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Descendants of Ralph Regan Parker,  Catherine Shaw, and Sarah Hodge

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  RALPH REGAN7 PARKER  (FRANCIS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, RICHARD2, JAMES1) was born 24 Mar 1802 in LUMBERTON, ROBESON COUNTY, N. CAROLINA, and died 08 Dec 1861 in GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.  He married (1) CATHARINE SHAW 08 Feb 1828 in ROBESON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  She was born Abt. 1805 in NORTH CAROLINA, and died WFT Est. 1834-1899 in NORTH CAROLINA.  He married (2) SARAH CAROLINA HODGE 04 Jul 1834 in LUMBERTON, ROBESON COUNTY, N. C., daughter of PHILLIP HODGE and CLARKEY WILLIS.  She was born 20 May 1817 in LUMBERTON, BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, and died 18 Oct 1899 in GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.   Tree farm and turpentine business in N. C.

 

Ralph Regan Parker was the son of Francis Parker who was a circuit rider for the Methodist Church in North Carolina.

 

Ralph and his wife Sarah C. Hodge Parker and their children came to Houston County in the late 1850's after they received a letter from their father, who had been in Houston County for a while.  In Frank's letter he painted a lovely and highly desirable picture of the part of Texas where  he lived.  In fact, his letter motivated and enticed his father into selling his tree farm and turpentine business in North Carolina.  It was a long journey by way of two covered wagons to Texas.  The Parkers encountered many hardships on this journey.  Heavy rains caused swollen streams that hampered travel.  After several months, the Parkers found themselves in Vicksburg, Miss. with worn out teams.  The teams for the wagons were sold and traded for two slaves.  Ralph and Sarah, their children and the slaves took passage on a boat to Galveston and then up the Trinity River to White Rock Shoals where Francis met them.  They went to Oak Grove Community, then known as "Woodland Hall".  Here in this new and strange land, the Ralph Parker family pitched their tent for weal or for woe.  Each son purchased and homesteaded land in Houston County.  The Parker Cemetery in Oak Grove community is five acres of land located just east of the original homestead of Ralph R. and Sarah C. Hodge Parker.  They designated this land before he died for a cemetery when his son William W. was killed as a tree fell on him.  Ralph R. was one of the first to be buried in this cemetery.  Two sons, Frances H. and John Nelson went to serve in the Confederate Army.  This left twins, Ralph Delaney and William W. to help their mother, Sarah C., with all the small children and their sister, Ann Baxley with her children, as her husband had also gone to war.  On May 20, 1894, Sarah, her family, and close friends celebrated her 77th birthday.  Every year since that time, descendants and other people who have relatives buried here have continued to celebrate Sarah's birthday.  There has been a change made in the date.  It is now held on the third Sunday of May and is known as the "Parker memorial".

Researcher - Cathy Powers

       

Child of RALPH PARKER and CATHARINE SHAW is:

                   i.       ONE SON PARKER, b. Abt. 1830; d. WFT Est. 1831-1920.

 

       

Children of RALPH PARKER and SARAH HODGE are:

                  ii.       SIMON WILLIS8 PARKER, b. Abt. 1835, LUMBERTON, ROBESON COUNTY, N. CAROLINA; d. Bef. 1894 .

                 iii.       FRANCES HAYWORTH PARKER , b. 04 Mar 1837, LUMBERTON, ROBESON COUNTY, N. CAROLINA; d. 09 Jan 1913, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.  Fact 10: CIVIL WAR PENSION #15588 HOUSTON COUNTY Occupation: CIRCUIT RIDER

                 iv.       EMILY M. PARKER, b. 13 Oct 1838, CUMBERLAND CO. N. C.; d. 17 Mar 1924, LEMESA, DAWSON CO. TEXAS .

                  v.       ANN ELIZABETH PARKER, b. 15 Jun 1840, ROBESON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA; d. 22 Feb 1918, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.

                 vi.       JOSIAH B. PARKER, b. Abt. 1842, ROBESON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA; d. Abt. 1900.

                vii.       DENNIS HAWKIN PARKER, b. 21 Oct 1845, ROBESON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA; d. 12 Jan 1871, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.

               viii.       RALPH DELANEY PARKER, b. 14 Aug 1848, ROBESON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA; d. 10 Apr 1932, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.

                  ix.       WILLIAM WESLEY PARKER, b. 14 Aug 1848, ROBESON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA; d. 01 Jan 1873, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.

                   x.       SIMON EDWARD PARKER, b. Abt. 1852; d. WFT Est. 1853-1942.

                  xi.       CATHERINE C. PARKER, b. 28 Nov 1852, ROBESON COUNTY, N. CAROLINA; d. 03 Mar 1908, BULLARD, SMITH COUNTY, TEXAS.

                 xii.       SIMEON THEODORE PARKER, b. 08 Mar 1855, LUMBERTON, ROBESON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA; d. Abt. 1933, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.

                xiii.    P. C. PARKER, b. 25 Feb 1861, WOODLAND HALL, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; d. 04 Jul 1863, WOODLAND HALL, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.

                xiv.       DAVID M. PARKER, b. 29 Jan 1862, WOODLAND HALL, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; d. 23 Aug 1867, WOODLAND HALL, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.

