The following is merely being listed in an attempt to identify the following:I have an inner feeling that these two were, somehow, related to the same Parker line or families (both are my ancestors).
1.Mahala Parker, daughter of Henry E. Parker and Elizabeth (Proctor ?) and wife of Abraham Hortman
2.Mary Ann Parker, parents unknown, born in GA-West Florida wife of Aaron Savell
I am focusing on Noah Parker because I know a “Noah” Parker was in same area as my Henry E. Parker plus a Noah Parker marriedFrances, wife of Hansel Dickens who were parents of Pruda (Prudy) Angelina Dickens who married James Henry Hortman in 1878 in Butler Co., Ala.James Henry was son of Abraham Hortman and Mahala Parker.So it must have been Noah Parker Sr. who married Frances Dickens, widow of Hansel Dickens.Frances’ daughter, Prudy, would have been born c 1847 so Frances Probably married in the early 1840’s.Remember, Noah Parker was much older than Frances. Noah Parker, Sr. died in 1867.
Noah Parker (1804-1867) was son of Mary Parker, (b. 28 Aug. 1774 in Dorchester, MD and died 12 Dec. 1861 in Ala.Mary is buried in Fairmont Cem. in Red Level, Alabama,) and Samuel Parker..
Mary Parker married Samuel Parker (here we get into “cousins” inter-marrying) in 1792 in GA.He was born 2 June 1865 in Worcester MdandDied 23 May 1840 in Alabama.
(Rev.)Noah Parker was born 10 April 1804. & died 3 Oct. 1867 in Butler Co., Ala. bur Fairmont Cem.Red Level, Butler Co. Ala.Same place as his mother..Noah married Catherine Eddins and had 14 children--Nancy, John T m. A. J. Savell., Noah Parker Jr (b Feb. 9, 1830)., Elisha, Mary C., Elizabeth A. m. J. M. Savell, William H., Martha Jane, Eliza, Samuel, Benjamin Wilson, Sara Ann M., Andrew J. and Francis—whew!No wonder there are so many Parkers!
Rev. Noah Parker was pastor of the Brushy CreekBaptist Church for a number of years.The Church Cemetery lies two miles east of Chapman Ala.
In 1834.Samuel Parker, Sr. signed a document in Alabama with his sons, John, Noah & Samuel, Jr.
The records indicate that the property owned and occupied by John, Sarah, and their descendants was registered in GA in Washington, Greene & Hancock counties as the lines changed.
Like many other Greene Co. GAfamilies, the Parkers participated in land sales at nearby Milledgeville, GA in 1817-1819.They joined the migration into what is now Escambia Co., Ala.At that time it was a part of Baldwin and Conecuh counties and was still occupied by Indians.The Parkers settled in the area that became the Roberts Community.It was located just east of what is now Brewton, the county seat of Escambia which county seat was created in 1868.
After experiencing almost insurmountable inconveniences, and with ever increasing hositilities from the Indians, the Parkers returned to their holdings in GA where they remained only two years. This was when Henry E. Parker (Baptist Preacher) was in Crawford Co., GA with Abraham Hortman)Once again they ventured back to their lands in South Alabama.
Martha Nancy Parker had brothers, John, Noah, Peter and Samuel and a sister named Sarah.The Parker Brothers settled in the Roberts Community in 1817.
PARKER, HENRY E. b. 1807 in North Carolina and died in 1868 in Butler Co., Alabama married. “Elizabeth” born in 1800 in North Carolina . They were married in North Carolina since their first child was born there.They moved to GA sometime between 1830 – 1836.Henry E. Parker appears in the 1840 Talbot Co., GA census, as were a Simeon Parker and a Wm. R. Parker.Simeon Parker and William Reese Parker were descendants of John Parker and Sarah Gordy.
Elizabeth was still living when Henry Parker died.
Henry wasa Minister of The Primative Gospel Baptist Church.Henry E. Parker sold four acres to the Free Will Baptist Church of Bethel in a deed dated 5 April 1854 andwitnessed by Isaac Mulkey.Another interesting twist,Moses Savell,(1766-1814), supposedly, married Hannah Mulkey!
I strongly believe that Henry E. Parker was also a descendant of John Parker and Sarah Gordy.
Children of Henry E. Parker and Elizabeth::
1. Mahala, b. 1830, NC m Abraham Hortman
2. Henry J., b. 1836, GA m.Rebecca
3. Elizabeth, b. 1840,Talbot Co., GA m.William J. Foster
4. Amanda m.Gideon Blair
QUESTIONS:When was there no longer a “Georgia-West Florida”?This is where Mary Ann Parker, future wife of Aaron Savell, son of John and Hannah Savell,was born in 1811.Since Parkers married other Savells, it could very well be that Mary Ann Parker was of this clan—what do others think?
Can anyone tie Henry E. Parker, father of Mahala Parker, wife of Abraham Hortman, in with the other Parkers of Butler County.Henry died in Butler Co. in 1868.I believe it is very possible that Henry was a grandson of John Parker and Sarah Gordy—son of one of John and Sarah’s unidentified sons that stopped in NC on their way to GA.Why else would he stay so close to other descendants of John and Sarah?