|Maternal & Paternal|
Families: Leete | Grundy | Burgoyne
| Carter | Browne
| Garfield | Johnson | Sanderson
Maternal and paternal descent
(1) George Parkhurst, born 1588 in probably in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, died before 1695 probably in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusets. He married Phebe Leete, born about 1590 probably in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, died about 1643 probably in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusets. She was the daughter of Robert Leete and Alice Grundy. Robert was the son of John Leete and Helen Burgoyne. They resided for some time at Parkhurst Manor, Guiflord, Surrey, England, before coming to America sometime before 1642.
born June 1621 in Ipswich, Suffolk Co., England, died March 1698 in Watertown,
Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. George, Jr. was the oldest surviving
son of George Parkhurst and Phebe Leete. He came as a boy to Watertown,
Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, with his father and siblings where he remained
the for the rest of his life. He settled on
the old Parkhurst farm in a part of Watertown, that later became Waltham,
Massachusetts. His farm was located on the east side of Beaver Brook and
on the north side of the old country road. The house stood a few
rods east of the cottage of Thomas Page.
He married Sarah Browne, born December 1643 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, died September 1649 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of Abraham and Lydia Browne. Parents of:
(3) John Parkhurst,
born June 1644 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, died September
1725 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married Abigail
daughter of Edward Garfield
and Rebecca Johnson.
According to the Suffolk County Deeds Book 1, page 78, William Page with his wife Anne, took John, son of George Parkhurst, Jr. to bring up in 1646 after his father returned to England. John spent his entire adult life in Watertown, Massachusetts. His name is on the returns list of men eligible for military service during King Phillip's War in 1675. For his service, his son John received a land grant 58 years later.
At the annual town meeting held on 4 November 1678, he was chosen one of the two hogreeves for the coming year. As such, he was responsible for preventing or appraising damage by stray swine. The next year he was again appointed, but with the added responsibility of regulating fences. John was a Watertown selectman in 1694 and 1695. No grave stone has been found for John or his wife Abigail.
Last updated March 1999