Parker, John Palmer
- Sally Lampson Kanehe
Parker, John Palmer (01 May 1790–25 March 1868), cattleman, was born in Newton, Massachusetts, the son of Samuel Parker and Ann Palmer, well-to-do owners of a New England shipping company. The family was financially secure and provided an intellectually stimulating environment for the young boy. Educated in eastern Massachusetts at Framingham Academy, Parker excelled in mathematics and history. Early on, he had strong interests both in artifacts from Native American cultures and the revolutionary war. Following his Framingham education, he worked briefly as a bookkeeper in the family business....