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man, finely educated and was a gentleman. In all of the
engagements in which his regiment participated he distin-
guished himself for bravery.

4. Lillian Edna Clapp, b. in Phillipston, July 18, 1844; m. Jan.

I, 1869, Sylvester Nelson Gardner of Troy (a descendant o£
the martyr John Rodgers). Their children were :

I. Warren Sylvester Gardner, b. Sept. 22, 1869.

II. Elam LaRoy Gardner, b. May 11, 1872.

III. Beulah Edna Gardner, b. Feb. 16, 1875 ; d. Dec. 13,


IV. Howard Nelson Gardner, b. May 23, 1877 ; d. Dec.

12, 1882.
V. Ernest Howard Gardner, b. Feb. 12, 1885 ; d. July
16, 1886.

221. James M. L. Parker (fadez,"^ Isaac,^ Amos,s
Andrew,^ yohn,^ Hananiak,^ Thomas^), son of Capt. Jabez
M. and Nancy (Patterson) Parker, was b. in Phillipston,
Sept. 3, 1812; m. in Roxbury, N. H., April i, 1835, Polly
Kidder, b. in Roxbury, N. H., Aug. 19, 1816, dau. of Aaron
and Persis B. Kidder. She d. in Forestville, Wis., Jan. 7,
1868. He was a carpenter and joiner by trade, also machinist.
He resided in Phillipston, Mass. ; Roxbury, Peterborough,
Hillsborough and Marlborough, N. H. ; and Racine, Ahnapee
and Forestville, Wis. He held the offices of superintendent
of schools, town clerk, supervisor and justice of the peace.
He d. in Forestville, Door County, Wis., Sept. 25, 1877.

Their children were :

James Ansel Parker, b. in Roxbury, N. H., June 25, 1836. He
was one of the crew of the whaling schooner Virginia^ which was
lost at sea in Aug., 1854, with all on board. He was unm.


382. Amine Cecelia Parker, b. in Hillsborough, N. H., July
12, 1839; m. George Fowles of Ahnapee, Wis.

Nancy Patterson Parker, b. in Phillipston, Dec. 26, 1842 ; d.

June 4, 1857, in Ahnapee, Wis.
Rosell Reone Parker, b. in Phillipston, June 28, 1845 ; d. July

4, 1857, "^ Ahnapee, Wis.

383. Maynard Tillotson Parker, b, in Roxbury, N. H., Oct.
30, 1850; m. Mary Overbeck of Ahnapee, Wis.

222. Harriet Ann Parker ( David, ^ Isaac, ^ Amos, 5
Andrew,'' 'John,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), dau. of David and
Betsey (Eager) Parker, was b. in Barre, May 29, 1819 ; m.
Nov. 16, 1841, John Walker, native of Holden, b. March 3,
1815, son of John and Eunice (Metcalf) Walker of Holden.
She d. March 16, 1878. He resides in Barre, where he is a

Their children were :

1. John Alfred Walker, b. Oct. 31, 1842; m. Jan. 19, 1867,

Bessie Whitcomb of Boxborough. They reside in Boxborough.
Their children were :

1. Martha Jane Walker ; m. Burpee Steele and reside in
Leominster. They have children :
I. Clifton Steele. 2. Russell Steele,

n. Marion Walker. She resides in Leominster,
in. Bertha Walker ; m. John Perzanzon. They reside in

IV. Bessie Isora Walker.
V, Henry W. Walker.
vj. David Parker Walker.

2. Harriet Elizabeth Walker, b. Nov. 21, 1843 '•> '^- Nov. 11,

1865, Harlow Foskett of Westminster. He d. June, 1870.

She resides in W. Rutland. Their children were :

I. Wallace H. Foskett, b. Sept. 25, 1866; m. Nov. 18,

1889, Etta Himes, b. Jan. 11, 1870, dau. of Edwin and

Mary (Leonard) Himes of Hubbardston. They reside

in Worcester and have :

1. Harold Eugene Foskett, b. Jan. 20, 1891.

2. Delia May Foskett, b. June 30, 1892.

II. Fred E. Foskett, b. 1S68 ; d. in Florida, aged 19, 1877.

3. Lucy Maria Walker (twin of Harriet Elizabeth Walker), b.

Nov. 21, 1S43 ; m. May 7, 1865, Charles Dennison Robinson



" Twins.

of Barre, b. Nov. 25, 1836, son of Marshall P. and Mary
Elizabeth (Perry) Robinson of Barre. They reside in Worces-
ter. Their children were :
I. Arthur C. Robinson, b. March 28, 1866; m. Dec. 17,

1890, Elmina M. Cole of Worcester, b. March 24, 1866.

