Biography of Orrin C. Parker

Parker, Orrin C.-The subject of this sketch was born March 29, 1838. He married Melia A. Pember August 11, 1862. The same year he enlisted as a private in the 129th N. Y. Volunteers, but before the regiment left Lockport for the front he was commissioned second lieutenant in Company G. When this regiment was reorganized and became the 8th N. Y. Heavy Artillery he received the appointment as first lieutenant in the same company. In December, 1864. he was made captain and transferred to Company E, which be commanded until the close of the war. Captain Parker participated with this famous regiment in all its compaigns, including Cold Harbor, Reams Station and Appomattox. His army record was first class. He was elected treasurer of Genesee county in 1875. He served seven years as eminent commander of the Batavia Commandery No. 34 of the Knights Templar. In late years Captain Parker has been engaged in farming.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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