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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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One womans saddle 30/ one mans Do. 12/ Pillion 6/
Saddle bag 12/ Bridles and Sirsingle 12/ and three
mealbags 4/ 3-16-00

Three old Bibles with a number of other Books JC2-36/ 3-16-00

Timber on hand £3-4-6. The one half of a Cyder mill

£2-5-0. 5-09-06

Meet in the tub £2-10-0 Grain on hand 12/4. Malt T/^)- 3-09-10
seven wheels partly made 27/ four Sets of Irons for
Linen wheels 8/ and three Sets of Screwcutters with
the other Shop tools £11-12-0 13-07-00

Carts & wheels 30/ two plows 2^/ ox yoke 5/ horse 3-00-00
tackier 19/6 Sled 2/ Sickels 2/ Iron forks 5/ Raks 1-08-06
3/10 Grass Cythes and tackier 10/2 Grindston 6/ 1-00-02
and Crosscut Saw 4/6. 4-06"


Other items accompany the inventory, among them being
a score of notes receivable, making a sum total of £468-135.-
id.-3far., a verv respectable estate for his time. It was
appraised by Isaac Toby, Joel Bent and Timothy Hastings.

From a family record is copied the following :
"The Division of the Estate of Dea. Andrew Parker of Barre.
I St — The widows thirds to Mrs. Mary Parker. The remainder to
be divided into five parts —

One Part to Capt. Smith.
One Part to Mrs. Tobey.
One Part to Capt. Nathan Allen.
One Part to Sally Mayhevv.
One Part to Artemas Parker."

The first two children were born in Lexington, remainder
in Barre. The following is copied from the deacon's diary
verbatim :

" My Daughter Rhoda. born on y" 19 day of June 1760, about eleven

oclock forenoon.
" My Daughter Abigail, born on the 29 day of January 1763, about

r2 oclock davtime.
" My Daughther Sally, born y" 17 day of March 1765, at one oclock

"My Daughter Bettey, born the 13 day of January, 1766, about 4

oclock afternoon.'"

Artemas Parker, by his 2nd wife Mary, b. Aug. 5, 1786, thus 20
years junior to his last sister.

His five children all lived to maturity and married.

35. Rhoda Parker, m. Capt. Joseph Smith of Barre.

36. Abigail Parker, m. Nathan Allen of Barre.

37. Sally Parker, m. Jonathan Mayhevv of Phillipston.

38. Bettey Parker, m. Paul Tobey.

39. Artemas Parker, m. Spaulding.

13. Keziah Parker (Andrew,* yohn,^ Hanuniah,^
Thomas'), dau. of Andrew and Sarah (Whitney) Parker, bap.
in Lexington. June i, 1740; m. June 21, 1759, Joseph ^Vyman
of Lunenburg. Her intention of marriage is recorded upon the


records of Lunenburg with date " May y® 4th Anno Domini
1759," ^° Silas Wyman, brother of Joseph, but she m. in June,
Joseph Wyman. She removed to Lunenburg, where her
husband was an active man. He was a farmer, and she
lived in Lunenburg until her death, which occurred Aug. 7,
1776. He was b. in Woburn, Oct. 27, 1734, son of John and
Rebecca, who with their family settled in Lunenburg. This
John^ was son of Johns and Rebecca of Woburn, who was son
of John^ and grandson of John", a Lieut, and tanner in Woburn,
the originator of the line in America. Joseph Wyman m. 2nd
Sarah Allen.

Their children were :

David Wyman, b. at Lunenburg, April 29, 1762.
Joseph Wyman, b. at Lunenburg, April 3, 1764.
Oi.ivER Wyman, b. at Lunenburg, March 26, 1766.
Thomas Wyman, b. at Lunenburg, Sept. 27, 1768.
Sarah Wyman, b. at Lunenburg, Feb. 37, 177^ •
John Wyman, b. at Lunenburg, Oct. 14, 1760.
Elizabeth Wyman, b. at Lunenburg, Nov. 10, i773-

