George Parker was born in 1781, in Pennsylvania, the son of UE Loyalist John Parker and his wife, Nancy Watson. George came to Upper Canada with his parents and siblings, following the American Revolution, settling in Lincoln County. In 1808, he married Hannah McGaw, daughter of Patrick McGaw.
When the War of 1812 broke out, George joined the 3rd Regiment Lincoln Militia in June 1812, along with his brothers William and Samuel (killed in action July 1812), serving as a Private under Captain John Hardy. George’s service is well documented in the War of 1812 Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, RG 9 1B7. As well, he received a Certificate of Service which allowed him to receive 100 acres of land. In addition, George received his Order in Council on 9 June 1812 for his grant as the son of a UE Loyalist and took possession of Lot 13 Conc 1 of Yarmouth on 30 Sept 1817.
George and Hannah had the following children:
- Nancy, b 28 Feb 1809, Wainfleet , Lincoln County, m Edward Pratt
- Frances b1812, Lincoln County, m James Thomas Richards
- Mary b1813, Lincoln County, m Peerless Dowling
- George, Jr. b1815, St. Catharines, Lincoln County, m Lydia Vansickle
- William, b1817, m Amy Emma Brown
- John b1821, Yarmouth Twp., Elgin Co.
- Jesse b1823, Yarmouth Twp., Elgin Co., m Mary Frances Sann
- Patrick b1825, Yarmouth Twp., Elgin Co.
- James b1829, Yarmouth Twp., Elgin Co.
George died 5 June 1838 and was laid to rest in Seminary Cemetery, a short distance from his farm. Hannah died in Bayham Twp on 3 Oct 1849 and was laid to rest in the Sims-Martin Cemetery on Calton Line.
Veteran SummaryGeorge Parker
Private, 3rd Regiment Lincoln Militia
Place of Birth
, Pennsylvania, Thirteen Colonies
Place of Death
Yarmouth Twp., Elgin County, Ontario, CAN
Died on: 03 JUN 1838
Location of Grave
Seminary Cemetery, 6150 Centennial Road, NE corner, Centennial Road and Sparta Line
Yarmouth Twp., Municipality of Central Elgin, ON, CAN
Latitude: 42.703783N Longitude: -81.148548