Charles Rice Parks

#948, b. 28 November 1820, d. 6 October 1911
Father*Robert Parks b. c 1775, d. bt 1840 - 1850
Mother*Polly Hardwick b. bt 1775 - 1780, d. b 1840
     Charles Rice Parks was born on 28 November 1820 Virginia. (became West Virginia.) He was the son of Robert Parks and Polly Hardwick. Charles and Margaret Buskirk were married circa 1845 Virginia (W. Va.)1 Charles and Cosby Lewis were married 18 February 1864 Tazewell County, West Virginia. Charles Rice Parks died 6 October 1911, in near Elk City, Lincoln County, Oregon at age 90 years, 10 months and 8 days. He was buried in 1911 Elk City Cemetery, Elk City, Lincoln County, Oregon.
     He served Confederate Army 4+ years

Charles R Parks
2 Sgt, Co G 17 Reg't Virginia Cavalry
Appears on a company muster roll
for Dec 18=1863 to Mar 31, 1864
dated Apr 30 1864. Present and apptd 2 Sergeant

C R Parks, 2nd Sergt Co G 16 Reg't Virginia Cavalry, company muster Roll
Nov and Dec 1864
dated Dec 31 1864
Enlisted 6 Sept 1862
Wayne Co Va
by M J Ferguson for 3 years
last paid by J R Ward
31 Aug 1863
Bond Bounty due

Head Quarters first Separate Brigade
Department of West Virginia
Charleston, West Va., 23 Jun 1865
I charles Parks, Sergt Co "G" 16th Va Cavalry Regi;ment, C S Army, do hereby give this my Parole of Honor, that I will not take up arms against the United States Government, until I am regularly exchanged; and that if I am permitted to remain at my home, I will conduct myself as a good and peacable citizen, and will respect the laws in force where I resice and will do nothing to the detriment of, or in opposition to, the U S Government.
Sworn and subscribed before me this 23rd day of June 1865. W ? Farmer? Major & Provost Marshall

SS/ Charles (his mark) Parks

age 44; 6'1" fair complesion, yellow eyes dark hair, dark whiskers.2,3

Children of Charles and Margaret

Family of Charles and Cosby

Last Edited=3 Mar 2017


  1. [S60] Dorris Folsom, "Dorris Folsom Parks Family", 9/6/1999 (Atlanta, GA). Unknown comments.
  2. [S111] M. Constance Hodges Lords of Themselves: A History of Eastern Lincoln County, Oregon, I (Eddyville, Oregon: Delcon Historical Publications, Copyright 1978).
  3. [S551] Fold3, online, Civil War Soldiers, Charles R Parks.
  4. [S139] Parks Family from West Virginia to Oregon, Family History, 1975, Lincoln County Historical Society, Newport, Oregon, unknown repository address.
  5. [S6] 1850 US Census Population Schedule, Washington, District of Columbia, US National Archives, Census Place: District 66, Wayne, Virginia; Roll: M432_980; Page: 242A; Image: 486.