NameJosiah Parks486
Birth10 Jan 1697/1698, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts487
Residence1757, Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts488 Age: 59
Deathabt 1765 Age: 67
FatherLt. Richard Parks (1663-1725)
MotherElizabeth Billings (1669-1756)
Spouses
Birth16 March 1701/1702, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Death6 Jan 1729/1730, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts491 Age: 27
Cause of deathComplications from childbirth
FatherCaleb Grant (1674-1718)
MotherElizabeth Jackson (1681-1729)
Marriagebef 1723
ChildrenElizabeth (1723-1729)
 Elisha (1725-1778)
 Beulah (1727-)
 Josiah (1729-)
Birth1705, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Deathbef 7 Apr 1757, Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts Age: 52
Marriage5 Aug 1730, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
ChildrenNathan (1732-1760)
 Lucy (1735-)
 James (1736-)
 Lydia (1739-)
 James (1740-~1790)
BirthWeston, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Deathaft 1764
FatherJohn Brewer
MotherMary ???
Marriage7 Apr 1757, Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts488
Notes for Josiah Parks
He was one of the petitioners in 1735 who asked that "the easterly part of Concord, northerly part of Weston, and westerly part of Lexington," be made into the town of Lincoln. This was later granted, in 1754. His will is dated 18 December 1764. The exact date of his death is not known.
Notes for Sarah (Spouse 1)
I had speculated that the Sarah Grant who married Josiah Parks is the daughter of Joseph Grant of Watertown, Massachusetts. Sarah would have been relatively old at the time of the marriage, and about ten years older than her husband, factors weighing against the correlation. Subsequent research shows that ths Sarah daughter of Joseph had married Stephen Palmer.

However, Josiah and Sarah had only four children, with the last birth occuring when Sarah was 41, which is not unreasonable. She clearly died as a result of complications of childbirth, on the same day as her last child was born.

Possible sources to check: Grant probates, Bowman marriage index, Parks and Grant deeds, local church histories, Cemetery records for gravestones.
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