Biography of Parkman M. Lund
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Lund, Parkman Macy, is descended from Thomas Lund,(1) born in 1660, who settled in Dunstable, N. H.; William Lund,(2) born January 26, 1686, married Rachel Holden, and was captured by the Indians near Nashua, N. H., in 1724 (at which time his brother Thomas was killed), and taken to Canada, where he was redeemed; William Lund,(3) born July 8, 1717, died May 20, 1782; John Lund,(4) born February 22, 1749, married Hannah Phelps, became a major in the Revolutionary war, served at the battle of Bunker Hill, and died March 11, 1822, on the old homestead in Nashua (formerly a part of Duustable), which remained in the Lund family until 1897; and Jonathan P. Lund,(5) born in Nashua, N. H., September 12, 1796, married, November 25, 1827, Rebecca Ames Eaton (born December 22, 1799), daughter of Jacob Eaton of South Reading. now Wakefield, Mass. Jonathan P. came to Acushnet, New Bedford, about 1831, and engaged in the tin business, establishing in 1836 the tin and hardware store at that point now owned by George A. Cobb, which he continued until 1864. He also, in company with Charles W. Morgan, operated a candle, paper, and later a wall paper factory there from 1842 to 1862, and from 1865 to 1869 he conducted a saw mill in the same building. He died December 4, 1874; his wife died June 8, 1883. Their children were Parkman Macy Lund, born in Wakefield, Mass., February 25, 1829: Rebecca H., born June 7, 1830, married Charles A. M. Taber, February 18, 1850, and lives in Wakefield; Eliza S., born February 15, 1832, in North Fairhaven, Mass., married James H. Carter January 9, 1867, and also resides in Wakefield; Jonathan P., jr., born August 21, 1834, in New Bedford, Mass., married Rebecca E. Doty October 10, 1860, and died December 31, 1863; and Edward P., born September 2, 1839, in New Bedford, Mass., married Mary L. Doty October 6, 1864, and died June 10, 1866. Parkman M. Lund was educated in the public and high schools of New Bedford and was associated with his father in the tin and hardware business at Acushnet until 1864, when he purchased the store. He sold out in 1868, and since then has devoted his attention to his private interests. He was a foundation member of the New Bedford Board of Trade, and has been a trustee of the Five Cents Savings Bank since January, 1879, a member of its board of investment since January, 1887, and clerk of the board since January, 1888. January 23, 1863, he married Sarah R., daughter of Clifton Lund of Nashua, N. H., and they have one son, Willie Clifton Lund, born October 27, 1866.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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