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Family of Joseph Priest PARKER (42) & Mary Elizabeth BARNHILL

86. Libbie PARKER. Born on 20 Jul 1877. At the age of 79, Libbie died in 1957. Resided in Rosebud, Texas in 1916. Resided in Marlin, Texas in 1920. Resided in Rosebud, Texas in 1939.

Wildersville News: Mrs. Libbie Barnhill, daughter of J.R. Parker, who is in Texas attending the trial verdict against L.T. Morgan, the murderer of her husband for $20,000. She will return home soon. W.P. Parker, her brother, accompanied her to Texas.

Libbie first married Charles BARNHILL, son of ? BARNHILL. Charles died about 1899.

They had the following children:
i. William Parker. William Parker died in 1961.

ii. Howard. Born in 1897. Resided in Rosebud, Texas.

Howard married Irene ?.

Libbie second married William H. BARNHILL, son of ? BARNHILL. William H. died in 1924. Occupation: Farmer and merchant of Marlin, Texas.

They had the following children:
i. Pete. Pete died in 1958.

Pete married Barbara ?. Resided in San Antonio, Texas.

182 ii. Hattie Mae (1907-1956)
183 iii. Jack Murphy (-1966)
184 iv. Lila (1917-)

87. William Priestly PARKER. Born in 1881. At the age of 62, William Priestly died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 2 Sep 1943. Resided in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920. Resided in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1926. Resided in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1939. Occupation: Clothing merchant in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Will".

Obituary: Will P. Parker, 62, son of the late Joe and Mrs. Mary Parker, died at his home in Lexington, Thursday afternoon, September 2, 1943, at 3:30 o'clock. Mr. Parker moved to Lexington from Wildersville, about 28 years ago, and entered business in which he was successful. He retired three years ago after his store was destroyed by fire. Since that time Mrs. Parker has conducted a shop in an addition made to their residence. Lexington never had a more popular citizen than Will Parker. He was before his illness, always ready and anxious to help those in distress. He was a member of the Lexington's First Baptist Church, and until his death was a regular attendant to its services. On December 3, 1903, he was married to Myrtle Watson, and for several years they lived in Wildersville, where Mr. Parker was born and grew to manhood. To this union one child was born, Miss Virginia Lee, who with her mother survives. He is also survived by two brothers, Dr. Sam T. Parker of Jackson, and John Parker of Wildersville, and three sisters, Mrs. Lila Johnson of Huntingdon, Mrs. Mary Crockett of Huntingdon, and Mrs. Libby Barnhill of Rosebud, Texas. Funeral services were held in the Pafford Funeral Home on Friday afternoon with his pastor, Rev Walter Warmath, officiating. The passing of Will Parker takes from this community one of its highly esteemed citizens who place cannot easily be filled. Since early boyhood he has been a friend to the members of The Progress force and family.

On 3 Dec 1903 when William Priestly was 22, he married Myrtle WATSON.

They had one child:
i. Virginia Lee. Alias/AKA: "Pinky".

Never married.

88. Celestia PARKER. Born on 11 Dec 1882 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 56, Celestia died in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee on 24 Dec 1938. Buried in 1938 in Hare Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920. Resided in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee in 1926. Alias/AKA: "Lessie".

Obituary: Dies in Jackson: Mrs. "Lessie" (Celestia) Appleby, daughter of the late Joseph P. and and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Parker, and widow of the late Will F. Appleby, was born in Henderson County, December 11th, 1882, and after a brief illness with pneumonia, died in her home in Jackson December 24th, 1938. But six days before her passing, County Court Clerk Joe A. Appleby received word of the illness of his mother, hastened to her bedside and remained there practically all the time until the Death Angel took her soul from its tenement of clay and wafted it to the Great Beyond. On May 4th, 1901, Miss Lessie Parker was joined in the holy bonds of wedlock to Will F. Appleby, and of the four children born to this union, the following survive: Mrs. Mary Beth Rogers, James Chester Appleby and Joe A. Appbleby, all of whom were present when the beloved mother was taken from them. Will Appleby, the husband and father, after filling in Henderson County the positions of trust, Clerk of the County Court, County Judge and Trustee, and finally being appointed to the position of U.S. Marshall for West Tennessee, passed away while filling the office on the 28th day of February, 1924, and his body was laid to rest in the Hare Cemetery where his mother and other members of the his father's family rested. The remains of Mrs. Appleby were brought to Lexington and in the First Methodist Church, and the demonstration of her Christian faith, Revs. E.W. Crump, the local pastor, Rev. W.F. Maxwell, pastor of Hays Avenue Methodist Church, Jackson, and Rev. C.E. Norman, pastor of Bemis Methodist Church, officiated in the service, paying last respects to one who was known and loved by many. Mrs. Appelby was a lovely and lovable woman, one who met all the responsibilities of life fully and cheerfully as daughter, sister, wife, mother, her family on both sides. While I knew her in the capacities and connections I have stated, she appealed especially to me as a friend, for seldom did she come to Lexington from Jackson that she did not make it a point to give me a call and a hearty greeting, and especially do I remember her last visit to Lexington when she called at my door to tell me how she appreciated something good which had been said in The Progress about her son Joe. I do not remember what it was but a mother never forgets. It is said of a good man or woman who dies that their place in the world cannot be filled and it is true, so it is with Mrs. Appleby, especially to her children, for it is truly said that "God can give but one mother"--W.V. Barry [Surviving borthers and sisters are Dr. Sam Parker of Jackson, Will P. Parker of Lexington, John A. Parker and George C. Parker, both of Wildersville; three sisters, Mrs. W.R. Johnson of Wildersville, Mrs. F.S. Crockett of Huntingdon and Mrs. W.H. Barnhill of Rosebud, Texas. Burial in Hare Cemetery]

