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ried, November 24*^ 1844, Mary Ann, daughter of Henry Aaron
and Katharine (Conklin) Ogden. She was born December i**,
1825. He died in New York August ii*S 1904. She died in
Hartford, Conn., April 29*^ 191 1.


I Mary Henriettas born in Brooklyn, N. Y., October 4*'', 1845.
Died in New York April 7*^, 1900.

II Samuel Putnam^ born in Brooklyn, N. Y., October 7*^, 1847.
See forward.

III Fanny Falconer^ born in Brooklyn, N. Y., November 3'''^, 1849.
Married, February 15*^ 1881, Rev. Manfred P. Welcher, of Newark,
N. Y. (Williams College, 1877), born October 27*^, 1850. Died in Hart-
ford, Conn., July 22°*^, 1918. They had four children.

IV Henry OgdenS born in Brooklyn, N. Y., January 31^*, 1852. Died
in New York April 30*'', 1890.

V Emma Parked born in Brooklyn, N. Y., Aligust 29*'', 1853. Died
in Brooklyn, N. Y., August 31'*, 1857.

VI Ellen Walters', born in Brooklyn, N. Y, January i^*, 1861. Died
in New York March 25*^ 1893.



PEDIGREE connection with Thomas Fairchild^ who came to
-^ Stratford, Conn., in 1638.

1. Grandfather, Thomas Fairchild, born in England . Died

December 14*^ 1670. Grandmother, (Seabrook) Fairchild, born

in England . "It is not known when she died but her last child was

born in 1653."

2. Grandfather, Samuel Fairchild, born in Stratford, Conn., August
31^*, 1640. Died ^ — , 1704 (?). Grandmother, Mary (Wheeler) Fair-
child, born in Stratford, Conn., September 13*^ 1655. Died .

3. Grandfather, Samuel Fairchild, born in Stratford, Conn., ,

1683. Died . Grandmother, Ruth (Beach) Fairchild, born in Strat-
ford, Conn., , 1685 (?). Died January 30*, 1722.

4. Grandfather, Samuel Fairchild, born in Stratford, Conn., February

3'''^, 1710. Died , 1790. Grandmother, Mary (Curtiss) Fairchild,

born in Stratford, Conn., , 1719. Died , 1783.

5. Grandfather, John Curtiss Fairchild, born in Stratford, Conn., Feb-
ruary — ,1745-6. Died • Grandmother, Elizabeth (Burch) Fairchild,

born in Stratford, Conn., , 1751. Died , 1804, aged 53.

6. Grandfather, John WiUiam Avery', bom in Rye, N. Y., May 24*^,

1767. Died in New York , 1799. Grandmother, Sarah (Fairchild)

Avery, born in Stratford, Conn., February 28*^ 1773. Died in New York,
May 6*^, 1837. Avery Family, p. 48.

7. Grandfather, Samuel Putnam Avery, born in New York January
i^*, 1797. Died in New York July 24*^, 1832. Grandmother, Hannah
Anne (Parke) Avery, born in New York April 24*'^, 1804. Died in Jersey
City, N. J., June 26*\ 1888. Parke Family, p. 107,

8. Father, Samuel Putnam Avery, born in New York March 17*^
1822. Died in New York August II*^ 1904. Mother, Mary Ann
(Ogden) Avery, born in New York December i^*, 1825. Died in Hart-
ford, Conn., April 29*^, 191 1.

9. Samuel Putnam Avery was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., October 7*'',



of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Westerly,

Rhode Island

Richard Park^ i6j^


For the following record of the Park Family in America, see:

Avery Family in America, Dedham Branch.

Barry's History of Framingham, Massachusetts.

Bond's Genealogies and History of IVatertown, Massachusetts.

Connecticut in the Revolution.

Denison's Westerly and its Witnesses.

Drake's Dictionary of American Biography.

Drake's History of Newton, Massachusetts.

Genealogy of the Cornell Family.

Genealogy of the Stantons.

General Register, Society of Colonial Wars, 1 899-1902.

