When Porter Dexter Parkhurst was born on 15 March 1824, in Mansfield, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Dexter Parkhurst, was 26 and his mother, Miriam Spear, was 22. He married Sarah D. Pinkham on 5 June 1849, in Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Erwins, Erwin, Steuben, New York, United States in 1875 and Erwin, Steuben, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 18 September 1883, in Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 59.
English: habitational name from any of various places called Parkhurst, such as Parkhurst in Buxted (Sussex), which is recorded as Perkehurst in 1439, and Parkhurst in Abinger (Surrey), which is recorded as Parkherst in 1464. The placenames derive from Middle English park ‘park, enclosure’ (Old French parc) or parrok ‘enclosure, paddock’ (Old English pearroc) + hirste ‘hillock, copse’ (Old English hyrst).