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David Parkhurst (1801-1885)


Transcription contributed by Martie Callihan 23 December 2004

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Turtlecreek Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)
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DAVID PARKHURST, Shaker Trustee, Lebanon, was born in. Pennsylvania March 26, 1801; his father, Samuel Parkhurst, was a native of Pennsylvania, of English descent; he married Anna Sutton, a native of New Jersey, of Holland Dutch descent; he came to Turtle Creek Township in 1814, and brought his family in 1815; he was formerly a Baptist, but, on coming to Warren County, joined the Shaker Society, in which he afterward became a Deacon and Elder. He had seven children, of whom our subject was the third. He never attended school more than three months, and obtained what education he has by close reading,- He worked at wagon-making one year, but has since farmed for the Shakers with whom he lives. He has been a Deacon since 1823, and, in 1864, was appointed Legal Trustee, in which capacity he still continues.

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