14. Anna Parker (^^^5^/2,+ yohn,^Hanamah,^ Thomas^),
b. in Lexington, Sept. 9, 1719, dau. of Josiah and Anna (Stone)
Parker, m. in Lexington, Nov. 6, 1737, Benjamin Smith, Jr.,
b. in Lexington, July 20, 1714, son of Benjamin and Martha
(Comee) Smith.* Benjamin, Jr., was the road surveyor.
She d. a widow in Waltham, June 10, 1768. Benjamin, Sr.,
was for a long time very popular with the townsmen, being
often elected to public office. He was 12 years on the board
of selectmen. He was the son of Thomas and this Thomas
was the son of Thomas who was born in England and came
to this country in 1635 with his father John. The original
ancestry is found to be the same as that of Jonas Smith of
Waltham, who m. 1775, Mary Parker of Lexington and settled
in Princeton.

*The Smith family was at the outset so common in all settlements as to
make it a difficult task for the genealogist, but through continued research
much has been effected in this line. The best authority, and to whom we are
the most indebted for the work, is the compiler of the Watertotvn Genealo-
sries. The writer is indebted to Hudson's History of Lexington for much re-
garding the issues of the Smith and Monroe families which now follow.


Their children were :

1. Solomon Smith, b. Oct. 27, 1738; d. April 16, 1741.

2. Benjamin Smith, b. March 7, 1741 ; m. Mary Lee. They

were admitted to the Church in Lexington, June 24, 1768.
They had the following children b. in Lexington :
I. Anna Smith, b. April 2, 1770; m. Abijah Wyman of

II. Benjamin Smith, b. Sept. i, 1774. He went to Town-
send. There he m. a Turner. He was killed by tlie
upsetting of a cart.
III. David Smith, b. Sept. 29, 1776. He went to Ashby
and m. a Foster.

3. Anna Smith, b. March 31, 1743; m. William Monroe, b. in

Lexington, Oct. 28, 1742, son of William and vSarah (Mason)
Monroe. She was a lady of great worth, which was well
reciprocated by her husband. Her choice was one of the
most esteemed and prominent men of hardy Lexington — Col.
William Monroe. Six children were born unto them, after
which she d. Jan. 2, 1781, aged 38. William Monroe was
orderly sergeant of Capt. Parker's Co. in 1775 ; it was under
him that the guard was posted at Mr. Clarke's house on the
evening of the i8th of April, 1775 ; and he paraded the men on
the common the next morning in the ver\- face of British
troops. The services which he performed in the opening of
the Revolution were followed up by other services in the
progress of the war. He was a lieutenant in the Northern
army at the taking of Burgoyne in 1777. He was a prominent
citizen and filled important town offices. He was selectman
nine years and represented the town two years. He was a
colonel in the militia and marched towards Springfield during
Shays' rebellion, but the dispersement of the insurgents en-
abled him to return home in a short time. Col. Monroe kept
the public house long known as the Monroe Tavern. This
is an important relic of the many historical preservations of
Lexington. The house was built before 1700 and looks well
to-day. Here the British regaled themselves, and committed
many outrages on the 19th of April ; here they shot down in
cold blood John Raymond, who was about leaving the house;
here Gen. Washington dined in 1789, when he visited tlie first
battle-field of the Revolution, and here the house is well pre-
served to-day and still occupied by descendants of the Monroe
family, who cordially show the old portion of the tavern to all


interested in its history.* An excellent steel portrait of Col.
William Monroe is given in Hudson's Histor}' of Lexington.
He d. Oct. 30, 1837, aged 85. The Monroes of Lexington
did all they coidd to help the struggling colonies and gained
a well-earned renown. Col. William was brother to Capt.
Edmund Monroe of Col. Bigelow's regiment, and he served
all through the war until the battle of Monmouth, where he
was killed. They were sons of William and Sarah (Mason)
Monroe. The latter William was son of Ensign William
Monroe, son of William Monroe from Scotland, the ancestor
of all the Monroes of Lexington. Their children were:

