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from Royalton, Vt., to Potsdam, N. Y., in 1811, where the remainder
of his life was spent. He was therefore one of the very earliest
settlers of this point of St. Lawrence Co., and the community has
known but few men who were from character and habits better fitted
to encounter the hardships of a new settlement than was he. Untir-
ing industry, indomitable perseverance, and strict moral integrity
may be said to have been his ruling characteristics. He took up
and subdued one of the largest farms in town and left a very comfort-
able estate to his family after him. He was highly respected and
beloved by all who knew him, as a man of business he was honest
and industrious, as a husband and father uniformly kind, as a neigh-
bor always helpful and obliging. His funeral was attended by a
very large concourse of mourning friends and neighbors, and by the
Racket River Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, No. 213, of
which the deceased had been a highly respected member from 1813
to the day of his death. May the example of his great industry, his
honest and useful life be followed by those who survive him."

Their children were :

310. Albert Parker, b. Oct. 19, 1S23 ; m. Turner.

Anna Eliza Parker, b. May 29, 1S26; d. Aug. 8, 1829.
Louis Parker, b. May 29, 1831 ; d. Aug. 7, 1861.

140. Martha Parker (Levi,^ Joseph,^ Josiah,^ John,^
Hananiah,^ Thomas'^), dau. of Levi and Mary (Lyon) Parker,
was b. in Hubbardston, Nov. 19, 1788; m. 1812, Shubael
Crandall, b. in Preston, Conn., Dec. 28, 1785. He moved
with his father's family to Royalton, Vt. They removed to
Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., in 181 7, where he pur-
chased land in the then almost unbroken wilderness on which
he resided until his death. He early became a member of
the Presbyterian Church and was a sincere believer in the
teachings of Jesus Christ until the close of his long life. He
d. in Pierrepont, June 9, 1877, in the 92nd year of his age.

They had four children, who are all dead :

1. George Crandall; m. and had a dau. Ellen, now Ellen


2. Elizabeth Parker Crandall.


141. Aaron Parker (Levi,^ Josef h.^^ Josiah,'^ John.^
Hananiah,'^ Thomas"^), son of Levi and Mary (Lyon) Parker,
was b. in Hubbardston, Feb. 20, 1791 ; removed with family
to Royalton, Vt. ; m. in Howard, Steuben Co., N. Y.

Their children were :
Samuel Parker; m. and had son Aaron, who is supposed to be

living somewhere in the west.
Abijah Parker ( ?) .
Martha Parker ( .?).

142. Anna Parker (Levt,^ Joseph,^ Jostah,^ Jokn,^
Hanamah,^ Thomas^), dau. of Levi and Mary (Lyon) Parker,
was b. in Royalton, Vt., April 13, 1801 ; m. June 15, 1823,
David Paige, b. April 19, 1796, son of Pierce and Anna
(Durfee) Paige. They lived in Royalton, Vt, ; removed to
Downer's Grove, 111. He was a clothier and farmer. He d.
June 26, 1864. She d. June 8, 1879.

Their children were :

1. Edwin Paige, b. and d. April 3, 1824.

2. Gardner Paige, b. in Royalton, Vt., July 17, 1826; m. at

Downer's Grove, 111., June 17, 1852, Annis Weed Gilbert, b. in
Castile, Wyoming Co., N. Y., April 27, 1828, dau. of Medad
Parsons and Hannah (Hill) Gilbert. He was a farmer and
for a time storekeeper. In Downer's Grove, 111., he was police
magistrate, assessor, collector of taxes and notary public. He
d. in Downer's Grove, March 24, 1889. Children :
I. Martha Virginia Paige, b. in Downer's Grove, 111.,
Sept. 16, 1854; '""• Miller. Children:

1. Paige Miller, b. June 28, 1880.

2. Clyde Orton Miller, b. March i, 1883.

3. Gertrude Rose Miller, b. July 8, 1886.

4. George Samuel Miller, b. Feb. 9, 1889.

II. Rose A. Paige, b. in Wheaton, 111., Nov. 28, 1856;
resides at Downer's Grove, 111.

III. Hannah G. Paige, b. in Downer's Grove, 111., May 29,

i860; d. Dec. 13, 1865.

