Frankie, I’m only about a year late in answering your message – sorry for the delay (work has a nasty way of interfering with my genealogy research). I’m assuming your James was James Monroe Parrack, born 12/4/1816 in Rutherford Co., NC. If that is correct, I do have some questions.All the research I’ve seen names Elizabeth Moad as the wife of James (m. Oct.18, 1838, Polk Co., Mo.)and mother of all those children. Could Elizabeth Stroder have been James’ second wife? This is doubly puzzling for me because I’ve found an Elizabeth Stroder listed on Ancestry.com’s One World Tree as the wife of a variety of Parrack’s including my great-great-grandfather, Alfred Smith Parrack.Apparently she WAS married to some Parrack. Please help me sort this one out.
By the way, I live in Corpus Christi, TX (just up the road from the famous Cheney quail hunt).Alfred Smith’s son John Charles was my great-grandfather, who disappeared around 1878, leaving wife and son in Bell County, TX, and was never heard from again. Several of my now-deceased uncles were sure, from the stories they heard, that J.C. had lit out for Indian Territory. I’m hoping to pick up his trail somewhere in your neck of the woods (or plains, if that’s more appropriate).I look forward to hearing from you again.