Daniel Parker (general)

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Daniel Parker
Born (1782-01-29)January 29, 1782
Shirley, Massachusetts
Died April 5, 1846(1846-04-05) (aged 64)
Washington, D.C.
Place of Burial Congressional Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1814–1822
Rank Brigadier General
Commands held Adjutant General of the U.S. Army
Inspector General of the U.S. Army
Paymaster General of the U.S. Army
Other work Chief Clerk of the War Department

Daniel Parker (January 29, 1782, Shirley, Massachusetts[1] – April 5, 1846, Washington, D.C.[2]) made his career in the United States Department of War and the United States Army.

Biography[edit]

He was the son of Lieutenant James Parker and Sarah Dickinson.[1] He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1801, read law, and was admitted to the bar in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He became chief clerk in the U. S. War Department in 1810. On 22 November 1814, he became adjutant general and inspector general of the U.S. Army. In 1820, he became paymaster general. In 1841 he returned to the War Department as chief clerk.[3]

His remains were buried 7 April 1846 in the Historic Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.[4]

Family[edit]

Daniel m. Ann Collins (dau of Zaccheus Collins & Sarah Marshall) 1 June 1817, Washington, District of Columbia [National Intelligences, Washington DC Marriages to 1825 Spouse 1: Collins, Ann Spouse 2: Parker, D. Marriage Date: 1 Jun 1817 Marriage Location: District of Columbia

Anne b. 1795 [Lineages Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. I-CXXIX (129) (Washington, DC), Vol. 94; Pg. 294; DAR ID#: 93951.]

Anne d. 10 November 1828, Washington, District of Columbia [Vital Records of Shirley, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Name: New England Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 1918;), Pg. 208. "Anne, w. Gen. Daniel, d. Zaccheus Collins Esq. of Philadelphia, Nov.10, 1828, in Washington [D.C.]"]

Daniel & Anne (Collins) Parker hsd 5 children, 3 of whom d.y.: i. Unknown d. at birth. Buried: Historic Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia

ii. Stephen Collins Parker b. 6 March 1818, Washington, District of Columbia [Vital Records of Shirley, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Name: New England Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 1918;), Pg.76. "Stephen Collins, s. Brig. Gen. Daniel and Anne (Collins), Mar. 6, 1818, in Washington, [D.C.]"] d. 5 December 1823, Washington, District of Columbia. Buried: Historic Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia.

iii. Sarah Ann Parker b. 29 June 1819, Washington, District of Columbia [Vital Records of Shirley, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Name: New England Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 1918;), Pg, 76. "Sarah Anne, eldest d. Brig. Gen. Daniel and Anne (Collins), June 29, 1819, in Washington [D.C.]." ] d. [Date: 1799-10-25; Paper: New-York Gazette "PHILADELPHIA, October 23. Died on Monday last, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Sarah Ann Collins, the wife of Mr. Zaccheus Collins, of this city, merchant."] She m. Clement Hill (1815–1880).

iv. Ellen Amelia Parker b. 22 August 1821, Washington, District of Columbia [Vital Records of Shirley, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Name: New England Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 1918;), Pg. 75. "Ellen Amelia, d. Brig. Gen. Daniel and Anne (Collins), Aug. 22, 1821,in Washington [D.C.]"] d. 8 February 1824, Washington, District of Columbia. Buried: Historic Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia.

v. Charles Collins Parker b. 3 August 1823, Washington, District of Columbia. [Vital Records of Shirley, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Name: New England Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 1918;), Pg. 74. "Charles Collins, s. Gen Daniel and Anne, Aug. 3, 1823, in Washington[D.C."] d. 29 December 1848, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Collins m. Ann Coleman (1826–1876).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vital Records of Shirley, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, New England Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 1918, p. 74. "PARKER, Daniel, s. James and Sarah (Dickinson) B.R., Jan. 29, 1782."
  2. ^ Daniel d. 5 April 1846, Washington, D.C. ["Gen. Daniel Parker; Chief Clerk; War Department; Washington; Sunday"] (News Article) Date: 1846-04-09; Paper: Morning News "Gen, Daniel Parker, an officer of the last war, and for a time Chief Cleck of the War Department of Washington, died in that city on Sunday last."] ...also" [The National Intelligencer, April 5, 1846 "On Sunday evening, the 5th instant, in this city, after an illness of several weeks, General Daniel Parker. His friends and acquaintances are invited to attend his funeral from his residence on F street, at half past 3 o'clock this day (Tuesday), the 7th instant. General Parker was a native of Massachusetts. He came to this city before the commencement of the late war, to fill the responsible post of Chief Clerk of the War Department. From this arduous office, in the times in which he filled it, and where his signal services and extensive capacity for business were justly appreciated by the administration of the excellent Madison, Gen. P. was transferred to the office of Adjutant and Inspector General of the Army, with the rank of Brigadier General, which he held to the year 1821. In late years he was again in the chief clerkship of the Department of War. In every public office he was distinguished by exemplary devotion to official duty. In his last painful illness he possessed all his faculties to the end, and met death with a fortitude and resignation to which human nature, however sustained by courage and piety, is rarely equal".]
  3. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Parker, Daniel". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton. 
  4. ^ Interments in the Historic Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, Range 45, Site 45. "Parker, Gen. Daniel L. b. 29 Jan 1782 - d. 5 Apr 1846 R45/4'5"

References[edit]

  • "Parker, Gen. Daniel L.". Interments in the Historic Congressional Cemetery. Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery. August 13, 2006. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  • Heitman, Francis B. (1903). Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, Volume 1. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
William H. Winder
Adjutant General of the U. S. Army
November 22, 1814-June 1, 1821
Succeeded by
James Gadsden
Preceded by
William H. Winder
Inspector General of the U. S. Army
November 22, 1814-June 1, 1821
Succeeded by
vacant
Preceded by
Nathan Towson
Paymaster General of the U.S. Army
1821-1822
Succeeded by
Nathan Towson