SHEROW W. PARKER, an active and enterprising farmer, and the present justice of the peace of Madison Township, residing on section 15, was born in Harrison County, Ohio, April 22, 1840, his father, Richard Parker, who is now deceased, being a native of the same county, and a carpenter and farmer by occupation. Sherow W. Parker attended the common schools of his native county, where he received a fair education. He was reared to agricultural pursuits, which he has made his life’s work, and by his persevering, industry and good management he has met with success. He was a soldier in the late war, enlisting in Company C, Fifty-second Ohio Infantry, and during his term of service he was sick at Jeffersonville, Indiana, for five months. He participated in a number of engagements, among which were, Perryville, Kentucky, Chickamauga, Buzzard’s Roost, Rome, Georgia, and Kenesaw Mountain. Mr. Parker was married March 20, 1866, to Miss Lizette Crew, a daughter of the late James Crew. Twelve children have been born to them – Katie, Sherman, Charles, Richard, Franklin, Homer, Alburtus, John, Lizetta M., Josiah, George and one deceased. Mr. Parker located in Fulton County, Illinois, in the fall of 1865, living near Canton till the fall of 1869. He then came to Clarke County, Iowa, and the following spring settled on the farm where he has since been engaged in farming and stock-raising, his farm containing 156 acres of choice land. Mr. Parker has held several offices of trust since locating in Madison Township, serving as township clerk, road supervisor, assessor and justice of the peace, and for eight or ten years has been clerk of the School Board. He is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.
SOURCE: Biographical and Historical Record of Clarke County, Iowa, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1886 p. 285-6