William Parker
(-Cir 1798)
Kedar Parker
(Cir 1758-Cir 1837)
Elizabeth Parker
(1786-Cir 1832)


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Thomas Norsworthy

Elizabeth Parker

  • Born: 21 Oct 1786, Gates Co, NC
  • Marriage: Thomas Norsworthy on 30 Jan 1810 in Gates Co, NC
  • Died: Cir 1832, Calloway Co., Kentucky at age 46

bullet  General Notes:

See general notes on her father, Kedar Parker, where the children of Kedar Parker are named in their father's will.

The 1850 Federal Census for Marshall Co, Kentucky records Thomas Norsworthy (65 - NC) with his wife Joanna Norsworthy (45 - NC) and children L.A. J. Norsworthy (18 - KY), Nancy A. Norsworthy (4 -KY), and Martha Norsworthy (16 - KY). Thomas is a farmer with real estate valued at $300. This is possibly Elizabeth Parker's husband who has remarried after her death. Note: Marshall County was formed in 1842 from part of Calloway County, Kentucky. The first settlement was around 1818, when the area was bought from Native Americans as part of the Jackson Purchase. The county was named in honor of Chief Justice John Marshall who had died not long before the founding of the county. No additional records for Thomas and Joanna have been found, however, documentation for James K. Norsworthy and family are described below:

The 1840 Federal Census for Calloway Co, Kentucky records Thomas Northsworthy as head of a household with 1 male (60-70), 1 male (30-40), 1 male (20-30), 1 male (15-20), 1 male (10-15), 1 male (5-10), 2 females (20-30). Next door is James K. Northsworthy (20-30), 1 female (15-20), 1 female (<5). Interesting to note that James K. Norsworthy moved to Arkansas ca 1845:
The 1850 Federal Census for Union Township, Greene Co., Arkansas, page 176 dated Oct 1850 records James K. Norsworthy (34 - VA) with his wife Mary L. (28 - KY) and children Menerva (10 - KY), Lee A. (7 - KY), James (5 - Arkansas), Viola (3 - Arkansas), George C. (6/12 - Arkansas), and Iva T. (14 - KY). James is a Farmer.

The 1860 Federal Census for Union Township, Greene Co., Arkansas, page 591, dated Aug 8, 1860 records J. K. Norsworthy (43 - VA) with his wife Martha C. (37 -TN) and children Lee A. (17 - KY), Viola C. (12 - Arkansas), G. C. (10 - Arkansas), Lula A. (8 - Arkansas). Mary L. (6 - Arkansas), Rufus G. (3 - Arkansas), and Sophia (7/12 - Arkansas). James is a Farmer with real estate valued at $1,000 and a personal estate valued at $545.

The 1870 Federal Census for Jonesboro Township, Craighead Co., Arkansas, page 136B, dated Aug 13, 1870 records James K. Norsworthy (53 - VA) with his wife Urilla (31 - Ohio) and children Felix G. (13 - Arkansas), Martha A. (5 - Arkansas), and Urilla K. (2 - Arkansas). James is a Retired Lawyer with real estate valued at $500 and a personal estate valued at $361.

The 1880 Federal Census for Union Township, Greene Co., Arkansas, District 103, page 282B, dated June 7, 1880 records James Norsworthy (63 - VA/NC/NC) with his wife Eurilla (41 - Ohio/PA/PA) and children Mattie A. (14 - Arkansas), Eurilla K. (13 - Arkansas), Julian J. (5 - Arkansas), John E. (2 - Arkansas), and Minnie I. (2/12 - Arkansas). James is a Farmer and has the "Fever".

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Sex: M
Birth: 20 SEP 1816 in Bedford County, Tennessee
Death: in Greene County, Arkansas
Occupation: Methodist Minister
Change Date: 16 FEB 2001

Father: Thomas NORSWORTHY b: 15 DEC 1784 in Warren County, North Carolina
Mother: Elizabeth PARKER b: 21 OCT 1786 in Gates County, North Carolina

Marriage 1 Mary Louise 'Polly' CLAYTON b: 5 JUN 1822 in Calloway Co., Kentucky
Married: 14 MAY 1838 in Calloway Co., Kentucky
Minerva NORSWORTHY b: 1840 in Callaway, Kentucky
Lee A. NORSWORTHY b: 1843 in Callaway, Kentucky
James NORSWORTHY b: 1845 in Greene, Arkansas
Viola C. NORSWORTHY b: 1847 in Greene, Arkansas
George C. NORSWORTHY b: ABT 1848 in Greene County, Arkansas

Marriage 2 Martha C. b: ABT 1823
Married: ABT 1850
Lila NORSWORTHY b: 1852
Mary L. NORSWORTHY b: 1854
Rufus J. NORSWORTHY b: 1857
Sophia NORSWORTHY b: 1859

Marriage 3 Eurilla EVERHART b: 1839 in Ohio
Married: ABT 1863
Martha NORSWORTHY b: 1866
Eurilla Kate NORSWORTHY b: 1868
Julian J. NORSWORTHY b: 1875
John Owen NORSWORTHY b: ABT 1877
Minnie Iva NORSWORTHY b: 1880


Elizabeth married Thomas Norsworthy on 30 Jan 1810 in Gates Co, NC. (Thomas Norsworthy was born on 15 Dec 1784 in North Carolina and died after 1860 in Marshall Co., Kentucky [formerly Calloway Co., KY].)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004 <http://www.ancestry.com>
Name: Elizabeth Parker
Spouse: Thomas Norsworthy
Marriage Date: 30 Jan 1810
Marriage County: Gates
Marriage State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: County Court Records - FHL # 1014853-1014856
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT
Bondsman: Jesse B. Benton
Witness: J. Sumner

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