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Parker Family House

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Home of Robert and Thomas Parker was built in 1826 in West Gwillimbury. The Parkers were Irish Palatines. Thomas was a captain in the Rebellion of 1837 and was reeve of West Gwillimbury township. He lived in this area until 1887, when he moved to High Bluff Manitoba where he died on September 29, 1889 at 90 years old. Robert was the father of Thomas Sutherland Parker, a doctor in Guelph, and William Robert Parker, a Methodist minister. Thomas S. Parker was a member of Parliament for one of the ridings of Wellington County from 1863 to 1872.