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Pembroke in Genesee County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General Ely Samuel Parker 1828-1895

“Do-Ne-Ho-Ga-Wa” Grand Sachem Chief

 

“Keeper of the Western Door of the Long House of the Iroquois”

 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 12, 2014
1. General Ely Samuel Parker 1828-1895 Marker
Inscription. Son of William and Elizabeth Parker, born in a log cabin overlooking the water-falls, at Indian Falls, N.Y., then part of the Tonawanda Indian Reservation. Volunteered into the army, and became General Grant's Military Secretary. He was instrumental in drafting the final terms of the Confederate Surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia on April 9, 1865. On March 2, 1867, he was commissioned a Brigadier General in the regular army.

President Grant appointed him the first Commissioner of Indian Affairs on April 13, 1869. He died August 31, 1895, at Fairfield Conn. His remains lie at rest in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY.
 
Erected by Town of Pembroke Historical Committe.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration marker series.
 
Location. 43° 1.503′ N, 78° 24.003′ W. Marker is in Pembroke, New York, in Genesee County. Marker is at the intersection of Akron Road (County Route 11) and Gilmore Road, on the right when traveling west on Akron Road. Touch for map. Marker is just west of NY 77. Marker is in this post office area: Corfu NY 14036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow

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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 12, 2014
2. General Ely Samuel Parker 1828-1895 Marker
Westward
flies. Morrot's Boulder Amusement Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Schafer Farms (approx. 0.7 miles away); Town of Pembroke (approx. 2.2 miles away); Old Buffalo Road Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); 1800 Brick House 1963 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Treaty of 1857 (approx. 3.3 miles away); Basom Plot (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Holland Purchase (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pembroke.
 
Also see . . .  Ely S. Parker - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 8, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansPeaceWar, US Civil
 
General Ely Samuel Parker 1828-1895 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 12, 2014
3. General Ely Samuel Parker 1828-1895 Marker
Eastward
General Ely Samuel Parker 1828-1895 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 12, 2014
4. General Ely Samuel Parker 1828-1895 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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