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Joseph Parker, brother of Thaddeus, was the first, who died of a
consumption, Polly Parker followed after and Bettey and Thaddeus
Parker, junr. and Sally Parker all of a consumption, and all children
of Thaddeus Parker."

Mary, widow of Mr. Parker, survived him many years.
She d. in Lexington, Oct. 9, 181 1, aged 73.

Their children were :

Mary Parker, b. Sept. 26, 1760; d. June 3, 1787, aged nearly 27.

Sarah Parker, b. Aug. 24, 1762 ; d. Feb. 2, 1789, aged 26.

Betty Parker, b. Aug. 28, 1764; d. Aug. 27, 1788, aged 24.

Thaddeus Parker, b. July 10, 1767; d. June 14, 1789, aged
nearly 22.

JosiAH Parker, b. Sept. 19, 1770. The estate of Thaddeus Parker
was appraised in 1789 at £726. 12s. I5d. Josiah was then the
sole heir to his father's property ; but he was not living, however,
1842, when Jonathan S. Parker of Lexington attested that Josiah
Parker was then deceased, that he had never married and thus had
left no issue. Therefore the Thaddeus branch of the Parker family
became extinct.

19. Joseph Parker (Josiah,^ Jokn,^ Hana^tiak,^
Thomas'), son of Lieut. Josiah and Anna (Stone) Parker, was
b. in Lexington, Nov. 28, 1733, the last child in the family
of eight. He m. July 5, 1759, Eunice Hobbs of Weston, b.



PARKER GENEALOGY. 9I

in Weston, April 22, 1741, the fourth in a family of eleven
children, dau. of Ebenezer and Eunice (Garfield)* Hobbs.
After the birth of their first child, in 1760, they settled in
T^incoln, where the births of the remainder of their children
are recorded. He must have owned property, however,
in Lexington, as by a deed bearing date of April 13, 1763,
to him from his cousin Thomas Parker, Esq., we read,
"Joseph Parker of Lexington, Husbandman." He probably
lived in Weston during the latter period of his life, for his
family were finally connected with that town. He seems to
have been a quiet farmer, and not particularly prominent in
town affairs. Although the town records of Lincoln do not
show his name on the muster-rolls of her Revolutionary sol-
diers, yet almost every male citizen there was a participant
and it is not at all probable that he staid away from danger
and duty.

She d. in Lincoln, Jan. 3, 1784. He d. in Lexington, as
we are informed by his nephew, Sept. 4, 1787, at the house
of his brother, Thaddeus Parker, Esq.

Their children were :

52. Susanna Parker, b. Dec. 31, 1760; probably m.

Gregory, t

53. Levi Parker, b. April 16, 1762; m. Mary Lyon of Hub-
bardston.

54. Lois Parker, b. Nov. 17, 1763 ; m. John Coburn of Weston.
Aaron Parker, b. Dec. 5, 1765 ; killed by the Indians, 1791- +

55. Joseph Parker, Jr., b. Oct. 4, 1767; m. Polly Fisk of Weston.
Jonathan Parker, b. Oct. 17, 1769. Inheriting a military spirit,

he was in the St. Clair expedition against the Indians. In this he
perished as did his brother Aaron.

* She, Eunice Garfield, was one of the twelve children of Lt. Thomas Gar-
field, a sturdy and prosperous citizen of Watertown. Among the brothers
and sisters of Eunice were Isaac, Samuel, Anna, and Elisha, thus showing the
origin of these names in Levi Parker's children and grandchildren.

t Uriah Grigory of Weston belonged to the minute-men of that town; but
we know not the given name of Susanna Parker's husband.

JAaron Parker shared the military spirit of his family. His brother Levi,
nearly four years his senior, was just old enough to participate in the last part
of the Revolution. The time soon came when Aaron was able to lend his
hand for his country against the Indians, who, encouraged by British officers,
barred all western emigration and who were, 1790, scalping inhabitants and



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Elisha Parker, b. Dec. 7, 1772; d. in 1773.

56. Elisha Parker, b. Sept. 10, 1775 ; m. Jerusha 1
Wentworth of Weston. '

57. Rebecca Parker, b. Sept. 10, 1775 ; m. Elisha 1
Rand of Weston. J



Twins.



