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Genealogy and biographical notes of John Parker of Lexington and his descendants: Showing his earlier ancestry in America from Dea. Thomas Parker of Reading, Mass., from 1635 to 1893 online

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sided for over 20 years. He remained on the same farm till
he m. the second time, then, in i860, he settled in Reading,
Vt., her native place, where they still reside. He is a farmer
in S. Reading, Vt.

The children of Amos Andrew and Cynthia (Pratt) Parker,
all b. in Cavendish, Vt., were :

Earl Parker, b. Oct. 30, 1S38 ; d. May 4, 1840.

Lydia Ann Parker, b. June 15, 1840; m. April 9, 1861, Joseph
H. Adams, son of Samuel H. and Salome F. (Seaver) Adams of
Cavendish, Vt. They reside at Cavendish. No issue.

365. Sarah Emily Parker, b. Aug. 9, 1841 ; m. Lewis Russell.
Amory Earl Parker, b. Oct. 22, 1842 ; d. July iS, 1S43.

Dane Parker, b. Dec. 11, 1843 ; d. Nov. 3, 1846. ~)

Dennison Parker, b. Dec. 11, 1843 ; served in the war |

of 1861, enlisting when quite young. He d. in the Y Twins.
Brigade Hospital at Union Mills, Va., June 21, 1863, I
of typhoid pneumonia. J

LucRETiA Jane Parker, b. Dec. 2, 1845 ; d. Nov^ 30, 1846.

Helen Maria Parker, b. July 7, 1847 ; d. Aug. 31, 1865.

366. Mary Frances Parker, b. May 9, 1849; m. Lyman L.

Martha Augusta Parker, b. May 4, 1851 ; d. Sept. 13, 1870.

367. George W. Parker, b. Nov. 25, 1854; m. Mary E. Rist.

204. Elisha Sylvester 'Psirker (A^nory,^ Amos, ^ Amos, s
Andrezv,^ 'John,^ Hananiah,'^ Thomas^), son of Amory and
Lydia (Parker) Parker, was b. in Bakersheld, Vt., Nov. 11,
1819 ; m. a Miss Barnes for his first wife. They removed to
New York city, afterwards lived in Mamaroneck, N. Y. He
was a butcher in early life, later a farmer. He d. about 1885,
and his second wife d. July, 1889.


His children were :

George A. Parker ; he served in the war for the Union, and has
been a showman in New Haven. Ct.

Harry M. Parker ; he is the originator and conductor of the well-
known Parker's Circus d'Canine ; he has educated a troupe of
remarkably well-trained dogs and has for years exhibited them
with ability and success.

205. Betsey Curwen Parker (Joel,^ Isaac,^ Amos,^
Andrezu,^ yokn,^ Hanainah,^ Thomas^), dau. of Joel and
Hannah (Bond) Parker, was b. in Westborough, Jan. 20,
1799 : m. May 14, 1823, Dea. Elmer Brigham of Westborough,
b. Sept. 8, 1798; d. March 3, 1871. They lived in West-
borough, where she d. Nov. 29, 1875. He was a farmer.

Their children were :

1. Ellen Elizabeth Brigham, b. March 3, 1824; m. May 12,

1847, David W. Hill of Westminster. She d. Sept. 13, 1848,
leaving no issue. He resides in Westminster.

2. Jannette Hannah Brigham, b. Jan. 9, 1827; m. April 6,

1848, Archelaus M. Howe of Westborough, b. April 21, 1823,
son of Luther and Lucy (Brigham) Howe, a native of Vernon,
Vt. Their children were :

I. Arthur L. Howe, b. Nov. 27, 184S ; d. Oct. 13, 1849.
11. Elmer Parker Howe, b. Nov. i, 1851. He is a law-
yer in Boston.

