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William Parker

Born:  6 Oct 1760 at Wallingford, New Haven Co., CT.

Died:  5 or 6 Oct 1827 [both dates given] at Lexington, Greene Co., NY.

Buried:  Jewett Cemetery at Jewett, Greene Co., NY.

Parents:  Unknown.

Married:  26 Mar 1789 at Stockbridge, Berkshire Co., MA, Ruth SMITH (both were of Stockbridge), b circa 1768, living 15 Sep 1838 (age 70) at Lexington, NY, d 1839.

Rev War:  Served as a private in Capt. Samuel Barker's company, Col. Dougals' regiment, CT Line (widow's pension & DAR Patriot).

Military Rank: Beer's History of Greene County calls him Maj. William Parker. Basis for the rank is not known.

Resided:  Of Wallingford, CT, during the Rev War; of Stockbridge, MA; and of Lexington, NY.

William Parker made reference to "family" in his 1818 Rev War pension application. Children (prob others) of William & Ruth (Smith) Parker:
1. Caleb Parker, b circa 1790 in NY, veteran of War of 1812; m Lucy --?--, b circa 1800 in NY, living 1880; of Lexington and Jewett, NY, where he was a farmer; chn:
    1. George Parker, b Feb 1820 at Lexington, NY; m Emeline FINCH, b May 1832 in NY; of Lexington and Jewett, NY, where he was a farmer; chn, all b in NY:
        1. Mansfield Parker, b circa 1848.
        2. Amos Parker, b Apr 1850; m Roena --?--, b circa 1854 in NY; of Jewett, NY, where he was a farmer; chn, all b in NY:
            1. Frank Parker, b circa 1876.
            2. Charles Parker, b circa 1877.
            3. William Parker, b circa 1879.
        3. Theodore Parker, b Feb 1853; m Huldah --?--, b Oct 1853 in NY; of Lexington, NY, where he was a farmer; chn, all b in NY:
            1. Corydon D. Parker, b Nov 1873; m Carrie --?--, b Jul 1877 in NY; child:
                1. Russell J. Parker, b Sep 1895 in NY.
            2. Morgan W. Parker, b May 1884.
        4. Almira Parker, b circa 1854.
        5. Emma Parker, b Jun 1859; m Willard DUNHAM, b Feb 1860 in NY; of Jewett and Lexington, NY, where he was a farmer.
        6. Elizabeth Parker, b Jul 1863.
        7. George W. Parker, b Jun 1867; m Grace --?--, b Jul 1878 in NY.
    2. Porter Parker, b circa 1822, living 1910 ("single").
    3. Damaris Parker, b circa 1825; m Sylvester TUTTLE, b circa 1840 in NY; of Cairo, Greene Co., NY, where he was a farmer; chn:
        1. George Tuttle, b circa 1854 in NY.
        2. Lucius Tuttle, b circa 1859 in NY.
    4. Milo Parker, b circa 1830, living 1910 ("single"); of Jewett, NY, where he was a farmer.
    5. Chauncey Parker, b Feb 1833; m Rachel --?--, b Dec 1843 in NY; of Jewett, NY, where he was a farmer; chn, a b in NY:
        1. Emory/Emma Parker (dau? or son?), born circa 1868.
        2. Lewis Parker, b Jul 1869.
        3. Isidore Parker (son), b Feb 1882.
    6. Mary "Polly" Parker, b circa 1839, living 1920 ("single").
2. Hannah Parker, b 1795 in NY, d 1859; m 1823 William FINCH; chn:
    1. Caroline Finch, b 1826, d 1895; m 1842 James McMenamy, b circa 1810 in IRL; of Catskill, Greene Co., NY.

Sources:
Anonymous. 1884. History of Greene County, NY.
DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, page 2233.
DAR Lineage Book, Volume 108, page 282.
SAR Revolutionary War Graves Register.
White. 1992. Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, page 2596.

Revised: January 11, 2004 .

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