Posted By:Joyce Patton
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Subject:Seeking missing family
Post Date:July 20, 2013 at 18:38:00
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I don't recognize the names of the Walker's named in your post but I am also looking families with the surname Parker in Polk County, Texas. My Walker family is African American. I am posting information on the families of origin of both my great grandfather Pleasant Walker who was born in Mississippi in 1849 and my grandfather Pleas Walker who was born in Polk County, Texas in 1876.

This is the family my grandfather was born into, I have not been able to verify his mother Minerva's maiden name. I do know that she and Pleasant were divorced and she later married a man by the name of King Roberts.

Father: Pleasant Walker – Born 1849 in Mississippi
Mother: Minerva Walker – Born 1853 in Alabama
Daughter: Susie Walker – Born 1870 in Polk County, Texas
Son: Willie Walker - Born in 1871 in Polk County, Texas
Son: Floyd Walker – Born 1874 in 1874 in Polk County, Texas
Pleas Walker – Born 1876 in Polk County, Texas       
Dennis Walker Born in 1879 in Polk County, Texas
At some point after 1879 Pleasant and Minerva were divorced. Minerva then had three more children:
Bessie and Dessie Mayo who were twins, they were born in Polk County, Texas in 1892
Jeffery Mayo was also born in Polk County, Texas in 1893

This is the family my mother Essie LaPearl(Walker) Herd was born into:

Pleas Walker – Born 1876 in Polk County, Texas / Married Lizzie Hood /Mollie Parker
Mollie Parker- – Born 1883 in Polk County, Texas / married Pleas Walker
Mary Walker daughter of Pleas and Lizzie (Hood) Walker
Lizzie Walker daughter of Pleas and Lizzie (Hood) Walker
Leonard Walker son of Pleas and Lizzie (Hood) Walker

The children of Pleas and Mollie (Ward) Walker are:
David Flynn Walker
Pleas Walker, Jr.
Esther Maye Walker
Joe Nathan Walker
Essie LaPearl Walker- (my mother) Born 6/1/1918
Jessie LaJewel Walker- (my mother’s twin) Born 6/1/1918
Bertha Mae Walker
Coy Walker
Nell Verna Walker
Minerva Christine Walker
Eugene Walker
Moline Walker

These are the children of Pleas Walker's sister Dessie who was born without the ability to hear or speak. She lived with her brother Pleas' family.

Bessie Mayo -Niece
Clarice Deason - Niece

If anyone has information on this family please let me know, this only part of the research I have done and I will be happy to share what I have.