Lemuel Parkhurst

Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lemuel

When Lemuel Parkhurst was born on 23 October 1820, in Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Otis Parkhurst, was 39 and his mother, Sarah "Sally" Jones, was 32. He married Amelia Elizabeth Leavens in 1849. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Spring Grove Township, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Grant Township, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1885.

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Lemuel Parkhurst
Amelia Elizabeth Leavens
Marriage: 1849
William C. Parkhurst
Lemuel Kingsbury Parkhurst
Lemuel P. Parkhurst
Frederick L Parkhurst
Lizzie J. Parkhurst
Anna I. Parkhurst
Clarence Lincoln Parkhurst

Spouse & Children

  • Male1820–Male

  • Amelia Elizabeth Leavens




  • William C. Parkhurst


  • Lemuel Kingsbury Parkhurst


  • Frederick L Parkhurst


  • Lemuel P. Parkhurst


  • Lizzie J. Parkhurst


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+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Age 26

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 37

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Parkhurst, for example in Sussex, Surrey, and Hampshire.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lemuel Parkhurst, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Lemual Parkhust, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Lemual Parkhust, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"

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