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Benjamin Parker of Campobello Island: 3rd Generation, Part 4

Today’s post will cover the youngest set of children of Benjamin Parker and wife Susan Herson. Three of the four children married and had children.

James A., born about 1848 on Campobello Island; died 1934. He married Susan E. Beaney on 3 November 1874 in Eastport, Washington, Maine. She was born 23 January 1852; died 1926. In 1881, the family was living on Deer Island. His half sister, Susan Carr, and her family lived two doors from him. Next door was his newlywed brother, Owen, Owen’s wife Catherine, and their mother, Susan Parker.  However, none of the family has been found after 1881, except for the gravestone of James and Susan in Eastport, Washington, Maine. NOTE: This is not the James, close in age, who married Adelia Boyd and had a large family.

Child (Parker):

1. Arthur I., born 1874; died after 1881 census; no further information.

Benjamin, reportedly born 25 July 1852, probably on Campobello Island. His death date has been given as 7 February 1941. He married Jane Adaline Leslie about 1877, as they have a 3 year old son in 1881. They also lived  on Deer Island, but not next door to the rest of the Parker family.

Child (Parker):

1. Lindon, born 12 December 1877; died 1967; married Agnes Ethel Gardner, c1903. They were the parents of five children – Davada, Florence Lillian, Edward Cecil, Elbert and Horace A.

Thomas, born c1853. He may have died young as he is not found after the 1861 census. There are no known descendants.

Owen Waters/Walters/Wellington, reportedly born 12 March 1858 on Campobello Island. His death date has been reported as 23 May 1944 in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada. He married Catherine Anne Kelly about 1880, reportedly in Chamcook, New Brunswick.

Children (Parker):

1. James Robert, born 8 December 1881; married Lottie G. Maloney, 27 May 1904, Portland, Cumberland, Maine; no further information.
2. Nelson, born 17 November 1884; died after 1901 census; no further information.
3. Martin Luther, born 15 July 1887; married Mabel Claire Smith, 30 April 1919, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least one child – Nina Mae.
5. Cranmer Latimer, born 12 June 1890; married Florence Barry Parker, 29 July 1916, York, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of two children – Jessie Jean and Jack Malvin Gilbert Hay.
6. George Skiffington, born 7 July 1893 or 8 July 1894; married Nora L. Griffin, 19 January 1918, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least one child – George Owen.

This completes the families of the grandchildren of Benjamin Parker (1787-1870) of Campobello Island.

If you are a cousin and can add any additional details, please leave a comment.

Benjamin Parker of Campobello Island: 3rd Generation, Part 3

Today, we’ll take a look at three children who may or may not be Parkers.

Benjamin Parker married Olive Mitchell on 28 July 1828 on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada.

The Eastport Sentinel carried a death announcement on 25 October 1828 of Mrs. Parker, wife of Benjamin Parker. No other details were provided and, as far as I know, there was only one Benjamin Parker who could be marrying in that era.

That begs the question about whether Olive died a couple of months after her marriage and, if so, who did Benjamin marry by 1832 who would have given birth to George Edwin/Edward Parker? No marriage record has been found indicating a marriage to someone in between Olive Mitchel and Susan Herson.

There is another sticky wicket here in that Susanna Parker Carr’s death certificate names her parents as Benjamin Parker and Susan Herson. However, she was born long before Benjamin and Susan married.

Did she consider Susan her mother or was Susan her mother by a previous marriage and Benjamin Parker not her father? No death record has been found for George Edwin/Edward Parker, which might have shed light on the matter.

Is it possible that one or all of these three children were born to Susan Herson by another unknown marriage?

Some have conflated Olive Mitchell and Susan Herson into one person, with Susan marrying Benjamin in 1828, but that is wrong as I have images of both marriage records.

The only scenario that makes any sense to me is that there was another Benjamin Parker. There was, in fact, a Benjamin Parker born c1803, whom I’ve written about in the past.

I don’t have the answers to any of these questions or any proof of a possible married Benjamin Parker, but these three children were enumerated as Parkers in the 1851 census.

George Edwin/Edward, born May 1833, probably on Campobello Island and died 1924, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts. George married Eliza Ann Morrison about 1858.

The names of their children are uncertain because there is a daughter Victoria Adelaide, born 1 June 1871, per late birth registration, but the 1881 census shows both an Adelaide, born 1877 and an Addie, born July 1880. Something is wrong here, both with Victoria’s birth date and two Adelaide/Addie daughters in 1881.

Unfortunately, this family hasn’t been found in 1900 or 1901, which would answer questions about the children.