1. William Monroe, b. May 28, 1768; m. Susan B.
Grinnell of New Bedford. He was killed at Rich-
mond, Va., by the upsetting of a stage in 1814.
II. Anna Monroe, b. May 9, 1771 ; m. Sept. 20, 1798,
Rev. William Muzzy of Sullivan, N. H. She d. in
Lexington, 1S50, aged 70. He was graduated at Har-
vard College 1793, and was ordained at Sullivan, N.
H., Feb. 7, 1798. He left in 1828 and returned to
Lexington with his family, where he d. April 16, 1835.
They had five children b. in Sullivan, two of whom d.
in 1814 of the spotted fever. Their children were:

1. William Muzzy, b. June 30, 1804; lived in Philadelphia.

2. Emily Muzzy, b. Nov., 1800; d. unm.

3. Abby Ann Muzzy, b. June 15, 1806; m. Dea. William Brig-

ham and resided in Lexington. Their only child was
Laura Muzzy Brigham, b. July 20, 1836.

III. Sarah Monroe, b. Oct. 21, 1773; m. Jonathan

Wheelock of Concord. She d. aged about 77.

IV. LuciNDA Monroe, b. April 9, 1776; d. unm. June 2,

1863, aged S^.
V. Jonas Monroe, b. June 11, 1778; m. March 17, 1814,
Abigail C. Smith, dau. of Joseph and Lucy (Stone)
Smith, descendant of the ancient Smith line of Lexing-
ton. Jonas Monroe was a lieutenant in the LTnited

*At the old Monroe Tavern there wei-e exhibited on Nov. 5, 1889, the looth
anniversary of Washington's visit to Lexington, many articles of historic
interest. Among the articles shown was the wedding furniture of William
and Anna Monroe, to wit : Round mahogany table, two arm chairs, looking
glass, hat tree, britannia teapot, spinning-wheel, rush-bottomed chair, pewter
candlestick, copper sauce pan, block used during Revolution for stamping
fabrics, iron fire-dogs, warming-pan, "loggerheads" for making flip, lemon
squeezer for making punch.


States Dragoons in 1807, resigned his commission, and
on the breaking out of the War of 181 2 was com-
missioned as lieutenant of infantry and was engaged for
a short time in the recruiting service. He kept the
"Monroe Tavern," and was extensively and favorably
known to the travelling public. He was drowned at
Somerville, while bathing, July 2, i860, aged 82. His
widow d. April 4, 1861 , aged 68. Their children were :

1. William Henry Monroe, b. March 2, 1815. He is doing busi-

ness in Philadelphia.

2. Harriet Monroe, b. Nov. 25, i8i6. ' She is unm.

3. Abby Smith Monroe, b. Aug. 28, 1819; d. Dec. 21, 1822.

4. James S. Monroe, b. June 6, 1824; m. Alice B. Phmney. He

resided in Lexington and had three sons.

VI. Edmund Monroe, b. Oct. 29, 1780; m. (i) Harriett

Downes, (2) Lydia Downes, (3) Sophia Sewall. He

was a broker in Boston. He d. April 17, 1865.

Martha Smith, b. April 19, 1745 ; m. May 27, 1771, Ebenezer

Monroe, b. Nov. 15, 1744, son of Robert and Anna (Stone)

Monroe. The father, Robert, was a soldier in the French

War ; was the standard bearer at the taking of Louisburg in

1758, and was also in the service in 1762. He was ensign in

Capt. Parker's Co., and fell, one of the first victims of British

oppression, April 19, 1775, right in his native town, after

having served England so faithfully and well. Ebenezer

Monroe was enrolled with Parker's patriots, and was in the

battle of Lexington in 1775, and was also in the campaign of

the Jerseys in 1776. He d. Aug. 22, 1826, aged S2 ; she d.

Oct. 13, 1834, aged 86. Their children were :

I. Patty Monroe, b. Feb. 19, 1772; m. Dec. 25, 1804,

Isaac Pierce of W^altham.
II. Ebenezer Monroe, b. Feb. 2, 1777; d. June 6, 1798,
aged 21.

III. Esther Monroe, b. Oct., 1783; m. Jan. 19, 1806,

David Tuttle, b. in Winchendon, Dec. 2, 1782, son of
Jedediah, a Revolutionary veteran. She d. in Lexing-
ton, Oct. 14, 1809, aged 26, and left no issue.

