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he d. Jan., 1850. She m. (2) June 18, 185 1, Argalus Sprague
of Vermontville, where they reside.

Her children were :

1. JosiAH T. Scovell, b. July 29, 1841 ; tn. Dec. 25, 1877, Joanna

Jameson of Lafayette, Ind. He was 20 years a professor in
the State Normal School at Terra Haute, Ind. He is a doctor
by profession and is now practicing in Terra Haute. Ghildren :
I. Gada M. Scovell, b. Jan. 4, 1879.

II. Ralph R. Scovell, b. June 24, 1884.
III. Robert Scovell, b. Aug. 11, 1887.

2. Augusta A. Scovell, b. July 18, 1843 ; d. Jan. iS, 1869.



William P. Scovell, b. June i, 1846; d. Feb. 16, 1848.
Alice L. Scovell, b. April 29, 184S ; d. Feb. 28, 1852.
Amanda G. Sprague, b. Oct. 26, 1853.

Ernest E. Sprague, b. Aug. 7, 1855 ; m. Ezra Potter of Ver-
montville, Mich. They have two sons :
I. George Glare Sprague, b. June 21, 1884.
II. Milton W. Sprague, b. Aug. 11, 1886.
Frederic P. Sprague, b. Nov. 7, 185S ; m. Garrie Sackett.
Their children are :

I. Augusta Scovell Sprague, b. Sept. 24, 1879.
II. Lelia Sprague, b. May 18, 18S1.
III. Rollin Argalus Sprague, b. Dec. 18, 1882.



350 PARKER GENEALOGY.

237. Isaac Butler Parker (Elijah;' Elisha,^ Amos,^
Andrew ^^ "John; Hananiah; Thomas^), son of Elijah and
Rhody (Butler) Parker, was b. in Bakersfield, Vt., Nov. 19,
1827; m. Oct., 185 1, Clarissa Gillett of Youngstown, N. Y.
He was a lawyer and had just settled at Marshalltown, la.,
when he d. Dec. 26, 1862.

Their children were :

Edward Gillett Parker, b. in Warsaw, 111., Dec. 11, 1S52 ; m.
(i) Oct. 18, 1S82, Tryphenia Pierson, b. i860. She d. Feb. 12,
18S5, and he m. (2) March 8, 1888, Elizabeth Kane of Canan-
daigua, N. Y., b. Sept. 3, 1854. He is continuing the law office
of his uncle, C. R. Parker, Esq.

Willis Frederick Parker, b. in Mitchell, la., April 2, 1859. He
is a lawyer in Helena, Col.

Clara Amanda Parker, b. in Mitchell, la., June 22, 1861. She
is a teacher in Oneida, N. Y.

238. Frederic Deforest Parker (Elijah; EHsha,^
Amos; Andrew; John; Hananiah; Thotnas^), son of Elijah
and Rhody (Butler) Parker, was b. in Lewiston, N. Y., Aug.
10, 1830; m. in Battle Creek, Mich., Dec, 1854, Helen
Nickols. He d. Nov., 1856.

Their son was :

Frederick B. Parker, b. Dec, 1855 ; m. Jan. 5, 1881, in Brook-
lyn, N. Y., Jennie Sarle. He d. in Maker, Col., Dec. 11, 18S8,
and she d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 12, 1888. Their son was :
I. Howard Sarle Parker, b. Jan., 1882.

239. Rebecca Ann Parker (Jonas; Elisha; Amos;
Andrew; John; Hananiah; Thomas^)., dau. of Jonas and
Lima (Freeman) Parker, was b. in Bakersfield, Vt., Sept.
29, 1825 ; m. Sept. i, 1848, Langdon A. Marshall, and lived
in E. Brookfield, Vt., until her death, which occurred April 5,
1888. He d. April 8, 1890.

Their children were :

I. Eugene Langdon Marshall, b. Aug. 6, 1850; m. Aug. 19,
1873, Alma Reed. He d. Aug. 2, 1880. Children:
I. Anna Emily Marshall, b. July 12, 1877.
II. Eugene Langdon Marshall, b. March ro. 1879.



