Biography of Alexander Parke
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Parke, Alexander, was born at Bloomsbury, N. J., of Irish and English parentage, and came to Erin in 1820, where he was one of the first settlers and where he cleared a farm. He died at the age of sixty two. By his first wife he had four children: James, Hannah, David, and Betsey, and by his second he had four children: Polly, Mahala, Rachel, and Harriet. David J. Parke, born at Bloomsbury, N. J., came to Erin with his father in 1820, and married Eliza Parke four years later. His children were Alexander H., Marilla, Lucinda, Adaline, Rosanna, Mary, Isabel, Charlotte, Ada A., Byron Y., and J. Jackson. The latter was born at Erin, September 4, 1839, and married Lucy, daughter of Abram and Elizabeth Barnes. November 6, 1861. Their children are B. M. and David J. David J. Parke married Julia, daughter of Thomas and Caroline Hamlin, October 17, 1888, and they have one son, James Lollie, born August 12, 1889. J. Jackson Parke is serving his second term as justice of the peace. He was supervisor of the town of Erin two terms and assessor for eleven years.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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