THE RIVER COUNTIES QUARTERLY
Vol. VI, No. 2, April 1777
p. 83 Adkins, Drury of Dickson gets land in Pittsylvania Co., Va., 80 acres from Thomas Parker and his wife Nelshy (Nishy), William Parker and Jean Parker his wife, William Hooper and Leah Hooper his wife and Elizabeth Kelly of Humphreys County. Witness: JAMES M. PARKER Hubbard Carnell, George G. Hays.
p. 84 Parker, Joshua of Humphreys, gets 200 acres from Edward Gwinn of Summer Co., attorney for Jacob Garrison of Orange Co., N.C. for land on White Oak Creek, mentions Bailey Hooper's north boundary line, John Plant's n'east corner; witnesses, David A. Massey, JAMES M. PARKER: made 23 April 1819, reg. 1 Aug. 1820 (p. 357).
p. 89 Parker, William, gets 210 acres from Joshua Parker, Land on White Oak Creek; mentions Bailey Hooper's north boundary line, John Plant's n'east corner, and the line between Joshua Parker and John Plant; wits. Richard Adams, Thomas Parker, J. M. PARKER, made 14 Nov. 1820, reg. 1 Nov. 1821 (p. 491).
p. 152 CEARNALL (p.93) Settlement made with JAMES M. PARKER, guardian of P. M. Parker, a minor heir of Hubbard Cearnall, decd., returned 1 Dec. 1852.
p. 234 Parker (p 162) Inventory and account of sale of personal estate of W. F. Parker, decd. Ret. 4 June 1853; ends on p. 166. Buyers include Garrett Davidson, William S. Parker, John McMurtry, Alford Holland, Eli Hooper, Wm. W. H. Holland; a doubtful note on James McMurtry; a doubtful claim due on ANNA PARKER, JAS. M. PARKER.
Vol 9 - 1980
p. 28 Humphreys County Deed Miscellany, continued: Parker, O. M. L, of Humphreys, to W. Clark Parker, land on Big Richland Creek, excluding on acre around the graveyard which is to be reserved to the friends of the dead forever; mentions the northwest corner of Richard Cook; witnesses J. M. PARKER, I. H. Turner; made 27 sept. 1855 (m, p. 481).
Vol. 10 976.800S (1981)
p. 103 Humphreys County 1852 Tax List
Acres Slaves White Voters
PARKER, J. M. (JAMES) 290 1
C. M. (Clark Melton) 90 1
W. D. (Warren Dickson) 90 1
U. F. (Uriah) 30 1
J. J. 1
J. W. (John) 226 2
J. W. guardian
J. W., C. M. & E. M. 500
p. 3 Parker - page 328 - Settled with JAMES M. PARKER, guardian of P. M. Parker, minor heir of Hubbard Cearnall, deceased. 1 Dec. 1854.
p. 16 CEARNALL - page 464 - Settled with JAMES M. PARKER, guardian of P.M. Parker, minor heir of Hubbard Cearnall, 1 Dec 1855.
Per Mr. Ann Durham - descendant of J. M. PARKER
JAMES M. PARKER and brother Uriah F. are listed on Humphreys Co. Tenn Tax list of 1829 in district 1, brothers William S. and Clark M. are listed in district 5.
Per John L. Payne - Parker researcher
He believes Marianne Parker and Martha Parker are daughters of JAMES M. PARKER. Marianne's maiden name was Parker & she married Thomas H. Latimer. He was a witness on one of James M. Parker's deeds. They named their 2nd son James M. and Marianne & husband were living next door to James M. Parker on the 1850 census. Martha married E. K. Warren and her children in 1850 were John, Rufus, & Amanda which are names in the Parker line. Also Leona Parker, sister of Pytsil Parker who was under the guardianship of JAMES M. PARKER, was living with Martha & her husband on the 1850 census. Both of these females went to White County, Arkansas along with the Parker clan. I agree with his conclusions and have showed them as children of JAMES M. PARKER in these files.
1820 Humphreys County, Tennessee Census
JAMES M. PARKER
1 male 16 to 26 years
1 female 16 to 26 years
1830 Humphreys County, Tennessee Census
JAMES M. PARKER
1 male under 5 years
1 male 5 to 10 years
2 males 20 to 30 years
1 female under 5 years
3 females 5 to 10 years
1 female 30 to 40 years
1840 Humphreys County, Tennessee Census
PARKER, JAMES M.