PARKER GENEALOGY. 35 I

2. Lima Matilda Marshall, b. Nov. 2, 1858 ; m. April 14,

1S79, Eugene V. Price, and have one dau. :
I. Lima Marcia Price, b. Sept. 7, 1883.

3. Minnie Sprague Marshall, b. Sept. 21, 1879.

240. Joshua Freeman Parker (Jonas,^ EHsha,^
Amo's,5 Andrew,^ John,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), son of Jonas
and Lima (Freeman) Parker, was b. in Bakersfield, Vt.,
Sept. 23, 1827; m. April 7, 1853, Caroline D. Seabury.
They reside in Moretown, Vt.

Their child was :
George L. Parker, b. in Moretown, Vt., March 11, 1866.

241. John Cortland Parker ( Jonas, t Eliska,^ Amos, ^
Andrew,^ yohn,^ Hananiah,'^ Thomas^), son of Jonas and
Lima (Freeman) Parker, was b. in Bakersfield, Vt., March
15, 1831 ; m. (i) May 3, 1857, Oliva M. Wheeler of Walling-
ford, Vt. She d. and he m. (2) July 8, 1863, Abigail P.
Wheeler of Wallingford.

His children were :
Franklin J. Parker, b. Nov. 30, 1858; m. (i) Oct. 29, 1870,

Mary Hathaway of East Montpelier, Vt. She d. and he m. (2)

March 17, 1875, Elia Bennett of Calais, Vt.
Carrie O. Parker, b. Oct. 7, 1864.

243. Frederick A. Parker (Austin,^ Nahum,^ Amos,s
Andrew,^ John,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), son of Austin and
Susan (Martin) Parker, was b. in Westmoreland, N. H.,
1822 ; m. Clara M. Hyland, b. in Westmoreland. He resides
in Gardner, where he is a mechanic.

Their children were :

Frank F. Parker. He resides in Gardner, unm.
Marion M. Parker.
Child, unnamed, b. and d.

244. George Washington Parker (Amos A., 7
Nahum,^ Amos,^ Andrew,'' John,T> Hananiah,^ Thomas'),
son of Col. Amos A. and Miranda (Sanders) Parker, was b.
in Concord, N. H., Aug. 14, 1824; m. Oct. 26, 1848, Julia A.
Deeth, b. Nov. 2, 1828, dau. of Lyman and Julia (Chapin)



352 PARKER GENEALOGY.

Deeth. He was for a long time station agent at Fitzwilliam,
N. H. They reside in Halifax, Mass.

Their children were :

Ellen Miranda Parker, b. in Fitzwilliam, July 17, 1849; '^•
in Fitzwilliam, Jime 20, 1871, Herbert C. Keith, b. in E. Bridge-
water, Oct. 18, 184S, son of Freedom and Minerva (Holmes)
Keith. They reside in E. Bridgewater.

386. Daniel Deeth Parker, b. in Fitzwilliam, June 29, 1851 ;
m. Abby S. Holmes of Halifax, Mass.

387. George Amos Parker, b. in Fitzwilliam, April 28, 1853;
m. Jennie W. Richardson of Halifax, Mass.

388. Caroline Sanders Parker, b. in Fitzwilliam, May 30,
1855 ; m. Benjamin F. Thrasher of Halifax, Mass.

Julia Frances Parker, b. in Fitzwilliam, April 28, 1861 ; m.
Feb. 22, 1890, Edward Heywood Sawin of Gardner, Mass., b.
Feb. 25, 1829, son of Levi Heywood and Lucy (Putnam) Sawin
of Gardner. She graduated from Smith College, Northampton,
Mass., in the class of '83.

245. Andrew Parker (Amos A.,^ Nahum,^ Amos,^
Andrezv,^ yo/in,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), son of Col. Amos A.
and Miranda (Sanders) Parker, was b. in New Market, N.
H., March 2, 1828; m. Feb. 12, 1851, Laura S. Morse, b.
May 2, 1829, dau. of Isaac and Frances (Stevens) Morse of
Winchendon. They reside in Brookl}^, N. Y. They have
no children.

246. Miranda Sanders Parker (Amos A.,'' Nahum,^
Amosy> Andrew,^ yoh)i,^ Hanajiiah,^ Tho)nas^), dau. of Col.
Amos A. and Mary (McClary) Parker, was b. June 10, 1829 ;
m. June, 1855, Anson Burt Smith of Fitzwilliam, b. July 25,
1825. He was a prominent merchant in Winchendon for
many years, where he d. Oct. 18, 1888. She resides in Win-
chendon.

Their children were :

1. Frederick Parker Smith, b. Aug. 4. 1859; m. June 4, 1884,

H. Isabel Snelling of Boston. She d. May 19, 1888, and he
now resides in Boston.

2. Charles H. Smith, b. July 26, and d. Aug. 6, 1S60.

3. Herbert Anson Smith, b. Oct. 25, 1861 ; d. Feb. 28, 1875.



PARKER GENEALOGY. 353

247. Charles Henry Parker (Amos A.,^ Nahum,^
Amos,^ Andrezv,^ yohn,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^ ), son of Amos
A. and Mary (McClary) Parker, was b. in Amesbury, Mass.,
Sept., 1833; m. Nov. 23, 1859, Jane S- Ballon, b. June 17,
1836, d. Jan. 6, 1862, dau. of James and Polly (Handy)
Ballon of Richmond, N. H. He enlisted in the loth N. H.
regiment in 1861. After a service of nine months he d. at
Beute La Rosse, La., and was there buried.

Their dau. was :
Ada Parker, b. Nov. 5, i860. She resides in Keene, N. H.

248. John McClary Parker (Amos A.,^ Nahnm,^
Amosy> Andrew,^ yohn,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), son of Amos
A. and Mary (McClary) Parker, was b. in Kingston, N. H.,
Sept. 17, 1836; m. (i) Oct. 17, 1865, Catharine A. Adams,
b. June 25, 1840, d. March 19, 1869, dau. of Capt. Jonathan
S. and Abigail (Tower) Adams; m. (2) Sept. 21, 1870,
Abbie H. Kimball, b. Jan. 10, 1838, dau. of John and Jane
S. (Richardson) Kimball.

He enlisted in the 3rd N. H. Reg. in July, 1861, and served
constantly three years and three months, until toward the close
of the war. The losses of this regiment ranked among those
of the State next to the 5th. He was in the sieging of Fort
Wagner, was before Petersburgh, Drewrey's Bluff, Secession-
ville, S. C, and in man}' other important engagements. He
was promoted from private to orderly sergeant, second lieuten-
ant, first lieutenant, adjutant and sometimes led the company
as captain. Mr. Parker has been several years moderator of
the town meetings of Fitzwilliam, like his father and grand-
father before him, the three generations making a total of over
30 years. He has been for many years a merchant in Fitz-
william, where they reside.

His children were :
Helen Adams Parker, b. Aug. 6, 1866.
Francis Richardson Parker, b. July 19, 1873.

249. Alfred A. Parker (Ephraim,^ Nahum,^ Amos,^
Andreza,^ John^^ Hananiah,^ Thomas'^), son of Capt. Ephraim
and Lucy (Stone) Parker, was b. in New Boston (part of

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354



PARKER GENEALOGY.



Winchendon), Mass., 1823; m. in Orange, March 30, 1857,
Frances A. Whipple of Orange, b. Sept. 19, 1834, ^' Nov.
6, 1891, dau. of John Rice and Martha (Holbrook) Whipple.
While still young he removed in 1838 to St. Louis, Mo., where
he became engaged in mercantile pursuits. He removed in
1864 from St. Louis to Orange, Mass., where he now resides,
and where he has been engaged in mercantile business up to
the present time.

Their children were :
Alfred Whipple Parker, b. in St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 22, 1859; d.

in Orange, Dec. 17? 1887.
John Rice Parker, b. in Orange, Sept. 9, 1861 ; m. Jan. i, 1887;

d. Dec. 19, 1889, without issue.
Mary Powers Parker, b. in Orange, March 14, 1865.
Martha Frances Parker, b. in Orange, Dec. 6, 1867.

