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The children of James and Sarah (Kellogg) Smith were:

IV. Ida Eva Smith, b. 1877.

V. Alice Louisa Smith, b. Feb. i, 1879.


VI. Edna Mabel Smith, \ry. ■
VII. Flossie Smith, 3

2. Betsey Maria Antoinette Smith, b. in Randolph, Oct. 27,

1837 ; m. Frederic Russell and resides in N. Easton. Child :
I. Eveline D. Russell ; m. H, E. French and resides in

3. Joseph Creoister Smith, b. in Stoughton ; m. Bridget Maguire,

and has had :

I. Cora Smith. ii. Flora Smith.

4. Sarah Jane Smith, b. in Stoughton ; m. Janies Luther. They

have a large family of children and reside in Taunton, where
he is foreman of a locomotive factory.

5. Melissa Smith; m. John Dame. They lived in Hanover and

are both deceased. Children :
I. Alvin Dame ; resides in Hanover,
II. Emma Dame ; resides in Hanover.
The child of Eleazer and Hannah (Parker) (Smith) Pratt
was :

6. Eleazer Pratt, Jr. He is living in Weymouth.

153. Hiram Parker (Elisha,^ Joseph,^ Josiah,'> John.i
Hanamah,^ Thomas^), son of Elisha and Jerusha (Went-
worth) Parker, was b. in Stoughton, March 28, 1816 ; m.
Sept. 25, 1836, Rhody Freeman of Orleans, b. March 11,
1818, dau. of Jonathan and Eunice (Snow)[?] Freeman of
Orleans. She d. of consumption, Nov. 21, 1848, and he m.
(2) April 25, 1850, Sarah Irene Morse, b. in Roxbury, April
23, 1830, dau. of Amos and Abigail Barnet (Davenport)
Morse. He learned the trade of shoemaking. He has been
undertaker in Stoughton and sexton of the Universalist Church
in all over 30 years. He is the mail-carrier of Stoughton.

The children of Hiram and Rhody (Freeman) Parker were :
Hiram Emmons Parker, b Nov. 4, 1837 ; d. July 13, 1859.
Mary Augusta Parker, b. Dec. 4, 1840; d. Jan. 13, 1841.
Albert Parker, b. June i, 1844. He enlisted in the Civil War

for two years; was taken prisoner and d. in 1865 in Andersonville

stockade prison just before the close of the war.

The children of Hiram and Sarah I. (Morse) Parker were :
Cariella Parker, b. and d. Dec. i, 185 1.
Gertrude Parker, b. June 9, and d. July 24, 1856.


Charlotte Morse Parker, b. Aug. 28, 1858 ; d. April 3, i860.
Waldo Parker, b. May 12, and d. June 19, 1862.
Everett Parker, stillborn, May 30, 1S66.

154. Jonathan Capin Parker (Elisha,^ Jose^h,^
yosiak,'^ 'John,^^ Hananiah,- Thomas^), son of Elisha and
Jerusha (Wentworth) Parker, was b. in Stoughton, April 23,
1820 (twin brother with David M.) ; m. in Lowell, Oct. 18,
1840, Martha Ann Briggs, b. in Stoughton, Jan. 23, 1822,
dau. of Shepherd and Sally (Morris) Briggs of Stoughton.
The father, Shepherd Briggs, was a manufacturer in Stoughton
and Lowell.

Jonathan C. Parker was a natural mechanic with wood or
iron. Besides that of a woodworker and machinist he knew
also the shoemaker's trade. He lived in Stoughton all his
days. He and his brother Samuel made the first steam engine
that Samuel ever used. He conducted a machine shop in the
manufacture of edge tools. He supplied all the shoemakers
of Stoughton with knives, which were distinguished for their
quality. He had the inventive genius of his people : was an
intelligent looking, large and robust man of over 200 weight.
He d. July 8, 1886. His widow survives.