1 male 5 to 10 years Oliver M. L. 8
1 male 10 to 15 years William C. 13
2 males 15 to 20 years Warren D. 18 & ?
1 male 30 to 40 years JAMES 38
3 females under 5 years Anna A. 1, Frances J. 3, Fredonia M. 4
2 females 5 to 10 years Malvina D. 6 & ?
1 female 10 to 15 years Amanda L. 11
3 females 15 to 20 years Pamela H. 19, Marianne 17, Martha 15
1 female 40 to 50 years ANNA 42
1850 Humphreys County, Tennessee Census P. 266
J. M. PARKER 48 M W Methodist Preacher KY
ANNA 52 F W NC
Warren D. 28 M W School Teacher Tenn
William C. 23 M W Farmer Tenn
Amanda L. 21 F W Tenn
Oliver M. L. 18 M W Farmer Tenn
Malvina D. 16 F W Tenn
Fredona M. 14 F W Tenn
Frances J. 13 F W Tenn
Anna 11 F W Tenn
Pytsil M. 9 M W Tenn
1860 Dallas County, Texas Census P. 343B 80/79 Breckinridge
ANNA PARKER 62 F W Farmer NC
W. G. 6 F W Tenn
O. M. L. 28 M W Farm laborer Tenn
Virginia 15 F W Tenn
1870 Dallas County, Texas Census P. 373B 762/765 Precinct #4
Bolton, E. W. 37 Farmer Tenn
Francis J. (Parker) 30 Tenn
PARKER, ANNA 72 NC
INDEX TO PROBATE CASES 1846-1900 DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS 976.4 V1
Deceased or Minor Status Executor or Guardian Case No.
PARKER, J. M. Deceased W. C. Parker 509
1860 TEXAS MORTALITY SCHEDULE p. 52
JAMES M. PARKER 59 years old, born in KY a farmer died in Dallas County, Texas June 1859 of Cancer
MEMORIAL & BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS P. 609-10
Evan W. Bolton & Francis J. Parker
Evan W. Bolton settled in the northeastern part of Dallas County thirty-three years ago, and hence is to be classed with the pioneers of this county...
[Thus it appears the Boltons & Parkers came to Dallas Co., Texas 1857.]
Breckinridge, Texas, (spelled with an "i" not "e" like the town in West Texas) is north of the intersection of Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway & Greenville Avenue, a mile east of Restland Cemetery and ten miles northeast of Downtown Dallas in Dallas County. In the 1840s families from Kentucky and Tennessee began arriving in the area. The first store was built about 1857, etc. A local post office was established in 1858 and was named for Kentucky statesman John C. Breckinridge who was vice president under James Buchanan in 1856. In 1867 a tornado caused considerable damage & in 1873 Richardson was established a few miles north of Breckinridge. The businesses, post office, etc. moved to Richardson where the rail road was. The Breckinridge post office ceased in 1874.
Ref: The Handbook of Texas Online.
1881-2 Dallas City & County Directory
Pleasant Valley - Twenty Miles Northeast from the city of Dallas
PLEASANT VALLEY CEM 1874 Sachse 75048. Take HWY 78 North from Garland to Sachse. Turn right on Sachse Road, go 1.6 miles East. Turn right on Merritt Road & go 1.0 mile South. The cemetery is located on the left (East) side of road, adjacent to house @ 3920 Merritt Road.
PARKER, David E., Sep 23, 1879
William Clark Parker is the son of JAMES M. PARKER and ANNA CARNELL.
HUMPHREYS COUNTY CEMETERY BOOK Jill Garrett & Gladys Anderson
John Parker died before Sept. 1847, when J. W. Carnell was made guardian of his minor heirs: Wm. H., Rufus N., Montgomery D., Asa W., Catherine E., Leona, & P. M. Parker.