20. Peter Parker ('yio/^w, 4 'John,^ Hananiak,^ Thomas^ )^
son of John and Experience (Clayes) Parker, b. in Framing-
ham, Oct. 3, 1738, succeeded upon his father's homestead;
m. Dec, 8, 1761, Ruth Eaton, b. in Framingham, Feb. 16,
1744, dau. of Noah and Hannah (Vinton) Eaton. He was
also a cordwainer ; with wife was admitted to the Church in
1763. He was a leading citizen of his town ; was one of the
Committee of Correspondence in the stirring times of the Rev-
olutionary war ; was one of the committee to provide for the
families of the soldiers who enlisted into the Continental army,
and which committee was continued with full powers from
year to year : assisted in Church affairs ; selectman 1777, '79^
'80, '81, '82 ; town treasurer 1783. 'S6. During and following
the war the prices on goods were very fluctuating, and the
town chose a committee of ten men, Peter Parker being one,
to state the prices of labor, country produce, manufactures,
innholders' charges, etc. ; was on a committee of fifteen to
examine the new Constitution, May, 1780: was constable and
collector, and was a member of the Framingham company
of alarm soldiers, under Capt. Emmes, in the French and
Indian war, 1757.



burning the towns along the frontier. With his brother Jonathan, Avho it
seems also inherited a love for liberty, he joined the national troops in Penn-
sylvania in the Indian troubles of 1790. Their success w^as varied. Finally,
under Gen. St. Clair, they were among the force of 2,000 men who proceeded
westward and at last arrived at the southeastern head-waters of the Wabash,
at about where the division of Ohio and Indiana now is. They had encamped
for their first night on this wooded plain, and were preparing breakfast, Nov.
4, 1791, when the Indians rushed furiously upon them. A stout resistance
did not prevent a bad defeat and retreat, the loss to the 2,000 being 800 killed
and missing. This was known as St. Clair's defeat by the Indians, and in
this Aaron and Jonathan Parker are said to have perished. This ended St.
Clair's career, and in 1793, Gen. Anthony Wayne having assumed command,
sent a strong detachment to the scene of the defeat who buried the bleaching
bones of 600 men and built Fort Recovery. Aaron Parker was aged 26 and
Jonathan aged 22 at the time of St. Clair's defeat.



PARKER GENEALOGY. 93

"An incident occurred in 1777 which made a lasting impression
on the public mind. While Mr. Wheaton was supplying the pulpit
he negotiated for the purchase of a horse, and arranged with Mr.
John Clayes, who lived at Salem End, where is now the L. O.
Emerson house, to examine and try the animal. June 3, a little
before noon, some of the neighbors came together to witness the
trial. Besides Mr. Clayes there were present Abraham Rice, Peter
Parker, Simon Pratt and his son Ephraim. Mr. Parker mounted the
horse and had ridden to a considerable distance away, when a small
cloud suddenly came up from the northwest. On his return, the
company, who had been in the house during his absence, came out
towards the road. A few drops of rain were at this moment falling.
As Mr. Parker rode up Mr. Clayes stepped outside the gate, leaving
the others leaning against the fence within, and just as he took the
horse by the bridle the lightning struck the party and prostrated them
all on the ground. Mr. Clayes, Mr. Rice and the horse were
instantly killed. Mr. Parker lay as if dead, but gradually recovered
consciousness, though a long time elapsed before he fully regained
his health. The boy who was standing a short distance from the
rest recovered immediately. Mr. Pratt came to slowly and suffered
from the .stroke for a long time. The horse was struck in the head
and marks of the lightning were visible down both forelegs. The
party all wore woolen clothes and were all singed in body and dress.
There was but this single flash of lightning from the cloud and only
a few drops of rain." — Tejnple.

The wife, Ruth (Eaton) Parker, d. March 20, 1800. Peter
Parker d. Nov. 5, 1803, aged 65.

Their children were :

58. John Parker, b. Nov. 16, 1763 ; m. Deborah Lamb of Fram-
ingham.

59. Nathan Parker, b. Oct. 33, 1764; m. Catherine Murdock
of Newton.

60. Abigail Parker, b. Dec. 15, 1766; m. Lovell Howe of
Marlborough.

61. Ruth Parker, b. Jan. S, 1769; m. Joseph Bigelow. Jr., of
Holliston.

62. Experience Parker, b. Feb. 19, 1771 ; ni. Dea. Lutlier
Haven of Framingham.

63. Patty Parker, b. April 15, 1773; m. Eleazer Bullard of
Holliston.

64. Sally Parker, b. May 35, 1775; m. William Eames of
Holliston.



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PARKER GENEALOGY.



Peter Parker, b. March i6, 1777; d. Dec. 17, 1784.

