||13 Jul 1729
||Lexington, Middlesex Co., Mass.
|Cause of Death
||Pulmonary tuberculosis  |
||Capt. John Parker commanded the Lexington militia at the famous battle on Lexington Common on the morning of April 19, 1775, the opening conflict of the Revolution., Note that in New England, the commander of a unit did not so much command as obtain a consensus on the course of action the group desired to take.|
John Parker suffered from pulmonary tuberculosis, like many others in New England. He had been up late during the night of April 18, 1775, feeling ill from the disease. He had been a soldier before, having been at the siege of Louisberg and the conquest of Quebec and may have had a tour of duty with Robert Roger’s American Rangers.
The men in Lexington did not refer to themselves as “minutemen” in any town records, in fact they generally referred to themselves as the “Training Band.” Other towns specifically called a portion of their militia “minutemen.” [2, 3]
||farmer, mechanic  |
||17 Sep 1775 
||Owings Stone Genealogy, Ancestry & Heritage
||29 Apr 2007 00:00:00 |
||JOSIAH PARKER, b. 11 Apr 1694, Mass., Reading |
||ANNA STONE, b. 27 Nov 1694, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Mass. |
||Lydia Moore, b. Abt 1730 |