Parker

Name origin: The name is derived from the Latin word parcarius, meaning park-keeper or shepherd.

James Parker

b.abt.1525 England; s/o parents ukn
r.Shobrook, Devon, England

CHILDREN included:

  1. William Parker chr: June 16, 1560 m.Wilmot Royett in Plymouth, MA [11 children. 4 died in infancy.]
  2. John Parker chr: Sept. 25, 1568

William was one of the founders of the Plymouth Company.

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John Parker

b.abt.1568; s/o James Parker
m.Aug. 25, 1600/Sept. 25, 1600 Georgeham, England; Katherine Dennis
chr: Nov. 3, 1579, d/o John and Katherine (Rayle) Dennies of Ilfracombe.
d.1601 following christening of son, John

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Parker b.April 20, 1601

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James Parker

b.1591 Marlborough, Wiltshire, England; parents ukn
m.1616 Woburn, MA Joanne Drake
b.1595 Marlborough, England

CHILDREN included:

  1. Abraham Parker b.1612 Chelmsford, MA d.Aug. 12, 1689 Chelmsford, MA m.Nov. 18, 1644 Rose Whitlock. She d.Nov. 13 or 30, 1691
  2. Jacob Parker b.113/15 d.bef.Apr. 6, 1669 Chelmsford, MA m.Sarah _______
  3. John Parker b.abt.1615 d.June 14, 1667 Billerica, MA m.Mary, widow of John Poulter. She m.(3)April 19, 1674 Thomas Chamberlain
  4. James/Joseph Parker b.1617 Chelmsford, MA d.May 25, 1700 Groton, MA

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John Parker

b.1600, England; parents ukn
m.Jane ______
b.bef.1598 of York, England

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Parker b.1620 d.1686

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Robert Parker

b.1601/1602 prob. of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England; parents unknown
d.Apr. 17, 1685 Cambridge, MA
m.1635 Woolpit, Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk, England; Judith ______
b.1602
d.May 8, 1682 Cambridge, MA

CHILD:

  1. John Parker b.1615 England d.1684

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700, by Holmes: ROBERT, butcher, came from Wiolpit near Bury St. Edmunds, County Suffolk, Eng., to Boston, Mass., 1634.

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John Parker

b.April 20, 1601 Bideford, Devon, England; s/o John Parker and Katherine Dennis
d.1661 Sagadahoc, ME
m.(1)Nov. 16, 1622 England; Mary Crocombe
chr: Jan. 28, 1600 d/o William and Magerie Crocome of Georgeham, Devon, England
m.(2)Mary ______

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Parker b.abt.1632
  2. John Parker b.1634
  3. Hananiah Parker b.1638
  4. Mary Parker b.July 25, 1635 Bideford, Devon, England d.1700 Georgetown, Parker Isle, ME m.1655; Thomas Webber
  5. Joseph Parker b.1642
  6. Josiah Parker b.1645

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John Parker

b.1615 England; s/o Robert Parker and Judith ______
d.1684
m.1684 Cambridge, MA Joanna ______
b.abt.1623 of Hingham, MA
d.March 14, 1688 Newton, MA

CHILD:

  1. Mary Parker b.Dec. 12, 1647 Reading, MA d.Aug. 6, 1717 Reading, MA m.1665/1666 Ipswich, MA Samuel Dodge

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James (aka Joseph) Parker (Capt.)

b.1617 Essex County, England; s/o John Parker and Jane ______
r.later lived in Groton, MA
d.May 23/5, 1700/1 Groton, MA
m.(1)March (or May) 23, 1645; Elizabeth Long of Woburn, MA
bapt.Nov. 14, 1621 England; d/o Robert Long and Sarah Taylor
d.bef.1690 in Groton, MA
m.(2)bef.1697 Mrs. Eunice (Brooks) Carter; she later m.John Kendall

CHILDREN of James and Elizabeth included:

