Cynthia Ann Parker

Cynthia Ann Parker

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  • When Cynthia Ann Parker was 9 to 10 years old,  her family moved to Central Texas, and built Fort Parker, on the headwaters of Navasota River.
  • May 19, 1836 a large force of Comanche warriors (including some Kiowas, and Kichai allies) attacked the fort killed and seized some people. Cynthia Ann Parker was one of the five people they seized.
  • In the 1840's Cynthia's brother, John Parker, had asked her to return to their white family. Cynthia refused because she loved her husband and children too much to leave them.
  • In 1840, a group traveling with a trader named Col. Len Williams came upon a Comanche camp on the Canadian River.
  • In 1840 Cynthia Ann Parker married the Comanche war chief Peta Nocona  (known as the lone camper)
  • In 1855, a party of white hunters came upon the village of Peta Nocona and met Cynthia.
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