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Parker Baptist Preachers


Parker Baptist Preachers

Group for descendants of Rev. W. Jacob Parker, Baptist preacher throughout Alabama in the late 1800s. His son Rev. W.A. Parker moved to Texas and almost all of his sons and some of his grandsons also became Baptist preachers in Ala. and TX.

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Latest Activity: Feb 13

In memory of Daniel Milligan

Daniel Milligan, grandson of Rev. L.L. Fox Parker, (pictured in the pulpit for this group) died Oct. 4.  The following is his obituary.  He was a wonderful man and Christian and he will be missed.


Daniel Johnson Milligan died early Tuesday morning, October 4, 2011, just one day past his 79th birthday.  He was born October 3, 1932 in Aransas Pass to Roland and Martha Parker Milligan.


Dan is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Nell Dozier Milligan; son, Paul and wife Katie Milligan of Athens; daughter, Nancy Milligan of Athens, GA.; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Louise Milligan; sister-in-law, Zelda and husband James Boucher; and many nephews, nieces and friends.


Dan graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1955, served his country in the U.S. Army, and worked for Baroid/NL Industries for 35 years until his retirement in 1992.  He was also an active member of Grace Community Church for 17 years.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at


Discussion Forum

Kentucky Parker Baptist Preachers

Edford Scott Parker (1867-1945) was a United Baptist Preacher for most of his life. He was a farmer and he ran a gristmill and a blacksmith shop at his home. He was also a carpenter who made caskets…Continue

Started by Tiffany Parker Fleming Nov 6, 2011.

Civil War Parkers

Were any of Elisha and Sarah (Wilson) Parker's  sons in the Civil War?

Started by James Robert Jernigan Mar 2, 2011.

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Comment by Karen Monsen on July 28, 2010 at 11:06pm
I have posted the images of the family records pages from Rev. W. Jacob Parker's Bible on my website. See I have full-size images I'd be happy to share via email upon request.
Comment by Karen Monsen on July 23, 2010 at 11:33pm
W. Jacob Parker's obituary (1818-1876):


"Died at his residence, of 20th of March last, near Grove Hill, Clarke County, Alabama, in the 57th year of his age, Elder W. Jacob Parker, who, for a quarter of a century, has been engaged with all the energies of a strong and cultivated mind and devoted heart, to the gospel ministry; it for 20 years of that time with in the bounds of this association; and as a bold, fearless advocate of our distinctive doctrines; and as a logical reasoner, he has with count a superior in our pool to; and as a faithful and useful minister of Jesus Christ, this association has never sustained a greater loss.

A few extracts from his autobiography will be of interest.*

He was born December 20, 1818, near Milledgeville, Georgia; professed faith in Christ, D. Saber 1836 in Montgomery county Alabama; was baptized by Elder John Robinson, near Orin, Pike County, Alabama, fourth Sabbath in figure where he, 1837; was licensed preach by Concord church Choctaw County, Alabama, June, 1847; and ordain by order of same church Jean, 1849, an Internet once upon the active duties of the ministry.

He was called to the care of the Fellowship Church or Marengo County, 1852; since which time his labors, as a minister, he had been given physically to this Association, in the bounds of which he has lived since 1851; first at Jefferson, Marengo County, until the winter of 1868, when he removed to Choctaw Corner, Clarke County Alabama; where he remained until 1872, when he again moved to Grove Hill, Clarke County.

During this period he serve annually from three to four churches in this for joining associations principally in this with a degree of zeal, energy and efficient excelled by none, an equal by but view; riding frequently 50 miles to meet his appointments; and baptized in the time over 600 persons. He was a self educated man; a lifelong student, and one of no mean attainments. He possessed a fine memory; was a close an independent thinker; a bold and logical reasoner. He was devoted to the doctrines of the Church of Christ and that, too, because he believed dead to be the truth. He was thought by some to be rigid in his doctrinal views. He was an uncompromising adherence to what he believed to be the Bible truth, and most decided opposed to religious error. It was his conscientious regard for the truth, as taught in the scriptures that made him so, for a kinder and more affectionate nature the writer never knew.