  1. Elizabeth Parker b.Apr. 12, 1645 in Woburn, MA d.Nov. 20, 1676 Roxbury, MA m.Mr. Gray or Geary
  2. Anna Parker b.July 11, 1646 in Woburn, MA m.Mr. Blood
  3. Hannah Parker b. Jan. 5, 1647 in Woburn, MA d.Jan. 14, 1728 Groton, MA
  4. John Parker b.Jan. 18, 1649 in Woburn, MA [also found a b. date of 28 FEB 1649] d.1679 Woburn, MA; his will mentions wife and child who remain ukn
  5. Sarah Parker b.Aug. 29, 1650 Woburn, MA d.Oct. 15, 1651 Woburn, MA
  6. James Parker b.Apr. 15, 1652 in Woburn, MA d.July 27, 1694 Groton, MA m.Dec. 11, 1678 Mary Parker d/o Abraham Parker and Rose Whitlock. Both James and Mary were slain by Indians and several of their children carried off.
  7. Joseph Parker b.Mar. 30, 1653 in Groton, MA d.July 25, 1694 Groton, MA m.(1)Elizabeth ______ m.(2)Hannah
  8. Anna Parker b.Feb. 2, 1655 Clemsford, MA d.1662 Clemsford, MA
  9. Josiah Parker b.Nov. 1655 in Chelmsford, MA d.1731 m.May 8, 1678 Elizabeth Saxon/Sexton of Boston
  10. Samuel Parker b.Feb. 1, 1656 in Chelmsford, MA d.Nov. 12, 1712 Groton, MA
  11. Mary Parker b.Oct. 28, 1657 Chelmsford, MA
  12. Joshua Parker b.Mar. 13, 1658 in Chelmsford, MA d.May 5, 1691 Groton, MA m.Sept. 22, 1690 Abigail (Shattuck) Morse, widow of Jonathan Morse and d/o William Shattuck
  13. Zachariah Parker b.Jan. 14, 1659 in Chelmsford, MA d.July 27, 1694 Groton, MA [killed by indians on the same day his bro. James met with the same fate] m.Elizabeth Page d/o John Page
  14. John Parker b.July 31, 1659 Chelmsford, MA d.Oct. 8, 1660 Chelmsford, MA
  15. Eleazer Parker b.Nov. 9, 1660 in Chelmsford, MA d.1705 m.(1)Mehitable prob.dau. of Elizeas and Hannah (Hawkings) Barron m.(2)Elizabeth ______ m.(3)Mary ______. Mary m.(2)Jan. 3, 1707/8 John Nutting Jr.
  16. Josiah Parker b.Aug. 3, 1664 Chelmsford, MA d.July 25, 1694 Lexington, MA
  17. Anna Parker b.Nov. 16, 1665 Groton, MA d.Sept. 15, 1704

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700, by Holmes: JAMES, b.Eng. 1618, came to N.E. 1640, taxpayer Woburn, Mass., 1645, a grantee of Billerica, Mass., 1654, removed Chelmsford, Mass., 1658, and to Groton, Mass., 1660.

From Gen. & Family History of the State of Maine, by Burrage and Stubbs: Capt. James Parker...Woburn...was made a freeman...in 1644. He was a Selectman in Groton and a Representative to the Mass. General Court, under the Charter from William & Mary.

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John Parker

b.ca.1620; s/o John Parker and Jane ______
d.1686 York County, ME
m.(Edith?) Adams
b.dau. of Samuel Adams

CHILDREN included:

  1. Mary Parker b.ca.1640 m.William Roans (Deeds vi, 176)
  2. John Parker b.1644
  3. Abraham Parker b.ca.1647
  4. Hannah Parker b.abt.1650/58 York ME m.1675 York, ME Thomas Adams

NOTE: The Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire 1623-1660 by POPE p.155: PARKER, John, York, his land referred to in the bounds of adjoining tract in 1651. Took oath of allegiance to Mass. govt. 22 Nov. 1652.