250. Edward Nelson Parker (Epiraim.'i Nahum,^
Amos,5 Andrew,'^ 'Joh^i,^ Hanamah,^ Thomas^), son of Capt.
Ephraim and Lucy (Stone) Parker, was b. in Marlow, N. H.,
April 7, 1822; m. in St. Louis, Feb. 7, 1848, Louisa Moore
Lackland, b. in Frederickton, Md., Feb. 6, 1826, dau. of
Dennis and Eliza Lackland. She d. Nov. 12, 1869.

Edward N. Parker came to St. Louis about 1843 and
engaged in the business of merchant tailoring and gentlemen's
furnishing goods. After the death of his wife he went to
Washington, Mo., and was editor of the Franklin County
Observer until shortly before his death, which occurred April
28, 1881, of pneumonia, and he was buried in Washington.

Their children, all b. in St. Louis, were :
Eva Louisa Parker, b. Dec. 28, 1849 > ^- Sept. 10, 1850.

389. Dennis Lackland Parker, b. April 28, 1S51.
Margaret Ann Parker, b. Oct. 22, 1852 ; d. Nov. 4, 1854.

390. Margaret Ann Parker, b. Aug. 31, 1854.

391. Lulu Louisa Parker, b. Oct. 25, 1856.

Edward Nelson Parker, b. Dec. 10, 1859; ^- J"'^^ 6' i860.
Mary Susannah Parker, b. April 21, i860. She resides in Balti-
more, Md., unm.

251. Charles Adams Parker (Efhraim;< Nahum,^
Amos,^ Andrew,'^ 'John,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), son of Capt.
Ephraim and Lucy (Stone) Parker, was b. in Fitzwilliam, N.



PARKER GENEALOGY. 355

H., 1833. Lived in St. Louis and Rock Island, where he
was in the mercantile business. From Rock Island he went to
California. He later became editor and publisher of a daily
paper in Virginia City, Nevada. He was president and treas-
urer of various mining companies. In 1882, when last heard
from, he was at White Pine Mines in Nevada, unmarried. It
is supposed that he is not living.

252. Horace Milton Parker (Efhraim.i Nahum^^
Amos,^ Andrew,'^ yohn,^ Hanamah,^ Thomas^), son of Capt.
Ephraim and Lucy (Stone) Parker, was b. in Fitzwilliam, N.
H., 1835. He went to St. Louis and also engaged in the
mercantile business in Illinois and Sulphur Springs, Mo. He
was twice married. Both wives are deceased, leaving no chil-
dren.

253. Eliza Ann Parker (Efhraim.i JVahum,^ Amos,5
Andrew,'^ John^^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), dau. of Capt. Ephraim
and Lucy (Stone) Parker, was b. in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 1838 :
m. in St. Louis, Jan. 6, 1852, Lucas C. Topping, b. in Chat-
ham, Mass., 1823, son of John and Patience Topping. He
has been a merchant in St. Louis. They now reside in
Wichita, Kan., where he is a wholesale lumber dealer.

Their son is :
I. Charles Parker Topping, b. in St. Louis, Oct. 5, 1863.

254. Janette Frances Parker (Efhraim.'J JVakum,^
Amos,^ Andrew,'' 'John,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), dau. of Capt.
Ephraim and Lucy (Stone) Parker, was b. in Ashby, Mass.,
1840; m. Marshall Thayer of Springfield, Mass.

Their dau. was :
I. Grace Thayer, who is m. and is living in Boston.

255. Thomas Maxwell Parker (^imcy,^ Ebenezer,^
Thomas,^ Audrezv,^ yo/m,^ Hananiah,'^ Thomas^), son of
Quincy and Patience (Brooks) Parker, was b. in Princeton,
April 26, 1803 ; m. Aug. 9, 1829, in Providence, R. I., Esther
Cole Luther, b. Aug. 4, 1802, d. Nov. 27, 1845, dau. of
Mary and Theophilus Luther of Swansea, Mass. They re-
sided in Providence, where he d. Dec. 9, 1884.



