Biography of Thomas Parker
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Parker, Thomas, was a native of Conway, Mass., and at an early day settled in Phelps, Ontario county, where he followed the occupation of farming. In that town he married Mary Berry, and in 1823 came to Orleans county and took a farm in the western part of the town of Barre, now Albion. He died on the old farm March 25, 1860, and his wife August 31, 1865. The children of these pioneer parents were as follows: Elmina, who married Franklin Gates; Lucy P., who married Paul Pratt; Thomas, of Albion; Stephen, who died in Chicago, and Potter, who died an infant Richard Parker was a farmer, whose business life was rewarded with success. On February 16, 1848, he married Angeline Loveland, of Albion, but had no children. He died January 27, 1894. Thomas Parker was born January 8, 1825, and was brought up on the farm. He lived at home until his marriage in 1848, and then began for himself, pursuing farming generally, but also dealing extensively in stock. He has taken a lively interest in local politics, being a strong Democrat. He was sheriff of the county from 1875 to 1878: was postmaster at Albion under Mr. Cleveland's first term. On March 30, 1848, Thomas Parker married Mary A., daughter of William and Sally (Paine) Flint, of Albion. Mrs. Parker died in August, 1863. On October 5, 1865, he married Mary A., daughter of Job and Amelia (Ford) Potter, of Albion.

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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