They reside in Cambridgeport.
II. Albert D. Robinson, b. April 27, 1867 ; m. March 26,

1892, Louise E. Hamberger of Willimantic, Ct. They

reside in Worcester.

III. Mary L. Robinson, b. Sept. 7, 1870; d. Oct. 27, 1870.

IV. George P. Robinson, b. Oct. 27, 1871.
V. Hattie L. Robinson, b. Dec. 5, 1875.

4. George Chamberlain Walker, b. Sept. 4, and d. Oct. 20, 1845.

5. Andrew McFarland Walker, b. Aug. 14, 1846; resides in

W. Rutland, unm.

6. George Frederick Walker, b. June 30, and d.

Aug. 20, 1852.

7. Georgietta Florence Walker, b. June 30, and

d. Sept. 20, 1852.

8. David Parker Walker, b. July 4, 1855 ; d. Jan. 5, 1876.

9. Martha Davis Walker, b. March 11, 1861 ; m. March, 1882,

Lewis Freeman, and reside in Spencer. No children.

223. Persis Eager Parker (David^'i Isaac, ^ Amos, 5
Andrew,'^ John,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), dau. of David and
Betsey (Eager) Parker, was b. in Barre, May 8, 1821 ; m.
June 13, 1843, Samuel N. Howe of Holden.

They had one child :

I . Cecilia Howe, who d. at the age of i year, 8 months.

224. Lucy Parker (Davtd,^ Isaac,^ Amos, 5 Andrezv,'^
'John,T> Hananiah,^ Thomas^), dau. of David and Betsey
(Eager) Parker, was b. in Barre, Sept. 2, 1823 ; m. April 3,
1849, Lysander Crawford of Oakham, b. Feb. 2, 1824. They
lived in Barre, where he was a farmer and where he d. April
16, 1884. She resides in Barre.

Their children were :

1. Samuel P. Crawford, b. March 13, 1850; d. Dec. 14, 1852.

2. Clare E. Crawford, b. June 17, 1853 ; d. April 4, 1854.

3. Emma A. Crawford, b. July 15, i860 ; resides in Barre.



225. Caleb Alexander Parker ( Lewis, i Isaac, ^
Amosy' Andrezv,'- 'John,T> Hananiah,^ Thomas^), son of Major
Lewis and Elizabeth (Seaver) Parker, was b. in Sterling,
Dec. 24, 1806.

While still a young man he went to New Orleans, La., in
the early thirties. After a few years' residence in that city he
removed to Jackson, Miss., where for some years he success-
fully prosecuted his business of builder and contractor, erect-
ing the Mississippi State Capitol, the State Insane Asylum,
Hinds County Court House and other public buildings. He
also built a part of the New Orleans, Jackson and Great
Northern Railroad, now the Illinois Central. He went to
New Orleans again in 1859 ^*^ live, and many of the finest
edifices in that city were erected by him, among them the St.
Louis Hotel.

He d. in New Orleans, Nov. 29, 1891, aged 85 years. He
was a resident of Mississippi and Louisiana for more than 50
years. The funeral took place from the residence of his son.
Colonel C. Harrison Parker.

"The cause of his death was old age, a wearing out of the body
which had spent a long and busy life. He had been failing for
weeks, but with the indomitable energy which ever characterized the
man he would not yield even to the grim destroyer himself and lived
for days after he was thought to be in the throes of actual dissolution.
Once before he displayed the same characteristic. More than 50
years ago, while foreman of one of the volunteer fire companies,
exposure at a fire brought on an attack of pneumonia, from which
his physician said he could not recover ; but the iron constitution had
not then been sapped by age and the will of the man conquered death
itself and he recovered.

" He was much respected by those who knew him for his courage,
his openness of character, his attachment to his friends and his many
other Stirling qualities. He leaves children and grandchildren who
are scattered throughout the Union. He was an old and valued
member of the Masonic fraternity, which paid to his memory the last
sad tribute of respect by i^eturning his body to the earth beneath the
shadow of the acacia."