Jackson's History of Newton, Massachusetts.

Mackenzie's Colonial Families, U. S. A. Vol. VI.

Narragansett Historical Register.

National Cyclopaedia of American History.

New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, October, 1904.

Paige's History of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Parke and Parks of Massachusetts.

Prominent Families of New York, 1898.

Records of the Colony of Rhode Island.

Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of New England.

Some Account of the Park Family.

The Mayflower Descendants. Vol. III. *

Vital Records of Westerly, Rhode Island.

Westerly Church Records, 1751.

Year Book, Sons of the Revolution, 1909.



"Gules on a pale argent three buchs heards cabossed of the field, is
borne by the name of Parke and was confirmed to Tho. Parke of Wisbeach
in the Isle of Ely in Cambridgeshire by Sir Willm Segar, Garter King at
Arms 1618."

Guillims Display of Heraldry.


Thomas de Park or Parco, Lord ,

of Grimsby temp. King John

William de Park of Park, co. Glou
& Grimsby



nee eldest

Alicia second

daur & coheir daur & coheir

From Baker's History of Northamptonshire.

Richard del Parke held the manor of Coldpike ,

Hill by the Knights service 14 Inquisition P. M.

Aleanora youngest
daur & coheir

r ~~~

Gerard Parke son & heir
aged 21 in 141 1. ob. s. p.

Edward Parke held the — ,
manor & tenements & 100
acres which his father
acquired of Ralph Neville.
Inq. P. M. 1468.

1 ;

Isabella Parke married . . . Walher.

From Jurhis History of Durham.



"D ICHARD PARKS born in England about 1602, sailed from
London in the ship Defence, August lo*^ 1635, and arrived
at Boston October 3'*^, 1635, bringing with him his wife Margery
and four children.

The "Original Lists," edited by John Camden Hotten, under
"Register of the names of all y« Pasinger w"^ Passed from y« Port
of London for on whole yeare Endinge at X""*^ 1635 ", page 105,
has the following:

Xjo die Julij 1635

Theis vnder written names are to be transported to New England im-
barqued in the Defence of Lndon Edward Bostock Mr p Certificate of
his Conformitie in Religion & that he is no Subsedy man.
A miller Richard Perk 33 1
Margery Perk 40 I
IsABELL Perk 7 [ ^^""^^
Elizabeth Perk 4 J

Parke and Parks of Massachusetts, p. 25.

There were also two sons, Richard and Thomas, although
their names do not appear on the passenger list. "After Sep-
tember i^*, 1656," Richard Park^ married, second, Sarah, daughter
of William and Jane Collier,* of Duxbury, Mass., widow of Love
Brewster, of the same place. He died 1665 (?). His will is dated
July la*'*, 1665, and the inventory August 19*^, 1665. There is
no record of the death of the first wife, Margery. The second
wife died April 26*S 1691.


I Richards born in England, probably before 1628. Married, Mary ( ?).
On October 14*'*, 1678, Richard Park, of Cambridge, planter, and his

* See Nathaniel WarrenS page 128.


wife Mary, conveyed to Joseph Wilson " all that tract of land on which I
have erected my now dwelling house," etc. As shown in the Cambridge
Proprietors' Records of 1642, this is the property which Richard Park^
owned at that time. They had two children. Parke and Parks of Massa-
chusetts, pp. 31-34.

II Thomas^, born in England, 1628-9. Married, December i^*, 1653,
Abigail Dix, of Watertown, born May 21^*, 1637. He died August n***,
1690. She died February 3'''^, 1691. They had nine children. See

III Isabella born about 1625, in England. Married Francis Whit-
more, of England, born 1625. She died March 31^*, 1665. He died
October 12*^^, 1685. They had seven children. Whitmore Genealogy,

IV Elizabeth^ born 1631, in England. Married Edward Winship, of
Cambridge. She died September 19*^ 1690. They had children.

