Thomas Parker settled in Lynn Village, afterward called Reading, in the eastern part of the town. His homestead there remained in the family until 1822. He was an active and prominent citizen, a man of ability and property. He was appointed a commissioner to try small causes in 1636; was admitted a freeman May 17, 1637. He was deacon of the Reading church; selectman in 1661, and for five years or more.
He gave his age as thirty at the time he left England. He died in 1683, aged seventy-eight years. His wife Amy died January 15, 1690.
Children, all born in Lynn/Reading, MA:
Thomas (1638 - )
Hananiah (1638 - )
John (1640 - 1698/99) m1. Hannah Kendall, m2. Thankful _____
Joseph (1642 - 1644)
Joseph (1645 - 1646)
Mary (12 Dec 1647 - )
Martha (14 Mar 1649 - )
Nathaniel (May 1661 - )