DESCENDANTS OF ELDER JOHN PARKER

                                                       Submitted By: Martha Yates Vandver - Great-Great-Granddaughter of Rebecca Parker

                                                                                                                 Generation No.1


1. Elder John PARKER (Nathaniel PARKER1) was born 05 Sept 1758 in Baltimore, Maryland, and died 19 May 1836 in Indian Massacre at Fort Parker, Texas. He married Sarah "Sally" WHITE Nov 1779 in Culpeper County, Virginia, daughter of Benjamin WHITE and Faith OAKMAN. She was born 10 Jul 1759 in Culpeper County, Virigina, and died 28 Jul 1821 in Crawford County, Illiniois. He married Sarah "Sally" DUTY 21 Mar 1825 in Crawford County, Illinois. She was born UNKNOWN and died 19 May 1836 in Indian Massacre at Fort Parker, Texas.


More about Fort Parker:
Fort Parker was founded about two miles west of present-day Groesbeck, Limestone County, Texas, USA by Elder  John Parker (17581836), his sons, Benjamin, Silas and James, plus other members of the Pilgrim Predestinarian Baptist Church of Crawford County, Illinois. Led by John and Daniel Parker, they came to Texas in 1833.[3] Daniel's party first settled in Grimes County, then later moved to Anderson County near present-day Elkhart. Elder John Parker's group settled near the headwaters of the Navasota River, and built a fort for protection against Native Americans.

On May 19, 1836, a large party of Native Americans, including Comanches, Kiowas, Caddos, and Wichitas,  attacked the inhabitants of Fort Parker. Around mid-morning, riders appeared under a white flag, and Benjamin Parker went out to talk to them. He was killed, and before the fort's gates could be closed, the raiders rushed inside. Five were killed, some were left for dead, two women and three children were captured, and the rest escaped into the wilderness.[6] One of the captives was a nine-year-old girl, Cynthia Ann Parker, daughter of Silas and Lucinda (Duty) Parker. Cynthia Ann lived with the Comanches for nearly 25 years. She married Comanche chief Peta Nocona and was the mother of three children, including Quanah Parker. In 1860, she was among a Native American party captured by Texas Rangers. She was identified by her uncle, Isaac Parker, and returned to her family. Cynthia Ann never readjusted to the Anglo society, and died at the age of 43 in 1870. Quanah Parker became a leader among the Quahadi Comanches. After most of the Comanche's and other tribes on the Staked Plains were defeated, Quanah Parker and his group surrendered to authorities and was forced to an Indian reservation in Oklahoma Territory. He was made chief of all the Comanche tribes on the reservation.

Children of Elder John PARKER and Sarah "Sally" WHITE are:

+ 2 i. Benjamin F.W. PARKER was born 13 May 1788 in Georgia, and died 19 May1836 in Killed in Fort Parker Indian Massacre, Fort Parker, Limestone, County, Texas.
3 ii. Holly PARKER
4 iii. Elder Daniel PARKER was born 05 Apr 1781 in Culpeper County, Virigina, and died 03 Dec 1844 in Anderson County, Texas.He married Martha "Patsy" DIXON She was born 17 Jan 1783 in South Carolina and died 01 Dec 1846 in Elkhart, Anderson County, Texas.
5 iv. Mary Jane PARKER was born 06 Mar 1785 in Elbert County, Georgia, and died 19 Dec 1846.
6 v. Pheobe PARKER was born 04 Jul 1790 in Elbert County, Georgia, and died 23 Jul 1865.
7 vi. Isaac Duke PARKER was born 07 Apr 1793 in Elbert County, Georgia, and died 14 Apr 1883. He married Lucy W. CHEATHAM of Charlotte County, Virginia.
8 vii. Joseph Allen PARKER was born Abt 1795.
9 viii. James W. PARKER was born 04 Jul 1797 in Elbert County, Georgia, and died 1865 He married Martha Patsy DUTY in 1817. She was born 1794/1804, and died 03 Oct 1846 in Houston County, Texas. He married Lavina ROWE. She was born 19 Apr 1808 in Kentucky or Illinois, and died 17 May 1892 in Houston County, Texas.
10 ix. Nathaniel PARKER was born 01 June 1799 in Franklin County, Georgia, and died 22 Sep 1855.
+ 11 x. Silas Mercer PARKER was born 05 May 1804 in Bedford County, Tennessee, and died 19 May 1836 in Fort Parker Indian Massacre , Fort Parker, Limestone County, Texas.
12 xi. Susannah PARKER was born 05 Nov 1807 in Hickman County, Tennessee, and died 28 Jul 1875 in Elkhart, Anderson County, Texas. She married John STARR 31 Jul 1825 in Marshll Courthouse, Clark County, Illinois, son of Casper (Jasper) STARR (STOEHR) JR. and Elba Else (Alse) WATKINS. He was born 29 Aug 1797 in Rowan County, North Carolina, and died 18 Nov 1872 in Elkhart, Anderson County, Texas.
13 xii. Sarah PARKER
14 xiii. Rachael PARKER was born 19 Feb 1818.



