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Deacon Thomas Parker of Reading (1600''s)

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Deacon Thomas Parker

Janet Parker-Mannello (View posts)
Posted: 10 Nov 1999 7:41AM GMT
I have a partial record of Thomas Parker. He was born in 1605 in London, England. He died in 1683 in Wakefield, Mass. He came to Lynn, Mass. in 1635 on the ship "Susan and Ellen". He is believed to be the first Parker to arrive in America. Deacon Thomas Parker is buried at Wakefield, once a part of the old town Reading. I know the oldest son, the oldest son, the oldest son etc. to 1999. Nathanial, Born 1651 at Reading, Mass, date of death unknown, was Thomas' oldest son, then Stephen, born 1692 at Reading, Mass., died 1749 at Reading, Mass.
The line as I know it:
Stephen Parker, Jr. 1714 Newton, Mass. - 1785 Brattleboro, Vt.
Caleb Parker 1760 Shresbury, Mi. - 1826 Stuckely, Canada
Shephard Parker 1792 Brattleboro, Vt. - ?
Luke Parker 1827 So. Stuckley, Canada -1889 Muskegon, Mi.
Carroll Alvarado Parker 1883 Newberg, Mi. - 1931 Bozeman, Mont.
Melbourne Carroll Parker 1908 Gould City, Mi. - still living
John Carroll Parker 1931 Madison, Wis. - still living
James Carroll Parker 1961 Los Angeles, Ca. - still living

From Caleb to present day, I have all the wives and the children born to them. I might be able to find out previous Parker family children and wives if other such records are with a great aunt of mine in Montana. Her name is Wilda Bell. Caleb and Stephen both were involved in the Revolutionary War. Caleb was appointed Captain, and his wife Thankful Pratt-Parker drew pensions for Calebs services in the Revolutionary War. have the location and name of a cemetary in Mass. where several 1600 graves still exist with head stones. I have information about the involvement of two Parker women hanged in the Salem Witch Trials in 1692. Mary Giles-Parker, hung Sept. 22, 1692, married to a John Parker of Andover, Mass. A town very close to Reading and Salem. And an Alice Parker, perhaps a sister of John Parker. Giles Cory was the one person who was pressed to death, because he would not submit to a trial. He stood against the witch trials and died a martyr, as did Mary and Alice who also denied being witches, therefore hung for their insubmission to the illegal court. Hope this was of interest and some help. I'll write ny aunt in Montana to see what else she has to offer. It is exciting to find a member of my family that has a connection to Deacon Thomas Parker. Looking at the family tree web site, there are thousands of Parkers, but to find this lineage is real exciting to me.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Anna Corey 13 Aug 1999 10:46AM GMT 
Janet Parker-Mannello 10 Nov 1999 2:41PM GMT 
Cathy Juujarvi 12 Nov 1999 4:07PM GMT 
glendajkenned... 9 Jan 2005 5:47PM GMT 
Douglas J. Parker 26 Jun 2000 9:52PM GMT 
Janet (Parker) Mannello 29 Jun 2000 2:14PM GMT 
Janet (Parker) Mannello 29 Jun 2000 3:25PM GMT 
Lyle Stephenson 25 Feb 2001 10:33AM GMT 
OStone6830 13 Nov 2001 3:37AM GMT 
WardMedlock 22 Jan 2003 8:18AM GMT 
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