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About Samuel Parkman

Samuel Parkman, son of Rev. Ebenezer Parkman and Hannah Breck, was born 22 Aug 1751 in Westborough, Worcester MA and died on 11 June 1824.


  1. on 11 Feb 1773 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts to Sarah Shaw, (1752-1784), daughter of Francis Shaw and Sarah Burt.
  2. on 8 May 1784 in Littleton, Massachusetts to Sarah Rogers (1755-1835), daughter of Rev. Daniel Rogers and Elizabeth Ruggles.

Children of Samuel Parkman and Sarah Shaw:

  1. Hannah Parkman
  2. John Parkman b. 1782

Children of Sarah Rogers and Samuel Parkman:

  1. Elizabeth Willard Parkman b: 31 MAR 1785 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA m. Robert Gould Shaw (1776-1853)
  2. Francis PARKMAN , Rev. b: 3 JUN 1788 in Boston, Suffolk, MA m. Caroline Hall (1794-1871)
  3. George PARKMAN b: 19 FEB 1790
  4. Samuel PARKMAN b: SEP 1791
  5. Daniel PARKMAN b: SEP 1794

"Samuel Parkman's store was on Merchants' Row. His house stood on the corner of Green and Chardon streets. The Electric Railway Station now occupies his old site. He built two houses for his two daughters on a part of his large garden, which still stand facing Bowdoin Square between Green and Cambridge streets.

Samuel Parkman, with Elias Hasket Derby, of Salem, Samuel and William Shaw, of Boston, and a few other merchants of the day, amassed a large fortune in exporting indigo, tar, turpentine, masts, etc., and bringing back from India and China vessels laden with the rich manufactures of those countries.

In 1801 he presented to the Westborough Church the first bell which had ever rung to call the people to worship, and the day that they voted their thanks to him they decided to add a steeple to their plain meeting-house. This was afterwards taken down, and the " old Arcade," as we know it, may have resembled the church as it was in the minister's day more nearly than the building re- constructed from the recollections of our "oldest inhabitants." The bell, cast by Paul Revere, is now in the belfry of the Baptist Church.

Among the portraits hanging in Faneuil Hall are two presented by Samuel Parkman; one of Peter Faneuil, by Col. Henry Sargent, the other a full-length of Washington, standing by his white horse, by Stuart." from:



  1. Dudley, Dean. History and Genealogy of the Dudley Family, Dean Dudley, 1898 Page: 896
  2. Dudley, Dean. The history of the Dudley family; containing the genealogy of each branch in various countries, from their first settlement in America, and tracing the ancestry back to the Norman Conquest of England (1894)


  1. Dean, p. 896

1/10/2015 Following the line from Capen Family (1500s-1600s) down to Calvin Coolidge on This is where I got birth, death, marriage, spouse and most other info while drilling down then following back up and then down again to connect President Grant and President Calvin Coolidge, even though I previously found Grant. I had seen a connection with Coolidge. That would Only be on the people that I made and copied this note on, then took it further to Col Robert Gould Shaw. CTC:

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Samuel Parkman's Timeline

August 22, 1751
Westborough, Worcester, Masschusetts
February 12, 1774
Age 22
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts
October 17, 1775
Age 24
July 9, 1777
Age 25
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
February 14, 1779
Age 27
April 6, 1780
Age 28
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
January 25, 1782
Age 30
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
March 21, 1785
Age 33
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts