Abednego Parker

31 July 1799–4 September 1884 (Age 85)
Granville Centre, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Abednego

When Abednego Parker was born on 31 July 1799, in Granville Centre, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Abijah Parker Jr, was 32 and his mother, Lydia Balcom, was 35. He married Sarah Brennan on 12 July 1838, in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada for about 82 years. He died on 4 September 1884, in Peabody, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Abednego Parker
Sarah Brennan
Marriage: 12 July 1838
William K. Parker
Rebeccah Ann Parker
William Parker
Lydia Parker
Eveline Lavinia Parker
James Parker

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Brennan


12 July 1838
Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada


    William K. Parker



    Lydia Parker


    Eveline Lavinia Parker


    William Parker


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Lydia Balcom




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 4

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 26

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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)

  • Abnedigo Parker, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Abednigo Parker in entry for Lydia B Parker, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877"
  • Abednigo Parker in entry for Lydia B Parker, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877"

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