Jonathan Parker

Parker, Jonathan 
Birth: 1792 Surry Co., N.C.
Death: JUL 1866 Cherokee Co., N.C.
Gender: Male
Father: Parker, William S. , Sr.
Mother: Anderson, Martha Pleasant

             Blythe, Leoma  
             Birth: ABT. 1798
             Death: Cherokee Co., N.C.
             Gender: Female
                   Father: Blythe, Jonathan
                   Mother: Barnes, Annie


Parker, Willis
Parker, John A.
Parker, Clarinda
Parker, Lucinda
Parker, Elizabeth Ann
Parker, Leoma C.
Parker, James
Parker, William Asbury
Parker, Joseph Powell
Parker, Mary Ann


Their son James may have served in the 6th Cavalry Regiment of N.C. See: Parker, James
For more information about the 6th Cavalry Regiment of North Carolina, see:

Civil War Regiments of Western N.C.



Prior to the Civil War, Jonathan and most of his descendants were farmers.

Jonathan first settled on Jonathan's Creek in Haywood County, (then part of Buncombe County). Family tradition has it that Jonathan's Creek was named for Jonathan parker. Jonathan moved to Cherokee County in 1829 and acquired a large boundary of land near Marble from the state of North Carolina. Also, this land later had several marble quarries and three talc mines, and the finishing plant of the Columbia Marble County. Jonathan Parker raised his family in Valley Township, Cherokee County, N.C.

Source:  Cherokee County Heritage.

Birth: BET. 1789 - 1792 in SC
Death: AFT. 20 JUL 1866 in Cherokee County, NC
Burial: Parker Family Cemetery, Marble, Cherokee County, NC
Will: 20 MAY 1866 Cherokee County, NC

SOURCE: Excerpt from OUR HERITAGE by Margaret Walker Freel, the Miller Printing Company, Asheville, NC, 1956, p. 325:
PARKER--(Mrs. Rhuell Parker and Pearl Parker). Jonathan Parker m. Nancy Anna Blythe. The family moved from Haywood County, then Buncombe County, to Valley River about 1830. He took grants of land presently owned by the Columbia Marble County He reared a family of ten children.
When the stars fell in 1833, John A. Parker, then a small boy, was in the yard. He called his mother to get up, saying, "All the stars are falling." She told him to go back to be, that all the stars wouldn't fall. She didn't get up and missed seeing the fearful spectacle.

CENSUS: 1840 Unknown District, Cherokee County, NC: Johnthan Parker 2M under 5, 1M 5-10, 1M 15-20, 1M 20-30, 1M 40-50, 1F under 5, 2F 10-15, 2F 15-20, 1F 40-50.

1850 Unknown Township, Cherokee County, NC: 775/775 Johnathan Parker 60M Farmer 1000 SCarolina, Leomi 53F SCarolina, Leomi 23F NC, James 18M Farmer NC, William A 16M Farmer NC, Joseph 14M NC, Mary A 12F NC, Clarinda (L?) 3F NC, Jasper Moss 17M Laborer NC, Harret Moss 12F NC, Polly Moss 10F NC, Lucinda Moss 8F NC, Lauretta Moss 5F NC.

1860 Valley Town PO, Valley Town District, Cherokee County, NC: 1369/1369 Jonathan Parker 68M Farmer 3100/1000 Union County, GA?, Leoma 62F Greenville Dist, SC, Frances Adams 39M Jackson County, NC, Mary Ann 21F Cherokee County, NC, Lucreta 2F Cherokee County, NC.

WILL: In his Cherokee County Will signed 20 May 1866, Jonathan Parker names his wife and two sons: Willis and John Parker; proven in the July 1867 Court.


Record of Deeds Probated, 1837-1875: Deed of conveyance of 640-acre tract from several Indians to
State, Apr., 1838; deed of conveyance and power of attorney from John Welch (Indian) to Jonathan
Blyth and Jonathan Parker, June, 1838; power of attorney from Peggy, Samuel, Williston, and
William Jones (Indian) to Dillard Love, Sept., 1841

Notes for Leoma Blythe:

Her half-brother Jackson Blythe served as a (Brevet) 2nd Lieutenant, Co B, in Thomas' Legion of Indians and Highlanders. See: Blythe, Jackson.
Thomas' Legion, Loves' Regiment, Company B, Infantry - Cherokee Indian Company

Blythe, Jonathan
Birth: ABT. 1772 S.C.
Death: 1865 Rabun Co., GA..
Gender: Male
Father: Blythe, William
Mother: Osborne, Sarah
Barnes, Annie
Birth: 1774 S.C.
Gender: Female
Blythe, Sarah
Blythe, Elizabeth
Blythe, Leoma
Blythe, James
Blythe, Rebecca
Blythe, Mary Ann
Blythe, Stacey
Gender: Female
Littledog, Quatsie
Gender: Female
Blythe, Jackson

Parker Genealogy