65. JosiAH Parker, b. April 26, 1779; m. Olive Stone of Fram-
ingham.

66. Artemas Parker, b. Dec. 20, 1781 ; m. Almy Clark of
Framingham.

Anne Parker, b. April 25, 17S4; d. Jan. 8, 1785.
Peter Parker, b. July 10. 1787 ; d. May 7, 1788.

21. Submit Parker (Jo/in,^ Jokn,^ Hananmh,^
Thomas'), dau. of John and Experience (Clayes) Parker, b.
in Framingham, Dec. 3, 1742 ; m. Thomas Bent, Jr., b. July
4, 1738. He was the fourth generation in descent from the
emigrant ancestor, John Bent, who came from Penton, Eng.,
in the ship Conscience, in 1638, and settled in Sudbury. He,
Thomas, bought June 14, 1764, of Elias Whitney 60 acres
(the Joel Coolidge place), which he sold 1786 to Jos. Bixby.
He bought June 13, 1766, of James Glover, 31 acres, the old
Dr. Timothy Merriam place, which he sold 1785. He built
the old Dr. Merriam house ; was taxed 1787 ; probably d. that
year.

The children recorded in Framingham were :

Alvan Bent. b. June 3, 1769 ; m. Olive Rice.
Polly Bent, b. April 5, 1771.
Betsey Bent, bap. July 18, i779-

22. Eunice Parker (yonas,^ Andrezv,^ 'John,^ Hana-
niah,^ Thomas^), dau. of Jonas and Lucy (Monroe) Parker,
m. June 9, 1772, Asa Morse of Newton, b. Dec. 30, 1748 ; d.
1815. Was a descendant of the fifth generation from Samuel
Morse, who came to America 1635, and settled at Dedham
1637.

They lived at Newton for many years. He m. as 2nd wife
Parthena Wetherbee and resided at Sturbridge. The children
may not all have been by Eunice Parker.

Their children were :

Parker L. Morse, who m. and had Emeline. She m. Jedediah

Bottom of Southbridge.
Lucy Morse.
Polly Morse.



PARKER GENEALOGY. 95

WiLLARD Morse.

IsA Morse, lived in Southbridge. He is now deceased and left no

issue.
Moses Morse.

23. Jonas Parker ( Jonas, ^Andrew, '^ 'John.T'Hananiah,^
Thomas^), son of Jonas and Lucy (Monroe) Parker, was b.
in Lexington, July 10, 1753; m. Aug. 15, 1776, Martha
Hasley of Billerica. He was a wheelwright, following the
trade of his ancestors. He succeeded to his father's estate,
and with Martha, his wife, was admitted to the Church Feb.
28, 1779. Just well started in life, however, he d. July 14,
1783, and his widow administered on his estate.

Their children were :

Patty Parker, bap. May 16, 1779.) rp .
Betty Parker, bap. May 16, 1779.)
John H. Parker, bap. Nov. 26, 1780.
Jonas Parker, b. March 2, 1783.

It is probable that these children removed from town with
the mother soon after 1783, as no records are found of them
after that date. May the descendants of these children, if anv
there be, let it be known who they are and where they may
be found.

24. Philemon Parker (Jonas,^ Andrczv.^ JoJnu^
Hananiah,^ Thomas^), son of Jonas and Lucy (Monroe)
Parker, was b. in Lexington in 1755. After the decease of
his father he removed to Princeton, where his uncle Thomas
Parker, Esq., and son Ebenezer Parker had already settled.
He purchased of Thomas Parker in 1787 apart of the "Black
Grove Farm" for £600. He lived at the spot where is now
a cellar-hole, not far from the Keyes place in East Princeton.
He purchased a grist-mill and mill privilege of Ebenezer
Parker in 1800. He owned a kit of boot maker's tools and
was familiar with the trade. He lived later for a time in
Sturbridge, then in Richmond, N. H., and in Peru, Vt., after
which he settled in Chester, Vt., where he lived a few \cars.
His wife was probably Susan Stone, by whom all the children
were born. She d. April 17, 1812, aged 52. He then went



96 PARKER GENEALOGY.

to live in Richmond, N. H., where he built the large two-story
house for Elisha Perry.* He was a good carpenter. They
lived together in the house until 1822, the former working at
his trade, the latter cultivating the farm. He m. 2nd in 1814,
Rhoda Bump Boyce of Richmond, N. H. She was the dau.
of Jacob Bump.f one of the earliest settlers of Richmond.
Her first husband was Jacob Boyce, who was killed by the
kick of a horse.' He returned to Chester, Vt., and there he
d. Feb. 7, 1829, aged 74 years.

