Person Sheet


Name Josiah Parks368
Birth 10 Jan 1697/1698, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts369
Death abt 1765
Father Lt. Richard Parks (1663-1725)
Mother Elizabeth Billings (1669-1756)
Spouses:
1 Sarah Grant370,371
Birth 19 Mar 1688, Watertown, Massachusetts
Death 6 Jan 1729/1730, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts372
Cause of death Complications from childbirth
Father Joseph Grant (1646-)
Mother Mary Grafton
Marriage bef 1723
Children: Elizabeth (1723-1729)
Elisha (1725-1778)
Beulah (1727-)
Josiah (1729-)
2 Thankful Coolidge373
Birth 1705, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Death bef 7 Apr 1757, Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Marriage 5 Aug 1730, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Children: Nathan (1732-1760)
Lucy (1735-)
James (1736-)
Lydia (1739-)
James (1740-ca1790)
3 Mary Merriam373
Birth Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Death aft 1764
Marriage 7 Apr 1757, Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts
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 am speculating 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. 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.
Research Notes for Thankful (Spouse 2)
LDS Ancestral File 1992, 1996
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