Biography of John W. Parks
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Parks, John W., born in the village of Sand Lake, July 16, 1829, is the son of Jonathan and Aimira (Hunt), he a native of Sand Lake and she of Stephentown. The grandparents were Whiting and Hannah (Taber) Parks; they were natives of Duchess county, came to Sand Lake about 1790 and here engaged in farming where they lived and died, she about 1836 and he in 1860. The father was reared on a farm and at the age of seventeen years commenced work at the wagon making trade and carried on a wagon factory at Sand Lake for ten years; then he engaged in farming in Sand Lake; he died in 1873 and the mother in 1843. Mr. Parks married second Mary J. Parks who died in 1885. John W. Parks was reared on a farm where he remained till the age of twenty five and then engaged in farming; he has made a specialty of sweet milk and small fruit and vegetables and makes a specialty of Chester White, Cheshire and Black Berkshire hogs, and fine butter for special customers. He married in Sand Lake in 1854, Lucinda, daughter of George and Lucinda Horton of Sand Lake. They have five children: Myron H., a farmer at Johnston; George W., general agent of books, Brooklyn; Joseph H., at Johnston, hardware and plumber; Grace, dressmaker, wife of William Brown; Edith, at home. He has been road commissioner.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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