                                                                                                                     Generation No.2


2. Benjamin F.W. PARKER (Elder John PARKER2, Nathaniel PARKER1) was born 13 May 1788 in Georgia, and died 19 May1836 in Killed in Fort Parker Indian Massacre, Fort Parker, Limestone, County, Texas. He married Susannah ROBERTSON 11 Dec 1812 in Illinois. She was born 03 Jan 1796 in Summer County, Tennessee, and died 13 Sep 1835 in Illinois. He married Sally STEDMAN.

Children of Benjamin F.W. PARKER and Susannah ROBERTSON are:

+ 15 i. Rebecca PARKER was born 08 Oct 1832 in Illinois USA, and died 14 Jan 1901 in Houston County, Texas.
16 ii. John PARKER was born 10 Nov 1813 in -, and died 11 Sep 1874.
17 iii. Joseph Allen PARKER was born 22 Dec 1816 in Illinois. He married Mary E. DOUTHIT 24 Sep 1852 in Anderson County, Texas, daughter of Evan DOUTHIT and Sarah "Sally" McCULLOCH. She was born 30 Oct 1820 in Tennessee, and died 1872
18 iv. Isaac Green PARKER was born 22 Dec 1816 in Illinois.
19 v. Mary PARKER was born 14 Feb 1819.
20 vi. Jesse Robertson PARKER was born 22 Oct 1821, and died Aft 1868
21 vii. Daniel PARKER was born 10 Sep 1823, and died 26 May1870.
22 viii. Nathaniel PARKER was born 09 Dec 1825, and died 20 Apr 1877.
23 ix. Abigail PARKER was born 27 Dec 1827.
24 x. Susan PARKER was born 27 Oct 1829.
25 xi. George Washington PARKER was born 19 Jul 1834.



11. Silas Mercer PARKER (Elder John PARKER2, Nathaniel PARKER1) was born 05 May 1804 in Bedford County, Tennessee, and died 19 May 1836 in Fort Parker Indian Massacre , Fort Parker, Limestone County, Texas . He married Lucinda "Lucy" DUTY 31 Aug 1824, daughter of..........DUTY and Sally...... She was born 1801 in Duck River, Elbert, Georgia, and died Abt 1852.

Children of Silas Mercer PARKER and Lucinda "Lucy" DUTY are:

+ 26 i. Cynthia Ann PARKER was born 28 Oct 1827 in Charleston, Coles County, Illinois, and died 28 Oct 1870 in Orleana (Parker) O'Quinn Home, Anderson County, Texas of a Broken Heart.
27 ii. John Richard PARKER was born 1830 in Fort Lemott, Crawford, Illinois, and died 1915 in Mexico.
28 iii. Silas Mercer PARKER JR. was born 04 Jun 1835 in Illinois.
29 iv. Orleana PARKER was born 01 Jan 1836 in Fort Parker, Limestone, County, Texas, and died 25 Jul 1863.

More about Cynthia Ann Parker:
Her Indian Name:
"Naudah"
                                                                         

                   

                                                                                                                        Generation No.3

15. Rebecca PARKER (Benjamin F.W. PARKER3, Elder John PARKER2, Nathaniel PARKER1) was born 08 Oct 1832 in Illinois USA, and died 14 Jan 1901 in Houston County, Texas. She was buried Chaffin Family Cemetery in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. She married William Joseph CHAFFIN SR. 05 Aug 1848 in Anderson County, Texas, son of John Elias "Eli" CHAFFIN and Lavina E. ROWE. He was born 28 Aug 1829 in Illinois, and died 11 Sep 1908 in Houston County, Texas. He was buried Chaffin Family Cemetery in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas.


