Family Backgrounds

The Parker Family

Replica of the sailing ship Rose The Parker family information on this website has been gathered from documents on the internet, books, letters and stories that have been passed down from generation to generation. By presenting this information, we hope to clarify many family rumors and to shed light on long standing questions about the family of Robert and Elisha Parker. Where possible we have stated the source of our information, however, where we have noted that there is no "hard" evidence, the reader is left to judge the validity of the material.

The Parker Family DNA Project results were published in 2008: 1] "confirming that Elisha PARKER descends from the same ancestor as Robert PARKER of Barnstable, MA ." 2] The DNA results of Ted Parker (P242), the oldest living grandson of Warren Parker's (1864) confirmed (in 2008) that the relationships from Elisha to Warren are accurate.
Map of Kent, England
As early as 1870 our ancestors were asking: How did Elisha and Robert get to America? Who were their parents? If they did not sail with their parents then who was responsible for their upbringing? It has always been speculated that Elisha and Robert were brothers who traveled together at the age of about four from Kent, England to New England. However, their journey is shrouded in mystery. Genealogists have not been able to find their parents nor have they found passenger records of the ship that transported the small boys.Old Map of Barnstable

Documents, stories, church and state records from both England and America have been compiled by us into "documents and articles Histories. Histories are available regarding the Parker brothers journey and their early life in America. There are Histories on the "Parker Castle", the origin of the Parker name and much more. Finally, based on evidence to date, we have presented a theory about the parents, birth place and voyage of Elisha and Robert Parker.

To view these articles/documents click on Histories in menu on the left side of this page.


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