3. Merrick Putnam Brigham, b. March 9, 1829; m. May 21,

185 1, Sarah E. Wellington. He d. Dec. 10, 1875. She re-
sides in Attleborough. Their children were :
I. Edward Brigham ; m. Elizabeth Brightman of Fall
River. They reside in Attleborough and have four
II. Sabra Brigham ; m. George Cole. They reside in
Attleborough and have children :
I. Ralph Cole. 2. Edith Cole.

III. Walter Brigham ; m. Julia Briggs. He is deceased.

Their son was :
I. Charles Brigham.

IV. Alfred Brigham ; resides in Attleborough ; is m. and

has two children.

4. Anna Parker Brigham, b. Sept. 18, 1832 ; m. Feb. 3, 1853,

Cliarles A. Harrington. He resides in Westborough. She d.
Feb. 26, 1870. No issue.


5. Sophia Augusta Brigham, b. July 10, 1837 ' ^- April 17, 1842.

6. Susan Parker Brigham, b. Jan. 4, 1840; d. Oct. 14, 1863.

7. Charles Elmer Brigham, b. March 14, 1842 ; m. March 2,

1866, Ellen Davis. He d, July 28, 1877. N° issue.

8. Calvin Lloyd Brigham, b. July 30, 1844; m. (i) Oct. 11,

1866, Mary Millerson Brown. She d. April 6, 1875, and he
m. (2) June, 1875, Ethie Burpee of Sterling. He has one dau. :
I. Alice A. Brigham, b. May 10, i868.

206. Hannah Sophia Parker (Joel,'' Isaac, ^ Amos,^
Andrew,'^ yohn,^ Hanamah,^ Thomas^), dau. of Joel and
Hannah (Bond) Parker, was b. in Westborough, April 5,
1801 ; m. Nov. 3, 1826, Orestes Forbush of Westborough, b.
1797 ; d. June 21, 1846. She d. July 26, 1833.

Their children were :

1. Lorenzo P. Forbush, b. Oct. 11, 1827; d. young.

2. Andrew P. Forbush, b. Nov. 11, 1829; m. (i) Ward of

Princeton ; nm. (2) Davis. He resides in Princeton.

207. Achsah Forbes Parker ( Joel, t Isaac, ^ Ajuos,^

Andrew,'^ John,^ Hananiah,'^ Thomas^), was b. in Westbor-
ough, Sept. 2, 1803 ; m. April 10, 1826, Solomon T. Fay, b.
Aug. 21, 1803, son of Benjamin Fay. He d. Nov. 11, 1872.
She d. in Westborough, Aug. 9, 1891, at the age of nearly
88. She had 28 grandchildren, 23 of whom are living.
Their children were :

1. Henry Clinton Fay, b. March 4, 1827; m. Carrie E. Tall-

man. He is the pastor of the Congregational Church of N.
Reading and resides in Somerville. They have children.

2. George Ellis Fay, b. in Shrewsbury, Jan. 13, 1829; m.

April 10, 1851, Eliza Ward, b. in Framingham, April 5,
1829, dau. of Putnam and Betsey Ward, who were both
natives of Southborough. They reside in Westborough.
Their children were all b. in Westborough :
I. Charles Ellis Fay, b. Dec. 9, 1852 ; m. Ella Dale of
E. Exeter, Me., and have :

1. Avis Arvilla Fay, b. in E. Exeter, Me., Nov. 24, 1881.

2. Mildred Fay, b. in E. Exeter, Me., June 23, 1884.

II. Austin Hamilton Fay, b. Oct. 21, 1857; m. Capitolia
Aseneth Thompson. They have one dau. :
I. Ethel Aseneth Fay, b. in Boston, Sept. 9, 1880.


III. Evangeline Louana Fay, b. Feb. 6, 1874; m. Oct. 12,
1891, Everett L. Metcalf of Butte City, Mont.

3. Abbie Ann Fay, b. Nov. 28, 1830; m. April 7, 1855, B"^'

Newman, b. in S. Egremont, Mass., Sept. 29, 1827, son of
Samuel and Permelia (Curtis) Newman. Children :

I. Henry Dexter Newman, b. in Shakopee, Scott Co.,

Minn., Feb. 5, 1856; d. Aug. 11, 1884.

