Person:Josiah Parks (3)

m. Bef 1723
  1. Elizabeth Parks1723 - 1729/30
  2. Elisha Parks1725 - 1778
  3. Beulah Parks1727 -
  4. Josiah Parks1729/30 - 1781
  • HJosiah Parks1729/30 - 1781
  • WLydia King1730 - 1783
m. Bef 1753
  1. Lydia Parks1753 -
  2. Lovina Parks1756 -
  3. Sampson Parks1758 - 1758
  4. Nathan Parks1759 -
  5. Lucy Parks1762 - 1762
  6. Syndonia Parks1763 -
  7. King Josiah Parks1767 -
  8. Pliny Parks1770 -
Facts and Events
Name[5] Josiah Parks
Gender Male
Birth[1] 6 Jan 1729/30 Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Christening[2] 11 Jan 1729/30 Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage Bef 1753 Based on birth of eldest known child
to Lydia King
Death[3][4] 27 Dec 1781 Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
  1. Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850. (Boston: Beacon Press, 1891)
    p. 125.

    Josiah Parks ye son of Josiah Parks and Sarah his wife was born January ye 6th: 1729/30.

  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)
    p. 416.

    Jan'ry 11. 1729-30. Josiah Son to Josiah & Sarah Parks [baptized]. b. ye 6th day. ye mother died a few hours after it: birth.

  3. Massachusetts. Probate Court (Hampshire County). Probate records, 1660-1916; index, 1660-1971. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971, 1988-1989)
    Box 108, file 48 Parks, Josiah Westfield, 1782.

    Will of "Josiah Parks of Westfield ... Being Very weak in Body", dated 28 Jul 1779, proved 3 Dec 1782, names wife Lydia Parks; my three sons viz Nathan Parks, King Josiah Parks and Plyni Parks; land due him from my Hon'd Father Josiah Parks of Lincoln in the County of Middlesex Deceased; daughter Lydia; Searl wife of Justin Searl of Southampton; daughter Lovina Clark wife of Timothy Clark Jr; daughter Syndoria[??] Parks. Wife Lydia and son Nathan to be executors.
    12 Apr 1785: Inventory of Josiah Parks Late of Westfield Decest £331-9-6, by Samuel Buell, Timothy Clark, Douglass King.
    : 4 Oct 1785: List of debts due from the estate of Josiah Parks Late of Westfield Deceased: £222-6-1-3, by Nathan Parks. [The list of debts due to estate is the return of advances to daughters, namely Lovina Clark wife of Timothy Clark Jr. of Southampton, Ledina Searl wife of Justis Searle Southmapton, Capt Daniel Sacket Westfield: £30-2-0.]
    4 Oct 1785: Bond of John Lyman Gent of Southampton as guardian to Pliny Parks age 15 son & Heir of Josiah Parks late of Westfield.
    4 Oct 1785: Bond of Timothy Clark Jun'r of Southampton as guardian unto King Parks age 18 son & Heir of Josiah Parks late of Westfield.
    7 Oct 1785: Account of estate of Josiah Parks Late of Westfield Decest, allowed.
    12 Oct 1785: Settlement of estate of Josiah Parks late of Westfield: to 18 Oct 1785: to Nathan Parks; to Lovina Parks; to Lydia Parks; to Syordonia[??] Parks; Josiah Parks; Pliny Parks.
    Distribution of real estate of Josiah Parks Late of Westfield Deceased: to Nathan Parks; to Pliney Parks; to King Josiah Parks.
    2 Apr 1787: Account of estate Josiah Parks Late of Westfeild Deceas'd, allowed.

  4. Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. Register of Deaths of the First Church, 1728-1836. (Westfield, Massachusetts: Westfield Athenaeum, 1990)
    p. 6.

    Dec. 27 Doctor Josiah Parks 52 years.

  5. An intention to marry in 1750 between Josiah Parks and Sarah Munroe is reported as a marriage in many secondary sources, but it appears to have been an abandoned intention, as both participants are otherwise married in 1753. Josiah Parks is confused with his father by Source:Bond, Henry. Family Memorials. Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston (1855). Both of these issues are discussed in more detail on the page of Sarah Munroe.