BIOGRAPHIES of Madison County TN


David H. Parker, M. D., was born in North Carolina, in 1832, and is the son of Henry S. and Susan F. (Pinkston) Parker, both of whom were natives of North Carolina and came to Tennessee in 1832. The father was a successful farmer and raised a family of eight children of nine born to himself and wife. He was a useful citizen, his death occurring in this County, April 15, 1855, his wife following him to the grave, March 10, 1870. David H. was reared as a farmer, passing his youth without noteworthy event, and in 1850 beginning the study of medicine, continuing a year and a half. In the autumn of 1851 he entered the Botanical Medical College at Memphis, from which institution he graduated in 1853. He returned to the village where he now lives, and commenced the practice which he has continued until the present time. In 1853 he married Maria T. D. Reeves, of this county, daughter of Mauldin and Nancy Reeves, who was born in this State in 1826, and is the mother of three children, two of whom are yet living: Sarah E. (wife of Dr. Geo. Lacy) and Susan F. (wife of William T. Pope). Dr. and Mrs. Parker are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He is a Mason and a Democrat, and in 1886 was elected justice of the peace.

Goodspeeds History of Tennessee