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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Parker Family Papers, 1840-1991 (bulk 1842-1881)

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Parker Family Papers, 1840-1991 (bulk 1842-1881)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Parker Family
Title: Parker Family Papers
Dates: 1840-1991 (bulk 1842-1881)
Creator Abstract: Mathew Arnold Parker (1801-1862) arrived in Texas with his family in 1822. He served in Captain E. W. Collins’ Company of Sabine Volunteers during the Texas Revolution and was later the first county judge of Sabine County. Members of the Parker family also resided in Cherokee and DeWitt counties, Texas.
Content Abstract: The Parker Family Papers are comprised of letters, legal documents, financial records, printed material, and genealogical material. Most of the family papers are associated with Mathew Parker and his wife Elizabeth and date from 1842 to 1881. Later material consists of genealogical information on the Parker, Low, and Talk families.
Identification: Doc 7671
Extent: 29 items (3 folders)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

Mathew Arnold Parker was born in Franklin County, Georgia, on 1801 May 17, the son of Jesse and Sarah Wiley Parker. The Parker family moved to St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, before relocating to Sabine County, Texas, in 1822. Jesse Parker was a delegate at the Convention of 1832 that met in San Felipe de Austin.

Mathew Parker married Mississippi native Mary Isaacks (1806-circa 1845) around 1820; her father, Elijah Isaacks (1775-1859), represented the Snow (Neches) River district at the Convention of 1832. Mathew and Mary Parker had twelve children: Mahalia, Jesse, Morris Moore, Perry, Wiley Jefferson, Washington Lafayette, Andrew Jackson, Alexander Hamilton, Sarah Elizabeth, Willis Houston, Amanda, and Mary. After his wife’s death, Mathew Parker married Elizabeth Lowe (1811-1894), with whom he had four additional children: Rebecca, Susan, Isaac Lowe, and Margaret Ann. Parker served in Captain E. W. Collins’ Company of Sabine Volunteers during the Texas Revolution and was later the first county judge of Sabine County.

Mathew Parker died in DeWitt County, Texas, in 1862 March; his wife later married Daniel Faris (also spelled Farris).

References

Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing, 1995.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: The Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Volume I. Austin, Texas: Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1963.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: The Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Volume II. Austin, Texas: Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1974.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution. Austin, Texas: Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1986.

Parker Family Papers, 1840-1991 (bulk 1842-1881), Doc 7671, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

White, Gifford. 1830 Citizens of Texas. Austin, Texas: Eakin Press, 1983.

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Scope and Content Note

The Parker Family Papers are comprised of letters, legal documents, financial documents, printed material, and genealogical material. Most of the family papers are associated with Matthew Parker and his wife Elizabeth and date from 1842 to 1881. Later material consists of genealogical information on the Parker, Low, and Talk families. Some items in the collection are photocopies and transcriptions.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No restrictions. The collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Please be advised that the library does not hold the copyright to most of the material in its archival collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure those rights when needed. Permission to reproduce does not constitute permission to publish. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright, literary property rights, and libel.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Parker family.
Parker, Mathew, 1801-1862.
Faris, Elizabeth Parker, 1811-1894.
Talk family.
Low family.
Locations
Cherokee County (Tex.)--History--Sources.
De Witt County (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Genres/Formats
Family papers.
Correspondence.
Financial records.
Legal documents.
Printed ephemera.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Parker Family Papers, 1840-1991 (bulk 1842-1881), Doc 7671, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Margaret Collins, 1994 July.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 1994.

Finding aid edited and encoded by Tom D'Amore, 2011 July.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Parker Family Papers, 1840-1991 (bulk 1842-1881)

Folder
1 Receipts: William Earl, Sheriff, to Matthew Parker, one for the estate of Willis Parker, 1840 June 1.
Letter: L. Presnal to Mr. White, 1842 December 20.
Letter: F. I. Ham, Tyler, Texas, to Mathew Parker, 1852 February 5.
Bond: Matthew Parker to Joseph Soape, 1852 December 15.
Receipt: J. A. and I. Able to Matthew Parker, 1854 January 6.
Notice of election: Matthew Parker, Chairman, Trustees for School District No. 19, Cherokee County, Texas, 1856 March 15.
Deed: Hugh L. W. Henry to Matthew Parker, 1856 December 12.
Receipt: Jesse Gibson, Cherokee County Assessor and Collector, to Mathew Parker, 1859 April 5.
Indenture: James H. Sherman to Albert Odom, 1859 November 29.
Patent: N. R. Runnels, Governor, State of Texas, to William Stark, 1859 December 3.
Receipt: William Stark to M. Parker, 1860 January 2.
Release: Matthew Parker to James H. Sherman, 1861 January 11.
Will: Matthew Parker, certified copy, 1862 [1860] February 19.
Receipt: J. N. Smith to W. J. Parker, 1862 April 7.
Assessment: Estimate of cotton, sugar, molasses, tobacco, and bacon tithes due by Elizabeth Parker, 1864 June 15.
Summons: Tom C. Smith, Clerk County Court, DeWitt County, Texas, to Elizabeth Parker, 1868 June 30.
Receipt: R. B. Hudson, Deputy Sheriff and Collector, DeWitt County, Texas, to Elizabeth Faris, 1872 April 6.
Receipt: R. B. Hudson, Deputy Sheriff and Collector, DeWitt County, Texas, to Elizabeth Farris, 1872 April 6.
Receipt: W. J. Weiseger, Sheriff, DeWitt County, Texas, to Elisabeth Farris, 1874 November 27.
Folder
2 Will: Jesse Parker, certified copy [photocopy], 1849 April 21.
Will: Matthew Parker [photocopy], 1860 February 19.
Field notes: from a deed from Alonzo R. Allee to Alf W. Talk [typescript copy], 1881 December 13.
Clipping: "Interesting Runge Family Group," Houston Chronicle [photocopy], 1917 March 25.
Letter: Harriet Smither, State Archivist, Austin, Texas, to Carrie Allen, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1951 April 9.
Letter: Bascom Giles, Commissioner of the General Land Office, Austin, Texas, to Carrie Allen, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1952 January 23.
Margret Tipton Gamp, A Talk Family History [photocopy], 1991.
Short Sketch of the Life History of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Talk of Runge, Karnes County, Texas, undated.
Folder
3 Biography: "Jesse Parker, Founder and Patriot of the Republic of Texas."
Genealogical material: Parker, Low, and Talk families, 1964 and undated.

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