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1636 Joseph, eldest son of George and Frances Parker, was born not later than 1636, and was taken to Rhode Island with his parents. [1]

1667-68 Peter Parker and Joseph Parker, of Navesink [Middleton Twp, Monmouth County, New Jersey], subscribed an oath of allegiance to the King and fidelity to the lords proprietors. [2] [3]

There are several accounts of Joseph Parker's arrival in New Jersey:

1667 Joseph Parker was an early settler on Rumson Neck. [4]

1667 Joseph and Peter Parker purchased land from one of the patentees of the 1665 Monmouth Patent and they settled in what is now called Little Silver, New Jersey, named after their father's estate in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Peter settled in Rumson Neck. Joseph settled in Town Neck, now Silverside Avenue. [5]

1668 Joseph Parker and others took the oath of allegiance to the King and the Lords Proprieters at Navesink. [6]

1669 Joseph Parker was in Monmouth county, New Jersey, where he exchanged lands in Portsmouth for land in Monmouth county, New Jersey, then settled in Shrewsbury township, where he became a very large landowner, his holdings, reaching from river to river, including the site of the present village of Little Silver. It is said that this name comes from the fact that in its original transfer from the Indians they received therefor "little silver." Joseph Parker's first house was near the bridge crossing Parker's creek. [7]

c1670 Joseph Parker of Rhode Island was listed as a purchaser or settler of the Monmouth County, New Jersey settlement. [8]

1675 On 2 November, Joseph Parker warranted 240 acres of land in Shrewsbury Twp, Monmouth County, New Jersey. [9] [10]

1675 A commission was granted for the county court of Shrewsbury naming president Captain John Bound. His associates James Grover and Joseph Parker were named as justices of the peace. [11] [12]

1676 Joseph Parker, justice, made the inventory for the estate of George Cheut of Shrewsbury. Peter Parker was town clerk. [13]

1679 In November, Joseph Parker surveyed 240 acres in 6 tracts of land in Shrewsbury Twp, Monmouth County, New Jersey. [14]

1679 Joseph Parker paid quit rent on 240 acres of land in Shrewsbury Twp, Monmouth County, New Jersey, on a patent. [15]

167x-81 Joseph Parker married Margaret Slocum. [16] Joseph, Mary, Nathaniel, and Peter were listed in the Shrewsbury Friend's Records as children of Joseph and Margaret Parker, all born in Shrewsbury [some dates are partially reported]. [17]

1681 Wife Masters, Joseph Parker, and Abiah Edwards were executors for the Last Will and testament of Francis Masters of Shrewsbury. [18]

1683 Joseph Parker, of Shrewsbury, was a deputy to the New Jersey Council. [19]

1682/83 On 1 March, "At the General Assembly begun and holded at Elizabeth Town, in the Province of East New Jersey, ... that in and throughout this Province, all necessary highways, bridges, passages, landings, and ferries, fit and apt for travelling passages, landing of goods, shall be set, laid out and appointed in and throughout every county within this Province, by the respective persons, herein after mentioned, ' that is to say, in and for the county of Bergen [sic, Monmouth]. ... Joseph Parker" [20] [21]

1682-83 Joseph Parker was in the General Assembly and maintained the rights of the people of Monmouth against the demands of the Board of Proprieters. [22]

1683 Commission to Joseph Parker, John Hance and Eliakim Wardell of Shrewsbury to examine Abigaill Lippincott about her late husband's, Richard Lippincott's, will. [23]

1684 Joseph Parker died at Shrewsbury, August 18, 1684, aged about forty-eight years, leaving most of his property to his son, Joseph. [24]

1684/85 On 21 February, Joseph Parker, of Shrewsbury, yeoman. Inventory of the personal estate of (£204.1.6); made by Eliakim Wardell and Sam'l Dennis. 1685 May 15. Administration on the estate granted to Jedidia Allen and Geo. Hulett. [25] 1685 May 15. Bond of Jedidiah Allen and George Hulett as administrators of the estate. Thomas Cooke fellow bondsman. [26]

1685 Letters of administration on the estate of Joseph Parker, late of Shrewsbury dec'd., granted to Jedidia Allen and George Hulett of the same place. [27]

1685 On August 13, George Hewlet and Jediah Allen, administrators of Joseph Parker, warranted 100 acres in Shrewsbury Twp, Monmouth County, New Jersey. [28]

