Leander Parkhurst

Leander Parkhurst

Male Abt 1806 - 1886  (~ 80 years)

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  • Name Leander Parkhurst  [1
    Born Abt 1806  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jul 1886  Pulaski, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age ~ 80 years 
    Person ID I66009  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Ancestors Nathan Parkhurst
              d. 1808, Mexico Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lydia Green 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1805 
    Family ID F28960  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Nathan Parkhurst 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lydia Green 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F28945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Serena Nye
              b. 1814
              d. 9 Mar 1880, Minneapolis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Burns Elwood Parkhurst
              b. 26 Jul 1843, Mexico Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 Jan 1915  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F28943  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 R. Josephine Brown
              b. 1816, Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1851  (Age 35 years) 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Burns Elwood Parkhurst
              b. 26 Jul 1843, Mexico Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 Jan 1915  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     2. Jerome S. Parkhurst
              b. 15 Mar 1839, Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 4 Aug 1882  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
     3. Helen Josephine Parkhurst
              b. 7 Nov 1846
              d. 20 Jul 1865  (Age 18 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F28957  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • July 20, 1886 - - Leander Parkhurst, age 80 years, Widow, Retired, born in Mexico, New York, Son of Nathan Parkhurst and Lydia Green, died in Pulaski of paralysis.
      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, July 22, 1886 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died in this village July 20th, 1886, Gen. L. Parkhurst, aged 80 years. Funeral Friday at 10 a.m. at his late residence, Mexico Independent, please copy.
      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, July 29, 1886 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died at Pulaski, New York July 20, 1886, Gen. Leander Parkhurst, aged 80 years, 4 months, and 10 days. He was born near Colosse, Oswego County, where his boyhood was passed amidst the hardships incident to those early times. There he saw the wilderness, with here and there a small clearing and a log hut, transformed to green fields, while the log huts gave place to pleasant and comfortable dwellings. In this transformation his own industry and skill bore no mean part. The first marriage in the town of Parish was that of the parents of Gen. Parkhurst in 1805. In 1808 the father was killed by a falling tree, when Leander went to live with his grandfather, Col. Jonathan Parkhurst, who had been a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and, in 1812, commanded the militia of Oswego County, taking part in the defense of Fort Ontario when it was first attacked by the British. Leander received his education in the common schools of his day, and for several years was himself a teacher. About sixty years ago he taught one term in Lehigh district, town of Richland, Mr. J. B. Fox and Mrs. Henry Hinman being among his pupils at the time. When about 16 years of age he removed to the town of Hastings, where he remained some twelve years, when he returned to Colosse, where he remained until 1865. Subsequently he lived in Erie County about five years, then in Minneapolis until 1880, since which date his home has been in Pulaski with his son, B. E. Parkhurst, Esq. Living in the family of one who had fought for his country’s independence, Leander’s attention was early turned to military affairs, and in 1824 he became a member of the 8th Regt. 6th Brigade of New York Rifles, of which regiment he was at length made Colonel. In 1842 he was commissioned Brigadier General of the 6th Brigage4, his commission being signed by Gov. William H. Seward. During the Mexican War Gen. Parkhurst held his brigade in readiness to go at a moment’s notice but their services were not called for and when the brigade was disbanded Gen. Parkhurst retired from military life. He became a member of the Colosse Baptist Church many years ago, but for some increasing time deafness has prevented his taking part in public religious services. This was a severe trial for him. Enfeebled by age, and disease, at last he fell asleep, coming to his grave “in full age, like a shock of corn cometh in his season.” His funeral was conducted by Rev.’s D. D. Owen and S. E. Brown, and his body was buried in the family lot in the cemetery at Hastings. “Blessed be the dead who die in the Lord … Yea saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.”

