Family of George Otis Parker, Jr.

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George Parker provided a home in which it was safe to be a child and safe to be open and honest. Not everyone is so lucky. George died of cancer. His children were still very young. Fortunately, George was on this earth long enough to impart to his children what good parenting and true nurturing feel like. Life without him has been difficult because he valued me and treated his children with love and respect. Family life should not be without love, and to live without being loved is difficult. George was a great dad, and he is missed and thought of fondly and often by his daughter. Growing up without him and living most of my life without him has been very painful and disappointing. I'm lucky to have been loved by my father. I'm very proud of my father and am lucky to be his daughter, today and always. Dad, I love you and miss you so much. You weren't here anymore to protect me. In your hometown, your extended family is fractured, as it is in your own also. Thanks for letting me experience a time when family meant safety and love. That isn't here anymore. It hurts to be alive. To be hurt by those who should provide love is very painful. George Otis Parker, Jr. did not hurt people. I learned while working on this project after stumbling onto my father's memorial that George's family is accustomed to violence and that humiliation is a tactic used to further hurt victims of domestic violence. To hide the truth. Physical abuse and emotional and verbal abuse happen at all income levels and involve people in positions of trust in communities. No one should suffer domestic abuse, be isolated and refused protection and help. Scapegoating is a tactic used to further wound victims. Humiliation and isolation are other tactics used by abusers and those who wish to hide from truth. I'm so sorry this reality is still my father's family history and that it hurts so much to be in this family. Thank you, Dad, for letting me know love and security while you were here on this earth to love, guide, and protect me. I love you.

"And if it's proud to have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts," Miss Jenny struck in, flushed, "she is proud."
Charles Dickens
Bk. III, Ch. 2 - Our Mutual Friend (1864-1865)

"In history, truth should be held sacred, at whatever cost..." — Colonel Thomas Aspinwall, U.S. Consul to London, historian, literary agent, son of Dr. William and Susannah (Gardner) Aspinwall.

George was an architect. He was first (briefly) married in 1961 to Joy Bush of New York, daughter of a New York City doctor. His father died soon after. This was a sudden and unhappy event, difficult to understand. George was still a young college student. He was in Europe with his young wife when his father George Sr. died. Joy returned to the United States and they were divorced. George stayed abroad, where later he met his second wife (mother of his children) while in the Middle East, where both he and his future wife were studying archaeology. George at this time also was employed by the Israeli government as an archaeologist, architect, and as town planner for a kibbutz development. George toured several European and North African countries, and also studied archaeology in Egypt. George kept journals filled with his own paintings and sketches. This before meeting in Israel his future wife, only daughter of Oslo University Professor Trygve Heltveit and Erna R. Heltveit of Oslo, Norway. The young couple, both in their 20s, together traveled from Israel through the Middle East, including Persian countries Turkey and a lengthy visit to Iran and Iraq, where nomadic tribal leaders were their hosts. Then to the Indian subcontinent and its cities, forests, and temples. There they witnessed daily life and experienced closely cultures and architecture in many parts of Ceylon, India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Afghanistan. They had traveled first in the Near East and then by boat to Ceylon and to India. They saw towns and villages, hiked forests, and visited temples along pilgrimage trails. The couple were last in Afghanistan before marrying at City Hall in Oslo, Norway. At home in the United States and now with a family of his own, George completed his professional education. George began his career in Alabama, where he was employed as a town planner and worked for other architects before establishing his own firm. George's traditional architectural practice included historic preservation as well as land planning, and produced designs for residential, commercial, and government clients. In Anniston, George purchased and restored an historic Victorian-era Richardsonian shingle style house built originally as a guest house and then occupied by a daughter of town founder Samuel Noble. This was his office: "George O. Parker, Jr. A.I.A. Architecture and Land Planning, 900 Leighton Avenue, Anniston, Alabama". George accepted many civic roles, including serving on boards of arts, preservation, racial equality, and conservation groups. George was active in local, state, and national historical societies, professional societies, and worked with local business organizations. George was published by the Alabama Historical Society. George was both a conservationist and a preservationist; this is reflected in his work and in personal choices. George was a gifted artist, a brilliant mathematician, a hiker, photographer, and a tennis player. George was extremely creative and made positive contributions to his community. He served on state and local boards. George was an ardent supporter of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. His contributions included hosting actors, providing creative services, and serving on its board of directors. His wife and daughter served "Will's Guild" in support of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. George was by birth a Presbyterian, and chose the Presbyterian Church as an adult and father. At his church, First Presbyterian in Anniston, the Reverend Bill Kryder was pastor. George served on multiple committees and was assigned leadership roles. In Savannah, Georgia, his hometown, George often attended Episcopal services with his childhood friend Malcolm Bell III, son of Malcolm Bell, Jr. and Muriel Barrow Bell. George was an excellent father to his children. George Otis Parker, Jr. rarely drank alcohol. George was not a teetotaler; rather he simply did not drink except socially or when wine was served at the holiday table. In Alabama, George and his family were visited by George's mother, Mildred; his aunt Julia Benson Parker of Atlanta, Georgia; by his mother's sister Louise Jones Lewis of Andersonville, Georgia, and a nephew of the Jones sisters, George Jr.'s first cousin Joseph "Joe" Richmond Jones of NYC and Connecticut, only son of Grace and Major Joseph Richmond Jones. George was host to his father George Sr.'s siblings and families; to his wife's Norwegian parents, family and friends; and to many other family members and friends. George Jr. took his children to a series of Parker family reunions during their childhoods, and so they knew the families of their father's Parker aunts and uncles. George's grandmother and Julia Benson Parker had both lived in Atlanta, and Julia visited George in Anniston. Julia had known and corresponded with her mother's uncle Admiral William Shepherd Benson. Julia enjoyed a long life and George's children knew his Aunt Julia. George Jr.'s mother enjoyed history, collecting antiques, and enjoyed her employment as a medical nurse during the war and again later in life. George Otis Parker, Jr. was congenial and not pretentious, and was gifted intellectually as well as being warm-hearted. His generous spirit and natural enthusiasm for positive activities kept him engaged in all good concerns and gifted him with many equally talented friends. His first marriage and engagement were published in The New York Times. Parents of Joy Bush were Dr. and Mrs. Bush, of Rye, Westchester, New York, and Palm Beach. Joy Bush and George met at a summer camp in the Adirondacks where Mac Bell and George were campers and camp counselors. George's longtime marriage and many of his accomplishments and interests are recorded by various newspapers, including, but not limited to: Savannah, Macon, and Atlanta, Georgia, newspapers; Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama, newspapers; in publications of The Alabama Historical Society; and Anniston, Alabama, newspaper The Anniston Star. As a younger child, George attended Camp Sequoia, Brevard, North Carolina. George's children with their mother each year visited Norway and her family's farm "Heltveit" at Hindenes Fjord near Bergen. George's two sons attended Camp Rockmont, and his only daughter Ingrid Heltveit enjoyed Camp Merri-Mac, Black Mountain, North Carolina. This in addition to annual summer travels through Europe; being active in competitive sports at the hometown country club; attendance at performances and visits to museums at home in the USA and abroad; skiing in the Rocky Mountains; other travel; and being athletes, volunteers, academic high achievers, happy and well-liked with many friends, and being avid readers. George loved trees and nature. He was actively engaged as a parent and father, sharing a myriad of hobbies and activities with his family - always also encouraging, facilitating, and rewarding the interests and accomplishments of his children. George Otis Parker, Jr. was a great father.

George Otis Parker, Jr.
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George Otis Parker, Sr.
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Lula May Benson
Nelson Huntley Parker, Sr.

Thomas Brewer Benson
Hattie Eliza Freeman

Catherine Elizabeth Brewer
Richard Aaron Benson

Thomas Aspinwall Brewer
Mary Foster Brewer

Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall
Edward Brewer

Lt Col Thomas Aspinwall
Lucy Sparhawk

Lt Thomas Aspinwall
Joanna Gardner

Capt Samuel Aspinwall
Sarah Stevens

Peter Aspinwall
Remember Palfrey

NOTES

SPELLINGS
Catherine, Catharine, Katherine, Katharine: spelling variations seen for Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall, wife of Edward Brewer.