Their children were :

321. Charles Elbridge Parker, b. May 21, 1844; m. Harriet
A. Minzy of Brockton Heights.

322. Elisha Melville Parker, b. April iS, 1848; m. Caroline
Frances Coots of Stoughton.

155. David Manley Parker (Elisha,^ Joseph,^
'Josiah^^ John,^ Hananiah^^ Tkojuas^), son of Elisha and
Jerusha (Wentworth) Parker, was b. in Stoughton, April 23,
1820 (twin brother with Jonathan C.) ; m. Mary Ann Andrews
of Walpole. He was a shoemaker and d. in Stoughton, Feb.
5, 1890, aged 69 years, 9 months, 13 days.

Their dau. was :
Mary Lavinia Parker, who m. Hiram Smith of Stoughton. She
d. aged about 22 and left no issue.

156. Nancie Parker (John.^ Peter, ^ Jokn,^ John,^
Hananiah,^ Thomas^), dau. of John and Deborah (Lamb)
Parker, was b. in Framingham, Dec. 11, 1782 ; m. in Royal-


ston, 1802, Nathan Goddard, b. June 26, 1780. They lived
first in Athol. Their home was near the Royalston line, but
one-half mile from the Parker homestead in Royalston. Re-
moved in 1806 to Bethlehem, N. H., where he resided the
greater part of his time ever after. He was a farmer. He d.
in Littleton, N. H., April 26, 1857, at the home of his dau.,
Mrs. Sally Strain. He was thus aged 76 years, 10 months.
She d. in Littleton, N. H., Nov., 1865, aged 83.
Their children were :

1. Anna Goddard, b. in Athol, Oct. 6, 1803 ; m. Luke Aldrich

of Littleton, N. H. She d. Feb., 1870. They had one dau. :
I. Maria Aldrich ; m. George Bacon.

2. Eliza Goddard, b. in Athol, Aug. 15, 1805 ; d. Feb. 5, 1S86,


3. John Goddard, b. in Bethlehem, N. H., July 15, 1S07 ; m.

April 15, 1835, Betsey Banfill of Dalton, N. H., and removed
to Bethlehem, N. H. He d. July 28, 1S87. Children :
I. Elizabeth Goddard.

II. Leonora S. Goddard ; m. Baker of Bethlehem, N.

H., and resides in Littleton, N. H.

III. Emeline Goddard.

IV. Daniel Goddard.

v. Alburn Goddard ; d. in the war of the Rebellion.
VI. Henry Goddard.

4. Mary Goddard, b. Jan. 31, 1810; m. Amasa Annis of Little-

ton, N. H., where they resided. She d. June, 1856, without
issue. He is also deceased.

5. Rhoda Goddard, b. Oct. 3, 1S12: m. in Bethlehem, N. H.,

Sept. 15, 1839, John Gordon of Littleton, N. H., b. in New
Hampton, N. H., May 18, 1810, son of Jeremiah and Sally
Gordon. He is a farmer. She now resides in Waterford Vt.
Their seven children were all b. in Littleton, N. H. :

I. Amasa N. Gordon, b. May 31, 1S43.
II. Mary A. Gordon, b. Oct. 4, 1846; m. Freeman Morse,

and resides in Waterford, Vt.
III. Sally P. Gordon, b. Nov. 5, 184S ; m. Jackson M.
Perry, and have children, viz. :