II. Annie Sherrard Newman, b. in Alton, 111., Dec. 9, 1857.

III. Samuel Curtis Newman, b. in Delavan, 111., Nov. 13,

1862; m. in Kenosha, Wis., Sept. 3, 1891, Alice Fel-
lows. Their dau. was :
I. Amy Fay Newman, b. Sept. 4, 1892.

IV. Emma Newman, b. in Delavan, 111., June 7? 1867; m.

Aug. 4, 1892, Elmer E. Giles.
V. Fred Newman, b. in Delavan, 111., Jan. 17, 1870.

4. S. Dexter Fay, b. Jan. 15, 1833 ; m. Aug., i860, Mrs. Mary

Atwood (Robbins) Merriam,b. in Plymouth, April 11, 1833,
dau. of Chandler and Elenor (Holmes) Robbins of Plymouth.
They reside in Westborough and their children were :
I. Louise Frances Fay, b. June 10, i860; d. July 2, 1885.
II. Fred Dexter Fay, b. May 8, 1870; d. Sept. 18, 1876.

5. Susan Augusta Fay, b. June 23, 1835 ; d. Aug. 12, 1837.

6. Joel Parker Fay, b. March 30, 1838; m. Oct. 9, 1867,

Susan E. Capen. Resides in Westborough. They have two
children. One dau,, Gracie.

7. Francis Taylor Fay, b. Nov. 6, 1840; m. (i) Julia Hamlin,

and had four children ; m. (2) Jennie Holmes, and has three
children. Resides in Stamford, Ct.

8. Susan Augusta Fay, b. July 19, 1843 ; d. Oct. 6, 1863.

9. Charles Gilbert Fay, b. March 27, 1846 ; d. Sept. 23, 1862.

10. Sarah Maria Fay, b. March 5, 1848 ; m. in Westborough,

Nov. 25, 1870, Edward F. Mellen, b. in Ashland, Sept. 9,
1849, ^^'^ °^ Isaac and Sarah Mellen. He is a locomotive
engineer. Their children were :

I. Eddie N. Mellen, b. in Ashland, April 20, 1874; d.
June 6, 1878.

II. Ralph W. Mellen, b. in Ashland, Aug. 5, 1879.

III. Edith L. Mellen, b. in Boston, April 8, 1883 ; d. June

28, 1884.

11. Martha Stowe Fay, b. May 9, 1850; m. Wilmot B. Rice.

They reside in Stamford, Ct., and have four children.


208. Elmina Augusta Parker (JoeUi Isaac, ^ Amos, '!>
Andrew,'' yoJin,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), dau. of Joel and
Hannah (Bond) Parker, was b. in Westborough, Nov. i6,
1806; m. April 10, 1827, Thomas Hubbard Fayerweather of
Westborough (grandson of Thomas), b. May i6, 1806; d.
Feb. 23, 1879. She d. Oct. 21, 1861. The Fayerweather
family has long been prominently connected with the growth
of the town.

Their children were :

1. John Lloyd Fayerweather, b. Sept. 27, 1827; d. Oct. 30,

1892, unm.

2. Charles Hubbard Fayerweather, b. April 22, 1830; m.

Harriet Fay. They have had two daughters :

I. Elizabeth Augusta Fayerweather, b. April 25, 1854 ;

d. Feb. 23, 1889.

II. Nellie Hubbard Fayerweather, b. Oct. i, 1859; "^•

Charles Piper and resides in Boston.

3. George Thomas Fayerweather, b. Aug. 27, 1840; m. Nellie

Brown of Westborough. He d. March 8, 1893. Children:
I. Frank R. Fayerweather ; in the Custom House, Boston.
II. John Harrison Fayerweather ; res. Westborough.

