Joseph Parkhurst, Sr.

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Joseph Parkhurst, Sr.

Birthplace: Ipswich, Suffolk, England (United Kingdom)
Death: November 30, 1709 (75-83)
Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Chelmsford, MA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Parkhurst; George Parkhurst; Phebe Parkhurst and Phoebe Parkhurst
Husband of Rebecca Parkhurst
Father of Mary Blodgett; Joseph Parkhurst, Jr.; Abigail Cummings; Ebenezer Parkhurst; Rebecca Foster and 1 other
Brother of Phebe Arnold, of Ilchester & Providence; Mary Carter; Samuel Parkhurst; Deborah Smith; George Parkhurst, Jr. and 4 others
Half brother of Sarah Alger; Benjamin Parkhurst; Daniel Parkhurst; Joshua Parkhurst and Caleb Parkhurst

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About Joseph Parkhurst, Sr.

Joseph probably came to Watertown, MA before 1640 with his father and siblings. Joseph was a proprietor (original settler) of the New Field (a new district or "town") in Chelmsford, MA and was allotted 12 acres on 12 March 1666/7. His house lot was located "west by town highway to the mill, north by land of Thomas Sewell, east by town common, south by land of John Wright". This location is now on Stedman Street, Lowell, MA.

He married Rebecca Reade, daughter of Esdras [SIC: Esdras is mythical - Erica Howton] Reade and Elizabeth Watson, 26 Jun 1656, in Concord, Middlesex Co., MA. 5 children.



  1. Boston VRs p. 39
  2. 50 Colonists p. 259
  3. Chelmsford VRs p. 424
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Joseph Parkhurst, Sr.'s Timeline

December 21, 1629
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
December 21, 1629
Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
December 21, 1629
St. Margaret, Suffolk, England, Uk
December 21, 1629
St. Margaret, Suffolk, England, Uk
August 10, 1657
Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
August 14, 1659
Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
January 12, 1661
Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA, United States
March 11, 1664
Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
December 2, 1671
Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts