Research as of today indicates that Rebecca “Becky” Price was born about 1810 to Hamity Price (1771-1819) and Hannah _____ (1780-after 1834) in Sampson County, NC. On October 8, 1824, Becky Price gave birth to a son, Stephen Henry Price, when she was an impressionable young girl of about 14 years. The father of her child is unknown. Family stories handed down say the reason Becky couldn’t marry the father was that he was already married. On February 10, 1828, when her son was 4 years old and she was 18, Becky Price married Bryant Parker. Three weeks before her wedding, Rebecca Price made a deed of gift to her toddler son. This 20 January 1828 deed was witnessed by her brother-in-law Daniel Jones and was executed before Rebecca's marriage possibly to reserve her Price property for her son Stephen Henry Price before she married. We know almost nothing about the man who was probably Becky’s father. Hamity Price shows up in the 1810 census for Sampson County, NC, with no children, and in an 1834 deed, his widow, Hannah Price, and her children, Elizabeth Price Jones, Rebecca Price Parker, Caleb Price, Absolem Price, William Price, Edney Price Walker, and Abigail Price Southerland, sued to recover land as heirs of Hamaty Price. Becky Price and Bryant Parker had 9 children between 1829 and 1845. Becky Price Parker died about 1873 and is buried in Holly Hills Church, Duplin Co, NC.
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