IV. Alzina J. Paige, b. in Downer's Grove, 111., Sept. 4,

1865 ; d. Nov. 19, 1865.
v. Gertrude M. Paige, b. in Downer's Grove, 111., May 2,
i868; m. Aunable(?).

3. Mary Alzina Paige, b. April 25, 1829 ; m. in Downer's Grove,


111., Feb. 22, 1849, Washington Burdett Pratt, son of David
and Electa (Alexander) Pratt. He was b. in Homer, N. Y.,
Sept. 24, 1827 ; d. in Durham, Butte Co., Cal., Dec. 25, 1879.
He was a farmer and miller. She d. in Downer's Grove, 111.,
March 4, 1856. Children :
I. Ellen Josephine Pratt, b. in Grundy Co., 111., March

I, 1850; m. Charles Clibourn. They reside in Decatur,

II. Eugene Franklin Pratt, b. in Downer's Grove, 111.,

June 23, 1851. He is m. and resides in Calistoga, Cal.
III. Daughter, unnamed, b. and d. March, 1856.

143. Isaac Parker (Levi,^ Joseph,^ Jostak,^ John,^
Hananiah,^ Thomas^), son of Levi and Mary (Lyon) Parker,
was b. in Royalton, Vt., Dec. i, 1806. He early removed to
Ohio, where he lived 11 years. He m. in Cuyahoga Falls,
Summit Co., O., Mary Linsted, then of Harrington, Mass.
She was b. in Woodbridge, Suffolkshire, England, and came
at four years of age with her parents from England and settled
in Barrington, Mass. They removed to Chicago, TIL, where
Isaac Parker still resides (1890) in the eighty-fourth year of
his age. He was the youngest in the family of Levi Parker
and is the only surviving child.

Their child was :
311. Lucy Ann Parker, b. Dec. 17, 1838 ; m. Shubael Crandall.

144. Eunice Parker (Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Josiah,^ John,i
Hananiah^^ Thomas^), dau. of Joseph, Jr. and Polly (Fisk)
Parker, was b. in Weston, Aug. 13, 1792; m. in Weston,
March 19, 1814, Cyrus Pratt, b in Needham, Feb. 26, 1790,
the sixth of the nine children of Deacon Samuel and Hepzibah
Pratt of Needham. She d. in Needham, Aug. 16, 1834, aged
42. The family lived in Needham, where he was a farmer,
but the town records fail to show the births of the children,
who soon removed from town. He d. Sunday, March 26,
1871, a. 81.

Their children were :

1. Samuel Pratt, who d. young.

2. Samuel Pratt, b. 1818 ; d. Oct. 15, 1890. He was a nail

manufacturer in Wareham.


3. Joseph Pratt, b. 1822 ; d. from an accident in Duncannon, Pa.

4. Isaac Parker Pratt, b. July 2, 1824 ; m, Feb. i, 1846, Sophia

Bird, b. in Chambly, Lower Canada, Nov. 8, 1828, dau. of
Esther Bird. She d. in Brockton, Oct. 25, 1890. He resides
in Brockton. Children :
I. RoswELL Henry Pratt, b. in Bellingham, March 27,

1847 ; m. June 17, 1874, Ann J. Henry of Rockport, Me.
II. Herbert Alton Pratt, b. in Bellingham, July 26,

1859; d. Dec. 29, 1864.
III. Frank Parker Pratt, b. in Bellingham, Dec. i, 1850 ; m.

in Brockton, June 3, 1874, Mary Ada Cobb of Brockton.

5. Eunice Pratt, b. 1826 ; m. Roswell Watkins. They lived in

Boston. She survives and resides with her son-in-law in

Wollaston. Children :

I. Lucinda Watkins ; m. William Plummer and lived in

II. Etta Watkins ; m. Fred Libby. They lived in Cam-
bridge. They are both deceased.
There were several children who d. young.