IV. John Monroe, b. April 28, 1785; m. Dec. 11, 1811,

Charlotte Bacon of Woburn. He d. Feb. 17, 186^,
aged 79. Their children were :

1. John Harrison Monroe, b. June 3, 1S13, who lived :it F'ail


2. Charles Henry Monroe, b. Aug. 10, 1814; d. at Buffalo. N.

Y., July 17, 1850.


3. Harriet Monroe, b. April 29, 1816; d. Feb. 2, 1835.

4. Ebenezer Moni-oe, b. Dec. 3, 1817 ; m. Margaret M. Wilson ;

d. Jan. 5, 1868, aged 50, and had children : Julia Maria and

5. Jonas Monroe, b. Sept. 10, 1819; d. Aug. 15, 1843.

6. Lavina Monroe, b. Oct. 16, 1821 ; m. April 4, 1839, Galen

Allen; resided at Lexington; he was selectman; she d.
April 22, 1865, and their children were: Harriett A.,
Annette A., John G., Lavinia M., Jonas M.

7. Oliver Monroe, b. April 10, 1825 ; d. May 4, 1857.

8. Charlotte Monroe, b. March 28, 1827; m. George MulHken;

she d. Dec. 8, 1861 ; she had five children, viz. : Charlotte
M., d. ; George F., d. ; Charles Henry; Clarence M. ;
Harriett M., d.

5. Esther Smith, b. April i, 1751.

6. Esther Smith, b. Dec. 26, 1753 ; m. Simeon Snow of Holden,

and d. Jan. 14, 1780.

7. David Smith, b. Aug. 15, 1756. He was a member of Capt.

Parker's Co.

8. Thomas Smith, b. July 34, 1760; m. Oct. 3, 1782, Sarah Tay-

lor of Charlestown, b. March I3, 1760; he d. Aug. 11, 1807.
Their children were :

I. Sarah Smith, b. Oct. 17, 1783; m. John Underwood,
second cousins, as their great-great-grandfather was Lt.
Josiah Parker. See Underwood, page ^6. Their
children were :

1. Mary Underwood, d. 1814.

2. Napoleon Underwood.

3. Abigail Underwood, m. Nov. 22, 1836, John Fillebrown of

West Cambridge.

4. Mary Underwood, bap. May 21, 1815.

'5. Sarah Underwood, b. Sept. 4, 1817 ; d. 3'oung.

6. Joseph Underwood, bap. Jan. 24, 1819.

7. Sarah Underwood, bap. July 9, 1820; m. Feb. 9, 1843, John

A. Tufts of Cambridge.

8. Nathan Underwood, bap. Aug. 17, 1823.

II. Abigail Smith, b. March 30, 1785 ; m. Sept. 27, 1809,
David Tuttle. They probably removed from town.

III. Thomas Smith, b. June 12, 1788; d. Aug. 12, 1809,


IV. William Taylor Smith, b. Aug. 3. 1789 ; m. May 27,

181 2, Cynthia Child of Gardner; no issue. They
were both living 1868.
V. Charles Smith, b. July 27, 1791 ; m. Hannah Ham-


VI. Patty Smith, b. Aug. lo, 1793; m. Sept. 27, i8ro,
David Tattle, her cousin Esther's widower, as his
second wife ; she d. Dec. 15, 181 6, aged 32, and he m.
again. Their children were :

1. Esther Tuttle, b. Aug. 3, 1812; m. 1833, Caleb S. Tuttle, and

settled in Alton, 111.

2. Abigail Tuttle, b. Aug. 2, 1814; m. Dec. 29, 1S35, Jonathan

S. Parker of Lexington.

VII. Jonas Leonard Smith, b. June 11, 1795; d. March

16, iSoi.
VIII. Larkin Smith, b. Oct. 15, 1797: m. Lucy S. Smith,

dau. of Jonas.
IX. Ebenezer R. Smith, b. Dec. 3, 1799; m. Almira

Reed ; she d. i860, aged -iS. Their children were :

1. Sarah E. Smith, b. Oct. 27, 1829; m. April 23, 1851, Edijiund

Reed of Burlington.