He had a family of several children, who are in active life
throughout the South and West.



226. Abigail Sawyer Parker ( Lewis, ^ Isaac, ^ Amos,^
Andrew,'^ John,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), dau. of Major Lewis
and Elizabeth (Seaver) Parker, was b. in Sterling, Oct. 15,
1809; m. Jan. 24, 1830, Joshua Buxton of Lowell, b. Dec. 28,
1799, ^^ youngest son of Ebenezer and Susanna Buxton of
N. Reading. They settled in Woburn, where he was a cabi-
netmaker. They finally removed to Stetson, Me., where he
was a farmer until his decease, which occurred Feb. 13, 1877.
Mrs. Abigail S. Buxton still survives him, residing in Stetson,

Their children were :

1. Susan Jane Buxton, b. in Sterling, Dec. 4, 1830; is a dress-

maker and resides in Woburn.

2. George Parker Buxton, b. in Woburn, Oct. 15, 1832 ; d.

June 12, 1862.

3. Joshua Thomas Buxton, b. in Woburn, Oct. 25, 1834; m. in

Hampden, Me., Dec. 23, 1865, Mariah Emery, b. Feb. 23,
1838, dau. of John and Sarah (Fernald) Emery. He is a
farmer and they reside in Woburn. Their children were :
I. George Buxton, b. April 8, i866; d. Jan. 25, \

1875. [-Twins.

II. Frank Buxton, b. April 8, 1866. )

III. Harry Buxton, b. Dec. 15, 1868 ; d. Jan. 31, 1875.

IV. William Buxton, b. April 2, 1870.

V. Lewis Buxton, b. June 17, 1873 ; d. Feb. 5, 1875.
VI. Edward Buxton, b. Jan. 23, 1876.

4. Ann Elizabeth Buxton, b. in Woburn, Sept. 18, 1837 ; m.

Charles Starkey of Stetson, Me. He is a merchant. They

reside in Natural Bridge, N. Y. Their children were :

I. Edgar Foe Starkey. He is connected with railroad

II. Charles Starkey. He is a storekeeper with his father.
III. Mary Starkey.

Evelina Maynard Parker (see page 185) ( Lewis, ^
Isaac,^ Amos,^ Andrew,^ yokn,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), dau.
of Major Lewis and Elizabeth (Seaver) Parker, was b. in
Sterling, Nov. 23, 181 1. She was a very promising and
beautiful young lady ; was a dressmaker. In May, 1833, she
wet her feet in going to a neighbor's house and, it being a


warm day, she remained in a room where there was no fire
until her feet were dry. From effects of this she died in a
fortnight, June 8, 1833. Hers was the first death of a young
lady which had occurred in the town for a long time. Her
handsome face was enclosed with black hair and curls, and
she was already engaged to Reuben Sawyer, who always felt
downcast after her death. Her loss was widely felt through-
out the township and a very large gathering attended her

227. Elizabeth Margaret Parker ( Lewis, ^ Isaac,^
Amos, ^ Andrew,^ yokn,^ Hananiak,^ Thomas^), dau. of Major
Lewis and Elizabeth (Seaver) Parker, was b. in Sterling,
Sept. 24, 1813 ; m. April 21, 1836, Gilbert Hamilton Howe of
Sterling, b. March 6, 1810. They lived in the centre for
several years; removed then to Minneapolis, Minn., where
she d. Jan. 18, 1882, and where he still resides with his son,
William Parker Howe.

All of the children were b. in Sterling :

1. Mary Augusta Howe, b. Jan. 8, 1838; m. Nov. 4, 1S60, in
Sterling, James Henry Little, b. in Shirley, Mass., June 39,
1838. She d. July 4, 1877 ; he d. Sept. 18, 1879. Children :

I. Jane Elizabeth Little, b. Nov. 13, 1861 ; d. Sept. 8,

II. Carina Hammond Little, b. Feb. 16, 1866 ; m. Jan. 18,
1887, in Minneapolis, Minn., William Shutte Marshall.
They reside in Omaha, Neb.

III. Arthur Wilson Little, b. Aug. 8, 1867 ; resides in

Superior, Wis.

