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Capt John Parker
Birth: Jul. 13, 1729
Death: Sep. 17, 1775
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

US Revolutionary War Military Figure. Born in Lexington, Massachusetts, he had served as a soldier in French and Indian War, of 1754. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, he was a farmer and a mechanic, plus held various town office positions. On the night of April 18, 1775, Parker received warning that the British, under the command of Major John Pitcairn, were approaching Lexington. He assembled about seventy volunteers dubbed as the Minutemen, was appointed Captain and went to face the British. In the ensuing Battle of Lexington, on April 19, 1775, eight Americans were killed and ten were wounded, driving off the British. The Minutemen followed the British forces to Concord, sniping at them as they retreated. In the months following Captain Parker's Minutemen participated several skirmishes with the Redcoats until his death due to the illness at age 46. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Old Burying Ground *
Lexington
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
*Cenotaph [?]
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Capt John Parker
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- Tom Carroll
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