Who is Sir that Parham writes to in his fourth and fifth letters? In the fifth letter, Parham identifies Sir as Mr. S Luckie. The requests made by Parham in these before mentioned letters are of the nature of one writing to another within the same household, like a son to a father. The November 6th posting entitled Family Connections, however, shows that Parham’s biological father (my great-great-great grandfather) passed away within two years of the birth of his son and 20 days after the birth of his daughter (my great-great grandmother). Parham’s mother, Ann A. Buford (my great-great-great grandmother), married Samuel Luckie, III some time after the passing of her first husband and the passing of Samuel’s first wife. The 1860 United States Federal Census shows these two households were joined together, making Sir or Samuel Luckie, III Parham’s step-father.
Many Bufords and a number of Luckies are buried in the College Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Parham’s mother, father, and step-father as well as the step-father’s first wife are buried here. College Hill was founded in 1836 by Goodloe Warren Buford (father of Thomas and Goodloe Buford of 11th Mississippi, Company G) who donated land for the Presbyterian church, cemetery, and school. Union troops under General Grant and General Sherman encamped on the property. American writer and 1949 Nobel Prize laureate, William Faulkner, was married at this church. The facility today is used by a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Photo source: http://hottytoddy.com/2013/06/26/faulkner-grant-walked-the-aisles-of-oxfords-college-hill-church/