Abial or Abiel Phipps, daughter of Mary Danforth and Solomon Phipps. Wife of Capt. Caleb Gardner. Mother of Joanna Gardner.

Lt. Thomas Aspinwall and wife Joanna Gardner, for whom the Joanna Aspinwall DAR chapter is named, are parents of Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall, father of Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall. Catharine married Edward Brewer. Their son is Thomas Aspinwall Brewer.

Spelling of names Susanna or Susannah; Sara or Sarah; Johanna, Joanna, Joane, Johanne, Joannah will vary by source. Additionally, Susanna Aspinwall (Mrs. Lewis Tappan) sometimes is written Susan but most often Susanna or Susannah. Sybil may appear as Sibyl, Sibyll, Sibelle, Sybill, or Sybell.

Aspenwall is a variation used by some descendants of Peter Aspinwall and Remember Palfrey. William Aspenwall Bradley is one. Others also are of note (or at least are documented in genealogy and in family, local, or military histories).

Aspinwall occasionally is simply misspelled where clearly Aspinwall is the correct name. Georgia Archives names Catherine Brewer Benson but misspells Aspinwall as "Aspenwald" in a catalogue title and description of Thomas Aspinwall Brewer's Vineville, Macon, Georgia, house.

THOMAS ASPINWALL BREWER
George Otis Parker, Jr. is a direct descendant of Thomas Aspinwall Brewer and Mary Foster Brewer, his wife, last of Vineville, Georgia, nearby to Macon, Georgia.

Thomas Aspinwall Brewer and Mary Foster Brewer are Great-great-grandparents of George's father, George Otis Parker, Sr.

Thomas Aspinwall Brewer, born in Massachusetts to Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall and Edward Brewer, married Mary Foster Brewer, daughter of Ebenezer Brewer and Mary Foster.

Ebenezer Brewer was a son of Rebecca Weld and Joseph Brewer: Joseph Brewer, a son of Nathaniel Brewer III and Elizabeth Mayo. Rebecca Weld, daughter of Ebenezer Weld and Mary Craft (or Crafts).

Both Mary Foster Brewer and husband Thomas Aspinwall Brewer are direct descendants of Nathaniel Brewer III and Elizabeth Mayo. Mary Foster Brewer descends from son Joseph, and Thomas Aspinwall Brewer from son Stephen.

This couple removed from Massachusetts, first to Augusta and Lexington, Georgia, and finally to Vineville, near Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.

Catherine Elizabeth "Bess" Brewer was born 1822, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, to Mary Foster Brewer and Thomas Aspinwall Brewer.

REVEREND SAMUEL WHITING
Uniquely, both parents of Thomas Aspinwall Brewer are direct descendants of immigrant ancestor Reverend Samuel Whiting.

EDWARD BREWER
Edward Brewer descends from Dorothy Whiting and Thomas Weld.

Dorothy Whiting, daughter of Reverend Samuel Whiting I and his unknown name first wife.

Dorothy Whiting was born in England, and came to America with her father Rev. Samuel Whiting and Elizabeth St John, his wife.

Dorothy Whiting married Thomas Weld, son of Margaret Dereslye and Reverend Thomas Weld.

Margaret Weld married Nathaniel Brewer II, son of Elizabeth Rand and Nathaniel Brewer I.

Nathaniel III married Elizabeth Mayo, daughter of Elizabeth Holbrook and Captain Joseph Mayo.

Son Joseph Brewer married Rebecca Weld; and son Stephen Brewer married Susanna White, daughter of Hannah Wiswall and Major Edward White.

Stephen's son Edward Brewer married Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall. Thomas Aspinwall Brewer is their son.

Thomas Aspinwall Brewer and Mary Foster Brewer, his wife, are 3rd great-grandparents to George Otis Parker, Jr.

CATHARINE SPARHAWK ASPINWALL
or Katherine Sparhawk Aspinwall, wife of Edward Brewer and mother of Thomas Aspinwall Brewer, was a daughter of Lucy Sparhawk and Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall.

Lucy Sparhawk is a direct descendant of Reverend Joseph Whiting, son of Elizabeth St John and Reverend Samuel Whiting, and first wife Sarah Danforth.

Sarah Whiting, daughter of Rev. Joseph Whiting and Sarah Danforth, married Samuel Sparhawk. Son Thomas Sparhawk married Mary Oliver. Lucy Sparhawk, daughter of Mary Oliver and Thomas Sparhawk, married Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall.

Lucy Sparhawk and Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall are parents of Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall.

Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall married Edward Brewer. Their son, Thomas Aspinwall Brewer, and Mary Foster (Brewer), his wife, are 3rd Great-grandparents of George Otis Parker, Jr.
George's Father
George Otis Parker, Sr.
Grandmother
Lula Benson Parker
Great-grandfather
Thomas Brewer Benson
2nd Great-grandmother
Catherine Elizabeth Brewer Benson
3rd Great-grandfather
Thomas Aspinwall Brewer

Thomas Aspinwall Brewer and Mary Foster (Brewer) Brewer are 4th Great-grandparents to children of George Otis Parker, Jr.

NOTES
On Whiting and St John ancestry

Note: Edward Brewer line to Reverend Samuel Whiting I is via daughter Dorothy Whiting Weld. Dorothy Whiting, daughter of Rev. Samuel Whiting and unknown first wife, married Thomas Weld. Daughter Margaret Weld married Nathaniel Brewer II.

Note the Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall Brewer line to Reverend Samuel Whiting I is via Reverend Joseph Whiting, father of Sarah Whiting (Samuel Sparhawk). Rev. Joseph Whiting was a son of Rev. Samuel Whiting I and Elizabeth St John.

Reverend Joseph Whiting married 1st to Sarah Danforth, daughter of Mary Withington and Thomas Danforth. After wife Sarah died, Rev. Joseph Whiting was invited to lead a congregation in Southampton, New York. Widower Rev. Joseph Whiting, father of Sarah Whiting Sparhawk, next married Rebecca Bishop.

Sarah Whiting, daughter of Reverend Joseph Whiting and Sarah Danforth, remained in Massachusetts while her father became pastor at Southampton, New York. Daughter Sarah Whiting married Samuel Sparhawk.

Thomas Sparhawk, Lucy Sparhawk Aspinwall's father, is a son of Sarah Whiting and Samuel Sparhawk. Lucy's mother is Mary Oliver Sparhawk, daughter of Nathaniel Oliver and Bethia Hyde.

Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall is a daughter of Lucy Sparhawk and Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall.

Edward Brewer is a direct descendant of Dorothy Whiting, daughter of Rev. Samuel Whiting and first wife. Dorothy Whiting, born in England, married in Massachusetts to Thomas Weld. Daughter Margaret Weld married Nathaniel Brewer II.

BREWER, WELD, WHITE, BOWLES, GARDNER
Dorothy Whiting, wife of Thomas Weld, was half-sister of Rev. Joseph Whiting who married Sarah Danforth.

Thomas Weld and Dorothy Whiting are parents of Edmund Weld who married Elizabeth White, daughter of Elizabeth Bowles and John White. Elizabeth Bowles is sister of Mary Bowles, wife of Thomas Gardner and mother of Capt. Caleb Gardner who married Abial Phipps, parents of Joanna Gardner wife of Lt. Thomas Aspinwall. John White, wife Elizabeth Bowles, is a brother of Benjamin White. Benjamin White and wife Susanna Cogswell are grandparents of Susanna White, wife of Stephen Brewer and mother of Edward Brewer. Edward Brewer and Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall are parents of Thomas Aspinwall Brewer.

Note on St John lineage
Rev. Joseph Whiting is a son of Elizabeth St John and Rev. Samuel Whiting I. Rev. Joseph Whiting married Sarah Danforth. Daughter Sarah Danforth Whiting married Samuel Sparhawk, son of Patience Newman and Nathaniel Sparhawk.

Only Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall, and not husband Edward Brewer, is a direct descendant of Elizabeth St John. Elizabeth St John Whiting is a direct descendant of Margaret Beauchamp and Oliver St John.

ST JOHN FAMILY
George Otis Parker, Jr. is a direct descendant of Elizabeth St John and Reverend Samuel Whiting.

