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Family of Priestly Ezekial PARKER (17) & Joanna Frances MURPHY

49. Joseph Priest PARKER. Born on 27 May 1856 in Tennessee. At the age of 70, Joseph Priest died on 31 Oct 1926. Buried in 1926 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in House # 1607, 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1860. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1917.

In Apr 1876 when Joseph Priest was 19, he married Mary Elizabeth BARNHILL, daughter of William BARNHILL. Born on 30 Nov 1855 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 65, Mary Elizabeth died in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee on 30 Nov 1920. Buried in 1920 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Mollie".

They had the following children:
119 i. Libbie (1877-1957)
120 ii. William Priestly (1881-1943)
121 iii. Celestia (1882-1938)
iv. Lila. Born on 30 Dec 1884. At the age of 80, Lila died on 12 Dec 1965. Buried in 1965 in Blair Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920.

Lila married William Riley JOHNSON, son of Elder John William JOHNSON (1851-1909) & Mary JAMISON (1854-1918). Born on 9 Nov 1881 in Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 58, William Riley died in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee on 26 Feb 1940. Buried in 1940 in Blair Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee. Occupation: Farmer, cotton ginner, and businessman.

No children were produced from this marriage.

122 v. Samuel Thompson (1886-1957)
123 vi. John Albert (1888-1958)
124 vii. George Cass (1891-1939)
viii. Paul. Born on 10 May 1896. At the age of 33, Paul died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 19 Apr 1930. Resided in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1926. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1910.

Paul married Bennie Mae OAKLEY. Born on 26 Jan 1902. At the age of 29, Bennie Mae died on 1 Apr 1931.

125 ix. Mary Grace (1901-1981)

50. Sidney George PARKER. Born on 22 Jun 1860. At the age of 76, Sidney George died in 1937. Buried in 1937 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1906. Resided in Darden, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1917. Resided in Portageville, New Madrid County, Missouri in 1926. Occupation: He had a general merchandise store in Darden, Henderson County, Tennessee.

On 13 May 1880 when Sidney George was 19, he married Frances Provie BARNHILL. Born in 1863. At the age of 70, Frances Provie died in 1933. Buried in 1933 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Ernest. Born on 27 Feb 1881. At the age of 2, Ernest died on 9 Sep 1883.

ii. John Dennis. Born on 23 Dec 1883. At the age of 54, John Dennis died on 23 Oct 1938.

On 26 May 1907 when John Dennis was 23, he married Pearl GORDON.

John Dennis Parker and Pearl Gordon had no children.

126 iii. Cecil Ennis (1886-1966)
iv. Sidney Emmett. Born on 18 Jun 1888. At the age of 82, Sidney Emmett died on 20 Aug 1970.

On 18 Dec 1913 when Sidney Emmett was 25, he married Beulah CRISTENBERRY.

Sidney Emmett Parker and Beulah Cristenberry had no children.

v. Harry Clark. Born on 25 Mar 1892. At the age of 62, Harry Clark died in Jan 1955. Resided in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.

Harry Clark married Nell RUTLAND.

127 vi. Joe Priestly (1894-1937)
vii. Frances Faustina. Born on 25 Dec 1898.

viii. Mary Grace. Born on 6 Aug 1903. At the age of 2, Mary Grace died in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee on 27 Jan 1906. Buried in 1906 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Obituary: Died: Grace, the three-year-old daughter of S.G. Parker, died in Wildersville, last Saturday morning after an illness of but two days with pneumonia. The remains were interred in the Parker graveyard near Parker's Crossroads.


51. Lewis Jackson PARKER. Born on 26 Nov 1867 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 46, Lewis Jackson died in Gershorm, Pontotoc County, Mississippi in Mar 1914. Buried in 1914 in Martin, Tennessee. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1906.

Obituary: From "Tennessee: The Volunteer State 1769-1923"
LEWIS JACKSON PARKER
(Volume 3, page 616)

In the passing of Lewis Jackson Parker, Martin lost a highly respected and esteemed citizen. A native of Tennessee, his birth occurred in Wildersville on the 26th of November, 1867, a son of Priestly E. and Joanna Frances (Murphey) Parker, the latter a native of this state. Priestly E. Parker was born in Orange county, North Carolina on the 10th of June, 1828, and came with his parents to West Tennessee a short time afterward. In the acquirement of his early education Lewis Jackson Parker attended the Public schools of Henderson county and began his business career at an early age, becoming an employee of J. N. Hall. Immediately after his marriage Mr. Parker returned to Wildersville and remained there for some fifteen years. being associated with his father-in-law in business. At the age of thirty-five years he closed what was at that time one of the largest Mississippi timber deals, buying on option one thousand, eight hundred and seventy acres of land, five hundred of which were in cultivation. He then built a stave plant and sawmill on the land and became one of the most prosperous men in that community. He resided in Pontotoc county, Mississippi six years and at the termination of that time returned to Tennessee and in 1912 located in Martin. He built a magnificent home here and retired from active business, although he retained his interest in the stave and sawmill business in Mississippi. During the two years of his residence in this community he did much to improve the public welfare and his demise on the 8th of March, 1914, came as a severe blow to his many friends. On the 21st of July, 1890, occurred the marriage of Mr. Parker to Miss Martha Lue Spellings, the ceremony being performed at Buena Vista, Carroll county, this state. Her parents, John and Elizabeth (Hamilton) Spellings, were both natives of Tennessee and prominent residents in the community in which they made their home. Her father was born in Carroll county in 1840 and upon the outbreak of the Civil war he was quick to put all personal interests aside and enlist in the Federal army. He participated in most of the strategic battles of that war and was in active service four years. To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Parker four children were horn: John Spellings, whose birth occurred on the 1st of June, 1896, and who married Miss Minnie Clara Mayo, a resident of Pontotoc county, Mississippi; Verda Marie, who was born on tile 81st of July, 1898, and who is now the wife of Edward M. Burge, of Martin: Hattie Mae, born March 23, 1902; and Lewis Priestly, whose birth occurred on the 1st of February, 1909. Mrs. Parker is a true southern gentlewoman and is Prominently known in Martin, where she has many friends. Throughout his life Mr. Parker gave his political endorsement to the democratic party and although he never sought nor desired public preferment he was ever cognizant of the duties and responsibilities as well as the privileges of good citizenship and no movement for the development or improvement of the community ever sought his aid in vain. He well merited the success he achieved in life and the confidence and respect in which he was held by his fellowmen.


On 21 Jul 1891 when Lewis Jackson was 23, he married Martha Lue SPELLINGS, daughter of John SPELLINGS & Elizabeth HAMILTON, in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born in Buena Vista, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in Martin, Weakley County, Tennessee in 1914. Alias/AKA: "Mattie".

They had the following children:
i. Infant.

ii. Infant.

iii. John Spellings. Born on 1 Jun 1896.

iv. Verdie Marie. Born in Jul 1898.

At Martin on the 14th of October, 1919, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Burge to Miss Verda Marie Parker, a daughter of Mrs. Martha Spelling Parker of this community. Mrs. Burge's father was the late Louis Jackson Parker, extended mention of whom is made elsewhere in this work. To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Burge one daughter, Dorothy Elizabeth, has been born. Her natal day was the 16th of December, 1920.


Verdie Marie married Edward Mack BURGE.

v. Hattie Mae. Born on 23 Mar 1902.

vi. Lewis Priestly. Born on 1 Feb 1909.


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