6. Edwin Pratt, b. in Needham, Aug. 5, 1828 ; m. July 22, i860,

Caroline Patience Williams, b. March 7, 1840, dau. of Nathan
A. and Esther B. (Haradon) Williams. He is a mental physi-
cian in Boston. Child :

I. Grace L. Pratt, b. Sept. 25, 1870; m. Feb. 10, 1891,
Henry Jenkins of Maiden.

7. William Henry Pratt, b. 1831 ; d. Oct. 27, 1845, aged 14.

145. Sophia Parker (Joseph,^ Joseph, ^ Josiak,^ John,^
Hananiah,^ Thomas^), dau. of Joseph, Jr. and Polly (Fisk)
Parker, was b. in Weston, Oct. 6, 1796; m. at Shrewsbury,
Dec. 4, 1817, Montgomery Haven, son of Samuel Haven, Jr.,
of Shrewsbury. She m. (2) in Waltham, Oct., 1832, Asa
Luce, Jr., b. in Livermore Falls, Me., 1802, son of Asa and
Hephzebeth (Weston) Luce. Asa Luce, senior, was proba-
bly a native of New Bedford, where his uncles were whalers,
and his wife was a native of Weymouth. Asa Luce, Jr., with
wife Sophia Parker settled in Livermore Falls, Me.

Their children, all b. in Livermore Falls, were :

I. Fannie Valentine Luce, b. Sept. 9, 1834 ; m. John Kennison
of Jay, Me. They lived in Maine. She is deceased. He
resides in Jay, Me. Children :


I. Laura Kennison ; m. and resides in Livermore Falls, Me.
II. Eliza Kennison ; m. and resides in Livermore Falls, Me.

2. Charles Demetrias Luce, b. Dec. 23, 1835 ; m. Dec. 24,

1867, Joa Oakes Bruce, b. in Waltham, Aug. 10, 1844, dau.
of Hiram and Hannah L. Bruce of Waltham. They reside in
Waltham. He enlisted in Waltham in Co. H, i6th Mass.,
June 29, 1861, and was discharged Nov. 24, 1862. He was
in Hooker's Division, Hentzleman's Corps, and was in the
battles of Big Bethel, Fair Oaks, White Oak Swamp, Glen-
dale, Malvern Hill, Second Bull Run and Chancellorsville.

3. Henry Bernard Luce, b. June 10, 1837; m. Flavilla Emory,

dau. of Rev. Emory of Auburn, Me. He d. Oct. 11,

1872, and she resides in Auburn, Me. He enlisted with his
brother Charles D. Luce, and after his time expired he re-
enlisted and served all through the war to its close. He was
in all the battles in which his brother took part and in all which
the Army of the Potomac were in afterwards. He was fifer for
Hentzleman's Corps, and after re-enlisting was messenger of
Gen. Sickles' stafi'. Child :
I. Lillian Emory Luce, b. June 18, 1871.

4. Laura Haven Luce, b. April 15, 1839; m. Myron Breuuer,

son of Dr. Breuuer of Wilbraham. They have an adopted son
Luther Breuuer.

5. Sullivan Cooper Luce, b. Oct., 1841 ; enlisted in 1861 from

Lewiston, Me., in Battery C. He was in all the battles of the
Army of the Potomac up to the time when he was killed in
the second day's fighting of the Battle of Gettysburg.

146. Isaac Parker (Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Josiah,'^ John,^
Hananiah,^ Thomas^), son of Joseph* and Mary (Fisk) Parker,
was b. in Watertown, July 19, 1802 ; m. in Waltham, April
16, 1826, Lucy Dunsmore, b. in Lunenburg, March- 13, 1807,
dau. of Isaac and Lucy (Butterfield) Dunsmore of Lunenburg.
Her father soon d. and when aged three she went to live with
her grandfather, Enoch Cook of Westford, a Revolutionary

*The children of Joseph Parker, pages 161 and 162, as there found, are
copied from Mrs. Joseph Parker's family Bible, which is in the possession of
Isaac Parker's widow. Heading the list of children are three statements, to
wit :

"Joseph Parker was born at Lexington, Oct. 4, 1767.

" Mary Fisk, wife of Joseph Parker, was b. at Weston, March 6, 1771.

" Mrs. Joseph Parker's Bible."



