EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH
Mary Park was born in LaRue county, Kentucky, in 1816. She was a daughter of James and Theodosia (Dodge) McDonald, and was married to Joseph L. Park, in 1835. He was born November 12, 1810, and died in 1852; and was a son of George and Elizabeth Hahn) Park. George Park was born January 31, 1773, and was married to Elizabeth Hahn, April 26, 1795. Mary Park came with her children to Greenbush, Warren County, Illinois, in the fall of 1856. Her son, William B., preceded her on horseback. To Joseph L. and Mary Park were born the following-named children:
William B., born December 1836; married Rebecca Morris. She was born December 14, 1833; and died June 28, 1893. He died in the army in 1862. Columbus, born in 1837; married Sarah A. Standeford. She died in Arkansas in 1895. Josephine, born September 17, 1839, married John J. Butler, December 29, 1860. He died June 27, 1864, at the age of 28 years. Her second marriage was to J. Robert Loyde, June 25, 1866. He died December 21, 1878, at the age of 46 years. Her third marriage was to J. E. Amos, March 30, 1882. John A., born January 9, 1842; married Mary Eliza Park. Wallace, born June 19, 1844; married Nancy Rains. He died from mineral poison while working in the mines at Joplin, Missouri. Marian, born September 17, 1849; married Chu Lieurance, in 1861. Her second marriage was to John Patton. Sarah E., born May 8, 1852; married Michael Carroll. He died in the army. Her second marriage was to Daniel E. Gott, a native of Canada. Mary Park, the subject of this sketch, was for several years a member of the Methodist church. During her last years she became a member of the Christian Church, and died a member of denomination, August 1, 1888.