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Bedford Parks
Full Name: Bedford Parks
Date of birth: December 8, 1837
Date of death: June 22, 1909

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 9 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2)   Democrat Kickapoo / Anderson   Anderson
(1) Democrat. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
(2) Redford Parks, Kickapoo. Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Bedford Parks, p. 165. Born 12/8/1837 in DeSoto County, Mississippi. "Mr. Parks has been married three times. His present wife was a Miss E.A. Parks." Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Sergeant, Company H, 1st Texas Infantry, Wigfall's Regiment, enlisted 6/24/1861. Captain on company roll for March and April 1864. Bedford Parks, age: "64 years the 7th day of last December (1904)" (on Confederate pension application dated 9/15/1905), death date 6/22/1909 in Bexar County. Widow Mrs. Eliza Adlaide Parks of Baylor, Seymour County, marriage date 9/13/1883 in Anderson County. Pension File Nos. 10821 (Bedford Parks) and 25928 (Mrs. Eliza Adlaide Parks), Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Captain Bedford Parks mentioned in "The Late War" (Civil War), p. 259. Lewis Publishing Company. A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, 1893, crediting Palestine Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - Bedford Parks, Anderson County, age 39, born circa 1841 in Mississippi, farmer, spouse Mary E. Parks, sons Willie, Bedford F., Wade H., and John, daughters Ada, Cora, and May.
    Census of 1900 - Bedford Parks, Baylor County, age 60, born December 1839 in Arkansas, farmer, spouse Eliza A. Parks, sons John C. and Thomas B.
    Bedford Parks, marriages to Martha A. Rorex 1/16/1867 in McLennan County, Mary E. Parks 6/2/1875 in Anderson County, and Addie Parks 9/13/1883 in Anderson County. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 (1) Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 (2) Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 (3)
  • Bedford Parks, age 70 years, born circa 1839, death date 6/22/1909 in Terrell Wells, Bexar County, burial or removal in "No. 4," foreman. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Bedford Parks, birth date 12/7/1837 in DeSoto County, Mississippi; death date 6/22/1909 in Bexar County, Texas; interment in Confederate Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County (no grave marker photo). Find a Grave.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses  
    County Government and County Finance  
     

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