Parker, Amasa R.

Born: 1809-XX-XX New York

Flourished: Washington, D.C.

In March 1839, Parker married Ellen Elizabeth Dehaven, daughter of Abraham Dehaven, in Adams County, Illinois. In 1840, he and his wife were living in Quincy, Illinois, where he was engaged in commerce. In March 1842, Parker completed survey work on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River between Quincy and mouth of the Illinois River for the Surveyor General of Illinois and Missouri. In 1848, he was living in Missouri when he secured a job as a clerk in the General Land Office. In 1850, he was employed as a clerk in the General Land Office in Washington, D.C. In 1860, he was working as a draughtsman for the U.S. House of Representatives and owned real estate valued at $12,000 and had a personal estate of $1,500.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Adams County, 21 March 1839, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Public Documents Printed by Order of the Senate of the United States, First Session of the Twentieth-Eighth Congress, Begun and Held at the City of Washington, December 4, 1843 (Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1844), 2:Doc. 15:77; Thirtieth Congress, Second Session, Ex. Doc. No. 46, House of Representatives, Clerks and other Persons, Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, Transmitting his Annual Statements of the Clerks and Other Persons Employed in that Department During the Last Year , 30; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Ward 2, Quincy, Adams County, IL, 10; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Ward 4, Washington, D.C., 219; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Ward 3, Washington, D.C., 122.