JOHN R. PARKER and SARAH E. ISAACS are my husbands
Their son, JOHNEY F. PARKER, is my husbands Father.
JOHN RALEIGH PARKER was born 25 December 1870
in Stoddard County, Missouri.
He is the son of JAMES PARKER and
MARY [SURNAME UNKNOWN] - possibly ROOD.
SARAH ELLA ISAACS was born 12 June 1900
in Texas County, Missouri.
She is the daughter of GODFREY M. ISAACS
and SARAH E. SMITH.
It appears as though John moved around quite a bit.
He's been located in Mc Dougal, Arkansas; Madison, Illinois; Ironton, Missouri; and in Corning, Arkansas.
In 1880 he was found in Union Township, Dunklin County, Missouri and in 1900 he was in Salem, Dunklin County, Missouri.
He died in 1947 in Buckeye, Arizona.
John married three times:
1. Mary [Surname Unknown] - 1896
2. Anne [Surname Unknown]
3. Sarah Ella Isaacs
19 Dec 1920 in Bloomfield, Missouri.
John and Sarah separated 27 Sept 1933.
They divorced 6 years later in 1939
in Clay County, Arkansas.
It's been reported that Sarah just left her husband and one of her sons, Johney, without any notification. Johney F. was a young boy and was sick in bed when his mother deserted him. He was then raised by just his father.
Sarah also married three times:
1. Albert Harrison Greathouse - 1917
2. John Raleigh Parker - 19 Dec 1920
3. Alven Foster - 1930-1933
It is believed that John Raleigh had 7 children when he married Sarah Ella (3 girls and 4 boys). Only one child has been found so far. It is uncertain whether his mother was Mary or Anne.
It's also believed that John and Mary had one or two children and that John and Anne had 5 or 6 children.
It's possible the one child found belonged to Mary because family tradition relates that Anne's children all died at birth or at young ages.
The only child that has been found so far is:
1. WILLIAM [WILLY] PARKER
Born 24 Aug 1902
Birthplace is Unknown
He died 29 Jan 1919 at the age of 16 years
in Louisiana (possibly Dubberly).
The children born from Sarah Smith and Albert Greathouse:
1. ELLA AFTON GREATHOUSE
Born 28 Nov 1917 at Carterville, Illinois.
(1) George Wise
(2) Evan Sanders.
She died 20 Nov 1949 in Vancelbend, Illinois.
2. DAUSIE ELMON HERMAN LEON GREATHOUSE
Born 18 Sept 1920 in Powe, Stoddard County, Missouri.
He married Juanita Sanders 10 Jan 1946
in Herrin, Illinois.
The children born from John Parker and Sarah Isaac's
1. JOHNEY FRANKLIN PARKER
Born 1 May 1922 in McDougal, Clay County, Arkansas.
(1) [Name Unknown]
(2) Wilma Frances Jackson
2. ELIZABETH MADLEAIN PARKER
Born 23 July 1924 in Madison, Illinois.
3. JAMES GODFREY PARKER
Born 25 Feb 1927 in Ironton, Missouri.
4. ILEAN W. PARKER
Born 25 May 1930 in Corning, Arkansas.
Sarah Isaacs and Alven Fosters Children:
1. LESTER RUDOLPH FOSTER
Born 13 May 1934 in Corning, Arkansas.
2. FRANCIS ADOLPH FOSTER
Born 16 April 1940 in McDougal, Arkansas.
3. WILLIAM HARRISON FOSTER
Born 19 Dec 1942 in Harrisburg, Illinois.
It is believed that John Raleigh Parker was fortunate enough to have never participated in any wars, nor did he ever enlist in the Armed Forces.
John Raleigh was an ordained Missionary Baptist Minister.
He traveled around to different logging camps to preach.
One of the churches he preached at was "Landmark Missionary Baptist Church" in McDougal, Arkansas.
John Raleigh died 4 October 1947 in Buckeye, Arizona
at the age of 67 years.
He is buried in Buckeye, Arizona.
Sarah Ella died 19 June 1976 in Decatur, Illinois at the age
of 76 years.
She is buried under the name Sarah Foster at the
Opdyke Cemetery in Opdyke, Illinois.
John was a laborer in the lumber industry ... a boiler steam maker for saw mills.
Sarah was a cook at De Kalb Hospital in Illinois.
The son, John William Parker, is buried at the Bernie, Missouri Cemetery. There is also an "Emma Anne" buried near him. There is a concrete fence around the graves. There are no records or dates on the headstone of Emma Anne. It's unknown if this is another child or if it could have been John Raleigh's second wife, Anne.
If you have any additional information or inquiries about this family,
it would sure be appreciated if you would please contact me.
Updated July 10, 2000
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