Parks Family Collection, 1880-1970 | East Texas Research Center

By Linda Reynolds

Collection Overview

Title: Parks Family Collection, 1880-1970Add to your cart.

ID: A/197

Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet

Subjects: Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.), Photographs

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of newspaper clippings from the late 1800's to the early 1900's, identified and unidentified family photos.

Collection Historical Note

Reverend Alfred D. Parks was born April 21, 1823 in Tennessee. He married Sarah Windham and they had three children: Promontory, George Porter and Bellezora . The Parks family settled in Cherokee County, Texas around 1853. Rev. Parks served in Co. D., 17th Texas Calvary during the Civil War. Sarah died on July 30, 1865 and A.D. Parks remarried Emily Jane Martin (b. 1835) and moved with his family to Nacogdoches County. Alfred D. Parks died February 4, 1899 and is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Nacogdoches.

George Porter Parks settled in Newton County, Texas in 1867 and married Mary Farr on January 22, 1874. They eventually settled in Nacogdoches County and were the parents of the following children: George, Alfred, Harriet Jane, Joe, Eugenia Minora, Newell Ford, Alice Janette (Nettie), and Edith.

("Parks, Reverend A.D." Nacogdoches County Families . Dallas: Curtis Publishing Corporation,1985. p. 510).

Subject/Index Terms

Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],

Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Long thin brown scrapbook of newspaper articles, 1880-1910Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Small brown scrapbook of newspaper articles, 1880-1910Add to your cart.
Folder 3: My Scrapbook by Nettie Parks, newspaper articles and obituaries, 1940-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Household expense book, 1893-1894Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Newspaper articles about Stephen B. TuckerAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Fairview Methodist Church building account book, grounds keeper notes, 1955Add to your cart.


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