Moses Parker 1655 – 1732

Moses Parker was born 15 November, 1655, son of Abraham and Rose (Whitlock) Parker, in Chelmsford, MA.  He was a farmer, like his father.  Wild beasts, particularly wolves, caused destruction to flocks, so a bounty of 10 shillings was paid for each one.  In 1692, the town paid Moses for killing seven wolves, the largest number killed by anyone in town. He married Abigail Hildreth on 19 June, 1684, in Chelmsford.  In 1718, he subscribed £1 of the £20 raised to build the first school house in Chelmsford.  However, he later had a difference of opinion regarding the abilities of the teacher, and tried, unsuccessfully, to have him removed and a replacement found.  He died 12 October 1732, in Chelmsford.


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