Stephen and Mary Parker moved to Packersfield from New Ipswich, New Hampshire in 1778 when Stephen was forty.  At one time owned extensive property on Osgood Hill. Stephen saw substantial service in the Revolutionary War. He seems to have had some financial difficulties, selling his land back to the mortgage holders eight years after his purchase for the original amount of the debt. The deed notes that the 130 acres now includes ‘”all the buildings and fences.”

He moved to Walpole, New Hampshire in 1786 where he died in 1814 at his son, Almarin’s home. The place was abandoned at that point.