Cause of Death: Pneumonia.

On 4 May 1901 when Celestia was 18, she married Judge William Franklin APPLEBY, son of A.R. APPLEBY (1855-1942) & Donie ROBERTS (1858-1896). Born on 22 Jul 1880 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 43, William Franklin died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 28 Feb 1924. Buried in Mar 1924 in Hare Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Will".

Obituary: Again it has fallen to my lot to personally chronicle something of the life of a man who has been an active factor in the official life of Henderson County--a man whom to know fully was to honor and respect; as I have heretofore written of others of his type who have played their parts on the stage of human life and made their exit into the Unknown Beyond. William Franklin Appleby, son of A.R. and the late Mrs. Donie Roberts Appleby, ws born in the old third district of Henderson County, July 22nd, 1879. He was found dead in his bed in room 16 of the Hotel Lexington, Thursday morning, February 28th, 1924. On February 19th, Mr. Appleby left his place of business as United States Marshall in Memphis and came out to Jackson on business which his wife urged him to postpone, but he had lost much time by illness and was anxious to make the trip, which was continued in Lexington on the Friday following. Here he spent the time with his sister, Mrs. F.W. Hall at Hall's Store, five miles west of Lexington and then with his uncle, C.T. Roberts, two miles north of town, and on the day before his death he came into town and registered at the hotel, where he sat up comparatively late in the rooms of his brother-in-law, Dr. Samuel T. Parker. On the 5th day of May 1901, Mr. Appleby was most happily married to Miss Lessie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Parker at Wildersville, who has been to him a helpmete indeed. To this union four children were born--Chester, John, Mary Beth and Joe , all of whom, with the mother, survive except John, who was killed by accident about five years ago. In 1902, following examination by the late Judge John M. Taylor of the State Court of Civil Appeals, Mr. Appleby was admitted to the bar at Lexington, and while he has practiced his profession alone and in partnership with Hon. L.B. Johnson, the major part of his time was devoted to the discharge of duties in the three county offices of which he was elected--Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Judge and Trustee. His education was limited, obtained in the county schools and in the Southern Normal at Huntingdon, but he was naturally a brilliant business man, with rare talents combined with marked personal magnetism. In 1908 he was elected Clerk of the Circuit Court of Henderson County, filling the office of one term of four years, after which he was elected County Judge in 1912, serving the term of six years and before he was regularly elected Trustee in 1918. He filled out the unexpired term of S.F. Rosson, resigned. Some of these statements may not be accurate as to time served, but the facts go to show how Will Appleby was trusted by the people of his county. When he made application for the position of United States Marshall for the Western District of Tennessee, under the Harding administration, he met bitter opposition, but he won, as he had won practically all of his home fights, and until he was stricken with illness, he was filling with efficiency the position with which he had been honored by the Federal Government. In politics, he was a Republican and while always ready to give a reason for his political faith, he drew to himself in bonds of friendship many men with whom he held nothing in common politically, and so it was with his religious faith, that of the Christian Church. He accorded willingly to every man the political and religious freedom he claimed for himself and was guaranteed by the constitution. I do not know any relation in life in which Will Appleby had not a winning way and certainly he won and kept many friends. As an official, he was always patient and courteous, bearing with the frailties of others more than he would ask others to bears on his own. He grew up more as a chum than as a son to his father, who was both parents to him in his late boyhood, for his mother died when he was seventeen. Besides his immediate family of wife and three children, he is survived by his devoted father, his one brother, John of New York, and his sister, Lizzie (Mrs. F.W.) Hall, this county. The last service over his remains was held in the home built by himself, two miles north of Lexington, now occupied by his uncle, Mr. C. T. Roberts. The service was conducted by Mr. Coleman Overby, pastor of the Christian Church of Lexington, Prof. J.O. Brown, of the same faith, and Rev A. N. Goforth, pastor of the Southern Methodist Church. After the service in the Roberts home, the remains were carried three miles to the Hare graveyard.