1. Georgianna Perry, b. Sept. 7, 1S65.

2. William Perry, b. Feb. 22, 1S68.

3. Frank G. Perry, b. Feb. 23, 1869.

4. Jennie E. Perry, b. Dec. 3, 1871,




5. Mary E. Perry, b. Oct. 24, 1873.

6. Charles M. Perry, b. Nov. 6, 1874.

7. Hattie E. Perry, b. Nov. 8, 1875.

8. Carrie M. Perry, b. Feb. 28, 1877.

9. Allie B. Perry, b. May 11, 1878.
ID. Willie B. Perry, b. July 12, 1879.

11. Harry G. Perry, b. Aug. 22, 1881.

12. Elsie L. Perry, b. Nov. 18, 1882.

13. Katie G. Perry, b. Dec. 2, 1884.

14. Ida M. Perry, b. April 18, 1887.

IV. George Gordon, b. Sept. 25, 1850.

V. Charles C. Gordon, b. June 28, 1852.

VI. Israel Gordon, b. April 8, 1854.

VII. Ellen I. Gordon, b. Jan. i, 1857.

Peter Goddard, b. April 17, 1814; m. Emeline BanfiU of
Dalton, N. H. He d. March, 1889. They had one son :
I. H. P. Goddard, who resides in Franconia, N. H. No
Abigail Goddard, b. Feb. 20, 1S16; d. Aug., 1824.
Sally Goddard, b. Nov. 5, 1818 ; m. Aug. 29, 1S38, Daniel
Strain. He is deceased. She d. Dec. i, 1888. They had
seven sons and five daughters all but one son of whom lived
to maturity. They are now widely scattered about the country.
Their names were :

I. Ellen Strain ; m. Brown and live in Vermont ; no

II. Cornelius Hartwell Strain ; resides in Littleton, N.
H., and has sons :
I. Allie Strain. 2. Arthur Strain.

III. John Parker Strain ; d. unm.

IV. Jane Strain ; m. Weston Lyons of Bath, Me. Their

son is :
I . Harry Weston Lyons.
V. Catharine Eliza Strain ; m. Court Spooner of Bethle-
hem. They live in Lisbon, N. H., and have children.

VI. Daniel J. Strain; m. Dora L. Adams, dau. of Jacob

A. and Adelia B. Adams of Wilbraham. He is an artist
in Boston ; no living issue.

VII. Sarah C. Strain ; m. James Long.

VIII. Charles Strain; resides in Littleton, N. H., and has a

IX. Lyman Edward Strain ; lived a few months.
X. Frank W. Strain ; unm.



XI. Harry Strain ; resides in Littleton, N. H., and has a

XII. Eva C. Strain.
9. EvALiNE GoDDARD, b. Feb. 20, 1822; m. March i, 184=^,
Albert Oilman of Bethlehem, N. H. She d. March 21, 1890.
Their children were :

I. George Gilman ; m. Phillips, and resides in Bethle-
hem, N. H.
II. Frank Gilman.
HI. Mary Gilman.

157. Mary Parker (John,^ Peter, ^ John,^ yohn,^
J-fanantah,^ Tho?nas^), dau. of John and Deborah (Lamb)
Parker, was b. in Framingham, June 2, 1789; m. in Royal-
ston, Oct., 1815, Capt. John Forristall of Winchendon, b.
Feb. 23, 1787. He was a farmer in Winchendon, a captain
of the militia and selectman for a number of years. He d.
Oct. 16, 1862. She d. July 30, 1872.

The children were b. in Winchendon :

1. Joseph Parker Forristall, b. Oct. 24, 1816; m. in Win-

chendon, Aug. 30, 1842, Mary A. Flint, b. in Winchendon,
Nov. I, 181S. He is a farmer and lumberman and resides in
Alstead, N. H. Their children were :
I. George Parker Forristall, b. Oct. 9, 185 1 ; d. June

I, 1858.
II. Frank M. Forristall, b. April 22, 1857 '■> "''• Juiie 19,

1878, and has three children :

1. Leslie Parker Forristall, b. May 4, 1879.

2. Florence M. Forristall, b. July 26, 1881.

3. Ralph W. Forristall, b. Oct. 6, 1888.

2. John M. Forristai.l, b. July 12, 1821 ; m. May 18, 1848,

Mary J. Wright, b. in Vernon, Vt., April 9, 1823, dau. of
Osmond and Sylvia Wright. He is foreman of construction
on the Fitchburg Railroad, and resides in Ashburnham, Mass.
Their children were :

I. Fred Wright Forristall, b. Aug. 7, 1850; m. June

3, 1874, Hattie A. Converse.
II. George Burrows Forristall, b. Feb. 4, 1S61 ; d.