Richard Park* settled in Cambridge, Mass., in 1635. He was
a proprietor at Cambridge Farms (Lexington), in 1642, His
house was near the commons in Cambridge. In a division of
lands in 1647, he had eleven acres in Cambridge Village, bounded
west on Mr. Edward Jackson's land, and the highway to Dedham
was laid out through it in 1648. The very ancient dwelling house
which was pulled down about 1800 was supposed to have been
built by him. It stood within a few feet of the spot now occupied
by the Eliot church. Previous to 1652, he owned a large tract of
land in the N. W. part of the village bounded west by the Fuller
Farm, North by Charles River, East by the Dummer Farm and
South and East by the Mahew Farm. It contained 600 acres
which he probably bought of Pastor Shepard or his heirs. By
his will dated Dec. 5, 1665, witnessed by Elder Wiswall and Hugh
Mason, he bequeathed to his only son Thomas all his houses and
lands, after the death of his wife Sarah. By his inventory dated
19, 8, 1665, taken by John Sherman and John Spring, the dwelling
house, barn, out houses and 600 acres of land adjoining, whereof
20 acres is broken up, is appraised at £660 and 29 acres elsewhere
at £100. The whole amount of the inventory was £972. In
1657 he was one of a committee, with Edward Jackson, John
Jackson, and Samuel Hyde, to lay out and settle highways in the
village. During the contest between the village and Cambridge,
to be set off, he sent a petition to the Court in 1661 praying to

retain his connection with the Cambridge church. All his prop-
erty except 600 acres and buildings was equally divided between
his two daughters.

"The situation of the large Park Farm in Newton, in relation
to Watertown, accounts for the numerous alliances between the
descendants of Richard Park and Watertown families. The farm
of Richard Park was contiguous to the small parcel of land be-
longing to Watertown, on the South side of the Charles River
and it is probable that his residence was at an early date within
the bounds of Watertown. . . .

"The early settlers of Newton, properly so called, numbered
only twenty, or at most twenty-two. Among them were Jack-
son, Fuller, Hyde, Park, Ward, Wiswall, Prentice and Trow-
bridge. The men bearing these names exercised a leading in-
fluence in all the affairs of the town. By their prudence, piety,
enterprise and patriotism and virtue, they impressed upon the
town a character which it is still proud to maintain. Richard
Park came to Newton from Cambridge in 1647. He died there
in 1665. He owned a large tract of land in the village. By his
will, he bequeathed to his only son Thomas this tract of land
with the houses thereon, after the death of his wife Sarah, who,
in 1665, moved to Duxbury, Mass.* His son Thomas married
Abigail Dix of Watertown 1653 and they had five sons and four
daughters, among whom this tract of land was divided in 1694,
(Thomas having deceased) and the contents were then about 800
acres, Thomas having added by purchase 200 acres and built a
corn mill upon the Charles River, near where the dam now is in
the North village.

"Near the spot where the Meeting House of the First Church
originally stood, a marble pillar was erected September i, 1852,
with appropriate inscriptions on the four faces, in commem.oration
of the first inhabitants of the town and recording their names. On
the West side, the name of Richard Park 1647-1665, appears."

* The following entry will be found in the First Book of the Plymouth First
Church Records, Part III, p. 22. The page is dated 1691 and under the heading,
"Members dyed," is the record: "Mrs Sarah Parke, widow, April 26*^, in her 76*^
yeare." Mayflower Descendants, Vol. Ill, p. 192.


^HOMAS PARKS only son of Richard ParkS was born in
-■- England 1628 or 1629. Married, December i^S 1653, Abigail
Dix, daughter of Edward and Jane Dix, of Watertown. He died
August 11*^ 1689. She died February 3*^^ 1691.


I Thomas', born November 2"^, 1654, in Cambridge. Died August
28*^ I 68 I.

n John', born September 6*\ 1656, in Cambridge. Married, April
5*^ 1694, Elizabeth Miller, of Watertown. He died March 21^*, 1717-8.
They had seven children. See forward.