2.              xv.       JOHN NELSON PARKER, b. 15 Feb 1844, Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina; d. 28 Jul 1914, Grapeland, Houston, Texas.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  JOHN NELSON8 PARKER (RALPH REGAN7, FRANCIS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, RICHARD2, JAMES1) was born 15 Feb 1844 in Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina, and died 28 Jul 1914 in Grapeland, Houston, Texas.  He married (1) MARY JANE CASKEY 07 Jan 1869 in HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS, daughter of WILLIAM CASKEY and PENNENIAH THOMPSON.  She was born 17 Feb 1851 in JACKSON, MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, and died 16 Feb 1895 in GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.  He married (2) MARY ELIZABETH BRIDGES 02 Apr 1896 in GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.  She was born 05 Feb 1851, and died 10 Jul 1924 in GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS. 

 

John Nelson Parker was born on February 15, 1844, in Robeson County, North Carolina to Ralph Regan and Sarah Carolina Hodge Parker.  He came to Texas with his parents in 1860.  He later purchased farm land and also homesteaded land in the community now known as New Prospect.

 

He served in the Confederate Army in Company I, First Battalion of T. N. Walls, 2nd Texas legion.  He went into the army in June 1862, and served to the close of the war.  He was slightly wounded by a rifle ball, which clipped the lobe off one of his ears.  As a veteran, he was in Crockett Camp #141.  In 1911 he was elected "Flag Bearer" or "Color Bearer".  He received a Cross of Honor for his service.  He was a devout Methodist and helped build the church known as "Woodland Hall" and other churches in the area.

 

John Nelson was one of the early merchants in the town of Grapeland, Texas.  He operated a general merchandise store for a number of years and had a partner, James M. Owens, his son-in-law.

 

He married Mary Jane Caskey on January 7, 1869 in Houston County, Texas.  Mary Jane was born February 17, 1851 to William Wiley and Penninah Thompson Caskey in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee.  Mary Jane died on February 16, 1895 from childbirth.  She and her baby are buried together in the Parker Cemetery.  After the death of Mary Jane, John married Mary Elizabeth Bridges Wilkins in Houston County, Texas on April 2, 1896.  There were no children from this marriage.  Mary Elizabeth had two son from a previous marriage.  They are Will and Jim Wilkins.

                                                                  

John Nelson is buried in the Parker Cemetery, Oak Grove Community, Grapeland, Texas.

 

Children of JOHN PARKER and MARY CASKEY are:

                   i.       JOHN WILLIAM9 PARKER, b. 18 Sep 1870, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; d. 07 Sep 1877, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.

3.               ii.       LETHA ANN PARKER, b. 10 Jan 1873, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; d. 01 Jan 1947, RICHARDSON, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS.

4.              iii.       ROBERT ALONZO PARKER, SR, b. 07 May 1875, HOUSTON COUNTY TEXAS; d. 08 Aug 1945, HOUSTON, HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS.

                 iv.       MARY VIOLA PARKER, b. 27 Aug 1876, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; d. 06 May 1969, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; m. W. H. WHITESCARVER, 22 Dec 1892, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; b. 1863; d. 1951, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.

                  v.       RALPHIE R. PARKER, b. 03 Jan 1882, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; d. 05 Jan 1883, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.

5.              vi.       EDWARD CLEVELAND PARKER, b. 30 Dec 1885, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; d. 15 Jun 1940, LEON COUNTY, TEXAS.

6.             vii.       JAMES NELSON PARKER, SR., b. 20 Jan 1890, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; d. 29 Dec 1954, ELKHART, ANDERSON  COUNTY, TEXAS.

7.            viii.       SAMUEL REAGAN PARKER, SR., b. 01 Jan 1879, Grapeland, Houston, Texas; d. 02 Feb 1947, Lufkin, Angelina, Texas.