356 PARKER GENEALOGY.

Their children were :

Frances Maria Parker, b. April 27, 1830 ; m. Feb., 1861, Edward
S. McCashland. She d. June 12, 1862, at Newtown, 111.

Helena Augusta Parker, b. Oct. 18, 1832 ; m. Jan. 18, 1853,
William Eddy of Providence, R. I., b. Jan. 17, 1823. They
reside in Providence.

392. Benjamin Thomas Parker, b. March 22, 1836; m. Char-
lotte A. Saunders of Augusta, Me.

Esther Louisa Parker, b. Feb. 18, 1838 ; d. July 10, 1839.

256. Joseph Brooks Parker ( jitney, ^ Ehenezer,^
Thomas,^ Andrew,"^ yohn,^ Hananiak,^ Thomas^), son of
Quincy and Patience (Brooks) Parker, was b. in Princeton,
July 31, 1805; m. Oct. 16, 1833, Mary Ann Morgan, b. in
Brimfield, Dec. 28, 1809, dau. of Calvin and Polly (Forbush)
Morgan. He settled in the house which he built for himself
in W. Boylston, which stands near the grist-mill at the junct-
ion of the roads. He was a true and active student in the
teachings of Christ and a devoted follower of Him, his Master.
In July, 1835, h^ w^s chosen deacon of the Orthodox Con-
gregational Church in W. Boylston. He later removed to
Clinton, residing near the depot in the house which his family
still occupy and where he d. His widow survives.

Aside from his home training, his early education was
limited to the common district school of his town. At the
age of 15 he was apprenticed to Joel Howe, a blacksmith of
Princeton, with whom he remained six years. Completing
his apprenticeship he entered the machine shop of Samuel
Flagg of Oakdale. In this position he developed at once an
uncommon tact for his new employment, for within a year
he was appointed foreman of the shop, on account of which
some of the senior workmen refusing to work under so young
a man resigned ; but his apparent ability as a mechanic held
for him his position and his manly demeanor won back his
disaffected shopmates and made them ever after his true and
faithful friends. His engagement with Mr. Flagg terminat-
ing he commenced the machine business on his own account,
occupying the shop formerly occupied by Mr. Flagg. Mean-
while, E. B. Bigelow, then of W. Boylston, and since so dis-
tinguished as an inventor, had conceived the idea of building



1»ARKER GENEALOGY. 357

a loom for weaving counterpanes. In his struggle to bring
forth the invention he sought the aid of Deacon Parker. The
coming together of these two men resulted in the formation
of a company to complete the undertaking and put the loom
in operation. The company consisted of E. B. Bigelow,
Dea. Parker and Eli Holbrook, all young men of about the
same age. This loom, however, was not a success. The
company wanting means to carry on the work further the
enterprise was for a time abandoned, though they full}^ be-
lieved in the final success of the work. From this the inven-
tive genius of E. B. Bigelow was turned to his coach lace
loom, which at once came to better results. This loom was
built by Dea. Parker and put in operation at Shirley Village,
and later was removed to Clinton. In 1840 Dea. Parker
removed his business to Providence, R. I. The success of
the Messrs. Bigelow being assured, they, with others, formed
a company, purchased the water power in Clinton, built a
machine shop and made extensive preparations for operating
their new inventions. After the trial of other machinists to
build their machinery the Bigelows again sought the aid of
Dea. Parker. He came from Providence to Clinton and
was put in charge of the new machine shop built by the
Clinton Company. This new position brought more fully his
mechanical ability to the test. Following the coach lace loom
came the reconstruction of the counterpane looms then run-
ning, but which had not done satisfactory work. These were
all rebuilt, resulting in the manufacture of a much improved
fabric. Following these were the gingham and Brussels
carpet looms, each of which was the_^rs^ loom of its kind ever
in operation. All these were made under Dea. Parker's
supervision. All were new, there being no models to work
from or workmen experienced in that line of machinery build-
ing. Everything was wrought out step by step without the
suggestion or the aid of others. In the coach lace loom was
found the germ of the Brussels carpet loom which was brought
to its present state of perfection only by the protracted study
of years. To invent or make such a masterpiece of machinery
is honor enough for any man and justly entitles him to lasting
fame. The idea of a machine being given him he could make



