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Dr William Parks Bond

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Dr William Parks Bond

  • Birth 7 Feb 1832 Hall County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 14 Jul 1898 Lithonia, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Lithonia, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 25126927

William Parks Bond was the son of Joseph Ballenger Bond, Jr., and his wife Sarah (Baker). He was named after Rev. William Parks, the pastor who founded Rock Chapel Methodist Church.

William married twice. His first wife was Sarah Ann Born, daughter of John Morgan Born and Emily Morris, whom he married on 13 Mar 1855 in DeKalb County. They had three children: John Edgar, Clara Emily, and Joseph Herbert. His second wife was Sarah Ann Lamkin Harris, daughter of Benjamin H. Lamkin and Permelia Niblack, and widow of Daniel Harris. William married her on 31 Oct 1877 in Gwinnett County, and they had just one child, daughter Annie Parks.

W. P. Bond studied medicine under a Dr. Reagan of Lithonia for two years before attending the Georgia Medical College at Augusta. He graduated in 1855, returned to DeKalb County, and practiced medicine there for the rest of his life. When he died, it was said that he was one of the most widely known citizens of the county because he had ministered to nearly every family.

Besides his practice, Dr. Bond was a good businessman, owning extensive farming interests, and he was also active in politics. He served as both state senator (1880-1881) and state representative (1884-1885). While in the legislature, he was influential in passage of a bill to enlarge and improve the state insane asylum. Back home, he was a county commissioner for years although he never would accept pay for the position.

A lifelong Methodist, Dr. Bond was active in the Rock Chapel Church, teaching Sunday school classes when he was younger. Once he was living in Lithonia, he helped to establish a Methodist church there, a leader in it until his death.

In Rock Chapel Historic Cemetery, there is a monument to Dr. William Parks Bond, where he is buried with his first wife and two sons, Edgar and Herbert. His second wife is buried in Redan Cemetery, DeKalb County, next to their daughter Annie Parks (Bond) Matthews.




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  • Created by: Suellen
  • Added: 7 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25126927
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr William Parks Bond (7 Feb 1832–14 Jul 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25126927, citing Rock Chapel Historic Cemetery, Lithonia, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Suellen (contributor 46975245) .