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Subject: Re: [Q-R] Cynthia Ann Parker -Daniel Boone
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 10:57:28 -0400
Thought that you might want this also, from my Parker Family Document, many
thanks to a wide network of cousins.
Joshua Parker Jr. B. 4/13/1790 in Grayson Co. Va. D. 7/24/1838 in Washington
buried Independence, Texas
Nancy Whiteside b. unk D. unk M. 1828
Sarah Ann Parker b. 6/3/1829 D. 5/8/1884
James Wilson Parker b. 2/19/1832 D. 1`/19/1916
John Tacitus Parker b. C1834
Note: Joshua came to Texas as a single man in Steven Austin's colony of 300.
Austin was supposed to be settling families in what was then Mexican territory.
The initial land grant in the colony was joint with a William Parks. Joshua
married Nancy Whiteside around 1828. Nancy was the daughter of another of the
original colony who died in the process of getting settled in Texas.
The Parker Family History
as I have heard it - by John Wilson Parker, Jr.
"My great grandfather, Josh Parker came to Texas in 1821 among the first four
hundred Anglo settlers to enter. Shortly after coming to Texas he married a
young woman by the name of Whiteside and they settled near Washington on the
Brazos. They had two children; first a daughter by the name of Sarah Parker and
a son by the name of James (Whiteside?) Wilson Parker. Grandfather was born
February 19, 1832. He had his citizenship changed for him twice before he came
of age. Once at age four years when he became a Texan and then an American
Citizen by annexation in 1845. from "Floyd Spencer"
**** The Texas online handbook for Joshua Parker
PARKER, JOSHUA (1790-1838). Joshua Parker, member of Stephen F. Austin's Old
Three Hundredqv colonists, was born on April 13, 1790, in Grayson County,
Virginia. He was living in Arkansas in 1821, when he became acquainted with
Moses Austin and enrolled in the proposed Austin colony in Texas. He and his
colonist partner William Parks received title to a sitioqv of land in what is
now Wharton County on July 24, 1824. Parker's home place on Palmetto Creek was
adjacent to Stephen F. Austin's headquarters. The census of 1826 listed Parker
as a farmer and stock man, a single man aged between twenty-five and forty. He
married NANCY SAPHRONIA BELL in 1828. Evidently he dealt extensively in
livestock. He bought a mule from James Gaines in 1824, ordered horses from
Josiah H. Bell in 1826, had Austin buy him an ox ring from Nicholas Clopper in
August 1826, and had a quarrel with Aylett C. Buckner while he and Buckner were
driving a herd of horses from the Rio Grande. In November 1830 Parker was listed
among persons who must comply with the conditions of their grants or have their
lots sold by the ayuntamientoqv of San Felipe. He was an acquaintance of William
B. Travis at San Felipe in 1833. Parker died on July 24, 1838, at Independence,
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Eugene C. Barker, ed., The Austin Papers (3 vols., Washington:
GPO, 1924-28). Lester G. Bugbee, "The Old Three Hundred: A List of Settlers in
Austin's First Colony," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 1
(October 1897). Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Founders and Patriots of the
Republic of Texas (Austin, 1963-). J. H. Kuykendall, "Reminiscences of Early
Texans," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 6-7 (January,
April, July 1903). Noah Smithwick, The Evolution of a State, or Recollections of
Old Texas Days (Austin: Gammel, 1900; rpt., Austin: University of Texas Press,
1983). William Barret Travis, Diary, ed. Robert E. Davis (Waco: Texian, 1966).
Texas Gazette, October 9, 1830
06/21/2002 10:30 AM Subject: Re: [Q-R] Cynthia Ann Parker -Daniel Boone
Please respond to
Are there any written histories in detail...this is something I would like to
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