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Henry C. Parker, born in New Hampshire, Dec. 12,1796, moved to Barre, Vt., with his parents, when young, and married Mary Batchelder, of Plainfield, Vt., Nov. 5, 1819. In 1830, he moved to Elmore, locating on the farm now occupied by R. G. Hill, on road 23. He had a family of seven children, four sons and three daughters, that lived to attain a matured age. The daughters. were Sarah F., who died in Barre, Vt., in 1863, the wife of Samuel Childs ;. Lucy H., who now resides in Newfield, Me., the wife of Josiah Durgin, Mary J., now residing in Elmore, the wife of J. T. Hill. The sons were Charles S., Judson T., who resides on road 18, has held many of the town offices, represented the town in 1886, was married to Betsey Wolcott, March 14, 1866, and has one daughter, Mirtie Belle, Alpheus, residing on road 18, married Mary J. Wolcott, March 12, 1861, was one of the 3d Regt., Vt. Vols., serving in Co. E., and received an honorable discharge, Robert Parker was a volunteer in Co. E., 12th Mass. Regt., and was the standard bearer of his company, was severely wounded at the battle of Bull Run, was once taken prisoner, and died in Boston, Mass., July 6, 1864, at the age of thirtythree years, from wounds received at the battle of the Wilderness. His body was brought home by his father and deposited in the old grave-yard where rest the remains of many of the brave boys who died for their country. Mr. Parker’s wife died June 22, 1877, at the age of eighty-two years. He now lives with his son, Alpheus. He has been a member of the M. E. church for more than half a century, being now a venerable man of eighty-six years, the oldest resident of the town.

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