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Ephraim & Mary (HOBBS) PARKS; Concord & Lincoln, MA; 1700s; Death Dates?
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Created By:Perry Streeter

Q. When/where did Ephraim PARKS (1710-????) of Concord & Lincoln, MA die?

 

Q. When/where did his wife, Mary (HOBBS) PARKS, die?

 

1710: Ephraim PARK  was reportedly born in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts in or about 1710; he was the…

 

* son of Lt. Richard and Elizabeth (BILLINGS) PARKS

* grandson of Richard and Mary (CUTLER) PARKS

 

Per the scholarly Great Migration series, the Richard PARKS who married Mary CUTLER was *NOT* the son of Richard-1 and Margery (-----) PARKE.

 

* Great Migration 1634-1635, C-F. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume II, C-F, by Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn, Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001.

* Great Migration 1634-1635, M-P. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume V, M-P, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.

 

1733: Ephraim PARK was of Concord when his intent to marry Mary HOBBS of Weston was recorded at Weston on 11 March 1732/33.

 

1737: Ephraim and Mary (HOBBS) PARKS had numerous child born in Concord and baptized in Weston between 1734 and 1757, including the following

 

* Ephraim, born 1737.

* John, born 1739.

 

1754: The Town of Lincoln was formed from the eastern part of Concord, southwestern part of Lexington and northern part of Weston.

 

* Line between Nathaniel Allen and Ephraim PARKS was cited as a boundary.

* Ancestry.com. History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men [database on-line]. Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.

* Original data: History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men. Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis & Co., 1890.

 

1760: Ephraim Parks of Lincoln filed a petition for his son John.

 

* http://books.google.com/books?id=x1ZHAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA34#vnepage&q&f=false

 

From this point forward, I am uncertain if the following records pertain to Ephraim PARKS [Sr.] (b. 1710) or Ephraim PARKS [Jr.] (b. 1737).

 

* No record of death has been found in Lincoln’s vital records for Ephraim PARKS or Mary (HOBBS) PARKs, or their son Ephraim.

* No record of an will or estate for has been found for Ephraim PARKS or Mary (HOBBS) in Middlesex County records.

* Does the lack of designation as Sr. or Jr. imply that Ephraim PARKS (b. 1710) died between 1760 and 1765? Or…

* Was a Sr./Jr. designation simply unnecessary in the following records because Ephraim PARKS (b. 1737) had died or otherwise left Lincoln?

 

1765: Lincoln Treasurer received money from an Ephraim PARKS.

 

* Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

* Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).

 

1772: An Ephraim PARKS joined the Lincoln Church of Christ in July “by Profession.”

 

* http://books.google.com/books?id=uq3RAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA98#vnepage&q&f=false

 

* If this is Ephraim PARKS (b. 1710), this may evidence that Mary (HOBBS) PARKS was deceased because she did not join this church.

 

1779: “John Stearns… m. (2d), Feb. 2, 1779, Mary PARKS, (?) dr. of Ephraim PARKS, of Lincoln…”

 

* http://books.google.com/books?id=_oc6AQAAIAAJ&dq=&pg=PA512#vnepage&q&f=false

 

1790: No entry for an Ephraim PARKS in the Federal Census for Middlesex County & and no “extra” adult males in any PARKS households.

 

1808: A Lt. Ephraim PARKS of unknown parentage died at Lincoln in December 1808.

 

* However, per death notices in multiple newspapers, this Ephraim PARKS was only age 30.

* Thus he was born about 1778 and may have been an otherwise unknown namesake grandson or other kinsman of Ephraim PARKS (b. 1710).

* Middlesex County Probate Case 16411, dated 1808, probably pertains to him but has not been examined.

 

So the questions remain…

 

Q. When/where did Ephraim PARKS (1710-????) of Concord & Lincoln, MA die?

 

Q. When/where did his wife, Mary (HOBBS) PARKS, die?

 

Thanks for your help,

 

Perry

 

Perry Streeter (perry@streeter.com)

www.perry.streeter.com

 



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