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 Robert Porter Parker

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Robert Porter Parker

  • Birth 12 Oct 1760 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 4 Mar 1800 Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 21030625

Robert Parker served as a major during the Revolutionary War. After his married on March 10, 1789 to Elizabeth Porter, the couple traveled to Kentucky. There, Robert was one of the group of men who founded the city of Lexington. He built a large brick home on Short Street. He and his wife had six children: four sons and two daughters. Their daughter Eliza Parker married Robert Smith Todd and was the mother of Mary Ann (Todd) Lincoln.

The Kentucky Gazette: (Lexington, Ky) Mar 5, 1800 reported:
"Robert Parker, county surveyor for Fayette county. Died at his seat, six miles from Lexington, Tuesday night, March 5, 1800."

However, Robert's tombstone records the death date as March 4th, and it is doubtful the newspaper reported an evening death on the same day it was printed.

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  • Created by: Donna McCreary
  • Added: 19 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21030625
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Porter Parker (12 Oct 1760–4 Mar 1800), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21030625, citing Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Donna McCreary (contributor 46891389) .