Isaac Parker of Waltham.


veteran. She came to Waltham when 13 and has lived in
sight ot' the bleachery at E. Waltham ever since. Isaac
Parker came to Waltham when 19, in the year 182 1. He
was foreman of the packing and pressing at the bleachery, but
he finally chose out-door work as more congenial and became
a farmer. After his marriage he built the house in which
his widow survives him. It stands at the corner of Willow
and River Streets. He was a quiet, industrious man, fond of
reading, and one of the earliest supporters of the town library.
He gave a part of his farm to the town for the extension of
River Street. He also owned the land situated between Gore
Street and the Charles River, a part of which he gave to the
Fitchburg R. R. Co. for the railroad there. He was a mem-
ber of the Watertown Literary Organization which joined the
Rumford Institute in Waltham. He was a very prominent and
active member of that institute and for years took a very lively
interest in its work.

Isaac Parker was a firm and unflinching believer in Masonry.
In 1828 he took his Masonic degrees and was soon elected
master. He was master of the Monitor Lodge 11 years, from
Jan., 1847, to Nov., 1858, which is about three times as long
as the administration of any other master of the lodge, and
he was distinguished as the first master of Monitor Lodge who
was ever presented with a past master's jewel. The lodge
which bears his name was so named in honor to him — The
Isaac Parker Lodge of Waltham. He was a man of the most
unwavering integrity ; his word was as good as his bond. He
was wholly unostentatious, and he was a man of deep sense,
sound learning and good judgment. He d. in Waltham, Oct.
I, 1875. His widow survives.

All the children were b. in Waltham :

312. Mary Hammond Parker, b. March 4, 1827 ; m. Shubael

313. Isaac Parker, Jr., b. March 4, 1829; m. Lydia Greenleaf

George Parker, b. March 23, 1831 ; d. Nov. 20, 1832.

314. George Endicott Parker, b. Feb. 4, 1834.
Bernard Parker, b. Feb. 12, and d. May 5, 1S36.

Charles Bernard Parker, b. July 17, 1838; d. Dec. 31, 1839.


315. Lowell Parker, b. April 24, 1840.
Joseph Parker, b. Feb. 3, and d. March 9, 1842.

Lucy Caroline Parker, b. Oct. 3, 1843 ; d. July 27, 1845.

316. Lucy Caroline Parker, b. June 9, 1846; m. Sept. 11,
1871, Warner W. Carpenter.

147. Cynthia* Parker ( Josef h,^ Josef h,^ Josiah,^
John,T> 'nanafiiah,^ Thomas^), dau. of Joseph, Jr. and Polly
(Fisk) Parker, was b. in Weston, Jan. 15, 1810; m. in Wal-
tham, Dec. 3, 1836, David M. Batherrick, son of Timothy
Batherrick of Westborough. They lived first in Waltham but
soon removed to Weston. She d. in Weston, July 5, 1850.

Their children were :

1. Adaline Batherrick, b. 1837; d. in Weston, July 16, 1850,

2. Elizabeth Batherrick ; d. in Boston, aged about 20, unm.

148 Chloe Parker (Elisha,^ Joseph.^ Josiah,^ John,^
Hananiah^ Thomas^), dau. of Elisha and Jerusha (Went-
worth) Parker, was b. in Weston, March 7, 1801 ; m. m
Weston, April 20, 1823, Caleb Carr, b. July, i797, son of
Calebs Carr of Easton, son of Eseck4. She d. in No. Easton,
Dec 10, 1882. She was an energetic and capable woman,
and possessed rugged health until impaired by age. He was
employed for 50 years by the Ames Shovel Co., N. Easton,
Mass., and he d. March 28, 1887.

Their children were :
I ToHN H. Carr, b. April 9, 1824; m. (i) Mary Stoddard of
Stoughton; she d. 1849, and he m. (2) Emily E. Willis of
Easton, who d. July 17, 1889, and he m. (3) Sept. 21, 1889,
Harriet N. Dow of Harwich. He is assistant foreman m the
Ames Shovel Co., and resides in N. Easton. Children :
I. Lewis Carr, b. Nov. 28, 185 1 ; d. July 28, 1852.
II. Charles Carr, b. Oct. 10, 1S53 ; d. March 4, 1854.

III. Helen Carr, b. Feb. 11, 1855 ; m. June 26, 1878, John

C Wilder of Brockton, where they reside,

IV. Frank Carr, b. Feb. 12, 1861 ; m. Nellie Whiting of

*The name is spelled ^hout the letter n in the mother's, Mrs. Joseph
Parker's, Bible.


