John Aaron Parker was born in Georgia to Wesley Parker and Mahala George. He married Lydia Ann Dickerson 18 Jan 1866 In Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. Their children were Dollie Parker who married Dr. Thornton M. Wall and Kathryn Mahala Parker who married Benjamin A. Rust. After John Aaron Parker died in 1877 Lydia married Isaiah Hampton Lawson 5 Feb 1888 in Red River County, Texas. Lydia is buried in the Garland Cemetery in Red River County, Texas.