III Abigail, born March 'i^^, 1658, in Cambridge. Married, December
9**^, 1679, John Fiske, of Watertown, born November 20*^, 1655. He
died January 6^^, 171 8. They had eight children. Pierce's Fiske Geneal-
ogy, p. 91-

IV Edward', born April 8*^ 1661. Married, March ^3*^ 1694-5,
Martha Fiske, of Newton, born January 12*'', 1670-1. He died March
I'*, 1745. They had four children.

V Richard', born December 21^*, 1663, in Newton. Married Sarah
King, of Cambridge Farms. He died February i^*, 1737-8. She died
May i6*S 1727. They had four children.

VI Sarah', born January 21^*, 1666, in Newton. Married, August
4*^ 1686, John Knapp, Jr., of Newton, born May 4*^ 1661. She died in
1727. He died in 1733. They had two children.

VII Rebecca', born April 13*^ 1668, in Watertown. Married, ,

1685-6, John Sanger, of Watertown, born September 6***, 1657. Died
January, 1705. They had six children. Genealogies and History of Water-
town, Massachusetts, Vol. I, p. 422.

VIII Jonathan', born August 27*^ 1670, in Watertown. Married,
March 18*^ 1689, Anna Spring, of Watertown, born September 21^*,
1671. He died January 23"''^, 1718-9. She died April 27*^, 1691. Gene-
alogies and History of Watertown, Massachusetts, Vol. I, p. 385.

IX Elizabeth', born July 28*^ 1679, in Newton. Married, , 1698,

John Holland, of Watertown, born April 7***, 1674. They had eleven





From photograph taken in 1918

"Thomas Park^ settled upon the 600 acres left him by his father and
his home was near the Bemis Mills on the south side of the Charles River.
The inventory of his estate was dated September 30*^ 1690, and was
witnessed by William Bond, Isaac WiUiams and Nathan Fiske. The
estate was divided among his heirs, October 3^^, 1691, and finally settled,
March 12*^ 1693.



TOHN PARK3, second son of Thomas Park^ and Abigail (Dix)
*^ Park, was born in Newton September 6*S 1656. Married,
second, April 5*^ 1694, Elizabeth Miller, of Watertown. He died
March 21^*, 1718.


I Elizabeths born February 24*^*, 1695. Died young.

II John*, born December 20*^, 1696, in Newton. Married, July 14*^,
1720, Abigail Lawrence, of Newton. He died May 21^*, 1747. Her will
is dated January 3'''^, 1757. They had six children.

III Solomons born October i6*^ 1699, in Newton. Married, June
21"*, 1722, Lydia Lawrence, of Newton. He died January 3'''^, 1754.
They had seven children.

IV Elizabeths born February 27*^ 1701, in Newton. Married,
November 30**^, 1720, Joseph Morse, of Newton, born August 19*^, 1693.

V Abigails born April 20*^, 1702, in Newton. Married, June i6*^
1724, Nathaniel Whittemore.

VI Josephs born March I2*^ 1705, in Newton. Married, June I5*\
1732, Abigail Greene, of Newton, born 1704. He died March i^S 1777.
She died October 19*'', 1772. They had nine children. See forward.

VII MaryS born March I7*^ 1708, in Newton. Married, July 13 *^
1727, Isaac Sanger.

The inventory of John Park's estate is dated April 9*^, 171 8,
and was witnessed by Jonathan Fuller, Jeremiah Fuller, and
John Greenwood. In the distribution of his estate. May i8*S
1720, are mentioned his wife Elizabeth and six children, — John,
Solomon, Elizabeth, Abigail, Joseph, and Mary. His wife ad-
ministered the estate. He was a distinguished soldier in the
Colonial Wars and was severely wounded at the battle of North-
field, November 20*^ 1675, — "In the elbow joint and the bone
broken," etc. His petition says it was in the fight in which Cap-
tain Beers was killed. He remained at Hadley till Major Apple-
ton's march home, November 24**". Bodges' Soldiers in King
Phillips' War, pp. 132-149.