4. Henry Edward Fayerweather, b. April 26, 1843 ; m. Mary

Bennett of Worcester. He was connected with the Worcester
police force for several years, and since has been truant officer
of the Public Schools of Worcester.

209. Harriet Newell Parker (JoeUT Isaac, ^ Amos, '^
Andrew,^ yohn,^ Hana^iiak,^ Thomas^), dau. of Joel and
Hannah (Bond) Parker, was b. in Westborough, Aug. 16,
1815 ; m. in Westborough, April 19, 1834, Mendal Gilbert
Fosgate of Berlin, b. in Vermont, May 16, 1809, son of Men-
dall and Sally (Spofford) Fosgate. He d. in Washington,
D. C, Feb. 2, 1885. She d. July, 1869.

Their children were :
I. Harriet Parker Fosgate, b. in Amherst, Aug. 27, 1835 ; m.
(i) in Berlin, Nov. 2i, 1852, William L. Eager of North-
borough, son of Nahum and Sally Eager. Children :
I. Walter Ward Eager, b. in Fitchburg, March 6, 1855.

II. Harry Lewins Eager, b. in Fitchburg, Aug. 14, 1857.

III. Fannie Louise Eager, b. in Fitchburg, Aug. 6, 1862.


IV. Herbert Lawrence Eager, b. in Fitchburg, Dec. 9, 1864.
V. Arthur William Eager, b. in Fitchburg, Dec. 39, 1871.
Mrs. Harriet Parker (Fosgate) Eager m. (2) in Westborough,
July 2, 187S, Curtis Harrington, b. in Westborough, Jan. 6,
1835, ^^^ ^^ Samuel A. and Catharine Harrington. They
reside in Westborough, where he is a farmer. Child :

VI. Robert Curtis Harrington, b. June 14, 1881.

2. Martha Augusta Fosgate, b. in Keene, N. H., April 17,

1837 ' ^' Robert H. Reed. She d. Sept. 19, 1883. He re-
sides in Boston. Children :
I. Charles Reed. ii. Frank Reed.

3. Louise Gilbert Fosgate, b. in Northborough, Jan. 12, 1845 ;

m. (i) Putnam ; m. (2) Charles A. Harrington of West-
borough (brother of Curtis Harrington) . Shed. 1889. Their
children were :
I. Walter Harrington. ii. Hattie Harrington.

210. Perley Parker ( Gardiner, ^ Isaac, ^ Amos,^ Andrew,'^
Jokn,^ Hananiah,'^ Thomas'^), son of Gardiner and Asenath
(Sherman) Parker, was b. in Grafton ; m. Betsey Mellen of
Westborough, and settled in Hopkinton.

Their children were :

368. Emily Parker, b. Sept. 11, 1818; m. John Crooks of Hop-

369. Gardner Parker, b. May 13, 1821 ; m. Mary L. Sawyer
of Gloucester.

370. J. Mellen Parker, b. March 30, 1829; m. Sarah Curtis of

Joshua Parker.

211. Daniel Parker (Otts,^ Isaac, ^ Amos, ^ Andrew,'^
'yohn,^ Hananiah,^ Thojuas"^), son of Dea. Otis and Polly Ann
(Nourse) Parker, was b. in Westborough, March 23, 1799;
m. Jan. 13, 1829, Polly White, b. Aug. 16, 1804, d. Feb. 13,
1866, dau. of Abel and Sarah (Wood) White of Phillipston.
They later in life removed to Greenwich Village, but all the
children were b. in Hubbardston. He was a man of strong
body and mind. He was a miller ; a man of sterling integ-
rity, more of deeds than words, and a humble follower of
Jesus, his Saviour, whom he trusted to the last. He d. in
Greenwich, Aug. 13, 1885, at the age of 86.


Their children were :

Susan Parker, b. Feb. 18, 1S31 ; d. Sept. 5, 1863.