Whitman. They and their dau. Helen May Carr reside
in Easton.
V. Caleb Carr, b. Nov. i, 1866; d. Jan. 26, 1869.

2. Eliza Carr, b. Nov. 6, 1825 ; m. Dec. 7, 1848, Hiram Williams

of Easton, son of Larned Williams. They lived in N, Easton,

where she d. Jan. 10, 1S81. He survives. Children:

I. Henry C. Williams, b. Oct. 26, 1S49 ; m. Feb. 27, 1877,

Mary H. Dunbar.
II. Edith Williams, b. Dec. 30, 1854; "^- Nov. 9, 1880,

Dr. George E. Woodbury of Brockton.

3. Martin Wales Carr, b. March 9, 1829 ; m. Dec. 22, 1858,

Lucy E. Brackett of Quincy, b. July 3, 1838. He is a jewelry
manufacturer in Boston, and resides in Somerville. Children :
I. Lewis Brackett Carr, b. in N. Attleborough, May

31, i860.
II. Eugene Parker Carr, b. in Springfield, Jan. 31, 1864.

III. Frederick Martin Carr, b. July 10, 1870.

IV. Emily Howard Carr, b. Oct. 19, 1876 ; d. March 6, 1877.
V. Helen Damon Carr, b. Jan. 27, 1880.

VI. Howard Wentworth Carr, b. Jan. 30, 1881.

4. Lewis Carr, b. Nov. 7, 1830; d. Jan. 13, 1851.

5. Jerusha Ann Carr, b, Dec. 25, 1833; "^- April 13, 1851,

George H. Hartwell of W. Bridgewater, and reside in Cam-
bridge. Children :
I. Amy Hartwell. ii. Fannie Hartwell.

6. Sarah F. Carr, b. March 25, 1836; m. (i) Oct. 5, 1854,

Hannibal Wells of Easton, who d. Nov. 30, 1854, ^^*^ ^^^^ '^*
(2) March 15, 1863, Albert T. Reed, son of Rotheus A. and
Ruhamah F. (Howard) Reed of Easton. They reside in
Whitman. Children :

I. Lillian Reed, m. iv. Charles Reed, who d.

II. Fannie Reed. v. A son, unnamed.

III. Alice Reed. vi. Jennie Reed.

7. Henry Carr, b. Feb. 11, 1838; m. Nov. i, 1863, Mary

Elizabeth White, dau. of Sanford and Mary E. White of
Easton. He is assistant foreman in the Ames Shovel Works,
N. Easton, where he resides. Children :
I. Lewis Henry Carr, b. Sept. 22, 1867.
IT. Edward Martin Carr, b. Jan. 25, 1874.

8. Lydia Carr, b. Dec. 7, 1840; m. (i) George Humphrey, (2)

William Monroe. They reside in Lynn. Their dau. was:
I. Bertie Monroe ; m. and resides in Brockton.


149. Isaac Parker (EHsha,^ Joseph,^ Josiah,'^ John,-i
Hananiah,^ Thomas^), son of Elisha and Jerusha (Went-
worth) Parker, was b. in Weston, April 23, 1803 ; removed
with his parents to Lincolnville, Me. ; removed with them to
Stoughton, Mass., about 1815 ; m. Nov. 9, 1825, by the Rev.
Mr. Hawes of S. Boston, Flavila R. Crosby, b. in Carlisle,
May 6, 1810, dau. of Rhoda Crosby. He removed (i) to
Walpole, (2) to Needham, (3) to Newton, (4) to Cambridge-
port, (5) to Stoughton, (6) to Canton, (7) in 1847 to Salem,
where he d. Dec. 3, 187 1. She survives him and lives in
Salem. He was naturally a machinist. He learned the black-
smith trade. In Cambridgeport and Stoughton he and his
brother Samuel made blind-hinges. In Salem he conducted
a shop devoted to the manufacture of curriers' knives, and in
which business he was succeeded by his son.

Their son was :
317. James Parker, b. in Stoughton, March 22, 1827 ; m. Martha
A. Haskell of Deer Isle, Me.

