Margaret Parker

31 January 1742–1 December 1822 (Age 80)
Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Parker was born on 31 January 1742, in Deep River, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, William Parker, was 35 and her mother, Mary Bushnell, was 27. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Jonathan Bushnell. She died on 1 December 1822, in Westbrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Old Burying Ground, Cromwell, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Bushnell
1744–1821
Margaret Parker
1742–1822
Jonathan Bushnell
1774–1842
John Bushnell
1775–1859
Margaret Bushnell
1778–1817
William Bushnell
1781–1842

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(1)

World Events (6)

1776
Age 34
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
Age 39
The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1783 · A Free America
Age 41
The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English parker ‘park-keeper’ (Old French parquier, parchier), an officer employed to look after deer and other game in a hunting park (see Park 1). This surname is also very common among African Americans. It has also been recorded since medieval times in Ireland.Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish names.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Parkman
Parkerson
Parkey
Park

Sources (2)

  • Margaret Bushnell, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Margaret Parker Bushnell, "Find A Grave Index"

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