IV. Ora Howe Little, b. June 35, 1869; m. Nov. 5, 1887,

Seymour A. Miller, who d. May 7, 1888. She resides
in Minneapolis, Minn,
v. Mary Helen Little, b. June 34, 1875.

3. Henry Gilbert Howe, b. April 33, 1839; '^- (0 ^^7 2,
1865, Josephine L. Bartlett, dau. of Perley Bartlett. She d.
Jan. 16, 1866, in Minneapolis, Minn., and he m. (3) Dec. 3,
1868, in Putnam, Ct., Louise Ann Willett, b. in Hartford,
Ct., Feb. 33, 1839. He is now (1890) in Tombstone, Ariz.,
an engineering and mining expert, U. S. Deputy Mineral
Surveyor and mine owner. Their children were :


I. Gertrude Dean Howe, b. in Minneapolis, Oct. 15,
1869; m. Sept. 26, 1889, in Tombstone, Ariz., Edward
Warren Perkins.
II. Charles Willett Howe, b. in Chicago, 111., Nov. 29,

1872 ; d. July 8, 1873.
in. Alvan Willett Howe, b. in Chicago, Nov. 25, 1873.
IV. Louise Rogers Howe, b, in Chicago, Sept. 3, 1876.

3. Charles Lewis Howe, b. Nov. 13, 1841 ; d. May i, 1861.

4. William Parker Howe, b. Sept. 7, 1846. He is editor and

proprietor of the important commercial periodical. The Trade
Reporter. He resides in Minneapolis, Minn.

5. Peter Osgood Howe, b. Oct. 8, 1848; d. Jan. 22, 1861.

6. Silas Walter Howe, b. Aug. 15, 1850; d. Jan. 29, 1861.

7. Herbert Kendall Howe, b. Feb. 18, 1853 ; d. April 23, 1861.

8. Thomas Prentice Allen Howe, b. Jan. 23, 1855 ; resides in

Minneapolis, Minn. He is Assistant Consulting Engineer of
the Great Northern Railway Co., St. Paul, Minn.

9. Annie Elizabeth Howe, b. Aug. 13, 1857; d. Aug. 22, 1858.

228. Sarah Angeline Parker ( Lewis, 1 1saac, ^ Amos,^
Andrew,'^ John,^ Hanamah,^ Thomas^), dau. of Major Lewis
and Elizabeth (Seaver) Parker, was b. in Sterling, Aug. 13,
1815 ; m. in Sterling, Nov. 10, 1836, John Phelps of W.
Boylston, b. June 23, 1810, son of Abijah and Maria Phelps
of W. Boylston. They settled on Maiden Hill in W. Boyls-
ton, where he carried on a farm of 120 acres in a very suc-
cessful manner. He was a thorough temperance man from
boyhood, and a member of the Congregational Church of the
town from the age of 19 until his decease, which occurred
May 30, 1859, fi'oni consumption. His widow, Mrs. Sarah
Phelps, conducted the place for ten years following, devoting
herself to the good of her family and the farm. She has long
been a constant member of the Church in W. Boylston, in
which place she still resides.

Their children were :

1. Angelina Parker Phelps, b. Oct. 29, 1837; ^- March 20,


2. Henry Lewis Phelps, b. Nov. 13, 1839; m. May 6, 1869,

Mary Ella Brown of W. Boylston, b. in Oakdale, June 19,
1852, dau. of Dexter (of Sterling) and Rhoda Russell (Law-
rence) Brown of Weld, Me. He conducts the Phelps farm on
Maiden Hill, W. Boylston, where they reside. Children :



I. Henry Edward Phelps, b. May 24, 1870.
II. Mary Augusta Phelps, b. Jan. 12, 1872; d. Dec. 30,

III. Minnie Addie Phelps, b. July 21 , 1876 ; d. Oct. 28, 1883.

IV. Charles Walter Phelps, b. Dec. 9, 1879 ; d. Nov. 5,

V. Ella May Phelps, b. April 10, 1883 ! d* Sept. 18, 1883.
VI. Annie Maude Phelps, b. Dec. 15, 1888 ; d. April 2, 1890.

3. Emily Caroline Phelps, b. Aug. 2, 1842 ; m. in W. Boylston,

Nov., 1866, William Franklin Davis, b. in Ashby, June 30,
1846, son of Jonathan P. and Emily M. (Mansfield) Davis.
They reside in Worcester, where he is a watchman. Children :
I. Nellie Loretta Davis, b. in Leominster, Oct. 19, 1867.
II. Nettie Angeline Davis, b. in Leominster, July 23, 1869.
III. Ruby Lura Davis, b. July 2, 1884.

