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Parker, John


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John ParkerJohn Parker born Craigie Parrish near Irvine, Ayrshire, 1814 was the youngest of the 7 brothers, if there were girls they were not mentioned. William the oldest born 1802, one brother said to have died in "the China Sea", the other 4 were in America by the Civil war, where 2 died. The other two were known to be in California, but with no known names they have not been found. John was a tailor in Kilmarnock by 1830, and married in Portland St Kilmarnock 1836 to Ann Miller. William married Mary Boyd in 1827, banns posted in Galloway, Kilmarnock, and Dundonald. John and William made the trip to Nova Scotia to arrange for work, and John moved the family in 1840 after son Adam was born. John secured a contract to make clothes for miners in New Albion mines; William is not in evidence for a time. John's daughters Agnes, Mary, and Merren, born in Pictou Nova Scotia, before the family moved to Boston where Julia was born 1844, but shortly they all are in Oakham near Boston, where Maria, John and William are born.


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