Submitted by Lois Ann (Park) Newell.

     Parks, William M. (Willobee M.), 1st Calvary, is actually WILLOUGHBY M. PARK.

     The son of Joseph and Bridget (Stanley) Park, Willoughby was born 26 Apr 1828 in Wood County, Va./W.Va. He was named for Joseph Park's Commanding officer in the War of 1812. Joseph had served from Monongalia County, Va./W.Va. under Captain Willoughby Morgan.

     Willoughby Park was a Blacksmith at Burning Springs, Wirt County. He married a widow, Mary Ellen (?) Clifford, 17 Mar 1873 in Wirt County, at age 47. Her children have the surname "Clifford" in the 1880 Census of Wirt County. However, they went by the Park name.

     Willoughby died 19 May 1900, Wirt County, W. Va. and is buried at Rector/Beatty Cemetery, Sanoma Road, Burning Springs, W. Va., off Rt 5.

     The name of Willoughby Park/Parks is not found in the 1864 Adjutant General's Report or in the AG report compiled from the Muster Out Rolls. He applied for a pension in 1892 but no certificate was issued.

1890 Census, Wirt County, W. Va. - WILABY M. PARKS, Private Company C, 1 WVa Cav; enlisted July 1861; discharged Oct 1861; length of service, 3 months. Post-office address: Burning Springs. Disability Incurred: Discharged for Disabilities.