4. Ellen Louise Phelps, b. April 4, 1846 ; d. Nov. 13, 1863.

5. Sarah Elizabeth Phelps, b. Sept. 14, 1849; m. in W. Boyls-

ton, May 27, 1868, Josiah Samuel Davis, b. in Ashby, Jan. 8,
1844, brother of William Franklin Davis. He lived in Fitch-
burg, where he conducted a bakery and restaurant. He d.
July 27, 1886. She resides in Fitchburg. Children :
I. Sarah Annie Davis, b. June 5, 1869 ; m. Fred A. Lewis

of Worcester, where they reside.
II. Frank Henry Davis, b. May 3, 1883.
III. Raymond Walter Davis, b. March 4, 1885.

6. John William Phelps, b. Jan. 23, 1852 ; m. May 16, 1878,

Addie M. Colby Adams, b. in Nashua, N. H., Jan. 27, 1858,
dau. of John C^. and Amanda (Farmer) Adams of Nashua.
Her parents, who were b. Nov. 22, 1830, and Jan. 8, 1837,
respectively, d. before she was five years and she grew up in
her aunt Colby's family, which caused a change in the name.
They reside in Fitchburg. Their children were :
I. Mira Addie Phelps, b. March 14, 1879.
II. Minnie Alice Phelps, b. Nov. 11, 1885.

230. HoUis Gardner Parker (Lewis,'' Isaac, ^ Amos, ^
Andrew,^ yohn,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), son of Major Lewis
and Elizabeth (Seaver) Parker, was b. in Sterling, Sept. 30,
1818 ; m. in Hartford, Ct., May 4, 1847, Laura A. Goodrich,
dau. of Jared and Abigail Goodrich. He is a merchant in
Manchester, Ct. She d. March 4, 1879.


Their children were :
George Hollis Parker, b. in Hartford, Ct., Feb. 21, 1851 ; d. 1855.
Laura Ann Parker, b. in Philadelpliia, Pa., March 16, 1856; d.

Sept. 5. 1857.
Ella Goodrich Parker, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 28, 1859.
384. Charles Duffield Parker, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., June

19, 1861 ; m. Julia Skipper.
William Lewis Parker, b. in Buckland, Ct., Jan. 18, 1868.
Grace Adams Parker, b. in Buckland, Ct., July 10, 1873.

Mary Anne Capen Parker (see page i86) (Lewis,'}
Isaac,^ Amos,^ Andrew,^ John,^ Hajianiah,'- Thomas^), dau.
of Major Lewis and Elizabeth (Seaver) Parker, was b. in
Sterling, March 31, 1820. She went to Uve with Dr. Willard
Parker of Woodstock, Vt., when quite young, removing with
the Doctor's family to Pittsfield, Mass., where she lived several
years, then to Cincinnati, O., where she d. March 5, 1834.
This was the well known Dr. Willard Parker who later settled
in New York city. He was descended from the emigrant
ancestor, Abraham Parker of Chelmsford.

Lucy Adams Parker (see page 186) (Lewis,'' Lsaac,^
Amos,^ Andreza,'^ 'John,^ Hananiah,'^ Thomas^), dau. of Major
Lewis and Elizabeth (Seaver) Parker, was b. in Sterling,
March 4, 1825 ; m. in Hartford, Ct., Mr. Gourly of Worces-
ter. They removed to Pittsfield, Mass., where she later died.
She d. in Troy, N. Y. Her middle name arose from the coinci-
dence of her date of birth with the inauguration of President
John Quincy Adams. She had two children, who both died
young and are buried in Worcester.

231. Elisha H. Parker (Eliska,'' Elisha,^ Afnos,^
Andrew,'' 'John,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), son of Elisha and
Eunice (Dean) Parker, was b. in Barnard, Vt., May 10,
1818 ; m. Sept. 27, 1847, Alvira P. Ferrin, b. in Morristown,
Vt., June 24, 1826. They resided in Morristown until 1879,
when he removed to Middlefield, Ct., where he resides.