 

Generation No. 3

 

3.  LETHA ANN9 PARKER (JOHN NELSON8, RALPH REGAN7, FRANCIS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, RICHARD2, JAMES1) was born 10 Jan 1873 in GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS, and died 01 Jan 1947 in RICHARDSON, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS.  She married JAMES MULKEY OWENS, SR., 17 May 1891 in GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.  He was born 20 Feb 1863 in CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA, and died 16 Apr 1934 in RICHARDSON, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS.  Occupation: School teacher, dock hand, store owner.

 

Children of LETHA PARKER and JAMES OWENS are:

                   i.       ARTHUR ELMO10 OWENS, b. 28 Apr 1892, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; d. 25 Mar 1944, ALPINE, BREWSTER COUNTY, TEXAS; m. AVORA HAMMONS.

                  ii.       CHESTER D. OWENS, b. 29 Sep 1893, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; d. 09 Jun 1967, CROCKETT, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; m. ALICE LEE JAMES, 16 Feb 1914, DENVER, COLO.; b. 1891; d. 1966.

                 iii.       LAURA MAE OWENS, b. 10 Jun 1898, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; d. 02 Feb 1952, RICHARDSON, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS; m. CHARLES E. KENT, 16 Feb 1919, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; b. WFT Est. 1873-1900; d. WFT Est. 1924-1987.

                 iv.       JAMES MULKEY OWENS, JR., b. 13 Aug 1908, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; d. WFT Est. 1963-1996, FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS; m. (1) LIVING BAUMAM; m. (2) LIVING PORTER.

 

4.  ROBERT ALONZO9 PARKER, SR (JOHN NELSON8, RALPH REGAN7, FRANCIS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, RICHARD2, JAMES1) was born 07 May 1875 in HOUSTON COUNTY TEXAS, and died 08 Aug 1945 in HOUSTON, HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS.  He married ADDIE JOE KEEN 12 Feb 1896 in HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.  She was born 16 Oct 1880 in GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS, and died 03 Mar 1934 in GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.

 

       

Children of ROBERT PARKER and ADDIE KEEN are:

8.                i.       LIVING10 PARKER.

9.               ii.       LEONARD EARL PARKER, b. 20 Dec 1896, GRAPELAND, TEXAS; d. 15 Jun 1970, MIDWAY, TEXAS.

10.            iii.       MARY JANE PARKER, b. 24 Feb 1899, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; d. 28 May 1986, ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS.

11.            iv.       SAMUEL HAROLD PARKER, b. 24 Feb 1899, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; d. 08 Jan 1952, PALESTNE, ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS.

                  v.       CARL NELSON PARKER, b. 27 Sep 1902, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; d. 15 Dec 1918, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.

                 vi.       JAMES BANKS PARKER, b. 22 May 1907, HOUSTON, TEXAS; d. 12 Feb 1985, MARLIN, TEXAS.

                vii.       ADDIE MERTIE PARKER, b. 31 Mar 1911, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; d. 16 Jul 1912, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.

12.          viii.       ROBERT ALONZO PARKER, JR, b. 09 Jun 1915, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; d. 28 Apr 1980, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.

 

 

5.  EDWARD CLEVELAND9 PARKER (JOHN NELSON8, RALPH REGAN7, FRANCIS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, RICHARD2, JAMES1) was born 30 Dec 1885 in GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS, and died 15 Jun 1940 in LEON COUNTY, TEXAS.  He married (1) LULA MANTOOTH 06 Jun 1909.  She was born WFT Est. 1869-1893, and died 01 Jun 1915.  He married (2) NAN HICKS, 04 Feb 1916.  She was born 1890, and died 1975.

 

Child of EDWARD PARKER and LULA MANTOOTH is:

                   i.       ELLON CLEVELAND10 PARKER, b. 25 Jun 1910, GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS; d. 22 Aug 1922, PARKER CEMETERY, GRAPELAND, TEXAS.

 

 

6.  JAMES NELSON9 PARKER, SR. (JOHN NELSON8, RALPH REGAN7, FRANCIS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, RICHARD2, JAMES1) was born 20 Jan 1890 in GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS, and died 29 Dec 1954 in ELKHART, ANDERSON  COUNTY, TEXAS.  He married CHLOE TILOR GRAY, WFT Est. 1911-1938 in SPLENDORA, TEXAS.  She was born 13 Aug 1898 in SPLENDORA, TEXAS, and died 02 Dec 1981 in LUFKIN, TEXAS.

