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Missionary

Samuel Parker, American missionary.

Background

Parker, Samuel was born on April 23, 1779 in Ashfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Elisha and Thankful (Marchant) Parker.

Education

Graduate Williams College, 1806, Andover Theological Seminary, 1810.

Career

Missionary in Western New York, 1810-1812. Ordained to ministry Congregational Church, 1812. Pastor Congregational Church, Danby, New York, 1812-1827.

Agent Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, 1827-1830. Preacher, Apulia, New York, 1830-1832, Middlefield, Massachusetts, 1832-1833. Did missionary work among Indian tribes in St. Louis area, 1834.

Began trips into Oregon Territory, 1835, spent winters of 1835, 36 at Fort Vancouver. Explored many interior parts of Oregon Territory. Author: Journal of an Exploring Tour Beyond the Rocky Mountains, 1838.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Journal of an Exploring Tour Beyond the Rocky Mountains, 1838.

Connections

Married 3 times;; married second, Jerusha Lord, 1815.

father:
Elisha Parker

mother:
Thankful (Marchant) Parker

spouses:
3 times

Jerusha Lord