Mary Parker, b. Jan. 27, 1833 ; m. (i) March 5, 1863, Henry T.
Sears of Greenwich, who d. in Amboy, 111., Oct. 3, 1866; m. (2)
Aug. 12, 1868, Samuel B. Estey of Greenwich, who d. Oct. 31,
1888. She resides in Phillipston. The dau. of Henry T. and
Mary (Parker) Sears was :
1. Nellie May Sears, b. April 28, 1865.

Melissa Parker, b. Aug. 7, 1834; d. Dec. 9, 1855.

371. Sarah Parker, b. Oct. 15, 1835 ; m. Henry C. Work of
Hartford, Ct.

Daniel Webster Parker, b. Sept. 26, 1837 ' ^* J"^y 24^ 1840.
Isaac Parker, b. Sept. 12, 1839; d. July 29, 1840.

372. Daniel Webster Parker, b. June 13, 1841 ; m. Fannie E.

Lucy Augusta Parker, b. Oct. 30, 1843 ; resides in Greenwich

Harriet Elizabeth Parker, b. May 9, 1845 ; resides in Green-
wich Village.

373. Abel Otis Parker, b. Dec. 20, 1847 '■> ^'"- Mrs. Fannie E.
M. Parker.

212. Mary Nourse Parker (Ot^s,^ Isaac, ^ Amos, 5
Andrew,^ 'John,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), dau. of Dea. Otis
and Polly Ann (Nourse) Parker, was b. in Westborough,
Aug. II, 1803; m. Dec. 29, 1825, Alvin Waite of Hubbards-
ton. She d. Oct. 16, 1833.

Their children were :

I and 2. Their two oldest children d. in infancy.

3. Augusta Waite, b. in Hubbardston ; d. in Worcester, at about

the age of i8.

4. Clarendon Waite, b. Dec. 16, 1830; a graduate of Brown

University in 1852, and of Andover Theological Seminary in
1856, studied six months in the University of Halle, Prussia ;
he was ordained and installed in Rutland, Feb. 25, 1858. Dur-
ing the winter of 1864-65 he did good service in the Freedmen's
Bureau, N. C. The winter of \Z66-6'i was spent in Cuba in
search of health. He had accepted a professorship in Beloit
College and was on his way thither when he was seized with an
attack from which he died Dec. 16, 1867. During his ministry
of eight years in Rutland 84 persons joined the Church there,


and this statement is not even an indication of his success,
though in some measure a tribute to his faithfulness. In Salem
he won quickly the strong love of his people, which was shown
in their thoughtful and generous deeds towards him and his.
It were hard to tell whether by thoughtfully studied and care-
fully written sermons or by warm hearted pastoi'al work he
accomplished most for the Lord he loved. He m. June i6,
1858, Harriet G. Baker, dau. of James and Lydia (Goulding)
Baker of Phillipston. She resides in Worcester. Their chil-
dren were :

1. Anna Mary Waite, b. in Rutland, Aug. 18, 1862.
II. Florence Sherman Waite, b. in Rutland, Aug. 19, 1865 ;
m. June 5, 1890, George Arthur Smith of Worcester.

213. Otis Parker, Jr. (Otis,"* Isaac. f" Amos,^ Andrew,^
John,^ Hananiah^^ Thojnas^), son of Dea. Otis and Polly Ann
(Nourse) Parker, was b. in Hubbardston, Aug. 16, 1806 ; m.
Nov. 4, 1829, Eunice Allen, b. April, 1813, d. Oct. 13, 1855.
He d. Sept. i, 1876.

Their children were :

374. Lucy Parker, b. Nov. 25, [830; m. (i) James Baker of
Worcester; m. (2) Charles Lester of Wisconsin.

A son, b. and d. May 11, 1832.

