James Shelton Parks1

#2194, b. 1810, d. after 12 January 1863
Father*Robert Parks2 b. bt 1770 - 1780, d. b 1850
Mother*Polly Hardwick2 b. bt 1775 - 1794, d. b 1840
     James Shelton Parks was born in 1810 Greenup County, Kentucky. He was the son of Robert Parks and Polly Hardwick.2 James Shelton Parks married Susannah Frasher. James Shelton Parks died after 12 January 1863 , " . . in a Yankee prison."2
     He served James S Parks, Pvt, Capt. M J Ferguson's Cav. Co. age 52 years.
Joined for duty and enrolled Sept 6, 1862, in Wayne County, by M J Ferguson, for 3 years.

Jan 12, 1863, Present in Capt Robert H Parks' Company, detached from Capt M J Ferguson's Comapny.

J S Parks, Pri. Co G, 16th Regt Va Cav.
appears on a register of Prisoners of War who died at Johnson's Island, Ohio

Where captured: Wayne County, Va
When captured: April 1 1863
Date of arrival: June 14, 1863
Died June 27, 1863
Disease Erysipilas (Erysissilas)
block 2
Buried on Island.

POW register, Camp Chase, Ohio
Arrested Wayne Co Va
Apr 30 1863
Received at Camp Chase May 8 1863
whence Galiopolis O, by order of Capt ? W Smith
6' 1/2 " age 53, grey eyes, grey hair, dark complexion
Departed 14 Jun 1863 to Johnsons Island

J S Parks
Pvt Co G 16 Regt Va Cav
appears on a roll of Prisoners of War at Depot Prisoners of War, near Sandusky, Ohio
Where captured, Wayne Co., Va
When captured April 1, 1863
Joined from Camp Chase June 14 1863
Died and was buried on the Island June 27, 1863.3

Children of James and Susannah

Last Edited=29 Apr 2016


  1. [S169] , Patricia L Dunford Files, Patricia L Dunford, 3736 N Tucson Blvd, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, 85716, Listed as Shelton in family documents. However, there is a listing for James S. Parks in the 1850 Wayne Co., Census, within the immediate vicinity of other family members, and in military documents.
  2. [S139] Parks Family from West Virginia to Oregon, Family History, 1975, Lincoln County Historical Society, Newport, Oregon, unknown repository address.
  3. [S551] Fold3, online fold3.com, Civil War Soldiers, James S Parks.