Isaac Duke Parker, Sr

Isaac Duke Parker, Sr

Elbert County, Georgia, USA
Death 14 Apr 1883 (aged 90)
Weatherford, Parker County, Texas, USA
Burial Weatherford, Parker County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 10756717 · View Source
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Son of Elder John Parker and Sara (Sallie) White Parker.

Isaac served as Sargeant in Captain Heeley's Company of Tennessee Militia, he enlisted in Huntsville, Alabama.

He help build Fort Parker near present town of Groesbeck, Texas.

He was was at the battle of San Jacinto.

Isaac served as member of the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th Congresses representing Houston County, also served as member of the Senate in the Eighth and Ninth congresses. He also was a member of the Convention of 1845.

He was a senator in the first four terms of the Texas Legislature and in the 1855-1856 served in the House, representing Ellis and Tarrant Counties. He introduced the bill creating the county which bears his name.

Parker County was named after Isaac Parker.

Isaac moved from his place of birth in Georgia to Charlotte County in Virginia when he married Lucy Cheatham. He then moved on to Illinois in 1817 and to Texas in 1833.

Parker fought in the Texas revolution as a member of the Elisha Clapp's company.

Spouses: Lucy W. Cheatham (1794-1861) daughter of William Cheatham m. 1816 Robertson Co., Tennessee. 2. Virginia Sims m. 1 September 1870.
Known children: By first wife: Joseph Cheatham b. 7 October 1817 d. 1825; Isaac Duke b. 1 January 1825 unmarried; William E. b 14 November 1828; Lucy Ann b. 23 June 1830 m. S. C. Haile. By second wife: Rebecca b. 2 November 1871 m Mr Rawlins; Florence Susan b. 12 July 1873 d. 1879; Sallie Virginia b. 25 May 1875 m. J. B. Sikes in 1898.

Gravesite Details Information submitted by the Houston County Historical Commission, Crockett


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  • Added: 11 Apr 2005
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