375. AvALiNA Parker, b. June 21, 1833; m. Joseph Willard
Rice of Hubbardston.

376. Elmer Parker, b. Aug. 30, 1836; m. Sarah J. Hallock of

Elizabeth L. Parker, b. July 23, 1842 ; m. Oct. 8, 1862, John

G. Allen of Pittsfield, Vt. "
MiNAR R. Parker, b. Oct. 4, and d. Oct. 13, 1848.

214. Nancy Patterson Parker (Jahez.i Isaac,^
Amos,^ Andrew,'^ 'John^^ Hanantah,^ Tkomas"^), dau. of Capt.
Jabez M. and Nancy (Patterson) Parker, was b. May 2,
1799; m. June(?), 1830, James Wakefield of Marlborough,
N. H. (as his second wife), b. in Reading, 1782, son of
Thomas and EHzabeth (Hardy) Wakefield. He d. in Marl-
borough, May 21, 1864. He was a farmer. He lived first in
Roxbury, N. H., where by his first wife, Hannah Hemen-
way, he had several children, among whom was the distin-
guished Cyrus Wakefield, b. 181 1, benefactor and namer of


the town of Wakefield, Mass., that part of old Reading from
which the Parker family sprung. James Wakefield lived later
in Marlborough, N. H. He was a justice of the peace, select-
man and representative. Mrs. Nancy (Parker) Wakefield d.

Her dau. was :

I. Julia Wakefield; m. in Marlborough, N. H., Oct. i, 1851,
Obed Gilman Dort, b. in Surry, N. H., Jan. 25, 1828, son of
Lois Bemis and Elizabeth Dort of Surry, N. H. She met her
death in the steamboat Wes^ Point collision and disaster on
the Potomac, Aug. 13, 1862, in which other New Hamp-
shire ladies together with 80 soldiers lost their lives. She was
returning from a visit to her husband, Major Dort, at New-
port News, Va., where he was in the service of the 6th N. H.
Reg. stationed there with Burnside's army. The son Arthur,
of six years, who was with her, was also drowned. The sor-
rowful event cast an added gloom over the people of this por-
tion of the State to their already many misfortunes of war.

Major O. G. Dort came to Keene in 1840 and learned the
carriage painter's trade, and in 1S52 commenced the druggist
business, following it practically until 1875, and from that date
has been engaged in the banking business. In 1861 he raised
company E of volunteers and joined the 6th Reg. N. H. Vols,
as Captain, afterwards promoted to Major ; served with the
Burnside expedition in N. Carolina, Virginia and Maryland.
After the loss of his wife and oldest child he resigned and
returned home to care for the remaining child and his druggist
business. He is president of the Citizens' National Bank of
Keene, N. H. Their children, all b. in Keene, were :
I. Arthur Wakefield Dort, b. Feb. 25, 1856; d. Aug.

13, 1862.
II. Frank Oilman Dort, b. Dec. 17, 1857; '^* J^"- ^^1

1885, Kate Bardvvell Cobb of Putney, Vt. They reside

in Keene. Their son :
I. Robert Gilman Dort, b. Aug. 10, 1893.
III. Mary Ellen Dort, b. Feb. 13, 1861 ; d. Nov. 27, 1861.

215. Jabez M. Parker, Jr. (Jabez,^ Isaac,^ Amos,^
Andrew,^ 'John^^ Hananiah^^ Thomas^), son of Capt. Jabez
M. and Nancy (Patterson) Parker, was b. Nov. 12, 1800; m.
Azubah P. Powers, b. 181 1, dau. of Oliver Powers of Phillips-


ton. They resided in various places, but mostly on his father's
place, to which he succeeded and owned when he died, in the
north part of the town. They both d. in 1865. The place is
now owned by Mr. Lovewell. He was a farmer and stone-

Their children were :

Isaac Myron Parker, b. in Phillipston, Nov. 17, 1S29 ; d. Dec.
26, 1847.

