"A boulder is erected to Sir Robert Parke, a pioneer who is buried here, as he owned land near this spot in the early times."
[The Homes of Our Ancestors in Stonington, Conn. by Grace Dension Wheeler, Published in Salem, MA Newcomb & Gauss, Printers, 1903. p. 259]
If you have been watching the PBS series, Finding Your Roots, with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., you may recognize the name of PARK that was mentioned on the chart of Rick Warren.
They mentioned Deacon William PARK (1604-1685) and his wife Martha HOLGRAVE. This is the memorial boulder of Dea. William PARK's father, Robert.
This is the immigrant ancestor. Buried in Whitehall Cemetery #21, Stonington, New London, CT
Ancestry.com. Genealogy of the Parke families of Connecticut, including Robert Parke, of New London, Edward Parks, of Guilford, and others, a [database on-line]. Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.
Original data: Parks, Frank Sylvester,. Genealogy
of the Parke families of Connecticut, including Robert Parke, of New
London, Edward Parks, of Guilford, and others, also a list of Parke,
Park, Parks, etc., who fought in the Revolutionary War. Washington: unknown, 1906.