From the will of Francis Parker, I know he had the following children and this is what I know about some of them: Abraham Parker, born ca. 1776 - died before 1860, who was married to Phebe Nichols in 1799 in Halifax County, Virginia; Francis Parker, born ca. 1778, Archibald Parker, born ca. 1787 - died before 1880; John Parker, born 1789 - died 1816, married to Nancy Lovelady; and Womack Parker, born ca. 1794 - died after 1862, married to Elizabeth; Tabitha Parker, born ca. 1780 married to William Nash in 1797 in Halifax County, Virginia; Polly Parker, born ca, 1784, married to Thomas Nash; and Lucy Parker, born ca. 1792. Francis’ wife was named Lucy, as of yet I do not know what her maiden name was, but I am wondering if it might have been Womack, since that is an unusual given name. Also, according to the will of Francis Parker, his children: John, Womack and Lucy were all under age and not married. The majority of the time this would mean they were under the age of 21 and from what I have found so far, John, Lucy and Womack, were approximately 18, 15 and 13 years old respectively when their father wrote his will.
I found Francis Parker’s will and inventory in Smith County, Tennessee Probate Records 1805-1833, SLFHL Microfilm #319178, item 1, pages 141-143, 183-184 = The Will and Inventory of Francis Parker, written: September 28, 1807 = probated: December 3, 1807 = inventory: March 1808. He didn’t live very long from when he wrote his will, until it was brought to court when it said he was deceased. He mentions his wife Lucy Parker and the following children, sons: Abraham Parker, Francis Parker, Archibald Parker, John Parker and Womack Parker and daughters: Polly Parker married to Thomas Nash, Tabitha Parker Nash and Lucy Parker. Also a grandson named Francis Nash, son of his daughter Tabitha. Some online trees are showing that Tabitha’s husband died young and left her with just the one child. Francis Parker is giving some of his children land, some horses, with saddles and bridles and some get feather beds as well as a little cash.
None of his children are listed as getting any slaves, but in the inventory of his estate the following negroes are listed: 1 negro boy named Oliver, age 12, 1 negro boy named Joe, age 2, 1 negro woman named Nancy, 1 negro woman named Mary, 1 negro girl named Rose age 11 and 1 negro girl named Mary age 2.
The following is a copy of his will, probate and inventory.
My Parker’s on both sides of my family were from Virginia and North Carolina then went to Tennessee and then on into Kentucky. My good friend Malia’s, Parker line did pretty much the same thing. To see what all I have collected on both of my Parker family lines and my friend, Malia’s, Parker family, you can go to my online tree at this web link: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=vaparker