2. Eustis R. Smith, b. March 6, 1832; d. Dec. 10, 1832.

3. Almira J. Smith, b. Oct. i, 1833; d. Nov. 22, 1834.

4. Almira J. Smith, b. Oct. 24, 1S35.

5. Eustis Reed Smith, b. June 30, 1839.
6 Octavia Smith, b. July 16, 1841.

X. Jonas Leonard Smith, b. April 10, 1803 ; m. Sarah
Cowley of Watertown. They had a child who d.
young. He d. Dec. 10, 1845.

15. Deliverance Parker (Josiah,^ John,^ Hananiah,-
Thomas'), b. in Lexington, May 28, 1721, dau. of Lt. Josiah
and Anna (Stone) Parker; m. in Lexington, April 7, 1737,
Marrett Monroe, b. in Lexington, Dec. 6, 1713, son of Lt.
John of Lexington and last in a family of ten children- This
John was however the eldest of the ancestor William Monroe's
family of 12 children. John Monroe and others had 900 acres
of land granted to them in 1735 for services rendered in the
Indian fight at Lamprey River, June 6, 1690. Marrett Monroe
was selectman. They resided near the common, in the house
now occupied by the family of John Hudson. He and wife
Deliverance became parents of a large and sturdy family of
the Monroe name. His will, dated Feb. 18, 1789, and proved
May I, 1798, mentions wife Deliverance, sons Josiah, Nathan
and Thaddeus, and daughters Rachel, Mary Underwood,
Bethia, Deliverance Winship, Elizabeth Buckman and a child
of dau. Ann Nurse, deceased.


Their children were :

1. Rachel Monroe, b. Nov. 29, 1737; d. unm. in Boston, where

she lived.

2. JosiAH Monroe, b. June 29, 1742; d. June 12, 1743.

3. JosiAH Monroe, b. Feb. 12, 1745; m. Nov. 15, 1768, Suzan

Fitch of Bedford. He was in the French War in 1762. He
also served three months in the Jerseys in 1776. He then
entered the Continental line and served two and a half years.
After the close of the war he drew land in what was after-
ward Ohio. He settled in Marietta in that State, where he
was for a time postmaster. He had at least one child b. in
Lexington, viz., Suzanna, bap. Nov. 10, 1771. They had
another dau. and a son b. in Bedford before he moved to Ohio.

4. Nathan Monroe, b. Aug. 9, 1747 ; m. Oct. 3, 1769, Elizabeth

Harrington, b. Sept. 17, 1750, dau. of Henry and Sarah
(Laughton) Harrington of Lexington. He was a member of
Col. Parker's minute-men and took part in the battle of Lex-
ington 1775. He succeeded to his father's homestead, residing
on Monument Street, where Mr. John Hudson now resides.
His house received several balls, which were taken out subse-
quently when the house was repaired. She d. Dec. 24, 181 2.
Their children were :
I. Dolly Monroe, b. Nov. 18, 1769; m. Jan. 28, 1788,
Elijah Pierce, b. Jan. i, 1765, son of Ephraim of Wal-
tham. 'They lesided in Woburn, where he d. aged 54.
II. Arethusa Monroe, b. March 10, 1773; m. June 20,
1793, Capt. William Fox of Woburn. They resided
on the West Side in Woburn, neighbors to her Parker
relatives. They had nine children :

1. William Fox, b. Jan. 22, 1794.

2. Celenda Fox, b. Nov. 11, 1795.

3. Samuel Fox, b. June 11, 1799.

4. Elizabeth Fox, b. June 14, 1801.

5. Warren Fox, b. Jan. 16, 1804; m. in Woburn, May 17, 1827,

Eliza Richardson Parker.

6. Dorcas Fox, b. May 11, 1806.
7 Thomas Fox, b. May 14, 1808.

8. Martha Fox, b. April 22, 1810.

9. John Fox, b. July 29, 1812.

III. Betsey Monroe, b. April 5, 1776; m. March 20, 1798,
Munson Johnson, who came from Woburn to Lexing-
ton in 1795. It is said he was son of Francis Johnson
of Woburn. They had two children b. in Lexington,
viz., Charlotte Johnson and Adelia Johnson.


IV. John Monroe, b. June 15, 1778; m. Macy of

Nantucket, where they settled.