[The Pytsil M. Parker born July 1841 died November 1858, listed with J. M. PARKER family on the 1850 Census is believed to be the son of John Parker who died in 1847 in Humphrey Co., Tenn. John Parker left John W. Carnell as the guardian of his children including P. M. Parker. John's wife was probably John W. Carnell's sister - daughter of Hubbard Carnell since Hubbard lists the children as his heirs. P. M. Parker was later under the guardianship of J. M. Parker. It is believed, therefore thatP. M. was related rather than the son of J. M. Parker. This John Parker was not J. M. PARKER's brother John --perhaps a cousin-- or perhaps ANNA PARKER & John Parker's wife were sisters - thus meaning that she was ANNA CARNELL PARKER - the daughter of Hubbard Carnell & Elizabeth Dixon. Although this has not been positively proven because the documents in the Humphreys County, Tennessee Courthouse were destroyed by fire it is more or less accepted by circumstances. ANNA & JAMES M. PARKER named their first daughter Pamela Hubbard Parker and another daughter Malvina Dixon Parker - after ?grandparents Hubbard Carnell & Elizabeth Dixon. Also other transactions indicate a family relationship.]
REMEMBER AS YOU PASS BY
p. 136 Pystil M. Parker B. July 1841 d. Nov 1858 Buried Hooper Cemetery - located on old Hooper homestead on Turkey Creek.
PIONEERS OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE by Whitley
1840 Clerks & Judges were appointed for coming election. Those in Dist 1: JAMES M. PARKER
1850 List of Ministers: J. M. PARKER, Methodist
Grantor Index to Deeds Dallas County, Texas
V. pg. Grantee Grantor
I 90 ANNA & O. M. L. Parker Jan 23, 1862 300 ac Robert McCollough
I 90 W. Clark & O. M. L. Parker Jan 23, 1862 300 ac " Sur.
I 91 ANNA & W. Clark Parker Jan 23, 1862 120 ac "
I 91 O. M. L. & ANNA Parker Jan 23, 1862 320 ac "
I 91 O. M. L. & W. Clark Parker Jan 23, 1862 120 ac "
I 91 W. Clark & ANNA Parker Jan 23, 1862 220 ac "
I 105 O. M. L. & Jesse Jones Jan 3, 1862 20 ac Beg N Cor Dole Tract
I 105 W. Clark & Jesse Jones Jan 31, 1862 20 ac "
I 124 O. L. M. & W. R. McDaniel Jan 23, 1862 100 ac Robert McCollough
J 495 M. V. & William C. Parker Feb 4, 1867 11 ac " Sur
J 495 O. M. L. & William C. Parker Feb 4, 1867 11 ac "
J 504 O. M. L. & Jessie Jones Feb 23, 1867 25 ac Part A. M. Poe Sur
J 504 O. M. L. & Wm. C. Parker Feb 23, 1867 1/2 Int in A. M. Poe
J 504 W. C. & Jessie Jones Feb 23, 1867 25 ac Part A. M. Poe Sur
J 516 O. M. L. & John Routh Feb 4, 1867 269 ac Robert Mc Collough Sur
K 485 ANNA & Francis Jane Bolton Feb 13, 1869 100 ac "
K 486 ANNA & Anna A. Armstrong Feb 12, 1868 100 ac "
From book in Harrington Library in Plano
Sent by Jerry Ellis - John Parker (bro. of J. M. descendant)
PARKER , JAMES M.
JAMES M. PARKER settled in Dallas County at Pleasant Valley on a farm in the 1850's. He was also a Methodist preacher. A brother John W. Parker, had founded the first general store in the Murphy area in 1850. They were the sons of Joshua and Mary Patterson Parker. James was born October 1, 1801 in Shelby County, Kentucky.
In 1820 he married ANNA CARNELL at Humphrey County, Tennessee. She was born July 27, 1798 in North Carolina to Hubbard and Elizabeth Dixon Carnell, and she expired between 1870-1880 in Dallas County. To them were born ten children. They were:
1. Warren Dixon Parker was born July 11, 1822 in Humphrey County, Tennessee. In the 1850 Census he was listed as a school teacher in Humphrey County, Ky. and was married to Jennie O'Brien on Feb. 15, 1874.
2. William Clark Parker was born 1827 in Humphrey County, Tn.
3. Amanda Leona (Lena) Parker was born Nov. 14, 1829 in Humphrey County, Tn. She married James M. Dunlap May 15, 1851 in Collin County. Lena died Nov. 22, 1907 and is buried in the Wylie Cemetery.