Their children were :
Julia A. Parker, b. Sept. 8, 1848 ; deceased.
John F. Parker, b. Sept. 20, 1850 ; resides in Middlefield, Ct.
Lizzie A. Parker, b. July 22, 1854; resides in Middlefield.


232. Minerva E. Parker (Eltsha,^ Elisha,^ Amos,^
Andrezu,'t yohn,^ Hananiah^^ Thomas^), dau. of Elisha and
Eunice (Dean) Parker, was b. in Bakersfield, Vt., May 13,
1827 ; m. March 3, 1850, Josiah Converse, b. in Brookfield,
Oct. 15, 1797, and came with his father to Bakersfield, in
1804. She resides in Bakersfield.

Their children were :

1. Charles Converse, b. July 6, 185 1.

2. Elisha H. Converse, b. July 8, 1853 ; d. June 8, 1854.

3. Maria E. Converse, b. Sept. i, 1856; d. Aug. 7, 1889, leav-

ing two sons.

4. Cheney A. Converse, b. March 30, 1858.

5. Burton H. Converse, b. June 19, i860; d. Feb. 19, 1864.

233. Robert D. Parker (Elisha,'^ Elisha,^' Amos,^
Andrew^^ yohn,^ ffanantah,^ Thomas^), son of Elisha and
Eunice (Dean) Parker, was b. in Bakersfield, Vt., May 6,
1834. H^ removed to Worcester, Mass., and m. Sarah Hawes
of Auburn. They lived in Worcester. Robert D. Parker was
a strong, hearty man, a characteristic of his Parker relatives.
His brother Elisha was also gifted with a remarkable physique
in his younger days. The former was known to carry upon
his back and up three flights of stairs a sugar barrel filled with
coal. Robert D. Parker died from an accident at Lincoln
Square in Worcester. He jumped from the team which he was
driving and seizing a runaway horse b^'^ the bridle he succeeded
in stopping him, but while thus engaged was dashed against a
passing train and killed. His widow resides in Worcester.

Their children were :

Elizabeth Parker ; m. Frank M. Muzzy, and resides in Chicopee.
Ralph H. Parker, b. Jan. 36, 1866. He is a letter-carrier in

Clare Parker.

Lee Raymond Parker. He is a farmer in Barre.
Birney Parker.

234. Charles Rollin Parker (Elijah,^ Elisha,^ Amos,'=
Andrew,'^ 'yohn,^ Uatianiak,^ Thomas^), son of Elijah and
Rhody (Butler) Parker, was b. in Bakersfield, Vt., Jan. 5,
1814; m. (i) July 4, 1834, Porti'^i Adelia Harmon, b. Jan.



21, 1815. He shared to a considerable extent in the arduous
and manifold privations, often severe, of those who changed
the dense forests of our country into an orchard, blossoming
like the garden of the Lord. In this school he learned those
habits of industry, economy and prudence which enabled him to
overcome the great difficulties which stood in the way of his
life's success. After his marriage he engaged in the lumber
business in Niagara County, N. Y. His company ultimately
failed and Charles R. Parker lost all his property. Penniless
and burdened with a family he commenced the study of law.
For a time he was clerk in the office of Ransom & Holmes.
After his admission to the bar he became a successful prac-
titioner of his profession and practiced in what is now the
city of Lockport, N. Y., for nearly 50 years, without a stain
upon his moral or professional character. By his industry, his
close attention to business and his economy he accumulated
not only a competence but a very considerable estate. He
was prompt in the discharge of his duties, a safe counsellor
and a trustworthy employee. Whatever he undertook was
carefully attended to and well done. He was not gifted with
eloquence, on the contrary he had an impediment in his speech
which forbid his entering into that portion of legal practice in
which lawyers are most conspicuous to the public, the trial of
litigated causes. He was content to shun the paths in which
he could not shine. He had a discriminating legal mind,
good common sense and sound judgment, and above all he
was an honest man, "The noblest work of God."