^ s


TOSEPH PARK^ third son of John Park^ and Elizabeth
*^ (Miller) Park, was born in Newton March I2*\ 1705. Mar-
ried, June I5*\ 1732, Abigail Greene, of Newton, born 1704. He
died March i«*, 1777. She died October I9*^ 1772.


I Jonathan Greene^ born October 30*% 1733, in Westerly, R. I.

II Benjamin^ born November l^S 1735, in Westerly. Married, De-
cember 4*\ 1757, Hannah Stanton York, of Westerly, born June i^*, 1739.
He died June I7*^ 1775. She died December — , 1800. They had nine
children. See forward.

III Joseph^ born in Westerly, November i**, 1735.

IV Thomas^ born in Westerly, , 1738.

V Anne\ born in Westerly, , 1739. Married, September 7*S 1758,

Peleg Pendleton, of Stonington, Conn., born July 9*^, 1733. She died
March 20*'', 1817. He died July I0*^ i8io. They had eleven children.
History of Stonington, p. 532.

VI John Parks born in Westerly, , 1742. Married, November 4*'',

1772, Abigail Chapman, of Charlestown, R. I. He died in Searsport,
Maine, i8i2. She died March 4*^ 1790. They had nine children.

VII HenryS born in Westerly, , 1744.

VIII SamueP, born in Westerly, , 1747. Died September 29*'',


IX MaryS bom in Westerly, , 1749.

Joseph Parks third son of John Park^ and Elizabeth (Miller)
Park, was borri in Newton, Mass., March I2*^ 1705. After his
graduation at Harvard College in 1720, with the degree of B.A.,
subsequently receiving the degree of M.A. in 1724, he studied
for the ministry, was ordained in 1730, and moved to Westerly,
R. I., in 1732, to which place he was appointed missionary to the
Indians and such English as would attend. He entered his new

field of labor in 1733, occupying a meeting-house on a lot of land
given by George Ninegret, chief sachem of the Indians. The lot
comprised twenty acres and was situated near the post-road in
the eastern part of the present town. His congregation came
from Westerly, Charlestown, and Narragansett. This occurred
in 1733, before the division of the town of Westerly. Rev. Mr.
Park took up his residence near the center of the town (now in
Charlestown near the boundary Hne), as being the best location
near the tribe for whose benefit he was sent. His house was on
an elevation near the road, north side, and the meeting-house in
which he officiated was not far distant.

At the time of Rev. Mr. Park's arrival the white inhabitants
attended the Sabbatarian Church, but probably that house of
worship was not large enough to accommodate but a part of the
population — for he said "I found a comfortable appearance of
humanity and courtesy among the people — but as I learned,
only one House of Prayer in two large towns, that held hundreds
of families. Few possessed the faith of God's operations on the
heart, or the true doctrine of grace."

But the Indians were not so easily influenced for good as the
Plymouth settlers imagined. Their ancient chieftain Ninigret
had forbidden Christians dealing with or preaching to his people,
until the effect of their doctrine was visible on the white people.
His will was so strictly followed that after a residence of nine
years not a solitary Narragansett was a member of Rev. Mr.
Park's church — yet at that time he had a respectable congrega-
tion of EngUsh and natives.

But having labored nine years, in 1742 a great revival sprung
up among the English; and fourteen members were added to his
church. This was succeeded by a great inquiry among the In-
dians, many of whom joined the church.

Early in the year 1751 there was, apparently, a division of
sentiment in Mr. Park's congregation, because on May 2g^^ he
removed and settled at Mattatuck, near Southfield, L. I., where
he labored until 1756, when he returned to Westerly, and was
formally settled again, May 23'*^, 1759. This church established

a Sabbath school * thirty years before the experiment by Robert
Raikes in England, and Mr. Park was its first pastor.

The following letter was written and sent to Mrs. Park, after
she had moved to Mattatuck:

Westerly, March ye i6th.