4. Oliver M. L. Parker was born in 1832 in Humphrey County, Tn. He was a Methodist preacher.
5. Malvina Dixon Parker was born Dec. 7, 1833 in Humphrey County, Tn. and married Lewis Comer Smith July 24, 1852. She died Dec. 28, 1862 in Arkansas.
6. Fredonia Parker was born 1836 and married to A. B. Hooper Nov. 26, 1865.
7. Frances Jane Parker was born Aug. 11, 1837 in Humphrey County, Tn. and married E. W. Bolton March 11, 1846. This couple farmed in Pleasant Valley. Frances Jane died in childbirth June 1, 1884. She is buried in the Race Catlett Cemetery, Collin Co.
8. Anna Augusta Parker was born 1839 in Humphrey County, Tn. and married W. P. Armstrong.
9. Pytsil M. Parker was born July 1841 and died Nov. 1858 in Humphrey County, Tn.
10. Pamela Parker (no dates available.)
Rev. JAMES M. PARKER died June 12, 1859. His will made out Dec. 12, 1858, was filed in Dallas County August 29, 1859.
[Many errors noted in this publication - it's Humphreys County, Tennessee, not Humphrey. Warren Dixon was Warren Dickson per many documents, & he was a teacher in Humphreys Co., Tenn, not Ky. The Carnell lineage has not yet been proven for Anna. Fredonia Parker m. James Erwin Smith - brother of Lewis Comer Smith who married sister Malvina Dixon Parker. Pytsil was not their child, but son of John Parker. JAMES was his guardian.]
1849 Humphreys County, Tennessee Deed Book I P. 408-9
I John Sullivan of Humphreys County and state of Tennessee Inconsideration of the sum of Ten dollars to me in hand paid by JAMES M. PARKER of said county have sold unto said PARKER a certain parcel of land in said county on the North of Big Richland creek Beginning at an Elm on the north boundary of an original survey In the name of William White for four hundred and Eighty acres now owned by my self and said PARKER running thence East with said boundary one hundred and twenty poles to the north East corner of the same tract Thence North seventy poles to a black gum then on west one hundred and twelve poles to a hickory and red oak thence south seventy poles to the beginning containing forty nine Acres to have and to hold the afore said parcel of land with all its appurtenances to him the said JAMES M. PARKER his heirs and assigns for ever and I covenant with the said JAMES M. that I am lawfully seized of tract of land and have a right to convey the same and that I will consent and forever defend the land to him the said JAMES M. his heirs Executors Administrators as assigns free of all other claims or In cumbrances whatever, in writing of which I have set my hand and affixed my seal this the 11th day of March A D 1842Signed sealed and delivered) John Sullivan SEAL
In presence of us )
Isaac Little )
Robt. M. Rudolph )
State of Tennessee ) Humphreys County ) Personally appeared before me C. E. Harris Clerk of the county court of saidcounty John Sullivan the Bargainor to the within deed of conveyance with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that he Executed the within for the purposes there In contained given under my hand at office this 5th day of March 1849 C. E. Harris Clerk
State of Tennessee ) Humphreys County ) Registers office 5th March 1841 there was the within deed of conveyance deed from John Sullivan to JAMES M. PARKER with the certificates those are duly registered In said office In Book 2 pages 408-409 Recd for Registration March the 5th 1849 near 2 o'clock P.M. and noted in note Book A page 79 R. P. McCrary Register
1849 Humphreys County, Tennessee Deed Book I Page 451-2
I JAMES M. PARKER of Humphrey's County and State of Tennessee, in consideration of the natural love and affection that I have for my son, Warren Dickson Parker and also the consideration of Sixty dollars to me in hand paid by the said Warren Dickson of said county, have given deed sold unto the said, a certain parcel of land, line on Hall's creek of Humphrey's County, all my part of the Warren tracts of landbeginning on a small black oak and hickory facing south one hundred and twenty six poles to a stake, thence East sixty three poles to a gum, the South East corner of a fifty acre tract, continuing East along the South boundary line of the one hundred and sixty six tract to a stake on said line for a month to embrace the divisional between J. Maud, C. M. Parker which line begins at the said mentioned stake, beginning North down the middle point of the hollow above the field and the center