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Subject: Re: [GM-L] Capt. James Parker - and Parker tombstones at Groton, Mass.
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 15:18:27 EST
In a message dated 11/08/2005 12:43:14 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> Surname: PARKER
> Source: Epitaphs from the Old Burial Grounds, Groton, MA by Dr. Samuel
> In the early history of Groton, MA, this was the most numerous family in
> James Parker and Joseph Parker, prob. brothers, were original proprietors,
> the first named owning a fifty acre right and the other a twenty acre
> James Parker was a distinguished man and a leader in all public affairs. A
> sketch of his life
> and a copy of his will are given in Mr. Butler's "History" (pages 28l-285).
> He was living at Woburn in the year 1640 and he married, May 23, l643,
> Elizabeth Long, daughter of Robert Long of Charlestown, MA
> Their children were:
> 1. Elizabeth Parker b. Mar l2, l645 m. ____Gary.
> 2. Ann Parker b. Mar. 5, l647.
> 3. John Parker b. Feb. l8, l649.
> 4. Sarah Parker b. Aug 29, l650 d. l651
> 5. Joseph Parker b. 165l
> 6. James Parker b. Apr l5, 1652.
> 7. Josiah Parker b. 1655
> 8. Samuel Parker b. Mar l3, 1658 m. Abigail (Shattuck) Morse, the widow of
> Jonathan Morse.
> 9. Zechariah Parker b. Jan. 14, 1659
> 10. Eleazer Parker b. Nov 9, 1660.
According to Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700 page 558, Joshua
Parker married Abigail (Shattuck) Morse, widow of Jonathan Morse on 22 September
1690. Same source, page 559 states a Samuel Parker (1656?-1712) married
Abigail [Lakin]/Lake (1667-1722+). After Samuel's death, Abigail married Robert
Dickson/Dixon in 1722.
Robert Evans Page
"... comes from a long line of dead men."