The Historical narrative of

Major William Park JR.

William Park Jr. was born in 1750.  As a member of the Harvard Town militia he participated in the April 19, 1775 skirmish at Lexington which kindled the American Revolution.     

​He served at Fishkill, New York in 1778, was later sent to Rhode Island to join forces with a combined French/American unit.  He retired from the military with the rank of Major. In 1781, he married a Groton native, Eunice Stone; together they had five children. The family farmed the land and built the house and barn that William Park Farm consists of today.   

​ In the early 19th century Park served on the Board of Selectmen (1781) and on the Board of Assessors (1814, 1815, and 1823-28).