Elizabeth St John, a daughter of Sarah Bulkeley and Oliver St John, was 2nd wife of Reverend Samuel Whiting, and with Samuel came to America.

Elizabeth St John is a direct descendant of Margaret Beauchamp and first husband Oliver St John.

Margaret Beauchamp is a grandmother of King Henry VII, son of her daughter Margaret Beaufort. Daughter Margaret was the only child of Margaret Beauchamp's second marriage. Margaret Beauchamp also has descendants by her third marriage to Welles .

All children born following the death of Margaret Beauchamp's first husband Oliver St John were reared in a tranquil setting alongside their St John half-siblings. All children were educated by Margaret Beauchamp herself, and by tutors, and all living to adulthood were active socially and were influential at court and in public life.

Margaret Beauchamp's daughter Margaret Beaufort was known to be fond of her St John half-siblings and the St John family. Both Margaret Beaufort and her son King Henry VII maintained close ties with their St John relatives. Margaret Beaufort is benefactress of St John's College, England.

A later Oliver St John, brother of Elizabeth St John Whiting (Elizabeth is George Otis Parker, Jr.'s immigrant ancestor), was Chief Justice of England. Oliver St John, Chief Justice, was a supporter of Oliver Cromwell.

Elizabeth St John Whiting was the daughter of Sarah Bulkeley and Oliver St John. Chief Justice Oliver St John was Elizabeth's brother.

BEAUCHAMP FAMILY
George Otis Parker Jr. is a direct descendant of Margaret Beauchamp and Oliver St John. (See above.)

Online resources provide genealogy including Magna Carta lineage, royal lineages past and future, and other information on the Beauchamp family and related families.

Margaret Beauchamp and second husband Beaufort are grandparents of King Henry VII.

Elizabeth St John, wife of Reverend Samuel Whiting I and mother of Rev. Joseph Whiting, is a direct descendant of Margaret Beauchamp and Oliver St John.

Reverend Joseph Whiting married Sarah Danforth.

DANFORTH FAMILY
Two lines from Thomas Danforth and Mary Withington.

DANFORTH, LINE ONE
Danforth Phipps - Bowles Gardner - Aspinwall Line

Joanna Gardner descends from Mary Danforth and Solomon Phipps. Mary Danforth Phipps, widow of Solomon, 2nd married Thomas Browne.

Mary Danforth and Solomon Phipps are parents of Abial Phipps. Abial Phipps married Caleb Gardner. Their daughter is Joanna Gardner, wife of Lt. Thomas Aspinwall.

Note: Joanna Gardner's father, Capt. Caleb Gardner, is the son of Thomas Gardner and Mary Bowles.

Mary Bowles's sister Elizabeth Bowles married John White, brother of Benjamin White who married Susannah Cogswell.

Note: Thomas Gardner's sister Mary Gardner married Peter Boylston. The Boylston are family of the Presidents Adams.

Note: Benjamin White and Susannah Cogswell are direct ancestors of George Otis Parker, Jr. via son Major Edward White (wife Hannah Wiswall). By daughter Ann White Boylston, Benjamin White and Susannah Cogswell are direct ancestors of the Presidents Adams.

Mary Gardner Boylston, direct ancestor of the Presidents Adams, is a sister of George's direct ancestor Thomas Gardner.

Note: Elizabeth Bowles, sister of George's direct ancestor Mary Bowles (wife of Thomas Gardner), married John White. John, a brother of Benjamin. Benjamin White is direct ancestor of George Otis Parker, Jr. and the Adams.

Benjamin White and Susannah Cogswell are direct ancestors of George Otis Parker, Jr. via granddaughter Susannah White and Stephen Brewer, parents of Edward Brewer. Edward Brewer, father of Thomas Aspinwall Brewer.

Abial Phipps (or Abiel), daughter of Mary Danforth and Solomon Phipps, married Capt. Caleb Gardner, son of Mary Bowles and Thomas Gardner. Daughter Joanna Gardner married Lt. Thomas Aspinwall. Their son is Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall. Johanna Gardner and Lt. Thomas Aspinwall are grandparents of Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall, wife of Edward Brewer.

Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall, son of Johanna Gardner and Lt. Thomas Aspinwall, married Lucy Sparhawk, a granddaughter of Sarah Whiting and Samuel Sparhawk. Lucy was a daughter of Mary Oliver and Thomas Sparhawk.

Other children of Johanna Gardner and Lt. Thomas Aspinwall include Dr. William Aspinwall and Elizabeth Aspinwall White.

Dr. William Aspinwall married Susanna Gardner. Susanna was niece of Lucy Sparhawk, daughter of Lucy's sister Mary Sparhawk and Isaac Gardner from the same family as Lt. Thomas Aspinwall's wife Johanna Gardner. Lucy Sparhawk married Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall, Dr. William's brother.

Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall married Edward Brewer, son of Susanna White and Stephen Brewer.

Stephen Brewer was a brother of Joseph Brewer (and others). Stephen & Joseph, both sons of Elizabeth Mayo and Nathaniel Brewer III (Daniel Brewer line).

Susannah White was daughter of Hannah Wiswall and Major Edward White. Major Edward White is son of Susannah Cogswell and Benjamin White. Major Edward White's sister Ann White Boylston is grandmother of President John Adams.

Susanna White married Stephen Brewer.

See Publication of The Brookline Historical Society, 1904, Number 3: "John White Of Muddy River And Descendants Of His Son Benjamin: A Paper Read Before The Society April 22, 1903 and April 27, 1904", by Charles F. White.

Susannah White, wife of Stephen Brewer and mother of Edward Brewer (wife Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall), is granddaughter of Benjamin White and Susannah Cogswell.

Susannah Cogswell and Benjamin White are direct ancestors of President John Adams and President John Quincy Adams.

The Gardner and White families are family and ancestors of Presidents John and John Quincy Adams. Mary Bowles, wife of Thomas Gardner: Thomas Gardner is a brother of Mary Gardner Boylston. Mary Bowles, wife of Thomas Gardner, had a sister, Elizabeth Bowles. Elizabeth married John White, brother of Benjamin White. This brother Benjamin White and wife Susannah Cogswell are direct ancestors of the Adams and of George Otis Parker, Jr.

Mary Danforth Phipps was sister of Sarah Danforth Whiting.

DANFORTH, LINE TWO
Danforth - St John Whiting - Sparhawk - Aspinwall Line

Sarah Danforth, sister of Mary Danforth Phipps, married Rev. Joseph Whiting. Her daughter Sarah Whiting married Samuel Sparhawk. Their son Thomas Sparhawk and his wife Mary Oliver are the parents of Lucy Sparhawk, who married Lt. Col Thomas Aspinwall.

Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall, daughter of Lucy Sparhawk and Lt. Col Thomas Aspinwall, married Edward Brewer. Their son is Thomas Aspinwall Brewer, born in Massachusetts.

Thomas Aspinwall Brewer and wife Mary Foster Brewer (also born in Massachusetts) are parents of Catherine Elizabeth Brewer. Catherine, known as "Bess" to her family, was born in Georgia.

Catherine Elizabeth "Bess" Brewer was married to Richard Aaron Benson in Macon, Georgia. Both families (Brewer and Benson) lived at Vineville, near Macon, Georgia.

WHITING FAMILY
George Otis Parker, Jr. is a direct descendant of Elizabeth St John and Rev. Samuel Whiting I via Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall, wife of Edward Brewer.

George Otis Parker Jr. (via Edward Brewer, son of Susanna White and Stephen Brewer) is again direct descendant of Rev. Samuel Whiting I, with his unknown first wife.

Dorothy, daughter of Samuel Whiting I and unknown name first wife, married Thomas Weld. Daughter Margaret Weld married Nathaniel Brewer II. Son Nathaniel Brewer III and Elizabeth Mayo are parents of Stephen Brewer who married Susannah White.

Margaret Weld Brewer, daughter of Dorothy Whiting and Thomas Weld, had a brother, Edmund Weld. Edmund Weld married Elizabeth White. Stephen Brewer married Susannah White of this same family, same White family of the Presidents Adams and also of Edmund Weld, son of Dorothy Whiting and Thomas Weld. Edmund Weld married Elizabeth White.

