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Mathew Arnold Parker (1801-1862) arrived in Texas with his family in 1822. He served in Captain E. W. Collins’ Company of Sabine Volunteers during the Texas Revolution and was later the first county judge of Sabine County. Members of the Parker family also resided in Cherokee and DeWitt counties, Texas.

The Parker Family Papers are comprised of letters, legal documents, financial records, printed material, and genealogical material. Most of the family papers are associated with Mathew Parker and his wife Elizabeth and date from 1842 to 1881. Later material consists of genealogical information on the Parker, Low, and Talk families.


Correspondence, Family papers, Legal documents

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Parker Family Papers, 1840-1991  (bulk 1842-1881)



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