of said hollow to Hallis creek, thence down said creek as it now runs opposite the craig fence insuring North and on the North side of said creek to a stake, thence North with said fence to the North boundary line of the original survey to a stake, thence west with said line to the beginning, supposed to be ninety acres. To have and to hold the above said parcel of land with all its appurtenances thereunto belonging to him the said Warren Dickson his heirs and assigns forever, and that the said J. M. PARKER for my self, my heirs, executors or administrators will warrant and forever defend the right and title of said land for of all incumbrances whatever. In witness of which I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this eighth day of February A.D. one thousand eight hundred and forth nine. Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us ) J. M. PARKER SEAL
Thomas H. Latimor )
F. P. Parker )
State of Tennessee ) Humphrey's County ) Personally appeared before me, C. E. Harris, clerk of the county court of said county, JAMES M. PARKER the within named bargainor with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged the Execution of the within deed of conveyance to Warren Dickson Parker for Ninety acres of land to be his act and deed for the purposes therein contained. Given under my hand at office this the 5 day of May 1849. C. E. Harris - Clerk
State of Tennessee ) Humphrey's County ) Registers office May 5, 1849. This was the within deed of conveyance from JAMES M. PARKER to Warren Dickson Parker with the certificate there on duly registered in said office in Book I pages 451-452 Received for registration May the 5th, 1849 near 11 o'clock A.M. and noted in note Book A page 81
R. P. McCrary - Register
1853 Humphreys County, Tennessee Deed Book M Pages 62-3
I JAMES M. PARKER have this day bargained & sold and do by these presents transfer and convey to George Cummins and his heirs forever for the consideration of Seventy five dollars to me in hand paid a tract of land in the state of Tennessee Humphreys County and district No. 5 containing by Estimation Seventy five acres bothe same more or less and bounded as follows to wit. Beginning at the south west corner of an entry In the name of William H. Samuel at a white Walnut In the south boundary line of a 640 acre granted to Willie Barrow. Thence South Eighty poles to a white oak thence west one hundred and thirty three poles to a post thence north Eighty poles to an ash thence west to the beginning To have and to hold the same to the said George Cummins his heirs and assigns and do by these presents do warrant and forever quit claim from myself my heirs and Executors and Administration for Ever the right title and Interest to aforesaid Cummins his heirs and assigns for Ever in witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 18th day of Novr 1853Signed sealed and delivered J. M. PARKER SEAL
In the presence of
E. C. Smith
State of Tennessee ) Humphreys County ) Personally appeared before me Levi McCollum Clerk of the County Court of said County. J. M. PARKER the within named bargainer to the within deed with who I am personally acquainted who acknowledged that he executed the deed to Geo Cummins for seventy acres of land for the purposes therein Expressed. Given under my hand at office this the 10th day of April 1854 Levi McCollum
State of Tennessee ) Humphreys County ) Registerers office May the 16th 1854 then was the within deed from J. M. PARKER to George Cummins for 75 acres of land with the Certificates thereon Duly Registered In said office in Book M. & page 61 & 62 Recd for Registration Near 2 0.C. P.M. and noted In note book A page 144 May the 16th 1854
D. A. Massey Regr
1854 Humphreys County, Tennessee Book H. Page 328
State of Tennessee ) Humphreys County ) I have this day made settlement with JAMES M. PARKER, Guardian for P. M. Parker, Minor Heir of Hubbard Cearnall Decd and by law to report as follows (To Wit) I find the Guardian Charged on settlement made with Him as the lst of December 1853. with the sum of fifty one Dollars and sixty Cents
Interest in the above sum for 12 months is 3.09 1/2
I find the Guardian entitled to the following Credits (to wit)
I allow the guardian for his trouble 2.09 1/2
Paid Clerk for making & recording this settlement 1.00
$ 3.09 1/2