June 18, 1873.
in. Abbie Jane Forbistall, b. Sept. 17, 1862 ; m. John L.
Clarke. They reside in Ashburnham. Child :
1. Ernest M. Clarke, b. Oct. 28, 1883.


3. Charles E. Forristall, b. Dec. 17, 1823 ; m. June 27, 1850,

Ann Augusta Whitney of Royalston. They lived in Winchen-
don. He d. Feb. 7, 1872. She d. Nov. to, 18S7. Children:
I. Clarence W. Forristall, b. 1854; d. 1S55.
II. Charles Walter Forristall, b. March 12, i860; re-
sides in Royalston, unm.

4. RoswELL M. Forristall, b. Feb. 18, 1829; m. in Winchen-

don, Jan. i, 1856, Mary Ann Lake, b. in Rindge, N. H.,
Jan. 5, 1833, dau. of John and Mary Ann Lake. She d. Feb.
I, 1890. He is a carpenter and resides in Winchendon ; no

Deborah Parker (see page 163), (John,^ Peter, ^ John,^
yohn,^ Hananiahy^ Thomas^), dau. of John and Deborah
(Lamb) Parker, was b. in Framingham, April 12, 1792 ; was
a most worthy lady of high ability. She during her early life
took good care of her parents during their decline in life and
devoted attentive service to her mother, an invalid from paraly-
sis. She was seemingly well rewarded by the comfort which
she bestowed, and always happiest when generously assisting
or doing for others. Nearl}'- a year after her mother's death
she m. Jan. 8, 1839, Dea. Samuel Morse of Hopkinton.
There were five sons and two daughters in his family, and,
notwithstanding the necessary duties thus involved, the suc-
cess of happiness, love and prosperity which crowned this
marriage itself well attests her most excellent character and
ability. She was a most conscientious and loving woman;
was ver}' popular with all her associates, who were ever pleased
to speak a loving word in her memory. She d. April 26, 1865,
aged 73. She left no issue.

158. Peter Parker (John,^ Peter, ^ John,^ John,^
Uananiak,^ Thomas^), son of John and Deborah (Lamb)
Parker, was b. in Framingham, July 16, 1794; went when
aged six with his father to Royalston, where he passed his
early life and m. (i) 1824, Sarah Sawyer of Boylston. He
succeeded to his father's homestead, farm and shingle-mill.
He was a typical old-time shingle-maker. They were made
in view of strength and durability, and were often carted long
distances. On one occasion he transported a load from his
farm to Hopkinton where he shingled the "coffee house" and


these shingles remained upon the roof perfectly sound /or 30
years. About 1836 he removed to Southborough, where he
was a farmer, and soon after removed to Hopkinton. Mrs.
Sarah (Sawyer) Parker d. 1830. He m. (2) in Hopkinton,
Nov. 25, 1830, Emily Chamberlain of Hopkinton, dau. of
Ebenezer Chamberlain. She d. about 1852.

Peter Parker was a stoutly built, good looking man of
medium height, with black hair and sandy beard. He was a
good mechanic by nature, and was more fond of work and
business than learning. He loved to excel in his work. When
engaged in the field it was his pride to let no one mow or hoe
faster than he did. In politics he was a Whig and took a
lively interest in the "Tippecanoe" campaign of 1840. He d.
in Hopkinton, Oct. 30, 1862.

The children of Peter and Sarah (Sawyer) Parker were :

Owen Boardman Parker, b. in Royalston, Jan. 5, 1826. He
began to work at shoemaking at the age of ii, and has ever since
followed this occupation. He resides in Worcester.

Sarah Moore Parker, b. in Royalston, March, 1828 ; resides in
Hopkinton, unm.

