Re: Ethelred Jordan Tarver,Jr.(1804-1877)
Jimmie Tarver was my great grandmother. She first married Rev. Isaac Parks. After he died she married Thomas J. Stringfield.
JIMMIE TARVER PARKS
30 May 1853 Born in Whitfield County GA.
1860 Enumerated in household of his father, Etheldred J. Tarver, Whitfield County GA. Etheldred owned several hundred acres and twenty-four slaves.
1877 Etheldred dies and Jimmie inherits one third of his estate.
9 Oct. 1877 Married Methodist circuit rider Isaac Glenn Parks in Whitfield County GA by Rev. Alexander Thigpen, presiding elder.
11 June 1879 Luther Tarver Parks born
1880 Isaac, Jimmie and Luther boarding with Mrs. Harriet Williams in Meriwether CountyGAper census.
1880-1881 Meriwether (LaGrange)
1882 Fayetteville (Griffin)
1883 Fulton (Atlanta)
1 Feb. 1883 Isaac signed bond for title with Dr. J. H. Goss for 14 acres more or less in DeKalb County GA land lot 5 district 18. The land fronts on Clairemont Ave, Decatur GA and in shape of right triangle.
30 Jan. 1885 7 acres of the 14 acres conveyed to Isaac.
18 June 1885 Isaac dies of consumption.Residence listed as Webster St., Decatur. Isaac was in his second year of Presiding Elder of Decatur circuit.
June 1885 Isaac buried at Ebenezer Methodist Church, Forsyth County GA. Isaac's mother and father are buried there.
Summer 1885 Willis Bascom Parks, brother of Isaac, who was a physician in Atlanta GA was named administrator of Isaac's estate.
5 August 1885 Jimmie requested 12-month support for her and Luther.
5 August 1885 Isaac's estate appraised for $1160. Appraiser reads. Fifteen acres of land more or less with the improvement being part of land lot Number 5 in 18th District worth$1000, bay horse $50, buggy and harness $50, Milch cow and calf $25, 2 shoats $6, scythe and cradle and farm utensils $5, wheelbarrow and cutting knife $3, saddle $2, beehive $1.50 and 20 bushels wheat $18.
Jan. 1886 Jimmie allowed 12 months support of $250.
Nov 1886 Court ordered sale
14 Apr. 1887 After being ordered by court Dr. J. H. Goss conveyed balance of 14 acres to estate.
July 1887 14 acres of Lot 5 District 18 sold for $1000 at public sale on courthouse steps.
1888 Luther's grandfather, James W. Parks dies. Luther inherits Isaac's portion of James's estate.
1889 In Whitfield County Jimmie applies and receives guardianship of Luther in order for him to receive inheritance.
December 1889 Jimmie purchases most of city lot #5 on Pentz Street, Dalton GA. The lot is on the east
side of the street and about 100 feet south of Waugh Street.
December 1895 Jimmie marries Dr. Thomas J. Stringfield of Rome GA.
1900 Jimmie Stringfield enumerated with brother, John, living on Pentz Street, Dalton, GA.
She is listed as single. Luther is living with Cline family in Whitfield County GA.
Luther stated his mother gave him the wedding band given to her by Isaac and she moved to Texas and never returned to Georgia. She did send gifts to Luther's children.
March 1908 Jimmie sold Luther lot on Pentz Street. Jimmie signed as Mrs. Jimmie T. Stringfield of
Harris County (Houston)TX.
1920 Jimmie is enumerated with aunt in Texas.
1922 1922 Worley's Dallas City Directory: Stringfield, Jimmie, nurse;
rooms @ 716 S.Willomet ave.
(this is in Oak Cliff, south of downtown Dallas)
1927 1927 Worley's Dallas Directory:
Stringfield, Jimmie (widow of Thomas J.);
residence: 5318 Monticello ave.
1933-34 1933-34 Worley's Dallas City Directory:
Stringfield, Jimmie (widow of Thomas J.);
residence:522 N. Haskell ave.
(this is north of downtown Dallas)
28 June 1936 Jimmie is living in Dalllas county, TX where she is listed as widowed and a retired housewife. Jimmie while in convalescent home fell from chair and fractured hip. She developed hypostatic pneumonia on 17 July.
20 July 1936 Jimmie dies.
22 July 1936 Jimmie buried Dallas City Cemetery aged 83 years 1 month and 20 days.
Dallas City Cemetery was for the burial of indigents.
28 December 2001 A listing of burials there has not been located, however, on December 28 Gordon, Judy and Eric Parks did visit the cemetery. The cemetery is located in northwest Dallas in an industrial area. A map showed the cemetery surround by industrial buildings. When we couldn't find a way in we spoke to a couple of policemen who were talking to each other. One led us into the cemetery and the other followed. They parked at one end and we proceeded to the center of the cemetery. The grave markers were barely visible. If the grass had not been dead and short searching would have been near impossible. They were small mounds of concrete with a brass plate nailed to them. The mounds were about 4 by 8 inches and about 4 inches high. The brass plates were about 3 by 4 inches. The names were stamped on the brass plates. The site is about two acres with hundreds of graves. Some of the markers are missing, some have been damaged and some just weathered. We began in the center with each of us checking a different row. Luck was with us as Judy located the grave after checking about 20. Because of the length of the name Jimmie Stringfield it was shortened to Jim Stringfield. It wouldn't surprise me if we had been the only visitors to Jimmie's grave in 65 years.