1685 In month 10, Joseph Parker's children paid quit rent on 240 acres in Shrewsbury Twp, Monmouth Co. They paid, with a bill to pay next year, and by rent due. [29]

1686 Joseph Parker and other commissioners of the Highways in Monmouth County, were replaced by Nicholas Brown and others. [30]

1687 Nathaniel Parker paid quit rent on 100 acres of land at Passequaneka, in right of his father, Joseph Parker, bordered by the Burlington Path, Job Jenkins and William Worth; New Jersey, on a patent. [31]

1693 Joseph Parker Jr sold, to Thomas Hearse, land that he had inherited from his deceased father, Joseph Parker. [32]

1694 Letters of administration on the estate of Joseph Parker, dec'd intestate were granted to John Lippincott of Shrewsbury. [33]


Footnotes:

[1] USGenWeb Archives, Monmouth County NJ Archives Biographies. Wood, Henry by Mary Depue Ogden, Editor (1917), [USGenWeb].

[2] William A. Whitehead, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 1. (Administration 1631-1687) (1880), 51, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[3] William S. Hornor, This Old Monmouth of Ours (1932, reprint 1974), 243, [FHLBook].

[4] History of Monmouth County, New Jersy, 1664-1920, Vol. 1 (New York Lewis historical publishing company, inc., 1922), 347, [HathiTrust].

[5] Karen L. Schnitzspahn, Images of America, Little Silver (Dover, N.H.:Arcadia 1996), 7.

[6] Edwin Salter, A History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (1890), 360, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[7] USGenWeb Archives, Monmouth County NJ Archives Biographies. Wood, Henry by Mary Depue Ogden, Editor (1917), [USGenWeb].

[8] Edwin Salter, A History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (1890), 20, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[9] John E. Stillwell, Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Vol. 2 (1906), 395, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[10] Edwin Salter, A History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (1890), 29, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[11] John E. Stillwell, Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Vol. 3 (1914), 253, [InternetArchive].

[12] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 21. (Patents and Deeds, 1664-1703) (1899), 39, of 39 and 41, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[13] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 21. (Patents and Deeds, 1664-1703) (1899), 43, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[14] John E. Stillwell, Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Vol. 2 (1906), 388, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[15] John E. Stillwell, Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Vol. 2 (1906), 369, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[16] USGenWeb Archives, Monmouth County NJ Archives Biographies. Henry Wood, by Mary Depue Ogden, Editor (1917), [USGenWeb].

[17] John E. Stillwell, Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Vol. 1 (1903), 273, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[18] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 21. (Patents and Deeds, 1664-1703) (1899), 60, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[19] Celebration of the bi-centennial anniversary of the New Jersey Legislature, 1683-1883 (Trenton, N.J. : Naar, Day & Naar, 1883), 10, [HathiTrust].

[20] Aaron Leaming and Jacob Spicer, The Grants, Concessions, and original constitutions of the province of New Jersey (1881), 257, 275, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[21] USGenWeb Archives, Monmouth County NJ Archives Biographies. Wood, Henry by Mary Depue Ogden, Editor (1917), [USGenWeb].

[22] Edwin Salter, A History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (1890), 79, [GoogleBooks].

[23] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 21. (Patents and Deeds, 1664-1703) (1899), 80, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[24] USGenWeb Archives, Monmouth County NJ Archives Biographies. Wood, Henry by Mary Depue Ogden, Editor (1917), [USGenWeb].

[25] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 21. (Patents and Deeds, 1664-1703) (1899), 63, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[26] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 23. (Wills and Administrations 1, 1670-1730) (1901), 352, citing Monmouth wills, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[27] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 21. (Patents and Deeds, 1664-1703) (1899), 63, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[28] John E. Stillwell, Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Vol. 2 (1906), 399, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[29] John E. Stillwell, Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Vol. 2 (1906), 406, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[30] Aaron Leaming and Jacob Spicer, The Grants, Concessions, and original constitutions of the province of New Jersey (1881), 289, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[31] John E. Stillwell, Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Vol. 2 (1906), 378, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[32] Richard S. Hutchinson, Monmouth County New Jersey, Deeds Books A, B, C and D (2000), 83, Deed C-83.

[33] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 21. (Patents and Deeds, 1664-1703) (1899), 221, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].