|Birth: ||Mar. 19, 1816|
|Death: ||Mar. 12, 1861|
Husband of Elizabeth "Betsie" Harrell,daughter of William Harrell and Catherine Bass and granddaugher of Revolutionary War soldier Levi Harrell and his wife Sarah.
"History of Telfair County 1812-1949"
Compiled by: Floris Perkins Mann
The "General Manning" Blown Up
In the spring of 1861, just before the secession of Georgia, the steamer "General Manning" plying between Hawkinsville and Savannah, met with terrible disaster near "Manning's Lower Fence," just below Jacksonville Ferry. Laden with a cargo of general merchandise and a long list of passengers, the noble vessel was going smoothly along, when suddenly without warning the boilers blew up, splitting the vessel in twain, and precipitating all the people on board into the swift muddy waters of the Ocmulgee. Many were killed outright, and many were drowned. Numbers were terribly scalded by steam from the burst boilers. Numbers were rescued in boats. The son of the Captain was blown out on the bank unharmed. No women were on board. A number of the slaves belonging to Duncan McRae of McRae were on the boat, having been hired out to work during the dull season in farming. Among those killed were Joseph Williams, Jacob Parker and John Harrell, all prominent planters of China Hill. The explosion was heard for miles and fragments of the boat and provisions were scattered along the river banks for a hundred yards or more. The planters afterwards made nice houses from these fragments.
The boat was in command of Captain Taylor of Hawkinsville, who was seriously injured, and a son of his was killed. This incident is still talked of among the older people.
Marriage: 07 Oct 1838, Telfair Co., GA
To: Elizabeth "Betsy" Harrell
Daughter of: William Harrell, War 1812 & Catherine Bass
Grand-daughter of Levi Harrell, Rev War Patriot
William Bass Parker (1836-15 Dec 1863) CSA
3rd Sgt. 49th GA Infantry - Died Gen Hospital - Camp Winder, Richmond, VA 15 Dec 1863)
Jacob Y. Parker (1840-1861) CSA
Elizabeth Jane Parker (1842-1906)
Mary Ann Parker (1844-1919)
John C. Parker (1845-1930) CSA
James Lee Parker (1847-1923) CSA
Cahterine Parker (1854-1923)
Elizabeth Harrell Parker (1815 - 1900)*
Catherine Elizabeth Parker McDonald (1835 - 1923)*
Jacob Y Parker (1840 - 1861)*
Mary A Ann Parker Cameron (1844 - 1919)*
John C Parker (1845 - 1930)*
James Leir Parker (1847 - 1923)*
Parker Family Cemetery
Created by: Dianne
Record added: Aug 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57967436
In Memory of my 3rd Great Grandfather|
Added: May. 4, 2013