Edward Brewer and wife Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall, parents of Thomas Aspinwall Brewer, each individually are direct descendants of Rev Samuel Whiting I.

Whiting and Danforth:
George Otis Parker, Jr. therefore is twice a descendant of Rev. Samuel Whiting I, and twice a descendant of Thomas Danforth and Mary Withington.

BREWER FAMILY
George is a direct descendant of Daniel Brewer and Joanna.

FULLER FAMILY
George is a direct descendant of John Fuller of Newton, Massachusetts.

John Fuller's daughter Elizabeth Fuller married Job Hyde. Their daughter Bethia Hyde married Nathaniel Oliver.

Mary Oliver, daughter of Bethia Hyde and Nathaniel Oliver, married Thomas Sparhawk.

Lucy Sparhawk, wife of Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall, is daughter of Mary Oliver and Thomas Sparhawk. Note Lucy Sparhawk Aspinwall had a brother, Hon. Thomas Sparhawk, and a sister Mary Sparhawk Gardner.

Lucy Sparhawk and Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall are parents of Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall, wife of Edward Brewer.

John Fuller is direct ancestor of poet Emily Dickinson and of President William Howard Taft.

See "A History of the Early Settlement of Newton, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, from 1639 to 1800: With a Genealogical Register of Its Inhabitants, Prior to 1800", by Francis Jackson, Heritage Books, 1854, Newton, Massachusetts, 555 pages (Fuller, Hyde, Oliver).

HYDE FAMILY
George is a direct descendant of Samuel Hyde and wife Temperance.

Job Hyde, son of Temperance and Samuel Hyde, married Elizabeth Fuller, a daughter of John Fuller of Newton, Massachusetts.

Job Hyde and Elizabeth Fuller are direct ancestors of poet Emily Dickinson and of President William Howard Taft.

Bethia Hyde, daughter of Elizabeth Fuller and Job Hyde, married Nathaniel Oliver. Their daughter Mary Oliver married Thomas Sparhawk, son of Sarah Whiting and Samuel Sparhawk. Mary Oliver Sparhawk is mother of Lucy Sparhawk, wife of Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall.

Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall, daughter of Lucy Sparhawk and Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall, married Edward Brewer.

Thomas Aspinwall Brewer is their son.

See "Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Massachusetts, Volume 1", by William Richard Cutter, American Historical Society, 1917 - Massachusetts - 405 pages. Entry for Francis Dana Hyde, M.D. includes genealogy and history of Samuel Hyde.

"Historical Brighton: An Illustrated History of Brighton and Its Citizens, Volume 1", by John Perkins Cushing Winship; G. A. Warren, 1899 - Brighton (Mass.) - 238 pages (Sparhawk, Oliver).

See also John Fuller of Newton Massachusetts (see above; much more online).

MAYO FAMILY
George Otis Parker, Jr. is a direct descendant of John Mayo and Hannah Graves.

Joseph Mayo, son of Hannah Graves and John Mayo, married Elizabeth Holbrook.

HOLBROOK FAMILY
George is a direct descendant of Elizabeth Holbrook and Joseph Mayo.
Her line: Richard Holbrook and Agnes; John Holbrook and Elizabeth Hemingway; Elizabeth Holbrook and Joseph Mayo; Elizabeth Mayo married Nathaniel Brewer III.

Stephen Brewer, son of Elizabeth Mayo and Nathaniel Brewer III, married Susannah White.

Edward Brewer, son of Susanna White and Stephen Brewer, married Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall.

Thomas Aspinwall Brewer is a son of Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall and Edward Brewer.

SPARHAWK FAMILY
George is a direct descendant of Nathaniel Sparhawk and Patience Newman.

Sparhawk: "Historical Brighton: An Illustrated History of Brighton and Its Citizens, Volume 1", by John Perkins Cushing Winship, G. A. Warren, 1899, Brighton, Massachusetts, 238 pages.

NEWMAN FAMILY
George is a direct descendant of Reverend Samuel Newman and Sibell Featley. Daughter Patience Newman married Nathaniel Sparhawk, and are parents of Samuel Sparhawk, wife Sarah Whiting.

Rev. Samuel Newman
(1600-1663) ~ Inducted 1997
Reverend Samuel Newman,
Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame

ST JOHN FAMILY
George is a direct descendant of Margaret Beauchamp and Oliver St John.

Samuel Sparhawk married Sarah Whiting. Sarah Whiting Sparhawk was a daughter of Reverend Joseph Whiting, and a granddaughter of Elizabeth St John and Reverend Samuel Whiting.

Reverend Joseph Whiting and Sarah Danforth, a daughter of Mary Withington and Thomas Danforth, are parents of Sarah Whiting Sparhawk, wife of Samuel Sparhawk.

BULKELEY FAMILY
George is a direct descendant of Sarah Bulkeley and Oliver St John.

Sarah Bulkeley and Oliver St John, parents of Elizabeth St John. Elizabeth St John was the second wife of Reverend Samuel Whiting. Son Reverend Joseph Whiting married first to Sarah Danforth. Their daughter Sarah Whiting married Samuel Sparhawk.

SPARHAWK and Allied Families:
Avery, Wigglesworth, Adams, Gardner, Aspinwall, Russell, Lowell, Codman, Davis, Toppan / Tappan, Homes, Franklin, Jackson; and Jarvis, Pepperrell, and others. Much could be written; the following is to give a glimpse into lives of family members.

Lucy Aspinwall, a sister of Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall, married Ebenezer Davis. Their son, Thomas Aspinwall Davis, was a grandson of Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall and Lucy Sparhawk, and a nephew of Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall Brewer.

Thomas Aspinwall Davis was 10th Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts.

Thomas Aspinwall Davis is first cousin to Thomas Aspinwall Brewer. Thomas Aspinwall Brewer is father of Catherine Elizabeth Brewer Benson, Macon, Georgia.

Wife of Thomas Aspinwall Davis, Sarah Jackson, was a niece of noted abolitionist Francis Jackson. Thomas Aspinwall Davis died 1845. Sarah (Jackson) next married Lewis Tappan, widower of Susanna Aspinwall Tappan nee Susanna Aspinwall, daughter of Dr. William Aspinwall and Susannah Gardner.

Susanna Aspinwall Tappan's brother, Col. Thomas Aspinwall, US Consul, London, was an historian, soldier War of 1812, and literary agent to authors including Washington Irving. Wife of Col. Thomas Aspinwall, US Consul, was Louisa Poignand. The library of Col. Thomas Aspinwall can be researched online: Georgetown University and other sources provide a catalog, records, holdings, biographical information and/or other documentation re: Col. Thomas Aspinwall (son of Susanna Gardner and Dr. William Aspinwall).

Mary Sparhawk, daughter of Thomas Sparhawk and Mary Oliver, married Isaac Gardner, Jr. Mary Sparhawk and Isaac Gardner, Jr. are parents of Susanna Gardner, wife of Dr. William Aspinwall.

Dr. William Aspinwall: son of Joanna Gardner and Lt. Thomas Aspinwall; and brother of Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall (Lucy Sparhawk).

Lucy Sparhawk, wife of Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall, is Mary Sparhawk Gardner's sister, and aunt of Dr William Aspinwall's wife Susanna Gardner Aspinwall, and also great aunt of her sister Mary Sparhawk Gardner's granddaughter, Susanna Aspinwall - first wife of Lewis Tappan. These families each have multiple ties via marriage.

"Proceedings of the Brookline Historical Society at the Annual Meeting", by The Society, 1911 - Brookline (Mass.), Aspinwall and Aspinwall-Tappan, pages 26-28.

George's direct ancestor Nathaniel Sparhawk married Patience Newman, daughter of Rev. Samuel Newman. Their son Samuel Sparhawk is George's ancestor. Nathaniel and Patience Newman Sparhawk were also parents of John Sparhawk (wife Priscilla Hemans).

SIR WILLIAM PEPPERRELL
John Sparhawk: father of Nathaniel Sparhawk who m. Elizabeth Pepperrell, daughter and heir of Sir William Pepperrell. This family line includes Jarvis, Dummer, Bartlett, Sparhawk - all in a series of intermarriages. DeForest Richards, Governor of Wyoming, is but one of many accomplished or colorful descendants of this line.