358 PARKER GENEALOGY.

it, which oftener than otherwise is the most difficuh part to
perform. In 185 1 Dea. Parker went to England to superin-
tend the setting up of Brussels carpet looms. He returned
after eight months. Soon after he built a manufactory in Clin-
ton. His business at once increased ; the machine shop was
doubly enlarged and under his management it became an
important business interest of Clinton, and it is still conducted
under the name of The J. B. Parker Machine Co. His strong
points as a man of business were his strength and clearness of
mind. These were seen in everything. United with his intense
application this quality was invaluable to him as a machinist.
He was a man of superior judgment. This also appeared in
all matters of every-day life. He was every man's counsellor
though he never wore a title. In his business few men were
his equal as a judge of machinery. Young men esteemed it
a privilege to be taught the trade of a machinist by him. His
ideal of a machine was perfection. Great care was taken to
make every machine perfect. Nothing was allowed to leave
his shop that was not so. This had much to do with his suc-
cess in after life. His attention to all the details of his busi-
ness was unremitting. He trusted nothing to others. And as
it was continuously on the increase it was almost a matter of
necessity that he be more and more industriously occupied
with its cares and management. In the summer of 1859 ^^
and his family spent a day at the seashore in York, Me.,
which up to that time was the only holiday of the kind he had
enjoyed. Few men are identified with the almost model town
of Clinton more than Dea. Parker. In the variety and extent
of his manufactures, in its rapid growth and continued pros-
perity he took a constant and bore a conspicuous part. And
could the town be photographed in its moral as well as in its
material aspects it would appear that he was even more an
important factor in it. A man of clear head, sound judgment
and Christian character that always commanded respect and
confidence. He with others did the most valuable pioneer
service in laying the foundations of the moral and religious
institutions of the town. He exerted a strong influence over
young men and by his counsel and example was most useful
in aiding them to make a good start in life. Though suffi-



PARKER GENEALOGY. 359

ciently conservative he was a man of reform, always headed
in the right direction, always standing for the best things, no
man ever doubting how he would talk or what he would do
when the common good was at stake.

Their children were :
Mary Isadore Parker, b. in W. Boylston, Oct. 7, 1836; d. in

Lancaster, July 14, 1845.
Henrietta Eveline Parker, b. in Lancaster, Sept. 5, 1841 ; d,

in Lancaster, July i, 1843.
Mary Isadore Parker, b. in Lancaster, June 6, 1844 ; resides with

her mother in Clinton.
393. Henrietta Eveline Parker, b. in Lancaster, July 29,

1847 ; m. Charles Murdock of W. Boylston.

257. William Eaton Parker (^uncy,^ Ebeneze?-,^
Thomas,^ Andrew,'^ yohn,^ Uanamak,^ Thomas^), son of
Quincy and Patience (Brooks) Parker, was b. in Princeton,
June 6, 1808. He was very fond of travel and adventure.
He went West, locating finally in Columbus, O., where he m.

Unfortunately little is known of this family. His life was
doubtless an active and interesting one, worthy of longer inser-
tion here, if the facts could only be ascertained. He had
several children, of whom a daughter is supposed to be living.
Two of his children died of scarlet fever, and William Parker,
his son, was killed in the war of the Rebellion. He, the son,
joined McClellan's army and was killed at the battle of the
Wilderness, where he was fighting in the foremost ranks.

Priscilla Elvira Parker (see page 213), (^lincy.i
Ebenezer,^ Thomas y- Andrew ^'^ yohn,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^),
dau. of Quincy and Patience (Brooks) Parker, was b. in
Princeton, April 26, 1809. She was teacher in the High
School, Providence, R. 1. She was a very kind hearted and
worthy lady. For many years before her death she kindly
assumed the care of the children of her then deceased sister,
Mrs. Eunice Herrick. She d. Nov. 6, 1872, aged 6-^, and
was buried in the family grave-yard at Princeton.

