When Mary Ann Parker was born on 29 January 1856, in Bibb, Alabama, United States, her father, Isaac Parker Jr, was 36 and her mother, Mariah M. Taylor, was 24. She married Adam James Cox on 1 February 1872, in Bibb, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Jamesville, Bibb, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Election Precinct 4 James, Bibb, Alabama, United States for about 20 years. She died on 14 March 1926, in Belle Ellen, Bibb, Alabama, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Bibb, Alabama, United States.
English: occupational name from Middle English parker ‘park-keeper’ (Old French parquier, parchier), an officer employed to look after deer and other game in a hunting park (see Park 1). This surname is also very common among African Americans. It has also been recorded since medieval times in Ireland.
Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish names.