- Born: Abt 1768, Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine
- Marriage (1): Sarah Straw on 18 May 1790 in Waterboro, York County, Maine
- Died: 1814, Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont about age 46
Research of Joan Kondratowicz on FTM under Descendents of Ralph Wallis and research on Ancestry.com; Robert lived Waterbury, VT 1790 thru 1810 census records. New England Gen Register lists their intentions published 27 Feb 1790 and both listed as residents of Waterborough, ME
Marriage Date:18 Mar 1790
Marriage Place:Waterboro, USA
Spouse Name:Sarah Straw
Descendants of Elias Parcher (Internet)
Robert 4 Parcher (Timothy Kearl 3 , George 2 , Elias 1 ) was born Abt. 1770 in Scarborough, Maine, and died 1814 in Waterbuy, Vermont. He married Sarah Straw March 18, 1790 in Waterborough, York Co., Massachusettes. [Now Maine] She died Aft. 1814 in Waterbuy, Vermont.
Notes for Robert Parcher:
A land deed in Waterbury, VT, dated November 6, 1789 shows that Robert Parcher of Waterborough, County of York, State of Massachusettes, (Maine did not become a state until 1820) bought the original right of Elias Bedford on that date. The History of Waterbury, VT says that he had the first farm in the region. This was the farm that was later owned by C. C. Robinson. In the 1790 Vermont Census in the Robert Parcher family, there were two males 16 and over and 2 females. No Parchers other than Robert were listed in that census. In 1800 there were2 males under age 10, 1 male over age 26, 1 female under age 10, and 1 female over age 26. By the 1810 census his family had grown considerably -- 4 males under 10, 1 under 16, 1 16-26 and Robert 26 and over. There was also 1 female under 10, 1 female under 16, 1 16-26 and Sarah over 26.
Robert was appointed a suveyer of property in Waterbury, April 20, 1793. He was named constable on March 1st, 1796 after he bid 3# 6 # for the office. He was on a list of voters and was sworn in as a juror at a town meeting on March 5th, 1810. In the property deeds in Waterbury, there are many listings of property which bought and sold.
A petition he signed dated January 12th, 1803 stated, " I do not agree in religious opinion with a majority of the inhabitants of the Congregational Society in this Town." It was received and recorded January 13th, 1803 by Roswell Wells, Clerk. Robert apparently did not wish to be a member of the Congregational Church. Whether he joined the Baptist or Methodist church as his brothers had done was not recorded.
On May 24th, 1814 Samuel and David Parcher were appointed executors of the Robert Parcher estate. This appears in Will Book A., page 343. The estate inventory was worth $1,703.00 which consisted of his home farm of 1224 acres, and 1/8 part of 50 acres of wild land. Sarah Parcher was the widow and Suzy Tomson and David Parcher were a son and a daughter. Sarah's dower was $350.00 which was 1/3 ofr the $1050.00 the farm's worth. There was reference to other sons and daughters, but no names. This has made it difficult to identify his children.
It appears Sarah Straw Parcher remarried after her first husband's death.
(Ref: Waterbury, Vt vital records; Waterborough, ME; Maine and VT land records gravestones, Waterbury Center, Vt cemeteries; History of Waterbury, VT by Theodore Lewis 1915; 1850 census)
Children of Robert Parcher and Sarah Straw are:
30 i. Suzy 5 Parcher, born Abt. 1790. She married Tomson.
+ 31 ii. Cyrus Parcher, born January 1791 in Vermont; died July 07, 1886 in Buckingham, Quebec, Canada.
+ 32 iii. David Parcher, born 1795; died March 16, 1843 in Waterbury Center Cemetery, Vermont.
33 iv. Robert Parcher, born June 04, 1805 in Waterbury, Vt; died February 04, 1872 in Stowe, Vt. He married Lydia M.; born 1811 in New Hampshire.
34 v. Hiram Parcher, born May 1807 in Waterbury, VT; died September 1877 in Duxbury, VT. He married Ruth Simpson February 21, 1833 in Duxbury, VT; born May 13, 1813 in Waterbury, VT; died April 20, 1880 in Duxbury, VT.
More About Hiram Parcher: Burial: Waterbury Center Cemetery, Waterbury, VT
35 vi. Jonathan Parcher, born 1810 in Waterbury, VT; died February 04, 1872 in Waterbury, VT. He married Sophronia; born 1813 in New Hampshire; died June 30, 1904 in Waterbury, VT.
More About Jonathan Parcher: Burial: Waterbury Center Cemetery, Waterbury, VT
More About Sophronia: Burial: Waterbury Center Cemetery, Waterbury, VT
Robert married Sarah Straw, daughter of Valentine Straw Sr and Sarah Coffin, on 18 May 1790 in Waterboro, York County, Maine. (Sarah Straw was born about 1770 in Prob Waterboro, Maine and died after 1814 in Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• 27 Feb 1790: date of marriage.
www.familysearch.com - pilot search: 10 March 1789 in Waterboro, York, ME or 27 Feb 1790 in [place not listed]