Biography of Joshua Parker
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JOSHUA PARKER, one of the earliest settlers in Dundee township, was born in Wallingford, Conn., in 1770. He settled in Raisinville, now Dundee township, in 1826. He had five daughters and two sons. His daughters, Mrs. Eva Potter and Mrs. Nancy Spanlding, the former of Dundee village, the latter of Lake county, Ind., are the only survivors. Mrs. potter was born June 10, 1815. In 1835 she married Lyman Plank, who died in 1838; a daughter and a son were born to them as follows: Betbey A., wife of E. F. Hunt, of Ca1ifornia, and Lyman, of Deerfield, Mich. In 1865 she married Alfred Potter, who was born in Rutland, Vt., in 1811. He died in 1869. He came to Dundee in 1837. Mrs. Potter's father died in 1853.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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