He possessed in no small degree, the spirit of his master. It was principles he fought and not men. In him was beautifully blended the spirit of the Lion of the lamb. While he assailed error for the courage of the lion, he could feel toward the errorist is the gentlest of the lamb.
Comment by Karen Monsen on July 23, 2010 at 12:13am
Group Photo is of Rev. W. Jacob Parker's grandson, Rev. L.L. Fox Parker, a Texas Baptist preacher whose last church was in Muldoon, Fayette County, Texas.
Comment by Karen Monsen on July 23, 2010 at 12:07am
The following are the direct line descendants to my parents. I am compiling a more complete descendants list based on my own resources. I am sure there are many great stories about why this family were such devout Baptists. I am in possession of my ggrandfather's sermon book.

Children of Elisha and Sarah (Wilson) Parker
1. Elijah Wilson Parker
(b. 1816 Georgia d. 1892 Alabama)
m. Susan B. Boles
2. Elder W. (William) Jacob Parker
(b. 1818 Georgia d. 1876 Alabama)
m. Henrietta Ann “Kitty” Simmons
3. George F. Parker
(b. 1821 Georgia)
m. Sarah Patton
4. Elisha Rogers Parker
(b. 1824 Georgia)
m. Amanda ACF Rogers

Children of Elder W. (William) Jacob and Henrietta (Simmons) Parker
1. Sarah Ann Parker
(b. 1842 d. 1844)
2. Rev. William Allen Parker
(b. 1848 Alabama d. 1914 Texas)
m. Susan Martha “Sue” Williamson
3. Mary Davenport (Mollie) Parker
(b. 1850 Alabama d. aft. 1882)
4. Elisha Franklin Parker
(b. 1853 Alabama d. 1854)
5. Rev. George Martin Parker
(b. 1855 Alabama)
m. Ida J. Lindels
6. Eduella Beatrice Parker
(b. 1857 Alabama)
7. Annie Belle Webster Parker
(b. 1858 Alabama)
8. Jacob Newton Parker
(b. 1863 Alabama)

Children of Rev. William Allen and Sue (Williamson) Parker
1. Rev. William Albert Parker
(b. abt. 1870 Alabama d. 1936 Alabama)
2. Goodwyn B. Parker
(b. 1871 Alabama d. 1932)
m. Rev. George Mize
3. George Williamson Parker
(b. 1872 Alabama d. 1931)
m. Mamie J. Miller
4. Eula M. Parker
(b. 1873 Alabama d. 1964 Texas)
5. Mary Emma Parker
(b. 1875 Alabama d. 8 Nov 1948)
m. George Leonard Crawford
6. W. Jacob Parker
(b. 1877 Alabama)
7. Joseph Edwin “Joe” Parker
(b. 1879 Alabama)
m. Martha Ann Nunn
8. Rev. L.L. Fox Parker
(b. 1883 Alabama d. 1960 Texas)
m. Beatrice Ida Thomas
9. Rev. John M. Parker
(b. 1885 Alabama d. aft 1941)
10. Rev. Douglas Raymond Parker
(b. 1887 Alabama d. 1918 Alabama)
m. Minnie Amanda Jones

Children of Rev. L.L. Fox and Beatrice (Thomas) Parker
1. Martha Elizabeth Parker
(b. 1912 Texas d. 1988 Texas)
m. Roland W. Milligan
2. William Barrum Parker
(b. 1913 Texas d. 1995 California)
m. Ruth Berg
3. Mary Beatrice Parker
(b. 1915 Texas d. 1917 Texas)
4. L.L. Fox Parker II
(b. 1917 Texas d. 1991 Texas)
m. Alice Fayrene Wernli
5. Thomas Edwin Parker
(b. 1920 Texas d. 1920 Texas)
6. James Jacob “Jake” Arnold Parker
(b. 1928 Texas d. 2001 Texas)
m. Willene Rightmer

Children of L.L. Fox and Alice (Wernli) Parker
1. Lilburn Louis Fox Parker III
(b. 1941 Texas d. 1962 Texas)
2. Elizabeth Adele Parker
m. Samuel Lee Brown

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