I used to know some Hobbs in Hill Couinty. Burl Hobbs was a teacher. An
older one was a maintenance Man for Midway Schools in Hewitt- Woodway-
Waco, which is a shpooing center for much of Hill and bosque County and
base of Heart of Texas fair and rodeo.
Hundreds of Parkers around here I go to church with one and taught his
son 2 years in ICT-Vica- they are red headed and Freckle Faced. Wasn-t
that about the time that the Parker families of Fort Parker near Mexia
came? This was the home of Cynthia Ann Parker who was captured by
Comanches. She was a community slave for carrying wood & water until she
took a stick of wood and beat one old woman half to death for being so
abusive to her. She then was a hero and married Quannah Parker, a chief.
They were fed from the herd of Col. Charles Goodnight of the Panhandle,
who knew the Parkers. The one I knew at church is not connected to that
family. hey were "Two |Seed in the Spirit Predestinarian Baptists"
Wylys of Hiawasse and Atlanta and Clarkesville Ga. left Atlanta with a 36
wagon train of kin and friends. Wonder if the Parkers could have joined
their Wagon train, which got to Hico- Stephenville area before the Erath
County was organized.
By the way, Gov. Sull Ross was President of Texas A&M and Baylor
Universities, but if you read his dairy for Parker info he was sometimes
as lost as a goose flying west in a snow storm. he said they captured
Cynthia Ann 6 days hard ride north of Albequerque on the White River,
which was possible in a forced march. The historic marker on another
White River is near Wichita Falls , Texas, east of Albequerque.
There are 10 Hobbs families with phones in the Waco area.Several in Fort
Worth, where the famous Hobbs Truck trailers have been made for over 60
years. If you can't find them on an E mail and phone no. search, I may
have time to copy them in a few days.
One of my cousins married Garvin Wood in Selden, Erath County. He has
twin sons and a daughter and grandkids. He had Siblings. W.A. passed away
last year of diabetes related problems. Garvin and sons leased our farm
for dairy cattle grazing and hay until we sold it.
These Wood families were related to Baileys of Selden, Tx and Arkansas.
Ring any bells? Happy hunting
Charles A. Wyly