The children of Peter and Emily (Chamberlain) Parker .
were :

323. Hiram Chamberlain Parker, b. in Hopkinton ; m. Laurania
Newton of Woodville.

324. Milton Bridges Parker, b. in Hopkinton, Feb. 17, 1834;
m. Harriet Jane Ward of Hopkinton.

Amelia Parker, b. in Hopkinton ; d. in Ashland at about the age

of 12.
James Parker, b. in Hopkinton ; killed when a child by a falling


159. Dea. John Parker (John,^ Peter, ^ John,'' John,^
Hanam'ah,^ Thomas^), son of John and Deborah (Lamb)
Parker, was b. in Framingham, June 16, 1798; m. Sept. 3,
1823, Mary Ann Fales, b. in Shrewsbury, Dec. 21, 1800,
dau. of Daniel and Sarah (Pratt) Fales of Shrewsbury, and
granddau. of Capt. Fales, native of Wales. Daniel Fales lived
to the age of 99, and in Shrewsbury the old Fales homestead
is still standing.



John Parker settled first in Holliston ; second removed to
Southborough, where he lived 20 years, and was a farmer ;
third removed to Holyoke, where he was instrumental in
establishing the Second Baptist Church, of which he was
senior deacon ; fourth removed to Westfield ; fifth to Hollis-
ton ; sixth to Berlin, and he now resides in Maiden at the
advanced age of 94. It is well to chronicle with his name the
characteristics and the rich harvests of this long and active
life. He was always distinguished as a good talker and a
man of very decided opinions. But his good nature was
always overflowing. He took the lead on political and social
questions. He will be remembered as not only a kind friend
to all but an active missionary worker and a true christian man.
He not only opposed the evils of his town, but he was deter-
mined to "weed out" what he could. With his cousin Peter
Parker Howe he worked hard and well to improve the social
standing of the town, and they were very successful. When
he settled in Southborough it was an intemperate, noisy place.
He approached men who were in the low depths of degrada-
tion, and as a friend and brother encouraged them to do better.
His manner and argument were so effective that he seldom
failed to produce an effect. He was an attractive speaker.
He held meetings and led the singing, denounced intemper-
ance and lectured on the blessings of the gospel. He was the
means of establishing the Church in Southborough, of which
he was made deacon. He made many speeches against slav-
ery and intemperance. During his first stay in Holliston his
example of teetotalism was the first known discard of liquor in
that section. In politics he was a Whig, in religion a Baptist.
When the Republican party was founded he helped form the
first Republican party meeting ever held in Worcester. He
was selectman. In 1840 his opposition to the Advent move-
ment in his town at that time was strongly felt. • After settHng
in Metcalf Village, Holliston, he was both farmer and shoe-
maker. During his stay he was a leading factor in the
establishment of the Baptist Church there. His wife d. July
16, 1888. In his old age his retentive memory and character-
istic vigor of life abide with him, and his interest in the im-

Dea. John Parker.


provement and welfare of mankind, which has distinguished
him through life, is still an unfailing source of satisfaction.

Original poems by Rev. Dr. George C. Lorimer and Corp.
George H. Patch were read upon the occasion of John Parker's
golden wedding, Sept. 3, 1873. The following is an extract
from Mr. Patch's donation :

"Know all bj these presents, that friend Parker, Esquire,
Our dearly loved friend, who these lines did inspire,
Has faithfully lived in the marital bond,
For full fifty years, and been faithful and fond ;
Upbearing the burdens and cares that assailed.
With a kind loving heart, that never has failed.
And his heart has always been cheerful and bright.
In the pure steadfast beams of domestic delight :
And tho' met by misfortune, has not felt its harm.
While the loved ones at home were left to his arms.
Who while mingling freely with the world and its strife,
Has allowed no defilement to disfigure his life,
And so we can trust him without any fears
That he'll do just the same for the next fifty years.

"You see his hair parts much wider to-day
Than when he was basking in youth's noontide ray.
And you see his kind eyes in integrity fail.
As father Time's hand his vigor assails.
But his heart is as young as when long ago
He felt it throb quick with youth's springtime glow.
And freshly and brightly its influence cheers,
Despite the oncoming of gathering years.

"Three cheers for a Parker; may his coronet shine
With the wreath that our kindly affection entwines ;
May the sweet flowers that spring 'mid the air of his home.
Be wet with the dewdrops from God's heavenly dome."