259. Ira Parker (^cmcy,^ Ebenezer,^ Thomas y^ Andrew,^
yohn,^ Hanamah,^ Thotnas^), son of Quincy and Patience
(Brooks) Parker, was b. in Princeton, April 16, 1814; m.



360 PARKER GENEALOGY.

Maria Haskell, dau. of Moses and Kezia (Warner) Haskell
of Providence, R. I., the latter being of the Warner family of
Seekonk, Mass. He was a very industrious, hard-working
man ; like his family was a good mechanic and enjoyed agri-
culture as a recreation. He d. in Ashburnham.

Their children were :

Hannibal Parker ; d. young.

394. Charles Hannibal Parker, b. March 22, 1839; m. Abby
J. Rockwood of Ashburnham.

Gilbert J. Parker ; d. young.

395. Alfred Wright Parker, b. June 5, 1844 ; m. Clara Hallet
of Yarmouthport.

396. Julia Maria Parker ; m. Edward Saftbrd.
Josephine R. Parker ; deceased.

397. Frank Herbert Parker, b. in E. Boston, July 24, 1852 ;
m. Marietta Story of Newburyport.

260. Eliza Parker (^uncy,^ Ebenezer,^ Thomas,^
Andrew,"^ John,^ Hanamah,^ Thomas^), dau. of Quincy and
Patience (Brooks) Parker, was b. in Princeton, Oct. 20,
1815 ; m. in Providence, R. I., Dec. 16, 1840, Jonas Hunt,
b. in Boylston, April 29, 1810, son of David and Nancy (Cut-
ting) Hunt of Boylston. They removed to Clinton, where
he was a machinist, and where he d. Aug. 20, 1892. She
d. April 20, 1892, the last survivor of her family of 13 children.
David Hunt of Boylston was b. in Sudbury, Feb. 12, 1784.
Nancy Cutting was b. in Boylston, July 30, 1784. William
Hunt was the first of the name in New England. He was b.
in 1605 : came from Yorkshire, Eng., and settled early in
Concord, Mass. From him was descended Isaac of Sudbury,
Isaac, Isaac, Isaac, then Uriah of Boylston, who was the
father of David above mentioned.

Their children were :

I. Elizabeth Laroche Hunt, b. in Providence, R. I., Oct. 14,
1842 ; m. in Clinton, Oct. 2, 1873, Salem Wilder of Sterling,
b. in Templeton, Aug. 30, 1842, son of Thomas W. and
Martha B. Wilder. They reside in Clinton, where he is a
belt maker. Their dau. is :
I. Ethel Louise Wilder, b. in Clinton, Jan. i, 1879.



PARKER GENEALOGY. 361

2. Hanford Lavier Hunt, b. in Clinton, May 12, 1846; m. in

Southbridge, Aug. 26, 1874, Flora Booth, b. in Baldwins-
ville, N. Y., March 27, 1849, dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth
Booth. He is a clothing merchant in Willimantic, Ct., where
they reside. Their children were :

I. Harry L. Hunt, b. in Willimantic, Nov. 12, 1877.
II. Willie B. Hunt, b. March 13, 1880; d. Aug. 10, 1886.

3. Alice Louise Hunt, b. in Clinton, Oct. 16, 1848. She is a

teacher of art in Ann Arbor, Mich.

4. Mary Emma Hunt, b. in Clinton, Dec. 29, 1854; m. June 22,

1882, Eben H. Bailey, son of Oliver and Judith (Howe)
Bailey of Rowley, Mass. They reside in Boston.

261. Sally Parker (^imcy,^ Ebenezer,^ Thomas^^
Andrew,'' JohnJ> Hanamah,^ Thomas^), dau. of Quincy and
Patience (Brooks) Parker, was b. in Princeton, March i,
1817 ; m. Sept. 28, 1847, George Brown Thomas of Provi-
dence, R. I. They settled on the west side of that city. He
was a member of the old firm of "Thomas and Co.," tailors,
and d. Feb. 18, 1875. Owing to her excellent memory and
regard for her family many interesting items and important
dates have been added to this genealogy. She resides on
Warren Street, Providence, with her dau. and son-in-law,
John Davis.



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