Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Parker, Daniel
PARKER, Daniel, soldier, b. in Shirley, Mass., 29 Jan., 1782; d. in Washington. D. C., 5 April, 1846. He was graduated at Dartmouth in 1801, read law, and was admitted to the bar in Charlestown, Mass. He became chief clerk in the U. S. war department in 1810, adjutant and inspector-general, 22 Nov., 1814, paymaster-general in 1821, and in 1841 he returned to the war department as chief clerk. He published an “Army Register” (Washington, D. C., 1816). — His brother, Leonard Moody, lawyer, b. in Shirley, Mass., 9 Jan., 1789; d. there, 25 Aug., 1854, was graduated at Dartmouth in 1808, began the practice of law in Charlestown, Mass., was judge-advocate in the U. S. army in 1812-'14, and after the war resumed his profession. He was naval officer of Boston in 1830-'4, retired at the latter date, and for many years afterward was a member of the legislature.