150. Elisha Hobbs Parker (Elisha,^ Josepk.^ Josiah,^
John^T> Hananiah,'^ Thomas^), son of Elisha and Jerusha
(Wentworth) Parker, was b. in Weston, April 17, 1805 ; re-
moved with his family to Lincolnville, Me. ; removed with
them to Stoughton, Mass. ; in Stoughton was a manufacturer
of blind-hinges and one of the Stoughton Grenadiers.* While
still a young man he removed to Connecticut and m. July i,
1830, at E. Windsor, Ct., Charlotte Skinner of S. Windsor,
Ct., dau. of Benjamin and Mary (Foster) Skinner, b. May 17,
1807. He settled in S. Windsor, Ct., where he was a boot
manufacturer. He d. in S. Windsor, Aug. 25, 1845, aged
40. She d. March 25, 1883.

The children were all b. in E. Windsor, now S. Windsor:

Mary B. Parker, b. Sept. 13, 1831 ; m. May, 1849 5 ^- -^i^&"» 1S58.
Louisa Catharine Parker, b. July 21, 1833; m. Jan. 21, 1851,

♦The Stoughton Grenadiers have long taken a prominent part in the mili-
tary social life of the town of Stoughton. Elisha H. Parker was one of the
charter members, as was also Isaac Parker. The vacancy made by Elisha was
filled by his brother Hiram Parker, who still belongs, and that caused by the
removal of Isaac Parker was filled by his brother Jonathan C. Parker, while
Charles Elbridge Parker succeeds to his father's membership.


William G. Tefft, b. in Windham, Ct., Oct. i, 1819. He is a
farmer in S. Windsor, Ct.

318. Benjamin Skinner Parker, b. Feb. 12, 1835 ; m. Julia
Wolcott of Windsor, Ct.

319. Frances Janet Parker, b. Dec. 8, 1836; m. Samuel S.

Ellen Rebecca Parker, b. Nov. 20, 1840; m. in S. Windsor,
Ct., Jan. 7, 1873, Edwin B. Ripley, b. in Blandford, Mass., son
of John and Elizabeth Ripley. He is a farmer in S. Windsor, Ct.

320. Emma Sarah Parker, b. Jan. 4, 1843 ; m. Albert K. Fuller
of Stafford, Ct.

Charlotte Maria Parker, b. Feb. i, 1845; m. July 14, 1892,
Henry Brown of Feeding Hills.

151. Rebecca* Parker (EHska,^ Josej)k,z Josiah,^
John,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), dau. of Elisha and Jerusha
(Wentworth) Parker, was b. in Lincolnville, Me., Sept. 18,
1807 ; m. Martin Wales, b. in Stoughton, Feb. 22, 1802, son
of Joshua and Betsey Wales of Stoughton. She was an at-
tractive lady, a very industrious and able woman. She was
very ingenious. She excelled in fancy work, and her cone
and shell work were also her pride. Martin Wales was a
well-to-do and influential man ; was president of the Brockton
Bank, then N. Bridgewater, and his likeness adorned their
bank-notes. He d. March 6, 1874. She d. Oct. 10, 1886.

Their children were :

1. Mary Rebecca Wales, b. June 5, 1829; m. Sept. 6, 1849,

Caleb H. Packard of Campello. They have one adopted dau.

2. Martin Wales, Jr., b. Nov. 30, 1831 ; d. March 5, 1832.

3. Martin Wales, Jr., b. March 19, 1833; m. Jan. 2, 1853,

Olive E. Wales of N. Bridgewater. He d. Dec. 17, 1864.
She resides in Boston. Children :

I. Edward Lewis Wales ; m. and resides in N. Easton.
II. Charles Lowry Wales; m. Caroline Wentworth of

Stoughton. He is a railway conductor and resides in


4. George Wales, b. Sept. 25, 1835; m. (i) Oct. 16, 1856,

Emily F. Richards of S. Weymouth; she d. Dec. 17, 1864;

♦Rebecca Parker is recorded in the list of her parents' children with the
middle initial R. But from the family papers it appears that she did not use
a middle name.


m. (2) April 5, 1869, Mary A. Richards of S. Weymouth
(niece of his first wife) . He is a shoe merchant and resides in
Stoughton. Children :

I. George Albert Wales, b. March 18, 1858.
II. Emma Frances Wales, b. May 11, 1870.

5. Seth Wales, b. Aug. 4, 1837; m. Oct. 2, 1864, Eudora

Williamson of Stoughton, where they reside. Children :
I, Seth Elva Wales, iv. Burton Wales.
II, Arthur Wales. v. Edwin Forrest Wales.

