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Jonathan Park b. 14 Jul 1815 Madison Co., KY d. 8 Jul 1906 IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Jonathan Park

Male 1815 - 1906  (90 years)


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  • Name Jonathan Park  [1
    Born 14 Jul 1815  Madison Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    MILF
    Occupation Farmer, minister 
    PURC Aft 1853  Dale Twp., McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Eventually owned 226 acres
    Religion Became a member of the Christian Church in 1843 
    Died 8 Jul 1906  IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bloomington, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Scogin Hill Cemetery
    Person ID I1638  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2019 

    Father Eli Park,   b. 10 Jul 1787, Rowan Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1858, Madison Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Winifred “Winney” Dillingham,   b. 10 Sep 1795,   d. 19 Dec 1854  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1809 
    Family ID F347  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barthana Quinn,   b. 27 Oct 1818, Madison Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1882, Dale Twp., McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 6 Oct 1836  Madison Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Eli Park,   b. 5 Aug 1843, Madison Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1932, San Francisco, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F1032  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jul 1815 - Madison Co., KY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Oct 1836 - Madison Co., KY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPURC - Aft 1853 - Dale Twp., McLean Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bloomington, McLean Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Ten children.

      He sold his 120 acres “in 1853, and started North with his family, including his wife and six children, for the prairies of Illinois. They made the journey overland and their outfit consisted of four horses and two wagons. They carried with them their household goods and provisions, camped and cooked by the wayside, and slept in the wagons at night. After eighteen days of continuous travel they landed in McLean County. Mr. Park had visited the State the previous fall, on horseback, but had not made any purchase of land, and after his arrival here with his family they spent the winter in a house belonging to Hiram Quinn, whose name is frequently mentioned in connection with the history of the early pioneers of this county. “

      Town founders from Kentucky By David Pittman, Pantagraph staff
      SHIRLEY - There were few settlers around Shirley [IL] until the railroad was completed from Springfield to Bloomington and a depot built seven miles southeast of Bloomington in 1853.
      The depot name - Shirley -was said to have been suggested by Mrs. Corydon Weed and taken from a novel.
      The first settlers around Shirley, the Moberly, Quinn, Park, Lain and Boulware clans, all came from Kentucky.
      From that group, Jonathan Park a farmer living north of Shirley, was selected as the first minister of the Christian Church in 1859. [1, 3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1035] Elder Jonathan Park, pioneer of 1853.

    2. [S1060] Find-A-Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36013131/jonathan-park.

    3. [S1040] Town founders from Kentucky (Park).


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