JOHN SPARHAWK
This John Sparhawk, son of Patience Newman and Nathaniel Sparhawk, married 1st Elizabeth Poole. Priscilla Hemans Waldo (Waldron) was 2nd wife of John Sparhawk. Priscilla is the mother of Nathaniel Sparhawk who married Elizabeth Pepperrell, daughter and heir of Sir William Pepperrell.

SYBIL SPARHAWK
Sybil Sparhawk was a daughter of Patience Newman and Nathaniel Sparhawk.

Sybil was sister of Samuel Sparhawk who married Sarah Whiting, daughter of Sarah Danforth and Rev. Joseph Whiting.

Reverend John Sparhawk, father of Nathaniel who married Elizabeth Pepperrell, is brother of both this Sybil and this Samuel.

Sybil Sparhawk, daughter of Patience Newman and Nathaniel Sparhawk, was first married to Reverend Jonathan Avery, and second to Reverend Michael Wigglesworth.

SPARHAWK – AVERY
Rev. Jonathan Avery and wife Sybil Sparhawk Avery are direct ancestors of John Lowell Gardner II. Isabella Stewart Gardner, of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, is the wife of direct descendant John Lowell Gardner II (see below). Sparhawk-Avery, Avery-Graves, Graves-Russell, Russell-Lowell, Lowell-Gardner (this is not same Gardner family as Thomas Gardner of Roxbury).

SPARHAWK – WIGGLESWORTH
Reverend Michael Wigglesworth and his son Edward (mother Sybil Sparhawk Avery Wigglesworth) are closely associated with Harvard College -- as are all men in the Sparhawk, Aspinwall, Gardner, White, Weld, Danforth, and other families including direct ancestors of George Otis Parker, Jr.

EDWARD VERNON SPARHAWK
See also Edward Vernon Sparhawk: "The Southern Literary Messenger" and the Sparhawk connection to author Edgar Allan Poe.

GARDNER FAMILY, THOMAS OF ROXBURY
George Otis Parker, Jr. is a direct descendant of Thomas Gardner of Roxbury and wife Lucy Smith.

Through the Gardner family, George Otis Parker, Jr. is related to President John Adams and President John Quincy Adams.

ADAMS LINE
* Adams ancestor
** George's ancestor
Thomas Gardner of Roxbury + Lucy Smith - *Mary Gardner (sister of **Thomas Gardner, the grandfather of Joanna Gardner who was wife of Lt. Thomas Aspinwall. Thomas Gardner, wife Mary Bowles, was brother of Mary Gardner Boylston. Capt. Caleb Gardner who married Abial Phipps is son of Thomas Gardner and Mary Bowles. Caleb (father of Joanna Gardner Aspinwall) is nephew of his father's sister Mary Gardner Boylston.) + Thomas Boylston - Peter Boylston + *Ann White (Ann White is a sister of **Major Edward White. Major Edward White is father of Susannah White, wife of Stephen Brewer and mother of Edward Brewer who married Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall.) - Susanna Boylston + John Adams - President John Adams + Abigail Smith - President John Quincy Adams + Louisa Catherine Johnson.

Note: "Gardner" of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is not the same Thomas Gardner line; however immediate family of other ancestors of George Otis Parker, Jr. are married into the Gardner of the museum family line.

John Lowell Gardner is directly descended from Reverend Jonathan Avery and Sybil Sparhawk, daughter of Nathaniel Sparhawk and Patience Newman. Daughter Sybil Avery married Dr. Thomas Graves. Their daughter Katherine Graves married Judge James Russell. This is the Russell and Lowell family line for John Lowell Gardner, husband of Isabella Stewart Gardner.

This same Lowell family line also married into the Aspinwall family of Brookline and Boston, Massachusetts. In New England, the descendants of Dr. William Aspinwall married Lowell and other allied families.

WHITE FAMILY
George is a direct descendant of Benjamin White, son of John White and Frances Jackson. This John White, of Roxbury, is known as "John White of Muddy River".

Edward Brewer (wife Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall) is a direct descendant of Benjamin White and Susannah Cogswell.

Presidents Adams, White Family:
Through the White family, George Otis Parker, Jr. is related to President John Adams and President John Quincy Adams. Adams and Edward Brewer (for Edward, via his mother Susanna White) share White ancestors Benjamin White and Susannah Cogswell.

Descendant of Susannah White and Stephen Brewer:

Susanna White was daughter of Major Edward White (son of Benjamin White and Susannah Cogswell) and Hannah Wiswall.

Susanna White married Stephen Brewer, son of Nathaniel III and Elizabeth Mayo. Son Edward Brewer married Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall, daughter of Lucy Sparhawk and Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall.

Their son Thomas Aspinwall Brewer and wife Mary Foster removed from Massachusetts to Georgia, where they reared a family including daughter Catherine Elizabeth Brewer.

Mary Foster and Thomas Aspinwall Brewer lived in Georgia for the remainder of their lives. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia.

DR. BENJAMIN ASPINWALL WHITE
Dr. Benjamin Aspinwall White was the grandson of Susanna White Brewer's brother Benjamin (and thus a cousin to Edward Brewer, Susanna's son). Dr. B. A. White lived in Georgia.

Susanna White (mother of Edward Brewer and wife of Stephen Brewer) had a brother (also named) Benjamin White.

Benjamin White married Elizabeth Aspinwall, a sister of Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall. Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall is father of Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall, wife of Edward Brewer.

Dr. William Aspinwall, father of Susanna Aspinwall Tappan and of Col Thomas Aspinwall, US Consul to London, is a brother of Elizabeth Aspinwall White and of Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall.

Elizabeth Aspinwall and Benjamin White had a son (also named) Major Edward White. Edward White moved to Georgia.

In Georgia, he met Mildred Scott Stubbs, niece of General Scott. The couple were married in Massachusetts and lived in Savannah, Georgia. He and son Dr. Benjamin Aspinwall White also owned a Georgia plantation named "Brookline" (in honor of Brookline, Massachusetts).

Dr. Benjamin Aspinwall White was Surgeon General of Georgia. Dr. White and his family had connections to Macon and knew his cousin Thomas Aspinwall Brewer. Dr. Benjamin Aspinwall White shares both White and Aspinwall ancestors with cousin Thomas Aspinwall Brewer.

TAPPAN NOTES
Alexander Hamilton, a Tappan Family tie: Arthur Tappan, brother of Lewis Tappan, married Fanny Antill. Fanny had been at a young age orphaned, and was cared for by Alexander Hamilton, friend and military colleague of her late father. Mrs. Hamilton and the future Mrs. Arthur Tappan had a warm relationship, and Hamilton is remembered as a caring guardian. See "Life of Arthur Tappan", by Lewis Tappan.

The Tappan brothers were successful silk merchants, trading partners, and also founders of the firm today known as Dun and Bradstreet.

TANGLEWOOD ESTATE
Descendants of Susanna Aspinwall and Lewis Tappan, including the Aspinwall-Tappan, Chandler-Bowen, and Sturgis families, donated their family's summer home, a Berkshires estate called Tanglewood, in Lenox, Massachusetts, to the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

ASPINWALL: LENOX, MASSACHUSETTS
Also in Lenox, Massachusetts, the Aspinwall-Woolsey estate was developed as The Hotel Aspinwall (not owned or managed by its namesake family). The hotel was host to Aspinwall descendant Franklin Delano Roosevelt and to other dignitaries and notables. The woods survived the transfer from 300 years of Aspinwall stewardship to today because the mountain resort type development was less intensive than other land use. Today the grounds of the Hotel Aspinwall are known as Kennedy Park.

NEWMAN and SPARHAWK FAMILIES
George Otis Parker, Jr. is a direct descendant of Reverend Samuel Newman. George is a direct descendant of Patience Newman and Nathaniel Sparhawk.

Patience Newman, wife of Nathaniel Sparhawk, is a daughter of Reverend Samuel Newman and wife Sibell Featley Newman.

Patience Newman and Nathaniel Sparhawk are parents of Samuel Sparhawk. Samuel Sparhawk married Sarah Whiting, daughter of Sarah Danforth and Rev Joseph Whiting.

