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Subject: [GM-L] Parker/Barker?
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 02:24:09 EDT
Pope's book has six Barker immigrants. One of them might very well be
grandparent of Abigail, but that's hard to know. Her birth in 1703 puts her
a generation ahead of the children of the immigrants, most of whom were born
roughly between 1630 & 1850, or so. Or, her parents may have come over after
the 1650 "cut off year" of Pope's book.
Thanks for the offer of the Savage look up. No, I'm not a descendant
from the Subbury folks.
In a message dated 4/23/00 8:12:03 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< Well, here's one reason why we maybe couldn't find her.. Savage has her
last name listed as BARKER and not PARKER:
Brooks, HUGH, Concord, s. of Joshua, m. 9 Apr. 1701, Abigail Barker, as
Bond says, had Abigail, b. 15 May 1703; Jonathan, 8 Jan. 1705; Sarah,
23 July 1711, and Mary, 11 July 1714.
Mary is my ancestor. There are no Barker's in Savage with a daughter
Abigail, but it could be that her parents weren't the immigrants. Would
you mind looking in Pope under Barker for any Abigail's that fit as
If there is anything in Savage that you'd like me to look up (if you
don't have it already) let me know. I am trying to reformat the text
files that I downloaded into nicer MSWord documents with each family
separated and each name bold typed, etc. I've found the original hard
to read, so as I look up a family, I reformat that family.
Thanks! Oh, and if you are descended from any of the Sudbury Plantation
founders, let me know, I live in that area, and I have gravesite
pictures for some of my ancestors (back to Capt. Edmund Goodenow and his
wife Anna who died in the late 1600's.)
> Hi, Sue,
> This is a tough one! I tried running the names up & down in some
> pedigrees & didn't come up with anything to go on. That doesn't mean
> anything, though.
> Pope's "Pioneers of Massachusetts" lists twenty-five men ...some as
> heads of families & some just as individuals ,,, with the surname "Parker,"
> who came over from England to Massachusetts between the years 1620
> (Mayflower) and 1650.
> My immigrant ancestor was Robert Parker, of Roxbury, Cambridge and
> Billerica. He got in trouble & was disciplined by the church " for selling
> the inheritance of his wife's children (by her 1st marriage)," but he "was
> restored to fellowship" in 1636."
> I have an Abigail Parker, b. 6 Dec. 1698, in Billerica, who was the gr
> granddaughter of Robert Parker, through his son, Benjamin, (1636 - 1672),
> gr son, Benjamin, (1662 -173?). She married John Marshall ( 1698/9 -
> Abigail was such a popular name, back then, that I'd guess that
> every large family had one.
> Pope shows eight men listed under BROOK BROOKE, BROOCK, BROOKS,,
> & BROCK. Your Hugh might be descended from one of them or else someone who
> came over after 1650 (the cut off year of Pope's book)...or. he may have
> over, himself. Trying to untangle all this does get tricky!
> The other early immigrant ancestors who had off spring who married
> my John Marshall line were:
> John Burrage
> John Rogers
> Daniel Shed/Shedd
> William Hartwell
> Lt. William French & his son, Corp. John French, who cam over at age six
> Do you find connections with any of the above? Who were your early
> immigrant ancestors? Do you want me to look them up in Pope's book?
> Those are all on my mother's side. On my father's side there was
> Miner/Minor, (1608 0 1772) who came from Chew Magna, England, to
> Massachusetts, & then moved on to Connecticut, where he had a large
> I'm told that there are about 60,000 of his descendants, now!
> Jan Weber
> << In a message dated 4/20/00 3:57:02 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> << Subj: Parker?
> Date: 4/20/00 3:57:02 PM Pacific Daylight Time
> From: (Sue MacPherson)
> I read your post today about the Parker ancestry, and going back into my
> tree, I found an Abigail Parker (b. bef. 1681) who married Hugh Brooks
> (1666/7-1746/7), both born in Concord, MA. I don't have any parentage
> info on her, so I was curious if she was connected to your Parker
> family. Thanks for any help you can provide. I seem to have
> connections to many New England families. I am discovering that my
> grandmother was about as Yankee as one can get. Not a single ancestor
> of hers that I've found came to America later than 1650 or so.