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Isaac Parker
Full Name: Isaac Parker
Date of birth: April 7, 1793
Date of death: April 14, 1883

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 44 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th     Unknown / Tarrant   Ellis, Tarrant
S 7 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th (1) (2)     Unknown / Houston   Anderson, Cherokee
S 10 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (3) (4) (5)     Unknown / Houston   Anderson, Cherokee, Houston
S 4 Feb 16, 1846 - Nov 5, 1849 1st (7) (8) (9) (10) (11)   2nd (6)     Unknown / Houston   Houston, Nacogdoches, Rusk

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 2, 1853, 4th Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 4, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 4th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elect presented their credentials, qualified, and took their seats, 11/3/1851, pp. 3-4. Senate Journal.
(3) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Jan. 16, 1850, 3rd Legislature, ch. 44. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(4) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(5) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office, 11/5/1849, p. 3. Senate Journal.
(6) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(7) Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(8) 1st Legislature - District of Nacogdoches, Rusk, and Houston, Isaac Parker and Jos. L. Hogg. Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 2/16/1846, p. 4. Senate Journal.
(9) 1st Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office and Classification of Senators, 3/3/1846, p. 60. Drew "second class" (4-year term). Senate Journal.
(10) 1st Legislature - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 2/16/1846, p. 4. Senate Journal.
(11) Description of drawing of terms for Senators, first-class two-year terms and second-class four-year terms, 3/3/1846, p. 180. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 148. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • Biographical sketches of Isaac Parker (born 4/7/1793) and Isaac Duke Parker (born 10/23/1821), pp. 290-291. Relatives: Isaac Parker, father; Isaac Duke Parker, son. The Encyclopedia of the New West, 1881.
  • PARKER, ISAAC (1793-1883). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 1-4, Historical Sketch of Parker County and Weatherford Texas. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Biographical sketch and political career, pp. 127-128, 165. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Texas Army, member of Captain Elisha Clapp's Company, Texas Revolution. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • Other Resources
  • Isaac Parker, birth date 4/7/1793, death date 4/14/1883, historical marker photo, burial in Turner Graveyard, Weatherford, Parker County. Find a Grave.
  • PARKER COUNTY named for Isaac Parker. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Account of a campaign exchange between Isaac Parker and Dr. J.W. Jowers, p. 4-10. Historical Sketch of Parker County and Weatherford Texas. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Listed in "Smith County and Seventh Senatorial District Legislators, 1st—16th Regular Sessions, 1846-1879," The Tyler Journal, 5/29/1936, p. 67, crediting Smith County Historical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Isaac Parker historical markers in Parker County. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission). Marker number 2655 Marker number 2656
  • Committee Informationtop
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Constitutional Amendments, Select  
    County and County Boundaries  
    Indian Affairs  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    Surveying Public Lands, Select  
    4th R.S. - 1851
    Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
    Penitentiary  
    Private Land Claims  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    3rd R.S. - 1849
    Comptroller and Treasurer, Examine  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Indian Affairs  
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Penitentiary (Chair) 
    Private Land Claims  
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Post Routes  
    1st R.S. - 1846
    Affairs of State  
    Finance  
    Indian Affairs  
    Republic of Texas Fines, Penalities, Forfeitures & Escheats, Consideration of  
     

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