Josiah Parker

Josiah Parker

Birth
Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA
Death 11 Mar 1810 (aged 58)
Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA
Burial Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 47502915 · View Source
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US Congressman. He was a member of the committee of safety in 1775 and of the Virginia convention that held sessions in March, July, and December of that year. Enlisting at the start of the Revolutionary War, he was commissioned a major in the Fifth Virginia Regiment in 1776, a lieutenant colonel in 1777, and a colonel 1778. He resigned from the Army in 1778, was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, and served as a Naval officer in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1786. Parker was elected to the first six Congresses, serving from 1789 to 1801. He then returned to his estate "Macclesfield" in Isle of Wight County, where he led the life of a Virginia planter.

Bio by: Garver Graver


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 47502915
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Josiah Parker (11 May 1751–11 Mar 1810), Find a Grave Memorial no. 47502915, citing Macclesfield Cemetery, Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .