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Parks Family Collection

Identifier: A-0197

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of newspaper clippings from the late 1800s to the early 1900s as well as family photographs.


  • 1880-1970

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

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).


1.50 Cubic Feet


This collection is described in 12 folders and housed in three clamshell boxes. It is organized at both the item and folder level.

Guide to the Parks Family Collection
Linda Reynolds
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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository