W. Jacob Parker's Bible

Thanks to a resourceful genealogist, Ruth Watters Burks, W. Jacob Parker’s Bible was found and saved for future Parker researchers. See the family record from his Bible.

Judy Brown Memorial Service

It is with a sad heart that I inform the family of the passing of Judy Brown, loving mother of Kellie Brown Martinez. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Wayne Brown, who died from cancer.

Viewing services will be held July 21, 2010 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Melendez-Sherman Funeral Home, at 6409 Upshaw, Humble, Texas 77396. (281) 441-9209. A tribute memorial will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. for anyone who would like to openly speak about Judy.

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

New Colony Cemetery Website

John Beck, president of the Colony Cemetery Association, has created the Colony Cemetery website. Be sure to visit!

Colony Cemetery is located in Fayette County, Texas, at the intersection of Texas State Highway 95 and Brown Road, approximately 8 miles north of Flatonia, Texas, and 18 miles south of Smithville, Texas.

Its first burial was that of
Samuel Jenkins Brown in 1879.


In Memory, Winnie Mae Bertling


On June 6, 2010, Winnie Mae Bertling passed away in Webster, Texas.

Read more.

Fellow Parker Researchers

Check out this wonderful website!


Also added:

Individual pages for

Martha Elizabeth Parker Milligan

William Barrum Parker

Person of the Week: Annie Amy McNail Adams


Born in Missouri,
Annie Amy McNail married William Adams. Their family moved to Williamson County, and then to Fayette County, Texas. She is buried with her husband, near her granddaughter Blanche Littlefield Brown and beside a grave with a small tombstone with the name Wade, whose relationship has not been discovered.

About Sources

A genealogy record is only as good as its sources. To ensure accuracy, I appreciate feedback on errors and omissions.

In addition, I have started adding Source Pages. Source Pages will identify the sources for information for each surname set of pages. Please check back regularly for more Sources.

Adams Sources
Bertling Sources
Braddock Sources
Foster Sources
Parker Sources

For example, a family Bible is an excellent source of information for family records because the information in it was probably recorded by someone in the family who had an interest in keeping accurate records, such as a mother or sibling (see the
Wernli Family Bible below).