III. A dau., d. in infancy, vi. Catharine Rebecca Wales.

6. Lucy Maria Wales, b. July 3, 1839; ^^- Fisher Ames Cope-

land. Children :

I. Harry Addison Copeland ; hotel keeper. Sea Isle City,

II. Merton Fisher Copeland, who m. Caroline Packard of


7. Adelaide Frances Wales, b. Nov. 5, 1845 ; m. Jan. i, 1868,

William Neale of Readfield, Me. He is a railway conductor
and resides in Stoughton. She d. Dec. 31, 1882. Child:
I. Minnie Neale ; d. at age of eight years.

Samuel Austin Whitney Parker (see page 162),
(Elisha,^ yosej)h,^ yosiah^^ yohn,^ Hanantah,^ Thomas^), son
of Elisha and Jerusha (Wentworth) Parker, was b. in Lincoln-
ville, Me., July 25, 1810 ; removed about 1815 with his parents
to Stoughton, Mass., where he m. Priscilla Tisdale Drake,
b. in Stoughton, April 17, 1814, dau. of John and Hannah
(Morse) Drake of Stoughton. He was a natural machinist,
sharing the characteristic inventive genius of his family. He
invented among other things the dinking machine for boot
manufacturing and the turning machine. He invented, it is
said, the first machine used on a boot. He lived in Stoughton.
His widow survives him.

Samuel Parker was a large, fine looking man of six feet
two inches in height, and stood very erect. From his several
initials he was sometimes distinguished by the nickname of
"Saw" Parker.

Their children were :
Priscilla Drake Parker, b. Feb. 19, 1836; m. in Stoughton,

1856, William H. White, Jr., b. in Stoughton, 1835, son of Will-


iam H. and Annie (Erskins) White of Stoughton. They reside
in Stoughton. Children :

I. William Whitney White, b. in Stoughton, May 27, 1857.
II. Annie Priscilla White, b. in Stoughton, May 5, 1862.

Samuel Austin Whitney Parker, Jr., b, Dec. 18, 1834; m.
Hattie Wade of Brockton Heights. They reside in Stoughton.
He with George Wales carried on the boot and shoe business in
Stoughton in the Martin Wales building. He also kept the Hotel
Parker for a while. Samuel Parker was a prosperous and very
active citizen. He kept a market in Boston, when he suffered the
misfortune of paralysis, and entrusted, to his financial loss, his
large business to his help. Their son was :
I. Austin Parker, b. April, 1859; d. when a young man.

EsTELLE Inez Parker, b. May 4, 1845 ; m. 1866, Dr. W. E. C.
Swan of Stoughton, native of S. Easton. She d. March 26, 1891,
aged 45 years, 10 months, 22 days. Their son was :
I. Charles Louis Swan, b. Dec. 19, 1867 ; resides in Stoughton.

152. Hannah Parker (Eliska,^ Joseph,^ Josiah,^
yohn,^ Hananiah^^ Thomas^), dau. of Elisha and Jerusha
(Wentvvorth) Parker, was b. in Lincolnville, Me., Jan. 13,
1813 ; m. in Stoughton, John Smith of Stoughton, a native of
Portugal, b. 181 r, and came when very young to this country
with his brother Joseph C. Smith, who later settled in Cam-
bridge. John Smith was first a ship rigger in Boston, after-
ward a shoemaker in Stoughton. He d. in Raynham, 1847.
She remained a widow 14 years, when she m. (2) Eleazer
Pratt of Weymouth. She d. in We3'mouth about 1867.

The children of John and Hannah (Parker) Smith were :

I. James Elisha Smith, b. in Stoughton, June 2, 1S33 ; m. (i)
Sophia Thomes, (2) Abbie Pope, (3) Sarah Kellogg, and
resides in Athol.
The children of James and Sophia (Thomes) Smith were:
I. John Smith, b. 1S65.
II. James Smith, b. 1867.

III. Maria Smith.

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