Hubbard’s Connection to Quanah Parker

#DYKHubbard has a connection to the Parker Family of Fort Parker and Quanah and Cynthia Parker fame? Araminta McClellan was the great great Granddaughter of Reverend Daniel Parker and married Joseph Taulman whom we discuss often.

Araminta (McClellan) Taulman and Joseph, were avid collectors of family history and Texas historical material, including photographs, books, household items, and branding irons. Mrs. Taulman was the great-great granddaughter of the Reverend Daniel Parker, who brought the first Baptist church to Texas in 1833. Parker’s brothers, Silas and John, built Parker’s Fort in Limestone County, the scene of the May 1836 massacre in which nine year-old Cynthia Ann Parker was captured by the Comanches. An active genealogist, Mrs. Taulman researched Parker and Taulman family history, and she also served as State Historian for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas in the 1930’s.The collection of a lifetime is held at the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin.

The photo is all I have found online of Araminta. She and Joseph collected the history of the Parker family as well as photographs (since he was a photographer). Some photos available at the William J. Hill Artisans collection. Most has not been made available in digital form. A photo of Quanah in the collection as well. Photo of Quanah © The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006-2014.

Chief Quanah Parker
Araminta McClellan Taulman