They had the following children:
185 i. James Chester (1902-1953)
ii. John. Born on 2 Apr 1904 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 14, John died in Henderson County, Tennessee in Aug 1918. Buried in Aug 1918 in Hare Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Obituary: Accidentally Killed; One of the most unforeseen and deplorable accidents, the news of which shocked the entire community, happened last Saturday evening at the home of Judge W.F. Appleby, two miles north of Lexington. Judge Appleby, his father, Mr. A.R. Appleby, and Mrs. Albert Hatchett were dynamiting stumps on the site of a barn to be built by the Applebys, when a five-pound piece of one of the stumps was blown in an upward curve and a distance of 67 steps came down directly on the side of John, the 14-year-old son of Judge Appleby. The boy was felled to the earth and knocked unconscious and medical assistance was obtained just as soon as possible. Dr. Brandon advised rushing the injured boy to Jackson in an automobile which was done and soon after reaching that city, Dr. Ambrose McCoy removed a portion of the crushed skull which had entered the brain sac. The operation must have given some relief, for the boy recovered consciousness at one time last Sunday. However, anxious friends got no encouragement from the reports of John's condition on Monday. Tuesday morning the sad news came that the boy had died at 11:40 o'clock p.m., and the remains reached Lexington on the 9 o'clock a.m. train. When the boy was carried to Jackson night early, he was accompanied by his father, Rush Oakley, Oscar Roberts and Dr. G.A. Brandon and Mrs. Appleby, two other sons and J.D. Roberts followed. There is no telling what is going to befall one in this world--or when. All day Saturday, Judge Appleby was in the best of spirits and felt that all was well with him and his loved ones, little dreaming of the calamity hanging over his head. Judge Appleby is notedly devoted to his family and in this sad accident to his splendid boy, he has the deepest sympathy of a host of friends.

iii. Joseph A.. Born in 1908 in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 59, Joseph A. died on 2 Jan 1967. Buried in Jan 1967 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Occupation: Attorney. Alias/AKA: "Joe".

Joseph A. married Grace NORMAN. Born in 1911. At the age of 62, Grace died in 1973. Buried in 1973 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

iv. Mary Beth.

89. Doctor Samuel Thompson PARKER. Born on 20 Dec 1886. At the age of 70, Samuel Thompson died on 2 Jul 1957.

World War I Army Captain, physician and surgeon of Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee.

Samuel Thompson married Elizabeth ADAMS. Born on 26 Nov 1896 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

They had the following children:
186 i. Samuel T. (1923-)
187 ii. Joseph Hendreck

90. John Albert PARKER. Born on 26 Nov 1888. At the age of 69, John Albert died on 26 May 1958. Buried in 1958 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1939. Occupation: Farmer and grocery merchant, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee.

On 9 Aug 1911 when John Albert was 22, he married Effie ROSSER, daughter of James W. ROSSER (1858-1924) & Mary Frances BLOUNT (1858-1950), in Henderson County, Tennessee. Born on 24 Aug 1885. At the age of 92, Effie died on 26 Sep 1977. Buried in 1977 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had one child:
i. James Howard. Born on 27 Jan 1914. At the age of 22, James Howard died in Parkers Crossroads, Henderson County, Tennessee on 13 May 1936. Buried in May 1936 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee.

No issue.

Obituary: Young Man Dies: Howard Parker, only child of John and Effie Parker, died last Wednesday in the home of his father at Parker's Crossroads, near Wildersville. He was about 22 years of age and had been a student in the Lexington High School until his failing health caused him to go to Ridge Top Sanatorium, but he returned and for the past several months had been confined to his bed. Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church by Rev. A.U. Nunnery with interment in the Jones Graveyard.

91. George Cass PARKER. Born on 24 Apr 1891 in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 48, George Cass died in Parkers Crossroads, Henderson County, Tennessee in Jun 1939. Buried in 1939 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920. Occupation: Farmer.


On 29 Oct 1909 when George Cass was 18, he married Jeffie ROSSER, daughter of James W. ROSSER (1858-1924) & Mary Frances BLOUNT (1858-1950), in Henderson County, Tennessee. Born in 1893. At the age of 87, Jeffie died in 1980. Buried in 1980 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
188 i. James Mathon (1912-)
189 ii. George Thomas (1915-1987)
190 iii. Edward Rosser (1917-1975)
191 iv. Mary Elizabeth (1924-)

92. Mary Grace PARKER. Born on 22 Oct 1901. At the age of 79, Mary Grace died in 1981. Buried in 1981 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920. Resided in Bruceton, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1926. Resided in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1939. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1910.

On 30 Jan 1921 when Mary Grace was 19, she married Frank S. CROCKETT. Born on 18 Nov 1897. Buried in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Infant. Born in 1921. Infant died in 1921.

192 ii. Max Parker (1922-)
193 iii. William Franklin (1924-1972)
194 iv. Joe David (1941-)

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