I have a Thomas Parker he was born about 1855 (CENSUS 1880 found in Bear Creek, Shelby Co.) believe he joined the witness protection group and lived in the St Clair county area later moving to Leedsvillage area in Jefferson. He and his brother (James Lawrence and Emmeline Howard Parker first lived near the Brasher clan in Shelby Co., Ala)...Thomas had moved to the Leeds area of Jefferson Co. by 1900. He married the dau of Joseph Howard and Martha Goss. about 1874. He never owned property that I can tell, farm laborer. I am looking for his Parents THOMAS PARKER he is reported born Alabama.Some people say his mother was a Brasher. These are their Children...
1 Martha Josephine (JOSEY)Parker born 1875 married in Shelby Co., M C (HENRY) McDaniel she had five children with him.
2 Levi Pickens Parker b 1877 married Martha Alice Cambron 10 children
3 Mary Angeline Parker b 1879? married James Thomas Glass about 1895. brother to Savannah C Glass children or Andrew Jackson and Amy Keith Glass. They had seven Children and lived in the Moody area.
4 Hiram Wilson Parker b 1881 married Savannah C Glass sister of James Thomas Glass. They had two Daughters, Margaret and Birdie. He is said to of died in Mining accident 14 Sept 1902.
5. William Riley Parker b 1883 married Minnie----- he had a beautiful family with two BLIND daughters. He had nine children that I have information about poss. more, carpenter, farmer, and preacher.
6 Thomas Edward Parker b 1885 SPRINGVILLAGE, St Clair County, Alabama. He married Bessie Jane Stone. They had seven children.
7 Clarissa Idella Parker (DELLA) b 1886 She married a Nobles, Griggs, and a HOWARD. And had one daughter Susie Amindie Nobles Mclaughlin.
8 Alice Eliza Parker b 1891 married D A or A D Tate had Children but don't really know how many...
9 James Ollie Parker b 1893 need info
10 John Archie Parker b 1895 believe he married Hattie Mason. Need info they lived in the Bessemer Area not sure..
11 Robert Richmond Parker b 1898 died befor 1900. This name came from bible records and not known to me as to who had the bible...
12 Vertie Armindie Parker b 1899 She died in her teens 1916 possible influenza or T B not really known cause of death but she appeared weak in pictures I have of her.
13 Ervin Hardy Parker b 1901 married Evie and had children buried in the Lipscomb area of Bessemer. He was a Mason it is on his head stone. Had children 5 daughter and 3 Sons. Ervin Hardied Parker died in Kingston, Tenn. 1960 From the picture I have of him he appeared to be a fun loving person.