REV. SAMUEL PARKIN
[this is the only legible inscription I can read on this stone]
REV. SAMUEL ELIZABETH TUCKWILLER
APRIL 21, 1778 NOV. 8, 1779
JAN. 19, 1854 JULY 28, 1867
FOUNDER OF MT. VERNON METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST BURIAL IN CEMETERY
The so of pioneers, James PARKIN and Elizabeth BONDURANT, Samuel married Elizbeth TUCKWILLER on 15 Sept. 1812 in Greenbrier County [West] Virginia. He was a Methodist minister, and the couple had at least 9 known children:
Joseph [1814 - 1817]
Nancy Morgan [1815 - 1892]
Elizabeth Deskins [1817 - 1905]
John Adams [1819 - 1887]
Ballard Smith [1819 - ?]
Rachel [1823 - 1857]
Margaret Smith [1826 - 1891]
Catherine [1826 - 1902]
It is through their daughter, Margaret Smith Perkins, that I am descended. Margaret was my great-grandmother. Margaret married William McHarvey Bean [1832-1890]. Their son John Monroe Bean [1866-1954] was my grandfather.
Rev. Samuel Parkin and his wife, Elizabeth Tuckwiller Parkin, are buried at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church cemetery, in the upper ["old"] cemetery, located to the rear to the church.
Samuel was a founder of the church, and was the first burial in the cemetery.