Date of Service: 1872-1886
1842: Born in Northampton County, VA. to parents Gilbert & Rachael Parker.
1872-1878: Served as Assistant Keeper at Thimble Shoal Lighthouse, VA. His salary was $440/year.
1874: Married Sarah Jane Lyons on April 20th in Hampton VA.
1878-1886: Served as Principal Keeper at Back River Lighthouse, VA. His annual salary was $540/year.
1880: In the US Census, Southey Parker is 38 years old, living with his wife Sarah, and son Clarence. His occupation is lighthouse keeper.
Sources: Familysearch.org, Chesapeake Chapter Database.