A. P. Parker Family


From the Buffalo Express
taken from "The Flo News" written by Norma Moore

(May 14,2003)
The A. P. Parker family, as first time settlers of our Flo Community, and with strong beliefs of the Confederacy cause were the first of our Flo Settlement to join in on the preparation of forming the Leon County hunters.  All four of their sons were eager and proud to serve as Confederate soldiers and all of their son-in-laws also served of the Confederacy.  Two of the A. P. Parker sons enlisted in the Louisiana and two in Texas Jefferson Alsberry Parker, private of company B. 28th  Grays Louisiana Infantry, Monroe, Louisiana.  Perry Anderson Parker, Private Bridges Battery Louisiana.

(May 21,2003)
The Anderson Peter Parker Family of Kidd's Mills and Flo Communities who were first time settlers of Flo communities were most dedicated of the south Anderson Peter Parker from North Carolina, Mississippi came to Flo in 1850, with his wife Mary (Graham) Parker, his four sons Perry Anderson, Jefferson, Elisha, Andrew Jackson, and daughters Suzanna, Nancy Ann, Mary Margaret, Emanda, and Emmaline to purchase a farm and to provide a better home place for his family and to escape the harshness of conflicts of the winds of war between the states.  Anderson Peter Parker so strong of the Southern cause had already been involved of individual first fights of his own due to the cause before the war ever started he making the statement if there was a battle every son of his would join the war and when the Confederacy of Leon County became organized with soldiers in 1861, Anderson was one of the first to help get Flo men and boys enlisted all four of his sons enlisted as confederate soldiers.  Jefferson Parker served in the 28th Gray's Louisiana Infantry.
          Perry Parker served in bridges battery artillery in Louisiana, Roll of prisoner and was paroled Greensboro North Carolina.  Andrew Jackson Parker enlisted in Texas and served in many battles.  Elisha  Parker joined Co. A Teas Regiment, Burnett's Dismounted Calvary and he also joined in with Co. C Hood's Brigade
          Andrew Parker enlisted in Texas and served in Texas Regiment with Captain J. J. McBride.  He suffered disease, cold, hunger, only had one shirt one pair of pants, no socks, and made shoes of cow hides.  He fought in many battles, some being Boonesborough Gap, second Manassas, Siege of Knoxville, Battle of the Wilderness and the bloodiest battle of the war the Gettysburg.  Andrew Jackson Parker recognized notable Texas confederate soldier of the Texas Brigade who received orders from General Robert E. Lee to go to the Front of the Battle of the Wilderness this Texas Regiment being noted as the Texas soldiers who never failed General Lee.
          All the Anderson Peter Parker sons returned home to Flo lived in Flo, married, owned much land, were farmers, ranchers, and were important of the establishment of churches, schools, businesses, and today the Parker Land is still owned by their ancestors.
          The Anderson Peter Parker Family stayed strong of the southern cause all of their lives, they formed programs of the southern aid cause of beneficial needs of the veterans and the families of the Confederate Soldiers and today these Parker ancestors carry on with the Confederate inheritance of the perseverance of historical sites and memorable programs of Confederacy.  The Anderson Peter Parker family was all confederate heroes.
          Leon County was most important and well recognized of the confederacy.  In 1861 there were over 300 men and boys from the ages of 12 to 55 living in Leon County.  Judge W. D. Wood of Leon County wrote in his Leon County sketches, 700 men and boys of Leon County served in the Confederate war even before the first confederate company was formed in Leon County.  The younger boys and men went to surrounding counties and states to enlist.  Some 12 year olds lied about their ages from 16 to 35 were to enlist.