Abraham Parker

Born:Oct 9 1705 In:  Phila
Died:1752/53 In:  Parkersville, Chesco, Pa

Immediate family

Eleanor Parker (born Richardson)
His wife
Mary Reynolds (born Parker)
His daughter
Elizabeth Reynolds (born Parker)
His daughter
Lydia Parker
His daughter
Hannah Parker
His daughter
Ruth Parker
His daughter
Sarah Parker
His daughter
John Parker, Sr
His son
Kezia Wickersham (born Parker)
His daughter
John Parker
His father
Mary Parker (born Doe)
His mother
Jane Gilpin (born Parker)
His sister
John Parker
His brother
Cornelius Parker
His brother



Contact information


Personal info

Religion: Quaker


pp 70-73 give many details about Abraham. See, pp 148-151 for add'l information. Birth date in Gilpin family Bible at Chester County Hist. Soc. Per M. L. Hughes manuscript History of Pennsbury Township at CCHS, a 110 acre tract (on today's Street Road) was purchased in 1714 by Edward Evans. He sold the tract in 1733 to Edward Few, who, in turn, sold it to Abraham Parker in 1735 or 1736. Abraham was operating a Tavern in Wilmington at that time. In 1736, he was witness to a Kennett will: Name: Abraham Parker Description: Witness Date: 30 Mar 1736 Prove Date: 1 Oct 1736 Book Page: B:9 Remarks: Heald, Samuel. Kennet. March 30, 1736. October 1, 1736. B.9. To sons William and Samuel all wearing apparel. To son Joseph my saddle. Remainder to wife during life and at her decease to be divided among all children. Executrix: wife Mary. He took ownership of the nearby Anvil Tavern in 1750. From Chester County Will Book C, pg. 395,Will of Abraham Parker, Yeoman, dated 21 Oct 1752 and proven 23 Jan 1753: All estate real and personal to be sold. To wife Eleanor 1/3 of estate and 10 pounds. To son John 2 shares of remainder when 21. Remainder to my 4 daughters, viz, Mary, Elizabeth, Lydia and Kezia in equal shares when 21. Executors:Brothers-in-law Samuel Gilpin and John Chads. From the will of Eleanor: Name: Abraham Parker Description: Grandson Date: 23 May 1790 Prove Date: 20 Dec 1791 Remarks: Wickersham, Eleanor. Pennsbury. 5-23-1790. Dec. 20, 1791. To my son John Parker my plantation in Pennsbury, containing 136 acres, paying to my daughter Mary, wife of David Reynolds, £15, and to daughter Kezia, wife of Peter Wickersham, £15. To grandsons, Parker Wickersham £9, to Isaac £6, to John and William £6 when 21. To grandson Abraham Parker my walnut chest. 3 granddaughters Lydia, Elizabeth and Rachel Wickersham to have all household goods. Remainder to son John Parker, also executor. Annotation states she was buried on 12-17-1791. Penna. Gazette notice of 13 Jun 1751:"TO BE SOLD, a house and lot of ground, in Third St [Phila.] lately belonging to the widow Parker, deceased, now in the tenure of Stephen Potts; the lot is 40 feet front, and 132 feet back. For title and terms of sale, enquire of Abraham Parker, in Kennet Twp., Chester Co., or George Plumley in Third street, Philadelphia." Similar notices were in the Gazette in 1750, showing Abraham's location as Wilmington. Penna. Gazette notice 03 May 1753: "To be sold by publick vendue, on the 21st instant, a certain lot of land, and appurtenances thereto belonging, containing about five acres. Also a piece of ground under lease of Forty Shillings yearly for ever, both in the township of Kennet, in Chester County, being part of the estate of Abraham Parker, deceased, on which there is a licensed tavern, being very convenient for the same, formerly the property of Elizabeth Ring, alias McNeal; where due attendance will be given, by SAMUEL GILPEN, and JOHN CHADS, executors. Also to be sold by publick vendue on the 23rd instant, a house and lot, situated in Third street, near Market street, Philadelphia, containing in front 40 feet, and 132 feet back; where attendance will be given, and the terms of sale made known by the said executors."
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