AS RECORDED IN:
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF
TOLLAND AND WINDHAM COUNTIES CONNECTICUT.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND
REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS AND OF MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLED FAMILIES
PUBLISHER: J.H.BEERS & CO., CHICAGO; 1903 P. 1292
(I) Eleazer Park, baptized
Nov. 12, 1738, in Preston, Conn., had children:
Peter, Eunice, Simeon, Asa, Abijah, Elijah and Mary.
Simeon Park died July 17, 1812, aged eighty-three years, in Westminster,
Conn. He and his brothers, Peter and
Elijah, took up a tract of 500 acres in Windham.
He married Anna----------, who died July 19, 1820, aged eighty-three
years. Their children were:
(1) Elijah, was born April 25, 1756.
(2) Elizabeth died July 30, 1816, aged fifty-nine years, unmarried.
(3) Ebenezer, born March 29, 1759, is mentioned below.
(4) Anna, was born Oct. 13, 1760. (5)
Phebe was born May 21, 1763. (6)
Elipha was born Nov. 28, 1766. (7)
Simeon was born March 21, 1768. (8)
Amy was born June 20, 1770. (9)
Thankful was born Aug. 24, 1773. (10)
Martha was born May 7, 1776.
Park, born March 29, 1759, in Westminster, Conn., married April 17, 1783, Mary
Park, his cousin, daughter of Peter Park. Ebenezer
died June 2, 1849, aged ninety years. She
died Dec. 26, 1837, aged seventy-seven years.
He served in the Revolutionary war, enlisting from Windham.
Children: (1) Abigail died
Dec. 11, 1803, aged nineteen years. (2)
Eleazer, died Dec. 24, 1842, aged forty-three years.
(3) Abitha died Oct. 24, 1876, aged eight-five years.
His wife Sally died Oct. 30, 1871, aged sixty-seven years.
(4) Ebenezer died Jan. 18, 1866, aged sixty years.
His wife was Phebe Williams, of Preston, Conn.
Their son, Henry, now lives in Plainfield, Conn.
(5) Elijah was born June 14, 1788, and died Dec. 8, 1878, aged ninety
Park, born June 14, 1788, in Windham, Conn., died Dec. 8, 1878, in Canterbury,
Conn. He married Hannah Preston,
born June 2, 1788, at Great Neck, Conn., daughter of Shubael Preston, who served
in the war of the Revolution. She
died July 30, 1857. He married
(second) Mrs. Mary Pollock. Children:
(1) Norman, born Aug. 27, 1814, in Canterbury, Conn., is mentioned below.
(2) Harriet, born Aug. 2, 1816, died April 28, 1863, unmarried.
Norman Park married (first) Nov. 10, 1839, Emma Francis, daughter of
John and Esther (Walden) Francis. She
died Oct. 13, 1860, in Canterbury, and he married (second) April 27, 1864, Mrs.
Margaret Ewen, of Norwich, Conn. She
was married again to William Babcock, of Norwich.
His children, all born to the first marriage were:
(1) Susannah Francis, born Aug. 10, 1840, in Griswold, Conn., died aged
fifteen years. (2) George Boardman,
born Dec. 30, 1841, in Griswold, Conn., died in a Rebel hospital while serving
in the Civil war. He was Sergeant in
Co. F, 10th Conn. V.I. He
is buried in Church Flats, N.C. (3)
David Palmer, born July 25, 1843, in Canterbury, is now living in South
Canterbury. He has a wood-turning
establishment and deals in farming implements, having taken up his fatherís
business where he left off at his death. He
married Jan. 18, 1867 Emma L. Ewen. They
have no children. (4) Emma
Elizabeth, born Aug. 28, 1845, in Canterbury, married (first) Nov. 28, 1867,
Charles Robinson Fowler, of Canterbury, Conn.
He was associated with J.D. Burnham, wholesale tobacco dealer, in
Hartford, Conn. He died June 27,
1873, in Plainfield, Conn., where he went on account of ill health.
They had one child, Carrie Edna, born Nov. 9, 1869, who died Oct. 30,
1871. On Oct. 6, 1885, Mrs. Fowler
married in Auburn, R.I., Elisha Park Beckwith, of New London, who died July 16,
1898. There were no children by this
union. (5) Isabella Everett, born
Sept. 20, 1847, in Canterbury, died April 4, 1892, in Middletown.
She married in October, 1870, Amos Kidder, of New Hampshire, and they had
one child, Clarence Arthur, born Jan. 28, 1882, at South Canterbury, Conn.; he
makes his home with Mrs. Beckwith.
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