Son Thomas Sparhawk and Mary Oliver are parents of Lucy Sparhawk. Lucy married Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall.

Lucy Sparhawk and Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall are grandparents of Thomas Aspinwall Brewer.

THOMAS ASPINWALL BREWER
Thomas Aspinwall Brewer and his wife Mary Foster removed from Massachusetts, relocating to Lexington, Georgia, then to Augusta, Georgia, and finally Vineville, Georgia, near Macon, where they built a house and lived for the remainder of their lives.

Photographs of the Thomas Aspinwall Brewer house at Vineville, Georgia (next owned by daughter Adeline Brewer Corbin Clayton and then by her son Napoleon Brewer Corbin) are located online at Georgia Archives. One photo at this archive is mislabeled as Thomas "Aspenwald" Brewer.

In Georgia, the family of Thomas Aspinwall Brewer corresponded with relatives in the William Jarvis and Charles, Mary, and Hattie Jarvis family, descendants of Elizabeth Pepperrell and Nathaniel Sparhawk, of Kittery, Maine. William Jarvis introduced the Merino sheep to United States.

It may be the textile industry to which the Poignand, Sparhawk, Jarvis, and other family were connected that attracted some New Englanders to the newly opened territories in Georgia. Suppliers of all types necessary goods and of luxuries naturally follow, along with medicine, education, and then the railway.

Railroad in Georgia, both before and after the Civil War, became central to development and commerce, and to personal financial investments as well as providing employment. Rail brought a vibrant economy to Macon, Georgia.

THOMAS BREWER BENSON
Thomas Brewer Benson, son of Catherine Elizabeth Brewer and Richard Aaron Benson of Vineville and Macon, Georgia, was employed by the railroad industry.

HATTIE ELIZA FREEMAN BENSON
Thomas Brewer Benson was married in Macon, Georgia, to Hattie Eliza Freeman.

LULA MAY BENSON PARKER
Thomas Brewer Benson, father of Lula Benson Parker, died age 31. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia. Lula's mother Hattie Eliza Freeman died 24 May 1879, at Macon or Vineville, Georgia.

Thomas Brewer Benson had several siblings:

FRANK COOK BENSON
Uncle of Lula Benson Parker
Frank Cook Benson married Lucy Bracken, daughter of Peter Bracken. See Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia, and elsewhere online for Peter Bracken's place in railroad and Civil War history. Frank Cook Benson and his family lived in Macon, Georgia, and are buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon.

CATHERINE COLVARD BENSON MELROSE
Aunt of Lula Benson Parker
Catherine "Kitty" or "Katie" Colvard Benson married Alexander Melrose, Macon, Georgia. Mr. Melrose was Scottish. This daughter of Catherine Elizabeth Brewer and Richard Aaron Benson died in middle age. Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia. No children.

ELIZA BENSON FARGO
Aunt of Lula Benson Parker
Mrs. J. M. Fargo

HOWARD BURKE BENSON
Uncle of Lula Benson Parker
Howard Burke Benson died still a young man. Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia. Howard corresponded with his brother, William Shepherd Benson, after the future Admiral Benson left Macon for his education and the start of a distinguished career in the US Navy. Note: Lula Benson Parker's first son was named Howard; this son died an infant. (Lula Benson and Nelson Huntley Parker, Sr. are grandparents of George Otis Parker, Jr.)

ADMIRAL WILLIAM SHEPHERD BENSON
Uncle of Lula Benson Parker
William Shepherd Benson earned the rank of Rear Admiral and was first US Navy Chief of Naval Operations. Admiral Benson was awarded full admiral status following his retirement. Admiral Benson was Chairman of the US Shipping Board.

Admiral Benson served in the United States Navy alongside his distant cousin, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and also alongside another distant cousin, Admiral Henry T. Mayo.

Admiral Benson was in Paris for the negotiations leading to the Treaty of Versailles. Admiral Benson was painted by Herbert Olivier, British artist and uncle of Sir Laurence Olivier. Collection of the UK Government. Also the subject of works by other artists, including sculpture.

Admiral Benson was married to Mary Augusta Wyse. Their son and a grandson each also have had distinguished careers in the United States Navy. His son's house in San Diego is restored and online in several articles. This house has a webpage.

"ADMIRAL WILLIAM SHEPHERD BENSON, U.S.N.: "THE BRAINS OF THE NAVY," 1915-1918", by Joseph Jackson, Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Vol. 56, No. 1 (MARCH, 1945), pp. 36-43.

Burial, Arlington Cemetery. Find A Grave includes links to his children.

GERTRUDE BENSON ARNALL
Aunt of Lula Benson Parker
Gertude, a daughter of Catherine Elizabeth Brewer and Richard Aaron Benson, later in life was married to widower Henry Clay Arnall of Newnan, Georgia. Mr. Arnall was a grandfather of Georgia governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall.

Ellis Gibbs Arnall in Newnan was close to an uncle, Alvan Dean Freeman. Alvan Dean Freeman had two daughters that as wives lived in Vineville, Macon, Georgia - also where Gertude Benson and her parents and grandparents Thomas Aspinwall Brewer and Mary Foster had lived since about 1835. Alvan Dean Freeman was a judge and lawyer, and was closely related to the Arnall family via Freeman-Arnall intermarriages. Alvan Dean Freeman's daughters Mrs. Jacobs and Mrs. Orr lived in Vineville, Georgia. Governor Arnall named his own son for Alvan Dean Freeman.

Ellis Gibbs Arnall was a personal friend of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Gertrude Benson Arnall, second wife of Gov. Arnall's widowed grandfather Henry Clay Arnall, is a distant cousin of FDR via the Aspinwall family.

Gertrude's brother Admiral Benson also knew FDR. As Assistant Secretary of the Navy, FDR worked closely with Admiral Benson through to the end of WWI.

Admiral Henry T. Mayo, WWI-era US Navy admiral, shares the same early American ancestors as Admiral Benson.

Children of Lula Benson Parker knew their Aunt Gertrude, as did Lula's grandchildren, including George Otis Parker, Jr. who was about 10 years old when his father's Aunt Gertude died.

Gertrude Benson Arnall, burial Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia.

THOMAS BREWER BENSON
Thomas Brewer Benson, Great-Grandfather of George Otis Parker, Jr.

George Jr.'s grandmother Lula Benson Parker is a daughter of Thomas Brewer Benson.

Thomas Brewer Benson, son of Catherine Brewer Benson and Richard Aaron Benson, married Hattie Eliza Freeman. Daughter Lula Benson married Nelson Huntley Parker, Sr.

GEORGE OTIS PARKER, SR.
Nelson and Lula's son George Otis Parker, Sr. was born 1904 in Massachusetts. His wife was born in 1905. Their youngest child and only son George Otis Parker, Jr. was born 1943 in Savannah, Georgia, and is survived by one daughter and two sons.

Genealogy resources:
See "The Aspinwall Genealogy", by Algernon Aiken Aspinwall.

"Lineage of the Bowens of Woodstock, Connecticut", by Edward Augustus Bowen, is another excellent source for information about the ancestors of George Otis Parker, Jr.

See also "Materials for a Genealogy of the Sparhawk Family of New England", by C.H.C. Howard (1892).

"Genealogy of the Sparhawk Family", Essex Institute.

"Historical Brighton: An Illustrated History of Brighton and Its Citizens, Volume 1", by John Perkins Cushing Winship; G. A. Warren, 1899, Brighton, Massachusetts, 238 pages.

"The Bellows Genealogy, Or, John Bellows, the Boy Emigrant of 1635 and His Descendants", by Thomas Bellows Peck.

"All of the Above I", by Richard Baldwin Cook, 2007 - History - 400 pages. (Mayo, page 333).

"John Mayo of Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1630-1688, a genealogical and biographical record of his descendants", printed 1965.

"Records Relating to the Early History of Boston, Volume 6", by Boston (Mass.) Registry Department, Rockwell and Churchill, City Printers, 1884 - Boston.

"New England Marriages Prior to 1700", by Clarence Almon Torrey, Genealogical Publishing Com, 1985.

"History of Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1630-1877: With a Genealogical Register, Volume 2", by Lucius Robinson Page; Danforth, Sparhawk, Aspinwall, Gardner, Oliver, and other families with direct ancestors or related families.

"Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Massachusetts, Volume 1", by William Richard Cutter, American Historical Society, 1917. Hyde family, pages 52-56.

"The Confession of Faith and Form of Covenant of the Old South Church: In Boston, Massachusetts, with Lists of the Founders, the Pastors, the Ruling Elders and Deacons, and the Members" by Old South Church (Boston, Mass.), Crocker and Brewster, 1855, Boston, 119 pgs. Includes George's ancestors.

Note: Find A Grave sometimes does not include all children of a subject. The same is true of other genealogy pages.

THOMAS DANFORTH
Thomas Danforth (son of Nicholas) was receiver of deeds, Middlesex county, treasurer of Harvard College, judge, and governor. Wife: Mary Withington.

George Otis Parker, Jr. is a direct descendant of BOTH Sarah Danforth and of her sister Mary Danforth.

Descendant of Sarah Danforth:
Sarah Danforth, a daughter of Mary Withington and Thomas Danforth, married Rev. Joseph Whiting, a son of Elizabeth St John and Rev. Samuel Whiting I.

Sarah Whiting, a daughter of Sarah Danforth and Rev. Joseph Whiting, married Samuel Sparhawk. Their son Thomas Sparhawk married Mary Oliver.

Lucy Sparhawk, a daughter of Mary Oliver and Thomas Sparhawk, married Lt Col Thomas Aspinwall. Their daughter Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall married Edward Brewer.

Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall and Edward Brewer are the parents of Thomas Aspinwall Brewer. Thomas Aspinwall Brewer was born in Massachusetts, as was his wife Mary Foster Brewer.

Thomas Aspinwall Brewer was a resident of the Vineville district, Macon, Georgia, from about c1835 until his death.

Thomas Aspinwall Brewer is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia, with wife Mary Foster Brewer.

Catherine Elizabeth Brewer, a daughter of Thomas Aspinwall Brewer and Mary Foster, married Richard Aaron Benson. Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia.

Descendant of Mary Danforth:
Mary Danforth, a daughter of Mary Withington and Thomas Danforth, married Solomon Phipps. Mary Danforth, widow of Solomon Phipps, married 2nd Brown or Browne.

Mary Danforth and Solomon Phipps are parents of Abial Phipps. Abial Phipps married Capt. Caleb Gardner. Their daughter, Johanna Gardner, married Lt. Thomas Aspinwall.

Johanna Gardner and Lt. Thomas Aspinwall, parents of Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall.

Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall and wife Lucy Sparhawk are parents of Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall, wife of Edward Brewer. Their son, Thomas Aspinwall Brewer.

Rev. Joseph Whiting's daughter Sarah Danforth Whiting (daughter of first wife Sarah Danforth) remained in Massachusetts and married. Her father, Rev. Joseph Whiting, became pastor at Southampton, New York. As a widower, married 2nd to Rebecca Bishop. See "History of Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1630-1877: With a Genealogical Register, Volume 2"; and multiple other sources - some here listed; many further not named on this profile.

"Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Volume 1", by William Richard Cutter. Danforth family.

HATTIE ELIZA FREEMAN
Hattie Eliza Freeman, wife of Thomas Brewer Benson, was a daughter of Hannah Lum and Charles Henry Freeman.

Capt. Charles H. Freeman is mentioned in "The War Outside My Window", the published diary of Leroy Wiley "Loy" Gresham of Macon, Georgia.

Richard Aaron Benson was 1/2 brother of Ellenora Francesca Scott Baxter, wife of Leroy's uncle Thomas Wiley Baxter. Mother of Richard Aaron Benson is Eliza (or Elizabeth) Jane Jappie, daughter of Captain Paul Jappie of Ireland and New York City. Eliza 2nd married William Scott of Vineville, Macon, Georgia.

This same Baxter family also is family of Muriel Barrow Bell, mother of Malcolm Bell, III. Mac (Malcolm III) Bell of Savannah, Georgia, was a close childhood friend of George Otis Parker, Jr.

Muriel Bell, at the time of George's death, wrote to George's family. Mrs. Bell stated she wished to make a gift to a library or school in memory of her son Mac's childhood friend George.

RICHARD AARON BENSON
Great-great-grandfather of George Otis Parker, Jr. Born in Georgia to Eliza Jane Jappie and Aron Benson. Husband of Catherine Elizabeth Brewer. A grandson of Captain Paul Jappie of Ireland and New York.

ARON OR AARON BENSON / BENSTON
Great-great-great-grandfather of George Otis Parker, Jr. Father of Richard Aaron Benson. Married 1820 in Georgia to Eliza Jane Jappie, daughter of Captain Paul Jappie. The Bensons were alumni of Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia; Wofford College, South Carolina; and Catherine Brewer Benson, Wesleyan Female College, Macon, Georgia.

ELIZA JANE JAPPIE
Great-great-great-grandmother of George Otis Parker, Jr. Born 1789 in Manhattan, New York City, New York. Wife of Aron BENSON, married 1820, Putnam County, Georgia. Mother of Richard Aaron Benson. Wife of William SCOTT. Mother of Ellenora Francesca Scott BAXTER. (Eliza is mother of all children of William Scott.)

CAPT. PAUL JAPPIE
Father of Eliza (Elizabeth) Jane Jappie and others. Born 1758, Ireland. Sea captain. Lived in New York City, where he was well-known. Daughter Eliza married Aaron Benson. Eliza, mother of Richard Aaron Benson, married 2nd to William Scott, Vineville, Bibb County, Georgia. Capt. Jappie's daughters also lived in Eatonton, Georgia. See New Georgia Encyclopedia, "Eatonton", Original entry by Elizabeth B. Cooksey, Savannah, 03/29/2004.
Online via Newspapers dot com:
"Shipping News: Capt Paul Jappie commanding the Molly", from The Leeds Intelligencer and Yorkshire General Advertiser, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, 25 Jun 1798, Mon • Page 1. See also: "Report of the Librarian of Congress and Report of the Superintendent of the Library Building and Grounds for the fiscal year ending June 30 ..", by Library of Congress, 1901. Capt. Paul Jappie, page 25: "An attested account, signed by Capt Paul Jappie, of the capture of the British ship Free Trade by the American privateer The Rhodes, off New York, in September 1781." See also: "The New-York Mirror, and Ladies' Literary Gazette" by George P. Morris, 1824, for Capt. Paul Jappie.
Grandfather of Richard Aaron Benson and others.
Great-grandfather of Thomas Brewer Benson.
Great-great-great-great-grandfather of George Otis Parker, Jr.
Capt. Paul Jappie
Eliza Jane Jappie Benson Scott
Richard Aaron Benson
Thomas Brewer Benson
Lula Benson Parker
George Otis Parker, Sr.
Capt. Paul Jappie, burial St. Paul's Chapel and Churchyard, Manhattan, New York City, New York.

LUM FAMILY
Sources below provide information about the family of Hattie Eliza Freeman Brewer, mother of Lula Benson Parker.

Thomas Brewer Benson, son of Catherine Elizabeth Brewer and Richard Aaron Benson, married Hattie Eliza Freeman.

CHARLES H. FREEMAN
Great-great-grandfather of George Otis Parker, Jr. Wife Hannah Lum. Living in Macon, Georgia. Parents of Hattie E. Freeman.

HANNAH LUM
Great-great-grandmother of George Otis Parker, Jr. Hannah Lum, Mrs. Charles H. Freeman. Born in New Jersey to a New Jersey family. Other family of Hannah Lum Freeman also came to Macon, Georgia. A Macon jewelry store was owned by Lum family related to Hannah. This family left Georgia rather than joining the Confederacy. Charles H. and Hannah Lum Freeman remained in Macon. Burial, Rose Hill, Macon, Georgia. Charles H. Freeman was from New Jersey and also had family in New York state.

BREWER GROCERY BUSINESS
Begins in Macon. Thomas Aspinwall Brewer and son Edward Ebenezer Brewer. Includes Charles H. Freeman, father of Hattie Eliza Freeman Benson.

Charles H. Freeman was business partner and friend of Thomas Aspinwall Brewer, and also is future father-in-law of Thomas Aspinwall Brewer's grandson Thomas Brewer Benson.

