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Near Milam in Sabine County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Matthew Arnold Parker

(May 17, 1801 – March 19, 1862)

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
1. Matthew Arnold Parker Marker
Inscription. First Chief Justice of Sabine County, Republic of Texas, Parker was born in Georgia. He came here from Louisiana in 1822, settling at this site which was on land later included in his Headright Grant from the Republic. In 1836 he served in the defensive Sabine Volunteers. President Sam Houston appointed him Chief Justice (or County Judge) in Dec. 1836, and he was on a commission to detect fraudulent land claims in 1840. After his wife Mary (Isaacs) died (1845), he married Elizabeth Lowe. He was father of 16 children. He died in DeWitt Country, and was buried near Nordheim.
 
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7574.)
 
Location. 31° 23.722′ N, 93° 50.101′ W. Marker is near Milam, Texas, in Sabine County. Marker is on State Highway 87 0.4 miles south of Clara Lane, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hemphill TX 75948, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John C. Hale (approx. 2.7 miles away); Milam Masonic Institute (approx. 2.7 miles away); C.A. Nethery & Sons General Merchandise (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Old San Antonio Road
Matthew Arnold Parker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
2. Matthew Arnold Parker Marker
(approx. 2.7 miles away); Milam (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Milam (approx. 2.7 miles away); In Memory of Columbia STS-107 (approx. 3.2 miles away); In Memory of Charles Krenek & Jules “Buzz” Mier, Jr. (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milam.
 
Also see . . .  Matthew Arnold Parker. (Submitted on August 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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