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Latest update: Thursday, October 17, 2013
- See the Atoka Cemetery Database for genealogical details.
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There are nineteen (19) PARKERS buried in the Atoka Cemetery, all
of them related to Absalom Henry PARKER, Jr., born 12 Nov 1812, in
Fayette Co, OHIO. The Atoka Cemetery PARKERS are related
Solomon PARKER (b. 22 Jun 1833 in Fayette Co, OHIO)
Absalom's first child and first son by first wife Anna Barbara
David Absalom PARKER (b. 26 Feb 1849 in McDonough Co,
ILLINOIS) Absalom's ninth child and fourth son, and first child and
first son by Absalom's second wife Mary Ann "Polly" JENKINS
Both Solomon and his younger half-brother David, immigrated to
TEXAS around 1880, and both became significant contributors to the
growth of Coleman County, TEXAS.
There is one (1) PARKER who has not been connected to this
PARKER Family Tree... yet. See Nannie PARKER in Mysteries
Other PARKER Family Surnames
Buried in Atoka Cemetery
BRANTLEY (1) - Less than two-years-old, Zelma Verna BRANTLEY
is buried next to her maternal grandparents Solomon PARKER and
Celia BECKWITH PARKER
BUSH - Mary BUSH PARKER married William Walter PAKER.
( CHEATWOOD (1) William CHEATWOOD married Judith Faye
WILLIAMS CHEATWOOD, in both the WILLIAMS and PARKER
( DANIEL (1) John Wiley DANIEL is the only member of his family
buried in Atoka Cemetery. However, his DANIEL kin married into the
PARKER Family Tree and the BIRDWELL Family Tree.)
DYER (1) - Ethel Effie DYER MURRILL PARKER married Griffin Lyn
( GALAWAY - 1 - John GALAWAY's widow married into the PARKER
( HAMILTON (1) HAMILTON ELLIOTT Mattie A (Martha Ann)
married Isaac B. ELLIOTT; their son James G. ELLIOTT married into
the PARKER family.
KEGANS - ?
KELLETT (1) - Clementena KELLETT PARKER married David
LAIRD - Alice Ruth LAIRD PARKER married into the PARKER family
tree, as the wife of Mike Ray PARKER
McCAIN (4) - Vera Della PARKER married William Edgar McCAIN;
they and their three children are the four McCAINS buried in Atoka
SHIELDS - Willie Lee McCAIN SHIELDS, daughter of Vera Della
PARKER, married Vincent Darrell SHIELDS.
WILLIAMS (2) - By marrying Willie Faye PARKER WILLIAMS,
Oscar Zane "Curley" WILLIAMS married into the PARKER Family
Tree in Atoka Cemetery. Their daughter Judith Faye WILLIAMS
CHEATWOOD and her husband William R. CHEATWOOD II are also
buried in Atoka Cemetery
PARKERs in Atoka Cemetery Mysteries
1. "Nannie PARKER, died Mar 17, 1909 - age 21" does not have a
gravestone identified in Atoka Cemetery and is identified as follows:
"The following are said, from various records, to be buried in this
cemetery. Most are taken from Coleman County death
records..." (source: Atoka Cemetery, Coleman County, Texas