Parker Sargent

10 May 1803–24 December 1890 (Age 87)
Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Parker

When Parker Sargent was born on 10 May 1803, in Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Reuben Sargent, was 35 and his mother, Mary Tarbox, was 37. He married Sarah Hobbs before 1828. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 24 December 1890, in Carlton, Orleans, New York, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Kenyonville, Carlton, Orleans, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Parker Sargent
Sarah Hobbs
Marriage: before 1828
Ariel Sargent
Laura M. Sargent
Jane Ann Sargent
Alfred Dana Sargent
Sarah Amanda Sargent
John Parker Sargent
Mary Cristina Sargent
Sanford Church Sargent

Spouse and Children

before 1828


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 5

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 24

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

English and French: in medieval times this did not denote a rank in the army, but was an occupational name for a servant, Middle English, Old French sergent (Latin serviens, genitive servientis, present participle of servire ‘to serve’). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense, but the word also developed various more specialized meanings, being used for example as a technical term for a tenant by military service below the rank of a knight, and as the name for any of certain administrative and legal officials in different localities, which may also have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Parker Sargent, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Parker Sargent, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Parker Sargent, "United States Census, 1880"

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