"Cousin Book" by Edith Jackson Hankins [Part 2 of 4].
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Phoebe was sixth child of Samuel and Phoebe Parks. She was born about 1810 and married Jesse Franklin Brown. Phoebe, Theresa, and Robert M. are siblings. They married siblings from the Wm. Brown family. Jesse Franklin was born about 1807. I have been fortunate enough to make the acquaintance of another cousin, Katherine Walker, who is a descendant of Phoebe and Jesse Franklin Brown, through their daughter, Zeleda Emaline Brown, born June 1827, who married Ambrose Lee Stafford. Ambrose was born in 1826. Katherine lives in Tullahoma, Tennessee. Next child of Samuel and Phoebe Parks is our ancestress, Theresa Nancy, whose descendants I have just related; who married Joseph Martin Brown. George was possibly son of Samuel and Phoebe Parks. David M. Parks married Martha A. and they had a daughter named Mary Ellen. David is buried beside his mother in Loy Prairie Cem. I am listing Joseph C. Parks as youngest. Our cousin, Marvelle Muntzel of Dallas, Texas sent me a birthdate of June 25, 1815 or 1817 for Joseph C. He died February 15, 1856 at the age of 39 years and is buried at Point Lookout Cemetery, Shelby County, Il. Joseph married Lucinda Awalt on July 22, 1830. Lucinda, daughter of Jacob C. Awalt and his wife, Nancy Franklin, died January 11, 1895 and is buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Effingham, Illinois. Their children: Samuel L. Parks was born July 15, 1837 in Tennessee and married (1) Emolene Ellis in 1859 (2) Mary F. Dunn (3) Katherine Wiles. Samuel L. Parks died December of 1909. J. T. Parks was born September 13, 1835 and died March 7, 1903. Martin V. Parks was born November 24, 1839 and died December 16, 1889. 46