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The Hunting Grounds of Joe H. Parker in Texas and Beyond

Updated April 11, 2001

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This is a late geneology search. I've just about waited too long to get information about my family, mainly because anyone who might know something has died. I'm sorry to say. What info I have gathered is sparce to say the least.
My father, Hugh Arnold Parker, was a rounder. With at least 5 ex's, and countless wanna be's. Not well known by his children. Maybe thats just as well.
Anyway my grandfather was wonderful to me even thou He would'nt let me go hunting because I am a girl. His name, Joe Hardy Parker, married Mary Katherine Means. Their children, Ola, George, Ollie, Hugh, James, are all gone but not forgotten.
I hope I am able to find where Daddy Joe came from and my Nanny.
Their last home was in Batson, Tx., Close to Hull and Moss Hill.
My half-sister has told me nanny would tell her about some of her family. That they had come to Texas from Mississippi in a covered wagon. Mary Katherine Means had two sisters that we know of , one Lissie and Lizzie who married a Neal, son Prentiss Neal, don't know of any others.
My grandfather had 5 brothers, Vosse, who was a Postal carrier in Hull for many years. Another, Macon or Malcolm. Can't dig up the others, yet.
My Grand father was supposed to have owned land and house in Batson, before he had an accident and broke his back in a oil field.
There's bound to be people still out here that remember the Parker's and hopefully I can get in contact with them.
New update 12/21/99, Parents to Joseph Hardy Parker are Andrew Hardy Parker and Zellie Doucette.
Joe and Mary were married in May 17,1899 in the home of James A Means with Rev. F.M. Coons presiding. Update: Hardy Andrew Parker born April 05, 1848 in Perry County, Mississippi. Died November 12, 1918 in Grayburg, Hardin County,Texas
Wife Zella Doucet born February 16, 1856 in Liberty Co. Tx. Died March 12, 1934 in Grayburg, Hardin Co. Texas
Three of Hardy and Zella children are Joseph Hardy born1878, Eldorado born in 1893, Zella born 1895.
Seems odd that there is 20 years difference in births, so I hope I can remedy the question.

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    This is research by a distant cousin, who is very much appreciated.

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