Children (Parker):

1. Patrick, born 13 March 1858/59; died 10 November 1933, St. Andrews, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada; married Laura Emma Black, c1884. They were the parents of five children – Annie, William Charles, Lawrence and Marjorie.
2. Augusta Jane, who may be aka Rebecca, born 11 June 1860/61; died 20 October 1944; married William John Greenlaw, about 30 April 1885, when it was published in the newspaper. They were the parents of seven children – Ransford Arnold, Mildred, Delphina Harriet, Cecil Leslie, Lena Catherine, Charlotte Alene and Vincent John.
3. John Lincoln, born October 1863; died 1944, Massachusetts; married (1) Fannie Jane Linton, 23 July 1891, Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts (2) Elizabeth Black, 30 August 1892, Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts. John and Elizabeth were the parents of five children – Fannie M., Angus Lincoln, Emma Lavinia, Bessie Victoria and John Nelson.
4. Warren Wesley, born 1865; died 10 April 1938, Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts; married Mary Catherine Selena Gross, 25 October 1890, Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts. They were the parents of ten children – Bertha Jane, Abbie Emeline, Lena Adelaide, Theodore, Gertrude Louise, Elsie Rebecca, Irene Dorcas, Leslie Warren Allen, Olive Ellen and Barbara Marie.
5. Tobias Lord, born 1867; died after 30 March 1922, when he crossed into McAdam, New Brunswick, Canada;  married Alice Peterson, 11 September 1892, Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts. They were the parents of five children – Hattie Eliza, Susan A., Lois Frances, Annie Alberta and Ida Marion.
6. George, born 1871 (3 months old in census); no further information.
7. Adelaide Victoria, born 1871, or 1873 or July 1880; died 1 June 1966, Norfolk county, Massachusetts; married Alson Gilmore Churchill, 7 May 1893, Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts. They were the parents of three children – Ethel Louis, Edith May and Myra.
8. Benjamin, born 1874; died after 1881. No further information.
9. Alexander, born 1 March 1876/79; died 14 February 1928, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; married Laura Ann Cole Bradford, 31 March 1907, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts. They had no known children.
10. Martha Mary, born 25 July 1880; died 22 October 1956, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; married William Braddock, 25 June 1896, North Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts. They were the parents of 11 children – George Allen, Edna Gertrude, Reuben Russell, Bessie Louise, Gladys Myrtle, Elna Blanche, Myron Alexander, Elmer Lafayette, Norman Clifton, Bertram Parker and Lester Irving.

Susanna, born about 1835/37, also probably on Campobello Island and died between 1900, when her family lived in South Portland, Cumberland County, Maine and 1911, when her widower husband was living in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada. Susannah married William Louis Carr about 1862.

Children (Carr):

1. Harriet A., born January 1863; died 1938, probably Portland, Cumberland, Maine; married (1) Beecher Mosley, c 1885 (2) Charles W. Hathaway, 4 September 1913, Portland, Cumberland, Maine. Hattie and Beecher were the parents of four children – Lewis Bernard, Willard L., Lowell Edmond and Percy Reed.
2. John Warren,
born cNovember 1866; died 1928, probably Portland, Cumberland, Maine; married Jennie Quigley. They were the parents of six children – Nora Odessa, William Burnham, Hattie Amelia, Hilda May, Earl Way and Percy Walker.
3. Nahum H.,
born August 1867; died 1945; married Caroline B. Corkum, 9 June 1903, Portland, Cumberland, Maine. Nahum has no known children.
4. Everett W.,
born 8 April 1871; died 4 December 1935, probably Portland, Cumberland, Maine; married Laura B. Forsyth, c1902. They were the parents of two children – Preston Forsyth, who died at one year old and Lillian A., who married John Stults in 1921 in Portland.
5. Edmund,
born 1873; died between 1881-1891. Edmund has no known children.

Benjamin, born c1837; died after 1851 and probably before July 1852, when Benjamin and Susan named another son Benjamin. There are no descendants in this line.

At the moment, I have no idea if these three people were Parkers or children of Susan Herson by an unknown marriage. I suspect that future DNA matches might solve this mystery.

If they are Benjamin Parker’s children, there are many descendants through George and Susan.

Benjamin Parker of Campobello Island: 3rd Generation, Part 2

Today, we will begin to look at the third generation – identifying the grandchildren of Benjamin Parker.

Benjamin Parker had five children with first wife, Maria Wilson. All events are in the West Isles (Deer Island or Campobello) unless otherwise noted. Given the gaps in birth years, it is possible there are other unidentified children.

Robert Wilson Parker, born c1813 and named for his maternal grandfather, Robert Wilson; died before 1861: married Jerusha Wilson, 19 March 1838, Eastport, Washington, Maine. Jerusha was born c1816 and died 18 March 1889. In 1861, “Jourisha Packer” is head of household and a widow.

