Joseph M. Parker was born in Kentucky, about 1811. I have no idea who his parents may have been.
He married Elizabeth Leach in 1850 in White County, Illinois. I also have no idea who her parents were although I believe she was also born about 1811 but in Illinois.
Joseph and Elizabeth had ten children before Elizabeth died in 1862 in Jefferson County, Iowa.
Ann Parker (1830 IL-1917 IA) married Albert Bryan in 1850 in Iowa.
Sarah Parker (abt 1833 IL-1899IA) married John C. Layton in 1862 in Iowa.
Margaret Parker (1834 IL – aft 1910 ?) married Joseph Stone in 1862 in Iowa
Louise Parker (abt 1837 IA – 1870-1880 ?) married John Richard Russell in 1860 in Iowa.
Thomas Benjamin Parker (1837IA – 1915 IA) married Ann Eliza Russell in 1862 in Iowa.
John Richard Russell and Ann Eliza Russell were siblings.
James Parker (abt 1845 IA – aft 1870)
George Dallas Parker (1847 IA-1922 IA) married Lucinda Olive Heckethorn (spelling varies widely) in
1871 in Iowa
Mary Parker (abt 1850 IA - ?) married William A. Bryan in 1875 in Iowa.
Ira Parker (abt 1853 IA – after 1860)
Iowa Parker (1855 IA-aft 1870) married, I believe, Joseph W. Harner in 1874 in Iowa.
After Elizabeth died in 1862 and was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Joseph married Sarah Stone in March 1865. Joseph and Sarah had four children.
Joseph died in 1877 in Jefferson County, Iowa and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.
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