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[Cover of the Parker Family Bible]

Description: Photograph of the cover of a leather-bound Holy Bible belonging to the Robert Henry Parker family. The initials R.H. and S.A. Parker are engraved underneath the title, which is set in a decorative typeface. An intricately engraved border surrounds the title.
Date: unknown
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph

[Family Portrait at the Parker Home]

Description: Photograph of a group of women seated together for a portrait on the porch of Robert Henry Parker's home in Abilene, Texas. Sitting on the first row are Lavinia Parker McDaniel and Nellie Parker Davis Jack. On the second row are Hallie Parker Adams, Sallie Ann Clarke Parker (wife of Robert Henry Parker and matriarch of those around her), and Bettie Parker Kelly. On the top row are Sallie Ann Parker Willis (wife of Thomas Middlebrook Willis), Neva Parker Woodward, and Margaret "Mag" Parker Field Cox.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph

[Four Generations of the Parker Family]

Description: Photograph of four generations of the Parker family. From left to right are Sallie Ann Clarke Parker, Sallie Ann Parker Willis, Neva Willis Hudson, and an infant, Margaret Ann Hudson.
Date: 1922~
Item Type: Photograph

[The Jack Family Home]

Description: Colored illustration of a one-story house with a covered front porch; it belonged to Nellie Parker Davis Jack and her husband J.W. Jack and was located in Beaumont, Texas. The illustration features a landscaped front yard and the silhouette of a small animal standing on the walkway. A few handwritten notes on the back read, "Aunt Nellie's House, Beaumont, Tex, Nellie Parker Davis Jack, Aunt Nellie was sister to Mrs. T.M. Willis, Abilene."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Marriage Certificate of Robert and Sallie Parker]

Description: Photograph of a certificate certifying the marriage of Robert Henry Parker and Sallie Ann Clarke. The certificate features an ornamental, floral border with the image of a couple riding in a boat being led by a robed woman with a torch. According to the certificate, they were married on November 20, 1851. This marriage certificate was found in the R. H. & S. A. Parker Bible.
Date: 1980~/1989~
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph

[Parker Family Home in Abilene]

Description: Photograph of the first two-story frame house in Abilene, Texas, located on the corner of South 2nd Street and Butternut Street. It was the home of Robert Henry Parker. A white picket fence borders the property.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Parker Family Home in Abilene]

Description: Photograph of the first two-story frame house in Abilene, Texas, located on the corner of South 2nd Street and Butternut Street. It was the home of Robert Henry Parker. A group of people, believed to be the Parker family, are gathered on the covered porch.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[The Parker Place in Lexington]

Description: Photograph of a facade of a red-brick Italian Villa-style house known as Parker Place. It was once the home of Robert Parker and Elizabeth Porter Parker. It is located at 511 West Short Street in Lexington, Kentucky.
Date: unknown
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph

[The Parker Place in Lexington]

Description: Photograph of a red-brick Italian Villa-style house known as Parker Place. A sign in the front yard boasts the name and address. It was once the home of Robert Parker and Elizabeth Porter Parker. It is located at 511 West Short Street in Lexington, Kentucky.
Date: unknown
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph

[The Parker Place in Lexington]

Description: Photograph of Parker Place, an Italian Villa-style house that belonged to Robert Parker and Elizabeth Porter Parker. It is located at 511 West Short Street in Lexington, Kentucky. In front of the house is a well-manicured lawn.
Date: unknown
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of D. Proctor Woodward]

Description: Photograph of D. Proctor Woodward, the husband of Neva Parker Woodward, according to handwritten information the back of the photo. He is a middle-aged bespectacled man wearing a suit and sitting in an ornate chair with a book in his lap.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Harriet Julian Clarke]

Description: Photograph of an miniature oil portrait of Harriett L. Julian Clarke, the daughter of Dr. Charles Julian and Jane Moore Julian and the mother of Sallie Ann Clarke Parker. She married Joseph C. Clarke. She was born September 30, 1798 and died September 21, 1838. According to family tradition, the portrait was painted in France.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of John Todd Parker]

Description: Photograph of John Todd Parker, a middle-aged man with short hair and a mustache, posed for a studio portrait in a three-piece suit. According to a handwritten note on the back, he is the son of Robert H. Parker and Sallie Clarke Parker.
Date: unknown
Creator: Rodden
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Mag Parker]

Description: Photograph of a professional portrait of Margaret Field Cox, née Parker. She was known by her nickname "Mag" to some. She is a frizzy-haired woman wearing a high-collared ensemble with a sizable floral boutonniere pinned to her chest. On the back of the photograph's mat are handwritten notes which reads, "This belongs to Mrs. Geo W. McDaniel. Aunt Mag Parker (Mrs. Sam Field, later Mrs. Sam Cox)."
Date: unknown
Creator: Zahn, Justus
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Mary Parker Dickson]

Description: Photograph of Mary Eliza Parker Dickson, sister of Robert Henry Parker. She was a middle-aged woman at the time the portrait was made.
Date: unknown
Creator: Dunlap, T. A.
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Neva Parker Woodward]

Description: Photograph of Neva Parker Woodward, who is the daughter of Robert H. Parker and Sallie Clarke Parker of Abilene, Texas, according to handwritten information on the back of the photo. She is a short-haired woman wearing a pearl necklace and a sleeveless ensemble. Held against her chest is a feathery object.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Sallie Ann Clarke Parker]

Description: Photograph of Sallie Ann Clarke Parker, the daughter of Joseph C. Clarke and Harriett L. Julian Clarke. She was born December 3, 1832 in Frankfort, Kentucky. After marrying Robert Henry Parker, she moved her family to McKinney, Texas and then to Abilene, Texas. The Parkers were pioneers of Taylor County and early members of the First Presbyterian Church of Abilene.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Sallie Ann Clarke Parker]

Description: Photograph of Sallie Ann Clarke Parker, who was an elderly woman at the time this portrait was taken. She was the wife of Robert Henry Parker and the daughter of Joseph C. Clarke and Harriett L. Julian Clarke.
Date: 1885
Creator: W. Wirt Williams Photographic Studios
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Sallie Ann Clarke Parker]

Description: Photograph of Sallie Ann Clarke Parker, the daughter of Joseph C. Clarke and Harriett L. Julian Clarke. She married Robert Henry Parker. She was an elderly woman at the time the portrait was created.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Sallie Clarke Parker]

Description: Photograph of an oval portrait of Sallie Ann Clarke Parker in her old age. She has her wavy, gray hair pinned up and is wearing high-collared clothing with a pair of glasses hanging from her chest. There are a couple of handwritten notes on the back of the photo. One of them reads, "Mrs. R.H. Parker (Sallie A. Clarke Parker), Abilene, TX (1832-1924)." The other reads, "Picture of my mother Sallie Clarke Parker, wife of Robert H. Parker, married 1851. Sallie Parker Willis, Mrs. T.M. Willis for Mrs. J.W. Jack."
Date: unknown
Creator: Voorhees and DeVoe Photography
Item Type: Photograph