ROBERT LAW PARK is descended from Irish ancestry. His great-grandfather, Samuel Park, came from the North of Ireland and settled in Lancaster county, Penn. He afterward married Margaret Marshall, who had crossed the ocean in the same ship, and they had five children.
John Park, son of Samuel and Margaret, was born December 18, 1758, and in 1777 came to Cecil township, Washington Co., Penn. In June, 1787, he married Sarah, daughter of Judge John McDowell, who resided in North Strabane township, this county. Their children were ten in number. John Park died May 31, 1832, and Sarah, his wife, passed away April 6, 1857; their remains lie in the Chartiers graveyard.
William Park, son of John and Sarah, was born July 15, 1797, in Cecil township, Washington Co., Penn. In 1831 he bought some 300 acres of land in Peters township, Washington Co., Penn. On October 29, 1833, he was married to Jane Law, and they had seven children. William Park entered into his eternal rest November 6, 1870; Jane his wife, survived him till July 15, 1892; their remains rest in the Centre graveyard.
Robert Law Park, son of William and Jane, was born May 11, 1847, and was married February 12, 1874, to Mary McClelland. They, with their two children, reside on a part of his father's original purchase in Peters township.
Text taken from page 432 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed June 1997 by Paula Talbert of Caldwell, OH as part of the Beers Project.
Published July 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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