Person of the Week: Sue Williamson Parker


Sue Martha Williamson was born in 1848 in Wilcox County, Alabama to Trophimas and Martha Files Williamson.

Sue married
William Allen Parker on 4 Aug. 1868 at the New Hope Baptist House of Worship in Clarke County, Alabama, by his father W. Jacob Parker.

She died in 1923; she was 75. She is buried at the Shiloh Cemetery in Mount Enterprise, Rusk, Texas with her husband and two daughters.

Can you identify these people?

Wernli family portrait

This photograph is believed to be a family portrait, with Gottlieb Wernli standing on the far left. If you are able to identify the remaining individuals, please contact me.

Read more about Gottlieb Wernli.

Parker Baptist Preachers


Are you descended from the Parker Baptist Preachers? Even better, are you a Parker Baptist Preacher? If you answer yes to either of these questions, join my Parker Baptist Preacher group on the
Parker Heritage Website to share our research. This website really is a fantastic gathering of Parkers.

My direct Parker Baptist Preacher ancestors include:
W. Jacob Parker
William Allen Parker
L.L Fox Parker

Many uncles, and their descendants, were Baptist preachers, too. At least one aunt married a Baptist preacher. Please join us!

Remembering Henry Bertling on the Anniversary of his Death


Tomorrow, August 8, will mark the 89th anniversary since
Henry Bertling died. It says of much of the man who immigrated to Texas as a boy, fought in the Civil War as a young man, and lived a long and prosperous life to be remembered so fondly by his descendants.

Please visit his memorial at Find-A-Grave and leave your thoughts and prayers.
See Henry’s Tombstone.

In Memory: Judy Brown


Judith Ann Hayden Brown (Judy) passed away on July 16, 2010 in Houston, Texas. She was born in Ohio on January 18, 1938. She was 72 years of age. She was preceded in death by her husband Billy Wayne Brown, who died of lung cancer on December 11, 1999 in Houston, Texas. Judy is survived by their daughter, Kellie Brown Martinez of Houston, Texas, and Kellie’s husband Carlos Martinez.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society.