Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Elizabeth Parkin

Elisabeth Parkin
1779 - 1867

Eizabeth Parkin was born to John Tuckwiller [1752-1832] and Catherine Riffe [1762-1823] on 08 Nov 1779 in Greenbrier County, {West] Virginia.

She married Reverend Samuel Parkin [1778-1854] on 15 Sept 1812 in Greenbrier County. She went on to be the mother of 9 known children:
Cathy [1813-1813]
Joseph [1814-1817]
Nancy [1815-1892]
Elizabeth [1817-1905]
John [1819-1887]
Ballard [b. 1819]
Rachel [1823-1857]
Margaret [1826-1891]
Catherne [1826-1902]

Elizabeth died on 28 Jul 1867, and is buried at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church Cemetery, located at Fort Spring, WV. Her husband was the first burial in the cemetery, and was a long time minister of the church.


Nicola Carpenter said...

So sad that she lost at least two children very young. Where Catherine and Margaret twins having the same birth year? Ballard is an interesting and beautiful name.

Texicanwife said...

Margaret and Catherine were not twins. Margaret was born on 03 March, and Catherine on 26 Dec.