Elisha Abijah Parke

1772–1858 (Age 85)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elisha Abijah

When Elisha Abijah Parke was born on 19 September 1772, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jacob Parke, was 21 and his mother, Eunice Smith, was 17. He married Sarah B Blair on 9 October 1798, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Union Township, Washington, Ohio, United States in 1850. He died on 11 January 1858, in Watertown, Washington, Ohio, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Washington, Ohio, United States.

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Elisha Abijah Parke
Sarah B Blair
Marriage: 9 October 1798
Robert Blair Parke
Salmon or Solomon Parke
Ruel Parke
John Parke
Mary Parke
Sarah S Parke
Hannah Parke
Susan Parke
Finette Hariette Parke

Spouse & Children

9 October 1798
Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States


  • Male1798–1877Male

  • Salmon or Solomon Parke


  • Ruel Parke


  • Male1805–Male

  • Female1807–Female

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World Events (7)


Age 4

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 4

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 28

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.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Park , found mainly in northern Ireland.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elisha Parks, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elisha Packs, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Elisha Packs, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

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