Dear Madam: I can truly say you have been the truest and best
friend to me, and I believe to all the church you have discharged ye cov-
enant vows and obligations. You have been a great means of strength-
ening my hope, and conveying light to me. It has been an admiration
to be able to see you sell all that was near and dear to you for Christ's
sake, and ye unfeigned love that truly and plainly appears in you toward
the brethren since our dismission from the church of Christ. Dismissing
their Pastor in striving and laboring hard against flesh, and keeping the
gospel in ye faith and order of it, in this place or rather to have settled
here. Dear Madam, Time would fail me to recount all the good deeds
ye have done but now blessed be God who hath given me light — for
now I can feel imperfectly that passage of Scripture where the woman
poured rich ointment upon our Lord Jesus Christ and the Lord said
"trouble not ye woman, for wherever the Gospel is preached throughout
ye whole world, this that she hath done shall be spoken for a memorial
of her." So it shall be of you.

Dear Madam — gratitude demands more than this from me. It being
greatly to ye glory of God for ye work is the Lords and where God is not
acknowledged in His work he is robbed of His glory. Begging an interest
in your prayers with unfeigned love to you and yours, I remain your
humble and affectionate brother and servant.

Christopher Sugar, Clerk.
March ye i6th 1752.

Extract from the Westerly Church records.

Jn those days the magistracy was considered to be an awful
power — to be expected that all men should bow to its behests
without complaint. But Rev. Mr. Park in his stern integrity
supposed the law of God to be superior to that of man, and in one
instance in particular cast himself upon that higher law, when
the laws of man were administered in opposition to it, in his

* See "Yale Lectures on the Sunday School," by Henry Clay Trumbull. John
Wesley, minister to Savannah, Ga., 1736-37, was founder of the Sunday School of
Christ Church at that place.


A sermon written by him and published in 1761 is preceded
by a narration of the causes which led to the publication. He

"Sometime in the winter of 1759 it pleased God to visit the
town of Westerly with his sore judgment the small pox, brought
from New York by some boat men. The authority pressed the
widow Lambert, to nurse the sick; she was by birth an EngHsh
woman, had lived several years in the town, employed by some of
the principal inhabitants of the town to school-mistress for their
children to good acceptance, and by her industry had something
considerable. The persons whom she assisted to nurse died and
she was ordered to be cleansed, and sent home, which was done!
A maid where she was boarding caught the disease, and a woman
pressed to take care of her, Ann Chroucher by name, carried it to
another family. Being complained of, she had nearly perished
for want of a place to live not belonging to the town — but was
finally received at Deacon Gavitts." A terrible clamor was
raised against her and when she appeared in court no one under-
took her defense until Rev. Mr. Park kindly attempted to assist
her. For this he was sharply rebuked by the justice for his in-
terference. He took the woman to his house until he could suc-
ceed in mitigating the sentence passed upon her by the justice.

His efforts were of no avail — and he then refused compliance
with their judgment as contrary to law. In his narration he says:

"As I privately did testify against such things — that they
would bring down the heavy judgment of God, I thought it my
duty also to give public warning; and accordingly on next Lord's
day, I preached a sermon, Jeremiah 5th Chapter: 9th verse —
Shall I not visit for these things saith the Lord, and shall not my
soul be avenged on such a nation as this? "

In the sermon he says: "I have told you, and it is the truth of
God, that nothing short of sincere repentance, faith unfeigned
and new obedience will help to prevent our ruin. I am sure if we
go on in the course we generally do, distinction and misery are in
our way — I know not a law of God or a word of his grace, but is
trampled under foot, broken, and despised by one or another.
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Will God bear long with these things? Surely not, or if he does,
has he done it already, and will he always bear with it? "

This sermon was preached in the Presbyterian meeting-house
in Westerly, R. I., upon the twenty-fourth day of February,
1760, by Rev. Joseph Park, M.A., Minister of the Word of God.

The following inscriptions are from old gravestones in the old
graveyard on the north side of the post-road just out of Westerly
going to Charlestown, a few rods east of the residence of Christo-
pher Rathbun, near where the shore road enters the post-road.
The meeting-house or church is now gone.



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