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).
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