Early European settlers in the American colonies were mostly farmers and craftsmen. They had to work hard to provide daily neccesities for themselves.
Women played an essential role in American society as mothers and homemakers.
from Representative Men and Old Families of Southeastern Massachusetts. Volume 3 Thomas Park, son of Richard, was born in England in 1628. He was of Cambridge village, and died Aug. 11, 1690. On Dec. 7, 1653, he married Abigail Dix, daughter of Edward Dix, and
they had nine children, five sons and four daughters, namely:
Thomas, born Novr. 2, 1654;
John, Sept. 6, 1656;
Abigail, March 3, 1658;
Edward, April 8, 1661;
Richard, Dec. 21, 1663;
Sarah, 21st day, 1st month, 1666;
Rebecca, 13th day, 2d month, 1668;
Jonathan, Aug. 27, 1670; and
Elizabeth, 28th day, 5th month, 1679.
Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.
Coverlets (Coverlid) are woven bedcovers, used as the topmost covering on a bed.
Family Memorials: Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts by Henry Bond, published by Little, Brown & Co., 1855
Edward Park (son of Thomas), d. in Newton, Mar. 1, 1745, aged 84.
Chil. by wife Martha (Fiske).
1. Martha, b. May 16, 1699.
2. Edward, b. Ap. 18, 1701
3. Thomas, b. 1703; a weaver, and a selectman of Newton
4. Nathan, went to Uxbridge.