Circa 1778

Pvt. John Parker

Kelly's 5th Great Grandfather & D.A.R. Patriot
D.A.R. Ancestor #: A087551 / Find A Grave Memorial #: 41413487

John Parker was born in 1762 in the borough of Litchfield, Colony of Connecticut, British America [modern Litchfield, CT, USA]. His parents are Isaac & Hannah Beach Parker. He is also the 2nd Great Grandson of Edward Parker, who immigrated from England bef. 1640.

In 1778 John enlisted to fight in the American Revolution for a term of 5 years. He finished his service in 1783. His records state that he engaged in the capture of Cornwallis. Five years later, in April 1818, he filed for a pension, which was issued to him in July 1819. Grandpa John's D.A.R. Ancestor # is A087551.

John married Merab Parker, probably after the war. Merab was born 1762 in Wallingford, Colony of Connecticut, British America [modern New Haven Co, CT]. She was born to Gamaliel Parker, Sr. & Elizabeth Blakeslee. She and John are distant cousins.

John & Merab had 6 children that I know of (as of 7/18/19); Lois Parker Dickenson, Merab Almira Parker Onthank, Hannah Parker Ticknor, Hyman Parker, my 4th great grandfather Chester Parker, & Thomas B. Parker.

John died October 1831 in Broome Co, NY.  Merab passed away one year earlier in June 1830. They are both buried in Hazard Cemetery, Triangle, Broome Co, NY.

[the following contains 3 John Parkers; John Sr., John Jr. & Jr’s grandson, John]

Edward Parker (b. 1622, England). He came to the American Colony before 1640 (he was made a Freeman in 1639, New Haven). It is there seven years later that he marries Elizabeth Wood, who was also born in England.

Edward & Elizabeth had 4 known children; John Parker Sr. (mar. Hannah Bassett), Mary Parker [mar. John Hall], Hope Parker [mar. Samuel Cooke], & Lydia Parker [mar. John Thomas].

John Parker Sr. was born 1648 in Wallingford, New Haven Colony (Connecticut).
In 1670, he married Hannah Bassett. Hannah was born in 1650 in New Haven, New Haven Colony (Connecticut) to William & Hannah Dickerman Bassett (both were born in England). John Sr & Hannah had 11 known children; Hannah Parker (mar. William Andrus/Andrews), Elizabeth Parker (mar. Josiah Royce), John Parker Jr (mar. Mary Kibbe)-my 7th great grandparents, Abiah Parker (mar Thomas Matthews), Rachel Parker (mar. Thomas Richardson), Joseph Parker (mar. Sarah Curtis), Mary Parker (mar. Joseph Clark), Eliphalet Parker Sr (mar. Hannah Beach)- ALSO my 7th great grandparents, Samuel Letle Parker (mar. Sarah Goodsell), Edward Parker, Abigail Parker (mar. Josiah Hotchkiss).

John Parker Jr was born 1675 in New Haven. He married Mary Kibbe & had Isaac Parker (b. 1720). Isaac is the father of John Parker [b. 1762].

   *Son Eliphalet Sr. & his wife Hannah Beach had Gamaliel Sr., father of Merab Parker.
   *John & Merab are husband & wife, as well as second cousins. They are 5th Great Grandparents.

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