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Parkers in Tennessee

Posted: 950983807000
Edited: 1101618360000
I am searching for information on Ewell (or Will) Parker and Elizabeth (Bettie) Parker probably of Coffee County, Tennessee. Here is some of what I know:

Ewell Parker (in the south I've heard it pronounced "Ural") b. 1817 d. ???
(m) Elizabeth (Bettie) Parker b. 1828 d. ???

Their children:

1. Leatha Ann Parker b. ca 1850 d. ??? . She married Jan 29, 1871 to John W. "Blackburn" Crosslin b. May 1849.
Their children:
a. Laura b. ca 1872
b. Rudolfus b. ca 1874
c. John E. b. Aug 1882
d. Atha Mae b. May 1888
e. Blackburn b. Jul 1891

2. John W. Parker b. ca 1851 d. ???. Married Dec 20, 1878 to Roweena Ross. I've been told they had no children of their own but raised at least two children, a girl and a boy.

3. Lorancy Dowell "L.D." Parker b. Oct 1854 d. ???. Married Dec 23, 1875, Nancy Crosslin b. Oct 1855 d.???.
Their children:
a. Julia "Julie" Ann b. 1876 d. 1948 - married Apr 6, 1908, Thomas H. Crosslin b. 1890? d. 1948.
They had one girl named Floy.

b. William "Willie" W. b. 1879
c. Abe "A.D." Parker b. Sept 12, 1880 d. Dec 21, 1908
d. Alexander b. Dec 1882
e. Odie B. b. Jan 1885 - married John Trail
f. Mary E. (Betty?) b. Dec 1887 - married Sam Floyd
g. Lyda b. Jan 1890? - married ? Merritt
h. John Ewell (Ural on headstone) b. Dec 24, 1892 d. Jul 23, 1940 - married 1st: Sarah Brown b. Dec 17, 1893 d. Jan 14, 1917.
Their children: Mamie Ruth b. Jul 5, 1915 d. Apr 23, 1946 - married ? Toliver. Rubie Bell b. Jan 14, 1917 d. Nov 5, 1923.

married 2nd Virgie Lee b. Mar 21, 1892 - Their children: Coy, Randolph, Jewel Dean

4. Mary Elizabeth Parker b. Aug 1858 d. ??? . Married Sep 21, 1884 to James Harrison Taylor b. Oct 1854 d. ???.
Their children:
a. James Matthew "Matt" b. Jul 18, 1886 d. Apr 12, 1916. He was never married had no children.
b. Bettie J. b. Oct 1888 d. ??? - married Robert Ransom Trail Jr.
Their children:
James Edgbert b. Sep 14, 1908 d. Oct 27, 1926; Ernest Brayton married Minnie Lee, Earl Dayton b. Jul 4, 1913 d. Dec 13, 1993 - married Autie Mae Brown b. Sep 9 1920, d. May 17, 1966; Elvin Aubrey b. Apr 28, 1918 d. Sep 17, 1982 - married Regent ?; Edith Ozell b. Sep 17, 1923 d. Nov 25, 1951 - married Reuben Floyd; Mamie Ruth b. Dec 6, 1931 - married 1st. Paul Spears, married 2nd. John W. Orth.

c. Laura B. b. Jun 29, 1891 d. Nov 30, 1915- married Nov 9, 1911 to John B. "Pet" Burks b. Sep 19, 1872 d. ???. They had no children.
d. Leatha Ann b. Apr 8, 1894 d. Apr 19, 1980 - married Oct 13, 1918 to Jesse Hillrie Cooper b. Jun 21, 1894 d. Jul 29, 1939.
Their children:
Jesse Loyal, John William, James Raymond, Mildred Asalene, Elsie Mae, Dorris Edris, Clark Franklin.
e. Letie Pearl b. Sep 1897

5. William James b. Mar 18, 1861 d. Oct 30, 1936 - married 1st ???.
married 2nd Jan 9, 1879 to Millie Duqua
Their children:
a. Jacob E. b. May 15, 1880 d. Sep 15, 1953 married Alice W. Horn b. May 20, 1889 d. Dec 5, 1951. Their children: Albert, Martha, Pauline, Marie, Robbie, Marlin, Nell.

married 3rd- Virginia Bouldin b. Mar 2, 1953 or 54 d. Oct 25, 1921. Their children: girl who died at birth, Forest William.

