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connecting my gfather jim parker to quanah parker

connecting my gfather jim parker to quanah parker

Posted: 1168649594000
Classification: Query
Surnames: parker
My maternal grandfather Jim Parker born in 1907 in granbury TX told me we were comanche indian, looking at him there is no doubt. i am wanting to take DNA test, but i don't know if it will work, going from female to female to male, does anyone know?; and i know my gfathers dads name was frank p parker, married to a hattie mae holly from kansas, but am having trouble going back further because there was a white frank parker, any ideas or help? God Bless DB

Re: connecting my gfather jim parker to quanah parker

Posted: 1168797059000
Classification: Query
Comanche Chief Quanah Parker did not have a lineal descendant son or grabndson) named Jim/James born in 1907 nor did he have a son named Frank Parker.
I am not aware of any Elder John Parker's descendants living in Hood County at that time.
The census shows:
1910 > TEXAS > HOOD > 1 J-PCT
Series: T624 Roll: 1563 Page: 267
Surname GivenName Age Sex Race Birthplace State County Location Year

PARKER FRANK 27 M W TX TX HOOD 1 J-PCT 1910 born in TX father born in ILL and mother born in Tenn.

Parker Hattie M. wife 25 marr once, marr 10 yrs 4 chn born 4 living born KS F/B AL m/b ILL
" Bertha dau F W 8
" Louella dau F W 4
" Frank M. M W 2
" James M W 5/12 (means born in 1909)

This would indicate that there is no connection to the Comanche Parker's.

Re: connecting my gfather jim parker to quanah parker

Posted: 1168816109000
Classification: Query
I also looked up the census in 1910-1930 and they have my gfather and uncle pete listed wrong, any way I don't believe my gfather was a direct descendent in a straight line, my aunt says possibly nephew or cousin? My cousin took a DNA test and it showed native american. I don't know it really gets confusing, but we attend the pow wows in oklahoma and they accepted my great uncle pete and called us cousin. His wife said she understood that quanah's dad had children with a hispanic woman, I know that has been strongly denied for years,I just go on what I have been told. Thank you 4 your reply..Many blessings,Dusty

Re: connecting my gfather jim parker to quanah parker

Posted: 1169082880000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Parker
Two of Elder John Parker's sons stayed in ILL and did not come to Texas. You may want to trace back on the ILL connection. As I said, I don't have all of Elder John's descendants in my database - just most who came to Texas.

It's good to hear you support the Quanah Family Powwows. The next one is:




JUNE 16, 2007


Master of Ceremony - Nipper Tiddark - Apache, OK
Head Man Dancer - Ronnie McSwain - Lakeland, FL
Head Gourd Dancer - Chris Choney - Ponca City, OK
Head Lady Dancer - TBD - TBD
Drum - T Bird (Sovo) - Sterling, OK
Arena Director - Gary Bob Tenequer - Cache, OK

1:30 PM
7:00 PM

Of course, there ae other activities held for a few days before the final day.

Re: connecting my gfather jim parker to quanah parker

Posted: 1169608005000
Classification: Query
Thanks for the info on the powwows, since I moved from oklahoma to colorado I have lost track. I spoke to my aunt about all the confusion on the census, she said the problems are in the fact that there were 2 families of parkers in granbury, and 1/2 the names on the census seem to have combined the 2 families, but to be thorough I will try to trace this ILL. connection, but I think it is the wrong set of parkers. Wish my mom was still alive; my aunt is getting on in years. Many Blessings...Dusty

Re: connecting my gfather jim parker to quanah parker

Posted: 1369766925000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Parker
My name is Sara Parker Decker and my grandfather was Fred "Pete" Parker. We too were always told by my grandparents that we are Comanche. I know from what my grandpa told me that Franks dad was full blooded. We too have tried to find out over the years exactly what the connection is. My dad has told me that he was always told that Franks dad came to Texas from Oklahoma.

I can tell you that When my grandpa went to the first pow wow he attended that he was told by the Parker family that they knew when they saw him that he was one of theirs. At a later date he was smoked into the tribe. Please let me know if you are able to find out any additional information.

Frank Was Born In Hood County, Colorado (check this out, Kola!)

Posted: 1372638755000
Classification: Query
Hello...I think I can solve your case as I am working on it as we speak. Here are several hits off

Best to you,

Paul SeeSouls
Frank Parker in entry for Helen Pauline Parker, "Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"
Name: Helen Pauline Parker
Gender: Female
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Birth Date: 22 Nov 1922
Birthplace: Granbury, Hood, Texas
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race: White
Father's Name: Frank Parker
Father's Birthplace: , Hood Co,
Father's Age: 44y
Mother's Name: Hattie Mae Holly
Mother's Birthplace: , , Kansas
Mother's Age: 35y
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00023-8
System Origin: Texas-EASy
GS Film number: 1034527
Reference ID: Vol 13 Page 155

Frank's Marriage Record Hit (send off to see parentage listed, then continue)

Posted: 1372639075000
Classification: Query
Frank Parker, "Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973"
Name: Frank Parker
Birth Date:
Spouse's Name: May Holley
Spouse's Birth Date:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Age:
Event Date: 23 Nov 1899
Event Place: , Hood, Texas
Father's Name:
Mother's Name:
Spouse's Father's Name:
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Marital Status:
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Marital Status:
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M59212-2
System Origin: Texas-VR
GS Film number: 1034523
Reference ID: 2:1LM68ZF

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"Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 01 Jul 2013), Frank Parker and May Holley, 23 Nov 1899.

Correction...Frank was born in Hood Co, TX (disregard prior)

Posted: 1372639167000
Classification: Query
...running with case. Will let you know.


P. SeeSouls

Found Frank In 1900 Census (age matches as well as on URL to read yourself)

Posted: 1372639595000
Classification: Query
I will try to go back further...


Frank Parker


United States Census, 1900

birth: June 1879 Texas
residence: 1900 ED 91 Justice Precinct 1 (west part excl. Granberry town), Hood, Texas, United States

parents:Henry Parker, Elizabeth Parker
other:May Parker, William Quarles
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