Bio: Parker, John Henry & Rosita Hickox
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----Source: John Henry Parker is also featured in the book, "Civil War Soldiers in the heart of Clark Co., Wisconsin."

Surnames: Bassett, Galligan, Gilligan, Hickox, Ketchum, Parker, Rector, Savage, Tuttle

John Henry & Rose Parker


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John was born in NY 22 Aug 1840, the son of George and Mary Ann Parker who were both natives of England.  During the Civil War, John enlisted with the Union Army, 21 Dec 1863.  He first served as a Sgt. with Co. E, 118th NY Inf. and 12 Jun 1865, transferred to Co. C, 96th Inf.  He was mustered out 6 Feb 1866, at City Point, VA.  


His wife, Rosetta "Rose", was born (1858) in MI.  The family farmed in Sec. 13 of Beaver Twp., Clark Co., WI. 


They had 5 children, two of them were: Charles (b. 1877), Myrtle "Mertie" Jane (b. 21 Aug 1880, m. Thomas Tuttle, 21 Apr 1897, d. 31 Oct 1950).  John had cancer of the face and sought medical aid in Iola, but the doctors could not cure him.  When he died 15 Sep 1892, the G.A.R. took charge of the funeral and he was buried in lot #8, sec. 13 of the Beaver Twp Cemetery, Rose then married (12 Dec 1895) Andrew Jackson Gilligan who died in 1930.


1880 State Census--Beaver, Clark, Wisconsin

Name Relation Marital






Father Born Mother Born
John Parker Head Married Male White 32 NY Farmer England Ireland
Rose Parker Wife Married Female White 22 MI Keeping House MI NY
Charles Parker Son Single Male White 3 WI   NY MI
Mertie J. Parker Daughter Single Female White 9 mos. WI   NY MI
Byron Bassett Other Single Male White 16 WI Laborer MA MI




PARKER - John H. Parker: Co. E, 96th NY--WI

     Widow: Parker, Rose      C  96th and E 118th NY  Inf

     1886 Oct 18         Invalid         587618       501997






Wisconsin Marriage Records


BioM: Parker, Rosita Hickox (1895)


Groom: Andrew Jackson Galligan (Gilligan)
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 12 Dec 1895
Event Place Unity, Clark, Wisconsin, United States
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Fond Du Lac, Wis.
Father's Name Edward Galligan
Mother's Name Elizabeth Rector
Bride: Name Rosita Parker
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Race White
Spouse's Birthplace Mich.
Spouse's Father's Name Julius Hickox
Spouse's Mother's Name Henrietta Savage



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