Mrs. Portia A. H. Parker d. Dec. 21, 1842, and he m. (2)
Feb. 14, 1843, her sister, Marcia Ann Harmon, b. Nov. 22,
1824, d. Oct. 10, 1845. He m. (3) Mrs. Betsey Maria
(Paige) Peckham, his cousin, of Bakersfield, Vt. She d.
May 7, 1853, and he m. (4) Nov. 10, 1853, Harriet Newhall,
b. in Conway, Mass., Dec, 1818, dau. of Daniel Newhall.
He d. May 6, 1887.

His children were :

385. Charles Fessenden Parker, b. June 6, 1836; m. (i)
Mary Dickerman of New Haven, Ct. ; (3) Kate Isadore Shipman
of Girard, Pa. ; (3) Mary F. Ball of CoJumbus, O.

Clinton Ranson Parker, b. Oct. 15, 1839; ^^- May 8, 1843.


Albert Butler Parker, b. Feb. 18, 1842 ; m. Mary Kellogg of

Leslie, Mich. Their only child was :

I. Charles Rollin Parker ; d. in South Haven, Mich., March
12, 1888, aged 8 years and 6 months.
Adelia Parker (twin of Albert), b. Feb. 18, 1842; d. 1843.
Ann Adelia Parker, b. May 8, 1845 ; d. Aug. 26, 1854.
Mary Jane Parker, b. Nov. 29, 1846 ; d. Aug. 25, 1866.

235. Cho Augusta Parker (Elijah,^ EHska,^ Amos,^
Andrew,^ yohn,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^ ), dau. of Elijah and
Rhody (Butler) Parker, was b. in Bakersfield, Vt., Aug. 10,
1815 ; m. Feb. 5, 1834, Silas Hall, b. Oct. 8, 1805, son of
Ralph and Mary Hall of Newburyport, Mass. He d. June
I, 1883.

Their children were :

1. Herman D. Hall, b. in Cambria, Dec, 1834. He is in busi-

ness in Gunnison, Col.

2. John N. Hall, b. in Pendleton, Dec, r836. He is in business

in Gunnison, Col.

3. Addison Parker Hall, b. in Pendleton, Oct., 1839; m. 1863,

Celia Warren of Tonawanda, N. Y. She d. 1880. Their
surviving children are :

I. Mary Jane Hall, b. July, 1866.

n. Addie Augusta Hall, b. Oct., 1872.

4. Caroline Augusta Hall, b. Dec, 1841 ; m. Nov. 25, 1863,

Rev. Edward Payson Marvin, a descendant of Reynold Marvin
of Lyme, Ct. They reside in Lockport, N. Y., and have four
children :

I. Cornelia Frances Marvin, b. 1864; m. Dec, 1885,
Albert McDonnell, and have a dau. :
I. Cho Augusta McDonnell, b. Feb. 2, 1888.
II. Edward Payson Marvin, Jr., b. 1868.

III. Walter Clark Marvin.

IV. William Roy Marvin.

5. Caroline A. Hall, b. Nov., 1845 ; d. May 28, 1864.

6. Charles W. Hall, b. Dec, 1848; m. May, 1876, Rachel

Cowles, and have had the following children :
I. Willis Harold Hall, b. May, 1877.

II. Charles Ralph Hall, b. 1879; d. 1883.
III. Lee Butler Hall, b. Dec, 1883.


7. Henry C. Hall, b. May, 1852; m. Sept., 1876, Addie Den-

ning. Their children are :

I. Emerson D. Hall, b. Jan., 1878.
II. Raymond Hall, b. May, 1882.

8. Alice M. Hall, b. July, 1854; in. Nov., 1879, Dr. John W.

Gorman. Their children were :
I. John Wesly Gorman, Jr., b. and d. 1882.
II. Bruce Gorman, b. June, 1883.
III. Percy Gorman, b. Sept., 1884.
.IV. Alice Gorman, b. March, 1888.

236. Caroline Miranda Parker (Elijah,'' EHsha,^
A^nosy> Andrew,^ yokn,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), dau. of Elijah
and Rhody (Butler) Parker, was b. in Bakersfield, Vt.,
March 16, 1818 ; m. June 17, 1840, Stephen Decatur Scovell,
whose mother was Annah Saxe, descended from the House of
Saxe-Coburg, Germany. He was first cousin to John G.
Saxe, the poet. They settled in Vermontville, Mich., where

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