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Parks, H. S.

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Parks, H. S.
February 28, 2007 05:10PM
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.
by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 608.
[Scott County] [Georgetown City and Precinct]

H. S. PARKS, farmer; P. O. Georgetown is a native of Scott County, and the
son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Woodgate) Parks. He was born in 1823. His
father was also a native of Scott County, born in 1797; during his life he
followed the occupation of a cabinet-maker. He died in 1824. He was the
son of James Parks, a native of Rockbridge County, Va., who emigrated to
Scott County and settled in about two-and-a-half miles of Newtown, in
about the year 1790. He died in 1837. Elizabeth Parks, the mother of our
subject, was born in Fayette County in 1800, and is now living in Scott
County. She is the daughter of Jonathan Woodgate, a soldier in the war of
1812. Mr. Parks received his education from the common schools of his
native county, and in 1841 he began teaching school, following the same
until 1844, when he embarked in the mercantile business at Newtown;
retiring from the same in 1847, and again resumed teaching for several
years, and during the time traveled through twenty States of the Union,
trading in stock. In 1854 he commenced farming and stock-raising in Scott
County, where he still continues upon his well-improved farm of 181 acres.
Upon his farm he has some Shorthorns. In politics he was formerly a Whig,
but now is identified with the Democratic party. In 1858 he was elected
County Surveyor and served eight years. He is a member of the A.F. & A.M.

Parks Woodgate
Fayette-KY Rockbridge-VA

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