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Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Parker, Permelia Jane Marsh

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PARKER, Permelia Jane Marsh, author, b. in Milan, Dutchess co., N. Y., 16 June, 1836. Her father was Joseph Marsh, a Campbellite minister, who adopted the views of William Miller and was a leader in the “Second Advent movement” in 1843-'50. She was educated in Rochester, N. Y., and in 1856 married George T. Parker, a lawyer of that city. Mrs. Parker is a frequent contributor to “The Churchman” and other publications of the Protestant Episcopal church, and is the author of “Toiling and Hoping,” a novel (New York, 1856); “The Boy Missionary” (1859); “Losing the Way” (1860); “Under His Banner” (1862); “The Morgan Boys” (1859); “Rochester, a Story Historical” (Rochester, 1884); “The Midnight Cry,” a novel founded on the Millerite movement (New York, 1886); “Life of S. F. B. Morse” (1887); and “Papers Relating to the Genesee Country” (1888).