subtract three dollars and nine and one half cents from fifty four dollars and sixty nine and one half cents will leave in the hands of the Guardian the sum of fifty one dollars and sixty cents $51.60
All of which is respectfully submitted
This the 1st day of December 1854
Levi McCollum, Clerk
1854 Humphreys County, Tennessee Book H Page 324 Letters ofAdministration
State of Tennessee ) Humphreys County ) December Term of the County Court 1854 Whereas, it appears to the Court that W. D. Parker, is dead and Having made no will or Testament, an application is being made by JAMES M. PARKER to have letters of Administration granted to him on the estate of the said W. D. Parker, deceased, he having given bond and security as by law in such case is required; The court doth therefore order that he have letters accordingly. These are therefore to authorize and empower you, the said JAMES M. PARKER to enter into, and upon all and singular, the goods and Chattels, rights and credits of the said W. D. Parker, deceased; and the same into your possession take, whensoever to be found in this state, and a true and perfect Inventory thereof make, and return into our County Court on Oath, within ninety days from the date of these presents, and all the just debts of the intestate pay so far as the said estate will amount or extend, The residue thereof deliver to those who have a right thereto by law. Herein fail not, witness, Levi McCollum Clerk of our said Court at office the first Monday in Decr 1854 Levi McCollum, Clerk
State of Tennessee Humphreys County Court Clerks office Decr 6th 1854 Then was the within letters of Administration issued to JAMES M. PARKER on the estate of W. D. Parker deceased duly recorded in said Office in Book H. Page 324 Levi McCollum Clerk1854
Humphreys County, Tennessee Deed Book M Pages 507-8
I John Sulivan of Humphreys County and State of Tennessee for an consideration of the sum of Ten dollars to me in hand paid by JAMES M. PARKER of said County have sold and by these presents do sell unto sd PARKER a certain parcel of land in said County on the north side of Bigrichland Creek adjoining to the lands of said JAMES M. PARKER in civil District No. 1 Beginning at an elm on the north boundary of an original Survey in the name of William White 450 acres it being the south west corner of a 49 acre tract that said PARKER bought of said Sulivan the 11th day of March 1842 running west with said original line thirty three poles to a track thence about a north east corner or nearly so with the conditionally line as now made and marked by the parties to the north west corner of the forty nine acre tract above mentioned it being a hickory and red oak thence south with the west boundary of the aforesd piece of land of forty nine acres 70 poles to the Beginning supposed to be about six acres more or less. To have and to hold the aforesaid parcel of land with all its appurtenances to him the said JAMES M. PARKER his heirs and assigns for ever and I the said Sulivan for myself my heirs and assigns Executors or Administrators doth Covenant with the said JAMES M. PARKER that I will warrant and forever defend the same to him the sd JAMES M. PARKER that I will warrant and forever defend the same to him the sd JAMES M. his heirs and assigns for ever free all other claims whatever In witness of which I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the sixth day of Decr AD One thousand Eight hundred and fifty four signed sealed & delivered In the presence of John Sulivan SEAL
In Testid before assigned
Test W. C. Parker
State of Tennessee ) Humphreys County ) This day personally appeared before me Levi McCollum Clerk of the County Court of said County John Sulivan the bargainor to the within deed with whom I am personally acquainted with who acknowledged that he Executed the same to JAMES M. PARKER for six acres of land for the purposes therein Executed Expressed given under my hand at office in the Town of Waverly on the 5th day of November 1855
Levi McCollum Ck
State of Tennessee ) Humphreys County ) Registers Office Janr the 2nd 1855 Then was the within deed from John Sulivan to J. M. PARKER for 6 acres of land with the certificates thereon duly registered. In said office in Book M & Page 361 recd for Registration near 12 O.C. A.M. and noted in note book A page 158 January 1856
D. A. Massey Regs
1855 Humphreys County, Tennessee p. 464
