 54 years. After George's death, Rebecca lived in Union County for a time near her daughter Harriet; however, Rebecca only lived for about eleven more years and died in Licking County on January 11, 1858 from inflammation of the lung. She is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in the Hoover plot. (Her daughter Hester Ann married Jessie Hoover). Her death happened prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. Tragically, two of her sons, John and Cornelius would lose their lives in the war. 
 
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 Spouse:
  George Washington Parks (1793 - 1847)
 
 Children:
  Rebecca C Parks Rowley (1816 - 1908)*
  George Washington Parks (1816 - 1903)*
  Harriet Parks Haynes Stiles (1817 - 1906)*
  Hester Ann Parks Hoover (1819 - 1904)*
  Daniel Burrell Parks (1821 - 1892)*
  Mary Matilda Parks Rawn (1827 - 1922)*
  Thomas Parks (1829 - 1909)*
  Sedwick Parks (1830 - 1876)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Newark
Licking County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 1 -Lot #161
 
Created by: Krystal Londo Kelley
Record added: Aug 09, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15202479
Rebecca <i>Morton</i> Parks
Added by: Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan
 
Rebecca <i>Morton</i> Parks
Added by: Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan
 
Rebecca <i>Morton</i> Parks
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Added by: Searching Willow
 
 
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Love to my gr gr gr grandmother! Thinking of you this day.
- Krystal Londo Kelley
 Added: Dec. 16, 2009
Love to my gr gr gr grandmother! Thinking of you this day.
- Krystal Londo Kelley
 Added: Dec. 16, 2009

- Kathy Londo Barnes
 Added: Feb. 6, 2009
 
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