Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameJoseph PARKER 32,43
Birth Date30 Mar 1653
Birth PlaceChelmsford, Massachusetts
Death Dateabt 1725
FlagsKing Philip’s War (1675-76)
FatherCapt. Joseph PARKER (bp. 1622-1690)
Misc. Notes
According to Shattuck’s Memorials45: “(4.) JOSEPH PARKER, probably the only surviving s. of Joseph, b. March 30, 1653, (stated above,) was first an inhabitant of Dunstable, where he succeeded his father as constable in 1683, but was subsequently considered as of Groton, where he d. about 1725, leaving a large estate. He m. 1, ELIZABETH _____. He m. 2, Nov. 19, 1684, HANNAH BLOOD. The names of 3 of his children by his first, and 4 by his second wife (who survived him and administered on his estate,) have been ascertained” and are listed by Shattuck. Green’s Epitaphs48 reports substantially the same information.

But on what basis does Shattuck identify Hannah as Hannah Blood? Who were her parents? Butler lists her only as Hannah _____ (and provides a somewhat different listing of Joseph Parker’s children from Shattuck). Some data to be entered from Torrey, who has no clearer information on Joseph Parker’s wives.
ChildrenElizabeth (1679-)
 Nathaniel (-1716)
Birth DateMar 1663/4
Birth PlaceGroton, Massachusetts
Death Dateaft 19 Apr 1728
FatherRichard BLOOD (~1617-1683)
MotherIsabel WILKINSON? (1621-)
Misc. Notes
Harris, citing Vol. 3: 231 of County Court Records, reports that on “Dec. 18, 1678. Richard Bloud of Grotton being bound over to this court to answr for letting his daughtr Hannah Escape, who was accused of haveing a Bastard, & making it away Secretly, was ordered to pay costs. The constables Bills allowed them to be pd in money are as followeth. Concord Constable - twenty shillings. Grotton Constable - fortytwo shill:”50

Harris further reports that Hannah Blood “m. Chelmsford Nov 19, 1684 Joseph Parker Jr of Groton. (Hannah could not have married 2d Jan 8, 1690/1 Robert Blood as sometimes stated since her husband was alive as late as 1706. It was the widow of Joseph Parker Sr who married Robert Blood #B1.)”50
Marr Date19 Nov 1684
ChildrenSimon (1687-)
 Joseph (1689-1753)
 Benjamin (1691-1769)
 John (1695-)
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