377. Addison Leslie Parker, b. in Phillipston, June 28, 1831 ;
m. Dec. 15, 1854, Mary Melvina Buxton.

378. Isabella Brown Parker, b. in Roxbury, N. H., Feb. 17,
1834; m. 1855, Asa B. Turner.

James Henry Parker, b. in Phillipston, Feb. 12, 1841 ; d. April
15, 1859.

216. Enoch Adams Parker (Jahez,'' Isaac,^ Amos,^
Andrew,'^ yohn,^ Hananiah,^ Tho)nas^), son of Capt. Jabez
M. and Nancy (Patterson) Parker, was b. in Phillipston, Jan.
14, 1802 ; removed to Sullivan, N. H., where he taught school,
and was m. to Rebecca M. Gibbs, b. in Sullivan, March 27,
1803, dau. of Dalphon and Asenath (Fay) Gibbs. The
parents were natives of Sturbridge, Mass., where the father
was b. Aug. 12, 1777 ; m. about 1800 and removed to New
Hampshire, finally settling in Marlow, N. H., where he d.
1859, aged 82. Dolphon, one of the nine children, resides in
Worcester, Mass. He traces the genealogy of the Gibbs
family back to Matthew Gibbs, who emigrated from Fenton
or Venton, Darlington Parish, England, and settled in Charles-
town, Mass. He was a planter. He later removed to Sud-
bury, being one of the original proprietors of the town. The
genealogical descent became Matthew,' John, ^ Thomas, 3 John+
of Sudbury, Jonathans of Sturbridge, Dalphon^ of Marlow, N.
H., and Dalphon? of Worcester, Mass. Enoch Parker had a
farm of 100 acres in Roxbury, N. H., was selectman, and d.
July, 1839. She d. Feb. 26, 1854.

Their children were :

379. Pherona E. Parker, b. July 7, 1834; m. John S. Leach
of Rockingham, Vt.

Phedras E. Parker, b. Feb. 20, 1837 ; drowned May 23, 1852.


380. Perry Ander Parker, b. Nov. 30, 1838; m. Mary Russel
ofGilsum, N. H.

217. Joel Dodge Parker (Jabez,^ Isaac,^ AmosJ
Andrew, "^ yokn,^ Hananiah,^ Tko?nas^), son of Capt. Jabez
M. and Nancy (Patterson) Parker, was b. in Phillipston,
Aug. 17, 1804. His boyhood was passed upon his father's
farm in the north part of the town. He was a skilful mechanic
and builder, so following his inclinations he built a shop for
manufacturing purposes, locating where is now "Golden Vil-
lage," a short distance south of the centre of the town, thus put-
ting to use the valuable water power of this section. He made
improvements and additions and later built the brick factory
which has assisted in the growth of this village. He took up
the old Major Parker homestead (then in possession of Nathan-
iel Powers), one of the oldest settled localities of the town.
Here his son J. Damon Parker resides.

Their children were :

381. Joel Damon Parker, b. May 7, 1836; m. Dec. 36, 1S64,
Catharine M. Whitney.

Jason Goulding Parker, b. March 27, 1S40 ; cL.Oct. 26, 1864,

while in the service of the Union army.*
Hannah Maria Parker, b, June 24, 1843 ; d. Oct. 22, 1864.

218. Emily Sophia Parker (Jabez,^ Isaac, ^ Amos, ^
Andrew,^ John,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), dau. of Capt. Jabez
M. and Nancy (Patterson) Parker, was b. in Phillipston,
April 13, 1806; m. March 3, 1834, Isaiah White, son of
William and Esther (Maynard) White, b. in Marlborough,
N. H., July 13, 1809. He was a direct descendant of Pere-
grine White of Pilgrim fame. He d. Sept. 25, 1837. She d.
May 28, 1867. He was a painter.