State of Tennessee I have this day proceeded to makeHumphreys County settlement with JAMES M. PARKER,Guardian for P. M. Parker, Minor heir of Hubbard Cearnall decd & beg leave to make the following report, To wit, I find the Guardian Charged on settlement made with him on the 1st day of December 1854, with the sum of fifty one & 60/100 Dollars
interest on the above sum for 12 months is 3.09 1/2
I find the Guardian entitled to the following Credits,
I allow the guardian for his trouble
Paid clerk for making & recording this settlement
Subtract three dollars nine 4 1/2 cents from fifty four dollars and 69 1/2 cents, will leave in the hands of the guardian the sum of Fifty one dollars & sixty cents, $51.60 all of which is respectfully submitted
This the 1st day of December 1855 Levi M. Collum, Clerk
1854 Humphreys County, Tennessee Book H Page 324 Letters of Administration
State of Tennessee Humphreys County December Term of the County Court 1854Whereas it appears to the court that W. E. Parker is dead and Having made no will or testament, and application being made by JAMES M. PARKER to have letters of Administration granted to him on the estate of the said W. D. Parker, deceased, he having given bond and security as by law in such case is required; the court doth therefore order that he have letters accordingly. These are therefore to authorize and empower you, the said JAMES M. PARKER to enter into, and upon all and singular, the goods and chattels rights and credits of the said W. D. Parker deceased; and the same into your possession take, whensoever to be found in this state, and a true and perfect Inventory thereof make and return into our County Court on Oath within ninety days from the date of these presents, and all the just debts of the intestate pay so far as the said estate will amount or the residue thereof deliver to those who have a right thereto by law Herein fail not, witness Levi McCollum Clerk of our said Court at office the first Monday in Decr 1854
Levi McCollum Clerk
State of Tennessee Humphreys County Court Clerks office Decr 6th 1854 Then was the within letters of Administration issued to JAMES M. PARKER on the estate of W. D. Parker deceased, duly recorded in said office in Book H Page 326 Levi McCullum Clerk
1855 Humphreys County, Tennessee Book H Page 349 Inventory
An inventory of the property and the effects of the estate of W. D. Parker Decd as taken by me Febr 1st 1855 J. M. PARKER
Admr of said estate
J. M. PARKER 1 Lot Iron $ 25.00
J. M. PARKER 1 set waggon wheels 16.00
J. M. PARKER 1 lot coal 1.00
J. M. PARKER 1 male colt 30.00
J. M. PARKER 1 ? & powder horn .35
J. M. PARKER 1 bedstead & chest 1.50
J. M. PARKER 1 calfskin & books .55
J. M. PARKER 1 lot brushes & blacking .30
J. M. PARKER 1 small lot corn 1.00
J. M. PARKER 1 couter plow 1.10
J. M. PARKER 1 saddle & blanket 14.00
O. M. L. Parker 1 jug .05
O. M. L. Parker 1 Bay Mare 74.00
O. M. L. Parker 1 pr saddle bags 1.70
W. Clark Parker 1 Mule 78.00
W. Clark Parker 1 Hand Ballance .40
W. Clark Parker 1 Dictionary .10
L. C. Smith 1 Lot Shoats 7.00
Widow Browing's estate. to account for blacksmithing 1.50
J. W. Cearnall 1 acct " .50
C. S. Batson 1 " " 17.30
J. J. Knight 1 " " .50
G. W. Hartley 1 " " 5.60
S. A. Ellis 1 " " 8.75
James Carter 1 " " .20
Jane Cooley 1 " " 1.50
P. Carter 1 " " .80
Joseph Hedgecock 1 doubtful 1.50
P. Prestley 1 very doubtful 16.05
E. M. Warren 1 note due 21 Jany 1854 15.20
D. Webb & Jno Carter 1 note due 1 Jany 1855 12.50
W. H. Washburn 1 note due 16 Jan/55 5.40
J. M. PARKER cash recd 48.15
Sworn to in open court
this 5th Febr 1855 J. M. PARKER Admr.
Levi McCollum Clerk
1856 Humphreys County, Tennessee Book H Pages 632-3 Settlement
State of Tennessee I have this day proceeded to make settlement Humphreys County with JAMES M. PARKER, Administrator of the estate of W. D. Parker, deceased and to report as follows (to wit)
I find the Administrator charged on inventory and account of sale returned the 5th February 1855 withe the sum of three hundred and ninety two & 50/100 dollars $392.50
I find the administrator entitled to the following credits (to wit)
Part of account Inventoried doubtful against P. Priest Cy fourdollars and five cents which could not be collected $ 4.05
No. 1. paid on proven account to P. F. Gould 40.00
2. paid on proven account to D. H. White 41.49
3. paid on proven account to J. Wyly 6.25
4. paid on proven account to J. W. Hall 16.64
5. paid on proven account to
6. paid on proven account to
7. paid on proven account to W. C. ?
