|Birthplace:||Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States|
Daughter of Rev. Ebenezer Parkman and Hannah Parkman
|Managed by:||Harrison Victor Baldwin|
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About Sarah Parkman
Sarah Parkman, dau. of Rev. Ebenezer Parkman and Hannah Breck, was born Mar. 20, 1742.
~• "Rev. Job Gushing, the first minister of Shrewsbury, pastor of the church there from 1723 to his death in 1760. He was the father of Col. Job Gushing— also of Rev. John Gushing, who married in 1769 Mr. Parkman's daughter Sarah. She lived to be eighty-two years of age and died in 1825. Mrs. Tuckerman writes of this daughter Sarah, as follows:—" My grandmother married Dr. John Gushing, of Ashburuham, who taught school in Westborough the year after he graduated from Harvard Gollege. He boarded in the minister's family, and when he was ordained, at the age of twenty- four, he came back and carried off the daughter as his bride. This wa§ in 1768. She was a remarkably bright and capable woman, judging from the family traditions. There were seven children in that large family younger than she, and she had so much to do that her mother could not spare her the time to go to school when it was kept at intervals." ~• from the diary of Rev. Ebenezer Parkman