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From: "Betty" <>
Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] PARKER in Woburn, Billerica, Chelmsford,Groton, etc.
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 16:39:40 -0400
I'm not sure what your exact question is. But, I can briefly summarize
what the Billerica book says:
John deserves to be recognized among the foremost in the settlement of this
town. He leased and lived upon the large farm belonging to the church in
Cambridge, north of the Woburn road, on both sides of the Shawshin river..
(My note: sometimes you see a reference to the "church farm.")
James was one of the three original purchasers of the "Dudley Farm," and the
only one who settled in town; he soon removed to Chelmsford, in 1658,
selling his right to Golden MORE; but in 1660, he joined the Groton
settlement, and was there, first selectman and leading citizen, dying 1701,
Joseph had a township grant where the Baptist church stands. It was sold
to George WILLICE and soon again to Daniel SHED. Mr. PARKER settled in
Chelmsford; afterwards Groton, and was apparently one of the Dunstable
petitioners in 1673.
Robert, of Cambridge, was one of the sub-purchasers of the Dudley farm and
also a grant, afterwards exchanged on the township. He never lived in the
town, but his oldest son, Benjamin, did.
And, I know from my research that Abraham PARKER went to Chelmsford.
>From memory, Abraham had a daughter, Lydia, who married John KIDDER (my
Jacob PARKER is not mentioned in the PARKER section, but I see him mentioned
in the STEARNS section. "John, son of John, 1, b. 1654, ... m.
Elizabeth, dau. of John BEGELOW, of Watertown. She d. 1694 ... and he m.
Johannah, widow of Jacob PARKER, and dau. of Thomas CALL, of Malden."
And, he is also mentioned in the DANFORTH section. "Jonathan, son of
Jonathan, 1, .......m. Rebecca PARKER, dau. of Jacob, of Chelmsford. ..."
So, John PARKER was the only one who stayed in Billerica. "He built the
first meeting-house and whatever the town had to do, Mr. Parker was very
likely to do it."
Betty (near Lowell, MA)
FYI: Golden MORE was said to be the uncle of Mrs. Anna (MOORE) KIDDER,
wife of patriarch, James. She was the dau. of Francis MOORE, leading
citizen of Cambridge.
The MOORE men of 1600's Cambridge is another family which does not have a
family-history book -- that I know of !
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Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] PARKER in Woburn, Billerica,
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