8. paid on proven account to J. J. Knight
9. paid on proven account to Hattey & Ellis
10. paid on proven account to G. W. Hartley
Paid Clerk for Admr bond .50 c. letters of admr .50 c
Recording Invt .75 c 1.75
I allow the administrator for his trouble 30.00
Paid Clerk for making this settlement 2.00
Paid clerk for recording this settlement .20
Subtract one hundred and Eighty seven & 90/100 dollars from three hundred and ninety two & 50/100 Dollars will leave in the hands of the Administrator the sum of two hundred and four & 60/100 Dollars $204.60 all of which is respectfully submitted this the
5th Decr 1856 Levi McCollum Clerk
June 1859 Dallas County, Texas
In the name of God Amen. Know all men by these presents that I J. M. PARKER of the County of Dallas State of Texas being of sound mind and memory and knowing that it is appointed unto man once to die and after this the Judgement. Do make constitute and ordain this my last will and Testament. And first I recommend my soul to God who gave it to be saved through Jesus Christ our Lord. And my body to be buried in a decent Christian like manner.
2nd I give and bequeath to my loving and Effectionate wife ANNA PARKER (200) two hundred acres of land Including our present home that being all the land I have with the exception of (19 1/3) Nineteen and one third acres it being my undivided In tract in (658) six hundred and fifty eight acres of land conveyed by Robert McCullough to J. M. PARKER, W. Clark Parker, and O. M. L. Parker containing in all six hundred and fifty eight acres.
3rd My will and desire is at the death or inter marriage of my wife ANNA. The two hundred acres of land be Equally divided between my two daughters Frances Jane Bolton and Anna Augusta Parker.
4th The Remaining nineteen and one third acre of land I bequeath to my daughter Amanda Leona Dunlap to be stricken off so as to have a forth acre tract about to be bought of W. Clark Parker and O. M. L. Parker by James M. Dunlap.
5th I also give and bequeath to my wife ANNA my Negro boy Gilbert, one mule known by the name of Bets one Pony mare and colt six cows and calves 1 heifer and 2 steers all my hogs my watch and shot gun house hold and Kitchen Furniture all my Farming tools and carpenters tools to be used for the benefit of the Farm all the above named articles as bequeathed to be for the special use and support of my wife ANNA PARKER during her natural life or widowhood.
6th My will is at the death or intermarriage of my wife ANNA PARKER the negro boy Gilbert together with all the effects or proceeds of said property mentioned in the 5th Item to be equally divided between all my lawful heirs.
7th I give and bequeath to my daughter, Anna Augusta Parker my large Family Bible one mule known by the name of Jim Saddle and Bridle one bed and furniture two cows known by the name of Rose and Lady and their calves.
8th Settle or pay all my debts all of which I want done without further expense than the Recording of this will. 9th I further will and desire that my son in law E. W. Bolton who now lives in the house with me be permitted to stay and cultivate the Farm and aid in the support of his mother in law so long as he manages as he had done here to fore.
10th I further desire that my son W. Clark Parker and E. W. Bolton and Oliver M. L. Parker assist my wife ANNA in attending to all her business transactions, all of which I severally submit this the 20th day of December A.D. 1858 given under my hand and seal J. M. PARKER SEAL
Robert R. Tucker
N. G. Button
The 11th article I have added to wit, on the last and final division I give to Pamela Hubbard and Malvina Dixon our daughters Twenty five dollars more to each of them than to any of the rest, provided there is enough left to do so. J. M. PARKER SEAL
The State of Texas) County of Dallas ) Personally appeared in Open Court N. G. Buttom, one of the subscribing witnesses to the within Last Will and testament of J. M. PARKER, decd. I being duly sworn, says upon his Oath that the said J. M. PARKER, Deceased signed the within and foregoing Last Will and testament in his presence and that he acknowledged the same to be his own true act and will for the purpose & considerations therein set forth, and that he the said N. G. Buttons together with Robert R. Tucker signed the same as witnesses at the request of the said J. M. PARKER and I further swear that his signature to the said certificate and testament is genuine. N. G. ButtonSubscribed and sworn to before me this 29th August A.D. 1859
W. K. Austin C.C.C.D.C.G.
By Geo. W. Laws, Deputy Clerk
The State of Texas) County of Dallas ) The within will of J. M. PARKER Decd was probated and filed for record by order of Court June 27th 1859 but the Record of Wills does not show that said Will was recorded. This is to certify that I have this day duly recorded said will with its certificates of authentification in Book "B" record of wills of Dallas County pages 134 to 137
Witness my official seal and signature
at my office in the City of Dallas this the 21st day of August A.D. 1875
A. Harwood, Clerk
by W. A. Harwood, Deputy
filed August 29th 1859 Davis, Clerk
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