The children were :

Sullivan Parker, b. probably 17S3 ; d. April 26, 1827.
Jonas Parker, b. July i, 1785 ; d. Dec. 29, 1810. -\

67. Sally Parker, b. July i, 1785; ni. Samuel Burt Twins,
of Newton. j

68. Nancv Parker, b. Sept. 28, 17S6; m. Timothy Wyman of
Chester, Vt.(?)

Anna Parker, b. probably 1787; d. "Feb. 14, 1811, aged 19."!
Nathan Parker, b. 17S8; d. "Dec. 19, 1810. aged 22."
Susannah Parker, b. probably 1789; d. "Jan. 14, 181 1, aged 2r."
LuciNDA Parker, b. probably 1793; m. John Jacobs; d. "Feb.
12, 1815, aged 21."

69. Luther Parker, b. April 7, 1796; m. Dolly Byam "\
ofTempleton. -Twins.

70. Cal\in Parker, b. April 7, 1796: m. Seba Cutler. J

71. John Parker, b. in Princeton, June 11, 1798.

25. Anna Parker (Amos,^ Andrew,^ John,^ Hananiak,^
Thomas^), dau. of Amos and Anna C. (Stone) Parker, was
b. in Holden, Oct. 6, 1746; m. Feb. 28, 1788, Dea. Jonas
Stone of Shrewsbury as his second wife. He was an ardent
friend of his country in her Revolutionar}^ struggle ; repre-
sented the town in General Court, when held at Watertown,



*Hon. Amos A. Parker of Fitzwilliam, N. H., writes: "I knew Elisha
Perrv verv well, his farm adjoined Fitzwilliam line, and he did his store busi-
ness here. I have been to his house, — a large two-story house of some sixteen
rooms. He had a good large farm and was a good farmer and a man of
property."

+ Jacob Bump came to Richmond from Smithfield, R. I., Sept. 29, 1760. He
d. Dec. 17, 1829, aged 92. He had ten children, of whom Rhoda was the sixth.

+ The record of Anna, Nathan, Susannah, and Lucinda Parker is found in
Philemon Parker's family Bible.



PARKER GENEALOGY. 97

Mav 19, 1775, and rendered long and important services in
town and parish affairs. He d. March 22, 1809, aged 83 ;
his widow then, Jan. 18, 1810, m. Dea. Ebenezer Reed, then
of Shrewsbury, but afterwards of Worcester. She left no issue.



26. Amos Parker (Amos,^ Andrew,^ yohn,^ Hananiah,^
Thomas'), son of x\mos and Anna C. (Stone) Parker, was
b. in Holden, Sept. 26, 1748; m. in Barre, by the Rev.
Joseph Dana, Dec. 25, 1771, Lucy R. Robinson of Barre. Her
father, Dennison Robinson, was an intimate friend of Andrew
Parker, Jr., lived near him in Rutland District and sold him
land there in 1777. It seems that his family was brought into
notice of the Shrewsbury Parkers through Andrew Parker.
Great farm. No. i, of Hubbardston, lay in the west corner of
the town, and contained 481 acres of new timber land,* the
Burnshirt river and the valuable water supply which now
feeds the Williamsville Mills. Upon the marriage of his son,
Amos Parker, Sr., made him a possessor of part of his Hub-
bardston estate, and they removed there immediately follow-
ing. The next 3^ear he bought 93 acres more of his father.
The remainder of the land was sold partly to "Mr. Dennison
Robinson of Rutland," who took 98 acres, and to his brother,
"Thomas Parker, together with John Chandler, both of Lex-
ington, Gentlemen."

Dennison Robinson m. at Rochester, Mass., Oct. 12, 1752,
Martha, dau. of Elijah Perry of Sandwich. They removed
to Rutland District (Barre) in 1754, ^^^ their dau. Lucy R.
was there b. March i, 1755. Her grandfather was James
Robinson, whose wife was Patience, dau. of Samuel Ruggles



*At an earlj day the Willard family purchased a tract 12 miles square of the
Indians. Thev named the N. W., E., and N. E. divisions Rutland, the E. wing
Princeton, and the W. wing Oakham. They first offered " Rutland" for com-
mon settlement, and made two divisions, viz. : the N. W. district which was
named Hubbardston, and the N. E. district Barre. The land was then divided
into great and small farms. The name of the town which has bounded Great
P'arm No. i, on the north has been changed five times. It was first " Narra-
gansett No. 6," and which name we find mentioned in an early deed of the
place; later it was called "Gerry," afterwards changed to Phillipston, then
the Burnshirt river was made to divide Templeton, a part of original Phillips-
ton, and present Phillipston the remainder.

