One of the men of Quantrill's raiders who returned to Texas and started a new life was named ALLEN H.Parmer (1848-1927), not Frank Parmer. Allen Parmer married Susan James, who was the sister of Jesse and Frank James and they had four children. Susan died in 1888.
Allen and Susan Parmer moved to Grayson County Texas after the war. Frank James hid at Parmer's home near Denison in northern Grayson County until he was convinced by former Confederate General Jo Shelby to return to Missouri and face Federal charges. The most beloved man in Missouri, Jo Shelby, testified in Frank James' behalf at the trial.
Allen Parmer and his wife Susan then settled in the Wichita Falls area after the baseless charges of murder and train robbery were dropped by Federal authorities in Missouri. He was not too sucessful at ranching and finally became a railroad builder, an occupation he knew more about! Allen Parmer built railroads until he retired and moved to Alpine,Texas with his second wife, Sarah K. Ogden. Allen Parmer died of a heart attack on October 27, 1927.