Children (Parker):

1. Melvina, born c1838; died 1871-1881; married Charles W. Newman, 28 February 1860, Eastport, Washington, Maine. They were the parents of five children – Robert L., Amelia/Miranda, George Mark, Maria Allina and Charles.
2. Maria, born c1840; not found after 1851 census.
3. Son (name smudged in 1851 census), born c1842
4. Amanda, born c1845; not found after 1871, at home and unmarried.
5. Lucy, born c1847; not found after 1861, at home and unmarried.
6. Mary, born c1849; married Leonard Newman, 8 November 1875, New Brunswick, Canada.
7. Robert, born 1851, 3 months old in census; died after 1871, when he was at home and unmarried.
8. Caroline, born c1854; died 4 October 1870.

Sarah Ann Parker, born 1817; died 24 January 1900, Calais, Washington, Maine; married Daniel Adams of Deer Island, 15 September 1836, Deer Island, New Brunswick, Canada. Daniel was born November 1810; died 8 February 1893, Calais, Washington, Maine.

Children (Adams):

1. Benjamin William, born November 1837; died 2 June 1914, Lubec, Washington, Maine; married Mary Ellen Thayer, 21 January 1861, Lubec, Washington, Maine.
2. Emeline M., born 1840; died between 1910-1920, possibly Massachusetts; married Loring Benoni Bill, 22 November 1866, Calais, Washington, Maine.
3. Calvin Segee, born 15 March 1843; died 15 January 1921, St. Stephen, new Brunswick, Canada; married (1) Martha Maria Tillinghast, 12 December 1869, Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island (2) Nellie F. Tarbox, 1 February 1875, Calais, Washington, Maine.
4. Charles Edward, born c1846; died c1865; unmarried.
5. Frances Caroline, born c1848; died after 1930, probably Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts; married James George Cragen, 13 February 1889, Calais, Washington, Maine.
6. Nelson James, born 2 June 1850; died 2 December 1918, Calais, Washington, Maine; married (1) Annie M. Stickney, c1880 (2) Hannah Elizabeth Olive, 21 September 1904, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada.
7. Angeline Jane, born c1852; died after 1930, probably Los Angeles, California; married (1) Sturgis A. Thomas, 23 August 1886, Calais, Washington, Maine (2) Samuel Henry Conroy, 22 April 1906, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Annie has no known children.
8. Bertha M., born c1857; died after 1870; no further record.
9. Lowell Robert, born c1861; died 23 March 1954, Everett, Middlesex, Massachusetts; married (1) Charlotte May Ward, 5 April 1887 (2) Grace Barnes, 29 June 1908, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire.

Eliza J. Parker, born c1822; died between 1891-1901, probably Deer Island, New Brunswick, Canada; married Robert Rogerson, c1843. He was born c1808, Scotland; died 17 March 1860, Deer Island, New Brunswick, Canada.

Children (Rogerson):

1. John, born 27 January 1844; died 16 July 1924; married Henrietta Cline, 11 May 1867. They were the parents of eight children – John R., Sarah L., Caroline, Charles Albert, Mary, Annabelle, Eliza and Martin Luther.
2. Jane Elizabeth, born c1846; died after 1920, possibly Portland, Cumberland, Maine, when she lived with son Carroll and his wife; married Daniel Buhot, c1871. They were the parents of three children – William E., Minnie Merton and Carroll Vernon.
3. James, born 1849; died 8 February 1926, New York, New York; married Rebecca Cline, c1876. She was born c1853; died 1898. They were the parents of two children – Cora May and Robert B.
4. Isabel,
5. Elvira, born c1854; died 13 January 1934, Fairville, St. John, new Brunswick, Canada; married Daniel Joy Wilson, c1880. They were the parents of nine children – Lulu S., Charles H., Grace C., Lena L., LeBaron R., Percy C., Princess (Pansey) Florence, Georgia Rosamond and Burpee Hazen.

Frances (Fannie) Parker, born c1823; died between 1891-1901, probably Campobello Island; married Thomas Mathews, c1843. He was born c1826; died between 1891-1901. The

Children (Mathews):

1 James F., born c1847; not found after 1861.
2. Cecilia Jane, born 1849; died ; married John Mitchell, date unknown, but before 1871 census. If she was the mother of all the children, then she was only about 16 when she married John. Cecilia was the mother of all the children born after Charles. They were the parents of seven children – Sarah Roberta, Thomas, Charles, James, Caroline Frances, Benjamin and Maria Euphema.

Maria Parker, born c1828; died between 1891-1901; married (1) Luther Brown, 2 January 1856. Luther was born 1828; died 9 March 1856, just 2 months after marriage. (2) John Mathews, 22 February 1864. He was born c1828; died between 1891-1901.

Child (Brown):

  1. Martin Luther, born 27 November 1856; died 4 April 1884; unmarried.

This completes the grandchildren descended from Benjamin Parker and his first wife, Maria Wilson.