Samuel Parker was born abt 1795 in North Carolina. He and his family were probably living in Alabama for awhile since he had sons born in St. Clair county in 1822 and Lamar county in 1824 and then two other sons were born in Alabama in 1827 and 1831. In 1832 a son was born in McNairy county Tennessee. By 1837 he had moved to Choctaw County Mississippi because he is listed there in the State Census Index. He is in Choctaw county for the 1840 and 1850 federal census of the state. By 1855 Samuel and his family had moved to Pike County Arkansas as he is found there on the 1860 federal census having a daughter born in AR in 1855. A Goodspeed biography states that Samuel died and was buried in Montgomery County Arkansas in 1865.
Samuel had at least two wives … the first, name unknown, bore him at least six known sons and probably a seventh between 1822 through 1838. Other trees say this spouse was named Nancy Beckerdite but that is incorrect because enough factual data is available online to eliminate her even though she was married to a man named Samuel Parker.
We have only a first name for his last spouse … Nancy. She was born abt 1813 in Georgia and may have married Samuel shortly prior to 1853 when their first daughter was born in Mississippi. Most trees claim that this Nancy was Nancy Pipkin but this is incorrect because enough factual data is available online to eliminate her even though she was married to a man named Samuel Washington Parker.
Samuel had at least six known sons and probably a seventh all between 1822 through 1838 as follows:
James Calvin Parker b. 4 Jun 1822 in St. Clair, AL, d. 8 Apr 1878 in Pike, AR
Andrew Calvin Parker (UNPROVED) b.27 Apr 1824 in Lamar, AL, d.10 Sep 1896, Pike, AR
Thomas Cicero Parker b. 1 Nov 1827 in AL, d. 3 May 1870 in AR
Rufus Parker b. 21 Dec 1831 in AL, d. 1882
Samuel Parker b. 25 Mar 1832 in McNairy, TN, d. abt 1878 in OK
John Parker (twin) b. 1838 MS
William Parker (twin) b. 1838 MS, d. 3 Nov 1864 in Prairie, AR
With his wife Nancy, he had two daughters:
Clementine Parker b. Sep 1853 MS, marr. Samuel Babbitt
Leanner (?) Parker b. 1855 in AR
This is basically everything I know about Samuel Parker 1795-1865. If anyone has any information about him and/or his family, I would be most grateful to hear from you. I can be contacted either through my RootsWeb site or my Ancestry.com tree.
UPDATE NOTE!! Since writing this post in Oct 2012 I have developed a lot more information about Samuel and his family. This latest data appears in both of my online trees and some is contained in new posts. jt 12/08/2013