Jeremiah Mastin Parkins was born in VA, son of James Parkins and his wife Elizabeth. He married Sarah Haptonstall in 1811 in Greenbrier Co. VA(WV)and moved with other families to Gallia Co. OH c.1818. About 1843, several related families moved to Knox Co. Il. Jeremiah was a farmer and lived in Section 35 of Copley Twp. in 1861.