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John "Cornbread" Parker
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Birth: Aug. 29, 1838, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1912, USA

John was born to Dickerson and Lucinda Eaton Parker.
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He enlisted in the Civil War June 1861, Co. "G", 1st Regiment, Texas Infantry, Regiment of Volunteers. He stayed in the same Co. throughout the war. He was paroled in April, 1865.
He was at the Surrender of General Robert E. Lee, to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 10, 1865.
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It has been written and recorded, that John walked all the way back from Appomattox, Va. when the war was over.
His grandson Joe Bailey remembered hearing him tell the story about walking all the way back home, until he got into Anderson county, and that he got a ride the rest of the way. So his grandsons asked him, "Why didn't you walk the whole way home", in which he replied "that he was tired of walking".
He applied for his confederate pension in 1908, at age 70. Dr. J.M. Parks, a practicing physician of the Elkhart community, states he is well acquainted with John Parker and he is bed-ridden and almost totally blind.
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He married Lucinda Rosson.
He and Lucinda had the following children;
Ben J., Iciphenia, Irena, Lucinda, Nannie, Laura and Martha.
His second wife is Sarah "Sallie" Parker Parker. She is buried beside him. She was the daughter of his first cousin Ben Parker and Irena Douthit Parker. They did not have children.
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Note; In his picture he is wearing the "Confederate Medal of Honor" on his right lapel.


Source; Confederate Pension #14545



 
 
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 Parents:
  Dickinson Parker (1812 - 1844)
  Lucinda Eaton Parker (1820 - 1847)
 
 Spouses:
  Lucinda Rosson Parker (1846 - 1885)
  Sarah Parker Parker (1854 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  Ben J. Parker (1868 - 1956)*
  Iciphenia Parker Kennedy (1869 - 1900)*
  Irena Parker Bennett (1873 - 1965)*
  Nancy Ann Parker Walling (1878 - 1953)*
  Martha Parker (1880 - 1899)*
  Laura Alice Parker Woodard (1882 - 1961)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Parker (1838 - 1912)
  Ira Parker (1840 - 1863)*
  Benjamin Parker (1843 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pilgrim Cemetery (White section)
Elkhart
Anderson County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Nancy Franklin-Walling B...
Originally Created by: Norida Meredith
Record added: Feb 13, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5208133
John Cornbread Parker
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John Cornbread Parker
Added by: Nancy Franklin-Walling Bundrick
 
John Cornbread Parker
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- Mary Lou McCormick
 Added: Jun. 21, 2013
Thank you for your military service. That was a long walk home. Your sacrifice has not been forgotten.
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Aug. 29, 2010
From a daughter of "The United Daughters of the Confederacy"and also a descendant of the Parkers'
- Nancy Franklin-Walling Bundrick
 Added: Sep. 16, 2009
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