      July 20, 1886 Leander Parkhurst, age 80 years, Widow, Retired, born in Mexico, New York, Son of Nathan Parkhurst and Lydia Green, died in Pulaski of paralysis.
      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, July 22, 1886 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died in this village July 20th, 1886, Gen. L. Parkhurst, aged 80 years. Funeral Friday at 10 a.m. at his late residence, Mexico Independent, please copy.
      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, July 29, 1886 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died at Pulaski, New York July 20, 1886, Gen. Leander Parkhurst, aged 80 years, 4 months, and 10 days. He was born near Colosse, Oswego County, where his boyhood was passed amidst the hardships incident to those early times. There he saw the wilderness, with here and there a small clearing and a log hut, transformed to green fields, while the log huts gave place to pleasant and comfortable dwellings. In this transformation his own industry and skill bore no mean part. The first marriage in the town of Parish was that of the parents of Gen. Parkhurst in 1805. In 1808 the father was killed by a falling tree, when Leander went to live with his grandfather, Col. Jonathan Parkhurst, who had been a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and, in 1812, commanded the militia of Oswego County, taking part in the defense of Fort Ontario when it was first attacked by the British. Leander received his education in the common schools of his day, and for several years was himself a teacher. About sixty years ago he taught one term in Lehigh district, town of Richland, Mr. J. B. Fox and Mrs. Henry Hinman being among his pupils at the time. When about 16 years of age he removed to the town of Hastings, where he remained some twelve years, when he returned to Colosse, where he remained until 1865. Subsequently he lived in Erie County about five years, then in Minneapolis until 1880, since which date his home has been in Pulaski with his son, B. E. Parkhurst, Esq. Living in the family of one who had fought for his country’s independence, Leander’s attention was early turned to military affairs, and in 1824 he became a member of the 8th Regt. 6th Brigade of New York Rifles, of which regiment he was at length made Colonel. In 1842 he was commissioned Brigadier General of the 6th Brigage4, his commission being signed by Gov. William H. Seward. During the Mexican War Gen. Parkhurst held his brigade in readiness to go at a moment’s notice but their services were not called for and when the brigade was disbanded Gen. Parkhurst retired from military life. He became a member of the Colosse Baptist Church many years ago, but for some increasing time deafness has prevented his taking part in public religious services. This was a severe trial for him. Enfeebled by age, and disease, at last he fell asleep, coming to his grave “in full age, like a shock of corn cometh in his season.” His funeral was conducted by Rev.’s D. D. Owen and S. E. Brown, and his body was buried in the family lot in the cemetery at Hastings. “Blessed be the dead who die in the Lord … Yea saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.”

      July 20, 1886 Leander Parkhurst, age 80 years, Widow, Retired, born in Mexico, New York, Son of Nathan Parkhurst and Lydia Green, died in Pulaski of paralysis.
      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, July 22, 1886 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died in this village July 20th, 1886, Gen. L. Parkhurst, aged 80 years. Funeral Friday at 10 a.m. at his late residence, Mexico Independent, please copy.
      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, July 29, 1886 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died at Pulaski, New York July 20, 1886, Gen. Leander Parkhurst, aged 80 years, 4 months, and 10 days. He was born near Colosse, Oswego County, where his boyhood was passed amidst the hardships incident to those early times. There he saw the wilderness, with here and there a small clearing and a log hut, transformed to green fields, while the log huts gave place to pleasant and comfortable dwellings. In this transformation his own industry and skill bore no mean part. The first marriage in the town of Parish was that of the parents of Gen. Parkhurst in 1805. In 1808 the father was killed by a falling tree, when Leander went to live with his grandfather, Col. Jonathan Parkhurst, who had been a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and, in 1812, commanded the militia of Oswego County, taking part in the defense of Fort Ontario when it was first attacked by the British. Leander received his education in the common schools of his day, and for several years was himself a teacher. About sixty years ago he taught one term in Lehigh district, town of Richland, Mr. J. B. Fox and Mrs. Henry Hinman being among his pupils at the time. When about 16 years of age he removed to the town of Hastings, where he remained some twelve years, when he returned to Colosse, where he remained until 1865. Subsequently he lived in Erie County about five years, then in Minneapolis until 1880, since which date his home has been in Pulaski with his son, B. E. Parkhurst, Esq. Living in the family of one who had fought for his country’s independence, Leander’s attention was early turned to military affairs, and in 1824 he became a member of the 8th Regt. 6th Brigade of New York Rifles, of which regiment he was at length made Colonel. In 1842 he was commissioned Brigadier General of the 6th Brigage4, his commission being signed by Gov. William H. Seward. During the Mexican War Gen. Parkhurst held his brigade in readiness to go at a moment’s notice but their services were not called for and when the brigade was disbanded Gen. Parkhurst retired from military life. He became a member of the Colosse Baptist Church many years ago, but for some increasing time deafness has prevented his taking part in public religious services. This was a severe trial for him. Enfeebled by age, and disease, at last he fell asleep, coming to his grave “in full age, like a shock of corn cometh in his season.” His funeral was conducted by Rev.’s D. D. Owen and S. E. Brown, and his body was buried in the family lot in the cemetery at Hastings. “Blessed be the dead who die in the Lord … Yea saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.”

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