Clarissa Parker

Brief Life History of Clarissa

When Clarissa Parker was born on 10 December 1831, in Licking, Ohio, United States, her father, Thomas Parker, was 34 and her mother, Mary Thrall, was 30. She married John T. Lawrence in Linnville, Windsor Township, Lawrence, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bowling Green Township, Licking, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Ohio, United States in 1870. She died on 21 August 1901, in Licking, Ohio, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Linnville Cemetery, Linnville, Licking, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

John T. Lawrence
Clarissa Parker
Frank Edward Lawrence
Thomas Dudley Lawrence
Ella Lawrence
May Lawrence

Sources (6)

  • Clarissa Parker in household of Thomas Parker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Clara Orr Lawrence, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Clara Dee in entry for Thomas D. Lawrence and Allie Stewart, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

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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