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Friday, June 17, 2011

Sidetracked Again! John Parker, Senior, Part Two

If you read Tuesday's blog, you will know I found a 55 page Revolutionary War Pension file on my great-great-great-great grandfather, John Parker, Sr. Part of that file are three letters responding to inquiries into Jon Parker's Revolutionary War service. I stated that I only could identify one of the three correspondents. That would be Elizabeth Neal Davis, a great-great granddaughter of John Parker. It's nice to have it summarized so nice and neat!

John Parker's wife, who is not mentioned by name in any of the official papers was Isabella Todd. She died in 1831 before John applied for a pension.

Even John's brother, William Parker, made affidavit of John's service. Several of the documents were dated after 1837, which is when John Parker died. His children were trying to collect on his pension. One daughter was single, one a widow, and the other three were married. One son survived, John Jr., and he and John Sr.'s son-in-law, William Todd were executors of the estate.

Copyright 2011, ACK for Gene Notes

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