Their children were :

Eliza Ann Parker, b. June 7, 1824; m. Barley Collins of South-
borough. He d. Nov. 7, 1853. She d. Sept. 19, 1856. The
whole family were buried in Westborough. They had one son :
I. Dewitt Collins; d. Sept. 19, 1853.

325. Charles Fales Parker, b. Aug. i, 1826; m. Julia A.
Brigham of Milwaukee, Wis.

Joanna Whiting Parker, b. June 16, 1833 ; m. June 19, 1857,
Milton Day of Westfield. They settled in Westfield ; removed to
Berlin, where he was a shoemaker and farmer and where he d.
July I, 1889. She now resides with her aged father in Maiden
at the home of her brother John H. Parker.


326. John Henry Parker, b. Sept. 14, 1835 ; m. Annie E.
Gilniore of Boston.

Ellen D. Parker, b. June 22, 1837 ; d. Dec. 23, 1838.

327. Sarah Letitia Parker, b. Dec. 17, 1839; ^- Homer E.
Sawyer of Bradford, Vt.

160. Ruth Parker (John,^ Peter J> John,^ yohn,^
Hananiah,^ Thomas^), son of John and Deborah (Lamb)
Parker, was b. in Royalston, July 31, 1800; m. in Holliston,
Sept. 12, 1821, Capt. Nathan Leland of Holliston. She was
an interesting conversationalist, an attractive and most worthy
lady. She, like her sister Deborah, m. a widower, and like
her sister's famil}^ it was often jokingly remarked by the step-
children that they never knew such a good mother-in-law.
He was a farmer of Holliston, representative to the Mass.
Legislature, selectman and captain of the militia. He d. in
Holliston, 1842, aged 74. She d. in Erie, Pa., April 27,
1856. Charles, Simeon and Warren Leland, the three well
known and popular landlords of the Metropolitan, New York
city, were nephews of Capt. Nathan Leland.

Their children were :

1. John Parker Leland, b. April 22, 1822; m. Lydia Morgan

of Holliston, dau. of Jonathan Morgan. They lived in Hollis
ton for a few years, after which they removed to Gangese,
Mich. They are both deceased. Children :

I. EvERARD Leland ; resides in Toledo, O.

II. Nathan Leland.

in. Emma Leland ; m. and resides in Michigan.

IV. George Leland. And probably others.

2. George Ames Leland, b. May 9, 1824 ; d. at age of 13 months.

3. Leander Pales Leland, b. May 21, 1826; m. in Springfield,

Sarah Price, dau. of Nathan Price of New York city. She d.
in Marlborough, Feb., 1890. He enlisted in 1861 in Co. K,
27th Mass. Reg. and served three years, mostly under Gen.
Foster's command. He was given much picket duty and was
o-enerally sent to the remotest outposts, positions of much
trust and danger. During his service he was offered a cap-
taincy, but he preferred to remain a private. The most trying
time was the forced march from Newberne to Goldsboro, N.


C, during which occurred the battle of Whitehall, and about
16 days constant marching witli but few hours' sleep at any
time. They were also besieged at Little Washington, N. C,
for 17 days. He resides in Whitman. Children :

I. Stark Leland ; m. Josephine Kimball of Holliston, dau.
of Ebenezer Kimball. He is superintendent of a shoe
factory in Calais, Me., and has two children :
I. Frank Leland. 2. L,evoy Leland.

II. George Leland ; who lived three years.
III. and IV. Two children, who d. in infancy.
V. Bertha Leland ; resides in Calais, Me., unm.

4. Erastus Darwin Leland, b. Sept. 13, 1828; m. Serena Mor-

gan (sister of Lydia Morgan). She d. and he m. (3) Harriet

; she d. and he m. again. He resides in Lanark, 111.,

and has three children, one of whom is named EfFendi Leland.

5. Polly Leland, b. June 27, 1831 ; m. in Springfield, Nov. i,

1852, Henry Foulds, b. in Arnold, Eng., Jan. 28, 1826.
They removed to Lanark, 111., where he was postmaster the
16 years preceding his death. She resides in Burlington, la.
Their children were :

I, Alice Carey Foulds, b. in Springfield, Mass., March

30, 1854.
II. Lizzie Morse Foulds, b. in Wooster, O., June 14, 1858.

