When Cynthia Ann was around nine to ten years old, her family moved to Texas to build Fort Parker in now-a-day Limestone County.
On May 19, 1836, Native Americans attacked Fort Parker killing many who were there. The Native Americans also took five captives with them, including Cynthia Ann.
Cynthia Ann, Is that you?
Cynthia was never released and forgot all of her white ways, she became a Comanche herself and even married the chief. She was said to have been with the Comanches for twenty-five whole years.
Cynthia and the chief had three children, Pecos (a boy), Topsannah (a girl), and Quanah Parker (a boy). Quanah went on to become the next chief of the tribe and is known for the things he did to improve American and Native American relationships.
On December 18, 1860, the Comanches were attacked and killed. Colonel Isaac Parker recognized Cynthia as his niece and seized her from the village when leaving, Cynthia never saw her sons again.
Cynthia was moved to Birdville and had Issac D. and Benjamin Parker were appointed as her guardians for the rest of her natural life.