Ephraim Parker

25 March 1732–26 March 1844 (Age 112)
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Ephraim

When Ephraim Parker was born on 25 March 1732, in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Parker, was 43 and his mother, Abigail Sawtell, was 35. He married Azubah Farnsworth on 16 January 1757. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 26 March 1844, in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 112, and was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Ephraim Parker
Azubah Farnsworth
Marriage: 16 January 1757
Nehemiah Parker
Tryphena Parker
Joshua Parker

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16 January 1757


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Age 44

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 44

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Age 57

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a gamekeeper employed in a medieval park, from an agent derivative of Middle English parc ‘park’ ( see Park 1). This surname is also found in Ireland.2 Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish names.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ephraim Parker, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Ephraim Parker in entry for Joshua Parker, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Ephraim Parker, "Find A Grave Index"

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