V. Nathan Monroe, b. Oct. 23, 1780; removed to Con-
cord ; m. Susanna Loring, b. in Lexington, June 30,
1784, dau. of Joseph Loring, a Revokitionary veteran
who saw very hard service. They lived in Concord,
where he d. Their children were :

1. Elbridge Monroe, b. in Lexington, July 28, 1804.

2. Nathan Monroe, b. in Concord, July 28, 1808.

3. Jonas Clarke Monroe, b. in Lincoln, Sept. 22, 1812.

4. James Monroe, b. in Concord, Feb. 27, 1817.

VI. Jonathan Monroe, b. May 26, 1783 ; m. Feb. 13, 181 2,
Rhoda Johnson, dau. of F'rederick and Rhoda (Reed)
Johnson. She d. July 19, 1865, aged 72. He d. Dec.
4, 1867, aged 85. Their children were :

1. William Monroe, b. Dec. 17, 1812; m. Dec, 1846, Elvira

Merriam of Concord, dau. of Joseph Merriam. They reside
in Southbridge.

2. Elizabeth Monroe, b. March 21, 1814; m. June 7, 1839,

Francis Johnson of Woburn, now Winchester, b. April 18,
1813, son of Maj. Francis and Mehetable (Parker) Johnson.
They were fourth cousins, as it so happened that the great-
great grandfather of each was Lt. Josiah Parker of Lexing-
ton. (See page 43.) Their child was :

I. Elizabeth Johnson, b. in Winchester, Sept. 19, 1841 ;
resides at Lexington.

3. Josiah Monroe, b. Oct. 21, 1818; m. Oct. 10, 1847, Adeline

Dodge of Boston. They reside in Roxbury.

4. Faustina Monroe, b. Feb. i, 1821 ; m. June 12, 1859, Frederick


vu. Polly Monroe, b. March 11, 1785; m. June 13, 1811,
Thomas Hunnewell of Charlestown.

III. Dorcas Monroe, b. March 31, 1788 ; m. Nov. 29, 1810,
Leonard Brown, b. Jan. 3, 1788, son of James of Lex-
ington. They lived in Lexington. Their children
were :

1. Elizabeth Brown, b. June 15, 181 1 ; d. March 2, 1820.

2. Mary Brown, b. May 9, 1814; d. March 3, 1820.

3. Leonard Brown, b. March 19, 1818; d. Sept. 4, 1819.

4. Leonard Brown, b. Feb. 24, 1821 ; m. Sarah Ann Goodnow

of Stow, and resides in Lowell.

5. Elizabeth Brown, b. March 8, 1823; m. Elias V. Blodgett.

6. Mary Brown, b. July 30, 1825; m. George Patch of Littleton.

7. Hiram Brown, b. July 20, 1827; m. Cynthia Farrar of Wal-

tham ; resides in Arlington.

8. Nathan Brown, h. Feb 8, 1830; m. March 7, 1852, Hannah

E. Fiske.


IX. Thaddeus Monroe, b. Sept. 14, 1790 : settled in Quincy,

X. Harris Moxroe, b. May 29, 1793 ; d. in Dedham, 1829.

5. Mary Monroe, b. March 3, 1749; m. March 21, 1771, Joseph

Underwood, b. in Lexington, April 30, 1749, son of Joseph.
He seems to have been a worthy member of the Underwood
family. He was among that brave band who stood up with
Capt. Parker, April 19, 1775; he also marched with the de-
tachment to Cambridge, May 10, and also June 17, 1775.
They were admitted to the Church, March 22, 1772. He d.
Feb. 27, 1829, aged 80. She d. July 10, 1802. They had
nine children ; many of them d. young, and among the re-
mainder were :

Joseph Underwood, bap. July 5, 1772; m. March 2,

iSoo, Eusebia Harrington ; was selectman, and d.

without issue, Sept. 6, 1845.
Polly Underwood, bap. Dec. 7, 1777; m. March 26,

1798, Jonas Smith, son of Joseph, and one of a family

of 13. Their children were :

1. Mary Monroe Smith, m. John C. Brackett of Woburn.

2. Lucy Stone Smith, m. Larkin Smith.

3. Sophronia Smith, m. Orin Knapp of Somerville.

John Under"wood, bap. March 26, 1780; m. Sarah
Smith, dau. of Thomas and Sarah (Taylor) Smith of
Lexington, b. Oct. 17, 1783 ; they were admitted to
the Church July 5, 181 2 ; he d. Aug. 8, 1855, aged 76 ;
she d. Jan. 25, 1848, aged 64. Their dau. Mary d.
voung. (See John LTnderwood, page 72.)

