Biography of Samuel Parker of Elba, NY

Samuel Parker, a native of Massachusetts, served in the Revolutionary war. Sherrard, his son, was born in Massachusetts, August 4, 1794, and came with his parents to Byron in 1806. He was educated at the district schools, and taught several terms. He was a farmer and millwright by occupation, and built the first mill in the town of Byron. In 1817 he married Sarah, daughter of William Williams, of that town, and the same year located on road 23, in Elba. They had eight children, viz.: Harlow E., Sarah D., Mary E., Clara, Albert, Edward, Amanda M., and Samuel. Samuel Parker was born on the old homestead, where his father located in 1818, and where he still resides, September 22, 1834. His education was derived from the district schools and an academy. He has been supervisor of the town, justice of the peace, and president of the Genesee County Agricultural Society. April 10. 1861, he married Alice L., only daughter of O. R. Clark, and they have children as follows: B. Clark, who married Mary C. Fuller, of Oakfield; Carrie A., who married Lewis H. Chase, of Philadelphia; and Bert H., who lives at home with his parents.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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