III. Thomas Foulds, b. in Martin, O., Dec. 9, i860.

IV. Mary Foulds, b. in Milford, Mass., April 17, 1865.

V. Henry Morse Foulds, b. in Lanark, 111., March 31, 1869.
VI. Eunice Foulds, b. in Lanark, 111., July 26, 1873.

161. Abigail Parker (John,'' Peter, ^ Jo/w,^ John,^
Hananiah,^ Tho7nas^), dau. of John and Deborah (Lamb)
Parker, was b. in Royalston, March 15, 1802; m. Jan. i,
1829, Newell Ware of Walpole, b. 1806, son of Capt. Nathan
and Eunice (Smith) Ware of Walpole. She was a very
capable woman. He was a farmer and a very retired man.
They lived in Walpole but later removed to Ashland. She d.
in Walpole, Aug. 29, 1864. He d. in Ashland, May 10,

Their dau. was :

I. Elizabeth Deborah Ware, b. Nov. 21, 1829; m. in Boston,
March 18, 1857, Elisha Morse of Hopkinton, b. Feb. 20, 1830,


sonofDea. Samuel and Catharine (Sloan) Morse. He was
a bookbinder. Lived in Hopkinton ; removed to Ashland,
1865 ; removed to Worcester, 1886, where he d. May 29, 1888.
She resides in Worcester. He was a soldier in Co. K, 44th
Mass. Reg., in which he served nine months. Their children
were :
I. Martha Elizabeth Morse, b. in Westborough, March

29, i860; d. Aug. 31, 1861.
II. George Newell Morse, b. in Walpole, Jan. 31, 1863.

He is a music teacher in Woi"cester, Mass.

162. Josiah Parker (John,^ Peter, ^ Jokn,^ John,^
Hanamah,^ Thomas^), son of John and Deborah (Lamb)
Parker, was b. in Roy alston, July 31, 1804; m. in Royalston,
March 4, 1835, Caroline Peck, b. in Royalston, dau. of Bonona
Peck, Esq. She was a school teacher. He m. (2) 1857,
Harriet May of Winchendon. He was a most industrious
man, worked every day and all day at his trade of crimping
and treeing boots at which he was a very capable workman.
The family lived in Ashland. Mrs. Harriet (May) Parker
d. in Southville, Feb., 1884. He d. in Southville, March 21,

His children were :

328. Mary Jane Parker, b. Jan. 14, 1836 ; m. Edgar W. Lane.

329. Sylvanus A. Parker, b. May 11, 1838; m. Mary Etta
Gates of .Stowe.

Ellen Frances Parker, b. in Hopkinton, Aug. 4, 1840; d. June

16, 1842.
Arthur Leroy Parker, b. Jan. 5, 1842 ; m. Caroline Gay of

Hopkinton; d. Aug. 20, 1871. He served three years in the

Union army. Their son was :

I. Walter A. Parker, b. Feb. 2, and d. July 2, 1866.

330. RosETTA Francena Parker, b. June 16, 1845 ; m. Morris
Flint of Marlborough.

331. John Francis Parker, b. Aug. 20, 1849; m. Mary C.

332. Ella Annette Parker, b. Dec. 16, 1850; m. Edward E.

163. Presson Parker (John,^ Peter, '^ John,^ John,^
Hananiah,^ Thomas' ), son of John and Deborah (Lamb)


Parker, was b. in Royalston, Oct. 24, 1807 ; m. Mary Newton,
b. in Southborough, Jan. 22, 1816, dau. of Abel and Laurania
(Rice) Newton of Southborough. She was one of a family
of 12 children. They removed to Ashland. Removing west
he d. in Bloomington, 111., Oct. 8, 1858. Presson Parker was
a large, handsome, well formed man, six feet in height, and
wore a heavy, black beard. The family had the severe mis-

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