About Elisha Parker
Rev War: Served as an ensign and lieutenant, 1776-1778, in Capt. Josiah Gibb's company, Col. William Richmond's regiment, RI Line (DAR Patriot).
Resided: Of Coventry, RI; and of Burlington, NY.
Biographies fromThe History of Otsego County, New York
1740-1878D. Hamilton Hurd
Published by Everts & Fariss, Phil
PARKER, David G. - Burlington
1. Among the early pioneers of this town may be mentioned the PARKER family. Alexander Parker was of English origin; his grandfather was from England, and settled in the New England States:
2 Alexander was a native of Rhode Island, and was born Jan. 8, 1768.
3. His father's name was Elisha Parker, and was born Aug 6, 1746, in Rhode Island;
4. His mother's maiden name was Miss Maria ELLSWORTH, and was born near Plymouth, Mass. (Mary Ayelsworth rb)
They had eleven children, all born in the New England States.
3A. Capt. Elisha Parker served as a captain during the Revolutionary War. Soon after the year 1800 he and his wife and balance of family settled in Burlingtonon a part of the farm now owned by their grandson, David G.; here 3B. 4A. they continued to reside until their death. Mrs. Elisha Parker died Sept. 24, 1828, and he died March 19, 1813.
Alexander was reared a farmer, and when a boy he worked out by the month to aid in the support of his father's large family. Thus he worked until he was of age, and for one year thereafter he continued to work by the month in order to get a little money to begin life.
In 1790 he settled on the farm now owned by his son, David G., at West Burlington.
While still a small boy
A. He (Alexander) was a waiter in the Revolutionary war. He married Miss Joanna GARDNER, a daughter of Abraham Gardner, of Pownell, Vt., Feb. 17, 1793. She was born Aug. 28, 1777, in Pownell, Vt. By this nine children were born, - Abram, Polly, Elisha, Ira, Betsey, Mehitable, Alexander, Jr., Sarah, and David G.; four are dead.
Alexander Parker, Sr., was a one time a very large landholder, and gave each of his sons one hundred acres of land, besides the necessaries, tools, and stock to commence farming. In politics, a Democrat. He and his wife were members of the Baptist church for more than fifty years.
2B. Mr. Alexander Parker's first wife was a sister to his second wife; her name was Sarah GARDNER, and they were married about Jan. 1, 1791, by whom one boy, David, was born Oct. 29, 1791. He died March 7, 1793. Mrs. Sarah Parker died May 27, 1792; Mr. A. Parker died Feb. 27, 1845; Mrs. A. Parker died June 22, 1860.
David G. Parker was born on his present farm at West Burlington, Nov. 29, 1822. He received a common-school education. He lived with his parents until their death. He married Miss Susannah BOLTON, May 27, 1852. She is the daughter of Lemuel and Ruth Bolton, and was born in Burlington, Otsego Co., N.Y., July 14, 1817; her parents came from Pownell, Vt.
By the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. David G. Parker five children were born, namely, Ella M., born Sept. 16, 1853, and came to her death June 15, 1859, by being caught in the bars while climbing through them, which caused her neck to be broken; her mother was the first to see her little daughter and rescue her lifeless form; Issac B., Dexter A., Otis M., and Ruth J. H., all are living and at home. Mr. Parker is a farmer by occupation, and one of the leading stock-growers and dealers in the county. He is the owner of more than 330 acres of good land, besides property in the south. Mr. Parker is one of the most enterprising citizens of the town. He began life poor, but by industry and frugality he has to-day a pleasant home, and is surrounded by four intelligent children. In politics he is a Democrat; he never desired any political office, but preferred the quiet of home. He has made all the improvements on his fine farm, a view of which may be seen elsewhere.
Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, page 108
- ***There aretwo Mary Aylesworths, born within months of the other:
<> Mary, born 13 Feb 1748, daughter of Ephraim (see attached).
<> Mary, born 27 Oct 1748, daughter of Judiah.
Mary, daughter of Judiah, married a Parker (per her father's will).
Mary, daughter of Ephraim, probably married a Parker (see reference to her brother William Aylesworth will (footnote of attached).
Arnold' s West Greenwich, RI VRs has this marriage: Elisha Parker, of Coventry, and Mary Aylesworth, of West Greenwich, 15 Jan 1767, by Phillip Green, Justice [of the Peace].
Both of the above Marys were probably of West Greenwich at the time of the Mary-Elisha marriage.
- **The Narragansett Historical Register, Volume XI. April 1891. No. 2. James N. Arnold, Ed. Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., Hamilton, R. I. (E. L. Freeman Co., Printers, Central Falls, R. I.)
Military Returns and Muster Rolls of the Soldiers of the Revolution http://www.rootsweb.com/~rigenweb/article232.html A Return of what men inlisted by Elisha Parker in Capt. Gibb's Company, in Colo. Stanton's Regement: Robert Love, John Greene, Ezekeel Parker, Joshua Straight, Thomas Parker, Arter Alswith, Salvanus Ames, Benjamin Jackson, Joseph Brown, Zebulon Mellett, Alexander Love, Alexander Parker Total 12; Seven inlisted into the Standing Army Elisha Parker, 2d., Lieut. [Rhode Island State Papers, Military Returns, 1776 - 1777, page 18]
"Elisha Parker served as a Captain during the Revolutionary War. Soon after the year 1800 he, his wife, and the balance of his family settled in Burlington, NY on a part of the farm now owned by their grandson, David G. Parker. Here they continued to reside until their death. Mrs. Elisha Parker died Sept 24, 1828 and Captain Parker died 19 March 1813." By David G. Parker of Burlington, NY (p. 108 from “Biographies from the History of Otsego, NY 1740-1878” ed. D. Hamilton Hurd: published by Everts Fariss, Philadelphia).
Elisha Parker; George Parker; Abel Parker: all declared on the List of the Freemen of Pownal, Vermont dated 1773. from the Pownal Historical Society http://www.pownal.org/PHS/index.html
- **· ID: I1579
· Name: Elisha PARKER
· Sex: M
· Birth: 6 AUG 1746 in Rhode Island ( possibly Coventry) 1
· Death: 19 MAR 1813 in Burlington, Otsego, NY 1
· Event: Event 1 Capt. in Revolutionary War 1
· Event: Event 2 AFT. 1808 Moved to Burlington, Otsego, NY 1
Notes from book found in Historical Library in Cooperstown, Otsego, NY: "1740 - 1878 Otsego Co., NY with Illustrations"; W. E. Morrison & Co., Republishers, Ovid, NY, Everts & Fariss: Military Records for Burlington, Otsego, Co., page 108 David G. Parker "Among the early pioneers of this town maybe mentioned the Parker Family. Alexander Parker was of English origin, his grandfather was from England, and settled in the New England States. Alexander was a notive of RI and was born Jan. 8, 1768. His father's name was Elisha Parker and was born Aug. 6, 1746 in RI; his mother's maiden name was Miss Maria Ellsworth and was born near Plymouth, Mass. They had 11 children, all born in the New England States. Elisha Parker was Capt. in Rev. War. Moved to Burlington after 1808. Maria died Sept. 24 1828 and Elisha died March 19, 1813."
Elisha Parker's Timeline
August 6, 1746
Coventry, Kent County, Province of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
January 15, 1767
Coventry or West Greenwich, Kent County, Province of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
January 8, 1768
Coventry, Rhode Island
April 9, 1770
March 5, 1772
October 18, 1776
September 25, 1780
Pownal, VT, USA
August 6, 1782
Pownal, VT, USA
June 7, 1784
Pownal, VT, USA