History of York by Banks Page 169: JOHN PARKER The first record of this settler is in 1648 when he was called of Marblehead, carpenter, as grantee of John Heard of his house and all his lands in Gorgeana, for the sum of twelve pounds payable in money, coin or board, in three annual payments (Deeds iii, 72). Whether this property became his homestead is uncertain, but it is known that he lived on the northwest side of Meeting House Creek and north of the Lindsey Road. He signed the Submission in 1652, and in 1656 the petition to Cromwell. He was county jailer and hangman for many years. The date of his death is not known but he was living in 1686 (Deeds IV, 61).

The name of his wife is also unknown except that she was living in 1654. He was excused from military duty in 1681...

Page 295: the name John Parker appears on the list of those who died in the Indian wars. [Sr. or Jr.?]

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Samuel Parker

b.Feb. 1, 1656 in Chelmsford, MA; s/o James Parker and Elizabeth Long
d.bef.Nov. 12, 1712 Groton, MA
m.1685 Groton, MA Abigail Lakin
b.March 13, 1667 Groton, MA; d/o John Lakin
d.aft.1722 Groton, MA
She m.(2)Feb. 7, 1721 Robert Dickson/Dixon

CHILDREN included:

  1. James Parker b.Apr. 28, 1686 Groton, MA d.Jan. 21, 1748 Groton, MA
  2. Robert Parker b.Apr. 2, 1688 Groton, MA
  3. Samuel Parker
  4. John Parker b.1694 Groton d.aft.Apr. 29, 1777
  5. Abigail Parker b.Aug. 22, 1696 Groton, MA m.Thomas Tarbell
  6. Jonathan Parker [Deacon?] b.1698 Groton, MA d.Sept. 21, 1723 Groton, MA
  7. Rachel Parker b.1698 Groton, MA [may have m.Obadiah Sawtell]
  8. Eunice Parker b.March 11, 1705 Groton, MA d.Jan. 1, 1745 Groton, MA m.Josiah Boyden
  9. James Parker b.1707 Groton, MA

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John Parker

b.1694 Groton, MA; s/o Samuel Parker and Abigail Lakin
d.aft.Apr. 29, 1777
m.May 22 OR 27, 1719 Joanna Ames
b.March 25, 1695 Groton, MA d/o John and Priscilla (Kimball) Eames
d.aft.Oct. 29, 1765 Groton, MA

CHILDREN included:

  1. Robert Parker b.Jan. 20, 1720 Groton, MA d.Sept. 30, 1775 Cambridge, MA
  2. Oliver Parker b.Feb. 23, 1738/39 Groton, MA

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Judge Oliver Parker

b.Feb. 23, 1738 Groton, MA; s/o John Parker and Joanna Ames
d.1818 Brooksville, ME
m.(1)Aug. 7, 1759 Groton, MA; Jane Nutting
b.bef.1742 of Groton, MA
m.(2)Eunice (______)
d.Feb. 8, 1767 Groton, MA
m.(3)Sarah Wooster

CHILDREN of Oliver and Eunice:

  1. Rebecca Parker b. Nov. 22, 1760 m.Capt. David Hawes
  2. Elizabeth Parker b.Sept. 23, 1763 Groton, MA d.Oct. 1, 1798 m.Capt. Samuel Wasson
  3. Simeon Parker b.May 4, 1765 d.May 5, 1807 m.Mary Perkins
  4. Oliver Parker b.Feb. 4, 1767 m.int.July 5, 1822 Abagail McIntyer [Mackintire] of Orland, ME
  5. Eunice Parker m.John S. Wasson
  6. Margille Parker
  7. Sarah Parker (b.perhaps by 2nd wife?)m.Apr. 14, 1789 Samuel Mathew

Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Castine, ME. Loyalist during the Revolution; went to Canada during the war. Later returned to Castine as a very active and prominent citizen. Moved to Brooksville late in life, where he died.

