Four Generations of the Parks Family
of The Eastern Shore Researched and Compiled
by Gail M. Walczyk (Coram, NY: Peter's Row. 1998)
Reviewed by Rebecca Miller, ghote
Four Generations of the Parks Family of The
Eastern Shore, done in family report style, documents the founding
four generations of the Parks/Parkes family on the Eastern Shore of both
Virginia and Maryland.
Starting with John Parks (circa 1652-1709), the
report continues through his great grandchildren, the descendants of his
sons Arthur, John and Edmund Bailey. The research is based on thorough
examination of primary sources of three counties: Accomack County, VA;
Dorchester County and Somerset County, MD. Ms. Walczyk's work on this family
was cited by the Parke Society Newsletter, (1997:Vol 34 No 3, p36) as being
"an excellent example of of what can be learned through the use of tax
records, land records and wills."
An excellent primer on the Parks/Parkes Family
of the Eastern Shore, this work is made all the more useful to researchers
of this family by Ms. Walczyk's attention to detail, particularly in indexing
the many individuals encountered in her research.