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7.  SAMUEL REAGAN9 PARKER, SR. (JOHN NELSON8, RALPH REGAN7, FRANCIS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, RICHARD2, JAMES1) was born 01 Jan 1879 in Grapeland, Houston, Texas, and died 02 Feb 1947 in Lufkin, Angelina, Texas.  He married (1) FREDDIE LUKER 20 Jun 1905 in Center, Shelby, Texas.  She was born 16 Jun 1877 in Alto, Cherokee Co., Texas, and died 26 Dec 1958 in Lufkin, Angelina, Texas.  He married (2) FREDDIE MAOLA LUKER 20 Jun 1905 in CENTER, SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS.  She was born 16 Jun 1877 in ALTO, CHEROKEE COUNTY, TEXAS, and died 26 Dec 1958 in LUFKIN, ANGELINA COUNTY, TEXAS. Buried in Parker Cemetery

Marriage 2: 20 Jun 1905, CENTER, SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS

 

Children of SAMUEL PARKER and FREDDIE LUKER are:

17.              i.       SAMUEL REAGAN10 PARKER, JR., b. 24 Apr 1910, Lufkin, Angelina Co., TX; d. TX.

                  ii.       EVELYN MAUDE PARKER.

                 iii.       LIVING PARKER239.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

8.  LIVING10 PARKER (ROBERT ALONZO9, JOHN NELSON8, RALPH REGAN7, FRANCIS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, RICHARD2, JAMES1).  She married (1) TOM E. HUNTER.  He was born Abt. 1908 in LIMESTONE COUNTY, TEXAS, and died 04 Mar 1971.  She married (2) LIVING MCDANIEL

 

 

9.  LEONARD EARL10 PARKER (ROBERT ALONZO9, JOHN NELSON8, RALPH REGAN7, FRANCIS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, RICHARD2, JAMES1) was born 20 Dec 1896 in GRAPELAND, TEXAS, and died 15 Jun 1970 in MIDWAY, TEXAS.  He married LILL, and died 31 Jan 1975 in MADISONVILLE, TEXAS.

 

 

10.  MARY JANE10 PARKER (ROBERT ALONZO9, JOHN NELSON8, RALPH REGAN7, FRANCIS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, RICHARD2, JAMES1) was born 24 Feb 1899 in GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS, and died 28 May 1986 in ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS.  She married (1) FRANKIE ROBINSON WFT Est. 1913-1945.  He was born WFT Est. 1883-1902, and died Abt. 1980.  She married (2) JOSEPH ENOCH WHITAKER 20 Jul 1917.  He was born 09 Nov 1893 in HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS, and died Oct 1975.

 

 

 

11.  SAMUEL HAROLD10 PARKER (ROBERT ALONZO9, JOHN NELSON8, RALPH REGAN7, FRANCIS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, RICHARD2, JAMES1) was born 24 Feb 1899 in GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS, and died 08 Jan 1952 in PALESTINE, ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS.  He married LOLA ARLENE COCHRAN 31 Jul 1926 in METHODIST CHURCH, MEXIA, TEXAS.  She was born 05 Sep 1907 in MEXIA, TEXAS, and died 18 Sep 1953 in HOUSTON, TEXAS.

 

 

 

12.  ROBERT ALONZO10 PARKER, JR (ROBERT ALONZO9, JOHN NELSON8, RALPH REGAN7, FRANCIS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, RICHARD2, JAMES1) was born 09 Jun 1915 in GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS, and died 28 Apr 1980 in GRAPELAND, HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS.  He married LIVING PAYNE

 

 

13.  LIVING10 PARKER (JAMES NELSON9, JOHN NELSON8, RALPH REGAN7, FRANCIS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, RICHARD2, JAMES1).  She married LIVING SMITH

       

 

14.  LIVING10 PARKER (JAMES NELSON9, JOHN NELSON8, RALPH REGAN7, FRANCIS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, RICHARD2, JAMES1).  He married LIVING ENGELKE

 

       

15.  LIVING10 PARKER (JAMES NELSON9, JOHN NELSON8, RALPH REGAN7, FRANCIS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, RICHARD2, JAMES1).  She married LIVING FARQUHAR

 

       

16.  LIVING10 PARKER (JAMES NELSON9, JOHN NELSON8, RALPH REGAN7, FRANCIS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, RICHARD2, JAMES1).  She married LIVING HALL

 

       

17.  SAMUEL REAGAN10 PARKER, JR. (SAMUEL REAGAN9, JOHN NELSON8, RALPH REGAN7, FRANCIS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, RICHARD2, JAMES1) was born 24 Apr 1910 in Lufkin, Angelina Co., TX, and died in TX.  He married (1) CATHRINE LENORE WOODALL.  She was born 04 Nov 1915 in Carthage, TX, and died Apr 2008 in FL.  He married (2) LIVING WOODALL

 

18.  LIVING10 PARKER (SAMUEL REAGAN9, JOHN NELSON8, RALPH REGAN7, FRANCIS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, RICHARD2, JAMES1).  She married LIVING BRADSHAW