6. Bethiah Monroe, b. Jan. 22, 1753 ; lived at Bellows Falls,

Vt. ; d. unm. aged 93.

7. Deliverance Monroe, b. July 22, 1755 ; m. John Winship,

b. in Lexington, May 12, 1754, son of Samuel, and one of 11
children ; he d. in West Cambridge, April, 1825, and his
widow Deliverance Monroe Winship administered upon his
estate. He was a soldier in Capt. Pai'ker's Co. i775 ' ^^ ^^^^
served in the first campaign of eight and 12 months in New
York. They had seven children :
I. John Winship, b. Dec. 28, 1779-
II. Stephen Winship, b. July 15, 1782.
HI. Charles Winship, b. June 30, 1784.
IV. Sally Winship, b. July 23, 1786.
V. Polly Winship, b, April 26, 1788.


VI. Hexry Winship, b. June 28, 1790.
VII. Nagus Winship, b, Aug. 4, 1793.

8. Anna Monroe, b. June 23, 175S; m. Josiah Nurse of Frani-

ingham.* I am, however, unable to follow them in the Fram-
ingham records.

9. Thaddeus Monroe, b. Oct. 26, 1760 ; traded in South Carolina,

where he d. unm.

10. John Monroe, b. and d. April 3, 1763.

11. Elizabeth Monroe, b. Oct. 4, 1765; m. July i, 1787, Jacob

Buckman of Woburn, where they finally settled. They were
the parents of Hon. Bowen Buckman of Woburn. Their
children were :

I. Bowen Buckman, b. in Lexington. April 19, 1788; m.
and lived in Woburn, a prominent and distinguished
man, and had children Eliza, Maria, and Julia Ann.
II. Dennis Buckman, b. in Lexington, May 13, 1794; m.
and lived in Woburn. Children : Elizabeth, Joseph,
Lora, Otis, Lavinia, and Ruth.

III. Willis Buckman, twin of Dennis, b. in Lexington, May

13, 1794 ; m. and lived in Woburn. Children : Bowen,
Alvah, Austin, and Minot J.

IV. Ira Buckman, b. in Woburn, Nov. 19, 1802 ; m. and

lived in Woburn and whose children were: Harrison,
Harriett. Zachariah Symmes, and William M.
V. William Morton Buckman, b. in Woburn, July 13,
1806; in. and lived in Woburn. Children: Catharine
and Catharine B. M. Many of these families or their
descendants still live in Woburn.

16. Josiah Parker, Jr. (Josiah,^ John,^ Hananiah,^
Thomas^ )n b. in Lexington, April ii, 1725, son of Lt. Josiah
and Anna (Stone) Parker, inherited from his ancestors a vigor-
ous constitution, strong intellect and good morals, which he
in turn transmitted to his children after settling for life in

It seems, also, that he inherited his lather's military spirit,
for in later years he became a lieutenant in Woburn. He was
probably connected with the Lexington military com pans-
while yet a lad, as was then the custom, and as his father was
(1744) lieutenant in Col. Phipps' Mass. Reg. The plan on

* froin History oj Lexington.


page 43 shows where his father, one of the foremost men
in Lexington, Hved and carried on his farm, and where his
"well beloved son" lived until the age of 23, when he mar-
ried in Weston, Oct. 27, 1748, Mary Monroe, then of Weston.
She was b. in Lincolii, March 18, 1729, being one of a family
of II children, and sister to Martha Monroe, who m. Isaac
Stone of Lexington. Her father, Benjamin Monroe, whose
wife was Mary Merriam, was youngest child of a family of
14, the father bemg William Monroe, the Scotch emigrant
ancestor of the name, who settled in Lexington near the

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