Per , born at the Indian Queen Hotel in Wilmington, Del, where his father kept a Public House. 7-15-1762 gct New Garden MM 4-14-1174 John (New Garden MM) & Hannah Milhous announced marriage intentions. 5-12-1774 John rocf New Garden MM. First US Census, 1790, for Pennsbury Twp., Chester County, Pa., shows John Parker, head of household, 1 male of 16 or more (himself), six free white males under 16 yrs, seven free white females, including heads of families. no other persons, or slaves. From accounts about the role of Quakers during the Revolutionary War: "During the American revolutionary war the Quakers, being pacafists, were unable to participate in any way in the war efforts, and because ot this they were persecuted by both factions......they suffered physically and economically from the actions of both sides. An organization was created to aid those "under trial and suffering", and the following members met in an open meeting once a month, for 8 years, to "encourage and sustain their members to withhold their aid and support of the war", and for visiting, by committee, many of the military and civil officers for a redress of their wrongs!" John Parker was on the committee representing Kennett Monthly Meeting. In 1791, four of their children died of the "bloody flux" (Dysentary) inside of eleven days. 11-12-1801 -John Parker to accompany James Wilson in visit to some Meetings in Jersey, and if way opens, some in Wilmington Quarter. 1-8-1895 John Parker to accompany James Wilson in visit to some Meetings in Southern Quarter. 10-3-1809 John Parker to accompany James Wilson in visit to some Meetings in Phila., Concord and Caln Quarters. LU his acct of Yellow Fever J1B newsclip. An article in the West Chester VILLAGE RECORD 3-30-1825 covering the funeral servive of James Bennett, of Pennbury, reports on the address of John Parker, an aged and estimable minister in the Society of Friends, given at the service. He was a respected Quaker minister, and active elder at Kennett Monthly Meeting. See Chester County Will Abstracts, 1825-1829, pg. 102, Will Book 16, pg 235. He bequeathed $500.00 to Old Kennett Cemetery.
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