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Simeon Parker

b.May 4, 1765 Groton,MA; s/o Judge Oliver Parker and Eunice ______
d.May 5, 1807
m.Dec. 20, 1787 Mary Perkins; d/o Joseph Perkins and Phoebe Weare
b.Dec. 27, 1770 York,ME d.Dec. 3, 1833

CHILDREN included:

  1. Phoebe Ware Parker b.Nov. 29, 1788 d.Oct. 3, 1850 Blue Hill, ME m.(1)William Walker m.(2) James Roundy Candage
  2. Joseph Parker b.Nov. 21, 1790 m.Joanna ______. Joseph served in the War of 1812 as a Private in Capt. S. Lovejoy's Co., Lieut. Col. E. Sherwin's Regt., Mass. Militia Sept. 24-Nov. 10, 1814. Service at Wiscasset.
  3. Simeon Parker b.Nov. 15, 1793 m.Polly Snow
  4. William Parker b.Oct. 3, 1794 m.Thankful Snow
  5. Robert Parker
  6. Mary Parker
  7. Peggy Parker
  8. Ebenezer [Eben] Perkins Parker b.March 31, 1804 d.1892 m.Phebe Perkins Eben served in the Maine Militia 1827-1837 as a Captain in the Light Artillery 4th Regt. 1st Brigade 3rd Division. Guarding the coastline.

Brooksville, ME "A town in the Revolution" by Snow "Eben Perkins Parker, son of Simeon, above, was living on the Parker farm in 1885 then upward of eighty years of age. His memory of early events was clear and he told the following story. "... A party of men, comprising a dozen of more, were on their way to Castine to fight the British at all risks, and stopped at his father's, (some four miles from the Castine ferry), to rest themselves and get some dinner. His mother after preparing some dinner for them, and while they were eating thought she would test their courage, and being possessed of a red capelet cloak, she took it under her arm, slipped out the back door, went into the pasture, caught their old horse, led him down the road some distance toward Castine, put on her red cloak streaming in the wind, and making all the clatter she could. Just as she came over the brow of the hill below the house one of the men having finished his dinner came to the door. The first thing he saw was the red cloak coming over the hill. He just stopped long enough to scream through the door, 'The red-coats are coming, the red-coats are coming! and immediately took to his heels; all the rest dropping knives and forks, and following as fast as their legs would carry them, and by the time the lady got to the house, there was not a man to be seen or found in the vicinity...

Another episode told by Mr. Parker that he heard from his father concerned "...some four or five deserters from the British at Castine, (who) had managed to get across the river into Brooksville. They got up to the head of the river, and came to his father's just as night was coming on. He kept them all night, and after giving them a hearty breakfast, sent a hired man with them to pilot them to Blue Hill. Before noon a party of half a dozen soldier, with a sergeant in command arrived at the house in pursuit. He detained them until after dinner, and then, by many little artifices still detained them till quite late in the afternoon, and then sent my father, with an older brother, as pilot to show them the was to Naskeag, an entirely different road from that the deserters had taken, thus giving ample time to get beyond danger of being overtaken. Quite a number more of deserters, also came this way, and by the help of a few settlers here, by misleading their pursuers, etc., all made their escapes, and two of them, Joseph Daley and William Nevils, came back after the British had left Castine, settled here and raised families, and their descendants reside in this vicinity at the present day."

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William Parker

b.Oct. 3, 1794; s/o Simeon Parker and Mary Perkins
d.bet.1827 and 1829
m.int.Oct. 7, 1818 m.Nov. 8, 1818; Thankful Snow
b.Apr. 14, 1797 Brooksville, ME; d/o Isaac Snow and Mary Paine
> d.Jan. 5, 1858 Brooksville, ME

CHILDREN included:

  1. Dorothy Little Parker b.Feb. 15, 1819
  2. Phebe Wine Parker b.Jan. 7, 1821 d.Jan. 28, 1894 Brooksville, ME m.William Limeburner
  3. Emeline Perkins Parker b.Dec. 25, 1822
  4. William Perkins Parker b.April 1, 1825
  5. Robert Parker b.July 15, 1827
  6. Mary Deborah Parker b.Dec. 7, 1829
  7. Augusta M. Parker b.Nov. 25, 1835

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One source: "Ancient Sagadahoc: A Story of the Englishmen who welcomed the Pilgrims to the New World", by E.J. Chandler, 1997
Another Parker Family History page.
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