married 4th-Minnie Harman. Their children: William

6. Isabella (headstone says Martha E.) b. May 18, 1864 d. Apr 23, 1916. Married Albert Adams b. Sep 1854 or 59 d. 1935.
Their children:
a. Rosa Lee b. Jul 1887 - married Martin Jones. Their children: Lester, Junior, Lois, Louise, Dorothy.
b. Ellie E. b. Feb 1889 - married Judy Banks Their children: Raymond, Roy.
c. Wallace E. b. Dec 23, 1890, Aug 26, 1956 married Nannie Bell Shelton b. Jun 26, 1888. Their children: Hoyt, Geneva, Jewel, Basil, Paul, Wilburn.
d. Odie D. b. Feb 1893 - married Lela West. Their children: Velma, Mylan, Harlin, Charles, Ray, Weldon, Annette, Jeanette.
e. Ada b. Aug 25, 1895 d. Sep 12, 1969 m. William West. Ada had no children, raise niece Francis Adams and step son Jesse West.
f. Dollie b. Jan 1900 married Jim Bentley had a son named James.
g. Hollis Dewey b. Jan 1900 married Maude Price - no children.
h. Clay married Zoe Ragland they had one girl named Francis that Clay's sister Ada raised. married 2nd Bill March - their children: Betty, Billy.
i. Jessie married Walter Murry. Their children: Helen, child that died, Earl.

Please e-mail me if you have any connection to any of these people. Thank you!

on Choctaw Tribal rolls and married in TN

Posted: 951745635000
Edited: 994562861000
These names weren't in your list but thought you may have info on them. Frances had a brother named Elijah, his wife was named Prunella, his sons were John Parker and William Parker. Evidently, Frances and Prunella were married in Knoxville.

Wish I could help you, hope you can help me!


Debi Brewer Kolb email

John Trail

Frankie Lynn Trail (View posts)
Posted: 960659746000
Hi you said in the message that Odie B. was born in 1885 but when she got married what year was that to John Trail...I am trying to find out who my great great grandfather is he had 3 kids my grandfater Clifford R. Trail, and Jack Trail and a little girl I for got her name, but the only one living is Jack Trail and he's in and out of conciouness so he's no good with info...but he did say that his grandfather committed cuiside during the depression..and I am wondering if his name is John Trail cus his son was name John Trail r u confused, see my great grandfather was born Aug. 23, 1900 and if they had their first child at the the age of say 18 then maybe I found a link and could u tell me exactly where they were located in the time of marriage too.. please..thank you

Frankie Trail

John Trail

Posted: 960665763000
Edited: 1101618360000

I'm sorry, I don't have any information on John Trail. The only information I have on him and Odie was in the first message I posted. I don't know when they married or if they had children or not. I would guess they married in Coffee County, Tennessee, or somewhere close to there.

Good luck searching!


john trail

Frankie (View posts)
Posted: 960669222000
well they did get married but what year, that's what I want to know, the year next to the marriage was the year that Odie was born..but thanks for trying...


Re: john trail

Posted: 1101618986000
Classification: Query
Hi Frankie,

I ran across these postings again. I have found a good bit of information on John and Odie (Parker) Trail. I have a picture of them as well.

Odie B. Parker (b) Jan 1885 (d) Nov 5, 1910, in 15th District of Coffee Co, buried in Farrar Hill Cemetery, Coffee Co, TN. Odie's death certificate shows she died of consumption (tuberculosis).

John Thomas Trail (b) Aug 12, 1877, Coffee Co, TN (d) May 30, 1955, buried in Farrar Hill Cemetery, Coffee Co, TN. Son of Charles Calvin & Clamanzie Jane "Manzie" (Wiser) Trail.

They married: Oct 5, 1902, Coffee Co, TN

John and Odie in 1910 Coffee Co Census in District 15. It was enumerated April 28-29, 1910. Odie is listed in census as being mother of three with two living.

Their children:
1. Ardith Elzie Trail

2. Ruggie Ann Trail

3. John Thomas "J.T." Trail, Jr. (b) Jun 22, 1909 (d) Jun 22, 1909, Coffee Co, TN. He is listed in the "Birth Index 1908-1912" as being born in 1910. This is impossible since Mattie was born in July, 1910. Looking at the death certificates before his, it looks like it was more likely to have been 1909. His birth certificates almost impossible to read. He is in the "Birth Index" as Infant of John Trail.

4. Mattie Bell Trail (b) Jul 23, 1910, Coffee Co (15th District), TN (d) Nov 15, 1910, buried in Farrar Hill Cemetery, Coffee Co, TN. Death certificate shows she died from a cold. She died just 10 days after her mother who died from tuberculosis.

I have more information on Ardith and Ruggie's families. Since some of the descendants are still living, I don't want to post it online. I'd be happy to share it with you though.
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