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Poynor, Texas: First Grave of Cynthia Ann Parker

Cynthia Ann Parker was captured by Comanches, gave birth to Chief Quanah Parker, was recaptured by whites, and died unhappy. She was later dug up and moved to Oklahoma, but Texas still vernerates her original tombstone.

Foster Cemetery

CR-478, Poynor, TX
Foster Cemetery. US-175 to Poynor, then take the exit for TX-315. Drive south on 315 for four miles. Turn left onto unmarked CR-478 (it looks like a dirt driveway). Drive one mile to the Cemetery, on the left. 100 ft. straight in from the gate. Cynthia's gravestone has its own historical maker.
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Cynthia Ann Parker - First Burial Site

Cynthia Ann Parker, later known as Naduah (a Comanche name meaning "someone found") was an Anglo-American who was kidnapped in 1836, around age 10, by a Comanche war band which had attacked her family's Texas settlement. This is her original burial site before she was moved to Oklahoma to be buried with her son, Comanche Chief Quanah Parker.

[Bob Whipple, 12/30/2019]

Cynthia was recaptured by the whites after 24 years. She was not happy about it, and eventually starved herself to death. Cynthia Ann Parker is such a folklore figure in Texas that her gravestone has its own state historical marker, even though she's now buried in Oklahoma. Texas could never keep her, even after she was dead.

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