Person:John Parkhurst (5)

Watchers
m. Abt 1670
  1. Deacon John Parkhurst1671 - 1764
  2. Abigail Parkhust1674 -
  3. Sarah Parkhurst1676 - 1756
  4. Rachel Parkhurst1678 - 1767
  5. Elizabeth Parkhurst1681 -
  6. Mary Parkhurst1683 - 1776
  7. George Parkhurst1685/86 - 1734
  8. Samuel Parkhurst1688 - 1768
  9. Hannah Parkhurst1690 - 1754
  • HDeacon John Parkhurst1671 - 1764
  • WAbigail Morse1677 - 1758
m. Bef 1695
  1. Isaac Parkhurst1708 -
  2. Jonas Parkhurst1712 - 1798
  3. Abigail Parkhurst1699 -
Facts and Events
Name Deacon John Parkhurst
Gender Male
Birth[1] 26 Feb 1671 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage Bef 1695 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Abigail Morse
Death[2] 27 May 1764 Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Ancestral File Number 2JR5-1D

BIOGRAPHY: John settled in Watertown Farms, now Weston, MA. He was an original member and one of the first deacons of the Weston Church having been elected on 4 Jan 1709/10. He served until his resignation on 29 Jun 1741.

John was a successful farmer and caring father who provided for all of his sons. He bought a farm for his eldest son, John, in Pomfret, CT. On 21 Jan 1734/35, John gave to each of his two youngest sons, Isaac and Jonas, by deed of gift, 80.5 acres of land in Mendon, MA, which he had bought from Caleb Gardner, who was then of Newport, RI. His other son, Josiah remained in Weston and inherited his father's farm.

References
  1. Historical Society of Watertown (Massachusetts). Watertown Records. (Watertown, Mass.: Press of Fred Barker, 1894-1939), 34.

    [70] 1670. John parkhust son of John and abigall parkhust borne the 26 of February. [26 Feb 1670/71].

  2. Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Town of Weston, Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1707-1850: 1703-gravestones-1900, church records, 1709-1825. (Boston: McIndoe Bros., 1901), 304.

    May 27 1764 Died the aged Deac: John Parkhurst, chose Deac: Janry 4, 1710. Aet. 93.