Alfred Webb Parker

Alfred Webb Parker
 (son of Pleasant Parker - Parker, Pleasant )

 American Civil War Muster Record:

Parker, A. W. served in the 62nd North Carolina Regiment with several brothers, uncles and cousins. He is recorded in Ezekiel A. Brown's diary of the 62nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, and numerous Official Civil War records and documents.

Parker, Alfred Webb
Birth: 15 JAN 1833 Ga.
Death: 21 JUN 1908 Jackson Co., N.C.
Gender: Male

Military Service: ABT 1862 Civil War soldier
Burial: AFT 21 JUN 1908 Cathey cemetery, Jackson Co., N.C.
Census: 1880 Jackson Co., N.C.
Census: 1860 Jackson Co., N.C.
Census: 1870 Jackson Co., N.C.
Census: 1900 Jackson Co., N.C.


Father: Parker, Pleasant
Mother: Cathey, Rebecca Haseltine


Parkes, Francis Ann
Birth: 4 MAR 1838 Georgia
Death: 5 SEP 1896 Jackson Co., NC
Gender: Female


Parker, Martha Jane (Married her first cousin, - John Nelson Parker -  Parker, John Nelson )
Parker, Sarah Louise
Parker, Mary Ann (Married her cousin - Jason Anderson Parker -Parker, Anderson Jason)
Parker, George Madison                                                     Parker, John Albert Grant
Parker, Malinda A.
Parker, William Alfred
Parker, Aretta
Birth: 1875
Gender: Female
Parker, Alice R.
Birth: 1876
Gender: Female
Parker, Houston S.
Parker, Nancy Ellen


Alfred Webb Parker served in Company G, 62nd North Carolina Regiment (See links below).

Martha Jane Parker (Parker, Martha Jane) married her cousin John Nelson Parker (Parker, John Nelson).

Sarah Louise Parker (Parker, Sarah Louise) married Merritt Tillman Owen,  
(Owen, Merritt Tillman). Merritt was formerly married to her aunt, Violet Jane Parker (Parker, Violet Jane)Violet is the daughter of Pleasant Parker (Parker, Pleasant).

Mary Ann Parker (Parker, Mary Ann) married her cousin, Anderson Jason Parker (Parker, Anderson Jason ). He is the son of John R. Parker (Parker, John R.).

Rebecca Hasletine Cathey's brother, James N. Cathey (Cathey, James N.), served as a Private, Company H, 62nd N.C. Regiment. See muster record:  Cathey, James N.

Camp Douglas, the North's Andersonville

At least 4275 Confederate Soldiers died during their internment at Camp Douglas... Some estimates place the death toll over 6,000.  More Confederate Soldiers died at Camp Douglas than at any other Union Prisoner of War Camp.

Camp Douglas Prisoner of War Camp

Ezekiel A. Brown Memorial
Click to Enlarge

Parker Deaths at Camp Douglas (Memorial)
Click to Enlarge

George Madison Parker married Elsie Wood:
8-21-1883 at JM Wood's George M. Parker, 20 Elsie Wood, 16 JM Smith, JP, wit: JH Parker, Martha Parker

I don't hold the copyright for the below material; it is strictly applied for non-commercial purposes only. My cousin, Joe James Parker, contributed the information.

Column for Monday, June 4, 2007
Photo file name: PARKER, Alfred Webb Parker
Cut line: Early settler Alfred Parker
    Undated portrait of Alfred Webb Parker (1833-1908), ancestor of several thousand Transylvanians today. Our People, Our Past
The Transylvania Genealogy Group
    Transylvania Genealogy Group member Joe James Parker of Pisgah Forest has provided this week’s historic image of his ancestor Alfred Webb Parker.The photograph is believed to be the oldest of a Parker born in present-day Transylvania County. According to land records, the Parkers arrived on the local pioneer scene by at least 1807, if not earlier. The family migrated across the Blue Ridge from nearby Spartanburg County, South Carolina, settling first in the vicinity of Balsam Grove near the waters of the North Fork of the French Broad River. The founder of the bloodline in the county was pioneer William Parker, believed to have been born about 1740 in either Virginia or North Carolina. While the family was still residing in South Carolina at the time of the 1800 census, a historical notation in a 1796 record hints of a possible earlier local Parker connection or presence. David Allison’s massive 1796 land-grant, a tract consisting of 250,243 acres sprawling across much of Transylvania and adjoining counties, notes a boundary on Parker’s Creek. Research has yet to determine the source of the name of the stream. According to Joe Parker, his great-grandfather Alfred Webb Parker was born on December 15, 1833 near the location of the old Silversteen School House. Alfred’s father, Pleasant Parker, was known to have owned that land, most likely through inheritance from his father, early settler William Solomon Parker, Sr. Alfred and his wife Frances moved a short distance into Jackson County where they raised their typically large mountain family of eleven children. Three of their children returned to Transylvania and settled along the North Fork of the French Broad. Through marriage, the Parkers were allied to several of the largest pioneer families bearing such proud old surnames as McCall, Galloway, and Owen, to name a few. To download a copy of this and all photos presented by The Transylvania Genealogy Group, visit the group’s free access website: For additional information about the Transylvania Genealogy Group and its active on-line research community, TransylvanCoGenList, please contact assistant group manager Mary Daniels Galyon, Brevard, at (828) 884-5411, or contact co-administrator Michael Allison by e-mail at Please visit the Transylvania Genealogy Group main page on the Web at

Parker Genealogy

Site Meter