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William Henderson Parker

Male 1824 - 1898  (73 years)


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  • Name William Henderson Parker 
    Born 8 Apr 1824  Claiborne, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Mar 1898  Wister, Leflore, Choctaw Nation (Oklahoma) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Wister City Cemetery, Wister, Leflore, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I8272  Nielsen Hayden genealogy
    Last Modified 28 May 2016 

    Father Sampson "Samuel" Parker,   b. 9 Feb 1804, Wilkes, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1886, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth Davis,   b. 8 Sep 1801,   d. 2 Jun 1868, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married Bef 1824  Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2604  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Nancy White,   b. 22 Nov 1838, Claiborne, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1928, McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1867  Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Jesse Buford Parker,   b. 22 Jul 1868, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1943, Hollis, Harmony, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Mary S. "May" Parker,   b. 22 Jul 1868, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1895, Wister, Leflore, Choctaw Nation (Oklahoma) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     3. Lucy Idella Parker,   b. 28 Dec 1869, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1943, McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Viana Bell Parker,   b. 4 Sep 1871, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1954, McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Frank Henderson Parker,   b. May 1873, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     6. George E. Parker,   b. 1 Jul 1876, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947, Heavner, LeFlore, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     7. Sampson A. "Samuel" Parker,   b. 17 Mar 1878, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1954, McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2017 10:44:05 
    Family ID F1327  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah "Sally" Patrick,   b. 13 Jan 1831, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1867, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1844  Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Children 
     1. Neworlena Jane Parker,   b. 16 Jan 1846, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1865, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     2. Henry Moss Parker,   b. Abt 1849, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Uriah Parker,   b. Apr 1851, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900, Crawford, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     4. James Calvin Parker,   b. 27 Dec 1854, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1912, Crawford, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +5. Susan Parker,   b. 1855, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1879, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     6. Emily "Milly" Parker,   b. 25 Sep 1857, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     7. George S. Parker,   b. 26 Nov 1858, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1860, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     8. Green Cidney Parker,   b. 26 Oct 1859, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1942, Bixby, Tulsa, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     9. John C. Parker,   b. Mar 1861, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Rutha Parker,   b. 19 Dec 1863, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1895, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    +11. Sarah Parker,   b. 19 Dec 1863, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1943, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2017 10:44:05 
    Family ID F2282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Born on 8 Apr 1824 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, Henderson came with his family to Whitley County, Kentucky, as a boy. On 3 Oct 1844, when he was 20, Henderson first married Sarah S. Patrick, daughter of Bryant Patrick & Nancy Davis, in Whitley County, Kentucky. Sally was born 13 Jan 1831 in North Carolina. Henderson was disabled in the course of his Army service during the Civil War, and never really recovered. About two months before his discharge from the Army, their oldest daughter died in childbirth. Sally's health was so impaired during the Civil War that she finally died in Whitley County on 2 Mar 1867, at the age of 36, when her youngest children (twins) were only 4 years old. He then married Nancy White[...] After 1880, Henderson, Nancy, and their unmarried children moved from Whitley County, Kentucky, to Piney in Franklin County, Arkansas. Henderson, Nancy, and some of their children later moved to Wister, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, where Henderson died on 11 Mar 1898; he was 73. He is buried in City Cemetery, Wister, Oklahoma. [Parker's Genealogy & History Establishment]

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      He was an identical twin to his sister Neworlena Jane Parker (1824-1901).

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      Compiled Civil War Service Record of William Henderson Parker

      At age 39, William Henderson Parker was drafted as a private for a period of one year into a detachment of substitutes for the Union Army. He was then mustered into Company F of the 18th Kentucky Infantry in London, Kentucky on 20 Sep 1864. He served for at least 10 months. He was discharged early on 23 Jun 1865 near Louisville, Kentucky, essentially because the War had ended with the surrender of General Lee's forces in April of 1865.

      He received a pension for his Civil War service. He he applied for it on 2 Jan 1884. After his death, it went to his widow, Nancy White Parker.

      Notes from his Compiled Service Record:

      Muster and Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of Substitutes forwarded for the 18 Reg't Kentucky Inf.
      Roll dated: Dft Board Louisville, Ky., Nov 22, 1864.
      Age: 39 y'rs
      Occupation: Farmer
      Where born: Claiborne, Tenn.
      Enlistment (drafted): 1 years.
      Eyes Hazel; hair Black. Complexion Dark; height 5 ft. 7 in.
      When mustered in: Sept 20, 1864.
      Where mustered: London (KY)
      Where credited: 8 Dist Ky.
      Remarks: Drafted.
      Company Muster Roll for Mar and April, 1865. "Present" (3)
      Company Muster Roll for May and June, 1865. Remarks: Discharged June 23, 65 by reason of Telegram order dated War Dep. May 18, 65. (4)
      Company Muster-out Roll dated: Near Louisville, Ky, Jul 18, 1865. Remarks: Discharged June 23, 65 by reason of Telegram order dated War Dep. May 18, 65 (5)
      Detachment Muster-out Roll, Dated; Near Loiusville, Ky, June 23 1865. Remarks: P.O. Ad W.c.H.
      Reported absent without leave. Restored to duty without forfeiture of time or pay. Mustered out in obediance to Telegram Order War Dept (6) May 18, 65, ordering the Muster out of all troops whose terms of service expire prior to Oct. 1, 65. (7)
      N.B. This information is available at footnote.com.

      Content Source: The National Archives
      Publication Number: M397
      Publication Title: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Kentucky.
      Content Source: NARA
      National Archives Catalog ID: 300398
      National Archives Catalog Title: Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War, compiled 1890-1912, documenting the period 1861-1866.
      Record Group: 94
      State: Kentucky
      Short Description: NARA M397. Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Kentucky.
      Military Unit: Eighteenth Infantry, Mi-Pl
      Surname Starts With: P
      Given name: William H
      Surname: Parker
      Age: 39 Year: 1864

      Note: According to worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=tvdavis&id=I18008, "William Henderson was a severe asthmatic and had to sleep sitting up at night because he could not lie down, which made his breathing difficult. A part, if not all, of his treatment was smoking some kind of pipe with a medication in it."

      A Pension Office document dated 14 Jan 1886, a photocopy of which is held by P & T Nielsen Hayden, states that he was disabled by "paralysis caused by wading in water waist deep."

      More detail about the dates of his Civil War service can be found here.

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] 1880 United States Federal Census, on Ancestry.com.

    2. [S293] Parker's Genealogy & History Establishment.

    3. [S243] Descendants of John Parker, by Wynell Morrison.

    4. [S291] Descendants of Jabez Perkins and Nancy Ann Unkn, by Steven C. Perkins.

    5. [S1303] Marriage certificate for W. H. Parker and Nancy White. Photocopy held by P & T Nielsen Hayden.

    6. [S242] Tri County Knox-Laurel-Whitley Counties, Kentucky Early Marriages, by Carol F. Hopper. 1987.