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Pat Kregel (#47015220)
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Rodger Parkey
RE: Parkey relation
Pat, I feel bad that I did not see your message until today. My relationship goes back to David Parkey DOB 1816 Tennessee. In 1850 he is in Union county, the spelling in that census is Parky. The same goes for 1860 census. They are located 25 miles south of the Cumberland Gap. There are plenty of Parkeys 25 miles east of that, and over the border in Lee county. The problem is that I haven't been able to put them together.
I'm out in California and have been doing family research since 2000. Still hoping for that lucky break. Rodger Parkey
Added by Rodger Parkey on Jun 25, 2014 7:18 PM
Barbara Faydean Siler Vanover Gray
Willard Thomas Gray
Did You remove my website I made for my Daddy, Willard Thomas Gray? * I would like to know who deleted my findagrave website I made for my Daddy Willard Thomas Gray!! I made one, my Sister had one made also, ' now I find out that mine is gone, and part of mine is merged with her's .. stating created by her: Pat Kregel and, Did You do this? * I did NOT transfer my management of my Daddy's site to anyone, not to you, not to Pat.. Who deleted my website and then put my bio that I wrote, only, and my 1 photo, and my notes and flowers over on Pat's site? **

* Pat, this note above, I sent to a Mark Thayer II, whomever he is, did He delete my website I made for Our Daddy and combine it with your's or, did you delete my site I made? I did Not authorize anyone to transfer management or ownership of the site I made, personally, for Our Daddy Gray!

You made Your's and I made Mine, and I'd like to know why mine was deleted and parts of it put on your site: Did you delete my page?
Added by Barbara Faydean Siler Van... on Apr 01, 2013 9:37 PM
Scott Parkey
RE: John Parkey
Hi Pat,

I live all the way over in California so I'm not local at all and won't be able to make it.

I've listed John's burial location as I am a direct patrilineal descendant of his, and I do have some information on his burial. The main thing to know is that his stone is one of the many, many unmarked stones that are in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. We don't know which one is his as far as I know, and they all look similar to this:

The same goes for John's son, Joseph, who was killed in a fight and then buried in the same cemetery. John's wife Elizabeth, however, ended up buried in Missouri.

We can say with a fairly high amount of confidence that John is a son or at least a close relative of the Hugh Parkey who appears in the 1790 Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania census. There are several reasons to believe this, including recent DNA evidence. The DNA evidence has proven that John was indeed of the same lineage as his supposed brothers Peter (your Peter) and Joseph. It has also proven that the surname "Parkey" is an Anglicized version of the Swiss German surname "Bürgi," also spelled "Bürki." We match with several other families all geographically centered on the Emmental in Switzerland. Hugh lived next to a "Berkey" family known to have been descendants of a Mennonite Bürgi family from the Emmental... apparently, Hugh was from that family and simply preferred to Anglicize his name as "Parkey" rather than "Berkey." Hugh's immigrant ancestor was probably his grandfather, although we're still researching.

More reading about the DNA results:

And some reading about how in the world we got "Parkey" out of "Bürgi":
Added by Scott Parkey on Aug 18, 2011 6:27 PM

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