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98 PARKER GENEALOGY.

of Roxbury. James was son of Thomas, and this Thomas
was son of Thomas Robinson.

Amos Parker, Jr., was joined soon by his brother Isaac
Parker, who lived on the same Great Farm with Amos for
four years and then removed to Westborough. Their cousin
Levi Parker was their neighbor as well.

Amos Parker was thus a first settler and one of the builders
of the town of Hubbardston. He was a very worthy citizen,
esteemed and loved by all. He was, it is needless to say, a
man of much and varied ability, and a successful farmer.
He extended his possessions into "Gerry," besides owning
"a mill spot in Templeton adjoining with mill and buildings
thereon." He d. 1801, at the early age of 53 ; she d. 1845,
aged 90.

The dates of birth of the children of Amos and Lucy
(Robinson) Parker have not all been ascertained, but their
names and order of birth were as follows :

72. LuciNDA Parker, m. Nathaniel Bangs.

73. Joseph Parker, b. i772(?) ; m. Relief Earl.

74. Sylvester Parker, b. May 31, 1774; ni. Alice Davis.

75. Patty Parker, m. • Felton, and had a son Horatio.

A child, b. and d.

76. Dana R. Parker, b. Nov. 4, 17S1 ; m. Sarah Williams.

77. Amory Parker, b. Dec. 8, 1783 ; m. Lydia Parker.

78. Lucy Parker, m. Jan. 13, 181 3, Sihis Richardson.
Amos Parker, b. ; d. in boyhood.

27. Isaac Parker (Amos,^ Andrezv,"^ John,^ Hana-
niah,- Thomas^), son of Amos and Anna C. (Stone) Parker,
was b. in Shrewsbury, July 15, 1750; m. May 16, 1770,
Marger}' Maynard of Westborough, b. Dec. 30, 1749. He
was probably named in memory of Isaac Stone of Lexington,
who in 1768 showed his good will by a deed of gift of five
acres of land in Shrewsbury to Isaac Parker, with the follow-
ing testimonial :

"for and in consideration of the aftectson which I have towards
Isaac Parker of Shr. in Co. of Wore. Minor, and second son of
Amos Parker of s"^ Shr. and in Con. of being called Isaac and for
divers other Good Causes & Cons me herunto moving."



PARKER GENEALOGY. 99

He served in the Revolutionary war. His services have
not been ascertained, but it is known that he was honored
with the title of Lieut, as is recorded upon the Westborough
records. After marriage he removed to Hubbardston, where his
brother Amos had already settled, and remained three years.
In 1773 he bought a farm in the west part of Princeton ; was
miller and farmer. Then in 1777 he bought 80 acres in West-
borough of David Maynard, and there settled for life. He
dealt with Joseph Baker, later of Bakersfield, Vt., and bought
largely in Westborough. He was an energetic farmer ; had
also saw-mills and dams. He lived one mile southwest of the
village, adjoining the old Maynard homestead.

His death occurred Jan. 16, 1798. This death was the first
out of the seven sons. Judge Nahum Parker of Fitzwilliam,
N. H., informed his brother, Rev. Frederick Parker of Canter-
bury, N. H., of the sad event. The latter replied in a loving
manner by letter dated Feb. 20, 1798, as follows :

" Exactly as you anticipated I received & opened your letter,
looked first to the name of the signer, finding that it came from my

well beloved B"". N pleased myself with the expectation of news,

&c., in the usual entertaining way, but soon I found it to contain
news indeed — Am Sorry to hear of Betsey's illness. B^ HoUis, for
former deaths and present sickness in his family has my sympathy —
But how was I astonished beyond all measure to learn of the calami-
tous tidings from Westborough — Alas poor Isaac ! who showed me
his mill and presented me with a neat box filled with maple sugar
the first year he lived at Princeton when I was but a child & first
went so far from home. — Who visited me at Cambridge, and lent me
money to help me out of college — came from Westboro to Casco Bay
more than 150 miles to see me and was always good to me ; at whose
house both you and I have often been treated with good cheer but
what was more with right true brotherly love.

" Even he has paid his debt to nature and well may all of us be
sorrowful that now we shall ' see his face no more.' Many have
been his kindnesses to me and the recollection of which is both
pleasing and painful. It seems now as I never had thanked him
enough and certain it is I never knew before how much I loved him."

