I am Nancy J. Capps of Cumberland County, NC (Fayetteville). Mattie Truelove & John Ken Parker were my maternal great grandparents. I knew & loved Mattie and she lived into her 90's; dying whenI was 17 years of age.Their daughter Laura Alice Parker (Strickland) was my Grandmother and owned 1/2 of the drag strip you spoke of(with her youngest brother Dallas). My Great Aunt Hettie (in her 80's) lives beside the Drag Strip on the other side and the old Parker home is left abandoned in ruins.
David & Susanna were my Great Great Grandparents. I was told the TRUELOVES were from Harnett County (after it was formed) and they were of Native American Blood.
As a matter of fact the weekend following the Sept 11, attack we attended the Descendants of MAC PARKER Reunion at the VFW bldg. Several of us discussed researching the TRUELOVE history.
Would love to hear from you. I also have Mattie and Johns 50th Anniversary picture (8 x 10 Black & white) if you do not have a copy.
You may reach me at the address link provided here.Which child do you descend from?