* He enlisted at St. Louis, Mo., in Dec, 1861, joining Co. C, ist Mo. State
Militia. He was with his regiment a short time doing Provost Guard duty in
St. Louis, then was detailed as Orderly for Gen. Schofield. By order of
the Brig.-Gen. he was detailed June 11, 1862, as clerk in the Asst. Adjt.-
General's Office, Head Qj-s. Dist. of Mo. He remained there (being re-
detailed when Maj.-Gen. Curtis took command, when they became the Head
Qrs. of the Department of the Missouri), until his death, which occurred Oct.
26, 1864. His detail was the oldest one in St. Louis at that time. After his
regiment took the field he applied several times for leave to join his regiment,
but was held at Head Qj-s, during all his service, much to his disapproval.


Their children were :

1. RoDOLPHus Harvey White, b. Feb. 15, and d. April 4, 1835.

2. Emily Elmira White, b. July 9, 1836; m. April 7, 1857,

George Hills Smith, b. in Alstead, N. H., Aug. 7, 1835, son
of Ralph E. and Bia (Hale) Smith. He is a machinist and
they reside in Harrisville, N. H. Children :
I. Willie Hale Smith, b. Feb. 13, and d. Feb. 25, 1858.
II. Anna Louise Smith, b. March 12, 1859; m. Jan. 5,
1881, William D. Morrison of Marlow, N. H. Child:
I. Helen Morrison, b. Nov. 23, 1887.

III. Ethel Bia Smith, b. Sept. 24, 1865 ; m. Feb. 3, 1883,

Herbert A. Davis of Keene, N. H. Children :

1. Bertram Stuart Davis, b. Sept. 3, 1883.

2. Alice Harriet Davis, b. Aug. 2, 1888.

IV. Sarah Belle Smith, b. Sept. 32, 1867 ; m. Dec. 25,

1886, Alvin W. Davis of Keene, N. H. She d. Nov.
7, 1888.
V. Harriett Buss Smith, b. Jan. 27, 1870; m. March 9,
1889, George M. Towns of Keene, N. H. Their son :
I. Charles Henry Towns, b. Jan. 9, 1893.
VI. Bertha Inez Smith, b. Feb. 3, 1873.
VII. Leon Henry Smith, b. July 16, 1875.
VIII. Margaret Lillian Smith, b. Dec. 31, 1877.

219. Beulah H. C. Parker (Jabcz,^ Isaac, ^ Amos, ^
Andrew,^ 'John,T> Hananiah,^ Thomas^), dau. of Capt. Jabez
M. and Nancy (Patterson) Parker, was b. in Phillipston,
April 21, 1809; m. Nov. 25, 1836, Walter Gunn Clapp of
Holden, b. Dec. 27, 1812, now living (1889) at Cambridge-
port, a descendant of Thomas Clapp, who came from England
in 1633. (See Clapp Family in America, published by David
Clapp & Son, Boston, Mass.). She d. Jan. 9, 1864.

Their children were :

1. Alphonso LaRoy Clapp, b. in Phillipston, Oct. 26, 1837; m.

Dec. 22, 1862, Harriet Augusta Rose. He d. May 30, 1874.

Two children :

I. Charles Irving Clapp, b. in Troy, N. Y., Dec. 13,

1866; d. Oct. 28, 1S67.
II. Fred. Whitney Clapp, b. in Worcester, July 25, 1869.

2. Addie I. Clapp, b. in Worcester, Oct. 28, 1839; m. 1872,

Hiram Parker. One child :


I. Warren Belding Parker, b. in Rochester, Aug. 3, 1873.

3. Elam Smalley Ph^don Clapp, b. in Worcester, Jan. 5,

1842. Entered the Sophomore class of Troy University when
17 years of age; graduated second in his class in July, 1862;
enlisted same day he graduated in Co. H, 125th New York
Infantry, as a private ; promoted to Corporal before leaving
the city, afterwards promoted to Lieutenant for bravery at the
battle of Gettysburg ; was wounded at Chancellorsville at the
battle of the Wilderness, May 12, 1864; died from the effects
of his wounds, June 5, 1864. He was a very intelligent young

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