Lemuel Parkhurst

1820–
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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Family Time Line

Lemuel Parkhurst
1820–
Amelia Elizabeth Leavens
1828–1911
Marriage: 1849
William C. Parkhurst
1852–1862
Lemuel Kingsbury Parkhurst
1852–1926
Lemuel P. Parkhurst
1856–
Frederick L Parkhurst
1854–1921
Lizzie J. Parkhurst
1857–1859
Anna I. Parkhurst
1858–1859
Clarence Lincoln Parkhurst
1859–1937

Spouse & Children

  • Male1820–Male

  • Amelia Elizabeth Leavens

    Female1828–1911Female

MARRIAGE
1849
children

(7)

  • William C. Parkhurst

    Male1852–1862Male

  • Lemuel Kingsbury Parkhurst

    Male1852–1926Male

  • Frederick L Parkhurst

    Male1854–1921Male

  • Lemuel P. Parkhurst

    Male1856–Male

  • Lizzie J. Parkhurst

    Female1857–1859Female

+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(14)

+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.
1846

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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