Children of Rebecca PARKER and William Joseph CHAFFIN SR. are:

+ 30 i. Theodocia "Docie" CHAFFIN was born January 1860 in Texas, and died 1943 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas.
31 ii. Rose CHAFFIN was born 1862 in Texas.
32 iii. Carl CHAFFIN was born Abt 1859 in Texas.
33 iv. Lavinia Servilla CHAFFIN was born 1866 in Houston County, Texas.
34 v. George Nathaniel CHAFFIN was born 22 Feb 1871 in Texas.
35 vi. Christopher Columbus CHAFFIN was born 30 Sep1866 in Houston County, Texas, and died 27 Dec 1943 in Houston County, Texas. He married Rena MOSELY. She was born 15 Sep 1866.
36 vii. William Joseph CHAFFIN JR. was born 05 Sep 1857 in Anderson County, Texas, and died 26 Dec 1939 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas.  He married Martha Anabele HODGE. She was born 07 May 1861, and died 15 Apr 1896 in Houston County, Texas. He married Suzie Lucretia HARRISON. She was born 06 Feb 1877 in Freestone County, Texas, and died 30 Jan 1951 in Houston County, Texas.
37 viii. John Alexander CHAFFIN was born 26 Dec 1852 in Houston County, Texas, and died 29 ar 1902 in Houston County, Texas. He married Alpha HENRY. He married Ora Belle COLLINS.
38 ix. Mary Jane CHAFFIN was born Sep 1848 in Houston County, Texas. She married Josiah Smith CASKEY. He was born 1856 in Texas.



26. Cynthia Ann PARKER (Silas Mercer PARKER3, Elder John PARKER2, Nathaniel PARKER1) was born 28 Oct 1827 in Charleston, Coles County, Illinois, and died 28 Oct 1870 in Orleana (Parker) O'Quinn Home, Anderson County, Texas of Broken Heart. She was buried 1957 Chief's Knoll, Fort Sill in Military Post Cemetery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. She married Peta (Wanderer) NACONA 1845 in Indian Territory. He was born Abt 1824.

Children of Cynthia Ann PARKER and Peta (Wanderer) NACONA are:

39 i. Quanah Cheeta PARKER was born Abt 1852 in Lagrina Sabinas, Indian Territory.
40 ii. Nakahtaba Peta was born Abt. 1849 in Indian Territory.
41 iii. Topsannah Kohno was born 1858 in Indian Territory.



                                                                                                                 Generation No.4

30. Theodocia "Docie" CHAFFIN (Rebecca PARKER4, Benjamin F.W. PARKER3, Elder John PARKER2, Nathaniel PARKER1) was born January 1860 in Texas USA, and died 1943 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. She was buried Parker Cemetery in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas-A double headstone with Husband E.W. Clark. She married Edward W." Dock" CLARK, son of Loring G. CLARK SR. and Tibitha BEVINS. He was born November 1856 in Woodville, Tyler County, Texas, and died 1930 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. He was buried Parker Cemetery in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas.

Children of Theodocia "Docie" CHAFFIN and Edward W." Dock" CLARK are:

+ 42 i. John Burr CLARK
43 ii. Edward Ellis "Eddie" CLARK
44 iii. Susan "Sudie" CLARK
45 iv. Reany CLARK
46 v. Eunice Ann CLARK
47 vi. Fanny G. CLARK
48 vii. Adenia "A" CLARK
49 viii. Dewey Samson CLARK


                                                                                                                 Generation No.5

42. John Burr CLARK (Theodocia "Docie" CHAFFIN5, Rebecca PARKER4, Benjamin F.W. PARKER3, Elder John PARKER2, Nathaniel PARKER1) was born 02 Feb 1881 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, and died 06 Dec 1950 in Palestine, Anderson County, Texas. He was buried Parker Cemetery in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. He married Eva Jewel WILLIAMS, daughter of George I. WILLIAMS and Laura STEADMAN. She was born 02 Feb 1887 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, and died 16 Sep 1978 in Palestine, Anderson County, Texas. She was buried Parker Cemetery in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas.

Children of John Burr CLARK and Eva Jewel WILLIAMS are:

50 i. John Ersey CLARK
51 ii. George Edward CLARK
52 iii. Velmer L."Bigen" CLARK
53 iv. Arby Lee CLARK
54 v. Ora D CLARK
55 vi. Olan B "Dick" CLARK
 

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