Biography of the Parker Family
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The Parker family trace there ancestry to the north of Scotland, whence some of its members in feudal times emigrated to Londonderry. Ireland. They came thence to Londonderry, N. H., as very early settlers of that town. Asel Parker, born March 13, 1775, died December 19, 1847, lived in Delaware and Rensselaer counties, N. Y., and came with his family to Ridgeway, July 4, 1816, settling where Hollis M. Parker now lives, in the north part of the town. He located on this farm, which has never been out of the possession of the family, on account of the presence of one of the largest springs in Orleans county, He was a typical pioneer, sir feet tall, and being a carpenter by trade did considerable building for the early corners. He articled 150 acres of land of the Holland Land Company and converted it into fine farm. His first wife, Nancy Warren (born June 27, 1768, died September 22. 1828), bore him these children: Amanda, born August 27, 1799, died September 8, 1831; Livonia, born March 22, 1801, died November 15, 1875; Laura, born May 21, 1802, married January 4. 1821, Elisha Weld; Velina, born June 23, 1804, married February 22, 1827, Jacob L. Weld; and Horatio N., born February 21, 1807, died June 21, 1865. Asel's second wife was the Widow Burlingame. Horatio N. Parker married October 11, 1835. Mary Ann Taylor (born February 16, 1817, died August 28, 1891), and his children were: Hollis M., born April 3, 1838; Ellen M., born August 30, 1839; Franklin H., born July 17, 1841; Orren H., born October 9, 1843, who enlisted July 21, 1862, as corporal in Company A, 8th N. Y. H. A., and was killed at Ream's Station August 25, 1864; Laura A., born November 23, 1846, died March 5, 1856; Maria T., born December 19, 1848. died October 25, 1852, and Everett L., born February 9, 1859, died April 13, 1862. Ellen M. married, first, John Waterbury and second Martin T. Rowley. Hollis M. Parker married January 29, 1861, Mary Morehouse, of Yates.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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