Parkers of Neshoba and Yazoo County, Mississippi

I am seeking information on my grandmother's Parker family. Her grandfather James Shelton Parker was born in South Carolina and the family migrated through Georgia to Alabama, where he married Mary Ingram. The couple lived at Hill's Bluff in Neshoba County, where Shelton Parker operated a trading post on the Pearl River. Family lore says that he was killed in the War Between the States. After the war, his widow, some of his sons and a daughter relocated to Yazoo County. Shelton's son, my great-grandfather Washington Monroe Parker, lived in what is now Humphreys County. The family was poor and of necessity bound to the land where they sharecropped. My grandmother, Alice Parker Lick, always wanted to know her relatives in the next county, but never had an opportunity to meet them. Her relatives lived in the Bentonia area and some of them are buried in the Dover Cemetery. I would like to correspond with another Parker descendant.

                                                                                                   Washington Monroe Parker

Son of James Shelton Parker and Mary Ingram

Grandson of John M. Parker and Jane Shelton


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  • I have a copy of a beautiful photo of Caladonia
  • I am especially interested in knowing more about the trading post etc. do you have any idea of what John’s w wife Susannah’s maiden name and was she his first wife?
  • Hi,
    These Parkers are my ancestors as well. My gg grandmother was Caladonia Parker born 1843 either a suster or niece to your James Shelton. Both are descended from John Parker who was born in Sout Carolina but lived in Neshoba County Mississippi for many years.
    I would like to share information with you
  • my gg grandmother was Mary Parker , she married thomas Isaiah Thrasher and in 1880 they lived in yazoo miss
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