Person:Linus Parker (2)

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  • M.  Martha Parker (add)
  1. Linus Parker1758 - 1829
m. 6 Sep 1787
  1. Linus Parker1790 - 1872
  2. Elias Parker1790 - 1873
  3. Elizabeth Parker1794 - 1856
Facts and Events
Name Linus Parker
Gender Male
Birth[2] 22 May 1758 Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Marriage 6 Sep 1787 Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United Statesto Elizabeth Gunn
Death[2] 3 Jun 1829 Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[2] Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United StatesLinden Slope at Pittsfield Cemetery

Linus Parker was a soldier in the American Revolution in Capt. Aaron Rowley's Co., Col. Benjamin Simond's regt; entered service April 26, 1777; discharged May 19,1777; service 24 days; company called out by Maj. Gen. Gates and ordered to march to Saratoga; also Capt. Ezra Whittelsey's co., Col. John Brown's detachment; entered service Sep 7,1777; discharged Sept 30, 1777; service 24 days in Northern department; company raised in Berkshire Co.; also Capt Charles Dibbel's Co., Col. Rosseter's (3rd Berkshire Co.) regt.; entered service Oct 14, 1780; discharged Oct 17, 1980; service, 3 days on the alarm at the Northward of Oct 14, 1780; also same co. and regt.; entered service Oct 18, 1780; discharged Oct 21, 1780; service 4 days on the alarm at the Northward of Oct. 18, 1780. Elines Parker: Private, Capt William Wells's detachment of militia, 3rd Berkshire Co., regt; entered on service Oct 30, 1781; discharged Nov 7, 1781; service 8 days on the alarm at Saratoga of Oct 29, 1781.

According to records of the DAR Lineage Books (volume 23 page 39), Linus served as a sharpshooter at the battle of Bennington. He is listed as born in Lenox, where he died.

Sun (Pittsfield paper) of Nov 26, 1817: Linus Parker is on list of those who have not paid the US Direct tax of 1817.

In 1820 census in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA. he has four males living in the household: one 10-16, one 16-18, one 16-26 and one 45+ and two females: one 16-26 and one 45+.

He is buried in Pittsfield Cemetery.

  1.   Lineage Book: Daughters of the American Revolution.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Find A Grave.

    Tombstone: [1]