Widow Margery Maynard Parker d. April 20 or 30, 1801.

Their children were :



lOO PARKER GENEALOGY.

79. Joel Parker, b. in Hubbardston, Sept. i6, 1770; m. Hannah
Bond, native of Marlborough.

80. Gardiner Parker, b. in Hubbardston, March 4, 1772; m.
Asenath Sherman.

81. Otis Parker, b. in Princeton, April i, 1774; m. (i) Polly
Ann Nourse of Westborough, (2) Kendall.

82. Jabez Maynard Parker, b. in Princeton, Aug. 9, 1776; m.
Nancy Patterson of Framingham.

Lucy Parker, b. in Westborough, Aug. z^j, 1778 ; d. Oct. 5, 1795.
Anna Parker, b. in Westborough, May 25, 17S1 ; d. Nov. 7, 1795.

83. Sophia Parker, b. in Westborough, Dec. 30, 17S3; m.
Stephen Green.

84. David Parker, b. in Westborough, May i, 1785; m. Betsey
Eager of Northborough.

85. Lewis Parker, b. in Westborough, March i, 1787; m.
Elizabeth Seaver of Sterling.

28. Hollis Parker (Amos,^ A7idrew,\ yohn,^^ Hana-
niah,- T/iomas'), son of Amos and Anna C. (Stone) Parker,
was b. in Shrewsbury, Oct. 2, 1752. He served in the
Revolutionary war. He m. 1775, Louisa Bragg of Royalston,
who was b. in Northborough, June 27, 1754. They settled in
Hubbardston, where in 1774 his father, of Shrewsbury, trans-
ferred 95 acres of his ''Great Farm No. one" in Hubbardston
to him. This was in the western corner of the town. He
lived in the near neighborhood of his brother Amos Parker,
Esq., of Hubbardston. He later, with his brother Isaac
Parker, removed to the eastern corner of the town, where they
lived as neighbors upon the same "Great Farm." It was here
where their distant cousin, Levi Parker, native of Lincoln,
lived, who was also a Revolutionary veteran. This "Great
Farm" was afterward set oft' to Princeton, in which town
Hollis Parker lived a few years. He returned to Shrewsbury
in 1 791, when he succeeded to his father's homestead and
bought oft' all his kindred's shares, and lived thereon until his
death, the place passing in his declining years into the posses-
sion of his son. Dr. Amos Parker, and by this name, "The
Dr. Parker place," the old Shrewsbury Parker homestead is
known to this day. He kept the appearance of the estate
pretty much the same as in his father's time, as he himself
told his nephew, A. A. Parker of Fitzwilliam, N. H.. who is



PARKER GENEALOGY. lOI

Still living (1892). He loved his relatives: he appreciated
their society and worth. He once travelled from Shrewsbury
to Bakersfield, Vt., over 150 miles, to visit his brother and
family. At another time we find him in Portland, Me., with
his brothers Frederick and Isaac, at about the year 1780. He
is remembered by his nephew as a man of strong physique,
possessing much intellectual power and fond of learning. He
was a man of noble nature, but was unfortunate in his marriage.

Their children were :

Mary Jennisox Parker, d. in infancy.
A son, d. in infancy.

86. Amos Parker, b. in Hubbardston, Oct, 17. 1777 ; m. Elizabeth
Whitney of Bolton.

87. Mary Jexnison Parker, b. in Hubbardston, July 31, 17S0;
m. (i) Josiah Harrington, (3) Asahel Allen.

Silas Parker, d. young.
Frederick Parker, d. young.

88. SiLANCE Parker, b. Oct. 17, 17S6 ; m. James Hall of Shrews-
bury.

Silas Parker, b. Oct. 17, 1788; d. 1836, unm.

Anna Parker, b. Dec. 23, 1790. Ir^y •

Betsey Parker, b. Dec. 23, 1790. J

HoLLis Parker, b. in Shrewsbury, March 23, 1793 ; m. Nov. 13,

1817, Pamelia Ann Pease, dau. of Levi Pease, Jr. They removed

from town. They may have had issue, but I have no record of

them.
Henry Parker, b. in Shrewsbury, May 10, 1795 ; m. iSi^, Sarah

Fuller of Phillipston. She d. in Shrewsbury, May 4, 1S19, aged

23. Of his issue or history little is known.

29. Maj. Elisha Parker (Amos.s Andrczv,^ Jo/iu,^
Ifanantah,^ Thomas^), son of Amos and Anna C. (Stone)



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