Charles Parker

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Parker was born on 9 June 1759, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, John Parker, was 29 and his mother, Abigail Phillips, was 26. He married Elsie Turner on 2 April 1801, in Stamford, Bennington, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Sunderland, Bennington, Vermont, United States in 1790. He registered for military service in 1776. He died on 9 April 1841, in Stamford, Bennington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Charles Parker
Elsie Turner
Marriage: 2 April 1801
William Parker
George Parker
about 1812–1837
Reuben Parker
Dewey Parker
Horace Parker

Sources (7)

  • Charles Parker, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Charles Parker in entry for Reuben Parker, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Charles Pasker, "United States Census, 1810"

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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.

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