EDWARD EBENEZER BREWER
Uncle of Thomas Brewer Benson. Son of Mary Foster and Thomas Aspinwall Brewer. Only brother of Catherine Elizabeth Brewer Benson. Partner in the Brewer grocery business. His wife, "Carrie" Jones.

~BREWER'S ~
Charles H. Freeman, father of Hattie (future wife of Thomas Brewer Benson, parents of Lula Benson Parker), and Thomas Aspinwall Brewer (grandfather of Thomas Brewer Benson and great-grandfather of Lula Benson Parker), and Edward Ebenezer Brewer, (only son of Thomas Aspinwall Brewer), established in Macon, Georgia, a confectionery, grocery, and catering business. In Macon, opened selling ice cream as "Brewer's" - this alongside existing grocery and related import/export business concerns and ventures.

CAROLINE ELIZABETH JONES BREWER
"Carrie" Wife of Edward Ebenezer Brewer, only son of Thomas Aspinwall Brewer and Mary Foster Brewer. Sister-in-law to Catherine Elizabeth Brewer Benson and Adeline Brewer Corbin Clayton.

DIARY OF EDWARD EBENEZER BREWER
During the Civil War, Edward Ebenezer Brewer kept a small diary. This dairy is held by descendants and is found online. This dairy was transcribed online by Tripp Corbin, Atlanta, Georgia.

NAPOLEON BREWER CORBIN
Napoleon Brewer Corbin, nephew of Catherine Brewer Benson, later also was a grocery wholesaler and retailer in Macon, Georgia. Napoleon Brewer Corbin was a grandson of Thomas Aspinwall Brewer.

ADELINE BREWER CORBIN CLAYTON
Daughter of Thomas Aspinwall Brewer and Mary Foster. Sister of Edward Ebenezer Brewer and Catherine Elizabeth Brewer Benson. Wife of Napoleon Bonaparte Corbin. Mother of Napoleon Brewer Corbin.

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE CORBIN
Napoleon Brewer Corbin, only son and only child of Adeline Brewer and Napoleon Bonaparte Corbin. Soon after Adeline was married, Mr. Corbin died, leaving Adeline with baby Napoleon Brewer Corbin. Several years later, Adeline, widow of Mr. Corbin, was married to Mr. Clayton.

N. B. CORBIN
Napoleon Brewer Corbin in printed publications is most often written as "N. B. Corbin". Well-known Central Georgia businessman and civic-minded benefactor of his church and community. He was a grandson of Mary Foster and Thomas Aspinwall Brewer. Descendants of Napoleon Brewer Corbin are listed in DAR lineage books found online.

LUM FAMILY
Hannah Lum and Charles H. Freeman; Hattie Eliza Freeman and Thomas Brewer Benson; Lula Benson Parker.

"West Virginia and its people, Volume 1", by T.C. Miller, pg 274.

"Lineage Book of the National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America" by National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, 1924, pg 72.

"Family Records: Or, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Passaic Valley and Vicinity Above Chatham, with Their Ancestors and Descendants as Far as Can Now be Ascertained", by John Littell. Page 115 (Day, Thompson, Lum) and pg 273.

"Prominent Families of New Jersey, Volume 1", by William Starr Myers, pg 980.

"Documents Relating to the Colonial, Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey", New Jersey Historical Society, 1918 (Meeker, Lum).

"History of Union and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey: With Biographical Sketches of Many of Their Pioneers and Prominent Men", by W. Woodford Clayton, Everts & Peck, 1882 (Lum, Meeker).

"The Descendants of Governor Thomas Welles of Connecticut and his Wife Alice Tomes, Volume 3, Part A", by Kathryn Smith Black (Lum Family).

"Documents Relating to the Colonial, Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey, Volume 32", 1924 (Meeker, Lum, pg 312).

"Founders and Patriots of America Index", by National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, pg 142.

Hannah Lum is related not too distantly to the Day family and a founder of Daytona, Florida (where her granddaughters also lived for a time).

GEORGE OTIS PARKER, SR.
"George" Father of George Jr.
Son of Lula Benson and Nelson Huntley Parker, Sr. Graduated Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina. As an adult, he lived in the Ardsley Park neighborhood of Savannah, Georgia, with his wife and only son George Otis Parker, Jr.

George Otis Parker, Sr. was a grandson of Thomas Brewer Benson and Hattie Eliza Freeman.

Great-grandson of Catherine Elizabeth Brewer and Richard Aaron Benson; and of Hannah Lum and Charles H. Freeman.

Great-great-grandson of Thomas Aspinwall Brewer and Mary Foster; and of Eliza Jane Jappie (daughter of Capt. Paul Jappie) and Aaron Benson (son of Benson).

Great-great-great-grandson of Edward Brewer (son of Susannah White and Stephen Brewer) and Catharine Sparhawk Aspinwall Brewer (daughter of Lt. Col. Thomas Aspinwall and Lucy Sparhawk).

George Jr. was youngest child and the only son of George Otis Parker, Sr. George Otis Parker, Jr. is survived by daughter Ingrid.

GENEALOGY OF THE LUM FAMILY
Lula Benson and Nelson Huntley Parker, page 209, "Genealogy of the Lum Family", by Unionist-Gazette Association, 1927. Children of Lula Benson and Nelson Huntley Parker, Sr.

NELSON HUNTLEY PARKER, SR.
Grandfather of George Jr.
Born Ivoryton, Connecticut. Burial Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. Find A Grave includes newspaper obituary. Rose Hill Cemetery Tombstone Photos, Bibb County Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project.

REVEREND FREEMAN BENSON PARKER
"Freeman" Uncle of George Otis Parker, Jr. Son of Lula Benson and Nelson Huntley Parker, Sr. Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina, Class of 1933.
Presbyterian College Magazine (Volume Vol. 18, No. 2) online. (page 3 of 5):
'33 — The Rev. Freeman B. Parker pastor
of the Central Presbyterian Church
of St. Petersburg, Fla., serves as
senior supervisory Chaplain of the
Florida National Guard. He is as-
signed to the 55th Command Head-
quarters, Divisional in Jacksonville
and holds the rank of Lieutenant
Colonel.
See also: "Letters From Home", Presbyterian College Magazine, Spring 2019, Chaplain Freeman B. Parker.
See also: Olivet Presbyterian Church, Staunton, Virginia, website which states "Under the leadership of the Rev. Freeman B. Parker, the present educational building was completed and dedicated in 1951 with the anticipation of building a new and larger sanctuary in the future."

JULIA BENSON PARKER
"Julia" Aunt of George Otis Parker, Jr. Daughter of Lula Benson and Nelson Huntley Parker, Sr. Sister of George Otis Parker, Sr.; Thomas Brewer Parker; Reverend Freeman B. Parker; Nelson Huntley Parker, Jr.; and Howard Parker (died an infant). Devout Presbyterian. Founding member, Pilot Club. Employed. Granddaughter of Thomas Brewer Benson and Hattie Freeman. Her great-grandmother Catherine Elizabeth Brewer Benson and great-uncle Admiral Benson (brother of Thomas Brewer Benson) were known to Julia. Admiral Benson hosted Julia in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Julia Benson Parker lived in Atlanta, and kept heirlooms such as textiles, household artifacts, portraits, family papers; gifts from mission trips and service careers of her brothers; and items from her own travels. Never married. Burial Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia.

NELSON HUNTLEY PARKER, JR.
"Nelson" Uncle of George Otis Parker, Jr. Nelson and his wife Phalba and their children visited Anniston with their families.

THOMAS BREWER PARKER
"Tom" Uncle of George Otis Parker, Jr.
Son of Lula Benson and Nelson Huntley Parker, Sr. Tom's wife was Louise Lane McArthur Parker. Tom and Louise and family visited Anniston, and also came to George Jr.'s memorial service. Three daughters, one being the late and lovely Celeste of Georgia. Tom's family and descendants include a founder of St. Simons Land Trust. Tom's three daughters each married and went on to have a family.

Eldest surviving son of LULA BENSON and NELSON HUNTLEY PARKER, SR. was GEORGE OTIS PARKER, SR., born 1904 at Revere, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

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